November 2016 Lifestyle Letter

The days are getting shorter, but the opportunities for enjoying the end-of-fall-pre-holiday season abound! Whether you’re focused on celebrating November with friends and family, or dusting off the skis in anticipation of Colorado’s real sports season, you’ll want to read on.

Home2 Suites Ribbon-cutting 
The New Home2 Suites in Highlands Ranch celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting with live music and
large crowds September 15. Cuban cuisine provided by Havana Grill & Lounge.

The New Home2 Suites Denver Highlands Ranch Celebrates Its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting with Live Music and Large Crowds September 15. Cuban Food provided by Havana Grill & Lounge.

November 2016 Around Town

The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is excited to announce that it is now home to an elevated new outdoor ceremony and reception space, THE Deck. Located on the 3rd floor of the award-winning Cherry Creek North hotel, THE Deck is a hidden gem that can accommodate up to 140 people in delightful urban outdoor setting complete with custom hedge…

So you want to ski out-of-bounds, eh?

In Colorado, much of today’s ski culture has an emphasis on backcountry or big mountain exploration. While inspiring, the prospect of setting out on exploratory ski missions in the middle of nowhere when avalanche deaths seem to be at an all-time high can seem uninviting and overwhelming. Where the heck do you even begin? Here are seven suggestions to follow…

Colors of Autumn Soup

This is definitely the easiest and best way to make rich-tasting butternut squash soup, without having to peel and dice a large, awkwardly shaped vegetable. You start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and roasting it in a hot oven. Scrape the roasted flesh from the skin, and simmer it with sautéed yellow onion, fresh sage and a tart…

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

Kim Ferraro takes her title of Aunt Kim very seriously. And if she occasionally has to be blunt, or forward, or sometimes even a little rude to help the little ones who call her Aunt Kim, well, that’s OK by her.

I Can See Clearly Now

Imagine the freedom of going throughout your day without needing glasses or contact lenses, without laser surgery. An innovative and remarkable specialty contact lens can correct your vision while you sleep. The technology, known as Ortho-Eyes at HD Eye Care, is succinctly described as “contact lens retainers” by Dr. Lawrence Jacobs, the founder and owner of HD Eye Care.

Buy Local, Buy Unique

Do you really want to be part of the stampeding masses this holiday season? Think beyond the herds at the big-box joints and join the Small Business Saturday movement on Nov. 26. In case you need some home-grown inspiration, we’ve found some for you at Unlisted, an artisan and boutique market located at 8262 S University Blvd in Centennial.

Set the Soiree

There’s always an excuse for a dinner party, especially this time of the year. Family gatherings. Friendsgiving. Holiday parties. It's all about friends and family coming together to eat, drink and connect. Connection happens to be the perfect word to describe the purpose of a soiree, and it’s also a concept that’s meaningful to local event planner Dagny Morrow who…

Greenwood Cabinets & Stone

Greenwood Cabinets and Stone, off of Broadway in Littleton, specializes in helping people improve their homes in a way that is both current and timeless. The store was founded and is still owned by Neil Maday. Originally from Detroit, Maday’s father owned a kitchen and bathroom design company which Maday began working for after graduating from college. After Detroit’s decline…

Top of the World

“T
he wildlife we’ve seen includes dear, elk, wild turkey, fox, bear and mountain lion,” says the current homeowner of 7225 Box Canyon in Sedalia, who’s had the pleasure of living above it all - yet close in - for 13 1/2 years. “We purchased the home in 2003 and have enjoyed an amazing lifestyle, hiking the half-mile trail through the…

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest

Family and friends gather for this great cultural event with authentic German food, music, and, of course, great biers from Paulaner, and live entertainment.