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The Ultimate Guide to Denver's Best, Buzzworthy Coffee Shops

Locally-roasted beans, fancy preparation methods and latte art are all the rage<p>From nonprofit coffeehouses to a shirtless local baristas calendar, Denver's coffee scene is abuzz. More than a mere liquid vessel for energy delivery, and more than the every-other-corner Starbucks, the nuances to the …

Exactly What to Eat the Day Before Your Wedding

<i>by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES</i><p>Romulo Yanes/Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Eating super healthy for one day won't make you drop major pounds, but it can help you ward off last-minute beauty emergencies like blemishes, puffy eyes, and bloat. For best results, Kerry Bajaj, a health coach at New York City's …

What to Do When You Forget to Invite Someone to The Wedding

Wedding planning is hectic, crazy stressful, and with so much to do in so little time, it's no wonder things are frequently forgotten amidst the chaos, you know, like your dear Aunt Betty or Uncle John. To avoid any family drama or bad blood, put these wedding-etiquette tips to the test if you …

Weddings

Charlie Brear 1920's Elegance for a Laid Back City Pub Wedding

Hello lovely wedding blog readers! This morning’s couple held their wedding reception in a venue described by The New York Times as ‘Manchester’s …

Review: Grace Potter, 'Midnight'

All hail pop rock! Few categories in contemporary music are more maligned, yet what resides within this one can be tremendously energizing, adventurous and fun. The term "pop rock" affixes itself to all kinds of things — new-wave songs by women celebrating the weekend, like the Go-Go's "We Got The …

Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim Hike

There’s no question about it, the rim-to-rim hike in Grand Canyon National Park is a classic bucket list adventure. But it’s no stroll through the …

Hiking

9 Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Guest Book

The guest book is one of those wedding details that with a bit of creativity (even if you’ve waited until last minute!) can be an easy way to add …

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding

While stag weekend dress codes range from comedy hats to cocktail dresses (depending on the vibe), weddings – despite being incredibly boozy – are …

Well-Dressed: How to Make Any Vinaigrette by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Not only does homemade salad dressing taste better than the bottled stuff, it's easy to whip up. Here's how to make a vinaigrette.<p>So you think you know what makes a great salad? Sure, you've got the greens, the veggies, the grains and protein down-pat. But when it comes to pulling it all together, …

The Easy Sangria Recipe That You'll Want To Make For Every Summer Party

Sangria recipes need to be a part of your summer entertaining arsenal, period. In case you need to be convinced, consider the following: sangria is cold, boozy, fruity, and it comes in big batches -- every requirement for a perfect summer drink.<p>If you've never made a pitcher of sangria, don't let …

Recipes

Zedd on What He’s Learned From Skrillex, Lady Gaga and the Beatles

Zedd‘s music has a huge sound, so it can be surprising meeting the unassuming Anton Zaslavski in person. On the 80th story of the Empire State …

Top 10 Wedding Night Tips

<b>It’s June, the wedding month, so I thought we’d spend a few days talking about getting ready for the honeymoon.</b><p>As my frequent readers know, I have a …

Are Hard Boiled Eggs Good or Bad for You?

Are hard boiled eggs a good snack or a high cholesterol bomb?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel does.</i> …

Nutrition

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Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Adventure<p>Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen …

Brooks Survey Reveals the Habits of Everyday Runners

In honor of National Running Day on June 3, Brooks has released their third annual Brooks Run Happy Nation report. The survey explores what makes …

Wearable Tech

5 Simple Summer Dinners

Summer cooking is all about keeping it simple. These dinner recipes are all quick and easy but still big on flavor. Enjoy!<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce</b><p>In this easy recipe, ground beef is laced with warm spices, fresh herbs and garlic, and then grilled in meatball form until smoky …

Cooking

8 Clever Ways To Waste Less Food (And Save More Money)

Photo credit: Alamy<p>Food waste is a big problem. Roughly 50 percent of food in America is thrown out every single day -- that's nearly $165 billion a year. And there's a big chance that you're part of that problem. (Don't feel bad, it's not just you.)<p>But you've come to the right place to start …

Ice Cream

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Attention Brides: Let’s End The Tyranny of the Strapless Wedding Gown

Two months after getting engaged, I started the process that is supposed to thrill every bride-to-be: the hunt for a wedding dress. I scoped out some …

How to Throw a Fabulous Outdoor Bridal Shower on a Budget

You don't need to spend a lot of money to throw an unforgettable bridal shower. Here, Michelle Bachman and Seri Kertzner of NYC-based event planning firm Little Miss Party share their top tips for transforming your backyard into a party-perfect space without breaking your budget.<p><b>Visit Your Local</b> …

9 Wedding Gift Ideas for Every Type of Couple

For the couple who has everything, the culinarily challenged, and the boozehounds.<p>If you're intending to go off-registry (or you simply got shut out), these items will yield the most glowing thank-you notes.

9 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

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Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the hidden gem "locals only" spots. So when my 75-year-old father wanted to do a road trip …

4 Times You Need to Take It All in on Your Wedding Day

If you don't watch it, your eight-hour wedding could fly by in a flurry of activity, people, emotion and excitement. It's important to take a few private moments to help you be fully present for this life-changing event. Here, four times it's okay to call "time out" on your big day.<p><b>Before the</b> …

10 Things All Brides Do But Would Never Admit To

Like, you know, turning your bridesmaids into your servants<p>You’re knee-deep in the months of budgeting, working out like a fiend, and negotiating with your mother. You’ve resolved not to turn into a bridezilla because <i>you</i> are not that kind of bride. <i>You</i> are a perfect angel who’s not asking for much: …

The Awkward Christian

If a hoarsely chanted version of the “Hot Pockets” jingle means anything to you, that’s probably a sign that you are a fan of the stand-up comedy of …

Stand Up Comedy

15 Things Every Bride Hopes Her Groom Will Think on the Wedding Day

Just as your thoughts are a jumble of nerves and excitement on your wedding day, remember that your groom is feeling a combination of crazy (good) emotions too. And though we can't say for sure what is going on inside your guy's brain on the big day, here are 15 things every bride <i>hopes</i> her groom …