Epoque Golden Community Lifestyle News

5 Steps to a Perfect Cheese Board

The cheese platter. It’s one of nature’s essential crowd pleasers. Here’s a classic spread that’s sure to be a hit at your next party, get-together or Friday night dinner substitution. Step 1: Select the cheeses When choosing your cheeses, think contrasting textures and flavors, from soft to firm, and sweet to pungent. Firm: Cheddar, Manchego, Gruyere, Mimolette, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano Semi-Soft: Constant Bliss, Morbier, Taleggio, Vacherin, Reblochon Double- or Triple-Cream: Saint-Andre, Camembert, Brie, Brillant-Savarin Blue-Veined: Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse Goats and Sheep’s Milk: Brebis Pyrenees, Humboldt Fog If you need inspiration, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite: Mitica

Best Weekend Getaways

When the dust settles on the holidays, it’s time to get away. Sometimes forty-eight hours of fun is all it takes to relax and revive. Here are five quick trips to get the job done. Salt Lake City, UT Foodies and artisanal boozers will find much to love in Salt Lake City, where friendly people, great dining and outdoor adventure reign supreme. Make your way through the city’s copious craft breweries and distilleries by night. Then dry out during the day by skiing Snowbird, Alta or Brighton  mountains. Non-snowbirds can hop the Trax light rial to the Red Butte Garden,

Easy Treats Perfect for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time of year. Your days are filled with family and friends, decorations, holiday music and parties. One of the best parts of the season is all the tasty treats you get to indulge in! Here are some easy treats you can make for your next holiday gathering. Homemade Fudge Fudge is a treat that dates back to the late 1800s and hasn’t lost it status as a family favorite during the holidays. It’s simple recipe allows for different flavors and textures to be added in, creating a myriad of possibilities! Start with sweetened condensed

Top 5 Vacation Destinations for 2019

You’ve decided you want to travel more next year, but you want something different, something inspired. Here are five trending spots experts are saying you’ll want to put on your radar. Morocco Morocco is becoming more mainstream. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, according to CNN Travel, and the country is making a push to attract tourists for its rich history and intense natural beauty. Get lost in the vibrant alleyways, spice-market smells and lively bazaars of bustling, chaotic Marrakech. Then head to the ancient Kasbah in Ouarzazate to enjoy its unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Hike between Berber villages

Resident Event Calendar

Epoque has a variety of opportunities to come together, get out and explore, and experience something new. Our extensive list of happenings, both on and off-site, are tailored to all – fitness enthusiasts, social butterflies, outdoors lovers, and serenity-seekers alike. Choose from cooking classes, mountain biking, yoga classes, wine tasting, nature hikes, and so much more! Take advantage of all that Golden, Colorado has to offer and sign up for one – or all – of our upcoming resident events! See what upcoming events are in store at Epoque Golden this March!  

Make Your Holidays Golden

It’s not Christmas in Golden without Santa sightings, parades and a dazzling display of downtown lights. Get in the holiday spirit all monthlong with these time-honored traditions.  44th Annual Holiday Art Market Finish your last-minute holiday shopping by scouting the stalls of more than 100 local artists hawking their wares—from fine ceramics, jewelry and paintings to photography, woodworking, seasonal items and more. It’s the ultimate shop local experience. Admission is free.   Daily through December 30 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foothills Art Center – 809 15th St Olde Golden Christmas Parades Watch a festive cast of characters (including

Friction-Free Living + Cost Savings? You Bet.

Live at Epoque and enjoy maintenance-free, lock-and-leave convenience while also saving money. Don’t believe it? Have you ever taken the time to tally up how much it really costs to own a home? We have. When you consider a monthly mortgage, insurance, lawn care, snow removal, general maintenance and upkeep – the answer is clear. All of those hassles are taken care of for you at Epoque – prompt onsite maintenance repair and requests, always manicured lawn and garden, no fear of appliance malfunction or breakdown while traveling, plus a suite of resident services that’ll make you swoon. Life has

Here’s Why Skiing is Ridiculously Good for You

There’s no greater rush than the wind in your face and the powder under your skin. Bu [spoiler alert] tearing up the slopes also has all kinds of health benefits, too.    It’s great for your heart and circulation. Both downhill and cross-country skiing offer cardio metabolic benefits, including improved insulin resistance, body composition and glucose metabolism, as well as lower blood pressure, lipids and heart rate. Skiing also reinvigorates blood vessels and cell health. It makes you stronger. All that carving, skidding and pivoting puts a fair amount of weight on your knees, ankles and feet, which strengthens the

Should You Take a Home Genetic Test?

More and more people are taking home DNA tests to better understand their health risks. But do the tests do more harm than good? Here’s what to consider. Direct-to-consumer genetic DNA testing is booming. As more and more consumers are taking advantage of convenient home tests such as 23andme and Helix to learn about their health, the process has gotten easier, faster and more affordable. But the results are far from definitive—and the emotional cons may outweigh the pros. It’s important to speak with your doctor before deciding if a home test is right for you. How it works Once

Upcoming Halloween Events

Halloween is right around the corner and the festivals have already begun! Here are some fun local festivals you can’t miss. Giant Pumpkin Festival Colorado Springs – October 20th Head down south to see some of the largest pumpkins to grow in Southern Colorado. You can also check out local shops, restaurants and vendors who will be showcasing tasty fall treats and handmade items. Learn more here. Haunted Hayride Golden – October 25, 26, 27 Enjoy a haunted hayride around Downtown Golden, stopping at local historic spots known for their haunted pasts. Golden historian Stacy Fowler will accompany riders and

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