How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
_ You know how weddings shows are terrible? Well, we decided to change that. In addition to music, films, and photography, we are the creators and producers of The Lovesick Expo, a wedding event proudly representing the unrepresented. Lovesick is the nation's largest alternative wedding expo bringing together cool and unique wedding vendors that appeal to couples having trouble finding their voice represented in the traditional and often high-pressure wedding market. The ever-growing show is expanding year after year thanks to our partnership with Offbeat Bride! For our 2015 shows, we united more than 3,000 cool attendees and vendors in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, LA, and the San Francisco Bay Area. For information about the Lovesick Expo, check out www.lovesickexpo.com._
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Lovesick is the creation of Tom Wright and Jon Holmes – two friends who bring their diverse passions and a ton of wedding experience together to bring your event to life. Our journey began as "Hi-Society Entertainment," a word-of-mouth DJ duo that soon had Tom and Jon live-spinning at seventy weddings each year for clients that were looking for something beyond the traditional. Throughout the seasons, we found that we kept seeing the same small handful of vendors at every wedding. It became clear to us that our clientele was actively seeking like-minded, progressive wedding professionals. So, we decided to produce an event that put all of those original vendors and couples in the same room at the same time -- The Lovesick Expo. In 2011, we brought another love of ours, filmmaking, to the wedding world, utilizing Jon's shooting and editing abilities to create wedding films unlike anything out there. We built up the team by recruiting the most talented people we know so that even more couples will get to experience what a truly fresh, creative event can feel like. And now with the addition of our photography services, Lovesick has become an eclectic one-stop-shop for those looking to challenge the wedding mainstream. We work mainly in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, but often travel throughout the East Coast and to destination events around the globe.
Check out Denver's Grizzly Rose.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Grizzly Rose.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Grizzly Rose's happy hour.
At Grizzly Rose, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
If you're ready for a show, Grizzly Rose often books live musical groups or a DJ.
The restaurant hosts a DJ, and visitors can take to the dance floor as well.
The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Grizzly Rose, so plan accordingly.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Grizzly Rose won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Grizzly Rose also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Ample parking is available — the nearby lot is open to diners, as is valet, if preferred. For those who choose to find their own space, street parking is also an option.
Grizzly Rose is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Grizzly Rose s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Grizzly Rose's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
More than 70 U.S. government officials, including the current speaker of the house, have visited CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab since its 2008 opening. Their appearances are a testament to the nonpartisan museum's comprehensive overview of domestic and international terrorism, all developed by prominent counterterrorism experts. The exhibit delves into topics ranging from terrorism's history and media coverage to terrorists' methods, and is home to artifacts including a piece of wreckage from the World Trade Center that stands above a memorial to 9/11. They also engage museum-goers' noodles throughout with interactive stations that quiz them on their new findings. Beyond being informative, the exhibits are also aesthetically alluring, having been designed by Academy- and Emmy-award-winning artists.
The self-guided exhibit isn't the only way CELL strives to educate the public about terrorism and the ways it can be prevented. CELL's events include quarterly symposiums in which experts and government officials gather to discuss security and counterterrorism issues. Part of its Community Awareness Program, CELL's free classes inform citizens about the constitutional methods they can employ to help prevent terrorist activities.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Skylark Lounge.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Skylark Lounge's happy hour.
The large dining space at Skylark Lounge provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Skylark Lounge.
Treat your ears to some live tunes — the restaurant frequently features a DJ or band.
A live DJ often performs and the restaurant encourages dancing.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Skylark Lounge, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
That's right! Skylark Lounge will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Score a close parking spot at Skylark Lounge.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
For an indulgent meal of classic pub food, Skylark Lounge is the place to bring your best buds for a night out.
One day in the summer, winemakers from around Colorado load up some bottles, leave their vineyards, and converge upon The Shops at Northfield Stapleton. The reason for this great migration? The Mile High Wine Festival, an annual celebration of bold reds, delicate whites, and the delicious gourmet foods that bring out their complexities. During this event, visitors will have plenty of opportunities to test out these pairings for themselves, sampling sips and bites while being serenaded by the sounds of live bands. Read on to learn more:
The wineries: The crop of vendors in 2016 includes more than a dozen area wineries, including Red Fox Cellars, Bijou Creek Winery, and Vino Passarelli. There's even a cidery and a meadery among the group.
The restaurants: Guests can pair their wines with samples from a select group of Denver restaurants, such as Zen Asian Sushi Bar & Grill, Marco's Pizza, and Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q.
The entertainers: An all-day event needs all-day entertainment. The fest's live-music schedule features the bluesy jam sounds of the Taylor Scott Band and the outlaw country of Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts.
The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York’s hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd.
A recent addition to the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—Denver Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as potato skins and pulled pork sandwiches, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.