Run for the Roses & Sarah O. Jewelry now open at Dairy Block

Downtown Denver’s newest micro-district that celebrates the maker – is pleased to announce that Run for the Roses and Sarah O. Jewelry are now open. A Denver-based opulent and fine jewelry company, Sarah O. is known for their carefully curated in-house designs and large selection of ethically and responsibly sourced alternative stones. Sarah O. aims to challenge and expand the definition of “fine jewelry” with their unconventional use of raw and fancy cut rough diamonds alongside more widely recognized white diamonds and sapphires. From traditional to alternative, Sarah O. is Denver’s destination for engagement rings, custom jewelry and unique diamonds and gemstones in gold and platinum. Located in the Dairy Block Alley off of Blake’s Passage.

Run for the Roses is the new underground lair by Denver’s Steven Waters pays homage to the elegant cocktail clubs of yesteryear, serving classic libations in a cozy yet sociable setting with hints of superstition and luck found throughout. Located through the Dairy Block Alley just above 18th Street, Run for the Roses offers 52 classic cocktails, a selection of seasonal cocktails, rare and vintage spirits, along with parlor snacks.

Popular Pajama Brunch back at Cherry Creek’s Social Fare

Offered each Sunday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Social Fare’s Pajama Brunch features free pancakes & waffles for kids age eight and under who arrive in their pajamas, along with the opportunity for kiddos to enjoy supervised family-friendly movies and crafts while Mom & Dad indulge in a decadent breakfast. Social Fare’s award-winning brunch favorites include Chicken & Waffles with buttermilk fried chicken, a cornbread waffle and Stranahan’s Whiskey maple syrup, a Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, chorizo, peppers and onion and smothered in pork green chili and pepper jack cheese and a Smoked Salmon Benedict with two poached eggs on an English muffin with sliced smoked salmon & spinach covered in hollandaise sauce with herb roasted tomatoes and breakfast potatoes. Adults love Social Fare’s DIY Bloody Mary Bar, with the choice of tomatillo or tomato base for your favorite brunch cocktail, along with Popsicle Mimosas available in pomegranate, pineapple, orange and grapefruit flavors.

Ku Cha House of Tea Expands to Cherry Creek North

Denverites interested in high-quality teas from around the world finally can explore the largest selection in Colorado at Ku Cha House of Tea’s latest store, in Cherry Creek North at 2445 E. Third Avenue. With more than 170 teas, including rare teas from across Asia, Ku Cha House of Tea gives Coloradans easy access to a wide range of the world’s fine teas, all from within its charming shop and tea room. The shop also carries an expansive selection of handmade teapots and tea accessories and offers customers seating for savoring hot teas and custom tea-infused snacks. “Our shops in Boulder and Fort Collins have become extremely popular, and now we are thrilled to bring the Ku Cha experience to Denver,” said Rong Pan, who opened the first Ku Cha House of Tea with her husband Qin Liu in Boulder in 2005. The couple met in college in Beijing and moved to Colorado to pursue MBAs from the University of Colorado before starting Ku Cha.

Johnson Nathan Strohe-designed condominium project opens in Cherry Creek North

The Pauls Corp.’s Laurel Cherry Creek recently opened at 155 Steele St. in Cherry Creek North. Built by Haselden Construction and designed by Johnson Nathan Strohe, Laurel Cherry Creek is a 12-story, 260,255-square-foot luxury condominium community. JNS “aimed to create an urban haven that combines the comforts of home with the design of a luxury resort, giving residents a feeling of hospitality whenever they return home,” said Liz McDonald, JNS principal. “The final design seamlessly blends into the neighborhood’s fabric, reflecting the materials, structures, scale and details found throughout the area.” Being located in bustling Cherry Creek North, the construction site was congested. “Accommodating both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, as well as the project’s needs, required meticulous coordination regarding scheduling and managing constant material deliveries,” said Ryan Hahn, Haselden project manager. Laurel Cherry Creek offers a suite of amenities, including a rooftop oasis with a saltwater pool, fire pit, outdoor grill and outdoor seating. The property also features a hotel-inspired porte-cochère entrance and attended lobby, which features 19-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a multi-tiered custom chandelier, along with four levels of reserved and controlled access parking.