What’s In The Bag


Local’s Choice

 Who: Jennifer Starbuck  What: Editorial coordinator for Highlands Ranch Lifestyle  Where: HighlandsRanchLifestylePubs.Com

Just Do 5 Things

The November issue of Highlands Ranch Lifestyle is all about giving. Sure, it’s about giving thanks and reflecting on our blessings—of course—because that’s what we do around Thanksgiving Day every year.

No More Heartache

Dr. Steve Leonard is kind of a big deal in the world of pediatric cardiology. He's one of only five surgeons in the state who can perform a delicate and arduous surgery called “the Norwood”—a procedure for babies who don’t get enough oxygen into their bodies because of a malformed cardiopulmonary system. 

Instagram à la Mode

 Article and Photography  We've harvested a fashionable crop of local Instagrammers for fall—their alluring styles range from classic to hip—so don't be surprised if you find yourself clicking "Follow"!  (place the following as a side bar or separate from introduction)

Spelling It Out

 Article Jodi Michael Horner  Newly minted high-school freshman Ankit Mukkamar has a way with words—or at the very least—spelling them correctly! He's attended the district spelling bee three times and made it to State twice. We caught up with the busy teen and asked him to share with us some of his favorite things.  Favorite thing about living in Highlands Ranch area?

Like Father, Like Son

 Article and Photography  Summer Activity: Swimming  "It's so refreshing and cool in the hot summer."

Mother + Daughter Duet: Lisa and Erin Holsteen

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

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.  

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.

In the Golf Bag of

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


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…

April 2017 Local’s Choice

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

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."

Pantone Color of the Year Picks

Who: Jessica Duce, What: Interior Designer, Where: JDuce Designs

Steve Van Diest’s Picks

Get to Know Your Local Community

Cailin Clements’ Mood Board

WHO | Cailin Clements, WHAT | Owner/Stylist/Expert at The Paper Chandelier, WHERE | 2370 W Main 
 Street, Littleton

Roadside Oases

As authentic as it gets, Little Bear Saloon and Restaurant is a slice of living history in the Rocky Mountain region. Home to legendary live music and entertainment for more than 40 years, Little Bear has the reputation of being Colorado’s rowdiest mountain bar. Featuring menu favorites like “Rocky Mountain Natural Meats” bison burgers, homemade pizza and weekly specials that…

Bear’s 7 Summer Picks

1. Condiments for Pups, yum! Petchup.us 2. Functional Dog Fashion — no more freaking out over thunder. ThunderShirt.com

What I Love About Summer

1. Summery Cocktails - "Sipped at a restaurant with a fantastic patio."

dude food

Our selection of local dude food and manly meals you have to get your hands on. Great for grilling out, snacking in or going on a great escapade.

A Few of My Favorite Things – Couture Wedding Edition

Who: Angie JehuWhat: Owner of Couture Videos, custom movies created from existing photos and/or videoWhere: Lone Tree; 
No-More-Cookie-Cutter Bridesmaid Dresses. “For best results, use a cohesive color scheme, but let your girls choose their dresses in varying styles and lengths.”
Outdoor Venues. “Gorgeous views and vibrant color will make any wedding unique and unforgettable.”
Nature-Inspired Reception Décor. “I love how warm and…

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Arteriors lighting and accessories: Their lighting selections are super interesting. Plus, they add a nice level of sophistication to any space. CB2 Movie Sofa: This sofa is deep and perfect for lounging any time of the day. Not only is it super comfortable, but it is also well-priced—it retails for just over $1,100. I have it in my apartment! Kymo…