5th Annual Trance Blues Festival

The 2015 Trance Blues Festival, presented by Otis Taylor was another success! The daylong workshop welcomed all types of musicians while the spectacular evening concert wowed the audience for the fifth year in a row. Photography Eavn Semón Photography

Julie Meko Real Estate Holiday Party

Thank you to everyone who made the Julie Meko Holiday party a success, including Centro Latin Kitchen for hosting and providing food and beverages, as well as Los Bohemios for the wonderful performance! Photography Lisa Doane

A Night Under The Stars

LIV Sotheby's International Realty's recent holiday party was held at the Cable Center. Brokers, staff, family and friends joined together for a wonderful evening. Photography Courtesy of LIV Sotheby's International Realty

Barris Laser Client Appreciation

On December 10, Barris Laser and Skin Care hosted their holiday party in their relatively new space, where friends and family enjoyed food, drinks and the opportunity to reflect on a successful 2015. Photography Lisa Doane

Atlas Valley Holiday Party

On December 23rd, Atlas Valley Purveyors kicked off exclusive A.D. Laws single barrel tasting, with their hand-selected barrels, Barrels 167 and 169. Photography Michael Rainero

Around Town

Two years ago, Avery Brewing played around with a couple of their beers and ended up creating a flavor combination they knew they had to bottle. A complex creation with a simple name, Avery unveiled their new beer, Vanilla Bean Stout. “For the sake of experimentation, we aged a couple kegs of our Czar Imperial Stout and a couple kegs…

The Year of the Monkey

Soak the steamed chow mein in cold water for about 5 minutes. Rinse a few times until the water turns clear and the chow mein is soft. Drain the excess water and set aside. (Don’t over soak the chow mein or the noodles will get limpy and soggy.) In a small mixing bowl, mix all the seasoning ingredients. Set aside.…

Meet the Makers

Owner of one-woman-shop Jamie Lauren Designs, she does it all: Social media, website development, product design, textile and leather sourcing, shipping and accounting. (Plus, she's a mother of two!) About four years ago while working in corporate America as a project manager, Lauren decided to take a weekly upholstery class after work and found that being creative and working with…

Artist Profile Kelly Degnan

Boulder-based artist Kelly Degnan doesn't shy away from the use of color or bold choices. Next Generation Abstract Expressionism: This is how she describes her paintings best known for their vibrant and eye-popping palette. We sat down with Degnan to hear about how her large scale, sophisticated work takes shape.

Homegrown

Hat maker and owner of Royal Stag Hats, Cate Leuenberger makes high quality, handcrafted custom hats. Hats are rooted in classic men's dress wear with a modern spin. The styles are classically oriented shapes like the fedora, homburg or the derby. Always a hat person and a maker, it was just a matter of time until Leuenberger put the ideas…

Spreading the Love

When Will and Coral Frischkorn were thinking about the next chapter that they wanted to pursue in their lives, they kept gravitating towards one thing. “Food is our collective passion,” says Will Frischkorn, owner of Cured. “Cured is truly a project built on passion for the things that Coral and I love.” To be even more specific, Will says, “We…

Ideas Into Designs

Crafting one-of-a-kind, custom cabinetry takes more than talent; it takes skill, precision and patience. These abilities don’t develop overnight. Rather, they take years upon years of projects and hard work. This is one of the many reasons why The Artisan Shop is one of the premier, award-winning custom cabinet companies in the Rocky Mountain region. Since every client desires a…

Shelf Living

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario. Winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant and a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, American photojournalist Lynsey Addario documents her life and experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Lebanon and the Congo as well as her kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. As a witness…

The Greenbriar Inn

Choosing the perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day can be stressful. You don’t want to take a chance on an untested new eatery, old standbys don’t seem special enough and anything too out there could throw your stomach for a loop – not so sexy. You’re looking for something classic yet stimulating, comfortable yet upscale. You’re looking for the Greenbriar Inn.…

The Art of the Bud Vase

In floral design, there are so many ways one might present colorful flowers. One of the most standard displays is when flowers are en masse with bountiful blooms spilling from a large, beautiful container. Although when budget or the occasion calls for something a bit simpler, here at Fawns Leap we love to create what florists call a table collection,…

Breaking Boundaries

Tucked away up in North Boulder lies a small winery making a big impact in the beverage market. What We Love The Winery is “Colorado’s Craft Winery,” not only producing fine wines, but pioneering an innovative flagship line of wine based originals called the Decadent Saints. The scientist behind the wines—quite literally—is owner and degreed enologist Michael Hasler. With over…

Insta-Inspire

Here at Lifestyle Publications we follow hundreds of Instagram accounts. There are some, however, that we Insta-Stalk. These locals and artist are inspiring and their post are authentic. We think you should head over to Instagram immediately after reading these three profiles and give them a click, because they are totally worthy of the follow.

The Little Details

1. Hearts On Fire Diamond Studs: "Dressed up or down, these are my go-to earrings. Hearts on Fire makes them incredibly brilliant regardless of size." 2. Rolex Explorer: "I stole this watch from my husband because I loved it so much." 3. Monica Rich Kosann Sterling Silver Star-Set Locket

Pantone Color of the Year Picks

1. Hable for Hickory Chair 2. Sara Robichaud A Moment and Chromatic Dissonance 3. Big Chill Retro Oven

The Creative Culture

Growing up in my home was like an artist’s jungle gym. My parents and two older sisters (I’ll never let them forget that) are all artists, each with their own medium of choice. My dad the Renaissance man, has always enjoyed woodworking, photography and even had a violin making phase; my mom would make felt bags, commissioned paintings and now…