48 Hours in Cherry Creek

The number one tourist attraction in Denver is the Cherry Creek Mall but there is so much more to this toney hood than a mall crawl. Spend 48 hours this weekend and discover what is currently happening in the Cherry Creek and what is soon to open. Friday afternoon, the sneak peek of the Cherry Creek North Sidewalk sale. This is the signature event for stores such as SOL, Store of Lingerie, they need a limit for women maxing out on the Hanky Panky but you can return and buy more! Slip next door to the forever chic boutique MAX, he moved his Highlands Ranch store to Cherry Creek....hmmmm....that speaks volumes as in MAX the volume. Next stop, crepes, oooh la la are we in Paris yet? The Creperie serves up the most delicious French food this side of Provence, food without the "tude"...the servers are gracious! A short walk to the Denver Botanic Gardens (they want to have an 06 area code) for a delightful stroll through the most amazing installation of the Allan Houser sculptures integrated amongst the flora that you never thought would grow in Colorado. A quick stop by the Vineyard for a wine tasting before the late Friday nap and dinner at any one of the "grills" where you will see locals mix with the tourists. Or, if you want to be seen in the scene, Barolo Grill's bar seating is the place, complete with a splendid wine list and great Italian fare. Ooops, they may be travelling in Italy for more wine and cuisine knowledge. No worries as Satchel's is down the street on Sixth next to the iconic Oliver's Meat Market for the local country club foodies! Satchel's has a wine list and small plates, also a rumored chef. Saturday, only 24 hours to go and hours to burn...starting in the sun drenched Farmers Market, okay it's Colorado, so you'll buy baskets and provencal linens until the Olathe corn comes in but the tastings are great from homemade tamales to biscuits and gravy....gluten free...well not the tamaes. Guilty of the pleasures? Bike the sins away with Denver's BCycle Bike program at several locations, Milwaukee St. is the most pristine! Take a bike and travel the Cherry Creek to the confluence of the rivers. You can drop the bike and pick one up later for the ride back. Dine in LoDo or the Cherry Creek area, your choice, it's summer! But wait, fall approaches and with it some great new store openings including the new Sugarliscious candy store by Ralph Lauren's offspring, stay tuned! For more information on how you can spend 48 hours in Cherry Creek, or if you want to look at some real estate on the clock...contact me at my email address: judy@kentwoodcity.com posted: July 13, 2011 - Judy's Denver - Blog
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