Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

My week as a “single lady” has begun!

On Tuesday I drove Jared up to Vail for his retreat, and hung around for a bit while he got checked in. After seeing where he is staying, I was kicking myself a bit for not staying up there with him…and decided that I may have to arrive a few hours early to enjoy the pool when I come to collect him.

view from the room

the pool

the bar

It was an uneventful drive back to Boulder (a good thing), and I had a nice relaxing evening and lunch the next day with Jared’s cousin Avi and his wife Puni. Avi actually got ordained over the internet and performed our wedding ceremony, so it is always nice when we get to spend time with him and Puni.

Yesterday I drove to Denver to spend the rest of the week with my dear friend Julie. Julie and I worked together at my first job in New York, and she and her husband Bart moved back to Denver a few years ago. Julie is the consummate hostess and she has a fabulous itinerary planned for us this week, with tons of excellent girl-time activities (which I will chronicle, of course).

First on the list was a wine tasting of only pink wines, where all the attendees had to dress in their best pink. Does this girl know me or what??

Julie, me (ignore my shiny-ness – it was HOT in there) and Julie’s friend Lisa

the event’s host (as Ziggy Stardust) with Lisa’s husband Neil

my favorite outfit – she actually won a prize!

a sea of pink (check out that super excited guy in the corner)

the “classiest pink” finalists

I think this category was “best overall pink” or “craziest pink.” It was like the Best In Show

After the party, we went across the street to buy ourselves some wine for the week from the event’s sponsor, Divino. This was probably the coolest wine store I have ever seen – I so wish they had one in Seattle (hint hint)!

Then Julie and I went back to her place to hang out, and I did some unpacking. I love staying at Julie’s place – she is such a thoughtful hostess and I always feel so at home.

fresh flowers and a tray for my jewelry

And Jared may be in a super swanky hotel in Vail, but MY room came with a cat!


I think it’s clear who got the better diggs for the week.