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Five Questions, One Broker: Kara Wetherill

Kara Wetherill, Broker Associate, Slifer Denver

What’s your favorite neighborhood right now? I’m really loving RiNo at the moment. That area has been on the move for a while now, but between the “old” standbys like Work & Class and Acorn and the new hot-spots like Death & Co, Shake Shack, and Improper City, it has really come to be a great go-to. I tried a burrata appetizer and tequila cocktail with raspberries and egg white at Death & Co recently and they were absolutely to die for.

So much is changing in Denver right now. Tell us about some of the changes that excite you. I love how we’re growing as a city. From new icons like the 5280 Loop (which seems like something from Back to the Future) to small yet controversial things like the Lime and Bird scooters, I feel like this city has a new surprise in store for us everyday.

What are you looking forward to with the rest of the summer? It’s a tie for me between summer and winter in Colorado. On the one hand, I love winter because I love to ski. But on the other hand, I love summer because it’s Red Rocks concert season (and just outdoor concert season in general), and I’m a huge music fan. My taste is completely non-discriminating, so I’ll see anything from Ween to Kenny Chesney to Phantogram. Last year, I got to see Paul Simon at Red Rocks — a total bucket list show for me.

What’s your favorite quote right now? In these crazy times, I feel like it’s all about simplifying your life and not over-thinking things. I don’t know who wrote this, but it really resonates with me: “I think we like to complicate things when really it’s quite simple; find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you’re set. Promise.”

Describe your ideal weekend escape. I lived in the Bay Area for 11 years and lately I’ve really been missing the wine country. Summers in the Bay tend to be pretty bone-chilling at times, and there was nothing quite like the feeling of crossing the foggy Golden Gate bridge and emerging from the Waldo Tunnel (now renamed for Robin Williams) into the warmth of Marin County. Driving through the rolling hills — covered in that signature tall, dry grass — into Napa or Sonoma is the best way to forget about your troubles and just enjoy the sunshine for the day. Oh, and the wine part didn’t hurt either.

kwetherill@sliferdenver.com // (720) 507-0790