Hot & Steamy

Getting away sometimes feels like coming back to myself. Or at least that’s how it felt to visit Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort—a multifaceted mountain-dwelling paradise located in (you guessed it!) Paradise, Montana, just a stone’s throw away from Missoula. 

Making Self Care a Priority

I learned how to cultivate the art of self-care the hard way. A painful and chronic nerve condition called CRPS, that I contracted after sustaining an injury when I was 26 years old, taught me that self-care is a crucial component in my ability to function optimally in a body racked with pain and limited mobility. But it took me…

January 2020 Around Town

Missoula Wedding Fair Congratulations, you’re engaged! If you’re planning a wedding, the Missoula Wedding Fair is a one-stop shop to calm all your nerves about finding the right fit for you and your soon-to-be husband or wife. Browse dozens of vendors in every avenue of the wedding world and see what calls out to your … Continued

Green juice.

The secret to life is balance, right? So if I have the arugula salad from Bridge Pizza with its pillowy goat cheese and pickled peppers and then I cross the street and eat a loaded donut from Veera Donuts, does that count? Do I get an “A” for effort? January has this way of making … Continued

A Hearty Type of Healing

Eileen McGurty has chronic fatigue syndrome and was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, but those two things shouldn’t define her. 

Holiday Open House at Fort Missoula!

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula celebrated the "Return of the Light" at their annual holiday exhibit extravaganza. There were games, crafts, and fun activities for all ages and a visit from Santa! Photography Open Lens by Pamela

The Art of Aging in Missoula

Walk into Tracee Gianchetta’s office and you’re immediately welcomed. First, with a sincere, two-handed handshake; second, with the sweet and comforting aroma of lemongrass wafting from an essential oil diffuser. You’ll smile at her whimsical collection of trinkets and rubber duckies; you’ll agree that, yes, her view of Mount Jumbo provides for inspirational moments. A salt crystal lamp glows beside…

Breakfast of (Montana) Champions: Huckleberry Pancakes

Picturesque mornings over Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain, or the Swan Valley have been constants in our family’s life. With a love of adventuring through travel and skiing, we have experienced a plethora of what Montana offers. And, in the midst of raising our three growing gentlemen with an appreciation of the outdoors, we have been huckleberry picking in many hard…