Matthew Morris has brought the cool to Rino

mmsalonIt seems that Matthew Morris can do no wrong. He is a staple stylist at New York Fashion Week with designers Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors….. just to name a few. He has even worked the well-known Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. With an instragram feed filled with selfies with top models like Kendal Jenner, Morris is not only cool but has the talent to back it up.

When he is not working backstage at a fashion show, he is styling the most discerning clients’ hair in Denver at his 6200 sq ft salon on South Broadway. It is home to 27 stylists, gifted makeup artists, a brow and waxing specialist, lash extension specialist, 3 medical estheticians, and still growing.

Matthew Morris Salon just opened his second location in the RiNo Neighborhood of Downtown Denver. Matthew Morris and his team has brought the cool to RiNo. The space is industrial, sleek, and modern. It feels more like SoHo rather than RiNo. With their Men’s Department (an old-school barbershop with a new-school modern vibe), skincare services from a licensed esthetician who is determined to get you results, hair stylist who simply make you look good, the best brow specialist I have ever seen (seriously, I had no idea my brows could look so good) and more…… you have to check out MMsalon at either one of their locations. You can thank me later.

Perks: Free Parking at both locations. Beverage Bar with teas, cofffee, water.  Every First Friday thru the rest of the year (and at both locations) the salon offers all product at 20% off, and complimentary hair treatments.

RiNo LOCATION: 2644 WALNUT STREET DENVER CO  80205   (303)715.4673

BROADWAY LOCATION: 13  S BROADWAY DENVER CO 80209   (303)715-4673

10 Cool Tank Tops for this Summer

Inspyre Boutique {LISTmember} offers up some stylish must-haves for the summer. I can not stop swooning over these tank tops! They are ranging from $22 to $28! That is some serious style without breaking the bank. Available online or at their three locations in Denver.

Stylish One Piece Swimsuits

Stylish One Piece Swimsuites

Proenza Schouler swim suit / Lenny high waisted swimsuit / Norma Kamali swim suit / MOEVA black swimsuit, $380 / Mara Hoffman swim suit / Zimmermann ruffle bandeau swimsuit / Ted Baker strappy one piece swimsuit, $105 / Topshop black bathing suit / Hobie strappy one piece swimsuit / Topshop one piece swimsuit / River Island swim suit, $54 / River Island bandeau swim suit, $54

5 Amazing Looks For Your Home This Season

When you are looking for new ways to decorate your home, you may be thinking about a different color palette to freshen the look. Colors are bolder and stronger this season, so there are many more to choose from this year than ever before. Interior design is important to get right because you can end up having to live with your style decisions for several years. To get it right this year, think about how you use the room, and the mood you wish to convey. Here are five great looks you can create in your home this season:

k2-_2f03aab1-76eb-4c26-8740-eb06b8ecb1d1.v21. Glitz & Glamor – It’s easy to create a dazzling finish to any living room. Pick high gloss finishes for your furniture. Black leather will never go out of fashion for the couch, but for an extra touch of glamor, choose a brilliant white corner suite. Luxury finishes are all about the texture. Choose a furry rug at the feet of your couch. Soft furnishings should also demand attention from the eye. Check out golds and shimmering reds for this season to help you create that ultimate glam look. Strong, bold colors like red on white or pale surfaces really pack a punch and are pleasing to the eye for this look.

Lighting should keep in with the look you are trying to create. Don’t be afraid to install a chandelier style light fitting. Stick to the photographer’s rule of three-point lighting. Ensure you have a good selection of matching standing and table lamps to throw great light into the room. Drapes, blinds or curtains should be rich and lush in color and texture. Pick the same bold colors for the cushions and other soft furnishings. Always have a large vase full of fresh flowers from one of the best online florists. Choose bouquets that complement or match your palette in the room. Big flowers like lilies work well here. If you can have one in your home, a roaring fire can make for an incredible focal point for the glam look. You can sit in front of it and feel like a movie star!

2. Minimalist – High gloss furniture works well here too, but the shape is everything. There should be no soft furnishings or ornaments to take the eye from the clean lines of the furniture. Squares are popular shapes for this look. Keep your belongings in closed cupboards rather than using shelves. There should be straight lines and uniform dimensions throughout the room. Some people liken furniture shapes in minimalist rooms to boxes. There is nothing soft here, but instead a sense of everything being solid, firm and efficient.

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Colors are used a little less when you are going for a minimalist look. Blacks, whites, and woods are best to achieve the esthetic appeal of a minimalist room. You may even become more particular about cleanliness and keeping things tidy if you choose this style. While the room can be very comfortable, it might not look that way at first glance. Lighting is usually simple. You might choose some ceiling spots enhanced with floor LEDs.

3. Romantic – To create romance in a room, choose furniture that is soft and huggable. Big squishy sofas and lots of vases of fresh flowers in pinks and reds are ideal. Photos of loved ones should adorn every wall and furniture surface. You can even buy those stick on raomwords to create sentiment on the walls. You can never have too many cushions and throws to make the room soft, feminine and inviting. Thick pile carpet topped with soft rugs are part of this look too.

Make sure you have a good sized TV screen and a sound system in place for a romantic room. You’ll probably want to watch some romantic movies or listen to some love songs. A fireplace makes a good focal point in the room. Choose an ornate mantelpiece and add lots of candles for a romantic night in. Lighting should be on a dimmer switch. You can use ornate light fittings that feature intricate designs of leaves or curves.

4. Shabby Chic – This style may not be to everyone’s taste, but the trend for it isn’t going away. Upcycling is a great hobby. You can take old furniture and create something new and chic with just a few tools and a tin of good paint. Decorate it with fabrics or stenciling to enjoy something unique. Pastels are more popular in this style than bold colors. But with so many vibrant shades out there, it would be worth experimenting with your palette.Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 10.57.39 AM Nothing needs to match, but it may be worth considering which colors are most complimentary. Small vases and pots of flowers finish this look off, but the beauty of this style is that it can continuously evolve.

Creating your own shabby chic look can get you exercising those DIY muscles. You might want to build a little trinket box, or turn an old sideboard into a beautiful country-style work surface. A handheld sander, decorators paintbrush set, and easy access to a craft store may be all you need. You could create a beautiful centerpiece for your room. Trinkets and ornaments look great here, and you can personalize each of them in your own way.

5. Historic – If you like this style, you can have hours of fun trawling antique auctions and the web for beautiful furniture. You may want to install some wood paneling along the walls of your room. Stain these as dark as you like or put your own twist on the look by painting them in vibrant colors. Paintings rather than photographs can go a long way to achieving a more historic look. Stone or slate floors can look exquisite. Alternatively, choose some hardwood flooring. An open fire is a must, with an old regal chair beside. Old style fleur design rugs add to the rustic appeal of this look.

No matter what your taste, it can be fun to try different looks in the home, especially in your living room. It’s important you enjoy the finished look as well as the process of creating it. Try searching Pinterest for ideas, or sketching your design in a scrapbook. Perhaps you can find the right look in a magazine or on TV. Happy decorating!

Top 10 Things to do on Memorial Day in Denver

Denver Day of Rock
WHEN: May 23
WHERE: Downtown Denver with 5 stages along the 16th Street Mall
COST: Free

Denver’s largest block party kicks off for its seventh year with 25 bands performing on five stages, all for free during Denver Day of Rock. Mat Kearney will headline the event, with additional performances by The Kin, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Noms, and many more. Food trucks and a beer garden will be set up along Arapahoe Street from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. Denver Day of Rock is a fundraising event for Amp the Cause, a Denver-based, non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 50 children’s charities.

Denver Comic Con
WHEN: May 23-25
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center

Denver Comic Con is Colorado’s largest pop-culture fan experience with thousands of fans getting into the spirit of the event by donning costumes of their favorite heroes and villains. Expect to see Catwoman walking with Wookiees and Game of Thrones characters mixing with Klingons. The 3-day event fills the Colorado Convention Center with the best in popular television shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay, panel presentations, toys, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy, and of course… comic books. Even without tickets, the area in front of the convention center along 14th Street will be filled with colorful characters willing to pose for photos.

ArtStir Denver
WHEN: May 23-24
WHERE: Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall
COST: Free

One of two downtown arts festivals, ArtStir Denver is a creative art outdoor marketplace exclusively showcasing Colorado Artists. The event features Colorado art, music and style in all mediums, including paint, sculpture, photography, drawings, textiles, furnishings and mixed media. Discover the artist in yourself at this artistic free event.

Downtown Denver Arts Festival
WHEN: May 22-24
WHERE: Denver Performing Arts Complex
COST: Free

Another free outdoor arts festival will be staged all Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where you can mix and mingle with thousands of fellow art lovers at the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. The event features more than 150 of Colorado’s best artists. Recent festivals have attracted more than 150,000 people, who supported Colorado’s creative community by purchasing more than $500,000 worth of art.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants
WHEN: May 22-24
WHERE: Coors Field
COST: Varies

Watch the Colorado Rockies battle the San Francisco Giants during a three-game home stand. There will be special promotions for each game at Coors Field during Memorial Day Weekend.

Diamonds in the Daytime
WHEN: Through Aug 30
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum

Margaret “Molly” Brown was both a witness to, and agent, of the great changes during her life and became a fashion icon in her own right. Diamonds in the Daytime at the Molly Brown House Museum explores shifting fashion modes as a reflection of social change as America moved through the Gilded Age and into the Great Depression.

The Big Wonderful
WHEN: May 23
WHERE: 2500 Lawrence St.

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This is a fun and lively outdoor sustainable market that blends food and a flea market with entertainment. The Big Wonderful features a large, outdoor craft beer and cocktail garden built out of storage containers, beach volleyball, an urban farm, full entertainment stage and much more. This is built for the whole family, and cool enough for everyone.

Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas
WHEN: May 25
WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Experience major league soccer thrills with the Colorado Rapids, May 25. At Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Rapids take on Chivas USA in what is sure to be an exciting match-up.

Defending the Caveman
WHEN: April 22-June 28th
WHERE: Denver Performing Arts Center

Defending the Caveman is a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. Without taking sides, this insightful comedy discusses the ongoing battle for understanding between the sexes.

Denver Brewery Tour
WHERE: Denver, CO

Drink local on a Denver Brewery Tour. Discover why Denver is the center of the “Brew-niverse” on a guided microbrewery tour. The Denver Microbrew Tour is a two-hour guided walking tour in downtown Denver’s historic LoDo (Lower downtown) area, including stops at Wynkoop, Great Divide and Breckenridge breweries. Or, be driven from brewpub to microbrewery, with VIP treatment at every turn on the Denver Brews Cruise.

 

May 16: Macy’s American Icons Fashion Presentation

Join me for a one-of-a-kind fashion presentation at Macy’s Park Meadows Mall this Saturday. View this season’s must have looks as we take you on a journey through the cultural influences America has had on fashion today!

Enjoy a fabulous tea bar featuring teas from around the globe, sweet treats and live music while you shop. PLUS, spend $75 in Women’s Fashion and receive a customized coordinates charm!

When: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Where: Macy’s Park Meadows 8455 Park Meadows Center Drive Littleton, CO 80124

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sponsored by macy’s

Gold in Interior Design

gold-in-interior-designKelly Wearstler ceiling light / Worlds Away cluster light / Regina Andrew Design gold lamp / Cutipol white handle flatware / Cooper Classics round mirror / Wall mirror / Arteriors wood wall art / Lazy Susan handmade home decor / Bloomingville gold tealight candle / Metal wall art / Arrow home decor / Gold sequin throw pillow, $12 / Gold chair / Zuo Modern modern chair / Moroccan furniture

Tiny Dancer

There is no better way to celebrate your wedding anniversary than to capture it with a photo shoot. This anniversary shoot was inspired by the wife’s love of dance and being a ballerina. Add in a funky florals and gorgeous fall backdrop and you have photos to last a lifetime.

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Photographer:  Amy Caroline Photography | Reception Venue: Hudson Gardens | Floral Designer: Ladybird Poppy Floral Design

May 9 & 10: Fig & Fawn Pop-Up Shop

You’re invited  to Fig & Fawn’s next pop-up shop at The Freyja Project this upcoming weekend (May 9 & 10) in honor of Mother’s Day!

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Fig & Fawn is an online children’s boutique and pop-up shop concept curated by two moms in Colorado with four children under 4 between us. We’ve handpicked a selection of independent brands to create a one-stop shop for everything from clothing & decor to dishes & partyware for children sizes newborn to 4T. Sourced from local designers and makers in far-flung destinations like Australia, Paris, Britain, Tokyo & Dubai. Each piece fits our vision of perfection: sweet, petite, unique.

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