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Lisa Elin Craighead lisaelin@gmail.com Lisa Elin Craighead is a transplanted New Yorker and former Venice Beach bunny. Officially, her background is in the creative direction of celeb photo shoots for magazines and advertising, but her side gig is that of a writer, and we're taking full advantage of the bounty. This allows her to delve deep into the local culture by way of investing in and writing about SLC and its inhabitants in all their creative glory. More than 18 years experience has given Lisa a fierce and fixed eye for bringing a shoot to the page in its most celestial light, and we see the fruits of that skilled gauge each and every time she's part of a COLLECTIVE photo sesh. She can plainly see that our salty city is on its way to becoming a creative powerhouse, and she fully intends to lend her efforts in the march. Since she's equal parts blunt and brainy, this equates to SLC (and CHC), elevated.
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When accessorizing for the holidays, and life, a sharply cut tuxedo blazer and a splash of No. 5 are always chic. A parched epidermis is not. As summer’s rotisserie-gold suntans fade, like leaves that go from dazzling to dead overnight, my personal Christmasakkah came early; a


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The fine story below is a guest piece from Lady Lisa Elin Craighead [seen here doing things right]. This saucy broad is a recent transplant from NYC and a client-turned-contributor who seems to be as stoked on us as we are on her. To