Perfect Pairings

Whether it is a friend, partner, family member or spouse, when two creative minds collaborate something magical happens.  Lucky for us, creative minds have been hard at work collaborating right here in Denver.  There is something to be said for working in pairs. After all, aren’t two heads are better than one? Please join The Scout Guide Denver as we highlight some favorite local pairs.

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Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Chef Tom Coohill and wife, Diane, the award-winning Coohills is the only restaurant in Denver that sits along the Cherry Creek River.  An intimate dinner for 2 or an event for 150, Coohills’ sumptuous gourmet recipes delight with a menu full of fresh ingredients sourced from local and regional farms.  From The Chef’s Counter where the mastery of Chef Coohill creates a custom tasting menu for you and your guest(s) to a New Year’s Eve featuring FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS: Neil Diamond Tribute Band and special menu, Coohills is one simply delicious pairing.//Call for reservations.

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Shopping for undergarments can be a little daunting (lingerie shopping, anyone?).  However, it can be a fun and exciting experience – if it is a SOL Lingerie experience.  Owned by a pair of sisters, Cindy and Jeanie, SOL provides unsurpassed customer service, fashioning each and every “SOL Girl” to feel special. Customers are what inspire them.  SOL’s customers are not defined by age, size or income level. SOL’s customers are “women who are young at heart who want to look and feel their best, one that celebrates the strength, uniqueness and beauty within each of us. That’s what being a SOL Girl all is about.”

The team completes extensive training, from learning the secrets of bra fitting to knowing the distinctions of each style and brand.  Included in SOL’s grand selection of bras, lingerie, sleep and shape wear are beauties from Marie Jo, Lise Charmel, Natori and Hanky Panky – something for everyone (there are items for men too)!  SOL will tailor your underpinnings to fit comfortably, including the proper maternity, nursing or specialty garments. With SOL, there are no more guessing games.  Any way you look at it, SOL is a winning pair!

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It’s not often you find a fine jewelry line that combines vintage, contemporary, rustic and earth’s ravishing elements.  Two sisters, Shawn and Sam, had a desire to design jewelry conveying their personal experiences in nature, the arts and architecture.  Welcome to the wonderment that is The Woods Fine Jewelry.  Perhaps a better word is sublime.  The Woods’ pieces have been known to leave one in awe as each piece is no less than divine.  The Woods is known for combining various materials – such as wood and uncut diamonds – creating truly rare, alluring pieces.

Over the past few years, the Denver-based Woods has collaborated with various designers.  In their latest collection, The Woods has paired with Ian Kennedy, a Native American vintage artifact dealer with Ruby + George Aesthetic. The result: a limited edition collection with a “new spin on vintage southwestern jewelry”  incorporating The Woods’ intricate, mystical details and bohemian vibe with select, vintage pieces from the Ruby + George collection.

The pairing of The Woods and Ruby & George Aesthetic rings as one incredibly chic collaboration (actually two collaborations and we love both of them)!//PIECES ARE LIMITED: The Woods and Ruby + George collaboration items are available exclusively through Distractions and Ruby + George.

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HW Home welcomes you into their home.  Owners of the multi award-winning home furnishings nirvana, Jim Hering and Ron Werner, offer a selection of furniture and accessories, all with a local feel and a global reach. HW combines their personal insight of connecting near and far bringing fascinating and sophisticated collections for your entire house. The ultimate in home furnishings. HW Home has it all, from A to Z (it was the only place where I could find a Cheval Mirror Night Stand, a Pharmacy Flood Lamp and a hand-blown Czech Wrap Object all under one roof)!

Cheerful, experienced staff members assist customers through the selection of contemporary and classic chairs, sofas, beds, and tables from collections such as HW InteriorsUrban Artisan Collection, and DwellStudio.  One of the many attributes that separate HW Home from the big chain stores is their personalized service and expert interior design team.  The Interior Design Team can help in color consultations, architectural services and custom in-home services.

To Jim and Ron, business is personal. They invite you to stop in, see them and get acquainted.  This is one dynamic duo!

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A trip to The Old Map Gallery is a true foray around the world.  Having led this unique “Denver Meets the World” expedition for the past 12 years, Curtis Bird and his wife, Alanna, have filled The Old Map Gallery with quite a treasury of maps, guides and novelties that date as far back as the late 1500s.  Cultured and insightful, both Curtis and Alanna employ their expertise of world geography, history, politics and art to apprise and delight both collectors and inquisitive customers alike.

Acquired from estate sales, auctions and the like, the ardent collector or enthralled passerby, may find themselves coveting an antique map of Iceland, (Iceland) Tabula Islandiae Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro (Blaeu, W., c. 1630), A Copernican or True System of the Universe (Fenning, 1798), an engraving showing the situation of our solar system as it was understood, or a map of the French wine country Dept. De L’Ardeche (Levasseur,  1847).  Yet, The Old Map Gallery offers so much more than maps. It is truly a diverse assembly of riches including flags, atlases, books, nautical charts and even some magical, mystical finds.  We think this pair sits on top of the world!

Enjoy a perfect pairing – tell them Scout sent you

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Sep
22
2014

September Loves

Denver welcomes September!  School is in session, the weather starts to turn, and we begin to pull out our favorite sweaters while still enjoying the grand outdoors.  As we welcome fall, The Scout Guide Denver presents The Seven Things We Love About September.

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1.  September 23rd brings the first day of fall along with cooler weather and changing leaves.  We love the DIY painted leaves found on The Nest Children’s Boutique Pinterest Site.  Take a look, it’s full of fun activities, whimsical clothing and great ideas for fall!//Repinned from handmadecharlotte.com

2.  Ah, the fresh scent of fall. Make a fragrance all your own at Vert Beauty’s Fragrance Bar.  A variety of your favorite oils blended into your own personalized scent! From Autumn, ”a warm blend with Ginger and Clove bud oil” to Fleur de Jasmin, “a beautiful blend with Jasmine and Rose oil” to your own blend, we are certain you will leave Vert feeling fresh about fall and your signature scent!

3.  Back-to-school shopping is done and you have started collecting new sweaters and boots for your fall wardrobe, now it’s his turn!  On September 6th, Goldyn presents a Pop-Up Shop featuring John Varvatos exclusive Fall Collection for him available only at Goldyn.

4.  Cooler nights are on the horizon and it’s time to bring out the warmer bedding. Soft and inviting, there’s nothing like fresh bed ensemble for fall.//Persia Bedding available at The Brass Bed

5. One of the many intoxicating attributes of Colorado weather is even as fall is here, outdoor entertaining still prevails. For those cooler nights, the Blomus Tabletop Gel Pit, made from frost proof ceramic and polished stainless steel, provides an esthetically-pleasing source of warmth for you and your guest(s).//Available at Mod Livin’

6.  Savor your summer memories! These horse-bridle picture frames with leather border are classic and luxe, adding a touch of equestrian to any room.//Available at The Lark

7.  Fall Hats!  Worn with a classic jean jacket or tailored suit, this uber-stylish, floppy brim fedora from Rag & Bone, is a must for your fall wardrobe.//Available at A Line Boutique

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Sep
2
2014

The Power of the Flower

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“Earth laughs with flowers” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The term “flower power” holds unique meaning to each of us.  It may be a reminder of the Summer of Love Sixties.  To some, flowers give strength or are a gesture of love, and to many – it just sounds really cool. One of Denver’s favorite local flower boutiques, Flower Power understands like each customer, occasion or event, that flowers have distinct features and certain personalities. Specializing in personalized floral designs for any occasion, join The Scout Guide Denver as we explore the many facets of Flower Power

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Whether it’s the beauty of clean, white flowers and greens basking in a rustic tin…

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 …or a charming, garden-like arrangement in a simple basket we walk by daily that makes us smile…

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…flowers play a fundamental part of everyday life. They can bring a smile to a friend who is having a bad day or joy to a special event or occasion (wedding anyone?).  From the jubliant decor to the delicate finishing touches, Flower Power understands each event is unique, and the flowers need to communicate a memorable message.  Flower Power works closely with each and every client, ensuring the day’s flowers are perfection!
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Flower Power created simple yet polished bouquets that added a dash of flair to this bride’s country-themed wedding…

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…and bouquets bursting with color added a touch of whimsy to this bride’s classic look.

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Maybe a bright bouquet for special holiday or an enchanting, single stem rose, Flower Power delivers high quality flowers and customized, professional service all with a personal touch.

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Flower Power provides “Unique Creations for Every Occasion”. We think it defines them to a tee. Visit Flower Power for a special event, a bouquet for yourself or a loved one, or for the sole purpose of making someone smile.   Your experience will be captivating.

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Aug
18
2014

August Loves

August in Denver is a magical time.  Denverites continue to enjoy festivals, culture and outdoor activities as well as cooler nights and a hint of the upcoming fall.  In our pre-Labor Day round-up, The Scout Guide Denver presents the Seven Things We Love About August.

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1.    MCA Denver toasts its tenth anniversary season with Re-Mixed Taste, a dynamic, all-star slate featuring encore presentations of the best lectures of all time.  Enjoy and learn from the experts with tag team lectures of unrelated topics.  Lectures run through August 28th, 2014.//See MCA Denver for the upcoming topics  and venue information.

2. Mark your calendars for August 9th! HobNob Events presents a gathering of the blues and brews not to be missed. It’s the 8th Annual South Pearl Street Blues & Brews Festival and it has all the ingredients of a real good time!  Micro-breweries serving ice cold beer, live blues music and tasty treats.  Enjoy the Blues & Brews Festival as well as HobNob’s year round festivals and farmers markets – all a true Colorado treat!

3. If you are looking for love or in the need of some dating guidance, Matchmaker and Dating Coach, Beth L. Hooper is the expert to call.  Beth’s unique coaching programs tap into the core of what makes people tick.  Experience Beth’s tips on being a “fierce, fabulous” dater firsthand at Calling All the Single Ladies Night, August 20th at SOL Lingerie, benefitting Excelsior Youth Group.  A great girl’s night out with all the accoutrements - goody bags, wine & whiskey bar and sweet & savory bites.//Tickets available at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp (enter code EYC820 at checkout).  Illustration by Flapperdoodle

4.   Fall fashions and accessories are trickling into our favorite local boutiques.  The m0851 Vachetta leather tote is “cool and understated”.  The simple design and adjustable shoulder straps make this your essential everyday bag that will take you right through fall.//Available at Moxie

5.  The upcoming change in seasons is a perfect time for redecorating (or at least a great reason for a little home refreshing)!  Whether it is a facelift for your kitchen or a full home renovation, Nadia Watts Interior Design provides a breath of fresh air to any room.  We all love a little ‘room refreshing’ and Nadia’s full service interior design provides all your decorating needs from window coverings to space planning to paint and color consultations!

6.  August means back to school and shopping for back to school fashions.   Nest is the only locally owned store that carries Tea in addition to a host of other great Colorado based designers.  Nest emphasizes affordability, community and customer service to help nurture your child from crib to classroom.

7.  Where Wood Meets Steel‘s new semi-custom line is functional art for the home.  Crafted from recycled tulip poplar and supported by a black, powder coated steel base, this striking console is ideal for the home or office.  Available in select woods and various finishes, masterpieces from this new collection will remain a part of your décor for years to come.

Enjoy your August and tell them Scout sent you!

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Aug
5
2014

The Road to RETRO

 

Kevin Mazur The Scout Guide Denver takes a stroll down memory lane and brings you local finds complete with a touch of nostalgia.  Join us as we journey down the magical road of retro…

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Pop Rocks anyone? Wax Lips? How about the Wonka Gobstopper? Few things evoke memories like your favorite candy.  Maybe a Candy Necklace was your first Valentine’s Day gift or you were the champion of the longest lasting Gobstopper contest, these Candy Decade Boxes from Sugarlicious are a sweet treat - bringing a smile to your face. Available in candy assortments ranging from 1950 to 1990,  these delights of the different decades make the perfect gift or for stay-at-home movie night. 

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Looking for retro-inspired stationery, note cards or invitations? Look no further than The Paper Lady.  Bold, big and bright flower power graces Hype Strype’s Note Cards and Smudge Ink’s Sunny Blossoms Gift Wrap.   The Chevron print, popular in the 1950’s with a resurgence in the 1970’s and is still a popular pattern today, makes for entertaining gift wrap.//All pieces shown are available from The Paper Lady

Formula 1 Book

Known to some as the hay day of Formula 1 Racing, legendary photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch pays homage to the great sport in “Formula 1, The Roaring 70s”. The photography is impressive and lively, defining the “essence of an era.” Formula 1 fans, this book will take you back to the exciting atmosphere of the 1970’s, when racing days “really did have a charm all their own”.//“Formula 1, The Roaring 70s”available at The Perfect Petal

Boombox This is one will we probably won’t see resurrected but the BoomBox forever made its mark in music history.  You may not be able carry one around any longer but Jonathan Alder’s BoomBox Keychain solves that problem!  Place your keys on your BoomBox keychain and you will never have to leave home without your BoomBox again.//Jonathan Alder’s BoomBox Keychain available at Sugarlicious

Furniture

Regardless of your current décor, there is always room for a little retro.  The Giles Iron Wire Accent Table, in a brass and vintage finish, ignites conversation and can be used as a statement piece. The Duffy Ceramic Stool is fun and can be used as a stool or side table.  We love the idea of this cool stool for the kitchen!  For a larger retro piece, the Callie Leather Chair is great for the cocktail or den area.//All pieces shown are available at HW Home

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With simple retro packaging and old-fashioned labels, this collection of libations comes with a twist.  Just add the designated amount of  Bittermilk to your choice of spirit, shake it up and your drink is ready.  From Tom Collins to Smoked Honey Whiskey, with a Mason Jar Shaker included, all you need are the limes and lemons!//Bittermilk Cocktail Mixer Compounds are available at The Perfect Petal

If you go retro, tell them Scout sent you!

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Jul
28
2014

Color Me Mod: Mod Livin’

Blu Dot Red Fun, fresh and functional is how one would describe Mod Livin’.  A combination of contemporary and modern furniture designs and mid-century furniture and accessories, makes Mod Livin’ Denver’s premier outlet for all your indoor and outdoor furniture needs.  Join The Scout Guide Denver as we journey into the wonderful world of Mod Livin’…//Hot Mesh Chair and Skiff Rectangle Outdoor Table by BLU DOT

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Both a dash of finesse and a shot of whimsy, The Heller Kiss Lounge Couch gives new meaning to a big kiss.  The soft curves and sculpted body of the Kiss suggest timeless sophistication and functionality. Paired with HELLER Gehry Easy Chairs in bright yellow, the perfect burst of color to complement the red lounge, guests cannot help but be drawn to this colorful, welcoming seating area.   AREAWARE’s Banana Bowl  is an additional nod to Surrealism and a “sculpture for your tabletop” certain to spark conversation.  

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Sleek and classic, with a shot of pop is Mod Livin’s latest collection from GUS MODERN. The versatility of the Bolton Multi-Sectional knows no limits.  The sectional alone has 19 possible configurations! The upholstery’s French seams soften the edges while the seat and back blend into the frame for a “streamlined, modern look”.  The dining area is an ideal place to add a touch of eye-popping contrast to the neutral color scheme.  The Church Chair, a functional, stackable chair trimmed in yellow with a retro feel, does the trick. Couple the Drake Coffee Table with GUS MODERN’s Fruit Trough for a touch of greenery and your modern retreat is complete! 

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Mod Livin’s large selection of outdoor furniture and accessories is functional, elegant and perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. Whether you are enjoying the sun or under an umbrella, BLU DOT’s Skiff Outdoor Sun Lounger’s clean and crisp design lets you do it in style. Made from Batyline mesh, the lounge is not only comfortable but mildew and tear resistant, ideal for braving the outdoor elements.

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The SERRALUNGA Kubrick Chair is an “elegant and sporty armchair” that conforms to any environment.  This comfortable chair is great for guests or unwinding in your own hidden haven.  Pair with one of SERRALUNGLA’s unique illuminated planters such as the Kabin High Planter with Light that also doubles as an ice bucket for refreshing beverages. Now, that’s what we call functional elegance!

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A modern oasis in your own backyard, we love the seamless blend of modern furniture and nature inspired by the photo above. Let white be your accent as it pops against the lush green grass. To achieve this look, we suggest SERRALUGA’s Canisse Armchair and Sofa along with their LouLou Side Tables.   The addition of MODERNICA’s Case Study Ceramic Bowls is a great fun to either fill with plants or leave empty as pure yard décor.

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Twenty-five styles in over twenty-five colors, the Fiberglass Shell Chair is “easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century”.  Initially designed by Charles Eames in 1948 as an admission in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition and invigorated by Modernica in 2000, the menagerie of colors and styles can be mix and matched and used for in and outdoors.  The simply sleek design works with any décor, ideal for large group gatherings, parties or around the kitchen table.  

In addition to representing contemporary manufacturers such as TrueModern, BensenModernica, BluDot, GUS MODERN and Mash Studios, Mod Livin’ offers designs of such prevailing icons as Vernor Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Complete with a showroom of over 10,000 square feet and a team to help you find and design your mod needs, Mod Livin’s passion for modern design united with their unequalled commitment to service, makes the Mod Livin’ experience an unparalleled one.

We’re mad for Mod Livin’ and you will be too! Tell them Scout sent you

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Mod Livin’ Modern Furniture   5327 E. Colfax Ave.   Denver, CO 80220

Jul
15
2014