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Lifestyle Letter

Joy!

DECEMBER 2015

W

ith the holiday season in full swing, I often reminisce to family traditions we had while growing up. Christmas brunch at my parents was always a highlight, as my mom would cook a huge feast of all our favorites. The only downfall was that I had to beg and plead for a reasonable amount of frosting on the cinnamon rolls. Another (not so proud) tradition of mine, was to fake illness, so I could stay home from school and hunt for the presents “Santa” hid. If you grew up in the 90s, and you were a boy, you probably had the Nintendo video game, Super Tecmo Bowl.   As a card carrying sports fanatic, this particular game was one of the most highly anticipated releases in Nintendo history. In one of my finest heist jobs, I located the game my parents favorite hiding spot, carefully cut the cellophane with a razor blade, and played for eight hours straight one day. When my folks were to be heading home from work, I strategically put the game back in the box, and used a tiny bit of tape to make the packaging look intact. Now that Kate and I have young children, there is nothing quite like seeing how excited kids are on Christmas morning. When asking our 5-year-old son what he wanted for Christmas, I had to plant the seed that he should ask for a slot car electric race track. I may be pushing age 40, but who doesn’t love playing with a remote control race track?   Obviously, there is so much more to this season than receiving. It is an honor to live in a community that is full of so many selfless individuals. Whether donating food to a pantry, money to a cause, gifts to a family in need, or simply volunteering time, the citizens of Boulder County certainly know how to answer the call. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from our family to yours!

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Giving Back

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Artist's Palette

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Hot Spot

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Financial Fitness

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Road Trip

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Inspiration for do-it-yourself gifts that add a special touch.

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Good Times

Boulder Country Day Annual Gala

The BCD Gala and Auction is the major social and fundraising event of the year for the Boulder Country Day School community. Parents, faculty and staff enjoyed an evening of fine dining and great entertainment while raising funds to enhance the school’s programs. PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE OLIVER 

Honor and Doug Engle

Dana and Heather Ash

Liz and Brion Stapp

Dr. Gail Albertson, Janet Ashack, Patricia Knight, Janet Humphrey, Dr, Jaclyn Arends, Jules Coker

Megan and Alastair Brogan

Joy and Winn Hartley

Diesel and Brad Fayfield

Beth Fisk and Jon Tarkington

Sterling and Mark Kranicec

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Mozart Goes to Macy's

Boulder Symphony held an exciting fundraiser gala at Macy’s 29th Street store on October 8th. The red carpet event included a fashion show featuring Boulder Women of Distinction, a full symphony orchestra concert, silent and live auctions and socializing with Mozart himself. PHOTOGRAPHY KAREN DOMBROWSKI-SOBEL

Felicia Santelli, Deborah Frazier, Tony Santelli, and Mark Schueneman

Audi Boulder loaned four cars.

Mozart (Andrew Haller) leads Cherie Arnold and Julie Thornton into the event.

Julie Thornton, Mozart, Cherie Arnold

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Month Of Modern Wrap Up Party

MoM brough the Front Range design community together to celebrate the region’s most acclaimed names in modern and contemporary design at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Colorado presented by Porcelanosa, Caliber Home Loans and Boulder Lifestyle Magazine. PHOTOGRAPHY LISA DOANE 

Stephanie Bingham, Carrie Bingham and Cheri Goff Julie Meko, Sheryl Hadley, Polly & Mark Lestikow

Jeff Hindman, Stephanie Cox, Kate Bailey, and friends

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Fiori Flowers' Reopening

Fiori Flowers hosted a party with cocktails and bites to celebrate the re-design of Fiori Flowers with Mile High Style. PHOTOGRAPHY KELSEY HUFFER

Lara DeBroux and Ella Hassan

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Todd Reed Anniversary in Venice

Celebrating the first anniversary of their flagship store on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California. The event included great performances, food and people. PHOTOGRAPHY LIZ KANTNER AND KARIN LISA ATKINSON

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Tough Luck Cowboy's 10-Year Anniversary

This was a two-day event to celebrate Tough Luck Cowboy's 10-Year Anniversary. Thank you to Avery Brewing Co. for pouring at the occasion and to the four artists present: Scott Farrell from O'Farrell Hats, Love Token Jewelry, Karen Wilkinson and Sophy Brown. PHOTOGRAPHY ROXANNE CAPAUL

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28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Boulder’s St. Julien Hotel &

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only hotel in Boulder recognized in the awards. A distinguished member

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businesses to follow. Each of Dave’s celebrated restaurants is driven

will always be two rotating soups and a bone broth bar supplied by

by passionate chefs, sourcing ingredients with integrity and practic-

Western Daughters. Unlike the East Pearl location, there will be no

ing culinary technique to its best measure for over 20 years. More-

wine and the cheese and salami selection will be more limited. The

over, they’re dedicated to the best Boulder traditions of hospitality

new space will be shared with the boutique floral shop, Fawn’s Leap,

and grace, helping make the city a Mecca for great dining. In addition,

and will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dave’s restaurants are renowned for contributing back to the com-

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environmentally responsible practices. Entrepreneurial Community Builder Award – To Peter Grant Johnson,

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for his work and volunteer service as he helped shape Boulder’s entre-

gy in Gunbarrel has been selected as the Center of Excellence in

preneurial culture that drives our innovative spirit. Before his untimely

Colorado for SculpSure™. This is a proprietary light-based device

passing and still today, Peter was and is lovingly renowned as a “Cham-

for the reduction of stubborn fat in problem areas such as the ab-

pion for Good,” bringing people together to build a better community.

domen, love handles, thighs, etc. SculpSure’s breakthrough body

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CURED OPENS SECOND LOCATION After a growing demand for Cured's gourmet sandwiches and prepared food, Will and Carol Frischkorn began looking to expand to the West end of Pearl Street, where more businesses reside. The intimate 460-square-foot space, across from PMG and Sushi Tora, will host the limited, yet carefully curated favorite items that can be found at the flagship East Pearl shop like gourmet chocolates, dried pasta, anchovies, bitters and more. It may not be as much of a foodie hub as the East location, but that is only because of a strong focus on more prepared foods for grab-and-go lunch and dinner. The Cured West location will always have five sandwiches available: a sweet, a savory, a grilled cheese, a vegetarian option, and the infamous Spicy Frenchman sandwich (brie, butter, ham, and fig compote) will be available everyday, only at this location. The rotating gourmet sandwiches come from a lengthy list of 41 that they've built up overtime. There

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Around Town (CON TI N U ED) 24 percent of treated fat in a 25-minute procedure. There is no

with our young people in the years and decades after graduation,”

downtime with SculpSure, so patients can return to normal activ-

adds Susan Boyle, BCD director of admission and marketing. As

ities immediately. “Even with diet and exercise, most people have

part of the November 12 event, BCD students and alumni were able

areas of stubborn fat that seem impossible to get rid of,” states Dr.

to share their philanthropic experiences and unique family cultures

Hale and Dr. Pilkington. “SculpSure can help patients achieve the

that support their drive to make an impact.

results they are looking for with a non-invasive treatment that fits

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BRICK KNITWEAR  BRICK knitwear believes in well-constructed knit apparel created with the finest yarns and made right here in Colorado.  BRICK knitwear launched in fall of 2014 in Boulder county. The company meets

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the demands of people wanting a quality garment made locally.

Boulder Country Day School (BCD) invited all Boulder parents

BRICK knitwear has sourced the finest cashmere-merino yarn, taking

to participate in an exciting, free educational opportunity focused

advantage of the natural performance properties found in merino, but

on engaging families in making a positive impact in our community

with the soft-to-the-touch feel of cashmere.

and beyond. On November 12, special guests Natalie Lynn Rekstad

At BRICK knitwear, they do their  production in-house, so

and Elizabeth Dowling, Ph.D. of Black Fox Philanthropy led a dis-

they can be closely involved in all the stages of the production

cussion about a parent’s role in shaping their child’s philanthropic

process. Their products are handmade on vintage hand-operat-

values and finding age appropriate pathways to engage positive-

ed knitting machines. Their knitwear production facility is a ze-

ly in their community. The event was free and open to the public.

ro-waste operation and they donate all leftover yarn to a local fiber

Boulder Country Day School has a long tradition of providing its

artist. At BRICK knitwear, they find our inspiration in nature and

students with opportunities to participate in community service and

do our part to preserve and conserve the environment. The young

encourages activities that empower students to make a positive im-

designer/ owner of BRICK is a Boulder resident and is excited to

pact. “By inviting parents to join us in that effort, and giving them

share her designs with the community.

the tools to do so, we are building a culture of giving that will stay

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Open House

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WINTER HIDEAWAY THE WARD CABIN: A REFRESHING MOUNTAIN RETREAT

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modern cabin tucked alongside a remote alpine lake, this home functions as a refreshing weekend getaway. Built on one-anda-half acres at 9,000-foot elevation in the Rockies, this Boulder County home is a direct result of the collaboration between Arch11 and Hammerwell Incorporated. The home was designed to feel intimate yet still be able to comfortably accommodate extra guests. BUILT ON A FOUNDATION

With a desire to have a retreat nestled into the landscape and reflect old Colorado mountain living yet still embrace modern sensibilities and conveniences, the owners were sure they wanted anything but a “monument.” They desired a simple, cozy getaway with a flexible layout so they could invite another couple to join them for a weekend and not feel cramped. ENTICING INTERIOR

The living area is open with pieces of exposed structure and southern views. Poured concrete floors with an applied stain and wax create simple, low-maintenance natural flooring that provides a functional mass for distributing the radiant heat. A small loft is accessed by a stairway and serves as a place to curl up with a book and view the Continental Divide with its ever-changing weather patterns. Green building is exemplified by the use of cement board for gable-end siding, honed stone countertops, reclaimed wood flooring, wool carpet, composite decking, dead-standing logs and steel roof panels. CONTINUED >

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WELL-THOUGHT-OUT EXTERIOR

Perched on the edge of a ridge, dwellers are treated with stunning views of the lake below. Using a hybrid of traditional log construction coupled with cost-effective wood frame, the perimeter walls are mostly constructed of 12� diameter, hand-hewn logs. All of the lumber used was either sustainably harvested or recycled. Large expanses of glass help weave the old and new together. Exceptional indoor air quality was achieved by ensuring all materials in the home are VOC-free. The final rust-colored palette of the corrugated steel roof is still a work-in-progress of Mother Nature. And smart house features allow the owners to control the lighting and radiant heating system remotely as well as monitor security.

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PRIVATE OR PUBLICÂ

The floor plan accommodates a secluded master bedroom and bathroom at one end of the cabin. An office/den overlooks the living room, but can be isolated by sliding barn doors to quickly convert the office into a private guest bedroom for the occasional visitor. One of the best features of the cabin is the visual connection between all the public spaces while still keeping them functionally discrete.

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Locally Owned

LABOR FIN ART CO VISUALIZES THE BEAUTY IN SOMETHING THAT WAS ONCE DISCARDED.

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toic & Genuine, Infinite Monkey, Lon Little Shop, Fin-

“Our favorite is probably airplane parts, even though

kel & Garf – I’m actually not just listing off your favor-

they are hard to find and quite difficult to work with, they

ite shops and restaurants in Denver and Boulder. This list

turn out so damn beautiful,” says Olson.

contains places around town where you have unknowingly

An unexpected benefit of appreciating reclaimed materials

admired the work of Denver-based furniture makers/de-

is that Fin Art Co has sustainability built into the business.

signers from Fin Art Co. And that was just the tip of the list.

Taking discarded, recycled materials and turning them into

Owners and longtime friends, Rob

pieces of functional modern art with a

McGowan and Ben Olson have only been building furniture for eight years now and officially launched Fin Art Co in 2009. How did they hone such a craft? You know that old saying learn from your mistakes. Turns out it’s true. According to McGowan and Olson they have made

new purpose.

OF

LOVE

every mistake in the book in order to learn

by finding something really cool and figuring out how to use it as a piece of furniture. With reclaimed pieces, they have their own inspiration built into them,” says McGowan. Fin Art Co continues to grow and oth-

how to make handmade modern furniture.

er fellow furniture craftsmen now join Mc-

“We’ve always come up with cool ideas that usually challenge our skill set, so we’ve had to figure out how to create our crazy ideas. Each project we take on pushes us to learn new skills,” says McGowan.

Gowan and Olson. They are redesigning local shops and homes one place at a time with pieces of furniture that mesmerize the eyes with clean lines and contrasting elements.

Their work has a very distinctive look that incorporates a

“The idea of handmade furniture in an age of facto-

mix of old and new. Mid-century modern designs integrate

ry-made furniture appeals to us because every piece we

with reclaimed salvaged materials from the past, such as

make gets touched hundreds of time throughout the cre-

wood from trains and bridges, retired farm hardware and

ation process, which brings a certain life to a piece that

even abandoned airplane wings.

factories can never create,” says Olson.

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Giving Back

Revel With A Cause

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

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ooking to buy a gift that keeps on giving? Consider purchasing a product that gives back this holiday season. We’ve cultivated a variety of charitable presents that help promote change in the world. Here’s where to find them!

SHOW YOUR STRENGTH

Polar Bear Wire Bangle Polar bears endure harsh conditions. They

PLAY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

are protectors who exhibit great stamina,

Toy Wood Puzzle Boxes and Wood Trains

which can encourage persistence in pursu-

TRI Vintage and Wares is a social busi-

ing dreams. ALEX & ANI donates 20 per-

ness specializing in ethically sourced

cent of the purchase price from each Polar

merchandise from local and global ar-

Bear charm sold to Association of Zoos and

tisans. The toys are made of wood and

Aquariums, whose charitable purpose is

handcrafted in India. By sharing proceeds

dedicated to the advancement of zoos and

from every sale, they sponsor worthwhile

aquariums in the area of wildlife conserva-

causes in an attempt to abolish human

tion, science education and a better future

trafficking and the very real modern day

for all living things. (ALEX & ANI)

slave trade. (The Restoration Initiative)

ALL THE SWEETNESS OF A COOKIE

Gingerbread Man Wire Bangle Baking cookies with loved ones is at the heart of the holidays. ALEX & ANI captures this joy in this Gingerbread Man charm and donates 20 percent of the purchase price from each Gingerbread Man charm sold to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to dramatically change the quality of life for children and adults facing cancer in New England and around the world. (ALEX & ANI) STRINGS OF JOY

Estrella Garlands Handmade from water hyacinth that commonly clogs waterways in Bangladesh. The group that makes this item empowers single women who are heads of household with little to no income by providing them with employment. (Momentum) 40

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LATHER UP SOME GOOD

Hand in Hand Soap The couple that formed this company did so because they realized that millions die daily from lack of hygiene and poor water quality; so for every bar purchased, Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and a month of clean water to children in need. (Momentum) SPARKLE AND SHINE

Jewelry The Restoration Initiative is truly a one-stop-shop for gifts that give back. Handcrafted in India, this jewelry is made of brass, mixed metals, wood, camel bone, sterling silver and semi-precious

stones.

Pro-

ceeds from every sale at TRI are shared to help end human trafficking. (The Restoration Initiative)

A CUP OF CHEER

As a Woman owned and opperated company, 3 percent  of Snow Street’s profits are used to micro-finance women-owned and operated businesses in the coffee growing regions of Honduras.  BURSTS OF BRIGHTNESS

Colorful Headbands The

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MONEY CLIP Magnus $295 John Atencio  WALLET ‘Shinola’ Wallet $195 Weekends   LEATHER BRACELETS 'Tres Cuervos Studio' in Santa Fe Black and Brown

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HOMEMADE HOLIDAYS

ARTICLE KATE MANZ PHOTOGRAPHY KELSEY HUFFER

H

ere at Boulder Lifestyle we love to support our local businesses, they are the heartbeat

of the city. That's why when we decided to do a DIY feature we teamed up with some of our favorites and they created a special project just for our readers. There's something thoughtful for everyone in the handmade holiday how to. 

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FIORI FLOWERS FioriBoulder.com

MACRAMÉ HANGING PLANTS This kit would be great as a gift itself or craft it together and gift it completed. The plant holder kits are available for pick up at Fiori as well as pre made ready to go holders.  INSTRUCTIONS

• Thread four pieces of rope through the ring and situate in the middle. Tie a knot below the ring. There should be eight pieces hanging. • Measure down 20 cm and tie two adjacent pieces of rope together and continue this around so you have four knots at the same level. • Measure down 10 cm below the knots and tie one piece of one rope to the other until you have eight knots all the same level. • Gather up all the eight pieces at the bottom and tie a knot. • Arrange an air plant atop moss or choose soil and a few rocks with a succulent in a glass vase or a pot. • Slip your pot into the holder resting the base on the big knot at the bottom. Voila!

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WINTER TREE THROW PILLOW All supplies and kit for this pillow and other holiday pillows available for pickup. Winter tree template cut out available on the Fabricate blog at FabricateBoulder.com Inspired by Scandinavian aesthetic, the design of this lovely wool throw pillow is the creative collaboration between Ann Sather and Linda Spillmann.    INSTRUCTIONS 

///MATERIALS:

///DIRECTIONS:

• 1/2 yard of background fabric (we used 100% wool in winter white)

1. Cut 2 squares of background fabric measuring 18” x 18”.

• 3 coordinating scrap fabrics - linen, cotton, wool, felt, and fleece all work

2. Trace 3 trees with tree templates onto fabric and cut them out.

well at least 5” x 12” • Matching and/or contrasting thread

3. Sew around the perimeter of the trees on the right side of the front

of pillow fabric in the position and color of thread that you choose.

• 22 inch coil zipper in a contrasting color

You may also want to use a decorative stitch with your sewing ma-

• Sewing machine

chine. Set aside.

• A good pair of scissors or rotary cutter and ruler

4. Install the zipper:

• Iron

A. Cut a horizontal line across the top of the back of the back-

• Pins

ground fabric, 3.5 inches from the top.

• 18” x 18” pillow form

B. Place the right edge of the zipper, pull side up, onto the left edge

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The sewing machines and all other tools and equipment in the Fabricate studio can be used in Independent Studio time for $10/ hour. The Janome DC2015 sewing machines, like the ones used in our studio, can be purchased locally at Sew-Vac of Boulder.

to the length of the fabric, using a quarter inch seam allowance, backstitching at the top and bottom. Topstitch to the left of that seam, slowly, making sure your seam is straight. C. Repeat for the other side, pin zipper to the right side of the cut

fabric, zipper pull up, pin, sew, topstitch. 5. Cut excess zipper and sew perpendicularly over the end of the

zipper to create a stop. 6. Open the zipper half way and place the right sides of the pillow front and

back together in the desired direction and pin all the way around the four sides of the pillow. Start sewing on a corner and sew all the way around the pillow with a ¼ inch seam allowance. Clip corners. 7. Turn the pillow right side out through the zipper opening. 8. Insert the pillow form and admire your work!

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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS (CON TI N U ED)

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LEMON LAVENDER SOAP INGREDIENTS

• Lemon and Lavender Clear Soap- Melt & Pour Soap Recipe • 20 oz Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base, cut into 1-inch chunks • 30 drops Lemon Essential Oil • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil • A few Calendula flowers • A few Lavender flowers • Soap Molds ///DIRECTIONS:

Place the soap base in a glass heat proof container and set it in a double boiler filled with steaming water, over medium-high heat. When the soap base is melted, add the Lemon and Lavender essential oil. Pour a little of the soap base into the mold and press in the flowers.  Let the soap cool until there is a thick film and gently fill the mold the rest of the way, with the remaining soap. Wait for about 1 hour then gently un-mold your soap. Directions and supplies available for cinnamon and sweet orange goats milk soap as well as coco peppermint goats milk soap. 

BERGAMOT LAVENDER LIP BALM INGREDIENTS:

• 4 fl. oz Plantain Infused Olive Oil or other carrier oil of choice. Some options include Macadamia Nut, Jojoba or Almond Oils. • 1 oz net wt. Beeswax Pearls • 48 drops Bergamot Essential Oil & 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil • 20 Lip Balm Tubes ///DIRECTIONS:

In a heat safe measuring cup with a pour spout, add the oil and beeswax pearls together. Place in a double boiler (this can simply be a cooking pot with a shallow amount of water in it). Place the measuring cup into the water while it is still room temperature. Slowly heat the water on low and mix frequently. When all of the beeswax has melted, remove from heat. Drop the essential oils into your oil mixture. Mix well. Carefully pour the mixture into your lip balm containers, filling all the way to the top. Allow the mixture to cool and harden. Cap & Enjoy. Yields approximately 20 lip balm tubes. 64

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Cookies & Cocktails DON YOUR APRONS, BREAK OUT THOSE PEARLS

ARTICLE DANA LAPINEL | PHOTOGRAPHY LAURA KINSER

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T

here’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned cookie swap. So in order to welcome the spirit of the season we decided to host our very own holiday cookie exchange. And what better way to practice an age-old tradition then taking it back to 1959 and adding a retro spin. As we discovered, the recipe for the most delicious party of the year is some good friends, seasonal-cider cocktails, a touch of champagne, and most importantly cookies – lots of cookies. Lemon bars, Grandma’s snowballs, chocolate bark, and good ole’ gingerbread all made an appearance, and many other cookie varieties that are a great addition to anyone’s recipe book. Vintage opaque pink cake stands and flower-patterned cookie trays were once again filled to the brim with cookies and their crumbles. Eager friends stood nearby always keeping one eye on the glowing treat display as guest started arriving one by one. Our favorite holiday tunes, as varied as the cookie selection, got us all in the mood for the merrymaking. Eventually the chit chatter of conversation was hushed as a toast was made, champagne popped and then the tasting began. A cookie for now, plenty for later--boxes, tissue paper and ribbon were flying as everyone got to work packing away sweet treasures. Considering sharing is a cardinal rule for the season, there were plenty of cookies to go around, for everyone’s friends and family.   When it comes to a cookie swap, the more really is the merrier. That means more baked goods to go around, more new recipes to try and of course more laughter to be shared. We hope you enjoy our cookie swap party as much as we did, and hopefully it inspires CONTINUED > you to host your own.  December 2015 | Boulder Lifestyle

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COOKIES & COCKTAILS

(CON TI N U ED)

SHERYL HADLEY'S CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY BARK 

10 oz chocolate chips (at least semi-sweet, preferably 60%) 1/2 c. freeze dried raspberries, crushed 1/2 c. cacao nibs, crushed Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat.  Stir in raspberries & cacao nibs and spread on wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Place in freezer for approximate.  Break bark into pieces with hands & enjoy!   **you can also subsititute 3/4 c toffee pieces (Heath) to stir in, spread on wax paper on cookie sheet, and generously grind sea salt on the melted CONTINUED > chocolate before freezing.

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COOKIES & COCKTAILS

(CON TI N U ED)

Elorie Slater, Rachel Lee, Erica Simon

CHEWY GINGER COOKIES

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 1/12 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper 3/4 dark brown sugar 1/3 cup vegetable shortening (trans-fat free) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 large egg 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 cup raw turbinado sugar Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Whisk first 7 ingredients (flour through black pepper) in a medium bowl.  Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat brown sugar, shortening, and butter in a large bowl, scraping down sides halfway through beating, until light and fluffy.  Reduce mixer speed to low.  Add egg, molasses, and vanilla.  Beat just to blend.  Add flour mixture; beat on low speed to blend.  Mix in crystallized ginger by hand (dough will be very soft and sticky). Place raw sugar in a shallow bowl.  Using 2 tablespoons, scoop out dough (1 tablespoon at a time) into the raw sugar; turn to coat well.  Roll into a ball and transfer to the baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Bake cookies, rotating the sheets halfway through, until edges are firm and centers appear cracked, 10-12 minutes.  Transfer cookies to wire racks and let cool.    Can be made 3 days ahead.  Store airtight at room temperature between sheets of parchment or waxed paper.   CONTINUED >

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COOKIES & COCKTAILS

(CON TI N U ED)

COOKIE WRAPPING RECIPE

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GRAM'S SNOWBALLS

1 cup butter 4 tbs confectioning sugar 2 cups flour 1 tbs vanilla 1 tbs water 1 cup chopped walnuts Mix above in order in large bowl.  Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until light brown. Cool for 5 minutes then dust in confectioning sugar. 74

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PUBLISHER'S SPIKED CHAI TEA LATTE

Bring to a boil eight cups of water. Add 16 chai tea bags; turn off stove; secure the lid with the tea bag tabs hanging outside and steep 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Stir in 1/2 cup each spiced rum and vanilla-flavored vodka and 2 cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Stir in 2 cups sweetened condensed milk; switch to the warm setting until ready to serve. Ladle into mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Dana Brenick, Penny TerHar, Ana Paula Bastian, Rachel Lee

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FARM-TO-

CUP With Snow Street Coffee

ARTICLE KEELEY MAHANES PHOTOGRAPHY KELSEY HUFFER

N

o matter how busy life gets, especially around the holidays, there is one thing that is guaranteed to slow the world

down, even if it’s just for 20 minutes: a piping hot, perfectly aro-

matic cup of coffee. Unfortunately, more often than not, people drink their cups of Joe without consideration for the process that is put into their to-go mugs. Luckily, Neige LaRue of Snow Street Coffee has always felt that coffee was a special force that had the capacity to slow life down and bring people closer together with just one sip, and she was generous enough to share her story and process with Boulder Lifestyle and our readers. NEIGE, WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

“Going way back… My family moved to the Big Island of Hawaii when I was 9 months old.  We lived up the mountain (“up mauka”) in the Kona Coffee Belt.” DID GROWING UP IN HAWAII INFLUENCE YOUR PASSION FOR COFFEE AND ROASTING?

“Growing up in this geographical region you develop a deep respect for the coffee plant and all of the hard work that goes into farming it, processing it and roasting it. It is said that the kids in Kona (“keikis") help pick the coffee cherry as soon as they can tell the difference between green and red." SO FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE YOU KNEW YOU WOULD WORK WITH COFFEE BEANS?

“Not necessarily… As life went on I moved to California, went to college, got married, started working in the New York Financial District and then the 2009 financial crisis happened and I lost my job… I also happened to be pregnant with my first child. I spent about a year figuring out what I wanted to do with my career and all roads led back to coffee.” CONTINUED >

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WHAT EXACTLY DOES STARTING FROM SQUARE ONE LOOK AND FEEL LIKE FOR A COFFEE ROASTER?

“I started out as a home roaster on a Behmor 1600 Plus, asking my dad to send me green beans from our friends and family who are still farming coffee in Hawaii. From there I roasted on a fluid bed roaster and eventually graduated to a small batch drum roaster. I sought out training with the roast master of Portland’s premier Craft Coffee Company and have continued my training and education through the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Roaster’s Guild.”  YOUR COFFEE EDUCATION LED YOU TO SNOW STREET COFFEE, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO THERE?

"At Snow Street Coffee I sell specialty grade coffee with a cupping score of 85 or higher and everything is purchased using “Farm Gate” pricing which is 50-100 percent above Fair Trade minimums.  Additionally, as a woman and mother in this male-dominant coffee-roasting world, I feel it is my responsibility to give back to the women at origin, where the coffee is grown.  For that reason 3 percent of Snow Street’s profits are used to micro-finance women-owned and operated businesses in the coffee growing regions of Honduras. Additionally, I have recently become involved with the  International Women’s Coffee Alliance  and am looking forward to getting more involved with them in the future. "

WHERE CAN OUR READERS BUY SNOW STREET COFFEE?

Snow Street Coffee is primarily sold online (SnowStreetCoffee.com) with shipping available nationwide and free local delivery in Boulder County.  For local purchases you can go to Lucky’s Market or stop into Moxie Bread Co. on Main Street in Louisville for a cup of coffee or a bag of beans. WOULD YOU MIND SHARING A BIT ABOUT THE BEAN TO CUP PROCESS?

///01. The coffee plant is typically grown between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn in equatorial climates with sufficient elevation. ///02.  Similar to apples, coffee can be classified in many groups.  Most commonly we distinguish coffee as Arabica and Robusta.   Specialty Coffee is made up of coffee classified in the Arabica species. ///03.  The coffee plant produces fruit and once picked, this fruit is processed.  There are multiple methods of processing coffee and they involve the removal of many outer layers of the fruit, drying out the coffee bean (or the pit of the fruit) and preparing for export and roasting. ///04.  When roasting, coffee changes both physically and chemically.  There are numerous types of roasting machinery and countless methods of roasting.   Each roaster relies on science, training, cupping and their instincts to develop the perfect roast profile for each coffee. 80

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Artist Profile

BILL SNIDER ARTICLE DANA LAPINEL | PHOTOGRAPHY BOB TRUEMPER

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inetic, layered and graphic elements is how Boulder-based artist Bill Snider describes his work that can be viewed at Art & Soul Gallery on Pearl Street and even in several galleries in New Zealand, where he spends part of the year. With Bill Snider Studios in two parts of the world, “everything” can be a source of inspiration. CONTINUED >

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Like a lot of artists, working on developing a consistent style is always a goal and a challenge. I want to keep a recognizable look from one piece to the next and wrap it together wit h a type of execution and craftsmanship that I find engaging.. and hopefully others will as well. DESCRIBE THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR ART PRACTICE IN YOUR OWN WORDS?

As far back as I can remember I’ve liked making things. Building model airplanes but putting the parts in places that weren’t in the instructions. In college, the focus was on sculpture, kinetic sculpture and now the paintings are a combination of all that. They’re flat but the process is more akin to sculpture than traditional painting technique, and I’m still putting things in places that are unexpected ... I hope. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE AND USE OF COLOR? WOULD YOU SAY IT IS ABSTRACT AND IF SO, HAS IT ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY OR HAVE THERE BEEN DRAMATIC CHANGES OVER THE YEARS?

Graphic, kinetic, layered …. this is what makes up the basic style,  what pulls the  viewer in. I do what is considered a painting but they could also be thought of as flat  sculptures because  they have depth, painted sides and a finish unlike most paintings. The evolution has been in complexity. More layering which creates a greater sense of depth. A more balanced image that integrates the various components into a unified piece more so than when I started. WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS WHEN STARTING A NEW PIECE? 

There probably aren’t many methods that are unique. Artist are always building on someone else’s style and I’m part of that when it come to images. My process is a bit out of the ordinary. It involves sawing, hammering and sanding - not your usual painting terms. I build my own panels from lumber yard materials and use paint that comes from the hardware store. I build up layers of paint and then sand most of it off; leaving marks and shading that would be hard to create with a brush. These steps are often repeated until the overall background comes to life. Next, more  graphic elements are 86

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Exactly when and where did it begin? I’m not sure, seems like it’s always been a part of me. added … metal, painted numbers and hard edge circles and shapes that are in contrast with the background. Between most of the layers I add a clear coat so that once  completed the piece has a smooth, almost glazed surface. Not what one would expect from something that looks very rough.  FROM WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION?

Everywhere! TELL US THE ORIGINS OF BILL SNIDER STUDIOS? 

I actually was a fine arts major at CU. After graduation and living in Denver and later Aspen, I was on a pretty good trajectory doing sculpture work, mostly kinetic pieces. Then I became involved in a short film project which morphed into a 30-year career. I guess one could say that I went from kinetic sculpture to kinetic images. Thirty years of looking through a camera lens can stockpile a lot of images. Those images, in a more abstracted form, started to pour out  12 years ago when I hung up my camera. The work I’m doing now is a reflection of that moving spinning world. I also like the idea of the paintings having some entertainment value. BillSniderStudios.com  December 2015 | Boulder Lifestyle

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Hot Spot

ALL SPRUCED UP HOTEL BOULDERADO’S SPRUCE FARM & FISH IS ONE OF BOULDER’S BEST KEPT RESTAURANT SECRETS.

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ARTICLE ALLYSON REEDY | PHOTOGRAPHY HEIRLOOMSNAPS

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otel restaurants typically get overlooked by a city’s residents. For one, locals may not know about the eateries because they retire to their own homes rather than to a hotel room. And for another, hotel food doesn’t exactly have a sparkling, must-try reputation. For those reasons, you may not have heard of Spruce Farm & Fish, housed in the historic Hotel Boulderado. But even among Pearl Street’s multitude of standout restaurants, Spruce holds its own and is worth a taste. It’s a little ironic that out-of-towners would have the heads-up on one of the city’s best kept restaurant secrets. Spruce advertises itself as being fresh and locally focused – de rigueur in today’s restaurant climate – and its Boulderado home certainly walks the walk. The Hotel Boulderado has been locally-owned since its debut in 1909, so they are no strangers to supporting local businesses.

DETAILS:

Spruce Farm & Fish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 2115 13th St. 303.442.4880 SpruceBoulderado.com

Spruce, which occupies the space long held by Q’s Restaurant, embodies that spirit by using Boulder County-based farms and vendors, like Silver Canyon coffee, Red Wagon farm, Haystack Mountain dairy and Madhava Natural Sweeteners, among many others. For the ‘fish’ part of their name, they partner with sustainable oyster farms and fisheries to bring in fresh, ocean-friendly catches. The menu changes with the season, but the cornmeal fried oysters appetizer ($10) is always available. The creamy tabasco remoulade kicks up the little suckers, while the cornmeal batter makes them accessible to even the oyster-averse (because everything’s better fried, right?). During happy hour (5-7 p.m.) they go for $7, which makes them a steal at just about $1 a piece. Entrees are a good mix of the traditional and unexpected. On the traditional side, there’s the crispy skinned half chicken ($18) with fingerling potato salad and green beans. The chicken is juicy, flavorful and pairs nicely with the smokiness of the bacon in the vinegar-based potato salad. The unexpected is the crispy whole bass served with red potato hash and orange fennel slaw ($25). As a general rule, if a whole fish preparation is on a menu, it’s a good idea to order it. Besides the flavors you get from it being cooked with all of its parts, it’s an experience.

There are the eyes looking up at you, the bones to dodge and the crispy fins and tail suspended in time. It’s like science class in food form. For some reason, crispy fish doesn’t appear on American menus all too often (it’s a French favorite). But it’s a delicious way to seal in a white-fleshed fish’s moisture while offering a little bit of fat for a richer flavor. Spruce’s version is great, especially with the pool of Romesco sauce under it that gives a jolt of smoky, peppery heat. One of the menu highlights is a side. The Brussels sprouts with Sriracha soy glaze ($6) are among the best I’ve ever had – and I’m a sprout devotee. Warning to those with spice-sensitive palates: they bring the heat. Cocktails are inventive and well-balanced. The Hibiscus ($11) is a slightly sweet blend of gin, hibiscus simple syrup, grapefruit juice and rhubarb bitters. Tea Thyme ($8) tastes like it sounds – house-infused sweet tea vodka with fresh thyme, simple syrup and soda. There’s also a nice selection of wines by the glass, with most in the $7-9 range. It’s nice to see hotels investing in their restaurants and putting out food that rivals the city’s best. The St. Julien’s Jill’s Restaurant and Panzano inside Denver’s Hotel Monaco are also doing a great job. And hey, if you have one too many Hibiscus cocktails while at Spruce, you’ve got a bed waiting right upstairs. December 2015 | Boulder Lifestyle

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THE HEART GOES LAST BY MARGARET ATWOOD

Take a journey to Consilience, a social experiment offering homes and jobs after a financial catastrophe causes an economic meltdown. Participants alternate months in their suburban utopias with months spent in prison. Atwood’s first stand-alone novel in 10 years doesn’t shy away from morality, ethics and desire. GOLD FAME CITRUS BY CLAIRE VAY WATKINS 

Californians once migrating for gold, fame, or citrus, but now most “Mojavs” live in encampments in the east; except lovers Luz, a former poster child for the country’s failed conservation movement, and army deserter Ray. When they are joined by a child on their journey, their emotions begin to extend beyond personal survival. BATS OF THE REPUBLIC BY ZACHARY THOMAS DODSON

Filled with a massive amount of maps, notes, illustrations and documents, the interactive dual journey of Zadock Thomas in 1843 Chicago and Zadock’s grandson Zeke 300 years later in the city-state of the Texas Republic will draw readers into a conspiracy likely to destroy the Thomas family legacy and the republic itself. THE TEARS OF DARK WATER BY CORBAN ADDISON

This suspense thriller transports readers to a ship’s hijacking on the lawless coasts of Somalia. A Washington D.C. power couple and their son, a hijacker trying to rescue his sister, and an FBI hostage negotiator and his sister test the bonds of love and loyalty. FATES AND FURIES BY LAUREN GROFF

This multi-layered novel spanning 24 years in the marriage of Lotto and Mathilde uncovers unspoken truths with riveting poignancy and exquisite prose. Presented with two different points of view, readers see firsthand that every marriage is not quite what it seems, even to the married couple themselves.

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Financial Fitness

SUSTAINABLE INVESTING ONLY YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

ARTICLE KATHY LEONARD | PHOTOGRAPHY COLLEEN KELLY SENIOR VP OF INVESTMENTS KATHY LEONARD ON THE BEST WAY TO FINANCE. MYTHBUSTERS   More and more investors have heard the terms social, sustainable,

impact or ESG (environment, social and governance) investing. Too many investors are still on the sidelines because of myths that have not yet been fully dispelled. It’s time to clear the air and get with the investing trend. THE REALITY  We all invest so that we can make a financial return on our money. That’s the

clear-cut definition of investing. Some still believe that their returns will be lower if they chose sustainable investing but study after study has proven this is not true. Actually, at the start of 2014, sustainable strategies had grown to $6.57 trillion, an increase of 78 percent from two years prior. It is easy to create a diversified portfolio with competitive returns that is sustainable. IMPACT I have also heard people tell me their actions are too small to make a differ-

ence, or they question whether investing this way actually stimulates change. One truth I definitively know is that what we do with our money has an impact. Just because you may not be following the impact your portfolio is having, does not mean it is reflecting the issues that are most important to you. In fact, you could be very surprised. Just because you may not be guiding your impact, does not mean it is not happening; because guess what - it is. Start focusing and getting guidance to have your portfolio reflect the issues that are important to you. BE SUSTAINABLE in your portfolio and utilize ESG.  

• Avoidance: Most investments will screen out the most egregious offenders for the issues that are important to you. • Integration: More and more managers are identifying the best actors in each asset class and sector; supporting companies that are doing business in a responsible manner. • Active Ownership: Proxy Voting, Advocacy and Engagement: Since companies are not perfect, this approach allows your investment manager to vote on and file shareholder resolutions on issues such as the environment, child free labor, and weapons production, to name a few.    • Community Investing: Channels investments into low income and other underserved communities provide capital, credit and training that these communities would otherwise lack. • Ask the Experts: And as with any endeavor, it is important to have a partner that brings expertise, experience and a shared vision to the table. I have found that integrating individual’s social criteria alongside expert financial analysis will provide you with a diversified portfolio with competitive performance that will help move the needle on issues that are important to you.   The clock is ticking and we have too many problems and too little time to address them (I mean, who doesn’t?) Where you can start is with your investments. Your portfolio is a powerful tool for change. Not only will you feel better about how you are invested, but also you will help spotlight issues and raise them for debate, moving corporations down a more sustainable and overall successful path. 94

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the re-distribution of food items to those in need within a non-judgmental, safe and caring environment. They  provide a grocery store-style, client-choice experience, where individuals and families can shop for supplemental food. HopePantry.org 04/// GIVE MONETARILY

Boulder County Housing and Humane Services Through the Family-to-Family program you can make a donation to support financially struggling families and individuals so they can receive gift cards this holiday season. Parents will relish the opportunity

MAKE TIME FOR WHAT MATTERS THIS HOLIDAY

to purchase presents for their own chil-

ARTICLE KATE MANZ

struggling parents light up their kids’ faces

e make thousands of decisions everyday from where to park on Pearl Street to what we are going to make for dinner. Not every decision we make throughout our

day or week can be life changing but there are certain decisions that can leave a lasting

dren, and Teens and disabled. As well as giving elderly adult  clients  an opportunity to shop for themselves.The program helps during the holidays. It captures the spirit of hope and help this season. Please

contact

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County.org or for more information go to BoulderCounty.org.

effect on people's lives. During the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we challenge you to do just one thing (or five) to impact our community. To help get you started here

05/// GET YOUR BUSINESS INVOLVED

are a few nonprofits that would love some extra help this holiday.

Play hooky for a cause. If you own a business or rally your coworkers and consider volunteering as a group.

01/// GIFT DROP OFF

Community Food Share - Collect do-

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

nated food from many sources, and store

During the holiday season, EFAA facilitates additional programs to support our families and

the donated food in their warehouse

provide holiday giving opportunities to our generous community. Our holiday programs in-

where it is sorted, packaged, and checked

clude our Holiday Food Baskets, Adopt-a-Family Sponsor Program and our Family Holiday

for spoilage. Approximately 45 local hu-

Gift Room. EFAA invites participation from the Boulder County community to help support

man service agencies rely on them for free

our families during the holiday season. EFAA.org

food to pass on to their clients. They also operate programs like the Feeding Fam-

02/// LET THE KIDS HELP

ilies program which provides free food

A Precious Child

to families with school children living in

Through their "A Precious Gift" program, you and your family can sponsor a child and buy

poverty.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

them what's on their wish list for Christmas. Consider letting your child do chores to earn

afternoons typically are the best days to

money so he or she can buy something on your sponsored child's list. 

give your time.

Contact Courtney@APreciousChild.Org to sponsor a child or for more info go

CommunityFoodShare.org

to APreciousChild.org. *For an extensive list of non-profits, where you 03/// FILL THE PANTRY 

can donate here in Colorado and in your com-

Harvest of Hope Pantry

munity, check out ColoradoGives.org.

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Lifestyle Calendar

December DECEMBER 1, 8, 14, 15

including Santa himself, are always looking for a reason to come to

FACE HOLIDAY SHOW

Boulder and this parade provides an excellent one! Come early and

BOULDER'S DINNER THEATRE

stay late to shop, dine and explore vibrant downtown. 

Face is a nationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder,

BoulderDowntown.com

Colorado, bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just five singers and a vocal drummer, Face creates a rock-music

DECEMBER 5 & 6

phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No instruments and

BOULDER BALLET'S

no special effects -– just six guys. These shows will sell out! Get your

THE NUTCRACKER

tickets early. BDTStage.com

VANCE BRAND AUDITORIUM

DECEMBER 2

The Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Philharmonic

Orchestra

and

CU JAZZ PRESENTS HOLIDAY JAZZ

the Boulder Children’s Chorale

BROOMFIELD AUDITORIUM

proudly present The Nutcracker.

CU Thompson Jazz Studies faculty celebrates the holiday season. Old

Filled with familiar favorites, the

and new favorites for the season arranged in musical ways you never

whole family is sure to enjoy this

imagined! Featuring Brad Goode, Bijoux Barbosa, Paul Romaine, Paul

beloved holiday tradition. This

McKee and Je Jenkins. CU.JAzz3.com

year audience members will be treated to the debut of the Boulder

DECEMBER 2

Ballet’s new sets. BoulderBallet.org

THOMAS ANDREWS: COYOTE VALLEY

DECEMBER 6

CHAUTAUQUA COMMUNITY HOUSE

MENORAH LIGHTING ON PEARL STREET

Thomas Andrews is a history professor at the University of Colorado

PEARL STREET MALL

and author of the acclaimed 2008 book Killing for Coal: America’s

Join Boulder for a performance by the talented musician Steve

Deadliest Labor War. His newest historical work, Coyote Valley: Deep

Brodsky, fresh soufganiot ( jelly donuts), small menorah and candle

History in the High Rockies, underscores the value of drilling deep into

sets to take home, abundant chocolate gelt, tiny dreidels for every-

local history for core relationships — to the land, climate, and other

one, and the lighting of the giant Menorah. Co-sponsored by the

species—that complement broader truths.

Boulder County Center for Judaism, the Boulder JCC, the Boulder

Chautauqua.com

Jewish News, Jewish Colorado, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), and

DECEMBER 4 - 6

the Oreg Foundation. BoulderJCC.org

HOLIDAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

DECEMBER 6

MACKY AUDITORIUM

GINGERBREAD GIFT GALA

A lively program of seasonal music and festive holiday decorations in

GYM AT BOULDER

Macky Auditorium inspire sold-out audiences and make the Holiday

HUGH SCHOOL

Festival a beloved annual tradition. Choirs, orchestra, ensembles and

Celebrate the season with gifts

faculty soloists from the CU-Boulder College of Music invite you to

for your loved ones in this festive

share the joy and warmth of the season with your family and friends.

shopping experience featuring 90

Holiday Festival revenues benefit the CU Music Scholarship Fund.

exhibitors offering unique, high

CUPresents.org

quality gifts, holiday décor, local

DECEMBER 5

crafts, home goods, jewelry, bath and body products, delicious

LIGHTS OF DECEMBER PARADE

food and more. Visitors will find

PEARL STREET

free admission, great live music,

Join Boulder for the 28th annual Lights of December Parade. All of

hot chocolate and holiday cookie

the floats are created by local groups and businesses. Lots of people,

decorating. ColoradoEvents.net CONTINUED >

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DECEMBER 6 FAMILY DAY PAINT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE POSHSPLAT Family Day at Posh is a great way to spend time and do something creative with the whole family! Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs! No experience, set up, or clean up necessary! Just come and enjoy an afternoon of fun, and create beautiful works of art for your home!  PoshSplat.com

DECEMBER 10 ANGIE STAR HOLIDAY KICK OFF ANGIE STAR Join Angie Star to kick off the holiday season with our neighbors from

DECEMBER 24

Cured! Nibbles, baubles, bubbles and gift ideas for all the lovelies on

CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE GREENBRIAR INN

your list. Enjoy merry holiday shopping with a chance to win a pair of

THE GREEN

diamond earrings. AngieStarJewelry.com

On Christmas Eve, the Greenbriar Inn will be seating for dinner

DECEMBER 12

from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be offering their  seasonal menus as well as festive dinner and dessert specials. Reservations are filling up

MAKING MERRY BY STORIES ON STAGE

quickly so make yours now and be a part of The Greenbriar Inn holiday

CHAUTAUQUA COMMUNITY HOUSE

experience. Merry Christmas from everyone at The Greenbriar Inn! The

Stories On Stage presents their 15th annual holiday show of ”Making

Greenbriar Inn will be closed on Christmas. GreenbriarInn.com

Merry" featuring a collection of favorites and new seasonal stories with songs presented by your favorite actors. Chautauqua.com

DECEMBER 13

DECEMBER 31 NEW YEARS EVE AT THE ST. JULIEN ST. JULIEN HOTEL

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FESTIVAL

“Dance the Night Away, an Evening with Hazel Miller.” Doors open

BOULDER YMCA

8:30 p.m. Guests don festive black, gold or silver attire. Tickets include

The 10th annual Boulder Holiday Gift Festival is an annual Holiday

a variety of hors d’oeuvres, signature ice bar and luge, entertainment

Shopping Extravaganza that features high quality art, hand crafted

from Hazel Miller, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and

goods, amazing finds, great fashions, local merchants, unique trea-

a celebratory balloon drop. StJulien.com

sures, a free concert and a whole lot of fun! ColoradoEvents.net

DECEMBER 17 & 18

DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE GREENBRIAR INN

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Celebrate with a spectacular six-course New Year's Eve tasting dinner.

The December holiday season would not be complete without Happi-

Choose from the innovative and delicious menu selections to create your

ness and Cheer: Christmas with Ars Nova. Nationally recognized for

own tasting menu then sit back, relax and enjoy! Sparkling wine is also

innovative and adventuresome programming, Ars Nova will present

included; reservations available 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. GreenbriarInn.com

unique, rarely heard music for the holidays: a program that balances novelty, tradition, and familiar melodies with innovative new sounds, accompanied by harp and oboe. ArsNovaSingers.org

DECEMBER 20 LAST CHANCE GIFT FEST BOULDER COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS Find the perfect gift at this colossal sale, featuring a vast assortment of art, crafts, toys, home decor, delicious food, unique items and much more! More than 140 of Colorado’s finest vendors and also live music, hot chocolate, free admission, a kids train and fun for all ages.  ColoradoEvents.net 100

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Parting Thoughts 1. The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide To Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All by Richard Betts. Boulder dweller R. Betts has done it again with his newest book. Makes a great gift for anyone who loves good brown spirits and wants to learn more. 

THE HOLIDAYS WITH DAVE QUERY

2. Light and Motion - Commuter Combo Light.  Give the gift that keeps one living. Anyone you know who rides a bike, needs a light, cause every night, it gets dark. Crazy! This is a great one - strong lumens in front, blinker in the back. Available at University Bikes.

3. Brush Creek Cane Fly Rod   These handmade cane rods are a legacy gift - something to be passed on for generations. Bad-ass little creek sticks that will never disappoint. Frank Drummond is a master craftsman.

WHO: Dave Query WHAT: Founder of Big Red F Restaurants  

BigRedF.com    1. YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION? Going up and sitting in the star on Flagstaff. Used to do

4. The "I'm Not Buying Gifts But Instead Donating to a Non-Profit This Year" Gift -  There With Care. Founder Paula DuPre and her crew at TWC are doing amazing work for Colorado families during the times of critical medical challenges of their children. ThereWithCare.org

it a bunch with the kids when they were little. Now, it's something Dana and I like to do. You gotta time it right, cause sometimes there's a ton of people up there. But when you get it all to yourself, with a mug of something hot, it's Christmas fantastical. 5. Self-Indulgent Stocking Stuffer for your Spouse - $250 Frontier Airlines Gift Card.  Kids are covered, work is fine, you and yours go to DIA with two days to spare. Pull up the Frontier Departures and decide what town you're gonna go to that you've never been to before. Big fun - Total adventure.

2. WHAT ARE YOU COOKING UP THIS YEAR? There's usually a big crowd at the Christmas dinner table at our house. I think this year we're gonna do a big smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, yam pudding, maple baked butter beans, brussels sprouts and slaw. And some of that delicious Post Brewing Co. Cherry Pie for dessert launching everyone onto the couch for nappy football games. 3. YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIE? I don't know how it started, I think with my dad when I was young and now my boys have continued the tradition - but we always seem to watch the most inappropriately violent and dark movies on Christmas Day. I'm sure it will be no different this year. 

7. Monthly Wine Club - Boulder Wine Merchant.  Meet with Owner/Master Sommelier - Brett Zimmerman. Different prices - Different styles. These guys get access to wine that isn't available to us in the 303 - delivered to your door.

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6. The Most Difficult Aunt, Mother, Hard to Buy For Person with Fine Taste Gift - Bay Leaf On Pearl.  The most interesting, hard to find, thoughtful and eclectic gifts around. You will find something they love.


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