Strictly Business

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is one of those questions every little girl and boy is asked from kindergarten all the way to college. The children’s responses are often times imaginative. Johnny wants to be a firefighter, astronaut and doctor. He’s been imagining different scenarios since he got his first toy fire truck.

Walters & Hogsett

During Walters & Hogsett's 2nd Sharity Shopping Weekend, the store hosted designer trunk shows from Sethi Couture and Gumuchian. A portion of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and Impact on Education. Photography Lisa Doane

Chocolate Lovers Fling

For 35 years the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) has been coordinating what is now the longest running fundraising event in Boulder County filled with tons of chocolate, wine, food and auction. This year the Fling raised over $163,000 for survivors of domestic violence. Photography Carol Burkett

Around Town

Downtown Boulder’s Whittier International Elementary School is holding its 14th annual self-guided Garden Tour Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Garden Tour has established itself as Boulder’s premier garden tour, opening eight to 10 spectacular private gardens on historic Mapleton Hill to the public. Attracting more than 500 visitors annually, the Garden Tour has established itself…

On the Cover

At Massif Studios we captured this month's cover girl, Danielle Renfrew Behrens. Danielle usually works behind the scenes on the set of her past feature films, but for our cover shoot she was front and center in the spotlight. Thanks to Tina Merli from Alchemy Face Bar, Danielle felt ready for the camera. Boulder Lifestyle's Managing Editor Kate Manz went…

Taste – A Benefit for There With Care

Upslope Brewing Company hosted Taste, a benefit for There With Care on February 28th. Blackbelly provided food to pair with beer, while the Hop Pickers played all evening long. PHOTOGRAPHY SUE TROLLER

Big Red F Annual Staff Get Down

Big Red F held their Annual Staff Get Down on February 16 at the Boulder Theater. After a two year hiatus the party came back bigger than ever welcoming BRF staffers, friends, partners and vendors for a very successful evening! Photography Dana Faulk Query

Behind the Scenes

The highly anticipated Women's Entrepreneur issue was a blast on and off camera. The women chatted, laughed and enjoyed trying on all the hottest fashion trends from Willow. Photography Michael Rainero and Colleen Kelly

Un Caffé

When local Boulder businesses team up with the city’s non-profit organizations in the spirit of entrepreneurship and philanthropy, they can create true and tangible change for the betterment of the community and its people. With the Audi Cup café project, that’s exactly what Audi Boulder and Bridge House are striving towards and accomplishing.

The Making of a Farmhouse

Shandele Gumucio has an eye for style and knack for interior design. She launched StudioVert in San Francisco in 1999, just a few short years before moving to Boulder. It’s a one-woman-shop (with the occasional help from handy assistants) that allows Gumucio the opportunity to live out her dream job as an environmental designer. (Which isn’t about the green movement…

Ask the Expert

Nearly 70 percent of American families have no legal plan in place. Many people don’t know how to proceed or are overwhelmed with choices. Some people try to DIY their estate plan, only to discover they’ve wasted time making big mistakes. The better choice is to find a trusted attorney to create a proper plan that protects your family and…

My Favorite Things Music Edition

The natural existence of those rocks not only produce a perfect sound, but create a tangible energy that transcends into a religious experience.

Little Mother’s Helper

I, like most women, spent more time with doctors and nurses while I was pregnant than at any other time in my life. But then when I had my baby and was thrust into full-time, round-the-clock motherhood for the first time, the support seemed to dry up. There’s the six-week post-partum check-up, sure, but that was about it. Besides that…

Wine 101

Since 2012 Carlin Karr has been working with Master Sommelier and Frasca Food and Wine Owner Bobby Stuckey as an advanced sommelier. Her career began while attending culinary school at the California Culinary Academy when Karr realized that her true passion was for wine. Karr has been recognized by multiple national publications and awards, including Forbes “30 under 30” in…

Passing the Paint

The Super Bowl seems like ages ago but the feelings revolving around that special day have continued to resonate with local artist Will Day. Not just because he’s a Broncos fan happy with the 50th anniversary win, but because of the once in a lifetime experience he shared with another Boulder business, isplack. Isplack is an eye black company founded…

Range Rover 
Sport SVR

Neck-snapping acceleration and cackling exhaust pipes are the first signs that the Range Rover Sport SVR is a performance car dressed in SUV clothes. The snarling 550-horsepower V-8, borrowed from Jaguar F-Type, is capable of propelling this two-and-a-half-ton rig to 60 miles per hour is 4.5 seconds and has a top track speed of 162 mph. The eight-speed automatic is…


When I first walked into Espressoria to meet with Danielle Renfrew Behrens, she was sitting quietly at a table reading. “You’ll see me reading scripts at every coffee shop in town,” says Danielle. She’s a Los Angeles native who recently relocated to Boulder with her growing family. I’m not sure who I was expecting to meet knowing she is a…

26.2 with KARA GOUCHER

As a two-time Olympian, an American record holder, World Championship bronze medalist, and one of the most accomplished female distance runners of all time, Kara Goucher is one Boulderite you want to know. We caught up with her recently and she let us in on how she balances life as a mother, wife, professional runner and Boulderite.


There are so many woman and woman-owned businesses we follow on Instagram who inspire us. These women step outside our comfort zone. They take chances. 
They push their creativity more than they knew possible. We think you should give them a click and follow along their journey.

An Evening With 
Annie Toan

I walked into Arcana just as owners Annie and Elliott Toan were preparing their staff for the night ahead. Taking my seat quietly, I listened as the bartenders, waitstaff and hosts were not only brought up to speed on the night's food specials, but assured of their integral part in Arcana's operation. "We're all humans," Elliott states in his address,…

Rising High

We rounded up some of the top female entrepreneurs in Boulder to hear how they started their own companies. They share with us their stories of overcoming adversity and pushing through regardless of any barriers. Some leapt at openings in the market, while others grew up always knowing where their path would take them. We couldn’t help but ask how…


For maximum views of Boulder’s legendary scenery, one client family sought out the right property rather than the perfect home knowing they would remodel or remove the existing structure entirely. With the help of Mark Bossert of Bossert Residential to find and orchestrate the real estate transaction for this Rolling Hills property, Cheri Belz of Belz Architecture and her client…