May 2015 Around Town 3


Denver Botanic Gardens Most Visited in U.S.

Denver Botanic Gardens earned the distinction of being the most visited public garden in North America, with 1,411,116 visitors in 2014. The major increase in attendance is largely attributed to the hugely successful Chihuly exhibition that attracted visitors from around the globe, but the addition of two new structures (the Science Pyramid and the outdoor Hive Garden Bistro) as well as the opening of the Ellipse garden also contributed to the popularity. The Summer Concert Series, Blossoms of Light, Trail of Lights, Pumpkin Festival, Corn Maze and Plant Sales also spurred attendance.

Sarah O. Launches First Signature Bridal Collection

Sarah O. has launched a new collection of one-of-a-kind engagement rings and bridal bands. The collection fuses fashion and fine jewelry with genuine stones, meticulous craftsmanship and innovative designs, worthy of special occasions. The new line will feature rough-cut diamonds coupled with traditional stones showcased in intricately detailed metal work. The new line of jewelry, which has been in development since 2013, was inspired by years of designing custom jewelry for brides.

“I am so thrilled to provide this breathtaking collection to our customers,” says Sarah Ortega, Owner, Sarah O. and Ooh! Aah! Jewelry. “I wanted to provide beautiful, timeless pieces that are distinctive and luxurious yet affordable.”

The debut of the jewelry collection comes following the success of the Ooh! Aah! Jewelry boutiques located in both Albuquerque and Denver. The line will be available at the Sarah O. retail store located at 4301 Tennyson Street.

Colorado Shops for Kids

Support Colorado kids while saving big at Colorado’s premier retailers and restaurants, including more than 40 of your favorite Cherry Creek North shops and eateries. Colorado Shops for Kids, an important fundraiser of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, is coming up May 1 through 14.

Colorado Shops for Kids is a book of vouchers offering amazing savings to the state’s most fashionable retailers in Colorado’s most renowned shopping districts. Experience savings of 25 to 30 percent off services or merchandise, buy one, get one free at restaurants, and other one-of-a kind special offers. Purchase your book for $50 and not only will you save money at Colorado’s most fashionable retailers and restaurants, you’ll also be supporting the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s work on behalf of Colorado’s more than 1.2 million children.

Civic Center EATS Returns

Denver’s favorite outdoor lunch tradition returns in May 2015! Delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live music and a great cause. The 10th-annual Civic Center EATS will return on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 5 through October 8, 2015 (excluding June 4, September 3 and 8).

An incredible venue in which to experience Denver’s robust gourmet food truck scene, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Civic Center Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and activating downtown Denver’s historic Civic Center Park. Civic Center EATS provides an opportunity for downtown employees, residents and visitors to experience the beauty of Civic Center, enjoy a delicious outdoor lunch, listen to live music and connect with the community.

State of the State May 7

Dedicated to economic vitality and quality of life, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce values business and government partnerships contributing to Colorado’s success. The State of the State Luncheon is an opportunity to engage the business community in a conversation with our state leaders about the future of our state. The keynote address will be from Governor John Hickenlooper. This year’s event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Denver, with registration and networking beginning at 11 a.m. and the program starting at 11:30 a.m.

American Craft Beer Week May 11-17

For the tenth consecutive year, the Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a celebration of U.S. craft brewers across the country. From May 11-17, ACBW provides an opportunity for small and independent brewers, craft beer enthusiasts and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate the ever-advancing beer culture in the U.S. Honor the brew by downing a pint (or several pints) at your favorite Denver craft brewery.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market Starts Season

One of Colorado’s best farmers markets (and Denver’s largest), the Cherry Creek Fresh Market, opens the season in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center on Saturday May 2. The market will run Saturdays through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from June 17 through September 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stock up on local fruits and veggies, artisan cheeses, natural meats and Colorado wine, and feast on delicacies from some of the city’s best food trucks.

Wed Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 Issue

Wed magazine, the high fashion, luxury wedding magazine for Colorado brides, just launched its Spring/Summer 2015 issue. The issue features the best real weddings in the state, pages and pages of runway fashion, a stunning Avant Garde(n) Party photoshoot and provocative stories on marriage and relationships. If you’re getting married or planning a major event, don’t miss this exciting issue of Wed. Look for it at the finest bridal shops and bookstores, or read online at

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