Category: Shopping

The Cellar: A Boutique Wine Shop in Fort Collins

Nestled in the charming town of Fort Collins lies a boutique gourmet wine shop called The Cellar. I went to their popular wine tasting event they host every Saturday and, needless to say, I was not disappointed. This charming boutique wine cellar opened in August 2011, and is stocked with over 500 unique wines from all areas of the world…

Treasure Hunt: Antiquing in Montrose

Last fall, my family and I hit the highway southwest on a last-minute road trip from our home near Aspen to Montrose. We figured we’d spend the weekend exploring a part of the state we didn’t know that well, hike the nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and maybe learn a little about the area’s Native American history…

Antiquing: Seeking Treasures in Beaver Creek

When you’re combing the list for recreation in the Colorado Rockies, there are so many choices: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, river rafting, antiquing. Antiquing? That’s right. Not only can you revel in the natural beauty-type of treasures in Colorado, but you can find precious things of the manmade sort. And, there will be a higher concentration of…

Aurora’s Rancho Liborio: Ole’

In Colorado, Latin American food rules the restaurant scene. Cuisines of central and South America can be found in venues ranging from El Salvadorean papusa carts in the suburbs, to exquisite modern Mexican restaurants in Englewood, Lone Tree and downtown Denver, to an endless selection of taquerias and casual restaurants throughout Colorado. Whether you pride yourself on knowing your way…

5 Great Food Markets: From Asian to Mexican and Beyond

Wonder where to find those hard-to-find grocery items? Or are you looking for something unusual? Here are five unique markets in Denver that you won’t want to miss. H-Mart 2751 S. Parker Rd. Aurora, Colorado 80014 303-745-4592 Why we love it: Arguably one of the nation’s most spectacular Asian markets with aisles and aisles of rice cookers and rice crackers,…

In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday

You’ve hiked wickedly steep terrain through the Colorado National Monument’s remote canyons. You’ve rewarded yourself with visits to a dozen wineries, drinking enough tastes to fill a few bottles. It’s Sunday and you’re still in Grand Junction. Now what? Though many downtown businesses are closed on Sundays, Main Street can still be the perfect spot for a lazy day. Even…

Denver’s Farmers’ Markets: Family Fun

“Look, Mommy – a radish!” I beam with pride as my toddler excitedly points to the stack of pink-hued veggies on the table and correctly shouts the name. It’s Saturday morning and we’re wandering between tents at the Cherry Creek Farmers’ Market. For years I’ve enjoyed frequenting the various markets around town. I’d saunter through, comparing quality, chatting with the…

Boulder Farmers’ Market: Fresh and Locally Grown

Every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon, beginning in the spring, the Boulder Farmers’ Market transforms 13th Street in downtown Boulder into a vibrant open-air marketplace. The market brings friends and neighbors together to browse through heaping baskets of rainbow chard, mounds of deep red, gold and purple beets, piles of vine-ripened tomatoes, and now, in the heat of summer, the…

La Fromagerie: Longmont’s Big Cheese

The Cheese Importers warehouse in Longmont is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Before Wild Oats, before Whole Foods Market or Sam’s Club, the warehouse’s retail store, La Fromagerie, was offering numerous free samples of European flavors throughout the store. The unusual cheeses, herbed dips and sauces are still served in colorful, quality French stoneware or on English water biscuits. La Fromagerie…

Shopping: Her Idea Is Different Than Mine

Because we live in the wilds of Colorado, my wife has been bugging me to take her to Denver so she could go shopping for a bunch of “stuff she can’t get here.” At this point, I should stop and explain that her idea of shopping is different than mine. My idea of shopping is to put it off. Her…