Feminine Features

 Article Jodi Michael Horner | Photography Chayce Lanphear  The interior of the Westridge abode in Highlands Ranch was getting "really masculine," according to designer Trish Bonney. “I kept saying (to the wife) we have to put you in here, make it more feminine!”  

Movers + Shakers

 Article Susan Gerstenzang | Photography Gina Khrestsov  The Hotel Rep  Christine Fridlund

Old Québec City—a Touch of Europe North of the Border

 Article Fred W. Wright Jr.  Itching for a getaway from the familiar to the historic? And you would love to get to Europe except you don’t want to fly the Atlantic? No problem. Just head north to Québec City in Quebec.   

Mother + Daughter Duet: Lisa and Erin Holsteen

 Article Jodi Michael Horner | Photography Raemi Vermiglio  Retro sunglasses  The Unlisted Market, $12, TheUnlistedMarket.com

What Sixty Looks Like

 Article Dawson Butler | Photography Jodi Michael Horner    

Mothers, Mentors and Master Beds

May is an amalgam to me: part spring, part summer, part beginning—with more social gatherings and weddings on the horizon, and part ending—with school careers and graduations to attend. Despite its inherent momentum, it’s also a month for a bit of reflection with Mother’s Day, our chance to celebrate our own mothers and the women … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Cover Band Performs Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” Classic Albums Live recreates Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours with skilled vocalists and musicians who honor the work with no gimmicks, no make-up or other illusions employed by tribute bands. Note for note, cut for cut, the attention to detail is staggering; every sound from the album is masterfully duplicated live on stage. … Continued

Bear Mortgage Ribbon Cutting

Bear Mortgage hosted a Grand Opening on April 5 to celebrate their new office space in the Denver Tech Center. Business partners, clients and friends attended to congratulate and support the growth of Bear Mortgage.

Movers + Shakers Photoshoot

Here’s a behind-the-scenes sneak-peek showing off just a few outtakes & “fun-takes” from our Movers + Shakers feature this month. A special thanks to the Hilton Garden Inn South Park for hosting us!

The Unlisted Market hosts Ladies’ Night Out

Women from around the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and Littleton areas brought their friends for a free glass of wine and enjoyed sales from vendors at The Unlisted Market, located at the northeast corner of University and County Line Road. Ladies Night Out is hosted the first Thursday of every month, so join in the … Continued

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

HIGHLANDS RANCH - The Highlands Ranch Community Association and Davidsons Beer, Wine & Spirits present a NEW wine event for our 2018 beverage tasting line-up! Join us Saturday, April 21 as we take you around the globe trying different wines! 

Chinese New Year Celebration

The Chinese New Year Celebration and Cultural Fair was held Saturday, February 17 at Southridge Rec Center. Traditional music, Dragon, Lion and folk dances, and martial art-Kung Fu demonstrations marked the Year of the Dog. A Cultural Fair and Taste of China featured traditional folk art displays, Chinese shops, and Chinese New Year refreshments.

Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant

Colorado’s Miss Amazing pageant provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. The 2018 queens were crowned on March 4. Preteen: Lilly Hinsley, Junior teen: Bianca-Marie Ross, Teen: Anna Stotts, Junior Miss: Cynda Murrow, Miss: Hillary MacAdam, Senior Miss: Angie Kassem.

Complete CryoSpa Ribbon Cutting

Complete CryoSpa has opened in Highlands Ranch! CryoSpa technology is used for decreasing fatigue, reducing soreness and inflammation, boosting immune system, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, chronic pain and inflammation, weight loss management and many anti-aging skin treatments. Find them at 2209 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, 303-471-CRYO & CompleteCryoSpa.com

Green, GO!

Whether it's a jaunt downtown or a journey abroad, join the travel savvy elite by toting eco-friendly gear.

It’s hip to BEE-keeping


Growing up, Sandy Holcomb never dreamed that she would one day be a parks ranger working to foster Colorado’s native bee population. Holcomb works as a park ranger for Highlands Ranch Metro District and remembers “chasing swarms” when she first started—she and other rangers were in charge of handling swarming bees. (Swarming is a defensive mechanism, Holcomb explains, that is…

The Bimmers and the Bees

I was seven years old when I was introduced to the notion of "going green" (we didn't call it that in the 70's, but I digress.) I remember crushing aluminum cans with my dad on the asphalt of our driveway. When you're seven, the world and its resources seem endless, so it didn't really occur to me that the primary objective in recycling…

A Salient Solution

Gitanjali Rao’s eyes dance and a smile lights up her face as she clutches an unassuming bright blue box. A 12-year-old Lone Tree resident and 7th grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch, Rao was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” and awarded $25,000 last October in a contest sponsored by 3M and Discovery Education. The box is Rao’s winning invention—and it…

Spring into Southwestern Flavor

 Citrus, Mango, and Avocado Salsa  This citrus salsa is made with some of my favorite tropical fruits: mangos and avocados. Spoon it over pan-fried tilapia or just set it out as an appetizer with tortilla chips and watch it disappear.   Makes 3 cups 

An Eco-straordinary SUV

The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive40e has revved up the luxury hybrid market. It’s a BMW—which means yes, it’s a pleasure to drive—but it’s also a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid.

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?


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.

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.  

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…

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.

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


A Handmade Valentine’s Day

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

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.

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.

24 Hours with an Artist

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

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!

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.

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.
  

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. 

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.

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.

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…

FORM + FUNCTION

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. 

Well-read

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.