From Frame to Finish

For Dave and Hanna Sloan, respective president and CFO of Boulder’s Sloan Construction, to say that each of their projects is a labor of love would be an understatement. Each project is a unique undertaking with its own riddles to solve, details to perfect, and responsibilities to fulfill.

The Long and Short of It

 “What’s most important to you?”  This is Serban Maracine’s first prompt for his clients when discussing how to establish their financial fitness and future. A Financial Advisor and Limited Partner at Edward Jones in Boulder, Maracine specializes in helping his clients and their families plan for their retirement and all that comes with it; from consistent income to preparing for the…

WHO ARE YOU?

 Michael Memsic  Owner, Sanitas  sanitasbrewing.com

A Festival First

For the last six weeks, the Chautauqua Auditorium has been buzzing with the vibration of strings. 

Let It Fly

Look up flights. Book a flight. Pack your bags. Check-in. Figure out transportation to the airport, then to your destination. Coordinate schedules, and book hotels. Once the trip is over, make the return flight home.

A Round House in a Square World

“Living in that house shaped our lives into the future. It refined our commitment to what modern design means to us,” Dick Jessor explains. 

Home is Where the Art is

When entering a home, some things might seem familiar, others foreign, and others fascinating. One might notice the arrangement of the furniture, the adorned walls, and the way natural light shimmers through the windows. 

August and September have a tendency to drag on and on. Fall, perhaps the most wondrous time of year in Colorado, is right there. It can practically be felt in the air and seen in the leaves. But it isn’t here, not quite. As kids and teachers bravely head back to school for more teaching and … Continued

Holes of Hope Golf Tournament

The Holes of Hope Golf Tournament at Lake Valley Golf Club was created to increase awareness of the Tebo Cancer Center and to support its needs. Over the past ten years, Holes of Hope has raised more than $400,000 for the Tebo Cancer Center. Photographer: Gary Kirchner

September 2019 Around Town

MONTH OF MODERN 2019 IS SHAPING UP TO BE ANOTHER INCREDIBLE EVENT Month of Modern (MoM), returns to Boulder September, 2019, and is excited to announce programming curated for architecture and design enthusiasts! Founded by HMH Architecture + Interiors as a celebration of all things modern—architecture, design, lifestyle, art and culture— MoM’s mission is to … Continued

2nd Annual FWB Midsummer Night’s Dream Bash

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) puts a social spin on the arts with its Friends With Benefits (FWB) membership. FWB is an initiative to convene art-loving young professionals. FWB 2nd Annual Bash was held on June 27th on the rooftop of Crestone Capital downtown and featured Cured and Upslope. Photographer: Brittany Moore Photography

Rodwin Architecture’s 20th Anniversary party in the park!

Rodwin Architecture celebrated its 20th anniversary of creating extraordinary homes and businesses in Boulder. Scott Rodwin and award-winning eleven person design/build firm are known for its beautiful deep-green homes and offices, restaurants, schools, and retail space. 75 clients, engineers, and construction partners joined the Rodwin Architecture/Skycastle Construction team for a BBQ in North Boulder Park. … Continued

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

On July 8th, the legend and one of rock music's great female icons took the stage at Chautauqua Auditorium. A night Boulder will never forget. Photographer: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

All About Wine

It was an evening of inspired design and wine when clients and colleagues gathered at the Design Studio Interior Solutions Showroom in July. Hosted by Judy Goldman, president of Design Studio Interior Solutions, the event was attended by nearly 100 people and highlighted by an extraordinary wine tasting by Brett Zimmerman of the Boulder Wine … Continued

Zolo Grill Dinner at the Fresh Herb Co. Farm

On July 13th, ZOLO Southwestern Grill celebrated 25 years in Boulder and announced its new Culinary Director, Chef Kyle Mendenhall, through an intimate coursed dinner at the Fresh Herb Co. farm in Boulder County. Big Red F Restaurant Group founder Dave Query regaled the group with stories of stopping at the farm to pick up … Continued

Dancing Grains

 It all started with a spoon.  While working as a wilderness therapy instructor years ago, Austin Aaron found himself without a spoon. So, he carved one. One became two, two became three, a spoon became a spatula, and on and on it went.  For years, he nurtured his hobby as just that: a hobby. Woodworking was no grand plan, no…

Rooftop Grand Finale Throwdown at West End Tavern

On July 28th, West End Tavern's annual Jul-IPA festival concluded with a rooftop grand finale throw down. The sunny celebration of all things IPA featured live music, barbecue specials from West End's Executive Chef, Jeff Whitney, mountain views from the rooftop, and of course, plenty of IPAs from craft brewers. As always, all ticket sales … Continued

Some Pepp in Your Step

Formed out of the desire to nourish the Boulder community while serving humane and sustainably sourced food, Pepper the Noshery opened this past July in the same space Wild Standard occupied for four years. On the west end of Pearl Street next-door to Salt, both eateries are operated by chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap and his wife, Carole Vilate.

Raise a Glass

While studying in the United States during their college years, Julien Dreyfus and Tommy Tollesson found themselves spending countless hours discussing life over glasses of rosé with new acquaintances. As acquaintances developed into friendships, they came to better understand and appreciate each other’s different respective cultural backgrounds, as well as what would go on to be important to them in life. 

Let The People Graze

In a world that is over-consumed by Amazon Prime and national chain grocery stores, there are constant threats to our food eco-system. Despite the shift to mass production, there appears to be a glimmer of hope. The industry is at a significant turning point, moving away from cheap and mass-produced and pioneered by people dedicated to preserving the quality food so…

Live Music Mecca

 Adrian Belew   Saul Zonana   Boulder Theater 

A Winning Tradition

Mentor. Coach. Fan. Friend. With the upcoming college football season about to kick off, we chatted with the University of Colorado Boulder’s new head coach, Melvin “Mel” Tucker, about how he’s looking to foster a tradition of winning at the storied program.

Support Your State Authors

In August and September some of our Colorado authors will be releasing an amazing assortment of hot new thrillers, informative books about breweries and bugs, and beautiful design and decor advice guides—just to name a few! We encourage you to support these local authors by pre-ordering their upcoming releases from your favorite local or online bookstore. Pre-ordering helps authors by…

A Darling Companion

"I believe if people are given information, most people will do good things." 

The evolution of EVO LOU

When Hilary Harris first arrived in Boulder in 1986, she was greeted by fog. Low clouds shrouded the city as she toured the University of Colorado and pondered whether a transfer to the school was the right move.

Handle With Care

Lining the perimeter of Kazu Oba’s house are many different pieces of tree trunks. By being in the right place at the right time and having an interest in such a thing in the first place, Oba has quite the collection of raw materials, coming from a total of eleven different places. 

The Family Calendar

The transition from the freedom of summer days to the schedule-heavy school year can be rough on kids and parents alike. The fun of summer camps, lazy days and sleepovers give way to early mornings, late afternoon practices, and homework, meaning a full shift in both schedule and mindset for the entire family. Luckily, there is one concrete step you…

WHO ARE YOU?

I was born in Detroit, MI then lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and finally moved to Longmont when I was eight years old. I moved away at 17 and lived in many places, including MD, FL, WA, and VA, where I spent eight years during my medical training. Living in so many different places gave me an appreciation of how…

A New Era

After four years of college where I willingly chose to get a degree in Sociology—which does not equate to a real job for the most part—I knew that I wanted to be a writer.    The only problem was that being a writer did not equate to a job either. In fact, “being a writer” … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Torchy’s Tacos coming to Boulder later this year A note on a window at the former Turley’s Kitchen, at 2805 Pearl St., is announcing the impending arrival of the fast-casual taco chain that got its start as a food truck in Austin, Texas, in 2006. “Torchy’s Tacos in Boulder is slated for opening in Winter … Continued

A Moveable Feast™ XXII

A Moveable Feast™ XXII, a progressive dinner party to benefit local Child Advocacy Center, Blue Sky Bridge, was hosted on June 1st. Guests began the evening at an appetizer party at the home of Jen & Jon Wittemyer before attending one of 10 separate dinner parties throughout Boulder County. Photographer: Barb Colombo, 11:11 Productions Photography

Elle King

On Thursday, May 16th, Elle King took the stage at the Boulder Theater with special guest, Barns Courtney. Photographer: Lisa Siciliano, Dog Daze Photo 

Walters & Hogsett Jewelers Event To Benefit Meals on Wheels of Boulder

Walters & Hogsett hosted a Michael Bondanza Trunk Show to celebrate the construction of a new facility for Meals on Wheels of Boulder in northwest Boulder. They partnered together to ensure that our vulnerable neighbors continue to receive daily nutritious meals and warm visits to brighten their day!  Thank you, donors, for your support! Photographer: … Continued

2019 Boulder Care Cup Challenge at Omni interlocken Golf Club

The Boulder Care Cup Challenge golf tournament was a big success on June 4th, with more than 200 golfers enjoying the beautiful day of golf, games, auction, and lunch to support There With Care.  There With Care provides basic and fundamental services to ease the stress of families facing the critical phase of a medical crisis.  … Continued

VIP GRAND OPENING EVENT FOR TRUE BLOOM SPA AND INDIE SALONS LUXURY STUDIOS

True Bloom Spa and Indie Salons Luxury Studios received a warm Boulder welcome from over 250 guests at a spectacular, buzz-worthy VIP Grand Opening Event.  Lite bites, bubbles, samples of ahhh-mazing plant-powered spa services, tours of Indie Salons studios with art gallery and selfie station were highlights of the night.  Photographer: Ted Heron

Lolo Rugs & Gifts Grand Opening

On June 27th, locals came out for a night of festivities at Lolo Rugs & Gifts celebrating their one-year anniversary in Boulder. Guests enjoyed small bites by Leaf and received lovely, complimentary gift bags.  Photographer: Ted Heron

Xiuhtezcatl + The Reminders

On June 21st, Xiuhtezcatl, an eighteen-year-old Indigenous rapper, and activist performed at the Fox Theatre. The Reminders also took the stage that night, they consist of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat.  Photographer: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

The Thrill of the Hunt

For Michael Heim, founder of Ensō Farm & Forage, hunting has always been a way of life. A native of Omaha, Heim and his father spent every winter break hunting in western Nebraska. It wasn’t until he moved to Boulder ten years ago that his perspective on the sport began to shift- and take on a whole new meaning.   

Live Heavily Meditated

After Dana Wisniewski attended a weekend meditation retreat in the fall of 2018 with a group of girlfriends for her birthday, she began brainstorming how to deliver the benefits of meditation through a more realistic, accessible and even a light-hearted experience.

Five Years Later: The Re-birth of Boulder’s Beloved Trails

In the fall of 2013, six days of torrential rainfall inundated Boulder County. This “1,000-year rain” led to what experts dubbed a "100-year flood," a disaster that claimed four lives and caused widespread damage throughout the county. The flooding took an incredible toll on Boulder’s cherished open spaces, including substantial damage to the trail system and on agricultural infrastructure. In…

Jaquita Straw Means Business

When you cross paths with someone, who exudes raw energy and joyous enthusiasm, you can feel it. When you’re approached with fire fueled passion, you just plain stop. And if you’ve never experienced this, I recommend that you have a conversation with Ms. Jaquita Straw, frontwoman and powerhouse behind Jackie & The Racket.  

Modern Abundance

Colorado’s arid climate poses a slew of challenges when it comes to landscaping in Boulder. Yet these are the circumstances that local LID Landscapes has been expertly navigating and mastering for nearly 40 years.

Horse Racing and Bourbon Drinking, What Else?

Have you ever wondered what you get when you mix a wine sommelier, designer and…pinhook?  Pinhook straight Kentucky bourbon is what you get.

WHO ARE YOU?

 Where did you grow up?  Well, as you can see by my picture, “grown-up” might not be the appropriate terminology. I’m a proud graduate of both Palisade High School and Colorado Mesa University. WEST SLOPE BEST SLOPE!  What brings you the most joy in going to music festivals? 

Leftover Salmon | Thirty Years Of Festival!

For the last thirty years, Leftover Salmon has been one of the most influential bands on the national bluegrass/jam-grass scene. For a band with such little assistance from mainstream music channels, it is remarkable what they have accomplished over their career.

A Ranch Within Reach

Growing up in Texas, I’m relatively familiar with the allure of Dude Ranches. I fondly remember riding my first horse as a young girl, experiencing the quintessential Texan atmosphere, and purchasing my only-to-be-worn-once cowboy hat. It was all for the experience, of course, and added a particular flavor of “fitting in” that I coveted as a British-born trying-so-hard-to-be-Texan cowgirl. Put simply, Dude Ranches…

Worth the Drive

Everyone deserves a little vacation—even if it’s just a quick weekend getaway down US-36.

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

Boulder Ballet Gala & Dance Party, at eTown Hall

Boulder Ballet & guests danced the night away on April 27th at eTown Hall to raise funding to support their amazing professional company, updates to classroom studios, outreach in schools, adaptive dance programming and bringing world-renowned guest choreography & music to the community. What a great night to support local arts and this outstanding organization! … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Scottish Kings Gin is an Instant Winner Scottish Kings, an ultra-premium gin owned in Boulder and distilled in the Scottish Highlands, was recently introduced in Colorado. Almost immediately it received top awards in worldwide competitions. Receiving a Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Scottish Kings Gin was called “among the finest … Continued