In the middle of December, we decided to take a road trip to Colorado and chose to take a weekend trip to Denver bringing along Mia.  I have been to Denver several times, as seen here and here, but I’ve never quite spent time exploring Cherry Creek quite like I did during my stay at the JW Marriott Denver. We made sure to fit in as much as we could for the night we were there. I’ve previously mentioned my go-to things to do in Denver (see here) but I will be sharing more details on some of our favorite restaurants, places to shop and things to do. I thought it may be helpful to those who are looking to plan a trip to the Denver area.


We stayed at the JW Marriott Denver located in Cherry Creek shopping district. This hotel was at the top of my list. My favorite thing about The JW Marriott is how close it is to everything you need and being pet-friendly, such as some of the best restaurants, shopping, walking trails and outdoor activities. I also love just how intimate the hotel feels, with it’s cozy lobby restaurant, you don’t feel the need to leave the property.



Our trip to Colorado was our first trip where we decided to take Mia. We got lucky with several hotels being pet-friendly like the JW Marriott. Upon our arrival, Mia greeted the staff and gave them endless love. As we got to our room, we were greeted with some champagne, truffles and Mia got a gift of her own. If you’re in need of some good puppy treats and toys, be sure to stop by Two Pals and a Pup. She received a Broncos football, a squeaky bouncy ball and a squeaky bone toy which she already has managed to take the squeak out of. Can you imagine how many squeaky toys we go through?

This bathtub is a must in my future home. I’ve always loved the simplicity of this tub, so I couldn’t pass up taking a fun photo in it. During our stay in Denver, it got down to some pretty chilly temperatures and snow is always unpredictable. I always love waking up and looking out the window to find a white blanket of snow with the smallest expectation of having any. I chose to wear a cashmere sweater (also love this one)with a fur vest (similar one here) and a scarf and managed to stay warm enough. I got these booties during the winter holiday sale half off and I’ve linked them here still on sale.  The small heel makes them perfect for comfort and they are so cute. Get them before they sell out!

Frame Denim | Rag & Bone Sweater | Burberry Scarf | Fur Vest | Sunglasses (currently $80) | Booties (50% off)

To me, Denver is a breath of fresh air and a chance to have fun with winter fashion. Extra fur and a dose of extra sweaters and plenty of accessories. Living in LA, I get the opportunity to wear some of my fur as it does get in the 40s in the winter but you can’t really go out and wear mittens, ear muffs and your big puffer coats without looking a little silly. I often laugh at my aunt who pulls out her North Face puffer when the temperature hits 60 degrees! And, no I’m not kidding! Walking out of the JW Marriott, you won’t find a shortage of incredible restaurants. In order to really get a taste of a few of my favorites, you’ll need to plan for at least an extended weekend stay. Right outside of the hotel, you’ll find North-perfect place to stop grab a happy hour special on drinks and tapas. If you’re feeling something a little more upscale, check out Departure at the new Halcycon Hotel about two blocks away (walking distance). Thinking breakfast or brunch, Snooze is a short drive away or you can stop by the JW Marriott Second Home Restaurant Saturday brunch and Sunday Pajama Brunch. Just how fun does rolling out of your hotel bed and going to breakfast sound? So good!

If you’re currently planning a winter getaway to Denver, be sure to check out the JW Marriott. As always, feel free to email me any questions about go-to, outfits or anything at all!

This post is in collaboration with the JW Marriott Denver. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the brands and readers that make this blog possible. 

Photography: Noah Berg Photography