Foothills Community Park
Boulder may be small compared to Denver, but parents here live large when it comes to well-maintained, modern playgrounds. There are so many options, “Park Paralysis” (an unscientific term, of course) can set in. Conversations about where to meet can take several rounds of group texting, and your...
August 17 2015, 4:30 PM
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If you feel like you’ve been there, done that with day trips to Boulder, try driving the extra half-hour up Boulder Canyon to the charming mountain town of Nederland. These stops—all within walking distance of one another—make for a fun couple of hours with the whole family.
July 22 2015, 2:30 PM
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If your life is defined by the paleo diet (gluten- and grain-free, heavy on lean meats, fruits and veggies, and healthy fats), then you’re likely already familiar with Golden native Juli Bauer. The 27-year-old is the smart, plucky voice behind paleomg.com, a recipe, fitness, and fashion blog that...
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From September to May, the Hill in Boulder quakes with student foot traffic, then goes dormant throughout summer. But change is coming, and it’s not just a new pizza joint. A recent effort from city officials and business owners aims to transform University Hill—bounded by University and College...
This powder room, designed by Andrea Schumacher for a home in Cherry Hills, includes a Waterworks vanity and Designers Guild’s Sussex wallpaper.
—Photograph by Emily Minton Redfield
1. Lighten Up
“Get the biggest return on your visual investment with lighting,” says David Hintgen, owner of DH Interiors in Denver. “One flush-mount fixture is not flattering for anybody.” Instead, he recommends placing a can light directly over the sink
and sconces on either side of the mirror...
—Photograph by Carmel Zucker
For nearly a decade, Boulder-based Liberty Puzzles has distributed its intricate wooden jigsaws to big-name accounts such as Barneys New York, Anthropologie, art museums, and even the White House Historical Association’s gift shop. In October, though, 47-year-old founder and owner Chris Wirth...
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High-gloss Ikea Akurum cabinets, made primarily of fiberboard, provide upper and lower storage, and the maple-veneer countertops were custom-made and stained on-site. “Durable surfaces like this are easy to wipe down,” Schaefer says.
Custom bulletin boards and open...
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Dinner party guests at this adult treehouse check their fear of heights at the door—which can be found 16 feet off the ground in a giant spruce tree in Eagle County. The landowners gave architectural designer Missy Brown, of Denver-based Missy Brown Design, carte blanche to design something...