Rally Works

Rally Workspace hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony as the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed them into the chamber. Rally Works "was created to give professionals of all kinds a place to do great work." Find Rally Works at 8740 Lucent Blvd Suite 400, Highlands Ranch. Phone: 303.696.5100

Anchor Center for the Blind hosts “Visions of Love”

The Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Denver hosted 200+ guests on February 9 at Anchor Center for Blind Children’s Eighth Annual Valentine's fundraiser, "Visions of Love". Guests enjoyed an evening of philanthropy, wine and delicious delicacies at the one-of-a-kind learning facility built to serve young children with severe visual impairments.

Doin’ the Spring Thing

What is it about the first hints of spring that make us want to throw open the windows and paint the walls?

Virtual Wonderland

Readers of a certain age will remember watching the cartoon classic The Jetsons, which aptly predicted the advent of in-home technologies like personal robots, talking alarm clocks, flat screen TVs and personal tanning beds. 

Expert Says with Real Estate Wiz Anne Barrington

Whether you’re buying, selling or remodeling, it's important to know this year’s most desirable home features.  

March 2018 Around Town

DENVER – It's time once again to share a movie experience celebrating women's achievements and contribute toward future successes of at-risk women both locally and internationally. This year's film focuses women using their artistic talents to highlight local issues and empower each other.

for Art and Home

Original Hardware owner and jewelry designer 
Carrie Schafer has a production studio in her shop on Main Street, Littleton. But it’s in her work studio—the remodeled space of her tandem garage in Highlands Ranch—that she spends time designing, refining, and enjoying the company of her dog, Millie. "This is my happy place," says Schafer.

NoNo’s Says “Yes” To New Orleans Flavor

He and his business partner wife, Sonda Brewster, opened the restaurant in 1996. Fans flock to the airy, art-filled space for traditional favorites like gumbo as well as recipes collected from friends like the Shepherd's Pie and the gravy-laden Bayou Burger. These savory and spicy grits are a family favorite.

Made for the Shade

Sometimes the best way to shake up a room is to throw a little (different) shade. And that’s exactly what Nate and Lacee Muller of Front Range Window Coverings make happen with their shop-from-home business. The Mullers are trendsetters selling Hunter Douglas window treatments.

Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

 WHO: Angela Harris
WHAT: Principal & Creative Director at TRIO Environments
WHERE: Denver
TRIOEnvironments.com  Some people prefer to color inside the lines, and some can’t help but wander outside of them. This year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, inspires us to color as if there are no lines at all. This dazzling color encourages individuality of style and energizes a space. It speaks of impressive…

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Maker’s Mark: Why Handmade Matters

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” —Chuck Klosterman

Highland’s Ranch Library Noon Year’s Eve

The afternoon included a 3-2-1 countdown where confetti-filled balloons hanging from the ceiling were popped. Kids and their families made New Year’s necklaces and party hats, face painters were on hand, plus—of course—snacks!

Craftsman Kindled

Nearly all of Sam and Pam Ashley’s wood pieces begin on their secluded 10-acre property near Kremmling, CO. What others might dismiss as devastated forestry, they see as potential coffee tables, wine holders or the perfect walking stick.

February 2018 Around Town

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Jan. 8, 2018 – Douglas County Libraries is pleased to announce its 2018 offering of Camp DCL spring break camps for kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is now open for the weeklong, half-day camps running Monday, March 19 though Friday, March 23.

24 Hours with an Artist

 STORE INFO:  40 Springer Dr., Highlands Ranch  HoneyBsMacarons.com

Art is…

I consider myself a global citizen. At the age of 15, I received an art scholarship to study Fine Arts in Edinburgh, Scotland, which introduced me to my passion and calling. From my wonderful teacher Ms. Francesca Shaw, I firmed in my resolve to learn and to further explore my love for colors. Ms. Shaw's belief and encouragement turned into…

In Search of: The Perfect Falafel

Each culture has its own interpretation of the falafel, and the same can be said of Mediterranean restaurants. There are national chains who use pre-fab garbanzo powder mixed with water, restaurants who hand-make their falafels with the freshest chick peas and spices available, and everything in between.  

Meet our Makers

I'm the oldest of two girls, but I’m a risk-taker/entrepreneur type which is usually associated with being the last-born. I grew up mostly in the Washington, D.C. area but have gotten to see much of the world as a filmmaker for most of my career. Something cool I own is an Emmy. Something you might not know: I made a movie about women’s roller derby…

Sweet Glamour

She's a little bit country, he's a little but rock-n-roll—and everything in between.

Chamber Night in Lone Tree

On November 15 the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Chamber Night at Park Meadows Retail Resort. Attendees got into the holiday spirit enjoying the decorations and mingling among the businesses that were ready for the season.

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

Making exercise fun again

Working out can get boring. No matter how killer the music is that’s playing in your headphones... and despite the 16 TVs you’re watching at once while thumping out another 30-minute treadmill session, the reward is often found in the thrill of being done.

Second Annual Parker Sip-N-Shop

The Parker Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Sip-n-Shop November 9 at Parker's PACE Center. With over 30 vendors at the fabulous indoor/outdoor market, a full bar, heaters and hot chocolate & cider, people enjoyed a festive experience while shopping local for the holidays.

January 2018 Around Town

For the fifth time in six years, Telluride has been named the #1 ski resort in North America in Condé Nast Traveler's annual reader survey.

15-Minute Workout

No time to make it to the gym? That’s no excuse for skipping your workout! Julie Sneed, Crossfit Castle Rock Trainer and top international Crossfit competitor, shows us an intense 15-minute CrossFit workout so you can kick your own behind, even when you’re housebound. Use your own body weight, or grab items around the house for added intensity—cans of beans for hand…

Four-ward Fitness

 [CENTER BOX ON FIRST PAGE]  Getting--and staying--in shape looks different today than it did just a decade ago. Specialized clubs bring people together in community, keeping them engaged and moving. We've homed in on four fitness regimens that can boast a growing following. From barre fitness to finding the calorie-burn zone, these trends should keep you moving in 2018.  The popularity of Orangetheory Fitness can be…


Award-winning design, functionality and an urban vibe unite at Bellwether Place in RidgeGate of Lone Tree. Built through a partnership between Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities, and designed by Godden|Sudik Architects and Trio Environments interior design, the 18-home community recently won three MAME awards and two silver National awards, including one for design. 


These unconventional books are not only fun to explore on their own, but also work well in tandem. Yoga complements nearly any activity, contemplative hiking can take your outdoor experience to a higher level, and expert trail tips for the Front Range —where trail choices are abundant— can’t go wrong.


Did you overdo it a little over the holidays? Enjoy this cleansing, detoxifying soup full of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and gut-healing ingredients including turmeric, ginger, garlic, cabbage, apple cider vinegar and broth. This recipe is an amalgamation of several favorite recipes I’ve collected over the years. Feel free to substitute your favorite veggies to make it your own. This soup is also perfect when you start to feel the sniffles coming…

Trainer Confessions

Ever wish you knew what your personal trainer knows? Here’s the skinny on some of the best tips and confessions from three top trainers.  

ACS Champions of Hope Butterfly Ball

On November 4, the American Cancer Association hosted an evening of entertainment, dancing, fine dining and an auction. The gala was hosted at the Mile High Station, and proceeds will go toward researching a cure as well as helping those in the midst of fighting cancer. 

Parker Panache Fashion Show

The autumn chill set the right mood for pining after gorgeous frocks in anticipation of the holidays. Parker Panache hosted a fashion show to celebrate, as the evening aimed to highlight a diversity of women. Models ranged from age 17 to the mid-50's.

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Pulling out the decor? Sending the annual holiday cards? Making those once-a-year family recipes?

WIN with Heart

Women in Networking hosted the 3rd Annual WIN with Heart event November 7 at Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch. It included food and wine pairings and a silent auction--the perfect opening acts for the comedy show by Girls Only, The Secret Comedy of Women. 

Luxe & Luscious, Tech & Tots

Can you keep shopping simple and still spread holiday joy to everyone on your list? We think so. This year, spend more time merrying and less time shopping with gifts they'll be happy to touch, smell, hear and taste all year long.

Reuse & Rejoice!

There's no shortage of Do-It-Yourself ideas online these days, and after seeing these dressed-up bulbs on display, we decided to try this holiday project for ourselves. With its simplicity and sparkly appeal, the hardest part of this craft will be deciding whether or not to let the kids help out!

December 2017 Around Town

From Holiday Delight with Magical 3-D Lights to Santa and the Debut of His New Village to Complimentary Gift Wrap and the Largest Selection of Stores Park Meadows Offers Guests Something Truly Special this Holiday Season

Who Am I?

Many years ago I stopped by Abloom Florist in Highlands Ranch for a bouquet of flowers. Picking up a business card at the register, I was surprised to see that the owner, Maxine Alcott, and I shared a surname. To be clear, my maiden name was actually Allcut, but our family bible shows a documented misspelling around the time of…

Rent the Runway, Make an Entrance

Statement tops are all the rage during holiday-party season, and for good reason. Just add bottoms of black, white or denim, throw on some earrings, grab a clutch, and you're good to go!

A Show of Tradition

It’s finally here--the biggest, baddest, reddest, greenest, sparkliest holiday of all!

Grandkids and Granddogs Welcome

 THE CONSUMMATE HOSTS  As a couple, David and Rena Michael have been cultivating their hosting skills for nearly five decades. When it comes to hosting for the holidays, whether it’s “just family” or for large parties, Rena summarizes the secret to success in one word, “Planning!” she declares.  “I take the time to decide who should sit where, which serving dishes I’ll be…

Abloom in Winter

When Maxine and Adam Alcott opened their first floral business in 1986, a small studio west of Santa Fe Drive that specialized in events and hotel decor, Highlands Ranch as a community was just getting going. "We were watching Highlands Ranch grow up around us, and it seemed like a natural move to open a retail store right there, in…

November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

The word gratitude comes up a lot these days, especially in yoga class. I’ll admit I used to hear the yoga instructor talk about gratitude as an “intention,” and I’d immediately think, “Oh yes, I need to be grateful today!” Cross-legged on my mat, I’d send a quick but sincere prayer of thanks out into the universe.

Block Party

Forget the Miracle Mile. We've found the Miracle Block - or two - on Main Street in Historic Downtown Littleton. With unique finds of all kinds, you can revel in retail while keeping your carbon footprint to a minimum. 

There’s an App for That

For the last few years my husband and I have hosted between 25 and 30 people at our home for Thanksgiving, and one of my favorite parts of this tradition is the appetizers.  Our Thanksgiving menu is mostly traditional. I try to mix it up a bit each year, adding a new twist to the stuffing or the vegetable sides…

For local artist Julie Janney

When artist Julie Janney takes her brush to acrylic paint and works it on the canvas, she finally feels free. “I’m a perfectionist by nature,” Janney says. “I pressure myself to be perfect. But when I paint I can let it all go and just work with the acrylic and get in the zone.”

Tasting La Vida Local

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that this lyric from Katherine Lee Bates'  “America the Beautiful” was penned in Colorado; here we are, 134 years later, and those amber waves have lent themselves to the local beer crafting, testing and connoisseur-ing that has become a legitimate Colorado past time. Our state ranks second as the state with the most breweries, and that makes local beer-tasting especially fun, if not convenient. 

T is for Table, G is for Gathering

If you're looking for a unique gift that wows, check out the sweet sophistication of the Prouna My Dragonfly, Honeybee, Butterfly, Ladybug, and Frog Prince collections. With stunning colors – vibrant oranges, purples, rich burgundies, and greens – and sparkling Swarovski crystals. 

IFCS Gives Hope in Douglas County

Douglas County ranks in the top five wealthiest counties in the nation, having climbed up the financial ladder yearly, according to a 2017 report from Headlight Data. But for the 25,000 individuals served annually by IFCS (Integrated Family Community Services), the rising level of affluence in the county only serves to intensify the already glaring gap between the wealthy and…