While studying in the United States during their college years, Julien Dreyfus and Tommy Tollesson found themselves spending countless hours discussing life over glasses of rosé with new acquaintances. As acquaintances developed into friendships, they came to better understand and appreciate each other’s different respective cultural backgrounds, as well as what would go on to be important to them in life.
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…
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.
In August and September some of our Colorado authors will be releasing an amazing assortment of hot new thrillers, informative books about breweries and bugs, and beautiful design and decor advice guides—just to name a few! We encourage you to support these local authors by pre-ordering their upcoming releases from your favorite local or online bookstore. Pre-ordering helps authors by…
When Hilary Harris first arrived in Boulder in 1986, she was greeted by fog. Low clouds shrouded the city as she toured the University of Colorado and pondered whether a transfer to the school was the right move.
Lining the perimeter of Kazu Oba’s house are many different pieces of tree trunks. By being in the right place at the right time and having an interest in such a thing in the first place, Oba has quite the collection of raw materials, coming from a total of eleven different places.
I was born in Detroit, MI then lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and finally moved to Longmont when I was eight years old. I moved away at 17 and lived in many places, including MD, FL, WA, and VA, where I spent eight years during my medical training. Living in so many different places gave me an appreciation of how…
The transition from the freedom of summer days to the schedule-heavy school year can be rough on kids and parents alike. The fun of summer camps, lazy days and sleepovers give way to early mornings, late afternoon practices, and homework, meaning a full shift in both schedule and mindset for the entire family. Luckily, there is one concrete step you…
After four years of college where I willingly chose to get a degree in Sociology—which does not equate to a real job for the most part—I knew that I wanted to be a writer. The only problem was that being a writer did not equate to a job either. In fact, “being a writer” … Continued
Torchy’s Tacos coming to Boulder later this year A note on a window at the former Turley’s Kitchen, at 2805 Pearl St., is announcing the impending arrival of the fast-casual taco chain that got its start as a food truck in Austin, Texas, in 2006. “Torchy’s Tacos in Boulder is slated for opening in Winter … Continued
A Moveable Feast™ XXII, a progressive dinner party to benefit local Child Advocacy Center, Blue Sky Bridge, was hosted on June 1st. Guests began the evening at an appetizer party at the home of Jen & Jon Wittemyer before attending one of 10 separate dinner parties throughout Boulder County. Photographer: Barb Colombo, 11:11 Productions Photography
Walters & Hogsett hosted a Michael Bondanza Trunk Show to celebrate the construction of a new facility for Meals on Wheels of Boulder in northwest Boulder. They partnered together to ensure that our vulnerable neighbors continue to receive daily nutritious meals and warm visits to brighten their day! Thank you, donors, for your support! Photographer: … Continued
The Boulder Care Cup Challenge golf tournament was a big success on June 4th, with more than 200 golfers enjoying the beautiful day of golf, games, auction, and lunch to support There With Care. There With Care provides basic and fundamental services to ease the stress of families facing the critical phase of a medical crisis. … Continued
True Bloom Spa and Indie Salons Luxury Studios received a warm Boulder welcome from over 250 guests at a spectacular, buzz-worthy VIP Grand Opening Event. Lite bites, bubbles, samples of ahhh-mazing plant-powered spa services, tours of Indie Salons studios with art gallery and selfie station were highlights of the night. Photographer: Ted Heron
On June 21st, Xiuhtezcatl, an eighteen-year-old Indigenous rapper, and activist performed at the Fox Theatre. The Reminders also took the stage that night, they consist of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Photographer: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com
On June 27th, locals came out for a night of festivities at Lolo Rugs & Gifts celebrating their one-year anniversary in Boulder. Guests enjoyed small bites by Leaf and received lovely, complimentary gift bags. Photographer: Ted Heron
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.
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.
Colorado’s arid climate poses a slew of challenges when it comes to landscaping in Boulder. Yet these are the circumstances that local LID Landscapes has been expertly navigating and mastering for nearly 40 years.
When you cross paths with someone, who exudes raw energy and joyous enthusiasm, you can feel it. When you’re approached with fire fueled passion, you just plain stop. And if you’ve never experienced this, I recommend that you have a conversation with Ms. Jaquita Straw, frontwoman and powerhouse behind Jackie & The Racket.
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…
Where did you grow up? Well, as you can see by my picture, “grown-up” might not be the appropriate terminology. I’m a proud graduate of both Palisade High School and Colorado Mesa University. WEST SLOPE BEST SLOPE! What brings you the most joy in going to music festivals?
Growing up in Texas, I’m relatively familiar with the allure of Dude Ranches. I fondly remember riding my first horse as a young girl, experiencing the quintessential Texan atmosphere, and purchasing my only-to-be-worn-once cowboy hat. It was all for the experience, of course, and added a particular flavor of “fitting in” that I coveted as a British-born trying-so-hard-to-be-Texan cowgirl. Put simply, Dude Ranches…
For the last thirty years, Leftover Salmon has been one of the most influential bands on the national bluegrass/jam-grass scene. For a band with such little assistance from mainstream music channels, it is remarkable what they have accomplished over their career.
Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued
Scottish Kings Gin is an Instant Winner Scottish Kings, an ultra-premium gin owned in Boulder and distilled in the Scottish Highlands, was recently introduced in Colorado. Almost immediately it received top awards in worldwide competitions. Receiving a Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Scottish Kings Gin was called “among the finest … Continued
Boulder Ballet & guests danced the night away on April 27th at eTown Hall to raise funding to support their amazing professional company, updates to classroom studios, outreach in schools, adaptive dance programming and bringing world-renowned guest choreography & music to the community. What a great night to support local arts and this outstanding organization! … Continued
In late June, MidFirst hosted a networking event for local Pearl Street businesses. The evening kicked off with a wine and cheese pairing along with a cake tasting. The night was concluded with a tour of the newly remodeled facility and introduced the art that was painted by a local Boulder artist. Photographer: Theodore Heron
On May 4th, 325 guests gathered at Boulder's Embassy Suites by Hilton for a roaring twenties fundraiser to benefit Attention Homes, a local nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness in Boulder County. Guests enjoyed a casino lounge, live music, dancing, food, drinks, silent and live auctions, and more; raising over … Continued
Melton Design Build partnered with Live Heavily Meditated to offer Mimosas & Meditation in their showroom, a pop-up event that was open to the public to learn meditation. Photographer: Kara Frost and Melton Design Build
The 17th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour offered guests the chance to see eight exceptional gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. This year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visitors and raised more than $50,000 for Boulder’s downtown Whittier International Elementary School, a public school that, at 137 years old, is the oldest school in Colorado. Photographer: Whittier Mom
Melton Design Build proudly partnered with the Wish for Wheels organization to host a “Build & Give a Bike” happy hour event at the MeltonDB office. Melton team members, clients, family, friends, and trade partners came together to build 35 bikes and then gave them (with helmets) to kids at The Family Learning Center of … Continued
Adult- and Kid-Friendly Natural Bug Repellents from A Beautiful Mess Photos and Article by A Beautiful Mess Adult Blend What you need + 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 1 ½ ounces distilled water (minus 1 teaspoon to … Continued
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…
Trout Steak Revival is known for their progressive, outside the box sound, inspiring lyrics and positive, upbeat demeanor. It's no wonder this dynamic quintet has increasingly won the hearts of Colorado’s thriving bluegrass community.
When you walk into True Bloom Spa, don’t be confused — you’re in the right place, but Boulder’s newest spa isn’t taking cues from dated spa trends of the last few decades. When you walk into True Bloom’s front room, you’re greeted by the large Plant Powered Ingredient Bar, where you’ll see therapists and aestheticians choosing fresh ingredients to be…
When it comes to class and elegance in an automobile — let's be honest — it is rare in today’s world. However, one cannot just throw their hands in the air and lose hope. There is one manufacturer that still holds true to its name. One could say a few famous characters have been affiliated with this brand, one in…
Henry David Thoreau famously asked, “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” It’s a sentiment that Scott Rodwin, AIA, LEED AP, founder of Rodwin Architecture and Skycastle Construction, took to heart when he began his firm 20 years ago. It’s a north star that guides his company’s mission, and…
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,…
Inspired by the timeless beauty of modern design, but unimpressed by the “romanticization” of mass production, ATLA co-founder Kenny Wine spends his days designing and building stunningly unique pieces of furniture. Each piece is made-to-order, as Kenny works "to reconcile [his] love of modernism with [his] belief that good design should be responsibly produced and leave room for individual expression.” Kenny first…