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Denver Life Magazine December 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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Denver Life Magazine
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claus and effect

When my daughter, Caitlin, was born, four days before Christmas, the hospital video shows her wrapped snugly in a blanket—with the movie A Christmas Carol playing on a screen in the background. But, of course. It was crucial that we immediately immerse her in our family’s holiday traditions, including the annual viewing of that grainy black-and-white British classic (with the inimitable Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge). Such traditions (including my sister’s chocolate rumballs, each as potent as a martini, and the annual Christmas-morning family hike) are what the holiday season is all about.But the gifts are delightful, too—especially the giving. We had such fun “shopping” for this year’s holiday gift guide, which starts on page 67. It features an array of unusual hand-picked items from local makers and local stores,…

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5 things from this month’s issue …

… A NEW SPIN ON THINGSYou may have experienced SOULCYCLE on one of your coastal visits. Now (drum roll, please), it’s here—in Cherry Creek North. Pedal, people, pedal. Page 20.… PERFECT PLACE SETTINGSHoliday meals have their own inevitable stresses (Uncle Gabe’s politics, for one). At least make the PLACE SETTINGS a breeze. See this beauty on page 79.… CATAN, BLOKUS, ET AL.Nothing’s more fun with family than a few nights of BOARD GAMING. Add to your stash with our picks, each guaranteed to bring out the competitor in you. Page 27… GINGERBREAD HOUSESThey’re so dang pretty they should win an annual AIA award. These GINGERBREAD HOUSES from Gateaux bakery will make your season bright. Page 45… HOLIDAY LIGHTSWe admit we’re suckers for holiday lights. Catch the GRAND ILLUMINATION at Union…

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click!

inside scoopEMILY TEATERPhotographerWhat is the best present you have ever received?Our dog, Bear! When we were first dating, my husband surprised me with our dog. He came in a basket with a red blanket, and I will never forget the excitement of meeting him for the first time.What is your personal philosophy of gift giving?Personally I believe in “handmade or from the heart.” It does not have to be extravagant or expensive to be a good gift. Just as long as you put thought into it, it will be perfect.What are your favorite family holiday traditions?Every year I do an activity advent calendar with my kids. Each day they pull a card and it tells us what holiday-themed activity we will be doing that day. Most items are a way…

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win! for the holidays!

BLING OUTPut on a pare of pavé diamond drop earrings from the new John Atencio Chorus Collection, in sterling silver and 14K gold. Value: $895SPA TIMEWelcome to The Woodhouse Day Spa of Littleton. We invite you to enjoy a little you time each month for a year! Enjoy the gift of six Woodhouse Discovery Facials AND six 50 minute Swedish massages, with The Woodhouse Wellness Package.* Value: $1,070DINE WITH FRIENDSEnjoy dinner for four and bite into the best USDA prime beef in town, followed by a pour from the award-winning wine list at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Value: $500SMOKE AND SIPEnjoy a private Scotch and cigar tasting for six people at the Robusto Room, guided by the owner, certified whiskey ambassador Peter S. Roth. Includes a $20 cigar…

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things we love

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATEDAll aboard for some holiday fun: DENVER’S UNION STATION is all gussied up for December, including a new 40-foot-tall tree featuring more than 7,000 lights, lit during the Grand Illumination event on Thanksgiving weekend and staying aglow all month. Stop by and see Santa, who will be visiting the station on Sundays until Christmas, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Indulge your sweet tooth at Sundaes With Santa, on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m.; you can make your own sundaes using a variety of sauces and toppings for $5 per person. Or do a little last-minute shopping at the Holiday Market by Denver Flea, featuring lots of locally made goods, including outdoor gear by Mountain Standard and jewelry from Harper Made, held on the outdoor plaza…

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on the edge

The first time Eric Hegreness built a pair of skis, he blew it. “It was six years ago, and I was renting a space in someone’s barn for $10 a night and borrowing tools,” he says. “At two or three in the morning, I actually blew the power to the entire farm, and instead of stopping, I went and knocked on the door and said, ‘Can you help me get the power back on? I really want to finish this ski.’ I guess when you’re passionate about something, you make it happen.” And Hegreness, an Ohio native, had always been passionate about skiing—and Colorado. “I came out here when I was 12 for a wedding, and I told my parents, ‘As soon as I’m old enough, I’m moving to Colorado.’…

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