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ON THE COVER Fashion: Neiman Marcus Denver, Calypso St. Barth, Gracie’s Boutique Photo: Jody Zorn, Zorn Photography Hair: Erin Ferris, Tonto Salon Makeup: Helen Conroy, The Look Salon Stylist: Carrie Bradley Assistant: Chelsea Magness Shot on location at Hidden Valley Ranch

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BEAUTY CABINET

A TWIST OF FATE

LOCALLY GROWN

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John J. and Anna Sie’s Global Down Syndrome Foundation

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The ultimate retail roadmap to colorful Colorado

The state’s leading ladies unplug and unwind

Fall fashion that’s unexpectedly glam

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THERE’S NOWHERE ELSE I’D RATHER be than Colorado in the fall. The blazing Aspens, the crisp nights just warm enough for dining al fresco but cool enough for cashmere sweaters. Our mountain resorts are filled with no one but locals and the ladies in Cherry Creek North are strolling the streets in their favorite new boots. These are a few of my favorite fall things. And while it is undoubtedly my season of choice for these reasons and more, the most special part of fall has nothing to do with foliage or fashion. Fall in Colorado is charity season. Albeit an unofficial designation, September and October’s social calendars are brimming with the year’s most anticipated events for the causes near and dear to a Colorado girl’s heart. From CASA’s Wine, Women and Shoes soirée at Four Seasons Hotel Denver, to my friend Jessica’s Bachus’ Party for a Purpose benefit for Dolls for Daughters, to Fashion Group International’s Rising Star gala, our fall is filled with special partnerships that we hope you’ll support. These events and the causes behind them are fun, fabulous and full of heart. Yet perhaps the event I am most excited about this season is the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show. Now in its fifth year, John and Anna Sie’s hallmark event is known for a red carpet filled with famous faces, boldfaced names and a staggering fundraising tally. And while rubbing elbows with the glitterati is admittedly fun, the ultimate reason that this event has me wrapped around its kindhearted finger is the runway models that so proudly take center stage each and every year. These 30 special people are the ambassadors of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. They are brave, they are kind, they are loving and they are an inspiration. They are

a reminder that life is precious and they are quickly becoming my heroes. As this year’s media sponsor of this very special event, my husband and I had the privilege of sitting down with Mr. and Mrs. Sie to chat about their foundation and their fundraiser (page 48). While I expected to hear about its roots, its research and its goals, I did not expect to hear such a personal story. It’s obvious to anyone who meets Anna Sie that her granddaughter Sophia, the catalyst behind the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, really is the “love of her life.” It was an honor to learn more about Sophia and her family as well as all of the others whose lives have been touched by the Sie’s efforts. As we finished our interview, Mrs. Sie said something that will forever be with me. “I just want there to come a day when my granddaughter can walk into a room without everyone turning to stare.” Well, I’m not sure that day will ever come. After all, Sophia is stunning. Filled with personality and charm, she’s sure to turn heads. Yet in echoing Mrs. Sie’s sentiments, it is my hope and goal that with education and awareness, our community will be looking not at Sophia’s differences, but at her kind heart and brave soul. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Sie, for putting life into perspective for me at the time I needed it most. Running a magazine can be overwhelming and challenging. Hearing your story reminded me why we’re in this business – to inspire, to share and to create change. We hope that our readers will join us on September 28th as Sophia and her friends light up the runway. After all, it’s charity season. Yours in style,

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2 1 ASHLEY SUMMERS Ashley Summers is the talented woman behind Ashley Nicole Events, a planning, design and styling firm. As one of Colorado’s most up-and-coming special event and wedding planners, Ashley’s eye for style is sought after by brides to be and commercial clients across the state. Her forté is event and photo shoot styling, from dreamy tablescapes to opulent lounges and over-the-top celebrations. Her work can be seen throughout the fall issue of Reign, from the planning and styling of Ladies First (page 66) to the concept and design of Reign’s ladies lounge at the Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic (page 87). Her keen eye for coordinating sophisticated weddings

can also be seen in Aisle Style’s Southern Hospitality feature, where she styled the recent nuptials of industry darling Tara Ames of Spruce Mountain Ranch. When she is not planning her next event or producing a photo shoot, Ashley can be found spending time with her husband Phil and young daughter, Storey.

2 SARA HASSTEDT Sara Hasstedt is a fine art photographer whose all-film studio shoots some of the nation’s most celebrated nuptials and events. A romantic traditionalist at heart, her love of the classics (Audrey Hepburn, pink liploss and colorful poppies are a few of her favorite things), inspires her photography in every sense. Sara’s stunning work can be seen in our Ladies First feature, where she artfully captured Denver’s leading ladies as they ventured out on a working Colorado dude ranch. Sara enjoys spending Friday nights in with her husband and darling baby daughter, ordering dessert for breakfast and wearing makeup to yoga class and camping simply because she loves primping.

3 CARRIE BRADLEY Carrie Bradley is a commercial interior designer turned fashion stylist whose eye for mixing the expected with the glamorous can be seen throughout our Indian Summer fashion feature and on the cover of Reign’s fall issue. With a passion for all things lovely, Carrie prefers a classic aesthetic with an element of surprise. She loves vintage finds and some of her favorite memories were pulling gowns from the large sea chests in her grandmother’s New England attic. In fact, Carrie’s bridesmaid’s dresses were designed from a deconstructed ball gown pulled from one such chest. With an identical twin sister, her closet is always seemingly new. Constant clothes swapping has become a weekend ritual. When she is not designing, styling or scouring vintage boutiques, Carrie can be found spending time with her husband Jay and sons Asher and Anderson. 4 SHANNON LATHERS & RYAN COLLINS Shannon Lathers and Ryan Collins collectively manage Aspen Canyon Ranch, the picturesque mountain property where Reign hosted and photographed its all-female entrepreneur retreat depicted in the Ladies First feature (page 66). Summit County residents and outdoor enthusiasts, both Shannon and Ryan have a passion for all things Colorado – from fly fishing to horseback riding, hiking to skeet shooting, ATV riding and winter mountain sports. Ryan owns and manages the outdoor activities at Aspen Canyon, while Shannon handles special event planning, business development and client relations. Together, they have taken the Ranch from a working dude ranch to one of Colorado’s most up and coming vacation destinations and event venues.

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THIS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR. THE COLORS start to change. The weather starts to change. So it would seem apropos that Reign takes this issue to focus even more on changes in fall fashion, beauty and health as well as the ultimate change, partners saying “I do.” More so, what we continue to strive to create with Reign is a showcase of people and products that are turning heads and producing their own kind of “change.” I’ve been particularly intrigued with this issue’s look at the likes of the Sie Family and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (page 48) as well as Cord Coen with Zents (page 54). For you “foodies,” check out our interview with Joseph Levy about his restaurant documentary Spinning Plates (page 24). And you better believe that when I do hop the pond and find myself in the United Kingdom, this issue’s Jetsetter (page 40) will definitely be on the marquee. Moving forward, our upcoming Holiday issue boasts more than a few surprises. The people that we’re able to connect with and feature never cease to amaze me and you’ll see what I’m talking about come November. In the meantime, we’re thrilled to have your support and hope this issue provokes some thought and some fun as we change from summer to fall.

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A number of keen restaurant contenders have entered the scene in 2013, adding inventive flavors to Colorado’s already eclectic dining scape. Contributing fresh options for the foodie’s social calendar are Beaver Creek’s Maya, MainLine in Fort Collins, Boulder’s Drake’s Haus, The Social in Castle Pines Village and Denver’s Matador. With diverse offerings ranging from mod Mexican cuisine to seasonal, local sustenance, each of these expressive eateries successfully leaves guests in a blissful state of comfort.

Next time you find yourself in Beaver Creek, make a point to enjoy the contemporary Mexican fare at Chef Richard Sandoval’s Maya. The newly opened Mexican kitchen and tequila bar has taken over the former Cima space at The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa with updated interiors and a completely revamped menu. Offerings are in keeping with Chef Sandoval’s authentic Mexican flavors (think Lobster and Shrimp Yucatan, Colorado Bass, Carne Asada and Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas), all of which blend traditional recipes with contemporary techniques. Dishes are made with fresh ingredients seasonally sourced from Maya’s on-site garden. The space also features a handmade Comal Tortilla Station as well as a bar and lounge with more than 100 agave based spirits and house-infused tequilas. Led by Beverage Director Rob Calfee, the Maya Bar offers handcrafted margaritas and cocktails along with personal bottle storage.


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Located in charming Olde Town Fort Collins in the original AW Scott Drugstore, MainLine is the perfect restaurant if you are craving comforting southern inspired cuisine. A concept belonging to the Breakenridge-Wynkoop restaurant family, this establishment offers a vast beer selection to appeal to a wide customer base. In comparison to your stereotypical ale house, MainLine’s menu is eclectic, offering more than just your average pub fare. Our picks? The English Pea Soup, Big Ed’s Chicken and Fried Dumplings or the Cajun Blackened Skuna Bay Salmon Sandwich.

The Social, a new “community gathering place,” just opened its aptly named Castle Rock doors. “We wanted to give the community a place to break bread with family and friends. This is after all the true essence of a quality dining experience,” says Lance Barto, Executive Chef. The restaurant’s menu is designed to promote sharing. Groups typically taste between five to seven items, all presenting seasonal organic flavors. The menu is forever changing, but a few favorites include the Pork Belly with Moroccan Vegetables and a Chick Pea Salad, and the Chilled Carrot Soup with Herb Crème Fraiche. These savory sharing plates pair perfectly with various wines, beers and cocktails from The Social bar, which boasts between 60 and 70 wine labels and 12 different taps along with seven Colorado brews, six Denver craft beers and six other crafts from around the world. If you’re ordering a cocktail, you’ll be treated to a classic concoction made with liquor from smaller local and national distilleries.

DRAKE’S HAUS 2850 Baseline Road Boulder, Colorado 80303 Ring: 303.430.9000 drakeshaus.com Tired of the same old patty and bun? So are we. Fortunately, Boulder’s Drake’s Haus has perfected the art of the burger. This gourmet burger bar and restaurant offers a range of signature burgers, small plate style dishes, specialty fries and milkshakes. Added bonus? Drake’s Haus specializes in the Merlot Burger, which is a smaller creation with wine injected beef. Other burgers include the South American, featuring Chorizo sausage from Continental Sausage Company in Denver and the California Burger, a sun-filled combination of avocado, sprouts, sun-dried tomato and cream cheese spread. In keeping with all things Boulder, there are also plenty of veggie burger options. Drake’s is also perfect for Friday night fun and CU football games with lounge-style seating on the second floor near a full bar of Colorado tap beers, craft cocktails and a well-curated wine list.

addition to the Highlands ‘hood, the eatery starts you off right with of over 100 tequilas. While there, also try one of The Matador’s fabulous signature drinks, the Mexican Old Fashioned or the Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita with a chipotle salt rim. The menu follows suit with a theme of innovative Mexican cuisine made with fresh produce, house-made marinades and rubs and sauces from local purveyors. Chef favorites include the Carne Asada, Braised Pork Sope with Masa and the Surf and Turf with habanero prawns. Also indulge your sweet tooth with the Coconut Flan or the Banana Crown, a made-to-order banana pastry with toasted coconut ice cream.

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EYE HEART With so many plastic surgeons channeling their inner Dr. 90210’s, it’s refreshing to come across an aesthetic doctor whose heart is in the right place. Who’s at the top of his game, but uses that position for something purposeful. Something selfless. Something that speaks to the other side of an industry that’s seemingly all about aesthetics. Dr. Robert Fante is one such surgeon. Every summer, he makes the 4,000 mile trek to Piura, Peru, where he uses his ophthalmology skills to bring new life to an unlikely group of patients. From a six-month old baby born with eyelid deformities and a tumor in his socket, to a four-year-old born without his right eye, Dr. Fante spends his days and nights in Piura performing surgeries that provide hope, integrity and the gift of sight to the most deserving of patients. Residing some 300 plus miles south of the equator, most of these patients are referred to as “los polberinos,” or “the dusty ones,” and live without water, electricity or any of the other basic necessities that we tend to take for granted. “From the time I was in medical school in Boston and took a class on St. Francis of Assisi’s work with the poor, I’ve been interested in doing something like this,” Dr. Fante tells us. “When I was a fellow at the University of Michigan, my wife Megan and I were inspired by an 85-year-old woman named Ernestina who tirelessly gave her time to families of children with cancer. This fueled our interest in seeking additional opportunities to do similar work in Peru.” A true family effort, Dr. Fante’s teenage son joined him on his most recent trip to Piura. What’s more, Dr. Fante’s visit to the Peruvian Institute of Ophthalmology also afforded him the opportunity to perform surgery, as well as teach eight local doctors and two residents new and fundamental eye surgery techniques so that they could continue where Dr. Fante left off. “Many of these doctors know at least some English and they are eager to learn. From the eightyear-old boy born without the ability to open his eyes, to a 67-yearold man with scarred and painful eyelids that won’t close from sun exposure and pemphigoid, the patients we see in Peru truly change my outlook as a doctor,” Dr. Fante explains. Medical professionals interested in volunteering with Dr. Fante are encouraged to contact his office at 303.839.1616. Individuals who wish to donate to Dr. Fante’s patients in Peru may send their tax-deductible gifts to St. John’s Mission, P.O. Box 510, Edmond, OK 73034. Donations will go directly toward food and medicine for the destitute poor with zero administrative expenses.

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Any Coloradoan will tell you that shopping local is always better, and your makeup collection is no exception. With oodles of homegrown cosmetic companies from which to choose, keeping your glosses, blushes, shadows and powders within our fair state’s border is easier than ever. Two of our faves? The ever-fab FLAUNT YOU and the super-chic Alchemy Mineral Blends. Owned and operated by local legend Gina Comminello, FLAUNT YOU is a full line of custom-blended and ready-to-wear cosmetics that includes perfectly matched foundations, lip colors, shadows and blushes as well as a luxe collection of makeup brushes. We especially love FLAUNT YOU’s lipsticks, which Comminello names after the client who creates the color. The line includes pre-selected colors in dreamy hues or offers the option to custom create your own shades. Also on our radar? Boulder’s Alchemy Mineral Blends. Artists Sally Walker and Bre Ortola have grown Alchemy into a well-respected brand that includes eyeliners, mascaras, eye shadows, blush, foundations, concealers, bronzers, accessories and more. The all-natural mineral makeup collection is water and sweat resistant, paraben free, and is void of unhealthy perfumes, talcs and dyes. The foundation even contains zinc and vitamins A and E for gorgeous, healthy skin, and also blends perfectly with every skin tone. What’s more, Alchemy products provide sun protection up to SPF 30 and act as a natural anti-oxidant, protecting the skin from any pollutants or free radical damage. Translation? Wearing Alchemy Mineral Blends is actually better for the skin than wearing no makeup at all. Both FLAUNT YOU! and Alchemy Mineral Blends offer application lessons, consultations, wedding and event makeup and private parties. FLAUNT YOU! at The Look Hair Salon and Beauty Boutique 75 South Madison Street Denver, Colorado 80209 Ring: 303.322.4902 flauntyou.com Alchemy Mineral Blends at The SideDoor Salon 2070 Broadway, Suite 110 Boulder, Colorado 80302 Ring: 720.295.2749 alchemymineralblends.com


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A STAR IS BORN Paris. Milan. New York. Denver? While the mile high city may not be the most obvious enclave for up and coming design talent, the annual Rising Star competition would beg to differ. Hosted by the Denver arm of Fashion Group International, the September 6th awards gala will celebrate the state’s brightest minds in fashion and style. From millinery to men’s wear, women’s to retail and babies to baubles, the competition covers all things design and style. And with names like Tory Burch on the list of former Rising Stars (the famed designer took top honors in the 2005 NYC contest), the company is esteemed and the prize coveted. What’s more, yours truly is awarding the winner with a photo shoot featuring their work and styled by the top designer, to be published in our Resort 2014 issue. To find out who will grace our glossy pages, purchase tickets for September’s red carpet gala, where you’ll also enjoy live music, libations and an all-too-fabulous runway show hosted by local celebs. Better yet? The event benefits Dress for Success Denver, an organization that outfits women in need with job interview attire. RISING STAR 2013 Friday, September 6th McNichols Event Center risingstardenver.org

2013 RISING STAR FINALISTS: Deedee Vicory, D’Lola Couture; Anne Fanganello, Anna Festa; Carol Ann Wachter; Rachel Hurst, Rachel Marie Hurst; Jan Erickson, Janska; Vicki Sigg, Pixie Girl; Jung Park, MetroBoom; Ashlee Coln, Cheeky Aprons; Susan Dillon, Kitty Mae Millinery; Arthur Williams, Arthur Williams Designs; Sarah Gregori, Dear Margot; Vanessa Barcus, Goldyn; Melissa & Jeremy Oster, Oster Jewelers; Pam Kelker, Castles Home Décor

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EVERY WINTER, THE STARS SHINE bright in Vail. We’re speaking not of the night sky, but instead the annual Vail Film Festival – an event that in its ten-year history has seen the likes of Michael Imperioli, Kate Bosworth, Krysten Ritter, Allison Janney and countless others grace its red carpet. But this year, another type of star took top honors as the Festival’s much-lauded Best Documentary. The stars of the culinary world. In today’s day and age when restaurants and cooking are generally portrayed by elimination challenges, one-on-one competitions, restaurant wars and obstacle courses all en route to a six-figure prize, Joseph Levy’s documentary Spinning Plates is a sobering journey addressing a stark reality that faces each and every person on the planet, chefs included. Survival. The film explores the very real world of three well-known restaurants and the complex characters that make them what they are. An avant-garde eatery named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must fight a life-threatening battle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant that has defied the odds by creating the ultimate connection with its patrons, and a fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners have leveraged everything they have to build a life for their young daughter.

“I wanted to show the struggles for immortality, legacy, survival and family. All of the epic struggles that you wouldn’t think have anything to do with the food that’s being put in front of you in a restaurant. Yet in almost every restaurant in the nation, something like that is playing out.” Levy is very frank in his approach to showing the audience what they normally wouldn’t be privy to. “There are a lot of pieces to the food industry and some of them are not the kind that make for good reality programming. Some of them are very common. There are a lot of people who are in trouble who probably have foreclosed homes and are cooking for bigger and more important things than an appearance on television so I really wanted to show the real drama in the kitchen.” The drama he eludes to is ever-present in the kitchens of Grant Ashatz’s Alinea in Chicago, Breitbach’s County Dining in Balltown, Iowa, and La Cocina de Gabby in Tucson, Arizona.


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On the surface, there wouldn’t appear to be too many glaring similarities amongst the three cities and perhaps that is Levy’s point in it all. He takes these three incredibly different snapshots of life, using the food and restaurants as a lens. “The goal with the film was to try and crash these three looks into each other and show the commonalities and show the way food unites us emotionally and in other ways. I wanted to show the struggles for immortality, legacy, survival and family. All of the epic struggles that you wouldn’t think have anything to do with the food that’s being put in front of you in a restaurant. Yet in almost every restaurant in the nation, something like that is playing out.” Restaurant aficionados and food connoisseurs everywhere will applaud Spinning Plates’ inclusion of world-renowned chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller of The French Laundry and Bouchon fame. Levy brought Keller on for insight and perspective through parts of the film. “I incorporated him into the film because with the exception of Keller, nothing lives outside the walls of the three restaurants. He is a back story and a perspective on Grant, who then evolves into a slightly larger commentator on food. He serves as a removed voice from the other three restaurants who can then reflect back on them.”

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Carissa Passerella is a well-known makeup artist turned beauty blogger who perfectly balances her thriving career with her young family. The mother of a one-year old daughter, Carissa is also expecting her second child, renovating her home and keeping up with her in-demand makeup career. Known about town for her chic sense of style and beauty know-how, she pens hookedonbeauty.com as well as serves as a contributor for national brands like Johnson & Johnson. Here, she opens her designer handbag to show us what she can’t live without when she’s on the go.

OLIVE REMEDY LIP BALM: It’s my all time fave lip balm made lovingly by hand from a local company.

OLIO CLIP: It’s a 3-in-1 lens that attaches to your IPhone turning it into a sophisticated camera.

LAURA MERCIER KOHL LINER EXTREME: Nothing takes you from day to night like a smoldering eye and this liner is the perfect way to do it.

‘C’ COMPACT MIRROR: I found this years ago at Nordstrom and am never without it.

CAUDALÎE NOURISHING BODY LOTION: I love the smell and the light weight. PACIFICA HAWAIIAN RUBY GUAVA SOLID PERFUME: I only wear naturally sourced scents when I’m pregnant and this one smells like a tropical heaven. MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA CREAM: Just a dab on the lids gives the perfect shimmering nude and the waterproof formula lasts all day without creasing. AVEDA PURE ABUNDANCE HAIR POTION: Just a few shakes of this miracle powder gives the most voluminous Gisele hair. KIND BARS: I’m never without them, I can’t leave home without a snack.

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CARGO KABUKI: What I use to apply a bit of bronzer for a mid-day pick me up. JOUER’S FIT TOGETHER MAKEUP: Not only is the line so chic, but it has this “slide together” packaging so everything stays together and you aren’t gangling around for it in your purse. JOUER’S HIBISCUS GLOSS: Pink lips are always on trend. NYX MATTE SETTING SPRAY: What I use when I get a little shiny. Instead of piling on tons of powder, re-set your makeup with a mattifying spray to keep makeup fresh and shine down.

CANON POWERSHOT SX260: I always have a camera on hand to take before and after photos of clients for my blog, or of my adorable 1 year old.

PURSE HANGER: One of the best investments I’ve ever made, I can’t tell you how much I use it at restaraunts where there just isn’t enough room for my bag.

CHANEL QUILTED LEATHER SUNGLASSES: Since they last forever and you’ll never need another size, I believe in splurging a bit on accessories.

MY HUSBAND’S JUNIOR HIGH ID PHOTO: I’ve carried this around with me for 12 years. It just makes me smile.

SQUARE REGISTER: Essential tool for a small business.

POTTERY BARN SWATCHES: We’re renovating our house so I always carry fabric swatches around trying to piece everything together.

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What’s Inside LOLLIA HAND LOTION IN CLASSIC PETAL: My favorite lotion, but it’s great to support another company that was founded in Denver and has really taken off.

PLANNER AND PEN: I am old school and need to have everything written down in my calendar. I don’t trust it in my phone. I also like the feeling when I can physically scratch things off my to-do lists.

BUILT CUSHY TUSHY CHANGING PAD: This pad is the best because it’s pretty small to fit in my purse but opens up to a changing pad and stores diapers and wipes in its foldaway pocket.

BLACK TIES HAIR ELASTICS (LINDSAY’S OWN DESIGNS): I always have a slew of these in my purse and on my wrist. That way I can throw my hair up at any given moment or wear them as a cute bracelet.

CHANEL LIP GLOSS IN WILD ROSE AND LIP STICK IN MADEMOISELLE: My girlfriend worked for Chanel for many years and got me hooked on their lip products. NARS MULTIPLE: It can be used on your eyes, cheeks, and lips. I use it on my cheeks and it gives me a fresh glow and I feel perked up immediately. KAI PERFUME: It’s the perfect travel size and has just enough fragrance without being overpowering.

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VINCENT OR BEEFY: The names of my son’s twin dinosaurs. He always has at least one on hand and I never know who is who. JEWELRY ROLL: I never know when I want to transition from studs to hoops or change my look, so I always have a few options for jewelry in my bag. CYNTHIA ROWLEY WALLET: It’s the perfect size for the essentials and the beautiful green color makes it easy to find in my bag.

C.O. BIGELOW ROSE BALM: I love this stuff! It is my favorite hydrating lip balm and it smells so good too! TIC TACS: My grandma, who is now 97 and the most amazing woman I know, always gave us orange Tic Tacs as a kid for a treat. They stuck with me. STEPHANIE JOHNSON GOLD ZIPPER POUCH: This was a bridesmaid’s gift and I use it to carry makeup and business receipts. CROCODILE TAPE MEASURE: This is something I like to have on hand. I use it a lot for work and I just feel better when I can be accurate in numbers. I guess it is a bit of a security blanket.

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jewelrybybloom.com Lindsay Bloom is the founder and designer of Bloom Jewelry, a coveted collected of accessories that mixes raw materials with polished metals. Known for her signature wire-wrapped look, Lindsay has established a nationally known presence on the jewelry scene and was recently named Fashion Group International’s Rising Star. As a designer, entrepreneur and new mother, she always finds herself seeking balance – both in her designs and in life. Here, she shares the contents of her darling handbag that lend to the perfect balance when she’s out and about.

WWD NEWSPAPER: This particular issue is the inspiration behind my Spring 2014 Collection. I love these because they are lightweight to travel with and give you great industry info. KEVIN MURPHY POWDER PUFF: This stuff is great for a quick boost of volume to your hair.

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WARM SUMMER DAYS ARE TURNING INTO CRISP FALL NIGHTS, WHERE GIRL MEETS BOY AND ADVENTURES ON THE CAMP ARE MET WITH UNEXPECTED GLAMOUR.

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PREVIOUS PAGE ON THE LADY Valentino Trench Coat, $1,195 Tory Burch Brita Riding Boot, $495 Kate Spade New York Grove Court Maise, $348 Oscar de la Renta Faceted Chandelier Earrings, $395 THIS PAGE ON THE LADY Kay Unger Sequin Lace Gown, $640 Gracie’s, Local Artist Haley Kreisler Hermosa Tassel Necklace, $45 Gracie’s Fedora, $28 ON THE GENTLEMAN Brunello Cucinelli Cable-Knit Cardigan, $535 OPPOSITE PAGE ON THE LADY Armani Belted Sweater Coat, $2,295 Gracie’s, emerald feather earrings, $24 Hunter Rigley Rain Boot, $195 Lauren Conrad Sequin Mini, Stylist’s Own ON THE GENTLEMAN Vince Jersey V-Neck Tee, $45

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ON THE LADY Trina Turk Coyote Fur Trim Anorak Coat, $450 Gracie’s, Local Artist Haley Kreisler Hermosa Tassel Necklace, $45 Gracie’s, Gold Crystal Medallion, $28 Dina Mackney Layered Necklace, $975 ON THE GENTLEMAN Vince Jersey V-Neck Tee, $45 Tom Ford Callum sunglasses, $440 Peter Millar Roberson Five-Pocket Pants, $125

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ON THE LADY Vintage Black Dress, Stylist’s Own AG Adriano Goldschmied “The Harper” Denim Shirt, $136 Tory Burch Reva Skimmer Flat, $235

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ON THE LADY Aidan Mattox Deco Beaded Gown, $575 Gracie’s Rhinestone Bezel Earrings $32 Hunter Rigley Rain Boot, $195 ON THE GENTLEMAN Coat- Brunello Cucinelli Martin Single-Breasted Coat, $4,465

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ON THE LADY Armani Reversible Cape, $1,495 Brunello Cucinelli Ball Cap, $285 Calypso St. Barth Dani Skirt, $465 Gracie’s, Samantha Wilson Leather Feather Earrings $32 Pendleton 5th Avenue Glacier Park Throw, $138 ON THE GENTLEMAN Brunello Cucinelli Cable-Knit Cardigan, $535 Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, $150

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ON THE LADY Barbour Betty Interactive Liner, $80 Calypso St. Barth Olma Sweater, $295 Gracie’s, Naked Zebra Rayon Shorts, $28 Jimmy Choo Reese Glitter Clutch, $625 Gracie’s, Gold Crystal Medallion, $28 Vince Rib-Trim Circle Cardigan, $395 Remaining are previous looks WHERE TO BUY Neiman Marcus Denver, 3030 East 1st Avenue Ring 303.329.2600, neimanmarcus.com Gracie’s, 1511 South Pearl Street, Denver Ring 303.698.2229, graciesonsouthpearl.com Calypso St. Barth, 105 Fillmore Street, Denver Ring 303.399.4664, calypsostbarth.com Kate Spade New York, 105 Fillmore Street, Denver Ring 303.321.3112, katespade.com

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PUSH Fitness Have you ever had goals like “lose my muffin top” or “be ready for the Warrior Dash?” Push Fitness and Physical Therapy, a boutique studio in the heart of Denver, aims to help individuals transition such ambitious thoughts into reality through “functional fitness.” Clients feel empowered to achieve their visions because of the studio’s community feel and tailored approach. The gym offers a multifaceted plan for each client, incorporating high intensity and functional strength building classes, as well as one-on-one training, physical therapy and a metabolic reset program. Push offers clients classes like Push Cycle, Push Circuit, Bootcamp Blast, Cardio Kickboxing and Spin Sculpt. The trainers at Push strive to help their clients realize that working out can be an enjoyable, ever-changing journey. These “fitness rebels” believe in connecting with the mind and body on a deeper level. Every lift, squat and stretch is done with intention. And after just a few sweat filled sessions, you’ll feel a level of selfconnectedness that you’ve never before experienced.

GET OFF THE DREADMILL LET’S FACE IT. STEPPING ON THE DREADED TREADMILL DAY AFTER DAY BECOMES MUNDANE AND OFTENTIMES, LEAVES OUR MOTIVATION AT THE GYM DOOR. BEFORE YOU THROW IN THE TOWEL ALL TOGETHER, TRY STEPPING OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE. FOR THE GYM RAT DYING TO EXIT THE WHEEL, TRY THESE NEW WORK-

FITT Denver FITT Denver’s Brandon Simmons believes that bigger is not always better – particularly when it comes to working out. With a focus on small group personal training, Brandon and his team of certified trainers push each client to their maximum with high intensity workouts. “Because our groups only consist of four clients for every trainer, we’re able to really monitor your workout and keep you accountable,” he says. Brandon and his team also believe that personal training is about more than just your hours in the gym. It’s about making a lifestyle change and following through. “Our program helps you stay accountable for your workouts, your diet and your lifestyle choices. We really invest in our clients and become friends. If someone is only giving 100% when they’re in our gym, it’s not enough. They need to commit to a healthy lifestyle and we’re here to help them do that.” Which isn’t to say that the workouts at FITT aren’t intense – they most certainly are. But they’re also relatively short – just 30 minutes for weight training and 30 minute for cardio – allowing busy professionals to get back to their day, while still achieving the results one would expect from a personal trainer. All workouts last for two to three weeks and then change, allowing your body to go through the three phases of adaptation. “We change up the workouts to allow the body to achieve maximum results and to allow our clients to stay interested, motivated and inspired,” Simmons finishes.

OUTS THAT WILL GET YOU OFF THE DREADMILL AND ROCKING YOUR WORKOUTS.

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Kangoo Jumps Fitness Not many have heard of Kangoo Jumps Fitness, but those who’ve experienced the benefits of this growing trend can assure you that it’s a revolutionary form of exercise. In fact, Boulder’s Body Dynamics is hooking people of all ages and ability levels with these funky boots. When you snap on a pair of Kangoo Jumps, you are essentially fastening trampolines to the bottom of your feet. While the boots can be intimidating in appearance, they are actually easy to manage with practice. Body Dynamics offers cardio based classes and independent workouts for both new and experienced Kangooers. Fun runs are also popular for those interested in showing off their bounce along the Boulder Creek Path. Whether you are 22 or 72, you’ll experience almost immediate results with Kangoo Jumps. The boots are especially ideal for individuals who’ve experienced injuries, as they reduce the impact on a person’s joints by up to 80 percent. Sandra Ebling, a Body Dynamics client attests, “Kangoo is liberating! It has helped me rehabilitate a long-term painful knee. Most of all it is fun! It is a perfect exercise for bodies that no longer tolerate running. I plan to do it into my 70s and hopefully 80s.”

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CrossFit One time or another you might have heard a friend rave about the exercise phenomenon known as CrossFit. If you automatically jumped to the conclusion that it’s a form of fitness solely for the “buff jock,” like many, you were mistaken. In reality, CrossFit is an inclusive group that pushes each other to follow a goal focused lifestyle. “We believe that exercise is prescriptive. Our intensity allows people to see results. We are a family that cannot be replicated,” summarizes Corey Townsend, a trainer at CrossFit Modig. CrossFitters are driven by personal bests. These developments are achieved through group classes that implement a unique combination of body weight movements, Olympic lifting, power lifting and intense cardio conditioning. These same elements translate into individual training sessions. It’s this powerful conditioning program that has brought results for countless individuals, including Corey Townsend’s client, Tanya Payne. “I have met goals I never thought possible. I lost a total of 30 pounds. Corey has helped me to make lifestyle changes that I have actually stuck to and do not plan on changing,” explains Tanya.

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Spitbank Fort A PRIVATE ISLAND IS THE EPITOME OF LUXURY. BUT WHEN THAT ISLAND IS A 19TH CENTURY BRITISH NAVY BASE TURNED 5-STAR HOTEL, IT’S ALSO THE EPITOME OF COOL. PORTSMOUTH’S SPITBANK FORT, ORIGINALLY BUILT TO REPEL THE FRENCH NAVY, SITS CONFIDENTLY OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND. AND WHILE IT ONCE HOUSED CANNONS AND GUNS, TODAY IT PLAYS HOST TO A CIRCULAR PLUNGE POOL AND SAUNA. THE LUXURY SPA HOTEL AND RETREAT WAS REBORN LAST YEAR WITH EIGHT SUITES OFFERING ONE-OF-A-KIND SEA VIEWS.

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Falling asleep to the soothing sound of waves is a luxury typically reserved for seaside bungalows and cruise ships. So when it’s accompanied by a freestanding structure set in the middle of the English Channel, it's something to write home about. Such is the case at Spitbank Fort, where a wine cellar has replaced an ammunition store and an on-property spa may be the first and only of its kind. While access in only available via boat transfer from nearby Portsmouth and Gosport in Hampshire, even that is over the top, offering champagne and canapés at Spitbank’s official departure lounge on dry land. Sunbathing decks and swimming pools appoint the property, offering a rooftop feel for afternoon basking. The airy charm continues with an upper level champagne bar, not to be outdone by a wine cellar below deck and three private dining rooms, plus a private chef who tends to each guest’s culinary needs. For travelers looking to indulge in food and wine, The Officers Mess is Spitbank’s restaurant, where fine dining is complemented by equally impressive ambiance – think arched, brickwork ceilings expertly juxtaposed with modern trimmings and a view towards Portsmouth Harbour and Spinnaker Tower. For a nightcap, head to the hotel’s Victory Bar. Its living room-like décor and low ceilings give it a speakeasy meets sailor’s pub

vibe that’s perfect for post-dinner pints. Outside, the Fire Pit, with its sweeping views towards the Isle of Wight, serves as an ideal spot to watch the sun set with hot chocolate or brandy (or both). Back indoors, the hotel’s recreation room is well appointed with the usual British suspects – darts, bar billiards, a pinball machine and a poker table. Depending on your purse strings, Spitbank Fort’s picturesque, historic guestrooms can be rented individually, or for a complete buyout allowing you to host up to 16 of your closest friends for $8,000 per evening. Not entirely unreasonable when you consider the fact that the hotel also doubles as your own private British isle. What’s more, it’s ideal for destination weddings and retreats. In fact, Spitbank will plan the entire fête for you, from cake to catering and every dreamy detail in between. Spitbank Fort is also ideal for girl’s getaways. The property will arrange your trip, with an itinerary that includes traditional tots of rum, spa treatments and a custom dinner menu, plus RIB rides (think inflatable speedboat) around the island. Spitbank Fort +44 (0) 2392 513887 spitbankfort.com

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Not all sodas are created equal. And while some are fraught with sugar, caffeine and other questionable additions, there’s a new darling on the beverage shelves that is taking the fashion industry by storm. Zevia, the no calorie, no artificial sweetener soda made with all-natural Stevia, is a game changer. With cans that look as good as the soda tastes (Shepard Fairey, of Obama campaign poster fame, designed the packaging), they’ll add color to your refrigerator and look stunning on the bar at your next soirée. But a swanky design is only the tip of the all-too-fab iceberg. Zevia is actually good for you. That’s right – the 15 flavors of Zevia are all completely natural and made with wonder-leaf Stevia. Translation? A smart version of diet soda that won’t alter your blood sugar or fill your system with ill-causing effects. For that reason alone, we’re jumping for joy. Plus, Colorado girls will take comfort knowing that the brand is certified Vegan and gluten free. But in addition to being good for you, Zevia tastes phenomenal, too.

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WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY, we’re serious aficionados. Lotions and potions grace our drawers, cabinets and handbags with familiarity. But rest assured, no two products are created equal. Particularly in Colorado where the dry climate and long, sunny days prove challenging to our quest for flawless faces. Fret not, fellow beauty mavens – we’ve complied a list of the creams, cleansers, glosses, spritzers, scents and serums that we cannot live without.

Putting price tags aside, we tested more than 300 products to bring you a curated list of 30 must-haves that we love and lust for. From the drugstore gems to the most luxe lotions, our list does not discriminate. We even paid particular attention to homegrown, Colorado-based brands, and called out those that have earned their place in the Reign girl’s hall of fame. By Betsy Marr

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Twist OF FATE

HOW THE BIRTH PHOTOS BY JOE KEUM, STEVE PETERSON, KAREN RUBIN, STEVE CRESELIUS, JASON & GINA GRUBB

OF GRANDDAUGHTER SOPHIA INSPIRED ANNA AND JOHN J. SIE TO CHANGE THE FACE

OF DOWN SYNDROME

FOR GOOD WORDS BY BETSY MARR WITH KEVIN MARR

They say that everything happens for a reason. For Anna and John J. Sie, those reasons are six million strong. Under the direction of their daughter, Michelle Sie Whitten, Anna and John are the founders of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation – one of the nation’s fastest growing nonprofit organizations and the driving force behind the astounding developments being made not only in Down syndrome research and funding, but also in the quality of life for the nearly six million people who live with Down syndrome worldwide. And all this can be tied back to one very special reason – the birth of their first granddaughter, Sophia Kay Whitten.

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rom the outside, Anna and John Sie’s lives appear charmed. They reside in a gorgeous Cherry Hills Village home, they’ve had a successful 47-year marriage, have five beautiful children, are titans of industry and leaders in their community. But these circumstances – these accolades – have not come without sacrifice and perseverance. Both US immigrants – John from China and Anna from Italy – they’ve applied an unrelenting work ethic to just about everything they’ve done in life. And success, it would seem, has followed. John’s first company was bought by Raytheon in the 1970s. He soon traded in engineering for entertainment, helping to build both Showtime and TCI before founding Starz Entertainment in the early nineties. In 2004, he retired, with plans to enjoy the typical trappings that accompany such a transition. But fate had other plans. When Anna and John’s daughter Michelle announced that she and husband Tom Whitten were expecting their first child and the Sie’s first grandchild, the family, naturally, was elated. “We all saw our granddaughter on the ultra sound screen. I remember joking about how much she looked like Tom,” Anna recalls. For various reasons, Michelle decided to undergo an amniocentesis test. Within a week, the results were back. Results that indicated their daughter and the Sie’s granddaughter had not two, but three

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copies of chromosome 21 and therefore would be born with Down syndrome. “At the time, there was no encouragement to keep your child when Down syndrome was prenatally diagnosed. Many professionals were telling Michelle and Tom to terminate the pregnancy, which was difficult to hear. It was very, very emotional,” Anna attests. “So I did the best thing that as a mother, I knew to do. I let my daughter and son in law make their own decision.” Soon, the Whittens decided that their daughter was a part of their family – a life to be celebrated and honored. In 2003, Sophia Kay Whitten was born. Almost immediately, she underwent pediatric heart surgery. “I cannot even begin to put into words how emotional that was. At that moment I made a commitment to my Sophia and to all of the others like her to give them the best lives we possibly could,” Anna remembers. It was this commitment that founded the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Although they were retired, the Sies tackled Down syndrome and its associated issues with the same unrelenting passion that fueled their earlier business endeavors. “Sophia is the love of my life. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for her. And no one else with whom I’d rather be,” Anna says with a smile. And so it came as no surprise that soon after Sophia’s birth, the Sie family took action. Their first order of business was addressing the gross inequities they uncovered during Michelle’s pregnancy. Namely, that there was very little in the way of research, medical best practices or what was possible over the next horizon for their granddaughter, and more importantly, that only 0.05% of the National Institutes of Health’s $28.6 billion annual budget in 2006 went to research for people with Down syndrome. Shocked and determined to create change, the Sies went to work to ensure little Sophia and all of the others like her were afforded the best quality of life possible. “These children quickly became my whole life. I couldn’t sit back and let things remain status quo when there was so much more that could be done. Not on my watch,” Anna Sie says with passion. In 2006, the Sies organized a summit of some of the world’s most brilliant medical and scientific minds, including Nobel Laureate Tom Cech, to chart their next steps in the fight for people with Down syndrome. By the end of the summit, they were hopeful. While little had been done for Down syndrome to date, the scientific and medical technology at their disposal meant that much could be accomplished in a relatively short period of time, so long as proper funding and attention were paid to


the condition. Almost immediately, the notion that there needed to be a true academic home for Down syndrome research became apparent and in 2008, the Sie family foundation became the founding donor of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. Named for their dear friend who had begun dedicating her work to Down syndrome research before her life was cut tragically short in a biking accident, the Institute is a unique partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Children’s Hospital Colorado. “We realized very quickly that the issue was not a lack of scientific progress, it was a lack of focus. One of the reasons we started the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and asked our daughter Michelle to spearhead our efforts as Executive Director was to bring more justice to people living with this condition,” John J. Sie explains. “Advocacy and awareness are critical in taking the next steps in improving lives and changing the amount of attention and funding that is paid to Down syndrome.” And while John was concerned with science and research, Anna’s priorities were those that would evoke immediate change for Sophia and so many like her. She wanted programs and centers that would improve their lives – from specialized medical attention to establishing a true sense of belonging. Opportunely, the diligent research of daughter and Global Down Syndrome Foundation Executive Director Michelle proved that both were needed. “Why was it so hard to find a good music class, sports team or other activity for these children? I couldn’t understand it,” Anna remembers. “I just wanted there to come a day when my Sophia could walk into a room and everyone wouldn’t turn to stare and point at her for being different.” This passion for Sophia and other children with Down syndrome has translated into the many “Dare To” classes and camps associated with the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital, where children with Down syndrome are encouraged to dance, play football, soccer, cheerlead and more. Classes and camps that have been life changing for so many families. It also helped see the creation of an internship program with the Denver Zoo. But for Anna and John J. Sie, that simply wasn’t enough. They wanted to create more change. To do more research. To uncover more answers. And they knew that they needed major funding to do so. It was this notion that allowed fate to take its course – a fate that, albeit unknowingly, John had sealed decades earlier when he

traded rocket science for movies and embarked on a career in entertainment. “We could have done all we wanted to bring awareness to our work, but let’s face it – America likes celebrities,” John J. Sie explains. “And so we turned to our friends in Hollywood to help. You have to leverage everything you have.” At the coaxing of Michelle, the Sies were about to launch the first ever Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, the event that would become the single largest fundraiser for people with Down syndrome in the world. But the Sies knew that they couldn’t do it alone and so they turned to friends like music legend Quincy Jones to help champion their cause. “Nothing could have happened this fast if we didn’t have Quincy in our lives and if he wasn’t so crazy about Sophia,” Anna says. Jones quickly put his power of celebrity behind the Sies, and together, they helped bring the Be Beautiful Be Yourself event to epic proportions. Now in its fifth year, it is Denver’s most talked-about charity fashion show, raising millions and drawing a crowd of over a thousand each and every fall. And it has attracted the likes of other celebrities who have a connection to the condition. Celebrities like Jamie Foxx whose sister DeOndra Dixon, a woman with Down syndrome, serves as one of the organization’s ambassadors. “You can see

“WHY WAS IT SO HARD TO FIND A GOOD MUSIC CLASS, SPORTS TEAM OR OTHER ACTIVITY FOR THESE CHILDREN? I JUST WANTED THERE TO COME A DAY WHEN MY SOPHIA COULD WALK INTO A ROOM AND EVERYONE WOULDN’T TURN TO STARE AND POINT AT HER FOR BEING DIFFERENT.”

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how this event has changed DeOndra – how it has given her purpose and passion. She competes with Jamie every year, asking him how many autographs he has signed, as our guests all clamor for hers on the red carpet,” Anna laughs. The event also sees the likes of actor John C. McGinley, supermodel Beverly Johnson, songstress Natasha Bedingfield and news anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts descend on Denver for the annual fundraiser. Big, boldfaced names for the mile high city, all coming together for an even bigger cause. A cause that has now spread its wings to Washington, D.C., where the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala also takes place, attracting political attention and the much needed eyes and ears of the United States legislature – a huge stride for the Sies and their foundation. And while the Sies admit the support is humbling, they also know that it was all part of their fate and purpose. Had John never entered the entertainment industry, their progress – progress made possible in large part by the support of their kindhearted celebrity friends – would not have been as rapid. Yet because of this serendipitous path the Sies and Michelle have been able to launch the Crnic Institute, and its medical care arm – the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The Sie Center opened its doors in November of 2011 and in less than two years has seen 671 unique patients. The Center has finalized its permanent home on the premises of the Hospital, with the official new location opening set to take place on September 3rd. “It bothered me that when Sophia was born, her only option was a general doctor who knew very little about Down syndrome. I wanted her, and so many children like her, to be able to see medical professionals who understood her unique needs. To me, this was critical,” Anna attests. The 8,000 square foot Sie Center will encompass a highly specialized area for children and families with Down syndrome where physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, sleep apnea support, feeding support and referrals to other key specialists at the hospital are available. Most importantly, the Sie Center is home to some of the most renowned Down syndrome experts in the field including the Sie Center Medical Director Francis Hickey, Program Director Dee Daniels and Senior Physical Therapist Pat Winders. The first and only of its kind, the Center changes and shapes the lives of children with Down syndrome both in Colorado and from afar. An impressive and very direct result of the funds raised through Be Beautiful Be Yourself. “When we began this journey, it was unknown. Since then people have come out of the woodwork telling us about friends and family members who, like Sophia, happen to have Down syndrome. When I receive letters from everywhere- Montana, Utah, Wyoming – saying that they’ve been touched by our efforts it means everything to me. I said from the moment I saw Sophia that she was sent to me for a reason, and giving her the best life and resources I can is my purpose in life,” Mrs. Sie affirms. While they’ve accomplished a great deal in a relatively short period of time, the Sies are far from done. With a goal of 2017 to complete their mission – eradicating the cognitive and medical deficits associated with Down syndrome – they’re well on their way. “I want to see the results in my lifetime,” John indicates. And with a path that has already included uncharted progress, countless supporters and the city’s most successful fundraiser, it’s only a matter of time until Sophia and her many friends will be able to enjoy the same opportunities and same advancements of the many who love and surround them. As they say, everything happens for a reason. The 5th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fundraiser will take place on September 28th in Denver. To lend your support or to purchase tickets, please visit bebeautifulbeyourself.org.

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A Grandmot¬er’s Love

Ricki Rest is a force to be reckoned with. Like her friend Anna Sie, Ricki’s grandchild was born with Down syndrome. And like Mrs. Sie, she contends that he is undoubtedly the love of her life. Rest’s grandson, Chase Turner Perry, was the catalyst behind Ricki’s position as the 2013 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Event Chair – big shoes to fill and a huge commitment for anyone, let alone a busy grandmother of nine. But for Ricki, it’s her mission and her purpose. “Chase is our most precious treasure. He is a bubbly bundle of brains, smiles and love to each and every one of us and to anyone who is lucky enough to cross his path,” she says emphatically. Having learned to read at 18-months old, Chase is living proof that there’s so much we have yet to discover about Down syndrome both cognitively and emotionally. Like his friend Sophia, Chase never forgets a name and is as friendly as can be. “Chase has taught us what true and real love is and gives it and receives it better than anyone I know. I cannot wait to wake up every morning with the possibility of spending more time with him. And knowing that makes the gloomiest day turn into the happiest day,” his grandmother tells us. Yet it has been through the Global Down Syndrome Foundation that Ricki Rest and her family have been able to give Chase the care and medical attention he so deserves. “The fact that we have a clinic here in Colorado which specializes in the care of children with Down syndrome only, rather than going to a doctor who sees only typical children and possibly one or two with Down syndrome is a huge step. Our children need to be seen by experts,” she affirms. Like the Sies, the Rest and Perry families are passionate about evoking change, and Ricki’s time as this year’s event chair is one of many ways they’re helping to support the cause. “The Whittens and the Sies came into our lives like angels when we most needed them and wrapped their wings around us, giving us the courage to forge ahead. Sophia and Chase were the catalysts who brought us together and now we’re one big happy family. Part Chinese, part Italian and part Jewish – and what a beautiful fit!” she chuckles.


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By Betsy Marr, with Kevin Marr

THESE BEAUTY TRAILBLAZERS ARE CHARTING THEIR OWN COURSES, AND SHAPING THE LANDSCAPE OF THE SPA INDUSTRY WHILE THEY’RE AT IT. HOW TWO COLORADO COMPANIES HAVE CEMENTED THEIR NAMES AS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER SKIN AND BODY CARE LINES IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY. FOLLOWING THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, CORD COEN AND LISA CRAY REVEAL THE INSPIRATION, EPIPHANIES, VALUES AND VISIONS BEHIND THEIR THRIVING BEAUTY BUSINESSES.

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The Zents Journey IT’S A TUESDAY MORNING, AND CORD COEN is practicing Pranayama in the living room of his modern glass home in Boulder Canyon. He starts every day in much the same manner – something that twenty years ago, was only a notion for the successful entrepreneur. Two decades ago, Coen was in a devastating car accident that by all accounts, should have been permanently debilitating. “I was told that I’d never be able to hold a job again. I was in chronic pain – I always hurt,” he recalls. But along with the support of his parents, he refused to accept this fate at face value. “I knew I couldn’t live like that forever. It was a quality of life that I wasn’t willing to accept. Nor were my parents. They urged me not to believe that I wasn’t going to get better. They actually told me I wasn’t allowed to believe it.” A massage therapist prior to his accident, Coen was aware of the power of healing through alternative therapies. He’d heard much about work being done in India that was changing people’s lives. Alternative doctors that were helping patients recover when their bodies would no longer respond to traditional medicine. Having experienced significant physical and brain injuries, Coen knew that he had a long road to hoe, but his wanderlust spirit and faith in the power to heal led him to make the trek to India, where he lived for a year and a half. During that time, Coen focused on recovery. He took essential oils internally. He did all of his physical rehabilitation with yoga, and all of his cognitive and brainwork through meditation and Pranayama. For eight hours each and every day, he focused his energy and his mind on recovering. And to the surprise of naysayers, he began to heal. Coen was reborn, and with him, the first notions of what would become Zents, the internationally known and coveted collection of fragrance and body care that has changed the way the spa industry is doing business. “I felt so lucky that I had a second chance and was healing. I wanted to be part of that in other people’s lives. I wanted to create a body care line that had true healing ingredients,” Coen says. Initially called Indiado (a hybrid of India and Colorado), Coen’s company began with humble roots. Namely, a $3,000 investment on his credit card and a production facility housed in the barn of his parent’s 38-acre property in Boulder. Admittedly, Coen’s own naiveté was in large part what hoisted the company to success. “The beauty of starting the brand at such a young age was that I didn’t know anything, and I jumped in like a kid. I just went for it,” he candidly attests. “I went into this with enthusiasm and happiness, and I got advice from incredible people. Because I knew I didn’t know anything, I listened.” Inspired by Coen’s optimism and drive, friends and family rallied around him. Many a night found a group mixing fragrances and product in the Coen family barn, where his parents would order dinner and wine as ‘payment’ for the crew. “We were so lucky in those early days. People helped us because at the time, we couldn’t afford to hire anyone,” he laughs. Today, Zents stands as one of the most sought after spa lines in the world, a fate Coen credits to listening. “The biggest evolution of Zents came from listening to our customers and partners. If you get out of your own ego and really hear what people are saying – what they want – you’ll ultimately succeed.”

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CORD COEN ON HIS HEALING JOURNEY IN INDIA, NEARLY TWO DECADES AGO

With both a retail line and a professional treatment line, Zents is showcased in the world’s most prestigious spas and boutiques. From the tony Parker Palm Springs, to the Viceroy Snowmass, to the legendary Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, Zents is synonymous with luxury and is even sold at hip hotspots like Fred Segal. And despite the company’s exponential growth, Coen and his team haven’t lost sight of their values. Ever-mindful of the environment and their community, Zents believes that being socially responsible and being luxurious don’t have to be separate notions. “I saw a lot of brands that were certainly luxury lines, but they didn’t seem to care about being mindful. And I saw a lot of lines that did care about being mindful, but in doing so they sacrificed the luxury. For me, it was really important to combine those two worlds and create a brand that was ‘eco chic.’ We believe that products can be luxurious and gorgeous by design, but also mindful.” Coen and his comrades at Zents walk they walk in every sense. They’re discriminating about the ingredients they use, opting for only organic, clean ingredients that are paraban free. Their shea butter, the cornerstone of the collection, is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Africa. Their soap is made by a small soapmaker in the English countryside, and their stone Concretas are made by the very family who helped Cord on his own healing journey so many years ago

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in India. “We really want to help the small guys or anyone in need as much as possible, so it’s important for us to be mindful of those around us and of the environment. Our warehouse and our offices are 100% wind powered and we always use recycled materials.” But Coen doesn’t stop there. Ever-inspired by his time in India, he believes in the power of Seva – a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service. “Seva is the notion and belief that you have a commitment every day to help someone or something that is in need,” he explains. “Whether it’s someone who needs food or medicine or an animal that needs food, your commitment every day is to do something that gives back. To make the world better. To alleviate suffering for someone or something. And I just love that. It always really touched me.” True to his beliefs, Zents has implemented the Seva Sustainable Giving Program, whereby the company donates a percentage of monthly sales to one of six charitable partners. Zents also engages its partner spas and retailers to raise money for the causes that affect the communities where they do business and those closest to their clients’ hearts. “It’s about helping as many people as we can,” Coen says. “There was a time when I needed help and people gave it, and I want to do the same for those around me. We all need help all the time in different ways.”

“I saw a lot of brands that were certainly luxury lines, but they didn’t seem to care about being mindful. And I saw a lot of lines that did care about being mindful, but in doing so they sacrificed the luxury. For me, it was really important to combine those two worlds and create a brand that was ‘eco chic.’ We believe that products can be luxurious and gorgeous by design, but also mindful.”

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Sanitas and Cowgirl Skincare LISA CRAY IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL BEAUTY MAVEN. In fact, fifteen years ago, she knew very little about the lotions and potions that have since become her world. A business management consultant, Cray was brought in to help fix the financial issues of a fledgling skincare company. After spending a year on the job, she realized that the powers that be were not heeding her business advice. About to jump ship, the majority owner offered her controlling interest in the company if she’d agree to stay and turn things around. After politely declining more than once, he sent her home with a bag of beauty products and asked her to try them for two weeks before making her final decision. Four days later, Lisa Cray was the owner of Sanitas Skincare. “This was a huge leap for me, and one that had everything to do with the power of these products,” she explains. “I knew nothing about beauty, but I knew that this line was literally changing my skin. I saw the potential in that and haven’t looked back since.” Since then, Cray and her team have turned Sanitas into one of the most noted labels in the spa industry, their products gracing the shelves at resorts like The Broadmoor. They’ve even turned sister-line Cowgirl Skincare into a household name for product junkies, and have an onsite lab at their Louisville headquarters where they formulate and produce private label lines for industry giants like Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spas. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing. When Cray assumed the company, it was a financial mess. Yet her genuine belief in the products and relentless drive has made both Sanitas and Cowgirl what they are today. A southern girl by birth and by nature, Cray grew up as the eldest of five children outside of Nashville. “I was raised with a mother and two grandmothers who taught me everything I know. Strong southern women, they were the ultimate cowgirls,” Cray says. Today, her Cowgirl line, primarily botanical based, celebrates women like Cray’s grandmothers. A credo telling the story of what a cowgirl really is shines proudly on the company’s wall, and photographs of women like Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt are framed in her office. Much like the women she so admires, Cray and her company give back every chance they have. “My grandmothers taught me that when you are given opportunities in life, it becomes your responsibility to give back. I believe that personally and we certainly believe that as a company.” Although she’s carved her place as a leader in the skincare industry, Cray admits that nonprofit is where he heart is. Yet her love for both Sanitas and Cowgirl keeps her inspired to create new products and to instead use the power

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Today, her Cowgirl line, primarily botanical based, celebrates women like Cray’s grandmothers. A credo telling the story of what a cowgirl really is shines proudly on the company’s wall, and photographs of women like Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt are framed in her office. Much like the women she so admires, Cray and her company give back every chance they have.

of these brands to give back. This notion of paying it forward also plays into the way her lines are run. In fact, Sanitas is renowned for its onsite classroom and industry education programs. “Education is so important. We have classes at our Sanitas Training Institute three-five days a week where we provide graduate level education to estheticians, most of which are free,” Cray explains. What’s more, most of the classes offered at the Institute are not brand specific, but rather focused on issues affecting the field – from hormones and menopause in skincare to understanding ingredients. A noble notion that speaks volumes about the company’s priorities and standards, and one of many reasons Sanitas has become the clear leader in its field. But while Cowgirl is based on a girlish spirit and botanicals, Sanitas is based on science and chemistry – its ingredients being the cornerstone of the results-driven brand. Clients follow the Sanitas skincare regimen with unwaning loyalty and products like the Topical C, PeptiDerm Eye

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Treatment and Lemon Cream Cleanser have become cult favorites in the spa industry. And while the brand has always been focused on pure ingredients, Cray admits that the past decade has seen a huge influx in the industry’s desire to be guided by eco-conscious values. “Ten years ago, no one in the spa industry was concerned with being green, yet we believed that as a company, this needed to be a driving force. Today, there’s a huge focus on sustainability, and we’re really proud to be leaders in that movement.” Taking it a step further, Cray and her team are working to make spas and skincare more accessible. In the next year, they’ll be opening an in-house Cowgirl Spa at their Boulder County headquarters. “In the past spas were viewed as a luxury item only available to some. We want to help make the wellness, healing and holistic nature of the spa accessible to all. Whether it’s through our products and at home treatments or our new onsite spa, we’re aiming to do that,” Cray proudly says.


While some connect Colorado with rodeos, 14ers, ski slopes and craft beers, we like to think of ourselves as slightly more fashion forward. Yes, we have more than our fair share of outdoor activities, sporting events and western spirit, but we also have names like Hermès, Jonathan Adler, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Company, Prada, Chanel and Gucci appointing our cobblestone streets. And while we love spending an afternoon in the company of these world-class labels, we also love supporting our locals. The tried and true, the mom and pop and the up and coming boutiques that round out our eclectic wardrobes and colorful homes with both grace and good taste. Here, we share our picks for navigating the Colorado retail waters – from home décor to haute couture, affordable fashion to charming gifts and every delightful ware in between. PHOTO BY KRISTEN HATGI

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GRACIE’S UNIQUE APPAREL & FINE GIFTS PHOTO BY RON RUSCIO

For the Fashionista

For the Gal About Town

GARBARINI Garbarini has been gracing Cherry Creek North, and the closets of Denver’s most fashionable ladies who lunch, for almost 30 years. And while the name may be three decades old, the looks are always current and cutting edge. Proprietress Terry Garbarini and her talented staff of stylists outfit clients in the likes of Ellie Tahari, Milly, Rachel Zoe and Rebecca Taylor from their new digs at 2nd and Detroit Streets in grand style.

SOIGNEÉ ELEGANT ATTIRE If you’re headed to one of Denver’s countless black tie charity events or garden parties, also head to Soigneé. Having recently relocated to downtown Littleton, the boutique is brimming with gowns and cocktail frocks that will stand out in a crowd. It’s the Colorado home to niche designers like John Paul Ataker and Maria Bianca Nero, and also carries favorites like Laundry Shelli Segal and French Connection. You’ll quickly notice owner Diane Lessnau’s distinct European influence and will walk out camera ready.

239 Detroit Street Denver, Colorado 80206 303.333.8686 garbarinishop.com

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2479 West Main Street Littleton, Colorado 80120 303.738.0888 soigneeattire.com

CHELSEA Boulder may be America’s worst dressed city, but you wouldn’t know it from shopping at Chelsea. We love this airy and eclectic boutique for its ability to perfectly pair chic basics with artsy accessories and unexpected pops of colors. The shop recently changed ownership and locations, but the style remains. While you’re there, browse the jewelry from local designers like Ashley Schenkein and separates from favorites James Perse and Splendid.

SOIRÉE Soirée, the charming boutique that occupies bridal darling anna bé’s ground floor, packs a whole lot of fabulous into one small space. The perfect place to find a contemporary party dress, Soirée is well curated with lines like Shoshanna and Karina Grimaldi. Originally conceived to help brides to be find their perfect rehearsal dinner and shower dresses, Soirée has quickly become Denver’s go-to for party dresses of any sort.

1646 Pearl Street Boulder, Colorado 80302 303.447.3760 chelseabella.com

1575 Boulder Street Denver, Colorado 80211 720.855.1111 anna-be.com

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THE GARMENT DISTRICT Denver classic the Garment District delivers truly comfortable apparel that’s also truly sophisticated and just a tad chic. Far from your mother’s boutique, brands like Nanette Lepore, Ted Baker, Page Denim, Three Dots and Rich & Skinny hang from the shop’s stylish racks. Also pick up a pair of their too cute for words Tom’s wedges.

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MARIEL Denise Snyder is Denver fashion royalty and her boutique, Mariel, is a mainstay for Colorado’s philanthropists and socialites. Considered the official place to get your Polo and Derby hats as well as the Cherry Creek go-to for cocktail dresses and glamorous frocks, we love Mariel’s incredibly unique selections and not-so-basic basics. Also stop by Mariel for bridal looks and flirty stilettos with fun embellishments. 3000 East 3rd Avenue, #8 Denver, Colorado 80206 303.623.1151 marielboutique.com

BARBARA & COMPANY We love Kathy King’s Boulder and Old South Gaylord boutiques for a few reasons. We can always find something that’s versatile but still interesting, she always has something new, and there’s never a time where we don’t stumble upon a niche designer with whom we’re smitten. Barbara & Company hits the mark with easy, wearable yet posh pieces from the likes of Michael Stars, Ella Moss and Majestic. 1067 South Gaylord Street Denver, Colorado 80209 303.751.2618 1505 Pearl Street Boulder, Colorado 80302 303.443.2565 barbaraandcompany.net

MOXIE Moxie defines causal comfort, but with a super chic twist that turns an otherwise ho-hum ensemble into something truly fabulous. We’re gaga for the Greenwood Village gem’s collection of cashmere, denim and rugged accessories. Lines like Tracy Reese, Velvet, Genetic, Joe’s and Renee Sheppard adorn the shop’s exposed brick walls, where owner Nancy Hayner hangs her well styled favorites. Think chic cardigans, the perfect skinny jean and edgy accessories mixed with Cowboy Boots from Old Gringo and bracelets from Chan Luu.

CHRISTINA’S LUXURIES Christina’s is part lingerie store, part bridal haven, part women’s clothing and all fabulous. A Boulder landmark, Barbara Wilson’s boutique is known for luxury and comfort all rolled into one. If you’re in the market for something frilly, go La Perla or check out the expansive selection of Natori, Claire Pettibone, Cosabella and Simone Perele. For fashion, Christina’s doesn’t miss a beat. We’re obsessed with the vast majority of their casual favorites – think Elizabeth & James, Halston Heritage, American Vintage and David Kahn. Also peruse the streamlined bridal silhouettes from Nicole Miller – perfect for a low key or beachfront wedding.

5936 South Holly Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 303.694.0773 moxieinstyle.com

2425 Canyon Boulevard Boulder, Colorado 80302 303.443.2421 christinasluxuries.com

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2595 South Colorado Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80222 303.757.3371 garmentdistrictcolorado.com

For the Girly Girl GRACIE’S UNIQUE APPAREL & FINE GIFTS We love Gracie’s for its spot on style and everchanging mix of staples and statement pieces in the perfect high-low mix. Owners Lisa Johnson and Susan Hamilton have a keen eye for choosing pieces that will add oomph to your wardrobe. From a pop of neon to a chunky bubble necklace, Gracie’s always has trend right looks that won’t break the bank. Also visit the South Pearl gem for luxe looks from more upscale brands like Joie, BCBG and Current/Elliott. 1511 South Pearl Street Denver, Colorado 80210 303.698.2229 graciesonsouthpearl.com DELISH DEMURE Lauren Metz’ adorable space in Belleview Promenade has a loyal following of fabulous fans, and with good reason. Her very pink boutique is glam, girlish, sophisticated and sleek. She flawlessly transitions you from casual loungewear to professional pencil skirts, all the way to flirty cocktail dresses. Hale Bob, Velvet Heart and Ella Moss are a few of the favorites you’ll find at Delish, plus an adorable selection of niche brands and accessories that will make your girly heart skip a beat. 8000 East Belleview Avenue Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 303.740.1100 delishdemure.com


1411 Larimer Street Denver, Colorado 80202 303.399.7779 shop-blush.com

For the Hippie Princess BLUE RUBY This Larimer Square lovely always manages to put a smile on our face. It’s casual yet completely charming and carries a mix of affordable luxuries and fun little splurges that are just a bit quirky. From Nanette Lepore to Splendid, Scotch & Soda to Odd Molly, there’s always something eclectic and extraordinary inside its delightful doors. 1428 Larimer Street Denver, Colorado 80202 720.259.0031 bluerubydesignboutique.com KISMET Owner Shana Colbin Dunn embodies everything about her funky fabulous Kismet boutiques. With three and soon to be four locations (Belmar opens this fall) she’s staked her claim on Colorado’s fashion, gift and accessories scene. Shop Kismet for its huge selection of jewelry by local artist Christy Lea Payne (Kismet even boasts a custom charm bar where you can make our very own CLP jewels). Also check out the all-too-fab handbags by MZ Wallace and clothing by Euro-fave Desigual. Lowry Town Center, Streets at Southglenn, Highlands Square and Belmar kismetaccessories.com

BABY DOE’S We love Baby Doe’s for proprietress Nancy Taylor Mason’s quirky taste and fab finds like silk ikat scarves and repurposed felted wool sweater monkeys for the little ones in your life. What’s more, the location is just as unique as the store itself. Years ago, Baby Doe’s housed a 1950s Fair Variety store. In fact, shoppers can still see the vintage “Wrigley’s PK Chewing Sweet” advertising mural painted colorfully on the boutique’s brick interior – a true testament to Golden’s rich history and Nancy’s love for nostalgia and meaning in everything she does. 1116 Washington Avenue Golden, Colorado 80401 303.279.8100 babydoesclothing.com

SOL LINGERIE SOL girls know that luxury starts on the inside. Denver’s underpinnings go-to, SOL sisters Cindy Johnson and Jeanie Peterson travel to Paris year after year to bring Colorado gals all the lace, silk and sultriness their hearts desire. Brands like Marie Jo, Primadonna, Lise Charmel and Felina are SOL favorites and the shop’s professional bra fitters will make sure that your investment is well worth it in every way. 248 Detroit Street Denver, Colorado 80206 303.394.1060 sollingerie.com

For the Luxist MAX The name Max is synonymous with fashion in Colorado. Owner Max Martinez fills his three locations (Cherry Creek, Boulder and Aspen) with luxe labels for which we swoon. He’s also the man who brought Diane Von Furstenburg herself to the mile high city for his 2011 fashion show, and his 2013 show is shaping up to be chic as ever with fashions from Victoria Beckham, Saint Laurent and Missoni gracing the runway on November 8th. Shop Max for lines like Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Givenchy and Lanvin. Cherry Creek North, Boulder, Aspen maxfashion.com

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A LINE This Greenwood Village retailer is as chic as chic can be. Perfectly feminine with a bit of an edge, A Line is always a favorite for investment pieces, work wardrobes and evening attire that is over-the-top fabulous. Lines like local fave Stephanie O, Helmut Lang, Phillip Lim and Linea Pelle make this would-be suburban shop completely urban. PHOTO BY JOE KEUM

BLUSH Mother daughter duo Christy and Casey Rosen have been outfitting Denver’s girlish and glam for nearly a decade. Their latest home on Larimer Square is one of our go-tos for fab ensembles that are flirty without being frilly. From Tibi dresses to colorful skinny jeans by Sanctuary, the Rosens do west coast cool better than anyone in town. Also check out their to die for Gigi totes and crystal embellished Lori Jack flip flops.

5375 Landmark Place Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 303.773.8200 aline-online.com

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For the Mountain Maven DUE LUCA BRUNO This offshoot of the popular Luca Bruno is our favorite in Vail Village. With every Herve Leger bandage dress a girl could wish for, plenty of Missoni, Moschino and Ted Baker, the boutique screams fashion amongst the backdrop of Vail Mountain. Husband and wife team Jenn and Luca Bruno run the shop with all of the Italian charm one would expect from such a couple, and we love them for it. 40 East Meadow Drive Vail, Colorado 81657 970.476.1667 lucabruno.com

For the Design Lover HW HOME Perhaps the grand dame of Colorado décor destinations, HW Home is at the top of its class for all the right reasons. The design center/retailer hybrid offers great quality, great style and great service. Owners Ron Werner and Jim Hering have been in the business for three decades and know how to deliver an upscale aesthetic that’s also completely livable. Beyond its soft furnishings and case goods, HW Home is also ideal for well-dressed gifts and accessories. Greenwood Village, Cherry Creek North, Boulder hwhome.com

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MK STYLE This South Pearl Street haven is colorful, chic and perfectly preppy. Custom furnishings in every shade of sherbet. modish lucite accessories and lots of lacquer give MK Style its Palm Beach flair – one that Denver desperately needed. Shop MK for accessories like Stephanie Johnson cosmetic clutches, a well curated collection of coffee table books and one-ofa-kind vintage pieces that speak fluent prep. 1882 South Pearl Street Denver, Colorado 80210 303.722.1178 shopmkstyle.com

DISTRACTIONS Distractions is exactly that. We cannot quite focus in this super fab haven of glam. Balenciaga, Rag and Bone, Lanvin and Greg Lauren grace the tony boutique, as do local favorites like jewelry line The Woods. A must-visit on any jaunt to Aspen. 465 East Hopkins Avenue Aspen, Colorado 81611 970.544.9946 distractionsaspen.com VALLEYGIRL Valleygirl’s three locations may appoint different peaks, but they’re all filled with the same colorful charm. With shops in Aspen, Avon and Breckenridge, Valleygirl brings designer denim, playful tops, cozy sweaters and darling accessories to the high country with unmatched style.

THE LARK Lovers of traditional style clamor to this Denver Country Club gem for its streamlined furnishings, whimsical accessories and classic gifts that evoke a very east coast aesthetic. Housed in what used to be a neighborhood grocery store, The Lark has been a Denver staple for 43 years and is now on its third generation of ownership. In fact, proprietors Jane Simthers and Jill Livran know most of their customers by name.

CARLA’S, A CLASSIC DESIGN Carla’s is what happens when an in-demand designer runs out of retail space in her studio right around the time that the city’s newest upscale shopping center is built. Carla’s, A Classic Design, is the Streets at Southlands boutique from owner/designer Carla McElroy. The wares lean toward the classic and opulent with a warm, Tuscan twist and a hint of French Country. Find goods like animal print club chairs, mirrored four poster beds and plenty of distressed leather or shop for eclectic accessories and gifts.

Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge valleygirlboutique.com

1219 East 4th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80218 303.744.7464 thelarkdenver.com

6851 South Gaylord Street Centennial, Colorado 80122 303.683.0372 aclassicdesign.com

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PERCH The new girl on the mountain shopping block, Laurie O’Connell’s Perch is chock-full of well known and well loved lines that have us all aflutter. Check out the Vail Village boutique for looks from Kate Spade, Milly, Theory, Tory Burch and Vince as well as accessories from the coveted Clare Vivier.


ANDI LEAHEY For the Hostess with the Mostess

Helping Buyers and Sellers find their perfect style every time.

THE PAPER LADY Rosie Wiedenmayer knows stationery. And monograms. And gifts, accessories and style, too. Her Old South Gaylord charmer is brimming with lovely finds from Rifle Paper Co, Ann Page, Boatman Geller and Crane and Co. The Paper Lady is also the perfect place to order your holiday cards, announcements and invites and has just the right hostess gift each and every time. 1018 South Gaylord Street Denver, Colorado 80209 303.722.6877 paperladyonline.com THE PERFECT PETAL So much more than flowers, The Perfect Petal is the darling of Highlands Square. Cindy Ollig’s eye for design shines through in the boutique’s fabulous wares. From bath goodies to table linens, cards to jewelry (we love local designer Lindsay Bloom’s baubles), Petal gets it right time and again. And again. 3600 West 32nd Avenue Denver, Colorado 80211 303.480.0966 theperfectpetal.com SUGARLICIOUS Owner Jill Landman Alfond is a girl after our hearts. She loves candy, pink, monograms, Lilly Pulitzer and breezy summer tunics. And her store, Sugarlicious, is a perfect reflection of all of that and then some. Sure, there are over 250 candies by the bin, but there’s also same day monogramming on oodles of items, Gretchen Scott tunics, and home accents from Jonathan Adler, one Ms. Pulitzer herself and Roberta Roller Rabbit. Yes, please. 3000 East 3rd Avenue Denver, Colorado 80206 303.388.8650 sugarliciouscandy.com HUTCH & FIG We adore this Cherry Creek North gem for its classic good taste. Amy Figge has filled the shop with gorgeous gifts and house wares from the likes of Juliska, Bernardaud, Jan Barboglio, Simon Pearce, Veitri, Waterford and Wedgwood. It’s the perfect place for a bridal registry that exudes character and is an undoubted favorite for gifts. 2817 East 3rd Avenue Denver, Colorado 80206 720.287.4320 hutchandfig.com

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Ladies FIRST Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Late nights, long hours and an unrelenting passion for your work are but a few of the many reasons that owning a business can be just as challenging as it is gratifying. Yet for many, the rewards far outweigh the risks. And for women in particular, the ability to create the lives we’d imagined is enough to give up the day-to-day security of a 9 to 5 job and trade it in for our own business ventures. Yet in doing so, balance becomes a thing of the past. Far too often, we fail to take moments for ourselves. We trade quiet time for computer time and soul searching for web surfing. And too frequently, we forget to support the other female entrepreneurs who can so closely relate to our own experiences. As Reign Magazine’s publisher and editor in chief, balance is my biggest struggle. Admittedly, I have none. I love my work and am so invested in our publication that I tend to forget to actually live life. Knowing that I was not alone, I hand-selected a group of other entrepreneurial women and headed for the hills. Some I had known for years and some I did not know at all. But I trusted my gut and chose those that I knew could relate. That I knew were also building their own ventures and struggling with their own searches for balance. What transpired was a weekend where for 48 hours, there were no laptops. No cell phones. No texts, no tweets, no posting, liking or pinning. But there was sharing. And solidarity. And plenty of laughter. In unplugging, albeit for only a moment, we learned much about our spirits and ourselves. We broke the rules and made our own. We tried things we’d never dreamed of and for the first time in a long time, took a true time out, learning these lessons along the way.

1. Be kind to yourself. If you’re not, why would anyone else be? 2. Believe in yourself. You can move mountains. 3. Be true to yourself. Don’t compromise your vision. If you do, you may not recognize the end of the rainbow. 4. Be open to others. Unlikely friendships are the best friendships of all. 5. Breathe. Sometimes, the answer is only an om away. by BETSY MARR, photos by SARA HASSTEDT WWW.DENVERREIGN.COM

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THE WOMEN The Reign Girls Betsy Marr, Publisher & Editor in Chief Chelsea Connolly, Creative Director Chelsea Magness, Right Hand Woman The Event Planner Ashley Summers, Ashley Nicole Events The Wedding Gown Gurus Breanna Doll & Anna Walsh, anna bé bridal boutique The Retail Queen Shana Colbin Dunn, Kismet The Makeup Pros Bre Ortola & Sally Walker, Alchemy Mineral Blends The Philanthropy Phenom Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod, 5280 Consulting Group The Fashionista Laurie O’Connell, Perch The Candy {Wo}man Jill Landman Alfond, Sugarlicious The Foodie April Lambatos, Footers Catering The Garden Gal Shelli Nelligan Anderson, Stems Garden Design The PR Princess Diane Nagler, The Nagler Agency The Kindhearted Cowgirl Shery "Bear" McDonald-Galbreath, The SaddleUp! Foundation

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THE RANCH Aspen Canyon Ranch became our home for the weekend. The rustic enclave, tucked away high above Silverthorne on 3,000 acres of open land, was quite the change of pace for city girls. And while it was only 90 miles from Denver, it felt like a lifetime away. A river, quite literally runs though it, with the Williams Fork serving as the backdrop to the four quintessential mountain cabins and roomy main lodge. Horseback riding, fly fishing, skeet shooting, hiking and lazy days are the norm at Aspen Canyon Ranch and its accompanying 690-square miles of heaven. Yet champagne cocktail parties, impromptu makeup studios and pink sequins were a first for the working dude ranch. A marriage of rustic glamour that we found quite apropos.


THE RETREAT Inviting Company Knowing that first impressions are paramount, we created a handmade invitation that was delivered to each guest. A wooden box was calligraphied by Kelle McCarter, of woman-owned Designs Girl, with a special thought to set the tone. Inside, a bed of dried pink roses held a handmade leather envelope and custom invitation printed on linen fabric, wrapped with thin gold ribbon. The invitation itself was also crafted by a woman-owned business, Gram Paper + Design. Our fearless planner was none other than Ashley Summers of Ashley Nicole Events. Ashley orchestrated a weekend to remember with classic good taste and girlish charm. Arriving in Style Our guests gathered for a champagne toast (pink, of course) in Denver before making the trek to Aspen Canyon Ranch. Following our credo of all things woman-owned, Two Step Limousine, a female operated company for 20 years strong, picked us up in grand style. A large luxury passenger bus served as the ultimate “getting to know you” trip as we broke the ice over winding mountain roads. On each seat, our guests found an adorable gift bag that contained products from Lisa Cray’s Colorado-based Cowgirl Skincare line and journals from Rifle Paper Company. A Warm Welcome As we arrived at the ranch, we were greeted with an opulent bar cart and sweeping mountain views. Once inside, each guest was given a special glass and signature cocktail made with locally-grown Breckenridge Vodka and fresh, edible Colorado wildflowers. I welcomed each woman by handing her the libation, on which one word that I felt encapsulated her persona had been hand calligraphied. Right away, these amazing women knew they were kindhearted, savvy, stunning, generous, loyal, humble, brave and many other adjectives that perfectly described their presence. Blossoming Friendships I’ll never forget my quarter-life crisis. I was 24 and dealing with cubicle burnout. One day, I found the wholesale flower market, finagled my way in and spent $1,000 on every possible bloom a girl could imagine, thus starting my “floral career.” There were flowers everywhere - in the bathtub, in the sink and in every vase I could find. In retrospect,

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WITH A DRESS CODE OF “KATE SPADE INSPIRED” WE CHANGED FOR DINNER. AS WE ENTERED THE MAIN LODGE, WE FOUND A STUNNING TABLESCAPE THAT MIMICKED THE DESIGNS OF MS. SPADE HERSELF

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I just wanted to surround myself with something soothing. Something pretty. Something that I could create. While I never became a florist, this notion stuck with me. And so I shared it with the women at Aspen Canyon Ranch. The legendary Newberry Brothers Florist and Greenhouse (woman-owned for two generations) traveled from Denver, blooms in tow, to host a very special flower arranging class for our guests. At each place setting, a workspace was designated with each woman’s name, again in hand calligraphy. On it, she found an apron, scissors, notebook, pencil and special sentiment, all off which were hers to keep. Together, we learned how to create gorgeous arrangements for our own homes and dinner parties. More importantly, we learned how to create something soothing and pretty that was all our own. Dinner & Dancing With a dress code of “Kate Spade inspired” we changed for dinner. As we entered the main lodge, we found a stunning tablescape that mimicked the designs of Ms. Spade herself – one of the ultimate female entrepreneurs. A black and white tablecloth was offset by hot pink bowtie napkins. Our earlier

floral creations became our centerpieces, and our “place cards” consisted of Lucite ghost chairs with our monograms custom adhered in pink. On each plate were three cards, each of which asked a question – ranging from the silly to the serious. These questions became our dinner conversation as we got to know one another and shared our experiences over an authentic pig roast dinner, prepared with love by Aspen Canyon Ranch. As we dined, Summit County favorite Leon Littlebird serenaded us with his guitar and flute, channeling Johnny Cash along the way. After dinner, our ladies hit the dance floor as we surprised them with a DJ who spun everything from reggae to rap, classic to contemporary. Horsing Around The next morning, we donned our cowgirl finest and saddled up for a trail ride up the mountain. As we ventured through winding roads and down steep ravines through groves of gorgeous Aspen trees, we appreciated what we far too seldom see – nothing but nature for miles around. Once we reached the picturesque mountaintop, a perfectly appointed picnic lunch was waiting. In true Reign fashion, there were glitter-banded lunch boxes,

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heart-shaped sunnies, and hand calligraphied bags of berries and linen napkins. All Dolled Up In the spirit of “glamping,” Saturday evening’s dinner was a semi-formal soirée. As such, a modicum of primping was in order. Once we returned to the ranch, each lady was treated to an outdoor riverside massage. Afterwards, the front porch of Aspen Canyon’s River House was turned into a makeshift salon where hairstylists and makeup artists dolled up each woman for dinner, washing off the trail dust and transforming her into a camera-ready glamour girl. Breaking Bread After gathering in the meadow for signature cocktails, we retreated to the ranch’s back porch where a decadent farm table, aglow with candles, was set for our guests. Each woman was seated at a dinner plate calligraphied with her first name,

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which later doubled as a party favor and keepsake. A decadent meal of salmon, filet mignon, grilled summer vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes set the tone for comfort and camaraderie. Dessert was even sweeter – homemade apple pie was prepared by the ranch staff. The perfect ending to a perfect meal. Chick Flicks & Sugar “You must always have faith in each other, and you must always have faith in yourself.” Wise words once spoken by Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods character in the film Legally Blonde. They are only the first of many reasons why this movie was chosen as the ideal way to end our last night at Aspen Canyon Ranch. As business owners, I believe it is important to be successful not in spite of our femininity, but because of our femininity. Elle so perfectly depicts this notion in the film, and it has long been a favorite. We shared these sentiments as

we snuggled fireside in the lodge and indulged in the ultimate chick flick. The coup d’ gras? A Legally Blonde themed candy bar set against a pink sequined backdrop with nods to the film at every turn. Straight Shooters Before we left the ranch, we partook in the most exhilarating activity of all – skeet shooting. The ladies learned to aim and fire with ease as they picked up their shotguns and left their aggressions behind. The target, of course, was clay. Just Breathe We ended our stay at Aspen Canyon Ranch with a morning yoga class overlooking the Williams Fork River. Clad in our apparel from Be Present, another Colorado based, woman-owned company, we stretched away our worries and centered ourselves before heading back to our very full lives and very demanding businesses.

THE DETAILS Event Planning & Design Ashley Summers, Ashley Nicole Events ashleynicoleevents.com Venue Aspen Canyon Ranch – Parshall, Colorado aspencanyon.com Photographer Sara Hasstedt, sarahasstedt.com Transportation Two Step Limousine, twosteplimo.com Calligraphy Kelle McCarter, Designs Girl, designsgirl.com Invitation Design Gram Paper and Design, grampaperdesign.com Paper Details Tasha Rae Designs, tasharaedesigns.com Sugar Bar & Monogrammed Chairs Sugarlicious, sugarliciouscandy.com Florals Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist newberrybrothers.com Linens La Tavola Fine Linen Rental latavolalinen.com Rentals Charming Chairs, charmingchairs.com Event Rents, eventrents.net Yoga Apparel Be Present, bepresent.com Welcome Gifts Cowgirl Skincare, cowgirlskincare.com Yoga Instructor Emily Steingart, 413.896.9282 Hair Stylists Anna Marie Murrell & Kerri Willis Zoe's Hair Design, zoehairdesign.com Makeup Artistry Bre Ortola & Sally Walker, Alchemy Mineral Blends Massage Therapy Ambika Therapies, 970.368.3279 Dinner Entertainment Leon Littlebird, leonlittlebird.com DJ A Music Plus, amusicplus.com

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The Living Room implements several of the client’s original furniture pieces reupholstered and adorned with custom deco pillows in fabrics by Castel and Groundworks by Lee Jofa.

A Woman’s PLACE LOSING A SPOUSE IS ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST CHALLENGES. WITH IT COMES A LEVEL OF GRIEF THAT FOR SOME, IS INSURMOUNTABLE. BUT FOR ONE DENVER WOMAN, THE LOSS OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND, WHILE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, INSPIRED HER TO CREATE A SPACE ALL HER OWN. A SPACE THAT HONORED HIS MEMORY AND THEIR LIVES TOGETHER, WHILE CELEBRATING HER NEXT CHAPTER AS AN INDEPENDENT, FEARLESS WOMAN. By BETSY MARR Photos by ERIC LUCERO

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| Domestic Bliss |

The homeowner created a bright, welcoming outdoor entrance that evoked curb appeal with an iron bench and all weather pillows in bold patterns.

A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE HOLLY Hills neighborhood, the homeowner was looking for something a bit more urban, yet didn’t want to give up the charm of an established, friendly enclave. Naturally, Cherry Creek North was the ideal fit. A stately townhome was just the ticket, offering enough space to comfortably make the home her own while minimizing maintenance and upkeep for this newly single woman. Knowing that she wanted a fresh, feminine and elegant space, the homeowner enlisted Duet Design Group to help her personalize her new abode. With comfort being key, Duet created a lower wine bar area perfect for entertaining with its built in, upholstered bench seating and adjacent counter height sampling table. Upstairs, the master bedroom was renovated in soft lilac hues and luxury bedding that embodied the elegance and grace of the homeowner herself. This same feminine touch was ever apparent through the rest of the space, with a dining room rich in lavender and cream tones and a living room that gave new life to existing pieces with custom reupholstery and soft draperies at every turn. “Giving this home a personal feel while still incorporating pieces that my husband and I had enjoyed for years was important to me,” the homeowner says. “I was able to use items like my very traditional dining chairs but marry them with an undoubtedly feminine fabric that would only be appropriate in a woman’s home.” Other special touches include soft hues and glamorous accents around her fireplace, a spot that the homeowner enjoys as she curls up with her pup, and the dramatic floor to ceiling windows in her living room, which are accented by draperies in rich, custom fabrics. “This home is perfectly me and the ideal start to the next chapter of my life.” ➺

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Domestic Bliss | A WOMAN’S PLACE

Dining Room: A feminine touch is found throughout the townhome, especially in the sophisticated Dining Room rich in lavender and cream tones. A chair rail is creatively separating the space into two portions. The lower half is painted in a joyful eggplant, while the top portion is beautifully draped in a Schumacher wallcovering. Bedroom: The Master Bedroom in delicate lavender and lilac hues embodies elegance and grace with gorgeous bedding from Bella Notte. Lower Wine Bar: The Lower Wine Bar area is a perfect space for entertaining guests with several comfortable seating arrangements with a custom built-in upholstered bench and deco pillows in fabric from Groundworks by Lee Jofa. Fireplace: The accent chairs embracing the warm, inviting fireplace are the client’s original furniture pieces, reupholstered in fabric by Fabricut and refinished in paint by Benjamin Moore.

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The Wine Bar creates a true tasting room

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

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aesthetic side of their practice as well. “Our patients are first and foremost, whether they are in our office for a medical treatment or a more relaxing aesthetic service, we are 100% committed to their care,” Dr. Capin attests. “Our joint practices work together to provide the best patient experience possible. Above all, delivering safe, effective treatments in a relaxed, comfortable environment is our ultimate goal.”

Truly beautiful skin doesn’t come from a wonder cream or a one-time treatment. And at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa, the trained and friendly staff understands that for skin to be gorgeous, it must also be healthy. That is why Dr. Leslie Capin and her talented team of aesthetic professionals work cohesively with their partner office, Dermatology Associates of Colorado. With a one-stop skincare shop, Dr. Capin and her staff are well-trained and board certified in all of your aesthetic and medical skincare needs – from skin checks and treatment of serious conditions, to lasers, facials, dermal fillers and microdermabrasion. “Not all procedures or treatments are right for all patients. It’s important to have a holistic approach to skincare that starts with a dermatologist and includes a variety of elements,” Dr. Capin says. “Whether it’s fillers, injectables, regular facials or medical-grade skincare, there’s a regimen that will work for you and our job is to determine what will be most effective.” Another key factor in ensuring great results? Finding a well-qualified skincare professional. Both Cara Mia Medical Day Spa and Dermatology Associates of Colorado pride themselves on rigorous training and credentials, with four board-certified dermatologists including a fellowship trained MOHS dermatologic surgeon, an in-house board certified dermatopathologist, a cosmetic dermatologist and a dermatologist specializing in pediatrics, adult chronic disease and integrative medicine. A long list indeed, these credentials are not only impressive, they’re rarely found under one inviting, spa-like roof like they are at Cara Mia. Dr. Capin is also currently studying under world-renowned Dr. Andrew Weil through the University of Arizona’s Alternative and Integrative Medicine’s fellowship program. This unique perspective is unparalleled in the industry, and brings a cohesive balance to eastern and western medical aesthetic techniques. “Balance is key. Incorporating a mix of nature and science into your skincare routine will help turn back the clock and translate to a more refreshed, youthful, healthy look.” Not to be forgotten, Dr. Capin and her colleagues count themselves amongst Colorado’s most esteemed and credentialed professionals with regard to more serious skincare problems like cancer removal, mole mapping and psoriasis. What’s more, their impeccable approach to patient care carries over to the

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THE LOOK HAIR SALON & BEAUTY BOUTIQUE Gina Comminello 75 South Madison Street Denver, Colorado 80209 Ring 303.322.4902 thelooksalondenver.com Gina Comminello has an eye for beauty and style, and it shows. Walking into her Cherry Creek salon, her bright, charming, chic style is apparent at every turn. And while Gina is one of the nation’s most lauded makeup artists, she and her talented staff will make you feel right at home. With a twenty-year career working with names like Chanel, Christian Dior and YSL, Gina has cemented her place as Denver’s go-to beauty guru and is known for her makeup lessons and flawless makeup applications. Her line of custom-blended cosmetics, FLAUNT YOU!, is coveted by mile high beauty mavens for its rich pigment, creamy lipsticks and custom-blended foundations, perfectly color matched with coverage unique to you and your lifestyle. “I am so proud of my staff. From the friendly faces of Sonja and Jordan when entering The Look, to our four state licensed makeup artists and estheticians, to our 11 accomplished hair stylists. What a talented group of artists,” Gina declares. The celebrated artist is not only known locally, she’s also gaining recognition on a national level, having just been named one of NAHA’s (North American Hairstyling Awards) five finalists for makeup artist of the year. Not at all surprising when you consider that Gina’s work has graced the cover of dozens of magazines and the runways at fashion shows like Vera Wang and Oscar de le Renta.

An inspiring notion, Gina and her talented staff live by these words. The full service salon offers head to toe beauty - from makeup to hair, custom airbrush tanning to nails, skin services to waxing, lash and hair extensions to eyebrow design, blow dries to event hair, weddings and more. What’s more, The Look offers only the best when it comes to hair and lash extensions, including artists certified in Xtreme Eyelash Extensions. Plus, many of the salon’s stylists are certified in a variety of hair extensions, custom created for a perfect color match. Whether they are working on everyday clients, photo shoots or fashion shows, the crew at The Look gives 100%, 100% of the time. Stylist Shuree Palizzi was even named Denver’s Top Hairstylist for 2013. The Look also retails fine products from the likes of Comminello’s FLAUNT YOU! cosmetics, Kerastase and Shu Uemura hair care, Image skin care, and launching this fall LoLLIA a bath, body and candle line. The Look is truly a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs. SERVICES Makeup Artistry Makeup Lessons Haircuts & Color Blow Dries Balayge Highlights Keratin Hair Treatments Event Hair and Makeup Eyelash Extensions

Yet despite staking her claim as one of the nation’s most sought after makeup pros, Gina’s chair is filled with Colorado’s most boldfaced names and everyday women alike.

Hair Extensions

“As an experienced makeup artist, I try to extend my vision to all women. It’s important to embrace your own individuality beauty and strength, I believe makeup is an accessory to enhance your features, naturally.”

Full Body Waxing

Eyebrow Design Custom Airbrush Tanning Bridal Services Skin Care Services Nail Services FLAUNT YOU! Cosmetics

“We want all of our clients to walk out of our salon looking stunning on the outside while also feeling great on the inside. Putting that spring in their step and sparkle in their eye is what we’re all about.” WWW.DENVERREIGN.COM

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FANTE EYE AND FACE CENTRE Do one thing, and do it well. That is the advice that Dr. Robert Fante was given years ago, and it is advice that has carried the lauded cosmetic surgeon far. As the founder and driving force behind the eponymous Fante Eye and Face Centre, Dr. Robert Fante has learned that listening is half the battle. “All too often, doctors do not listen to their patients,” he tells us. “When a patient sits in my office, our top priority is hearing their concerns and addressing them in a friendly, relatable, honest manner.” It is this underlying philosophy that has turned patients into raving fans and has created a loyal staff, most of whom have been with the practice for more than a decade. And if there is something that Dr. Fante and his skincare experts have learned from listening, it’s that Colorado women have unique concerns when it comes to beauty. With the challenges of a dry climate and high altitude, Dr. Fante and his seasoned estheticians will be the first to tell you just how important professional skincare is for Mile High ladies. What’s more, they also offer the latest aesthetic technology which provides an in-depth, comprehensive, precise skin complexion analysis. Translation? They are able to target your skin care regimen to your unique needs, ensuring that the products you purchase, treatments you undergo and plan you follow is completely effective. This computerized digital photographing system utilizes regular and UV imaging to assess the condition of the skin. From there, it demonstrates UV sun damage, wrinkles, pores, texture and coloration of the skin. By accurately depicting where your problem areas reside, Dr. Fante and his staff can make educated recommendations that yield effective results. They can even show areas of future concern and prescribe a customized treatment plan including fillers, medical skincare, lasers and injectables. “We don’t believe in all or nothing esthetics. Instead, we work with our patients to help them avoid the effects of aging, recommending injections or surgeries when the time is right,” Dr. Fante tells us. “That way, they simply look beautiful and more youthful, not overdone or unnatural.” Whether you are visiting Fante Eye and Face Centre for something as simple as a skincare treatment or as life-changing as a face and neck lift, you’ll know right away that you are in capable and caring hands. “Our appearance is the first thing someone notices about us. It is our passport to the world. Improving that appearance always puts a spring in a patient’s step and for me, that’s the ultimate reward.” Fante Eye and Face Centre 3900 East Mexico Avenue Suite 510 Denver, Colorado 80210 Ring: 303.839.1616 drfante.com fantecentre@gmail.com

MEDICAL DEGREE Boston University School of Medicine RESIDENCY University of Arizona TRAINING Oculoplastic Surgery, University of Michigan CERTIFICATIONS & AFFILIATIONS Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery American Board of Ophthalmology Member, Colorado Society of Facial Plastic Surgery Member, Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Member, European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Associate Professor, University of Colorado Medical School Fellow, American College of Surgeons

“We don’t believe in ‘all or nothing’ aesthetics. Instead, we work with our patients to help them avoid the effects of aging, recommending injections or surgeries when the time is right.” WWW.DENVERREIGN.COM

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The Del Frisco’s / Sullivan’s Black Tie Ball June 28th Guests sipped on cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose and Barefoot Wines as they bid on live and silent auction items, dined on world-class cuisine and danced the night away to local favorite, Funkiphino.

1 Guests dressed to the nines for this year’s ball 2 Tickets for the 2013 attendees 3 Well-dressed supporters of the Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic 4 Amelia Earhart of 9News, Dennis Buelow, President of the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, and the Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic chairman himself, Caleb Hester. 5 Dapper guests enjoying the Grey Goose Bar on the Polo fields 6 Volunteers Paulina Thomas and Amanda Blood with friends

PHOTOS BY JULIA TIMMER

Reign Magazine was delighted to sponsor this year’s Polo Classic weekend, benefiting the Denver Active 20-30 Foundation. The sellout event, which raises more than $1 million for local children’s charities, kicked off with a Friday evening black tie gala sponsored by fine local steakhouses Del Frisco’s and Sullivan’s. Saturday was Family Day, where wee ones partook in the equestrian action. The weekend commenced with Sunday’s Lockton Championship Day, where Reign Magazine sponsored a ladies lounge as guests watched world-class polo from a luxury VIP tent.

1 Original art being created onsite at Family Day 2 The stiff competition races towards the goal 3 Even the younger ladies indulge in the sweetest of garden party attire 4 A mini fashionista peeks at the Little Me’s loveliness 5 These little ones proved face painting was all the rage this year 6 Little Me’s proudest diva strutting her stuff

PHOTOS BY JULIA TIMMER

Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic

Family Day June 29th Kids both young and old enjoyed an afternoon of world-class polo on Saturday’s Family Day. Children lined up for artistic embellishments from a face painter, sponsored by Little Me’s before stomping the divots on the polo field.

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Lockton Championship Day June 30th Sunday’s match saw guests dressed to the nines in millinery and colorful ensembles. Reign hosted a glamorous ladies lounge, exquisitely designed by Ashley Nicole Events and DesignWorks. Women indulged in an opulent bubbly bar with custom keepsake glasses from The Paper Lady, sweet treats from Sugarlicious and hair and makeup touch ups from The Look Salon.

PHOTOS BY KB DIGITAL DESIGNS

1 The charmingly overthe-top Reign lounge by Ashley Nicole Events and DesignWorks 2 Helen Conroy of The Looks dolls up a guest 3 Competitors ready to take the win 4 The boxwood arch entrance to the Reign Magazine Ladies Lounge 5 Liz Walbrun, Tom Walbrun, Betsy Marr and Kevin Marr of Reign Magazine 6 A guest makes herself quite at home in the Reign Lounge 7 A polo player’s best friend 8 Lovely furnishings and florals from DesignWorks 9 One of Reign’s littlest polo fans 10 Laura Cisco, Dana Berry and Emily Jansen enjoy the afternoon 11 Fans gather to stomp the divots

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Calypso St. Barth Launch

1 Calypso St. Barth opens its Denver doors 2 Chelsea Magness, Betsy Marr and Chelsea Connolly of Reign Magazine 3 The ladies of Calypso themselves- Erin Day, Aubrey Lanclos, Marilyn Parfet, Alyssa Powell, Tara Weydert 4 The gorgeous and delicious treat bar by Sugarlicious Cherry Creek 5 Pamela Holmes, Christy Lea Payne, Brandis Becky Pelletier 6 Melissa Oster, Betsy Marr, Jeremy Oster 7 Kristina Sand, Andi Leahey and Wendy Aiello strike a pose 8 Ashley Schenkein and Julie Gremli 9 Loretta Robinson, Kimberly Jamerson, Gracie McClure 10 Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod and Heather Turnwall Philand

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Luxury lifestyle brand Calypso St. Barth opened its stylish Denver doors in North Creek on July 17th with a party hosted by Reign Magazine. Colorado’s style set shopped and sipped the night away as they got an exclusive first look at the brand’s latest collection. With a worldwide following and boutiques in the country’s most celebrated destinations, Denver jetsetters welcomed the coveted brand with open arms brimming with the company’s iconic pink bags.


The Hollywood Ball

PHOTOS COURTESY GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION

A very special king and queen were crowned on May 31st at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Hollywood Ball. Young men and women enjoyed an evening of dancing and camaraderie at the fairytalethemed event. Earlier in the month, the very deserving female guests had the opportunity to choose sponsor-donated dream gowns at David’s Bridal, making for an evening that will be cherished by these lovely ladies for years to come.

1 Hillary MacAdam 2 Kendall Rodgers 3 Michelle Whitten, GDSF Intern Kat Loewen and Tom Whitten 4 Glammed guests warming up the dance floor 5 Tons of fun at the Hollywood Ball 6 Alison Hradek 7 Sara Stephenson 8 Kat Loewen 9 Mike and Mark Hembd 10 Scotty Lubkeman, Abby Frary, Hanna Vaughn 11 Naomi Finley

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A Royal Baby Shower

1 Betsy Marr, Michelle Cottrell, Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod, Brandis Becky Pelletier, Kristin Dougherty, Amy Bittner 2 Candice Jones and Abby Perlmutter with the team from the Denver Health Foundation 3 Shanna Vigil, Alicia Fry Becker, Megan Barnes and Erin Farris all dolled up 4 Reign Magazine’s royal gift bags 5 Arlene Johnson and friends show off their best party hats 6 Dr. Tahl Humes and friends showing their royal support

PHOTOS BY JOE KEUM

1 Paige Brown – Winner of the “Wildly Whimsical” category 2 Madeline Steward, Bobbie Farris, Kathryn Hale 3 Lois Paul, Lorraine Hoover, Jada Roberts, Juliette Hemingway, Meredith Black, Loretta Robinson 4 Jackie Rotole 5 SuSu Vaden

PHOTOS BY STEVE PETERSON

Four Seasons Hotel Denver and Reign Magazine co-hosted a “baby shower” in honor of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on June 26th. Guests dined on a custom British menu created by EDGE executive chef Simon Purvis, who hails from Portsmouth, England. Ladies each brought a baby gift, which was donated to Denver Health Foundation’s Newborns in Need program.

Hattitude More than 350 ladies donned their most fabulous hats as they took over the Seawell Grand Ballroom for this year’s Hattitude luncheon, a benefit for the Women’s Voice Fund. The organization makes a concerted effort to increase the role of women playwrights and directors at the Denver Center Theatre Company. The annual event raised more than $20,000 in net proceeds.

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Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime 2013 Evening Affair “Dare to Dream”

PHOTOS BY CHAD CHISHOLM, CUSTOM CREATIONS PHOTOGRAPHY

Denver’s finest gathered at the Seawell Grand Ballroom on July 20th for Jeremy Bloom’s annual Wish of a Lifetime gala. More than 500 guests helped raise more than $175,000 for the organization, which donates lifelong wishes to deserving senior citizens. John Tobey Event Design created a magical space that exuded elegance and hope as donors enjoyed live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing.

1 Janette Going – Wish recipient and Jeremy Bloom 2 John and Dana Berry 3 Matthew Morris and Marvin Gutierrez 4 Ward Luthi, Kelly Giddens and Bill Welsh, Senior Board Member of WOL 5 Jeremy Bloom with his grandmother Donna Wheeler and mother Char Bloom 6 Pauline Kuiper, Miss Wyoming 2013

Party Like it’s 1979

PHOTOS BY KOKO BRENTANO, KOKOBSTUDIO.COM

Denver’s most in-demand athletic club and spa celebrated five years in tony Cherry Creek North with a bash of epic proportions. On April 12th, Pura Vida Club members and friends took over Exdo Event Center where they channeled their inner disco divas and celebrated Studio 54 style. Libations and plenty of surprises, including a few “famous” faces wowed guests into the evening.

1 “Andy Warhol” and his guest 2 Revelers clad in their disco finest 3 A guest sports the ultimate 70’s stache 4 Pura Vida members enjoying themselves on the dance floor 5 Contortionists wowed the crowd of partygoers 6 The future was bright for Pura Vida’s guests 7 The groovy Kim DeLashmit and Jill Hodges

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Au Revoir

The always chic Jane Birkin in Rome, Italy, circa 1964.

May you strive to be more beautiful on the inside than you are on the outside. May you never forget that a smile is a woman’s best accessory. May you never confuse fashion for style or labels for luxury. And may you always know that elegance is not about being noticed, it is about being remembered.

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