May 2014


There’s a fun, family-friendly event happening in Firestone over five Fridays this summer, and it’s called Food & Flick Friday. This is an event for everyone, from the new baby in the family to that newly engaged couple who is looking for a romantic night out with Disney. Food & Flick Friday gets underway on June 6 and runs through August 8, and takes place in Hart Park, with one


If you’ve been a citizen of HeidiTown for long, you know that I’m a soccer nut. I am a longtime season ticket holder of the Colorado Rapids and World Cup is like a month long party at our house. Ryan and I love finding great pubs where we can watch the games live, and being self-employed, we are able to do that, even on week days. In 2010, I wrote

Lake Dillon, Frisco, Colorado. May 2014

This #TravelTuesday travel tip is a new idea for us, but we’re going to try to implement it on every trip we take this summer. I know some of you travel in order to run a marathon or cycle in a race, but that’s not us. Unfortunately, we aren’t always the healthiest people when we travel, and I don’t think we’re alone. After all, traveling usually involves a lot of

One of the corgis at Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyard in Hotchkiss, Colorado. HeidiTown

Every once in a while, you stumble into a perfect place, and I found such a place at the Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards in Hotchkiss, Colorado.  Our stay there had just the right balance of sunlight, wine, food and good conversation. Ryan and I arrived rather later than we had expected (read about that adventure here), and were driving up the long driveway as Yvon Gros was just getting

Colorado Suite at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge Colorado. 2

Contest Now Closed – Thank You A brand new wine event is happening in Breckenridge, Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend. The Breckenridge Wine Extravaganza is unique because it will feature all Colorado wineries, musicians and food. Take it from me, it’s difficult to find a Colorado-centric wine festival outside of the Western Slope area. There are three days of festivities, all taking at Beaver Run Resort. I’m a big fan

Linden Street Old Town Fort Collins. Courtesy Photo for

Today, instead of a festival, I’m highlighting a series of events that take place three out of four Fridays each month in Old Town Fort Collins. The Friday series started with First Friday Gallery Walk, a program that takes place in cities around the country. The Downtown Business Association then added Foodie Fridays, to embrace the city’s culinary culture, and then Shop Late Friday, as a way to promote downtown

Black Canyon Gunnison,

I fake it pretty well, but I am not a patient person. I like lists. I like schedules. I like keeping on track, whether it’s a meeting, a writing deadline or a trip. When things don’t go as planned, I get worried – my husband may even say that I get a little unpleasant. So when our travel schedule got turned on its head last week, my first instinct was

floweriing tree spring in Colorado

May has five weeks, so I had a lot to cover on my second show on KRFC 88.9 FM this month. This show has it all; music events, thought-provoking events, foodie events, wine events, motorcycle events and more. Believe me when I tell you that there’s ALWAYS something going on in Colorado. It’s busy here year round, but summers gets crazy. I can’t keep up, and I’ve stopped trying. I

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I’m featuring TEDxFrontRange on HeidiTown again this year, and while it isn’t a festival, it fits the spirit of HeidiTown. If you are unfamiliar with TEDx, it’s an afternoon of enlightenment through short presentations by a variety of folks. TEDx originated from TED, founded in 1984, by Richard Saul Wurman. He saw a powerful convergence between Technology, Entertainment and Design happening in the world. The event brings together movers and

scallops with bacon jam at Terra Bistro in Jam. Courtesy Photo, used with permission by

Ryan and I have been adhering to today’s #TravelTuesday tip long before HeidiTown was founded. When we’re traveling, whether it’s somewhere close or a continent away, we always splurge on one gourmet meal. When we were first dating, one of our first weekends away was spent in Friday Harbor, Washington. Just a ferry ride from where we were both living at the time, this charming isle, part of the San