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Life in My Eyes – September 2017

This month has flown by in a whirlwind of activity – and it’s been crazy fun!  We’ve started to get some snow in the mountains, I’m helping to plan some fantastic events for October here in Denver, and it’s Startup Week in Denver, which means panels and speaking events galore from movers and shakers in the industry.  Plus, that doesn’t even count some favorite visitors that came my way, as well as attending an INCREDIBLE wedding on the East Coast.

So let’s get started!  (P.S. If you’d like more personal updates, feel free to follow along in my Insta Story, which I update frequently.  Examples of updates include eating an ice cream sundae at a cold, rainy Rockies game with Mark Cuban, crusing to a Phish concert in Denver, and hanging out with a ton of puppies and friends in the mountains… because my life is random AF.)

“Life in My Eyes” is a series that highlights my favorite things across entertainment, beauty products, and everything in between.  Enjoy! And now to September 2017 … Disclaimer – The below content does include some affiliate links and sponsored content, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Vail & Breckenridge Oktoberfest

This month, I’ve been fortunate enough to have some incredible visitors come my way, and the amount of fun and laughter we’ve shared has been just an inch shy of crazy.

First, friends came in town from Cincinnati and we decided to make the short treck up to my place in Breckenridge for some hiking and time exploring the town.  But it also just so happened to be Breckenridge Oktoberfest weekend!  Enter: Steins and time enjoying all of the festive german flair that our tiny town has to offer.

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Next up, three friends from Miami came to town specifically for Vail Oktoberfest.  After enjoying a casual double decker burger in Denver at one of my old haunts My Brothers Bar and spending the night in Denver, we took the trip up to Vail to enjoy a few steins with good friends.

You can tell that I’ve known these guys for years, too – because even after we figured out that there wasn’t a team costume contest, they still suggested that they wanted to theme out both days.  And you KNOW I was in!

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The amount of USA gear that was being sent to me in Denver means that my building now believes that I am the most patriotic person in the building… Check out the top and picture just above for two of our planned ensembles.

HUGE shout out to Four Seasons Vail for hosting our group while we were in Vail.  If you’re stopping in the mountains, then I HIGHLY recommend a stay at the Four Seasons, or at least their lobby bar The Remedy for a beyond delicious Bloody Mary or Manhattan (< shout out to bartender Jess for the best Manhattans we’ve ever had!!)

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SHINE 1st Anniversary Fashion Show

It’s no surprise that I’m OBSESSED with SHINE boutique here in Denver.  I love their message of self love, everyone on their staff is absolutely incredible, the clothing and accessories they offer are both stylish and classic, and you immediately feel welcomed and loved the second you walk into their space.

Needless to stay, I cannot highlight enough how much I think it’s worth making the short treck out to this fantastic spot out on South Pearl if you live in Denver.

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And, even better, a CRAZY fun party is on the calendar to celebrate their 1ST ANNIVERSARY!  So save the date for October 14th (get your ticket HERE!) and make sure that you’re signed up for my newsletter so that you can get all of the details.  (Scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up if you haven’t already gotten on the list!)

Camping in Summit County/Wedding in Ithaca, NY

When I first moved to Denver, I cried everyday for a short while.  Partially because I’m a crazy crier that starts balling my eyes out at a moment’s notice, but partially because I was also really sad to have left all of my family and friends in Chicago.

But over the past almost three years, Denver has become my home.  I considered leaving when shi* was hitting the fan, but I realized that THIS is where I belong right now.  And, while I have several reasons I believe that this is the case, these three girls are a big part of my reason to stay.

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We’ve all had crazy, life-changing years – some in really great and some in really traumatic ways.  But these women have been with me through thick in thin.

Which is why I was especially excited that we somehow still found time on the calendar to do our annual girls’ camping trip, this time with two additional pups in tow!  (The featured picture above includes one of those crazy puppies. 😉 )

Then, a few weeks later, I got the opportunity to head to one of their weddings in beautiful Ithaca, New York.  (See above for a pic of Sabrina and her new husband Chris making it official!)

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From Sabrina wearing her mother’s wedding dress, to all flowers being cut from her new husband Chris’ childhood home’s garden, to a random Panda-costume head making an appearance on the dance floor, to hiking through the gorges with friends (seen above, I’m carrying my friend’s adorable baby Blake), every inch of this wedding weekend was deeply touching and memorable.  (Thank you, Sabrina and Chris, for letting me be a part of it!)

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Aspen Snowmass’ 50th Birthday Party!

For those of you that recieve my newsletter, you know that I recently took a trip to Aspen.  And the truth is that I’ll definitely be taking a few more in the near future thanks to a certain, special birthday party coming our way!

Even better news for you is that this means that you get to be one of the FIRST to hear about the HUGE celebrations being planned for Aspen Snowmass’ 50th birthday celebration!

While events galore are in the works (some of which I’ll be hosting/MCing, so keep your eyes peeled), one of my favorite moves from the crew in Aspen is that tickets on DECEMBER 15th only (aka, their actual birthday) will cost the same price as they did on opening day back in 1967.  Yep, a whopping $6.50.  Book your tickets here while they’re still available!!

Follow along on my Insta Stories to be the first to hear about all of the fun.  And make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter so that you can get early access to giveaways and news you NEED to know!

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