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…

CONTRIBUTORS

Grace rises above a situation, pride, a misunderstanding, our feelings, or a situation that had a different ending then we would have preferred. I choose grace for 2019 because the Lord has shown me countlessly, that with grace, I am made whole, I can forgive immediately, I can see more clearly, and accept, that every person, every circumstance, has a…

Investing In

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is an expert in residential real estate in the Boulder community, throughout Colorado and beyond. The seasoned experts have deep seeded relationships with clients within the community and are the best in the business. Brokers at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty advise clients on real estate investment opportunities. Top producing Broker, Barb Silverman, takes a moment to…

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.

For Your Nearest & Dearest

 1/ TRDB825  Mixed metal cuff with white brilliant cut diamonds (1.05ctw) in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver. ~1.5" wide | $13,750  2/ TRDE509 

New Kid on the Block

Peplum tops. Rock and roll denim jackets. Bell-bottom jeans. When it comes to the inspiration behind Jennifer Ward’s OB Off Duty brand of trendy clothes for toddler girls, Jennifer draws from the unique style and personality of her five-year-old muse and daughter, Olivia Belle (OB herself!). As the founder of OB Off Duty, Jennifer curates fashion-forward toddler clothing items that…

A Homegrown Creative Space

Tinker Art Studio Founder & Owner Christie Slater Hubley has a lot to celebrate. It’s nearly her 7th year in business, and she’s wrapping up her first year in a new South Boulder location inside the Table Mesa Shopping Center.

EXCEED YOURSELF

At OPEX E6 Boulder, we focus on personalized programs as unique as the individual who walks through our doors at Black Lab Sports. Our goal is to build a brand that is built on one primary purpose–to inspire people and help every person unleash their greatness through health and fitness.

Stocking Stuffer Guide with the Manz

Let's face it, there is a lot that can be stressful about the holidays. Over-scheduled calendars get put to the test over these couple of months. Shopping can defiantly contribute to the chaos. For Andy and I, one of our favorite traditions around the holiday season is to make a date out of our stocking stuffer shopping. We like to hit up as…

Winter Warmers

 Sarah St. Vincent MHPBooks.com $25.99  Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a young widow befriends a mysterious foreigner; setting in motion a politically charged journey of violence, betrayal, empathy and reconciliation.   

Nonprofit Roundup

What they do: For nearly 40 years SPAN has offered a safe space, meals and court services to help victims of domestic abuse get out of dangerous situations.

December 2018 Around Town

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon bring their charming Pride and Prejudice sequel to Boulder for the holidays at the Dairy Arts Center. Constantly overshadowed by her four sisters, Mary Bennet, the bookish middle child, longs for a “large life.” As she searches for her own identity, she unexpectedly discovers … Continued

Corrida Presents: A Night of Darkness

On All Hallows Eve, as the night became even darker, the most magical and ghoulish of Boulder came together for tasty food and drinks, free ink, special artists, costume contests and so much more.  Photographer: Alexander Beal

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…

Kyle Hollingsworth’s Rocktoberfest

Kyle Hollingsworth Band hosted a beer festival on October 13th to benefit Boulder hunger relief, youth empowerment organization, Conscious Alliance. Guests tasted a selection of 60+ craft beers. VIP ticket holders attended a tasting and private brewery tour with Kyle, an acclaimed musician with The String Cheese Incident and Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Photographer: Kimbo Explores Photography

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty celebrates 10 years + LIV CONNECT 2018

On October 4th, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty held an opening reception and celebration for their 10-year anniversary, as being a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The next day, LIV SIR hosted LIV CONNECT 2018 for 500+ attendees. Real estate professionals from LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, among others from the Sotheby’s International Realty Network, … Continued

#MonthofModern Knows How to Party!

Another Month of Modern has come to an end–the fifth, in fact! Founded as a celebration of architecture, design, lifestyle, art and culture, we celebrated with thought-provoking speakers/panels, a Haertling House tour, movie night, and a fantastic wrap party–all designed to educate, inspire and delight. Proceeds went to the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at CU Boulder. … Continued

Second Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Fundraiser

What a Special Evening Celebrating Life! Food, Drinks, Face Painting, Performances, Community Alter, Live Music by The Goonies 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos event hosted by All about the Kids at eTown, benefitting A Precious Child, Blue Sky Bridge and Intercambio. Thank everyone who came out to celebrate and fundraise! Photographer: Kelsey Huffer, Poppy & … Continued

Month of Modern: Sherwin Williams Colormix

The Month of Modern and Sherwin Williams hosted a trend presentation at The Artisan Shop on October 18th. They gathered 42 trend colors into one master palette—which was all organized into six unique color personalities. The collection predicts the colors that will drive conversation and inspiration for the coming year, offering new perspectives on societal influences and … Continued

CSC Burger Night at Rueben’s Burger Bistro

Rueben's Burger Bistro hosted a great night where our sailing community could dine out while helping us raise money to purchase new sails for our fleet. Community Sailing of Colorado is so lucky to have such an extraordinary community always supporting us.  Photographers: Isabel Regine and Brandon Kass 

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…

Snapshot

This month, Emory Hall debuts her first Boulder show, “Stories from a Mountain Kingdom: A Photo Exhibit of Nepal,” in The AKA Gallery and Wonder. The show opens November 3rd from 6-9 p.m. in The AKA Gallery in The Boulder Creative Collective warehouse and runs through January 2019. A colorful collection of tales from her travels, her images offer an intimate connection…

Beer & Food Pairing

Look like a crafty, beer connoisseur with these quick hits that are a match made in heaven. 

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…

Boulder’s Best Brews

    Flavor: Crisp malt, American hops, clean, bright, and refreshing  Aromas: Floral and peppery hops

Walden House

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. “–Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

a family affair

“Hey, Niemeyer's! You barbecuing?” A neighbor calls to us as he walks by. Sheri, communications director, wife, and mother of the majority of the Sundae Wines production team, explains to us that their family BBQ’s are infamous. They gather at least twice a week to share food and wine. Sheri never cooks for less than 40.

Business with a Purpose

Ask any business owner what the purpose of a business is, and the chances are the answer you’ll get is “to make money!”

Feast for the Eyes

Food? For the November issue? Groundbreaking.   Based off the cover, you’re right ladies and gentlemen. This is the food issue, arguably the most fun and filling photo shoots to clean up after.   Much like a well-built, delicious recipe, we wanted to highlight food in all its form. From new farming practices, where food … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Boulder’s new Embassy Suites by Hilton rolls out Doggie Room Service Does your dog love steak dinner and luxurious dog beds? Then grab Fido and head directly to Boulder’s new Embassy Suites by Hilton, which is welcoming four-legged travelers this summer with a Party with Your Pup package and a decadent new Dog Room Service menu.  Located in the … Continued

Howdy Fest

The Post Brewing Co. celebrated with friends and family at its third annual town block party — Howdy Fest! Guests enjoyed beers from six Lafayette breweries, backyard bbq, cowboy games, and dance-your-pants-off tunes from Head for the Hills and Wood Belly. Photographer: Peter Wallace IG: @wallyographypw

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.

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.

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

3 Restaurants Where Flavors Triumphs

Boulder residents expect a lot from their restaurants. We prefer to eat foods that are healthy, homegrown, and freshly made—and sometimes restaurants fall short on these requirements. But three places stood out when we began our search for the best Boulder restaurant to serve authentic and fresh dishes that were packed full of flavor. Il Pastaio, a classic Italian-American restaurant,…

24 HOURS IN NYC

What seemed like 24 hours post the Dunton Hot Springs fall fashion shoot, the Cedar & Hyde crew were off again to take flight with an empire state of mind. It's not all work and no play when it comes to an NYC buying trip — how else do you think the family-run shop find such an eclectic array of…

Perch Picks

It's finally that time of year where an outfit calls for layers (yes!). With a new season, there's always room for a fresh, new look. 

Creating Boulder’s Eden

The team at Ecoscape, lead by owner Bill Melvin, has been creating verdant Edens in residential neighborhoods along the Front Range for the past eighteen years.

Responsibility in Fashion

Free two-day shipping. Alexa. E-commerce. Prime. A one trillion dollar company. This is Amazon. 

Hops Harvest

By the end of summer, most people are ready to transition out of summer and into fall. The swimsuits get stored away, the flannels get pulled out, the gazpacho recipe is removed from the counter, and the fridge finally gets filled with delicious fall beer. 

Not Your Grandma’s Handicraft

BL: Where did you learn to embroider?EL: I am completely self-taught. My grandmother has experience with embroidery, but it was never a skill that was passed on. Before I started my practice, I always believed embroidery was just cross-stitching pillows and things like that. However, once I discovered the world of contemporary embroidery [I] realized it could be anything you…

Fall Fashion Audit

This fall, Hannah Moon of Styled by Hannah Moon, is encouraging you to try something new, and to embrace the trends emerging. One big trend she’s been pushing? Animal print.

The Homestead

Perfectly combining the charm of Boulder’s rural open spaces as well as accessibility to its exciting downtown urban hub, this is a home that brings together the best of what Boulder living has to offer. Situated within a picturesque pastoral landscape with 270-degree views of the plains to the east and mountains to the west, this home and property exude…

World of Dance

Born from Artistic Director and Founder Caitlin Brozna-Smith’s desire to bring culturally authentic world dance forms to Denver, Bella Diva World Dance provides women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life the opportunity to learn and celebrate cultures from around the globe. The school strives to break down the preconceptions of what dance is and who it is for,…

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…