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.

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…

Live Music Mecca

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

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.

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

“The Happy Runner” Book Tour

On January 21st, Boulder Running Company hosted a book release panel with authors and local professional runners, David Roche and Megan Roche, MD. The event was sponsored by Michelle Seward of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, On Cloud Running and Trails In Motion Film Tour and hosted by Dispatch Radio. DispatchRadio.com Photography: Jake Trujillo 

Ante Up Freestyle Fridays Contest Series

On January 25th, Eldora hosted the first of three events in their Ante Up Freestyle Fridays contest series. Over 30 athletes competed on an innovative rail setup created by the Woodward park staff. The series culminates with the Sweet Action Invitational on March 15th. Visit eldora.com/events for more information. Photography: Tom Winter @TomWinterMedia

A Celebration supporting Boulder Ballet’s Dancers Fund at Todd Reed

The exquisite setting at Todd Reed was the perfect backdrop for Boulder Ballet’s Dancers Fund party. As several company dancers performed, guests enjoyed food from Cured and Pizzeria Locale with wine from Frasca.  Photography: Jennifer Pollman

Do You Proud

For Megan Daughtry, home is truly where the heart is—no matter whose home it may be. Through her interior design company, Proud House Studio, Daughtry seeks to help people find “a great sense of bliss in their home, cocooned in comfort and surrounded by gorgeous finishes, fixtures and furnishings.” The daughter of an architect, Daughtry is inspired by change, and…

In Its Prime

In an age of outlandish trends and flashy, Insta-worthy everything, there’s comfort in knowing exactly what to expect from a restaurant.

Timeless Taste, Flawless Function

When it came time for a much-needed remodel of the kitchen within her family's Longmont home, Dr. Kristin Baird of Dermatology Center of the Rockies had one overarching theme in mind—functionality.

Fine Syrups and a Brief History of Tiki

You know what they say; history is always a little cloudy because everybody was drunk. Even Tiki, the popular cocktail trend has a rich, complex and highly controversial origin story. It is said the origins of the Tiki culture spawned when GI’s were sent to the South Pacific in the wake of World War II. Taken with the new flavors,…

Tap to Table

Whether you’re a native Boulderite, a thirsty visitor, or a Colorado transplant, chances are you’ve sipped on an Avery Brewing Company beer. To say that Avery is a staple of the Boulder County craft beer scene is an understatement and, as the brewery celebrates 26 years of inventive craft brewing this year, they’re ensuring that 2019 will be one to…

Making Connections through Medicine

You’re likely familiar with the Golden Ratio, represented by the Greek letter phi [φ] in mathematics, as it relates to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, in which Da Vinci used the proportions of the ratio to create the ideal man. The ratio, which crops up even in nature, has been connected to ideas of beauty in human facial features and…

Artisanal ARTifacts

The Balinese language has no word for art because in Bali “art is so integrated into everyday life,” Anne Waldman* explained in her article for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review in 1993. She borrowed from her friend Jack Kerouac’s axiom for the title of her article––“Mind is Shapely, Art is Shapely”––which expresses the artist whose life and whose art merge into…

Artists, Rising

For Caden Ellerington, a passion for cars and sneakers was built into this DNA. When discussing his love for old school hot rods, Kustom cars and Air Jordans, Caden notes, “I almost didn’t have a choice, it was always just there.” 

TOP 5

Intrigued into taking a journey to the “dark side” of beers? At first glance, stouts may seem heavy and quite strong but they are actually fairly easy to drink and are delightfully balanced.

February 2019 Around Town

22 BVSD Schools receive State Awards for Student Performance The Colorado Department of Education recently announced its annual awards and 22 Boulder Valley schools were among those honored. Ten BVSD schools received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, which celebrates schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the … Continued

A Mission to Educate

It’s hard to imagine a life without education. For many, learning started at five-years-old. Through elementary to graduate school, teachers and homework are all we knew—and many of us longed for an end. 

Finding Your Muse

Art can be interpreted in many different ways. That’s the most beautiful thing about art, which is really just an all-encompassing word for creating—with whatever means. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight art that uses new mediums of imagination.  That’s where one of our main features, Artisinal Artifacts, comes in. We didn’t bother with … Continued

Holiday Cheer at Boulder Commons

Celebrating the holidays with friends and art collectors while honoring two nationally known artists, Jerry Wingren and Robert Striffolino launched the season on December 6th at Boulder Commons. Delicious food provided by Fresh Thymes and creative cocktails by Cocktail Caravan were the perfect finishing touches for this stunning exhibit and truly unforgettable evening. Photographer: Jen Lobo

Holiday Party at The Post Brewing

Cottonwood Custom Builders Annual Holiday Party is one of the highlights of our year. We love getting together with our clients, architects and subcontractors that make all of this possible. Photographer: Ted Heron 

Boulder-Based Dermatology Specialists Celebrates 2018

Staff from all four Dermatology Specialists locations gathered in December at Northglenn’s Boondocks. From bowling and arcade games to the ropes course and go-carts, staff from this independent medical practice took time to connect and celebrate the passing of another year together. Photographer: Olga Heifets

Downtown Boulder’s Light Up The Holidays

Downtown Boulder’s Light Up The Holidays event series took place from November 18 – December 22 and included a host of popular events from Switch on the Holidays, St. Nick on the Bricks, the Lights of December Parade to the first ever, Freezie Fest. More information at DowntownBoulderHolidays.com. Photographer:  Downtown Boulder Partnership 

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

True to Himself

Boulder artist Will Day pauses mid-sentence to bellow a loud, “Ow!” and almost immediately follows with an equally boisterous laugh. He’s busy hammering, he explains, to prepare a piece for his new series, and well, sometimes injuries happen. The series, Wonder, is set to open in February and contains the type of art which Will has become known for: larger-than-life…

Boulder Lifestyle at Todd Reed

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine holiday event at Todd Reed. Guests were treated to holiday classics, performed by members of the Boulder Symphony. Catering provided by Chef Joshua Ferris and drinks by Bougie Cocktails.      Photographer: Allie Hooson | @alliehoo 

Down the Rabbit Hole

We can never say for sure why things are or how they come to be. Perhaps things are destined, or perhaps it is just luck. As one legend has it, the ancient Aztec goddess of the agave plant Mayahuel discovered the magic of tequila on a strange trip to the land of the mortals. Mayahuel stumbled across a family of…

Serving Up Healthy Choices for Children

It all started with one woman, Ann Cooper, and her ambitious vision: Create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food. A decade ago, she formed the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which carries out that vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and…

Knot Your Typical Rugs

Turkish rug making and weaving is a tradition that dates back hundreds, even thousands of years. It’s a practice steeped in vast history, timeless techniques and impeccable designs and, for Lolo Rugs and Gifts Founder Aytekin Tenekeci, it’s one that continues to shine with a unique brilliance and appeal as it weaves together old world traditions with the modern styles…

When Life Hands You Lemons

Not many 69-year-olds have Instagram. Even fewer have 26k followers. And even less walk the runway in fashion shows.

First Tracks

The last time I took my five-year-old skiing, it did not end well. I vividly recall her splayed out on the ground, covered in snow, red-faced and bawling after a long day of ski school. But what’s a powder-loving parent to do? Brooks Crosby, owner of indoor ski and snowboarding school Shredder, knows this pain all too well. 

Hit the Slopes

If attending Bulldog Yoga doesn’t get you ready to hit the slopes, there’s a chance nothing will. 

There’s No Place Like Home

The excitement, buzz and energy of urban living. The comfort, spaciousness and style of the ideal modern abode. This is the sweet spot that Pearl21 provides when it comes to calling Boulder home.

Sir Drifto’s Review

When it comes to finding a vehicle that offers touring luxury, paired with supercar performance—look no further than the Audi RS5.

Presenting Pantone’s Color of the Year

 Who: Laura Iverson  What: Interior Designer  Where: Laura Iverson Design, LLC

January 2019 Around Town

PopSockets Launches Poptivism Platform With Celebrities To Help Consumers Do Good PopSockets, a Boulder maker of collapsible phone grips, is launching a new collection with actor and producer Zendaya Coleman to benefit the brand’s new Poptivism platform. Zendaya’s Poptivism capsule collection comprises three designs created to benefit FoodCorps. PopSockets is thrilled to partner with Zendaya … Continued

Boulder Country Day School Annual Gala and Auction

Boulder Country Day School held their annual Gala and Auction event on October 20th at the St. Julien Hotel. The school is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year and the event featured a ‘Throwback to 1988’ theme. Parents, faculty and friends of the school came out to raise funds for several initiatives from technology to professional development … Continued

Well-Rounded

Well, well, well if it isn’t the annual “wellness” issue. January marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the beginning of a new you. Maybe you’ve set some goals for yourself, like the classics—exercise more, eat better—or you’d like to get more involved with a non-profit or learn something new.  (Well, … Continued

High Performance Fuel

We sat down with the founder of Cloud Medical to talk about whether is such a thing as an optimal diet. According to Dr. Tusek, there are five main things to keep in mind:

Todd Reed Anniversary Party 2018

Thank you to all of our clients, friends and family who attended our anniversary party. We love gathering and connecting with our community! Photographer: Jen Lobo 

Welcome Home

Just in time for the holidays, Cedar & Hyde Mercantile expanded their business to open a stand-alone home store. Steps away from their now women’s apparel and accessories store, Cedar & Hyde Home offers a broader assortment of thoughtful curiosities for every room of your house. The launch party was co-hosted by Boulder Lifestyle Magazine.  Photographer: Kelsey … Continued