Tag: music

St. Julien: A Luxury Hotel Forging Its Own Responsible Path

“Environmental Preservation” and “Cruelty Conscious” are not often associated with the luxury hotel industry–a commerce that is notorious for using billions of gallons of water washing towels and serving delicacies of veal and lobster in the opulent restaurants around the world. St Julien of Boulder breaks the mold and surpasses even Boulder standards of being an upstanding business citizen for…

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival 1

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

If it’s June, then you know the Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up. Dating back to the early seventies, this popular summer event in Denver is a fun-filled day of music, food, dance and shopping for the entire family. Head to LoDo on Lawrence Street. Find the festival site in Sakura Square between 19th and 20th Streets. Admission to the…

Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views 2

Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views

Gunnison, Colorado is known as the official wildflower capital of the world. Nowhere else on earth are the colors and scents of wildflowers so strong as in Gunnison and Crested Butte. For this reason, thousands of people take Colorado vacations to this region each year in the spring instead of the winter, which is often the prime time to travel…

Never A Dull Moment Dining in Ouray 3

Never A Dull Moment Dining in Ouray

In its own majestic corner of the world, Ouray Colorado has a special magic about it. The quaint town in southwestern Colorado offers fantastic year-round outdoor activities, luxury lodging, and wonderful dining. While some establishments are open year-round and others only seasonally, there is something for everyone’s tastes in Ouray. Ouray Brewery For a state that is known for its…

White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food 6

White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food

Noted for its fried-chicken dinners served family style, White Fence Farm restaurant is located on what used to be a country farm in Lakewood, Colorado. We have celebrated birthdays and special occasions with family and friends many times at this Colorado restaurant. Our grandchildren love to frolic on the beautifully landscaped grounds and pet the farm animals in the OK…

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater 8

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater

Some 65 years ago, Aurora, Colorado’s, Quonset hut-style Fox Theatre opened with the Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire film, “Claudia and David.” Its stepped stadium seating area at the rear was unusual at the time, but it was welcome, as it is today, for the venue’s stage shows and concerts. Built by architect Charles Dunwoody Strong, the theater held 673…

Denver’s El Chapultepec: Cold Beer, Hot Jazz 11

Denver’s El Chapultepec: Cold Beer, Hot Jazz

El Chapultepec, at 20th and Market streets in lower downtown Denver, may look like just a divey little bar. But this jazz club has hosted some of the most legendary artists in music history. Greats that have played at El Chapultepec include some of the biggest names in jazz, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald, and iconic rock stars…

Denver’s Mercury Café: Swing the Night Away 12

Denver’s Mercury Café: Swing the Night Away

Denverites and visitors looking for a fun way to dance the night away can find a hip time in a place where swing is king, big band music is the norm and suspenders are still flashy attire – the Mercury Café. The Mercury Café, which focuses on dance, food, arts and expression, started in the 1970s in Indian Hills, taking…

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned 14

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

Denver, known for its Old West, outdoor activities and … chakras? You’d certainly think so by the crowd that had amassed indoors at the Metaphysical Fair on this sunny afternoon. I had convinced my husband, Chad, to join me at the bi-annual fair, held in the spring and fall at the Denver Merchandise Mart. We had gone once before, but…

Crankworx: A New Style of Biking 16

Crankworx: A New Style of Biking

It all started with a couple of 10-year-olds, along with a handful of world-class pros and some 30-odd mortals. They all stood on the same line, ready for the running, the Le Mans start of Crankworx Colorado’s kickoff event, super downhill. Three hundred or so yards of initial climbing quickly separated the pack and a sprinkling of rain turned to…