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EDITOR IN CHIEF Trisha Ventker CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER Trisha Ventker FASHION DIRECTOR Charlie Price FASHION LAYOUT David Rossa CONTRIBUTORS Maggie Burns Richard Carroll Michael Moore Charlie Price PHOTOGRAPHY Chad Chisholm Hardy Klahold Randi Rhea Trisha Ventker

Trisha Ventker is an author, photographic artist, branding expert, social media influencer, publisher of ELIFE magazine, NoCo magazine and Denver, Colorado Luxury magazine.

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Feature Denver’s Gem: Raz Gnat Fashion Emilio Pucci: A Man of All Seasons, Ophelia, There’s a Pattern Here Food & Wine Watermelon Mint Refresher Self A Silent Pandemic: Men with Mental Illness Health & Beauty Four Myths Around CBD, Spring Trends, Amy Parsons and Mozzafiato Wedding Colorado Weddings: Grace Loves Lace, Summer Weddings in Snowmass Village, The Veiled Mask Project Gift Guide Must Haves: Gift Ideas Denver Guide Hotels, Restaurants, Boutiques and Culture


Maggie Burns “The Veiled Mask Project”

Richard Carroll “Emilio Pucci: A Man for All Seasons”


Michael Moore “Spring Trends”

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What or who inspired you to become a jeweler?


As a kid I often spent time at my father’s jewelry manufacturing company in Israel and at home I watched him sculpt and paint. I’ve been exposed to the jewelry industry my entire life and I would say my father is my greatest inspiration.


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Tell us about yourself on a personal level:

My name is Raz Gnat. I am a father to two strong and beautiful girls. I was born in Israel and moved to the United States as a teenager. I started making jewelry when I was 15 years old and learned most of what I know about the jewelry business f rom my father, Ichak Gnat. I am VP and Designer at Gnat Jewelry Atelier in Cherry Creek North and a Commercial Real Estate Broker at Roche & Company.

What’s your favorite part of designing and creating jeweler?

Typically when people shop for jewelry they shop everywhere especially when shopping for an engagement ring. My favorite part in jewelry designing is when someone walks into the store and f inds exactly what they were looking for and it is something I created or when a gentleman walks in looking for an engagement ring and he is nervous. I get to walk him through the process and help them design the perfect engagement ring. I often get to be one of the f irst people to know when someone is getting engaged and I get to be a part of all the happy memories.


What was the most diff icult piece you ever created?


It is hard to pinpoint what is the most diff icult piece of jewelry we’ve ever designed or created. We’ve made some very intricate and awesome pieces. My favorite piece’s to make are the ones that combine technology such as CAD along side hand fabrication.


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My goal in the next two years would be to do everything I can for my family and the community to get back to “business as usual”. I’m excited to see things open up so that we can all get back to our lives and I’m looking forward to participating in all the philanthropic events around town that we miss and so greatly support. My goal is to grow our business as we always have through community involvement, and to do my part to help f riends and loved ones thrive.


Israeli born are affectionately called Sabra (cactus f ruit). We are often said to be thick skinned and prickly on the outside but tender and soft inside. Deep down inside I’m a big softy. You may catch me crying at a movie, especially when it comes to dads and daughters or when someone triumphs against all odds.



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Emilio Pucci – A Man For All Seasons by Richard Carroll

“Today people are a hundred times more interested in the personality of the person they are with than the clothes he wears.” -Pucci

“Emilio Pucci – A Man For All Seasons” by Richard Carroll

Flamboyant Emilio Pucci, a superb skier, multi-talented Renaissance man, and fluent linguist who spoke five languages with a captivating Florentine accent, was in his element when skiing snowcapped Oregon’s Mt. Hood which must have appeared to him like a towering Swiss Alps painted backdrop. Pucci was living his young life to the fullest, enjoying fresh snow fall and dazzling powder perfect for fast runs on storm-tumbled Oregon slopes. Pucci was not a revered ski bum forgoing a traditional way of life; he was cherishing a love of a lifetime and, in tune with the rhythms of nature, challenging the runs early in the day with a little freestyle, which was an ongoing source of joy for him.

nourished the earliest roots of Pucci’s far-reaching fashion career. With his Italian passion and after countless days on the slopes both in Europe and Oregon, he understood that skiwear was bland and boring, an impression underlined by the Reed ski team’s disparate hodge-podge of rag-tag ski attire and gear. Pucci was acutely aware of just how ski clothing should fit to meet the functionality of extreme active wear where freedom of movement is critical. His early colorful and creative designs for the Reed ski team were the first steps in Pucci’s fashion career as he was among the first couture designers to focus on skiwear.

The Reedies took note of this articulate ItalArriving in Oregon from Florence in 1935, ian from Florence with exceptional language Pucci came as student. His historically aris- skills who knew how to move his feet on the tocratic Italian family at the time was endur- dance floor and was delighted to teach othing significant political complications which er students the art of European Tango and essentially left him insolvent and nearly pen- the Viennese waltz. He was an excellent niless. With the help of a full scholarship cov- student, and to earn a few dollars when not ering tuition, room, and board, he enrolled on the ski slopes or in class worked at odd at the prestigious Reed College, a small pri- menial jobs on campus, washing dishes, vately owned liberal arts school founded in cleaning, and waiting tables, while turning 1908 in Portland, Oregon. In return for the ski fashion on its head, and earning an MA in generous scholarship, he would support, ex- Social Science. pand, and strengthen the college ski team. Pucci, a talented athlete who at age 17 was a member of the Italian ski team that competed in the 1932 Olympics, quickly became the school’s first ski coach and ski team captain. Reed College, alma mater of many high achieving students such as Steve Jobs and James Beard, provided the fertile soil that

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A Life Beyond James Bond A life of escapades and intrigue began when Emilio Pucci, Marquis di Barsento, was born in 1914 in Italy where his family held title in the Renaissance city of Florence to the historic Pucci Palace, a family residence dating to 1480 when Antonio Pucci acquired the grounds with a few standing houses and greens. Throughout the years the property developed into a stunning and spacious family bastion. Palazzo Pucci, on via d’ Pucci just steps from the majestic Duomo in the heart of the city, remains today among the most important historic mansions in Florence with invaluable paintings, sculptures, and frescoes. Emilio, as a young boy raised in the Palazzo, had all the privileges including a nanny. Long noted as an all-round sportsman, Pucci was exceptional on the tennis courts, raced cars, and was an avid swimmer and fencer, in addition to skiing. Upon his return to Italy, he earned an additional degree from the University of Florence. Meanwhile, Europe was beginning to experience the throes of World War II with Germany and Italy on the march. Pucci served as a pilot in the Italian Air Force flying a SM.79 torpedo, three-engine medium bomber, and, undergoing frequent missions, was honored for courage and bravery. Edda Mussolini Ciano Edda, the eldest and favored daughter of Italy’s Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini, was also a childhood friend of Pucci. They skied together on the slopes of Cortina d’ Ampezzo in the southern Dolomitic Alps of Northe

-rn Italy and remained close friends throughout the war. Edda married Count Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini’s Foreign Minister who became critical of fascism and, having written perilous and damning journals exposing the Germans, voted in 1943 to remove Mussolini, his father-in-law, from power. When it became clear Ciano would be executed for treason, Pucci helped Edda, disguised as a peasant woman, escape to Switzerland with Ciano’s wartime journals hidden in her clothing, both enduring a dangerous and arduous journey to the border. Pucci likewise became disenchanted with the war and hostile to Nazi Germany but was captured by the Germans while trying to make his own escape to Switzerland. He was sent to Milano’s notorious San Vittore Prison where he was handcuffed and tortured by the German Gestapo with wooden riding crops, and with a gun at his head threating him with death. He eventually escaped to Switzerland with his skull brutally fractured and remained there as an émigré till peace was declared in 1945. Fashion Forward With the Reed ski team uniforms he had designed a solid foundation, Pucci resumed his fashion career after the war and in 1947 was again designing slick, tailored ski apparel. He was the first to design a one-piece ski suit, forgoing the portly weighty look with sexy, snug, and inspiring stretch material. His fashion career took a huge step upward when an Italian fashion photographer on assignment for Harper’s Bazaar became enamored with a woman wearing Pucci’s designs

and captured her on film at Zermatt, a worldclass European ski resort in the Swiss Alps. A year later Pucci’s skiwear was featured in the magazine’s European Winter Fashion issue, a boundless showcase for a new name on the fashion horizon. Conditions were ripe for the birth of advanced and original skiwear fashion and he opened his original haute couture boutique at the glamorous upmarket Canzone del Mare resort in Capri along with swimwear and vibrant and imaginatively embellished silk scarves. Pucci presented his first complete collection in Rome in 1950. Urged by Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus to expand his creations to colorful wrinkle-free printed silk dresses and blouses, Pucci’s fashion career blossomed, and he soon opened another boutique in Rome much to the delight of his growing fans.

He returned to Reed College several times partnering with the college in 1957 to create a fashion show at the Portland Art Museum, and on a 1978 visit presenting a fashion shop furthering the college. In celebration of Reed’s 75th anniversary in 1987, he again retraced his steps and designed a T-shirt for Reedies young and old. Emilio Pucci died in Florence in 1992, but on Oregon’s Mount Hood the Pucci chairlift and Pucci Glade share memories of a daring skier with a charming accent.

Pucci expanded world-wide and made a smart adaptation from high fashion to ready-to-wear with his Picasso-like designs that the European jet-set and their American kin adored. Among his ardent fans were Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Jackie Kennedy, and later Madonna and Beyonce. He designed audacious uniforms for the pilots, hostesses, and ground personal for Braniff Airways, and proposed the design for the Apollo 15 mission patch. Pucci held a seat in the Italian Parliament from 1963 to 1973, but never forgot his fashion roots.

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A Silent Pandemic: Men with Mental Illness

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A Silent Pandemic: Men with Mental Illness Just 20% of people treated for mental illness and/or substance are male, though an alarming 80% of suicides are committed by men. Why? Societal views of masculinity and a complete lack of any support system. While women often talk about their emotions more freely when struggling with mental illness, men tend to act out via aggression, substance abuse or suicide. The reality is men kill themselves 8x more than women. Many men don’t want or seek help – or know where to begin. On average, it takes over 10 years from the time a man experiences initial symptoms of mental illness to even question if they need help, much less take action. An organization in Denver has decided to fight back. Fishing the Good Fight leverages the proven therapeutic benefits of fly fishing to generate money for men’s mental health organizations and shines a light on the complex intersection of modern masculinity and mental health. They strive to help reduce the stigma, provide resources to help men take action and subsidize mental health services. Founder Jennings Hester and his team create high-quality hand-tied flies sold directly through the website to execute their mission. By raising money, they are able to subsidize mental health costs for those who can’t afford the help they need and run retreats, launching in April, that combine fly fishing instruction and mental health education They also created a targeted ad campaign, which resulted in 300 men taking the ‘mantherapy head inspection’ quiz on the Fishing the Good Fight website. The questionnaire gives a summary of potential issues and connects them with local therapists in the area who specialize in men. The ultimate goal of the Fishing to Good Fight is to help men take action. If you’d like to support Fishing the Good Fight, please visit their website at, and consider donating, purchasing flies or signing up for one of their memberships.








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What prompted you to have an interest in Italian beauty products? I think my love f irst came for the country of Italy. From the f irst time I visited Italy as a teenager, I was in love with the culture and the heritage, the style and the beauty. Through the years as I was able to travel more in Italy, I grew to know and love more aspects of the country through its food and wine, art, beautiful cities and landscapes. I’ve also always been a beauty af icionado so once I discovered the incredible native Italian beauty brands, I was hooked.

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I was born in Colorado, as was my husband and our two daughters. So, we’re a family of Colorado natives! I grew up in Cheyenne and then returned to Colorado to attend CSU for college and CU Boulder for law school. After a 20 year career as an attorney and executive at CSU, I had the chance of a lifetime to lead Mozzaf iato as it’s founding CEO and I’m very fortunate to now be heading a company that combines my passions for beauty and Italy. It’s an incredible challenge and opportunity to build Mozzaf iato f rom the ground up and to bring these phenomenal heritage Italian brands to the US market.

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Tell us a bit about Mozzafiato:

We are a company dedicated to f inding and bringing the very best native Italian beauty brands and products to the US market. The best beauty brands f rom around the world go to Italy to make their products as only Italy has that generational know-how and craftsmanship and attention to ingredients and perfection of formulation. Remarkably, the majority of Italy’s own native beauty brands, some of which have been perfecting their craft for hundreds of years, are still largely unknown in the US. We are bringing those brands together under one roof with Mozzaf iato where US consumers can discover and experience these products for themselves and connect with the brands and families who lead them. We currently represent 17 Italian brands in the categories of f ragrance, skin care, bath and body, men’s grooming, home f ragrances, and gifts for all occasions, and we will continue to bring more Italian brands into the store.


What are your goals for the next year? three years?

In the next year we will be working hard to raise the visibility of Mozzaf iato and for the brands we represent, to generate tremendous excitement for Italian beauty, and to educate around the origins and performance of the products. Over the next few years, we intend to expand our footprint in physical retail locations across the US and will be expanding in the brands and products we carry, always remaining true to bringing only the best, highest-performing, most beautiful Italian products into the market.


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This wedding season, Rocky Mountain brides are flocking to Grace Loves Lace, as the iconic Australian brand recently celebrated the grand opening of its Denver showroom. The 12th, and largely, one of the brand’s most successful U.S. outposts, is situated within the Dairy Block development, in the heart of Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood. Founded in 2010 by Megan Ziems, Grace Loves Lace was born with the goal to revolutionize how dresses were designed and sold through an innovative e-commerce model, ensuring quality wasn’t dictated by a price tag, and brides didn’t have to be forced to sacrifice style for comfort. Now, Grace Loves Lace is renowned for its effortless, comfortable and accessible wedding dresses, hand-crafted and ethically made in Queensland, Australia. Ideal for adventurous Rocky Mountain brides, Grace Loves Lace’s made-to-order gowns omit traditional boning, offering the perfect amount of stretch and movability, while also making each bride feel beautiful and confident. The Denver showroom, located at 1821 Blake St., Suite 100, features four private dressing rooms and offers brides an hour of appointment-only one-on-one time with a Grace Loves Lace stylist to see, feel and try on the luxurious sample range of wedding gowns. The award-winning service experience is uniquely designed to feel like an extension of home, rather than the typical retail experience. Additionally, the down-to-earth, luxurious, warm and inviting interior exudes a true Australian vibe – laid-back living at its finest, a parallel to the Rocky Mountain lifestyle – only adding to the home-away-from-home experience. In addition to its collections of wedding gowns, Grace Loves Lace also features GRACE Mini dresses, veils and hair accessories – made from material offcuts – as well as bridesmaid dresses, occasion-wear and more. For more information, visit 1821 Blake St., Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202

The Veiled Mask Project by Maggie Burns

Here we are, a year into the pandemic and we’re all trying to lead the most normal life possible. Life has been put on hold for so many and patience is wearing thin. However, the one constant with human beings is that we’re masters at adaptation. The reality: We’re still required to wear a mask in public until “the dial” disappears. Just as brides come in all shapes and sizes, so do their preferences. Some brides want to wear the standard mask when absolutely necessary and remove it as soon as possible. Some adapt by having fun with it and incorporating it seamlessly into their style for that big day. The masks featured illustrate 4 ways the same mask can be worn... Of course, there are thousands of other ways, so play with it and have fun! -Maggie Burns owner of Marie Margot Couture

hair styling: @slvrchrmr mua: @faceffects models: @katenelson7 @ lissy_war_fitnessmodel fahion designer: @mariemargotcouture photographer: @ katiefletcher_photography

Summer Weddings in Snowmass Village images by Megan Wynn

Snowmass Club

Over the past year, weddings have shifted into more intimate, outdoor-focused celebrations. With the summer wedding season within reach, there is still time to plan a romantic wedding nestled within the breathtaking mountain scenery of Snowmass Village. A vibrant summer community just nine miles from downtown Aspen, Snowmass Village is the perfect wedding destination. With incredible views of mountain vistas, bountiful hiking and biking trails, an exciting live music scene and more – easily accessible from the destination’s 95% hike-in/hike-out lodging – wedding-goers can enjoy their celebration far beyond the ceremony. From traditional venues to slope-side locations only accessible by gondola, Snowmass Village has a venue for every couple. Offering a spectacular mountain location, Lynn Britt Cabin is a lovely, log cabin nestled among towering aspen trees with endless mountain views. In the summer, the space expands into the adjacent flower-filled meadow. For those who love to be surrounded by nature, the Snowmass Chapel is a simple and rustic venue with exposed wooden beams and gorgeous stained-glass windows. In the summer, Brush Creek winds its way across the property, making for a picturesque and inviting entrance to the Chapel doors via a charming bridge. Snowmass Wedding Terrace, created by the Limelight Hotel Snowmass, is an on-mountain ceremonial spot that lies in a beautiful meadow surrounded by aspen trees. The venue offers a bridal suite in a nearby cabin and the Terrace is among the dreamiest locales to say “I do” in the Rocky Mountains. For a luxurious setting, Viceroy Snowmass’ dramatic indoor and outdoor wedding spaces are ideal for stylish and memorable weddings. From intimate gatherings, parties can enjoy the Vista Lawn, and for larger venues, The Pool Terrace and Grand Ballroom offer stunning, dramatic backdrops of Snowmass Village and the Rocky Mountains. Offering all the comforts of home in one spectacular place, with attentive resort service and the extensive amenities of the best in an exclusive club lifestyle, the Snowmass Club is a perfectly manicured, outdoor venue with views of Mt. Daly and Capitol Peak. Snowmass Village offers couples and wedding-goers the joy of doing what they’re meant to do: connect, celebrate and create memories to last a lifetime.



MUST HAVES Mother’s Day Gifts

HALCYON Give mom something special this Mother’s Day with a getaway to HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek, where the spirit of the treasured Colorado lifestyle is captured in Denver’s blossoming neighborhood. Moms can delight in a welcome amuse from Chef Josh Sutcliff and enjoy half price bottles of Nicolas Feuillatte Rose Champagne. As a keepsake, moms will take home a sweet treat and recipe card from Chef and a 20% off discount for their next visit to HALCYON.


ADELSKA Quickly gaining recognition for creating one-of-a-kind experiences, Denver-based Adelska has created two at-home Mother’s Day experiences. Each kit supports small businesses in Denver such as cake design studio and bakery Cāk, My Make Studio cupcake decorating, Coal Creek Soapery, Alchemy Face Bar and more. Mother’s Day at the Spa ($165) EXPERIENCE: Pamper mom with a Spa Day at home! Mom will enjoy a 10-step self-directed facial kit courtesy of LoHi’s Alchemy Face Bar, a pedicure kit from Coal Creek Soapery, which includes a sugar scrub and salt soak set, and a six-pack of organic shower steamers from Flora & Fern. EAT: Assorted mini pastries from Cāk. DRINK: Tea sampler Mother’s Day at Brunch ($165) EXPERIENCE/EAT: Enjoy a scrumptious pre-made breakfast: a mushroom, leek, and gruyere strata with sourdough (option to add crumbled breakfast sausage); brioche-baked French toast with raspberries, ricotta, and lemon cream; and fresh-pressed juice – all from local purveyors. KEEPSAKE: A stunning bouquet of flowers from Madeline Claire Floral will make your brunch table complete.

MOZZAFIATO SPA PACKAGE FOR HER THE ORGANIC ITALIAN Italians have been leading the industry in organic and all natural products for centuries. Discover four Italian brands that have perfected their craft with these beautiful organic offerings for skin and body, delivering the purest of ingredients, the highest quality results, and the most exquisite scents. DETAILS This bundle includes the following products, all packaged in a beautiful Mozzafiato gift box: Perlier Organic Shea Butter Body Mousse with Sweet Almond Milk Acqua di Bolgheri Oro Hand Cream Terra Biocare by BeC Ripura Skin & Co Organic Rosemary & Verbena Body Gel $130

TRIP TO THE UNION SQUARE FARMERS MARKET The Union Station in-person market will open on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with, of course, strict COVID-19 restrictions. As usual, guests can expect beautiful potted plants for mom, local produce to make a stunning meal for Mother’s Day such as turnips for parmesan-crusted turnips, fresh arugula, packaged goods such as Haystack Mountain Cheese and Silver Canyon Coffee, and more from about 20 vendors.

MUST HAVES Mother’s Day Gifts

MUST HAVES Bridal Gifts

GRACE LOVES LACE Grace Loves Lace Bridesmaid and Occasion-Wear Grace Loves Lace offers a collection of bridesmaids and occasion-wear pieces in luxurious lace and silk and in stunning hues. Separates and versatility allow brides to switch up their look mid-wedding, or gift their bridesmaids an outfit they’ll want to wear again and again. Prices range from $50 to $400. 1821 Blake St., Suite 100, Denver


GRACE LOVES LACE GRACE Mini for Flower Girls A sustainable initiative to repurpose material offcuts from bridal gowns and to provide luxurious, comfortable designs for young girls aged 2-7 years old, Grace Love Lace offers the GRACE Mini collection for flower girls – or any little girl! All styles are made to order and can be matched back to 12 of Grace Loves Lace’s wedding gowns. Prices range from $50 to $260 for accessories and gowns. 1821 Blake St., Suite 100, Denver

THE DIAMOND RESERVE Diamond Name Stacking Ring Custom Diamond Name Stacking Ring from The Diamond Reserve available in yellow, rose and white Gold Each ring is custom made to order. Your ring can be customized in your handwriting or The Diamond Reserve design team will guide you selecting the perfect font and will provide you a 3D rendering video of your ring for your approval. This ring is perfect for stacking with your wedding set, or worn everyday on the finger of your choice. Wear your child’s name, a loved one’s name, your own name, or even your pet’s name! Perfect way to honor a loved one every single day. Please allow 3-4 weeks until shipping. Made to order. Made with love in Colorado.



KYOTO CBD DOG TREATS High-quality, broad-spectrum hemp infused into delicious beef flavored dog treats to give your furry best friend the same physical and mental support that CBD provides for you. 2mg CBD per serving. For dogs only. $39

WATERCOLOR PET PORTRAITS Sundstrom Art Services specializes in memorable watercolor pet portraits. “I work from your digital photos to create a lasting memory of your special four legged friend.” Variety of sizes and prices starting at $48 for a 4X6 hand painted watercolor. Includes a mat and are ready to frame. Can ship anywhere in the US.

KINDTAIL KindTail is a modern pet living company that blends a passion for our petswith beautiful, functional product design. Founded in 2018 by industrial designer Amy Kim, the brand celebrates the power of the relationships people have with their pets. KindTail’s first product, the PAWD, is a collapsible, comfortable pet crate that is the antithesis of the standard pet crate or cage. Every KindTail product is designed with love and kindness— giving pets a space of their own within our homes. To further its mission, the brand gives back to the wider community of pets and pet owners through various charitable partnerships. With new launches on the horizon, including a medium-sized PAWD, KindTail is reinventing the pet goods category one design at a time— and making it easier for us to treat pets like family. Medium PAWD (26D x 21H x 20W) available in white only $169 Small PAWD (21L x 16H x 16.5W) available in white, grey, pink and sage green $129

MUST HAVES Foodie Favs

BEE SQUARED Honey for your Honey Raw Honey in Comb Berthoud, Colorado

Bee Squared $15

BERKELEY DONUTS Berkeley Donuts, the brainchild of Hops & Pie owners Drew and Leah Watson, is located inside the iconic artisan pizzeria and craft beer bar on Tennyson Street in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood. The donut shop serves potato-style donuts Wednesday-Sunday, including sourdough, cake, gluten-free and vegan varieties. Berkeley Donuts sells donuts in unique flavors like Raspberry Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble, Pink Grapefruit glazed with hop-infused Hawaiian salt and Dry Dock Porter Coffee Cake along with classics like Strawberry Homer and Lemon Poppy. 303-477-7000


ORIGIN MILK ORIGIN’s milk is the first 100% A2 dairy milk produced by heritage Guernsey cows sold in the U.S., offering milk closer to the milk that humans have been drinking since the dawn of time. ORIGIN is the only milk brand to focus exclusively on Guernsey milk. Guernsey cows have not been modified for industrialized production, unlike Holsteins. They produce a milk that is superior in taste to other breeds but also more similar in nutrition and genetics to mother’s milk. So what is A2 milk? A2 milk only contains the A2 protein, while conventional milk contains the A1 and the A2 proteins. A1 proteins are scientifically linked to digestion issues. Studies have shown that 60-80% of people with lactose intolerance symptoms and/or dairy allergies can enjoy A2 milk. (ORIGIN is actually net-positive in terms of carbon footprint).

MUST HAVES Father’s Day Gifts

MOZZAFIATO SPA PACKAGE FOR HIM THE ITALIAN OUTDOORSMAN Inspired by the breathtaking mountains and forests of Italy, Parco 1923 and Tuttotondo bring you products that capture the invigorating scents and sensations of the Italian outdoors. Produced in Italy with only the finest native ingredients, anyone with a love for the fresh Italian landscapes will treasure these revitalizing products. This bundle includes the following products, all packaged in a beautiful Mozzafiato gift box: Parco 1923 Nourishing Body & Hand Cream Parco 1923 Bar Soap Tuttotondo Erbe Alpine Eau de Toilette with Sweet Almond Milk Acqua di Bolgheri Oro Hand Cream Terra Biocare by BeC Ripura Skin & Co Organic Rosemary & Verbena Body Gel $125


GRAF VON FABER CASTELL TAMITIO ROLLERBALL PEN INDIA RED Let the Color of Your Ideas be Red! Graf Von Faber-Castell adds a finely fluted metal barrel lacquered in matte India red finish in Tamitio series of writing instruments. It has a highly polished front and end pieces accentuated by rhodium plated. Write smoothly with Tamitio rollerball pen. $200




D enver’s leading guide to highly-rated hotels, restaurants and culture

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

HOTELS 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

D 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


The 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 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd. Aurora, Colorado 80019 (720) 452-6900

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

HOTELS 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

Acova 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.

www.acovarestaurantcom 3651 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 736.2718 Mon - Fri

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R E S TA U R AN T S Barolo Grill 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

5:15 pm - 10:00 pm

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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Ash’kara 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 - Thurs

4 pm - 11 pm

Fri - Sat

4 pm - 12 am


10 am- 11 pm photo courtesy of Eater Denver

R E S TA U R AN T S 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


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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


Mon - Fri

11 am - 3 pm


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Social Hour

R E S TA U R AN T S 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

photo credit Rachel Adams

Tues - Thurs

7 am - 9 pm

Fri - Sat

7 am - 10 pm

Brunch Sat-Sun

7:30 am- 2:30 pm

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 Lunch

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photo credit Emily Teater Photography

R E S TA U R AN T S Spuntino 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


Happy Hour

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5 pm - 9 pm

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5 pm - 6:30 pm

Tamayo 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 again and again. 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 946-1433 Lunch

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Daily at the tequila bar & lounge

2 pm - 6 pm

R E S TA U R AN T S The Fort The Fort, an award-winning Denver western restaurant located just southwest of Denver, is one of the nation’s most recognized establishments and sells more buffalo steaks than any other independently owned restaurant in the country. Featuring fine beef, buffalo, game and seafood, The Fort’s menu offers a tantalizing selection of old and new foods from the Early West. The Fort 19192 Highway 8 Morrison, CO 80465 (303) 697-4771 Mon -Sun

5:30 pm - 8:30 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 am - 11 pm


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7 am-11 pm


LIVE LOVE LASH Serving Denver and surrounding areas, LIVE LOVE LASH Denver provides personalized and professional beauty treatments to a local and worldwide clientele. LIVE LOVE LASH Denver specializes in day spa services including: Xtreme Eyelash Extensions, custom facials, spray tanning, waxing and professional make-up artistry. All services are performed by certified lash stylists and award winning make-up artists and aestheticians in a relaxing studio atmosphere, or ... we will travel to you! 2717 E 3rd Avenue Denver, CO 80206 (303) 388-5274

L U X E FAV S Gnat Jewelers 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

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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

L U X E FAV S Hermes 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. 3000 E. 1st Avenue Denver, CO 80206 (303) 388-0700


11:00 am- 7:00 pm



D 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

Mon - Thurs

10am - 5pm


10am - 8pm

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10am - 5pm


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 Main Box Office: (303) 893-4100 Mon - Sun

Closed major holidays

10am - 8pm

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 Mon - Sun

9am - 5pm

C U LT U R E 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 Sun-Thurs

10am - 9pm


10am - 9:30pm

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 Dock Hours

Mon - Sun

9am - 5pm 8am - 2:30pm


photo courtesy of The Ritz Carlton

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