Rocky Mountain High

January 4, 2013

Colorado mountain 2Colorado vista

AMS, otherwise known as Acute Mountain Sickness or altitude sickness, often afflicts people traveling to higher elevations.  The symptoms frequently mimic a hangover: headache, fatigue, upset stomach etc.  Drinking lots of water seems to help.  I was lucky on the first day, with only a headache to contend with.  After that, however, the story gets a little muddled.

Colorado Paul

You see, Joey was performing in Denver on New Year’s Eve.  So I’m not really sure if it was the copious amounts of wine that night or the intoxication of ushering in the new year with Judith, aka The Style Crone.

Colorado Judith 2Colorado Judith

It was the perfect way to greet the upcoming year, celebrating with love and style.  So was it a hangover or AMS?  It really doesn’t matter.  I had a FABULOUS time.  Thank you Judith, Joey, and the wonderful folks in Denver!!  (Now if you’ll excuse me while I unpack and find the aspirin…)

Happy New Year!!!!

I’m wearing a thrifted and upcycled cut velvet skirt, upcycled leather “armlets”, self-made top, and a wrap that I made (the night before we left!) from fabric purchased at 75% off.

15 Responses to Rocky Mountain High

  1. Amber of Butane Anvil on January 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    How fabulous to meet and celebrate New Year’s Eve with Judith at Joey’s performance!!! Feel better soon, my lucky and ever-so-lovely friend! xoxo

  2. pastcaring on January 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Hope your head is feeling better now, Jean! What fabulous views – mountains, Joey playing, and you and dear Judith together for new year! How very beautiful, glamourous and exciting, I’m not surprised you felt a little intoxicated!
    Happy new year, darling Jean! xxxx

  3. Joni on January 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I was just talking about this illness or reaction this week with a friend. She was skiing and then later in the day she drank a few glasses of champagne and became violently ill. I bet it had something to do with AMS. But you know champagne. In like perfume, out like sewage! (a line from the Tom Cruise Cocktails movie).

    I sure love that wrap. Looks like you two were color coordinated!! What a great way to ring in the New Year! Don’t forget to look me up if you come to Seattle. We have Jazz Alley here and I bet Joey has either played there before or will someday. We shall meet! And bring me all the jewelry you don’t want. 😉

  4. pao on January 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Wow, now that’s a New Year’s celebration for sure! Judith, Jean and Joey all together at one time, in one place. You look like glamorous sisters in that photo. Sounds wonderful and hope you feel better soon. It’s was definitely worth it.

  5. Melanie on January 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Joey may have been the one performing but I wonder who REALLY stole the show – I’m guessing it was you and Judith. You both sparkle!! What a wonderful new year’s eve. May you be blessed with continuing creativity, love, laughter, prosperity and health in the new year, Jean.

  6. The Style Crone on January 5, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Celebrating the New Year with you and Joey was very special for me! I was thrilled to be able to see Joey perform in the midst of an appreciative audience; the two of you are equally talented, warm, dynamic and creative. If the rest of the year is anything like the very beginning of 2013, there are remarkable days ahead.

    Thank you Jean and Joey, for a New Year’s celebration to remember always!

  7. Megan Mae on January 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    What an awesome celebration! Whatever it was I hope you’re feeling better now. <3

  8. Forest City Fashionista on January 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    How wonderful that you were able to ring in 2013 with Judith – I’m envious! The two of you look gorgeous in your satin, leather and sparkles. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year, full of great outfits!

  9. Tamera on January 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    What an awesome way to spend NYE!!!! You and Judith both look fabulous!!!!!

  10. Lisa Walter on January 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Love the beautiful purple skirt.
    Looks like you had a lovely time, despite AMS. You look beautiful.

  11. Louisa on January 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Poor you, Jean! At least you had fun with Judith first before you got sick. 😉

    Hope you’re feeling better.

  12. Jeannie on January 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Happy New Year, Jean!
    How wonderful that you were able to spend New Year’s Eve with Judith.
    Please let me know if Joey performs anywhere in the Atlanta area. I’d love to come see you guys!

  13. Bella Q on January 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I can only imagine how fun that night was! You look splendid and gorgeous and chic-y chic! As does Judith!

  14. Tamera Beardsley on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    What an absolutely wonderful way to begin this New Year!!

  15. Janet Urquhart on February 12, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Love your stuff and your creative ideas. You are beautiful and so inspiring. I must get back to “upcycling myself; but i fear will never be as adept as you. You are a real original and you never lose sight of elegance and restraint so that I believe you do actually wear what you show in your blog.

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