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LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY AT DENVER’S MOST EXCLUSIVE ADDRESS LAUREL CHERRY CREEK – TAKING ELEGANCE TO NEW HEIGHTS High-end finishes and over-the-top packages set the standard for unparalleled lifestyle at Laurel, PAULS Corporation’s stunning new 12-story condominium in Denver’s highly coveted Cherry Creek neighborhood. Located right in the heart of Cherry Creek, the beautiful development is highlighted by limited edition residences, immaculate interiors, panoramic views, attended lobby and reception lounge, rooftop retreat with saltwater pool and summer kitchen, and personalized resident services. “We have designed and built Laurel Cherry Creek to be the preeminent residential address in Cherry Creek, where owners will enjoy upscale, maintenance-free living in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the United States,” according to PAULS Corporation President Paul Powers. Built by Haselden Construction, architectural firm JNS and the acclaimed interior design team of Kimberly Timmons Interiors, Laurel Cherry Creek blends seamlessly into the neighborhood’s fabric – incorporating materials, structures, scaling and details that encompass the area. “Our goal is to ensure that our buildings have a lasting, positive impact on the community,” Powers says. Units range in size from 934 square feet to 4,761 square feet, and offer a luxury, hotel-inspired experience for year-round living. The development is in high-demand and sales efforts are outpacing construction. As a result, the first phase of sales will end on November 30, meaning interested buyers have a limited time to purchase a residence at current pricing and still be able to select their finishes. A second phase of sales will be announced in the first quarter of 2018. Currently selling and exclusively represented by Dawn Raymond, Broker Associate at Kentwood Real Estate 303.777.7177 / email@example.com laurelcherrycreek.com
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High Tea Sometimes it’s nice to just relax and savor a steaming cup of tea and tasty delicacy. We’ve assembled a list of mustvisit tea rooms that will have you unwinding in the most British way.
Paying Homage to the Roaring ‘20s Denver speakeasies are an intoxicating adventure, and our local speakeasy expert takes you on a tour of the most interesting and wonderful venues.
By Eric Elkins
By Melanie Locke
The Story of Stanley Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace is a lively blend of eclectic boutiques, breweries and restaurants that is quickly catching on as a local’s go-to destination. Formerly an aviation structure, this wonderful urban marketplace is a mecca for foodies and more.
By Monica Parpal Stockbridge
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year The holidays in Colorado are a time of fun and merriment. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, magic is in the air and families have lots of options when it comes to some good old-fashioned cheer.
By Rebecca Treon
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The Sound of Music The wonderful non-profit, Musicians on Call, delivers joy and hope to hospitalized patients during the holiday season and throughout the year.
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Fashion Hits a High Note Glamour and style make a return to the slopes this season, and our cover story unveils the best looks for 2018. Even if skiing is not your thing, you can look like a million in the highfashion styles that will be standouts in all the right places.
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An insider’s look at what not to miss when visiting Colorado: From What’s Hot in the City to Winter Festivals, we showcase events and places that are sure to make your visit enjoyable.
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t’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us, and here in Colorado we pull out all the stops to make sure visitors and locals alike can celebrate in style. From great music and festivals to top-tier dining and entertainment, there’s no better place to get in the spirit of the season. Oh the lights you’ll see, as you take in the beauty of so many attractions, including the Denver Botanic Gardens, The Denver Zoo, the 9News Parade of Lights. Maybe you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned holiday celebration? Head over to Golden, a quick drive from downtown yet a world away. Here, the locals know how to make merry, from fun and games to parades and hot cocoa – you guessed it, the whole holiday package wrapped up for the whole family! From Boulder to Denver to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the festive feeling is all around. Skiing is just an hour or two away, and the mountain resorts are reveling in fresh snowfall. We help you get ready for an epic ski season with our cover feature on fashion on the slopes, showcasing this year’s most beautiful outfits that will have you looking like a pro (even if après ski is more your thing). Speaking of après skiing, who says you have to be in the mountains to have a little latenight fun? Take a look at our story on local speakeasies, and conjure up what it was like in the Roaring ‘20s. The speakeasies we feature are unique and diverse, and writer Eric Elkins even suggests his favorite cocktails at each of these establishments. Okay, we realize that many of our readers are here with family, so let’s move away from the bar and nightlife scene to explore some memorable experiences for kids and their grownups. There are so many fun activities taking place throughout our beautiful state, and writer Rebecca Treon highlights some of her personal favorites that will be a huge hit all around. From the North Pole to the National Western Stock Show, your stay here will be filled with fun and merriment. In the mood for a day of shopping and dining? Check out the new Stanley Marketplace, an indoor venue where you’ll discover fantastic food, innovative boutiques and beverages of all sorts. Monica Parpal Stockbridge takes you back in time, showcasing the history and evolution of Stanley, which once served as an aviation warehouse and still boasts many of the original design elements. Locals are raving about the eclectic mix of merchants housed in this unique venue, and it’s definitely worth the trip to experience it for yourself. You’ve had a day of fun and games, but now it’s time to relax. And what better way to unwind than to indulge in a wonderful tradition known as High Tea? Melanie Locke introduces you to some of her top picks for tea and scones, from the world-class Brown Palace to neighborhood establishments that pay homage to our English neighbors. Scones, pastries and a cup of tea are a fine respite from a day of adventure in colorful Colorado. As always, we provide you with a comprehensive lineup of the fun events that will be taking place during your stay. Make sure to check out The Scene for an insider’s look at what to do while you’re here. From top-tier concerts and plays to fabulous shopping and attractions, all the information you need is right here in Denver + Colorado Hotel Magazine. Welcome to Colorado and enjoy your stay!
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Welcome to Stanley Marketplace, a 1950s aviation factory thatâ€™s been transformed into a food hall and urban marketplace in northwest Aurora on the border of Denverâ€™s Stapleton, featuring 50+ independently owned Colorado businesses: food, retail, fitness, health and beauty, services, and more.
Comida Comida offers simple, small plate dining at its unpretentious best. We feature slowcooked, authentic, traditional Mexican street food (with just a hint of the South), incredible handmade desserts and refreshing beverages using the freshest ingredients and artisanal preparation all served with care in an environment that is visually rich but unpretentious - a feast for the senses on all levels.
Stanley Beer Hall Stanley Beer Hall is a friendly neighborhood joint with 30 rotating taps celebrating the best of craft beer and an inventive menu of delicious food, including our award-winning cheeseburger, champion of the 2017 Denver Burger Battle.
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Denver Biscuit Co. Proudly serving scratch-made gourmet biscuit sandwiches on fresh-baked buttermilk biscuits with house-made fixings from the highest quality ingredients available, Denver Biscuit Co.â€™s Stanley Marketplace location serves the best biscuits in Colorado from Sunday thru Thursday 8am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 8am-midnight.
Rolling Smoke BBQ Rolling Smoke BBQ prides itself on authentic down-home BBQ with an emphasis on Southern style cooking. Owner Terry Walsh honed his BBQ skills in his backyard for years. He has mastered the technique of just the right amount of rub and smoke to bring you the best BBQ you have ever had in your mouth.
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It opened on Halloween of 2014, and since then Denverâ€™s first escape room has been the go-to venue for fun and challenge. Every room features sophisticated technology, and all puzzles are interconnected to one another. Players may request clues or they will emerge when necessary. Bonus puzzles can be unlocked by very fast teams to further challenge stronger players. With four rooms downtown and one in Broomfield at Flatiron Crossing Mall, youâ€™re sure to have a memorable and highly entertaining experience. puzzah.com
El Five Nestled high above LoHi on the fifth floor of 2930 Umatilla, El Five boasts spectacular unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline with a large open-air patio. This fifth concept from executive chef and restaurateur Justin Cucci highlights an eclectic selection of tapas that celebrates the flavors of the Mediterranean including Spain, Italy, Morocco, Israel and Turkey. Signature dishes include Matzoh Ball Soup Dumplings and Valencian Paella. elfivedenver.com
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The Denver Art Museum presents the national debut of Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. This stunning traveling exhibition surveys the remarkable artistic production of women in Paris during the second half of the 19th Century. The exhibit features more than 80 paintings by 37 women artists from across Europe and America, who migrated to Paris to further their artistic careers. The exhibit includes works from well-known artists such as Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Rosa Bonheur, as well as artists less well-known in the United States. Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism runs through January 14, 2018. denverartmuseum.org
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Festive Festivals Fun and Games This Holiday Season
By Melanie Locke
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hereâ€™s no place like Colorado during the holidays. For Denver visitors, the holiday season is an ideal time to see the bustling city. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, fall and winter festivities begin. For outdoor aficionados, a drive through the mountains reveals the full spectrum of autumnal colors, and the high country offers the first flakes of snowy adventure. For urban explorers, the many museums and theatres throughout Denver present an array of interests, and the culinary scene offers up endless delicacies. Throughout the season, holiday festivals are also in full swing. Whether visitors are in search of a last-minute gift or an event for the whole family, thereâ€™s a festival for everyone. Holiday festivals bring the magic and spirit of the season to life. With gift markets, holiday light displays, mountain escapes and more, festivals are a fantastic way to escape holiday stressors and celebrate the season with joy. Experience one of the many holiday festivals happening around Denver through the end of this year and into the next.
Denver Christkindl Market November 17-December 23 Skyline Park, Denver CO www.denverchristkindlmarket.com The annual Denver Christkindl Market is coming back for its 17th year. Located at Skyline Park off the 16th Street Mall, the market imitates a traditional German market dating back to the 14th Century. With traditional German music and contemporary holiday favorites, European food and desserts, and traditional Gluehwein (mulled wine), the culinary options transport visitors to a far-off place and time. Local and international crafters add to the festivities with handmade wares for sale. There will be hats and gloves from Nepal, paper star lanterns from Germany, and glass ornaments from Egypt. The Christkindl Market is a family friendly event thatâ€™s sure to inspire the holiday spirit.
the rundown Blossoms of Light November 24-January 1 Denver Botanic Gardens www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/blossoms-light It wouldn’t be the holiday season without string lights. And while there are many venues around Denver that celebrate the holiday season with twinkling displays, the Denver Botanic Gardens is one visitors won’t soon forget. Step into a glimmering winter wonderland at the Botanic Gardens York Street location throughout the holiday season. Enjoy the full experience with a toasty beverage in a souvenir mug as you wander through the extensive gardens. Marvel at the countless shining lights and play with the interactive display — a field of sound-reactive, animated lights. Don your winter gear and bring the whole family for an awe-inspiring holiday display.
Olde Golden Christmas December 1-31 Golden CO www.visitgolden.com/olde-golden-christmas/ This month-long event is sure to get even the most Scrooge-like into the holiday spirit. Nestled in the foothills only 30 minutes from Denver, the picturesque town of Golden will feature a variety of holiday events throughout December. Centered on the historic main street, family friendly festivities include light displays, a holiday market, live theater, dog-pulled cart rides, and three holiday parades. Join carolers for a candlelight walk on December 1 to kick off the festivities and visit throughout the month for Breakfast with Santa and holiday craft workshops. Many local shops and restaurants also join the fun with hot apple cider and themed menus.
Near to the hearts and homes of generations of Colorado skiers and riders, Loveland is Colorado’s true winter wonderland. Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland boasts 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain, FREE snowcat skiing, an innovative lesson program and more snow than any Front Range or Summit County resort. Loveland is the home for those who simply want to ski or ride. Welcome home.
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Estes Park Winter Festival January 13-14 Estes Park CO www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/winter-festival/
Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. With local beer and wine selections, a weekend-long chili cook-off, live music, and snow-filled outdoor activities like snowshoeing, the celebration is sure to keep you entertained and toasty warm. The chili cook-off runs throughout the weekend with red, green and white competitions to perfectly complement an extensive selection of local drinks. The celebration also includes Winter Trails Day, a free snowshoe festival in Rocky Mountain National Park. There will be demo snowshoes for adults and kids, outdoor gear displays, and plenty of trails to trek.
International Snow Sculpture Championships January 22-29 Breckenridge CO www.gobreck.com/events/budweiser-international-snow-sculpture-championships The annual International Snow Sculpture Championships is beginning its 28th season. The intricate and awe-inspiring creations rival the scenic views at 9,600 feet in Breckenridge, and make for a family friendly event that appeals to art and outdoor lovers alike. Admire the many sculptures created by teams from around the world before supporting your favorite in the Peopleâ€™s Choice Vote. Historians can visit the Thaw Lounge+Music for an exhibit detailing the last 25 years of International Snow Sculpture Championships. While visiting Breckenridge, stay in one of many luxury hotels and ski or snowboard the 12,998 foot peak.
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A British Tradition Thrives in Colorado
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. — Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
By Melanie Locke
ome to a thriving brewery community, an up-and-coming winery culture, busy coffee shops on every corner, and restaurants and eateries galore, there’s no shortage of food or drink in Denver. In such a bustling culinary city, it can be hard to escape the hubbub. Luckily, a traditional English custom has taken root in Denver with a variety of afternoon tea locales that provide visitors with a welcome change of pace. Afternoon tea began in Great Britain in the 18th Century. The practice was a social event among the higher classes and provided repast before an evening full of entertainment. As the British Empire expanded around the world, so too did the practice of a light mid-afternoon meal. In Denver, afternoon tea is an enjoyable experience for anyone interested in the tradition or an afternoon of relaxation. With teahouses inspired by and connected to Asian culture, catering to the traditional English tea, and with a modern twist, there’s an option for everyone. Both tea newcomers and aficionados will enjoy an afternoon of tea and treats at these featured teahouses. 20
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Boulder Dushanbe Tea House 1770 13th Street, Boulder, CO Located in the heart of Boulder, the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House is an architectural work of art with an equally stunning story behind its creation. Considered a sister city to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in 1987 Boulder was gifted a teahouse created in the traditional style. It took three years for the intricately created decorative elements of the teahouse to be finished by hand without the use of any power tools. Like its rich and meaningful construction, the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House embodies the culture of Central Asia, which values teahouses as places of community and gathering. The ornate beauty of the teahouse draws the eye and entices visitors and locals alike to join in the shared culture of Boulder’s sister city in Tajikistan. Today the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House is a Boulder institution. Located only a few blocks from the famous Pearl Street Walking Mall, the Tea House offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and teatime selections. Visitors enjoy meals inspired by Asian and American culture and an extensive drink selection. Stop by for Afternoon Tea, served in the traditional English style with a beautifully dressed table, a three-tiered tower of pastries, sandwiches and cakes, and a steaming pot of premium tea.
The Brown Palace Hotel 321 17th St, Denver, CO The Brown Palace Hotel is an historic luxury establishment located in the heart of downtown Denver. Since 1892, the hotel has been a beloved Denver institution famous for its elegant design and amenities. Originally catering to visitors flocking west in search of gold and silver, with rooms available at four dollars a night, the Brown Palace Hotel is a prominent feature in Denver’s history. Today the Brown Palace is an iconic landmark that caters to modern visitors looking for comfortable and opulent lodgings. Afternoon tea at the Brown Palace is a lavish affair with a selection of herbal teas, finger sandwiches, and scones. Enjoy Devonshire cream imported from England along with your tasty treats. While the tea service is exceptional, the true experience of afternoon tea comes from the surroundings. The Brown Palace seamlessly blends historical grandeur with modern comfort. Admire the architectural details designed by Frank E. Edbrooke, who designed many other landmark buildings throughout the city, while enjoying the melodic effects of a professional pianist or harpist. For an indulgent and sumptuous experience taking tea, there’s no better choice than the Brown.
Bella’s Teapot 6851 S Gaylord St, #242, Centennial, CO With tea and china from across the world, Bella’s Teapot in south Denver is a bright, airy and modern afternoon escape. Afternoon tea includes a light salad, tea sandwiches and a selection of homemade pastries, along with a wide variety of teas. Bella’s Teapot offers teas that are Ethical Tea Partnership-certified and include black, herbal, oolong, white and fruit-fusion options. Enhance your afternoon tea experience with a variety of hats and boas for dress-up fun. Visitors also have the chance to pick their teacup and saucer from their wonderful selection of beautiful china available. Bella’s Teapot is an ideal afternoon getaway for visitors new to the tea culture. With a modern, welcoming design and delicious food prepared fresh in-house, even coffee-lovers will feel at home at Bella’s Teapot.
House of Commons 2401 15th Street, Denver, CO If you’re looking for a proper English tea, look no further. House of Commons, located in the bustling LoDo neighborhood, opened in 2005 as a reminder of home for Lancashire, England-raised owner Jessica. Tea is served daily with a selection of fresh options from around the world. Stop in for afternoon tea featuring a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, scones, Scottish shortbread, homemade petit fours, and real Devonshire cream. For visitors desiring heartier fare, the House of Commons serves English-inspired sandwiches on a traditional French baguette, soups, and salads for lunch. Englishmen with a hankering for home or Americans looking for a place of relaxation are sure to love House of Commons.
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An Urban Marketplace Takes Flight in Aurora By Monica Parpal Stockbridge
few local business owners began asking if he would be interested in leasing space inside. Shaker was intrigued. What if he and his partners could transform the deserted building into a place where multiple businesses operated under one roof? Where, instead of solely a beer hall, the building would house an urban marketplace — that time-honored yet trending concept of multiple businesses running in one location? What if people could come for a beer, but also for a cup of coffee, a new pair of shoes, an afternoon yoga class, and imported Italian pasta for dinner, all without leaving the building? This is how the story of Stanley Marketplace took flight.
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n 2014, Mark Shaker wanted to open a beer hall. He wasn’t looking for anything big; just a cozy place in his Stapleton neighborhood, where friends, family and neighbors could hang out and enjoy each other’s company. When he first came across the former Stanley Aviation building in northwest Aurora, on the border of Denver’s Stapleton, Shaker was unconvinced. The 140,000-square-foot warehouse and former aviation equipment plant had stood vacant for nearly a decade, and its 22-acre expanse was far too large for the beer garden he had originally envisioned. Yet, word started to float around that Shaker was looking at the expansive space, and a
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Prepare for Takeoff Built in 1954, Stanley Aviation was once the largest employer in Aurora, Colorado. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Bob Stanley is credited with being the first American to fly a jet plane, as well as an innovative designer of life-saving airplane ejector seats in his eponymous Aurora warehouse. The warehouse still bears red-painted pathways on the floors inside, which indicated safe places to walk amid dangerous machinery, as well as original neon signage on the front. “We knew from the very beginning that this was a special building where interesting things had happened,” says Bryant Palmer, Chief Storyteller with Stanley Marketplace. “The more we learned about Stanley Aviation, the more we felt inspired by those stories.” The more he learned about the history of the space, Shaker felt moved by the building and its past identity, and he and his partners ultimately took ownership in August of 2014. Soon after, he and Palmer (who happen to be brothers-in-law) wrote the “Stanifesto,” a guiding document containing a series of “grand ambitions” and “mighty beliefs,” not the least of which is this: “We believe in bringing people together and making them happy.”
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Now Boarding costs proved challenging, and in the Stanley spirit of innovation, Shaker devised his own cost-saving plan he coined “the Uncle Vinny program.” “Everyone has an ‘Uncle Vinny’ who’s a construction worker, or plumber, or millworker,” he says. “We created our own construction crew of friends and acquaintances launching their own construction, plumbing, or millworking business who helped build the majority of these spaces while simultaneously building their own portfolios.” Over time, Stanley signed on more and more businesses whose owners identified with the types of collaborative ownership Shaker and Palmer were seeking. After all, part of making the massive space feel cohesive was the conscious plan to bring in a collection of businesses who were interested in working together. “Our biggest goal was to team up with fantastic operators who were passionate about what they did and who were community-minded, who wanted to be in a place where businesses work together.” That’s not for everyone, Palmer acknowledges. “We wanted to make sure we were finding people who wanted to do this crazy, collaborative project that broke a lot of the rules.” Today, Stanley houses more than 50 businesses — and there’s still room to grow.
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Even before construction began, bringing the space back to life was anything but straightforward. Palmer and Shaker organized events on the Stanley property when it was still a construction site, getting the word out about their plans by partnering with Denver festival organizers like the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and TheBigWonderful. “We hosted tons of events to make sure people knew we were here,” Palmer says. Through this outreach, they met some of their vendors, including Zero Market and Goose & the Goat Shoes, who now have permanent spots within the building. Other early partners included established businesses like Kindness Yoga and OPENair Academy preschool, as well as Cheluna Brewing Company, who launched their brewery inside Stanley Marketplace. “The industrial feel of the Stanley Aviation building was very appealing to us,” says Cheluna owner Jennifer Pérez. “The building owners got to know us over time, loved our beer and concept, and Cheluna was realized.” The first businesses opened their doors in December of 2016, and from there new vendors opened almost every week, with custom-designed spaces by independent architects. However, skyrocketing construction
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Since opening, Stanley has welcomed a wide variety of Colorado-born businesses, including several restaurants, a variety of retail shops, a liquor store, a yoga studio, a preschool, and even a dentist, to name a few. Shaker’s vision for a beer hall took flight in the form of Stanley Beer Hall, and The Hangar — where Bob Stanley used to keep his planes — now operates as an events venue for proms, graduations, pop-up festivals, live music and more. One of the most exciting aspects for Shaker is to see tenants collaborating, bringing to life the spirit of innovation Bob Stanley launched more than 60 years ago. For example, Cheluna Brewing partners with chocolatier Miette et Chocolate who toasts up to 30 pounds of bakers’ chocolate for Cheluna’s Coco Xoxo Porter. Then, Sweet Cow ice cream uses that beer to make ice cream,
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while Annette restaurant — recently lauded in Bon Appétit — reduces the same beer to create a syrup for one of their desserts. Collaborations like these are so common, it’s no wonder that many of the vendors have begun to see one another as family. “We have cultivated relationships with everyone involved from day one, from the city to the owners and construction and cleaning crews, and have come to think of many of the people we know through Stanley as extended family, including our employees and those of other Stanley businesses.” Pérez says. “There’s something special about working directly with the business owners who have put their whole soul and passion into their product,” Shaker adds. “It’s evident that they care so much about those details, from how they design their space to the passion they have for their craft.”
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Flying High As 2017 comes to a close, Stanley is thriving with more than 50 businesses that offer something for everyone. Some people come in the morning for a yoga class at Kindness Yoga, and coffee on the sunny Logan House Coffee Company patio. They may stay for lunch at Rosenberg’s Bagels or Sazza Pizza before learning to build a robot at MindCraft or getting a manicure at Basecoat, followed by a pint at Stanley Beer Hall or a glass of wine at Infinite Monkey Theorem. “We’ve had an enormous amount of support from fellow Stanley business owners,” says Nicki McTague of Infinite Monkey Theorem. “We’ve collaborated on numerous occasions and seen a growth in sales thanks to a lot of cross-promotional opportunities. We’ve also seen new customers frequent our Stanley taproom, and it’s exciting to see people who have never heard of the brand become regulars.” Now approaching its official one-year anniversary, it’s safe to say that people know where Stanley Marketplace is. By the end of the year, the space will be 100-percent occupied. The surrounding area is evolving, too. By the end of 2018, 190 micro-apartments will be constructed within a minute’s walk of the Stanley Marketplace front door.
Although Stanley is nearing capacity, it is an ever-evolving project that is far from finished. In fact, part of the fun is that you never know what might happen there. A brass band might march through the marketplace one afternoon, or you might catch a Bollywood flash mob spring to action in the foyer. The Denver Center for Performing Arts’ Off-Center theatre company produced an immersive theater musical there in October. “We love surprises like that, because it adds an element of delight to an ordinary day,” Palmer says. “We’d like there to be as much delight in the world as possible.” At its heart, Stanley is a reflection of its past and a runway toward the future. It’s become a cool hangout, and just like Shaker hoped, it’s proudly Aurora. Stanley is a place where old stories live on, and where the floors still bear ribbons of red paint indicating where people walked before us. Today, Stanley invites you to walk those paths, to relive the old stories — and then, to step beyond them and be a part of creating the new ones.
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Holiday Happenings for the Whole Family By Rebecca Treon
pending time with family and loved ones is what the holidays are all about—making memories and celebrating traditions both new and old. From Thanksgiving until we welcome 2018, there are plenty of things to keep people of all ages busy in and around Denver. Below, we’ve collected some of our favorite activities around the metro area to help your family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
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The Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been bringing runners to historic Washington Park for more than 40 years. While grownups can tackle the four-mile run, little (turkey) legs can run the quarter-mile fun run before enjoying post-race entertainment. www.unitedwaydenver.org/turkey-trot When LoHi standard Rosa Linda’s closed after 30 years, The Squeaky Bean took up the annual tradition of feeding area homeless and hungry at Thanksgiving. The Squeaky Bean, Warren Tech, We Don’t Waste and Denver’s Community teamed up the past two years to continue the event. Today, the Thanksgiving Feed event continues with the support of Warren Tech Central, North and its satellite programs, DHA and Denver’s community. Last year, they fed more than 6,000 of Denver’s hungry. The whole event runs on the generosity of volunteers and donations; to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org; to donate contact acreswarrentech.com. Downtown Denver’s Winter in the City program kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with the Grand Illumination, so after you’ve finished bargain hunting on Black Friday, head downtown to the City & County Building. At 6 p.m., holiday lights will be lit from Civic Center to Union Station and all points in between, turning Denver’s downtown cityscape into a glittering holiday wonderland. www.visitdenver.com
Chanukah On December 3 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Jewish Community Center (JCC) will host a family-friendly community Chanukah celebration, Light Up Your Chanukah, including latkes, music, crafts, stories, and dreidel games. www.jewishcolorado.org/event/community-light-up-your-chanukah-celebration Pro tip: Hosting your own Chanukah celebration? Get your latkes from Littleton-based Latke Love (www.latkelove.com) and other Chanukah treats and eats from Glendaleâ€™s East Side Kosher Deli (www. eastsidekosherdeli.com).
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Christmas Starting November 17th, Denver’s Skyline Park is transformed into a European-style holiday market, with vendors from Ukraine, Ireland, Germany and other countries — not to mention local artisans — selling high-quality, handmade gifts. The Denver Christkindl Market features hand-carved wooden figurines, hand-made candles and ornaments, along with German food, Glühwein (hot mulled wine), live German music and traditional carols. www.denverchristkindlmarket.com The town of Golden, nestled in the foothills outside of Denver, transforms itself into the ultimate place to celebrate Christmas, western style. Kicking off with the Candlelight Walk on December 1, a procession of thousands of people will walk, holding candles, down Washington Street, illuminating each block with lights as they go. Afterward, find everything from roasted chestnuts to hot cider and Santa Claus. The following day, December 2nd, along with December 9th and 16th, Golden hosts its popular Olde Golden Christmas Parades, filling the town’s historic downtown with traditional decorations and fun 30
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activities for the whole family. The parade features cowboys on horses, floats, marching bands, classic cars, elves on unicycles, the Grinch in a Corvette, and of course, Santa Claus. Following the parade, enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides. Since 1956, Cascade, Colorado — just minutes outside of Colorado Springs — has been home to the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop, a charming Christmas-centric village. At this North Pole, the ice never melts, and visitors can explore the wares in several shops, experience 25 rides and attractions, see magic shows, listen to music, and of course, visit Mr. Claus himself. www.northpolecolorado.com
For an unforgettable ice skating experience, head to Evergreen Lake, the world’s largest groomed outdoor ice rink. Nestled among the pine trees of the foothills, you can skate the day away before sitting in front of a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, sipping hot cocoa. www. evergreenrecreation.com Nothing is more in the holiday spirit than festive gingerbread houses, and at Stir It Up Cooking School, families can create candy sidewalks, ice cream cone trees, and gumdrop-lined rooftops on their own houses at one of their popular gingerbread house workshops. www.stiritupcooking.com
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New Year’s Eve and Beyond Bring your family to experience the sights, sounds, and celebration of New York City’s Times Square ball drop — all before bedtime. Noon Year’s Eve at the Children’s Museum features rainbow confetti, bubble wrap fireworks, art projects, music, special characters, and best of all, hourly countdowns and ball drops. www.mychildsmuseum.org Nothing wraps up the holidays like the National Western Stock Show (January 6-21), which draws visitors from all over the west for a plethora of western activities, from livestock competitions, horse shows, fiddling competitions, rodeo (of course) and much more. In true Colorado tradition, The Brown Palace Hotel leaves its holiday décor up through the last day of the exhibition, culminating in a viewing and photo op with the Grand Champion Steer on January 19th, on display in the lobby. This is the 73rd year the Brown has hosted the rose-bedecked steer. Enjoy high tea surrounded by elegant holiday decorations (there are more than 4,800 ornaments used!) before taking a photo with rodeo royalty. www.brownpalace.com With so many holiday goings-on, making memories will be some of the most fun you’ve had all year, and remind you why Denver is one of the best cities to visit — or live!
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Denver Speakeasies are an Intoxicating Adventure By Eric Elkins
hat is a speakeasy, really? Back during prohibition, a super-secret entrance was a necessity when it came to serving up illegal booze under the radar. But now? Slipping through a sham facade to get into a dimly lit cocktail bar is more a matter of storytelling than hiding out from the feds. Still, surrendering to the spell of a well-crafted tale can be its own special pleasure. Especially when you’re soaking up spirits by the glassful. Denver is replete with speakeasy cocktail bars, from the throwback feel of Williams & Graham to the decidedly modern style of Retrograde. What they all have in common, though, is a meticulous approach to every aspect of the customer experience — from the way you get through the door, to the sources of ingredients and spirits, to the overall vibe of the room.
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The granddaddy of them all is Green Russell, part of chef Frank Bonnano’s empire of chef-driven restaurants. You might miss the entrance if you’re not looking for it as you stroll along Larimer Square’s many options for bites and beverages. Follow the signs down the stairs to Wednesday’s Pie (three kinds daily), a legit storefront that leads into the subterranean bar itself. And though it may be a tad fussy in its “house rules” – standing at the bar is prohibited and use of your cellphone for a call is an ejectable offense — the array of botanicals, fresh herbs, and unique, handmade bitters and sodas is truly impressive. Sure, you could select a cocktail from the menu, but if you really want to try something different, give your bartender the flavor profiles you’re craving (Base spirit? Sweet or spicy? Spirit forward, or not so much?) and let him or her concoct something special just for you. For the full-on, prohibition-style, speakeasy experience, make your way over to the LoHi neighborhood for a visit to Williams & Graham, nominated as Best American Bar at the Spirited Awards several years in a row. What looks like a corner bookstore (do they make those anymore?) is actually an essential stop on any Denver drinking adventure. If you can’t get a reservation, your best bet is to arrive a little before opening and stand in line. Behind a swing-out bookcase, you’ll find a novel-length cocktail menu broken down by spirit preference. But the seasonal specials are where you’ll want to kill some brain cells. And don’t forget to dig into the small plates and desserts created by the talented Chef Matthew Thompson.
Insider tip: The lookout booth is the best spot in the house. From there, you can watch the stellar bartenders at work while taking in the comings and goings of Denver’s cocktail lovers. Interested in the speakeasy experience but not so excited about the mustache and suspender crowd? Retrograde in Uptown may be more your thing. You’ll wonder if you’re in the right spot when you enter the brightly lit Frozen Matter ice cream shop, with its inventive flavors and homemade sodas. But don’t be fooled; that stainless-steel walk-in freezer door opens to a cozy Willy Wonka-esque bar that’s cool in all the right ways. I’m particularly fond of the Fox Mulder cocktail, but you’ll find your own rocket to outer space on the sci-fi-inspired menu. Millers & Rossi is another speakeasy with a contemporary feel. The front room is a spacious art gallery with an eclectic rotation of modern works, but walk through the door at the back, and you’ll find yourself in a warmly lit den that almost feels like a friend’s living room (if that pal were partial to Edison bulbs and a wraparound bar). The cocktails range from updated classics (Smoked Old Fashioned, anyone?) to locally sourced creations. The bar is a bit out of the way, so maybe stop in for a drink or two before walking a couple blocks to Hop Alley for dinner, then make a night of it and visit RiNo Art District’s many hip joints and art galleries along Larimer Street. denver + colorado
Eric’s Best Bets Though the speakeasies change up their menus often, most of them have a set of signature cocktails. Here are some favorites to try: Green Russell: Barrel Aged Blend The concoction changes regularly, but whatever’s been aged is going to have a mellow, oaky flavor to complement the spirits inside. Always a winner. Williams & Graham: Blackberry Sage Smash Sweet and herby, with a hint of lemon. It tastes fresh and delicious, like an afternoon hike in the foothills. Retrograde: Fox Mulder It’s not actually on the menu anymore, but the bartenders will make it for you if you ask nicely. With two kinds of whiskey, chocolate bitters, and Yellow Chartreuse, you, too, will want to believe. Millers & Rossi: The Wakeup Call A whiskey-based cocktail with the bite of Byrrh, but what makes the drink special is the espresso and custom chocolate sourced from Hotbox Roasters and Temper Chocolates, just a few blocks away. B&GC: Suit Separates An unexpected pleasure, with Suntory Whiskey and Plymouth Sloe Gin, all warmed up with sherry and pineapple gum syrup. Try not to guzzle it down. Ste. Ellie: The Loneliest Monk Rye, Yellow Chartreuse, Underberg bitters, and one giant rock. My favorite bittersweet comfort cocktail always makes me feel a little less lonely. Union Lodge #1: Red White Blue Blazer The fiery floor show is just the beginning.
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Sometimes a speakeasy is less about the secret entrance and more about how you find it in the first place. B&GC in Cherry Creek North is a gem, hidden away in the bowels of the Halcyon hotel. Text (don’t call) 720.925.8598 for a reservation, and you’ll be directed to ring the bronze bell outside an alley door. A host will lead you down a stairwell, past HVAC equipment, and along a hallway to the intimate room, which is well-equipped with some of the most adept bartenders in the whole damn city. The cocktail menu is eclectic, and you’ll be enchanted by the array of potions along the top of the bar. What’s the line between a speakeasy and one that elicits the style and experience of one? The elegant Ste. Ellie doesn’t have a secret entrance or a storefront façade. And though the frosted glass door to the bar on Platte Street is understated, it certainly isn’t hidden. But descend the stairs to the sister bar and restaurant underneath big brother Colt & Gray, and you’ll find one of the loveliest rooms anywhere. Whether you settle into a cushy round booth or post up at the gorgeous marble bar, the Ellie’s friendly staff will set you up with some of the best food and drink you’ll find in Denver. Choose from the dynamic cocktail menu, or request a bartender to do up something unique. Ask Minetta to make you one of her signature tiki-inspired cocktails in a fish-shaped vessel, if you’re feeling especially courageous. The food menu is affordable and delectable, too, and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m. Don’t miss the signature sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
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relax recover Is Union Lodge No. 1 a speakeasy? Not strictly, no. Set in a storefront on Champa Street downtown, there’s nothing hidden about the place. But step inside, and the vibe is pure vintage, from the 19th century pre-prohibition cocktails to the old-timey attire (and attention to detail and customer service) of the staff. Co-owned by Williams & Graham alum and award-winning bartender Jason Patz, Union Lodge has everything you’d want in a speakeasy experience. The intimate room is warm, the bartenders are ridiculously friendly, and you can even order a drink they’ll set on fire. Whichever speakeasies you choose to visit, embrace the romance of the experience. Chat with your servers and bartenders and learn what their favorites are. Let them know your tastes and preferences so they can steer you to something new and delicious. And always, always tip well.
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The Sound of Music Musicians On Call Delivers Joy to Patients
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is the season for caroling and gifts, toasting friends and family and reflecting on seasons gone by. For Musicians On Call (MOC) however, every day is dedicated to spreading cheer through song. Their mission: to bring life on the wings of music to patients hospitalized with severe injuries and illness. MOC efforts are experienced by patients, doctors and nurses, as well as the volunteers who drive much of the organization’s operation. Ryan Flick, a volunteer musician says, “MOC has allowed me the opportunity to serve others while doing something I love to do. I get excited about the connection I can make. Sometimes patients sing along, sometimes they clap, sometimes they ask to sing some36
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thing back to me! Music is healing, even if it just brings a smile to someone’s day. I get to see smiles a lot when I play at the hospital and the relief that comes with it.” Volunteer Jenny Salimi adds, “Being part of MOC has been one of the most humbling yet rewarding experiences. It’s an absolute honor to be able to volunteer with such an extraordinary organization.” I sat down with MOC President Pete Griffin to gain a better understanding of the work they do in Denver at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. There are many ways for the community to get involved both locally and nationwide. Read on to learn how you can give the gift of music to someone in desperate need, this season and in the coming year.
Colorado Hotel Magazine: Can you briefly describe how you network hospitals and patients with music? Pete Griffin: “We started in 1999 in New York, in one hospital. Co-founder Michael Solomon’s girlfriend was diagnosed with sarcoma and ended up passing away. She was 23 years old and her name was Kristen Ann Carr. Her mother worked in the music industry so they thought, why don’t we do something nice for the hospital. They brought musicians in to play in the lobby and the patients would come down and listen and take a little break from the day. After doing that a couple of times, they realized there were a lot of patients like Kristen Ann, who weren’t able to leave their rooms. So, in many ways, the people who needed it the most couldn’t take advantage of the music. Michael and Kristen’s mother wondered, why don’t we bring the musicians around from room to room, to play for patients who can’t leave their room? And that’s the idea that started Musicians On Call.” Essentially what we do to this day is, we find musicians in cities around the country and schedule them to go to hospitals on a weekly basis. They go room to room to play for the patients who really need it the most, the ones who are stuck in their beds.”
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CHM: MOC celebrated 18 years of service this year to patients and hospitals. How long have you been servicing the Denver area? PG: We started in Denver in 2015, so it is pretty recent. We have already played for over 2,100 people in Denver in that short time. We’re excited to be there, but we’re also looking forward to growing and serving more folks there. CHM: How often are music events scheduled in hospitals across the country? PG: We aspire to be in the hospitals every week. We’ll work with the hospital and they will determine what day and time works best for them. Then they determine what areas of the hospital make the most sense for us to go in, because every hospital has patients organized in a different way. We bring musicians each week to visit the hospitals. We rely largely on local, professional musicians who have been screened by us and trained by us. We also work with a lot of celebrity musicians. Whenever there is an opportunity, we schedule them to do visits as well.
CHM: How can the local community get involved and help spread the love for MOC? PG: There are two basic ways. One is to volunteer with us, because we still need volunteers. You can go to musiciansoncall.org/volunteer to get things going. The cool part about what we do is we have opportunities for both musicians and non-musicians to volunteer with us. When we go into the hospital we have what we call Volunteer Guides, people who learn the ropes of the hospital and then take the musicians room to room. Then of course you’ve got the musicians. So, we have opportunities for both sets of people. The other way people can support us is to donate. We’ve got a small staff, there are just 14 of us running this program in 26 cities across the country. Our ability to serve more patients largely comes from folks donating, so we can hire more program staff to serve more people.
CHM: What is your story? How did you first get involved with MOC? PG: I came here through a meandering path, if you will. I spent about nine years of my career at MTV. When I was there, I worked in advertising and international marketing before transitioning over to manage all MTV’s social cause work. I did all the things you would see on air, from covering politics, to different cause-related issues. I worked with the MTV talent and musicians and bands and the causes that were important to them and were important to our audience. After doing that for a few years, I realized I really wanted to dedicate my life to it. A couple of the artists I had worked with had spoken about being involved with MOC. In fact, the artist who helped us kick off our program in Denver was Gavin DeGraw. I’ve known him for a long time and he was one of the artists who told me about his experience with MOC, which is how I found out about it. denver + colorado
CHM: Since serving as President of MOC, how has the organization and its mission impacted you personally? PG: It’s been amazing! I go to the hospital a lot to bring people and to see the program in action. I’m actually a Volunteer Guide at the Nashville VA Hospital. Two things really stick out to me. One is that it’s easy to understand what we do, but when you get in the room and see the power that music actually has ... you go in a room and see someone who’s not really moving, not really talking and clearly having a bad day. Then a volunteer musician plays for them and three minutes later, they are sitting up in bed, smiling, laughing and singing along. You know that for a few minutes you’ve brought them joy, you’ve allowed them to disconnect from where they’re at. When you see that, you just want to keep doing more and more of it. The other thing I see is that a lot of family members, or patients themselves, come up to me and express how knowing there are people willing to volunteer and take time out of their lives to visit when patients are going through a tough time really means the most. So there’s that humanity piece that really makes me grateful for all our volunteers who are able to create that human-to-human connection. That really helps people. 38
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CHM: What have been some of the greatest challenges? PG: One of the things we’re working on right now is building out technology so hospitals and volunteers can go through an online onboarding process themselves. This will enable us to use technology to get folks onboard and connect them, so that we can truly make MOC available in hospitals and communities across the country. That’s the big initiative we are starting. Obviously these things cost money. We’re a small organization. We spend a lot of time focusing on local communities, sharing the story about what we do in the hope people want to support us so we can build out more programs and build in some technology that allows us to connect people. It really doesn’t cost much for us to do this because we’re so efficient. Just a little more of a boost in fundraising and we’re going to be able to scale quickly. CHM: With the holiday season approaching, in an ideal world, what is on MOC’s wish list? PG: We would love people to sponsor a hospital room. We have a program called, ‘The Backstage Pass’ program. Basically, for us to bring music to a room every week for a year costs $500. If someone was able to donate $500 toward a room, or if they wanted to start their own online fundraiser to raise $500, that would allow us to bring music to a room, every week for a year. When you do that, we give you a commemorative Backstage Pass, which essentially connects you to the patients whom you’re ultimately sponsoring that year.
CHM: What is one of the most compelling memories for you to date of how MOC has made a difference in a patient’s life? PG: This is a little bit generic but it has happened so many times, it’s probably worth sharing. We’re in children’s hospitals all over the country, including The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. This actually happened when I was in Denver with Gavin DeGraw. We were going room to room and playing for people and we went into the room of a child who was being treated for cancer. She had been in the hospital for a couple of weeks. The child, as you might expect, wasn’t very happy at the beginning. Gavin played a song and by the end they were clapping, singing and having a good time. Her mom and dad came out into the hallway after we had left and grabbed me. They said after being there for three weeks, that was the first time they had seen their daughter smile. It’s in moments like that, you know you help the patient and the family, and it just changes you. You become even more motivated to try to replicate that emotion for other people and that’s what we’re trying to do. That was just one patient, but we’re trying to do that in Colorado and across the country. It’s really a powerful thing!” To donate, volunteer or find out more about Musicians On Call visit: https://www. musiciansoncall.org/
FASHION Hits a High Note
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Glamour and Style Return to the Slopes This Season By Ellen Gray
uxury is the operative word on the slopes this winter. Fashion-forward skiers will no doubt thrill to see the return of glamour, sophistication and high style, as skiwear takes a bow to both designer street looks and technical function. Gone are the days when baggy pants and long jackets, often a staple of snowboard enthusiasts, ruled the slopes. Replacing the look are form-fitting jackets, adorned with fur, metallic finishes and jewel tones, paired with functional stretch pants first introduced by Bogner in the 1950s. In fact, when it comes to luxury, skiwear designers such as Bogner, Toni Sailer and Skea rule the day, with beautiful collections that are as eye-catching as they are versatile. ML Furs, a highly respected boutique in Denver’s chic Cherry Creek North, is the exclusive purveyor of the Bogner brand. The marriage of the upscale boutique with the industry’s most-respected skiwear designer is indeed a match made in heaven. As you head to one of Colorado’s fabulous resorts this winter, you’ll want to tackle the slopes in style, and the season’s beautiful collection will show off your moves both on and off the slopes. 40
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• EM-EL Horizontal Mink Fur Vest - Stand-Up Collar - Lagoon Blue • Toni Sailer Dioline Ski Jacket - Fur Hood Trim - Lagoon Blue • Toni Sailer Ethel Special Stretch Ski Pant - White Photographer: Jody Zorn Stylist-Hair and Makeup: Katelyn Simkins and Jillian Berres Model: Carlie Sis
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Many of the pieces that will mark the slopes this season feature elements of fur. According to ML Furs, expect to see runway on the slopes, and Bogner’s Fire + Ice collection is a prime example. Drawing inspiration from motor racing sports and the iconic style of Steve McQueen, the designs are incredibly intricate, using materials and threads that can take as long as 30 hours to assemble. The Fire + Ice line is pure street style, and highlights why the Bogner name remains the uncontested leader in ski fashion. “Bogner Sport, the most sought-after ski brand worldwide, not only combines fashion and function, each piece is a work of art, a collector’s item, from the illustrious one-pieces, jackets and helmets, to the transitional mid and base layers that can be worn all year while hiking, biking or even golfing. Their brand boasts an aura of exclusivity,” according to Ms. Gross of ML Furs. Sleek fit rules the day, and established designers bring color and glamour to the season. Sophisticated skiwear transitions easily from slopestyle to après ski, with colors and fabrics that meld perfectly with runway fashion. In addition to a beautiful collection featuring contemporary styling, fabrics and design, skiing legend Toni Sailer is showcasing a smaller, limited line inspired by the “black blitz from Kitz,” a predominantly black collection that features luxurious materials including leather, lambskin and fur. Kitzbüehl, Austria being one of the most famous, demanding downhill’s in the world, often boasting the Men’s World Cup. Toni Sailer’s elegant women’s collection is both athletic and versatile, featuring four-way stretch material with a shiny, satin finish. Emphasizing femininity, the outfits showcase an elegant, athletic silhouette, including a stunning jumpsuit incorporating a blouson jacket. Bogner, long recognized as the fashion leader in beautiful skiwear, once again delivers a fabulous lineup, with great looks that incorporate modern and biker black-and-whites, navy/denim and red-white-and-blue patriotic themes for the 2018 Olympic Games. Also big this year are eclectic metallics with gold and violet ash straight from the runway, bright pinks and darker mocha tones. Much of the Bogner Women’s line draws inspiration from the urban cowboy trend, merging the Bogner heritage of traditional ski and active sportswear in a relaxed and comfortable style.
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Toni Sailer Iris Splendid Ski Jacket - Fur Hood Trim - Metallic Bronze/Black Toni Sailer Ethel Special Stretch Ski Pant - Black Bogner Sport Lena-D Ski Jacket - Finnraccoon Hood Trim Bogner Sport Luna Ski Pants - Black
• Bogner Sport Pina-D Red, White, and Blue Ski Jacket - Raccoon Fur Trim • Bogner Sport Malena Ski Jean Denim Blue with White Floral Embroidery
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Skea, another Colorado favorite, pushes the limits of function and style in this season’s collection featuring technical fabrics, customized trims, gorgeous prints and fashionable silhouettes. Skea designer and owner Diane Boyer, a Vail, Colorado resident and former freestyle skiing champion, understands what it takes to combine performance and high style. The designer’s line appeals to women of all ages, and the clothing works equally well in the big city or on the slopes of Vail. This season’s lineup features fun colors and textures, reflective and shiny touches, and even sequins 44
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on both base and mid layers. Look for beautiful accessories to complement the ensemble. Of course, looking hot on the slopes is not just a woman’s prerogative. Highend designers pay homage to men, with high-tech fabrics, exquisite workmanship and sporty styles. Toni Sailer’s limited Montgomery jacket is a work of art, featuring details from hydrophobic reindeer nubuck, carbon zippers and lasered carbon logos. Add a hood, lined with Tuscan lambskin, and lightweight yet ultra-warm Francis ski pants, and this is a standout on the mountain.
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At the end of an epic ski day, there’s an art to looking great when you come off the slopes. There are so many options, so we’ve narrowed down the field to help you select what to wear, whether on a ski holiday in the mountains or elsewhere in Colorado. To help us develop a template for winter après ski fashion, we turned to the experts at ML Furs, who have helped visitors from across the globe to look their cold-weather best. The family-owned business works with national and international brands, and prides itself on remaining current and contemporary. A keen sense of understanding their customers and what they need is key to the company’s success since its humble beginnings in 1987. With a finger on the pulse of runway fashion, ML Furs caters to modern women who desire high-end outerwear or skiwear for the coming season. This season, the boutique is awash in beautiful style, including stunning fur, vivid color, denim, navy and metallic. Forget the image of your grandmother’s fur coat, and look to celebrities and fashion models who more and more are incorporating elements of fur into their everyday wardrobe. Whether the goal is function or fashion – or a combination of the two, elements of fur are everywhere, and are being produced in highly regulated operations worldwide. The furs of today are very lightweight, and in many instances, are so highly styled that it takes a closer look to understand they are indeed the real deal. A huge seller at ML Furs is a reversible, easy-to-wear coat that is fur on one side and water-repellent taffeta or silk on the other. The coat can be worn with pants or a dress, and is the epitome of style and function. So just who is buying these pieces? “If you think back to the days when Sex and the City was on television, you’ll recall that fur was front and center in every episode. They all wore fur, and it was considered the height of fashion,” Ms. Gross of ML Furs says. “Today it’s less about luxury and more about everyday style.” The fur industry is a huge employer around the world, from Africa to Scandinavia and China. The industry employs millions of workers, and is a $15 billion industry worldwide. The U.S. fur industry represents about 10 percent of that number, so imports are a major factor in the business. The majority of skins are sourced in the United States, Denmark, Finland and Russia, all from places that are 100-percent regulated and monitored. “This industry is better regulated than any other,” Mr. Gross says. “You’re not going to find any leopard, or any endangered species. If they’re on the endangered or protected list, they are protected.” When it comes to this type of apparel, each piece is a true work of art, from the dyeing process to matching up each piece for color and design. The pieces are put together by artisans, and represent hours of work and expertise. This season, designers closely follow the rest of the fashion world, featuring monochromatic jewel tones, muted earth tone palettes from Michael Kors, modern classics from Zac Posen, textures, color, camo, navy, horizontals, reversible, lightweight garments including sweatshirts, hoodies, ponchos, and sheared designs. With options such as these it’s impossible not to look good. “If you aren’t a skier, we show you how to look good off-piste in some of our longer down garments with fur trim from Bogner, M. Miller and Guy LaRoche,” Ms. Gross says. And fear not, any contemporary fur coat will style well while sipping on a hot toddy! Looking for stocking stuffers or just a touch of fur? ML Furs carries a vast selection of accessories, including the locally distributed Hestra luxury brand dress and ski gloves for both men and women. denver + colorado
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• Zandra Rhodes Navy Reversible Super Sheared Mid-Length Mink Fur Coat Photographer: Jody Zorn Stylist-Hair and Makeup: Katelyn Simkins Model: Carlie Sis
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Ultimately, the return of the stretch pant is what sums up the style stories. When Maria Bogner began experimenting with the sexy stretch pant material in 1952, little did she know that her innovation would turn the world of ski fashion upside down. Initially a favorite of leggy models, including Aspen’s Monica Brown and Stein Eriksen, the pants sold for a pricey $40 but were hugely popular. Racers immediately loved the new material, both for their sleek look and their aerodynamic qualities which meant faster times. The stretch pant became a permanent fashion craze, and even prompted ski legend Warren Miller to write, “I credit the growth of skiing during those years (the ’50s and ’60s) to Maria Bogner and her invention of stretch ski pants. Let’s face it, sex sells. Anyone who was in reasonable shape could put on a pair of her stretch pants and look as sleek and attractive as someone in a James Bond movie.” Maria Bogner, the wife of Bogner founder Willy Bogner, designed skiwear until the 1970s, when her sons Michael and Willy Jr. took the helm. Willy Jr. continues to run the company, and his wife Sonia works on the design side.
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When it comes to finding that perfect gift, Colorado boutiques have items extraordinaire. From presents that pamper to jewelry and accessories, we have assembled a fun and unique collection that will make sure your gift is the star of the show. Read on for some fun and fabulous ideas that will make gift-giving this season a joyful and memorable occasion.
Women Todd Reed
Elegance, sophistication and rare beauty are all on display when she wears stunning pieces from Todd Reed. Boulder jeweler Todd Reed creations are one-of-a-kind, hand-forged and finished by master jewelers. These handmade pieces feature precious metals and stones that merge rugged natural beauty with refined sculptural elegance â€“ Raw Elegance. 2015 Pearl St., Boulder toddreed.com Earrings in 18k yellow gold, sterling silver with patina, white brilliant cut diamonds (approx. 0.31ctw), $5,750
Since 1987, ML Furs has held a special place in the hearts of Coloradoans and visitors who appreciate luxury and elegance. From beautiful coats and accessories to coveted skiwear, ML Furs offers the best of the best. 263 Josephine St. 303.322.2287 MLFurs.com Bogner Cheryl-D Down Parka-Finnraccoon Fur Hood Trim - $1990 EM-EL Navy Reversible Mink Horizontal and Down Fur Jacket - $3945
Barbara & Company
Barbara & Company is a stylish, locally owned boutique with an urban vibe. The unique and distinctive clothing and accessories are casually sophisticated, modern and timeless. Selected from lines in New York, Los Angeles and Europe, youâ€™ll find unique silhouettes, interesting combinations of textures and unusual color palettes. Cashmere sweaters, great-fitting pants and jeans, stylish dresses and evening looks provide all the requirements for work, travel and daily life. Take your outfit up a notch with designer handbags, beautiful jewelry and accessories from their special collection. Personal stylists will help you look your best! Two stores: 1067 S. Gaylord St., Denver and 1505 Pearl St., Boulder barbaraandcompany.net Lauren Vidal hooded faux fur jacket $238 | Lauren Vidal tweed cropped pant $158
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Spa at St Julien
Pamper her with an annual VIP membership to the Spa at St Julien. For just $99 per year, she will enjoy 20 percent off all treatments Monday through Thursday, and 50 percent off up to three treatments during her birthday month! The 10,000-sq. ft. spa features 12 treatment rooms, offering guests handmade spa treatments and incorporates performance-based product lines from Naturopathica, Zents, Luzern, Body Bliss and Ajne. 900 Walnut Street, Boulder stjulien.com/spa
Destin scarves stray from the classics with their innovative designs and intricate, distressed detail. Made in Italy from the finest cashmere, wool and silk, each scarf undergoes a special finishing treatment that provides their exceptionally soft texture and distinctive style. Lightweight and generously sized, Destin scarves are the ideal accessory to spice up any fall wardrobe. 225 Steele St. lawrencecovell.com Destin cashmere scarf $435
VIVE Float Studio
She will glow in Osmotics new Colour Verite Discovery Collection, featuring beautiful products that will enhance skin tone, blur fine lines and imperfections and defend skin. Available for light, medium or deep skin tones. osmotics.com/colour-verite-discovery-collection $98
VIVE Float Studio + specializes in FLOAT, CRYO, INFRARED, VAT and HALO therapies. Our boutique wellness studio offers state-of-the-art equipment dedicated solely to providing REST and RECOVERY for both the body and mind. This all-natural healing environment is ideal for those with chronic pain, stress-induced illness, sports injuries, and more. Come experience the difference today. 250 Steele St, Ste 110, Denver 720 Summit Blvd, Frisco VIVEfloatstudio.com Celebrate our December 1, 2017 Grand Opening BOGO Special. Enjoy a â€˜Buy One, Get Oneâ€™ special offered on all services (cannot combine service types or discounts). Offer expires March 31, 2018. Limit one per guest.
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We find many things in the mountains: solitude, beauty, inspiration – and the thrill of gravity. Inspired by the pursuit of downhill adventure. Incline is designed to be your partner for all-day descents. We believe you need to earn your turns, so we’ve taken our plant-based Z-Resin to a new level of lightness with our Z-Lite thin injection process to bring you a sunglass that’s so light, you’ll forget it’s there. Our polarized, plant-based ellume lenses help you see the greens and blues of the landscape below like never before thanks to our unique blend of color filters. Featuring ProFlex rubber inlays on the temple tips and nose bridge to keep them in place on the steepest descents. 1230 Spruce St., Boulder zealoptics.com $149
Guests traveling with their Thursday or Sunday night football squads of six or more people (three room minimum) can book the Pregame Beast Feast Package. The package includes double-queen guestrooms for each team of two to dream about blitzes and touchdowns. Upon arrival, each guest will enjoy a hometown brew, and before kickoff, pregame with a Whole Beast Feast at Hearth & Dram: A three-course meal featuring a whole suckling pig, served family style. Just as football games vary, so do reservations for the Whole Beast Feast – sometimes it’s just not possible to finish a whole pig before 1 p.m., and a warm post-game meal does the job just as well. For more information, call (720) 544-6111 (guests must book five days in advance). 1801 Wewatta St. hearthanddram.com Starting at $349 per room, per night
More than a fur boutique, ML Furs is the city’s only venue where you’ll find the Bogner brand, representing the height of ski fashion. From accessories to outerwear and more, ML Furs takes warmth and comfort to elegant new heights. 263 Josephine St. 303.322.2287 MLFurs.com EM-EL Men’s 2 in 1 Camo Print Jacket-Reversible Black Plucked Mink Fur Vest $3995 Bogner Vision TR Skis $1809
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Crafted from rich pull up leather, the Logan Overnight boasts a sturdy, sophisticated silhouette ready to accompany an adventurous photojournalist on a trip through South Africa. Or at least up to Aspen. Handsome luggage tags and an interior pocket add comfortable convenience. 2929 E. Second Ave. thefryecompany.com $598
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From the world’s highest distillery, resting at 9,600 ft., The Breckenridge Distillery is known for their Breckenridge Bourbon, one of the most highly awarded craft bourbons. The High Proof Bourbon makes the perfect holiday gift. Paired with a cigar, your holidays will be a bit more “spirited”. 1925 Airport Rd., Breckenridge breckenridgedistillery.com Starting at $49.98
Cocktail Cookbook – Imbibe Worldwide Ancestry.com
Learn about your relatives both past and living with this kit from ancestry.com. A simple swab connects your DNA to individuals around the world, from small tribes in Africa to farmers in the Irish countryside. Ancestry.com Online special: $79
Commercial photographer and travel writer Chad Chisholm has published Imbibe Worldwide, a beautiful collection of 70 cocktail recipes from around the globe, including more than 30 countries and 27 states. The colorfully shot libations jump from the page with storytelling and instructions on how to create your own. “These cocktails are reminders of the places and experiences in which I’ve had them,” explains Chisholm. “Unique in their locations, ingredients, or prop styling with souvenirs and props from the locations, this project was a joy to shoot in our studio and I hope readers enjoy the journey and libations with me.” Barnes and Noble.com Amazon.com Google.com $19.99 denver + colorado
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In Colorado, we’ve got events to suit everyone’s style. Check out our calendar for the best of the city’s culture and entertainment during your stay. For even more great entertainment, check out our website at coloradohotelmagazine.com.
Nov 26 Katy Perry Pepsi Center
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Global superstar Katy Perry will be rocking the Pepsi Center with her bubbly pop hits. Perry is an award-winning singer and one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
Waitress The Buell Theatre
X Games Aspen
With original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, Entertainment Weekly calls Waitress a “little slice of heaven.” You will fall in love with Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. 52
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X Games returns to Aspen, featuring the world’s best action sports, music and festival experience – on snow! This is the premiere winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival, showcasing the talents of more than 200 world-class action sports athletes competing for medals and prize money, as well as world-class musical performances and interactive festival elements.
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Nov 18 John Cleese and the Holy Grail Bellco Theatre A memorable evening of conversation and audience Q&A awaits, as John Cleese answers questions ranging from the ridiculous to the absurd. You’ll hear stories of his life and career, but not before you’ve finished watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the big screen!
La Boheme Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Fall Out Boy: The MANIA Tour Pepsi Center
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Buell Theatre
La Boheme is a classic opera performance sure to enthrall opera aficionados and newcomers alike. First premiering in 1896, the tale is one that stands the test of time.
Presenting the follow-up album to the band’s platinum-certified sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho, Fall Out Boy has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and many more.
Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney recently starred in the Broadway hit “Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. His Netflix Original, The Comeback Kid, was a huge hit, and he continues to write and perform nationwide.
David Sedaris Paramount Theatre
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE University of Denver – Newman Center
Preeminent humor writer, comedian, author and radio contributor David Sedaris achieved national recognition in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay “SantaLand Diaries.” Each of his books have been bestsellers, and have been translated into 25 languages.
Enjoy a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia, where you’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly lifelike dinosaurs and other creatures, presented in a thrilling and entertaining theatrical performance.
Nov 9-11 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Lincoln Center Performance Hall, Ft. Collins Revisit the classic tale of Cinderella with this Tony Award-winning musical from Rodgers & Hammerstein. With stunning costume designs and memorable musical performances, it’s Cinderella as never seen before.
Nov 9 Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Boulder Theater, Boulder An epic cinematic adventure that explores how skiers are shaped by picking up a pair of skis for the first time. A celebration of skiing icons and fresh faces.
Nov 10 Kid Cudi Fillmore Auditorium
He first rose to prominence when Kanye West signed him to his GOOD Music label in 2008, and now this rapper is a respected solo artist with six studio albums. Kid Cudi has appeared in several feature films and television shows.
An Intimate Evening with Yanni: Piano and Intimate Conversation Buell Theatre
Nov 11-Apr 22
From the New Age wave of the late ‘80s and ‘90s, Yanni is acclaimed for his unique blend of world music and esoteric textures drawn from multiple cultures. Expect an evening of uplifting beauty and awe-inspiring musicality.
First Date Garner Galleria Theatre When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents.
Nov 11 Smart People Ricketson Theatre A biting comedy that follows a quartet of Harvard intellectuals struggling to understand why the lives of so many people, including their own, are undermined by race. Variety calls the show “Sexy, serious and very, very funny.”
Nov 11 LCD Soundsystem 1stBANK Center, Broomfield This American rock band has won critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their third studio album, This is Happening, became their first top-10 album in the United States.
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Nov 24-Dec 24 The SantaLand Diaries The Jones Theatre David Sedaris’ offbeat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.
November 24-Dec 24
Demetri Martin Paramount Theatre
Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Boettcher Concert Hall
A Christmas Carol Stage Theatre
He’s written for Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has released a comedy album, had comedy specials and appeared in movies.
Nov 13 Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant 2017 Christmas Tour Bellco Theatre Multiplatinum Grammy winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith team up with recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of The Voice. The 22-city tour showcases selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires.
NOV 14-21 Rent Buell Theatre The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Rent, returns for a 20th Anniversary Tour this fall. The 1996 original musical changed Broadway forever, and the message of hope and love permeates today.
Nov 17 Joe Rogan Bellco Theatre American stand-up comedian Joe Rogan is known for his #1 iTunes-rated podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. 54
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Natasha Paremski takes the stage for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Considered one of the most difficult piano concertos, the performance will surely be unforgettable.
NOV 18 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Pepsi Center
This holiday classic is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.
Nov 25-Dec 24 Colorado Ballet: The Nutcracker Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Join the progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their annual winter tour as they stop in Denver. The multi-platinum performers have been named one of the top touring acts in the world by Billboard.
The Colorado Ballet performs the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, in the 57th annual production of the stunning performance. The Colorado ballet has been performing the beautiful classic to sold-out audiences for almost 60 years.
Nov 28-Dec 3
Tori Amos Paramount Theatre Tori Amos is a classically trained musician, composer and singer-songwriter. Her most recent album, Native Invader, is her 15th solo album. Amos has received eight Grammy nominations.
Nov 22 Shopkins Live! Paramount Theatre Shoppies are the No. 1 kids toy in North America and are coming to the stage. Kids are sure to love this performance featuring their favorite Shoppies as they sing and dance.
Chicago – The Musical Buell Theatre Chicago is one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. The classic tale of fame and fortune has captured audiences for 20 years and has received six Tony Awards.
Nov 30-Dec 2 Jersey Boys Lincoln Center Performance Hall, Ft. Collins This Tony-award winning performance follows The Four Seasons on their rise to fame. Jersey Boys features all your favorite hits for a fantastically fun, dance-in-your-seat kind of performance.
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Dec 12 Lady GaGa Pepsi Center She’s a rocker, a pop star and has an unyielding flair for theatrics. She learned to play piano at the age of four, and was performing on open mike nights by age 14. Her repertoire is as diverse as her persona, including “Just Dance”, “Beautiful Dirty Rich”, and “Nothing I can Say (eh eh).” She’s one of a kind, and she’s always entertaining.
Dec 8-10 Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart Pepsi Center Celebrate the magic of the holidays with this thrilling spectacle featuring some of Disney’s most popular characters, including those from Finding Dory, Inside Out, Frozen, Toy Story, Aladdin and more. And of course, Mickey and Minnie will be on hand!
Dec 8-9 Dec 1-3
Colorado Symphony Orchestra: All Beethoven conducted by Brett Mitchell Boettcher Concert Hall
K-Love Christmas: Steven Curtis Chapman, Hillary Scott & We Are Messengers 1stBank Center, Broomfield
Current music director and conductor Brett Mitchell will be joined by former Music Director Jeffrey Kahane for a night showcasing Beethoven.
The K-Love Christmas event features new and classic Christmas hits from performing artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, We Are the Messengers, and Marc Martel for a night of holiday cheer.
Dec 1 Maria Bamford Paramount Theatre Maria Bamford is an American stand-up comedian and actress famous for her performances in Louie and Arrested Development. She plays the lead role in the bio-pic series Lady Dynamite on Netflix.
Dec 5 Lorie Line Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall The classically trained pianist and composer will be performing in Denver with her Christmas Tour. She has released 44 albums and written more than 40 books of compositions.
Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour Paramount Theatre
Face Holiday Show Boulder Theater, Boulder
Former Vice President Joe Biden stops by the Paramount Theatre on his American Promise Tour. Biden will speak about his political career and its defining moments, as well as the challenge of losing his son, Beau.
Dec 3 Peppa Pig Live! Paramount Theatre Your children’s favorite pig is coming to the stage. The performance features the cast favorites, Peppa, George, and all their friends as life-size puppets, and a night of singing and dancing.
The hometown a cappella group takes over Boulder Theater for a holiday show filled with holiday favorites. The impressive vocal performance is sure to bring about the holiday spirit.
Dec 7 Spanish Harlem Jazz Orchestra Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall The Spanish Harlem Orchestra has won two Grammy Awards for Salsa and Latin Jazz Band. Their authentic New York salsa has captured fans and Grammy Award nominations throughout 14 years of creating music and touring.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Paramount Theatre The 25th Anniversary Tour of the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will wow Denver with stunning costumes, classic musical performances, and a company of almost 40 talented dancers.
Dec 8-9 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah Boettcher Concert Hall Experience the full depth of Handel’s Messiah with the Colorado Symphony. Brett Mitchell conducts the famous masterpiece.
Dec 9 Sing it To Me Santa: The Record Company Ogden Theatre The Record Company is a three-man rock band out of California. They’ll be performing a holiday show featuring classic favorites.
Dec 9 Lindsey Stirling 1STBANK Center She is hailed as an electronic music impresario, classically trained violinist, dancer and artist, who broke new ground with her cinematic violin-driven electronic music. Her hit “Shatter Me’ ranked as the #2 Dance/ Electronic Album and #1 Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts, and her YouTube videos garnered more than 1.3 billion views. Her latest album, Brave Enough, is equally impressive. denver + colorado
Dec 9-10 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Buell Theatre Grammy Award winner Chip Davis comes to Denver for the 30th year of the holiday special Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Their holiday albums have been featured on the Billboard Seasonal Charts every year.
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Dec 22-23 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Too Hot to Handel Boettcher Concert Hall This exuberant jazz, gospel and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah. Featuring audience-favorite guest soloists and members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, this exhilarating night of music will have you rejoicing in your seat.
Dec 23 Dec 10
Colorado Symphony Orhcestra: Yo-Yo Ma Boettcher Concert Hall
The Denver Brass: Once Upon A Christmas Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall
Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma is known throughout the world for his awe-inspiring performances. He’ll be performing with the Colorado Symphony and conductor Brett Mitchell.
Celebrate the magic and tradition of a storybook Christmas as Denver Brass brings you back in time when we dreamt of waking up on Christmas morning to see what Santa left under the tree and sipping hot cocoa while watching freshly falling snow. Denver Brass shares classic carols and old favorites with their own unique twist.
Dec 12 Windham Hill Winter Solstice Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Alex de Grassi.
Dec 13-Dec 17 ELF The Musical Buell Theatre Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF The Musical is a modern-day Christmas classic that will make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults.”
Dec 15-17 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: A Colorado Christmas Boettcher Concert Hall Enjoy the warm sounds of the holidays, including “Twas the Night Before Christmas” narrated live from the stage, “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and traditional Christmas carols. Sing along with songs from “Frozen”, and spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 56
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Dec 17 Gabriel Iglesias: FluffyMania Pepsi Center Gabriel’s standup comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.
Dec 18 LeAnn Rimes: Today is Christmas Tour 2017 Paramount Theatre The internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter has won two Grammy Awards, and many other awards for her country music. Since her musical debut at age 13, Rimes has gone on to be one of country music’s most popular artists.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Boulder Theater, Boulder The talented trio formed in Boulder in 1986 and since then they have introduced numerous hits, including “Sister Sweetly”, “Bittersweet”, “Broken Hearted Saviour” and “Circle”. Today Tod Park Mohr, Brian Nevin and Rob Squires continue to wow audiences with their unique rock sound.
Dec 29-31 Umphrey’s Mcgee Fillmore Auditorium This American jam band shared many elements with groups like Phish and the Grateful Dead, and draws influences from progressive rock artists and heavy metal bands.
Dec 29-31 My Morning Jacket 1STBANK Center, Broomfield Drawing inspiration from the mystical serenity of the ocean and surrounding landscape, My Morning Jacket has a unique sound that pays homage to a blend of genres. Their music resonates with rock and pop vibes, but their sound is entirely their own.
Dec 31 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: A Night in Vienna Boettcher Concert Hall Start your New Year’s celebration in style with this rousing selection of polkas, waltzes and marches conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. The festive performance is a time-honored tradition and fantastic sendoff to 2017.
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Jan 2-14 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Buell Theatre Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the wonderful musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival and featuring beloved classics such as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” and “Shall We Dance.”
Jan 6 The Whiffenpoofs Gates Concert Hall
Jan 5-7 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban – Film with Live Orchestra Boettcher Concert Hall Relive the magic of the film in high-definintion on a giant screen, while listening to the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live. The bewitching and incredible music became instant classics, conjuring swelling and soaring motifs as the story unfolds.
Jan 5 Markiplier’s You’re Welcome Tour Paramount Theatre YouTube star and comedic vlogger Markiplier takes audiences on a live adventure, featuring an ultimate cast of characters. Markiplier, LordMinion777, Muyskerm, Tyler Scheid and CrankGameplays mix it up together, but the audience is the centerpiece of the show.
Jan 6-21 National Western Stock Show National Western Complex Join in the excitement of the nation’s premier livestock, rodeo and horse show. Held every January since 1906, this is a nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, featuring one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and Colorado’s largest western trade show.
Every year, 14 senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Morty’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern.
Jan 7 Lana Del Rey Pepsi Center Singer, songwriter and model Lana Del Rey began her music career in 2005 and gained wide popularity after her single “Video Games” went viral on the Internet. She followed that up with her major label debut, Born to Die, which reached #2 on the U.S. charts and became the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Her latest studio album, Lust for Life, became Del Rey’s second album to reach #1 in the U.S.
Jan 13 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Boettcher Concert Hall Celebrate the tradition of the Boston Pops with its exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler.
Jan 13 Tim Allen Bellco Theatre Funnyman Tim Allen hails from Denver and is acclaimed for his role as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor in the hit TV series Home Improvement. His other credits include Mike Baxter on the TV series Last Man Standing, the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies, and Scott Calvin/Santa Claus in The Santa Claus trilogy.
Jan 19-Feb 25 Zoey’s Perfect Wedding Space Theatre Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle, from brutally honest boozy speeches to a totally incompetent wedding planner. A wildly funny fiasco destroys her expectations with the realities of commitment, fidelity and growing up.
Jan 19 Rodney Carrington Paramount Theatre Recognized as one of the most successful comedians, Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer. His comedy albums have sold millions of copies, and his feature film, which he co-wrote, Beer for My Horses, co-starring Toby Keith, won the Tex Ritter Award from the ACM.
Jan 19-21 Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Boettcher Concert Hall Take a tour of the Italian countryside with Vivaldi’s perennial The Four Seasons and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, a surround sound frolic that takes the audience to breathtaking heights. These narrative pieces paint a fanciful portrait of Italy’s light and land.
Jan 24 G3 – Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Phil Collen Paramount Theatre Guitar icon Joe Satriani welcomes Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen to his action-packed celebration of guitar wizardry.
Jan 26-Feb 25 American Mariachi Stage Theatre Lucha and Boli are ready to start an all-female mariachi band in 1970s Denver, but they’ll have to fight a male-dominated music scene and pressure from their families. A humorous and heartwarming story about the power of music to heal and connect.
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COLORADO AVALANCHE All games played at Pepsi Center
DENVER BRONCOS All games played at Sports Authority Field NOV 12 vs. New England Patriots NOV 19 vs. Cincinnati Bengals DEC 10 vs. New York Jets DEC 31 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
DENVER NUGGETS All games at Pepsi Center
NOV 2 vs. Carolina Hurricanes NOV 16 vs. Washington Capitals NOV 22 vs. Dallas Stars NOV 25 vs. Calgary Flames NOV 29 vs. Winnipeg Jets DEC 1 vs. New Jersey Devils DEC 3 vs. Dallas Stars DEC 5 vs. Buffalo Sabres DEC 14 vs. Florida Panthers DEC 16 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning DEC 18 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins DEC 27 vs. Arizona Coyotes DEC 29 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs DEC 31 vs. New York Islanders JAN 2 vs. Winnipeg Jets JAN 4 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets JAN 6 vs. Minnesota Wild JAN 15 vs. Anaheim Ducks JAN 18 vs. San Jose Sharks JAN 20 vs. New York Rangers
AIR FORCE FALCONS All games played at Falcon Stadium, USAF Academy NOV 4 vs. Army West Point Black Knights NOV 11 vs. Wyoming Cowboys NOV 25 vs. Utah State Aggies
COLORADO BUFFALOES All games played at Folsom Field, Boulder NOV 11 vs. USC Trojans
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dining 801 Chophouse
There’s nothing like sitting down to enjoy a great steak in a hip, attractive setting. Founded in Des Moines in 1993, 801 Chophouse is modeled after the classic New York steakhouses of the 1920s, with contemporary cuisine and an award-winning wine selection. This great USDA Prime steak territory is located in the beautiful Cherry Creek Shopping Center. 300 E. 1st Ave., Denver 303.393.0090 801chophouse.com/denver
Chef/owner Steven Redzikowski serves up contemporary American cuisine in this innovative epicurean marketplace located in the River North (RiNo) District. Housed in a reclaimed 1880’s foundry, the atmosphere is as innovative as the food. Co-owner Bryan Dayton delivers fabulous cocktails, artisan wines & beers. 3350 Brighton Blvd 720.542.3721 DenverAcorn.com
ATELIER BY RADEX
Acclaimed chef Radek Cerny introduces a French-influenced restaurant in Denver’s City Park neighborhood. Cerny’s creations have been dubbed “edible works of art” that are “as stunning as they are delicious.” 2011 E. 17th Ave. | 720.379.5556 atelierbyradex.com
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Avelina is a New American restaurant from award-winning husband and wife team, Executive Chef John Broening and Pastry Chef Yasmin Lozada-Lissom. Delicious fare features seasonal, rustic, wood-fired New-American dishes and a diverse bar program. Don’t miss the dessert menu, featuring a Ginaduja ice cream seven-layer bar, honeycomb crunch and Guanabana Meringue cake and more! 1550 17th St. AvelinaDenver.com
This Denver favorite features a seasonal menu showcasing authentic northern Italian dishes with locally sourced ingredients. The spectacular wine cellar at this award-winning eatery includes a large collection of Barolo wines. 3030 E 6th Ave. | 303.393.1040 BaroloGrillDenver.com
BEAST & BOTTLE
Owned by siblings Chef Paul C. Reilly and House Manager Aileen Reilly, Beast + Bottle is considered a favorite among locals, and an amazingly successful one at that. Just blocks from Denver’s city center, Beast + Bottle has raised the bar on the “farm to fork” genre of cuisine. They work with ranchers, farmers and other purveyors, offering unique cuts of meat prepared in their in-house butchery, and organic ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Beast + Bottle offers a delicious adventure in dining in a friendly, comfortable setting. 719 E. 17th St. | 303.623.3223 BeastandBottle.com
BEATRICE & WOODSLEY
The tastes of the Old World and new cuisine blend wonderfully to create a memorable dining experience. Beatrice & Woodsley is as original as the name implies, and has garnered great attention and kudos from foodies around town. The dinner menu is a delight, and the brunch is sure to put a smile on your face. 38 S. Broadway | 303.777.3505 BeatriceAndWoodsley.com
Award-winning chef Hosea Rosenberg opened this beloved Boulder favorite in 2014, and it quickly earned accolades for “Best New Restaurant.” He expanded with Blackbelly Butcher, Boulder’s only whole animal, artisanal butcher shop and sole independent retailer licensed to make and sell its own cured and fermented meats. This inventive chef achieved national culinary fame as winner of TV’s Top Chef, Season 5. 1606 Conestoga St., #3, Boulder (303)247-1000 | blackbelly.com
BLOCK & LARDER
Housed in the cool Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, Block & Larder sources the highest-quality meats and has an in-house finish butchery. Add to the great fare fresh salads, great desserts and an extensive craft beer, wine and cocktail list and you have a winner! 4000 Tennyson St.| 303.433.4063 blockandlarder.com
BLUE ISLAND OYSTER BAR
Chef DJ Nagle has crafted a wonderful menu that brings the coast to the mile-high city. The seafood is extremely fresh and delicious. As the name implies, the oysters are simply divine shipped from Blue Island Shellfish Farms in New England. This hip bar serves up a wonderful assortment of wines, beer and cocktails that complement every seafood serving, from steamed mussels, lobster rolls, clam chowder or succulent crab cakes. 2625 E. Second Ave. 303.333.2462 BlueIslandOysterBar.com
An Asian-inspired noodle house with a twist that’s uniquely Frank Bonanno’s, the chef/owner of a growing empire of top-notch local eateries. Situated between two other highly popular Bonanno restaurants, Luca D’Italia and Mizuna, Bones offers a unique, casual dining experience that nevertheless has a gourmet feel. The space is small; the flavors are anything but. And the noodle bowls are all the rage. 701 Grand St. | 303.860.2929 BonesDenver.com
BUBU Chef Troy Guard delivers a healthy twist on the Asian-Fusion concept, featuring build-yourown-bowls using the freshest ingredients. Protein selections are rounded out with a choice of locally sourced vegetable toppings, and the Lowry location offers full dinner service including share plates, ramen bowls and raw favorites. 7559 E. Academy Blvd, Lowry 1423 Larimer St., Downtown 303.36.2025 | Bubu-Denver.com
CART + DRIVER
Chef Kelly Whitaker spins creative, offering up everything from authentic briny oysters to delicious salads and house-made pastries. Pizza is a staple at this unique establishment, which has developed a loyal and enthusiastic local fan club since opening in a 640-sq. ft. shipping container space right in Denver’s RiNo arts district. Experience the great fare of Southern Italian farms at this fun and friendly venue. 2500 Larimer St. | 303.292.3553 cart-driver.com
CATTIVELLA Acclaimed chef Elise Wiggins introduces her latest sensation in the Eastbridge project in Denver’s lively Stapleton neighborhood. Cattivella, which means “naughty girl,” lives up to its moniker with a fun take on wood-fired Italian fare served in a hip and fun setting. From the entertaining exhibition kitchen, watch as meals are prepared before your eyes. 10195 E. 29th Dr. | 303.645.3779 cattivelladenver.com
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CHOLON MODERN ASIAN BISTRO
Named after the largest market in Saigon, this historic LoDo restaurant offers a creative spin on traditional Asian dishes along with handcrafted cocktails that enhance the vibrant flavors. The large projection screen in the lounge makes ChoLon a suitable location for business meetings and presentations. 1555 Blake St, Ste. 101 303.353.5223 Cholon.com/Denver
COLT & GRAY
Enjoy everything from juicy burgers and beer to delectable lobster dishes complemented by vintage wines at this cozy local pub. The classic setting is augmented by the affordability of a neighborhood restaurant that prides itself on superior food and service. 1553 Platte St., No 120 303.477.1447 ColtAndGray.com
With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, this LoDo hotspot invites you to relax in its uniquely modern, European setting. Enjoy crudo salads, cheese or salumi selections or warm cassoulets served before, during or even after plates of pasta, fresh seafood, grilled or smoked meats, and locally grown vegetables. You can pull up to the community table, tuck in at your own intimate table or enjoy the outdoor terrace for a spirited drink. 1400 Wewatta St. | 303.623.5700 Coohills.com
Coperta is run by brother and sister duo Paul and Aileen Reilly. This quaint Italian restaurant offers up some delicious classic Italian dishes as well as some offmenu selections and a mozzarella bar. Not to mention a fabulous wine selection. 400 E. 20th | 303.393.6917 copertadenver.com
Cucina Colore has been a local favorite for years, and recently underwent a renovation that is truly a knockout. If pasta is your thing, Cucina Colore never disappoints, whether it’s wood-fired pizza or a great serving of pasta or fish. But leave room for dessert, because the signature bread pudding is truly unbeatable. 3041 E. Third Ave. | 303.393.6917 cucinacolore.com
DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE
Truly a classic American steakhouse, Del Frisco’s specializes in aged USDA Prime Beef, hand-cut steak, chops and fresh seafood. The atmosphere is everything you’d expect from a great steak place, and the hand-shaken martinis are an extra bonus. 8100 E. Orchard Rd. 303.796.0100 delfriscos.com/Denver
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE
A refreshing update to the classic bar and grill, Del Frisco’s Grille in Cherry Creek North is simply delicious. Order some cheese steak eggrolls or ahi tacos and enjoy them with a glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Or stay true to the Del Frisco’s concept and indulge in a prime cut of beef cooked just the way you want it. 100 St. Paul St. | 303.320.8529 delfriscosgrille.com/cherry-creek
DENVER CENTRAL MARKET
Located in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, Denver Central Market brings a chic restaurant vibe to the area. It’s a one-stop-shop of specialty vendors offering up some delicious artisan bread, ice cream, coffee, meat and cheese and so much more. 2669 Larimer St. denvercentralmarket.com
Departure is known as Denver’s modern Asian kitchen. This restaurant serves up some authentic Asian dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. Departure also hosts private events for anything from a corporate event to a rehearsal dinner. 249 Columbine St. | 720.772.5020 departuredenver.com
This farm-to-table treasure is tucked away in one of Denver’s hippest neighborhoods and offers a relaxed and unassuming environment. A word of advice: Save room for dessert. Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Duo’s renowned pastry chef, presents magical treats to top off any meal. 2413 W. 32nd Ave. | 303.477.4141 DuoDenver.com
Nestled high above LoHi on the fifth floor, El Five boasts spectacular, unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline, and a large open-air patio. El Five is a melting pot of all the Mediterranean regions, creating dishes without a home country, that taste like favorites from each one. 2930 Umatilla St., 5th Fl 303.524.9193 | elfivedenver.com
Denver Broncos legend John Elway and longtime friend Tim Schmidt teamed up to open this wildly popular restaurant which since Day One has attracted a fun, high-profile mix of movers and shakers. The food is topnotch and the bartenders know their craft. Locations in Denver, Vail and DIA 303.399.5353 | Elways.com
EUCLID HALL BAR & KITCHEN
Located in historic Euclid Hall, this American tavern specializes in fine cocktails, craft beers and innovative, high-quality pub food from around the world. The eatery is a convenient location for Pepsi Center attendees, LoDo club-goers and Denver Center for the Performing Arts patrons. 1317 14th St. | 303.595.4255 EuclidHall.com
Chef Frank Bonanno trained with the best, including The French Laundry in Napa, and Daniel in Manhattan. Now he adds to his repertoire of fabulous restaurants with French 75, offering fine French dishes in a relaxed setting. 717 17th St. | 303.405.7575 french75denver.com
Chef Alex Siedel, named one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs of 2010, creates a seasonal menu of sophisticated comfort food using only the highest-quality, local ingredients. Fruition’s symphony of mood, service and cuisine reflect a grace that elevates this dining experience to a new level. 1313 E. 6th Ave. | 303.831.1962 FruitionRestaurant.com
South Broadway is brimming with flavor, and the taste of Italy shines through in this unique, contemporary restaurant. There’s everything from tapasstyle smaller plates to larger entrees, but it’s the wood-fired pizza that keeps ‘em coming back for more. 30 S. Broadway | 720.638.1462 GozoDenver.com
GUARD AND GRACE
A refreshing take on the big, fancy, modern steakhouse, Guard and Grace offers the gamut — delicious cuts of beef, a 4,000-bottle glassed-in wine cellar, and a visually stunning space that provides a huge change from the heavily dark wood ambience of many a steakhouse. 1801 California St. | 303.293.8500 guardandgrace.com
HEARTH & DRAM
Located in downtown Denver’s Union Station neighborhood, this is a rustic American restaurant and modern saloon, featuring wood-fire cooking and more than 300 whiskeys from around the world. 1801 Wewatta St. | 303.623.0979 hearthanddram.com
Milanese chef/owner Andrea Frizzi prepares excellent dishes inspired by Northern Italy. Featuring locally grown organic farm ingredients, the sophisticated restaurant is always a local favorite. 2601 Larimer St. | 303.394.0100 IlPostoDenver.com
JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR
This acclaimed seafood haven prides itself on serving sustainable seafood, and Jax brings sumptuous ocean fare to our landlocked state, with highly regarded Executive Chef Sheila Lucero at the helm. If you’re an oyster aficionado, this is the place! Locations in LoDo, Glendale & Fort Collins Jaxfishouse.com
Enjoy the spirit of the family kitchen in this neighborhood restaurant. This spot serves exceptional contemporary American cuisine with local, organic ingredients and is deeply committed to eco-friendly practices and the community. Boulder: 10390 Pearl St. 303.544.5973 Denver: 15th St. | 303.623.3127 thekitchen.com
Nestled in an intimate cozy setting, Leña is a Latin American-inspired restaurant that emphasizes sharing and communal dining. The venue’s focal point is the white oak, wood-fired grill that serves up a tempting assortment of grilled meats, seafood and vegetables. The tortillas and empañadas are homemade, and the traditional offerings represent South and Central America, Spain and Mexico. 24 Broadway | 720.550.7267 lenadenver.com
In the heart of the trendy blocks of Broadway, just minutes from downtown, Go Fish offers creative Asian appetizers, entrees, noodle and rice specialties. The sushi and sashimi are innovative and delicious and great for vegetarians. The contemporary interior is a perfect blend of eclectic and chic. 1 Broadway | 303.733.8811 | GoFishDenver.com 64
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Little Ollie’s has been voted the best Chinese food in Denver by newspapers and magazines for the past 11 years of their 17-year history. MSG-free, Chinese made fresh is their stamp of excellence; the Peking duck a highlight. Little Ollie’s patio is open year-round and abounds with flowers in the summer months. 2364 E. 3rd Ave. | 303.316.8888 LittleOlliesCherryCreek.com
LOLA COASTAL MEXICAN
Just a scenic stroll or a few minutes cab ride from downtown, Lola Mexican Fish House offers everything from custom guacamole mixed tableside to a varied array of remarkable, fresh entrees reminiscent of coastal Mexico. Patio seating, terrific weekend brunch and tantalizing cocktails are also a part of what makes Lola Mexican Fish House the place to be. 1575 Boulder St. | 720.570.8686 LolaDenver.com
Restaurateur Troy Guard’s foray into the world of Mexican food is really all about tacos, and his selections are drawing rave reviews. Locals are going gaga over the octopus tacos, the shrimp tacos, the butternut squash tacos. Pretty much everything you would ever dream of putting in a taco has made its way into one at Los Chingones, and the result is wonderful. It’s not a fancy place, it’s just plain fun. 2461 Larimer St.| 303.295.0686 4959 S. Newport St. | 303.567.4258 LosChingonesMexican.com
Zagat once named this bistro the top Italian restaurant in the western United States. The food is lovingly prepared, thoughtfully served and thoroughly enjoyed. A seasonally changing menu features Sicilian-style meats, pastas, breads and cheeses all prepared fresh in-house. 711 Grant St. | 303.832.6600 LucaDener.com
This unique sushi restaurant is owned by the world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Located in Aspen, Vail and Denver, Matsuhisa offers up some delicious sushi and new style Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner as well as a great selection of cocktails and beer and sake & wine. 98 North Steele St. | 720.408.6656 MatsuhisaRestaurants.com
MERCANTILE DINING & PROVISION
Acclaimed chef Alex Seidel takes diners on a culinary journey featuring fresh Colorado ingredients, many farmed from Fruition Farms’ artisanal sheep dairy and creamery. Located in Union Station, the atmosphere is hip, friendly and urban. Alex Seidel gained a following as owner of the award-winning Fruition Restaurant, and now takes diners to a new level of inspired eating. 1701 Wynkoop St. | 720.460.3733 MercantileDenver.com
This trendy restaurant in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood is another culinary delight from well-known restaurateur Troy Guard. The space is as cool as the fare, featuring sleek furnishings, raw bar, large open kitchen and an enormous wall mural at one end. The menu is varied and delicious, featuring homemade pastas, and a rotisserie that lends a special flavor of seafood, meats and veggies. 3033 Brighton Blvd. | 303.831.8862 | MisterTuna.com
The vibrant international cuisine at Linger reflects a broad farm-to-table sensibility with a spin on traditional ethnic eats. Design elements create a purposeful contradiction, featuring reclaimed boxcar floors, a Lite Brite bar top and infinity windows with incredible views of downtown Denver. 2020 W. 30th Ave. | 303.993.3120 | LingerDenver.com
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Hailed as one of North America’s best restaurants, Mizuna delivers tantalizing French cooking through culinary artistry. The menu changes monthly to reflect the bounty of the season, and this charming little restaurant is the flagship of Frank Bonanno’s stellar lineup. 255 E. 7th Ave. | 303.832.4778 MizunaDenver.com
A unique setting inside the iconic Hotel Teatro, The Nickel offers up mouthwatering Rocky Mountain comfort food. Don’t miss the great popular brunch, or inventive cocktails in The Barrel Bar, all in a great setting that pays tribute to the hotel’s storied past. 1100 Fourteenth St. | 720.889.2128 TheNickelDenver.com
When a restaurant prides itself on serving sustainable cuisine, that definition can be all over the board. Not so at Old Major, a venue that cures its farmraised meats in-house, serves sustainable seafood and sources ingredients from local farms. An experience in contemporary farmhouse cuisine. 3316 Tejon St. | 720.420.0622 OldMajorDenver.com
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OLIVE & FINCH
For a delicious alternative to a heavy meal, Olive & Finch is inspired by European cafes that excel in locally handcrafted, fresh food. This charming marketplace and eatery serves sublime fresh-baked pastries, artisan sandwiches, soups and salads, made from scratch using organic and locally sourced produce. 1552 E. 17th Ave. | 303.832.8663 3390 E. First Ave. | 303.955.0455 OliveAndFinchEatery.com
Ototo offers diners an intimate setting to enjoy Japanese robata-style tapas, sashimi, grilled whole fish and noodles. A robata grill with bincho-tan charcoal infuses a distinct flavor into the food, and an extensive raw bar features catch of the day – fresh and on point. Ototo is the creation of Toshi Kizaki, a well-known fixture of Denver’s culinary scene for more than 30 years. 1501 S. Pearl St. | 303.733.2503 ototoden.com
The original Palm debuted in New York City in 1926, and is still family-owned and operated. The guest list reads like a who’s who, and the signature caricatures adorning the walls are a showcase of local Denverites and well-known visitors. And the food... exceptional! 1672 Lawrence St. | 303.825.7625 thepalm.com/Denver
Combining features of Colorado’s rustic past with Boulder’s contemporary foodie scene, OAK at Fourteenth offers exquisite New American cuisine. Chef and owner Steven Redzikowski creates seasonally inspired menus centered on locally grown vegetables, locally sourced meats, sustainably raised seafood and housemade pastas. Co-owner Bryan Dayton is passionate about mixology, meaning the bar offers a variety of creative, handcrafted cocktails. 1400 Pearl St. | 303.444.3622 | OakAtFourteenth.com 66
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Decorated chef Elise Wiggins offers excellent contemporary northern Italian cuisine. Each handmade dish is unique and made with local, organic, sustainable ingredients. An award-winning wine list features hand-selected pairings that will please even the most discriminating palate. 909 17th St. | 303.296.3525 Panzano-Denver.com
The menus are constantly changing at The Plimoth, as the restaurant’s team of talented, creative chefs continue creating food that is fun, fresh and flavorful. Whether your taste runs toward a smoked salmon salad, smoked pastrami tartine or creatively prepared steak, you won’t be disappointed when you order items that taste as good as they sound. 2335 28th Ave. | 303.297.1215 ThePlimoth.com
This gem of a restaurant has won kudos for so many reasons: the sense of community created by the numerous community tables, the creatively prepared small plates that are simply meant to be savored and shared, and the wonderful food and wine. The menu is fun, the drinks are fun, the experience is … well … fun! 3163 Larimer St. | 720.432.3163 ThePopulistDenver.com
THE POST BREWING COMPANY
The Post Brewing Co. is a real homestyle family friendly kind of place that is known for serving up some all-natural chicken. With four locations, The Post Brewing Co. also holds events, has a happy hour, to-go menu and caters. 105 W. Emma St., Lafayette 1258 S. Hover Rd., Longmont 2200 S. Broadway, Denver 2027 13th St., Boulder www.postbrewing.com
QUALITY ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
This unique Italian-American steakhouse brings together the regional Italian cuisine with the traditional steakhouse fare. Quality Italian presents a menu combining these two cuisines and also offers up a dynamic cocktail program and extensive wine list. 241 Columbine St. | 303.532.8888 qualityitalian.com
A very cool Colorado-themed restaurant, housed in an even cooler setting: an historic bank turned hotel, right in the middle of downtown Denver. The delicious food matches the incomparable setting; the bar scene is fun and the sea scallops are not to be missed! Oh, and desserts are awesome too. 918 17th St. | 720.726.4800 rangeDowntown.com
Featuring a menu inspired by Mediterranean food and influenced by local ingredients, Rioja offers pure food and bright flavors. With a wine list that offers fun, interesting varietals and a menu that features plenty of vegetarian options, this spot is consistently rated among the top restaurants in Denver. 1431 Larimer St. | 303.820.2282 RiojaDenver.com
The Root Down credo is that food should be sensational, igniting all the senses to create a full dining experience. Following a field-to-fork mentality, food is as organic, natural and local as possible, and menus are globally influenced and inspired. 1600 W. 33rd Ave. | 303.993.4200 Concourse C, DIA | 303.432.6959 RootDownDenver.com
SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE The story of this award-winning steakhouse began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass. They soon became known for creating the best beef around. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality. The menu features only prime cuts of meats, campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from scratch daily. 1585 Lawrence St. | 305.575.9000 saltgrass.com
Sarto’s social Italian Eatery provides its guests some authentic Italian cuisine from its madefrom-scratch menu. Whether you are looking for an extensive multi-course meal or a quick bite to eat, Sarto’s social Italian Eatery offers it all. 2900 W 25th Ave. | 303.455.1400 sartos.com
From the décor to the fare, everything about Shanahan’s is first class. The steaks indeed are not just good, they’re mouthwatering, delicious and prepared to perfection. A stunning bar in the center of the restaurant brings a great energy to the place, and in the summer a fun patio scene makes for great people watching. This is a traditional steakhouse at its best - prime cuts of beef with sides that rival any establishment. 5085 Syracuse St. | 303.770.7300 shanahanssteakhouse.com
Inspired by the best of coastal Baja California, Sol Cocina offers up an upscale dining experience of authentic Mexican cuisine. Everything in Sol Cocina is made fresh every day. They even have 24 fresh salsas to choose from to pair with your dish. 200 Columbine St. #110 303.953.2208 | solcucina.com
Located in the bustling Highlands area, Spuntino serves seasonal Italian-inspired cooking from executive chef John Broening and desserts from pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom. The menu features fresh ingredients from local farms, sustainably raised seafood, locally sourced meats and housemade pastas and breads. 2639 W 32nd Ave. | 303.433.0949 SpuntinoDenver.com
Stanley Marketplace is unique because not only can you grab some delicious market-style food, it’s also a place for you to eat, drink, shop, exercise, play, work and so much more. Nestled in Aurora, CO, it is clear Stanley Marketplace has a lot to offer. 2501 Dallas St. | 720.990.6743 stanleymarketplace.com
STOIC & GENUINE
Located in the hip and happening Union Station in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood, Stoic & Genuine has a simple motto: Fresh is everything. This multi-coastal seafood house and oyster bar flies in fresh seafood every day and features an innovative menu. Executive Chef Jennifer Jasinski is also behind three of our other favorite Denver restaurants: Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Euclid Hall. 1701 Wynkoop St. | 303.640.3474 StoicAndGenuine.com
Regarded as one of the premiere sushi and Japanese restaurants in the U.S. since the mid ’80s, this popular spot continues to set a standard for high-quality cuisine. With its own pesticide-free farm for produce, plus seafood flown in from Japan, Sushi Den leads Denver restaurants in quality. 1487 S. Pearl St. | 303.777.0826 SushiDen.net
Celebrated chef Jeff Osaka introduces Denver’s first Kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) to Colorado. And so far, everyone is loving this unique, fun and colorful concept that delivers freshest delicacies that can be handpicked directly from the conveyor belt, or select a great variety of small plates. The drink menu is equally fun, and cocktails are served from a rolling beverage cart. 2615 Larimer St. | 720.476.4643 SushiRamaDenver.com
Owners and chefs Amy Vitale and Dustin Barrett transformed this spot into a cozy, eclectic restaurant with personality and charm. The creative New American cuisine and friendly service at Tables are bright spots. Menus are regularly updated to feature the freshest seasonal ingredients. 2267 Kearney St. | 303.388.0299 TablesOnKearney.com
Chef/Owner Troy Guard uses fresh local ingredients to offer a cross-cultural culinary adventure. Guard’s playful cuisine, described as Continental Social Food, melds classic and contemporary styles in a chic urban atmosphere to inspire a sense of community among friends. The menu is unconstrained by national boundaries, drawing from Chef Guard’s Hawaiian rearing and his travels in Asia and Latin America. 1441 Larimer St. | 303.996.9985 Tag-Restaurant.com
Vesta is that intimate dining setting you have been looking for. Run by Colorado-raised executive chef Nicholas Kayser, guests can look forward to a menu with some bold flavors and seasonal and fresh ingredients. There is also a vast wine and cocktail section designed to pair up with Vesta’s dishes. 1822 Blake St. | 303.296.0700 vestadenver.com
WEST END TAVERN
Boulder’s favorite spot for cold beer and good eats, The Tavern offers a menu of mouthwatering homestyle cuisine and great BBQ burgers. Featuring a wonderful selection of craft beers, or choose from a selection of more than 75 of the finest bourbons, straight from Kentucky. 926 Pearl St., Boulder 303.444.3535 thewestendtavern.com
Chef Justin Goerich serves modern southwestern cuisine using the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Everything is made inhouse, including smoked chorizo, bacon, pickles, desserts, sauces and salsas. Behind the bar, mixologist and master of tequila Giovanni Buonsante shakes up the most delicious handcrafted margaritas in Boulder, featuring more than 150 varieties of tequila. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder 303.449.0444 | zologrill.com
Highly regarded Chef Richard Sandoval delivers a perfect take on modern Mexican cuisine. Sit at the bar and peruse more than 100 tequilas and agave-based spirits, then get ready to indulge. The menu boasts all the delights of Mexico with a contemporary flair, paying tribute to Chef Sandoval’s deeply rooted ties to his grandmother’s and father’s authentic Mexican cooking. 1400 Larimer Square | 720.946.1433 RichardSandoval.com/Tamayo
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shopping CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER The Rocky Mountain region’s premier shopping environment features more than 160 shops such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & co., Burberry and Hyde Park Jewelers. plus popular dining hotspots like Elway’s, Kona Grill and 801 Chophouse. 3000 E. 1st Ave. | 303.388.3900 ShopCherryCreek.com
16th STREET MALL
Built in 1982, the 16th Street Mall is a tree-lined, pedestrian promenade that runs through the center of downtown. Lined with outdoor cafés, shops and restaurants, the mall has a great family-friendly atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife. Free shuttle buses cruise the mile-long Mall seven days a week. Entire Length of 16th St. 303.534.6161 DowntownDenver.com
Although known locally as “Antique Row,” this eclectic mix of merchants offers the gamut, including high-quality antiques, garden supplies, fine wines, antique rugs, handcrafted picture frames, tiles, vintage lighting, custom furniture craftsmen, a host of fabulous dining and a tea room. 1100-1800 S. Broadway Antique-Row.com
Located in Littleton, this pet-friendly, open-air retail village is home to over 55 stores and restaurants, including Pottery Barn, The Gap, Apple, See’s Candies, Hot Mama, Ted’s Montana Grill and more. 701 S. Santa Fe Dr. | 303.794.0640 ShopAspenGrove.com 68
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Located on the 16th Street Mall in the heart of downtown, this three-story, open-air shopping center has it all: 40 shops and restaurants, bowling lanes and a movie theater. Ride the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle to your favorite retailers, including Banana Republic, Express & more. 500 16th St.| 303.260.6000 DenverPavilions.com
FLATIRONS CROSSING BELMAR
An eclectic and well-planned destination for shopping, dining and events, Belmar is reaching new heights in the Denver scene. Located in the beautiful suburb of Lakewood, Belmar is a trendy escape from the busy city. 408 S. Teller St. | 303.742.1520 BelmarColorado.com
CHERRY CREEK NORTH
More than 350 businesses make up the Cherry Creek neighborhood, representing local and national brands. Check out this retail and dining area where you will find fashion, jewelry and home furnishings, spas, salons, art galleries and restaurants. 299 Milwaukee St 303.394.2904 CherryCreekNorth.com
Denver’s only indoor outlet mall features high-end shops including Coach Factory, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Eddie Bauer Outlet. Great restaurants round out the mix, along with numerous entertainment options such as United Artists Theaters & IMAX, Jumpstreet and The Putting Edge. 14500 W. Colfax Ave. 303.384.3000 Simon.com/Mall/Colorado-Mills
Set on a rise between Boulder and Denver, Flatirons Crossing invites you to enjoy blue skies, fun restaurants and top-flight movies. Explore more than 200 fashion and specialty retailers, including Coach, Coldwater Creek, Bebe, BC Surf and Sport, and more. One W. Flatiron Crossing 720.887.7467 FlatIronCrossing.com
GOLDEN TRIANGLE MUSEUM DISTRICT
Denver’s Golden Triangle district is brimming with restaurants and culture. Within walking distance of downtown, it features more than 50 galleries, museums and specialty stores. Don’t miss free First Friday Art Tours every month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with complimentary shuttle service. Bordered by Lincoln St., Colfax Ave. & Speer Blvd. 720.253.2774 GoldenTriangleofDenver.com
Three diverse commercial districts comprise this neighborhood: cosmopolitan Lower Highlands (LoHi), charming Highlands Square and artsy Tennyson Street. Denver’s largest neighborhood features local and national retailers, restaurants, landmarks, art galleries and entertainment. 32nd & Lowell Streets 303.892.1112 Highlands-Square.com
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GOLDEN
If you want a change of pace from busy malls or more populated shopping districts, this is definitely the place to be. With one-of-a-kind boutiques that offer all things unique, serious shoppers who want to bring back that hard-to-find-gift will love this district with a flavor all its own. Downtown Golden VisitGolden.com
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LITTLETON
Visit one of the few remaining historic shopping districts along the Front Range and experience a true hometown atmosphere where people smile and take life a little slower. With more than 250 eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment options, you are certain to find just what you’re looking for. West Main St. btwn. Santa Fe Drive & South Rio Grande 303.795.5006 DowntownLittleton.com
Nestled between Coors Field and the Pepsi Center, LoDo is Lower Downtown’s prime destination for fun and trendy shops. The eclectic stores and vibrant historic district offer everything from antiques and ranchwear to fine jewelry and eyewear. 1616 17th St. | 303.628.5428 LoDo.org
OLD SOUTH GAYLORD ST. One of the oldest business districts in Denver, here you can find passionate business owners who offer personal service. Old South Gaylord Street offers a variety of upscale boutiques, galleries and restaurants, as well as professional services and talented regional craftsmen. 1059 S. Gaylord St. 303.733.2670 SouthGaylordStreet.com
OLD SOUTH PEARL ST.
This laid-back neighborhood features an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques and restaurants. An antidote to the modern megamall, it features seasonal events year-round, one-of-a-kind stores and some of the city’s most popular nightspots. 1569 Pearl St. | 303.892.1112 SouthPearlStreet.com
RIVER ARTS NORTH DISTRICT (RiNo)
Situated just north of downtown, RiNo is home to an eclectic mix of galleries, artists, wineries, breweries, and more. If you’re in the market for unique, fabulous art, RiNo is the place to be, with a host of galleries showcasing works by some of the city’s most talented artists. North of downtown Denver RiverNorthArt.com
Located in the heart of downtown, the shops at Larimer Square offer a truly distinctive selection of fashion, jewelry, gifts and home accessories for shopping connoisseurs and fashionistas of all ages. Larimer St. between 14th & 16th Streets | 303.534.2367 | LarimerSquare.com
OLDE TOWN ARVADA
With more than 150 unique shops, Olde Town Arvada has plenty of variety. Whether you’re in the market for books, clothing, handmade jewelry, furnishings and antiques or a great restaurant, this vibrant shopping district is full of treasures. 7307 Grandview Ave. 303.420.6100 OldeTowneArvada.com
OUTLETS AT CASTLE ROCK
The Outlets at Castle Rock is the largest open-air outlet center in Colorado, housing more than 100 name-brand stores, including Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. 303.688.4495 OutletsAtCastlerock.com
OUTLETS AT LOVELAND
A true gem tucked at the foot of the Rockies between Greeley and Fort Collins, the Outlets at Loveland is a great destination for hikers wanting a little shopping to top off a perfect day, or anyone looking for a fun and upscale experience. Featuring more than 40 great outlets, including Ann Taylor, Under Armour, Nike and J. Crew. 5661 McWhinney Blvd. 970.663.1916 OutletsAtLoveland.com
OUTLETS AT SILVERTHORNE
Nestled in the scenic Rockies, just off I-70 on your way to the mountains, the Outlets at Silverthorne is home to three villages of impressive retail including Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Guess, Banana Republic and more. A beautiful setting for some fabulous buys. 246-V Rainbow Dr. 866.746.7686 OutletsAtSilverthorne.com
A unique and visually stunning retail resort, Park Meadows features fashionable stores and delectable dining choices, along with entertainment and events. With over 165 retailers and 14 full-service restaurants, shoppers experience the classic Colorado lifestyle while enjoying the beautiful resort setting. 8401 Park Meadws Center Dr. 303.792.5384 | ParkMeadows.com
PEARL STREET MALL
A four-block pedestrian mall in Boulder, Pearl Street is home to a number of locally owned businesses and restaurants, national chains and the Boulder County Courthouse. This popular tourist destination is loaded with charm, from the fountains and gardens to street performers. Btwn. the 1100 & 1400 blocks of Pearl St. 303.892.1112 BoulderDowntown.com
THE SHOPS AT NORTHFIELD STAPLETON
Located just minutes from downtown, The Shops at Northfield Stapleton is a pedestrian-friendly, open-air shopping district featuring specialty shops and restaurants including Macy’s, Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor World and Harkins Theatres 18. 8340 Northfield Blvd. 303.375.5475 NorthfieldStapleton.com
STREETS AT SOUTHGLENN
This destination builds on the character of the surrounding neighborhood with a mix of retailers, restaurants, entertainment and services. Southglenn is an unmatched upscale shopping, dining and entertainment experience. S University Blvd & E. Arapahoe Rd 303.539.7141 ShopSouthglenn.com
An outdoor lifestyle center with a community plaza and four blocks of retail shops, restaurants and entertainment options, Southlands offers a movie theater, Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Irish Bistro and Pub and more. 6155 Main St. | 303.627.5000 ShopSouthlands.com
TENNYSON STREET CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICT
Located in the Berkeley District, the Tennyson Cultural Arts District offers music, live performance, film, and art galore. Located in Northwest Denver btwn. Sheridan & Lowell and 38th & 52nd Ave. BerkeleyDistrict.com
TOWN CENTER AT AURORA
An indoor mall with more than 150 fun stores including Macy’s, Dillard’s and Victoria’s Secret. A neighborhood shopping destination, the Town Center has great options for dining, children’s fashion, home electronics and everything for your style. 14200 E. Alameda Ave. 303.344.9764 Simon.com/Mall/Town-Center-at-Aurora
Twenty-Ninth Street is the premier mixed-use outdoor shopping center in Boulder, featuring local and national eateries and shops like Anthropologie, Apple, Sephora, California Pizza Kitchen and more. 1710 29th St. | 303.444.0722 TwentyNinth.com
VILLAGE SHOPS AT THE LANDMARK
Featuring the best designers in Denver and some of the finest retailers in the world, Village Shops at the Landmark is one of the foremost shopping destinations in the city. Quebec St. btwn Belleview & Orchard 303.892.1112 VisittheLandmark.com
Conveniently located in southwest metro Denver, Southwest Plaza features popular retailers and restaurants such as Forever 21, BC Surf and Sport, and Tokyo Joe’s, plus department stores including Dillards flagship store. 8501 W. Bowles Ave. 303.973.7062 SouthwestPlaza.com denver + colorado
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ART DISTRICT ON SANTA FE
Home to many artists and studios, this arts district has become a national model of success in community revitalization. The art district has cultivated a friendly, welcoming feel for both seasoned collectors and new art lovers. 801 Kalamath St. | 303.868.8680 ArtDistrictOnSantaFe.com
ARVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
With two performance venues, three galleries and a multidisciplinary arts education program, the Arvada Center showcases theatrical shows, musical performances and local and touring art exhibitions. 6901 Wadswroth Blvd. 720.898.7200 | ArvadaCenter.org
Just steps away from the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, the U.S. Mint and more, the park is an historic urban oasis nestled amid one of the country’s grandest architectural campuses. 14th Ave Pkwy & Broadway 303.861.4633 civiccenterconservancy.org
A treat for classical and modern dance enthusiasts, the Colorado Ballet boasts 30 members from around the globe presenting a variety of exciting performances. 1278 Lincoln St. | 303.837.8888 ColoradoBallet.com
THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Performing traditional, modern and classical works, the Colorado Symphony offers year-round concerts featuring everything from light summer shows to performances by celebrated musicians. 1000 14th St. No. 15 303.623.7876 ColoradoSymphony.org 70
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DENVER CITY ATTRACTIONS
Denver City Attractions provides a showcase for live theater, touring Broadway shows, acting classes for the community and more, located at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 1101 13th St. | 303.893.4100 DenverCenter.com
RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE
Once known as the “Garden of the Angels” and later as the “Garden of the Titans,” this stunning venue is a favorite for concertgoers and musicians. Towering red rocks frame the site, and the views are nothing short of incredible. 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison 720.865.2494 TheRedRocksAmphitheatre.com
The Great Outdoors
THE BUTTERFLY PAVILION
This treasure features a visually thrilling rainforest with 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies, live animal exhibits and interactive fun for all ages. 6252 W. 104th Ave. 303.469.5441 Butterflies.org
The Chautauqua movement of the early 1990s promoted simplicity, learning and art appreciation. That spirit lives on in this haven for cultural enrichment. Rental cottages are available at the park. 900 Baseline Rd. | 303.442.3282 Chautauqua.com
This beautiful park adjacent to downtown Denver features lakes, historical monuments, playgrounds, tennis courts, and is home to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, IMAX and the Denver Zoo. 2001 Colorado Blvd. DenverGov.org/Parks
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
As one of the top-ranked facilities in the United States, the Denver Botanic Gardens presents a wide range of grounds and stunning collections from all corners of the world. 1007 York St. | 720.865.3500 BotanicGardens.org
MOUNT GOLIATH MOUNT EVANS SCENIC BYWAY Located 17 miles from Idaho Springs near Mt. Evans, this stunning area abounds with wildflowers and wildlife. Great views and hiking trails make this a local gem. Bailey, CO | 720.865.3585 MountEvans.com
DENVER MOUNTAIN PARKS
The entire parks system contains more than 14,000 acres of parklands in the mountains and foothills just west of downtown. It also encompasses a wide variety of striking Colorado terrain, perfect for activities like hiking and sightseeing. 303.987.7800 DenverMountainParks.wordpress.com
From the birth of an exotic animal to the exhilaration of a world-class exhibit opening, the area’s largest zoo is an adventure for the senses. 2300 Steele St. | 303.376.4800 DenverZoo.org
Dive into food and fun – and an underwater adventure! Enjoy the Aquarium restaurant and explore more than 1 million gallons of sealife including sharks, otters, tigers and more. 700 Water St. | 303.561.4450 DowntownAquarium.com
What’s your sign? Test your astronomy knowledge at the University of Colorado’s popular planetarium. Check out the dazzling array of laser and star shows, live star talks & more. 2414 Regent Dr. | 303.492.5002 Fiske.Colorado.edu
FLATIRONS VISTA TRAILHEAD
Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, trail running and picnicking on the Trailhead’s two- or three-mile loop through the Ponderosa pines and meadows along the Flatirons. 3663 State Hwy. 93 303.441.3440 | ProTrails.com/trails
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL
National Wildlife Refuge This area supports more than 330 species of wildlife such as bald eagles, hawks and more, on a 15,000-acre expanse of shortgrass prairie. 6550 Gateway Rd. | 303.289.0232 fws.gov/Rocky_Mountain_Arsenal
At more than 100 years old, the area known to locals as Wash Park is one of the largest parks in Denver, featuring flower gardens, a 2.6-mile jogging trail, two lakes, a bowling green, tennis courts and more. S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave. 303.698.4692 | WashPark.com
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF DENVER
Engage with interactive playscapes, daily educational programming and popular special events. Serving children and their grown-ups, the museum provides a dynamic learning environment to explore. 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. 303.433.7444 MyChildrensMuseum.org
CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM The Clyfford Still collection represents one of the most comprehensive single-artist collections in the world, encompassing approximately 2,400 works, most never before exhibited. 1250 Bannock St. | 720.354.4880 ClyffordStillMuseum.org
COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM
Revel in the sights and sounds of more than 100 narrow- and standard-gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and more in the museum’s 15-acre railyard, and visit the Depot General Store where you’ll find thousands of trail gifts. 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden 303.279.4591 coloradorailroadmuseum.org
DENVER ART MUSEUM
Founded in 1893, the city’s largest museum is one of the most storied in the state with more than 68,000 pieces of art. With an extensive American Indian collection, the museum is a must-see for art lovers. 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy. 720.865.5000 DenverArtMuseum.org
DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
For more than 100 years, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has allowed visitors to explore the cosmos and uncover brilliant gems and minerals. Enjoy the IMAX theater and planetarium or go toe-to-toe with a T Rex... if you dare! 2001 Colorado Blvd. 303.370.6000 | DMNS.org
HISTORY COLORADO CENTER
A fascinating view of Colorado history comes alive, with a comprehensive collection of books, artifacts and photographs that encapsulate the state’s history. History is truly brought to life in this award-winning architectural venue. 1200 Broadway | 303.447.8679 HistoryColorado.org
KIRKLAND MUSEUM OF FINE & CONTEMPORARY ART
With painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics and an elastic hodgepodge of classic works from the past 100 years, this oneof-a-kind facility features some of the best-known designers of our time. 1201 Bannock St. | 303.832.8576 KirklandMuseum.org
MOLLY BROWN MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER
Experience the legacy of the Unsinkable Molly Brown, a leading socialite and philanthropist best known as one of the survivors of the RMS Titanic. 1340 Pennsylvania St. 303.832.4092 | MollyBrown.org
Featuring regional, national and international artists, the vast array of rotating exhibits and public educational programs promotes creative experimentation with art and ideas for visitors of all ages. 1485 Delgany St. | 303.298.7554 MCADenver.org
WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Located on the former grounds of Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado’s Air and Space Museum offers a trip through history from distinctive aircraft nose art to stirring exhibits. 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 303.360.5360 | WingsMuseum.org
BLACKHAWK AND CENTRAL CITY
Just 45 miles from Denver, this historic area was once known as “the richest square mile on earth” when gold was discovered in the 1800s. Today the area is home to several casinos, charming Victorian buildings and lots of fun. 303.582.5251 BlackHawkColorado.com Colorado.gov/CentralCity.com
COLORADO STATE CAPITOL
THE WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Housing more than 450 rescued lions, tigers, bears and other carnivores, this 720-acre space is the largest carnivore sanctuary in the world. Come view the animals on the mile-and-a-half of elevated walkway and step into the wild. 1946 County Rd 53, Keenesburg | 303.536.0118 | Wildanimalsanctuary.org
Opened in 1894, the Colorado State Capitol stands as a living museum of history and an active seat of state government. See where legislation takes place in the House and Senate chambers during free daily tours. 200 E. Colfax Ave. | 303.866.2604 Colorado.gov
The 76-acre Coors Field stands at 20th and Blake Streets in Denver’s lower downtown/ballpark neighborhood and is home to the Colorado Rockies. Fans sitting in the first-base and right-field areas are treated to a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. 2001 Blake St. | 303.292.0200 Colorado.Rockies.MLB.com
America’s only downtown theme park and waterpark has operated continuously for more than 120 years. Elitch’s is sheer fun, making this a go-to destination for locals and out-of-town visitors. 2000 Elitch Circle | 303.595.4386 ElitchGardens.com
MILLERCOORS BREWERY TOUR
Experience traditional beer brewing in the Rocky Mountains. Become acquainted with malting, brewing and packaging processes, then sip a cold sample while resting on ice-cube benches in the fresh beer room. 13th & Ford St. | 303.277.2337 MillerCoors.com
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH How do clouds form? Why is climate changing? Learn all this and more at NCAR, which is dedicated to understanding our earth on a national and international scope. 1850 Table Mesa Dr. 303.497.1000 | NCAR.UCAR.edu
This massive venue offers 46 water adventures on 64 beautifully landscaped acres. Thrill rides abound, including Colorado’s only magnetic water coaster, and 3 separate children’s play areas. 8801 N. Pecos St. | 303.472.7873 WaterWorldColorado.com
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Walk on Water One of Colorado’s most iconic rivers, the Rio Grande, is the site of the Rio Frio Ice Fest’s 5K on Ice. Professionally carved sculptures, Bonfire in Ice and more downtown. New this year –- an Ice Carousel with a stage for live music and historic play. Alamosa, CO Jan 27-28. riofrioice.com
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Steve & Jared Blank • LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
WE SELL DENVER’S NEIGHBORHOODS HIGHLANDS
LoHi Sold for $648,960
In 2016, Steve and Jared helped over 30 families find their next home.
Stapleton Sold for $767,250
UPTOWN Park Hill Sold for $1,030,000 CAPITOL HILL
Working with Buyers and Sellers alike, Steve and Jared Blank bring a focused determination to provide inspiration and execution. For the fifth consecutive year we have been honored by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors with a Silver, Gold or Platinum Award in the Team Category for sales.
Cherry Creek Sold for $2,250,000
Lowry Sold for $1,000,000
WASHINGTON PARK Littleton Sold for $575,000
Cory-Merrill Sold for $1,335,000
Centennial Sold for $895,000
Cherry Hills Village Sold for $1,450,000
CURRENT FEATURED LISTINGS
25 Downing Street Penthouse, Denver | $4,595,000
1140 Cherokee Street #402, Denver | $619,000
The penthouse unit atop the north tower of No. 25 Downing has been finished without compromise adding exclusivity to one of Denver’s preeminent luxury residences. With remarkable 360-degree panoramic views, this 6,400 square foot home is second to none.
Completely remodeled with stunning designer finishes, this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,564 square foot luxury condo is in mint condition. The upscale residence captivates luxury living and is minutes to Downtown, Cherry Creek, and great neighborhood dining and retail options.
Whether you’re curious about the Denver market, or would even like to set up an exploratory tour to see what’s out there, please feel comfortable in contacting us!
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