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Fort Collins PREMIERE ISSUE

FortCollinsLifestyle.com

NOVEMBER 2018

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STORM APPAREL: FIGHTING FOR A CURE THROUGH FASHION

LOCAL LIMELIGHT: MARY FRANCIS

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Nick Wood | nick.wood@lifestylepubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jahna Eichel | jahna.eichel@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Jahna Eichel | jahna.eichel@lifestylepubs.com

Much to Be Thankful For HELLO FRIENDS,

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jahna Eichel, Casey Lynn Saunders CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Daryl Love, Landon Loewen, Richard Mauro Ricchiuti

My name is Nick Wood, publisher of Fort Collins Lifestyle. I’m beyond excited to share with you the GOOD NEWS and be a part of this community publication. My wife and I believe this is the perfect place to raise our four children. Whether we are skiing, camping, hiking, fishing or simply finding a moment of solitude along the Poudre River, we know how lucky we are to be in such an amazing locale.   Fort Collins holds a special place in our hearts. Our new business partners have been a joy to get to know.  These partnerships mean a lot to us, so thank you to everyone who has joined us and made this adventure possible.   We have many great local stories in this premiere issue that we are excited to share.  You will read about Storm Apparel, a clothing line that makes you feel fantastic with a mission straight from the heart. As many of us prepare to gather with friends and family for holiday feasts, learn how to prepare the perfect cheese platter from the experts at the Fox and the Crow. 

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2018

FEATURES 12 Fighting for a Cure through Fashion Storm Fine Apparel

22 The Perfect Platter The Fox and the Crow

26 The Exchange Gives New Urban Experience to Fort Collins Residents A New Destination inside Old Town

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30 Mary Francis A CSU Alum Who’s Making a Difference

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Locally Owned

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Open House

22 Culinary Creations 26 Hot Spot 30 Local Limelight 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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The Botanique Grand Opening

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Tucked away on a dirt road in North Fort Collins, an old schoolhouse turned into a luxurious villa awaits guests for spa experiences, yoga and meditation, farm-to-table community dinners and so much more.

1. Open house attendees led on a guided tour by owner and designer Heather Goldstein | 2. The Botanique owner Heather Goldstein | 3. Private chefs prepare hors d'oeuvres

Returning You To The Most Productive and Active Life Possible Our Physicians at Front Range Pain Medicine specialize in interventional pain management for chronic pain syndromes and offer interventions which treat pain rather than providing a temporary medication solution. Whether you’re experiencing spinal stenosis, chronic back or neck pain, diabetic neuropathy, or cancer pain, you can count on our office to provide effective pain relief solutions. We approach each patient as an individual, recognizing the importance of their participation in the plan of care and treatment.

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AROUND TOWN

ADVANTAGE BANK TO HOST FREE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Advantage Bank will host a free economic outlook event on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Embassy Suites in Loveland. The seminar will feature a presentation from  Dr. Richard Wobbekind, senior  economist and associate dean for business and government relations at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Wobbekind will provide an update on the national, state and local economies including a look ahead to what can be expected in 2019.  The event will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.  To learn more and register, visit AdvantageBanks.com/events. the Teaching Kitchen inside Ginger & Baker  will have an all-day pie pickup event for anyone who preorders their holiday pies along with cooking demos and free tastings all day. The Thanksgiving pie pre-order deadline is Sunday, Nov. 18.  GingerAndBbaker.com/product/pie-order-form 

FORT COLLINS CANDY STORE OPENS IN OLD TOWN FORT COLLINS Children and adults alike will fall head over heels for the newest sweet addition to downtown Fort Collins. The Fort Collins Candy Store Emporium is an old-fashioned candy store set in a 1940s environment, complete with vintage candy favorites,

COLORADO GIVES DAY

incredible antique toy display. Upon entering the

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Community First Foundation

store, owner and candy expert Tony Vallejos takes

and FirstBank join together to create the annual

you on a magical journey through his candy empo-

Colorado Gives Day movement, in support of

rium you won't soon forget.

charities and nonprofit organizations statewide. Since 2007, Colorado Gives has helped increase philanthropy in Colorado by helping connect generous donors with more than 2,300 local organiza-

227 Jefferson St., Fort Collins, 970.893.2929

YOGA POD FORT COLLINS CELEBRATES ONE YEAR!

tions in need of support. Throughout the 24-hour

The events keep coming at Yoga Pod! After

period of Colorado Gives Day, each donation to

celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a retro

ColoradoGives.org will be matched by the partners

80s party their giving our community even more

$1 Million Incentive Fund, proportionally increasing

chances to align with a new yoga practice. If you

the value of each contribution.

missed those festivities join them on November 11th

To make a donation, visit ColoradoGives.org.

GINGER & BAKER OPENS ORDERS FOR HOLIDAY PIES

with Katie Brown for an instructional 2 hour workshop designed for anyone new to yoga or for those who want a fresh look at the basics. The course will focus on the fundamentals of a sound yoga practice

This year for Thanksgiving, Ginger & Baker will

including foundational alignment in postures and

feature four delicious pies: apple, maple pecan,

breath. This workshop will leave you feeling empow-

pumpkin and cherry! Orders are available online, by

ered to try any of our level 1 classes. Investment is

phone at 970.223.PIES (7437) or in person at 359

$20 for members $25 for non-members.

Linden St. in Fort Collins. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10

working vintage telephones and registers, and an

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interior design concepts

Holiday Open House Friday, November 2nd 10am - 5pm Saturday, November 3rd 10am - 3pm

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Friday, November 16th 10am - 5pm Saturday, November 17th 10am - 3pm Holiday Decor | Food & Beverage Daily Specials

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LOCALLY OWNED

fighting for a cure through fashion

STORM FINE APPAREL

ARTICLE JAHNA EICHEL | PHOTOGRAPHY DARYL LOVE

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OWNER,

CURATOR

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DEVOTED

MOTHER

TRACI

GENDRON HAS CARVED OUT AN INCREDIBLE DOWNTOWN FORT COLLINS BRICK-AND-MORTAR WITH AN INSPIRING MISSION IN HER BOUTIQUE, STORM FINE APPAREL. Located in the heart of Old Town, Storm is an immaculately designed storefront catering  to both men's and women's fashion. Traci is more than a savvy curator who assists her clientele in choosing on-trend streetwear; the entrepreneur's 3-year-old niche boutique  donates 100 percent of its proceeds to finding a cure for cystinosis,  a rare metabolic disease that Traci's son Tanner has. Cystinosis afflicts  just 500 children and young adults in the United States, with just 2,000 afflicted worldwide. Through her work with the Cystinosis Research Foundation and Traci's financial contributions from  Storm Fine Apparel, CRF is as close as they've ever been to starting patient trials on stem cell transplants that Traci and her CRF comrades are confident could cure this disease for many. When launching Storm, Traci's vision was to find a purpose for her son and a way to fund the fight against his disease. Originally from Illinois and a hairstylist with 25 years' experience, she knew something was missing in Fort Collins when it came to men's clothing and knew she had what it takes to procure truly unique and on-trend fashion. In 2014, Traci donated her kidney to her son to increase his chances of fighting the disease. She knew if Tanner was lucky enough to surpass the life expectancy of 27, a mission-driven family business would give him the chance at a normal adult life. Tanner, now 30, works alongside his mom in the boutique. The aesthetic of Storm Fine Apparel  is modern, metropolitan and upscale, with options ranging from athleisure to business casual and formal and everything in between. With the addition of womenswear and accessories, Storm is now a one-stop shop for all things luxury fashion. With Traci's eye  for unique, on-trend styling, Fort Collins Lifestyle took a moment to ask her about her best practices and her favorites brands. 

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TRACI'S TIPS + You can never go wrong with purchasing good quality, on-trend shoes. Even with denim and a white tee, a great pair of shoes can make an outfit. + Clothing should fit well. Taking the extra step to alter clothing for your specific shape can take your look to the next level. + Accessorize with a seasonal piece like a blazer, cardigan or jacket. + Traci's favorite brands include Herman & Herman, Stone Rose, WRK  and Bloom Jewelry. 132 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 970.294.6306, StormFineApparel.com

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OPEN HOUSE

Favela Interiors ARTICLE JAHNA EICHEL PHOTOGRAPHY CASSIE ROSCH

LESLIE FAVELA DESIGNS BEAUTIFUL, LIVEABLE AND FUNCTIONAL SPACES

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WHEN LESLIE FAVELA PLANS HER NEXT DESIGN, NOT ONLY DOES SHE ENVISION A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED SPACE, BUT SHE ALSO LOOKS FOR FUNCTIONALITY AND EMOTION. A crafted environment creates a mood or a feeling and shows off the personality of the family that lives there. It's attention to these these details that ensure decorating success.

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Decorating is more than just eye appeal, it's making a room or whole home design really work for the people who live, work and play inside it. Leslie tries to incorporate natural elements in the home as those elements create  a "lived-in" aesthetic. She also incorporates  neutral and natural basics in all her clients' homes. For Leslie, books are a must. "They add color, inspire conversation and bring interest to a space," she says. She recommends at least one on every coffee table. In the kitchen, the use of light comes into play when designing a motif that includes glass cabinetry. Leslie advises her clients to use glass when working with a home without vast amounts of natural light as it allows darker spaces to appear brighter while also adding visual character. As the holidays approach, we always look for ways to refine  our homes to enhance our guests' experiences around the dinner table. For an easy update, Leslie recommends using simple white plates CONTINUED >

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with clear glasses. Leslie says these simple additions are both elegant and casual when paired together and can be used for any occasion—a perfect aesthetic for Northern Colorado. Leslie embraces simple comforts with her designs by adding minimalist pieces that can stand the test of time and includes greenery and low-maintenance plants whenever possible.  While combining both masculine and feminine design motif to her clients' spaces, she also includes the use of texture. "Texture  doesn't always have to be obvious for it to make a difference in your home. Simple black edging gives the room just enough impact to allow character," she says. When it comes to your home, pieces that reflect your life, your personality and your family should be included in any design plan. Pictures, vases, pillows and area rugs can all be integral parts of any great design. 

Leslie Favela of Favela Interiors

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE JAHNA EICHEL | PHOTOGRAPHY LANDON LOEWEN

THE PERFECT PLATTER THE FOX AND THE CROW CREATES A DECADENT CHEESE BOARD

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LOCAL CHEESE MONGERS TINA AND ALAN MOONEY, OWNERS OF THE FOX AND THE CROW, ARE CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS IN BUSINESS THIS MONTH. With an expansion already under their belt, this husband and wife duo has an abundance of knowledge to share with the foodie community of Fort Collins. The Fox and the Crow is a full-service bistro and cheese shop specializing in impeccably curated platters for all occasions. The bistro also

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offers classes and tastings in a relaxed environment. The Fox and the Crow has the most concentrated number of certified cheese professionals in the state of Colorado, making it

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the perfect stop for your holiday planning. The Mooneys and their staff are ready and available to answer any questions you may have and can't wait to pair you with the perfect cheese or create a platter for you with just 24 hours' notice. CREATING THE PERFECT CHEESE PLATTER 1. KNOW YOUR CROWD. If your guests are adventurous, world-traveling tastemakers, Tina recommends a platter with bold cheeses. If you're looking to play it safe, go with crowd-pleasing options instead. 

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2. SELECTING BALANCED CHEESES. Create a balanced platter both in taste and shape as well as cheeses with different serving styles. Tina recommends using soft, hard and semi-soft cheeses cubed, sliced and crumbled.  3. TEXTURE. Cheeses are capable of many different serving styles. Focusing on texture allows for a wide range of experiences for your guests. Crumbling a soft or semi-soft cheese, slicing a cheese round horizontally or stacking triangles vertically around your fruit selection provides a different feel for each option. Tina also recommends a ratio of 60 percent cheese to 40 percent accompaniments.  4. PAIRINGS. Often, a client will order a premade platter from

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the Fox and the Crow with a list of wines and other foods they are serving alongside the cheese plate. Tina works hard to make sure each item on her platters fits with the client's specifications. When building your own platter, Tina recommends coming into the shop and having the certified cheese professionals assist you with your selection. Knowing your wine list ahead of time will help them select the best fit. 5. POPS OF COLOR. With cheeses being a mixture of lighter, more muted colors of whites, tans and yellows, Tina recommends all the other items on your platter be full of color. Tina recommends seasonal fruits both fresh and dried as well as meats, chutneys, jams

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and mustards. Don't forget to garnish with aromatic herbs like rosemary and thyme and fresh-cut flowers. Full platter recipe online at FortCollinsLifestyle.com 2601 S. Lemay Ave. Suite 9, Fort Collins, 970.999.2229,

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HOT SPOT ARTICLE JAHNA EICHEL | PHOTOGRAPHY DARYL LOVE

GIVES NEW URBAN EXPERIENCE TO FORT COLLINS RESIDENTS A NEW DESTINATION INSIDE OLD TOWN 26

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TLF! THINK LOCAL F I RST

WHEN YOU SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN FORT COLLINS LIFESTYLE, YOU GET TO:

Shop Businesses Conveniently Located Near You Enjoy Special Offers Only Available to Our Readers Support Our Local Economy

Bloom Flower Market & Floral Design, Chick'nCone, Old Town Churn by Little Man Ice Cream and the future home of Steamies Burger Bar

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THE INVITING OPEN-AIR CENTRAL PLAZA IS CANOPIED WITH STRINGS OF LIGHTS AND COMMUNITY-STYLE PICNIC

TABLES

SURROUNDED

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INSPIRED CUISINE, CRAFT COCKTAILS AND BEER SERVED VIA SHIPPING CONTAINER CARS. The Exchange sits in the plaza encompassed by College Avenue, Riverside Avenue,\ and Jefferson Street and hopes to revitalize Old Town’s 200 block on North College to create an energetic gathering place. The

perimeter

of

the

Exchange

includes new restaurants; bars; shops; and casual food and dessert stands like the Pizza Press, Vatos Tacos and Tequila, Coppermuse Distiller, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Chick'nCone, FoCo DoCo Donut Company and Bloom Flower Market & Floral Design. The Exchange will also include Churn, the latest creation from Little Man Ice Cream. Inspired by their original Denver concept, Churn will emphasize the food sensation that comes from enjoying homemade ice cream and handcrafted malts. The Exchange will also welcome creative offices, additional restaurant spaces and more. The Exchange offers plenty of South Old Town street parking and ample bike parking, a bike service station and connectivity to the Poudre Trail. The Pizza Press 28

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THE EXCHANGE WILL ALSO WELCOME CREATIVE OFFICES, ADDITIONAL RESTAURANT SPACES AND MORE.

FoCo DoCo Donut Company, Vatos Tacos & Tequila and the future home of Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

M ARY FR ANCIS A CSU ALUM WHO’S MAKING DIFFERENCE

MARY FRANCIS HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE NONPROFIT

CSU alumni, are proud to call Fort Collins home, where they are rais-

SECTOR IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER FOR MOST OF HER

ing their two children while also growing their business.

ADULT LIFE. Mary has been an integral part of the Fort Collins

When launching their business, they knew it was important to join

community since her days as a student of Colorado State University.

the mission behind WomenGive as business members. Mary was the

Throughout Mary's career, she's spearheaded fundraising

youngest of 11 children raised by a single mother and felt an incredi-

efforts for  large organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma

bly strong pull toward helping empower other single mothers. When

Society, the Red Cross, CSU, UC Health, United Way and WomenGive.

she told Kevin about the organization, he agreed that they needed

After graduating, Mary returned to CSU as the assistant direc-

to help however they could. Mary says women and children are

tor for health and human services as well as the assistant direc-

the driving force behind her love of volunteerism and that she has

tor for the Office of Principal Gifts. In these roles, Mary procured

also worked closely with other organizations to provide snacks to

large-scale fundraising and donations for student scholarships

low-income children through Junior League Fort Collins. This makes

and capital campaign contributions that funded many of the

WomenGive the perfect fit for the Francis family.

campus' highlights today. 

When he learned that the mission behind WomenGive is to

While working for the Cancer Center at UC Health, Mary lost

provide scholarships and childcare support for single mothers

her own mother to cancer. This is when she decided to change

in poverty, he knew he wanted to help. Kevin wants the public

her path and explore how she could still support her commu-

to know that the women who  receive scholarships and  assis-

nity and the organizations she cared for on a deeper level. Mary

tance through WomenGive are not looking for handouts. They

wanted to be the one to make those donations and volunteer for

are looking to create a sustainable life and career to support

the many organizations she loved. After watching her husband,

themselves and their children and that they are incredibly smart,

Kevin, succeed in the home lending sphere, Mary decided to join

hardworking individuals who also want the ability to give back

him in 2011. After working side-by-side for a larger lending insti-

to their communities.

tution, Mary and Kevin opened their own practice, Francis Home Mortgage, in 2016. 

WomenGive has  awarded  598  childcare scholarships benefiting 326 children and resulting in 105 recipients graduating. 

Through Francis Home Mortgage, these partners in life and in business are able to support their community. Mary and Kevin, both

To make a donation to WomenGive, visit UWayLC.org/WomenGive

ARTICLE JAHNA EICHEL | PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURED BY CARRI AND ADRIENNE

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MARY WAS THE YOUNGEST OF 11 CHILDREN RAISED BY A SINGLE MOTHER AND FELT AN INCREDIBLY STRONG PULL TOWARDÂ HELPING EMPOWER OTHER SINGLE MOTHERS.

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N OV E M B E R

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

WHISKEY AND PIE PAIRING

FORT COLLINS FOODIE WALK

Interior Design Concepts

Feisty Spirits

Old Town Fort Collins

It's the Fifth annual Holiday Open

Feisty will be hosting Pie Love out of

The Fort Collins Foodie Walk features

Gouse at Interior Design Concepts'

Loveland for a holiday whiskey and

12 of Old Town’s finest culinary shops as

showroom. Enjoy food and beverag-

pie pairing. Introductory cocktail then

they stay open late on the third Friday

es, daily specials and more.

four whiskeys paired with four beauti-

of each month for interactive showcas-

ful and delicious pies.

es, seasonal flavors and exciting taste

2 DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY Oak Street Plaza

It’s time once again to “flip the

experiences! The Fort Collins Foodie

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New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins

Walk offers a way for people to explore and enjoy the world of food and spices!

16 MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

switch” at the annual Downtown

Every year, avalanches are one of the

Holiday Lighting Ceremony! On Fri-

leading causes of death among back-

day, Nov. 2, thousands of strands of

country enthusiasts. If you plan on

brilliant white lights will illuminate

spending time in high, snowy country,

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by

the alleyways, sidewalks and tree-

you need to be informed prepared. In

Chip Davis has been America’s favorite

tops of historic Old Town Fort Col-

this free one-hour avalanche aware-

holiday tradition for more than 30 years!

lins. The dazzling display of low-en-

ness clinic, expert guides give an

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has

ergy LED lights stretches through

introduction to how avalanches hap-

created a show that features Mannheim

seven blocks for the holiday season

pen, what they look like and how to

Steamroller Christmas classics along

until Valentine’s Day.

avoid them.

with a selection of compositions from

Budweiser Events Center

Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series.

3 FORT COLLINS SYMPHONY MASTERWORK 2 CONCERT: PARIS TO PRAGUE

9 COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER Impact Chiropractic Fort Collins Chiropractor

Enjoy sweet treats, discounted prices

17-18 THE BUSINESS OF BIRTH WORK: DOULA TRAINING INTENSIVE Fort Collins

The Lincoln Center

on local businesses and giveaways for

Business, birth and postpartum doula

The Fort Collins Symphony’s “Paris

all expecting and new mamas!

training Nov. 17-18. Participate in per-

to Prague” Masterworks 2 concert begins with the rambunctious Le Corsaire Overture by Parisian Hector Berlioz. Next, the Symphony per-

son or remotely in the comfort of your

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own home. Taught by Althea Hrdlichka, CPM and owner of Tender Gifts Midwifery and the Creative Agency in

forms Johannes Brahms’ Concerto

MATTERS OF MOTHERHOOD

for Violin and Cello, featuring re-

Brickhouse Functional Fitness

$545 educational investment. Regis-

nowned cellist Clive Greensmith and

Join New Beginnings Chiropractic and

ter by phone at 928.925.0885

the New York Philharmonic’s Assis-

Brickhouse Functional Fitness for a

tant concert master Michelle Kim.

morning of learning, relaxation and fun

Fort Collins. Limited Spots available.

to celebrate motherhood! Topics will

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be focused on fertility, prenatal and

We are always accepting submissions

postnatal care presented by some

for events you'd like to see included

of the very best fertility, prenatal and

in our Calendar section. Submissions

postnatal practitioners in Northern

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

Colorado! Tickets are just $5!

at FortCollinsLifestyle.com.


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Because everything is better with a companion. Introducing the new Companion CD & Savings accounts from Advantage Bank! With these paired accounts you’ll earn the same 2.20% APY on both a 15 month CD and a Savings account. It’s the perfect solution for those that want the high yield of a CD and the liquidity of a savings account. Visit our Fort Collins branch at 4532 McMurry Ave. or call 970.353.0047 to learn more!

advantagebanks.com/companion *$10,000 minimum CD balance and $1,000 minimum savings balance required to earn the advertised Annual Percentage Yield (APY). APY accurate as of 10/12/18. Both CD and Savings accounts must be open and funded at the same time. The balance of the Savings account must be equal or less than the balance of the paired CD account. Additional deposits to the Savings account after account is opened are not permitted. Rates are subject to change. Interest penalty for early withdrawal on CD. If Savings balance falls below minimum balance requirement, fees may be applied and the account will no longer earn advertised APY. Fees could reduce earnings on account. Member FDIC

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OPINEL® Nº08 Knife, Available at the Welsh Rabbit Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera

FAVORITE THINGS 4.

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi Tool

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5.

WHO NICK WOOD 

1. Nick's favorite drink is Gin and Tonic which hap-

WHAT PUBLISHER

pens to be his dad's favorite drink as well.

WHERE FORT COLLINS LIFESTYLE

2. The Opinel N8 knife is his everyday carry and was purchased locally at the Welsh Rabbit

WE SAT DOWN WITH FORT COLLINS

Cheese Shop in Old Town Fort Collins.

LIFESTYLE PUBLISHER NICK WOOD

3. His Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Cam-

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era with Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm lens is

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the perfect gift for the photographer in your life. 4. Given to Nick as a gift 20 years ago by his best British mates, this Victorinox Swiss Army Multi Tool accompanies him on every camping adventure. 5. Some of Nick's favorite activities include skiing, hiking, camping and fishing. 

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