The next phase of the pandemic is upon us, Boulder—as of this weekend (May 9th in particular), we’ve shifted from Stay In Place on to the Safer At Home mode of protecting ourselves and our fellow Boulderites—some more businesses will be slowly opening and partially opening after May 8th, and we here at Your Boulder will be keeping you informed as they do.
Also, keep in mind: as of May 9th and for the near future, face-covering masks are required in Boulder County whenever you go out. Yes, it may be a slight pain to hike and bike with a mask on, but just because we’re Safer At Home now doesn’t mean it’s all over, by any means. Be safe and courteous, and hey: masks are all the fashion now; why not embrace it?
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All Terrain Landscaping
Ready to entertain, but nowhere to go? How about your backyard! (Bowling anyone?!) All Terrain Landscaping put together a few unique ideas for backyard entertainment.
You know what they say – landscaping isn’t all fun and games. But what if your backyard could be transformed into a haven of outdoor activities and still maintain its classy ambiance? Judging by some photos we found around the web, there are some folks who have pulled it off. Check out a few of our favorites: https://atpslandscaping.com/play-landscaping-ideas/
Mosaic Architects + Interiors
Mosaic Architects + Interiors is a boutique architecture and interior design firm that specializes in creating truly customized homes, estates, and interior design. Each design is unique and sophisticated, contemporary or traditional, formal or casual, reflecting the Client’s singular style and personality.
Our creative team of professionals have years of proven experience in architecture, planning, interior design, landscape, and “green” consultation. We have designed and built a broad range of new properties and seamless remodels throughout the years.
Check out this week’s newest real estate listings:
Absolutely gorgeous 2 story 1/2 duplex. Fenced front courtyard faces the green space. This modern home has an open floor plan with tons of natural light, over sized custom windows and skylights. High end features include quartz counter tops, SS appliances, hardwood floors, custom closets & A/C. Master suite with 5 piece bath and walk in closet.
Beautifully remodeled end unit townhome with stunning views of the flatirons! Lovingly updated with bright, new kitchen – stainless appliances and farmhouse sink. 3 bright bedrooms upstairs with glorious new master bath, complete with claw foot tub and rain shower! Finished basement has rec room, spacious laundry room with built-in shelving for storage, and additional bath .
Amazing mountain home in a gated golf course community, next to 16th tee! New exterior paint! This half duplex offers a gorgeous kitchen w/ new appliances, granite countertops, a pantry & a formal dining room w/ trey ceilings. The home is surrounded by fishing lakes & open areas w/ aspens, evergreen trees, wildflowers, rock outcroppings & wildlife! Great natural light thanks to large Palladian windows. The living room has a stone fireplace, soaring ceilings & hardwood floors.
Bryce Widom (outside) at Museum of Boulder
If you’ve ever been to any of the Mountain Sun family of pubs, you’ll have seen Boulder artist Brice Widom’s beautiful and ephemeral works in chalk. His process is fascinating: he’ll work long hours to create an incredible “painting” in chalk, then when it’s time, he’ll erase it (he usually shares the erasing process live on Facebook, to the wailings and gnashings of teeth of his fans). Then the process begins again.
Just before the lockdown, Widom had just finished creating a large piece for an exhibit at the Museum of Boulder, along with a series of audience-participation works, a reception, and of course, a big public erasing event at the conclusion. Just before the Big Erasing, however, the museum temporarily closed, postponing the event. While their doors remain closed, the Museum of Boulder has put up three huge banners painted by Widom, outside the museum on the building’s wall facing Broadway. If you’re out there (safely distanced and masked, of course), be sure to check them out. And follow Widom or the Museum online to see when his exhibit inside will be visible (and then erased).
So many of Boulder’s stellar eateries and top notch bars have been offering curbside and delivery of their yummies during the Stay In Place order, and Japango sushi restaurant has been one of the very best of these.
Not only can you get Japango’s delicious sushi, contemporary Japanese cuisine, and drinks to pair with them either through delivery services or their safe curbside system, but they’ve been doing other super cool pandemic things to keep Boulder both well fed and occupied, too. For example, they’re offering DIY sushi-making kits for pickup, so you can learn from the best of Boulder how to make your own rolls or nigiri. All my neighbors are doing sourdough—I think I’ll do sushi instead!
Japango is also a part of Boulder Community Hospital’s Feed the Frontlines program, helping to make sure that Boulder’s diligent and hardworking frontline workers are well fed as they put themselves on the line to keep us safe and healthy. So it’s a win-win: Boulder can still eat the best sushi in town that we crave, and support an important cause while we do.
When Boulder was open and teeming with Boulderites out for a drink, Deviant Spirits was one of those hotspots that was always busy. Not only is their home grown spirits collection absolutely bar none, but Deviant would often host dance parties, live music, and even burlesque and mini-Burning-Man type events in their big back yard.
Deviant Spirits may have closed their taphouse (as well they should), but you can still get their bottles delivered to you if you’re a local: either curbside or right to your doorstep. Not only that, but they’re still the place to party—they’re hosting a virtual dance party this Friday night, and have been doing online gatherings aplenty during the lockdown. Deviant is still going strong.
CU Presents: Digital Edition
CU Boulder has long been one of the central hubs for Boulder talent when it comes to the performing arts. From the theatre and dance program productions, to the music school’s recitals, operas, graduation showcases and faculty concerts, let alone the amazing guest artist lineups appearing each year, CU Presents always, well, presents the best of the best of the university and its connections.
Like the Virtual Dairy offerings, CU Presents: Digital has a huge smorgasbord of artistic offerings you can enjoy online, anytime. This weekend’s highlights include: the Theatre & Dance Senior Showcase, a radio play of Importance of Being Earnest, the 32 Beethoven Sonatas Challenge, and an Intro to Shakespeare lesson for 1st graders (you know you’ve been needing something to add to your homeschooling curriculum), and so very much more.
Least Busy Hikes of Boulder
While Staying in Place, the question of whether a hike could be considered essential travel has been rather a contentious gray area in Boulder, and now that we’ve opened up slightly, it’s even more important that anyone enjoying the mental and physical health benefits of a hike be more cautious than ever, to cover your face and stay at least 6 feet apart from fellow hikers.
But some of the most popular and beautiful trails in Boulder are so busy so often that social distancing becomes nigh impossible. That’s where this excellent list of the least busy hikes in and near Boulder comes in very handy. Not only do we get tips on the best times of day to go on one of these hikes when you’ll be least likely to see other people, but we get details as far as difficulty level, kid friendliness, and etc. So you can go on a beautiful Boulder hike without putting yourself or others in danger.