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A Cause for Fashion | life of a denver stylist



Love a great fashion event BUT one that is also a benefit for the victims of the Colorado Wildfires I love even more! Here’s the details! Hope to see you all there!!!

Quarterly Karma is bringing you to Denver’s warehouse district on Sept. 7 for a swanky night of fashion, music, art, food and GOOD KARMA!

Joining in the night means that you will help our Colorado family as proceeds from ticket sales and the event will be donated to Do Your Part Inc.’s fund for victims of the Colorado wildfires! If you purchase your ticket by Aug. 21 your first drink is on us! We did tell you we’re true believers of Karma right?

The Fashion: Our 60-foot-long catwalk will feature designs from local and national designer and boutiques including:
Elm & Oak –
Live Worldly –
Conk Wear –
Fashion Truck Denver –
KimonoDragons –
Feline Swimwear –
Coden –
So-Gnar –
Virtika Outerwear –
More TBA

The Music Brought to you by RedBull and Early Bird // Night Owl:
Alex Anderson (ManCub) DJ set –
option4 –
iowno –
Keepers vs Need & Necessity – and
Vanish –
Kwaz & Perk$ –

The Trunk Show: Local boutiques will be selling products and looks taken straight from the runway and more.

The Drinks: Drink tickets will be sold for $5 at the door for wine, beer and spirits. A portion of drink ticket sales will be directly donated to Do Your Part Inc.

The Grub: Denver’s hottest food trucks will be set up a to feed your hunger, with a portion of the sales being donated to Do Your Part Inc.

Who: Quarterly Karma is hosting the evening to benefit Do Your Part Inc.’s fund for victims of recent Colorado wildfires. For every dollar donated to Do Your Part Inc.’s fund, 98 cents will go directly to the Colorado families affected by these wildfires.

Where: Cluster Studios, 3881 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205.

For more details and information, or to help with the event please contact

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Thank you to our sponsors:
Red BullEarly Bird // Night OwlPabst Blue RibbonBreckenridge Brewery of Colorado, Firefly Vodka, Fireball, Blue Nectar Tequila, Mile High Winery, Rooster & Moon, thehundred.coHoly UndergroundSouls In Action Entertainment, Joel Berlin Designs, The IndiCard, MillionBillion Entertainment, BLK.ID, Elm and Oak,So Gnar, Conk Wear, Live Worldly, Vertiko Outerwear, Kimono Dragons, Feline Swimwear, Denver Fashion Truck, Kitschybelle,, Front Street Hair, Namaste Pure Design Salons

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Show Off | life of a Denver Stylist

FashionFabulous_text   Park Meadows is kicking of fall and back to school time with an afternoon devoted to all things fabulous! I will be there as a guest judge from 6-7 for the “Show Us Your Style” contest. I hope to see lots of amazing styles and of course I will be sharing them with all of you!

Time: 3pm – 7pm
Contact: 303.792.5384

Kick off fall in style with our signature fashion event at Park Meadows including over 20 individual retailer events and special offers. Shoppers can check out the latest fall trends with our fashion shows in the Macy’s Court from 3:15pm-6pm or peruse our style closets from 3pm-7pm. Also stop by our beauty bar for cosmetic tips and tricks from your favorite beauty stores. Spend $200 or more on September 7th and show your receipts at Guest Services between 3pm and 7pm to receive a complimentary gift valued at $40 (while supplies last). The first 100 guests to Guest Services at 3pm will receive a complimentary swag bag courtesy of Park Meadows. Plus, dress your best and show us your style on the runway for our annual “Show Us Your Style” contest at 6pm for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree. So mark your calendars and grab your girlfriends for this fab fall fashion event at Park Meadows!

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A Pop of {Jonathan Adler} | Tips from a Denver Blogger


Last night I attended a designer shop event at the Jonathan Adler store in Cherry Creek North. It was great to be able to talk design with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable shop team. I have been a fan of Adler ever since stumbling upon his small shop packed with pottery in SoHo many many MANY years ago. Known for his sense of design humor and bright pops of color, his pieces find their  influence in the clean lines of mid century  and the richness of Hollywood regency. Some of my favorites were the navy 100% Cotton Velvet Mrs. Godfrey Setee, the Shearling covered Ingmar Chair,  the White Lacquered Louis Chairs in Navy, the Burnt Orange Leather Preston Cocktail Table, and the plethora of colorful Kilim rugs.  Of course, there is no shortage of fabulous pottery, lamps, and accessories as well. Next time you are in Cherry Creek “pop” in for a bit of eye candy and inspiration!

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Mom’s Day Gift Guide {Day One} | Denver Blog Finds


This week is all about Mom and every day I will help you find ways to make yours feel extra super special. Today’s gifts all can be purchased locally here in Denver!

1. Tom’s Crocheted Classics in Navy – Unity Boutique

2. MZ Wallace: Bianca in Cayenne – Kismet 

3. Gym Punch Card – The Dailey Method 

4. Gift Card – Decade

5. Jane Crow Jewelry – SecondLove Thiftique 

6. Mani/Pedi – UberChic 

7. Jasmine Salt Caramels – Helliemae’s

8. Class – Fancy Tiger Crafts

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5280 Rolls Out Their Neighborhood Shopping Guide! | Denver Stylist


The April issue of 5280 is full of fabulous shopping gems mapped out by neighborhood. I love that a lot of my own favorites such as DecadeInspyre, and Tallulah Jones made their list. Checking out all the new spots is going to keep me very very busy.

I was fortunate to be granted a little q & a with Senior Editor, Julie Dugdale about the article and all the wonderful shops they scouted out and here is what she had to say:

How did you go about selecting the boutiques you featured in the issue?

We have our go-to places that we tend to cover frequently in our fashion spreads and Fashion Insider newsletters. So we tried to target some shops we haven’t investigated a lot—just to give our readers a peek at what else is out there. There are so many cool, independent shops that cater to a diverse clientele and deserve a shout out. And we’re not just talking clothing and style. We visited everything from an apothecary to an olive oil and vinegar tasting shop to a fly-fishing outpost. That being said, we did cover some of our longstanding favorites in this issue, like Decade on South Broadway. Couldn’t resist.

Do you think the number of indie boutiques has grown over the last year?

It’s tough to say. It certainly feels as if it has in some neighborhoods, like South Broadway and LoHi, which seem to be exploding with retail. But it also seems like I’m always finding out about some cute little nook that closed its doors because of landlord issues or financial struggles. Nevertheless, it was fun to discover those new-ish shops that have embraced their own character and identity—like Sewn on South Broadway, or Revampt in Cherry Creek, or Reverie Living in LoHi.

If you had to explain Denver’s overall fashion style to an outsider how would you do so?
Umm…Patagonia layered over North Face with a side of cowboy boots when you’re feeling sassy? Just kidding…kind of. I’d say laid-back trendy, boots over heels any day, with a sense of fun that’s missing in other locales.

Which neighborhood saw the most increase in new boutiques this year?
See #2

What store were you most excited to visit?
Wait, I have to pick one? I shop by mood, so it depends. I love stores where you go in with one specific item in mind, and you leave with something totally different that you never knew you always wanted, like snarky conversation-starter partywares; or a coffee-table book you can’t put down; or a beautiful handmade journal in which you vow then and there to start writing; or a vintage jacket that is irresistible even though you have 10 jackets already. Decade on South Broadway is good for that stuff. Talulah Jones in Uptown is another one. Soul Haus in Uptown is a re-concepted blend of two previously separate shops that’s good for fun all around.

What store do you shop at the most for clothes, home goods, and gifts? 
Gifts: Depends on the occasion. For baby stuff: Firefly Furnishings in Cherry Creek is adorable. For house-warming gifts: Five Green Boxes in Highland is a perpetual favorite, and Hazel & Dewey, a two-year-old newcomer on South Broadway, is the place for special, thoughtful items. For a bridal shower: Equipement de Vin on Larimer Street, which has great wine accouterments like cheese plates, bottle stoppers, glassware, and more. For a lovely scarf or nice gift for a girlfriend: Kismet in Highland. Housewares? I’m loving the stuff at Revampt. The merchandise is all made of reused, recycled, or repurposed materials, but it is really beautiful and very “Colorado.” Clothing-wise: I love me a good spin through Starlet in Highland for super fun (and affordable) sparkly accessories like legwarmers and hats and the occasional party dress; and, I recently discovered Blu in Cherry Creek, which, in my mind, totally gets Denver’s cool, laid-back-yet-sassy style.

Compared to other cities such as Chicago or San Francisco is there a boutique concept you’d like to see open here?
Hm. I’m stumped. I’m all of a sudden feeling a shopping spree in San Fran coming on so I can more adequately answer this question…. Sigh. If I must.

If I had to choose two stores I would be ecstatic to see in Denver…Zara &AllSaints would cause me to do my happy dance (twice)! What stores would bring out your happy dance?

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I am BACK!!!



After being strongly “urged” to pick this blog back up immediately by my lovely friend Hilary I realized just how much I have missed it. I began this blog to sing the praises of our local talent, eateries, shops, and people putting wonderful energy into the universe. We moved from the Highlands a little more than a year ago to Applewood. We wanted a big yard, more space, 60’s ranch style, and a place to grow as a family. However, after living in the Highlands for over 8 years it will forever hold a very special place in my heart and since Wheat Ridge/Lakewood isn’t exactly know for its culinary choices we head there all the time. It’s become very apparent to me that my quaint little neighborhood is struggling to keep its small business uniqueness in the midst of a hard economy.  Independent store fronts are being pushed out by a rise in rent and a decline in consumer traffic. Moving right in are chains who can afford the cost of doing business at the expense of the neighborhood itself. I wanted this blog to be the voice of all the small business owners who are out there breathing life into all the neighborhoods in Denver. So, now I am calling on you the consumer to be conscious of where your dollars are going. “Showrooming” a store to see a product in person and then shopping it online for a better price is absolutely killing all these little shops you love. We are all out to save a buck – me as much as the next – but consider for a moment what it means to invest in your local economy and in your own backyard. If you don’t want a Starbucks replacing your favorite coffee-house then go there instead of the convenience of the drive-thru, if you are shopping for a new stroller for your baby shop local instead of big box or online, and most of all be an advocate for these businesses by talking them up and encouraging others to do the same. So my first post back is a call to action – lets all help our local businesses to thrive by having their backs no matter how much you may think you are saving elsewhere. Because honestly how much is that savings  really worth when you see shop after shop shutting their doors?  Lets be known as the city with the best restaurants, the best micro brews, and most small businesses per capita  than any other. Please share the love by posting about your favorite store, restaurant, business, coffee-house, etc.. on my Facebook page! Spread the love people!!!

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Denver’s Night at the Museums


As a part of Denver’s Art Week celebration (November 2-10th) many of our local cultural and art centers are hosting Night at the Museums on November 3ed. This event inspired by a similar one that runs throughout Europe is in it’s second year and if you didn’t make it last year do not make the same mistake again. Most of our museums are participating and admission is free from 5 to 10pm. I love the idea of visiting a museum at night which is usually reserved for special events or art thieves. Click on the link above to see all the participants. I am wondering just how many we can fit into a 4 hour window I think we may just make a museum crawl out of it. Who’s in?!?

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Truly Enjoy the Journey


Josh Spear who is best known for his cutting edge branding and trendspotting as well as  the digital strategy firm, Undercurrent, has embarked on yet another incredible venture called Valet. For seasoned world travelers, or those looking for new and exciting destinations Valet is a fantastic way to help plan your latest adventure. What exactly is Valet you ask? “Valet is a collection of hand-picked benefits and guidance for the discerning 21st-century traveler.” Who is Valet for? “Valet is a a travel company built for creative professionals, tastemakers and frequent travelers who appreciate curation, design, and great value over bargain-basement price shopping and recommendations amassed from dozens of anonymous reviews.” For a yearly membership fee discerning travelers have access to amazing destinations and itineraries that most of us would never knew existed. Josh, my friend, you have done it again. Cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!


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Colorado Fall Traditions

Fall is hands down my favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the smells, boots & cardigans, apple everything homemade soups, and halloween. Growing up in Michigan fall meant numerous trips to the Franklin Cider Mill to gorge ourselves on warm donuts, fresh cider, and carmel apples. I go through serious withdrawl come September since Colorado is cider mill deficient. But the one tradition we have as a family is a visit to one of the local farms in the front range to get lost in a corn maze, pick a pumpkin or two, and take a hayride. This year we visited Sunflower Farms in Longmont for the first time and I am still talking about it. It’s, honestly, the best farm to take kids to although us adults enjoyed it just as much. Sofia was in heaven with all the animals she got to pet and/or feed, a hayride to the pumpkin patch which also includes a magical little forest to explore, a pony ride, and a treehouse to climb in. We planned on going for a couple of hours and ended up staying the whole afternoon. As you can see from her picture posed on the pumpkin staring off into the mountains in the distance she took her farm visit very very seriously. If Sofia’s birthday wasn’t in December I would absolutely plan her party there. If you have never been make a point of checking it out before the end of fall you will not regret it.

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My New Spot



Local 46 on Tennyson in Northwest Denver is where I would be hanging out enjoying a cocktail and shooting pool on a Tuesday back when I was much cooler and a lot less tired. It is, however, my favourite spot to meet up with friends. It has that perfect neighborhood “I’m not trying to be anything but what I am” bar vibe that I adore. Everyone that works there is super nice which just makes me want to go back again and again. They always have something going on and great drink specials. If you are looking for something to do tonight than check out the live comedy show “The Pump and Dump”. A perfect excuse to get out and enjoy a drink and some laughs! (like you REALLY needed the excuse) Here’s all the info:

Attention all Babysitters: Denver Moms are Going Out!

All-New, parentally incorrect, Live Comedy Talk Show,

“THE PUMP AND DUMP,” Premieres at Local 46


New York City comedienne Shayna Ferm (Comedy Central, Glamour Magazine) and Denver theatre star Karen Slack (Curious Theatre, Denver Post Ovation Award Winner) are declaring a city-wide Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday night, October 17th!  The two veteran performer moms are gathering Denver’s best breeders and hosting a live talk show geared specifically for parents called The Pump and Dump, featuring comedy and musical guests, drink specials (a White Russian aptly re-named “Mother’s Milk”), tongue-in-cheek parental advice, audience participation, raffle prizes, and a real, live pumping station!!!  No BOB strollers, knitting, or 2T-3T clothes swapping allowed.


New Highlands hotspot Local 46 (4586 Tennyson Street) hosts the premiere show on Wednesday night, October 17th at 8pm.  Admission is free.  Raffle tickets are $5.

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