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Julie Dugdale

Articles By Julie Dugdale

A portrait of Eugenia Di Girolamo standing in front of the Denver skyline

Meet Eugenia Di Girolamo, Denver’s First-Ever Chief Urban Designer

Denver recently hired its first chief urban designer to help our cityscape grow—and look good doing it.

A Patient’s Guide to Denver Emergency Rooms

Where to go, what constitutes an emergency, and how to navigate the billing process at Denver emergency rooms.

Efficiency is at the Crux of this Nearly Net Zero Home Just Outside Golden

A local architect designs her own modern mountain oasis that invites the natural surroundings in.

4 Predictions for Denver’s (Cooling-Off?) Real Estate Market

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Live Distinct team looks into their crystal ball.

The Trick to Creating a Timeless White Kitchen

The recipe for updating a tired, Tuscan-inspired kitchen? A crisp-white—but not too white—color palette.

Chef Dana Rodriguez Shares the Kitchen Tools She Cherishes Most

Ahead of the Casa Bonita relaunch, the star chef reflects on two items that nod to her Mexican heritage and hospitable spirit.

Need a Backcountry Guide? There’s an App for That

The VRBO of adventure guides, 57hours is a platform built for those with outdoor escapades in mind.

I Conquered a Via Ferrata—Then Wondered if I Should Have

Iron paths are popping up across the state to thrillseekers’ delight—and it’s both a good and bad thing.

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6 Places Around Denver to Take Your Kid in Need of a Play Date

The best parks, playgrounds, and more in the Denver metro area where your littles (and not-so-littles) can make new friends.

Colorado’s Iconic Guest Ranches are Contending with an Upswing in Visitors and Changes in the Workforce

After two down years due to the pandemic, Colorado’s dude ranches are re-evaluating “the way it’s always been done” to accommodate guests—and staff.

How a Montrose Company Turns Reservoir Sediment into Gorgeous Tile

Particular Tile makes hand-cut ceramic tile with a sustainable twist.

A Grandmother’s House in Observatory Park Gets a Next-Gen Makeover

How modern tastes and grandmotherly charm came together in one lovely home transformation.

Inside a Steamboat Springs House Designed for Family Fun

Interior designer Lindsey Jamison—with help from her kids—flips “mountain modern” on its head by renovating her own home with loads of color, eye-catching patterns, and a dose of whimsy.

Can Conservation Easements Give Young Colorado Farmers a Chance?

Nonprofit Colorado Open Lands wants to preserve agricultural land so the next generation can afford to grow crops.

The Duo Behind Some of the World’s Best Adventure Filmmaking Just Moved to Colorado

Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk founded Expedition Studios in Ridgway in early 2020. Here’s why that’s good for the Centennial State.


Peek Inside a Denver Home Designed by Studio McGee

One of superstar designer Shea McGee’s early projects was right here in Denver, and we’ve got the room-by-room tour.

When To Plant (Almost) Every Type of Veggie

Timing is everything when it comes to cultivating a veggie-rich garden. Here’s where to get started.

Birds & Bees: Why You Should Strive for a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Healthy gardens should teem with life, including pollinators. Here’s why you need these helpful creatures—and beautiful ways to attract them.

5 Xeriscaping Myths, Debunked

Here, we bust five common misbeliefs about xeriscaping and how it actually works.

Plant a Four-Season Garden Like a Pro

With a little attention to detail, it’s entirely possible to build a garden with year-round color and interest. Begin with this blooming timeline for flowers that thrive in Denver.

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