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Girl's Night Out - SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

[ Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 0 comments ]
Get ready for the ultimate girl's night out... SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is coming to town!

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the whip-smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best-selling book and highly-anticipated movie, and brings it to outrageous life! Featuring musical numbers, steamy performances highlighting the famous hunk and his grey tie, and lots of hilarious surprises, SPANK! is bound to have you begging for more. Get in the mood with pre-show cocktails, then stick around and fulfill your fantasy, with the opportunity to take photos with the star himself!

SPANK! takes place at Paramount Theatre on Saturday, February 21st at 8pm. Here's a $10 off code, and we're giving away four tickets on our Facebook page

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Orange Theory Fitness Offering Series of Interesting Seminars

[ Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 0 comments ]
By Jaime Travis

Have you seen the new Orange Theory in the Town Center? Judging from the number of friends I have who are talking about their workouts, the answer for lots of people is "Yes"!  If you haven't, go try it out, your first class is free.  What's more, as of last week, OTF launched a series of seminars as part of their Weight Loss Challenge (the Stapleton location has 100 participants alone).  The seminars are open to anyone (you don't have to be a member) and promise to be interesting, informative and fun.

See the schedule below for details:

Lowry:1/17 @ 1:45PM - Hillary (Food Relationship/Life Coach)
1/24 @ 2PM - Lewi (Self Defense)
2/7 @ 2PM - Hillary (Check In)
2/8 @1230PM - Jess (Nutrition)
2/14 @ 230PM - Tiffany (Overtraining)
2/21 @ 2PM - Ashley (Life After WLC)
Stapleton:1/20 @ 8PM - Hillary (Food Relationship/Life Coach)
1/25 @ 1230PM - Lewi (Self Defense)
1/31 @ 100PM - Scott (Heart Rate 101)
2/8 @ 2PM - Jess (Nutrition)
2/14 @1PM - Tiffany (Overtraining)
2/22 @ 1230PM - Ashley (Life after WLC)

Also, if you have some workout shoes you no longer use and were wondering what to do with them, OTF has partnered with Soles 4 Souls and have a box in their studio to donate shoes! http://soles4souls.org/  They tell me the community has been SO generous, they filled that box within just a few days of putting it out in our studio.
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[ Friday, December 26, 2014 | 0 comments ]
By Jaime Travis

My family has been visiting Keystone almost every Saturday for the last 4 years.....well, that is, my husband and two kids have.  Anyone who knows me knows, I do not ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or do anything that requires me to be cold (and possibly fall repeatedly) for an extended period of time. I am a city girl through and through, and despite being a native, I have have no interest in learning any of the above.

Despite this, I want my kids to become skiers/snowboarders, and I love knowing that they have a top-notch ski program to guide them.  In fact, my son Jack has been part of the Keystone Kroozers since he was but a wee 3 year old.  My daughter, Lucca, who is 5, is enjoying her second year in the program.  Everyone knows there are myriad of choices in Colorado, we truly are spoiled, but for our family, Kroozers was a no-brainer.  Why you may ask?  There are a few reasons: first and foremost, Keystone is one of the closest resorts to the front-range, and luckily, also happens to be one of the best.  Second, the Kroozers program pairs amazing instructors with the same kids for the entire run of the program.  The instructors get to know the kids and give great feedback.  Lastly, the price.  This coming January Kroozers is a 4 week program and runs $399 for one child with discounts for the second.  February and March are 3 week sessions and are $340.  A one day ski lessons at the resort costs $163.  The savings is marked.

As I mentioned, my kids and husband make the one day trip up nearly every week of the winter, and after lots of guilt from my oldest, I was convinced to go up for a recent weekend.  I also invited my parents to come along, as I needed another non-skier (my mom), for solidarity.  After a little research, I discovered there are many terrific options for a stay at the mountain, and we ultimately opted for a 3-bedroom condo in River Run Village. The accommodations were outstanding, I am fairly certain my son would have happily stayed in his room the entire weekend once he caught a glimpse of the flat-screen tv en suite.  Our building (The Springs) also had a heated outdoor pool, complete with slide, outdoor fire pit and hot tub, also a huge hit.  We could very easily walk to the village and we were just steps away from the River Run gondola.  As Jack said "it was rad."

While the kids and my husband and dad were off skiing, my mom and I explored the village, did some shopping at the outlets in Dillon and just relaxed.  When the ski day was over we all headed over to the parade in River Run Village which ends at the ice-skating rink (every Staurday at 4pm) complete with choreographed dance moves, free hot chocolate and cookies and a DJ.  Later, we headed up to the summit of North Peak Mountain in the River Run gondola to the resort's fondue restaurant, Der Fondue Chessel.  If you're wondering if there was a wandering Alpine band serenading you during your meal, you're in luck.  And, you can never go wrong with dipping various items in cheese or chocolate.

On our final day at Keystone, I had the total pleasure of enjoying an 80 minute massage at the resort's bucolic spa.  Located on the ground floor of the Keystone Lodge and Spa, this little gem is a must visit for those in need of a little tlc.  As I discovered during our weekend, there are many, many things to do in Keystone for the non-skier.  The resort offers great shopping, dining, a wonderful spa, and the outlets are just a 10 minute drive away. There is ice-skating, tubing, Kidtopia (a kick-ass snow fort), great people-watching and gorgeous views.  Our weekend in Keystone really opened my eyes to what I had been missing over the years (fun, food, family, relaxation, beauty).

If you have never been to Keystone, or just haven't been in awhile, you should go! Thanks a million Keystone, I will be back! Read the full story »
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas - LIVE!

[ Friday, December 19, 2014 | 0 comments ]
There is nothing more Christmasy to me than going to a performance at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts downtown.

As a kid growing up in Longmont, some of my fondest memories are getting all dressed up to see the afternoon matinee of The Nutcracker with Grandma, Mom, Aunts and cousins.

A few years ago, I took my son to The Nutcracker. It was OK, but didn't have the magic for a little boy the same way it does for little girls.

So when we heard the musical of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was coming December 17-28, I knew it would be the right one to take my son to. And it did not disappoint.

Yes, everyone knows the story of the Grinch. The nearly perfect cartoon is hard to beat, and you don't want to mess with perfection - so the musical doesn't. They embrace the Grinch that we love - the hairy, drumming fingers, the petulant Grinchy scowl, and that bass voice. There is even a chance for the audience the chance to belt out "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. A nasty wasty skunk..."

And yet they came up with a sweet way to tell the story from the viewpoint of Max, the dog.

It was absolutely delightful. The moment when it began snowing - real, wet snow - in the Buell Theater was pretty magical - the stuff memories are made of.

There are matinees this weekend (Dec. 21-22) and next (Dec. 27-28) and even a 7:30 performance on Christmas Day - but hurry, tickets are selling fast!
GET YOUR TICKETS for How the Grinch Stole Christmas www.denvercenter.org >
Also playing:

The Nutcracker by Colorado Ballet
A Christmas Carol
The Santaland Diaries - David Sedaris (hilarious!)

Or take a break from Christmas shopping for Story Time with the Grinch - December 19 & 23 at 11:30am in Cherry Creek North!

Join the Grinch for story time as he reads How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the DCPA Holiday Box Office from 11:30am- 12:30pm on December 19 & 23. The Holiday Box Office is located at 2771 E. 1st Ave., Cherry Creek North (next to Bose, across from the mall). Story Time is free and open to the public. 

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New Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa Now Open in Northfield!

[ Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 0 comments ]

By Stapleton Moms

The new Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa - located in Northfield Stapleton - is now open!  I recently visited the new space and found it to be extremely inviting, with many upscale touches.  The spa, owned by local husband and wife duo Scott and Libby Kolble, brings much needed convenient and affordable health and wellness services to the Stapleton community.  Hand & Stone Northfield offers various types of massage, facial and waxing services, as well as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, eyebrow and eye lash tinting.  The spa located at 8370 Northfield Blvd. between Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works is currently running great Grand Opening specials!  Visit the spa for an Introductory Signature Massage or an Introductory Signature Facial for $49.95.  Holiday specials are currently available in which customers will receive $20 off of all spa gift card packages, plus a free $20 gift card! They make wonderful holiday presents.

Scott and Libby are Colorado natives who became interested in opening their spa in Stapleton shortly after they got married in August 2013.  The couple is very passionate about bringing upscale spa services to the community at an affordable price.  Hand & Stone Northfield is the tenth location to open in the Denver Metro Area.  Customers can take advantage of extended hours as the spa is open Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Come check out and support this locally owned business!

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