Coming Soon to a Page Near You: Cruizing thru the Mile High

Art by Jordan Casteel from Art by Jordan Casteel from "Returning the Gaze" at The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)
Art by Jordan Casteel from Art by Jordan Casteel from "Returning the Gaze" at The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)
Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen) Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)
Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen) Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)
Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen) Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)
Art from Jordan Casteel Art from Jordan Casteel "Returning the Gaze" (Image by LoudPen)
Art by Jordan Casteel (Image by LoudPen) Art by Jordan Casteel (Image by LoudPen)
Jordan Casteel Jordan Casteel "Returning the Gaze" (Image by LoudPen)
The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen) The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)
The Southwest Salad at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) The Southwest Salad at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)
The Southwest Salad at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) The Southwest Salad at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)
Avocado Toast at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) Avocado Toast at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)
Banh Mi at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) Banh Mi at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)
Berry Blast + Golden Mango + House made Iced Tea at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) Berry Blast + Golden Mango + House made Iced Tea at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)
Berry Blast + Golden Mango at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) Berry Blast + Golden Mango at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)
The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen) The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Media Visit

Dear Pennies & Pens,

In April 2019, my sister from another mother and I did something EPIC. We went to Denver, Colorado. I can’t take credit for it because it was all my sister October’s idea. That’s why we made our collaboration official and I brought her on to Team ISLP as a Contributing Writer. Check out #TeamISLP here to learn more about us: #TeamISLP

But don’t get it twisted. October is building a really dope brand of her own. October is the Creator of October Flowers Gardens of Bliss. October Flowers Gardens of Bliss is a health and wellness brand that seeks to educate readers on the benefits of using marijuana. October talks about different strains of marijuana as well as educating readers on the benefits of using the plant. It’s dope! I am so proud of my sister. Please check her out here: October Flowers Garden of Bliss

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As far as how the Denver trip came about it was super organic. October and I were cruizing thru Cincy (our hometown) blazing and chopping it up when she reminded me that we started making plans to visit Denver but we never actually went. Since I’ve been traveling like crazy and have made travel a major part of my business, I told October that yes we should go and have fun but we should also make the trip about business.

And so Cruizing thru the Mile High was born. From December 2018 to April 2019, we planned and planned. We landed three amazing sponsors the Denver Art Museum, Corner Beet, and Odell Brewing. Each of these brands is truly amazing. We visited each sponsor on Friday, April 19th.

The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Our first visit of the day was The Corner Beet. The Corner Beet is a Vegetarian restaurant and juice bar. First off, the decor at Corner Beet was so freakin cute! It was very earthy, it reminded me of the restaurant version of Free People. While at The Corner Beet, we sampled the Avocado Toast, Banh Mi, Southwest Salad, Berry Blast, Golden Mango, and house made iced tea.

We seriously loved pretty much everything we had. The only thing that wasn’t quite my jam was the Banh Mi, I just feel like it had too much going on. But I lived for that Avocado Toast and October crushed all of her Southwest Salad. And the drinks were delicious as well. 

Berry Blast + Golden Mango + House made Iced Tea at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Berry Blast + Golden Mango + House made Iced Tea at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Banh Mi at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Banh Mi at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Avocado Toast at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

Avocado Toast at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

The Southwest Salad at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

The Southwest Salad at The Corner Beet (Image by LoudPen)

I would highly recommend The Corner Beet! Be sure to check them out here: www.cornerbeet.com and like their posts on the gram here: @TheCornerBeet

The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)

The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)

Our second visit of the day was The Denver Art Museum. It was phenomenal! I absolutely loved the architecture, it is so intriguing and original. Denver Art Museum is right in the heart of downtown Denver. Since we were staying at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver it was super close to our hotel.

While at the museum, we spent the bulk of our time checking out Jordan Casteel’s work. Jordan Casteel is an African American artist who creates truly stunning paintings of Black people. I absolutely adored her work!

Art by Jordan Casteel from "Returning the Gaze" at The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)

Art by Jordan Casteel from “Returning the Gaze” at The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)

Art by Jordan Casteel from "Returning the Gaze" at The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)

Art by Jordan Casteel from “Returning the Gaze” at The Denver Art Museum (Image by LoudPen)

Also while at the museum, we checked out The Incubation Effect. In this exhibition, Denver artist Nicole Anna Banowetz created an immersive “insect nursery” made from sewn inflatable sculptures and assembled forms. Outside of the exhibit, visitors can draw their own creature using the paper and colored pencils provided by the museum.

October and I definitely drew our own insects and had a blast doing so. I felt like a kid again — it was pretty awesome! You absolutely must visit Denver Art Museum — it’s one of the best ways to Cruize thru the Mile High. Check out Denver Art Museum here: denverartmuseum.org and show em love with a follow on da gram: @DenverArtMuseum #DenverArtMuseum

Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)

Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)

Our last and final stop of the day was Odell Brewing. Odell Brewing was so dope! While there, we sampled a selection of their beers on tap. We loved pretty much every beer we tried, although I gravitated towards the lighter pours (as usual, lol!). We had a blast at Odell because it’s brewery with great beer and a chill vibe. We visited their RiNo location where they often host events and have live music. We got lucky because there was a band performing that night, I definitely enjoyed their vibe too.

While at Odell, we also made some new friends because October and I just love chopping it up with random strangers…no seriously, we do! We also took selfies with some of Odell’s staff members. I told y’all we love people. But seriously, I definitely dug Odell. I will absolutely be back on my next trip to the Mile High City and I want you to meet me there. Check out Odell and learn more about their awesome history and beer here: OdellBrewing.com after you do that, follow their page on the gram: @OdellBrewing

Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)

Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)

Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)

Beer samples at Odell Brewing (Image by LoudPen)

So that’s a quick rundown of #TeamISLP’s trip to Denver. Please note this page just barely scratches the surface of our trip. We haven’t told you about the dispensaries we visited, the Snoop Dogg + Ice Cube Concert, or the people we met. Plus we’ve got more ink to share about our sponsors.

Stay tuned for the full Cruizing thru the Mile High travel guide coming soon to a page near you via www.islpdtx.com

And there it is. de la Pen…All Pen Everything. With us, keeping it real never goes wrong.

P.S. Like this ink? Check out our first travel guide, Cruising thru Cali here: http://bit.ly/CruisingthruCali

Disclosure: This post features media visits meaning we received complimentary products and services in exchange for a feature. This post was created in collaboration with The Denver Art Museum, The Corner Beet, and Odell Brewing. All opinions are our own. Please see the full disclosure policy here:  Disclosure and Copyright Policy

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