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What Sixty Looks Like

 Article Dawson Butler | Photography Jodi Michael Horner    

Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

 WHO: Angela Harris
WHAT: Principal & Creative Director at TRIO Environments
WHERE: Denver  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…

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…

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!


For a quiet moment alone or with loved ones, the Sanctuary Center in Sedalia might just be the most mysterious, tranquil and little-known (till now) places in Douglas County. Small shrines created by previous visitors commemorate beloved pets and lament lost loves, while a "wish tree" made of ribbons blows softly in the wind, revealing the written hopes and dreams of…

The Stories of Us

There are few things in life more precious than candid photographs of those special moments. As a professional photographer, I put a huge emphasis on capturing natural spontaneous photographs. Extreme photojournalism I call it! Here, a few tips for commemorating those special, often unexpected, moments.

Boost your Zen

The transition into fall is exciting, but it can be stressful too. Getting the kids back to school and ourselves back to work can make us feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here, are few tips for achieving mindfulness in under 10 minutes a day.

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…

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.…

Buy Local, Buy Unique

Do you really want to be part of the stampeding masses this holiday season? Think beyond the herds at the big-box joints and join the Small Business Saturday movement on Nov. 26. In case you need some home-grown inspiration, we’ve found some for you at Unlisted, an artisan and boutique market located at 8262 S University Blvd in Centennial.


The last few years have seen an explosion of new fitness technology, making it easier to track everything from the number of steps taken in a given day to how our friends are doing with their gym aspirations. To help make sense of the overwhelming number of fitness wearables and apps currently on the market, Highlands Ranch Lifestyle talked to…

… And the Lights Go Down

Award-winning National Geographic Photographer Steve Winter will lead you around the world in search of big cats, from Asian jungles with its resilient tiger populations to the Himalayas, home of the rare snow leopard.

Local’s Choice

1. Fishing Pole Travel Case – "Has dad been throwing his fishing poles in the back of his truck, just to arrive at his favorite stream with a tangled, broken mess? Not anymore!"

A Mother/Daughter’s 
Summer Smitten List

Clyfford Still Museum – If you haven’t been, go! Even if this isnot your preferred art style, everyone needs to go to this museum. It is not often you get to see one artist’s life’s work all in one location. , Postino’s Lohi – this wine cafe is our go-to mother/daughter happy hour spot. Every wine on the list is…