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Name: Kevin Larson
Education: Undergraduate degree, University of Colorado
Profession: Owner of Pandora’s Toy Box and Kevin Larson Presents
Story by: Julie Hullverson
Kevin Larson is an interesting character; he’s handsome, smart, philanthropic and, he idolizes Hugh Hefner. He even refers to himself as “Mini Hef” and frankly, they do have a lot in common.
Kevin is a successful entrepreneur who owns Pandora’s Toy Box, the upscale lingerie store on Broadway, and Kevin Larson Presents, an event-planning company that caters to 20- to 30-something Denverites seeking an alternative to the bar scene to network, mingle and have fun. Like the real Hef, Kevin likes to throw pajama-themed parties, keep the company of beautiful women, and he has an unapologetic stance on the benefits of expressing your sexuality.
Kevin also possesses an incredible work ethic. Running a store and planning parties is not all this he does; he owns a manufacturing and a design company, and he has launched a membership-only group comprised of Denver's young social set, called Nuevo Societé, for networking and charitable contribution purposes. And, he’s writing a performance piece, which he describes as “theater surreal, kind of a Cirque du Soleil meets Stomp meets De LaGuarda,” which he hopes will make it to Broadway someday. “I just want to have fun, get crazy and raise some money for charity in the process,” Kevin says. And judging by the list of parties he has coming up this year, including the “Eyes Wide Shut” Ball, the “Foam Party,” the “Fashion and Passion” fashion show, and the fall “Jammy Jam,” where PJs are mandatory, it looks like things just might get a little crazy.
Favorite Clothing Stores: Saks
What gives a woman/man style: Straying from the norm, but not too far out! And personality.
Favorite Restaurant: Mizzuna, Sacre Blue, Strings, Emma’s
Which social event is your favorite? The Victorian Ball at Halloween
What are your volunteer activities? On the committee for Mutts and Models, donates event- planning services to Saturday Night Alive, and works with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Project Angel Heart.
Saturdays are likely to find you: At work
Where can you be found at midnight on a Saturday? In bed, sleeping, or out with friends, and hopefully meeting new and interesting people.
Do you have any Pets? An Akita named Kuma.
When you move, what will your home tell its next owner, about you? Hopefully nothing.
What one word describes you best? Ecstatic
What word would you like others to use to describe you? As long as it’s not derogatory, I don’t really care.
What was your first job? Filling in for my brother on his paper route at age 6.
What word or expression do you use too much? “Huh?”
What is your greatest indulgence? Coffee
What or who is the greatest love of your life? My mother
When and where were you the happiest? Right now
Which talent would you most like to have? To play the piano.
What is your current state of mind? Lunacy -- what’s new?
What do you consider your greatest achievement? My store, Pandora’s Toy Box, and KLP (Kevin Larson Presents)
What is your most treasured possession? My youthful outlook and passion for life.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To watch those who are closest to you suffer.
What is the best advice you have ever received? It’s OK to ask for what you want.
What is your motto? Enjoy Life
What is your favorite quote? Ciao Bella……What? Did you want something profound?