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Friday Fun Fact: Architecture used to be an Olympic sport! (the most boring sport ever We’re sure)

Not just architecture but also Architectural design as well as Town Planning… We can only imagine that tickets for these high energy event went fast. We can almost smell the drafting tables and pencil shavings, head over to wikipedia to see who holds the medals in each category.

If Architecture were an olympic sport today who would win? What country would take home the prize for most architecturally significant structures?

Looking to find where the style focused Phoenicians mingle? Look no further!

We’ve told you before about the Phoenix Style Collective, no is your chance to meet them yourself! Join us in attending their Tastemakers event at Hanny’s downtown on July 26th!

Here is the announcement from the PSC website:


Mark your calendars for an upcoming networking event: Tastemakers Night at Hanny’s! When: Thursday, July 26 from 7-9 pm (but feel free to stay later and enjoy the restaurant/bar!)
Where: Hanny’s, 40 North 1st Street Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hey, Tastemakers, you need to come see this awesome historic place and mingle with likeminded stylish people. Come and go as you please – stop in for a drink or sit and have dinner – and participate in a laid back networking event designed to give you access to the coolest local business owners, artists and bloggers. The converted department store boasts tons and tons of photo opportunities! Bring business cards and an outgoing attitude! You’ll need them for a fun activity 🙂

(Hanny’s is located very close to the light rail and there is also metered parking and several paid parking lots downtown.)

A unique spot unlike any other restaurant you’ve been to? A gaggle of fabulous creatives to mingle with? There’s no way you can miss this!

Learn more about Hanny’s history here. See a map of Hanny’s here.

What is the Phoenix Style Collective?


Started by a small but potent community of bloggers and local fashionistas, the Phoenix Style Collective is shining a spotlight on the Phoenix style scene.  Back in February our own Graham McBain went to the PSC launch event to see what these high fashion pioneers have in store for the valley.  Here is what Graham had to say about the event:

I was invited to the PSC launch event in February and immediately after hearing what it was all about I knew I had to attend. Upon arrival I was greeted by one of my favorite sites, the Luncha Libre Food truck, which is known as one of the best food trucks in the valley.

After meeting the organizers immediately it became apparent that these people have something Phoenix is in desperate need of; style. The people behind the Phoenix Style collective are an eclectic mix of artist, entrepreneur’s and journalists all with the singular goal of putting Phoenix culture on the map.

The conference was held at GrowOp downtown which describes itself as, “Specializing in handcrafted, hand-selected vintage, found, and artisan made goods.” Their mission too, is a sentiment often lacking among new businesses, “GROWop is a creative community of artists and entrepreneurs in Downtown Phoenix. The boutique is designed as an incubator for these individuals to develop and grow their small businesses.”

Spending the evening with a group of such young and talented Phoenicians re-ignited my passion for all things Phoenix. I joined Cambridge Properties because much like the Phoenix Style Collective, Cambridge Properties is committed to re-defining what it means to live in Phoenix.


Web based Phoenix clothing business takes the high price out of high fashion.

Web based Phoenix clothing business take the high price out of high fashion.

Not everybody can afford to re-stock their closet every couple of months, even in Arizona where we only have two seasons. That’s why Phoenix based entrepreneur Mandy Russell started an online fashion exchange.

Russell has carved a unique niche for herself through her online store, she also offers an interesting service she calls a “closet sweep”. What is a closet sweep? We’ll let Mandy tell you, “In the Phoenix area we have also launched a Closet Sweep service for fashionistas with 10+ designer items. We come to their home and help weed through their closet for things to resell for them or donate to local charities.”

At Cambridge we love to see young Arizonan’s getting out there and starting businesses, it’s people like Mandy Russell who are helping to turn Phoenix into the Modern Urban metropolis we all envision.

Interested in having your closet swept? Head over to and check them out!