June 2012

Pint glass at Loveland Aleworks

I was raised in a strict vegetarian household, and when I was 16-year-old I rebelled by eating bacon, and since then I’ve been making up for my childhood meat deprivation. Today, I freaking love meat, and barbecue festivals allow me to embrace my teenage rebellion and eat myself into a meat coma. Colorado has become a breeding ground for amazing barbecue events, and I like the trend. Loveland, Colorado has

heidi in a red hat

It’s time for another segment of HeidiTown on KRFC 88.9 FM. These shows air weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. This week I am sharing with you my “Five Travel Tips for Lazy People” from an article I wrote last summer for  IndependentTraveler.com, one of the world’s oldest travel websites.  It’s an interactive traveler’s exchange and comprehensive online travel guide for people who enjoy planning their own trips. They have lots

Pint of Pateros Creek Beer

A longtime friend and I have an ongoing debate about who lives in the better beer region. While she can boast that her city of Portland, Oregon has the most breweries per capita, I am convinced that Colorado has more beer festivals than anywhere else in the world. I could have an entire blog dedicated to Colorado beer festivals and I would never run out of material. One of the

Keystone Reosrt River Run bike shot

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend TBEX, a travel blogger, writer and photographer conference that just happened to be held in Keystone, Colorado this year. TBEX attracts attendees from around the globe, and this was a chance for Colorado to show off – and it did just that. On the first evening, we drank champagne aboard gondolas that transported us to a five-star experience on top of

Weekly radio show includes festival tips!

The transcripts from my show on KRFC 88.9 FM will no longer be posted here on the blog. As a reminder, the radio show will no longer be a laundry list of events happening around Colorado. To keep up with the numerous number of events and festivals that occur year round here,  make sure you hook up with the HeidiTown’s Facebook page. I will still be blogging about festivals here

Yves Saint Laurent_ Black dress w-pink bow-photo by Gilles Tapie

My husband and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage in style. We spent a high-end Denver weekend with a trip to the Yves St. Laurent exhibit at the Denver Art Museum and a stay at the Brown Palace Hotel. Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum I sport a rather laidback Colorado style, so folks may be surprised that as a little girl I filled binders

Kingdom Days logo

I started HeidiTown in 2007, as a review blog. I started blogging specifically about events and festivals in May 2010. I’ve always said that HeidiTown was not a calendar of events,  but rather stuff the Mayor likes. Unfortunately, it’s starting to look a lot like a calendar, especially this weekly post. I’m going to shake things up. After this week, I am no longer going to give radio listeners a

HeidiTown Gives Back: Cal-Wood Education Center (Boulder, Colorado)

Nature has always played a significant role in my life. I was born in a hospital that overlooked the Pacific Ocean, I grew up in a house in the woods and we spent family vacations at National Parks across the western United States. Through these experiences I developed a relationship with nature, and an intense respect for the natural world, but this isn’t the case for everyone. Many people never

Cinderella in ball gown

Boulder’s Dinner Theatre (BDT) will always have a special place in my heart because it is the place where I was first introduced to dinner theater. Every show I’ve seen at this venue has been well-done and I’ll never forget their first production of “Chicago.” It will go down in history as my all-time favorite dinner theater experience. BDT is a gem of a venue. The intimate size means that