Colorado

Seeking Old & New in Leadville, Colorado An Irish Miners’ Memorial. HeidiTown (4)

Full Disclosure: As a redhead, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. While my grandmother, who had several redheaded sisters, always claimed to be Dutch, my dad took an Anscestory.com test a few years ago. He’s Scottish and Irish (basically, he burns easily). He is zero percent Dutch. So, now I can celebrate the holiday from an honest place, although I would have celebrated either way! We spent this last

Howard Barnes . BDT Stage . Glenn Ross-101

What if you woke up one day to find that your life was a musical? That’s what happens to Howard Barnes, but let’s go back a bit.  In my review of “White Christmas,” I announced that I am overjoyed to have live theater back. We do not survive well as a society without it in our lives. That being said, between HeidiTown.com and the “Berthoud Weekly Surveyor,” I have been

Dining at the Monarch Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado: Pho to Flan

Last Thursday, we ate our way through Monarch Casino Resort Spa during a progressive dinner for the media. From tacos and tequila at a southwestern restaurant to a dessert buffet bursting with sweet treats, come eat with me at Monarch Casino Resort Spa, the newest casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. We started at Bistro Mariposa, a modernly designed space that will whisk diners away to the southwest. As we sat

Spa Monarch, Black Hawk, Colorado A Million Magical Miles Away. HeidiTown 2

There is a kind of magical in being transported skyward, away from the ringing of slot machines and the buzz of a casino floor, into the bliss that is a spa. This accurately describes arriving at Spa Monarch at the Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk, Colorado. Enter the dimly lit hallway and that luxurious spa smell washes over you. The first thing I noticed about this casino however,

Gaylord Rockies Resort is Fun for Adults, Not Just Kids. HeidiTown Feature Photo

We watched the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center being built. It was huge, gigantic, really, really big. Then it opened and I saw pictures of people enjoying offerings there, especially the lazy river in the summer and holiday programming. This past weekend, we finally had an opportunity to experience the Gaylord ourselves. From the expansive entry to the wide halls, multiple restaurants, and pool complex, the photos I’d seen

The Craziest Winter Sport in Colorado: Skijoring

There is nothing more beautiful than watching a horse and rider gallop. There is something a little magical about the way a good rider seems to simply float in the saddle. And we’ve watched a lot of good skiers lately, on the Olympics. The way they seem to fly down a mountain barely touching the snow, it’s exhilarating. Now combine those things. Magic + Exhilaration = ARGT (A Really Good

What the World Needs Now Sweetheart Festival, Loveland, Colorado 2

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” -Hal David, 1965 After the last couple of years, we could use a festival dedicated to love. That’s what the Sweetheart Festival is all about. I am excited about the event. Not only is it here in my town of Loveland, but it’s also something for me to anxiously anticipate, and I love anticipation.  Love is defined as “an intense feeling

Living Large with the Dog at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa. HeidiTown (2)

With a magical fire bench in the entry and a snow-white mountain view framed by windows in the bar, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa makes a statement from the moment a guest arrives. A few weeks ago, I was an invitee to a Park Hyatt media dinner featuring the property’s new executive chef, Santosh Koradi.  The hotel is at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado, about 15 minutes

Heidi & Ryan My Big Day Group Wedding in Loveland

It seems that all writers write similar Valentine’s Day getaway articles around this time of year. I know I have. So, I decided to shake it up a little and write something a little bit different. You can shape your own adventure but I hope this will give you a good place to start. Grab your sweetheart or just a good friend and get ready for a Valentine’s Day escapade! 

Spend St. Patrick’s Day in One of These Colorado Towns 1. HeidiTown

I want to start this post by telling you who it is not for. It is not for those with wee children looking for face painting and parade information. It’s also not for those who think green beer, whiskey shots and a DJ make an excellent St. Patrick’s Day. To me, a good St. Patrick’s Day means old friends and new friends, a bar where talking to new and old