I’ve never understood standing in line at pre-dawn hours at some big box store on the Friday after Thanksgiving just so I could be the first to get a TV or toy for super cheap. Yes, even before the Internet. For me, I’m wiling to pay a little extra to maintain my sanity and not wait in line for 12,000 hours. But you know what’s even better than avoiding shopping on Black … [Read more...] about Forget Black Friday: Shop at Small Business Saturday in Boulder
Shopping in Boulder
One cannot live by spectacular outdoor recreation and fantastic food alone. Sometimes, you've got to shop. Fortunately, Boulder has you covered in the shopping department as well.
As expected, we've got your hipster vintage clothing stores, independent book stores, and (of course) the Apple Store. But what will surprise you about Boulder is the lack of the "same ol' same 'ol" when it comes to just about every category of shopping destination you can imagine.
In the heart of downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a four block pedestrian shopping, dining, and entertainment zone free from cars and full of fun. This part of Pearl is a historic district, housing many of the the oldest buildings in Boulder -- and some of the best shopping anywhere. But don't forget the Twenty Ninth Street shopping district, which houses some of the world's favorite retail brands, including Macy's, the aforementioned Apple Store, and coming in 2013 -- Trader Joe's.
I sit in front of a computer screen 8-10 hours a day, writing, reading, coding, editing, and email. My career relies heavily on my brain and I will never complain about that. But because I spend so much time online and in one stationary position most days, I love working with my hands in my free time. I love creating beautiful things with thread and needle, wood and screws, … [Read more...] about Get Crafty: DIY in Boulder
I don’t know about you, but this holiday season cannot come fast enough for me this year. I’m yearning for twinkling lights outlining homes and bright ornaments festooning pine trees. I want the warmth and cheer that the holidays bring after an exhausting, intense October and November. I know I’m fortunate to be surrounded and supported by friends and family during this … [Read more...] about Think Big and Shop Small in Boulder
’Tis the season for gift-giving, but instead of battling crowds at large chain stores, consider shopping local this year! Boulder is filled with so many wonderful businesses and restaurants, it’s easy to find the perfect gift for the range of people in your life. Check out these Boulderific gift ideas that will surely put smiles on your loved one’s faces this holiday … [Read more...] about 2015 Boulderific Holiday Gift Guide
If you've ever found yourself perusing Pearl Street Mall between Broadway and 13th Street, chances are you’ve had your eyes caught by an inviting, visually arresting set of window displays. Below the store’s blue and white striped awnings, Peppercorn’s large, ever-changing displays will grab your attention, pique your interest, and make it impossible for you to not step into … [Read more...] about Peppercorn: Pearl Street in a Nutshell