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The Stabbing of a Neon Heart // Denver, Colorado
By September 22, 2014
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Editor’s Choice: Our Top 5 Favorite Hotels of 2012
By December 26, 2012
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Riviera Palm Springs.

We’ve stayed in some pretty darn stylish hotels this year, from urban city retreats to ultra modern design hotels, to charming B&B’s, sleek boutique luxury hotels, swanky 5-star chains, and countryside manor houses. Out of all of them, here are our top 5 choices from 2012:

Cahernane House Hotel Ireland 17 Editor’s Choice: Our Top 5 Favorite Hotels of 2012 travel top articles hotel design
Cahernane House Hotel.

#1! Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Ireland

Staying in an Irish manor house in Ireland is an absolute must if you’re exploring the Irish countryside. One of the quintessential Irish experiences, they can be found speckled throughout the countryside and offer little pockets of homey luxury. I can’t begin to describe how truly beautiful this place is!

Denver Museum Guide Part 2: Photo Tour of the Denver Art Museum
By July 13, 2012
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Sandy Skoglund’s Fox Games Art Installation.

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.

Denver Museum Guide Part 1: The Clyfford Still Museum
By July 12, 2012
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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.

Panzano: Denver’s Gourmet Italian Hot Spot
By July 6, 2012
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Cavolini di Bruxelles.

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.

Mile High Boutique Chic: Hotel Monaco Denver
By July 2, 2012
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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.

The Four Seasons Denver: Minimalist Design Meets Modern Luxury
By June 25, 2012
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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.

Denver’s Public Art Boom: 4 Sculptures Making a Big Splash
By May 21, 2012
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The mile high city seems to have public art springing up on every corner these days. Check out some of these innovative works:

The Big Blue Bear

“I See What You Mean” by Lawrence Argent
(Corner of 14th Street and Stout Street)

At the Denver convention center a big blue bear sculpted in geometric angles towers 40 feet high against the convention center’s glass walls. Seeming to peer through the glass, this bear is a downtown icon. Made from composite materials, its form was extrapolated from 3D digital images then built from over 4,000 interlocking concrete and polymer triangles.

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