Playing Dead

Without a doubt, one of the most attractive things about considering a move to Boulder, from the Midwest, was the abundance of awesome music that comes through the area. As a daily scroller of the headlines on jambands.com, it seemed like anytime there was an epic collaboration, or rare supergroup playing a handful of intimate gigs, Boulder was a likely…

Taste of Pearl Kickoff Party

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine and Downtown Boulder Inc joined forces to throw the first annual Taste of Pearl Kickoff Party at the SmithKlein Gallery. Photography by Michael Rainero.

Boulder Lifestyle’s “Derby Days” Kentucky Derby Party

The Historic Highland Building and City Club played host to Boulder Lifestyle Magazine's 5th annual "Derby Days" event on May 6th. Over 400 guests turned out in their best derby attire to help raise $15,000 for local non-profit, There With Care. Many thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers for helping make the event a resounding success. Photography by Ashleigh…

2669 4th St. Preview

A recent happy hour / agent preview in the Trailhead neighborhood. The event was hosted by Julie Meko Real Estate, Moonbeam Boulder, Surround Architecture, and Morningstar Homes. Photography by Michael Rainero.

Recycled Runway

Recycled Runway is an annual independent study workshop for students in grades 6-12 put on by the Common Threads Creative Lab. Participants design, troubleshoot and create original garments from found materials, as well as present them in a professional runway show and competition at the renowned Boulder Theater! Photography by Dylan Crossley Photo

Rinnova Better Your Body Event

At the 'Better Your Body' event, guests learned more about Cellfina cellulite treatment and CoolSculpting. Guests enjoyed champagne, tasted hors d'ouvres, and participated in giveaways! Photography by Laura Kinser.

Art + Soul Grand Opening

Art + Soul celebrated the unveiling of their newly renovated space with a champagne reception and diamond themed treats from Shamane's. The evening also featured the launch of their newest venture, Soulmate, a curated collection of designer special occasion rings. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

Land Rover Flatirons Discovery Launch Event

Land Rover Flatirons recently hosted the launch event for the all new Discovery model. Also featured at the event was a jewelry collection by John Atencio and catering by Blackbelly. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

Eleanor and Hobbs Grand Opening

Eleanor and Hobbs celebrates their Grand Opening at their new location. Photographer Erin L. Cox, ELC Photography.

Bikes + Brews

Walking into the Full Cycle in Boulder on the corner of Pearl and 18th St., it’s suddenly unclear if you’re walking into the neighborhood bike shop or the neighborhood bar. One side of the space is lined with bikes, gear and mechanics wrenching on equipment at a service station. Along the other side and near the front, is a brand-new…

Tackiness Gets the Boot

When Vince Romano, owner of Truman Boot Co., started crafting his own boots, he never intended for it to turn it into a business–it was simply a solution to a problem he was experiencing himself. “I travel a lot–I lived in New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy and all over the United States–and I was doing organic agriculture on large-scale sheep and…

June 2017 Around Town

The third installation of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) in Boulder will bring more than 70 authors from around the world to discuss today’s hot topics while engaging the community in essential dialogue and debate. In these critical times, the penetrating, intercultural discourse at this festival of ideas has never been more crucial or timely.

BOULDER BUILDS

If you’ve recently strolled down the streets of any given Boulder neighborhood, you’ve likely taken notice of all the rebuilt and redesigned homes on the rise. Perhaps you’ve even considered how you could get in on this trend. Sure, flipping homes seems like all fun and games if you’re a HGTV show with a bottomless budget, but when it comes…

Ace of Space

Co-founder Bill Goodrich describes his collection of shared workspaces as “an office for people who don’t work in an office. It’s a workshop for people who don’t have a workshop. And, it’s an art studio for artists who generate creativity from interaction, not just solo reflection.”

Tied Up

Boulder is a hotbed of creative, entrepreneurial ventures and a playground for the passionate individuals who ignite them. Whether it’s the craving for learning that emanates from the University of Colorado Boulder campus, local encouragement of pursuing unique ideas, or the exceedingly supportive local community, Boulder attracts driven, talented entrepreneurs whose busy days and “on the go” lifestyles don’t come…

[Gallery]

Taro Smith is a man of many, many interests. He works as an artist and photographer and is also the co-founder of Boulder Cycle Sport and 90 Monkeys, an online yoga school, as well as co-owner of Pro Peloton, another cycling store in Boulder. A University of Colorado Boulder graduate with a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology, Smith has an extensive…

Rapidgrass

Rapidgrass is a homegrown, Colorado Front Range bluegrass band that crafts songs and lyrics in celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids. The seeds for Rapidgrass were sown when Colorado native, Mark Morris (guitar and vocals) and Coleman Smith (violin, mandolin and vocals) were hired straight out of music school to play for the same band in New York. After some…

THE BUTCHER & THE CHEF

For us, lighting the grill is a year-round occurrence. But, we know nothing defines summer more than the sight, sound, smell and taste of a perfectly grilled steak. It is the essential dish of the season for its simplicity. All cooks should be comfortable preparing a grilled steak from start to finish: from purchasing premium quality meat to finishing off…

Honey, Light My Fire

Honey, light my fire etched on the window is what greets me upon arrival at newer than new Woodgrain Bagels in Boulder between CU and downtown Pearl Street. One part Jim Morrison (at least in the signage), one part Montreal and all parts delicious, Canada (or at least some Canadian fare) has found a new home in Boulder.

Beer Crafted Naturally

New Planet president/general manager Pedro Gonzalez began experimenting brewing gluten-free ale in 2008 after he’d learned he was gluten intolerant. Not wanting to forgo the occasional beer and unhappy with what was available on the market, Gonzalez decided to try his hand at it. So, with the help of a good friend who knew the ropes of home brewing, he…

“Derby Days” VIP Kickoff Party @ Todd Reed

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine's 5th annual "Derby Days" kicked off with a reception for VIP ticket holders at the Todd Reed design studio on Thursday, May 4. Supporting partners included Arcana Restaurant, Scarpetta Wine, Llanllyr Source Beverages, and Upslope Brewing. Photography by Kelsey Huffer.

15-Minute Workout

Not all movement protocols need to take a long time or require equipment. Our intention is to give you a deeper look into how to keep your health and fitness moving forward even in difficult and busy times. 
Our programming is specific and efficient and will only take you 15 minutes to complete. This is the third installment of your…

It’s a Match

There's something old school cool about picking up a custom matchbook. It's the tinder before "tinder." After finding one book at a favorite local hotspot, Flagstaff, it sparked our team to collect as many matches as possible.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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.

Insta-Inspire

Follow And Shop these female local business owners

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…

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.

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"

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.

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…