The Gifts that 
Keep Giving 

Each year, Lifestyle Publications starts holiday shopping early ― scouting local boutiques, artisans and stores for gift ideas to help simplify your life during this busy season. This year was no different!

The Parker Garage Celebrates Historic Building’s 100th Anniversary

Period dress and live music made for a festive night as the Parker Garage celebrated the building's centennial on Oct. 27. Built in 1916, it's has been a garage, gas station, feed store, auction house, electronics & Western wear store and survived 3 fires to become the Parker Garage Restaurant.

December 2016 Around Town

The Tour de Ladies women-only cycling event, which took place on July 9, 2016, raised $17,438 for the Crisis Center, which provides programs and services to domestic violence victims. The Tour de Ladies empowers women through pedal power by encouraging women to be physically active, train for the event, and participate at the level they feel comfortable. It also empowers…

Gifted

Feeling stressed about getting something for everyone on your “nice” list? Don’t worry, we did the work for you. Here’s our curated local gift guide to make 
shopping a breeze.

Powder Play

It’s finally time for winter adventures. So when the fabulous team at Mile High Acura provided the exciting opportunity to drive a 2017 Acura MDX with their trademark Super Handling (SH) All Wheel Drive, and to use it to tow a snowmobile trailer thanks to the helpful folks at Parker Trailers, the only answer was “yes, please!”

WHO ARE YOU?

My mother was a photographer and had a dark room in the house I grew up in. I was always printing something from my 35mm AE-1. Through high school and college I learned a multitude of technical aspects of photography, including Photoshop for digital imaging. After having my daughter 9 years ago, I decided to turn my passion into a…

Scout & About New Nordic

PENDANT LIGHT Banded Teardrop Pendant $349 RoomAndBoard.com (Denver) SIDE TABLE Marble plant stand $45.00 BladeAndKnoll.com (Denver) RUG Brazilian cowhide rug in pepper $699 RoomAndBoard.com (Denver) PLANTERS ‘Boxcar’ walnut & bone white planter $70 CLDen.com (Denver) THROW Faux fur sheepskin throw $129 WestElm.com MEDIA STAND ‘Gus Modern’ Wilson media stand $1450 ModLivin.com (Denver) CHAIR ‘Blu Dot’ Clutch chair $399 ModLivin.com (Denver)…

Puppy 101

Anyone who has ever adopted a puppy can tell you there’s a learning curve at first. Caring for a puppy takes patience. Some pups go through a chewing phase (like mine!) and others want to play round the clock. A transition period—for all parties involved—is normal and to be expected.

What Makes Scents

When Holly Hamilton planned her wedding three years ago, she had an idea to repurpose all the containers used in her rustic ceremony but wasn’t quite sure how. It was Hamilton’s daughter who suggested she learn how to make candles as a hobby. Instead of throwing away the containers, she made a profit selling candles to friends and family.

That’s A Wrap

Like most things in life, presentation is key. Of course gift wrapping falls under this rule. Here's our 6-step life hack to wrapping like a professional. So say goodbye to amateur presents plagued with gift wrap gap or crumpled corners, and say hello to perfection.