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Getaway: Ketchum, Idaho

Flanking the Big Wood River and shadowed by Bald Mountain, Ketchum and the adjacent Sun Valley Resort are small enough to explore by foot or bike but are crammed with a summer’s worth of activities. Holding a wedding or family reunion here allows planning something for everyone to enjoy.

Photo by Kirk Marshall 

Called “the communities living room”, Ketchum’s Town Square is ground zero for residents and visitors alike. Free concerts, movies and yoga classes, a handy ice cream vendor, and adjacent visitor’s center make this spot a must do in Ketchum. You might bump into friends or make some new ones.

Find some second-hand treasure at the Gold Mine Thrift Store, a repository of ski gear, and other assorted clothing and house-wares. Or check out brand spanking new gear at the Elephant’s Perch and get outfitted for any outdoor adventure. Window-shopping throughout downtown is a great way to unwind after a morning of exertion.

Photo by Pippa Keene

Sun Valley’s Ice Skating Rink, a year-round facility where Olympian’s train, is a cool way to pass some time. Strap on some skates and try not to literally bump into the stars. The summer ice shows are enthralling and can be watched from the dining patio at Sun Valley Lodge or a rink-side stadium.

Use Ketchum as a base for exploring the untamed places nearby. Half an hour drive brings you to the top of Galena Summit. A sweeping view of the Sawtooth Mountains and the eponymous scenic byway greet you. Amazing single tracks like Fourth of July and Ant’s Basin beg for a spin and inviting lakes like Redfish, Yellow Belly and Alturas inveigle you to take a dip and a paddle.

Photo by Pippa Keene

The clear air, mountain town charm, and plethora of activities and adventures make Ketchum and Sun Valley a great summer getaway. Five hours north of Salt Lake City.

Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

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Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

"The planet we live with and the creatures on it need all kinds of things. Polar bears need presents, tree frogs in the Amazon need gifts, our Utah canyons and our national parks need help."⁠

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There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.