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. 

Meat Western Daughters

"We have a universal recipe for steaks about an inch and a half thick that we believe is a game changer. We prefer a cast iron or steel skillet at Western Daughters, something that makes cooking a steak every night easy and gets a uniform crispy crust on each side of the steak," says Kavanaugh.

Queen of Kombucha

Jenni Lyons and Mike Burns just wanted to put their own kombucha in the house. There was no plan to put it all over the city of Denver, but here they are. After three years of brewing in the RiNo District, Happy Leaf Kombucha has outgrown its location and recently moved into a larger facility and restaurant space in Cherry…

Designs by Nature

From the outside it is hard to decipher what is “work” and what is “play” at MTN LAB design. Finding inspiration for Harris Hine and Rudy Unrau (founders of MTN LAB design) is a constant and always-changing endeavor. Whether it’s skiing backcountry runs directly from their shop, mountain biking trails they have built throughout the property or carving a marble…

travel + style

Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, car, boat or maybe even by gondola, vacations are the perfect time to slip into something comfortable and relax. As Rags Consignments shows us, you truly can have both style and comfort while catching some much-needed R&R.

Blooms & Boxes

As a child, Katelyn Stalowy recognized the agony of giving single 
 gifts, so she decided to give many things in place of just one. As an adult the only thing that has changed is her job. “I hate the pressure of a single gift,” says Stalowy. “So, even since I was a kid, and really in the last couple…

Sapere Aude

Living a life of creativity was Jonathan Fessler and Delanie Holton-Fessler’s main goal for their young boys. The husband-and-wife team wanted their kids to know the satisfaction of a job well done and inspire creativity in a hands-on space. From there, The Craftsman and Apprentice was born. Voted “Best Place to Learn Your Craft” by Best of Westword 2015, The…

High Tea

The start of Teakoe Tea is something you may find in a 1980s movie starring Matthew Broderick. The premise? A former professional lacrosse player who used to mix and create his own tea concoctions for him and his team. The plot thickens when they’re all huddled in a locker room raving about the energy they have after drinking the tea…

Labor of Love

Stoic & Genuine, Infinite Monkey, Lon Little Shop, Finkel & Garf – I’m actually not just listing off your favorite shops and restaurants in Denver and Boulder. This list contains places around town where you have unknowingly admired the work of Denver-based furniture makers/designers from Fin Art Co. And that was just the tip of the list.