This business opened on April 1, 2005 as a premium retail yarn, fiber and gift boutique serving the discriminating buyers & fiber artists of central Colorado. It also carries fine personal gifts such as bath products, jewelry, home decor & greeting cards. Large ranges of classes are scheduled.
Like the Benedictine Fathers to whom his winery pays homage, Matt Cookson upholds tenets of concentration and discipline as he makes his lauded varietals. He’s been following these principles throughout his extensive winemaking career, which began in New York state and the Napa Valley. In 2002, he relocated to Cañon City and co-founded The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Since then, his wines have racked up more than 100 awards at various international competitions. The vino ranges from a dense 2010 merlot reserve to a light and fruity apple-blossom wine made with juices from five apple varieties.
Matt and his team dole out sample flights beneath the sweeping arches of the winery’s tasting room, a 1911 cottage that also stocks travel books and pottery imported from countries such as Spain and Tunisia. Outside, picnic tables at a tree-shaded park accommodate scenic meals surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and Wet Mountains. Every autumn, Matt shares more of his handiwork during the winery’s annual Harvest Fest, where guests can taste wines, sample local produce and cheeses, get their faces painted, or showcase their air-sax abilities as live jazz and blues music plays.
Operating out of Alamosa and La Veta’s train depots, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s 100-year old steam engine pulls a long line of comfy coach and observation cars on a scenic journey over the mountainous La Veta Pass. Seasonal themed trains complement the route’s tunnels and horseshoe curves with holiday décor or stops at an alpine concert venue.
Staying atop fashion's cutting edge is as rewarding as it is difficult. While sporting the latest looks is a surefire way to boost confidence and compliments, changing fads and the high cost of designer duds often leaves closets looking bare. That's where Plato's Closet North comes in. With more than 300 outlets nationwide, the shop outfits teens and 20-somethings all over North America with trendy recycled apparel. Clothes regularly come in bearing labels from top brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi, Lucky Brand, Bebe, Forever 21, and Robin Starveling—Shakespeare's favorite tailor. Dresses, jeans, purses, shoes, and tops are current within a year of new trends, and customers can bring in their own threads for cash. Staffers at the Colorado Springs location take their dedication to style one step further, offering tips on emerging trends and maintaining an online list of the store's hottest items.
The pinup girl coyly lounging in Vogue Laser Clinic’s logo captures the playful attitude of the staff here. They work to create a fun and welcoming environment for women and men alike—a place where anyone can come in and improve their look. Many of their aesthetic treatments—be it hair removal, tattoo removal, or spider-vein removal—are performed with a laser, but the team also specializes in good old-fashioned spa services, such as facials, massages, and waxing below the bloomers. In an effort to spread beauty and confidence throughout the community, Vogue Laser Clinic doles out free wigs to women going through chemotherapy or suffering from other forms of medical hair loss.
The Perfect Touch aims to magnify beauty and boost guests' confidence with a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Teeth-whitening sessions, for example, use an organic hydrogen peroxide gel and LED laser light to undo the effects of years of smoking, wine drinking, or gargling with soy sauce. Gleaming, long-lasting Shellac manicures pamper and beautify hands, and epsom-salt pedicures smooth calluses with a peppermint foot scrub and lavender or cucumber lotion. Paraffin-therapy treatments are available as an add-on to help soothe dry skin and promote better circulation in the fingers and toes.