Why Santa Will Never Live Up To The Hype

Any time an expectation is attached to something that doesn’t come 
 naturally to me (birthday parties, elaborate recipes, hair braids), I get performance anxiety and I freeze. I worry about the possibility of failure before I even start and so when it comes to something like Christmas, the whole hullabaloo feels like a set up. For disappointment.

Haunted Hollow

Galena Park played host to the spookiest Halloween party in Draper!

December 2015 Around Town

The Porsche 918 Spyders at the Audi/Porsche showroom in Lehi are two of 918 units ever manufactured. The limited-edition sports car, sold as a 2014 model year, is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 liter V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower, with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower for a combined output…

Draper Lifestyle’s Holiday Gift Guide

This stunning winter down coat boasts style and warmth. A slimming silhouette and stylish quilted panels make it perfect for Utah winters, and its windproof and water-repellent pearlized fabric make it ultra warm. Free gift-wrap in store all season long. Available at Lolë, 681 W South Jordan Parkway in South Jordan, 385.205.5200.

Five Questions for Children’s Book Author Caralyn Beuhner

Mark and I met as college students. I was amazed at his talent and felt that his choice to pursue art was natural, but neither one of us envisioned doing what we are doing. We moved to New York City after Mark’s graduation, hoping that he could find general illustration work. We quickly found that he was one of thousands…

The Spectacular Willow Tree

In an open field at Draper Park, the grand willow tree is an illuminated spectacle of Christmas joy and hope in December. This imposing showpiece and the numerous lighting displays throughout the city are making Draper a must-see destination during the holidays.

The Characters on Fort Street

If you look closely, you’ll spot Ol’ St. Nick, the Three Wise Men and Father Time residing in mulberry and elm trees along Fort Street. “People either know they’re there or they don’t,” says Draper resident Michelle Shaw about the five bearded men (also known as tree spirits or green men) which have been carved into trees adjacent to her…

Christmas Gifts

I grew up in a home where the presentation of a gift was as important as what the box held inside. At Christmas, my mom and her best friend, my godmother Annie, would lock themselves up in a bedroom with footlockers full of wrapping paper and ribbon, sharp scissors, red pens, and an ironing board to make sure that no…