Play Together, Stay Together

“The difference between a trip and an adventure? Reservations!” laughs Elorie Slater, owner and marketing director of Boulder’s exclusive off-road cycling shop. “On an adventure, you’re not exactly sure what comes next. This business is another adventure for us." Sports Garage has always been known for its exceptional product knowledge and service, but when Slater and her husband Brad James…

Dust to Diamonds

Before Debbie Klein could look ahead to her future of 17 successful years running thriving art gallery Art + Soul on Pearl Street, she knew she was meant to be in Boulder on her first visit. “After a few days of exploring Boulder, I was in love with the town and the lifestyle,” says Klein. “I went back to New…

IN THE STUDIO OF

In 2016, The Color Bureau was born, a brand design and social change concept founded by illustrator, paint slinger and brand designer Neil Mackay. When first opening the yellow door to Boulder Creative Collective’s space, I was greeted by a few pups and hung paintings that made a pathway to Neil's creative space with “The Color Bureau” proudly visible by…

All About the Altitude

For anyone who sat on the floor in a cardboard box as a kid with a pair of goggles strapped on and arms outstretched as you “soared” over plains and mountain ranges, experiencing the Colorado skies via helicopter is an approachable, breathtaking, and, at its core, immensely safe endeavor thanks to local company Colorado Heli-Ops.

Cherishing Childhood

Tucked inside a little navy house, on historic Louisville’s Main Street, sits Pitter Patter, a small boutique devoted to treasuring childhood moments. “Pitter Patter is bringing families a place where children are cherished and life's most precious moments are celebrated. We are delighted daily to share in our customer's excitement over a new birth, a visit from the Tooth Fairy…

It’s All Natural, Baby

Meet Sarah and JP, co-founders of Chasing Windmills, a Denver-based company that makes children’s clothing and nursery bedding from merino wool — a lightweight, quick-drying, odor resistant and impossibly soft fabric. Sarah and JP first met in their freshman dorm, just a few days into their undergraduate years at Bowdoin College in Maine. Their journey then took them to Washington…

Clever Conservation

Culver Van Der Jagt is a Denver-based lawyer and entrepreneur who felt compelled to do something about water shortages in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. After studying significant water shortage issues and related political turmoil, Van Der Jagt devised a plan to help. He has been working ever since to modernize water use laws to fit conditions in arid…

travel + style

Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, car, boat or maybe even by gondola, vacations are the perfect time to slip into something comfortable and relax. As Rags Consignments shows us, you truly can have both style and comfort while catching some much-needed R&R.

Little Mother’s Helper

I, like most women, spent more time with doctors and nurses while I was pregnant than at any other time in my life. But then when I had my baby and was thrust into full-time, round-the-clock motherhood for the first time, the support seemed to dry up. There’s the six-week post-partum check-up, sure, but that was about it. Besides that…

Nova Chocolate

Achieve romantic hero status with small-batch, artisanal chocolate. Lafayette's Nova Chocolate has been churning out tasty, sustainably-sourced goodies since 2011. Originally known as Nova Monda, the company was recently purchased and rebranded by former employee Andrew Starr. Part chef, part food chemist, Starr and his three employees spend long hours making sure the product is consistent despite the fickle nature…

Upper Crust

The dictionary definition of bread is “food or sustenance.” Any thesaurus lists similar life sustaining synonyms as well. Therefore, by definition, bread = nourishing food. Clearly, this floury fare has earned a lofty position in the arsenal of modern eating. A veritable gastronomical giant. Indeed, bread has been around for a very, very long time. It's thought to have originated…

Labor Of Love

Stoic & Genuine, Infinite Monkey, Lon Little Shop, Finkel & Garf – I’m actually not just listing off your favorite shops and restaurants in Denver and Boulder. This list contains places around town where you have unknowingly admired the work of Denver-based furniture makers/designers from Fin Art Co. And that was just the tip of the list.

Facing Fall with Alchemy | Rose

The hustle and bustle of life has often forced us women to compromise on beauty routines, products and an overall sense of being pampered, but the women of the newly opened Alchemy | Rose envision a life where women can indulge in a healthy beauty routine without sacrificing their entire day.

A Better You with Roots of Wellness

Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, which originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. It’s not about making you feel bad for your current medical plan, but rather to help with individualized alternative treatments—such as compounding herbs or proprietary ingredients, diet, exercise and lifestyle recommendations.

Upscale Resale is Fabulously Green

Passionate about a good treasure hunt, Clarissa Edelen opened Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment in April 2011 to fill Longmont’s need for a boutique-style resale store.

Love Your Skin

Summer is right around the corner. Vacations are being booked. Bikinis are being purchased. All that’s left on the checklist of fun in the sun is a visit to one of our favorite Boulder spots, Vasu Skin Solutions. After all, you don’t want to get stuck poolside with unwanted hair. Unless, of course, you’re into that sort of thing.