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STYLE
Cannabis-Based Skincare by Apothecanna
For almost a decade, James Kennedy worked within the all-natural products industry. As an industrial designer, Kennedy spent years at Aveda before working directly for the brand's founder Horst Rechelbacher. During the course of his tenure with...
TRAVEL
Madden Equipment
Forty years ago in a small shop in Boulder, Colorado, Outward Bound instructor Dan Madden set out to make a better pack that would suit his and his students' needs in the backcountry. After 10 years off, Madden Equipment is back, producing outdoor...
FOOD-DRINK
Healthy Skoop
It's almost impossible to ingest all the superfoods we've been instructed to eat on a daily basis. There aren't enough meals in the day—and even if there were, not all of the listed produce are readily available. Skoop is changing that and they're...
TRAVEL
Aston Martin On Ice
To show that an Aston Martin has versatility to match its braun and beauty, the British manufacturer has launched a series of winter driving schools. The US program was held last week at Laci Ranch, just outside of Crested Butte, Colorado, on a vast...
CULTURE
WoodSnap
The concept of printing images on unconventional materials—be it food or fabric—has been around for years. Yet rarely do the results do the original image justice. California-based WoodSnap aims to prove wood is an answer with their 10-step tattoo...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Denver
Sponsored content: A mile high city with Wild West roots and the scenic background to support it, Denver is as cosmopolitan as it is adventurous. From Rockmount's original Western apparel to Pearl Velo's stylish bikes, it's not difficult to adorn...
TRAVEL
Road Trip: Boulder, Colorado
Just 45 minutes northwest of Denver on US-36 is the city of Boulder, another bustling metropolis in Colorado. Boulder is commonly known for stereotypes such as flavorless health-food, dreadlocked hippies, hardcore athletes and copious Birkenstock-wearing...
Denver
Denver sits at the meeting point of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains; a historic mining town founded during the gold rush, today it's is known as the Mile High City because its elevation is 5,280 feet above sea level. Denver attracts anybody...
FOOD-DRINK
Puff's Preserves
Whether it's homemade vodka popsicles or alcoholic cupcakes, the CH staff seems partial to sweet treats that involve a little tipple. A welcome newcomer is Denver-based Puff's Preserves; handcrafted small-batch boozy jams that spice up any ho-hum...
STYLE
Topo Designs Mountain Pants
When Topo Designs dropped their Mountain Shorts a few months back, CH was on the horn with Topo co-founder Mark Hansen in seconds. And after a summer of wear—most recently on the Trans-America Trail—they are hard to beat. Needless to say, CH staffers...
FOOD-DRINK
Upslope Brewing Company
Cracking open a cold one in the great outdoors shouldn't mean lowering your standards. While many favorite brews are bottle-bound, the crew at Upslope Brewing Company of Boulder, Colorado knows good things can come in cans. CH tested three of Upslope...
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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
Cinch Tote
Handmade in Colorado, Topo Designs' Cinch Tote features a draw string top, removable shoulder strap, zippered front pocket and a small sleeve pocket, as well as a durable Cordura exterior. The jaunty color block bag can hold up to 19.5 liters and has...
TECH
Test Drives: 2013 Audi Allroad
This fall Audi's iconic Allroad wagon will return to the US as a completely reinvented model that's respectful of its heritage. I had the opportunity to spend a couple days with the Allroad last week in Colorado and was impressed by the marriage...
FOOD-DRINK
White Mountain Farm Quinoa
Even the most informed food trend followers may not know that quinoa's status among current superfoods was decades in the making. The story of how Quinoa made it from its native land to North America goes back to two intrepid gentlemen who wanted...
TECH
Wagner Skis
In a former gas station, now powered entirely by wind and sun, Pete Wagner and his team create custom skis one pair at a time. Located just outside Telluride, CO, Wagner has been quietly carving out a name for themselves among enthusiasts and professionals...
DESIGN
YesPleaseMore Pop Up Store
Taking a cue from the commercial world, a Colorado organization recently jumped on the pop-up bandwagon again with YesPleaseMore, a temporary store featuring locally-crafted goods from more than 70 Colorado-based artists and designers. The retail...
FOOD-DRINK
Izzybelle Chocolate Sauce
While a no-brainer with ice cream sundaes, the makers behind Izzybelle Chocolate Sauce intend for it to pair well with almost any type of food. Flavors like Orange, Chili Cinnamon or Raspberry perfectly enhance foods spanning nacho chips to chicken...
TRAVEL
Crested Butte Mountain Resort: Part 1
It's no wonder the privately owned Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is on the edge of becoming a full-blown destination resort—in some ways similar to that of its long distance neighbor Telluride—however it somehow manages to maintain...
CULTURE
Akomplice: Limousine Early Voting Party
Akomplice, the brainchild of two brothers in their early 20s from a tiny mountain townin the Colorado Rockies has made some strides since we last checked in with them in 2006. Brothers Mike and Patrick McCarney have recently entered the political...
CULTURE
Shoe Gallery: Positive Playground
If you happen to be in Boulder, head over to the Shoe Gallery tonight for Jason Thielke and Scot Lefavor's opening. Shoe Gallery is a retail / art space that has different contributors create installations around a rotating theme. The current...