"Darling, let's go somewhere. . ."
"Okay, where do you want to go?"
"Um, I was thinking somewhere a bit closer. . ."
"How does Denver sound?"
I have to admit that when my husband told me he had a seminar to attend in Denver and invited me along, I wasn't exactly thrilled. I guess it has never been very high up on my list of places to visit and I sort of begrudgingly agreed.
Then he said he didn't want to check any luggage and I almost told him to count me out. . .that alone can give a vintage clothing gal heart failure. I mean, they used to bring steamer trunks with them! And all I'm allowed is this tiny excuse for a suitcase on wheels? With a weight limit? My train case alone weighs 25 lbs!
Once the shock wore off, and I did a bit of exploring on~line about Denver, I decided I wouldn't worry so much about not being able to bring my whole closet, and focus on the amazing city I was about to spend three days in.
Where I found this gentleman tickling the ivories in the lobby of this luxurious, old world style hotel. . .glamorous & elegant. . .gracious & refined. . .
Even the phones are elegant. . .
Inside the historic State Capitol Building. . .stunning,
Is this Versailles or Denver?
A stroll through Civic Center Park reminded me of this great vintage film scene:
Oooooh, look, a bookstore!!
Welcome to The Tattered Cover Bookstore. . .
Filled with lovely old maps. . .
And three floors of wonderful, wonderful books!
Onto Larimer Square
Where I discovered
A quaint French Restaurant
called "Bistro Vendome"
Amazing boutiques filled with lace frilled frocks. . .
The lovely "Victoriana~Antique & Fine Jewelry" establishment where I enjoyed a delightful conversation with shop clerk Kaid.
Had the pleasure of meeting "Ferocious Fiona"~~mascot of "Equipment de Vin"~~a lovely little shop filled with wonderful french table and wine wares.
And finished the day with a magnificent dinner at
After deciding I would need to acquire a taste for the infamous "Caipirinha" cocktail, my waitress graciously replaced it with a cool, refreshing Mojito. . .just what this tired tourist needed!
While a very modern, high-tech city, there is an air of old world beauty to many of the buildings we strolled by. . .
I even managed to find an empty store front that would be marvelous for "The Red Velvet Shoe"~~if we lived in Denver, that is!
So while I wasn't the glamorous traveler I would have liked to have been, I did have a wonderful time in Denver!
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