On the Cover

The September issue in the editorial world is traditionally the biggest production of the year featuring all things fashion. Why one might ask? I sure did, and after digging around, I found the best explanation from good ole Vogue, the encyclopedia of fashion.

Flavor of the Month

I’m just going to go out on a limb here and admit that I’m one of those people who loves a good PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for the critics who don’t know). It’s more than just a marketing scheme created by Starbucks - I think. Here me out.

Grapes & Grass Festival

What could be more Boulder than a wine and bluegrass festival in the heart of town? Over 800 guests turned out to the Historic Highland City Club for wine tasting and world-class bluegrass music, for what is sure to be an annual event. Photography by Kelsey Huffer.

Grapes & Grass Kickoff Party

The first annual Grapes & Grass (Wine + Bluegrass) festival, kicked off with an all-inclusive dinner, wine, and concert event on August 25th at the Historic Highland City Club. Wine programming for the evening orchestrated by Master Sommelier, Brett Zimmerman and the Boulder Wine Merchant staff. Photography by Kelsey Huffer.

The Post Townie Fest

The Post Brewing Company toasted its hometown of Lafayette, CO, at the second annual Townie Fest. Guests enjoyed ice cold beers, tasty treats, live tunes and carnival games like dunk the brewer and chicken toss. All proceeds directly benefitted the Lafayette Professional Fire Fighters and their Fill the Boot Campaign.

Sanitas Brewing Taco Fest

The Sanitas Taco Fest was the place to be on August 5th in Boulder, CO! Featuring live Lucha Libre wrestling, 40+ gourmet taco options, live bands, huge pinatas and 20+ exclusive Sanitas beers – the Taco Fest was action packed and AWESOME. 
Photography by AMA Photography.

Open House at Jim Packer’s

Photography by Lisa Doane.

LIV Sotheby’s Broker Open

LIV Sotheby’s Host Broker Open at 7321 Flagstaff Road. Area Brokers tour Jeff Erickson’s new listing. Photography by Lisa Doane.

How to Pack a Bowl

You may notice more Poke (it’s pronounced POH-keh) restaurants popping up than build-your-own-burrito bars. It’s basically the food trend of 2017 and the next gen of sushi. Here’s why we’re on board with this traditional Hawaiian dish: first and foremost, it’s healthy. These bowls are full of good fats sourcing Omega-3 from the fatty fish, avocados and nori. Omega-3 helps…

October 2017 Around Town

Fall is a time of harvest bounty for many, and yet too many children in Boulder, Denver and across the nation continue to go to bed hungry each night. National hunger relief and youth empowerment organization Conscious Alliance will team up with Blackbelly to host the 4th Annual Art That Feeds Harvest Celebration at eTown Hall on October 5th to…

Healing Waters

Visiting Colorado’s hot springs resorts has always been a source of fun between my family and friends. It’s a place to play, a place to celebrate and a place to mingle; but for centuries, people have flocked to natural hot springs for something more than just a fancy vacation activity—to bathe in its healing waters. I wanted to test this…

home on the range

Nestled outside of Nederland, Colorado is Caribou Ranch, the former site of the famous Caribou Ranch recording studio. Dreamt up by James (Jim) Guercio, the studio offered both a spiritual retreat and an ideal production space for a wide range of musicians, including Elton John, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder and Amy Grant. Guercio finished building in 1972, and the studio…

DO I NEED A [DIGITAL] DETOX?

From a very early age, my life began to be structured by technology. When the TV announced “Live! From Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza!” I knew I was in trouble. The Today Show meant it was 7 o’clock and I’d better run as fast as I can if I was going to catch the school bus. Nowadays, that framework seems…

Ready, Set, Go!

For beginners, a 5k (3.1 miles) or a 10k (6.2 miles) is normally the first thing you decide to tackle. But that doesn’t mean the race is any easier. Paxton Smith, a sophomore University of Colorado runner, says taking care of yourself before a run is crucial to seeing good performance. Smith says getting a good night’s sleep, eating a…

An ICONic Impact

For the past eight years, Trudi Horowitz and Susan Knickle have been working to eradicate the term “starving artist” from Boulder’s lexicon. With roots deeply embedded in Boulder’s art scene for over four decades, the women are using their own expertise to help local artists hone their craft and make a smooth transition from learning to succeeding.

Om at Home

With school back in session, you may be searching for simple ways to slow down and reconnect with your child in-between the homework, PTO meetings, soccer games and the fast-paced frenzy of life with little ones. If you are longing for a slower pace, as well as looking for ways to help your kids pause from the craziness of life,…

In the Know: The Boulder Burgundy Festival

Now in its seventh year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival brings a taste of the exquisite-and limited-wine of the Burgundy region to Boulder. In an effort to allow enthusiasts the chance to experience Burgundy wine without the daunting price tag it usually abides, Sommelier Brett Zimmerman created an event that allows people from every corner of the wine-loving world to learn…

LAGERS: More Than Just Light Beer

The beginnings of Wibby Brewing were ignited with a conversation at High Sierra Music Festival in 2013 between college friends and now co-founders Ryan Wibby and Ted Risk. At the time of the festival, Wibby had been brewing professionally for nearly to fifteen years and had spent time in Berlin, Germany studying with some of the best lager brewers. Risk…

Look Dino-Mite This Halloween

It can be hard to think of creative kids costumes every Halloween (and even harder to create a costume if you aren't a seamstress). Lucky for us, Fabricate has shared step-by-step instructions for a costume DIY that you can actually do yourself. Pick different fabrics to reflect your kids personality (we went with polka dots) or go for traditional dinosaur…

early detection

Breast cancer today is just as prevalent, if not more so than it’s ever been. According to the American Cancer Society, over 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be or have already been diagnosed in women in 2017. The good news, however, is that there are over three million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone. With…

PANTRY CONFESSIONS

Tieghan Gerard, the blogger behind Half Baked Harvest and author of Half Baked Harvest Cookbook that just came out this fall. Her blog and cookbook both feature a little sweet, savory, healthy and indulgent recipes from her barn in the mountains of Silverthorne, Colorado. We asked the food photographer/stylist/recipe developer about her favorite things, in and out of the kitchen.

Cocktail Caravan Launch Party

Cocktail Caravan celebrated the launch of Lolita, a vintage mobile bar, with help from La Dolce Events, The Bindery Denver, Chef Dane’s Kitchen, Hapa, Fortuna Chocolate, Breckenridge Distillery, Finkel and Garf, DJ Bella Scratch, DJ Elise, The Storybrick, Fiori Flowers, and RC Special Events. Photography by Poppies & Paisley.

The Stockton Group’s Pre-Bravo! Vail & Betty Ford Gardens Reception

The Stockton Group proudly supports Bravo! Vail Music Festival and The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Educational Center. It was a beautiful evening as The New York Philharmonic opened their 2017 residency at Bravo! Vail with a quintessentially American program led by guest conductor Bramwell Tovey. Photography by Kirsten Webster.

Jill’s Restaurant Relaunch Event

Jill’s Restaurant, located in St Julien Hotel & Spa, has introduced a new menu, and with it, the launch of a more approachable concept for the restaurant. On August 2, guests enjoyed a selection of dishes to introduce and celebrate the new menu. 
Photography by Merideth Hartung, B Public Relations.

Symphony Under The Stars

On July 21, 2017, The Highland City Club and the Boulder Symphony co-hosted an evening of wonderful music, fine wine and great conversation at the beautiful, historic Highland City Club. Photography by John Mendez.

Stars on the Farm, A Boots & Bling Benefit: Celebrating 5 Years of Serving Families in the NICU

On Wednesday, July 26th over 200 attendants enjoyed a fun-filled evening at YA YA Farm & Orchard, kicking the night off with a whiskey tasting presented by Atlas Valley Purveyors, a delicious farm-to-table dinner, and a special live performance by The Railsplitters. 
Photography by ELC Photography, Erin Cox.

September 2017 Around Town

Dr. Jennifer Johnson joined the Foundation Health team in early August. As a Foundation Health physician, she aims to provide a customized care experience and coordinated wellness approach to help inspire you to pursue optimal health.

Measure up with Heywood & Ringo

When it was time for our publisher, Andy Manz, to update his suit wardrobe, he called upon husband and wife duo dream team and friends, Jay McPhaul and Jessica Wenger McPhaul. Made to measure suits and made to make your life easier. Jessica is a Emmy nominated assistant costume designer for the popular netflix show House of Cards and has…

Backbone of the Family

Dr. Lynch opened ADIO Health Chiropractic in December 2014 when he instantly fell in love with the area. Although there is a lot of competition in Boulder, Dr. Lynch has set himself apart from the crowd with the torque release technique that only he offers in this area.

Refresh & Regroup

Crisp, chilly mornings, freezing nights, dry winter air, heavy snowfall. Autumn is upon us, and that means these frigid harbingers of the freezin’ season will be here soon. The impending cold weather doesn’t have to spell trouble for your yard, though, and there are plenty of steps you can proactively take to prepare it for the upcoming winter months.

Mountain Made

Thunder and Rain is an innovative country band based in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. The group was founded by Erinn Peet-Lukes (vocals/ guitar) and Pete Weber (mandolin). The duo knew that Denver would be a good home for their “newgrass” style and, after making the move, they met Chris Herbst (dobro), a Vancouver, B.C. native, and Ian Haegele (bass),…

The Boulder Men’s Style Guide

In the past, most Boulder men would be seen out and about town wearing athleisure clothing—probably because they just got back from hiking, climbing or skiing all day. But the Boulder man is starting to evolve his style into a hip, sleek and (in our opinion) sexy look that gives us vibes of big-city-living tucked into the mountains. These men…

[Gallery]

With 300 days of sunshine, it’s no secret that Colorado lends itself to stellar images of the great outdoors. But what about the artists that thrive on imperfections—evocative moments with depth and grit? Are those folks better left for the ultra-urban environments like New York City? Joe Friend, a photographer, specializing in advertising, fashion and portraiture, says that for him,…

Mirage egariM

There’s an undeniable sense of mystery that the desert evokes: its hidden life sprouting from impossible soil, its untouched surface etched like a fingerprint. If you’ve ever sank your toes into the fine-grain terrain of the Great Sand Dunes, you understand this magic that lies in these hills.

24 HOURS WITH ALEXA ALLEN DESIGN

Alexa Allen Design is a name some may recognize, but few know the maker/artist/designer/mom behind the brand. Alexa Allen uses her hands creating wood objects and leather goods (like, really good) for her business and working with the one and only Todd Reed. Inspired by all the usual suspects; art, architecture and furniture design, her first creative passion, her style…

Bathroom 3-Ways

Fashion your bathroom with 
these three uplifted and 
fashion forward looks.

Disposable Design

Next time you’re cleaning out your closet, be mindful that your seemingly insignificant trash-bag full of clothing is representative of a huge problem in our country. It’s not just tossing old clothes that are causing problems; everything from the production of materials like cotton, which requires huge quantities of water to grow, to the chemicals used in the dying process,…

30-Minute Workout

Not all movement protocols need to take a long time or require equipment. Our intention is to give you a deeper look into how to keep your health and fitness moving forward even when you're busy. 
Our programming is specific and efficient and this month will only take you thirty minutes to complete. This set is a little more time…

The Perfect Pair

We talked with Chief Wine Officer and Master Sommelier, Brett Zimmerman about The Great Oregon Wine Company rooted in Oregon. You don’t need to travel far for the perfect pair to a great meal. Here are some expert tasting notes from Brett Zimmerman himself.

Current Mood

Be A Good Person is a brand with a pretty clear message. As they say on their website, “We believe that positive change truly starts with within ourselves, one person at a time.” Julian Donaldson, co-founder of Be A Good Person, is sharing the team’s inspiration shelf with us. On the shelf are past and present items that they’ve had…

BOOKMARKED

Turning 40, Sue Frederick thought she had lost everything. Widowed, childless, and heartbroken, her escalating sense of failure launched her on a spiritual journey to find what mattered, forge her own unique story, and share her message through her memoir, Water Oak: The Happiness of Longing.

Hair of the Dog

We’re in the heart of the dog days of summer. A time of year marked by inactivity and lethargy. It seems like life has taken a pause (or should I say, ahem, Paws.) This month’s theme is an ode to idleness. August is the final month we can embrace the summer vibe of rest and relaxation before vacation time is…

7th Annual Avery Sour Fest

Avery Brewing celebrated their Annual Sour Fest on June 24th featuring 37 breweries and over 100 sour beers on tap! 
Photography by The Brewtography Project.

10th Annual Kaleidoscope Gala

350 caring supporters attended Hang 10, 10th annual Kaleidoscope gala at the Omni on May 6. Guest enjoyed silent and live auctions, steel drums, tropical drinks, moving awards program and helped raise over $240,000 to benefit youth in crisis served by Attention Homes. 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Barbara Colombo of 11:11 Productions Photography

Flatirons Bank Customer Appreciation

Flatirons Bank hosted their customer appreciation event. Everyone that came socialized with the Flatirons Bank team, and other clients of the bank, over drinks and appetizers provided by some of its recognizable business clients. Photography by Lisa Doane.

Bike to Work Day at St Julien Hotel & Spa

In celebration of Bike to Work Day on June 28, St Julien Hotel & Spa offered early morning treats for cycling commuters. Attendees enjoyed complimentary breakfast courtesy of Jill’s Restaurant, chair massages from St Julien’s Spa therapists, and a bike tune-up station provided by Full Cycle. 
Photography by Catie Mayer.

August 2017 Good Times

The Post Chicken & Beer teamed up with Stephen Tebo for an American Classics Car Show & Auction. Guests enjoyed ice-cold beer, BBQ off the grill, and fried chicken while browsing and bidding on classics from Tebo’s private collection—including a 1962 Chrysler Imperial and 1947 Kaiser-Frazer. 
Photography by Rachel Bachman.

Full Cycle Grand Opening

Boulder’s only full service bike shop with a full service taproom and espresso bar & café, is now open. Offering 16 taps of craft beer, wine, and nitro coffee, and espresso bar serving premium coffee, tea, chai, along with burritos, paninis, and pastries. 
Photography by Nolan Brady and Russell Chandler.

August 2017 Around Town

Recently released, Yonder Mountain String Band releases their first new studio album in two years, LOVE. AIN'T LOVE, is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist…

How to Host a Ladies Beer Night

What’s a gal to do on a beautiful summer night here in Boulder, when the sun’s still a-shining and the patio’s a-calling? Get together with her girls and get her craft beer on, of course! The craft beer scene in Boulder County is a delicious adventure ripe for the exploring, and a craft beer night with your best girls is…