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21 Dec

Salt Lake City

Sohail had a day off for Labor Day weekend and of course you can count on me for taking advantage of that. With the help of some airline miles we took a trip down to Mormon town. On first approach flying in from the east coast, Salt Lake City appears like foreign territory. Its landscape bears more similarities to the Middle East than New York, and there is a dream like quality to the flat desert valley surrounded like a citadel by the rugged (and beautiful) peaks of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges. This was by the way my first time flying this far out west. And that’s why you guys can count on me for taking every photo that I could.

The laid back vibe was a second culture shock, the people of Salt Lake are endearingly friendly, with a respectful approach that is unlike anything we have ever encountered on our domestic travels. The conservatism was beautiful. A beautiful middle.

We stayed at the Grand Hotel America, downtown and it was phenomenal. We walked into our room with a beautiful view of the mountains along with orange creamsicle macaroons as a welcome amenity. We spent our time going to cafes, driving around, walking to cool street art locations and spending time with friends.

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Grand Americas pastry shop is as Parisian as it can possibly get. The macaroons were SO good, but the decor was cuter.

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Beautiful Utah

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The rose isn’t your typical hipster cafe. Or maybe it is. There are succulents, fun drink fusions and super creative desserts. I highly recommend the Rose establishment. So fine, we dined here twice.

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We spent a day driving around the valley and decided to stop by the Great Salt Lake.

 

We walked around downtown a bit.

Walked around downtown a bit.

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Shoe game: Schutz shoes on 655 Madison

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Eva’s boulangerie is a cute French influenced patisserie and boulangerie which will definitely satisfy both of your sweet (artisanal desserts) and salty (croque monsieur) needs.

Went out to dinner for Mexican one night at The Red Iguana.

Two words: mole sauce

Found a cool book shop

Love me a good book store

Right behind that book shop was this awesome mural

Right behind that book shop was this awesome mural and you know by now I couldn’t pass that up.

I love the West.

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Farah Malek

Professor, M.D. & amateur photographer that loves capturing the moment and traveling in style.

1 Comment
  • Aisha

    Pastries shop ❤️

    December 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm Reply

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