Five Points Jazz Festival

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Happy Monday. The weekend here was pretty dreary with lots of rain, but we finally got a break on Saturday afternoon and got to check out the Five Points Jazz Festival. This is an annual festival held every May in the Five Points neighborhood.

They have three stages with different bands playing all throughout the day. We were able to check out a couple of bands, Hazel Miller Band, Fluxus and The King Stan Band. They were all really good and we can’t wait to check them out at some other venues around the city.

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They also have lots of vendors with food, drinks and all sorts of other fun things. We got Charlie a new bandana which he loves 🙂 This is such a fun event that is free every year, so I highly suggest going to check it out. Since it is free I love how you can go for just a short amount of time to check things out but don’t feel obligated to stay for the entire day.

Have a great Monday!

-M

Weekend Breakfast at Stowaway Kitchen

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This weekend we hit up one of our favorite brunch spots, Stowaway Kitchen. This place is tucked away in one of the old converted industrial buildings on Walnut street in Rino and has a really relaxed vibe. They also have a really unique breakfast/brunch menu that is delicious and filling! I had the Citrus + Vanilla Porridge and G had the Scram Breakfast Sandwich. We both also shared the blueberry scone and everything was amazing! I highly recommend this place. They usually will hold a line after 9:00am but it is worth the wait and we only had to wait like 15 minutes.

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I kept this look super casual and went with athleisure wear. My pants and pullover are both Lululemon but super old. Here are good alternatives: pants, pullover.

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-M

 

Wine Wednesday | Infinite Monkey Theorem

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This week Wine Wednesday is about the Infinite Monkey Theorem Wine Bar in Rino. This place is literally walking distance from my house which means I am kicking myself for waiting 3 years to check it out! This is my face wondering why I have not checked this place out before!

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This weekend we finally had some spring weather so G and I decided to go out on Friday night for a drink and dinner. We stopped into the IMT and were immediately asked by the bartender what we would like to drink. Their service was awesome! You can sample anything prior to ordering a full glass and they are super helpful in asking you questions to figure out what they think you might like best. G got the Cabernet Franc and I got the Sauvignon Blanc. Our bill was under $25 which is not too bad and on Monday’s they have all day happy hour!

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We both agreed that the atmosphere was super relaxed and the dark lighting made it feel really chill, not stuffy winery vibes here. Will the wine win any awards, probably not, but it is perfect for a low key night. I would highly recommend checking out this wine or the winery if you are in the mood for some wine. They also have a  food truck in case you get hungry.

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Why have one when you can have two?! 🙂

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For my outfit I kept it super casual, because A. That’s Denver and B. We were walking. Camo jacket that again I wore all weekend (similar one here), Jeans, t-shirt, shoes.

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Cheers!

-M

 

Overall Monday’s Are Not So Bad

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Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was full of fun.I decided to bust out the Madewell Overalls on Sunday. I have heard that many people size down but I decided to stick with my regular size medium and I like the fit. There are also some dupes out there that look very similar for a fraction of the price (here).

Styling my overalls has been somewhat of a challenge but I really like them with this floral Forever 21 shirt (similar options here and here). I also really love pairing them with my Franco Sarto booties. These booties go with so much and are the perfect color. I wear them all the time. And they are on major sale so score!

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-M

Denver Eats | To The Wind Bistro

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If you drive by too fast you just might miss this little gem on Colfax. To The Wind Bistro is a tiny 10 table restaurant, but the food is incredible! I was told to get there early since they do not take reservations, are only open for dinner and have very limited seating. I made G get there at 4:45 since I was starved and wanted to make sure we got the first seating. I am not sure if it was just that particular night, or if Friday nights are not that busy, but the place didn’t fill up until about 7. IMG_4278

The menu changes seasonally and they start you out with their homemade peanuts which were unique but delicious. G and I shared the Cornmeal Waffle (which is a menu staple), and the Roasted Quail. I was a little nervous about the quail being too gamey but it was actually really good and would highly recommend it.

For the entires G got the Salmon and I got the chicken. Both were amazing and filling. We commented at the end of our meal that we were very happy with the portions. Sometimes when we go to a fancier place we feel like the food is awesome but the portions are so small and sometimes we leave wanting more. Not the case here, we were stuffed!

We finished off our dinning experience with some tea, coffee and the bread pudding. We each also had a couple of glasses of wine and our total bill came out to about $150.

I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood to try something new and tasty. The atmosphere was totally relaxed and not stuffy at all. Jeans were appropriate and below is what I wore.

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Jeans, Boots (under $30!), Sweater (mine was bought in store at Nordstrom Rack a while back but here is a good option)