Sunday, April 13, 2014

Haunted House: Evergreen, CO

So. A few weeks ago, a couple friends and I were talking about ghost hunting and haunted places. My friend Jake mentioned that a friend of his knew of a place near Idaho Springs. It took some work to find, but eventually we were driving down a road that followed a winding river. It was about 1am at this point, so we were about to give up but out of the corner of my eye, I saw a building across the river tucked in the shadow of a cliff.
We concluded that this eery looking building was probably the place we were told of but after inspection, we found that we would have to hike down the river about a 1/4 mile to cross in order to get over to it. There was a ton of snow and we wernt dressed for trekking through the snow so we decided to come back the next week.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Scenes from Leadville, CO

Melanzana Clothing -cozy clothes handmade in shop



Consignment shopping on Front Street... I found a killer red fanny pack in the midst of it all!

You know you're in Leadvegas when ...



Two Guns Distillery
( a Ron Burgandy on the left and a Rick James etc on the right..which consists of chocolate milk, 3 shots of moonshine, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate shot glass filled with whiskey perched atop...and a fabulous way to start off a Sunny March afternoon in the mountains!)








New Music

The Blancos:
I just found these guys on Earmilk and I can't get enough of this SONG!
Give it a listen and tell me you aren't curious as to what their upcoming debut album is going to sound like…

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Michigan Beer Fest!

Phew! Right after the picture from my last post were taken on my last flight over Lake Michigan, our plane got turned around and sent back to Chicago due to bad weather in Grand Rapids. By the time we got back to O'hara Airport we got bumped off our flight and we're going to have to wait til the next morning for the flight. Luckily for me, my brother and his fiancé were going to be passing through Chicago on their way to the festival within the hour and I was able to catch a ride with them; talk about fate! But finally we all arrived...




2:00 pm Saturday afternoon:
 After walking 15 minutes to just get to the BACK of the line, we made it into the festival and had a ball! I even got to see some old friends from Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, MI!There was beer that tasted like Girl Scout cookies (Naughty Girl from Right Brain Brewery) and beer that tasted like Reese's Puffs (Peanut Butter Stout from B.O.B's Brewery). But like any good adventure we had to taste a few strange and not so tasty ones to find the good stuff(Thai Basil Beer??). The night ended with a fabulous dinner at Greenwell Gastropub and with 7 ppl crammed into one cab, a veery cozy ride from Gerald the cab driver back home...



Saturday, February 22, 2014

Traveling

En route to the Michigan Beer Festival...photos of the festivities to follow!


Friday, August 16, 2013

The Campervan: Part I

So. For a couple years now I've been infatuated with the idea of being able to have an abode that I could drive around:a truly mobile lifestyle. About a month ago I finally took the leap and bought the vehicle that hopefully fulfill my fantasy...a 1996 Ford E250. Aside from a couple rust spots, some minor mechanical work and the fact it looks like it would come equipped with a creepy man hanging out the window offered candy to little children, I think it is perfect! My plan is to gut it and renovate it( with a little help from some friends!) and take it out west this winter to live in. But Only time will tell how this scheme plays out...here are some "before" pictures

Thursday, August 1, 2013

One more Thursday Quote

Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru. - Charlotte Joko Beck

Thursday Quote

You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.  - Daniell Koepke

Monday, May 6, 2013

Old School Melody


Hailing from Denver, CO., Bass Physics incorporate live instruments into their creations for a smooth, electro soul / hip/hop style

Star Slinger Set

A Little Reinventing

So I've moved again. This time to a lovely and magical place called Florabama. It's real. Trust me. They throw fish around here for fun. True story. I was there. (The full story of the whole thing can be found here: MULLET TOSS!
But this place that I speak of is essentially the Alabama / Florida line, the bottom of which lines the gulf coast. And first, before anything else, let us please just take a moment and pay homage to all the delicious, incredible home cooking that is EVERYWHERE down here. It has taught me that everything deserves to be tried fried. Period. And fish with names previously unknown to my tongue, are fast becoming the best fish I've tasted to date.
To be honest, I came to this place for a summer of kickin it on the beach, for a summer of no responsibilities and to find my true core. To find myself some might call it? I feel the term is too over-used but maybe it's the right term in a certain sense. I can safely report back that while I've only been here a couple weeks, it has already started affecting in me in ways that I perhaps only subconsciously hoped. There's an energy here thats new to me. Things like culture, manners, what a person says and how they say it, relations and how their parameters should not be taken for granted, face value of objects / people/ ideas, fashion, and networking and connections have got my head spinning. It's going to be a growing summer. I can already feel my tentative plans for this fall start to pale in my rearview mirror...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Photography

I was browsing Pinterest and came across a beautiful collection of photos .... if I had any talent pertaining to photography, these are the type of pictures I would seek. Find them all at awelltraveledwoman.com

















Almost Christmas

There is a quote in the book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, where Charlie talks about how Christmas is always more fun with kids. I have honestly been leafing through the book for a half hour now trying to find it....does anyone out there reading this know the quote I'm talking about?

Regardless, the remembrance of this quote, combined with the closeness of the holiday itself has got me thinking. Why is it that this is the case? Children only get as excited about Christmas as their adults make them. It is actually the adults that create the Christmas miracles all along. Knowing that their actions create a magic aura for small souls, the parents, relatives, friends bring out all forces to make the holiday special, an experience.

It's  a beautiful thing and so sad that many of us give up on these special efforts as we grow up and the aura disappears.  We let go of traditions like baking cookies for Santa or making paper chains or going to see fun xmas or nativity skits or getting everyone to go sledding after Christmas dinner, because well, there's no one that needs an illusion built. But I think deep down, we all still need an illusion built for us. We need a season that takes us above everyday life. It may seem that it is the adults that make Christmas special for kids, but really, it's the kids that remind us of the innocent and pure magic of the season.

So whether or not there are children in your life this year, bring back the aura of Christmas. Start a new tradition or bring back old ones. Silly ones. Ones that you laugh at even while doing. Get excited about them.  For yourself and for all the adults around you.

 If you have a tradition that you already enjoy every year, leave it as a present in comment form so that others can get inspired this holiday season :) Happy Christmas cyber world!