Finding Your Tribe

Since graduating from college more than three years ago, I’ve learned a lot in the working world. Most importantly, the value of relationships. During Boulder Lifestyle’s annual women entrepreneurs shoot hosted at Alpine Modern Cafe (The best avocado toast in town!) the event solidified the true value of making connections. Women in tech learned a thing or two from the…

Design Interior Solutions Grand Opening

Design Studio Interior Solutions Grand Opening Soirée was a lively unveiling of the new 4,000 SF full-service interior design center located in the Old Town Niwot. The event featured food, drink, music and art from the vibrant Boulder/Niwot community, 
including a performance by Boulder Symphony. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

Ecoscape Environmental Design Vendor Appreciation Party

Ecoscape Environmental Design celebrated their vendors on St. Patricks Day with food and drinks, office bocce ball and some good old fashion Irish cheer! Photography by Felicia Meyer.

High West Oyster Fest

Jax Fish House’s annual High West Oyster Fest was a night full of celebration for the majestic mollusk to benefit Boulder County YWCA! With support from Stephen Tebo, guests cheered on the oyster eaters and shuckers as the competed for the title, to be the BEST. What a fun night!

Left Hand Brewing Hops and Handrails 2017

Hops + Handrails brings the mountains to the people with 70+ breweries serving 200+ beers, a ski & snowboard competition and a hippie jam band concert. Hops + Handrails presented by The Left Hand Brewing Company & Left Hand Brewing Foundation. 
Photography by Eddie Clark Media.

YWCA’s Cabaret Gala

YWCA Boulder County donors, supporters and sponsors came out to raise funds for YWCA’s important programs. This year’s entertainment was a local band, Raising Cain. Photography by NJK Photography.

Wine Wednesday at Boulder Wine Merchant

A special “Wine Wednesday” was held at Boulder Wine Merchant on April 12th, with a live performance from 
bluegrass/country act Bonnie & the Clydes. Photography by Felicia Meyer.

Going the Extra Mile

Due to increasing technology, world travel is more accessible now than ever. With the touch of a button, you can book flights to Thailand and Vietnam in less than ten minutes time. But booking strictly through technology, you can miss some personal touches.

MY HAPPY DISH

"This slaw is a great way to use raw brussel sprouts. It is wonderful as a side salad and holds well for potlucks. You can also serve meat on top for a filling dish," Casey Easton, Food Lab.

Ask the Expert

A homeowner’s goals for their property’s outdoor spaces can be some of the most varied and individualized across the home design spectrum. Malleable spaces, a home’s yards require purposeful design to create areas that are functional, utilized and in harmony with how the homeowner hopes to use them.

Colorado Contemporary

Designed with reverence for the large open spaces and the panoramic Front Range views it looks out on; this Boulder County home is an embodiment of the openness and brightness of the expansive Colorado sky. Using unique natural materials to create focal points throughout and bind the house together with a consistent aesthetic, this build expertly balances craftsmanship with a…

May 2017 Around Town

Boulderite actress and filmmaker Allison Volk, 30, won the award for Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film at the Utah Film Awards over the weekend. Volk’s performance in the film Innocent Sleep, a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which was shot in Niwot, Colorado, won her the top prize.

les femmes

With everything from orthodontics and law, to jewelry and clothing design, to publishing and tech, this collection of Front Range success stories speaks to these women’s humble yet fierce attitudes towards carving their own path. These entrepreneurs are creative problem solvers and solution-oriented, contributing to the uniqueness and strength of this community.

Homegrown

After becoming a mom through transracial adoption, Maria Confer had an idea. Seeing a lack of diverse toys in stores and online Confer started Wildflower Liberty League, a nonprofit focused on diverse, huggable, lovable and classic dolls. She started small in her home as a self-taught sewer and made her first doll as a Christmas present for her son. Now,…

In the Field

These are the faces of food and the future of farming. Each woman has a small farm with a purpose. They are the mothers of Mother Nature and are cultivating a culture and passing their knowledge about the ancient field of farming.

An Open Channel

Stepping into Marie-Juliette Bird’s studio, the tack house tucked behind her home; a lavender aroma welcomes you and sunlight floods the floors. At a closer look, a grand piano is perched in the corner, and delicate crystals hover over the wooden table where her collection of intricate creations lie. There’s something of a fairytale quality about this place.

Dust to Diamonds

Before Debbie Klein could look ahead to her future of 17 successful years running thriving art gallery Art + Soul on Pearl Street, she knew she was meant to be in Boulder on her first visit. “After a few days of exploring Boulder, I was in love with the town and the lifestyle,” says Klein. “I went back to New…

The Long Way Home

That first roar of the engine starting up the SUV, was a great indicator that I was embarking on an excellent test drive. The 2017 Maserati Levante accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and reaches 164 mph, the highest top speed in its class. Just about everyone is producing a line of SUV’s now; Jaguar with the…

Mother’s Day Ideas

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Bonnie & the Clydes

Taylor and I both have students and love teaching music and hanging out with our dogs. Caleb rides his bike all the time and is an engineer at Grace Design in Lyons. Glenn has a family and builds volume pedals for pedal steel guitars. Jake builds and fixes anything, and has climbed water towers all over Texas, in addition to…

Insta-Inspire

Follow And Shop these female local business owners

Guide to Becoming a #GIRLBOSS

Rachael Shayne has got being a #GIRLBOSS on lock. Besides being an expert brand consultant, she is the CEO and Board President of Cubspot, the largest marketplace of camps, tutors, lessons and activities for kids. Here are Shayne’s top tips that every career-minded woman needs to run her own company, run a meeting and be the leader of her life.

Bidding Adieu to the 2016-2017 Ski Season

Ten years ago, if you told me that I would only get ten days on the hill, I would have thought that was a slow two weeks. After logging exactly “zero” days on my pass last year, my stoke level to get ten this year was pretty high.

The Golden Latte

We love trends. Log onto Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and you’ll see suggestions of ‘in the now’ headlines ranging from political events to the latest Kardashian fad. Some trends are welcomed and revered (hello avocado toast!), while others sit quietly in the corner while we grapple with the idea of pushing them straight out the door (I’ll let you draw…

April 2017 Around Town

For a state that has everything to offer, it’s amazing that we still hear those two dreaded words from our kids, “I’m bored!” Well, guess what? We’ve got a remedy for that this summer. Community Sailing of Colorado offers an incredible series of summer camps for kids ages 5-17 in Boulder and Denver. Learn to Sail, Intermediate, Advanced, and even…

Bixby’s Happy Days

Bixby School celebrated it's annual auction March 4 with fun in the 1950s. The evening included casino games, silent and live auctions and a sock hop. It was a wonderful celebration of Bixby's parents, faculty and staff and was a very successful fundraiser for the school! Photography by Patricia Jarvis and Rob Gennet.

Boulder Beer Irish Blessing Release Party

Boulder Beer celebrated their release of the Irish Blessing with a packed pub release party! Photography by Julie Kovaleski and Tess McFadden.

MEET THE TEAM

Michael Rainero PHOTOGRAPHER Felicia Meyer OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Neil Mackay ILLUSTRATOR Lisa Van Horne WRITER Lisa Van Horne Contributing Writer, LisaVanHorne.com, "A Nourishing Practice"

Hold Your Horses for Derby Days

Much like our Publisher likes to throw a good party, we'll take any excuse to pull together a styled shoot. In anticipation of the upcoming fifth-annual Boulder Lifestyle Derby Days, we got to do just that. Insert design and style dream team from La Dolce Events, Todd Reed and two of our favorite local boutiques, Willow and Eleanor and Hobbs…

do it yourself

We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website (HomeMade-Modern.com) full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.

Mobility for Life

This situation isn’t rare. Perhaps you’re recovering from surgery, and the doctor says you can’t drive yourself to your appointment. Maybe your mother had a fall and needed help getting her prescriptions, but you work when the pharmacy is open. If you or someone you know is simply unable to drive, Via Mobility Services offers a level of independence we…

The Calm Between Control and Chaos

Opting for trowels, scrapers and knives, artist Peter Burega’s abstract expressionism of moments in places are precisely textured pieces that inspire feelings of strange wistfulness, where the exactitude of the plot is scaled back by the mercurial nature of each picture.

A Nourishing Practice

Achieving physical fitness so often has a rigorous connotation. We often feel like if we aren’t pushing our bodies to their physical limits and beyond, we aren’t working hard enough to get to that pinnacle of optimal health. Even yoga, an activity many turn to for relaxation and relief, often has this extreme sport slant and competitive edge.

Roots Run Deep

From humble beginnings in small ski town bars to consistently selling out Red Rocks Amphitheater, The String Cheese Incident continues to reinvent themselves as they roll into their twenty-sixth year as a band. After forming in Crested Butte in 1993, the buzz around SCI on the Western Slope quickly spread to the front range. On December 11, 1994 the band…

Do Just 5 Things

For those who have a yard or garden, having a personal compost bin has a lot of benefits. Why give all that yummy plant food to the city when it could nourish your plants at home? However, composting can be a little trickier for apartment dwellers. For Boulder residents, curbside compost pickup is completely free of cost, and all you…

Reviving a Vision

You’re staring into the program, pen in hand, trying to decide how to fit hundreds of hours of ideas and intellect into your schedule of just five short days. It’s a dilemma every Boulderite has experienced as the array of flags are raised around CU’s campus each spring. The event promises to bring a world of thought leaders together in…

Forest in Fourmile Canyon

Call it a company’s social responsibility or a personal desire to affect change in the environment, but, no matter what, on April 22, Earth Day, Joshua Onysko, founder of Pangea Organics, and a team of up to 500 people are going to stick 20,000 trees in the ground.

IN THE STUDIO OF

In 2016, The Color Bureau was born, a brand design and social change concept founded by illustrator, paint slinger and brand designer Neil Mackay. When first opening the yellow door to Boulder Creative Collective’s space, I was greeted by a few pups and hung paintings that made a pathway to Neil's creative space with “The Color Bureau” proudly visible by…

Simply Wildcraft

Tori Fleming is the woman behind local catering company Wildcraft Kitchen. Educated in herbal nutrition, Fleming decided to branch out a year ago and start her own business. The name is fitting considering the dictionary definition of wild·craft /ˈwīldkraft/ (verb) is to gather herbs, plants and fungi from the wild. That's precisely what Fleming strives to do with each recipe…

Bringing the Outdoors In

When building a home, most families focus on the great indoors. But when the Timbos built their Boulder home, the outdoors were equally important. “Being outdoors is incredibly important to us, and offering green space for us all to play was a priority,” says Sue Timbo. In fact, when the Timbos met with their architect, Brad Burch of Index AD,…

20th annual Boulder Wedding Showcase

The 20th annual Boulder Wedding Showcase was held on Sunday, January 29th at both Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center and Boulder Theater. Recently engaged couples were able to plan the wedding of their dreams by meeting with some of the area's best wedding experts. Photography by Lucy Schultz.

Happy Homes

We thought the pre-home process was complicated: Two years cautiously watching our credit and saving, finding a loan, going to hundreds of open houses, contracts getting rejected, and all of the stress, hiccups and tears that go along with the home buying process. After finally finding our dream home, we signed the papers and received the keys to an empty…

CWA Kickoff @ Alpine Modern Cafe

The Conference on World Affairs recently held a kickoff event at Alpine Modern Cafe. Guests were asked to vote on possible panelists for the week long CWA event, which will be held in April. Photography by Eliza Donley.

Alpine Fit Grand Opening Party

Thanks to a real community effort Alpine Fit Physical Therapy & Nutrition had an incredible kick-off evening complete with the support of local violinist Michaela, Bolder Pilates's incredible space, artwork by local artist Sarah Kinn, flowers by Fiori and much more. Photography by Noah Katz.

Petunia Mafia Cycling Kickoff Meeting at Rags

Colorado-based women's cycling club Petunia Mafia held a kickoff event at Rags Consignments in Boulder. Women gathered to learn about the team's plans for the year, enjoyed food and beverages from local businesses and got the chance to shop for stylish fashions. Photography by Kelly Morrill.

DeHaven’s Haven

Michelle DeHaven opens the doors to her shop, and she waits. She waits for the customers to come, waits eagerly for their reactions. She waits to see if all her hard work will pay off. It’s 11 a.m. but her day has hardly 
just begun. Well before opening the shop, DeHaven has already tackled brand research, answering emails, posting to…

March 2017 Around Town

At Boulder Country Day School, students enrolled in the Ocean Conservation Exploratory class have started petitions to serve causes that their learning has led them to be passionate about. BCD science teacher, Dr. Carl Hager, a Professor of Oceanography and Marine Mammal Acoustician at the US Naval Academy from 2006 to 2014, now shares his passion for the aquatic sciences…

Silver Soiree

Twenty-five years ago an abandoned dairy became a center for Boulder artists and organizations. Today, the recently renovated Dairy Arts Center hosts over 250,000 arts experiences every year, and in early February hosted its Silver Soiree event to celebrate Boulder with visual, performing and cinematic arts. Photography by Ani Vattano.

Tiny Homes, Big Impact

In 2016, the University of Colorado Denver’s Colorado Building Workshop (CBW) continued its partnership with the Colorado Outward Bound School; a not-for-profit organization focused on outdoor education. After designing and building 14 insulated year-round micro cabins for students of COBS the year before, this year’s goal was to create a village of seven cabins for its senior staff.

Rental Ready

The Front Range is a perfect storm of vacation excitement. From outdoor activities to nightlife, five-star restaurants, craft breweries, and more, the Boulder Valley offers a blend of everything on a vacationer’s wish list. So why not rent out your space while you're out of town? Local business Home Host is a full-service, short-term rental management, and marketing company that…