In Denver This Week January 13-19, 2017

Denver this week January 13-19, 2017 RiNo street art

Even in sunny Colorado we sometimes need a burst of color to brighten the occasional gray day. The vibrant street art in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood never fails to make me smile.

What’s worth knowing in Denver this week January 13-19, 2017? Where to get a pho burrito, anticipated restaurant openings, and how to become active in local politics. 

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Meet the Local Maker: Kelly Perkins of Spinster Sisters

Meet Kelly Perkins, the dynamo behind the Colorado-based all-natural, handcrafted bath and beauty products that have quickly become a local favorite. In just the last year Spinster Sisters has expanded from a single store in Golden to include both RiNo and Cherry Creek locations. 

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Monthly Denversions: Things to Do in Denver in January

Coming soon! The Stanley Marketplace is slowly opening. The Denver Biscuit Company is one of many restaurants and shops that will have staggered openings through February.

What are the best things to do in Denver in January? Looking back, looking forward, and fun events in January.

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In Denver This Week December 23 – 30, 2016:

More Gift Guides & Where to Spend NYE 2016

Denver this week December 23-30, 2016: Blossoms of Light, Denver Botanic Gardens, Michael Levine-Clark

Fantasia: Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens. (Exhibit open until January 1.) Photo courtesy of Michael Levine-Clark. All rights reserved.

What’s worth knowing in Denver this week December 23-30, 2016? More last-minute holiday gift guides and where to make your last-minute New Year’s Eve plans. Plus, winter break camps for kids (who knew?) and last chance to see Blossoms of Light at Denver’s Botanic Gardens. (Exhibit closes after January 1.)

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Even Lazier Holiday Gift Guide:

10 Local Colorado Gifts to Order Online

Colorado local gifts collage

It’s December 15, which means there’s  about a week and a half of holiday shopping left…10 more days until Christmas and just 9 more until the first night of Hanukkah. Even for those last-minute shoppers that’s plenty of time. But, if you want to do your shopping online, you need to make some decisions in the next few days. Here’s a round-up of some of this year’s favorite local discoveries that not only make perfect gifts, but can also easily be ordered online so you never have to set foot in a mall.

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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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Monthly Denversions:

What to Do in Denver in December

What to do in Denver in December

Photo courtesy of Colorado Tourism Office, Matt Inden/Miles

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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