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BEAR TRACKS I love the sharp lines and glittering glass of the Colorado Convention Center, and I think it’s most marvelous when reflecting a pink and blue sunset. The biggest draw for me, however, is the adorable creature peeking through the windows at the visitors. The Big Blue Bear is one of my favorite public art pieces, and certainly one of the most widely recognized. denverconvention.com 2

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ARTWORK NETWORK’S CREATIVE DIRECTOR JESSICA BRADLEY EXPRESSES A DESIRE FOR VINTAGE FURNITURE, EGG-INSPIRED ABSTRACT PAINTINGS AND ROCK STAR HOTEL SUITES.

RESTORE ADORE I love one-of-a-kind pieces, so my favorite places to shop are Denver’s array of pop up stores. I keep track of the dates and venues at the Denver Handmade Alliance, and have been lucky enough to discover treasures like Jeanne Connolly’s Vintage Renewal chairs and light fixtures, perfectly upcycled from blah to vintage glam. There is never any worry about seeing the same old thing in these shops—the inventory changes as often as the venue does. vintagerenewal.com 3

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POP CULTURE The Curtis Hotel is the coolest place to stay in downtown Denver. Every level has a different theme, and I love the funky décor. They’ve captured such an incredible and imaginative level of detail in the design. There’s nothing quite like sneaking off to the Rolling Stone Suite to make yourself feel like a rock star. thecurtis.com 4

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ART FIX Fall is prime season for the Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday Artwalk. This is the place to rub elbows with a delightfully eclectic crowd of art enthusiasts. Less formal than a gallery opening, it’s the perfect opportunity to browse, chat with artists, sip wine, and convince friends why the abstract painting that looks like an omelet has to go home with you. artdistrictonsantafe.com

ILLUSTRATION : STE FANIE ME RU LLO . CONVENTION CENTER PHOTO : COURTESY OF THE COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER . VINTAG E RENEWAL PHOTO : J E A N N E C O N N O L LY. CURTIS PHOTO : CURTI S , A DOUBLETREE BY HILTON .

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ART DISTRTICT PHOTO : JACK PAPPAL ARDO .

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