April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

Full disclosure: there are some (scratch that, many) challenges 
when coordinating an eco, outdoor, farming issue in the middle of February. We searched far and wide for green pastures and blossoming flowers 
only to find dormant grasses and hibernating blooms. The good news is, there's always photoshop to help with that. 

April 2018 Around Town

Liam Walton, 19, of Boulder, won the Best Youth Film Award at the 12th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden February 22-24, 2018. His documentary, “Melting Away,” explores the effects of climate change on the recreational snow industry.

Planting the Seed

All of the food that you ate today, all of the clothes you’re wearing, and all of the air you’re breathing at this very moment: all start with a seed. 
These are just a few reasons why Jared Hagood, owner, and founder of Lineage Seeds, believes that this tiny, shell-coated sphere is the foundation of life. But not everyone loves…

Song of the Rockies

Wood Belly, a local Denver bluegrass band, writes and plays music inspired by Colorado’s stunning mountain landscapes. The group can trace its beginnings back to the Rockygrass Festival in 2015, where Chris Weist (mandolin), Craig Patterson (guitar), and Chris Zink (dobro) first met one another. In the year that followed, Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass) joined in. Since…

April 2018 Our Town

With only thirty-three days, until what has evolved to be Boulder's most social event of the year, we give you the insider on the 6th annual DERBY DAYS Kentucky Derby Party. Amongst the socializing in the Highland Club gardens, folks will be sipping on brews from The Post, St. Juleps, and mardi gras inspired cocktails. After the race, the Family…

Tools of the Trade

The right tool can make any job much easier, and that becomes especially true when tooling around in the garden. Garden enthusiast spend so much time in the garden, so why not find the right set of tools to make your life as comfortable as possible. This will allow you to sit back and spend more time enjoying the fruits of your…

Environmental Stewardship

TLC Gardens, a design-build firm in Longmont, brings expertise and passion to a client’s vision to make their dream outdoor space a reality. Western Exposure, one of their unique, award-winning projects, was designed and built over ten months. 

Spring Cleaning

As daylight hours lengthen, birds return to chirping, and flowers fill the air with their sweet fragrance signaling renewal, new growth, and life.

BOURBON TRAIL

As if I needed something else to geek out on and obsess over (craft beer, camping gear, ski gear, guitars), I recently fell in love with bourbon and all the rich history that accompanies it. As with most of my hobbies, I usually try to find the absolute top of the line, then start deciding if the price is worth…

Blue Sky Bridge By the Glass

The Annual By the Glass fundraiser is a fun event bringing the community together. It was a fun evening of light bites from Savory Cuisines, live music from CHW, beverages by local spirit and beer vendors, auction, and raffle featuring a piece from Todd Reed Jewelry. Photography by Blacklab Sports.

Turning Trash into Fashion

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries on our planet, something Boulder Lifestyle looked at in our September 2017 issue, and Boulder County teens shine a light on the issue every year at the Creative Lab’s Recycled Runway show.

70th CWA Celebration Event at eTown

The Conference on World Affairs is celebrating its 70th year in Boulder this spring and celebrated with a special evening with volunteers and supporters at eTown Hall. Featuring a performance by Cyrille Aimée and 2018 CWA speaker along with a panel discussion of 2018 speakers. Photography by Skipping Rocks Photography.

Kyle Hollingsworth’s 50th Birthday Bash

Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for The String Cheese Incident, recently celebrated his 50th birthday with a run of shows along the front range, concluding with a night of music on March 3rd at the Boulder Theater. Joined by many special guests, including Hot Buttered Rum and more. Photography by Larry Fox.

Yoga, Rebooted

For some, the calm, quiet spirituality of yoga provides an incredibly satisfying workout. For others, like Jon Cummins, the solemn atmosphere doesn't quite resonate. Enter: bulldog yoga (@bulldogyogaboulder). Cummins, bulldog yoga's owner, had been taking traditional yoga classes for about six years, and while he loved the strength and flexibility yoga provided, he was less than enchanted with the hushed environment…

Boulder Lip Sync Battle

An annual community event which brings people together to celebrate the art of performance. Much like the television show, contestants battle one another to perform hit songs paired with professionally designed lighting and stage effects. Photography by Kevin Ross, Marie Rittenhouse, & Matthew Kaliara.

Start A Revolution

Brittney La Gesse is doing things differently. Inspired by the zero-waste movement, La Gesse has opened Refill Revolution, a Boulder store specifically created to spread the message that reducing waste is not only essential but easy and accessible.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

The Chocolate Lovers' Fling is our biggest fundraiser of the year, 37 years and counting! (SPAN) hosts a live and silent auction each year, centering the entire event on chocolate. We have a cocktail party, silent bidding, live bidding, a band and dancing! Photography by Kira Vos Photography.

Wildcraft

Did you know, many of the plants you see on your daily run or bike ride are actually edible? That's right, whether harvesting dandelions in an open field or using a field guide to carefully identify wild porcini mushrooms during the rainy summer season, Boulderites have a wealth of ingredients in their own backyards.

Boulder Lifestyle 5-Year Anniversary Party

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine recently celebrated their five-year anniversary with a community party at the Rayback Collective. Guests were treated to the sounds of the Arthur Lee Land Trio, as well as food trucks, beer garden, and face painting for the kiddos! Photography by Alex Beal.

Backcountry Quest

When the summer months hit, the collective rush to flee the Front Range in search of the healing powers of the Rocky Mountains can be anxiety-
inducing. Bearded, flannel wearing men and women donning Chacos race to fill the trunks of the Subarus by the thousands. Finding locations to escape for the weekend can feel impossible and wildly competitive. Worry no…

Taco Taste Off

While “Taco Tuesday” is a holiday that can be celebrated year round, there is something sweeter about enjoying a plate full of delicious tacos in the sun, accompanied by a good beer and even better company. Since there are tons of tasty options, we reached out for some guidance to assemble some patio-ready pairings. Bradford McDevitt, of McDevitt Taco Supply in…