Galeana 39 was a wonderful surprise! I was welcomed into the store by the owner, Curtis Parhams (Galeana39.com 602-559-7791).
The walls were black which provided the perfect back drop to the bright colorful art the adorned them.The mex-style boutique not only is a place to purchase art, but also a studio and gallery. Classes are offered and there was a table in which artist work in the shop at various times. Art pieces vary from canvas to mixed media. A decked out rotary phone in gems was a fantastic show stopper. One of the most unique things I have ever seen were the prints by Emily Costello. These prints were actually small canvases.
My next shop I found on route to a store Curtis from Galeana 39 recommended (that is a little later in this article). Retro Ranch is next to a gentlemen's club. I am so glad I parked and went in! This store had some of the best retro cowboy inspired swag and home decor around.
There was a huge selection of denim. Everything from Wranglers to jean jackets. Across the store was a wonderful selection of retro home goods.
My last shop of the day was recommended by Curtis from Galeana 39. It was a 1990's vintage inspired minimalist boutique owned by Michelle Nuenz.
The rest was full of local artists and products. Michelle was a thoughtful and kind conversationalist whom was passionate about the community and environment.
For more information on the store location and hours contact Noons at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow on Instagram @_ _ _noons.
My last stop of the day was an amazing coffee house.
This place is by far the coolest coffee stop I have ever been to -- and that is saying a lot because I have been to a ton. Copper Star Coffee (4200 North 7th Ave in Phoenix 602-266-2136) is an old gas station that still has the vintage pumps in front of the store serving as the drive thru.
A nice patio welcomed customers as they entered the shop. Not only was the coffee house amazing to look at, but the menu was extensive and delicious. They even had gluten free options. They give you a complimentary pastry of your choice on your first visit. It was the perfect end to a fabulous day!
Until next time ~ Happy Exploring ;-)