Downtown Fashion

Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ruth Novella, Tiffani Given and Tana Photography

Food Styling 101: with Dry Creek Mercantile

 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Kevin Schultz  Taking a few extra minutes to attractively arrange your meal shows your family and friends that you care about them.  Food styling can turn a simple dinner into something special.  Plating a dish is an art, but with a little practice and a few guidelines any home cook can create something beautiful.   1.…

Fall Fashion 2018

 Article Tanya Carnahan | Photography Julie Meyer  I Beni Boutique, 2845 E. Overland Road, Suite 130, Meridian, Idaho, 208.999.0274, ShopIBeni.com  SHIFT Boutique, 807 W. Bannock St., Boise, Idaho, 208.331.7806, ShopShiftBoutique.com

Backpacking in Style

 Article and Photography Richard Meyer  Blue Lake is one of my favorite backpacking destinations for a quick escape into the Boise National Forest. With a hike that is just under a mile, it’s a perfect introduction to backpacking and allows for packing some heavier, luxury items that you wouldn’t want for a longer trip into the backcountry. No problem on this…

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

September 2018 Around Town

Adventure Park Donates 240 Passes to Big Brothers Big Sisters Urban Air Adventure Park in Meridian opened its doors to families on June 2 for a summer kickoff party where for every pass sold during the event, the park would donate a pass to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. Thanks to the large … Continued

Why Own Original Art?

 Article John LaBry | Photography LaBry Fine Art  In a time when technology has allowed us to place large flatscreens on our walls that can flood our lives with images of just about anything, one might ask why we should even consider original works of art.  To many, a desire for and a need to own original art is not…

Teachers Come Together for i-STEM Training

STEM educators from throughout the state convened at the College of Western Idaho for four days to study and network at a workshop staged by the Idaho STEM Action Center. The i-STEM professional development program offers educators high-quality, relevant, hands-on opportunities at six flagship locations throughout the state. Photos by Otto Kitsinger

Bearded Gentlemen

Article Julie Meyer | Photography Tana Photography & Blake Beckman- iRock Images

Scenic Drives

 Article and Photography Roger Phillips  As summer tips toward fall, it’s a good time to take a drive into Idaho’s backcountry and see the sites. The crowds are smaller, the weather a little cooler, and you might catch a sprinkle of snow on the high peaks. A road trip can be whatever you want it to be, and fortunately, in…

St. Jude’s Announces Winner of Dream House

Aaron Moore saw one of his dreams come true—and it only cost him $100. He's the winner of the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Valued at $460,000, the single-level 2,500-square-foot house was built by Berkeley Building Company and is located at the Vicenza at Bridgetower West in Meridian.