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I’VE ALWAYS HAD A PENCHANT FOR PALM SPRINGS. THE MID-CENTURY modern architecture. The old Hollywood allure. The charming Spanish abodes and the colorful desert landscape speak to my design sensibilities perhaps more so than any other hideaway. And so it was a pleasure and a privilege to take Reign on the road for our Spring cover and fashion shoot. While we love the snowcapped Colorado peaks, we think that every gal needs to get away now and again. We hope you’ll be inspired by our colorful Palm Springs pages in Behind the Gate (page 54). A thrill to work on, I believe this is our most compelling fashion coverage yet and can’t wait to build on this, bringing the highest quality photography, designers and stories to our hometown again and again. After all, we’re so much more than a sports mecca or ski slope. I also hope you’ll heed our advice and get away to one of the extraordinary resorts in Palm Springs Chic (page 50). Your inner designer will thank you. On that note, we also traveled east to Vermont in Heaven on Earth (page 44). It is with no reservations that I tell you Twin Farms is the most incredible experience I have had while traveling with Reign. To say I am in love with this respite wouldn’t do it justice. From the storied folklore (the property long belonged to author Sinclair Lewis) to the incomparable level of service, to the rolling hills and spectacular Jed Johnson interiors, Twin Farms is as idyllic as the photos depict. For travelers looking for the ultimate in genuine, unpretentious luxury there is no better place. Of course, I’m swooning over the lovely pages of this season’s Aisle Style, too. From the unconventional, soulful wedding of Cord and Kelly (Fire & Ice, page 32) to the heartfelt stories in Flooded with Love (page 27), we hope that brides-to-be will draw inspiration from our stunning segments. Most importantly, we hope you’ll join us this spring at the many charitable events of which we are honored to be sponsoring. On May 3rd, we’ll be donning our hats and sipping mint juleps as we head off to the races for both the Boulder Derby Party as well as Denver’s Jockeys, Juleps and Jazz. Then, it’s on to City Park on May 4th where we’ll be participating in Promise Walk – an effort to help those affected by Preeclampsia. Learn more at promisewalk.org/denver. And naturally, we’ll be there with all of our favorite ladies in tow at the annual Cocktails for a Cure benefit on April 9th. Support women’s cancer research and sip in style. Whether you’re reading this from a sandy beach or a snowcapped mountain, we hope that your spring adventures bring you plenty of colorful inspiration for the months ahead.

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GROWING UP IN LOS ANGELES, MY FAMILY TOOK numerous trips to Palm Springs – a sleepy desert town that was a short two-hour drive. Back then, Sonny Bono was the mayor. The city was a top destination for out-of-control spring breakers from across the country and Bob Hope’s storied mansion was the only one gracing the iconic hillside. Fast-forward 30 years and Reign Magazine is on site for its spring photo shoot. What a pleasant surprise it was to see that this desert oasis hasn’t changed all that much. The dinosaurs of Cabazon. The hundreds of windmills churning across the landscape. The aerial tramway. Famed Palm Canyon Drive. And while Bob Hope’s hideaway now has some neighbors, it remains the ultimate landmark. Unlike decades past, there’s now an airport in town, affording much more convenient access to the city that was celebrated by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, and Elizabeth Taylor. We think this is our best shoot yet and while we start 2014 with the usual weather elements here in Colorado, we hope our spring issue whets the appetite for warmer temps and cool pools. Elsewhere, I’m excited to share a true treasure in Vermont on page 44. Twin Farms is heaven on Earth regardless of the season. Its accolades and reputation are well deserved. If you find yourself in New England, I encourage you to look into this respite that is an experience unlike any other. I’m also pleased to announce a new column called Reign Man (page 30) intended for your husbands, boyfriends and the men who secretly flip through the pages of Reign. From dining to imbibing, adventure to R&R, Reign Man will inspire new ideas for hitting the town from a gentleman’s perspective. Time to get to work on our Summer book!

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Spring has sprung and with it, a bevy of beautycentric hotspots have opened their glamorous doors. From blow outs to brows and massages to manis, your options are plentiful when it comes to primping in posh Colorado surroundings.

ALCHEMY Makeup duo Bre Ortola and Sally Walker Mina have been beautifying Colorado for years, and now they’ve found their home sweet home. Located in a picture perfect Victorian in the heart of downtown Boulder, Alchemy is brimming with Downton Abbey-esque charm. Inside, you’ll find a retail space where you can stock up on the company’s popular mineral makeup line, as well as primp and polish to your heart’s content. Alchemy offers facials, microdermabrasion, peels, lash extensions, makeup applications and more. Hours are by appointment only. alchemymineralblends.com


THE BLOW DRY BAR AT FOUR SEASONS DENVER The tony Four Seasons Hotel Denver has expanded its digs to include a brand new blow dry bar. Perfect for post-spa fixes as well as brides and their maids, the salon is equipped with lovely little extras. Think custom shampoo stations offering shiatsu massage and a wine bar. There’s even a dressing area with a dedicated space to hang a wedding gown. Blow drys start at $65, and include access to the swoonworthy spa space and all of its over-the-top amenities. fourseasons.com/Denver VERT With an emphasis on all things organic, aptly named Vert (French for “green”) has opened its luxurious doors in Highlands Square. The makeup Mecca retails a well-curated collection of natural beauty products. We love the Ilia lipsticks for mom and Preti Princess line for bébé. Also stop by Vert for amazing home fragrances and makeup lessons that will change the way you look at makeup. vertbeauty.com

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POLISHED What gal doesn’t love a good blowout/mani-pedi session to break up her trek around the mall? The newly opened Polished Style Bar graces Park Meadows with its undeniably posh presence and offers hairstyling, makeup and nail services all under one convenient and well-designed roof. Unlike mall salons of years past, Polished delivers A-List names and quality services – think Kevin Murphy, Sanitas Skincare and Deborah Lippmann. The space also offers memberships and special members-only pricing that’s worth checking out. polishedstylebar.com MAD PEACHES This Cherry Creek gem is taking the med spa scene by stylish storm. So much more than lasers and peels, Mad Peaches goes way beyond the typical medical aesthetic trappings and offers a bevy of services - and then some. The space itself is stunning – no detail was overlooked and it speaks more “hip boutique” than “sterile med spa.” There’s plenty of room to rent it out for your private party or wedding day beauty brigade. Gals can even shop from an expansive selection of upscale lingerie, the perfect complement to Mad Peaches’ totally innovative “intimate” makeovers. Imagine all of the results, but by using lasers for tightening, not surgery. madpeachesmedspa.com

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tried and true or the more modern evolutions. What’s more, Roosevelt boasts over 270 brands of liquor and is only the second bar in the nation to offer Chartreuse (a French spirit dating back to 1737) on tap. The joint’s music matches its hip vibe, with doo-wop 50s tunes and 60s B –sides from Etta James and Chuck Berry playing during happy hour. Late night, the mood switches to jazz and hip-hop. The space itself is as interesting as the concept and cocktails. A painting on the wall bearing the quote “it takes more than that to kill a bull moose” explains the bar’s moniker – referLauded purveyor of spirits Greg Gallagher has ring to the words said by Teddy Roosevelt after hit another homerun with his newest Denver he was shot in the chest and gave a 90-minute watering hole, Roosevelt. Perched next door to speech with the bullet still lodged in his ribcage. his beloved Front Porch, Roosevelt is Gallagher’s Mineral Blends Designer Cynthia Steinbrecher of Davis Partnermore casual iteration of the craft cocktail culture. Alchemy SideDoor Salon ship infused the interiors with a mix of found “I wanted to bring the craft cocktail experience to at The 2070 Broadway, Suite 110 objects and modern elements that collectively the masses with a come as you are approach to the Boulder, Colorado 80302 speak cool. Bathroom doors are hidden behind style of drinking that usually warrants reservaRing: 720.295.2749 two filled bookshelves, vintage typewriters grace tions and dressed up attire.” The drink menu is alchemymineralblends.com the walls and an exposed bulb chandelier hangs broken down into two categories – Classics and over the main bar space. Creations – giving patrons the option to sip the

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902100 Everyone’s favorite zip code is turning 100 this year, and to celebrate, the city’s hotels are turning back the design clocks. Five Beverly Hills respites – Montage, The Peninsula, The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, The Beverly Hilton and L’Ermitage – are renovating Suite 100 in grand Hollywood style. The collection of hotel suites will showcase the original grandeur and glamour that was Beverly Hills throughout the eras. Each property has its own chic theme – from Audrey Hepburn elegance at The Beverly Hilton to 40’s film noir style at Montage (complete with a fully functioning “press for champagne” button) – and each offers a package for $1,914, paying homage to the year the tony town began. For reservations and more information about all Suite 100s, go to lovebeverlyhills.com/suite100

SAKE TO ME The Kizaki family wants to teach you a thing or two about sake this spring, and they’re using their iconic Sushi and Izakaya Den restaurants to do so. Through April, patrons of the famed eateries can journey their way through Japan by way of a “Sake Passport” that profiles 23 different sakes by the glass, with tasting notes, distilling methods and food pairing recommendations. To up the ante, they’re even awarding prizes for the diners who taste each and every varietal in the timeliest manner – prizes that range from an Omasake dinner for four, to bottles of your favorite sake, to tickets to the restaurant’s May 5th sake seminar. For those not sipping at a rapid pace, tickets to the seminar, which features sake experts, tasting stations and food pairings throughout Izakaya Den, can be purchased at izakayaden.net.

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Make a Promise Every year, more than 76,000 mothers and 500,000 infants lose their lives to Preeclampsia. It’s one of the biggest health issues women face, affecting almost 10% of all pregnancies, causing blood pressure to rise to fatal levels and exponentially increasing the risk of stroke. And tragically, the only known “cure” is the early induction of baby. Shocked? So were we. But not as shocked as we were when we learned that the condition is grossly underfunded, receiving a fraction of the support of conditions far less fatal. On May 4th, you can help by participating in the Promise Walk, the largest fundraiser for the cause in all of Colorado. Join these moms on a mission in City Park for a mile and a half trek as they raise funds and awareness for Preeclampsia – a condition that in many cases, has affected these ladies and their families on very personal levels. To register or to donate, visit promisewalk.org/denver Promise Walk for Preeclampsia May 4th City Park Denver promisewalk.org/denver

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AS A GIRL, BECOMING A SUPERMODEL was nowhere on Beverly Johnson’s agenda. In fact, growing up in the 1960s, the term wasn’t even in her, or the nation’s, lexicon. But the beauty turned heads and made history when she graced the cover of Vogue in 1974, becoming the first black model to stake such claim. This year, she’ll celebrate her 40th anniversary as a groundbreaking cover girl, a notion that’s not lost on Johnson. “I remember that day like it was yesterday,” the selfproclaimed “modelpreneur” tells us. “That cover is as significant and important today as it was then. It was all about equality and inclusiveness in the fashion industry.” And while today she’s a household name, Beverly Johnson’s beginnings are humble. A typical upbringing in Buffalo, she grew up earning extra money as a lifeguard over the warm New York

summers. With aspirations of a career in law, a young Johnson was preparing to leave for Boston’s Northeastern University when her mother told her in no uncertain terms that she needed to get a summer job in a department store, not a swimming pool, so that she could cultivate the proper wardrobe for a soon-to-be coed. Begrudgingly, Johnson obliged, not knowing that what would transpire next would change her life, and the face of fashion, for good. “One of my coworkers kept telling me that I should be a model. I really didn’t know what she was talking about, but she gave me a slip of paper with an agent’s number, and I tucked it away,” Johnson recalls. Soon, the future supermodel was off to college, forgetting the conversation completely. It would take another year for fate to run its course, when several of her classmates, all of whom hailed from New York City,


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befriended Johnson and suggested that she join them in the Big Apple over the summer. “‘You could model,’ they said. ‘They make $75 an hour!’” Johnson recalls. At the time, the aspiring attorney was making $28 a week. Remembering the phone number given to her the year before, Johnson made the call that would launch her career. Before she knew what was happening, Beverly Johnson and her mother were boarding a plane for a 10-day photo shoot with Glamour magazine. From there, Vogue followed and Johnson’s now famous cover from August, 1974 made fashion history – an important milestone for both the publishing world and for civil rights. She was 21 years old at the time. The stunning Johnson went on to eventually grace more than 500 magazine covers over the course of her career and by 1975, every major American fashion designer began using African American models. Yet according to Johnson, we still have a long way to go. “There’s a lack of diversity on the runways today,” she says. “Very prestigious designers who I am actually close friends with aren’t using models of color right now. In a way, it’s like we’re back in the 70s.” For Johnson, her star power has given her a platform off the runway to champion the causes near and dear to her heart. “Being a model has made me who I am, and it’s afforded me the opportunity to speak out in a global way.” Not only does Johnson work for equality in fashion, she also gives her time and resources to Denver-based Global Down Syndrome Foundation – the cause that has brought her to the Mile High City. “My first cousin has Down syndrome and so I grew up very close to that world,” she explains. Today, she is joined by niece Natalie – a gorgeous young woman who also happens to have Down syndrome. “When my sister had Natalie, finding proper educational facilities was very challenging. This foundation has helped change that for so many.” Johnson has been involved in the cause for a number of years, particularly with the lauded Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show – a familiar scene for Johnson, albeit a far cry from the catwalks of Paris and Milan. “I can remember my first time walking down a runway, and I will tell you, Natalie did a much better job!” she laughs. “I have seen these children come alive and have so much confidence through this event. They’re just out there strutting their stuff and celebrating their beauty – both inside and out.” And while Johnson cites Natalie as one of her biggest inspirations, she also admits to a few other well-known style icons. “When I was living in New York City, building my modeling career, I worked part time at a shop called Jax. Jacqueline Kennedy was one of our biggest clients,” she reveals. “She was so lovely – always remembering me when we would run into one another. The cashmere sweaters and tees – she was a true icon.” Johnson also found inspiration in the late Lena Horne. “She was so glamorous and larger than life. And she paid attention to looking that way.” An example that Johnson has since followed. “My best style advice is to have some style. The way we look on the outside shows people that we care – about them and about ourselves. Have style – whatever that means to you – just put in the effort and show you care,” she finishes. These days, Beverly Johnson has parlayed her renowned modeling career into a global brand. Hair extensions, wigs, skincare, handbags, apparel, cosmetics and even reality television dot her legendary resume. A fate that stems back to an unknowing leap of faith more than 40 years ago. Some things, it would seem, are simply meant to be.

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RAMEY CAULKINS EPITOMIZES CLASSIC style. The east coast transplant is a lauded interior designer, having put her stamp on projects such as Denver’s Park & Co. restaurant and a number of the city’s finest abodes. Naturally, when her design cohort and inspiration Tom Scheerer released his stunning new book, Tom Scheerer Decorates, Ramey decided that a celebration was in order. Based in New York, Scheerer trekked to Denver as the guest of honor at an intimate luncheon hosted in Ramey’s home, just south of Denver Country Club. Joined by a group of friends, family and design colleagues, Ramey Caulkins hosted a simple yet decidedly chic fête. The consummate hostess, she exemplified the notion that entertaining can be enjoyable. “A smaller gathering is better than a cattle call. Trying to entertain 10-14 people for lunch or dinner is much more intimate than hosting a large group,” she explains. True to her word, Ramey’s guest list included 14 designers, friends

and family members – both her mother-in-law, Ellie Caulkins and Tom Scheerer himself (cousin to the hostess’ husband Max as well as the guest of honor) were in attendance. An open area between the kitchen and family room served as a makeshift dining space, its bright, airy presence being the perfect spot for Ramey’s guests to gather as they enjoyed a lunch that the hostess personally prepared. Tables were well appointed and set with a charming eclectic flair – animal print chairs were mixed with black wood lacquer seating and monogrammed linen napkins offset unfussy yet stunning floral centerpieces. “I love to cook, but not everyone does,” she admits. “Set a beautiful, unexpected table and you can serve simple BLTs or get your fancy on and serve shrimp and grits.” Ramey’s lunch menu consisted of crustless sandwiches and a light yet delicious warm chicken quinoa spinach salad with pesto and pomegranates served with a crusty baguette. “Whatever it is that you choose to serve, take the time to plan ahead and do not prepare a meal that you will have to cook and will take you away from your guests.” After enjoying their meals, Ramey’s guests indulged in homemade cookies and coffee served, of course, in the hostess’ classic china. Proof that the most casual gatherings can be married with tradition and elegance. FOR MORE ENTERTAINING TIPS FROM RAMEY CAULKINS AND TO SEE THE COMPLETE GALLERY OF HER LUNCHEON WITH TOM SCHEERER, VISIT REIGNMAG.COM.


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RAMEY’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES From Alex Hitz’ My Beverly Hills Kitchen 2 sticks salted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups of flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 1/2 tsp. salt 1 (11-12 oz.) bag bittersweet chocolate chips In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the wisk attachment on medium speed, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together until they are light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and the salt, and with the mixer on the lowest speed, add it 1/2 cup at a time to the creamed butter and sugar until the dry ingredients are exhausted and the dough is just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and then refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper. Place whatever size scoops of cold dough you desire on the prepared baking sheet, and bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes, depending on their size. Let the cookies cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS How about a day at the spa to reboot your beau? Four Seasons Hotel Denver offers treatments with men in mind like the Executive Sports Massage, facials and nail services. Plus, he’ll get access to the swanky space’s gym, outdoor pool, steam room, sauna and indoor whirlpool. If you’d prefer to accompany him and not lose out on your own nirvana that is Four Seasons, plan a staycation and take advantage of their Wine, Dine and Unwind package that will have both of you seeking residency in the lap of luxury. You’ll get cocktails and dinner for two at EDGE, breakfast, chocolate dipped strawberries and a luxe room in the heart of the city.

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PLAY BALL Tom Hanks said it best when he declared, “There’s no crying in baseball.” But what about some relaxing and tranquil moaning for Ritz-Carlton, Denver’s Root for the Rockies sports package? The luxury accommodations just steps from Coors Field include a stay in one of the city’s largest guest rooms, free parking, TWO tickets to the game and a $50 food and beverage credit to Elway’s. Not interested in baseball but still want to veg in extravagance? Try the Elway’s Escape Package that includes an overnight stay, parking and a $100 credit to the restaurant. ›› MORE AT RITZCARLTON.COM/DENVER

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HOME ON THE RANGE If Cherry Creek North is more your man’s style, appeal to his inner red-blooded American and dispatch him over to Second Home Kitchen + Bar for their Sunday feeding of Chicken + Beer night which features all-you-can-eat fried chicken, southern sides and half-priced beer. If you’d rather get him out of the house on Tuesday, he can feast there on T-Bone Tuesday. Either way, he gets to eat like the cast of Dukes of Hazzard and you get a few hours to yourself. ›› MORE AT SECONDHOMEDENVER.COM

The Denver International Auto Show is coming to the Colorado Convention Center April 9th through the 13th and, in typical Pavlovian response, Van Halen’s lyrics from Panama have taken over my world. On Tuesday, April 8th, head to the exclusive Charity Preview Party and gain private access to the auto showcase before the madness starts. You’ll take in a fashion show replete with local celebs and athletes and Honorary Chairs include John and Paige Elway and Mayor Michael Hancock. The Auto Show itself features all the usual suspects plus exotics like Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati and Lamborghini. ›› MORE AT CHARITYPREVIEWPARTY.COM

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WHISKEY & RYE Our friends at Café | Bar have created the ultimate in whiskey shenanigans that’s exclusive to Reign Men only. Every Monday, slide up to the bar and imbibe in an offering of three whiskey flights. Experience a cache of rye with locals like Stranahan’s, Breckenridge Bourbon and Leopold’s Maryland Style Rye as well as hardto-find masterpieces like Pappy Van Winkle 20 year aged bourbon, Miltonduff 30 year aged single cask scotch whiskey and Eagle Rare, 17 year aged bourbon. Channel your inner Ron Burgundy while taking aim at some Oban 14 year aged scotch, Balvenie 15 year Doublewood, and Aberlour 16 year Double Cask. Flights are 1 oz each, and prices vary.

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Escape to Santa Barbara FROM OENOPHILES TO SURF RIDERS, FOODIES TO FASHIONISTAS, SANTA BARBARA IS A CHAMELEON-LIKE ENCLAVE OFFERING A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE TO EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER. APTLY DUBBED THE AMERICAN RIVIERA, THIS PEACEFUL PARADISE DOTS THE PACIFIC WITH UNMATCHED ELEGANCE AND A CASUAL SPIRIT.

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El Encanto FEW INNS ARE AS INNATELY GLAMOROUS AS EL ENCANTO. Having graced the Santa Barbara hillside for nearly 100 years, the hotel’s past is storied and star studded. And while it’s been more than a few decades since Clark Gable and Carole Lombard motored up from Los Angeles to escape the bright lights and big city, today’s jetsetters flock to the hideaway for the same serene luxury that once drew the darlings of Hollywood’s golden era. The boutique-style hotel sits on seven acres of lush landscape, each bungalow boasting its own private patio or garden. There’s a telescope on your terrace – apropos considering the sweeping Pacific Ocean views. Scented citrus trees and a Lily pond give the property its own distinct flavor – both literally and figuratively. Inside, the light, bright American Riviera décor welcomes guests in a manner more reminiscent of home than hotel, even offering thoughtful details like a monogrammed pillow on each traveler’s bed. As one might expect, the art is well curated, with works from the likes of Damien Hirst and Charles Arnoldi hanging inconspicuously on El Encanto’s walls. Naturally, the cuisine is indicative of the California coast and focuses on seafood, seasonal produce from the Santa Barbara region and herbs from the hotel’s own garden. And while the menu is modern, it also pays homage to El Encanto’s past. Executive Chef Patrice Martineau has recreated its famed “Floating Island” dessert. Having first appeared on the resort’s menu in 1920, the meringue and crème anglaise delicacy is beloved by locals and guests alike. In the spirit of all things bespoke, El Encanto even has its own Holstein cow whose milk is solely used to produce handmade cheeses for the hotel. El Encanto branded wine, fresh roasted coffee and homebrewed beer also appoint the impressive menu. For the spagoer, the resort’s boutique accommodations don’t disappoint. Much like El Encanto’s cuisine, the spa menu was created with the area’s environment in mind – think seaweed and vinotherapies. Try the Pinot and Cabernet Crush Sugar Scrub, which uses elements extracted from regional vines to drain toxins and stimulate circulation. For the outdoor enthusiast, the resort offers custom made electric bikes. The hotel’s restaurant will even prepare a picnic for a journey down to the Santa Barbara town center or a more secluded on-property jaunt. El Encanto 805.845.5800 elencanto.com

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BACARA

With a jaw dropping location set atop a 78-acre coastal bluff, Bacara has earned its place as one of the resort-world’s favorites. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains, the getaway is idyllic indeed. But the views are only the beginning for this spectacular retreat. For starters, there are three zero-edge saline swimming pools, two of which are beachside. For the privacy seeker, the twenty-six cabañas all look out onto the Pacific and all lay claim to personal waiter service. From there, a laundry list of activities one might hope for along America’s Rivera abounds. Think surfing the waves of the resort’s private two-mile beach, guided horseback tours, nature hikes, hitting the links at the renowned Sandpiper Golf Course or our favorites – vineyard tours and tasting or winemaker dinners. Also be sure to explore the resort’s 450-acre avocado grove. What’s more, little ones will feel perfectly at home at the Monarch Kid’s Club, where children 5-12 can participate in butterfly exploring, Spanish tile decorating, Miro-inspired art classes and even archeology day. The property, however, is an activity in and of itself. Spanish colonial villas all showcase thoughtful architecture and famed landscape architect Gary Beggs has adorned

the grounds with showy horticulture like Blue Hibiscus, Pink Powder Puff, Calla Lily, Strawberry Trees, Birds of Paradise and Blue Agave. Most notably is the presence of Millwood plants, the Monarch butterfly’s food source. Translation? Bacara is the home to thousands of the stunning creatures – a true sight to be seen. The on-property spa is one of the best appointed and ornamented of its kind. With 42,000 square feet of tranquility to call home, it consistently makes the top of the most prestigious “best of” lists. Relax in the saline spa pool, Swiss showers and hydrotherapy baths before you curl up next to the fireplace in the spa’s library. While there, try the Bacara Body Melt and Rooftop Sea Breeze Massage – neither of which is your typical treatment. For the foodie, Miro, named after Spanish artist John Miro, creates cuisine as exceptional as its atmosphere. While Pacific Ocean views certainly don’t disappoint, neither does the colorful décor, inspired by Miro’s paintings. Offering inventive European fare, Chef Johan Denizot’s signature dishes are accented by international flavors and locally sourced ingredients alike. If you’re in the mood for a nightcap, the restaurant’s lounge is full of charm and showcases an array of to-die-for tapas and craft cocktails. Or choose a bottle from Miro’s famed wine cellar. Featuring more than 12,000 bottles from 13 countries and 75 appellations, it has been deservingly awarded Wine Spectator’s Best of Excellence Award for ten years running. Hint – book a private dining experience in Miro’s cellar, which sits 40 and houses a large portion of the resort’s rare reds. For more casual fare, head to The Bistro. This oceanside café dishes up Italian Riviera gastronomy al fresco, on a spacious stone terrace. What’s more, the Chef de Cuisine is Chris Turano, of Food Network fame. Fashion-forward travelers will appreciate Bacara’s boutique, which features names atypical of a “hotel” shop. Labels like Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Ford, Velvet and Haute Hippie grace the racks with the chicest of presence. Bacara 805.968.2800

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San Ysidro Ranch 805.565.1700 sanysidroranch.com

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San Ysidro Ranch FEW RESORTS PARALLEL THE HISTORY, decadence and prestige of San Ysidro Ranch. Having welcomed its first guests in 1893, the property is perhaps California’s most historic and exclusive, its cornerstone being discreet pampering for discriminating travelers. Its location is the toniest along the Santa Barbara coastline, perfectly situated in the Montecito enclave. Over seventeen miles of private hiking trails and lush gardens surround San Ysidro, as does a hillside creek. Yet even more impressive is the property’s past. The ranch began as part of the King of Spain’s 1769 land title, later becoming a station for Franciscan monks. Eventually, the land was transformed into a sprawling citrus ranch, replete with an adobe house that today serves as San Ysidro’s focal point and main building. In 1930, actor Ronald Colman and Senator Alvin Carl Weingard acquired the ranch, building it into the haven it is today. Since then, San Ysidro Ranch has played host to a long line of icons – Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx and Winston Churchill all dotting San Ysidro’s dossier. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were even married at the ranch and John and Jacqueline Kennedy honeymooned there in 1953. Today, the Kennedy Cottage is one of San Ysidro’s most coveted, with its hand carved stone exterior, private hot tub, fine antiques and original artwork drawing in the most privileged of guests. Dining options at San Ysidro are equally ensconced in legend. The Stonehouse serves regional

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cuisine in the space that once functioned as the ranch’s citrus packinghouse, with dishes like Classic Steak Diane flambéed tableside and Grilled California Quail whetting the appetite. Locals flock to Plow & Angel, San Ysidro’s more casual eatery, where mac-n-cheese and melt in your mouth ribs are the cuisine of choice. Following the notion of privacy that is quintessentially San Ysidro, spa treatments are offered in-cottage and range from facials to an expansive array of massage services. Try the Nirvana, where a careful combination of Rosemary, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus oil make the treatment aptly named. Those booking freestanding cottages have the option to bring their four-legged friends, as the ranch has been pet friendly since owner Alvin

Weingard’s famed family of dachshunds joined guests in the 30s. Of course, children are also welcomed visitors, with services like in-room baby proofing, ensuite baby monitors and bottle warmers, and pint-sized velour bathrobes and slippers offered by the ranch. San Ysidro also gifts each mini guest with a Beanie Baby upon arrival – a nod to current ranch owner Ty Warner.


FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA The Biltmore Santa Barbara has been one of the area’s favorites since 1927 and in the late 80s, became a coveted Four Seasons property. Located in Montecito along Monarch Beach, its setting is as stunning and serene as the property itself. With Spanish Colonial architecture set against brick walkways lit by dim gas lanterns and lush tropical gardens, it’s quite possibly the most romantic respite along the American Riviera. It comes as no surprise then, that the resort played host to the recent Bachelor nuptials. Yet reality romance aside, Four Seasons, Biltmore Santa Barbara is brimming with perfectly understated luxury.

A 10,000 square foot spa makes way for treatment rooms that include fireplaces, deep soaking tubs and French doors overlooking an English rose garden and the Pacific Ocean. Therapies like the signature Grape De Vine make use of the area's organic elements and offerings such as the Little Princess Facial and Junior VIP relaxing Massage make younger spagoers feel right at home. Two flawlessly designed swimming pools offer guests a place to unwind in the sun. The Resort Jungle Pool is surrounded by cascading greenery and even showcases underwater music while the Coral Casino Beach Club delivers a more festive scene. Dining is as indulgent as one might expect. Bella Vista serves perfectly paired farm Fresh California Italian cuisine like the Spaghetti Neri with frutti di marre, fresh herbs from Santa Barbara and chili flakes. Tydes delivers a more quintessential coastal experience, with a modern seafoodcentric menu. Try the Local Halibut with Red Abalone, Brandade, Tapenade, Turnip, Abalone Mushroom and Sea Grass. What’s more, the restaurant offers one of the most idyllic ocean views in the area, with an unparalleled panoramic picture of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and the Santa Barbara coastline.

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara 805.969.2261 fourseasons.com/santabarbara

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Canary Hotel IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT MANY travelers want to stay in the center of the city’s hustle and bustle. After all, it’s brimming with bistros, colorful shopping, plenty of eclectic entertainment, an urban wine trail and postcard-like views. And for those who wish to be close to the action, there’s no better home away from home than Canary Hotel.

The inn itself, a Kimpton property, evokes the Moroccan flavor of its namesake Canary Islands. But the hotel’s original structure dates back to 1934, making for plenty of history, character and architectural interest. Head to the rooftop pool and terrace for a bird’s eye view of Santa Barbara where you can lounge in the sun or sip and nosh. Guests may also imbibe at Canary’s nightly hosted wine reception. Afterwards, check out the hotel’s Finch & Fork restaurant for locally sourced fare like market fresh fish tacos and artisanal flatbreads. If you’re feeling like a little R&R is in order, the hotel has a partnership with nearby FLOAT Spa, meaning a therapist will arrive at your doorstep with one simple phone call. Opt for a 90 minute Thai Massage for ultimate bliss. We also love that The Canary is pet friendly, with plenty of amenities for Fido. Canary Hotel 805.884.0300 canarysantabarbara.com

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Moncrief Lizard Leather Travel Trolley, $8,450 net-a-porter.com

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CB Station Sunshine Satchel, $110 tnuck.com

Steamline Luggage The Editor Series: Stowaway, $300 (Euros) steamlineluggage.com

Louis Vuitton Sirius 55, $1,990 louisvuitton.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs Work it Baby Got Backpack, $330 net-a-porter.com

Saint Laurent Classic Duffle 24, $3,495 net-a-porter.com

Vera Bradley Venetian Paisley Garment Bag, $135 verabradley.com

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A QUIET RESPITE NESTLED IN VERMONT’S STORIED COUNTRYSIDE WELCOMES GUESTS IN THE GRANDEST OF FASHIONS By Betsy Marr

ust down the road beyond the lake, through the gates and up the path lies a place so private that if you blink, you could miss it. Once the estate of famed author Sinclair Lewis, Twin Farms is a New England treasure. A place where reality ceases to exist and refinement is casual yet ever-apparent. A place that redefines the way one vacations and a place that marks itself forever on your soul. Steeped in romance, folklore and history, the 300 acre property begs to differ itself from hotels – even the most opulent among the pack. In a word, Twin Farms is an experience. A way of life that centers on fine dining, fine art and fine wines without the accompanying pretentions one might expect. It’s a bucolic hideaway that lends itself to relaxing, and nothing but. Not far from picturesque Woodstock, Twin Farms is tucked away in the rolling, wooded hills of Barnard; a town that boasts a welcomed retreat from the trappings of city life, yet in the chicest of manners. A Relais & Châteaux property, Twin Farms is heavily ensconced in its cuisine, with Executive Chef Nathan Rich at the kitchen’s helm. There are no menus – guests complete a culinary profile prior to arrival and meals are custom created based on preferences and seasonality, sourcing the freshest and finest ingredients. There are also no bar tabs or bills – the resort is all-inclusive – but disregard every preconceived notion the word conjures. A pedigreed sommelier pairs wines from the 26,000 bottle cellar at both lunch and dinner, but any request one might have, be it liquid or otherwise, is also available on a moment’s notice. As a prelude to each evening’s meal, guests gather in the intimate Barn Room for cocktails and fare around a crackling fire. Here, they converse and share stories of the day’s adventures – a perk of the experience is mixing with other wanderlust spirits

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ley. The result is a natural topography reminiscent who appreciate the virtues of luxury travel. Afterof a country estate replete with recreational areas wards, a gracious hosts calls each visitor to dinner and wild gardens. in the welcoming dining room, where multiple While many visitors simply retreat to their surcourses are flawlessly executed and served with artroundings until it is time to enjoy a meal, Twin istry. From the large field stone fireplace that blazes Farms has no shortage of activities for the outdoor in the background, to the vaulted beam ceilings, enthusiast, oenophile or spa aficionado. In the winter no detail is overlooked, making each meal reminismonths, the property’s private ski hill is a popular opcent of an intimate affair a private home. Expect tion, as are a snowshoeing expedition or ice-skating. to dine in the company of Simon Pearce’s crystal When it warms up, guests take to the lake on a canoe and fine linens from Anichini – both of which call or spend hours fly-fishing. Regardless of season, each nearby Queechee, a charming town almost too day includes an optional guided hike or if you’re so idyllic for words – home. inclined, a private picnic that the chef will prepare Naturally, accommodations border on works and pack. Indoors, the resort boasts a pub that is of art. The resort’s main house, a restored 1795 open to guests at any hour, with a private bartendfarmhouse that once played host to the Lewis’ er a phone call away. Darts, billiards and music are famous friends, boasts four well appointed guest all available and in the main house, a well-stocked rooms. An adjacent lodge that was formerly an artlibrary and collection of exquisite puzzles by local arist’s studio houses two expansive suites with pritisan Stave work out the mind. vate entrances. Travelers looking for more serenOut of the Woods spa is a boutique retreat that ity and space can opt for one of twelve cottages offers signature services ranging from massages and cabins, each just a short walk or ride to the to manicures as well as a steam room and nearby main house and each with its own distinct perworkout facility. Opt for the Honey Bliss Treatsonality and décor. Regardless of your respite, ment, where an organic sugar scrub is followed you’ll enjoy stately surroundings designed by the by a body wrap using locally sourced honey, rose lauded late design phenom Jed Johnson. Johnson facial treatment and vanilla body butter massage. rose to fame as Andy Warhol’s close confidant and Pure bliss. Private yoga classes for up designer, later calling names like Pierre to four guests are also available by apBerger, Mick Jagger and Richard Gere Twin Farms both friends and clients. American folk, Barnard, Vermont pointment. Not to miss is the Furo – a 800.894.6327 traditional Japanese soaking tub housed contemporary art and eclectic designs twinfarms.com in a private building, with separate abound, with works from artists like entrances and enclaves for men and Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, women. The wood interior and 104 degree water Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Deborah Butterfield, Miltemperatures give the space a sauna-like feel. ton Avery, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Every bit the retreat that Sinclair Lewis and his Cy Twombly, Nam June Paik, and Donald Sultan, bride Dorothy once called home, Twin Farms is so to name a few. The entire property feels like an much more than a resort. It’s an experience that unpredictable gallery exhibit. Also fused into each can only exist in an environment so private and arrangement is a remarkable collection of utilitaralluring, so carefully curated and so exquisitely deian pottery and decorative ceramics. The attention signed that it becomes incomparable. Quite simto detail continues outdoors, with gardens and ply, it becomes heaven on Earth. grounds designed by landscape architect Dan Ki-


CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The Twin Farms Log Cabin offers unparalleled seclusion; The iconic Main House once served as the home of author Sinclair Lewis; The contemporary Peter Bohlin designed Aviary Cottage provides tranquility in an architectural marvel; Guests revel in the beauty of Twin Farms during the winter months.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: Adirondack twig work highlights the vaulted ceiling in the Treehouse Cottage, lined with unskinned logs; Twin Farms boasts natural beauty in the spring and summer months; The property’s wine cellar can be reserved for private dining; Many cottages offer personal Jacuzzi amenities; The Out of the Woods Spa delivers serenity and luxury to guests.

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IN HER TOTE A trip to Twin Farms calls for a country duffel brimming with casual comfort and classic all American style.

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Burberry Prorsum Polka-Dot Cashmere and SilkBlend Scarf, $995

Tory Burch Augusta Striped Jersey Top, $225 Tory Burch Fiona Cutout Textured-Leather Slippers, $285

Tory Burch Gold-Plated Acetate Earrings, $125 Tory Burch Embroidered Cotton Tunic, $295

Equipment Lilian Printed Silk Pajamas, $390

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J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $170 J. Crew Collection CafĂŠ Silk-Jacquard Capri Pants, $200

Tory Burch Madura Printed Underwired Bikini, $260

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Burberry London Chunky-Knit Cashmere Sweater, $795

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THE FAMED DESERT OASIS MAKES ROOM FOR RITZY RESPITES IMAGINED BY THE DESIGN WORLD’S MOST BOLD-FACED NAMES. MIDCENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE, MOROCCAN PANACHE AND TRADITIONAL SPANISH FLAIR OPEN THEIR SWANKY DOORS FOR A HOLIDAY THAT’S HIGH ON STYLE.

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DESIGN PROWESS: Jonathan Adler

The tony Parker Palm Springs screams Jonathan Adler. Its mid-century flavor, detailed stonework, funky architecture and cheeky nods speak to the design guru’s happy chic sensibilities with vibrant grandeur. Adler, who is beloved for his irreverent pottery, bold designs and penchant for all things lacquer, didn’t miss a beat when he led the design charge for this Palm Springs darling.

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Where do we even begin? The Parker is eye candy from top to bottom and every posh little crevice in between. Adler’s touch is all over it, and his fans flock to the hotspot like it’s a Mecca of décor decadence. Eat at Mr. Parkers, where the gangster style steakhouse is transformed into a funky menagerie of decadent charm. Then, head to PSYC, the kitschy-meets-prepster spa where one is greeted not with cucumber water, but rather shots of cucumber vodka upon check in. There’s a croquet lawn with wrought iron fan chairs, a sunken living room, a retro fireplace in the lobby and a pool deck that’s on par with a scene out of a Slim Aarons photo. Honey, we’re home.

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DESIGN PROWESS: Kelly Wearstler

If you don’t know and love Kelly Wearstler, you need to brush up on your design savvy. And your fashion quotient, retail sensibilities and general familiarity with all things style. Wearstler has become a household name in all of these worlds, her eponymous lifestyle brand taking the glitterati by storm. With storefronts, a clothing line, housewares, books and accessories adding to her already impressive interior design resume, Wearstler defines chic. Her work with Viceroy hotels has turned the luxe retreats into some of the most coveted properties on the planet, the Palm Springs iteration leading the pack.

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Located in the heart of downtown, Viceroy is a stone’s throw from the city’s shopping and restaurant havens, yet one really needn’t leave to bask in the lap of luxury. Wearstler has infused the hotel with a Hollywood regency meets mid-century modern feel and the result is comfortable glamour. Sleek spaces are met with pops of canary yellow and unexpected elements like ceramic Italian Greyhounds flanking the pool’s entrance. Reserve a private cabana for dinner, or dine in the ultra-luxe Citron restaurant. Before you leave, a trip to the hotel’s Estrella Spa is in order – try the Black Lava Body Treatment.


the COLONY PALMS HOTEL

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard We bow at the altar of Bullard, and you should too. The designer to Hollywood’s hottest names, this “Million Dollar Decorator” also counts the esteemed Jimmy Choo boutiques amongst his accolades. His recent tome, Live, Love & Decorate graces the jet set’s coffee tables with as much flair as the commanding designer himself and his work at the iconic Colony Palms is, well, just that.

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The history alone is enough to make us call the inn a favorite, and the design savvy sends it over the top. Originally dubbed The Colonial House, the hotel was owned by notorious mobster Al Wertheimer, a member of The Purple Gang. With a legendary underground speakeasy and brothel, which was entered via a secret staircase behind a pantry cupboard, the hotel served as a private club for Wertheimer and his gambling pals. In the 40s, it took on new ownership, and a new name. Hollywood royals Robert and Andrea Leads Howard bought the property, calling it The Howard Manor and turning it into the see and be seen playground for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes, Ronald Reagan, Kirk Douglas and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But in 2007, The Colony Palms was reborn with a whole new swagger, under the design direction of Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Bullard brought the hotel back to its glory days with Moroccan and Spanish influences, plenty of color and a dash of glamour. Check out the wellregarded Purple Gang restaurant, an homage to the place’s original owner. Whether you go for the décor or the dining, you’ll win.

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THE GATE STEP INSIDE A WORLD OF PRIVILEGE AND NUANCE, WHERE NOTHING IS QUITE AS IT SEEMS. A DESERT HAVEN, WHERE COLORFUL INTRIGUE EXISTS BEHIND STATELY CLOSED DOORS. Photos by Jody Zorn, with Zach Zorn Styling by Betsy Marr

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Assistant: Chelsea Magness Hair & Makeup: Ever Good, Matthew Morris Salon & Skincare Shot on location in Palm Springs, California

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An Artist’s RETREAT FOR ONE COLORADO COUPLE, RENOVATING A CASTLE PINES HOME BECAME AN UNDERTAKING OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. NO SMALL TASK, THEY BROUGHT NEW LIFE TO ALL 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF THEIR STUNNING ABODE, MAKING IT A TRUE REFLECTION OF THEIR PERSONAL STYLE AND A HAVEN FOR BOTH THEMSELVES AND THEIR TWO FOUR-LEGGED CHILDREN. ECLECTIC ART BLENDS HARMONIOUSLY WITH MODERN FURNISHINGS AND CLASSIC SENSIBILITIES IN THIS IMPRESSIVE REMODEL. By BETSY MARR Photos by JODY & ZACH ZORN

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| Domestic Bliss |

ANY HOME RENOVATION COMES WITH its unique challenges – messes, noise, endless change orders and a stream of professionals invading your once private space. But for Kelle and Shawn, a professional couple with two beloved Golden Retrievers, their renovation was grand not only in size but also in scope. Every room within their expansive home was reinvented – from flooring to cabinetry, bathrooms, staircases, closets, mantels, lighting and fixtures, plus furnishings and décor. Even more, the ambitious pair undertook extensive exterior and landscaping renovations, quite literally leaving no stone unturned. “We wanted to create a contemporary space that serves as our sanctuary- warm and elegant, with a bit of humor and playfulness reflected in the pieces of art we collect,” Kelle explains. “We also wanted to enhance the property to match the grandness of the structure and the elevated lot on which it sits.” Enhance they did. From the jetted clawfoot tub in the master bathroom to the Italian honed marble island in the kitchen, the couple created a contemporary home brimming with thoughtful,

traditional details. Light fixtures with dramatic intrigue, unexpected window treatments and whimsical wallpaper gave the respite character and charm. Yet as artists, there are two distinct spaces that speak to the homeowner’s hearts. “My art studio was transformed into an inspirational space with views of the Front Range and windows with perfect natural light,” Kelle shares. A celebrated calligrapher and the design phenom behind Designsgirl, her accolades include work with Crane & Company and Bella Figura in additon to producing art magazine Paperswell. Yet for Shawn, another special piece stands out as the home’s crowning jewel. In the downstairs parlor, a Model G Steinway designed by Dakota Jackson in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the piano, sits proudly as the room’s centerpiece. With art deco lines blending into the classical curves of a grand piano, this instrument- number 10 of 300- is a blend of the master piano makers from Hamberg and New York City, both in appearance and sound. “Playing this masterpiece is a thrill. For a pianist and a music lover, a night with dim lights and a fire dancing off the white Italian marble adds a special ambiance to the time we share together in this room,” he tells us. An undertaking indeed, the couple’s home renovation was well worth the result. As artists and golf lovers, their serene setting, where beautiful light streams into each room amongst a breathtaking landscape of mountains, pristine golf course and Ponderosa pines, is perfectly suited. “On the day that we completed the remodeling, there was no noise. No dust. No nonfamily members floating through the house. No joint compound stuck in our Golden Retrievers’ fur. No drywall pieces to pry from our younger Retriever’s extraordinarily cavernous and curious mouth. It was joyous. It is a beautiful transformation of which we are very proud.” ➺

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Domestic Bliss | AN ARTIST’S RETREAT

DINING ROOM: A 19th century iron and crystal chandelier serves as an elegant focal point of the dining room which was recently upgraded with wallpaper and draperies in gold hues by friend and interior designer Denise Costerus, ASID. PARLOR: A modern iteration of a traditional parlor, the sitting room is filled with colorful canvas paintings and art. Soft velvet chairs and a custom upholstered settee make this a comfortable space for listening to the grand Steinway. ENTRY: The architectural lines of the arching staircase interplay with the artistic details of eclectic pieces of art and modern details of a chromed-legged upholstered chair, spiraling table and gilded-leafed lamp. STUDIO SPACE: Along with breath-taking mountain views, unique art from favorite artists – Viviana Bonanomi Santamarina and Happy Menocal- fill Kelle’s studio with beauty and inspiration. BAR CART: A modern metal bar cart catches the window light and displays family silver and decorative decanters.

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ARTIST STUDIO: An informal family photo gallery is displayed above generous built-in storage cabinets. Gorgeous natural light streams into Kelle’s workspace making it ideal for photography shoots.

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MASTER BATHROOM: Linen and silk draperies add drama to a luxurious master bathroom with its dreamy centerpiece – a Bain Ultra air jet claw-footed tub. LIVING ROOM: Equine themes- in the form of a porcelain horse sculpture and Mennonite ledger art – punctuate the mantel in this relaxing space. Pieces by HW Home and Slifer Designs. Credits: Denise Costerus, ASID of Parker, Colorado and Tasha Frye, owner of L’Arrangement in Castle Rock, CO who created the gorgeous floral arrangements.


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JUST DANCE The Colorado Ballet finds a new home in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District

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enver has long been labeled a sports town. An outdoor paradise. A foodie’s haven. Soon, we’ll even be setting the bar for public transportation with the revamped Union Station becoming the envy of cities worldwide. Yet what so many overlook is that Colorado is also an international leader in the arts, staking claim to the second largest performing arts complex in the nation. In fact, unlike many of our neighbors who far outnumber us in size, Denver boasts the “big four” – the opera, the symphony, a performing arts center and of course, the Ballet. Yet unlike so many of Colorado’s for-profit, burgeoning entertainment options – Vail Resorts and the Denver Broncos among them – The Colorado Ballet, The Colorado Symphony and the Central City Opera all exist on the support of a dwindling population, and even less corporate support. When first asked to join the Board of Trustees at The Colorado Ballet, it was a reminder of a special childhood tradition. The night when the family got dressed up, bundled in warm clothes


and drove downtown to watch the magical Nutcracker. Seeing the Sugar Plum fairy dance in her sparkling costume, floating through the snowflake-filled scenes. Tchaikovsky’s thrilling battles between the toy soldiers and the mischievous mice. However, not until we were inside the boardroom did we understand the effort, financial commitment and time required to execute such a production. During the economic crash of 2008, the Ballet barely stayed alive. A major performance was cut and dedicated employees took furloughs. Yet impressively, The Colorado Ballet never closed its doors to the more than 30 talented dancers, students and dance lovers who call the space home. A home that had made its mark in downtown Denver, amidst the walls of a rented space for twenty years. Yet on the heels of the new $45 million building for the Houston Ballet and the newly renovated $25 million historic landmark of the Kansas City Ballet, one thing became clear. Colorado – a state that proudly sets the bar for entertainment, outdoor activities and athletics – needed to find its beloved Ballet a proper new home. Late last year, a plan was set in motion. The Colorado Ballet acquired a 100-year old former sewing machine distribution shop off of Santa Fe Drive for $1.3 million. It would take an additional $5 million to clean and renovate the 30,000 square foot building so that it could house multiple ballet studios, a black box theatre and a place to support an 800-student academy. However, to get the building in full operating condition, a capital campaign was necessary. It hasn’t been easy. In December, we collectively sent out an email to our friends. A gentle nudge that Colorado Gives Day was approaching, and, as luck would have it, tickets to The Nutcracker were also on sale. One bluntly asked, “No offense, but why does the Ballet need money? There are so many causes in Denver who tend to the homeless or help people suffering with cancer.” True. There are more charities per capita in Colorado than any other city in the United States. And all of them promote critically important causes. But all too often the Ballet is pigeonholed into “just an arts organization.” We believe it is much more. With Artistic Director Gil Boggs at the helm, The Colorado Ballet is providing support to the Santa Fe Arts District – a neighborhood it won’t even occupy until this summer – in every way they can. The Ballet is even going so far as building out a wellness

platform for community members. What’s more, The Academy, an important arm of the Ballet, does more than just reach school age children and adults who take dance classes. Its “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Dance Class” is the only one of its kind and is specifically tailored to children with Down syndrome. Envision both little boys and little girls in pink and blue tutus and leotards, plié-ing as an enthusiastic instructor encourages them. The ballet instructor is actually a physical therapist that has been educated to modify her guidance to this precious group. With this single class, The Colorado Ballet, in conjunction with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, has become a national role model in dance therapies. And then there are the evocative performances that extend beyond the traditional. Last spring The Colorado Ballet chose the performance Light/

The Holocaust & Humanity Project, a tragic and emotional contemporary act, choreographed by Austin’s Stephen Hills. Boggs said it was a difficult endeavor for the dancers, as they had to “put themselves in the shoes of those who were subjugated.” The performance engaged more than 100 nonprofits and was applauded by dozens of corporate and city sponsors. The opening night was co-chaired by Denver Mayor Hancock and Colorado Governor Hickenlooper. All proof positive that The Colorado Ballet has found its much-deserved home. AUNA JORNAYVAZ AND MONICA OWENS BOTH SIT ON THE COLORADO BALLET’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES. AUNA IS A GRADUATE STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER. MONICA IS THE PRINCIPAL OWNER OF OWENS PUBLIC AFFAIRS. JOIN THEM AT THE COLORADO’S BALLET ANNUAL GALA ON APRIL 12TH, AUXILIARY BALLETTO DI GALA 2014. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT COLORADOBALLET.ORG.

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{ TASTEMAKERS } They’re stylish, they’re savvy, they’re totally in the know. Meet Colorado’s Tastemakers, the fashion-forward experts who keep the glitterati glowing. From interior designers, to event planners, to doctors, dentists and more, these businesses are setting the bar. Flower Power....................................................75 Dermatology Associates of Colorado............76 Willow ................................................................78 Designs by Sundown.......................................79

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FLOWER POWER Kam Snyder Flower Power 2101 East Virginia Avenue Denver, Colorado 80209 Ring 303.777.6266 kam@flowerpowerwashpark.com flowerpowerwashpark.com Kam Snyder is passionate about flowers – and it shows. As the proprietress and lead designer of Flower Power, she’s been creating stunning stems and arrangements for years – from hand-tied bridal bouquets, to dazzling centerpieces, all the way to decadent floral décor that defies the ordinary. Having worked with some of the city’s most style-savvy brides-to-be, Kam and her staff are well versed in weddings and love to create unique, fashionable looks that wow. “We love working with brides-to-be. Wedding flowers are so incredibly special and can totally set the tone for the big day. From simple and modern to vintage and romantic, we create floral designs that are beautiful and personal,” she says. Specializing in tightly arranged, European-style bouquets, Kam’s designs are pure eye-candy. Brides flock to her for her flair for swoon-worthy centerpieces that are opulent without being over-the-top. “Flowers are such an important part of a wedding, yet beautiful centerpieces and bouquets can also be budget-friendly. We work with brides to make the most of her flowers and give her the look she truly loves without completely breaking the bank.” Which isn’t to say Kam and her Flower Power team don’t do decadent – they just believe that flowers are beautiful as they are, and that with the right design, less can oftentimes be more. “A single flower can fill the soul with gratitude! It’s all

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DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF COLORADO Cara Mia Medical Day Spa Dermatology Associates of Colorado 9570 Kingston Court, Suite 100 Englewood, Colorado 80112

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The skin is your body’s largest organ against the outside world. You take it with you everywhere you go – out in the sun, into the pool, up to the crisp mountain air. And it’s as unique as you are. “That’s why our dermatologic care is completely individualized,” says Dr. Leslie Capin, founder of Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado. “Every patient is different, so every skin care program is different. Nothing is cookbook.” Her team of highly experienced, board certified providers offers a comprehensive array of dermatologic expertise: preventive to surgical, pediatric to geriatric, cosmetic to medical. “It’s unusual for a clinic to have everything under one roof,” emphasizes Dr. Capin, whose staff even includes a dermatopathologist, who microscopically examines skin samples on site. “A patient who comes in for a total body skin check might also have questions about cosmetic laser services. We can cover both in the same visit.” “We’re able to serve patients-and their families-throughout their entire lives.” While Colorado’s mile high elevation delivers beautiful weather and incredible sporting opportunities, it also comes with the increased risks of sun exposure. Dr. Capin confirms the sobering reality: “our practice sees and average of four malignant melanomas each week.” The good news is that skin cancer, when detected early, is highly treatable. “With increased awareness and thorough, head to toe screenings, we are catching and curing it much earlier,” states the doctor. “If cancer is diagnosed we offer Mohs micrographic surgery. It’s the gold standard treatment, with a 99 percent cure rate and the lowest possibility of recurrence.” Dermatology Associates of Colorado is proud to deliver uncommonly convenient office hours Monday-Friday 7 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 8 am to noon. In addition, doctors provide their personal cell phone numbers to any patient that has undergone a procedure. “We go to great lengths to be as available as possible,” explains Dr. Capin. “If patients have an urgent concern, we want them to be able to reach us 24/7 without the hassle of an answering service. Patients are very appreciative of this gesture and, at the same time, incredibly respectful of our time.” “We want patients to know that we’re really here for them.”

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WILLOW Willow 2595 Canyon Boulevard Boulder, Colorado 80302 Ring 303.818.5950 willowboulder.com

tells us. “Whether a customer requests a private shopping experience outside of our normal business hours or additional alterations to a dress that was purchased at the store, we will do what we can to accommodate her.”

Andrea Resnick and Heather Seeley believe that fashion should be fun. “Dressing is an endeavor that women take on every day. It is intended to be playful and a form of creative expression,” Seeley, Director of Boulder’s chic new Willow boutique explains.

Both CU grads, Resnick has a background in photography and a longtime love of fashion while Seeley’s former path includes a mix of all things design – graphics, florals, merchandising and of course, fashion. This eclectic blend of artistic sensibilities has helped make Willow the inventive, fashion-forward boutique it is today.

Willow, which began as the pursuit of New York City transplant Andrea Resnick, is changing the way Colorado ladies think about fashion. The Boulder shop offers a wide array of fine jewelry, leather goods and accessories from both established and emerging designers. A destination for style rooted in modern sophistication, Willow encourages customers to get creative with fashion. “We work diligently to make our customers feel comfortable coming into the store and shopping on their own or engaging a member of the sales team for assistance,” Resnick attests. “We’re filling a gap in Boulder by brining in new designers. We’re also offering the same level of service that we’d personally want to receive when shopping.”

What’s more, the Willow team also believes in giving back and uses its talents to help women who are in less fortunate positions. “Fashion can transform you. We provide a palette of pieces that allow women to be creative in their daily dress, be it work or play,” both Resnick and Seeley agree.

Brands like Genetic, Tibi, Rachel Zoe and L.A.M.B. sit perfectly alongside niche labels like Clare Vivier, Whetherly and Reese & Riley. With a well-curated collection of designers and styles that are both wearable and interesting, at Willow, attention to detail is key. And because the store is a collaboration between two women who love fashion, shopping at Willow is a truly enjoyable experience. From private shopping events to personal styling and trunk shows, Andrea and Heather strive to keep Willow fresh and fun. “We believe that our customers deserve a level of service that goes above and beyond,” Resnick

“Dressing is an endeavor that women take on every day. It is intended to be playful and a form of creative expression.”

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DESIGNS BY SUNDOWN Designs by Sundown 4501 S. Santa Fe Drive Denver, Colorado Ring 303.789.4400 DesignsBySundown.com

When Michael Hommel started Designs by Sundown in his parent’s garage nearly thirty years ago, he didn’t quite realize that the company would go on to become one of the most recognized landscape firms in the nation. As the recipients of literally hundreds of industry and consumer awards throughout the past three decades, Designs by Sundown is one of Colorado’s shining examples of true entrepreneurial spirit and success. Today, the firm is called upon to create and maintain the state’s most stunning outdoor spaces.

Whether you’re looking for design and construction, tree and lawn care, irrigation service, garden and estate maintenance, outdoor and holiday lighting or snow removal, the firm is well versed and ready to help. With one of the most versatile and talented teams in the industry for designing and installing custom landscapes, Designs by Sundown has earned its place as the company of choice for Colorado’s most coveted addresses. “Each client has their own unique style and taste,” Hommel explains. “It’s about what the client wants and we have the staff that can execute their wishes.”

Having designed everything from mid-century modern to evergreen escapes and everything inbetween, the firm’s portfolio speaks to a wide range of styles and sensibilities. In fact, the company has even appeared on national platforms like HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge. “Our mission statement says it all,” asserts Hommel. “Using innovative ideas to create distinctive outdoor environments, our staff is dedicated to working with passion, integrity and respect to fulfill the dreams of our clients.” It is this passion and integrity that has earned Designs by Sundown awards like the Better Business Bureau’s Longevity Award for its venerable A+ rating as well as the Colorado Ethics in Business Award, amongst countless others.

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Freestyle Aspen’s elite gathered at the tony St. Regis Hotel on December 28th for Aspen Art Museum’s annual Freestyle benefit. Champagne, caviar and exquisite auction items from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Versace dazzled guests, as did the musical stylings of world renowned Singer/ Songwriter & Composer Rufus Wainwright. Guests sipped Moet and Chandon while they delighted in the fashions from designer favorite Loro Piana, all the while raising much-deserved funds for AAM.

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1 Alexander Gilkes, Chief auctioneer of New York based auction house Phillips and co-founder of online auction sponsor Paddle8/Gavel & Grand 2 AAM National Council members Nancy and Dr. Bob Magoon 3 AAM supporters Maria and Bill Bell 4 2013 Aspen Art Museum Freestyle Winter Benefit. 5 Spencer Pariser, Sheldon Pariser, Erin Pariser, and AAM Board of Trustees member Paul Pariser 6 AAM Board of Trustee VP Domenico De Sole, AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Pier Luigi Guerci President & CEO of Loro Piana USA, and Senior VP of Loro Piana Luxury Goods Division of Aldo Moschini 7 AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson 8 Grammy Awardnominated recording artist, singer/ songwriter/composer Rufus Wainwright 9 AAM National Council members Allen and Kelli Questrom 10 AAM National Council members Susan and Larry Marx

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1 Donna Giordano and Moose Barrows show off their 1920’s attire 2 Kathy Morrow with a couple of furry friends 3 Vail Cascade Resort and Spa décor 4 Kelsey Ashton, Vicki Flynn & Aimee Gravette decked out in their finest flapper ware 5 Kari Corbin, Brenda Buglione, Kate Blakslee & Kelli Bailey are having a ball on the dance floor 6 Jane Eberly, Nancy Cole & Pam Wexler 7 Amanda Precourt & Bethany Haerter take a break from dancing. 8 Citizen of the Year Ann Smead 9 Harry & Susan Frampton are all smiles at the event 10 Partygoers showing their support for The Vail Valley Foundation

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PHOTOS BY KENT PETIT

The glitterati celebrated at 8,250 feet for The Vail Valley Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Black Diamond Ball. Held December 6th at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, the lauded event is widely recognized as the official kick-off to the winter social season in the Valley. Mrs. Ann Smead was recognized as Citizen of the Year, while a Roaring 20’s Theme with cigarette girls, Charleston dancers, feather headpieces, long pearl necklaces, and gorgeous white and black Russian Wolfhounds impressed the sold out event’s 400 guests.


Happily Ever After Original Bachelorette and Colorado supermom Trista Sutter took a time out in Denver on January 4th to celebrate the launch of her first novel, Happily Ever After: The Life Changing Power of a Grateful Heart. Cherry Creek North’s Little Me’s played host to the reality starlet and her fans as they braved the cold winter morning for bubbly, children’s fashion, sweet treats from Sugarlicious and an intimate book signing with Trista, who just celebrated her 10th anniversary with husband Ryan Sutter in Vail. Young children Blakesley and Max were by the well-known duos side as they renewed their “I dos.”

PHOTOS BY KAILEE RICHES

1 Sweet treats from Sugarlicious 2Trista Sutter, Jennifer Riches, owner of Little Me’s 3 Carrie and Anderson Bradley, Betsy Marr, Trista Sutter, Chelsea Connolly, Jennifer Riches 4 Ashley and Storey Summers, Trista Sutter 5 Trista Sutter, Jill Landman Alfond 6 Trista Sutter, Shannon Foley Henn and pals smile for the camera

Brass Ring Luncheon

PHOTOS BYJANSSEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND BROXTON ARTS

Over 800 kindhearted guests took over the Denver Marriott on November 19th in support of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. The annual Brass Ring Luncheon raised more than $200,000 for the Barbara David Center for Childhood Diabetes, with the littlest superstars strutting their stuff on the catwalk in a fashion show featuring looks from Little Me’s.

1 Brass Ring Luncheon’s auctioneer, Rick Rolph. 2“Our Heroes,” those living with Type1 Diabetes every day. 3 Kid’s Fashions by Little Me’s. 4 CDF Executive Director, Bertha Lynn 5 Judy McNeil, Eva Schoonmaker, and Gina Abou-Jaoude strike a pose. 6 Gina Abou-Jaoude, 2012 Guild President and Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons, Brass Ring Luncheon Chair

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denver’s premiere kentucky derby event benefiting mylifeling.org cancer foundation

Saturday, May 3rd 2 to 6 PM Brown Palace Hotel Denver

Individual Tickets: $200 per guest (21 and over, please)

Please join us in your Derby attire for a jazz band, live and silent auctions, mini juleps and, of course, the Kentucky Derby simulcast! learn more at mylifelinederby.org/tickets


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SaddleUp! And Shop Design lovers visited the Shops at 9th Avenue on November 21st in support of SaddleUp! Foundation, an organization providing equine assisted therapy to those facing mental, physical and emotional challenges. Dozens of vendors showcased their wares in addition to the Shops at 9th Avenue merchants including Djuna and Designwright. Guests sipped on holiday libations and indulged in festive bites as they shopped for a cause.

PHOTOS BY FRANCES MARRON

1 Supporters Susie Myers, Sam Wright and Lovedy Barbetelli 2 Lariat necklace from Suzy Dooley Jewelry 3 Rich Bevelheimer and Tamara Coleman smiling for the camera 4 Marilyn Leser, Dutch Hildebrand and Sue Conaway sipped while they shopped 5 Shuli Mitzuhashi, Felicia Ingwers, Steve Wiskow and Susie Myers shopping for the cause 6 Susan Hildebrand and an excited partygoer posed with Karen Moore 7 Armana Suleiman and Avie Rosacci take a minute out of shopping for a photo 8 Adam Snook smiles with Krista Kinn 9 Troy Wild and Susan Nelson showing their love for this great cause 10 Suzy Dooley and Molly Wedow dolled up for the event

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The lovely Grace Kelly, sunning in Jamaica in 1955. Photo by Howell Conant

Au Revoir

May you dip your toes in the sand on shores far away. May you escape to the sun but return to the snow. May you collect experiences, not extravagances. May you have adventures, not ordeals. May you live for today, plan for tomorrow and revel in tonight. May you get wildly lost in a place that you ardently love. And above all, may you fly with brave wings.

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REIGN • SPRING 2014

Reign Magazine - Spring 2014