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THE UNBREAKABLE DANA DAVIS

A peek behind the curtain of Lookingglass Alice

One woman’s inspiring journey

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FLIGHT TO LUXURY

Exploring America’s most idyllic inns

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It’s going to be Hot! Hot! Hot! on Larimer Square! Hundreds of Denver firefighters representing dozens of local and national firehouses will square off on the Square with their best red and green chili. The recipes of our City’s finest firefighters are sure to set off three alarms!

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WHERE THE LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHTEST People have been walking our historic block for 50 years now. Shopping with friends, toasting successes, savoring celebrity chef creations—all under one of Denver’s most iconic canopy of lights. Join us as we celebrate 50 beautiful years and look forward to what’s next. L OCAL. IND EP EN D EN T . AUTH E N T I C .

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Cuba Libre: Discovering the magic that is authentic Havana

Haunts and happenings for the man about town

Colorado weddings that inspire

A Douglas County dwelling that’s anything but ordinary

Snapshots from the hottest tickets in town

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ME WHILE ON SET AT MY HUSBAND KEVIN’S COVER SHOOT FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF SIR AND SPORT MAGAZINE.

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MY NAME IS BETSY MARR AND I AM A #SWIFTIE. Loud and proud, I am a Taylor Swift fan. And while yes, I love her catchy beats and spot on fashion sense, much of my admiration for the young songstress stems from something else entirely. Her relationships with her female friends mean everything to her. Ms. Swift surrounds herself with a diverse group of smart, strong, brave, creative women who lift one another up. In the midst of an impossibly busy schedule and in the face of a very public eye, she manages to epitomize what it means to be and to have a true friend. Pure and simple, Taylor Swift is the poster child for the #girlsquad. In fact, she invented it. Literally. Admittedly, cultivating a girl squad of one’s own becomes increasingly difficult as we get older. The type of female bonding that happens naturally in college dorm rooms or as post-grad interns in the trenches together becomes a thing of the past. Children and jobs become all consuming. Spouses take the place of sorority sisters. We forget to make the time to be and to have girlfriends. Yet sometimes, a gal will stumble into your life unexpectedly and change all of that. This was the case a few months ago when I met the subject of our feature story, The Unbreakable Dana Davis (page 94). Dana’s character and candor instantly made me feel like I had known her for 20 years. We just clicked. And while true, she’s a new friend, I’ve quickly learned that longevity does not a friendship make. Intentions and actions are what matter when it comes to forming your girl squad. As women, we need to support one another far more than we do. Like Taylor and her girl squad, we must lift one another up – not break each other down. I can say wholeheartedly that Dana Davis is fierce, funny, thoughtful and above all, supportive. Perhaps it is this sense of selflessness that makes her perfect for her new role as Executive Director of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation – the very group that began because of her own diagnosis with type 1 diabetes at the age of seven. Since then, the Davis family (in particular her mother, the irrepressible Barbara Davis) has truly shaped and changed the face of this disease for thousands of people worldwide. The work done for the foundation in support of Denver’s Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes is equal parts exciting and impressive. We hope you’ll be inspired as you journey inside its history and through Dana’s personal experiences with diabetes. We also hope you’ll join us on October 2nd at the legendary Carousel Ball – the event that Mrs. Davis began 37 years ago right here in Denver. If you’ve been following our publishing adventures over the past four years, you’ll know that while true, my squad is becoming increasingly more important in my life, my husband and business partner Kevin is my BFF. The past few months have been particularly noteworthy and filled with poignant emotion. I’m more proud than ever to officially announce that soon, he will make his debut as editor in chief of his own Reign Media title, Sir and Sport. A gentleman’s guide to leisure and style, we can’t wait to share it with you. I hope you enjoy our annual “style issue.” It’s our fourth since embarking on this journey, which is hard to believe. And while yes, it has been a journey gratifying beyond words; it has also meant more sacrifice than I’d ever bargained for. Admittedly, one of those sacrifices was having time to build and maintain true female friendships. There have been more broken lunch dates, unreturned phone calls and missed baby showers than I care to admit. Yet if there is one thing I have learned from T Swift, it’s that the power of the girl squad is perhaps the most powerful kind of all. There’s no time like the present, so I’m going to change that. And I hope that you will too. Let’s support one another. Let’s lift each other up like my friend Dana does for so many who surround her. Yours in style,

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REBECCA TREON Right now, I am inspired by Sailors Valentines, fall harvests and western art

I’d rather be in

Santa Fe or on Cape Cod

My favorite blooms are Lilies and wildflowers

I collect

Seashells and vintage Mexican silver jewelry

Heirlooms I treasure

My Irish Great-Grandmother Nora’s locket

My signature cocktail Ginger ale, vodka martini with a twist, Malbec

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SUSAN WAGENKNECHT Right now, I am inspired by

Sam McNight. The most accomplished and well respected hair stylist of his generation. He is synonymous for Chanel and Catwalk hair.

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I’d rather be in Paris

My favorite blooms are Poppies

I collect

Decorative vases and pitchers

Heirlooms I treasure

My grandmother Julia's mink stole that I had made into a clutch. I absolutely love it! And, my grandfather's World War II and Korean War B-52 Bomber jacket.

My signature cocktail Ginger Collins

Guilty pleasure

Binge watching Orange is the New Black with my handsome husband

Books that I covet

The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, One Hundred Years of Solitude Susan Wagenknecht is a sought after hair stylist, makeup artist and owner of W Salon in the Vail Valley. See her work in our Escape to Luxury fashion shoot (page 117) and reach her via wsalonvail.com.

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JACKIE, OUR GRANDPARENTS IN BERMUDA C. 1973, MARIO TESTINO AND DESERT LANDSCAPES. WE FIND INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE.

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High and Dry We all want to look good and feel pampered, and when it comes to our hair, cuts and color are not exactly a weekly occurance. Enter Drybar, the blowout-only salon with a coast-to-coast cult following that’s bringing its girly-chic style to Cherry Creek early this fall. Stay-at-home mom Alli Webb was doing blowouts for girlfriends when she had the idea: No cuts. No color. Just Blowouts. For a flat $40, a gal can get a wash and order blowouts like they’re ordering a cocktail: The Cosmo (long, loose curls), The Mai Tai

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(beachy waves) and the Manhattan (sleek and smooth) are all on the menu. Going to Drybar, though, is as much about a super-fun and luxe experience as it is walking out looking fantastic and feeling spoiled. In fact, the company’s 10 core values reflect ideas like humility, personal growth, and kindness—making the atmosphere all about relaxing while having a great time. The Cherry Creek location will have 12 styling chairs, a VIP room for private parties, and all the signature touches Drybar is known for: custom-made Italian chairs, tufted fabric walls, marble counters, screens featuring favorite films, and a boozythemed product line for at-home styling. We’re ready to book. Drybar Cherry Creek Ring 877.379.2279 drybar.com


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In Style With all the planning happening in our lives (toddler birthday party, finding the perfect kitchen lighting, what to wear for that oh-so-important work event) it’s easy to get overwhelmed. If you’ve ever wished you had a clone of yourself (with great ideas and style) to delegate to, the Boulderbased team behind Stylevise is your answer. Need help styling that family photo shoot? A game plan for your BFF’s bridal shower? Art to display over your couch? Stylevise is a hub for finding and hiring stylists and designers. Simply submit your style dilemma, and soon, a gaggle of experts will submit bids for your project. The bids come in the form of shoppable style guides. These clickable PDFs give you ideas and looks for your project—simply click on the suggested items to purchase. For example, one designer put together a totally personalized style guide including everything from throw pillows to a gallery wall to help a client dial up the look and flow of her bland bonus room. You choose the professional and price point from their hand-picked crew, each of whom have unique skills and interests (think kids parties, weddings, photo styling, home accessories) and they’ll get to work. It’s a little bit like having a design saavy Genie in a bottle. // Stylevise | stylevise.com //

With its whimsical décor and endless sweets, Dylan’s Candy Bar has earned its place as America’s sweetest style haven. Home to over 7,000 treats from around the globe (including classic candies from bygone times) the carefully-curated collection of goodies and gifts encourages guests to connect with their inner child, and, in the words of founder Dylan Lauren, “live the sweet life.” Now, the destination candy and lifestyle mecca has opened up shop in Telluride, adding a western outpost to its list of high-profile locales. The confections emporium joins the Madeline Hotel and Residences in the midst of its $15 million overhaul, aimed at making the ski-in, ski-out resort a worldclass vacation spot. The Telluride location of DCB features an ice cream counter with candy-inspired flavors like marshmallow, cupcake, and sea salt caramel. Catering to the resort’s younger set, Dylan’s hosts birthday parties and takes part in events like ice skating. “There’s never a dull moment!” says Lauren. The Madeline also boasts a kid-centric hangout called 20-Below, where adults over 20 must be accompanied by a minor. Candy queen, Dylan Lauren (daughter of icons Ralph and Ricky) got an introduction to art and fashion at an early age, something that shines through in each of her stores. Her sweet mission is to create a coast-tocoast sugar rush, where pop culture meets lollipops and clients can awaken their creative spirit. When we visit? Well, we’re like a kid in a candy shop.

Dylan’s Candy Bar at The Madeline Hotel and Residences 855.923.7640 | dylanscandybar.com

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Spa-lorado The grand dame of Colorado’s historic resorts, The Broadmoor has long been one of our favorite retreats, and their legendary spa offers an oasis from the stresses of daily life. Now, they’ve added unique services that harness the qualities of nature and cater specifically to the needs of Colorado’s climate. Case in point? The intimate new Oxygen Room, aimed at reducing the effects of altitude headaches, nausea, and dizziness—with 88% pure oxygen. Our dry air can be brutal on skin, but to combat that, the Rosemary Almond Body Salt Scrub combines rosemary, sea salt, and almond butter to exfoliate dry skin before a warm rinse, while the Yogurt, Oat, and Honey Body Wrap soothes and softens skin. The Legacy facial builds on the traditional spa services offered at the Broadmoor. With a triple exfoliation treatment and firming mask, it’s a one of a kind facial. Bonus: Nearly all of the spa’s treatments are gluten free, vegan friendly, or feature organic ingredients sourced from environmentally conscious companies committed not just to our health and wellness, but the environment’s, too. The Broadmoor Hotel 719.577.5770 (spa) or 866.686.3965 (main) | broadmoor.com


STATE OF THE UNION We all have clothes hanging in our closets that aren’t being worn, but when sisters-in-law Pam Trefler and Christena Reinhard collected and sold their unwanted items, they raised $40,000 for charity. The experience gave them the idea of helping other charitable organizations raise money via the sales of donated couture, and less than a year ago, Union & Fifth was born. The online hub cross-lists items: Shoppers can choose by charity, brand, or newly listed items, or get kickstarted to host their own fundraising event. It’s a charitable platform that helps non-profits cover their everyday costs. Someone can organize an event, choose a charity they’re passionate about and distribute donation bags for their pals to fill and send in. From there, the online listing and sale of the items benefits the corresponding charity. “The average woman has 22 unworn items just hanging around,” Reinhard says. “If everyone donated just one item, we would be at capacity.” The win-win model has caught the attention of celebs Kelly Osborne (whose beneficiary is Race to Erase MS), Sophie Tweed Simmons, and Loni Anderson, who let Union & Fifth come clean out her closet. The site focuses on couture and high-end labels from Chanel to Vince to Hermès, with vintage couture being a special focus. // unionandfifth.com //

Our homes are the most important purchases we’ll ever make. Shouldn’t shopping for one be enjoyable? Meet Ann Kerr and Chrissy Smith. Colorado brokers who know the market as well as your stylist knows your fashion sense. Whether you’re buying or selling, the Kerr Smith team will ensure your home is the perfect fit.

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Colorado craft-beer pioneer New Belgium is boldly going where no brew has gone before – the rooftop of an impossibly chic hotel. Next year, the popular brewery will unveil a new concept that is turning the beer world upside down – The Woods Brewery Lounge. The Source Hotel, set to open in 2017 in the trendy RiNo district will boast an 8th floor rooftop pool deck with stunning downtown and mountain views that will serve as the backdrop for The Woods. Insiders tell us to expect quaffable New Belgium beers paired with small plates at their snack counter and bar plus sit-down dining and a beer garden. The focus will be on the brewery’s sour and wild ales, like La Folie, Eric’s Ale, Transatlantique Kriek, and Le Terroir, which rapidly gained notoriety when first created in 1998. Concocted in the 2,000 square-foot ground-floor brewery space, the ales will then be aged in wine and whiskey barrels in the 8th floor aging room. The Denver brewing project will be New Belgium’s first foray into the state’s cultural and political hub and chefs and bartenders will be creating flavor combinations unique to the establishment. The Source Market, RiNo’s hub of tastemaking, opened two years ago and is home to a butcher, bakery, coffee roaster, cheese shop, florists, studios, and two restaurants, a bar and taproom. 720.443.1135 | thesourcedenver.com | newbelgium.com

Green with Envy There are few things we covet more than beauty products and few things we enjoy shopping for more than lotions and potions. Yet Vert, the too-chic-for-words boutique in the heart of Highlands Square, takes the art form to new heights. The brainchild of proprietress Amanda Hume, Vert dishes up beauty with a green twist – every single product inside its dreamy doors is natural and environmentally sustainable. Meaning you don’t have to spend hours reading labels simply to ensure you’re not inadvertently poisoning yourself with that Friday night at-home facial. Each line in Vert’s collection is handpicked based on the purity of its ingredients, its performance and its commitment to the environment. But throw away every preconceived notion you have about “organic” beauty products – the labels that the shop wares are as posh and luxe as they are clean and effective. We love Coloradobased Osmia Organics for skincare and can’t get enough of the Alima Pure Lip Tints. Also check out Vert’s own line of all-natural makeup brushes, which will have you dumping your old collection in two seconds flat. Vert offers a bevy of beauty services, too – from “green” beauty consultations, to makeup lessons, to facials and waxing. In fact, Vert girls are even available for bridal beauty and outcall services. Vert 303.623.8378 3442 West 32nd Avenue, Denver vertbeauty.com

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CHURCH OF BURCH There are few things for which we begin a countdown, yet when we heard that one Ms. Tory Burch would (finally) be setting up shop in Colorado, the stopwatches were officially set. This month, the waiting came to an end as Tory Burch opened her high gloss doors in Denver. The store has taken over 2,200 stylish square feet along First Avenue, in Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s newly revamped upper level wing. The boutique, which is the first in the Rocky Mountain region, will showcase Burch’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, jewelry, small leather goods, watches, eyewear and fragrance collections. If you have yet to visit a freestanding Tory Burch storefront, you’re in for a design treat. The interiors, much like Burch’s eponymous line, are brimming with classic good taste and just the right dash of color and whimsy. White-washed oak floors, gold leaf chandeliers and raffia walls pair perfectly with lacquered and velvet furnishings in vibrant pops. The ideal backdrop for reveling in the brand’s fall wares. Tory Burch Denver toryburch.com or 303.388.1383

Pop it like it’s Hot Friends Lindsay Naughton and Brittany Brennan met while working at a photographer’s studio, where they found themselves helping clients style their look before shoots. Before long, their natural flair for fashion had the duo throwing private parties for friends, selling cute pieces designed to build on one’s existing wardrobe. Then, after months of schlepping clothes from place to place, they introduced Patsy, their pink polka dotted clothes truck, onto the scene. These days, their pop-up boutique on wheels appears at different locations throughout the metro area each week. Patsy’s inaugural appearance was touted by local fashion bloggers, and fans follow the shop on the move by connecting via Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter. The gals also launched an online store with the idea that fashion, like dessert, is a pleasure that should be relished. Playful and fun, Patterns and Pops focuses on bright, happy, pretty pieces that are well made. At under $100, shoppers can indulge in something new and fun without breaking the bank. Plus, the pair still loves to help clients pick a sweet treat for their closets, from tulle skirts to colorful blazers, with a mix and match concept that takes the intimidation out of putting a whole look together. // Patterns and Pops | patternsandpops.com //


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THE FOX Equal parts cunning and captivating, the fox is an animal that evokes a sense of allure. They’re graceful in both gait and guise and in many cultures, represent wisdom. Today, the fox is taking fashion by storm, with the clever creature serving as a popular motif for apparel, accessories and other accoutrement.

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CUBA LIBRE NOW THAT THE EMBASSIES IN BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE REOPENED, AMERICANS CAN MORE EASILY VISIT CUBA. LEAVE YOUR SMART PHONE AT HOME (IT WON’T WORK ANYWAY) AND SET OFF WITH OUR GUIDE TO DISCOVERING THE MAGIC THAT IS HAVANA. WORDS BY ZOE SETTLE PHOTOS BY JAMES SCHRIBEL

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Getting There Just because Jet Blue now offers direct flights from New York, doesn’t mean it’s as simple as booking online. These are still charter flights, meaning that, as of this writing, you still need a travel agency or tour operator to book for you. In June, I flew on an American Airlines chartered plane that operates daily (and has, several times a day, for years) from Miami. It’s like any other flight, except perhaps that it anticipates your step-back in time that awaits you in Havana, because you can’t see them on the online booking sites. Since the Cuban government requires a visa for anyone visiting, your agency can help there too. I worked with Altruvistas, which organizes philanthropic and “people-to-people” small tours, but most travel companies are now offering different levels of Cuban travel arrangements. Bring US dollars with you and simply exchange money at the airport (and buy a map at the kiosk adjacent); your credit cards won’t work either. As a frame of reference, 1 CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) is approximately 1 USD, and is the going rate for a small bottle of water; those classic mojitos range from about 3 CUCs in smaller establishments to as much as 8 CUCs at the Hotel Nacional.

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Explore BETWEEN PEDICABS AND TAXIS (yes, in those 1950s cars for a premium, more often in a Soviet era loud one with heavy emissions), you can easily negotiate a ride with a friendly Cuban anywhere you want to go. Just don’t be surprised when they roll down the window to ask people on the street for directions along the way. To get a true taste, try to wander. This will give you a flavor for daily Cuban life - hanging out on the street (especially during daylight), kids playing ball and glimpsing into the open doors of buildings that, while beautiful, are in various states of decay. You can easily spend at least a day meandering through the old city, which is considered to be a very safe place by island standards. Discover Cuban art. It’s true that artists are among the most respected in Cuban society, so try to experience as much of it as possible. Look up when you enter the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Its stained glass ceiling alone, which you wouldn’t even know existed from the outside, is worth the price of admission. This summer, the special exhibition was Wild Noise, featuring international artists working within a theme of urban culture. The exhibit, a collaboration with the Bronx Museum in New York, was the most extensive cultural exchange between the US and Cuba in five decades, and you can see it in the Bronx in 2016.

A few blocks away, in a fittingly present-day slab of a building, is the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. This modern art museum houses the work of Cuban artists both past and present, near and far. Walk along the Malecon. This coastal drive along the Atlantic Ocean is separated by only 90 miles from Key West, Florida. It weaves past apartments and eventually the US Interest Section (as of this summer the newly reopened US Embassy), and was a key site in art displays at this year’s Biennial, including Primavera. The well-loved piece was inaugurated for the show and remains a permanent sculpture with a covetable seaside view. Have a drink at the Hotel Nacional. The 85-year-old hotel is in the largely residential Vedado neighborhood, on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic. It feels especially locked in time, lacking amenities you’re accustomed to in today’s hotels. But the statuesque McKim Mead & White building still feels as though guests from its past, like Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill, might just be around the next corner. After a long day, its patio is the perfect place to enjoy (another) mojito. Hail a cab to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, a private initiative celebrating its second anniversary this September. Built out of shipping containers, there are live performances in various spaces, with works by emerging artists and bars sprinkled throughout.


Stay Cuba has a history of casa particulares, which are essentially the equivalent of bed and breakfasts. Owned by individuals, casa particulares enable you to both interact with a local and to know that your money is going directly into a Cuban citizen’s hand, versus staying in the “luxury” hotels which are government owned (not to mention drastically outdated). Everyone vaguely connected to tourism in Cuba is already bemoaning the lack of hotel rooms to meet the current, let alone anticipated, demand, so AirBnB is the way to go. Because of the existing network of casa particulares, the arrival of AirBnB in Havana (in April of this year) has been a match made in heaven. Though the internet is still largely unavailable throughout the country, locals have proven entrepreneurial in getting their rooms, and often entire apartments, listed, usually through the help of an agent or family abroad who handles the online presence and communication. The company’s “belong anywhere” mission is particularly present in Havana, where your accommodations give you a reason to step behind one of the many antiquated building facades. Because a Cuban’s property ownership only applies to the interiors, no resident wants to fund repairs, or even repaint communal hallways or staircases. I stayed in two different listings on the enviable Plaza Vieja, owned by Diana who lives abroad. She told me that her family has been in the B&B business for many years “as a way to round out my journalist parents’ salaries –my father was the director of the magazine Bohemia, Latin America’s oldest glossy magazine.” Her brother and sister-in-law run the Café Bohemia, a fusion of Italian-inspiration and Cuban culture, in the courtyard downstairs where you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning. Upstairs are two completely private one-bedroom apartments overlooking the interior courtyard, each fully air conditioned with a kitchen and bath. Havanabohemia.com Across town, Kendra, a Cuban, and her husband Jonathan, who met at architecture school, have beautifully renovated two apartments. At Casa Concordia, there are three private bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. If you’re traveling with friends or family, try to book the entire chic space. It will give you that true taste of Havana design, both the beauty and decay of it, entering the building’s barely lit hallways and winding narrow staircases into a sun-drenched 20th Century abode with sweeping views over the city. Casaconcordia.net

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IN CUBA, RESTAURANTS that are privately owned are called paladares. These tend to be the better choice than the governmentsponsored eateries, for all the reasons one might expect. The employees at these paladares are personally invested in the success of the restaurant. Overall, you are not going to Cuba for a foodie tour, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plentiful fresh options (seafood and fruit, for example), the dishes just tend to be simply prepared and straightforward. Right off Cathedral Square, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1982, you’ll find La Moneda Cubana, on the top floors of a private home built in 1862. There was a restaurant here that closed in 1964 due to the government’s Nationalization Law. In 2011, Miguel Ángel Morales reopened his grandfather’s former restaurant, naming it La Moneda Cubana. A few months later he launched an on-site training program that works with unemployed youth to equip them with the skills required to work in the food service industry, as well as general education and English and French language classes. In just four years, more than 300 young Havanans have been brought to work. Ask for a seat on the rooftop terrace and you’ll have views over the largest fortress built in Latin America, back in 1763. Calle Empedrado #152, Habana Vieja. When El Chanchullero opened in December 2011, the mission was to be a tapas bar. Having never traveled outside of Cuba in his life, it’s remarkable how perfectly the owner has captured that atmosphere. It’s a lively place built on two levels where you’ll want to linger, despite the queue outside. The staff is vibrant and fun—if you’re alone, try to grab one of the few seats at the bar overlooking the kitchen which could give city dwellers a lesson in efficiency as a team of two chefs whips up delicious, generous portions over just four burners. Though the inspiration is tapas-style, be prepared for generous portions for just a few CUCs. 457 Lt. Rey (Plaza del Christo), +53 7 8610915, el-chanchullero.com. On the third floor of one of the many beautiful but decaying 20th Century buildings in Havana, enter La Guarida. The building was the setting of the 1995 Oscar-nominated Cuban movie Fresa y Chocolate, and the restaurant opened here in 1996. Climb the stairs (carefully), where residents intermix with restaurant guests, and discover fine dining inside a variety of rooms and on the terrace, an experience both of the meal and your time in Cuba, beautifully captured in its slogan, “anchored in history, stamped by daily life, and hopeful for the future.” 418 Concordia, +53 78669047, laguarida.com


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PICTURE THIS The world of Andy Warhol has long been considered both colorful and fascinating and the release of the legendary photographer’s self-titled Polaroids is further evidence of his seductive irreverence. Andy Warhol Polaroids (Taschen, $99) journeys inside the lives of Warhol and his cohorts from the late 1950s to the photographer’s death in 1987. Known for always carrying an instant camera with him,

SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT Globetrotting gents, take note. Next time you find yourself hopping the pond, a visit to Pankhurst London is in order. This self-described “haven of masculinity” is part speakeasy and part barber shop. From the leather chairs which are hand upholstered by craftsmen from Bentley Motors, to the Johnnie Walker whisky lounge, everything about Pankhurst screams style. Services include haircuts, shaves, trims and scalp massage, all performed using the shop’s eponymous line of grooming products which are fragranced with a signature bay rum and lime scent. From titans of industry, to athletes, to average Joes, Pankhurst has a dedicated following of loyalists who love its gentleman’s club vibe as much as they love the services. For blokes not frequenting London’s Carnaby Street anytime soon, Pankhurt retails its wares via its online store. Try the Aftershave Ice Gel ($25), which has a cooing balm built in that you won’t regret, or the line’s Pomade ($18), which was inspired by the rockers and café racers of the early 1960s. ›› MORE AT PANKHURSTLONDON.COM

Warhol amassed a large collection of Poloroids over the decades showcasing the people, places and moments that defined his art. Now, the never before seen collection has been curated into a brilliant tome that reads like a wouldbe Instagram feed long before its time. With an intimate

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POOL PARTY Superman would love this swimming pool – and so will the residents at the prestigious Embassy Gardens housing development in Nine Elms, located on the south bank of the Thames in London. “Sky Pool” will soon be a 90-foot-long glass basin suspended ten stories above street level, bridging two towers of apartment buildings. It will be the first pool in the world where people can go for a swim in the literal sky. “My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, I wanted to do something that had never been done before,” Sean Mulryan, chairman and CEO of the development firm Ballymore, explains. “The experience of the pool will be truly unique. It will feel like floating on water.” The Sky Pool, as well as the spa, bar and sun cabanas that surround it, will be for the exclusive use of the block’s residents, with the building’s smallest units fetching upwards of $670,000. ›› MORE AT EMBASSYGARDENS.COM

While 4,300 feet above Palm Desert isn’t necessarily what Frank Sinatra had in mind when we wrote Fly Me to the Moon, his former retreat can still be considered out of this world. Named after his Oscar-winning character in From Here to Eternity, Villa Maggio sits on five uber private acres with epic views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Steeped in old Hollywood history, the estate played host to many a Rat Pack guest. Not only did the altitude and location ooze privacy but Old Blue Eyes also benefitted from year-round temperatures that are at least twenty degrees cooler than the desert floor below. Commissioned in 1967, the Ross Patton-designed estate consists of three buildings. For starters, there’s a five bedroom, five bathroom main house with a formal dining room, living room, den and two full kitchens. There are also five stone fireplaces, multiple viewing decks, a two-story, three-bedroom guest house and dual-sauna pool house. Replete with a pool and spa, tennis/basketball court and fire pit, Villa Maggio also boats a private, lighted helipad. Naturally, the property allows parking for up to twenty-four cars. And it can all be yours for a mere $3,950,000. ›› MORE AT VILLAMAGGIO.COM

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hey say it is what’s inside that counts, and in the case of Vert Beauty, the statement has never been truer. Frustrated with the difficulty in finding upscale, luxe skincare and cosmetic products that were also natural and organic, proprietress Amanda Hume created Vert, the chic and charming beauty boutique in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood that believes in pure, natural products that are also luxuriously formulated and flawlessly packaged. “My passion for beauty inspired me to create a natural and organic boutique that is luxurious, convenient and fun,” Hume explains. “I founded Vert with a vision for a fashionforward, all natural beauty boutique in Denver. We shouldn’t have to worry about what we are putting on our skin every day, and we should also be able to indulge in high end products without compromising our values and desire to live green.” Vert, (French for “green”) is quickly becoming the go-to for Colorado’s eco-conscious beauty mavens, and counts nearly twenty upscale, all-natural labels amongst its collection. From tried-and-true brands like Jane Iredale and Tata Harper to lesser-known niche lines like One Love Organics, each andevery product on Vert’s shelves is handpicked with purity, quality, performance and sustainability in mind. “All of our brands serve a very specific purpose — to create the healthiest options that highlight your natural beauty,” Hume attests. But Vert is much more than a boutique. The store/spa hybrid is staffed with highly trained makeup artists, cosmetologists and estheticians whose cumulative experience spans more than forty years in the beauty industry. Services including makeup lessons, makeovers, facials and waxing are all available as are “green beauty consultations” – a one-on-one session that helps you determine a customized “green routine” for your daily beauty regime. What’s more, Vert’s artists and aestheticians are available for outcall and on-location bridal or special occasion services. For those outside the region or for glamazons who prefer to shop from the comforts of home, Vert boasts an extensive online store. A virtual outpost of the company’s brick and mortar location, vertbeauty.com retails a comprehensive array of green, organic, all-natural products across nearly every beauty category including skincare for men and babies in addition to hundreds of choices for women. Plus, photos and descriptions provide endless knowledge on exactly what you are (and of equal importance are not) purchasing and ultimately putting on your skin. A beauty junkie’s paradise, the site also features a frequently updated blog that dishes on all things green and glamorous.

“I founded Vert with a vision for a fashion-forward, all natural beauty boutique in Denver. We shouldn’t have to worry about what we are putting on our skin every day.” “Whether you’re shopping in our Denver store or online, our beauty advisors will help you be pretty and polished and will show you the incredible benefits of all natural ingredients. From the perfect lipstick, to a nourishing body lotion, or a worry-free sunscreen, our staff will ensure you leave educated and empowered,” Hume promises.

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SOMETIMES, WE FIND LOVE when we least expect it. For Chancy and Zach, what began as casual conversation at a Kentucky Derby soirée soon turned into a courtship filled with plenty of adventure. Fast forward three years, and Zach was ready to take the relationship to the next level – both literally and figuratively. Because the couple spends nearly every chance they get basking in the great Colorado outdoors, Zach was intent on proposing amidst a mountain hike. The caveat? Our state had been blanketed by weeks of torrential rain and flooding. Yet Zach pressed on, insistent upon a fall trip to the high country and a long, scenic hike. Worried about the rain, Chancy resisted. Ultimately, they settled on a leisurely walk around Beaver Creek’s ski trails, so when Zach brought along a large backpack for the short outing, Chancy teased her beau incessantly, unaware of its contents. As Chancy and Boscoe, the couple’s chocolate lab, led the way up the steep hill, Zach asked them to stop. Thinking that he had come to his senses and wanted to head back, Chancy turned around. Instead, she found Zach on one knee. In the very backpack she had teased him for carrying, he had hidden champagne, a camera, tripod and a sign for Boscoe to “hold” saying “she said yes.” The following fall, Chancy and Zach said “I do” in a stunning Aspen meadow at T Lazy 7 Ranch. Because both the mountains and their faith are of the utmost importance to Chancy and Zach, they wanted to create the feeling of an outdoor church. With the help of Bluebird Productions’ Virginia Edelson, they did exactly that by building an open-air chapel using pews and a cross within the natural landscape. A black tie reception at the historic Hotel Jerome followed, where guests enjoyed an authentic speakeasy style bar and a palette of perfectly fall colors and decadent fare. All eyes were on Chancy and Zach as they took to the dance floor to Frank Sinatra’s Our Love is Here to Stay – the perfect sentiment for the newlyweds, whose last name is, in fact, Love. After their Aspen adventures, Chancy and Zach honeymooned in Bora Bora and Australia before returning to their beloved Colorado.

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Style IN THE SUBURBS By BETSY MARR Photos by RON RUSCIO and ERIC LUCERO Interior design by SHANNON McELROY Built by MALIBU HOMES FINDING THE BALANCE between form and function can be challenging, particularly with a new build and blank canvas. But for designer Shannon McElroy, the answers revealed themselves room by room during the construction of this opulent home in Douglas County’s Back Country enclave. “The client has a very busy and on the go lifestyle so the home needed to function in a way that allowed them to live as a family with the day to day activities but also provided a space that was great for entertaining large groups,” McElroy, a designer at her family’s business, Carla’s A Classic Design, explains. To strike this balance, she incorporated a true Hollywood Regency feel into the project, while remaining mindful in her choices of fabrics and finishes. With this edict in mind, McElroy and her team created a space with plenty of interest and personality while utilizing alluring yet enduring upholstery and treatments. Throughout the home, a largely neutral color scheme was incorporated, with metallic accents, mirrors and glamorous accessories. The result was equal parts luxe and livable and the overall aesthetic lent itself to the unique architecture created by builder Malibu Homes. “The lighting in the home really makes an impact as you move throughout each room,” McElroy points out. The mix of crystal and metal adds sparkle and interest while anchoring the space.” A home office in an unexpected palette gives the otherwise neutral abode a playful pop of color without becoming too districting or interrupting the flow. “The office is my pride and joy. It has a very feminine quality to it with a fun mix of turquoise and red. You don’t often think about blending those two colors together in such large quantities since they are typically used as accents. It was really fun to go in and explode the color throughout.” A tasteful media room evoked a masculine vibe where sports and movie memorabilia is showcased alongside furnishings with clean lines and tailored fabrics. It is a room that is comfortable and cozy all the same. Outside, the expansive living space was built around a stunning swimming pool and multiple water features ideal for enjoying the Colorado summers and sweeping mountain views. ➺

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FALL FASHION IS ON THE HUNT. FROM THE MANOR TO THE MEADOW, OUR EQUESTRIAN QUEENS EMBARK ON A MOST STYLISH ADVENTURE WHERE DEEP HUES AND RICH TEXTURES LEAD THE PACK.

Photography by JESSE STARR Concept + Styling by BETSY MARR Associate Fashion Editor, CHELSEA MAGNESS Contributing Stylist, ANNA JENSEN Makeup, KRISTIN RENIER, Alchemy Face Bar Hair, ERIN TAFOYO, Blondies the Beauty Shop Lighting Assistant, KIRSTIN JOHNSON featuring, BALLY THE BORZOI HORSEANDHOUNDBORZOI.COM

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Sachin & Babi Noir Crop Top with Mesh Detail, $275; Sachin & Babi Noir Floral-Print High-Low Skirt, $550; Joie Paxton Cutout Suede Sandal, $295; Oscar de la Renta Asymmetric Crystal Clip Earrings, $395; Badgley Mischka Ruffle-Sleeved Dress, $385; Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Asymmetric-Peplum Dress, $410; Joie Paxton Cutout Suede Sandal, $295; Lulu Frost Multi-Strand Pearl Necklace, $350 A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE JENSEN FAMILY Fashions Available at Neiman Marcus Denver Cherry Creek Shopping Center 303.329.2600 neimanmarcus.com


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TO IMPRESS A peek inside the lives (and closets) of Colorado’s most fashionable females

BY BETSY MARR Photos by Jensen Sut ta & Julia Timmer

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SOME PEOPLE DREAM OF HAVING A BIG SWIMMING POOL. WITH ME, IT’S CLOSETS.

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FIVE FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP IN COLORADO? Gracie's, Inspyre, Garbarini and Blitz in Vail

BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY PRESENT? Olivia Palermo BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY PAST? Audrey Hepburn

UP AND COMER Abby Miller Denver Darling denverdarling.com

Abby Miller has a knack for style. So much so that she inadvertently assumed the role of resident fashion advisor within her circle of friends and family. Ultimately, the young professional turned her passion into a pursuit with the 2015 launch of Denver Darling, Miller’s blog that dishes on what’s fun and fashionable in the Mile High City. But her love of all things elegant began much earlier. “My Nana (Alice Perlmutter) and my mom (Deana Perlmutter) were my first fashion influences,” 28-year-old Miller, a newlywed, explains. “They both taught me about the sophistication of simplicity. I remember years ago, picking up my Nana in a camel colored St. John pantsuit. I thought she looked so chic. And my mom has always looked amazing in a little shift. Plus, she has the best shoes,” she laughs. Today, Miller infuses the classic sense of style she grew up loving with a dashy of girlish whimsy – Kate Spade, Tory Burch and statement making trend pieces round out her ever-changing wardrobe.

TO ME, HAVING GREAT STYLE MEANS… Being confident in whatever you have on.

FAVORITES PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE? Lulu's, Asos, Revolve ITEM YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND IN MY CLOSET... Fit and Flare dresses ITEM YOU’LL NEVER FIND IN MY CLOSET... High waisted denim

MY “LOOK” COULD BEST BE DESCRIBED AS… Feminine, classic and colorful. FIVE FAVORITE DESIGNERS? I have always been a big Tory Burch fan - her collections usually include all of the things I love. However, I also like mixing and matching high-end pieces with bargain buys. My Nana hates when I share how much I have spent on something, but I am always proud if I have found an awesome piece for a steal and want to share it!

PURCHASE I’LL NEVER PART WITH… My Jimmy Choo wedding shoes FANTASY ITEM I’M COVETING… Valentino RockStud Pumps

FALL STYLE

WARDROBE STAPLE Fun, flirty collars and bows CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Tie Neck Shirtdress, $159 ACCESSORY A perfect leopard clutch DVF Calf Hair Clutch, $288 BEAUTY BUY Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara, $26 SHOE J Crew Glitter Lace Up Flats, $168

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THE WAY I DRESS DOESN’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO DO WITH FASHION, OR WHAT IS CURRENT, OR WHAT IS IN RIGHT NOW, IT’S MORE ABOUT REDISCOVERING THINGS.

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EARLIEST FASHION INFLUENCE? My mother always dressed in the most current fashions when I was a child. She shopped from many larger European and American lines and always looked put together and fashionable.

FIVE FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP IN COLORADO? Goorin Brothers, Rag & Bone in Aspen, Zadig & Voltaire, Christina’s Luxuries, Walters and Hogsett Fine Jewelers

FASHION ICON? Tilda Swinton

FAVORITES PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE? Loeffler Randall, Intermix, Net-A-Porter

BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY PRESENT? Cate Blanchett

QUEEN OF CHIC Andrea Resnick Willow willowboulder.com

A Boulderite by way of New York, Andrea Resnick exudes an effortless sense of chic. As the force behind Willow, a contemporary women’s boutique that counts labels like Helmut Lang, Rachel Zoe and Clare V amongst its collection, Resnick’s love of fashion is ever apparent. And according to the proprietress, always has been. “I have always loved fashion. As a little girl I constantly ‘played store’ and even had a subscription to W Magazine,” she explains. “Right before my twins were born, I was on the brink of signing a lease to open a store in New York- thank goodness I didn’t! When we moved back to Colorado I recognized a void in the Boulder market. Willow is the materialization of a life-long love of fashion.”

BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY PAST? Audrey Hepburn TO ME, HAVING GREAT STYLE MEANS… Feeling good in what you have on. Confidence is contagious. MY “LOOK” COULD BEST BE DESCRIBED AS… Casual with a bit of an edge

ITEMS YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND IN MY CLOSET… Flared jeans, silk tops, hats and the color blue ITEMS YOU’LL NEVER FIND IN MY CLOSET… Anything with shoulder pads PURCHASE I’LL NEVER PART WITH… Diamond solitaire necklace from my Grandfather. I wear it almost every day. FANTASY ITEM I’M COVETING? A truly dramatic Alexander McQueen gown…. and a place to wear it!

FIVE FAVORITE DESIGNERS? Rachel Zoe, Halston, Jordan Louis , KES, Daniella Lehavi

FALL STYLE

WARDROBE STAPLE Closed Soapstone Revisable Lambskin Coat, $1,672 ACCESSORY Ampersand As Apostrophe Buffalo Sideways Tote, $609 BEAUTY BUY Essie Nail Polish in Lacy Not Racy, $6 SHOE Comfortable Leopard Flats Dr. Scholls Tenacious Flat, $98

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EARLIEST FASHION INFLUENCE? My mother, my great aunts and my older sisters

FIVE FAVORITE DESIGNERS? Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Akris Punto, Brunello Cucinelli and Burberry

FASHION ICON? Amal Clooney FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP IN COLORADO? Neiman Marcus Denver, Gracie's and Inspyre

BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY PRESENT? Jennifer Aniston BEST DRESSED CELEBRITY PAST? Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana

LEGEND Nancy Sagar Neiman Marcus In Denver, the names “Nancy” and “Neiman Marcus” are somewhat synonymous. Since the design powerhouse opened its Mile High doors in the mid 1980s, Nancy Sagar has been at the forefront as Public Relations Manager and resident gal-about-town. Known to some and loved by many as Fancy Nancy, the moniker fits. Sagar’s style is equal parts classic and contemporary. She’s polished, but never overdone and epitomizes everything a doyenne of design can and should be.

TO ME, HAVING GREAT STYLE MEANS… Having a great eye. Trends come and go but being able to spot what is au current but also right for you takes talent. MY “LOOK” COULD BEST BE DESCRIBED AS… Chic and modern classic

FAVORITES PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE? Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's ITEMS YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND IN MY CLOSET... Black pants, skirts and jackets ITEMS YOU’LL NEVER FIND IN MY CLOSET... Nothing fluffy or fussy PURCHASE I’LL NEVER PART WITH… My Chanel handbag

FALL STYLE

WARDROBE STAPLE Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Blend Sweater, $3,070 ACCESSORY Brunello Cucinelli Truly NM Calfskin Backpack, $3,840 BEAUTY BUY Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution, $225 SHOE Jimmy Choo Platform Pointed Toe Pump, $750

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WOMEN OF STYLE TO ALL THE LADIES IN THE PLACE WITH STYLE AND GRACE

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

Some are posh, some are preppy. Some are hip, some haute couture and some completely avant garde. Yet they all wear it well. With hearts are as big as their walk in closets, these Colorado women exude style from the inside out.

Alexis Hart

Georgia Gallagher

Mary Moyer

Allison Perkins

Gracie McClure

Anne Marie Blaustein

Heather Philand

Maureen Regan Cannon

Annie Johnson

Heidi Zuckerman

Megan Fearnow

Ansley Kreitler

Holly Davis

Melisa Little

April Jones

Holly Kylberg

Melissa Oster

Arlene Hirschfeld

Jamie Angelich

Merritt Grothe

Bonnie Mandarich

Jenn Bruno

Monica Owens Beauprez

Brandi Shigley

Jennifer McGlincy

Brandis Pelletier

Jennifer Milo

Brittany Stevens

Jenny Lee Walsh

Brittany Van Domelen

Jenny BakerStrasburg

Ramey Caulkins

Jill Hodges

Rosie Wiedenmayer

Jill Landman Alfond

Sarah Broughton

Jillian Parker

Shana Colbin Dunn Shawn Kirchner

Christie Isenberg

Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod

Christine Andrew

Kate Lacroix

Stephanie Blake

Christy Lea Payne

Kimberly Jamerson

Stephanie Ohnmacht

Coco Smith

Kirsten Schmid

Stephanie Richards

Coral Frischkorn

Kristin Dittmar

Susan Wagenknecht

Courtney Tobon

Laura Love

Suzannah Johnston

Cynthia Steinbrecher

Lauren Cannon Davis

Suzanne Brown

Carol Solich Carrie Bradley Casey Rosen Casey St. John

Dana Crawford Dana Davis Danette Stuckey Denise Snyder Drita Rosin Ellen Marchman

Leigh Sullivan Lin Patten Lisa Johnson Liz Finkelstein Marci Johnson Margaret Miner

Nancy Sevo Natalie Rekstad-Lynn Paige Elway

Shelley Magness

Sylvia Atencio Tahl Humes Tari Ann Wilde Tracy Bozarth Virginia Reiman Wendy Aiello


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Over the past decade, American heritage brands have been having a moment and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Once the clothing of

sport and function

celebrated for durability and utility rather than fashion, the popularity of work wear makers like Red Wing and L.L. Bean has had a revival. With deep roots, integrity and a

passion for craftsmanship, these

tried and true brands are being lauded by the fashionable set for everything mass-production is not. They’ve stood the test of time, becoming trendy without even trying. Millenials have taken note, looking for something

authentic amidst a throwaway modern age, while hipsters have embraced the long-lasting quality of heritage brands. Though the word “heritage” is on the verge of being overused on anything that has a throwback look as a buzzword to attract younger customers, the consistency of these classics makes a piece relevant some 20 years later. Heritage brands rely on their history to define what makes them special –

GHURKA

durable and handmade, they come with a story, carry

authenticity and, dare we say, a soul. With quality backed by the people who make them, these pieces are more likely to be

passed down

than regifted; giving a unique heritage piece is the antithesis of giving a gift card. Many heritage labels have found new life by collaborating with contemporary ready-to-wear brands, bringing them

back into the spotlight

and renewing interest in their style and history. J. Crew is known for partnering with definitive labels like Barbour and Quoddy, Target has collaborated with British powerhouse Liberty; similarly, Urban Outfitters created a heritage line with Pendleton. Others have found popularity overseas, notably Japan, where the look of the

rugged workman

is all the rage (and has been for decades). Here, we explore America’s classic heritage labels, and reveal how they went from

function to

fashion. From utility brands to coveted trendy design houses, they’ve become the epitome of chic.

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ompared to its contemporaries, east coast leather maker Ghurka is a relative newbie. Yet with a rich history based in function and a relentless pursuit for quality, the label boasts all the trappings of a heritage brand. Handmade by master artisans, the line dates back to an antiquities auction in the early 1970s. Fueled by his passion for history and leather craft, founder Marley Hodgson bid on and won a set of campaign gear made for a Himalayan Ghurka soldier stationed in India in the early 1900s. Inspired by the rugged elegance and workmanship of the 75-year-old leather, Marley made his first Ghurka bag, a leather knapsack, for his young son. It is still used daily by his granddaughter. Today, Ghurka’s goods have a cult-like following, with gentries clamoring for the bags, accessories and accoutrement bearing the coveted Ghurka stamp. This fall, the brand will set up shop in Cherry Creek, giving Denverites a front row seat. GHURKA.COM


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onsider yourself lucky if you own a pair of L.L. Bean’s duck boots—the allweather footwear racked up a waitlist of 100,000 last winter. The Freeport, Maine company’s headquarters sits just a few miles away from its original operation 103 years ago and today the family-owned outdoor outfitting company has grown to have millions of fans around the globe, employing thousands. Though the leather and rubber boots designed to withstand brutal New England winters have become the garb of Normcore-obsessed urbanites, we’ve always loved their preppy classics: The Field Coat and the Boat and Tote Bag (monogrammed, of course) are longtime favorites. Locally, look for the L.L. Bean flagship store that opened last fall at Park Meadows.

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omesteading railroad conductor C.C. Filson began his Seattle workwear company in 1897 at the height of the gold rush. Specializing in Mackinaw Wool clothing, blankets, knit goods and footwear, Filson became the trusted brand in outfitting gold stampeders headed for the Klondike. Over time, his reputation for honesty, reliability, and quality translated into long-lasting gear for outdoor enthusiasts. Though their tin cloth jackets were created for sportsmen the field, pockets that once housed bullets and cigarettes keep iPhones and house keys today, bringing their rugged look to an urban setting. Notably, Filson has made a mark with their travel duffles: We love the canvas and leather Pullman bag, built to withstand a lifetime of globe-trotting.

Known for their buffalo check plaid wool and cotton flannel shirts, Woolrich has made a comeback across college campuses (worn with skinny jeans, of course) in a big way. As the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the United States, Woolrich once supplied blankets to Civil War soldiers. Plaid hunt coats, quilted vests and hats with flaps may conjure thoughts of Elmer Fudd, but Woolrich’s modern-day collaborations have rocketed them into the 21st century. Behind the millennial-focused Woolrich Woolen Mills offshoot label are menswear gurus Daiki Suzuki, (creator of Engineered Garments) and Mark McNairy (of J. Press) to add a fashion-forward edge. Craft brewers Dog Fish have also partnered with the brand to create The Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a brawny aged rye ale. And yes, the 130-year-old company is still making wool blankets: Their Stadium Throw has been the ultimate way to cozy up at your alma mater’s homecoming game for years. WOOLRICH.COM

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nown for its hard-wearing boots worn by oil-rig roughnecks, miners and loggers, Red Wing became a sensation in Japan some thirty years ago—but as a fashion item, not a work boot. The Minnesota manufacturer founded in 1905 by Charles Beckman continues to make high quality boots, but the upsurge in interest as a lifestyle brand spurred them to create their Heritage Collection: made by craftsman in the United States, styles like the Beckman and the Chukka are designed for the workaday gent. With leather from their own tannery and stitched using Puritan sewing machines designed in the 1860s, the shoes are crafted in much the same way they were at Red Wing’s inception. Worn around the world for their practicality, they’ve had a banner year with the fashion-savvy man, too—even Johnny Depp is a fan.

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merica’s oldest milliner began in the 1860s, and their hats have been worn on the heads of greats like Fred Astaire and Humphrey Bogart, though in recent years, the company partnered with Grammy-winning sensation Ne-Yo. Bollman is behind a movement dedicated to Americanmade products backed by their employee-owners, and their wool-felt and straw hat labels (Kangol, Karen Kane, Borsalino, and Country Gentleman among them) have graced the heads of both the famous (Leonardo DiCaprio) and infamous (Al Capone) for more than a century. Their newest manifestation is Private Label—created for the discerning hatwearer craving a bespoke design made just for them. BOLLMANHATS.COM

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t. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905: John Willis Hulme founds a leather goods company hand making travel bags, briefcases, rucksacks and handbags. Today, their leathercraft follows in the same vein, sourcing goods from small craft tanneries across the United States that utilize the same methods from a century ago. The techniques create a classic patina on the leather—it’s double tanned and hand-burnished to bring out the unique qualities of each hide, adding an elegance that translates beautifully to every item. J.W. Hulme’s duffle design looks straight from a J.Peterman catalog, inspiring a feeling of American independence and exploration. In a world of modern-day impermanence, their bags come with a lifetime guarantee and free monogramming, so you’re insured an item that’s forever and distinctly yours. JWHULMECO.COM


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hese Lewiston, Maine moc makers measure their output by the dozen, not thousands, and when they say their items are hand crafted, they mean it. Each custom shoe is literally stitched and cut by hand without using industrial machines. In their workshop, sewers sit at benches with needle, thread, leather, and a few tools, then create a custom moccasin using techniques passed down over centuries from the native Passamaquoddy tribes that once inhabited the area. Crafting a quality, comfortable and durable shoe takes real skill—each sewer expertly knows how to coax the materials they use into beautiful footwear. Quoddy has stuck to their roots, refusing to exchange the work of the human hand for machine efficiency, and it shows. From classic penny loafers, to boat shoes, drivers and ringboot moccasins, each pair carries on a legacy.

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he early history of Pendleton reads like an adventurer’s diary: Englishman Thomas Kay crossed the Atlantic to work in East Coast textile mills, later sailing down the Atlantic seaboard, crossing the Isthmus of Panama by burro, and sailing back up the Pacific seaboard in an epic voyage lasting four months. The end point was Oregon, our nation’s newest state, where he eventually opened his own woolen mill in 1889. Kay’s eldest daughter Fannie learned from the ground up while managing the mill before marrying C.P. Bishop, a retail merchant. Together they created the foundation of Pendleton that’s still going today, producing the iconic Indian blankets with bright and intricate designs that are synonymous with the West. The blankets, with patterns from the Nez Perce, Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes, were used in trade and ceremony, but the timeless designs were soon coveted by everyone. The early 20th century saw the mill expand its line into wool men’s shirts, and the women’s 49er jacket was a booming success in post-war America. Today, Pendleton has partnered with Urban Outfitters to create a modern line of clothing and home goods. We love the classics – the blankets from their National Park collection embrace the outdoor spirit of the West and have a look that’s right at home in Colorado.

he year was 1865. The Civil War had just ended and then-President Lincoln was tragically assassinated. And near the Cannon River in Minnesota, a legacy was beginning as Faribault set up shop. Founded by German cabinet-maker Carl H. Klemer, what began as a one-man wool carding operation stands today as an iconic maker of fine blankets. Over the next 30 years, with the help of Klemer’s three sons, Faribault expanded by leaps and bounds. They supplied 100,000 wool blankets to the soldiers of WWI, and by the 1930s, nearly every department store across the U.S. carried their wares, cementing a reputation as a producer of quality goods. When American troops headed to Europe during WWII, the Faribault factory was flooded with volunteers to help meet blanket production demands for our boys abroad. So beloved and iconic is the company that when a fire demolished the factory in the 1960s, orders poured in to get mill employees back to work. Their summer and winter weight blankets and throws are classics, but Faribault also does natty scarves and wraps—we especially covet their Huntly Wool Throw Cape this fall.

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nown for their buffalo check plaid wool and cotton flannel shirts, New England’s shoe industry experienced something of a boom in the 1880s, moving away from the ‘pair a day’ hand-crafted model of workmanship to industrial operations that increased production to 500 pairs per day. The new method also ensured a consistent product and numerous companies took hold in eastern Massachusetts. Charles Alden’s shoe and boot company was among them and included children’s shoes, too. In the 1930s, the company moved operations to Brockton, joining the Old Colony factory to offset the pains of the Great Depression and made a comeback in the 40s by sticking with the quality they always offered when others were using cheap materials and labor. The last remaining shoe and bootmaker of those that began a century ago, the business is still family owned and operated. We love the elegant loafer from their Cape Cod collection, though their penny or tassel loafers have a preppy appeal and their brogues would catch anyone’s eye. ALDENSHOES.COM

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THE POND HERITAGE BRANDS AREN’T JUST

AMERICAN: THE SPORTING TYPES OF BRITAIN WERE THE INSPIRATION OF MANY OF THE STYLES WE CHERISH TODAY. HERE, A FEW CLASSIC LABELS FROM ACROSS THE POND.

1. HUNTER

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hen Kate Moss was snapped wearing Hunter wellies at the Glastonbury music festival in 2005, the classic rubber boot morphed from the necessary rain gear of the country gentleman to fashion item. Soon, the knee-high boot came in a rainbow of colors trend-spotted on both sides of the Atlantic.

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cotsman John Barbour introduced long-lasting waterproof oilcloth jackets to local fishermen in the 1890s and soon, catalog orders were coming in from far-flung Hong Kong, Chile and South Africa. With steady support from outdoorsman and royalty alike, in 2012 the Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket flew off the racks when Daniel Craig as James Bond wore it in Skyfall, looking irresistibly brawny.

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ewer to the heritage set, Belstaff was founded in 1924, but with its revolutionary waterresistant wax fabric, it was soon embraced by the post-WWI youth of the era, who loved its daring and freedom and snubbed social strata. Che Guevara wore their jackets, so did Amelia Earhart; in modern times soccer star David Beckham sports the look.

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ot many labels can say they’ve outfitted the royal family since the reign of King Edward VII, clothed the soldiers of World Wars I & II with waterproof trenches, were worn by Edmund Hilary and company during his ascent of Everest, adored by Margaret Thatcher, and uniformed the British Olympic Team. And it all began as a Mayfair tailor shop in 1851.

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he definitive London department store began in 1885 when Arthur Liberty borrowed money from his future father-in-law to open up shop. Before long, he had expanded its homeware and fashion empire to stretch a city block. Beginning with William Morris and the Art Nouveau Movement, Liberty made its mark with art and micro-floral fabrics, creating a cult following and discerning fan club for its quintessential British style.

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his Scottish cashmere house has made sweaters for almost as long as America has been a country. The beloved company put knitwear on the map, creating the argyle pattern and the twinset as we know them today. The Duke of Windsor and Alfred Hitchcock were among its fans; today the label collaborates with celebs like Tilda Swinton.

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From the hostess with the mostess to the pampered pooch, our gift guide is curated with style in mind.

SANTA BABY

Whether your purse strings are haute couture or ready to wear, these glamorous picks will undoubtedly have you hurrying down the chimney tonight.

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Absolutely Beautiful Things Anna Spiro $68; furbishstudio.com Sarah Martinez Feather Print Lucite Tray $75; furbishstudio.com

THE HOSTESS

Jonathan Adler Palm Beach Jet Set Candle $28; jonathanadler.com

Hermès Lift Ball Ornament $354; hermes.com

Tuckernuck Tropical Letterpress Coasters (100) $25; tnuck.com AERIN Waterlily Body Cream $58; neimanmarcus.com

Vogue Living Houses, Gardens, People $64; barnesandnoble.com LUXE City Guides Fashion Gift Box $60; net-a-porter.com

Kate Spade New York Nesting Boxes $54; swoozies.com Smythson Luck Be a Lady Notebook $80; smythson.com

SLIP A SABLE UNDER THE TREE, FOR ME…

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Slim Aarons Penthouse Pool Photograph $995; jonathanadler.com

Tory Burch Babylon Horn Pendant Necklace $250; toryburch.com

A ’54 CONVERTIBLE TOO, LIGHT BLUE…

Hermès Kelly en Peries Change Tray $660; hermes.com Tom Ford Metallic Python Pumps $1,490; net-a-porter.com

Ghurka Jewelry Roll No. 229 $495; ghurka.com

Bond No. 9 Astor Place Parfum $205; bondno9.com

Chloé Houndstooth Wool Blend Sweater $1,095; net-a-porter.com

Gucci Linea B Medium Bag $2,100; gucci.com

Diana Vreeland Extravagance Russe Candle $90; neimanmarcus.com

THE GAL Stubbs & Wooton Animal Print Needlepoint Smoking Slipper $450; stubbsandwooten.com REIGNMAG.COM

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I WANT A YACHT Trianon Gold and Stingray Cufflinks $1,600; mrporter.com

AND REALLY THAT’S NOT A LOT…

Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Cardigan $2,495; andrisenmorton.com

Assouline The Big Book of the Hamptons $85; assouline.com

Ghurka Poker Set $3,700; ghurka.com

Antica Cartotecnica Set of 3 Notebooks $30; mrporter.com

Ghurka Football No. 219 $195; ghurka.com Smathers and Branson Needlepoint Coaster Set $75; smathersandbranson.com

Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck Sunglasses $365; neimanmarcus.com

THE GUY

Pankhurst London Sahving Set $420; pankhurstlondon.com Hermès Avalon Blanket $1,525; hermes.com


Melissa & Doug Giant Giraffe $100; melissaanddoug.com

THE LITTLE

Hermès Adada Bib $255; hermes.com

Burberry Check Double Strap Sneaker $165; neimanmarcus.com

Petit Pehr Fox Pillow $30; nordstrom.com

Fashion Fairy Tale Memoirs Set of 3 $60; net-a-porter.com

Jonathan Adler Junior Lucite Elephant $88; jonathanadler.com

Fuji Pink Instax Mini Camera $99.99; bestbuy.com

Land of Nod Stripe Teepee $159; landofnod.com

FORGOT TO MENTION ONE LITTLE THING, A RING…

Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Playsuit $225; dolceandgabbana.com

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THE POOCH

Harry Barker Bristol Dog Collars $22 each; harrybarker.com

Harry Barker Ball Gift Bucket $32; harrybarker.com Harry Barker Fold Up Travel Dog Bowls $28+; harrybarker.com Harry Barker Coastal Biscuit Tin $14; harrybarker.com

Kiehl’s Cuddly Coat Grooming Products $13+; kiehls.com

Harry Barker Toile Canvas Bones $12+; harrybarker.com

Harry Barker Vintage Stripe Dog Bed $110+; harrybarker.com

Louis Vuitton Baxter Dog Collar $380; louisvuitton.com

Society Social Pagoda Pet Bed Price Upon Request; shopsocietysocial.com MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Pet Dish $48; mackenzie-childs.com

FILL MY STOCKING WITH A DUPLEX AND CHECKS…

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Introducing two new Denver stores

for girls ages 8-14 years who are ready to leave the nest

build. create. imagine. share. explore.


A peek inside the topsy turvy world of Lookingglass Alice

By John Moore

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irls have always loved Alice. The heroine of Lewis Carroll’s popular series of books has inspired generations of young women around the world to be smart, brave and unafraid. But despite having just turned a spry 150 years old this year, the Alice who catapults onto the Denver Center’s Stage Theatre this month is not your great-greatgreat-great grandmother’s Alice. She’s greater. Specifically, she’s tougher. Faster. And definitely stronger. The old Disney Alice may have stood up to the decapitating Queen of Hearts. This new Alice actually carries the White Knight on her own shoulders. She’s no damsel in distress. This is the Alice of Lookingglass Alice, a traveling stage phenomenon created in 2005 by Chicago’s appropriately named Lookingglass Theater Company. This gravity-defying stage

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production reinvents Carroll’s timeless magic carpet ride using acrobats, trapeze artists and even stilt-jumpers. This innovative new production demands an Alice of incredible athletic agility – in the tiny body of an actor who can also play a 9-year-old convincingly. It is such a physically rigorous acting exercise that when Lookingglass Alice opens the DCPA Theatre Company’s 37th season on Sept. 11, actors Lauren Hirte and Lindsey Noel Whiting will split the show’s eight weekly performances. And by the time the audience gets done watching sci-fi’s original worm-hole traveler do her trippy thing for 90 minutes, the young women in the audience don’t approach the stars to ask about Alice’s party dress. “They want to know, 'How do I get to do those things that you did?” said castmate Molly Brennan, “which is such a great step forward for all of us.” What captures their imagination, says Hirte, who has been playing Alice onstage for 10 years, is the circus storytelling aspect of the performance. It’s the spectacle. It’s Alice free-falling down the rabbit hole through aerial hoops.

“I definitely think this show puts the audience in Alice’s shoes, where (no one knows) what to expect next,” Hirte said. Alice, Brennan confirms, “spends very little time with her feet on the ground.” And that makes performing the role, Whiting added, “a little bit like climbing Everest." Lookingglass Alice is the signature show of the Lookingglass Theatre Company, which launched the careers of actor David Schwimmer of the hit TV series Friends and Tony Award-winning Mary Zimmerman, best known for Metamorphoses – Greek and Roman myths staged in a pool of water. Kent Thompson, the Producing Artistic Director of the DCPA Theatre Company, said he is excited to kick off his new season by bringing the unique magic of the acclaimed Chicago ensemble to Denver. “This is a captivating production that allows audiences of all ages to join Alice as she literally tumbles down the rabbit hole,” he said. Lookingglass Alice, adapted by Director David Catlin, features familiar narratives from all three of Carroll’s Alice novels: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Lookingglass, What Alice Found There. Which means the character of Alice


spends most of her time reacting to bizarre and often life-threatening circumstances. She shrinks. She expands. She encounters Humpty Dumpty and a headless cat. You can imagine what fun that must be for the women playing Alice. They dangle on silks and maneuver through ropes suspended from the ceiling. Why, they have a huge dance party with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. “As both actors and acrobats, Lauren and Lindsey have a super-high level of proficiency in their physical work to make it look as if they are the victim of things happening to her character,” Brennan said. “But the actors are operating at a pro-athlete level in terms of the physical capacity. Alice appears to be a victim - but she's actually in control of everything.” Hirte has described her job as not so much playing the role of Alice but attacking it. “It is such a difficult show to do,” she said. “While playing on the outside, you also have to be so precise on the inside, and know exactly what is going to happen. It's 90 minutes onstage, so you are gauging during that time – ‘How much strength do I have left for this?’ ” The moment Lookingglass Alice has the White Knight stand on Alice’s shoulders and they tumble together like a rolling human ball is meant to send a powerful visual message to the audience, Hirte said. “In that scene, things get turned on their head where the small Alice is the one who is carrying the bigger White Knight who is typically supposed to save her,” Hirte said. “She is the one on the bottom literally carrying him. “I am not a tiny little stick of a person by any means but, by general standards, I am a fairly small person. But when David asked, ‘Can you be on the bottom and ‘base’ the actor?’ I said, 'Yeah. That's great. Let's do that.’ ” In the gender-bending spirit of the production, Brennan is now the first female actor to take on the actor track that includes the Red Queen, Tweedledee, the Door Mouse and the Caterpillar Trio. But she’s used to defying gender expectations on stage,

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having previously played Smee in Peter Pan at the Lookingglass Theatre and Harpo Marx in Animal Crackers at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. “So this show goes along with my trend of taking the boys' parts away,” Brennan said with a laugh. Pulling off that uncommon feat, she said, requires a full performing skill set that includes brute strength. “I have pretty aggressive energy, both in my life and onstage, which is typically a sign of masculine people,” said Brennan. “Overall, I would say I have an audacity.” And Hirte has an endurance. Her visit to Denver marks the start of her second decade playing Alice. “It's been an amazing journey over the past 10 years,” she said. It’s a journey she hopes to continue, she joked, for as long as her back holds out. “When I started out, my friends came and saw the show, and now they are bringing their kids. And watching the show through their children’s eyes is an amazing experience." “This is a really hard show, but that audience reaction is so completely worth it. We put them on a journey that hopefully they won't forget.” That’s a sentiment shared by her fellow Alice. “It’s very hard work,” Whiting said. “And you don’t work that hard for something unless you really love it.”

John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the U.S by American Theatre Magazine in 2011. He has since taken a groundbreaking position as the Denver Center’s Senior Arts Journalist.

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You would think, given the evident strength and confidence the women of Lookingglass Alice exude onstage, no man would be fool enough to make the mistake of disrespecting them offstage. You would be wrong. “Yeah, we're women in America,” said actor Molly Brennan, “so it happens, what … every 20 minutes?” But Brennan has no trouble taking care of herself. “I am tattooed, I have a man’s haircut and I dress like I am trying to survive in Mad Max,” she said with a laugh. “But actually when I find myself in situations of being disrespected because of my gender, I try to not yell but rather to actually speak intelligently. In fact I recently had a situation where someone made a comment that was not welcomed (by me). I said to him, 'I want to let you know that when you say that to a woman, it doesn't make her feel good, or complimented. It makes her feel unsafe. Please don't do that.’ So I try to lean on the side of speaking peacefully before engaging in anything.” Castmate Lauren Hirte said that most times, “just being strong and presenting yourself as a strong person” diffuses any dicey situation. And if not, Brennan said, they can always employ the physical skills they have developed to perform Lookingglass Alice. “I think both Lauren and I have enough strength - or at least speed - to get out of the situation,” Brennan said.


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DANA DAVIS It’s a warm summer evening, and a pretty brunette is just settling in to her home in Denver. The new girl in town, it’s a role with which she’s unfamiliar. Back in Los Angeles, everyone knows her name. And her sister’s name. And her late father’s name. And no doubt, her mother’s name. Yet here in the Mile High City, furniture is being delivered, boxes are being unpacked and as it so often does with a move, a less than quiet chaos surrounds her. Laptop in front of her, phone in her ear, she’s directing a cast of thousands and she’s doing it all as she walks with a cane, limping ever so slightly. True to form, this woman doesn’t miss a step – literally or figuratively. It’s all just another day in her life. A life that has never resembled the one most of us know. Not in the slightest. Not for one minute. Meet Dana Davis.

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he may be new to Denver on a full time basis, but Dana Davis is no stranger to Colorado. Rewind some three decades and she was one of the five young children of Barbara and Marvin Davis – arguably Denver’s first family at the time. Her father, a gregarious oilman with a staggering net worth, was larger than life and her mother was the petite tour de force by his side. The family spent holidays with heads of state and vacations with Hollywood icons. Their lives, it would seem, were charmed. It was 1977 and Dana, 7, hadn’t been feeling well. After a number of unexplained health incidents, her mother took her to their family pediatrician, Dr. Jules Amer. During that visit, Dana learned that she had type 1 diabetes. Back then, awareness of juvenile diabetes was even more limited than it is today. Naturally, Mrs. Davis was alarmed and concerned for her daughter, unsure of what the complications from such a disease could be. Upon calling her husband to share the news, he famously replied “fix it,” with the confidence only a titan of industry could exude. Unlike most problems that a certain level of privilege can correct, Mrs. Davis couldn’t simply “fix it.” Not yet, anyway. Instead, they were told that Dana would need to take a daily shot of insulin and that she shouldn’t have sugar. The education available for type 1 diabetics was limited and compared to modern day standards, care was rudimentary. “I was terrified of the shots and over the first few weeks, it was really all we were taught,”

Davis explains. “We were overwhelmed by what we didn’t understand.” She was also afraid – notoriously hiding from the nurse sent in to give her that daily insulin shot. Finding a 7-year-old Dana in the Davis’ palatial home was no small undertaking. “I was an hour late to school every morning the first month I was diagnosed. Those shots horrified me,” she remembers. Soon, the Davises would journey the 2,000 miles to Boston’s Joslin Center. With Dana in tow, Barbara and Marvin Davis were thrust into the world of diabetes on that trip, learning everything there was to know about the disease in the late 1970s. The Joslin Center was and is wholly focused on diabetes and the Davises left armed with a wealth of knowledge and level of care they couldn’t get in Denver. This became the catalyst to a lifelong mission and legacy. “My parents realized how incongruent the resources were in Boston as opposed to Denver. Soon after that trip, my mother asked me if I thought it would be nice to have a similar clinic in Colorado,” Dana recalls. “My parents were mindful of the fact that most families couldn’t travel across the country to receive care like we could. They wanted to help people with diabetes right here in our backyard. That, and I don’t think they wanted to travel 2,000 miles every time I needed to go to the doctor,” she laughs. With that, Barbara Davis took the first steps of what has been a 40-year voyage in conquering diabetes. By the fall, she had incorporated the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, soon hiring its first employee. It wasn’t long before her tenacity took over and efforts were underway to build the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. All the while, Dana’s care was top priority. Yet diabetes in the 70s looked much different than it does today. “Back

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then, we didn’t have at-home blood testing or any of the things that can help you manage the disease nowadays. It was one massive shot of insulin and you would eat to feed that insulin,” she explains. “I swear I put on so much weight the first year I became diabetic. My mom would panic every time my blood sugar dropped and fed me sandwiches and sodas. I probably ate 9,000 calories a day!” she laughs. But it was this knowledge, or lack thereof, that was Barbara’s driving force. She wanted answers for her daughter and solutions for so many like her. Before long, she decided to host a black tie affair to raise money for the newly formed Children’s Diabetes Foundation and on June 3, 1978, the first Carousel Ball commenced.

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At the head table were Mr. and Mrs. Davis and their closest confidants – President and Mrs. Gerald Ford, Lucille Ball and Kirk Douglas, among others. Denver had never seen anything quite like it and that evening, Marvin Davis pledged the first of many gifts, one million dollars to build a diabetes research and clinical care center. The gesture prompted a standing ovation, spurring an additional $210,000 in donations from ball guests. This amount was unheard of at the time and set into motion the charity circuit’s most lauded event. All the while, Dana continued to manage her diabetes the best any seven-year-old could. She became accustomed to the daily shots she once

dreaded and stayed relatively upbeat and unaffected. “From the beginning, I never felt angry or victimized by my disease, it was what it was. I didn’t let my life revolve around diabetes. I made it fit into my life and not vice versa,” she says. That winter, Dana and her family were vacationing at their home in Palm Springs, and a familiar friend was over for dinner. As they chatted about the foundation, “Uncle Frank” suggested that he perform at the next Carousel Ball. A young Dana looked up at him and said, in the most impish of tones, “why would people want to come watch you sing?” Uncle Frank was Frank Sinatra. To Dana, he was simply the man who liked to come over for dinner. “I wasn’t raised to place emphasis on someone because of their celebrity, so to me, these were just the people who were always around,” she explains. “They were my parent’s friends and as a child, I didn’t understand their significance to the rest of the world. I just couldn’t grasp why anyone would want to come to a party to hear them perform or see them on stage.” Despite an unimpressed young Dana, Sinatra took center stage in 1979 with Merv Griffin serving as emcee. Over the next eight years, the Carousel Ball grew at lightening speed, with performances from Sammy Davis, Jr., Kenny Rogers and Diana Ross and guests like Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Henry Kissinger, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Stewart, Raquel Welch, Lee Majors and Brooke Shields descending on Denver. By 1985, the crowd at the former Currigan Hall had reached 3,000 and revenue had increased to over $2 million. Of course, as it so often does with starstudded soirées, the Carousel Ball was not without its commotion. Take for example the 1984 ball, when Lionel Richie was at the peak of his All Night Long fame. Volunteers had taken his leather pants to a local cleaner to ready them for the evening’s performance. Although the crowd had no idea at the time, a chemical reaction was causing the pants to severely burn Richie’s legs. He was rushed to a Denver hospital, where coincidentally Dana’s sister Nancy was in labor with son Jason. Richie caused quite the stir with the staff, as nurses and doctors clamored to tend to the ailing rock star. All the while, Nancy was left to somewhat fend for herself. “She’ll never forget that,” Dana shares. “Everyone was so excited to see Lionel Richie that my sister took a back seat during labor!” There were other legendary tales, too, like the 1983 ball that family friend Aaron Spelling used as the basis for an episode of his hit show, Dynasty. The entire


cast attended and filmed a segment during the actual ball, a coup for the foundation’s publicity. Of course, this wasn’t the only inspiration that the Davises provided for the series. It’s believed that Spelling loosely based the show’s Carrington family on the Davises. But the ball’s grandeur was never in vain. In fact, by May of 1980, the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes had opened its doors. Over the next decade, a number of important advancements were made, which Dana remembers all too well. “It was a big deal when we went from one to two shots a day, and an even bigger deal when at-home blood testing was introduced.” And while many of these advancements were due in no small part to the very Center her own diagnosis had spawned, she didn’t spend much time there. She was, after all, an adolescent, with the same attitude and aggravations of any kid her age. While she was involved in her mother’s work by way of public service announcements and private meetings (she recalls many a trip to Denver’s Lakeside Park for photo shoots on its well-known carousel) kidnapping threats to her magnate father precluded Dana from attending more public activities, like the foundation’s auction. A reality that most of us cannot imagine but for the Davises, was ever-present. In 1986, the Davis family relocated from Denver to Los Angeles, where they moved into The Knoll, an estate that had belonged to onetime Carousel Ball performer Kenny Rogers. The move made sense - Dana’s father had acquired 20th Century Fox in earlier years, and with it came assets like Aspen Skiing Company and the Pebble Beach Company. He later purchased and then sold the Beverly Hills Hotel, which remains a

TOP LEFT: Lionel Richie performs in Denver at the 1984 Carousel Ball TOP RIGHT: Iconic songstress Diana Ross performs at the Carousel Ball MIDDLE: Hollywood legend Lucille Ball, a longtime friend of the Davis family, and Mrs. Barbara Davis BOTTOM LEFT: President and Mrs. Gerald Ford with Mrs. Barbara Davis. The Fords were close family friends of the Davis’ for many years and were some of the foundation’s biggest supporters. BOTTOM RIGHT: Legend Frank Sinatra performs at the 1979 ball in Denver REIGNMAG.COM

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TOP: A young Dana Davis and friends shoot photos for a CDF public service campaign MIDDLE: Dana presents her mother with the Brass Ring award BOTTOM: The lovely Davis ladies – Dana Davis, Barbara Davis and Nancy Davis Rickel

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special place for the family. And while true, this lifestyle was glamorous in many ways, the Davis family leveraged their position not for pomp and circumstance but instead for the betterment of both the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center. Dana’s unaffected nature, however, didn’t lend itself to her new Beverly Hills private school. She soon returned to Colorado to the family home where she finished her studies at Kent Denver. All the while, the work of the researchers and physicians at the Barbara Davis Center was aiding in the advancement of type 1 diabetes treatment, making Dana’s edict of letting the disease fit into her life and not her life into it more and more plausible. “As technology improved, things for diabetics became easier and smaller,” she explains. “Home blood testing machines were a manageable size to travel with and synthetic insulin was introduced which helped so many of us. That was really monumental. It was fast acting and really changed things for diabetics.” Around this time, Dana’s next health challenge surfaced – she was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 16. An autoimmune disease that many diabetics have, for decades she controlled it with medication and just five years ago went gluten free. “It changed my life,” she maintains. “Until recently a gluten free diet was nearly impossible to adopt, so I struggled and simply used meds to control the symptoms. But once it became ‘hip’ to be gluten free, everything changed. I feel so much better now.” All the while, Dana’s mother continued to blaze a trail for diabetes. While the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center remained in Denver, Mrs. Davis ran her philanthropic efforts from Los Angeles, working remotely with her staff and volunteers. Denver’s economy, however, was struggling and the ball was put on hold until 2000, when it was resurrected and restored to its

glory, now as the Carousel of Hope and held in Los Angeles biannually. In 2001 the event returned to the Mile High City where it has alternated with the California ball every year since. To date, Mrs. Davis, the foundation’s staff and countless volunteers have worked tirelessly to raise more than $100 million dollars for diabetes research and care. But that’s really only the beginning of the story. Dana’s own tales extend far beyond the legendary ball and its celebrity cache. Now in her early twenties and conquering life as a type 1 diabetic who also struggled with celiac disease, she was ever-determined to forge ahead. At 22, she was diagnosed with another autoimmune disease, Hashimotos, which attacks the thyroid. She managed to take it in stride, adding more medications to her regime without missing a beat. Yet a few years later, at 25, a more severe complication reared its head. Dana nearly lost her eyesight to retinopathy, a common side effect of improperly managed diabetes and a result of lax control over the disease during her later teenage and college years. “I can’t get mad at anyone about that, because it was my choice. I wasn’t managing things like I should have,” she admits. “It was definitely a wake up call.” Fortunately, a number of laser eye surgeries were able to cauterize blood vessels and correct the problem. Later on, in 1996, the Barbara Davis Center would add a dedicated eye clinic to its facility, which now boasts state-of-theart diagnostic retinal imaging. This equipment is unparalleled in detecting the earliest stages of retinopathy and helps diabetics receive treatment long before their vision is ever affected. After graduating from USC, Dana spent 15 years as a kindergarten teacher in both Aspen and Los Angeles where she worked in both inner city and private schools. Eventually, her health got in the way, as the position warranted being on one’s feet all day. As with many diabetics, neuropathy (a condition that attacks the body’s smallest nerves – eyes, feet and kidneys) caused severe foot problems for Dana. Coupled with the perfect storm of a high arch and tight Achilles, her foot issues became so severe that she could no longer teach. It was a sentence that while initially heartbreaking, led to the next natural step on her ever-evolving path. Frustrated with a lack of fashionable footwear that she could wear, Dana launched her eponymous shoe collection. Dana Davis Shoes was born out of the diabetic designer’s own necessity and achieved success in major retailers like Bloomingdales. Trouble with her feet continued, however,


resulting in a number of surgeries and the eventual loss of a toe. It would be enough for most to wallow in self-pity, but just like the precocious seven-year-old who took her diabetes diagnosis in stride, wallowing wasn’t Davis’ style. “I definitely have pity-parties and get angry from time to time, but you cry for a day and then you move on,” she reveals. “It’s typically the silly things like wanting to wear a dress you love but close toed flats just don’t work with it. It’s moments like those that can send me into a tizzy. For the most part, I try not to get too consumed with my diseases or my medication. If you do that, you can’t sustain it.” Until recently, life as a shoe designer was a moniker that seemed to fit for Davis. She’d settled into a happy existence in Los Angeles with longtime boyfriend Shane Hendryson and their two pups, Hunter and Nick. Sadly, her father had passed away in 2004, but Dana’s mother continued her work with the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, further cementing her place as the doyenne of Hollywood’s charity set. Mrs. Davis’ galas became as star-studded as any major awards show and the Barbara Davis Center rose to the top, ranking as #1 in the world for type 1 diabetes treatment. All the while, Dana continued to have problems with her nerves – particularly in her feet. Doctors attributed it to complications with diabetes, but her instincts said otherwise. In 2012, Dana was told she had multiple sclerosis (MS). Of all her diagnoses, this hit the hardest. “I was probably a bit angry that nobody realized I had MS for so long,” she admits. “I most likely had it for at least five years prior to diagnosis, but doctors assumed my symptoms were related to diabetes.” Her sister, Nancy Davis Rickel, also had the disease and launched the Race to Erase MS, one of the largest existing fundraisers for multiple sclerosis with more than $35 million in donations since its 1999 inception. As a result of her MS diagnosis, Dana continued to experience health issues, particularly with motor nerve damage and balance, forcing her to walk with a cane. Concurrently, her diagnosis, or perhaps lack thereof, served as an eye opener. “After being diagnosed with MS I took a long hard look at my health and at medical research and education. I realized how important diabetes education is. While MS and diabetes are not necessarily related, they are both autoimmune diseases. Because of this, professionals can oftentimes confuse the two,” she explains. “Many of the problems I was having were symptomatic of MS, not diabetes. I was frustrated.” Call it another case of serendipity when escalating MS complications made it difficult to manage

a footwear line. “It’s tough to sell shoes when you have to walk with a cane and can’t wear heels,” she explains. Like her parlay from teaching to fashion, the next step for Dana seemed to be clear. Realizing that the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center needed a true succession plan and fueled by a passion for diabetes education, she reengaged with the foundation in a more active role. Dana’s mother, now 84, needed to slow down after four decades of leadership, although, as Dana says with a smile, “slowing down for her is considered a great week for me.” In January of this year, Dana and Shane took on active board roles with the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, commuting between Los Angeles and Denver. For the past nine months, Dana has held the title of Interim Executive Director, but she plans to strike the word “interim” from the name soon and has again put down roots in Colorado. This time, with a new lease on life and a fresh perspective on diabetes, the disease she has lived with since she was seven. “There’s a new face of diabetes. I am meeting people who have managed it for 20, 30, 40 years and feel the same way I do. Diabetes shouldn’t be a reason you don’t do something. It should be the reason you have to do something,” she explains. Just back from the Pro Cycling Tour, she refers to Phil Southerland, CEO and founder of Team Novo Nordisk. The group, made up of all type 1 diabetics, hopes to ride the Tour de France by 2020. And that is but one example of the modern day trailblazers inspiring her work. While the Carousel Ball and her mother’s legacy are of the utmost importance, for Dana, a new generation of the foundation means engaging the community on other levels, too. Along with Shane, she intends to collaborate with diabetes groups like JDRF, and hopes to increase the foundation’s funding through grants. Dana also wants to tout the accolades of people like Dr. H. Peter Chase who has been with the Barbara Davis Center since its inception and is much of the reason it is the number one facility it is today. “I realized that I have this incredible foundation at my disposal and it’s my job to ensure people all over the world know about it and that diabetics from all walks of life have access to it,” she says. Well on her way, Dana is devising a plan that will take the foundation that her own diagnosis inspired, that her father’s two little words encouraged and that her mother’s tireless pursuit actualized into the next forty years. The ultimate goal? “Simple,” she answers. “Fix it.”

“I REALIZED THAT I HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE FOUNDATION AT MY DISPOSAL AND IT’S MY JOB TO ENSURE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT IT AND THAT DIABETICS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE HAVE ACCESS TO IT.”

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09. BREWERY GULCH INN Mendocino, California Guy Pacurar left corporate America to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an innkeeper and took over this iconic Mendocino property in 2007. Shortly after, he met and married Sarah, and now the couple have been joined by daughter Ella Mac. The Inn, built with eco-salvaged redwoods from the early California logging industry has a spectacular ocean view of Smuggler’s Cove and borders 48,000 acres of meadows and redwood forest. The ten-room resort is built around a central common room with a huge glass and steel fireplace (built by a local shipbuilder) and outfitted with leather and wood Stickley furniture overlooking the waves as they crash against the cliffs below. The Pacurars suggest the magical weekend itinerary that cemented their love for those who want to explore off-site adventures including kayaking, cottage restaurants, botanical gardens, and the wineries of nearly Anderson Valley, adding up to the perfect romantic escape. brewerygulchinn.com

10. FARMHOUSE INN Forestville, California In the heart of the Russian River Valley between Napa and Sonoma is the Farmhouse, where the warmth and personal touch of a family-owned bed and breakfast meets the luxury of a five-star hotel. With a renowned farm-fresh custom breakfast and the concierges ready to tailor your wine getaway with their favorite secret recommendations (including their own winery), everything is in place to make your wine country weekend unforgettable. Pop-up vineyard dinners, custom wine tastings and world-class restaurants are all a stone’s throw away. farmhouseinn.com


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11. INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON Washington, Virginia Pioneering American Chef Patrick O’Connell started this legendary inn in a former garage in 1978. Out of necessity, he made use of the nowtrendy farm-to-table concept by allying himself with local farmers and producers. A self-taught chef, he has earned countless accolades and is credited with re-inventing American cuisine. Over the past thirty-odd years, the inn has grown to include four standalone houses from the colonial era, each sumptuously decorated by London stage and set designer Joyce Evans. The small village in rural Virginia remains nearly as unspoiled as it was when George Washington himself named the streets in 1749. Nearby towns offer antiquing and pickyour-own orchards, winery tours, and scenic drives through the Shenandoah Valley and Montpelier and Monticello presidential estates. theinnatlittlewashington.com

13. CHEBEAGUE ISLAND INN Chebeague Island, Maine Take a scenic ferry ride from downtown Portland to this picturesque island to an inn that’s been a mainstay and destination for visitors since the 1880s. In the 1920s when the original hotel building burned down, it was replaced by the elegant Greek Revival-style building that stands today. Each of the rooms are singular, with hand-picked details from furniture to artwork created by local artists. The acreage surrounding the inn is home to a golf course and tennis courts, and cruiser bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards to explore the miles of beaches are at guests’ disposal. Waste away an afternoon playing bocce ball on the lawn, pack a picnic and head to the shore, or explore the boutiques and restaurants in the island’s village. chebeagueislandinn.com

12. WHITE BARN INN Kennebunk, Maine Boarders have stayed here since the civil war era, with the original farmhouse expanding over the years to accommodate evermore guests, including the addition of cottages built for families to stay for an entire season. Today, each of the accommodations reflect the charm of a quintessential New England retreat. In the 1970s, two barns on the property were restored to create a one-of-a-kind dining space featuring creative versions of Maine’s culinary traditions. Boats can be docked at the marina and complimentary bikes ridden into Kennebunkport for shopping. The resort offers art and cooking classes (including one teaching claw to tail lobster cookery) and chefs will also gladly pack a morning picnic for enjoying a beachside sunrise. whitebarninn.com

14. STONOVER FARM Lenox, Massachusetts Beautiful and serene, this luxury retreat is in the heart of the scenic Berkshires of Massachusetts. Innkeepers Tom and Suky Werman show their attention to detail with afternoon wine and cheese and cooked-to-order breakfasts each day. The complex, built in the 1890s and later inhabited by Herbert Parsons (a congressman) and wife Elsie (a professor and anthropologist) is a treasured area landmark. Accommodating just 14 guests, everything about this retreat is private and intimate. Enjoy a stroll on the grounds near the duck pond, take a drive nearby to view New England’s stunning fall foliage or enjoy nearby Tanglewood’s cultural attractions, from museums to theatre. stonoverfarm.com

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16. OTESAGA RESORT HOTEL Cooperstown, New York Visitors may come to the charming upstate hamlet of Cooperstown for the National Baseball Hall of Fame or the Fenimore Art Museum; but though the idyllic town has plenty of things to do, the Otesaga resort is the real draw. The hotel’s sprawling patio is lined with white rockers to take in stunning lake views and its grand entry is flanked by massive columns that have been welcoming guests since 1909. The resort calls to mind the elegance of a bygone age, but its amenities are all modern—pool, golf, spa, lake activities (canoeing, fishing, and paddle-boarding) make this classically elegant hotel a destination not to miss. otesaga.com

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17. WHITE GULL INN Fish Creek, Wisconsin The tiny hamlet of Fish Creek was settled in the 1850s by Scandinavian fisherman and loggers, and the Inn is a resort that’s retained its rustic charm. Plenty of activities await visitors, from golf to fishing to theater and live music. Guests enjoy the feel of a mid-western cottage, decorated with quaint antiques, and are warmly welcomed by innkeepers Jan and Andy Coulson, who met at the inn 43 years ago. Don’t miss the fish boil, which has earned regional fame; local whitefish is boiled with potatoes over an open fire, served with a delectable smorgasbord of local and homemade sides including fresh bread, coleslaw, cherry pie and craft beers. Door County Living at its very finest. whitegullinn.com

18. RABBIT HILL INN Lower Waterford, Vermont What began as a local tavern in 1795 on New England’s primary trade route evolved into today’s warm and charming retreat--comprised of three original buildings situated on fifteen bucolic acres. Innkeepers Brian and Leslie Mulcahy first visited the inn as guests in 1992, and within a couple of years were learning the ropes before taking over the inn in 1997. They continue the same tradition of personal attention and warm welcome that has been in place for centuries. Indoors, the Snooty Fox Pub is a cozy nook to grab a pint or assemble a puzzle, while outdoors, a gazebo is the perfect reading space after an early morning walk to the spring-fed pond. rabbithillinn.com

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20. INN & SPA AT CEDAR FALLS Logan, Ohio Retreat into the peace and solitude of nature at this charming rural resort, whose rustic-chic cabins were built in the 1840s. Fully updated, each cabin has modern features and cozy decor, while they’re built to enjoy the simple pleasures of the natural world surrounding the inn. Hike from your door to caves, waterfalls, and natural rock grottoes to connect with the world outdoors. Meals are served in the dining room, whose open kitchen allows guests to watch as meals are prepared, and the spa allows a break from busy daily routines to slow down, rejuvenate, and let life’s possibilities bubble to the surface. innatcedarfalls.com

21. LODGE AT WOODLOCH Hawley, Pennsylvania An award-winning retreat set on 150 acres (with a lake) of Pocono countryside, the lodge focuses on helping guests re-focus, with daily spa treatments, culinary education, art classes, and yoga and fitness programs. Seasonally-inspired menus come from one of the on-site gardens, there are multiple pools, saunas, and whirlpools to enjoy and both indoor (spin, weights, dance) and outdoor (golf, hiking, kayaking) fitness options. The Lodge is also big on giving back: They house a turtle sanctuary and a number of charitable community programs, as well as a commitment to environmental sustainability. thelodgeatwoodloch.com

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23. SAN YSIDRO RANCH Santa Barbara, California Relax poolside or tee off with an ocean view at this iconic resort. Choose from elegantly appointed suites or cottages at an all-encompassing resort that lends its spectacular scenery to its gardens and dining rooms, or venture into town for a visit to the beach, Santa Barbara’s historic mission or farmers market. Outdoor adventures are also on the menu, from horseback riding to naturalistguided hikes, this getaway is a change of pace. At least that's what Jack and Jackie thought when they honeymooned at the Ranch in 1953. sanysidroranch.com

24. INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE Rancho Santa Fe, California On 21 landscaped acres full of lush rosebushes and towering fragrant eucalyptus, this Missionstyle southern California retreat (once a secluded getaway for Hollywood starlets) has just undergone a major renovation, upping the luxe factor of the inn and its legendary spa. The original boutique hotel and cottages date from the 1920s to the 1940s, and are surrounded by gardens, pathways, and pools. Defined by antiques and artwork placed throughout the nostalgic hotel, with its sunlit patios, painted tile work, and red tile rooftops, the Inn is the quintessential example of California Spanish revival-style architecture. Hollywood’s greats have long considered the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe an intimate retreat. Likewise, it’s geared toward equestrians and golfers, and croquet on the lawn is a longstanding tradition. theinnatrsf.com


25. DUNTON HOT SPRINGS Dunton, Colorado Nestled in a valley near Telluride, Dunton began as a mining camp in 1895, but after its boom, the town was abandoned. Post 1918, the ghost town and its surrounding 500 acres operated as a cattle ranch, and later, a tourist dude ranch; in 1994 the property underwent an extensive renovation to become a resort. Today, the 13 standalone cabins have been completely upgraded to include luxe accommodations in a rustic atmosphere. The area offers six hot springs (enjoy a soak under the stars or even in your own cabin) to really get away from it all. Choose from a menu of spa treatments or any number of outdoor activities— fly-fishing, horseback rides on the surrounding mountain trails, or hikes. There’s also a quiet library, outdoor chapel, and a saloon and dance hall where meals are shared at a community table. The saloon’s original wooden bar stands in homage to a bygone era of lawlessness and is carved with Butch Cassidy’s name, among others, giving visitors a taste of the West without leaving behind the comforts of home. duntonhotsprings.com 26. AMANGIRI Canyon Point, Utah Situated on 600 raw acres of otherworldly desert, it’s easy to feel completely transported at this tucked-away set of boxlike buildings made from stone that blend seamlessly into the surrounding valley. Centered around the swimming pool (built to encompass a large rock formation, with floating relaxation beds) each space around the hotel, including the Living Room and Dining Room, offer sweeping dramatic views of the desert valley and its rock formations. The library is filled with books and games, fireplaces take off the chill, and a minimalist aesthetic lends a feeling of total serenity. Relax under a starlit sky with a drink from Amangiri’s world class wine cellar in the Lounge, reveling in the unexpected getaway found in this sparse valley overlooking the Escalante National Monument. amanresorts.com/amangiri

27. THE CLIFF HOUSE Manitou Springs, Colorado At the base of majestic Pikes Peak, The Cliff House has been open to guests longer than Colorado has been a state. Manitou Springs grew up around area gold mines serving as a rest point on the stagecoach run between Colorado Springs and Leadville. Miners, trappers, hunters, and investors all stayed at the inn, even pitching tents by the building when there was no room. As the gold rush dwindled, interest in the healing properties of the waters that bubbled from underground aquifers soon drew visitors, and the inn was converted into a sophisticated resort by 8-term Manitou Springs mayor and hotelier Edward E. Nichols. The resort revitalized the economy of a struggling town making it a destination for wealthy guests like Theodore Roosevelt, J. Paul Getty, Thomas Edison, and Clark Gable. Today, with extensive modernizations and renovations, the hotel has preserved its original character in the modern age, allowing guests to fully enjoy their stay while taking in area attractions. thecliffhouse.com

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Homegrown BEAUTY

Lotions, potions, creams, cleansers – we’re partial to them all. But these beauty brands are much more than another label to live in our makeup drawer. They’re locally crafted, born-in-Colorado collections that are taking the industry by storm. And while yes, they are local, they’re anything but mom-and-pop. These beauty trailblazers are paving the pampering way with chic packaging, luxe ingredients, sustainable models and proven results.

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GLO Not all skincare is created equal. Nor is all makeup. Denver-based Glo produces both and stands heads and shoulders above many of its major market contemporaries. The company’s skincare, Glo Theraeutics, has a little something for everyone – whether you’re dry, oily or acne prone – and formulates its products with clinical level concentrations. Glo Professionals, the company’s makeup line, offers some of our favorite goods on the market that give full, flawless coverage without looking cakey or clogging pores. Try the new Cream Glaze Lip Crayons – gloss in a stick format that offers full coverage and color but with plenty of shine.

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Louisville-based Cowgirl ropes in big results for dry, Colorado skin. Cute packaging aside, the line serves up solutions for skin that’s been exposed to the elements – from the mountains to the desert. We love the Saddle Up Serum, which uses a potent blend of vitamins and botanicals to quench uber-dry skin. Perfect after a long day in the sun. COWGIRLSKINCARE.COM


LILY ORGANICS Rejuvenating Enzyme Mask $29.99 PANGEA ORGANICS Japanese Matcha Tea Mask $50

L I LY O R G A N I C S Lily Morgan is a farmer’s daughter. Her dad was a farmer’s son, and his father was a farmer’s son back six generations to pre- American Revolution days. Today, she is also the founder and CEO of Lily Organics, her Henderson -based handmade, organic, all-natural skincare line. Naturally, all twenty-plus products are grown and crafted right on Lily’s very own farm. Essential oils, natural botanicals and herbs make up the 100% non-synthetic and chemical free collection, with products freshly produced every week in the company’s FDA-inspected lab. L I LY O R G A N I C S . C O M COWGIRL SKINCARE Desert Recovery Cleanser $29

GLO MINERALS Shimmer Brick $34

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SANITAS Lemon Cream Scrub $32

Sanitas is one of the most effective and respected professional skincare lines on the market, and with good reason. Lisa Crary’s Louisville based brand is built around cutting edge research. Products are simple and based in science – Sanitas uses active, biogenic, paraben-free and preservative-free ingredients in highly concentrated amounts that stimulate and nourish skin tissue. The result? Healthy, gorgeous, come-hither skin. SANITAS-SKINCARE.COM

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PANGEA ORGANICS Canadian Pine with White Sage Soap $9

For over fifteen years, Margot Elena has been blazing the beauty trail. Archive, her first brand of bath and body products, took the market by storm and made Elena a power player within the industry. Since then, she’s launched a bevy of successful brands with a lineup that today includes Love and Toast, Lollia, Library of Flowers and Tokyo Milk. With lotions and potions known for their quality ingredients and stunning packaging, Margot Elena’s collections are impossible to pass up. MARGOTELENA.COM

ZENTS This Colorado maker of fine bath and body products believes that eco-friendly can also be luxury-driven. The brainchild of former spa therapist Cord Coen, Zents was born out of healing. Twenty years ago, a debilitating car accident that by all account should have left him paralyzed, inspired Coen to explore alternative therapies and rehabilitate in India. There, he made a miraculous recovery and returned to Colorado with the inspiration for Zents, a luxury collection of spa treatment products and bath and body care. Today, Zents is showcased in the likes of the Parker Palm Springs, the Viceroy Snowmass, the legendary Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, and is even sold at hip hotspots like Fred Segal.

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ZENTS Shea Butter Soap $12

LIBRARY OF FLOWERS Wildflower & Fern Parfum Crema $21

OSMIA Osmia Organics believes in seeing, feeling touching and most of all, smelling. Based just outside Aspen in the Roaring Fork Valley, Osmia (meaning “sense of smell”) is centered on the many benefits of aromatherapy. The brainchild of ER doctor turned beauty maven and mother of two Dr. Sarah Villafranco, Osmia’s skincare, soaps, body care and perfumes are all made with quality over cost savings in mind – think mostly certified organic ingredients and cruelty free product testing. Packaging is minimal yet gorgeous and each and every item in the line – from bar soaps to brightening serums – is as effective as it is attractive.

OSMIA ORGANICS Organic Milk Bath, Body Oil and Soap $12-$36

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PANGEA ORGANICS Boulder-based Pangea has been leading the organic bath product pack for some time now, and their staying power isn’t at all surprising. By using natural, clean ingredients that are ethically sourced, the company has created a loyal following since its inception in 2006. With both skin care and body care under its green belt, Pangea now has a direct sales program in play for modern day beauty mavens wanting to turn their love for the brand into a home based business. PANGEAORGANICS.COM

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Larry Mueller with BGCMD President & CEO John Barry at Flight to Luxury 2015

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WE’RE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED that the Flight to Luxury event we created six years ago has become one of the most significant charity events in the Denver community to raise much needed funding for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Flight to Luxury came to fruition as a way for Cuvée to activate its core mission to give back to our community and provide our youth the opportunity to achieve success, regardless of their circumstances. Many kids have tremendous potential but come from underprivileged circumstances. The challenges they face include drugs, hunger, peer pressure, gangs and pregnancy. Boys & Girls Clubs provide kids with hope, safety, warm meals, stability and a family environment. The Clubs are more than just brick and mortar – their foundation is a team that really cares, mentors and supports the youth of Denver by providing encouragement and hope. Great communities like Denver take care of their disadvantaged youth, and Flight to Luxury is all about supporting the most impactful organization in Denver for kids. Boys & Girls Clubs offer proven programs that help shape the lives of youth and develop assets they need to succeed in life. Our red carpet hangar event is our way to give back to our community, Cuvée Style. Last year we raised nearly $1,000,000 for Boys & Girls Club kids and this was due to the tremendous generosity of our Sponsors, Flight to Luxury guests and the Cuvée Community. This year we are committed to raising over $1,000,000! Together, we can make this goal a reality. Reaching our fundraising goal at this event will translate to one full year of life-changing programs for 2,000 Boys & Girls Club members. These widely-successful programs expand the children’s horizons by helping them develop critical skills, gain self-confidence, set goals and shape their path to success by providing highly personalized mentoring. This is our night to celebrate while supporting an incredible organization. Flight to Luxury is our opportunity to give back and make a true difference in the lives of our youth – our leaders of tomorrow. Best,

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A FALL GETAWAY THAT’S HIGH ON STYLE, WE’RE ESCAPING TO LUXURY WITH CUVÉE. A STUNNING MOUNTAIN PENTHOUSE ATOP A PICTURE-PERFECT COLORADO RESORT MAKES FOR A FASHIONABLE ADVENTURE FILLED WITH ROMANCE AND REVELRY.

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THIS PAGE On the Lady: Dennis Basso pale gold hand embroidered gown; $9,000 // Gracie’s Crystal Bling Necklace; $38 On the Gentleman: Ermenegildo Zegna Tuxedo, Andrisen Morton; $2,895 // Eton Tuxedo Shirt, Andrisen Morton; $275 OPPOSITE PAGE On the Lady: Dennis Basso Navy 3-Ply Crepe Gown, $4,450 // Dennis Basso Navy Alligator, Broadtail, Mink, Sable, Fox Vest, $9,750 // Editor’s own J. Crew Earrings On the Gentleman: JBrunello Cucinelli Navy Tuxedo, Andrisen Morton; $4,495 WHERE TO PURCHASE Dennis Basso Little Nell Aspen 970.925.4499 // dennisbasso.com Andrisen Morton 303.377.8488 // andrisenmorton.com Gracie’s 303.698.2229 // graciesonsouthpearl.com Ghurka 855.448.7528 // ghurka.com

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JOIN US 11.13.15 ICONIC FASHION BRAND TO PRESENT THE 2015 BRASS RING FASHION SHOW The 37th Brass Ring Luncheon and Fashion Show to benefit The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation & Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes Register at childrensdiabetesfoundation.org

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Ladies who lunch made their way to Denver’s Epernay Lounge for an evening of cocktails and conversation as they kicked off the 2015 Brass Ring Luncheon. A benefit for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, the November 13th event will draw a crowd of more than 750 as BCBGMAXAZRIA presents an exclusive fashion runway show.

1. Brass Ring Kickoff Chair Sharon Whiton Gelt 2. Long-time supporter of Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Judy McNeil welcomes guests 3. Taylor and Katie Grassby 4. Julie Sklar and her mother, Betsy Sklar. Julie spoke to the audience about living with diabetes. 5. Christina, Larry and Lori Finch. Christina shared with the audience and expressed her thanks to the Barbara Davis Center for their excellent care, while parents Larry and Lori lent their support. 6. Nancy Cowee, who has been in a volunteer role with the Children’s Diabetes Foundation for more than 35 years and daughter, Susan McCarthy 7. Epernay Lounge hosted a bustling crowd 8. Jackie Rotole, Lotte Bowman and Lynette Morrison enjoy Epernay 9. Guests sign up for tables at the November 13th event

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Partygoers clad in their finest summer attire once again took to Littleton’s polo grounds for the annual Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic. A fundraiser for Denver Active 20-30, the longstanding event draws a sell out crowd of supporters. Sunday’s Championship Day has become the country’s largest charitable polo match, raising much needed dollars for programs aimed at helping Denver’s underprivileged youth.

1. Guests dressed to the nines in their millinery and bow ties 2. Members of Team Valiente hoist the championship cup post-victory 3. Guests took to the polo grounds for playful antics 4. There’s no better place for his and hers fedoras than the Denver Polo Classic 5. Guests and volunteers pose for the camera 6. Lovely ladies enjoying an afternoon of polo 7. There is no more exciting and beautiful game than a traditional polo match. Here, the vying teams go for the goal. 8. Schomp BMW has been a longtime supporter of Denver Active 20-30 and title sponsor of the Polo Classic

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Bastille Day at Materials Marketing

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Reign Magazine partnered with Materials Marketing, a fine manufacturer of stone and tile for upscale residential projects, to host a Bastille Day soirée at the company’s Denver Design Center showroom. Interior designers, real estate professionals and other industry leaders reveled in all things French as they mixed and mingled with Materials Marketing’s Colorado representatives. Yours Truly Cupcake presented a lavish Bastille Day dessert display, while guests imbibed and indulged in French wines, champagnes and fare.

1. Sweet treats from Sugarlicious set the stage for indulgence as guests entered 2. Designer Missy de Koning and guest chat with Materials Marketing’s Danica Woodworth 3. The Materials Marketing team – Molly Reinhardt, Sonya Cazenave, Dacia Woodworth, Monica Gesikowska, Lauren Morris, Meg Jacobsen 4. Ansley Kreitler and Betsy Marr 5. Reign Magazine’s Betsy and Kevin Marr toast with the Materials Marketing team 6. Amy Nix and Brooke Greene 7. Yours Truly Cupcake presented a Frenchinspired dessert display that left guests agog 8. Stephanie Blake and Brianna Firestone 9. Jody Vanderhorst, Jill Hodges and sweet baby Vivi, who donned her favorite summer Lilly for the occasion

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Five at Aspen Food & Wine Classic Reign Magazine was a proud sponsor of Five and Seattle Fish Company’s decadent event held on June 19th during the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Five’s esteemed chefs created inspired dishes, which were paired with wine and libations served at one of Aspen’s most stunning private homes. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of celebration between Friday’s sessions of the popular foodie fête.

1. Guests enjoying mingling at Inspirato’s incredible Aspen abode 2. FIVE sponsors Randi & Zachary Johnston of The Spice Guy 3. Handcrafted bitters were infused into custom libations for guests 4. Kimberly Lorenzen, Ashley Morean and Heather Philand 5. Taylor and Kajsa Swallow, owners of Sarto’s restaurant in Denver, and Rachel and Brian Corbett 6. The brainpower and brawn behind FIVE, Leigh Sullivan with her husband, Travis Plakke 7. One of the many incredible dishes served at the event 8. FIVE’s very own Gerard Collier, Bar Manager at Pinche Taco

Do at the Zoo

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Sixty of Denver’s finest restaurants strutted their stuff safari style for the 2015 Do at the Zoo. A fundraiser for the Denver Zoological Society, this year’s Do saw guests clad in animal inspired attire enjoying bites and sips as they took in the latest exhibits at The Denver Zoo. Chaired by community leaders Dick Monfort and Mike Long, the Do raised much needed funds to support the programs and purposes of the Denver Zoo.

1. Deck and Sharon Hughes 2. David and Sylvia Young 3. Karen Williams with Do at the Zoo Chair Dick Monfort 4. Rob Cohen and Shannon Block 5. Michael and Carrie Horton

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Connie and Alex Wiegers kindly opened the doors of their stunning Polo Club abode on July 30th in support of Project Helping, an organization that aims to help those suffering from mental illness through the power of volunteering. An intimate group of guests enjoyed cocktails and conversation as they learned more about Project Helping’s people and purposes.

PHOTOS BY FRANCES MARRON

Project Helping

1. Tim Brown and Garret Hommel 2. Guests enjoy the lovely home of party hosts Connie and Alex Wiegers 3. Project Helping founders Ashlee and Juston Kruger with party hosts Alex and Connie Wiegers and Tim Brown 4. Denise Wagner, Megan Stewart, Kiana Akina and Sydney Schneider 5. Newlyweds John Beauprez and Monica Owens Beauprez


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Models showing the latest suits from the house of Chanel, circa 1961. The look has endured and remains a classic today.

May you never forget that a kind heart is forever in fashion May you be a Slim Aarons lady with a Helmut Newton soul May you exist to be happy, not to impress May you always play dress up, no matter your age And may you strive to be remembered, not to be noticed

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