Seven things to know about the Broadmoor Seven Falls

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After being closed for almost two years, Seven Falls reopened on Thursday renamed the Broadmoor Seven Falls. With a new restaurant and almost $12 million worth of renovations, the local attraction is looking good. I got a sneak peek Wednesday during its grand reopening, and there are a few key things to know before making a trip to the beautiful Colorado Springs spot.

Festival of Lights: Grab a snack downtown to warm up after the parade

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The Festival of Lights in downtown Colorado Springs is one of my favorite events of the year. Typically it’s freezing and crowded, so having a game plan of where to grab a snack and hot drink to warm up afterward is always a good idea. Tejon Street and the entire downtown area has some great restaurants and breweries to check out once the parade has ended.

Searching for the spiciest Spicy Chai

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When it comes to anything chai, I don’t mess around. Almost every coffee shop offers chai in a variety of forms but he perfect cup is spicy enough that your throat tingles for a few seconds afterward, but still calm enough that you want to drink a second. Jives Coffee Lounge is my favorite spot to grab a tea and cozy up for a few hours.

The final outdoor happy hour of the fall

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The weather in Colorado Springs this fall has been exceptionally warm but the time for patio happy hours without a parka and gloves is coming to an end. It seemed to be one of the final warm days of the season, so mom and I decided to hit Crystal Park Cantina in Manitou Springs for one last outdoor drink.

Blackberry Smash at Ivywild is a smashing success

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I went to the Colorado Springs Young Professionals meetup at The Principal’s Office and decided to try something different. The Blackberry Smash was delicious. Made with freshly smashed blackberries, lime, bourbon, mint and something sparkling to give it some bubbles, for something sweeter than I’d normally get, I’d order it again.