The Best of Lifestyle 2021
Pamper yourself with this year's readers' choice lifestyle companies
Best Annual Festival
Beer brings people together, and The Great American Beer Festival embodies that sentiment like no other.
Founded in 1982, the festival earns the label of the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served each year. Taking place virtually in 2020, the GABF is expected to be back as a live event in the fall of 2021.
Beer in contention for a coveted GABF medal is judged by a panel of industry professionals from around the world before a gold, silver or bronze medal is awarded to products that best fit the category.
Best Styling Salon
Located in the Aspen Grove shopping center and open since 2001 – and family-owned and operated since 2007 – the Avalon Salon and Day Spa aims to give customers an all-encompassing salon experience that reflects its motto, “Paradise in the Midst of Life.”
Although prices depend on the level of experience your hairdresser has in the industry, customers can be confident in the quality of their cut as every hairdresser has a minimum of three years in the industry.
The Remède Spa at the St. Regis Aspen Resort offers patrons the opportunity to replenish their mind and body in the shadows of the Aspen mountains.
Offering traditional options such as facials and massages, as well as newer options like CBD Healing Customized Massages, the Remède spa will make sure your desired avenue of relaxation is available.
Guests also have access to the steam caves, oxygen lounge and confluence waterfall.
“At Remède Spa, indulgence is a rite of entry. Never holistic, philosophical or pretentious, Remède Spa invites guests to enjoy the most decadent experience imaginable,” the Remède website states.
Best Pet Boarder/Day Care
Since 2000, Camp Bow Wow has been providing two main services for dog owners who love their pet but struggle to find enough hours in the day to give their canine the attention they deserve.
Doggy day care is available for those who need a quick place for their pup to chill out during the day, and dog boarding is for those who will be away for an extended period and need around-the-clock care for their pet.
Certified Camp Counselors will make sure that furry friend is looked after. Other services include dog training, grooming and walking.
- City Bark
- Beds N Biscuits, bedsnbiscuits.com
- Hobnob Pet, hobnobpet.com
Best Pet Groomer
Petco Grooming, Littleton
Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, Petco Grooming’s Littleton location offers a variety of grooming services that help to keep your pet stylish and healthy.
Nail trimming, teeth brushing, ear cleaning and other services are available upon walk-in for as little as $5.
Individual dog baths and haircut/bath combos must be booked ahead of time and cost $21 and $37 respectively, as of this writing.
With clients ranging from the Colorado Avalanche to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, the team at the Perfect Petal works with you to provide a floral component to your event.
Whether it’s a wedding or a corporate event, there are flowers for every situation, and The Perfect Petal makes sure the decor at your event reflects the individuality of you and your occasion.
“The Perfect Petal is redefining small business as Denver’s leading flower shop,” the company’s website states. “With two convenient locations, we position ourselves as Denver’s best florist, helping you add that finishing touch to your event or occasion.”
Located in Englewood, Williams Jewelers is a third-generation family business. With options to customize engagement rings or find the perfect Rolex, Williams Jewelers can help with all your custom and commercial jewelry needs.
If approved, you can gain access to special 12-month financing options for certain pieces.
“Our showroom offers a comfortable family feel, and the personal service of our experienced team reflects our dedication to providing the highest quality and longest lasting value with fine design,” the company’s website states.
Best Consignment/Thrift/Pawn Shop
arc Thrift Stores operate throughout Colorado, each store stocked with an always-changing variety of treasures. Shoppers find much of what they need for the home, kitchen, closet and more, all at a fraction of what the goods would cost new.
Then there are the environmental and social components. Each year, thanks to arc, 100 million pounds of goods are diverted from Colorado’s landfills; 65 million pounds of that is cloth that is repurposed, according to the company.
Another pillar of arc is its mission to support and empower those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“We believe that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have the opportunity to decide how they live, learn, work, and play,” arc’s website states.