While the 16 blocks of Cherry Creek North are much quieter for now, the local business community is still (virtually) here for all your shopping, dining and wellness needs. We're keeping you updated all week long with how-to guides and promotions from your favorite places with Keep Cherry Creek Unique.
How to Style Spring Neutrals
Featuring: Debbie Stewart from Perch Denver
If you're ready to make a style statement on your next Zoom call or just have some extra time on your hands to rethink your wardrobe as the temperatures rise, warm-weather neutrals might just be your new best friend.
Debbie Stewart with Perch Denver gave us an inside look into the dressing room where she curated a look for a client featuring timeless tans, blushes and beiges that are easy to incorporate into any style. Neutrals provide a flattering foundation that keep you looking and feeling cool all season long, and you can either go monochromatic or mix it up.
"I personally love mixing different shades of neutral colors," she says. "Just keep to similar tones while mixing. Keep your entire outfit color palette the same, but combine different shades of nude, olive or cream."
Check out her styling session below and visit Perch Denver's website to shop 25% off and get FREE shipping using code SPRINGFORWARD.
3 Coffee and Tea Accessories to Caffeinate Your Morning
Featuring: Doug Parsons from White Peacock
Gone are the days of gulping down a coffee before rushing out the door or taking your tea to-go.
If there’s one silver lining of the current work from home requirement many are enduring, it’s having more time to spend on self-care.
Doug Parsons with White Peacock believes a little bit of luxury is a great way to start the day. The home décor shop offers beautiful, functional cups, saucers and other coffee and tea accessories to infuse some style into your morning routine or afternoon pick-me-up.
He’s been using some of these signature White Peacock pieces to upgrade his routine.
“We all have a little bit more time than normal and can take that afternoon tea or coffee break and relax,” Parsons says. “I find for myself, I’m meditating more and working out at home rather than going to the gym. I’m spending this time right now not just staying inside, but going inside—I'm thinking and caring more about myself and reflecting on the things that are important to me.”
Though the storefront is closed, Parsons is at the shop part-time to fulfill orders for delivery. He’s also available to help you select the perfect piece via online or phone orders.
“Many of my clients right now are looking for that little bit of special-ness. You don’t need to buy $20,000 worth of china [to enjoy your time at home], but you can spring for something that will make the normal things like your coffee or tea feel more intentional.”
If you’re new to high-end home décor, Parsons highlighted a few of White Peacock’s designers worth exploring that complement any style.
Been binge-watching Downton Abbey or just want to bring a little springtime indoors? For the floral obsessed, Herend’s hand-painted cups and saucers are full of whimsical colors and organic designs to liven up your teatime (and make you feel like you’re part of the Crawley family, as the iconic brand’s designs are featured prominently in the British television series). Made in Hungary, Herend’s natural-inspired designs are lovely, and the signature golden accents make each piece all the more special. Bonus: they’re all dishwasher safe.
Known for a clean, minimal look, Pickard is a good choice for anyone with modern tastes. This American-made brand has been around since 1893, and they’re the last in the U.S. still making their own china. “They make china for Air Force One and the White House,” Parsons says. Their new line with West Coast designer Kelly Wearstler leans more eclectic, with fun polka dot patterns and intricate metallic designs.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—and this eye’s looking right at you as you sip. Tattoo Cillea Marea (“The Great Sea”) is a design collection created by Italian tattoo artist Pietro Sedda that merges fantasy with reality using watercolor and ink.
Caffeine not your thing? Doug has plenty ideas on ways to help you enjoy a different sort of libation...