Hair of the Dog

We’re in the heart of the dog days of summer. A time of year marked by inactivity and lethargy. It seems like life has taken a pause (or should I say, ahem, Paws.) This month’s theme is an ode to idleness. August is the final month we can embrace the summer vibe of rest and relaxation before vacation time is…

7th Annual Avery Sour Fest

Avery Brewing celebrated their Annual Sour Fest on June 24th featuring 37 breweries and over 100 sour beers on tap! 
Photography by The Brewtography Project.

10th Annual Kaleidoscope Gala

350 caring supporters attended Hang 10, 10th annual Kaleidoscope gala at the Omni on May 6. Guest enjoyed silent and live auctions, steel drums, tropical drinks, moving awards program and helped raise over $240,000 to benefit youth in crisis served by Attention Homes. 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Barbara Colombo of 11:11 Productions Photography

Flatirons Bank Customer Appreciation

Flatirons Bank hosted their customer appreciation event. Everyone that came socialized with the Flatirons Bank team, and other clients of the bank, over drinks and appetizers provided by some of its recognizable business clients. Photography by Lisa Doane.

Bike to Work Day at St Julien Hotel & Spa

In celebration of Bike to Work Day on June 28, St Julien Hotel & Spa offered early morning treats for cycling commuters. Attendees enjoyed complimentary breakfast courtesy of Jill’s Restaurant, chair massages from St Julien’s Spa therapists, and a bike tune-up station provided by Full Cycle. 
Photography by Catie Mayer.

August 2017 Good Times

The Post Chicken & Beer teamed up with Stephen Tebo for an American Classics Car Show & Auction. Guests enjoyed ice-cold beer, BBQ off the grill, and fried chicken while browsing and bidding on classics from Tebo’s private collection—including a 1962 Chrysler Imperial and 1947 Kaiser-Frazer. 
Photography by Rachel Bachman.

Full Cycle Grand Opening

Boulder’s only full service bike shop with a full service taproom and espresso bar & café, is now open. Offering 16 taps of craft beer, wine, and nitro coffee, and espresso bar serving premium coffee, tea, chai, along with burritos, paninis, and pastries. 
Photography by Nolan Brady and Russell Chandler.

How to Host a Ladies Beer Night

What’s a gal to do on a beautiful summer night here in Boulder, when the sun’s still a-shining and the patio’s a-calling? Get together with her girls and get her craft beer on, of course! The craft beer scene in Boulder County is a delicious adventure ripe for the exploring, and a craft beer night with your best girls is…

Pawsitively Pawesome Places

Camp Bow Wow sees themselves as having two kinds of clients: four-legged and two-legged. Even so, their needs aren’t all that different. “We always talk about how these dogs are children,” says Brook Brown, VP of Operations and Innovation. “I have a four-year-old, two-legged child and I want her to be in the best place she can be. “You work…

Hop Dog

Beer name: Hop Nectar, Brewery: Liquid Mechanics, Style: Unfiltered New England style IPA

August 2017 Around Town

Recently released, Yonder Mountain String Band releases their first new studio album in two years, LOVE. AIN'T LOVE, is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist…

Staycation

Choosing to vacation locally makes sense. It cuts out the money and the hours spent traveling, you can avoid being surrounded by strangers in terminals, you can pack all the toys you may need into your car, and above all else, you can explore the destinations located in your backyard, generally hidden from the periphery of your daily life. Staying…

Summer Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

Inspired by my three-year-old’s interest in finding treasures, I created a Farmers Market Treasure Hunt for my two young boys. 
Transforming this otherwise typical outing into an adventure seemed like a perfect way to plant the seeds that could bloom into a lifelong interest in healthy eating. Well, a mom can dream. If nothing else, it would be a fun…

The Birth of a Craftsman

From his shop in North Boulder, artist Alexander Giray has made the seamless transition from climbing guide to craftsman. Upon meeting Giray, creator of aptly named Alexander Giray Designs, it is clear to see he is a man who has found his passion; upon seeing his work, you’d assume he’d found that passion a lifetime ago, and that he’d been…

Going Green

Blossoming from its roots on 200 acres in Sunshine Canyon, Ecoscape Environmental Design has carved out a niche in the landscaping industry, turning backyards into both viable habitats and gorgeous outdoor spaces. For Bill Melvin, Owner and Managing Director of Ecoscape, each new project provides an opportunity: to surround people with the beauty of native plants and to create for…

The Art of Glamping

I remember the sky as a place of quiet. It was inhabited by colorful dreams and elaborate stories; it authored tales of adventure out of slow moving shapes in the stratosphere and fed me robust ruminations. Now in my twenties, I reside in a small, cluttered apartment where fluorescent lights pollute the night and fast-flying technology stifles all stillness.

Grapes + Grass

Here at Boulder Lifestyle, we’ve been proud to present “Derby Days” Kentucky Derby party as the official kick-off to spring for the last five years. On August 25-26, “Grapes & Grass” (Wine + Bluegrass) will offer one last hurrah before the fall winds blow through this beautiful valley.

A Fresh Start

The inspiration for architect Renee del Gaudio’s family home began with a fire. A massive fire in 2010 spanned four miles in the Sunshine Canyon area and burned 179 homes in that area. One of the homes destroyed was a property owned by del Gaudio’s family. Though a tragic event, del Gaudio discovered a new perspective on a familiar landscape.

Where Old Meets New

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot is an American-casual restaurant that mixes old and classic with trendy and modern for a truly unique dining experience. The building was constructed in 1890 as the local train station and moved around the area before finding its final home off of Pearl Street behind the Hyatt Place and the bike path in 2015. 
While the…

What’s in my Bag?

There's nothing quite as exciting as getting a fresh batch of school supplies for a new year. Here are some items that are sure to make your kids excited to go to school every day... and keep them on track with their schoolwork.

Best In Show

B
eer is typically considered crisp and refreshing. Usually, a happy hour steal or a pick your own six-pack and take home kind of deal. But to some, beer is an art. To these local brewers, beer is more than just the meaning behind “let’s crack a cold one.”

Summer State of Mind

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” has been on repeat since the summer solstice. It’s my favorite season (a close competitor is fall), and I’m soaking in every carefree moment. I can’t even keep track of all of the ‘out of the office’ emails I’ve gotten this season, but I’m certainly not complaining. It feels like a real summer break.

23rd Annual Boulder Shelter Golf Classic

More than 100 golfers gathered at the Fox Hill Club in Longmont to support the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. The Shelter annually provides 50,000 bed nights and 100,000 meals for homeless adults in our community. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors Xilinx and Cook, Bradford & Levy. Photography Mark Goosman.

1st Annual Native Edge Landscapes Spring Cookout

Native Edge Landscapes kicked off a new tradition this year, with our first "Spring Cookout." Commemorating 15 years in business, employees relaxed with family friends and community at our Boulder office. Guests enjoyed music by Lee Johnson, races and a boisterous petting zoo! 
Photography by Gina Martinez & Cole Laurain.

Opera Colorado’s Premiere Spring Tea

Opera Colorado kicked off its Premiere Spring Tea on Saturday, May 20 at the historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion. With 145 attendees, the event raised over $10,000 with all proceeds supporting Opera Colorado’s extensive Education Programs, annually serving over 37,000 students of all ages across the Rocky Mountain Region. Hannah Morvay Photography.

Puttin’ On The Leash Gala

Puttin’ On The Leash is a unique experience with a fun theme that includes fantastic stage and photo opportunities around the concourse, delicious food, and a variety of items for you to win in our famous silent and live auctions. Hundreds of animal lovers and community members come together. BoulderHumane.org

Open House @ The Studio (Boulder)

The Studio (Boulder) opened up their coworking/event space to the public for a night of drinks and mingling. The Open House showcased it's new 3,000 sq.ft. addition and all the businesses and creatives who call The Studio (Boulder) home! Photography by Rob Klein.

Shields Family Fun Run

The fourth annual Shields Family Fun Run was a huge success! A big thank you to the BCD Bulldog community for coming out to support the Shields Scholarship Fund at BCD supporting middle school students who have achieved academic excellence, a commitment to community service, and demonstrated financial need.

Conference on World Affairs at Food Lab

In celebration of the CWA ‘Food Series’ an exclusive reception celebrating top chefs and innovators actively involved in the Good Food movement was held at the Food Lab in Boulder. Bites presented by local chefs from Arcana, Basta, The Kitchen, Fruition, Tavernetta and Frasca. Photography by Skipping Rocks Photography.

15th Street Design District Block Party

The chilly weather didn't stop the fun at the Annual 15SDD Block Party! The streets were closed to traffic, creating a pedestrian-friendly event featuring food carts, games, face painting and live music. With the support of our sponsors we raised more than $2,000 for The Catamounts. Photography by Kelsey Huffer.

Via’s 1st Annual Gifts from the Heart Benefit Luncheon

This year’s attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch, author talk, silent auction and a very special Gifts from the Heart program. Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters and donors for their contributions to our Lenna Kottke Rider Support Fund. Photography by Esther Concha

Douglass Elementary’s Farewell Celebration

Photography by Felicia Meyer

A Moveable Feast™

A Moveable Feast™ is a unique event benefiting Blue Sky Bridge, Boulder’s child and family advocacy center. This year marked the 20th Anniversary of this event and the appetizer party was cohosted by Jennifer Budacz and Jennifer Egbert at Goldbranch Estates in Niwot. 
Photography by Lisa Doane.

Women’s Entrepreneur Alumni Event @ St. Julien

Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

Play Together, Stay Together

“The difference between a trip and an adventure? Reservations!” laughs Elorie Slater, owner and marketing director of Boulder’s exclusive off-road cycling shop. “On an adventure, you’re not exactly sure what comes next. This business is another adventure for us." Sports Garage has always been known for its exceptional product knowledge and service, but when Slater and her husband Brad James…

July 2017 Around Town

A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. More than 500,000 visitors will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the region’s largest free music festival while enjoying cuisine from over 50 restaurants and food establishments, diverse musical acts performing…

A Handmade Transformation

Definitively describing the work of Boulder-based fiber artist Lucia Francis is a difficult task. Her aesthetic? Both whimsical and sophisticated. Her palette? Sometimes bright, sometimes all natural. And her medium? That changes regularly, too. Perhaps the intriguing variation in Francis’ work comes from a shifting focus and influence on her work. When Francis began her creative business, Uccellino Designs (uccellino…

Smooth Operator

Besides our favorite recipe for summer (rest+relax), here are some recipes that are sure to soothe the soul. Photography Kylie Fitts

Creative Nourishment

The chopped celery, carrots and potatoes strewn across the table were not for soup or a salad. In fact, they were not even in a kitchen. The produce stood in for paint brushes and palette knives in a workshop at The Makerie’s April retreat in Boulder. At The Makerie’s creative retreats, materials of all kinds abound: fabric, paint, embroidery floss,…

300 Sunny Days

Life is lived outdoors in Colorado, and it’s a state that attracts the gamut of outdoor enthusiasts. From cyclists to triathletes to sun worshippers, in general, all flocking to Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine each year, cities like Boulder are destinations to bask in sunny summertime bliss.

Bringing European Luxury to Boulder

Nestled a stone’s throw from idyllic downtown Niwot, the Goldbranch Estates community is bringing “New-World European” living to Boulder Valley. Conceived in 2004, Goldbranch has come to fruition as a luxury community that calls to mind the graceful elegance of Tuscany, red-tiled roofs and all. After weathering the storm of a slow economy and keeping eyes on providing a stylish,…

BEER FROM HERE

What’s the flavor : Citrus, citrus, citrus! Light and refreshing with hardly any hop bitterness present. You could drink quite a few of these without thinking twice!

Glimmer of Hope

Hearts beat. Lungs inflate. Each organ is responsible for its vital role it plays in keeping you alive. But what happens when one of those organs fail? For Kate Lacroix, 42, life is good. Self-employed for more than ten years, Lacroix can be deemed as a successful business owner. It wasn’t until Lacroix decided to check in on an old…

Why It’s Worth It

Here at Boulder Lifestyle, we can help with some of these big life questions. And when I mean some, I mean one thought-provoking question, and it’s why Boulder-based Big Chill Original Refrigerator and appliances are worth it.

July 2017 Local’s Choice

If Will and Coral Frischkorn know about anything, it's food. The Boulder locals and owners 
of Cured Boulder share their picks for creating 
the perfect summer picnic...

Planet Bluegrass

Planet Bluegrass has held festivals for over a quarter century and is responsible for three of Colorado’s largest: Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. The last two are held on their ranch 25 minutes north of Boulder, in the small town of Lyons. The first RockyGrass festival was held in Lyons in 1992 on rented property. When…

Create A Room to Grow

Taking on the project to decorate a kid’s bedroom or playspace might feel overwhelming with so many styles and looks out there. “I’m a lover of design magazines,” says Jamie Harriman, a mother of three, who transformed a part her basement into a play space for her children to put on concerts and dance rehearsals.

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…