Couples that Can

It’s 6 a.m., and Lauren and John Maggio are blearily looking into each other’s eyes. They will be with each other all day, and well into the evening; after putting long hours into running their exciting new business, and after their kids are put to bed.

Healthcare Eudaimonics

As a physician, I often ask people if they believe we’re living in a healthy society. The nearly universal reaction is a sardonic laugh. We live in a time of unparalleled abundance, safety, comfort and prosperity, and yet many of us sense that our way of life is unsustainable. Grim statistics of species extinction, natural resource depletion, income inequality, etc.,…

It’s Electric

It's the 21st century, yet we're still using engine technology from a century ago. I won't lie, I am a lover of a good exhaust note from an automobile; however times are changing, and the electric car industry is making a name for itself in this modern era. With companies such as Tesla leading the board, many have asked, who…

Eating Mindfully in the Year of the Pig

“Mindfulness” is one of those buzzwords that’s slapped onto everything from relaxation podcasts to adverts for yoga studios, all of which promise more peace in our frantic world. Apart from the advertisement campaigns, the idea of mindfulness—which originates in Buddhist meditation practices—is fairly simple: be here now. Jon Kabat-Zinn, developer of the legendary Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, clarifies, “Mindfulness means…

Get Up, Get Out and Do Something

What will people do when faced with adversity? This is the fundamental question behind Kate Maloney’s documentary film and social venture of the same name, WeRiseUP.

Ethical Eating Guide + Composting

With all the greenwashing happening in the media, eating ethical can be a confusing matter. What should you look for when you’re buying food? And what do those labels even mean? We have the quick & dirty lowdown on how to cut through the clutter and keep yourself and the planet healthy.

ASPARAGUS ROMESCO, A SALAD FOR SPRING

By the time asparagus and spring leeks appear, I am craving the freshness and bright excitement of the season’s first produce. This recipe is endlessly adaptable—substitute the asparagus and fennel with charred spring leeks or with radicchio, green beans or eggplant in the summer. Romesco is a fabulous sauce to have in your culinary repertoire and is a nutritional powerhouse…

Meet Billy Failing

Boulder, Colorado has a long-standing love affair with bluegrass music. If you were really lucky, you might have even caught acts like Yonder Mountain String Band and String Cheese Incident playing free Sunday night bar gigs in the 1990s at Mountain Sun. Even if you weren’t technically there, you’ve probably told people you were there after a few IPA’s. No…

Springing Forward

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter hibernation. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the days are growing longer by the minute.  This month at Boulder Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

27th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment ft. Dave Bruzza: Unsafe at any Speed On April 26th at 7:00 PM, the Boulder Theater, Colorado Microbreweries will donate staff time and beer to support local environmental organizations as many years prior. Since 1993, the Microbreweries for the Environment benefit has raised over $200,000 for local environmental causes. Admission includes a … Continued

There With Care Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, Feb 13th, a benefit concert for There With Care was held at the infamous Post Brewing Company in downtown Boulder featuring the energetic, funky, acoustic class rock music of Acoustic Ambush. Guests enjoyed Howdy Beers and delicious comfort food while dancing and listening to great music all for a good cause. There With Care … Continued

Resizing Real Estate Happy Hour

A casual happy hour with Jennifer Egbert and Brian Manning discussing the latest resizing and other Boulder trends. In attendance, were home buyers and sellers as well as professionals in overlapping industries sharing insider knowledge on a range of hot topics from specific market information, relocation do's and don't, ADU's, and even a recount of … Continued

Spring Energy Athlete Panel and Social Run

On February 27th, Boulder Running Company hosted a panel with six world-class endurance athletes including Sage Canaday, Joshua Stevens, Rea Kolbl Pra, Trever Townsend, David Roche & Megan Roche. The evening kicked off with a fun run followed by a short film and a discussion with the host of Dispatch Radio, Russ Rizzo. Gratitude to Real Athlete … Continued

Bad Suns Show

On March 8th, The Bad Suns performed a sold-out show at the Boulder Theatre. The intimate show opened with Vista Kicks, a Los Angeles-based Indie Quartet making fun waves in the music scene.   Photography: Dave Arnold, DaveThePhotoGuy.com

Audi Flatirons First Look Viewing Event: purely electric Audi e-tron

On February 19th, guests came in to check out the future EV by Audi. Reservation holders were thrilled, and new reservations continue to be placed. The quattro all-wheel-drive system, point to point charging guidance, and enough cargo space to fit your life, the all-electric Audi e-tron is sure to captivate the EV market. You can learn … Continued

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

The Art of Ballet

Art takes many forms. From the palette of an artist to the crescendo of a musician, art has the power to move you and transport you to another place, another time. 

Modern Farmhouse Collaboration

In search of a home to entertain, build memories and raise their three young daughters, David Allen and Paula Hansen knew they wanted something fresh, light and livable in Boulder. They explored undeveloped land for new construction and newly remodeled homes, ultimately deciding to pursue a whole-home renovation. Allen and Hansen purchased the house in The Reserve in September 2017,…

The Trail Home

Traditional and unconventional. Creative and technical. Rustic and modern. Natural and industrial. Think about how you’d describe Boulder’s signature style, and you’ll likely find yourself listing one glorious contradiction after another. When these often dichotomous elements of style and design are combined, however, the result can be a truly unique and distinctive collection of homes. Welcome to Boulder’s Trailhead.

Live Music Mecca

 Walter Gorra Group   When: Friday, March 29th, 2019  Where: Boulder Theater

Home, Simplified

A home is not necessarily about the walls that surround you, but about the rituals that take place between those walls: Gathering around the table to share family meals, relaxing in a hot bath surrounded by candles or turning in for the night with a favorite book or bedtime story.

24 Hours with Boriya & Co.

The story of Boriya and Co. is as layered and intricate as the macrame pieces its founder, Amie Phillips, creates. Phillips, who has long been a versatile artist, began Boriya after spending three years living between India and Colorado, as she ran a non-profit income generation project for Rajasthani women in the South Asian country. Born of the convergence of…

A Look At Louisville

When it comes to creating the ideal living space, there’s no “one size fits all” approach sure to suit every potential homeowners’ needs, preferences and lifestyle. This is a view that Boulder Creek Neighborhoods firmly believes and, with their Downtown East Louisville (DELO) project, they have brought these principles of flexibility and purpose in design to life.

Reset Your Home

Clean, drinkable water. The Colorado River which serves nearly 40 million people is now thought to be reaching a “long-term, climate change-driven aridification [or] permanent drying.” Check out some ways to improve your water management and even lower your monthly bill:

Be Our Guest

1. Planar Chair by Housefish $350.00—MADE IN DENVER | 2. Key Storage (Medium) by Housefish $619—MADE IN DENVER | 3. Enright Coffee Table by ATLA $850—MADE IN BOULDER | 4. Standing Planter by Cream Modern $145—MADE IN DENVER | 5. O'Fallon Table by Sjotime Industries $2500—MADE IN DENVER | 6. O'Fallon Side Chair by Sjotime Industries $575—MADE IN DENVER | 7. Serving Bowl by Mortar & Stone $103—MADE IN DENVER | 8. Plant-Dyed…

Set Your Own Pace

If a slower, quieter way of life is what you’re after, it doesn’t get more idyllic than the historic Poor Farm Guesthouse in Salida, Colorado. Owners Shae and Brady of Dram Apothecary were seeking respite from the frenetic pace of the Front Range when they purchased the historic property two years ago. Once a working home for the destitute, the…

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day. This month, we bring you our Home … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Compass opens new Colorado offices in Denver and Boulder Compass is expanding on its existing footprint in Colorado by adding two new offices in Denver and Boulder, building on its already robust coverage of the Rocky Mountain state in the ski resort towns of Telluride and Aspen. “Colorado is consistently named one of fastest-growing states in the country, netting … Continued

3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Bridge House

Now in its third year, the 2018 event spanned two nights and raised over $10,000 for Bridge House, which provides opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness in Boulder and Aurora. Guests shopped 18 local boutiques and makers while enjoying bites prepared by Bridge House’s Community Table Kitchen. Lucky ladies (and gents!) won big in the raffle featuring … Continued

Boulder Premier – LEADMAN: The Dave Mackey Story

The sold-out premiere of the film by Billy Yang and Matt Trappe chronicles the incredible story of local ultra runner Dave Mackey, who after a devastating accident and the amputation of his left leg below the knee becomes the first amputee to complete the Leadman competition. Gratitude to Suffer Better founded by Peter Downing and Bob Africa, … Continued

Joshua Redman Quartet at the Boulder Theatre

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. On Saturday, February 2nd, Joshua performed with his quartet featuring Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson. Photography: Lisa Siciliano/Dog Daze Photography

“The Happy Runner” Book Tour

On January 21st, Boulder Running Company hosted a book release panel with authors and local professional runners, David Roche and Megan Roche, MD. The event was sponsored by Michelle Seward of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, On Cloud Running and Trails In Motion Film Tour and hosted by Dispatch Radio. DispatchRadio.com Photography: Jake Trujillo 

Ante Up Freestyle Fridays Contest Series

On January 25th, Eldora hosted the first of three events in their Ante Up Freestyle Fridays contest series. Over 30 athletes competed on an innovative rail setup created by the Woodward park staff. The series culminates with the Sweet Action Invitational on March 15th. Visit eldora.com/events for more information. Photography: Tom Winter @TomWinterMedia

A Celebration supporting Boulder Ballet’s Dancers Fund at Todd Reed

The exquisite setting at Todd Reed was the perfect backdrop for Boulder Ballet’s Dancers Fund party. As several company dancers performed, guests enjoyed food from Cured and Pizzeria Locale with wine from Frasca.  Photography: Jennifer Pollman

Do You Proud

For Megan Daughtry, home is truly where the heart is—no matter whose home it may be. Through her interior design company, Proud House Studio, Daughtry seeks to help people find “a great sense of bliss in their home, cocooned in comfort and surrounded by gorgeous finishes, fixtures and furnishings.” The daughter of an architect, Daughtry is inspired by change, and…

In Its Prime

In an age of outlandish trends and flashy, Insta-worthy everything, there’s comfort in knowing exactly what to expect from a restaurant.

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