Weekend Recap / Race Report: Colorado Women’s Classic

Weekend of May 11-12 Last weekend, my friend Claire had convinced me to sign up for the Colorado Women’s Classic, a ten mile race in Westminster on Sunday morning. I figured that while I wasn’t really in ten mile shape, it would be a good way to force myself to get out for a long run, and perhaps burn off a few of the margaritas I planned to have Saturday night at my belated Cinco de Mayo party. I had {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Back from Vienna

After those last two very long blog posts on Vienna and Ragnar, how about a (slightly) shorter weekend recap? I got home from Vienna on Thursday afternoon, and dove right back into life in Superior. My friend Heidi was throwing a “girls’ night in” with a twist: she invited various local beauty vendors to host their services at her house, and all of us got to sip wine and nibble on desserts and hors d’oeuvres in between treatments. Even though {Read More}

Vacation Recap: Five Days in Vienna

Last week, I took a last minute whirlwind vacation to Vienna, Austria – and it was fabulous! Work has been incredibly stressful lately, so when my friend Craig (who’s spending six weeks traveling in Africa and Eastern Europe) invited me to join him for a few days in Austria… I said yes. Thanks to my stash of airline miles, it didn’t cost anything out of pocket for me to book flights there and back. The only challenge was the itinerary: {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Spring is Here!

This week, I had to be in New York until Friday. Fortunately, I was able to catch an early flight, and it was on time, so I still made it home at 5pm to start my weekend. And I started my weekend in a great way – my neighborhood friend Kate had invited a bunch of friends over for a last minute happy hour! About a dozen families brought drinks to share and kicked in a few bucks for dinner, {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Fairytale Ball

Weekend of April 13th-14th This weekend was centered around one big event – A Precious Child’s annual fundraising gala, which this year was themed as a fairy tale ball! My Friday kicked off with a cool work event – I presented some of my new digital work, but did so at a bar in a low-key, open discussion format. It was a lot of fun, and I got some really positive feedback on one of the tools I developed! Unfortunately, {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Meandering in Vail / Beaver Creek

Weekend of April 6-7 This weekend was fairly quiet, as I canceled most of my plans to get extra “me” time instead. Selfish, I know, but I think I needed it – and I finished the weekend so happy! Friday night after work was spent in my favorite way: with a drive up to the mountains, a little bit of cooking while I watched Sex and the City, and then a book and a glass of wine. Pure bliss! There’s {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Saratoga and Vail

My weekend started off with a little trip – up to Albany, New York to visit my family! I’ve been working on a project in New York City recently, which made it feasible to pop up to Albany for two days before flying home. While it’s not part of the “weekend”, my mom came down to New York on Tuesday, and we were able to get discounted tickets on Tuesday night to see Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me Kate. Then on {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Guests Galore

Weekend of March 22-24 My weekend kicked off a bit early, as I had taken Thursday off work to volunteer with Defy Ventures. Defy is a truly incredible organization; you can read about my last experience with them here. This time, we were launching a program at a brand new prison: La Vista Correctional Facility (LVCF), which is all women! While I thought I knew what to expect from my previous experiences with Defy, the women at LVCF defied my expectations. {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Soaring 20s Fundraiser

Weekend of March 15-17 Although Friday was a work day, I counted it as my weekend starting early, since we were making up the Denver Advisory ski trip that had gone so awry a few weeks before. The snow wasn’t nearly as good as the day we were supposed to have it, but the sun was shining and the company was fantastic. As a non-golfer, perhaps I’m just not in the loop, but I think there’s no better place to {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Hanging at Home

Recap of March 8-10 I think this was the first weekend I’ve had in several months that I didn’t go up to my Vail house for at least a bit… but there was a lot going on in Superior! I started Friday with an event that wasn’t in Superior, but in a neighboring town. The Brighton Image Summit is a two-day conference that brings together students from all over the state to encourage them to use their voice to impact government {Read More}