CALLUNA EVENTS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Happy Holidays from the #CallunaCrew! The holiday season is all about sharing love with friends and family. We are grateful to live in the beautiful communities in and around Boulder and Denver, Colorado and are thrilled to highlight some of our favorite businesses as a part of our Calluna Events Holiday Gift Guide! We hope you can find special gift ideas to surprise the ones you love this year!

Thank you to the amazing businesses who participated and happy holidays to all!

Enjoy! Xo, Calluna


ARTIFACT UPRISING

“Artifact Uprising® is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials.”

This holiday – record stories.  Artifact Uprising’s simplified take on the classic scrapbook album, The Stories We Tell is a dedicated place to keep your stories close — whether about travel, family, or the everyday. Its timeless design, quality materials, and array of special compartments will let your experiences, and pieces to remember them, last for generations.

Featured Item: The Stories We Tell – Scrapbook Album (from $119) – Note: In order to get gifts in time for Christmas Eve, orders need to be placed by Tuesday 12/17 when shipping with Fed Ex Ground. More details here.

 

SARAH O JEWELRY

Located at Tennyson Berkeley – 4301 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 & at Dairy Block – 1825 Blake St. Ste. 120, Denver, CO 80202

Sarah O. Jewelry is Denver’s destination for custom engagement rings and unique diamond and gemstone jewelry. Visit us at one of our two locations on Tennyson Street in the historic Berkeley neighborhood and Downtown at the Dairy Block.”

Featured Item:  Stack rings in rose, white, and yellow gold  (Starting at $180)

 

PROOF WINE & SPIRITS

3360 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

“Proof Wine & Spirits is a neighborhood shop in the Denver RiNo district, featuring a thoughtful selection of wines, beer and spirits. Proof’s mission is to support smaller, family-owned wineries using responsible farming and production practices. The owners are passionate about wine education, sustainable and biodynamic wines, and promoting talented winemakers from all over the world.”

If you’re looking to stock up for holiday parties, visit Proof to check out their selection of large format wines. Bubbles pair well with basically any dish and are perfect for celebrating the holidays. The bigger bottles, or magnums, age slower than traditional sizes, offer exceptional value, are more durable and make great centerpieces on a dining room table!

Featured Item:  Large Format Wines 

 

MILLER LANE MERCANTILE

“Miller Lane Mercantile opened in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood in February 2019. Born out of the idea of celebrating “simple goods for slow living”, owner Calli Swofford curates beautiful yet practical pieces for the everyday with a focus on quality and design. From kitchenwares to home decor, pottery, apothecary goods, accessories, and more, she feels strongly that the days are more enjoyable when you surround yourself with what you love. Step inside the cozy, 1940’s brick storefront and be inspired by unique items sourced from cities like Brooklyn, Austin, Portland, L.A., and beyond. The shop also proudly shares its support of female-founded businesses, with about 70% percent of the brands being women-owned.”

 

FRASCA

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO

“Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friulano cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties.” 

This holiday, a date night at Frasca would make a perfect gift! This year, Frasca received the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Service. They are also celebrating their 15th Anniversary! A highlight offered only from 12/4 – 12/30 (excluding Christmas Eve), is their Truffle Tasting Menu – a luxurious 7 course tasting experience. There is an optional wine pairing to go along with it. They also offer a 4-course menu called our Quattro Piatti Menu. During the month of December, Frasca also layers in some extra luxurious ingredients to celebrate the season. This menu offers 3 – 5 options per course for $130 per person. 

Featured Item:  Truffle Tasting Menu ($275)

 

THE JACQUARD HOTEL

222 Milwaukee St. Denver, CO 80206

“Urban elegance defines Cherry Creek. And now, The Jacquard gives you the perfect home base for exploring all its charmingly independent boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Celebrate life’s best moments with style. Do business with ease. Enjoy contemporary yet comfortable accommodations. And indulge in the best of downtown Denver—less than a 15 minute drive away—and the Rocky Mountains just beyond the city. Those beautiful mountain views are as close as our rooftop pool—enhanced all the more with a handcrafted cocktail at our rooftop bar.”

Featured Item:  Staycation in Style – includes breakfast for 2 guests at Narrative, 1 split bottle of  Veuve Clicquot, valet parking, and late checkout at 2PM ($299) – Also be sure to check out their amazing New Years Eve event!

 

TRUEBLOOM SPA

2660 Canyon Blvd. A-16, Boulder, CO 80302

True Bloom’s 2019 Holiday Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one, and is good for any spa service. True Bloom Spa’s plant-powered, you-centered treatments have a personalized, holistic approach that is all about the guest and their unique needs. Gift certificates can be purchased for up to $1000 online or in-store. 

Featured Item: Gift certificate 

 

TODD REED

2015 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

“Todd Reed is an American artisanal luxury jewelry company renowned for creating works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. Todd Reed creations are all one-of-a-kind, hand-forged and finished by master jewelers in the Boulder, CO studio. Todd Reed creates an alchemy of precious metals and stones that merge rugged natural beauty with refined sculptural elegance – Raw Elegance. It is a vision that fuses the iconoclastic spirit of an artist, the unwavering, hand-made ethos of an artisan, and the sustainable methods of a modern-day steward.”

Featured Items:

All available in yellow gold, silver, palladium, rose gold – price upon request


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Photo from Miller Lane Mercantile

Calluna Events Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays from the #CallunaCrew! The holiday season is all about sharing love with friends and family. We are grateful to live in the beautiful communities in and around Boulder and Denver, Colorado and are thrilled to highlight some of our favorite businesses as a part of our Calluna Events Holiday Gift Guide! We hope you can find special gift ideas to surprise the ones you love this year!

Thank you to the amazing businesses who participated and happy holidays to all!

Enjoy! xx, Calluna


ALPINE MODERN

904 College Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302 and 1048 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

“Alpine Modern is a Boulder based brand with a mission to elevate modern design and lifestyles of mountain communities around the world. Through our retail shops we offer a selection of Alpine Modern designed bags, tshirts, and accessories as well as a thoughtful curation of objects for the home and person.”

Holiday gift guide Calluna Events - Alpine Modern Stagg Kettle

Featured Item: Stagg Pour-Over Kettle (from $69) – limited supply!

ARTIFACT UPRISING

“Artifact Uprising® is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and line of customizable frames.

This holiday — create connection.  There’s an unmatched feeling that comes with gifting photos.  With every page turned, memory exchanged, and tears-of-joy moment lived — we discover what really matters.”

Calluna Events Artifact Uprising Holiday Floating Frame

Featured Item: Floating Frames (from $79) – Get 15% off any item with coupon code “CALLUNA” for one week only (until 12/19/18)! Note: In order to get gifts in time for Christmas Eve, orders need to be placed by this Thursday (12/14) when shipping with Fed Ex Ground. More details here.

ALCHEMY FACE BAR

2701 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302 and 4343 W 44th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212

“We are a local collective of modern alchemists – passionate experts in transformation. And we’re here for you. Our first objective was to develop a better line of makeup for all women  – pure, natural and American Made. The result? Alchemy Minerals. Makeup that not only looks gorgeous but (gasp) actually improves the health of your skin. You shouldn’t settle for anything less – we certainly didn’t.

Our latest project? To redefine the spa/salon service norm and create a new kind of experience for fellow women. At Alchemy Face Bar, expect fast, effective, natural, no-nonsense services for all things face – makeup, skin, lash and brow. And don’t worry, we’ll fit right into your life – casual, convenient and reasonably priced.

At Alchemy, we are passionate about illuminating the beauty of you – in skin and spirit. Everyone’s welcome.

We offer a variety of products that you can custom blend by yourself or with a group of your friends! Come custom create your own all natural Alchemy Lipstick, lipgloss, lip balm, Alche-mist or bath salts! Create for someone special or give them a gift card and have them come make it themselves at our blending bar.”

Calluna Events holiday gift guide Alchemy Face Bar location Boulder

Featured Item: Alchemy Potion & Lip Bar ($20-$45 per item)

BOULDER WINE MERCHANT

2690 Broadway, Boulder, CO

“The Boulder Wine Merchant is a family run neighborhood retail shop specializing in artisan crafted spirits, craft beers, and fine wine.  We focus on representing the finest producers from around the world with a wide range of price points and styles. We strive to find value in each of these regions and pass this value on to our customers. We take great pride in our customer relationships, and we enjoy our involvement in the community. As a merchant of artisan crafted wine, beer, and spirits, it is important that we are passionate about the products we sell, and that we strive to translate this sentiment to our customers in a personal, friendly way. We endeavor to create an atmosphere where our customers can walk into the store, have someone recognize them by name and know their purchase history; you can’t get this by shopping online.”

Featured Items: Custom Wine Gift Boxes and Wine Clubs – check out the store for a selection of already-made baskets ready to go, or you can have them create a custom basket or box with advance notice! (prices vary)

CURED

1825 B Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

“Cured is a specialty grocer located on the East End of Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. We offer a hand-picked selection of cheese, charcuterie, wines, beers, spirits & unique grocery items, including catering, picnics & gift boxes. In addition, we offer a full-service deli with sandwiches, salads, dips, spreads and light catering bites.”

Calluna Events holiday gift guide Cured gift box Colorado

Featured Item: Colorado Gift Box ($100) – Use discount code “callunaholidays” to receive 10% off a gift box order!

FOOD LAB BOULDER

1825 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302

“The mission at Food Lab is to help enhance the level of culinary skills, food and wine knowledge to the community in an entertaining and informative way. Food Lab is strictly a place for those who love food, want to learn more about it and have fun while they’re at it—say by mastering a new dish while on a date with a glass of wine in hand.

As a 2000+ square foot kitchen on Pearl Street, Food Lab welcomes all types of students from seasoned home chefs to new-to-cooking college kids. Even mini chefs, as young as age six, are invited inside. Hands-on classes are offered in a wide range from hog butchery to pickling and canning – there is something to delight the pickiest of palates. All classes end with a tasting and recipe to take home.”

Calluna Events holiday gift guide The Food Lab space

Featured Items: Sign up for Ramen, PhoPlant Based ThaiIndian food classes! ($79-$85)

FOUR SEASONS DENVER SPA

1111 14th St., Denver, CO 80202

“If the sun feels warmer here, it’s because you’re much closer to it. Meet us one mile above sea level in our laid-back mountain metropolis, and we’ll show you how much more there is to Denver than just the great outdoors. Start your morning with breakfast in bed, then head out on foot to explore the independent boutiques and restaurants of historic Larimer Square, which lies just minutes from our Hotel doors. Come back for a relaxing treatment at our Spa or lounge for awhile by our rooftop pool, then savour a hearty dinner at EDGE Restaurant before walking across the street for a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. As for Colorado’s incredible skiing, hiking and fly fishing? We’ve got plenty of that, too.”

Calluna Events holiday gift guide Four Seasons spa

Featured Item: Evergreen Massage ($150 and up) – Mention the Calluna gift guide for a complimentary treatment enhancement (for treatments Monday-Thursday)!

FRASCA

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO

“Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friulano cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties.”

Calluna Events holiday gift guide Frasca wine class

Featured Item: Istituto Wine Class ($260)

ST. JULIEN HOTEL & SPA

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

“The award-winning 10,000 sq. ft. Spa at St Julien features a highly skilled staff and an exclusive menu of signature services. Our spacious spa includes twelve treatment rooms, a full-service salon, separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, a retail boutique and an inner relaxation lounge.”

Featured Item: St. Julien Classic Massage ($130 and up)

THE PERFECT PETAL

3600 West 32nd Avenue, Ste B, Denver CO 80211 and 1850 Wazee, Denver CO 80202

“Our boutique is our way to show you what we like in life, besides flowers of course. We love to read, travel and arrive places wearing achingly beautiful accessories; hence the bags, books and jewels everywhere. Entertaining is a passion too. Therefore, we choose wonderful stemware and serving pieces for you to share with your lovely friends. We love a beautiful note so we feature our favorite cards and stationers. Some are cheeky. Visit our shop to see what more we’ve collected for you as well as these new and noteworthy gems:::  Knot & Bow, Son of a Sailor, Buttermilk, Sugarboo, Sugar Paper, Sir/Madam, Avant Guard, Chocolate & Steel, Montes Doggett, and Helliemae’s.”

Calluna Events holiday gift guide The Perfect Petal jewelry

Featured Item: Visit the boutique for beautiful jewelry and other fun gifts (various prices)

TODD REED

2015 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

“Todd Reed is an American artisanal luxury jewelry company renowned for creating works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. Todd Reed creations are all one-of-a-kind, hand-forged and finished by master jewelers in the Boulder, CO studio. Todd Reed creates an alchemy of precious metals and stones that merge rugged natural beauty with refined sculptural elegance – Raw Elegance. It is a vision that fuses the iconoclastic spirit of an artist, the unwavering, hand-made ethos of an artisan, and the sustainable methods of a modern-day steward.”

Featured Item: One-of-a-kind earrings with white diamond baguettes, princess cut diamonds and emeralds in 18k yellow gold. 2.5″ length. Price upon request.


Vendor Love (feature image):

Photo from Artifact Uprising

Shop Local Series- Part VIII

The Holidays are officially in full swing and we hope that our gift guides have provided some thoughtful and genuine inspiration for gift giving this season. As our shop local series comes to an end, we are so thrilled to have been able to feature so many fabulous shops. Each of these places contributes to the vibrant community of Boulder and we feel fortunate to live and work in such an amazing town.

Enjoy! xx, Calluna


Wonder Press: 946 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Why we love it: Wonder Press has just about everything we love…fresh local ingredients, snacks and coffee! For some fabulous and thoughtful gifts, wonder press will do the trick. We can’t wait to try out a juice cleanse in the near future.

“We are a local, organic Juice, Coffee and Smoothie Bar.  We specialize in cold-press juice, but also serve organic broth, small snacks and coffee with house made nut milks. It can be really fun to surprise your friends and family with juice for a holiday party or Christmas morning breakfast.  Our juice is quite festive, and often makes a delicious mixer for cocktails. A 1, 2 or 3 day juice cleanse is also a very thoughtful gift.  It helps people get their New Year started off in the right healthy direction.”

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Find Wonder Press on Facebook & Instagram | Photos by Ali Vagnini 


Fiori Flowers: 2620 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304

Why we love it:  Fiori can create beautiful arrangements for any special occasion – from your holiday soiree to the Christmas day festivities!  The show stopper below features airplants, poppy pods, fuji mums, dahlias, Lyisimachia,fern, eucalyptus, amaranthus, lotus pods, fuji mum. Wow – we love the diversity this offers.

“Here at Fiori we love to do things a little differently…. As this arrangement shows, it’s not a typical Christmas Theme but is till in full holiday spirit and very classy. We are also happy to customize that fits your traditional holiday needs.”

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Find Fiori Flowers on Facebook! | Photo via Fiori Flowers


 The St Julien Spa & Hotel: 900 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO

Why we love it: Located in the heart of Boulder, The St Julien has been so significant in our lives here at Calluna.We have thrown so many fabulous weddings & celebrations at this amazing venue, and we simply adore the space and the terrific staff. Any family member or friend would be lucky to receive a gift from the St. Julien!

**Calluna Collaboration**: We have teamed up with the St Julien to help out with their NYE Soiree “Dance the Night Away: An Evening with Hazel Miller!” Come enjoy tray passed appetizers, a midnight balloon drop and a champagne toast! For tickets and amazing packages click here!

“The St. Julien offers several options that would serve as perfect holiday gifts. For the family member that loves to be pampered, the Spa at the St Julien offers an array of luxurious treatments, just in time for some holiday rest and relaxation. Looking for some Holiday entertainment, treat the family or kids to the production “Charlie Brown Goes to the Nutcracker” performed by the Ron LeGault Trio!”

“St Julien Hotel and Spa has helped create holiday traditions for more than 10 years. Whether you’re seeking a festive family event or an evening out with your special someone, St Julien will ensure it’s exceptional.  Continuing through New Year’s Eve, let St Julien’s signature holiday offerings become part of your beloved annual traditions.”

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Find the St Julien on Facebook! | Photos via The St Julien


Chelsea: 1646 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Why we love it: Chelsea not only has some seriously trendy clothes and designers, but also an incredible jewelry collection. We are so lucky to have such a great boutique right in downtown Boulder! So treat your loved ones to some fabulous new pieces for their wardrobe this Holiday season!

“Chelsea is a women’s clothing boutique located on the charming east end of Pearl Street. We offer the very best in clothing, accessories and jewelry from your favorite designers, both local and international. The Chelsea Girls would love to help you pick out the perfect gift this holiday season!”

“We carry some amazing gift options from designers like Chan Luu, Christy Lea Payne, Vince, Minnie Rose, James Perse and many more unique brands. Our favorite item for the holiday season is the famous silk/cashmere scarf by Chan Luu. We offer this iconic scarf in a variety of colors, and it has become a Chelsea staple. It will certainly make a great gift this season. If you’d rather shop the jewelry, you can find the special item you’ve been looking for from one of our many local Boulder/Denver designers. We are known for our extensive jewelry collection and we would love to help you pick something out. Happy holidays and we hope to see you soon!”unnamed-2 unnamed-1unnamed-3

Find “Chelsea Boulder” on Facebook and Instagram! | Photos via Chelsea Boulder


Featured Image: Ali Vagnini 

Shop Local Series- Part VI

We are back with even more amazing local stores! Now that its approaching the Holidays, we are officially in shopping mode!  Whether you’re looking to spend the day picking out some trendy clothes, pampering yourself, or testing out your skills in the kitchen, these stores offer some great options for Holiday gifts!

Enjoy, Calluna xx!


Nod & Rose 1120 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302

“We are an evolving women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry and bag boutique that prides itself on being able to change with the times and continually reintroduce our customer’s lifestyles needs with classic yet current fashion trends. “
“This holiday we love the bags we’ve brought in to the shop for both women and men. We are also the only shop in Boulder to carry Royal Stag Hats.  In addition to being able to buy a hat off the shelf with us we also offer certificates of purchase for customized hats, that way they fit and look exactly the way you like by 100 year old artisan craftsmanship. We suggest the Brother’s Leather Supply Sailor Bag for the rugged but refined businessman or the artistic and naturally savvy woman in your life.  We also love Jamie Lauren Designs, another local brand, and her Peruvian Frazada Clutch for the mom on the go who needs one compact bag for the essentials.”
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JLounge Spa: 3003 Walnut Street
“Jlounge is a natural nailbar and spa that provides services with natural and organic products only. We also carry our own line of skincare, jlorganics, and many locally handcrafted gifts and jewelry for purchase!”
“A jlounge gift certificate is perfect for everyone!  We have wonderful massage and skincare services along with our relaxing and natural mani/pedis!  Pair one of these with a beautiful candle or J Lounge love butter and you will be thanked!”
J Lounge also has some great options for private parties.  “Shower, bachelorette, wedding, baby, birthday, book club, graduation. You name it, we’ll make it happen! JLounge is the place to go when you want to relax and lounge with your friends, all while being pampered with top notch beauty treatments. Choose your party package, or give us a call and we’ll work with you to create your own.” Want to take your girls out for a special holiday treat? Pamper them with fabulous mani pedis or facials at JLounge!
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Food Lab Boulder: 1825 Pearl A, Boulder, CO 80302
“We are a cooking school and culinary hub. We have everything from one time cooking classes, to event rental for birthday parties and team building  events, to wine tasting. From our classed you can expect the full spectrum, vegan raw, paleo classic French, brunch and bubbly,  butchery, bread baking.. you name it!”
“We offer gift cards! It is a great gift, you give the gift of a cooking class to someone, maybe they will practice on you. Its the gift that keeps on giving.”
And if it doesn’t get any better, Food Lab happily hosts private events. “If you are looking to host a  private party or team building event, we have you covered. We love to  host corporate events, bridal showers, girls night out, rehearsal dinner, birthday parties, the possibilities are endless! We will help you customize the event to create a unique social and  culinary experience for all involved.” See more info from our vendor spotlight!
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Featured Image: Food Lab Boulder

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