Aug 27th: COUTUREcolorado Pop-Up Shop & J. Hilburn Trunk Show

You’re invited to COUTUREcolorado’s first pop-up shop!

On August 27th, in conjunction with J. Hilburn, COUTUREcolorado is thrilled to announce their first pop-up shop featuring accessories and gifts.

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Join Laura Pearson of L Elizabeth Weddings & Events {LISTmember} for a firsthand look at the amazing style J. Hilburn has to offer. Menswear for everyday or your special day including  personalized suiting, custom shirts, tuxs, ties, cufflinks, and more.  To browse prior to the event, please visit laurapearson.jhilburn.com

From handcrafted jewelry to purses to baby bibs to dog collars, check out in person COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE’s accessories and gifts. COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE is a well-curated online shop featuring hand-crafted, beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind products that are only made better by the fact that they were created by a Coloradan {or sold from a locally owned Colorado boutique}.

Where: Von Tornow Gallery 1255 Delaware Street Denver CO 80204

When: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 5pm – 8pm

COCKTAILS – MUSIC – FASHION – GIVING BACK – SHOPPING

Bring your gently used career clothes, for Urban Peak, and receive $20 off your new J. Hilburn digs OR 10% off select items with COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE.

*Urban Peak helps youth who are experiencing homelessness and youth at risk of becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults.

For more information email Laura Pearson at laura.pearson@jhilburnpartner.com or COUTUREcolorado at 720-366-2011 info {at} couturecolorado.com

 

Goldyn’s Bi-Annual Sample Sale

Denver-based boutique Goldyn is hosting its bi-annual sample sale both in-store and online for 4 days only – August 18, 19, 20 and 21. Customers will have the opportunity to save up to 90% off Spring and Summer merchandise from top designers… it’s definitely the sale of the season!

Customers can shop some of the best apparel and accessory designers including Helmut Lang, A.P.C., Loeffler Randall, 6397, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, J Brand, Mara Hoffman, and more.

Shoppers in the Denver-area are urged to stop by the Goldyn store in the Olinger Building in LoHi to shop this amazing sale, located at: 2040 West 30th Avenue, Denver, Colorado.

Not currently in Colorado? No problem! Everyone is welcome to shop the sample sale from the comfort of their own home at Goldyn’s extensive online boutique: www.shopgoldyn.com

Remember to shop early as styles and sizes are certain to sell out quickly. As always, Goldyn offers free domestic ground shipping.

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Top 10: Labor Day in Denver

What better way to kick off Labor Day Weekend than driving up the highest paved road in North America? The scenic highway to the summit of Mount Evans is just 60 miles from Denver, but it twists and turns through five different climate zones before reaching the summit at 14,260 feet above sea level. From the top, you can see five states, all of metro Denver and hundreds of snowcapped peaks. It’s not unusual for it to snow at the summit – even in July and August. The road is frequently closed for the year by weather as early as mid-September, so Labor Day is traditionally the last guaranteed weekend to make the trek. Along the way enjoy herds of big horn sheep, Rocky Mountain goats, lakes, tundra, hiking trails and dozens of varieties of colorful wildflowers.

And Mount Evans is just the beginning. Spread out below the mountain are an assortment of urban adventures. Here are 10 ways to enjoy Labor Day Weekend 2014 in the Mile High City.

1. CHIHULY AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
WHEN: Through November 30
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.

Denver Botanic Gardens presents Chihuly, the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s sculptures – ranging from unique water features to a 30-foot neon tower – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis. For more than 40 years, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as fine art. There’s truly nothing else quite like seeing Colorado’s soft southwestern sunlight bursting through Chihuly’s amazingly colorful work.

One of the best ways to enjoy Chihuly is to take an hour-long, guided tour of the impressive, site-specific artworks as expert docents lead guests through the exhibition to learn more about the artist and his sculptures. There are also tours designed specifically for families! Dates and times for tours are: Friday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Learn more and register.

Book a room at a top Denver hotel and get two exclusive VIP tickets to Chihuly at the Denver Botanic Gardens. With VIP tickets attendees receive “front of the line” access to the Gardens, 10% off in the gift shop and free docent tours on Fridays-Sundays. Learn more. 

2. DENVER’S UNION STATION

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All aboard! Denver’s gorgeous 1914 Beau Arts Union Station celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014 with a massive restoration and redevelopment, making it the “must-see” spot of the city. The transportation hub has added 8 new tracks for AMTRAK and light rail, is the starting point for two electric free downtown shuttles, and has added 8 new restaurants, as well as new retail and two new bars.

Must-try restaurants: Top Chef Jen Jasinski’s multi-coastal seafood spot, Stoic & Genuine; The Kitchen Next Door, a wallet-friendly, but-still-gourmet community pub; Mercantile Dining & Provision, a new venture from the culinary minds behind longtime foodie favorite Fruition; and a new location of Snooze, The Mile High City’s wildly popular breakfast joint.

For dessert, head to Milkbox Creamery, located in the station’s classic former barber shop, to choose from 16 flavors of hand-churned Little Man Ice Cream, frozen yogurt, cones and milkshakes.

Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine and spirits list at the swanky Cooper Lounge, located on the second floor balcony, or sample two or three of the more than 30 Colorado beers on tap at the Terminal Bar.

Cool off in Wynkoop Plaza, a refreshing outdoor space with 300 water jets to frolic in.

3. BIKE AND BEER YOUR WAY ACROSS DOWNTOWN DENVER

Denver excels in many things, but two for which it is nationally famous are beer and bikes. Denver brews more beer than any other city with 36 breweries in city limits and more than 100 breweries in the metro area. Some 200 different beers are brewed in Denver every day, from sours to stouts, pilsners to pale ales. And Denver is a biking capital with 850 miles of paved, off-street bike trails. Denver’s B-cycle, the first bike sharing program in the nation, offers more than 800 bikes available at 83 stations across the city. Swipe a credit card and it’s just $8 a day for unlimited 30 minute rides. Breweries located on or near bike trails include Prost, Denver Beer Company, River North, Great Divide, Wynkoop, Rock Bottom, Chop House, Hogs Head, Breckenridge, and many more – just be safe and stick to tasters. USA Today declared Denver’s Cherry Creek Bike Trail to be one of the Top 10 bike routes in the nation.

4. ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN
WHEN: August 29 (kickoff at 7 p.m.)
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St.

One of the longest football rivalries in the country dating back to 1893 comes to clash when the University of Colorado Boulder Buffaloes take on the Colorado State Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. At stake? Bragging rights for Colorado. There’s a new wrinkle this year: for the first time ever, the Showdown will take place on a Friday evening. Whether you’re a Buff, a Ram, or just love the game, experience the passion and excitement of the Rocky Mountain Showdown – college football at its Mile High finest!

Individual tickets range from $25-125, and a fan-four pack is just $99. Buy yours now.

Colorado State University Tailgate Party: Join CAM the Ram, the CSU Marching Band and the Spirit Squad for a fun, public tailgating event to gear up for the big showdown.

University of Colorado Tailgate Party: CU Buffs fans can party in Lot C at a family-friendly tailgate party with music, entertainment, games, Ralphie, the marching band, Chip, cheerleaders and plenty of giveaways for CU fans.

5. BMW CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
WHEN: September 2-7
WHERE: Cherry Hills Country Club, 4125 S. University Blvd., Englewood

Here’s a winning combination: some of the world’s best golfers will be at one of Colorado’s most beautiful golf courses, the Cherry Hills Country Club designed by the famed William Flynn, for the BMW Championship 2014! This nationally televised game provides spectators with a wonderful outing on the course, watching their favorite pro golf athletes. At this altitude, a golf ball travels 10 percent farther, which should add some dramatic tension to the game. Fore!

6. PHISH AT DICK’S
WHEN: Aug. 29-31
WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 8000 Victory Way, Commerce City

For the second year in a row, Denver’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park has got one of the most popular jam bands in the world for three nights this summer. Phish have earned a wildly devoted following over the past 20 years, thanks to the guitar heroics of Trey Anastasio, an always-unpredictable live show and unparalleled instrumental interplay.

7. CONCERTS AT RED ROCKS
WHEN: August 30-31
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO

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No summer is complete without at least one trip to Red Rocks (selected by Rolling Stone magazine as the best outdoor amphitheatre in the U.S.). Sitting under a star-studded sky listening to the sound of the world’s best musicians echoing off the towering red sandstone monoliths is unforgettable. Over Labor Day Weekend, groove to the sounds of indie rap superstars Atmosphere (Aug. 29) and get the blues (the good kind) with guitar hero Joe Bonamassa (Aug. 31).

8. A TASTE OF COLORADO
WHEN: August 29 – September 1
WHERE: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Ave.

More than 500,000 people make the free A Taste of Colorado the focus of their Labor Day Weekend.

Fifty of Coloradans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments offer everything from small plates to full meals at this smorgasbord of Denver dining. Don’t miss The Culinary Showcase, located in the Fine Dining Area, featuring local and nationally-renowned chefs offering tips and techniques you can take home to your own kitchen.

Work up an appetite dancing to hot regional and national performers. From smooth jazz to feisty rock-n-roll, five outdoor stages offer free music all weekend. Highlights include the R&B superstars En Vogue (Aug. 29), Christian rockers For King and Country (Aug. 30), American Idol’s David Cook (Aug. 31), Motown legends The Commodores (Aug. 31) and breakthrough Country artist Jana Kramer (Sept. 1).

There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on the KidzStage, and the KidZone has play equipment and a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities. KidZone hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 29; and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 30 through Mon., Sept. 1.

Find unique arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more, at 280 booths in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace.

9. COLORADO ROCKIES VS. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
WHEN: September 1
WHERE: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St.

Enjoy exciting major league baseball and come out to this Labor Day Colorado Rockies matinee game at downtown Denver’s classic ballpark, Coors Field.

In 2014, Coors Field got even better, with the addition of The Rooftop. The gigantic new deck (the largest outdoor deck at any sports stadium in America) offers the best views in the stadium, with a long terrace overlooking the ballpark, as well as downtown Denver and the majestic, snowcapped Rocky Mountains. The centerpiece of the Rooftop is the Tavern Ballpark, offering 52 beers on tap at a bar that is 52 feet 80 inches long and exactly 5,280 feet above sea level – one a mile high!

10. UNTITLED AT DENVER ART MUSEUM
WHEN: August 29
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Birdwatching in the Denver Art Museum? That’s just part of the unexpected happenings taking place at Untitled, the museum’s final Friday series of out-of-the-ordinary evenings. These are witty, irreverent events, each one radically different from the last. Get an offbeat art fix, pick up a creative skill, and mix and mingle with local movers and makers. Top it off with a cash bar, munchies, and a dose of pure whimsy and you’ve got a great night out.

Smooth Tomato Gazpacho by Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg

Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold. It is refreshing and cool….. perfect for summertime. Originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and neighboring Portugal.

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Gazpacho

  • 20Red Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • 6Cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3Red Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4Red Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2Jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 1 BtlSherry Vinegar
  • 4 TSalt
  • 1/2 CHoney
  • 2 CEVOO

Place tomatoes in large pot of boiling water for one minute, or until skin begins to crack.  Plunge in ice water.  Peel skin off, then cut in half and gently squeeze out seeds.  Bring onion, peppers and vinegar to full boil for 5 minutes.  Cool. Combine pepper mixture, tomatoes and cucumbers and puree in blender ediu very smooth.  Whisk in oil.  Strain through china cap.  Check seasoning, add salt and/or vinegar if necessary, and chill for 4 hours.

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 Recipe by Chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering & Events {LISTmember on WEDDING} 

Blackbelly Catering & Events is a full-service catering and events company that offers private custom dining experience parallel to none.  From intimate multi-course wine dinners in your home, to outdoor farm dinners, to full-blown corporate events, farm dinners and weddings, our mission is to provide a perfect event experience. Thier services include unique catering experiences with custom menus prepared by celebrity chef Hosea Rosenberg, event planning, menu consultation, drop-off cuisine, and beyond. They specialize in ‘farm-to-table’ cuisine. In fact, they source all of our ingredients locally from the Blackbelly Farm where they raise our own Pigs, Lamb, Chickens, and Rabbits, and also tend to our greenhouse. What they can’t get from our own farm, they source from other local Colorado farms. Their menus are all very seasonal, so they are in constant communication with all the local farms to see what is growing well and at it’s peak when we design our menus.

Check out more of Hosea Rosenberg’s recipes featured on COUTUREcolorado.

 

Spotted: Floral Print

Floral prints are in full bloom! Typically, when you see a trend across the board in interior design, fashion, wedding and in even baby land,  the trend has longevity.

View Floral Print Trends on COUTUREcolorado WEDDING

View Floral Print Trends on COUTUREcolorado BABY

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Feminine Floral

I must admit this is one of my favorite ultra feminine looks from the shoot. With layered necklaces, semi-sheer floral blouse and super soft jacket; you really are ready to hit the town in this outfit. Not to mention my own signature necklace, the Brooke Gregson Zodiac in Libra (a la Chelsea Boutique) is on full display! By keeping the jewelry simple yet edgy, it allows the outfit to shine while keeping the jewels stunning on their own without over taking the whole look.

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Huge Thanks to Participating Shops:

Willow {LISTmember} | Starrs Clothing {LISTmember} |  Swoon Jewelry Studios {LISTmember}  |   Arcatus {LISTmember}  |  Barbara & Company  |  Nod & Rose  |  Cedar & Hyde |  Eleanor  |  Chelsea  |  Two Sole Sisters  |  Todd Reed |  Frisk  

And to our talented helpers who made everything possible!

Photographer: Andrea Flanagan Photography {LISTmember}

Stylist: Jill Carter Stylist {LISTmember}

Models: Melissa Cairns, Kate & Tanner Wilkonson

Melissa Cairns: A true resident of Boulder, Melissa lives with  her hubby and adorable dog  right in the heart of downtown Boulder and enjoys living the lifestyle that goes along with living in such a beautiful & fun small town!

Kate & Tanner Wilkonson: Kate is the intuitive mastermind behind the beautiful line Acartus Jewelry {LISTmember}. She designs as a response to the way the world feels and wants to stir buyers senses while giving the opportunity to have them feel that they are expressing their true self. She lives in Denver with her husband Tanner and her inspiration ranges from architecture and stones found on her travels to the curves of a root winding across a path in the mountains

Interview: Inspyre Boutique

denver boutique_1520Britni Jensen is the expectation to the rule. She is has both…… beauty and brains. This MBAer started Inspyre Boutique with fashion and your wallet in mind. Her boutique was so successful that she has now opened up her second location in Cherry Creek. I am pleased to introduce to you one of our newest LISTmembers and a COUTUREcolorado MERCHANT, Inspyre Boutique.

Inspyre Boutique is a modern woman’s boutique.  We want to provide our customers with their absolute favorite piece in their closet, the top you know you look great in, your maxi dress you would live in if you could, those jeans that are juuuuust right.  We carry over 150 different lines, curated to be the perfect mix for the Colorado woman. There will never be an item in the store that is over $100, we want you to feel amazing in your new items and still have money to grab drinks with your friends.

Check out our ever growing and changing items on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE from Inspyre.

When and why did you start your business?

I opened Inspyre in LoHi in 2011, and we expanded to Cherry Creek last year.  After wrapping up my MBA program, I knew that I wanted to build the life of my dreams.  I worked as a woman’s clothing buyer when I was younger, and loved ever minute of it.  I wanted to wake up looking forward to work every day, which is the reason Inspyre was born.

Favorite Part About Your Job

The possibility.  I know that may seem vague, but the ability to style a photo shoot one day, and go on a buying trip the next day, and create new window displays later that week.  I love the unlimited creative freedom, and I feel that when you love your stores that it shines through in every aspect of the customer experience.  I am constantly inspired and amazed by the women I get to work with and how lucky we are to have the best customers imaginable.

Celebrity that best fits the style of your boutique

Jessica Alba.  Her style is so versatile; she can seamlessly pull off any look from preppy to boho, to red carpet chic, and always looks amazing.  She also manages to run a business, have a thriving Hollywood career, be a mother, and look perfectly polished.  I know our customers juggle so much, and we are here to help them with the style piece of that equation.

Must-have wardrobe staple

The perfect pair of jeans.  If our customers knew the lengths we go to in order to find the perfect jeans.  My assistant buyer and I have tried on thousands of pairs, and only a very select few make the cut.  They need to be comfortable- but not sloppy, flattering- but functional for every day, thick- but not stiff, a good rise- not too low, not too high, the perfect pair.  We are so happy to have a collection of a few select lines that we know are just incredible.

Favorite Spring/Summer Trend 

Anything Boho!  I am a hippie at heart, and could live in tie-dye.  I have to limit how many tie-dye styles we have in the store, I know that is not for everyone, and we aren’t trying to recreate a grateful dead concert.  Mixing chic classic pieces with a few bohemian touches is a great way to pull in the freedom of the 60’s with the sophistication of today.

Current Trend You Hate

Rompers. They’re just mean. Those little jerks look SO cute on the hanger or on the mannequin, and on 90% of women they just don’t work. You need to be an exact height, with exact proportions or really bad things happen.

Favorite Colorado Getaway.

I am pretty much in love with Vail.  It feels light years away from Denver, but is still so convenient.  Anywhere in the mountains seems to be good for the soul, the perfect place to reset and get your creativity blooming.

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in Colorado?

Proudly born and raised in this amazing state.  I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else in the world.  I love the snow, I love how we have such distinct seasons, and our summers really can’t be beat.
 

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Top 10: Denver Bike Sharing

Denver B-cycle is the first large-scale municipal bike sharing system in the United States. They have placed dozens of special bike stations (B-stations) in downtown Denver as well as the Cherry Creek and Denver University neighborhoods. Denver B-cycle members are able to pick up one of the red bikes at any B-station and drop it off at any B-station.

That’s why they say it’s magic: a bike that’s there when you need it and gone when you don’t.

Bike sharing makes it economical and convenient to use bikes for trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive. As a member, you can use a B-cycle to run an errand, grab lunch, travel from the bus stop to your office, or just get some fresh air. There are as many reasons to use a B-cycle as there are members!

With your magic red bike, you don’t have to look for a parking space or bring your own bike with you everywhere you go. Plus, riding a B-cycle is good for you and good for the environment. It’s the newest and best way to get around town.

The B-cycles are specially designed for both you and the city: B-cycles fit people short and tall, thanks to an easy-to-use adjustable seat post. Short or tall, you’ve got stuff, and that’s why there’s a great basket to stow your things while riding. Fenders, skirt guards and chainguards keep your clothes clean. Automatic lights help keep you safe. Three speeds are perfect for Denver’s gentle grades. You’ll love the magic red bike!

I have personally used this bike sharing program and LOVED it! So easy and such a fun way to get around the city. Here are my top ten facts about Denver Bike Sharing includes a few tours.

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1. The first large-scale bike-sharing in the nation.

2. More than 800 shiny, red bikes available at 81 stations. 

3. Convenient. Pick up a bike at one station and drop it off at another – stations are conveniently located throughout the city near hotels and attractions. And each bike stations take credit cards.

4. All rides under 30 minutes are free!  

5. Rides of one hour are just a dollar.

6. A day pass is only $8. 

7. Gaining Popularity. In 2013, the total number of trips and estimated total miles traveled using B-cycles climbed 27 percent over 2012. Annual membership went up 47 percent and the number of times individuals bought a 24-hour membership increased 29 percent. Last year, users of Denver B-cycle took 263,110 rides, up from 206,974 in 2012 – an average of 913 rides per day. B-cycle was previously available only March-November but it has now converted to year-round operation

8. City Park Tour: Explore Denver’s very own Central Park. 

Pick Up A Bike At: 2045 Franklin St.

Where To Go: Cycle east on E. 21st Ave. towards the enormous City Park, a perfect place for a two-wheel adventure. Ride around Ferril Lake and be treated to sweeping views of the Denver skyline. During summer nights, the Prismatic Electric Fountain in Ferril Lake wows with columns of water colored red, white and blue. Visit the Denver Zoo or the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. You might even want to make a pit stop at the Denver Bicycle Cafe, a bike shop/taphouse/coffeehouse at 1308 18th St. Heaven on earth?

Drop Off Your Bike At: 2045 Franklin St.

9. Denver Botanic Gardens & Cheesman Park Tour

Pick Up A Bike At: 1051 York St. (Denver Botanic Gardens)

Where To Go: Head west on High St. towards Cheesman Park, a green space favored by locals. There, cruise around the route that circles the park for a ride with views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Then head back to the Denver Botanic Gardens to enjoy 23 beautifully landscaped acres.

Drop Off Your Bike At: 1051 York St. (Denver Botanic Gardens)

10. Washington Park Tour

Pick Up A Bike At: 1280 S. Washington St. (Louisiana/Pearl Light Rail Station)

Where To Go: Ride east on E. Louisiana Ave. to Washington Park (Wash Park to locals), where you can coast around two lakes and kick back amidst flower gardens, big green lawns and fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Take Exposition Ave. east out of the park to Old South Gaylord St., a small but vibrant neighborhood with shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and taverns.

Drop Off Your Bike At: 1280 S. Washington St. (Louisiana/Pearl Light Rail Station)

INTERVIEW: Xtend Barre

barre class highlands ranch coloradoI recently had the pleasure of taking an Xtend Barre class. I LOVED it!  From Pilates to barre to yoga to spin, I am addicted to group exercise classes.

The Xtend Barre class was a complete body workout: arms, legs and core. I was sore all over the next day! And the class incorporated cardio. It took my favorite things of each of my group exercise classes and put it all in one!

Developed from a dance/Pilates background, the Xtend Barre workout combines the amazing results of dance with the principles of strength and safety in Pilates. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom. The end result is a long and lean physique… without added bulk. Plus, it’s really fun! Overall, it was a great experience and I look forward to my next class.

I am thrilled to introduce you to April Norris, the owner of Xtend Barre Highlands Ranch. This television reporter left the news room to follow her passion of opening up her own barre studio.

Book your own class today online! For new clients, buy one class and get one free.

Xtend Barre Highlands Ranch | 3620 East Highlands Ranch Pkwy #103 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126  |  303-791-2100

When and why did you start your business?

I was working in television news in Memphis, TN and wanted to feel passionate about life again.  Xtend Barre is what I’m passionate about so I decided to open a studio.  Our first day was July 20th, 2014.  I wanted to create a warm inviting environment for women to come to socialize and workout.  We’ve had very positive feedback.

What makes Xtend Barre different from a typical workout class? How about other barre classes? 

Clients consistently proclaim that the Xtend Barre workout is truly different from other barre and PIlates workouts.  Xtend Barre is a high energy workout that combines serious sculpting exercises done at the ballet barre with lively music and cardio. Unlike other barre workouts which solely focus on pulsing and micro-movements, Xtend Barre includes a larger emphasis on dance while still incorporating fundamentals of Pilates.

What are the benefits of Xtend Barre? 

It elongates your muscles to help you stand taller — achieving a dancer’s grace. The Xtend Barre Workout is a fast-paced, 55-minute full body immersion that fuses dance, Pilates and sculpting exercises at the ballet barre to give you a chiseled body.  The results are fast!

Can you do Barre when you are pregnant? 

Yes!  Expectant mommies should let the instructor know how far along they are and we will provide the correct modifications for a fun and safe workout.  We currently have a woman who is 35 weeks pregnant coming to class twice a week and she loves it.

How many times a week do you recommend doing your classes? 

We recommend about 3 times a week.

Is each class the same routine? 

We never have the same routine which also sets us apart from other barre workouts. Our instructors have gone through intense training and love to switch things up daily.

You left your previous career as news anchor to open up your own Xtend Barre Studio, what have been the biggest challenges of moving to a new state with a new career and business?

That’s funny.  I don’t have time to list them all!  I call Xtend Barre my second act. Choosing to leave news was extremely hard, but opening this studio has been the hardest thing I have ever done. You have to remind yourself not to second guess your decisions.

What is your favorite thing about living in Colorado so far?

Seeing the mountains every day.

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Spotted: Lux meets Military

Stand at Attention in these military-inspired finds. This trend is perfect for our Colorado lifestyle. We love to layer and, of course, Coloradans have mastered the art of dressing casual and chic.

A few of these items are available locally on our newly launched boutique {see below for direct links}.

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Top left: Nili Lotan Shrunken Military Jacket available at Boulder Boutique Willow and on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE

Top right: Smythe Military Jacket available at Boulder Boutique Willow and on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE

Middle left: Felix Bag locally made available on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE

Bottom right: Jordan Louis Utility Pant available at Boulder Boutique Willow and on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE

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