the denver airport is a modern wonder. you can't get in or out without riding a little tram. they also have made the outside to look like snowy mountain peaks.
denver has really good summer cloud skies [and some thunderstorms].
denver also has really good vintage signs. especially along colfax. the above is technically NOT a bobs big boy - although you might think it is. it's a giovanni's pizza. see -he's holding a pizza pie.
i have some pola signs too [but that will be in my next post].
my hosts and friends risa and jordan were wonderful. their home is lovely and their kids are hilarious. if i'm ever in a car in denver again i will just have to imitate them [age almost 5 and 2+] "mommy - i see a castle" [which was really a church], and "mommy - are we on the highway? mommy are we on the lowway?" [you have to imagine little boy voices. on repeat. once one said it, the other had to say it. so funny].
jaime + amber of fancy tiger are also wonderful hosts ! they took me to crema for sweet potato waffles [WHAT?!] and excellent lattes.
and the STORE. OH MY GOD. so freakin cute i could hardly stand it. and big. thank god i had only a tiny suitcase that almost nothing would fit in or i might have just bought the whole place. seriously. one stop craft shop heaven.
and the neighborhood they are in? perfect.
wigs from boss vintage
plant goodness in ironwood
the surrounding neighborhood [known as baker] is also SO charming. lots of cute brick cottages and victorians. some painted candy colored.
all up and down S. Broadway are good stores ! here's a good comprehensive list of where i went - with good pics.
i also had pistachio ice cream from sweet action . the good thing about being away from home is that you walk. no guilt about eating extra rich food for a weekend.
my classes you ask? SO FUN.
risa's embroidered necklace.
kyra's photo turned into an embroidery.
they had a very cute wine tagging system. [mine was bubbly and delicious].
it HAILED [and rained] one day. so we ended up staying mostly inside. and we checked out the weathervane. an adorable cafe.
in another life i want to be a floral arranger and an interior designer. i want to put funky spaces like this together....
they had the cutest chairs outside.
in my next post i'll talk about all the ART that i saw in denver. there's some good good good spaces there.