Dry January Favorites

If you're taking the month off alcohol for Dry January, we've got you covered. Dry need not be boring.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.


 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…

Five Things I Love with Rylan Coleridge

 Article Chase Meili | Photography Brian Johnson  Rylan Coleridge of Parker says she believes that even kids can make the world a better place. So in 2017, the 7-year-old started her own group called the U R Loved Project, which connects kids with volunteer opportunities. Rylan, a fifth generation Coloradan, has always been involved in the community and is looking…

Colorado Specialties

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Steven Scobee  What do we love about summer in Colorado? Take a step outside and see. There's no place like the Centennial State in the warmer months to enjoy all the hiking, biking, rock climbing and water activities available. Of course, heading up the hill to see the splendor of the mountains is mandatory, but…

Eli + His Dad

 Article Jennifer Starbuck | Photography Dr. Andre Nazarov  Ping G400 Max golf driver  PGA Superstore, $399.99

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

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…

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.  

Mother of All Ginger

I’m originally from Pennsylvania—I’m a Philly girl. I was in theater when I was younger. I did summer stock, and went to college in southern Mississippi. My husband and I have been in Parker since 1991. We remember watching people ride their horses to the War Horse on Mainstreet.

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…

In the Suitcase of…

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

April 2017 Local’s Choice

WHO | Susan Wright, WHAT | Owner/Stylist/Expert at Reggio Imports, WHERE | 2334 Briarhurst Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

In the Cellar of…

Favorite Region for wine? "I love regions that have distinctive characteristics, like the earthiness and minerality of Burgundy, or the fruity boldness of Napa Valley, or the silky smooth, seductive nature of Rhone."


Folks of all shapes and sizes are heading over to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Parker, for dance lessons of all kinds. “They might be planning for that special wedding dance, or perhaps they just want be able to kick up their heels at one of the local dance spots,” says Mary Jo Hansen, owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio…


Food-Inspired Home Decor

My Fall Faves

Jessica Duce is a Designer in Parker, CO. Please visit her website at JDuceDesign.com or reach her at 303.805.5770 to find out how she can help you find your fall favs.

Luxurious Summer Time Lounging

Shannon Ash of Courtyard Furnishings offers custom patio furniture that is impeccably crafted, easy to care for and easy to love. The beautiful and luxurious furnishings they offer make your choices easy with tables in a multitude of shapes and sizes, generously-proportioned dining chairs, and of course, supremely comfortable loungers, sofas and rocking chairs - so you can relax and…

A Few of my Favorite Things for the Home

Azure Furniture Co - Azure Furniture Co. is a really cool Denver company. They make beautiful things from beetle kill wood. Their dedication to sustainability and quality is first class. Their planks and cutting boards are works of art to use and display.