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

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. 

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…

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

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.

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

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. 

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…

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…

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

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. 

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. 

“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

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.

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

Disney’s NEWSIES the Musical

In January and February, Disney's NEWSIES The Musical was performed by Inspire Theater Co. at the PACE Center. Photography by Michael Duran

Howie Mandel Meet and Greet

Celebrity comedian, actor, author, talk show host and judge on America’s Got Talent Howie Mandel visited the PACE Center in January for a standup show. Before the show, the versatile Howie Mandel brought his frank, funny, no-holds-barred insights to the PACE Center stage. Producer Level members of the PACE Center were able to meet Howie before his … Continued

MOD Pizza Grand Opening

MOD Pizza celebrated its grand opening in February in Parker at 18300 Cottonwood Drive Suite 111. 

Valentine’s Day 5K/10K

Parker Parks and Recreation’s Love 'Em or Leave 'Em Valentine's Day 5K/10K with RNK Running & Walking was held on Feb. 9 at Bar CCC Park in Parker.

A Welcoming Treat

Hosting guests in your home can be a privilege. Consider leaving a welcome basket in their room to greet them. It's the perfect way to let them know you're pleased they’ve chosen to stay with you.

Holding the Reins at Reining Heroes

With the smell of manure in the air and bootprints on the new blanket of snow inside the horse arena, about 10 children line up waiting for their turn to ride a horse on a Saturday morning. Many of them wait all week long for the chance to saddle up on either Apollo, Whinna or Stella, the rescue horses at…

For the Love of Mid-Mod

The bold strokes and vibrant geometric shapes of the Alexander Calder painting above the fireplace sums up this Parker home. 

Sierra: An Oasis in the City

Comfort food may mean different things to different people, but I’m (almost) willing to bet my mama’s recipe for Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake that in Colorado, a steaming bowl of green chili and homemade tortillas will always hit the spot. 

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…

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

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

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.