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Festival Style

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre


Last week I shared some of our adventures in Denver but knew a separate post was needed for all the beauty Red Rocks has to offer. What a dream venue for a concert!

Backing up to last month when a group of us friends flew to Denver to see Slightly Stoopid at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. We knew we were in for a treat but not hiking up about two thousand stairs.

Weekend Highlights - Exploring Denver



What a weekend!
It was action packed exploring Denver on foot from morning until late night - shopping, eating, listening to live music on the streets, bar hopping, and checking out all the downtown scenery.

Festival Style


I don't go to as many concerts and festivals as I used to in the past but last night I booked flights, along with some friends, to Denver to see one of our favorite bands perform at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. It couldn't be more of a dream come true. K and I visited Denver last year but didn't make it out to Red Rocks which was high up on my list of things to do so this year I'm making it happen.

Date Weekend


The weather this weekend was cold and dreary. I could have easily curled up on the couch and not moved all weekend but we had some plans lined up for Saturday.

Friday night was a relaxing one. We watched Girl on a Train which had a few parts that were slightly different from the book. The movie didn't get the best ratings but I'm not the biggest critic when it comes to movies so I enjoyed seeing it to compare it to the book.


 On Saturday we had tickets to go see Florida Georgia Line in concert so we bundled up and headed downtown a little early. It was already packed when we got there with people tailgating and a whole block party going on outside the Arena.




It was too cold for my liking outside so we went inside for some drinks and early dinner.






Then it was time to head over to the Arena and get comfy in our seats. We were a lot higher up than expected but at least in the first row of the upper level so we had a pretty good view. It would have been better with some binoculars though. lol





 On Sunday we had our hearts set on going out for some brunch even though it wasn't exactly patio weather but we settled indoors at one of our favorite brunch spots with a beautiful view of Lake Eola.




 

It wasn't an intentional date weekend but it turned out to be a great one. Since K travels often, I guess we got some much needed "us" time.

Joining the lovely Biana and her Weekending linkup.

Weekending: Charity, Live Music & Good Friends

Morning loves! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! 

On Friday Kerri and I went to a charity event to support sexual assault victims in Central Florida. But first, we stopped for a cold one at The Brass Tap to cap off the busy work week and let the rainstorm pass. 


We then headed over to the Mennello Museum of American Art for a night of live music, silent auctions, good wine, and some amazing live art. 



This artist was amazing and I wish I could remember his name but he does an awesome performance while painting to the music of the artist he creates.


On Saturday a group of us headed to Epcot to celebrate a friend's 34th birthday and to see Jon Secada live in concert.


The Flower and Garden Festival was also going on so there were lots of pretty Disney character displays. 





And Jon Secada rocked the house!


The day was capped off with some grub in Mexico and viewing of some of the pretty flower displays as well as a walk through of the butterfly garden. 


What a fun weekend with great friends! Now back to the grind...

Happy Monday!

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup. 

Weekending: Live Music, Brunching & Hibachi

 What a fun and hectic weekend!

After work on Friday we headed to Cocoa Village to see Stephen Marley, Slightly Stoopid and a few other bands perform. It was storming heavily all afternoon and finally cleared up just in time for the show. The venue was on the riverfront so lots of people drove their boats up and it was a really great night out with friends.

Before the show, we checked out a couple spots in the village including this cute British pub called The Dog & Bone.

On Saturday we had brunch with one of my college best friends that drove 4 hours to go to the show. We go to Maxine's on Shine downtown Orlando every time she's in town to get chicken and waffles and ginormous mimosas. They also have live music and a great atmosphere for brunch on the weekends.

K had the world's yummiest looking bloody mary.   

On Saturday night we went out to celebrate Kate's birthday at a hibachi restaurant with friends. 

Sunday was perfectly lazy. Lazy as in I cooked, cleaned, did laundry, blogged, worked out and got caught up before another busy work week.

How was your weekend?

Joining Biana for Weekending and Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip. 

Travel Plans, Shopping Finds & Restaurant Deals

Happy almost weekend! Luckily this week went by pretty quickly so no complaints here. I also don't have any big plans for the weekend so I'm looking forward to some "me" time and hanging out with K for our usual Friday dinner/movie/drinks night. Other than that...

Our tickets have been purchased to see the Cubs play in September at the Wrigley Field. Neither K nor myself have been to Chicago and I thought it would be a great birthday gift for K to get the full experience while we're in Chi town. I'm not a huge sports fanatic but I'm married to one so I try to at least be a sport and definitely wouldn't mind checking out one of the most iconic baseball fields in the country.
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And more tickets were purchased to see one of my favorite bands, Slightly Stoopid, in concert next month at Cocoa beach. I just saw them not too long ago in St Pete Beach but tickets were cheap enough and Stephen Marley will also be performing so I really want to see him as well. (As you can tell I love reggae and beach rock type of music).

 Ladies sushi/happy hour date went down on Wednesday evening at our favorite lil spot downtown ~ Shari Sushi Lounge. They have the best sushi happy hour in town with $4.95 rolls and cocktails. You really can't beat that deal! I get so disappointed when I try out new places and have to pay $10+ a roll so Shari has been my spot for about 6 years now.

Some sweet smelling goodies from Bath & Body Works arrived in the mail this week. These lotions and body sprays were on sale for $4 a piece so I thought it was a good time to replenish my stock and get some gifts for upcoming birthdays. I also love their hand soaps for my bathroom sink.

Lastly, you may or may not know but I'm the queen of coupons. Well maybe not but my mom makes fun of me. I'm not an extreme couponer and rarely use them at the grocery store but I am signed up to almost every restaurant's mailing list. These days most restaurants (especially chain restaurants) send out great coupons and freebies via email so it's worth being signed up to save a few dollars. Since we don't eat out all week, I often plan our Friday dinner dates or weekend lunches around these deals.
Just a few examples:




 





Guest Post
You can also find me today guest posting over at It's The New Twenty while Michelle is on her honeymoon in Cancun so feel free to hop over and check out my post about personalized bride & groom gear for beach honeymoons.

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Joining Lauren for H54F and Amanda for Friday's Favorites.