Holidays in Cherry Creek

holiday shoppingIf you are in the Denver area this holiday season, make sure to spend some time in Cherry Creek, one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods. Located just five minutes from downtown, Cherry Creek is a charming 16-block community that boasts parks, gardens, outdoor cafes, local bakeries, and coffee shops. Aside from the lovely scenery, it is also a hub for shopping and dining. Between Cherry Creek North, with 320 independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and spas, and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, including 160 shops, the neighborhood is one of the largest shopping destinations between coasts. If you have holiday shopping to get done, or just want to enjoy window shopping and good food, the Cherry Creek neighborhood is the place for you.

Cherry Creek North is the ideal location to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Both locals and return visitors consider it a holiday tradition to browse the shops and restaurants during the holiday time. Many of the boutiques, galleries, salons, and spas even have extended shopping hours on Sundays from December 7th through the holiday season. To make your holiday shopping experience even easier, Cherry Creek North is offering complimentary 2-hour holiday parking with proof of purchase from a Cherry Creek North store or restaurant every Thursday-Saturday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), from November 28th through the holiday season.  The valet parking locations are Fillmore Plaza and Josephine Street.

Finding something for friends and family is easy – finding something for yourself is even easier! For all your holiday party fashion needs, take part in Cherry Creek’s free Holiday Trunk Shows for a preview of the latest merchandise from Cherry Creek North boutiques. Located in the lobby of the JW Marriot Denver Cherry Creek North from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. December 19th, several of the neighborhoods most popular boutiques will be presenting their unique merchandise.

If you need a break from the shopping, head over to Cherry Creek North’s temporary holiday box office to pick up tickets for current theater productions and a variety of free activities for the whole family every day of the holiday season. Or, if being on your feet has built up an appetite, sit down at one of the many restaurants, cafes, bars, or sweet shops in the vicinity. From coffee, to burgers, to frozen yogurt, to Indian, Italian, Spanish, French, or Japanese cuisine, you are sure to find something to eat to satisfy any craving.

Cherry Creek North Announces 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale

The much-anticipated Cherry Creek Annual Sidewalk Sale is just around the corner. This year, the popular event will take place from Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22. While the hours may vary by store, the Sidewalk Sale Hours for the Cherry Creek North 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale are scheduled to take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Currently, Cherry Creek North has not released its full participant list and location map, but it promises to release the information soon on its website. With nearly 100 boutiques and businesses located in Cherry Creek North, the event is sure to be just as spectacular this year as it has been in previous years. The Cherry Creek North Annual Sidewalk Sale is known for the amazing sales and opportunities it provides to shoppers each year. In addition to being open and offering special deals during the Sidewalk Sale hours, many participating boutiques, shops and restaurants offer unique specials and opportunities that are only available during the weekend of the event.

For those who have not attended the Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale for a few years, the region has experienced some amazing changes over the past couple of years. Last year, the self-funded $18.5 million streetscape project entitled “The New North” was completed. The project’s grand opening event, which was attended by approximately 6,000 people, took place on June 25th of last year. Thanks to this extensive streetscape project, the area offers new landscaping, improving lighting and better signage. The area also experienced infrastructure upgrades and other improvements that help make the area easier to navigate and enjoy.

Last year, the Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale event participated in the popular Lemonade Day, during which young entrepreneurs line the streets with their lemonade stands. Whether or not the Sidewalk Sale will involve any additional partnerships this year remains to be seen.  Be sure to keep checking in with the Cherry Creek North website to learn more about participating stores, special events and special offers that will be available to those who participate in this year’s event.

Welcome Sur La Table!

Some exciting Cherry Creek North shopping news includes the opening of Sur La Table here in our Cherry Creek North neighborhood!  The new store will be located at 121 Clayton Lane and will open at the end of July.

Sur La Table sells cookware of the highest quality and offers cooking classes taught by expert chefs held in the store.  Sur La Table buyers travel the world searching for the best and hard to find merchandise in the industry.  The store will feature premium quality cookware and serving pieces.

For chefs and amateur chefs and just simple hometown cooks, the store is going to be a fabulous addition to our Cherry Creek North neighborhood and one that is sure to enhance our culinary delights!

Hot Heads Salon in Cherry Creek North

While there are different definitions as to what makes a good hair salon, it boils down to experience, technique and talent.  Hot Heads Salon has been deemed as one of Cherry Creek North’s prime makeover destinations for a cut or color with stylists having a combined total of over 75 years of experience.

The full service salon offers everything from new hair treatments like the Brazilian blowouts to pedicures and facials.

162 St. Paul Street
Denver, CO80206
(303) 399-3822

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Hours: Mon, Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Tues – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm; Sun 11 am.

Hot Heads isn’t the only great salon and spa that Cherry Creek North residents can enjoy a day of pampering- Cherry Creek North has over 50 salon and spa opportunities for residents, which include:

June’s Summer Shopping Deals

With summer here, there’s an entire new list of attire from sandals to thongs, to tanks, to shorts.  Cherry Creek merchants are offering the community a reason to get out and hit the stores to create that perfect summer look they desire.

Roxy is offering 20% off a T-shirt of your choice!  That’s not the only merchant in town that is getting us in gear for summer specials, Alicia the Boutique is featuring a huge June sale of 40% off select resort and spring items.  Lands End, as always, has some great deals, as well!  Sears will be hosting a Father’s Day sale, as well as, many other merchants with their share of bargains.

For residents that would like to rejuvenate the face, Vitahl has some magnificent offers on peels, Latisse and Botox.  For those that are a little more interested in their pallet, Whole Foods will be offer some great weekend specials during the month of June.

Don’t forget that June is the ideal time for love to bloom, and The Twisted Tulip has a complete list of June Specials to ensure everyone has a way to say “I love you”.

June shopping is the perfect start to the summer, and merchants are taking the time to offer a great bargain shopping experience.

Harry and David Opens Temporary Store at Cherry Creek Mall

Cherry Creek Mall is now how to the temporary holiday store Harry & David. The store, which is officially known as “Harry & David Orchards” sells gourmet foods and gifts that are geared specifically toward holiday shoppers. In addition to featuring pre-made gift boxes, the store also features “create your own” bento boxes, Rogue Creamery artisan cheeses and exclusive wines.

Although the stores are only going to be open on a temporary basis, Chief Executive Officer Steve Heyer hopes the stores will help to create a long-term customer base as customers return to the online store to place orders even after the stores have closed.

In all, the company plans to open up 16 temporary holiday stores in strategic areas throughout the country. In addition to the Cherry Creek Mall store, temporary stores have been opened in all of the following locations:

• Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia
• Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia
• Oak Street in Chicago, Illinois
• Beachwood Place in Cleveland, Ohio
• Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut
• Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas
• Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles, California
• Post Street in San Francisco, California
• Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia
• Tysons Galleria in McLean, Virginia
• Fifth Avenue and Columbus Circle Holiday Market in New York, New York
• Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts
• Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Pine Street in Seattle, Washington

Please note: Harry and David is not in Cherry Creek Mall this year.  Please find their store locations below.  Call for extended holiday hours.

Castle Rock:
Outlets at Castle Rock
5050 Factory Shop BLVD
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 660-6651
Mon – Sat: 10am- 8pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
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Outlets at Loveland
5809 McWhinney BLVD
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 663-2990
Mon – Sat: 10am- 8pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
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For the month of October SOL will be collecting new and gently-worn bras to donate to The Gathering Place.  When you bring your gently worn bras to SOL, treat yourself to a bra fitting and make a difference for yourself AND someone else.

Since 2005 SOL has distributed more than 3500 bras to the women of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.   But SOL owners Cindy Johnson and Jeanie Peterson along with SOL lingerie’s staff do more than just donate the bras. They go once each month to do the same private fittings they do for their Cherry Creek North customers, demonstrating a gentle touch and taking one more burden from the women The Gathering Place serves.  If none of the donated items fits a woman, SOL orders a brand new bra from a manufacturer free of charge.

SOL…store of lingerie

248 Detroit Street
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

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SOL Lingerie 2010 Ad Campaign Launch Party

August 10, 2010


SOL Lingerie 2010 Ad Campaign Launch Party

WHAT: The SOL Girl has parked her truck from her Road Trip and taken to the
skies!  Destination SOL!  Join us Wednesday August 25th from 5-8pm as SOL…Store
of Lingerie, one of the country’s leading lingerie stores specializing in bra
fitting and fine European intimate apparel,  celebrates the ‘Denver Based Flight
Crew’ that created SOL’s 2010 Ad Campaign: SOL Air.

Wednesday August 25th from 5-8pm is the opportunity to get your picture taken
with the SOL Girl and get her autograph. Meet Cindy Johnson, SOL’s co-owner and
the Creative Director behind the entire concept, as well as all the other talent
who made it happen: Photographer, Jody Zorn of Zorn Photo, graphic artist Bari
de Jaynes, hair stylist Sedrique, SOL Girl Tiffany Vartanyan and the rest of the

Mix and mingle over drinks and airline peanuts. Everyone who attends receives
their very own custom SOL Air luggage tag and is automatically entered to win a
$500 shopping spree at SOL!  Shop the new Fall styles that have just arrived and
the Behind the Scenes video of the shoot will be shown for the first time
throughout the evening.

A percent of proceeds will be donated to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space
Museum who generously offered their site as the location for the SOL Air photo

WHEN: August 25th, 5-8pm

WHERE: Sol…store of lingerie
248 Detroit St  (in Cherry Creek North)

CONTACT: Janelle Kenny

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Cherry Creek Mall Adds 5 Elite stores

A French boutique, fashionista favorite, self-serve yogurt shop, Sports Authority’s first venture into high-end performance wear, and the shopping center’s first nail salon are expanding Cherry Creek Mall’s selection of stores.

BCBGMAXAZRIA, which has already opened, carries women’s ready-to-wear lines by founding designer Max Azria. Shoppers can choose from evening dresses, swimwear, footwear, handbags and watches, among other items. The store’s name comes from the French phrase “bon chic, bon genre,” which reportedly is Parisian slang for “good style, good attitude.”

Cherry on Top, a self-serve yogurt store, recently opened on the lower level. Posh Nails, the mall’s first nail salon, has opened on the upper level next to Macy’s.

Façonnable, a boutique featuring French Riviera-inspired fashions for men and women and S.A. Elite are both scheduled to open this summer. The Cherry Creek location of S.A. Elite, which Sports Authority designed to meet the needs of elite sports enthusiasts, is the first one to be launched.

The Denver Business Journal reports that the Cherry Creek Mall is the exclusive location for each of the five new stores. They join the mall’s other 37 stores, each of which is exclusive to the Denver area.

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The Art of Shaving

Before it became an art, there was a history to shaving that would take us back into the Stone Age.

Early man had discovered several ways to remove hairs from his face, but most widely known is that he simply plucked them out using two seashells as tweezers. In fact, tweezers have taken their place in history as the most popular grooming tool ever invented. Used by both “civilized” and uncivilized men to painfully remove body and facial hair. More recently shaving had become one of those glorious male traditions, to be passed down from father to son. But somewhere along the line, shaving became just another mindless morning exercise in Stone Age dignity. But things have changed.

Tucked away on the second level of the Cherry Creek Mall is the “The Art of Shaving”. Developed in 1995, it’s a classic tale of boy meets girl, and both quickly step to the forefront of what would become a revolution in Men’s Grooming. You can read their story here.

Located in the Cherry Creek Mall, at 3000 East First Ave. in Denver, “The Art of Shaving” combines traditional barber services with 21st century aromatherapy solutions and skin treatments. The shops themselves represent as the classic barber-shop, but with service and products that bring together the luxury and care a man used to expect from his favorite barber.  Expertly trained technicians use quality botanical ingredients and pure essential oils to raise shaving to an art, once again.

Now the line between looking your very best, and insufferable vanity is of course razor-thin.  And so, if during their famous Royal Shave, or as the scented lotions are gently massaged into your temples, you start feeling a little too precious,  just think of seashells, and maybe ask for another beer.

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