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…

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.…


 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,…

Plant-Based Living

 Photography Kylie Fitts     (Recipe R1)

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…

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 


 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.

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…

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

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

Boulder’s Best Brews

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

Realities for Children Summer Bash at Bolder Insurance

A summer after hours on July 19th at Bolder Insurance in Louisville, raising awareness and funds for the amazing local non-profit; Realities For Children – Boulder County.  We celebrated the warm weather with corn hole, brick oven pizza from Treppeda’s Ristorante (Niwot) and fun! Photographer: Jackie Friesth

The Tenth Annual Jul-IPA Festival at The West End Tavern

The West End Tavern celebrated “the intrepid IPA” at the tenth annual Jul-IPA Festival. Guests explored a coast-to-coast line-up of the “Best and Baddest” IPAs out there while indulging in IPA-inspired chef’s specials, games and giveaways. As in years past, all proceeds benefited the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence. This year Jul-IPA raised over $17,000! … Continued

Celebrating the Ages

Celebrating the Ages is Cultivate’s annual fundraiser and live auction to raise funds to help seniors flourish in their communities. Photographer: Lisa Doane Photography

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Holds Quarterly Best Luncheon

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty holds an exclusive luncheon event every quarter to recognize brokers who are performing at the highest level. This quarter, over 120 brokers were recognized out of the roughly 350 brokers who are a part of the firm. The event was held on July 26th at Quality Italian Denver, including exceptional food, … Continued

Design Redefined

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Ladd Forde  To be modern is to be related to the present. But the term “modern design” encompasses much more, and it’s this myriad of progressive inspiration, creativity and vision that Month of Modern ( sets out to celebrate.  Now in its fifth year, Month of Modern is a month-long extravaganza of design-related events…

Yoga Loft Gunbarrel & Up Dog Cafe Grand Opening

Yoga Loft expanded to a new location — Gunbarrel! Next to the studio is the Up Dog Cafe.  Everyone who walked through the door picked out of the bin for a prize! Free yoga classes were given to everyone all day Friday/Saturday with cafe drinks and food. It was a party! 

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

 Article Dana Lapinel | Photography Brittni Bell Warshaw  Did you know you actually can have your cake and eat it too? You can thank self-proclaimed dessert alchemist Emma Nelson and her raw dessert company, Daydream Desserts for that. (And that’s a big thank you.)   

Home on the Range

 Article Marley Jeranko | Photography Chico Basin Ranch  If you’ve ever dreamt of stepping into Westworld and living the cowboy dream, it’s closer than you might think. But rest assured, it’s not all whiskey and wranglin’ – you’ve got to take modern conservation and ecology practices by the reigns and get a taste of true grit to earn your spurs. …

Mid-Century Eclectic

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Kylie Fitts  For Wendy and Joshua Talmon, it’s not an easy feat to define their interior style.  It’s definitely part mid-century modern — they were careful to keep the integrity and the feel of their 1969-built home — but it’s also eclectic. You’ll find pieces from flea markets, from Wendy’s grandparents home, and from CB2…

Comida Con Vista

 Article Allyson Reedy | Photography Ladd Forde  Chef Amos Watts has a meaty reputation — both figuratively and literally. Before coming on as chef/partner of Corrida, Watts helmed the kitchen at Old Major, one of Denver’s top fine dining restaurants, a spot that’s probably best-known as being a meat Mecca, a regular shrine to swine.  So you’d be forgiven for…

Mealtime sans Meltdown

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Illustrations Sarah Leituala  Sweet Cow Louisville   This ice cream haven is what dreams are made of offering 22 daily flavors (including a perfectly portioned “tiny” size), and a shaded patio flanked by an expansive stretch of grass peppered with bouncy toy cows, Sweet Cow has crafted a space perfectly engineered for enjoying — and expending…

The Grape Lineup

 Article Benjamin Wiese | Photography Ladd Forde  Wine festivals can be tedious and difficult to approach for the average drinker. Without a refined tasting palate or a guide to the wines, sips begin to bleed together while the pressure to appropriately discuss a nice Bordeaux begins to mount.   For Boulder Wine Merchant Owner Brett Zimmerman, his hope is the Grapes &…

Adventure is Out There

 Article Lisa Van Horne + Kara Deyoung | Photography Kara Deyoung  Happy Tyke, Happy Hike  Article | Lisa Van Horne

Eat The Rainbow

 Article Dana Lapinel | Photography Kelly Pfeiffer  It’s back-to-school time. Each morning will involve the organized chaos of getting the kids up, dressed, fed and out the door on time — don’t forget the packed lunch. Ideally, a healthy packed lunch.  This is where supermom and health blogger Kelly Pfeiffer comes in. In 2012 Pfeiffer launched her blog Nosh and…

The After-School Scene

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Jeff Jones  Square State Skate

Finding the Brotherhood of Fatherhood

 Article Ben Wiese | Photography Paternal Podcast  Upon entering into fatherhood, Nick Firchau quickly realized a dad’s support system was somewhat limited in comparison to the seemingly endless number of women discussing motherhood in one form or another. With a career in journalism in his back pocket and a clear vision for what was needed, he decided the best way…

Boulder’s Best Brews

 Article Riley Cowing | Photography Ladd Forde  “This the beer I’ve been dreaming of creating for years,” says Adam Avery, founder and CEO of Avery Brewing Co. “Outside of running a brewery, I spend most of my time rock climbing and bike riding. I realized that I needed a beer to match the obsessive passion I have for these sports.…

Soothe at Altitude

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Lisa Doane  60%   Of eczema patients are diagnosed in their first year.

Five minutes with…

 Article Kate Manz | Photography Bailey Batchelor  Meet Finn OSullivan.  A incredibly talented and inspirational sixteen year who has a beautiful passion. Creating music. This young lady who currently attends New Vista High School in Boulder, sat down with us recently at her CD release party to discuss all things music, inspiration and future plans.How did you get into music…

Getting Your Head in the Game

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Bailey Batchelor  Alyssa Feinberg is pretty similar to most teenagers out there. The rising senior at Fairview High School plays piano and violin as extracurricular activities, and she loves the outdoors in Colorado — racing mountain bikes through the summer and fall seasons. Oh, and she started her own company last year. So maybe she’s…

The Grass Lineup

 Article Andy Manz  At one point in my life, the quality of my summer was predicated on how many festival wristbands dangled from the stick shifter of my old Land Rover Discovery. While things are definitely different at age forty-one (husband and father of four), my passion for music festivals has not waivered.   

August 2018 Around Town

Boulder Area Human Resources Association Annual Conference BAHRA’s 2018 Annual Conference, Innovative Minds, will be hosted at Aloft Events Center in Broomfield on Friday, September 14, 2018, and will also include sessions in two tracks, Innovation in HR and Benefits and Legal/Nuts and Bolts for HR practice.  A lunch with a CEO panel discussion, cocktail hour networking, … Continued


Letter will be uploaded R1. I apologize for the delay.   Retraction: Regarding the article about Picture Rock Trail in the July issue (pg 80). No dogs are allowed anywhere on Heil Ranch. This is due to the very high-value wildlife habitat found in this county treasure.

Cue the Confetti — It’s Our 10th Anniversary!

Celebrating 10 years as a small local business is a BIG deal!  We love our community and so glad to have celebrated with so many new and familiar faces! Photographer: Lisa Doane 

BMoCA’s Friends with Benefits Midsummer Night’s Dream Bash

Boulder’s Museum of Contemporary Art’s launch party for a new membership level and museum affinity group called Friends with Benefits ("FWB"). FWB will bring together local art enthusiasts looking to engage socially through BMoCA sponsored events. Photographer: Brittany Moore

Open House & Re-Opening of Audi Boulder Service

A relaunch of the Audi Boulder store in Boulder. As a fixture in the community for 45+ years, Audi Boulder is now the new Audi Boulder Service, a sister store to the new Audi Flatirons.  The same great Audi service + a pre-owned luxury selection of autos. Audi Boulder Photographer: Andrew Fellowes

Kondition Opening Party

        Photographer: Michael Rainero 

“When do you see the deer?” By A R T

“Where Do You See The Deer” brought art lovers and beautiful people alike to the opening on June 15th at 2490 Junction Place. The featured work of Jerry Wingren, “Aerial Sculptures,” and paintings by Santiago Perez, Jim Pittman and Emmy Swenson radiated color, whimsy and the “fantastical!” The show runs through October and is open Monday -Friday from 9:00 … Continued

Holes of Hope Wins Again For the Tebo Cancer Center

Supporters of the Tebo Cancer Center in Boulder enjoyed a great day of golf and camaraderie at host Lake Valley Golf Club. In its nine years, the Holes of Hope Golf tournament has contributed over $350,000 to this great local resource. For more information on Holes of Hope or the Tebo Cancer Center visit and click on … Continued

Neptune’s Grand Re-opening Week

Neptune celebrated 45 years of local ownership, and the recently completed renovation and rebirth of Boulder's classic outdoor gear and mountain shop. New gear and brands, a cafe that serves wine and beer, and the historic museum are in store! Be sure to stop in soon. Photographer: Skye Habberfield/Neptune Mountaineering

Attention Homes Forever Young: an 80’s Prom

On Saturday May 12, nearly 300 guests gathered at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO to honor the critical work being done at Attention Homes, a Boulder-based nonprofit serving youth in crisis throughout Boulder County. It was a totally bodacious night as guests stepped back to the 80's & raised over $250,000 to support … Continued

Life’s a Beach

 Article Allyson Reedy | Photography Bill Taylor  If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching your 9-to-5 job and moving to the beach, well, you’re not alone. Even though life here in Colorado is pretty great, there’s something about the siren song of the ocean that’s pretty darn appealing, inspiring fantasies of sun, sand and endless piña coladas.  Former Denver ad exec…

One Summer Day

 Article Chantel Ellerington | Photography Ted Heron  1 Eldorado Springs PoolImagine, a 1905 historic pool at 80 degrees F, surrounding the Foothills. Its a scene, get there early.  294 Artesian Drive, Eldorado Springs |   2 Scott Carpenter PoolOn any given day you will spot an athlete training, hence its Boulder's only 50-meter pool. Oh, and the skatepark at Scott Carpenter…

Choose Your Adventure

 Article Ben Wiese | Photography Illustrations Sarah Nicholson  Everyone loves a good secret. Be it the hot new speakeasy, an upcoming marriage proposal, or a hidden parking garage downtown, the only thing better than one secret is three.   As a way to give outdoor enthusiasts new places to explore, local experts graciously shared their favorite secret spots to hike, bike…

Live Your Best #VanLife

 Article Marley Jeranko | Photography Crockett Williams  In our family, we live by the philosophy that less is more. That’s why in August of last year, we welcomed in another member that would hold us to it. Meet Gaucho, the Ram Promaster van. Most mistake him for their electrician, but in fact, he’s just our humble home on wheels.  If…

Where Modern and Historic Collide

 Article Samantha Trueheart | Photography Bailey Batchelor  I woke up to the sound of birds chirping and the Boulder creek rushing by at the Foot of the Mountain Motel one foggy morning in early summer. My rustic cabin motel room was the perfect spot to cozy up and pull the sheets high above my head as a light rain trickled…

Classic Colorado

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Kylie Fitts  It’s in the Details  Seven-inch rift and quarter sawn oak flooring. LED light strips hidden within the living room ceiling beams. A limestone plaster finish for the wood burning fireplace. It’s the details and craftsmanship in this house that truly makes it a highly unique and highly livable home.