An Endless Summer with Elizabeth Hamilton

Learn more about the making of the July/August 2023 issue

Photo courtesy of Travel South Dakota

Summertime in Colorado is filled with vivid colors that set the stage for music festivals, mountain getaways, farmers markets and delicious seasonal dishes that I personally can’t get enough of.

In this issue, we celebrate the bounty and beauty of the summer season in Colorado. Like the mountain magic of Vail, Aspen and Steamboat, where you will find unique places to stay, eat and play. Enjoying a bountiful farmers market filled with fresh produce, artisan crafts and so much more is among my favorite pastimes.

We talked with some Colorado chefs who use local ingredients to come up with seasonal dishes. What they can create is really an art.

The Colorado growing season is fairly short, so we are excited to show you botanical art. These local artists have found a modern way to preserve their beauty through pressed floral art that will take your breath away.

If you are looking for a new adventure, consider the outdoor experiences and upscale offerings in South Dakota. I can’t wait to book a girls’ trip to fly-fish in the Black Canyon and relax at one of the many natural spas.

Planning ahead, we have the perfect trip for the ultimate treasure hunter in Round Top, Texas. There, the Round Top Antique Show is a feast for the eyes as unique and big as Texas itself.

Finally, we spoke with a local beauty maven about summer skin care and which clean beauty products go the distance.

Before summer flies by, please do yourself a favor and head outside, devour seasonal foods al fresco, get dirty in your garden and look out under the stars. Before we know it, fall will be here, and the holidays will be nipping at your heels—so carpe diem.

Cheers to an endless summer!

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