CUSTOM COSTUMES

 THEATER ROUNDUP  Check out these regional theaters for worthwhile entertainment:  • THE PACE CENTER, PARKER: ParkerArts.org

Digging Deep

An old white barn perches on one of the rollings hills north of Franktown, with a prime view of Pikes Peak and the majesty of the Front Range. Its matching farmhouse sits close by, topping off the idyllic scene.

Gift Locally

1. Centennial fine artist Dorothy Warly transfers her paintings onto leggings, totes, pouches and scarves. DorothyWarly.com 2. DRAM Apothecary, which produces small-batch bitters and other tonics out of Salida, is owned by Parker native Shae Whitney. MeadowlarkDecor.com 3. Colorado native and graphic designer Blair Hamill creates these fun Rocky Mountain Posters. MeadowlarkDecor.com 4. Give your knitter high luxury with alpaca yarn from Chimera Ranch of…

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Parker. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the South Metro arts scene or … Continued

TSG Auto Project Merrier 2018

The fifth annual TSG Auto of Parker's Project Merrier gifted Rita Tarver with a new car. Each year, TSG awards a deserving community member with a new car for the holidays.   

February 2019 Around Town

Parker Racquet Club New Opening Date We told you last month that the much-anticipated Parker Racquet Club would be opening in January, but winter-weather construction delays prevented the opening—unfortunately after Parker Lifestyle went to press. Barry Riddle, general manager of the $6 million indoor tennis club, says everyone there is “thrilled, excited and anxious” to finally open its doors … Continued

Fire Under Pressure

From the outside, the rustic yet luxurious charm of The Pinery Country Club appears to stand in stark contrast to new Executive Chef Sarah Wills’ four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. But spend a little time with her in the kitchen, and the similarities begin to show through.

The Art of En Plein Air

It's sunny but a brisk 27 degrees on this late December day at the 17 Mile House Farm Park, just outside Parker. Western artist Lorenzo Chavez is lugging his painting equipment a half mile to get to one of his favorite spots on Cherry Creek.

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Steps to Fiscal Fitness in the New Year

January is the perfect time to set goals for getting financially healthy, says Kipley Quinn, a Farmers Insurance Agency owner in Parker. Here he offers ideas for a happier and healthier 2019.

Restoring Your Health

As a functional medicine health coach, I often help my clients who want to boost energy and overcome digestive, autoimmune and weight-loss challenges. My solution always begins with food.

Bring on the New Year

January marks the beginning of not only a new calendar year but also the opportunity for setting personal goals. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local animal shelter. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, recipes and tips and tricks in this … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

30th Annual Praying Hands Ranches Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser The 30th Annual Praying Hands Ranches Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is scheduled for Feb. 23. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. Tickets are available online at PrayingHandsRanches.org. Click on the Spaghetti Dinner page, thn … Continued

Deep Space Ribbon Cutting

Deep Space, inside the Victorian Peaks building downtown, held its ribbon cutting on Nov. 9. The 7,500-plus-square-foot space is a unique location to host your banquets, meetings, parties and more. Even more intriguing, the walls at Deep Space provide 300 feet of gallery space dedicated to the most unique and innovative local artwork, creating a perfect backdrop for memorable events.

Jay Moore’s Artist Reception: ‘In Their Own World’

Jay Moore hosted an artist reception on Nov. 9, showcasing his newest works of animals entitled In Their Own World.  Not only are Jay's landscape works poignant and detailed, but his newest showcase also exhibited his abilities in connecting our world with the world of the wildlife in our own backyard. Woking studio open for appointments. 

Trubucha on Tap

If you walk into Lone Tree Brewery Trubucha at 8 a.m. needing a little hair of the dog, you’ll find a liquid remedy—but not the alcoholic variety. What’s on tap in this bright and tidy taproom is 24 different varieties of craft-brewed kombucha, which is a fermented, lightly effervescent tea drink long used for its probiotics and gut-healing properties.

Christmas Carriage Parade Presented by Xfinity

On Dec. 8, Parker residents gathered to enjoy the 34th annual Christmas Carriage Parade. The fun, family-friendly event featured vendors, food and music. 

Putting a Racquet on It

    “This has been a goal of mine since college. My college adviser asked me what I wanted to do after I graduated, and I told him I wanted to own and operate a tennis club.” –Parker Racquet Club Co-Owner and General Manager Barry Riddle, who played tennis at the University of Northern Colorado and has owned Parker Tennis rec league…

Winter Renewal, Maui-Style

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Hello, 2019!

As we bid farewell to 2018, we are looking forward to each issue of 2019 with excitement.

Gifts that Inspire

 In the Home with Angela Tyler  For Angela Tyler, owner and designer of Aragon Interior Designs, the main goal of any interior design project is to help her clients feel good in their own homes. And when Angela is selecting gifts for friends and family at Christmastime, she sticks to the same principle. It’s all about the feels: the fragrance…

Downtown Parker Chili Cookoff

Downtown Parker held its first inaugural Chili Cookoff Fundraiser on Oct. 21. Proceeds raised will be used to hold free events in Downtown Parker such as First Friday Art Walks and for general downtown improvements.  

The Ins and Outs of the Holidays

 Red Velvet Christmas Cookies  Ingredients  1/2 cup butter, softened

Time to Celebrate and Savor the Memories

December is a time for revelry. Amidst the parties, food, drinks, last-minute shopping and family gatherings, even the jolliest soul can become tired and stressed. Take time this season to reflect on what made the year special and continue time-honored traditions or create new ones. Your kids and grandkids will cherish the memories. As publishers of … Continued

Valencia Designs Ribbon Cutting

Designer Anthony Ortega of Valencia Designs, left, cuts a ribbon with Town of Parker Mayor Mike Waid to mark Valencia's new location inside Honeywood Home Furnishings. The ribbon cutting on Oct. 23 was sponsored by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.

New Year’s for a Cause

Deep Space Event Center owners Ray and Antoinette Engelke are ready to christen their newly opened Deep Space Lounge with a bang of a party on New Year’s Eve. And the first people they thought of to help celebrate were the families they have been close to since the time their children danced with the Colorado School of Dance in…

The Porters’ Call

When you live in an elegantly appointed home with entertainment space galore, it’s understandable that you would become a magnet for guests. Locals Mike and Cheryl Porter understand this as well as anyone. 

Givers and Shakers

What makes a community so special? In Parker, it’s easy to say the sunshine, green rolling hills and stunning views of the Front Range. But, really, the people are what make Parker a great place to live, work, worship and play. We all know people who work tirelessly to help others, always ready to pitch in for community needs, and,…

Serving Up Good

This month's issue of Parker Lifestyle is all about gratitude. One of the best ways to show gratitude for the many blessings in our lives is to do something to help our neighbors and communities, whether that’s through giving money, time or both to make a difference. And while there are so many worthy organizations in Parker and Douglas counties doing good, here…

Thankful

As November rolls around, we’re eagerly awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us — remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

2018 Mayor’s Holiday Lighting by Xfinity and Ent Credit Union O’Brien Park comes alive for the holidays at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Gather around the Town Tree and join the mayor and the Parker Chorale in a sing-along to “Silent Night” to kick off the event. Then, the mayor and the Parker Town Council will … Continued

TSG Auto’s Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Day

This event, which was held on Sept. 22, honored our first responders for their hard work and dedication. Tim Greufe, owner of TSG Auto, awarded their Public Safety Community Service Award to officers and firefighters from local departments and made a donation to the Fallen Officer Fund and the Colorado Professional Firefighters Fund.

Bringing Compassion into Focus

 Service First  "My path to photography was really different than most," says Army veteran Brian Johnson of Brian Johnson Photo. "When I went to war, I took a couple of blasts from IEDs. I don't have much memory prior to 2005. I have images but not much recollection. Photos allow me to say, 'Yes, I was there.' I live vicariously through…

The Allergy-Friendly Table

When you have kids with food allergies, you have to be extra careful and creative in what you prepare during the holidays. Often, our girls cannot eat much of what has been set out for a celebration, and the holiday spread can seem like a landmine field. One bite of pumpkin pie served with the spatula from the pecan pie could…

Parker Panache Celebrates 15 Years

Parker Panache celebrated its 15th anniversary on Sept. 21 and 22 Oktoberfest-style! They thanked their customers for 15 years of support with 15 percent off the whole store and had pretzels, beer and gift baskets filled with authentic German fare. ParkerPanache.com

Veteran’s Passport to Hope Whiskey Tasting

Veteran's Passport to Hope hosted a Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Benefit at the Aspen Flying Club at Centennial Airport on Sept. 19. The silent auction and tasting raised more than $10,000 for the nonprofit that serves to coordinate fundraiser efforts, awareness for veteran issues and cooperation among groups already serving veterans.

Forging a New Path

Parker Garage Chef Duy Pham is something of a local celebrity chef. After 25 years of making headlines in the restaurant scene in Colorado, he’s used to talking to local media about his creative dishes and new restaurant concepts.

DCL Presents: Craig Johnson

Douglas County Libraries hosted author Craig Johnson and more than 400 of his fans at the Lone Tree Arts Center on Sept. 5. The best-selling author of the Longmire mystery series and Netflix TV series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire charmed the audience with delightful stories and personalized book signings.

F is for Foodie

“F” is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. “F” is for “fall fun,” too. And this month at Parker Lifestyle, we’re exploring what is happening right here at home with food, fun and adventure. Get behind the scenes … Continued

YA YA Farm & Orchard

Take advantage of this year's bumper apple crop by planning a road trip to YA YA Farm & Orchard in Longmont. Just an hour and a half north of Parker, you’ll find the perfect food-inspired day trip at this charming throwback to when the region was predominately farms and orchards.

Bringing It All Home

    "We’re all committed to it being a signature local experience, instead of a chain-store experience." — Mike May, CEO of Mars Development   

Plant-Based Health and Wellness Summit

The Plant-Based Health and Wellness Summit, held Aug. 18-19 at the PACE Center, was envisioned by founders Jerry Casados and Kelley Williamson to empower individuals to take control of their health. The theme of the Summit was about living a healthy lifestyle with the emphasis on four major components of a healthy lifestyle: diet/nutrition, stress relief, love/support and movement.  … Continued

2018 Barker Days

This exciting Parker Parks and Recreation event on Sept. 8 welcomed hundreds of dogs with their owners and featured a temporary dog park in the O’Brien Park ball field and H2O’Brien Pool, plus dog-related vendors.

Plant-Based Kitchenista

Kelley Williamson started cooking about age 8 to help out her working parents in the evenings. And growing up in Kansas, that meant traditional fare such as chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes.

Back-to-School Fashion

 Article Peggy G. Ziglin | Photography Raemi Vermiglio  10 Fall Trends for 2018  The school bells are ringing, and with the crisp air comes cool fashion trends. Here are 10 fun ways to elevate your style this season.

Family Jewels

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Raemi Vermiglio  Jeffery Bollling spent more than two decades traveling the world selling diamonds and hosting remounting events for large national jewelry stores. After being on the road for 24 years, he settled down in Colorado and opened his own jewelry store, naming it Jeffery B Jewelers, because, as he puts it, you can never…

September 2018 Around Town

Leman Academy Set to Begin Servicing Scholars in Colorado “This is truly a dream come true to bring such rich classical curriculum, Dr. Leman’s principles and Charlotte Mason’s tools for learning right here to our backyard,” Leman Academy Principal Jason Edwards says. Leman Academy of Excellence offers a rigorous classical education where the disciplines are interrelated, … Continued

Season of Style

We’ve all had that moment when our closet is full but we can’t find a thing to wear. Whether it’s too big, too small, or just plain last season, it can be difficult to find the perfect thing to put on. It’s no wonder, too. Our style is the first thing the rest of the … Continued

Leman Academy of Excellence Ribbon Cutting & PACE Event

With the much-anticipated opening of the Leman Academy of Excellence Charter School, Dr. Leman visited Parker on July 29th to meet the new scholars and their families.  An internationally known psychologist; radio and television personality; educator; speaker; and author of over 45 books; Dr. Leman was welcomed with excitement. The Academy's Ribbon Cutting was also held on August … Continued

Insta-Inspire

 Article Jeni Fleck  Fall fashion season is upon us and while you may have to unpack that box of clothes you stored at the end of spring, you don’t have to work too hard if your closet just needs an update. As the crisp in the air gets cooler, you can stay close to home by checking out the fashion-forward boutiques…