Yore

YORE A Place for Practical GoodsInterview: Julie Benoit | Photos: Mat Bobby In case you didn't know, Longmont has the best little brick and mortar shop around called Yore. Yore is owned and operated by Savannah and Ryan Johnson. You will often see their two adorable...

A Guide to Shopping Local

Maybe you think your idea to avoid box stores for the holidays is impossible? If that is the case it is time to think again! There are so many hidden and not so hidden gems in Longmont. We have put together this little gift guide to give you a snip-it of what is going on in town. You will find everything from books, to shoes, to plants, to coffee, to jewelry, to gift baskets and a whole bunch more. Heck you could even buy a gift certificate to a local restaurant or one of the breweries. Downtown Longmont is a pretty special little place loaded with special people doing some pretty awesome stuff. Here are just a few of the people and small businesses that we love… you will definitely discover more noteworthy makers once you come to town and start chatting with and connecting with these creative folks. Don’t forget that Saturday 25 November is Small Business Saturday and a really great day to support your local shops!

Ryan Muglia

Ryan Muglia is a photographer, a farmer and kind of a loner. He is an old soul who lives by himself in a tiny airstream on a farm where he works. He seems to enjoy the quiet and his solitude. He doesn’t leave the farm much, except for his once a week trip to Boulder to grab some coffee or maybe a solo hike someplace. He takes beautiful photographs of vast landscapes. There is a sense of desolation and loneliness in these human-less pictures. After talking to him we learned that his photographs serve as journal entries that document his own life experiences. He has a show that opens at Yore, Friday 13 October . Swing by Yore at 381 Main Street in Longmont and see some of his photos for yourself…you won’t be disappointed.

Plains to Peaks Chocolate CO.

A few weeks ago Jeff and Sunni Sylvester were kind enough to invite us to see their in home bean-to-bar chocolate factory, aka their kitchen. They showed us the ins and outs of making craft chocolate and talked to us about what it is like running their business.

Jo Kimbrell : Stand-up Mom, Stay at Home Comic

Jo is entertaining and clever, she comes across as a quirky 80’s television game show host. She has a big and vibrant personality, she knows how to play the room and work a crowd. The taproom was filled with tables and chairs that were all occupied with people. I did not expect to see so many people in the crowd and was happy to see a full house.

Yore

Yore

YORE A Place for Practical GoodsInterview: Julie Benoit | Photos: Mat Bobby In case you didn't know, Longmont has the best little brick and mortar shop around called Yore. Yore is owned and operated by Savannah and Ryan Johnson. You will often see their two adorable...

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Ryan Muglia

Ryan Muglia

Ryan Muglia is a photographer, a farmer and kind of a loner. He is an old soul who lives by himself in a tiny airstream on a farm where he works. He seems to enjoy the quiet and his solitude. He doesn’t leave the farm much, except for his once a week trip to Boulder to grab some coffee or maybe a solo hike someplace. He takes beautiful photographs of vast landscapes. There is a sense of desolation and loneliness in these human-less pictures. After talking to him we learned that his photographs serve as journal entries that document his own life experiences. He has a show that opens at Yore, Friday 13 October . Swing by Yore at 381 Main Street in Longmont and see some of his photos for yourself…you won’t be disappointed.

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Plains to Peaks Chocolate CO.

Plains to Peaks Chocolate CO.

A few weeks ago Jeff and Sunni Sylvester were kind enough to invite us to see their in home bean-to-bar chocolate factory, aka their kitchen. They showed us the ins and outs of making craft chocolate and talked to us about what it is like running their business.

read more
Jo Kimbrell : Stand-up Mom, Stay at Home Comic

Jo Kimbrell : Stand-up Mom, Stay at Home Comic

Jo is entertaining and clever, she comes across as a quirky 80’s television game show host. She has a big and vibrant personality, she knows how to play the room and work a crowd. The taproom was filled with tables and chairs that were all occupied with people. I did not expect to see so many people in the crowd and was happy to see a full house.

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Rebecca Stumpf: Exed

Rebecca Stumpf: Exed

Exed by Longmont photographer Rebecca Stumpf opens tomorrow night, March 10th at Yore. Exed is a series of new photographs that were inspired by a breakup that happened a few years back. The work investigates and reveals past relationships through the documentation of objects that now serve as relics of these intimate relationships.

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Lizzy Wolf: Sugar+Butter

Lizzy Wolf: Sugar+Butter

Lizzy Wolff who is the gal behind Sugar + Butter ( a blog specifically dedicated to her baking hobby/passion ) was kind enough to invite us into her home last weekend so we could check out what she is up to in her kitchen.

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Peter and Christa Grundy:  Anvil Distillery

Peter and Christa Grundy: Anvil Distillery

Peter and Christa Grundy, the owners of Anvil Distillery in Longmont, gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery and tasting room. They were kind enough to open their doors a little early to talk to us a bit about their process and to allow us to explore the space with cameras and questions.

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Katie & Matt : FairIsle Coffee

Katie & Matt : FairIsle Coffee

Not knowing how things would go and operating on a shoestring budget we started with literally just stuff laying around our house….an umbrella from our backyard, our kids chalkboard as our menu board, and even our kitchen table that we strapped on our roof and drove over to the market!

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Rachel Mann: A Florae

Rachel Mann: A Florae

Rachel Mann, designer and owner of A Florae, shares how she fell in love with floral design and running her own business here in Longmont.

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Meg & Jason: Fleece House

Meg & Jason: Fleece House

Master weavers Meg and Jason Jacobsen are resurrecting the lost art of Navajo rug restoration in their home studio in Longmont. They process and naturally dye their own wool and are passionate about their local fibershed. When not painstakingly mending priceless family heirlooms they color, spin and weave local fiber into beautiful new creations.

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