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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado and Antler Decor

Check out this antler chandelier hanging in the lobby of the
Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Quite the statement, don't you think?

Well...this place definitely makes a statement!


The entire village of Beaver Creek is quite spectacular! 
It's a skiers paradise...however, the summer crowd was in paradise too.

Every so often, I get to join AH (Awesome Husband) on a 'no kids' business trip. 
AG (Awesome Grandparents) watch the kids at home, so it's truly relaxing! 
After a few business meetings and obligations, AH joins me for some adventures. 
Just take a look at this beautiful place!

The resort sits outside of Vail at the base of multiple ski mountains,
in the village of Beaver Creek.
I'm not a skier, so I always judge a place on their pools, don't you?





There were
5

hot tubs sitting in the woods next to the pool. 
Yes, five!  Did I try them all...of course!

Not only did I try the pool and the tubs, I tried out the spa.
Allegria Spa was quite incredible!
They had a 5 step 'Aqua Sanitas'
(water ritual based on the ancient Roman baths).
Mineral pools, rainshowers, steam room and a tepidarium...whoa!
...plus I had a fabulous facial.  Quite the treat!

The place had a great Fitness Center, too. 
I took an incredibly high energy Zumba class one morning.  What a fun workout!

Just steps away from the pool, were three ski lifts.

We headed up Grouse Mountain for some breathtaking views!

I'm sure it's even more beautiful covered in snow!


The elevation of 10,200 ft, messed with me a bit, 
(headaches, short breath)
yet we weren't even at it's summit of 11,440 ft!



While we were here, our group got to go to the local Beaver Creek Rodeo.
Quite entertaining!

Back in the village we strolled through a charming antique fair full of artists,

gourds,

silver and

fabulous boots!!

Our last night in town, AH's business group took us out for a
night of fun at the 4 Eagle Ranch --15 miles outside of Beaver Creek.

Our 'Colorado Ranch' evening included a huge steak dinner, mechanical bull,
live music and line dancing!
I let AH handle the bull, while I stuck to the line dancing!
The above pic is me with the line dancing instructors... 
AH joined me on the dance floor for a few songs, too.  Gotta love that guy.
What a trip!
Now, back to this antler chandelier... 
I counted 4 huge antler chandeliers around the resort.
I know that the antler craze started a few years ago,
but it always takes me a while to catch onto these things.

It seems that NOW I'm seeing antlers everywhere!
On walls,
Source: Domino
Pinned Image
lamps and bookcases...

even benches? 
Source: Country Living

I've seen them here and here, too.


And take a look at this...
HGTV painted the antlers orange.
(Hunter's orange, perhaps?)
ACCENTS COMPLETE KITCHEN RENOVATION
This antler party decor is from an outdoor wedding.
doe antler place card

It's odd that I don't really care for the antlers...
I did grow up in a tiny country town called Deer Park.
Our high school mascot was the Stags.
Our high school drill team (that I danced on for 4 years) was called,
The Antlerettes.  No joke!

Even now living in a Seattle suburb,
I see deer in our neighborhood at least once a week...hmmm. 
Maybe there IS a reason why I don't want antlers in my home...
What about you?  Are you an antler fan?

6 comments :

  1. Lately I have been coming around and really liking the whole antler thing....I think as long as it's not over done on the pine cones, forestry decor and it is just a touch of woodland then I like it!

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time..I don't think I have to have antlers in my house but I'm not opposed to it. For me, I think I would have to have a modern twist with it, just like the orange ones you shared.

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  3. Looks like a fantastic vacation, truly beautiful resort. How nice to get away and get pampered. I'm not into antlers at all, but laughed at all your deer connections.

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  4. Woohoo! Looks like you had a fun time!

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  5. The spa looks great. I wish I could be there.

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  6. AH danced?! And you didn't take pictures?! What a fun trip, glad you were able to join him and relax a bit :)

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