Sara Edwards, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Chad Nikkel travels internationally three times a year, and he always makes sure to stay away from the common tourist itinerary and immerse himself in the local culture. “I’m anti-touristy,” says the Aquaman Pools founder. “It’s OK to see the palace or whatever, but I like the local feel.” His recent trip was to the seaside town of Cascais, Portugal, famed for its historical Cidadela de Cascais fort and picturesque marina. Nazaré As the owner...

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The downy texture of a teddy bear and bright colors bring painter Michael Lambard’s art to life. He also has a taste for retro cartoons like Speed Racer and Felix the Cat, which pop off the canvas with pristine outlines to bring it home. “I’ve always been fond of really bright colors,” Lambard says. “Cartoons always seem to bring people back to their childhoods.” In his teens, Lambard and his brother would wander around South...

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is raising a glass with Mother Road Brewing Company for their extended collaboration to conserve and protect Arizona wildlife and habitats. Mother Road Brewing Company was founded by the Marquess family in 2011 when they opened their first brewery in Flagstaff, Arizona. For every can of Kolsch Conserve and Protect Ale, a percentage of proceeds will be donated to the department.  The Arizona Game and Fish Department gets most...

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Storytelling is a form of artistic expression where a performer steps up to a mic and tells an honest, personal story. One of the most well-known storytelling groups, The Moth, hosts these live events in over 29 cities across the U.S., bringing these stories to the stage and into the spotlight. I was first introduced to storytelling while reporting on Chatterbox, a small storytelling group that met every Wednesday at Fair Trade Cafe in Downtown...

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