PALM BEACH WEDDING
A Must Visit
Colorado’s Top Ten Hotel Restaurants
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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
APEX BY SUNGLASS HUT BANANA BED
BOULDER RUNNING COMPANY BROOKSTONE CELLAIRIS
FRESH HEALTHY CAFÉ
HYDE PARK JEWELERS
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851
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JANIE AND JACK
KATE SPADE NEW YORK
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A PEA IN THE POD
MACY’S HOME FURNITURE
TRUE RELIGION VICTORIA’S
SUNGLASS HUT TIFFANY
KSENI MADEMOISELLE CAFÉ FRANCE
JOHNSTON & MURPHY
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CLASSIC CREATIONS EYEWEAR
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THE ART OF SHAVING
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48 LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL JOIN US AS WE SOJOURN IN HIGH STYLE
ON THE COVER
Oscar de la Renta Floral V-Neck Dress, $2,290; Krewe Iris Mirrored Oval Sunnies, $315 On the gentleman: Armani Collezioni Check Wool Two-Button Sport Coat, $1,495; Armani Collezioni Textured Jacquard Sport Shirt, $275; Armani Collezioni Diamond-Box Printed Silk Tie, $165; Ray Ban Clubmaster Gradient Sunnies, $215
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Herve Leger Veronikka Cold-Shoulder Metallic Grid Dress, $1,690; Chloe Carolina Gradient Sunnies, $376; Sarah Flint Golf Calf Heels, $850; Vintage PanAm Bag, Rags Consignments, iloverags.com
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JETSETTER: BRUSH CREEK RANCH
MOTHERS OF INVENTION
Visiting Wyoming’s most lavish resort
Meet Colorado’s leading mompreneurs
It’s lights, camera, action with our favorite respites
Colorado’s best resort restaurants
departments 12 EDITOR’S DESK 13 CONTRIBUTOR PAGE 14 WIRED What’s trending online
16 MAKING A COVER
A peek behind the scenes of our cover shoot
18 TICKLED PINK
What our editors are smitten with this season
SEEN + HEARD
The sights and sounds that inspire our spirit
What’s fresh, fun and fabulous in Colorado and beyond
Of-the-moment curiosities that strike our fancy
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38 What’s Inside
IT’S MY PARTY
Haunts and happenings for the man about town
A most elegant Palm Beach w edding
A wild rumpus for Kara and Baby Jude
A Lowry home that’s anything but suburban
Snapshots from the hottest tickets in town
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Our parting thoughts
Colorado Project of the Year!
D esi g n s By Su n d ow n wa s fo u nde d in 1 9 8 5 to mak e gre at h o me s ev e n bett e r wi t h b e a utif u l, s u st a ina b le , e njoya b l e l an d sc ape s. We h av e stay e d true to our root s , w it h a r e s p o ns iv e , k now led ge abl e staff an d th e h igh e st qual i ty m at e ri a l s a nd c raf t sm a nship .
We’re celebrating over 17 years as a Colorado company. To us, Colorado is home. But we’ll go to the ends of the earth to bring you the rare and beautiful. So let’s mark our time together with something uniquely special. Stop in and see us — Jim and Ron Cherry Creek North : Denver Pearl Street : Boulder hwhome.com
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’ve learned a lot in five years. From time to time, I try to share whatever knowledge or insight I’ve gained while on our publishing journey, in hopes that it will help even just one reader. Most recently, I’ve learned to be present. Being present isn’t the same as creating balance or carving out “me” time. It’s about enjoying moments as they occur instead of waiting for them to be perfect. As I sit here, I am watching the waves crash onto Palmilla Beach, from what is arguably my favorite view on the planet. While perhaps apropos for our annual travel issue, it’s not exactly what was intended for this particular week. Like most things in life, entrepreneurship often has plans of its own and as such, my vacation plans were seemingly foiled. Yes, I could look at this lack of a proper respite as frustrating. Or I could simply be present. I can enjoy this beautiful view and the calming ocean breeze and I can live in this moment, for this moment. Because, as I have learned, life doesn’t care about my timeline and waiting for the ideal window to do anything – change careers, start a family or even take a vacation – is a fruitless attempt. For me, the notion of “work life balance” and “unplugging” is totally unrealistic. And while I used to fight it and let it cause me angst, I have since learned to roll with it – even embrace it. I’m lucky to do what I love and the only way to not miss my life in the pursuit of my life is to be present. To compartmentalize, if you will. While their advice and their lifestyles may be different than my own, I think that the women highlighted in our annual Mothers of Invention feature (page 61) share similar experiences. Running a business, having a life and being present for your children and grandchildren is quite the balancing act and I am impressed and inspired by their ability to do it all. Of course, when unplugging is a reality, there’s no better place to do so than Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming (page 29). The quiet luxury and thoughtful attention to detail make these 30,000 sprawling acres some of the most spectacular on earth. We were fortunate enough to experience its majestic, raw beauty last summer and hope you’ll make your way across state lines to do the same very soon. Yet perhaps the best moment I’ve had yet – the one for which I’m so incredibly grateful to have been present for – was the recent birth of my nephew Jude. I fell in love with him before he even took his first breath and was lucky enough to celebrate my sister’s journey into motherhood earlier this year – see her very special baby shower in our It’s My Party feature (page 38).
CELEBRATING BABY JUDE WITH MY SISTER, KARA, EARLIER THIS YEAR PHOTO BY LAURI EXLEY
Whether you are reading these pages from the shores of a faraway beach or the comforts of your home, may you always be present. Yours in style,
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MICHELE MCNUTT REIGN MEDIA Right now, I am inspired by Creating and living the best possible life and traveling.
My favorite blooms are Lilies
Concert tees from shows I go to and magnets from places I've traveled.
I am an avid bargain shopper! I love going to Ross, TJ Maxx, Goodwill and Marshall's. I call it "treasure hunting!"
My signature cocktail
I love a "Colfax" dirty, Greygoose martini with extra olives!
Books I covet
The Law of Attraction, The 4 Agreements and cookbooks of all kinds.
On my playlist
90s music! Everything from rock, hiphop, pop, R&B to a little gangsta rap.
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Anywhere with seafood, sushi or a good steak. I love Jax Fish House, Sushi Den and Bastian's. Michele McNutt is a graphic designer for Reign Media and owner of Incognito Graphic Design. See her work throughout our issue and reach her via incognitographicdesign.com. PHOTO BY JOYCE KEUM
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e’re longtime fans of designer Paloma Contreras and the Houstonbased decorator’s blog, La Dolce Vita, is a weekly must-visit for interior inspiration and then some. We’re not alone in our girl crush – Contreras has been featured prominently in the likes of Domino and Elle Décor and is a frequent tastemaker on One Kings Lane. From tours of decadently designed homes to peeking inside the most darling boutique hotels in the world (we loved LDV’s recent post on The Dumore), Contreras’ blog is chalk-full of panache. Her distinctive eye is both polished and refined and La Dolce Vita flawlessly features what is chic and charming, keeping us up-to-date on the design world without skipping a single stylish beat.
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BIRTHDAY BAUBLES FROM THE HUSBAND, WINGING IT WITH OUR FAVORITE HANDBAGS, SWEETS TOO PRETTY TO EAT AND LUNCH AT THE ICONIC IVY. WE FIND INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE.
The aptly named This is Glamorous blog is indeed, glamorous and the site’s Instagram feed is equally stunning. The perfectly curated page, helmed by Paris-based editor in chief Roséline Lohr is the ideal blend of couture, cuisine, architecture, interiors and dreamy inspiration. From snaps of chic French cafés to champagne, Chanel and blush colored garden roses, we love the pretty details that Lohr seems to capture with elegance and ease.
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RIGHT NOW, WE’RE TAKEN WITH THE ILLUSTRIOUS LEE RADZIWILL. SOCIALITE, DECORATOR, ACTRESS, SISTER OF THE LATE JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND PRINCESS (SHE WAS ONCE MARRIED TO POLISH ROYALTY), RADZIWILL DEFINES TASTE AND EFFORTLESS GRACE. WE ARE ETERNALLY INSPIRED BY VINTAGE PHOTOS OF THE CLASSIC BEAUTY.
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the making of a cover the inspiration
Is there a more classic duo than Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra? Old movies are a constant source of inspiration in our offices and High Society is an unrivaled favorite. With a soundtrack scored by Cole Porter and a plot that has Bing Crosby and Old Blue Eyes himself vying for the love of the heroine, the film brims with charm. The silver Mercedes 190 SL convertible that Sinatra and Kelly drive in the film inspired our annual Travel Issue cover and we were fortunate to locate an exact replica in a private Denver collection. We also love the fact that High Society was Grace Kelly’s final work as an actress. Soon after, she became the Princess of Monaco.”
-BETSY MARR, EDITOR IN CHIEF
the fashion “HIGH FASHION DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DRAB OR UNAPPROACHABLE. OUR LATEST COVER IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF LUXURY DESIGNERS CREATING COLORFUL, WEARABLE LOOKS FOR REAL MEN AND WOMEN. THE ARMANI JACKET DONNED BY TOBIAS IS IDEAL FOR ANY SPIRITED SPRING OCCASION AND JAIME’S STUNNING OSCAR DE LA RENTA DRESS COULDN’T BE MORE BEAUTIFUL OR SUITABLE FOR SOCIAL OUTINGS ON SUNNY DAYS. MIXED WITH PINK SHADES FROM KREWE (A NEW FAVORITE) AND RAY BAN’S CLASSIC SHAPE IN AN UPDATED BLUE, OUR COVER LOOKS ARE A NOD TO THE PAST WHILE STAYING CURRENT IN TODAY’S FASHION SPACE.”
the beauty “This cover is one of our favorites to date! Such a fun reflection of spring and all that it implies. We wanted our model to appear polished with a pretty glow. We used mineral foundation, powder and blush to achieve a sunkissed look from a convertible ride on a blue sky day. A lipstick in a pretty pink was feminine and soft – the perfect complement to Jaime’s classic Oscar de la Renta dress.” - NATALIE OLSON, VERT BEAUTY
GET THE LOOK... Jane Iredale Barely Rose Blush, $30 RMS Beauty Concealer, $22 ILIA Lipstick in Neon Angel, $26
-Joe Keum, photographer studiojk.com
-CHELSEA MAGNESS, ASSOCIATE FASHION EDITOR
“The allure of a private escape can be captivating. Mixed with the glamour of travel’s golden years and the beauty of a vintage automobile, shooting on the tarmac of X Jet, the pinnacle of refined travel, was a natural fit for our Spring cover. Coupled with a gorgeous sunny day and the Colorado Rockies in the distance, it was a pictureperfect setting , both literally and figuratively. “
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WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE SMITTEN WITH THIS SEASON... Deborah Lippmann Pretty in Pink Nail Polish Set, $34 net-a-porter.com Forecast Rose Gold Ceiling Lamp, $480 zincdoor.com Globe-Trotter Safari 21” Leather Trimmed Trolley, $2,155 net-a-porter.com Oscar de la Renta Bow Embellished Clutch, $1,390 net-a-porter.com Miu Miu Cork Platform Sandals, $790 miumiu.com Larkspur & Hawk Sadie Rose Gold Earrings, $1,650 net-a-porter.com Zimmermann Caravan Ruffled Bikini, $295 net-a-porter.com Tom Dixon Etched Perforated Candle Holder, $65 net-a-porter.com Bauble Bar Globe Strands, $38 baublebar.com Jacqueline Susann Valley of the Dolls 50th Anniversary, $27 jonathanadler.com Chan Luu Embellished Chiffon Scarf, $65 net-a-porter.com
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THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS INSPIRING OUR WANDERLUST SPIRIT
Lee, Lee Radziwill La Dolce Vita, Slim Aarons
Seen & Heard
The Hamptons, Ricky Lauren A House By The Sea, Bunny Williams Palm Beach Chic, Jennifer Ash Rudick In the Spirit of St. Barths, Pamela Fiori The Sinatra Treasures, Charles Pignone Veranda Retreats, Mario López-Cordero Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft, Mark Phelps Los Angeles: Portrait of a City, Jim Heimann The French Riviera In the 1920’s, Xavier Girard Ranches of the American West, Linda Leigh Paul Art of Flying: The Golden Decades of Private Air Travel, Josh Condon Chic Stays: Conde Nast Traveller’s Favorite People on their Favorite Places
“FLY ME TO THE MOON, LET ME SWING AMONG THOSE STARS, LET ME SEE WHAT SPRING IS LIKE ON JUPITER AND MARS.” – Frank Sinatra
Mexico, James Taylor (1975)
Casablanca (1942) High Society (1956) Up in the Air (2009) Ocean’s Eleven (1960) Grace of Monaco (2014) Captain Fantastic (2016) Lost in Translation (2003) Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Little Miss Sunshine (2006) An American in Paris (1951) How to Steal a Million (1966) The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
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Mercedes Benz, Janis Joplin (1970) Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf (1968) King of the Road, Roger Miller (1965) Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley (1972) Get Off My Cloud, Rolling Stones (1965) 1,000 Miles Away, Hoodoo Gurus (1991) On the Road Again, Willie Nelson (1980) Fly Me to the Moon, Frank Sinatra (1964) Southern Cross, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1981) Homeward Bound, Simon & Garfunkel (1966) Going Back to Cali, The Notorious B.I.G. (1997) Let’s Get Away From it All, Frank Sinatra (1958) Into the Great Wide Open, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1991)
Broadmoor Estate House The Broadmoor is lauded for its rich history and architectural grandeur. Now, a piece of that history can be enjoyed from the uber private confines of the property’s lavish Estate House residence. Designed by renowned architect Thomas MacLaren in the 1920s and expanded into a private sanctuary in the 1930s, the exquisitely detailed Estate House boasts a sprawling 12,000 square feet and access to the typical Broadmoor trappings – think dining, spa and recreation. Managed by Denver-based Cuvée, a luxury travel real estate brand, Estate House is the perfect place to laze away a summer day. From croquet to canoeing to cocktails at the famed Golden Bee, it’s a true resort within a resort. Property stays begin at $8,500 per evening. Christian Graves. Rooms begin at $229 per evening. // More at cuvee.com or broadmoor.com
The Inn Crowd COW TOWN, BEGONE. DENVER IS ONE OF AMERICA’S HOTTEST MARKETS AND WITH IT HAS COME AN INFLUX OF DEVELOPMENT, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS A BEVY OF TRENDY NEW HOTELS. THERE ARE NEARLY A DOZEN OPENING UP IN THE MILE HIGH CITY THIS YEAR, WITH MOST OF THEM CENTERED ON THE DOWNTOWN AREA.
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The Maven Denver is getting cooler by the minute and the latest project to up the ante is the Dairy Block. Smack dab in the middle of LoDo, the name is derived from its original location – once home to the Windsor Dairy. Now revived by the real estate development team behind Union Station’s recent transformation, the haven plays host to a number of restaurants, retailers, bars and creative businesses – including the newly opened Maven Hotel. The 172-guestroom property (the closest to Coors Field) features over 400 pieces of original Colorado art curated by Denver’s NINE dot ARTS and is also home to a chic cocktail lounge – Poka Lola Social Club. Rooms start at $169 per night. // More at themavenhotel.com
Hotel Born Also near Union Station (in Union Station to be exact) will be Kimpton’s latest project – Hotel Born. Built with what the company is describing as a “Bavarian inspired” aesthetic, Born will open August 1st and will boast 200 guestrooms, 40 of which are suites with floor to ceiling windows and sweeping city views. Known for its quirky, avant garde décor, Kimpton Hotels never lack in personality and Hotel Born will be no exception. The lobby blends knotty pine paneling and walnut herringbone floors with hand-woven jewel-toned vintage rugs, custom millwork and unique, one-of-a-kind custom furniture pieces. The guest rooms feature fresh white walls, dark brown and gold herringbone patterned carpet, a mix of traditional and modern furniture, and knotty pine paneled headboards and canopies. The property will also play host to impressive eateries, including Citizen Rail by Executive Chef Christian Graves. Rooms begin at $229 per evening. // More at hotelborndenver.com
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DESIGN IN THE DESERT We love anything LA-based tastemaker Mark Sikes touches (he designed Reese Witherspoon’s dreamy Draper James boutiques) and his latest project is no exception. Sikes is the creative force behind the reimagined Holiday House in Palm Springs and the 28-room boutique hotel, set to open this month, has us all aflutter. Located in the heart of downtown, the midcentury gem was originally built by famed architect Herbert Burns in 1951. Fast forward nearly 70 years and Holiday House is once again a Palm Springs hotspot, clad in Sikes’ signature blue and white palette. The property exudes a communal atmosphere and whimsical edge, with design centered on Gio Ponti inspired tile-work in the bar and artwork that includes pieces by David Hockney, Roy Liechtenstein, Herb Ritts, Alex Katz and Mr. Brainwash, with a garden sculpture by Donald Sultan. Every little detail – down to the Malin and Goetz bath amenities – is as stylish as the last. We can’t wait to check in. // More at holidayhouseps.com
Vine of the Times There’s soon to be an influx of pale pink whales on the posh (and ever-changing) streets of Cherry Creek North. Massachusetts-based Vineyard Vines is setting up shop on Fillmore Plaza and mile-high prepsters are jumping for joy in their brightly colored boat shoes. Known for classic duds for beachcombing ladies, gents and little ones, Vineyard Vines is the brainchild of east coast brothers (and Martha’s Vineyard sojourners) Shep and Ian Murray and is best recognized for its needlepoint belts, madras shorts, and colorful polos, all emblazoned with that unmistakable pink whale. This season, check out the off the shoulder blouses perfect for those long Colorado summers or our favorites, the bright tunics that we love to throw on poolside – whether at home or afar. Anchors aweigh! // More at vineyardvines.com
We’re suckers for a good polo match and this summer, you can guarantee you’ll find us donning our seersucker at the third annual Bentley Denver Polo Classic. Produced by the Colorado outpost of the legendary British automobile manufacturer, the three-day event, which takes place June 9th – June 11th, will officially kick off Colorado’s summer polo season. This year, Friday evening’s VIP Gala will join forces with the inaugural Take Flight Tonight event which benefits Temple Grandin Equine Center, a research and education facility for equine-assisted activities and therapy to the emotionally and physically disabled. Sunday will boast all of the pomp and circumstance traditionally associated with a polo match – think stunning horses, divot stomping, cocktails and fine fare, and of course, plenty of opportunities to take in the latest models of Bentley’s flawlessly crafted automobiles – including the 2017 Bentayga SUV. Interested in taking her for a spin? Hit the event on Saturday, where an off road course around the polo grounds has been charted, allowing guests to get behind the wheel.
// More at bentleydenverpolo.com
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Isn’t it Iconic? Malia Dreyer’s Lettermade linens have long been favorites in our home, but her latest designs have the fashionista in us doing a double take – and not just with our Gin and Tonics. Dreyer has created a limited edition “icon” series of embroidered cocktail napkins and the first two feature the familiar faces of legendary tastemaker Iris Apfel as well as Chanel and Fendi powerhouse Karl Lagerfeld. The napkins – which are made of 100% fine linen – are as cheeky as they are adorable. “I designed our Iris and Karl cocktail napkins as a fun tribute to two of my favorite fashion icons; it was only fitting to include them as part of our collection,” Dreyer explains. We couldn’t agree more. Bottoms up. // More at shoplettermade.com
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OF-THE-MOMENT CURIOSITIES THAT STRIKE OUR FANCY
De Rigueur Stella McCartney Falabella Embroidered Bag, $1,100 net-a-porter.com
Target Cactus String Bikini, $29.98 target.com
Lettermade Cactus Cocktail Napkins, $48 shoplettermade.com
Kate Spade Cactus Bag, $498 katespade.com
A hallmark of beauty in desert landscapes, the cactus is strong and enduring â€“ known to live for more than 150 years. Because it can thrive in harsh conditions, the sturdy plant is also believed to be a symbol of maternal love, warmth and protection. Today, the cactus is taking the design world by storm, serving as a beloved motif for apparel, accessories and other accoutrement.
Cartier Cactus de Cartier Earrings, $53,500 cartier.com Lalique Cactus Perfume Bottle, $650 neimanmarcus.com
Nashelle Cactus Pendant, $75 nordstrom.com
Kate Spade Iguana Slide, $110 katespade.com
Space.NK R+Co Cactus Shampoo, $24 spacenk.com
Stella McCartney Scuba Cactus Patch Sweater, $780 neimanmarcus.com
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Kate Spade Cactus Sima Clutch, $258 katespade.com
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THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR WIDE OPEN SPACES. AND AT A CERTAIN WYOMING DESTINATION, THERE’S 30,000 ACRES OF SPRAWLING LAND OF WHICH TO SPEAK. A WORKING CATTLE RANCH WHERE VERDANT ROLLING HILLS MAKE WAY FOR THE MEANDERING WATERS OF THE NORTH PLATTE RIVER, THESE ACRES ARE THE SORT THAT LINGER IN YOUR MIND, AND YOUR HEART, LONG AFTER YOU’VE VISITED. THIS IS BRUSH CREEK RANCH. WORDS BY BETSY MARR
The Property When a property is heralded by the likes of Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes and Travel and Leisure as the nation’s best, one most certainly takes note. Set in the serenity of Saratoga, Wyoming, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch deserves its many accolades. From the quintessentially western architecture that blends itself with a contemporary edge, to the majestic rock formations that meet the eyes at seemingly every turn, the resort is, in a word, special. A working cattle ranch where “work” is the furthest thing from a guest’s mind, Brush Creek is an ultra private escape that caters to every type of traveler.
The Accommodations Depending on your party (and your budget) the ranch offers a number of lodging options – from traditional rooms to quaint cabins, all the way to palatial homes. No matter your room number, accommodations are inspired by the original homestead built on the ranch, founded in 1884. Every design detail, from cowhide leather chairs to inlaid buffalo nickels, is chosen with great intention. For those looking for a more intimate experience that’s ultra convenient to the property’s main dining and gathering space, book one of the 13 guestrooms in the Trailhead Lodge where sweeping mountain views greet you at every turn. Looking for a standalone space to call home? Brush Creek offers nine hand-hewn Wyoming cabin suites, each lovingly and painstakingly restored to its original grandeur, with all of the modern amenities one might expect. A bit more off the beaten path, nine Cabin Residences offer the utmost in privacy, with two and three bedroom configurations that are ideal for families. For larger groups (think weddings and family reunions) the impressive Magee Homestead boats an incredibly unique opportunity to rent a resort within the resort for up to 27 guests. Magee features its own private lodge, a collection of nine historically restored cabins, a spa and a pool in a tranquil, tucked away setting. The dedicated homestead staff provides an entirely customized, bespoke experience with offerings that include horseback riding, fly fishing, shooting sports, and spa and wellness treatments.
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Much of Brush Creek Ranch’s allure is the fact that everything at the property is inclusive. But throw away the notions that the phrase “all inclusive” may conjure. There’s not a blasé buffet or watered down cocktail to be found. Executive Chef Dan Grunbeck has a knack for creating unforgettable meals that reflect the culinary heritage of the Rocky Mountain region, while keeping things approachable. Dinners include elegant, four course plated wine-paired meals in the Trailhead Lodge as well as an incredibly authentic “cowboy cookout” whereby guests are transported to a remote creekside clearing and welcomed with whiskey cocktails, a roaring fire, decadent hors d’ oeuvres and a live country music band before sitting down to a meal of upscale barbeque.
Naturally, the Trailhead Spa at Brush Creek Ranch bases its treatments on the traditions of the American West. For the ultimate experience, book the Blissful Meadows package where a guide leads you on a private hike to a stunning vista overlooking the property. There, a traditional (and expansive) teepee awaits where you’ll partake in an hour-long private yoga session, followed by meditation and a 60-minute massage before returning to the ranch. For a more conventional setting, the Trailhead Lodge offers a spa area with saunas and steam rooms, an outdoor hot tub, fitness center and treatment rooms. We love the fact that most services use indigenous ingredients. Opt for the Sweet Delights Sugar Scrub, where essential flowers will promote balance while organic sugars will rid your skin of impurities (and the day’s trail dust).
Back at the ranch, the Chuckwagon offers more casual but equally tasty meals. The atmosphere is authentically western, with checkered tablecloths and galvanized tin accoutrement under a log cabin canopy that overlooks the sprawling meadow. Nearby, the Saloon is exactly what one would hope – a traditional watering hole that could have easily been plucked out of an old western film. Belly up to the bar where a friendly Brush Creek bartender will mix up nearly any concoction your heart desires. In fact, the ranch boasts a complete mixology program that focuses on handcrafted cocktails using local spirits and ingredients. For those wanting to imbibe in a more private setting, the Trailhead Lodge houses an 800-bottle wine cellar of carefully selected vintages and varietals. Guests are welcome to select bottles any time during their stay to enjoy anyplace on the ranch.
The Activities No dude ranch experience would be complete without said experiences and Brush Creek does the art form proud. For the huntsmen and fishing enthusiast, French Creek Sportsman’s Club is the pinnacle in luxury excursions. The most desired ranch in the Platte River Valley, the area is the crown jewel of the countryside. In fact, the 15,000-acre sporting paradise located on the legendary Sanger Ranch property is famous among the nation's premier hunting and fishing grounds. For guests of Brush Creek looking for familyfriendly outdoor activities, daily experiences are included. Pursue a new interest every afternoon, from horseback riding through the stunning 30,000 acres, to shooting range practice, to fly fishing and yoga. Nearly any outdoor adventure one can imagine is available at your fingertips from the ranch’s expertly trained guides. What’s more, Brush Creek is an Orvisendorsed fly fishing lodge, drawing enthusiasts from all over the world.
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FINDING BULLITT Dude, where’s my car? That’s what the Steve McQueen estate wants to know regarding two missing Bullitt Mustangs from the iconic car chase and movie that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On the case for Finding Bullitt is respected journalist and Bullitt expert Matt Stone who, in consultation with the Ford Motor Company and Warner Brothers, invites people with knowledge of the Bullitt Mustangs to submit tips at www.findingbullitt.com. “My dad fought to be authentic in everything he did, and the many Bullitt fans and the amazing and dedicated Mustang community deserve to know the truth of what became of those two great cars,” said Chad McQueen, Steve’s son and founder of McQueen Racing. “That’s why I’ve asked Matt Stone, the expert on all things Bullitt Mustang, to help separate the fact from the fiction.” Stone’s investigation will include reviewing the archives of Ford, Warner Brothers, interviewing people connected to the film with knowledge of the cars and consulting with noted Mustang authorities. Where appropriate, Stone will examine cars alleged to be one of the two most famous Mustangs of all time. “For decades, Mustang and Bullitt fans have speculated what became of these cars,” said Stone. “In the years that I’ve written about Steve’s cars and Bullitt, I’ve followed many a promising rumor, but the truth about the whereabouts of the Bullitt Mustangs remains elusive. I will follow where the facts lead me, and I am looking forward to helping set the record straight.” ›› MORE AT STEVEMCQUEEN.COM
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PARADISE IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN Sinatra and the Rat Pack were just a few of the celebrities that did a little bit of this and a little bit of that at Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley back in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Present day sees the property having undergone a major overhaul with its doors now open for a whole new era. To begin with, renowned golf course architect Forrest Richards has redesigned the high-end 18 hole, par 3 course, one of only a handful of its kind in the world, to cater to all golf games. Suited for families, corporate outings, novice players and serious golfers alike while still giving a nod to the site’s heritage, Richardson’s design is grounded in his belief that golf should be fun, his goal being not only to revitalize the course, but also to set a new bar for the par-3 golf experience. Not a golfer? Not a problem. This boutique resort set in the shadow of iconic Camelback Mountain features desert modern design, 183 guest rooms, a luxury wing with 42 resort condominiums and suites, a restaurant with an exhibition kitchen, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, a fully revamped 18-hole golf course with a golf grill and lounge, and 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. ›› MORE AT MOUNTAINSHADOWS.COM
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With Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa known as a luxurious worldclass destination in the heart of the American West in Western Colorado, what ridiculous standards would a beer festival have to meet to take place on the property? Time to find out this Memorial Day Weekend with the inaugural Gateway to Craft Beer, a four-day craft beer festival taking place May 26th – 29th in this mountain paradise. The weekend will offer guests the opportunity to indulge in quality craft beer from two of Colorado’s top brewing companies. Dave Thibodeau, owner and founder of Ska Brewing Co., and Matt Thrall, the director of brewing for Left Hand Brewing Co., will share their passion for craft beer and will host a series of tastings, events and educational sessions throughout the weekend. In addition to the weekend’s programming, the resort will host an exceptional four-course dinner with craft beer pairings at Entrada, the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant. ›› MORE AT GATEWAYCANYONS.COM
Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready gets the picture. In fact, he’s been documenting thousands of pictures since the Seattle band broke through to the world back 1991. And who ends up benefiting from all of this? We do. Introducing Of Potato Heads and Polaroids, the scrapbook in which McCready has obsessively captured onstage and offhand pics of the experience – the friends, family and fans – with his trusty Polaroid camera in hand. Through years of touring and travels, he has snapped meetings with heroes and inspirations from all walks of life as well as time spent with crazy friends and family, and moments featuring wildly artistic takes on art, nature and architecture. Sometimes, he even had his pal, Mr. Potato Head, pop in and share in the fun. It’s a “Who’s Who” of intimate group selfies including the likes of Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl, Bono, Paul McCartney, Will Ferrell and Kate Hudson in exotic places from Peru to Brussels to Bolivia. Who says Eddie Vedder has all the fun? This ultimate rockstar time machine needs a place on your coffee table immediately.
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B R I T TA N Y & J O H N FEBRUARY 7 th Palm Beach, Florida
BY BETSY MARR
PLANNING BY HEATHER ALLEN
PHOTOS BY JORIANN MAYE
hen John first met Brittany, she was living in the fast lane – quite literally. The Creighton University law students resided in the same neighborhood when one evening, Brittany whipped around the corner and nearly hit an unsuspecting John, who was carrying a pizza box. “Apparently it was a great attentiongetting move because he says he fell for me that day,” Brittany, a nationally known Denver-based fashion blogger, laughs. Fast forward to the following October and John, still head over heels, had purchased an engagement ring from Borsheims, the same classic Omaha jeweler that Brittany’s father had purchased her mother’s ring from many years before. A creative and romantic John planned a scavenger hunt for Brittany, sending her to a series of the couple’s favorite date spots before finally ending at a pumpkin patch – a special place for the Midwest girl. There, she found John waiting at the end of a maze on one knee; ring in hand, pumpkin beside him.
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Two years later, the couple said their “I dos” at the iconic Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida – a favorite childhood vacation spot of Brittany’s. “One day, my mother and I were looking over a balcony and watched a bride walk down the aisle and get married overlooking the ocean,” she recalls. “I told my mother that princesses must get married at The Breakers and that one day I hoped to have my wedding there. When John proposed, it was the first venue we considered.” A fairytale indeed, the couple’s lavish nuptials were timeless and picture perfect, beginning with their stunning ceremony at Palm Beach’s historic St. Ann Catholic Church where white flowers overflowed as Brittany, clad in custom Vera Wang and her family’s heirloom gold bracelet, walked down an aisle runner emblazoned with a crest and monogram that was designed specifically for their wedding. As they departed the ceremony, the music of Scottish bagpipers filled the streets of Palm Beach. Back at The Breakers, the legendary grounds and property served as the backdrop for a very classic reception. Touches such as antique clocks and vintage books reinforced the feeling of walking into a storybook, while a palette of gold, white and blush was simply elegant and while opulent, in the best of taste. Guests entered cocktail hour into one of the resort’s most stately spaces and were later whisked to a grand ballroom brimming with jaw dropping décor. “John and I both enjoy classic style and we both wanted a wedding we could look back on someday and still think was beautiful. Visually, everything was timeless and romantic,” the bride details. In grand Breakers tradition, the fare was just as thoughtful as the fashion. Guests were treated to a cocktail party with creative touches such as French Fry Shots, Foie Gras PB&J and Caviar on lavish spoons while a sit down dinner of Lobster and Filet Mignon followed. To end the evening on a sweet note, ice cream sundaes and a decadent six tier cake of pink champagne cake with Victorian vanilla filling, fresh strawberries and whipped ganache were served. After their fairytale wedding day, Brittany and John’s 200 guests joined them for an equally beautiful Sunday brunch before the couple, who now reside in Denver, departed for their honeymoon to St. Barths and Anguilla.
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It's My Party
LET THE W I L D R U M P U S S TA R T FEBRUARY 19, 2017 Denver, Colorado
WORDS BY BETSY MARR
PHOTOS BY LAURI EXLEY
HOSTED AT COLT & GRAY
When I learned that my “baby” sister would be having a baby of her own, I was overcome with joy and excitement. Our brood’s first little one, Jude Thomas’ arrival has been anticipated with an abundance of love over the past several months. Longtime planners extraordinaire of family events, my mother and I almost immediately began sharing ideas for Kara’s celebration. Because my sister is a modern, untraditional woman, we knew that the trappings typically associated with a “baby shower” simply wouldn’t suit her. There were a few simple guiding principles as we began the planning process – host a soirée that would appeal to a co-ed audience, avoid anything too predictable or “babyish,” hold the event in an inviting urban locale, and celebrate Kara and Jude in grand style. As longtime fans of the classic children’s tome Where the Wild Things Are, we decided to use the story as our theme for the day. From there, we knew the perfect venue to play host to our “rustic chic” baby shower – one of Denver’s most lauded eateries, Colt & Gray. The restaurant’s warm, urban lodge interior and its reputation for serving award-winning food and mixing delectable cocktails made it a natural choice.
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Overlooking no detail, we began with custom designed invitations by local Denver artist (and Reign Magazine’s art director) Jill Hodges instructing guests to “let the wild rumpus start.” On a separate card, we asked them to please bring a book instead of a card to help build baby Jude’s library. On the day of the shower, we adorned Kara, who was clad in a beautiful bohemian style maxi dress, with an all-white floral crown to honor momto-be. Afterwards, she took her maternity portraits in and around Denver’s Platte Park enclave, including the iconic Confluence Park Bridge. Because Colt & Gray’s existing design integrated so seamlessly with the event theme, our décor plan was simple. Add touches from the book, along with some of Kara’s personal favorites. As guests entered the restaurant, they were greeted by canvas teepees draped with eucalyptus garlands and gold dipped feathers, along with a glitter crown station where they could don a mini version of Max’s from the story. In lieu of a traditional guest book, friends and family signed a special edition copy of Where the Wild Things Are. Around the space, faux fur blankets as opposed to table linens set the stage for a cozy atmosphere, as did the flickering glow of candles placed in aspen branch canisters. Decadent flower arrangements consisting largely of orchids, roses, globe thistle and lotus seed pods were placed around the space, while the same eucalyptus swags placed on the teepees ornamented the mantle of the restaurant’s brick fireplace. As guests spent time with mom and baby-to-be, they were treated to a thoughtful menu that was custom designed by proprietor Nelson Perkins. Known for its unique in-house butchery and meat-curing program, lavish charcuterie platters were plentiful, as was Colt & Gray’s bacon cashew caramel corn. Other small plates like crudités, deviled eggs, French Gougeres, fried risotto and the crowd pleaser – Pomme Frittes with truffle cheese fondue – were lovingly prepared and abundantly enjoyed. Yet the menu’s crowning jewel was the seafood bar, fashioned from a replica teak wooden boat reminiscent of the one that Max sailed to find the “wild
things.” As a surprise to guests, Colt & Gray’s in-house live oyster shucker manned the vessel, serving as both entertainment and delicacy alike. To encapsulate the menu, French macarons and sticky toffee pudding cupcakes were passed to partygoers. The event’s liquid refreshments were equally impressive, with mixologist Kevin Burke serving craft cocktails including a Vodka-based punch made specifically for the afternoon and a variety of drinks from Denver-based Laws Whiskey House. A sweet soirée indeed, as guests departed they were invited to take home custom made Where the Wild Things Are cookies, clad with the phrase “I’ll eat you up I love you so.” A sentiment from the book and playful thought created with baby Jude in mind.
EVENT PLANNING BETSY MARR, AUNT-TO-BE // PHOTOGRAPHY LAURI EXLEY // VENUE & CATERING COLT & GRAY FLORALS KAM SNYDER, FLOWER POWER // INVITATIONS JILL HODGES // ENVELOPE LINERS PENS & NEEDLES CO. (ETSY) PRINTED MATERIALS & SIGNAGE BETSY MARR // CUSTOM COOKIES GATEAUX PASTRIES // SIGNATURE COCKTAILS LAWS WHISKEY HOUSE COCKTAIL NAPKINS WITH LOVE & INK (ETSY) // GLITTER CROWNS SIFAN (AMAZON.COM)
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Occasional tables from RH that the Hintgens had enjoyed in their previous home found the perfect place in their new Lowry living room. To make the most of a somewhat limiting layout, the designer had a custom acrylic console made to place under a series of windows which became a landing area for artwork, family photos and books.
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| Domestic Bliss |
Modern FAMILY Words By BETSY MARR Design by DAVID HINTGEN Photos by EMILY MINTON REDFIELD THERE’S AN OLD ADAGE THAT IMPLIES A COBBLER’S CHILDREN ARE LIKELY TO HAVE HOLES IN THEIR SHOES. That is, when we spend our professions perfecting something for someone else, that something falls by the wayside in our own lives. In the case of designer David Hintgen, nothing could be further from the truth. Having created dozens of luxury residential properties in the state’s most coveted enclaves, it was time for Hintgen to design his own abode for his darling young family. Having purchased one of the original homes in Denver’s revived Lowry neighborhood, the designer and his wife, Lisa, were eager to begin the process of renovating a ten-year-old space that while well planned, was rather ho-hum in its aesthetic. And while he had been through the process many times, for Hintgen, this was an entirely new ball of wax. “It’s incredibly challenging to design for your own house and family,” he explains. “My wife was a constant sounding board. She really helped me rein myself in. There were a lot of reality checks. “ Indeed, while the couple’s home is stunning in every regard, it was not the multi-million dollar project with which Hintgen was accustomed. Yet the decorator’s tastes and resources paved the way for a home that, by all accounts, is a perfect example of high design and fine features within the confines of a property that is much more accessible. Proof positive that one needn’t have a seven-figure budget to live in a dream home brimming with classic good taste and quality finishes. “When we first walked into the home, we knew it was perfect. We could see past the cosmetic elements that we wanted to update and instead focused on the layout, the way light entered each room and the location. All of those things were ideal and we were immediately sure it was where we belonged,” Hintgen explains. With that, he went to work on a top-to-bottom renovation that would last the better part of six months, the result of which is a perfect family home with stunning spaces for living and entertaining – both inside and out. Drawing inspiration from client projects – including two he was concurrently designing in Denver’s Four Seasons Residences – Hintgen created a concept for the home. “I was deeply engrossed in two highrises at the time and while they were much more contemporary than what we envisioned for our own space, they definitely served as a springboard,” he explains. “Our home is a poster project for transitional design. The plan started with a very modern aesthetic, which is what I love to do, and was adapted from there to be apropos for a family and for the neighborhood.” The home’s anchor point is its kitchen, which was initially quite choppy and lacking flow. To make the area look and feel more expansive, it was opened up and a peninsula was added, omitting the need for a kitchen table. To add personality, the range hood was wrapped in a gray mirror material and a chandelier that the couple loves was brought from their previous residence. In the nearby family room, custom furnishings including a comfortable but contemporary gray sectional with nailhead trim and an acrylic console table were paired with existing pieces from the Hintgen family’s collection such as an aluminum side table and coffee table combination and treasured original artwork. Yet the room’s piece de resistance is a unique lamp that Hintgen had custom made. What was once a cast iron rolling pin used to print wallpaper (a nod to the designer’s craft) was transformed into a beautiful light fixture. Touches with that same level of attention to detail were included throughout the rest of the home, such as the artwork hanging in the staircase. “I came across an old pencil sketch of the inside of a Venice cathedral that I loved. We had it blown up and framed with a massive gold leaf molding that was long forgotten by its manufacturer and discontinued. The way we incorporated it into the scale of the piece gave it new life,” Hintgen explains. Outside, the designer created a stylish space to enjoy family afternoons and al fresco dinner parties alike. “We connected the deck all the way to the back garage, and made a true extension of our living space,” the designer says. “Where there was once a small patch of grass without purpose became an outdoor dining room.” At first glance, the English-inspired courtyard appears to be individual concrete tiles laden with live grass joints. Yet upon closer inspection, a top quality Astroturf is revealed. Yet another thoughtful, functional touch in keeping with the home’s edict. “This was a wonderful canvas for us to create on. It’s a home that is modern without being cold and sophisticated while remaining family-friendly. For us, it is absolutely perfect.” ➺ REIGNMAG.COM
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Above: The homeâ€™s kitchen became a true focal point, incorporating a smart peninsula design and thoughtful touches such as built in bowls for the family pets and a very unique range hood design. Opposite Page, Clockwise from Left: The dining room is both classic and contemporary with its traditional chairs and chandelier mixed with a decidedly modern table and statement-making accessories. The homeâ€™s expansive staircase called for a large art installation. Hintgen had a pencil drawing of a favorite Italian building enlarged and ornately framed. A powder bathroom gets a makeover with a stunning Cherry Blossom wallcovering and recessed LED lighting.
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Above and Left: An outdoor living space expanded the home significantly and is perfect for family moments and entertaining alike. Hintgen designed the space with a nod to an English courtyard, using topiaries and urns as well as a checkerboard concrete pattern with grass joints. To keep the area maintenance free, artificial turf was used as opposed to live sod. Opposite Page, Clockwise from Left: Daughter Greyâ€™s nursery and bathroom brim with darling details. Silhouette art adorns her walls against a tone on tone brocade wallcovering, while brass animal accessories and pale pink stuffed bunnies in a glass container appoint her pint-sized bathroom. A lover of fashion and beauty, a bedroom was transformed into a dreamy dressing space with plenty of natural light for the lady of the house. A master bathroom was renovated to be blissful and serene, using porcelain materials.
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ALL Join us as we embark on a most elegant journey. Heâ€™s whisking her away for the adventure of a lifetime where luxury, romance and style abound. Production & Styling /// Betsy Marr Concept & Direction /// Kevin Marr Photographer /// Joe Keum Associate Fashion Editor /// Chelsea Magness Hairstylists /// Bri Murray and Leslee Feldhaus, Matthew Morris Salon Makeup Artist /// Natalie Olson, Vert Beauty Associate Photographer /// Joyce Keum
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ON THE LADY: Sachin & Babi Ailey Sleeveless Floral Fit-and- Flare Dress, $575; Balenciaga Bistro Cabas Straw Tote Bag, $2,050 ON THE GENTLEMAN: Peter Millar Island Pinstripe Soft Jacket, $495; Incotex Chinolino Linen-Blend Trousers, $345; Brioni Textured Stripe Silk Tie, $230; Ray Ban Round Monochromatic Clubmaster Sunnies, $160
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No need to come back at all.
ON THE LADY: Trina Turk Tia TrianglePattern Fringe Jacket, $448; Trina Turk Danno Pant, $288; Tory Burch Gemini Link Tote Bag, $195; Oscar de la Renta Bold Teardrop Crystal Clip-On Earrings, $490 ON THE GENTLEMAN: Robert Graham Woven Wool-Blend Sport Coat, $498; Neiman Marcus Cashmere-Silk V-Neck Sweater, $195; AG Adriano Goldschmied Graduate Jeans, $178; Shinola Nato Leather Belt, $195; Ray Ban Menâ€™s Round Sunnies, $175
Let’s take a boat to Bermuda. Let’s take a plane to Saint Paul ON THE LADY: Halston Heritage Double Face Satin Dress, $525 Krewe Sunnies Octavia Geometric Sunnies, $315 ON THE GENTLEMAN: Ermenegildo Zegna Solid Two-Piece Suit, $2,795 Model’s Own Shirt; John Atencio Pantheon V Chronograph Watch, $1,695
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Letâ€™s leave our hut dear, get out of our rut dear.
We’ll travel ‘round from town to town. We’ll visit every state
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PREVIOUS PAGE ON THE LADY: Kate Spade New York Petal Stamp Fit-and- Flare Dress, $478; Saint Laurent Tribute Patent Sandal, $895 ON THE GENTLEMAN: Ermenegildo Zegna Plaid Two-Button Jacket, $2,495; Theory Sylvain Shirt, $195; Theory Zaine Neoteric Modern Chinos, $195; Tom Ford Textured Solid Silk Tie, $250; Ray Ban Round Monochromatic Clubmaster Sunnies, $160 THIS PAGE ON THE LADY: Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Floral Illusion Mermaid Gown, $960; Oscar de la Renta Pave Crystal Leaf Clip Earrings, $375 ON THE GENTLEMAN: Ermenegildo Zegna Solid Two-Piece Suit, $2,795; Salvatore Ferragamo Reversible Double-Gancini Belt, $360
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Mothers of Invention Itâ€™s the ultimate balancing act. Running a business (in some cases, more than one) and being supermom. Each job is ambitious in its own regard, yet launching an enterprise with a child on the hip is the epitome of perseverance. These style savvy ladies are somehow doing it all, and taking their industries by storm along the way.
by Betsy Marr
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PHOTO BY JOYCE KEUM
The BEAUTY MAVEN
Mom to Vivian (2 years, 8 months) and Hudson (5 months) Founder of VERT Beauty vertbeauty.com Amanda Hume has been a makeup artist for more than a decade. Yet her love for all things beauty began much earlier. Rewind to a young Amanda, and you’ll find a little girl with big dreams that includes a career surrounded by lotions, potions, products and all things beauty. Naturally, she grew up to be one of the nation’s most coveted beauty experts, working with the likes of Smashbox, Bare Escentuals, Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier and Trish McEvoy. Through this journey, Amanda learned that many cosmetic ingredients were not regulated and were potentially harmful. This finding prompted the budding entrepreneur to craft her own organic skincare and body care products at home while also working to identify brands that truly contain natural and organic ingredients. In 2013, she opened VERT Beauty, a swoothworthy boutique and skin spa in Denver’s Highlands enclave, plus a well-known international e-commerce site. Now, as a mother to two young children, she’s more determined than ever to create and curate products that are safe for the entire family, luxurious and most importantly, effective.
What does your typical day look like? I usually wake up a few times in the middle of the night to nurse Hudson, then officially get up when my daughter wakes up. We get breakfast, get ready for “school” and then I grab tea or coffee before heading to VERT. I try to do most of my work at our office there, then somehow the day slips away and it’s time to pick up Vivian. We head home, play outside for a bit, then have a dance party while cooking dinner. Best advice for balancing the roles of mother and entrepreneur? Take time out of your day, away from your computer and phone, to focus on just being with your family. You have to find balance.
How do you include your kids in your business? Hudson comes with me everywhere, every day. He will have jobs to do, he just doesn’t know it yet. Vivian thinks she runs the place. She will come in and “do inventory” moving boxes around, and she loves to put makeup on. How do you carve out me time in the face of such a busy schedule? I love to take hot baths when my kids go to sleep. I am fortunate to have amazing products at my fingertips to indulge in. I love to light my Red Flower Candle and soak in one of the salt soaks from Osmia Organics. Oh and Bravo TV. Best “mom” advice anyone has ever given you? Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best that you can.
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MOM CRUSHES Bobbi Brown and Jessica Alba
GO-TO CHILDREN’S FASHION LINE Mini Boden, Tea Collection, Peek
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JEWELRY QUEEN Mom to Taya (5) and Mateo (3) Founder of Sarah O Jewelry sarahojewelry.com
Like mother like daughter. It’s an adage that certainly rings true for jewelry designer and boutique owner Sarah Ortega. Her mother, Mary Vigil, started Ooh Aah jewelry in the late 1980s, eventually turning it into a household name in Sarah’s hometown of Al-
What does your typical day look like? Our day starts with the kids jumping on our bed before the sun is up. It’s then a race to get Taya fed and out the door for kindergarten and Mateo ready for swim lessons or pre-school. I love his swim lesson mornings because this is usually a great time for me to relax, drink coffee and chat with other moms in the neighborhood. Some days I try to squeeze in a workout but mornings can get pretty chaotic. Once the kids are at school, I’ll head to Tennyson and bounce between Ooh Aah and Sarah O the rest of the day. My husband or I usually run to pick up Taya and take her to an after school activity such as art or ballet. We then pick Mateo up from daycare and head home to start our nightly routine of dinner as a family, bath and books. After the kids get down for bed my husband and I will usually clean and make lunches then finally get our time to grab a glass of wine and knock out any unfinished work or watch some TV. Best advice for balancing the roles of mother and entrepreneur? Lots of coffee and wine! And a great support system. I couldn’t do it without my amazing employees, managers, schools for the kids and my husband.
buquerque, New Mexico. In 2006, Sarah followed
in her mom’s footsteps by opening a Denver-based Ooh Aah, which sells quirky, casual jewelry and accessories, on Tennyson Street. A designer at heart, by 2015 Sarah had amassed enough of a following with her unique, modern, original pieces to open her eponymous sister store, Sarah O, just blocks away. From traditional to alternative, Sarah O. is beloved for engagement rings, custom bridal jewelry and statement-making diamonds and gemstones. Today, Sarah splits her time between her design studio, two stores and her family – which includes two small but precocious young children.
How do you include your kids in your business? Do they play roles in what you do, come into work with you, handle little jobs, etc.? Taya will usually come in before her her art class and hang out with us at the store for a little bit. She loves to “design” jewelry and run the register. It won’t be long until she wants a more hands on role I’m sure. How do you carve out me time in the face of such a busy schedule? What do you do to decompress and stay sane? I have to put these times into on my schedule. I usually try to get a massage twice a month and acupuncture once a week. If it’s not on my schedule though, it’s too easy to plan something work related so making “away” time is very important. Successful mom you admire? My own mother, Mary Vigil. She is the one who started Ooh Aah Jewelry in Albuquerque and has made it a go-to destination for nearly 30 years.
GO-TO SMARTPHONE APP My favorite app for the kids when I need to knock out 15 minutes of work is Monsters by Sago Mini. They can build a monster, feed it, color it and dress it. Keeps them entertained for a bit. BEAUTY PRODUCT YOU LOVE? Anything by Tata Harper MOM CRUSH Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper
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DESIGNING WOMAN Mom to Michelle McElroy Moriarity and Matt Moriarity, Wesley McElroy and Shannon McElroy Grandmother to Landen McElroy (7), Asher McElroy (4), Victoria Moriarity (6) Elizabeth Moriarity (4) Founder of Carla’s A Classic Design carlasaclassicdesign.com From the time she was a child, Carla McElroy loved design. She was constantly rearranging her mother’s furniture and accessories to get that “just right” look. Carla followed her dreams and, a few years later, landed her first job as a commercial interior designer in Texas. Her passion continued to grow, ultimately leading to her own interior design business in her Dallas, Texas, home. A few years later, her husband was transferred to Colorado. For a short time, Carla worked for a local design firm. After being told her “Dallas style” would never sell here, she decided to go out on her own again. She believed Colorado would embrace this style, and she was right. As the in-home business evolved, it required more and more employees to keep up with the demands. At her husband’s urging, Carla soon opened a storefront in Highlands Ranch allowing her to show the quality of furniture and accessories that she sold. The added square footage also allowed her to hire more designers to support her growing firm! After years of growth, it was time to start looking for something bigger. In February 2010, Carla opened her doors at The Streets at Southglenn with a new name Carla’s A Classic Design. Today, she runs the showroom and design business with her daughter, son, daughter in law, sister and “adopted” daughter/designer by her side, along with her four darling grandchildren.
What does your typical day look like? Most days consist of meeting with clients for presentations or consultations, installing at their homes for accessories and furniture and helping them select the hard surfaces for new builds or remodels. In between all of this I attend markets, buying for clients or our retail showroom and overseeing the constant floor reset since furniture and merchandise is always leaving with retail customers. Plus, we are getting new things in daily! How do you carve out “me time” in the face of such a busy schedule? You must find time for yourself. Being in such a creative business you can get sucked dry very quickly. Even carving out time to work out gives you time away from clients and children asking you a million questions. Spa days are a must! This helps get your creative juices flowing, too. How do you include your kids and grandkids in your business? I raised my children in the business. It was in my home in the beginning, so early on I learned to multi-task. I was able to work while the kids
were at school but was there for them most days when they arrived home. I was also able to take them to their extra curricular activities. As the kids grew each year I was able to give more and more time back to the company. Once my children started having children of their own I wanted to give them that same opportunity. So when we moved the store to the new location I put two back nurseries in. This allowed the babies to come to work and the moms to have a private room to nurse and put them to bed. As they grew, they could play in these rooms as well. Once of age they each went off to preschool, but when they are out of school and the moms still need to work they accompany them. I have started giving them small tasks as a way for them to earn money and they love it! The best part is that I am able to see my grandbabies grow up. I also give Shannon and Michelle the ability to come in late or leave early as needed. Best “mom” advice anyone has ever given you? Your children will not remember how great of a worker you were or how cushioned your bank account was, but they will remember if you were there for them or not.
HER STYLE COLORADO KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Pizza Doodle! Not only does it have wonderful gluten free pizza for grown ups and “make your own” for the grandchildren, there is also a playroom. Catch up with your best girlfriend or husband while still keeping an eye on the kids! MUST HAVE PRODUCTS Boogie Wipes Natural Saline Wipes for stuffy noses. They are a go to wipe during the nasty cold season. GRAND MOM CRUSH Kris Jenner
These mothers are defining what it means to juggle it all and they’re doing it with style.
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." -Abraham Lincoln Amanda Hume, VERT Beauty
Kam Snyder, Flower Power
Angela Cody-Rouget, Major Mom
Laura Esmond, Little Nest Portraits
Carla McElroy, Carla's A Classic Design
Laura Love, Ground Floor Media
Coco Smith, Lifeistry
Lily Morgan, Lily Organics
Dana Schoonover, Never a Wallflower
Linda Appel Lipsius, Teatulia
Griffin O’Shaughnessy, Canopy Advisory Group
Lisa Goodbee, Goodbee Associates
Heidi Ganahl, Camp Bow Wow
Mary Ellen Vernon, Fresh Produce
Hillary Locke Mujica, Locke Media Group
Monica Owens Beauprez, Westbrooke Group
Irena Todd, Fresh Monster
Sarah Ortega, Sarah O Jewelry
Jean Sim, Fresh Monster
Sarah Schupp, University Parent
Jenna Rice, Honeycomb & Co.
Sirine Swed, Battington Lashes
Julie Clark, Baby Einstein
Stacey Edgar, Global Girlfriend
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The big screen can inspire almost anything â€“ from fashion to fine interiors. Our latest lessons from movies gone by, however, come in the form of a would-be travel agent. Many a famous film has been set at many a famous resort. Weâ€™re following suit by booking the suites that served as backdrops for our favorites films. Pack your bags and get ready for your close ups.
The Film: Goldfinger (1964) The Location: Fontainebleau Miami Beach – Miami, FL Bond villains appreciate a stunning seaside resort just as much as anyone, so it shouldn’t be too shocking that it was at the Fontainebleau’s iconic pool where Goldfinger got caught cheating at cards by Sean Connery’s 007. Goldfinger’s attraction to the South Florida retreat back in 1964 is commendable and, undoubtedly, he would welcome a return visit today. The 22-acre oceanfront property in the heart of Millionaire’s Row on Collins Avenue has been a Florida landmark since its opening in 1954. From award-winning chefs and contemporary art to music, fashion and an endless poolscape featuring 11 different experiences accompanied by premium amenities and private cabanas, you’ll want for nothing at this beach escape. And then there’s Lapis, the spa that Martha Stewart has dubbed the most beautiful in America. Along with an opulent menu of treatments, the mineral pools, massage-jet showers and eucalyptus steam baths are a transport to another world. Outside, miles of sandy beaches reinforce the water theme here, all under the watchful eye of the hotel’s breathtaking architectural blend of Miami’s golden era and stylish modern luxury. MORE AT FONTAINEBLEAU.COM
The Film: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) In one of our favorite romantic comedies, forgetting Sarah Marshall was as difficult to do for Jason Segel as forgetting Turtle Bay Resort was for the audience. While we wish that the North Shore of Oahu respite actually did feature Mila Kunis at the front desk, Paul Rudd giving surfing lessons and Jonah Hill manning a host stand, this island paradise still has plenty going for it. To begin with, this place has no neighbors. It’s not Waikiki with the tourist zoo and the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. More than 800 acres see to it that you can really get away with private and secluded stretches of coastline, biking and hiking paths, golf, snorkeling, helicopter adventures, fishing and surfing. Of course, there’s also that enticing option of not doing a damn thing while clocking out at the pool for some sun, sleep and sips as well as a day (or many) at the spa. Our attention also rightfully focuses on the cuisine. Whether it’s the fresh seafood, yummy sauces, Hawaiian-inspired dishes or a world famous luau, we’d love another Mai Tai while figuring out our next bite. MORE AT TURTLEBAYRESORT.COM
The Film: American Wedding (2003) The Location: Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – Half Moon Bay, CA This spectacular backdrop for the third installment of the slapstick American Pie series only further emphasizes that the fate of the movie’s storyline will end up as special as this ocean bluff resort located just outside San Francisco. No cinematic negativity could call this place home, even if Steve Stifler is temporarily on the premises. There is so much heaven to be had here before even getting to indulge in a bedtime that includes feather beds with duvets and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Gazing at the Pacific from your fire pit with a bottle of Cab is a welcoming signal that you understand the proper mode for this visit. Sixteen thousand square feet of spa – a Ritz-Carlton spa for that matter – make for a relaxing excursion. Cooking classes, art classes, plenty of opportunities to drink wine at Cork Wine Bar, two championship golf courses and sailing lessons are all at your disposal. This gorgeous Northern California setting encourages you to get out and about, with tours that highlight shopping, dining, art exhibits, hiking, biking, horseback, driving, wineries and marine reserves.
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The Location: Turtle Bay Resort – Oahu, HI
The Film: Rain Man (1988) The Location: Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV The Rain Man suite at Caesars has been a pop culture legend since Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise took to counting a card or two in the classic film that garnered four Oscars back in 1988. Nearly 30 years later, Caesars Palace remains one of the Nevada desert’s most respected destinations and the reasons are glaringly obvious. Begin with the likes of Nobu, Restaurant Guy Savoy and MR CHOW to send your taste buds into overdrive. They’re all perfect meals before witnessing one of the music goliaths that finds their way to Caesars like Elton John, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, The Who, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. Want a stylish souvenir from your stay? Cartier, Fendi, Burberry and Louis Vuitton are just a few of your possible wardrobe additions. The award-winning spa is legendary. Qua Baths and Spa is a sprawling 50,000-square-foot sanctuary that includes a Laconium Room, the Crystal Body Art Room, three Roman baths and the only snowing Arctic Ice Room of its kind in the world.
Photos courtesy United Artists, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.
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The Film: Wedding Crashers (2005) The Location: The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond – St. Michaels, MD A prestigious and sublime locale playing host to so many hilarious lines and scenes with the likes of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson is quite the juxtaposition…and we love everything about the partnership. This Maryland Eastern Shore hideaway was the canvas for the Cleary family wedding reception headed by Christopher Walken, and was also the introduction for many movie lovers to a fledgling actor by the name of Bradley Cooper. A colonial estate sets the table for this property along the Miles River, with its famed manicured gardens providing awe throughout. With so many big wigs in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area, it’s no wonder that the inn’s Linden Spa is considered one of the best in Maryland, and the heated outdoor horizon-edge pool speaks for itself. Of course, a destination like this serves afternoon tea which, after a day of yachting through the resort’s sailing academy, can be a nice way to wind down. Want something stronger than tea? The Purser’s Pub with its leather chairs, open-hearth fire and old-world charm is ready and waiting for your drink order. MORE AT BELMOND.COM
The Film: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) The Location: Bellagio – Las Vegas, NV Julia Roberts never looked so good, descending those stairs in that classic red dress while Brad Pitt and Matt Damon watched in amazement. But with all due respect to our favorite pretty woman, Bellagio is a head turner in its own right. It wasn’t by accident that the Vegas jewel served as a major character in George Clooney’s heist. The resort and casino make it so easy to never leave. Why go to the world if the world can come to you? Bellagio shopping includes the most respected brands from Armani, Gucci, Harry Winston and Hermés. Hungry? Of course you are. Speak French at Le Cirque, go fish at Yellowtail, experience Harvest by Roy Ellamar or feast on LAGO, the first Italian restaurant from the James Beard Award-winning, Michelin-decorated Chef Julian Serrano. As you’d expect, Bellagio features an award-winning spa – 65,000 square feet worth, while five different pool options help you beat that Vegas heat. And don’t forget the beautiful water show from the world-renowned fountains – the same fountains that Danny Ocean’s crew admired after robbing the property for $150,000,000. Vegas baby.
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The Film: Lost in Translation (2003) The Location: Park Hyatt Tokyo – Shinjuku, Japan Bill Murray was bored, unhappy and exhausted in Japan, and New York Bar atop the Park Hyatt Tokyo was his only escape until he met Scarlett Johansson. Since the film came out, the popularity of this 5-star luxury hotel has been undeniable. Widely acknowledged as Tokyo’s finest, its perch on the top floors of a skyscraper offers unbelievable views to mix seamlessly with elevated luxury treatments, both literally and figuratively. Club on the Park is the spa and fitness center that sits on the 45th and 47th floors, replete with whirlpools, sauna, an indoor pool, massage, aerobics center and salon with a facial and nail room. Wagyu steak, kaiseki and the best sushi on the planet make every dining opportunity a celebration. In this case, you’re in one of the world’s great cities and to be able to call this address your home away from home is a true privilege. Perhaps this goes without saying, since we trust you’ve seen Lost in Translation, but you must hit New York Bar on the 52nd floor for a glass of Suntory and, in honor of Bill Murray, exclaim, “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.” Yoi ryok o (Bon Voyage!)
Photos courtesy Focus Features, Mediapro, Great American Films
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The Film: Midnight in Paris (2011) The Location: Le Bristol Paris – Paris, France Who would have guessed that this world-renowned hotel would take a backseat to so many other venues in this wonderful film with Owen Wilson rubbing elbows with the ghosts of literature’s elite? On top of it all, when Wilson’s character was at Le Bristol Paris, he had to deal with his ball busting in-laws-to-be and his selfinvolved fiancé (Rachel McAdams). We’re betting that the more recurring theme at this French phenom is pure felicite (bliss). Since 1925, the history and discreet luxury of these grounds has been unsurpassed, including the largest garden of palace in Paris. The French Garden is 1,200 square meters of spectacular greenery and has served as the backdrop for many a lunch, tea time and dinner by its pampered guests. You’re not likely to miss a meal here. Not with Michelin 3-star chef Eric Frechon orchestrating 110 highly qualified chefs at Epicure or at 114 Faubourg, the Bristol Paris Luxury Brewery that has a Michelin star under its belt and is directed by Patrice Jeanne. The awards for this haven are endless, as are the superlatives for this experience of a lifetime. MORE AT LEBRISTOLPARIS.COM
The Film: Dirty Dancing (1987) The Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, VA “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” Bad boy Johnny Castle’s romantic sentiment in 1987’s Dirty Dancing is one of the film world’s most famous. Along with it is the backdrop that was Max Kellerman’s dreamy getaway tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mountain Lake Lodge in picturesque Pembroke, VA has maintained all of the charm that the Houseman family enjoyed when spending the summer at Kellerman’s in the now classic film. Set in the mid-1960s, the resort played host to wholesome, AllAmerican family fun. Yet behind the scenes was a love story that defied the odds – and actress Jennifer Gray’s on-screen parents. Today, Mountain Lake Lodge welcomes guests looking to get away from it all to the sprawling property, where the Main Lodge that served as the primary setting for the film still serves as the inn’s anchor. Families enjoy card games and conversations much in the way that Dr. Houseman and his privileged pals did, or, for more privacy, one can rent cottages around the expansive perimeter (yes, Johnny’s cabin is available). Trust us, you’ll have the time of your life.
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The Film: Pretty Woman (1990) The Location: Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) – Beverly Hills, CA Call girls in Los Angeles never had it so good. Richard Gere can’t drive a stick shift, so a chance meeting with Julia Roberts curbside leads to her extended stay at the Beverly Wilshire. Cha-ching! The property even offers the Pretty Woman For A Day package, in which the hotel provides you with a Rolls-Royce, a personal shopping consultant for your time on Rodeo Drive and a stay in the Pretty Woman Suite (aka Presidential Suite) among other amenities. Wolfgang Puck’s twist on the American steakhouse, CUT, as well as The Blvd, which places you front and center on the patio overlooking the interesting passers-by of Wilshire and Rodeo, are two dining experiences that are highly recommended. This is Beverly Hills, for heaven’s sake. The glitz, the glam, the architecture, the spas, the shopping, the art, the restaurants – your only responsibility is to carefully schedule your calendar to fit everything in. Remember that this is hotel royalty, where the likes of Elvis, John Lennon and His Holiness the Dalai Lama called home for a time, so be your own pretty woman and let the concierge take care of the rest.
The Film: Couples Retreat (2009) The Location: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia “Holy shit, it's like a screensaver!” Jon Favreau’s character was right on the money with his first impression of St. Regis Bora Bora in Couples Retreat. What would ensue in this vacation film would be plenty of lessons, some learned the hard way, in growing and succeeding in love and marriage. One lesson that was immediately understood by everyone is that this is an absolute bombshell of a property that is beyond bucket list-worthy. A private island resort with 44 acres of paradise. The Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS is on its own island in the middle of the resort's private Lagoonarium. To us, it sounds like a spa within a spa, with 13,000 square-feet of serenity blended in with a secluded beach, facing the majestic Mount Otemanu. Where to lay your head down? Take your pick of an overwater villa, a pool beach villa, an oceanfront retreat villa or the Royal Estate which is a 13,000-square-foot private home. When it’s time to eat (and when isn’t it time to eat?), you’ll have your fill of sushi and seafood, Italian specialties and locally sourced, island-grown premium ingredients that are unique to Bora Bora. And should you happen to see Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis and Kristen Bell, then wish them well. They’re all there for some much-needed therapy. Then again, who isn’t? MORE AT STREGISBORABORA.COM
The Film: Some Like It Hot (1959) The Location: Hotel del Coronado – San Diego, CA This all-time movie classic has something for everyone. Comedy. Tony Curtis. Jack Lemmon. Marilyn Monroe. And another iconic beauty that’s still a stunner, Hotel del Coronado or “The Del.” The famed beach resort screams Old Hollywood with its secluded oceanfront cottages and villages serving as the most elevated of luxuries. With quarters ranging from one-to-three bedrooms, your VIP experience is replete with exclusive pools and hot tubs, private patios and balconies, front-of-the-line access to restaurant, recreation, spa and salon reservations, all provided by your personal concierge. Fireplaces, marble bathrooms and 400-thread-count bed sheets, bath sheets and towels all make check-out the most difficult thing about your stay. This is beach life so hang loose for surfing, coastal bike rides, yoga on the sand, sailing, golf, pool cabanas and the Spa at The Del, where the Pacific’s waves are your soundtrack for massage and treatments that give way to a private terrace and infinity pool to continue The Del’s magic touch. MORE AT HOTELDEL.COM
Photos courtesy Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Ashton Productions
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The Film: North by Northwest (1959) The Location: The Plaza Hotel – New York, NY Most guests enjoy their stay much more than Cary Grant’s character did in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Then again, when you’re mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, it can be tough to find time to enjoy a martini in The Oak Room. But we can certainly indulge…dirty with three olives. Opened in 1907 and designated as a New York City Landmark in 1969, The Plaza is listed on the Register of Historic Places and is the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark. If these walls could talk…kings, presidents, ambassadors and celebrities have all laid witness to this old-world luxury, from the Champagne Room, the Rose Club and the Shops at the Plaza to the Palm Court and the legendary (and the aforementioned) Oak Room and Oak Bar. The Plaza was so well known that Ernest Hemingway once advised F. Scott Fitzgerald to "give his liver to Princeton and his heart to The Plaza. "
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The Film: Casino Royale (2006)
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The Location: One&Only Ocean Club – Nassau, The Bahamas Daniel Craig’s first go-around as James Bond found himself chasing a lead down to the Bahamas at the One&Only Ocean Club. Poor guy. He won the keys to an Aston Martin in a card game, feasted on champagne and caviar in his oceanfront residence and, of course, spent the evening (and part of the morning) with a beautiful woman. The Ocean Club could not have asked for better marketing material. It’s apropos that your trip will take you to the Bahamas’ Paradise Island, where your days will cover everything from yoga, biking, tennis and an award-winning championship golf course, to diving, snorkeling, luxury yacht and deep-sea finishing charters. The One&Only Spa is the ultimate escape in your private treatment villa, with three sparkling blue pools and those famous white, sandy beaches kissed with sunshine and palm trees commanding your presence as well. MORE AT ONEANDONLYRESORTS.COM
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ONCE A DINING CHOICE BASED SOLELY ON PROXIMITY AND CONVENIENCE WHILE VACATIONING, HOTEL RESTAURANTS HAVE HAD A REVIVAL. IN FACT, THE RESORT EATERIES OF TODAY ARE DESTINATIONS IN AND OF THEMSELVES, OFFERING CRAFT COCKTAILS, UNIQUE DISHES, CELEBRITY CHEFS AND HIP SURROUNDINGS, ALL WHILE BEING STEPS FROM YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME. HERE, WE REVEAL OUR TOP TEN FAVORITES IN COLORADO. FROM THE HIGH COUNTRY TO THE FRONT RANGE, THESE RESORT-HOUSED RESTAURANTS HAVE US ETERNALLY IMPRESSED.
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The Broadmoor has long been synonymous with luxury and elegance. Its signature restaurant, The Penrose Room, opened in 1961 and maintains that high standard today. Well known and loved as a special occasion spot, the French-influenced menu is available in three, five or seven courses and is creative and seasonally inspired using local ingredients. You’ll dine on dishes like Angus Beef Tenderloin, Duck a L’orange and Roast Colorado Lamb. Have the restaurant’s sommeliers guide you to the perfect bottle of wine to accompany your menu or opt for something from their craft cocktail list. Perched atop of the resort’s South Tower, the restaurant overlooks the grounds and, as dusk falls, the city’s glittering lights are abundantly aglow. No detail is forgotten at the Penrose, where diners sup on white tablecloths under over-thetop chandeliers. Colorado’s only five star, five diamond eatery, The Penrose is known for its impeccable yet unobtrusive service – allowing their guests to relax and truly enjoy the experience. There’s a dance floor and in the background, the gentle notes of the Penrose Trio, accompanied by vocalist Lila Mori, inspire a romantic spin on the floor. The Broadmoor’s only truly formal restaurant (yes, gents need to don a blazer and a tie), this locale hearkens back to the days when a fella and a dame could enjoy an elegant, romantic evening out with music, dancing, fine dining and excellent service. This iconic restaurant could easily be a once in a lifetime dinner or a special occasion tradition – either way, the evening will be unforgettable.
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1 Lake Avenue // Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 719.577.5773 // broadmoor.com
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Legendary former Broncos quarterback John Elway has had a major win with his eponymous steakhouse, which has locations in Vail, Cherry Creek and DIA along with the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Denver. The hotel itself has just gotten a revamp with an updated lobby space, adding even more dimension to the entrance of Elway’s itself. With the idea of offering the perfect place for people to enjoy an elegant meal, eat over a business meeting or simply have a cocktail at the bar and unwind, the eatery has excelled. Diners can begin at the bar, ordering either a glass of wine that’s been expertly picked by Kellan, the resident sommelier, or something off the unique list of seasonal cocktails developed by the team behind the bar. One of our favorites: the White Negroni, made with local distiller Leopold Brothers’ small-batch gin, suze and Dolin bianco vermouth for a clean, crisp pre-dinner cocktail. Kellan’s wine list is cleverly organized to banish any sense of pretense from the otherwise upscale steakhouse. Instead of a tome detailing everything in the cellar, wines are simply listed by the glass or bottle. By the glass wines are titled with tongue-in-cheek phrases like “I bought it for the label” and “Unicorns and other rare creatures,” while by the bottle wine is listed by varietal from bubbles to cabernet. Elway’s downtown serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, including special holiday meals. And sticking to the no pretense theme, the restaurant is totally family-friendly, delivering a special meal just for kids. Elway’s menus offer what you’d expect to see at a steakhouse, but with a twist. So while you’ll find a classic wedge salad and beef tenderloin, you’ll also find unique offerings like Elway’s Lobster BLT and Prime Beef Enchiladas, smothered in red and green chiles. Whether a guest at the Ritz-Carlton or not, Elway’s scores a touchdown for hotel restaurants. 1880 Curtis Street // Denver, Colorado 80202 303.312.3107 // elways.com
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You’d never recognize Cherry Creek’s former Post Office today. It’s been razed and transformed into Halcyon –a chic, modern boutique hotel with a lounge resembling a living room and a check-in desk that doubles as a café and bar. The hotel offers easy access to Quality Italian, the new kid on the block from New York, and not so easy access to Boys and Girls Club, the swanky, 60s-style members only cocktail lounge downstairs. And while there are plenty of dining options in Cherry Creek, one of the best might be just downstairs from your room: Departure. Sister to the Portland restaurant of the same name, former Top Chef contender Gregory Gourdet (a Jean-Georges protegé) helms the kitchen and has created an Asiancentric menu that won’t disappoint. At the sleek bar that resembles the tail of an airplane, perch yourself on one of the white leather bar seats or grab a cozy spot in the semi-private, travel themed booths before enjoying one of mixologist Brandon Wise’s cocktails like the Shinobi, a blend of Knob Creek bourbon, Leopold’s Fernet, L’Afrique vermouth, ginger, mint and berries. Our don’t-miss dishes? The Departure Wings slathered in a sweet honey glaze, the Bibimbap, Chef Gregory’s riff on the Korean classic, and the Tom Yum Talay, a Thai seafood mix that will have you wanting to stay at Halcyon for good. Bonus: look for dim sum and cocktails passed poolside on the rooftop at Departure Elevated during the summer months. 249 Columbine Street // Denver, Colorado 80206 720.772.5020 // departuredenver.com
Designed to look like a modern version of an English manor estate, the St. Regis is an Aspen icon. Rows of windows dot the brick façade of the resort’s buildings, centered on an elegant pool and offering all the top-notch amenities you can dream up. From the spa to ski-in ski-out mountain access, the St. Regis has left no detail overlooked, including their restaurant, Chefs Club. With bright windows opening onto the umbrellaed patio (or a spot in front of the roaring fire) and curvy white chairs reminiscent of the provincial countryside, every seat in the house can get a view of the open kitchen. (Tip: those who really want to watch the action will want a seat at the chef’s counter.) Sister to the New York City restaurant of the same name, this Aspen gem invites renowned chefs from around the globe to contribute items to the menu. Sponsored by Food & Wine magazine, the seasonal and innovative 20 items on the menu come from 20 Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs Award recipients in a true collaboration. Under the curation of Culinary Director Didier Elena, you can enjoy dishes like Marcus Samuelsson’s Smoked Arctic Char or Daniel Bouloud’s Croque Monsieur. The courses are expertly paired with fabulous wines and plates are just as visually appealing as they are flavorful. You’ll find recipes from award-winning chefs like Eric Ripert, Mario Batali and our own local star Lachlan MackinnonPatterson of Boulder’s Frasca. Chefs Club was named one of the 100 best restaurants in the country by Time magazine and continues to be a concept just as interesting as the hotel it’s housed in. 315 East Dean Street // Aspen, Colorado 81611 970.429.9581 // chefsclub.com/aspen
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Downtown Denver’s transportation hub was revived with a $500 million-dollar renovation project that completely transformed and revitalized the city. Backing up on light rail tracks that can take riders from the airport to the burbs, the once dead and dreary Union Station got a total facelift. Adding in open lounge-style seating (and shuffleboard) in the central lobby has made it a destination for travelers and remote workers, a great place to meet, eat and repeat. Union Station now houses a handful of restaurants from breakfast (Snooze) and late night snacks (Mercantile or The Kitchen Next Door) to frilly cocktails (The Cooper Lounge) and grab and go (Acme Delicatessen). The developers also had the bright idea of adding a hotel, The Crawford, which has become a destination in its own right for locals and out-oftowners alike. From its black and white silhouette bedecked check in counter to its list of perks (room service from the station’s restaurants, free beer and ice cream, discounts at station shops and eateries), The Crawford is the picture of seamless elegance. Our favorite of Union Station’s restaurants is Stoic & Genuine, the seafood and raw bar concept from legendary Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski. James Beard Award winning Jasinski is the powerhouse behind local favorites like Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall and has been a cornerstone of the Denver dining scene for more than a decade. S & G, as it’s called by locals, has an open kitchen and counter lined with a raw bar. The ultra-fresh seafood on the menu is flown in from both coasts daily and you’ll find both classic and inventive takes on eats from the ocean. Raw oysters, Maine lobsters, New England style lobster rolls and fried clams are all on the menu, bringing the flavors of the shore to the landlocked city of Denver. As they like to say, no ocean, no problem. 1701 Wynkoop Street // Denver, Colorado 80202 // 303.640.FISH // stoicandgenuine.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is reminiscent of the grand lodges of the west, with towering log pillars, a massive stone fireplace and plush leather seating, inviting guests with a warm welcome made even warmer by Bachelor, their resident St. Bernard ambassador. The skiin-ski-out resort has a luxurious spa but also features live music and s’mores around the fire pit outside. The resort’s brand new signature restaurant, WYLD, takes its cues from the wilderness surrounding the hotel, featuring the flavors of Alpine cuisine. From the sprawling bar, WYLD serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. In the morning hours, kick start your day on the slopes with hearty dishes like Cast-Iron Huevos Rancheros with house-smoked carnitas, two fried eggs, spiced black beans and ranchero salsa or Duck Hash and Eggs, made with duck confit, poached eggs and citrus hollandaise. When skiing has worked up your lunch appetite, park yourself at WYLD for Shaved Colorado Lamb Dip, a Crispy Chicken Sandwich or Bison Schnitzel. Your après game will get a boost from western-inspired cocktails like the Saloon Barrel, a blend of Woodford reserve Kentucky bourbon, Campari and Carpano vermouth; or the Boot Knife, a blend of Glenmorangle 10-year scotch, Cointreau, ginger honey and lemon juice. Dinner at WYLD is a notch more sophisticated, with appetizers like Bison Carpaccio and Tuna Crudo. You’ll find Colorado Striped Bass and Bucatini with Colorado braised lamb ragout, Elk rack on the bone and hand-cut Poutine on the menu, too. Surrounded by the elegance of the Ritz-Carlton and the nature outside, WYLD has become an instant fixture at Bachelor Gulch. 0130 Daybreak Ridge // Avon, Colorado 81620 970.748.6200 // ritzcarlton.com REIGN • SPRING 2017
The Solaris complex in Vail is an attraction on its own. Centered on what is an ice-skating rink in winter and a grassy play area in the summer, the property is a cornerstone of Vail Village. The luxury residences come with a personal concierge, access to the Vail Vitality Center (a fitness center and spa), access to Bol and Cinebistro (a bowling alley and a movie theater, both of which serve food), plus shopping and a microbrewery. But the jewel in the Solaris crown is Matsuhisa, a destination restaurant known to foodies the world around. The brainchild of Nobu Matsuhisa, the Japanese-nouveau style menu draws from the chef’s classical training in Tokyo, but includes elements inspired by the countries he has lived, like Peru and Argentina. The restaurant is open to the Solaris check-in counter above, giving people watchers a birds-eye view of the bustle below, with the bar at the center of the action. Outfitted in large grey stone pillars and woodwork that recalls traditional Japanese architecture, the back wall’s floor-to-ceiling windows open up to panoramic mountain views. This dinner-only eatery also has a private back room at the sushi-counter, making a unique and intimate omakase dining experience. Diners will want to start with Shishito Peppers and a choice from the extensive sake menu before ordering house specialties like Scallops in Wasabi Pepper, Japanese Eggplant with Miso Sauce or Soft Shell Crab with Spicy Garlic Sauce. The sushi is really the draw at Matsuhisa, though, with unique offerings like Toro Tartare with Caviar, Tiradito with white fish, octopus and scallop and traditional style hand rolls. When in Vail, Matsuhisa is the place to find a world-class dining experience that only Chef Nobu Matsuhisa could create. 141 East Meadow Drive // Vail, Colorado 81657 // 970.456.0021 // matsuhisarestaurants.com
The lot The Little Nell is built on today has a history dating back several hundred years. It was once the summer hunting grounds of the Ute Indians, who staged an uprising in the winter of 1879. A group of miners who were advised to abandon their camp (so named for a favorite lady of the night) but refused. Ute City was renamed Aspen in 1880 and in just over a decade became the country’s largest silver producer, boasting two banks, a hospital, two theaters, an opera house, a police department and electric street lights. Though mining in the area tanked and the land had phases of its life as a railroad depot, a grazing pasture for the Aspen Dairy, a ski lift and a skier’s bar, in 1989 Aspen’s only Five-Star, FiveDiamond hotel was christened. It was built on the site of that funky ski-bum bar, named after the mining claim from a century before. The Little Nell remains the only ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen mountain, and as of its 20th anniversary, the luxury hotel has countless awards. Its signature restaurant, Element 47, was given Five-Star recognition in 2015, one of only 56 restaurants worldwide to earn the accolade. Taking its name as a nod to silver, the precious metal that made Aspen a boomtown, Element 47 serves breakfast, lunch, après and dinner daily, focusing on seasonally inspired dishes and locally produced ingredients. And though the walls are lined with artwork and rare wines, the vibe is completely casual. You can enjoy selections from the cheese cart and sample the Venison Tartare before moving on to the Squid Ink Tagliatelle or the locally sourced Wagyu steak from Little Nell Emma Farms. From a mining claim to an award-winning restaurant, Element 47 is an unforgettable experience. 675 East Durant Avenue // Aspen, Colorado 81611 855.920.4600 // thelittlenell.com REIGNMAG.COM
Arguably one of Telluride’s best restaurants, COSMOpolitan is housed in the Hotel Columbia, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown. The inn has just 21 rooms, and steps away is a happy hour hotspot and world-class eatery. In what used to be a grand saloon, Chef-owner Chad Scothorn’s fusion cuisine combines the flavors of French, Southwestern, Thai and American cooking styles. It’s an award-winning combination of classics like Lobster and Steak paired with international favorites like Sushi. Scothorn is a James Beard invitee and it shows on every innovative dish coming out of the kitchen. You’ll find goodies like Lobster Corndogs: lobster and shrimp sausage in corn batter alongside a Spicy Tuna Roll laced with avocado, mango, and cucumber. Entrees include everything from Vegetable Ramen and Kurabota Pork Two Ways to Seven X Wagyu Steak (sourced in Hotchkiss, Colorado) and Colorado Lamb Chops. Dessert ranges from classic Crème Brulee to a modern riff on Coffee and Donuts. COSMOpolitan’s wine cellar contains over 200 vintages from France, Italy, California and Oregon. Happy hour makes the perfect way to après, where sushi is half-priced and there are $5 signature Cosmos on tap. Bonus? The restaurant will provide room service to you at the Hotel Columbia, for a perfect meal without leaving your room.
301 West San Juan Avenue // Telluride, Colorado 81435 970.728.1292 // cosmotelluride.com
Devil’s Thumb is just a stone’s throw away from Winter Park, but it may as well be a world away. On 6,000 pristine acres in Tabernash, the property is part working cattle ranch and part high-end resort. Originally a dairy farm, the three Yager brothers converted the property into a resort in 1946, and operated it as a working dude ranch until 1972. Today, the original rustic building is the Ranch House Saloon. Starting in 2001, the ranch was rescued from a future as a golf course and instead got a life with the addition of 15 cabins, a conference center, a lodge and a world-class spa. At Ranch House Restaurant and Saloon, you’ll feel right at home while you enjoy a true Colorado experience. Ranch House is inside the original homestead, with sweeping views of the meadow and the stars, and features modern American cuisine. You won’t want to miss the Wagyu beef, born and raised at Devil’s Thumb. There are also western classics like Dry Aged Colorado Lamb Loin, Bacon Wrapped Elk Loin and Great Range Bison Short Ribs. Start with drinks in a plush leather chair in front of the fire before moving into the main dining room for dinner, where you can gaze at the setting sun through the huge windows that wrap around the entire dining room. There’s only one Devil’s Thumb. 3530 County Road 83 // Tabernash, Colorado 80478 970.726.5632 // devilsthumbranch.com
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On March 9th, Goldyn boutique partnered with the Denver Art Museum Contemporaries to host a multisensory fashion show to honor its Shockwave exhibit on revolutionary Japanese fashion designers from the 1980s-1990s. The event included an avant-garde runway show that incorporated dancers from Avatar Movement dance ensemble, as well as conceptional hair and makeup by Matthew Morris and Katelyn Simkins, an interactive art installation by Justin “Cacheflowe” Gitlin, wabi-sabi floral arrangements by Sacred Thistle and Japanese-inspired bites from Palettes by Kevin Taylor. Models were provided by Wilhelmina Denver. It was a colorful, exuberant crowd, drawing in Denver’s art and fashion patrons who were dressed accordingly.
1. Wilhelmina Models with Vanessa Barcus, Founder/Owner of Goldyn 2. Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, Curator of Fashion at Denver Art Musuem 3. Moriah Tulier, Ilana Shusterman, Frances Harjeet, Nora Case, Kimothy Pikor 4. Dancer from Avatar Movement Dance Company 5. Model in Annie Costello Brown jewelry 6. Philanthropist Arlene Hirschfeld 7. Interactive Art Installation by Justin Gitlin of Cacheflowe 8. Model in Henrik Vibskov 9. J Audrey Nelson and Melanie Watson
Saturday Night Alive
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The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) hosted its 37th annual signature fundraiser, Saturday Night Alive, on March 4th. This year’s sold-out, black-tie fundraiser brought together a crowd of 800 to support the DCPA’s extensive arts education programs, which reach more than 105,000 students. This year’s featured entertainer was Tony Award-winning choreographer of Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk, Savion Glover. Guests enjoyed a performance by Glover and his group of dancers and musicians, silent auction, cocktails and elegant sit-down dinner.
1. Chairs L. Roger and Meredith Huston with the 21017 SNA Committee 2. Guests are entertained at the postshow party 3. Lucky attendees of a Master Class with entertainer Savion Glover 4. Savion Glover was a sought after performer enjoyed by all 5. Savion Glover wows the crowd 6. Students took to the stage and performed 7. A post-show party kept guests celebrating into the late hours of the night Reign Magazine’s Spring Fashion Luncheon
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Reign Magazine’s Spring Fashion Luncheon
PHOTOS BY KATIE BRADSHAW
Ladies who lunch gathered together in style on April 5th at Seasons 52 for Reign Magazine’s Spring Fashion presentation. Guests dined on a three-course menu and sipped champagne as they enjoyed looks from Park Meadows Retail Resort, including the latest dresses from designers such as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld and Vince Camuto courtesy of Dillards. Gorgeous models dazzled the crowd, with hair and makeup provided by Michael of the Carlyle Salons. Afterwards, ladies departed with lavish gifts from Park Meadows and Little Nest Photography.
1. Park Meadows GM Pamela Schenck-Kelly with Dana Davis and Melissa de Koning 2. Ladies enjoyed a champagne brunch by Seasons 52 3. CC Dick, L’Erin Stortz, Caroline Anderson, Paige Reberry 4. Custom menus for the three course meals were designed by Reign’s art director, Jill Hodges 5. Editor in Chief Betsy Marr with Riley and Holly, models from Maximum Talent
6. Katherine Frost, Janci Lowry McClafferty, Molly Reinhardt, Kristen Brant, Hilary Wetmore, Jennifer Chick-Gray 7. Beautiful handbags by Dillards dazzle 8. Mini indulgences were enjoyed by all 9. Jenna Leeder, Jaime Miller and Amy Myer Smith 10. Holly models a gorgeous dress by Vince Camuto
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy take to the tennis courts at the home of Joseph Kennedy in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts the weekend of their engagement, June 1953. John F. Kennedy, who would later go on to serve as President of the United States from 1961-1963, would have turned 100 years old this May 29th.
May you fill your life with adventures, not belongings. May you be guided by a compass and not a clock.
May you revel in the scenic route. May you never stop exploring. And may you always remember that life is short and the world is wide.
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