“There is no love for nature if your heart is not sustainable”- Davines

By Annette Solis

By Annette Solis

When I started my new position at Let Em Have It Salon I was impressed and inspired by Fallene and the staff to live as my truest self.  The supportive atmosphere, brands carried, and love for the environment shone through every aspect of the business and I was so excited to be a part of the team. As a Davines exclusive salon we are often involved with the brand to further our impact and education of the community around us.  Davines hosts a campaign named “I Sustain Beauty” that is a call to action for businesses and individuals like us to make impact and with my new team I decided to take this on!

We want to encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live and work, and of the things they love.
— I Sustain Beauty

"At Davines and Comfort Zone we believe that beauty can change people’s life. Every day we support this ideal with our products and by creating projects dedicated to people and the environment. The balance between Beauty and Sustainability drives our actions and we want to inspire those around us to do the same.”- http://www.isustainbeauty.com/

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Although I am new to the Uptown neighborhood I am a Colorado native and have a deep love for my beautiful home and as we embrace more newcomers each day I hope to bridge the gap between current residents and new ones.  My area of focus is public lands and specifically Benedict Fountain Park located on 20th and Tremont, also my front window view at work all day.  Benedict Fountain Park is small in size, but beautiful boasting a large fountain, open grass space, and play ground making it a neighborhood favorite for walking dogs, playing on the weekends, and week night volleyball leagues. It’s area of need are constant trash including lack of attention from the city to pick up the trash regularly, loitering, and lack of proper cigarette disposal. 

Have cleaned up over 38lbs of trash including cigarettes in 5 cleanup days! 

Have cleaned up over 38lbs of trash including cigarettes in 5 cleanup days! 

 
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My hope and vision is to bring awareness to the deeper issues surrounding the park and inspire the community to treat the park as their own responsibility and even take some of that on making the park a safe and fun place that brings continued value to Uptown.  I have learned so much about this community in the process making new connections and loving the support from everyone around me.  I am grateful to work for such an amazing business and have this opportunity to create positive change in my neighborhood. 

 

 
Sloan Stiles , Annette Solis 

Sloan Stiles , Annette Solis 

Annette Solis, Fallene Wells, community resident, Michaela Specht, community resident, community resident, Kyle Wells 

Annette Solis, Fallene Wells, community resident, Michaela Specht, community resident, community resident, Kyle Wells 

Thank you to Let Em Have It and the entire team, Davines, Fluid Coffee, Devin Sena Photography, and Denver Parks and Rec. 

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Detox: Inside & Out

Steps to being a master of the universe: 2018 Special Edition

As we end the holiday season and ring in the new year, a time full of celebrations with friends and family, eating and drinking everything we can get our hands onto we find ourselves feeling guilty about the many poor decisions we made over the year. Maybe it was the goal you didn’t go for, all of those goodies you couldn’t resist, perhaps even the negativity you did allow into your life? No matter how big or how small it is a time to start fresh and begin again with positive intentions and maybe a detox. Say goodbye to all the doughnuts you couldn’t put down like they were your ex and say hello to a clear skinned, bright eyed, and bursting with love hunk of awesome that you are!  

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1. Love Yourself!

Wake up like the world is lucky to have you in it and never stop saying kind things to AND about yourself. 

 
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Honor Your Body!

2. Honor your body! “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” -Michael Pollan.  Chew on some liver clearing ginger or juice up some toxin flushing lemons and grapefruit to boost a detox. Remind yourself to eat some greens, drink responsibly, and sweat a little, a few times a week to keep your bod rockin!

 
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3. Respect the environment!

We use it and need it, but turns out we also live here, and so does your neighbor.  Think ahead and think long term. Maybe ditch the plastic and go for some re-usables this year! Make less trash and recycle properly. 

 
Health is not merely the absence of disease, but a balance of mind, body, and soul so as you take your first steps into the coming year remember that you can always try again tomorrow, never forget why you started, and make no excuses!!
— Annette Solis, Certified Health Coach