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Denver Life Magazine November 2018

In every issue: Fashion, Wellness, Beauty, Travel, Home Decor, Family Time, Dining, Local Arts, Pets, Outdoor Adventure, Colorado Escapes and Philanthropy. Denver Life Magazine highlights the very best of Denver culture, adventure and style!

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go ahead. pamper yourself.

We consider it our patriotic duty to do the Indulgence Issue every November. After all, didn’t Thomas Jefferson write in the Declaration of Independence that every American has a right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”? That’s what we’re doing, starting on page 63: pursuing happiness. No worries—we’re not going to go all Marie Antoinette on you. We’ve just found some of the best (and yes, most self-indulgent) things to do around Denver: driving a 200-mph sportscar, having your own bespoke perfume made, smoking the most expensive cigar, having dinner catered at home…. Need more? We have two fancy home wine closets, plus visits to Colorado’s luxurious Home Ranch and the Four Seasons Private Island in the Maldives. We also pampered ourselves by spending a couple of days in the…

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Follow us online for news, advice, recipes, and lots more denverlifemagazine.com inside scoop CHARLIE PRICE Fashion and hair stylist What is the most indulgent thing you have ever bought for yourself, and why is it so special? I recently got a pair of fur slippers from Dries Van Noten. Dries is always special—he needs no explanation for those who love fashion. What indulgent thing would you like to have next? A new president of the United States, for obvious reasons. When you like to pamper yourself, what is your favorite thing to do? My idea of heaven is sleeping late, a great session at the gym (when I’m in the workout groove, obviously), a long lunch with pasta and wine, a massage, and finally lying in bed watching British crime shows on TV. What’s your definition of overindulgence? It’s about me…

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great escape

You’ve got gifts planned for every person on your holiday list. Now, it’s time to wrap up something special for you, too: Pack your bags for a seven-night trip for two to the adults-only Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas in Cancun, complete with round-trip, non-stop airfare from Denver, ground transfers to and from the airport and hotel, all meals and drinks on resort property and, when you feel like going on an adventure, the help of an Apple Vacations representative. applevacations.com Need a week away from it all? Visit denverlifemagazine.com to get complete details and enter to win this exciting giveaway.…

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things we love

WE SIMPLY ADORE DIOR It is a truth universally acknowledged that French women have more style in their pinkies than all the rest of us women put together. Exactly what gives them that certain je ne sais quoi we don’t know, but it certainly helps that France was the birthplace, 72 years ago, of the House of Dior. Its namesake, Christian Dior, an art gallerist who became a famous haute couturier after World War II, made postwar women look feminine again. (Those masculine silhouettes of the previous five years? Mon dieu!) Suddenly, all of the jeunes filles were wearing wasp waists, fulsome busts, and rounded shoulders. (“I have designed flower women,” Dior famously said.) Now you can see 170 couture dresses (as well as accessories, drawings, runway videos, and other archival…

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season’s greetings

One of Matt Bliss’s fondest memories of childhood is lying alongside his siblings looking up inside his grandpa’s plexiglass Christmas tree while his grandfather slowly rotated it. “It looked so amazing,” Bliss recalls, “like a kaleidoscope.” Today, kids around the world can get the same thrill, thanks to The Modern Christmas Tree, a hobby-turned-company that Bliss officially launched in 2011. Last year, the folks at Shark Tank reached out and asked Bliss to bring his trees to their Christmas show, where Barbara Corcoran invested $100,000 for 15 percent of the business. We asked him about bringing on the bling. How did your grandfather, Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker, come to create the original tree? “My grandfather had his own A-frame construction company called Delta Vacation Homes. He was always building things; whenever I had…

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your best life

Ideas, advice & inspiration for living right EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED We love the Denver Botanic Gardens in the summer—but it’s just as colorful (and even more twinkly) during the holidays. For three decades, the garden has been bringing us the dazzling show BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT, which this year starts Nov. 23 (the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend) and runs until Jan. 1 (including Dec. 24, 25, and 31) at the York Street location. Enjoy interactive light displays (including sound-reactive lights), listen to carolers on select evenings, nibble on holiday treats, and sip toasty drinks. (Tip: Buy your tickets in advance; $16, adult nonmembers; $13, children ages 3 to 15.) botanicgardens.org TOTALLY TUBULAR “No experience necessary”—those words are music to the ears of the few of us who are not big on skiing or boarding but…