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.

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,…

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…

Express Yourself

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

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…

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…

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

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...

In the Golf Bag of

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

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

KNOW JUST ONE THING (OR FIVE)

Being a stepmom has its challenges – especially with no prior parenting experience - but I’ve learned that a positive attitude and a generous dose of humor are key to thriving. Maybe I’m one of the lucky ones, but I love being a stepmom to my two awesome bonus kiddos. To honor all the stepmoms this Mother’s Day, here are…

The League of Extraordinary Women

The southern ‘burbs of Denver are thriving and changing shape thanks to the contributions of innovative, entrepreneurial women like the ones you'll meet here. In addition to honoring the accomplishments of our 2017 Women to Watch. we leapt at the chance to learn who inspires them, the best advice they ever received, favorite quotes, what they would tell their younger…

Spring into April

And goodbye to the winter that practically wasn’t! While April weather in Colorado can be unpredictable, it finally feels safe to put away the winter clothes and start making plans for road trips, outdoor meals and plenty of sunshine.

Castle Pines Chamber Annual Banquet

The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 10 year anniversary at it's Annual Banquet on February 23, 2017. Over 100 chamber members, staff, friends and family came together for a wonderful night of fun-filled food, dancing, and an auction at Cielo Castle Pines.

April 2017 Around Town

For a state that has everything to offer, it’s amazing that we still hear those two dreaded words from our kids, “I’m bored!” Well, guess what? We’ve got a remedy for that this summer. Community Sailing of Colorado offers an incredible series of summer camps for kids ages 5-17 in Boulder and Denver. Learn to Sail, Intermediate, Advanced, and even…

Day Trippin’ in Palmer Lake

While it seems spring has been “springing” all winter, there’s nothing like the damp, fresh-cut smell of April that makes you want to grab your peeps for a road trip. Rather than putting it on auto-pilot and heading west, how about navigating south for just under an hour—35 miles to be exact —and stepping back in time? No need to…

Spring Reading List

Spring is in the air.. time to grab one or six of these gripping tales and hit the deck for some sun-soaked, guilty pleasure.

April 2017 Driver’s Notebook

BMW does not disappoint in releasing the 2017 X3 xDrive35i, a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) with potential for a family road trip or track day. With four different drive modes, the ease of moving from city to mountains is seamless. The default comfort mode relaxes the throttle for everyday driving. For those eco-friendly drivers, the Eco-pro mode is, even more,…

do it yourself

We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website (HomeMade-Modern.com) full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.

April 2017 Local’s Choice

WHO | Susan Wright, WHAT | Owner/Stylist/Expert at Reggio Imports, WHERE | 2334 Briarhurst Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Muy Bueno Cookbook

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and I credit my love for Mexican food and culture to my mother and grandmother. After my grandmother passed away in 2004, my passion for keeping my culture alive became a high priority. I realized that cooking my family’s recipes and celebrating Mexican holidays would be the thread that would hold…

March 2017 Lifestyle Letter

I read once that a cat makes a house a home. While I do have a cat that pretty much never leaves the house, I’m just not willing to give her that much credit. It feels cheesy and cliched to say it’s a family that makes a house a home but, for me, “home” is felt in those corners of…

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon

The Highlands Ranch Chamber’s Annual Chairman’s Inaugural Luncheon in February welcomed new board members, acknowledged the dedication of outgoing board members and passed the gavel to the new board chair.
Photography by Raemi Vermiglio.

Beer with a Broker

Laura Doyle, Broker Associate for The K Company Realty, hosts "Beer with a Broker" at 38 State Brewing Company 
on Broadway in Littleton.

March 2017 Around Town

With nearly 16 feet of snow so far this season – the snowiest winter at Keystone Resort in at least 10 years – the resort announced today that it will extend the season by one week to Easter Sunday, April 16. Following the third snowiest December in Keystone’s history with 81 inches or nearly seven feet, the resort has already…

#DesignDecoded

In honor of Spring’s imminent arrival, this week’s icon of design is…Eero Saarinen’s Tulip tables and chairs! Crazy name, crazy furniture. This guy is a little confusing, as his daddy-o, Eliel Saarinen was also a famous designer and director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where Saarinen eventually taught as well (I know you must be getting sick of hearing…

In the Cellar of…

Favorite Region for wine? "I love regions that have distinctive characteristics, like the earthiness and minerality of Burgundy, or the fruity boldness of Napa Valley, or the silky smooth, seductive nature of Rhone."

A Fresh Perspective

In a neighborhood development, it’s common for each home to look quite a bit like its next-door neighbor. That’s why the thoughtful personal touches make such a big statement at 3921 Timeless Drive in Castle Rock. “There are a lot of homes nearby that are of like quality, but the previous owners did a really fantastic job executing some of…

A Triad of Wellness

With the holidays long behind me and spring staring me in the face, it was time to rejuvenate. I’d enjoyed massages and facials in the past, but I wanted something more; I wanted to recapture a sense of wellness. A few hours at the Highlands Ranch Massage Green Spa sounded like the perfect ticket. I had never been there, but…

Modern Home Gadgets

“There’s no place like home,” and, there’s really no place like home when it comes to 2017 technology. With the modernization of technology and automation of homes, who wants to leave? We’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest modern “home” gadgets you won’t know what you ever did without.