Find this dress and others with vibrant patterns on Zuri's online shop, $145. Courtesy of Zuri
Behold the impossible: A dress that can be worn at nearly every occasion, short, maybe, of sauntering down the aisle. Nairobi-based Zuri’s lone offering is long enough to be fancy, adaptable to most weather, and plenty comfortable (it’s 100 percent cotton), making it the perfect packable spring-...
From left: Shinesty’s Jens Nicolaysen, Allie Thielens, Chris White, Michelle Frey-Tarbox, and Drew Wyman. Courtesy of Paul Laiken/Daily Camera
Some might consider it strange to base a reality show on Shinesty, a Boulder company that sells novelty clothing (everything from the Notorious V.I.P. Ugly Christmas Sweater Vests to the Trouser Snake Boa Boxer Briefs). Others might even call it bad business. Then again, the 2013 premier of Duck...
Become a literary locavore. Illustration by Amanda Croy
You already take pride in your Colorado-brewed IPAs and your made-in-Denver Winter Session bags. Extend that regional loyalty to your nightstand with a selection from Hometown Reads. Launched in March 2016, the website makes it easier to find books by local authors. Recommended texts range from...
Most kids like to touch the images in picture books. Jessica Lanan preferred to draw her own. At age 10 or so, she began copying fantastical creatures out of classics such as Saint George and the Dragon and Where the Wild Things Are. Now the 32-year-old Longmont native has turned her childhood...
Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of Tennis will perform at the Bluebird Theater on March 4. Photo by Luca Venter
One of the drawbacks to marriage can be a lack of privacy. Then again, if you’re Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore—the husband-and-wife team behind Denver indie-rock band Tennis—sometimes snooping unearths the backbone of your next record. While rooting around in an old computer file, Riley stumbled...
The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships at Vail. Photograph courtesy of Vail Resorts.
Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival
February 8 to 12
Don’t miss: Learn to ski jump over meters of snow in a (relatively) safe environment at Howelsen Hill on February 10, when experts from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club teach skiers how to soar.
Sleep: Less than 18 miles north of...
From left: Image courtesy of James Q. Martin; Image courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company
No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon
By Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy (Thomas Dunne Books)
Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, tackles a new challenge: paddling a one-man kayak down all 277 miles of the Colorado River that course through the...
Set in Denver, two local novelists are bringing the detective genre to a higher elevation. Illustration by Lindsey Spinks.
Ever since the first trouble-seeking dame stepped onto the pages of Raymond Chandler’s novels in the 1930s and ’40s, Los Angeles has been the epicenter of noir. But two local novelists recently took on the task of weaving Denver into their ever-twisting plot lines. JoAnn Chaney’s first book, ...