Spring is blooming in the West Washington Park neighborhood. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
This petite neighborhood is considered one of Denver’s most livable spaces. The area has a bubble effect—it sits barely south of Baker’s booming ‘hood and South Broadway dives, west of the ever-busy Washington Park, and walking distance to South Pearl Street, but maintains the air of...
April 14 2015, 12:30 PM
—Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens
As we head toward Mother’s Day—the unofficial start of Colorado’s gardening season—our empty dirt beds are just begging to be filled with baby herbs, veggies, and flowers. The neighborhood garden shop has starters in stock, of course, but heading to a pop-up plant sale often means discovering...
April 14 2015, 11:00 AM
Hostel Fish's huge skylight will be a focal point in the design of the "poshtel," which is set to open downtown in July.
—Photos courtesy of Chad Fish
The historic Airedale building at 20th and Lawrence (pictured at right) has been a lot of things in its century-plus lifetime—a hotel and saloon, a brothel, and an adult bookstore and peep show. Most recently, it has sat empty and condemned. But next week, the first level is due to open to the...
April 9 2015, 9:00 AM
Inside Grasshaven's brick-and-mortar store in Boulder
Go For: All your glamping needs, from pop-up tents and foldable grills to decorative (plastic) dishware and glow-in-the-dark bocce balls. A stylish camping store for the anti-backpacker, Grasshaven Outdoor caters to women without alienating men.
April 6 2015, 11:45 AM
Forced bulbs (try tulips or daffodils) are one of just a few plant varieties you can safely put into the ground in Colorado during early spring. —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Now that it’s officially spring, the sunny weekends have us itching to dig holes and start planting. Not so fast, warns Trela Phelps, general manager of longtime Denver favorite City Floral Gardening Center (near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Monaco Parkway). Given Colorado’s...
March 23 2015, 1:30 PM
One of Maximus Extreme Living Solutions' model tiny homes; the Utah-based company will bring three to this weekend's Denver Home Show.
—Courtesy of Maximus Extreme Living Solutions
When the Denver Home Show rolls into the National Western Complex this weekend (March 20 to 22), one of its biggest draws will be actually quite small.
Plan to visit the Tiny Home Village, which highlights one of the home-building industry’s latest trends—small residences designed for...
March 18 2015, 10:00 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: UPTOWN
Denver’s newly designated Uptown neighborhood (the city dubs it North Capitol Hill) is a mishmash of old and new, characterized by longtime Denver standbys, brick rowhouses, picturesque places of worship, as well as trendy eateries, upscale condos, and patios a-plenty. A...
March 10 2015, 2:00 PM
The exterior of ReZENed, a small store for hardened collectors of vintage goods and casual buyers alike.
Neighborhood: City Park
Go For: Previously loved home goods—from couches to vintage bottle openers. The store also stocks new items that make perfect gifts, like $27 Traviata candles, which burn for 80 hours, or the hand-knitted headbands manager Alanna Fernandez makes herself. Manager...
March 2 2015, 4:00 PM