The Local – Helena

Shortly after arriving in Helena, I came across this beautiful magazine at one of the eateries in town (Karmadillos). I pawed through the pages of Volume 3 while noshing on my Veggie Salad (with citrus vinaigrette – highly recommended) and knew I wanted to be a contributor. And so it came to pass – huzzah!Continue reading “The Local – Helena”

Firetower Coffee House

Nord owns Firetower Coffee on Last Chance Gulch. He might be mildly obsessed with the Beatles – hard to say. They roast their own beans – all fair trade and organic. Buy your coffee here – it’s the right thing to do – plus it tastes way better than Barstucks. I dare you not toContinue reading “Firetower Coffee House”

The Myrna Loy

Photos I took for a story in The Local magazine (Vol. 4). Helena may be a small town, but it’s just as cool as any big city I’ve ever been to. I almost hate sharing how awesome it is because, selfishly, I want it to stay the way it is. By all means, come visitContinue reading “The Myrna Loy”

The Montana Book Company

I owned a brick and mortar bookshop once upon a time. Then the economy crashed. And Kindle happened. And Amazon wiped out tens of thousands of independently-owned businesses – like bookshops. Like our bookshop. There’s nothing like a real book. The printed page. The tactile experience of smelling a book and turning its pages withContinue reading “The Montana Book Company”

Helena | Montana | Color

Helena’s history is both rich (literally) and storied. There are so many layers – so many possible rabbit holes down which to tumble; it’s hard to know where to begin. Gold. Probably the gold. There was a lot of it at one time – in fact, at one point Helena was home to more millionairesContinue reading “Helena | Montana | Color”

Helena | Montana | BW

Getting to know Helena bit by bit… Last Chance Gulch Last Chance Gulch is the name of the actual gulch in which gold was discovered in 1864. The thoroughfare which was built down the Gulch was originally named Main Street. It remained that way for some 85 years, until July 20 1953, when acting HelenaContinue reading “Helena | Montana | BW”