These are all just kind of random pictures and I certainly don't consider myself a lifestyle blogger because I'm bad at things like selfies and rarely document "lifestyle" in the form of photos. But this is just some of what we did last weekend.
Scott made reservations at The Crawford Hotel at Union Station in downtown Denver.
The room had a Nespresso machine which lets you know what kind of hotel this was (i.e. $$$ and it was not bolted down...I'd bolt it down).
This is the older part of downtown. Coors Field is on the next block.
I appreciated that things were still all lit up for Christmas because I, too, have my Christmas tree still up.
Each room came with an iPad.
Instead of hanging out at the lounge buying $7 beers, we watched the Steelers game in the room while eating ice cream.
We went to Fruition for dinner.
Scott told them it was my birthday so they gave us sparkling wine.
It was almost pitch black inside the restaurant so pictures aren't the best....these are latkes. With a pear chutney and apples and sauteed kale.
And I went with the vegetarian option since it sounded tasty: this is some type of homemade pasta (almost like gnocchi) with hazelnut pesto (amazing), some sort of grain, and it was on top of macadamia nut butter (almost amazing).
Vanilla Cheesecake with mango sorbet.
Fun fact: I've never actually met another person with my birthday. January 10th is not a popular one. However, the lady sitting right next to me was also born January 10th and she's a teacher too. This was worth the trip alone. We're a rare breed.
At the hotel, we got ice cream. Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cup.
The lounge that was right outside of our room, but the doors were completely soundproof so we heard nothing. Also allowed me to fall asleep before 10pm.
The whole place was like a fun little community with bars, coffee shops, and restaurants.
In the morning, I got a manicure at the Oxford Hotel Spa next door and wanted to visit the Tattered Cover Bookstore, but we needed to head out. Plus, no need to end the weekend with a parking ticket if we overstayed. We opted for the parking garage instead of the super expensive valet service and we used Uber to get to and from the restaurant. I highly recommend the hotel, the restaurant, and the spa. Uber too. It worked better than I thought it would.