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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

February 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Welcome to February in the Ranch, a month of love, romance and Arts & Culture! While your special someone might be the same year after year, the thriving Arts & Culture scene in and around Highlands Ranch is definitely “mixing it up.” The Lifestyle team had so much fun exploring the thriving cultural scene around town, and we were struck…

Happy New Year!

Key word new. 2017 is here with all its possibilities and - based on the recent history of 2016 - plenty of surprises to be sure! What will the New Year bring for you and yours?

Gifts Given, 
and Received

Each year, Lifestyle Publications starts holiday shopping early -- scouting local boutiques, artisans and stores for gift ideas to help simplify your life during this busy season. This year was no different!

November 2016 Lifestyle Letter

The days are getting shorter, but the opportunities for enjoying the end-of-fall-pre-holiday season abound! Whether you’re focused on celebrating November with friends and family, or dusting off the skis in anticipation of Colorado’s real sports season, you’ll want to read on.

This is not your grandma’s Health 
& Fitness issue.

Welcome to beautiful October and our Health & Fitness issue! No offense to all the hip-and-fit grandmas out there, but if I had a nickel for every fitness-trend-diet-craze article I’ve read in my life, well, I’d have a lot of nickels. This isn't that: I was amazed by how much I learned this month as we looked closely at what…

Welcome to September and a New Season of Style!

September in Colorado might be full of hot, Indian Summer days, but it's hard to resist the urge to snap up the fun fall trends popping up in stores and online. For me, fall fashion has always been about self-expression, from grade-school days when choosing the perfect “first-day outfit" had the power to make or break your whole year, to…

Dog Days Ahead

“Dog Days of Summer” is our theme this month, and — big surprise to me — the term itself doesn’t have anything to do with dogs lying around in the heat, too stifled to move. It does refer to this increasingly hot spell between July and late August, but the ancient Greeks called them the “Dog Days” because they coincide…

…And the Living 
is Easy

Summer, like it does for many kids, smelled like chlorine and tasted like soft serve ice cream (vanilla and chocolate swirled; we could never choose). It sounded like lifeguard whistles and chalk scraping the sidewalk. It felt exhilarating and exhausting – at the same time. It was white, like the cloudless sky closest to the sun, and it went on…

The Man-azine

June has long been devoted to dudes—it's National Men's Health Month, it's open season for mountain men, and, of course, it houses that all-important holiday for dads. So, we decided to make our June issue a bit more testosterone-tinged than usual. My biggest surprise? It's not that different.

Hello Spring

May has always been my favorite month. This is because of a combination of things: it’s one of the most important people in my life’s birthday (my grandma), the weather is among the best we get all year and it tempts us with all the incredible possibilities of summer. May is pretty much the gateway to everything fun and good.

Welcome Home

“Where are you from?” isn’t an easy question for me. Since I was born on the East Coast, raised in South Dakota, moved to Minnesota for journalism school—where my family now resides—and started my career in New York City, I like to think I was sculpted from each of these places before arriving in Denver last summer.

April 2016 Lifestyle Letter

So here’s the thing. I actually really like the suburbs. The cool kids may live in Highlands or RiNo or whatever the trendy abbreviation is this month, but I’ll take my slower-paced, kid-filled, more-grass-than-asphalt neighborhood any day. And it’s not just about having a bigger house or better schools or a safer place to live; suburbia can provide the kind…