Serving Up Healthy Choices for Children

It all started with one woman, Ann Cooper, and her ambitious vision: Create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food. A decade ago, she formed the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which carries out that vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and…

What is Jiffer Harriman Listening To?

I met Jiffer, creative technologist, musician, artist, and educator for an early latte at Boxcar. He is a talented member of the Boulder community, who teaches, experiments and brings art and music into our public spaces. I sat down with him to get the scoop on exactly what’s up with Jiffer Harriman.   

The Grain Lady

Also the stem of today’s gluten controversies and the forgotten piece of farm to table dining. But Mona Esposito is here to change that. 

On Function and Form…

It was a fast start to a dear friendship for Kelley Synott and Poss Dalton, co-owner of Cedar and Hyde Mercantile. Kelley and Poss collaborated to design and furnish Kelley’s North Boulder home, where she lives with her husband Brenden, their four kids (all under the age of six) and Sally, the dog. The home is a masterpiece, drawing style…

Holiday Hit List

 To: Attention Artisan Advocates, Craft Culture Enthusiast.   From: Boulder Lifestyle X Denver Flea   Cue the (good) Christmas music and finish up your naughty and nice lists—it's time to shop, drink and be merry all in one place. At Denver's historical Union Station. As you can imagine, we're fleaking out that there's a one-stop shop to support local, small businesses. That's what…

Get in the Spirit

Welcome to the Colorado Bourbon Trail, where we take you to three of our top distillers as voted by our readers. Not only to give you a little inspiration with what would make an excellent gift to get you in the spirit but you'll also find specialty cocktails courtesy of the men who distill the magic.

A Change of Scenery

Mosaic Architects and Interiors is a boutique architecture and interior design firm that specializes in creating and designing custom homes and estates in a way that captures what some people’s dreams are made of. Whether it’s re-imagining an entryway, re-orienting the home to face West instead of North or putting windows into walls, the Boulder firm is up to the…

Pom-Poms with Poppy & Co.

Hi! My name is Kelsey, and I am the face behind Poppy & Co. A wedding and family lifestyle photographer and frequent contributor over here at Boulder Lifestyle and Cherry Creek Lifestyle. My photos are accented with lots of excitement, laughs and most importantly, color! I most likely will not show up wearing black to your wedding or photo shoot, but probably…

Carbon Farming: The Future of Food

Climate change is one of the largest struggles our planet is currently facing. While industrialized farming has allowed farmers to yield more crops, quicker than ever before, the process has also depleted the earth’s topsoil, reduced topsoil’s water-holding capacity, and has been a net emitter of greenhouse gases. Adding to that, degraded soil reduces the ability to grow crops. And…

New American

Farm-to-table isn’t exactly a new concept to the Front Range, with Colorado a leading influence within the movement over the past several decades. Nor is it a rare one, thanks to our enviable combination of top-notch culinary talent and local abundance. So what sets Arcana, a relatively new arrival to the Boulder food scene, apart from the rest? For Co-owner…

Spruce Confections

Boulder locals have long known of Spruce Confections as a meeting place for early morning coffees, incredible scones, lively music during the summer, and incredible views of the Flatirons from the flagstone patio at the Pearl Street location.

The Designer’s Canvas

For Lauren Maggio, a house truly becomes a home when all of its elements, from its colors, architectural details, and material components to its furnishings and décor, reflect the inimitable personalities of its homeowners.

Savor & Sample: A Growe Garden Gala at the JCC

Over 150 people gathered on October 6th at the Boulder JCC for the 2nd Annual Savor & Sample Growe fundraiser to support local school garden education. Produced by Whitegate Events and Growe, guests enjoyed the talents of Dirty Flamenco and The Aristocats Band while savoring dishes, beverages, and desserts from local eateries. Photographer: Laura Martinelli & Caitlin … Continued

Red Carpet Adventure

Red Carpet Adventure is the annual signature event of There With Care featuring entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions to support the programs that help families facing the critical phase of a medical crisis. This year we were honored to welcome singer Clark Beckham, runner-up of American Idol and host Producer/Director Vic Levin. Title Sponsor, … Continued

Mountain Sun Colorado Kind Fest

Mountain Sun celebrated 25 years in business with a two-day music celebration at Planet Bluegrass, called Colorado Kind Fest. String Cheese Incident, The Motet, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Drunken Hearts Band performed on a picture perfect fall weekend in September. Proceeds from the event will help fund New Era Colorado. Photographer: NoCoast Photography

Cocktail Squad’s Kickoff Party with Boulder Wine Merchant

Cocktail Squad kicked off their arrival at Boulder Wine Merchant on September 26th. They sampled four outstanding canned cocktail products, along with live music. The Squad is comprised of a local Boulder team: John and Lauren Maggio, along with Boulder Wine Merchant's own Brett Zimmerman. These are high-quality craft cocktails made with natural products here in … Continued

Memory Lane — A Benefit for the Museum of Boulder

Stephen Tebo opened his facility featuring an exclusive collection of 360 vintage and luxury cars for a charity event hosted by the Museum of Boulder on September 29th. Attended by over 200 community members. Funds raised during the event support the Museum's plans to open a children's museum space on the garden level of the … Continued

Responsibility in Fashion

Free two-day shipping. Alexa. E-commerce. Prime. A one trillion dollar company. This is Amazon. 

A Celebration of Life

For Boulder native, community member and business owner Mitch Campbell, the traditions of Dia de los Muertos resonate because they encourage celebrating life and strengthening communities through shared remembrance of those who have passed. Echoing the deeply meaningful intent and customs of this traditional Mexican holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, Campbell looks to support local organizations that…

Formerly, Ghost Town

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Carrot Tart

In the fall, when the carrots are bolstering for cooler temperatures, they become a bit sweeter and perfect for this unique tart. Creamy, sweet and packed with vital nutrients and minerals, will remind you of its pumpkin (or sweet potato) pie cousins, but the slices will be a bit more pudding like. It’s easy to make this pie dairy-free by…

Colorado Brazil Fest 2018 Samba on the Mall

The 2018 Colorado Brazil Fest was kicked off with a Samba Party on Pearl Street. The Boulder Samba School's Batería Alegría was joined by Bella Diva, Samba Colorado, Capoeira Canavial and Luciana da Silva for an evening of alegría celebrating musical and dance offerings from the rich traditions of Brazil! Photographer: Lisa Doane 

Avery Brewing 25th Anniversary Party

On August 4th, Avery celebrated their 25th Anniversary! They played tribute to the hundreds of beers that make Avery, Avery. Locals enjoyed Avery vintage and core beers, good eats and live music all afternoon. 

Hazel’s Annual CU Kickoff

Each year Hazel’s hosts an event to kick off the CU season just before the Rocky Mountain Showdown. We welcome back the students and get excited about the football season! Hazel’s is the official pre and post-game headquarters of the Colorado Buffalos. Photographer: Theodore Heron 

La Dolce Vita

 Article Allyson Reedy | Photography Poppy + Co  Leah Colby knows weddings. She’s run her own wedding and event planning company, La Dolce Events, for seven years. So what happens when a planner extraordinaire steps out from behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight on her own wedding day? Just as you’d expect, Leah’s wedding to Arron Alexis was an intentional event,…

The Nature of Haertling Houses

 Article Brianna Blair | Photography Ladd Forde  What: Month of Modern House Tour featuring Charles Haertling Houses  When: October 13th, 10:00am to 4:00pm 

A Spanish Hills Revival

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Kylie Fitts  Situated just southeast of Boulder, the Spanish Hills neighborhood is known for its unrivaled views of the front range, back range and beyond. For those lucky enough to call this beautiful locale home, it’s all about the vista. For one Spanish Hills family, however, their love of their neighborhood was tempered by the…

Boulder’s Best Brews

 Article Amelia Broughton | Photography Jeff Jones  Beer Name: Craft Lager  Brewery: Upslope Brewing Company

Design Redefined

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Ladd Forde  To be modern is to be related to the present. But the term “modern design” encompasses much more, and it’s this myriad of progressive inspiration, creativity and vision that Month of Modern ( sets out to celebrate.  Now in its fifth year, Month of Modern is a month-long extravaganza of design-related events…

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

 Article Dana Lapinel | Photography Brittni Bell Warshaw  Did you know you actually can have your cake and eat it too? You can thank self-proclaimed dessert alchemist Emma Nelson and her raw dessert company, Daydream Desserts for that. (And that’s a big thank you.)   

Home on the Range

 Article Marley Jeranko | Photography Chico Basin Ranch  If you’ve ever dreamt of stepping into Westworld and living the cowboy dream, it’s closer than you might think. But rest assured, it’s not all whiskey and wranglin’ – you’ve got to take modern conservation and ecology practices by the reigns and get a taste of true grit to earn your spurs. …

Mid-Century Eclectic

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Kylie Fitts  For Wendy and Joshua Talmon, it’s not an easy feat to define their interior style.  It’s definitely part mid-century modern — they were careful to keep the integrity and the feel of their 1969-built home — but it’s also eclectic. You’ll find pieces from flea markets, from Wendy’s grandparents home, and from CB2…

The Grape Lineup

 Article Benjamin Wiese | Photography Ladd Forde  Wine festivals can be tedious and difficult to approach for the average drinker. Without a refined tasting palate or a guide to the wines, sips begin to bleed together while the pressure to appropriately discuss a nice Bordeaux begins to mount.   For Boulder Wine Merchant Owner Brett Zimmerman, his hope is the Grapes &…

Adventure is Out There

 Article Lisa Van Horne + Kara Deyoung | Photography Kara Deyoung  Happy Tyke, Happy Hike  Article | Lisa Van Horne

Life’s a Beach

 Article Allyson Reedy | Photography Bill Taylor  If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching your 9-to-5 job and moving to the beach, well, you’re not alone. Even though life here in Colorado is pretty great, there’s something about the siren song of the ocean that’s pretty darn appealing, inspiring fantasies of sun, sand and endless piña coladas.  Former Denver ad exec…

Live Your Best #VanLife

 Article Marley Jeranko | Photography Crockett Williams  In our family, we live by the philosophy that less is more. That’s why in August of last year, we welcomed in another member that would hold us to it. Meet Gaucho, the Ram Promaster van. Most mistake him for their electrician, but in fact, he’s just our humble home on wheels.  If…

Interiors that Inspire

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Ladd Forde    Cast Iron Design (CID)

Hats off to the Chief

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Ladd Forde  Jeff Suffolk, CEO of Human Movement  Jesse Aratow, Partner, Agent and Manager at Madison House


 Article Marley Jeranko | Photography Illustrations Katie Vuletich  The fitness business, like any business, is hard and the critics are tough. Some will even try to mold you into what they want…  

G.D.O Girls Day Out

Article Brianna Blair, Featuring Rita Hachlowski, Taylor Caligiuri | Photography Kylie Fitts

Like Mother, Like Daughter

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Poppies + Paisley Photography  On a warm Spring day this March, fifteen-year-old restaurant Brasserie Ten Ten, widely considered the best place for brunch in Boulder (and the finest gathering place), played host to four of Boulder’s most inspiring business women. They all sat casually around a table, eating French inspired omelets, and drinking pink wine…

Planting the Seed

All of the food that you ate today, all of the clothes you’re wearing, and all of the air you’re breathing at this very moment: all start with a seed. 
These are just a few reasons why Jared Hagood, owner, and founder of Lineage Seeds, believes that this tiny, shell-coated sphere is the foundation of life. But not everyone loves…

Spring Cleaning

As daylight hours lengthen, birds return to chirping, and flowers fill the air with their sweet fragrance signaling renewal, new growth, and life.

Backcountry Quest

When the summer months hit, the collective rush to flee the Front Range in search of the healing powers of the Rocky Mountains can be anxiety-
inducing. Bearded, flannel wearing men and women donning Chacos race to fill the trunks of the Subarus by the thousands. Finding locations to escape for the weekend can feel impossible and wildly competitive. Worry no…

Taco Taste Off

While “Taco Tuesday” is a holiday that can be celebrated year round, there is something sweeter about enjoying a plate full of delicious tacos in the sun, accompanied by a good beer and even better company. Since there are tons of tasty options, we reached out for some guidance to assemble some patio-ready pairings. Bradford McDevitt, of McDevitt Taco Supply in…

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Design, Decoded 30

I know you’ve all seen a Sputnik light, but the history of its design is still a little murky.  Although some credit the Italian engineer Gino Sarfatti, it’s not 100% clear who designed it first as it was copied and reinterpreted many times over in the 1950s and 60s.  But that’s often the case with design history, so we’re going to run with…

Music to Our Ears

Future Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that supplies Colorado public schools with instruments and art supplies, has long held the dream of opening a youth arts house. 

Designs Inspired 
by Nature

Inspired by nature and intrigued by technique, furniture designer Jason McCloskey of Jace Will Designs creates pieces that are as unique as the peaks of the Rockies. Curved wood and sheepskin form a chair that’s purpose is to relax and quiet your mind. 


Traveling through Arizona can be a fun and easy road trip, the hardest part is deciding what to see. Although the state is small, all the hallmarks are pretty far apart...and there are a lot of them.