Lore — Tea, Textiles, Home Decor, and a Place for the Community to Gather

Lore -- A shop in Denver Colorado that sells tea, textiles, home-goods, and brings the community together by hosting fun classes!

I came across a picture of Lore on somebody else’s Instagram profile on one fateful day. The exposed brick wall grabbed my attention first, and when I visited their website, I fell in love with the idea. Lore is a tea shop, that also sells home goods, textiles, women’s clothing pieces, and hosts an array of classes, like calligraphy, cooking, tea brewing, etc. It sounded like such a unique place that when Alex and Kiley, the owners, agreed to let me come and take photos of their space, I was a little too excited. Continue reading “Lore — Tea, Textiles, Home Decor, and a Place for the Community to Gather”

Armitage & McMillan — A Men’s Clothing and Lifestyle Boutique in Denver

Armitage & McMillan -- A men's clothing and lifestyle boutique in Denver, Colorado

The LoHi neighborhood of Denver is a pretty hip place. Two years ago, when I first moved here, I used to go on short drives around the city and I remember chancing upon Platte Street in LoHi and thinking to myself — this is cool! Denver is not New York City by any means, nor is it Dallas, but despite being much smaller, this city does offer it’s own, very unique streets and corners.

Back then, I was doing a series of location based stories for Lomography Magazine, and since stumbling upon Armitage & McMillan during one of my local trips, I had decided to include this shop to my story. The photos here are from that series. Continue reading “Armitage & McMillan — A Men’s Clothing and Lifestyle Boutique in Denver”

Coffee Shop: Sonder Coffee & Tea in Denver

I decided to start the coffee shop reviews on my blog with a new-ish cafe in Denver, called Sonder Coffee and Tea. Why this particular cafe? Hmm… don’t know! It just so happened. There are a lot of coffee shops in Denver. Some days it’s just plain difficult to choose which one to go to. I usually start with asking myself why I am going to a coffee shop. Depending on the answer, I choose the cafe of the day. And just in case you are wondering what other purpose I may have for going to a coffee shop other than drinking coffee (or tea, in my case), then here I have a blog post listing 10 reasons why I may go to a cafe on any given day. Continue reading “Coffee Shop: Sonder Coffee & Tea in Denver”

7 Things You can Do to Get the Best out of Your Instagram Account

At Thump Coffee in Denver, Colorado, shared at one point or another, on my Instagram account, but has been deleted ever since... Now it's found a new place to be shared! On this blog!

I am terrible when it comes to managing social media for myself. It is practically impossible for me to keep track of all the different things that go into social media. I have a Facebook account because I sort of need to (for family, work, etc.). There’s also a Twitter account that I use as a news source; I do not engage really, I simply read all the relevant happenstances around the world that interest me. Instagram however, is a slightly different story.  Continue reading “7 Things You can Do to Get the Best out of Your Instagram Account”

10 Reasons Why You Should Hang out at Coffee Shops

There are a lot of perks of hanging out at coffee shops, in familiar and strange cities. Here are ten of them!

I doubt anyone reading this blog would go to a coffee shop always just for the sake of a cup of coffee. I for one, go to coffee shops to drink chai tea latte with soy milk…

Whether you are ordering coffee or tea or hot chocolate (as I often do when I want to switch things up), many of us probably go to coffee shops for various others reasons as well. Here’s my top 10 reasons to go to coffee shops. And here’s to hoping some of these perks of visiting coffee shops will encourage you to do the same, if you do not already… spend a considerable amount of time at cafes, that is. Continue reading “10 Reasons Why You Should Hang out at Coffee Shops”

How to Get Published in Your Favorite Magazine — A Funky but True Story!

How to get published in your favorite magazine -- a funky, but true story!

In case you did not know, my photos and an interview piece with A Small Print Shop was published on the 25th issue of UPPERCASE Magazine. This post is the story of how I landed the gig in the first place!

It was a brand new year! January 2 or 3, 2015. It was a beautiful morning in Denver, Colorado, with sweatshirt weather in the dead middle of winter… well, that’s Denver for you! School was out for the holidays/winter break, and I was itching to go out and take photos of… something… ANYTHING! And suddenly, I had an idea. I needed a model for my project, so I called my buddy Marc to see if he was available for a little adventure that morning. Being the good sport that he is, he was totally down!

I think I should mention here that it was also a time when I first started to get into the whole Instagram thing. As well as print magazines and blogging (not this one, I had a different blog then)! Basically, being back in school had opened up a lot of time for me and I filled them up with things I had neglected when I was working full time. So… what do we have here? Print magazine, blogging, Instagram… I had an idea. At that time, I had been purchasing some print magazines like Kinfolk, Fellow, UPPERCASE, and a few others. I had also seen people post photos of their favorite magazines on Instagram… and that is exactly what I wanted to do. However, just taking photos of a magazine seemed a little boring, so I wanted to incorporate a few other things… like, my new favorite coffee shop in town, Marc as a model for the photos, etc. So, on that beautiful morning, Marc and I, along with my brand new copy of a back issue of UPPERCASE, headed downtown to Black Eye Coffee Shop. This place was the perfect backdrop for my project with exposed brick walls, tables and chairs made out of reclaimed wood and re-purposed wooden doors and vintage tools. Continue reading “How to Get Published in Your Favorite Magazine — A Funky but True Story!”