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a Pandemic, a Podcast & a Place to Staycation in Golden, CO

Since we last touched base (here, at least–I do post to instagram stories daily), I started Facing 40 podcast with my dear friend/sister-goddess Suzanne. Facing 40, is all about embracing the evolution and transformation that happens to women as they “level-up”.

We (along with the rest of the world) had to take a little break from recording due to this pandemic and in early June, met up at The Dove Inn for a little workcation/retreat to plan our Season 2.

photo by Jessica Jean Muir

The Dove Inn is a charming, boutique bed and breakfast hotel located in the heart of scenic downtown Golden, CO. At the time of our stay, things were just starting to open up and there weren’t many other guests, which made it the perfect backdrop for our Season 2 photoshoot (and just a darn good place for two cooped up moms-turned-virtual-learning-proctors to let loose for a night).

photo by Jessica Jean Muir

We were fueled by the self-serve, locally roasted coffee and kombucha on tap in the Carriage House common area.

photo by Jessica Jean Muir

This was our view on the walk back from downtown, sushi takeaway in-hand, to be thoroughly enjoyed in the common area.

I stayed in The Columbine Room, which was a perfect little nest for me to sleep and relax….all by myself. The bed was divine.

Here is a video we made about where we are on our personal/podcast journeys and where we’re heading for S2. We are SO excited!

Thanks to Dove Inn for hosting us!

Valerie Rowekamp

Valerie Rowekamp

Valerie Rowekamp desires to live a stylish, soulful, charmed life while inspiring you to do the same. She's exceptionally resourceful, creative, passionate, and has been known to bust a move in the aisle of the grocery store.
Valerie Rowekamp



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