Storytellers of Capitol Hill
What neighborhood do you live in?
We have lived in Capitol Hill since 1998. We are kind of the storytellers of the block.
What brought you to the Golden Triangle this evening?
My husband and I own the Attivo businesses here on this block. Attivo means active and busy, and this we are. We have Attivo Pizzeria, while Attivo Libre (formely Attivo Pizzeria) will be opening in a month next to Opal. Next door to that is Fiori Attivo. We are very involved with giving back to our community as well as working with Kenyan grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren. We offer them opportunities to learn to sew and support their families. I am creating a blog about giving back in the near future though it is unnamed at this time.
What are some of your favorite local spots?
We are city outdoorsy people, so we love Congress Park and Cheesman Park, all of the Denver museums and the Elitch Gardens water park. We love our stores, of course, and we frequent Scoops on 9th and Talulah on 17th which is owned by a dear friend.
P.S. We love your vibe! What inspires your style?
New York and coastal things. When my husband and I met and married we had both spent 20 years in fashion and now are 20 years in the restaurant industry. I like trendy, East Coast inspired, colorful and many of the local artists who inspire me to create. I enjoy Chris Adams’ work; he is our delivery driver by day and an artist by night. I am also theatrical.