Andrisen Morton - Cherry Creek Colorado
Andrisen Morton in Cherry Creek just outside of Denver. AndrisenMorton.com
Andrisen Morton epitomizes the retail shopping experience. They embody the true meaning of quality and service in every detail of their operation from the level of products they carry down to the care and attention they give their customers. Their average sales staff member has over 20 years' experience in retail and they know the business and the fine art of fashion and style inside and out. It is this level of their pursuit of perfection and respect that we have for their store that made us desire to have Borlino there since that is what we stand for as well.
We also share the same respect and treatment of our customers. They are by far the nicest men's store in the state of Colorado and respected throughout the US by other retailers. If you live in Colorado and haven't been there or visiting from out of state, it's a must-see shopping destination in Cherry Creek.
With a sad heart.
My dear friend of whom I had the great pleasure of creating the Whiskey Leather Bar Bag for mentioned below has passed after a long and brave battle with cancer. And while I am fortunate to have called him friend and spent time with him at the end. He will forever live in my heart.
Thank you Richard for all that you taught me and shared with me for so many years. I'll see you again one day my brother.
An Honorable Task.
Upon occasion you are presented with the opportunity to create something exceptional and by all means one-of-a-kind (or in this case 10). We have that chance recently from a dear friend and customer. He commissioned us to create a Whiskey/Wine Bar Bag. The only caveat was that the case could be used in multiple ways. And it was to be named Slainte by Borlino. (Slainte is an Irish toast to good health.) So the only choice was to create an interior "Tote" that could be removed from the duffel which could then be used as a separate travel bag.
The bag was to carry a wooden cutting board and a full set of preselected tools as well as 2 bottles of Macallan Whiskey, a bottle of wine, a bottle of water, 4 glasses (stacked with leather between them and strapped for protection), special pockets for 2 types of napkins and an open center for a lot of other goodies.
After a few prototypes we pulled off something the client was as pleased with as we were. The Slainte was born and will make a remarkable gift for 10 very special people. Thank you Mr. G. We were truly honored.
A journey back in time.
When you walk the small cobblestone streets in Florence, you feel as though you have traveled back in time to the 14th Century. The cultural experience is felt in each footstep. As you travel past the Piazza della Signoria, you find yourself immersed into an open air museum that stops you in your tracks. The piazza is lined with masterpieces of Italian Renaissance art including the statue of David and the fountain of Neptune.
The foundation of Florence dates back to Roman times, despite evidence existing to show that Florence was already occupied in prehistoric times. The oldest part of the city bears the imprint of these Roman origins as it originated as one of Caesar's colonies. For the sake of defense, the city was set at the confluence of two streams, the Arno and the Mugnone, where the oldest populations had previously been located. The city developed rapidly thanks to its favorable position and the role it played in the ambit of the territorial organization in the region and it soon superceded Arezzo as the leading center in northern Etruria.
Economic power was the driving force behind the urban growth of the young colony. Commercial activity and trade thrived thanks to the fact that important communications routes, land and water, intersected at Florentia and offer an explanation for the presence of those oriental merchants, probably on their way from Pisa, who first introduced the cult of Isis and then, in the 2nd century, Christianity.
- April 2014