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Rich History, Colorful Present A Stay in Arvada, Colorado, Part 1. HeidiTown (1)

The Front Range is dotted with towns, many of them have become suburbs of Denver and we tend to think of these communities as “the burbs.” Places like Arvada, Colorado, however, are rich with history that dates back to the 1800s. Many of these suburban towns boast charming downtown communities that are wonderful places to visit. Only 20 minutes from Denver, this suburb holds a glittery secret. The first discovery

Art & Luxury in Denver Her Paris & The Oxford Hotel Photo courtesy of The Oxford Hotel

What’s better than a day at the Denver Art Museum? A day at the art museum followed by a stay at The Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver. Earlier this month we participated in The Oxford Hotel’s Denver Art Museum package which includes VIP access to Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. It’s the perfect combination because the woman featured in this exhibit would have likely stayed at

Featured Festival ArtoCade 2017, Sept. 8-10 (6)

Creative, ingenious, colorful, crafty, artistic and kooky are all words I would use to describe ArtoCade in Trinidad, Colorado. Squish all those words together and you’ve got one very entertaining festival in a truly fantastic town. We were lucky enough to make it to ArtoCade last September, and since then, I’ve written about our Trinidad experience a number of times including “Trinidad, Colorado, It’s Not What You Think,” which has

Governor's Art Show & Sale 2016 2

I’ll never forget the first time Ryan and I attended the Governor’s Art Show & Sale in Loveland, Colorado. We love art and art galleries and visit many during our travels and to say that we were impressed by this show would be an understatement. The collection of artwork curated for this juried show is truly a cut above. Loveland, Colorado has been known for art since the 1970s when

Surprise! You Can Afford to Shop in Aspen, Colorado. Explore Booksellers. HeidiTown.com

If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that cost more than my first car, Aspen is certainly the place to go. However, I was surprised to find a number of shops selling affordable items in this high-end town. We visited Aspen in January during Wintersköl, their annual winter festival that features snow sculpting, a canine fashion show, on slope fun and more. While in Aspen, I discovered

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It has come to my attention that not all HeidiTown citizens love winter. Apparently sparkling snow doesn’t have a magical effect on some people and in fact, makes them long for hot summer days at the lake. I don’t have a touchstone with this, as I love the snow and all things snow-related, but as a good Mayor, I shouldn’t ignore this segment of my town. And while I enjoy

Photos from ArtoCade 2016. Reincarnation, Fritz A. & Gail M. (Trinidad, Colorado) HeidiTown.com

I can’t wait to write about our trip to Trinidad, Colorado. In the meantime, I’m going to share with you ten of my favorite photos from the festival that brought us to town. I was in town to cover ArtoCade, an art car extravaganza that was like nothing I’d ever experienced before. Nothing could have prepared me for the creativity on display at ArtoCade. In it’s fourth year, ArtoCade brings

Featured Festival ArtoCade 2015 Trinidad Colorado. Einstein artcar. HeidiTown.com

When I began writing about Colorado festivals on HeidiTown in 2010, I was inspired by small town festivals and unique events. ArtoCade, in Trinidad, fits both categories and that’s why I’m excited to be attending this year. With a population of less than 10,000, Trinidad is definitely a small town. It’s also a bit remote, located approximately three hours south of Denver and three and a half hours north of Albuquerque,

Tequila & Tacos, Winter Park 2015. wide shot HeidiTown.com

New festivals crop up every summer in Colorado and it’s hard to keep track of them all, but I try. Here are five new ones that will appeal to a variety of different tastes.  Tequila & Tacos, Winter Park, July 9, 2016 Winter Park is a wonderful summer festival town and when Tequila & Tacos came across my radar, I immediately saved the date on my calendar. Located in one

The Good Life In Cherry Creek at JW Marriott. blue room. HeidiTown.com

In the heart of Cherry Creek, you’ll find a hotel where they celebrate the finer things in life on a daily basis. Whether you’re looking for a weekend spa escape or a girls shopping weekend extraordinaire, JW Marriott Denver has got you covered. This past weekend, Ryan and I needed a place to stay in Denver after Bru Frou, an amazing culinary and craft beer pairing event held annually at