It is no surprise that LoHi has become one of the fastest growing and trendy neighborhoods in Denver that has attracted some of the city’s most unique and stylish boutiques. Last year, Shana Colbin Dunn, owner of the Kismet stores, brought her newest concept, True Holistic Boutique, to the neighborhood in the former Goldyn space near the old Olinger Mortuary, now home of Linger and the original Little Man Ice Cream. The Stasko Agency is very excited to work with Shana and her team to bring awareness of all that True has to offer.

True is much more then a retail clothing store; it is a holistic boutique that brings an eclectic mix of elegant, easy-to-live-in clothing, plus one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, home décor, wellness lotions and potions, and a space to experience Wellness Wednesdays and Self-care Sundays. Each week, True provides classes or opportunities to nurture you and your soul.  

We were fortunate enough to participate in True’s last event, a Mala Making Class, where Sarita Shrestha and Bryan McRea, from Tibet Imports, walked us through the meaning and process of making a personal Mala. This event brought women from all walks of life together to create something beautiful. Each Mala’s precious stones were chosen for the participant based on her birthday and sign. This is a “true” example of the experience Shana is bringing to her new location in LoHi. We look forward to sharing this journey with Shana and promoting her and all her concepts, Kismet, True Holistic Boutique, and the newest store, Luna and Jasper, as well as and the unique classes and experiences that Shana will be sharing with you.

Upcoming events include 5/5@5:00 – a Small Group Styling Session for five ladies.  The True stylists will hand pick 5 essential items just for you.  This is a chance to meet new and interesting women, drink wine, and get your style on!  Space is limited to just five women, event starts at 5:00pm.  Multiple dates and locations available.  Visit

On June 5th come enjoy a night with Medium Marla Mitchell at True LoHi.  The evening will include a discussion on what happens when you die and where do you go, a meditation to connect with loved ones on the other side, and a private psychic medium reading for all guests.  The event is from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and cost $100 per person, For more information on upcoming events at True Holistic Boutique visit: .


Kids Parade

If you’re still looking for something fun to do on the 4th of July, we encourage you to check out the annual Highland Neighborhood Fourth of July celebration, which has been drawing thousands to the area for more than a decade.

In addition to a parade and community picnic, this year’s festivities include live music, performances from local dance troupes, a bike decorating contest, field day games and an amateur pie competition. Judged by local celebrity chefs, the contest includes a $500 gift certificate to Linger for the winner.

The event kicks off at 8 am with a bike decorating party at 32nd and Clay Street and culminates with the creation of a 200-foot long sundae, crafted by our client Little Man Ice Cream and eagerly devoured by attendees – both young and old. For a full schedule, click here.

The Stasko Agency has been involved in the Fourth of July celebration since its inception. The goal was to simply find a way to bring the community together at a time when Lower Highland was beginning to attract a variety of new residents. But we also hoped that through the event, visitors from other parts of Denver would gain exposure to our little neck of the woods and all we had to offer, including such unique merchants as Little Man, which opened on July 4, 2008.


As a homegrown PR agency, we wanted to help put Highland on the map, so we helped organize the initial event, raised funds to cover entertainment, food and drinks and also promoted the celebration to the media. The result is an event that continues to grow and gain attention. We are consistently included in lists of local top 4th of July celebrations by such publications as 303 Magazine and Denver Life Magazine.

We continue to be heavily involved in fundraising and promoting the event, which remains one of our favorite holiday gatherings of the year. It also serves as a great reminder of how community events can serve as great public relations tools.