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Beer in Situ: Something Brewery (Brighton, CO, USA)

Originally posted on Reverse Retrograde:
The Pertinents 117 N Main St A, Brighton, CO 80601, USA Founded in 2012 The Space It’s a big bar with a lot of space, and it feels very modern for the quaintness of downtown Brighton. I liked the ‘porch’ on the front of the place, so that you could sit outside and enjoy the amazing skies Eastern Colorado offers. They have long opening hours and a breathalyzer in the back, just in case. It’s clear that they’ve done a great job bringing in a slightly different crowd from your average hipstery brewpub, and that they work in the community to foster ties as Brighton grows and changes. Every night of the week has a different theme, from flip night to Cards Against Humanity. The Beer Overall, good. Not awesome, but good. They have created a line of tea-infused beer that is interesting and fresh-tasting, and vanilla seems to play a big role (at least in the beers we tried). The smooth Charon’s Obol is a yummy Irish Red Ale. I…

San Francisco: Top things to do and see

Originally posted on travelux:
San Francisco is one of those cities in which it will never get boring and this not just because it is big. San Francisco simply has a lot to offer when it comes to things to do and see. Whether it is the Golden Gate Bridge or China Town, Pier 39 or Lombard Street: There’s always something to discover. So, here are our probably most popular top things to do and see in San Francisco! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge Apart from being considered as “the” symbol for the United States of America next to the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco is the landmark of the whole Bay Area San Francisco. So, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is a real must-do! Moreover, the Golden Gate Bridge has been declared one of the Wonders of a Modern World. Ride a Cable Car The Cable Car System of San Francisco is the very last one which is being operated on a manual basis. Of the once…

Manhattan

?? ?I exited my apartment building, curt note in hand for the UPS delivery person: The buzzer for 2R is broken – please leave delivery inside the door. Contrary to what somebody told you yesterday, there are tenants in 2R – one especially who would have loved to have slept on a mattress last night. I crammed the note between the old brick wall and the broken buzzer and made my way down the now-familiar street to get coffee at a café that I had been referred to by seasoned locals. They’d been here since August, anyway. The rectangular olive-green sign beckoned me onward, steel and hard with flashing bulbs that made it look like an old and woefully lost Vegas sign. I ordered an almond croissant and a cappuccino and took a seat at a small, round marble table. I found myself flanked by hipsters, the luminescent glow of chalky white Apples and the click-click-click of their modern keyboards surrounding me. Extremely conscious of being the only person in the large café without a…

I Have a Bad Feeling About This

Originally posted on My 20-Year Diary:
06/10/01: Today we went to the Mall of America. Oh my gosh, it’s so huge! It has five floors and a bunch of rides and stuff. There is basically a whole amusement park called Camp Snoopy that’s inside. And guess what?! You can also get married in the mall! Haha. We ate at a restaurant called the Rainforest Café, which was sooo cool. It was designed as a real rainforest with moving mechanical animals and there were fake storms where everything got dark, there was thunder, and things vibrated. It was awesome. Then I rode on a roller-coaster which was inside, and there was a log ride with a huge drop. That was fun. I bought a football for Jordan and got a lot of new clothes for myself. We went back to the hotel and rested for about an hour, and then walked to a restaurant called Baker’s Square, which is known for their wonderful tasting pies. After dinner, I came back to the hotel and called Jordan.…

Hotel Preview: The New York EDITION

Originally posted on travelux:
The New York EDITION is located in the Metropolitan Life Tower, once the tallest building in New York. This special location makes The New York EDITION a real gem in the booming Flatiron District. Just a few steps away from Madison Square Garden, The New York Edition brings together modern design and relaxed lifestyle in 273 uniquely designed rooms. There was rarely any hotel in New York besides The Knickerbocker New York which got so much attention when opening as The New York EDITION. The lifestyle brand which is associated with Marriott opened a new luxury hotel in The Metropolitan Life Tower, one of the most popular skyscrapers in the city. Lobby (Image Source: The New York EDITION / editionhotels.com) Due to its spectacular shaping, all rooms at The New York EDITION are somewhat special and were designed just for this single property. Rooms at The New York EDITION 273 stylish guestrooms and nine different categories including four suite categories are what awaits guests at The New York EDITION. Guestroom (Image…

Adventures in New York – The Last Few Days

Originally posted on A Venturing Girl:
What a week it’s been. Seeing New York city with the people I love has been incredible. Looks like I wasn’t the only one there last week, I noticed Tanya Burr herself was at the UN conference promoting her Global Goals campaign! After a long journey we got home on Sunday feeling exhausted, jet lagged and a bit stuffy but so happy with our time away. For anyone who is interested in going to the Big Apple here are my travel tips: 1. Don’t over plan: I love to plan things to death but when you’re in a city like New York you have to be flexible. The weather can change or you could stumble on something that you thought you’d skim over but end up spending hours at. Give yourself the space to let the city surprise you. 2. Invest in Hand Sanitizer: I never really understood the necessity of this until this trip! Keep some with you so you don’t feel disgusting on the train! Likewise with…

Water-Front Wonderland: The Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
One of my all time favorite places to visit is the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. The first time I visited was about two years ago for a fraternity formal on a cruise around the harbor, which was a really fun experience in itself, but it sparked a love for the area that I wasn’t expecting! There was something really great about the whole vibe of the Inner Harbor area. In the warmer weather, the Inner Harbor has the complete water-front feel, complete with live music all around the harbor, the great view of the harbor with all the boats in the water, and some seriously awesome seafood. Not to mention, Camden Yards is pretty amazing! Even though I was there rooting against the Orioles, the park had a whole lot to offer and is definitely not something to pass up when you’re in Baltimore. Another destination you don’t want to miss out on while visiting Baltimore is checking out the observation level of the World Trade Center. From the 27th…

NYC Spotlight: The Stanton Social

Originally posted on Chey Chey from the Bay:
I absolutely love brunch! Bye breakfast. I’ve decided it’s the most important meal of life. I recently had an epic brunch at what is now my favorite spot, The Stanton Social. It’s the kind of place I imagine the likes of Chuck Bass and Serena Van Der Woodsen would frequent causally. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. I felt cooler just stepping inside because that’s how trendy, yet chill, but definitely unique and swanky in a very New-York-hipster type of way the interior design is. The restaurant is three floors and “features a thirty-foot glowing wine wall displaying over 2,000 bottles of wine in a herringbone patter, fringe-covered walls, fine lizard skin banquettes, leather handrails, and belt strapped pillows, all of which subtly tip their hat to the luxury and glamour found in the textiles and fashions of the 1940’s.” So yeah, it’s real nice in there! The food is absurdly good and shareable, which is amazing. I feel like I ate the whole menu that morning because it was a non-stop parade of delicious…