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Denver Restaurant Week!
Posted on February 19
Finally, the two weeks Denver foodies have been waiting for all year is here! VISIT DENVER'S, Denver Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend with an impressive selection of the area's best cuisine. In honor of our mile-high city, participating restaurants will be offering a multiple course menu for two for $52.80, or $26.40 for one (not including tax and gratuity). Click here for a full list of participating Cherry Creek North restaurants. Don't wait, make your reservations NOW!
Spend New Year’s Eve in Cherry Creek North!
Posted on December 27
We survived 2012! Apparently the Mayan’s had it all wrong. What are you going to do to ring in this extra-special New Year? For all you fabulous party animals, Cherry Creek North’s only DJ and dance floor, Cherry, is having a New Year’s Eve event that will help welcome 2013 with a bang. Admission is $35 for individuals and $50 for couples. They are also offering three different packages including dessert, champagne toast, bottle service that will make the night even more memorable. For a slightly more mellow night, NoRTH is featuring a New Year’s Eve three-course, prefixed menu for $40 per person. With your choice of seven different starters, five main courses, and three desserts this will be the perfect last meal of 2012. If you want a combination of dining and partying on NYE then Second Home Kitchen and Bar is the perfect choice! They will be serving dinner from 5-11pm with four new menu additions. After dinner you can dance 2012 away to DJ Chris House. They will be serving throwback cocktail specials and a champagne toast at midnight! No matter your style Cherry Creek North is the perfect place for you to start 2013 right!
Why cook on Christmas when you have Cherry Creek North?
Posted on December 21
Don’t want to cook on Christmas? No problem! Both Second Home Kitchen and Bar and Opus & Aria have Christmas Day dining specials. Second Home is serving both brunch and dinner. Brunch starts at 7am and ends at 3pm, then a Prime Rib Dinner will begin at 4pm. Bring your kids (8 years old and under) to brunch in their PJ’s and they will eat for free! Also, holiday movies and cookie decorating with Second Home’s “little helpers” will keep the kids entertained as you relax and enjoy Christmas Morning Brunch. Second Home is also helping to make sure all kids receive presents this Christmas. Bring in a new children’s toy in its original packaging this week and Santa will personally deliver it to the Salvation Army on Christmas Day. Opus & Aria is serving a three-course preset dinner from 12-5pm for $55 per adult and $25 per child. They have three reservation time options: 12:00, 3:00, and 5:00 pm. The dinner includes your choice of a starter, main course, and a dessert. Make reservations today by calling 303-355-5853. Happy stress-free Holidays everyone!
Holiday Fun in Cherry Creek North!
Posted on December 7
The Holiday season is in full swing here in Cherry Creek North! There are all kinds of fun holiday events and specials happening in many of our shops and restaurants. Be sure to check out the full list of Cherry Creek North events and specials often, as news things are constantly being added. Also, to make your shopping and dinning even more convenient this holiday season, take advantage of our complimentary valet on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Details here. Happy Holidays!
Give the Gift of Dance with Cherry Creek Dance and the 7dancers
Posted on November 29
7dancers, Cherry Creek Dance’s nonprofit professional dance company will be a part of Colorado Gives Day on December 4th. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank in which Colorado residents can “give where you live” by making online donations to hundreds of local charities. All the money raised will be put towards expansion of educational outreach opportunities for the children of Colorado. Cherry Creek Dance and 7dancers would like to share dance with children who have been deprived of the arts due to budget cuts and underfunded schools by offing programs for students of all ages in the metro area. Arts education has been proven to improve motivation, confidence, cognitive ability, teamwork and many other valuable skills among children. Log onto GivingFirst.org on Tuesday, December 4th to donate to 7dancers and help give the gift of dance to the children of Denver.
“The Sights and Sounds of Cherry Creek North” wrap up of Denver Arts Week!
Posted on November 6
Denver Arts Week will be wrapping up here, in Cherry Creek North with “The Sights and Sounds of Cherry Creek North.” On Saturday, November 10th from 10:00am-6:00pm, nearly twenty galleries and boutiques will have art-related activities going on in their stores, including exhibits, educational sessions, music, and a silent auction where all proceeds will benefit the Cherry Creek Arts Festival’s year-round art education programs! Along with all the great art-related activities, many stores are also having special deals at the $52.80 price point in honor of this City-wide celebration of all things art. Eleven of the stores have also donated a piece of art ranging in price from $98 to $1,600 that will be put up for silent auction during the festivities! As mentioned above, all proceeds from these items will benefit the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Come down this Saturday to join in on all the artsy fun and bring out your creative spirit!
True Food Kitchen opens in Cherry Creek North!
Posted on October 25
Another member of the Fox Restaurant Group family has landed in Cherry Creek North. On Monday, October 29th, True Food Kitchen will open the doors of their newest location, and first in Colorado, on the corner of 2nd and Detroit. This health- inspired menu is sure to satisfy your palate and your body. Dr Andrew Weil’s based his creations off an anti-inflammatory diet that will make you feel better and live longer. Using super foods such as kale and quinoa, he combines flavor with nutrition for brunch, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. We are so excited to welcome this innovative and delicious restaurant into the neighborhood! They will definitely feel at home here in Colorado, the most health-conscious state in America.
Reading with the Mayor!
Posted on October 17
Mayor Hancock will be visiting Cherry Creek North this weekend! On Saturday, October 20, the Mayor will be at Little Feet doing Story Time Reading to benefit First-Book. The event wil begin with complimentary coffee and pastries at Enstrom at 8:30am, followed by story time at Little Feet at 9:00am. So come on down, bring the kiddos, and joing teh Mayor as we celebrate the importance of reading! Enstrom and Little Feet are located at 201 University Blvd, Denver, CO 80206 in Cherry Creek North.
There are some big men on campus!
Posted on October 2
They have arrived! It is official, Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have landed in Denver and are ready to go head- to- head in tomorrow’s debate. Our neighbor, The University of Denver, has the honor of hosting this momentous event right on their campus. The campus has been primped and polished for the two most influential men in America. Do you think they’ll notice the perfectly manicured lawn and lush flower beds? The security is in place and barricades have been set to block out all the students and passerby. Since you won’t be able to get anywhere near DU, how about watching the debate here in Cherry Creek North? If you are a member of the press and have a Cherry Creek North Debate Savings Passport you have a ton of great deals here in the neighborhood! Twelve of our merchants including Coquette Boutique, earls Kitchen & Bar, Garbarini, ILONA, Kazoo & Company Toys, Lands’ End, SOL Lingerie, Sugarlicious, The Blues Jean Bar, The Hawt Dog & Sausage, The Mangelsen Images of Nature, and Avanti Skin Center of Denver all have press specials in light of the debate! Don’t miss out on all these great deals if you’re a member of press, if not, come join us at Cherry Creek North while we celebrate the red, white, and blue.
Thread Stories by Goodwill
Posted on September 5
The “Thread Story” below is one of the many stories about people that Goodwill programs have helped outfit for success. By shopping at, donating to, and volunteering with Goodwill you can help change a person’s life. These programs by Goodwill dress individuals in appropriate clothing for interviews and jobs that they normally could not afford. We are so honored to be partnered with this incredible organization for the fashion show tomorrow! As their mission statement explains, “Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.” This thread story proves that Goodwill has achieved, and will continue to achieve this mission through their dedication to the community and people within it.
Styling the Show!
Posted on September 4
Our wonderful clothing boutiques won’t be the only Cherry Creek North businesses featured in the fashion show on September 6! Seven of our salons will be paired up with the various boutiques to style each model’s hair so they are runway ready! The artists from Planet Laborites have teamed up with SOL… Store of Lingerie to create hairstyles to match the sexy attire. Phoebe Therese will be styling models with flirty, cocktail-ready, hair to match Alicia the Boutique’s feminine style. The perfect blow out by SOCO Salon & Spa will complete Garbarini’s tailored and chic look. Blow Dry Lounge will be doing ladies AND men’s hair in clean styles to accompany Lawrence Covell’s preppy attire. Eccentricity has a super edgy collection that will be perfected by the artistic team of Antoine du Chez. Mikael Padilla Salon will be recreating the glamorous looks of the 1960’s with a modern twist for Mariel and Marks-Lloyds Furs. Finally, Salon Utopia will be styling the beautiful and, romantic, bridal looks for Felice Bridal, but with an unexpected twist. We are so excited to see the works of these talented artists when their creations grace the runway next week. Hope you all are there to join us! Buy your tickets here – they’re going fast!
The Fashionable Strut down Fillmore
Posted on August 28
Don’t miss our spectacular runway show on Fillmore Plaza as part of our fashion festivities on the evening of September 6th! Tickets are limited so be sure to buy your tickets soon! The 88 foot runway will be set up along Fillmore Plaza starting at First Ave and ending under the Cherry Creek North “ring.” Eight boutiques will be featured in the show along with fine jewelry by Oster Jewelers, and a children’s portion featuring Little Me’s and Little Feet.
The boutiques featured in the show will showcase an incredible selection of designers they have in their stores. Designers include, Aubade, Eliane et Lena, Ellie Tahari, Ivan Grundahl, Jason Wu, Jil Sander, Josie Natori Couture, Lise Charmel, Luciano Barbera, Marie Jo, Natori, Nicole Miller, Paul & Joe, Paul Smith, Rachel Zoe, Rag & Bone, Romona Keveza, Sarah Pacini, Stop Staring, The Row, Tibi, Trina Turk, Twent 8 Twelve, Zac Posen, Zandra Rhodes, and Zuki.
Our gorgeous models from the Donna Baldwin Agency will have their hair dressed to perfection by Cherry Creek North Salons in styles accentuating the fashion. KOSI 101.1 morning show personality and host of Colorado & Company on KUSA, Denise Plante will be adding her contagious energy to the evening by being our Emcee for the fashion show. With the help of stylist Dahlia Weinstein and production by Charlie Price, the show is sure to knock your oh-so-stylish socks off.
Success Silhouettes in Cherry Creek North!
Posted on August 25
Have you noticed the life-size blue silhouettes standing around the neighborhood lately? These are Goodwill Industries of Denver’s “Success Silhouettes.” They represent the tremendous stories of six individuals that have been greatly impacted by the phenomenal work that Goodwill has done in our community. Each Silhouette has a quote from an individual about how Goodwill has helped them to succeed by providing them with business appropriate clothing for interviews and work. We are so proud to partner with them for A Night of Fashion on September 6 in order to help raise awareness of their incredible programs.
The Fabulous Merchants of A Night of Fashion!
Posted on August 23
We are so lucky to have such incredible boutiques here in Cherry Creek North. The styles the stores have picked out for the fashion show on September 6 are truly incredible and will look magnificent on the 88 foot runway! The stores participating in the show are Alicia the Boutique, Eccentricity, Felice Bridal, Garbarini, Lawrence Covell, Mariel, SOL...Store of Lingerie, and Marks Lloyd Furs. Oster Jewelers will be completing the looks with some of their stunning jewelry. Denise Plante, the KOSI 101.1 morning personality of the Murphy & Denise show and host of Colorado & Company on KUSA, will be our fabulous Fashion Show Emcee and will kick off the show for us that evening. The show itself will feature several boutiques that will each walk the runway showcasing their fall and winter looks that can be found in stores this September! Before these fantastic stores debut their fall looks on the runway, Little Me’s and Little Feet will be showing off their fall fashion for the kids in an opening segment during the VIP Cocktail Party! This night will be truly outstanding and an incredible opportunity to showcase, and celebrate, the fashions of Cherry Creek North.
A Night of Fashion in Cherry Creek North!
Posted on August 21
For the first time ever, Cherry Creek North is kicking off Fashion Week in a big way! The evening of Thursday, September 6, will be dedicated to fashion in Cherry Creek North. Starting at 6:00pm nearly 40 stores throughout the neighborhood will be hosting in-store events such as mini fashion shows, complimentary services, giveaways, and much more! At 9:00pm there will be a fashion show on Fillmore Plaza featuring 11 Cherry Creek North boutiques and several of our salons. On an 88 foot runway models will be showing off the latest fall and winter trends available in stores this September! The event benefits Goodwill Industries of Denver’s programs that outfit individuals for success. The entire event is free and open to everyone; however there will be a limited number of VIP tickets for sale for the fashion show. We cannot be more excited for this incredible event to take place in Cherry Creek North. Be on the lookout over the next few weeks for more details!
Another Successful Food & Wine!
Posted on August 14
Saturday marked another awesome year for the Annual Cherry Creek Food & Wine! With 21 of Cherry Creek North’s top food and beverage establishments participating, the evening was truly a culinary masterpiece. Despite the brief monsoon, attendees and merchants had an awesome time eating food, drinking wine, and listening to band ATOMGA. The sold-out event once again proved to be a spectacular celebration of all the wonderful merchants in Cherry Creek North. Of the 21 participants, three stood out above the rest! A panel of judges including 5280’s Denver’s Magazine Deputy Editor Geoff Van Dyke and Food Editor Amanda Faison, Visit Denver’s VP of Tourism Jayne Buck, and the “Cherry Creek North Blog Guy” Ricardo Barrera chose Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar for “Best in Show” and Cuppy Cakes of Cherry Creek for “Best Display Presentation.” Hillstone Restaurant’s ribs were a crowd pleaser throughout the evening and won People’s Choice for “Top Taste.” Every restaurant could have been given an award for their delicious contribution to the event. Thank you again to all the participants and those who came to enjoy this Cherry Creek North feast!
Ice Cream Social with Councilwoman Jeanne Robb!
Posted on August 9
Looking for some family fun this weekend? Join Councilwoman Jeanne Robb on Fillmore Plaza for an ice cream social on Sunday! From 11:00am-3:00pm there will be ice cream, sprinkles, and other delicious ice cream toppings! In addition, the Denver Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Denver will be providing fun activities for the kids. Enjoy one of the last weekends of summer before the kids go back to school at Cherry Creek North!
Final Countdown to Food and Wine!
Posted on August 8
The final countdown has now begun for the 4th Annual Food and Wine! We’re just three days away from delicious food, great drinks, and live entertainment! This year 5280 Magazine is not only providing their special summer six pack, featuring six of Colorado Breweries’ best summer beers, but they are also holding a ticket give away! You can enter this awesome sweepstakes on Facebook. The lucky winner will receive to free tickets to the festival, a value of $100! Don’t wait any longer, enter now or click here to buy tickets of your own! You don’t want to miss out on tasting food from 23 different Cherry Creek North restaurants, live music by band ATOMGA, or the incredible selection of wine, spirits, and beer!
23 Fabulous Restaurants at this year’s Food & Wine!
Posted on July 27
We are now in the final countdown until the 4th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine! The event will take place on Saturday, August 11 from 6:00-10:00pm on Fillmore plaza and will feature 23 Cherry Creek North food and beverage establishments. Restaurants participating this year include Abrusci’a Italian Eatery, Aria, Bombay Clay Oven, Continental Deli, Cucina Colore, Cuppy Cakes, Earls, Hapa, Hillstone, La Merise French Cuisine, Mad Greens, Margs Taco Bistro, Mici Handcrafted Italian, NoRTH, Pasquini’s, Second Home, So Perfect Eats, and Whole Foods Market! With this extensive list of fabulous restaurants we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s event! Tickets are on sale now until the day before the event so hurry and get yours. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this incredible dining experience!
Opening Reception of “Native Spirits” at Caribou Art Gallery
Posted on July 24
This Thursday, July 26, Caribou Art Gallery is having a reception for their new exhibit: Native Spirit, a Tribute to Native Cultures of the West. The artist’s, Timothy Lynch and Julianne Miller, will be in attendance to explain their artwork and expression of the Native American culture. Julianne uses radiant pastels to convey the Plains Indian’s life at camp sites, where as Timothy uses watercolors to create colorful and spirited images. Both artists demonstrate a deep awareness and understanding of this culture in their own unique fashion. Stop by Caribou this Thursday from 5:00-8:00pm to meet these artists and see their magnificent works of art while enjoying refreshments from the old fashioned soda bar!
The 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale is here!
Posted on July 17
The time has come! This Thursday, July 19 kicks off the 42nd Annual Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale. The sales begins on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and runs regular business hours until Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to snag the hottest summer fashions for jaw-dropping prices. Nearly 80 different Cherry Creek North businesses, marked by red balloons, will be participating in this yearly neighborhood event. Make sure to stop by to get great deals on clothing, jewelry, art, accessories, home furnishing, sporting equipment, gifts, and more. Click here for a full list of participating stores, as well as a map. See you this weekend with shopping bags in hand!
Moonlight Classic in Cherry Creek North
Posted on July 12
This Saturday marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual InnovAge Moonlight Classic presented by Kaiser Permanente. This late night bike ride takes place on Saturday, July 14 from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and benefits the InnovAge Foundation. InnovAge Foundation helps ageing individuals live independently in their own homes and communities. This non-competitive ride is 10 miles long beginning at the Colorado State Capitol and continues through Cherry Creek North along Steele Street. There will be a station set up on Fillmore Plaza providing water, snacks, and first-aid to riders. The first riders are expected to arrive in Cherry Creek north around 10:45 p.m. and the last will come through around 1:00 a.m. Come out and support the riders, or if you would like to participate in this event the deadline is tonight at 11:59 p.m. so hurry and click here for details on how to register!
Cherry Creek Arts Festival!
Posted on July 5
Continue your Fourth of July celebration this weekend by attending the Cherry Creek Arts Festival on the 6th, 7th, and 8th. The festival is located between 2nd and 3rd Avenues stretching six blocks from Clayton to Steele Streets. This award-winning (and free!) event is enjoyed by over 350,000 visitors and gives attendees the chance to experience visual, culinary, and performing arts. There will be live music, samplings of fine cuisine, and meet and greets with international visual artists. On Friday and Saturday nights there will be music at the beer garden from 8:00 to 10:00pm. Stop by this weekend for all these fun and family friendly ‘ARTivities!’ Additionally, 365 members will have access to great discounts around the neighborhood including 20% off at Eccentricity, $10 off ½ hour massage at SoCo Salon & Spa, 25% off any toy at Two Pals & A Pup and many more!
The Perfect 4th of July Picnic!
Posted on July 2
What are you planning on making for your Fourth of July BBQ? Whole Foods not only has the ingredients for a perfect picnic, but the recipes as well! How about starting off with chickpea deviled eggs, a watermelon and arugula salad, and green garbanzo guacamole? Grill up peach and chicken kabobs and toss a three bean salad with gouda. Finally, finish it off with summer fruit hand pies and you’re sure to have happy, and full, friends and family watching the fireworks.
Bike to Work Day!
Posted on June 25
This Wednesday is Bike to Work Day. On the website you can map your routes to and from work, locate breakfast and bike home stations along the way, join or create a group ride, find a bike buddy, check out the great prizes you could win, and register a company team. Grab your neighbors and coworkers to help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality by pedaling to work this Wednesday! Additionally, Whole foods has teamed up with Denver B-cycle and will donate 5% of all profits to Denver Bike Sharing. Keep calm and bike on.
Did you know? There are two B-Cycle stations in Cherry Creek North!
Near 299 Milwaukee Street (southwest corner of 3rd/Milwaukee near fountain)
250 Columbine Street (between 2nd/3rd on Columbine across from Post Office)
An American Woman at Cherry Creek North
Posted on June 22
Luster - Fine Gems & Minerals will be celebrating their grand opening this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. American Woman, a life-sized marble sculpture by FRANCISCO Colorado Artists will be on display for the event. The new store is located at 2609 E. 3rd Ave. and features magnificent displays of ancient rock and gemstones. Stop by on Saturday for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings and to view the American Woman.
Welcome Caribou to the neighborhood!
Posted on June 21
This weekend marks the grand opening of Caribou artisan boutique. Caribou showcases Colorado lifestyle and Native American inspired art, artifacts, accessories, glass art and home décor. Today through Saturday, Caribou will be hosting an event to celebrate their store opening. Starting off tonight from 5:00-9:00pm will be a chocolates and champagne party featuring truffles by Cowgirl Chocolates. The grand opening celebration will be on Friday night from 5:00-9:00pm! Wrapping up the weekend on Saturday afternoon, from 1:00-4:00pm printmaker and painter Brian Comber will be at the store along with jewelry artist Cheryl Weber. Stop by Caribou at 3039 East 3rd Avenue this weekend to help us welcome them to Cherry Creek North!
Cherry Creek North’s Signature Summer Events!
Posted on June 20
Mark your calendars everyone because Cherry Creek North has a summer full of events for you! We will be kicking off the fun-filled summer schedule tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, with a sculpture unveiling by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. This will take place from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Steele Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Following the unveiling, there will be activities and special promotions taking place throughout Cherry Creek North galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. July 19-22 will be Cherry Creek North’s 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale featuring nearly one hundred of our merchants. The 4th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine will take place on August 11 from 6:00 to 10:00pm. The festival will be held on Fillmore Plaza and will feature twenty-four of our unique food and beverage establishments. Tickets are on sale now for $50! Wrapping up the summer season on September 6 will be a first time event for Cherry Creek North. We will be celebrating Fashion’s Night Out, which will include a fashion show, in-store events, and much more. This is sure to be an exciting season for Cherry Creek North!
Scented Studio Goes to the Emmys
Posted on June 19
Cherry Creek North's very own Scented Studio custom fragrance company will be making their debut at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills on June 23. They will be launching four new custom fragrance lotions that will be part of the gift bags given to the attendees of the show. That’s right! All the biggest daytime stars will be smoothing their skin with lotions from Cherry Creek North! Scented Studio opened in Cherry Creek North in 2011 by owner Cindy Dassinger. The store now carries nearly 400 different fragrant and essential oils that can be hand-blended to create unique bath, body and home fragrance products. Stop into Scented Studios to create your very own signature sent!
Join us for a night of celebrating the Arts!
Posted on June 18
This Thursday from 5:00-9:00 The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be donating an outdoor sculpture to Cherry Creek North in thanks for all the support we have lent over the past 20 years. The formal dedication will take place from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Steele Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, followed by an evening of celebration! A selection of our best restaurants, galleries, and retailers will be providing food and entertainment after the unveiling. You will be given a passport to help you navigate throughout the night as well as entering you in a chance to win a $100 CCN gift card! Come enjoy this free event and help us celebrate our long-lasting friendship with the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Anticipation
Posted on June 15
The first week of July is always one of our favorite weeks of summer- not just because of the barbeques, fireworks, popsicles, and American pride, but because of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival! This event is the crème de la crop in Denver for art fanatics and street food lovers. If you are anxiously waiting for this year’s Arts Festival, there are a few pre events you can attend before the big weekend. On Thursday June 21st, you are invited to the REVEAL of a brand new sculpture in Cherry Creek North. The sculpture is being created by Bill Starke, a Colorado artist and long time Cherry Creek Arts Festival exhibitor. The new piece will be revealed from 5 – 6:30PM between 2nd and 3rd Ave. on Steele Street! Then on Thursday, July 5th purchase tickets or buy a table at the 9th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival Opening Gala. Proceeds of the Gala benefit Cherry Creek Arts Festival nonprofit mission of year around art education and outreach programs in Denver schools. The night will consist of an art preview, cocktails, along with a stunning culinary dinner experience. Then before you know it on Friday, July 6th through Sunday, July 8th, Cherry Creek North will be filled with artists, music, food, and happy people wandering the streets enjoying the 21st annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival!
Tulips and Tequila
Posted on June 6
Flowers and Margaritas, two of the best parts of warm weather and the summertime! One of our new restaurants Margs Taco Bistro is sponsoring the annual Cherry Creek Garden Tour on Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come stroll the streets of Cherry Creek North to view some of the beautiful residential gardens in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Le Petit Jardin (“little garden” in French) will be showcasing eight gardens along 5th Avenue between Garfield and Milwaukee streets. Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Colorado Homeless Families charitable organization. After the tour, stop by Margs Taco Bistro to enjoy a free cocktail on their patio, courtesy of Coldwell Banker Devonshire.
Snakes Invade CCN!
Posted on June 4
First came pirates, then tromped in some big T-Rex’s, now guess who has slithered their way into the hood? Snakes! Next time you are wandering around look up into the trees and you might notice a big boa constrictor looking back at you. Snakes aren’t really your thing? Don’t worry, we promise they only move at night (just kidding). These big boas decided to show up and hang out for a bit to let everyone know about the new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science called Lizards & Snakes! This new featured exhibit is jam packed with fun activities and things to see. Check out more than 60 different species of live snakes and lizards from all over the world, lift a life size anaconda, participate in a ‘snake hunt’, and pose with Bo the boa constrictor! Whether you love lizards or if snakes make you a little skittish, we promise this exhibit is worth a visit. It is only open until July 8th so reserve your tickets online today!
Posted on May 10
This Friday May 11th, get fit and sweat to support a cause at Pura Vida’s Pur-A-Thlon! Pura Vida is dedicating the hours between 6AM-6PM to Brent’s Place, a nonprofit charity that provides housing and programs for children with life threatening cancer. How can you get involved? Choose between one of Pura Vida’s many work out packages available during the day on Friday and the proceeds from your purchase will go towards the Brent’s Place Foundation. Packages include an individual class, two classes, VIP participant, half day and full day passes. Pura Vida will provide food, beverages, and access to all facilities before and after your class as well as a party that night from 6-8PM to celebrate the 12 hours of fitness and meet some of the children from Brent’s Place! This Friday, yoga, sculpt, cycle, dance, or spa your way to good health and support the children at Brent’s Place while doing so. To register visit www.pur-a-thlon.com.
Here ye Princes and Princesses
Posted on May 8
Have you been waiting for your big moment to shine? Saturday May 12th, Cherry Creek Dance is hosting a special afternoon for all princes, princesses, dogs and frogs to come together in a Princess Parade and Prance. Cherry Creek Dance has called all attendees to arrive in their royal attire at approximately 2PM. Each prince and princess will be given a dance lesson, followed by mini makeovers and face painting from the helpful fairy godmothers all in preparation for the Princess Parade. It will be an afternoon filled with dancing, games, music, and merry making, and Cherry Creek Dance would love for all tiny royals and their families to attend! Please call 303.399.8087 or email your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Thursday May 10th.
Lawrence Covell Hosts Urban Zen
Posted on May 3
This weekend two charitable organizations are coming together to make one great impact on the floors of Lawrence Covell. All day on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th Lawrence Covell will be hosting Urban Zen, a cutting edge clothing line and Foundation established by Donna Karan in 2007. Urban Zen focuses on a range of different initiatives, however each initiative supports one overall cause, the empowerment of children. Lawrence Covell and Urban Zen will be donating a portion of their sales to Breakthrough Kent Denver - a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the educational opportunities for Denver’s children, and to motivate high school and college students to pursue a career in education. Together Lawrence Covell, Urban Zen, and Breakthrough Kent Denver plan to make an impact on children’s empowerment through education this weekend and hope that you will be a part of it! Stop by Lawrence Covell on 225 Steele St. to check out the amazing designs by Urban Zen and shop to support a great cause.
Colorado Shops for Kids
Posted on April 30
What is better than shopping for a cause? Nothing that I can think of! Tomorrow May 1st marks the start of the Colorado Shops for Kids Campaign, an annual event where shopping can help benefit the lives of children in Colorado. All you need to do to participate is log on to your nearest computer and purchase the Colorado Shops for Kids book for $50. This cute little book is full of vouchers that will help you score huge savings at many CCN shops, salons, galleries, and eateries! Save 30% at some of your favorite retailers, indulge in buy one get one free deals at restaurants, and keep your eyes peeled for many other one-of-a-kind offers. The $50 you spend on the book will not only save you money, but it will benefit the Colorado Children’s Campaign. The Colorado Children’s Campaign works on the behalf of more than 1.2 million children in Colorado providing them with affordable health care and the means to a good education, among many other things. So don’t miss your chance to help the lives of our youth by shopping! This much anticipated event runs tomorrow, May 1st through May 14th.
For more information about the Colorado Children’s Campaign visit their website.
To see a full list of participating merchants click here!
Dining Out For Life
Posted on April 25
On April 26th, more than 300 restaurants across the Boulder and Denver metro areas are participating in Dining Out For Life, a special day that benefits Project Angel Heart. Project Angel Heart serves fresh healthy meals made by professional chefs to those who are suffering from a chronic illness such as HIV/AIDS. Every year they serve over 445,000 hot meals, 1,950 of whom live in Colorado. We are ecstatic to announce that this year twelve restaurants in Cherry Creek North are on the list of participants! Eat out for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner at one of these terrific CCN eateries on April 26th and 25% of the sales from your meal will benefit the Project Angel Heart cause.
Happy Birthday to The Artisan Center!
Posted on April 23
One of our favorite places to shop for birthday gifts is celebrating a birthday of their own! Can you guess who it is? The Artisan Center located on 3rd and Detroit has been a Cherry Creek North gem for years. On April 26th they are celebrating their 35th birthday! This special shop filled with trinkets and treasures has been a gathering place for creativity and fun since 1977. There is something for everyone at The Artisan Center from unique jewelry and artwork, eclectic cards, recipe books, funky baby gifts, candles, cozy scarves, and more! On April 26th from 10am -7pm stop in for a day of cupcakes, champagne, and of course a few gifts to celebrate The Artisan Centers 35th birthday.
Happy Anniversary B-Cycle!
Posted on April 18
This week B-Cycle is celebrating their 2 year anniversary! Over the past two years they have given thousands of people the opportunity to swap driving for bike riding by placing B-Cycle stations all over the Denver metro area and various cities across the United States. This convenient bicycle sharing program promotes sustainability, good health, and fun all at the same time! Here in CCN we have two B-Cycle stations where you can borrow or drop off your B-Cycle bicycle for the day. One is located right outside the Cherry Creek North office at 299 Milwaukee St. and the other at 250 Columbine St. across the street from the USPS office. To celebrate their two successful years, B-Cycle is hosting a party at MCA Denver this Sunday, April 22nd from 5-8pm. The museum will be free to the public and the party will include food trucks, live music, beer, and giveaways including a $10 Bicycle Village gift card! Also on April 22nd from 10am-2pm stop by the Denver Botanical Gardens where B-Cycle members will receive $10 off an annual Denver Botanical Gardens membership as well as many other fun prizes, giveaways, and discount offers. For more information and to RSVP visit this link. Looking for a way to get to all of these fun events? Find your nearest B-Cycle station and ride there!
The Card Project
Posted on April 11
We love to see our merchants getting involved and helping out local causes in the Denver community. On Saturday April 14th from 12-2PM Ten Thousand Villages will be hosting women involved with The Card Project. The Card Project is led by nonprofit organization The Gathering Place to help battered women express themselves and earn money through art. Women who participate create handmade note cards that are sold at The Gathering Place as well as many retailers around Denver. The women receive $1.50 per card that is sold, helping them gather money to spend on food and other necessities. The financial benefits of this project are underscored by the women’s increase in self esteem, the opportunity to be part of a caring community, as well as the support and love they receive from others around them. Ten Thousand Villages and their customers love the handmade cards and are very excited to be hosting The Card Project in their store! Come by and support the cause by purchasing some of these one-of-a-kind handmade cards to use for your next birthday note, thank you note, or whatever the event may be.
Posted on April 4
Need to restock your pantry? Great news - today is the perfect day to grocery shop! Shop at any of the 5 Whole Foods stores in the Denver Metro area, including our favorite one located at 2375 E. First Avenue, and 5% of the total sales for the day will go toward the Green Up Denver Initiative! All of the proceeds will benefit Green Up initiatives at some of Denver’s favorite summer events including the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Capitol Hill United Neighbors People’s Fair, Denver County Fair, and Pride Fest 2012. Green Up plans to implement better compost and recycling options, biodegradable food service paper goods, reduced and recycled printable goods, as well as dynamic recycled art installations. To help make all of these excellent Green changes at Denver’s summer events, all you have to do is purchase some of your favorite organic groceries at Whole Foods any time today. Grocery shop and Green Up!
The Story Behind YSL
Posted on March 29
When people think of fashion in America there are usually only a few cities that come to mind – New York and LA. Thanks to a man named Christoph Heinrich, Denver has recently made its mark on the fashion world. Christoph Heinrich, director of the Denver Art Museum, was on his annual trip to Paris when he found himself standing in line for the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. Never having been much of a ‘fashi onisto’ Heinrich was astonished by the exhibition, and left realizing YSL’s important influence on the fashion world. As soon as he returned home to Denver, Heinrich took the initiative and phoned the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent. He wanted the exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. And the rest is history.
Happy 1 Year Revampt!
Posted on March 27
We want to wish a huge congratulation to Revampt for achieving their first successful year in business! In case you aren’t familiar, Revampt is located on 2601 E. Third that sells incredibly unique home furnishings and gifts. Why so unique you might ask? Everything in their show room is made from repurposed, reclaimed, or recycled materials! Whether it is a couch, table, coaster, or candle, each item in the store has had a previous ‘life’ prior to ending up at Revampt. Don’t be fooled - by the looks of their carefully crafted dining room tables and beautiful light fixtures, you would never guess that everything is made from items used once before. Stop by the store between 3:00 -7:00pm on Thursday March 29th to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine and celebrate one successful year with Revampt!
YSL: The Retrospective
Posted on March 23
Fabulous news for all of you fashion forward individuals out there, the Denver Art Museum is opening an exhibit that will blow your mind this Sunday March 25th. Yves Saint Laurent The Retrospective is only visiting three cities in the entire world, and Denver is one of them! How lucky are we? This sweeping retrospective of YSL over the past 40 years will be showing 200 drop dead amazing haute couture looks along with sketches, photographs, and films that show the development of the famous designer himself. To celebrate the occasion, the Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with other vendors, have put together a Style Pass that is complimentary when you visit the exhibit! This Style Pass is your ticket to receive some great discounts and deals at trendy shops, salons, galleries, and eateries all around Denver. Of the different locations that the pass gives you access to, 9 of them are here in Cherry Creek North! If you haven’t already made plans to go see Yves Saint Laurent The Retrospective it’s something you might want to consider. Purchase your ticket online, invite your friends, get a style pass, and make a day of it!
Welcome Back ink!
Posted on March 12
After a few months of being closed due to a slippery situation, ink! Coffee is finally reopening this Friday! To celebrate the momentous occasion, ink! will be giving out free cups of coffee all day from 6:00am in the morning all day until 6:00pm at night. Their regular snacks, sandwiches, bagels, and smoothies will also be available for purchase. Along with a refurbished new space ink! will be serving up a special new type of brew called Socially Conscious Brazilian Conquista coffee. Socially Conscious Coffee© is a nonprofit organization that creates sustainable prosperity for coffee harvesters, their families, as well as their overall communities. Ink!’s baristas are contributing 50% of their tips that day to SCC as well, making this a wonderful opportunity to support a cause! Aside from showcasing their new line of coffee, ink! will also be powering up their brand new Rancilo C9 X espresso machine. If you have never heard of this before, well, that’s okay because this is one of the first of its kind to be used here in the USA. This Friday stop by 2415 E. 2nd to celebrate, contribute, and enjoy a free cup of coffee on ink!
Trunk Show Saturday
Posted on March 10
Have any plans for the day? Why not go trunk show shopping! From 10:00am until 5:00 this evening, Alicia the Boutique is having a Trina Turk trunk show in-store. Shop and save 15% on all Trina Turk springtime inventory while chatting to other fashion fanatics and sipping on champagne!
Attention Ski Divas!
Posted on March 5
It’s officially March which means the ski season is starting to wind down. But don’t be discouraged ski gals, there are still a solid few weeks left to enjoy some quality powder time before the snow melts away! Plus, what’s not to love about skiing in the warm spring sunshine? Outdoor DIVAS will ski until the lifts shut down. To maximize snow time, they are hosting another Women’s Powder Clinic and Snow Cat Trip this month! This is your chance to demo new skies, indulge in great camaraderie, and enjoy some excellent powder with women who love the snow just as much as you do. The trip is scheduled for Saturday, March 17th at Jones Pass, located only 45 minutes outside of Denver close to Winter Park. It includes 7-12 runs of guided Snow Cat skiing with technique tips on how to handle deep powder, discounts at Outdoor DIVAS, lunch (with beer and wine!), safety gear, a goody bag, and the opportunity to demo some amazing new skis. Does this sound like your kind of Saturday? Gather your girlfriend’s and sign up today to enjoy another great day in the snow before the seasons over!
Looking To Buy a White Dress?
Posted on March 1
Calling all brides-to-be, wedding planners, or people that just love parties with white, Piatti is holding their 2nd annual Cherry Creek Wedding Showcase! All of Cherry Creek’s best wedding vendors have come together to make this showcase a smash hit. From hair and make-up, to flowers and photography, this event will have everything needed to put together the special day. Spend time talking to different vendors, asking questions, and exchanging information, so that by the time you leave you will feel savvy and wedding-ready. If this sounds like your type of showcase, mark your calendar for Saturday March 10th from 12 – 3pm and make sure to RSVP so that you can be entered into the raffle to win some incredible prizes!
Rhythm & Blues, Shoes & Tutus
Posted on February 24
Cherry Creek Dance’s nonprofit dance team 7dancers is getting rehearsed and ready for their upcoming show. The show is called “Rhythm & Blues, Shoes & Tutus” featuring live music by After Midnight, one of Denver’s favorite jazz bands. The 7dancers company practices every type of movement from classic ballet, to tap, to jazz and incorporates all of these different dances into their shows! With the variety of dance and live music, their performances never fail to entertain and excite. So what are you waiting for, get your jazz shoes on and boogey on over to the Liesl Lighting Showroom the first weekend of March!
Posted on February 22
If you haven’t already noticed, Ink! Coffee has been on lock down since December 23rd due to an in-store mishap. It wasn’t coffee grinds that caused the close but rather a major water-main break, leaving Ink flooded and without power. Owner Keith Herbert was a little disgruntled by the mess as any coffee owner would be, but he and his team are doing everything they can to get Ink cleaned up and running again. When they reopen, they plan to have a grand party with free coffee and treats for all of their wonderful customers that were inconvenienced by the closure. The exact date has not been set for the grand reopening – but stay tuned for the announcement! Oh and if you haven’t noticed the banner hanging outside the store front explaining the situation, it’s worth taking a look. It reads:
“Closed due to a huge water main break. Thanks water main, you hosed everyone who loved Ink! Coffee. Anyone have a mop?"
5280 ANNOUNCES: The Polls are Open
Posted on February 21
Do you have a favorite CCN business that you want the whole world to know about? 5280 is giving you the perfect opportunity. Now through March 18th, the polls are open for you to vote on who you think deserves to be Top of the Town 2012! We are proud to say that many of our CCN merchants have landed a spot on the list before, and we are hoping more businesses receive a special 5280 shout out for 2012! The decision is yours. Log on and cast your vote for the CCN businesses you consider to be ‘Top of the Town’.
Posted on February 17
Happy Presidents Day weekend everybody! Arhaus Furniture is celebrating this annual holiday by offering up to 60% off regularly priced items! Tomorrow through Monday stop in the store to shop some of their most popular featured items such as the Del Ray Grand Sofa and the Julia Carmel Chair. You might not have known it before, but this President’s Day weekend could be the perfect time to pick up some new living room ‘swag’ for an unbelievable price!
Arhaus has been setting the trends in furniture for over 25 years now. With strong values and a driven vision, they have a longtime commitment to earth friendly products and quality craftsmanship. Take advantage of this amazing weekend offering and stop by Arhaus to browse their extensive array of home furnishings and maybe even find something you love!
Need to Redo Your JooJoo?
Posted on February 15
Makeup and clothing can make anyone look great, but nothing looks better than a glowing state of mind and fresh outlook on life! An eventis coming up tomorrow, Thursday the 16th at Simply Moore to help redo your JooJoo. If you have been feeling stuck in a solemn mood, this could be the exact refresher you have been waiting for. Attend the lecture and learn how to alter your state of mind to take everything in with a positive light.
Pure JooJoo’s Motto is:
Think good and you will see good.
Think good and you will feel good.
Think good and you will be good.
Think good because life is good.
Think about it...change your life by changing your thoughts.
The event is being held tomorrow at 3000 E. Third Ave from 6:30-7:30PM. The cost is $25 and limited space is available so if you haven’t already, email Michael@Simply-Moore.comor call 303.399.4151 to reserve a spot!
Glass Art That Will Blow Your Mind
Posted on February 14
Attention art fanatics - mark your calendars for February 24th, work by internationally acclaimed glass artist Lino Tagliapietra is moving into Pismo for an exhibition! His glass work is truly remarkable, it is even said to be some of the best in the world. Tagliapietra was born in Murano; a small island off the coast of Italy with a history of glass making that dates all the way back to the 1200’s. Tagliapietra has had a passion for glass art all throughout his life and became a certified glass ‘maestro’ (that’s Italian for master) by the age of 21. After moving to the states in 1979, he began teaching at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, spreading his wealth of knowledge to numerous glass art students and increasing the presence of glass art in America. On February 24th from 5-8PM there will be an artist’s reception at Pismo for the opening of his exhibit La Nobilta del Vetro. The exhibit will be in town through April 6th. If you have never been blow away by glass art before, now is your perfect opportunity!
Beer, Brats & Bras
Posted on February 2
For the 9th year now SOL…Store of Lingerie is hosting their annual Beer, Brats and Bras Valentine’s Day Event! Yup, you got it… Guys, enjoy beer and brats while picking out that special something for your special someone! What better way to shop? Aside from just a wonderful afternoon, part of proceeds will be given to the Morgan Adams Foundation to benefit Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Research. If you and your loved one are looking for a fun way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, don’t miss this event on Sunday Feb. 12th from 12-5PM at SOL…Store of Lingerie! And don’t forget to take advantage of their complimentary parking and gift wrapping!
Title Nine Welcomes in the New Year!
Posted on December 24
Title Nine has your best interest in mind this holiday season with events to help you recover from the holidays and leap into the New Year feeling happy and in good health! On December 26th, get rid of post holiday stress by stopping by Title Nine at 160 Steele St. for a free Paradigm Massage! These free therapeutic body massages will be offered all day from 10am-5pm, the perfect way to relax and decompress. Feel like you might have eaten one too many sugar cookies this holiday season? Title Nine has a solution for that too. On Sunday, January 8th at 5:30pm, burn off your holiday calories at Title Nine’s Zumba Fitness Party! Goodie bags, raffles, and lots of booty shaking are all in store. This party will be so much fun, you won’t even know it’s a workout! De-stress, decompress, and don’t fret those extra holiday calories thanks to Title Nine.
Holiday Trunk Show at Token Threads
Posted on December 14
Have you heard of Camille Falk Designs? After recently participating in Fashion Denver, her one of a kind vintage jewelry designs are becoming more popular by the day! This Thursday evening, Token Threads is hosting Camille Falk Designs for a holiday trunk show. Come by to see her jewelry made from upcylced vintage costume beads that embody classic and modern all at the same time. Find a pair of earrings that will make the perfect finish for a holiday outfit or a necklace that will be the perfect gift for a friend. Camille Falk Designs are easy, affordable, and fun to collect. Everything is a one of a kind or limited edition making the pieces that you choose entirely unique to you! Stop by Token Threads at 2737 E. 3rd anytime between 6-8pm this Thursday the 15th to see Camille Falk Designs and get some wonderful holiday deals!
Shop ‘till you Drop!
Posted on December 6
Shopping and saving, saving and shopping. We understand that it doesn’t always happen that way, but don’t you love it when it does?! Merchants in Cherry Creek North love this cheerful time of year and are lining up special offers like stockings on a chimney. Spend $350 or more at SOL…Store of Lingerie and receive a $50 gift certificate, perfect for a stocking stuffer! Expecting some holiday visitors? The JW Marriott is offering an exclusive holiday shopping and spa getaway for a terrific price! Don’t miss the amazing holiday promotions at The Blues Jean Bar, one of our most fashion forward hot spots in the neighborhood. Give a gift to get a gift at North when you purchase $100 dollars or more worth of gift cards. Young Colors has lots of family friendly gatherings taking place this month including an ornament making party on Sunday the 11th, card making parties on December 10th and 15th and last but certainly not least, cookie decorating on December 20th and 22nd. Mark your calendars for December 10th and 11th for the Pre-Holiday Sale at Hannah by Design. Get amazing prices on earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and broaches and enter to win a free Hannah by Design necklace! Hit one, hit two, or hit all of these amazing deals and events taking place in Cherry Creek North this holiday season, and shop till you drop!
Aviano Teams up with Handsome Coffee Roasters
Posted on December 5
A new union has been created in the neighborhood and boy..does it smell delicious. Aviano Coffee is partnering up with Handsome Coffee Roasters, making Aviano the first location in Colorado to serve the internationally celebrated brand of coffee beans. The three Handsome Coffee co-founders Michael Phillips, Tyler Wells, and Chris Owens will be personally delivering the first shipment to Aviano, and they will be making a celebration out of it! These three handsome roasters know their coffee. Phillips even won the 2009 and 2010 United State Barista Championships and proceeded to become the first ever American to win the World Barista Championship in 2010. On Tuesday December 6th, Phillips and his two other coffee pros will be working behind the bar at Aviano, brewing up some amazing free drinks for you to try! Stop by Aviano located at the NW corner of 2nd and St. Paul any time between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on December 6th to try some of the amazing new tastes of Aviano Coffee.
Roxy Gives Back
Posted on December 5
'Tis the holiday season of shopping, gathering with loved ones, and giving back to those in need. On December 9th, Roxy is holding an event that gives holiday shoppers a wonderful opportunity to buy gifts that support non –profit organizations. That’s right; your shopping will help someone in need! From 10:00am-6:00pm on the 9th, Roxy will be showcasing and selling items from seven different awesome designers who all donate part of their proceeds to a cause. Some of the designers include Toms Shoes, Falling Whistle, Annie O, and Heart U Back among others. In conjunction with this event, Roxy will be serving refreshments and holding a Michael Stars Trunk show! Customers will receive 20% off any one item of their choice and can even enter a drawing to win one of many awesome prizes. First lucky customers in the store will receive a free gift with purchase. What better way to give back then by shopping?! We can’t wait for this holiday spirited event.
Mile High Holidays
Posted on November 21
Mile High Holidays kicked off this morning with Mayor Hancock, Visit Denver, and many other Denver business leaders (including two of our own from CCN) met up at the Denver Pavilions to kick off the 8th annual Mile High Holidays campaign. The launch of this campaign marked the official beginning of the holiday season in Denver and named Denver the ultimate holiday vacation destination! The campaign lets visitors and locals know about some of the great holiday activities taking place in Denver this season. Along with activities are numerous shopping, dining, and hotel deals at the amazing rate of $52.80!
Shop Small Saturday
Posted on November 19
A week from today, we are joining in the movement to SHOP SMALL!
We all know that the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is one of the most anticipated shopping days of the year. People line up early for great deals and steals on all sorts of products. This year however we want to direct your attention to another celebrated shopping day that happens to take place the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday. Next Saturday, November 26th will be the second annual Small Business Saturday and we cannot wait! This special new day is dedicated to supporting small businesses by thanking them for the fuel they put into the economy and the character they give to the community. What better place to ‘Shop Small’ than here in the neighborhood where majority of our shops and stores are independent?? All you have to do is come out to Cherry Creek North on Saturday Nov. 26th and shop at your favorite small business(es). Shopping small has never been so huge!
Denver Arts Week
Posted on November 1
Next week marks the start of one of Denver’s most anticipated events of the year, Denver Arts Week! November 4th through the 12th Denver will be celebrating the cities vibrant arts and cultural scene through a series of events on stage, in galleries, and everywhere around the city. This year we are excited to have many of our merchants participating in the event! Ashley Campbell presents The Artist’s Pallet, a special collection of Colorado’s finest artists. Fascination St. Fine Art is hosting the Michael Godard Exhibit, featuring the artistic rock star Michael Godard himself to sign any and all of his purchased works. Mangelsen – Images of Nature Gallery will be presenting a release of their newest photographs of the natural world on Friday November 4th from 5:00-9:00pm. Peace Dog will be showing Pedro Saldarriaga’s latest body of work from his “Peo Bird” painting series on Friday November 4th from 5:00-8:00pm.
Happy 6 Months to Young Colors!
Posted on October 19
Young Colors is celebrating their first 6 successful months in business! After designing their children’s clothing and wholesaling it to different retailers for 14 years, Young Colors decided that it was time to open up their very own flagship store. They were thrilled to find the perfect location for their new store here in Cherry Creek North. After lots of negotiations, a drive through a crazy snow storm, and a 10 day remodel feat, Young Colors opened their doors for customers on April 15th. Since then, business has been bustling.
Art for Artisans
Posted on October 15
Last month on September 9th, two merchants in the neighborhood came together to host a nonprofit event that wowed all of the attendees. Beacon’s Creative Space and Ten Thousand Villages both strive to emphasize the importance of creativity in the community but with two different approaches. Beacon’s Creative Space doubles as an art gallery and open space that is available for the community to rent and let out their artistic expression. Beacon’s encourages people to use this space for art exhibits, trunk shows, painting demonstrations, cultural events, and gatherings of any kind. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit retail store that sells fair trade products from artisans primarily located in developing countries. Their merchandise is created by different artists all over the world making every piece a one of a kind item.
Who Doesn’t Love Arts & Crafts?
Posted on October 6
Rumor has it that crafts are for kids. While children do love arts & crafts and they tend to be very popular in elementary level schooling, adults can certainly love them as well! Show of Hands is celebrating American Craft Week this Friday October 7th – 16th. Stop by their store to see amazing ‘crafts’ created by a variety of talented artists. Find pieces from jewelry to wall art to hand bags, all of which are creative and made with crafty materials. Not to mention the best part, the theme of the week is “All About Color”! What beats an adorable gallery full of colorful arts and crafts? It’s hard to say, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Come by 210 Clayton to celebrate American arts and crafts and leave with a new treasure or a bit of colorful inspiration.
Cherry Creek Theatre Presents…
Posted on September 30
Cherry Creek Theater is getting rehearsed and ready to stage their latest production The Unexpected Guest on October 7th. Full of suspense, twisted evidence, suspicious characters, drama and gore, this murder mystery will have everyone on the edge or their seat. Will you be able to figure out who did it?
Glimpse into the History of the Wild West
Posted on August 31
History junky or not, you don’t want to miss the three part lecture series that is coming soon to the Cherry Creek Library, “19th Century Images of the American West”. This enthralling three part series will cover the history of trans-Mississippi America in the 1800-1900’s by decoding old prints and maps with help from special guest Christopher W. Lane. Christopher is not only the proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West right here in our very own neighborhood, but he is also a nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps making him the perfect expert for the occasion. On Tuesday Sept. 13th from 5:30 to 7pm take a look at printed images of Denver as it grew from a rude, gold mining settlement into one of the most bustling cities in the west. The following Tuesday Sept. 27th from 5:30-7pm study antique maps to observe the transformation of political America from three foreign territories to 19 states and four US territories. And finally, to wrap up the series on Tuesday Oct. 4th from 5:30-7pm view portraits and photographs taken of Native Americans that provide a glimpse into the Native American lifestyle during the 19th century. This series is free, open to the public, and requires no registration. It’s the perfect chance to learn interesting facts about our homeland at your leisure, so be sure to mark the date!
Sold Out Cowd Enjoys 2011 Cherry Creek North Food & Wine
Posted on August 24
A record crowd of more than 700 people descended on the new Fillmore Plaza Saturday for our third annual “Cherry Creek North Food & Wine” celebration of the culinary arts as Ondo’s Spanish Tapas Bar won the award for “Best Food,” while Cherry Creek North newcomers Caffe Il Gusto won “Best Dessert” and Cuppy Cakes of Cherry Creek won “Best Overall Presentation.”
The winners were selected from a panel of media judges who visited each of the booths from the 13 restaurants that participated. Selecting winners was more difficult than the judges anticipated as the quality of fare and presentations from all the delicious participants was of the high level expected from Cherry Creek North establishments. Honorees Caffe Il Gusto and Cuppy Cakes of Cherry Creek are currently under construction and scheduled to open in Cherry Creek North in the fall of 2011.
The SOL Speakeasy!
Posted on August 22
Come to SOL’s Speakeasy Party on the night of August 24th and be transported back to the time of flappers, Baby Ruth’s, and moonshine. SOL is celebrating the release of their new ad campaign and want you to join in on the 1920’s inspired fun! Shop the new styles for fall and watch behind the scenes footage of the flashy photo shoot. Even meet some of the models themselves and have the chance to speak with Cindy Johnson, the creative director behind the campaign. Every guest will receive a SOL luggage tag and will even be entered to win a $500 gift card. Wiggle on down to shop and dance the Charleston- this party is going to be the bee’s knees!
Come Hungry… and bring your dancin’ shoes!
Posted on August 19
We know you have been waiting all summer and we are happy to say finally the day is here- Cherry Creek North Food & Wine is tomorrow!! Come down to Fillmore Plaza for live music by Frogs Gone Fishn’ and an endless amount of delicious food and wine from 13 different Cherry Creek North restaurants! Purchase your ticket, grab your dancing shoes, and come hungry to our most decadent event to celebrate the last big ‘hoorah!’ of the summer season.
Last Call for Chic Crawl!
Ladies now is your chance, we have partnered with Chick Crawl to make one of the most fabulous girls night out! Meet up with your girlfriends and spend time on a guided shopping excursion through the wonderful boutiques of Cherry Creek North and end the night with a free ticket into the Food & Wine Grand Tasting. Great shops, friends, food and wine, can you think of a better night out?
Foodies Rejoice! CCN Food & Wine is Here.
Posted on August 11
Our most decadent and delicious event of summer is back and just around the corner. That’s right, Cherry Creek North Food & Wine is coming up Saturday August 20th! If you were a fan of Food & Wine before you’re really going to love this year’s revamped event. Come down to our newly renovated Fillmore Plaza to enjoy live music by Frogs Gone Fishin’, savory eats from some of our most highly acclaimed restaurants and quench your thirst with incredible selections from dozens of wineries, breweries, and artisan spirits. Just picture yourself walking through the Plaza surrounded by amazing aromas and music, glass of Bordeaux in hand, deciding which delicious small plate to choose from. Perhaps sushi from Hapa? Italian from Piatti? Or sliders from Earls? Trust us it’s a Saturday night you don’t want to miss it!
Tickets are going fast so for more information and to purchase your ticket today click here. Ladies, have you been looking for an excuse for a fantastic girl’s night out? Lucky for you, this year Food & Wine is walking hand-in-hand with Chick Crawl offering a shopping tour around the neighborhood before the Grand Tasting event! To find your perfect new pair of fall boots, catch up with your girlfriends and enjoy amazing food all in one day visit the Chic Crawl site for more info!