Summer State of Mind

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” has been on repeat since the summer solstice. It’s my favorite season (a close competitor is fall), and I’m soaking in every carefree moment. I can’t even keep track of all of the ‘out of the office’ emails I’ve gotten this season, but I’m certainly not complaining. It feels like a real summer break.

1st Annual Native Edge Landscapes Spring Cookout

Native Edge Landscapes kicked off a new tradition this year, with our first "Spring Cookout." Commemorating 15 years in business, employees relaxed with family friends and community at our Boulder office. Guests enjoyed music by Lee Johnson, races and a boisterous petting zoo! 
Photography by Gina Martinez & Cole Laurain.

Opera Colorado’s Premiere Spring Tea

Opera Colorado kicked off its Premiere Spring Tea on Saturday, May 20 at the historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion. With 145 attendees, the event raised over $10,000 with all proceeds supporting Opera Colorado’s extensive Education Programs, annually serving over 37,000 students of all ages across the Rocky Mountain Region. Hannah Morvay Photography.

Puttin’ On The Leash Gala

Puttin’ On The Leash is a unique experience with a fun theme that includes fantastic stage and photo opportunities around the concourse, delicious food, and a variety of items for you to win in our famous silent and live auctions. Hundreds of animal lovers and community members come together.

23rd Annual Boulder Shelter Golf Classic

More than 100 golfers gathered at the Fox Hill Club in Longmont to support the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. The Shelter annually provides 50,000 bed nights and 100,000 meals for homeless adults in our community. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors Xilinx and Cook, Bradford & Levy. Photography Mark Goosman.

Open House @ The Studio (Boulder)

The Studio (Boulder) opened up their coworking/event space to the public for a night of drinks and mingling. The Open House showcased it's new 3,000 sq.ft. addition and all the businesses and creatives who call The Studio (Boulder) home! Photography by Rob Klein.

Shields Family Fun Run

The fourth annual Shields Family Fun Run was a huge success! A big thank you to the BCD Bulldog community for coming out to support the Shields Scholarship Fund at BCD supporting middle school students who have achieved academic excellence, a commitment to community service, and demonstrated financial need.

Conference on World Affairs at Food Lab

In celebration of the CWA ‘Food Series’ an exclusive reception celebrating top chefs and innovators actively involved in the Good Food movement was held at the Food Lab in Boulder. Bites presented by local chefs from Arcana, Basta, The Kitchen, Fruition, Tavernetta and Frasca. Photography by Skipping Rocks Photography.

15th Street Design District Block Party

The chilly weather didn't stop the fun at the Annual 15SDD Block Party! The streets were closed to traffic, creating a pedestrian-friendly event featuring food carts, games, face painting and live music. With the support of our sponsors we raised more than $2,000 for The Catamounts. Photography by Kelsey Huffer.

Via’s 1st Annual Gifts from the Heart Benefit Luncheon

This year’s attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch, author talk, silent auction and a very special Gifts from the Heart program. Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters and donors for their contributions to our Lenna Kottke Rider Support Fund. Photography by Esther Concha

Douglass Elementary’s Farewell Celebration

Photography by Felicia Meyer

A Moveable Feast™

A Moveable Feast™ is a unique event benefiting Blue Sky Bridge, Boulder’s child and family advocacy center. This year marked the 20th Anniversary of this event and the appetizer party was cohosted by Jennifer Budacz and Jennifer Egbert at Goldbranch Estates in Niwot. 
Photography by Lisa Doane.

Women’s Entrepreneur Alumni Event @ St. Julien

Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

Play Together, Stay Together

“The difference between a trip and an adventure? Reservations!” laughs Elorie Slater, owner and marketing director of Boulder’s exclusive off-road cycling shop. “On an adventure, you’re not exactly sure what comes next. This business is another adventure for us." Sports Garage has always been known for its exceptional product knowledge and service, but when Slater and her husband Brad James…

July 2017 Around Town

A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. More than 500,000 visitors will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the region’s largest free music festival while enjoying cuisine from over 50 restaurants and food establishments, diverse musical acts performing…

Creative Nourishment

The chopped celery, carrots and potatoes strewn across the table were not for soup or a salad. In fact, they were not even in a kitchen. The produce stood in for paint brushes and palette knives in a workshop at The Makerie’s April retreat in Boulder. At The Makerie’s creative retreats, materials of all kinds abound: fabric, paint, embroidery floss,…

300 Sunny Days

Life is lived outdoors in Colorado, and it’s a state that attracts the gamut of outdoor enthusiasts. From cyclists to triathletes to sun worshippers, in general, all flocking to Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine each year, cities like Boulder are destinations to bask in sunny summertime bliss.

Smooth Operator

Besides our favorite recipe for summer (rest+relax), here are some recipes that are sure to soothe the soul. Photography Kylie Fitts

A Handmade Transformation

Definitively describing the work of Boulder-based fiber artist Lucia Francis is a difficult task. Her aesthetic? Both whimsical and sophisticated. Her palette? Sometimes bright, sometimes all natural. And her medium? That changes regularly, too. Perhaps the intriguing variation in Francis’ work comes from a shifting focus and influence on her work. When Francis began her creative business, Uccellino Designs (uccellino…

Why It’s Worth It

Here at Boulder Lifestyle, we can help with some of these big life questions. And when I mean some, I mean one thought-provoking question, and it’s why Boulder-based Big Chill Original Refrigerator and appliances are worth it.


What’s the flavor : Citrus, citrus, citrus! Light and refreshing with hardly any hop bitterness present. You could drink quite a few of these without thinking twice!

Bringing European Luxury to Boulder

Nestled a stone’s throw from idyllic downtown Niwot, the Goldbranch Estates community is bringing “New-World European” living to Boulder Valley. Conceived in 2004, Goldbranch has come to fruition as a luxury community that calls to mind the graceful elegance of Tuscany, red-tiled roofs and all. After weathering the storm of a slow economy and keeping eyes on providing a stylish,…

Glimmer of Hope

Hearts beat. Lungs inflate. Each organ is responsible for its vital role it plays in keeping you alive. But what happens when one of those organs fail? For Kate Lacroix, 42, life is good. Self-employed for more than ten years, Lacroix can be deemed as a successful business owner. It wasn’t until Lacroix decided to check in on an old…

July 2017 Local’s Choice

If Will and Coral Frischkorn know about anything, it's food. The Boulder locals and owners 
of Cured Boulder share their picks for creating 
the perfect summer picnic...

Planet Bluegrass

Planet Bluegrass has held festivals for over a quarter century and is responsible for three of Colorado’s largest: Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. The last two are held on their ranch 25 minutes north of Boulder, in the small town of Lyons. The first RockyGrass festival was held in Lyons in 1992 on rented property. When…

Create A Room to Grow

Taking on the project to decorate a kid’s bedroom or playspace might feel overwhelming with so many styles and looks out there. “I’m a lover of design magazines,” says Jamie Harriman, a mother of three, who transformed a part her basement into a play space for her children to put on concerts and dance rehearsals.