I haven’t been to hundreds of cities, but I’ve visited enough to know that Denver is my favorite. The city has a laid back vibe; not chill like our Colorado mountain towns, but it’s not uptight or pretentious. I don’t have to worry about my un-manicured nails or that my handbag doesn’t entirely match my outfit.
We don’t put on airs in Colorado, and that goes for our capital city too.
We love overnight visits to the Mile High City and for our 12th wedding anniversary in May we decided to go out, Denver style. We booked a room at The Curtis Hotel and had tickets to Porgy & Bess at the Colorado Symphony.
We’d never stayed at The Curtis Hotel before, and I don’t know why because first, it’s conveniently located across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Center and second, it is rad. There are thirteen themed guest room floors. Themes include everything from a musical floor with a suite dedicated to Jimmy Buffet, to a Sci-Fi floor with a suite dedicated to Star Trek.
The hotel just completed an extensive $5 million renovation, and each of the 336 rooms has received a makeover, right down to the bedding. We were booked in the TV Mania Hyper Suite and were greeted by a wall of talk show hosts caricature – you know – those big funny heads that street artists like to draw. Our room was so big we could have hosted a dance party, and the theme was everywhere, right down to the tiny black television patterns on the white curtains.
After checking into our slick and modern room, we headed out for a pre-show drink. We’ve been on a mission to discovery new places, so we stopped at Tamayo, a restaurant we’d walked by a hundred times without stopping. At Tamayo we sipped fancy tequila and feasted on fabulous Mexican tapas of ceviche and tamales.
The Colorado Symphony show was marvelous. Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess did not disappoint, however, the show opened with Andrew Litton conducting Beethoven’s Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, “Triple Concerto.” I’m in love with stringed instruments, so I was truly swept away by this magical part of the evening.
Afterwards, we grabbed a quick drink at The Corner Office Bar at The Curtis Hotel. They feature a great late happy hour menu that starts at 9 p.m. We ordered up the lemon edamame and drinks before deciding to hop on a rickshaw and head towards Union Station.
We wanted to hit up Morten’s Steakhouse just before they closed for the evening. We hadn’t been there in years, but still remembered that their late night bar bites include a filet mignon sandwiches and truffle fries. We got there just in the nick of time. Sated, we walked back to hotel where our comfy king sized bed awaited.
This was definitely a Denver wedding anniversary to remember.
Thank you to The Curtis Hotel for their hospitality. We especially loved the cool library where you can check out books for free during your stay!