WHAT I WORE // From left: Zara puffer jacket (old – similar here), J BRAND Jeans, Rag & Bone Booties, Celine Sunglasses // Prada puffer jacket (old – similar here), Club Monaco Sweater (old – similar here), J BRAND Jeans, Ugg Boots, Celine Sunglasses
WHAT I WORE // From left: Prada puffer jacket (old – similar here), Rag & Bone sweater, Citizens of Humanity Jeans, Ugg Boots // Zara puffer jacket (old – similar here), Nordstrom sweater (old), J BRAND Jeans, Celine Sunglasses
Have you all had a chance to watch my vlog from Telluride? I’m pretty proud of this first attempt, but would love to hear what y’all think for future travel videos! Click here to watch it and comment below the video with your feedback – you can also give the video a thumbs up if you loved it! In addition to that video, I wanted to share where we stayed, where we ate and what I loved most about Telluride! Here’s a little guide for your next trip…
The New Sheridan – this is where we stayed! It was so conveniently situated right in the heart of Telluride. It’s just a couple short blocks from the free gondola into Mountain Village and steps away from the best restaurants and bars in town! The rooms were cozy and quiet too, which was nice after long days on the slopes. One of my favorite parts about the hotel though, was the free access to a fully stocked gym down the street! We were able to completely stick to our workouts while away, which was really nice. Most of the time I have to modify BBG because the gyms are so small or don’t have all the right equipment!
Madeline Hotel – we had originally hoped to stay at this hotel, but in order to keep the trip moderately priced we decided to stay in Telluride instead of Mountain Village at the Madeline Hotel. If you prefer a luxe touch when you travel, check out this beautiful ski-in-and-out spot! It’s part of the Auberge family, so you know it’s the real deal.
EAT & DRINK
There – If you’re looking for a truly unique and hip dining experience, definitely make a reservation at there. They’ve got some incredibly unusual (but delicious) drinks, loads of yummy shareable plates and some mean Brussels sprouts. Seriously, do NOT leave without ordering the Brussels sprouts!! PS – if you’re not charmed by the handsome bartender (Will, I believe his name was?), there might be something wrong with you. Such a fun atmosphere and outstanding food! We also heard the Thai restaurant across the street is awesome too!
Allred’s – This place is a must, even if a little touristy. There’s no other place to get the full beautiful view of Telluride! We had a reservation for dinner, but ended up just eating in the bar for a more casual atmosphere after watching the sun set. We ordered the shishito peppers to start and ordered this spicy cauliflower dish for dinner that was SO tasty!
Tomboy Tavern – For a bite before, during or après skiing, this is a great casual go-t0! They have some really tasty salads (try the house greens with spice pepitas or the baby kale & quinoa – both so good!), and some gluttonous options too – like short rib mac ‘n cheese, truffle fries, etc. On a sunny day try to snag a table outside (wear your ski jacket!), or cozy up by the fire inside by the bar. Either way, you’ll get a great meal and yummy cocktails to warm you up!
Smugglers – we happened in here on accident after arriving at La Marmotte a bit too early, and ended up coming here for dinner the next night! It’s definitely got more of a sports bar attitude, but they’ve got a diverse menu (I ordered a salad with goat cheese and truffled honey for dinner!!!), and great drinks. You absolutely must order the bacon, cheddar and chive tater tots as a starter. LIFE CHANGING.
La Marmotte – This was one of the nicer dinners we had in Telluride! It’s a quaint little French restaurant right across the street from Smugglers. A great selection of wine + tasty dishes like Coq au Vin and panko + parmesan crusted lamp shank. PS – the Ahi Tuna Carpaccio was out of this world amazing! Definitely a good spot for a date night!
Bon Vivante – When you’re up on the mountain skiing, definitely try to snag a table here for lunch on a pretty day. In addition to a breathtaking view of the mountains around you, they offer heartwarming dishes and drinks like French Onion soup with short rib, spiked hot chocolate, Croque Madame and more!
Goronno Ranch – For a more casual dining experience on the mountain that is also ski-in and ski-out like Bon Vivant, Goronno’s features comfort food like chili, barbecue, sandwiches, and more! They’ve usually got a band playing live music outside, a full bar and lots of seating to kick back and relax before heading out on your next ski run.
I would usually put a “DO” section here, but most people come to Telluride to ski or snowboard during winter, or hike in the summer. Seems a little obvious, don’t you think? With that said, we did discover a bunch of darling shops around town that I wanted to point out:
HOOK – I could have shopped in this store allllll day. They’ve got everything from Dash & Albert rugs to pretty cookbooks, mugs and chocolate made in Colorado! A great place to find gifts or just peruse for yourself. So cute!
MIXX – for unique gifts and cool jewelry, this spot is a must! They weren’t open when we walked by, so next time I visit I’m definitely going back – they were SO many cool things in the window!!
TWO SKIRTS – this store is CUTE. Think Shopbop, but in boutique form. So many pretty sweaters from brands like White & Warren and Chinti & Parker, fun jewelry, dresses and more. They also have an amazing selection of jeans! They fit a lot of stuff into this small space, so make some time to peruse all of the racks!
CashmereRED – if you’re looking for warm sweaters or scarves on your trip, don’t miss this store. They also have some cute socks, fun accessories and some unique home decor pieces too!
WHAT I WORE
You can shop all of the looks I wore on my trip by finding the exact details below each photo above!