Shopbop’s Big Event

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Shopbop's Big Event 2015

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Fancy Ramen

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Ramen. I have been making my own variations on ramen way before it was the hip new restaurant trend. I’ll admit mine mostly involve sautéed spinach, a fried egg and some homemade peanut sauce (Jiff + soy sauce) but now I’m really trying to step up my game. Here are some yummy recipes to try…

Fancy Ramen | Blue Mountain Belle
Quick Homemade Ramen
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Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup w/Curry Roasted Acorn Squash.
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Beef & Scallion Ramen
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Loco Moco Mazemen Recipe
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Miso Ramen
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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Ramen
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Shiitake Mushroom and Kale Ramen
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Jam Of The Week: Talking Heads

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So I just wrote this entire post about the talking heads and then realized I wrote one about a year ago – so now there will be two Jam of The Weeks Devoted to The Talking Heads!

Everyone knows a Talking Heads song whether they know it or not, Psycho Killer or Burning Down The House. When I was younger I remember knowing Take Me to The River only because of the Billy The Big Mouth Bass (the singing fish) we got for Christmas one year, but that was a much more bluesy rendition. Senior year of high school we watched the David Byrne film “True Stories” starring John Goodman and laughed at the tune “Hey Now“.

It wasn’t until college and even more so after college that I learned to really love The Talking Heads. My girlfriends and I loved This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) and loved the Miles Fisher “American Psycho” remake even more. No party was complete without dancing and shouting “Already Will” at the top of our lungs.

Then came Phish and Crosseyed and Painless. My first Phish show at Red Rocks (7/31/2009) featured this groovy number. Every show I hope for a Crosseyed and I have been lucky enough to get 5 including an epic one at the Gorge last summer and a big bus out in Vegas this year. Phish also covers Citiesand its just perfect, especially the lyrics “I’ve got it figured out I’m the one that’s got it figured out, There’s good points, some bad points, It all works out…”. Besides Phish covering The Talking Heads, Widespread Panic brings the heat to Life During Wartime. I have never seen a crowd go more wild for a cover than in the Sunday heat of a Panic Sunday show at Red Rocks.

If you only know a little Talking Heads listen to it all, all of it. And if “This Must Be The Band” ever reunites, go see the greatest Talking Heads band ever.

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Hats on Hats

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I have come to love a good hat. Living in colorado you need a hate for all seasons. A beanie for winter and a sturdy Panama hat for out on the river. Lounging all day in the heat at Telluride Bluegrass? A floppy, but structured floppy hat. A structured floppy hat? I know it sounds weird, but if it’s too floppy you’re basically walking around with tunnel vision bumping into people. Recently, I have been loving the felt floppy, Panama and cowboy hats for winter. My mom hit the nail on the head with this amazing brown cowboy hat with turquoise detailing. Next on the list, a felt hunter green Panama style hat.

San Diego Hat Company Cowboy Hat // Catarzi Exclusive To ASOS Classic Fedora Hat // Urban Outfitters Alexa Panama Hat // Chain Trim Wool Fedora
Buenos Aires Los Muertos Wrap Hat from Revelove// Chain Trim Wool Fedora // San Diego Hat Co. Sloane Cowboy Hat // Lovely Bird For Free People Embellished Hat

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Winter 2015 Concert Calendar

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January

13 – String Cheese, Lumaniers, Nathianial Rateliff & Big Head Todd at The Ogden Theatre
15 – Trout Steak Revival at Cervantes Masterpiece
17 – Guster at The Ogden Theatre
16-17 – Everyone Orchestra at Cervantes Masterpiece
17-18 – Pink Talking Phish at Quixote’s Blue Note
17 – Bone Thugs N’ Harmony at Fillmore Auditorium
21 – Cold War Kids at The Ogden Theatre
22-24 – Railroad Earth at The Ogden Theatre
23 – Dubstaphunk + Greyboy Allstars at Cervantes Masterpiece
23 – Zoso at Bluebird Theater
24 – Particle at Bluebird Theater
29 – Sam Smith at 1stBank
30 – RJD2 at Bluebird Theater
30 – Winter on the rocks Major Lazer at Red Rocks
31 – Euforquestra at Cervantes Masterpiece
31 – The Floozies at The Ogden Theatre

February

5 – The Travelin’ McCourtys with Denver Bluegrass Genearl & White Water Ramble doing Bob Marley at Cervantes Masterpiece
5 – Medeski Martin & Wood at Newman Center for the Preforming Arts
6 – Jeff Austin Band at Bluebird Theater
6-7 – moe. at The Ogden Theatre
13 – Mountain Standard Time atBluebird Theater
13-14 – Jen Heartswick Super Jam at 1up Colefax
13-14 – A live one Phish tribute band from Texas atQuixote’s Blue Note
14 – Nightmares on Wax at Cervantes Masterpiece
14-15 – John Russo’s Almost Dead atThe Ogden Theatre
14 – DeVotchKa at Fillmore Auditorium
17 – Enrique Iglesias at The Pepsi Center
18 – Hozier atThe Ogden Theatre
20-21 – Galactic atThe Ogden Theatre
24 – Gov’t Mule atThe Ogden Theatre
25 – Steve Aoki atThe Ogden Theatre
27 – Heavy Pets & Magic Beans at Cervantes Masterpiece
28- Heavy Pets at Cervantes Masterpiece

March

13 – Revivalist & Twiddle atThe Ogden Theatre
20-21 – Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood at The Pepsi Center
26 – TV on The Radio at The Ogden Theatre

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Holiday Getaway

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Sailing In Mallorca | Blue Mountain Belle
This year I will be ringing in the New Year in Miami with dear friends and Phish. My roomie, Kristina is headed to Cabo with her family. So while we are both bundling up for Ski season our eyes are on swim suits and cover ups for our Holiday get away. Here are some of our favorite from 2015 Resort wear collections.

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Gift Guide for the Phish Phan

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Gifts For the Phish Phan | Blue Mountain Belle

Your Trip Is Short Poster // You Enjoy My Shirt Pocket Tank Top //You Enjoy My Socks // Fishman Donut Bow-Tie // HeadyHats Sand Flat Brim // Your Trip Is Short Glasses //  Say Something Kint Hat // Stamped Metal Triangle Pendant Necklace “You Enjoy Myself” // Phish Wood Burned Coasters

One of my favorite things about Phish is the fans. People who love Phish really love Phish. Because of that love, there has grown a beautiful art community around the Phish scene. Above are items from Phish.com as well as various independent artist. I absolutely love the poster from Jiggs Lot “Your trip is short” inspired by the amazing Vegas Halloween Set. Unfortunately, these posters are sold out but you can still grab a postcard. I am eyeing the “Say Something” beanie for myself and I know a few guys who would love the Phishman Bow-Tie. I have my own personal stockpile of ShakeDown Shops Phish Shades and will be gifting these Miami ones to my crew for New Years. My favorite gift of all would be my own Phish Setlist from Mike Hamad (@phishmaps). At the moment these amazing designs are not for sale so everyone is welcome to print and frame themselves, check out these beauties on his blog Setlist Schematics.

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Cowl Neck Sweaters

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I always say “Why wear turtle neck when you can have cowl neck

Nordstrom Collection Cashmere Sweater with Removable Cowl // DKNYC Honeycomb Stitch Turtleneck // MICHAEL Michael Kors Thermal Cowl Neck Sweater
Cashmere Cowl Neck Tunic // Vince Seamed Cowl-Neck Sweater // Rib Knit Back Cashmere Cowl Neck Pullover

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