Happy New Year!

Key word new. 2017 is here with all its possibilities and - based on the recent history of 2016 - plenty of surprises to be sure! What will the New Year bring for you and yours?


Hosted by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, LIV CONNECT 2016, brought together over 500 influential leaders and broker professionals within the Sotheby’s International Realty network to collaborate with brokers in regional feeder markets, to embrace the SIR culture, and to commit to the powerful SIR brand.

Verity Financial Hosts “Other Side of the Coin” Luncheons

Will Duffy and Judy Carlson teach financial truths and wealth protection strategies that can profoundly change your life! Dining at Seasons 52. Photography by Laurie Reed.

January 2017 Around Town

Renowned chef Frank Bonanno, proprietor of Bonanno Concepts, cookbook author and host of the PBS series Chef Driven, announced today that SupperBell, the chef prepared dinner delivery service where he serves as the Culinary Director, will expand its delivery services, effective today, into Aurora, Englewood and Littleton. Neighborhoods and offices in the Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village, Southglenn, East Lowry,…

Wine 101

Since 2012 Carlin Karr has been working with Master Sommelier and Frasca Food and Wine Owner Bobby Stuckey as an advanced sommelier. Her career began while attending culinary school at the California Culinary Academy when Karr realized that her true passion was for wine.

In the Kitchen with Chef Brett Shaheen

Weirdest thing – if you’re looking for a great fine dining, sushi, farm-to-table or pretty much any other type of restaurant, you go to Denver. But if it’s delicious, authentic Italian food you’re after, you have to head to the suburbs. Cozy neighborhood eateries, like Greenwood Village’s The Wooden Table, just do it better.

Labor of Love

If you can’t find the perfect table to fit into that awkward corner of your living room or the bookshelf you’ve been dreaming of to organize your library, The Whistling Duck Furniture, with locations in Highlands Ranch and downtown Denver, is the place to go. Their slogan, “Crafted by Hand - Crafted for Friends,” perfectly encapsulates their mission - to…

Natural Beauty

This time of year is a recipe for dry skin. Whether it's the dry climate or winter weather, skin could use a little buff. To combat annoying dry skin, or just to show yourself a little love, here's a do-it-yourself face and body scrub with ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. With a touch of that and a…

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Contemporary Neutral

Amy Ehmann is a graphic designer by trade, whose talented work can be seen all over Minted.com. She recently invited us into her home where we learn that her passion for design takes a new form through her newly remodeled kitchen. Take a seat and learn a thing or two from Amy’s tips on how she brought her modern farmhouse…

Of Batter + Dough

As far as I’m concerned, there are few desserts that don’t benefit enormously from being brushed with amaretto, doused in rum, spiked with bourbon, or dipped in Frangelico. Case in point: the classic carrot cake.