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A MOVE TO DENVER

January 13, 2016

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It’s been really quiet around here for the last month or so and I figured it was probably time I tell you all why. My family and I moved from New York City to Denver, Colorado at the first of the year. It’s something that we have been talking about doing for awhile, but once it happened it happened fast and I think that I am still recovering from the shock of it all. I am not sure if I have ever felt so at home as I did in NYC and I am still mourning the loss of my life there. That being said, Denver is already starting to grow on me. Not only are we much closer to family, but my children love the access to a backyard and the outdoors. Life really is just so much easier here.

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We have only been here about a week so I havn’t had a chance to explore much of what the city has to offer yet, but I would love your suggestions. I am planning a trip to Fancy Tiger Crafts soon, but if you know of any other places that I must explore, whether sewingΒ related or not, please let me know!

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34 Comments

  • Reply Carolyn January 13, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    That’s a huge move! Wishing you all the best as you explore your new home and plant some new roots!

  • Reply Amy L January 13, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    Wow – that’s a big change! Wishing you well in the new city!

  • Reply Mimi Jackson January 13, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Whoa, what a change! Hope you continue to love it there, and have a wonderful transition to your new surroundings!!

  • Reply Marilla January 13, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Such a big change and I can totally relate. I moved from a city I really loved (before kids) to where I am now, but I couldn’t move back now that I know the kids are near family and we have a house with a garden. It really makes things easier on you, although it is difficult to adjust. Fancy tiger crafts will maybe help soften the blow πŸ˜‰ I wish you all the best xxx

  • Reply Maddie January 13, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Moving is exciting, scary, thrilling and adventurous all at the same time. I’m sad that we never got to connect in NYC, but maybe I’ll teach a workshop in CO!

  • Reply Daniela S. January 13, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    How exciting! New places to explore, new people to meet and more backyard to play in. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Charlie Wensley January 13, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Oh wow. That’s a huge huge move and I can imagine hard to leave somewhere you were so happy. We have just committed to staying in NYC indefinitely and I know how hard the decision making is and with all that NYC has to offer I’m glad we decided to stay although am definitely ruing the lack of garden and ease of being outdoors moving back to England would have allowed. Denver sounds like a wonderful city and great for children. Wishing you so so much happiness and luck and I wish I’d been able to meet you in person whilst you were in Brooklyn!

  • Reply Amy January 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    My hometown! Denver is great, I’m sure you’ll grow to love it in no time. Fancy Tiger Crafts is definitely a highlight! Here are a few of my other favorite places:

    Places to Go: Tattered Cover Bookstore, The Mayan Theater, Museum of Nature & Science, The Source, and you must take your kids to the Wizard’s Chest for games & toys!

    Stuff to Eat: Euclid Hall, Sweet Action Ice Cream, D Bar, Watercourse Foods, Biker Jim’s, Cherry Cricket

    Enjoy!

  • Reply Michelle January 13, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    WOW! That’s an exciting move! Denver is an incredible city. The downtown is small, but it’s got a lot to offer. And, the access to nature is completely unparalleled. I’m sure that it will start to feel like home once you get settled.

  • Reply Nicole T January 13, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Amazing! Denver is on our list of places worth leaving NYC for, as well. I hope you love it though we will all miss you here!

  • Reply Amanda January 13, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    I hope you and your family love Colorado! That is a huge change and I was curious as to why you hadn’t posted for a while. I second a visit to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Children’s Museum is great. I haven’t been to the Colorado History museum but I keep meaning to make a trip. The Denver Art Museum is fun, and kids get in free. Be sure to pick up the kids backpack – they loan them out for free – which are loaded with fun kid activities to go along with the exhibits. In addition to Fancy Tiger, Colorado Fabrics and Allyn’s are also worth a visit. I’ve never been to Fabric Bliss but it might be a fun stop too. The whole Front Range is full of outdoor adventure as well!

  • Reply Nikki January 13, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Denver is my home town!!! I miss it so much! For sure your best source of fabrics will be Colorado Fabrics in Littleton. Enjoy your new home, it has so much to offer!! And since the lotto money there goes to parks, there are endless cool parks and free water parks for your daughter to enjoy. The parks are one of the things we miss the most. Check out Stapleton Central park, it’s super fun. Anyway, I could go on and on! Email me if you want to chat more about Denver! eatpraydiffuse(at)gmail(dot)com. Cheers πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren January 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    I lived in Denver for five years and went to the University of Denver for grad school! I don’t have many suggestions as it’s been a long time, but I did hang out at Washington Park ALL the time. I’m sure it will grow on you more and more, and you will love it! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Reply Lisa G January 13, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Wow, what a huge change! We’ve moved our family cross country several times, so I know what an ordeal that is. Best wishes as you all get settled in!

  • Reply Christy January 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Wow! Such a big move with kids. I’m sure being closer to family will help, especially with the big transition. Enjoy and good luck!

  • Reply Elena (@randomly_happy) January 13, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Gosh. Moving is such a full on task, especially with kids in tow. I hope you’re taking the time to settle in and acclimatise. As outgoing as I am I’ve always found it takes a few months to get settled in.

  • Reply Katie January 13, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    How fun! I love Denver. Both my daughters were born there. I was just thinking today that I miss the Museum of Nature and Science. It was lots of fun!

    Go eat at Snooze! It’s so yummy!

    Fancy Tiger is awesome! You’ll love it. Denver is so much fun!

  • Reply Ken S. January 13, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    I don’t know if anyone has suggested this yet. There are about 2600 meetup groups around Denver. Checkout meetup.Com.

  • Reply Joanna January 13, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Elfriede’s Fabrics in Boulder (!!!), the Dushanbe Tea House, Brown Palace Hotel for afternoon tea, Boulder’s Pearl Street pedestrian area…..

  • Reply kristin January 13, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Oh how exciting! Sad too, to leave the place you have called home for years, but still…Denver seems rad. Lots of cool creative gals live there! I’m excited for you. πŸ™‚

  • Reply sandy January 14, 2016 at 5:56 AM

    Welcome to Denver. The best fabric store is Colorado Fabrics.

  • Reply Sallie January 14, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Congratulations Kelli and family! Such a big move – it must feel like a total whirlwind. I’ve never been to Denver, but it seems like such a great city with a really vibrant community. I look forward to discovering vicariously through you! Big hugs to all as you settle in!

  • Reply Rae January 14, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Oh my goodness!! That’s HUGE! Good luck settling in and thanks for the update!
    xoxo

  • Reply Heather January 14, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Wow!! What a big change! I’m sure you’ll miss NYC but Denver will be great too!

  • Reply Lisa January 15, 2016 at 7:07 AM

    We were just there for a wedding! Fancy Tiger was even better than I imagined. We also ate at The Denver Biscuit Company, which was fun, and Jamie from Fancy Tiger recommended Crema for a good coffee shop. We never made it to that one, but I hope you do. Revamp was a cool store, too. I hope the move went well. Don’t feel bad about feeling sad, and give yourself 6 months to a year to really adjust. Basically, be gentle with yourself. Moving is exciting, but also hard, sad, and happy all in one.

  • Reply Sonja January 15, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Miss you so much already, but I love seeing photos of you guys in your new city!

  • Reply Sewer January 15, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Haven’t been there in a looooooooooooong while, but I always enjoyed The Tattered Cover Bookstore.

  • Reply Kalle January 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    How exciting! We made a major relocation a few years ago, too, and it has been nothing but good changes. I wish the same for your family! I look forward to seeing how your new space inspires your future designs.

  • Reply Jen January 17, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    You should definitely meet up with Steph (makesthethings) and Sarah (anelementallife) when you get a chance. They are some of the best humans out there and total Denver experts. Hope you guys settle in well and enjoy your new city <3

  • Reply Ann January 17, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    I think others have already mentioned the fabric stores I’m aware of. What I’d like to mention are the mountains!

    Beautiful in the summertime. Lots of festivals and so many places to go for day drives. You can pretty much find somewhere different to go every weekend.

    Enjoy!

  • Reply Vicki January 18, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    I’ve only visited Denver, but always enjoyed it. Be sure to look up a bookstore by the name of The Tattered Cover. When driving from Texas to Breckenridge or Fort Collins, I’d detour and stop in. It was always worth the extra time added on to an already long drive. Moving is always an adjustment and NYC to Denver is a probably a bit different. Have fun exploring your new home.

  • Reply Lisa January 21, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Good Luck to you and your Family!
    Lucky you … Denver is a crafty place to be!!!

  • Reply Rory February 14, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Yay for you! I also live in Denver. Here are some of my favorite places — Colorado Fabrics (I’ve seen Mondo from Project Runway here several times.), Ellfriede’s in Boulder (the owner is an amazing and fascinating seamstress), Fancy Tiger (of course). When the weather is better, make a trip to Colorado Springs and go to Garden of the Gods and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (where the kids can feed giraffes). Favorite restaurants include Wild Ginger (Thai) in Littleton, El Taco de Mexico (don’t be put off my some of the more traditional offerings and modest restaurant), Snooze, The Punch Bowl and Hornet are right by Fancy Tiger. Ohhh, I could go on for so much longer.

  • Reply Lola February 16, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    moves are scary, but i feel that there comes a point where you kind of outgrow new york. it will always be my home since i was raised there, but im also about to head out of there pretty soon.
    im a bit jealous that you’re in denver! it always seems so exciting and full of artistic potential

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