City Guides Spotlight: Denver

All the not-to-be-missed spots in the mile high city

Sponsored content: A mile high city with Wild West roots and the scenic background to support it, Denver is as cosmopolitan as it is adventurous. From Rockmount’s original Western apparel to Pearl Velo’s stylish bikes, it’s not difficult to adorn yourself with the best of the west. And as a growing foodie destination, Denver is host to the sprawling indoor urban farm Growhaus. Find comfort …

Puff’s Preserves

Spice up breakfast with these boozy jams made in Denver, CO sourced with local spirits

Whether it’s homemade vodka popsicles or alcoholic cupcakes, the CH staff seems partial to sweet treats that involve a little tipple. A welcome newcomer is Denver-based Puff’s Preserves; handcrafted small-batch boozy jams that spice up any ho-hum breakfast (or lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner) routine. Kirsten Farabi uses her location to her advantage: Colorado is renowned for its craft breweries and artisan distilleries are also …

Painter Christian Rex van Minnen

Taking Surrealism back to its roots, Denver-based painter Christian Rex van Minnen has a less direct approach but similar style to that of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's sixteenth-century portrait heads. Playing with finely-rendered textures and visceral components suggesting organs, skin, meat, crustaceans and plant life, but also including more literal elements like flowers, clothing and silhouettes, the artist uses dramatic, one-point lighting adding a depth and creepiness …