What Can We Learn From Losing Our Favorite Cafe?

Paris On The Platte announced this week on Facebook: “Au revoir … after 28 years it’s time.. tonight we have wine, tomorrow we have coffee, and then we say goodbye.” One of Denver’s institutions, the coffee shop and bar, announced … Read More

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6 Reasons You Should Stick To Working Out Indoors

Don’t let those colorful covers of Backpacker or Climbing lure you into thinking you should step outside your door for a workout. The outdoors are dangerous. They’re dirty, and risky. The mountains will change you in ways you never imagined. … Read More

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Why Being A Cheerleader Is Cool

The VHS scene fizzled into focus on the TV, my mom’s hushed voice whispering the date—December 1988—and that the following was my first piano recital. Oh man, I sighed, holding back an embarrassed eye roll as my twiggy then-six-year-old figure … Read More

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What Does Your Winter Jacket Say About You?

Fancy yourself a hardcore mountaineer? Or, an avant garde bohemian It Girl? When you plop onto the ski lift with a stranger or glide into that hip new coffee shop, what’s everyone’s first impression of you? If it’s between November … Read More

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May You Win Against Winter

Happy holidays, friends! I’m hunkered down with family for the holidays, and hope you’re enjoying bright days, as well. In case you haven’t seen this montage, I hope it makes you laugh. See you on NYE!


How Sexy Is Too Sexy On Social Media?

“I’d have way more Instagram followers if I posted bikini selfies. And I was a hot woman,” my boyfriend joked—only, it’s most certainly true. Wouldn’t we all, I thought. Using sex to sell is the oldest trick in the book. … Read More

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I Don’t Wish You A Happy Thanksgiving

Sometimes it’s hard to feel thankful. We’re all guilty of it at some point. Maybe we feel down because we can’t afford the awesome Christmas gifts we wanted to buy our loved ones. Or feel sorry for ourselves because we … Read More

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The Subtle Joy Of Biking For Groceries

The grocery list items tumbles in my mind, jumbling with anxious thoughts of upcoming deadlines. I’d already accepted that there would be no mountain bike ride today. No time for a run, either. This was not what I’d envisioned when … Read More