Thankful for Fort Collins

This time of the year is when we reflect and think of all the things we are grateful for. For me, it’s my spunky wife and our four healthy kids that keep me thankful all year round. As I write this, I’m watching our first snowfall of the year while listening to my kids sing Christmas … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Holiday Home Tour Join us for the Second Annual Holiday Home Tour benefiting Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center, and tour five luxurious homes in the Highland Meadows Golf Course neighborhood of Windsor. These homes are beautifully decorated for the holiday season by top local designers and florists. Get inspired by the festive feel in each home, … Continued

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Thankful for Adventure

Cruise ship entertainment can be, let’s say, cheesy. We almost ditched the new variety show on the last night of our Viking Homelands Ocean Cruise in the Baltic Sea. We are so happy we did not. Heather Clancy, our outstanding cruise director, was the spotlight entertainer that evening, belting out a stunning rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream,” preceded and…

Thankful for Family Business

In a tucked-away office park off Drake Road in Midtown Fort Collins is Fort Collins' leading eye care professionals, Fort Collins Family Eye Care. Led by Dr. Jaclyn Munson, OD, FAAO, patients can expect to leave their appointment armed with the most up-to-date testing and a new understanding of just how important eye health is to their overall wellness and well-being. Fort…

Thankful for Artists

Every year, artists in our community open their homes and studios for the Artist Studio Tour. This year, we look inside the studio of artist Jennifer Spencer. 

Thankful for Plant Medicine

When sourced thoughtfully, prepared ceremonially and enjoyed with intention, cacao is a potent medicine. Rich in plant-based iron, antioxidants (40 times more antioxidants than blueberries), magnesium and calcium, raw cacao is a superfood that is a great source of monounsaturated fat, cholesterol-free saturated fat, vitamins, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates and protein. 

Lodi, California

Many consider Lodi, California, to be the unofficial, self-proclaimed “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” Each May, thousands of wine lovers and local wine makers join together in the area at Lodi’s hallmark event, Zinfest, for tasting and learning about this old-growth, highly acclaimed Old Vine Zinfandel varietal. Names such as Michael David, Barsetti, Twisted Toad, Oak Ridge, Acquiesce, Riaza, Berghold…

In the Kitchen With:

The kitchen today, like every event, no matter the venue, is as makeshift as a school bake sale, a series of folding tables covered with white tablecloths and fashioned for elegance in preparing and serving the day's menu. Food is like fashion, with trends and fads. The same is true for catering. 

Inspiring Recipes

 Cravings: Hungry For More by Chrissy Tiegen  Cravings: Hungry for More takes us further into Chrissy Tiegen’s kitchen and life. It’s a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, and a little something called Pad Thai Carbonara. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors,…