A gift from Boulder's sister city, the Dushanbe Teahouse was created in Tajikistan by more than 40 master artisans, shipped to the U.S., and reassembled in Colorado. —Photo by Terri Cook
In 1982, Boulderites Mary Hey and Sophia Stoller decided to do something positive to defrost the icy relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The pair formed a group to educate themselves about Soviet culture, and began lobbying USSR officials to establish a sister city. Unable to penetrate...
November 24 2015, 2:20 PM
—Illustration courtesy of iStock
When my husband and I started dating in 2006, we had dinner one night at a stylish sushi spot on Old South Gaylord Street called Japon. Afterward, we strolled through Wash Park. As crickets chirped around the brick bungalows, my future husband told me he never wanted to live in the suburbs. I was...
The Ghost's vegetarian pulled pork sandwich —Photo By Carol W. Maybach
Although the promise of low and slow Texas-style barbecue is enough to draw foodies into the Ghost BBQ and Spirits in the Boulder Theater, the ghost stories alone lured me inside. Like the location’s predecessor George’s Food & Drink, the newly opened joint pays homage to George Paper...
November 11 2015, 10:00 AM
A project by contemporary architect Scott Lindenau's firm, Studio B, in Aspen
—Photo courtesy of Scott Lindenau
Scott Lindenau didn’t take a traditional career path to starting his Aspen-based architecture firm, Studio B, in 1991: He considered medical school, worked as a ski instructor, and traveled the world before finally deciding to study architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. But he caught...
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It's a familiar scene when your SUV packed with little soccer players shows up for a game and the field's parking lot is empty. Then, once you finally navigate to the right location, you are promptly notified that you were responsible for the all-important halftime orange slices. #parentingfail....
November 4 2015, 10:35 AM
Length: 2.8 miles from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Trailhead
Why we love it: Scenic views of Boulder, Denver, and the Flatirons, an educational aspect, forest cover, rock-climbing access, and a steep ascent. The hike's a workout,...
November 3 2015, 3:00 PM
The beautiful rock arch at the end of Royal Arch Trail. —Photo courtesy of Terri Cook
Length: 3.2 miles round trip
Why we love it: It's a short but heart-pounding climb among Boulder’s Flatirons, which ends at a dramatic rock arch and a perfect rest spot to soak up some of the area’s best views.
When to go: This trail is at its best from mid-spring...
October 27 2015, 12:50 PM
The duo shows off their trademark rainbow socks. —Photo courtesy of Jeff and Paige
On a spectacularly clear fall day with panoramic views of the Flatirons, parents spread picnic blankets on the ground to stake out territory in front of the Thorne Nature Experience in east Boulder. Little ones wearing rainbow knee socks dance and play as they wait for the musicians to...
October 27 2015, 10:25 AM