November 2015

Colorado sunshine on my shoulders make me happy.

It’s Thanksgiving week and that means posts about thankfulness are  popping up on blogs across the United States, so I decided to play along. When you live in Colorado there’s a lot to be thankful for, but I’m especially thankful for our 300 days of sunshine every year. Coloradans wake up to sunshine streaming in our bedroom windows nearly every day of the week. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest,

stars at Denver Christkindl Market 2014.

I love visiting Denver during the holidays. The city literally twinkles with Christmas cheer, especially the Denver Christkindl Market. As many of you know, we’re longtime lovers of this European-style Christmas market that sets up shop in Skyline Park in downtown Denver each holiday season. The market is a throwback to Christmas days of old. It’s fashioned after traditional European Christmas Markets that have a long history dating back to

Why it’s easy to #OptOutside in Colorado

There has been a great deal of buzz around  REI’s #OptOutside Campaign. If you haven’t heard, REI is closing their stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and is encouraging customers to enjoy an outdoor activity instead of fighting the shopping crowds. Here in Colorado there are lots of ways to #OptOutside, so I thought I’d shed light on some of the ways you can #OptOutside in Colorado on Black Friday

The Heidi Guide on

I have been remiss in telling you about a development that took place late this summer. As of August, I’m the new Western Destinations Blogger for Mountain Living Magazine’s online site. The title of my blog is The Heidi Guide. Mountain Living is the magazine for mountain living, homes, design, furniture, travel, architecture and more. In The Heidi Guide I have the opportunity to explore the mountains of Colorado and

baby elk at The Rustic Acre in Estes Park, Colorado, for adult getaways too.

Estes Park, Colorado has long been touted as a great place for families – and it is, but it’s also a great place for couples looking for a romantic escape or just a fun, adult-oriented weekend. Ryan and I first visited Estes Park in the late 1990s, a year before we moved to Colorado. We spent a romantic, wintry weekend soaking in our lodge’s hot tub while snowflakes fell gently

Best Pizza I ever ate in Colorado. Poppy's Pizza & Grill, Rocky Mountain Pizza.

Nothing gets people more excited than soliciting their opinions about where to find the best pizza. I asked the question on Twitter and got five immediate responses. Responses were still trickling in a day later. The fact is that we all have very different opinions about what makes a great pizza and I think a lot of this depends on the region where we grew up. With that in mind,

Denver skyline from the Holiday Inn in Stapleton. HeidiTown (1)

Note from the Mayor: I rarely participate in sponsored posts, but when Holiday Inn hotels approached me, I said yes. I really like the Holiday Inn brand and feel that it is a good fit for HeidiTown citizens, so without further ado, the following post has been sponsored. I was set to cover Country Beer Fest (formerly Epic Beer Fest) in Denver on the same Saturday as my friend Zea’s