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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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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.

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.

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Wanna Live Like Tulo?

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

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.

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Our Town: Get Involved

Want to help? Find out what items shelters need donated, what services are expanding, and what you can do the next time you see someone holding a sign.

Our Town: Big Ideas to Solve Homelessness

The greatest lesson of the past 10 years just might be that there is no perfect solution to end homelessness. Instead, Denver relies on myriad options to address the issue—and some are working better than others.

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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Inside Studio Como’s New Showroom

The decade-old business' 22,000-square-foot store showcases top modern European lines in a way that’s distinctly Colorado.

Try A Living Wall

A vertical planting installation in this LEED Platinum–certified Denver home shows that going green isn’t just smart. It can be gorgeous, too.

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Shop Talk: ModMobili

ModMobili owner Jonathan Auty doesn’t just tell you how to integrate modern furniture into your home. He shows you.

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