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…

Gent.

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…

NOOKU 
MILKSHAKE

 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…

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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.

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.

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:

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.

There With Care’s Red Carpet Adventure

There With Care's annual signature event, Red Carpet Adventure, featured a silent & live auction, hors d'eouvres, cocktails, entertainment and dinner to support the families and children we serve facing critical illness. Thank you for your support! 
Photography by Beaton Photography, Carol MacKay Photography, & True Light Photos.

Prestige Imports Oktoberfest

Prestige Imports Porsche celebrated its 27th Annual Oktoberfest on October 5th, 2017. This year’s event featured numerous new and vintage Porsche vehicles. In addition to Porsche vehicle displays, the event included authentic German food, beer, wine and live music accompanied with German dancing. Photography by Kelsey Huffer.

WHO ARE YOU

Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Rye Brook, New York. A wonderful suburb about 20 miles outside New York City.

hy • gge

The Danish word for creating a cozy atmosphere to enjoy life's simple pleasures. Often enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and soft candlelight. You'll never forget how to pronounce this Danish word again. Just remember, the end of the word makes the same sound of how you should feel, "Ahhhh."

The Circle of Service

Children’s House Preschool, a red school barn, stands proudly in North Boulder. Elaine McCarthy and Michael Knuckey, both award-winning teachers, own and operate this experiential option for preliminary education. On a typical day, the children arrive and the first hour is an opportunity for them to identify how they’ve shown up. Do they want to paint? Do they want to…

Winter Fanatics

This Spring/Summer Dan and Elaine Vardamis completed The Expedition Amundsen, an annual 100-kilometer cross-country skiing race that took place in Norway. At the end of the race, Dan and Elaine placed second in the co-ed division.

The Giving Tree

Do I have time to give? --> Yes ---> Do I like being outside? ---> Yes, I love nature (even bugs)! ---> I can donate time to: Leave No Trace - Volunteer time and help practice "leave no trace" ethics!  Make sure our forests and trails are free of trash and harmful pollutants! 

Donating Time May Cut Your Tax Bill

For many people, volunteerism is about more than simply doing something nice – it’s about enriching peoples’ lives and making the communities where we live and work a better place. But, did you know your stewardship and goodwill may also help you reduce your taxes? Gifts given to charity and other expenses related to volunteering may be tax deductible. For…

Chef Dane’s Kitchen

Dane Hiett, a Seattle native, founded Chef Dane’s Kitchen in Denver this past June. Hiett’s passion for cooking began as a child when he frequently would follow his mother around the kitchen as she cooked. 

Flavor of the Month

I’m just going to go out on a limb here and admit that I’m one of those people who loves a good PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for the critics who don’t know). It’s more than just a marketing scheme created by Starbucks - I think. Here me out.

The Stockton Group’s Pre-Bravo! 
Vail & Betty Ford Gardens Reception

The Stockton Group proudly supports Bravo! Vail Music Festival and The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Educational Center. It was a beautiful evening as The New York Philharmonic opened their 2017 residency at Bravo! Vail with a quintessentially American program led by guest conductor Bramwell Tovey. Photography by Kirsten Webster.

Evening With Conscious Alliance hosted by 
the Macmillan Family

Headed by Keller Williams, the 3rd annual “Evening in Support of Conscious Alliance hosted by the MacMillan Family” was a beautiful night out for a good cause. More than 300 supporters, helped raise over $70,000 to support hunger relief and youth empowerment on a national scale. 
Photography by Tobin Voggesser.

October 2017 Around Town

Month of Modern (MoM), returns to Boulder October 5-26, 2017, and is excited to announce programming curated for design and architecture enthusiasts! This unique month-long event—presented by HMH Architecture + Interiors and Jennifer Egbert Modern Luxury Real Estate—offers inspiring and engaging sessions from top minds in modern design, as well as, continuing education opportunities for different design disciplines.

Foreigner Performs Live at Prestige Imports Porsche

On Labor Day, September 4, Prestige Imports presented a special musical event for our customers and friends in the Colorado 
community. Local artists, The Tyler Walker Band, opened up festivities. Legendary rock group Foreigner performed live acoustic 
renditions of a couple of their hits. Photography by Mentalounge & Nick Buckingham.

Month of Modern

During October, Boulder will be alive with Month of Modern (MoM). Founded as a celebration of architecture, design, lifestyle, art and culture—MoM’s mission is to cultivate a conversation about Colorado modern and present the region as one of the nation’s most vibrant hubs of modern design.

Conquering the Seven Summits with Hemophilia

Chris Bombardier was diagnosed severe Hemophilia B when he was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1985. Quite simply, it meant he had a genetic disorder where he was missing the protein in his blood that allows for clotting, therefore, modest injuries or bruises could be detrimental.

My Name is Lolita

Images of vintage caravan bars started appearing on Crystal Sagan’s social media a few years ago. At the time, she owned a beverage catering company (under the name, “3 Chicks Bartending”) and was popping up tabletop bars at every event she worked.

An ICONic Impact

For the past eight years, Trudi Horowitz and Susan Knickle have been working to eradicate the term “starving artist” from Boulder’s lexicon. With roots deeply embedded in Boulder’s art scene for over four decades, the women are using their own expertise to help local artists hone their craft and make a smooth transition from learning to succeeding.

Trainer Confessions

Let’s take a minute and think about working out. A little bit of cardio, half-a**ing some abs and then maybe some “stretching” aka sitting on a mat texting — sound about right? Well, you’re not alone. In a world of Cosmopolitan booty challenges and PopSugar 5-minute arms, it’s hard to know what you’re actually working. Five trainers from 
The Denver…

Sweat in Style

If you love switching up your gym routine – maybe this week it’s Pilates, and next week it’ll be cycling – you need clothes that’ll work for whatever workout you decide to try next.

PANTRY CONFESSIONS

Tieghan Gerard, the blogger behind Half Baked Harvest and author of Half Baked Harvest Cookbook that just came out this fall. Her blog and cookbook both feature a little sweet, savory, healthy and indulgent recipes from her barn in the mountains of Silverthorne, Colorado. We asked the food photographer/stylist/recipe developer about her favorite things, in and out of the kitchen.

Pushing Boundaries

When Dan Stern of Aurum Home Technology decided to add a fully functioning kitchen in his RiNo showroom, he turned to his friends at Exquisite Kitchen Design knowing they would deliver the edgy, sophisticated look he was after.

September 2017 Around Town

Brad Landman has joined The Post Brewing Company as Head Brewmaster in August, 2017. A longtime veteran of the Denver beer scene, Landman has helped build outstanding reputations for some of the finest Front Range breweries including Wynkoop, Mountain Sun, and most recently, Prost.

On the Cover

The September issue in the editorial world is traditionally the biggest production of the year featuring all things fashion. Why one might ask? I sure did, and after digging around, I found the best explanation from good ole Vogue, the encyclopedia of fashion.

Wicket & Stick It

The largest croquet Tournament in Colorado hosted by Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, that is fun filled with great prizes for best hat, best dressed, croquet tournament winners and more. Photography by Imagine Studios.

The Perfect Pair

We talked with Chief Wine Officer and Master Sommelier, Brett Zimmerman about The Great Oregon Wine Company rooted in Oregon. You don’t need to travel far for the perfect pair to a great meal. Here are some expert tasting notes from Brett Zimmerman himself.

Harmony and Peace

There’s an old zen adage that says, “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday—unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” And for me, life was swirling with business; I could barely sit down to check Instagram let alone spend the time meditating. I was past the point of reasonable, normal stress.

Measure up with Heywood & Ringo

When it was time for our publisher, Andy Manz, to update his suit wardrobe, he called upon husband and wife duo dream team and friends, Jay McPhaul and Jessica Wenger McPhaul. Made to measure suits and made to make your life easier. Jessica is a Emmy nominated assistant costume designer for the popular netflix show House of Cards and has…

Setting the Stage

You’ve decided to list your home…now it’s time to get it ready for showings! Here are eight quick and simple ways to keep your home looking fresh and welcoming.

Mirage egariM

There’s an undeniable sense of mystery that the desert evokes: its hidden life sprouting from impossible soil, its untouched surface etched like a fingerprint. If you’ve ever sank your toes into the fine-grain terrain of the Great Sand Dunes, you understand this magic that lies in these hills.

Walk the Runway with…

Denver has one of those unique cultures where there’s an eclectic group of people. There’s still a fashion scene, but I think comfort is very important, so that’s something I try to have in all of my clothes. It is also one of those places that feel like home. I’m not originally from here, but I’ve lived here for 20…

Current Mood

Be A Good Person is a brand with a pretty clear message. As they say on their website, “We believe that positive change truly starts with within ourselves, one person at a time.” Julian Donaldson, co-founder of Be A Good Person, is sharing the team’s inspiration shelf with us. On the shelf are past and present items that they’ve had…

The Birth of a Craftsman

From his shop in North Boulder, artist Alexander Giray has made the seamless transition from climbing guide to craftsman. Upon meeting Giray, creator of aptly named Alexander Giray Designs, it is clear to see he is a man who has found his passion; upon seeing his work, you’d assume he’d found that passion a lifetime ago, and that he’d been…

Hair of the Dog

A comment that stuck with me is when a friend visiting from Vancouver pointed out how many dogs there were when taking a stroll around Capitol Hill. I thought ‘well, I guess’ as I grasped onto my two leashes attached to Mimi the lab and Ziix, the cutest pug. If I had to guess, there’s one dog for every human.

Walker Fine Art 15 Year Anniversary Party

FLOURISH was an exciting evening to thank our collectors, artists and business partners for supporting us throughout the years. Thanks to LUXE Magazine, Occasions Catering, Happy Canyon Flowers and James Dunn & Friends for helping us create an unforgettable evening. Photography by Victor Arango of Studio Candela.

Mountain Aviation Jet Launch

Mountain Aviation Jet Launch