In southeastern Colorado, the Wet Mountain Valley is the heartbeat of the state for many Coloradans. Framed with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the Wet Mountains to the west, the valley encompasses magnificent panoramic mountain views, a haven of homesteading country for farmers and ranchers, and a constellation of tiny towns […]
When Jon Weber decided to expand his successful San Diego steakhouse, Cowboy Star, to a second location in Colorado Springs he hired a local, Bryan Bradigan, as the General Manager. Why? Because he wanted Cowboy Star to feel authentic to its locality here in Southern Colorado. “We wanted there to be a strong connection [between […]
This is a love story. I cannot think of a more fitting way to describe the lives of two individuals who happen to be the subjects of this piece: Arley-Rose Torsone and Morgan Calderini.
During the winter months when there’s a chilling nip in the air, there is something so comforting about finding a nice warm place to relax with friends and enjoy a cocktail. Even better, when that cocktail is served piping hot and creamy smooth like the delicious classic, Irish Whiskey. The COCO team recently visited The Hotel […]
Since opening Fruition Restaurant in 2007, both Alex and his restaurant have won numerous industry awards, including Zagat’s best Colorado restaurant, Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2010, and Alex has been a James Beard Award finalist several times. However, Alex says his biggest sense of accomplishment comes from the caliber of people he has had the opportunity to work with.
As a blossoming herbalist whose heart is filled with love and respect for the plant world, my vision is to perhaps inspire you to explore and connect with the wilderness on your own and learn from the best teacher: Nature.
Plants are both pure magic and science, teachers and healers. They are a manifestation of the beautiful collaboration between all different elements, including sun, earth, water and minerals.
Driving past the Nevada and Uintah intersection in Old North End last year, I spotted large, beautiful windows on the first floor of what appeared to be a retail space under renovation. “How odd,” I thought. “A retail space in a neighborhood.” My curiosity piqued, I pulled over and looked in to find not a […]