Note: Riu Hotels provided my stay, however all words and photos are mine. I was lucky enough to add a day at the beginning and end of my recent trip to Tulum to visit Cancun for the first time - and two Riu resorts: The…
Last week, we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Many people say this, but it feels like just yesterday *and* forever ago - all at the same time. We married here in Denver, a little while after we moved and it's fun to think about how young and optimistic we were then. We may be more cynical and jaded now, but in many ways, we still work on our marriage just as hard as day one. Some things get easier over the years, some harder. For example - we literally have talked about everything. What is there left to say after all this time? Well, for one, we recently chatted about how we make our marriage work so I could write one of these condescending posts about it. Look... We know every marriage is different. We've seen some couples split for reasons I could not explain, and people stay together for no good one. No judgements here, just some suggestions from two goofballs who still lean on each other as heavily now as they did two decades ago.
Recently I got on the phone to chat with Tyto Alba, a Denver indie rock band who debuted their new video single at Syntax Physic Opera over the weekend. Melanie, Matt, Danny and Jeremy were super fun to talk with and I love the new song.
Tyto Alba Interview:
What does the name "Tyto Alba" mean?It's actually the scientific name for barn owls, but we just loved the way it sounded.
I have been building this Christmas playlist for years now. It's a combination of traditional, alternative, indie, R&B, pop, and rock holiday music. While I do think the Christmas season starts too early, I will admit I listen to these songs non-stop from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year's Eve. Hope you enjoy! And please, suggest any songs you love that I am missing!
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Some of the 2014 Christmas Playlist SongsHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Andrew Belle Santa Stole My Lady - Fitz And The Tantrums I'll Be Home For Christmas - She & Him Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Fall Out Boy The Midnight Clear - Sufjan Stevens Gee Whiz It's Christmas - Diane Birch Blood Oranges In The Snow - Over The Rhine
Note: Several parts of my Roar Retreat conference have been sponsored, or arranged by the conference's organizers. All words are mine.I have wanted to visit Costa Rica forever. My best friend Danielle has been many times; her stories and photos just BLOW MY MIND. When friend, client and colleague Andrea Fellman moved there about a year ago, I knew at some point I would figure out a way to visit her. Luckily she and Nadia Carriere made it simple for me when they created Roar Retreat. I was thrilled to do the design and web work for the project, and of course, attend. The time has flown since we started working on all this nearly a year ago - I leave for Costa Rica tomorrow.