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THE MOST OPULENT HOME IN ST. BARTHS
70 POOLSIDE GLAMOUR A POOLSIDE FÊTE REMINISCENT OF A BYGONE ERA
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Target Two Piece Boyshort Bikini, Editor’s Own; Vintage Swimcap, Editor’s Own; Hermes Printed Extra Wide and Mega Cuffs, $700-$760
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Cover Look, At Left; Target Coral One Piece, Editor’s Own; Chloe Carlina Trimmed Round Sunnies, $346; Oscar de la Renta Crystal Chandelier Earrings, $390; Soixante Neuf Jewels Cuff, $355
Photo: Frances Marron, francesphotography.com Hair: Laura Taylor, Grand Salon Makeup: Amanda Hume & Kristen Gonzales, Vert Beauty
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JETSETTER: BEVERLY HILLS
JOIE DE VUE
BEHIND THE MAST
HOME SWEET HOLLYWOOD
The magic of Montage Hotel & Resort
The Denver women who are leading the style pack
Step inside the most opulent home in St. Barths
Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprising nautical playground
The movie houses that will inspire any design lover
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EDITOR’S DESK CONTRIBUTOR PAGE What’s trending online
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SEEN + HEARD
A peek behind the scenes of our cover shoot
What our editors are smitten with this season
The sights and sounds that inspire our spirit
What’s fresh, fun and fabulous in Colorado and beyond
Of-the-moment curiosities that strike our fancy
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An Aspen wedding that has us all aflutter
IT’S MY PARTY
Haunts and happenings for the man about town
Meghan's baby blue shower
The dreamy Colorado homes inspiring us now
Snapshots from the hottest tickets in town
Our parting thoughts
Up s ca le re s a le fo r t he we l l he e le d wo man
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here’s nothing better than a quiet evening at home. Comfortable, in your element and with those you love. To me, a night in is the ultimate night out. After all, home isn’t simply a structure; it’s also a state of mind. A feeling that comes from being surrounded by the notions that speak to you – that represent your style and reflect the memories that make you whole. In this, our fourth annual home issue, we celebrate the very heart of design. As we revel in the summer months, we’re reminded of why we love our sweet state. From adventures in the mountains to rooftop gatherings in the city, Colorado summers often linger well into the early part of October. In fact, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, one might suggest that our best-kept secret is our seemingly endless summer. What better way to spend those long, sunny days than al fresco with friends? In Poolside Glamour (page 70) we celebrate style with cocktails and canapés. Inspired by the late society photographer Slim Aarons, this shoot is one of our favorites to date. Always looking for new ways to present a life well lived, we asked our dear friend Chef Linda Hampsten Fox to help us bring our pages to life by recreating a poolside soirée from a bygone era. Her talent shines through as she reinvents traditional fare and libations from the 1960s in a totally modern way. In keeping with all things lovely and creative, we chatted with Colorado’s Designing Women (page 85). From event planners to architects and interior designers, these women are at the top of their game. We’re also recognizing a number of other ladies in the field of design on “The List” – a fun sentiment that has become a Reign tradition over the past year. Afar, we’re inspired by the jawdropping design of perhaps the most stately home on the island of St. Barths. In Joie de Vue (page 94) we peek inside a spectacular renovation three years in the making. The piece de résistance in Denver-based Cuvée’s portfolio, this property will have you agog. Closer to home, we’re smitten with the Cherry Hills Village abode in Personality Plus (page 58). Friendly, cheerful, and perfectly imperfect, the work of Wolfe Design House is some of the best we’ve seen in the mile high city. We hope you, too, draw inspiration from its spot-on style. Cheers to an endless summer and a life well lived! DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS, POOLSIDE WITH SLIM AARONS.
Yours in style,
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LINDA HAMPSTEN FOX THE BINDERY, LTD. Right now, I am inspired by
My daughter Emma and my stepsons, Matt, Ben and Jake. They are all in their early twenties, so talented and discovering their life paths.
I'd rather be
In my new restaurant and bakery, The Bindery, Ltd. Cannot wait for it to open!
My favorite blooms are Peonies
Sea salt. I have sea salt from everywhere I go and my friends bring me great salts from their travels. Just received one from Peru that is incredible.
Heirlooms I treasure
Old cookbooks! I have some that are really wild. I hope my cookbook ends up in someone's vintage collection someday.
My signature cocktail
Mescal and grapefruit juice with a touch of St-Germain
Sleeping in with my husband, Steve
Books I covet
Anything from Hemingway especially his short stories, poems from Edgar Allen Poe, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.
You'll find me dining at
Home with my husband and friends, rooftop of the Ice House, watching the trains roll in. Denver is so alive and vibrant and we love being part of this dynamic city! Linda Hampsten Fox is a bespoke chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author. See her work throughout our Poolside Glamour story and reach her via lindahampsten.com.
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nterior designer Mark D. Sikes epitomizes classic good taste, and his chic blog is a regular must-visit in our offices. Bred between the Midwest and the South, Sikes’ site delivers an elevated version of all-American charm. From fashion boards (Sikes designed the dreamy interiors for Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James storefront) to interviews with the likes of Victoria Hagen and Claiborne Swanson Frank, his posts speak to our love for bright spaces and reinvented traditions. A Jack of all design trades, this spring Sikes unveiled MDS Stripes, a line of women’s apparel rooted in the bold fabric for which he’s known. This fall, he’ll release the aptly named book Beautiful: All American Decorating and Timeless Style.
KIEL JAMES PATRICK KJP Rhode Island-based Kiel James Patrick and his wife Sarah (a dead-ringer for Kate Middleton) have created a line of accessories inspired by the rugged charm of the New England Coast, but their shining star is their idyllic Instagram feed. Sweethearts since college, the duo travels from one preppy destination to the next capturing moments that would put any J. Crew catalog to shame. From Wagoneers to wooden speedboats and classic cars to madras plaid, we love all that is KJP.
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RIGHT NOW, WE’RE INSPIRED BY ALL THINGS NAUTICAL. FROM SAILCLOTH TO TEAK DECKS, WE’RE ANCHORS AWEIGH. GINGER JARS, OUR IN-LAWS IN THE RAIN, SURFBOARDS SOUTH OF THE BORDER AND JOHN-JOHN ON A HINCKLEY. WE FIND INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE.
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private abode that is perfectly modern with a timeless appeal. This Cherry Hills Village stunner is an architectural gem both inside and out. We used the expansive pool as the backdrop for our summer shoot. Flowing waterfalls, fire features and custom blue tiles made this backyard oasis a location dream come true.
the fashion WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PROPONENTS OF A HIGH-LOW MIX AND OUR SUMMER COVER IS NO EXCEPTION. THIS BLACK AND WHITE BOYSHORT BIKINI FROM TARGET WAS THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR A TIMELESS SWIMSUIT THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK. AFTER ALL, A GIRL NEEDS ROOM IN HER BUDGET FOR PLENTY OF HERMES BANGLES. HERE, WE PAIRED TWO OF OUR FAVORITE PRINTED ENAMEL BRACELETS FROM THE FRENCH FASHION HOUSE WITH A GOLD COSTUME COCKTAIL RING. THE STATEMENT PIECE? A VINTAGE SWIMCAP IN GRADIENT HUES OF PINK, RED AND WHITE.
the inspiration the beauty “We wanted our model to be glamorous and perfectly chic. Inspired by a mid-century pool party, we used fluttery lashes and a feminine pink lip to make her camera ready.” - AMANDA HUME, VERT BEAUTY
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“There’s nothing more quintessentially summer than poolside cocktails. This Slim Aarons image shot on an Athens rooftop in 1961 has forever been a favorite and inspired the look and feel for our vintage glam cover.” -BETSY MARR, EDITOR IN CHIEF
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WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE SMITTEN WITH THIS SEASON Fitz & Floyd Set of 4 Savannah Canape Plates, $48 fitzandfloyd.com Tod’s Double T Embellished Shoulder Bag, $2,095 net-a-porter.com Hermès Isthme Horn Earrings, $425 hermes.com Stella McCartney Chain Trimmed Cateye Sunnies, $375 net-a-porter.com Abrams The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, $35 abramsbooks.com One Kings Lane Pink Elephant Print, $129 onekingslane.com El Casco Leather Travel Backgammon Set, $100 barneys.com Esmae Pink Rug, $69+ onekingslane.com Innit Pink Fan Chair, $399 onekingslane.com Valentino Leather and Stripe Wedge, $595 net-a-porter.com
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THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS INSPIRING OUR DESIGN SENSIBILITIES THIS SUMMER
I n C olor , Tory Burch B eaChes , Gray Malin p rêT - à -p arTy , Lela Rose p oolsIde
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C.Z. G uesT a merICan s Tyle I Con , Susanna Salk h ue , Kelly Wearstler T he p erfeCTly I mperfeCT h ome , Deborah Needleman a nn G eTTy : I nTerIor s Tyle , Diane Saeks e s senTIally l Illy , Jay Mulvaney
“IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, IT WILL WORK. THAT’S THE ONLY REAL RULE.”
- Bunny Williams
l a I sla B onITa , Madonna (1986)
T he G raduaTe (1967) I T ’ s C omplICaTed (2009) V alley
d olls (1967)
B rIde (1991)
T he r oyal T enenBaums (2001) B reakfasT C aTCh m e
T Iffany ’ s (1961)
y ou C an (2002)
s omeThInG ’ s G oTTa G IVe (2003) T he p arenT T rap (1961) f errIs B ueller ’ s d ay o ff (1986) a unTIe m ame (1958) W eddInG C rashers (2005) T he p roposal (2009) h IGh s oCIeTy (1956) a s InGle m an (2009) p IlloW T alk (1959)
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l eT ’ s G eT a Way f rom I T a ll , Frank Sinatra (1958) G ood V IBraTIons , The Beach Boys (1966) s Teal m y s unshIne , Len (1999) G old I n T he s ummerTIme , Matt Nathanson (2015) s ITTIn ’ o n T he d oCk o f T he B ay , Otis Redding (1968) s ummerTIme , DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (1991) r oCkaWay B eaCh , The Ramones (1977) h oT I n h erre , Nelly (2002) a l ITTle l es s C onVersaTIon , Elvis Presley (1968) s anGrIa , Blake Shelton (2014) s ummer l oVe , Justin Timberlake (2006)
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Float Away Few things signal summer more vibrantly than lounging in a swimming pool. Funboy, the chic little line of fashionable floats and accessories, does the art form proud. The Los Angeles-based collection boasts clever designs like a unicorn, Pegasus, black swan and a private jet and is taking the Instagram feeds of the glitterati by storm (Taylor Swift and her #squad are fans). Hatched while on a New Year’s trip to Anguilla, Funboy creates durable, giant, luxury driven floats that are as at home in a swimming pool as they are in the lake or ocean – so long as the backdrop is stylish. What’s more, the company’s mission goes far beyond pretty pictures and clever hashtags. For every product sold, one person in the developing world receives clean drinking water for a full year
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through RainCatcher, Funboy’s charitable partner. We also love the company’s latest endeavor – collaborations with some of our favorite artists like Miami-based Alex Yanes or photographer Gray Malin. Floats are pricier than their chain store contemporaries – ranging from $79 for cherries on a stem to $128 for the aforementioned Malin’s swan printed with his iconic Bondi Beach aerial image – yet are worth the extra dime for the Insta-cred alone. // More at funboy.com
SURF’S UP French abodes and oceanfront frolics aren’t the first two things one would associate with Colorado’s high county. Yet its newest and arguably chicest boutique hotel pays homage to both. The Buena Vista Surf Chateau is nestled on the bank of the Arkansas River. But with pristine, timeless interiors (think all-white, 19th century inspired canopy beds, claw foot tubs and handmade oak barrel top tables) it might as well be nestled on the French Riviera. The property screams laid-back luxury, making it the perfect place to indulge in a quick weekend getaway. After a day of shopping at the boutiques on critically acclaimed South Main, step into the picturesque central courtyard for early evening cocktails. For the outdoor enthusiast, there’s all the trappings of a Rocky Mountain vacay like kayaking, rafting, paddle-boarding, hiking trails and fly-fishing. Buena Vista Surf Chateau is open year round and rooms start at $179 a night. Can you say joie de vivre? // More at surfchateau.com
How Sweet It Is The Denver Center Theatre Company has long been lauded for its trailblazing spirit – from bringing the musical iteration of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to the stage to growth of the annual Colorado new play summit. Not surprisingly, its latest endeavor leaps across bounds of creativity and theatre as we’ve known them to be. Sweet & Lucky takes the audience out of their seats and immerses them smack dab into the middle of the production. Set in a RiNo district warehouse, Sweet & Lucky welcomes guests through an antique storefront, where they meander through a dream-line labyrinth of sets and scenes before ultimately exiting through a speakeasy lounge custom created by Williams & Graham. Lead Director and Denver native Zach Morris set the foundation of the interactive performance with questions about what we forget and what we remember over the course of a lifetime. Nostalgia, excitement and curiosity are just the beginning of the emotions you’ll feel as you step into the set. The show runs through August 7th and tickets start at $55. // More at sweetandluckydenver.com
Bejeweled In the heat of summer, most of us are more likely to throw back another glass of Rosé than throw on a heavy accessory. With 90-degree days, it’s easy to neglect big statement pieces in hopes of simplicity and most of all, comfort. But, Louise and James brings a light, effervescent feel to bold, handcrafted and reinvented vintage pieces. Bursting with hues of turquoise and lime, owner and designer Amy Nix uses her children as inspiration for the bubbly jewelry. With an “if you dream it you can do it” panache, Louise and James is designed to wear on any occasion. “A woman should feel special and sparkly any day of the week,” Nix tells us. The Brilliant Agate Necklace (one of our faves) could be the perfect addition to your Saturday errand wardrobe, or flawlessly paired with a sundress for your elegant Labor Day soirée. What’s more, Nix hand makes and hand paints each brilliant bauble, so no two pieces are ever the same. // More at louiseandjames2016.com
SABER THE MOMENT Remember those college years you spent perfecting the art of Flip Cup? Jefferson Park staple Sarto’s has a refined, more medieval party trick to teach you- and it can be mastered over one breezy weekend brunch. Sarto’s now offers Champagne Sabering- as in the French tradition of using a sword to pop the cork off of the champagne bottle. Owner Taylor Swallow learned the ancient art from the owner of a bubbles bar in Sonoma, California and he’s been hooked ever since. Now, he’s sharing his passion with his weekend brunchers. Swallow will give you a personal lesson, after which your bubbles are served in test-tube-like glasses to mix with your choice of juice. A tradition that began with Madame Clicquot as Napolean’s officers attempted to impress the famed widow, sabering has regained popularity in recent years. // More at sartos.com
�tcetera that with thousands of coveted recipes, Juli has now published three cookbooks. OMG That’s Paleo? The Paleo Kitchen and Julie Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook all embody her love for food while playfully incorporating other components of her hit blog like fitness and fashion. What’s more, she also holds the title of Crossfit Instructor and teaches fans across the state the art of handstands and burpees to maintain their health outside of the kitchen. Plus, the fashionable foodie also shows her transitions from gym gear to date night dresses. With 1.2 million views, a New York Times best-selling cookbook and the flattest abs this side of the Rockies, Juli and PaleOMG aren’t slowing down any time soon.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT Today, we can’t open our computers without seeing a healthy new way to live or an inventive diet we should try. Fortunately, we have Colorado natives like Juli Bauer popping up on the screen and leading us in the right, delicious direction. Juli started PaleOMG (that’s Paleo – OMG – not Pale OMG) a few years ago, and has been enlightening thousands of followers with mouth-watering recipes almost every day since. PaleOMG highlights Juli’s unconditional love for food accompanied by her passion for feeling good. The Paleo Diet is a way of life dedicated to helping you stay lean, strong and energetic by eating the foods that our bodies were
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designed to consume. The regimen focuses on lean proteins, fruits and veggies, and healthy fats, similar to the ones eaten by our ancestors (a.k.a. nothing that’s coming out of a processing plant). But what is most inviting about PaleOMG is that Juli isn’t beating you over the head with it. She creates recipes that are Paleo, but confesses she isn’t always as strict as some others with her lifestyle. And guess what- the verdict is in and her food is downright tasty. With reinvented classics like sweet potato poblano salad, pulled pork deviled eggs, and key lime pie parfaits, anyone with taste buds would want to try these dishes- paleo-abiding or not. It’s no surprise,
// More at paleomg.com
OF-THE-MOMENT CURIOSITIES THAT STRIKE OUR FANCY
De Rigueur Lenox Set of 4 Accent Plates, $60 lenox.com
Tiffany & Co. Hummingbird Brooch Price Upon Request tiffany.com
Wedgwood Orchid Teapot, $1,000 gearys.com
Salvatore Ferragamo Hummingbird Tie, $190 neimanmarcus.com
Graceful and charming, the agile hummingbirdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength belies its tiny size. Capable of traveling great distances and flying backwards, it is a symbol of lightness, optimism and strength. Ever resilient, hummingbirds are known to lift up negativity and fill the world with playfulness and joy. Today, the hummingbird is taking the design world by storm, serving as a popular motif for apparel, accessories and other accoutrement.
Gucci Leather Trimmed Espadrilles, $395 net-a-porter.com
Milkbarn Kids Hummingbird Layette, $105 neimanmarcus.com
Ted Baker Dobos iPhone Case, $39.99 nordstrom.com
Herend Hummingbird on Leaf, $350 herendusa.com
Commando Print Microfiber Thong, $22 nordstrom.com
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Cole & Son Hummingbirds Ruban Wallpaper, $356 laylagrayce.com
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MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS THE GLITZ AND THE GLAM. THE POMP AND MOST CERTAINLY THE CIRCUMSTANCE. SOME TOWNS ARE IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN AND BEVERLY HILLS IS ONE SUCH TOWN. YET WITHIN THE FAMED ZIP CODE AND BETWEEN THE CONFINES OF THOSE RECOGNIZABLE BADGELIKE STREET MARKERS IS A PROPERTY THAT TOO, IS IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN. WELCOME TO MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS. IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE HERE, WELL THEN, YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH.
WORDS BY BETSY MARR
The Property From the moment you enter the grand lobby, Montage Beverly Hills echoes the grandeur of a European estate mixed with a dash of old Hollywood charm. As one would expect, the Mediterranean-inspired hotel is lavish and luxe, yet maintains a level of classic good taste that is oftentimes lost in properties of its scale. Located in the heart of town in what’s known as the Golden Triangle, it’s the epitome of chic, with the trappings of Rodeo Drive and its fashionable residents just footsteps away. Yet like most properties in the Montage collection, privacy remains not only possible, but paramount. A rooftop pool, exclusively for the use of hotel or spa guests, offers sweeping views of the surrounding streets and Hollywood Hills alike. Yet it offers it all in a setting that while in the heart of a bustling mecca, feels incredibly insulated and serene.
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The Accommodations With 201 guest rooms and 55 suites from which to choose, the well-heeled traveler won’t want for much during their stay. Regardless of your room number, one can rest assured a restful sleep with plush linens, richly upholstered furnishings, gorgeous mosaic tile appointments and marble bathrooms. For a true treat, book Suite 100. Designed in 2014 as part of the hospitality industry’s ode to Beverly Hills’ century marker, the suite was styled by Nina Petronzio and evokes the mystique of film noir epitomized in the 1940s. Art deco furnishings, gold and silver leaf finished walls and dreamy fabrics give the room a sultry sophistication while accessories like a Lalique crystal collection and framed vintage Hermès scarf offer guests hours of delight as they take in the finishing touches. The ultimate accessory, however, is the fully functioning “press for champagne” button adjacent to the wet bar. Indeed, when pressed, room service immediately dials the suite for your order and is at the door, bubbly in hand, within minutes.
The Spa If Beverly Hills is home to the privileged and pedigreed, the Spa at Montage Beverly Hills is their rightful home away from home – all 20,000 square feet of it. As the exclusive west coast outpost for uber-luxe L.RAPHAEL Genève skincare products, treatments are as effective as they are elegant. Amenities are lavish, from the Turkish style steam rooms to the ornately tiled whirlpools. Every inch is even more opulent than the last. We love the Ultimate Unwind Therapy, which uses two separate massage modalities – one underwater in a European hydrotub and one traditional – to offer complete relaxation. Spa guests also have access to the property’s rooftop pool, which is saline based and boasts incredible cityscape views. For the utmost in privacy, rent a cabana, where you’ll be treated like a queen in her poolside castle.
The Art As is the norm with Montage properties, art is omnipresent throughout the hotel. From the lobby and common areas to the suite and guest rooms, hundreds of original pieces hang on its ornamented walls. Each work has been thoughtfully curated and is reflective of the very evolution of Beverly Hills as an international destination for creative arts. Pieces range from the 1920s to 1950s and the collection includes examples of European and prominent American painters, classical sculpture and antiques, set designs of famous films and renderings by architects of the area’s earliest estates.
The Dining The hotel’s epicurean options are plentiful, and include four distinctively different eateries. Georgie is the (brand) newly opened concept from famed chef Geoffrey Zakarian where modern American cuisine and creatively made cocktails lead the charge. With a garden-inspired aesthetic, guests enjoy dishes such as hen egg tagliolini with sea urchin alongside libations like the Engaged & Cant-Aloupe (Barsol Pisco Mosto Verde, fresh cantaloupe, lime juice, beet sugar syrup, egg white, angostura bitters). If it is views you seek, head to the beloved Rooftop Grill where healthy California fare abounds, as do views of the Hollywood Hills. Set adjacent to the impressive mosaic tile swimming pool, it’s a respite within a respite, offering a seasonal menu of casual favorites, plus decadent breakfast and brunch selections. Yet for the ultimate in chic, £10 (Ten Pound), the hotel’s speakeasy style whisky bar, will serve your purposes and then some. Tucked discreetly on the second floor of the hotel, £10 welcomes VIP guests to a gentlemanly space where the world’s most precious whisky labels hold court. Specializing in The Macallan Single Malt from a globally celebrated distiller based in Speyside, Scotland, some vintages are aged as long as 64 years.
MONTAGE HOTEL BEVERY HILLS 888.860.0788 MONTAGEHOTELS.COM/BEVERLYHILLS
BOTTLE SERVICE Haunts and happenings for the man about town
It is open - and just like the stunning bottles of wine that it celebrates, La Cite du Vin (City of Wine) requires immediate consumption. After seven years in the making, the 10-story, $91 million museum with 20 themed areas and exhibits is an incomparable venue whose jaw dropping presence graces the banks of the Garonne River in the Bassins à Flot district of Bordeaux wine country—a roughly five-and-a-half hour drive or one-hour flight from Paris. There is a 250-seat auditorium for screenings and classes, a simulator boat ride that retraces the maritime journey of a merchant’s galley across the globe and expert-led tasting sessions. Meanwhile, the top two floors are dedicated to a Belvedere wine saloon, a restaurant, tapas bar and boutique selling stock from 80 countries. How about this? There’s also a tribute to the hangover. No joke. You can sit in an enormous plush chair while listening to famous stories of inebriation. Also check out the multi-sensory space with moving sets, 3D images and olfactory whiffs. ›› MORE AT LACITEDUVIN.COM/EN
WATCH THIS Tired of wearing just one watch and would like a larger collection? Or maybe there’s nothing on your wrist right now, but you’ve realized that big boys wear watches. Eleven James might be a good go-to for you. This club offers the opportunity to wear the right time pieces with the right clothes and to the appropriate events without spending an arm and a leg for the borrow. Different tiers provide a variety of monthly payments – low to high – and, in return, you’ve got access to hundreds of the world’s best brands and styles. There’s something for everyone in every tax bracket. Take a look into some serious time well spent. ›› MORE AT ELEVENJAMES.COM
SHEARS AND BEERS Denver has a new premium barbershop for gents to take their swings at traditional barbering services, modern salon and spa treatments and…booze. Scissors & Scotch is slated to open in August at The Landmark in Greenwood Village. Along with haircuts, shaves, shoe shines, manis and pedis, skin waxes and massages, there’s an upscale lounge and bar where guys can be guys. There are also membership opportunities to the nearly 4,000 square foot property that opens the doors to receive the full Scissors & Scotch experience by building a fully-customized service package to meet your personal needs. Each Scissors & Scotch membership offers cost savings, discounts, gifts, guest passes and access to member-only events and perks. ›› MORE AT SCISSORSSCOTCH.COM
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HUNT & FISH Summer. Wyoming. Fly fishing. Hunting retreat. Do we have your attention yet? The folks at Brush Creek Ranch have been separating themselves from the herd for years with their celebrated destination, and now they’ve created French Creek Sportsman’s Club. Set on 30,000 acres of pristine, Western landscape in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley, your personal itinerary can include countless options: wade and float fly fishing on 20 miles of privately owned and managed wild rivers; hunting adventures such as upland bird hunts, European-style cliff driven shoots, waterfowl hunting and big game hunts; and private daily use of the French Creek Sportsman’s Club shooting range including a five-stand, pistol/ rifle range and sporting clays. French Creek Sportsman’s Club is available for exclusive use with lodging for a minimum of six and up to 10 guests in private, luxury cabins as well as a private “man cave” clubhouse with a spacious great room, fireplace, billiards, poker, bar and dining room; creek-side spa tents; and campfire patio all nestled along the banks of French Creek. If this doesn’t put the “dude” in dude ranch, then we don’t know what does. ›› MORE AT BRUSHCREEKRANCH.COM
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CAROLINE & JOHN AUGUST 15, 2015 Aspen, Colorado
BY BETSY MARR
PHOTOS BY LISA O'DWYER
PLANNING BY VIRGINIA EDELSON & CHRISTINE FOLLIN
ometimes, mother knows best. Such was the case when John’s mother predicted that if he purchased the camel colored Ralph Lauren overcoat she so loved him in, he would, in fact, meet his wife while wearing said coat. And meet he did. A native of the windy city, John was out with a group of friends when he set eyes on Caroline, a beautiful brunette. After cocktails and conversation, the pair realized that they had a number of mutual connections and agreed to meet up later that evening. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Fast-forward two-and-a-half years and John was preparing for a move to Boulder, where he had been accepted into the University of Colorado’s MBA program. Naturally, Caroline had agreed to make the transition with him, yet the couple had also agreed they’d be engaged by the time a move ensued. It was the evening before their departure and the couple had reservations at a hot new Chicago restaurant. As they began to sip their cocktails, John asked Caroline to take a walk with him along the river. It was then and there that he fell to one knee and proposed, surprising Caroline with a stunning diamond ring. Through tears of joy she accepted, and the two began making excited phone calls to their family and friends, hoping that a few could even join them that night to celebrate. Little did Caroline know that John was two steps ahead of his betrothed. When they returned to the restaurant, their nearest and dearest (including several from out of town) were waiting for them, champagne in hand. The following summer, Caroline and John were married in beautiful Aspen, Colorado, where the groom had been vacationing with his family since childhood at the home his grandfather built in the 1960s. And while a destination wedding would prove somewhat challenging for the Chicago couple, celebrating against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains with the people they love most was worth the extra steps. A traditional ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the heart of downtown Aspen was followed by a reception at the picturesque Roaring Fork Club (where John’s eldest brother had also hosted his own reception a decade prior). A traditionalist at heart and interior design lover, Caroline worked with lauded planner Virginia Edelson to create a look and feel based around blue and white textiles. The result was both sophisticated and refined, while remaining casual enough for a mountain setting. Custom illustrations were incorporate throughout the invitation suite and printed materials, and touches such as animals and wildflowers gave the décor a posh al fresco vibe. Foodies to the core, Caroline and John served their 132 guests decadent fare including filet and halibut with truffle potato napoleon and fresh summer vegetables. After dining, the newlyweds cut a breathtaking cake designed to match the bride’s Charlotte Olympia shoes. Then, they took to the dance floor as the band played James Taylor’s classic tune How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you).
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PHOTOGRAPHER LISA O’DWYER // WEDDING PLANNERS VIRGINIA EDELSON & CHRISTINE FOLLIN, BLUEBIRD PRODUCTIONS // FLORIST THE ASPEN BRANCH DÉCOR, LINENS & RENTALS PREMIER PARTY RENTALS (ASPEN, CO) AND POSH COUTURE RENTALS (DALLAS, TX) // CEREMONY VENUE ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH // RECEPTION VENUE ROARING FORK CLUB // CEREMONY MUSICIANS SILVER CITY STRINGS // RECEPTION MUSICIANS TUNISIA // INVITATIONS BELL’INVITO VIA ELLIS HILL // SAVE THE DATES, TABLE NUMBERS, WELCOME PACKET AND DAY OF SIGNAGE LANA’S SHOP // CEREMONY PROGRAMS & MENUS TASHA RAE DESIGNS // CAKE D’ELISSIOUS // BRIDE’S GOWN VERA WANG, ODELLE // BRIDE’S SHOES CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA // BRIDESMAID DRESSES LULA KATE // GROOM’S ATTIRE RALPH LAUREN // HAIRSTYLIST MHAIRI LOEB, MI HAIR // MAKEUP ARTIST VANESSA VIENI, COS BAR
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WHERE SOMETHING OLD MEETS SOMETHING NEW
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C E L E B R AT I N G M E G H A N ' S B A BY - T O - B E JUNE 5, 2016
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
BY BETSY MARR
A new little life is always cause for celebration, and this was most certainly the case with Meghan’s first baby-to-be. When Kam Snyder learned that her dear friend Paula’s daughter was expecting, the lauded floral designer immediately jumped into planning mode. “I wanted Meghan to walk into the room and know she was loved,” Kam, who is the proprietress behind Flower Power in Washington Park, explains. Indeed, Meghan and her soon to be son felt love and laughter at every turn when they stepped on to the patio of Glenmoor Country Club on that sunny day. “Meghan is so stylish and she’ll soon be styling her new little man. I wanted the shower to reflect her love of design,” Kam says. As such, no detail was overlooked at the sit down luncheon for thirty.
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PHOTOS BY KATHRYN MARBLE
The tone was set with a stunning custom invitation that instructed guests to wear blue – a theme that would follow throughout the day. As guests arrived, they were greeted by a handmade graphic welcoming them to Meghan’s shower, adorned with hydrangeas in every shade of blue. Next, they were offered a “Billy Blue,” the shower’s signature cocktail. From there, the sea of blue continued with tablescapes ornamented with a blue and white ikat fabric runner and centerpieces that wowed on every level. Drawing inspiration from a carousel, Kam created arrangements that were three-and-a-half feet tall, festooned with darling baby animals and gorgeous florals. The animals, from giraffes to lions to elephants, were attached with ribbon as to appear that they were dancing on each beautiful table.
Nearby, a dessert bar was set with blocks spelling B-A-B-Y, topped with plush animals. Custom cakes and cookies followed the same theme, and were baked in the shape of animals and iced in blue. Another darling touch that also proved to be comical was oversized balloons filled with blue confetti. The whimsical décor was exactly that. As the heat wafted throughout the patio, the balloons began to spontaneously pop, sprinkling confetti (and laughter) everywhere. The finishing touch at Meghan’s adorable shower was the takeaway favor. Kam created boxes of garden roses for each guest to enjoy as a memory over the next several days.
PHOTOGRAPHY KATHRYN MARBLE // VENUE GLENMOOR COUNTRY CLUB // FLOWERS KAM SNYDER, FLOWER POWER SWEETS GATEAUX BAKERY // BALLOONS GET BALLOONED SEE MORE FROM MEGHANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SHOWER AT REIGNMAG.COM
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Lofty EXPECTATIONS Words By BETSY MARR Photos by RON RUSCIO Design by SHANNON MCELROY, CARLA’S A CLASSIC DESIGN
BLENDING THE OLD WITH THE NEW IN A WAY THAT LOOKS (AND FEELS) SEAMLESS can oftentimes be a challenge. Yet Shannon McElroy did so with elegance and ease in this downtown Denver loft renovation. The homeowner, who needed a respite from the trappings of suburban life that would be ideal for entertaining, wanted a space that was open and inviting. With this in mind, McElroy and the team at Carla’s, A Classic Design, set out to craft a home with an urban chic vibe that would remain both warm and welcoming. “We decided to take a less is more approach,” McElroy explains. “We wanted the loft to feel expansive yet also polished and thoughtfully appointed.” Because the home is a true, open concept historical loft, bridging the gaps from room to room without any definitive separations of space was a key objective. Through careful use of color, texture and scale, McElroy was able to create a flow that dances well from one area to the next, making it an ideal abode for entertaining. And while the project indeed came together quite well, it was not without its unique challenges. “Because the loft was brimming with original architecture that included wooden columns, we had to decorate around the natural design and place furniture accordingly,” McElroy says. “It was a little tricky but ultimately, the layout allowed us to build three distinctive rooms in an otherwise long, narrow space.” Deep purples and warm crimson hues were mixed with dramatic textured rugs and fabrics, along with unexpected hints of aluminum and steel that would blend flawlessly in the loft’s decidedly industrial space. Plenty of character was infused through colorful artwork and interesting light fixtures, while a bold graphic wallpaper served as the piece de resistance in the loft’s bedroom. “I love the feeling of mixing the old with the new,” McElroy finishes. “The wooden columns and exposed brick juxtaposed against bright pops of color and shiny metals left us with a home that was as eclectic as it was inviting.” ➺
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“The wooden columns and exposed brick juxtaposed against bright pops of color and shiny metals left us with a home that was as eclectic as it was inviting.” -Shannon McElroy, Carla’s A Classic Design
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Opening Spread: Pop art is the perfect complement to the exposed brick, while a contemporary chandelier hangs from the high ceilings. Underneath, a conversation pit was created using custom upholstered chairs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the ideal space to enjoy cocktails with friends or clients. Opposite Page: A foyer greets guests with unexpected colors and textures, while a modern light fixture plays nicely against the raw charm of the historic loft. Top Left: An open concept space was divided into definitive areas through creative furniture placement. The modern kitchen flows nicely into a contemporary dining room, where original wood beams offer character and authenticity. Below, Left: The master bedroom is brimming with rich textures and colors. Faux fur bed coverings are accented by a leather banquette at its foot, while a classically upholstered headboard anchors the room. The crowning jewel, however, is the statement wallpaper that accents the bedroom.
Above: A workspace with character includes an aluminum aviator’s chair and classic, rich wood desk. Playful artwork appoints the walls, as does an animal hide rug and quirky desk accessories.
Above: The loft’s main living space is both functional and fashion forward. Comfortable yet chic sofas face one another offering symmetry and optimal seating, while turquoise ottomans serve as the perfect pop of color. Mirrored coffee tables and modern light fixtures round out the space.
Furnishings and accessories throughout available at CARLA’S A CLASSIC DESIGN // CARLASACD.COM // 303.683.0372
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A grand estate, the Mediterranean Revival on 7th Avenue Parkway was originally built in 1911 for oilman Charles Orchard and his wife. Mabel. 930 East 7th Avenue Parkway is listed on the market for $3,900.000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; learn more at kerr-smithteam.com.
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A Grand ESTATE Words by BETSY MARR Photos by TERI FOTHERINGHAM
In a city known for its modernity, grand estates with rich history are rarified and revered. Yet along Denver’s Seventh Avenue corridor, homes that echo Colorado’s golden age dot the street with grace. Among them, one in particular stands tall – the Fisher and Fisher Estate. One of the city’s true gems, its present-day owners preserved it to design perfection. Situated on a half-acre site in the heart of an urban locale, the property alone is rare. At more than 11,000 square feet, the Mediterranean Revival beams with superlative pride. Its elaborate stonework and iron front gates give visitors a taste of what it might have been like to visit the home in 1911, the year it was constructed for oilman Charles Orchard and his wife, Mabel. Back then, the home was named for its builders and the kings of Denver architecture, brothers William and Arthur Fisher. Responsible for the city’s growth from 1892 all the way into the late 1970s, Fisher and Fisher built hundreds of grand structures, with more than 50 standing today on the National Register of Historic Places. The home at 930 East Seventh Avenue is one such structure. Naturally, a dwelling that has more than a century behind it can become outdated and lose its charm. Yet homeowners Susie and Don Law not only maintained its integrity, but also renovated it to a place of contemporary comfort. “I loved several things about the property immediately,” Susie Law explains. “The east to west layout gave plenty of southern sunlight, the entry was just the right size and most importantly, it can handle a large crowd for entertaining.” Indeed, entertaining was of the utmost importance for the homeowners. As the founders of Californiabased Law Estate Wines, hosting tastings and sharing their varietals with friends and clients is a frequent occasion. To accommodate the oenophiles’ extensive wine collection, a cellar in the home’s subterranean floor boasts ample space, along with a tasting area. Nearby, a completely remodeled entertaining space and billiards room makes for enjoyable evenings. Also a gathering place for friends and family, the estate’s kitchen is both grand and welcoming, with a decidedly French Country aesthetic. Elsewhere in the nine-bedroom abode, stately columns, stunning woodwork and a dramatic double staircase evoke its rich history while remaining both livable and contemporary – all in the very heart of the city. “Being able to live in such a historic home on such a private, large lot right between downtown and Cherry Creek has been a blessing,” Law says. “It was the perfect lifestyle for us, and perfect place to spend time with those we love.” ➺
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Above: A spacious wine cellar and tasting room host many gatherings for the homeowners, who founded California-based Law Estate Wines. Far Left: A large country kitchen was built by the homeowners, who love to cook and entertain. Fine materials were used, evoking a French Country aesthetic. Left: The home was perfectly restored, including its magnificent original woodwork. Here, a sunlit family room offers a casual respite in the seemingly formal abode.
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The home on Albion Street is equal parts casual and refined. A sprawling ranch, it was originally built in a mid-century traditional style and recreated for a modern, active young family.
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Personality PLUS Words by BETSY MARR Photos by THOMAS ELLIS Design by KATIE WOLFE AGRON
SOME HOMES SIMPLY BRIM WITH CHARACTER. From unexpected colors to playful textiles, they ooze personality at every turn. And so it goes with this Cherry Hills Village charmer. Built for an active family with three small boys, the space was designed with both durability and décor in mind. The mid-century traditional dwelling, which was taken down to the studs and renovated from top to bottom, was a thoughtful reflection of its residents, both young and young at heart. “When we first walked the home, it was long forgotten and without consistency. Each room seemed to be designed for a different person. It really made no sense,” Wolfe Design House principal Katie Agron explains. “We started from scratch and simply looked at it as a perimeter shape, reconfiguring the entire floorplan.” With that, Agron and her team created a home very specific to the client’s lifestyle. A bedroom wing where mom and dad could be close to their boys was paramount, as was a casual living area adjacent to an expansive country kitchen. For more formal moments, a dining room was built with cleverly hidden walk in closets for wine and fine china. Yet perhaps the home’s brightest space is its pool cabana – replete with a guest suite, television room and full kitchen – all within the same footprint. “The pool cabana perfectly captured the essence of the client and the home. It’s happy, friendly and just as appropriate for hosting children’s birthday parties as it is for hosting elegant dinner parties.” The use of bright colors and bold fabrics continued throughout the rest of the home, with red, navy and green (mom’s favorite colors) serving as a common thread. Fabrics and finishes that were as sturdy as they were stunning were chosen in every room, with each square foot lovingly designed to suit the homeowner’s tastes. Reclaimed barn wood accents, sourced from a Wyoming ranch, blended perfectly with classic textiles and furnishings. “The family loves the outdoors so we combined bright primary colors with natural materials like raw wood and Italian marble,” Agron says. “Adding strong elements like solid iron doors in the master bath and large iron light fixtures gave the home a substantial backdrops for the playful fabrics and wallpapers.” Another one of the home’s most notable spaces is the master suite. While steps away from the children’s bedrooms, it was laid out in a way that exudes a level of intimacy and luxury reminiscent of a boutique hotel. A fireplace and lounge area served as a focal point in the main bedroom area, while an over-the-top master bath boasted top of the line, innovative materials. Nearby, his and hers walk in closets, each with their own distinctive design, gave the homeowners plenty of storage as well as private, personalized escapes. “Creating one big, open concept home to fit the client’s lifestyle while still defining separate spaces wasn’t simple, yet ultimately came together very well. The home works for them now, and will seamlessly take them into the future.”
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This Page: A dining room boasting lacquered navy walls and reclaimed barnwood wainscoting is well appointed with a Georgian chandelier from Visual Comfort, Baker Dining Table and Lee Jofa Navy Toile Window Treatments. Hidden doors opposite each side of the fireplace reveal a wine room and china closet Opposite Page: A large country kitchen and adjacent wet bar and coffee station are light and airy. A Carrara marble countertop is accented by navy tile liners from Waterworks to frame the range backsplash. Lee Industries counter stools are the perfect pop of color, while Hudson Valley Lanterns round out the space.
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Domestic Bliss | PERSONALITY PLUS “The family loves the outdoors so we combined bright primary colors with natural materials like reclaimed barn wood and Italian marble.” – Katie Wolfe Agron
Left: An expansive master suite gives mom and dad a private place to retreat. Cowtan & Tout window treatments add personality to the space, as do Lee Industries chairs covered in Manuel Canovas polka dot ikat fabric. Above: The master bathroom makes a true statement where rustic blends perfectly with refined. Agron designed the iron shower doors based on those she had seen at New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenwich Hotel.
Above: The pool cabana bathroom brims with charm at every turn. A tropical inspired wallpaper from Thibaut is accented by custom mirrors made from reclaimed wood. Kravet’s cabana stripe fabric in green and white frames the changing room and shower. Opposite Page, Top: A casual television room in the cabana featured reclaimed wood beams and playful fabric accents. Opposite Page, Bottom: A full kitchen was built inside the cabana to make poolside entertaining fun and functional. Cabinets and window trim were painted in a bright green high gloss color from Benjamin Moore, while Quadrille’s Volpi wallpaper in navy creates impact and cheer.
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Above: Three young boys each inspired the design of individual yet cohesive bedroom spaces that were playful and creative. Far Left: A bathroom perfectly suited for active little guys features an oversized walk in shower with Penny Tile in Atlantis from Waterworks and Quadrille Edo Wallpaper in Navy. Left: A powder room packed with punch! Navy ikat wallpaper and a navy painted vanity delight and surprise guests.
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eorgia Gallagher is a city girl in every sense. Having spent her formative years growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut, she was fascinated by the allure of New York from moment one. “I always loved dressing up and going to ‘the city.’ I was so excited by the diversity and energy - everything was beautiful and exhilarating to me.” After college, Georgia made her way west, ultimately landing in Denver in 1994. Since then, the wellknown real estate professional has lived in six different loft buildings downtown and a single-family home in Curtis Park, giving her an unparalleled perspective on downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
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As one of the most rapidly growing metro areas in the country, Denver is transforming by the day. Georgia feels that it’s incredibly important to support the efforts of entrepreneurs and locally owned businesses to ensure Denver grows in a direction that welcomes creativity and fosters projects that enhance our city. The more innovative Denver becomes, the more valuable its real estate will be. Now, more than ever, understanding the nuances of Denver is critical to a successful real estate purchase. “Our city is becoming so vibrant, with things such as new mixed use developments, creative businesses and expanding public transportation options. This makes the neighborhoods and areas surrounding them even more special and more coveted,” she explains.
As someone who is ensconced in the heart of the city, Georgia knows that the neighborhood is just as important as the home. In a city that’s becoming increasingly diversified, choosing a neighborhood that speaks to a client’s personality and lifestyle is just as important as the features of the home itself.
home’s face value and help a client realize its potential. Oftentimes, this helps her reveal the hidden gems hiding behind dated décor or undesirable floor plans. Georgia has built her business around a genuine, honest approach to residential real estate. The consummate professional, she
“JUST LIKE PEOPLE, NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE PERSONALITIES. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF MY PROCESS IS HELPING A CLIENT FIND THAT FIT.” “There are so many fantastic enclaves in Denver and it is gratifying and inspiring to help people find the one that is best suited for them.”
loves what she does and it shows. Her strong work ethic, superior intuition and integrity have earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and loyal clientele.
For Georgia, real estate is about getting to know her clients and how they live, and uncovering properties that speak to both their vision and their values. “I love to meet with clients and figure out their true selves. Once I understand them, I can find a home that speaks to the intangibles – the items that you can’t really place on a checklist.”
“When a client is new to the process or hasn’t done it in a while, they rely on me to guide them in the right direction and I take that seriously. Hearing that they are happy after they close is what inspires me and keeps me going. Knowing that I helped someone start the next chapter of their life means everything to me.”
What’s more, her vision extends far beyond that of many brokers. As a former interior designer, Georgia is able to see past a
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It's a poolside fête reminiscent of a bygone era. Cocktails and canapés meet caftans and haute couture. Come along as we entertain al fresco with a menu as decadent as the colorful garb donned by our happy couples.
Cheese Straws, Pinwheels & Tasty Tidbits Strawberry Broth, Cucumbers & Black Olives New Crudité Plate & Persian Yogurt Dip Colorado Cheese Ball Julia Child Shish Kabobs Deviled Eggs & Crabmeat with Stand Up Bacon Chive Oil, Pine Nuts & Octopus Mini Potatoes BBQ Shrimp Cocktail Cucumber Lily Wheels with Hot Smoked Salmon & Fried Capers Sardine Toasts Cucumber and Avocado Tartare with Raita and Poppyseed Breadsticks Parma Prosciutto Roses & Honeydew Elderflower Canapé Ambrosia Reimagined Citrus Jello Wedge
Tom Collins Blue Lagoon Margarita Deconstructed Daiquiri
Crostini, bruschetta, toasts... you have heard them all in the last few decades, but the original was the canapé. A delicious little something on top of some other delicious little something. Finger size tidbits, dips, spreads and crunchy crudite... they’re the ultimate crowd pleasers for a pool party that’s fun and chic. -Chef Linda Hampsten Fox
PREVIOUS PAGES On the Ladies: Trina Turk Sleeveless Printed Shirt Dress, $248; Spare Drawer Designs Love Knot Earrings, $38; Prada Baroque Brow-Bar Sunnies, $350; Jimmy Choo Wedge Heels via Styletribe; Nanette Lepore Sleeveless Mock Eyelet Shift, $598; Cocotay Vintage Earrings; On the Gentlemen: Etro Jacquard Two Button Blazer, $1,895; Robert Graham Barstow Shirt, $198; Peter Millar Twill Shorts, $95; Ermenegildo Zegna Linen Shirt, $206; Peter Millar Winston Shorts, $85
On the Ladies: Trina Turk Theodora Dress, $288; Cocotay Vintage Earrings; Nanette Lepore Long Sleeve Embroidered Linen Shift Dress, $256; Cocotay Vintage Earrings On the Gentlemen: Mr. Turk Montego Bay Swim Trunk, $118; Mr. Turk Montego Bay Swim Trunk, $127
Tip: Ask your guests to dress for the occasion! Embrace color and adorn yourself with vintage baubles to set the tone.
Skewered BBQ Shrimp Cocktail An unexpected twist, shrimp cocktail is usually cold, served with red sauce. Using the same flavor profiles, we grilled the shrimp and served it with summer vegetables and a white cocktail sauce. Simply elegant!
~ Part. 1: White Cocktail Sauce 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish A few drops of Worcestershire 1 drop of Tabasco sauce Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until serving
~ Part. 2: BBQ Shrimp Skewers (For wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for ten minutes before using)
20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on 2 Kaffir lime leaves 1/4 cup coarse sea salt Olive oil Squeeze of fresh lemon 1 small zucchini, thinly shaved into long pieces 1 cup fresh sweet peas 1 cup edamame, shelled and blanched 1 small bunch mint, leaves torn into small pieces Chives, thinly minced Sea salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil Prepare each skewer by threading 5 large shrimp on each. In a mortar or a spice grinder, crumble or grind the Kaffir lime leaves with the salt. Sprinkle each kebab generously with the salt and drizzle with olive oil. On a very hot grill, cook the shrimp a couple of minutes on each side until nicely charred. In a medium size bowl, combine the peas, edamame, mint, chives, salt and pepper, mixing carefully. Add the olive oil and mix again. Serve the vegetables on a platter topped with zucchini shavings. Place the warm shrimp skewers on top and garnish with more fresh mint, chives and several lemon wedges. Serve with white cocktail sauce.
On the Gentleman: Peter Millar Inca Paisley Print Swim Shorts Light Blue, $85; Burberry Jeffries Check Swim Trunks Red, $295 On the Lady (at right): Haute Hippie Lace Caravan Collared High-Low Blouse, $365
Tip: Inexpensive beach balls en masse make for whimsical pool party dĂŠcor, as do vintage patio chairs from your favorite second hand source.
Blue Lagoon Margaritas Once a summer favorite, this aqua-colored drink features blue Curacao and is simple to make as well as refreshing. We like this drink on the slushy side. 1/2 cup tequila blanco 1/2 cup blue Curacao 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 cup frozen limeade Shaved ice Lime slices and course sea salt for the rim Mix tequila, blue Curacao, limejuice and frozen limeade together, stirring well. Pour onto shaved ice and garnish as desired.
Garbarini Camilla Caftan $600; Chloe Jayme Gradient Rounded Square Glasses $346; Cocotay Vintage Bracelet; Lanvin Ballet Flats via Styletribe; Garbarini Nicholas Dress; Styletribe Underground Eugenia Kim Hat; Cocotay Vintage Necklace; Oscar de la Renta Tassel Earrings, $395; Ralph Lauren Wedge Heels via Styletribe
Tip: The caftan is back! Once de rigueur for ladies of leisure, the breezy, bold and ultra comfortable frocks are being seen on modern mavens of style. Dress them down poolside with ballet flats or wear them to your next black tie affair with fine jewels and an ornamented wedge sandal.
Deconstructed Daiquiri A fabulous spin on a classic frozen drink. All the fun ingredients youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect presented in a modern cocktail creation. 1/2 cup very ripe mangos, chopped 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped in half 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 strip of lime zest 1 tablespoon Demerara sugar 2 ounces of silver rum
Muddle the mangos, strawberries, lime juice, lime zest and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or a large glass. Add the rum and stir. Fill with about 1 cup shaved ice and shake until foamy. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add additional ice as needed.
On the Ladies: Dolce & Gabbana Banana Print Midi Dress, $1,995; Oscar de la Renta Long Beaded Tassel Earrings, $395; Dolce & Gabbana Maiolica Shift Dress, $1,795; Oscar de la Renta Crystal Bee Earrings, $465; Cocotay Vintage Gold Bracelet On the Gentlemen: Robert Graham Rainbow Sport Shirt, $248; AG Sud Jeans, $178; Theory Sylvain Shirt, $175; Incotex Chinolino Trousers, $345
Cucumber Lilies with Hot Smoked Salmon and Fried Capers
Colorado Cheese Ball
The most classic canapé involved a cucumber slice topped with a salmon mousse. We thought we would update the dish with hot smoked salmon or cured lox, crisp capers and tart pickled red onions. A breakfast bagel favorite becomes a sophisticated anytime appetizer.
The ultimate reinvention of a poolside party pleaser! The original recipe is called a Hawaiian Cheese Ball and featured green peppers, pineapple and toasted pecans. We brought it home by using Colorado peaches, roasted poblanos and toasted pumpkin seeds.
1 large English cucumber, partially peeled, leaving some
2 8oz packages of cream cheese
green between peels, cut into rounds or shaped like a flower,
2 poblano peppers, roasted and coarsely chopped
about 8 1/2 thick pieces
3 green onions, coarsely chopped, including some of the
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
softer green tops
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
2 ripe peaches, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 / 2 pound hot smoked salmon or cured lox, as desired
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup crème fraiche
2 cups roasted pumpkin seeds, toasted and seasoned
1/4 cup capers
with sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil Fresh chives, dill or fennel fronds
Toss onions and vinegar together in a small bowl and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile fry capers in the olive oil, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon crème fraiche on each cucumber slice. Top with pieces of salmon, drained onions, fried capers and herbs. Serve immediately.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients, other than the toasted pumpkin seeds. Press together well, forming a ball. Place the toasted pumpkin seeds in a shallow bowl and roll the ball in the seeds pressing down slightly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Make the marshmallow meringue by melting the marshmallows and corn syrup together in a small pot over very low heat or a double boiler. Stir until smooth and let cool. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and yogurt together with the sugar. Spoon into parfait glasses and layer with kiwi and blueberries. Top with a dollop of marshmallow meringue and coconut slices. With a small kitchen torch brulee the coconut and marshmallow until golden brown. Garnish with mint. Serve immediately.
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They’re the makers and the visionaries. The dreamers and the doers. From interiors and architecture that wow to events that leave a lasting impression, these ladies epitomize great style. We’re sharing their must haves, must sees and must dos for a life well-lived.
Meet Colorado’s designing women.
by Betsy Marr Photos by Katie Brewer & Brent Moss
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ANDREA KORBER LAND+ SHELTER landandshelter.com
Andi Korber’s resume might be ornamented, but that doesn’t mean she’s not a fan of honest, down-to-earth design. “Homes are complex,” she explains. “There are lots of systems and needs for the users. I feel like it’s my job to make sure all of that works well, is maintainable and yet the sense of the space is light and calm.” Indeed, Andrea (Andi) has earned her rightful place as one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s top architects. A partner at Aspen’s Land+Shelter, she’s eternally dedicated to great design and a champion of the creative process. And with accolades that include an engineering and visual arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, it’s safe to say that she has both the education and the practical experience to bring a project to life with an unrivaled eye.
HER INSPIRATION… Right now, I’m drawn to… There’s a documentary coming out on Dieter Rams. I can’t wait to see it. Rams' "10 principles for good design" are as true today as they were 50 years ago.
What inspired you to become an architect? Architecture is a career I arrived at, not so much the result of any one moment of inspiration. I followed a love of design, art, and engineering into this path, and this career. It feels like the Andi-shaped place in the world.
Blog I follow…Sight Unseen:
(sightunseen.com // @_sightunseen_)
Design dos? A little flexibility in your vision will allow the project to talk to you, and you never know what comes of it. The unexpected things we didn’t know we’d get – that’s the good stuff.
My style can be described as… I like it minimal. Minimal is like an i-Phone - not exactly simple. An i-Phone is actually a complex machine, but the product design offers us a prism with one button and a big screen. User friendly, functional, and beautiful. I work in wood, glass, brick, and concrete – but the principal of minimalism translates.
Architecture book I love… Structure as Space: Engineering and Architecture in the Works of Jurg Conzett
First thing you ever designed? In elementary school art class on “clay” day – the tables were covered in canvas when we walked in the room. My heart would burst from pure joy at the sight – the memory is so powerful. I made a pinch pot - that was my first design experience. I think pottery is a perfect introduction to design. Design 101.
Favorite thing you’ve ever designed? I worked on a home for a local artist that is still a touchstone favorite.
City that stole my heart… Portland, Maine. A food scene, the ocean, a college, old world, progressive, lobster rolls. That, and I’m embarrassingly preppy.
Favorite building in Colorado? In the world? The Clyfford Still Museum in Denver is incredible and The Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza is something I’d love to see. But the original Edgewood Yacht Club in Rhode Island perfectly navigated that land/ocean edge and is just magic in my mind’s eye – what buildings should be – a big wrap around deck and the sound of seagulls. Sadly, despite its waterfront locale, the building was lost to fire. It’s being rebuilt right now and I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll find a new love.
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KIMBERLY JAMERSON K STUDIOS DESIGN kstudiosdesign.com
Designing may very well be part of Kimberly Jamerson’s DNA. In fact, some of her earliest memories center on interior décor. “I used to drive my parents crazy by moving furniture and accessories around their living room,” she laughs. Fast forward several decades and the celebrated Denver-based designer is at the top of her game. After earning her degree in interior design from Colorado State University, Kimberly continued her studies in fine art and interior architecture – two areas in which she is deeply passionate. From there, she began her career with H + L Architecture before eventually moving into the world of entrepreneurship with the opening of K Studios Design. Today, she helms a small team who works on both commercial and residential design projects. Yet regardless of the size or scope, Kimberly sticks to one overlying credo – keep it simple. “Simplicity in design is so beautiful. It allows the architecture to shine through and gives the eye a moment to appreciate each piece of furniture, each piece of art and every accessory. Simple design that can stand on its own is truly great design.”
interior designer HER INSPIRATION… Instagram account I follow… I love Kelly Wearstler. Although her style is opposite of mine, I’m inspired by her bold, in your face approach to design. (kellywearstler.com // @kellywearstler)
What inspired you to open your own design shop? I truly believe that we should all love the lives we live. Starting my own design practice gave me the freedom and autonomy to work on jobs I really enjoy. That notion means everything to me.
Designers I admire…
Top design dos?
David Hicks and Victoria Hagan
Edit, edit, edit. Start from the top and then pare down. It can be tough, but be willing to take items out in order for the stars to really shine through.
Top design don’ts? Don’t over-design. Showing restraint is a hallmark of great design.
My style can be described as… Simple elegance. Timeless. I aim to create a space with spirit and emotion through a mix of old and new. My designs blend the texture of natural elements with vintage pieces.
Favorite online source for furnishings? AREA and Vieux in Houston
What's inspiring you now? Travel has always been my main source of inspiration. I just got back from a trip to Vancouver, Canada – such a gorgeous part of the world filled with natural beauty. Nothing is more stunning that when the mountains and the sea collide.
Favorite place to shop locally? Town and John Brooks
First thing you ever designed? My bedroom when I was 13. I cut up a bunch of old fabrics from a bag of clothes my mom was giving to Goodwill and used them as a wall treatment and backdrop to posters.
Must-have home accessory? Art that you connect with and brings emotion to your space. And fresh flowers, always.
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JAALA SHELDON JAALA’S PARTY PANTRY jaalaspartypantry.com
Jaala Sheldon celebrates every day as though it were a holiday. For her, the details aren’t the details, they’re the main event. “I love all the little nuances of a party. I obsess over them,” she admits. “Pulling a theme together and customizing it to the nth degree. That’s what I am all about.” What began as a career in fashion (Jaala worked in design for names like Patagonia, Esprit and Tehema, the golf apparel collection of movie legend Clint Eastwood) eventually led to a career in party planning. Knowing that a family was on the horizon, she made the leap into uncharted entrepreneurial waters with the launch of Jaala’s Jewels, where she crafted and retailed eclectic accessories. All the while, the Colorado native dabbled in event planning, eventually melding the two into the company she helms today.
party planner HER INSPIRATION…
Right now, I’m drawn to… I can get inspired for an entire party by just one item, like the pineapple ceramic cups I found while working on a luau party. How fun would an all pineapple party be?
What inspired you to launch Jaala’s Party Pantry? I love all the details of a party and started collecting things that fit well into entertaining. That pantry grew and grew and I realized I wanted to share it with my friends, family and clients. It really helps make events cohesive and it's easy to grab my special things to fill in gaps at parties.
Party planning dos? Give yourself plenty of time to set up all the fun details and spend a few extra dollars to give a party favor that will be useful and treasured.
Instagram account I follow… Camp Wandawega (@campwandawega)
Party planning don’ts? Don't go overboard on details. Sometimes, like accessorizing, it's good to take off one item. I also think it's important to devise a back up plan if you're having a party outside. We all know how unpredictable Colorado weather can be. Most of all, don't get hung up on perfection. Relax and enjoy the perfectly imperfect.
Must-have party accessory…
My style can be described as…
Oversized confetti filled balloons
For parties, I like to keep it classy. It's easy to get cheesy. I try to bring in natural elements, maintain a simple color scheme and use quality products.If you're going to do it, do it right.
Favorite party you’ve planned? One of my favorite parties was also one of the simplest and most inexpensive. It was my son’s 5th birthday and the theme was BYOB – bring your own box. Invitations were on brown cardboard and come party time, the kids each decorated a box. We provided lots of colorful tape, markers, scissors and a design idea book. The pint-size party guests got creative with robots, boats, airplanes and homes. We even made cardboard box tables to eat on. The piñata was a cardboard box with UPS inspired boxes inside and each child's Lego party favor was addressed on a mailing label wrapped in brown paper.
Favorite online source for party wares… Shop Sweet Lulu
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HOW ONE COLORADO COMPANY TRANSFORMED A DATED HILLSIDE HOME INTO THE MOST OPULENT VILLA ON THE ISLAND OF ST. BARTHS REIGN â&#x20AC;¢ SUMMER 2016
A saltwater basin, waterfall and custom walkway greets guests to Vue de Rêves upon arrival at the home’s entry.
Some properties exceed even the loftiest expectations. They ignite the senses and defy every notion of what a home most typically is. Simply put, they are art. Vue de Rêves, the most recent and most stately villa in Denverbased Cuvée’s portfolio, is one such home. Taking the lessons learned from more than two decades of luxury real estate development and renovation, founder Larry Mueller’s vision was to build a space not on its surroundings but instead, around them. A space that would encapsulate everything the Cuvée brand had become – namely luxurious, distinctive, thoughtful and unrivaled. “When I first set eyes on this property, I knew it would become our piece de resistance,” Mueller explains. “It was an extremely dated home, but on perhaps the most spectacular piece of land I had ever seen. With views of the Baie de St. Jean and Nikki Beach at every turn, it was the canvas of our dreams.” With that, the aptly named Vue de Rêves (or View of Dreams) began to take shape. Yet much like the very model that is Cuvée, the construction process was anything but average. While the island of St. Barths is extremely beautiful, it is also extremely insulated, translating to architecture that is homogenous. Builders and designers native to the island all possess a relatively narrow perspective of the craft, with blueprints around St. Barths looking and feeling similar from one to the next. Vue de Rêves is anything but. From concept to completion, the land itself guided the home’s development and design. Acutely aware of the property’s potential, Mueller and a team of Cuvée investors purchased Vue de Rêves (which sits on almost an acre of land) in 2013. Yet it remained untouched for nearly eighteen months while he and his guests lived in the space, gaining a genuine understanding of how it functioned. The team ensconced themselves in the subtleties of the home, paying particular attention to how light enters each area, from sunrise to sunset and every hour in between. The way the natural glow moved throughout the space dictated the placement of windows, the direction of furnishings and even the division of rooms themselves. Every detail - from sight to smell to sound - impacted the experience. It’s a notion that Mueller calls “designing as you go” and it personifies the very essence of his growing real estate portfolio. “We weren’t looking to simply renovate a luxury home. We wanted to create a piece of art that was built to enhance the property’s natural assets,” he says. “It took us three years because for the first half of the process, we were absorbing the space and all that it was. It takes a very intimate level of understanding in order to get it right and with Vue de Rêves, we did that.” One of the most dramatic examples of Mueller’s design philosophy is the expansive infinity pool. “The property has the island’s most incredible views of the Baie de St. Jean. As the water breaks, the colors morph – blues, turquoise, aqua – they’re colors you’ve never seen before and they change every day,” he describes. “We wanted the home’s swimming pool to reflect this.” To do so, the Cuvée design team utilized a unique stone that would mimic the sea below, spending months hand selecting and hand laying each and every piece of stone. The end result is one stunning body of water perched on top of another, with a layout that acutely complements the colors from below.
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Backdropped by a rushing natural stone waterfall, the pool also incorporates a sunken lounge and fire feature (the island’s first) built in such a way that guests feel as though they are lounging on top of the sea. To continue the al fresco opulence while maintaining the home’s Caribbean charm, the team imported a very rare Brazilian wood – the only in existence that is resistant to high humidity – and built a 4,000 squarefoot deck. “The ability to have a real wood deck juxtaposed against the natural stone of the pool allowed us to create warmth in the midst of an otherwise contemporary space, something that was paramount to preserving the home’s authenticity,” Mueller says. “We wanted this home to speak to all of the senses – from the way the breeze feels on the skin to the way the crashing waves sound – this was about so much more than great design.” Even the fragrance is special. With a property that is thirty years old, mature vegetation and incredible flowers gave the team a setting that could never be replicated in newer construction sites. Because the project was selected wholly because of its unique topography, building an interior that flowed naturally into its exterior was a top priority. In particular, the wine cave at Vue de Rêves is a sight to behold, and one that was constructed using a painstaking yet remarkable approach. The home, which is built into the hillside, afforded access to rare and beautiful natural granite. Instead of building over it, Mueller and his team embraced the elevation itself as the backdrop, enclosing the area in glass and adding modern temperature controls within. “Because it’s a true, natural rock, water seeps out which creates brilliant colors. It takes a wine cave that would be extraordinary in its own right and magnifies it with organic beauty.” Likewise, the kitchen at Vue de Rêves is both rare and impressive. The Cuvée team used the island’s French influences and casual Caribbean vibe to design a culinary space like no other. Contemporary cabinets were hand made in Portugal, while La Cornue appliances, all of which are constructed piece by piece in Bordeaux, serve as show-stopping accoutrement. A process that took years to complete, the La Cornue craftsmen (who refer to themselves as culinary architects) believe in an old world approach to new world cuisine, and their line is privy to the world’s most exquisite kitchens.
Left: The home boasts more than 4,000 square feet of authentic wood decking, all made with a rare Brazilian wood designed to withstand the island’s oftentimes high humidity. Middle: Vue de Rêves’ living areas all focus on an outdoorin aesthetic and functionality, seamlessly blending the al fresco spaces with the home’s interiors. Below: Perhaps the home’s most impressive feature is the thoughtful infinity swimming pool. Each piece of tile and stone was hand selected and placed to perfectly mimic the color and motion of the sea below.
Right: Sweeping views of the Baie de St. Jean are ever-present throughout the villa. Middle, Left: A true chef’s kitchen with classic French influences boasts a La Cornue island with iconic metal rail. Middle, Right and Below: The home’s wine cave is both exceptional and unique. Cuvée’s team built Vue de Rêves’ around the exterior’s natural granite, embracing the stone as the backdrop for a collection as beautiful as its environment.
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To continue the outside-in appeal, Mueller and the Cuvée design team built an entry that would evoke an appropriate first impression for an estate like Vue de Rêves. Upon approach, a waterfall feature flows into a saltwater basin. Above it, a bridge was constructed which guests walk across to enter the space. Once inside, the home boasts five master en suites on four different levels, ensuring maximum privacy for its guests. Naturally, each room was designed to optimize its adjacent al fresco spaces – from outdoor garden showers to a spa and yoga pavilion in the Upper Guest Villa. “We created very sensual spaces, all based around the direction of the room, the way the sunlight beams in and the way the breezes flow,” Mueller explains. “These aren’t amenities one could add from a simple blueprint. It took living in the space and developing a true understanding of its nuances to deliver such unique and thoughtfully designed elements.” Thoughtful indeed, even the fabrics and materials throughout Vue de Rêves were selected with great intention. In fact, sailcloth from a local St. Barths company and cabling like that of a boat’s mast were made into sun shades under which guests can relax – a far cry from even the most luxurious umbrellas. It’s details such as this that took a once dated home and transformed it into the most remarkable piece of architecture on the island, and the prize of Cuvée’s ornamented portfolio. “Vue de Rêves really does personify who we are and what we do. Cuvée doesn’t churn out cookie cutter renovations. We create spaces that are meaningful and that appeal to the senses. Homes that integrate the very best artisans in the world in a way that could never be emulated,” Mueller finishes. “The end result is a property that is art. One that remains in your memory for years to come. That’s what our homes mean to us and what we hope they will become for our guests.”
Top: No detail was overlooked at Vue de Rêves. Guests are offered shade from the warm Caribbean sun by way of custom sailcloth installations, which use the same material found on the island’s stunning seacraft. Middle: Furnishings and fabrics were all custom selected and made with special thought to each piece. Right: Fire features were installed throughout the outdoor spaces. Vue de Rêves is the first residence on the island to showcase the elements in such a way, fire included.
THE ISLAND OF ST. BARTHS IS ONE BRIMMING WITH FRENCH SOPHISTICATION AND CARIBBEAN CHARM ALIKE. Gustavia
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With Vue de Rêve’s prime location above famed Eden Rock Resort (the Caribbean’s finest), nearby options for dining are plentiful. The resort itself, which boasts a quirky and well-curated art collection, is a must see while on the island and the aptly named Sand Bar is ideal for a casual lunch. For dinner, try On The Rocks, which offers a fine dining experience in keeping with the quality for which Eden Rock is known. While on property, check out the 1930s style Greta Garbo Suite, where Hollywood glam abounds and where the late starlet hid away from the bright lights and big city.
An island as chic as St. Barths is bound to be fraught with fashionable retail options. In Gustavia, boutiques line the three major shopping streets. Quai de la République rivals Rodeo Drive and Madison Avenue with familiar names like Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Eres and Hermès. And while yes, these are well known brands, the St. Barths iterations often carry items that are not available in the States. The ultimate in luxury shopping experiences, however, takes place in the confines of Cuvée’s Vue De Rêves, where a representative from Louis Vuitton will arrive to present a private in-villa trunk show.
On Shell Beach (a must-visit where picture perfect seashells dot the coastline), Do Brazil dishes up the best ceviche in St. Barths along with some of the best people watching to boot. Plus, it’s owned by French singer and tennis star Yannick Noah.
A bit more off the beaten path nestled in the Villa Creole shopping plaza of Saint Jean is Filles Des Îles. This charming boutique is locally owned and offers a bit of everything for the island lifestyle – from niche brand clothing, to statement baubles to leather bags and sandals.
In Gustavia (the quaint shopping district), dining options are plentiful. Do as the locals do and hit up La Cantina for reasonably priced salads and tartars, or take it up a notch at Le Sapotillier where traditional French fare is perhaps at its finest. Also have a cheeseburger in paradise at Le Select, which is rumored to have inspired the famous Jimmy Buffet tune. Just outside the village, there’s Maya’s. Reservations are a must at the ever-popular and eclectic Creole eatery. We, however, love Maya’s To Go, the take out iteration that packs provisions for breakfast and lunch – the ideal way to picnic on the beach.
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Play No trip to St. Barths is complete without an afternoon spent at Eden Rock Spa by Ligne – a locally owned apothecary line. Opt for an al fresco massage either on the Spa Deck or beachside. St. Barths is perhaps best explored by sea, and Captain Miguel of St. Barth Sailor will help you do exactly that. Enjoy a catamaran sail for the day where snorkeling among massive corals in full bloom, sea turtles and tropical fish is the norm. Then, enjoy a glass of French Rosé as you watch the sun set from the boat’s deck. Back on land, a drive through picturesque Grand Fond is one you won't find in most tourist guides. The stunning coastline is one that offers views unlike others on the island. Rocky beaches and weathered coral offer an experience you won't soon forget.
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Alice + Olivia Kaley Cotton Minidress, $440 aliceandolivia.com
Paolita Mayflower String Bikini, $230 calypsostbarth.com
Castaner Cala Fringed Espadrilles, $200 net-a-porter.com
Aspiga Starfish Beaded Sandal, $1145 calypsostbarth.com
Sophie Anderson Canasta Crocheted Tote, $435 net-a-porter.com
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ailing isn’t the first outdoor activity that comes to mind when someone thinks of Colorado. In the words of Sir Walter Scott, “He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.” For what greater obstacle can there be to sailing than being far from coastal waters? Yet despite being landlocked, our state has a surprisingly robust scene for those who love to sail. From in-town yacht clubs at Cherry Creek Reservoir to those stationed across the state in Aspen and Grand Lake, the options are both picturesque and plentiful. Sailing, it seems, isn’t only a hobby for coastal dwellers.
Community Sailing of Colorado Community Sailing of Colorado is on a mission to make sailing in Colorado accessible to all, and they offer summer sailing classes for kids ages five to seventeen on Boulder and Cherry Creek Reservoirs. They also offer adult sailing classes and youth race teams. Their overall vibe is one of inclusion—there are scholarships for their youth programs, free bi-weekly family sail nights during the summer months, and their outreach programs include ELEVATE adaptive sailing, which provides sailing excursions for those with physical and cognitive disabilities (their first adaptive sailing partners came from Craig Hospital). Their goal is to provide students with a safe place to learn basic and advanced sailing techniques with both practical and theoretical skills including navigation, docking, and boat handling and safety. Students of all ages will learn self-confidence, decision making and communication skills, safety and self-sufficiency. 303.757.7718 communitysailing.org
Denver Sailing Association Calling Cherry Creek Marina home, the Denver Sailing Association are the hosts of the annual Rocky Mountain Shootout/ Hornblower Regatta (held in May) and the Governor’s Cup Regatta, held each September at Cherry Creek Reservoir. From April to October, the DSA has a serious racing program that attracts sailing enthusiasts from around the state, as they partner with other clubs for races in places near and far, from Chatfield to Reudi Reservoirs. Their fleet includes J/24s, U20s, Santana 20s, Lightnings
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and Lasers, and on Wednesday and Thursday nights, you’ll find them on the water, racing keelboats and dinghies. Young sailors are encouraged to race with the Denver Sailing Association, too. Along with Community Sailing of Colorado, they host a Junior Race Team, where younger sailors perfect their racing skills. denversailing.org
Victoria Sailing School Victoria (which got its start in Victoria, British Columbia and relocated when Captain James Cook fell in love with a Coloradoan on vacation) is the state’s oldest and largest sailing school. It was established in 1986 to teach landlocked Coloradoans that sailing is sailing regardless of what body of water you’re on. Since then, Victoria Sailing School has literally taught thousands of students to sail on J/22s, culminating their learning experience in a 48-hour cruise on a Bareboat Chartering course out of Marina del Rey, California. They also offer students a unique boat share option, where members can have a J/22 time share on several Colorado lakes at a fraction of normal boat ownership costs. Classes range from keelboat sailing to celestial navigation and spinnaker sailing, with internationally recognized sailing certification programs. 303.697.7433 victoriasailingschool.com
Salty Dog Sailing Club Salty Dog is Denver’s sailing club dedicated to socializing and sharing a love of sailing singles or couples - whether you own a boat or not. The club hosts about a dozen day and weekend sails at lakes around the state, with no official home base. Three day sails happen on bodies of water like Granby Lake, Lake Dillon, and Pueblo, but may include out of state excursions to places like Lake McConaughy in Nebraska. The Salty Dogs also organize blue water expeditions to far-off places like the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, traveling and sailing together. Playing on the social aspect of this club, members also attend events and take outings together on dry land, like a recent performance of The Scarlet Letter at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. saltydog.org
Boulder Valley Sail & Power Squadron The Colorado charter of the United States Power Squadrons since 1977, this club has activities year-round, dedicated to safe and enjoyable expeditions, whether it be sailing or power boating. Based on the camaraderie of fellow boaters, the Squadron hosts several boating excursions on lakes across the state each season, but also bi-annual trips out of state (past trips have included Catalina Island in California). There are monthly meetings, seminars on sailing topics, and social events like pot lucks and camping trips. Eight to ten-week classes cover topics like weather, sailing and seamanship. bvsps.org
Union Sailing Club Situated on Longmont’s Union Reservoir, this conveniently-located club hosts racing and family sailing events throughout the season. The picnic grounds at the marina are home to weekly Sunday barbeques, and the marina includes a swim beach (with a separate swim area for Fido), a campground and a playground. Their club philosophy is based on the four C’s: Community, Camaraderie, Coaching, and Competition. Union Sailing Club hosts Sunday and Wednesday races from May through September, with snipes, lasers, butterflies, mutineers and buccaneers being popular on the water. The club also has several regattas throughout the season, with the Oktoberfest bringing sailors from around the state. Private lessons from a certified sailing instructor are also on the docket and club members can enjoy boat rental privileges. unionsailingclub.com
Carter Lake Sailing Club Carter Lake Sailing Club officially started more than 60 years ago at Sloan’s Lake as the Denver Sailing Club, which was a popular activity in the Mile High City post-WWII. By the 1950s, overcrowding on Sloan’s Lake drove members to pioneer a marina at Loveland’s Carter Lake, where the group pitched in to create today’s amenities. Nowadays, Carter Lake Sailing Club hosts the Carter Lake Open regatta each June, plus a junior sailing program that holds its own regatta throughout the season. sailcarter.org
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!” - Mark Twain
Grand Lake Yacht Club At 8,366 feet, Grand Lake Yacht Club was once officially recognized as the world’s highest yacht club. It also boasts quite a history. Founded in 1902, Grand Lake’s summer residents gathered for sailing and socializing, but by 1911, they agreed on the need for a proper clubhouse, designed by Denver architect (and Grand Lake summer dweller) Aaron Gove. By 1912, the clubhouse on the north shore of Grand Lake was in use, centered around a large stone fireplace in the party room upstairs. The club house remains largely unchanged, and their annual regatta, the Lipton Cup, is the highlight of Regatta Week. The race got its name from Sir Thomas J. Lipton of tea fortune and fame, also a skilled yachtsman, who donated an ornate silver cup to the Grand Lake Yacht Club as the prize for their annual race. Today’s club members enjoy social activities and sailing events alike on Colorado’s largest natural lake all summer long. GLYC teaches sailing, and also has a non-profit foundation that supports youth sailing education and community outreach, fleet maintenance, and programs for the disabled. grandlakeyachtclub.com
Lake Granby Yacht Club A close second behind its neighbor, Grand Lake Yacht Club, the Lake Granby Yacht Club comes in at 8,260 feet in elevation, making it one of the world’s highest yacht clubs. The lake and its neighbors are at the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River, which leads all the way to Baja’s Sea of Cortez. The club has a serious interest in socializing and sharing a love of sailing, and they do have a couple of nationally competitive sailors among their ranks. The club runs both a spring and summer Saturday race series. Between the barbecues, parties and races, they also hold a monthly night time sailing event that takes place when there is a full moon. lakegranbyyachtclub.com
Peaks and Tides Located near Durango at Two Rivers Marina on Lake Navajo in Navajo State Park in Arboles, Peaks and Tides is a charming, close knit, and welcoming group that wants to share their love of sailing with locals and visitors alike. With Bella, a sailing black Labrador as their mascot, the Sail Durango group offers private individual and couple’s lessons, customized group lessons and children’s lessons, all with ASA certification available. Their chartered excursions include a morning sail, a brunch sail and a sunset cruise, all with an educational component. What's more, their blog will make you feel like you’re a part of the group. peaksandtides.com
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Dillon Yacht Club Surrounded by peaks topping out at more than 13,000 feet above sea level, the Dillon Yacht Club offers entertainment, yacht racing and sailing, food, and special events throughout the year. Their annual event, The Dillon Regatta, draws more than 100 participants. With a newly refurbished club house at their Marina, their summer season kicks off with a Spring Social on Memorial Day. Their youth sailing program, for kids ages ten to seventeen, is a camp-like program to get kids into racing—the group participates in regattas around the state. dillonyachtclub.com
Dillon Marina Sailing School Dillon Marina Sailing School is ASA certified and its classes will prepare you for sailing anywhere. Lake Dillon has been rated one of the world’s best sailing destinations, with challenging winds and beautiful scenery. The sailing school’s pro instructors have decades of experience in everything from basic to advanced technique. Start with ASA 101 Basic Keelboat certification (or take a refresher course) where you’ll learn terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and navigation. The school offers these classes for couples, groups or team building. Private and weekend courses and day charters are also available. dillonmarina.com
Aspen Yacht Club For a place so near a city known for being luxe, the Aspen Yacht Club is distinctively low-key. First started in 1968, the club sails on the Reudi Reservoir in nearby Basalt with a special permit from the forest service. For those who truly want an escape on the water, the club calls its best assets the lack of electricity, running water and cell phone service, so members really get away from it all, if even for an afternoon. Their annual regatta is the Aspen Open, featuring dinghy and keelboat racing with roughly 50 racers. (And sponsored by beloved local distillery, Woody Creek, in Basalt.) Sailing classes for the younger set are offered through Aspen Rec Center. These popular seven-week sessions sell out by mid-May, and start kids in a pool before moving on to the Reservoir. aspenyachtclub.com
“He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest Frisco Bay Marina On the 25-mile shoreline of the scenic 3,300 acre Dillon Reservoir sits Frisco Bay Marina, one of Summit County’s most beautiful places to sail. Right near Frisco’s charming Main Street, lakeside mountain living comes to life with boat and paddle sports rentals (Canoe, Kayak, and Paddle Board), fishing tours (they provide the gear, too!), classic boating tours of lake Dillon, a sandy beach, a playground, sailing lessons, and waterside dining at the Island Grill—all at 9,017 feet above sea level. townoffrisco.com
points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.” - Sir Walter Scott
While we're forever smitten with starlets, we love the cinema for more than the big names and bright lights. From blockbuster hits to vintage gems, the silver screen offers up inspiration galore for design lovers. And while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to pick just a handful, these films are must-sees for those who appreciate interiors. Consider them your go-tos for cinematic style.
by Betsy Marr
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THE LOOK: BRIMMING WITH CHARACTER AND A PECULIAR ALLURE, THE HOUSE OF TENENBAUM IS ODD, UNEXPECTED AND AS CHIC AS CAN BE.
PHOTOS COURTESY TOUCHSTONE PICTURES
Wes Anderson has an uncanny ability to present his films on sets that are ambiguously ageless and eternally inspired. So much so that the backdrops become secondary characters in Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quirky tales. Nowhere is this more apparent than at 111 Archer Avenue, the fictitious address where the delightfully dysfunctional Tenenbaum family resides in his 2001 indie hit, The Royal Tenenbaums. The wealthy, eccentric brood exudes old-world classicism with eclectic twists. From taxidermy to typewriters and fashionable wallcoverings to drippy chandeliers, The Royal Tenenbaums dishes up eye candy from every angle.
Booth & Williams, American Biographies Vintage Collection, $249; onekingslane.com // Vintique, Mounted Roe Deer Antlers, $359; onekingslane.com // Hermes, Vintage Birkin Bag, $22,500; similar at 1stdibs. com // Bradburn Gallery Aventino Chandelier, $3,360; bradburngallery. com // Scalamandre Zebra Wallcovering, $310 scalamandre.com // Royal Mercury Vintage Typewriter, $99; similar at ebay.com // La Maison Supreme, Antique Bar Cart, $3,695, onekingslane.com // Noreen Linen Archair, $559; onekingslane.com // Crosley Princess Desk Phone, $49.99; kohls.com // Noella Rug, 9x12, $555; onekingslane.com
THE LOOK: AS CLASSIC AS THEY COME, THE FATHER OF THE BRIDE HOUSE EXUDES A TRADITIONAL APPEAL WITHOUT BEING STATELY OR OVERDONE.
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Few films boast abodes as idyllic as Father of the Bride. Beloved for its all-American exterior, we love the home’s lived-in meets luxe interior as well. Classic good taste blended with a comfortable family motif make for a home that plays perfect host to the perfect wedding. The darling house was the backdrop to a number of heartfelt moments for the Banks family in the 1991 film – from Janie sliding down the staircase to greet her dad (Steve Martin) to a dining table debate over the guest list for her pending nuptials – every dreamy detail is forever etched in our memories.
Ruffoni Cookware Set, $1,400, bedbathandbeyond.com // C & C Acosta Ginger Jars, $285-$315 // Stratton Floor Lamp, $125 // Framed Bird Prints, $399 //Bamboo Mirror, $349 // Boxwood Ball and Planter, $99 // Theodore Alexander, Stanhope Sideboard, $3,925 // Massoud Furniture, Anne Wingback Chair in Wild Oasis, $1,999 // Negrel Antiques, Painted Provençal Radassie Bench, $1,645 // Genisa Rug, 9x12, $515 All via onekingslane.com
THE LOOK: SPANISH STYLE PERFECTION, THE HOME IS STUNNING INSIDE AND OUT. LUSH GARDENS, TOWERING TREES AND SPRAWLING LAWNS MAKE WAY FOR AIRY INTERIORS AND LANDSCAPE DESIGNS THAT ARE BOTH FASHIONABLE AND UNFUSSY.
William Yeowood Portia Cake Stand with Dome, $500; gearys.com // Gotex, Belladonna Straw Hat, $99; solescapes.com // Dean & Deluca, Chocolate Mousse Cake, $45; deananddeluca.com // Bunny Williams, On Garden Style, $50; amazon.com // Melamine Salad Plates, Sets of 4, $24; onekingslane. com // Debra Hall Lifestyle, Vintage Watering Can, $225; onekingslane.com // Potting Shed Creations, Basil Kit, $12; pottingshedcreations.com // Kim Salmela, Ikat Outdoor Pillow, $199; kimsalmela.com // Abigail Garden Stool, $119; onekingslane.com // Beck Outdoor Run, 9x13, $399; onekingslane.com // Southern Komfort, Destin Outdoor Daybed, $3,999; onekingslane.com
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It’s tough to choose a favorite when it comes to movie homes from writer/director Nancy Meyers (Father of the Bride, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give) but It’s Complicated may just be the winner. In the film, we’re led to believe that pastry chef Jane’s sprawling ranch is in Santa Barbara, but it’s actually set on nearly 100 acres of equestrian property in Thousand Oaks. A 45-minute drive north of Los Angeles, the home is a gardener’s fantasy, steeped in serenity and Spanish style magnetism.
THE LOOK: MID-CENTURY MODERN AT ITS FINEST, THE PILLOW TALK APARTMENTS EXUDE GLITZ AND GLAMOUR. THEY’RE FANCIFUL, THEY’RE FABULOUS AND THEY’RE JUST AS POSH TODAY AS THEY WERE IN 1959.
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With Doris Day and Rock Hudson as the stars and New York City circa 1959 as the backdrop, the eye candy is bound to be plentiful. Pillow Talk won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but we think the apartments of Jan and Brad are the real stars. Naturally, Jan plays a successful interior designer and Brad, a playboy bachelor type. Their respective abodes are every bit the mid-century dream one would imagine – clean lines, winding staircases, velvet fabrics and bold pops of pink. And while the film was released some 57 years ago, the set could easily slip right into a contemporary loft of today without skipping a beat.
Jonathan Adler, Nixon Coasters, $68, jonathanadler.com // Jonathan Adler, Globo Table Lamp, $995; jonathanadler.com // Rex Ray, Cladinia Print, $6,500; jonathanadler.com // Jonathan Adler, Malachite Stripe Urn, $448; jonathanadler.com // Jonathan Adler, Linen and Silk Throw Pillows, $118$195, jonathanadler.com // Arteriors, Rupert Bar Cart, $1,320; arteriors.com // Oscar Dining Chair, $282; zincdoor.com // Belle Meade, Arquette Dining Table, $2,185; zincdoor.com // Jonathan Adler; Baxter Sectional, $6,190; jonathanadler.com // Jonathan Adler, Claude Étagère, $2,095, jonathanadler.com
Join Us September 9, 2016 for the 19th Annual
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Spring Release Party at Sarto’s
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Guests welcomed the warm spring weather, along with the newest issues of Reign and Sir and Sport magazines at Sarto’s Restaurant on May 4th. The affair, which featured cocktails and decadent hors d’oeuvres from the popular Jefferson Park eatery, was attended by 75 of the magazine’s closest friends and clients. Guests took to the sunny patio as they read the pages of our latest issues while sipping and noshing into the evening. Sponsors included Sarto’s, Bentley and Ferrari of Denver, Beth Hooper Elite Matchmaker and Edible Destinations by Epitourean.
1. Paige Reberry and Beth Armijo 2. Sarto’s owners Taylor and Kajsa Swallow 3. Hillary Locke and Tiffany Schaden 4. Mountain Aviation’s Ty and Melissa Little with Reign Media’s Betsy Marr 5. Sarto’s Restaurant in Jefferson Park 6. Sir and Sport cover model Erik MacDonald 7. Beth Hooper of BLH Enterprises 8. Jeff Reberry, Ryan Smith, Brooks Schaden 9. Delectable bites from Sarto’s 10. Pete Knoblock of iwesocial and Kevin Marr of Sir and Sport
Big Shots Gala
PHOTOS BY JENSEN SUTTA
The 2016 Big Shots Gala, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, was held on May 26th and brought together 400 community members, corporate partners, donors, board members, and staff as well as Bigs and Littles at the Brown Palace. The evening celebrated the annual award winners and raised over $250,000 to support the proven power of one-to-one mentoring. The presenting sponsor for the evening was Bender Foundation. Guests were greeted with signature cocktails from Woody Creek Distillers and VIP guests sipped on bubbly courtesy of Faire la Fête. Reign and Sir and Sport magazines served as proud media sponsors.
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1. Ferrari of Denver served as one of the evenings generous sponsors 2. Betsy and Kevin Marr of Reign and Sir and Sport magazines 3. Guests enjoy the event at the historic Brown Palace Hotel 4. Lovely ladies in the VIP area received gorgeous corsages, handed out by the children of BBBS 5. Gorgeous gala décor in the Grand Ballroom 6. The 2016 Big Shots Gala award winners were honored on stage 7. Playful props were loved by all who participated in the “Heads or Tails” game 8. Guests enjoyed the event’s VIP area 9. Rordan and Amanda Shane smile for the camera along with BBBS’ Laura Cisco, Brendan Fisher and their pals. 10. Sports “Big” of the year Evan Bekkedahl with his “Little,” JaVaughn
Women with Hattitude
A sold-out crowd of 650 beautifully bedecked women — and a few gents too — attended the DCPA’s 11th annual Women with Hattitude luncheon. Over a lovely meal by Epicurean Catering, guests enjoyed entertainment by Kevin Curtis (Sweeney Todd), Abby Noble (Bobby G Awards) and the cast of The Realish Housewives of Cherry Creek: A Parody. The most anticipated moment was the guest-nominated fashion show of the day’s best hats. More than $80,000 was raised to benefit the Women’s Voices Fund, a firstof-its-kind endowment to support the work of women in the theatre. Community pillar Jamie Angelich served as Chairwoman and Reign Magazine served as media sponsor, with Editor in Chief Betsy Marr acting as one of the Parade of Hats judges.
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1. Dawnyel Himes looks radiant on the runway 2. First Lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee and guest 3. Event Chair Jamie Angelich and guests 4. Floral hat centerpieces by BJ Dyer of Bouquets 5. DCPA Costume Designer Kevin Copenhaver and guest Lannie Garrett 6. Emily Hemming 7. Women donned their finest for the sold-out event 8. Clever and creative designs, like this black swan hat, were all the rage
PHOTOS COURTESY CHILDREN’S DIABETES FOUNDATION AND BETSY MARR
Brass Ring Luncheon Kickoff The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation held its Brass Ring Luncheon Kickoff party on June 16th at one of Cherry Creek North’s most stunning residences, listed by broker Jeff Hendley. Attendees enjoyed bites from Matsuhisa and sandwiches from Postino as well as sweet treats from Little Man Ice Cream and margaritas from Coyote Gold. The Kickoff created much excitement for The Brass Ring Luncheon, which will be held on November 18th and will feature a fashion show presented by Garbarini. The event celebrates children with type 1 diabetes by having them speak and walk the runway. Public Relations maven Wendy Aiello will serve as 2016 luncheon chair.
1. Luncheon Chair Wendy Aiello and Guild President Tangy Buchanan 2. Zoe Perlmutter and Betsy Marr of Reign Media and Abby Perlmutter Miller 3. CDF’s Shane Hendryson and Wendy Aiello 4. Garbarini’s Terri Garbarini, Timothy Rollins and Debbie Stewart 5. Little Man Ice Cream donated tasty treats for party guests
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The 6th annual Bidz for Kidz auction benefiting Dolls for Daughters took place on June 9th at Wellshire Event Center. More than 125 guests helped raise over $50,000 to help fund the growing non-profit, which operates an annual toy shop for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underprivileged children. Since its 2007 inception, nearly 27,000 children who would otherwise go without have received holiday gifts from Dolls for Daughters. Both Reign and Sir and Sport served as media sponsors and for the first time, the organization received a generous matching grant from The Salah Foundation.
PHOTOS BY KATIE BREWER, KB DIGITAL DESIGNS
Bidz for Kidz
1. The Wellshire Inn greeted guests in grand style 2. Salwa Owens and founder Jessica Bachus pose with party guests 3. TV personality Kyle Dyer served as emcee. Kyle and her family proudly support Dolls for daughters. 4. Gorgeous decor greeted event guests in the outdoor tent 5. Jessica Bachus and Quinn Washington show off exciting live auction items including a signed Peyton Manning jersey
Excelsior’s Triumphant Faces Gala
PHOTOS BY STEVIE CRECELIUS
On April 30th, the Denver community came together at Excelsior’s 2016 Triumphant Faces Gala chaired by Tina Lovelace Sporkin and Ashley Prust. Supporters of Excelsior, old and new, dressed in their swankiest duds for an unforgettable “Speakeasy Soiree.” Amidst the fedoras and fascinators, the most awesome accessory was the bright purple wheelchair donned by 2016 Triumphant Woman Amy Van Dyken Rouen. Recently paralyzed in an ATV accident, Amy plans to ‘rock it out’ in that wheelchair until, and only until, she walks again. This determination, grit and unending optimism is precisely why Amy was honored as the 2016 Triumphant Woman. In front of 540 of Denver’s community leaders, Amy Van Dyken Rouen vowed that “the next time I’m on this stage, I will be walking”. Both Reign and Sir and Sport served as proud media sponsors.
1. The gala committee worked tirelessly to make the evening Excelsior’s best event yet 2. Honoree Amy Van Dyken Rouen with past Triumphant Woman Jamie Angelich 3. Emcee Reggie Rivers entertained the crowd 4. Lois and Barry Paul with gala guests dressed to the nines 5. John Farnam with co-chairs Ashley Prust and Tina Lovelace Sporkin
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Audrey Hepburn peddling around the Paramount Pictures lot circa 1957 with her beloved Yorkie Mr. Famous in tow.
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