Holidays


For that transplant in your life — and we’ve all got some — nothing says “Colorado is my home, really, I mean it” like some swanky state gear complete with that superfluous Colorado flag logo. And while that stuff’s a dime a dozen these days — those “Made in Colorado” stores are no longer vanquished to just the 16th Street Mall but found at nearly every retail location from the Front Range to the Western Slope — if you want truly authentic Centennial State gear, head over to Colorado hipster paradise, Coloradical.


HedonXmas — Fancy Feasts

To limit yourself to a single meal or item at Denver’s shiny new Central Market on Larimer Street is to wave a centrally-located finger-bird at the entire field of culinary arts. Opened just this fall, Central Market is a foodie’s orgasmic paradise. Craving fresh baguettes? Hop over to Izzio Artisan Bakery.


There are ways to help a bit with a hangover, but Gursky says there are some things people do that are virtual locks to make a hangover worse. The simple, sad truth is, if you guzzle champagne and whatever other boozy treat comes your way on New Year’s Eve, you’re in for a hard day Jan. 1.


In capturing the Moravian spirit, start by making or buying paper Moravian Stars. These stars, which have 25 or 26 points, are often found illuminating windows or perched above porches during the holidays. They date back to the 1700s when Moravian students in Germany constructed the stars to aid math lessons. The luminescent stars were seen as early as 1747, lighted in windows of buildings in the Moravian community of Herrnhaag, Germany, according to historians.