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Who loves Summer Camp?! We have an amazing guide showcasing some of the best and coolest camps for your kiddos this summer! Everything from rafting to music and movie making to tennis all the way to the mountains... you will find an awesome camp for your littles!
DENVER TOUR CLUB
Every day is an adventure!
We offer day-long excursions to exciting and educational destinations in and around Denver.
Rest assured that your kids are safe, having a blast and getting plenty of exercise.
Visit http://denvertourclub.com/ for schedules, locations and information regarding all the fun trips your kiddo can take this summer!
"Think field trips are just an excuse to get out of going to class? Think again." - Denver Post
AJAX ADVENTURE CAMP
Aspen’s first real sleepaway camp since the Ashcrofters in the 1960s! Sleep in Tipi Villages complete with rope bridges and a Peter Pan meet Alice in Wonderland atmosphere. Twinkling lights at night complement the stars as campers cross rope bridges from the main camp fire complete with s'mores and guitar playing to retire to their Tipis and rest up for the next day of adventure.
Campers will have 100s of different activity choices throughout the day including: Rock Climbing, Paddle boarding, Mtn Go-Carts, Paint-balling, Archery, Fishing, Rockets, Paintchery, Tracking, Camping, Outdoor Cooking, Survival Skills, Shelter building, Sportz, Arts & Crafts, Tenkara Fly Fishing, plus 100’s of other creative and adventurous activities including ranching opportunities such as helping to raise the ranch animals (Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, etc.).
There will also be special activities at the Ranch Camp such as Mtn. Go-Carts for some off-road fun.
All weeks will have the staple sleepaway activities, but through unique partnerships we will offer a few special weeks like Survival Skills and Animal Tracking with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Fly Fishing and Fly Tying with the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
The Ranch is nestled on 200 Acres in the rockies about 1 hour from Aspen. We provide transportation from Aspen for all campers.
Visit www.ajaxadventurecamp.com for more information and to sign up. Limited spots remaining.
STEAMBOAT BOOK TRAILS CAMP
Visit http://www.mybooktrails.org/camp-descriptions for more information!
All Camps are Monday-Friday Full Week Overnight, Drop-off at 9AM on Monday and Pick-up at 2pm on Friday. $600 enrollment.
Ultimate Survival Camp
July 17-21 and August 7-11 Grades 5-9
Campers will get to stay at our newly constructed overnight site— The Reading Ranch! Ultimate Survival Camp will spend the week learning advanced survival skills such as building your own survival site, foraging and cooking food, and many other pointers to master outdoor survival. We will read many books together during the week, including new books such as A Series of Small Maneuvers and classics like My Side of the Mountain. Campers will also get to participate in hikes to neighboring peaks and swim in Steamboat Lake, which is a 5 minute trip from our site.
This camp includes five full days, and four nights at camp.
July 31-Aug 4 Grades 5-8
This new Middle School camp is all about mystery. Campers will read mysterious stories and get to try writing their own tales. Learn about the different western mysteries surrounding the Yampa Valley and Colorado. Use your detective skills to find signs of wildlife in the forest surrounding camp.
Land of Stories Camp:
July 24-28 Grades 5-8
Imagine you're Alex and Connor Bailey while reading the exciting Land of Stories series! We will jump into your favorite fairy tales and travel through the kingdoms of camp. Try to decipher the clues left in journals from campers before you! This camp is sure to bring adventure!
Ranger's Apprentice Camp:
July 24-28 Grades 5-8
Dive into this exciting series at camp as we read about the stealthy Rangers. Learn skills to combat enemies during your own Apprenticeship! Imaginations will thrive as you pretend to be Will on your own journey against the Wargals.
JCC CAMP SHAI & MACC ACADEMY ART & THEATRE CAMPS
JCC Camp Shai & MACC Academy Art & Theatre Camps offer kids ages 5 – j18 a diverse range of summer activities for young athletes, artists, adventurers, and everything in between!
Don’t want to drive to camp? No problem!! We offer busing from Cherry Creek, Southmoor/University Hills, and Stapleton neighborhoods! Check out our full listing of camps at jccdenver.org under the Family tab!
With questions, please reach out to Courtney Jacobson, Director of Camp Shai, email@example.com. We hope to see you this summer!
LITTLETON SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Do your kids have a LOVE for music? We do too! There is no shortage of studies that prove that music is good for your brain. Instead of having too much “down time” this summer, come join our Rock To Your Potential Summer Camp and engage your kid’s mind while they have so much fun doing it! We offer over a decade of experience offering the finest private lessons, group lessons, and summer camps to Denver and Littleton students. Every year keeps topping the one before and we want you to be a part of it! At the end of each camp week, your child will perform on stage at one of Denver’s premier music venues! Every year parents keep saying, “We can’t believe you put this show together in just one week.” Located in Littleton, Colorado, we at Littleton School of Music offer fully loaded studios in a modern setting. Over 2,000 Square feet of space including a kitchen, bathrooms, and comfortable waiting areas for parents. Students will have space to work with their groups, stretch out, and have plenty of room to do it. Ages 10 - 16. Click HERE to learn more or register easily online.
THE SALVATION ARMY CENTENNIAL CORPS SUMMER DAY CAMP
The Salvation Army Centennial Corps Summer Day Camp is a place for kids to make friends, lifelong memories, & fun! Our facility will provide snacks, games, recreational activities, field trips, music lessons, VBS program, & educational classes.
Sign up now for ages 5-12, starting July 5th and ending August 4th.
Our operation hours are from 8am-6pm and we are located at 3900 E. Arapahoe Rd. Centennial, CO. Call 303-779-9662 and ask for Lily or email Lillian.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DIGISTARS MAKE-A-MOVIE WORKSHOP CAMP
Kids in grades 1-8 can bring their stories to life with stop motion animation or live action filmmaking in a Digistars Make-a-Movie Workshop camp this summer!
This is a chance for kids to unleash their creativity and work with professional filmmakers to Write, Act, Build Sets, Direct, Film, and Edit their own films in a fun and exciting week! We watch and analyze films to learn techniques, and take outside breaks in a nearby playground. Moviemaking integrates art with technology and demands storytelling skills that can feed into academic success. The production process is hands-on, kid-driven, and collaborative.
Learn more and register at DigistarsWorkshop.com or call 1-888-611-5090.
HIGH ALTITUDE TENNIS
Fun, action-packed, convenient summer tennis camps in Denver, Colorado for kids 7-18 years old! Check out what tennis mom Nancy I. from Littleton, Colorado had to say about High Altitude Tennis Summer Camps.... "My kids are jazzed, they love it and are inspired by the highly skilled, experienced and ethical staff!".
And here is what student Hana K. from Parker, Colorado had to say..."Everyone at HAT is amazing, like my second family!".
Rated 5 stars on Yelp and 5 stars on Facebook.
Weekly camps begin May 29th and space is limited.
Learn more by visiting www.highaltitudetennis.com today!
PALS CHESS ACADEMY
PALS Chess Academy is proud to offer four exciting Summer Chess Camps in the greater Denver area, open to children ages 5-12.
National Master and two-time Colorado State Champion Lior Lapid will be the head coach, teaching each lesson with his trademark humor and storytelling that your child will love.
Students have a lot of fun while learning valuable lessons that go far beyond the chessboard, building character, teamwork, confidence and problem-solving intelligence for life.
Prior chess experience is not required; all levels welcome!
Go to www.palschess.com/camps for more details and online registration.
THE HIGH MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
The High Mountain Institute offers two summer programs, Summer Term for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and High Peaks Adventures for rising 8th and 9th graders.The HMI Summer Term is a five-week program that combines wilderness, community, and academic pursuits in our unique setting of Leadville, Colorado. Summer Term students partake in two extended backpacking expeditions, become members of a vibrant community, and stay intellectually engaged with place-based classes. HMI's High Peaks Adventures is a two-week program introducing students to wilderness travel and the Rocky Mountains. Student split time learning the basic skills needed to camp and travel comfortably in the backcountry and participating in some of Colorado's best known sports: rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. No previous experience is necessary for HMI's Summer Term or High Peaks Adventure, only a willingness to try new things!
For more information please contact:
(719) 486-8200 ext. 1
DENVER WRITING PROJECT YOUNG WRITERS CAMPS
The Denver Writing Project at the University of Colorado Denver is excited to offer four Young Writers Camps for young people who love to write!
Please visit our website for additional information about each camp and links to register.
UCD Young Writers Camp at Auraria Campus
DVORAK EXPEDITION'S TEEN CAMP
TEENAGE (13-17 YRS) WHITEWATER SKILLS CAMP 22 DAYS: All inclusive meals & lodging i.e. (camping multi day river expeditions)
The Dvorak Expedition’s Teen Camp is a 11 – 22 day camp that gives campers an in-depth understanding of river running, environment exploration and understanding, plus useful river rescue techniques. It will also facilitate opening lines of communication, enhancing self-image, improving group interaction and emphasizing self-reliance skills.
The focus is to develop river-running competence in a variety of craft. These include paddle and oar power rafts, kayaks, canoes and inflatable kayaks. Participants can choose to specialize in one or two modes of river travel or experiment with all options. As the basics of reading and understanding the hydraulics of the river is a primary skill, the ability to move comfortably from one craft to another will be greatly enhanced.
Dvorak’s wants your course to be exciting; you should expect the unexpected. Many of the course activities are well publicized, but you will probably find some surprises. We want to give you something you can take away with you– hopefully a sense of appreciation for what you can do!
Campers will experience all the fun and faith of resident Camp Timberline in Estes Park here at home along the Front Range! Our program is for kids finished with kindergarten through 6th grade; hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 10 different church locations in the metro area and northern Colorado.
Campers will experience adventure on our high ropes course, climbing wall and giant inflatables as well as quality sports instruction, huge camp games, theme parties, wacky skits and songs each day! Your child will be KNOWN AND LOVED by our phenomenal staff, sure to have a week they will never forget. Sign up today at www.camptimberline.com for a Christian Day Camp unlike any other in Colorado!
General info: Main office, email@example.com
Director: Diane Dahm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: website, www.camptimberline.com
Questions: 970.484.8462, main office
I just LOVE all of these camps. I wish I could go back in time and spend my summers in some of these amazing, fun and super unique summer camps! What amazing memories your kids will have of these exciting days! Let's unplug from our phones, tablets, games and tv's and play in the dirt under the sun with our fresh Colorado Rocky Mountain air! I am so excited that all of these fantastic camps are right here in our back yards.
If you have any questions about these camps, please contact them directly.
This Spring is gearing up to be extra busy and I am already feeling the burn! My apologies for the delay in this post! Our April Ladies Night out and Networking event was an amazing success! The Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery was such a great venue! With amazing food and a incredible selection of craft beers, everyone was raving about hosting the event here again! Thank you so much for hosting us, and hopefully again in the future.
We had an awesome line up of Featured Businesses in April. I received some incredible feedback from our guests and the venue. The selection was great, the energy was awesome and a lot of shopping was done! Here are our Locals we Love!
Sprouts Farmers Market - April Sponsor
Thank you so much to Sprouts Farmers Market for sponsoring our April event! Between providing the awesome Swag Bags, handing out some great coupons and fun Lara Bars, everyone loved interacting with you all in person!
Find Sprouts here and look for a location near you!
We had a great time last week at FTW Denver! A fun filled night full of entertainment, shopping, networking and games! A big shout out to everyone that came to wish me a Happy Birthday too! You guys rock! We also had some really awesome Swag Bags! If you missed us, please make sure to come to our next event on April 24th at the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery.
RSVP and snag your FREE ticket here!
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were featured throughout this event. They are all fantastic and everyone loved them at the event. If you are interested in any of their services or products, please feel free to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: March edition.
A HUGE "Thank You" to For The Win (FTW) Denver for hosting this event, providing the Swag Bags and adding some fun Free Playtime Cards into the mix! Everyone was super excited to attend and see all of the fun new games in the Arcade! That Mario Cart and the 3-D Zombie scary game were my favorites!!
I am very excited to feature a truly amazing woman for the February edition of our Leading Ladies Series. Shawnte` Smith opened Beauty Lounge in 2012 after building up a huge following while being employed by a local high end department store. They are now the official eye brow sponsor of the Miss Colorado USA, Miss Colorado Teen, Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA pageants.
Shawnte` and her team of artists are experts of their industry and take pride in their craft, and ability to be among the best of the best.
Shawnte`, tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I am the owner of Beauty Lounge, a high-end specialty spa in Lone Tree, CO. We specialize in Eyebrow shaping, Eyelash extensions, Makeup, and Facials. We have been open for 5 years and we are currently expanding. I have over 12 years experience in the spa and skincare industry. I began my tenure as a licensed esthetician for Aveda, as well as a make-up artist for Hard Candy, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and Duwop. My real passion is in Eyebrow shaping.
I was trained by Anastasia Beverly Hills in 2005 and then worked as an eyebrow specialist at Nordstrom Park meadows for over 6 years. I built up an amazing clientele and opened Beauty Lounge in 2012. I currently still shape eyebrows and do about 20-30 clients a day!
I 'm also obsessed with skin care, I launched my very own skin care line in October 2016 after working with a chemist/naturopath here in Denver who help me develop a natural, toxic-free, nutritional skincare line. My courage has always come from my mother and grandmother who have always taught me that I could achieve anything I wanted and to never take no for an answer. The hours are very long but I have found it is not work if you love what you do. At the end of the day it really only comes down to 2 basic traits; you have to believe in yourself and work hard to achieve anything. Lastly, I have found if you surround yourself with honest, trustworthy, positive people a positive outlook is the byproduct.
Describe yourself in three words:
Compassionate, Optimistic, Loyal
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Growing Beauty Lounge from 2 employees to 11 and starting my Shawnte` Smith Skin Care line.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to work with kids in an outreach program.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Work/Life balance is very important to me. I work very long days, but on my days off I try to enjoy everything life has to offer. I also leave an hour early every Wednesday night so my husband and I can have a date night.
What websites do you visit every day?
Amazon (I always need something)
Social Media (IG, FB, ect)
The Daily Skimm (so I know whats going on in the world)
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
I absolute love to try new food in Denver. Brunch is my favorite meal so I am loving Gozo on Broadway right now. I also love Denver Central Market where you can eat, drink, get coffee, indulge in Ice cream, and do your shopping all in one place!
For a night out on the town we love The Rack House Pub in RINO. They have amazing food and are the home of Bierstadt Lager Brewery & C Squared Ciders.
What is your goal for retirement?
My retirement goal would be to travel the world with my incredible husband.
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company?
Do something you are very passionate about. Start small, then grow slow and steady. Relationships are the most important thing in business so be kind to everyone.
Any final comments?
If you want it, work for it.
BuxieJo Bags is graciously giving away one handcrafted Branded Cowhide Cuff!
Handcrafted, Branded Cowhide Cuff
I am officially in love with BuxieJo Bags in Denver, Colorado!
Kerrin Pogozelski is the owner and designer of these amazing handmade, leather goods.
Using unique, old world leather crafting techniques, each item has it's own quirky personality and is truly a piece of art.
Recently, Kerrin and I met over coffee and she showed me some of her work. I am now the proud owner of a perfect Brauch Bag and a Branded Cowhide Cuff Bracelet!
Kerrin started creating these cuffs using individual words that inspire her and make her smile! I just love the meaning behind each of these cuffs!
The Brauch Bag
To enter to win one of these gorgeous Cuff Bracelets, comment below with what your favorite positive affirmation is and click on the Rafflecopter entry below!
You can find out more about BuxieJo Bags by visiting http://www.buxiejobags.com and following them on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/buxiejobags
What a fun and busy week! Christi is my BEST girlfriend from high school and she celebrated her Birthday this weekend! We both had the day off on Friday, January 27th and wanted to have a fun 'Girls Day' to celebrate her! We started off by going to Black Eye Coffee in CapHill (800 Sherman Street) to grab a breakfast sandwich and some tasty drinks! It is so cute on the inside and very cozy. The food and tea was fantastic!
Next, we went to The Source (3350 Brighton Blvd) to see...everything! They have 2 awesome restaurants, Crooked Stave brewery, a butcher, florist, bakery, novelty/jewelry/art shop, liquor store and a coffee shop called BoxCar. They introduced me to my new obsession. A Peppermint Tea Latte with steamed almond milk and just enough simple syrup to make it taste like magic.
I had the pleasure of meeting Robert (General Manager) and Will (our fantastic server) at the new Blue Agave Grill in Denver. They are on 16th Street Mall, (right next to The Cheesecake Factory) and boy were we in for a treat!
Christi and I wanted to try something new for her celebratory lunch and we chose wisely. The restaurant has a great layout with a fun and welcoming environment.
The entire menu is incredible, so we asked Will what his favorites were! He helped us choose the Black and White Nachos as our appetizer.
Christi chose Southwest Pork Medallions and I ordered the Tacos En Fuego.
They have an amazing selection of fun margaritas for only $2.50! Just the right size to enjoy during lunch! This was the Spicy Cucumber Margarita. We also tried the Muy Macho Jalapeno Margarita! YUM!
These aren't your normal pile of nachos. Every chip is covered with Shrimp & Lobster, Chipotle Cream, Black Beans, Monterey Jack, Asadero Cheese, Corn Pico De Gallo & Guacamole in the middle. They flavor combinations and creamy texture with a bit of bite from the shrimp was perfect. It was hard to stop eating them to save room for our actual entree!
While we were enjoying our appetizer, I smelled something incredible as another server walked past us with some dishes. I asked Will what it was! I was originally going to order the Coconut Shrimp Tacos (If you know me, you know I LOVE TACOS!)
Will said it was the Tacos En Fuego! These guys pour a shot of Tequila over the super hot cast iron skillet and light it on fire! EN FUEGO! So fun! The Tequila-Fired Tableside was so cool to see!
The Marinated Skirt Steak is perfectly charbroiled with Onion, Bell Pepper (I opted out of the peppers and added grilled pineapple) topped with Corn Salsa! The tacos are served with Serrano Avocado Salsa, Flour Tortillas, Cilantro Rice and Black Beans. Those little grilled onions and pineapple bits are flavor crystals that made these irresistible! I want to eat them all over again right now!
And then... there is DESSERT. What is a Girls-Day-Out-Birthday-Lunch-fest without the desserts, right?!
I don't really know what to say about these, other than you MUST visit the Blue Agave Grill on 16th and Lawrence to eat these yourself. These were the perfect ending to a perfect meal.
The top photo is their award winning Toasted Coconut Blonde Brownies served warm with Pecans, Toasted Coconut, Caramel Rum Glaze and topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. The glaze that surrounds this mound of warm coconut goodness is almost like a crust that you have to crack to get to the hidden treasure inside. This dessert is now one of my top favorites in Denver and I cannot wait to go back and enjoy it again!
The second dessert is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake. This is gluten free folks (TONS of amazing GF options on their entire menu, BTW). This chocolate ganache covered delight is made from scratch by Becca's Gourmet in Wellington! Another reason to love and support this locally, family owned restaurant! They source locally which is so great! Inside of that chocolate coating is a Chocolate Sponge Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mousse sitting on top. How can you say no to anything with chocolate and peanut butter?
n We had such a great time at Blue Agave Grill and I am so happy to know there is another great restaurant on the popular 16th Street Mall in Denver! Thank you so much to Blue Agave Grill, Robert and Will for the hospitality and making this Girls Day Out a success!
You can find Blue Agave Grill at:
1201 16th St #104, Denver, CO 80202
Denver! So busy, full of life and hundreds of things to do every weekend! The Denver Metro Area is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and people cannot wait to move here.
Being a Native, I often take the wonderment of this state for granted! Recently, I was with a group of friends at Dry Dock Brewing Co (15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014) and we were talking about all of the things that someone MUST do in our region! Here are some things we came up with.
1. Red Rocks Amphitheater (918300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465)
This area is not only the place to be for any concert you could possibly catch, but they also host tons of other events. Anything from Yoga, Easter Sunrise Service, a summertime favorite for Film on the Rocks (when the sun sets, they feature fun classic movies like the Goonies, Beetlejuice, The Big Lebowski and Deadpool).
2. Casa Bonita (Lamar Station Plaza, 6715 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214)
Known for their cliff divers, giant gorilla on the loose and Black Bart's Cave, this is a great place to go with friends or family. If you were a kid in the 80's or 90's, you likely had your birthday party here. Just raise that little red flag for more sopapillas, please!
3. Have a Sunday Funday at Lakeside Amusement Park. (4601 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212)
This historical amusement park has been open since 1908. Originally named White City, it was opened and spearheaded by prominent Denver brewer Adolph Zang.
My Uncle Mark worked here when I was a kid and I remember going on dozens on rides and coming home with my arms full of stuffed animals. Check out the Wild Chipmunk ride!
4) Profess your love for Green Chile!
Just about every restaurant has a signature Green Chile that they will smother your favorite dish with! Hip RiNo restaurants, staple hole-in-the-walls scattered throughout Denver and specialty small batch businesses!
Our favorite is Ele's Sooo Good Green Chile based in Centennial, CO. It is quite possibly the best Green Chile sauce around and everyone in Colorado thinks so. The owner, Eleen, won 2 first place awards at the Colorado Chile Festival. Try it for yourself - www.ElesSoooGood.com
5) First Friday Art Walk (Santa Fe Dr and 10th Ave - ish)
On the First Friday evening, every month, the dozens of eclectic galleries open their doors for all to visit. From fine art to large artist co-ops, you can meet and greet with local artists and purchase one of their pieces to hang and call your own. This is a definite must-do for me every year. The block parties are so fun on a warm summer evening with food trucks, music and street buskers galore. The people watching is sometimes just as entertaining!
6) Take a stroll around Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202)
Union Station is sort of like Denver's living room. Recently renovated, this is a 100 year old historical landmark that visitors and locals all adore. You can walk around in the train station, eat at any of the surrounding amazing restaurants or grab an ice cream treat at MilkBox Ice Creamery. With tons of patios, a lit up fountain and the busy energy of the area... this is a super fun area to check out.
What are some of your favorite places to see/visit in the Denver area?
What does your Denver Bucket List look like?
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Happy New Year! It is officially 2017 and I am trying to wrap my head around how the Y2K scare was 17 years ago! I posed a question on my Facebook page asking where they were the night that we changed from 1999 to 2000. There were some funny answers, including some of my friends parents confessing that they filled bathtubs up with water! I think that was the first "viral" hype we encountered in the beginning of what would eventually become a social media and technology driven society.
Here we are 17 years later on a thriving social media and communication platform, everyone consumed by viral stories (Hello... Mariah Carey) and hundeds of new outlets to share our lives, favroite cat videos, keeping in touch with far away friends & family, and sharing breaking news!
It is fascinating to me how things have evolved.
With that said, at the beginning of each new year, we see so many New Years Resolutions and self made promises to have a fresh start! This year, I feel like so many people are focusing on bigger goals, getting back on track and not worrying about the "New Year, New You" facade.
I can personally attest to that mindset too!
I have HUGE goals that I want to achieve, but they aren't any different than what I had set out for myself in 2016. I just need to work harder to hit them.
However, the "New Year, New You" clean slate is just that... a clean slate. 2016 was a rough year for a lot of people and that is all now in the past. I think we are all excited to welcome 2017 and see what is has in store!
What are you excited to do in the New Year?
In just a few short weeks, we will all have to get used to writing and typing 2017. That is something that always takes me awhile to get used to each year! I recently put a post out in the world of social media and asked everyone what their favorite thing about the Holidays was. So many people said that they loved spending time with friends and family, a lot of people said the fun and food was their fav and even more people said that the gift of giving was what filled their hearts!
I have to agree! I absolutely love giving gifts. At any time of the year and for any reason. Not to mention, I am a bit of a "shopaholic", but we can talk about that later.
On December first, we hosted our monthly Ladies Night Out event and showcased some amazing businesses that were so friendly and fun to shop with! I scored some awesome goodies from them, not to mention some pretty sweet stuff in the Swag Bags!
Here are the businesses who joined us and why I think they are amazing!
LuLaRoe Jed and Steph Dixon
Stephanie Dixon is such an amazing role model and business owner. She has an amazing story that includes her husband, 2 kiddos and 2 cute pups! Steph has overcome all odds, including cancer, and now runs her LuLaRoe business online and out of her home. Her basement has been converted to a cozy clothing boutique full of the most comfortable and flattering clothes out there. LuLaRoe has something for any size woman, from leggings to dresses and cardigans to comfortable baseball style tee's. I am a self-proclaimed addict and will never admit to the amount of leggings I own. If you would like to learn more about LuLaRoe, join Steph's group (and her hubby Jed!) on Facebook!
Ok... is this not the cutest picture ever?? That dog is the real life Scooby Doo! I love it! The lovely Donna Grossman is the owner and creator of this super fun line of Furry Friend Fashion. She handcrafts Dog & Cat collars in the foothills of our beautiful Rocky Mountains. She had so many different patterns, prints and colors + all varieties of sizes! If you are a proud pet owner and are looking to score something cute to put in their stocking, look no further!
You can contact Donna by visiting the website, www.puptrend.com
Amanda's Usborne Book Shop
Amanda's Book Shop has been at the last few Ladies Night Out events and she has books flying of the shelf! These are the best books that are the most exciting, engaging, educational, high-quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated, that kids L-O-V-E to read! Books for children of all ages. Visit Amanda's website to discover fiction and non-fiction, award-winning titles that will stir the imagination and make children say, "Read it again, please!" What a fun gift for the Holidays, baby shower, birthday party or graduation! Shop with Amanda here: www.amandalovesbooks.com
Jean Pool Boutique
Karen Bohland owns this super fun clothing boutique located inside of Unlisted Artisian Market at 8262 S University Blvd Suite 120, Centennial, CO 80122. Karen's unique sense of style and fun, comfortable wears have been a fan fav for the last few months at our events! I personally bought the Baby it's Cold Outside shirt in the photo above. It is so soft and comfortable! She has some of the most stunning faux fur vests and fun tops! I always have people asking me if she is coming back each month! Make sure to visit Karen's boutique inside of Unlisted (countyline and broadway) or find us at the January Ladies Night Out event!
Younique-Wanderlust Beauty Barn with Kenzie
Have you heard of Younique? They have such a fun line of cosmetics including some of the most amazing mascara out there! I love the deep pigments of the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders and the Moodstruck 3D fiber lashes! Kenzie Cunningham has an awesome website and facebook page to help you find the best picks for your needs! She is sweet and always willing to help you make the right buys! Visit her website here: www.WanderlustBeautyBarn.com/
LipSense - Senegence
If you haven't tried LipSense yet... You are missing out! I am obsessed with it (enough to join their team as well!) and am a walking billboard for this brand! You apply 3 layers of this lead and wax free lip color and after it dries, you apply the most amazingly moisturizing and soft gloss that you will ever use. Talk about soft and supple lips. Here you go! Karin Griffis can hook you up! Join her group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWAKSealedwithaKiss
Chloe & Isabel Jewelry
Lisa Haas, with Chloe + Isabel, had a gorgeous set up for our event! This jewelry is glamorous and affordable for everyone! I snagged some awesome earrings that have a really unique back to them. The back of the earring looks like solid, downward shooting stars...so when you plug it into the back of your ear, you have the stone up front and the design in the back! So cool! They have chokers, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, etc. So much fun to play with all of the designs! Lisa will help style you anytime. Find your new favorite piece of jewelry here: www.lisasciboutique.com
Using the latest sexual health education, the best in must-have beauty products, and the hottest bedroom accessories, Tori Nicole can help you find something that you may be missing! Tori displays a high level of professionalism and discretion while helping you find something she has that you might need. This business is so fun to have for a girls night in with friends, a bachelorette or bridal party or a private one-on-one shopping experience! Contact Tori Nicole and shop her website here: https://www.pureromance.com/ToriNicole
All of these ladies were so much fun to hang and shop with! Please contact them for any needs you may have! Keep your eyes peeled for our January Ladies Night Out Event - January 14th at Bar Louie in DTC!
Hi There! I am Leah Ryan, Lead Publisher and Social Media + Event Coordinator for Housewives in the City here in Denver, Colorado! I have lived in Colorado my entire life, born and raised. My family has some deep Colorado roots and I am fascinated with anything related to Colorado History!
I love to spend time with my boyfriend, cook, read, use my creativity in every aspect possible and if there is a puppy around... that is where my attention will be! Please come introduce yourself to me if you see me out and about and especially at one of our monthly Ladies Night Out events! XOXO - Leah