Last Minute Gift Suggestions + Celtic Music!

December 21, 2018

I visited several more stores yesterday, asking the owners for gift suggestions. I’ve learned some important things: 1) We have some great stores, filled with interesting merchandise. 2) We have very nice merchants. 3) I am no videographer. It’s been fun! Get some good gift ideas from:

Period Six Studio
Meyer Hardware
Creekside Jewelers
Avenue Gifts
Red Wagon Gift & Garden Shop
Earth Sweet Botanicals
Baby Doe’s Clothing
Spinster Sisters
…or Watch All 8!


Speaking of Meyer Hardware, they will be hosting their annual Celtic Music concert, featuring Jerry Barlow, tomorrow from 12-2PM.

Meyer Hardware  |  1103 Arapahoe  |  303-279-3393  |  Map

Holiday BBQ Party at State-38

December 20, 2018

State-38 Distilling is having a Holiday BBQ Party tomorrow (Friday December 21st) starting at 3PM.

Free BBQ and last minute holiday shopping party. Join us to celebrate our 6 years in business with free brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage and bbq chicken as we test our our new HUGE Texas custom made smoker. Discount holiday themed cocktails and bottle discounts! We appreciate your support throughout the years, so join us for a damn good time.

If you can’t make it for the party, keep in mind that State-38 is open for tours and tasting every week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 4-6PM.

State-38 Distilling  |  400 Corporate Circle, Suite B  |  (720) 242-7219 |  (map)


Looking for Last-Minute Gift Suggestions?

I called on a few friends downtown yesterday, asking for last-minute gift ideas (and they had some good ones!). See what Avenue Gifts, Earth Sweet Botanicals, Baby Doe’s Clothing, Spinster Sisters, and the Red Wagon have to say about last-minute gift possibilities! Watch all five.

Store owners–let me know if you’d like me to stop by your store for your suggestions!

Holiday Open House

December 8, 2018

The Downtown Merchants are holding their annual Holiday Open House today. They running sales, offering refreshments, and extending their hours. There will be a parade at 10:30, carolers along the Avenue, free Golden Hayrides from 11:30-12:30 and free horse-drawn carriage rides from 12-3.

Here are the specific things I know about in the stores:

Blue Moose Trading Company - Golden Colorado

Blue Moose Trading Company – Super Sock Saturday…25% off all socks!  1299 Washington Ave.

Photos with Santa Claus at Avenue Gifts, 11:30AM-3PM  1212 Washington Ave.

Baby Doe’s – Home treats and warm tea served, 10AM-6PM  1116 Washington Ave.

Pranatonic - Golden CO

PranaTonic – 50% off almost everything in the store. Come get some Christmas gifts. 807 14th St.

Spinster Sisters will be giving 10% of today’s profits to Foothills Animal Shelter

Rockin’ Horse Antiques – Free question and answer period with two of our expert jewelry dealers. Although we don’t do professional appraisals, we can help you gain some knowledge about gems and jewelry. 12-2PM  1106 Washington Ave.

Wild West Traders - Golden COWild West Traders – 50% of Pistol Cases and 25% off all Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars, 10:30AM-7PM  1111 Washington Ave

Gardner History & Preservation selling Golden history calendars from 11AM-3PM  805 13th St.

Fleur-De-Lis Flowers – 10% off centerpieces priced $75 of more…local delivery only. 1106 Washington Ave.  1106 Washington Ave.

Golden Quilt Company – End of Bolt Sale. Take everything on the bolt, and receive 20% off the entire piece!  1108 Washington Ave.

Vital Outdoors – 20% off clothing, footwear, backpacks, helmets, and goggles.

Toad & Co – 20% off select clothing, denim, shoes, Costa sunglasses.

I don’t know the specific offerings, but these stores are also participating in the open house, so make sure you visit them too!

Creekside Jewelers - Golden COCreekside Jewelers – 1206 Washington Ave.
Earth Sweet Botanicals – 1224 Arapahoe St.
Gold Mine Cupcakes – 700 12th St.
Golden Goods – 1201 Washington Ave.
Golden Sweets – 1299 Washington Ave.
Meyer Hardware – 1103 Arapahoe St.
Mountain Lux Candles – 1111 Washington Ave.
Red Wagon – 1118 Washington Ave.
Wings of Eagles – 805 12th St.

Centerpieces and Santa Claus

December 7, 2018

Fleur-de-lis Florist in Golden Colorado

Will you be serving a holiday dinner this year?  Let Fleur-De-Lis Flowers craft a beautiful floral centerpiece.  Enjoy 10% off a Christmas Centerpiece of $75 or more if ordered no later than tomorrow (Saturday 12/8). Local delivery only!

Fleur-De-Lis Flowers | 1106 Washington Avenue | 303-279-7672 | map

Santa Claus at the Railroad MuseumTomorrow will be a wildly busy day for Santa Claus. He’s scheduled to visit several places, some of them simultaneously. But really–isn’t that the skill he’s known for?

8-10AM Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Table Mountain Inn
9AM-12PM Sunflower Santa: crafts, refreshments, and photo ops at the new Sunflower Bank
10AM-3PM Biker Breakfast with Santa and his elves at Avalanche Harley Davidson
10AM-2PM Santa at the Station (Colorado Railroad Museum)
10:30-11AM Santa will be in the Olde Golden Christmas Parade
11AM-1PM Pictures with Santa and cookie decorating at the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
11:30AM-3PM Photos with Santa at Avenue Gifts
11:30AM-1PM Santa at the Smokehouse: Lunch with Santa at the Old Capitol Grill

 

All Things Golden

October 15, 2018

Becky Pearson prints, available at Avenue Gifts - Golden, Colorado

Avenue Gifts is the place to find all things Golden.  They carry the Becky Pearson Golden series in both prints and notecards.  They’re also the only place in town that sells Golden postcards.  They have Golden sweatshirts and Coors merchandise.  And they are the exclusive outlet for those hard-to-find, discontinued Golden Christmas ornaments.

Here’s another great thing about Avenue Gifts:  they giftwrap!  If you buy an item in the store, they giftwrap for free.  If you buy an item somewhere else, they giftwrap for a very nominal charge.  What an easy way to handle gift-buying!

Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map

Shop, Save, Savor the Season at a Sidewalk Sale!

September 12, 2018

Sidewalk Sale - Golden Colorado

The City’s tourism program, Visit Golden, is sponsoring a Sidewalk Sale this Saturday from 10AM-5PM:

Join us for an exciting one-day sidewalk sale! Come and enjoy great deals, fashion, and refreshments. Fall is the perfect season to browse and discover all the areas to shop in Golden. Liven up your shopping experience with fresh air, mountain views and a cool, friendly local vibe at the fall Sidewalk Sale.  Shop Golden! 

The current list of participating stores is: Avenue Gifts, Baby Doe’s Clothing, Blue Moose Trading Company, Bumps & Bundles Consignment, Creekside Jewelers, Earth Sweet Botanicals, Golden Goods, Golden Himalaya, Golden River Sports, Golden Rock Shop, Golden Sweets, Icelantic Skis, Marrygrams, Mountain Lux Candles, Period Six Studio, Powder7, Red Wagon Boutique and Garden Shoppe, Rockin’ Horse Antiques, Runners High, Spinster Sisters Co., Spirits in the Wind Gallery, The Clothes Mine, Toad&Co, Truly BoHotique, Vital Outdoors, and Wings of Eagles.

To see whether any new ones have been added, click here.

LAST CHANCE for Carriage Rides, Music, and Evening Shopping in Downtown Golden

August 31, 2018

Carriage Rides - Golden Colorado

This is the very last night to enjoy free carriage rides, live music on the street, and sales, specials, and samples in the stores. If you’ve been telling yourself all summer that you were going to get downtown for one of these Golden Weekend events, tonight is your last chance! 

Carriage Rides

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM. Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Music

ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM
GOLDEN WEEKENDS (Music on Washington Ave.), 5-8PM
Austin Williamson Music @ Icelantic (modern rock pop with a little funk)
Jeff Miguel @ Baby Does (smooth saxophone)
JOLYNN’S FOOD AND SPIRITS – Jon Eric Farmer, 6-9PM
OLD CAPITOL GRILL & SMOKEHOUSE – Shawn Nelson (americana, folk, country rock), 6:30 – 9:30PM
WRIGLEY’S CHICAGO BAR & GRILL – 3eatles, 5-9PM

Specials in the Stores

Avenue Gifts | 1212 Washington | 303-279-0200 | Map
Samples locally made salsa 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Refreshments in the store and selling luminaria as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
10% off all Socks!
Creekside Jewelers | 1206 Washington Ave | 303-279-4246 | Map
40% off Bulova, Caravelle, and Citizen watches
Earth Sweet Botanicals  |  1224 Arapahoe St  |  303-278-1260  |  Map
Get the SKIN-NY on Skincare – have a quick cocktail hour with a healthy drink and some nibbles while we spend time discussing everything from skin care, ingredients, treatments and supplements. 6-8PM FREE!
Golden Goods | 1201 Washington Ave | (303) 216-2123 | Map
Large assortment of t-shirts and apparel on clearance!
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mountain Lux Candles | 1111 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 |720-908-8950 | Map
The “End Of Summer Sale” has started at Mountain Lux Candles: The best of Summer is coming to an end and the summer scented premium soy candles are on sale for $15 while supplies last. While you’re in the shop, you can explore the new Fall scents too!
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop | 1118 Washington Ave. | 303-278-3994 | Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters | 1116 Washington Ave | 303.827.9371 | Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Biggest sale of the year – up to 40% OFF!
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Biggest sale of the year – up to 40% OFF!

Golden Weekends, Sample and Sales, Music, Carriage Rides, and Star Wars

August 24, 2018

Weekends in Golden Colorado

Golden Weekends are almost over.  We only have this weekend and next Friday night, August 31st, to enjoy free carriage rides, live music on the street, and sales, specials, and samples in the stores.  If you’ve been telling yourself all summer that you were going to get downtown for one of these events, delay no longer! 

The carriages will be going from 6-8PM and the street musicians will be playing from 5-8PM both nights.  Tonight is also Movies and Music in the Park, featuring La Pompe Jazz and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Avenue Gifts - Golden ColoradoAvenue Gifts | 1212 Washington | 303-279-0200 | Map
Samples locally made salsa 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Refreshments in the store and selling luminaria as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
Stop by and pick up a gift card for yourself or a loved one!
Creekside Jewelers | 1206 Washington Ave | 303-279-4246 | Map
40% off Bulova, Caravelle, and Citizen watches
Golden Goods | 1201 Washington Ave | (303) 216-2123 | Map
20% off camp chairs
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mountain Lux Candles | 1111 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 |720-908-8950 | Map
The “End Of Summer Sale” has started at Mountain Lux Candles: The best of Summer is coming to an end and the summer scented premium soy candles are on sale for $15 while supplies last. While you’re in the shop, you can explore the new Fall scents too!
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop | 1118 Washington Ave. | 303-278-3994 | Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters | 1116 Washington Ave | 303.827.9371 | Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map
Navajo folk art 20%off Friday and Saturday 5-8PM

Carriage Rides

Both Nights –
Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM. Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Movies and Music in Parfet Park

Friday –
Movies and Music in the Park La Pompe Jazz starting at 7PM and Star Wars: The Last Jedi starting at dusk.

Music Downtown

Friday:
Ace Hi Tavern | 1216 Washington Ave | 303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Britta K (teen artist with showcase of pop rock and Disney covers), 5-8PM
Barrels and Bottles  |  600 12th Street  |  720-328-3643  |  Map
Giant Zero, 6:30PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – 1111 Miners Alley – 303-993-7174 – Map
Ryan Flores, 8PM
Icelantic Skis | 1300 Washington Ave. | 303-670-6804 | Map
Alec Ryan at the corner by Icelantic (keyboards & vocals of modern pop covers), 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse | 1122 Washington Avenue | 303-279-6390 | Map
Lark & Lion (pop country acoustic), 6:30-9:30PM

Saturday:
Ace Hi Tavern | 1216 Washington Ave | 303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Theresa Peterson (folk modern rock) , 5-8PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – 1111 Miners Alley – 303-993-7174 – Map
K T-Rex Duo, 8PM
Icelantic Skis | 1300 Washington Ave. | 303-670-6804 | Map
Bill McKay (modern, jam, and popular rock blend on keyboard), 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse | 1122 Washington Avenue | 303-279-6390 | Map
Adam Lopez (honky tonk rockabilly w/ rock covers), 6:30-9:30PM

Sales, Music, Carriage Rides, and Coco…. You need to come downtown.

August 17, 2018

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Carriage Rides - Golden Colorado

Summer is waning and school has started, but some of our best summer traditions are still before us.  We have 2-1/2 more weeks of Golden Weekends, with carriage rides, street music, late hours, sales, samples, and specials in the stores.  The weekly shindig happens this Friday and Saturday, next Friday and Saturday, and Friday night, August 31st.  (After that you’ll have to wait for Olde Golden Christmas for your next carriage ride.)

Tonight is also Movies and Music in the Park, featuring Fiesta Colorado and Coco.  Saturday and Sunday, we’re having the Golden Fine Arts Festival, and Sunday night is the annual free concert by the Jefferson Symphony in Parfet Park.

Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map
Samples of local food products and beautiful 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Refreshments in the store and selling luminaria as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
Torched Hot Sauce Sampling and 10% off all Torched Products
Café 13 | 1301 Arapahoe St. | 303-278-2225 | Map
Art show featuring local artists
Creekside Jewelers  | 1206 Washington Ave  |  303-279-4246  |  Map
40% off Bulova, Caravelle, and Citizen watches
Golden Goods  |  1201 Washington Ave  |  (303) 216-2123  |  Map
20% off camping chairs
Golden Quilt Company | 1108 Washington Avenue | Golden, CO  80401 | 303-277-0717  |  Map
End of bolt sale: 20% discount if you purchase the fabric remaining on any bolt
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop  |  1118 Washington Ave.  |  303-278-3994  |  Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Ave |  303.827.9371 |  Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map
Artist visit and show – Jordyn Payne impressionist landscapes
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Summer Sale – up to 30% off your favorite summer styles
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Save 30% on select summer styles and gear!

Entertainment

Both Nights –

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM.  Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Play – Lend Me a Tenor, 7:30PM
Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

Friday –

Movies and Music in the Park Friday Night – dance performance by Fiesta Colorado at 7PM, Coco starting at dusk.

Friday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Icelantic Skis  |  1300 Washington Ave.  |  303-670-6804  |  Map
Tony Dollar (acoustic pop, rock, reggae blend), 5-8PM
Mountain Lux Candles | 1111 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 |720-908-8950 | Map
Matt Weatherbee & the Gnarbillies (rockabilly), 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Russ Knight (creative rock covers, warm vocals, solid acoustic), 6:30-9:30PM

Saturday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Gold Mine Cupcakes  |  700 12th St. #130  |  720-328-9531 |  Map
Jubilant Bridge (duo using several string instruments with vocals), 5-8PM
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Theresa Peterson (folk modern rock) , 5-8PM
Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map
Dee Dee and the Shakers, 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Kerri Lick (Blues & Jazz & a little Rockabilly), 6:30-9:30PM

Sales, Music, Carriage Rides, Hayride, Movie in the Park in Downtown Golden!

August 10, 2018

Golden Weekends - Live Music and Carriage

The merchants are celebrating Golden Weekends this Friday and Saturday.  Come downtown to enjoy sales, samples, specials, carriage rides, hayrides, live music, and a movie in the park!  Most of the stores will be open until 8PM.  Here’s what’s happening downtown on August 10th & 11th:

Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map
Samples of local food products and beautiful 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
Jerky sampling and 10% discount on all Sweetwood Products
Creekside Jewelers  | 1206 Washington Ave  |  303-279-4246  |  Map
Any purchase all day Friday 20% off Regular price items in stock only. Excluding clearance and Estate jewelry.
Golden Goods  |  1201 Washington Ave  |  (303) 216-2123  |  Map
Select adult and child t-shirts on clearance. Children’s water toys (water guns and inflatable water toys) on sale.
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop  |  1118 Washington Ave.  |  303-278-3994  |  Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Ave |  303.827.9371 |  Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map
Meet Ray Van Cleve, Santa Fe Artist, 18kt Gold & Sterling Silver
Array of Fine Sterling & Precious Natural Stone Jewelry – Show & Sale
Demonstrations on Sterling Silver Bead Making – Seminar on Turquoise and Preparation
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Summer Sale – up to 30% off your favorite summer styles
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Save 30% on select summer styles and gear!

Entertainment

Friday –

Movies and Music in the Park Friday Night – Stone Beat Invasion at 7PM, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along starting at dusk.

Both Nights –

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM.  Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Hayrides by The Golden Hayride from 5:30-7:30PM.  Sponsored by the Golden Chamber.  Board at the Visitors Center, 10th & Washington.

Play – Lend Me a Tenor, 7:30
Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

 

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Live Music on the Sidewalks

Friday –

Donnie Young @ Icelantic (country rock blues blend)
Muriel & the Deanos @Mountain Lux (fun & interesting covers, modern pop)

Saturday –

Jubilant Bridge @ Spirits in the Wind (duo using several string instruments with vocals)
Russ Knight @ Baby Does (creative modern covers with warm vocals)

Live Music in the Breweries, Bars, & Restaurants:

Friday –

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Ashton Lee (classic rock country blues blend)
Barrels and Bottles | 600 12th Street | 720-328-3643 | Map
Jon E. Farmer Solo, 6:30PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy | 1111 Miners Alley | 303-993-7174 – Map
Algorhythm Trio, 8PM

Saturday –

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Martin Gabriel (indie acoustic rock)
Table Mountain Inn | 1310 Washington Avenue | 303-216-8040 | Map
TBD, 6-9PM