5 Organizational Tips for your Kitchen

Tips by Megan Pacheco with Organized by Design

  1. Visualize the way you want your space to look and function. What do you have in mind for the space? How will it serve the needs of you or your family? This will help you know exactly where your headed and what you’ll need.
  1. Pull everything out and sort through it.  Figure out what will go back into the space and start placing those items where you think you want them. If you haven’t used it, needed it or remembered that you have it, it should be donated.
  1. Now that you know what you’re keeping it’s time to decide how to display and organize it! Be creative and don’t be afraid to repurpose or reuse storage containers you find around your home.
  1. Don’t forget to label! This will help you and your family put things back. If everything has its own place it makes it easier to maintain your newly organized space.
  1. Now that you have all this extra space it may be tempting to fill it up.  Make sure your only purchasing or acquiring things that you truly need and always make sure that anything you bring into your home has a designated place.

Tips Megan Pacheco with Organized by Design

Photos by Vanessa Kruse


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Four Seasons Denver invites smitten sweethearts

Because “you live only twice,” Four Seasons Hotel Denver invites smitten sweethearts to luxuriate in 007 style this Valentine’s Day – from its extraordinary Spectre package to the blissful Diamonds Are Forever offerings.



Four Seasons unveils its over-the-top  $7,007 Spectre package for Valentine’s Day, featuring the following:

  • Two-night stay in a One-Bedroom Suite (February 13 and 14, 2016)
  • Four-course dinner for two in EDGE
  • Couple’s suite treatment in The Spa
  • Tom Ford sunglasses (as seen in the movie) and Tom Ford Italian Cypress fragrance from Neiman Marcus
  • Bollinger James Bond 007 Spectre Limited Edition 2009 Champagne
  • DVD of Spectre
  • Sensational Spectre floral display from The Perfect Petal

Priced at USD 7,007 for two nights (February 13 and 14, 2016), this package requires a seven-day advance booking.

The Hotel’s award-winning Spa will offer Spectre After Hours, which includes:

  • Private access to The Spa after closing
  • Signature High-Altitude Revitalising Gemstone Ormus Ritual for two
  • Leave with the gemstones used in the treatment: amethyst, opal, turquoise, jade, tiger’s eye, carnelian and hematite
  • Rose petal pathway leading to treatment room
  • Bottle of Dom Pérignon

Priced at USD 5,000, this package requires a seven-day advance booking.

Diamonds Are Forever

For a romantic stay on a “non-Bond” budget, couples can take advantage of the Diamonds Are Forever package:

  • One night stay in a Superior Room (either February 13 or 14, 2016)
  • Champagne and strawberries in-room amenity
  • Diamond bath salt amenity

Priced starting at USD 365 for one night, this package does not require an advance booking.

The Spa will offer Becoming a Bond-Girl, a lustrous facial with diamond powder:

  • For dry, devitalised skin lacking in moisture, this facial smooths and softens while retaining moisture far below the surface. Using a specialised masque blended with diamond powder, jojoba oil and hyaluronic acid, this facial encourages the skin to retain maximum hydration. Harmonised with botanicals such as aloe, rose, evening primrose and calendula, the skin is exfoliated to remove dry skin build-up and massaged to stimulate oil production. Priced at USD 300 with Valentine’s Day special price of USD195.

Diamond Martini

This shimmering martini, offered at USD 22,222, will be kept under “lock and key” until ordered: a real diamond served in the martini, shaken or stirred. Keep this two-carat, cushion cut diamond afterward with compliments of Hyde Park Jewelers.

For room reservations, contact the Reservations Department at 303 389 3033. For Spa reservations, call 303 389 3020.

The Infinity Braided Updo Tutorial

Just in time for New Years Eve……

“I love this braided updo because even though it appears as if you need mad braiding skills to achieve it, you really don’t, ” explains Roxie Jane Hunt, contributor for www.Latest-Hairstyles.com. “The bones of this hairstyle are all based around basic braiding techniques, making the infinity braid do-able for anyone. Medium-long to long hair is needed to create this look. If you don’t have quite enough hair to create the finished look you desire, simply throw in a few clip-in extensions!

The infinity braid is also a perfect style for day two dirty hair (and beyond) and the perfect DIY look that can take you from a casual lunch date to an evening formal event in a snap.”

Step 1

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For this gorgeous look, you will need to section the head into threes, two small side sections and one large section down the middle. French braid one of the side sections.

Step 2

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Create a basic three-strand braid on the remaining side section and larger middle section. Secure all braids with a small elastic.

Step 3


Starting with your center braid, wrap it loosely into a bun.

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Use bobby pins around the bun to secure it in place.

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Take the French braided section and wrap it under and around the middle bun. Pin into place.

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Finally, take the remaining smaller side braid and wrap it over and around your middle bun. Pin that braid into place and spray the entire look with a hairspray of your choice.


Jan 20th – March 11: Get Lost In a Dream

Screen shot 2016-01-21 at 11.55.44 AMOn January 20, Arts Brookfield, the global arts and events program of commercial real estate corporation Brookfield, commences its arts and cultural programming for the 2016 season with In a Dream at Republic Plaza. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, January 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Republic Plaza (370 17th St.).

Featuring the collaborative work of 12 emerging artists, In a Dream highlights selected works from the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ (MOA) Altered Reality exhibition, directed by master artist Cory Gilstrap. The emerging artists are a part of MOA’s signature education program, Design and Build, and hail from university programs across the country.

“MOA’s Design and Build program provides emerging artists with opportunities to express their creativity in collaborative art projects,” said Tim Vacca, MOA director of programs. “Generating temporary public art and exhibitions, the artists must work together to build pieces that reflect the overall theme while considering several other elements, including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette-making, construction and installation.”

Andra Archer, curator for Arts Brookfield, adapted the original exhibition, Altered Reality, curated by Cynthia Madden Leitner, as In a Dream for Republic Plaza. The exhibition accentuates pieces that twist everyday perceptions, disrupt expectations, and slant idealism. This family-friendly exhibition includes Cloudwalk, an art piece that lends itself as an interactive, stage-like work that offers visitors a participatory experience to literally walk in the clouds as a photo opportunity.

“In a Dream invites visitors to reconsider their own reality,” said Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield. “We are proud to partner with the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Design and Build program, which never fails to bring fresh ideas and perspectives from some of today’s most promising art students to the beauty of Brookfield’s Denver properties.”

“The artwork selected creates a playful and tactile exhibition that encourages a participatory element,” said Archer. “The site-specific pieces, which are adapted for the Republic Plaza space, invite tenants, visitors and families to get lost In a Dream.”

The show runs from January 20 through March 11 and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and free to attend.

For more information about Arts Brookfield, visit artsbrookfield.com

About Arts Brookfield

Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier buildings in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.

About Brookfield Property Partners

Brookfield Property Partners is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies, with over $65 billion in total assets. We are leading owners, operators and investors in commercial property assets, with a diversified portfolio that includes over 130 premier office properties and over 150 bestin- class retail malls around the world. We also hold interests in multifamily, triple net lease, industrial and hospitality assets. For more information, visit www.brookfield.com.

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Great Gatsby Twin First Birthday

As a mom of twins, I am incredibly impressed with this first birthday. It is so stylish and adorable! Major props to this super mom and her mad organizational skills to create this epic great gatsby first birthday for her twins.

Notes from Mom and event planner, Cydney of Stiletto Events

When my twins were born, I started planning their 1st birthday pretty quickly – I wanted something different and unique.  We planned a Great Gatsby themed party with gold, sparkles and a mimosa bar. Many of the elements were DIY – including my daughter’s dress, which I made myself.

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Volkel Image | Styling: Stiletto Events | Floral: Oakes Fields Floral
Sparkle Table Cloth: Linen Hero | ONE marquee sign: Lighting and Design by Scott  | Avery’s Dress: SugarSnapsCo | Roman’s Attire: H&M | Food: DIY | Invites/Signs: DIY

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