Moved to Highlands. Ahh, nice

Hi kids. It’s your Uncle Kyle. No, not that one with the creepy beard and the weird sleepovers.

I’ve been a bit AWOL lately during my much-anticipated move from Westminster/Broomfield and all its white picket fences, new buildings, Home Depots and Cold Stones to the more mellow, laid-back lifestyle of the Highlands. No, not Highlands Ranch. Highlands: 32nd/Lowell. I live a block from the town sqaure.

Sidenote: Check out the Highland Festival tomorrow (June 17) all day up and down 32nd.

I love it here. As a writer that often needs people interaction to be creative, I love the coffee shops (Common Grounds), cheese shops (St. Killians), and great wine stores (Mondo Vino) the small square has to offer. Change that… I friggin’ LOVE it.

Everyday, I walk down with my dog (a neighborhood pre-req) to get my java, walk back and say hello to all the other neighborhood dogs/people on their way to a semi-relaxed day. We buy cheese and wine, eat at the Chipotle or Heidis for lunch and for dinner? Fuggetaboudit… Coral Room, Stellas, Julia Blackbirds, Swim Club 32, Meade St. Three Dogs, 8 Rivers… it’s all right here. Bookstores, Pizza places, swanky knick-knack stores… it rocks. I even got my hair trimmed (not cut — I’m growing it out) by the coolest hairstylist ever — Nickie at Harmony. Get this: She moved from San Diego to Denver (leaving a huge clientele and no prospects in town) to start her own one-chair salon in Highlands. Bought the shop. And it’s always packed. My kinda lady (and the hottest 38yo I’ve ever seen).

It’s a great place. Great people. And I’m closer to REI now. Gotta love it. The Highlands.

7 Comments so far

  1. Gabe (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 2:27 am

    I was on the 32 (RTD) the other day, right through the heart of Highlands. I love that part of town. I need to go back to Sushi Hai and then write about it. And a friend and I have talked about meeting up at Meade St. Station, as I’ve not been there yet.

    You’ve got the good life at your fingertips…

  2. hubs (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:49 am

    Highlands is great. there are all kinds of neat little neighborhoods in denver. gaylord street, pearl street, downtown littleton, columbine in congress park (with the new tattered cover going in).

    skip sushi hai – cool atmosphere, terrible sushi.

  3. KYLE (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    Sushi Hai, we think, is actually pretty good. And they treat us well: always making a special plate of chicken for our 4yo, rather than the $14.50 entree. Good people. Good ambiance. Good sushi. The total package.

  4. Kath (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

    Street fair rocked. First time in Highlands was today at the fair…am definitely going back.

  5. Gabe (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 11:47 pm

    Hrm, I like Sushi Hai, haven’t had a bad experience there yet.

    We usually do the happy hour

    Kath, glad to see you got your feet wet in the Highlands, it’s a fun neighborhood.

  6. Stacy (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

    Julia Blackbirds is awesome! Chillin out with mango mojitos out on the patio with great lights and music all night with friends rocked my world! the food was even better.

  7. greg cerveny (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    I just moved to highlands myself. Apparantly it’s the neighborhood of bloggers.

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