Embrace Your Inner Hippie

02 Aug 2020

You don’t have to flash the peace symbol to adopt a “hippie” lifestyle (but do if the mood strikes!). Instead, care for Mother Earth, love thy neighbor and embark on some alternative forms of entertainment. If there’s a positive thing COVID-19 has taught us, it’s to slow down and live a little “lighter.”

Remember that nostalgic, fresh outdoor scent of line-dried clothes and linens? Have it again! Mount a retractable clothesline on the house or garage for a trip down memory lane — and some utility savings. Get a 40-foot retractable clothesline, $24.99, at McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.

Make your own macramé plant hanger with a virtual course from Maker General in Longmont. Check out www.makergeneral.com for more information and a schedule of classes.

Crystals have been touted as sacred, healing objects in many cultures. Whether or not you believe in their remedial qualities, they are still beautiful and colorful and will make an interesting addition to your home. Check out a wide variety at Crystal Galleries at 1302 Pearl St. in Boulder.

Take up hooping for fun or fitness. Get a beginner hoop, a travel version or — if you’re experienced — test your mettle with a fire hoop. Find more hoops than you’ve ever imagined, made right here in Boulder at www.hoopologie.com.

Give the gas-guzzler a break and get some fresh air with Boulder’s public bicycles. With 45 stations, 300 bikes and payment options from hourly to annual, Boulder B-cycle can help you get where you need to go. boulder.bcycle.com

Put a bee hotel in your backyard. Paint rocks with beautiful designs or uplifting messages. Tie-dye some shirts with the kids. Learn to play the ukulele. The possibilities are endless. Express your inner hippie however you like!

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