Mountain Chic

Reflections and observations on culture, food, style and travel

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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Theater-ready in an Elizabethan-inspired Nanette Lepore shirt, Current/Elliott shorts, Jimmy Choo slides and Karen Walker shades, while drinking an IPA from Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Company. In 1999 (!), my cooperating teacher treated me to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to celebrate the completion of my student teaching.  I’d never attended the productions in Boulder, …

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