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The Women's Issue

FINDING TIME FOR SUCCESS GIRLS WEEKEND GETAWAY AT CHICO HOT SPRINGS PEEK INSIDE THE PURSE OF A WORKING MOM


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ashington Irving, the 19th-century American author known for stories such as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow once wrote: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

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It’s a fitting echo as we welcome a month that—since recognized as a national holiday by Woodrow Wilson in 1914—celebrates mothers across the country and the maternal backbone of society on its second Sunday. Here at Lifestyle Publications, we’re in the business of inspiring people—and this May, not only are we inspired by mothers, but by all the strong, influential women who call Billings home. People so important deserve to be recognized, and that’s why we’ve dedicated this issue of Billings Lifestyle to all the moms, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, cousins and nieces who dissipate our clouds of darkness—and to some activities that can help them relax after they’re done being Superwoman.

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We’ll show you a day in the life of a few impressive female entrepreneurs who have found time for success in the midst of an ever-busy schedule and a peek at what’s inside one of the most important accessories for a local mom: her purse. After that, take some time to decompress. Plan a girls weekend with your favorite female counterparts and travel in style with our trend setter article that gives you advice about what to pack for a variety of trips. And, in the meantime, stay up to date in the midst of a busy life with a variety of jewelry that keeps you fashionable and connected at the same time. So, women of Billings, this one’s for you. May you find respite from your busy schedules in these pages and be as inspired as we were by the leading ladies all around you.

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Road Trip

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Trend Setter

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

10 Smart Jewelry

Jewelry That Keeps You Safe

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Chico Hot Springs

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ARTICLE DARIAN ARMER

hile the Fitbit may have brought on the first craze of fitness activity trackers, companies have come a long way from bright-colored rubber bracelets and step counting. Now there’s a way to stay safe and connected no matter what activity you may be doing. A variety of discreet and beautiful styles have emerged in the world of smart jewelry.

SAFELET The Safelet bracelet allows the wearer to alert a network of "guardians,"—friends and family—to their exact location and gives guidance on what to do by pressing two buttons simultaneously on the edges of the bracelet. Once you purchase the bracelet, you install the app on your phone and create an account setting your level of security preferences. Users can invite guardians, as well as allow other guardians in the area to see their alerts within a 0.31-mile radius. The Indra collection costs $129. For more information, visit Safelet.com.

SIREN SIREN is a women’s ring that not only looks fashionable on but also creates a startling alarm sound when activated in a threatening or potentially dangerous situation. SIREN is meant to throw an attacker off by creating a jarring and uncomfortably loud and highpitched noise that can be activated in less than two seconds by the wearer. The alarm can be heard from more than 50 feet away. The wearer only needs to position the top of the gemstone toward an attacker to have the greatest effect. SIREN retails at $199.99 in a variety of colors. For more information, visit SirenRing.com. 10

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R I N G LY “Jewelry, meet technology.” Ringly is the best looking way for women to stay connected and track their activity levels all at the same time. With jewelry options in either smart rings or bracelets, Ringly offers step tracking, calories burned and distance traveled for the health-conscious user. It also syncs with your phone to alert you when a phone call or text message comes in. Ringly connects with more than 100 apps to always keep wearers connected. Ringly sends mobile alerts, vibration and light alerts and is water-resistant. Ringly bracelets start at $245, and Ringly rings start at $195. For more information, visit Ringly.com.


LEAF BY B E L L A B E AT

RE VOL AR Revolar can clip under your clothes or attach to your keys and offers yet another option for safety and security no matter where you are. Through an app on your smartphone you can add up to five contacts that will receive a check-in with the press of a button letting them know you are safe. One click sends a check-in, two clicks sends a yellow alert with your latest location and three clicks sends a red alert. You can proactively reach out at the first sign something isn’t right, and elevate the alert level if you feel unsafe. Users can also send themselves an automated phone call to get out of an uncomfortable situation. Revolar retails for $59.99. For more information, visit Revolar.com. 

Leaf by Bellabeat allows you to take an even more in-depth look at you physical wellness by offering a health tracker for your body and mind. Leaf is a sleep, activity and reproductive health monitor that helps you cope with stress through built-in breathing exercises. You can wear Leaf as a bracelet, necklace or clip. While offering traditional tracking such as steps taken, calories burned and activity tracking, Leaf also offers guided meditation exercises and tracking, sleep analysis and a new stress feature on Leaf Urban that can create an overview of your lifestyle and detect patterns that may cause stress. Leaf also has menstrual cycle tracking and fertility calendars to help predict menstruation  and provide feedback about reproductive health. Leaf is available in two styles: Leaf Urban and Leaf Nature in a variety of finishes. Prices range from $119 to $199. For more information, visit WebShop.Bellabeat.com.

M I S F I T R AY Misfit Ray is the sleeker version of earlier Misfit products that looks the same as a regular bracelet but offers far more control in an anodized aircraft-grade aluminum setting. Aside from exercise and sleep tracking, Misfit Ray is also able to take selfies, control lights and music, give vibration alerts for calls, texts and alarms and set movement reminders. Misfit Ray is waterproof, and a swimmer’s best friend with a new in-app lap counting upgrade with Speedo. It can track swim distance down to the meter, count swim laps for 25- and 50-meter pools and counts down a set swim time. The Misfit Ray retails at $99.99. For more information, visit Misfit.com.

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Road Trip

GIRLS WEEKEND

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s the warm summer air begins to warm the Rimrocks, it’s common to get the itch for a weekend getaway. For lifetime Montanan and Billings resident Marni Cowan, this means a girls weekend, and, for her, there is one perfect cure for spring fever. It’s a place crafted for an ideal weekend retreat—a versatile paradise to unwind, indulge or let loose. Yes, for Cowan and the gang, the call is almost automatic. For these women, “Where should we go?” is almost certainly met with “Chico Hot Springs!”

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Just over a two-hour drive from Billings, Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa is located 30 miles north of Yellowstone National Park in Pray, Montana. First established in 1900, the property has become a prime getaway for Montanans seeking one stop to eat great food, relax in a serene environment, stay in style and experience topnotch entertainment, making it a must for a girls weekend getaway. RELAX

Those looking to melt into the beauty of Montana need to look no further than this gem in the Paradise Valley. Nestled at the base of the Absaroka Mountain Range, Chico Hot Springs offers a variety of chances for R & R. “It’s just such a relaxing atmosphere,” Cowan says. “When you’re out in the pool soaking, there is open air and the mountains. It’s great.” Visitors can soak in the natural waters of two open-air mineral pools that average 96 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit. The pool and hot tub include a poolside bar as well as access to Percie's Poolside Grille. Even more, the resort includes a spa with massage options, secluded on a hillside overlook. CONTINUED >

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Let’s face it. Not everyone wants to settle for grabbing grub poolside. For Cowan, the dining in the Chico Dining Room is a must. “The dining room is world-class,” Cowan says. “The food is amazing.” The Chico Dining Room provides an elegant, intimate atmosphere as well as quality fine dining. Offering breakfast Monday through Saturday, a brunch buffet on Sunday and dinner nightly, the main space provides a full menu. Some of the resort’s most popular dishes include grilled ahi with Thai onion sauté and the rosemary rack of lamb with basil-mint jelly.

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What’s a girls weekend without a few drinks? With a full wine cellar on-site, Chico resort has been nationally recognized for its wine offerings. “The wine list is beyond amazing,” Chico Hot Springs owner Colin Davis, says. “There are only two in the state and very few in the country that have been recognized on this level.” In addition to fine wine, the resort features a full bar and The Chico Saloon, which houses a full bar and beer on tap. STAY

There’s no shortage of accommodations or styles in which to stay at the Chico resort. All in all the property features 112 rooms with 48 rooms located in the original Main Lodge. Housing antique décor and a cozy feel, the Main Lodge provides direct access to the pools. With no shortage of housing options on the 150-acre property, Cowan recommends staying in the resort’s Lower Lodge, which consists of modern rooms and four suites. "We like staying in the Lower Lodge section because it’s still on the rustic side, but it has a newer look and feel,” Cowan says. ENTERTAINMENT

After a day of relaxing, Cowan and the crew like to cut loose at The Chico Saloon. The bar features live music on weekends and a dance floor. The Saloon also features video poker, foosball, keno machines, a pool table, shuffleboard and televisions. For Cowan, the entertainment at Chico feeds into the full experience. “The best thing about Chico is the fun you have with all of your friends,” Cowan says. “It’s an experience.”

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FINDING TIME FOR SUCCESS

Article McCoy Worthington

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Jane H. Smith, M.D. Photo courtesy Jim Woodcock.


JANE H. SMITH, M.D.

Photography by Jacob Smith

Jane H. Smith, M.D. Photo courtesy Jim Woodcock.

In 2001, Jane H. Smith, M.D., was bedridden, facing Lyme disease, a series of health ailments, a grim diagnosis and few answers from Western medicine. She decided to take her fate into her own hands. “I was supposed to die,” Smith says. “I had to rebuild my life from scratch.” She turned to homeopathic and integrative medicine, and as she began to heal physically, she realized that to remain healthy she needed to go deeper. She went on what she describes as an intensive “wholeness journey.” As a result, she discovered an innovative form of “wholeness living” that has breathed new life into both her and her family. It motivated her to write a book, How to Build a Big, Unbreakable Life: An Invitation to Wholeness, and she now runs a wellness consulting company through her website, IDrJane.com. “I knew that if I could make this simple so people can grab onto it, it would completely change their lives and they’ll love their lives,” Smith says. It is this drive to spread wellness and joy to others that guides Smith throughout the day. 6   a.m. - 9 a.m.  Smith spends her mornings preparing for the week. She likes to schedule in “chunks," so Monday mornings are for answering emails, scheduling meetings and planning the week ahead. She says this is a crucial step in setting goals and prioritizing the days ahead. 9 a.m. – noon  Midmorning is all about striking a healthy balance between career and family. During this time, she puts her plan in motion by engaging on social media, connecting with potential clients and managing marketing obligations. Also a home educator, she examines her son’s studies and arranges any co-ops or tutors that are needed for his success. “I’ve learned  in a wholeness paradigm  I can have family and achievement in a very good balance,” Smith says.   noon – 3 p.m. It’s action time. She gives individual attention to clients, conducting interviews to see if clients are a good fit, deciding how to help individuals succeed through a customized plan and meeting with clients to drive growth within one-on-one sessions. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. It’s time for group wellness sessions. She focuses on helping groups of friends, colleagues or team members work on wholeness and growth. Like her individual sessions, Smith customizes goals to fit group needs. CONTINUED > May 2017 | Billings Lifestyle

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KATIE ELLIS

Katie Ellis posing at Bottega Clothing.

Katie Ellis has always been on the tall side, which sometimes can make finding the right outfit a problem. Early on as she developed her personal style she also discovered the undeniable connections between beauty, confidence and warmth in clothing. Her experiences and a passion for fashion inspired her to eventually open Bottega Clothing, where she now focuses not only on supplying the newest trends but also working  with customers to find the style that makes them feel beautiful. “I see clothes as a tool to help build confidence,” Ellis says. “I believe when we have an outfit on that we feel confident in we take on our world a little bit differently.” Each day she helps people find this confidence and cultivates meaningful connections with customers, Bottega employees, the broader community and family. 6   a.m. - 9 a.m.  For Ellis, the morning is all about networking. She likes to kick off the week by meeting with other business owners and local nonprofit fundraising groups. She says this helps her hone her skills as a business professional and become a more productive leader. 9 a.m. – noon The store opens at 10 a.m., and Ellis likes to focus on bringing out the best in her employees even before customers arrive. She runs employee meetings which include practicing communicating effectively, confidence-building exercises and team-building programs. noon – 3 p.m. For Ellis, afternoons are made up of researching new products and having employees try them on. She says that by familiarizing herself with each product, she can recommend clothing for different body types. 3   p.m. - 7 p.m.  This time’s blocked off for participating in community fundraisers and events. She says building these connections throughout the community helps strengthen CONTINUED > local bonds and her business.

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TRACY MOORE Tracy Moore’s life is anything but routine. Her nearly decade-long career as a professional photographer has taken her all over the world. Regardless of the location, her motivations remain consistent. She loves building relationships and bringing out her clients' best side. Operating mainly through her website, TracyMoorePhotography.com, she specializes in wedding photography and senior pictures. “I really love getting into these girls’ lives and interacting through adventures,” Moore says. Her day is spent preparing for these interactions and creating a fun, photogenic atmosphere. 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Mornings for Moore mean preparation for the day. She connects with clients through email and social media and spends mornings cleaning lenses, clearing memory cards, gathering lights and charging batteries to make sure she’s ready to take on the day. 9 a.m. – noon Moore spends midmorning hours scouting photo locations and traveling to shoots. She also likes to meet with clients to get a feel for their wants and expectations. noon – 3 p.m.  It’s photo time. If clients like snowboarding, Moore will be taking pictures on the slopes. If they like hiking, she’s right there with them on the trails. She says it’s important to connect with clients in their element and have fun. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Shooting generally goes into the evening. Then it’s a quick snack and time to pack up the gear. She likes to have an adventure and tries to make every shoot unique and fun.

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Tracy Moore at a photo shoot. Photo courtesy Tracy Moore Photography.


KRISTA STETSON Some people complain about diff iculties. Others, like business owner Krista Stetson, turn them into businesses. Faced with excruciating headaches brought on by gluten intolerance and fed up with the poor quality of gluten-free stores, Krista and her mother, Tina, decided to create a bakery that featured entirely gluten-free products, free from any cross-contamination and safe for people with celiac disease. Located in Billings, Rae Rae’s Bakery uses f lour that is certif ied non-GMO, certif ied organic and certif ied gluten-free. 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.  Opening at 8 a.m., Stetson checks orders, examines shelves and prepares. This gives her a chance to see what she’s up against. 9 a.m. – noon  Throughout the morning and much of the day, Stetson is in charge of baking bread. Because Rae Rae’s doesn’t use preservatives, it is important to start fresh every morning. noon – 3 p.m.    Rae Rae's usually sees a flood of customers in the afternoon. After baking all morning to stock shelves, she spends the afternoon answering questions and clearing them. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.   In the evening, Stetson works to refill the shelves again. This is when she picks up most of the baking to prepare for the next morning.

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Historically road trips produce the best fodder for lifelong memories, but sitting for that long can be brutal. Since you’re confined to a car, it’s important to be comfortable. Pack pants that allow you to curl up in the car and stretch your legs at rest stops. The best part? They don’t have to be unflattering. With their elegant pleats, pockets and ruched ankles, Encircled’s Dressy Sweatpants seem more like slacks ($148, Encircled.co). Black leggings are also a wise pair of bottoms to pack. Manduka’s Essential Leggings feature four-way stretch, so they wear like a second skin ($88, Manduka.com). Pair them with a tank top for an impromptu hike at a scenic pullout or a flowy tunic for a pit stop at a fancy restaurant along your route.

The luxury of longer trips is you can sneak more luxury into your luggage. Still, look for dress clothes that are dual-purpose like Eddie Bauer’s Departure Tropical Packable Blazer for men. It’s designed to go from “tarmac to trail” and features wrinkle-free, four-way-stretch material boasting moisture-wicking and UPF 50+ protection properties. There’s an interior passport pocket holder and exterior pocket which the blazer folds into when it’s time to pack it. ($149, Rimrock Mall, 300 S. 24th St. W.) Another jacket that folds into its pocket and comes in handy on longer trips when inclement weather is in the forecast is Orvis’ Lightweight Floral-Camo Anorak ($98, Orvis.com). Its durable water-repellent finish helps you stay dry while its floral camo print reflects the trends seen on the runways.

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Anywhere Apparel ($65, AnywhereApparel. com). The Minneapolis-based company also has a jacket that transforms into a bag, and all of its products are made in New York. Fun fact: the brand's founders lived out of carry-on bags while circumnavigating the globe in 17 days. If you break down and need to do laundry in your sink—or save water and wear it while you shower—pack pieces like underwear from ExOfficio. In drying time tests, the company’s best-in-class Give-N-Go boxers and briefs beat their cotton counterparts by a landslide ($38-$42, ExOfficio.com). 

Minimalistic jewelry that elevates a look while not being high maintenance is a must for a trip of any length. It will help you feel glam on long layovers or when your car is broken down on the side of the road. But, leave your most sentimental and valuable pieces safely at home, and opt for something like a Simplify bracelet from Life is Good ($28, LifeIsGood.com). It’s a reminder that when it comes to packing, less is often more.

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Last year's Princess Day at ZooMontana was a huge success so it

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will two days this year. Bring your little princes and princesses to

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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts presents season 15 of Funky

always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene, (his brother be-

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funny as the adult troupe—just not as old. This year’s members include

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MAY 13 MONTANA WOMEN’S RUN DOWNTOWN BILLINGS The Montana Women's Run promotes health and fitness for women of all ages through exercise and education and encourages an active lifestyle. The event consists of a 5-mile and 2-mile course, which participants can walk, run, or even wheelchair. Both races start on Second Avenue North between North 25th Street and North 24th Street. WomensRun.org

MAY 13 MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND CLASSIC CAR AUCTION METRAPARK EXPO CENTER One of the largest classic car events in the Northern Rockies, this event features some of the finest collector cars, antique cars, late model, specialty, show winners and project cars and trucks in the region. Everyone at one time or another has dreamed of owning a classic car. Now is your chance to bid on one at auction and drive it home! MetraPark.com

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MAY 17 AMY GRANT (RESCHEDULED DATE) ALBERTA BAIR THEATER Ever since she burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life's complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation. AlbertaBairTheater.org

MAY 18 ARTRAGEOUS ALBERTA BAIR THEATER With a palette that mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction, Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. AlbertaBairTheater.org

MAY 20 COLA PEN DRAWING YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM Historically, master scribes used a variety of materials to make customized pens. Calligrapher Sarah Behrens Lemon will follow this tradition as she instructs students in the creation of both a calligraphy pen and/or a creative new drawing tool from a recycled soda can in a class that takes place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. ArtMuseum.org

MAY 20 19TH ANNUAL HERITAGE HOME TOUR MOSS MANSION MUSEUM Each year the Moss Mansion Museum strives to feed interest in local culture, history and architecture with an event featuring an impeccable lineup of homes, businesses and other unique properties. The 19th Annual Heritage Home Tour offers ticket holders the opportunity to support the ongoing preservation efforts of the Moss Mansion Museum while viewing a remarkable group of historic properties. MossMansion.com

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PEEK INSIDE THE PURSE OF A WORKING MOM ESSENTIALS TO-GO ARTICLE STEPHANIE HOWER

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Vince Camuto Purse—Bottega Clothing | Sleek leather and stylish detailing add polish to any outfit, while the crossbody strap leaves hands free for wrangling a toddler or snapping a photo. LifeProof iPhone Case—Best Buy | This case offers fully sealed construction, protecting from both trauma and the elements—a must for any mom, especially those that lead an active lifestyle. Proof Sunglasses—Bottega Clothing | Eco-friendly eyewear provides UVA/UVB protection in a chic frame. Banana | Moore keeps blood sugars steady and fights cravings with healthy, whole foods. Essential Oils—doTERRA | Moore likes to have doTERRA Deep Blue and doTERRA Frankincense with her.  Proof Wallet—Bottega Clothing | Compact and durable design stores the essentials while ditching added bulk.  Fuji Instax Mini Camera (Photo shown)—Target | As a photographer, Moore has a passion for capturing moments. She loves the instant gratification of prints from this handy camera. Business Cards—Moo.com | Networking is vital to any small-business owner. Moore is prepared when out and about.  Tokyomilk by Margot Elena Everything and Nothing Shea Butter Handcreme—Bottega Clothing | Busy moms are tough on their hands. Moore fights dryness with this sensuous, fragrant balm. Tokyomilk by Margot Elena La Vie La Mort No. 90 Parfum Rollerball—Bottega Clothing | Last minute meeting? No problem. This perfume is ready whenever Moore might need a quick refresh. Lexar Memory Card—Best Buy | Tools of the trade for an adventurous photog. ColourPop Matte Lipstick in Finder’s Keepers—ColourPop.com BareMinerals Lipgloss in Maverick—Ulta Beauty | Moore stays put-together and pretty with a few essential items from her cosmetic bag. Charger—Apple.com | Fielding emails and keeping up with clients via smartphone is important. Moore doesn’t ever let a drained battery slow her down. Pens—Office Depot | A strong believer in lists, Moore keeps the right tools at her fingertips. 34

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