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Base Coat Modern Nail Salon x Gallery in Denver’s Tennyson neighborhood is a fresh feeling outpost for respite and rejuvenation. Owner, Tran Wills has taken great care to deliver a space that is clean and inviting, with particular attention to art and design details. The first artist to exhibit, “celebrating the modern woman”, is Sara Ford. This new pampering spot opened in September and focuses on natural beauty products + treatments, including an exclusive collaboration with eco skincare line, R.L. Linden & Co. from Denver. Other non-toxic product lines include: NCLA, RGB, Priti NYC and Zoya. Keep an eye on their events page, where there is never a shortage of reasons to visit.

Mark Rothko @ The Denver Art Museum

Intricate paper workings of artist pair, Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair.  As shown at Black Book Gallery in Denver and recently written up in Juxtapoz.

Mobile Pop-ups // Horseshoe Market // Tennyson // Denver, CO

While the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver typically attracts many makers and booth types, this last occasion saw a growing contingency: the mobile pop-up shop.

Stores Featured: Brick & Mortar General Store (based in Denver with regular local pop-ups), Coast to Coast Vintage Mobile (originating in NYC, currently pinging coast to coast) and Small Room Collective (from Austin and roaming the West).

A common theme: the urge among these store owners to steer their own destinies by wandering, exploring, meeting new people in new places, bringing the retail experience to their customers direct and generally enjoying a new quality of life on the move.

Mustang Grey’s // The Alamo // San Antonio, TX


A little Texas gem in The Alamo artist community. Wares, jewelry and clothing from nearby border towns give this shop its relaxed Latin-Western appeal.

Images: Melissa Belongea

Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato will be in Denver this Saturday at their Goldyn boutique trunk show happening from 2-5. Definitely a great fashion event not to miss. Stop by to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a chance to meet a pair of fantastic designers!

Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato will be in Denver this Saturday at their Goldyn boutique trunk show happening from 2-5. Definitely a great fashion event not to miss. Stop by to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a chance to meet a pair of fantastic designers!

Seaweed & Gravel // Leucadia // Encinitas, CA

Squeezed into a small building of the post office parking lot in one of North County San Diego’s most beloved beach towns, is this tiny universe of motorcycle, surf, art and vintage-inspired culture.


images: Melissa Belongea

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego // La Jolla, CA

Chuck Close self-portrait and a collection of work all testing the boundaries of reality.

images: Melissa Belongea

Echo Park Craft Fair // Echo Park // Los Angeles, CA

What began as a backyard affair among friends and artisans has since evolved into this bi-annual market. Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven (both incredible designers in their own right) are the co-producers of what has grown into a highly coveted event. Check their website for details and upcoming schedule.

images: Melissa Belongea

General Store // Venice // Los Angeles, CA

Next door to Tradesmen, this is one of the best curated shops around. With items new and old selected for their usefulness and artistic appeal, Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter create sanctuaries of beauty. Venice is the second location, the original is in San Francisco.

images: Melissa Belongea