Best Pocahontas Gear
Triple L Outfitters
1058 S. Washington St., Denver 80209
The term "off the rack" simply doesn't exist in Susan Mikula's mind. The Western wear she designs at Triple L Outfitters (write for one of their catalogues) is the product of careful historical research, customization, insistence on the use of natural fibers and that undefinable TLC that turns a stock article of clothing into something unique. Mikula, who has outfitted rodeo riders, a General Custer wedding party and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell and his wife, encourages her clients to come up with creative, wish-fulfilling requests. Our favorite: the customer who walked away from her studio wearing an authentic buckskin Davey Crockett coat.
Best Cheap Massage
Cottonwood School of Massage Therapy
2620 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 300, Aurora
The Cottonwood School wants all of its students to have plenty of practice, and they'll hone their skills on you for $15 to $20 an hour (the higher price is for an evening session). The hours are odd--Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.--and their handiwork is much in demand. So before you strip down, be sure to call for a reservation.