• Hiking,  Life

    Tonto Natural Bridge

    Tonto Natural Bridge is a natural arch in Payson, Arizona, that is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, standing at 183 feet tall. It went through several stages of development. First formed by lava flow. Then covered by sea water. Again covered in lava…undergoing transformation after transformation to finally become what it is today. You can read more about how it was created on Tonto Natural Bridge State Park’s website, here. There are several trails you can hike at very easy-moderate levels, and it is definitely worth a visit. ——– Upon entry into the cave, you notice how alive it is. In one form or another,…

  • Fashion

    Desert Jungalow

    Dress: Auguste the Label via Founder’s Grove | Hat: Anthropologie | Earrings: Founders Grove | Vintage Belt + Boots: Founders Grove There’s a bohemian jungalow in the red rocks, just off Westfork Trail. It was more alive with wonder than I could have possibly imagined. Every step we took, the scenery transformed and told a story of a wild world spun infinitely in time. From the whispers of a golden field with apple trees. To red rock cliffs, canopying high above a quiet creek. There were overgrown ferns that felt wildly exotic and tall oak trees who’s trunks were hidden with ivy, from their roots to the stars. The brick remains…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    The Grand Tetons

    If we were walking through these fields together, I might say in passing, how beautiful it is here. I might tell you, there’s nothing like this sunshine. Or how much my heart opens in the expanses of these kinds of places. I might tell you, there’s something in the air that allows me to breathe in a little deeper. A found refuge, to these mountains I’ve been climbing. And the wonder of it all is, no matter how high our peaks are, we keep going. Still open. Still trekking forward. With curiosity, wonder. Just softening into the great divide.  

  • Fashion

    Summer

    Pants + Top: Anthropologie | Hat: Lack of Colour | Grecian Sandals: Vida Moulin Just some quick snaps in my favorite summer outfit at one of my favorite summer spots, L’Auberge de Sedona.  

  • Fashion

    Motel Motel

    Dress + Bag: Vintage from Founder’s Grove | Sunglasses: Anthropologie | Spencer Boater Hat: Lack of Colour Tim McGraw says the highway don’t care. And maybe it don’t. But I’ve got to tell you, some of my favorite moments are on highways. There’s something in the possibility of the destination. You never know what you might stumble upon. Like a billboard in Tuba City, Arizona that takes you to dinosaur tracks. (Yes, that’s a thing! I’ll post about it.) Or this abandoned motel, overgrown with weeds, that perfectly matches the dress you threw into the trunk of your car. Like, maybe I’ll wear this, maybe I won’t?! Whatever, it’s cute.…

  • The Wave Coyote Buttes North
    Hiking,  Life,  Travel

    Hiking into The Wave Pt. II

    I didn’t want to rush the moment. I wanted to feel it–to notice it. To notice myself in it. To simply be, and to let the moment wash over me. Like the ebbing away of a tide that washes over the shore.  Because I knew the moment was never meant to last. That it would be gone before I even knew it. A faded memory that I would have to relive in bits and pieces on unknown days. I didn’t want to forget what it felt like to truly be there. How it breathed life into me, and gave me the gift of feeling so alive. Or how the edges…

  • Hiking,  Travel

    Hiking Into The Wave Pt. I

    One thing to put on your bucket list is hiking into The Wave. It’s an experience that is quite an adventure. From the lottery alone, to the journey to get there. If you really put yourself in the moment, you will leave The Wave changed and awakened. To see one of the most beautiful places in the world, you must apply for a permit here. Currently, they only allow 20 people on per day to preserve the integrity and beauty of the land. You have about a 14.6% success rate of winning the lottery, as over 10 people are chosen via an online lottery, and 10 via walk-in a day…

  • Arizona Activities,  Hiking,  Travel

    Sedona Secret 7 Campaign

    It was so much fun to be a part of Sedona’s Secret Seven campaign! I worked alongside some of the most talented groups of people, from the team over at OH Partners (@ohadvertising), Cole Kiburz (@Coleplay), Ryan Neal Cordwell (@ryannealcordwell), Gueric Nkunzimana (@tadbitwacko) and Jared Kolesar of Jared and the Mill (@thatwheelwright + @jaredandthemill). You can view the campaign and website for Sedona Secret 7 here. It is your guide to finding some of the best unknown spots in Sedona, ranging from need to know hikes, to the best spots for stargazing and picnics. If you know anything about me, you know how much I absolutely LOVE Sedona. So to…

  • Life

    Kindness Matters

    Today I woke up smiling. Yesterday was GLOBAL Pay it Forward Day (@pifdayusa) and, truly one of the best days of my life! I wanted to give a shout out to Darleen Santore (@thecoachdar), the US Ambassador for this cause who has worked tirelessly to create a ripple effect of kindness here in the US. Also to Jessica Reinhart of Lumitory (@lumitory) who did so much behind the scenes work to get this momentum going, Vicki Zangl and to every other person who took a stand for kindness yesterday. Next year is going to be even MORE epic!!! After yesterday, I feel moved in ways to act more. And I’ve been…

  • Arizona Activities

    Corral West Adventures

    All Photos by Constance Higley I had the opportunity to explore the Sonoran Desert by four legs at Corral West Adventures. This was such an incredibly special morning. We were led by Cait and Jed, and their very special horses through the mountains, and it was an absolutely beautiful trail ride. All of the horses at their ranch are slaughter rescues. Caitlin is such an angel as she goes in and saves these poor babies during their last minutes of life. She finds them completely uncared for, completely emaciated, and gives them a second chance at her Ranch. It’s such an honorable cause and love that she has for these animals, and I…