December 2015 Around Town 1

St. Julien Hotel is the Best in the West

Condé Nast Traveler announced on October 20th the results of its 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Boulder’s St. Julien Hotel & Spa is recognized as number 10 of the fifteen. More than 128,000 people cast votes for the best hotels, cities, cruise ships and islands in the annual survey. As a result, 1,500 of the best travel experiences in the world were recognized by Condé Nast Traveler readers. St Julien Hotel & Spa is the only hotel in Boulder recognized in the awards. A distinguished member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, a AAA Four-Diamond Property and a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel, St Julien Hotel & Spa features 201 guest rooms, the 10,000-square-foot spa at St Julien, dining at Jill’s Restaurant and T-Zero Lounge, and more than 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space—all with beautiful views of Boulder’s famed Flatirons and the Rocky Mountains. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most reputable recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Under Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards are selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

2015 Esprit Entrepreneur Award Honorees

The Boulder Chamber announced the winners of the 2015 Esprit Entrepreneur awards. Each year, the Chamber recognizes exceptional local businesses and individuals, celebrating the success of their entrepreneurial endeavors and their contributions to the community’s economic vitality. The awards were presented on November 18 during the Esprit Entrepreneur event in the new Touchdown Club at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field.

This year’s honorees include:

Entrepreneur of the Year – To Sphero, for demonstrating innovative spirit, determination and values that exemplify the Boulder community’s brand of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneur Legacy Award – To Dave Query, founder of the Big Red F Restaurant Group, for building a lasting tradition of success, bold vision and values that is a model for other entrepreneurs and businesses to follow. Each of Dave’s celebrated restaurants is driven by passionate chefs, sourcing ingredients with integrity and practicing culinary technique to its best measure for over 20 years. Moreover, they’re dedicated to the best Boulder traditions of hospitality and grace, helping make the city a Mecca for great dining. In addition, Dave’s restaurants are renowned for contributing back to the community through their support of numerous non-profit events and their environmentally responsible practices.

Entrepreneurial Community Builder Award – To Peter Grant Johnson, for his work and volunteer service as he helped shape Boulder’s entrepreneurial culture that drives our innovative spirit. Before his untimely passing and still today, Peter was and is lovingly renowned as a “Champion for Good,” bringing people together to build a better community.

Cured Opens Second Location

After a growing demand for Cured’s gourmet sandwiches and prepared food, Will and Carol Frischkorn began looking to expand to the West end of Pearl Street, where more businesses reside. The intimate 460-square-foot space, across from PMG and Sushi Tora, will host the limited, yet carefully curated favorite items that can be found at the flagship East Pearl shop like gourmet chocolates, dried pasta, anchovies, bitters and more. It may not be as much of a foodie hub as the East location, but that is only because of a strong focus on more prepared foods for grab-and-go lunch and dinner. The Cured West location will always have five sandwiches available: a sweet, a savory, a grilled cheese, a vegetarian option, and the infamous Spicy Frenchman sandwich (brie, butter, ham, and fig compote) will be available everyday, only at this location. The rotating gourmet sandwiches come from a lengthy list of 41 that they’ve built up overtime. There will always be two rotating soups and a bone broth bar supplied by Western Daughters. Unlike the East Pearl location, there will be no wine and the cheese and salami selection will be more limited. The new space will be shared with the boutique floral shop, Fawn’s Leap, and will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SculpSure Comes to Boulder

The office of Dr. Hale and Dr. Pilkington at Azeal Dermatology in Gunbarrel has been selected as the Center of Excellence in Colorado for SculpSure™. This is a proprietary light-based device for the reduction of stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, etc. SculpSure’s breakthrough body contouring technology is designed to permanently destroy up to 24 percent of treated fat in a 25-minute procedure. There is no downtime with SculpSure, so patients can return to normal activities immediately. “Even with diet and exercise, most people have areas of stubborn fat that seem impossible to get rid of,” states Dr. Hale and Dr. Pilkington. “SculpSure can help patients achieve the results they are looking for with a non-invasive treatment that fits into their busy lifestyles.” Azeal Dermatology is very honored to be the first office in Colorado and a six state region to offer this incredible technology.

Boulder Country Day

Boulder Country Day School (BCD) invited all Boulder parents to participate in an exciting, free educational opportunity focused on engaging families in making a positive impact in our community and beyond. On November 12, special guests Natalie Lynn Rekstad and Elizabeth Dowling, Ph.D. of Black Fox Philanthropy led a discussion about a parent’s role in shaping their child’s philanthropic values and finding age appropriate pathways to engage positively in their community. The event was free and open to the public. Boulder Country Day School has a long tradition of providing its students with opportunities to participate in community service and encourages activities that empower students to make a positive impact. “By inviting parents to join us in that effort, and giving them the tools to do so, we are building a culture of giving that will stay with our young people in the years and decades after graduation,” adds Susan Boyle, BCD director of admission and marketing. As part of the November 12 event, BCD students and alumni were able to share their philanthropic experiences and unique family cultures that support their drive to make an impact.

BRICK Knitwear

BRICK knitwear believes in well-constructed knit apparel created with the finest yarns and made right here in Colorado.  BRICK knitwear launched in fall of 2014 in Boulder county. The company meets the demands of people wanting a quality garment made locally. BRICK knitwear has sourced the finest cashmere-merino yarn, taking advantage of the natural performance properties found in merino, but with the soft-to-the-touch feel of cashmere.
At BRICK knitwear, they do their production in-house, so they can be closely involved in all the stages of the production process. Their products are handmade on vintage hand-operated knitting machines. Their knitwear production facility is a zero-waste operation and they donate all leftover yarn to a local fiber artist. At BRICK knitwear, they find our inspiration in nature and do our part to preserve and conserve the environment. The young designer/ owner of BRICK is a Boulder resident and is excited to share her designs with the community.