City Guide Outdoors

Red Butte – Water Conservation Garden

Red Butte Conservation Garden

After nearly a decade of planning, Red Butte’s Water Conservation Garden opened to the public last May. And as with all things done well, it is hard to remember – or even picture – the space without it. Utilizing the slope above the Fragrance Garden, the new expansion adds three more acres and provides two unique views; the first is the garden itself and the second is of the city and valley below. A vantage point of this quality will…

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DEDE Occasion Wedding

Four tips for selecting a wedding photographer


Today marks one year for us. Since I am sentimental ALL of the time, this current influx of big feelings is mostly under control. In a way, I have been training for this all year. Every few weeks(ish), I thumb through our book of wedding photos. Then I look through all of the prints. Then I pull up the file on my computer where all 700 of the images live. I do this because I love reliving our favorite day…

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City Guide eat TOP PICK


Amour Cafe Salt Lake

Amour Café is the newest endeavor for Salt Lake’s leading renaissance pair, Casee and John Francis. Just five years after the couple launched their award-winning jam, Amour Spreads, they turned their Liberty Park area industrial kitchen into an inspired cafe. The only thing curated more carefully than the cafe’s delicate decor are its ingredients. The Francis’ believe in sourcing their fruit locally first – Mother Nature permitting. Their large local community is their main source for ingredients. From sustainable family farms to rogue batches of backyard quince…

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City Guide History In State Travel



When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met almost 150 years ago, newspapers across the country reported that the final spike was driven into the ground at Promontory Point, Utah. They were only half right. Actually, the forming of the first transcontinental railroad took place some 30 miles north at Promontory Summit, Utah. This mistake is still repeated in textbooks, films, and Goolge searches. With the incorrect location in our GPS, we arrived at our destination half an hour…

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Out of State Travel Wedding


Honeymoon Maui

It’s natural to make connections–especially to wherever home is. Running off to Maui after our wedding in the Utah desert, we found ourselves relating to a landscape completely different than the one we came from. Maui’s cowboy town, Makawao, feels like Park City–a little out of the way, but comfortably rustic and lined with art galleries (we bought this print). Other hints of home included numerous layers of fleece worn on top of Haleakala Crater as well as a fervent devotion…

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Breakfast City Guide eat

Eggs in the City

Eggs in the city

When impressing parents or out-of-towners, starting the day at Eggs in the City is a small vacation for everyone involved. Converted from an old garage, this brunch hub is a neighborhood favorite. The staff’s courtesy is memorable and there isn’t an item on the menu that will have you questing if you’ve made the right choice. Owner Heather Santi grew up in the bar business and was inspired by her father’s entrepreneurial spirit. A big fan of breakfast, Santi saw her restaurant…

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