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Smoked Sausage, White Bean, and Spinach Soup

I am a soup person and crave it all the time. In the summer I will take all the vegetables we have in our garden and  create a spicy vegetable soup. On colder days, like last night when it was windy and chilly, I like comforting soup. The best thing about soup is that it takes minutes to prepare and…

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A Week in the Bay

Hello, it’s Shannon! Marcos and I spent last  week in the Bay Area.  I mentioned in this post that Marcos was born in Oakland and we try to come home at least 3-4 times per year.  Here is  a peek inside our trip…. We stayed in The Mission neighborhood with Julian and Heather.  The Mission is our favorite area in…

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Have a Spring-y weekend

Marcos and I are headed to California for the week. I am excited to eat In an Out Burger, see the ocean, sleep and read. We are staying in the city for a few days then heading to Inverness. We hope you have an amazing weekend. xoxo, Shan

Relationships, Travel

Travel Planning

Hello! (Shelby signing on.)  Zach and I love to travel together and we have made it a priority to do at least one big trip each year.  Last year we went to Croatia in July for our honeymoon.  The year before that we went to Spain and the year before that, Japan.  Because I just started a new job, I…

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GTFO of Denver this Spring

Marcos and I are chronic ticket purchase delayers CPD. We either are indecisive about where we want to go (Peru or CA…seriously that was us for weeks). We also hover our finger right above the cart and never want to hit buy even when ticket prices are great. This drives Shelby crazy, she doesn’t get it. Anyways,  we end up,…

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Weekend Getaways- San Francisco

Marcos is a California boy and when he moved from San Francisco, he left part of his heart there. We go to the bay area several times a year to get our west coast fix.  This fall, we rented this Airbnb in the mission. The mission is our favorite place to stay because you can walk to everything. You walk…

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Weekend Getaways – Chicago

My husband and I love to travel, and if we had our way we would be jetting off to exotic destinations every other week. But with two demanding jobs and an active social life in Denver, we have to find other ways to satisfy our travel cravings. Sometimes that can be as simple as going to Uncle for a steaming…

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Welcome to Our Blog: Alcott and High

  Welcome to our blog!  We are twin sisters living in Denver (Shelby lives on Alcott street in the Highlands, and Shannon lives on High street in City Park West, hence Alcott and High).  We want this blog to be for smart, fun, creative women living in Denver who want to know about the coolest restaurants, interesting events, and life happening…

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What to do in New York City at Christmas

Marcos and I ate our way around Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan right before Christmas. We stayed in Astoria with my best friend from college.  Our plan was to see friends, eat, and walk.  Below I am listing what we did on our very fun, mostly non-touristy, four days in New York City around Christmas. Go to Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, get…

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