Telluride is in one word, majestic. I’ll never forget the first time I visited the small old silver mining town, which also happens to be my husband’s birthplace, nearly 8 years ago. I instantly fell in love. How could one not be charmed by the historic downtown district and the surrounding steep forested mountains, red rock cliffs and the tallest free falling waterfall in Colorado? The beauty just might make you forget about the altitude sickness that potentially comes along with being at 8,750 feet above sea level. The air up there is just better, clearer and downright glorious. So when LG recently sent me their latest G4 smartphone, clad in leather and sporting an impressive camera, I decided to bring it along with me on my trip to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival during the summer solstice. I was so impressed by by the long lasting battery life, manual shooting mode and high-res image sensors, that I didn’t miss my lugging around my DSLR all week – not for one moment.

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Seeking shelter from the heat and taking a selfie with Quincy at the 42nd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival – a family tradition but his very first music festival!

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The view on our walk to town each morning. Look at this view!

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The Butcher & Baker was perfect for breakfast during the day, a cocktail in the afternoon and dancing to live music in the evenings.

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Rocking out to bluegrass with the snow capped San Juan mountains as the backdrop . . .

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It’s impossible not to stop every couple of feet to admire the charming architecture – how cute is this little green house?!

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Outside the Sheridan hotel’s historic Opera house, which was first built in 1912 after the mining boom in town.

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Golden hour makes it really hard to say goodbye . . . till next time, Telluride!

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(images by HonestlyWTF for LG)