Denver Colorado Luxury magazine Spring/Summer 2024

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Trisha Ventker About the Editor

Trisha Ventker is a published author, award-winning photographic artist, branding and viral visibitity expert and publisher of ELIFE and Denver, Luxury magazine.

Reader impressions have surpassed 12 million for the magazines, with the Denver Luxury magazine leading readership, being nationwide.

Denver Colorado Luxury magazine has covered 15 major fashion houses, and in addition to the local and international fashion scene, featured are international and fashion travel, local and worldwide celebrities, food and wine, and the bustling Denver art scene.

Ventker is best known for her Amazon best selling book Internet Dates From Hell which had the movie rights optioned by Paula Wagner. Trisha is also one of the first Indie Book authors to have a book optioned for the big screen.

Ventker is originally from New York City, presently residing in Colorado for the last 16+ years, with her husband and son.


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Damien Carney

Richard Carroll

Angela Jones

Halina Kubalski

Michael Moore

David Rossa

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VENTKER MEDIA GROUP cover photo credit: CU Athletic Dept.


Deion Sanders: A Man of All Seasons


Own an HGTV Designed Home in Heron Lakes at TPC Colorado

Jacob Farling: Entrepreneurial Rising Star



The Rainier Club

Food & Wine

Pashmina De Shon: Bar & Cocoa


Four Seasons Punta Mita and Naviva

Populus: Denver’s First Carbon Positive Hotel

John Colclough – Ireland Luxury

Health & Beauty

Springtime Elegance: Makeup Inspiration for Brides

Gift Guide

Must Haves: Summer Gift Ideas

Denver Guide

Hotels, Restaurants,

Hidden Gems: Denver’s Best Brunches

Boutiques and Culture



Richard Carroll

“John Colclough – Ireland Luxury”


Ireland Luxury”

Angela Jones “Own an HGTV Designed Home in Heron Lakes at TPC Colorado”

Halina Kubalski Colclough – David Rossa “The Rainier Club”

Damien Carney “kaleidoscope”


Michael Moore

“Springtime Elegance: Makeup Inspiration for Brides”

Trisha Ventker

“Deion Sanders: A Man of All Seasons”

“Four Seasons Punta Mita and Naviva”

“Populus: Denver’s First Carbon Positive Hotel”



A Man of All Seasons

Deion Sanders, brash, confident, and teeming with raw vitality, is a man of many seasons. Highly intelligent with an eye for detail and overflowing with passion, he can make a stylish entrance to a social gathering not unlike the British Royalty. The head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder, Sanders works in a business that sports fans avidly follow while pacing the sidelines coaching his Buffaloes. However, during his playing career he was rarely on the sidelines. Some fans might not be aware that Sanders has among the best credentials on the planet and is noted among the elite athletes of our time for his long-lasting agility, speed and smarts. He began his career at Florida State University and played three sports for the Florida State Seminoles, football, baseball and track, and was honored with an induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Sanders played an incredible fourteen seasons in the NFL (National Football League), which is an implausible record considering the average players career in the NFL is 3.3 years. During his football career he won two Super Bowl titles, was an eight-time Pro Bowler and a 6 first-time All-Pro selection. He was inducted into the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

Inconceivably, Sanders moreover played nine seasons of professional baseball, and playing for the Atlanta Braves in the World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, is the only player in a World Series to hit at least .500 with five stolen bases, making him the only athlete to play in both the Super Bowl and a World Series. Records are made to be broken, but I think this record will be long standing. Tagged “Prime Time” during his playing career and “Coach Prime” during his present coaching career, the nickname was given to him by a childhood friend after a high school basketball game when Sanders scored 37 points along with two back-to-back dunks. The nickname was also reinforced by his mother. The name refers to the peak hours of television when viewers tune in for the most significant and best entertaining shows.

Sanders, college educated with a degree in Business Administration, worked as a commentator on the NFL Network, has appeared in numerous television commercials, is a spokesperson for various major products, and performed a medley of his songs from his Rap album while hosting Saturday Night Live in 1995. With active ideas bursting in his thoughts, he authored two revealing books, including the brutally honest, Power, Money and Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life and Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field. For all of his diverse endeavors in life Saunders is noted as a loving, caring and compassionate father of his five children. Ranging in ages from the 20’s to the 30’s with brilliant DNA, all are high achievers and college educated. Shedeur and Shilo played for the Buffaloes and their father in the 2023-24 season, while Shelomi, the youngest of the five, plays basketball for the Buffaloes’ women team. Deion Sanders, diverse and gifted, is a man of all seasons. Go Buffaloes!

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QMeet Entrepreneurial Rising Star, Owner of Oro Landscaping Jacob Farling

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, one name shines brightly: Jacob Farling. Farling is the mastermind behind Oro Landscape. Jacob’s journey epitomizes determination and self-belief, showcasing how a relentless pursuit of dreams can lead to extraordinary success.

Jacob’s story is one of reslience and unwavering ambition. From modest beginnings mowing lawns as a child to naviagting the challenges of college and real estate ventures. Jacob never wavered in his vision to be his own boss. Despite setbacks, including the risk of losing his scholarship, he refused to give up.


Jacob Farling


JDTell us about yourself and how you started Oro Landscaping:

I am of second generation descent from Italy. My family originated in Calabria and moved to the United States to expand their opportunites.

JDWhat inspired you to build luxury landscapes and start a business?

My entrepreneurial interests began when I was twelve years of age. I created a small lawn-mowing business where I would tie a lawnmower to the back of my bike so I could get to my clients’ homes. It started as a very humble business and then it grew into a landscaping enterprise. Years later while in college, a pivotal moment came on a rainy day when everything changed. I spotted a property with potential, knocked on the owner’s door, and secured a landscaping contract worth

$54,000, which catapulted me into the world of design and construction. The turning point arrived when I made a bold decision—to sell everything I owned and invest in my vision. With determination as my fuel, I hit the road with a new black truck and a clear mission: to craft landscapes that exude luxury and excellence.

DTell us what Oro Landscaping means to you:

JOro Landscape isn’t just a business; it’s a testament to my resilience and passion. My values are deeply woven into every project, symbolized by the gold horn I wear for luck — a nod to my Italian heritage and pursuit of excellence.

Oro Landscape is synonymous with prestige and artistry, creating landscapes for not only Colorado’s most discerning clients, but to clients nationwide. Each design reflects my personal journey — from adversity to triumph, from dream to reality.

DTell us something most people don’t know about you:

JAlthough I was fortunate to attend college on a full scholorship and learn buisness processes, I decided it wasn’t for me. I wanted to persue the dream of owning my own business.

JDWhat’s your 5 year goal for Oro Landscaping?

In the next five years, my team and I are focused on growing Oro Landscaping. I will continue my commitment to transparency, outstanding customer service and onpoint artistry. During this venture I now have pleased over 1,000 clients with breathtaking transformations! My goal is to establish Oro Landscaping as the leader in creating the most unique and exquiste outdoor spaces worldwide. I plan to film our work and create a tv show documenting the incredible outdoor spaces we build for clients with discerning taste worldwide.

JDAnything else you’d like to share with our readers?

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Own an HGTV Designed Home in Heron Lakes at TPC Colorado

A home designed by husband-and-wife team Bryan and Sarah Baeumler is currently on the market in the Heron Lakes at The Players Club (TPC) Colorado community. Built in 2022, the home was featured as one of four residences in Heron Lakes on HGTV’s design competition show Rock the Block Season 4. On the market for $3,300,000 this four-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 5,819 square foot home comes furnished and is situated in a cul-de-sac with forever unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains.

The Baeumler’s are known for their work on HGTV’s Renovation Island where they restored an entire Caribbean resort on a remote island in the Bahamas. Their work on HGTV’s Rock the Block brought them to a much different climate in Colorado in 2023. The show features top HGTV designers who have just a few weeks and a limited budget to renovate four blank-slate homes within a new development. Using their signature styles, each team of two designers competes to net the highest appraisal on the home they design.

Regularly referred to as “The Spa House,” the Aspen-chalet style home chosen by Bryan and Sarah at 2517 Southwind Road has a gorgeous open floor plan including a formal dining room with direct views of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker. The designers chose custom finishes including white stone throughout, and a dual waterfall Calacatta marble island in the gourmet kitchen. A dual fireplace in the living room and back deck provides a luxury experience indoors and out.

“During Season 4 of Rock the Block, competitors were asked to bring a Colorado element indoors for one of their design challenges. Bryan and Sarah chose the luxurious white stone featured throughout the home, with a full stone wall that extends from the main level through to the basement,” said DJ Johnson, broker with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

Envisioning the Colorado lifestyle is easy as you step out on the back deck where you can watch beautiful sunsets while using the outdoor BBQ kitchen. On the lower deck, play ping pong on the outdoor table, taking in the glorious mountain views. Or roast marshmallows and sip wine while sitting next to the fire pit on the built-in stone bench.

The interior is a masterpiece in neutrals, applying signature touches with the use of texture in the stonework and the incredible tile used in each of the bathrooms. The piece de resistance is the full spa set up in the basement which includes a massage room with dual massage tables, a fitness room with free weights and a stationary bicycle, a Chromotherapy infinity tub, and a built-in sauna to relax sore muscles. Rounding out the features in the basement are a wet bar and a children’s playhouse built underneath the stairs.

Voted “Best Exterior” of the four Rock the Block homes, Johnson points out “the white stone theme continued to the exterior to create a uniform, beautiful look and feel to their spa-themed home.” Community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, two community restaurants with a third under construction, and a 65,000 square foot grand clubhouse. In addition, outdoor recreation abounds with 8.7 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or running, and three reservoirs with a private lake club and over four miles of shoreline.

“What many do not know is that during the time the show filmed in Heron Lakes, the four designer teams lived on-site in our community and got to enjoy all the recreational opportunities that residents have access to - boating and fishing days on the reservoirs, swimming at the resort pool, fitness center, personal training access and more,” adds Johnson.

Homes located in the gated Rookery section of Heron Lakes offer deeded membership to TPC Colorado (a $40K value). Designed by golf course architect Arthur Schaupeter, the course was built for golfers of all levels, featuring seven sets of tees. Fairways are big and broad and have subtle challenges built into the natural terrain, with incomparable water and mountain views.

Please contact DJ Johnson, 970-213-0648, for more information on this home or the Heron Lakes at TPC community. Season four of Rock the Block is now streaming on Discovery+. Season Five of Rock the Block, featuring Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, is airing now on HGTV.

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Populus: Denver’s Newest Luxury Hotel

Denver continues to evolve as a luxury destination for discriminating travelers, while the anticipation surrounding the upcoming Populus Hotel is profound. Fittingly located in the heart of the city, this innovative hotel promises an unparalleled experience for guests seeking both luxury and sustainability. I had the pleasure of visiting the site and with notebook in hand experienced an exclusive tour that left me with good thoughts for Denver’s hospitality.

I was greeted by affable General Manager, George Prine, whose passion for hospitality and commitment to excellence was instantly evident. A property is only as good as its leader, and Prine with years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, which includes significant properties in Europe and the United States, and I felt that him at the helm his motivation and spirit will set Populus apart as a beacon of Denver hospitality.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Curtis Landrum, Populus’ Director of Food and Beverage. Landrum’s background in culinary arts and his dedication to creating exceptional dining experiences was evident throughout the hotel’s design. His commitment to excellence and innovation in food and beverage service will hopefully elevate Populus to the elite circle of Denver’s culinary creations.

Populus’ architectural scheme owes its brilliant design to the Studio Gang, a renowned Chicago-based company. Cleverly drawing inspiration from the majestic Aspen trees that enhance the Colorado landscape, Studio Gang has crafted a striking exterior skin that mimics the organic forms found in nature. This innovative design pays homage to the hotel’s natural surroundings and also creates a visually stunning aesthetic that sets Populus apart as an icon of Denver’s modern architecture. Behind the scenes, the project is overseen by a team of specialists, including the talented Beck Group, holding tight as the project manager and builder, and who provided both preconstruction and construction. Their diligence and commitment to quality ensure that Populus will exceed the highest expectations.

A New Denver Landmark

Rising 13 stories into the clouds with 265 rooms, Populus will be a landmark at the corner of 14th and Court Streets in downtown Denver. Developed by Urban Villages, Populus embodies the forward-thinking ethos of Denver’s urban landscape. With a focus on sustainability and community engagement, Urban Villages has brought together a team of hospitality professionals to create a truly transformative experience for guests and residents alike. Walking through the corridors of Populus, I couldn’t help but marvel at the care and thoughtfulness that has gone into every aspect of the hotel’s design, from the stunning lobby with soaring ceilings and panoramic views of the city to the meticulously appointed guest rooms and suites. It seems that every element has been carefully curated to provide guests with a memorable encounter. But in my mind and perhaps most impressive is Populus’s commitment to sustainability. Noted as the first carbon-zero hotel in Denver, Populus is setting a new standard for environmentally conscious hospitality with its use of renewable energy, to its commitment to zero waste, and is leading the way in sustainable luxury.

My concluding thoughts. The upcoming opening of Populus is a solid foundation for a wonderful celebration for residents of Denver and luxury travelers. In place we have a stunning design, a solid commitment to sustainability, and an emphasis on superlative service. Populus is looking forward to redefining the luxury hotel experience in the Mile High City. Upon departing the property I felt excited for the future of Denver’s hospitality scene and eager to experience all that Populus has to offer.

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QPashmina De Shon and Christopher Lacey launched Bar & Cocoa with a mission to transform the bean-to-bar chocolate experience into an exciting journey. Originally starting as a craft chocolate subscription service, they swiftly expanded into a comprehensive online shop and even opened a retail store in Charleston (which closed in 2020), all to offer an unparalleled selection of ethical, fine craft chocolate. Today, Bar & Cocoa boasts a collection from over 60 makers across more than 30 countries. The chocolate featured is part of a supply chain that surpasses the transparency and ethical standards of Fair Trade or mainstream brands, offering a superior taste. Each chocolate bar is made from premium quality cacao, ensuring cocoa, rather than sugar or fillers, shines as the primary ingredient. This commitment allows customers to explore the rich, varied flavors of different origins, offering a gourmet experience far removed from the uniform taste of mass-produced chocolate.

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PDTell us about yourself and how you came to Colorado:

I moved to Colorado on a whim in 2003, inspired by a philosophy book on Integral theory, and joined a forward-thinking non-profit focused on holistic solutions based on that philosophy. Over time I found that I had found a home in Denver through the friends I had made.

PDWhat got you interested in the chocolate business?

I’m a foodie at heart, always fussing over ingredients for cooking and what I bought. But chocolate? Not so much. It always seemed too pricey, and I couldn’t get why. Then I took a chance on a craft chocolate bar, and holy cocoa beans, I realized that chocolate was so much more than the singular flat flavor of “chocolate” that we’ve been accustomed to as kids. The bar I ate had so much flavor,

it’s like wine or coffee, there’s nuance that can be affected by the type of cacao and where it’s grown. Even more alarming, I learned that much of the cacao comes from places steeped in extreme poverty, relying on slave labor and child labor, with over 2 million kids caught in this heartbreaking cycle. It hit me hard—how can something that brings us so much joy be rooted in so much suffering? I realized that cheap chocolate is cheap for a haunting reason.

After a few disappointing experiences shopping for chocolate options online I thought “I can do this better.” So with a bit of marketing know-how and a lot of passion, we launched Bar & Cocoa. Just like that, I was in the chocolate business, turning my curiosity into a full-blown love affair, but with a mission to make it ethical and transparent, celebrating the love, joy and the celebration of chocolate.

DTell us what’s the most incredible experiences you had while searching for your products?

POne of the most humbling experiences I’ve had on this chocolate journey took me to the Upala cacao farms in Costa Rica. It wasn’t just incredible; it was eye-opening. Seeing cacao grow right before my eyes, I was struck by the pride and dedication of the farmers and their families. They weren’t just growing cacao; they were cultivating fine-flavored beans with a respect for the land through sustainable agroforestry, all while earning a premium that far exceeded the norm. What got to me the most was seeing how much of their

hard-earned income was invested back into their children’s education. These folks were humble, yet their lives were moving forward, showing me a glimpse of real upward mobility. It was here that I realized, this is the way chocolate should be made—ethically, sustainably, with a positive impact on the very people who lay the groundwork for our indulgence

PDTell us something most people don’t know about you:

I was born in Taiwan, and immigrated here when I was 17 for college.

PDWhat’s your 5 years goal for Bar and Cocoa?

In the next five years, we’re focused on growing Bar & Cocoa to further educate people about the richness of premium chocolate and its positive ripple effects on farmers, sustainability, and the preservation of heirloom cacao. Our aim is to make Bar & Cocoa a prime example of how a business can thrive by doing good—supporting ethical practices and offering a great workplace. 877.778.8599



Punta Mita Pleasure

Trisha Ventker

Punta Mita Pleasure

Trisha Ventker

Part Two

I was enormously eager to revisit Punta Mita for the second time and to experience and cover editorially the Four Seasons and their extravagant Naviva, a unique 15 tent resort. Traveling with my friend Stephanie, we booked two nights at the Four Seasons and two nights at Naviva. Looking back on the visit, four nights at each location would have been an exceptional choice. The 1,500-acre Punta Mita Peninsula, 26 miles north from the Puerto Vallarta airport, is an entity unto itself and regarded as the most opulent destination in North and Latin America, and I agree.

Punta Mita is positioned on the northernmost tip of Banderas Bay, and bordered on three sides by nine and a half miles of Pacific Ocean, white sandy beaches and coves, the name originating from the Aztec word “mictlan” which appropriately means “gateway to paradise.” Punta Mita is gated, private, and ultra-luxurious, and the feeling upon arriving is that you are undeniably entering a distinctive destination. From my first trip I recognized that Punta Mita is home to multimillion-dollar villas, 15 residential communities and hotel resorts, which includes the Conrad and St. Regis properties, the 117 room Four Seasons and Naviva, a huge tennis complex, and two of the world’s most prominent private golf courses. Golfer or not, Bill Gates acquired the Punta Mita Four Seasons Resort and adjacent land for 200 million in 2014 and Punta Mita in my travels is possibly one of the most luxurious booking destinations. (Please see Denver Colorado Luxury Magazine, Spring Issue 2024).

A Destination with Memories.

Both properties left an indelible mark, and I say this with reverence because I’ve reported on a number of exceptional hotels and resorts in North America and Europe. My stay at Naviva and Four Seasons Punta Mita was nothing short of extraordinary. Naviva’s stunning nature integrated with its exceptional service, created an ambiance of pure luxury and relaxation. From the opulent accommodations to the impeccable dedication to detail, it surpassed all expectations. Moreover, the culinary journey at Naviva was an experience to remember. The varied and tantalizing cuisine highlights the culinary expertise of the chef, leaving me in awe of the flavors and presentations offered at every sitting. My travels have revealed to me that service is a top priority, and Punta Mita is service positioned.

Naviva Unscripted

Our first two nights at Naviva offered a surprising feeling of self-discovery, opening ourselves to the peninsula and natural world, the people who came before us and who lived here and worked the land. I quickly determined that Naviva is truly a wellness destination that indulges your inner-self and nourishes your soul, and where nature teaches you how to relax and take pleasure in the moment. Our luxury tent was surrounded by 48 acres of forest and lush semi-tropical plants, while the melodies of indigenous birds blending with the crashing waves bestowed a mystical energy to the setting, along with the shifting hues of light.

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Punta Mita Pleasure

A guide led us over a bamboo bridge and forested gorge to our sumptuous tent lodging, and we were surprised with the al fresco living room, bedrooms that whisper comfort, bathrooms large enough to do a spin or two to a mariachi band, deep soaking tubs, a skylit shower connecting to the environment, a small inviting private plunge pool, and an outdoor area with a hammock, firepit, shower and bathrooms.

Wellness Abundance

“Wellness,” a word with ancient roots is a catchphrase in today’s world of fitness and wellbeing and embraces healthy living, an active lifestyle, nutrition, holistic and spiritual and mental well-being. However, wellness at Naviva moves the core of the concept skyward with all of the above, as well as cherished wellness spaces, two private spa pods hidden away in the forest. In step with the long-standing history of Punta Mita, and a Native American tradition, is the esteemed temazcal involving renewal and rebirth, and cleansing the body and soul. Temazcal translating from Nahuatl to “house of heat,” is in place at Naviva guided by a devoted curandero. a ceremonial fire pit, pre and post ceremonies, and a convenient outdoor shower area. I also found Yoga enthusiasts at Risco Terrace, along with an al fresco gym with views of the ocean.

Four Seasons Punta Mita and The Tail of the Whale

We moved over to the Four Seasons hotel via a golf cart and stopped to see the famed Tail of the Whale. I’ve never taken up the game of golf, but the spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, adjacent to the Bay of Banderas and the Pacific, offers golfers the challenging and famed “Tail of the Whale”, the only natural island ocean green, par-3 hole in the world, played only at low tide with a dress code suitable to the tradition of the game. It seems to me that in the diverse world of golf, the Tail of the Whale stands alone where golfers hope their ball lands on the island or if not, will float away in the Pacific.

Culinary Elation

We enjoyed lunch at the adults-only pool, spent some time exploring the property, followed by an 80 minute Punta Mita Tequila Stone massage, and dinner at Dos Catrinas with a large open air seaside dining patio. Executive Chef, Jorge Gonzalez, born in Guadalajara where he attended a culinary school, has worked in Puebla, the Four Seasons Mexico City, and winning awards at Punta Mita with the flair of the renowned Mexico cuisine. The table side guacamole is created with style, the server thankfully asking us the degree of heat or spiciness. Mild to medium was a savory culinary appreciation, as were the garlic shrimp, cauliflower tacos with a vegan tartar dressing. The corn tortillas, made in house, are so tasty they’re like a dessert. It was with admiration to experience Chef Gonzalez’s cooking. Our last full day was jammed with movement. A glorious Panoramic Hike with incredible peninsula views, followed by lunch at Dos Catrinas, then a Mezcal Tasting at the Hakari Cultural Centre, an afternoon snorkeling tour at Cuevas Beach, and finally dinner at Bahia with Chef Richard Sandoval at the helm.

When You Go

First, there is a down to earth vibe here with the fabled Mexico hospitality, and absolutely no pretension, yet with impeccable service, and a commitment to excellence which was evident in every aspect. The unparalleled luxury is a getaway filled with relaxation, adventure, wellness, and travel memories.

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John Colclough – Ireland Luxury

It all began in 1978 when John Colclough, an avid reader with a quick wit who is blessed with a rare photographic memory and enough intelligence to share with an army, began exploring the history, culture, and traditions of Ireland. Following his heart and with a profound affection for the island, Colclough explored the untrammeled backroads lined with ancient hand-designed stone fences that appear as if they were created by a master artist and designed for horse-drawn carriages. He negotiates postal lanes that carve their way past rolling grass fields with the most brilliant green on the planet, dotted with elm and lime trees, and glorious castles that appear like an astonishing vision in a landscape bordered by blankets of green and stands of leafy trees. Winding his way into villages, speaking with residents in Galic, listening to their tales and wondering what’s around the corner, he investigates haunted castles and researches the absolute best of Ireland, the preeminent accommodations, the finest chefs, creating personal connections to private estates and castles, and is able to open doors to remarkable possibilities, not available to visitors. With a great passion, Colclough affectionately appreciated the great country houses and castles of Ireland. He has traced the development of Irish architecture from medieval times to modern day, is a member of the Irish Georgian Society, a group that is helping to preserve and save the old Irish houses, castles and estates and along the way, having spent his adult years investigating Ireland’s distinguished travel destinations, launched Ireland & Britain Observed, the essence of luxury travel.

Colclough, (pronounced colclee), was born in Wexford, located in southeast Ireland. He attended school in London to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were both barristers. Tired of law, John switched to art, literature, architecture, history and the magic of storytelling. In the 1980’s, Colclough inherited a 1947 Bentley by chance from an uncle who couldn’t afford to run the car and while driving around the countryside, Colclough discovered a 1949 Rolls-Royce that was being used as a chicken coop in the backyard of a farmhouse where a tree or two had also found a home among the eggs. He purchased the Rolls, collected the eggs, chased out the hens, removed the trees, and meticulously restored the vehicle. He decided the best way to utilize the cars would be to take guests on tours in the Bentley and Rolls-Royce to some of the 150 or so private homes and castles that he was personally familiar with, including those that were haunted or had a presence.

Irish Haunted Houses by Vintage Bentley

Colclough was aware that only 20 miles from Dublin a visitor is deep in the Irish countryside where the land has remained unchanged for 500 years and the countryside has been cared for, factories and industry have not marred the land, and it is waiting to be shared with the world. He launched his luxury tours in the early 1980’s including a ghostly tour that was extremely popular. Touching the heart and refreshing the spirit, he led guests past large stones smoothed by the ceaseless rhythms of time to a renovated 12th century round tower, an ancient church with a sagging roof covered with moss and the Huntington Castle in Wexford with a moat, drawbridge, druid drinking well and a bevy of friendly spirits that bump around at night in rooms and hallways. The castle is built over a druid well that dates to A.D. 400, and ghosts or not, there are so many spirits flitting about that he found it impossible to keep guests here overnight.

The Ghostly Tour also included a night in a 1440 Norman stronghold where there is a 12,000-volume library with many first editions of the Elizabethan poets, and on the walls, curious portraits. Each evening there is a dinner party at a private estate and here, over a glass of port wine, are where lasting memories are formed.

The Bentley and Roll-Royce are gone, but John Colclough’s luxury tours are booming as his reputation has steadily grown, expanding to Britain and Scotland, and noted as the essence of the modern Irish Renaissance man. He was a visiting lecturer at The Smithsonian and has lectured numerous times in the United States at heritage organizations, and satisfying dreams and surpassing expectations, is hosting some of the most demanding clients in the world, including Prince Michael of Greece, international celebrities and film stars. Last year 27 of his clients arrived by private jet, and one of them brought along his own horse. Colclough’s Ireland & Britain Observed has also grown on a high level expanding with 10 driver guides who understand service, detail, and Ireland’s history.

For visitors on a time schedule there is a Half Day Walking Tour of Dublin, Hidden Ireland Day Tour, Day Tour of Gardens, golfing and architecture excursions. For gourmands, an intimate and informative evening in Dublin of traditional Irish cooking at the Alix Gardner Cookery School, renowned as the first cooking school in Ireland dating to 1979. Affable Alix Gardner, regarded among the top connoisseurs of cuisine in Ireland, has been married to John for some 40 years, and between the two this dynamic duo is an Irish treasure.

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My philosophy for bridal makeup is always keep it clean, simple, and classy.

Base and Foundation

A beautiful glowing look from the walk down the aisle to the first dance. I like the skin to look velvet. I do not go for the latest trends, but who doesn’t mind looking flawless or walking down the aisle? (Custom Foundation, ERA Foundation, Sheer Perfection Primer)


I have found way too many people follow the trends in eyebrows lately. I prefer a brow to look more natural. That does not mean the brow can’t be enhanced or embellished. I often put my brides in brow boot camp before the big day. We shape, we grow, we tint, and we get them into the perfect natural brow look for your special day. (Revitabrow, Brow Food Clear Brow Gel)


The glowing bridal look transitions well to shadows on the eyes. Many of the brides do not wear anything on their eyes on a daily basis, so showing up at your wedding with a heavy smoky or something stark in shimmer could be a bit much. This is why we keep the lids settle in neutral.  Champagnes, Bronze, and Muted Grays are some of the perfect colors for keeping the looks subtle and special on your day. (Hold on tight, Get a Grip, Cream Eyeshadow, Gilded shadow, Sable shadow, Pink Mocha shadow)

Blushing, Bride, of course

I always believe in a subtle but vibrant shade to set the tone for the blushing bride. Flushed and fresh on the apples give the healthiest of looks for a bride of any age. Cream blush, to start on the apples and back, layered with a bit of shimmer. Finish it all with a powder blush to keep it lasting all day long. (Barely Peach cream blush, Barely Pink cream blush, Quartz Dew Drops, Rose Gold Dew Drops)

Lip Color

Bridal lips? A natural lip with gloss is always a beautiful and achievable look making a lip color look as if the brides. Sheer lip stains are perfect to achieve this look. They make it look as if the bride has a ”bitten” feature. With a hydrated glow layered on top, a subtle shimmer is always the perfect addition. Colorado always makes it a bit more difficult but think about it and know it takes more than just a little lip balm on the day of your wedding to achieve a beautifully hydrated lip. (Berry lip stain, plum lip stain, lipsmart, lip balm, Zelda gloss, All That Glitters lip gloss)

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Making sure your skin is in the best condition is always a goal, especially on your wedding day. I always suggest working back 6 to 8 months from your wedding date. Reminder great skin takes time beautiful make up looks best on beautiful skin. Start with a skin care consultation with your licensed skin care, professional come to the appointment with your goals and desires. They should set you up on a detailed regime to complete the steps to get a for your special day.

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Don’t stress, smile a lot, and know everyone involved is there to support you and the person you have chosen to marry that day. It will be special!

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The Brown Palace

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is aptly named with its palatial atrium aweing guests of all ages. The hotel first opened in 1892 and has kept its historical charm while providing modern and luxurious amenities. A walking tour of the hotel is available to enlighten visitors of the heart and soul that went into its design and highlights special details only visible to a knowledgeable eye. Despite the close proximity to a bustling downtown, guests enjoy the many restaurant options on-site, including afternoon tea time in the stunning atrium, complete with devonshire cream shipped in directly from England, and the culinary mastery offered at the Palace Arms restaurant, served in a room with hand painted wallpaper and surrounded by ancient relics. 321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 297-3111


The Crawford Hotel

The Crawford is a truly unique hotel, located in Denver’s Union Station. Designed within the original walls of this historical landmark, which dates back to 1881, guests find themselves enjoying a new room experience at each visit, as no two rooms are the same. The hotel boasts historical yet modern design features, with rooms that feel cozy yet luxurious. Guests looking for a peaceful atmosphere can curl up with a good book in one of the reading nooks while those looking for more excitement need only walk downstairs to The Great Hall. Also known as Denver’s Living Room, The Great Hall features a vibrant array of shops and restaurants with award winning chefs. Whether patrons are enjoying a craft beer from the Terminal Bar or competing in a friendly game of shuffleboard, The Great Hall brings people together, a perfect reflection of the building’s original intention. 1701 Wynkoop Street

Denver, CO 80202

(720) 460-3700

Four Seasons

Four Seasons hotels are known for their luxurious accommodations and unmatched customer service, and the Four Seasons Denver is no exception. From the moment guests enter the hotel, they are treated to an experience like no other. Large suites with stunning mountain views, unforgettable meals at the famed EDGE Restaurant & Bar, relaxing treatments at the full-service spa, and delicious cocktails served poolside at the rooftop pool oasis, are just a few of the unique amenities awaiting Four Seasons guests. Its convenient location across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex and just steps away from Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall, allows guests easy access to shows, shopping, restaurants, sporting activities, and exciting nightlife offered in downtown Denver. 1111 14th Street

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 389-3000


DThe Gaylord of the Rockies

Located minutes from Denver International Airport in the idyllic All American City of Aurora, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center will feature over 1,500 guest rooms including 114 well-appointed suites and over 485,000 square feet of extraordinary meeting and convention space. As a gateway to the Rockies, Gaylord Rockies will offer memorable experiences to its guests with first-class restaurants, a luxurious spa and salon, diverse shops, winding waterways and picture perfect sunset views. Rustic alpine charm and exciting “open-air” activity make this Rocky Mountain Front Range retreat an adventure in itself. 6700
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The Oxford Hotel

The Oxford Hotel, in addition to being one of the most popular luxury hotels in downtown Denver, is the oldest operating hotel. It has seen many enhancements through the years, perfecting the art that is a luxury hotel, while preserving the character and integrity of its history. As a registered landmark on the National Register for Historic Places, and boasting a stunning display of art and historical architecture, it’s no wonder the hotel receives guests from across the globe.

1600 17th Street

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 628-5400


The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Denver, located in the heart of downtown, lives up to its name with quality and modern sophistication incorporated into every inch of the hotel. Special attention to detail is evident throughout and provides guests with a tranquil setting to enjoy a luxurious home away from home. Even the youngest of guests are considered VIP’s and eligible to take part in the Ritz Kids program. A myriad of dining options are available within walking distance of the hotel but many guests enjoy paying tribute to famed Broncos quarterback John Elway, by indulging in the fine dining offered on site at ELWAY’S steakhouse. 1881 Curtis Street

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 312-3800


Owned and operated by restaurant veterans, Sean and Betsy Workman, Acova debuted in the Lower Highlands area of Denver in June of 2018 and was designed to be the neighborhood joint for friends and family. The kitchen creates an eclectic menu for all lifestyles and dietary restrictions and serves lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch.


3651 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 736.2718

Mon - Thurs Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm 11:30 - 11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am - 11 pm

Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


One of Colorado’s best northern Italian restaurants, Barolo Grill has also been recognized as one of the world’s best restaurants for wine. In 2018 Barolo was honored with both Wine Spectator’s Grand Award and Wine Enthusiasts’ Best 100 Wine Restaurants award. Known for hand crafted modern Piemontese cuisine and knowledgeable, attentive staff, Barolo is the perfect choice for special occasions or a great night out. Their seasonally changing menus highlight items from the staff’s annual pilgrimage to Northern Italy and features locally sourced ingredients from regional farms and artisans. 3030 East Sixth Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 393.1040

Dinner Tues - Thurs 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun - Mon closed

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Ash’Kara, a globally inspired restaurant with influences from Israel, the Middle East and Mesopotamia, is a collaborative partnership with the restaurateur team of chef Daniel Asher and Josh Dinar (River and Woods, the forthcoming Tributary Food Hall in Golden and Mother Tongue at Broadway Market) and Culinary Creative Group (Bar Dough, Senor Bear, Morin and the forthcoming Maine Shack). Ash’Kara is located in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood.

2005 W 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 (303) 537-4407

Mon - Tues 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 3:00 pm - 10 p.m.


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

The restaurant features warm dining spaces, with local stone and classic mahogany throughout to create an unparalleled ambiance. Enjoy Denver’s premiere smoking lounge with more than 65 cigars to choose from in our humidor. Located in the prestigious Greenwood Village area, it’s the perfect place to reconnect over an intimate dinner and is one of the best steakhouses in Denver.

8100 E Orchard Road, Denver, CO 80111 (303) 796-0100 Lunch Weekdays 11:30 am - 2 :00 pm

Mon - Thurs 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri- Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Guard and Grace

There’s a reason that Guard and Grace is the first name on people’s lips when asked for a steakhouse recommendation in Denver. Chef and owner Troy Guard wows his patrons with a fine dining experience featuring mouth watering steaks and a delicious raw bar, turning any social gathering into a celebration.

1801 California Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 293-8500

Dinner Sun - Thurs 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Le French Founded by Senegalese French sisters Aminata and Rougui Dia, Le French is a gourmet, casual-chic French bakery and bistro. Le French specializes in high-end pastries and elevated modern Parisian cuisine with global influences, a nod to the sisters’ heritage. 4901 S. Newport St. Denver, CO 80237 (720) 710-8963 Tues - Thurs 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Sat Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Le Bilboquet

Reminiscent of a charming French bistro, Le Bilboquet Denver is located in Cherry Creek North within the St. Paul Collection. The restaurant offers a vibrant atmosphere paired with simple, classic French cooking - bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood. Le Bilboquet is a natural gathering spot to enjoy a chilled bottle of rosé alfresco or classic bistro fare like croque monsieur paired with a local draft beer.

299 St. Paul Street, Denver, CO 80206

(303) 835-9999

Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm



Spuntino Food & Wine claims a “Global Mind, Colorado Body, and Italian Soul” and the statement could not be more true. The owners, a husband and wife team, bring their passion for Italian food and culture to the Highlands region of Denver. Fresh, house-made focaccia, gnocchi, and gelato are enhanced by an extensive wine list and intimate setting.

2639 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-0949

Dinner Wed Thurs - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy Hour Tues- Sun 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Patterned after Tequileiras in Mexico, Tamayo invites patrons in for delicious small plates and specialty margaritas designed to perfection, inciting conversation and community. This modern take on Mexican cuisine is not found at a typical Mexican restaurant. Served on the terrace while watching a spectacular sunset over the Rocky Mountains, first time visitors are sure to return. 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 946-1433

Lunch Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner Sun - Thurs 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Brunch Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Happy Hour Daily at the tequila bar & lounge 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Corner Office

The Corner Office, located in downtown Denver, opened in 2008 by restaurateur Peter Karpinski of Sage Restaurant Group. The Corner Office is where enjoying great food and cocktails is your only assignment Loosen up, kick back and slide into prime time with colleagues, friends or someone special. Designed with a modern eye for comfort and good times, The Corner Office features a bustling bar, energetic dining rooms, communal table and private event rooms. 1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 825-6500 Mon - Thurs 6:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri- 6:00 am - 12:00 am Saturday Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am 7 :00am - 11 :00 pm


In the tradition of Central and South American convivial dining culture, Toro Denver features a ceviche bar, small plates, and family-style entrees, plus, hand-muddled cocktails and local beer and wine. Toro features authentic Latin ingredients, international flavors, and artful dishes at their Cherry Creek Denver restaurant.

150 Clayton Lane, Ste B, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 253-3000

Brunch Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner Mon - Thurs 4:00 pm - 10:00pm Fri & Sun Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 5:00 pm- 11:00 pm

Breakfast Mon -Fri Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 am 6:30 am - 10:00 am

Happy Hour Mon - Sun 3:00 pm - 5 :00 pm


uchi Denver

Uchi Denver is a renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Denver, offering a unique culinary experience with its creative fusion of traditional flavors and modern techniques. Known for its innovative sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes, Uchi Denver has gained a reputation for impeccable quality and a chic, inviting atmosphere, making it a must-visit for those seeking a sophisticated dining experience in the Mile High City. 2500 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80205 (303) 444-1922 Mon -Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00pm


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Bistro Le Roux

Bistro LeRoux, Chef Lon Symensma’s ode to the Meditteranean bistro, is gorgeously appointed and features an inventive menu of decadent fare in the heart of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. From savory Croques Madame to decadent fresh-baked Cinnamon Rolls, LeRoux’s menu draws inspiration from Symensma’s time spent training (and eating!) in kitchens across Europe.

1510 16th Street Denver, Colorado 80202 (720) 845-1673

Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Brown Palace

Perked in an elegant corner of The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Ellyngton’s is a stylishly appointed breakfast and lunchroom that offers a classy Sunday Brunch. With an extensive selection of exquisite menu items – guests can relish entrees like the prime rib quiche or the cured salmon toast. Patrons will get a taste of the hotel’s rich 130-year history by dining among the ornate décor and 19th century structures. .

321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 297-3111

Brunch at Ellyngton’s Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Hilton Denver Inverness

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Rocky Mountains, Hilton Denver Inverness’ Champagne Sunday brunch features over a 100 offerings each week. A local favorite, the Sunday brunch is hosted in The Garden Terrace and offers an omelet station; shellfish display, including shucked oysters; smoked salmon; snow crab legs; bay scallops; and more. Additionally, a wide display of mini desserts and weekly rotating dessert flambe is available. Prices start at $64.95 per person and $32 for children ages 6-12 (guests under five are complimentary).

200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112


Brunch Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Tamayo’s Bottomless Margarita Brunch is everything you want and everything you need going into fall and winter brunch dates with friends. The free-flowing small plates and brunch cocktails are offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy unlimited small plates featuring delectable favorites like huevos rancheros, carnitas tacos and tres leches paired with mimosas, margaritas and Bloody Marias.

Bottomless Food & Drink $60 - Bottomless Food Only $40. 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

(720) 946-1433

Brunch Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Denver is a city built on brunch and Toro’s brunch menu is a pioneer in pairing breakfast favorites with unique cultural cuisines from all over the world. Toro’s bottomless brunch is perfect to enjoy with friends and family in their outdoor courtyard that’s hidden within the dining room. Offered Saturday and Sunday with a bottomless food and drink option for $49 and bottomless food only for $30, this brunch is exclusive but surely one you’ll never forget. Their new brunch menu, just launched this month, features exotic dishes with Latin flair like the Zucchini Tiradito, huevos rancheros, shrimp corn enchiladas, churrasco and eggs and quinoa-fried rice. Toro is also introducing a new brunch dessert, which is sure to become a fan favorite: churro bread pudding!

150 Clayton Lane, Ste B, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 253-3000

Brunch Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Snooze A.M. Eatery

Snooze specializes in innovative breakfasts made with responsibly sourced, fresh ingredients and a bright, upbeat atmosphere. The menu features Snooze’s signature Pineapple Upside Down and Blueberry Danish Pancakes, imaginative Benedicts, as well as breakfast sandwiches, omelets and breakfast tacos. Diners can customize their meals and taste their way through three pancake flavors with the Signature Pancake Flight, or sample two different Benedicts with the Benny Duo option. The full bar is replete with morning cocktails, local beers and spiked coffee beverages.

101 N. Broadway, Suite 1, Denver, 80203 ((720) 443-4540

Brunch Daily weekdays: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm weekends 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Jill’s at The St. Julien

Although in Boulder, Jill’s definately is worth the drive from Denver! Brunch has returned to Jill’s Restaurant on both Saturdays and Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a new menu from executive chef Rich Byers. The thoughtful menu features fresh, local and dynamic ingredients with dishes such as a brioche croque madame with black truffle béchamel, Gruyère, an overeasy egg and River Bear ham, Shrimp & Grits with Gayla’s Georgia grits, and various Benedicts. Plus, brunch-goers can enjoy a buildyour-own Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar loaded with mixes, toppings, hot sauce and more, in addition to bottomless mimosas.

900 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

(720) 406-7399

Brunch Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Local Jones

Local Jones, a neighborhood American Bistro and Bar, is nestled in the heart of the bustling Cherry Creek North. The socially engaging atmosphere features indoor and outdoor seating where friends and soon-to-be friends come together to celebrate what we all cherish: great food, great drinks, and great company. Enjoy a newly launched brunch menu by Executive Chef Brendalee Vialpando and Executive Pastry Chef Saura Kline - featuring brunch favorites including Saura’s Jerusalem Bagel, LJ cinnamon roll and the pork green chilli burrito. On Sundays, enjoy “Vinyl Brunch” from 10AM - 2 PM where cocktails flow as the vinyl spins.

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206

(720) 772-5022

Brunch Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm


The weekend brunch at Postino is in a category all its own and will appeal to Highlands Ranch residents and visitors looking for a curated selection of farm-fresh comfort foods like Umbria Egg Toast featuring scrambled egg with crèma and white truffle, crispy oyster mushroom, and parmigiano reggiano atop a toasted ciabatta, and the Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with Sicilian garlic yogurt, smoked salmon, capers, pickled red onion, avocado, and dill. Brunch cocktail highlights include the Lectric’ Eye composed of Cappelletti, Dolin Blanc, fresh lemon juice, and soda, and the Sherry Mary featuring Oloroso Sherry.

1497 Park Central Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129 (720) 410-8600

Brunch Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Urban Farmer

Located in Denver’s charming LoDo neighborhood Urban Farmer Steakhouse offers an extensive selection of brunch offerings, including classic dishes like buttermilk pancakes, waffles and French toast, and unique options such as rabbit hash, served with fingerling potato, endive slaw and confit egg yolk. The restaurant also offers a Bloody Mary bar, encouraging guests to concoct their own creations each weekend for just $25. The buffet is complete with 26 different toppings, including olives, celery, pickled vegetables, fresh cucumber, fresh horseradish, togarashi, inhouse candied bacon with brown sugar and chili flake, a selection of spices, house made bloody mix and much, much more. For those who prefer bubbles, the mimosa bar features a selection of freshly-squeezed orange, grapefruit and cranberry juices and a selection of up to four berry toppings. 1659 Wazee St, Denver CO 80202 (303) 262-6070

Brunch Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

A Tsagas Furs and Leathers Designs

A Tsagas Furs and Leather Designs is a Leather and Fur Clothing Store in Denver, CO that creates customized designs, offers alterations, and even restyles your old fur and leather pieces into something current and stylish. If you’re looking for edgy fashions made of leather or fur, visit us today or contact us to find out more about our unique services

974 S Monaco Pkwy Denver, CO 80224 (720) 941-3877

Monday-Friday 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



Today, father and son create a beautiful array of custom jewelry ranging from classic to contemporary. While Gnat Original Design is well known for our exquisite engagement rings, we also craft one-of-a-kind pieces in the entire range of jewelry using precious metals, fine gemstones and certified diamonds.

250 Columbine Street Suite 130 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 355-5050

Monday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm Tues - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Gnat Jewelers

Moore For Life

Michael Moore has worked in the cosmetics industry since 1988 with brand leaders such as Bobbi Brown Essentials, Chanel, and Estée Lauder. In New York City, he was often seen backstage during fashion week, supporting major designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, and Vera Wang. Michael’s client list included Oscar winners, First Ladies of the United States, and royalty.

Eventually, the quality of the Colorado lifestyle—the healthy, natural atmosphere that inspires his technique— drew him out west, where he opened Moore For Life in Denver’s own center of chic, Cherry Creek North.

3035 East 3rd Avenue Denver, CO 80206 (303) 484-1857

Tues- Saturday 10 am - 6 pm



A family company whose craftspeople make, often by hand and always with love , bags and belts, diaries and dishes, scarves and shoes, perfumes and purses, ties and travelling furniture, as well as gloves, hats, watches, jewelery and clothes.

Cherry Creek Shoping Center

3000 E. First Avenue, Space P-206

Denver, CO 80206

(303) 388-0700

Tues-Saturday 11:00 am- 7:00 pm


Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum continues to wow visitors daily with its extensive display of world-class art, featuring painting and sculpture disciplines, modern and contemporary art, photography, textile art, and other representations from around the world. Temporary exhibitions provide a constant source of new art to view and appreciate. Special activities and games for kids are incorporated into the museum, allowing for an engaging and enlightening experience for all ages.

100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 865-5000

Main Box Office: (303) 893-4100 Mon - Thurs 10am - 5pm


10am - 8pm

Sun 10am - 5pm Mon - Sun 10am - 8pm

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is the largest non-profit theatre organization in the country. From Broadway tours including performances such as Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Les Miserables, and Wicked, to more intimate theatres featuring comedy shows and other events, and education for all levels of thespian talent, the DCPA offers something for everyone. 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204

Administrative offices: (303) 893-4100

Closed major holidays


Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens offers visitors an escape to a tranquil, 24-acre floral oasis. It features endless trails to meander while surrounded by a stunning display of natural beauty, showcasing local plants as well as plants from around the world. Many enjoy stopping in at the Offshoots Cafe for a coffee and croissant before continuing their journey. Families enjoy the Mordecai Children’s Garden, a rooftop garden designed for kids, providing them with a safe space to explore and connect with nature.

1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 (720) 865-3500

Sun-Thurs 10am - 9pm Fri-Sat 10am - 9:30pm Mon - Sun 9am - 5pm


Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium is truly an underwater adventure with exhibits featuring creatures in multiple habitats across the globe. From the desert to the rainforest and everything in between, visitors of all ages will marvel at the beauty of this underwater life. Aquarium visits are enhanced by dining at the aquarium restaurant where delicious meals are served with a view of a 50,000 gallon aquarium containing tropical fish, sharks, and even a mermaid or two.

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211 (303) 561-4450

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The DMNS provides visitors with multiple exhibits to explore and perform hands-on activities. Visit the Health exhibit to test your strength and view your self-portrait from 50 years in the future. Explore the Space Odyssey exhibit and experiment with the impacts of water, air, and magnets. Walk through the Wildlife dioramas to experience the magnificent size of a bear. The Discovery Zone was specially designed for small children and gives them the opportunity to expand the use of their fives senses within a safe environment. Museum visitors also enjoy the many shows offered at the IMAX and Planetarium. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 (303) 370-6000 Museum Mon - Sun 9am - 5pm except Dec 25)

Shop Mon - Sun 9am - 5pm

Dock Hours 8am - 2:30pm


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