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What’s Inside

54 GAME DAY FALL FASHION HITS THE FIELD IN STYLE

ON THE COVER

Kate Spade New York Embellished Crewneck Sweater, $268; Kate Spade New York Broome Street Pleated Twill Skirt, $198; Theory Helaina Portland Shift Dress, $395; Theory Sallie Refine Merino Wool Sweater, $200; Moncler Fur Pompon Hat, $335

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Alice + Olivia Maria Embroidered Lace Dress, $695; Editor’s Own Heirloom Earrings

Photo: Joe Keum, studiojk.com Hair: Dawn Addington, Grand Salon Makeup: Amanda Hume & Natalie Olson, Vert Beauty Shot on location at Gold Diggers Stadium, Idaho Springs, Colorado

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JETSETTER: CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

ALL IS BRIGHT

WOMEN OF STYLE

’TIS THE SEASON

CLOTHES MINDED

Escape to the dreamy shores of Carmel

Our colorful take on holiday gifts

Meet Denver’s best-dressed ladies

Our picks for the most iconic holiday happenings

Meet the fashion world’s most illustrious stylists

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What’s trending online

A peek behind the scenes of our cover shoot

What our editors are smitten with this season

The sights and sounds that inspire our spirit

What’s fresh, fun and fabulous in Colorado and beyond

Of-the-moment curiosities that strike our fancy

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Haunts and happenings for the man about town

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A Denver wedding that's colorful and glam

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DOMESTIC BLISS

Sprinkling Paige with love

A bold Denver home that has us agog

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AU REVOIR

Snapshots from the hottest tickets in town

Our parting thoughts


Publisher & Editor in Chief BETSY MARR

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Associate Publisher KEVIN MARR Art Directors JILL HODGES ANNE REDUREAU Associate Fashion Editor CHELSEA MAGNESS Senior Writer REBECCA TREON Staff Photographers KATIE BRADSHAW CASSIDY BROOKE FRANCES MARRON JOE KEUM JENSEN SUTTA Production Designer BEV BRINSON

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ust like that, the holidays are upon us. For me, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The traditions, the time spent with good friends and good cheer and the moments of reflection make this season one that I always cherish. It’s also the time of year that marks our annual Style Issue. One we look forward to long before its release, this edition is our fifth since launching Reign Magazine in 2012. While it’s difficult to believe that we are embarking on our fifth year in print, it’s a feat of which we are infinitely proud. Yet we know that our existence is only possible because of the support of our readers and partners. The warm embrace we have received from Colorado’s style mavens since our inception has been a humbling and sweet sentiment. To us, the greatest compliment we can receive is from those who believe that our publication has genuinely elevated the state’s style. Many of those readers are recognized in the 2016 Women of Style feature (page 73). A celebration of beauty from the inside out, our Women of Style and corresponding List (page 80) have quickly become a pillar amongst Colorado’s illustrious ladies. Likewise, our fashion stories have also become a mainstay within our glossy pages, and are perhaps the most obvious representation of our own creativity and style. Over the years, we have established a very strong sense of who we are as a brand and as a publication. Our photo shoots are an authentic reflection of this notion. They depict happy, colorful, timeless images that create joy. Our most recent work, Game Day (page 54) is yet another example of a vintage inspired story with a modern twist. Shot on location at Gold Diggers Stadium (Colorado’s most historic), we love the spirit and sentimentality of this shoot. Finally, we hope you’ll enjoy our guide to celebrating the holidays with a true sense of tradition. In ‘Tis the Season (page 85) we share the most iconic ways to enjoy the days ahead – whether you find yourself on the slopes of the Rockies or the streets of Paris. As we reflect on the months that are behind us and look forward to those to come, we give thanks and gratitude for the people who bring our publication to life – from our art directors to our photographers and our readers to our clients and community partners. Without you, these pages simply wouldn’t be possible. Happiest of holidays to you and yours! CELEBRATING IN STYLE THIS SUMMER WHILE “SPRINKLING” A DEAR FRIEND AND HER SWEET BABY GIRL.

Yours in style,

PHOTO BY CASSIDY BROOKE

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A FULL SERVICE DESIGN FIRM

ANNE REDUREAU REIGN MEDIA Right now, I am inspired by

The wonderful ideas and energy of the talented people whom I have the chance to collaborate with through the Art Directors Club of Denver and by the recent creative work produced in Colorado.

My favorite blooms are Peonies

I collect

Artwork from local artists wherever I travel

Heirlooms I treasure

My mother's jewelry and scarves

My signature cocktail

La Vie en Rose created by Patrick Dupays, founder of Z Cuisine, and inspired by Marion Cotillard when she won her Academy Award for Best Actress in La Vie en Rose in 2007. Grapefruit granita, vodka, rosé d'Alsace and a touch of lemon.

Books I covet

Any pop-up and design books

Designer I admire

Philippe Starck for his ability to create such a wide array of unique, beautiful and innovative designs.

You'll find me dining at

Bistro Vendôme, EDGE, Sushi Sasa and TAG. Anne Redureau is an art director for Reign Media and president of the Art Directors Club of Denver. See her work throughout our issue and reach her via labulledesigns.com. PHOTO BY FRANCES MARRON

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e’re longtime fans of Palm Springs tastemaker Kelly Lee, and her social media channels and blog Kelly Golightly are tasteful reflections of her ladylike ways. The self-described “sparkling style guide for the modernday Audrey Hepburns of the world,” Golightly’s aptly name brand is over-the-top dreamy. From fashion round ups to interior design and travel features, the blog is a virtual eye candyland. We love Golightly’s collaborative posts with the likes of Persifor, the City of Palm Springs and Trina Turk, as well as her decadent shoots with photographer husband Fred Moser (aka Fred Baby). A girl after our heart, Golightly openly admits that her life goal is to live inside a Slim Aarons photo. If her recent posts are any indication, we’d say mission accomplished.

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OUR GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR SQUAD IN THE 50S, VINTAGE TYPEWRITERS, TEEPEES ON THE RANGE AND A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. WE FIND INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE.

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We’re not sure if we’re more taken with the Los Angeles-based accessories designer’s Les Bonbons earrings, or Rebecca de Ravenel herself. Either way, the Instagram feed of the young beauty who spent her formative years in the Bahamas and Paris is just our style. She’s chic, she’s glam and she has a curated eye that has us tapping twice again and again. Check out her photo collection and her statement making baubles that have quickly become de rigueur for it girls everywhere.

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RIGHT NOW, WE’RE INSPIRED BY THE PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHER CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK. HER ALL-AMERICAN STYLE BLENDED WITH HER ABILITY TO CAPTURE THE HEART OF HER GENERATION’S MOST FASHIONABLE WOMEN HAS US AGOG.


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the making of a cover the inspiration

Some things immediately evoke a sense of nostalgia and for me, high school football is one such thing. Inspired by my own experiences (there might even be a prop or two from my days cheering on the Monarchs) and from one of television’s best written shows, Friday Night Lights, we like to think this shoot is filled with spirit, just like the Dillon Panthers. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” -BETSY MARR, EDITOR IN CHIEF “THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAME EVER PLAYED AT GOLD DIGGERS STADIUM, CIRCA 1958”

the fashion “THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE FALL FASHION. RICH COLORS, TEXTURED LAYERS AND PLENTY OF PATTERNS ARE JUST OUR STYLE. FOR THIS SHOOT, WE WANTED TO PAY HOMAGE TO THOSE NIGHTS CHEERING ON THE HOME TEAM, WITH AN EDGE THAT’S ALL GROWN UP. OUR COVER IS PLAYFUL AND CHIC, WITH JUST A HINT OF VINTAGE SCHOOLGIRL CHARM.”

the beauty “Our cover girls needed to be polished and pretty, with rich fall hues and a dash of gold. We used Vert Beauty concealer to brighten under the eye and highlight around lip and brow areas. Ilia White Rabbit lipgloss gave a sheer non sticky shine on top of subtle red tones, while RMS Master Mixer gave our girls a dewy glow.” - AMANDA HUME, VERT BEAUTY

GET THE LOOK... RIlia Gloss in White Rabbit, $24 RMS Master Mixer, $38 Vert Beauty Concealer Pencil, $20 VERTBEAUTY.COM

-CHELSEA MAGNESS, ASSOCIATE FASHION EDITOR

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the location Colorado’s oldest and most historic football field, Gold Diggers Stadium has been shining its Friday night lights on high since 1958. An Idaho Springs icon and home to the Clear Creek High School team, the stadium is known and beloved by the many Coloradoans who have passed the colorful structure on I-70. A place where visitors are just as common as the home team, tradition dictates that passing motorists honk their horns as they drive by on game nights. Some have even been known to stop and spectate, taking in a true piece of Americana.


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WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE SMITTEN WITH THIS SEASON... Canopy Designs Parisian Medallion Chandelier, $1,542 zincdoor.com Ashish Sequined Silk Georgette Top, $2,375 net-a-porter.com Jessica Rowe Kelsey and Amy Print, $259 shoptheestate.com Emilio Pucci Printed Silk Shirt, $1,060 net-a-porter.com Mary Katrantzou Printed Silk Twill Scarf, $180 net-a-porter.com Kate Spade New York Calliope Loafer, $250 katespade.com Kotur Bailey Croc Clutch, $695 net-a-porter.com Oscar de la Renta Duchesse-Satin Silk-Organza Gown, $4,290 oscardelarenta.com Bauble Bar Capri Drops, $34 baublebar.com Marcus Lupfer Ida Plaid Skirt, $420 net-a-porter.com Brian Atwood Maka Suede Pumps, $750 net-a-porter.com

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THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS INSPIRING OUR FASHION SENSE THIS FALL

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The Sound of Style We’ve always wondered what inspires our fave fashion designers. Their colorful collections and captivating runway shows are fraught with creativity and now, we’re getting a bit of insight into what makes their brilliant minds tick. Enter Apple Fashion Playlists, the latest from the brainiacs in Silicon Valley and naturally, our latest obsession. A number of fashion’s biggest names – Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Paul Smith, Burberry and even Vogue – have put together the playlists that inspire their every stitch, and we love every last beat. Subscribers can even connect to posts from each label, announcing new mixes, the inspiration behind

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it and an inside scoop on additional collaborations. “Whether it’s rappers name-checking Alexander Wang on a track or Marc Jacobs dressing Courtney Love for his ad campaign, music and fashion go together, complementing and elevating each other,” the tech titans explain. “We’ve assembled playlists from some of today’s top fashion designers that reveal how music inspires their lives and creations.” // More at applemusic.com/fashion


WINE TIME The bucolic Shangri La of Tennessee (aka Blackberry Farm) wants to pamper your palate this holiday season with its December 8th – 11th Wine Geek Weekend. Food and Beverage Director Andy Chabot will share key insights as you explore Blackberry Farm’s 170,000-bottle cellar collection showcasing more than 9,000 selections, tasting and learning from some of the most acclaimed names in the wine world. This annual Wine Geek workshop will equip you to better choose, pair, taste and serve wine with back-to-back tasting and educational seminars led by Chabot, featuring special group meal menus with unique wine pairings. Indulge at one of the finest properties in the world at this landmark luxury hotel set on the backdrop of a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Set Sail It’s the “Yacht of Camelot.” The 93 foot stunner of a seagoing vessel has served five U.S. Presidents - Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, Johnson and Nixon – and, known as “The Honey Fitz,” this iconic piece of floating American history is inviting you on deck as well. Built in 1931 with modifications and restoration projects that have since returned this beautiful watercraft back to its intended glory, today the vessel is available for corporate and private receptions while you and up to 70 guests set sail on a yacht rich in history. President Eisenhower used the yacht to transport himself across Narragansett Bay during Rhode Island retreats for his daily round of golf at the Newport Golf Club. President Kennedy would slip away from the White House for a few quiet hours on the yacht in the Potomac River. He also spent Easter and Christmas holidays on her in Palm Beach, Florida, while Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy herself installed a color television for the first time aboard the vessel, primarily for the enjoyment of her young children. “The Honey Fitz” served her country dutifully, from transporting Secret Service agents to entertaining heads of state and cruising the Potomac with wounded American Veterans. Now it’s your turn. Welcome aboard.

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She’s a James Beard Award nominee, a Top Chef Bravo TV alum and a Food Network Iron Chef competitor. Now, her newest restaurant concept just outside of Vail is tempting all sorts of taste buds. Harvest By Kelly Liken recently opened to rave reviews and while Liken is no stranger to delectable and thoughtful creations sourced from local farmers, her latest eatery ups the dining ante. “I wanted to create an approachable and inclusive community concept that really focuses on seasonal, Colorado cuisine,” says Liken. “While Harvest still offers the elevated service and refined hospitality that Restaurant Kelly Liken was known for, this is my version of home cooking, a gathering spot for the Vail community that is affordable and creative without pretense.” Liken’s husband and restaurant partner, Rick Colomitz, has crafted the beverage program with a heavy emphasis on Colorado-centric beer, cocktails and coffee. It also offers a unique wine program that profiles local wineries and small-production, family-owned labels throughout the world. Also on the premises and open all day is The Pantry, a coffee bar and graband-go market offering fresh smoothies and juices, sandwiches, salads and a rotating selection of coffee from Colorado roasters.


Shizzle & Sizzle Speaking of cooking in the high country, we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a nod to what might be the collaboration of the decade. Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party premiered this November, and you better believe that our DVRs are set. The pure comedic genius of gangsta rap superstar Snoop Dogg and Domestic Queen Martha Stewart is well, exactly that – genius. The hour-long cooking show, which airs Mondays on VH1, sees the unlikely duo (who have become close friends over the past few years) competing for the cooking gold in his and hers kitchens – Martha’s pristine and gleaming with designer appliances and Snoop’s fashioned in purple to look like the grill of a low rider. In addition to the recipe du jour (the premiere called for fried chicken), the pair make signature cocktails, like a reinvented version of Snoop’s Gin & Juice (Pineapple, Tanquery and Artisan Crafted Ginger Beer), and celebrity guests like Seth Rogan and Ice Cube stop by to sample the finished product. While yes, the budding friendship and culinary partnership is out of the ordinary, it’s clear that it’s also very genuine – which is why we can’t stop watching. // More at vh1.com

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Queen of Arts If she looks familiar, there’s most definitely a reason. Longtime Denverite and gal about town Jill Hodges has been a fixture on the city’s creative scene for nearly two decades and now, the design maven is flexing her fine art muscles. The talent behind many of Colorado’s beloved brands – from restaurants to retail and everything in between (she’s even responsible for some of Reign’s own glossy pages) – Hodges has always had a flair for style. Today, she’s combining her love of design with her painting prowess by embarking on a career as an original artist. But traditional canvas is only the beginning. “I feel like I am barely scratching the surface of what is possible now that I have cracked open my heart and started making art again,” the blonde beauty explains. “I am chatting with people I haven’t spoken to in years about my work and potential partnerships. It’s a really exciting time, creatively.” Always in search of what’s original, the classically trained artist has lived in variegated settings that include Las Vegas, Colorado and Switzerland, all of which have inspired her work. She’s also dabbled in interior design,

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working on projects for HGTV and even culinary sweetheart Rachael Ray’s New York loft. Yet her calling, it would seem, has always been in fine art. Naturally, her past is culminating into a future that’s brimming with creative endeavors that go past the paintbrush and onto countless applications. Among them are custom commissions for homeowners and interior designers – think artwork and personal monograms hand painted and made into accessories like pillows, prints and logos. “It just makes sense,” she says. “People want authentic work now. There is so much available online and a lot of the same stuff being shoved in our faces. There’s a yearning for that unique, quirky, special piece that people can connect to.” She’s also gaining solid ground – quite literally – with local textile designers. Her newest collaboration is with Boulder-based designer Matt Pollard, who is kicking off a portfolio of custom rugs featuring Jill Hodges’ original designs. What’s more, he’s translating thier work into textiles and wall coverings. A mother to a precocious young daughter (Vivienne,


Biggest Artistic Inspiration: PINTEREST! Mid Century Modern furniture and designers, interior spaces and color theory. It’s all there. Obsession Du Jour: Gold Leaf Element Painttwo-and-a-half ), Hodges is also drawing on her personal roles to create original art offerings for her clients, including a series of child portraits. Not your mother’s oil on canvas, the pieces are both abstract and innovative. “The child comes to my studio and paints the background of a canvas with whatever colors, shapes and brushstrokes inspire them,” she explains. “Then, I collect 3-5 favorite candid photos of them, select the one that fits the canvas the best, and I paint a custom portrait over their own work.” Loose interpretations of the child, each piece captures the essence of its subject’s spirit and childhood wonder. “The experience is so incredible and fun for the kids. They feel a real sense of pride in it being ‘their’ painting.” Creative, to say the least, and it’s just the tip of the artistic iceberg for Jill Hodges. // More at jillhodges.com

ings - I’m obsessed with gilded art. I am doing a series right now that look really stormy but have these light spaces with metallic hues. I sold the latest one to a designer for HGTV in Atlanta. It’s titled “Fata Morgan I” which means mirage over the ocean.

Favorite Movies: I would love to seem

more sophisticated, but I really still love Amélie, Labyrinth, Peewee’s Big Adventure, and North by Northwest.

City That Stole My Heart: Istanbul… it’s so rich with history and the Bosporus goes from Europe to Asia. I spent some time there with my bestie John Gidding from Curb Appeal (he grew up there), and I was constantly inspired by the rich textures, colors, delicious food and amazing diversity.

Favorite Artists: I am all over the place. I love classics like Schiele and Klimt, as well as Jean Michelle Basquiat, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, and contemporary artists like Jason Thielke, and LA based artist Lisa Bartleson. Must Have Fashion: Black leather moto jacket, nude heels and vintage jewelry.

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OF-THE-MOMENT CURIOSITIES THAT STRIKE OUR FANCY

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Christian Louboutin Patent Leather Spiked Leopard Clutch, $1,250 net-a-porter.com Aidan Gray Falling Leaves Studded Chandelier, $550 onekingslane.com

THE STUD Saint Laurent Studded Leather Biker Jacket, $4,990 net-a-porter.com

Once the look du jour of biker babes and edgy rock stars, the stud has become a favored look for fashion mavens everywhere. First popularized by Valentino on its 2010 runway, what was initially thought to be a fleeting trend has proven its staying power with almost a decade of decadence and nearly every other design house following suit. Today, the stud is taking the design world by storm, serving as a beloved motif for apparel, accessories and other accoutrement.

Emporium Home Stud Gold Leaf Bar Cart, $4,331 zincdoor.com

Alexander Wang Studded Tulle Paneled Blouse, $750 net-a-porter.com

Hermès Collier de Chien Bracelet, $1,150 hermes.com Chloé Faye Medium Suede Studded Bag, $2,315 neimanmarcus.com

Chloé Susanna Studded Knee Boots, $2,110 chloe.com

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Valentino Rockstud & Cabachon Shoulder Bag, $3,195 net-a-porter.com

Akdo Allure Glass Tile, Price Upon Request akdo.com


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FEW COASTAL ESCAPES ECHO THE SPLENDOR OF THE STORIED SHORES OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA. WITH ITS IMPOSSIBLY CHARMING SHOPS, ECLECTIC ART GALLERIES, BOUTIQUE WINERIES AND STUNNING BEACHES, THE TINY ENCLAVE IS CERTAIN TO STEAL YOUR HEART. FROM ITS MISHMASH OF APLINE CHALETS AND ENGLISH COTTAGES, TO ITS HISTORIC SPANISH MISSION, THE TOWN OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA IS PERHAPS THE QUAINTEST ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COASTLINE. WORDS BY BETSY MARR

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Stay Carmel is fraught with options for the savvy sojourner – from idyllic inns to lavish resorts. The Cypress Inn is a darling 1920s Mediterranean style respite, owned by the iconic Doris Day and arguably the most famous pet-friendly hotel in the country. Four legged friends are welcome (there’s even a daily “yappy hour” from 4-6), as is the unbeatable charm of the laid back escape. During the holiday season, linger in the lobby with a Hot Toddy in front of a crackling fire, and take in the old Hollywood interiors. While there, also check out the swanky Terry’s Lounge. For a luxe home away from home in the heart of Carmel, book one of the 20 dreamy rooms at L’Auberge Carmel. Like the town itself, the hotel boasts strong European influence and is reminiscent of a Swiss chalet, just blocks from the famed Carmel Beach. The property’s restaurant, Aubergine, is a must-visit regardless of your accommodations and boasts a number of prestigious honors including James Beard Award winning chefs. Another boutique option is the adorable Pine Inn Hotel. As historic as it is quaint, the tree-shaded hotel was built in 1889 and was the town’s first. The on-property shops and boutiques are some of the area’s most opulent, with fine estate jewelers and luxury perfumeries among them. For a more expansive resort-like setting, opt for the chic Bernardus Lodge & Spa. Tucked away on 28 acres, it’s both intimate and elegant with 57 lavishly designed guestrooms surrounded by picturesque vineyards and lavender fields. The serene resort received a multi-million dollar renovation in 2015, including the lobby, swimming pool and spa. There’s also a new restaurant, Lucia, which uses ingredients from surrounding farms and has a 25,000-bottle wine cellar. Nearby, another Hollywood icon welcomes guests to a pastoral respite. Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch sits on 22 acres with spectacular views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach and the Pacific Ocean. One of the first dairies in California, the rich history of the 1800’s ranch was preserved and restored by the former Carmel Mayor and silver screen superstar. A short eight blocks from the beach and nine to downtown Carmel, the property is a perfect balance between bucolic and bustle.

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Carmel is known for its natural beauty, and there’s no better place to take in the great outdoors. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach, with a scuba entry point.

For shopping, Carmel has 42 hidden courtyards and alleys that hide away a number of galleries and boutiques. Stone paved streets denote all the charm of a small village, yet designer names like Tiffany and Co. and Kate Spade are an indication of the enclave’s moneyed status. Mom and pop outposts like Tuck Box for gourmet treats and The Tea Rose Collection for (naturally) teas elicit all the charm one would expect while Trouvé offers eclectic and appealing home décor.

The drive from Highway 1 Gate to Carmel Gate, also known as 17 Mile Drive, is one of the most picturesque on the planet. The scenic route meanders through the gated community of Pebble Beach and includes over 20 stops along the well-marked road, each with a point of interest and paved parking. From the Lone Cypress Tree to the Restless Sea, Seal Rock to Spanish Bay and Fanshell Overlook, no trip to Carmel is complete without making the trek. Also not to miss is the historic Tor House. Once home to American poet Robinson Jeffers and his wife, Una, Tor House and its adjacent Hawk Tower were built using granite boulders from the shores of the bay and was completed in 1919. Over the years, a number of bold-faced names were guests of the Jeffers family, including Sinclair Lewis and Charlie Chaplin. Nearby is the beautiful Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo, or Carmel Mission. Built in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra, it was the headquarters of the entire California mission system, and has since been authentically restored. The site includes a poppy-filled garden, a cemetery and a stone Basilica with original 18thcentury artworks. At the Mission's museum, one can glimpse into Father Serra's humble home, which consists of a table, chair and a wooden bed, and see his book collection, which is known as California's first library.

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Perched in the heart of wine country, the Carmel Valley is a foodie’s L'ESCARGOT paradise, replete with Euro-inspired restaurants, vineyards and tasting rooms galore. Head to La Bicyclette or L’Escargot for rustic French cuisine with the ambiance to match, or try Cantinetta Luca, an Italian restaurant popular for its wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and meats aged in a glass-walled curing room. Oenophiles will enjoy a day spent wandering through the cluster of tasting rooms in Carmel Valley Village, just 12 miles east of the shore. Try Boekenoogen Wines for a delicious full-bodied Pinot Noir and Joulian for an impressive selection of reds and whites alike.

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Haunts and happenings for the man about town

BRUNCH AND THE BRONCOS While the Broncos continue to score every Sunday, Elway’s Downtown at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is adding its own playbook to the mix so its hungry

CAN YOU DIG IT? There are movers and shakers in Las Vegas, and then there are earth movers and shakers in Las Vegas. The latter consists of giant construction vehicles featuring you at the controls for a little fun in the Nevada desert dirt. Whether it’s a Caterpillar D5G Track-Type Bulldozer or a Caterpillar 315CL Hydraulic Excavator, Dig This Las Vegas ensures that you can experience driving one of these monster machines, with their instructors walking you through every lever, button, and thing-a-majig that you’ll need to know. You’ll be guided through a series of activities to test your skills including a game of “Excavator Basketball,” and “Bulldozer Teeter-Totter.” Get up close

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Game Day Brunch Buffet kicks off before any

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Denver Broncos home game on Sunday from 9 ›› MORE AT DIGTHISVEGAS.COM

a.m. – 1 p.m. Featuring the likes of steak & eggs, Chef prepared omelets, French Toast and waffles, fresh fruit and pastries, Game Day Brunch is offered at $28 per person, with a bottomless Mimosa or Bloody Mary option for $14 per person. ›› MORE AT ELWAYS.COM/DOWNTOWN

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The November release of Alex Dymond’s Snow Beach, the stunning and definitive book of snowboarding in the late 80s and early 90s, couldn’t hit the mountain at a more opportune time. The images of snowboarders with grunge, punk, and hip-hop sensibilities portrays a lingering 80s ski flair mixed with the emerging 90s look pioneered by fledgling brands like Burton, Sims and Ride, showcasing looks that are popular in modern fashion. In these early years, snowboarding culture was full of rebellious riders: off-season skateboarders and Generation X’s outcasts trying to find their way through early adulthood and adolescence. At the same time, the sport was maturing and growing into the mainstream giant it is today. Snow Beach draws on the best photographers of the era to document the lifestyle, fashion, and feats of athleticism that defined the decade. ›› MORE AT POWERHOUSEBOOKS.COM

A shot of rye while you get your hair clipped by Matt Chavez, personal barber for the Denver Broncos and Nuggets. Sweet Bloom and Boxcar coffees at your service. A full clothing boutique to update your threads at a modern day social club. It’s drinks and fashion in the front and the members-only club in the back and it’s all part of founding partners Rustin Coburn and Josh Schmitz’s master plan. Bellweather on East Colfax in Denver brings it all together under one roof, including shared a workspace at $10 a month that also makes members eligible for monthly giveaways, drink specials and invitations to VIP events. The work space is aimed at creating a community among local artists, photographers, stylists and videographers and the aforementioned clothing hub also features Schmitz’s Ruckus Apparel, which he founded back in 2009.

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hen Tommy and Jillian first met on the University of Denver’s picturesque campus, they never imagined that it would be the site of much more than schoolbooks and studies. Yet the couple would soon begin a lifetime of memories that extended far past their MBA educations. On the evening of their graduation, during a walk across campus, Tommy fell to one knee and proposed underneath a gorgeous oak tree in front of the building where he and Jillian had met. Tears of joy ensued, and a surprised Jillian accepted. Two years later, a wedding for the record books commenced.

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With Tommy born and raised in Denver, but Jillian hailing from California, the pair knew that a great number of their wedding guests would be traveling for the occasion. So while they were drawn to the notion of mountain nuptials, the couple wanted a venue where their friends and family could sojourn and celebrate under one roof, without having to trek the extra distance from the airport to the Rockies. “Initially, I didn’t want a hotel ballroom reception, but once we visited the Four Seasons and sampled the menu, we knew it was the right fit,” the bride explains. In order to embrace their love of the mountains within the heart of the city, Tommy and Jillian decided on a “Colorado Elegance” theme with plenty of rich autumn colors and details inspired by the outdoors. With a background in theatre and singing, Jillian set a tone that was both daring and dramatic. In particular, fashions and florals were jawdropping. “We always chuckled to ourselves when people asked about our colors,” she laughs. Indeed, colors were abundant, yet tastefully coordinated. Each of Jillian’s five bridesmaids wore a different gown, several of which were adorned with floral prints. The bride’s bouquet was lush and opulent, with each of her maids carrying a complementary version. All the while, the dapper groom donned a classic white dinner jacket tuxedo. After a traditional ceremony at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, guests retreated to the Four Seasons Denver where they were greeted by a dreamy ballroom turned colorful mountain wonderland. Whimsical yet discerning décor was present at every turn, and a cake consisting of four custom designed layers was a true work of epicurean art. What’s more, the cuisine was just as thoughtful as the wedding’s couture. “We wanted to carry the Colorado theme into our menu, so we included small touches like a Colorado Lamb Curry dish as well as an appetizer of Gruyere Grilled Cheese served with a shot of Butternut Squash Soup,” Jillian reveals. At the end of the evening, guests left with a welcomed surprise – a box of Voodoo Doughnuts, a carton of milk, and a pre-mixed mimosa to enjoy the next morning. After the reception, the bride and groom departed for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon to London followed by a 14 day cruise of the Canary Islands.

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PHOTOGRAPHER LISA O’DWYER // WEDDING PLANNERS VIRGINIA EDELSON & CHRISTINE FOLLIN, BLUEBIRD PRODUCTIONS // FLORIST THE ASPEN BRANCH // WEDDING PLANNER & STYLIST ASHLEY NICOLE EVENTS // PHOTOGRAPHER BRUMLEY & WELLS // CEREMONY LOCATION ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH // RECEPTION VENUE FOUR SEASONS DENVER // INVITATION & PAPER GOODS SWEET ZION PAPERIE // COCKTAIL HOUR & RECEPTION // MUSICIAN FUNKIPHINO // FLOWERS NEWBERRY BROTHERS // LIGHTING LMD PRODUCTIONS // CHAIRS & LOUNGE FURNISHINGS CHARMING CHAIRS // HAIR & MAKEUP MAGGIE LONG, ASHE ATELIER // BRIDE’S GOWN ERSA ATELIER // BRIDE’S SHOES CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

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It's My Party

S P R I N K L I N G PA I G E W I T H L OV E { AUGUST 21, 2016 } Denver, Colorado

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I’ve always believed that longevity does not a friendship make. There are those who have been in your life for decades, who simply don’t exude the warmth or mutual respect that someone you’ve known a very short time might. There are others, however, with whom you instantly connect. Whose kindness, style and sense of humor make you feel as though you’ve known them for eons. Paige is one such friend. And so when she announced that she and husband Jeff were expecting baby number three, I immediately knew we had to host a “sprinkle” in sweet Paige’s honor.

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A girlie girl at heart, we used pale pink, black and white abstract dots and classic stripes as our design inspiration. It was important to me as the hostess to ensure Paige and her guests felt as though they were attending a chic brunch as opposed to an uninspired baby shower. The patio at Sarto’s, one of our favorite restaurants that is owned and operated by a close mutual friend of Paige’s and of mine, was the ideal spot to hold our stylish sprinkle. We transformed the modern space into a wonderland befitting Paige’s baby-girl-to-be by adhering giant pink balloons along the perimeter, tied with large grosgrain ribbon in pink, black and white. Our tables were set family style to accommodate 30 of Paige’s closest friends and family. Black and white stripe runners accented the table, along with pale pink dupioni silk napkins in a waterfall style. As a special touch at each setting, custom menus that also served as place cards with each guest’s name were set, along with individual arrangements of stunning pink roses that would later serve as a favor for the ladies to take home. As the women entered the space, servers with trays of signature Guava Bellinis greeted them, along with Paige’s special “mocktail” drink. All the while, guests stunned in hues of pink, black, and white – a special request made earlier on the event’s invitation. Mom-to-be even donned a brand new pair of pale pink Oscar de la Renta heels – the perfect accessory for the occasion. In lieu of traditional gifts, each guest brought a new doll to donate to Dolls for Daughters, a local nonprofit that delivers holiday gifts to children in need. As they sat to dine, a sweet little something greeted them on the table – Bombolino (Italian donuts) drizzled with caramel. From there, a decadent menu of Summer Quiche, Potato Gnocchi and Arugula Salad was served before finishing the meal with a Lemon Marjolaine Cake. All the while, guests were treated to a custom mimosa bar, replete with Prosecco and fresh pressed juices.

To commemorate the afternoon, we purchased pink Polaroid cameras for guests to take candid snaps during the event. We then collected them into a gorgeous photo book that was signed by each of Paige’s friends, and given to her as a gift. What’s more, baby-to-be was given a darling Tiffany and Co. placesetting, opened by Paige’s daughter Whitney for her little sister, while Paige was given a Tiffany eternity bracelet to signify that friendship and family are forever. Yet the crowning jewel of the afternoon was the custom painting that was commissioned for the event. As guests enjoyed themselves, artist Jennie Lou Pitts captured the festivities with oil on canvas. When we finished, each guest signed the back of the frame, and the painting now hangs in Paige’s home. REIGNMAG.COM

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HOSTESS AND PLANNING BETSY MARR // PHOTOGRAPHY CASSIDY BROOKE // VENUE AND CATERING SARTO’S RESTAURANT // LINENS CHAIR COVERS AND LINENS // FLOWERS KAM SNYDER, FLOWER POWER // INVITATION AND PRINTED PIECES BETSY MARR // GIFTS TIFFANY & CO. // LIVE PAINTING JENNIE LOU ART (JENNIELOUART.COM) SEE MORE FROM PAIGE'S SHOWER AT REIGNMAG.COM

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| Domestic Bliss |

A Colorful CREATION Words By BETSY MARR Design by BY MARY KNAPE & KELLY ZIBELL Photos by KIMBERLY GAVIN

FOR MANY YOUNG FAMILIES, designing a home that is both sophisticated and livable can be challenging. In the case of this traditional 1940’s charmer in Denver’s popular Hilltop enclave, Mary Knape and Kelly Zibell rose to the occasion with impressive force. “As working professionals with two elementary age children, functionality was key to the design,” Zibell explains. “The home had great bones, but didn’t reflect the client’s tastes or personality. It needed to be family friendly with durable finishes & fabrics. The homeowners also love to entertain, so it was also important that the aesthetic captured the charm of the surrounding neighborhood.” With this in mind, the duo set out to design a space brimming with colorful and classic good taste. “Our client doesn’t shy away from color and pattern, so our goal was to invigorate this home with a vibrant and cheerful palette,” Knape adds. “We were inspired by designers such as Tory Burch and Jonathan Adler.” Yet striking a balance between bold and over-the-top was paramount. While the designers wanted the space to be bright and approachable, they also didn’t want to lose the sophistication of the home’s architecture or go too far. As such, fabrics and finishes had to be selected with thoughtful intention. “It was important to us to create some continuity between rooms and maintain refinement in a fun way. It was also important to our client that every room be family friendly. For example, the stair runner is a crisp, bold pattern that will easily disguise little footprints,” the designers say. Since the project required a top to bottom renovation of each and every room, Knape and Zibell were able to devise a plan that was both colorful and cohesive, keeping the home’s innate charm in tact. White millwork throughout and an abundance of windows that allow for beautiful natural light showcased the fabrics and finishes perfectly. What’s more, the design scheme created a bright, airy feeling in an older home where rooms and spaces are definitive in comparison to today’s open-concept layouts. In particular, both Knape and Zibell are fond of the home’s living and dining rooms as well as the powder bathroom. “We brought in unique, colorful wallcoverings and fabrics without overpowering the space. It oozes personality, yet has a timeless appeal.” ➺

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Previous Pages: An otherwise neutral dining room is brought to life with bold window coverings, artwork and accessories. Wallpaper and drapery fabric, Thibaut; Table and chairs, Crate & Barrel; Light fixture, Restoration Hardware; Artwork, CAI Designs Above: A timeless and traditional living room brims with stylish charm. Bernhardt glass and antique mirror cocktail table with a champagne steel base; Sofa, Crate & Barrel; Chairs, Lee Industries; Drapes, ivory linen, with tape trim from Pindler & Pindler

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Above: A classic white kitchen offers a bright and airy space for the family to gather.

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Domestic Bliss | A COLORFUL CREATION

(Clockwise, from top) Study: A bright study offers a playful space to work. Desk, Crate & Barrel; Table covering fabric, Pindler & Pindler // Powder Room: A fun and eclectic print by Thibaut provides a wow factor in the family’s powder room. // Girl’s Room: Plenty of pink and geometric prints make a child’s bedroom youthful but appropriate for many years to come. Headboard and bedding, Serena & Lily; Rug, Pottery Barn Kids; Chair, Pottery Barn Kids // Stairway: A stairway that makes a statement sets the perfect tone for the colorful home. Runner, Floorcoverings by CPA

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Designs By Sundown was founded in 1985 to make great homes even better with beautiful, sustainable, enjoyable landscapes. We have stayed true to our roots, with a responsive, knowledgeable staff and the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. It’s YOUR world. Enjoy it!


Concept & Styling Betsy Marr Photographer Joe Keum Associate Fashion Editor Chelsea Magness Hairstylist Dawn Addington, Grand Salon Makeup Artists Amanda Hume & Natalie Olson, Vert Beauty REIGN • FALL Associate Photographer Joyce2016 Keum

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It’s Friday night and the lights are about to shine bright. Fashion heads to the end zone, where the competition is fierce. Come along as colorful plays are made REIGNMAG.COM 055 inside Colorado’s most iconic stadium.


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PREVIOUS PAGES 10 Crosby Derek Lam Asymmetric Ribbed Cashmere Sweater, $495; 10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Flare Trousers, $395; Tory Burch Oval Logo-Temple Sunnies, $175; Fleurette Classic Wool Coat, $1,025; 10 Crosby Derek Lam Sleeveless Striped Flounce Dress, $4495; 10 Crosby Derek Lam Striped Flare Trousers, $395 OPPOSITE PAGE 10 Crosby Derek Lam Fringe Zip Jacket, $595; Paige Denim High-Rise Lou Lou Flare-Leg Jeans, $199; Moncler Wool Pompom Beanie, $335; 10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Double-Breasted Jacket, $595; 7 For All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jean, $179; Oscar de la Renta Impatiens Flower Drop Earring, $425 THIS PAGE Add Down Vest with Fur, $378; Margaret O’Leary Crew Neck Sweater, $155; Millly SkinnyCinq a Sept Ivy Striped Bomber Jacket, $495; Cinq a Sept Lace Frill Blouse, $245; Trina Turk Aubree 2 Pant, $268; Chloe Round Cat-Eye Sunnies, $260; Autumn Cashmere Quilted Bomber Jacket, $374; Vince Striped Cashmere Sweater, $320; Vince StretchREIGNMAG.COM Suede Cropped Pant, $995; Celine Shadow Sunnies, $415

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OPPOSITE PAGE Trina Turk Aubree Dress, $298 THIS PAGE Add Down Vest with Fur, $378; Margaret O’Leary Crew Neck Sweater, $155; Millly Skinny Ankle Pant, $350; Brochu Walker The Blaise Pullover, $438; 7 For All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jean, $179; Oscar de la REIGNMAG.COM Renta Two-Tiered Beaded Tassel Earrings, $435

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THIS PAGE Kate Spade New York Rosette Crewneck Pullover Sweater, $228; Kate Spade New York Silk Polka-Dot Skirt, $248; Chloe Round Cat-Eye Sunnies, $260; Hiché Floral Appliqué Sweater, $220; Theory Irenah Saxon REIGN • FALL 2016 Mini Skirt, $295

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SPECIAL THANKS To: Superintendent Roslin Marshall, Clear Creek School District Coach Brian Inman, Clear Creek High School The Clear Creek High School Football Team John Guy, Gold Diggers Stadium

THIS PAGE Theory Jodi B Cashmere Sweater, $345; Rebecca Taylor Lavish Floral Turtleneck, $250; Alice + Olivia Lee Pleated Leather Mini Skirt, $895

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OPPOSITE PAGE Vince Regiment Stripe Cashmere Sweater, $320; J Brand Page Ribbed Sweater, $298; Rebecca Taylor Faux Leather A-Line Skirt, $325


Fashions VIA: Neiman Marcus Denver Cherry Creek Shopping Center 303.329.2600 // neimanmarcus.com Garbarini Cherry Creek North 303.333.8686 //garbarinishop.com

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All is Bright Holiday

GIFT GUIDE CURATED BY BETSY MARR

THIS SEASON, WE’RE HAVING A MAJOR COLOR CRUSH. FROM TANGERINE DREAMS TO MELLOW YELLOW, OUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST IS MERRY AND BRIGHT.


Burdlife Yellow Marble Tassel Earrings, $25 burdlife.com

Caldrea Sea Salt Neroli Candle, $20 caldrea.com

Kate Spade New York Initial Notebook, $16 katespade.com

Adam Lippes Lace Minidress, $1,690 net-a-porter.com

Gucci Metallic Brocade Jacket, $6,950 gucci.com

Tiffany & Co. Cobblestone Yellow Diamond Bracelet, Price Upon Request tiffany.com

Jimmy Choo Ren Cutout Suede Sandals, $895 jimmychoo.com

Chanel Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag, $6,500 1stdibs.com

Villy Custom Regis Bike, $499 onekingslane.com

Abrams Slim Aarons Women, $85 abramsbooks.com

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Lettermade Monroe Script Cocktail Napkins, $68 shoplettermade.com

Gucci Embellished PlissĂŠ Silk-chiffon Gown, $28,000 net-a-porter.com

Fernando Jorge Bloom 18k Emerald Earrings, $1,740 net-a-porter.com

Tiffany & Co. Tsavorite Tasseled Earrings, Price Upon Request tiffany.com

Saint Laurent Kate Croc Leather Bag, $1,990 net-a-porter.com

Kate Spade New York Places to Go, People to See, $40 katespade.com

Bungalow 5 Sasoon Nesting Trays, $325 zincdoor.com

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Lizard Sandals, $995 net-a-porter.com

Hermes Brikin 35 in matte Alligator, $105,000 1stdibs.com

Dolce & Gabbana Leather Passport Cover, $295 net-a-porter.com

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Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Earrings, $425 rebeccaderavenel.com

Sherriff&Cherry Gozo Gold Tone Sunnies, $245 net-a-porter.com

Tom Ford Costa Azzurra Parfum, $595 barneys.com

Tory Burch Lantilly Dress, $795 toryburch.com

Etro Paisley Print Cashmere Scarf, $980 neimanmarcus.com

Gray Malin Navy and White Striped Umbrellas Print, $299+ graymalin.com

Jonathan Adler Mykonos Tray, $68 jonathanadler.com

HW Home Wrap Object, $185 hwhome.com

Giuseppe Zanotti Cruel Embellished Sandals, $1,595 net-a-porter.com

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Rosantica Atena Finged Calcite Earrings, $230 net-a-porter.com

Jonathan Adler Malachite Twist Vase, $128 jonathanadler.com

Hermes Festival des Amazones Printed Bracelet, $760 usa.hermes.com

World’s Away Pagoda Lamp, $487 Zincdoor.com

YSL Beauty Nail Lacquer - Corail Colisee 4, $27 net-a-porter.com

Elle Macpherson Body Zest Bra and Thong, $86 net-a-porter.com

Gucci Embellished Sweater, $1,900 net-a-porter.com

Hermes Mini Convoyer in Smooth Alligator, $13,400 usa.hermes.com

T.S. Harris Tangerine Towel Painting, $177 tnuck.com

Nike Free TR 5 Flyknit Sneakers, $130 nike.com

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Gucci Swarovski Crystal Ring, $580 gucci.com Abrams Pradashpere, $150 barneys.com

Tory Burch Alberta Coat, $2,495 toryburch.com

Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile Lip Color, $90 us.christianlouboutin.com

Anya Hinmarch Tasseled Leather Keychain, $375 net-a-porter.com

Gucci Houndstooth Wool Mini Skirt, $995 gucci.com

Jonathan Adler Lips Smolder Needlepoint Pillow, $165 jonathanadler.com

Prada Cahier Small Tote, $3,080 prada.com

Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots, $995 net-a-porter.com

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Prada Velvet Waist Belt, $360 prada.com


They’re fierce, they’re fashionable and they’re stunning from the inside out. Meet Colorado’s 2016 Women of Style – the ladies who exude grace as much as taste and passion as much as fashion.


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Brittany Mundarain


The Budding Fashionista BRITTANY MUNDARAIN NEIMAN MARCUS

Ultimate fashion icon? Iris Apfel. Iris views dressing as a daily expressive art form, and as fun! Best dressed celebrity present? Olivia Palermo Best dressed celebrity past? Audrey Hepburn "My look" can be best described as... Hinging between eclectic and classic, polished and feminine, while fashion-forward with a dash of high-low. Five dream dinner party guests? Jesus Christ, Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Barbara Walters

Brittany Mundarain was destined to be a fashion plate. Born to a stunning southern belle, style is in her blood. “My grandmother was always done up in a beehive, cat-eyes and a mini,” the adorable twenty-something explains. “And my great-grandmother never left the house without two things: a full face of makeup and her ‘earbobs,’ ” she finishes. Fast forward three generations and Mundarain, who is a familiar face at Denver’s Neiman Marcus outpost, has foraged a career in fashion. “I have been passionate about three things since I can remember: writing, fashion and women’s issues,” she says. Naturally, she’s melded these passions into a professional path, having worked in both retail management and public relations for the fashion mecca, and previously as a style writer for a local publication. In fact, the recent newlywed even spent a summer abroad studying fashion journalism in London. Pop in to Neiman Marcus, and you’re certain to find Brittany, dressed to the nines in a style that’s all her own and as adorable as the woman herself. To me, having great style means... Dressing with intention, thoughtfulness, and an air of playfulness. Style is a form of human expression and it should be fun! Dressing in the trends does not necessarily equate to having great style. I like to incorporate trends into my existing wardrobe on my own terms and never as a head-to-toe look. Style should be identifiably yours.

Items you'll always find in my closet.... Dresses, dresses and more dresses! Items you'll never find in my closet… Low-rise jeans, Birkenstocks, logo graphic T-shirts Purchase I'll never part with… Black leather moto jacket Fantasy item I'm coveting… Chanel 2.55 flap bag…goal is to buy one by age 30!

Her Fall Style Wardrobe Staple Velvet bomber jacket Opening Ceremony, $525

Must Have Accessory Choker Lele Sadoughi, $395

Shoe Du Jour Black Western-style cutout booties Cole Haan, $200 Favorite Beauty Buy Berry lipstick Chanel in Emilienne, $37

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Brook Griese


The Fashionable Philanthropist

To me, having great style means... Following your intuition instead of trends.

tend to choose classic items that can transition from one setting to the next.

Earliest Fashion Influence? When I was my daughter’s age, I wore a lot of fingerless gloves, lace hair bows and stacks of jelly bracelets in homage to Madonna.

Five dream dinner party guests? George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Brene Brown, and the Dali Lama. I would be totally willing to share a seat with George if I can also invite Julia Roberts—and Brian would love to cook!

BROOK GRIESE JUDI'S HOUSE

Ultimate fashion icon? I love Julia Roberts because her kindness and intelligence is what you notice first in her warm eyes and smile. She seems comfortable in her skin, embracing her age and motherhood while still turning heads on the red carpet.

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It’s evident to anyone who crosses her path that Brook Griese’s style shines from far beneath the surface. The clinical psychologist, loving mother and wife to former Denver Bronco’s quarterback Brian, Dr. Griese (yes, she’s even earned a Ph.D.) is as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. As the Executive Director of Judi’s House, the nonprofit she co-founded in 2002 in memory of Brian’s mother who lost her battle with cancer when he was a young boy, Brook wears a number of hats, and she wears them all with great poise and great passion. As the only freestanding organization in the area devoted solely to supporting grieving children and their families, Judi’s House has been an incredible part of Brook’s journey, both personally and professionally. “I joke that Brian was very strategic in securing a free psychologist for the organization for life by marrying me,” she laughs. All joking aside, Brook is the tour de force behind much of the nonprofit’s success, and behind JAG Institute, the neighboring nonprofit that is conducting the largest known research initiative in the world on the issue of childhood bereavement. Yet as attuned to psychology as she is, Brook is also artistically inclined, having been a fine arts major during her undergraduate studies. It’s this knack for creativity that oftentimes, fuels her. “Brian and the kids are very kind to indulge me in getting creative and a bit absurd with our family Halloween costumes,” she admits. In her daily life, Brook expresses her style and flair for all things beautiful through the way she carries herself as well as the way she dresses. And while she claims that she’s far from stylish, the opposite is true. A woman who dresses for comfort, she manages to do so while always looking polished and pretty.

Best dressed celebrity present? Lupita Nyong’o Best dressed celebrity past? Audrey Hepburn

Items you'll always find in my closet… White blouses, soft sweaters, and boots for any occasion. Items you'll never find in my closet… Sky-high stiletto heels. I’m a danger to myself and others in anything over 3 ½ inches. Purchase I'll never part with… The beautiful cashmere cape Brian chose himself and surprisedme with for my 40th birthday.

"My look" can be best described as... Comfortable. I wear a lot of different hats (and shoes!) during the day as I juggle family, work, and community responsibilities, so I

Fantasy Item I'm coveting… A buttery soft suede trench coat.

Her Fall Style Wardrobe Staple Blazers J. Crew, $270

Beauty Buy Balenciaga Paris Perfume Sephora, $148

Must Have Accessory Anna Beck Cuff Bracelet Nordstrom, $450

Shoe Du Jour Aquatalia’s Rumbah Stretch Suede Boots Zappos.com, $750

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Sylvia Atencio


The Stunning Stylist SYLVIA ATENCIO

Take one glance at Sylvia Atencio, and you’ll immediately see her beauty. The loved and lauded fashionista is in a word, stunning. Yet she’s as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. With an ever-present flair for style, Sylvia studied textiles and clothing at Colorado State University, after which she spent nearly three successful decades building and running a retail business. Not one to rest on her laurels, at 47-years-old, Sylvia reinvented herself and her fashion career by launching her own image consulting and visual styling firm. “There’s an old Chinese proverb that says ‘choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ I subscribe to that philosophy, and today, my work and my life are one and the same,” the mother of two successful and creative grown men attests. “My passion is helping people get happy, and the feeling of satisfaction I get from my clients is my reward. I make friends with my clients because I have to understand who they are before I can help them become a better version of themselves.”

Favorite fashion designers… Fame and Partners, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Michelle Mason, Vince Camuto Best style advice… Show skin strategically. Always take one "it's cute but so not me" thing into the fitting room - you never know! Only buy a bargain if you love it. Finally, check the fabric, not the price tag. Secret style tip… Upgrade your buttons. Sometimes, the only give away that your cute jacket cost less is its cheap hardware. Swap them out for nicer buttons. When in doubt, wear… Nude pumps. If they match your skin tone, they're a pretty safe bet. And, they make your legs look longer!

Items you'll always find in my closet… Boots, boots, and boots Items you'll never find in my closet… Ruffles and frills Purchase I'll never part with… An exact replica of my mother's favorite ring, one which each of my sisters also wears. Fantasy item I'm coveting… Sergio Rossi "Secret" suede pumps in Anthracite

"Fabulous doesn't count the years. It's the years that make us fabulous."

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To me, having great style means... Being comfortable in your own skin. A woman should know what silhouettes flatter her and what colors she can wear with confidence.

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Woman who proves personal style gets better with age… Helen Mirren. "Fabulous doesn't count the years. It's the years that make us fabulous." Best dressed celebrity present? Cate Blanchett Best dressed celebrity past? Jacqueline Kennedy "My look" can be best described as… Dressed for my body, not my age.

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From CEOs to stay-at-home moms and entrepreneurs to executive directors, these Colorado women are always dressed to impress. Yet their style is about so much more than fashion. At its very core, it’s about grace, strength and an indelible spirit. Meet our 2016 Women of Style…

“Elegance is not about standing out, but being remembered.” -Giorgio Armani

Amanda Precourt

Linda Hampsten Fox

Amy Dismuke

Lindsay Bloom

Ann Benson Reidy

Lindsay Grote

Ashley Summers

Lisa Kerkhove Koers

Beth Hooper

Mackenzie Hamilton

Britt Jackson

Mary Knape

Brittany Mundarain

Micah D'Hondt

Brittany Pillard

Miriam Tope

Brook Griese

Missy de Koning

Candace Wilson Schoeff

Molly Freeman

CC Dick

Molly Keech

Chelsea Magness

Nancy Hayner

Heather Knapp

Natalie Vickers

Hillary Locke

Natalie Tysdal

Holland Darcy

Paige Reberry

Jaala Sheldon

Samantha Larkins

Janci McClafferty

Samantha Lockton

Jennifer Morris

Sara Wagner

Jessica Hommel

Sara Roewe

Kajsa Gotlin

Sarah Herron

Karly Farber

Sylvia Atencio

Katie Agron

Tiffany Schaden

Kelly Zibell

Torrey Newman

View our 2015 Women of Style alumnae list at reignmag.com


From horse drawn sleighs to candlelit ceremonies, the holidays are fraught with beautiful traditions. While others are finding themselves in a frenzy of hustle and bustle, this year, find yourself ensconced in the spirit of sentimentality. Whether your days are spent on the slopes of the Rockies or the streets of Paris, we’re sharing the 25 most iconic ways to celebrate the holidays.

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03. SKATING ON EVERGREEN LAKE —The town of Evergreen, nestled in the foothills outside of Denver, is centered on a lake that's a local treasure. When it freezes over in wintertime, it becomes the world's largest Zaboni-groomed outdoor ice rink, spanning 8.5 acres. Surrounded by snow-dusted pines and mountains, visitors can strap on their skates and whirl around the ice. The jewel in the crown is the lake house, a spacious log cabin where guests can enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while warming themselves in front of the huge stone fireplace. evergreenrecreation.com

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01. TEA AT THE BROWN —Afternoon high tea at Denver's historic Brown Palace Hotel is a longstanding tradition for locals and out-of-towners alike. Decorated to the hilt with truly dazzling holiday flair (which in true Colorado tradition remains in place until the conclusion of the Stock Show), guests can sip tea and nibble finger sandwiches while listening to longtime Brown pianist John A. Kite tickle the ivories with holiday tunes. brownpalace.com

04. A SLEIGH RIDE TO BEANO’S CABIN — Atop the slopes of Beaver Creek Resort, deep in the heart of the White River National Forest, is Beano's Cabin, an award-winning restaurant with a stunning wine list in a luxurious cabin. While you're there, you'll enjoy a 5-course prix fixe Colorado-centric meal next to a blazing fire accompanied by live music. The best part? There's only one way to get to Beano's, and that's a 20-minute open-air sleigh pulled by a Snowcat—an unforgettable wintertime experience. beanoscabinbeavercreek.com

02. THE BROADMOOR’S GINGERBREAD HOUSE —Visitors to the Broadmoor already know all the perks of holidaying at this familyfriendly luxury resort, but Christmas is an especially wonderful time to visit. One reason? Among the holiday traditions at the hotel is the construction of a life-sized gingerbread house. Taking months of planning, baking and prep from the resident pastry team, this year's theme is the nearby Pikes Peak Cog Railway Steam Engine in honor of its 125th anniversary. (From Thanksgiving weekend.) broadmoor.com

05. BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT —A Denver tradition, the city's Botanic Gardens come aglow with thousands of tiny Christmas lights draped on the trees and greenery. A delightful stroll through the illuminated gardens will appeal to both young and old. To ward off the chill, head inside to the greenhouse and enjoy the tropical plants before sipping on hot cocoa. Likewise, the Gardens' southwest metro outpost at Chatfield Farms hosts the Trail of Lights, a winding path shining with lights through the countryside at the base of the Foothills. botanicgardens.org


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06. DURANGO’S POLAR EXPRESS —The historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad brings Chris Van Allsberg's best-selling holiday story to life, taking pajama-clad children and their parents through the story using live actors. Passengers enjoy hot chocolate and treats on the ride. Bonus: The railroad also offers a train through the Cascade Canyon where a new family tradition can be created when guests cut their own holiday trees. (Culling the trees actually helps prevent wildfire danger.) durangotrain.com

07. VAIL SNOW DAZE —One weekend in midDecember, Vail turns into one big party, as Snow Daze goers spend the day making fresh tracks down Vail mountain and the evening at Solaris, listening to live concerts from the likes of Michael Franti Trio. Afterwards, they party the night away at Vail and Lionshead Villages' après and after-dark soirées. vail.com

08. THE 12 DAYS OF ASPEN —For twelve days during the holiday season, the city of Aspen gathers together for a host of holiday festivities to make spirits bright. Start with the family skating party, holiday gift making, caroling and cookie exchange; attend a holiday story hour, listen to Victorian carolers at the Hotel Jerome, and attend the Ugly Sweater Après. Take a sleigh tour, see Santa on the fire truck, enjoy a Christmas Eve Dinner at the Little Nell. Catch a Ten Tenors concert and ring in the New Year sipping champagne at the Casino Royale party, presented by Aspen Film. aspenchamber.org

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09. THE GEORGETOWN CHRISTMAS MARKET —Not far from Denver, Georgetown, a former silver mining mecca, hosts its annual Christmas Market, now in its 55th year. For two weekends in December, the town becomes a Christmas scene from the days of yore. There are roasted chestnuts, horse-drawn wagon rides through town, Victorian carolers, dancers, a traditional St. Nicolas and a Santa Lucia procession. Enjoy shopping through Georgetown's quaint boutiques surrounded by twinkling lights, Christmas greenery, and the snowblanketed mountains. georgetown-colorado.org

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10. THE NEWPORT BEACH BOAT PARADE — 108 years in the making, the Newport Beach Boat Parade is akin to a holiday miracle. As fireworks burst overhead, a host of beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes glide through the water to the delight of more than a million spectators to date. The parade is followed by an awards gala. christmasboatparade.com

11. ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE — There's nothing more iconic in Manhattan than the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, now in its 84th year. The tradition began during the Great Depression, and has been a beacon ever since. The lighting ceremony includes a live performance by the Radio City Rockettes, and remains on display for throngs of passersby through the first week of the year. Top off your visit with a tree front spin around the ice. rockefellercenter.com

12. WOODSTOCK WASSAIL WEEKEND — Woodstock, Vermont is home to the Wassail Weekend, one of the state's top winter events. The highlight is a parade of more than 50 horses and riders clad in holiday garb and 19th centurystyle period dress. St. Nick is there, of course, and a variety of other merrymaking activities fill the weekend at the Billings Farm & Museum, including music, tours and bites. woodstockvt.com

13. WILLIAMSBURG’S GRAND ILLUMINATION —Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia rings in the holidays in the traditional American way: by firing guns and lighting off fireworks. Before the evening's “illuminations,” stroll the Revolutionary City and enjoy the unique decorations and musical performances on multiple stages before watching fireworks from three locations in the village. colonialwilliamsburg.com


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15. GENESEE COUNTRY VILLAGE —Mumford, New York (near Rochester) is home to the Genesee Country Village, an historic 19th century enclave that's been preserved as one of the country's living history museums. The museum hosts various events throughout the season, from Breakfast with St. Nick to Yuletide in the Country, with actors portraying characters of the past and their Christmas traditions. gcv.org

16. CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA FESTIVAL —A holiday festival extraordinaire comes to Ogunquit, Maine, in mid-December. There are hayrides, a chilly polar bear plunge, holiday bazaars, a story hour accompanied by ornament and card making, and even a beachside bonfire and fireworks. Best of all, the activities are sprinkled through businesses throughout the town, including holiday displays and free hot cider. visitogunquit.com

17. THE NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS STROLL —Just on the tails of Thanksgiving, Nantucket locals started a tradition of trying to attract islanders to stay on the island rather than crossing over to Cape Cod for their holiday shopping. The Nantucket Christmas stroll, as it came to be called, worked, and today, more than 40 years later, is going strong. Hundreds of decorated Christmas trees line the streets, carolers sing familiar tunes, and shopkeepers play host, offering everything from wine to fruitcake. The Nantucket Whaling Museum becomes a holiday wonderland, and the Town Crier introduces Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrive to the wharf by boat in this charming island tradition. christmasstroll.com

18. CRYSTAL COAST CHRISTMAS FLOTILLA — Coastal types have a different (and beautiful) way of celebrating the season. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, kayaks, commercial vessels, and even oars, decorated to the hilt and vying for prizes for excellence and creativity at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The water born decorations can be seen at both the Morehead City and Beaufort waterfronts. visitnc.org

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19. THE MANSIONS OF NEWPORT TOUR — Eleven breathtaking historic grand mansions are part of a neighborhood in Newport, Rhode Island, where touring through them brings the history of their former residents to life. During the holidays, from November 19th onward, The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble house are all decorated for the holidays and open for tours daily, in a splendid celebration of Christmas for the industry tycoons at the turn of the 20th century. newportmansions.org

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21. THE STORIED STREETS OF PARIS — Could there be any more festive place to celebrate the holidays than the City of Lights? Vendors selling chestnuts (and cotton candy, dressed as St. Nick) still occupy street corners, while iconic spots like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs-Élysées are illuminated like a fairy tale. The holiday display at the Galeries Lafayette will leave you speechless and even Hermès gets in on the act, with window displays full of Christmas trees made from their celebrated silk scarves.

22. CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND, FINLAND —The remote locale of Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, just north of the Arctic Circle, just may be the true home of Santa Claus. Children make gingerbread cookies with Mrs. Claus herself, take calligraphy classes and pen their wish lists, and even enroll in Elf School. Visitors can take a 'safari' by a reindeer-drawn sled at the Simakko reindeer farm, visit a zoo that's home to polar bears and moose, and watch the haunting northern lights. You can even dial in your inner Elsa and stay at the Arctic Snow Hotel, made entirely of snow and ice (though it is equipped with saunas and hot tubs so you can thaw out).


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23. VIENNA’S HOLIDAY MARKET —Today's versions of the world's most renowned holiday markets date back to the Middle Ages, and have evolved into hubs throughout the city's historic center that delight the senses. From the Viennese Christmas Market in front of City Hall, where guests can make cookies, candles, and listen to choirs to the Christmas Village Belvedere Palace, which offers traditional handicrafts with a backdrop of a baroque landmark. Other markets are found at the Maria-Theresein Platz, the Altes AKH (the Former General Hospital), Spittelberg, and the Schonbrunn Palace, making Vienna a winter wonderland. austria.info

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24. THE DOWNTON ABBEY BALL —If you've ever fantasized about what it would be like to be Lady Mary at Christmas, you might just have your chance. This year, Highclere Castle (home of the hit Masterpiece series) is hosting a Downton-themed tour of England with Freindly Planet travel. The five-day trip includes a Downton gala with a three-course dinner and champagne, plus carols around the tree. It also includes roundtrip airfare, four nights in London, and the option to add a Paris day trip. It even gets you home in time to spend the holidays with your family, despite the fact that they're not the Crawleys. friendlyplanet.com

25. THE FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKET —Not surprisingly, Frankfurt, whose historic city center looks like a gingerbread house village, is home to one of Germany's largest Christmas markets. Bedecked with an enormous Christmas tree, it's chock-full of vendors, and has a carousel, too. The vendors take special pride in elaborately decorating their stalls, where they sell traditional wares. No fear of going hungry here: you can nosh on potato pancakes with applesauce and bratwurst while you sip milled wine and meander the marketplace.

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t 95 years young, Iris Apfel’s career is hotter than it has ever been. The former Women’s Wear Daily editor has long been lauded for her “more is more” sense of style and colorful personality to match. “There’s no how-to road map to style,” she’s credited with saying. “It’s about self expression and above all, attitude.” And it’s attitude that the unlikely starlet possesses in droves. As salty as she is chic, Apfel’s career as an interior designer and textile maker sent her to the far corners of the world, with her dutiful late husband of 67 years, Carl, always in tow. During this time, she began to collect fashion as one might curate any sort of collection – with unbridled fervor and a discerning eye. Whether she was traveling to obscure Tunisian bazaars in pursuit of rare antique fabrics, or to Washington D.C. to spearhead a White House restoration project for the Kennedys, Iris Apfel did it with great panache.

Apfel’s style became so iconic that in 2005, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York premiered an exhibition entitled Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, which later traveled to multiple US cities and has since become a best-selling coffee table book. “Nothing I ever did I expected to do,” she explains in Iris, her eponymous (and brilliant) documentary by Albert Maysles. “It just kind of happened.”

It’s this je ne sais quoi and carefree effervescence that makes Iris, Iris and it’s why the nearly century old stylist is perhaps the industry’s most sought after. In the past decade alone, she’s been tapped for collaborations with the likes of Macy’s, Swarovski, HSN, MAC Cosmetics and countless others. Yet despite being a titan of business, the silver haired stylista never intended such a career path. She was simply following a path that was all her own. "I did everything," Apfel notes. "I really learned from the bottom. I started a lot of things I didn't know anything about and I just learned as I went, which I think is a wonderful way to do it."

“More is more and less is a bore!”

Beloved For… Feathers! Load of layers Those iconic eyeglasses An armful of arm candy Storing her wardrobe in a warehouse

Bibliography… Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel (2007), Eric Boman

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“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”.. Beloved For… Boho chic Floppy hats Giant sunnies Queen of caftans Ruling the red carpet

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er name is synonymous with style and it’s impossible to open a fashion magazine without seeing her work in the first few pages. Rachel Zoe is arguably the best-known stylist on the planet, and she’s not slowing down any time soon. The stylist turned designer turned editor turned fashion mogul has put her world on display since moment one, gaining raving fans along the way. Her hit reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project, catapulted her celebrity, in part because of the celebrities that catapulted her. Known as the queen of the red carpet, Zoe has counted clients like Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner and Kiera Knightly amongst her roster. Yet her biggest claim to fame, it would seem, is the claim she rightfully stakes to the term “boho chic.” With a tall, svelte silhouette, the stylist could very well be on the runway herself, making flowing caftans turn heads with the same level of elegance as any couture gown. What’s more, the uber successful stylist is an equally successful fashion designer, with her line, Rachel Zoe Collection, gracing the racks of fine department stores everywhere. But don’t expect to find skintight bandage dresses or micro minis amongst the bunch. “Sexiness should not be overt. Something shapeless that drapes across your hip, hangs off the shoulder; something that cowls in the front, drapes low in the back, that's sexy,” she espouses.

Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour (2008), Rachel Zoe

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She’s also a doting mother to two young (and fashionably dressed) boys, owner of a collection of hair styling storefronts (Dream Dry), editor of the ever-popular Zoe Report and curator of the recently launched Box of Style. Indeed, Zoe wears a number of hats, and while most are wide brimmed and floppy, she’s known to surprise her public now and again. “I see bold accessories as a woman’s armor,” she’s said. And with Zoe, the bolder the better – both in fashion and in life.

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n fashion, the term “legend” is never used loosely. Grace Coddington, however, tops the list of icons whose names are permanently etched on the shrine of style. With her famous red mane, the former model has been a fixture since 1968 when she first joined British Vogue as a junior editor. Since then, she has taken over the editorial world and is admired internationally for her groundbreaking creative direction in fashion photography. “For me, one of the most important aspects of my work is to give people something to dream about, just as I used to dream all those years ago as a child looking at beautiful photographs,” she has said. Mission accomplished. Over her almost 50-year career, Coddington has produced thousands of fashion stories, each more gripping than the last. Today’s set knows her best for her unforgettable presence in 2007’s revered documentary, The September Issue, where we caught an intimate glimpse of her life at American Vogue, working alongside cohort Anna Wintour. During her impressive tenure, Coddington, who recently stepped down to pursue her own entrepreneurial path, was an indelible tour de force. “You have to be tougher. You have to learn the way to beat your path through, to make yourself felt, and make yourself necessary.”

Beloved For… Cat lady chic Black on black Maven of Vogue Locks of red Iconic photography

Bibliography Grace: A Memoir (2012), Grace Coddington

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“I prefer imperfections. They’re more interesting." “Fashion isn't just frocks. It's how we do our houses, our gardens, it's what we eat and drink,” she attests. This deep passion shines through in her best-selling tomes, Grace, A Memoir and her monograph, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue, which has seen three separate releases since its original debut in 2002. Today, outside of the publishing confines, Coddington is being tapped by the likes of Tiffany and Co. to infuse new life into the celebrated jeweler’s own photography and perfumery Comme des Garçons, with whom she has created her own designer fragrance. Yet regardless of the project at hand, her signature style shines through – one that is chic, one that pushes boundaries and one that is, in a word, Grace.

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Flight to Luxury

PHOTOS BY JENSEN SUTTA

More than 1,200 guests gathered on September 16th for the 7th annual Flight to Luxury fundraiser, produced by boutique travel company Cuvée. What began as small event raising $50,000 has transformed into one of the state’s most celebrated soirées, raising more than $1.2M for Boy and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. The 2016 iteration included plenty of fanciful fare and libations, along with fine automobiles and jets during a decadent cocktail hour in the X Jet hangar at Centennial airport. From there, guests meandered to the event’s live program held in a second hangar, where an auction featuring dream getaways to Cuvée’s worldwide properties was preceded by NFL legend Peyton Manning tossing footballs from the stage to the crowd’s highest bidders.

1. Cuvée founder and CEO Larry Mueller takes the stage to welcome guests 2. Bachelor alums Sarah Herron and Trista Sutter with Virginia Reiman of Styletribe and Betsy Marr of Reign Media 3. Debbie Kim, Lisa and Saul Locker, Kerry Burcham 4. Piper and Chauncey Billups 5. The children of Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver 6. Hall of Fame Broncos QB John Elway greets the children of Boys and Girls Clubs 7. Flight to Luxury sponsors and supporters Carol and George Solich 8. NFL great Peyton Manning tosses footballs to the highest bidders in the crowd 9. Cuvée’s Whitney Skylar and JD Madison of Gentry Bourbon and Southern Charm fame

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Excelsior’s Dream Cocktail Soirée

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For the second consecutive year, Reign Magazine partnered with Chef Linda Hamspten Fox of the soon to open Bindery, Ltd. restaurant to create a dream cocktail party for friends and supporters of local nonprofit Excelsior. Guests bid big while at Excelsior’s 2016 Gala in order to attend the intimate affair for 60, held in the chef ’s private penthouse loft overlooking Union Station. Inspired by train travel of a bygone era, Hampsten Fox’s menu consisted of creative small bites that echoed various exotic destinations along the Orient Express. All the while, signature cocktails were handcrafted and poured by mixologists Kyle Dulce and Kyle West, as wines were paired by James Blanchard of Blanchard Family Wines. Decadent décor by DesignWorks brought the evening to life, from dreamy furnishings to lush florals.

1. Blanchard Family Wines generously sponsored the event, pouring their lovely varietals for guests 2. Guests donned colorful cocktail attire to celebrate a very special evening 3. Stunning florals and décor were provided by DesignWorks 4. Amy Meyer Smith was one of the high bidders at the Excelsior Gala, and enjoyed the cocktail party with a pal 5. Guests reveled in the historic architecture and views of Chef Hampsten Fox’s penthouse loft 6. Mixologists Kyle Dulce and Kyle West dazzled the crowd with their concoctions 7. Over ten courses were lovingly prepared and served by the chef

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8. Several signature cocktails were created specifically for the evening 9. Excelsior board member Lois Paul with her husband, Barry Sharcot 10. The delectable fare was enjoyed by all 11. Guests mixed and mingled throughout the evening. Here, Chef Hampsten Fox’s Husband, Dr. Steven Fox, greets guests. 12. James Blanchard of Blanchard Family Wines addresses the crowd 13. Woodhouse Day Spa’s Tina Lovelace was one of the 2016 Excelsior Gala’s cochairs 14. Chef Linda Hampsten Fox greets her guests 15. Ladies enjoying the over-the-top evening in style 16. Excelsior board member John Farnam welcomes the crowd 17. Chef Hampsten Fox, whose new restaurant The Bindery opens this year, impressed the crowd with her culinary prowess.

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Guests joined NHL great Joe Sakic and his lovely wife Debbie on September 9th for the 19th annual Bringing Hope to the Table Celebration in support of Food Bank of the Rockies. The event, which paid homage to the hall of fame hockey player’s jersey number 19, has raised much needed funds to provide meals for Colorado children and families who would otherwise go without. The evening included both live and silent auctions followed by a performance by renowned comedian and sports fan Jay Mohr.

PHOTOS COURTESY FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES

Joe & Debbie Sakic Bringing Hope to the Table

1. A silent auction featured a number of items, including a signed jersey by host Joe Sakic 2. Event Planning Committee – Janie Gianotsos, Caroline Ahbe, Joe Sakic, Greg Ahbe, Mark Boshoven, Dan O’Donnell, Kim Ruotsala, Phoebe Chidley, Deb Sakic 3. Hall of Fame hockey great and Food Bank supporter Joe Sakic welcomes the crowd 4. Table décor was tasteful and set the tone for the event 5. Auctioneer Gary Corbett and Event Chairman Mark Boshoven 6. Caroline Ahbe and her beautiful daughters 7. Event guests pose with Joe Sakic

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October 3rd saw Top Shelf Harvest festival in Vail’s Lionshead Village brimming with good friends, good food, good drinks and good times. Several hundred took in the fall splendor as they enjoyed the afternoon against a colorful Rocky Mountain backdrop. The event, which kicks off Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, gave festival goers a chance to interact with Colorado’s best mixologists and distilleries along with microbrewers and chefs. Live music was enjoyed by all, and the afternoon was capped off with a mixologist contest where the best of the best vied for the coveted title.

1. Karla Shaffer samples craft concoctions from local brewers 2. Julia Coffey and Greg DeGroat of the band Sandy Colfax 3. Guests enjoyed a beautiful fall day against the backdrop of Vail Mountain 4. Spring 44 Distillery was one of the brands represented, and was a fan favorite 5. Event guests made a memorable afternoon of the fun festivities 6. Friends gathered in Lionshead Village to enjoy the annual festival 7. Stylish guests partaking in the oneof-a-kind event

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Au Revoir

Iconic actress Jayne Mansfield celebrates the holidays in grand style, circa 1960.

May you know that presence is a far greater notion than presents. May you take solace in the spirit of the season. May you celebrate the moments as much as the milestones. May you know that confidence is the greatest accessory of all. And may you always see the beauty in those around you.

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