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.

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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.

Looking Pretty, Music City

It was only after our third Uber driver of the day asked us if we were ‘in town celebrating something’ that I realized traveling with a group of women in my early thirties for no reason is apparently uncommon. Especially in Nashville, the unofficial yet highly recommended capital for bachelorette parties.

her name is Jojo

Colorado author, wife and mother of three, Jojo Watts, answers our questions about her creative journey and life as a writer.

At its Core

World-renowned Pilates instructor Pat Guyton has been bringing a deep exploration into Pilates—with an emphasis on functional movement—to her instruction and practice for decades. She opened Boulder’s first Pilates studio in 1986 and, along with business partner and fellow instructor Heather Carey, today Pat continues to foster Boulder’s vibrant Pilates community through a style that is empathetic, rejuvenating and enriching…

Eating Mindfully in the Year of the Pig

“Mindfulness” is one of those buzzwords that’s slapped onto everything from relaxation podcasts to adverts for yoga studios, all of which promise more peace in our frantic world. Apart from the advertisement campaigns, the idea of mindfulness—which originates in Buddhist meditation practices—is fairly simple: be here now. Jon Kabat-Zinn, developer of the legendary Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, clarifies, “Mindfulness means…

Get Up, Get Out and Do Something

What will people do when faced with adversity? This is the fundamental question behind Kate Maloney’s documentary film and social venture of the same name, WeRiseUP.

The Art of Ballet

Art takes many forms. From the palette of an artist to the crescendo of a musician, art has the power to move you and transport you to another place, another time. 

Modern Farmhouse Collaboration

In search of a home to entertain, build memories and raise their three young daughters, David Allen and Paula Hansen knew they wanted something fresh, light and livable in Boulder. They explored undeveloped land for new construction and newly remodeled homes, ultimately deciding to pursue a whole-home renovation. Allen and Hansen purchased the house in The Reserve in September 2017,…

Home, Simplified

A home is not necessarily about the walls that surround you, but about the rituals that take place between those walls: Gathering around the table to share family meals, relaxing in a hot bath surrounded by candles or turning in for the night with a favorite book or bedtime story.

Set Your Own Pace

If a slower, quieter way of life is what you’re after, it doesn’t get more idyllic than the historic Poor Farm Guesthouse in Salida, Colorado. Owners Shae and Brady of Dram Apothecary were seeking respite from the frenetic pace of the Front Range when they purchased the historic property two years ago. Once a working home for the destitute, the…

Do You Proud

For Megan Daughtry, home is truly where the heart is—no matter whose home it may be. Through her interior design company, Proud House Studio, Daughtry seeks to help people find “a great sense of bliss in their home, cocooned in comfort and surrounded by gorgeous finishes, fixtures and furnishings.” The daughter of an architect, Daughtry is inspired by change, and…

In Its Prime

In an age of outlandish trends and flashy, Insta-worthy everything, there’s comfort in knowing exactly what to expect from a restaurant.

Artists, Rising

For Caden Ellerington, a passion for cars and sneakers was built into this DNA. When discussing his love for old school hot rods, Kustom cars and Air Jordans, Caden notes, “I almost didn’t have a choice, it was always just there.” 

Artisanal ARTifacts

The Balinese language has no word for art because in Bali “art is so integrated into everyday life,” Anne Waldman* explained in her article for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review in 1993. She borrowed from her friend Jack Kerouac’s axiom for the title of her article––“Mind is Shapely, Art is Shapely”––which expresses the artist whose life and whose art merge into…

True to Himself

Boulder artist Will Day pauses mid-sentence to bellow a loud, “Ow!” and almost immediately follows with an equally boisterous laugh. He’s busy hammering, he explains, to prepare a piece for his new series, and well, sometimes injuries happen. The series, Wonder, is set to open in February and contains the type of art which Will has become known for: larger-than-life…

Down the Rabbit Hole

We can never say for sure why things are or how they come to be. Perhaps things are destined, or perhaps it is just luck. As one legend has it, the ancient Aztec goddess of the agave plant Mayahuel discovered the magic of tequila on a strange trip to the land of the mortals. Mayahuel stumbled across a family of…

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