Cherry Creek Magazine | Spring 2020

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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT

LOCAL LOVE

Cherry Creek’s Small Businesses

NOW!

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Meet Cherry Creek’s very own “Jerry Maguire”

THE ULTIMATE field guide to 80206 living

STYLE / DESIGN / DINING / PEOPLE P L A C E S / PA R T I E S / H O M E S SPRING 2020



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ON THE COVER On the lady: Carolina Herrera Embroidered Empire-Waist Tiered-Tulle Dress, $4,490; Oscar de la Renta Floral Raffia Embroidered Hoop Clip Earrings, $420 On the gentleman: Ermenegildo Zegna Plaid Two-Piece Suit, $3,250; Eton Slim Fit Cavalry Twill Dress Shirt, $260; Canali Silk Cable Motif Tie, $160 FASHIONS VIA NEIMAN MARCUS DENVER | PHOTO BY KATIE BRADSHAW 1956 PORSCHE 356A CARRERA SPEEDSTER. THIS VEHICLE IS THE 8TH MODEL OUT OF 151 CARS PRODUCED, MAKING IT ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTIBLE PORSCHES EVER BUILT.

ON THIS PAGE On the lady: Valentino Floral-Print Silk Tie-Neck Shirt, $2,200; Valentino Floral-Cuff Silk Wide-Leg Pants, $1,980 On the gentleman: Emporio Armani G Line Super 130’s Windowpane Sport Jacket, $1,495; Emporio Armani Horizontal Weave Crewneck Sweater, $295 FEATURING A 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING – ONE OF ONLY 311 BUILT THAT YEAR.

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DIRECTION

TWO FOR THE ROAD

EXPLORING THE C A R I B B E A N J E W E L T H AT I S G R A N D C AY M A N

STYLE HITS A NEW SPEED THIS SEASON WITH SUPERCHARGED LOOKS

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LOCAL LOVE

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EDITOR’S DESK

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CONTRIBUTOR

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MAKING A COVER

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CHERRY PICKED

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

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BACK NINE

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GAL ABOUT TOWN

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GRAZE

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BAR CART

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WHEELS

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HOMECOMING

W HAT W E ’ RE C URRE NTLY C OVE TING IN T HE 80 2 0 6

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N E W S A N D NOTE S FRO M TH E STRE E TS O F C H E RRY CRE E K

M E E T J O H N O G DE N O F CH E RRY H ILLS C O UN T RY CLUB

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REMEMBER WHEN?

ER ICA AND STEVE’S HALCYON WED D I N G

WELCOMING BABY GEOR GINA

THE CITY’S MOST HAPPENING H A PPEN I N G S

OUR PARTING THOUGHTS


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hile this certainly isn’t the letter we’d expected to craft as we welcome you to spring, it’s one we write with heartfelt thought and genuine sentiment. As our community changes profoundly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are more committed than ever to being a source of insight and inspiration for both our readers and our fellow small business owners. We hope that the pages to follow can bring you levity and light throughout the coming months. From bright spring fashion and collectible vintage cars (Two for the Road, page 46) to a trip to picturesque Grand Cayman (page 42) and a stunning Cherry Creek wedding (page 38), this issue offers plenty of escape and indulgence.

Photo By Little Nest Denver

Of greater significance, this issue of Cherry Creek Magazine celebrates the small businesses that define our neighborhood. The dreamers and doers, the visionaries and the entrepreneurs who are the heart and soul of Cherry Creek. In Local Love (page 57), we explore the myriad ways to support the area’s homegrown businesses in the face of the novel coronavirus.

Now, more than ever, we must rally around our small businesses so that they can navigate these uncharted waters and thrive once again. It’s a notion that, quite literally, hits home for Cherry Creek Magazine. We, too, are a small local business. In fact, as a husband and wife team with an incredible two-year-old son and a second on the way in June, we are the very definition of “mom and pop” shop. Because of this, we take our work to heart. We know what it is like to be fearlessly passionate about our business. To build a livelihood for our family from the ground up and in many ways, to depend on the support of our Cherry Creek community for the success of that livelihood. In this spirit, we are thrilled to announce our first annual Peak of the Creek awards. We believe that there is no better or more important time to celebrate the best and the brightest of Cherry Creek. From your favorite local restaurant, to the hairstylist you love, to the boutique with the most beautifully-curated collections, this is our opportunity to shout our gratitude for Cherry’s Creek’s colorful businesses from the rooftops. Head to our website (cherrycreekmag. com) from April 24th – August 24th and cast your vote. We’ll reveal the top honors in our Fall/Winter issue – a sentiment that will undoubtedly feel extra sweet come October. As we continue to pioneer this new normal, we leave you with these parting thoughts… May you remember that you are not stuck at home, you are safe at home. May you know that good health and good friends are the most important assets of all. May you find beauty in these moments and cherish this unexpected time with your loved ones. We are confident that our community will rise to the occasion and come out the other side with greater appreciation for the people and places that shape our neighborhood. Wishing you health and happiness from our growing family to yours. Warmly,

Betsy Marr Publisher + Editor-in-Chief

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contribut or KATIE BRADSHAW "I first fell in love with photography when I took my high school's film/darkroom classes where I learned on my own how to shoot manually and compose images... mostly of my childhood dog. Being an only child, she was the face of all my homework projects. After I graduated high school I went "all in" and started my business at just 18-years- old. In that 10 year span I've been published in 45 magazines, three of those being the cover. This issue of Cherry Creek Magazine is my fourth cover – something I’m incredibly proud of. I have photographed Broncos players, three celebrities and I've shot weddings out of the country in eight different states. Besides all of that I have met some of the most incredible people along the way. I am blessed to have so many friends because of this "job."

Getting to Know Her... Bucket List Trip...

Australia! It looks like such a beautiful place with so much to do.

Favorite Place to Dine in Cherry Creek...

You can never go wrong with Kona Grill. I love the variety in their small appetizer plates.

The perfect Denver afternoon includes...

Doing a photoshoot in a popular spot like Union Station. Naturally, you have to grab a drink or coffee at a cute place nearby and hop on one of the scooters to zip around! Reach Katie via her website at kbdigitaldesigns.com


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THE INSPIRATION “We’ve always had an appreciation for the classics, and this 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster is certainly no exception. A rarity in every sense, it is the eighth model of only 151 produced, making it one of the most collectible Porsches ever created. We were privileged to use it as the star of our cover shot, and we like to think of tastemakers from years gone by like Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway in such an automobile.”

-Betsy Marr, Editor in Chief

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THE BEAUTY “The inspiration for our cover look was “sultry starlet.” Jules and Chad were the perfect models with her classic beauty and his rugged good looks. For Jules, we played up the vintage vibe with hair and for her makeup, went for a bold red lip, a flawless complexion and dramatically lined eye. All of this was achieved using Flaunt You! Cosmetics - a local custom cosmetics brand available at The Look. The result was Old Hollywood meets spring fashion mixed with just a dash of romance.”

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“Having the opportunity to shoot the cover of Cherry Creek Magazine is truly an honor. I love getting to work alongside the editors to help their vision come to life. We were inside a beautiful private garage with some of the most gorgeous luxury cars in the country. For this shot, we had the models sit inside a Porsche with a stunning red interior. I was perched on top of a 10 foot ladder shooting down. The angle was just right, and we nailed it within the first couple of shots.”

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“WHAT GOES BETTER WITH OPULENT COUTURE THAN LUXURIOUS SPORTS CARS? THIS SEASON’S TIERED TREND IS BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH THIS RICH, YELLOW TULLE GOWN AMONGST A VINTAGE PORSCHE CONVERTIBLE, AND IT IS JUST THE DECADENT DUO WE NEEDED TO CARRY US INTO SPRING. CHAD’S CLASSIC BLUE ZEGNA SUIT IS THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT AND IS AS TIMELESS AS IT IS ON-TREND.”

- Chelsea Magness, Senior Contributing Editor

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HERS 1. Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Butterfly Sunglasses, $255 Nordstrom

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2. Kendra Scott Tae Gold Pendant Necklace, $78 Kendra Scott

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3. Tory Burch Embroidered Beach Tunic, $258 Tory Burch 4. Gedebe Jeni Satin Clutch, $595 Neiman Marcus 5. Hermès Patchwork Horse Shawl 140, $1,125 Hermès 6. Bloom Jewelry Lapis Cast Away Ring, $84 Garbarini

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A NEW NORMAL, INDEED. While the neighborhood’s spring openings – along with realities we once subscribed to – are in fact delayed, we’ve rounded up the names you can expect to see dotting the Cherry Creek marquee come summer. Let’s take a virtual stroll through the future streets of 80206…

DESI GN STAR Cherry Creek North just upped its interior design ante with the entrée of Coda – a modern home furnishings showroom and retail space. Locally owned by Angela Feddersen of Elevate Architecture, it’s the sole Coda location outside of the brand’s original Malibu, California digs. Coda will feature accessibly priced furniture and accessories sold off the floor or for quick ship customization. These in-stock items and short turnaround times are uncommon in the industry and allow shoppers to finish their spaces without months of dreaded lead time. “Because we are aligned with the manufacturer, Coda Industries, we can quickly and affordably custombuild pieces from their factories in Los Angeles and Bali,” Feddersen explains. “Plus, their modern home furnishings stand out for their unrivaled artisan craftsmanship, vast customization options, and sustainable materials. Our clients don’t have to sacrifice quality for speed or affordability.” Catering to the residential and hospitality design trade, Coda offers a discount to design professionals, and the showroom is open to the public. M

Jonesing The suspense around Halcyon’s new restaurant has been building since Departure’s sudden, ahem, departure last spring. Now, the cat is out of the bag. Local Jones will showcase contemporary American cuisine with a locally-grown, sustainably sourced menu of light, approachable fare. The space promises to be comfortable and down-to-earth, a self proclaimed “local gathering spot where friends come together to trade stories and smiles over great food, great wine and great company.” Like its predecessor, Jones will offer bar, banquette and table seating alongside a chef-driven menu, yet the newer interpretation will be less au currant and more convivial. The name itself is taken from Denver founder, trader and notorious bon vivant Jack Jones. Together with his partner John Smith, Jones set up a trading post at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte Rivers in 1858. Their post quickly became the meeting place for locals looking to purchase goods, catch up on gossip, and have a good time. Local Jones hopes to follow suit. The restaurant will be open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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STAY C OOL Outdoor-loving Coloradoans have been familiar with the coveted Yeti brand for years. Soon, we will be able shop to our gear-loving hearts content at the brand’s new Cherry Creek North outpost. The Austin, Texas-based line of coolers, buckets, drinkware, chairs and outdoor apparel has built a cult-like following since launching in 2006 with fishermen, campers, hikers and tailgaters flocking to the well-made products. Today, Yeti boasts a smattering of retail locations nationwide (Chicago and Charleston stores have recently opened) and is considered the yardstick against which similar outdoor gear is measured. We love the original Tundra coolers ($249-$1,299), particularly in this season’s coral and aqua iterations. M

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Eating WEll Healthy. Happy. Convenient. These notions sound better now than ever, and they’re the hallmarks of the newly opened Flower Child at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Known for its colorful medley of vegan and vegetarian salads, bowls and wraps, the fast-casual Flower Child is the latest eatery from Fox Restaurant Concepts, whose other restaurants have included Cherry Creek staples North and True Food Kitchen. The hearty, seasonally-focused menu includes fan-favorites like the Vietnamese Crunch salad with savoy cabbage, romaine, quinoa, tomato, peppadew, pineapple, avocado, cashew, thai basil, cilantro, mint and a spicy lemongrass vinaigrette as well as wraps like The Rebel, made with grass fed steak, charred onion, port sault cheese, arugula and horseradish yogurt. Flower Child features a selection of signature lemonades and kombucha on tap, along with organic wines and local craft beers. Flower Child Cherry Creek is Colorado’s second location, with a sister store in Boulder. The dining room is bright and sunny, adorned in the brand’s signature, eclectic vibe and an 1,100 square-foot patio is sure to be a hit during the warmer months. Both will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, curbside delivery and takeout options are currently available. M

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NI C OF TI ME Boston bred Nic + Zoe, a femalefounded line of casual women’s apparel, will open along Cherry Creek’s Third Avenue this summer. Known for its highquality knitwear, the brand (named for the owner’s two children) is beloved for its wearable clothing that’s comfortable yet tailored and intended to blend from one piece to the next, making it a wardrobe no-brainer. Lightweight cardigans, fitted jackets, pullovers and cropped pants make up the majority of the collection, where muted hues sit perfectly alongside bold prints. Also available through the likes of Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, the Denver location marks the label’s 11th brick and mortar storefront – most of which are peppered throughout the east coast. M

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CAMP GROUND When Shake Shack opens on Josephine Street, you won’t have to go far to burn off those extra calories. Barry’s Bootcamp is hitting Cherry Creek soon, in all of its high-intensity glory. Heralded AT E OR for booty-kicking/ workouts in a dimly lit red room, Barry’s combines interval training via the M itsnicandzoe.com @nicandzoe treadmill, floor work, free weights and resistance bands into a 50-minute routine that has devotees in 16 states and 12 countries hooked. Instructors are decidedly motivational and playlists are perfectly curated, making the sessions highly energetic. The company promises that a workout “tones muscles, maximizes fat loss, and increases your metabolism, so you actually burn calories even after class is over.” For $30 a pop (discounted volume packages are available), you can find out for yourself come summer.

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CHERRY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB If you find yourself with a tee time at Cherry Hills Country Club, it’s more likely than not that you’re slated for a pretty good day regardless of what you shoot. The ultra-private members-only haven in Colorado’s tony Cherry Hills Village has been a golfing privilege since 1922 when it was founded and designed by William Flynn. In fact, as the story goes, the club was created by a group of prominent members from nearby Denver Country Club who wanted a golf club and nothing else. Fast forward to today and the championship 18-hole course boasts a “guest” list that includes the footprints and scorecards of guys named Nelson, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, Woods and Mickelson. John Ogden is in his 13th year as the club’s head golf pro, so we took to the fairways with the man who knows every inch of the course and asked him to break out every club in his bag as he answered our questions.

What’s the most important club in your bag? For me my driver is the most important club. If I drive the ball well, then I usually play pretty decently. I would love to say the putter, but that club and I have never had a great relationship.

What PGA golfer should the golf world keep an eye on? I would say Tiger Woods. The fact that he’s competitive again is great for the game of golf.

What’s the best hole at your course?

Best-dressed golfer past and present?

Cherry Hills has several famous and outstanding holes so I don’t think one stands out as the best. However, I do have my favorites and they seem to change periodically. For years, the Par 4 16th was my favorite hole on the course just because of the look and challenge of the hole and all of the history that has occurred on it. Recently, I have become partial to the Par 3 12th. This is as challenging a Par 3 as you will ever find. The hole requires a precise and well-struck tee shot over water to a challenging green that has a hogback/spine running through the middle of it.

Hands down Arnold Palmer. So much of his career was in black and white on television, but if you look at color photos of him in his prime, he was well dressed with a conservative and classy look. Today, it is always fun to see what Ian Poulter comes up with.

Favorite course you’ve ever played? I really enjoy playing Cherry Hills just as much as any other course. You simply never get tired of it. Every time, I learn something new. Other than Cherry Hills, I am enjoying George C. Thomasdesigned courses which include Riviera Country Club and Los Angeles Country Club. Outside of the United States, I love the Old Course at St. Andrews and Royal Dornoch.

What’s your favorite major and why? I enjoy them all. I just like watching the best players in the world compete on the biggest stages in the game.

What’s your favorite golf movie? Up until 10 years ago it was Caddyshack, but as I get older I never seem to turn off The Greatest Game Ever Played any time it is on television.

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Course on your bucket list? Royal Country Down in Ireland.

Favorite golfer growing up? Favorite golfer now? Even though I grew up in Kansas City, which is the home of Tom Watson, I loved Jack Nicklaus. Tom was my second favorite but Jack was the man for me. Today, I don’t have a favorite, but I do enjoy watching Rory McIIroy because of how he strikes the ball. ARNOLD PALMER

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CAROL FERGUSON | ELEMENT 79 Step into her Cherry Creek North boutique and immediately you’ll be captivated by Carol Ferguson’s electric charm and artistic sense of style. The self-taught metalsmith and jewelry designer has been creating eclectic, contemporary lines for two decades and loves crafting her own collections almost as much as curating the coveted mix of designers she carries at Element 79 – her storefront on Third Avenue. Here, we step behind the jewelry bench with the crimson-haired style maven to get her take on gemstones, cocktails, chicken sandwiches and the peaks of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

What inspires you as a designer?

Tell us a bit about your background in jewelry… I have been a metalsmith for about 19 years. I am mostly self taught having taken a number of workshops over the years given by master jewelers and goldsmiths and then honing those skills with hands-on experimentation. That’s what is fun about jewelry making. There are so many different techniques and, each time you add another skill, you open up new possibilities in your work. Before opening my contemporary jewelry boutique Element 79 (formerly Signet Jewelry), I did quite a lot of custom work in addition to creating and wholesaling cohesive jewelry lines.

Why did you start Signet and what made you open a location in Cherry Creek? I opened Signet when I saw that Cherry Creek was missing the type of well curated, contemporary designer jewelry store that most cities have. Boutiques like Twist in Portland or Love Adorned in New York and San Francisco or Broken English. Cherry Creek has plenty of high end traditional jewelry stores. The store I envisioned chooses smaller, hands-on contemporary designers who will work closely with us and our clients to create custom works or repurpose pieces. I wanted to create an environment that was comfortable and inviting for customers to explore and learn about the ancient and beautiful art of jewelry making. We’re a place where they could choose a piece to mark an important life event that was truly worthy of being a talisman for those special memories.

So many things, but mostly the material. I love the way precious metals are so malleable. You can make limitless forms with gold and silver. My favorite part is the final polish. Pieces go from an industrial looking form to a fluid, living, glowing object.

Items you are coveting for spring? Colored gemstone jewelry! Stacks of it in various hues but especially done with baguettes!

When you’re in Cherry Creek, what’s your favorite restaurant to grab dinner? My guilty pleasure is to go to Grind Kitchen + Watering Hole and order the fried chicken sandwich done Nashville style. It is amazing! You will have dreams about it.

What about a cocktail? Where and what’s your order? I am so boring – it’s always a Grey Hound… vodka and fresh grapefruit juice. Hillstone does a nice one.

Most beautiful place you’ve visited in Colorado? In the world? In Colorado I love the mountains in the summer. In the world it would be ChamonixMont-Blanc France. We skied off piste and passed beautiful blue glaciers!

How would you describe your personal style? Simple and elegant. I love lush fabrics and clean lines that provide a fabulous backdrop for jewelry! This has definitely changed over time - now that I am older I really admire timeless classics.

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My dream vacation is… I have always wanted to visit Greece. Santorini in particular. Not to ride a poor little donkey of course! The hillside villas and the water are so beautiful!

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ALEX SEIDEL & FRUITION “I THREW A GOOD PARTY BACK IN COLLEGE BECAUSE I ENJOYED SEEING PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT HOSPITALITY AND TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE.” Just outside of Cherry Creek at 6th Avenue and N. Marion Street, the party is still going on at Alex Seidel’s signature restaurant, Fruition. For 13 years, the nationally renowned James Beard award-winning chef has been plating critically acclaimed dishes for neighborhood locals and discerning out-of-town diners alike with one simple concept in mind – comfort. “I wanted there to be approachable food at Fruition,” he begins. “There needed to be a reminder of what people knew and understood, so we opened with Chicken Noodle Soup and Pasta Carbonara. We focused on where the chicken came from and the technique put into the soup that made it the best possible. The pasta was home-made, technically driven but comforting in the same way.” Seidel wanted to open Fruition by paying respect to the ingredients and where they came from, however, when the Wisconsin native settled into Denver by way of California, there were some missing elements that needed tending to. “When I lived in California, I went to a farmers’ market almost every night of the week, and when I moved to Colorado it was tough to have that connection.” So, he created ways to bring in fresh ingredients, pushed his purveyors and then established the ultimate source in Larkspur Fruition Farms Creamery. It was Alex’s wife, Melissa, who came up with the name “Fruition.” Seidel explains, “The name comes from all the hard work that was being sunk into a small, little, tiny place where it didn’t matter

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On Chef Lavelle’s watch, three dishes that have been on the Fruition menu since day one require his special attention. The aforementioned Carbonara includes pork belly, a six-minute egg, cavatelli and cacio pecora (cheese from Fruition Farms). The second stalwart is the Oysters Rockefeller which are potatowrapped with bacon, spinach, parmesan and leek. Finally, the Lemon Meringue Pie boasting a graham cracker crust and blueberry is everyone’s favorite dessert. While these items are the founding fathers on the menu, the masterpieces at your culinary disposal are endless and it’s just one facet of what continues to put a smile on Seidel’s face. “I wouldn’t be here at 9 am on a Friday morning after being in business since 2007 if it wasn’t a special place to continue to come to.” And, with that, the man who knows how to throw a party reviews the upcoming night’s list of guests. Another full house. M

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Someone asked me to blend a whole raw egg into their frozen daiquiri.

Talk about the art that goes into a beautiful and delicious cocktail. I think it starts with seasonal and local ingredients and then it’s all about balance. For spring, I like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries coupled with herbs like basil.

Where do you get your inspiration? I get my inspiration through collaboration and seeing what other bartenders are coming up with.

How is the bar at Narrative different and special from the rest? I like the way that our team expertly balances a high-paced, high-energy vibe with these incredible hand-crafted, seasonal cocktails along with a wine list that is aimed at pleasing all palates.

What are some spring seasonal cocktails that you recommend?

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My go-to’s for spring are a Negroni (gin, Campari, sweet vermouth – all equal parts – with an orange twist served on a big rock (ice), and a Mint Julip (bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint).

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The hotel bar scene was some kind of electric – a celebratory soundtrack of intermittent laughter, martini shakers, smooth jazz, a muted NBA game on tv and candid conversation. The Jacquard Hotel emits an aura of respite and relaxation, not only to its out-of-town guests, but to its neighborhood patrons as well. Behind the bar at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Narrative, an indispensable orchestrator to the allure of any visit is Andrew Stevens. We sat down with the barkeep to talk all things cocktails at this happening watering hole in the heart of Cherry Creek. For the locals of Cherry Creek, what intel can you share about the best way to enjoy their neighborhood bar? As a hotel bar, it’s pretty unpredictable as to how busy we’re going to be and when. I would suggest that locals come visit us Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and sit in front of the wells in the middle of either side of the bar. You’ll see most of the action and most of the cocktails going out from there.

Is there one drink in particular that you love to make? It may sound weird to some, but I like to make whiskey sours. Even though they might be time consuming, I really enjoy a good egg white cocktail (choice of whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and an egg white). I think a whiskey sour looks so beautiful with froth, served in a coupe or a martini glass.

Is there a cocktail with an interesting background or story to it that you like? The Corpse Reviver #2 is a classic. It’s a gin cocktail with Lillet, Cointraeu, lemon juice and an Absinthe rinse with a lot of different flavors competing for your attention. It’s very strong, and very potent flavor-wise while being recognized as an incredible hangover cure.

What’s the most interesting or funny comment that you’ve overheard from guests at the bar? I’m not sure that it’s appropriate to repeat, but let’s just say that people talk about very private things at bars.

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The automotive industry is a lot like the movie industry - why risk investing in a brand new product when you can revive a storied marque? First, Toyota revived the FJ and Supra. Then Chevrolet recreated the Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger and Charger have both been runaway successes since their return. So, why wouldn’t the folks at the blue oval, who reignited the passion of the Ford GT, take a shot with another classic – the Ford Bronco? In 2020, the Ford Bronco returns to the U.S. where it was a mainstay of the SUV market. From its classic 70’s box-on-frame design to its rugged stance, it comes back on a Ranger platform where auto aficionados have seen limitless, speculative renderings across the internet for years. Ford knows they must pay off the public’s desire with an off-road capable SUV. From the short overhangs and overall design in the camouflaged prototypes, they may just appease those desires. From what’s been rumored, the all-new Bronco will get a version of Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four found in its Ranger brother. The Ranger’s powertrain employs a 10-speed automatic, which puts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. I would venture to assume the base Bronco will match that output. But, as the future of industry looks to alternativefuel powertrains, Ford will most likely look to put an all-electric version into the Bronco lineup in quick fashion. And if sales hit the mark early, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ford’s performance team pursues a Raptor-like variant for the hardcore off-roader.

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WHO: Lamborghini WHAT: Huracán EVO Spyder WHEN: 2020 HOW: Starting at $287,400

The Italians never disappoint when it comes to design and horsepower in a supercar. Lamborghini keeps the theme going no matter the product. Their vehicles are rare, high priced and usually manifest themselves into multiple variants. This time the entry level bull, the Huracán, receives the full treatment from Sant’Agata with all-wheel drive and the roof missing. This is the Huracán EVO Spyder. As long as Lamborghini finds unique model variations, the market will gladly oblige to consume them. This EVO Spyder falls right into the wheelhouse of any driver who wants power, performance and wind blown hair. If you want to impress the Jones, this might do it with a 5.2-liter V10, naturally aspirated engine. The rearmounted engine puts out 630 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque found in the Huracán Performante. Lamborghini even put rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring to assist in making the most of the power and handling. Supercar expert Peter Vinnicombe has explained, “Exotics should be about theater. They should be unreasonable, brash and emotional. With the Huracán Evo Spyder, Lamborghini delivers on this in spades.”

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WHO: Aston Martin WHAT: DBX WHEN: 2020 HOW: Starting at $200,000

The last decade has seen almost every European luxury brand develop a formula - create a (relatively) massproduced SUV to generate sales and increase R&D for their more extreme offerings. Once Porsche’s Cayenne cracked the equation without watering down the performance brand’s stalwart reputation, the flood gates opened. Leave it to Aston Martin to join the, “Them Too?” crowd as they bring an SUV to help exceed their roughly 4,000 units per year. Aston Martin will be revealing their SUV, the new DBX, this fall with their standard engine partner, MercedesBenz. This time they selected the Mercedes-AMGsourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, and an even larger power plant will be available with Aston Martin’s own 5.2-liter V12 which will be equipped with a pair of turbos. The images across the internet are distinctly Aston Martin in fascia and design language, allowing it to easily fill a spot in their product offering. This all-new SUV is being built at Aston Martin Lagonda’s St. Athan facility. The folks at Aston Martin have called it, “a state-of-the-art luxury manufacturing plant that will ultimately become the ‘Home of Electrification’ when the marque’s fully-EV models enter production.” Connecting the dots, an all-EV DBX cannot be far from appearing in the lineup.

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WHO: Ferrari WHAT: F8 Tributo WHEN: 2020 HOW: Starting at $276,550

The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the Cavallino’s replacement for the aging 488 GTB. This mid-rear-engine sports car has unique characteristics and is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history, the F40. Created using Ferrari’s next-generation design language, you notice the massive opening in the front hood referred to as a “S-duct,” which moves the air from the front splitter and provides additional downforce on the front of the car. It even pays homage to the F40 with the louvers built into the rear window allowing hot air to be pulled away from the engine bay. As with most Ferrari launches, the interest is high and the excitement for the next V8 is at fever pitch. The F8 Tributo’s largest departure from the 488 GTB comes in the form of its interior. The Tributo’s interior is a complete redesign from the 488, with a new driver-focused dashboard. Lest Ferrari forget about the passenger, an all-new 7.0-inch touchscreen faces the passenger. As expected, the true beauty of a Ferrari is the stallion under the hood. The F8’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 is found in the outgoing 488. Yet, this version will produce 710 horsepower topping out at 211 mph; the same as the limitedly produced 488 Pista. Ferrari says the V8 will generate 0-60 times under 3.0 seconds and an eye popping 0-124mph in 7.8 seconds.

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In a market rich with realtors, Ann Kerr stands out from the pack. And while her sales record speaks for itself, (Ann is recognized as one of Denver’s top producers and has been named to the Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate) she’s anything but a salesperson, believing instead in the power of relationships. “I’m not very good at ‘selling’ per se – my view on brokerage is that my role is to help my client make the best buying or selling decision relying on my expertise, which may or may not result in a sale in the short term,” the long time Cherry Hills Village resident reveals. “I’m in it for the long haul and as a friend and neighbor to many of my clients, I value these personal relationships.” Indeed, her more than twenty-year tenure in the industry reflects the type of staying power that can only be achieved through honesty, integrity and unrelenting authenticity.

What’s more, when you hire Ann, you get Ann. “I answer phone calls and emails directly. It’s extremely important to me that I take responsibility for knowing every detail of every transaction,” she attests. A notion that may seem simple, but in a thriving market such as Denver’s, one that is far too often not the case. “There are so many ‘experts’ in the media providing misleading information which cannot be universally applied across the board to every home sale,” she explains. “A broker who has experience in your area and has been selling real estate through many market cycles can give the best advice on selling your home to the right buyer for the right price.” It’s this type of honesty and expertise that has made Ann not only a real estate leader, but a community leader as well. In fact, she has served on countless boards and committees including the Cherry Hills Village Planning and Zoning Commission, The John Lynch Foundation, University of Oklahoma Alumni Association, Swim Across America, the Cherry Hills Village Elementary School Accountability Committee, PIVOT, the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation, US Lacrosse and the University of Denver Lacrosse, and the Denver Ballet Guild.

I’m in it for the long haul and as a friend and neighbor to many of my clients, I value these personal relationships. Ann most definitely walks the walk, enlisting a wide variety of tools and programs for both buyers and sellers. “No two clients and no two homes are alike. I like to approach each listing from a fresh perspective, engaging my wide network of contacts and a wide variety of strategies – whether it’s a wine tasting event at a new listing or an article in a local publication – to sell a home.” This creativity, coupled with tried-and-true knowledge and a stellar reputation, serves her clients extremely well. “To be successful in any kind of real estate market, you must start with the needs of your clients, always be committed to those needs and utilize your experience to the maximum,” she finishes.

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A Columbine Valley Gem 31 Brookhaven Lane, Littleton, CO 80123 4 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 7,552 Square Feet | Half-Acre Lot Offered at $1,937,500 Originally the custom home of the builder of Brookhaven, this meticulously updated and maintained estate home is sure to impress with top of the line craftsmanship and custom finishes throughout. Enter through double doors to an open living and dining area with 14 foot ceilings and views of the gorgeous backyard. This home is main floor living at its finest with a main floor master with sitting room, fireplace and huge walk-in closet. With high ceilings, the partially unfinished basement is a rare opportunity to design the media area and mother-in-law suite of your dreams. The basement is already plumbed for an additional bathroom and kitchen. Stunning outdoor entertaining area adjacent to a greenbelt has a covered patio with optional sun shade, peaceful water feature, multiple dining and seating areas and a gorgeously landscaped half acre. Brookhaven is a pristine and tranquil boutique walking and golf cart community mere minutes from Columbine Country Club and Downtown Littleton.

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Traditional Charm at its Best

4205 South Bellaire Circle 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 4,258 Square Feet SOLD for $1.7 million!

4081 South Dahlia Street 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,443 Square Feet SOLD for $1.25 million!


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At Left: An open concept with plenty of light showcases stunning custom millwork, beams and floors all modeled after a northern European aesthetic. At Right: The traditional brick home is wider than most of its townhouse contemporaries, making it grander in stature and more practical for everyday living. Below: The master bedroom features a stunning fireplace, while whimsical fabrics are mixed with traditional décor and rugs. Bottom: The homeowners were inspired by the art galleries of Santa Fe as well as a penchant for classic blue and white china.

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Inside, the home is replete with custom-curated designer finishes, making it stand out from the pack. While indeed traditional, the space is decidedly au currant with a graceful, open floor plan and bright, airy appointments that range from light oak floors to contemporary millwork, wrought iron window casings and satin brass light fixtures. “The clean design is bright and timeless, with a modern, open concept perfect for large crowds or for a quiet evening with family,” the homeowner attests. Perhaps the star of the home’s design plan is the dramatic two-story living room and its floor to ceiling windows. The gallery-like space allows for plenty of natural light and is complemented by blue and white Chinoiserie fabrics and pottery – a pattern and palette that have been the designer’s favorite since childhood. Throughout the home, colorful contemporary art fills the walls in perfect fashion – each piece bringing its respective room to life. It’s a collection that is remarkably curated and one that the homeowners have built throughout a lifetime of travels. “From the finishes, to the furnishings, to the art, we worked to achieve a minimalist style combined with traditional designs that bring both warmth and edginess to the home.”

538 Saint Paul Street is listed on the market for $2,655,000 by broker Dawn Raymond.

At Top: A spacious chef’s kitchen is traditional with a twist – tumbled white subway tiles are installed in a herringbone pattern over the range, while clean white quartz countertops are the perfect complement to the contemporary brass light fixtures. At Left: The homeowner, who is also a designer, believes that every powder room should have a bold “wow factor.” Here, floor to ceiling tiles in a black geometric pattern are playful and on point. Bottom Left: The well-appointed master bathroom is clean, light and bright making it the perfect place to begin each day. Above: A spacious rooftop patio offers both privacy and unparalleled views.

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Stunning Mediterranean-Revival in the Heart of Cherry Creek North

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I pride myself on being sophisticated in market knowledge, aggressive in my efforts and proven over time. My goal with each listing is to have the shortest time on market at the absolute highest and best sales price available. A quicker sale means you have access to your equity for reinvestment sooner, ensuring a smoother transaction. My listings sell because they are priced right f rom the start and are given maximum attention and superior marketing exposure. EXPERIENCE IS KEY. I’ve been in the real estate business for more than 20 years, selling luxury homes in all communities f rom Cherry Creek to North Denver to Castle Rock, while living in and specializing in the Cherry Hills and Greenwood Village enclaves. I view my profession as a career, not a part-time activity. When you contact me about selling your home, or searching for your perfect new home, you can be conf ident that you will be partnering with a seasoned real estate pro. MARKETING THAT SELLS. I offer maximum exposure for both sellers and buyers. Few other brokerages can give your home the visibility to the market that Sotheby’s will offer. Through online dominance, technology superiority and industry connections, I ensure that your home is seen by the entire brokerage community and beyond. The same goes for my service with buyers. I search the entire market using all avenues and connections to f ind the perfect home. In fact, I have found many of my buyers homes before they have even hit the MLS.

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FOR THE SALE Today’s buyers are discerning and designdriven, making it more important than ever for a home to be not only inviting and attractive, but also up-to-date before it hits the market. With simple changes and the right design choices, your home can sell for maximum prof it.

Petrified Wood Countertops I am loving nature-inspired petrified wood countertops. They’re incredibly unique and ideal for Colorado homes. The perfect wood addition to an all white kitchen, these countertops blend well with transitional furnishings and finishes. Pictured Here: Petrified Wood Slabs via thestonecollection.com

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Wallpaper is such a great way to transform a room - whether it is an accent wall or the entire space. In particular, I am seeing buyers gravitate to patterns and textures that have a modern art feel.

Wall tiles add personality and punch to any room! From a kitchen backsplash to a shower wall or even a living room accent, tile with texture and dimension adds an incredibly artistic vibe that feels special and truly custom.

Custom light fixtures can add impact and personality to a home without affecting resale – they’re easily switched out if needed. I love lighting that has just a bit of quirk and whimsy like these palm chandeliers by Paul Ferrante.

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a simple gold bangle – the first piece of jewelry given to Erica’s mother from her father some 40 years earlier, which served as the bride’s “something borrowed.” Also with Erica for her walk down the aisle was an incredibly sentimental “something old.” “My great-grandmother wrote a letter on my first birthday in 1985 for me to read on my wedding day,” she explains. “She enclosed the letter in a box with a handkerchief that she wanted me to carry as well as a Catholic Patron Saint medal to provide protection. I was so excited to finally get to read the letter and open this mysterious box from my late great-grandmother.” Afterwards, Erica, Steve and their 155 guests took to The Halcyon in Cherry Creek North where they celebrated in the grandest of fashions. The perfect balance of comfort and modernity, Erica and Steve knew the contemporary hotel was the ideal locale for their reception the moment they entered. From their first look on the art-laden rooftop to their first dance in the sleek ballroom, The Halcyon offered the pair a colorful setting to host their big day. After dining on delectable fare and dancing the night away, Erica and Steve escaped to Palm Springs for a “mini moon” before returning to Denver to spend their first holiday season as man and wife.


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Rabbit book – an activity that served as an ice breaker as guests mingled. “Looking back through these handwritten cards was so sentimental for me; I’ve saved them and will make a little scrapbook out of them for the baby,” Brittany says. The book, in particular, would find its perfect place in Georgina’s – affectionately nicknamed “Bunny” – nursery. Nods to Beatrix Potter were seen throughout the shower, including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck centerpiece adornments. In lieu of traditional baby shower games, guests partook in a flower arranging class hosted by longtime Denver staple, Newberry Brothers. After creating their masterpieces, each guest was able to take her bouquet home as a party favor. All the while, the tiniest partygoers engaged in an activity all their own – beaded necklace and bracelet making. What’s more, each guest left with pearl mommy-and-me bracelets handmade by Brittany’s own mother. “It really was a celebration of women and it felt so special to have that energy around me that day.”


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heels up at DIA unleashed a breathtaking Colorado canvas enveloped in snow white on this early morning in March. This unfiltered masterpiece masked a frigid air that was consuming Denver at a clip of 19 degrees, not to mention the unwanted rudeness of an accompanying wind that chilled matters even further. Color everyone giddy onboard this flight, and not the least bit guilt-ridden for escaping this Rocky Mountain freeze. In a few hours, a new kingdom will play host to all that ails. A direct hop from Denver full of sun, sand, sea sparkle and serenity.

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Two beautiful words that will reside with you forever: Grand Cayman. Any time you wake up to Seven Mile Beach, you should count your blessings. Grand Cayman’s world renowned stretch of sand and mesmerizing blue waters are a constant occupant on acclaimed travel lists as one of the top beaches on the planet. In this case, beauty isn’t just skin deep because underneath lies a magical world that had me absolutely speechless, while stamping me with an indelible grin from ear-to-ear. Snorkeling that morning was life changing. The mode of transportation was equally invigorating – gliding across the Caribbean Sea on a wave runner, full throttle, going 50 miles per hour. One

reason for the speed was to keep up with my guide, Melvin, a Nicaraguan gent with a penchant for circus tricks on his water sled that made me wonder if his calling wasn’t with the X Games. I myself was trying to stay close while, more importantly, looking to avoid an L3/L4 spinal issue off the coast of this island Shangri-La. Upon arrival to our intended spot, Melvin was off the wave runner and, following a quick splash, had transformed into a mermaid. To watch him dance with the fish was something out of a Disney movie. The morning light illuminated the shallow sea floor to such a mythical degree, that it felt like an out-of-body animated encounter. Colors popped from glowing coral and schools of fish, from blue and orange to


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We dove into the spring rolls with goat cheese, corn, mushroom, baby spinach and plum sauce. A thorough investigation was done of Pork Two Ways – pulled baby back ribs and braised pork belly – which were guava marinated with ginger apple chutney, crackling and Vindaloo sauce. The dish was nothing short of amazing. Lobster ravioli with boursin cheese, truffle oil and pumpkin chorizo sauce seduced us into a third Cayman Lemonade – Ketel One, light rum, peach tree, fresh lime juice and cranberry juice. All the while, nan flatbread stuffed with black forest ham or roasted garlic or pepper jack cheese with dipping options like mango chutney, jalapeno or plum sauce had us ordering seconds and thirds. There is zero possibility of us having a better meal than what went down at Blue Cilantro. And the wine list was an all-star. Sleep was a lay-up that evening.

yellow and purple. A nurse shark kept close to the floor while a 20-pound barracuda, thankfully minding its own business, passed through on its way to another party. Yellow tail and blue runner made casual appearances as well. Had the trip ended there, I would have considered the experience a privilege. However, brunch at Luca was calling.

So many scrumptious flavors and pairings that leave you wanting another seating as soon as humanly possible.

Located at the posh Caribbean Club on Seven Mile Beach, this Cayman dream just kept getting better. Luca is one of those restaurants that, for brunch, if they’re not featuring it then the food item simply doesn’t exist. So many options, so little time. Regardless, my eggs benedict, fresh fruit, scalloped potatoes, bacon, side salad and mini croissants all paired famously with a few glasses of Prosecco. After a mid-day feast like that, a strategically planned 80-minute massage back at Westin Grand Cayman’s Hibiscus Spa seemed apropos. The treatment was unforgettable as well as timely, having acquired a bit of soreness from screaming across the water at what seemed like Mach 10 speeds earlier that morning. With time to kill before dinner, a self-guided tour of the Westin property was in order. A sparkling pool with a swim-up bar served as the obvious centerpiece, flanked by hot tubs, dining and relaxation areas before touching the sand with cabanas and lounges that flirt with the Caribbean Sea. You also have the heartbeat for all water activities with Red Sail Sports, whose organized and engaging staff set up everything from wave runners, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling to scuba diving, boat tours and fishing. Dinner at Blue Cilantro ended up being a meal that still ranks as one of the stellar eating experiences that we’ve had anywhere, and a return to Grand Cayman would warrant a return to the restaurant “where East and West unite in taste.” That’s because Chef Vidyadhara Shetty, originally from Mumbai, India, has created so many scrumptious flavors and pairings that leave you wanting another seating as soon as humanly possible. Imagine every possible fish, fresh from that day, accompanied by the most incredible sauces you may or may not have ever conceived possible.

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time and we ended up closing the place. That’s probably the best compliment that you could give a restaurant. It felt like home, but with much better food. I’m the guy who gets a grilled cheese for an appetizer with soft brie, white truffle and local guava jam before my New York Strip comes in with guns blazing and a remarkable poached egg and carrot top salsa verde on top. It was another unbelievable meal from the award-winning Chef Dean Max, who’s also an author and Food Network veteran. With links to the finest local growers, their own kitchen garden, and their very own deep sea fishing boat that keeps things fresh every day, it’s a must-visit in George Town.

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Time for some shopping? You bet. And Camana Bay is your destination. High end retailers, bars and restaurants comprise this gorgeous waterfront entertainment district. The neighborhood also features townhomes, condos and duplexes for when you fall in love with the island and might want a place of your own. Camana Bay also puts you in touch with Agua, a fantastic seafood restaurant rooted in Italian tradition and inspired by Peruvian cuisine, showcasing the kind of menu that requires multiple visits to try everything that caught my eye. We feasted on Thai ceviche with the fresh catch of the day, chili, coconut lemon grass, cilantro crispy calamari and plantains as well as the burrata with soft cow’s milk cheese, marinated tomato, balsamic, basil and grilled bread. Then it was time for pappardelle, made in-house, with lamb Bolognese and ricotta salata. A fusilli and cheese gratin with herbed bread crumbs was their incredible version of a mac and cheese that went superbly with our pinot noir.

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Sightseeing is highly encouraged on an island that is just 76 square miles - 22 miles long and an average of four miles wide. Whether it’s an exhibition to the region’s famous Crystal Caves, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park or adjacent Blue Iguana Habitat, there’s no shortage of local cultural attractions.

I sure didn’t leave Grand Cayman hungry. And I returned to Denver with a tan that was the envy of my friends in the Colorado winter.

Denver flies directly into Grand Cayman several times weekly via Cayman Airways. Total in flight time is 4 hours, 30 minutes.

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Another must-do excursion is a catamaran ride with Red Sail Sports to Rum Point Beach. Tanning, lounging, lunch, snorkeling and unmatched beauty await at this quintessential paradise haven, surrounded by million-dollar beach front homes, sailboats, yachts and the cool ocean breeze as a steady and welcomed companion. A lunch spot that is definitely worth the drive is Over the Edge Restaurant in the Old Man Bay section of Grand Cayman. Think sleepy waterfront roadhouse with an outside deck that inhales the stunning ocean views while joined by a gift of garlic shrimp, Cajun chicken, black beans, rice, plantains and two big ice cold glasses of Caybrew. For dinner, our time at The Brasserie was so intoxicating, both literally and figuratively, that our group managed to lose track of T H E B R AS S E R I E

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Curbside pick up, to-go, delivery, delivery apps, shipping, video chats, tele-consults. It’s a whole new landscape - one that none of us knows quite how to navigate. From the who to the how, we’re guiding you through the nuts and bolts of supporting Cherry Creek’s small businesses in the face of COVID-19.


REVAMP YOUR WARDROBE You’ve been intending to clean out your closet for ages but typically, life moves far too fast. There’s no better time to ditch the duds you rarely wear and revamp your wardrobe with classic, quality pieces. After all, who doesn’t get a spring in their step from a new, perfect-fitting ensemble? While at present you cannot visit these shops in person, they’d be glad to set up a video conference or phone call to assess your style and needs. From there, the options are plentiful. These locally owned, well-curated boutiques will hand select options for you and ship or deliver goods directly to your home. Something doesn’t fit? Prefer another color? Most retailers are loosening their return and exchange policies to better accommodate virtual shopping (although we strongly suggest you check with each retailer individually). Plus, many of Cherry Creek’s small businesses have online storefronts or shoppable social media accounts that allow you to indulge in retail therapy from the comforts of home.

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Teri Garbarini and her crew have been helming Cherry Creek’s women’s fashion scene for 30+ years. Situated in an expansive space on Detroit Street, Garbarini is a place where women can find wearable looks reflective of the lives they live. Considered Cherry Creek North’s retail pioneers, Teri and her Garbarini stylists have been customizing one-on-one shopping experiences and virtual try-on sessions long before it became a necessity. These days, they’re armed and ready to keep clients looking and feeling great. Get all of the DVF (cute top for your Zoom calls?), Camilla (Caftan challenge, anyone?), AG Jeans, Velvet and Splendid (all perfect for lounging while also feeling put together) you need via FaceTime or by DM through Garbarini’s upto-date Instagram page. Free home delivery is available on purchases of $250 or more.

Laurie O’Connell’s Perch is one of Cherry Creek’s most touted women’s boutiques for a reason. With contemporary lines like Moussy, Vince and Veronica Beard hanging harmoniously alongside feminine faves Parker and Tanya Taylor, Perch has a little something for every gal. Stylists are experienced in dolling clients up virtually, and are on hand to do so via video chat or phone. Also try Perch’s Curate program – something the brand has been offering for years. You set the frequency and budget and Perch does the shopping for you, complete with a doorstep delivery and easy returns. You can also join the VIP program, whereby pre-purchasing a $2,000 store credit gets you 20% off everything for a full year, even after the credit has been spent. It’s an investment, but one you’ll thank yourself for later and one the small business will thank you for in spades now. Perch offers an online boutique via its website as well as a shoppable Instagram page for phone orders and quick-shipping.

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Karmen Berentsen’s A Line has grown from its original DTC locale to four Denver-area boutiques, including one in the heart of Cherry Creek North. The shop was known for its personal stylists and one-on-one appointments long before the COVID-19 outbreak and is perfectly poised to help clients browse via their website, FaceTime, Zoom or phone. Local deliveries and nationwide shipping are available, as is A Line’s Shop Box, an online profile Q+A that matches shoppers with a stylist, creates a custom box of looks and ships said box to your home. Try it on, keep what you love, send back what you don’t. Also shop designers like Alice + Olivia, Derek Lam and Chloe online. Ring 303.868.5522 Web aline-online.com Social @alineboutique

Bright Idea Have a wedding to attend in the fall? A holiday party in December? Call your favorite local boutique to purchase a gift card and save it for that special occasion later this year. The business will benefit from the much-needed cash flow now, and you’ll be one step ahead with your budgeting later.


Want to embark on a COVID closet clean-out but have no idea where to begin? Keri Blair of The Style Studio in Cherry Creek has 10 simple, surefire tips to guide you.

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Denver Darling When pals Molly Fortune and Abby Perlmutter Miller decided to expand Miller’s popular blog into a Cherry Creek boutique four years ago, they did so with a vision of offering shoppers a taste of the vibrant and accessible style for which Denver Darling had quickly become known. Today, the store plays host to plenty of darling brands – think Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James label, Love Token blazers and dresses from Lucy Paris. Denver Darling’s well-stocked online storefront will provide you with plenty of eye candy and we dare you not to “add to cart” on at least a handful of items. We nabbed a colorful spring scarf for $30, an adorable pair of white tassel earrings and a tie-dye dress ideal for going nowhere at all.

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Ask yourself, “Do I love it? Does it bring me joy?” Can’t remember? Try it on! And if the answer is no, toss it.

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How are my shoes? Which ones can be tossed and which can go to the cobbler?

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Do all of my items fit correctly? If not, can they be tailored?

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Make your frequently worn items easily accessible.

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Love your closet! We want you to feel great every time you walk into it.

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ADDING SOME ZEST TO YOUR ZOOM CALL It’s a whole new world out there and for professionals, that means a pause on in-person meetings and the emergence of the ever-popular Zoom call. These virtual meet ups with co-workers allow us to maintain workplace synergies despite being socially distant. Yet they’re both a blessing and a curse, stylistically speaking. The good news? Tailored slacks, form-fitting jeans and dressy skirts are not required. Throw on those quarantine cozy-leggings and call it a day – your colleagues will never know. Yet they will notice your top and accessories, so give those some thought. If it’s cool enough, a cashmere or knit turtleneck is perfect as it offers a solid, seamless look that hides flaws and is not distracting. For the ladies, add in a great pair of statement earrings or even simple studs to appear a bit more polished. If it’s warm out, opt for a simple pullover top – a dressed up t-shirt in a solid color with a bright scarf or wellmade cardigan is ideal. Button downs can drape sloppily and bold prints are a lot for a video screen to handle. Avoid them if you can.

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From thank-yous to pick-me-ups, there’s never been a moment like now to send a loved one a thoughtful gift. What’s more, many of us have extra time on our hands, meaning that a head start on the shopping we had already planned (think Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) is most certainly in the cards. Your neighborhood businesses need your patronage now more than ever, and imagine how great it will feel to have everything ready and wrapped by June. You’ll avoid the crowds come December and will have time to actually enjoy your friends and family throughout the holiday season – something that will be more meaningful this year than ever before.

Bloom by Anuschka Former fashion model-turned-florist Anuschka Pashel’s Cherry Creek North boutique is a favorite amongst Denver’s tastemakers. From perfectly arranged, upscale florals to a well curated collection of jewelry and unique home accessories, Pashel’s keen eye for style is evident at every turn. Order online or via phone for local delivery or shipping. Perfect for: Your impossibly chic sister-in-law, your super stylish nanny, yourself! Ring 720.941.2862 Web bloomdenver.com Social bloom_by_anuschka

Artisan Center Another Cherry Creek institution, Artisan Center has been part of the neighborhood’s unique fabric for almost 50 years. The whimsical gift shop is beloved for its mix of handmade items, many of which are from Colorado makers. It’s the ideal place to purchase a gift card for someone who could use a little cheering up, or opt for one of the curated gift boxes that the shop is posting to their Instagram page throughout the COVID-19 quarantine. Perfect for: Your best friend, your sister, the new mom in your life Ring 303.333.1203 Web artisancenterdenver.com Social @artisancenter

Show of Hands We love this female-owned, locally grown art and gift gallery for so many reasons. A neighborhood staple for over 38 years, Katie Friedland has curated a shop brimming with character. Every item is produced by small, artisanal companies and artists – from handmade soaps to quirky dishtowels, baby gifts and original prints ready for framing. Show of Hands offers online shopping via its website, and Friedland is frequently updating the store’s Instagram feed with items available for purchase. Perfect for: Teacher gifts, the tough to buy for mother in law, your artsy neighbor Ring 303.399.0211 Web showofhandsdenver.com Social @showofhandsdenver

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For the larger occasions where upping your gifting ante is required, there’s no better local business to turn to than Oster Jewelers. Husband-wife duo Jeremy and Melissa Oster are known for outfitting Denverites in baubles and bling with unmatched panache. With a mix of contemporary and fine jewelry and watches for both men and women, the Osters have a little something for everyone. Video chatting and tele consults are available, and shipping over $250 is complimentary. Perfect for: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Proposals, Push Presents Ring 303.572.1111 Web osterjewelers.com Social @osterjewelers

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Denver event designer Jaala Sheldon (of Jaala’s Party Pantry) has teamed up with local businesses to send thanks and show support for our community’s frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Through $25 (or more) donations, A Party For One Frontline Kits are delivered to Denver Metro area first responders, medical professionals and other crucial COVID-19 workers. The kits are stylishly filled with snacks, goodies, flowers and even cocktails. Nominate a worker through the website and donate via your smartphone. More at apartyforone.com / @partypantry

No Money, No Problem The economic impact of COVID-19 means that for some, spending money in the short term simply isn’t a reality. Yet there are still myriad ways to help Cherry Creek’s small businesses, sans cash.

01. Follow on Social Media Now is a perfect time to show small businesses some love on the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Following your favorite local business helps them expand their reach.

02. Leave a Review Online reviews are the backbone of a small business’ marketing program. Leave kind words on Google, Yelp, Facebook or Nextdoor.

03. Sign up for an Email List Leave your info so that you can be contacted with specials and news once their doors are back open.

04. Recommend to a Friend There’s no better marketing than word of mouth. If you love a local business’ goods and services, tell your friends!

05. Send a Note Kind words of thanks and encouragement go far. Shoot your favorite small business an email or handwritten note letting them know you’re thinking of them.

06. Make a Wish List or Registry Just because shopping isn’t in the cards right now doesn’t mean there are not birthdays and holidays to be had. Give your loved ones the gift of knowing what you really want by creating a personal registry. Getting married? Even more apropos! Some Cherry Creek businesses (like White Peacock) offer them directly, or try sites like myregistry.com, giftster. com or zola.com, all of whom allow you to add gifts from any store or site imaginable. Fill yours with local picks!


HW Home A Colorado company with a 30-year history, HW Home is known for its well-edited selection of furnishings, accessories and gifts that are as pretty as they are practical. With a style that’s not too modern and not too traditional, the store’s contemporary wares are perfectly livable. We also love their gift lines of soaps, lotions and potions for a little quarantine self-care (try local line Zents). The store’s physical space is temporarily closed, but the online shop is alive and well and designers are available via phone and email. Ring 303.394.9222 Web hwhome.com Social @hwhome

REFRESH YOUR HOME

Homebody Dory Pratt’s Homebody on Sixth Avenue is just the sort of space where one could lose themselves for hours, despite its petite footprint. The wayfaring design devotee has curated a boutique that brims with charm and is both worldly and welcoming. An ever-changing inventory boasts a thoughtful selection of pillows, throws, lighting, furniture, linens, pottery, glassware, candles, coffee table books and more. Bonus? Homebody is the exclusive Denver destination for Fermob, a line of old-school, colorful French outdoor furniture that will give your patio all the punch it needs this summer. Shop via phone or through Homebody’s Instagram page.

You’re spending more time at home than ever and, chances are, those little things that were always on the “future project” list are rearing their outdated heads. Give your space some love with a minimakeover. While we don’t recommend undergoing a heavy remodel at the moment, sprucing things up may be just what your soul needs. Change out your sofa pillows, order a new accent chair, give that room some color with a gorgeous rug or add some new art to your walls. These local Cherry Creek businesses are all offering video chats, virtual consultations and online shopping throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bright Idea CREATE A GALLERY WALL That blank wall is staring at you like a watchful eye these days. What better time to relive your most cherished memories or breathe in your favorite pieces of art than now? Create a gallery wall in your home that includes photos, prints, mixed media, originals or a combination thereof. Going through your photos and artwork will be a welcomed quarantine activity and your walls will thank you for years to come. Locally, Cherry Creek Custom Framing is offering virtual design sessions via Skype or FaceTime.

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Shaver-Ramsey A Cherry Creek favorite since Paul Ramsey first opened its doors in 1976, ShaverRamsey is the Colorado institution for fine and custom rugs. Contemporary, traditional, antique – no matter your style, ShaverRamsey has the perfect pick. Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the Sixth Avenue location is closed but the store and its incredibly knowledgeable designers are available to help via email and are offering free door-to-door delivery. Message them with your inspiration, fabrics, color schemes, furniture, or room dimensions, and they’ll respond with options tailored to your request. If you have a certain size in mind, they’ll even send you a link to a Google Drive with all of the in-stock rugs in that particular size. Plus, they’ll gladly service any and all custom rug needs through digital renderings.

With much of the world temporarily shifting to a workfrom-home structure, having a dedicated, functional office space is mission-critical. In fact, studies have proven time and again that our surroundings greatly impact both creativity and productivity. We sat down with the gals from Carla’s, A Classic Design, to get their tips for cultivating the perfect #wfh zone. Here’s what the designers – known for their colorful residential projects throughout Cherry Creek – had to say…

01. Create Boundaries First things first. Your office space needs to be a dedicated space in your home. No working from the sofa or bed! If you do not have a specific room you can use, find an under-utilized corner or section and “zone it off” using strategic furniture placement.

02. Comfort is Key Simply put, if you’re not comfortable, you’re not functional. Having a proper desk at the right height and a comfortable chair are the first steps in creating a home office. Yet you don’t need to sacrifice functionality for beauty – your office furniture can and should serve both purposes. Think outside the box and look at chairs that could double as an accent or even dining chair later on. We love upholstered options!

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03. Lighting is Crucial Having proper lighting in your office is extremely important. We prefer to forgo overhead lighting that cannot be controlled – it is almost always too bright or too dim – and instead opt for several lamps allowing us to create the perfect combination. Try a desk lamp mixed with floor or accent lamps elsewhere in your space. And wherever possible, incorporate natural light!

04. Use the 60-30-10 Rule If you take a look at rooms in magazines or in a designer’s portfolio, you’ll notice that the rooms you like the most are almost divided into these percentages of 60-30-10 – meaning 60 percent of a dominant color, 30 percent of a secondary color and 10 percent of an accent color. Why this works is anybody’s guess. Perhaps it is the human tendency to see an overall theme in the 60 percent hue, unifying the coloration. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent, not unlike jewelry, provides that little spark of sparkle.

Reclaimed. Repurposed. Recycled. That’s the mantra at Revampt, the modern design and décor store locally owned by Daniel Louis. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Cherry Creek shopkeeping is in his blood – his father Clif helms The Vineyard and his mom, Rosella, was the proprietress of The Brass Bed for many years before passing the torch to his sister Molly and wife, Olivia. Step inside Revampt (virtually, of course) and the attention to detail and eclectic mix is ever-apparent. From colorful glasses crafted from recycled Absolut bottles, to live edge walnut dining tables and lamps fashioned from vintage toy airplanes, the wares all ooze personality and purpose. Head online and pick up one of Louis’ “Quarantine Kits” – inside you’ll find goodies like whipped Colorado honey and locally-poured soy wax candles. Ring 303.394.9222 Web hwhome.com Social @hwhome

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The designers of Carla’s, A Classic Design are available for video chat and teleconsults and both shipping and local delivery are available. Reach them via carlasaclassicdesign.com or 303.683.0372.


DINE OUT...IN The restaurant industry is amongst the hardest hit, economically speaking, by COVID-19 closures. Show them your support by ordering take out, delivery or curbside pickup from your favorite locally-owned eateries.

The Corner Beet Cherry Creek It’s Cherry Creek’s only all-in-one superfood café featuring the likes of smoothies, salads, acai bowls, toasts, organic juice, coffee and tea. The brainchild of Avrum Elmakis (owner of Rise Nation Cherry Creek next door) is at your service in providing you with your daily dose of fresh, healthy and tasty body fuel. Online orders, delivery and curbside pickup are all available. WHAT WE LOVE: Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie: The perfect quarantine pick-me-up Avocado Toast, which we consider Cherry Creek’s best version The Breakfast Burrito – perfect any time of day Ring 720.603.4992 Web thecornerbeetcc.com Social @thecornerbeetcc

Cucina Colore A culinary staple of Cherry Creek North since 1994, Venanzio Momo’s Italian creation was inspired by his Italian mother, Chilean father, and their shared passion for food. Their modern take on traditional Italian cuisine showcases quality in everything we’ve ever ordered, whether it’s pizza, pasta, salad or sandwiches. Order for curbside pickup or free local delivery. WHAT WE LOVE: The Orzo and Gamberi salads are two of our constant go-to’s The Rigatoni with braised beef meatballs meets our need for meats, spice and sauce If you’re a truffle person, the Tartufo Wood Fired pizza is heavenly. If you’re not, try the Siciliana.

Blue Island Oyster Bar New England native and Cape Cod aficionado Sean Huggard knows a thing or two about fresh fish. The Culinary Institute of America alum and owner of Blue Island Oyster Bar has delivered a treasure trove of utterly delicious creations from under the sea to Cherry Creek North. Until they’re able to open up their dining room doors again, you can patronize Blue Island through $100 “Support Blue” gift cards. With this purchase, you’ll be credited an additional $50 for every $100 spent. It will be valid through the remainder of the year and will be mailed out to you with free standard shipping. WHAT WE LOVE: The fish tacos with home-made slaw and Louie sauce are incredible The clam chowder is the best we’ve had anywhere, and the apple-smoked bacon in it sure doesn’t hurt The lobster roll is out-of-this world Ring 303.333.2462 Web blueislandoysterbar.com Social @blueislandoysterbar

The Cherry Cricket With award-winning burgers and one of the original Cherry Creek businesses dating back over 70 years to 1945, The Cricket has no plans of slowing down. During these tough social distancing times, give them a call or order online and return to a place of temporary normalcy with their ultimate comfort food masterpieces. WHAT WE LOVE: Build Your Own Burger. We’re partial to bacon, avocado and cream cheese. The batter on those fries is amazing

Do yourself a favor – order the legendary Peach Bread Pudding for dessert

Cherry Creek resident and sports agent Peter Schaffer (read about him on page 66) swears by the onion rings

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Eat Local Now more than ever, Cherry Creek North’s restaurants need your support and, in return, they’ll give you the best meal of your life. Here’s a list of locally owned Cherry Creek businesses offering delivery, to-go and curbside options. Remember, always pre-order online or by phone to minimize in-person contact.

AVIANO COFFEE 215 Saint Paul Street 720.389.9948 / avianocoffee.com

GRIND KITCHEN + WATERING HOLE 300 Fillmore Street 720.749.4158 / grinddenver.com

BAROLO GRILL 3030 East 6th Avenue 303.393.1040 / barologrilldenver.com

3030 East 2nd Avenue 720.398.6823 / hapasushi.com

THE CHERRY CRICKET 2641 East Second Avenue 303.322.7666 / cherrycricket.com

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HASU SUSHI & GRILL 250 Steele Street 303.722.9968 / hasudenver.com

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165 Saint Paul Street 720.603.4992 / thecornerbeetcc.com

2415 East 2nd Avenue 303.329.7911 / inkcoffee.com

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3041 East Third Avenue 303.393.6917 / cucinacolore.com

250 Steele Street 303.722.9968 / hasudenver.com

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201 University Boulevard 303.322.1005 / enstrom.com

2364 East 3rd Avenue 303.316.8888 / littleollies.com

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MEHAK INDIA’S AROMA

2817 East Third Avenue 303.321.7788

250 Steele Street 720.638. 9350 / mehakdenver.com

MILWAUKEE STREET TAVERN 201 Milwaukee Street 303.320.4710 / milwaukeestreettavern.com

PASTA PASTA PASTA 185 Fillmore Street 303.377.2782 / pastapastadenver.com

THE PASTY REPUBLIC 2615 East 3rd Avenue 720.766.7247 / thepastyrepublic.com

POKE MOKE 3003 East 3rd Avenue 303.388.7417 / pokemoke.com

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SWEET GINGER 2710 East 3rd Avenue 303.996.7270 / sweetgingercherrycreek.com

TAG BURGER BAR 1222 Madison Street 303.736.2260 / tagburgerbar.com

TAZU SUSHI 300 Fillmore Street 303.320.1672 / sushitazudenver.com

Bright Idea GET YOUR DRINK ON Any hospitality pro will tell you that for restaurants, the food pays the bills and the alcohol garners the profit. Give these establishments the push they need and take advantage of Colorado’s temporary lift on the ban of take-out cocktails by ordering a libation with your to-go meal. Whether it’s your favorite varietal of wine or a new craft cocktail you might never have otherwise tried, these eateries, and your taste buds, will both thank you.


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“In a business where people are overpromising, I’m never going to win the beauty contest. If it’s a bikini contest, then I lose every time. There has to be a talent portion to this competition.” There’s an abundance of beauty to what Peter Schaffer brings to his NFL clients, it’s just not exhibited in a bikini contest. And that’s more than all right. The Cherry Creek resident and accomplished sports agent of over 30 years has negotiated over $1 billion in contracts, while making eight NFL players the highest paid at their positions and he’s been recognized as one of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal’s “Top 10 Agents in the NFL.” His clientele includes Hall of Famers like Barry Sanders, Jerome Bettis and Willie Roaf, as well as former Cleveland Brown Joe Thomas, who is undoubtedly a first ballot inductee three years from now. Oh, and he just helped his dear friend and client, Denver Bronco legend Steve Atwater, get into Canton this coming August. The New York native has come a long way since breaking into the business three decades ago. “Back when I started, I had to work extremely hard when I didn’t have a track record or a client list to show players that I’d work zealously and be there 24/7 for them,” Schaffer says while easing back into his black leather chair at his Cherry Creek office. “After 30 years, I still work just as hard and haven’t changed my work ethic. I still feel like it’s 1988.”

Schaffer landed in Colorado after law school when his plans to become a litigator attracted one of the most prestigious law firms in Denver. However, his fascination with sports and its players and statistics prompted him to branch out and take a risk on a venture that he couldn’t resist. In doing so, a brand new world was unveiled to the then 24-year old, “We used my legal experience and background to generate revenue for the sports management company. I did every type of law necessary to fund the project including DUIs, personal injury cases and insurance defense cases.” Owner and President of Authentic Athletix, Schaffer feels this was all predetermined due to his lot in life. “Just about every sports team I played on, including college lacrosse and professional lacrosse with the Denver Rifles, I was the captain on the team. I am also a middle child who, traditionally, is a fixer, a negotiator and someone who brings everyone together. I enjoy bringing worlds together to make people better,” he concedes. In order to bring these worlds together, Schaffer puts his head down and never stops working. While Hollywood will have you believe that being a sports agent is all about popping champagne, yacht life, Ferraris and night clubs, the reality is that the job isn’t nearly as sexy and glamourous as one might imagine. Ninety-five percent of the profession requires constant work in developing relationships with players and their families, while also helping clients through situations with workouts, life issues, career issues, recruiting and negotiations. Another unseen element of the job concerns weighing and balancing a player’s health when injuries occur. When that happens, immediate communication is required with the team and, if possible, the player. “The toughest thing for an agent is that we have to help make medical decisions on behalf of clients anywhere from 500 to 1,500 miles away,” Schaffer explains. “Most teams know that, if you have one of my players, then the doctor is going to be on the phone with me and we’re going to work through the issue of what’s best and make the best decision for the player, both for the short term and the long term.”

The toughest thing for an agent is that we have to help make medical decisions on behalf of clients anywhere from 500 to 1,500 miles away.


any time to enjoy his Cherry Creek surroundings? There are, in fact, a few local haunts that he relishes, including North Italia and their chicken parm; a burger and onion rings at The Cherry Cricket, and a certain watering hole that used to be his other office. “My home away from home used to be The Campus Lounge. I’d take all of my appointments there. I had just about every meeting in the world there. It was my “Cheers.” It was an emotional time when it shut down, but now’s it’s open again so I might find my way back there.

Perhaps the facets most closely associated with sports business, portrayed through the likes of the Tom Cruise film Jerry Maguire and HBO’s Ballers, are the misleading and questionable tactics that some agents resort to in securing clients. It’s a heightened sense of competition that Schaffer continues to witness. “When I first started back in 1988, the competition was intense, and it’s gotten worse every year,” he says matter-of-factly. “You’ve got 1,000 agents competing for 250 drafted players each season and a total of 2,000 players in the NFL every year. I don’t mind the competition - it’s part of life and it’s the ultimate form of capitalism. It’s our job to educate players and get them to decide based on the right criteria, but right now there are a lot of agents who are competing by offering huge inducements to sign like cash, gold, jewelry and promises that they’ll never be able to keep. I can’t represent every player and I’m not right for every player, but I truly believe that the players I do represent get the best agent for their needs.” So how does Schaffer go about pitching a prospect to join him at Authentic Athletix? Without an ounce of hesitation, he engages, “If you’re looking for easy then I’m not your guy because we’re not looking for easy over here. There’s no easy way to succeed in the NFL. If you want to outwork people, then you need to be the first one in the building and the last one to leave and we’ll get along well. If you’re going to look for easy then I’ll give you a list of other agents to call.” A lot of sports agents settle down in the glitzy likes of Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Miami. So why is Schaffer calling Denver, specifically Cherry Creek, home? “The weather is great and sunny just about every day. The people are nice. It’s not that congested. It’s a place that my wife and I think the world of and, having to travel coast to coast, Denver is relatively in the middle of the country, which helps a great deal. When he’s not on a plane, in a hotel, holed up in his office, or at any number of given events across the nation, does Peter have

He’s not your stereotypical brash, flashy and egotistical agent. Schaffer is a guy whose mantra is to under promise and over deliver. His favorite quote is from Jackie Robinson and it beautifully speaks to what kind of man he is, “A life is only valuable based on the positive impact it has on other lives.’ It’s at the bottom of all of my emails and it’s what I believe in every day.” And, with that belief, comes the hard work that needs to be seen to be believed.

there are a lot of agents who are competing by offering huge inducements to sign like cash, gold, jewelry and promises that they’ll never be able to keep.


THE CALENDAR YEAR OF AN NFL AGENT *NFL coaches, players and agents have a different schedule than the rest of us. Their Christmas and New Year come the week after the NFL Draft in late April. They work straight through the normal holiday season. “In all honesty, most people in our business haven’t had a day off since before NFL training camps start, which is mid-July,” Schaffer explains. Asked when he last had a vacation, Peter replied, “I guess my honeymoon. 22 years ago.” Here’s what he’s talking about….

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We’re recruiting all fall, with college visits and meetings, trying to get players to sign. I travel to college bowl games in December and January while also managing my current clients who are playing in the NFL playoffs. At the same time, I’m also managing my clients who are on NFL practice squads and I’m also responsible for clients who might be playing in the new XFL in the spring.

As soon as the bowl games are over in January, I’m flying to places like Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, and Phoenix to set up my players with housing and training.

Also in January, the East/West Shrine Game and the NFL Players’ Association Game are played in the same week, so I’m in Tampa for a few days before I fly across country to Los Angeles.

When I return to Cherry Creek, I then double back to Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl the following week.

When the week of the Senior Bowl is done, I fly directly to Orlando for the NFL Pro Bowl.

I return home for two days before I leave for the Super Bowl in Miami. The Super Bowl is four days of no sleep, and it’s not a glamorous trip. It’s crowded with plenty of meetings with Nike, Adidas and Under Armour about player marketing. I’m also responsible for housing and party credentials for all of my clients and their families who are in town for Super Bowl week. It’s non-stop.

After Miami, I’m back in Denver for three weeks until it’s time for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. This five-day trip involves meetings with NFL teams about free agents, getting any of my players ready for the Combine, talking to scouts about current players as well as those not at the Combine. That’s important. I’m at the Combine to talk about the big names, the lesser known players and everyone in between.

After the Combine are the Pro Days. Those take place on college campuses across the country and I’m going anywhere and everywhere, from South Bend, Indiana, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Norman, Oklahoma, and Eugene, Oregon. Pro Days end two weeks before the NFL Draft in late April.

Once the NFL Draft is over, you get Christmas and New Year’s during that one week in May.

Then you have to start negotiating contracts for your drafted players. That’s when that internal alarm goes off and I realize, “Shoot. I have to start recruiting next year’s class.” And you start the cycle all over again.

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What Peter Schaffer’S clientS are Saying... CHAD BROWN P l ay e d 1 5 S e a S o n S i n t h e n f l ( 2 -t i m e a l l P r o l i n e B a c K e r ) oWner of all Pro ShiPPing f o o t B a l l a n a lyS t f o r c o m Pa S S m e d i a n e t W o r K S , Pa c - 1 2 n e t W o r K “I was looking for an agent to do more than just negotiate my contract. Even as a college senior at Colorado, I knew I had an entrepreneurial spirit, and I wanted someone who could guide me and advise me. Peter is a practicing attorney, so to have an agent who can give legal advice in setting up my businesses was an important piece of the puzzle for me. Why not have all rolled into one? That’s what I got with Peter. It’s getting feedback from a friend. My NFL career has been over since 2007, but it’s a lifelong connection and friendship with him and his family, and that’s what I was hoping for.”

VIC LOMBARDI a lt i t u d e t V r e P o r t e r & h o S t – a lt i t u d e S P o r t S “Peter and I ran in the same circles for years and a lot of his clients were Denver Broncos, and I’d have to go through Peter to gain access, interviews and information, The more I got to know him, the more we became friends. He might be the “anti-agent,” because he’s one of the nicest, genuine, real guys I’ve ever met. We have a common love for golf and we’d play countless hours together while he’s on the phone negotiating contracts and doing his thing. Our families vacation together. He gave me an idea on how to go about my career and my life and he’s been very instrumental in that. For me, it’s more of a friendship than an agentclient relationship. His credo is, ‘Do the right thing and it’ll work out.’ What I love most about him is that he finds the good in everybody.”

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P l ay e d 1 1 S e a S o n S i n t h e n f l ( 2 -t i m e S u P e r B o W l c h a m P i o n - d e n V e r B r o n c o S ) 2 0 2 0 n f l h a l l o f fa m e i n d u c t e e “I don’t look at Peter like he’s my agent, but like he’s one of my great friends. Our families are close. Whenever I have something that I want to talk about, I can call him whether it’s football-related, legal-related or familyrelated. He always calls me, checks in and makes sure everything is good. I always appreciate that. During those years when I wasn’t getting nominated for the Hall of Fame, Peter would always tell me to be patient and that I was deserving and that it’s going to happen.” When Peter’s daughter Lilian was diagnosed with cancer, Peter went home to gather some of her belongings for her hospital stay. When he returned to the hospital, Steve Atwater was there in the room and he stayed all night. Peter didn’t remember telling Atwater about Lilian’s condition and he didn’t know how Atwater knew about it. That’s all you need to know about Atwater and Schaffer’s relationship.

JORDAN NORWOOD P l ay e d 8 S e a S o n S i n t h e n f l ( S u P e r B o W l c h a m P i o n - d e n V e r B r o n c o S ) oWner and co-founder of SlaB mule “I signed with Peter out of Penn State after he came highly recommended by one of my coaches. When we first met, Peter was very straight forward and to the point, which I appreciated. I liked him and I liked his history of NFL clients as well. I was undersized as a player and went undrafted, but Peter always found opportunities for me to get in front of general managers and coaches to show what I could do on the field, and that’s what I needed. Since I finished my career in Denver, I grew closer to Peter and his family and his proximity gave me more of an opportunity to seek both business and family advice from him. He knows precisely what he’s good at and if he knows he’s not the best at something, then he’ll immediately put you in the direction with the right person. He’s been a great resource, but, more so, he’s a great friend and extension of my family since we’ve been here in Colorado.”

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CHERRY CREEK MAGAZINE’S DEBUT SOIRÉE On Tuesday, November 14th, guests showed up in style to celebrate the official launch of Cherry Creek Magazine. More than 100 well-heeled readers sipped on specialty cocktails and delectable bites from Chef Troy Guard’s esteemed eatery, Guard and Grace, as they perused the latest looks from David Yurman’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center locale. Then, they sauntered next door to the not-yet-open Jo Malone London concept boutique where they were treated to an exclusive preview of the British perfumerie’s newest location. Guests were the first to see the premiere issue of Cherry Creek Magazine, and left with a luxury gift bag that included baubles from David Yurman and a year’s valet pass to Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

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D I N N ER FOR A DIFFER EN CE The Kareem Jackson Foundation’s third-annual Dinner for a Difference took place at The RitzCarlton, Denver, on Monday, November 25th. The Denver Broncos cornerback and his teammates stepped off the field to mix and mingle with guests while raising funds to support the foundation’s mission to provide families with seriously and chronically ill children with daily encouragement and life-changing experiences, and to honor and support women who are battling – or have achieved victory over – breast cancer. The event began with a cocktail hour that saw guests interacting with Broncos players, collecting autographs on footballs that each attendee was gifted upon arrival. Dinner and a live auction followed. Cherry Creek Magazine served as media sponsor.

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A model shows off the latest swimwear by French couturier Hermès in April of 1938. The silhouette was considered cutting-edge at the time – a notion for which the famed house of fashion was known. This summer, Hermès will move its Denver presence to Cherry Creek Shopping Center, strengthening the brand’s colorful Colorado footprint for years to come.


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Missy Christie de Koning I am pleased to announce that I have joined Colorado’s leading luxury real estate firm, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty provides unrivaled global exposure with unparalleled access to distinctive properties around the world. I look forward to servicing all your real estate needs.

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