You guys! I am so used to finding local business owner to feature and shine the spotlight on that when Voyage Denver reached out to me to do a feature article on little ol' me... I was shocked and flattered! If you have ever wondered how and why I started Denver Housewives in the City... read all about it here:
Leah's feature in Voyage Denver
It's no secret that I have a shopping habit (we're not going to call it a problem) and that I love me some Nordies (aka Nordstrom). Their cosmetics counter and shoe department are well known by my bank account. Every now and then I get to attend some fun and exclusive events that they throw and this Master Beauty Class was one of them. Kevin is the host and MC for the semi-annual Trend Show that Nordstrom throws at the Park Meadows location. He is a freakin RIOT y'all. He had us cracking up the whole time and it was more entertaining to watch him than it was to learn about the new makeup trends and techniques he was showing us. They treated us to some fun drinks, lemon macarons and some awesome goodies and sales! If you want to come play with us next time, just comment below and I will touch base!
Kaia Gerber at R13’s Spring 2019 runway. GETTY IMAGES
I am not the biggest fashion trendsetter but I like checking in on trends to see what is happening! Funny enough, I never really thought too much about how and why clothes were designed the way they were... until I watched The Devil Wears Prada! I did some real life research into how true that movies depiction was of "the devil" and it was really interesting and fun to learn about the ins and outs of the fashion industry! Needless to say, I have been a bit more turned in ever since. I have a very bold and eclectic taste in design and art, so I have a very wide variety of "looks".
This list of summer trends from Elle showcase some fun looks (I am really digging the California Cool) and some oldies but goodies ( Hello.... square toed shoes... 1998 is calling!).
Check their list of summer fashion fun here:
Summer Fashion Trends - 2019
Are you looking for a spot to watch some incredible fireworks this year? Our friends at 9News have put together a list of 99 locations to see some exciting displays with your family!
Find the list here: Watch all the Fireworks!
Do you all know who Ree Drummond is? The Pioneer Woman? Some of you may know her from Food Network but I know her from 2007. When blogs were a HOT commodity and people subscribed to them left and right.... I stumbled across her blog and found some friends who had done the same thing. Soon, there was a group of us that would have monthly dinner parties where we would each bring a dish, that was derived from Ree's blog, and share it potluck style.
This... is Penne A La Betsy (Betsy is Ree's BFF!). This is one of the first things I made and fell in love with and I want you to do the same. This recipe was first posted in 2007 and I make it as often as I can.
Find it here: Penne A La Betsy
It's been almost 3 years since I started the Denver Chapter of Housewives in the City. The photo shown above is from my first event in 2016! I have had the privilege of attending so many amazing events, featuring some of the best restaurants and have met some of the BEST women in business!
While I am thinking hard about an amazing 3 year anniversary party... take a look back at the first photo album from my first monthly Ladies Night Out event here! A Look Back - October 2016
There are SO many things to do in Denver this weekend... including PRIDE FEST!
Now that the weather is warming up, there are so many things happening in and around Denver, it is hard to keep up! Let your fingers do the walking and scroll through the list of what Westword has found for all of us to pick from!
What to do in Denver this weekend!
I know there are a lot of people out there that don't LOVE cheese... but I don't understand how. Cheese is LIFE. Cheese fondue, cheese nachos, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese. It is a perfect snack, it adds flavor to pasta dishes, you can make incredible cheese boards... hard and sharp cheese or soft and miraculous triple cream brie.
What is your favorite cheese and your favorite way of eating it?
I am going to be visiting new spots around town this summer that have fancy cheese specials and menus! Stay tuned!
I want to keep this simple because far too often we focus on having the day off of work, what barbecues we are attending and who can make the best potato salad.
This day is not one to forget the meaning and history of.
Thanks to all for their service and sacrifice.
Learn the history of Memorial Day here.
Hi There! I am Leah Ryan, Lead Publisher and Social Media + Event Coordinator for Housewives in the City here in Denver, Colorado! I have lived in Colorado my entire life, born and raised. My family has some deep Colorado roots and I am fascinated with anything related to Colorado History!
I love to spend time with my boyfriend, cook, read, use my creativity in every aspect possible and if there is a puppy around... that is where my attention will be! Please come introduce yourself to me if you see me out and about and especially at one of our monthly Ladies Night Out events! XOXO - Leah