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…

VIP Night

Colorado Plastic Surgery Center hosted a VIP Event featuring demonstrations on MicroNeedling and Kybella treatments, makeup consultations, gift bags and door prizes, wine and appetizers, and special pricing packages. Photography Tara Demmon

Design After Dark | AMASS

Design Council of Denver Art Museum’s annual celebration of Denver’s design community took place on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1990 S. Broadway. This mid-winter party and fundraiser was made possible by 5280 Home, Sherwin-Williams, and Xssentials. Photography Sara Ford

Around Town

Stuart Weitzman has partnered with Pencils of Promise (PoP) to share in its mission to create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. With a focus on creating quality elementary education programs within the rural regions of developing nations, Stuart Weitzman will fund the building of three schools: one in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos.…

Working It

We were able to learn a little about what inspired them to begin their businesses, what they love most about their work, and what keeps them fighting when things get tough. Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or looking for inspiration to continue in your current career, these women’s stories may be the boost you're seeking.


Latte art isn’t a term found in art books or history papers, but the science is easy: Combine crema, which is the emulsion of coffee oil and brewed coffee, and the microfoam, which is the air in milk, to create two liquids that don’t mix. Add one creative barista and you’ll find art.

Jennifer M. Godshalk

You could say that Castle Rock-based artist Jennifer M. Godshalk is kind of like the marvel next door. You don’t really expect someone so nice and unassuming – and with such an inspiring story to boot – to be so successful in the art world. But there she is down south, using her home as her studio where she creates…

Ooh la la!

There are not many things that can rival the aroma that escapes a just-out-of-the-oven croissant when you break it apart and get ready to take that first bite. Make that croissant a product of the Pierre Michel Bakery in Highlands Ranch and you won’t be able to wait a second longer before digging in. Steeped in the tradition of high…

Me Lichen

Care, Light and Temperature: 
Air plants need indirect sunlight and warm temperatures, as they are native to the Southern US, and Central and South America. Air plants thrive at temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees F, so here in Colorado, keep them indoors.

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…