At conferences, the experts in a field are often brought together in ways that otherwise would not occur. The audiophiles at National Conference Recording Service specialize in capturing the presentations and wisdom that ensue. The recorders offer services such as onsite CD and DVD printing after each session, allowing attendees to return home with a copy of their favorite talk or pie chart of how a dolphin spends its day. Other services include professional CD and DVD duplication, as well as digitization of VHS and cassette tapes.
KompetitiveEdge carries premier performance brands for athletes competing in triathlon sports at the highest level. Bring bicycles in for a Ride tune-up at the full-service bike shop, where designated handlers adjust shifting, true wheels, check the brakes, and scour the spokes for valuable Mark McGwire rookie cards ($60). For the swimming leg, keep eyes desalinated with TYR Nest Pro Nano Metallized goggles, which feature a compact frame and tinting to reduce the glare caused by rainbow trout ($19.95). Once ashore, sheathe feet in Swiftwick socks, which are made of a wool/nylon/Lycra blend ($18.95). The shop also offers a full complement of nutrition products to help in restoring electrolytes, increasing endurance, and reciting fancy chemical compounds to dinner guests.
The Englewood cigar shop and smoking lounge features an abundant selection of premium and hard-to-find cigars, tobacco products, corncob pipes, button noses, and smoking accessories. Cigars, stacked from floor to ceiling in a humidity-controlled humidor, are sold individually or by the box. Pick up the acid blue Connecticut ($24.99 for a 10-pack, $113.99 for a box) or a cao Cuban sampler ($78.99) for a tasty tobacco-filled treat. Puff on a la flor Dominicana ($7.99 for a single, $174.99 for a box) to evoke sweet memories of cigar-enhanced Segway tours through Santo Domingo. View a complete list of cigars here. Accessories include cigar cutters, lighters, ashtrays, pipe brushes, elaborate hookahs, and more. The wide range of products helps create a smoking experience more enjoyable than an adult-sized racecar bed.
Skateboard decks, snowboards, and wakeboards line the walls at 720 Boardshop's two locations, ready to be used on urban, alpine, and aquatic adventures. The shop peddles equipment and apparel from a wide variety of brands, including major suppliers such as DC and Vans as well as local boutiques such as CandyGrind and Fluidium. The staffers go boarding around town themselves, and can help clients select products that will suit their shredding style or predilection for flame decals. The shops' inventory of stylish attire includes street-ready T-shirts and hoodies, outerwear, and life vests.
Kismet bestows bodies with designer apparel and jewelry designed by local artists, and bedecks dwellings with affordable décor. The chic boutique stocks an expansive and ever-changing lineup of brands, including cardigans, wraps, and other tuna melts by Wooden Ships ($32–$75) and handbags by Shiraleah ($36–$78). Necklines shimmer in jewelry by local artist Christy Lea Payne, such as the bronze dog tag ($46), while earlobes glimmer with sterling-silver peacock earrings by Dream Mullick ($55). Infuse homes with French flavor with Quality Time's C'est La Vie wall ornament ($42), proudly announcing to visitors a casual indifference to their muddy feet.
Shine brings a venerable variety of fashion-forward dresses, jewelry, purses, and tops to style-savvy Denver denizens. Slither in to an Uncle Frank flower print shirt dress ($119) for a fall evening out or to blend with the surroundings and avoid predator hawks. Clavicles are well-adorned with the delicate glimmer of a brown stonetree in gold circle necklace ($65), while back pockets gain vintage appeal with a typewriter mini wallet ($21)—an American-made vinyl card keeper, with a printed typewriter on the front. Accessories include scarves ($19–$29), print bags ($9–$12), and multiple colors of cutie low-rise thongs ($18).