For those who like to keep it real, raw and local with their canine cuisine, Mama’s Choice 100 percent Raw Natural Dog Food is now available for the first time in Aspen at Roxy’s Market.
Founded in 2012 in Carbondale by Kathie “Mama Kat” Lieblick, Mama’s Choice is committed to making dog food using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients, including grass-fed beef and organic fruits and vegetables.
Lieblick came up with the idea when she noticed that Angus, her beloved Lab, was getting a little sluggish.
“All of the treats we were buying were becoming expensive, and we noticed that Angus was starting to get fat,” Lieblick said in a press release. “Then we started reading all the labels on all the dog foods and cringed. So we decided to make our own.”
The dog food contains no corn syrup, preservatives, food coloring, sugar or GMOs. Find it in the freezer section at Roxy’s, as well as Carbondale Community Food Co-Op, Crystal River Meats, Osage Gardens in New Castle, RJ Paddywack’s in El Jebel and Thunder River Market in Glenwood Springs.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) honored Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design (R+B) with two awards for its residential and hospitality-related work.
R+B took home a BEST Award in the residential “Live” category for its work on the Westcliffe Custom House in Aspen. The firm also won an IIDA MERIT Award for the renovation of the Hotel Jerome in the hospitality “Play” category.
The third annual Rocky Mountain Chapter IIDA BEST Awards were held on April 18.
Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design was established in 2003 and today consists of 33 architects and interior designers with offices in Aspen and Denver. R+B’s project portfolio includes commercial, hospitality, custom residential and interior design. For more information visit www.rowlandbroughton.com .
(Editor’s note: The following brief appeared in last week’s business section, but the company’s name was misspelled in the headline. Sorry! We are rerunning the brief here with the mistake corrected.)
Two local interior design professionals have launched their own firm.
Della + Zella Interiors Inc. is the brainchild of Carrie Wolfer and Maggi Whitmer. The duo met while working at an Aspen-based design office, where they managed a wide variety of projects including high-end residences and mixed-use buildings.
Wolfer is certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), which entails a rigorous examination demonstrating competence in all aspects of commercial work. She is an Aspen resident with over seven years of experience in the valley.
Whitmer, a born-and-raised Aspen local, has nearly 10 years of design experience in both commercial and residential work. Whitmer graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA and also attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Interior Design.