Young The Giant performs at the Bud Light Party in Denver
Aug 2016
16

Interview with Young The Giant for #BudLightParty

You guys! I was lucky enough to chat with Francois Comtois, drummer for Young The Giant, ahead of their appearance at Denver’s convention stop on the Bud Light Party tour. We only had a few minutes, but he was super nice as we talked about their new album Home of the Strange and working with Bud Light.

Bud Light Party Convention Tour - Denver 2016

If you aren’t sure what the “Bud Light Party” is, exactly – they have been throwing FREE concerts all over the country with all kinds of bands and artists to highlight diversity and fun during this crazy election season. It’s not about politics, it’s about getting together with your pals and caucusing for a good time. Rules to win tickets differ by city but check out the site to get yours (21+ only).

In Denver, we were lucky enough to have The Strumbellas and Young The Giant perform at the Fillmore Auditorium, with art installations, photo booths and lots of free Bud Light. All while seeing two great bands most of us would absolutely have paid to see.

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Win tickets to Riot Fest 2016 in Denver by playing Band Bingo!
Aug 2016
05

Win Riot Fest Tickets By Playing Band Bingo!

One of my favorite music festivals is fast approaching and I want to help you win Riot Fest tickets! The lineup is incredible as always, even though people would still complain about it if all four The Beatles rose from the grave and reunited for the show. Which is why, to win tickets this year, we are going to play BAND BINGO!

I have (3) sets of (2) general admission 3-day passes for Riot Fest Denver to giveaway!


UPDATE:

Here are our three winners!

  • Michael T via Twitter

  • Older Brother Sam via Twitter

  • Rachel via blog comment

WINNERS: Please email me by Wednesday, August 16, 2016 with your mailing address (Aimee at Greeblehaus dot com). You have won (2) 3-day general admission passes to Riot Fest 2016 in Denver. Congrats! If I do not receive your mailing address by that day, Greeblehaus reserves the right to randomly choose another winner from the pool of entries.


 

Riot Fest returns to Denver over Labor Day weekend 2016 with The Misfits, Jane's Addiction, and Death Cab For Cutie. Continue reading…

Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Feb 2016
16

Riu Palace Riviera Maya: Chandeliers By The Beach

Note: A portion of our trip was provided by Riu Hotels. However, all words and photos are mine.

It’s been ten years since we visited the Riviera Maya area of Mexico. And the last time we were there, I broke my ankle! Lucky for me, this trip – and our time at Riu Palace Riviera Maya – were totally incident-free. In fact, everything was exactly what you want from a beach vacation. Well, the weather was maybe a touch cool (75 F) for Mexico, but I will let Riu off the hook for that.

As in 2006, our best friends Danielle, Jeff and their son joined us. We consider each other “framily” in that we spend holidays and vacations together. This time was extra, extra special because we watched the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl while drinking cervezas on the beach. WOOT! Continue reading…

Manuel Antonio Hotel: Parador Resort
Jan 2016
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Manuel Antonio Luxury Hotel: Parador Resort

Note: Part of my stay was covered by Parador Resort. All words and photos are mine.

When I was searching for a hotel during the Manuel Antonio portion of our recent trip to Costa Rica, one resort popped up over and over again: The Parador in Quepos.

Manuel Antonio is a must-see travel destination: a national park with beautiful beaches and the most bio-diversity in Costa Rica, within a country that touts the highest density of bio-diversity in the world. So, of course, I knew we wanted to visit the area and was happy to come across Parador Resort, which combines luxury accommodations with environmentalism.

Manuel Antonio Hotel - Parador Resort
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Nature Cat TV Show from PBS KIDS
Jan 2016
13

Nature Cat in the New Year

One of my favorite new PBS KIDS shows will have a new special on January 18th! NATURE CAT is all about the outdoor adventures of a goofy house cat. It packs a whole lot of environmentalism and physical activity into a television show, which is a weird concept, I know. But Fred and his friends encourage kids to “play the show” – meaning, take the skills they learn and go outside to use them. Like my kid who has grown up in downtown Denver, Nature Cat loves the outdoors but isn’t quite sure what to do there. I love the mix of humor, adventure and great animation that encourages all of us to be brave. Not surprising since the show was created by the Rudman Brothers, of Cookie Monster and Jack’s Big Music Show fame. Heart emoji.

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