Pet Tales

It sounds sort of silly to some people, but being with dogs relies heavily on being present and having the right energy. Dogs sense when you’re scared, uncomfortable, stressed, nervous, worked-up or distracted. 

August 2019 Around Town

Ladies-Only Drivers Class Join the Rocky Mountain Region of Porsche Club of America for its annual Ladies-Only High-Performance Driver Education on Aug. 10 at the Colorado State Patrol Track in Golden. This is the largest women-only track event in the nation. The event is open to all women regardless of experience and all makes of … Continued

Fox Hill Farm Grand Opening

Fox Hill Farm celebrated its Grand Opening Party June 29 with music, food trucks, farm tours and giveaways. LiveInFoxHill.com

Some of Our Favorite Things: Kids, Pets and Travel!

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued

Fast Cars and Freedom

The Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Centennial Airport hosted its Fast Cars and Freedom Showcase June 29. Visitors were able to view the T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, Gulfstream, Fouga Magister and Lear 45-class jets up close, as well some amazing cars from Ferrari and the Central Colorado Corvette Club. Photography by Paul Gordon

Mici Grand Opening

Mici Handcrafted Italian opened at Dransfield and Twenty Mile Road, its sixth location in Parker, and kicked off festivities with a float in the Parker Days Parade. Mici is a family-run, fast-casual restaurant serving authentic Italian food, offering dine-in, catering, carryout and delivery.

Treehive Chiropractic Grand Opening

Dr. Tim Zittle and team hosted a ribbon cutting/launch party for their new Parker practice June 13. Serving up love, hope and healing to those who need it most, Treehive's goal is to help you feel and function as well as you can for as long as you can so you can focus on the things that … Continued

A Mom’s Wanderlust

I couldn’t imagine waiting until the AARP magazines started arriving in my mailbox to experience a streetside café in Paris or looking up in wonder at the masterpieces in Europe’s grand museums. I wanted to do those things again with my children ...

Doggy Power

Graphic designer and illustrator Brittany Henson’s creativity shows up in her hand-lettered greeting cards, T-shirts and home design goods, including her pet illustration pillows. She came up with the idea for her business, Grain+Dot, about seven years ago after shopping for a greeting card. She couldn't find anything inspiring, so she started making her own, imbued with her unorthodox, dry sense of…

Teen Spaces

Interior designer Kathy Helfrich of JDuce Designs says this redesigned 12-year-old boy’s bedroom adds industrial-hip touches and frees up space for him to hang out with friends or simply spend time reading.

The Trail Season

Growing up in the Front Range, my parents never took me into the mountains. The mountains were there to direct me on which way was West. It wasn't until I went to Fort Lewis College in Durango in the '90s that I truly got a taste of all the trails offered. When I had to move back home after college for a…

Get Outside and Get Inspired

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

Cattle Crossing 5K

Parker Parks and Recreation and RNK Running and Walking sponsored the annual Cattle Crossing 5K at Tallman Meadow Park in Parker June 1. Participants were highly encouraged to wear their best cowboy and cow getups. About 150 people participated. The top overall male and female finishers were Jay Hoskinson and Sarah Cottle of Parker.

July 2019 Around Town

New Head Pastor Aaron Couch is the new head pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Parker. Aaron says he is most excited for, “new opportunity, new adventure—the people that we’ve met in Parker have been wonderful.” He preached his first weekend April 21. Aaron currently resides in Idaho and has been there for more than … Continued

Parker Days

Parker Days, a signature event of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, was held June 6–10. Photos courtesy of Johnnie Medina of Through the Lens Photography

DIY Your Way to a Bug-Free Summer

Adult- and Kid-Friendly Natural Bug Repellents from A Beautiful Mess Photos and Article by A Beautiful Mess Adult Blend What you need + 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 1 ½ ounces distilled water (minus 1 teaspoon to … Continued

Outdoor Playlist

A relaxed summer vibe brings the Colorado music scene alive. From small mountain-town parks featuring local bands to large stadium concerts headlining the hottest acts, there is no shortage of high-quality and superbly entertaining music. Coloradans have a broad taste in music, and musicians of many genres clamor to perform here. Home to one of the most astounding natural amphitheaters in the country, Colorado boasts a thriving homegrown music…

Designing an Oasis

The focal point of this Castle Rock master bath built in the early 2000s had been the massive jacuzzi tub with its bulky surround, something the current owners just didn’t use that often.

The Beauty of Giving Back

When Stacey James opened Stacey James Salon and Spa in Parker over 10 years ago, she found it difficult to hire stylists who had the technical and creative skills required for today’s beauty industry. Stacey saw a need and decided to fill it. Soon after opening her salon she also created and opened Stacey James Institute, a full-service cosmetology and…

Eric Goodman’s On My Bookshelf

Dr. Eric Goodman, founder of Meridian Success Group, is a certified coach, consultant and trainer who specializes in helping business leaders, executives and professionals overcome challenges, plan for the future and create greater wins while maximizing success in business and in life.

Lessons in Life

There is value in our work, what we do every day to earn a living and support our families and those around us. We know this to be true. Here, Parker Lifestyle’s Men of Influence bring that truth into focus by sharing what they’ve learned along their different life journeys. Both of these Parker men may leave the house every…

Cheers to the Influential Men in Our Lives

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all of the influential men in our lives and in our community. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, and with the summer season underway, … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Derrick White Basketball Academy June 24–27 Nothing But Net Elite Basketball Academy of Parker is hosting the Derrick White Basketball Academy for youth ages 6–18 from June 24–27 at the Parker Field House. Derrick White currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs and is a Parker-grown talent who played at Legend High School and was … Continued

Sky Ridge Medical Center South Parker ER Groundbreaking

Sky Ridge Medical Center broke ground on Sky Ridge South Parker ER April 17. The Sky Ridge leadership team, Councilmen Jeff Toborg and John Diak, Parker Chamber President Dennis Houston and County Commissioner Abe Laydon, broke ground at the site at the northwest corner of Parker and Hess roads, where the support structure is already … Continued

A Taste of France: La Petite Crêperie

A new restaurant in Parker is gathering together early risers and Francophiles alike with the owner's lifelong love of crêpes.

SECOR Bags and Baubles

It was a great afternoon with girlfriends supporting families in need! Kendra Scott jewelry partnered with SECOR Cares for the SECOR Bags and Baubles fundraiser, which offered jewelry for purchase and beautiful high-end purses and bags to bid on. The event raised $6,000. SECOR Cares in Parker is a free food market and financial resource center. SECORCares.com

Cinco de Mayo at Outlets at Castle Rock

Outlets at Castle Rock welcomed Colorado shoppers and fiesta-goers for a weekend-long Cinco de Mayo celebration fit for the whole family. The two-day festivities included live dance performances, music and delicious bites from popular local food trucks. 

Dialed In and Punched Out

 Year: 1970  Make: Plymouth  Model: 'Cuda 408

Building Up Nations

“Life is not about how much money you make and the stuff you have. It is about the impact you can have on other’s lives and the opportunities you can create for them.” –Andrew Clough

Celebrating the Women in Our Lives

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration … Continued

Ladies of Parker

 Kathy Sabine  Chief Meteorologist at 9News  "I am a 53-year-old working mom, horse lover and chief meteorologist at 9News. A country girl at heart, I have lived in Parker for 25 years and enjoy riding my horses and growing hay on my 40-acre ranch east of Parker, where my husband and I are raising our 11-year-old son. Our older children…

A Little Stitch of Love

Judging from the sounds of laughter spilling out of a conference room and the clicking of needles, the women of the Needle Arts Guild have called their monthly meeting to order at Parker Adventist Hospital. 

Parker Racquet Club Opening

The Parker Racquet Club had its grand opening in March and celebrated with a PRC Open tennis tournament March 29-30. Visit the club at 18396 Plaza Drive or ParkerRacquetClub.Com.

May 2019 Around Town

Jeni Fleck Promoted Parker Lifestyle Publisher Jeni Fleck has accepted the position of Launch Coach for the Colorado market for Lifestyle Publications, the parent company of Parker Lifestyle magazine. Jeni will help coach new publishers and create successful Lifestyle magazine start-ups. She is in the process of helping launch four new magazines in Colorado. Lifestyle … Continued

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Craft Beer 101

Welcome Home Brewery owner Sharon Murphy says she has some advice for those traditionally non-beer drinkers who are interested in learning more about enjoying craft brews: Just have fun. 

The Proof of a Good Cuppa

Emily Wuckert is a young entrepreneur who loves family, coffee and the outdoors. Her 10th grade geometry teacher's passion and joy inspired Emily to pursue her own career and life that she truly enjoys. At 18 years old, Emily opened Coffee Theorem coffee bar, based on the proof that quality ingredients and expertise equal good coffee. Today, customers experience those variables in the passion…

Parker Secret Closet Gala

Parker Secret Closet held its first Fashion Exhibit and Anniversary Gala to raise money for its mission of providing free special-occasion dresses, tuxedos and accessories for teens. The gala was held at the Vehicle Vault on April 5 and included a silent auction and display of teen fashion designers' creations using recycled materials. 

Eco-Friendly Must-Haves

As a Colorado-based eco-fashion and lifestyle blogger raised in Parker, I am working to be a conscious consumer, one step at a time. I hope to significantly reduce my impact on this planet while striving to inspire others to do the same. I have been buying more clothes that are second-hand and vintage. And I love finding clothes that are made out…

Parker’s Best-Kept Secret

 How It Works  • Parker Secret Closet accepts donations of gently used or new special-occasion dresses less than five years old, as well as dress shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and graduation caps and gowns. They also accept monetary donations and volunteer hours to keep the store running.  • The owners of a tuxedo rental shop in Highlands Ranch retired last year and donated…

Party Alfresco

Ah, April. After a long winter, this month holds the promise of warmer days spent outdoors with friends and family with chirping birds setting the soundtrack for spring. 

Springing into Eco

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at Parker Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Parker Secret Closet Fashion Exhibit and Anniversary Gala Help Parker Secret Closet celebrate its one-year anniversary with the Parker Secret Closet Fashion Exhibit and Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser from 6–9 p.m. April 4 at the Vehicle Vault in Parker. With each ticket purchased, you will receive hors d’oeuvres, desserts, two drink tickets (beer and wine for those … Continued

Extreme’s Long Road

"I’ve watched Parker grow up. When I started my shop, there were only nine auto shops in town. There was no Home Depot, no Walmart or Target. Now there are 52 auto shops in the area—lots of competition." – Dennis Brewster, owner of Extreme Auto Repair

The Art Of Up-Cycling

After more than 30 years of collecting old horse blankets, silver buckles and turquoise beads, Kim Plank of Centennial joined with her daughters to create P.S. Wares, a fashion brand that features handmade jewelry, handbags and clothing using Kim's stash.

Eco Ride

It’s a chilly winter day, and Elevation Cycles of Parker sales manager Don Krieg and owner Tyler Pilger are outside the shop talking electric bicycles.

State of the Town Address

The Rotary Club of Parker hosted the annual State of the Town address Feb. 27. Mayor Waid gave an update on the growth and happenings in Parker. Local citizens were also recognized for their dedication to making our town, state and world a better place. 

1. Handmade porcelain Bright Angle Monday mug, $42; Hand-hammered solid copper cocktail shaker, $48; H2 Designs hand-poured soy candle, $18; available at Meadowlark in Parker.

“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, and where we keep our most prized possessions. This month, we bring you … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Camp DCL: Full-Day Spring Break Camps Douglas County Libraries’ spring break camps for kids, March 18–22, offer fun, hands-on experiences with cooking, global culture, art, movie-making, music-video creation and super-creative superhero LEGO ingenuity.  Parents can choose from three full-day camps for kids ages 6–11: Around the World with Cooking & Art Camp (ages 6–10) at the … Continued