This cowtown is brimming with great style and interesting ways to while away a lazy summer afternoon, from the perfect mojito to a perfect getaway dress. Treat yourself.
High temperatures are no excuse for too-short shorts and baggy T-shirts. These sweet tops sold at The Fabric Lab are no muss, no fuss, but still keep you looking cool. It's hot out there, baby! — Amy Haimerl
Top photo at left, from left to right:
· Hazell hand-screen printed organic T-shirt ($46) and pink tutu ($50), and Love Las Muertas "Cherry" necklace ($28).
· Rain tea-dyed shirt ($60), blue Hazell tutu ($50) and Ara Designs necklace ($40).
· Equillibrium Clothing skull T-shirt ($48), Hazell gold tutu ($50) and Love Las Muertas "Stephani" necklace ($49).
· Hazell hand-screen printed organic cotton tank ($42) and Love Las Muertas "Lady Guadalupe" necklace ($32).
· All available at The Fabric Lab, 3105 East Colfax Avenue, 303-321-3604.
Carbon and spandex be damned: The Electra Amsterdam Classic 3 cruiser should be your main ride. Outfitted with fenders, front and rear lights, a mud flap, a gear rack, a sleek coat/skirt guard and a bell, this bike is flat-out bitchin'. Add a hi-ten steel frame and Shimano components, and you've got a reliable two-wheeled commuter bike with plenty of class to spare. Plus, three speeds means you can climb Capitol Hill to hit Bender's for a beer and karaoke on Tuesday nights without breaking a sweat. — Rick White
Electra Amsterdam Classic 3 ($540) at Greentree Cyclery, 1549 South Pearl Street, 303-777-4518, and other fine bicycle retailers.
Off to Market
Farmers' markets are popping up everywhere this year, which means you can eat straight from the field every night of the week. — Amber Taufen
Mondays: Metro Denver Farmers' Market in Tamarac Square, 7777 East Hampden Avenue, June 18 to October 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesdays: Metro Denver Farmers' Market in Aurora, 455 Havana Street, June 19 to October 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: Civic Center Farmers' Market, Civic Center Park, June 13 to September 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Thursdays: Urban Markets, June 21 to August 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denver Pavilions, 16th Street Mall and Glenarm Place.
Fridays: Belmar Whole Foods Market parking lot, 444 South Wadsworth Boulevard, June 1 to September 28, 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: Elitch Gardens, West 38th Avenue and Tennyson Street, June 23 to October 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Cherry Creek Fresh Market, First Avenue and University Boulevard, May 5 to October 27, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sundays: Old South Pearl market, 1563 South Pearl Street, June 10 to October 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Stapleton, 29th Avenue and Quebec Street, June 17 to October 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; City Park Esplanade Fresh Market, June 3 to October 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.