On the Cover

The September issue in the editorial world is traditionally the biggest production of the year featuring all things fashion. Why one might ask? I sure did, and after digging around, I found the best explanation from good ole Vogue, the encyclopedia of fashion.

Flavor of the Month

I’m just going to go out on a limb here and admit that I’m one of those people who loves a good PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for the critics who don’t know). It’s more than just a marketing scheme created by Starbucks - I think. Here me out.

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…

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.

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…

Finding Your Tribe

Since graduating from college more than three years ago, I’ve learned a lot in the working world. Most importantly, the value of relationships. During Boulder Lifestyle’s annual women entrepreneurs shoot hosted at Alpine Modern Cafe (The best avocado toast in town!) the event solidified the true value of making connections. Women in tech learned a thing or two from the…

Bidding Adieu to the 2016-2017 Ski Season

Ten years ago, if you told me that I would only get ten days on the hill, I would have thought that was a slow two weeks. After logging exactly “zero” days on my pass last year, my stoke level to get ten this year was pretty high.

Happy Homes

We thought the pre-home process was complicated: Two years cautiously watching our credit and saving, finding a loan, going to hundreds of open houses, contracts getting rejected, and all of the stress, hiccups and tears that go along with the home buying process. After finally finding our dream home, we signed the papers and received the keys to an empty…

Makers

During our monthly planning meeting (dubbed ‘Deadlines & Donuts’) we collectively had a million ideas for the theme, Arts & Culture. As much as we would love to feature so many of the talented artists, all using different mediums, we narrowed it down to a few makers for this month. They are creative forces that are unstoppable, and they invited…

Food & 
Community

There is something so special about gathering together over a meal. With a ridiculous amount of restaurants and cafés per capita, breaking bread together in Boulder County is a ceremonious act.

Giving Back

Finally the end of 2016 has wrapped up and we’re moving forward into another year. I always look forward to this season. It seems like days that have been moving so fast for months finally slow down as busy work schedules have subsided to family gatherings and holiday festivity. We come together to celebrate the year that has been, and…

Don’t Be A Gaper!

As ski resorts are now preparing to open, many of Colorado’s new transplants are eager to get out and enjoy all the incredible skiing and boarding that Colorado has to offer. While many new residents have been skiing for years, thousands will be hitting the hill for the first time.
You may be asking yourself, “What is a gaper”? Although there…

Trick or Treat

October has been, and will always be, my favorite month. A large part of this has to do with the silliest holiday of all time, Halloween. Each year my five-year-old self is resurrected all month long, and the vibrant feelings of excitement still haven’t left my soul.

Color(Full)

I recently stumbled upon one of those cliche personality quizzes to see what “color” best describes your personality. I decided to put it to the test and see how accurate it was. The quiz went through a variety of basic questions such as:

Festivaaaaal!

For many die-hard music fans, summer means festival season. Living in the state of Colorado, we are privilege to some of the best in the country right out our back door.

Spring Fever

There’s something so rejuvenating about the month of May. The trees are awakening, flowers are budding to say hello to the sun, summer travel plans are closer than ever and it's finally wedding season. I’m starting to think May is my favorite time of year.

Strictly Business

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is one of those questions every little girl and boy is asked from kindergarten all the way to college. The children’s responses are often times imaginative. Johnny wants to be a firefighter, astronaut and doctor. He’s been imagining different scenarios since he got his first toy fire truck.

A Beautiful Mess.

I often tell my A-type husband that someday he is going to miss tripping over those Hot Wheels left in hallway, or the loud noises coming from the toy room as our kids play super hero’s. Eventually, he cannot help but agree with me. What makes a home isn’t necessarily the items in that home, but more importantly, the feeling…

The Creative Culture

Growing up in my home was like an artist’s jungle gym. My parents and two older sisters (I’ll never let them forget that) are all artists, each with their own medium of choice. My dad the Renaissance man, has always enjoyed woodworking, photography and even had a violin making phase; my mom would make felt bags, commissioned paintings and now…

Life of food.

For the majority of my working career, the food and beverage industry was my primary source of employment. The progression from bussing tables, to later opening my own restaurant, certainly had all the ups and downs that you would expect.