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Phoenix’s best juice bars and smoothie shops

From colorful smoothie bowls to refreshing green juices, these local favorites offer a variety of nutritious, delicious options to fuel your day.

Whether you need a post-workout protein boost or a hydrating and refreshing treat in the desert heat, there’s something for everyone at these Phoenix juice bars and smoothie spots. Here’s where you can quench your cravings for green juice and blended fruit drinks.   

Kaleidoscope

With six Valley locations, from Gainey Village to Gilbert, your next Kaleidoscope juice fix is never too far away. Specializing in organic cold-pressed juices and what has been dubbed “high vibe” food (think gluten-free protein waffles, banana nut toast, and antioxidant-rich smoothie bowls), Kaleidoscope effortlessly adds a fun, colorful twist on all of your healthy food favorites. You’ll definitely want to reach for a bottle of Mason’s Magic on your next visit. This sippable green juice follows a FODMAP diet and is packed with good stuff like organic cucumber, celery, pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, spinach, wheatgrass, spirulina, mint, parsley, turmeric, ginger root, lime, and brain octane oil. Keep an eye out for their secret menu — if you search in the right place, you might find it online.  

Original ChopShop

There’s no denying that Original ChopShop is a Valley darling. This fresh-casual spot has locations in multiple states, but Arizona is where it first swung open its signature yellow doors. ChopShop has won the hearts – and taste buds – of the local health-conscious crowd with its lineup of fresh juices, smoothies, and allergy-friendly dishes that can cater to gluten-free and lactose-free diets. Try the Daily Detox – it’s made with golden beet, apple, ginger, lemon, orange, parsley, and aloe vera. All of the juices are made onsite at each location using fresh, quality ingredients that are sourced from a local produce distributor. Hungry for more? ChopShop has you covered with their roster of wraps, chops, sandwiches, and hearty bowls, like the Hot Honey Chicken and Hummus that’s served with crispy house baked tortilla chips.   

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InFruition 

InFruition serves up delicious smoothies and smoothie bowls from its casual digs inside of The Churchill, a popular arts district hangout constructed from industrial shipping containers with multiple shops and restaurants, in downtown Phoenix. The menu at InFruition is brimming with healthy options, but if you need a little guidance when it comes to your next order, you can’t go wrong with Tropical Love. This can’t-miss bright fuchsia-colored smoothie is blended with pitaya, mango, pineapple, date puree, and coconut mylk. Or, make it a bowl and dip your spoon into tasty toppings like granola, mango, pineapple flakes, and coconut whip. A lineup of enhanced protein smoothies, crafted drinks, and organic whole grain toasts complement InFruition’s menu of smoothies and smoothie bowls — which are all good reasons to visit this smoothie spot again. 

True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen was founded in Phoenix by Sam Fox and Dr. Andrew Weil, who specializes in integrative medicine. Today, True Food Kitchen has two Valley locations, at Scottsdale Quarter and Biltmore Fashion Park, restaurants in 17 states across the country, and even an endorsement from Oprah. Although kale can’t solve all of your problems, the vitamin-rich leafy green superfood can fight inflammation and support healthy cholesterol levels. True Food Kitchen’s Kale Aid is just what the doctor ordered. Made with kale, ginger, apple, celery, cucumber, and lemon, this green juice is a hydrating boost of vitamins and antioxidants. True Food Kitchen also offers a zero-proof cocktail menu. Great for happy hour – or any hour – this special menu features some juice-based libations, including the What’s Up Doc made with Clean & Co. non-alcoholic tequila alternative, carrot juice, orange juice, jalapeno, and fresh mint. 

Craft Juice Bar 

Craft Juice Bar is an Ahwatukee neighborhood staple that’s popular for its build-your-own smoothie bowls and wellness shots. Go big with a bowl and start with the base of your choice. Base ingredients include apple juice, orange juice, papaya juice, almond milk, or soy milk. Next, choose a combination of three fruits or veggies to blend. Finish your bowl with toppings like chia seeds, bee pollen, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, or goji berries. Or, try a customer favorite like the PB Bliss. It’s Craft’s take on the classic peanut butter and jelly made with an almond milk base, strawberry, banana, peanut butter, and blueberries. You can never have too much of a good thing: Craft Juice Bar has plans to open another location soon. Keep an eye on their social media pages for updates and an opening date. 

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These are the cutest clothing boutiques in Dallas-Fort Worth

From flowy festival dresses to weekend getaway must-haves, these DFW shops have you covered.

While we might get more recognition for our football team and foodie gems, Dallas is also home to a vibrant fashion scene well-known to stylemakers and influencers across Texas. Whether you’re a downtown darling, an Oak Cliff free spirit, or a suburban beauty on the go, our city is rich in options that cater to every price point and personal style. Find out where to go for the latest fashion trends, must-have accessories, and personalized shopping experiences galore with our guide to the best clothing boutiques in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Forty Five Ten 

Downtown Dallas

If your highly curated closet demands reinforcements, seek out imaginative, luxurious additions at this beloved downtown Dallas fashion destination. Boasting a refined roster of designers, Forty Five Ten is a true urban icon. The spectacular four-story (five, if you count the basement) retail space fills out 45,000 impressive square feet of avant-garde looks from designers — nearby and distant — poised to satisfy all your major upcoming fashion moments. 

You’ll see chic looks by Marni, the sophisticated couture of Huishan Zhang, the experimental textiles and wild prints of Erdem, the architecturally stunning work of Melitta Baumeister, and oh, so many more. Naturally, no visit to Forty Five Ten is complete without a spin through the shoe room. This decadent space is packed full of remarkable finds you won’t locate anywhere else, like gorgeous designs by Vivienne Westwood, Pierre Hardy, and Awake Mode.

Additionally, Forty Five Ten’s top-notch team of personal shoppers is primed to doll you up for any and all upcoming affairs — they’ll even drive offerings to your house, should downtown visits be at odds with your calendar. 

Harkensback

Oak Cliff

Searching for styles that are flattering, rare, and exceptionally custom? Get over to designer Julie McCullough’s shop Harkensback for a proprietary blend of “made, found, and collected apparel.” 

You’ll fall in love with the storybook nature of McCullough’s collections. The kaftans, tunics, rompers, and quilted western jackets give a stylized nod to timeless romance.

Initially, these shapes look simple, but toss them on and they drape in ways that feel rich, complex, and wearable for pretty much any occasion. These are great looks for date nights, happy hours, festivals, or even school drop-offs, and that’s because you can dress them up or wear them super casually. 

Best of all, Harkensback designs flatter an inclusive range of body shapes and sizes.

This retail treasure chest extends well beyond women’s wear to also include jewelry by local designers, quilted fanny packs, and bangles that resemble horseshoes, vintage door knockers, and even punching fists. Tack on western-tinged vintage earrings, bandana holders, rings, and bolo slides, and you’ve got accessories to amplify any look. 

Ella Bleu Boutique 

Plano, Shops at Legacy

Whether you have upcoming parties to attend or a festival on the horizon, it’s never a bad time to stockpile darling looks that truly stand out. You’ll find those crowd-pleasers in a full spectrum of punchy, bright colors at the independently owned mainstay, Ella Bleu. This Shops of Legacy boutique has been a beloved destination for around 18 years, and it’s easy to understand why. With new inventory added daily, you can pop in and find the perfect hot pink, puffy-sleeved mini dress to compliment your cowboy boots on Monday, and the ultimate berry-hued jumpsuit for that girls’ trip to Sonoma on Wednesday. Best of all? Most items cost under $100, so you can keep it cute, but still have options. 

Looking to pump up your look with accessories? Great news: They’ve got those too. From fun dangly earrings in juicy colors to sparkly cowgirl boots, sneakers, and cutesy trucker hats, they’re all here. 

y&i Boutique 

Dallas, West Village & Plano, Shops at Legacy

Created by a pair of friends from Dallas, this fun and affordable spot has locations in Dallas, Plano, San Francisco, and Austin, and it could be your new shopping success story. Whether you need a romantically floral fit-and-flare, a little on-the-go denim romper, or a sweetly gothic two-piece look, you can track it down at y&i. Then, doll it up with a pair of gold lion earrings, fun layered necklaces, and platform heels.

You’ll find national names like Paige, Free People, Amanda Uprichard, and more, so think “quality clothes that don’t break the beauty budget,” and with two locations — West Village and Shops of Legacy — a sister store is likely close by. 

Favor the Kind 

Henderson Avenue

Before walking into this beloved Henderson Avenue mainstay, one of the best clothing boutiques in Dallas, be warned: You will fall in love — especially if you’re a mom on the go. These boho-infused fashions are perfect to throw on and carry you from morning errands to afternoon kid parties to much-needed patio evenings. After all, you deserve to look stunning — even with a kid on your hip. 

Gauzy maxis, flowy jumpsuits, and desert-inspired draped looks pack the racks, and the staff is so helpful that you’re bound to find a few things you simply cannot live without. Looking for baubles? Oh, they’ve got you covered with multiple display cases of timeless necklaces, 14K charms, and fun, on-trend earrings. You can also shop Favor The Kind’s website for cute, colorful retro-style sneakers and chunky platform loafers.

As a bonus, the gift shopping here is unmatched — so stock up on birthday or hostess presents while you head to and from the racks.  


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A coffee tour of Atlanta

We’re exploring the best local coffee shops in and around ATL.

Coffee is a pretty big deal in Atlanta. Nestled throughout the city and its surrounding suburbs, you’ll find a burgeoning coffee culture with local shops happy to offer an alternative to the big name chains and their $10 lattes. From laid-back neighborhood joints to hipster hideaways, Atlanta’s coffee scene has it all. So grab your favorite mug and join us as we take a sip-by-sip tour through the city’s coolest coffee shops, where every cuppa comes with a side of Southern hospitality.

Perc Coffee 

With locations In Virginia Highlands, Grant Park, East Lake, Tucker, and Chastain, Perc Coffee offers bright, colorful spaces and delicious craft coffee. Don’t have a favorite wake-up beverage? No problem. Their baristas are always down to give excellent recommendations based on your coffee vibe: wild, balanced, or mild. Buy a bag of one of their unique roasts to brew at home while you’re there.

Muchacho

If you’re looking for a coffee shop and bar with delicious food, Muchacho is where you want to be. Housed in a former historic train stop, this spot boasts a charming blend of retro ’70s decor, complete with hanging plants that add a whimsical touch. There’s a spacious outdoor patio, ideal for sipping their locally-roasted coffee blend, Technicolor, while working or hanging with friends. And be on the lookout for their next “Backyard Boogie” event – we’ve heard it’s not to be missed.

Dancing Goats

Dancing Goats has solidified its reputation as a premier coffee retailer in Atlanta for over 25 years. Named after the Ethiopian discovery of coffee, Dancing Goats offers a wide array of flavorful ground coffee blends and single-origin coffee beans with locations in Buckhead, Midtown, Decatur, and Ponce City Market. You may also see their coffee listed on other menus, as they supply their ethically sourced beans to numerous other shops across the metro area (and around the country). 

Buteco

By day, Buteco is buzzing with great coffee, and by night, it comes to life with live music events. In addition to its full menu of coffee and cocktails, Buteco also has rich Brazilian food on its menu (Grant Park location only), including yucca fries, Pão de Queijo, maduros, and more. Visit their locations in Grant Park and East Atlanta Village inside the Southern Feed Store, and keep an eye out for open mic nights, music socials, and jam band appearances.

Crema Espresso Gourmet

Located in Dunwoody, the quaint Crema specializes in gourmet beverages, featuring 100% Arabica beans. Find a cozy nook to enjoy their specialty Roma cappuccino with a decadent French pastry, or grab a spot on the cute outdoor patio when the weather cooperates. If you have more of an appetite, they also have a variety of signature quiches, salads, and sandwiches, like the Tuscan Antipasti or the Pesto, Mozzarella, and Tomato panini. 

Waller’s Coffee Shop

Waller’s Coffee Shop is more than just a caffeine haven; it’s a cultural hub where music, coffee, and community collide. Inspired by the need for communal spaces, owner Jason Waller has transformed it into a neighborhood sanctuary, hosting support groups and events in order to break the stigma around mental health. In addition, Waller’s prides itself on serving top-notch coffee and café delights, including handmade scones and fluffy biscuits crafted from the Waller family recipe.

Cafe Amico

Located in downtown Suwanee, Cafe Amico is a pristine shop with a seriously impressive and unique drink menu. Don’t miss the creme brulee latte (with caramelized sugar on top) or the Ho Chi Minh City (espresso, condensed milk, and milk), or you can choose from their broad selection of matcha and loose-leaf tea. Cafe Amico also offers a delightful food menu, filled with quality ingredients and all-day breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.