For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Boise Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter—talking about new beginnings—and yet, here we are, almost … Continued

Thankful

As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking forward to a morning watching the Thanksgiving Day parade or afternoon spent curled … Continued

Food Glorious Food!

I’ve really enjoyed putting our October “Food” issue together and completing all necessary “homework” in researching and exploring many of the food related features we are sharing this month.  Unfortunately, I’ve also gained a few pounds in the process. It was a sacrifice I was willing to make. A few weeks ago, Julie asked if … Continued

Season of Style

Of all the seasons, I look forward to fall most, and September kicks it off in style. I love the changing colors on display in Idaho’s mountains, and a scenic Sunday drive is just the thing to unwind and take a quick nature bath. In this issue, I share some backpacking tips to one of … Continued

Celebrating Family

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your years with: the grandfather who tells you old war stories at the Thanksgiving table, the uncle who brings you souvenirs from his travels or the aunt who can almost perfectly replicate your grandmother’s best pie recipe. Or maybe it’s the people … Continued

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued

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

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

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.

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…

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.

2018: New Beginnings

For most of us, January is a new beginning in many ways, each one as different as we are.  For those of us who want a new start on our health and fitness in 2018, we are sharing some unique ways to go about reaching our goals.  This issue features gyms that have something special to offer, as well as…

A Season of Giving

As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

A Time to Be Thankful

November for me has always been about food and fun times with family and friends. Our family calendar is packed full of events, dinners, activities and get-togethers from now until the first of the year. Not many things bring friends and family together like great food. In this issue, we are highlighting a few local chefs who have dedicated most…

Fall, Football & Fishing

Fall is my favorite season. The cooler weather, fall colors and a break from the long summer heat are something I look forward to every year. I’m constantly reminded of the beauty Idaho has to offer as well as the many outstanding activities our city provides.

What’s Your Style?

As September comes and the change of weather approaches, so 
 comes one of the essential issues of the season: the fashion issue. Fashion: a—a prevailing custom, usage or style; b (1)—the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time; (2)—a garment in such a style.

Back to School!

As the summer starts to wind down and schools are starting back up, we can’t help but notice that fall is right around the corner. This is my favorite time of year. It was almost exactly one year ago at this time that my oldest son and I hiked Mount Borah, the highest mountain peak in Idaho at 12,662 feet.…

Summer Fun and Adventure

My family wanted hamburgers tonight, so I dusted off the outdoor grill and fired it up for the first time this year. Just as I was finishing up, I was hit with a sudden burst of wind, followed by rain. I could feel the cold burst of air rushing by and it reminded me of the weeks preceding Halloween, sharp…

June 2017 Lifestyle Letter

My wife Julie and I have been married for 22 years now. We have six sons, ranging in age from 19 down to 2. We have our hands full and spare time doesn’t really exist anymore. Despite that lack of time, I’ve always achieved more around the house in May and June than any other time of the year. June…

Showstopper!

In 1592, Shakespeare achieved his first masterpiece on stage with Richard III. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s last completed play, was performed in 1611. 1720 marks the year the symphony began to develop as a musical form, deriving from the overtures of operas. In 1763, 7-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began a three-year concert tour of Europe. The ballet Swan Lake premiered at…

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…

A Community Resolution

The beginning of any year brings a lot of new things. A new start, a new outlook and, of course, a New Year's resolution...or several. 
Some of the most common resolutions include resolving to eat healthier, to get to the gym more and, overall, a goal for better physical fitness.

Happy Holidays

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you." If you couldn't tell, we're snuggled up by the fire, drinking some peppermint hot chocolate and dreaming of sugar plums—reading this month's issue of Boise Lifestyle, of course. Thanks for joining us!

Thankful.

The penultimate month of the year is always a special one—one in which we're reminded of the wealth of gratitude we have for the people in our lives and for the Boise community.

Hello Boise!

I'll say it again—Hello Boise! And welcome to October. When you think of this particular month, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's the spookiness of Halloween and the idea of Boise's little rugrats dressed up this year's popular icons knocking on your doors for a sweet treat.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

It’s about that time I find myself asking, “How is it September already?” Sure, we all asked it when Easter rolled around, and again when Independence Day came and went, but there's something about the end of the summer season that makes us feel like there's still so much we need to cram into the last few months of the…

Welcome

Happy August! This month is the time for soaking up the last weeks of precious summer and getting in your final summer adventures before fall eventually sets in. It's also the month for celebrating the successful and strong women in your life, whoever and wherever they may be.

The Men’s Edition

The month of July brings our Men’s Edition—and also a great chance to celebrate the men in your life, whether they are friends, fathers, brothers, partners, colleagues, cousins, or anyone in between. We have some great content this month that our male (and female) readers might enjoy, such as do-it-yourself car repair tips, a review of a BMW, and a…

It’s Finally Here – Summer!

It seems sometimes that summer will never come. Long winter days and winter coats on cold blistery days are so far removed from our longing for nice, warm weather. I can recall my school days when I'd look out the window at the playground and wonder if summer would ever come. But, of course, it finally did. Summer brings the…

Your Place Called Home

I've always believed that home is where the heart is. Feelings about home bring about thoughts of love and family. Maybe home is where you left your heart in search of the world and then realized there's no place like home.

Spring Has Sprung

I believe the basis of green living is eating good food. And with all the fantastic local produce in the Treasure Valley, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be eating good food. One of my favorite parts of spring is getting some dirt beneath my fingernails and planting my own garden. It seems like a small miracle every time a tiny…

Welcome!

I remember the first time I was moved by a piece of art. It was 112 degrees in Florence, Italy, and I was waiting in line to see the statue of David. I was not excited, and frankly would have rather been waiting in line for gelato. I had seen what felt like hundreds of sculptures, statues, and pieces of…

Publisher’s Letter

Boise Lifestyle Magazine is celebrating our first anniversary. What an incredible journey! We began mailing our magazine directly to 13,000 local households (the majority of Eagle, North Meridian, and North and East Boise neighborhoods), and 400 doctors/dentists/hospitals and retail outlets in February 2015. It is truly hard to believe that this time has passed so quickly. However, when I think…

Bring it On!

Oh, January! The holiday rush is nearly over and it’s time to focus on all things new, including the New Year! Traditionally it’s a time for us to make plans, set life-changing goals, and get our closets organized. It can also be a time where some choose to create new and dedicated strategies to work on their fitness and other…