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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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

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 ‚ÄĒ 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 Osaka.¬†Sweet Cooie‚Äôs¬†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 ‚Äď and you‚Äôre also within walking distance of Cheesman Park, Denver Botanic Gardens, Cherry Creek‚Äôs shops, East Colfax, neighborhood farmers markets and even a Trader Joe‚Äôs.

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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Well, hello everyone! My, it’s been a while. Four years to be exact (!), but I wanted to drop in and say hi – how’s life been treating you?

For a quick update on me, I’m still living in Denver and working at the same marketing agency I moved out here for. As well, I have a new member of my family, Zeke! He’s a black French Bulldog, and it’s hard to imagine what life was like before this 20 pound creature came into my life. Because it’s 2018, he’s got his own Insta page¬†ūüėČ check him out here if you’d like.

I’m hoping to drop by a little more often, because I miss blogging and all the wonderful readers like you I’ve come across through this blog. It’s my goal to pick up where I left off with documenting On the Street happenings in Colorado. I started with Colfax Avenue, because there’s just so much happening. Once deemed the “Longest, Wickedest Street in America”, all 26 miles of it has a plethora of personality peppered throughout every nook and cranny – some good, some grit, and some just straight up kitschy.

This mini photo series doesn’t scratch the surface¬†with all it has to offer, but if you’re in the area and looking, here are some spots I’d recommend:

Eat & Drink:

Coffee:

Read:

Music Venues:

Outdoor Hangs:

Shop:

Catch ya on the street next time!

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Home for the Holidays

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Hey all, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I was home in New Hampshire for the holiday, and as always, it was a satisfying trip surrounded by family¬†and friends. From small town sightings, little Maui (my sister and brother in-law’s new pup (!), to my mom’s baking and my dad’s workshop, I cherish my small town upbringing¬†that’s a constant reflection of old, and now new memories. So many changes continue to happen, but when I come home, it’s that same rock-solid environment I grew up in. The older I get, the more I cherish the¬†people and place that¬†built me. This time last year, I would of never guessed I’d be living in Colorado working for a¬†company and clients that continue to inspire me on a daily basis. That, all¬†while ultimately falling in love with the west side of life. I can’t wait to look back on¬†2015 this time time next year and reflect on all the new changes.

Happy New Year to you all! See you in 2015.

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