Friday, July 19, 2013

30th birthday! A few weeks ago. And I get link happy.

I'm all late on stuff.  But I thought I'd share some cool things I did for my 30th.  My family came up for the weekend, so we spent the Saturday before my birthday walking the art district in Denver.  We went to some cool galleries:  SPARK Gallery had great pieces by Robert St. John and Tom Mazzullo, and Blake at Artwork Network was very welcoming and fun to chat with.  We went in a couple other places, but one of my favorites, of course, was Fabric Bliss.  And I bought stuff.  Duh.  I treated myself, like a 30 year old adult is allowed to.  A 30 year old with a serious fabric addiction.  I CAN QUIT IF I WANT TO!!  On Sunday, my birthday, we went to the Denver Art Museum.  Saw the Mark Rothko exhibit, which was very interesting.  It was strange to see a larger body of work than was shown in my art history classes in school.  His style changed so much over his lifetime.  Glad I saw it.

We also went to some amazing eateries:  Watercourse Foods and Root Down.  Watercourse is completely vegetarian, which my dad wasn't all about, but everyone else enjoyed.  Super cool art by Ravi Zupa on the walls, very hipster staff.  I had the Three Sisters Salad, all vegan, and it was delish.  We all split their vegan carrot cake for dessert, and it was very good as well.  Check it out if you can!

Root Down is not vegetarian or vegan exclusively, but it does rely on local and organic foods.  A very "foodie" place to go.  And one of the best experiences, our waiter truly made my birthday special.  I had the veggie sliders and the Pepper Bloom cocktail.  They have a mixologist on staff so you can custom order any drink.  Mine was heavenly: vodka, St. Germain, grapefruit, basil, jalapeño, and lemon.  You can be just like a Portlandia skit there!  Very unique menu, a little pricey, but absolutely worth it.  Some of the best food and customer service I've had in a long time.  We will be back!

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