Amuse Society

Blog Travel

Langley Fox Returns To Idaho

Guest post by Society babe and Live FAST Founder & Editor-In-Chief, Vivianne Lapointe.

Her childhood home is there, just pass the North Fork Store, sitting exactly as it has for decades on the Big Wood River. Langley Fox ventures back to Idaho whenever she can to pass these days exactly as she did in her childhood: fresh eyed and flush cheeked, jumping in rivers in the afternoons, hiking Chocolate Gulch in the mornings, gathering around a family table for the evening. If home makes up the kind of person we become as an adult, then it's no wonder the world finds this woman so captivating.

We sent Langley & her friends on a Live FAST Travelogue with some of our favorite new arrivals. Check out the full story on livefastmag.com!

Langley Fox

Langley Fox

Langley Fox

Tallyn Skirt in Cayenne

Langley Fox

Madyson Woven Top in Casablanca + Easton Short in Washed Black

Langley Fox

Zaria Dress in Henna

Langley Fox

Langley Fox

Langley Fox

Axel Jacket

Langley Fox

Langley Fox

Syd Vest + Fulton Pant

Langley Fox

Weston Dress in Black Sands

Langley Fox

Langley

Naia Dress in Black Sands

Langley Fox

Joshua Tee

Langley Fox

Langley Fox

Evelyn Jacket in Heather Grey

Langley Fox

Photography by Dominic Haydn Rawle

Coast to Coast

We followed along for the ride with photographer friend, Sarah Kunst, as she hit the road for a cross country 10 day trip. Sarah, her man, and even pups made the most of their end of summer trip by stopping in the most wanderlust worthy locations along the way.

Below is a guide to a few of their favorites!

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

The Desert Botanical Gardens are a must see. You know the dreamy, towering saguaros and desert flowers you saved on Pinterest? They're all there...alongside the cutest desert critters and incredible landscaping. We could easily spend all day here!

Papago Park is another scenic area, only 10 minutes outside Downtown PHX. Its massive, otherworldly sandstone buttes make for an awesome place to explore, shoot photos, or enjoy a hike or picnic.

Before packing up and heading to our next destination, we made sure to fuel up with amazing coffee and juices from DeSoto Central Market. DeSoto is a rad market / communal space in a renovated vintage warehouse. Whether you're grabbing a drink, lunch, meeting up with friends, or doing some work -- this is the spot.

Holbrook, AZ

The Wigwam Motel is one of the ultimate roadtrip stops. Located on Route 66, it's tipi-shaped motel rooms and vintage-car-lined lot make it the perfect time-warp pit stop + photo op. Holbrook is also close to the Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater and Grand Canyon - so if you're visiting any of those places be sure to make the stop!

Although Holbrook is a small town, there are several gems that make it a vintage roadtrip dream. The streets are lined with murals, hand-painted signs, old neon signs, rock gardens, antique shops, old time-y gas stations and hole-in-the-wall restaurants to check out.

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona

White Sands, NM

Watching the sun set below the dunes was amazing. The colors of the sand, sky, and shadows of the San Andres Mountains in the distance all change as the position of the sun does. Because of it's breathtaking views, we had to come back the next morning. We arrived when the park opened and got to experience it in a different light (literally). As the sun rose higher, the contrast of bright white sands against the bold blue sky was perfect.

As we headed south towards Texas, we felt as if we had just been somewhere in between the moon and the Sahara Desert. This place stole our hearts – it is, hands down, a place everyone should see and experience!

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Marfa, TX

Prada Marfa (actually in Valentine, TX) is another must see. It's pretty awesome and unexpected to see a replica of a luxurious store, with product, right on US-90. Like much of Marfa, this site is bizarrely artistic and is a dramatic juxtaposition to the barren high desert landscape.

Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation is another spot where we could spend a whole day. This contemporary art museum is situated on over 300 acres of lands and includes large-scale instillations, sculptures, and outdoor concrete works by some of the most renowned Modern, Contemporary, Minimalistic, and Neo-Dada artists.

Other more outdoors-y and photo-worthy spots in Marfa include El Cosmico Hotel + Campground and Balmorhea State Park.

Alpine, TX

Located only 20 minutes east of Marfa, we stopped in this quaint, artsy town and stayed in the cutest Airbnbs (one was an art gallery, one was a bottle shop and they had both been converted). Alpine is more mountainous / forest-esque compared to the desert areas we had been exploring.

We checked out The Saddle Club, which had killer cocktails and great food with contemporary / sleek western decor and a cactus-filled patio.

In the morning, we walked over to Plaine Coffee for our caffeine fix -- so good. Sweet Pea Cafe (a converted Air Stream Trailer, serving healthy food made with all local ingredients) was just steps away from our Airbnb.

Texas

Texas

Austin, TX

A few of our favorites in the South Congress area are: Hotel San Jose, Uncommon Objects and Continental Club.

East Austin favorites include: Farewell Books, Contigo, Friends & Neighbors, and Flat Track Coffee.

If you have a dog (or just love dogs), The Yard Bar is a go-to. Cocktails and puppies? Yes please.

Torchy's Tacos & JuiceLand (all over Austin) really can't be beat.

New Orleans, LA

Neither of us had ever been to NOLA, but we fell in love with it pretty quickly.

Our Airbnb was on a colorful street in the Lower Garden District and featured an iconic wrap around balcony. We were sold on that alone.

The culture, food, and architecture are truly unique. The mix of French, African, Spanish and southern influences is refreshing, exciting, colorful and delicious. Jazz music fills the streets and parks most of the day. The Marginy, French Quarter, and Garden Districts are all worth exploring -- by foot or bike. You'll find countless bars, restaurants, shopping, museums, lust-worthy homes (+ plants, haha).

If you need a break, Café Du Monde is a must. We indulged in coffees and beignets...we're itching to go back already!

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Photos by Sarah Kunst + Adam Cantiello

Summer Cruz

Guest post Society babe and photographer Stefanie Vinsel.

There’s no better way to say sayonara to Summer, than with a road trip up the coast of California.

Traveling up the central coast I knew I had to take a few pitstops, the first being Santa Barbara. I stopped in the cute little town of Pismo Beach to grab a bite to eat and watch the sunset. San Luis Obispo, located just 10 minutes north, was the next destination and is definitely one of my favorites (which is also said to be one of America's happiest cities). This ultimately made feel good about spending the night there, since I would be spending it in my car. Yet another night spent in the back of my warm and cozy 4 door sedan, I was ready for whatever adventures lied ahead.

While visiting the quaint city of SLO, I always make sure to hit up Kreuzberg Coffee Company, a quirky coffee spot that roasts their own beans located in the heart of SLO. Kreuzberg offers a spacious, eccentric and laid back environment, perfect for a little photo editing sesh whilst sipping on a cup o’ joe.

Next and final stop was Santa Cruz to photograph my friends and musicians, Jamestown Revival at the Catalyst, a cool venue known for booking rad up and coming bands. Jamestown Revival had been traveling for the past month doing a west coast tour and Santa Cruz was their last stop. I was stoked to be part of their final gig which is a true, electric music show - a little bit country & a lotta bit rock and roll - my fav.

Quite a sweet end to a kick-ass road trip and yet another wild & crazy summer.

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Photography by Stefanie Vinsel

Shop Instagram