John Atencio Grand Opening

John Atencio celebrates their grand opening of their Pearl West location. Photography by Laura Kinser.

Ignite Tonight Gala

Ignite Adaptive Sports hosted its Ignite Tonight Gala on Friday, September 23, 2016, in the Levin Hall at the new Boulder Jewish Community Center. The party, presented by TEBO Properties, benefitted the nonprofit, which has provided adaptive snowsports instruction at Eldora Mountain Resort for 41 years. Photography by Chuck Haight.

10th Annual Brett Pack Dinner (at Avery Brewing Co.)

Five craft brewing rock stars reconvened at Avery Brewing in Boulder this October 5th for the 10th annual Brett Pack Dinner. Adam Avery of Avery Brewing, Rob Tod of Allagash, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey and Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River. Photography by Dustin Hall – Brewtography Project.

Willow’s Three-Year Anniversary

Willow celebrated its third anniversary on September 29th, 2016. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and more, including a Willow fashion show. With hair by Downtown Refinery and makeup by Vert Beauty, the runway presentation featured new Fall 2016 collections available at Willow and a preview of fall trends. Photography by Corey Anthony Photography and Brit Tucker Photography.

CHR Mane Event at the Westin

Colorado Horse Rescue celebrated 30 years of helping horses on September 24th at their Mane Event fundraiser, FOREVER HOME. Animal lovers came together for an evening of fun, entertainment and memorable tributes. CHR thanks all the attendees and supporters who generously provided much-needed funds for the horses and important CHR programs. Photography by Roxanne Capaul.

LIV Sotheby’s Sip N’ Savor at Ashlawn

LIV Sotheby's broker preview for the 117-acre Ashlawn Polo Estate. Partners included Silver Oak Winery, Blackbelly, Palma Cigars, Colorado Heli-Ops and Boulder Lifestyle. Photography by Michael Rainero.

Drive Your Business at Tebo’s Garage

More than 300 Boulder Chamber members and guests attended our ‘Drive Your Business’ event at Stephen Tebo’s Private Garage. Attendees were treated to one of the region’s largest private car collections with 385 vehicles. Keep your eyes open for more Chamber events throughout the year where you can network and “drive your business.” Photography by Trupp Photography.

Red Carpet Adventure

There With Care’s annual event in Denver at the Wellshire Event Center and in Boulder at the Boulder JCC featured musical performances by Davitt Felder and Maggie Mulvihill, emcee Vic Levin, a wonderful dinner and an auction to benefit the families and children we serve facing critical illness. Photographers at the event included Mike Oliver, Amber Pappe, Sal DeVincenzo and…

Ladies Night at Walters & Hogsett

Walters & Hogsett hosted Ladies Night featuring Sethi Couture and Monica Rich Kosann collections. Photography by Michael Rainero.

SVP Boulder County Fall Social

Clients, friends and allies joined Social Venture Partners Boulder County to celebrate the change of seasons together and kick off the Fall membership campaign. SVP works to strengthen local nonprofits from the inside out, and is seeking additional resources to meet the demand. Photography by Meg Reul.

Pop-Up Happy Hour Benefiting People and 
Pollinators Action Network.

Blackbelly, Boulder Creative Collective, Cocktail Caravan and La Dolce events hosted the first annual pop-up happy hour celebrating People and Pollinators Action Network. Hand-crafted cocktails, happy hour bites and live music by Mile High Express. Photography by Julia Vandenoever.

Bold School

"I love all of my mom's leatherwork! She's based in Boise but travels around to different art shows and markets each year."

Do Just One Thing (or Five)

Giving back to the community can have a lasting effect on both the giver and the receiver. And kids and teens can offer just as much heart as a grown up! Here are five incredible ways younger generations can lean in to help our surrounding communities thrive.


EXPERT SAYS

Skin care during the winter season is crucial, especially in Colorado because of the added altitude and dry climate. The dry air is not only outside but inside as well due to heaters. Colorado is such an outdoor community and while in the winter you may not feel warm, the sun is still intense.

Pinpoint

We headed out in our rented jeep, my husband driving, with two photographers and a wedding planner in tow, we drove around the mountains and the dessert, exploring and pulling over to collect and foraging as necessary. There we definitely some sketchy moments, standing over a hill with and endless drop below, reaching to cut the perfect little hot pink…

Retro-spect

Ask David Bolduc, who founded the Boulder Bookstore in 1973, why he wanted to open a book shop and his one-word answer, delivered with a wry smile, is “foolishness.” Bolduc grew up in Muskeegan, a tiny town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, and he spent a great deal of his time at the library.

Shelf Life

Over the centuries, humans have made great strides in areas such as technology, transportation and architecture, but many of these advances have been at our planet’s expense. In order to preserve our environment, we all must make efforts to protect our big, beautiful, blue home. This month we have selected a few titles that focus on environmental education, green living…

Colors of Autumn Soup

This is definitely the easiest and best way to make rich-tasting butternut squash soup, without having to peel and dice a large, awkwardly shaped vegetable. You start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and roasting it in a hot oven. Scrape the roasted flesh from the skin, and simmer it with sautéed yellow onion, fresh sage and a tart…

High Alpine

For many rock climbing Coloradans, ice climbing is a way to extend the rock climbing season and experience climbing outdoors with a different set of challenges. There are a wide variety of ice climbing spots in Colorado, from beginner routes in man-made Ouray Ice Park to much more remote and committing climbs in Rocky Mountain National Park. For this feature,…

Innovative Interiors

Have you ever seen an absolutely stunning home and wished you could buy one of the rooms and everything in it? This is the idea behind BLUBOX, an innovative interior design service developed this past year by seasoned architects and designers from Mosaic Architects and Interiors. The service simplifies the interior design process for busy clients who enjoy nice things…

Illustrating a Dream

Sitting in the bed of her truck, in a canyon in the Northwest, Sarah Nicholson paints the mountains by lantern light as a misty rain falls around her. For company, she has her dog and her paintbrushes, and she manages to completely disconnect from her phone and work obligations while sleeping nights away in her truck before moving onto her…

Nonprofits Helping Real People

Nonprofits act as conduits between people in need and affordable products or services, providing items not always readily available to those in crises or living in the margins of society. We talked to four people to hear their personal stories about benefiting from outstanding local nonprofits.

Don’t Be A Gaper!

As ski resorts are now preparing to open, many of Colorado’s new transplants are eager to get out and enjoy all the incredible skiing and boarding that Colorado has to offer. While many new residents have been skiing for years, thousands will be hitting the hill for the first time.
You may be asking yourself, “What is a gaper”? Although there…

November 2016 Around Town

Alpine Modern Café is now open for dinner and serving a curated selection of wines and beers. The café, located at 9th and College, has become one of Boulder’s favorite breakfast and lunch spots since it opened last year. With the addition of its evening service, they hope to continue their mission to elevate the neighborhood café. AlpineModern.com

The Local Pilgrimage

Four days earlier, I was sitting on my bed at home in Boulder, Colorado, and nervously laughing at the email from my future ski guide. “Next order of business is the renaming of this camp,” Evan’s quick, introductory note to the group read. “Powder can sometimes be a mystical/elusive creature in Colorado and that will be the case next week.…