Bre Ortola — @alchemybre
My Favorite Block —
32nd and Lowell Street - Highlands neighborhood

Welcome to MY FAVORITE BLOCK, Slifer — Denver’s interview series with locals, designers, and innovators making a positive dent in their communities. This month we are featuring a beautiful soul, an entrepreneur, and a woman who has redefined the spa/salon experience to locals, celebrities, and even men of Boulder, meet Bre Ortola. 

“My favorite block in Denver is 32nd and Lowell. It was not only the first block I called home in Colorado eleven years ago, but as a 19-year-old girl new to the city, my roots were found. I lived in a loft above St. Kilians Cheese Shop for a while, the community had such a positive feel. An energy of locally driven people that was so inspiring to be around. The feel of this block is artistic, a unique creative pocket that is continually evolving and impacting the growth of surrounding neighborhoods like Tennyson and Berkeley. I am thrilled to share the places I love and support, as this block will always be part of my heart.”

Keep an eye out for Alchemy Face Bar’s second location opening in Tennyson neighborhood late December. 

Pinche TacosYou can’t go wrong with the margaritas  and tacos. 
Strut: This boutique has the best collection of unique shoes and labels you can’t find anywhere else in Denver. 
St. Kilians Cheese Shop: Let the experts pair everything for you, you won’t be disappointed! 
Rustic Threads: This shop has a great collection of  ponchos and sweaters, and not to mention the cozy vibes in their 500 square foot space.    
Cafe ZuriEnjoy French pastries and Novo Coffee, a local brand. 
Trattoria Stella: Date night. The perfect setting, ambiance, and Italian in the city.