Five Questions, One Broker: Nic Leggett

Tell us about an upcoming trip.

We’re headed to Europe for a month in 2019, and I can’t wait. We’re starting out in London, our home-away-from-home, then taking the train to a manor house in the northern countryside. Back to London for a few days, and then Spain — Barcelona, Girona, Madrid. I’ve never been to Spain, so my to-do list is long. Top of the list? A visit to the Barcelona Pavilion and dinner at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. We also might be heading to Paris in January (brrr!) for the Maison et Objet show, where the best designers in the world gather to show their new wares, and we’ve never been!

How are you a city person?

You know how some people are “beach” people? Or “mountain” people? I’m a city person. I love living in the city, and traveling to others — exploring via public transit, wandering through neighborhoods, trying new cuisines. Even when I’m here in Denver, I’m always game to try whatever is new — and that’s truly what I love about being a city person.

What’s your favorite restaurant in town?

I’m almost unwilling to share it because I love it so, but I have to: Stowaway in RiNo. It’s hands-down our favorite place to eat in town. There’s something intangible about it that makes it so comfortable and self-assured — maybe that it’s run by the most laid-back and friendly group of people? Or the whitewashed industrial interior, speckled with original art and furniture? It’s truly lovely. And, their supper club on Thursday / Friday / Saturday nights is one of the best dinners in town, period. Get the Colorful Colorado (with avocado) for brunch — it’s making my mouth water as we speak.

What inspires you right now?

I’m taking pottery classes at the Jewish Community Center and it’s been very inspiring! There’s something about making things with your own two hands that is incredibly validating and meditative. I’ve been sketching a lot and experimenting even more — color / texture / size / shape. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Right now, I’m working on a series of vessels based on Le Modulor — an architectural measurement system designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.

What’s your favorite boutique in the city?

I am very into Sacred Thistle right now, just off of Broadway on 11th. It’s very me — black walls, lots of exotic cacti in modern terra-cotta pots, D.S. & Durga candles, stacks of palo santo, a curated book selection… It’s a perfect place to pick up gifts, both for your more esoteric friends and for yourself. They also do truly stunning floral arrangements — have them make you one for your next dinner party.


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