Music Spotlight: Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes

The symphony orchestra. Classical instruments. Mozart. Beethoven. Haydn. These are things we are familiar with but may not have any personal contact with. During the past ten years, the Boulder Symphony, led by Devin Patrick Hughes, has been breaking boundaries between the general public and classical music. Focusing on community outreach, the Boulder Symphony allows those that are unfamiliar with…

Resplendent Ranch

When it came to conceptualizing the design for the outdoor living areas of this stunning Boulder home, RSL Outdoor General Manager John Herron notes that there was a significant prevailing factor working in his team’s favor.

Sounds of Summer

Summertime in Colorado is synonymous with sunshine, craft brew sipping and the acoustic sounds of string band music. And with its line-up of upcoming music festivals, Planet Bluegrass, the renowned local organization behind year-round concerts and festivals throughout the state, is offering up an exceptional menu of musical talent and excitement in the coming summer months.

Investing in the Future

Five years into running the Future Arts Foundation, Founder Travis Albright is still exploring exciting new ways to bring music and the arts to Boulder.

Natural Women

This group of uplifting women knows no limits when it comes to creating success. The common theme? It’s a remarkable time to be a woman in business.

New to the Game

“It’s hard to be an entrepreneur and work in a niche realm,” Kelly Ernst says with a laugh. “Because if you do something that everyone likes, then everyone will give you their business.”

On the Radar

Sarah Lucas, Frida Kahlo, Kara Walker, Agnes Martin, Lucio Fontana, Richard Serra, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Annette Messager, Rauschenberg, Rothko, Lichtenstein…

May 2019 Around Town

17th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour The Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour has established itself as Boulder’s premier garden tour, opening eight to 10 hand-selected and exceptional gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Mature estate gardens, cutting edge water-wise gardens and stylish small gardens will delight with their diversity on this self-guided walking tour. Tucked away from view, these remarkable sanctuaries aren’t open at any … Continued

With Grace

The time of year has arrived, when we get the opportunity to meet incredible women in our own community, with different paths, opposite industries and undeniable passion. What I learned throughout the process of bringing our annual women’s issue to life is that each one of the six women we interviewed is more alike than … Continued

Green Thumb

The story of Sturtz & Copeland, Boulder’s treasured florist and garden center, is a storied one. It dates back to 1882 when James and Rhoda Hubbard built five greenhouses alongside the quiet dirt avenue of Arapahoe Road and opened Fawcett Floral. In August of 1928, Lloyd and Gladys Sturtz bought out the Hubbards, and Sturtz & Copeland officially entered its…

Bobo’s Snacking for a Cause

Bobo’s Oat Bars employees began volunteering at There With Care in 2016, and have been donating its baked goodies for the meals bags that the nonprofit provides. Snacking for a Cause celebrated the launch of a new flavor, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip featuring a There With Care child, Thomas, who was helped while he faced a brain tumor. … Continued

Proud House Studio Grand Opening

Proud House Studio celebrated its interior design showroom Grand Opening Celebration: toasting with libations from Boulder Wine Merchant, treats from Shamane’s Bakery and Spice of Life Catering. Photographer: Poppy & Co.          Photography by Kelsey Huffer

MarchFourth Show

On March 22nd, the larger than life group of musicians and acrobats brought their joy-inducing force of entertainment to the Fox Theatre.  Photographer: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

2nd Biannual Ecoscape Vendor Appreciation Party

Merrymaking and shenanigans were on tap for Ecoscape’s St. Patrick’s themed vendor appreciation party on March 15th.  Bluegrass music from Steepland String Band played, as guests ranged from artisans, pond builders, designers, bee-enthusiasts, and equipment providers, with Harlequin’s Gardens, Plant Select, and Ramblin’ Jackson marketing agency rounding out the list.   Photographer: Jack Jostes, Karina … Continued

ZOLO Grill’s 25th Birthday Party

200 of Big Red F’s friends, family, longtime regulars, and employees came together on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the quarter-century birthday of one of Boulder’s iconic restaurants. The drinks and food were flowing, and fun times were had by all!

Sweep Balayage Bar Grand Opening

Sweep Balayage Bar recently celebrated their grand opening event on Pearl Street.  Photographer: Michael Rainero 

Looking Pretty, Music City

It was only after our third Uber driver of the day asked us if we were ‘in town celebrating something’ that I realized traveling with a group of women in my early thirties for no reason is apparently uncommon. Especially in Nashville, the unofficial yet highly recommended capital for bachelorette parties.

her name is Jojo

Colorado author, wife and mother of three, Jojo Watts, answers our questions about her creative journey and life as a writer.

At its Core

World-renowned Pilates instructor Pat Guyton has been bringing a deep exploration into Pilates—with an emphasis on functional movement—to her instruction and practice for decades. She opened Boulder’s first Pilates studio in 1986 and, along with business partner and fellow instructor Heather Carey, today Pat continues to foster Boulder’s vibrant Pilates community through a style that is empathetic, rejuvenating and enriching…

Couples that Can

It’s 6 a.m., and Lauren and John Maggio are blearily looking into each other’s eyes. They will be with each other all day, and well into the evening; after putting long hours into running their exciting new business, and after their kids are put to bed.

Healthcare Eudaimonics

As a physician, I often ask people if they believe we’re living in a healthy society. The nearly universal reaction is a sardonic laugh. We live in a time of unparalleled abundance, safety, comfort and prosperity, and yet many of us sense that our way of life is unsustainable. Grim statistics of species extinction, natural resource depletion, income inequality, etc.,…

It’s Electric

It's the 21st century, yet we're still using engine technology from a century ago. I won't lie, I am a lover of a good exhaust note from an automobile; however times are changing, and the electric car industry is making a name for itself in this modern era. With companies such as Tesla leading the board, many have asked, who…

Eating Mindfully in the Year of the Pig

“Mindfulness” is one of those buzzwords that’s slapped onto everything from relaxation podcasts to adverts for yoga studios, all of which promise more peace in our frantic world. Apart from the advertisement campaigns, the idea of mindfulness—which originates in Buddhist meditation practices—is fairly simple: be here now. Jon Kabat-Zinn, developer of the legendary Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, clarifies, “Mindfulness means…

Get Up, Get Out and Do Something

What will people do when faced with adversity? This is the fundamental question behind Kate Maloney’s documentary film and social venture of the same name, WeRiseUP.

ASPARAGUS ROMESCO, A SALAD FOR SPRING

By the time asparagus and spring leeks appear, I am craving the freshness and bright excitement of the season’s first produce. This recipe is endlessly adaptable—substitute the asparagus and fennel with charred spring leeks or with radicchio, green beans or eggplant in the summer. Romesco is a fabulous sauce to have in your culinary repertoire and is a nutritional powerhouse…

Meet Billy Failing

Boulder, Colorado has a long-standing love affair with bluegrass music. If you were really lucky, you might have even caught acts like Yonder Mountain String Band and String Cheese Incident playing free Sunday night bar gigs in the 1990s at Mountain Sun. Even if you weren’t technically there, you’ve probably told people you were there after a few IPA’s. No…

Ethical Eating Guide + Composting

With all the greenwashing happening in the media, eating ethical can be a confusing matter. What should you look for when you’re buying food? And what do those labels even mean? We have the quick & dirty lowdown on how to cut through the clutter and keep yourself and the planet healthy.

Springing Forward

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter hibernation. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the days are growing longer by the minute.  This month at Boulder Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite … Continued

There With Care Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, Feb 13th, a benefit concert for There With Care was held at the infamous Post Brewing Company in downtown Boulder featuring the energetic, funky, acoustic class rock music of Acoustic Ambush. Guests enjoyed Howdy Beers and delicious comfort food while dancing and listening to great music all for a good cause. There With Care … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

27th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment ft. Dave Bruzza: Unsafe at any Speed On April 26th at 7:00 PM, the Boulder Theater, Colorado Microbreweries will donate staff time and beer to support local environmental organizations as many years prior. Since 1993, the Microbreweries for the Environment benefit has raised over $200,000 for local environmental causes. Admission includes a … Continued

Resizing Real Estate Happy Hour

A casual happy hour with Jennifer Egbert and Brian Manning discussing the latest resizing and other Boulder trends. In attendance, were home buyers and sellers as well as professionals in overlapping industries sharing insider knowledge on a range of hot topics from specific market information, relocation do's and don't, ADU's, and even a recount of … Continued

Spring Energy Athlete Panel and Social Run

On February 27th, Boulder Running Company hosted a panel with six world-class endurance athletes including Sage Canaday, Joshua Stevens, Rea Kolbl Pra, Trever Townsend, David Roche & Megan Roche. The evening kicked off with a fun run followed by a short film and a discussion with the host of Dispatch Radio, Russ Rizzo. Gratitude to Real Athlete … Continued

Bad Suns Show

On March 8th, The Bad Suns performed a sold-out show at the Boulder Theatre. The intimate show opened with Vista Kicks, a Los Angeles-based Indie Quartet making fun waves in the music scene.   Photography: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

Audi Flatirons First Look Viewing Event: purely electric Audi e-tron

On February 19th, guests came in to check out the future EV by Audi. Reservation holders were thrilled, and new reservations continue to be placed. The quattro all-wheel-drive system, point to point charging guidance, and enough cargo space to fit your life, the all-electric Audi e-tron is sure to captivate the EV market. You can learn … Continued

The Art of Ballet

Art takes many forms. From the palette of an artist to the crescendo of a musician, art has the power to move you and transport you to another place, another time. 

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

Modern Farmhouse Collaboration

In search of a home to entertain, build memories and raise their three young daughters, David Allen and Paula Hansen knew they wanted something fresh, light and livable in Boulder. They explored undeveloped land for new construction and newly remodeled homes, ultimately deciding to pursue a whole-home renovation. Allen and Hansen purchased the house in The Reserve in September 2017,…

The Trail Home

Traditional and unconventional. Creative and technical. Rustic and modern. Natural and industrial. Think about how you’d describe Boulder’s signature style, and you’ll likely find yourself listing one glorious contradiction after another. When these often dichotomous elements of style and design are combined, however, the result can be a truly unique and distinctive collection of homes. Welcome to Boulder’s Trailhead.

Home, Simplified

A home is not necessarily about the walls that surround you, but about the rituals that take place between those walls: Gathering around the table to share family meals, relaxing in a hot bath surrounded by candles or turning in for the night with a favorite book or bedtime story.

Live Music Mecca

 Walter Gorra Group   When: Friday, March 29th, 2019  Where: Boulder Theater

24 Hours with Boriya & Co.

The story of Boriya and Co. is as layered and intricate as the macrame pieces its founder, Amie Phillips, creates. Phillips, who has long been a versatile artist, began Boriya after spending three years living between India and Colorado, as she ran a non-profit income generation project for Rajasthani women in the South Asian country. Born of the convergence of…

A Look At Louisville

When it comes to creating the ideal living space, there’s no “one size fits all” approach sure to suit every potential homeowners’ needs, preferences and lifestyle. This is a view that Boulder Creek Neighborhoods firmly believes and, with their Downtown East Louisville (DELO) project, they have brought these principles of flexibility and purpose in design to life.

Be Our Guest

1. Planar Chair by Housefish $350.00—MADE IN DENVER | 2. Key Storage (Medium) by Housefish $619—MADE IN DENVER | 3. Enright Coffee Table by ATLA $850—MADE IN BOULDER | 4. Standing Planter by Cream Modern $145—MADE IN DENVER | 5. O'Fallon Table by Sjotime Industries $2500—MADE IN DENVER | 6. O'Fallon Side Chair by Sjotime Industries $575—MADE IN DENVER | 7. Serving Bowl by Mortar & Stone $103—MADE IN DENVER | 8. Plant-Dyed…

Reset Your Home

Clean, drinkable water. The Colorado River which serves nearly 40 million people is now thought to be reaching a “long-term, climate change-driven aridification [or] permanent drying.” Check out some ways to improve your water management and even lower your monthly bill:

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day. This month, we bring you our Home … Continued

Set Your Own Pace

If a slower, quieter way of life is what you’re after, it doesn’t get more idyllic than the historic Poor Farm Guesthouse in Salida, Colorado. Owners Shae and Brady of Dram Apothecary were seeking respite from the frenetic pace of the Front Range when they purchased the historic property two years ago. Once a working home for the destitute, the…

March 2019 Around Town

Compass opens new Colorado offices in Denver and Boulder Compass is expanding on its existing footprint in Colorado by adding two new offices in Denver and Boulder, building on its already robust coverage of the Rocky Mountain state in the ski resort towns of Telluride and Aspen. “Colorado is consistently named one of fastest-growing states in the country, netting … Continued

Boulder Premier – LEADMAN: The Dave Mackey Story

The sold-out premiere of the film by Billy Yang and Matt Trappe chronicles the incredible story of local ultra runner Dave Mackey, who after a devastating accident and the amputation of his left leg below the knee becomes the first amputee to complete the Leadman competition. Gratitude to Suffer Better founded by Peter Downing and Bob Africa, … Continued

Joshua Redman Quartet at the Boulder Theatre

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. On Saturday, February 2nd, Joshua performed with his quartet featuring Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson. Photography: Lisa Siciliano/Dog Daze Photography

3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Bridge House

Now in its third year, the 2018 event spanned two nights and raised over $10,000 for Bridge House, which provides opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness in Boulder and Aurora. Guests shopped 18 local boutiques and makers while enjoying bites prepared by Bridge House’s Community Table Kitchen. Lucky ladies (and gents!) won big in the raffle featuring … Continued