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Business to KnowLocal Denver entrepreneur and founder of Craft Boner, Kiwi Schloffel, shares her favorite spots around Denver, Colorado. She recommends breakfast at Denver Biscuit Company, exploring the Brass Armadillo Flea Market, and checking out Lakeside Amusement Park as local musts in the Dirt Road Travels' Denver, Colorado city guide.

Denver, Colorado

Craft Boner

"Kiwi is hilarious, and everyone needs to buy her stuff!"

Recommendations:
Denver Biscuit Company
Lakeside Amusement Park
Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

Craft Boner

"Kiwi is hilarious, and everyone needs to buy her stuff!"

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Denver, Colorado
Kiwi Schloffel, Owner

My Story

"I went to college for journalism and got a 'big girl job' out of school as a reporter. I was miserable.

I loved writing, but I wanted to write on my own terms. So I left, and became an Apple Genius in New York City. So I was doing that all day every day, without any sort of outlet for creativity, which drove me insane! I couldn't keep going. I loved the people, but hated going to work every day, and that became so draining mentally, emotionally and physically. Then, I started a blog as a creative outlet, and it's kind of crazy, but that's what eventually became Craft Boner. 

You have to be authentic, and you have to be true. Just go for it and do what feels right to you, so you can see what happens."

My Favorite Craft Boner Product

"Our 'Crushin' It' lapel pin. There are so many days when it's like, 'Can I just give this all up and get a day job?' But I see that little pin on my bulletin board and think, 'I can still do this! I can still crush it!'" 

My Advice for Others

"Don't always go into things with everything planned out. Instead, do things that feel true to yourself. If you want to start a business, you have to be ready to be poorer than you've ever been, and feel like you want to burst into tears sometime. Doing this requires drive and the ability to learn from everything. 

There are no overnight sensations. It's years of busting your ass

and it's not all accolades and high fives all the time. There will be days when the only person who's going to high five you is yourself, and that's OK. Just stay motivated, and just keep going." 

What I Love Most About Denver

"There's so much support and kindness in this town from other small businesses and customers. When I lived in New York, it was so competitive. You could just feel it in the air. Everyone wanted to be the next big thing. But in Denver, everyone is willing to support and lift each other up and to answer questions and to be a resource to each other, rather than being competitive." 

My Denver Musts

"I love breakfast food, so it's got to be Denver Biscuit Company. Then from there, visit Lakeside Amusement Park. It's one of my favorite places in Denver, or go to Brass Armadillo, which is an indoor flea market." 

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Denver Biscuit Company
"Where drinking Old Fashions at 9 AM is just the right thing to do."
-104.9490983
39.7403795
Lakeside Amusement Park
A family oriented amusement park with rides and fun for all ages.
-105.05433449999998
39.7792034
Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
The ultimate vintage shopping adventure.
-105.12441610000002
39.7850128
Craft Boner
"Kiwi is hilarious, and everyone needs to buy her stuff!"
-104.9567831
39.770079

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