Live Heavily Meditated

After Dana Wisniewski attended a weekend meditation retreat in the fall of 2018 with a group of girlfriends for her birthday, she began brainstorming how to deliver the benefits of meditation through a more realistic, accessible and even a light-hearted experience.

Jaquita Straw Means Business

When you cross paths with someone, who exudes raw energy and joyous enthusiasm, you can feel it. When you’re approached with fire fueled passion, you just plain stop. And if you’ve never experienced this, I recommend that you have a conversation with Ms. Jaquita Straw, frontwoman and powerhouse behind Jackie & The Racket.  

Five Years Later: The Re-birth of Boulder’s Beloved Trails

In the fall of 2013, six days of torrential rainfall inundated Boulder County. This “1,000-year rain” led to what experts dubbed a "100-year flood," a disaster that claimed four lives and caused widespread damage throughout the county. The flooding took an incredible toll on Boulder’s cherished open spaces, including substantial damage to the trail system and on agricultural infrastructure. In…

Modern Abundance

Colorado’s arid climate poses a slew of challenges when it comes to landscaping in Boulder. Yet these are the circumstances that local LID Landscapes has been expertly navigating and mastering for nearly 40 years.

WHO ARE YOU?

 Where did you grow up?  Well, as you can see by my picture, “grown-up” might not be the appropriate terminology. I’m a proud graduate of both Palisade High School and Colorado Mesa University. WEST SLOPE BEST SLOPE!  What brings you the most joy in going to music festivals? 

Horse Racing and Bourbon Drinking, What Else?

Have you ever wondered what you get when you mix a wine sommelier, designer and…pinhook?  Pinhook straight Kentucky bourbon is what you get.

Leftover Salmon | Thirty Years Of Festival!

For the last thirty years, Leftover Salmon has been one of the most influential bands on the national bluegrass/jam-grass scene. For a band with such little assistance from mainstream music channels, it is remarkable what they have accomplished over their career.

A Ranch Within Reach

Growing up in Texas, I’m relatively familiar with the allure of Dude Ranches. I fondly remember riding my first horse as a young girl, experiencing the quintessential Texan atmosphere, and purchasing my only-to-be-worn-once cowboy hat. It was all for the experience, of course, and added a particular flavor of “fitting in” that I coveted as a British-born trying-so-hard-to-be-Texan cowgirl. Put simply, Dude Ranches…

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

Worth the Drive

Everyone deserves a little vacation—even if it’s just a quick weekend getaway down US-36.

Boulder Ballet Gala & Dance Party, at eTown Hall

Boulder Ballet & guests danced the night away on April 27th at eTown Hall to raise funding to support their amazing professional company, updates to classroom studios, outreach in schools, adaptive dance programming and bringing world-renowned guest choreography & music to the community. What a great night to support local arts and this outstanding organization! … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Scottish Kings Gin is an Instant Winner Scottish Kings, an ultra-premium gin owned in Boulder and distilled in the Scottish Highlands, was recently introduced in Colorado. Almost immediately it received top awards in worldwide competitions. Receiving a Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Scottish Kings Gin was called “among the finest … Continued

Wine and Cheese Night with MidFirst Bank

In late June, MidFirst hosted a networking event for local Pearl Street businesses. The evening kicked off with a wine and cheese pairing along with a cake tasting. The night was concluded with a tour of the newly remodeled facility and introduced the art that was painted by a local Boulder artist. Photographer: Theodore Heron

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty – Boulder Grand Re-Opening

LIV Sotheby's International Realty’s Boulder office holds a Grand Re-Opening Event after an extensive and exciting renovation.  Photographer: Courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, John Nimmo

Attention Homes All That Jazz Gala

On May 4th, 325 guests gathered at Boulder's Embassy Suites by Hilton for a roaring twenties fundraiser to benefit Attention Homes, a local nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness in Boulder County. Guests enjoyed a casino lounge, live music, dancing, food, drinks, silent and live auctions, and more; raising over … Continued

Mindful Mimosa’s and Meditation Event

Melton Design Build partnered with Live Heavily Meditated to offer Mimosas & Meditation in their showroom, a pop-up event that was open to the public to learn meditation.  Photographer: Kara Frost and Melton Design Build 

Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour

The 17th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour offered guests the chance to see eight exceptional gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. This year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visitors and raised more than $50,000 for Boulder’s downtown Whittier International Elementary School, a public school that, at 137 years old, is the oldest school in Colorado. Photographer: Whittier Mom

Bike Building & Brews

Melton Design Build proudly partnered with the Wish for Wheels organization to host a “Build & Give a Bike” happy hour event at the MeltonDB office. Melton team members, clients, family, friends, and trade partners came together to build 35 bikes and then gave them (with helmets) to kids at The Family Learning Center of … Continued

DIY Your Way to a Bug-Free Summer

Adult- and Kid-Friendly Natural Bug Repellents from A Beautiful Mess Photos and Article by A Beautiful Mess Adult Blend What you need + 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 1 ½ ounces distilled water (minus 1 teaspoon to … Continued

Existence Ecology

Imagine your dream home. What does it include that makes it your ideal living space? Is it a home theater? The latest in designer appliances? An impeccable landscape?

Art is to Be Experienced

Have you ever seen a piece of art and wondered what on Earth you might be looking at? You may have taken a closer look, analyzed the brush strokes, danced your eyes across the painting while searching for meaning beyond the pigments before you. If you’re anything like this type of viewer, you have likely experienced feeling something while scrambling to…

Boulder In Bloom

When you walk into True Bloom Spa, don’t be confused — you’re in the right place, but Boulder’s newest spa isn’t taking cues from dated spa trends of the last few decades. When you walk into True Bloom’s front room, you’re greeted by the large Plant Powered Ingredient Bar, where you’ll see therapists and aestheticians choosing fresh ingredients to be…

Aston Martin Vantage

When it comes to class and elegance in an automobile — let's be honest — it is rare in today’s world. However, one cannot just throw their hands in the air and lose hope. There is one manufacturer that still holds true to its name. One could say a few famous characters have been affiliated with this brand, one in…

Backstage with Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival is known for their progressive, outside the box sound, inspiring lyrics and positive, upbeat demeanor.  It's no wonder this dynamic quintet has increasingly won the hearts of Colorado’s thriving bluegrass community.

Pastoral Paradise

Henry David Thoreau famously asked, “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” It’s a sentiment that Scott Rodwin, AIA, LEED AP, founder of Rodwin Architecture and Skycastle Construction, took to heart when he began his firm 20 years ago. It’s a north star that guides his company’s mission, and…

PASS

The Colorado Chautauqua Association is proud to announce the 2019 Summer Concert Series in the historic Auditorium, filled with something for everyone.

The Many Sides of Jimmy Moore

Construction expert. Avid scratch golfer. Outdoor enthusiast. Native Boulderite. However, if you know Jimmy Moore, founder of Boulder’s Petra Custom Builders, chances are his passion for building meaningful, collaborative relationships has shone through all of your interactions. From his childhood in Boulder County to his days as an NCAA Division I athlete and now as a successful local business owner,…

Mod—ern Man Design—Mind

Harvey Hine. Does it ring a bell? It’s the quintessential name for an actor, singer, writer. Or maybe if you guessed a jewelry designer—you’d be half right.

Who Are You?

 ADRIAN WISNIEWSKI       Project Development Manager  Melton Design Build

24 Hours with Kenny Wine + ATLA

Inspired by the timeless beauty of modern design, but unimpressed by the “romanticization” of mass production, ATLA co-founder Kenny Wine spends his days designing and building stunningly unique pieces of furniture. Each piece is made-to-order, as Kenny works "to reconcile [his] love of modernism with [his] belief that good design should be responsibly produced and leave room for individual expression.” Kenny first…

TBD

The Wrangler Cast Iron Fire Pit With Tripod by Cowboy Cauldron Some people pass down family jewels; I plan to pass down a fire pit. Far less likely to lose it, and I’ve never heard of any John Denver tunes being sung around a tennis bracelet.  CowboyCauldron.com     SOLtrain Stand Up Paddle Board  Made … Continued

Nothing But The Finest

There’s just something about the city of Boulder that brings a little extra out of people. It’s weird, it’s innovative, it’s gorgeous and it’s defined by the many talented folks sprawled out across it.

Boulder Lifestyle’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine recently hosted their 7th annual "Derby Days" event at Corrida. The event, which drew over 350 guests, raised over $17,000 for There With Care. Big thanks to everyone who attended, and title sponsors; Audi Flatirons, Jennifer Egbert Modern Luxury Real Estate, Melton Design + Build, and Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers. Photographer: Theodore … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Dead Day On Saturday, June 15th from 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm come celebrate with family and friends and enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead with a far-out jamboree at Cellar West Artisan Ales. Local food trucks (TBA), live Dead tunes by The Hop Pickers and Stolen Moonshine, a Tie Dye tee shirt station, and special beer … Continued

Taste of Pearl VIP Kickoff Party

SmithKlein Gallery and Boulder Lifestyle Magazine hosted the 3rd annual Taste of Pearl VIP Kickoff Party on April 25th. Guests enjoyed live music from Billy Failing Band and culinary offerings by Eureka.  Photographer: Theodore Heron 

Eat Spaghetti for Leo Fundraiser

On April 28th, many came out for Leo Patnode's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser raising over $10,000 to help support Leo’s continued home care needs. Leo Patnode suffered a massive brain stem stroke in October of 2017.  This fundraiser is one of the multiple events that has taken place to raise funds. Follow the link for more on Leo … Continued

Boulder Country Day School 30th Anniversary Celebration

Boulder Country Day School held their 30th Anniversary Celebration on April 17th at the Dairy Center for the Arts. It was an elegant evening with 30 years of teachers, parents, grandparents, trustees, and alumni joining together to reminisce about the grassroots years, envision a bright future, and celebrate the community that is BCD.  Photographer: Dog Daze Photo

Khruangbin with Ghost Tapes at Boulder Theater

On Wednesday, May 8th, Khruangbin with Ghost Tapes performed at the Boulder Theater. Texan trio Khruangbin is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk – their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai. Photographer: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

NED

 Who: Founders Ret & Adriaan  What: Ned  When: Est. 2017

Set The Bar

Off we go on another weekend following my daughter's lacrosse team around the country while she plays for USC women’s lacrosse. I guess there are a few games you can miss once in a while but playing against Colorado is not one of them. Maybe it’s the rivalry, or perhaps it’s the cool factor of being in downtown Boulder, but…

Music Spotlight: Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes

The symphony orchestra. Classical instruments. Mozart. Beethoven. Haydn. These are things we are familiar with but may not have any personal contact with. During the past ten years, the Boulder Symphony, led by Devin Patrick Hughes, has been breaking boundaries between the general public and classical music. Focusing on community outreach, the Boulder Symphony allows those that are unfamiliar with…

Resplendent Ranch

When it came to conceptualizing the design for the outdoor living areas of this stunning Boulder home, RSL Outdoor General Manager John Herron notes that there was a significant prevailing factor working in his team’s favor.

Sounds of Summer

Summertime in Colorado is synonymous with sunshine, craft brew sipping and the acoustic sounds of string band music. And with its line-up of upcoming music festivals, Planet Bluegrass, the renowned local organization behind year-round concerts and festivals throughout the state, is offering up an exceptional menu of musical talent and excitement in the coming summer months.

Investing in the Future

Five years into running the Future Arts Foundation, Founder Travis Albright is still exploring exciting new ways to bring music and the arts to Boulder.

Natural Women

This group of uplifting women knows no limits when it comes to creating success. The common theme? It’s a remarkable time to be a woman in business.

New to the Game

“It’s hard to be an entrepreneur and work in a niche realm,” Kelly Ernst says with a laugh. “Because if you do something that everyone likes, then everyone will give you their business.”

On the Radar

Sarah Lucas, Frida Kahlo, Kara Walker, Agnes Martin, Lucio Fontana, Richard Serra, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Annette Messager, Rauschenberg, Rothko, Lichtenstein…

With Grace

The time of year has arrived, when we get the opportunity to meet incredible women in our own community, with different paths, opposite industries and undeniable passion. What I learned throughout the process of bringing our annual women’s issue to life is that each one of the six women we interviewed is more alike than … Continued

Green Thumb

The story of Sturtz & Copeland, Boulder’s treasured florist and garden center, is a storied one. It dates back to 1882 when James and Rhoda Hubbard built five greenhouses alongside the quiet dirt avenue of Arapahoe Road and opened Fawcett Floral. In August of 1928, Lloyd and Gladys Sturtz bought out the Hubbards, and Sturtz & Copeland officially entered its…

May 2019 Around Town

17th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour The Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour has established itself as Boulder’s premier garden tour, opening eight to 10 hand-selected and exceptional gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Mature estate gardens, cutting edge water-wise gardens and stylish small gardens will delight with their diversity on this self-guided walking tour. Tucked away from view, these remarkable sanctuaries aren’t open at any … Continued