Beaux R'eves

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Ski Tip Lodge

Mr. Beaux was up at our Colorado Mountain 
home last weekend with the boys 
playing cards and lots of golf.  
I know that we were just there 
but I really miss it so much!  
The beautiful scenery, 
the gorgeous weather in the summer...   
Thinking about the mountains 
reminded me of one of our favorite dining spots 
that I wanted to share with you!  
If you are ever up in the Keystone, Colorado 
area you should really check it out!  
It's called the Ski Tip Lodge 
and it's not the kind of place that you would just 
"stumble upon" as it is hidden behind 
the ski resort in an out of the way spot.  
We have eaten there quite a few times.  
The food is delicious and the menu is always changing.
The lodge is an old Stage Coach Stop 
that has been converted into a Bed and Breakfast.  
It's so charming and rustic 
that I always bring my camera to snap a few photos.  
Isn't that a great photo op!  

Let's go inside!
The inside is just as cozy and quaint as the outside.  
This is the lounge as you first walk into the lodge.  
Lots of rustic beams and ski decor.
Another shot of the lobby area.  
I don't have any photos of the dining area 
(people don't like having their picture taken while they eat). 
But after dinner they encourage you 
to go into another lounge area 
where they serve you dessert.  
That fireplace is about as tall as I am!

It's so relaxing to sit there 
and talk with your coffee and dessert.  
And the wait staff is so attentive! 
But my favorite thing HAS to be sitting out 
on the back patio enjoying 
a glass of wine with my hubby.
Can you believe how breathtaking that view is?  
It like they have the whole mountain to themselves!
They have a lot of weddings in this spot and I can see why!
Isn't it a great spot?  
I Love It!  
They even have their own herb garden for the kitchen.  
Theirs is doing much better than mine!  
So, if you plan on heading up the mountain this is certainly a great place to go.  Remember to make reservations though as their dining room is small and they fill up fast!  

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me!
Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

***All photos that weren't mine were found on Google***

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Monday, July 28, 2014

More Blue Willow in the Kitchen

Now today is a beautiful day!  
Low 80's with big fluffy clouds!  
This is the first day that I have walked 
outside and not been accosted 
by a blast of heat and humidity.  
I actually brought all of my herbs 
inside this weekend 
and placed them in the kitchen window.  
That of course prompted a lot of other changes 
and out came the camera!  
I had to have something to do 
while I was washing the heck out of my bed-skirt!
My parsley is actually doing well 
despite the intense heat we have had.  
I bet I will be more likely to snip off 
some while I am cooking 
now that it is here in easy reach.  
I love the way my Thyme  
looks in my copper pot.  
The Basil hasn't fared as well I'm afraid.  
I am going to cut it down tonight 
and use a lot of it in a 
tomato, basil and mozzarella 
salad with dinner.  
Notice my new rooster in the background?  
Isn't he the cutest?  
And, see my Blue Willow platter 
popping in thru the corner?  
I just love it with all of the copper!  
I found a few platters for sale 
on one of my favorite online sites 
starting at $185.00.  
I think I did pretty well for only $13.00.  
Don't you think so?
I think it is all coming together nicely! 
I had a plant that used to sit in the window.  
It was getting out of control 
so I replanted it in my large 
Blue and White fish bowl that I bought.  

Now it can hang out in the living room 
and grow to it's hearts content!  
Please remind me to water it!  
On the Buffet side of the kitchen 
I made a few changes too.  
I always have trouble with that area.  
It seems that no matter what I put there 
it ends up being the drop off zone for 
mail, phone chargers, purses (mine),  etc... 
But, I still like it to be pretty.
While I was replanting my Pothos plant, 
which is the easiest plant in the world to take care of btw, 
I snipped a few stems off 
and stuck them a glass jelly jar 
inside my copper watering can.  
Remember when you used to start plants that way?  
Does anyone still do that?  
I remember as a kid being amazed 
when the roots would appear!  

I tried to keep the buffet top simple 
with a white platter, my cutie cow, 
the copper can and the copper planter.  
I weeded out all of the aqua dishes 
that I had up above and kept only the white ironstone.  
Nice and neat!  

For now that is...  

Until Next Time, 

Come back and see where else 
my Blue and White is appearing,

Beaux R'eves,

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