9th and 9th

Bucket List—Your body's a temple, handle with care

Combine Retail Therapy and Meet the Neighbors

The neighborhood around the intersections of 9th and 9th has been a quiet place to grab a cup of joe or catch an indie flick for as long as many Salt Lakers can remember. Now, the crossroads are the perfect place for fashionistas. Spots like Koo Der Ker, Fresh, Nineteen70, Apt. 202 and The Children's Hour deliver on-trend clothing and accessories for the most stylish set, while Purse Dreams offers big-city, designer handbag names, and Hip & Humble adds in a fun mix of accessories and cute stuff for the home. 9thand9th.com

Bare Your Bod

Stand out at the pool in a playful pin-up inspired bikini or tankini in polka dot, houndstooth or stripes by local designer Emily Sanders, founder of Persona Swimwear. By the time you've gotten used to turning heads in the water, Sanders will have launched her new collection of dresses, all with her unique artistic touch. personaswimwear.com

Invest in Business Duds

Very little makes a man look sexier than a suit custom crafted just for his bod. Beckett & Robb has brought contemporary bespoke to the Beehive with thousands of fabric options to craft one-of-a-kind suits, shirts, coats and accessories. Attention ladies: Word is the shop may venture into womenswear. Fingers crossed. beckettrobb.com 

Best Provo Pick-Me-Up 

Soel Boutique in Happy Valley's Shops at the Riverwoods offers fun fashion for a deal, plus a mix of darling greeting cards, cute backpacks, candles and a website full of DIY tips for home decor and entertaining. soelboutique.blogspot.com

Take a Mountain Air Fashion Stroll

If you haven't strolled Park City's main drag lately, do a little retail therapy at fashion boutiques Flight, Cake and Hilda or peruse the funky accessories at Olive & Tweed and the selection of boots and heels at Mary Jane's. Staples like the Park City Clothing Co. offer the best of local flavor—think western wear and Pendleton blankets—and the Alaska Fur Co. promises a selection of jackets, gloves and scarves to keep toasty come winter. historicparkcityutah.com/shop 

Bling Out 

OC Tanner has brought sophistication and chicness to Utah for more than 80 years with on-your-knee-worthy diamond rings and luxe earring, necklaces, bracelets and gifts from the likes of John Hardy, David Yurman and Baccarat. At home in the former Hansen Planetarium building on State Street, any Utahn worth his is salt knows OC is a must for high-end jewelry and special occasion gifts. octannerjewelers.com

 

Take A Spa (Or Salon) Day 

Sometimes you just need some pampering. And, with an abundance of top-tier mountain resorts in our backyard, there's some pretty spectacular treatments out there that are oh-so-Utah.

BEST DRY SKIN ZAPPER

Even if you were born in the Beehive, there's no avoiding dry skin. Enter the Alpine Glow treatment at Stein Eriksen, which has nabbed the illustrious Forbes Five-Star Hotel and Spa ranking. The essential oil, candle massage features honeybee propolis, rejuvenates dehydrated skin and is beyond luxe. $175 for 50 minutes, steinlodge.com/spa

BEST HIGH-ALTITUDE REJUVENATION

At 7,000-feet above sea level, the air gets pretty thin in Park City. Indulge in a little extra O2 at St. Regis' Remede Spa with Oxygen Inhalation Therapy. The pros say it will detox the body and clean the blood but also provide an extra dose of energy. $30 for 15 minutes, stregisdeervalley.com

BEST WAY TO GET BACK TO NATURE

Call it the quintessential Utah spa experience. Tucked into Provo Canyon, the intimate, remote and natural-wood spa at the Sundance Resort blends Native American tradition with the serenity of the Wasatch. $135 for 60 minutes, sundanceresort.com

BEST PLACE TO TAME THE MANE

Enough with the expensive straightening irons, Brazilian blowouts, and petrifying gels. Let the experts at Aura Hair Studio teach you how to get the most out of your naturally curly hair. aurahairstudio.com

BEST PENNY PINCHER MASSAGE

Need someone to work on those pesky knots, but your significant other isn't in the mood? Hit Healing Mountain Massage School in SLC for just about any treatment for under $50. And that's if you go for a 70-minute specialty treatment with a licensed therapist. healingmountain.edu


As Miss Utah USA 2013, Marissa Powell has a knack for blending beauty queen chic with her more casual Utah roots. She's volunteered in Haiti, sung the National Anthem at a Real soccer game and spiked the ball for Westminster's volleyball team. 

Get the Gear— Utah has its own unique take on glamor

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Best Bold Travel Gear. Say adieu to the standard black suitcase and go wild at Salt Lake mainstay Shapiro Travel Shop with a fun printed case, like this It Luggage piece in zebra for $179. 801-266-8831

Best Statement Necklaces. Hip & Humble has just about everything, but if you're looking for a chunky necklace to spice up a simple tank or tee, you can't go wrong with the shop's selection of baubles and accessories. hipandhumble.com

Best for Bag Ladies. Smokin' hot and stylin' bag ladies, that is. Purse Dreams offers the best selection of contemporary designer handbags around from the likes of Rebecca Minkoff, Olivia Harris and Pour LaVictoire. $100- $600, pursedreamsslc.com

Best Va-Va-Voom. You don't have to be a beauty queen to get the same glitz and glamor. Ypsilon's collection of pageant, prom and my-don't-you-look-fancy gowns get the crown for over-the-top evening wear. ypsilondresses.com

Best Four Eyes. The Spectacle in Trolley Square has crafted glasses for Elton John and Hollywood hits in its 30 years. Stay fashionably smart-and chic in a pair of statement frames. Angelo American red frames, $215, thespectacle.com

Best Way to Customize Your Love. Pop the question with bling crafted especially for your lady at Charley Hafen Custom Jewelers. Who could resist saying "I do" to this white-gold stunner? $5,990, charleyhafen.com

Best Selection of Sorel Boots. Sorels are the boots for keeping warm and looking hot during Utah winters, and the Sundance catalog has an impressive selection from the classic Caribou to knit and knee-high wedges. sundancecatalog.com

Best for Fashionistas on a Shoestring. Hit Nineteen70 in its new 9th & 9th location for stylish tops, skirts, dresses, shoes and other accessories for a fashion pick-me-up that won't break the bank. facebook.com/Nineteen70

Best Euro Touch. You can't help but feel fancy when you step into Tabula Rasa Social Stationers. The classic letterpress note cards, leather-bound journals deliver a certain je ne sais quai. tabularasastationers.com

Best Way to Dress Like a New Yorker. Designer names like Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Manalo Blahnik and Tom Ford can be tough to find in Utah, but high-end consignment boutique Namedroppers delivers a bit of Madison Avenue to the Beehive for a fraction of the price. shopnamedroppers.com

Best Shoe Wall. The Chalk Garden Co-op reopened its doors last year in a chic new space in the heart of downtown with a shoe department that makes footwear fanatics swoon over styles by the likes of Frye, Toms and these handcrafted in Hollywood sandals by Calleen Cordero, $396. chalkgardenco-op.com

Best Place to Shop for Every Age. Whether you're just getting the hang of walking or have been teetering in heels for years, Children's Hour delivers a selection of clothes and accessories for chic women, from birth onward. childrenshourbookstore.com

Clothing Sources: 

In suitcase: It Luggage in zebra, $179, Shapiro; blue fedora, $16, Hip & Humble; scarves, $20-$22, Hip & Humble; Calleen Cordero belt, $225, Chalk Garden, Lanvin satin sandals, $175, Namedroppers; Christian Louboutin studded heels, $395, Namedroppers, Orla Kiely red dress, $427, The Children's Hour; Cambio polka dot pants, $232, The Children's Hour; Bloch flats, $128, The Children's Hour; bound leather journal, $80, Tabula Rasa; travel journal, $15, Tabula Rasa; Acqua Di Colonia perfume, $130, Tabula Rasa; designer handbags, $100–$600, Purse Dreams; locally-made Sorry Clementine shirt, $35, Nineteen70; Love the Classic skull tee, $227, Nineteen70; My Story chevron dress, $35, Nineteen70; turquoise Toms shoes, $59, Chalk Garden; lingerie, $12–$500, Blue Boutique; beaded statement necklaces, $32-$79, Hip & Humble; splendid pink and navy sandals, $58, Apt. 202.

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