Collect moments, not things.

The editorial deadline of this issue fell on Christmas Day, midnight. As usual I was compiling my thoughts and organizing them at the last minute. Writing doesn’t come as naturally to me as it does to others (i.e., the writers who contribute to this magazine). For me, not a single word makes it onto the page until I’ve “seen” it…

Holiday MADE Fair

More than 190 local and regional artists set up their shops within the Adams Center two weeks prior to Christmas. It drew an elbow-to-elbow crowd and inspired community members to shop local for their unique gifts. Photography Chelsea Lyn Drake

February 2017 Around Town

The color most associated with energy, passion, and action—red—sits at the heart of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign, and this year's event promises even more of all three. Go red with the women (and the men) who are dedicated to the fight against heart disease in women at the annual Missoula "Go Red for Women" luncheon…

Dancing with the Missoula Stars

Dancing with the Missoula Stars, the annual fundraiser for the Downtown Dance Collective, is back for Season 2. Ten of the bravest local celebrities will dance their way to the winner's circle, where there's room for only one couple. Let's meet the teams!

On Assignment

Last year, I received a message from Agence RÉA in Paris, France, asking me if I’d be interested in an assignment photographing James Lee Burke and his Montana ranch for the French magazine, Le Point. Oh my, twist my arm, YES! So off I went on a foggy, damp Montana Valentine’s Day to hang out with Jim.

Stags with Swag

Kristen Berube, author of Confessions of a Camo Queen: Living with an Outdoorsman, has colorfully embraced her role as a hunting widow, as hilariously noted throughout her collection of essays—camouflage lingerie, camping romance, and the inevitable primal home decor. As the true blue Camo Queen that she is, it was only natural that painting and bejeweling her husband’s steady stream…

Run and Play in the Pool for the Health of It

The Women's Club Health and Fitness Center hosted the Run for the Health of It and Worldwide Aquathon Day and raised more than $5,000 toward cancer screening for western Montanans. Women's Club staff and members and our community enjoyed a morning of fun, fitness, and giving back. Photography Shelby Humphreys

Fend Off the Cold

It's cold outside and has been for a while. And not that autumn or spring, bundle-up-and-you-barely-notice-it kind of cold. No, this is the windy/wet cold that seeps under our clothes and becomes a nagging companion especially after working up a sweat. Taking the kiddo to the playground just doesn't sound that fun. And my two-year-old has dumped all of his…

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

Parabo Press: Inspired by small-batch print processes, Parabo Press is the perfect gift for the photo-taking woman in your life. Offering products from square prints, both black and white and color engineer prints, 14-month photo calendars, glass prints and hardcover photo books, there’s truly something for everyone. Parabo.Press

The Long and Short of It

With health care costs on the rise, it’s crucial to have a plan regarding your future care needs. For most of us, investing in long-term care insurance goes a long (and helpful) way toward easing the burden of trying to plan for the unknown while, at the same, allowing us to stay in control of our future and protect our…

The Things We Collect

In the lobby of the public library in my neighborhood, there is a yard square glass-topped display case with the intriguing sign, “Things People Collect.” It draws me every time I am there to peek into the curious favorites of other people. I have dawdled over marbles in every color and pattern, vintage ceramic flower planters shaped like lambs and…