We kicked off the weekend at Space Gallery in Denver for the first of its kind Edible Event, hosted by Jane West of Edible Events Co. A large array of fine food, drinks, and dessert were served throughout the gallery as guests mingled and sipped cocktails amongst eclectic art and time-lapsed projections of Denver, New York City and LA. The aesthetic beauty of the gallery set the tone for a refined and cultured dining experience, and contributed to the overall joyous vibe of the occasion. Each dish served by Three Tomatoes Catering was a deliciously unique creation, and the variety of flavors was sure to please the diverse palates of the attendees. (Don’t get me started on the rich chocolate truffles sprinkled with sea salt – OMG!)
The highlight of the event was that it was “BYOC,” so guests were able to consume canna in the form of edibles and vape pens inside the gallery. A “lounge bus” was parked in front of Space Gallery for those who wished to smoke flowers. And who could forget the photo booth that allowed guests to capture this historic event? The crowd was comprised of young professionals and older associates alike, but all shared a common enthusiasm for the end of prohibition.
Next, we headed over to the after party at Interstate Kitchen & Bar on 10th Ave. & Santa Fe Dr. where the vivacious celebration continued. Cannabrand welcomed guests to the bar with a fabulous DJ and delicious dessert. As partygoers danced to the beat and took photographs with friends, one thing was clear: history had been made, and there was no turning back.
On Saturday morning, the Cannabrand crew and I headed up to Aspen in a packed Impreza. We took in the breathtaking scenery (even spotting a few mountain goats along the way) as the car winded deeper and deeper into the mountains. We met Jane West at 420 West Francis Street (I kid you not), and set our bags down in a quaint yet luxurious Victorian.
We dined at the White House Tavern and sipped martinis before cabbing it over to the iRecreate – formerly iMedicate – house party. Upon entering the scene, we were greeted by smiling partygoers who quickly directed us to the coolest room in the house – a smoke-filled garage where a budtender invited people to take “dabs” (a highly-concentrated form of THC).
Guests enjoyed complimentary bottles of Dixie Elixir’s new line of tasty THC-infused beverages, as well as alcoholic cocktails, as they danced to the eclectic mix played by DJ Congo Sanchez. As the night went on, the crowd grew more and more dense, as people started to spill out onto the chilly back patio which featured two fire pits, a hot tub and a steamy pool.
The night ended when a shrill fire alarm buzzed throughout the smokey house, forcing partygoers to leave at around 3am. Despite this, it was still a fabulous and entertaining evening.