90's Comeback at the Market

90's Comeback at the Market

In case you haven’t noticed, 90’s fashion is back! And of course, you can find some of these trends at the Upper Valley Market. Scrunchies Scrunchies are a beautiful way to instantaneously glam up your hair rather than wrapping it up in a simple elastic tie. They are also trending as accessories to wear around the wrist. Honeybun Scrunchies and Sunflower Crafts have a variety of scrunchies in different colors, sizes, and fabrics. The cream faux leather scrunchie featured on the cover photo of this blog is from Honeybun Scrunchies. Sunflower Crafts has scrunches with matching face masks. It is time to...

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5 El Paso Must-Do Hiking Trails

5 El Paso Must-Do Hiking Trails

El Paso is nicknamed ‘Sun City’ because it averages about 200 days a year of sunshine. It is no wonder why many people opt to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking. Franklin Mountains State Park has many beautiful trails for all levels. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, here is a list of the Must-Do trails in the Sun City.  El Paso Tin Mines Trail El Paso Tin Mines is a 6.6 mile round trip easy trail. It leads you to what once was the only operating tin mines in America. There are cacti and other desert...

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El Paso Roller Skating and Skateboarding Spots

El Paso Roller Skating and Skateboarding Spots

Skating is trending again! Inline skating became very popular in the 1990s. Surprisingly, four wheel skating is making a comeback. Skateboarding has maintained its popularity since the 1970s. The sport was going to make its debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. If you are just joining in on this trend or you are dusting off your board, blades, or four wheels, here are the skating spots in El Paso.  Roller Bomb 12320 Lorenzo Ruiz Ave. El Paso, TX 79936 Roller Bomb is the only roller skating rink in El Paso. There is an admission fee. They have skate rentals. This...

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Quench Your Thirst at the Market

Quench Your Thirst at the Market

As the temperatures in the 915 begin to simmer down, our thirst for icy cold drinks rises. Traditional Mexican aguas frescas (fresh waters) are a mixture of juices derived from fruit, vegetables, seeds, flowers, and grains mixed with sugar. Thirsty AF, one of the many vendors at the Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market, blends the perfect elements to quench your thirst. Their slogan is “Not your grandma’s aguas frescas” which means that you should not expect their water mixtures to taste like your grandmother’s. Thirsty AF currently offers their aguas frescas in “galoncitos'' or small gallons. While they make...

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5 El Paso Picnic Spots

5 El Paso Picnic Spots

Whether you are planning a romantic date or quality family time, a picnic can be a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Many restaurants in El Paso are offering take-out, which makes it easier to plan a picnic. El Paso’s parks offer beautiful open areas with lovely vegetation, waterfront spaces, city views, and mountain views to set a charming mood. Pack a blanket, food, water, and explore one of these five El Paso picnic spots. 1. Ascarate Park 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX 79905 Ascarate Park has a beautiful lake. Entry fee per car is free during the weekdays...

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Taco 'Bout Good Weather

Taco 'Bout Good Weather

Spring is in the air! It is finally time to enjoy the warmer weather. The Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market has traditionally offered an outdoor eating and shopping experience in El Paso, TX. It is that time of year that the ideal atmosphere has been recreated for everyone to enjoy. The aesthetic turf, rustic picnic tables, and live music are perfect to savor the variety of food, drinks, and treats that the local vendors have to offer. Mexico City Tacos, one of many food vendors at the market, makes delicious steak and discada tacos. Tacos can be prepared with...

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