Men of Influence

 Article Julie Meyer  Bill Connors, President & CEO, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce  What is the best advice you've received? 

Unique Local Hangouts

 Article Julie Meyer  Often we fall into the trap of doing the same old thing day in, day out. To inject a bit of excitement into your daily grind, check out these three new hangouts for you and your friends.   

Keith and Skyler Jones, Father-and-Son Owners of Dickey’s Barbecue

 Article and Photography  Family gatherings where we can barbecue in the backyard.  We absolutely love playing games, bonding and having discussions.

Harris Ranch

 Article Anjanette Sabin | Photography Provided  Back in the early 20th century, Dallas and Alta Harris founded their ranch in east Boise based on their values: stewardship of the land, preservation of wildlife and quality of life. A pioneer at heart, Dallas drafted the Warm Springs Village plan in 1976. His vision was ahead of its time, promising exceptional living…

Inside the Mind of a Musician

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Richard Meyer  How did you first get involved with music?  My father played bass in a jazz band when he met my mother during one of his shows in Butte, Montana. When I was a kid, he would play his old recordings for me and my siblings, much to our chagrin. I must have inherited…

Maverik Grand Opening at Victory and Cole

The grand opening of the new Maverik on the corner of Victory Road and Cole Road was held on March 22.

Zoo Boise Gorongosa Exhibit Groundbreaking

The city of Boise and Friends of Zoo Boise leaders broke ground on the new Gorongosa National Park Exhibit, which will expand the zoo’s footprint by 1.5 acres. The exhibit will generate $2 million toward efforts in Mozambique to protect wild elephants, lions, zebras and more.

C of I Faculty and Staff Years of Service Appreciation Dinner

The College of Idaho’s longtime faculty and staff members were recognized at its annual Faculty and Staff Years of Service Appreciation Dinner. Those who have served 15 years or more include Kerry Hunter, Jasper LiCalzi, Bev Robinson, James Dull, Allan Laird, Ignacio Martinez, Amy Truksa and Deb Yates. Photography by Adam Eschbach. ​

Dear Gents

While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you don’t have to be a father to find something you’ll enjoy in these pages. In this issue, we’ll introduce you to some influential men in our community. Learn about what makes them unique and how they’re impacting our great city. If … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Soda Stop Celebrates Grand Opening, Ribbon-Cutting Soda Stop, 6026 Birch Lane in Nampa, has celebrated its formal ribbon-cutting and grand opening event. Soda Stop is a member of the chambers of commerce in Nampa, Boise and Meridian, as well as the Idaho Hispanic Chamber. Soda Stop has operated in soft open mode since February 14. … Continued

Road Warrior

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ashleigh White  Me & My Bike  2017 Indian Roadmaster

Keep Burning

 Article Julile Meyer | Photography Ashleigh White  Burning calories for hours after your 60-minute workout is the goal at Orangetheory. They call it the afterburn. Coaches guide you through a heart-rate-monitored training designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. What is the best thing about being a coach at Orangetheory? “Teaching classes at Orangetheory allows…

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…

Get Away with Some Girlfriends

 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…

Women to Watch

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

DIY Mother’s Day Brunch

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

Barbara & Her Girls

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

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.

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

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

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

Get Outside

 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…

The Best Spring Pie Ever

I absolutely love fresh strawberries when they are in season and my favorite way to enjoy them is when they are covered in chocolate! My mom was always a great cook, as is my sister. But I never did well following recipes because I loved improvising. A few years back, I was about to make a cheesecake and some chocolate-covered…

STEM Matters Day at the Legislature

Hundreds of Idahoans converged on the state Capitol for STEM Matters Day to explore and celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning. The third annual event, organized by the Idaho STEM Action Center, attracted students, educators, elected officials, businesses and STEM advocates from across the state. 

Defense Secretary James Mattis’ Idaho Visit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with airmen during a town hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Mattis' visit included a meeting with base leadership and a town hall where he answered airmen's questions. Photography by Staff Sgt. Jeremy L. Mosier. 

April 2018 Around Town

Hawley Troxell has announced attorneys Dane Bolinger, Adam Christenson, Jason Melville and Sarah Reed have been elected as equity partners in the firm.

Market Finds

The Boise Farmers Market Season begins Saturday, April 7, on the corner of 10th and Grove Streets, and will be open Saturdays through October. Along with all the fantastic farm-fresh produce, visit these vendors and try out these fun finds. For more information on events and vendors, visit TheBoiseFarmersMarket.com.
 

Earth Day

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Bringing Peace Through Produce to the Treasure Valley

It all started with a desire to bring a little piece of European sensibility back home to Boise, so Clay and Josie Erkins did just that when they realized there was a need for unpackaged and local produce in Boise. While living in Germany near a beautiful village where they worked as civilians teaching different recreational activities to the military, the…

changing lives

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. There are many St. Jude patients…

Garden Goodness

It's time to turn over the soil and get growing. The gardens at the Chateau des Fleurs are bursting with more than 200 different types of vegetables this year. Chef Richard Jimenez has generously shared a make-at-home version of his beet salad. The original version of this complex dish involves many techniques that might be a stretch for the average home cook. This simplified version…

Outdoor Adventure

Pedaling my mountain bike down the trail and feeling soft dirt under my tires is as welcome as a powder day when I am snowboarding. A bike ride in the foothills is a rite of spring and one I look forward to all season. I ride year-round, but spring is a chance to get out on the trails when conditions are…

BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

The BMW X5 xDrive40e uses advanced iPerformance technology to deliver instant torque, enhanced efficiency and all the driving fun of a sports activity vehicle. 

Home is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

March 2018 Around Town

As your local homebuilder, Brighton Homes is committed to enhancing the amazing qualities that make its hometown so special. For nearly 25 years, the Brighton Homes team has created timeless communities with unique characteristics, built energy-efficient homes of uncompromising quality and forged lasting relationships both professionally and personally throughout the Boise area. Brighton Homes loves its hometown and it shows…

Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit

The 11th Annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit was held in 2017 in Boise and featured 871 high school students. It focused on leadership building, civic engagement, college prep and STEM. More than $400,000 in scholarships was handed out. Organizers will have two summits, one in Twin Falls, and one in Boise, this year.

Parkcenter Montessori Food Drive

Students at Parkcenter Montessori hosted a food drive, donating 250 pounds of food to The Idaho Foodbank to demonstrate kindness throughout the community. They also partnered with the “I Believe” campaign, a local giving tree effort that provides gift boxes to local children in need during the holiday season.

Fish en Papillote

“I will always be grateful for the influence of Chef Fisher in my life. He had the passion for the work and he passed that on to me. Now, I have the best job in the world, teaching what I love.”

Repurposing Design

"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." —Bill Moyers

Gathering: An Easter Egg

Getting local artist Filip Vogelpohl to talk about himself is not easy. Genuine and friendly, but reluctant to speak about his successes as an artist and a businessman, his soft-spoken humility only adds to his charm. Fortunately, with some coaxing, he told Boise Lifestyle about himself and his art, and we discovered a treasure in his love for the community.

A Modern Farmhouse in East Valley

Almost everybody wants it—a home with the popular modern farmhouse look and feel. And although there aren’t too many old houses around that can be renovated into that fashion, there are beautiful new homes being built to fit the demand.

Shelf Design 101

My design style is warm, modern, eclectic. When I decorate shelves, I start with a theme or color palette. Then mimic and repeat my accessories with similar pieces or coordinating vessels. I also add pops of greenery/organic succulents to soften the openings. Less is definitely more, but most important is the scale and overall theme. That is what I believe draws your eye in…

Readers’ Choice Awards

This issue marks the official three-year anniversary of Boise Lifestyle serving our great community and my 10th issue as the publisher. We would like to thank those businesses that have supported us as well as the many readers who look forward to seeing our next issue each month.

7Cares Idaho Shares

For more than 30 years, the Idaho Foodbank has helped feed families in need across the Treasure Valley. The 7Cares Idaho Shares campaign helps the food bank to raise food and money during a time that can be tough for some families. 
Photography courtesy of Mike Sharp.

Shop with a Sheriff

For the third consecutive year, Cascade Student Transportation team, which provides school transportation to the West Ada School District, took part in the Ada County Sheriff’s Employee Association’s annual Shop with a Sheriff event. The team of volunteers cooked for more than 200 people and transported the children to the event.

February 2018 Around Town

Representatives from the J.R. Simplot Company, Trout Unlimited and others received the U.S. Forest Service’s highest honor, the Chiefs Honor Award, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the five-year collaborative effort to restore the waterways and fish habitats on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River in eastern Idaho. The Yankee Fork Restoration Project involves a diverse…

Readers’ Choice Awards

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A Handmade Valentine’s Day

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Hagerman Makes a Fun, Snow-free Winter Road Trip

Part of the beauty of living in the Treasure Valley is its proximity to so many cool places. Within a couple of hours, you can be deep in the Owyhee Desert canyons or lakeside in the Sawtooth Mountains. 

Worthy Reads

During one of my many nonstress test sessions with my last pregnancy, I fell into a discussion with one of the nurses about good books we had read recently. She suggested a few, and The Rosie Project is one she highly recommended. So I gave it a shot, and I am so glad I did.