Was there and gone too fast, in Denver. I visited for a conference and squeezed in a few sights between sessions, speaking and saying hi to colleagues from around the country. Thankfully it was nowhere near my first go-around in this fun city, and hopefully not the last. A few snaps …
Rock climbers clambering up the wall of our hotel lobby:
Are there many manhole covers cooler than this?
Watch your step, you never know what you might see below your feet. This makes me want to Google “manhole covers.” Like, otherwise why would I do that?!?
This wood keg welcomed us to Tamayo, a restaurant with upscale Mexican fare and a great drink menu. We wound up on an outdoor deck there, very happy Chicagoans actually outside without wearing coats!
I was just reading about Herradura tequila in a book of 100 margarita recipes from Maria’s in Santa Fe, which is said to make the best margaritas in Santa Fe. I missed out on margaritas while we were there, but more than made up for that in Denver.
Some folks from work and I plopped down at Tamayo at the coolest little table, with wooden drink menus bound with ikat fabric spine. Now I’m likin’ the little details like that.
Hey why so fast goin’ for those drink menus?
Do you know that happy hour here starts at 5 and goes until restaurant closing? Even more reason for happy Chicagoans here.
Every time I’m in Denver, a trip to Tattered Cover bookstore is a must. Here’s the worn wood floor:
Our water during lunch at Appaloosa Grill was delivered in a whiskey bottle:
Well I think beer is bitter and awful but apparently I’ve been drinking it wrong?
Hmmm. This post is getting a strong alcohol theme running through it! Believe me, I’m a conference geek — I attend all sessions and don’t overdo it at night. I definitely worked here too!
We found a relic:
This old wall was interesting to me. It seems like a natural canvas that evolved over a long time:
The wall above was in a chocolate shop, Chocolatier BLUE, that had contemporary candied jewels, big contrast to the rustic wood-beam basement ceiling surroundings:
And that’s Denver through my eyes.