Women With A Cause

Every woman has an agenda. Every woman has direction. Every woman has a reason. But more often than not, it’s harder for some to find these things on their own.

Denver Moguls

In the 19th century, “entrepreneur”—from the Old French entreprendre (“undertake”)—was used as a designator for “a manager or promoter of theatrical production.” That is, metaphorically speaking, a perfect descriptor for the following ladies, all of whom are driven by their creativity and independence and bask in the freedom of running their own businesses, which are expressions of their individual imaginations.

The Newest Heavy Hitter in Town

Bret Alexandra. I’d suggest you remember that name because she is among some of the newest heavy hitters stepping up to make this city the arts capital of the west. Bret is a model turned interior designer and founder of The Fourth House (@thefourthhouse), an interior styling company with a focus on thrifted vintage goods.

GILD THE LILY

If you think that being a farmer would be all roses—you're wrong. In this case, we're talking about a floral farmer and, trust us. It's not all roses in more ways than one. 

Wedding Wellness

I am a bridal coach that has designed workshops and coaching programs that set brides-to-be up for success to plan their wedding day while sustaining and enriching their relationships. Mindfully Ever After is about inviting mindfulness and awareness in the world of weddings.

May 2019 Around Town

RISE Collaborative Workspace makes its Colorado debut with more on the Horizon RISE Collaborative Workspace, the established brand known for creating a community for professional women, will soon call the prestigious Hilltop neighborhood near Cherry Creek its second home. Denver is quickly becoming the hub for some of the nation’s most prominent female-focused businesses. Founder Stacy … Continued

No Limits

We can all say that being a female entrepreneur today is in good timing.  Every spring for our women’s issue we take time to celebrate and get to know the women that are making a positive impact on our cityscape and continue to evolve the footprint of our thriving city.   Whether you are an … Continued

RISE Collaborative Workspace Soft Opening VIP Unveiling Party

In early April, RISE Collaborative celebrated their soft opening by hosting a VIP Unveiling Party. An evening of celebration with close to 100 impressive community members in attendance.    Photographer: From the Hip Photo 

Superfood

Boundary-pushing Chef Linda Hampsten Fox made a big impact on the Denver dining scene with the opening of her bright, spacious LoHi restaurant The Bindery in late 2017. But even though her name is relatively new to us diners, Colorado isn’t new to her. Linda attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and always knew she’d return—she just needed to cook…

Couples that Can

It’s 6 a.m., and Lauren and John Maggio are blearily looking into each other’s eyes. They will be with each other all day, and well into the evening; after putting long hours into running their exciting new business, and after their kids are put to bed.

On the Cover

Each year we approach the Eco issue with a fresh take thanks to the many contributors we have the privilege of working with each month. At our last editorial pitch gathering—all ideas were on the table—literally. Which is why you’ll notice the tablescape photo inspired by American artist Paul Wonner (April 24, 1920—April 23, 2008) … Continued

ASPARAGUS ROMESCO, A SALAD FOR SPRING

By the time asparagus and spring leeks appear, I am craving the freshness and bright excitement of the season’s first produce. This recipe is endlessly adaptable—substitute the asparagus and fennel with charred spring leeks or with radicchio, green beans or eggplant in the summer. Romesco is a fabulous sauce to have in your culinary repertoire and is a nutritional powerhouse…

Lighten Up

With Denver-based Factor Design Build, your dream home is within reach—whether or not you’re exactly sure what you want. For Co-owner Josh Fiester, that’s an essential aspect of the business.

Eating Mindfully

“Mindfulness” is one of those buzzwords that’s slapped onto everything from relaxation podcasts to adverts for yoga studios, all of which promise more peace in our frantic world. Apart from the advertisement campaigns, the idea of mindfulness—which originates in Buddhist meditation practices—is fairly simple: be here now. 

April 2019 Around Town

Celebrate Derby Day at Denver Union Station Run for the roses and celebrate Derby Day at Denver Union Station on Saturday, May 4th with an extravagant party from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. featuring a live presentation of the Kentucky Derby in the Great Hall and on the Terminal Bar Patio. In partnership with Woodford Reserve, the party is … Continued

A look back at the opening gala of Dior: From Paris to the World

On November 17, 2018, the Denver Art Museum hosted the opening gala of Dior: From Paris to the World. The event was sponsored by Neiman Marcus, décor provided in partnership with Swarovski. Guests heard from museum director Christoph Heinrich, curator Florence Müller, and museum trustee and exhibition sponsor, Joy Dinsdale. Photography: Steve Peterson

Dior: From Paris to the World Exhibition at Denver Art Museum Farewell

Dior: From Paris to the World was organized by the Denver Art Museum, curated by Florence Müller, DAM’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion. The exhibition surveyed 70 years of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence with a selection of more than 200 couture dresses. Photography: James Florio

Indi-Go Wild

Indigo Shibori is our spring crush this season. The pattern making technique first arose from Japan and Africa centuries ago, and uses wood blocks and intricate folds, clamps and binds to create resist patterns in the fabric.

Meet Billy Failing,

Life as a touring musician inevitably has you around a lot of people. How about times where you want to get away?

After the Goldrush

Last October, a month before it celebrated its 160th birthday, Denver was named the fifth fastest growing city in the country, and it is reportedly growing faster than Seattle or Dallas. While Denver is now characterized as a Millennial boomtown, its boomtown roots reach back even before the Colorado Territory days of the 1860s, back when Denver City was a…

Sourced in Denver

On a wintry afternoon, after being mesmerized by the formation of a stunning flower arrangement at Beet & Yarrow, I sat under one of the Source’s concrete-hugged sunny skylights. Beyond the wooden elephant next to me was Station 16, featuring Mark Sink’s Smooth as Silk exhibition of famous Andy Warhol quotes, and in front of me another legend: Judith Boyd,…

Reset Your Home

Clean, drinkable water. The Colorado River which serves nearly 40 million people is now thought to be reaching a “long-term, climate change-driven aridification [or] permanent drying.” Check out some ways to improve your water management and even lower your monthly bill:

Be Our Guest

1. Planar Chair by Housefish $350.00—MADE IN DENVER | 2. Key Storage (Medium) by Housefish $619—MADE IN DENVER | 3. Enright Coffee Table by ATLA $850—MADE IN BOULDER | 4. Standing Planter by Cream Modern $145—MADE IN DENVER | 5. O'Fallon Table by Sjotime Industries $2500—MADE IN DENVER | 6. O'Fallon Side Chair by Sjotime Industries $575—MADE IN DENVER | 7. Serving Bowl by Mortar & Stone $103—MADE IN DENVER | 8. Plant-Dyed…

24 Hours with Boriya & Co.

The story of Boriya and Co. is as layered and intricate as the macrame pieces its founder, Amie Phillips, creates. Phillips, who has long been a versatile artist, began Boriya after spending three years living between India and Colorado, as she ran a non-profit income generation project for Rajasthani women in the South Asian country. Born of the convergence of…

March 2019 Around Town

Compass opens new Colorado offices in Denver and Boulder Compass is expanding on its existing footprint in Colorado by adding two new offices in Denver and Boulder, building on its already robust coverage of the Rocky Mountain state in the ski resort towns of Telluride and Aspen. “Colorado is consistently named one of the fastest-growing states in the country, … Continued

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day.   This month, we bring you our … Continued

Chef Danes Kitchen and Skylight Pop Up Event

Chef Dane hosted a four-course, pop-up dinner partnering with Skylight venue here in Denver. The menu showcased wagyu steaks from KOW steaks along with a few different vendors like LAWS Rye Whiskey. Photography: Kelly Delany

DenverGents Gala

A charity event hosted at Suitsupply Cherry Creek to raise money and awareness for the Portor Bullups Foundation, which focuses on life's skills for 4th to 12th-grade students in a 3-week camp. The DenverGents are men about the town that create a community impact through a fashionable lifestyle. Photography: Geo Flores 

Quiet Places and Creative Spaces

There comes a time in each one of our lives where we understand why our parents were yelling at us all those years to keep our room clean. And no, contrary to popular belief,  the revelation is not actually that your floor should be free of dirty unmentionables. The lesson is that our spaces matter. What we put into them,…

Finding the Thread

Imagine that laying before your feet is a massive white canvas, stretching out several yards from where you stand in either direction. Now imagine being charged with the heady responsibility of transforming that canvas into nothing short of a reflection of your truest self: your very soul. For some of us, we feel the thrill of possibility; the raw potential…

“The Intellectual Risks His Credibility to Save His Soul”

“There’s one thing that just stuck in my mind for some reason,” Adam Lerner adds near the end of our chat. He’s either timid about sharing this last part or simply measuring every word.

Cocktail Club

 Ingredients  1.0 oz Jamaican Rum  1.0 oz Martinique Rum

Denver Currents

In the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, anyone with their finger on the pulse of American art and culture was familiar with Denver as one of the main axes of Jack Kerouac’s road-tripping adventures memorialized in On the Road. Kerouac and his Beat friends loved Denver, and many of them regularly patronized places like El Chapultepec and My Brother’s Bar.

February 2019 Around Town

Snooze’s Adam Schlegel, Chef Alex Seidel, Open Chook Charcoal Chicken On December 7th Chook Charcoal Chicken opened at 1300 South Pearl Street in Platt Park. Chook, which means Chicken in Australian lingo, was inspired by co-owner Adam Schlegel, who spent years in Australia with his Aussie native wife and their children. An often go to … Continued

Avant Artists

February—it’s the shortest and sweetest month of the year, but there’s no shortage of exciting things happening here in Denver. When thinking of ideas for our annual Artist issue, we wanted to get creative ourselves highlighting local talent who beautify the community through different mediums.  You’ll see the muses behind Environmental Graphic Designer Derek Friday, Visual … Continued

Todd Reed Holiday Event at Signet Jewelry Boutique

Guests enjoyed an intimate evening with Todd Reed and his team showcasing their latest collections and one-of-a-kind pieces. Signet Jewelry owners met with customers on an exploratory conversation with Todd about repurposing their existing jewelry for a new, one-of-a-kind creation.  Photographer: Ted Heron 

Engage Launch Party

Engage in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center hosted a launch party to introduce Denver’s top fashion writers and Influencers to their new dedicated bridal-concept store. Guests tried on rings, experienced the AI-driven Engage ring and diamond buying app and explored the store’s exclusive designer collections. Photographer: Marvin Anani

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

The Feast

Imagine a dinner party that starts when you are greeted with a gorgeous welcome cocktail. You mingle with fellow guests while grazing on charcuterie before taking a seat and soaking up the magic of a table set with custom dinnerware, organic linen, glowing candles, flower-filled vases and calligraphy place cards on handmade paper. Your evening progresses, with everyone nibbling on…

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Serving Up Healthy Choices for Children

It all started with one woman, Ann Cooper, and her ambitious vision: Create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food. A decade ago, she formed the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which carries out that vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and…

Drink Basis, Not Sugar

What ingredients (or lack thereof) make Basis an excellent choice for the conscious Colorado consumer? 

Carrot Tart

In the fall, when the carrots are bolstering for cooler temperatures, they become a bit sweeter and perfect for this unique tart. Creamy, sweet and packed with vital nutrients and minerals, will remind you of its pumpkin (or sweet potato) pie cousins, but the slices will be a bit more pudding like. It’s easy to make this pie dairy-free by…

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Well, well, well if it isn’t the annual “wellness” issue. January marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the beginning of a new you. Maybe you’ve set some goals for yourself, like the classics—exercise more, eat better—or you’d like to get more involved with a non-profit or learn something new.  Whatever … Continued

Sir Drifto’s Ride

The Audi Q7 may be classified as an SUV, but it is frankly far from it when it comes to its driving characteristics. Prestige Imports provided quite possibly the perfect color combo offered on the Q7. However, my objective was to see what the Audi Q7 was about, on the road.

January 2019 Around Town

Colorado Gives Day 2018 raises $35.1 million in 24 hours Colorado Gives Day remains the state’s largest day of giving. Generous donors gave $35.1 million to 2,481 nonprofits in just 24 hours on December 4, 2018. The 24-hour statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented by Community First Foundation and … Continued

Tis’ the Season! Client Appreciation Soiree

Will Day, Gail Folwell, Rocky Mountain Regenerative Medicine, and East Pearl Studios recently hosted a festive evening of celebration and community coming together to ring in the holiday season. Will Day said, "We appreciate our clients, collectors, and friends so much that this event was our tribute to them." Guests enjoyed mingling over the artwork … Continued

Uchi

When Chef de Cuisine Brandon Brumback and Executive Pastry Chef Ariana Quant first dreamed up Uchi's first highly anticipated Denver location, giving locals an experience unlike any other was at the top of their to-do list. 

Seed to Bottle, Farm to Face: Detoxing Your Beauty Routine

Cleopatra is legendary for her renowned beauty. Maybe she was just born with it, but she also had an extensive self-care regimen that involved milk baths, honey masks, sea salt exfoliation, rose water toners and castor oil hair treatments—no parabens, no phthalates, no sulfates and no nebulous catch-all “fragrance.”

Shopping With Locals

 Bloom by Anuschka   There’s no secret: gorgeous flowers and plants are flown in from around the world each week, flower designers arrange and plant to authentically reflect origin, then a unique little twist is added.    But that twist—a layer of modern added to European arrangements, an unusual vase holding a plant—is where the magic happens.