Photography by Ampersand Studios.

As advocates for small businesses, The Scout Guide editors are continually scouting their communities for local finds to share and celebrate. With their fingers on the pulse, they are also excellent sources of unique information. Recently, we caught up with The Scout Guide Boise editor Allie Mann to find out what she’s really excited about these days. Here, she shares her obsessions, from the drink she’ll be sipping all spring—and summer—long to the comforting classic movies she’s been turning to for entertainment.

1. What I’m Exploring

Nuef for Modoc, Edgar Heap of Birds, 2001.

The World Stage art exhibit at The Boise Art Museum // This exhibition brings together the most amazing names in contemporary art, such as Kehinde Wiley, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. I’m a huge art lover, so having this available in Boise is amazing!

2. What I’m Using

The One by MCE Squared Skincare // This moisturizer is my go-to. The hydra-gel formula is great for all skin types and it’s truly my botox in a bottle! 

3. What I’m Coveting

June Loop Heide One-Piece Gingham Swimsuit // I’ll be wearing this come summer. I love June Loop because they make swimsuits for real people in the most luxurious fabrics. 

4. What I’m Watching

Turner Classic Movies // I’ve started watching old movies on Turner Classic Movies. There’s just something wonderfully simple and soothing about a good black-and-white movie. My current favorite is My Favorite Wife with Cary Grant. 

5. What I’m Gifting

Embroidered Linen Tea Towels from Maison Blue // These sweet towels make the best hostess or thank you gift, but sometimes I just buy them for myself!

6. What I’m Reading

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwag // I’m a big reader, although I can’t always find the time. I just started reading this book because I’ve had so many friends recommend it. I can’t wait to get into it!

7. What I’m Drinking

Grapefruit Sangria Slush from Western Collective // This is the perfect beverage—rosé wine blended with ruby red grapefruit, organic peach, and organic strawberry juice— for the warm months ahead. They also carry watermelon lime, strawberry lemonade, and huckleberry, lemonade, and prosecco. Yes, please! And they deliver.  

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