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Halloween Blog Party: Wes Anderson playlist

The soundtrack to “The Royal Tenenbaums” will always be special to me – I walked down the aisle to Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Sparkplug Minuet” instead of the traditional Bridal Chorus processional. And, let’s face it, Wes Anderson movie soundtracks are always an adventure and even educational at times for the more musically challenged (that’s me). DJ… Read more »

Halloween Blog Party: Week one recap

We’re heading into week three of our Halloween Blog Party, and Alaska Knit Nat is kicking it off with her savvy thrift store shopping skills over here. But first, here’s a quick recap of the “Where the Wild Things Are” inspired #akhalloween ideas Alaska Knit Nat, TessieStyle and I worked up during week one:

Woodland Creatures sights and sounds

We kicked off week two of our Halloween Blog Party on Monday with Alaska Knit Nat’s flower crown tutorial (cool time-lapse video included!). A flower crown is the perfect centerpiece for a fairy costume, and when you complete your #akhalloween crew with a few gnomes, a lumberjack and some furry friends (we’ll post those tutorials… Read more »

@iloveanchorage holiday gift guide, part 3

For day three of my @iloveanchorage Instagram hosting gig, I added kids’ gifts to my holiday shopping suggestions. Besides playtime with the picks, I had fun hitting up a few spots that I rarely have a reason to shop. The energy inside our local toy stores this time of year can make you all that… Read more »

Welcome to akshopgirl the blog!

Welcome to! This is a blog about living a stylish life in the 49th state. I’m Leslie Boyd, and I’ve been writing about shopping and style in Alaska for more than eight years. I’ll buy just about anything but the excuse that living in the Last Frontier means you shouldn’t have to dress up…. Read more »