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Neiman Marcus Denver introduces Truly NM collection of designer duds

August 28, 2015

Neiman Marcus Denver is introducing Truly NM, a curated collection of exclusive items developed specifically for Neiman Marcus in partnership with more than 50 of the world’s top design houses. Participating vendors include, but are not limited to, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Givenchy, Prada, Valentino, Tom Ford, Donna Karan, rag & bone, Moncler and Shinola. This ongoing initiative brings exclusive products spanning all categories including men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, beauty and fragrance, children’s, home and pet.

In an effort to highlight Neiman Marcus’ outstanding vendor relationships, Neiman Marcus is bringing Truly NM to all 41 stores and online. “We have incredible vendor partners with some of the greatest brands in the world.” said Jim Gold, Neiman Marcus president and chief merchandising officer. “We developed Truly NM to present these exclusive products in a comprehensible and compelling way.”

There are several themes addressed throughout the Truly NM collection. J Brand Jeans, Current/Elliott, AG Adriano Goldschmied, FRAME, rag & bone, and 7 For All Mankind each created distressed or embellished denim. A range of poncho styles, on-trend for fall, are offered from Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen, Escada, Derek Lam, Etro, and Brunello Cucinelli. Others took cues from Neiman Marcus’ iconic butterfly, working the inspiration into designs. Prada created a whimsical satchel and clutch with a print of a woman with a butterfly atop her head and Manolo Blahnik covered its Hangisi pump and flat shoes in a butterfly-print satin.

In-store signage and displays highlight the Truly NM product, which begins delivering to stores this month. Items are easily recognizable to customers with a designated yellow Truly NM hangtag or sticker. Die cut yellow butterflies adorn Truly NM mannequins. Online shoppers may visit www.neimanmarcus.com/trulynm.

rag & bone Alexander McQueen 4 Judith Leiber

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Biennial of the Americas closes this weekend with special events

August 28, 2015

The Biennial of the Americas celebrates the closing weekend of the 2015 festival with events and exhibitions taking place Friday through Sunday.

A team of inspiring artists, innovators and experts explored the theme “NOW!,” examining today’s exceptional times in the Western Hemisphere. This year’s Biennial hosted more than 100 events throughout the summer with more than 25,000 participants attending the six-day opening week program of events, bringing together nearly 60 artists, speakers and international leaders representing more than 25 countries.

“The 2015 Biennial exceeded our expectations for audience engagement and network building,” said Erin Trapp, Biennial CEO and executive director. “We are clearly building positive and productive relationships in countries across the hemisphere, as well as increasing cultural understanding of our shared opportunities and challenges.   Our 2016 summit in Brazil will extend this work in an important and promising country with close ties to Colorado.”

As the 2015 Biennial opening week comes to a close, patrons can still enjoy various art exhibits and performances.

  • Through Sunday: Now? NOW! – the main exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. A group exhibition with works by a number of artists including Robert Longo, André Komatsu, Karl Haendel, Adam Pendleton, Kari Altmann and more.
  • Through Sunday: Implant – Installation at Commons Park by Marcela Armas which is sited in both Denver and Mexico City, creating a visual dialogue between the two cities. Special event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday: What is the Status of Public Space featuring Gordon Robertson of Denver Parks and Recreation and Jeff Shoemaker of the Greenway Foundation
  • Through Sunday: I Am The Future – An abstract video work by Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg at the Denver International Airport, featuring students from the Montbello high school drill team.
  • Through Sunday: Oíd el Sueño de una Palabra / Listen to the Dream of a Word at the Biennial Pavilion is a collaboration between Mexico City curatorial collective de_sitio and Museo Comunutario de Valle de Xico, a museum in Mexico City created to protect the city’s artifacts.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Transdisciplinary Design Workshop at the Biennial Pavilion. This workshop experience is focused on the theme of collaboration and technology that enables an incredible network of geographic, human skill diversity and local resources to collectively take action on matters ‘Now’ for the human good.
  • Saturday and Sunday: BMoCA’s Poetry and Performance Café: line break/disrupting rhythms at the Biennial Pavilion (1550 Wewatta St.) featuring Poetry NOW! & Tomorrow events.

For additional information on the exhibitions, images and hours, please visit www.biennialoftheamericas.org. 


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PalletFest Upcycling Festival makes trash into treasure

August 28, 2015

PalletFest is Colorado’s first major Upcycling Festival. What most people think of as waste, PalletFest organizers turn find new and amazing uses for all types of trash including the humble wood pallet. Free to the public, this event is open to all ages.

Attendees choosing to splurge on the VIP ticket ($35 on Saturday, and $30 on Sunday) will get all-you-can-drink spirits from locally produced Yolo Rum and Peach Street Distillers, an exclusive PalletFest koozie by Green Guru, a baked goodie from The Cupcake Cabin, a swag bag from The Green Solution and primo seats for live music and fashion show. Unlimited beer will be provided by Oskar Blues and Broken Compass Brewery.

Event hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. VIP tickets available at https://www.palletfest.com/vip.html.

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Bagel Store Deli joins space with Freestyle Pizza; grand re-opening Sunday, Monday

August 28, 2015

Freestyle Pizza and Bagel Store Deli have joined forces, menus and a venue to create a new combo restaurant at 4668 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village.

The fast-casual eatery is celebrating the grand re-opening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Both days are filled with free giveaways and a variety of other activities.

The restaurant also will be giving 10 percent of all sales during the two days to the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation to support the classroom grants program, which provides funding for teacher grant requests in the school district. More information at www.bagelstoredeli.com/.

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Laugh line: Today’s eavesdropping

August 28, 2015

Eavesdropping on Facebook:

15-year-old to me: “What’s for dinner tonight?”

Me: We’re having eggplant/squash pita sandwiches.


Me: Don’t worry, I’ll make it taste like meat.

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New stores debuting at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

August 26, 2015

Cherry Creek Shopping Center recently announced that three new stores and Colorado’s first Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza will join its shopping and dining lineup starting this fall. Several new and relocated stores are set to open in the center’s nearly complete 90,000 square-foot redevelopment project.

“Cherry Creek’s transformation is almost complete and the redesigned space will be worth the wait,” said the center’s General Manager Nick LeMasters. “From exclusive restaurants to world-renowned brands, customers are sure to discover new favorites within our premier shopping environment.”

As part of Cherry Creek’s renovation, the center will welcome the region’s first four-level, next generation RH Design Gallery – RH Denver, The Gallery at Cherry Creek – along with several stores, including Free People which is relocating to the redeveloped space and will quadruple its footprint. The new Free People flagship store, which opens in November, will be the second largest of its kind in the country.

NightRider Jewelry, an American luxury brand of handcrafted men’s and women’s jewelry will open mid-October in the new wing. The store, which is unique to the Denver market, will be located on the upper level adjacent to the RH Design Gallery.

Also debuting in the mall’s expansive redeveloped wing this winter is Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza, a new fast-casual pizza concept with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. This is the first Rise Pies location in Colorado and it joins Cherry Creek’s other exclusive-to-market restaurants including Kona Grill and the recently announced 801 Chophouse. All are conveniently located near the center’s new front entrance valet plaza.

Additionally stores joining the Cherry Creek Shopping Center lineup, include:

  • Soma: A women’s intimate apparel boutique, selling innovative and expertly fitting lingerie, and loungewear apparel & beauty products (opens late September, located on the lower level near Nordstrom).
  • White House Black Market: Women’s retailer, specializing in fashionable and sophisticated clothing and accessory items (opens winter 2015, located on the upper level near Neiman Marcus).

All of these additions will join several new stores in the redeveloped space, including luxury brands Tory Burch, David Yurman, as well as upscale restaurant, 801 Chophouse. All are new to the Denver market.

Located in the heart of Denver, Cherry Creek Shopping Center offers the Rocky Mountain region’s most exciting shopping environment including Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Elway’s Restaurant, an eight-screen movie theater and more than 160 other fine specialty stores and services. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Preview the stores, the styles and the sales at www.shopcherrycreek.com and www.facebook.com/cherrycreekshoppingcenter.

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Take a walk on the wild side during last Final Friday Music Walk in RiNo

August 26, 2015

The last Final Friday Music Walk & Urban Bazaar of this year is set to begin at 4 p.m. Friday in Denver’s RiNo district.

With more than 20 participating venues hosting dozens of bands and music artists, and local nightspots offering food and drink specials, the Final Friday event has now become an established monthly celebration of community, art and live music.

The kickoff events begin at 4 p.m. with live music and open houses around the 3100 block of Blake and Walnut streets, and will extend throughout the RiNo neighborhood until 10 p.m., with select venues staying open until 2 a.m. Five dollar wristbands are available at MegaFauna and the Final Friday website at www.finalfridaydenver.com/.

For a complete list of participating venues, promotions and scheduled acts, please visit www.finalfridaydenver.com/map/ (Google Maps: www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zZSXNOudUo8c.kzm0VH5mdlLw&usp=sharing).



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Liquor Limo app ready to deliver the goods to Argonaut neighbors

August 26, 2015

Denver-based Liquor Limo has partnered with Argonaut Wine & Liquor, 760 E. Colfax Ave., to expand service in the city to include even more homes. Liquor Limo, the premier shopping experience for wine, liquor and beer delivery, launched in markets throughout Colorado in late June – with the new partnership, LoDo, North Denver, Uptown and other central Denver neighborhoods now have service.

The free app, now available for download on iOS and Android, offers seamless, scheduled liquor delivery or in–store pickup. Unlike competitors, Liquor Limo is based in Colorado, offers statewide delivery and includes free delivery on orders of more than $50.

Liquor Limo partners with local neighborhood liquor stores to provide inventory and delivery services to customers, with a minimum order of $25. Valid photo ID proving the user is 21 years of age or older is verified upon delivery, which can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance.

App users have direct access to local liquor stores’ inventory, and Liquor Limo never marks up prices on any products. All payments are remitted to partner liquor stores directly through the app, via the customer’s securely stored payment information.

Additionally, Liquor Limo has contracted with a local lab to map dozens of chemical analytes associated with taste, aroma and texture, in more than 25,000 wines, beers and spirits, and develop the patent-pending Replica Recommendation Engine. Through the Liquor Limo app, users can identify their favorite wines, beers or distilled spirits, then use the Replica Recommendation Engine to compare meaningful chemical data points across tens of thousands of brands and discover similar tasting beverages, often at a fraction of the price, and then have them delivered directly to their homes or offices.

Currently, the service provides liquor delivery in the following markets: Avon, Vail, Frisco (Beaver Creek, Lake Dillon), Pueblo, Stapleton, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Durango, Carbondale, Montrose, Thornton, Fort Collins, Greeley and Denver. Additional markets across the country will follow.

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Laugh line: Today’s eavesdropping

August 26, 2015

Eavesdropping on a woman: “How you know you’ve chosen the wrong realtor to find a rental in Colorado Springs.”

Realtor: “You’re moving here from Denver?” “Are you aware that Colorado Springs is Denver’s bedroom community?”

Me: “Wait, What?!”

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