Hair of the Dog

A comment that stuck with me is when a friend visiting from Vancouver pointed out how many dogs there were when taking a stroll around Capitol Hill. I thought ‘well, I guess’ as I grasped onto my two leashes attached to Mimi the lab and Ziix, the cutest pug. If I had to guess, there’s one dog for every human.

Rest & Relax

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” has been on repeat since the summer solstice. It’s my favorite season (a close competitor is fall), and I’m soaking in every carefree moment. I can’t even keep track of all of the ‘out of the office’ emails I’ve gotten this season, but I’m certainly not complaining. It feels like a real summer break.

Challenge Accepted

This Mother’s Day holds a special place in my heart as my husband and I are expecting our first child this year! While I am thrilled to embark upon this next chapter of our lives, I also find myself evaluating how to balance both my career and motherhood. Not surprisingly, I quickly turned to my mom for her advice on…

Bidding Adieu to the 2016-2017 Ski Season

Ten years ago, if you told me that I would only get ten days on the hill, I would have thought that was a slow two weeks. After logging exactly “zero” days on my pass last year, my stoke level to get ten this year was pretty high. My season kicked off in an unexpected, yet awesome fashion, in Telluride.…

A House Versus A Home

A house is not a home until the interior design is set and the personality of the house is displayed through trinkets, knickknacks and family photos. At least, that’s what I used to think. I learned a lot the past two years after my first homebuyer saga. My boyfriend Michael and I bought our first house last fall, and while…

Makers

During our monthly planning meeting (dubbed ‘Deadlines & Donuts’) we collectively had a million ideas for the theme, Arts & Culture. We all know that Denver is for art lovers. As much as we would love to feature so many of the talented artists, all using different mediums, we narrowed it down to a few stand out makers for this…

Food for Thought

With the holiday season behind us, I like to jump into the New Year ready for new adventures. I try to set new fitness and wellness goals on a yearlong (or more) path to a healthier lifestyle.

Giving Back

Finally the end of 2016 has wrapped up and we’re moving forward into another year. I always look forward to this season. It seems like days that have been moving so fast for months finally slow down as busy work schedules have subsided to family gatherings and holiday festivity. We come together to celebrate the year that has been, and…

Don’t Be A Gaper!

As ski resorts are now preparing to open, many of Colorado’s new transplants are eager to get out and enjoy all the incredible skiing and boarding that Colorado has to offer. While many new residents have been skiing for years, thousands will be hitting the hill for the first time.

Trick or Treat

October has been, and will always be, my favorite month. A large part of this has to do with the silliest holiday of all time, Halloween. Each year my five-year-old self is resurrected all month long, and the vibrant feelings of excitement still haven’t left my soul.

Lifestyle Letter

I recently stumbled upon one of those cliche personality quizzes to see what “color” best describes your personality. I decided to put it to the test and see how accurate it was. The quiz went through a variety of basic questions such as,

Man’s Best Friend

My whole life I have grown up with dogs. So, it only made sense when I moved out of my parent’s house at 18, I would get my own pup. Despite the stress of leaving the nest and being out in the real world for the first time, my first move as an independent woman was to get myself a…

Festivaaaaal!

For many die-hard music fans, summer means festival season. Living in the state of Colorado, we are privilege to some of the best in the country right out our back door.

For the Dads 
& Dudes

While summer is not officially here until June 20th, the telltale signs are definitely around us.

In Bloom

There’s something so rejuvenating about the month of May. The trees are awakening, flowers are budding to say hello to the sun, summer travel plans are closer than ever, and it’s finally wedding season. I’m starting to think May is my favorite time of year.

Strictly Business

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is one of those questions every little girl and boy is asked from kindergarten all the way to college. The children’s responses are often times imaginative. Johnny wants to be a firefighter, astronaut and doctor. He’s been imagining different scenarios since he got his first toy fire truck. But…

A Beautiful Mess.

I often tell my A-type husband that someday he is going to miss tripping over those Hot Wheels left in hallway, or the loud noises coming from the toy room as our kids play super hero’s. Eventually, he cannot help but agree with me. What makes a home isn’t necessarily the items in that home, but more importantly, the feeling…

The Creative 
Culture

Growing up in my home was like an artist’s jungle gym. My parents and two older sisters (I’ll never let them forget that) are all artists, each with their own medium of choice. My dad the Renaissance man, has always enjoyed woodworking, photography and even had a violin making phase; my mom would make felt bags, commissioned paintings and now…

Life of food.

For the majority of my working career, the food and beverage industry was my primary source of employment. The progression from bussing tables, to later opening my own restaurant, certainly had all the ups and downs that you would expect.