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Jessica LaRusso, Managing Editor

Jessica LaRusso is 5280‘s managing editor. LaRusso also oversees daily copy flow and deadline coordination and maintains the house style guide. She writes for the Dwell section of 5280.com and all segments of the magazine, including service packages. LaRusso grew up in northern Indiana and earned a degree in anthropology at the University of Notre Dame—along with completing the school’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy—before trading the Midwest for the mountains in 2010. LaRusso joined the 5280 staff full time in 2012 and lives in Denver.

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Clean Slate

With this newly constructed Hilltop home, architect Scott Parker and interior designer Beth Armijo achieved something all too rare: a modern space that’s both on-trend and timeless, minimalist yet inviting, stark and warm. So when we found out a family of four lives here (with small children, no less!), we knew instantly it was our favorite home of the year.

Gift Guide 2017: 38 Splurge-Worthy Gifts From Your Favorite State

For your loved ones who’ve been extra nice, we dreamed up an enticing array of Centennial State indulgences. These splurges may not be items you could justify buying for yourself (although we won’t judge you if you do!), but that’s exactly what makes them great for giving.

Glamp Like a Champ

The Glamping Co. takes the stress out of sleeping under the stars.

Betting (On) the Farm

Help Colorado’s farmers, ranchers, and vintners stay on their lands—and see firsthand where your food comes from—by jumping boot-first into the burgeoning agritourism trend.

Ben Higgins Talks About His Home Post-Split

Almost two weeks after The Bachelor star and his fiancée, Lauren Bushnell, announced their breakup, 5280 Home checked in with Higgins about how he—and his home—are faring.

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Plan the Perfect, Laid-Back Colorado Wedding

Towering white cakes, penguin suits, and bland ballrooms, begone! Especially in Colorado, there’s no need to adhere to tired traditions on your special day. Our guilt-free guide shows you how to ditch the stodgy formalities and make the biggest party you’ll ever throw more personal, memorable, and actually fun.

Classic Denver

Sure, you’ve tried all the hot new places. But what about the old? Here, our list of the restaurants, landmarks, museums, events, and more that make Denver special.

Shop Talk: Sacred Thistle

This new floral shop in the Golden Triangle creates beautifully unusual arrangements with an eye toward sustainability—and fun.

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Inside One Family’s Annual Hunting Trip

For more than 40 years, Rifle resident Hal Coombs has led annual weeklong trips into the Flat Tops Wilderness in search of three things: elk, unspoiled nature, and bonding time with family and friends. 

How to Quit Micromanaging Your Garden

National horticulture expert Fran Sorin is coming to town with a new revised edition of her book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening.

Trending: The Woman Cave

Learn how to create a feminine relaxation space of your own at this month's Colorado Fall Home Show.

Your Guide to Denver’s Parks

Our favorite spots to picnic, exercise, wear out the kids, hike, and more in Denver’s 272 public green spaces.

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In With the Old

Take notes from this Park Hill Denver Square on how to update a historic home for today without losing any yesteryear charm—or your life's savings.

First-Timer’s Guide: Durango

Though this southwestern Colorado town is heavy on Old West charm, its restaurants, craft beer scene, and outdoor recreation options bring it firmly into the 21st century.

The 25 Best Places To Live in Denver Right Now

Looking for a new place to call home? We crunched the numbers—and made a few judgment calls—to come up with our second annual list of the Mile High City’s most livable neighborhoods.

Wanna Live Like Tulo?

Now you can—by buying the ex-Rockies star shortstop's former home in Cherry Hills Village.

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Something For Everyone (On Your Nice List)

The perfect presents—at the perfect prices—for everybody from your secret Santa to your soul sister. Bonus: They’re all designed or made right here in Colorado.

The Guide to Jefferson Park

It's this little district's time to shine. Full of eateries, shopping and more, here is your guide to this new hot spot.

Betting (On) The Farm

Newcomers and neighborhood veterans come together for a new urban homesteading–focused market.

First-Timer’s Guide: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Just six hours from the Mile High City, this international art destination feels a world away. A few ideas to inspire your next three-day-weekend romantic getaway.

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