Inspiring Local Female Movers & Shakers

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Steven Scobee  The Doctors  Dr. Kate Messana

A Hot Girlfriends Getaway

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Steven Scobee  May is here, and it’s time to rejuvenate the soul with a girls getaway weekend. Lucky you, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs—and a long soak—is only a three-hour drive away from Parker.   

Build a Space Suited Just For You

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Steven Scobee and Lokal Homes  An interior designer for 20 years, Alex Whitman says her biggest tips for creating a great home is to surround yourself with things you love and to make your space work for your life right now.   

Jeni + Her Mom

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Steven Scobee and Provided  Sambazon Organic Acai Berry smoothie starter  Sprouts Farmers Market, 9751 S. Parker Road., $7.49

2018 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair

The 2018 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair was held Sunday, April 8 at CU South Denver. This event is a one-stop community-focused event designed to give families the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the best camps, summer activities and more in and around Douglas County.

May 2018 Around Town

Jay Moore Studio – “Wanderlust” Jay Moore’s mission is “To create a painting worthy of my collectors, I need to experience the location—breathe the air and crunch the leaves underfoot.” See his works at the “Wanderlust” showcase of new works focusing on recent trips to Colorado and the west. During the show, which runs May … Continued

Zonta Club of Douglas County’s Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser

“Empowering Women Through Service & Advocacy.” Each April, the Zonta Club of Douglas County hosts a trivia night. It is the signature fundraiser for the club, and all monies earned are returned to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.

​To Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Parker Lifestyle, we want to take this chance to recognize all of the strong ladies in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, … Continued

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet. As spring approaches and the world around us begins to bloom with fresh beginnings, we are also excited to…

Pure Barre Pop-up

Infiniti of Denver hosted a Pure Barre Pop-up in January. Briget Russomanno, owner of Pure Barre Parker and Greenwood Village, led the class, and participants enjoyed food and wine provided by Infiniti of Denver. Money was raised for the All-Stars Club, which benefits individuals with special needs.

Zackari Parrish Virtual 5K Run/Walk

RNK Running and Walking hosted the Zackari Parrish Virtual 5K Run/Walk as an add-on event when the original Castle Rock event reached capacity. Funds raised supported the Fallen Officers Fund and the Parrish family. It was a beautiful day to honor all men and women that keep the community safe.

April 2018 Around Town

“Dead Sea Scrolls,” the exhibition that has captivated millions around the world, opened March 16 at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Luxury Meets Efficiency

The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive40e has revved up the luxury hybrid market. It’s a BMW—which means yes, it’s a pleasure to drive—but it’s also a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid.

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local choice

If you have been to the Parker Farmers Market or visited one of Jill & Jason Williams’s shops, which are aptly named the Local, you have probably seen their welcoming smiles greeting shoppers and educating neighbors on the locally sourced wares. These two are truly passionate about bringing local artisans, vendors and food to the Colorado community via their stores and…

Local to the Bone

It’s a bright, mild morning in south Parker a few weeks before the first official day of spring, and 21-year-old rancher Linus Leppink leans on a sheep pen, checking out all the seasonal arrivals. 

The Wonderful World of Houseplants

It is about this time each year that I really start itching to garden. The days are getting longer, the sun is warming the ground, and I want to get outside and start digging. However, we all know that spring in Colorado is finicky and the rule of thumb is to wait to plant outdoors until after Mother’s Day. So,…

An Eco-Friendly Refresh

Two female entrepreneurs with a common vision to give back to the community are helping change the future of downtown Parker. Cathy Schulze and Maggie Layton are pioneers in the formation of the Downtown Business Alliance's Creative Committee. The long-term goal is for Parker to be designated as an Art District.  

Seasonally Sourced

Executive chef Duy Pham uses fresh, locally sourced produce whenever possible. In fact, he grows the basil in this recipe right in his own "backyard," the Parker Garage Garden. A key to his ingredient selection is a rotating variety of local, seasonal produce. 

Maker’s Mark: Why Handmade Matters

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” - Chuck Klosterman

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

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New Year’s Eve at Vines Wine Bar & Bistro

Night owls and early birds alike spent the evening at Vines Wine Bar & Bistro on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2018 with good company and friends—and who could resist a photo-op with artful touches? 

Parker Library Celebrates Noon Year’s Eve

Parker Library hosted a Noon Year’s Eve celebration on December 31. The afternoon included a 3-2-1 countdown where confetti-filled balloons hanging from the ceiling were popped. Kids and their families made New Year’s necklaces and party hats, face painters were on hand, plus—of course—snacks!

Parker Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Event

The Parker Chamber hosted the Parker Young Professionals event in December. These events are for ages 21-40 and provide young professionals opportunities for engagement with their cohorts from the South Denver area. The Chamber used the opportunity to partner with Freedom Service Dogs and helped to raise money for them.

February 2018 Around Town

PARKER - January 3, 2018 - Formerly known as the Parker Authority for Reinvestment (PAR), the Town of Parker’s urban renewal authority has now evolved in both name and initiative. With its new name, Partnering for Parker’s Progress (P3) is armed with a robust strategic plan, a renewed commitment to engaging the community and a refreshed brand.

Craftsman Kindled

Nearly all of Sam and Pam Ashley’s wood pieces begin on their secluded 10-acre property near Kremmling, CO. What others might dismiss as devastated forestry, they see as potential coffee tables, wine holders or the perfect walking stick.

ASK THE EXPERTS

Wintertime in beautiful Colorado means it’s cold and especially dry. This combination of environmental conditions can cause dry, flaky and sometimes itchy skin, even in people who don’t have this problem in the warmer months. We talked with dermatologists Dr. Christopher Messana and Dr. Kate Messana of Elevated Dermatology in Parker to gather tips for skin care during these winter…

A Delicious Roar

Rory's diner is the new familiar place in town. It's a diner-style restaurant that celebrates Americana with a Colorado flair.

24 Hours with an Artist

 STORE INFO:  40 Springer Dr., Highlands Ranch  HoneyBsMacarons.com

Art is…

I consider myself a global citizen. At the age of 15, I received an art scholarship to study Fine Arts in Edinburgh, Scotland, which introduced me to my passion and calling. From my wonderful teacher Ms. Francesca Shaw, I firmed in my resolve to learn and to further explore my love for colors. Ms. Shaw's belief and encouragement turned into…

Sweet Glamour

She's a little bit country, he's a little but rock-n-roll—and everything in between.

Meet our Makers

I'm the oldest of two girls, but I’m a risk-taker/entrepreneur type which is usually associated with being the last-born. I grew up mostly in the Washington, D.C. area but have gotten to see much of the world as a filmmaker for most of my career. Something cool I own is an Emmy. Something you might not know: I made a movie about women’s roller derby…

Making exercise fun again

Working out can get boring. No matter how killer the music is that’s playing in your headphones... and despite the 16 TVs you’re watching at once while thumping out another 30-minute treadmill session, the reward is often found in the thrill of being done.
  

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

January 2018 Around Town

For the fifth time in six years, Telluride has been named the #1 ski resort in North America in Condé Nast Traveler's annual reader survey.

Second Annual Parker Sip-N-Shop

The Parker Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Sip-n-Shop November 9 at Parker's PACE Center. With over 30 vendors at the fabulous indoor/outdoor market, a full bar, heaters and hot chocolate & cider, people enjoyed a festive experience while shopping local for the holidays.

Parker Turkey Day 5K

2,000 runners and walkers participated in the Parker Rec Center's Turkey Day 5K on Thanksgiving morning. Many dressed up in holiday garb, adding to the festive spirit.

15-Minute Workout

No time to make it to the gym? That’s no excuse for skipping your workout! Julie Sneed, Crossfit Castle Rock Trainer and top international Crossfit competitor, shows us an intense 15-minute CrossFit workout so you can kick your own behind, even when you’re housebound. Use your own body weight, or grab items around the house for added intensity—cans of beans for hand…

Four-ward Fitness

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   Getting--and staying--in shape looks different today than it did just a decade ago. Specialized clubs bring people together in community, keeping them engaged and moving. We've homed in on four fitness regimens that can boast a growing following. From barre fitness to finding the calorie-burn zone, these trends should keep you moving in 2018.  “We use the word results a…

Precious Pieces

 Kentucky native Susan HOOK Picon knows all about taking change.    The daughter of a successful automobile-dealer father and interior-designer mother, she learned at a young age about quality antiques and tasteful design. “We always had the most beautiful home in the neighborhood,” says Picon. "My mother would decorate her friends’ homes for free."  So it was no surprise that…

Well-read

These unconventional books are not only fun to explore on their own, but also work well in tandem. Yoga complements nearly any activity, contemplative hiking can take your outdoor experience to a higher level, and expert trail tips for the Front Range —where trail choices are abundant— can’t go wrong.

Trainer Confessions

Ever wish you knew what your personal trainer knows? Here’s the skinny on some of the best tips and confessions from three top trainers.  

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Pulling out the decor? Sending the annual holiday cards? Making those once-a-year family recipes?

Parker Panache Fashion Show

The autumn chill set the right mood for pining after gorgeous frocks in anticipation of the holidays. Parker Panache hosted a fashion show to celebrate, as the evening aimed to highlight a diversity of women. Models ranged from age 17 to the mid-50's.
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Parker Arts Stage Show

Parker Arts hosted its first annual “Behind the Curtain” Stage Dinner October 24th. The exclusive event treated attendees to backstage access with cocktails and dinner. They spent time in actors' dressing rooms & green room, and enjoyed a private tour of some restricted areas of the theater.

Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen

If you think the standard Mexican and Indian fare is as about exotic as food gets in the southern suburbs, then Jozi’s Kitchen and Shebeen in Parker is sure to expand your horizons.

December 2017 Around Town

From Holiday Delight with Magical 3-D Lights to Santa and the Debut of His New Village to Complimentary Gift Wrap and the Largest Selection of Stores, Park Meadows Offers Guests Something Truly Special this Holiday Season

Luxe & Luscious, Tech & Tots

Can you keep shopping simple and still spread holiday joy to everyone on your list? We think so. This year, spend more time merrying and less time shopping with gifts they'll be happy to touch, smell, hear and taste all year long.

A Bloom in Winter

Parker Blooms is a Parker gem. Owned by floral designer Bobbi O’Donnell since 2012, designs range from contemporary to very modern. “The zen style is my favorite,” says Bobbi. “They’re modern and highlight each individual flower. 

Fixin’ for the season

Shannon and Jake Korth’s spacious walk-out ranch is a hard-working home, accommodating their family’s needs year-round as they manage the plethora of activities and events for their five children. And with their penchant for hosting parties—the Super Bowl, murder mysteries, Halloween—just to name a few, the home’s main living space is put to the test on a regular basis.