Bisbee, Arizona was founded in the late 1880s as a copper, silver, and gold mining town. Mining was successful, and the population of the town soared in the early 20th century. But what goes up must come down: by 1950, the boom was over and the population dropped to less than 6,000. The mild climate and picturesque scenery led to Bisbee's rebirth as an artists' colony in the 1970s. Although it has seen many changes since then, the place still feels like a calming retreat. Away from the hubbub of city life, one instantly notices the tranquility of downtown Bisbee. The trip made me appreciate the simpler things. Afternoon haze. A coffee break on an outdoor patio. A sunburnt nose. The setting sun. Love.
My clothing choices match the town perfectly: easy, simple, and a little bit quirky. A local complimented me on my shorts and told me "the pattern looks just like a painting from far away!" (I feel like they would have lost their credibility if I told him I got them for $14 at Forever 21.) Downtown Bisbee was filled with more quirky patterns. The ones in the pictures above were on the tops of picnic tables in a little restaurant hidden in an alleyway.
* Many thanks to everyone for their recent support, especially in my last two moody posts. Last week was a bad week filled with too much uncertainty. But life is filled with uncertainty, and as much as I don't like it, I can't plan my entire life out today and know that's exactly how it's all going to pan out. So I'm going to have to back off and try my best to live for today. Whatever that means.
Top, sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: Forever 21
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: J.C. Penney