Feeling Good, Being Well

It seems everywhere we turn we hear about wellness, but what does it really mean? A current study underway at the Stanford Prevention Research Center is setting out to learn just that.

Project C.U.R.E. and Vicente Fox Celebrate Giving

Project C.U.R.E., the nation’s largest provider of donated medical equipment to developing countries, recently welcomed Vicente Fox, Mexico’s 55th president, to its distribution headquarters in Centennial. Fox was there to commemorate the nonprofit’s 70th, 53-foot-long cargo container of medical supplies donated to Mexico. Photography by Jimmy Dozer

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic at Colorado Golf Club

The National Kidney Foundation held its annual NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic July 24 at the Colorado Golf Club.

HOW, WHAT & WHY

Some of us might hear the term essential oils and wonder, Why are they essential? If they are “absolutely necessary,” as essential is defined in most dictionaries, how have I made it this far without them? But look up the definition of essential as it pertains to oil and you’ll find something much different. My panic subsides. I call my…

Day of the Dead Dinner Party

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that dates back hundreds of years. November 1 is “Día de los Inocentes” (Day of the Innocents) and also known as Día de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2 is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Día de los Muertos is a time…

Having It All

Ask Sales Manager Leanne McGuire what makes the active lifestyle 55+ community Toll Brothers at Inspiration so special and she doesn’t hesitate. “I like to say it’s a lot of like-minded people that have come together at the same stage in their lives,” says McGuire. “They want to simplify—they’re not so much downsizing as ‘right sizing’ their homes to allow…

When Change is in the Air

Maybe the divorce is your idea, or maybe it was the last thing you saw coming. Either way, there are a few steps you can take so that it doesn't feel like the end of the world. Knowing/doing these 8 key things up front can help you and your family feel safe and in control. So you and your loved…

The Stories of Us

There are few things in life more precious than candid photographs of those special moments. As a professional photographer, I put a huge emphasis on capturing natural spontaneous photographs. Extreme photojournalism I call it! Here, a few tips for commemorating those special, often unexpected, moments.

FARM+FRESH+FALL

With the fall comes many good things - relief from the summer heat, a chance to watch the aspens shift from vibrant green to fiery yellow, shorter days and a sense of things becoming a little bit cozier. But fall can also be a time of hurriedness - kids are heading back to school, and languid summer days at home…

Making Your Way to 10K

1 Build your mileage - The biggest challenge of running is to actually start running! At first, running won’t be fun and your body will rebel. But I promise, it’s all about consistency. Make sure you’re running 2-3 days a week so your body and muscles can build up strength and endurance. Remember—it’s not about volume, it’s about making it…

Effortless September Style

Now more than ever, our personal style tells people who we are — our political persuasion, our social status, our religious belief, which “tribe” we belong to. We might wish it weren’t so, but according to acclaimed designer Miuccia Prada, “when you get dressed you are making public your idea about yourself. Clothes are powerful signifiers.

September 2017 Around Town

The DAM has been privately fundraising for the North Building renovation for the last five years, receiving generous support from many early donors. The museum is also participating in the City of Denver’s General Obligation bond process to help fund ADA compliance, as well as life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and outdoor-safety upgrades. The bond would help to complete the…

Maniacal Still

If you were on the planet in 1987, you might remember the 10,000 Maniacs’ chart-busting album In My Tribe. Featuring timeless hit singles "Hey Jack Kerouac," "Like The Weather" and "What's The Matter Here?," the album was voted one of the 100 most important releases of the decade by Rolling Stone Magazine. For many of us, it cemented the alt-rock…

Fashion Says

Your style is as unique and free as your spirit. You go through your day with the flow and your clothing and accessories match your easy-going attitude.

The Rites of Fall

Autumn’s best looks bring together the best of all worlds. Comfort and luxury. Structure and flow. Feminine florals and bold silhouettes. Power-reds and jewel tones. And did you know you can find it all at your local boutiques? Here, our favorite looks from 5 local boutiques near you. (Pssst... you can skip the mall!)

Framing Fall

As autumn ushers in the requisite transition in wardrobe, it’s an ideal moment to consider adding an accessory that is often overlooked: eyewear. “Frames are one of the first things people see when they look at you,” says Carol Canada, retail operations director for Vision Care Specialists (VCS). Many people like to have a couple of pairs, she says. “Women…

The Sharp-dressed Man

Effortless fall style is what outfitter Alexandra Suppan of Trumaker Denver is all about. “Fit is everything,” says Suppan. “I’m a personal stylist, so I do all the measuring, help guys pick out items for their wardrobe, and do wardrobe consult for them if they need it.” The Trumaker brand describes itself as “built-to-fit clothing for men — like custom,…

Dogs and Brews, 
no Back-to-School Blues

August in Colorado is a funny thing. It’s dead in the middle of summer (summer doesn't end till September 22), yet we find ourselves getting the kids back to school and refocusing on work obligations that in other parts of the country are left to the post-Labor-Day realm.

Gallery Gala at Deep Space Celebrates Emerging Artist Sarah Bowling

Live jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the inspiring art of Sarah Bowling brought art lovers to the Gallery Gala at Deep Space on July 27. Sponsored by the Barrington Group, the Jim Gill Foundation, Vines Wine Bar and JDUCE Design, with proceeds benefitting Parker Creative District. 
Photography by Kendrick Howard

August 2017 Around Town

The Parade of Homes, the hallmark event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), returns this summer for its 32nd year. Today, the HBA is excited to announce the line-up of Denver area home builders and developers participating in the 2017 Denver Parade of Homes.

Summer Beer Love

It seems we're flush with craft breweries in and around Parker USA, but it's easy to get stuck in a rut when you want to just kick back and enjoy a cold one. To help you expand your beer horizons, we did a roundup of five local breweries — all with a wide selection of unique tasty brews, friendly, knowledgeable…

Hydration Station

The dog days of summer are here,, it’s important to be vigilant in monitoring the well-being of our four-legged fur kids in the August heat. Heather Allman of the Veterinary Center of Parker explains the differences in reading a dog’s overheated condition, versus a human.

WHERE THE LOCALS EAT

Las Delicious is located at
19553 E. Mainstreet. 
 LasDelicias.us “Find the locals” has always been the first rule for seasoned travelers looking for the best local eateries in any given town. Rule #2? Look for the crowds.

Your Photogenic Pet

Our pets are family, and we love to photograph their memorable moments just as much as anyone else. But it's not always easy to capture the true beauty of the moment on our iPhones. Here, a few tips for getting the best of your pet's moments.

Step into the Light

The four main components of LifeDesign: sight lines, traffic patterns, room placement, and windows and light. Long before anyone actually moves into a David Weekley home, the team at David Weekley works to anticipate how the home will be used — the ways in which the family will move around the home, the potential purposes of different rooms, and how…

Work Some, Play Some

If I had a dime for every time I heard the expression, "Work hard, play hard," well, I'd have a lot of dimes. Whatever happened to making work and play fit seamlessly into our lives, instead of turning them into life-or-death pursuits in which one endeavor rescues us from the perils of the other? 

Sure, there’s a certain hardcore, risk-taking…

Opening Night for Artist Sarah Bowling

Artist Sarah Bowling was on hand to greet art enthusiasts at the opening reception for her show at Deep Space Gallery.

Parker Days Festival

The Parker Days Festival was a big hit June 9-11. Rides, a live performance by Bret Michaels, great food and lots of cool vendors 
added up to a stellar summer weekend! Photography by John Ott.

WHO ARE YOU?

1) Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Colorado. Minus a 4-year stint in the Army, I've always lived here.

July 2017 Around Town

A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. More than 500,000 visitors will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the region’s largest free music festival, while enjoying cuisine from over 50 restaurants and food establishments, diverse musical acts performing…

Home Sweet VRBO

When Parker-based designer Jessica Duce was asked by Oregon homeowners Cass and Gary Pietrok to redesign the interior and exterior for their coastal VRBO, she knew just where to start. “I actually stayed in the property for the owners,” says Duce. "This is a great way to get the perspective of the guest. I like to visit the area around…

Smooth Operator

Besides our favorite recipe for summer (rest+relax), here are some recipes that are sure to soothe the soul.

Outdoor BBQs

A home with an outdoor barbecue and living space is typically the “cool house” on the block, with beautiful shaded areas, fancy grilling techno-gadgets, and (maybe) even a built-in keg tap. “If you have an outdoor living space and a seating area with fire pit, you’re able to use that year-round,” says Kyle Ash, owner of Parker-based Aspen Falls Landscaping.…

Chef Duy Pham

Main Street in downtown Parker is almost always alive with activity. Whether it’s a busy Friday night or a run-of-the-mill Wednesday afternoon, you can always find pedestrians milling about the boutiques or people enjoying a coffee as the world turns around them. One of Main Street’s best, not-so-hidden gems is the Parker Garage. While the name may suggest a more…

Men of Substance

It’s June and the perfect time to say thank you to all the men in our lives. Dads, husbands, brothers, sons, best friends. While I ponder the men in my life who have meant so much, I’m feeling particularly sentimental about my friend and mentor Stuart, whom I met some 20-plus years ago on a Washington D.C. metro bus that…

Parker Garage Kentucky Derby Party

The Parker Garage celebrated with friends and much fanfare at its 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party on May 6. 


June 2017 Around Town

Each year the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE) in partnership with the Colorado State Chamber (CACI) hosts their annual state chamber conference for all chambers of commerce in Colorado. On May 4, 2017, the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded with three Colorado state chamber awards.

(not) Shaken Not Stirred

What’s the perfect recipe... for success, a happy home life, market leadership, or continuous innovation? We asked seven prominent businessmen in our community, and they shared their personal recipes for success in business and in life. 
Two parts passion, 1 part patience, a muddle here, a garnish there...

Celebration of Colorado Creatives – MINI Event

Schomp MINI hosted 'The Celebration of Colorado Creatives' to celebrate this amazing community of Colorado 
creators alongside the all-new 2017 MINI Cooper Countryman. Guests enjoyed complimentary libations, food, 
live music, giveaways, raffles and more!!

do it yourself

We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website (HomeMade-Modern.com) full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.

Summer Golf Tips

A beautiful Colorado summer brings with it the optimism of an improved golf game for many Colorado golfers. Whether you’re gearing up for a summer of tournaments or you just dusted the clubs off for a few weekend rounds, a proper grip is essential to a consistent golf swing and more accurate golf shots.

Spring Riding

Looking to get outside and hop on that new bike you've been waiting to ride? Spring riding in Colorado can offer some of the best views and terrain. Make sure you know which trails and roads to hit this Spring! Hell of the Wolf Loop
This ride begins and ends in Castle Rock! Featuring rides of 70 to 100 miles, there…

It’s a good time to be a girl.

And I know this because my daughters don’t label themselves “feminists.” Why don’t they take up the mantle? I used to ask myself. Don’t they understand that women have only had the right to vote for 98 years? Isn’t it appalling that the U.S. percentage of female elected officials of 19.4% is almost 4 points below the world average of…

Behind The Scenes

The highly anticipated Women To Watch issue was a blast, on-camera and off. The women chatted, laughed, and enjoyed the stylings of by Reggio Imports. Held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.

In the Suitcase of…

WHO | Cheryl Rudauskas, WHAT | Owner/Certified Travel Planner at Travel Leaders

May 2017 Around Town

JOHN ATENCIO will hold his first limited edition 'Trunk Show' during late April and early May in select John Atencio Boutique locations. Each event will feature an extraordinary and limited selection of black diamond necklace styles – showcased along side established John Atencio Collections which complement the exotic and elegant evening look. As with all John Atencio diamonds, each of…

The League of Extraordinary Women

The southern ‘burbs of Denver are thriving and changing shape thanks to the contributions of innovative, entrepreneurial women like the ones you'll meet here. In addition to honoring the accomplishments of our 2017 Women to Watch. we leapt at the chance to learn who inspires them, the best advice they ever received, favorite quotes, what they would tell their younger…

Koko FitClub

If you like spending long hours in the gym and waiting your turn for equipment, then Koko FitClub may not be your thing. Three key factors play into the uniqueness of the Koko workout: individual attention, technology, and efficiency.

Well Contained

CONTAINER GARDENING IS ALL THE RAGE, AND THE ENDLESS OPTIONS FOR POTS AND FLOWERS CAN PERFECTLY COMPLEMENT YOUR OUTDOOR-INDOOR AESTHETIC. FOR US DIY TYPES, BETH ZWINAK OF TAGAWA GARDENS TELLS US HOW TO CREATE - AND MAINTAIN - THE MOST BRILLIANT CONTAINER GARDENS.

Hello, Spring

When we think about the spring season, we think about many things. We think about beautiful blooming flowers and freshly cut grass. About warmer weather, longer days and the beautiful melodies of songbirds back from their winter migrations.