Baristas at Cafe de Paris brew Novo coffee fresh for each cup and steep more than 50 different kinds of organic loose-leaf tea from International Tea Importers, filling the café with rich aromas transported inside a soft haze of steam idly spiraling through the air. Sipping microbrewed masala chai tea with pressed ginger between bites of sweet and savory crepes, panini sandwiches, and regular or gluten-free bagels, patrons may browse the Internet inside the café or listen to live jazz music and indie rock performances during weekly events. Outside on the terrace, lined with umbrella-topped tables, diners clink glasses of French wine or craft beers during nightly happy hours while strains of music linger in the background.
At Switch Boutique, new and gently used wearables from top brands such as BCBG, Free People, Anthropologie, and Coach saunter into the style stable daily. Flirty floral frocks, such as the Robert David Morton maxi dress with long sleeves ($25), keep their human companions warm on cool summer evenings while offering camouflage at paintball-themed garden parties. Go upscale with formal wear or homecoming dresses, or twirl the night away in skirts ($12.95–$29.95) from brands including Cache, Talbots, and Tahari or rent a moonjump to show your joy after successfully hunting down a new pair of form-flattering jeans ($14.95–$52.95) by True Religion. Local Boulder County artists supply the shop with fashionable accessories ($9.95+), enhancing a jewelry library of nationally known designers such as David Yurman.
The trainers at Streets Fitness believe that to progress physically, fitness relies on variation. To that end, they encourage clients to explore the gym’s full stock of weight-training and cardio equipment, as well as its 40 weekly classes. The class selection includes self-defense training such as boxing and kickboxing, in which guests burn calories as they perfect their martial techniques and figure out their entrance theme songs. And circuit training and core-conditioning sessions are also available, including The Grid, a full-body cross-training workout that was voted one of the area's best workouts by the Daily Camera. Streets also offers one-on-one personal-training sessions, in which coaches fine-tune workouts depending on patrons' goals and the severity of their heavy-bag phobias.