Mountain Chic

Reflections and observations on culture, food, style and travel

{Hikes in the high country to appreciate autumn in all its splendor} {Learning about reptiles in the Colorado foothills at the local nature center} {Neighborhood sunset walks occurring earlier and earlier with the shortening of days…} {Currently loving: reflective shades, highlighter-yellow clothing to match the changing leaves (especially when purchased with a gift card and 30% …

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A big pot of beef and barley soup is one of my favorite cool weather meals to create, and weekend afternoons actually afford me the time to let a soup simmer.  Over the years, I’ve experimented with a variety of interesting veggies in my concoctions.  I detest celery and potatoes in soups – to me, …

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