October 2015 Around Town 1

Colorado Lifestyle Apparel With a New Twist

Highlandish Apparel has been developed out of love and passion for what the creators of this brand know best. Highlandish Apparel is proud to call Colorado home, and wanted to give the people of this spectacular state a small ‘thank you’ in the form of quality clothing that gives the Colorado trademark a makeover. What was started as a few t-shirts is surely developing into much more for the two ambitious natives that make up Highlandish. Their brand name launched in early September and their goal of blending their passions of Colorado and fashion has helped them develop apparel that the designers and customers truly care about. Highlandish provides a fresh take on Colorado apparel by incorporating recognizable landmarks, locations and logos without over using the symbolic Colorado flag. Their inventory boasts high-end t-shirt quality and designs at a price comparable to most local apparel shops. To see and purchase the unique items of this fresh new brand, visit Highlandish.com.

Tender Belly Continues to Grow

Tender Belly, a nationally recognized purveyor of all natural heritage breed pork products, today announced that Inc. magazine ranked the company at number 68 on the 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

Tender Belly is known for its environmentally responsible and fully traceable methods, and its commitment to animal well-being. As part of their focus on farm-to-table cuisine and local purveyors, they source from small family farms with generations of history that produce the finest quality pork. All of their animals are fed a 100 percent vegetarian diet — with no rendered animal byproducts, antibiotics or hormones, and live with plenty of space to roam. This approach helps Tender Belly deliver an exceptional line-up of pork products to top foodies and distinguished restaurants across the country including James Beard award winners and Food & Wine magazine’s Top Chefs.

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Neiman Marcus Launches Truly Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Denver is pleased to announce Truly NM, a curated collection of exclusive items developed specifically for Neiman Marcus in partnership with over 50 of the world’s top design houses. Participating vendors include, but are not limited to, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Givenchy, Prada, Valentino and more. In an effort to highlight Neiman Marcus’ outstanding vendor relationships, Neiman Marcus is bringing Truly NM to all 41 stores and online. Truly NM was designed to effectively call out a subset of the incredibly wide assortment of exclusives that that the retailer has long-prided itself on. This initiative continues Neiman Marcus’ goal to offer the finest merchandise, in beautiful settings, with exceptional customer service.

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Dolls For Daughters Fundraiser

Kenzi’s Kidz was launched in 2010 to help relive the financial burden of low-income families who are taking the necessary steps to create a stable environment for their children. Kenzi’s Kidz gives the children in these families the fundamental items needed to succeed in school, such as school supplies, clothing, extracurricular activities and birthday and holiday gifts for a year. Kenzi’s Kidz are promoting their initiative, Dolls for Daughters, with a fundraiser at Topgolf Centennial on November 21st. Dolls for Daughters provides a total of 1,040 new toys every year to organizations such as SafeHouse Denver, Warren Village, Samaritan House, Denver Children’s Home and more. Visit DollsForDaughters.com for more information about the event!

Ninth Annual Denver Arts Week

For the ninth straight year, the Denver Arts Week will be a celebration of the city’s deeply-rooted arts scene. The event, running from November 6-14, is presented by Visit Denver, The Convention & Visitors Bureau; and it will highlight more than 300 events at Denver’s vast collection of galleries, museums, performing arts centers and neighborhoods.  Denver Arts Week kicks off with a free Know Your Arts First Friday Event, an evening of art walks with dozens of art galleries open late, offering live music, art demonstrations and a chance to interact with local artists. The week continues with several more annual favorite events such as Night at the Museums, during which many of the city’s top museums stay open until 10 p.m. for free. Denver’s On Stage is also a Denver favorite, which is a series of deals and discounts on performing arts around Denver. These three events are just a teaser. Visit DenverArtsWeek.com for the full list of 300 events.

Nature Connects at the Denver Zoo

Since August 7th, the Denver Zoo has added a few new creatures to their family. Nearly 35 life-size and larger-than-life interlocking plastic brick sculptures by award-wining LEGO artist Sean Kenney have been scattered throughout the Denver Zoo, adding artistic dimension that appeals to adults and children.  The first traveling exhibit of its kind to come to the Denver Zoo, Nature Connects will encourage young visitors to stretch their minds and explore the creative connections within the sciences and technology, engineering and math. Most of the brick sculptures of animals normally found in zoos or other countries, such as a polar bear, lion and snow leopard, are being specially commissioned or leased for the exhibit. The exhibit is free with zoo admission and is running through November 1.

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