A Gateway Canyons Getaway, Part 1

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This past weekend, The Man and I were lucky enough to go check out Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado… a luxury stay voted best in Colorado and #3 Best Resort in the West by Travel + Leisure, among many other distinctions. Once in every blue moon I get a media opportunity like this with the magazines, and it was perfect timing to keep Nick’s birthday celebration rolling through the weekend. And Harper tagged along!

Check out the first of my two-part getaway recap, which in total features over 100 photos. 🙂

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Celebrating 1 Year at Barolo Grill!

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Denver Date Night

I can’t believe I met the man a year ago! We’ve had such a great time together these past 12 months, running, laughing, and savoring delicious food (and life) together. We decided to go back to Barolo Grill, where we celebrated 6 months back in August.

We had no idea that this visit would surpass our expectations in every way. Literally everything was outstanding.

Take a look (but not if you’re hungry!)

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A Cheese Plate to Envy

Cheese plate

+ BREAD + WINE

This past Friday, I left the office at 2pm (summer hours are the best) and met up with the man—Nick’s his name—for an easy 3.5-mile run in City Park to round out the long-yet-crazily-productive week before our food-centric Date Night at Home.

This time around, we planned a cheese, freshly baked bread, and wine feast. After leaving the bread to rise, getting our workout in, and picking up some cheesy goodness from Sprouts, we headed home to quickly shower before indulging in deliciousness.

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