Post Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Hi Downtown Boulder Readers!
As you know, downtown got quite a bit of snow this past weekend. Personally, I am a big fan of snow days but for those who don't share my enthusiasm, I am here to give you a few ideas of how you can prepare for future snowy weekends so you have a little bit more fun. I also thought that I'd throw in a few ideas of what to do once it gets warm again - which in Colorado can happen the very next day.
Of course, the first thing that I want to do once it gets cold out is lay on the couch with a blanket. Haven has a variety of adorable options--like their Divided Sky Blanket ($136)--that will keep you warm and can also add a touch of color or design to any room if used as a throw. I also personally think it is nice to have a hot drink while watching the snowfall. You can stop by Color Me Mine to paint and personalize your own mug, which is perfect for after you brew your own warm coffee from OZO Coffee Co. or hot tea from Ku Cha House of Tea.
Before the snow started to come down this weekend, grocery stores were crazy busy. My alterative suggestion is to grab enough take out for the whole weekend! Cured makes their picnics options made to be refrigerated and can last for a few days (if you don’t eat it all at once like me), or you can get their Best of Box that is filled with cheeses, meats, and chocolates to last you a while.
If you have been thinking about taking a staycation, I think during a blizzard is the perfect time! You get out of your daily surroundings and enjoy hotel amenities so it truly feel like a vacation. The St Julien , the Hotel Boulderado and The Bradley are great choices because of their location, beautiful rooms, views and proximity to downtown. Instead of being stuck at home during the storm, I would much rather be warming up in the St Julien hot tub and then heading down to T-Zero for happy hour while watching the flatirons turn white.
When you are feeling antsy and the snow begins to melt and the sun is out, I always try to take advantage of patio seating. Avanti’s, The Rio and Rosetta Hall's rooftops have awesome views of the flatirons so you can enjoy great food and drinks while watching the snow melt off of them. On a similar note, Corrida has amazing views of Boulder as well from inside if it is still a little too cold to sit outside. Lastly, working out outside is one of the best ways to get vitamin D and soak up the sun. Grab a yoga mat and workout set from FP Movement or Athleta, find your favorite park (or even your own patio), and do your own yoga class!
Downtown Boulder is there for you through any and all weather! I hope these ideas will help you have an even more fun next snow day and help inspire you to get out and about (COIVD-safely) once it warms up.
Mentioned in this Post: Athleta, Avanti Boulder, Color Me Mine Boulder, Corrida, Dedalus Wine Shop & Market, FP Movement, Haven, Hotel Boulderado, Ku Cha House of Tea - Boulder, OZO Coffee Co. (East Pearl), St Julien Hotel & Spa, T-Zero Bar and Lounge