Monday - May 21, 2018

Posts Tagged With ‘ boulder ’

 

The Laughing Goat

May 8th, 2018

The Laughing Goat coffee shop is on 1709 Pearl St. Honestly, the name was all I needed to draw me in. On the wall is a sign that says “Be Nice or Leave.” All of the customers seem to abide by this policy very nicely. Every single person is quiet in the cafe, except the staff, as they are discussing crazy Uber ride stories. I look around to notice there are gold little goats on the glass of the cafe, they look like they are dancing as opposed to laughing, but they still look happy just the same. They certainly add their own unique character. I notice that every single person here is alone; the... Read More

The Walnut Cafe in April

May 1st, 2018

The Walnut Cafe is a known wonderful breakfast spot. Of course, you can find the Walnut Cafe on 3073 Walnut St. in Boulder. It’s a perfect place to go for a breakfast bite. You will find the older look and feel of the place charming and reminiscent; but the energy, art, and culture proves to be fresh and modern. Walking in everything about the Walnut Cafe threatens, “Safe Space.” Brunch spots need more than just good food to keep people coming back for more. It’s obvious by the rainbows, “safe space” stickers, and “love wins” art on the walls that whatever you identify as, the cafe... Read More

Alpine Modern in Spring

April 24th, 2018

Alpine Modern on 904 College Avenue in Boulder, sits a little cafe so beautifully tucked into the landscape. Among its patrons sits trust fund babies on laptops and bar stools, waving to their campus crushes. Yet, there are also older couples from surrounding areas also pour in with their dogs and sit on the porch in the spring. Alpine Modern is a restored cabin up on the old college hill. There’s wifi and pastries. If I were still in school, I could see myself sitting amongst the hills and coffee, feeding upon the morning energy. This fine Saturday the sun was just out to play, and the patio... Read More

Butter Candles and the Bru

April 17th, 2018

I walked in on a spring evening when warm weather had just begun to pop it’s head out. The music was live. A shy young man stood hiding behind his equipment. He shyly glanced towards the audience, hopeful they would listen to him sing. His voice was loud, and his music accompanied his sound filling the speakers. The ambience of the restaurant felt busy and trendy with the live music, and yet the man behind the mic style remained a bit shy with his talent, as his head did little nods to see if anyone was listening. The awning of the restaurant will not lull you in. But shy talented musicians,... Read More

Flatirons Golf Course

April 16th, 2018

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Bats; Our Silent Defender

April 10th, 2018

Bats are often portrayed as creatures of horror. They’re popular around Halloween and in Scooby Doo intros, and they don’t spring to mind as being cute or friendly, but Boulder has actually befriended the bat, and now they’re existence in our ecosystem is essential, and they’re proving to be quite a good friend to have. It’s common to see a bat around Colorado, especially in and around Boulder, given our location near to the flat irons, which are an excellent place to be if you are a bat. Though, bats might be more common than you think. 45% of all bat species in the US can be found in... Read More

Heifer and the Hen

April 10th, 2018

Let’s avoid all the parking hassle on Pearl St. and still find great ice cream. Heifer and the Hen on 5290 Arapahoe Ave, in Boulder is the place to find just that. Nestled in view of the mountains and perfectly placed for an after dinner options, sits the creamery. A nice young gentleman asked what we wanted and after serving the ice cream proceeded to tell us all the restaurants he was involved in, he worked next door at the Bru, at the ice cream parlor, and was even opening up his own food truck. He was obviously a food connoisseur with great taste, and a strong appetite for food and the culture... Read More

Bicycle Fun in Boulder

April 3rd, 2018

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Begging for Boulder Baked

April 3rd, 2018

All I wanted was a warm, melt in your mouth, fresh outta the oven, homemade cookie. It was some twist of fate that I happened to walk into Boulder Baked 1911 Broadway in Boulder. Their cookies were the only thing I came for, and they were well worth every bite. I had been craving a warm cookie for months, but I am far too lazy to make any from scratch. Boulder Baked makes the cookies for you and finding this out was as if the cookie god had heard my prayers. I ordered a double chocolate chip and a peanut butter cookie. I noticed on their menu they had gluten free and vegan cookies, and they also... Read More

5 Waterfall Hikes

March 28th, 2018

While the saying “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is definitely a good one to take to heart, it’s not always 100% true; especially when the destination is a waterfall. We’ve found five waterfall hikes near Boulder that will really make you excited about the destination. 5. Alberta Falls Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, these falls are some of the easiest to reach at the end of a gently rolling 1.7-mile roundtrip loop. Take the kids for a picnic by these scenic falls, dip your feet in the snowmelt, and snap a selfie with the cascading water in the background. 4. Bridal... Read More

Next Door

March 27th, 2018

I was feeling tired and hungry. Stumbling into Next Door eatery was a perfect reprieve to my night on Pearl Street. On 1035 Pearl St sits a wonderfully lit almost beachy restaurant. I was mostly lulled in by the live music outside. A man in his forties sat playing some old tunes, with a smile to his face as he said, “I bet no one remembers this song.” We were seated quickly and found a booth in the corner. Next Door has seating near the bar and window, a perfect way to acquire more action with a high top. The sit-down area felt almost like its own operate restaurant and was a bit more cozy... Read More

Arapahoe Basin

March 26th, 2018

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Fresh Thymes

March 20th, 2018

Fresh Thymes can be found on 2500 30th St. #101 in Boulder. It is a must for a healthy lunch, fabulous dinner, or even worth a trip to help a sweet tooth! I walked into Fresh Thymes only to be greeted by a friendly and almost all female staff. I stood awkwardly not realizing that you look at the menu, order, and then sit wherever you like. The restaurant is so fancy and so modern, it looks like a sit down place; it functions more like a deli. The food can also be taken to go. A nice woman behind the counter informs me how everything works. I get in line and decide to order food from the buffet. I... Read More

Thunder Valley Motorcross Park

March 19th, 2018

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Self Care Sunday Series

March 17th, 2018

Self care may be the most important concept to overall health and wellness. Now the community in Boulder, CO has another opportunity to care for their body and mind, while incorporating cannabis, mindfulness, and activities that promote growth and self love. Once a month, You Canna Be Well is hosting Self Care Sundays at the Phil Lewis Art Gallery and Studio. Each class will have its own theme, or focus, and will encourage participants to practice self care. I had the pleasure of attending the very first of these Self Care Sundays, which was Defining Your Purpose for 2018. The goal of the event... Read More

5 Great Rock Climbing Spots in Boulder

March 14th, 2018

Boulder residents are nothing if not adventurous, and with a slew of jagged peaks, soaring canyons, and other beautiful natural features just begging to be conquered, rock climbing is a popular pastime. We found five great places to get in a killer climb for those adventurous spirits. 1.  Eldorado Canyon Eldorado Canyon, a state park just south of Boulder, offers hundreds of routes up 700-foot cliffs. Climb along south-facing routes in the springtime, and beat the heat in the summer by finding shaded routes. This park can get crowded on weekends, so go early to get your climb on! 2. The Flatirons You’ve... Read More

River and Woods

March 13th, 2018

Once upon a time, I asked my coworker err, woodsmen, about his favorite place to eat in Boulder. “You must go to River and Woods,” he chimes in. His bearded smile grows talking about the delicious food, classy atmosphere, and exceptionally reasonable price for the quality of the meal. So, I pack my basket and I am on my way. Over the river and through the woods to 2328 Pearl St. Boulder I go. I arrive at grandma’s house. Foolishly realizing it is a popular place and in hind sight I should have called to say I was coming. They were able to seat me though, as it was only a Wednesday night.   I... Read More

Voice and Sight: Pros and Cons

March 13th, 2018

As winter gives way to spring, the heat is slowly returning to the Colorado front range, and that means that Boulder residents are returning to their favorite warm weather past times. For many, this means going out hiking with their dogs in tow. Boulder is home to hundreds of canine companions, and it’s no strange occurrence to come across proud pet owners and their pups on the popular trials near town. To many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s also a great opportunity to let their dogs loose to romp in nature. The legality of such a practice can be blurry, which is where a dog tag, normally called... Read More

Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado

March 11th, 2018

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Pic of the Day

March 10th, 2018

Quiet day by the lake. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More