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    University of Colorado Boulder and the Flatirons

    Sandra Q. Firmin's Perfect Day in Boulder

    Sandra Firmin headshotSandra Q. Firmin is the director of the CU Art Museum. Prior to that, she spent over a decade as curator of the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, where she curated numerous critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions. She recently completed a campaign to acquire the limited-edition prints and related materials of Shark’s Ink, a nationally renowned printmaking studio in nearby Lyons, Colorado, for the collection of the CU Art Museum.  

    How would you spend your perfect day in Boulder?

    The South Boulder neighborhood is key to my perfect day, which would revolve around art, flowers, food, yoga and some pampering with friends. 

    I’d start the day in my garden loving my flowers from the pop-up nursery, Giambrocco & Sons Garden, and drinking Boxcar coffee, before a morning class at Yoga Loft. My husband and I spend a lot of time in the Table Mesa Shopping Center

    The Saturday Boulder Farmers Market and enjoying art at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) would fill our early afternoon.

    Street view of the BMoCA Building and Sculpture

    Next, we’d pick up some meat for the grill from Blackbelly. Their butchers are super cool and you can watch them at work behind the counter. 

    My afternoon would involve a hike on the Shanahan Ridge Trail and a mani-pedi at Poshe Nail Studio salon with Sherry Wiggins, one of the many high-caliber artists in Boulder. 

    The end of our day would be a dinner party with friends and the aforementioned flowers, watching one of the gorgeous Colorado sunsets.