Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Downtown Boulder

Mother’s Day is coming up and after the past year, the moms in your life may need more appreciation than ever before.  In Downtown Boulder, over 70% of our businesses are locally owned and operated. Take advantage of the local stores to find cute and unique gifts that mom will treasure forever. You will not only be showing appreciation for your mom, but also for the many local businesses in downtown Boulder that have also had a tough year.

You can shop in many ways, including buying local online, buying gift cards (Downtown Boulder Gift Card or store-specific), or ordering takeout or delivery from downtown Boulder restaurants. Spread the love this Mother’s Day.  #LoveTheLocal


Planner + Bath Bombs from Haven

Self-care essentials are always a go-to when gift giving. Haven’s planner and bath bombs are a great gift combination to help mom manage any stress in her life.


Mother’s Day Cards from Two Hands Paperie

You can’t go wrong with giving your mom a heartfelt card to show her you care! Two Hands Paperie has a wide selection of cards so that you can find one that speaks right to your mom’s heart.

 


Mini Facial Delight from Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply

This gift is the best for moms who need some pampering. The set includes the Precious Face Serum, Meadowsweet Face Serum, Exfoliating Face Scrub & Sweet Honey Scrub.


Bracelet from Starfish Jewelry

A bracelet from Starfish Jewelry is the perfect gift to give your mom to serve as a reminder of your relationship with each other! It looks beautiful, fashionable, and whenever she wears it she will think of you.

 


Wine from West End Wine Shop

A nice bottle of wine is almost always a good gift to give — especially to moms! West End Wine Shop has a large assortment of reds, whites, roses, and even orange wine! Sit down and share a glass while showing love and appreciation for your mom!


Shoes from Pedestrian Shops

Keep your mom feeling fresh and comfortable with a new pair of Birkenstocks from Pedestrian Shops! They spice up almost any outfit and they last for a lifetime.

 


Magnets from Island Farm

These adorable magnets from Island Farm are the perfect way to send a message of appreciation to your mom, while also giving her a gift! They can be used for decoration or practical reasons, and they would look great on any fridge or in any office.


Tea from Ku Cha House of Tea

These little packets of tea from Ku Cha House of Tea are a yummy and affordable gift to give your mom! They look cute and they are easily portable so she can keep them in her purse — just in case she gets a random craving for delicious tea while on-the-go.

 


Face Masks from Bliss

Things are slowly going back to normalcy, but we aren’t fully there yet. Get your mom a cute face mask from Bliss that she can wear during daily activities or while working out (and she will look good doing it)!


Gift Card to St Julien Spa

The St Julien Spa is one of the best ways to get away. Show your mom appreciation by giving her a gift card to the spa that she can use to take care of herself. After all, she did take care of you!


 

Niwot Sidewalk Sale returns on April 17th

One of last year’s favorite Niwot downtown events, the Sidewalk Sale on 2nd Avenue and at Cottonwood Square, is set to return.


“We’ve got a better idea of what people like, what goes, what doesn’t. It’s starting to get a bit of a following and people are actually asking about it now,” said the event’s creator, Deborah Fowler of DRF Realty/Colorado Landmark Realtors.

The Sidewalk Sale is not only coming back, but it is also getting bigger and better. Instead of three dates, there will be six: April 17, May 29, June 26, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 25. Each sale also will have longer hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a larger number of pop-up vendors will complement what’s being sold in the brick and mortar stores

There will be more music available during each sale day. Performance areas will be set up in front of Pinocchio’s, at The Emporium by Old Oak Coffee, and at The Wheel House on 2nd Avenue as well as at Niwot Market and Niwot Tavern in Cottonwood Square. While the final list of musicians was still being determined at press time, it will include locals such as Thomas Dow and Emma Kieran.

“The main thing that works about it is that we’re adding an extra layer of ambiance to shopping in town,” said Fowler. She also believes the event could expose plenty of out of town guests, including groups that are fans of the musicians.

The Sidewalk Sale was established last year to help retailers during the pandemic, and it proved to be especially valuable. “People were worried about going into enclosed spaces during the pandemic and the event allowed them to visit shops but stay outside.” said Kathy Trauner of the retail store  Fly Away Home.

Trauner appreciated how the sale helped her connect with the public. She was so appreciative that this year, she’s helping Fowler organize it. “One of my best revenue days up to that point was the first sale,” Trauner said. “All of them were such a boon to retailers. A Godsend. Something that people looked forward to.”

Fowler said this year’s event will be organized similarly to 2020’s. Merchandise will be sold on racks and tables in front of the store, and customers who choose to can shop inside as well. Where possible, there will be some outdoor point of sale systems available for shoppers.

As with other events held during the pandemic, state and locally mandated health precautions will be followed. As of press time, Boulder County is at level yellow, which requires no outdoor restrictions at the state level but allows for restrictions to be put in place locally. The county has indicated that masking requirements will remain in place for indoor activity, and requests mask use outdoors when social distancing can’t be maintained.

“We will follow the latest guidelines from Boulder County. Whatever they say, that’s what we’ll do,”Fowler said.


 

The Boulder Symphony & Colorado Landmark Present True Love

Save the date! We are excited to present the upcoming concert TRUE LOVEThis performance highlights the music of love, regret, and heartbreak—something that all of us can relate to. Celebrate music from the last one hundred years to today that brings the greatest love stories to life.

 

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Boulder Theater – Purchase tickets here!

Two Shows- 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

 

Program:

Debussy- Danse sacrée et Danse profane; featuring Principal Harpist, Hillary Schefter

Mahler- Adagietto from Symphony No 5

Tchaikovsky- String Serenade


Boulder Symphony Conductor, Devin Patrick Hughes has curated a program featuring the Boulder Symphony String Orchestra and Principal Harpist, Hillary Schefter. Concerts will feature pieces of TRUE LOVE including Mahler’s Adagietto from his 5th Symphony, Debussy’s Danse sacrée et Danse profane, and Tchaikovsky’s String Serenade.


“We know music fans are missing concert experiences, and our musicians are literally aching to play live,” said Hughes. “We are thrilled to partner with the Boulder Theater and present a concert that will keep our audience, musicians, and staff safe.” 

 

Music fans yearning for live performances can join the Boulder Symphony for a live concert at the historic Boulder Theater on March 4th. This show will adhere to all CDC, Boulder County, and State of Colorado COVID-19 safety protocols, and seating will be limited to just 100 attendees. So don’t forget to get your tickets while you can!


To make your evening even better, Boulder Symphony has partnered with The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St. in Boulder, for a meal for your table. This add-on is only $48 for a group of 4. This meal includes 8 pieces of gluten-free fried chicken, 2 large sides, 4 buttermilk cheddar biscuits, and a round of Post beers, too!

The Boulder Symphony and the Boulder Theater are committed to making this event safe for patrons and musicians. Here are the health protocols that will be taken at the concert. If you have any questions please email executivedirector@bouldersymphony.org

 

• Wear a mask at all times during the concert

• Please use hand sanitizing stations available after check-in and throughout the venue

• Practice 6 feet of social distancing from everyone outside of your ticket group

• You must provide a valid phone number when purchasing your tickets for contact tracing

• There will be one designated entry and one designated exit

 

 

Favorite Boulder Holiday Traditions

Article from BoulderColoradoUSA.com

Boulder was named in this list of the  20 Best Places to Spend Christmas in the USAAs your local leaders here at Colorado Landmark, we know just why! 

 

Downtown Boulder  twinkles with lights, the  Flatirons  often have a powered-sugar-cookie dusting of snow, and a lighted star glows above Boulder from  Flagstaff Mountain  every evening. There’s no question that the holiday season is special in Boulder, no matter how you celebrate. Here are a few favorite local traditions.

 

❄️Flagstaff Star

Veteran’s Day Through Second Sunday in January

Boulder’s holiday star has shone from atop  Flagstaff Mountain  every year for over seven decades. Its 365 bulbs are energy-saving LED lights that can be seen from anywhere in Boulder. Over the years, pranksters have changed the shape of the star to form letters representing rival teams or towns, or to make political statements, but the star has been lit every year since 1947. The  Boulder Chamber  is the proud steward of the star, and each year they sell holiday cards featuring a rendition of the star, painted by a local artist.

Photo: University of Colorado Boulder

 

❄️Snow Much Fun Light Displays

Nov. 22, 2020Jan. 10, 2021

During  Snow Much Fun hundreds of thousands of colorful LED lights illuminate Boulder’s Civic Area, next to the  Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse  and the  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and throughout downtown Boulder, including all along historic  Pearl Street . This year will feature fun, themed light displays (like a candy cane forest and gumdrop lane) and a map to guide you through downtown and Central Park. Grab a hot cup of cocoa and enjoy a wonder-filled stroll outside.  Check here for updates.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Boulder

 

❄️Holiday Hike

Ask any local, and chances are good that their Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Days start with a refreshing  winter hike Try it and see what it’s like! There’s no better feeling than enjoying the crisp air on the trails in the morning and later sitting down to dinner knowing you’ve earned a feast. Each year, there’s a guided hike, led by a  City of Boulder naturalist on Christmas Day.  Many of Colorado’s State Parks host free, guided  First Day Hikes  on Jan. 1, too.

 

❄️Hotel Boulderado Christmas Tree

Stop in for a gander at this massive tree that towers two stories under the  Hotel Boulderado’s  famous stained-glass mezzanine.

Photo: Historic Boulderado Blog, Circa 1930

 

Check out more ideas for this holiday season in the full article, here.

 

Please Confirm Events and Happenings

Please check official event websites or call to verify schedules before making plans to attend an event. Conditions can change due to COVID-19 safety measures. Listings on this site may not reflect the most recent updates.

The One Warm Coat Drive is Here!

Thanks to The Saul Team for all of their hard work and dedication to this cause, the 2020 One Warm Coat Drive will be available for drop offs at our Louisville office at 1002 Griffith Street OR at Land Title in Lafayette from 8am – 5pm daily.

 

For pickup, we will be collecting coats throughout Boulder County and Westminster/ Broomfield on November 4th & 5th! Send The Saul Team a message from their Facebook page to be added to the route here.

 

Help us make this year the best drive yet!!

 

 

Fresh Ideas to Help Finish the Summer Strong!

It’s already almost August! This summer has been one full of finding new ways to stay active and keeping the family entertained. Here is a list of some great end of summer activities and fun for everyone to enjoy, while also staying safe and 6 feet apart of course!

 


Virtual classes and entertainment have never been so important and exciting! From concerts and festivals to art gallery tours and Yoga you can almost do it all still, from the safety of your home!

Virtual Bands on the Bricks – Wednesdays, July 15th – August 5th, 2020 from 7-8 pm. Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series has gone online! Nothing brings a community together like music and dance and this summer, nothing is going to stop us! While we can’t all be together in person…you can still bring the music right into your home!  Downtown Boulder proudly presents Bands Above the Bricks – coming to you virtually from high above the Pearl Street Mall.

Amana Yoga – Online Yoga Classes. Sign-up for a 7 day free trial and 50% off a monthly subscription by using code AMANA50. Learn more here.

Boulder Arts Online – The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture has compiled a variety of workshops, exhibits and activities available virtually here.

Food Lab –  Offering virtual summer camps!

Frasca Food & Wine Dinner Kit –  “At Home With” Dinner Kit and Virtual Guide. Bringing the restaurants of Frasca Hospitality Group into your home. Each week features a dinner kit complete with prepared ingredients and a bottle of hand selected wine. View a step by step recipe guide from the included video guide.

 


Golfing is a great way to avoid crowds and get some fresh air, it’s also a great way keep a safe distance from friends, while still enjoying their company! Here is a list of local, public golf courses to check out.

Flatirons Golf Course – If you are not sick, symptom free and feel safe to golf, please enjoy a round at Flatirons. The course will remain open when everyone adheres to all the safety and physical distancing requirements.          View re-opening rules and procedures here.

Foothills Golf Course & Meadows Golf Club – Open and has adapted aggressive policies to address health and safety for golf operations based on State and County public health orders. Before arriving for your tee time, please review the new policies here.

Indian Peaks Golf Course – Opened with strict guidelines in place to keep the health and safety of staff and guests as the top priority. Golf Club staff will be strictly enforcing the safety guidelines and anyone that cannot respect them will be asked to leave. Carefully review guidelines here.

Haystack Mountain Golf Course – Feeling cooped up but want to avoid gatherings? Relax and breathe easy, The Haystack Mountain course is open and committed to taking all necessary precautions the ensure the health and well-being of golfers and staff. Please review guidelines here.

Coal Creek Golf Course – Open for play and operating under a COVID-19 reopening policy. Social distancing is required and will be enforced, please review and follow the published rules and regulations here.

Sunset Golf Course – Open and accepting tee time reservations through the website. Please review and understand guidelines carefully before arriving here.

Twin Peaks Golf Course – Tee times are now available from 6am – 6pm. Boulder County Public Health guidelines are in place and must be followed by patrons of the City of Longmont Golf Courses, and will be enforced by staff. Clubhouses will not be open. Review guidelines before arrival here.

 


Take the family out for some sun and a splash! Tubing, paddle boarding and kayaking are all awesome ways to get outside to play, and stay safely apart!

Whitewater Tubing & Recreation – Now taking reservations! Experience tubing, rafting, paddle boarding, kayaks and canoes. Rentals, sales and instruction available. Have fun safely on the water, every piece of equipment is sanitized in between every use with bleach and soap. Employees have face protection, are washing their hands frequently and using hand sanitizer. Drive through only for check in to minimize any contact and encouraging social distancing. Also, all employee temperatures are checked before the start of every shift. Enjoy the great outdoors this summer safely!

Boulder Reservoir – 700 acres of wowing Flatiron views. Rent stand-up paddle boards on site from either the Rocky Mountain Paddleboard tent (set up in the morning and afternoon on the shore at Hobbie Haven, right by the crew boats, until mid-October) or from the reservoir boathouse.

The Rivers Path Guided Canoe Trips – Profound canoe experiences… at nature’s pace. Experience the magic of a hidden gem on the Front Range for a day trip! Following all COVID-19 protocols which can be found from the main website.

Wilderness Rides & Guides – Open, ready for business and are available for calls, questions and reservations for summer 2020! Enjoy backpacking and multi-day hiking, mountain biking and bike tours as well as fly fishing and rock climbing. You can even zip line and whitewater raft! View company COVID-19 updates and guidelines here.


Don’t leave your furry friends out on all the action! Dog parks and walking trails are also a great way to social distance while exercising and spending some time with your best friend! Please review Dog Park Rules & Etiquette here.

East Boulder Dog Park – 5660 Sioux Dr. Fenced area for both large and small dogs. There is a concrete barrier in the lake that some dogs are able to climb   – Large area is about 1.5 acres.
-Small area is about .45 acres.
-There is limited water access to a small lake.
NOTE: Be careful as water quality can vary. Pick up and remove pet excrement to assist with water quality issues. Algae bloom information.

Foothills Dog Park – 800 Cherry Ave. Two acre fenced park with a separate areas for both small and large dogs.                                                                  – Large area is about 1.6 acres
– Small area is about .5 acres

Howard Heuston Off-leash Dog Area – 34th & Iris, then south to O’Neal Parkway. Please note this as an ‘off-leash dog area’ and has different rules than a ‘dog park’.Please visit the Howard Heuston webpage for a summary of the rules.
– Voice and Sight Control area is designated north of the partial fence only.
– The remainder of the park is leash law.
– The size of the Voice and Sight area is about 1.25 acres.

Valmont Dog Park – approx 5300 Valmont
Fenced area for both large and small dogs.                                                       – Large area is about 3 acres.
– Small area is about .25 acres.
– It is a dog park at Valmont City Park .
– A water spigot is available seasonally.

Tail-Wag-Worthy Trails can be found below! Check out Boulder’s color-coded dog regulation map here, that tells you the exact rules for each trail in Boulder. Be a good human and always clean up after your pet! Always be cautious of algae blooms!

Wonderland Lake Trailhead in North Boulder is a nice, leisurely jaunt around a gorgeous glassy lake with Flatiron views in the distance.

South Mesa Trailhead has a network of pleasant trails crossing the South Boulder Creek. Avoid Towhee Trail however, which is closed to dogs.

Chautauqua Trailhead is a popular choice for bikers with their dogs, a variety of trails will put you up close to the Flatirons.


Be safe and have fun out there!

CLR Wins the Silver Award in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder!

Every year, Boulder Weekly runs a survey for all readers and friends of Boulder County to vote for their favorite businesses that make living here so great and this year, for the 24th annual Best of Boulder publication Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been awarded the Silver Medal.

What an honor to be selected for this highly coveted award by many thousands of neighbors and peers alike, as one of the best and top Real Estate agencies in this gorgeous place we call home!

 

Read the article published by Boulder Weekly’s Staff here

 

Click here to read the Best of Boulder 2020 digital edition

Thank You Boulder!

 

Local Farmers Market & Farm Stand Updates

Farmers Markets will look a little different this year, but here are some options to shop safely and support your local farms.

Reservations are strongly encouraged at several of them, and will ensure you get to shop while walking up is not guaranteed. As each opening day approaches your respective market channel will explain how to best interact with markets at this time.

Visit www.bcfm.org for more information on reserving a shopping window and to access social distancing guidelines.

Boulder – Opens May 23: Make your shopping reservation for Boulder  here.  Saturdays, 8am – 2pm. Located off 13th & Canyon.

Longmont – Opens May 30: Make your shopping reservation for Longmont  here.  Saturdays, 8am – 1pm. Located off Hover Road & Boston Ave.

Fort Collins – Opens May 24: Sundays, 10am – 2pm. Located at 1001 E. Harmony Road.

Louisville – Opens May 23: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm. Located at 824 Front Street.

Erie – Opens May 21: Thursday’s, 5pm – 8pm. Located on Briggs Street.

Denver  Several Locations Available! Reservations coming soon! Visit denver.org/farmers-markets-denver/ for details on each market.

Broomfield – Opens June 9: Tuesdays, 4pm – 7pm Located at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church at 1700 W. 10th Ave.

Arvada – Opens June 7: Sundays, 9am – 1:30pm. Located off 57th & Old Wadsworth.

Golden – Opens June 6: Saturdays, 8am – 1pm. Located at the Golden Public Library Parking Lot at 1019 10th Street.

Local farm stands will also be selling fresh produce, while following social distancing guidelines. Check out who is gearing up for the season below!

Cure Organic Farm – Open daily from 12pm – 5pm (weather permitting). Located at 7416 Valmont Road, Boulder.

Sunbeam Farm – Open daily until Mid June. Located at 1005 Cerryvale Road, Boulder.

Black Cat Farm – Open daily from 11am – 6:30pm. Located at 4975 Jay Road, Boulder. Offering items for pickup or delivery via an online store. 

Isabelle Farm – Opens with limited hours beginning at the end of May. Taking special orders in the meantime, via an online store. Located at 1640 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette.

What does the “Stay at Home” order mean for Boulder-area real estate?

On the evening of March 23, 2020, the City of Boulder issued emergency “Stay at Home” orders for individuals in the city.

It requires all individuals to stay at their place of residence, and that they are only allowed to leave their residences for specific approved “Essential Activities” (Things like grocery shopping, obtaining medical care or medicine, outdoor activities while practicing social distancing), “Essential Governmental Functions and Infrastructure”, and “Essential Businesses”.

(This is a VERY short summary, here is the link to the full order:
https://bouldercolorado.gov/city-emergency-orders-related-to-covid-19)

UPDATED 3/25/2020:  Boulder County has followed suit and has also issued a “Stay at Home Order” – the link to that order is here:  https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/stay-at-home-order/

Real Estate is listed as an “Essential Business” in Section 6.f.24: “Professional services such as legal, insurance, accounting, real estate and tax preparation services, including ancillary and supporting services.”

Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been diligently working to ensure the safety of our agents, clients and the community by establishing stringent practices for showing homes, and working with our lenders, title partners, inspectors and appraisers to ensure that all health and safety precautions are taken during this challenging time.

We also understand that even in times of uncertainty and crisis, people need to buy or sell their homes, so we are working to ensure that our clients are able to do so – through new marketing technology, virtual tours and virtual open houses, video buyer/seller consultations, and electronic document sharing and signing.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please reach out to your Colorado Landmark agent, or visit us at www.coloradolandmark.com.

First of the Season Saturday Boulder Farmers Market!

   Come Enjoy Colorado’s Largest Farmer’s Market 

   The Boulder Farmers Market was named the #1 Farmers’ Market in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice.

     Experience Boulder like a local. The Boulder Farmers Market has become a weekly ritual for Boulderites. Established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public, the Boulder Farmers Market is now the largest in Colorado. As a grower-only market, shoppers are guaranteed the best selection of locally grown, seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products available in Boulder County, most of which is organically or naturally grown/produced. They also get to meet and learn directly from the farmer how their food was grown, when it was picked, how to keep it fresh and, in many cases, new ideas on how to prepare and enjoy it.

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  Serious foodies and local chef’s shop early to get the best selection, especially during the summer when the leafy vegetables, corn and Colorado-grown fruits arrive. The outdoor food court is a popular meeting place for breakfast and lunch. The combination of freshly brewed coffee, baked goods and a variety of prepared foods by local chefs — together with live music and shaded seating — provide a place to relax and meet up with friends before or after shopping at the market. Market vendors stop selling at 2pm sharp, except in the food court, which continues serving until 2:30 p.m.

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   As if this wasn’t enough reason to visit the Boulder Farmers Market, a fine arts and crafts fair featuring 25 jury-selected artists and artisans is held one Saturday each month in Central Park adjoining the farmers’ market. This highly competitive market attracts some of Colorado’s best artists and crafts people. It’s the perfect place to find that unique gift or memento of your visit to Boulder.

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Also read the Insider’s Guide to the Boulder Farmers Market.

 

“We are a nonprofit organization operating producer-only farmers markets in Colorado since 1987. Our mission is to support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers.”

 

When: Every Saturday 8 am – 2 pm 

Where: Pearl Street Mall – 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302  

Phone: 303-910-2236

10am – 2pm: live music weekly 

   Downtown Boulder has parking garages, parking lots, street parking, and parking available at Boulder High School. Learn more about parking for the farmers market on:

www.boulderdowntown.com.

No pets at the market, please. 

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