Carbon Farming: The Future of Food

Climate change is one of the largest struggles our planet is currently facing. While industrialized farming has allowed farmers to yield more crops, quicker than ever before, the process has also depleted the earth’s topsoil, reduced topsoil’s water-holding capacity, and has been a net emitter of greenhouse gases. Adding to that, degraded soil reduces the ability to grow crops. And…


This month, Emory Hall debuts her first Boulder show, “Stories from a Mountain Kingdom: A Photo Exhibit of Nepal,” in The AKA Gallery and Wonder. The show opens November 3rd from 6-9 p.m. in The AKA Gallery in The Boulder Creative Collective warehouse and runs through January 2019. A colorful collection of tales from her travels, her images offer an intimate connection…

Beer & Food Pairing

Look like a crafty, beer connoisseur with these quick hits that are a match made in heaven. 

Boulder’s Best Brews

    Flavor: Crisp malt, American hops, clean, bright, and refreshing  Aromas: Floral and peppery hops

New American

Farm-to-table isn’t exactly a new concept to the Front Range, with Colorado a leading influence within the movement over the past several decades. Nor is it a rare one, thanks to our enviable combination of top-notch culinary talent and local abundance. So what sets Arcana, a relatively new arrival to the Boulder food scene, apart from the rest? For Co-owner…

Walden House

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. “–Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

a family affair

“Hey, Niemeyer's! You barbecuing?” A neighbor calls to us as he walks by. Sheri, communications director, wife, and mother of the majority of the Sundae Wines production team, explains to us that their family BBQ’s are infamous. They gather at least twice a week to share food and wine. Sheri never cooks for less than 40.

Feast for the Eyes

Food? For the November issue? Groundbreaking.   Based off the cover, you’re right ladies and gentlemen. This is the food issue, arguably the most fun and filling photo shoots to clean up after.   Much like a well-built, delicious recipe, we wanted to highlight food in all its form. From new farming practices, where food … Continued

Business with a Purpose

Ask any business owner what the purpose of a business is, and the chances are the answer you’ll get is “to make money!”

Howdy Fest

The Post Brewing Co. celebrated with friends and family at its third annual town block party — Howdy Fest! Guests enjoyed beers from six Lafayette breweries, backyard bbq, cowboy games, and dance-your-pants-off tunes from Head for the Hills and Wood Belly. Photographer: Peter Wallace IG: @wallyographypw

November 2018 Around Town

Boulder’s new Embassy Suites by Hilton rolls out Doggie Room Service Does your dog love steak dinner and luxurious dog beds? Then grab Fido and head directly to Boulder’s new Embassy Suites by Hilton, which is welcoming four-legged travelers this summer with a Party with Your Pup package and a decadent new Dog Room Service menu.  Located in the … Continued

The Designer’s Canvas

For Lauren Maggio, a house truly becomes a home when all of its elements, from its colors, architectural details, and material components to its furnishings and décor, reflect the inimitable personalities of its homeowners.

Spruce Confections

Boulder locals have long known of Spruce Confections as a meeting place for early morning coffees, incredible scones, lively music during the summer, and incredible views of the Flatirons from the flagstone patio at the Pearl Street location.

Savor & Sample: A Growe Garden Gala at the JCC

Over 150 people gathered on October 6th at the Boulder JCC for the 2nd Annual Savor & Sample Growe fundraiser to support local school garden education. Produced by Whitegate Events and Growe, guests enjoyed the talents of Dirty Flamenco and The Aristocats Band while savoring dishes, beverages, and desserts from local eateries. Photographer: Laura Martinelli & Caitlin … Continued

Red Carpet Adventure

Red Carpet Adventure is the annual signature event of There With Care featuring entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions to support the programs that help families facing the critical phase of a medical crisis. This year we were honored to welcome singer Clark Beckham, runner-up of American Idol and host Producer/Director Vic Levin. Title Sponsor, … Continued

Mountain Sun Colorado Kind Fest

Mountain Sun celebrated 25 years in business with a two-day music celebration at Planet Bluegrass, called Colorado Kind Fest. String Cheese Incident, The Motet, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Drunken Hearts Band performed on a picture perfect fall weekend in September. Proceeds from the event will help fund New Era Colorado. Photographer: NoCoast Photography

Cocktail Squad’s Kickoff Party with Boulder Wine Merchant

Cocktail Squad kicked off their arrival at Boulder Wine Merchant on September 26th. They sampled four outstanding canned cocktail products, along with live music. The Squad is comprised of a local Boulder team: John and Lauren Maggio, along with Boulder Wine Merchant's own Brett Zimmerman. These are high-quality craft cocktails made with natural products here in … Continued

Memory Lane — A Benefit for the Museum of Boulder

Stephen Tebo opened his facility featuring an exclusive collection of 360 vintage and luxury cars for a charity event hosted by the Museum of Boulder on September 29th. Attended by over 200 community members. Funds raised during the event support the Museum's plans to open a children's museum space on the garden level of the … Continued

3 Restaurants Where Flavors Triumphs

Boulder residents expect a lot from their restaurants. We prefer to eat foods that are healthy, homegrown, and freshly made—and sometimes restaurants fall short on these requirements. But three places stood out when we began our search for the best Boulder restaurant to serve authentic and fresh dishes that were packed full of flavor. Il Pastaio, a classic Italian-American restaurant,…

Perch Picks

It's finally that time of year where an outfit calls for layers (yes!). With a new season, there's always room for a fresh, new look. 


What seemed like 24 hours post the Dunton Hot Springs fall fashion shoot, the Cedar & Hyde crew were off again to take flight with an empire state of mind. It's not all work and no play when it comes to an NYC buying trip — how else do you think the family-run shop find such an eclectic array of…

Responsibility in Fashion

Free two-day shipping. Alexa. E-commerce. Prime. A one trillion dollar company. This is Amazon. 

Creating Boulder’s Eden

The team at Ecoscape, lead by owner Bill Melvin, has been creating verdant Edens in residential neighborhoods along the Front Range for the past eighteen years.

Hops Harvest

By the end of summer, most people are ready to transition out of summer and into fall. The swimsuits get stored away, the flannels get pulled out, the gazpacho recipe is removed from the counter, and the fridge finally gets filled with delicious fall beer. 

Not Your Grandma’s Handicraft

BL: Where did you learn to embroider?EL: I am completely self-taught. My grandmother has experience with embroidery, but it was never a skill that was passed on. Before I started my practice, I always believed embroidery was just cross-stitching pillows and things like that. However, once I discovered the world of contemporary embroidery [I] realized it could be anything you…

Fall Fashion Audit

This fall, Hannah Moon of Styled by Hannah Moon, is encouraging you to try something new, and to embrace the trends emerging. One big trend she’s been pushing? Animal print.

The Homestead

Perfectly combining the charm of Boulder’s rural open spaces as well as accessibility to its exciting downtown urban hub, this is a home that brings together the best of what Boulder living has to offer. Situated within a picturesque pastoral landscape with 270-degree views of the plains to the east and mountains to the west, this home and property exude…

World of Dance

Born from Artistic Director and Founder Caitlin Brozna-Smith’s desire to bring culturally authentic world dance forms to Denver, Bella Diva World Dance provides women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life the opportunity to learn and celebrate cultures from around the globe. The school strives to break down the preconceptions of what dance is and who it is for,…

Style + Grace

Here’s “fashion” defined.     fash·ion /ˈfaSHən/ noun a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.   Now “style.”   style /stīl/ Noun   a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed. a manner of doing something.   With our annual “fall fashion” … Continued

A Celebration of Life

For Boulder native, community member and business owner Mitch Campbell, the traditions of Dia de los Muertos resonate because they encourage celebrating life and strengthening communities through shared remembrance of those who have passed. Echoing the deeply meaningful intent and customs of this traditional Mexican holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, Campbell looks to support local organizations that…

October 2018 Around Town

DELO in Downtown Louisville Nears Completion Louisville, CO is regularly ranked among the best places to live in the country and this honor is largely due to its thriving downtown—the heart and soul of the community.  DELO, the new mixed-use development just blocks from Main Street in Downtown Louisville, answers that need.  The DELO neighborhood … Continued

Grapes & Grass Festival

The second annual Grapes & Grass (wine + bluegrass) festival, presented by Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers, was recently held at Boulder's Highland City Club. The sold-out event had something for everyone, including interactive kids activities, food trucks, wine tasting and over ten hours of live music! Special thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and guests who … Continued

Formerly, Ghost Town

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Carrot Tart

In the fall, when the carrots are bolstering for cooler temperatures, they become a bit sweeter and perfect for this unique tart. Creamy, sweet and packed with vital nutrients and minerals, will remind you of its pumpkin (or sweet potato) pie cousins, but the slices will be a bit more pudding like. It’s easy to make this pie dairy-free by…

Colorado Brazil Fest 2018 Samba on the Mall

The 2018 Colorado Brazil Fest was kicked off with a Samba Party on Pearl Street. The Boulder Samba School's Batería Alegría was joined by Bella Diva, Samba Colorado, Capoeira Canavial and Luciana da Silva for an evening of alegría celebrating musical and dance offerings from the rich traditions of Brazil! Photographer: Lisa Doane 

Avery Brewing 25th Anniversary Party

On August 4th, Avery celebrated their 25th Anniversary! They played tribute to the hundreds of beers that make Avery, Avery. Locals enjoyed Avery vintage and core beers, good eats and live music all afternoon. 

Hazel’s Annual CU Kickoff

Each year Hazel’s hosts an event to kick off the CU season just before the Rocky Mountain Showdown. We welcome back the students and get excited about the football season! Hazel’s is the official pre and post-game headquarters of the Colorado Buffalos. Photographer: Theodore Heron 

Kitchens al Fresco

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Artisan Outdoor Kitchens  Outdoor kitchens are having a moment in Colorado, and it’s no surprise why. With the state’s 300 days of sunshine, exciting new kitchen technologies, and more cabinetry and cooking appliance customization options than ever, homeowners are eager to create outdoor kitchen spaces that can satisfy all their entertainment and outdoor cooking…


 Article Emily O'Brien | Photography Kara Deyoung  Did you know the city of Boulder is working hard to become a zero-waste community by 2025? Right now, 90% of what we throw away could be recycled or composted. Together, we can change this.  According to The Sierra Club's Sierra magazine, Americans throw away an estimated 100 billion plastic bags each year,…

La Dolce Vita

 Article Allyson Reedy | Photography Poppy + Co  Leah Colby knows weddings. She’s run her own wedding and event planning company, La Dolce Events, for seven years. So what happens when a planner extraordinaire steps out from behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight on her own wedding day? Just as you’d expect, Leah’s wedding to Arron Alexis was an intentional event,…

I got five on it

 Article and Photography  I always walk away from the Month of Modern kick-off event feeling energized and inspired! The guest panel is typically an unexpected mix of professionals from various aspects of the design industry (cooking, industrial design, architecture, bicycle design, etc…). This event is a true and rare opportunity to make connections with people we may not meet otherwise.…

The Nature of Haertling Houses

 Article Brianna Blair | Photography Ladd Forde  What: Month of Modern House Tour featuring Charles Haertling Houses  When: October 13th, 10:00am to 4:00pm 

A Look at Modern Medicine

 Article Layne Elizabeth | Photography Michael Rainero  I believe there are two: the rising cost of healthcare and the rising rates of chronic disease. The reality is that the conventional healthcare paradigm needs to be updated from one based solely on “pathogenesis” (disease generation) to one that also embraces and nurtures “salutogenesis” (health generation). Cloud and other similar practices are…

Plant-Based Living

 Photography Kylie Fitts     (Recipe R1)

A Spanish Hills Revival

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Kylie Fitts  Situated just southeast of Boulder, the Spanish Hills neighborhood is known for its unrivaled views of the front range, back range and beyond. For those lucky enough to call this beautiful locale home, it’s all about the vista. For one Spanish Hills family, however, their love of their neighborhood was tempered by the…

Quiet but Powerful

 Article Article by Camille Wilson | Photography Photos by Kelsey Huffer  Sandra Pratt paints museum-quality romantic landscapes using oil on canvas. Her work speaks to the iconic American west with open and vast scenes and brilliant hues of color. Ann Klein, co-owner of SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder where Pratt shows some of her work, describes the paintings as having a…


 Photography Sarah Leituala  Happy 30th Anniversary to Month of Modern's (MoM) Founder!   Reaching a pearl anniversary is an amazing accomplishment for anyone — let alone a small architecture practice such as HMH Architecture + Interiors who is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.

Boulder’s Best Brews

 Article Amelia Broughton | Photography Jeff Jones  Beer Name: Craft Lager  Brewery: Upslope Brewing Company

MoM Takeover

This month we’ve had an editorial takeover to celebrate the upcoming fifth annual Month of Modern (MoM) event Boulder Lifestyle is proud to sponsor. The entire month of October will once again celebrate all things modern in Boulder — from art, design, food and lifestyle (and everything in-between).  We have a little preview of what … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Fourth Annual Boulder Green Home Tour The Colorado Green Building Guild, a local non-profit, is proud to present the fourth annual Boulder Green Home Tour. The tour is Saturday, September 29th, 2018, from 10 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Community members from Boulder and surrounding areas are invited to tour and step inside amazing … Continued