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    Elisabeth Bowman's Perfect Day in Boulder

    A self-described “Colorado semi-native and reincarnated muppet,” Elisabeth Bowman is a writer, editor and improvisational actor. She has studied with the improv teachers from iO, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Second City and more.

    What would your ideal day in Boulder look like?

    I’d start at South Side Walnut Café for a big, tasty breakfast. Then I’d head up into Chautauqua or another dog-friendly hiking spot in the foothills. I’d bring a lunch so we could enjoy the view.

    Next, I’d ride my bike to Pearl Street Mall. It’s kind of like going to the circus. It’s colorful, busy and active, yet it feels intimate, like we’re all having this shared experience, smiling and strolling — like we’re in on a shared secret.

    Pearl Street Performer

    I’d head to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse for afternoon tea. After tea, I’d visit the Boulder Book Store, where the staff recommendations are an invitation to try something new, and Savory Spice Shop, which is so intoxicating.

    For dinner, maybe I’d have a bite to eat at ModMarket. It’s gluten free and has reasonable prices. If The Catamounts has a performance, I’d definitely catch it that evening. They select phenomenal plays and produce high-caliber shows that transport me to another world — oftentimes a very bizarre, intriguing one.