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Airstream Life

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

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 ūüėČ 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

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

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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Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

Heidi Jewell Denver Colorado

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‚Äôs 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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The color, the architecture! This, my friends, is Baker Neighborhood. Catty-corner to Wash Park and Lincoln Park, Baker has a robust historic and colorful offering that includes a Collegiate Gothic school, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired library and quirky Arts and Crafts Bungalows. The structures were built in the Queen Anne Style and are prime examples of Victorian Architecture.

It’s also proximity to Broadway’s Main Street, which offers diverse shopping, dining and entertainment options. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area! I was so inspired by all the color and design.

Catch ya on the street next time!

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Cobra Rock

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Yesterday was a pretty special day, as I got to see my friend Logan and her boyfriend Colt while they were in town hosting a pop-up for their boot line, Cobra Rock. Logan and I studied photography together at Concordia University, and have kept in touch ever since those¬†Montr√©al days where we’d rack up hours upon hours shooting and developing photos in the darkroom. Photography may be temporarily taking a back seat in her life right now, but I’m so proud of all the success and praise her and Colt have received on this exciting new journey of theirs.

As you can see, all their boots are made by hand and sewn together with American full-grain leather. Their workshop is based in Marfa, TX (dreamy, right?) where Logan and Colt spend their days creating the same way small-shop cowboy boot makers have been doing for over a century. Although they can work on several pairs at once, a single pair of boots takes nearly two and a half weeks to create — equating to the heart and soul of this small-batch handmade process.

I can’t wait to break in my new pair and watch them just get better upon each wear.

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Lisa Garcia

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Upon arriving at Lisa Garcia’s shared studio space, I was immediately greeted with a big smile from the designer as I walked through the open door and into her studio being showered in the afternoon’s natural light. As I began snapping away, Lisa worked on a hoop art wall piece while we chatted about all her creative endeavors.

Kicking off with an impressive career in interior design, she’s also worked in art direction, photo styling and product design. When she’s not on the road touring (check out her band, Copperfox), she’s here in her studio working on handmade pieces for her line So√Īadora (Spanish for dreamer). Applying a modern spin to her folk fiber art inspired pieces, she works with gorgeous high-quality fibers and it certainly shows through the texture, shape and color of each curated item.

Like what you see? Hop onto her Etsy shop to browse and purchase your own piece here.

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