Last week Denver temps dipped into the 60s! It’s back up to 90 this week, but fall weather is starting to creep in, in the mountains. My obsession with rompers continues and I am loving the long sleeve romper look for fall. Here are a few of my favorites.
I remember the long dog days of summer when things really started to get boring… but I have not felt that once this summer. I can’t believe its already mid-august and I have barely checked off my Colorado Summer To Do list. But really m the only one to blame booking back to back trips but I love to travel and they have all been for music or friends and those two things make my world go round. Tonight, we head to Red Rocks for Jim James and tomorrow we go camping! Finally sometime in the woods! The next three weekends are back to back traveling – Magnaball, Telluride and Newport, RI!
Plan A Trip: Cuba! That’s right Cuba! The travel embargo has not totally been lifted but you can still go and my lovely blogger friends Lesley and Ellen went a few weeks ago with Conscious Cuba. Check out Ellen’s trip here.
Catch a Ride:Rally Bus is the Uber of busses, say you want to get from point A to B and its WAY longer than a cab ride away. Just set up a Rally share the link and when enough people join a rally bus gets “tilted” so to say, and voilà you know have a safe and easy ride from point A to B. Genius.
Make This: When I was back in the South at my family’s lake house I lived off of boiled peanuts and peaches. Nothing is better than a perfect peach on a summer day. Georgia, from the Comfort of Cooking, just took one of my favorite meals to the next level with peaches – Peach and avocados Caprese. I will be bringing this easy dish to my next cookout.
I really love hammocks and tree houses. Alex Shirley-Smith found a way to combined those things into one amazing tent. Tentsile creates hammock like tent that suspends from trees like a freaking tree house. It’s incredible. Why would you not want to sleep off the ground! People are taking these tents to the next level with tent suspended over cliffs and water – but they look pretty awesome. Basically, anywhere you can find 3 trees or points to secure your tent you can create your own tree house. In a perfect world, my friends and I would have our own so that when we went camping we had a little Tentsile Forrest… I need this dream to come true.
You can buy direct from Tentsile or your favorite outfiter like Backcountry or REI. Also follow them on instagram for more amazing photos of these hammock tents.
HELLO COLORADO – I have yet to have a weekend in Colorado in over a month! This summer has been NON STOP and it won’t be slowing down till September. More pictures from Bonnaroo and Fare Thee Well in Chicago will be up on the blog soon.
New Music Thats Not Phish: The Revivialist released their highly anticipated (by me) new album Men Amongs Mountains. You can stream it on Spotify or patste magazine. The boys will play their first Red Rocks show this weekend, opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead.
Next Level Hearing: Doppler: Labs has created the coolest new ear buds – concert to loud? turn it down! Want more base? bump it up! Read more here.
Shop: Want the rock star look? Check out Rebecca Minkoff studded guitar strapps for your purse // Singer22 is having their Friends & Family sale with 20% off site wide with code BTS2015 // Jbrand Summer Sale 25% off with code BYESUMMER // Paisley is having a moment…
Austin – Temperature stayed around 95-degrees all night making it unbelievably hot in the pit. Austin360 is very cool venue – all of the vendors are local food trucks. The show was fun but not as on point or high energy as the past shows of this tour have been. Highlights for me were Run Like an Antelope and Tweezer Reprise.
Dallas – The indoor venue holds a little over 6,000 and kept the AC blasting all night! A much-needed break from the 105-degree weather outside. Dallas was a homecoming of sorts. I made a lot of friends in college going to shows and it was so great to see all of them again. I also took 3 of my very best friends to their first show and they absolutely loved it. My proudest moment was watching them rock out to Feugo knowing every single note. Highlights for me were I Didn’t Know, Divided Sky, Squirming Coil, First Tube. I love the Line but thought it was poor placement in the set. Otherwise, the show was on point from start to end, with lots of crowd interactions and phishy-ness, making it an amazing thirty-third show!
OMG it’s here!!! This afternoon I hope a flight to Austin to see Phish at Austin 360. I can not control my excitement! Excluding the ACL show a few years back, Phish has not toured Texas since the late 90’s. Saturday’s show in LA was NUTS, only 4 shows into tour and everyone’s raving about how strong the boys are playing. After Austin, I head to Dallas to take my 3 best friends to their first show. Dallas will be like homecoming and Christmas at the same time!!! Then I am off to Atlanta to take my brothers to Phish! My older brother will see his first show since Coventry and it will be the first show for my middle brother. Plus I will reunite with my BFF Kristina! Each show is going to be so special!
Phish will be webcasting the Texas shows – you can couch tour here. On Saturday, I followed along on twitter and even watched YEM with periscope – pretty cool. Follow me on Instagram, snapchat and twitter for live pictures and updates! I will be updating with photos and videos on the blog as well!
If you think I have been washing down my cheese plates with water, then you have been terribly wrong. Each cheese plate is perfectly paired with a moderately priced wine. Typically, Cupcake Chardonnay or a variety of reds. At home we drink wine from a box, because Black Box cab sav is delicious and cheap. But the best cheese plates are not enjoyed at home they are enjoyed outside, in unpredictable places. That’s why Wine2Go’s foldable wine bottles are my perfect cheese plate companion (and probably life companion). These plastic wine bottles hold exactly a full wine bottle. Poor in my Cupcake Chardonnay, toss it in the cooler with the cheese and im ready for adventure… and indulging. You might have noticed my Wine2Go went to Taos on our Girls trip.
Wine2Go kept me company at Telluride Bluegrass…
And we loved our Flask2go at Statebridge before it was confiscated, whoops
When you have finished the last drop fold it up, roll it, crinkle it, shove it your bag and go. Wash it out at home, air dry and repeat. Most music festivals and concert venues that are BYOB, prohibit glass so Wine2go is the perfect way to stiil drink your favorite wine.
I have teamed up with Wine2Go to giveaway one of these amazing foldable wine bottles. Enter the giveaway bellow for your chance to win + Tweet it, Pin it or Like it for more chances to wine… I mean win!
I really hate that it’s mid July and fall fashion is starting to flood my inbox. Why can’t we just focus on the glorious 85-degree weather! Besides being a shopaholic, my day job requires me to know every sale and new arrival from over 450 retailers. So the constant images of over the knee boots, ponchos and leather jackets aren’t stopping for me anytime soon. As you know, the Nordstrom Anniversary happening now, which means tons of NEW arrivals for fall are on sale. You really can’t beat these prices like this Mackage Moto jacket originally $690 now $459 and this Topshop black biker jacket is $100 off.Now is the perfect time to pick up a leather jacket for a fraction of the price. Happy Shopping!