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 — 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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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 😉 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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Bits & Pieces

 

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Just some bits & pieces from hiking around Boulder yesterday. Ended up getting way up there and exploring around Flagstaff, too. Something about being that far up and just hearing the wind roar like mad made me so happy. It was 60 in Denver, but in those mountains, closer to 30 (the sun most certainly kept some warmth). My dad lived in Colorado for years, and continues to warn me how drastic those mountains are. That wind had me whipping around, but I packed a winter jacket which most certainly came in handy. And those cabins? Wow, what a dream to live in one so far up with such stunning views. No trespassing signs were marked every mile or so (sneaky me, I still caught a couple shots). I’m sure folks up there live quite secluded lives, but hey, to each their own. Nature through the good and bad is a pretty spectacular beast.

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Lyons, CO

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Silver Plume

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I set off on Saturday to explore Silver Plume (population roughly 170) with eager intentions of seeing Dram Apothecary. Silly me, I didn’t even check their hours (they were closed), but this little town still held my imagination and curiosity tightly. I’m just a plain old sucker for small town charm. Add in a place enclosed by the mountains? Gone, bye, just write me off. It’s a love hate relationship when I’m so visually overloaded I can’t stand it. Took a break inside Silver Plume Tea House with a cup of hot tea by a window seat and watched how the waitresses interacted with locals in the softest way. But my attention was continuously jerked to the mountains as the weather changed so rapidly in the most fascinating way. It didn’t faze anyone but me. Just a typical day in Colorado.

This was the first Saturday in months that I had no travel obligations or plans, and this town completely rejuvenated me. It felt like a little slice of home.

Colorado, you’ve already captured my mind in the best way possible.

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