In The Spirit

During the holiday season, the power of tradition impacts people all over the world with joy and cheer. Some families give to those in need while others express their care and love through thoughtful gifts as they gather with family members. No tradition is too small or insignificant, as each one holds a beloved meaning to those who share what matters to…

Learning Curve

Running through January 19th, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts (BMoCA), invites the public to two new, stunning exhibits. The first, Texas-based artist, Adriana Corral’s Unearthed / Desenterrado, an exhibition co-produced with Black Cube Nomadic Museum.

Mountain Sounds

 Vail:  Novice and expert riders alike will get to enjoy the fruits of the largest expansion and enhancement of Vail's snowmaking operation in the mountain’s history. This development will grant guests earlier access to higher elevation terrain, a wider selection of trails and improved early season ski school slopes. In addition to nearly 200 acres of new snowmaking terrain, Vail…

Making Merry and Bright

When envisioning the perfect holiday gift, what makes it so special? Is it something you need? A luxe indulgence? Perhaps a product from a brand with an inspiring story or one that supports a meaningful cause? An item created by local artisans and makers?

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.

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.

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…

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 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. 

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. 

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.

A Festival First

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

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…

Some Pepp in Your Step

Formed out of the desire to nourish the Boulder community while serving humane and sustainably sourced food, Pepper the Noshery opened this past July in the same space Wild Standard occupied for four years. On the west end of Pearl Street next-door to Salt, both eateries are operated by chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap and his wife, Carole Vilate.

Let The People Graze

In a world that is over-consumed by Amazon Prime and national chain grocery stores, there are constant threats to our food eco-system. Despite the shift to mass production, there appears to be a glimmer of hope. The industry is at a significant turning point, moving away from cheap and mass-produced and pioneered by people dedicated to preserving the quality food so…

A Winning Tradition

Mentor. Coach. Fan. Friend. With the upcoming college football season about to kick off, we chatted with the University of Colorado Boulder’s new head coach, Melvin “Mel” Tucker, about how he’s looking to foster a tradition of winning at the storied program.

The Thrill of the Hunt

For Michael Heim, founder of Ensō Farm & Forage, hunting has always been a way of life. A native of Omaha, Heim and his father spent every winter break hunting in western Nebraska. It wasn’t until he moved to Boulder ten years ago that his perspective on the sport began to shift- and take on a whole new meaning.   

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…