Evergreen, Colorado

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Evregreen, Colorado is a little wonderland about 20 miles west of Denver. As kids we would spend a lot of time here as a family friend lived close by, and now that my mom lives up there, I am so excited to be able to rediscover this beautiful area.

Evergreen started to become populated around the late 1800’s, and continued to grow as it provided lumber for the buildings of Denver. Once roads through the mountains were improved, it became a popular summer destination. You can read more about what you can do in Evergreen here. If you’re driving through the Rockies, on your way to the ski resorts, I highly suggest swinging by Evergreen!

Downtown Evergreen is basically one main street, filled with the basics and a few specialty shops. It is the home of the Little Bear, a western saloon that my parents would go to before I was born to dance and drink, and the Baskin Robbins where my brother had his first taste of ice cream! There are many galleries as well, and Evergreen’s winery, Creekside Cellars.

This area is filled with so many family memories, and it was so wonderful to stroll down Evergreen’s main street with my mom to reminisce and hear all of the stories she had to tell from the 80’s.

My favorite Evergreen spots:

Beaujo’s Pizza

Creekside Cellars Winery

Ice House Café & Coffeeroasters

Little Bear

Rio del Sol

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Stateside guilty pleasures & favorite things No.4

How have you kicked off your new year? I’m indulging in as much of my favorite American guilty/simple/favorite pleasures as possible!

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Bottomless fountain drinks!

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Here is a little review of De quelle planète es-tu’s 2012. I hope yours was equally as magical.

Started the year off with a bang in Asia with my dad and petted elephants in Bali.

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Discovered a mysterious neighborhood in Paris.


Tons of tea parties.


Went bubbly tasting in Champagne.


Spent a lot of time at the country house and in the garden.


Went to Colmar for a day.


Had delicious grub at the Kinfolk Parisian Picnic.

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Continued to fall in love.

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Received jamón in the mail.

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Played host and celebrated oh so many wonderful things.

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2012 has been a year of transitions. Filled with so many wonderful memories with so many fantastic people. So much change in such a good way. The clock is ticking.

I’m anxious to see what 2013 brings.


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I would love to make these infused vodkas.

This photobooth fun at Bonton looks so great.

These patterns are magical.

Gosh this looks yummy too.

Some Colorado beer reviews.

This grilled cheese party is totally on my list of things to do.

Holiday cocktails.… yes please!

Denver’s beer culture.

What are your plans for New Years Eve? Get inspired!

I love the poodle in this post!

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Stateside guilty pleasures & favorite things No.3

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Random little food joints off of big streets & highways.

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Stateside guilty pleasures & favorite things No.2

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Breakfast bagels from 6am onwards.

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Trimmed tree traditions

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My mother loves ornaments. She loves tradition. Every year we know we will each get a glass ornament that fits our person ever so perfectly, and every year our tree grows more full, trimmed and filled with  many memories. It’s so comforting  to come back over the years and look at an ornament and know exactly to whom it was given and what makes it the ornament of that person. She’s got a way of understanding and observing people. A way of inserting a puzzle piece into the puzzle of their being like the perfect gift. She just gets it. And it has shaped who I am today. My love for the little things and obsession for observing is without a doubt from this woman, and I wouldn’t have it any other day.

I’m so grateful to appreciate and care about tradition. Knowing that every year at this one time it will be the same…no matter what… Something about it is ironically refreshing and moving. What do you have without tradition?

So many moments. So many feelings. One time of year. It’s the holiday season, and it’s deep and filled with so much emotion, even unexpectedly!

Merry Christmas to all, and all a good night.

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