My second visit to Colorado definitely rivaled the first. Both were short– less than 3 days– and both were technically business-related (not for me, but S’s office is out there). Yet this trip felt more like a vacation. We spent time in Fort Collins with a few friends, I got some time to check out the local shopping and enjoyed our first snowfall of the winter.

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Being my second visit to Fort Collins, I felt like I could enjoy some different and more unique things around town. I checked out a new artisan village and we visited a distillery with friends. We also got to enjoy some of our favorite things– breakfast at Snooze, strolling around Old Town and a drive up to the Horsetooth Reservoir in the snow.

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I’m not kidding when I said it was a whiteout. Even the horses blended in with the mountains!

The Coppermuse Distillery was a fun snowy afternoon event. We escaped the heavy snow (which didn’t pair well with our tiny rental car) for a warm distillery tour and some cocktails afterwards. What did pair well was the infused cucumber vodka in my Moscow Mule– seriously the best I’ve ever had!

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Jessup Farm was a working farm over a hundred years ago and now is home to a restaurant and artisan village. I took the chance to stroll around the village twice– first when I stumbled upon it driving around and another time when a group of us went to the Barrel House for its grand opening.

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I’ll write a feature soon, but in the meantime, here are some of the highlights…

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Hey Day— a “supply” store that emphasize simple living

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Jessup Farm Barrel House— a small craft brewery whose beers feature wines, bourbons, etc.

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Now if only we could have some snow here in Boston… For those of you wishing for a White Christmas, here’s the best I can do for now!

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