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 Article Marley Jeranko | Photography Illustrations Katie Vuletich  The fitness business, like any business, is hard and the critics are tough. Some will even try to mold you into what they want…  

The Clubhouse

 Article Riley Cowing  As popularity for the game of golf increased, there was a demand for a golf course in Boulder. So, when the Boulder Country Club officially formed in 1919, they made the site of their clubhouse around Sale Lake, east of 28th Street and north of Kalmia Avenue. Over time, the historic site has served many different functions,…

Ty Haney + her mom

 Article and Photography  HOKA Clifton 4  Outdoor Voices, $140

Mom Strong

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Ladd Forde  Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be wrought with feelings of anxiety, fear, and diminished bodily control for many women. Weary of the perpetuation of these disempowering messages, Brooke Cates, CEO & Founder of The Bloom Method in Boulder, set out to shift the perspective on just how powerful expecting and new…

G.D.O Girls Day Out

Article Brianna Blair, Featuring Rita Hachlowski, Taylor Caligiuri | Photography Kylie Fitts

Learning by Heart

 Article Kara Deyoung | Photography Sumi Sadurni & Kara Deyoung  Andrea Kazindra leans back thoughtfully and rubs her belly. Due any day with her second child, she and her husband Haril chat excitedly about all things baby, they have traveled from their home in Uganda to deliver.  

Nailed It

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Ladd Forde  For Julie Johnson, April Smiley and Siswan Tuladhar, opening their own nail salon was a dream come true. After working together for over six years at Essentiels Spa in Boulder, the three women decided to pour their passion and expertise into opening their own space, aptly named The Nail Studio. The open, airy…

Like Mother, Like Daughter

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Poppies + Paisley Photography  On a warm Spring day this March, fifteen-year-old restaurant Brasserie Ten Ten, widely considered the best place for brunch in Boulder (and the finest gathering place), played host to four of Boulder’s most inspiring business women. They all sat casually around a table, eating French inspired omelets, and drinking pink wine…

Drawn Westward

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Poppies + Paisley Photography  Michelle Courier was born to be an artist. The daughter of a painter and a weaver, Courier got her first easel at the age of four. Her passion for art was stoked from the start, as she spent every summer driving cross-country with her parents so that her father could capture…

Portrait of Design

 Article Meg Simon | Photography Ladd Forde    Spring brings in a renewal of creativity. There's something about the way the landscape comes back to life that reminds me the world is full of possibility and that new things and ideas come to fruition all of the time. 

Girlfriend Getaway to Palm Springs

 Article Caitlin Agnew | Photography Kara Mercer    Palm Springs brings together what most of us are craving just about this time of year: warm weather, palm trees, delicious restaurants with patio dining, boutique hotels perfect for poolside rosé and great shopping. Throw in a backdrop of beautiful desert mountains and a couple of your favorite girlfriends—you’ll find a trip to…

Queen of the Utes

You may be wondering, who is that on the cover? Her name is Chipeta, which means “white singing bird’ in Ute. She is also known as the “Queen of the Utes,” although Chipeta doesn’t fit the typical narrative archetype of a queen. She’s so much more than that. Chipeta is forever honored in the Colorado … Continued

Bolder Insurance Sips & Sushi

A fun evening on Pearl Street to introduce Bolder Private Client. Bolder Business Customers, Moxie Sozo, (design, advertising, interactive agency), set the backdrop while guests enjoying sips & sushi provided by Japango. Photography by Jacob Micklin.

Wednesday Art Walk Tours

Boulder’s new Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn joined the 5th annual Boulder Arts Week by launching weekly Wednesday Art Walk Tours in April. The hotels feature more than 1,500 pieces of Colorado art curated by Denver’s Nine dot ARTS, The complimentary Art Walk tours are now offered each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Photography by Hana Thompson.

Jerry Wingren and Steve Kaufman Opening

Great art and beautiful weather produced a record breaking crowd at Boulder Junction on March 16th. Honoring Jerry Wingren, an internationally famous sculptor and Steve Kaufman, Andy Warhol’s top assistant at The Factory as well as twenty new artists, enthusiasm was infectious! Sponsored by A R T, the show will run through June 12th. Photography … Continued

Country Club Cocktail Party

Centennial Celebration of the Original Boulder Country Club Clubhouse, just east of 28th and Kalmia. In the theme of the 1920’s Country Clubs Ohh La La Catering served Shrimp cocktail, Tea Sandwiches and Sloe Gin Fizzes with a delicious meat/cheese board by Cured, and gorgeous flowers by Stuarts and Copeland. Photography by Alex Beal.

Merryville USA Launch Party

Merryville USA, a new TV series, held its launch party on March 22 at E-Town Hall. Show creator and Boulder native, Marylee Zurich, brought Merryville to life with a sold-out crowd for the live filming. The show captures a fictional Boulderesque town in Colorado with eccentric town-folk whose stories provide endless fuel for more Merryville USA! … Continued

High West Oyster Fest: A Shucking Good Time!

Jax Fish House’ Annual High West Oyster Fest brought together oyster fans from far and wide for a celebration of the mighty mollusk. Guests enjoyed bites from ten Denver restaurants, live Dixieland Jazz, and shucking & eating competitions. All proceeds benefited First Descents, an incredible non-profit that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

New event will speed-up repairs along the Mount Sanitas Trail The Sanitas Brewing Company, the Boulder Open Space Conservancy and the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department today announced a new festival that will help raise funds for a trail-building crew to advance a multi-year repair project along the Mount Sanitas … Continued

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

Full disclosure: there are some (scratch that, many) challenges 
when coordinating an eco, outdoor, farming issue in the middle of February. We searched far and wide for green pastures and blossoming flowers 
only to find dormant grasses and hibernating blooms. The good news is, there's always photoshop to help with that. 

April 2018 Around Town

Liam Walton, 19, of Boulder, won the Best Youth Film Award at the 12th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden February 22-24, 2018. His documentary, “Melting Away,” explores the effects of climate change on the recreational snow industry.

Planting the Seed

All of the food that you ate today, all of the clothes you’re wearing, and all of the air you’re breathing at this very moment: all start with a seed. 
These are just a few reasons why Jared Hagood, owner, and founder of Lineage Seeds, believes that this tiny, shell-coated sphere is the foundation of life. But not everyone loves…

Song of the Rockies

Wood Belly, a local Denver bluegrass band, writes and plays music inspired by Colorado’s stunning mountain landscapes. The group can trace its beginnings back to the Rockygrass Festival in 2015, where Chris Weist (mandolin), Craig Patterson (guitar), and Chris Zink (dobro) first met one another. In the year that followed, Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass) joined in. Since…

Environmental Stewardship

TLC Gardens, a design-build firm in Longmont, brings expertise and passion to a client’s vision to make their dream outdoor space a reality. Western Exposure, one of their unique, award-winning projects, was designed and built over ten months. 

Tools of the Trade

The right tool can make any job much easier, and that becomes especially true when tooling around in the garden. Garden enthusiast spend so much time in the garden, so why not find the right set of tools to make your life as comfortable as possible. This will allow you to sit back and spend more time enjoying the fruits of your…

April 2018 Our Town

With only thirty-three days, until what has evolved to be Boulder's most social event of the year, we give you the insider on the 6th annual DERBY DAYS Kentucky Derby Party. Amongst the socializing in the Highland Club gardens, folks will be sipping on brews from The Post, St. Juleps, and mardi gras inspired cocktails. After the race, the Family…

Spring Cleaning

As daylight hours lengthen, birds return to chirping, and flowers fill the air with their sweet fragrance signaling renewal, new growth, and life.

Turning Trash into Fashion

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries on our planet, something Boulder Lifestyle looked at in our September 2017 issue, and Boulder County teens shine a light on the issue every year at the Creative Lab’s Recycled Runway show.

Blue Sky Bridge By the Glass

The Annual By the Glass fundraiser is a fun event bringing the community together. It was a fun evening of light bites from Savory Cuisines, live music from CHW, beverages by local spirit and beer vendors, auction, and raffle featuring a piece from Todd Reed Jewelry. Photography by Blacklab Sports.

Yoga, Rebooted

For some, the calm, quiet spirituality of yoga provides an incredibly satisfying workout. For others, like Jon Cummins, the solemn atmosphere doesn't quite resonate. Enter: bulldog yoga (@bulldogyogaboulder). Cummins, bulldog yoga's owner, had been taking traditional yoga classes for about six years, and while he loved the strength and flexibility yoga provided, he was less than enchanted with the hushed environment…

70th CWA Celebration Event at eTown

The Conference on World Affairs is celebrating its 70th year in Boulder this spring and celebrated with a special evening with volunteers and supporters at eTown Hall. Featuring a performance by Cyrille Aimée and 2018 CWA speaker along with a panel discussion of 2018 speakers. Photography by Skipping Rocks Photography.

Kyle Hollingsworth’s 50th Birthday Bash

Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for The String Cheese Incident, recently celebrated his 50th birthday with a run of shows along the front range, concluding with a night of music on March 3rd at the Boulder Theater. Joined by many special guests, including Hot Buttered Rum and more. Photography by Larry Fox.

Wildcraft

Did you know, many of the plants you see on your daily run or bike ride are actually edible? That's right, whether harvesting dandelions in an open field or using a field guide to carefully identify wild porcini mushrooms during the rainy summer season, Boulderites have a wealth of ingredients in their own backyards.

Start A Revolution

Brittney La Gesse is doing things differently. Inspired by the zero-waste movement, La Gesse has opened Refill Revolution, a Boulder store specifically created to spread the message that reducing waste is not only essential but easy and accessible.

Boulder Lip Sync Battle

An annual community event which brings people together to celebrate the art of performance. Much like the television show, contestants battle one another to perform hit songs paired with professionally designed lighting and stage effects. Photography by Kevin Ross, Marie Rittenhouse, & Matthew Kaliara.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

The Chocolate Lovers' Fling is our biggest fundraiser of the year, 37 years and counting! (SPAN) hosts a live and silent auction each year, centering the entire event on chocolate. We have a cocktail party, silent bidding, live bidding, a band and dancing! Photography by Kira Vos Photography.

Boulder Lifestyle 5-Year Anniversary Party

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine recently celebrated their five-year anniversary with a community party at the Rayback Collective. Guests were treated to the sounds of the Arthur Lee Land Trio, as well as food trucks, beer garden, and face painting for the kiddos! Photography by Alex Beal.

Backcountry Quest

When the summer months hit, the collective rush to flee the Front Range in search of the healing powers of the Rocky Mountains can be anxiety-
inducing. Bearded, flannel wearing men and women donning Chacos race to fill the trunks of the Subarus by the thousands. Finding locations to escape for the weekend can feel impossible and wildly competitive. Worry no…

Taco Taste Off

While “Taco Tuesday” is a holiday that can be celebrated year round, there is something sweeter about enjoying a plate full of delicious tacos in the sun, accompanied by a good beer and even better company. Since there are tons of tasty options, we reached out for some guidance to assemble some patio-ready pairings. Bradford McDevitt, of McDevitt Taco Supply in…

Design Envy

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21st Annual Boulder Wedding Showcase

The 21st annual Boulder Wedding Showcase was held at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center and Boulder Theater on January 28th. The Boulder Wedding Showcase brings couples face-to-face with Boulder's top wedding vendors in a fun atmosphere.

The Hiltons on Canyon Grand Opening

Guests enjoyed a memorable evening at the new Hiltons on Canyon with interactive tours, delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a whole lot of adventure. The activities included a CU tailgate, Colorado artists, outdoor adventures with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides, and DJ RIPM in the ballroom! Photography by Felicia Meyer.

All Things Trendy.

"WE TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM "TRENDY" DESIGN BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY SEEING SOME INFLUENCE FROM THE TRENDS OF THE ‘70S IN THE COLORS AND FINISHES WE'RE DRAWN TO LATELY. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT OBVIOUS TRENDS LIKE SHAG CARPET OR PAISLEY PATTERNS, BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY NOTICING A SHIFT FROM THE STARK WHITES AND GRAYS TO INTERIORS WITH A WARMER FEEL…

Pickin’ @ The Post (Neil Young)

The Post "house band" was recently joined by longtime Boulder resident, and front man for The Samples, Sean Kelly, for a jam-grass tribute to Neil Young. On March 15th, the gang will be celebrating the timeless music of The Band. Photography by Shannon Hudson.

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Yoga Day

Real estate brokers and support staff of LIV SIR gathered for a mid-day re-
balance of body and mind at the newest downtown yoga studio, Bulldog Yoga. 
Photography by Lisa Doane.

Cory Richards Book Signing

ICON Wrap Party rocked! Bob Morehouse and team from Vermilion Graphics designed and published a gorgeous coffee table book commemorating a show that honored so many of those who are an integral part of Boulder, its essence and history. Cory Richards was signing books for guests. Photography by Jen Lobo.

Ask the Experts

Visualize what it looks like to work toward financial fitness. The picture in your head likely doesn’t involve jogging or free weights, does it?

March 2018 Around Town

Melton Design Build of Boulder, CO has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, for the fourth consecutive year. The four time winner, 25-year-old, full-service design/build firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry…

Training (in) Paradise

When the time came to build themselves a home base, Tim O'Donnell and Mirinda Carfrae needed far more than just a house. The couple, who are world champion triathletes, live a life full to the brim with training and traveling, and their busy lifestyle demands a home tailored to support it. They sought a sanctuary to keep up with their…

In The Kitchen with Kimbal Musk

Known as a "founding father of the modern food movement,” Kimbal Musk has launched initiatives across the country to change the way we view, enjoy, and learn about food. 
A firm believer that “it’s a human right to understand what we are putting in our bodies,” Kimbal Musk is leading the charge to change the way America’s kids eat.