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

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

Last Call for 2019…

As always, December is filled to the brim with time commitments. From start to finish, it’s a half-hazard sprint to the new year. In many ways, our December issue reflects as much.  There are gifts to give, museum exhibits to see, charitable donations to freely offer to those in need; there are ski trips to … Continued

Food, Family, and Friends

What are some foods that bring you life? I’ll go first: My grandmother’s homemade tortillas and my grandfather’s fried fish. Growing up, every occasion was ripe for Mexican food: Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Tuesday nights, breakfast, Easter, when I was sick, when I was happy, when I was sad, and every other meal in between. This … Continued

Fashion Forward

“As great as it is terrible, New York is continuously regenerating itself to house and feed some of the world’s most inspirational creators.”   Clothing and art are transferrable between parties. Older siblings pass clothing along to their younger siblings, artists of varying mediums exchange their work for money. Entire pieces of the world are built … Continued

August and September have a tendency to drag on and on. Fall, perhaps the most wondrous time of year in Colorado, is right there. It can practically be felt in the air and seen in the leaves. But it isn’t here, not quite. As kids and teachers bravely head back to school for more teaching and … Continued

A New Era

After four years of college where I willingly chose to get a degree in Sociology—which does not equate to a real job for the most part—I knew that I wanted to be a writer.    The only problem was that being a writer did not equate to a job either. In fact, “being a writer” … Continued

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


The Wrangler Cast Iron Fire Pit With Tripod by Cowboy Cauldron Some people pass down family jewels; I plan to pass down a fire pit. Far less likely to lose it, and I’ve never heard of any John Denver tunes being sung around a tennis bracelet.  CowboyCauldron.com     SOLtrain Stand Up Paddle Board  Made … Continued

With Grace

The time of year has arrived, when we get the opportunity to meet incredible women in our own community, with different paths, opposite industries and undeniable passion. What I learned throughout the process of bringing our annual women’s issue to life is that each one of the six women we interviewed is more alike than … Continued

Springing Forward

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter hibernation. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the days are growing longer by the minute.  This month at Boulder Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite … Continued

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day. This month, we bring you our Home … Continued

Finding Your Muse

Art can be interpreted in many different ways. That’s the most beautiful thing about art, which is really just an all-encompassing word for creating—with whatever means. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight art that uses new mediums of imagination.  That’s where one of our main features, Artisinal Artifacts, comes in. We didn’t bother with … Continued


Well, well, well if it isn’t the annual “wellness” issue. January marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the beginning of a new you. Maybe you’ve set some goals for yourself, like the classics—exercise more, eat better—or you’d like to get more involved with a non-profit or learn something new.  (Well, … Continued

Feast for the Eyes

Food? For the November issue? Groundbreaking.   Based off the cover, you’re right ladies and gentlemen. This is the food issue, arguably the most fun and filling photo shoots to clean up after.   Much like a well-built, delicious recipe, we wanted to highlight food in all its form. From new farming practices, where food … Continued

Style + Grace

Here’s “fashion” defined.     fash·ion /ˈfaSHən/ noun a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.   Now “style.”   style /stīl/ Noun   a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed. a manner of doing something.   With our annual “fall fashion” … Continued

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


Letter will be uploaded R1. I apologize for the delay.   Retraction: Regarding the article about Picture Rock Trail in the July issue (pg 80). No dogs are allowed anywhere on Heil Ranch. This is due to the very high-value wildlife habitat found in this county treasure.


Will upload R1! I’m sorry, I will make sure to get it done before the 15th for each future issue moving forward. 

Queen of the Utes

You may be wondering, who is that on the cover? Her name is Chipeta, which means “white singing bird’ in Ute. She is also known as the “Queen of the Utes,” although Chipeta doesn’t fit the typical narrative archetype of a queen. She’s so much more than that. Chipeta is forever honored in the Colorado … Continued

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. 

Design Envy

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Top Five Of The Last Five

When my wife, Kate, and I recently realized that this issue was the five-year anniversary of Boulder Lifestyle, there was a wide range of emotions. My initial reaction was disbelief but soon followed by an overwhelming sense of gratitude. We truly could not be more humbled and thankful for what the last five years have brought.

Hi, 2018

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. Why do we set ourselves up for failure with lofty goals, that no matter how good, are inevitably a chain of compromises? I recently read an interesting article about goal setting and the best advice was to break down resolutions into smaller goals with no set in stone date. 

We Love Our Community

We Love Our Community On behalf of the entire Cherry Creek Lifestyle team, we would like to send our warmest holiday greetings to you and your family. It is truly an honor to share the "good news" of the community with you every month. Additionally, we say a huge "THANK YOU" to the advertising partners that make it all possible.…

November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As the last golden Aspen leaves hang on for the home stretch of fall at lower altitude, the sight of spinning ski lifts in the high country signals that winter is definitely on its way. Here are a few of my favorite things for this beautiful season of the year:

On the Cover

The September issue in the editorial world is traditionally the biggest production of the year featuring all things fashion. Why one might ask? I sure did, and after digging around, I found the best explanation from good ole Vogue, the encyclopedia of fashion.

Flavor of the Month

I’m just going to go out on a limb here and admit that I’m one of those people who loves a good PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for the critics who don’t know). It’s more than just a marketing scheme created by Starbucks - I think. Here me out.

Hair of the Dog

We’re in the heart of the dog days of summer. A time of year marked by inactivity and lethargy. It seems like life has taken a pause (or should I say, ahem, Paws.) This month’s theme is an ode to idleness. August is the final month we can embrace the summer vibe of rest and relaxation before vacation time is…

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.

Playing Dead

Without a doubt, one of the most attractive things about considering a move to Boulder, from the Midwest, was the abundance of awesome music that comes through the area. As a daily scroller of the headlines on jambands.com, it seemed like anytime there was an epic collaboration, or rare supergroup playing a handful of intimate gigs, Boulder was a likely…

Finding Your Tribe

Since graduating from college more than three years ago, I’ve learned a lot in the working world. Most importantly, the value of relationships. During Boulder Lifestyle’s annual women entrepreneurs shoot hosted at Alpine Modern Cafe (The best avocado toast in town!) the event solidified the true value of making connections. Women in tech learned a thing or two from the…

Bidding Adieu to the 2016-2017 Ski Season

Ten years ago, if you told me that I would only get ten days on the hill, I would have thought that was a slow two weeks. After logging exactly “zero” days on my pass last year, my stoke level to get ten this year was pretty high.

Happy Homes

We thought the pre-home process was complicated: Two years cautiously watching our credit and saving, finding a loan, going to hundreds of open houses, contracts getting rejected, and all of the stress, hiccups and tears that go along with the home buying process. After finally finding our dream home, we signed the papers and received the keys to an empty…


During our monthly planning meeting (dubbed ‘Deadlines & Donuts’) we collectively had a million ideas for the theme, Arts & Culture. As much as we would love to feature so many of the talented artists, all using different mediums, we narrowed it down to a few makers for this month. They are creative forces that are unstoppable, and they invited…

Food & 

There is something so special about gathering together over a meal. With a ridiculous amount of restaurants and cafés per capita, breaking bread together in Boulder County is a ceremonious act.

Giving Back

Finally the end of 2016 has wrapped up and we’re moving forward into another year. I always look forward to this season. It seems like days that have been moving so fast for months finally slow down as busy work schedules have subsided to family gatherings and holiday festivity. We come together to celebrate the year that has been, and…

Don’t Be A Gaper!

As ski resorts are now preparing to open, many of Colorado’s new transplants are eager to get out and enjoy all the incredible skiing and boarding that Colorado has to offer. While many new residents have been skiing for years, thousands will be hitting the hill for the first time.
You may be asking yourself, “What is a gaper”? Although there…

Trick or Treat

October has been, and will always be, my favorite month. A large part of this has to do with the silliest holiday of all time, Halloween. Each year my five-year-old self is resurrected all month long, and the vibrant feelings of excitement still haven’t left my soul.


I recently stumbled upon one of those cliche personality quizzes to see what “color” best describes your personality. I decided to put it to the test and see how accurate it was. The quiz went through a variety of basic questions such as:


For many die-hard music fans, summer means festival season. Living in the state of Colorado, we are privilege to some of the best in the country right out our back door.

Spring Fever

There’s something so rejuvenating about the month of May. The trees are awakening, flowers are budding to say hello to the sun, summer travel plans are closer than ever and it's finally wedding season. I’m starting to think May is my favorite time of year.

Strictly Business

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is one of those questions every little girl and boy is asked from kindergarten all the way to college. The children’s responses are often times imaginative. Johnny wants to be a firefighter, astronaut and doctor. He’s been imagining different scenarios since he got his first toy fire truck.

A Beautiful Mess.

I often tell my A-type husband that someday he is going to miss tripping over those Hot Wheels left in hallway, or the loud noises coming from the toy room as our kids play super hero’s. Eventually, he cannot help but agree with me. What makes a home isn’t necessarily the items in that home, but more importantly, the feeling…

The Creative Culture

Growing up in my home was like an artist’s jungle gym. My parents and two older sisters (I’ll never let them forget that) are all artists, each with their own medium of choice. My dad the Renaissance man, has always enjoyed woodworking, photography and even had a violin making phase; my mom would make felt bags, commissioned paintings and now…

Life of food.

For the majority of my working career, the food and beverage industry was my primary source of employment. The progression from bussing tables, to later opening my own restaurant, certainly had all the ups and downs that you would expect.