We here at COCO are all about supporting local businesses and local makers. We have some of the most talented, most sought after artists and creatives, right here in our town. Some of you may not know you have access to them or to their goods. Whether you are like me and you are relatively new to the area, or if you’d like a more personal experience than a mall or online shopping, look no further.
A Parisian-inspired flower shop and vintage boutique focused on giving back has quickly become a beloved staple in the downtown Springs community. Mother-daughter duo, Sharon Hunt and Laura Acresti opened the shop in March of this year and haven’t looked back.
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Since opening Fruition Restaurant in 2007, both Alex and his restaurant have won numerous industry awards, including Zagat’s best Colorado restaurant, Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2010, and Alex has been a James Beard Award finalist several times. However, Alex says his biggest sense of accomplishment comes from the caliber of people he has had the opportunity to work with.
One of my favorite ways to cook apples is to put them in a traditional apple crisp. The simplicity of this dish allows the flavor of the apples to shine through with just a crunchy topping of oats and nuts to complement the tender, juicy apples.