If you’re looking for art in Denver, your go-to destination is the Denver Art Museum. Filled with American Indian Art, Western American Art and contemporary sculptures, this museum also has a nice sprinkling of modern art gems, plus great special exhibitions.
Lovers of abstract expressionist art must pay a visit to the Clyfford Still Museum. Opened at the end of 2011 in the heart of Denver’s arts district, the museum represents the most comprehensive collection of Still’s work anywhere.
Turin (Torino in Italian) is a beautiful city filled with cafes, arched porticoes, bookstores and plenty of museums. With a hint of French flavor, and a pinch of regal charm, this northern capital of Italy’s Piedmont region is refreshingly free of the masses of tourists that populate much of Italy. It’s the perfect place to relax, take it slow, and savor the sights of Italy’s car capital.
Inside trendy Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver, award-winning Panzano serves up Northern Italian fusion fare with inventive zest while maintaining a commitment to sustainability. Decorated in hues of plum, mocha and chocolate, pen and ink drawings of Italian landmarks line the walls while the windows overlook busy city streets. Best of all the food here is as artful as the decor.
Seeking a stylish place to sleep in Denver? Then check out Hotel Monaco. With the scent of flowers wafting through the air and the mellow beat of eclectic lounge music filling your ears, this hip retreat in the heart of the city is filled with designer flare. Just steps away from the bustling shopping and dining district of 16th Street Mall, the hotel’s lobby houses shelves of graceful ceramics and is populated with contemporary furniture in bold colors juxtaposed with a western theme (think modern leather chairs with horse stirrups hanging from the arms). All this is set beneath a star-studded ceiling hung with a Moroccan-inspired globe chandelier.
We recently found ourselves at the swanky Four Seasons in Denver. Located right in the heart of all the action and just steps away from trendy Larimer Square, this recently opened hotel is a shrine to elegant modern design.
Along Washington Boulevard in Culver City is a nondescript barber shop. Step inside and you’ll likely see customers getting spruced up in the barber chair. But head on to the back of the joint and give a knowing nod to the man by the unmarked white door and you’ll find yourself inside a hidden corridor behind the barber shop.