The downtown area is very trendy and classy. The Pearl Street mall has a wide array of cutsie shops and restaurant patios. My favorite is Peppercorn, a cooking store that has more cookbooks than I have ever seen in my life. It also has quality cookware and utensils and import specialty foods. Today I visited the spice shop nearby, which has dried spices and spice mixes from just about every cuisine imaginable. You can buy them in bags of varying sizes or in jars. And they have tasters out so you know what you're getting. And there are various nice bookstores.
Campus is very pretty and everything matches. And I can't get over having the Flatirons just over your shoulder wherever you are. Never any confusion about which way is West here.
Yesterday went hiking with Erin in Eldorado canyon. There were lots of flowers (including cactus flowers) and stunning views of the rock formations.