Live Heavily Meditated

After Dana Wisniewski attended a weekend meditation retreat in the fall of 2018 with a group of girlfriends for her birthday, she began brainstorming how to deliver the benefits of meditation through a more realistic, accessible and even a light-hearted experience.

Modern Abundance

Colorado’s arid climate poses a slew of challenges when it comes to landscaping in Boulder. Yet these are the circumstances that local LID Landscapes has been expertly navigating and mastering for nearly 40 years.

Jaquita Straw Means Business

When you cross paths with someone, who exudes raw energy and joyous enthusiasm, you can feel it. When you’re approached with fire fueled passion, you just plain stop. And if you’ve never experienced this, I recommend that you have a conversation with Ms. Jaquita Straw, frontwoman and powerhouse behind Jackie & The Racket.  

Five Years Later: The Re-birth of Boulder’s Beloved Trails

In the fall of 2013, six days of torrential rainfall inundated Boulder County. This “1,000-year rain” led to what experts dubbed a "100-year flood," a disaster that claimed four lives and caused widespread damage throughout the county. The flooding took an incredible toll on Boulder’s cherished open spaces, including substantial damage to the trail system and on agricultural infrastructure. In…

WHO ARE YOU?

 Where did you grow up?  Well, as you can see by my picture, “grown-up” might not be the appropriate terminology. I’m a proud graduate of both Palisade High School and Colorado Mesa University. WEST SLOPE BEST SLOPE!  What brings you the most joy in going to music festivals? 

Horse Racing and Bourbon Drinking, What Else?

Have you ever wondered what you get when you mix a wine sommelier, designer and…pinhook?  Pinhook straight Kentucky bourbon is what you get.

Leftover Salmon | Thirty Years Of Festival!

For the last thirty years, Leftover Salmon has been one of the most influential bands on the national bluegrass/jam-grass scene. For a band with such little assistance from mainstream music channels, it is remarkable what they have accomplished over their career.

A Ranch Within Reach

Growing up in Texas, I’m relatively familiar with the allure of Dude Ranches. I fondly remember riding my first horse as a young girl, experiencing the quintessential Texan atmosphere, and purchasing my only-to-be-worn-once cowboy hat. It was all for the experience, of course, and added a particular flavor of “fitting in” that I coveted as a British-born trying-so-hard-to-be-Texan cowgirl. Put simply, Dude Ranches…

Worth the Drive

Everyone deserves a little vacation—even if it’s just a quick weekend getaway down US-36.

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Scottish Kings Gin is an Instant Winner Scottish Kings, an ultra-premium gin owned in Boulder and distilled in the Scottish Highlands, was recently introduced in Colorado. Almost immediately it received top awards in worldwide competitions. Receiving a Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Scottish Kings Gin was called “among the finest … Continued

Boulder Ballet Gala & Dance Party, at eTown Hall

Boulder Ballet & guests danced the night away on April 27th at eTown Hall to raise funding to support their amazing professional company, updates to classroom studios, outreach in schools, adaptive dance programming and bringing world-renowned guest choreography & music to the community. What a great night to support local arts and this outstanding organization! … Continued

Wine and Cheese Night with MidFirst Bank

In late June, MidFirst hosted a networking event for local Pearl Street businesses. The evening kicked off with a wine and cheese pairing along with a cake tasting. The night was concluded with a tour of the newly remodeled facility and introduced the art that was painted by a local Boulder artist. Photographer: Theodore Heron

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty – Boulder Grand Re-Opening

LIV Sotheby's International Realty’s Boulder office holds a Grand Re-Opening Event after an extensive and exciting renovation.  Photographer: Courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, John Nimmo

Attention Homes All That Jazz Gala

On May 4th, 325 guests gathered at Boulder's Embassy Suites by Hilton for a roaring twenties fundraiser to benefit Attention Homes, a local nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness in Boulder County. Guests enjoyed a casino lounge, live music, dancing, food, drinks, silent and live auctions, and more; raising over … Continued

Mindful Mimosa’s and Meditation Event

Melton Design Build partnered with Live Heavily Meditated to offer Mimosas & Meditation in their showroom, a pop-up event that was open to the public to learn meditation.  Photographer: Kara Frost and Melton Design Build 

Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour

The 17th Annual Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour offered guests the chance to see eight exceptional gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. This year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visitors and raised more than $50,000 for Boulder’s downtown Whittier International Elementary School, a public school that, at 137 years old, is the oldest school in Colorado. Photographer: Whittier Mom

Bike Building & Brews

Melton Design Build proudly partnered with the Wish for Wheels organization to host a “Build & Give a Bike” happy hour event at the MeltonDB office. Melton team members, clients, family, friends, and trade partners came together to build 35 bikes and then gave them (with helmets) to kids at The Family Learning Center of … Continued

DIY Your Way to a Bug-Free Summer

Adult- and Kid-Friendly Natural Bug Repellents from A Beautiful Mess Photos and Article by A Beautiful Mess Adult Blend What you need + 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 1 ½ ounces distilled water (minus 1 teaspoon to … Continued

Existence Ecology

Imagine your dream home. What does it include that makes it your ideal living space? Is it a home theater? The latest in designer appliances? An impeccable landscape?

Art is to Be Experienced

Have you ever seen a piece of art and wondered what on Earth you might be looking at? You may have taken a closer look, analyzed the brush strokes, danced your eyes across the painting while searching for meaning beyond the pigments before you. If you’re anything like this type of viewer, you have likely experienced feeling something while scrambling to…