Friday, August 22, 2014

Bronzed and Beautiful Sunless Studios

Hey All!

One of my favorite things EVER is hard working women. I am a hard working woman and it's not easy out there. That's why I absolutely love to celebrate and acknowledge all the hard working women out there doing the dang thing, especially the ones with kiddos! 

My friend Casie just opened a great tanning salon THREE STORES down from my doll shop on Broadway! It's super exciting! Cassie and I used to get into all kinds of trouble when we were kids, playing in our parents antique stores. Now, we are still trouble, but we are a little bigger :)

I LOVE SPRAY TANS! They are super fun and change your whole look. If you have never tried one, you have to try it just once.

Cassie's place is super cute. She has her own mini storefront right in her Dad's store which is Corky's Antiques on 1449 South Broadway.


Inside I love her color scheme! Turquoise and hot pink!



My favorite accessory she has there is her GORGEOUS new BABY! She is so beautiful. I just want to take her home!


So Casie has a great formula that she customizes each spray tan to your individual needs.If you have never done a spray tan because you are afraid of looking like this:

 Or this.
 
 OR THIS!
Don't worry!! Casie's are SUPER NATURAL looking. In fact, not one person has said, "Oh nice spray tan". If people say that, it's probably not a good thing. People are saying to me, "You look so healthy". "You are glowing" "You look relaxed", etc. Now THAT is a good thing. Her spray tans give you that little extra kick and glow that makes you look naturally glowing and beautiful.

Here I am RIGHT AFTER.



It's super nice to have it two door down from me. I can just walk in! The first time I went, it started raining! AAHHH! So I totally put on a trash bag and walked down Broadway. I was a BAG LADY ON BROADWAY!!


I love the tans for my Coors Gigs!


Go see Casie! She just opened a couple weeks ago. Her salon is totally adorable and she is such a bad ass. I just love her! Here she is with her Dad, Corky, on her wedding day. SCHMER!!!


Bronzed and Beautiful Studios is at 1447 South Broadway! Follow her on Facebook!


If you mention my blog, you get a special price on your first tan!! She also has a referral program if you refer your friends! I can't wait to see your healthy glows!!

XO,
Rachel

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Come to the Antique Row Neighborhood Block Party!!

Hey All!

My project for the last few months has been the Antique Row Neighborhood Block Party this coming Saturday, August 9th! I am the president of Antique Row and it's an organization focused on the preservation and conservation and education of antiques and culture!!

Its a great organization made up of all local business on South Broadway!


Next Saturday is the Antique Row Neighborhood Block Party!!

We have SO much going on and it's going to be super fun!

Do you have something you have always wanted to know about? Bring a canned food donation and get a free verbal appraisal from these quality appraisers!!

For the antique car lover, there is going to be a car show in the Turn of the Century Antiques lot, promoted and organized by my Brother, Darrel!

For the Art lover, there will be a LIVE mural painting at La Cour Bistro from 4:30-7PM by legend in the mural world, Patrick Kane McGregor!! He did the painting of Audry on the front of my antique store. Patrick is AMAZING - and his Bulldog Boug is pretty epic, too.



Dinosaur Ridge will be there with "Huey" the dinosaur and fossils to educate children and adults alike!! We will have a gift card raffle from Antique Row restaurants benefiting them!

There is a outdoor market, a water park for the kids at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant, face painting, a beer and braut garden at Black Crown Lounge and Accents, and SO SO much more!

Come out and see what South Broadway has to offer!!

xo,
Rachel

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

La Cour French Bistro & Art Bar!

Hey Guys!!

I want to tell you about a cute place that opened up on South Broadway's Antique Row called La Cour! It's a French Bistro and Art Bar! I tell people it's like "eating dinner in a French Art Gallery". They opened up this year and I love that they are on Antique Row!

The Monley family and friends, with members who live in Denver and in Paris, decided to share their love affair with France -- and the way that fine food, drink and art can elevate a person’s senses by opening La Cour! 

They have revolving art gallery pieces and do a monthly live urban art mural painting outside which will be done THIS SUNDAY!

They have a beautiful place inside and a nice outdoor patio. Here is their menu!


Their happy hour menu is super affordable and they have some delicious drinks!



My friends at La Cour offered my blog readers a good deal! Spend $10.00 and get $10.00 so come and visit them! Just print out my special coupon and go see them. It's super cute!!

1643 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Here is their website! http://www.denversartbar.com/




XO,
Rachel

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Here's The Thing: I Don't Care.

As anyone who knows me will tell you, my arch nemesis is none other than the Croc. What I enjoy more than anything though is this reputation for hating them. It's so fun! I have said before that Crocs have no business in public and unless you’re wearing them as a gardening shoe or for some other, purely practical reason (I know some people with foot problems find them to be the only shoes they can wear, for instance, and obviously no one’s going to blame them for that), I can see no good side to them. At all. Sure, I’ve heard all of the “but they’re SO! COMFY!” arguments, but here’s the thing: I don’t care.



Because LOTS of shoes are “comfy”, without looking like something the garden gnome just kicked off. FOR EXAMPLE! I own at least five pairs of Sperrys. They are so comfortable, affordable, and fun. My absolutely favorite is the Sperry Pennington Loafer. I have these in hot pink and neon green. #getyousome if you are looking for something fun, upscale, and affordable.



But anyway. This post isn't really about Crocs - it's about these new shoes by Zaha Hadid for Lacoste. They’re leather which is way cooler than plastic. They are ugly but still alluring. I would feel like a super hero.Check these things out! They retail for a cool $850.00





What I DO like about them is that they are a special edition from a series of Architects who designed shoes. That's what's actually interesting about them, they are very artistic. I could actually see these on a wall, just not on a foot. If you have enough money to buy these anyway, consider hiring me as a personal shopper. I can spend your money like an Arab Sheik and you won't look like an escapee from Comic Con.

Have a great Tuesday Lovelies!

Rachel 



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rollin' On Tubs.

You ever hear the term, "Rollin' on dubs?" Well Peyton has her own version of that - it's "Rollin on Tubs". I take her tub with her wherever we go and she has several tubs. They are easy to clean and she likes small spaces so she feels comfortable in them. She is kind of like Linus from Snoopy with that blanket, except her blanket is nestled in a plastic tub. I take tub shots ALL THE TIME but here are some of my favorites. :o)

Here she is at coffee, she was in her tub and actually fell asleep like this. She had a blanket on her which was kind of like a thunder jacket. It makes her feel secure, the blanket and the tub.


This day we had a brand new Jaguar convertible to cruise around in. Yep, in her tub. 



This is how she usually looks in her tub.



...but sometimes she is awake!

...and sometimes she has a mustache on:)

this is one of my favorite tub shots.

Obsessed,
Rachel

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Around here!




Hey Guys! Well it's been awhile and I was just talking with my cousin about my blog situation and being that I think my cousin is the only one that reads it - this post serves two purposes! To catch up and get my butt in gear because I really do love having a blog and also to give a shout out to Britney!

This past Saturday we participated in the Valverde Bazaar Outdoor Market. My boyfriend Eron puts it on and hosts it at his store and he does such a good job with it. This is the third one he has done and they just keep getting better and his hard work really shows.

Saturday Britney and I had our OWN booth together which was super fun! We started setting up bright and early!



Here is Britney's shudders before, and then after!


Britney showed her new frames that she re purposed and some awesome pictures she took while on hikes in Colorado! She also had some hand painted pots which people complimented a lot. Within 20 minutes she sold her first piece. GO BUDDY!

Here is a bigger view of our double booth, I brought lots of clothes and shoes and costume jewelry and of course some dolls.



Sara her sister and my sister-cousin came out to see (and also lent the tents to us, THANK YOU!!)


  This guy means business. I mean, what doesn't scream "I am a serious seller" more than a NEON fanny pack.  Awesome!!

There were also so many amazing other vendors and restaurants. Many from Antique Row and I was so proud :)


 Friends Vicky and Andy also came out and stayed the weekend. PS those ice cream sandwiches they were eating were amazing, the sellers sold out THREE times.

Britney and I worked hard and had an awesome day. We even toasted with some cocktails at the end which was super fun.

All in all, it was a great day and I am so glad we did it!
 
 I feel blessed to have such good friends and family and thank you to all who came out and good job Britney on your first market and bring such a rockstar! You are really talented!!

XO,
Rachel