Timeless Taste, Flawless Function

When it came time for a much-needed remodel of the kitchen within her family's Longmont home, Dr. Kristin Baird of Dermatology Center of the Rockies had one overarching theme in mind—functionality.

Fine Syrups and a Brief History of Tiki

You know what they say; history is always a little cloudy because everybody was drunk. Even Tiki, the popular cocktail trend has a rich, complex and highly controversial origin story. It is said the origins of the Tiki culture spawned when GI’s were sent to the South Pacific in the wake of World War II. Taken with the new flavors,…

Tap to Table

Whether you’re a native Boulderite, a thirsty visitor, or a Colorado transplant, chances are you’ve sipped on an Avery Brewing Company beer. To say that Avery is a staple of the Boulder County craft beer scene is an understatement and, as the brewery celebrates 26 years of inventive craft brewing this year, they’re ensuring that 2019 will be one to…

Making Connections through Medicine

You’re likely familiar with the Golden Ratio, represented by the Greek letter phi [φ] in mathematics, as it relates to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, in which Da Vinci used the proportions of the ratio to create the ideal man. The ratio, which crops up even in nature, has been connected to ideas of beauty in human facial features and…

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…

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.” 

A Mission to Educate

It’s hard to imagine a life without education. For many, learning started at five-years-old. Through elementary to graduate school, teachers and homework are all we knew—and many of us longed for an end. 

TOP 5

Intrigued into taking a journey to the “dark side” of beers? At first glance, stouts may seem heavy and quite strong but they are actually fairly easy to drink and are delightfully balanced.

February 2019 Around Town

22 BVSD Schools receive State Awards for Student Performance The Colorado Department of Education recently announced its annual awards and 22 Boulder Valley schools were among those honored. Ten BVSD schools received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, which celebrates schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the … Continued

Finding Your Muse

Art can be interpreted in many different ways. That’s the most beautiful thing about art, which is really just an all-encompassing word for creating—with whatever means. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight art that uses new mediums of imagination.  That’s where one of our main features, Artisinal Artifacts, comes in. We didn’t bother with … Continued

Holiday Cheer at Boulder Commons

Celebrating the holidays with friends and art collectors while honoring two nationally known artists, Jerry Wingren and Robert Striffolino launched the season on December 6th at Boulder Commons. Delicious food provided by Fresh Thymes and creative cocktails by Cocktail Caravan were the perfect finishing touches for this stunning exhibit and truly unforgettable evening. Photographer: Jen Lobo

Holiday Party at The Post Brewing

Cottonwood Custom Builders Annual Holiday Party is one of the highlights of our year. We love getting together with our clients, architects and subcontractors that make all of this possible. Photographer: Ted Heron 

Boulder-Based Dermatology Specialists Celebrates 2018

Staff from all four Dermatology Specialists locations gathered in December at Northglenn’s Boondocks. From bowling and arcade games to the ropes course and go-carts, staff from this independent medical practice took time to connect and celebrate the passing of another year together. Photographer: Olga Heifets

Downtown Boulder’s Light Up The Holidays

Downtown Boulder’s Light Up The Holidays event series took place from November 18 – December 22 and included a host of popular events from Switch on the Holidays, St. Nick on the Bricks, the Lights of December Parade to the first ever, Freezie Fest. More information at DowntownBoulderHolidays.com. Photographer:  Downtown Boulder Partnership 

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…

Boulder Lifestyle at Todd Reed

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine holiday event at Todd Reed. Guests were treated to holiday classics, performed by members of the Boulder Symphony. Catering provided by Chef Joshua Ferris and drinks by Bougie Cocktails.      Photographer: Allie Hooson | @alliehoo 

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

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…

Knot Your Typical Rugs

Turkish rug making and weaving is a tradition that dates back hundreds, even thousands of years. It’s a practice steeped in vast history, timeless techniques and impeccable designs and, for Lolo Rugs and Gifts Founder Aytekin Tenekeci, it’s one that continues to shine with a unique brilliance and appeal as it weaves together old world traditions with the modern styles…

When Life Hands You Lemons

Not many 69-year-olds have Instagram. Even fewer have 26k followers. And even less walk the runway in fashion shows.

Hit the Slopes

If attending Bulldog Yoga doesn’t get you ready to hit the slopes, there’s a chance nothing will. 

First Tracks

The last time I took my five-year-old skiing, it did not end well. I vividly recall her splayed out on the ground, covered in snow, red-faced and bawling after a long day of ski school. But what’s a powder-loving parent to do? Brooks Crosby, owner of indoor ski and snowboarding school Shredder, knows this pain all too well. 

There’s No Place Like Home

The excitement, buzz and energy of urban living. The comfort, spaciousness and style of the ideal modern abode. This is the sweet spot that Pearl21 provides when it comes to calling Boulder home.

Presenting Pantone’s Color of the Year

 Who: Laura Iverson  What: Interior Designer  Where: Laura Iverson Design, LLC

Sir Drifto’s Review

When it comes to finding a vehicle that offers touring luxury, paired with supercar performance—look no further than the Audi RS5.

High Performance Fuel

We sat down with the founder of Cloud Medical to talk about whether is such a thing as an optimal diet. According to Dr. Tusek, there are five main things to keep in mind:

Well-Rounded

Well, well, well if it isn’t the annual “wellness” issue. January marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the beginning of a new you. Maybe you’ve set some goals for yourself, like the classics—exercise more, eat better—or you’d like to get more involved with a non-profit or learn something new.  (Well, … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

PopSockets Launches Poptivism Platform With Celebrities To Help Consumers Do Good PopSockets, a Boulder maker of collapsible phone grips, is launching a new collection with actor and producer Zendaya Coleman to benefit the brand’s new Poptivism platform. Zendaya’s Poptivism capsule collection comprises three designs created to benefit FoodCorps. PopSockets is thrilled to partner with Zendaya … Continued

Boulder Country Day School Annual Gala and Auction

Boulder Country Day School held their annual Gala and Auction event on October 20th at the St. Julien Hotel. The school is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year and the event featured a ‘Throwback to 1988’ theme. Parents, faculty and friends of the school came out to raise funds for several initiatives from technology to professional development … Continued

Todd Reed Anniversary Party 2018

Thank you to all of our clients, friends and family who attended our anniversary party. We love gathering and connecting with our community! Photographer: Jen Lobo 

Welcome Home

Just in time for the holidays, Cedar & Hyde Mercantile expanded their business to open a stand-alone home store. Steps away from their now women’s apparel and accessories store, Cedar & Hyde Home offers a broader assortment of thoughtful curiosities for every room of your house. The launch party was co-hosted by Boulder Lifestyle Magazine.  Photographer: Kelsey … Continued

November: Homeless & Runaway Youth Awareness Month

November is National Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month. In 2018, Attention Homes hosted events throughout the month of November to raise awareness for homeless youth and funds for the programs at Attention Homes. Through our Sleep Out, Dine Out, Shout Out, and Rock Out events, the community helped us raise over $110,000 to support … Continued

Tis’ the Season! Client Appreciation Soiree

Will Day, Gail Folwell, Rocky Mountain Regenerative Medicine, and East Pearl Studios recently hosted a festive evening of celebration and community coming together to ring in the holiday season. Will Day said, "We appreciate our clients, collectors, and friends so much that this event was our tribute to them." Guests enjoyed mingling over the artwork … Continued

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…

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