phew. it’s done. it’s open. and it was busy and so so good.

there’s wrinkles to iron out, for sure. but to see people eating and drinking and enjoying themselves in the space! oh man. it was a labor of love to get to this point and it feels really really wonderful. i cannot even imagine how JP and his partners feel, as they put in a lot more blood, sweat, tears, and time than i did!

i’m still recovering from the crazy schedule i had this week (office work for the populist in the morning, being a mama to ramona and a caregiver to max in the afternoon, and then jetting back to the space to function as manager/host/presence in the evenings). today the powerdriver family had a lazy brunch at the universal then went home and cleaned our homestead inside and out. finally, we were able to kick back and relax with some chipotle, bota box, board books, and play time with our little girl who hasn’t gotten as much of our attention as she deserves this past week. this is exactly what we all needed.

i’ll be back in full force next week here on the blog. until then, enjoy some more great guest posts.

and congratulations to cora who was randomly selected as the winner of my blog redesign giveaway! i can’t wait to see what you pick out (and i’ll also be updating my shop soon now that i have more time.)


  1. Cora says:

    Dude, thats me! I won!! So cool, thanks again! I’m so happy the restaurant is up and running and that you can get back to a somewhat regular schedule. I’m currently in the beginning stages of scouting out locations for a vintage store that we are trying to open this coming year and I can’t even imagine how much time and energy we as a family are going to have to put into it not to mention funds. But, as you know, it is all worth it. Congratulations to you all! AND you look smokin!!

    • emily says:

      thanks, cora! (did you notice the necklace i am wearing??). and a vintage store?! that is so so cool. i can’t wait to hear about developments on that.

  2. Kelsey says:

    Congratulations! I can’t imagine all the hard work that would go into opening a restaurant (plus being a parent and spouse!), kudos to you and JP! I hope one day we’ll visit Denver and be able to eat there!

  3. Kelly says:

    Congratulations on everything! It must feel amazing to have it open.

  4. Erica says:

    I can’t wait to try it someday. So happy for you 3.

  5. Hannah Proff says:

    You look SO hot in that black dress!!

  6. how wonderfully exciting, not to mention exhausting!

    Looks like a love filled place, wish it wasn;t so far from here 🙂

    xo em

  7. Alli says:

    Congratulations on the opening of your restaurant!! You looked wonderful, that black dress and jacket are fabulous. You and JP deserve a huge pat on the back x

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