Denver Date Night

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a list of great date night options here in Denver.  It’s not surprising that we have so many great places right at our fingertips, but sometimes choosing where to go can get overwhelming.  So consider trying something new on your next night out!

  1. Visit the Denver Art Museum.  Stroll hand in hand as you spend the afternoon browsing the different exhibitions.


2. Take a Mile High Wine Tour.  Make a day of it and enjoy a 5-hour wine tasting around Denver.  Your package includes a personal chauffeur!

3.  Grab a cocktail at The Cooper Lounge.  It is set high in Union Station, which allows for nice downtown Denver views.  Enjoy a high-end cocktail or choose something off the extensive wine list.  The elegant, intimate setting is a great place for a romantic date night.  Reservations recommended.


4. Indulge in the Microbrew Ex’beer’ience at the Ritz-Carlton Denver Spa. “This full body experience incorporates two beers from the nearby Great Divide Brewing Co. A full body exfoliation using hops and malt sugar gently exfoliate while a luxurious cascade of water from the city’s only Vichy shower soothes tired muscles. Harnessing the benefits of craft beer, your skin is left smooth, tightened and deeply hydrated. Sip a cold beer after your service. This treatment offers beneficial beer extracts like active yeasts with B vitamins and saccharides, which rejuvenate the skin while adding much needed hydration, great for Denver’s dry climate.”

If beer isn’t your thing, a classic couple’s massage is another great option.

5. Take a hike.  Lookout Mountain, Chataqua Park, and Mount Sanitas are all great nearby hikes.  If you’d rather stay in town, enjoy a long, scenic walk around City Park or Wash Park.

6. Cook up some fun together at the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts.  With a variety of date night classes to choose from, there is definitely something for everyone!  Bites n brews and steaks and spirits are among some of their most popular classes.


7. Explore the RiNo neighborhood during The Liquid Tour.  Visit a local brewery, cidery and distillery along the way.  Enjoy an experimental dinner from a trendy restaurant while getting to know your fellow tour goers.

8.  Learn how to line dance at The Grizzly Rose.  Get out on the dance floor and learn something new together!



The 2018 Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea and began Thursday, February 9th.  Opening ceremonies take place Friday, February 10th and closing ceremonies will be on Sunday, February 25th.  2,925 athletes from 92 countries will compete this year.  242 of those are competing for team USA.  Of those 242, 31 are listed as currently residing in Colorado.


The Winter Olympics will feature 15 sports, including individual and team events.  Listed below are each of the events, along with the athletes from Colorado that will be representing each sport.

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Alpine Skiing

☆ Lindsey Vonn, 33 years old, Vail ☆ Mikaela Shiffrin, 22 years old, Vail ☆ Alice Mckennis, 28 years old, New Castle ☆ Wiley Maple, 27 years old, Aspen ☆ David Chodounsky, 33 years old, Crested Butte


☆ Joanne Reid, 25 years old, Boulder

Cross-Country Skiing

☆ Noah Hoffman, 28 years old, Aspen ☆ Simi Hamilton, 30 years old, Aspen

Freestyle Skiing

☆ Toren Yater-Wallace, 22 years old, Aspen ☆ Keaton Mccargo, 22 years old, Telluride ☆ Gus Kenworthy, 26 years old, Telluride ☆ Tess Johnson, 17 years old, Vail ☆ Alex Ferriera, 23 years old, Aspen ☆ Casey Andriga, 22 years old, Boulder ☆ Aaron Blunck, 21 years old, Vail

Nordic Combined

☆ Jasper Good, 21 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Ben Berend, 22 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Bryan Fletcher, 31 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Taylor Fletcher, 27 years old, Steamboat Springs

Ski Jumping


☆ Meghan Tierney, 21 years old, Eagle  ☆ Hagen Kearney, 26 years old, Telluride ☆ Arielle Gold, 21 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Red Gerard, 17 years old, Breckenridge ☆ Chris Corning, 18 years old, Aspen ☆ Mick Dierdorf , 26 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Jake Pates, 19 years old, Eagle



☆ Nathan Weber, 31 years old, Pueblo ☆ Lauren Gibbs, 33 years old, Denver

Figure Skating


☆ Nicole Hensley, 23 years old, Lakewood ☆ Troy Terry, 20 years old, Highlands Ranch


Short Track

Speed Skating


☆ Katie Uhlaender, 33 years old, Breckenridge

Lindsey Vonn

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There are a total of 102 events where athletes will have a chance to compete for a gold, silver, or bronze medal to take home for their countries.

For more info on when your favorite events will take place, click here.

Denver housing market heats up

The Denver housing market stayed consistent with it’s fast-paced trend that has continued the moment we were all expressing Happy New Year greeting.  Statistics show a 77.5% increase of new listings in January from December and in most cases buyers were there to scoop them up as quickly as they were listed.

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“In January, homes under contract were almost the same number as new listings. This means that as fast as listings come on the market, they are placed under contract,” Steve Danyliw, chairman of the DMAR market trends committee and a Denver real estate agent, said in the report.

For more info on the Denver housing market, click here.

Things to note from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors February 2018 Market Trends Report:

  • Colorado was the 9th fastest growing state in 2017, with an increase of 77,000 residents.  The 2016 increase was 90,000 residents.  Some residents may be moving out of state due to traffic and housing prices.
  • First-time home buyers accounted for about 32 percent of home sales in December and for the full year according to the December 2017 REALTORS Confidence Index Survey.
  • The deficit of homes in the metro area, which represents the demand for housing and the supply of available housing, is expected to peak this year at 32,000.  Experts say it could take up to 10 years to correct the imbalance of homes needed.  The current deficit is attributed to a shortage of land available for development as well as a shortage of trades, which leads to the slowing of new build activity.