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Eat the Evening Away at the Taste of Golden

Spring has sprung, and there’s no better way to herald in the most glorious season of all than an evening sampling some of Golden’s best treats and tipples. From fine dining and sweet shops to local breweries and distilleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a “taste” of just some of the participants. Barrels & Bottles With 22 beers on tap and 24 wines on tap, this nano brewpub offers premium, hand-crafted beers and special guest taps, along with in-house staples like the Orange Creamsicle Ale, a Blonde Ale brewed with orange peel and vanilla beans. Holidaily Brewing Colorado’s

Fun Things to do with Out-of-Town Guests

Once you’ve grabbed them from the airport and had a chance to catch up, what’s next? Plenty, with this handy list of amusements in and around Golden. Take the quintessential Colorado mountain drive. It doesn’t get much better than a scenic spin up Lariat Loop Trail to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views are spectacular, and the thrill of hairpin turns and white-knuckle drop-offs is enough to delight even the most fearless of house guests. Plus, who doesn’t love gaining 1,300 feet in a mere mile. Do a brew. Golden has no shortage of great craft breweries to frequent,

12 Ways to Detox Your Home

Sure, you can cleanse your body, but what about your home? The average household can contain between 500 and 1,000 chemicals. Give your sanctuary a clean sweep with these toxin-busting tips. Crack a window. Ventilate your place periodically to keep fresh air circulating. Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Avoid plastic. Toxic chemicals can leach from wear and tear, as well as heat, on plastic. Try to replace plastic containers with glass or steel ones. And go easy on microwaving food in plastic. Dust and vacuum often. Dust bunnies attract chemicals and toxins.

Date Nights (and Days) Around Golden

You can do better than dinner and a movie. Take a cue from these creative options to spice things up with your soulmate. Golden Puzzle Room Escape rooms are all the rage, providing the perfect mix of thrill, challenge and fun to commune with your better half. At Golden Puzzle Room, you’ll solve riddles and clues together in order to escape stimulated danger or reach a goal before time runs out. A nice options for a double date, too. Symmetry Massage Melt stress together with a massage a deux. Choose from several different treatments, including a Harmony Massage or Balance

Science-Based Ways to Stick to Your Fitness Routine

It’s winter. Why is it so hard to get off the sofa? Here are 5 proven ways to stay motivated to move. Wake up early. According to a study published in Health Pscychology, morning is the best time to develop a health habit. Why? Because your cortisol levels are higher, giving you a natural rev of energy. As the day goes on, decisions and activities can slowly start to erode your willpower. Get it out of the way first thing, no excuses. Find a buddy or two. Research shows that people who work out with a partner exert more effort and

5 Steps to a Perfect Cheese Board

The cheese platter. It’s one of nature’s essential crowd pleasers. Here’s a classic spread that’s sure to be a hit at your next party, get-together or Friday night dinner substitution. Step 1: Select the cheeses When choosing your cheeses, think contrasting textures and flavors, from soft to firm, and sweet to pungent. Firm: Cheddar, Manchego, Gruyere, Mimolette, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano Semi-Soft: Constant Bliss, Morbier, Taleggio, Vacherin, Reblochon Double- or Triple-Cream: Saint-Andre, Camembert, Brie, Brillant-Savarin Blue-Veined: Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse Goats and Sheep’s Milk: Brebis Pyrenees, Humboldt Fog If you need inspiration, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite: Mitica

Best Weekend Getaways

When the dust settles on the holidays, it’s time to get away. Sometimes forty-eight hours of fun is all it takes to relax and revive. Here are five quick trips to get the job done. Salt Lake City, UT Foodies and artisanal boozers will find much to love in Salt Lake City, where friendly people, great dining and outdoor adventure reign supreme. Make your way through the city’s copious craft breweries and distilleries by night. Then dry out during the day by skiing Snowbird, Alta or Brighton  mountains. Non-snowbirds can hop the Trax light rial to the Red Butte Garden,

Easy Treats Perfect for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time of year. Your days are filled with family and friends, decorations, holiday music and parties. One of the best parts of the season is all the tasty treats you get to indulge in! Here are some easy treats you can make for your next holiday gathering. Homemade Fudge Fudge is a treat that dates back to the late 1800s and hasn’t lost it status as a family favorite during the holidays. It’s simple recipe allows for different flavors and textures to be added in, creating a myriad of possibilities! Start with sweetened condensed

Top 5 Vacation Destinations for 2019

You’ve decided you want to travel more next year, but you want something different, something inspired. Here are five trending spots experts are saying you’ll want to put on your radar. Morocco Morocco is becoming more mainstream. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, according to CNN Travel, and the country is making a push to attract tourists for its rich history and intense natural beauty. Get lost in the vibrant alleyways, spice-market smells and lively bazaars of bustling, chaotic Marrakech. Then head to the ancient Kasbah in Ouarzazate to enjoy its unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Hike between Berber villages

Resident Event Calendar

Epoque has a variety of opportunities to come together, get out and explore, and experience something new. Our extensive list of happenings, both on and off-site, are tailored to all – fitness enthusiasts, social butterflies, outdoors lovers, and serenity-seekers alike. Choose from cooking classes, mountain biking, yoga classes, wine tasting, nature hikes, and so much more! Take advantage of all that Golden, Colorado has to offer and sign up for one – or all – of our upcoming resident events! See what upcoming events are in store at Epoque Golden this March!  

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