Kitchens al Fresco

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Artisan Outdoor Kitchens  Outdoor kitchens are having a moment in Colorado, and it’s no surprise why. With the state’s 300 days of sunshine, exciting new kitchen technologies, and more cabinetry and cooking appliance customization options than ever, homeowners are eager to create outdoor kitchen spaces that can satisfy all their entertainment and outdoor cooking…

I got five on it

 Article and Photography  I always walk away from the Month of Modern kick-off event feeling energized and inspired! The guest panel is typically an unexpected mix of professionals from various aspects of the design industry (cooking, industrial design, architecture, bicycle design, etc…). This event is a true and rare opportunity to make connections with people we may not meet otherwise.…


 Article Emily O'Brien | Photography Kara Deyoung  Did you know the city of Boulder is working hard to become a zero-waste community by 2025? Right now, 90% of what we throw away could be recycled or composted. Together, we can change this.  According to The Sierra Club's Sierra magazine, Americans throw away an estimated 100 billion plastic bags each year,…

La Dolce Vita

 Article Allyson Reedy | Photography Poppy + Co  Leah Colby knows weddings. She’s run her own wedding and event planning company, La Dolce Events, for seven years. So what happens when a planner extraordinaire steps out from behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight on her own wedding day? Just as you’d expect, Leah’s wedding to Arron Alexis was an intentional event,…

A Look at Modern Medicine

 Article Layne Elizabeth | Photography Michael Rainero  I believe there are two: the rising cost of healthcare and the rising rates of chronic disease. The reality is that the conventional healthcare paradigm needs to be updated from one based solely on “pathogenesis” (disease generation) to one that also embraces and nurtures “salutogenesis” (health generation). Cloud and other similar practices are…

The Nature of Haertling Houses

 Article Brianna Blair | Photography Ladd Forde  What: Month of Modern House Tour featuring Charles Haertling Houses  When: October 13th, 10:00am to 4:00pm 

Plant-Based Living

 Photography Kylie Fitts     (Recipe R1)


 Photography Sarah Leituala  Happy 30th Anniversary to Month of Modern's (MoM) Founder!   Reaching a pearl anniversary is an amazing accomplishment for anyone — let alone a small architecture practice such as HMH Architecture + Interiors who is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.

A Spanish Hills Revival

 Article Kelli Ruhl | Photography Kylie Fitts  Situated just southeast of Boulder, the Spanish Hills neighborhood is known for its unrivaled views of the front range, back range and beyond. For those lucky enough to call this beautiful locale home, it’s all about the vista. For one Spanish Hills family, however, their love of their neighborhood was tempered by the…

Quiet but Powerful

 Article Article by Camille Wilson | Photography Photos by Kelsey Huffer  Sandra Pratt paints museum-quality romantic landscapes using oil on canvas. Her work speaks to the iconic American west with open and vast scenes and brilliant hues of color. Ann Klein, co-owner of SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder where Pratt shows some of her work, describes the paintings as having a…

Boulder’s Best Brews

 Article Amelia Broughton | Photography Jeff Jones  Beer Name: Craft Lager  Brewery: Upslope Brewing Company

MoM Takeover

This month we’ve had an editorial takeover to celebrate the upcoming fifth annual Month of Modern (MoM) event Boulder Lifestyle is proud to sponsor. The entire month of October will once again celebrate all things modern in Boulder — from art, design, food and lifestyle (and everything in-between).  We have a little preview of what … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Fourth Annual Boulder Green Home Tour The Colorado Green Building Guild, a local non-profit, is proud to present the fourth annual Boulder Green Home Tour. The tour is Saturday, September 29th, 2018, from 10 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Community members from Boulder and surrounding areas are invited to tour and step inside amazing … Continued

Realities for Children Summer Bash at Bolder Insurance

A summer after hours on July 19th at Bolder Insurance in Louisville, raising awareness and funds for the amazing local non-profit; Realities For Children – Boulder County.  We celebrated the warm weather with corn hole, brick oven pizza from Treppeda’s Ristorante (Niwot) and fun! Photographer: Jackie Friesth

The Tenth Annual Jul-IPA Festival at The West End Tavern

The West End Tavern celebrated “the intrepid IPA” at the tenth annual Jul-IPA Festival. Guests explored a coast-to-coast line-up of the “Best and Baddest” IPAs out there while indulging in IPA-inspired chef’s specials, games and giveaways. As in years past, all proceeds benefited the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence. This year Jul-IPA raised over $17,000! … Continued

Celebrating the Ages

Celebrating the Ages is Cultivate’s annual fundraiser and live auction to raise funds to help seniors flourish in their communities. Photographer: Lisa Doane Photography

Yoga Loft Gunbarrel & Up Dog Cafe Grand Opening

Yoga Loft expanded to a new location — Gunbarrel! Next to the studio is the Up Dog Cafe.  Everyone who walked through the door picked out of the bin for a prize! Free yoga classes were given to everyone all day Friday/Saturday with cafe drinks and food. It was a party! 

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Holds Quarterly Best Luncheon

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty holds an exclusive luncheon event every quarter to recognize brokers who are performing at the highest level. This quarter, over 120 brokers were recognized out of the roughly 350 brokers who are a part of the firm. The event was held on July 26th at Quality Italian Denver, including exceptional food, … Continued

Design Redefined

 Article Lisa Van Horne | Photography Ladd Forde  To be modern is to be related to the present. But the term “modern design” encompasses much more, and it’s this myriad of progressive inspiration, creativity and vision that Month of Modern ( sets out to celebrate.  Now in its fifth year, Month of Modern is a month-long extravaganza of design-related events…

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

 Article Dana Lapinel | Photography Brittni Bell Warshaw  Did you know you actually can have your cake and eat it too? You can thank self-proclaimed dessert alchemist Emma Nelson and her raw dessert company, Daydream Desserts for that. (And that’s a big thank you.)