March 2014

Heidi on Pikes Peak March 2014

Dear Citizens, I apologize in advance that this post is not about Colorado travel or a Colorado festival, but I felt it must be written in order to let everyone know what the heck is going on and why the Mayor is being so unusually quiet. It’s going to be a ghost town around here for the next five days or more. This was 100% unplanned. In fact, I’m supposed

View of Pikes Peak from Pikes Peak Paradise Bed & Breakfast.

When they hear the words “bed and breakfast” most people imagine lace curtains, tea cups and quilted bedspreads. While Victorian or Country is the motif at many B&Bs, you’ll not find it at Pikes Peak Paradise Bed and Breakfast. This is a modern B&B with one of the best views in the Rocky Mountains you’ll find in Colorado. This past weekend I was on a magazine assignment in Canon City.

I love Lamb Taste of Vail. Photo by Zach Mahone Photography

I am very excited to feature the  24th  Annual Taste of Vail  today. Last month I got to sit down with Chef Paul Ferzacca, owner of  La Tour Restaurant & Bar in Vail. Chef Ferzacca is also deeply involved with the production of Taste of Vail, and his passion for this event is palpable. After our sit down, I was more excited than ever to attend this event in April.

Stan Carm Heidi 1970s.

The key to blogging professionally is that you have to do it regularly. I typically blog two to three times a week, and I aim for three. Not an easy task since I am also a full-time freelance writer. This week I was struck down with the plague, and when I’m sick I’m about as creative as a rock. And it takes more than a few ounces of creativity to

HeidiTown Gives Back: Pets Forever

In my work as a freelance writer I occasionally get the opportunity to learn about various nonprofits around Colorado, and in fact, that’s how I discover many of the charities that end up as the recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back. This is what happened with Pets Forever. While working on an article about the positive emotional and physical impacts pets can have on our lives, I met Dr. Lori Kogan,