Our trip to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 6  Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1Colorado Springs 1This past weekend Emma and I took a trip to Colorado Springs to visit our bestie, Rachel. We invited Katie and Holly to come along too. It was a wonderful, mellow trip. We had the best time! We tried Smiley's for brunch and brought Rachel a peaches and cream pie. We spent a long afternoon at Rachel's home playing with the kiddos (yes, we bought Sebastian nunchucks!) and got macaron baking lessons from Holly. Spoiler- they were the best we've EVER had. Like, whoa. 

Colorado Springs 12Colorado Springs 12Colorado Springs 14Colorado Springs 14Colorado Springs 14Colorado Springs 14We enjoyed Suga's so much that we went there twice! Their salmon bruschetta and lavender martini are absolutely incredible. 

Our weekend was filled with good conversations and quality time with our far away friends. We kept it pretty low key because the purpose of our trip was spending time with people, not seeing the sights. Seeing her sweet little baby bump was a high point, for sure. We came home last night feeling inspired, thankful and missing Rachel and Holly more than ever. 

See you soon, Colorado Springs! xo. elsie + emma 

  • Next time Try to Visit Colorado Springs especially Grand Adventures for best Snowmobile sport around the globe .

  • Beautiful photos! It’s great spending time with lady friends for a weekend 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • You girls are so cute together in pictures, each has her amazing quirky style and it warms My heart to see girl friends this close :)!!!
    Love the photos!

    Loads of love, SJay.

  • So cool- this is my hometown 🙂 Sugas was the hangout all through high school and college. Hope you had a blast. Find any cool places downtown ?

  • Been to the Springs many times. One sister lives there, another in Monument, about 17 miles uphill. Beautiful place, but always good to come home. Great photos. Glad you enjoyed your visit with your friends.

  • Super fun that you went to colorado springs. my husband and I went there last summer for his business trip. So many cool things to do out there! you should definitely go back sometime and check out some of the fun things – like Manitou Springs and Garden of the gods. 🙂 btw- when i went there, there was a hippie girl who tried to convince me to buy her ice cream. I said no. super funny.

  • Oh, such lovely photos! Looks like you guys had so much fun. I have no idea of how Colorado is (barely know in which direction it is. Ha!). One more place on my “Places to visit” list… 🙂

  • Ugh, these photos look like so much fun. I love the outfits & saturated colors.
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  • I just moved from Colorado Springs a couple months ago. Sugas is awesome! You guys always bring out the best in the places you visit. Looks way cooler than when I lived there! Haha

  • Looks like you guys had loads of fun there. Nice pictures as always.


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  • This looks so fun and makes me want to take a trip out there to visit my family that lives there! I miss the beautiful scenery and all the wonderful people out there!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  • GREAT POST!!! 😉
    Nice photos 🙂


  • Sounds like you had the most wonderful time! These pictures are just so so stunning! x


  • This trip looks awesome, i’ve always wanted to visit colorado!


  • What a marvelous trip! It’s so fun to do a girl’s weekend away! Love that mutant ninja turtle mask! 🙂


  • I lived in Colorado Springs for a year and a half, this makes me miss it. Glad you ladies didn’t freeze to death, you look warm and toasty in those cute coats!

  • This trip looks and sounds like it was amazing! I’m totally drooling over those baked goods. Glad you guys had a great time!


  • Seems you all had fun, love your coat btw.


  • Boots and pie, boots and pie! I’m already in love with this post. And oh, Colorado — I’ve only been once, but it was possibly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. Looks like the trip was a lot of fun 🙂

  • You guys visited my favorite spot in my town! Shuga’s also has an amazing Moscow Mule. 🙂 I hope Colorado Springs was good to you.

  • Beautiful beautiful photos! Looks like you guys had a really good time.


  • Those are the best kind of weekends!
    Loved following along on insta.

    Esther x

  • Lovely photos. I follow Rachel’s blog too and it sounds like you girls really made her feel special.

  • Your weekend sounds so relaxing, peaceful yet so fun. The pictures look very pretty. Hope you get to go back soon.

  • You were close to me! I stayed in Vail last weekend & it was awesome.


  • I love these pictures, makes me want to go on adventures with my girlfriends! And that pie has left me very, very hungry…


  • So fun! I love visiting friends in their homes. It is always so fun to let them show my around their city. I have a friend closeby there! She works for a knitting magazine!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

  • Ahhhh this looks so wonderful. I feel like since I’ve gotten married it’s just so rare to do something like go on a trip with just friends and leave my husband at home that it makes it really special when I do. Adds a whole different level of excitement to the whole thing.

  • you guys are all so pretty! love all of the glasses



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  • Love these photos of your trip out here! I am already going through friend withdrawals. Thanks so much for bringing everyone out here!

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