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21st Annual Boulder Wedding Showcase

The 21st annual Boulder Wedding Showcase was held at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center and Boulder Theater on January 28th. The Boulder Wedding Showcase brings couples face-to-face with Boulder's top wedding vendors in a fun atmosphere.

The Hiltons on Canyon Grand Opening

Guests enjoyed a memorable evening at the new Hiltons on Canyon with interactive tours, delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a whole lot of adventure. The activities included a CU tailgate, Colorado artists, outdoor adventures with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, and DJ RIPM in the ballroom! Photography by Felicia Meyer.

All Things Trendy.


Pickin’ @ The Post (Neil Young)

The Post "house band" was recently joined by longtime Boulder resident, and front man for The Samples, Sean Kelly, for a jam-grass tribute to Neil Young. On March 15th, the gang will be celebrating the timeless music of The Band. Photography by Shannon Hudson.

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Yoga Day

Real estate brokers and support staff of LIV SIR gathered for a mid-day re-
balance of body and mind at the newest downtown yoga studio, Bulldog Yoga. 
Photography by Lisa Doane.

Cory Richards Book Signing

ICON Wrap Party rocked! Bob Morehouse and team from Vermilion Graphics designed and published a gorgeous coffee table book commemorating a show that honored so many of those who are an integral part of Boulder, its essence and history. Cory Richards was signing books for guests. Photography by Jen Lobo.

Training (in) Paradise

When the time came to build themselves a home base, Tim O'Donnell and Mirinda Carfrae needed far more than just a house. The couple, who are world champion triathletes, live a life full to the brim with training and traveling, and their busy lifestyle demands a home tailored to support it. They sought a sanctuary to keep up with their…

In The Kitchen with Kimbal Musk

Known as a "founding father of the modern food movement,” Kimbal Musk has launched initiatives across the country to change the way we view, enjoy, and learn about food. 
A firm believer that “it’s a human right to understand what we are putting in our bodies,” Kimbal Musk is leading the charge to change the way America’s kids eat.

March 2018 Around Town

Melton Design Build of Boulder, CO has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, for the fourth consecutive year. The four time winner, 25-year-old, full-service design/build firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry…

Ask the Experts

Visualize what it looks like to work toward financial fitness. The picture in your head likely doesn’t involve jogging or free weights, does it?

Lauren Maggio Designs

With spring in the air, the desire to refresh and attempt a new design trend is high on our weekend to-do list.  How does one begin to artfully arrange a so-called, shelfie? 

Where the Colorado Twang Meets the Funk

A Border Collie named Griffin, sunken leather chairs and ambient lighting fill Arthur Lee Land’s eclectic mountain townhome. His hometown gig is a quarter mile down the road at a brewery that fits his trio’s unique style. Arthur, his wife Carol, and bandmates Zach Jackson and Will Trask, bring twang back to life.

Little Red Lodge

As a stylist, I’m constantly inspired by global influences. I love how the owners of the Little Red Lodge were able to combine textile inspiration from all over the world to create a cozy and eclectic space. Warm red Kilim and Persian rugs ground the space and add warmth and coziness, perfect for a cabin nestled in the woods. The…

Design, Decoded 30

I know you’ve all seen a Sputnik light, but the history of its design is still a little murky.  Although some credit the Italian engineer Gino Sarfatti, it’s not 100% clear who designed it first as it was copied and reinterpreted many times over in the 1950s and 60s.  But that’s often the case with design history, so we’re going to run with…


Open a home interior magazine or flip on a home improvement show and it’s easy to see that rustic modern is the look that everyone loves! Experience modern architecture and rustic interior decor by taking a look inside 15 of the West’s finest rustic modern private homes, traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artist studios, and places for play. Featuring detailed…

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Designs Inspired 
by Nature

Inspired by nature and intrigued by technique, furniture designer Jason McCloskey of Jace Will Designs creates pieces that are as unique as the peaks of the Rockies. Curved wood and sheepskin form a chair that’s purpose is to relax and quiet your mind. 


Traveling through Arizona can be a fun and easy road trip, the hardest part is deciding what to see. Although the state is small, all the hallmarks are pretty far apart...and there are a lot of them. 

Music to Our Ears

Future Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that supplies Colorado public schools with instruments and art supplies, has long held the dream of opening a youth arts house. 

The Dating Game

When searching “dating app” in an app store, dozens of results appear. The range of routes a person can take is endless. For instance, do you download the “Cougar Dating” app, or the “Cougar Dating for Mature Women” app? While most people agree they’d prefer to meet someone organically, i.e., in person or through mutual acquaintances, these days, everyone, from…

Top Five Of The Last Five

When my wife, Kate, and I recently realized that this issue was the five-year anniversary of Boulder Lifestyle, there was a wide range of emotions. My initial reaction was disbelief but soon followed by an overwhelming sense of gratitude. We truly could not be more humbled and thankful for what the last five years have brought.

Cottonwood Custom Homes Holiday Party

Cottonwood Custom Home Builders hosted their Annual Holiday Party at Fate Brewing
Company. Guests ranged from architects, clients subcontractors and more! 
Photography by Felicia Meyer.

Pickin’ @ The Post (Rolling Stones)

Guests recently enjoyed a "Jam Grass" tribute to the Rolling Stones at The Post Brewing Co.'s new Boulder location. The evening was highlighted by a surprise appearance by String Cheese Incident keyboardist, Kyle Hollingsworth, who sat in for "Sympathy For The Devil" and "Paint It Black". Photography by Felicia Meyer.

We Need to Talk: Power, Beauty, Glory, Truth

The Academy Boulder and The Dairy Arts Center hosted the second discussion of the series We Need to Talk: Power, Beauty, Glory, Truth. Panelists were: Photographer George Lange, Travel Gourmet Peggy Markel, Polar Explorer John Huston and Designer/ 
Model Danette Stuckey. 

Audi Flatirons & Audi Boulder Holiday Party

Getting down with the best automotive shop in town! Both the Audi Boulder & Audi Flatirons teams celebrated the holidays with gifts from our community partners and tunes from our favorite band, the Hop Pickers! Photography by Derek Wood.


“Back then, I was just a kid,” says Todd Reed, founder and chief creative of the fine jewelry studio, Todd Reed Inc. “I was super naïve—I didn’t know a thing about business.”

February 2018 Around Town

The Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Boulder–two modern new hotels conveniently located in the heart of Boulder–are now open.

Go on, Give us a Smile

Ten fingers, ten toes, one strong wail. It’s how we imagine—we hope, rather—all children come into the world. But what happens when their first appearance is made with a cleft lip or palate, or congenital deformities classified as microtia? That’s where Dr. Catherine Weng, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Peak Ear, Nose and Throat Center in Broomfield, and…

Volvo XC60 Crossover

The redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60 includes new luxurious design features, both inside and out, an available plug-in hybrid and new engines. One size smaller than Volvo’s full-sized CX90 SUV, the 2018 CX60 redesigns its interior to compete with luxury vehicles. Leather seats, along with the panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and automated emergency braking are all standard.

Lobster Bliss—I mean—Bisque

 + Kosher salt   2 live lobsters, weighing 
 around 3 pounds total  + 2 tablespoons olive oil


We find a lot of inspiration on Instagram these days, and this month we connected with @darcie_shively AKA Darcie Shively, after spotting her fiber creations on our feed. Call it chance, and it ties in perfectly with Shively’s story. Her weavings have evolved to what she calls “records of chance,” designing patterns with primarily wool and cotton fiber pulp with…

Pieces of Art

Many a family and group of friends have sat around an empty table, drumming their fingers in anticipation, as a box of jumbled jigsaw puzzle pieces is poured out in front of them. It’s this image, one of friends gathered in conversation and laughter, that inspired Liberty Puzzles Founder and Co-owner Chris Wirth to create his unique Boulder business 14…

Love, All

Samantha Trueheart (ST): What is your inspiration during your writing process?
Alaina Moore (AM): Patrick and I spent significant amounts of time sailing and living on a small sailboat. The first record we wrote was a literal, straight documentation of our first sailing trip. But since then sailing has taken an abstract place and has become a motivator to my creative life.…

Hadley Girl Gives Back

Offering simple, sweet and sometimes sassy bows, and cozy-comfy clothing crafted to last, Boulder grown Hadley Girl has quickly made a name for itself. Kelsey Ross, the founder of Hadley Girl, has established an avenue to both create clothing and accessories for little girls, and to give back to the community that supports her.

Our Contributors

 writer   Samantha Trueheart is a lifestyle writer based in Boulder. Her work has been featured online in Yoga Journal, Clean Eating, O, The Oprah Magazine and other national titles. Currently, she manages Log Home Living, Timber Home Living and Cabin Life’s websites. When not writing for Boulder Lifestyle, she’s buying houseplants, hiking Sanitas or drinking matcha.  writer 


 all supplies available at Rebecca’s Apothecary  + Pigments or micas  + Oil base 
 (coconut oil, jojoba oil, infused olive oil)


A line forms awaiting the 4 p.m. mark as doors open to Santo Boulder, Restaurateur/Chef Hosea Rosenberg’s newest restaurant in North Boulder. As I arrive, Chef Hosea and his staff are gathered around prepping for the night ahead, and the bustle begins.

Less is More

Yes, it is the dichotomy of my life. The SCI shows with the band are filled with great rewards, but sometimes great pressures. From setlist creations and special events, it can be a lot to shoulder. Sometimes the smaller solo gigs are a good release and a sense of stretching out from the “mothership,” a way to showcase where I…


We're highlighting the #optoutside, #beautifulboulder #wanderfolk #colorfulcolorado #livevividly shots of Instagram (#yougetit, right?). It's what we like to call #naturegram and Boulderites seem to know how to hone in on our hometown's beauty. 

The Novel Way

For Thatcher Wine, CEO and founder of Boulder’s Juniper Books, there’s much more to a shelf of volumes than its spines, bindings, covers, and pages on pages of words. 
By bringing artfully designed book sets and collections into the homes of customers and clients, Wine seeks to physically surround them with stories that will transport them to worlds beyond their…

Hi, 2018

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. Why do we set ourselves up for failure with lofty goals, that no matter how good, are inevitably a chain of compromises? I recently read an interesting article about goal setting and the best advice was to break down resolutions into smaller goals with no set in stone date. 

Beaver’s Birthday Bash at The West End Tavern

Beaver’s Birthday Bash toasted to The West End Tavern’s visionary founder and mentor-to-many Steve “Beaver” Goren, who first opened the tavern with Marc “Minnie” Minion in 1987. Guests enjoyed homemade birthday cake while watching the Broncos vs. Chiefs game and 100th Wing King Challenge. Photography by Peter Wallace, Wallyography.

Walters & Hogsett Grand Re-Opening Party

Walters and Hogsett's remodeled showroom was completed just in time for the holiday shopping season. They celebrated the reopening of its store with a Holiday Party hosting over 350 guests. The event showcased new collections from Roberto Coin, Jude Frances and Lauren K.  Photography by Alexander Beal.

Todd Reed 25th Anniversary Party

The night of December 2nd was a night to remember in Boulder. Todd Reed, along with friends, family and fans, gathered at the newly expanded Boulder Showroom on Pearl Street to celebrate Todd's 25th year of design. The night was filled with lots of entertainment. 
Photography by Jen Lobo.

ADIO Chiropractic’s Third Year Anniversary Party

ADIO Chiropractic celebrated their third year anniversary by inviting their patients to come join the fun! Guests enjoyed catering by Japango and Cured, as well as some prize giveaways provided by the ADIO Chiropractic team. Photography by Felicia Meyer.

Homeless & Runaway Youth Awareness Month

November was National Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month at Attention Homes. Through Sleep Out, Dine Out, Shout Out and Rock Out events, we were able to connect with the community and give others a glimpse of the realities facing youth experiencing homelessness. Photography by Guthrie Theodore and Claire Larsen.

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Premiere

Warren Miller Entertainment’s hometown screenings for its 68th feature film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen were a great success. The film featured a handful of Colorado athletes, and ski locations and many Boulder locals came to join in the festivities that kick off winter. Photography by Ian Anderson.

January 2018 Around Town

Centro Mexican Kitchen is very proud to announce Chef Johnny Curiel as the new Chef de Cocina. His debut menu showcases regional specialties inspired by his extensive travels across Mexico—from Jalisco and Baja, Chihuahua and Veracruz, Yucatán and Oaxaca, each prepared with the very best Colorado ingredients.

2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar to support Bridge House

At our Holiday Bazaar 150 of Boulder's women to come together sip and shop from upscale vendors in support of Bridge House. We raised over $5,000 in cash and auction prizes for Bridge House and its and its mission to end homelessness in Boulder County. Photography by Christine Suchor.