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Denver Life Magazine

Denver Life Magazine February 2019

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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1 min.
and away we go

Talk to me: Email me at alison.gwinn@denverlifemagazine.com There are many perks to being a magazine editor: multi-course meals at hot new restaurants, the opportunity to meet talented artists, chefs, architects, and designers, and even visits with veteran ice fishermen (see p. 102) or champion axe throwers (p. 108). But without a doubt, the luckiest part of our job is travel, both in Colorado and around the world. For our annual Travel Issue, associate editor Andrew Weaver went all the way to Australia’s Whitsunday Islands (story, p. 78) for a week of adventure. “I sailed on yachts with people who had sold all their possessions to live permanently at sea, ate kangaroo steak and emu sausage, went SCUBA diving on the Great Barrier Reef, rode in a sea plane, swam with sharks, kayaked…

1 min.
big break

We’re on beach time. Visit denverlifemagazine.com for complete details and to enter to win this exciting giveaway. Ready for a trip that won’t have you wishing for a second vacation to recoup? This seven-night getaway for two to the all-inclusive RIU PALACE RIVIERA MAYA IN RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, will do all the hard work for you: The getaway includes round-trip, non-stop airfare from Denver, ground transfers to and from the airport and hotel, all meals and drinks on resort property, and the help of an Apple Vacations representative—when you feel like doing something besides enjoying a margarita in the sand. applevacations.com…

1 min.
coming into bloom

Orchids have been known to inspire a distinct sort of frenzied passion among their admirers. And why not? Flora of enormous variety (they are the largest family of flowering plants, with more than 25,000 species), orchids can be as tiny as a dime and as weighty as several hundred pounds. They try the patience of even the most devoted growers: It takes orchids five to seven years after germination to flower, and sometimes the blooms last for mere hours. Prepare to be amazed by hundreds of these specimens at the annual Orchid Showcase, through Feb. 17 in the Orangerie and Marnie’s Pavilion at the Denver Botanic Gardens (it makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day excursion). botanicgardens.com…

2 min.
downtown frisco

1. Butterhorn Bakery Stop for breakfast—the bakery is known for its eggy bread (like French toast on steroids), frittatas, egg sandwiches, and huge cinnamon rolls—or lunch (it has great sandwiches, soups, and big-as-a-plate cookies). In a hurry to the slopes? Call in $5 breakfast wraps to go! 408 Main St. butterhornbakery.com 2. Next Page Books & Nosh Browse through the eclectic selection of books, funky cards by local artists, and unusual gifts at this charming independent spot. Want a nibble? Try the hummus plate and panini. 409 Main St. nextpagebooks.com 3. Rivers Clothing Co. This family-owned store is all about mountain chic: casual clothing, footwear, and accessories for men and women from brands like Lolë, Pistil, Johnny Was, Sherpani, Patagonia, and Prana. 503 Main St. riversfrisco.com 4. Shoe Inn Boutique Need boots that are fashionable but can stand up to the rigors of…

1 min.
snow king

How did you get into ski patrolling? • “I was becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) and volunteered with a search-and-rescue squad. A friend of mine on the team told me I should try volunteering as a ski patroller at Aspen. The second week I volunteered, the director offered me a permanent spot. I eventually gave in: It just looked like too much fun.” “There are bad days…” • “When I was a rookie, we got a call that a kid fell out of a lift chair. I took the call and, when I got to the spot, there was a 10-year-old kid lying on the ground 28 feet below the chair he’d fallen out of. I did my EMT services and we got him to the hospital, but he unfortunately didn’t make…

2 min.
the colorado capitol

Beginnings: Start your day with a cup of joe at the cozy Amethyst Coffee, at 1111 N. Broadway, Suite 101, or Pablo’s Coffee, 1300 Pennsylvania St., Suite 102. THEN, ON TO THE CAPITOL Hours: The building is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; it is not open on weekends and most federal holidays. Entrance: Enter on the first floor on the north side of the Capitol (Colfax and Sherman). If you cannot do steps, enter on the south side (14th and Sherman). Entrance is free, and there are magnetometers in security at both doors. Once you are past those, you will be directed to the tour area. Public tours: They begin at 10 a.m. and run on the hour; the last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Each tour lasts one…