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Inside the world of photographer Gray Malin

An insider’s guide to Aspen’s summer social scene

A crew of extraordinary female chefs take the culinary scene by storm

Fashion makes a nautical statement this summer

Interior design trends decoded

Hosting the ultimate summer fête, al fresco

Three legendary hostesses and their soireés – reimagined for today



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

A woodland themed birthday for the littlest of guests

Haunts and happenings for the man about town






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Bon vivant Jenny Lee Walsh shares her wanderlust spirit

Reign discovers five luxury Montage properties that are quickly becoming iconic

Inside five breathtaking Colorado abodes

Swoonworthy nuptials

The polished pros who lead the style pack

Snapshots from the hottest tickets in town

Our parting thoughts

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Editor’s Desk

I LOVE TO ENTERTAIN. DREAMY tablescapes using my grandmother’s vintage China, homemade arrangements of peonies, hydrangeas and garden roses, monogrammed linens, the perfect signature cocktail. Party planning is one of my greatest pleasures. And there is no better season to gather with friends than summer. In this, our second anniversary issue, we celebrate the home. From inspired interior décor, to artful entertaining, to outdoor living, Reign is showcasing Colorado’s most beloved designers, event planners and decorators. Of course, we’re also honoring the iconic women of years past whose flair for the dramatic have inspired today’s soirées (Hostess with the Mostess, page 40). From Babe Paley to Zelda Fitzgerald, our muses are anything if not colorful. Perhaps even more colorful and inspiring are the women of this year’s Denver Five. In Kate Bailey’s nicely written article, Party of Five (page 55) she sits down with the city’s top chefs of 2014 – all of whom happen to be female. The brainchild of my firecracker pal Leigh Sullivan, Denver Five is a hand-selected group of culinary phenoms who represent the Mile High City in such prestigious foodie fêtes as the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. As Panzano’s Executive Chef Elise Wiggins shares “Leigh doesn’t just hand it out. You need chops to earn a place.” Proof positive that Wiggins, along with Five counterparts Carrie Blake, Jenna Johansen, Aniedra Nichols and Nadine Donovan, are taking the kitchen by storm. I’m also swooning over the fashions and the photos in Anchors Aweigh (page 60). What a thrill it was to team up with one of my oldest friends, Chad Riley. As one of the nation’s most sought after fashion photographers (his accolades

include a tenure with Annie Leibowitz and published works in Vogue), Chad’s vision came to life as we sailed through Newport Beach, California to capture the perfect images for our nautical inspired story. Yet no summer issue would be complete without exploring our favorite mountain town as well. Check out I’m on the List (page 48) for an insider’s guide to Aspen’s summer soirées. From Food and Wine Classic to Art Crush, we have the behind-the-scenes look at the locals-only secrets for celebrating in style. I also hope you’ll log on to our brand new website,, where you’ll find up to the minute news, tips, trends and inspiration on living the good life in Colorado and beyond. We’re thrilled with our site’s much-anticipated makeover and can’t wait to engage our readers online each and every day. What’s more, our everpopular Reign Makers are back! Peek inside the lives of Colorado’s most influential ladies and the fabulous finds they cannot live without. As we close this, our eighth issue, we mark two years of publishing Reign magazine. A journey indeed, I am both humbled and proud of where our homegrown labor of love has come in just 24 months. In a world where print is so often considered passé, you have helped us show that Colorado knows a great thing when they see it, that quality editorial, imagery and design have a place in our community and that Denver, without a doubt, is so much more than a cow town. Cheers to life, style and the pursuit of fabulous! Yours in style,

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1 JENNY LEE WALSH Jenny Lee Walsh is Reign’s newest addition, sharing her sense of style and wanderlust spirit in her quarterly column, About Town. A native of Chicago, Jenny followed her penchant for design to New York City, where she worked for a luxury wine label. A thirst for adventure then led her to Colorado, where she earned her MBA in Entrepreneurship at CU’s Leeds School of Business. Upon completion Jenny founded her own venture, JJ SCHOLL, a boutique interior design firm based in Denver. Her style ethos balances luxe esoteric elements with a clean, classic slate. Additionally, Jenny is the designer/owner of the Aspen Charity Bracelet. As a descendant of the late Dr. Scholl – a bon vivant and traveler in his own right – Jenny is inspired by a rich heritage in design. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, dining out whenever possible, voraciously reading fashion + style magazines and walking her dog Winnie. 2 KATE BAILEY “Interviewing this incredible group of women was nothing short of an honor,” says contributor Kate Bailey who penned our feature about the Denver Five this year. “Accomplishments aside, their tenacity is reason enough to put them at the very top of their profession and they should be an inspiration to women everywhere.” Bailey, who has called Colorado home for more than 15 years, spent more than a decade as a writer and editor for regional shelter magazines. In 2007 she decided to tuck city life away for a while and headed to Aspen, where she took full advantage of “the good life” as a writer, editor and lover of all things luxe. On page 52, she shares a few of her favorite secrets to getting “inside the good life” during Aspen’s premiere festival season. 3 RAMEY CAULKINS Ramey Caulkins has been working in the design business for the past 15 years and in 2003 started her own firm, Griffin Design Source. Since then, Ramey has worked for numerous residential and commercial clients on projects as diverse as decorating a gourmet burger joint to designing her own line of whimsical women’s rain jackets – The Rainy Ramey. While the majority of her firm’s work has been done in Denver, she has attracted fans and clients from all over the country as well as Europe. Additionally, she is a frequent contributor to Reign on all things interiors and entertaining. In The Great Outdoors (page 36) she shares her penchant for chic, yet unfussy outdoor entertaining. Ramey lives just south of Denver Country Club with her husband and two children.

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ISN’T SUMMER ONE OF THE UNDENIABLE ELEMENTS that makes Colorado so special? I can’t help but think of that clever airline campaign from years past with the tagline, “want to get away?” There are countless places you can retire to that will allow you to experience what most people will never have at their disposal. I just received an invitation to fly fish on the Arkansas. River rafting trips will dot my calendar for the next few months. Hiking the likes of Hanging Lake, Maroon Bells and hopefully some peaks in the 13 and 14,000 foot neighborhoods are also on the docket. Ziplining? You better believe it. Mix in some games at Coors, patio and rooftop dining on hot summer nights coupled with excursions to the Vail Valley and Aspen and I think we have a winner of a season. As active and outdoorsy as this region is, these months in the middle of the year are when you witness a dynamic with everyone that, to me, epitomizes what this state and its residents are all about. On another note, I want to encourage you to keep an eye on my new column Reign Man. You and the man in your life might appreciate the various ideas and activities that are intended to help you discover some more fun. In addition to the column in the glossy pages of Reign, expect to see monthly installments online with more extensive reviews, features and interviews at As for our upcoming fall issue, we’re back in Colorado for a photo shoot that I can’t wait to share. Thanks again for your support and have a wonderful and safe summer!



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Just a short five-hour drive from Denver, Santa Fe is brimming with folklore, intrigue, culture and style. STAY Four Seasons Resort, Rancho Encantado stands as one of the area’s most opulent options, offering an off the beaten path escape in the middle of the Sangre de Cristo foothills. Set on 57 unspoiled acres that are quintessentially New Mexico, the property is as stunning as it is secluded. With 65 Casitas, nine of which are suites and each with a private exterior entrance, the resort is ideal for curling up by the wood burning fireplace or stargazing on the expansive patio. And as one might expect from a luxury Santa Fe property, the resort features a collection of contemporary local and regional artwork as well as an on-site outpost of the city’s renowned LewAllen Gallery.



PLAY Much like the town of Santa Fe itself, Rancho Encantado has no shortage of activities for thrill seeking travelers. In fact, the resort boasts a dedicated Adventure Center, where outdoor enthusiast Hans Loehr guides guests through the Sangre de Cristos on foot, mountain bike or snow shoe. Options range from a complimentary threemile loop around the property, to more elaborate jaunts like the Rio En Medino, which guides guests through mountain canyon meadows and up to a shimmering pool and waterfall. DINE One needn’t travel far to dine at some of Santa Fe’s best. The resort’s own Terra restaurant combines a unique sense of place with New Mexican culinary traditions, ultra-fresh local produce and Southwestern influences. Before or after dinner, enjoy drinks and appetizers in The Bar or al fresco cocktails on the courtyard or terrace. If you’re looking for something more understated yet equally authentic, have the resort’s Mercedes Bens fleet deliver you to nearby Tesuque Village Market. When you arrive at the seemingly seedy

SPA No trip to the Land of Enchantment would be complete without bringing the mind, body, spirit connection full-circle. The resort’s spa is impressive, with his and her outdoor Jacuzzis, sauna, steam and 10,000 square feet of treatment rooms where indigenous ingredients like blue corn, honey and Adobe clay are used to heal the skin and body after it is exposed to Santa Fe’s high desert. If you’re so inclined, you can also head to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, one of the oldest natural health resorts in the country. Its sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters have flowed from a subterranean volcanic aquifer for thousands of years. HEAR Before you leave, take in a performance by the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera. The Four Seasons is adjacent and is the closest resort to the venue, which seats over 2,000 in its open-air theatre. Prior to the entertainment, tradition dictates that guests join in a pre-performance tailgate party in the Opera’s parking lot – which is actually exceedingly more highbrow than it sounds. Think of it as an al fresco wine and cheese soirée. Four Seasons Resort Ranch Encantado 505.946.5700 Tesuque Village Market 505.988.8848 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs 505.583.2233 Santa Fe Opera 505.986.5900

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This summer, Denver’s beloved Union Station will open its reimagined doors to what is expected to be the city’s newest crown jewel. Part transportation hub, part marketplace, part dining district and part respite, the new Union Station will be a far cry from its former self, which although architecturally remarkable, was nearly vacant when it began to undergo its transformation. There’s no shortage of shopping – the likes of Cherry Creek North’s Bloom and the iconic Tattered Cover will have iterations in the space – and a number of renowned restaurateurs, including Alex Siedel (Mercantile Dining & Provision), John and Adam Schlegel (Snooze) and Jen Jasinski (Stoic & Genuine Fish), will be opening eateries. There’s also a boutique hotel, The Crawford, named for Dana Crawford, the visionary woman who led the charge to bring LoDo to its current glory. And of course, a well-appointed watering hole, The Cooper Lounge. Overlooking the Great Hall from Union Station’s second floor, the space channels a glam Hollywood vibe with a menu of swanky cocktails, many featuring Colorado liquors and an extensive spirits and wine list. Inspired by iconic rooms such as The Stork Club, the Starlight Room and The Clover Club, The Cooper evokes the same sophistication of the golden era. The Cooper, along with the rest of the new Union Station, will unveil in July. But if you can’t wait for a taste, we have the recipe for one of its sure-to-become classic cocktails – The Approximation.

THE APPROXIMATION 1 ½ oz Proximus Tequila 1 ½ oz Yellow Chartreuse ½ oz Leopold Bros Maraschino liqueur ½ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 bar spoons Golden Moon Crème de Violette Combine all in mixing glass, add ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass.



SOCIAL HOUR For those who dine out frequently, the experience can become a bit blasé. And with so much creative talent in Denver – from chefs to mixologists to musicians – it really needn’t be. This was Paul Laurie’s notion when he created Silver Spork Social, the underground supper club that has foodies all a flutter. Laurie, whose other entrepreneurial pursuits include Walking Tree Travel, brings the city’s top culinary pros together for a monthly series of pop up dinner parties, with the ultimate twist. Guests sign up not knowing what they’ll be eating, where they’ll be dining or whose company they’ll be keeping, and arrive at LoDo’s Tattered Cover locale. From there, they wait for the dapper gent in a top hat, carrying a giant silver spork to arrive (namely, Laurie) who will lead them to their destination for the evening – an eclectic

downtown loft. The soirée itself is a creative adventure – think blindfolded courses and musical chairs – and the food is second to none. “The goal of each Silver Spork is to tap into the immense talent that the Denver culinary scene has by bringing together the most cutting edge chefs and bartenders and giving them complete creative freedom,” Laurie explains. Once the menu is set, it is given to a musician to compose a soundtrack for the evening. Past Silver Sporks have seen the likes of Breckenridge Distillery, Second Home, Four Seasons, Parallel 17 and Old Major to name a few. A donation of $90 covers the cost of five courses and five drinks. Silver Spork Social Monthly soireés, check website for dates




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PINT SIZE PARTYGOERS WERE DAZZLED by the thoughtful details at Storey’s third birthday. Because the birthday girl is smitten with animals and the outdoors, her mother, event planner extraordinaire Ashley Summers, opted for a breakfast soirée meets indoor camping theme. Of course, the trappings were anything but typical. A modern studio space was completely transformed into a lush forest of pine trees, feathers and wildlife. A playful forest overflowing with faux fur fabrics, antlers and even a tee-pee made for a morning of wonderland adventure for the young birthday girl and her guests. From the moment they received the birch paper invitation, the stage was set for wild surprises. As guests entered, they were greeted by a long children’s table adorned with a suspended floral chandelier and custom tree stump seating. A camping-themed favor was set on each, serving as both gift and place card. To the left of the table was a donut bar and party crown cart where each child wore a DIY feather party crown. Nearby, a vintage dresser displayed beautiful cakes and even a layered pancake! After they indulged in breakfast, donuts and sweets, the guests enjoyed a tee-pee reading area and wildlife photo backdrop.


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THE RIVER WILD With the dumping of snow that the high country has enjoyed this winter, the subsequent run-off should make this upcoming river rafting season one of epic proportions. My first trip? The Arkansas in Buena Vista under the guidance of Wilderness Aware Rafting. If rating’s not your thing, you can hop in a kayak or explore the more than 102 miles of Gold Medal Trout fishing. Wilderness Aware also offers a bevy of other quintessentially Colorado pastimes – think mountain biking, ziplining and horseback riding. Plus, they’ll plan an overnight rafting trip replete with a bar and premium booze for imbibing on dry land. ›› MORE AT RAFTTHEBEST.COM CLICK ON WILDERNESS AWARE COLORADO RAFTING OR CALL 719.395.2112.

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HIGH HOPES Celebrity Chef David Burke (of Top Chef Masters fame) is opening his first restaurant in the West this August with David Burke Kitchen Aspen. For good measure, Burke’s also unveiling a sister nightclub and lounge, Huckleberry Hall, in the same building. Patrons will be privy to menu items that will cater specifically to a certain Colorado “demographic” including a “Wake and Bake” themed section. Yes. You read that correctly.

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CENTER ICE In my world, it’s never too soon to secure tickets for sporting events. Witness the “Battle at the Broadmoor,” featuring the LA Kings and the Colorado Avalanche in a preseason NHL matchup on October 2nd at the super posh Broadmoor World Arena. Be there when the puck drops – tickets are on sale now.

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For my first foray as author of “About Town,” I contemplated exotic locales both far and wide. But before I go galavanting across the country, I thought I would share an insight into my everyday life and what I do best: shopping + dining. To be honest, as a transplant from Chicago by way of New York City, Colorado was a bit of a shock to the system when I moved here six years ago. Since then, I have carved out a beautiful little life for myself discovering the gems between Denver and Boulder. BY JENNY LEE WALSH



Material Girl BON VIVANT JENNY LEE WALSH SHARES HER WANDERLUST SPIRIT AND STYLE SENSIBILITIES WITH REIGN DAY 1: CHERRY CREEK NORTH One of my absolute obsessions is textiles. There is no easier way to give your home a quickie makeover than with a new duvet, throw pillow cover or table runner. And what makes a nicer gift than a cashmere throw or linen cocktail napkins? My first destination in discovering a mini world of colorful textile is Bloom in Cherry Creek North. This jewel box shop is bursting with perfectly potted succulent life and glamorous tabletop decor. A brass envelope opener by Kelly Wearstler inlaid with precious stones, anyone? A credenza holds the only complete selection of Cire Trudon candles from Paris I have seen in Colorado. The absolute height of luxury as far as candles go, which speaks volumes coming from a Diptique collector. Let’s get back to the mission and continue around the corner to the far back room. Here I

can get lost for hours in the wall of stacked textiles in every shade of the rainbow. Though I suppose sesame isn’t exactly a color of rainbow.... but you know what I mean. The offering ranges from organic cotton and linens to knobby wovens and hand-embroidered pieces. I am currently feeling a blue period and immediately dive into the pile of hand-dipped indigos, velvet royal, cerulean and chambray fabrics. The owner, Anuschka, is recently back from a trip to India so you can find a fabulous selection of vintage sari fabrics. I am in the market for a new table runner and they offer to cut a patterned cobalt piece into the specs of my desire. Customizing feels so special in a commercialized world. All this exploring will build an appetite so it’s time to stop into my favorite lunch locale in this neck of the woods, True Food. I suppose it is rather ironic to go from custom

shopping to a chain restaurant, but I am full of contradictions. True Food really has enough fresh produce, unique ambience and Dr. Weil’s stamp of approval to throw any thoughts of homogeneity out the window. The textures of Aspen trees, reclaimed barn wood and lemon lime Toolix chairs are perfect at this juice-lovers Mecca. I am a creature of habit, so I rarely venture outside the Mediterranean Chopped Salad or Andy’s TLT. Honestly, I prefer the tempeh to greasy bacon in the latter. Today I go with the Chopped, a bowl of deluxe Marcona almonds, cool cucumber, cherry tomato, satiating quinoa and a lemon vinaigrette that becomes slightly creamy when you mix up the salty feta. It would be a faux pas to forgo a trendy pressed juice at a place like this, so I request one from the old menu - the carrot/ apple/ginger. The customized juice order is a bit of a regular’s secret.

Another tip, do not wait in the long hostess line unless you have a larger party. I sneak in and snag a seat at the bar, where I can do some major people watching from my perch at one of the best “ladies who lunch” spots in town. DAY 2: BOULDER Day two and I am off to Boulder for some more textile shopping. Cedar & Hyde Mercantile is a newly opened boutique with a well-curated selection of esoteric home and kitchen goods, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and other unusual objects. I am immediately drawn

to the industrial shelving fixture holding luscious table linens, towels and blankets. The neutral tones could turn any home bathroom into a spa oasis. The beautiful owners, sisters Christie and Poss Lambert, are quick to help (in a carefree, easy-going manner. I cannot stand over-bearing sales associates). The girls hand-select every item in the store and are knowledgeable about the product origins and craftsmen. A stack of grey waffled towels captures my intrigue and I learn they are a super-absorbent Japanese cotton-linen blend that gets softer with every wash. Oh would I like to replace every towel in my home

with these deluxe treasures. And the shaggy goat hair rugs hanging on the ladder alongside are simply to die for. With much to marinate over (those Turkish hand towels would be a great hostess gift...), I head across the street to nosh. The white, airy interior of the Beehive promises a fresh brunch. No menu necessary, I order my usual, the Local Harvest. Or as I affectionately dub it – the Boulder Hippyexpensive ingredients in an organic pot. Speaking of textures, this dish has it all. Layers of creamy polenta, silken caramelized onions, buttery Hazel Dell mushrooms and crunchy asparagus topped with melted Grana and an over easy egg that oozes as I break the yolk. My freshly squeezed G.J. (grapefruit juice) has a nice bite to cut the creamy dish and the salmon hue is a lovely complement to my blue ensemble. Yes, I honestly thought that. To complete the look – er, meal – a hand sketched placemat is the perfect accent over the cool marble bar top. Voila! Two days of sumptuous textile shopping and chic noshing. Enjoy the exploring.


Here I can get lost for hours in the wall of stacked textiles in every shade of the rainbow. Though I suppose sesame isn’t exactly a color of rainbow.... but you know what I mean.

Bloom by Anuschka True Food Kitchen Cedar & Hyde


Beehive Restaurant







“Oftentimes, impromptu entertaining can be the most fun. Invite your friends and their kids over for a Saturday night dinner al fresco.”

here’s nothing quite like summer in Colorado. The long, blissful days. The warm weather and afternoon thunderstorms. The lush lawns and the fragrant blooms. All reasons that we love our sweet state and all reasons that outdoor entertaining is perhaps our favorite sort. “Oftentimes, impromptu entertaining can be the most fun,” Denver-based interior designer and lifestyle expert Ramey Caulkins attests. “Invite your friends and their kids over for a Saturday night dinner al fresco.” Known for her chic yet unfussy style, Ramey believes in the power of simplicity when entertaining - especially outdoors. “Summertime meals with friends are the best, but doing the dishes afterwards gives me the blues. I believe in paper plates!” Practicality being key to enjoying your guests as opposed to your clean up chores, she recommends Chinet’s new square style plates. “Tres chic and tres cheap,” she says. Also key? Having a comfortable, inviting outdoor living space in which to entertain. Putting her interior design skills to use in an exterior space, Ramey’s own abode features outdoor décor that is just as posh as the home’s interiors, yet in keeping with her credo, entirely “unfussy.” Outdoor fabrics in vibrant colors and bold patterns that bring a sense of whimsy to otherwise neutral, classic patio furnishings and a well stocked bar cart are two of the main ingredients for both



living and entertaining outdoors with casual elegance. However, one needn’t own a bevy of furnishings to entertain al fresco. “If you don't have outdoor furniture, invest in a round folding table and skirt. Easily stored and frequently used. You'll love having this at your entertaining fingertips." For those with little ones, creating an outdoor children’s table is a fun way to incorporate your youngest guests into the mix. Set a table with colorful plastic dinnerware and serve simple, healthy snacks – think fresh fruit and popcorn for an afternoon snack on the patio. Décor aside, creating the right ambiance can make all the difference in a summer evening soirée. A fantastic way to keep the mood fun and festive is by playing a parlor game. “Play something for all ages. Charades is always a good one or my favorite, Celebrity,” Ramey suggests. “This game is just as much fun to play with kids as it is adults. You will get a kick out of watching your 8-year-old deliver a clue!” And when it comes to the menu, simple and casual can also be completely elegant. “Keep it simple. Sandwiches and a big salad are perfectly acceptable entrees. Add a great bag of your favorite chips and don't forget a coke with a rim of sea salt!” And if dinner doesn't suit, why not have friends for brunch? A summer day, your nearest and dearest and a meal made ahead of time will allow you to enjoy your guests. “I love overnight French Toast – prepare the night before and serve it for a crowd without standing over a hot stove. Add a bowl of fresh berries, sprinkled with a bit of sugar and lemon zest and don’t forget the Rosé.” For a complete list of outdoor entertaining recipes, visit

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS, REALLY. THE afternoon tea served on the terrace. The craftsman style cottages reminiscent of a bygone era. The Egyptian cotton towels. The fact that everyone – from the bellman to the maître d' – knows your name. These are the details that set the Montage brand apart. And whether you’re visiting the California coast, the peaks of the Rockies or the lowcountry of South Carolina, the experience is much the same. Refined. Discerning. Flawless.

It all began nearly eleven years ago, when Montage unveiled its first and perhaps most iconic property in Laguna Beach, California. Since then, Montage has built two other hotels – Beverly Hills and Deer Valley – and recently added the historic Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina to its portfolio. This month, the brand will add its first resort outside the continental US to the mix as it opens Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui. And while all five resorts maintain their own unique architecture and style indigenous to their geography, the tenants that make a property a “Montage” property remain. An emphasis on art, a focus on the resort’s community and surroundings, a strong affinity for design and distinctive culinary experiences.

Montage Laguna Beach THE COMPANY’S ORIGINAL RESORT, MONTAGE LAGUNA Beach is the area’s most coveted respite, due in large part to its sweeping ocean views that each of its 248 guest rooms and 60 suites are privy to. But the crash of the waves and views of the water are only the beginning. The hotel itself is the epitome of understated luxury, sitting on 30 acres of picture perfect landscape, yet in the most classic of manners. From the wood and stone architecture, to the crown moldings, copper gutters and Cape Cod style roof, the resort was built with the beachfront art community of Laguna Beach – one that dates back to the early 1900s – in mind. A definitive distinction from most of the resort’s Spanish style contemporaries. There are no bad rooms, or bad views, since all of them boast balconies that face the Pacific. Much like the homes that grace the hillside above, Montage is elegant, but not overdone. It’s luxurious without being ostentatious. Contemporary but comfortable. Its spa – all 20,000 square feet of it – is among the best appointed in the nation. The usual suspects abound, a sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, fireplace lounges and whirlpools making for the ultimate retreat, but the adult-only lap pool with full ocean views makes it truly resplendent. Opt for the 90-minute Laguna Beach Organic Facial, a luxe treatment that uses concentrated seaweeds and raw algae to nourish and balance the skin. Afterwards, order the Cucumber Crush (voted So Cal’s best skinny cocktail) poolside, and curl up on a chaise as you watch the waves post-treatment. The Loft is the property’s more casual dining option, yet still boasts an award winning team of chefs and sommeliers. In fact, the restaurant even employs an in house fromagier who curates a renowned selection of cheeses in The Loft’s cheese gallery. Guests can settle in at the marble counter and sample varietals much in the same way they would with a som when tasting wines. Studio, perched in its own charming space above the Pacific, is one of the area’s most celebrated restaurants and with good reason. Studio serves modern French cuisine with California influences best experienced via the ever-changing six-course chef ’s tasting menu. The chef scours the California coast to find fresh ingredients from the sea, local ranches, orchards and farms, even enlisting a personal forager in his pursuit. Studio’s wine program is equally impressive, with a pedigreed sommelier perfectly paring wines from over 2,500 labels. The space itself – an idyllic knoll with sweeping ocean views – plays host to a pair of twin palms, known as “Luci and Desi” in honor of the Hollywood couple’s 1953 movie filmed at Studio’s very location, The Long, Long Trailer.





Montage Beverly Hills JUST UP THE COAST FROM MONTAGE’S original Laguna Beach property sits the second hotel in the brand’s growing collection, Montage Beverly Hills. A see and be seen playground in the midst of America’s most famous zip code, the hotel is stunning in every sense. Inspired by the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and Mediterranean styling prevalent in Beverly Hills, the hotel itself evokes the same residential ambiance of Southern California’s glamour estates of the 1920s and 1930s. Inside, the space brims with the level of luxury one might expect – an over-the-top spa and Kim Vo Salon, afternoon tea served by the property’s onsite “tea specialists” and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. The rooftop pool and cabanas – a lush oasis in the middle of bustling Beverly Hills – play host to style savvy visitors, both famous and less so. Book a cabana, along with the “unwind” package and bask Bev Hills style – a massage, poolside lunch and cold pressed juice sampler are all included. Dining at Scarpetta, the hotel’s most impressive on-property eatery, is a must. Helmed by celeb chef Scott Conant, Sarpetta serves modern Italian cuisine alongside an inspired craft cocktail menu.



Montage Deer Valley MONTAGE’S FIRST FORAY OUTSIDE the confines of California was an extraordinary one. Montage Deer Valley opened its alpineinspired doors in late 2010, immediately becoming Park City’s toniest respite. The lodge’s coveted location atop Empire Pass makes for a ski in/ski out experience in every sense of the word while remaining mere minutes from the area’s charming downtown. A cozier iteration of the Montage brand, Deer Valley plays perfectly into its surroundings. A 35,000 square foot mountain-style spa is perhaps Montage’s best appointed in the entire portfolio. Both an indoor lap pool and an outdoor pool and private sundeck are exclusive to spa guests and offer a sanctuary from the busier resort pool. For foodies, options are plentiful, the newest of

which is Burgers & Bourbon. Housed inside the resort’s Apex restaurant, Burgers & Bourbon serves the classics – from gourmet burgers and fresh cut fries to hand spun shakes and craft spirits. The menu pays homage to local artisans and farmers and the bar boasts over 100 bourbon selections. Also check out Yama Sushi and Vista Lounge and Terrace, both of which offer award winning cuisine.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort EARLIER THIS YEAR, MONTAGE moved east, assuming management of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff. It was the first time that the company added an existing property to its portfolio. A shrewd move, as the Inn lays claim to Conde Nast’s #1 spot for top resorts in America. And in true Montage fashion, the brand is taking an already iconic property to new heights with a planned $100 million expansion. The Inn embodies everything that’s wonderful about southern living. Set on 20,000 acres in South Carolina’s idyllic Lowcountry, the resort is quintessentially southern – both in style and in substance. Its 50 pristine cottages evoke the region’s flavor with moss draped oak trees, shaker style furnishings and wraparound porches, perfect for relaxing in a hammock as the world around you slows, if only for a bit. For link livers, Jack Nicklaus’ Signature May River Golf Course is ideal and is surrounded by a sweeping nature preserve. There’s also horseback and bike riding available throughout the property or if you’re most privy to the water, canoes and scenic river cruises. Dining is a celebration of all that is southern with four restaurants all of which serve locally sourced cuisine and fine wines. And with an on property, traditional Chapel, more than a few southern belles have celebrated their nuptials at the Inn in grand South Carolina style.




By Betsy Marr


Mostess with the

The Hostess:



– Truman Capote on Paley

Her Calling Card

The consummate socialite and most pedigreed of hostesses, Babe Paley was a legend in every sense. Perhaps the most fashionable woman of all time, the former Vogue editor and famed debutante was appointed to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958 after being named the second best dressed woman in the world by Time magazine in 1941 (behind Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor). Born and raised in Boston as Barbara Cushing, her father was a professor of medicine at esteemed universities like Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins and her older sisters, Minnie and Betsey, married into the Astor and Roosevelt dynasties respectively. While working at Vogue, the aptly dubbed “Babe” met and married oil heir Stanley Mortimer, Jr. They had two children before uncoupling in 1946, when Babe married CBS founder William Paley. Soon after, Babe left Vogue and began focusing more on her social status than her career – gallivanting with New York’s elite ladies. She became the well-known muse of Truman Capote, who considered Paley the leader of his pack of “Swans” – the young, attractive, affluent women with whom the eccentric author was obsessed. Yet Paley famously dropped Capote as a friend when excerpts of his much-touted work in progress, Answered Prayers, revealed the gossipy confidences of many of New York's elite.

Her Soirée

The epitome of society, style and class. Everything is designer, down to the Hermès china and crystal. Arrive dripping in diamonds and your most fabulous Valentino (Paley was one of the designer’s earliest muses). The florals will stun and naturally, Babe’s guests will leave with proper party gifts – ultra chic Rigaud Candles, made famous by pal Jackie who was rumored to fill the White House with the French flames.

Her Guest List

The usual swan suspects abound – C.Z. Guest, Slim Keith, Gloria Guiness, Lee Radziwill and Jackie Kennedy will all be making indelible appearances.

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Her Calling Card

The Hostess:



Heiress. Socialite. Supermodel. Actress. Tragedy. All of the above applied to Miss Edie Sedgwick. The “it girl” who could trace her roots back to The Mayflower and signing of the Declaration of Independence, Sedgwick was known for her irreverent ways. Dubbed “Girl of the Year” in 1965, her charmed life was in actuality anything but. Eventually, Sedgwick found her way to the prestigious St. Timothy’s School in Maryland, before having to leave due to multiple bouts with anorexia. But by the mid 1960s, Miss Sedgwick had made her home in New York City, where she took up with the likes of Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert – two Harvard professors who introduced the budding socialite to LSD. Soon after, she met avant-garde artist and film producer Andy Warhol, who became the biggest influence on Sedgwick’s colorful legacy. The heiress would go on to star in nearly twenty of Warhol’s films, including the aptly cast Poor Little Rich Girl, most of which were shot at Warhol’s art studio, fondly referred to as The Factory. All the while, she became quite smitten with musician Bob Dylan, yet the feelings were seemingly unrequited. Dylan admits to knowing Sedgwick, but not to a romantic relationship. Later, the ill-fated heiress found her way into the arms of eventual husband Michael Post, whom she met while both were staying at the Cottage Hospital for mental care in 1970. And just as Sedgwick had once predicated, her harrowing life was cut short after a drug and alcohol overdose in 1971. Segdwick was 28 at the time of her death, a fate she proclaimed years earlier. “I went to a party once, and there was a palm reader there and when she looked at my hand, she just froze. And I said to her ‘I know. My lifeline is broken. I know I won't live past thirty.’ ”

Her Soirée

Psychedelic, colorful and full of intrigue. The swingin’ sixties are in full effect. Dress in modish couture. Sedgwick’s signature ensemble? Graphic mini dresses, black leotards and oversized chandelier earrings. Incense are burning and the record player is turning as you indulge in vodka cocktails and if you’re so included, a doll or two with Miss Sedgwick.

Her Guest List

The beatnik gliteratti abounds. Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Paul Morrisey and Chuck Wein surround Sedgwick with their eclectic presence.

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Her Calling Card

The Hostess:



As with so many of history’s heroines, Zelda Fitzgerald was fabulously troubled. A formidable presence in Southern society, Alabama-bred Zelda was quite literally the belle of the ball. A privileged if not spoiled upbringing made the budding debutante turned writer precocious to say the least. With her family’s political legacy dotting the local papers, Zelda was in the spotlight from day one. When she met a dashing young Yankee named F. Scott Fitzgerald, she immediately dismissed him, despite an unmistakable attraction. Undeterred and determined to win her affection, F. Scott Fitzgerald poured himself into his first novel, This Side of Paradise. After its success, Zelda agreed to move to New York and marry Fitzgerald. Soon, the Fitzgeralds would move to Europe, where they socialized with luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and indulged in the decadence of Paris in the 1920s. With novels like The Great Gatsby making them the most talked about couple in town, Zelda and Scott seemingly had it all. Yet underneath the surface, Zelda was deeply disturbed. Their marriage was a tangle of jealousy and spectacular fights and by the end of the decade, Zelda was committed to a sanitarium in Maryland where she was labeled schizophrenic, although most modern scholars agree she was more than likely bipolar. Personal demons aside, Zelda Fitzgerald, who was dubbed by her husband as the first American flapper, was a storm of intrigue, style, fashion and fun. Her soirées, naturally, were much the same and have lived in infamy for the better part of a century.

Her Soirée

The roaring twenties, defined in every sense. Zelda’s celebrations are anything but tame. The champagne is flowing and the flappers are dressed in their finest. Don your beaded gown and feathers, mixed with layers of diamonds and pearls. Since the fête is in Paris, Dom Perignon is the natural choice, as are saucers from the house of Baccarat.

Her Guest List

The Ex-Pats and artists will be there. Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas and Robert McAlmon all make the cut.

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t’s late May in Los Angeles and Gray Malin is at work in his studio – a freestanding space in the stylishly renovated 1930s bungalow he shares with his husband, Jeff and rescue dog, Stella. Clad in topsiders, pastel shorts and a perfectly wrinkled button down, it’s not surprising to learn he’s just returned from The Hamptons where he was promoting his coveted series of aerial photos shot in the storied east coast enclave. At 28 years old, Malin is arguably photography’s fastest rising star. And while his career may have begun just miles away in a pop up tent at the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market, today his work hangs on the art world’s most tasteful walls – from J. Crew’s flagship store in London to celebrity homes from coast to coast. A Dallas native, Malin went to school in Boston before landing in Los Angeles where he worked in marketing for Paramount Pictures. Soon, he found himself capturing artful images in places like Paris, Prague, Venice and even Marfa, Texas where he created the now iconic Prada Marfa series. But it wasn’t until 2011 that the artist discovered the signature bird’s eye style for which he is beloved. “I was on the top floor of the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, looking down on this crazy swimming pool with all the people and these bright colors below,” he remembers. “I went wild taking photos but it didn’t become much more than a screensaver at first. A few months later I was staring at it and the idea came to me to find more pools.” And find he did. Soon, Malin found himself in Miami, where the Art Deco pools seemed like the perfect subjects for his new pursuit. But the tony hotels didn’t want the relatively unknown artist shooting from their rooftops and so with that, he chartered a helicopter, accidentally venturing over Miami’s beaches in his quest. “It was after we’d shot the pools that we just decided to swing over the beach. Seeing that view, beaches became my new obsession.” Since then, Malin has shot the world’s most celebrated scenes – from the shores of Australia’s Bondi Beach to the slopes of Aspen. His work is colorful, chic, playful and full of intrigue – a reflection of the man behind the lens. And while it begins with a single photograph, to Malin and his loyalists, it’s so much more. It’s a lifestyle. “It starts with the idea of capturing an image but it unfolds a jet set lifestyle that evokes the essence of a getaway, or an escape,” the artist maintains. His escapes – trekking through Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world to capture brightly



“OUR NEXT SERIES IS AQUA GLAM AND IT CENTERS AROUND SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING WITH AN ART DECO FEEL. IT LAUNCHES THIS MONTH, JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER.” colored balls bouncing across the landscape and llamas clad in white balloons – are never without thought, purpose and unending inspiration, sometimes even including undertones of social issues. Last year, Malin journeyed to the wilds of Antarctica where he captured his self admitted favorite series to date, in part because of the level of difficulty the continent’s treacherous terrain posed. With a bevy of inflatable pool toys and beach umbrellas in tow, the photographer rowed through icy waters via kayak to stage the perfect photos – think pink flamingos and live penguins, a lone beach ball amidst sharp glaciers and a giant swan skimming the surface of an iceberg. “I am partial to Antarctica because it was such a difficult series to capture. Each image is filled with compassion. It’s about the changing landscape of the earth. Given the multiple near death experiences that I faced, it’s a body of work I still have a hard time putting a price tag on,” he admits. But Malin has, fetching upwards of $10,000 for a large-scale print in the limited edition, numbered series, proceeds of which benefit The Climate Reality Project. This kind of philanthropy isn’t new to Malin. His ever-popular Prada Marfa collection raises funds for Ballroom Marfa, the very group that curated, protects and maintains the art installation that serves as Malin’s subject. Proceeds from his new collection of Malin-photo clad surfboards benefit SurfAid International, an organization that improves the health, well being and self reliance of people living in some of the most isolated regions of the world. It’s not surprising, given his passion for giving back, that Malin remains decidedly humble despite

fast and relatively profound success. “I just love bringing joy and happiness to an audience of fun spirited people. Hopefully I inspire them in some way,” he laughs. “I wish I could take credit for everything going on but the truth is I have an incredible team of four women who make every day amazing. They are the shining stars of my brand.” A brand that is growing, it seems, at lighting speed. In the past year, Gray Malin has launched a collection of wallpaper, has partnered with J. Crew on their envy-inducing summer campaign, has unveiled the aforementioned surfboard collection, collaborated on a line of ceramic accessories with lauded artist Jill Roswenwald and just introduced a line of men’s and women’s swimwear. All in addition to his photography collections. Next on the docket? “Synchronized swimming!” he declares with fervor. “Our next series is Aqua Glam and it centers around synchronized swimming with an art deco feel. It launches this month, just in time for summer.” And given the impact of the likes of Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, Malin’s popularity isn’t waning any time soon. “It’s interesting being a fine art photographer in this day and age because social media has changed everything. Photographers generally are behind the camera and rarely seen – but now people want to see who is standing there and taking the image,” he explains. Yet still, Malin maintains that it isn’t about him – it’s about the work and how it fits into a collector’s everyday life. “Each body of work begins with the end-product in mind – one’s walls.”

Clockwise from Top Malin capturing his beloved beaches as he dangles from a helicopter in style “Miami Pink Umbrellas” from the Art Deco Miami Collection A Los Angeleno by way of Dallas, Malin’s self described style is “classic and preppy.” “Llamas White Balloons” from the Far Far Away Collection, which Malin captured alongside one of his greatest mentors, Bolivian photographer Gastón Ugalde “Two Cowboys” from the Prada Marfa Collection “Swan Ice Bridge” from Antarctica: The White Continent “Top of Aspen Mountain” from À la Montagne “Neon Beach Ball Icebergs” from Antarctica: The White Continent






hhhhh. Aspen in the summertime. Search the world over and you would be hard pressed to find anywhere more breathtaking, more vibrant, more intellectually stimulating than this little town with big ideas. "You come for the snow and stay because of the summer," goes a favorite local saying. By June the snow-kissed slopes turn a verdant shade of alpine green, the crisp blue skies are interrupted by only the occasional fluffy white cloud and the town springs to life with a cultural scene unlike any other in the Rockies or anywhere, for that matter. A tiny town with a cosmopolitan spirit, Aspen has been a hotbed of art, music and philanthropy for decades. It all started in the 1960s with Walter Paepcke who founded the Aspen Institute and Aspen Skiing Company in the 1950s, which transformed the area into an international resort for the world’s boldest of bold faced names. Paepcke had a vision for the once crumbling mining town that he named “The Aspen Idea,” which was the concept of creating a place for the mind, body and spirit to thrive. And thrive it does with world-class cuisine, philanthropy, theatre, music, art and everything in between. Every day of the summer season, from Memorial Day weekend through the mid-

dle of September, is packed with more chic soireés, en plein air parties and see-andbe-seen celebrations per square inch than anyplace west of The Hamptons. And, while the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, ARTCrush, JAZZ Aspen, The Aspen Music Festival and Aspen Ideas are known as the must-attend events, summertime in Aspen is about so much more than just the tried and trues. Sure, there are few things more fun than a packed wine tasting amidst the cool mountain breezes or the sea of festival goers jamming to Latin jazz and classic funk. But the real fun happens when the sun goes down. While the masses are enjoying the bling ring wine dinners and $1,000 ticket benefit galas, the locals know where the party really starts. "The locals have the inside story," says Jennifer Slaughter, owner of Different Indeed, an Aspen-based boutique marketing agency. "After a few years, a lot of these events get a little stale, so we just create our own fun." The best part is that this kind of fun usually costs a lot less than the big stuff and sometimes requires nothing more than a really good pair of sunglasses to hide your puffy, weary eyes the next day. So where does a girl find out about these secret soireés and insider access? We have the scoop from some of the town’s most “in the know” guys and gals.



ASPEN FOOD & WINE CLASSIC JUNE 20-22 FOODANDWINE.COM/CLASSIC This sold-out weekend is the most anticipated event of the season. “The tasting tents are full of hustle and bustle,” says Virginia Edelson, Owner of Bluebird Productions, one of Aspen’s go-to event planners for the chicest weddings and parties. “But, if the tents aren’t for you, avoid the crowds and hit the two best parties of the week.” Most people don’t even know about the Wines of Spain party with the who’s who of the culinary world. “Jose Andres is literally carving a pig in front of you,” says Edelson. “It’s one of my favorites.” For something more underground, she suggests hitting “the coolest party” hosted by the Infinite Monkey Theorem at Smuggler Mine complete with mine tours – while drinking wine, of course. One more reason to kick up your party girl heels during Food & Wine? Elizabeth Slossberg, owner of EKS Events and event planner to the stars, suggests the do-notmiss Sip Savor and Boogie with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at Belly Up. A coveted VIP ticket buys you an exclusive tasting with Carte Blanche Winery, Woody Creek Distillers, and craft vodka, bourbon and other libations, as well as a luxe spread of epicurean delights. “If you can’t grab a spot for the first tasting,” says Slossberg, “another lucky 250 guests get to take part in the late-evening tasting and performance. It’s going to be incredible.”

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 26-AUGUST 17 ASPENMUSICFESTIVAL.COM Another cultural institution, the Aspen Music Festival, is to the ears what Ideas Festival is to the mind. The season runs June 26th through August 17th featuring some of the world’s most talented musicians. Locals love to pack a picnic and spread out on the lawn surrounding the tent for a free evening of conversation and music. “It’s the most amazing way to spend a warm summer’s night,” says Slaughter. So, grab your favorite guy, a cozy blanket and a bottle of crisp rosé, and kick back under the Aspen sky.



ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL JUNE 24-JULY 3 ASPENIDEAS.ORG If the thought of a four-day party of wining and dining has you craving a gallon of green juice, the Aspen Ideas Festival is your antidote. With luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Madeline Albright and the most prominent leaders of our time, this yearly festival is an incredible week of intellectual introspection. However, the $3,000 passes typically sell out a year in advance. No need to fret. You have options. “The festival reflects the ideals of Aspen’s roots and is an incredibly enriching experience,” says Jennifer Slaughter of Different Indeed. “And the public tickets are one of the best kept secrets in town.” The number of seats are limited, so you have to grab them as soon as they go on sale. Check around the third week of June to snag a seat.

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JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, AUGUST 29-31 JAZZASPENSNOWMASS.ORG The summer season wraps up with Jazz Aspen Snowmass, which brings together some of the world’s most talented musicians for a three-day extravaganza of R&B, rock, blues, world and soul music, attracting more than 10,000 people every day. “Let’s face it,” says Virginia Edelson of Bluebird Productions. “This is an incredible event, but it gets really crowded—which is certainly part of the fun!” The lucky few who snag a Patron Pass get access to the Patron Tent and Patio replete with a spread of food, private tables, champagne, cocktails, private parking and premium concert seating. All at a hefty price tag of $2,100 for the weekend. But don’t despair. If your wallet can’t justify that price, you don’t have to be left weeping when the line for the (ahem) less-than-desirable facilities is an hour long. “Seriously…no one wants to have to go to the restrooms during the festival if you have a GA ticket,” laughs Edelson. “So JAS upped the ante for many of the festival goers this year with the JAS Deck Pass.” “We are SO excited because it’s totally affordable – $650 for the three-day pass or $250 for a single day – and includes access to a private lounge with tent coverage, a killer viewing area, patio, complimentary beer, wine and water, a gourmet happy hour with great food, specialty cocktails and…the Holy Grail…private restrooms.” Tickets are already on sale and will go quickly, so grab your best girlfriends and head to the hills for the ultimate end of summer getaway.

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AMBITION. COMMITMENT. PASSION. DISCIPLINE. CONFIDENCE. “That’s what it takes to make it in this business, I don’t care if you are male or female. If you don’t have it, you won’t survive.” Elise Wiggins, Executive Chef of Panzano, is kicked back in a cozy booth at her landmark restaurant in downtown Denver. She is taking a few rare minutes out of the bustling kitchen that she has helmed for more than a decade. Hair pulled back and chef whites gleaming, her eyes light up when she talks about her


nomination into The Denver FIVE, a concept conceived by Leigh Sullivan, the doyenne of the city’s food scene, which spotlights five of the the most extraordinary culinary minds in the state. “I was thrilled to be selected,” says Wiggins. “Leigh doesn’t just hand it out. You need chops to earn a place.” And earn it she has, along with the other four extraordinary chefs in the lineup: Aniedra Nichols of Elways, Jenna Johansen of Epicurean Group, Carrie Blake of Table 6 and Nadine Donovan of Old Major. “We have been behind the scenes for so long,” says Aniedra Nichols, Elway’s newly appointed Executive Chef. “Now it’s our turn.” FIVE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER The “our” Nichols refers to is the fact that all five chefs this year are women, which is (even in this day and age) still uncommon in most professional culinary circles. “I didn’t go into this year and say ‘Let’s do all women,’” says Leigh Sullivan. “I prefer to sit back and let it happen organically and this year the shining stars of the Denver food scene just happened to be five fabulous females.” The Denver FIVE is a Leigh Sullivan Enter-

prises concept that “sprung from a deep admiration for the city of Denver and its ever-evolving culinary tradition.” Each year a different group of influential chefs is chosen to represent the state’s regional cuisine and put Denver and the surrounding region on the culinary map. Throughout the year, the chosen crew hosts dinners, represents Colorado at the annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic, and the year wraps up with an appearance at The James Beard House in New York City. “Frankly, I started FIVE because I got sick and tired of hearing about San Francisco, New York and Chicago,” says Sullivan. “As a third-generation Coloradoan, some of the best dinners I ever ate were in my backyard, and I thought it was time for the rest of the world to pay attention.” In 2008, she embarked on this ambitious project without really knowing if it would make a difference. Not one to sit around and complain, she said “let’s just do it. Let’s figure this out.” If any particular trait defines the Rocky Mountain attitude it’s the idea that anything is possible, which is why Sullivan believes Colorado has such an incredible culinary scene right now. “The chefs in this state are really fearless, and they aren’t scared to try new ideas. In New York or San Francisco the culinary scene is a lot more ‘been there done that.’ What makes this area fresh right now is the ‘can do’ attitude.” It’s precisely this attitude that has propelled each of the chefs into the spotlight this year. AMBITION “I am excited that Denver is going to be known for having five bad ass female chefs who can crush it in this city by doing their own thing,” says Table 6 Executive Chef Carrie Blake. “Oh, and that we aren’t stopping anytime soon.” A single mother of two who started her career in 1995 working in the bakery of Wild Oats, Blake earned her stripes while training in kitchens around San Francisco. After returning to Denver in 2006, she rose through the ranks at Table 6 and now spearheads one of Denver’s most respected restaurants. Throughout her career, Blake always dreamed

of having a kitchen full of strong, powerful women. “For the first couple of years at Table 6 I was frustrated because there were no other girls,” she says. “The boys would gang up on me and say they ‘could do it better.’ Now I look back on it and think that they might be eating their words.” “Being a mother and a chef is challenging,” she admits. “But my kids know that I am doing what I love, and that I am living my dream, as hard as it might be from day to day. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.” COMMITMENT Striving for balance is a common thread connecting each of these chefs, and each knows the kind of sacrifices they have made to be at the top of their profession. Jenna Johansen, Innovation Chef at the Epicurean Group knows she has made sacrifices. “I picked this career because I am wildly passionate about it. I wanted to be a chef when I was 14, but I also knew that this wasn’t an industry for the fainthearted. It won’t support you emotionally, spiritually or financially, but every day I wake up excited to go to work and ready to take my craft

to the next level.” Her food reflects a desire to challenge herself and step outside the box with unique combinations and flavors that approach traditional cooking techniques with a new perspective. “That’s what I love about Colorado,” she says. “We aren’t afraid to try new things.” Johansen, the Denver FIVE alumni of the group, is thrilled to see the way the culinary scene in Denver has grown over the last decade. “We are just so rich with so much talent and in the last few years we have seen this incredible community emerge that is finally ready to embrace us.” PASSION “It’s amazing how much Denverites are embracing new, innovative cuisine and really reaching beyond their comfort zone,” says Nadine Donovan, Pastry Chef at Old Major. “The dining scene is so hot right now because there are a lot of passionate people here who are making things happen.”

Having come from Portland where there are “a lot of people doing the same thing,” she loves that Colorado is a “breath of fresh air” on the national culinary scene. “We aren’t afraid to try things first and make statements.” Donovan’s desserts are a perfect reflection of this sentiment, aiming for a spin of “a little bit trashy a little bit classy,” with playful riffs on old favorites and unique ingredients not normally found on a pastry plate. “I just try to put myself out there – light hearted, balanced and interesting while embracing the ingredients that make Colorado such a unique place to cook.” Aniedra Nichols, Executive Chef of Elway’s, believes that these Colorado ingredients can compete with the best in the world. “Lamb, goat



cheese, peaches, you name it, we have some of the top ingredients in the US, but not a lot of people know about them. One of the best parts of the Denver FIVE is showing the food nation that we are not just burgers and steaks. Colorado cuisine is so much more than that.” DISCIPLINE When December 31, 2014 rolls around, the Denver FIVE will have traveled around the US representing the Denver culinary scene at a variety of events and the culmination of their reign is an evening cooking at the James Beard House. To a chef, this is the equivalent of The Academy Awards. It’s an opportunity to cook for the who's who of the nation’s culinary world and a chance to truly showcase how incredible Colorado cuisine is. “Colorado is grossly under rated,” says Chef Wiggins. “It’s time for us to show them what we’ve got.” Nichols and Johansen, both veterans of the Beard House say the experience is “indescribable.” “It’s so serene,” says Nichols, who recalls the chaos that leads up to the event as each chef has to haul a cooler of ingredients onto the plane for a long flight. “But when you are there in that tiny little kitchen cooking for 100 people it’s so calm, as if his [James Beard] aura is there saying ‘This is my house, please use it as yours.’” The evening will be a true meeting of the minds, a culmination of a year-long collaboration between the FIVE, which Nichols believes




is one of the true hallmarks of the state’s culinary scene. “We have a tight knit group of chefs in this state who are talented, disciplined, passionate and excited about what we do,” she says. “It’s always been a team effort and that’s what separates us.” CONFIDENCE “When we started seven years ago Denver was a secondary food city headed toward our rightful place in the spotlight,” says Sullivan, who notes that although the Colorado culinary scene seems to have sprung up from nowhere, it has been growing slowly and organically for many years. “It makes my head spin to know there is so much talent here that goes unrecognized,” says Chef Blake, who relishes that “we have a chance to refine our skills without being noticed before we are ready to finally blow up and make a name for ourselves.” Chef Wiggins notes that a lot of it comes down to confidence, “a sort of collective confidence in who we are and what we are doing with food and how we put ourselves out there.” While these sentiments are directed at the Colorado culinary scene, this collective confidence also plays a big role in the elevation of women in the professional culinary world.

“To make it in this industry you have to be the best no matter what gender you are,” says Leigh Sullivan. Wiggins agrees noting that “as a woman we have to work twice as hard to prove ourselves.” “Women tend to put higher standards on ourselves and challenge ourselves to be the best we can be,” says Chef Blake, “and that’s what gives us the upper hand. We won’t stop until we make it.” Chef Nichols believes “the most important trait of a chef is being confident and comfortable and always knowing who you are,” and having the tenacity to stick it out. “You can’t ever let them see you sweat, never show fear and never back down.” Seven years ago Leigh Sullivan took that same fearless drive and funneled it into this labor of love that “put our talent on a culinary stage and told people that Colorado was doing something extraordinary.” But, in her mind, the most important reason for doing this isn’t to make anyone famous or to win awards, it’s “because I get to help these chefs live their own passion. I get to help them live their dream.”





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WHEN JENNA AND JOHN PURCHASED their mid-century traditional in Cherry Hills Village, they knew that a top to bottom renovation was paramount. While they loved the home’s neighborhood, lot and layout, the interiors did not lend themselves to the stylish, playful and functional space they had imagined for their family of five. Immediately, they enlisted the help of friend and lauded designer Katie Agron of Wolfe Design House. Together, they envisioned, designed and built a home that not only fit the family’s lifestyle, but also their tastes. “John and Jenna were dream clients. They were very trusting and decisive. From the first meeting, I knew they wanted a family-friendly home with lots of color and space to entertain. That dictated every design selection.” Taking the space down to the studs, Agron and the homeowners built a bright, welcoming great room that would perfectly flow from the expansive, white kitchen into the well appointed but child-friendly family room. Carefully chosen fabrics and a timeless blue and white color scheme ensured that the area functioned well both for everyday living with three young children as well as entertaining – a favorite pastime of Jenna’s. “Jenna is a wonderful hostess so a lot of thought went into how she entertains inside and out. To help her throw seamless parties, we created storage throughout the home specific to storing holiday decorations, fine china and serving pieces.” To create an entry that would immediately let guests know they were in a welcoming, colorful and stylish space, a black and white marble floor was installed in a chevron pattern and the interior of the stately front door was painted a vibrant Kelly green. Both of these whimsical design decisions were perfectly complemented by a pale yellow wallcovering. To the right, a formal yet unfussy sitting room was built replete with bright built in bookshelves and a gorgeous custom sofa in an apple green and Greek key accent. “The trim throughout the home is clean and modern but the fabrics are iconic patterns from very traditional mills like Bunschwig and Fils, Scalamandre and Osborne and Little. That very mix is what defines this home.” All the while, the space was built with the entire family in mind. Children’s bedrooms and bathrooms feature details like a pint sized toilet and playful patterns and a perfectly appointed playroom off the kitchen gives the wee ones a space of their own to create and explore while mom and dad are entertaining nearby. ➺



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Previous Pages: A formal sitting room is reinvented with traditional, yet whimsical touches including an antique chair reupholstered in a Brunschwig and Fils Dahlia print. Custom millwork shown here and throughout the home adds interest and character. This page: The expansive great room was designed with family in mind, from the microsuede sofas that prevent stains to the child-friendly outdoor fabric on the custom stools. A coffee table by Oomph adds a playful element to the room. Against the East wall, a large window seat provides the perfect place to curl up with a book or play Legos. Next Page: Top: A darling entry way greets guests with a handstamped grasscloth wallpaper, marble chevron floor and mirror my Oomph. Below: A bright and airy kitchen features patent leather stools, making spills easy to clean.





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This page: Daughter Tatum likes to host tea parties in big sister Georgia’s bedroom. Brightly colored carpets were installed in all three children’s rooms and bold fabrics added a touch of frivolity to each space, including the Osborne and Little Peony print shown on the custom curtains. Next Page: Top Left: A Manuel Canovas Toile Balleroy Print wallcovering turns a powder room into a show stopper. Right: A Jack and Jill bathroom for the children showcases a penny tile by Watermark and Salamandre’s Garparilla print wallpaper. Bottom: All three children’s rooms include pops of color in their built in bookshelves and even inside their closets! Here, son Rex’s room features a nautical print by Brunschwig and Fils.





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This page: No room was forgotten in this full-home renovation, including the laundry room. A whimsical Brunschwig and Fils ironing board wallcovering is custom matched to a vinyl checkerboard floor tile. A seamless sink helps prevent stains and makes cleaning easier. Next Page: A main floor playroom features wipeable vinyl grasscloth wallcoverings, making the room even more child-friendly. Custom shelves were built in an archway as a playful entrance to the space.







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WHEN A YOUNG COUPLE NEEDED TO TRANSITION FROM urban loft living to an abode conducive to their family-centric lifestyle, maintaining their sense of chic was a priority. And so they called on design duo Kelly Zibell and Mary Knape to help them create a stylish yet livable space within their new Observatory Park home – a green build in every sense. Working with the home’s existing arts and crafts influence, Zibell and Knape helped the homeowners achieve a balance of both comfort and style. Family-friendly fabrics and furnishings were integrated into a mountain modern meets urban eclectic design plan that allowed the couple to enjoy their sophisticated space without the worries of wear and tear that wee ones so often induce. Because the homeowners love to entertain, attention was placed on the design of a modern, yet inviting kitchen and its large island. A built in space for the owner’s cookbook collection was conveniently placed below the commercial grade oven and an eclectic glass and mirror tile backsplash juxtaposed beautifully against a modern chandelier. In the master bedroom, a haven was created for mom and dad using luxe fabrics and warm earth tones, while the family room’s leather sectional and colorful throws set the stage for a capricious art collection that adorns the walls. Throughout the home, vibrant and unexpected wallpaper treatments were incorporated into the design to add style and whimsy, and Lucite ghost chairs added a modern touch to otherwise traditional furnishings – the ideal blend of classic sensibilities and contemporary style. ➺




Kitchen: The “Skinny grass” glass and mirror tile by Decorative Materials adds interest and intrigue to the custom backsplash and island, pairing perfectly with the chocolate glass subway tile throughout the kitchen. A Currey & Company chandelier is both modern and glamorous. Powder Room: Schumacher’s Cinnabar Trellis wallpaper adds an unexpected element in the powder room and plays nicely against a colorful Asian barstool by CAI. Dining Room: The dining room is the ideal marriage of modern and traditional elements including the Calligaris Station Buffet in Wenge, Stonegate 3 light pendant with custom shades by Charles Eisen & Assoc., Lazar Alpha side chair through Charles Eisen upholstered in Pindler & Pindler Ravel Foxfire velvet and the Calligaris Atelier dining table in Wenge finish through Charles Eisen & Assoc. Master: The master bedroom is neutral, with pops of color and features Maria Yee Tansu nightstands through CAI and a John Charles Designs bed from Charles Eisen & Assoc. upholstered in Robert Allen Star Search Cinnibar. Living Room: A polished nickel metal orb floor lamp by Charles Eisen & the ideal choice for this formal living room, where a Brindle Hide rug sets the stage. Study: Schumacher’s grasscloth wallpaper and a Moondust table lamp from Currey & Company add character to the home’s study.



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WHEN AN ACTIVE COUPLE WITH A penchant for golf and world travel moved into the stunning Glenmoor Country Club neighborhood, a renovation that maximized the home’s sweeping golf course views and rich architectural details was in order. Following this credo, HW Home’s design team created an eclectic space that married the home’s traditional elements with current, contemporary nods. “The home had very traditional bones with beautiful hand carved moldings, hardwood floors, and spectacular views of the Glenmoor Country Club,” HW Home’s lead designer John Wright explains. “We started with a beautiful traditional home and immediately began transitioning HW Home pieces in to give the space an updated look with an eclectic aesthetic that feels acquired over time.” Wright, along with HW Home’s Jaeger Stander, paid special attention to the homeowner’s wanderlust spirit, filling the abode with treasures that reflected the couple’s sense of adventure. What’s more, the space needed to remain family friendly as well as design savvy and sophisticated – a balance that Wright and Stander achieved with durable

finishes and fabrics that mixed well with thoughtful accessories. And like any young family, a busy schedule meant that making the home comfortable and complete in a timely manner was key. “The home needed to be furnished with quality pieces, but we didn’t have the lead time to order completely custom elements for every room. Because of that, we focused on in-stock items that helped create a cohesive and unique space without sacrificing style.” While the HW Home design team added their touch to most of the expansive footprint, for Wright, the standouts are clearly the home’s dining and living rooms. “In the formal living room we have a pair of beautiful hand carved chests, a Portugese hall table with fumed flamed Mahogany top and a gorgeous Tibetan Hand Knotted rug. We finished off the space with a little bit of whimsy by adding free formed metal sculptures to the wall to create great texture and cast inviting shadows. Providing a variety of elements and textures was very important and range from faux shagreen to shearling wool and everything in between.” ➺



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Dining Room: The homeowners wanted a formal dining room without all the fuss. HW Home accented the wall covering, a faux finish in turquoise and cream, by introducing the same color in the chandelier. The plained wooden top dining table has a white wash finish over the table’s dark wooden hues and the stemware is hand blown glass from the Czech Republic. All items were sourced direct from HW Home’s in stock inventory. Family Room: A hand loomed Tsudken Lamb Rug made from 100% Tibetan Wool sets the tone for the family room, while an oversized yet tailored sectional allows room for three to comfortably recline. The charcoal tone of the sectional is accented by the occasional chair in Calais Steel Fabric. Foyer: A small banquette with a curved back accentuates the similarly curved stairwell. Walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Coriander Seed contrast nicely to the cool tones of the travertine floor. Living Room: A large room with expansive golf course views through floor to ceiling windows demanded a wow factor. HW Home’s team began with the gorgeous carved mantle and worked its way out. The freeformed metal wall sculptures above each chest climb their way up to honor the high ceilings. The Tibetan Wool Rug has a cool contemporary pattern that livens up the floor and allows a wide spectrum of color throughout the room. The Carved Spool Chairs add a bit of whimsy to the space by introducing blue and red tones in a modern paisley. Master Bedroom: Custom tapestry carpeting from The Flooring Group in Denver set the stage for a master bedroom retreat. From there, HW layered another patterned rug over the carpet to add a punch of rich purple. The bed is from HW’s Cobblestone Collection and has delicate curves finished in a rich grey wash. The matching chest and nightstand have a dark grey stone top and the reading chair with matching ottoman was covered in a beautiful stripe fabric of gold, silver, and cream tones. The small accent table was hand crafted by an artisan in Aspen.



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SOME DESIGN PROJECTS BEGIN FAR from where they end. Such was the case with Lovedy Barbatelli’s sophisticated, savvy and colorful client. What started as an overhaul of a city loft in the Sugar Cube Building soon took a turn, with the homeowner falling in love with a city-close mid-century modern home midway through her makeover. Yet in the end, the transition worked flawlessly, with each element seamlessly making its way to a new space and the project soon becoming even more involved and inspired. The result was a contemporary makeover that spoke to the busy homeowner’s lifestyle as much as her sense of style. “My client has an open, approachable, and easy going personality and a colorful, sophisticated personal style. Our aesthetic sense worked in tandem beautifully,” Barbatelli explains. “The home reflects her eclectic, vivid, savvy style, always remembering the mid-century architecture, as well as never compromising her integrity as a well versed, active, engaging person,” she finishes. A well-known Denver matchmaker, homeowner Beth Hooper’s objectives included an office

separate from the main living area where she could work from the confines of home, without compromising her personal sanctuary and space. Barbatelli and her team built a stunning detached office where the homeowner can meet with clients in a professional setting, while still affording the conveniences of working from home. From there, the home’s main interiors were renovated, ever mindful of the distinctive mid-century architecture. “My client’s lifestyle is active, casual, comfortable and fun-filled and so her home needed to reflect that. Her sense of color was adventurous and confident. Nothing I presented was too over the top for her, no matter what her choice was in the end,” Barbatelli remembers. Fine art was also an important element for both the homeowner and designer, as were thoughtful details. A former designer herself, Hooper wanted her interiors to play off her favorite contemporary art in addition to investing in custom accessories like many one-of-a-kind rugs and furnishings. In the end, a space that is equal parts sophisticated, contemporary and romantic made this modern house a true home. ➺



Living Room: Using yellow as an accent, the room possesses a calm sophistication and the yellow emulates all the natural light streaming in the room. Sofa, DesignWright Studios; Chairs, Nathan Anthony/Charles Eisen & Assoc.; Rug, Custom Design, CPA; Art over Sofa, Michael Gadlin/Mixed Media; Over Fireplace, Rick Dula/Oil Cityscape; Dining Table: Custom base & top; Dining Chairs, Artistic Frame/ Shanahan Collection; Fabric, Osborne & Little / Shanahan Coll. Patio: A colorful, contemporary outdoor living space offers a welcoming entrance for the stand-alone office structure. Built by Concept Builders, the office follows the rooflines and architecture of the main home for a seamless look. Sectional and Chairs, Brown Jordan/ Columbine Showroom; Square concrete cocktail table, Kannoa / Chuck Wells & Assoc.; Deep Pink Chairs, Kannoa /Chuck Wells; Yellow Table & Chairs, West Elm; Pebble Side, West Elm; Landscaping, Exterior Design Kitchen: A spacious kitchen with clean lines and a neutral palette is both functional and beautiful. Appliances by BAC Englewood. Family Room: The family room speaks for itself - colorful and comfy. The warm neutral grasscloth wall displays favorite artwork of Hooper’s including a painting by Xi Zhang and a self-portrait, painted by her daughter, Nicole. Rug, Custom design CPA; Sectional: DesignWright Studios; Eames Chair & Ottoman, Design Within Reach; Cocktail table: Jonathan Adler; Book Shelf Unit, Room & Board. Office: Beth’s office was designed as a crisp, clean, uncluttered space to work and meet with clients. Art, Carlene Frances; Desk, “Belly Desk” / Steuart Padwick; Yellow Chairs: Jonathan Adler- “Mrs Godfrey” Chairs; Tile, Capco.









WHEN A RETIRED COUPLE CRAVED an urban respite, they knew that a downtown Denver loft was just the ticket. Yet designing a space that took advantage of the sweeping floor to ceiling city views was important. With this in mind, Knape and Zibell Interior Design completed a full home project that focused on maximizing the beauty of this streamlined space with functional yet gorgeous furnishings that were low profile in scale. A neutral palette of modern silhouettes was complemented by bold pops of colorful décor. And while the loft is most certainly contemporary in its overtones, nods to Asian influence – in both art and accessories – can be found throughout the space. A collection of antique ginger jars graces the custom dining table, perfectly juxtaposing against its clean lines. Bedrooms were adorned with rich textiles and fashionable flavor while remaining relatively masculine in feel. A lacquered desk imported from Asia graces the master with unabashed flair, and is softened by a grey wool upholstered desk chair. Perfect views and glass and concrete architecture aside, perhaps one of the space’s most impressive notions is the collection of original artwork – all created by local talent – that hangs throughout the loft. ➺

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Domestic Bliss | LOFTY AMBITIONS

Living Room: Floor to ceiling windows provided an inspired city view that played perfectly against streamlined furnishings in timeless silhouettes. A CPA silk and wool rug in a geometric pattern offsets an understated yet interesting sofa and chair upholstered in fabrics by Brunschwig & Fils. Guest Room: A welcoming bedroom provides a comfortable, sophisticated respite for guests with a custom headboard by Charles Eisen & Assoc. and EJ Victor chest available through Columbine Showroom. Master Bedroom: The master bedroom is traditionally appointed, with touches of whimsy and color. A leather Kravet headboard is upholstered in Old English Brandy while a Brunschwig & Fils side table in black with Gold Leaf interior offers the room a more playful nod. The custom bedding is by Home Treasures, available through Hoff Miller. Desk: A special find, this desk is by Asian Treasures c. 1880 A.D. originating in Anhui China. It is juxtaposed by a contemporary mirror from Brunschwig & Fils.


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Romance in the Rockies

LEE & TRAVIS August 11th Steamboat Springs, Colorado PHOTOS BY JOE KEUM



WHEN LEE AND TRAVIS FIRST MET, IT WAS ON THEIR WAY TO THE TOP – ONLY THEN, it was on a dormitory elevator while they were studying at Harvard University’s MBA program. Fast forward two years, and they were ascending another summit, this time on foot in picturesque Steamboat Springs. Travis, a former Olympic skier and silver medalist, woke Lee up on a beautiful July morning with plans to go for a big hike up Emerald Mountain, where they were spending the weekend at his family’s house. But Lee became resistant halfway up the mountain. Hot and hungry she wanted to turn around, but Travis insisted that they complete the hike. Lee begrudgingly continued, but Travis became turned around while on the trail, only adding to her general crankiness. Much to Lee’s surprise and delight, Travis proposed at the summit, replete with champagne and glasses that he had secretly carried up the mountain. Because Steamboat Springs was very close to the couple’s heart (Travis had moved there during high school for Olympic training) as well as the site of their engagement, they could think of no better place to host their nuptials than the stunning Catamount Ranch. Nearly 160 of Lee and Travis’ closest friends and family visited from the east coast for a celebration that blended the mountain landscape with modern glamour. The couple combined a rustic barn backdrop with ghost chairs, neutral yet lavish florals, a jawdropping tent and live music into the evening. Afterwards, they honeymooned in Africa before hitting the beaches of Zanzibar.

THE DETAILS Photographer Joe Keum Studio JK

Wedding Planner Debra Orwat Save the Date Events


Plum Sage Flowers


Pink Monkey Solutions


Colorado Tents & Events Event Rents

Ceremony & Reception Venue Catamount Ranch

Ceremony Musicians Michael Lancaster

Reception Musicians Diamond Orchestra

Invitations and Printed Materials Cloud 9 Papers


Epicurean Catering


Intricate Icings

Bride’s Gown Vera Wang

Bridesmaids Dresses Amsale

Bride’s Shoes

Oscar de la Renta


Samantha Koch


Pure Cinematography




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An East Coast Affair JESSICA & KENNETH September 14th Edgartown, Massachusetts PHOTOS BY LINDSEY THORNE



JESSICA AND KEN HAVE ALWAYS SHARED AN AFFINITY FOR MARTHA’S VINEYARD. Having spent a number of vacations relaxing in the storied haven, to Ken, it seemed like the perfect spot to propose. In particular, he planned to ask Jessica to be his wife near an iconic lighthouse of which the pair had always been fond. Yet Jessica, in hopes of exploring new areas on the island, made it quite difficult for Ken to lure her there. Needless to say, when he finally fell to one knee and proposed in their “favorite spot,” Jessica was both thrilled and surprised. When it came time to plan their nuptials, Martha’s Vineyard was the natural fit. With Ken’s family hailing from the east coast and Jessica’s Texas roots, the island felt like the perfect blend of casual sophistication. The result? An eclectic mix of driftwood, lanterns, mason jars and hay bales that was perfectly “Jessica and Ken.” With the help of Colorado-based event designer Kelly Karli, thoughtful details greeted guests at every turn. From monogrammed beach totes for the bridesmaids to Vineyard Vines bow ties for the groomsmen, the entire event exuded coastal town panache. The bride and groom’s gifts to one another were also filled with sentiment. Ken presented Jessica with a 200-year-old antique painting of the street the couple had once called home and she gifted her betrothed (a musician himself ) with a vintage Martin D-18 guitar. Following their picture perfect celebration for 190 guests, Jessica and Ken, who recently relocated to San Francisco, spent extra time on Martha’s Vineyard before returning home to the west coast – the ideal beginning in the spot where their romance started.

THE DETAILS Photographer Lindsey Thorne

Wedding Planner

Kelly Karli Frosted Pink Weddings


Linda Dandeneau Dandeneau Flowers


Big Sky Tent

Ceremony Venue

St. Elizabeth’s Church Edgartown, MA

Reception Venue Hooked Restaurant

Ceremony Musician Mike Benjamin

Reception Musicians Ben Patterson Jon Zeeman Band

Invitations & Printed Materials Melissa O’Connor Gray Star Design


Val Cakes

Bride’s Gown

Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses Amsale Bella Bridesmaid

Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo

Groomsmen Attire Vineyard Vines

Hairstylist Darren Le

Makeup Artist

Dana Dodson Teahan




{ TASTEMAKERS } They’re stylish, they’re savvy, they’re totally in the know. Meet Colorado’s Tastemakers, the fashion-forward experts who keep the glitterati glowing. From interior designers, to real estate experts, to event planners and more, these businesses are setting the bar. Carla’s A Classic Design................................107 Georgia Gallagher…...................................108 Footers Catering............................................109




CARLA’S A CLASSIC DESIGN The Streets at Southglenn 6851 South Gaylord Street Suite 233 Centennial, Colorado 80122 303.683.0372 The history of Carla’s A Classic Design is actually a “her-story.” The story of Carla McElroy. It begins a number of years ago in Dallas, Texas—when Carla was a young wife, mother and commercial designer. In spite of her significant career successes she felt long work-hours pulling her away from her family. Carla longed to combine the loves of her life (interior design and the raising of her family) so with the help of her supportive husband, she opened A Classic Design in the garage studio of their home, where she was able to design for her customers while caring for her children. Her tasteful design sense and passion for exceeding the customer’s expectations built her little shop into a highly successful business. Soon, her husband was transferred from Dallas to Denver, and Carla began her business all over again – this time in Colorado. She began with a home based business, headquartered in her basement, eventually moving to a retail storefront in Highlands Ranch. By 2010, she had outgrown her space and moved to a lavishly loaded 6,000 square foot showroom at the Streets at Southglenn, also slightly changing the company’s name to Carla’s A Classic Design. “No matter the look—traditional, casual, contemporary, classic, French country, southwest, cottage, rustic, mountain retreat—our experience and design sense can help you create an environment in which you and your family will enjoy spending time.” Carla attests. An award-winning design firm providing full service throughout Colorado, the United States

and Canada, Carla’s offers custom window treatments, bedding, upholstery and floral arrangements, as well as color consultation, floor and wall covering selections, lighting, furniture and accessory selections, one-day room makeovers, wallpaper, custom paint treatments, and space planning. What’s more, Carla’s is a family owned company in every sense. Her daughter, Michelle McElroy-Moriarity (designer, marketing director), Son, Wes McElroy (Delivery/ Inventory Manager) his wife Shannon McElroy (designer) and Carla’s sister Kelly Carter (Designer) are all familiar faces at the store. And when Carla built the new location at Southglenn she even built a nursery in the back for my grandchildren to visit. “Many of our customers have watched my grandchildren grow up at the store,” she says with a smile. Now surrounded by fabulous restaurants, specialty boutiques, a movie theatre, and many other big retailers, the store is continuing to be seen by new customers every day. Yet even after 35 years in business, Carla’s A Classic Design is still driven by the same customer –centric business ethic it started with-exceptional service.

“No matter the look—traditional, casual, contemporary, classic, French country, southwest, cottage, rustic, mountain retreat—our experience and design sense can help you create an environment in which you and your family will enjoy spending time.” WWW.REIGNMAG.COM



GEORGIA GALLAGHER Georgia Gallagher Kentwood City Properties 1660 17th Street, Suite 100 Denver, Colorado 80202 Ring: 303.785.3575

Georgia Gallagher is a city girl in every sense. And while she grew up in Greenwich, CT, when she landed in Denver some twenty years ago she knew she was truly “home.” For the past decade, Georgia has been sharing her passion for Denver as one of the city’s most celebrated real estate brokers. Her two favorite experiences, interior design and working on a development project downtown, gave her vast knowledge and insight into her next career as a Realtor and as she describes it, “it’s been an adventure ever since.”

As an award-winning agent for Kentwood City Properties, Georgia has built her business around a genuine, honest approach to residential real estate. The consummate professional, she loves what she does and it shows. Her strong work ethic, superior intuition and integrity have earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues as well as her extremely loyal clientele. And for Georgia, finding the right home is not just about four walls and a checklist. “Different neighborhods have different personalities. There are so many fantastic pockets in Denver and it is gratifying to help people find the one that is best suited for them.”

Georgia has lived as far East as Boston and as far West as New Mexico until she found Denver. She has lived in six different loft buildings downtown and a single-family Victorian home in Curtis Park since landing in Colorado in 1994. This has given her invaluable insight and a broad perspective on downtown and city close properties. For Georgia, no two years have been the same since she’s become involved in real estate but she enjoys the excitement of the ever-changing landscape. “I feel like it’s similar to being a wine connoisseur where you may know a lot but every year is going to be a bit different. We have to continue to expand our knowledge and stay up to date and informed in order to remain an expert in our field,” she explains.

“Different neighborhods have different personalities. There are so many fantastic pockets in Denver and it is gratifying to help people find the one that is best suited for them.”




FOOTERS CATERING Footers Catering 4190 Garfield Street Denver, CO 80216 Ring: 303.762.1410 “It’s all about loving what we do,” Anthony Lambatos attests. “When our team loves their job, has fun and can be excited about the work they are doing, they deliver outstanding service to our clients.” It is this philosophy that has been the driving force at Footers Catering since 1981. Back then, the company was owned and operated by Anthony’s father, Jimmy. Now in its second generation as a family owned business, Footers is helmed by Anthony and his wife, April. And while a few things have changed since April and Anthony Lambatos took the reins, a passion for catering and exceptional service remains more than ever.

event,” Lambatos explains. “We also train all of our staff through our in house hospitality program. No temporary employees – all seasoned, well versed hospitality pros. This makes a huge difference in the outcome of an event.” It is this same commitment to quality over quantity that helps create the company culture within Footers. More so than becoming the largest catering firm in Denver, Lambatos and the Footers team strive to create a great working environment for their employees. “Our company culture is very important and we truly value the input of our employees. Event catering is hard work so we believe in the balance of working hard and playing hard. We are constantly looking for ways to have fun while creating awesome experiences and making our clients happy.”

Having served the Front Range and Rocky Mountains for over thirty years, Footers has long been lauded as one of Colorado’s best, with accolades like Best Caterer in Denver (Colorado Meetings & Events) and Small Business of the Year (South Metro Denver Chamber) among the company’s honors. Footers provides full service catering for weddings, corporate parties, social events and non-profit fundraisers, making the process seamless with on site cooking, professionally trained service staff, bartenders, rentals and even event coordination. What’s more, Lambatos and his team are committed to offering quality food, not simply dishes en masse. “We cook as much as we can onsite at the event so you get restaurant quality food at your catered


“Our mission is to love what we do, make it better every day, and create exceptional experiences for our clients and their guests!”




Cocktails for a Cure

1 TAG mixologist Gerard Collier, “Geri Halliwell” 2 Cathy Kuo, Jen Gaudiani, Brook Griese the Honorary Chair and Merrill Smith flash a smile 3 Amy Hollister and Kerri McAfoos 4 Vicki Cowart and Gaye Leonard showing their support for a great cause 5 Cocktails for a Cure cuties and Event Chairs Megan Fearnow, Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod and Marti Awad 6 Alicia York and Allison Anderson of Frasca take a break from pouring for the camera 7 Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod, Dr. Diamond and Dr. Richer share their inspiring stories 8 Brian Griese speaking at the event 9 Happy Cakes Bakeshop dessert bar 10 Signature cocktail “Down the Rabbit Hole”




More than 400 illustrious ladies stepped out in support of CU Cancer Center Fund’s women’s research programs on April 9th for Cocktails for a Cure – the Center’s annual female-only event. Guests indulged in multiple cocktail stations- each featuring one of Colorado’s favorite mixologists. Honorary Chairwomen included Pat Cortez, Brook Griese, Arlene Hirschfeld, Evi Makovsky, Kathy Odle Kortz, Ellen M. Robinson, Hon. Elbra Wedgeworth and the event was co-chaired by Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod, Megan Fearnow and Marti Awad.

Moda Operandi Aspen’s finest lunched at the St. Regis resort’s Trecento Quindici Decano on March 20th at Moda Operandi, a trunk show to benefit The Buddy Program. Hosted by Flo Fulton-Miller and Mona Look-Mazza, guests enjoyed fashions from designers Prabal Gurung, Rau Wolf and Monique Pean as they indulged in the eatery’s decadent dishes. A portion of proceeds went to The Buddy Program, an Aspen-based organization that empowers youth through mentoring.


1 Geoffrey Aquino poses with the ladies Bouna Choe, Lauren Bozicevich and Nadia Sheikh 2 Courtney Edwards sporting a beautiful look by the designers 3 A candid trio Kimberly Paige, Krista Kreiger and Nina Griscom 4 Grinning supporters Angie Stewart, Mona Look-Mazza and Karin Luter 5 Nadia Sheikh showing off a Monique Pean design 6 Kelly Wade, Bouna Choe and Geoffrey Aquino share an interest in design

Charity Preview Party Over 1,000 well-heeled ladies and gents gathered together at the 6th Annual Charity Preview Party to kick off the Denver Auto Show on April 8th. The event, which included a VIP fashion show for the first year, raised more than $150,000 for three local charities – The Clean Air Foundation, National Jewish Health and The Denver Post Community Foundation. 2014 Denver Auto Show Chair Todd Maul was joined by Honorary Chairs Mayor Michael Hancock, John & Paige Elway, UMB CEO Jon Robinson and Jack and Penny Terhar.


1 2014 Charity Preview Party Honorary CoChairs, John and Paige Elway 2 Colorado Automobile Dealers Associate President, Tim and Beverly Jackson 3 2014 Denver Auto Show and Charity Preview Party Chairman and President Of John Elway Dealerships, Todd Maul with Victoria Oliver 4 CPP Leadership Committee Member, Patricia Barela Rivera 5 A handsome group of CPP Supporters 6 Donna Baldwin Models were partnered with former Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, Tameka Kueser and Kim Braun




Saturday Night Alive

1 Supporters Kristina & Jay Davidson, Cindi & Keith Burge 2 Decked out for the party, Nancy and Jeff Peterson show off for the camera 3 R.T. Smith and Leslie Artois are all smiles for a great event 4 A darling duo, Cathy and David Faestel 5 Leslie and Howard Farkas 6 State Representative Rhonda Fields, with fellow DCPA supporters Juliette Hemingway and Paul Chase


1 The crowd gathers to kick off the party 2 Folsom Field jumbotons screening the Kentucky Derby live 3 Derby enthusiasts cheering on the competition 4 Even the furriest of partygoers was decked out in Derby attire 5 Boulder Derby Party’s festive décor


A sold out crowd of 800 guests raised a record-breaking $842,000 in net proceeds for the DCPA’s Arts in Education programs at the March 1st Saturday Night Alive. The 34th annual black-tie fundraiser supports the educational efforts serving 50,000 students each year. Song and dance man Matthew Morrison (who also stars in the hit TV series Glee) headlined the benefit, which was chaired by Susan and Leo Kiely.

Boulder Derby Party Boulder’s best gathered at Folsom Field’s club level for the town’s favorite Derby celebration on May 3rd. The Boulder Derby Party, which benefited Front Range Hippotherapy, boasted bourbon, juleps, live music, dancing and betting. Guests also opened their hearts and wallets at the event’s live and silent auction as they indulged in gourmet delicacies.



Jockeys, Juleps and Jazz The 4th annual Jockeys, Juleps and Jazz Kentucky Derby party saw over 300 of the city’s kindhearted guests take over the historic Brown Palace Hotel on May 3rd. Women in their overthe-top millinery and men in their seersucker raised funds and awareness for cancer foundation. Special guests including NBA coach and advocate George Karl celebrated in style over mint juleps as partygoers watched the run for the roses.


1 Fay Octavia Elliott and George Karl officially welcome all of the guests 2 Event co-chairs Tamara Fritzel and Lizzy Morton 3 The fashionable Frankie and Heidi Cole 4 Hillary Locke and Roger Rohrer strike a pose with fellow partygoers 5 MyLifeLine Board and Staff including Marcia Donziger, founder, and Melissa Bowen, CEO 6 Derby darlings Brandi Jessiman, Carla Sanchez and Rochelle McNaughton 7 Tina Friedman takes a moment to smile with a pal 8 Juleps and Seersucker were enjoyed by all 9 Honorees Don and Laurie Hicks of Shortline Automotive Group



Iconic songstress Lena Horne dazzles the crowd, circa 1954

Au Revoir

May you always be the life of the garden party. May you start the day with a smile and finish it with champagne. May you focus not on the house, but instead on the home. May you artfully arrange whatever pieces come your way. May you revel in the perfect moments in this imperfect life. And may you strive to change the world, one sequin at a time.



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Leslie Capin, MD James DeVito, MD, MHA Kimberly Maino, MD Kimberly Nyman, MD Kathani Vahabzadeh, MD

MID-LEVEL PROVIDERS Lila Orr, NP-C Lea Gattoni, PA-C Nicole Glischinski, PA-C


Denise Adams, RN, DNC Maureen Dooley, RN, DNC Ana Stearns, PMA Geri Dellcroce, PMA

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