January means lots of catching up and sad, depleted funds in desperate need of some inflation. What do you do when your cash flow drops it lower than Nikki Minaj in a Young Money video? Check out our new column, Hometown Low Down, every week and find out about cheap, even free, events in the area. We’ll also catch you up on the happenings and give you insight in to the people who make this city so great as we take a deeper look into the valley’s favorite blogs. Now’s the perfect time to catch up on the low down.
Gypsies and jet-setters. We’ve heard the terms all our lives and can safely come to the conclusion that both are centered around “traveling,” but put the two together and you have Gypset. a modern-day bohemian that combines “the roaming lifestyle of the gypsies with the dawn of the 60s jetsetting air travel”, according to Becky Bartkowski of Jackalope Ranch who covered a recent Julia Chaplin appearance at the Phoenix Art Museum. Chaplin, a journalist whose interest and body of work lies in the exploration of countercultures spoke at the museum about the Gypset culture and its relation to the Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo exhibition currently showing there. If you’re a lover of fashion and art and have yet to see this exhibition, head on down there now before it ends February 12th and be sure to look at the schedule of events as to not miss more exciting speakers like Chaplin.
We love all things local and luckily, so does Jamiee Rose of the Arizona Republic. This week, Rose blogged about Arizona artist, Tandi Nesta whose lovely works can be found in her Etsy shop, NestaHome. If you’re a dreamer of faraway lands (or have a gypset spirit…loooove new vocab) then you’d love the city-inspired pieces (pictured right) for your home, too. Browse around and soak up all the talent.
Enough about art, how about some yoga? Found nestled in downtown’s Coronado Historic district is locally owned and operated, Sutra Midtown Yoga. Recently CenPho gave a shout out to the beautiful, spacious studio and it’s community oriented owners who restored and old building in order to create their new(ish) haven. The place looks amazing and has it’s own “Chop Shop Cafe” to keep you healthy and energized for all your downward dogs.
Keep it real, homies.
Images via Phoenix Art Museum and NestaHome.