Denver’s Best Designs

For three years now, Lula Rose General Store on East Colfax has been serving up incredible coffee drinks from their pastel-pink espresso machine. The bright, airy space, toes the line between vintage-cool—owner Oliver Finkel explains, “The building was already so unique, with its 50's architecture. We wanted to keep that design spirit alive. We let the space dictate what else…

Kaitlyn Tucek’s ‘It’s All Coming Apart’ Exhibition

The opening reception for Denver artist Kaitlyn Tucek’s solo exhibition “It’s All Coming 
Apart” took place at ATC DEN on February 1, 2018. The exhibition will be on view through March 31st, 2018, at ATC DEN gallery. Photography by Sara Ford.

March 2018 Around Town

Award-winning Denver-based women’s boutique, Goldyn, is changing as we know it. The noteworthy 11-year old shop is saying farewell, and passing its torch on to True boutique. As of early March 2018, True, a Colorado-based women’s boutique with a focus on holistic wellness, will take over the space that currently houses Goldyn at 2040 West 30th Avenue in Denver, Colorado.…

Fire Away

I don’t know about you, but when someone says “comfort food,” my mind usually drifts towards sugary treats and carb-loaded comas. Recently, however, that view came under fire (literally) when we visited the Kitchen Restaurant Group’s newest location, Hedge Row Bistro. At Hedge Row, comfort means wood-fired: Most menu items are cooked over the kitchen’s wood-fired oven, to delicious result.…

Curating Craft

It’s no secret that Colorado is in a craft state of mind. From beer to spirits to food and even to coffee, it’s a state that celebrates and embraces what’s local, what’s high quality and what’s artfully made.

Take a Shelfie

Here's how to accessorize a shelf like a boss courtesy of items sourced from River North Workshop Co. The trick is sticking to quality over quantity, and with select products from small batch artists, you'll design a top-shelf—shelf. Another pro-tip is to keep things simple, so it's easy on the eyes. A little open space goes a long way. Rearrange and…

Malibu Dream House

Liz Richards takes where she lives very seriously. As a real estate agent at Kentwood Properties, Richards has seen more than her fair share of beautiful homes. She firmly believes that the home one chooses should have nothing to do with money, and everything to do with design. “Our homes,” she explains, “should mirror our personalities—our passions, our quirks, our likes…

All Things Trendy.


Designs Inspired 
by Nature

Inspired by nature and intrigued by technique, furniture designer Jason McCloskey of Jace Will Designs creates pieces that are as unique as the peaks of the Rockies. Curved wood and sheepskin form a chair that’s purpose is to relax and quiet your mind. 


Traveling through Arizona can be a fun and easy road trip, the hardest part is deciding what to see. Although the state is small, all the hallmarks are pretty far apart...and there are a lot of them. 

Design, Decoded 30

I know you’ve all seen a Sputnik light, but the history of its design is still a little murky.  Although some credit the Italian engineer Gino Sarfatti, it’s not 100% clear who designed it first as it was copied and reinterpreted many times over in the 1950s and 60s.  But that’s often the case with design history, so we’re going to run with…

Tone + Texture

Rugs can encapsulate the desired mood for a certain room with its different colors, patterns or fibers utilized. Since wood floors have become increasingly popular over the years, rugs are a unifier, connecting various pieces of a room together, like the fabric of the couch and pillows atop it. 

Westward Gallery’s First Anniversary Party

Westward Gallery celebrated their First Year Anniversary with a sit-down dinner prepared by the renowned Chef Stephan Moise from The Ridge at Lake Tahoe, CA. Clients and business associated with the gallery were invited to the dinner in the gallery. 
Photography by Alicia Vagts.

Month of Love

Oh, the month of February. It’s short, sweet and filled with sweets (thanks for the handout, Hallmark). Valentine’s Day is a bit of a gimmick for card companies, but at least it makes you reflect on who, or what, you love. 

It only made sense to meet makers this month, because if there’s one thing we learned through these interviews…

February 2018 Around Town

Denver-based gallery and community creative space, ATC DEN, will be hosting an exhibition with Denver-based artist, Kaitlyn Tucek, It’s All Coming Apart, of which kicks off on February 1st, 2018 and will run through March 31st, 2018.

The Populist

You expect The Populist to be cool–how could it not be? The bar’s dark exterior and vintage industrial vibes are stylish–without trying too hard. The menu is creative and eclectic. Not to mention The Populist is home to one of the most rad outdoor patios in town, complete with an Instagram-worthy wall draped in vines and string lights. Cool–clearly. What…

Infinite Luxury

Here in Colorado, the landscape we call our playground is treacherous; weather can change in an instant while driving through the mountains and other drivers are unpredictable in the ever-growing metropolis. There is no question that our choice of what vehicle we choose to explore in and use daily must stand up to the challenge. INFINITI has redesigned the 2018…

The New Wave

The population of Denver is multiplying and, with that growth, the city’s art scene is becoming more and more exciting. This month we interviewed four artists and craftspeople at the forefront of Denver’s community of makers–Marsha Robinson of Strange Dirt, Jon and Deana Ketchum of New Collar Goods, and Bonnie Gregory, artist and welder.  


Spend a minute or two with Will Day, and it becomes obvious that he has an intertwined passion for storytelling and people. The way people connect with each other, the way they interact with the world—he is captivated by the emotional weight of it all.


Winter Session’s mission to, “make things for people who care about how things are made,” creates an intentional approach both in and out of their warehouse in RiNo. Husband and wife team Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher founded the company in 2010 and carry a wide variety of beautifully, carefully hand-crafted leather and wax canvas goods. Fleisher’s art and design…

Zoom In, Zoom Out

Expand your lens. You’ll see a panoramic view of the Rockies from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak and all the heights in between.


Getting #Insta-Inspired with creatives, makers & shakers we love to follow (and you should too). Tag @cherrycreeklifestyle or #cherrycreeklifestyle to get featured in a future issue or online. 

Playful Process, Modern Beauty

Through a mashup of contemporary fine art creation and a children’s portrait experience, Andrea Burolla Photography is helping kids find new freedom and creativity while providing parents with beautiful, gallery-worthy art for their walls—and memories to last a lifetime.

Lobster Bliss—I mean—Bisque

 + Kosher salt   2 live lobsters, weighing 
 around 3 pounds total  + 2 tablespoons olive oil

Hi, 2018

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. Why do we set ourselves up for failure with lofty goals, that no matter how good, are inevitably a chain of compromises? I recently read an interesting article about goal setting and the best advice was to break down resolutions into smaller goals with no set in stone date.

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

“We Don’t Waste”

Aurum Home Technology was thrilled to celebrate the incredible work of We Don't Waste with co-hosts, Todd Reed and The 
Bindery. Hosted in Aurum's state-of-the-art showroom, guests enjoyed a fall menu by Chef Linda Fox Hampsten of The Bindery and the beauty of Todd Reed Jewelry. Photography by Victor Arango.

The 360 Glass Court Bash

The Denver Athletic Club hosted the seventh annual Anschutz-Hunt Challenge Cup in 
conjunction with IMPACT-360, November 2-4, 2017. Squash players throughout the state, including The DAC Members and star collegiate athletes from several Ivy League schools, competed in the squash tournament. Photography by IMPACT-360.

January 2018 Around Town

Lexington Home Brands announced today the signing of a new lease with the Denver Design District for an expanded showroom space. Construction will commence immediately on a significant buildout in the new showroom, expected to open February, 2018.
“We are entering our tenth year at the Denver Design District,” said Phil Haney, President and CEO of Lexington Home Brands. “The growth…

The Hottest Trends in Fitness

A: I’m a Colorado native. I moved to L.A. to go to school at Pepperdine where I ran track and cross-country. Fitness has always been a big part of my life, so when I was going through a period of not really knowing what I wanted to do and stumbled across the LaGree method.

15-Minute Workout

Now that we're coming off of another holiday season, a primary focus in life for countless people is to get back into (or get in better) shape. I’ve always found success with my clients when we put a focus on the commitment first and then fill in the details as we go along. An excellent way to establish that commitment is to start…

Let the Walls Do the Talking

allpaper has been having a bit of a renaissance lately. Gone are the days of floral papers that remind you of your grandmother, replaced by a new era of unique designs, metallic finishes and independent designers.

bending the rules

The first time I met Shelby Holly-Page, she was fully nude. Yeah, you read right—zero clothes. You see, this isn’t such a rare sighting when it comes to the bald-headed, ultra-bendy, Instafamous yogi queen we know as Chocolate Yoga (@chocolate_yoga). For her, confidence is not lacking.


The start of a new year inspires us to better ourselves, become healthier and improve our lives. Here are three books to steer you in the right direction and help keep you on track with your detoxing, unplugging and green cleaning resolutions so 2018 can be your healthiest year ever!


Absolutely. Activity is baked into Boulder culture, and I grew up playing just about every sport. That focus on daily activity—whatever form it takes—is something that was instilled in me early on, and a lot of the inspiration behind Outdoor Voices. I created an activewear brand that isn’t about competition or performance; it’s about celebrating activity for the fun of…

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

We Love Our Community On behalf of the entire Cherry Creek Lifestyle team, we would like to send our warmest holiday greetings to you and your family. It is truly an honor to share the "good news" of the community with you every month. Additionally, we say a huge "THANK YOU" to the advertising partners that make it all possible.…

2017 Denver Designer Show House

Luxury Colorado real estate firm, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, hosted the 2017 Denver Designer Show House, an exclusive architecture and interior design event. This multi-weekend event took place at 346 Elm Street, in Hilltop, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado. Photography by Tommy Ellis.

December 2017 Around Town

To improve the experience for beginner and intermediate skiers and further establish Beaver Creek as the world’s best luxury family resort, Beaver Creek Resort is dedicating more than 200 acres of terrain as a family and adventure learning area. Red Buffalo Park, located at the mountain’s highest elevation, 11,440 feet, provides 13 trails designated as a family learning area. At…


Daniel Armitage and Darin McMillan became friends in Junior High when they lived in a small Oklahoma town. They both worked in New York City as vintage buyers before they got the itch to open up their own store, Armitage & McMillan.

“Most people had an exit city,” says Armitage about New York City. “In Denver, we thought it was really about to…


 Combine all ingredients in blender.  Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth  Pour into a tall glass and garnish with whipped cream, chocolate & decorative straws. Enjoy! 

Snowed | In

Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, I remember the ultimate gift each winter: a snow day announcement on the local news. A highly anticipated sigh of relief from school. The first thing my brother and I would do is hop on the phone with friends to plan where we would gather for the day. My mom always found this humorous, that a day so ideal…

Audi | Q5

The Audi Q5 is everything that I expected from the brand. A beautiful leather interior and sleek exterior. 

Mountain Aviation

 Wheels Up      Andy Manz    U
nlike many aspects of our lives, advanced technology and modernism have done little to ease the hassles associated with air travel. While Denver International Airport has several nice perks (Root Down, Mod Market) I’ve rarely heard the word “convenient” uttered in the same sentence. Over-crowded parking lots, long security lines, these are all things that…

Warm Welcome

A chill fills your bones this time of year as you walk through Union Station- cold concrete and granite surround you, busy travelers push past in every direction—even the outbound light rail seems to have a sense of melancholy. Thankfully, Denver’s most anticipated new restaurant Tavernetta waits for you, tucked among the hustle and imposing glass buildings. Peek into the…

Revel, Revel

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of giving someone you love the perfect gift. This year, we teamed up with local business owners who let us into their homes to showcase an incredible list of items – all from local stores. From a throw for your friend who loves to stay in when the temperatures drop, to a salt block…


Ladd Forde is humble when it comes to discussing his work, but his portfolio and work history – which includes everything from action shots to architectural photography to editorial fashion spreads – speaks for itself.

My Favorite Things

As the last golden Aspen leaves hang on for the home stretch of fall at lower altitude, the sight of spinning ski lifts in the high country signals that winter is definitely on its way. Here are a few of my favorite things for this beautiful season of the year:

November 2017 Around Town

Denver’s newest micro-district redevelopment in the heart of Lower Downtown – is thrilled to announce that three additional tenants are joining the eclectic mix of shops and restaurants on Denver’s first pedestrian-only Alley opening early 2018.

3rd Annual Kitchens, Carats and Cocktails

Cherry Creek Lifestyle recently hosted their third annual KCC event at the Exquisite Kitchen Designs showroom. The event was co-sponsored by prominent jewelry designers Todd Reed & John Atencio. Signature cocktails provided by Departure, Blue Island Oyster Bar, & The Populist. Catering by Kobe Ann Sushi. Photography by Felicia Meyer.