Parting Thoughts

 What brought you to Boulder?   I am originally from North Canton, Ohio. When I was 16, I visited Colorado for the first time on a backpacking trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. From that moment, I pursued turning the dream of living here into a reality. After graduating from dental school in Buffalo, NY I packed up…

An insider on Optimum Childhood Wellness

We all want our children to be as healthy as possible. Our children need the same things that we do to be healthy. However, since they are growing so much, both physically and mentally, they have some different requirements. Let’s talk about some of the key things we can do for our children to help their bodies and minds grow properly. 

Mountain Modern Defined

According to the teams at Boulder’s Compass Real Estate and Cornerstone Homes, there are two overarching elements that make up the meaning of the mountain modern moniker.

Communing With Nature

In Colorado, we know that nature is a powerhouse for enhancing our own wellbeing. Apart from being active in natural settings, people are using nature as an antidote for our sedentary lifestyles; people are grounding to combat electromagnetic fields and doctors are writing nature prescriptions. In fact, journals like Science Daily report that a mere 20 minutes of exposure to…

Send It On Up

The weekend following Thanksgiving Day is one of the most sobering moments of any given year. After all of the turkey, stuffing, pie, and wine has been consumed, reality begins to set in: It’s another Monday, another work week. 

January 2020 Around Town

PARENTING THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD presented by Sarah Ahn What does it mean to be “highly sensitive”? What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Are the two related? What do I need to know if I’m parenting a sensitive child? Using neuroscience as her guide, Sarah Ahn will explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the “Highly Sensitive” diagnosis, … Continued

5th Annual Brian Manning Team Client and Friend Appreciation Party

Friends & past clients of the Brian Manning Team were honored at their annual appreciation party on November 14th at Arcana. The Guild Mortgage Team and their guests raised $10,000 for Conscious Alliance while enjoying a live musical performance by members of The String Cheese Incident & The Infamous Stringdusters. Photographer: Charla Harvey

W&H Annual Holiday Party – Tis the Season to Be Tiki!

Walters and Hogsett's annual party kicked off the Holiday season as they celebrated clients and their best designers including John Hardy and Marco Bicego. They were lucky to have Cocktail Co-op’s Head Mixtress, Tabatha Klocke, mixing for over 250 guests. Tiki up! Photographer: Ted Heron

Boulder Lifestyle’s “Golden Hour” Event

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine recently hosted its advertising partners at Todd Reed's showroom. As guests arrived, they were given a Chocolove bar with custom "Todd Reed" wrappers. Inside one special bar was a gold foil, which signified a $3,000 store credit. Special thanks to Kitchen Next Door and BOCO Cider for catering. Photographer: Ted Heron

The Nutcracker With Boulder Ballet

The weekend of November 29th locals enjoyed live performances of The Nutcracker at the Macky Auditorium. Featuring a cast of over 80 dancers including the professional company and charming young student dancers, a full live orchestra (BoulderPhil), spectacular scenery, and stunning special effects. Proceeds went to the Boulder Ballet scholarship fund.  Photographer: Mihail Codrescu, Amanda Tipton 

Surely The Apple Is The Noblest of Fruits

 Don’t call it a comeback, cider’s been here for years.  You’d be forgiven if you considered cider somewhat of a trend on the alcoholic beverage front. After all, Boulder only got its first cidery, BOCO Cider, in 2018. The thing is, though, hard cider is one of America’s oldest libations, dating back to the original colonies.  “What’s old is new…

To The Beat of the Drumline

Of the myriad high-quality programs offered at Boulder High School (BHS), one program, in particular, is making a lot of noise, both in the community and around the world: the music program. 

No Pain, No Gain

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Heading To The Source

Coffee grinds and milk is steamed while art is draped carefully on top of a piping hot latte. 

Health Is Wealth

 Health is wealth.  Have you heard this before? An investment in your health and wellbeing surely has its benefits. But for so many, health only becomes a priority once there’s a problem to be fixed or an issue to be treated, rather than an ongoing relationship to be maintained, nurtured and cultivated through sustained care and attention.  For Dr. Dan LaPerriere,…

In The Spirit

During the holiday season, the power of tradition impacts people all over the world with joy and cheer. Some families give to those in need while others express their care and love through thoughtful gifts as they gather with family members. No tradition is too small or insignificant, as each one holds a beloved meaning to those who share what matters to…

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

How has the program evolved over the years? How has There With Care had to adapt to new circumstances/different types of people to serve? 

Learning Curve

Running through January 19th, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts (BMoCA), invites the public to two new, stunning exhibits. The first, Texas-based artist, Adriana Corral’s Unearthed / Desenterrado, an exhibition co-produced with Black Cube Nomadic Museum.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

The greenest home is the existing home. While the architects at Fänas Architecture love working with clients on new homes as well, this is a founding precept. It is a quality that Dolf & Sue Kahl, the King Street homeowners, appreciated when hiring Fänas' Elizabeth & Dale Smith to help with their relocating back to Boulder.

Wine and Dine

First as a salesperson and now as a specialist and winemaker, William Snowden has been participating in the Colorado wine industry for over twenty-five years. Snowden has had a hand in crafting the wine lists for some of your favorite Boulder restaurants, including Oak on Fourteenth, Jax, the Med, and Brasserie Ten Ten. 

Once In A Lifetime

For bassist Eric Gould, a touring musician with his band, Particle, performing tribute sets was a bit of a foreign concept. 

Don’t Forget Dessert

This holiday season, satisfy just about any sort of sweet tooth and dietary restriction with the paleo-friendly boulder bakery, Daydream Desserts. 

‘Tis The Season

 What are your favorite Holiday memories?  Waking up on Christmas morning to homemade caramel rolls, a recipe that has been enjoyed in our family for over 60 years!   What should locals not miss this holiday season?

Let it Fly

When the landscape is untouched, the flies have been refined, and the gear is in order, It’s these days that the romantic ideal of fly fishing is realized.

Last Call for 2019…

As always, December is filled to the brim with time commitments. From start to finish, it’s a half-hazard sprint to the new year. In many ways, our December issue reflects as much.  There are gifts to give, museum exhibits to see, charitable donations to freely offer to those in need; there are ski trips to … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Rosetta Hall just brought eight new restaurants in one to Boulder Boulder diners and tourists are in for a rare treat: The city just got eight new restaurants, most of them first-time concepts by up-and-coming chefs. It’s a dining opportunity that almost never happens anymore, especially in a city with such expensive real estate. But Rosetta Hall … Continued

Boulder Country Day School’s 2019 Gala

BCD held their annual Gala on October 19, 2019, at the Boulder Embassy Suites to raise funds for enhancements to further enrich school programming. Parents and friends of the school enjoyed the Harry Potter-themed event featuring everything from Olivander’s wand shop and Honey Dukes sweet shop to live snakes and amazing costumes! Photographer: Dog Daze Photography

The Family Learning Center 2019 Fall Gala

To support their youth developmental programs, the Family Learning Center’s (FLC) held their annual Fall Gala at the Jewish Community Center. The FLC’s mission is: “To encourage successful educational and economic self-sufficiency for families of diverse cultures and limited incomes in a nurturing, respectful and empowering environment.” Photographer: Adrian Wisniewski

An Evening in Gold Hill With Dave Query & Janos Wilder

In celebration of Big Red F Restaurant Group's 25th anniversary, founder Dave Query invited chef Janos Wilder of Tucson's DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails to the Gold Hill Inn for a special multi-course mountain dinner. Gold Hill was where both chefs started their careers back in the '70s and '80s and still has special significance in their lives. Photography: … Continued

Mosaic Architects + Interiors 15th Anniversary Party

Mosaic Architects + Interiors celebrated its 15th anniversary with a boisterous gathering at Will Day’s art studio. Clients, contractors, realtors and friends browsed a beautiful timeline of project photos from 2004 – 2019. Founding partners Jane Snyder and Stefan Eder graciously thanked the clients for their appreciation of the art in architecture.  Photography: Ted Heron


On October 23rd, locals came out to the Fox Theatre for an exciting evening watching Justin Townes Earle perform. Justin Townes Earle is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is a son of alternative country artist Steve Earle and is named after Townes Van Zandt. Photography: Ryan Cutler,

YWCA Boulder County Presents Dancing with Boulder Stars

An annual event to help fund the YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. It brings together members of the community by recruiting local celebrities to train with professional dance coaches in teams of two and then compete with one another in front of judges and a live audience. Photographer:  Ali Randall, YWCA Boulder County

Mountain Sounds

 Vail:  Novice and expert riders alike will get to enjoy the fruits of the largest expansion and enhancement of Vail's snowmaking operation in the mountain’s history. This development will grant guests earlier access to higher elevation terrain, a wider selection of trails and improved early season ski school slopes. In addition to nearly 200 acres of new snowmaking terrain, Vail…

Making Merry and Bright

When envisioning the perfect holiday gift, what makes it so special? Is it something you need? A luxe indulgence? Perhaps a product from a brand with an inspiring story or one that supports a meaningful cause? An item created by local artisans and makers?

Family Tradition

 Best of the abuelas.  That might be the way to describe what Teocalli Cocina, a new Lafayette Mexican restaurant, is trying to do. Not Tex-Mex, not dishes confined to a specific region, but the greatest hits that grandmothers are cooking up in kitchens all over Mexico.  It’s a great idea, but it’s not the one that owner Grant Hopfenspirger started…

Keeping Food Slow

“Well, why don’t we talk about Florence,” Peggy Markel said slowly and with ease. Her words were not a question, but the subtle upward inflection after every one of her phrases was a curious challenge.


When asked how she has changed since Food Lab Boulder first opened its doors in 2015, Founder and Chef Casey Easton can’t help but laugh.

The Ultimate Retreat

This rustic log cabin, nestled in the woods just outside of Jamestown, looks over the expansive Rocky Mountains with views of Longs Peak and the continental divide. This retreat (and its incredible views) is a mere thirty minutes from Boulder and has quick access to hiking trails including the St. Vrain Trail.

Space for Skating

When you think of Boulder, you think of Chautauqua Park. You think of Saturdays with the Buffaloes and shopping bags filled with treasures from Pearl Street. You should also think of skateboarding.

Best Kept Secret

As Colorado’s population continues to explode, the “hidden gems” of our great state seem to be few and far between. For those who are adventurous enough to look past the now well-developed mountain towns, there is still some magic to be found. One such treasure is the ghost town of Crystal. 

Parting Thoughts

 What's the Hoplark HopTea origin story?   In an attempt to get healthy, after years of failed attempts, Dean Eberhardt gave up alcohol for a month while doing WHOLE30. With five days left on the program, Dean and his best friend Andrew Markley went to a craft brewery where Dean grabbed Andrew’s double IPA, smelled the aroma of the hops, and imagined…

Fitness First

Boulder is no stranger to fitness. With a mountainous backyard, bike lanes on almost every street, and fitness studios popping up around town, it’s no wonder it has frequently been rated as one of the fittest cities in North America. 

Backstage Pass

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes Boulder Theater Friday, November 15th, 2019 Doors 7:30 p.m. | Show 8:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at 10:00 am Friday, Sept. 13th $45.00 - $47.50 As the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures—the band has won four Grammys (out of its nine nominations), and she has…

Food, Family, and Friends

What are some foods that bring you life? I’ll go first: My grandmother’s homemade tortillas and my grandfather’s fried fish. Growing up, every occasion was ripe for Mexican food: Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Tuesday nights, breakfast, Easter, when I was sick, when I was happy, when I was sad, and every other meal in between. This … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

The 15th Annual LAST WALTZ Revisited The Last Waltz Revisited is back for year 15 and to kick off the 2019 holiday season! Join us as we celebrate music, friends, and family and help those in need through our holiday canned food/desired items drive for the Denver Rescue Mission on November 22nd at the Boulder … Continued

Rinnova Skin & Body Night of Beauty

On September 4th, the staff at Rinnova Skin & Body celebrated a Night of Beauty with our lovely clients. We brought together our team of physicians and aestheticians to educate attendees on a variety of injectable products. Three Leaf Catering provided a delicious spread for all our guests.  Photography: Poppy & Co. 

Alchemy Turns 4!

Alchemy Face Bar celebrated four years of business. They hosted an all-white soiree where their guests were greeted with wine, live music, nibbles, tarot card readings, a chance to win a facial every month for a year, and discounts on all products in the Face Bar.  Alchemy is grateful for their community and everyone that keeps … Continued


On Saturday, September 21st, Explosions In The Sky performed an unforgettable performance at the Boulder Theater. The audience enjoyed songs from their sixth album, The Wilderness. The progressive ambiance of early Peter Gabriel, the triumphant romanticism of The Cure in their prime, and the more melancholy moments of Fleetwood Mac all inform the curious beauty of The Wilderness.  … Continued


Thank you to all who joined us for the social event of the season: the Month of Modern Wrap Party. We had an amazing time mingling, sipping, noshing and dancing! The Student Design Showcase was the place to feel inspired. Final winners were announced during an Awards Presentation at the Party. Photography: Lisa Doane Photography 

The 5th Annual Boulder Green Home Tour

The 5th Annual Boulder Green Home Tour was held on Saturday, September 28th, and featured 8 green homes in Boulder and the surrounding areas. Hosted by the Colorado Green Building Guild, this year’s self-guided tour welcomed hundreds of visitors to each of the homes and raised $1,000 for Attention Homes. Photography:  Ethan Herrold