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FEBRUARY 2020

The Art Life

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHERS

Jeni Fleck | Jeni.Fleck@LifestylePubs.com Joan Dameron | Joan.Dameron@LifestylePubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

All You Need is Love—and Art FEBRUARY IS OUR MONTH OF ART—MAKING, COLLECTING, ADMIRING AND LEARNING. We love art because it gives us a glimpse of someone’s heart, the

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part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

We like to look at and listen to art that makes us feel something, art that resonates

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with us. Through art, we learn about ourselves.

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Elle Blom, Jolie Rodriguez

As you will find in the following pages, an overarching sentiment resonates with the artists and makers. They are all grateful to be doing what they love. Through their stories of passion and self-expression, we hope that you too are inspired to pursue what you love. After all, February is the month of love. So, Parker, while you fill your home with chocolate truffles and roses this month, remember to fill your heart too. And for a memorable treat the whole family will enjoy, check out Valentine Movie Night on page 24.

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Today is always a great day to love yourself.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 16 Kunjani World Coffeehouse Kunjani Keeps Giving a Three-Bean Blend Espresso to Parker

18 Artist Pallet: A Collection 24 Valentine Movie Night Save the Fancy Night Out For Another Time and Opt For Family Night With A Dinner To Match

34 Colorado Writers Down a River Or Tracking a

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Murderer, Local Authors Guide Us On Adventures

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Artist’s Palette

24 DIY 28 Renovate & Refine 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Page Turners


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AROUND TOWN

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Childcare is offered at both Friday morning classes, drop-in rate $5. For more information, contact Heather at HeartSoulMindYoga@gmail. com or HeartSoulMindMinistries.com/parker.

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HOT SPOT

KUNJANI WORLD COFFEEHOUSE KUNJANI KEEPS GIVING A THREE-BEAN BLEND ESPRESSO TO PARKER

TUCKED AWAY IN A POCKET OF PARKER OFF LINCOLN AND JORDAN ROAD, KIMBERLEE BELL CAN BE FOUND HUGGING HER CHILDREN AS THEY WORK ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER AT KUNJANI WORLD COFFEEHOUSE, WHICH SHE’S OWNED SINCE 2018. While Kimberlee isn’t a Parker resident, she feels at home cultivating her coffee shop here. She values her loyal customers and their familiar exchange. “We know a lot of our customers and we know their drinks and their names, it’s very community oriented…” says Kimberlee. Before Kimberlee owned Kunjani, she was a stay-at-home mom. She’s a professional drummer and previously owned a music business. A few years ago she was looking for cafés because she wanted to start a business and help it grow – Kunjani was for sale.  Kunjani is unique because their espresso is a special three-bean blend that, according to Kimberlee, no one else offers. “Everything is hand-crafted, so we have to know exactly what we’re doing to get the right taste.” From beans to chairs, she loves the atmosphere they brew and intends to expand it in a variety of ways. Kimberlee’s love of jazz will be integrated into the setting. She also plans to add a beer and wine bar as well as a fenced patio in the hopes of crafting a speakeasy vibe to Kunjani. “I just want a place where people can hang out and have a drink, and it’s mellow,” says Kimberlee. 16

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More important than the cosmetic changes, Kimberlee’s main goal for the future is to help others. “I want to establish business enterprises for at-risk youth and survivors of sex trafficking.” Her plan is to help different programs in Denver and beyond. “We’re a business with a mission and a purpose. We want a beautiful, comfortable place for people to do business, create, chat, hangout and relax,” says Kimberlee Bell. February 2020 | Parker Lifestyle

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

ART IN LIFE

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MICHAEL MAGRIN MICHAEL MAGRIN HOLDS AN UNDERGRADUATE

drives me to use the highest caliber materials to produce

DEGREE IN BIOLOGICAL PREMEDICAL ILLUSTRA-

museum quality oil paintings that will value with time.

TION AND A MASTERS IN SECONDARY SCIENCE

The daily newness of the skies reminds me that the

EDUCATION. He paints primarily Colorado skies with

steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies

oil on Belgian linen.

never come to an end; they are new every morning.

Michael says he finds his conviction and inspiration

These are the stories I love to paint. My desire is that my

from Psalm 19:1, which says, “The heavens declare the

commissioned paintings might evoke a response that

glory of God, the skies proclaim His handiwork.” He is

strengthens over time as they anchor a room, becom-

drawn to skyscapes in an attempt to reflect this conviction.

ing a conversation piece and perhaps an heirloom. I love the commission process. To paint with someone

WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO YOU? Painting is a conviction. It isn’t something that I hold,

in mind and to share in the telling of their story is one of my favorite parts of this calling.

rather it is something that has a hold on me. I strive to

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create compelling paintings that reveal the eternal power

@michael.magrin

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and divine nature of God and want people to have a strong emotional response to my work. DESCRIBE YOUR MEDIUM AND YOUR SUBJECT MATTER. I try to look at our Colorado skies from a unique perspective of fresh as well as ancient respect. This passion

I STRIVE TO CREATE COMPELLING PAINTINGS THAT REVEAL THE ETERNAL POWER AND DIVINE NATURE OF GOD. February 2020 | Parker Lifestyle

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BEHNAZ AHMADIAN

I was born in Iran and at age 8 moved to the United States with my family. I grew up in Abington, Pennsylvania. My mother passed away from cancer when I was in college, and after I graduated my father and I moved to Denver to be with my brothers. I worked as an interior designer and, after my son was born, I sold children’s art. I then started painting and drawing and eventually started getting commissions, which embarked my art business and creative path. My mother, who was a fashion designer, is my motivation and is the one who always inspired me to be creative. With each piece that I create, I hope to share the feeling of love and joy my mom worked so hard to nurture in me as a woman, artist and designer. Currently I live in Highlands Ranch with my very supportive husband and my artistic 9-year-old son. WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO YOU? Art means everything to me. I get to express and communicate my emotions and ideas. It’s very crucial for me to be able to express myself and be able to escape from every day. Art is how I fit into my surroundings. It’s important for me in this fast-paced world to stop and look at my surroundings, take notice in the details in life and objects, take my time to appreciate all the intricate details in life. For my art, I want the viewer to get up close and stare at all the patterns and shapes and to feel a sense of satisfaction and energy. BehnazAhmadian.com @behnazahmadianart 20

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ART IS HOW I MEET NEW PEOPLE, NEW FRIENDS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALLOWS ME TO GROW AND CHALLENGES ME TO LEARN NEW THINGS.


CREATING ART THROUGH METAL SIGNS MEANS I CAN EXPRESS MYSELF AND CREATE LEGACY FOR A FAMILY OR BUSINESS.

KENNY BERNDT Kenny Berndt lives in Parker with his wife, Brooke, and his

Metal is something I like to work with because of the different

black Labrador, June. After a nine-year journey, he and his wife

layers required to make a finished piece. There are so many layers

are expecting their first child. He comes from a military family and

to the process. And what I like is not every piece is the same. They

served in the Army National Guard for six years in South Dakota

are all unique.

before settling in Colorado 20 years ago. WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR WITH YOUR ART? WHAT DOES YOUR ART MEAN TO YOU?

What I hope for with my art is that we are able to make a true

I started Black Dog Metals in April 2019. I felt the pull to start

difference with our charity partners by giving back to them as

something that was my own and that gave back to veterans and our

much as we can and our customers have a piece of work that

local community. Honestly, what started the metal sign idea was

will be a legacy for them and their family. It truly has been an

seeing a sign from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia store that my

awesome challenge getting this small business up and running,

wife liked. I thought to myself, “I can make that!” So I taught myself.

allowing me to be creative as well as give back to our charity

Creating art through metal signs means I can express myself and

partners. I do look forward to the day I can scale this business

create legacy for a family or business. We also give a portion of our

enough to hire on other veterans.

proceeds to a non-profit that places service dogs with veterans.

@blackdogmetals

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LAUREN ZAVALA OF ZAVALA BESPOKE Lauren initially founded Zavala Bespoke as a passion project after finishing her master’s degree in decorative arts in London and moving back to Colorado. After it started gaining traction, she says, she shifted to full time at ZB. She now lives and paints in Boulder. DESCRIBE WHAT ART MEANS TO YOU.  Art means just about everything to me. I went backpacking after high school when I didn’t know what to study in college. It was then that I discovered a deep love of art. I then started studying Art History at CU Boulder where I studied abroad in London for a semester. The more I studied and experienced art, the more I loved it, which is why I quickly moved back to London to pursue an MA in Art after graduating. Seeing so many artists and their work, past and present, in London and studying art throughout history is inspiring and has always pushed me to want to create. When I get anxious or stressed, I have always needed to create, be it watercolor, charcoal, acrylics, etc. I was writing my master’s thesis in London when I discovered leather-based paint. I thought it was an incredibly fun way to be able to wear and appreciate art, and so I made gifts for family that year including a leather jacket for my boyfriend. So many people started asking about his jacket that I started Zavala Bespoke for fun. And now here we are! TALK ABOUT YOUR PARTICULAR MEDIUM AND SUBJECT MATTER. I use a combination of paints on my pieces. The paints I use are made for leather, meaning when the leather bends or stretches, the paint doesn’t chip or crack. Painting on luxury goods, it is extremely important to me that each piece is made to last for years to come. Each design is a collaboration between myself and my client. Some clients have specific ideas or pieces in mind whereas other clients give me the reigns and leave designing up to me. I paint in a pop art style with impressionistic influences typically. My favorite designs are those

WITH MY ART I HOPE TO CONTRIBUTE TO ART BEING SEEN

that come from nature in some way like insects, skulls, lips, and florals. WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR WITH YOUR ART? With my art I hope to contribute to art being seen daily. I think

DAILY. I THINK WEARING ART ON

wearing art on clothing, wallets or bags is so unique for so many

CLOTHING, WALLETS OR BAGS IS SO

That is my goal working with my clients is that each person gets a

UNIQUE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE AND

ask about it, they have a story on what that piece means to them.

CAN BE SO INCREDIBLY PERSONAL TO EACH AND EVERY PERSON. 22

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people and can be so incredibly personal to each and every person. piece that is totally unique to them and that when friends or family ZavalaBespoke.com @zavalabespoke


OLIVE MOYA Olive  Moya  grew up in Southern California and currently

line-work and movement that reference my background

lives and works in Lone Tree. She received her BFA from Otis

in illustration and lettering. For me, they represent a push

College of Art + Design in Los Angeles in 2011.

and pull between intuition and control. I started painting murals for that reason. I don’t want it

WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO YOU? Art is everything.  It’s how I relax, and it’s how I

to only exist in a gallery or museum setting to be viewed by those who generally venture into those types of spaces.

recharge. It’s how I process my emotions, release frustration and find meaning in the world. It’s how I share myself with

WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR YOUR ART?

others. When I travel, the first thing I want to do is experi-

I want it to be seen and hopefully create meaning for

ence art (and food, my other favorite form of art!). I wouldn’t

anybody out in the world. There’s something special

refer to my need to create as a burden, but more of a privi-

about knowing others might feel ownership over what

lege. I think most human beings have an inner need to think

I make, like how people feel ownership over music they

creatively in some capacity and haven’t found their way of

love. That they will walk past that wall in their neighbor-

utilizing it. I feel lucky that I have a strong drive and ability to

hood every day and feel like it’s theirs.

do something so personally fulfilling.  

I can’t wait to keep progressing in that direction by conquering bigger and more public spaces and more

DESCRIBE YOUR MEDIUM, ESPECIALLY YOUR MURALS. I create work that I describe as “abstract storytelling.” They’re bold graphic colorscapes with defined edges,

challenging concepts. OliveMoya.com @olivemoya

I DON’T WANT (MY ART) TO ONLY EXIST IN A GALLERY OR MUSEUM SETTING TO BE VIEWED BY THOSE WHO GENERALLY VENTURE INTO THOSE TYPES OF SPACES. February 2020 | Parker Lifestyle

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DIY

Valentine Movie Night

SAVE THE FANCY NIGHT OUT FOR ANOTHER TIME AND OPT FOR FAMILY NIGHT WITH A DINNER TO MATCH

ARTICLE AMY WILEY PHOTOGRAPHY JOLIE RODRIGUEZ

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ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR AND STORES ARE FILLED WITH ROSES AND CHOCOLATES. While date night is always appreciated, you can trade prix fixe menus and babysitters for family movie night this Valentine’s Day. With a few simple touches, a night at home together can become quite a celebration. Set the scene with an elegant, festive table. This is a great excuse to pull out that wedding china you never use. All those things you’ve been saving for a special occasion? This is it! Alternatively, pick up some Valentine’s themed paper plates and napkins for easy cleanup.   Whether you bring out the good stuff or opt for heart-shaped plates from a party store, your tablescape will let the family know this is no ordinary dinner.   Choose a movie and a menu to complement the story. Here are some ideas for February movie nights that offer a little family-friendly romance:

A classic romance: Movie: + Lady and the Tramp

MENU: + Spaghetti and meatballs

A nostalgic tear-jerker: Movie: + The Lost Valentine

MENU: + Steak and potatoes

A timeless favorite: Movie: + A Charlie Brown Valentine

MENU: + Homemade pizza with heart-shaped pepperonis (Create using a small cookie cutter.) CONTINUED >

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DI Y (CONTINUED)

Here’s to a sweet season of celebrating all the ones we love! Amy Wiley is the owner of SuburbanSoiree.com, offering inspiration for creating a home full of celebrations both big and small, and the Sassy Napkin Society, a monthly subscription box for anyone who loves hosting and gifting. Find her on Instagram @suburban_soiree.

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2020 VALENTINE’S DAY 5K/10K with RNK Running & Walking

E n d O n A S we e t No t e : Family movie night isn’t complete without a sweet treat or two. Create a dessert board of tempting cookies, candies and chocolates so that everyone can nibble while you enjoy the feature.  Chocolate-dipped strawberries are an elegant addition alongside heart-shaped chocolates. This is a beautiful way to include everyone’s favorites, and your children are sure to be delighted by all the options.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 10 a.m. at Bar CCC Park

Long-sleeve Race Shirt • Post-race Pancakes • Kids’ Dash

ParkerRec.com/VDay5K10K Online registration closes on Feb. 5 at noon.

@ParkerRec #VDay5K10K

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RENOVATE & REFINE

OUT WITH THE

NEW IN WITH THE

old WE’RE SHARING TIPS, TRICKS + UNIQUE WAYS TO INCORPORATE YOUR ANTIQUE ITEMS INTO YOUR HOME

ANTIQUES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. Whether you’re an antique aficionada, a thrifty thrifter or new to the whole concept of vintage revival; whether it’s a hand-me-down, a thrift-store-find or just something cool you stumbled upon at an estate sale; endless opportunities exist to effortlessly incorporate retro, vintage, antique or whatever-you-want-to-call-them items into different parts of your modern home.

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WHAT IT IS Antique Chest STYLE IT Coffee Table PRO TIP Revive solid-wood pieces with little actual value by refinishing the wood to your liking.

Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

Make your piece multi-purpose by turning the lid into a game table or by storing your cocktail accessories inside for an easy-access mini bar!

Spread the vintage love. Use antiques strategically and as accent pieces to keep your overall aesthetic from coming off as too dated.

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RENOVATE & REFINE (CONTINUED)

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Repurpose old tins, mugs, teacups or storage containers into succulent gardens. Because succulents have shallow root systems, they can survive (and thrive!) in smaller spaces.

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WHAT IT IS

PRO TIP

Antique Bicycle

Incorporate multiple

STYLE IT

plants through the use

Plant Stand

of various baskets.


WHAT IT IS Vintage books + tchotchkes

Bookends + Paperweights PRO TIP Display vintage books (or vintage-looking books!) as a visual focal point on nightstands, shelves + coffee tables.

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STYLE IT

tips Create the most impact by displaying (not hiding!) items that carry the best stories or sentimental value. We love the use of incorporating these smaller figurines as bookends and paperweights.

Make it art. Don’t be afraid to display unique pieces as wall art. Consider creating a gallery wall that mixes vintage photographs, prints, mirrors and china.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

SUNDAYS IN FEB

Following the race is a FREE kids dash for children eight and under. ParkerRec.com

THE STUDIO BARRE CLASSES The Studio Med Spa,

26 2020 PARKER STATE OF THE TOWN BUSINESS LUNCH

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PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138

HANSEL AND GRETEL

The Rotary Club of Parker will host

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave.

the 2020 Parker State of the Town

barre classes every Sunday at 8:30

Opera Colorado Presents Hansel

business lunch on Feb. 26. Attendees

a.m. Open to everyone and all lev-

and Gretel. Follow the breadcrumbs

will have the opportunity to network

els. TheStudioMedSpa.com

into a “Grimm” story in a magical

with business people and town offi-

forest prested by Parker Arts, sung

cials. Mayor Mike Waid will present a

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in English and traditionally staged.

State of the Town message highlight-

Tickets are on sale online. Guests will

ing his vision for Parker’s future. The

WOMEN, WINE & WEALTH

receive a gingerbread cookie recipe,

Rotary Club of Parker will present the

Hansel and Gretel coloring pages

Parker Impact Award.

19647 Solar Cir., Parker

The Studio Med Spa is offering

and more. ParkerArts.org

The Studio Med Spa,

19647 Solar Cir., Parker

Join the networking group Women Wine & Wealth for its monthly session. For more information, contact Krista Pasionek at 303-408-2668 or Krista.Pasionek@gmail.com.

20 CHARCUTERIE WORKSHOP Fox Hill Farm,

2743 Flintwood Road, Franktown

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Gather with friends and neighbors

COOLSCULPTING OPEN HOUSE

a date night or a ladies night out and

to master the art of the charcuterie board at this Fox Hill workshop. Plan

The Studio Med Spa,

join us at 6 p.m. Feb. 20. RSVP at

19647 Solar Cir., Parker

LiveInFoxHill.com.

Come learn more about Coolsculpting body treatment at a free open house event from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 6. Coolsculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical body contouring treatment that uses controlled cooling to reduce stubborn fat.  TheStudioMedSpa.com

22-23 THE SANDMAN WITH GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave.

Wonderbound

Presents

The

Sandman with Gasoline Lollipops.

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Enjoy a performance into the wild

LOVE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM

life through music and presented by

west, The Sandman with Gasoline Lollipops bringing the adventure to

Bar CCC Park, 10951 Twenty Mile Rd.

Wonderbound. ParkerArts.org

Sign up for the annual Love 'Em or

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Leave 'Em Valentine's Day 5 and 10 K

We are always accepting submissions

run/walk at Bar CCC Park in Parker.

for events you'd like to see included

Registration includes a post-race

in our Calendar section. Submissions

pancake breakfast and a chance

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

to win prizes. Tickets

ParkerLifestyle.com.

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$25-$50.


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Co l o ra d o Wr i t e rs

DOWN A RIVER, BACK IN TIME, OR TRACKING A KILLER, LOCAL AUTHORS GUIDE US ON ADVENTURES

DEB MARGESON KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT THE BEST NEW TITLES HITTING SHELVES. She is a Collection Development Librarian with Douglas County Libraries —she selects the fiction for DCL. Here, Deb shares great reads from Colorado authors.

Westering Women, Sandra Dallas (Colorado author) The ad reads, "If you are an adventuresome young woman of high moral character and fine health, are you willing to travel to California in search of a good husband?" And with that, Maggie sets out from Chicago in 1852 for the gold mines. Wonderful historical fiction from a Colorado favorite.

The River, Peter Heller (Colorado author) Two best friends take the canoe trip of their lives on a wild river in northern Canada. Their plans go awry when wildfires threaten. And if that’s not enough, they discover a barely conscious young woman.

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt, Andrea Bobotis (Colorado author) There are some difficult truths hidden behind the doors of grand Southern mansions. The story of a murder is slowly revealed as Judith Kratt lists her family heirlooms. A debut by a Denver author.

Tracking

Game,

Margaret

Mizushima (a former Colorado resident and graduate of CSU) Mattie and her K-9 partner, Robo, face poachers, murderers and a predator not usually found in Colorado. Fans of C.J. Box and Nevada Barr will love this police procedural set in the Colorado mountains.

The Gifted School, Bruce Holsinger Parents behaving badly in a fictional town that sounds a lot like Boulder, Colorado, where the author just happened to live at one time. Smart and juicy, and compulsively readable.

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Spa, Beauty & Wellness

F OR A LL TH IN G S

19647 SOLAR CIRCLE SUITE B 101 PARKER | 720-535-8059

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