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Where to Buy a Wedding Dress in Denver

Whether you’re new to Denver or just new to being engaged, you may be overwhelmed trying to find a dress in the Mile High City. With a multitude of boutiques within city limits and even more in the suburbs, it feels like you could spend years just trying find the perfect dress. Well, don’t worry about extending your engagement. Depending on your style, you can find a perfect gown or even have the right dress made for you. Emma and Grace Bridal Emma and Grace is not just a local shop run by two fierce Denverites, but also acts as a design studio. With designer dresses that range from $1,500 to $7,000, this boutique is great for those with a flexible budget. Located in a roomy loft in the trendy RiNo district, you’ll feel more like you’ve been transported to a New York studio than a Denver bridal boutique. Emma and Grace Bridal is wonderful for those that like detailed gowns with unique and couture accents; this boutique is appointment only, so make one online …

Best Neighborhoods: Washington Park

Located just over 4 miles south of downtown Denver between I-25 and Speer and Downing and University, the tree-lined streets and suburban yet urban feel make Washington Park one of Denver’s most coveted neighborhoods. The park gets its namesake from the 2.5 mile long park situated in the middle of the neighborhood, where historic, brick bungalows line the streets, many of which have been updated with a unique attributes. The area boasts a variety of home types, including traditional homes, duplexes, townhouses and condominiums. While the historic homes may draw many to this neighborhood, the easy access to transportation, shops, restaurants and grocery stores make this an ideal neighborhood to live in. About the Homes Made up of historic homes, the average house in the area is roughly 76 years old. Due to the  popularity of the neighborhood and the unique homes available, the average home in Washington Park is listed at roughly $750,000 and sells for around $729,940. The cost of homes in the area have been steadily rising with a list price up …

4 First Date Ideas

So you’ve just met the perfect match on Tinder, OKCupid or maybe somewhere else. If you’re not into the Netflix and chill game, you might want to take your date out on the town. If you’re new to Denver, or just don’t get out that much, you might wind up in a place that’s too loud, too expensive or all around weird (lookin’ at you, Sancho’s Broken Arrow!). Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Here are a few places to take your first date that won’t break your budget or your hopes of getting that goodnight kiss. Avanti Food & Beverage So you don’t know what your date likes. You don’t know if they have any food allergies or preferences. Don’t worry, Avanti has you covered. With multiple eateries and a huge selection as well as booze, Avanti is a great place for a date that you’re trying to get to know. Choose from noodle bowls, arepas, sandwiches and more for relatively decent prices and get to know your date with food you actually both …

Denver Public Transportation Guide

One of the most exciting and sometimes frustrating parts of living in a rapidly growing city like Denver is watching its infrastructure grow. Despite what seems like never-ending construction sometimes, there have been some very exciting moments in Denver public transportation growth and development. When RTD’s W Line opened in April of 2013, thousands of people turned out for the grand opening ceremony and free rides. When the A Line—the “Train to the Plane”—opened, 80,000 people rode it the first weekend. All of the light rail excitement and growth is part of Denver’s FasTracks plan. By 2018, the plan will allow for better commutes to and from suburban areas, as well as to Boulder and the airport. But as the rapid changes in Denver’s transit happen, it can be difficult to keep up with where you need to be and where to choose a place to live based on commute. Here’s a quick guide to the present options and future changes that might impact where you live and how you commute. Denver If you’re located …

Mom Friendly Exercise Programs

Immediately upon visiting or moving to Denver, many newcomers point out just how healthy everyone looks. Denver consistently ranks among the healthiest cities, and with its abundance of parks, paths, hiking trails and outdoor activities available all year long, it’s not hard to see why. Families get in on the athletic lifestyle as well, with parents hiking with their kids in backpacks, biking with their kids behind them or running with two dogs and double stroller on a park path. While leading an active lifestyle may seem a prerequisite for moving to Denver, it’s not always easy when you have kids. Fortunately, a number of Denver area gyms and studios offer mom friendly exercise programs that integrate kids into the workout or provide safe childcare options for them while mama gets her sweat on. Belly Bliss From early pregnancy to the post natal months, Belly Bliss, located in Cherry Creek North, offers classes for moms-to-be and moms with little ones as well. For those looking to stay fit while sporting a bump, they offer yoga, …