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For Colorado gardeners, there’s plenty to love about lavender

For Colorado gardeners, there’s plenty to love about lavender
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-07-01


By Colleen Smith, Special to The Denver PostIf you can’t travel to Provence this summer, you can still get a sense of the South of France’s famous lavender fields right here in Colorado. Lavender is a commercial crop that has grown so popular in the state that lavender festivals will be staged both at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton and in Palisade in July.The...(Read More)

Birding for science: Denver Field Ornithologists is leading a citizen-science initiative in the heart of the city

Birding for science: Denver Field Ornithologists is leading a citizen-science initiative in the heart of the city
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-04-30


By Colleen Smith, Special to The Denver PostIn City Park, on man-made islands in man-made lakes, tall, old trees offer refuge to large colonies of wading birds. The park provides breeding habitat for approximately 100 black-crowned night herons, roughly 300 double-crested cormorants and several species of milk-white egrets, ethereal as angels.The bird enthusiasts of Denver Field Ornithologists (DFO)...(Read More)

New photo book features LGBTQ people and their homes, some in Colorado

New photo book features LGBTQ people and their homes, some in Colorado
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-04-21


Surrounded by chickens and holding two Kermit plush toys, Jerry Shelton was walking in front of his self-described “tuna can” of a home in Fruita when Tom Atwood snapped his photo.It’s an intriguing photo, the odd juxtaposition inviting the viewer to stay with Shelton and absorb more of his surroundings, both of which were in focus due to Atwood’s use of a wide-angle lens...(Read More)

In modern homes, the dining room is due for a revival

In modern homes, the dining room is due for a revival
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-03-14


By Jura Koncius, The Washington PostFor many overscheduled families, “dining” has been reduced in recent years to grabbing a plate of food at a kitchen island or on an ottoman in front of a screen. Even in homes that have a separate dining room, the table is regularly commandeered for homework or, at this time of year, as a tax-prep command center.But there are signs that we...(Read More)

UK lawmakers to companies: End sexist high-heel dress codes

UK lawmakers to companies: End sexist high-heel dress codes
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-03-10


LONDON (AP) — In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain’s Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes.Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home without pay for wearing flat shoes....(Read More)

Start planning your landscaping projects now. Here’s how.

Start planning your landscaping projects now. Here’s how.
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-02-19


“Blah.” Does that word or something like it come into your mind when you gaze out at your yard?If it does, perhaps the next word should be thinking is: “landscaping.”That can mean everything from a modest do-it-yourself makeover to calling in a pro to make substantial changes. Whichever you choose, the first step is dreaming and planning, landscape designers say — and the time to start...(Read More)

A skiing family’s hunt for the best on-mountain lunches

A skiing family’s hunt for the best on-mountain lunches
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-02-02


BRECKENRIDGE — When my family goes skiing, lunch is a big deal.No matter what the temperature, snow totals or lift lines outside, coming in for lunch is a comforting constant for my husband, two tween daughters (they hate it when I call them that, of course) and my 70-something dad.In fact, on-mountain menus enter into our decision-making as to which exit we take off of I-70 on ski days.If...(Read More)

Jameson: The dilemma over custom or ready-made drapes

Jameson: The dilemma over custom or ready-made drapes
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2017-01-20


I’m scurrying around the house tidying up, which gives me away.“Expecting someone?” asks DC, who is leaving for work. I was almost in the clear.“Yes,” I say, hoping that will suffice. (When speaking to a lawyer, only answer the question.) But the anemic answer hangs between us. “Beth,” I add.“Who’s Beth?” He asks. I knew this was coming.“The lady who makes our drapes.”“We...(Read More)

Both cheap and chic, Belgrade is emerging as a hot destination

Both cheap and chic, Belgrade is emerging as a hot destination
Written by Michelle McKinney on 2016-12-25


By Albert Stumm, The Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia  — Tables with posh patrons spill out of cafes onto cobblestoned sidewalks. Roaming musicians ply tourists for tips against a backdrop of restored art nouveau buildings. Across town, the thump of techno beats keeps the young and well-heeled dancing until dawn.It’s not Barcelona or even Berlin. It’s Belgrade, baby.The city is still...(Read More)





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