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Food and Wine Classic in Aspen

[Wednesday April 19th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

 
 

Jump start your summer with the crème-de-la-crème of culinary festivals, the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. Each year visitors flock to Aspen to take part in this three-day extravaganza. Famous winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary luminaries will all be present and showcasing their favorite items.

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Aspen New Years Eve

[Thursday December 20th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Aspen has always been considered a winter hot spot for the rich and the famous and as such, Aspen New Year’s Eve marks the pinnacle of the winter seasons’ celebrations. A New Year’s Eve destination filled with magic, snow, fur, champagne, fireworks and luxury, Aspen is known for turning out a truly unforgettable New Year’s Eve no matter what your celebration style prefers. New Year’s Eve in Aspen wouldn’t be complete without the fashion adorned socialites, celebrities, street parties, and copious amounts of champagne. Whether you’re actively participating or merely observing, Aspen does not disappoint as a place to ring in the New Year. 

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Clicquot in the Snow

[Thursday March 1st]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

This past weekend, Veuve Clicquot hosted a pop-up champagne event at The Little Nell. Guests were given clues to find the mobile champagne bar, "The Oasis," where they found free champagne and gorgeous views from Aspen Mountain once they arrived. The event was held 11,000 feet above sea level and featured free champagne flutes, Veuve Clicquot branded lounges, umbrellas, and other decor.

The 2012 Veuve Clicquot in the Snow event at The Little Nell.

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New Nina McLemore Boutique in Aspen

[Monday June 13th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

An exciting new boutique is opening in downtown Aspen this week. On Wednesday, June 15th, the designer Nina McLemore is launching a pop-up store at 611 Cooper Avenue.  The company is already receiving tons of positive response before the doors have even opened.  This is her 7th store – and joins New York, San Francisco, Nantucket, and others.   The company also works with clients in private trunk shows and sells to some better specialty stores. 

A new Nina McLemore boutique will open in Aspen on June 15, 2011.

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Fourth of July in Aspen

[Monday June 6th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

The constant festivals and cultural events make Aspen the place to be during summer months, and Fourth of July is no different. The holiday weekend is packed with parties, picnics, fairs, and performances!

Aspen hosts a Fireworks Extravaganza each Fourth of July.

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Aspen Guide: Aspen Restaurants, Aspen Shopping, Aspen Things To Do

[Friday February 4th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

These posts about Aspen will help you find the best Aspen restaurants, fun things to do, where to shop in Aspen, where the best Aspen apres ski is, and where you can find the best Aspen skiing, while staying at the Ritz Carlton Club Aspen.

There are a variety of things to do in Aspen.

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Maroon Bells: Colorado's Most Photographed Mountains

[Thursday December 23rd]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

The twin peaks of the Maroon Bells are claimed to be the most photographed mountains in Colorado. The South Maroon Peak and the North Maroon Peak are separated by a third of a mile and are located in the Elk Mountains. The Maroon Bells are about 12 miles southwest of Aspen, bordering Pitkin County and Gunnison County.

  The Maroon Bells are Colorado's most photographed mountains.

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Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands Vacation Rentals

[Monday December 13th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

The Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands is a Ritz Carlton Residence Club at the most popular ski destination in North America. This exclusive Club is conveniently located at the base of Aspen Highlands Mountain, providing the most seamless ski-in/ski-out experience possible.

 The Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands Residence Club is an exlusive ski vacation rentals destination.

 

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Aspen Spas

[Monday November 29th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

It's only proper to pamper yourself when you're luxuriously vacationing in a place like Aspen. Here's some information about the local spas. You can go with your girlfriends, mother, daughter, significant other, or by yourself for a truly relaxing experience....

 The best spas to enjoy while taking a Colorado ski or summer vacation at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen Highlands, Colorado.

  

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Things To Do In Aspen: Aspen Activities and Attractions

[Monday November 29th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

If you're staying at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club Aspen Highlands, then you already know about the amazing ski-in/ski-out fun to be had at Aspen Highlands Mountain, or the trendy apres ski scene at the Ritz's Willow Creek Bistro.

 Stillwater Ranch offers Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Rides.  

 

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Aspen Restaurants: Italian Cuisine and Aspen Pizzerias

[Wednesday November 24th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

 Aspen has a variety of Italian restaurants to choose from, from fine dining to pizzerias.

Mezzaluna is an Italian restaurant in Aspen, Colorado.
Photo Credit: Mezzaluna Aspen


 
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Aspen Restaurants: Mexican Cuisine

[Monday November 22nd]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

 Can Aspen have good Mexican food? Aspen locals and tourists have agreed that these Mexican restaurants are pretty delicious.

La Cantina is a Mexican restaurant in Aspen, Colorado.

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Aspen Restaurants: Casual Dining - American Cuisine

[Friday November 19th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Sometimes you just want a big, hearty meal right off the slopes. These Aspen restaurants will satiate your appetite and replenish your energy so you can make the most out of your ski vacation!

  Jimmy's Bar and Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado.

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Aspen Bars and Restaurants with the Best Apres Ski

[Friday November 19th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Aspen is full of places to go grab some food and cocktails after skiing! Here are some of most popular Aspen bars and restaurants with the best apres ski.

  Willow Creek Bistro at the Ritz Carlton in Aspen Highlands, Colorado.


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Aspen Restaurants That Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

[Friday November 12th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

If you don't feel like cooking a huge Thanksgiving dinner this year, don't worry - there are  plenty of restaurants in Aspen that serve traditional Thankgsiving meals.

 Thanksgiving dinner in Aspen.

 

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New Aspen Restaurants

[Thursday November 11th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Aspen brewery Company is expanding its Aspen Brewery Tap Room. The new Tap Room will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Social Restaurant on Hopkins Ave. Since there is no kitchen in the new place, it will be a Bring Your Own Lunch situation. Opens by Thanksgiving 2010.

 Hyman Ave, Aspen, is filled with many Aspen restaurants.


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Aspen's Famous Red Onion to Reopen

[Wednesday May 26th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

The Red Onion is Aspen's oldest watering hole. During the silver boom of the late 1800s, the Red Onion was a casino and saloon and known as "New Brick." It was remodeled in 1947 and given the name the Red Onion. This famous landmark became one of Aspen's first apres ski and late night entertainment venues - Billie Holiday even performed there once.

 Aspen's famous Red Onion will reopen June 1, 2010.

 

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Aspen Restaurants: Fine Dining in Aspen

[Thursday May 13th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Brexie Brasserie is a traditional French Brasserie that serves simple, hearty French food. Brexi is owned and operated by Craig and Samantha Cordts-Pearch, the owners of LuLu Wilson and The Wild Fig. Brexi has a great selection of rare beers, a lively atmosphere with an active bar scene, and a great view. Recommended dishes are the steak au poivre and boeuf bourgignon.

  Brexi Brasserie is a French Brasserie in Aspen.

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Snowmass Balloon Festival

[Monday April 12th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

This year's Snowmass Balloon Festival takes place the third weekend of September, from the 17th to the 19th, inSnowmass Village Town Park. This tradition begain in 1975, and is a famous fall event, known for how beautiful the colorful hot air balloons look against the changing fall foliage.

 The Snowmass Balloon Festival is a hot air balloon festival near Aspen, Colorado.
Photo by Thiago Tavares

 

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Aspen Music Festival 2010

[Wednesday April 7th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

This year marks the 61st season of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Each year, 600 students and 200 artist-faculty come from around the world to play together with Director David Zinman. The Aspen Music Festival consists of 8 weeks, from July 1st to August 22nd, and over 300 performances/events. There will be orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, contemporary music, master classes, lectures, and kids' programs.

 The Benedict Music Tent is where the Aspen Music Festival plays during the summer in Aspen, directed by David Zinman.

 

 
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Aspen Golf Pass Sale

[Monday March 29th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

If you're staying at the Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands and love to play golf, don't forget to buy yourAspen Golf Club passes before April 1st to receive your discount!

 Guests of the Riz Carlton Aspen Highlands Residence Club are granted golf privileges at the Aspen Golf Club


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Aspen Fashion Week Runway Roundup

[Wednesday March 24th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Last week, ski fashion designers showed off their new collections at Aspen Fashion Week 2010 and demonstrated how function can meet fashion. Designers were all about high tech, waterproof fabrics that are chic, breathable and don't wrinkle in your suitcase.The week included apres ski fashion shows, screenings at Wheeler Opera House, and fabulous parties. The fashion shows were open to the public, and VIP seating was available for $100. Congrats to all the lucky fashion mavens who got the best seats in the house for this amazing event!

 Aspen Fashion Week 2010 Runway

 

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Free Aspen Bus Renewed

[Friday March 19th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

The Elected Officials Transportation Committee (EOTC), comprised of Pitkin County Commissioners and the Aspen City Council, is in charge of the free Aspen bus that runs from Aspen to Snowmass Village and Brush Creek to Woody Creek. They meet on a rotating basis at one of the jurisdictions over which they preside. The free bus costs $600,000 a year to run, funded by a 5% sales tax. This year, the fund was $30,000 short. The bus was declared no fare in 2008, and the EOTC has been funding it every season since. It was supposed to stop running April 11th, until they decided to vote about it.

 Use the free Aspen shuttle when vacationing at the Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands Residence Club.

 

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Dessert Time in Aspen!

[Thursday March 18th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Thanks to Eat Magazine for doing a piece on the best desserts in Aspen - and to the Aspen Times for bringing it to my attention! Here's the inside scoop on the yummiest treats in town...

 The best desserts to eat when vacationing at the Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands Residence Club.

 

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Best Ski Spots in Aspen/Snowmass: Aspen Mountain

[Friday February 26th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

 The best ski spots, terrain and trails on Aspen Mountain,  to go to on  your Colorado ski vacation at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in  Aspen Highlands, Colorado.

Aspen is known around the world for its amazing terrain and luxurious resorts. Once an abandoned mining town, it was resusitated in 1937 when the first small ski area and winter sports center opened in Aspen Mountain, the flagship mountain of Aspen/Snowmass. Now there are deluxe ski areas throughout the four moutains of Aspen Snowmass, which are Aspen Moutain, the Aspen Highlands (home to the Ritz Carlton Aspen), Buttermilk Mountain, andSnowmass.

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Best Ski Spots in Aspen/Snowmass: Aspen Highlands

[Friday February 26th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

The Aspen Highlands, the locals' favorite ski spot, is 1,028 acres, has a 3,635 foot drop,119 trails and the longest run is 3.5 miles. Aspen Highlands (home of the Ritz Carlton Aspen) are most famous for the Highland Bowl, a favorite of the expert skier. Most of this terrain is only accessible by foot or snowcat. The best snow is usually found in the G-Zones and B-Zones are the steepest.

 The best ski spots, terrain and trails on Aspen Mountain to go to on  your Colorado ski vacation at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen Highlands, Colorado.


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Best Ski Spots in Aspen/Snowmass: Buttermilk Mountain

[Friday February 26th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

  Buttermilk Mountain, home to the ESPN Winter X Games, is actually one of the best learning mountains in the country. It's perfectly groomed, gentle slopes and excellent ski and snowboard school make it perfect for families and beginners. However, Buttermilk Mountain does have something for the experts. The legendary Crazy Train Terrain Park, tellingly named after an Ozzy Osbourne song, boasts a 22-foot superpipe. If you're not at that level quite yet, head over to the Panda Pipe, or the ski/snowboard school's park, S3 Park.

The best ski spots, terrain and trails on Buttermilk Mountain, home to the ESPN Winter X Games, to go to on  your Colorado ski vacation at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen Highlands, Colorado.


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Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic

[Tuesday February 23rd]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

It's almost time for the 28th annual FOOD & WINE Classic event in Aspen! This world premier culinary event boasts some of the most world renowned chefs' cooking demonstrations and tastings. If you're staying at the Ritz Carlton Aspen this June, you could see celebrity chefs, wine experts, and the Grand Tasting Pavilion (pictured below, right)as well as experience seminars about the latest gastronomy trends.

 Don't miss the Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic while staying at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen  Highlands, Colorado.

 

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Aspen Fashion Week 2010

[Saturday February 20th]Posted by:

 "Aspen, home to winter luxury, announces that the 2nd Annual Aspen Fashion Week will take place from March 14th to March 19th, after a teaser in 2009.

Aspen Fashion Week is a destination fashion event designed to showcase and market winter resort, ski and technical outerwear in the home and playground of the most stylish (mountain) winter town. With high-energy slopeside runway events, daily après ski fashion shows, in-store presentations, on-mountain events and late night fashionable soirées, 2010 will continue to be the hottest fashion, lifestyle and consumer event to hit the Rockies.

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Aspen Shopping Guide

[Thursday February 18th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

Here’s a list of fabulous shopping locales to frequent while you’re staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Aspen, organized by category:    

While staying at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen Highlands, Colorado on your Colorado ski or summer vacation, you will find some of the world's best shopping at stores like Christian Dior.  While staying at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen Highlands, Colorado on your Colorado ski or summer vacation, you will find some of the world's best shopping at stores like Prada.

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Aspen Fashion Week 2010

[Wednesday February 17th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

"Aspen, CO (January 14, 2010) – Aspen, home to winter luxury, announces that the 2nd Annual Aspen Fashion Week will take place from March 14th to March 19th, after a teaser in 2009.

Aspen Fashion Week, 2010, AFW, Ski fashion, fashionable ski gear

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Looking for Something To Do While Staying at the Ritz-Carlton Aspen?

[Thursday February 11th]Posted by: Luxury Travel Lady

One of the great things about Aspen is that there are a million things to do. Aspen is most famous for skiing, but there are tons of other outdoorsy things to do as well.

  Things to do when taking a Colorado summer vacation in Aspen at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Aspen Highlands, Colorado.

 

 

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