WRITING

 

FOOD

 

 

One of the real perks of being a journalist is getting to meet amazing chefs and food growers, talk to them about how they make their amazing creations—and eat! I’ve been lucky enough to indulge in meals at some of Denver’s coolest new restaurants, visit Colorado’s famed apple and peach orchards, and learn how to make fruit galettes. Ain’t life grand?

Why We Like Them Apples

Adam and Eve were onto something—and luckily we’re heading into picking season for everybody’s favorite fruit...

The Beet Kings

By getting back to the roots, Max Fields and James Plate of Durango’s Fields to Plate have found an untapped market...

Summer’s Yummiest Fruit Tarts

The rustic galettes on these pages are bursting with both flavor and charm...

Pasta Perfect

Patrick Kelly, Panzano’s new executive chef, shows us how to raise pasta making to a high art.

Salad Days

n the spring, our thoughts turn to baseball, open-toed shoes, Frisbee in the park and salads. Ah, yes, salads...

Very, Very Vegan

Plant-based dishes are going mainstream—and local
Restaurants are adding their own tasty twists...

Hungry? Here's Where to Eat

This month we’re visiting an intimate new restaurant from a 2018 James Beard nominee...

Mad About Mushrooms

The fantastic fungi are great fun to hunt down—and even more wonderful to eat...

DESIGN

 

 

When you are as big a fan of interior design as I am, it’s a real honor to
get to visit freshly designed spaces, interview architects and interior
designers, and make both commercial and residential spaces come alive for
readers looking for inspiration.

All Aboard

RNL’s innovative design for Hogan Lovells, near Union Station makes the case for an open and bright law space...

Incredible Lightness of Being

A Bulthaup kitchen remodel at the Four Seasons is light on decoration but heavy on style...

Vision & Precision

At Veselbrand, owner Kevin Vesel does it all—designing, building and installing kitchens...

Ahead of The Curve

The aspen-Denver architecture firm of Rowland + Broughton is marking 15 years of mindful, contextual modern design...

Style Home: Frame Job

Upgrade your wall space with an of-the-moment art display...

The Edible Garden

Create a raised bed in your backyard with the help of local experts...

A Modern Cottage

Denver firm Tomecek Studio’s design for a sleek, glassed-in cottage in the black hills is both in and of nature...

Coolest New Kid on the Block

Acquilano Leslie designed a vibrant, urban 21st-century space for law firm Husch Blackwell....

Mudroom with a View

A long, sunlit bridge from the garage to this Parker home provides the perfect ‘stopping of’ place...

How to Style a Coffee Table

It should be both functional and pretty, giving your room a point of circulation but also providing a landing...

Made in the Shade

A plain-Jane bungalow in Sloan’s Lake gets a top-to-bottom makeover. The result: an eye-popping design...

Soup to Nuts

Design-build-fabricate firm raw creative is upending the notion of what role architects play in the design process...

Seeing the Light

A top-to-bottom remodel turns a neglected mid-century house into a modern gem....

Made in the Shade

A plain-Jane bungalow in Sloan’s Lake gets a top-to-bottom makeover. The result: an eye-popping design...

Colorado Homes & Lifestyle

Forty years after they met in high school, two Colorado natives asked Boulder architect David Barrett to merge...

Inside Out

A new build from HMH architecture + interiors blurs the lines between outside and in...

Minimal Masterpiece

The hilltop home of mile hi modern’s peter blank is the culmination of a decade of evolution....

East Meets West

Former New Yorkers bring a
Yankee sensibility to a stunning remodel in Cherry Hills Village...

 

 

You can’t be shy and be a journalist. You have to enjoy talking to people and, more important, asking questions. Usually when I am done with an interview, I pinch myself that I get to talk to so many interesting people: artists, entrepreneurs, chefs, athletes…. Here are a few portraits of my favorite people.

PROFILES

Gillian Johnson

Don’t throw around the word “style”
With interior designer Gillian Hallock
Johnson. She’ll have none of it...

First Yale, then Woodshop

Colorado Springs craftsman Geoffrey Keating incorporates old world ideas to create stunning new pieces...

The First Lady of Design

In honor of her 100th birthday, we pay homage to Florence Knoll, whose transcendent mid-century furniture and office designs are still shaping...

Rising from the Ashes

The fourmile canyon fire destroyed his studio and everything in it, but famed boulder Sculptor Jerry Wingren has reclaimed his legacy...

Big Think

Chad Mitchell of Meridian 105 is making a name for himself with his out-of-the-box, cerebral designs...

TRAVEL

 

 

I’ve been all over the world, from South Africa to China, Australia to Japan. Whether I’m doing a road trip to the Black Hills or a grand tour of London’s most royal sights, I always find amazing things to enjoy (Australia’s Kangaroo Island! Kirstenbosch Garden in Capetown! South Dakota’s Custer State Park!). Travel is the cat’s pajamas.

The Wizards of Aaah’s

Brush up on the three R’s—rest, relaxation and rejuvenation—at New Mexico’s Sunrise Springs...

Jewel of the South

Charleston’s charms are legion, and what better time to visit (or revisit) than in the spring,...

Mission Accomplished

Colorado-based nonprofit Veterans Expeditions is building community by taking vets into the outdoors...

Uneasy Rider

Miracle in the mountains: Latigo Ranch manages to get a fair-weather horsewoman comfortably back...

Living Large in Lyons

Why stay at a hotel? At WeeCasa, you can book a tiny house right on the North St. Vrain River...

How the West Was Sung

Durango’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a paean to the Old West—stagecoaches, fiddles, horse jokes and all...

Destination: History

S heryl Rankin Shafer and Dr. Brian DeToy are used to being in the classroom...

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

Sometimes, I have written about topics that don’t fit into the above
categories. Here are stories from a Christmas Gift Guide to a Children’s
Cookie Party to an Indulgence Package.

Game of Homes

In a coup for Denver, the city is hosting this year’s international solar decathlon competition...

Rolling in Dough

Gateaux’s Kathleen Davia and son Rocco invite a few friends over for a very merry (and very messy) holiday...

Your Present List?

The tree is up. The family photo is taken. The chimney is even
cleaned out for Santa...

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