I have had one DENVER layover since I started this job but unfortunately it was a short one which meant we stayed at a hotel near the airport. Needless to say I was thrilled when crew scheduling gave me this trip off reserve. It was a 19 hour layover and I enjoy every bit of it.
When I arrived at my hotel I decided to relax for a little while in my room because it was pretttyyyyy nice and so I like to enjoy those moments as well when I get a nice room. Then around 2:00pm I decided to head out and explore a bit. I walked over to Larimer Square *pictured below* and it was such a vibe. It was filled with cute shops and places to eat. It had a lot of outdoor seating and the weather was beautiful.
I discovered the coolest little shop and on the outside it said “Garage Sale” (LINK) “vintage, vinyl, bar” and I had to check it out. It was as dope as it sounded. They had some of the best vintage pieces I have seen from jeans to denim jackets to jewelry to the cutest sunglasses. They truly had a little of everything. The bar was downstairs along with a section of vintage vinyls. All of the other vintage items were spread out between upstairs and downstairs. Stop in grab a a drink and do some shopping!
After checking out Garage Sale I decided to look for some dessert because I already knew where I wanted to have dinner. I discovered a place called Hidden Gems, on one side they sell ice cream and on the other side they have baked goods. I already decided on ice cream so that is where I went but I did peek in on the other side and the decor was so freaking cool— wish I would have snapped a few photos to show you all but now you just have to go see for yourself. I was ecstatic to find out that they had a vegan option- I always try to opt for diary free when I get choice.
As I was leaving to head back towards the hotel to grab dinner I noticed this man (pictured below) typing on a vintage typewriter then I heard him read a poem aloud for the girl who had just given him a topic. I did not know what the topic was but when he got to the end of the poem and I realized he had been talking about a pillow I knew I had to get one. My topic was money. I love the title Makes No Scents. I enjoyed his perspective on the topic and I honestly feel as though we all can learn from one another and so I am happy that I was able to support his artistry. He does not have a set price so after he read the poem or you read it he will then provide his Cash App, Venmo, or Paypal information.
Cool trip! I visited Denver last year and was clearly in all the wrong places, ha-ha. The food looks so yummy!
Omg you have to visit again! I literally cannot wait to go back just for the food!