The Source

September 22nd, 2013



The Source HERE is a new marketplace unfolding in the RiNo area of Denver, which “collects artisans and foodies under one roof.” Diana and The SC ventured down Brighton Boulevard to check out this exciting and emerging creation by Zepplin Places HERE.  The proclaimed mission of this new development is to “salvage, reuse, and reclaim.”


Restaurants Comida HERE and Acorn HERE reside at the front of the building, and both feature outdoor patios. Last week I went to lunch at Comida with my friend Susan Wick HERE, and it was absolutely delicious.  Babette’s Artisan Breads HERE, a french bakery, is also open.  There are plans for other vendors, including a butcher, brewery, produce department, liquor store, coffee shop and to top it all off, a florist.


At the very center of the former foundry building is the CapRock Farm Bar HERE, which serves up cocktails with culinary features.


Purusing the vast collection of spices procured locally at Mondo Market HERE, which also features cheeses from around the world, Italian products, sandwiches and more.


An art gallery and design store will soon be added to the mix of merchants at The Source.


The “source” can mean varying things to different people.  For me today it is the search for the origin of what’s driving me at this stage of life.  A deep inner yearning that provides motivation and desire.  A wish to accomplish and give back.  To take risks!

I have a longing to ride the fine line of intentional change, accessorized with a dash of fear and illustrated by the barbed wire on the fence above, with yellow blossoms wildly asserting themselves from below. There is something about the rapidly emerging RiNo neighborhood that reflects my current feeling state.

Eleanor Roosevelt proclaimed,  “Do one thing every day that scares you,” and Susan Jeffers HERE  explores the concept, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”  The wonderfully wise Pema Chodron states, “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”  Beautiful blogger and wearer of hats, Kathleen of That’s A Pretty Hat HERE, talks about the fear of wearing hats and includes a video exploring the lizard brain.

My fear declares itself when I experiment with the new and unfamiliar, which I find irresistible.  Life is uncertain anyway, so why not consciously toss myself out of my comfort zone and mirror the inversions of yoga.  The excitement of the new, colored with anxiety associated with the unknown.  A challenge makes me feel alive! Every time I embrace life’s edge, I meet at least one person that interests me or I learn something that propels me to expansion.


The back of the structure that is The Source is a visual wonderland of photo background opportunities, and the perfect ending to an early afternoon of discovery.


Photos By The Lovely Diana.

For the excursion to The Source, The SC once again pulled out an outfit that was worn at the wedding of dear friends Sarah (of Sarah Ashford Studio HERE) and Zandy in England 10 years ago, minus the jewelry, shoes and bag.  Having been impatiently waiting for an outing since the wedding, this ensemble was chosen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of these same friends at a festive party last week.

I purchased the vintage burnt orange dress embellished with fringe at a vintage shop years ago and the hand woven headwear trimmed with beads by Nini K HERE was discovered in a NYC boutique.   The Sonia Rykiel suede plum heeled slides from a Florida vintage shop played kindly with the estate sale 40’s bag of a similar color.  Earrings, rings and bracelets were gifted or ‘sourced’ at flea markets and estate sales, and the nude fishnet hose a retail purchase.

HAT ATTACK #3 will be featured on Tuesday, October 1st! 

Whoever wants to can join in!  Just compose a post that includes any hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you love on Tuesday, October 1st.  Participation will be open for one week, or until October 7th.  Follow the directions HERE provided on Style Crone to post your photo and hope to see you there!

Thank you to Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style HERE for including The SC in the Advanced Style Coloring Book HERE, illustrated by Ilan Schraer and created for ages 1 – 100+.  I am grateful for the honor!

Patti is featuring Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.  Check out the dazzling bloggers at this every other week extravaganza!


36 Responses to “The Source”

  1. Pam@over50feeling40

    You look fabulous in this vibrant color, Judith!….I love the picture of you laughing and hanging on to the fence! This sounds like a fun place to visit. I do not know if I do something EVERY day that scares me…though some people would be scared to face teens in a classroom every day…but I do try to keep myself out of my comfort zone lately. Blogging has really helped me step out into new territories and it has been so much fun. Good post!! have a gorgeous week!

  2. Gabriala Brown

    Judith, every post just gets better and better. It is amazing how visible you are! You are a vision of the most absolute loveliness. That fringe and the perfect Fall colors enhance the peachy tone of your skin. So beautiful! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  3. déjà pseu

    Your zest for life and living it to the fullest is so inspiring! The hat you’re wearing seems to embody that joyful, experimental, open and whimsical spirit.

  4. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Your outfit is absolutely spot on for welcoming autumn! The colours, textures and fabrication…all fall. You are a gem! The sleeves are sassy, aren’t they!

  5. Ann

    What a fabulous dress in a breathtaking color. I agree with others your pictures keep getting better and better. I particularly adore the first photo. It feels like you and your photographer are in-sink. This is not an easy thing to do. I find I’m most excited about any project when risk is involved. Not so much that you can’t sleep at night, but enough that I’m not sure of the outcome.

    blue hue wonderland

  6. Terri

    Here’s hoping that I participate in the next Hat Attack! I don’t know about confronting fears daily, but it IS one thing I’ve been trying to do in my retirement…As well as taking risks. I love the bag you found at an estate sale!

  7. Val Sparkle

    Orange and burgundy, fringe and fringe – what a bright and fearless outfit to go exploring in! I have sort of been thinking about facing fear in little things, try to break out of my rut. This is a perfect reminder and inspiration!

  8. puncturedbicycle

    Of all the great things about this outfit, my favourite is the mixture of colours. I get tired of seeing colour paired only with neutrals. That plum is a natural foil for the orange, and wearing them together looks chic and edgy.

  9. chicatanyage

    Beautiful colour dress. So invigorating and lively.

  10. Vix

    That dress and your smile are utterly beautiful! x


    I love your creative dressing. You are so full of life. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

  12. Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I love that dress and the shoes are divine! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  13. Curtise

    Just when I think you can’t look any more amazing – there you go, wearing that wonderful burnt orange dress and looking phenomenal! Can I just say, that the photo of you laughing by the barbed wire fence is one of my favourite pics of you EVER?!
    The bag and shoes are so perfect together, and the fringing on the dress and beads on the headwear play off each other so beautifully. Clever, stylish you!

    Ah yes, I used the Susan Jeffers’ book when I was working in mental health. I am not good with change and new challenges, but I know enough about myself to realise that once I have taken a deep breath and got on with it, I am usually glad I did it – whatever IT is. It’s hard though, overcoming that initial, anticipatory anxiety. But we can do it, right?

    PS. The Source look brilliant! xxxx

  14. Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle

    I love places like the Source. I love that saying too: do one thing that scares you every day. It was one of my personal resolutions this year.
    Your outfit is perfection as always. That hat looks like a difficult one to wear. I’m sure I would look silly in it. But on you it looks superb. Are there any hats that don’t suit you? Fabulous photos again!

  15. Shelley

    I agree with the previous comments that have mentioned how your photos are just getting better and better – you and Diana are a great team! You are bringing such positive energy to your posts, and I just love this warm-coloured outfit. Your slim figure suits this style of dress to a “T”.

    The Source looks like it’s going to be a cool meeting place for fans of food and art – I hope it is a success.

    I don’t do one thing a day that scares me, but I try to incorporate the “feel the fear and do it anyway” idea into my life. I would have never met you, and my awesome NYC friends if I had been afraid to travel alone and contact people I’d only seen in photos.

  16. Paula

    Absolutely gorgeous dress! Fits you perfectly. And don’t you just love fishnets? They are a wardrobe staple for me….in ALL colors! xoxo

  17. Tamera the Menopausal Supermodel

    You are glorious in your autumnal tones!! I adore the headpiece!!

    Congrats to being featured in the coloring book–I must check that out!!

    TheSource looks like it will be quite an wonderful place!

    Love the quotes and your writing about facing fears daily.

  18. Rachel

    The photo with the barbed wire and yellow flowers is just perfect! You look so wonderful and full of life! I hope to see you soon.

  19. SizzleandZoom

    What a gorgeous dress! And it photographs so well. Love the color and the pumps are wonderful with it for fall. The last touch of the nude fishnet hose makes it so 100 percent stylish. I love the attitude of try what you fear but I’m not sure I’m there yet.

  20. Spashionista (Alicia)

    This post truly resonates with me, Judith. I’m looking for ways to be wise about taking risks and facing my fears because my natural impulses have always been very “all or nothing”. I used to jokingly refer to Wile E Coyote as my spirit animal. At different points in my life I’ve either been too fearless or too fearful. It’s clear that my mission is to find the balance between the two extremes. I salute your openness and continued desire for self-discovery.

    Your outfit is, of course, gorgeous. I love the fringy flapper reference in the dress and the headpiece. But it’s the unbridled joy of your smile in the midst of barbed wire and fencing that’s the showstopper!


  21. Beata

    I love your unique style! This outfit is absolutely gorgeous! 🙂



  22. PinkCheetahVintage

    You look fantastic! Love your insights into fear in relation to truth.

  23. Veshoevius

    You look stunning in burnt orange! What a beautiful dress! I love fringing on the sleeves. I am reminded simulataneously of the 30’s by the dress and the flapper era of the 20s by your hat.

  24. Jan Graham-McMillen

    When I saw the first photo, with you in front of the words “The Source” I knew this had to be a special place for you. You are just luminous here … and we all know that quality has to come from within (or from a really good lighting crew … but we know in your case that it’s you inner light coming through!) It’s a gift to have the urge to create, but an even bigger gift to know what your best medium is! Some people go their whole lives looking for it.
    How beautiful you look … the color is monochrome perfection, and as always, you make us a tutorial about how to put the world together. Texture and color, light and shade … you do it all so beautifully, our Judith. So happy you’re finding your sources!

  25. Silvergirl

    This dress is just fabulous and I love the shoes as well

  26. Joyatri

    I love the photo of you in your spice colors in front of the jars of spices. That dress is amazing and you look positively fearless in it.

  27. Sheila

    Judith, you look just lovely in that orange dress with the pops of burgundy. What stunning colours!

  28. Anne-Marie Bruun

    Your dress has a lovely warm color. Very exciting to find places that match your clothes. I’m very happy to see you be glad. I think that life is a constant change.

  29. Susan Partlan

    Judith, you always inspire me. Fear has become my friend too, but it took some time to like her. As usual, I love the urban settings of your style photos. The colors in your outfit go perfectly with your hair and skin. Here’s to a spicy life!

  30. Suzanne

    Taking risks or challenging oneself makes life interesting. That always involves fear on some level.

    What a gorgeous outfit! You look fierce.


  31. Emalina

    You are a radiant bohemian queen in that incredible fringed dress. I adore the fringed skull cap too, perfect with the deep autumnal orangey reds. Thank you, too, for the nourishing and soulful words of wisdom in this post.

  32. Rose

    What a wonderful place! How I would love to meet you for a coffee there!! I would even wear a hat (just to please you.) OK, it would please me too.

    Love your outfits and you look so incredibly radiant. Beautiful inside and out: that’s you.

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from

  33. Kathleen Lisson

    I am extremely flattered to be mentioned next to Pema Chodron. She is amazing.

  34. Trina Grandinetti

    Judith, when I grow up, I want to be just like you! Wait, maybe that didn’t sound nice, but it was meant to. I guess what I’m trying to say is I would like to be just like you in every way, happy, positive, unique, vibrant and stylish beyond years.

  35. Greetje Kamminga

    Lovely dress, looks very simple but isn’t. Very elegant. I am not sure of the hat. Too many fringes in one picture? (Sorry Judith, just my opinion, don’t take too much notice).

  36. April F

    wow these pictures are so beautiful and full of life! love love your accessories. you are a total inspiration

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