The Myth of the Perfect Mother

Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate! I say that because while I have a great mom and am blessed to be a mom, there are those who don’t have great associations with this day. I know many women whose relationship with their mothers is tenuous at best. Many women who have lost their...

Summer White Space

I’ve been thinking a lot about clutter and white space lately (physical, mental, and time-based) and what’s really necessary in our lives. Sometimes it feels like a fight against mainstream culture not to buy into consumerism, ultra-connectedness, keeping up with the Joneses. I remember as a teenager, working at Crate & Barrel, brides registering...

From Classic to Modern: A Denver Date Night

A zillion years ago, I wrote a post here entitled 70 At Home Date Nights Ideas On the Cheap. It is, to date, my most popular post on this blog.  By a LOT. It is also slightly ridiculous. This is not to say that we’ve never done some of these — we have.  But...

Restaurant Report: Tocabe

Restaurant Report: Tocabe

My first semester at The College of Santa Fe (now the Santa Fe University of Art and Design), the school offered day trips you could sign up for that cost nothing or just a few bucks, and as a lonely freshman with few friends and no car, I was one of the first to...

Restaurant Report: 5280 Burger Bar & Creamery

Restaurant Report: 5280 Burger Bar & Creamery

I love the trend lately of high end burger joints. The Denver area has its fair share of really great fast-casual burger places—Larkburger and Smashburger come to mind—where you can get a better burger (made from better ingredients) than you could ever dream of at a fast food place. And I am all over...

Soul food at Jezebel’s in Denver

I first met Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar on a Dishcrawl of the LoHi neighborhood in Denver, where it was our first stop. I hadn’t really done any research on the restaurants we were visiting ahead of time—I figured hey, trying four cool new restaurants with new friends, where’s the bad? And I was right about...

Review: Food and Beer Pairing at Fadó Irish Pub

Review: Food and Beer Pairing at Fadó Irish Pub

A few years back, one of my second cousins on my dad’s side embarked on a very thorough research of our family name. Turns out Boggs is pretty darned literal, and that my people, many, many generations back, were likely Irish peat boggers—the lucky ducks who get to wade hip deep into bogs and...