Hot Spot : Colorado Hidden Gem

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Let’s talk about this gorgeous historic town that is WAY under appreciated. Georgetown is a cute little town tucked away in a small valley along i-70. Whenever we drive by, we make sure we pop into Georgetown for some shopping and sweets! Georgetown Valley Candy Factory gives me life. I can’t go to Colorado without picking up some amazing sweets at this cute little shop. The one thing that always tempts me the most is their fudge. OMG…I can’t describe how good it is. However, this time around, I decided a scoop of their Rocky Road would suffice my sweet tooth. Once we grab a cone (and whatever other goodies we were tempted into buying) we take to the shops! There are a few tourist shops that sell the generic shirts, mugs, whatever that EVERY store sells. However, there are also many stores there that are owned by amazing artists and families that sell some pretty unique stuff. I love looking through the Railroad Art by Scotty and Santa Fe Trail Jewelry stores for some truly unique pieces. Although I could never afford any of the pieces they sell, I’m a big supporter of local artisans. The thing I love about this town is the history in all of the buildings. Besides normal upkeep, it looks as though the town has not been touched since the 1800’s. And all of the family owned businesses give it the truly small town feel which I love. It’s definitely one of my go-to’s whenever in the area. When you are in the area next, be sure to stop by (even if it is just window shopping).

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July Hot Spots

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Summer means getting out to enjoy the weather, friends, and some good drinks. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite locations to get just that. I’ve been enjoying wandering around and exploring all of the fun things Des Moines has to offer. I love living near such a big city because I find that no matter how much I go exploring, I can always stumble upon something new! So, without further ado, here are a few of my new favorite hot spots for this summer!

The Rooftop in downtown Des Moines is my favorite summer spot. They have a great menu, great location, and everyone says they have the best Moscow Mules in the city! So do you really need to hear any more? It is a smaller location so it tends to get a little packed so if you’re looking to get in and get a seat I’d recommend trying an early lunch. They’re in such a great location that you can make a day of shopping afterwards! Fair warning, there is little to no coverage from the sun so be sure to dress appropriately. Because you’ll be frying in the sun! (Gotta look out for my pale girls out there!)

The Juice Company is such a cute little hole in the wall place in Des Moines that I never would’ve found if it wasn’t for a friend. I’m so glad she opened my eyes cause this is the cutest little smoothie and juice shop I’ve seen! There’s just something about seeing all of the fresh fruits laying out that gives me a better feeling about what I’m putting in my body. (Because you know that cheap smoothie from a fast food chain is just some frozen chemical filled nastiness.) One of their most popular items is a wheat grass shot, they have tons of this grass all around their shop (so cute!). I’m not brave enough yet to try it but be sure to let me know how it is if you are!

Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop has a special place in my heart because if there is anything better than drinking outside, it’s drinking on a rooftop. They have such a big venue with so many different spaces to really suit everyone. Their outdoor patio area on the first floor is beyond adorable and the large awning really helps on days when the sun is pounding down. Their food is amazing and I always tend to lean towards their wraps because they all sound so good! The drink menu is just as extensive and amazing. I feel like they always have WAY too many tempting drink specials going on. (Makes it very difficult to choose!)

Send me your favorite hot spots so I can try something new! And don’t forget to let me know if you try out one of my favorites! 🙂

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