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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 19th, 2016

It’s official, when I grow up I want to be this lady. Meet Nancie! She is the owner of Lafayette Antiques & Home Decor. Walking through her door is somewhat like walking into a time machine, not only for the sake of being surrounded by thousands of vintage items, but because it is inevitable that you will wonder where hours of your time went when you can finally pull yourself out of the shop! Everywhere you look there is an eclectic mix of stuff just begging for you to take it home! The shop is arranged into fun displays in seemingly endless rooms on multiple levels. Nancie moved to Colorado... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 14th, 2016

  In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am featuring MY love as today’s Face of Boulder! Meet my husband David, everyone! (how great is that beard?!) This loving, hardworking (and handsome, if I do say so myself) husband and father moved to Colorado a year and a half ago. David was born in New York and moved to Florida when he was 12. After far too many years enduring the humidity, he was ready for a change so he packed up and moved to Lafayette, sight unseen! David has been working in the electrical trade since he graduated high school and continues here as a foreman for a Denver based contractor.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 13th, 2016

“Bark, bark, grrrrr, bark!” That is Jazmin’s way of saying, “hello!” On another amazing, sunny Boulder County day, I ran into Jazmin and her people, Vicki and Tanya, taking a stroll along beautiful Coal Creek Trail.  They were out trying to wear Jazmin out a little bit! She is a Golden Retriever – Husky mix and loving this weather, just check out the smile on her furry face! Two years ago, Tanya and Vicki moved back to Colorado after living in Las Vegas for 10 years. They live in Lafayette and love their fur baby, Jazmin. Vicki tends bar in Denver when she isn’t... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 12th, 2016

I dare you to try and keep up with this energetic 11 year old! Meet Logan! On an unseasonably warm winter day, Logan and his friends were hanging out at the skate park doing one of his favorite things…scootering! He switches between a trick scooter and BMX bike practicing jumps and moves until each one is mastered to perfection. Logan’s fearlessness was evident as he flew through the air repeatedly landing with ease each time. When he isn’t playing around on two wheels, Logan is home with his family. He lives in Lafayette with his parents and has two older brothers and an older sister... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 7th, 2016

These pint sized Broncos fans are ready for the big game! Meet Connor & Laila! I found these siblings making snowballs in their front yard waiting to ambush their party guests! Ten year old Connor has QB aspirations and throws a mean spiral already. When he isn’t tossing a football around he spends time at the numerous Boulder County skate parks on his trick scooter or BMX bike. He likes hanging out with his friends and playing video games as well. Laila is seven and loves arts and crafts! She is super creative and recently made a life-sized, 3-D dog out of paper! When she’s not making... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 6th, 2016

Some people have adventure in their blood, an obvious passion for exploring and Randy exudes exactly that. An avid outdoorsman, Randy had dreamed of moving back to Colorado since living here briefly over 30 years ago. Whether its hiking, skiing, climbing or riding, any spare time he has is spent in the mountains. “The mountains are really my passion, not just a hobby. Whatever I can do to be up there…that’s where I’m at.” Motorcycles have also always been a passion so putting the two together has been wonderful for him. Randy has worked in pretty much every facet of the construction... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 5th, 2016

Have you ever sat down for a haircut and found yourself unexpectedly sharing your whole life with the person behind the scissors? Well, this adorably cheery stylist is definitely one of those people that makes it easy to see how that happens! Meet Morgan! This easy-going cosmetologist works at JCP Salon in Longmont. Morgan’s mom is a cosmetologist as well so it was an obvious career path for her to choose and she is a natural! Morgan’s favorite part of her job as a Senior Stylist is experimenting with color and new techniques. She’s the kind of person you can give free reign if you’re... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 24th, 2016

Say hello to Cherie! Taking her dog Emery on walks in our amazing state is just one of the things this Florida native loves to do since moving to Colorado 2 years ago. “The magnificent, incredible views and weather are unbeatable!” she said when I asked what drew her here. Cherie manages two full service salons in Longmont and Ft. Collins which keep her extremely busy but when she does have a bit of downtime she heads west. Hiking, driving through the mountains and camping are all things she loves to do with her family. When she can’t get outdoors, relaxing or working on ceramics are two... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 23rd, 2016

Meet Ella, Paul and Clara! On the most amazing sunny Colorado day, I met Paul as he pushed two of his four kids on the swings at one of Boulder County’s beautiful parks. As are most of the residents here, Paul was super friendly and chatted openly as he played with his sweet girls. Paul and his wife moved from Oregon 18 years ago after college and have since made a home and are raising their family in Lafayette where they homeschool their children ages six, seven, ten and thirteen. They love the community here and enjoy visiting the museums, hiking and sledding together as a family. Paul works... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 22nd, 2016

Some people have the gift of putting everybody around them at ease and Z, with his easy drawl and friendly smile, is most definitely one of those people. Z is a self proclaimed “open book” and the conversation flowed effortlessly outside a coffee shop in small-town Lafayette on a crisp, clear, sunshiny day. Originally from Oklahoma, Z moved to Boulder County 10 years ago. As a kid, he spent time in Colorado each year on vacation and the draw of our great state eventually led he and his wife back here to make a home. They currently live in Lafayette where Z opened Curating the Cool a few years... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 17th, 2016

The looming monotony of a 9-5 job behind a desk wasn’t the life these three, born and bred, Colorado adventurers aspired to live. In their senior year at Golden’s School of Mines, a simple idea to find where they belong sparked what is now fueling not only their company, but their lifestyle and livelihood. Meet Ben, Mark and Shamus! Manning their Belong Designs sponsor booth at the Prairie Dog Half Marathon on a foggy Louisville morning, these guys were nice enough to chat for a few minutes! There was evident enthusiasm for their apparel company and mission that was positively infectious.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 16th, 2016

Wandering into the children’s wing of the Boulder Public Library, my attention was unexpectedly grabbed by the sound of silly songs and laughter from the back of the otherwise quiet room. As I made my way through the colorful, book lined aisles seeking the source, I found Melanie finishing up a planning session for an upcoming children’s story time. Meet Melanie! This cheery 15 year Boulder resident is the Youth Services Specialist there at the library. Originally from Ogden, Utah, she came to Boulder seeking a more progressive atmosphere but wanting to stay within the charm of the Rocky... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 15th, 2016

  From the precision of performing an autopsy to the precision of pouring the perfect cup of craft coffee, a former medical student traded in his scalpel for coffee beans. Meet Brice! Born and raised in Boulder, this Colorado native holds true to his roots and opened a craft coffee house in Louisville with the humbling and overwhelming support of friends, neighbors and locals. It’s with undeniable passion that Brice runs his business, “I wanted to create a safe and friendly environment for communities to gather,” and it is very apparent. Brice strives to educate customers with a vast... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 10th, 2016

This is Dave but the neighborhood kids refer to the friendly local as “D.L.” It was by pure accident that this Baltimore, MD native landed here 11 years ago as he was aiming for Estes Park; however, Dave quickly fell in love with our town and Boulder became his home. An Electrician by trade, he opened his own business here with ease and has thrived surrounded by such a supportive community. When Dave isn’t working or volunteering his electrical skills at a local children’s museum, you can find him enjoying our abundant, eclectic music scene with friends or photographing the endless... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 9th, 2016

Meet Michael! Amidst the scent of sawdust and lacquer, this former Floridian works on a custom piece of furniture which is how he makes his living these days. When he’s not woodworking, Michael spends his time enjoying all that Boulder has to offer from our restaurants to the endless outdoor activities. He is an avid snowboarder, artist and musician, at one time playing lead guitar in his own band. In his spare time, one of Michael’s favorite ways to kick back is visiting the local breweries to sample the bountiful craft beers that Boulder has to offer. When asked what he loves most about... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 8th, 2016

On an unusually grey day, I stopped into one of Boulder County’s abundant and fantastic coffee houses and was immediately warmed by Jessica’s friendly smile. We chatted across the counter and I learned that she moved to the area from California 10 years ago with her family. Jessica’s love for Boulder is evident as she genuinely describes how friendly everyone is and how previously working on Pearl Street led her to meet so many fun and interesting people, “Everyone is just easy to talk to, people here are so friendly!” Its apparent in her demeanor that Jessica loves her job and aspires... Read More