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Denver Life Magazine

Denver Life Magazine April 2020

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.
the food issue

Most people have a love-hate relationship with food. That’s why I’m a huge fan of “healthy convenience.” With two active boys in the house (who seem to claim we never have anything to eat in the fridge), it’s hard to appease everyone at once. Not to mention, we’re always on the run. So, breakfast for dinner always seems like a good idea. That’s why for this special issue we decided to focus on breakfast—the most important meal of the day. After all, who doesn’t love a big pile of pancakes or biscuits with fresh fruit on the side? Plus, so many recipes nowadays not only center around protein-rich eggs, but also things like veggies, oats, beans, and tortillas, all of which are wholesome, hearty, and pretty wallet-friendly. We can’t wait for you…

1 min.

A spring fling to remember Enjoy nature’s bloom this season with an enchanting evening at Dine Under the Stars, a pop-up fine dining experience known for its transparent Garden Dome seating. The flourishing flora around the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms creates the perfect atmosphere for an intimate, candle-lit dinner with up to six of your loved ones. A reservation ($90) guarantees two hours of seating in your private, weather-resistant Garden Dome, and dinner tickets ($76 plus gratuity per guest) include a locally sourced, blind four-course meal by Footers Catering’s executive chef and Food Network’s Chopped champion, Heather Carr. This elegant culinary event runs April 1-30, but don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on a sought-after ticket in time—Dine Under the Stars plans to return to Colorado for their…

2 min.
pouring her passions

Curating the coveted wine list at Colorado’s most awarded restaurant isn’t for the faint of heart, which makes Elizabeth Sammuri just the woman for the job. A former professional snowboarder, world traveler, and wine educator, Sammuri now serves as Wine and Beverage Director at Boulder’s Flagstaff House, where she oversees its prized wine program. And did we mention she’s barely 30? What prompted you to switch career paths from pro snowboarding to the wine world? “I quit snowboarding at age 20 due to injury and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but the time I spent traveling opened my eyes to food and wine. Metro State University allowed me to grow as a wine professional and I had an internship in France that was the springboard to my career.” What type of…

3 min.
live fast. live longer?

With so many fitness fads out there, it’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. IF, also known as “intermittent energy restriction,” is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting (or reduced calories intake) and non-fasting over a given period. Siera Capesius, a Denver personal trainer and nutritionist, says the benefits of this new health trend can outweigh the cons if done properly. “Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating,” Capesius says. “However, there are different methods with alternate-day fasting, periodic (hourly specified), and daytime-restricted feeding. The most common one we see today for weight loss is the 12- or 16-hour fast. This means that either from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., or 7 p.m. to 11…

2 min.
ask dr. kev

Q:Now that spring is finally here, what do I need to know to keep my dog safe and healthy? Dr. Kev: After such a cold and snowy winter, both people and their furry friends understandably are tired of cabin fever. But spring brings new hazards for our pets: 1 Ticks and the diseases they can carry and spread: Your veterinarian can provide you with medication to safeguard your friend against these annoying and potentially dangerous parasites. 2 Fertilizers and lawn treatments: Many mulches contain toxic pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. All pets should be kept from freshly treated areas for 24 to 36 hours. 3 Improper antifreeze disposal: Antifreeze, containing the deadly toxin ethylene glycol, is sweet to the taste and attracts dogs, who drink it directly. Cats walk through puddles and then clean the…

1 min.
agriculture in colorado

1 national ranking in millet production 31.8 million acres of land in the state are devoted to farming and ranching 40 billions of dollars are contributed by the industry to Colorado’s economy 3 millions of cattle and calve 400,000 jobs are related to agriculture 2 billions of dollars in exports are generated by the industry 33,000 bee colonies produce honey 68 percent of the state's agriculture is related to livestock 490 millions of gallons of milk are produced annually Sources: Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado Proud…