This Weekend You Could...

December 19, 2014

take a ride around downtown denver’s holiday carousel and enjoy a free ride if you shop, dine or play at any denver pavilions location.

head down to skyline park for the 41st annual tuba christmas where you can listen to your favorite holiday songs performed by dozens of tuba players.

wander through the colorful light displays at blossom of lights at the denver botanic gardens. Warm drinks + treats are available as well as holo-spex glasses to make the lights twinkle in different shapes and sizes.

be transported to the whimsical world of ‘whoville’ in a performance of the grinch who stole christmas; the infamous movie has been adapted into a family-friendly animated play.

take a mixology class at stir cooking school and impress your friends + family this holiday season with craft cocktails that are seasonally inspired.

A Christmas Feté

December 18, 2014
Christmas traditions are some of my favorite... I am quite the sucker for yearly traditions that quickly become staples in celebrating a holiday. 

A few favorites come to mind like my in-laws' annual christmas eve party that brings together so many friends + family for an evening of tamales, green chile, cuddling up around the fire and shots of fireball. One that has been a constant memory since I was a young girl... eating smoked salmon on crackers (a gift my dad would receive each year from his brother) with my parents + sister after we were done opening gifts. Oh and I cannot forget, after a long day out-and-about seeing our families, I always surprise ryan with a small token in his stocking once we are back home.

I would love to someday host a big christmas party of my own to build a tradition behind. There would be a mix of sparkle and natural elements, gold accents with hints of red throughout the space, tons of flickering candles to dance in the ornaments adoring the tree and plenty of food and drinks to last late into the evening hours. 

Here is my rendition of a christmas feté!

Round Up // Coffee Shops

December 17, 2014
There is practically a coffee shop on every corner in denver so you are never far from a caffeine-fix. However, not every cup of joe is the same. If you are looking for great atmosphere, friendly staff, quality beans and most importantly, a superior caffeinated beverage, you must sift through the majority to find the exceptions. Here are my favorite coffee shops in denver; they are on an ever-rotating visitation in my world and should be in yours too!

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