Lifestyle Letter

2020. Can you believe it? Ready or not, here we are.  As a way to help kickstart the jump back into ho-hum work schedules and workout routines, our January issue focuses primarily on valuing the many variables of health and wellness. But rather than filling each and every page with an inspiring, potentially unaccessible story … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

As always, December is filled to the brim with time commitments. From start to finish, it’s a half-hazard sprint to the new year. In many ways, our December issue reflects as much. There are gifts to give, Botanic Gardens to see, charitable donations to freely offer to those in need; there are ski trips to plan, … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

What are the foods and beverages that bring you life? I’ll go first: My grandmother’s homemade tortillas and a perfectly pulled espresso. Growing up, every occasion was ripe for Mexican food: Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Tuesday nights, breakfast, Easter, when I was sick, when I was happy, when I was sad, and every other meal in between. … Continued

Fashion Forward

“As great as it is terrible, New York is continuously regenerating itself to house and feed some of the world’s most inspirational creators.”   Clothing and art are transferrable between parties. Older siblings pass clothing along to their younger siblings, artists of varying mediums exchange their work for money. Entire pieces of the world are built … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

August and September have a tendency to drag on and on. Fall, perhaps the most wondrous time of year in Colorado, is right there. It can practically be felt in the air and seen in the leaves. But it isn’t here, not quite. As kids and teachers bravely head back to school for more teaching … Continued

Hello, Readers

After four years of college where I willingly chose to get a degree in Sociology—which does not equate to a real job for the most part—I knew that I wanted to be a writer.    The only problem was that being a writer did not equate to a job either. In fact, “being a writer” … Continued

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and … Continued


The Wrangler Cast Iron Fire Pit With Tripod by Cowboy Cauldron Some people pass down family jewels; I plan to pass down a fire pit. Far less likely to lose it, and I’ve never heard of any John Denver tunes being sung around a tennis bracelet.     SOLtrain Stand Up Paddle Board  Made … Continued

No Limits

We can all say that being a female entrepreneur today is in good timing.  Every spring for our women’s issue we take time to celebrate and get to know the women that are making a positive impact on our cityscape and continue to evolve the footprint of our thriving city.   Whether you are an … Continued

On the Cover

Each year we approach the Eco issue with a fresh take thanks to the many contributors we have the privilege of working with each month. At our last editorial pitch gathering—all ideas were on the table—literally. Which is why you’ll notice the tablescape photo inspired by American artist Paul Wonner (April 24, 1920—April 23, 2008) … Continued

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day.   This month, we bring you our … Continued

Avant Artists

February—it’s the shortest and sweetest month of the year, but there’s no shortage of exciting things happening here in Denver. When thinking of ideas for our annual Artist issue, we wanted to get creative ourselves highlighting local talent who beautify the community through different mediums.  You’ll see the muses behind Environmental Graphic Designer Derek Friday, Visual … Continued

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Well, well, well if it isn’t the annual “wellness” issue. January marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the beginning of a new you. Maybe you’ve set some goals for yourself, like the classics—exercise more, eat better—or you’d like to get more involved with a non-profit or learn something new.  Whatever … Continued

For the Foodie

Food — the most delicious way to bring people together. It’s been that way for a millennium and more. Food has brought people together for celebrations, revolutions, and rituals — food has been part of the world’s most pivotal moments.  Besides the world, it’s been part of people’s most pivotal moments. Like for you and … Continued

Hi, Fall

Here’s “fashion” defined.     fash·ion /ˈfaSHən/ noun a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.   Now “style.”   style /stīl/ Noun   a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed.   With our annual “fall fashion” issue, we decided to take … Continued

Retail Reinvented

This month we took a different approach to the usual themes and dove into a hot topic that’s been buzzing around the news — the future of retail.  When corporate giants like Sears, Macy’s and J.C. Penney continue to shut down stores — and other staples like Toys “R” Us no longer exist — it … Continued


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Dear Gents

We told you your time would come, didn’t we, guys? Since the May issue was all about the ladies, we thought it was only fair the June issue be dedicated to the gents of our community. While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you don’t have to be … Continued

Force of the Feminine

Life is complicated externally and, even more so, internally. Every day my internal dialogue is arguing about who I am as an individual. Social? Sometimes. Anxious? Almost always. Driven? At times. Although there’s one thing about myself, I know. It’s the working block of who I am: A Woman.   Cover artist Michelle Robinson (@mister_michelle) … Continued

Say Aloe To My Friends

I have a total of twenty-six PLANTS that live with me. Including a money tree, philodendron, different species of succulents, a huge and slowly growing cactus, air plants, spider plants, a nerve plant, aloe, and a mysterious tree I adopted. Each of these living creatures has different needs and demands. They have different watering schedules, sun requests, and even plants…

Month of Love

Oh, the month of February. It’s short, sweet and filled with sweets (thanks for the handout, Hallmark). Valentine’s Day is a bit of a gimmick for card companies, but at least it makes you reflect on who, or what, you love. 

It only made sense to meet makers this month, because if there’s one thing we learned through these interviews…

Hi, 2018

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. Why do we set ourselves up for failure with lofty goals, that no matter how good, are inevitably a chain of compromises? I recently read an interesting article about goal setting and the best advice was to break down resolutions into smaller goals with no set in stone date.

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

We Love Our Community On behalf of the entire Cherry Creek Lifestyle team, we would like to send our warmest holiday greetings to you and your family. It is truly an honor to share the "good news" of the community with you every month. Additionally, we say a huge "THANK YOU" to the advertising partners that make it all possible.…

My Favorite Things

As the last golden Aspen leaves hang on for the home stretch of fall at lower altitude, the sight of spinning ski lifts in the high country signals that winter is definitely on its way. Here are a few of my favorite things for this beautiful season of the year:

Flavor of the Month

I’m just going to go out on a limb here and admit that I’m one of those people who loves a good PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for the critics who don’t know). It’s more than just a marketing scheme created by Starbucks - I think. Here me out.

On the Cover

The September issue in the editorial world is traditionally the biggest production of the year featuring all things fashion. Why one might ask? I sure did, and after digging around, I found the best explanation from good ole Vogue, the encyclopedia of fashion.

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…


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…


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 

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.