Family Tradition

 Best of the abuelas.  That might be the way to describe what Teocalli Cocina, a new Lafayette Mexican restaurant, is trying to do. Not Tex-Mex, not dishes confined to a specific region, but the greatest hits that grandmothers are cooking up in kitchens all over Mexico.  It’s a great idea, but it’s not the one that owner Grant Hopfenspirger started…

Keeping Food Slow

“Well, why don’t we talk about Florence,” Peggy Markel said slowly and with ease. Her words were not a question, but the subtle upward inflection after every one of her phrases was a curious challenge.

Self-Made

When asked how she has changed since Food Lab Boulder first opened its doors in 2015, Founder and Chef Casey Easton can’t help but laugh.

The Ultimate Retreat

This rustic log cabin, nestled in the woods just outside of Jamestown, looks over the expansive Rocky Mountains with views of Longs Peak and the continental divide. This retreat (and its incredible views) is a mere thirty minutes from Boulder and has quick access to hiking trails including the St. Vrain Trail.

Parting Thoughts

 What's the Hoplark HopTea origin story?   In an attempt to get healthy, after years of failed attempts, Dean Eberhardt gave up alcohol for a month while doing WHOLE30. With five days left on the program, Dean and his best friend Andrew Markley went to a craft brewery where Dean grabbed Andrew’s double IPA, smelled the aroma of the hops, and imagined…

Best Kept Secret

As Colorado’s population continues to explode, the “hidden gems” of our great state seem to be few and far between. For those who are adventurous enough to look past the now well-developed mountain towns, there is still some magic to be found. One such treasure is the ghost town of Crystal. 

Space for Skating

When you think of Boulder, you think of Chautauqua Park. You think of Saturdays with the Buffaloes and shopping bags filled with treasures from Pearl Street. You should also think of skateboarding.

Fitness First

Boulder is no stranger to fitness. With a mountainous backyard, bike lanes on almost every street, and fitness studios popping up around town, it’s no wonder it has frequently been rated as one of the fittest cities in North America. 

Backstage Pass

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes Boulder Theater Friday, November 15th, 2019 Doors 7:30 p.m. | Show 8:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at 10:00 am Friday, Sept. 13th $45.00 - $47.50 As the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures—the band has won four Grammys (out of its nine nominations), and she has…

Food, Family, and Friends

What are some foods that bring you life? I’ll go first: My grandmother’s homemade tortillas and my grandfather’s fried fish. Growing up, every occasion was ripe for Mexican food: Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Tuesday nights, breakfast, Easter, when I was sick, when I was happy, when I was sad, and every other meal in between. This … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

The 15th Annual LAST WALTZ Revisited The Last Waltz Revisited is back for year 15 and to kick off the 2019 holiday season! Join us as we celebrate music, friends, and family and help those in need through our holiday canned food/desired items drive for the Denver Rescue Mission on November 22nd at the Boulder … Continued

Rinnova Skin & Body Night of Beauty

On September 4th, the staff at Rinnova Skin & Body celebrated a Night of Beauty with our lovely clients. We brought together our team of physicians and aestheticians to educate attendees on a variety of injectable products. Three Leaf Catering provided a delicious spread for all our guests.  Photography: Poppy & Co. 

Alchemy Turns 4!

Alchemy Face Bar celebrated four years of business. They hosted an all-white soiree where their guests were greeted with wine, live music, nibbles, tarot card readings, a chance to win a facial every month for a year, and discounts on all products in the Face Bar.  Alchemy is grateful for their community and everyone that keeps … Continued

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY: 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

On Saturday, September 21st, Explosions In The Sky performed an unforgettable performance at the Boulder Theater. The audience enjoyed songs from their sixth album, The Wilderness. The progressive ambiance of early Peter Gabriel, the triumphant romanticism of The Cure in their prime, and the more melancholy moments of Fleetwood Mac all inform the curious beauty of The Wilderness.  … Continued

MONTH OF MODERN WRAP PARTY

Thank you to all who joined us for the social event of the season: the Month of Modern Wrap Party. We had an amazing time mingling, sipping, noshing and dancing! The Student Design Showcase was the place to feel inspired. Final winners were announced during an Awards Presentation at the Party. Photography: Lisa Doane Photography 

The 5th Annual Boulder Green Home Tour

The 5th Annual Boulder Green Home Tour was held on Saturday, September 28th, and featured 8 green homes in Boulder and the surrounding areas. Hosted by the Colorado Green Building Guild, this year’s self-guided tour welcomed hundreds of visitors to each of the homes and raised $1,000 for Attention Homes. Photography:  Ethan Herrold

Cultivate

Sitting on 11 acres of land in North Boulder, Growing Gardens is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate community by connecting people of all ages, abilities, and income levels with fresh food, the knowledge of how to grow and cook with it, as well as food donations. It also works to cultivate the community through urban agriculture in Boulder and…

A Mountain Marvel

Atop a mountainside in Lyons, Colorado, sits a home designed for a world traveler and a classic minimalist. With its clean lines and modern design, the house's global charm can be found in the custom cabinetry, hand-made and shipped in from Poland, tongue and groove wood ceilings, wall-to-wall windows, and floating stone counters. 

Designing at the Edge

If you’ve ever dreamed of turning your yard into a verdant Eden, you know how challenging transforming a natural space can be. In Boulder County, Ecoscape is known for turning yards into show-worthy gardens of lush grasses, bright blooms, and thoughtful design. Ecoscape offers an environmentally conscious design that brings a home-owners vision to life, whether your existing space needs…

Parting Thoughts

 How and when did you begin in modeling?   When I was twelve-years-old I was scouted and signed by Donna Baldwin Agency in Denver. I started attending local castings where I was categorized as a “tween”— it was an awkward period, and I was never right for the job. But each casting I went into, I was a little more sure of myself and…

The Man With The Plan

If you’re going to tackle new frontiers, tackling new frontiers in whiskey is about the coolest frontier you could pick.

Driver’s Notebook

It is hard to believe that Lamborghini, one of the most notable car manufacturers in the industry, actually started out as a tractor company in 1948. Yet more than half a century later, they are known for producing some of the most elegant and powerful supercars in the world. 

Meet the Disruptors

 “Simple, yet radical.”  That’s the phrase Judith Goldman uses to describe her latest innovative endeavor: Front Range Design Center (FRDC). Launched as a sister company to her renowned design firm, Design Studio Interior Solutions, FRDC is a golden example of what Goldman does best: thinking outside of the box.  She wants to “disrupt the building industry” by revolutionizing how trade…

October 2019 Around Town

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT ANNOUNCE FINAL INCIDENTS OF 2019 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND The String Cheese Incident have announced that their final two incidents of 2019 will be at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom. The Denver Post said the venue “is among the best-sounding rooms in the city,” and added, “Denver finally has the concert venue it deserves.” Tickets will be available for purchase … Continued

Fashion Forward

“As great as it is terrible, New York is continuously regenerating itself to house and feed some of the world’s most inspirational creators.”   Clothing and art are transferrable between parties. Older siblings pass clothing along to their younger siblings, artists of varying mediums exchange their work for money. Entire pieces of the world are built … Continued

Colorado Music Festival’s July 5th “Revolution and Freedom” Concert

On a rainy day after The Fourth, LIV Sotheby's International Realty exclusively sponsored CMF's Revolution and Freedom concert at Chautauqua Hall. From Gershwin to Sousa to Tchaikovsky, Maestro Peter Oundjian directed a spectacular evening of musical mastery.  comusic.org Photographer: John Nimmo,  JohnNimmo.com  

Jenni Kayne Boulder Pop-Up at Cedar & Hyde Merchantile

On August 21st, the team at Cedar & Hyde welcomed locals to an exclusive in-store pop-up shop with California’s cult classic lifestyle brand, Jenni Kayne. As guests sipped on wine and nibbled on sushi from Boulder’s own, Japango the in-store pop-up shop featured luxe staples for fall wardrobe and in-home goods. Attendees also got a first glimpse … Continued

Sip. Shop. Skin

Kristin M. Baird, MD, president of Dermatology Center of the Rockies in Longmont, partnered with Chelsea boutique in Boulder to discuss what's new in aesthetic treatments. An evening of shopping & talking with friends about the new neurotoxin, Jeuveau, Coolsculpting, and the launch of Cooltone to build and tone muscle.  Photographer: Ted Heron

There With Care’s Red Carpet Adventure

There With Care hosts the Red Carpet Adventure each year to support families facing the critical phase of a medical crisis. The event featured host Vic Levin and performers Clark Beckham, Zach Heckendorf, and Justin Kauflin, and included a delightful tasting dinner by the local Big Red F Restaurant Group. We are grateful to Title … Continued

The Renaissance of Modern Tiki

Birthed at the dawn of World War II, maturing into one of America's most enduring forms of escapism, and currently taking a resurgent breath within the modern renaissance of the historical cocktail, the all-American phenomenon of the Tiki bar is a cultural icon that is both fantastical and garish. 

Night of Hope

When compassion, dedication, and commitment come together, it culminates in a Night of Hope. This event brings together Boulder County’s most impactful community members to recognize the ever-growing need for positive youth development within our population of greatest vulnerability: abused and neglected children. Photographer: Ellen Sakany

MoM x FuN

On September 4th, Month of Modern celebrated the 6th Annual Kick Off Party at The Dairy Arts Center! In addition to having FuN night with new and old friends, we got to meet and mingle with the artists and curators of the ‘Modern Habitat‘ exhibit at The Dairy! The exhibit enlisted various artists, architects and designers to explore concepts of ‘home’ … Continued

Wrapped Around Her Finger

For artist and designer Salihah Moore, creating has always been a part of life. Growing up the daughter of two Sufi Muslim artists, she was always surrounded by their creative energy and attributes the success of her own beaded designs to her connection to that same creative force.

The Lawless Landscape of New York City Fashion

If humanity were but a wild beast, uninhibited and free, New York City would be the beating red heart. As great as it is terrible, New York is continuously regenerating itself to house and feed some of the world’s most inspirational creators. 

The Long and Short of It

 “What’s most important to you?”  This is Serban Maracine’s first prompt for his clients when discussing how to establish their financial fitness and future. A Financial Advisor and Limited Partner at Edward Jones in Boulder, Maracine specializes in helping his clients and their families plan for their retirement and all that comes with it; from consistent income to preparing for the…

From Frame to Finish

For Dave and Hanna Sloan, respective president and CFO of Boulder’s Sloan Construction, to say that each of their projects is a labor of love would be an understatement. Each project is a unique undertaking with its own riddles to solve, details to perfect, and responsibilities to fulfill.

WHO ARE YOU?

 Michael Memsic  Owner, Sanitas  sanitasbrewing.com

A Festival First

For the last six weeks, the Chautauqua Auditorium has been buzzing with the vibration of strings. 

Let It Fly

Look up flights. Book a flight. Pack your bags. Check-in. Figure out transportation to the airport, then to your destination. Coordinate schedules, and book hotels. Once the trip is over, make the return flight home.

A Round House in a Square World

“Living in that house shaped our lives into the future. It refined our commitment to what modern design means to us,” Dick Jessor explains. 

Home is Where the Art is

When entering a home, some things might seem familiar, others foreign, and others fascinating. One might notice the arrangement of the furniture, the adorned walls, and the way natural light shimmers through the windows. 

Holes of Hope Golf Tournament

The Holes of Hope Golf Tournament at Lake Valley Golf Club was created to increase awareness of the Tebo Cancer Center and to support its needs. Over the past ten years, Holes of Hope has raised more than $400,000 for the Tebo Cancer Center. Photographer: Gary Kirchner

September 2019 Around Town

MONTH OF MODERN 2019 IS SHAPING UP TO BE ANOTHER INCREDIBLE EVENT Month of Modern (MoM), returns to Boulder September, 2019, and is excited to announce programming curated for architecture and design enthusiasts! Founded by HMH Architecture + Interiors as a celebration of all things modern—architecture, design, lifestyle, art and culture— MoM’s mission is to … Continued

August and September have a tendency to drag on and on. Fall, perhaps the most wondrous time of year in Colorado, is right there. It can practically be felt in the air and seen in the leaves. But it isn’t here, not quite. As kids and teachers bravely head back to school for more teaching and … Continued

2nd Annual FWB Midsummer Night’s Dream Bash

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) puts a social spin on the arts with its Friends With Benefits (FWB) membership. FWB is an initiative to convene art-loving young professionals. FWB 2nd Annual Bash was held on June 27th on the rooftop of Crestone Capital downtown and featured Cured and Upslope. Photographer: Brittany Moore Photography

Rodwin Architecture’s 20th Anniversary party in the park!

Rodwin Architecture celebrated its 20th anniversary of creating extraordinary homes and businesses in Boulder. Scott Rodwin and award-winning eleven person design/build firm are known for its beautiful deep-green homes and offices, restaurants, schools, and retail space. 75 clients, engineers, and construction partners joined the Rodwin Architecture/Skycastle Construction team for a BBQ in North Boulder Park. … Continued

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

On July 8th, the legend and one of rock music's great female icons took the stage at Chautauqua Auditorium. A night Boulder will never forget. Photographer: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

All About Wine

It was an evening of inspired design and wine when clients and colleagues gathered at the Design Studio Interior Solutions Showroom in July. Hosted by Judy Goldman, president of Design Studio Interior Solutions, the event was attended by nearly 100 people and highlighted by an extraordinary wine tasting by Brett Zimmerman of the Boulder Wine … Continued

Zolo Grill Dinner at the Fresh Herb Co. Farm

On July 13th, ZOLO Southwestern Grill celebrated 25 years in Boulder and announced its new Culinary Director, Chef Kyle Mendenhall, through an intimate coursed dinner at the Fresh Herb Co. farm in Boulder County. Big Red F Restaurant Group founder Dave Query regaled the group with stories of stopping at the farm to pick up … Continued

Dancing Grains

 It all started with a spoon.  While working as a wilderness therapy instructor years ago, Austin Aaron found himself without a spoon. So, he carved one. One became two, two became three, a spoon became a spatula, and on and on it went.  For years, he nurtured his hobby as just that: a hobby. Woodworking was no grand plan, no…