Feeling Good, Being Well

It seems everywhere we turn we hear about wellness, but what does it really mean? A current study underway at the Stanford Prevention Research Center is setting out to learn just that.

Project C.U.R.E. and Vicente Fox Celebrate Giving

Project C.U.R.E., the nation’s largest provider of donated medical equipment to developing countries, recently welcomed Vicente Fox, Mexico’s 55th president, to its distribution headquarters in Centennial. Fox was there to commemorate the nonprofit’s 70th, 53-foot-long cargo container of medical supplies donated to Mexico. Photography by Jimmy Dozer

CASA Holds Annual Golf Tournament 
to Help Children, Families in Need

Advocates for Children-CASA held its annual golf tournament, the Advocates Open, on August 18 at The Ridge at Castle Pines. Proceeds benefit CASA's programs for abused and neglected children.

The Highlands Ranch Chamber’s Busy Summer

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce revels in the dog days of summer with ribbon cuttings at INNGI Float and Barre 3, a luncheon with Congressman Coffman and, of course, their eclipse party.

HRCA Events Wind Down Summer, Welcome in Fall

While the Annual Doggie Splash meant the closing of the community pools, Highland Ranch Days welcomed in fall.

OFF THE MAT AND INTO THE WORLD

“Off the mat and into your life.” That’s how Dr. Karen Pascoe hopes her yoga students - and her counseling patients - will use their training to attain a happier, calmer, more present state of being in all aspects of their lives. A Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, and a Registered Yoga Teacher…

Day of the Dead Dinner Party

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that dates back hundreds of years. November 1 is “Día de los Inocentes” (Day of the Innocents) and also known as Día de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2 is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Día de los Muertos is a time…

Aging Gracefully

What’s your philosophy about looking and feeling good as we age? It’s easier to look beautiful when you’re in good health. Optimizing health means optimizing appearance. Case in point, if your hormones aren’t balanced, you have a lack of estrogen or you have too much testosterone, you could experience unwanted hair growth, pimples or lack of collagen in your face.

The Stories of Us

There are few things in life more precious than candid photographs of those special moments. As a professional photographer, I put a huge emphasis on capturing natural spontaneous photographs. Extreme photojournalism I call it! Here, a few tips for commemorating those special, often unexpected, moments.

WELL-READ

Chicken soup might be for the soul, but these inspiring non-fiction reads by our fellow Coloradans will feed your heart and your mind. Honest and often funny real-life stories about the ordinary experiences that make us extraordinary people will leave you inspired and smiling.

FARM+FRESH+FALL

With the fall comes many good things - relief from the summer heat, a chance to watch the aspens shift from vibrant green to fiery yellow, shorter days and a sense of things becoming a little bit cozier. But fall can also be a time of hurriedness - kids are heading back to school, and languid summer days at home…

Making Your Way to 10K

1 Build your mileage - The biggest challenge of running is to actually start running! At first, running won’t be fun and your body will rebel. But I promise, it’s all about consistency. Make sure you’re running 2-3 days a week so your body and muscles can build up strength and endurance. Remember—it’s not about volume, it’s about making it…

The Birth of a Craftsman

From his shop in North Boulder, artist Alexander Giray has made the seamless transition from climbing guide to craftsman. Upon meeting Giray, creator of aptly named Alexander Giray Designs, it is clear to see he is a man who has found his passion; upon seeing his work, you’d assume he’d found that passion a lifetime ago, and that he’d been…

The Rites of Fall

Autumn’s best looks bring together the best of all worlds. Comfort and luxury. Structure and flow. Feminine florals and bold silhouettes. Power-reds and jewel tones. And did you know you can find it all at your local boutiques? Here, our favorite looks from 5 local boutiques near you. (Pssst... you can skip the mall!)

EFFORTLESS 
SEPTEMBER STYLE

Now more than ever, our personal style tells people who we are — our political persuasion, our social status, our religious belief, which “tribe” we belong to. We might wish it weren’t so, but according to acclaimed designer Miuccia Prada, “when you get dressed you are making public your idea about yourself. Clothes are powerful signifiers.

September 2017 Around Town

Registration is going strong for the 2017 Highlands Ranch MTB Series sponsored by Giant of Denver! All of the race categories will have Mens and Women's races; and with races for all ages, abilities, and type of bike... there is not a better way to spend your Wednesdays this summer!

Harmony and Peace

There’s an old zen adage that says, “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday—unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” And for me, life was swirling with business; I could barely sit down to check Instagram let alone spend the time meditating. I was past the point of reasonable, normal stress.

Boost your Zen

The transition into fall is exciting, but it can be stressful too. Getting the kids back to school and ourselves back to work can make us feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here, are few tips for achieving mindfulness in under 10 minutes a day.

Seasons Change

In a quest to avoid falling into a rut, I venture into Seasons 52 in Lone Tree and find myself asking why I had not yet tried this fantastic local hub of fresh and exotic cuisine. General Manager Matthew Youssef is the authority on all things fresh and colorful. “We try to bring in as many fresh vegetables and fruits…

The Sharp-dressed Man

Effortless fall style is what outfitter Alexandra Suppan of Trumaker Denver is all about. “Fit is everything,” says Suppan. “I’m a personal stylist, so I do all the measuring, help guys pick out items for their wardrobe, and do wardrobe consult for them if they need it.” The Trumaker brand describes itself as “built-to-fit clothing for men — like custom,…

Pup Crawl

Nobody knows your dog like you do. Is he/she of the hyper ilk that like to get up in other dogs, er, grills? Or is Max/Bella the well-socialized type who can chill happily, basking in your glow as you sip on a beer? If it’s the former you may want to leave puppy at home. But if it’s the latter,…

Dogs and Brews, no 
Back-to-School Blues

August in Colorado is a funny thing. It’s dead in the middle of summer (summer doesn't end till September 22), yet we find ourselves getting the kids back to school and refocusing on work obligations that in other parts of the country are left to the post-Labor-Day realm.

Gallery Gala at Deep Space Gallery in Parker

Live jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the inspiring art of Sarah Bowling brought art lovers to the Gallery Gala at Deep Space on July 27. 
Sponsored by the Barrington Group, the Jim Gill Foundation, Vines Wine Bar and JDUCE Design, with proceeds benefitting Parker Creative District. 
Photography by Kendrick Howard

August 2017 Around Town

The Parade of Homes, the hallmark event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), returns this summer for its 32nd year. Today, the HBA is excited to announce the line-up of Denver area home builders and developers participating in the 2017 Denver Parade of Homes.

Express Yourself

Fun back-to-school looks to copy—without getting in trouble!

Sips & Sunsets

I’ve lived in Colorado for almost two decades now and I still get confused by the duality of August. Can we just enjoy those precious days of mid-summer (for Gosh sakes summer doesn’t end till September 22), or do we join the frenzy of back-to-school shopping for the kiddos? How about both? Lucky for us locals, there are plenty of…

Go Big and Stay Home

Sometimes you just have to go all-out when remodeling—that goes for indoors and outdoors. When Mike and Theresa Garland decided to replace their 10-year-old deck they did just that—and constructed a living space that fits the needs their current active lifestyle with two young boys as well as the inevitable whirlwind as the children grow.

Coffee and Calicos

At the cat café, the question is not one of “cats or dogs,” but rather one that draws from our love for animals in general. This theme is concurrent in mostly everyone, so why not combine two of the loves of Coloradans? Coffee and animals.

July 2017 Lifestyle Letter

If I had a dime for every time I heard the expression, "Work hard, play hard," well, I'd have a lot of dimes. Whatever happened to making work and play fit seamlessly into our lives, instead of turning them into life-or-death pursuits in which one endeavor rescues us from the perils of the other? 

Sure, there’s a certain hardcore, risk-taking…

East-West Trail Race Series

Endurance Race Series put on their 2nd Annual East-West Trail Race on June 10th, featuring a 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon. Photography by Chad Lovejoy.

July 2017 Around Town

A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. More than 500,000 visitors will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the region’s largest free music festival, while enjoying cuisine from over 50 restaurants and food establishments, diverse musical acts performing…

MODERN + 
ART + COLORADO

Mike Case wants the newly renovated Denver Marriott Tech Center to be a destination, rather than just a place to stay.
“We want our guests to walk away with an experience,” says Case, general manager of hotel. “Whether that’s our art, the visual appeal of our furnishings, or the experience of our restaurant, we want it to be memorable.”
Playing off the…

From the ‘Burbs to Bali

Famously renowned as “the Island of the Gods and Goddesses,” Bali has recently seen a sharp increase in tourism and international acclaim. Thrust into the limelight largely by Elizabeth Gilbert’s beloved bestselling book “Eat, Pray, Love”, Bali offers a truly unique and magical mix of experiences: yoga classes taught in Ubud by the world’s preeminent teachers, a rugged volcano hike…

Live Music Under the Stars (or Sun!)

It’s not just the word “free” we like about our summer concert roundup. It’s the “no-tickets-needed, go-when-the-weather-is-perfect-and-it-strikes-your-fancy” element that comes along with the word “free.” No tickets needed, so you can keep it loose, no need to plan ahead. Save this calendar and check in when the weather and the mood seem right for live music that spans the genres.…

There’s No Place Like Home

Come summertime, Coloradans aren’t just living for the outdoors, they’re living in it. But for those of us living at 5,280, there’s just one tiny problem, and it goes by the name of traffic… Luckily, Four Elements Landscape & Outdoor Living excels in merging the best of both worlds right in your backyard. What started as a small family-owned business…

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
at Colorado Clinics for the Foot and Ankle

Colorado Clinics for the Foot And Ankle celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Highlands Ranch office - their 3rd - with tours for the kiddos, a beautiful rooftop view and an awesome turnout. Photography by Marisa Finan-Goode.Finan-Goode Photography

Men of Substance

It’s June and the perfect time to say thank you to all the men in our lives. Dads, husbands, brothers, sons, best friends. While I ponder the men in my life who have meant so much, I’m feeling particularly sentimental about my friend and mentor Stuart, whom I met some 20-plus years ago on a Washington D.C. metro bus that…

Celebration of Colorado Creatives – MINI Event

Schomp MINI hosted 'The Celebration of Colorado Creatives' to celebrate this amazing community of Colorado creators alongside the all-new 2017 MINI Cooper Countryman. Guests enjoyed complimentary libations, food, live music, giveaways, raffles and more!!

June 2017 Around Town

The Tour de Ladies women-only cycling event is excited to return to Douglas County on July 8. The Tour de Ladies empowers women through pedal power by encouraging women to be physically active, train for the event, and participate at the level they feel comfortable. It also empowers women through the financial contribution of the event’s proceeds to a local…

(not) Shaken Not Stirred

What’s the perfect recipe... for success, a happy home life, market leadership, or continuous innovation? We asked seven prominent businessmen in our community, and they shared their personal recipes for success in business and in life. 
Two parts passion, 1 part patience, a muddle here, a garnish there...

The Albert Vein Institute – Setting the Standard for Vein Care

The Albert Vein Institute, founded by Dr. James D. Albert, is the first and only institute in Colorado that has been nationally recognized as an IAC Accredited Vein Center (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission). The institute has been designed around Dr. Albert’s unique vision to create a center entirely focused on venous diseases. With this vision in mind, The Albert Vein Institute…

In the Golf Bag of

WHAT: PGA Certified Professional/Director of Golf & Club Operations at The Club at Ravenna in Littleton

The Mother of Reinvention

The Indian Motorcycles brand has had more lives than a cat. Originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Indian became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world in the 1910s and perpetually morphed its brand and focus throughout the 20th century. From its World War 2 focus on designing military models exclusively for the U.S and its Allies…

Marino’s 
Pizzeria

Marino’s Pizzeria in Littleton is exactly what locals hunt for: that nestled-in-the-neighborhood, mom-and-pop place that relies upon word-of-mouth to attract a following to its authentic Italian cuisine. The “mom and pop” of Marino’s are he and his wife, Angela. Marino is the maestro cook and Angela delights in managing the operations of the restaurant. “I would not be here if…

It’s a good time to be a girl.  

And I know this because my daughters don’t label themselves “feminists.” Why don’t they take up the mantle? I used to ask myself. Don’t they understand that women have only had the right to vote for 98 years? Isn’t it appalling that the U.S. percentage of female elected officials of 19.4% is almost 4 points below the world average of…

May 2017 Around Town

The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center is opening its barn doors to the public for a one-of-a-kind event. Horse lovers of all ages are invited to the Harmony Equine Center Open House on Saturday, June 10. This free, family-friendly event takes place at the Harmony Equine Center, located at 5540 E. Highway 86, just west of Franktown, from 10…

Behind The Scenes

The highly anticipated Women To Watch issue was a blast on-camera and off! The women chatted, laughed, and enjoyed stylings by Reggio Imports. Held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

Castle Pines Chamber Annual Banquet

The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its Annual Banquet on February 23. 
Over 100 chamber members, staff, friends and family came together for a fun-filled night of food, dancing and an auction 
at Cielo Castle Pines. Photography by Lynn Zahorik.

Mother’s Day Brunch for 2 or 20

I’ve been hosting Mother’s Day brunch on and off for years. Sometimes the group is small, other times quite large. Regardless of how many we have in attendance, I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen all day. I want to pour myself a mimosa (or 3), eat delicious food and enjoy my guests. I’m a mother too, after…

Summer Fest 2017

f you’re someone who thinks Coachella is for kids or that bohemian-inspired festival wear won’t suit your grown-up lifestyle, take another look. Lifestyle Pubs recently caught up with Leslie Clay, owner of fab'rik Denver, who premiered the boutique’s new private collection at Denver Fashion Week 2017. The Spring-Summer line, called Asher by fab'rik and made in the USA, is full…