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…

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

Parabo Press: Inspired by small-batch print processes, Parabo Press is the perfect gift for the photo-taking woman in your life. Offering products from square prints, both black and white and color engineer prints, 14-month photo calendars, glass prints and hardcover photo books, there’s truly something for everyone. Parabo.Press

LIV Sotheby’s Holiday Party

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers and guests celebrated the holidays in style at the luxury real estate firm’s annual Holiday Party held at The Cable Center, in Denver. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is Colorado’s exclusive lifestyle-inspired brokerage firm with 13 offices. Photography by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

February 2017 Around Town

Restaurateur and Owner of Destination Hospitality Restaurant Group (Aurum, Hush Concepts) opened Table79 Foodbar in the former bistro c.v. space in Steamboat, Colorado. An 84 seat, New American restaurant, the Foodbar will be a multi-seat marquis seating option offering guests the front row to hearth-style cooking. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Natalie Neiderhofer, the menu will offer composed yet casual…

SOSU

It’s a cold early January morning in the Centennial home of sculptor Stephanie Wilson Thomas. She’s filling coffee cups for her artist friends as they gather in her warm kitchen, scribbling down their plans for the coming year. The women, some of whom have known each other for more than 20 years, are laughing, making jokes, but they are serious…

to write

In honor of interviewing a calligrapher, I decided to whip out a pen and draft Hannah Howard’s story by hand. Of course, it’s (much) faster to draft on a laptop, but after talking with Howard about her lifelong passion for handwriting and fonts, it sparked an interest to appreciate an overlooked art form: written language.

EXPERT SAYS

Julie just turned 62. Her entire career she has been maxing out her 401(k) plan and, with company matches and growth in the funds, she has finally reached $1 million. Julie is excited to retire, travel and spend more time with her husband, kids and grandkids.

Pantone Color of the Year Picks

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

Call of the Wild

My ideas about dog sledding came from Jack London’s famous novels Call of the Wild and White Fang; Disney also threw in a bone with their not-so-famous 2006 movie Eight Below. All in all, it seemed like an amazing experience. So when we had the assignment to do a dog sledding feature, I was all in.