No I am not jet setting off to Mexico… a girl can only dream. Denver weather is fluctuating from snow showers to warm sunny days. Last Saturday I skied and on Sunday I went on a bike ride! Spring Break is just around the corner and every brand is pumping out shorts, skirts & cute coverups. I love this coral skirted bikini from Target and this stripped cover-up from Loft. Honestly, Loft is really killing it with beachwear. Are you headed anywhere warm this winter?
After living in Denver for two winters packing for a ski weekend is a breeze! After the slopes you want to relax in comfy lounge clothes, but look cute for impromptu drinks too! For lounge wear I love my Hot Chillys because they keep me warm inside and outside the house. Paired with a long sweater and you have a cute outfit for a dinner in or a few aprés ski drinks at the bar. To keep my toes warm I wear my Sorel or UGG boots.
I am a huge fan of everything Patagonia, I especially love my hooded down sweater jacket. It keeps me super warm but isn’t bulky because of its slim fit style. If your nervous about being cold on the slopes do yourself a favor and buy the Patagonia capilene one piece. I have never had an base layer that keeps me so warm! I wear a moisture wicking workout tank, onsie, a light jacket and my down Patagonia Rubicon ski jacket, I am beyond warm in the coldest of weather! Even with snow, negative temps and high winds my body is warm. My fingers & toes are on the other hand are never warm enough, but thats true in all most weather!
Last week Seth Rogan spoke on the hill about renewing the country and the governments investment in Alzheimer’s research. Watching the hearing inspired me to do something more. Last fall I ran a 5k for Alzheimer’s and didn’t want to wait another year to give back. Luckily, I found Charity Miles, an app that gives to several charities based on how many miles you run, walk or bike!
Simply pick which charity you want to give to and start moving. Money is donated via corporate sponsorship, runners earn 25¢ per mile and bikers earn 10¢ per mile. Corporate partners like Times Sports, Life way Foods and Humana donates to your chairty of choice for you! Here is a list of charities you can donate to…
The Partnership For A Healthier America
Wounded Warrior Project
Stand Up To Cancer
Habitat For Humanity
The Nature Concervancy
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
THe World Food Programme
Pencils of Promise
She’s The First
Nothing But Net’s
Crohn’s Colitits Foundation of America
The Ironman Foundation
I wanted to see if my day on the slopes would count and CEO & Founder tweeted me back!
@BlueMountainBel – Go for it! Just put it on the bike setting. I do that all the time
I choose to ski, run & bike for Alzheimer’s – here a few interesting facts about Alzheimer’s in the US. If you want to help me in my cause, join my team! From the app look for team #BMBForAlzheimers. Once your done working out just tweet your distance using that hashtag!
Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s almost sandal season! I practicly live in my chacos in the mountains but for work and out on the town I love Dolce Vaita Sandals. From their wedges to flats they are all well made and super comfortable. I just purchased the Fabia Sandal in tan! If I was capable of walking in “real” heals Id love these caged black sandals. Last summer the brightly colored Archer Sandal with gold detail was all the rage, plus you can still find them at Revolve!
Happy Friday! We hit the road tonight and head down south for a quick trip to Telluride. I am so excited to ski this incredible mountain which I loved skiing as a kid. Knowing I will be hitting the slopes come Saturday morning, is what get’s me through the week!
On Thursday Seth Rogan testified to the Senate Appropriations Committee of Health and Human Services on the importance of Alzheimer’s research and the need for more government funding. You can watch the full hearing here. Learn how you can help find a cure here.
I just stumbled across The Fox & She on pinterest and just had to share. I quickly realized the gal behind this beautiful artwork is also behind Leap (the best blog designer around). Blair design’s blogs, writes her own and an abstract painter too! This girl really does it all.
I came across the band Typhoon on Spotify a few months ago and really dig their sound. Dreams of Cannibalism was the first song that turned me on, the next song was Hunger & Thirst. Both songs have a similar feeling but totally different sounds and vocals. Well lo and behold the band is comprised of 11, yes eleven members. Each member of the band sings plus plays an instrument ranging from violin to trumpet to guitar. Each song is a full composition involving the entire band with different harmonies. I have not heard anything about their live performance but I am sure with an 11 person band its a sight to see.
This Oregon indie band formed in 2005 and according to their wikipedia page made it pretty big in 2011. They are currently touring to promote their latest album, White Lighter. I hope to catch them in Denver this April. Check them out at SXSW, Dallas or 9:30 club this spring. Typhoon will also be playing Bonnaroo this summer, I am sure they will become a popular act on the festival circuit.
What a weekend! P and I had a fabulous dinner at Portager in Cap Hill. This farm to table restaurant pairs wine to every menu item, and not just any glass of wine a full glass of wine! The menu changes monthly so go and try the Duck Confit Salad asap. The mix of temperatures and textures of the quinoa, tangerines, dried cherries, hazelnuts, roasted mushrooms are so different and delicious! We had two great ski days in Breck. I took some awesome falls, ate some snow and even had a “garage sale”, which is when you lose ____ when you wipeout, like your ski and/or pole. Traffic & weather was terrible Sunday night so drove back bright and early yesterday, hense the no Jam of The Week post – It will be up later this week!
In the meantime, check out Anthro’s new spring catalog. I want everything… These lace and patterned shorts are adorable. My work is pretty lax on the dress code so this maxi and skirt are perfect. Thinking ahead to bridal showers, this pink and white chevron dress fits the bill.