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As you may have heard, I was lucky enough to do a blog post for ModCloth all about Denver!  ModCloth's pop-up shop, or ModCloth IRL, is coming to Denver NEXT WEEK, so that was what prompted the Denver promotion on ModCloth's blog ;)  I'm super excited, and if you're in the area you should be too!  

There's only so much space on for the content, so I thought I'd share some of the photos they didn't use because Denver really is a dynamic city!  Plus, I'm working on catching up with content after my crazy July, so win-win :-p

They used a different (and admittedly better) shot of Union Station that I shot, but I still like this one too.  It shows the city off a little more.  Union Station was kind of--excuse me--a dump until about two years ago when it got completely renovated.  It's now a first class public transportation waiting area, and it even has bars and restaurants that even locals like to frequent!  Wedding photography is very popular here and we've recently added a train to the airport, making Denver feel like a major city!
Baseball is my favorite and luckily I was allowed to talk about it in my ModCloth post!  They used a shot of me in front of the gates in (pseudo) Rockies colors while I talked about how Coors Field is amazing.  It's right in the city and has views of both the city and the mountains (both, depending on where your seats are) and is something to see even if you're not a baseball fan!

 I also talked at length about Red Rocks in the post, but not a ton of photos were used.  For those who may not know, Red Rocks is a natural outdoor amphitheater so it's a concert venue.  But it's also a place to hike, work out on the steps (see the 4th photo down), and has a museum featuring any event and/or musician that has played there.  Plus, it's super beautiful!

Off hand, I have seen Kings of Leon, MGMT, Janelle Monae, The Whigs, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Death Cab for Cutie, Hall and Oates, Vampire Weekend, Of Monsters and Men, and probably more I'm not remembering immediately!  

 As beautiful as Red Rocks is, I'm a sucker for smaller venues.  Here's some of the best ones Denver has to offer that I caught on camera, all conveniently on the same "colorful" road that is Colfax.  (Colfax is known for crackheads, simply put.  But then there's great music venues and as of lately there's been increasingly great bars and restaurants being put in.  I guess it's nice to feel safe in that hood now, but if it ever completely improves I'm going to miss seeing random ladies moon everyone in the street, dodging people from my car as they walk into moving traffic, or the homeless calling me "Cinderella". ::tear::)
The hardest shots for me to get was the food and brewery aspects of Denver.  I'm NO food photographer, and was running around like a crazy person the few days I had to do this shot with barely any time to eat, ha!  And, I'm only an occasional drinker due to health restrictions so beer wasn't on the menu either.  I made the best of it with a photo of Denver Beer Company, a place where almost all of my friends met but next to never go anymore haha and that made the post.  But I'm a metalhead at heart so I also took photos of the metal breweries (they play metal music that even Shazaam doesn't recognize half the time).  
So if you ever get the chance to visit Denver, I highly recommend it!  It has so much to offer and I only covered a fraction of it!  What's special about the city YOU live in?
~Lauren-Blair Donovan



  1. Denver is so fun! I love Red Rocks, too- what an amazing view!

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  2. Sounds like you had great time on that event, Lauren definately, Denver looks like amazing city to visit, especially the view from auditiorium is just breathtaking, I'm impressed ;)

  3. Congrats! What a great post. That striped rainbow dress is stunning!

  4. Have to see Denver now! Red Rocks would be fantastic! It so cool Modcloth featured you
    Hope you're having a fab week!


  5. I've never visited, but Red Rocks would definitely be first on my to-do list. I love the vintage swimsuit and your striped dress--Modcloth chose well!

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  6. There are lots of different things in your city, what a great place! :) Red rocks just looks awesome.

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  7. I just read the ModCloth post! Well done, Lauren! It was amazing! And it was fun to see the additional photos here (I personally liked how you put the photos together here)! I especially liked getting to see Red Rocks - very cool! I've always wanted to visit Denver and you've made me want to visit it even more!


  8. What a great post. It looks fabulous there. I love your striped dress. Gemma x

  9. I am so so so so happy for you Lauren! Congrats again on the ModCloth post. I just read it and loved the article. So well done! Excellent job with the photos and all of the information. It's fun to see all of these different spots since I've never been to Denver...yet!

  10. A friend of mine just visited Denver and saw a show at Red Rocks. You saw some great acts there and red rocks is definitely on my concert bucket list! Congrats on the mod cloth post too!


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  11. I've never been to Denver before, so it was great getting a glimpse of it with your photos, which are amazing, btw! It reminds me a lot of Williamsburg, Brooklyn (NY). If you've never been, you'd feel a bit at home :) I love that colorful striped dress you wore here, too, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend!



  12. Love the pictures of Denver! That striped dress is so cute!!

  13. This is such a great post, Lauren and it felt like you're giving your readers a mini tour on Denver which looks like a beautiful city that has plenty to explore.

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  14. Such a beautiful city! I'd love to visit Denver one day!
    Adi xx

  15. I like your name change dear and your "About Me" change. We have a lot in common:) These pics of Denver are so bright and lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  16. Such a nice place.I'm really loving the pictures.I love how bright and beautiful the images are.

  17. Looks like a wonderful place darling and you look stunning! <3 xxx
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  18. Thanks for sharing those pics. What an amazing city! I'd love to visit Denver one day

  19. So fun to see Denver through your eyes! Congrats again on the ModCloth post. I know they must be pleased.

    Amy Ann
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  20. What an awesome looking city! I've never been to Denver myself, but my husband was there earlier this year for the first time ever (on a brief work trip) and hugely enjoyed the city, its cuisine and the friendly locals. Hopefully I can follow in his footsteps and visit one day, too.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  21. me gusta mucho este post! sigue viajando, siendo bella y compartiendo los posts más interesantes! besos, guapa.

  22. Such a great post, Denver looks like a wonderful city! Love that striped rainbow dress too, so pretty! x

  23. Wow! Denver sounds like an amazing place to be. I love reading these extra things about Denver that didn't make it into the Modcloth post and I love looking through your pics. :) My town Hayward is much smaller. Things that it boasts is that it is nearly exactly midway between both San Francsico and San Jose and is in fact right smack dab in the middle of the whole bay area. One of my favorite things about it is that our recently resurging downtown area has a movie theater, an afternoon tea room, a vintage clothing store, a vintage home furniture store, a vintage reproduction dress shop, and just recently added an 80's vintage arcade! I tell my husband all it needs now is a cat cafe and I'd be seriously living the dream! <3 ;)

  24. Cool photos! You have nice blog. Would you like to follow each other?

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  25. Damn Red Rocks looks so epic!!!! The way they designed it and the scenery is wicked!

  26. You look amazing in this suit! Your hair is so Gorgeous too:)

  27. Enjoy your visit to Denver..hope you have a great time while you are here..furnace repair

  28. What a great post. It looks fabulous there..what a great place..!
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