I am signing off from the blog a bit early this year. I have a backlog of content I need to focus on and start planning and goal setting for 2019 so I am taking the next few weeks off from blogging to get some focused work done. I will still be posting on social just not cranking out blog post. So this is my last Vibez post of the year! See ya in 2019 for my new year’s resolutions and the start of whole30!
Archives for December 2018
15% off any class with code bluemtnbelle15
I’m not the best cook. I can do a few things like breakfast, this one turkey chili recipe and, well, cheese plates. So when Uncorked Kitchen reached out to me, inviting me to come try out a class I was stoked.
My girlfriend, Lizzie, and I went to “Date Night – Celebrating Autumn” and had THE BEST TIME. Seriously, hands down, one of the most fun nights either of us have had in a while.
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019! Time to ring in the New Year with one of these sparkly looks! This is always one of my favorite posts to write as I just love sparkle outfits!
I am loving the variety this year with embellished dress, bodysuits, pants and jumpsuits. A sparkle Jumpsuit & Rompers has been top of my list for years and there are finally so many available!
When it comes to gifting I prefer to give experiences over things, especially because we live in such a fun and adventurous state! So here is a list of some of the best local experiences to give for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or really any occasion.
I have personally tried all of these local Denver experiences myself too! So feel free to comment, tweet or DM me any questions you may have. As I continue to experiences all Denver has to offer ill update his list too!
My bestie Lizzie and I took a “Date Night” cooking class at Uncorked Kitchen a few weeks ago and had an absolute blast. From ramen to sushi, French cooking to seafood and even special beer or wine pairing classes, Uncorked kitchen offers the perfect cooking class for you. They also offer kids, teen and family classes. Date Night is the most expensive class you can take at $210 per couple but this does include 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Other classes start at out $60 per person. Check out their gift cards and upcoming events here.
P.S. You can take 15% off any class with code bluemtnbelle15 1x use per person and good till 6/11/15
Moyer Total Wellness Massage
A few days after moving to Denver (6 years ago!) I got a stiff neck and immediately made an appointment at the closet massage place. Turns out it was also the highest rated Massage & Chiropractor center in town, Moyer Total Wellness. After that day I was hooked. I have had a monthly membership for years and could not recommend them more. While a “Spa” is always a nice treat if you want to give a fantastic deep tissue massage, CBD massage or a yoga massage, acupuncture session this is the place to go. Gift cards available here.
For the adventurous or self-care loving friend have them try Inngi Float. Clay and I got to try “floating” earlier this year and kind of loved it. You can choose to float in a pod or large tank, turn out the lights and float in the super salty water for about an hour. Yes, all you do is float, you actually lose awareness of where the water ends and the air begins so you feel like you are literally floating. Very cool heady experience. I did the open-air room but would opt for the pod next time, I get very cold and the open-air room was too cold for me.
If you have not tried Top Golf yet, ya need to go! Its more than just a shooting range, Top Golf has “gamified” the experience so that its fun for anyone to tee off. Plus, there is a full bar and restaurant so you can eat, drink and hit a few balls.
iFly Indoor Skydiving
I have never wanted to skydive but indoor skydiving was on the bucket list for sure. Clay and I went to iFly Denver and had the most ridiculously fun time. Indoors skydiving is essential a giant wind tunnel that you get to fly around in, with an instructor of course. You can read all about it here and watch our videos too.
VoiceBox Kareoke RiNo
Do you like karaoke? no?? Me Neither! Well, that is until I did Karaoke at Voicebox Karaoke in RiNo. Voicebox is a Korean style karaoke, which means you get your own private room to belt it out in. I went with a few girls from work and we had the best damn time. Like I could have stayed in there for hours rocking out. This is a great gift idea for anyone on your list, perfect for a rainy day or a pregame.
Last Spring, a few girlfriends and I enjoy a little DYI spa day at Moondance Botanicals. We drank wine, ate cheese and gave ourselves facials. We learned all about the all-natural products we were using and even got a discount to buy some of our favorites. It was such a fun girly experience that is great for a girl’s day, bachelorette or just pampering your bestie.
RiNo Beer & Graffiti Tour
Denver is a beer lovers paradise, I swear there is a brewery on every corner of this town. RiNo, in particular, is a home to not only some of the best breweries but best restaurants and street art. Denver Micro Brew Tour has put together a really cool brewery tour of RiNo that includes 10 tasting from 3 breweries and 1 cidery and history on all amazing Graffiti along the way. Snag a gift card here and read about the rest of their Brewery tours.
Y’all I am almost done all Christmasistmas shopping! Pretty crazy right! Now I just need to get a few little things for stocking stuffers and I am all set! Here are a few ideas I am hoping for and a few I might be giving as well.
Anker Portable Charger & USB Wall Port – If you are looking for a reliable, reasonably priced phone accessory look no further than Anker. Great products, great customer service and half the price of the big name brands.
Tie Bar Christmas Tree Tie – Who doesn’t need a little Christmas tie or sock? The Tie Bar has a great selection of classic ties and really well designed “novelty” ties, bow ties and socks. C/O
Oakley Sunglasses – While I prefer my cheapo sunglasses cause I break and or lose them constantly, Clay can do a slightly more expensive brand.
Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray – I listened to a podcast with Founder of Poo-Pourri and just loved her story. She experienced so many setbacks and failed attempts but it was worth it to hit it out of the park with Poo-Pourri. A few girlfriends have this and we could definitely use one at my house! P.S. You can get 25% off with code CHANNING25. One use per customer, cannot be combined with any other offers, and expires 12/25. C/O
United by Blue, Mountain Peak Copper Mug – Who doesn’t love a Moscow Mule in a copper mug? Right! I love the added mountain design to these too.
The Miricle Time Cube Manager – For the person that loves to Get Shit Done (GSD), this little timer will be their new secret weapon.
Hyrdo Flask – Honestly, I never really “got” water bottles. I had one at work but didn’t see the need to have a cute one. Clay got me a Hydro Flask last year for Christmas and now I am never without a water bottle. Life changing!
Maggie Louise Confections – Y’all These are so yummy. Their PR team sent me an adorable Denver themed chocolate box that Clay and I could not get enough of. The chocolate with hazelnut crunch, omg yall, soooo good! Online you can shop this super cute Texas themed box and other kitschy themed assortments. The Denver themed box is only available in Denver at Dillard’s. C/O
WD My Passport External Hard Drive – For the photographer, blogger, techy this little hard drive can hold so much! I have one with all my personal photos and all my blog photos backed up.
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm – I have heard this stuff is a miracle worker for chapped lips so I will be purchasing this for myself!
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Lips Duo – I had never heard of Charlotte Tilbury and then all of the sudden she was everywhere. So I got this lip duo a few weeks ago and actually really love both colors! Perfect little stocking stuffer.
Skin Inc Gold Facemask – Who doesn’t love a facemask? And I have heard these gold ones are the bomb.com
Jade Face Roller – Yes yes for beauty but also for that person in your life with the constant sinus headache.
C/O PooPourri, Tie Bar & Maggie Louise
P.S. You can get 25% off with code CHANNING25 at PooPourri.
One use per customer, cannot be combined with any other offers and expires 12/25.
Check out more holiday gift guides and decorating ideas here!
The holidays are here! Every year I love to get a cozy “Holiday Flannel” to wear all winter long. This year I snagged to super soft flannels from American Eagle during their Black Friday Sale. These flannels are almost like a fuzzy fleece material, which is why they are called Ahmazingly soft boyfriend flannels – good job AE product naming team!
Hands down the best boots I know own are these Timberland Courmayeur Valley Water Resistant Hiking Boot in Grey. I wore them from brunch, to bar hopping to dinner and a Phish cover band and my feet and legs never hurt ONCE! ONCE!! Y’all it’s a freaking miracle! I may have to do an entire post on why I love these boots so much.
This post is sponsored by The Royal Sonesta New Orleans, who help create the perfect girls getaway with my best friend to see Taylor Swift!
When I first started researching hotels for our girls weekend in New Orleans, I started with location. Location, location, location! I wanted something central to the majority of our activities so we only had to take Ubers when absolutely necessary.
The French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans and while Bourbon Street may seem like a place to avoid, it’s not. Positioned here you are a short walk to some of the best restaurants, bars and historical sites in the city. Walk a little bit further and you’re at the Superdome, Central Business District, Warehouse District or Frenchmen Street. Yeah, you can Uber but with open drinking laws why not take a little bit longer stroll and enjoy all the sites, sounds and smells of New Orleans.
The Perfect Location
Knowing all this, the French Quarter was where I wanted us to be. And we needed somewhere with a pool. The Royal Sonesta fit the bill perfectly. Located right on Bourbon and Conti Streets, the hotel location could not be more ideal.
Now I know what you’re thinking… being right on Bourbon, wasn’t it loud? Not at all. They have gotten that figured out.