Holiday Dreaming

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about that perfect gift, the item you would love to unwrap on Christmas morning? We asked three local influencers to spill their ideal holiday wish lists, filled with items to suit their individual passions. This compilation of handpicked local goods, tailored to the Billings lifestyle, will inspire even the naughtiest among us to be nice this season. 

For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Billings Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

33rd Annual Festival of Trees Begun in 1985, the Festival of Trees has become synonymous with the holiday season in Billings. For many residents and visitors, the holidays would not be complete without at least one visit to view the trees or participate in the weekend activities. Each year, the Festival of Trees provides an … Continued

Information in a Flash

I love Flash Briefings because I always seem to have a “should” list that includes learning words, reading the bible, being up to date in my industry, and, well, sometimes I just want to laugh. I built my Alexa Daily Flash Briefing to check all those boxes! The cool thing about Flash Briefings is that they are short. They must…

Hot Spot

The curtains are closing on 2018, and the promise of a new year shines bright. Welcoming 2019 is cause for celebration, and many choose to venture out on the town for New Year's Eve festivities. The Windmill & Bar 51 provides patrons with a destination of casual elegance, complete with fine dining options and a refined yet fun atmosphere. Long regarded as one of…

The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers

It all began on a golf course. While hitting the links at Pryor Creek in 1992, Joe Link and George Devries were inspired to create a musical group with a unique (and now well-known) band name. Johnny Link, the original drummer, slipped while taking a shot. The golf pro at Pryor Creek, Johnny Walker, exclaimed, “You should have had your ‘Bucky Beaver…

Renovate and Refine

A flair for home decor runs in Kelsey Meier's family. Her grandparents founded Wagner's Home Furnishings in Missoula 65 years ago, a business that specializes in making "houses into homes." Her own interest in decorating flourished from an early age.

Great Winter Reads

 The Shack by William Paul Young, $8, BarnesAndNoble.com  The story turns sinister, however, when Missy gets abducted during an otherwise routine family vacation. Evidence surfaces that she may have been brutally murdered in an abandoned shack, located in the remote Oregon wilderness country.  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, $11.16, Amazon.com

(Not) Home for the Holidays

At their heart, holiday celebrations are built upon two fundamental ideas: tradition and togetherness. Though we may honor them in different ways, we all share the desire to be surrounded by family and friends on those sacred days. For people who serve and protect the community, the privilege of being home is not guaranteed. First responders are often asked to sacrifice…

Turkey Day Workout with a Personal Trainer:

Finding time to hit the gym during the hectic holiday season can be challenging. Luckily, personal trainer Ryan Jore has constructed an effective routine that can be fit into any schedule. The key is to prioritize intensity over duration.