happy new year, friends! it’s that wonderful/terrible time of year where it still feels like Christmas break one minute and the next you realize it’s only 10 a.m. and you’re stuck at your desk for another 6 hours. i don’t know about you, but the holiday letdown always gives me the travel bug (not like the travel bug ever leaves me alone). but you know, i need something to look forward to besides my daily dose of fluorescent lighting, AC and eye strain.
we decided to plan a little Valentine’s getaway this year, but in the meantime – wanted to share one of my favorite new adventures with you. oh hey, boulder.
boulder is the cutest. like really the cutest. we went for a Utes game and ended up leaving with a win and a few extra lbs in pancakes. whoopsie.
speaking of pancakes, can i just introduce you to the reason pancakes exist, aka Snooze?
i mean seriously, guys. these were the most ridiculous pancakes i have ever eaten. and i have eaten a lot of pancakes.
a few other noteworthy eats, in case you’re wondering:
- Oak at Fourteenth. because moscow mules and the kale salad of my dreams.
- The Kitchen Next Door. because bacon-wrapped dates and beer.
- Foolish Craig’s. if you’re into the diners, drive-ins and dives kinda vibe.
aside from eating, which we did a lot of, obvi, Pearl Street is totally darling and so worth walking in the cold for the twinkly lights and ambiance. and please, please, please take the drive out to the Stanley Hotel (pictured above) and take the “ghost tour.” i can’t promise any scary twin girl sightings in the hallway (this was the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, after all), but i can promise some goofy tour guides and a cute whiskey bar. so there’s that.
another highlight – Estes Park, which i’m pretty sure gets more beautiful each time it snows. see:
so that’s it. go to boulder.
until next time, snow-bunnies. xo, Mo