Where Mountain meets Modern

When one pictures a Colorado log cabin, a certain image comes to mind: dark colors, cushy, overstuffed furniture, a fire burning in a vast stone fireplace.

Living in the Edge

Color outside the lines. Think outside the box. These are the typical directives we hear when a new level of creativity is required for any number of projects. But as Beau Beck, president of Boulder’s Elton R Construction, will tell you, sometimes it’s with a few restrictions in place that design creativity is truly tested.

Ask the Experts

For father-daughter duo Jim and Michelle Bodin, Boulder real estate runs in the family. The Bodins have been mainstays of the community since moving to the area in the 1960s. In that time they’ve seen Boulder grow rapidly into the competitive real estate market it is today.

Backstage Pass

Who: Bill Frisell: HARMONY feat. Petra Haden (voice), Hank Roberts (cello), Luke Bergman (baritone guitar) Where: BOULDER THEATER When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 What time: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm Tickets: On sale at 10AM Friday, November 15th $25.00 General Admission Seated | $30.00 Gold Circle Tickets plus applicable service fees Described as being at the very epicenter…

Zach Zeldner, Steve Remmert and Patrick Brown Client Appreciation Party

Compass’ top realtors, Steve Remmert, Patrick Brown, and Zach Zeldner, kicked off the new year with a lively client appreciation party at famed eTown Hall, featuring music by Denver’s Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, and a coat drive to benefit local charity A Precious Child. Photography by Phil McKenzie

March 2020 Around Town

‘Two Rivers” Celebrates the Town of Lyons and the Music Community Local songwriting team, Arthur Lee Land and Carol Lee, wrote the song “Two Rivers” as a tribute to everything that is Lyons, CO. This Americana, Folk-Rock anthem released a music video that tips a hat to all of the influential musicians that have or … Continued

Keeping It Cool

Imagine walking through a kitchen and lighting up at the sight of a refrigerator. It's bright, bold, unique, retro look, and colors simply popping. 

Home, Sweet Home

The home issue! It is always a worthy theme.  All at once, homes are physical spaces, concepts, cities, feelings, qualities, property, and people. All over the city, the concept of ‘home’ is on display: gorgeous, towering houses with impeccable views; residents walking, running, and riding mountain trails; local businesses making meaningful relationships with customers; college … Continued

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame: Going Back to Colorado, Class of 2019

In December at Denver’s Mission Ballroom, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame honored their class of 2019. Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb delivered the induction speech for blues innovator Otis Taylor, followed by a showstopping performance by the Otis Taylor Band featuring Taylor’s daughter and Boulder native Cassie Taylor. Congrats from Audi Flatirons and Boulder Lifestyle! … Continued

Patagonia Boulder Grand Opening Party

Patagonia recently moved its location to 1630 Pearl St, and they wanted to celebrate! On January 23rd, they brought together incredible local restaurants, breweries, musicians, and other vendors to do just that. All proceeds went to their non-profit partner The Wilderness Society and it was a fantastic way to celebrate their new home with the amazing Boulder community! Photography by Ted Heron 


On Thursday, January 16th, the Drive-By Truckers played a live show at the Fox Theatre. Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band has long held a progressive … Continued

mhmraw launch

On Saturday, January 25, milehimodern — Colorado’s premier real estate brokerage — launched mhmraw, a publication that espouses mhm’s commitment to celebrating the artistic diversity of Denver and Boulder neighborhoods. The launch was hosted at Dairy Block during the last night of the “True West” art pop-up organized by mhmraw’s cover artist Michael Dowling.  MhmRaw.com … Continued

Todd Reed Gallery and GB Culinary Opening Soirée

The official opening event celebrating the Todd Reed Gallery and its partnership with GB Culinary, exclusive farm-to-table caterer. Todd Reed Gallery is now available for private bookings and special events. Photography by Ted Heron 

Cottonwood Custom Builder’s Holiday Party

To celebrate 2019’s success and the start of our 25th year in business, Cottonwood Custom Builders hosted a party at the historic Chautauqua Community House. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than enjoying the company of our trade partners, architects, clients, and incredible team! Photography by Phil McKenzie 


Next Door American Eatery evolved from The Kitchen, the super-high-quality, sustainability-minded Pearl Street restaurant that helped put Boulder on the culinary map. And its looking to be the next…Applebee’s?

Love at First Sight

From the moment artist and Westward Gallery owner Michelle Courier peered through the window of her future art gallery on Denver’s beloved Tennyson Street, she knew it was meant to be. The previous owners of the former frame shop had seemingly written it on the wall for her.  

The first annual ROAM Awards

The first annual ROAM Awards was held at the historic Boulder Theater on December 5th. A capacity crowd was treated to some of the best photos, videos, and written essays created from around the world. The ceremony was also streamed live over the Internet to an international viewing audience. Photographer: Courtesy, ROAM Media

Todd Reed Anniversary Party

An evening celebrating friends and family in the community. A fine food, high art, and community experience with inspired entertainment. Photographer: Poppy & Co. 

Holiday Pop Up at Sweep

Local artisans and makers teamed up with Sweep Balayage Bar on Pearl Street for an evening of shopping and community. DJ Electric Lady, Japango, and drinks by Choice Cocktails. Photographer: Poppy & Co. 

The Wood Brothers with Katie Pruitt at the Boulder Theater

On December 13tha and 14th, The Wood Brothers with Katie Pruitt performed at the Boulder Theater. “It’s the freest album we’ve done, the most independent album we’ve done, and was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” says Oliver Wood. “And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers’ album we’ve ever made.”  Photographer: Josh … Continued

And The Award Goes To…

On December 5, 2019, ROAM, the global community dedicated to inspiring curiosity and purpose through adventure storytelling, hosted its first annual ROAM Awards during a star-studded event at the historic Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado.

Ride More, Do More

 “We believe how we live shapes how future generations ride.”  It's right there on the company website.   So begins PEARL iZUMi’s (PI) Social Purpose pledge to Ride More, Do More. In the 18 months since the cycling apparel company, headquartered in Louisville, implemented its homegrown initiative to “leverage the power of the bike and our global business to create positive…

February 2020 Around Town

WINTERWONDERGRASS PARTNERS WITH THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL TO BRING FRESH, INDEPENDENT BREWERIES TO STEAMBOAT FOR THE 2020 TASTING For the 2020 season, WinterWonderGrass is excited to announce their collaboration with the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) to curate a fresh and independent brewery selection for the festival’s daily beer tastings. As with past iterations of WinterWonderGrass, complimentary beer … Continued

Who Are You

How did you get into the candle business in the first place?

Make and Tell

The ability to create something of value out of seemingly unremarkable ingredients has long been among the most impressive and sought-after talents in the world. Toni Morrison could string together words that amounted to truth, Aretha Franklin could arrange notes that sounded like heaven.  Big or small, regardless of the industry, the ability to create … Continued

Guest House Shop: 3355 Vista

This shopping event with Guest House Shop showcased the exceptional staging in Jennifer Egbert’s stunning listing, 3355 Vista Dr with as well as local artists Will Day and Inga Pae. The event also featured live artist Natasha Mistry and work from over 50 local makers in the Denver-Boulder area. Photographer: Poppy & Co.

Elton R Construction Bourbon and Bacon Party

To celebrate a great year serving the Boulder community, owner Beau Beck brought together the company's architecture and design partners for an evening of fun. Photographer: Poppy & Co. 

Julie Meko of Compass Real Estate Annual Client Appreciation Holiday Party

Julie Meko of Compass Real Estate, annual client appreciation Holiday party at Centro Kitchen with DJ Jayson. This year's celebration sponsored non-profit Casa De Paz. Casa de Paz provides housing, meals, visits, and emotional support to families separated by immigrant detention. CasDepazColorado.org   Photographer: Ted Heron

Chateau Colorado

Elegant. Private. In tune with the environment. For one property in North Boulder—enveloped in quintessentially Colorado images of mountains, prairie, and open space—all of these elements come together to create an idyllic western home.

In The Business of Being Awesome

 “People are awesome. Reach out and meet them.”  Dave Query, founder or “Chief Pot Stirrer” of the Big Red F Restaurant Group, wholeheartedly exclaims during our insightful recap of the past 25 years of the Big Red F Restaurant Group and then some. To celebrate the Big Red F is to recognize their community, innovative mindset, inviting hospitality, and the outstanding food…

Sustainable + Attainable

Sustainability. A word we are all familiar with. A word that is relevant. But what does it mean to live by this word – to put it into action every day?

Parting Thoughts

 What brought you to Boulder?   I am originally from North Canton, Ohio. When I was 16, I visited Colorado for the first time on a backpacking trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. From that moment, I pursued turning the dream of living here into a reality. After graduating from dental school in Buffalo, NY I packed up…

An insider on Optimum Childhood Wellness

We all want our children to be as healthy as possible. Our children need the same things that we do to be healthy. However, since they are growing so much, both physically and mentally, they have some different requirements. Let’s talk about some of the key things we can do for our children to help their bodies and minds grow properly. 

Mountain Modern Defined

According to the teams at Boulder’s Compass Real Estate and Cornerstone Homes, there are two overarching elements that make up the meaning of the mountain modern moniker.

Communing With Nature

In Colorado, we know that nature is a powerhouse for enhancing our own wellbeing. Apart from being active in natural settings, people are using nature as an antidote for our sedentary lifestyles; people are grounding to combat electromagnetic fields and doctors are writing nature prescriptions. In fact, journals like Science Daily report that a mere 20 minutes of exposure to…

Send It On Up

The weekend following Thanksgiving Day is one of the most sobering moments of any given year. After all of the turkey, stuffing, pie, and wine has been consumed, reality begins to set in: It’s another Monday, another work week. 

January 2020 Around Town

PARENTING THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD presented by Sarah Ahn What does it mean to be “highly sensitive”? What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Are the two related? What do I need to know if I’m parenting a sensitive child? Using neuroscience as her guide, Sarah Ahn will explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the “Highly Sensitive” diagnosis, … Continued

5th Annual Brian Manning Team Client and Friend Appreciation Party

Friends & past clients of the Brian Manning Team were honored at their annual appreciation party on November 14th at Arcana. The Guild Mortgage Team and their guests raised $10,000 for Conscious Alliance while enjoying a live musical performance by members of The String Cheese Incident & The Infamous Stringdusters. Photographer: Charla Harvey

W&H Annual Holiday Party – Tis the Season to Be Tiki!

Walters and Hogsett's annual party kicked off the Holiday season as they celebrated clients and their best designers including John Hardy and Marco Bicego. They were lucky to have Cocktail Co-op’s Head Mixtress, Tabatha Klocke, mixing for over 250 guests. Tiki up! Photographer: Ted Heron

Boulder Lifestyle’s “Golden Hour” Event

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine recently hosted its advertising partners at Todd Reed's showroom. As guests arrived, they were given a Chocolove bar with custom "Todd Reed" wrappers. Inside one special bar was a gold foil, which signified a $3,000 store credit. Special thanks to Kitchen Next Door and BOCO Cider for catering. Photographer: Ted Heron

The Nutcracker With Boulder Ballet

The weekend of November 29th locals enjoyed live performances of The Nutcracker at the Macky Auditorium. Featuring a cast of over 80 dancers including the professional company and charming young student dancers, a full live orchestra (BoulderPhil), spectacular scenery, and stunning special effects. Proceeds went to the Boulder Ballet scholarship fund.  Photographer: Mihail Codrescu, Amanda Tipton 

Surely The Apple Is The Noblest of Fruits

 Don’t call it a comeback, cider’s been here for years.  You’d be forgiven if you considered cider somewhat of a trend on the alcoholic beverage front. After all, Boulder only got its first cidery, BOCO Cider, in 2018. The thing is, though, hard cider is one of America’s oldest libations, dating back to the original colonies.  “What’s old is new…

To The Beat of the Drumline

Of the myriad high-quality programs offered at Boulder High School (BHS), one program, in particular, is making a lot of noise, both in the community and around the world: the music program. 

No Pain, No Gain

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Heading To The Source

Coffee grinds and milk is steamed while art is draped carefully on top of a piping hot latte. 

Health Is Wealth

 Health is wealth.  Have you heard this before? An investment in your health and wellbeing surely has its benefits. But for so many, health only becomes a priority once there’s a problem to be fixed or an issue to be treated, rather than an ongoing relationship to be maintained, nurtured and cultivated through sustained care and attention.  For Dr. Dan LaPerriere,…

In The Spirit

During the holiday season, the power of tradition impacts people all over the world with joy and cheer. Some families give to those in need while others express their care and love through thoughtful gifts as they gather with family members. No tradition is too small or insignificant, as each one holds a beloved meaning to those who share what matters to…

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

How has the program evolved over the years? How has There With Care had to adapt to new circumstances/different types of people to serve? 

Learning Curve

Running through January 19th, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts (BMoCA), invites the public to two new, stunning exhibits. The first, Texas-based artist, Adriana Corral’s Unearthed / Desenterrado, an exhibition co-produced with Black Cube Nomadic Museum.

Wine and Dine

First as a salesperson and now as a specialist and winemaker, William Snowden has been participating in the Colorado wine industry for over twenty-five years. Snowden has had a hand in crafting the wine lists for some of your favorite Boulder restaurants, including Oak on Fourteenth, Jax, the Med, and Brasserie Ten Ten.