SIGNET

For Kevin Mancini and Carol Ferguson, naming their store was not a task they took lightly. They wanted a moniker that would encompass their purpose: to provide profoundly unique style statements for men and women alike. As they sifted through options, they were struck by the notion of the signet ring: historically, signet rings were used as personal signatures; they…

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.

The Latest Scoop

Flashback to February 1922: Ice cream and soda parlors are all the rage in Chicago. Kids from each and every neighborhood in the windy city run to the nearest confectionery with just enough change rattling in their pockets for a red gumball or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The staff wears bowties as they scoop homemade ice cream from…

Make Your Escape

Walking into the lobby of The Maven, at first you might mistake your surroundings to be anywhere but LoDo’s newest independent hotel. An eclectic art gallery, perhaps? Quirky art installations from Colorado artists are playfully scattered throughout the floor. A hip new bar? The sexy Poka Lola Social Club glows in the distance. If its stylish art deco lines don’t…

The Alchemist

There are those things in life that we like to call a guilty pleasure. For some of my friends, it’s a massage, for others, it's shopping. For me, it was getting my nails done. Those days are over since learning a valuable lesson of why you should NEVER peel gel nail polish off (I’ll let your imagination fill in the…

Casually Cosmopolitan

While walking through Capitol Hill, it was hard for me to miss the dazzling lighting and upscale ambience of the new kid in town, Hudson Hill. Under the design and vision of New York native, Jake Soffes, Hudson Hill is an experience that is like a home away from home, and surprisingly, the East Village-inspired joint fits right into the…

Gymboree

Music classes that accept 6 month olds. Art classes that take 18 month olds. It almost sounds too good to be true, considering kindergarten has us waiting until our child is 4 or 5 years old to begin immersing them in fun social and learning practices. If you’re an extraordinary parent that wants your little one to develop their social…