A House That Tells Your Story

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography David Fish, BluFishPhoto.com  Designer Alysse Matthews didn’t set out to start a company and become a business owner. Her love for decorating her own home turned into a passion. She began helping friends and enjoyed helping them create a home they loved.   “With the busy, lives we lead, we need a place we can come home to that we love and can find peace,” she says. “Making the home a sanctuary is what I help people do.” 

Get Away with Some Girlfriends

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 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kara Eaton  A girls trip to McCall is the perfect escape from the pressures of day-to-day life in the city. Try it once, and you may end up making this an annual tradition. Everything is within walking distance, from excellent food and unique, small-town specialty shops to the shores of Lake Cascade. The slower pace and village atmosphere of the town puts everyone in a friendly, helpful mood.   If you are up for an adventure, snow sports in the winter and biking and lake sports in the summer will get your blood pumping. To unwind and relax, the spa, hot tubs and walking along the beach will certainly do the trick. This summer, Brundage is hosting a dinner and music series for Friday evening entertainment.  Each evening will follow a theme such as a luau or fiesta. 

Women to Watch

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 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kelsey Parfitt  The Executive  Debra Leithauser, Director of Corporate Communications, Idaho Power

DIY Mother’s Day Brunch

DIY Mother’s Day Brunch

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kelsey Parfitt  Mary Anne & Ginger  Ingredients

Barbara & Her Girls

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 Article and Photography  Mikelle’s Pick: Apple Watch Series 3  Apple.com, $329

2018 Western Idaho FabSlam Showcase

The Western Idaho FabSlam Showcase in downtown Boise began when the Digital Harbor Foundation trained, and the STEM Action Center equipped teachers from 19 organizations to assemble and coach teams for a 3-D printing competition. Each team identified a transportation-related problem in their community that can be addressed using 3-D printing, and then developed a … Continued

2018 Women of the Year Gala

The Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year awards program recognizes women shaping Idaho’s economic and community well-being through leadership, mentoring and community involvement. The Women of the Year program, which featured keynote speaker Kristin Armstrong, supports workplace diversity and celebrates the accomplishments of exceptional female business leaders.

May 2018 Around Town

Don’t Miss the Barber Junction at Harris Ranch 2018 Spring Parade Home Visit the 2018 Parade Home located in Barber Junction at Harris Ranch, East Boise’s premier community. The Viceroy encompasses sleek detailing, creating an inviting, modern home. The expansive windows in the stunning great room bring in an abundance of natural light. Looking for … Continued

Here’s to Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Boise Lifestyle, we want to take this opportunity to recognize all the strong ladies in our community. From entrepreneurs and CEOs to chefs, executives, and yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, you’ll meet some … Continued

Get Outside

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 Article and Photography Roger Phillips  Warm, sunny days; sparkling waters reflecting off blue skies; and a chorus of birds at dusk that usher in a cool night—these are all sublime moments waiting for anyone heading into Idaho’s great outdoors for a camping trip.   Idaho is full of campgrounds ranging from Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, state parks, private businesses and wide spots off a dirt road. It doesn’t matter which campsite you choose. It only takes a few minutes on the internet or a decent map to find them, so that’s not what this story is about.