28 Days of Local

So here we are: February.

We survived the holiday season, we rang in the New Year and now we get to celebrate the shortest month of the year, the month of love and the knowledge that spring is just a hop, skip and a jump away.

A lot happens in February. This month, we celebrate historically and culturally significant events such as Black History Month, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day and both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays.

Some people also celebrate more, ahem, insignificant “holidays,” such as National Drink Wine Day, Walk the Dog Day (shouldn’t this be every day?) and Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day—don’t miss it; it’s apparently the first Saturday of the month.

While there are already so many exciting things to look forward to for the next 28 days, we’re bringing you more. That’s because February is also our Homegrown and Locally Made issue here at Boise Lifestyle, in which we get to celebrate the things that are being created right here in Boise. From local restaurants to locally-crafted goods, from entrepreneurs to successful business owners, this issue is about what—and who—makes Boise run.

So pull up a chair—and maybe a bowl of ice cream—and get inspired by the local creations all around you. Venture down the street, try a new restaurant and explore everything Boise has to offer. We promise it will be worth it.