Denver, United States
Kayla, 31
Creative Director & Business Owner
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a bit about Kayla

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a Creative Director during the day and a Small Business Owner on the weekends. My passion lies in working with brands and creating products that make people smile.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

My worst job has been delivering neighborhood newspapers. Thanks goodness for the Internet. Walking door-to-door was exhausting.

Were you born and raised in Denver? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Denver?

I grew up in Canada, lived in Austin for most of my life, had a brief journey in Chicago, and am now residing in Denver, CO. While I've moved around a lot, I'm not leaving Colorado anytime soon!

What’s your current hood in Denver and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

I live in Lakewood. It's perfectly located next to Morrison and Red Rocks, however, it is a bit further from downtown and many great places to eat.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to a variety of everything: Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Lumineers, Childish Gambino, Flume, Ed Sheeran, Incubus, etc. I absolutely cannot listen to Country Music or Heavy Metal.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Band of Horses or James Bay.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

The absolute best: Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad and Sherlock. Great production, plots, and character development. Great comedy / light-hearted shows that are great: Friends, New Girl and Gilmore Girls.

Name some spots in Denver that are good for a Tinder date.

Linger, School House Kitchen, Lala's Wine Bar & Pizzeria or Hops & Pie.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Probably Dave Chappelle or Justin Timberlake.

Who’s your hero and where in Denver would you take them out for a serious hang?

Michelle Obama. I would probably take her on a hike.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Nordstrom Rack, Target, TJ Maxx.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Aurora.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Drinking at local breweries.

Where do you go in Denver for a casual night out?

Getting Indian food then going to a random speakeasy.

Where would you go in Denver to celebrate some freaking good news?

Lala's Wine Bar & Pizzaria.

What’s your choice of transportation in Denver and why?

Driving a car, or Uber/Lyft.

What are the Denver spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Larimer Street, Broadway Street, Snooze, Infinite Monkey, Comedy Works, Red Rocks or Sushi Den.

What are the Denver spots tourists should run from screaming?

16th Street Mall

Tomorrow’s your last day in Denver. How do you spend it?

Lucille's for brunch, drinking wine or beer at a local spot, then goingt o Red Rocks for a show/event.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Anywhere in Italy drinking wine.

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