In Denver This Week December 2-9, 2016

In Denver This Week December 2-9, 2016 One mile above sea level stepsWhat’s worth knowing in Denver this week December 2-9, 2016? Where to get locally made bubbly, and how to have cheese delivered to your door, and beer and barbecue delivered to your car window. 

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What to Do in Denver in December

What to do in Denver in December

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What are the best things to do in Denver in December? It’s a packed calendar this month with holiday markets and events, festive light displays, and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Every December I struggle with trying not to overcommit, not to plan too much. My ongoing life goal is to simplify, and I find this hardest to do during the December holidays. There are just so many fun activities, so many things I think the kids will like, and we sometimes just push it too far, ignoring the warning signs of the impending kid meltdowns. Each December I resolve to do better…to find the balance between holiday family fun without “Griswolding” my kids to the point of tears.

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Where to Shop Small Business Saturday in Denver

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Small Business Saturday is this November 26! Here’s where to shop small in Denver so you can cross everyone off your holiday shopping list without ever stepping foot in a shopping mall.

I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday. My preferred post-Thanksgiving activity is lounging on a couch with a movie and leftovers. I definitely don’t want to be anywhere near a stuffy, airless shopping mall crammed with crowds. But, Small Business Saturday is a different story. I love strolling our streets, popping in and out of cute little boutiques, stopping to chat with friends and neighbors along the way. (It also helps that the two days gives me sufficient time to recover from the big holiday meal.)

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In Denver This Week November 18-24, 2016

Denver This Week November 18-24, 2016 Allegro Coffeehouse

Allegro Coffee Roasters in Denver’s Berkeley hood is always our first stop after the first snow.

What’s worth knowing in Denver this week November 18-24, 2016? Where to shop if you’re prepping for Thanksgiving dinner, and where to order from if you’re not. Plus favorite local holiday marketplaces, Colfax Avenue the video game, and the best local spots for warming up with a drink.

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In Denver This Week November 4-10, 2016

Denver this week November 4-10, 2016What’s worth knowing in Denver this week November 4-10, 2016? Getting drunk on pastry goodness, why you should make your New Year’s Eve plans now, and how Denver will survive the zombie apocalypse…in case you were worried about that one. Continue Reading