Author: Michelle Venus

You Glow, Girl: Harmony Skin & Wellness Clinic

What do you get when you add two sisters, two years and two decades? Besides a plethora of twos, you get the 20th anniversary of Harmony Skin & Wellness Clinic (formerly Harmony Laser Center), rebranded and revitalized by sisters Nadine and Kendra Thompson since buying Northern Colorado’s premier (and first) medspa 24 months ago. “If you look at an infant from zero to 20 and all the changes in that organism, all the growth—that’s how we’re looking at Harmony,” says Kendra. “We’re adulting at this point as a company.” Harmony may be getting older, but its philosophy and approach...

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A FOCO Renaissance

Downtown Fort Collins is changing. That’s not big news because the city has been experiencing a lot of growth over the past decade or more, but the way it’s changing is noteworthy. The neighborhood at Jefferson and Linden Streets is an example. Going to the Fort Collins Candy Store Emporium is like taking a trip back in time. Its walls are laden with shelves filled with jars of candy, and vintage cartoons and movies play on a loop on a TV monitor, while an old-time cash register periodically chimes in. Owner Tony Vallejos, who previously lived and worked in...

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Modern Farmhouse: Loveland home blends old-fashioned charm with contemporary finishes

Photos by Aaron Patterson There’s a brand-new farmhouse in west Loveland that’s a little bit contemporary, a little bit Colorado and a whole lot of cool. Mike and Jessica Schroetlin are the respective owners of Schroetlin Custom Homes and Schroetlin Real Estate. Together they are the team captains of the two companies that offer their clients a full range of services. Interior designer Shannon Carlson and project manager Jay Quattlebaum round out the group. From purchasing lots to collaborating with clients on custom and semi-custom builds, to all the details and finishing touches, and closing on the property, Schroetlin...

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Mountain Modern Meets Prairie

By Michelle Venus  •  Photos by Robert Yone The husband-and-wife team behind NoCO Custom Homes create dream homes for their clients. No detail was overlooked when they designed their own custom-built home, a reflection of their design philosophy. Two deployments to Iraq—where there isn’t much to do and not a whole lot of opportunity to spend money—gave Jason Jones the opportunity to build a nice nest egg. When he returned to northern Colorado after leaving the Marines, he invested that money in real estate. Purchasing rental properties turned out to be more than a good investment. It started Jason...

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