Ruby Jane Boutique comes to Denver’s Highlands Square

The long wait is finally over! Ruby Jane Boutique has come down from the mountains to set roots in Denver’s Highlands Square. Located at 32nd & Lowell Ave., Ruby Jane, Denver is the newest addition to the Valley Girl Boutique Family of 5 highly successful shops in Breckenridge, Avon and Edwards, Colorado. For years, clients shopping these unique mountain boutiques have urged for a Front Range location and now those wishes have been granted.

The rapid and dramatic transformation of this beautiful new space was nothing short of miraculous. Square Root, Inc., a local construction company which works magic in both commercial and residential projects, was able to guide the way through permitting, demo, build-out and inspections to a grand opening in just 5 weeks! Opening the weekend after Thanksgiving, Ruby Jane has experienced the warmest of welcomes from loads of happy and satisfied new clients.

The buzz is contagious, come visit Ruby Jane and see what the hype is all about. Featuring fun affordable fashion, home decor and unique gifts, Ruby Jane is a super compliment to the likes of The Perfect Petal, Vert Beauty, Novo Coffee and Prost, making Highlands Square the place to shop, not only in northwest Denver but the Front Range. New inventory arrives frequently so shop often!.

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Alamo Drafthouse brings out a crowd at Sloan’s Lake.

The Alamo Drafthouse, Denver gave a glimpse of the fun that is to come, to young and old, at Denver’s Sloan’s Lake. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure on a giant inflatable screen was the featured presentation on a beautifully warm Saturday evening. With anticipation of a new Drafthouse theater in the Colfax redevelopment, local families came out to experience the magic that Alamo creates. A photo-booth, face-painting, swag from local vendors and of course brats, dogs and beer were highlights for all.

Pre-show entertainment was provided by the Rock-A-Billy sounds of Jonny Barber and a Rhythm Razor. Jitter-bugging to songs of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers and his trademark Elvis, dancing was a hit and culminated with a Pee-wee tribute “Dance-off” to Tequila. As darkness fell, the audience settled in for the fun and ridiculousness that the “Big Adventure” provides.

Proceeds from the event benefitted Girls Inc., which provides girls of Denver, the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the challenges they face.

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Progressive Martial Arts, mixing the old and the new with great success!

Progressive Martial Arts or PMA is a Denver establishment in the martial arts world. Established in 1985 to teach a fantastic blend of traditional methods in a contemporary environment, PMA has something for the young and the old. PMA creates a fun, healthy yet disciplined philosophy in all that they offer.

At almost any time on any given day, the facility is a buzzing hive of dedicated practitioners, preparing for or completing age-appropriate classes or working on individual skills. The rules are simple: work hard, show respect for the study and others, protect your opponent at all times and of course, have fun. With participants ranging in age and ability from 2 1/2 to 82 years old, it is testament to the fact that the dedicated study of martial arts and the PMA methodology is for anyone who is willing to put in the work.

The guiding principles of PMA are summed up well by founder, Mr. Stewart Lauper, in describing the goals for the youngest participants:

“We’re not trying to make them ‘Kings of the Ring,’ just excellent humans. And skill in martial arts increases that chance exponentially.”

On a personal note: We have exposed our 8-year-old daughter to the entire gamut of childhood activities and classes with mixed results. Almost immediately upon our start with PMA it became evident that we had found a winner. Our daughter showed an intrinsic dedication to not only participating in the classes and exercises but also the principles of training and positive lessons followed in the practices at Progressive Martial Arts.

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Novo Coffee….Denver roasters doing coffee right.

Novo Coffee has recently opened a fantastic new cafe in the hustle of downtown Denver. Located at 1600 Glenarm, across from the historic Paramount Theater between the 16th Street Mall and Denver Pavilions, this new location brings style and service together with the World’s best coffees. The father & son team of Herb & Jake Brodsky believe that the  path of the bean, from the plant to your cup, is very important to Novo Coffee and each step is carefully chosen.

We believe that it’s important to value the people who grow and harvest coffee cherries, the cultures that exist where coffees are cultivated and the economic relationships that are formed with every coffee purchase.” -Novo Coffee

Novo Coffee roasts the many offerings at their state-of-the-art facility in Denver’s Rhino District on Larimer Street. Roasting occur at the beginning of the work week with tastings scheduled on Fridays. To arrange a visit to the facility call: 303-295-7678.

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