City Guide to Vail, CO

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Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

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Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado_Vail Colorado Tour Guide

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I spent the weekend in Vail a few weeks ago, and was so struck by how beautiful it is in the summer! I had only ever been in the winter for skiing, but really shouldn’t have been surprised by how amazing it is in the summer. Lionshead District and Vail Village were packed with great restaurants and shopping. All the villages were impeccably kept, and brimming with beautiful flowers & views reminiscent of a quaint European ski town. The Vail Farmer’s Market was also incredible, hands down the best Farmer’s Market I’ve been to.

Check out this full travel guide by Marie Claire that’s chock full of the best restaurants, shops, where to stay and what to do!

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Boarding Pass NYC

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Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Slowly, but surely, it’s starting to feel like summer is upon us in the Centennial State. Thankfully, right in time for Memorial Day weekend! What fun trips do you have in the works this summer?

I’m starting to map out mine, which had me searching for functional and stylish travel bags. I came across Boarding Pass NYC, and this Cherry Blossom Lifestyle Carryall had my name written all over it! Not only does the new line come in three beautiful shades, but it’s entirely waterproof and stain resistant. Perfect bag for the gym, as a carry on, or an overnight weekend adventure.

They have quite the variety of travel accessories (tempted to hit buy on the Charcoal Voyager Waxed Weekender), and it’s definitely worth perusing all their offerings. With Father’s Day right around the corner, one of their goods might strike your fancy as a great gift for your on-the-go dad.

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New Orleans

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Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Wow, New Orleans! I wasn’t expecting to be swept off my feet so quickly with a city. I was in town last week for a work conference, and fortunately had some time to explore around NOLA. The color, history, architecture, jazz and culinary scene were by far my favorite. If you haven’t been, just GO! and trust that this is your next vacation destination.

Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

Stay: The Ace Hotel, Hyatt Centric French Quarter, Soniat House and Hotel Monteleone

Snack: Café du MondeSurrey’s Café & Juice Bar, St. Roch Market, Hansen’s Sno-Bliz and Sucré

Dine: Cavan, Seaworthy, Commander’s Palace, Lilette, Peche, Cochon and Atchafalaya

Drink: Cure, Le Bon Temps Roué, Ms. Mae’s, Cane & Table and Jazz Daiquiri Lounge

Do: American Bicycle Rental Company, Audubon Park, Maple Leaf Bar and Tipitina’s

Neighborhoods: Tremé, the Marigny, Mid-City, Garden District, Audubon Park and the Warehouse District

Shop: Krewe, Sunday Shop Co, Leontine Linens and The Stacks

Catch ya on the street next time!

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Airstream Life

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Hi friends, happy Friday! Hope you all have some fun weekend plans in the works. It’s supposed to be in the 70s here in Denver (finally!) so I’m looking forward to soaking that up.

I was going through my hard drive the other day, and came across these Airstream photos. My dear friend Koko owned it when she lived in Asheville and was studying at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts. I was living in Nashville at the time, so I would frequently go and visit her. She now lives in Grand Junction, so luckily, we’re still able to see each other often. The Western Slope is absolutely stunning! I’ll share some photos the next time I’m there.

I’ve recently become quite smitten with yellow (some say it’s the new millennial pink, ha!), but whenever I see this shade, I’m just drawn to it. That yellow on the seat cushions is so beautiful against the creamy white interior. And her cat Slim compliments it all pretty well, too 😉 She has since sold this beauty mobile, but I hear it’s traveling along the Oregon Coast which seems fitting.

Ah, what an adventure.

Have a great weekend!

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Bloom

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Some snaps of spring blooms on the trees in my neighborhood. Making an effort to stop and appreciate the small details, especially today, on Earth Day! What are small, everyday tidbits that pique your curiosity?

Hope you all have a beautiful week.

HJ

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Oh, beautiful Union Station! Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the stunningly restored Union Station is a destination in and of itself. Built more than 150 years ago, it wasn’t until 2012 that a collaborative development alliance sealed the deal on a multimillion-dollar renovation plan. The result, unveiled in July 2014, is a vibrant gathering place bursting with history as well as promise.

At Union Station’s center is the Great Hall, a sweeping room full of elegance and nostalgia. Glistening chandeliers and ornate, white molding emphasize the soaring, 65-foot ceilings, and enormous, arched windows flood the room with sunlight.

Above is just a small glimpse of its offerings, but here’s all what the historic building holds within:

Terminal Bar, the restored old ticket station that is now devoted to dispensing distilled-in-Colorado spirits and regional draft beers. Looking to shop? Lovely boutiques with artsy gifts and local crafts like Bloom and 5 Green Boxes; and a miniature version of Denver’s most beloved bookstore, The Tattered Cover are for you. Get your locally roasted caffeine fix at Pigtrain Coffee; or arrive early to beat the crowd at Snooze for a hearty breakfast. For lunch and dinner, Mercantile churns out some of the tastiest food I’ve ever had, while Acme has down-to-earth on the go items. Meanwhile, Stoic & Genuine has fresh oysters, classic lobster rolls and crispy whole haddock; and modern neighborhood bistro Next Door American Eatery has dishes made with ingredients that are 100 percent sourced from American farmers. Indulge your sweet tooth afterwards at Milkbox Ice Creamery, and top it off with a refreshing drink (while taking in the view from the top) at the Cooper Lounge. Stay the night at the dazzling Crawford Hotel, whose luxurious rooms give a nod to Pullman-era train travel.

Travel on your agenda? This is a train station after all! Hop on the Amtrak and choose a destination that takes you through the mountain ranges, while you relax and take in the wildlife sightings and snow-capped peaks. Or, if you’re here during ski season, take the train up to Winter Park and hit the slopes for the day all while avoiding I-70 traffic.

Catch ya on the street next time!

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Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Hi, friends! How’s your week going? It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Denver after all the random snow we’ve been getting throughout April. Very much ready for the warmer temps and beautiful cherry blossoms to fully pop!

Wanted to hop on here and share some photos of Congress Park neighborhood. It’s quickly turned into one of my favorite spots in Denver for its small town atmosphere. While the actual park isn’t as grandiose as the surrounding ones like Cheeseman and City Park, the neighborhood itself is quiet and picturesque, with beautiful tree-lined streets home to cute bungalows, and a delightful mix of shops, restaurants and cultural attractions — all just 3 miles from downtown.

If you’re in Denver, here’s your guide to the hood. Be sure to drop me a comment on what you think!

Guide to Congress Park:

Meet friends at TAG Burger Bar for a locally sourced burger (turkey, salmon and veggie options, too) paired with a shake or craft cocktail, or reserve a spot at 12@Madison for small plates from chef Jeff OsakaSweet Cooie’s ice cream shop is a must-stop for fresh ice cream and handmade waffle cones and confections. And Shells and Sauce has excellent Italian. 12th Avenue Market is an adorable corner shop, and Wild Flowers is the perfect place to pick up home, garden gifts and flowers. Tree-lined 7th Avenue Parkway is great for long walks or short bike rides – and you’re also within walking distance of Cheesman Park, Denver Botanic Gardens, Cherry Creek’s shops, East Colfax, neighborhood farmers markets and even a Trader Joe’s.

Catch ya on the street next time!

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