Denver’s afternoon sunshine filters through the front windows of my Sunnyside bungalow as I sit in the corner of my L-shaped couch. Four years ago, I left my home state of Connecticut for Colorado, started a job as a middle school choir and theater teacher, and bought this house. When I moved...
—Courtesy of Alex Fenlon
The 10th—and final—run of the day unfurls below me. During the nine previous descents, I hadn’t been the fastest, most aggressive, or prettiest rider on the snow, but I was probably the most grateful.
After all, my chance to experience Irwin, a legendary backcountry spot near Crested Butte...
—Photography by Emily Minton Redfield
After 44 years together, Anne and Bob Fries have found one more secret to a happy marriage: a kitchen that accommodates at least two cooks.
The pair, who began dating in high school, discovered this bliss after recently renovating their 1928 Tudor in Congress Park. The makeover was...
—Photo by Aaron Colussi
FOR THE GARDENER
Clockwise from left:
• Coiled Rope Cachepot, $77 for set of three, Areo Home, 1-888-814-7988, areohome.com
• Medium Boxwood Round Wreath, $29, West Elm, 2955 East First Avenue, 303-320-1001, westelm.com
—Courtesy of Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
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After I checked into my room at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa last February, I took a moment to savor the setting: Two leather chairs were turned toward an only-in-Colorado view of the Ranch Creek Valley...
—Illustration by Ryan Heshka
Ski areas are like sports teams: Everyone has a favorite to which they are fiercely loyal. So when I mention I get my turns in at Eldora, responses are as pointed as a pair of old Rossignols. Sometimes it’s a knowing nod; our state’s frequent upslope storms can leave Eldora knee-deep in powder when...
—Illustration by Curt Merlo
I imagine them following me everywhere during our vacation. They’ll know exactly when my family and I arrive at San Diego International Airport and when and where we pick up our rental car. They’ll take notes as I snap photos of my children playing in the sand on Mission Beach and as I buy...
—Photo Illustration by Sean Pearsons
It’s 10 p.m. on august 22, 2010. The escape artist throws open his prison cell window and tosses three six-foot sections of copper piping out into the yard. Even though he’s done this sort of thing a half-dozen times before, he’s still nervous. He knows he has 50 seconds to...