Sponsored: Kenwood Vineyards’ Holiday Food Drive for WhyHunger

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kenwood Vineyards. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. This weekend was a big weekend for wine – but surprisingly, although the Denver International Wine Festival was happening just a few miles from my apartment, that wasn’t the reason for it. Instead, it was just lots of great get-togethers with some great friends. My company’s regional all hands was on Friday, {Read More}

Flying Solo at the Colorado National Monument

This weekend, I headed out to Western Colorado for an annual event that my friend Kelly and her husband Den organize: the Den Grand Fondo. It’s a cycling weekend where we do a 20 mile leisurely ride on Friday afternoon, going from winery to winery in Palisades and culminating in dinner and more wine. Carbs to fuel up for the next day, you know? Because on Saturday, we do a 50 mile bike ride that took us up and around the Colorado {Read More}

How to Get More Exercise? Hide Your Car!

Since moving to Colorado, one of the challenges I’ve faced is figuring out how to go out for drinks… or more accurately, how to get home after doing so. In New York City, it was so easy – I took the subway, Citibike, or a taxi pretty much wherever I went, so driving wasn’t even an option. But in Colorado, I’ve had to do a lot of planning ahead to make sure that I stay safe. When I was apartment-hunting {Read More}

Review: Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When I got home on Thursday night, my apartment was still pretty much a just-moved-in disaster. My dining room had been taken over by all the discarded boxes that I hadn’t yet broken down to throw away / give away, since I was waiting till I {Read More}

Review: Barefoot Refresh Crisp White and Sweet White

The product and promotional item were provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly for this review. Lately it seems that everyone is sick. First JP got sick, and then we worked at a high school college fair together and went to dinner after – so I got sick. Then his wife, my good friend Blake, got sick. Each of us was feeling crappy for nearly a week (but staggered), so we haven’t gotten to see each other almost at all, and {Read More}

September Means Back to the Books

After I wrote Friday’s post about not really wanting to drink… I changed my mind. And probably drank more in the last weekend than I have in a long time. Oops! Like a 21 year old on their birthday, drinking was a novelty that was too fun to pass up – and when combined with a wedding that reunited me with my NYU sorority sisters, it was even harder to resist. But now that it’s out of my system, I {Read More}

The Many Benefits of Alcohol-Free August

Last weekend, I felt kind of lame about how my alcohol-free August was shaping up. As one commenter pointed out, there is a lot to do in New York… so why wasn’t I going out and doing those things? Well, for a few reasons, the first being that while there is a lot to do during the day without drinking, it’s just not really possible to run errands/go shopping/do other things on my to do list late on a Friday or {Read More}

To fake it or not to fake it?

Yesterday, I made what was apparently a really big faux pas. While at an offsite event in Miami, I decided not to drink for the night. I know, the horror, right? But judging by how many times people asked me to explain again why I wasn’t drinking, you’d think I had committed some unforgivably rude and terrible act. I started out by explaining I wasn’t in the mood (truth), and then switched to saying I’d decided to start Alcohol-Free August {Read More}

Already thinking about next weekend

This week is the beginning of August, and ever since I decided to do Alcohol-Free August, I’ve been getting pretty excited for it to start. This weekend I had a bit of a last hurrah going to bars with friends, but now that’s probably not going to be quite such a big part of my weekends. I don’t plan to turn down nights out simply based on the fact that I won’t be drinking – it takes a lot more {Read More}

Alcohol-Free August

Last night, I had a fabulous time. One of my college friends, who now lives in Dallas, has a weekly get together with her girlfriends where they meet up to watch the Bachelor/ette/Pad, drink wine, and live Tweet the show. We had a great time watching and snarking, and at the end, her husband presented each of us with a rose of our own. Aww! I kept it to hang in my cube as my one-and-only decoration :) Blake made {Read More}