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NYE How to wear it

Liz Finkelstein, of Mile High Style, shares tips for New Year’s Eve and how to style the coveted ‘statement’ piece.

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For women who contemplate a closet full of amazing pieces but have nowhere to wear them, consider New Years Eve your personal invitation. Likewise, if you’re waiting for a reason to pull the trigger on a big, bold piece of fashion, here’s your excuse.

There is no shortage of incredible stuff out there, both locally and online. I love this Chloe Oliver black embroidered kimono because it looks different and vintage. Pair with skinny jeans, a black camisole, and big earrings or a cocktail ring and finish with chic, structured clutch.

Susana Monaco Black Tank - Chelsea // Chloe Oliver Tawney Kimono - Chelsea // Genetic Denim Skinny Jean – Chelsea // Etro Chandelier Earrings -Net-a-Porter // Viva Creatures! Clutch Bag - Melrose & Madison // Pierre Hardy Ankle Boot - The Outnet // Kelly Wearstler Cocktail Ring - Chelsea


Thank you Liz!!


Holiday Guide: Gifts for Ladies

Lovely ladies and the holidays - what a grand time to shop Denver.  The Scout Guide Denver brings you featured finds from local shops, perfect for the ladies this holiday season.  From antique lovers to fashionistas alike, we proudly present the Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies…

Ladies Holiday

1. Exquisite jewelry of pave diamonds combined with organic elements.//The Woods Fine Jewelry

2. The magic of master painter and a garden. “In the Garden” by Matt Flint //Visions West Gallery

3. These boots were made for holiday giving.  Calleen Cordero‘s Oxidized Garcia Bootie //Moxie

4. Keeping her warm.  AMS Pure Jacket//Melrose & Madison

5. Here’s to a colorful, whimsical holiday! Asianeye’s light wool scarves; variety of colors and patterns available//Reverie Living

6. Chic holiday. Rag & Bone Bradbury Small Flap Hobo in Leopard and Leopard Zip Glove//A line Boutique

7. Making her smile.  John Derian’s decoupage Round “Happy” Plate//Hutch & Fig

8. For warm toasty feet. Snoozie’s Booty Slippers; variety of colors and patterns available//Kismet

9. An antique lovers dream.  Ruby cut to clear Bohemian glass. c 19th century//Black Tulip

10. A sweet holiday treat.  “Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle” by Kyra Bussanich//The Perfect Petal

Happy Shopping and let them know Scout sent you!

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Holiday Guide: Gifts for Kids of All Ages

The holidays seem to bring out the kid in all of us.  Streets are decorated, gift bazaars are hoppin’ and Denver’s holiday festivities are all abound!  It is with cheer, the Scout Guide Denver brings you local finds for kids of all ages!

Guide PJ Group

New pajamas seem to be a tradition on the holidays and we love Hatley’s “Don’t Open ‘Til Christmas” one piece for little ones!  Hatley’s “Beary Xmas” 2-piece pajama set includes a long-sleeve tee and super cute bottoms covered in a bear, reindeer and beaver print.  The Navy Heart Pajama Set from Bluebelle is not only adorable but comes with a gorgeous gift bag, perfect for gift giving.//All available at Nest Children’s Boutique

Guide Toddler Fun

Our friends at Montessori School of Denver recommend www.smallhands.com and www.thebookies.com for educational books, activities and creative ideas! Teach your toddler counting and colors with this cheerful “Butterfly Colors and Counting” book.  Infants will be entertained by the cleverly designed Taggies Colours Toss – a colorful toy that shakes, rattles and rolls and perfect for little fingers to hold.   Bath time?  BABYBEARSHOP® Baby Wash Box available at Vert Beauty includes everything you need for a “whisy washy wash” all in a convenient travel case.//“Butterfly Colors and Counting” available at www.thebookies.com//Taggies Colours Toss available at www.smallhands.com

Guide Kids Tea

Visit Nest Children’s Boutique, Denver’s premier neighborhood boutique and the city’s only locally-owned source for the Tea Collection. For holiday outfits and for play, Nest’s full selection of Tea is your one stop for whimsical (yet practical) clothing your children will enjoy wearing this holiday season!

Guide Trip

Planning a warm-weather escape for the holidays?  Cabana Life’s Collection of bathing suits and vacation clothing for girls and boys make your holiday get-a-way a joy!  To keep little hands busy during travel time, we love “Travel Doodles” reusable activity cards.  Little travelers will feel like grown-ups with their own special luggage tag, complete with a warm weather greeting.//Cabana Life available at Nest Children’s Boutique//”Travel Doodles” available at www.forsmallhands.com//Lolo Luggage Tag available at Sugarlicious

Guide Classics

Classic gifts are as fun for adults as well as children. These Jumbo Jacks are just like you remember – complete with ”rubber balls that bounce just right”! And let’s not forget marbles. A set of real glass marbles with two small drawstring pouches, these timeless will keep all entertained. Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday with a Limited Edition Hello Kitty PEZ Gift Set including full size Pez of the Hello Kitty Family – for a true Hello Kitty Fan!//Jacks and Marbles available at www.forsmallhands.com//Hello Kitty Limited Edition available at Sugarlicious

Guide Kids History

A young history buff on your list? “A History of Just About Everything” from www.thebookies.com is an informative, educational joy!  After presents, have the family join together and solve an antique puzzle of North and South America from The Old Map Gallery.  Nibble on some Wild Cherry Gummy Bears from Sugarlicious – a sweet treat to make the holiday complete!

Happy Shopping and let them know Scout sent you!

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Scouted: Custom Scout Scent!

Scouted Scent Vert Vert Beauty’s aroma bar is your passport to personalized fragrance.  With over 15 essential oils to select from, Vert masterfully created a special Scout scent. Warm and sophisticated, Scout’s Signature Scent is a mixture of Bitter Orange and Rose Absolute with lifting notes of Jasmine, Clove and Bourbon.  Vert’s very own Signature Scent, a combination of Grand Fir, Needle and Lime Peel, inspires a green, crisp aroma.  Stop by Vert Beauty, experience a signature scent or indulge in a scent all your own!// Available at Vert Beauty.








Holiday Guide: Gifts for Guys

Ah, the holidays and the men in your life.  A brother, father, spouse or friend, shopping for men can be fun and at times, challenging.  To help you through your holiday shopping for guys, The Scout Guide Denver brings the latest local finds men will love!

Men Beer Group

In a city where microbrews reign, “True Brews” by Emma Christensen is a user-friendly guide to alcoholic and non-alcoholic home-brewed drinks.  With fifty-plus recipes, True Brews gives you the how-to on crafting Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine and more! Pour your home-brewed beverage in Simon Pearce’s Windsor Tankard – famous for its ease of use and time-honored design. A spice-loving man in your life?  Jojo’s all natural, preservative-free sriracha is the ideal gift.  This Asian-style chili pepper sauce will spice up his holiday.//True Brews and Jojo’s Sriracha Chili Sauce available at The Perfect Petal//Simon Pearce Windsor Tankard available at Hutch & Fig

Diane H Reed Group

As the song goes “’cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man” and Diane Hanfling Reed, as a Men’s Personal Stylist knows about sharp, dressed men.    Diane is available to come to a location of your choice - be it home or in the office. Delivering quality  is her business.  You can reach Diane at www.dianehreed.com

A custom made, cashmere blend Blackwatch Sportcoat is truly a gift made to order.  Handcrafted in J.Hilburn’s European factory, this classic silhouette never goes out of style. Pair the sportcoat with palladium plated, solid brass Labrador Cufflinks. Complete with engraved logo, this gift conveys “understated refinement” (and makes a great stocking stuffer).   A good belt is always a much needed gift.  J. Hilburn’s Custom Belts are individually handcrafted and available in a range of colors and includes selected buckle type in two finishes.  Is your guy a little jazzy? Bowtie!    J. Hilburn’s Bowtie Collection is woven from rich, 100% Italian silk and available in a diverse selection of colors to fit the occasion or season.//Bowtie Shown: Silk Tartan Bowtie.

Deadlines for ordering a custom gift and receiving items before December 25th are: Dec 1st for Suits, Sportcoats, Trousers and Vests; Dec 5th for Custom shirts and Custom Belts and Dec 18th for all Ready-to-Wear (sweaters, outerwear, ties, jeans, etc.)


Mens Whiskey

Shopping for someone who prefers shaken, not stirred? Match’s Pewter Cocktail Shaker is a truly unique bar accessory (great for holiday parties).  Mariposa’s Fish Bottle Opener is the gift for a fish-fiend.  Whiskey for Two ensures your whiskey-lover won’t have to worry about melting ice diluting their drink.  Store hand-crafted stones in the freezer and when ready, pop them right into the glass. Drink stays chilled with no watered-down worries!//Match Pewter Cocktail Shaker and Mariposa Fish Bottle Opener available at Hutch & Fig//Whiskey for Two available at The Perfect Petal

Mens Cave

A man and a favorite chair seem to go hand-in-hand. The holidays are a perfect time to gift him a comfy, new chair (not to mention a great idea if his current favorite chair is not a favorite of yours).  The spacious Swivel Glider Chair from HW Home is perfect to relax and take in a football game or read a good book.   “Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die” by Chris Santella maps out the hubs of the fly fishing world.  The reader will get the spirit of recommended locations through pictures and details as well as travel-and-tackle information.//“Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die” available at Djuna

  Men Ernest Supplies Group

Men love a smooth shave.  Have them go natural!  Ernest Supplies’ Modern Man Trio includes: Protective Matte Moisturizer, Cooling Shave Cream and Soap-Free Gel Face Wash – a 3 step plan to better looking, healthier skin and terrific shave!  Use with the Custom Triple Blade Razor specially constructed to work perfectly with the Cooling Shave Cream, this environmentally responsible chrome plated handle is handsome and functional and a welcomed gift!//Ernest Supplies available at Vert Beauty

Happy shopping and tell them the Scout sent you!

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The Paper Lady: Custom Cards and More for the Holiday Season

1920s 1930s 1940s Woman's Hand Writing Note With Steel Tip Ink Pen It’s that time of the year and once again, The Paper Lady has outdone herself.  A cornucopia of customized festive finds including holiday cards, party invites and gift tags…the list goes on.  Sassy, traditional, funny or a combination of all, The Paper Lady has your holiday needs.  We suggest ordering about 3 weeks ahead of time just to make sure your personalized wishes arrive on time!

Holiday Traditional Group

Traditional cards always represent the magic of the holiday season and deliver your holiday wishes with class and elegance. An eccentric palette of robin’s egg blue and gold adds extra merriment to William Arthur’s Engraved Seashell Design. It is always fun to add a little whimsy to tradition as shown in William Arthur’s Groovy Elves Holiday Cards (we love these little guys and their “fancy footwork”)! Crane & Co. never disappoints and their lovely Hand Engraved Ornaments Greeting Cards are no exception.

Holiday Images

Sending a photo card with your holiday wishes always adds a special type of warmth. With a grand offering of designs, The Paper Lady has the ideal card to fulfill your holiday cards wishes.  Don’t forget about your animals-they love to be included in your holiday photo cards!//Clockwise left to right: Donner and Banner Sentiments from Tag & Co.//Pine Cone Wreath and Woof from Kramer Drive

Holiday Hann Group

The Paper Lady’s diverse selection of Hanukkah and universal cards and invites covers all your holiday wishes.  The Ornaments universal design by Checkerboard, sports a simple yet classic design.  Snowy Holiday: Menorah by Kramer Drive, sends a playful Hanukkah message.  Tis the season and spread the Holiday Joy, a perfect name for this playful, jubilant card from Checkerboard.

Party Group

Holiday party?  The Paper Lady has your invitations plus!  A joyful selection of invitations and accessories (sit down dinner-don’t forget the place cards) brings merriment, cheer and helps set the theme for a joyous occasion.//Clockwise left to right: Merry, Merry Banner Invitation from Boatman Geller//Jingle Bell Jungle Invite from Kramer Drive//Sleigh Die Cut Place Card Holder from Karen Adams


A personalized gift tag or special little card provides just the right amount of glee to any gift. The Filled with Joy Card, printed on 100% Recycled Cotton Crane Paper from Designers Fine Press, does triple duty as a gift tag, holiday card and an ornament.  Add an individual stocking card of hand crafted artwork from Karen Adams to a stocking gift or a special little notable. A foil stamped (foil is a hot trend this holiday season!) gift tag, Delightful Gift Tag from Haute Papier says it all.


Say “Happy Holidays” with cheerful accouterments that bring a personal touch to every holiday get-together.//Ornament Cup from Boatman Geller//Foil Stamped Coaster from Haute Papier//Eat, Drink and Be Merry Paper Plates from Boatman Geller//Home for the Holidays Napkins from Haute Papier

NYE Group

2015 is just around the corner! Whether a jubilant card, unique party invite or personalized champagne/wine gift tag, ringing in the New Year with these goodies will be a welcomed delight.//2015 Wishes Boxed Holiday Greeting Cards from William Arthur//Bubbly Invitation from Checkerboard//New Year’s Eve Napkins from Haute Papier//Champagne/Wine Tag from Boatman Geller

Order early and tell them the Scout sent you!

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