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GOLF
GRANDEUR
Discover the jawdropping majesty of
six of Colorado’s beautiful golf courses.
LOCAL HEROES
A compelling photo essay of individuals making a difference
FOREST BATHING
Explore the state’s best spots to unwind and relax
SAYING I DO
Getting hitched … pandemic style
July 2020
Table of contents | july 2020
Individuals Who Make a Difference: In Words and Photos
Well-known photographer Katy Tartakoff chronicles some local heroes of our society in a compelling photo essay.
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Golfing Beautiful – 6 Stunning Courses to Tee it Up
Breathtaking scenery abounds on Colorado’s courses, making it impossible to narrow the photo-op moments to just a handful. But if beauty is what you seek, we found six courses that boast clickworthy settings.
By Shauna Farnell
Let the Good Times Roll(s)
When Andy Stonehouse took delivery of Rolls-Royce’s newest $400,000 SUV, he looked forward to driving the test vehicle through the picturesque Colorado landscape. The pandemic had other plans for the grand adventure, but he still found joy in this incredible machine.
By Andy Stonehouse
Real Estate in the Time of Covid-19
The window is open and it’s a great opportunity for homebuyers. Sellers are motivated and buyers are ready to settle into the home of their dreams. Best of all, market conditions are helping to make the homebuying decision a great deal easier.
By Steve Blank
Forest Bathing Takes Center Stage
It’s not what it sounds like, but it’s catching on as a phenomenal way to slow down, breathe, and literally smell the flowers. Our writer introduces you to some ideal spots for your first (or next) forest bathing experience.
By Jamie Siebrase
Made in Breckenridge: 5 Products You’ll Love
The authentic mountain town of Breckenridge is home to a host of creative types who have turned their unique products into popular businesses. Writer Shauna Farnell highlights some of the best, one-of-a-kind offerings that are Breckenridge born and produced.
By Shauna Farnell
Saying I Do Getting Hitched … Pandemic Style
Romance is still in the air, but weddings are looking very different in the time of Covid.
By Monica Parpal Stockbridge
Trapped in Todos Santos
A local potter quarantined in a charming artist’s colony in Mexico – and took time to learn new techniques, enjoy family time, and soak up the sunsets.
By Micah Ling
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Looking for Colorado’s best resort-home values?
You’ll find them – at Rendezvous in Winter Park
Easy to Get To, Easy to Love
Only 69 miles from Denver (with no tunnel nightmare!), Rendezvous is a spectacular four-season resort-home community in Winter Park, voted America’s #1 ski destination two years in a row, and a year-round base camp for every conceivable mountain adventure.

Our new-home offerings satisfy a wide range of budgets and preferences, including our wildly popular BuckHorn Cabins and stunning ElkHorn Townhomes – the greatest values in mountain resort real estate by any measure – square footage, quality, accessibility.

Tour the beautiful BuckHorn and ElkHorn model homes and learn how within reach a mountain getaway home can be.
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  • 2 bedrooms/2 bath plan/1,455 SF
  • Expanded 10’ x 18’ patio (hot-tub ready!)
  • Spacious sleeping loft
  • Detached 1-car garage
ElkHorn Townhomes
  • 3-4 bedroom plans/1,850-2,280 SF (approx.)
  • 2-car attached garages/storage space
  • Generous outdoor living areas
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BuckHorn Townhomes
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MooseHorn Cabins
From $1,000,000

ElkHorn Townhomes
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RamsHorn Cabins
From $1,250,000

Custom Homesites
Starting at $350,000
publisher’s NOTE | July 2020
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It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since we first heard about Covid-19. There has been an overwhelming amount of news and change, and the future remains rife with uncertainty. But even in the midst of all the turmoil, there is a lot to anticipate.

Restaurants are reopening, and patios everywhere are coming alive with patrons who are practicing their best social distancing/social dining etiquette. Families are starting to re-engage in a safe way, and more venues are welcoming the public. Hotels are encouraging guests to enjoy a stay in newly sanitized environs, and best practices can be observed everywhere you look. And then there are the masks. We’ve seen them all, from standard blue to whimsical you-name-it. And in the end it doesn’t matter which is your mask of choice, it’s all about putting it on and wearing it with pride.

In our July issue, we are thrilled to introduce you to some of the men and women who truly are making a difference. Whether on the front lines or in line standing up for what is right and decent, these individuals are going the extra mile – often at risk to themselves — to ensure our community endures in a thoughtful, safe and positive manner. Photographer Katy Tartakoff, well-regarded by many in Colorado, is compiling many of her phenomenal portraits for a book that pays tribute to these brave people – showcasing their beautiful portraits and chronicling their thoughts as they move forward to create change. The photos that appear in this issue will be part of her book titled, A Time of Awakening: Walking With Grace. Stay tuned for more information on this stunning tome.

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Considering Home Ownership? title
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Considering Home Ownership? title
Now is an opportune time to purchase property and build real financial equity
By Steve Blank

Throughout the nation, real estate markets are evolving and adapting to the new realities of COVID-19. These new levels of adjustment are present in areas including technology, showing of properties, the manner in which sellers prepare for showings, lending standards, safety and health considerations, and in the overall understanding of the market’s psychology and energy.

Recognizing we live in a somewhat different world begs the question, “what does this mean if I’m buying or selling (or both)?” The largest driver of any housing decision is where and how people may want to live. It helps to reflect on some real estate history, combined with current events, to provide a clearer perception of the real (estate) world.

2400 E Cherry Creek South Drive Unit 302, Denver CO, 80209 exterior
120 S Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80246 exterior
120 S Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80246
6 Beds | 9 Baths | 8,193 SF | $2,950,000

120SClermont.com

The home as a sanctuary is more meaningful now more than ever, and that sentiment holds true throughout this thoughtfully remodeled Hilltop home.

2400 E Cherry Creek South Drive Unit 302, Denver CO, 80209 exterior
2400 E Cherry Creek South Drive Unit 302, Denver CO, 80209
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,503 SF | $849,000

OnePolo302.com

Exclusive and rare offering in Denver’s premier condo building – One Polo Creek. No expense was spared in the 2017 renovation – $175,000 of upgrades have been added to this 2 bed/2bath unit.

71 S Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80209 interior
71 S Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80209
4 Beds | 5 Baths | 3,758 SF | $1,395,000 – UNDER CONTRACT

71SJackson.com

Contemporary Cherry Creek Stunner with 4 Outdoor Spaces! Sleek and full of designer touches, this 4 bed 5 bath townhouse checks all the boxes.

2000 Little Raven Street Unit 1B, Denver, CO 80202 interior
2000 Little Raven Street Unit 1B, Denver, CO 80202
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 3,444 SF | $1,485,000

2000LittleRaven.com

Resting on the banks of the South Platte River and overlooking the City of Cuernavaca Park, this incredible 3,444 SF loft is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history in one of downtown Denver’s most coveted addresses. Developed by renowned preservationist Dana Crawford, Flour Mill Lofts is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and is one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

527 Columbine Street, Denver, CO 80206 interior
527 Columbine Street, Denver, CO 80206
4 Beds | 5 Baths | 3,970 SF | 2,195,000

LiveInCherryCreek.com

Compare this property to anything else in Denver’s premier neighborhood Cherry Creek North, and the difference is clear. You will instinctively notice the quality design in this brand-new custom-built duplex that delineates modern luxury living.

475 W 12th Avenue Unit 12D, Denver, CO 80204 interior
475 W 12th Avenue Unit 12D, Denver, CO 80204
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,085 SF | $519,000 – UNDER CONTRACT

Million Dollar Views for nearly half the price! Enjoy City Views that include The Capital, Mile High Stadium, all of Downtown, as well as incredible west-facing mountain views from two private terraces.

1737 Central Street Unit 501, Denver, CO 80211 interior
1737 Central Street Unit 501, Denver, CO 80211
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,031 SF | $979,000

1737Central.com

This modern penthouse masterpiece is unlike any other condo in LoHi. With a private elevator, private 2-car garage, and only four total homeowners in the building, this home offers the utmost in luxury, convenience, safety, and privacy. Simply put it’s the perfect urban luxury retreat!

2000 Little Raven Street Unit 1B, Denver, CO 80202 interior
2000 Little Raven Street Unit 1B, Denver, CO 80202
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 3,444 SF | $1,485,000

2000LittleRaven.com

Resting on the banks of the South Platte River and overlooking the City of Cuernavaca Park, this incredible 3,444 SF loft is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history in one of downtown Denver’s most coveted addresses. Developed by renowned preservationist Dana Crawford, Flour Mill Lofts is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and is one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

527 Columbine Street, Denver, CO 80206 interior
527 Columbine Street, Denver, CO 80206
4 Beds | 5 Baths | 3,970 SF | 2,195,000

LiveInCherryCreek.com

Compare this property to anything else in Denver’s premier neighborhood Cherry Creek North, and the difference is clear. You will instinctively notice the quality design in this brand-new custom-built duplex that delineates modern luxury living.

475 W 12th Avenue Unit 12D, Denver, CO 80204 interior
475 W 12th Avenue Unit 12D, Denver, CO 80204
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,085 SF | $519,000 – UNDER CONTRACT

Million Dollar Views for nearly half the price! Enjoy City Views that include The Capital, Mile High Stadium, all of Downtown, as well as incredible west-facing mountain views from two private terraces.

1737 Central Street Unit 501, Denver, CO 80211 interior
1737 Central Street Unit 501, Denver, CO 80211
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,031 SF | $979,000

1737Central.com

This modern penthouse masterpiece is unlike any other condo in LoHi. With a private elevator, private 2-car garage, and only four total homeowners in the building, this home offers the utmost in luxury, convenience, safety, and privacy. Simply put it’s the perfect urban luxury retreat!

477 N High Street, Denver, CO 80218 exterior
477 N High Street, Denver, CO 80218
4 Beds | 5 Baths | 5,256 SF | $1,950,000

Located in one of Denver’s most coveted neighborhoods, this beautiful Denver Country Club home is less than 20 years old and has been tastefully remodeled over the last few years.

1070 N Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80218 exterior
1070 N Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80218
8 Beds | 6 Baths | 11,041 SF | $3,995,000

1070Humboldt.com

The Thompson-Henry Mansion is located within the Humboldt Street Historic District (often referred to as “Humboldt Island”), overlooking beautiful Cheesman Park. Built in 1905, and designed by the Baerresen Brothers, the 11,000+ SF Georgian-Revival Style home features an impressive classical facade, semicircular portico, and Palladian windows, making it a fine example of the Turn-of-the Century Neoclassical architectural style

4242 Bryant Street, Denver, CO 80211 exterior
4242 Bryant Street, Denver, CO 80211
2 Beds | 1 Bath | 747 SF | $369,000 – UNDER CONTRACT

This charming townhouse in the heart of Sunnyside provides an incredible location with move-in ready amenities.

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A Time of Awakening:
Walking With Grace
A photo essay of some of the individuals who are making a difference
By Katy Tartakoff

Editor’s Note: Photographer Katy Tartakoff has spent years artfully capturing the essence of the human spirit through her lens. Recent events led her on a path that has been at times emotional, and more often rewarding. Here in her words are the story behind these enduring and beautiful photographs. These photographs and stories, along with many more, will be published in a book entitled A Time of Awakening: Walking With Grace.

The followng photos and stories are copyrighted by Photographer Katy Tartakoff. All rights reserved. Text and photos may not be copied or used in any fashion without direct permission from the photographer.

This is the beginning of a project I created to honor the lives of all those individuals who matter … who make a difference. The people working through these challenging times, who make our lives better, regardless of the risks they face. Included in A Time of Awakening: Walking With Grace will be the faces of Black Lives Matter, immigrants, people of color and Native Americans. They’ll be the folks who clean buildings, stock grocery store shelves, the waste management folks, the people making food and delivering door to door, the migrant workers who make it possible for us to eat healthy fresh food … the medical professionals and first responders … the moms and dads who help their children finish school online … the list goes on.

sports
green six
of Colorado’s
Most Scenic Golf Courses
You’d better bring your ‘A’ game,
because the views are seriously distracting
By Shauna Farnell
Pinning down a short list of Colorado’s most beautiful golf courses is no easy task. There are literally dozens of greens strewn across the state regularly singled out as the world’s best by connoisseurs of all levels. Often your best days on the course boil down to the weather, the company and/or those magical swings that often strike at the most unexpected times. Still, the handful of courses highlighted here have been named  as standouts by avid Colorado-based golfers for their hypnotizing scenery, course challenges and overall impressiveness.
sports
green six
of Colorado’s Most Scenic Golf Courses
You’d better bring your ‘A’ game, because the views are seriously distracting
Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
By Shauna Farnell
Pinning down a short list of Colorado’s most beautiful golf courses is no easy task. There are literally dozens of greens strewn across the state regularly singled out as the world’s best by connoisseurs of all levels. Often your best days on the course boil down to the weather, the company and/or those magical swings that often strike at the most unexpected times. Still, the handful of courses highlighted here have been named  as standouts by avid Colorado-based golfers for their hypnotizing scenery, course challenges and overall impressiveness.
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Magnificent,
Monumental Motoring
An utterly surreal time in Rolls-Royce’s Cullinan, its new ultra-luxury SUV
By Andy Stonehouse
T

ime seemed to stand still when I ever-so-gently floored the gas pedal of the most expensive SUV in the world, a behemoth of British grandeur, and flew up I-70’s Georgetown Hill like a rocket. All the time perched high above the world in a cabin so leathery, so whisper-quiet and so smoothly insulated from the world that it felt like a dream, despite having the mass of an armored personnel carrier.

Such is the joy to be found in the rather otherworldly confines of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a nearly $400,000 ultra-SUV which cruises with totally gentle largesse. It’s an absolutely massive, winter-ready machine that is all hand-built elegance, crystalline perfection and pure automotive statement, wrapped up in one boxy, V-12 engine-powered package.

health & wellness
Practice Forest Bathing All Summer Long
Boost your immunity with a “forest bath” on one of these scenic Colorado trails.
By Jamie Siebrase
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growing body of scientific evidence indicates that spending time in the outdoors promotes mind-body health. Even a short nature infusion can have a big impact on one’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

That’s the idea behind the concept of Shinrin-yoku, coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the 1990s during a countrywide campaign designed to encourage urbanites to reconnect with their natural surroundings.

The English translation – forest bathing – is a misnomer since, no, we aren’t literally going to suds up in the wilderness. (Though, all of these trails do have water features!) Think of forest bathing as a meditative hike. Practitioners use skills of observation and relaxation techniques to take in the forest atmosphere — all the while bolstering their immune systems and reducing stress hormones.

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5
amazing goods made in
Breckenridge
5
amazing goods made in
Breckenridge
All of these online-available products are designed, produced and manufactured with love at 9,600 feet
By Shauna Farnell
Most of us think of Breckenridge as a standout product of nature and history. One glance at its glorious towering ski area, historic Main Street or expanse of hiking and biking trails is enough to register that Mother Nature begot the place with an extra-special touch. However, within its walls, Breckenridge is also home to a number of creative enterprises, small businesses, and one-of-a-kind makers forging everything from candles to whiskey with a touch all their own. Here are some of the standout Made in Breckenridge products you can order from wherever you are:
When Bernadette Foley and her husband, Chris Simoni, lived in a tiny cabin without electricity, they burned through a lot of candles for light. They discovered that some wax sticks were irritating to the eyes and throat, while the lasting glow of others was incredibly soothing and therapeutic. In an effort to perfect the latter effect, they spent several months testing a variety of waxes, oils and wicks and settled on all-natural ingredients – non-GMO soy wax, essential oils and cotton wicks – and in 2011 launched Breckenridge Candles. They hand pour each of their candles, mix aromatherapy potions and make their own labels in a cabin located in the Breckenridge Arts District, out of which they conduct candle-making workshops. All products, including apothecary and mason jar candles as well as DIY tin candle-making kits, are available online.
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In Sickness & In Health typography
How couples can navigate planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mallory Munson Photography
By Monica Parpal Stockbridge
Denver couple Tassi Herrick, 33, and Justin Keith, 37, have been engaged for nine months and planned to get married in Belize on May 1, 2020. They’d booked a catamaran tour, a crab shack rehearsal dinner and a private beach for their ceremony with family and friends.

But as their date approached, COVID-19 revealed itself as a serious threat to public health. “I think it was that week of St. Patty’s Day when everything got a lot more serious,” Herrick says. “It was becoming very apparent that [our wedding] probably wasn’t going to happen.”

wanderlust
in Todos Santos,
Baja California Sur
Living
the Artist’s Life
During
the Pandemic
By Micah Ling
wanderlust
“TRAPPED”
in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Living the Artist’s Life During the Pandemic
By Micah Ling
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n March 13th, Ty Brookhart left his home in Gold Hill, Colorado, to travel to Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, for the wedding of his two good friends. Todos Santos has a reputation for catering to surfers, mountain bikers, and artists of all kinds. It was supposed to be a long weekend away from the fresh snow that had fallen in the Rocky Mountains, to relax in the sand and celebrate friends. But with another round of snow headed to the mountains of Colorado, and COVID-19 forcing more and more travel restrictions, it was easier for Ty to fly his three-year-old son, Wilder, and his son’s mother, Rachel, to Baja, rather than getting back to Colorado himself. The respite lasted nearly three months.

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Guess Who I Saw
Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of The Broadmoor
Through the years, some of the best scenery at the world-renowned Broadmoor resort has been the guests. If you’ve ever walked through the beautifully appointed halls in the west building, you’ve undoubtedly stopped to study the star-studded photographs that adorn the walls. So many celebrities have stayed at the resort, that it reads like a who’s who – resort-style.

Many of these high-profile guests have enjoyed the world-class links, and back in the day it was not uncommon to spot notable personalities, from Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Jackie Gleason to President Dwight Eisenhower. According to Russ Miller, director of golf at The Broadmoor, many well-known individuals loved coming to the resort during the summer for a week of golf, food and relaxation. Today the tradition continues, and don’t be surprised to catch a glimpse of a familiar face — such as Bill Gates, Condoleeza Rice, or Peyton Manning — teeing it up on one of the hugely popular courses.

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