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Totally Boise Spring Guide 2022


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Spotlight
Real Estate

Lemon Tree
Co. Boise

Beloved sandwich shop, Lemon Tree Co. is a Treasure Valley staple in the foodie community. They’re known for having one of the most inclusive menus around. With items for meat lovers, the gluten or dairy intolerant, or strict vegans and vegetarians – those who enjoy trying new food will find something here too. Since 2018, Lemon Tree Co. has surprised and delighted the foodie scene of Boise, and we’ve been fans since day one. Now, four years later, they are debuting their newest location in Harris Ranch.

We were lucky enough to try some of their most popular creative dishes. You should run, bike, or drive immediately to one of their two locations to pick up or sit down and experience something funky today!

Spring
Activities

iCode Boise

Now is the time to sign up for spring break and summer activities. If your child is interested in learning game design, coding, and other interesting STEAM topics, iCode Boise is happy to announce the enrollment period for their spring and summer camps! Their camps include Minecraft Modder, Game Builder and Battle of the Bots. These camps are a terrific way for your child to try their hands at a new technical skill, and see if iCode Boise should be an added part of their education.

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Meridian Window Tint

Have you noticed the walls, floors, furniture, and art in your home has begun to look faded or possibly even lackluster? We may not see it, but the sunlight filtering into your home carries harmful UV rays that can cause permanent damage over time. Your windows could also be letting in outside heat or cold, making your living space uncomfortable or expensive to climate control. Meridian Window Tint is your premier solution to these issues.

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Kid Friendly

Dentistry for Children

9 out of 10 kids agree, Dentistry for Children is Boise’s best dentist office. With their kind and welcoming staff, colorful fish tanks, TVs playing movie favorites, and imaginative murals, it’s no wonder every child leaves with a smile. And now we’ve got some news that will be sure to make the parents smile too! Avoiding cavities in your children’s teeth can be challenging, but with sealants from Dentistry for Children, keeping their enamel strong and healthy has never been easier.

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The Flats 16 Restaurant & Event Center

Found just a short drive from Boise, on Emmett Hwy 16, a unique dining experience can be found at Flats 16 Restaurant & Event Center. Not only do they have a full-service restaurant, but the largest outdoor patio and grounds in the Treasure Valley. Their space can also be rented out for any event or occasion. With breath-taking views of the surrounding wildlands, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Treasure Valley. Guests of all ages are welcomed here to enjoy their top-quality ingredients, bold, new flavors, and warm atmosphere.

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Bogus Basin

The seasons at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area are changing as the days get longer and the temperature begins its climb.

If you’re eager to cast away some of the layers, it’s the perfect time to head up to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area to soak up some rays and breathe the fresh alpine air. Warm weather = soft snow!

March is the perfect time to ski and snowboard or take lessons for the first time. The chances of warm bluebird days and riding the runs in a t-shirt are at their highest!

April snow can still be found throughout the area, which makes for some fun adventures. Catch a lift as they celebrate the end of their ski and snowboarding season, or enjoy the bright snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails.

May brings warm weather attractions! You can book your tickets for the thrilling mountain coaster, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, and summer tubing hill.

Click the button below to learn how Bogus Basin is celebrating going into its 80th season and how being a non-profit gives back to our local snow sports community.

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Bachelor Life
in Boise

Idaho Wine Tours

The beer and wine scene here in Idaho is something truly unique. With grapes that compete on the national stage, it’s fun to get out and try these tasty beverages that literally might be in our own backyards. If you are like us, and would love to visit these vineyards, Idaho Wine Tours is your ultimate wine cruise experience. With customizable tours, comfortable transportation to and from these destinations, and a good time guaranteed, what are you waiting for?

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Land Ocean New American Grill

Land Ocean New American Grill is Meridian’s hottest new steakhouse, and once you step inside, you won’t feel like you’re in Idaho anymore. Their modern take on the classic idea of a steakhouse is like something out of a James Bond film. And what’s even better, their menu is to die for. Sauces are created daily. Produce is sourced locally. Steaks and seafood are chosen weekly from only the best tasting cuts. It’s the perfect spot for any occasion from brunch to happy hour to an anniversary dinner.

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SkinOwl
Starter Quiz

Getting to know your Idaho skin and how to take care of it can be a journey. The pros at Skin Owl designed the skin quiz below to help guide you to your new routine, guaranteed to leave you bright and glowing!

Which skin condition resonates more with your current skin concerns?
A. Hormonal acne and dullness
B. Wrinkles and loss of radiance

Which description best suits your skin?
A. Oily or combination (dry on cheeks, oily on nose, forehead and chin)
B. Dehydrated/dry/parched

Do you have any acne-scarring or hyperpigmentation (dark marks)?
A. Yes
B. No

Do you usually break out on the cheek, chin, and jawline?
A. Yes
B. No

Which words most describe your skin?
A. Congested, acneic, dehydrated
B. Dry, tired, aging

Which skin goals resonate with you most?
A. Acne relief, dark mark brightening, and even texture and tone
B. Boosted radiance, smooth and plump lines, alleviate the look of fatigue

Want to see your regimen in action? Pop by the SkinOwl shop in SE Boise for a complimentary immersive skincare experience, including skincare application, red light therapy, steam and gua sha contouring. Book your consult via @SkinOwl’s ‘Book Now’ button on IG. Get ready for a serious glow-up!

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Wedding
Planning

ChambRaye Boutique

We love a change of season! A new season means it’s time to bring fresh new life into your wardrobe. ChambRaye Boutique,in the idyllic downtown Eagle, has become a favorite of ours. Their racks are filled with uniquely curated pieces for any Idaho woman. Always on the go, moving from dropping the kids off to a happy hour? Busy in the boardroom? ChambRaye showed us how to style one staple skirt into three distinctive outfits for three different occasions.

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Elevate, A Wax & Facial Boutique

The sun is coming, the crisp honey sands of the beach at Lucky Peak Reservoir are calling to us, and soon bathing suit season will be here. Before the season begins, now is the perfect time to get into Elevate, A Wax & Facial Boutique to get your sunny weather routine started. You won’t want to miss your chance to try out this season’s Berry Glowing + Dermaplane Facial!

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Spring
Prep

Franz Witte Garden Center

Nampa garden center Franz Witte has blossomed into a premier home and garden shop in the Treasure Valley. With a heated greenhouse, you can comfortably grab a morning coffee from their weekend vendor, shop hundreds of plants within their indoor and outside space, shop the home goods storefront, and say hello to the nursery cat, Greta.

Are you looking for spring plant inspiration? Click to read Franz Witte’s top five affordable and easy-to-care-for plants to purchase this spring.

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Tyler Horn

The housing market across the Treasure Valley has become ideal for seller’s. You may be thinking to yourself, “my Idaho real estate can practically sell itself; why would I need to take the extra time to hire an agent?” Locally born and raised Realtor Tyler Horn shared just how mistaken that assumption is. In our most recent blog with Tyler, he shares insider information on why an agent in this market is necessary and advises questions you should be asking your agent.

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Southwood
Homes

Local Home Builder, Karl Pedersen, at Southwood Homes put his money where his mouth is and affected real change for local foster children and nonprofit Boise Angels.

Last year, Pedersen teamed with other local subcontractors to assist in a unique fundraising idea for the local cause. Now, nine months later, Pedersen surpassed his monetary goal in supplying the Boise Angels with its largest one-time donation in their history, a phenomenal $49,000 check.

Stories like this are one of the many examples of the charitable people living in our community and giving back. Click the button to read the full story about Karl Pedersen and how he and the local building community successfully raised $49K for the Boise Angels and Treasure Valley foster children.

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Mountain
Biking

Alpenglow Mountainsport

For over 20 years, Alpenglow Mountainsport has been Boise’s premier outdoor retailer for paddlesports gear and equipment. Recreational kayaks, rafts, PFD’s, paddleboards, fishing kayaks, and more are available for purchase or rental through the sunny, warmer months. Southern Idaho is teeming with a vast amount of rivers, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs that are only available via watercraft. Alpenglow Mountainsport is sharing their list and expertise on where to get your fish-on this spring with their Hobie and Jackson fishing Kayaks.

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The Commons Climbing Gym

Rock climbing is one of the up-andcoming trends in how to exercise and The Commons Climbing Gym is Boise’s best place to explore your new favorite activity. Located in the Boise Bench, The Commons has welcomed both new and experienced climbers, creating a community unlike any other in the Valley. This spring is the perfect time to try bouldering or top-rope climbing at The Commons to shake off that fading seasonal chill. And don’t worry, newbies are greeted with open arms.

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Unbottled

Nothing says spring in the Treasure Valley like getting out and enjoying the wide-open spaces all around us. Staying properly fueled and totally nourished is the key to taking on any epic Idaho adventure or activity!

Our favorite experts in all things dairy, Unbottled shared with us the best packable snacks, fit for any outdoor excursion:

To start your day right, a jar of overnight oats or a yogurt parfait gives your body the fuel it needs to wake up and get started.

Once you’ve reached your destination, take a well-earned snack break with ready-to-go cheeses or yogurt, complemented with fresh fruits and protein-packed nuts.

At the end of your adventure, to help your body restore its muscles and energy, reach for a glass of nourishing milk and some slices of local artisanal cheeses.

The advice keeps going on our blog with Unbottled by DairyWest. Click the button to find the best picnic trails near you and what to pack!

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International
Life

Lost Grove Brewing

In the heart of the Lusk District - off the Boise Greenbelt and steps away from Boise State University campus - sits Lost Grove Brewing. Announced earlier this year, Lost Grove is Idaho’s first and only B Corp certified brewery. Patrons can celebrate the mission that behind every beer is a company setting an example on how to prioritize stakeholders, the community, and create an environmentally minded business model. With ample new events and features coming this spring, be sure to find your way to Lost Grove Brewing.

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CHOW Public Market & Eatery

Name a more relatable obstacle than wanting to go out to eat but can’t decide where to go for dinner. Well, thanks to CHOW Public Market, that choice just got a whole lot easier. Not only are they Boise’s first standalone food court, but inside you can find Louisiana Soul Bayou and Tamales Nelly. With its incredibly convenient location, just off the Cole Rd. exit on I-84, directly across from the Edwards 21 theatre in the Boise Spectrum Center, it’s the perfect spot to stop at for an after-work bite or before you see a movie.

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Hammer Down
Excursions

Looking for a thrill? Or to get out and experience the scenic landscape of the Snake and Salmon river transition from winter to spring? Located in White Bird, Idaho, Hammer Down River Excursions is your next must-visit weekend destination!

From exhilarating jet boat tours to all-day wanderings through Hells Canyon, you can sit back, take in the sites, and get a glimpse at one of Idaho’s most renown areas.

Idaho has some world-class rivers and Hammer Down River Excursions’ Owner Homer Brown and his team know how to get you deep into the Idaho canyons with ease. Using his fleet of professional jet boats, guests get access to some of Idaho’s wildest and most remote areas. White Bird, Idaho is about four hours north of the Treasure Valley.

When booking your trip, there are several options to choose from, ranging from thrilling to relaxing. Trips explore the Lower Salmon River or the Snake River in Hells Canyon. Whichever river you choose to tour, you can sit back and watch 32 miles of wild river pass you by.

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Underrated
Restaurants

Debra Hodges

For over 28 years, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty Associate Broker, Debra Hodges, has made an impressive and wide-reaching name for herself. Being part of hundreds of home sales, it’s no wonder she comes so highly rated by those who have worked with her. She isn’t just a real estate aficionado; she’s also a devoted and passionate Boise Foodie. Where’s the best burger? Most creative cocktail? Who has a superior dessert? Hodges is in the know on the Treasure Valley’s best food and drink finds!

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Wild Phyllis Bakery

Something truly remarkable is happening at Wild Phyllis Bakery in west Boise. What started as a hobby for baker Meredith, has now transformed into a full-blown popular cafe and bakery with the help of her business partner Jeanne and 25-yearold sourdough starter Phyllis. Why has their shop seen weekly lines out the door and such an exponential growth? Not only is their staff your new best friend, but their long-ferment sourdough baked goods are also a revolutionary new product that gluten-intolerants can enjoy.

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Second Hand
Shopping

The Vervain Collective

If the idea of spring blossoms, flowers, and foliage brings to mind more dread than joy, it might be time to talk to The Vervain Collective. Their full-service apothecary is stocked with all the essential tinctures, teas, and healing products to help you manage your battle with Idaho allergens. Their shop is also staffed with holistic-based practitioners, ready to empower you naturally in your own health journey. Along with their wellloved services and on-site naturopathic physician, the shop is welcoming four new practitioners to their team!

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Independent Doctors of Idaho

“We, the independent physicians of Idaho, declare that our commitment is to our patients and their personal care. Keeping our patients healthy and living independently is our goal.”

IDID has over 600 providers in 33 specialties and continues to grow! With that extensive coverage of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, you are likely to find a provider for your specific health needs. Independent Doctors of Idaho aims to bring patients back into complete control of their medical decisions while holding the bottom line. Click below to view the full list of doctors.

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