Welcome to Girl About Downtown! I grew up in Central Florida, but embarked on a few adventures elsewhere after high school. Twelve winters and about twelve thousand glossies later, I fortuitously found myself back in the city of trains and sunshine (and subsequently, living downtown).

They say you can’t go home. Places, like people, change. This city isn’t what it was when I was growing up—it’s even better (and becoming more sophisticated by the minute due to the brilliant, creative, giving people that invest themselves in this community)! While I feel increasingly at home here, I’ve learned along the way that home really is wherever the heart is. I’ve left pieces of my heart in other “homes” on this planet, and will continue to do so throughout my life (ironically, the more pieces I leave behind, the bigger my heart grows).

Consequently, GAD not only showcases things I love about life in downtown L-town, but the wonder-inspiring things and people I encounter on my occasional jaunts to other “downtowns” as well as concepts I feel typify the downtown lifestyle. From fashion to food to the otherwise fabulous, I hope my exploits will entice you to venture into your city’s downtown and inspire you to incorporate a little downtown style into your life.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure; I’d love it if you’d hang out for a bit, and I’d absolutely adore it if you’d share your own adventures in downtown living!


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