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. 

A Brief History

I still remember the first time I saw a macaron. Tucked into a side street in a small Ecuadorian town was an authentic French bakery that locals raved about to me. Accordion music played as a backing track to the indistinguishable French conversations that wafted out from the kitchen. In between the familiar fluffy croissants, bear claws and fine cheeses, there it…

Baking For A Cause

What started out as a fun hobby creating cakes and serving friends quickly turned into a bigger dream for Tkale Ribble, founder of Down Right Sweet Treats. What if making these cakes could bring joy to others and support a bigger cause? As her family continued to grow, they found their hearts being pulled in the direction of adoption. More specifically, an adoption…

The Fall Update Your Wardrobe Needs Right Now

If you take a look at the fall/winter 2019 collections that stormed Fashion Week runways, you'll notice that the trends truly run the gamut. Color palettes were all over the place, outerwear blatantly deviated from the stereotypical puffer coat and an array of textures, accessories and silhouettes made for an exceptionally dynamic season. This all goes to say that fall fashion…

The Season for Style

For the fashion-forward, fall is an opportunity to step our style. The cooler temperatures allow for more layering without sweating right through your threads, allowing us to tailor our looks for a more personal touch. Leather shoes and chunkier sneakers take the stage as our summer shoe arsenal gets a break. Thicker textures and silhouettes play a more important role in adding…

Madd With Style

When we say, “Age is only a number,” we mean it—even when it comes to fashion. Creativity and freedom in fashion is what looking and feeling good is all about. There’s a sense of identity wrapped up in how we dress. The evolution of your style from your 20s, 30s and 40s to your 50s and beyond can be subtle or dramatic. Depending…