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Denver Life Magazine December 2019

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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
12 Issues

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1 min.

While December can certainly be a hectic month filled with errands, social engagements, and work deadlines, it also brims with traditions that keep us grounded. In our family, activities like watching Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, decorating our home to holiday music by a warm fire, tinkering with a puzzle on the dining room table, savoring my mother-in-law’s famous apple pie, baking Christmas cookies with the kids, seeing The Nutcracker performed by the Colorado Ballet, planning our annual holiday party with family and friends, and enjoying at least one movie marathon (maybe Star Wars this year!) are cherished customs we look forward to each year. These traditions not only help diminish the stress of the season, they give us an opportunity for making lasting, joyful memories. If you’re feeling inclined to…

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rainy reflections The always picturesque heart of LoDo by @tavernettadenver enticing eats A mouthwatering burger from Maine Shack, captured by @fortheloveoftheburger fork yeah A spicy quinoa bowl from @arcanarestaurant to fuel your day ahead sweet creations A perfect new cider drink for everyone this season from @sipsations.co sunset highway The gateway to the Rockies along I-70 captured by @brady.lampert snow ready The cold weather can’t stop this furry friend, by @shifarms follow us on: @denverlifemag @denverlifemagazine @denverlifemagazine…

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Skate through security? That’s a nice fantasy when you’re flying home for the holidays. At DIA, you can at least skate outside security with the fourth annual free ice rink on the plaza between the Westin and the airport entrance. We’re supposed to show up extra early for our flights, anyway: Might as well take a few spins around the ice before grinning and bearing the wait. Or, you could just take light rail out to the airport one evening for some skating and a beverage at the Westin. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 20, with skates free for borrowing. denevents.flydenver.com…

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team spirit

How did you start cheerleading? • I did gymnastics and dance when I was young. When I got to the University of Nevada, Reno, I auditioned for the dance team, which was transitioning into a cheer team. I ended up falling in love with cheer and kept at it all four years. I really admired the class and work ethic of the Broncos cheerleaders, so during my senior year of college I auditioned for the team, and the rest is history! How do you practice before a big game? • On game weeks, we have Tuesday night rehearsal at the stadium, where we practice dances for the next two games to stay ahead of the curve. On Thursday night, we rehearse at Dove Valley, where we practice on the indoor turf. On game…

3 min.
late for the party

With the holidays upon us, I can already feel my annoyance building over my sister’s chronic lateness. We have lots of family events planned, and her tardiness tends to throw a wrench into everything. What should I do?— Damien, Englewood How old is your sister? If she’s 20, your parents ought to put their feet down firmly in proper parental form and tell her how rude and insulting it is for her to expect everyone and everything to wait for her. If she’s 40, she’s probably already heard and ignored that because her behavior has been enabled over the years. So rather than raise a fuss and amplify bad feelings, accept that she will be late and plan events so that the rest of the family isn’t standing on a LoDo corner…

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five rules 5 for…

Trela Phelps, the general manager of Denver’s City Floral Greenhouse, offers this advice. 1 MARK YOUR CALENDAR The tree lot at City Floral opens the week before Thanksgiving and stays open until Christmas Eve. Don’t wait until the last minute—you’ll have slim pickings at the lot, and less time to enjoy your tree at home. 2 GEAR UP! When it comes to picking out that perfect tree, you don’t want to rush your decision because you were too cold to think straight. Bundle up before you head to the tree lot. At many Denver-area lots, your winter jacket is the only “gear” you’ll need—they’ll help tie your tree atop your car and make sure that your tree makes it home in one piece. 3 KNOW YOUR FIRS Do a little research before you get to the…