Welcome to the Premiere 
Issue of Billings Lifestyle

Hello, and welcome to the premiere issue of Billings Lifestyle, where we’re inspired by community, and hope this magazine inspires you, too! We’re thrilled to be your source for all things local here in Billings.

Beauty Housed in Power: 
A Look at Mac Leffler’s Castle

As visitors step into the Mac Leffler designer home at 3139 Harrier Lane, a sense of majesty is unavoidable. The specially-crafted house has been nicknamed, “The Castle,” and a sweeping glimpse leaves those who enter with a new sense of the name. In a unique style that has become synonymous with Leffler’s homes, this abode highlights the beauty, power and…

Reignited by Retirement

Years ago, a local athlete gathered the neighborhood youth in a schoolyard huddle. The hometown hero gave playing advice to a group of admirers. Listening with wide eyes was a young Jeff Carroll, but he wasn’t just listening to the words of the local athlete; He was watching, absorbing his techniques and passion like a thirsting sponge. The seeds of…

A Local Hot Spot: Last Chance

If you take some apples, a little yeast, and some honey, then smash it all together, and let it sit for a bit, you will have hard apple cider. Sounds easy enough, right? Well actually, as you might have guessed, it is a bit more complicated than that. Quite a bit more complicated when you get right down to it.…

Bumps and Bundles

If you have not had the chance to visit Bumps and Bundles at it's new location at Shiloh Crossing, make it a point to take in the newest and sweetest addition to the Billings shopping community. Owner Becky Salyer has loaded the racks and shelves with merchandise that is not found in any other of the children's boutiques you might…

On the Desk of: Jeff Lethert

1. The book "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. If you are willing, this book has the power to transform your life.

February 2017 Around Town

Since the early 80's, "1964 The Tribute" has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth." "1964 The Tribute" takes Beatles' fans on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. Catch it in Billings on February 10.…

Soup is good for the soul

This is definitely the easiest and best way to make rich-tasting butternut squash soup, without having to peel and dice a large, awkwardly shaped vegetable. You start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and roasting it in a hot oven. Scrape the roasted flesh from the skin, and simmer it with sautéed yellow onion, fresh sage, and a tart…