Light it Up: Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light

Super sad that Chihuly is gone? Don’t fret, friends! With the holidays upon us, the Denver Botanic Gardens turns into a beautiful, sparkling spectacle of light throughout the grounds.

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Photo Credit: Denver Botanic Gardens website. Click on the photo to check out more info on the Denver Botanic Gardens!

Check out the new displays this year at the York location Botanic Gardens; bring the family and weave throughout the lights sipping hot drinks and munching on seasonal snacks. Instead of bustling around shopping malls stressing out over the holidays, relax and unwind with friends and family ENJOYING the holidays at the Botanic Gardens! Read more for Dates, Times, & Cost Continue reading

30 % OFF: Get Crafty for Christmas: Make 12 Gifts in 4 hours

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Use 30% off code until Wednesday Night for Share Denver’s Holiday Craft Workshop: WRKSHP30. Click on the photo to be re-directed.

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We know.

You promise yourself every year that you will hand-make your holiday wares, and this year was no exception. Feel yourself falling a little short on the gift-giving quota?

No worries – Share Denver‘s got you covered with their Holiday Craft Workshop.

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On December 6th from from 1 – 5 pm MST, join Share Denver‘s nicest and most awesome instructors to create gifts that you’re PROUD to give to those you love. 

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5 Cheesy & Awesome Holiday Things to do in Denver

Can’t beat the holidays? That’s cool – join ’em. Why not? Tons of holiday events around Denver are *FREE* and actually quite delightful. Attending them can lift your spirits and get you back to that kiddie Christmas-like feeling you had when first watching Miracle on 34th Street.

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Don’t be a grinch – get out there and get in the spirit with these super fun activities for you, your friends, and family to all enjoy.

Here’s 5 totally cheesy and totally rad things to do to get into the Christmas Spirit in Denver, Colorado. Did we mention they’re free?… Continue reading

How To… Make Kirigami Stars

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Pictured are the beautiful Kirigami Stars that our Craft Expert, Becky R., taught us how to make. For more info on teacher Becky R. & Share Denver, click on the photo to visit the website.

Here in Denver, we crafters are lucky because a magnificent place called Share Denver exists; this fun, down-to-earth crafting space is located just off of 29th St. on Fairfax and ran by one of the coolest chicks we know. There are a variety of classes, spanning the crafting spectrum for reasonable prices – most classes include instruction as well as all materials needed (unless otherwise noted).

Not only does Becky Hensley, owner of Share Denver, teach classes like Crochet 101 and Cross-Stitch 101, she also brings other passionate and skilled crafters, like Becky R., in to teach classes like the one we attended today – Kirigami Stars. Here’s what we learned… Continue reading

I Heart Denver… the Store!

 

 

 

 

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A store that loves Denver as much as all of us? YES! It DOES exist! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Oct 2014.

There’s a store that loves Denver just as much as we do, and it’s located in the Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall.

Unlike other touristy shops around that area, this is a place for proud natives, excited newcomers, and curious tourists alike, selling ONLY local apparel, artwork, and other fun gifts. They support over 150 local, Colorado artists! Know what’s even cooler? 70% of the sales in the store go back to the artists and business-owners so that they can keep doing what they do.  Continue reading

Black Shirt Brewing – Chasing Perfection

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Click for Black Shirt Brewing Website. Source: BSB Facebook

Here at Denverspeax, we have always been drawn to people who are passionate. We recently had the opportunity to interview one of the most passionate breweries in town: Black Shirt Brewing (BSB). Our first visit to Black Shirt Brewing was on the Slow Roll Pub Crawl a few weeks back. We really enjoyed the beer and vibe in the short time we spent there, and wanted to experience more. We were given the opportunity to sit down and explore the mind of Chad Miller CEO and co-founder of Black Shirt Brewing.  Continue reading

How To Pick Where to Live in Denver

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To some, downtown Denver looks like this map to the left. Lots of sturdy neighborhood names that can be chopped into quirky little nicknames, like “LoHi” (lower Highlands), “Cap Hill” (Capitol Hill), and “LoDo” (Lower Downtown).

It can get confusing, frustrating, and pretty depressing trying to figure out where to live in Denver proper. Not only that, with apartments and homes going faster than they’re being listed, “acting fast” a lot of times is too slow.

We’ve lived here for four years, and are hoping this guide will help you to narrow down where you should live in Denver. We hope it’ll allow you to make those quick decisions when scouring the city for apartments. Continue reading