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.

Boulder Named #1 Small City in America by Monocle Magazine

Monocole Magazine, World Famous Travel and Culture Publication, has declared Boulder the #1 Small city in America and the only American city in the top 10.

“There’s something fascinating about the currents moving through this place, from tech start-ups to regenerative farming projects via health-food brands. Boulder punches above its weight because it seems to have perfected the work-life balance (people “work to live” here, according to one Boulderite).”

Since 1977, Colorado Landmark Realtors has been setting the tone for Local Real Estate Excellence in the best small city in America. Let us help you find your home in the best community in America.

5 Places to Shop Local & Virtually for Mother’s Day

from Jordan Saul-Peterson

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we all know it’s important now more than ever to support local as we shower our mamas with love this holiday.

Below are a few shops that offer different options to shop while keeping a safe distance. Provided below will be shopping options and which companies will ship your orders for you + gift wrap! Be aware that the current climate could impact shipping times, so get your order in sooner than later.

 

1.      Pitter Patter Shop

a.      Located in Historic Old Town Louisville, this carefully curated baby & kids shop houses some of the cutest clothes, toys, books and accessories. The high quality of the items in shop make this the perfect stop to splurge on some amazing baby gifts for a new mom or one with a baby on the way!

b.      Ways to shop: By phone, Online or Email

c.       www.pitterpattershop.com

d.      (720) 485-3129

e.      Gift Wrap, $7 Flat Rate Shipping & Pick-Up are available

 

2.      Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary

a.      This downtown Boulder staple is the perfect place to grab some incredible gifts for the hardworking mama in your life! Pick out essential oils, luxurious bath salts, herbal teas, tinctures and so much more. A few of my favorites include Queens Salt Bath, Lavendar Shea Butter and the Mini Facial Gift Set.

b.      Ways to Shop: By Phone, Online

c.       https://www.rebeccasherbs.com/

d.      303-443-8878

e.      Gift Wrap, Personal Message & Shipping Available

 

3.      Eleanor and Hobbes

a.      Since 2013, this stylish shop has brought well-crafted clothing and accessories to the Old Town Louisville area. The thoughtfully curated fashion and attention to detail make this an amazing stop for surprising mom with something fun to wear during a “stay at home” date night.

b.      Ways to Shop:

c.       https://www.shop-eleanor.com/

d.      (720) 708-3016

e.      $10 Flat Rate Shipping, Free Pick-up & Gift Wrap Available

 

4.      Old Friends

a.      In my opinion, Old Friends is the best place to “gift shop,” especially if you are in need of some inspiration. Having a wide range of local and eclectic options, this store provides unlimited gift-giving possibilities to the deserving matriarch in your life. From funny mugs, unique jewelry and puzzles, to home décor, local art and bath products. This store will not disappoint!

b.      Ways to Shop: Phone, Email or Facetime with the Owner

c.       oldfriendsllc@yahoo.com

d.      303.665.8886

e.      Gift Bags & Curbside Pickup Available

 

5.      Thalken

a.      Nestled is the heart of Old Town Lafayette, with “You Are Beautiful” written on it’s side lies Thalken. Full of locally made jewelry, soaps, candles, greeting cards & more, this husband/wife owned shop is sure to bring a smile to the face of any mom.

b.      Ways to Shop: Online, By Phone

c.       https://www.thalken.com/

d.      720-660-3664

e.      Free Local (Boulder County) Shipping over $32, Curbside Pickup, Gift Wrapping Available, Free Shipping over $100

 

Have fun shopping for the awesome mama in your life and stay safe out there!

 


Jordan Saul-Peterson

Associate Broker

REALTOR

720-220-1083

Jordan@SaulTeamHomes.com

 


 

Local Perspective

The Value of Home is More Important Than Ever Before

While we are so grateful to have our homes, especially during this time of Sheltering in Place, being cooped up in your home can get monotonous.  How are you spending your time each day? Here are some ideas to spend the time that help stimulate your mind and body, and maybe even increase the value of your home or help the community at the same time!

 


Virtual Workout & Yoga Classes

Focusing on the health and wellness of you and your family is critical during these times of social distancing. It is important to keep a routine, continue to connect with others, practice mindfulness, and move your body as much as you can. Studios are offering online classes for reduced rates, donations, and even for free!

 

Amana Yoga Boulder offers a donation-based yoga class Tuesday’s at 5pm

Local instructor Lauralyn Sullivan is offering online donation-based Deep Stretch and Meditation with live Violin

Earth Yoga Boulder offers online yoga and meditation

Soul Tree Yoga in Louisville offers online yoga and meditation classes

Yoga Pod Boulder offers online yoga classes

Yoga Junction Louisville offers online yoga classes (prenatal and postnatal options too)

CorePower Yoga is offering free online classes each week

Peloton is offering a free 90-day trail of their online app that streams various fitness classes (no bike needed)

Physique57 offers Sculpting, core and barre classes, no need for equipment! There are a few free classes available, or you can buy a month for $15, use checkout code, “HilariaBaldwin” –

Yoga with Adriene offers free online yoga and she even has a kid’s yoga class

Cosmic Kids is a great resource of free online yoga and mindfulness classes for kids

 


Masterclass

Use this time to learn a new craft!  Masterclass has 82+ courses on subjects taught by world class instructors on topics like business, home design, culinary arts, writing, music, photography, and fashion.

Classes are taught by the ultimate experts in these fields.  Learn about photography from Annie Lebovitz, cooking from Gordon Ramsay, the art of makeup from Bobbi Brown, scientific thinking and communication from Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, or business leadership from Howard Shultz, to name a few. 

The annual subscription to access all the classes is $180, and they are offering a Buy One, Get one Free deal now so share it with a friend and each pay $90! 
Check it out here: https://www.masterclass.com/ 

 


DIY Home Projects

De-cluttering, organizing and creating new spaces in your home or backyard always brings a sense of accomplishment and gives your home life and energy, and you something to do! 

Easy Home Updates You Can Do Now
https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/easy-home-updates-you-can-do-now/

Family Arts and Crafts Ideas to Keep Little Hands Busy
https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/family-arts-craft-ideas-to-keep-little-hands-busy

DIY Network offers a great article on 17 ways to get instant curb appeal for less than $100!

Real Simple offers  10 Fun, Quarantine Hobbies to Try Right Now 

 


Support Local Businesses!

In Downtown Boulder, over 70% of our businesses are locally owned and operated. Many of the employees who work at these businesses are our family, friends and neighbors. This is our time to come together as a community and help.

 


Protect Your Mental Health

Having to make significant changes to our everyday lives in the face of uncertainty and adversity can be overwhelming and stressful. As life continues to change, it’s important that we show ourselves compassion through this process. Here are some ideas to help protect your mental health during this time of crisis. 

Here are 6 Ideas from CU Boulder:

6 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During A Crisis 

14-Day Plan to Help Manage Coronavirus Stress: 

Two Week Stress Less Plan

The Scientific Reasons Showing Kindness Helps Ease Anxiety: 

realsimple.com/health/mind-mood/kindness-helps-anxiety

Online Happiness Class from Yale University: 

realsimple.com/syndication/yale-university-happiness-class-now

 


 

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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Boulder Arts Week

 Did you know that according to a recent study conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts Boulder has the third largest concentration of artists in the country?

 The 6th annual Boulder Arts Week will take place on March 29–April 6, 2019 at venues throughout the city. Celebrating Boulder Artists, the Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. Join us to celebrate the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings such as FREE AND DISCOUNTED art walks , exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, and workshops.  

 Below is the website for all of the incredible events! Detailing locations and times through out the week. Go enjoy all the beautiful colors, music and culture of Boulder and it’s fine artists! Happy Spring! 

 

 

http://www.boulderartsweek.org/calendar  

 

Oktoberfest with Burgess Group Realty

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WELCOME TO OKTOBERFEST! The Burgess Group at Colorado Landmark, Realtors threw an all-out Oktoberfest celebration for their clients and friends to support Direct Relief, an international non-profit organization dedicated to always being there in a time of crisis, and were humbled by their … Continue reading