Shades of White

We aren’t sure if we agree with the whole no white after Labor Day… After all, there’s winter white right? Just in case, we have decided to give you a little white love before the big day!

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Summer White: beach or bike

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Some fresh and inspiring details by Della + Zella Interiors!

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Whether it is designed by Souchi or styled by Souchi, we love it.

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In heaven with this glamourous all white  Wine Crush event for Aspen Art Museum! Put together by the fabulous Angels at EKS Events

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Yes, please! We would happily have our coffee any day of the week in this serene outdoor room. Listing by Brian Hazen

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What better way to accessorize than with these white bracelets and a Chanel Quilted handbag? Find the items at our local stores Meridian Jewelers and The Little Bird Aspen

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Mountain whites

Photo credits: images pulled from business websites, Pinterest, and taken by Scout Aspen photographer.

Enjoy and tell them Scout sent you!

EditorSignatures_Brooke

 

Aug
27
2014

AUGUST LOVES: seven things we love about August

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1. ICE CREAM: We love a good homemade ice cream on a hot day! yummy recipe we found on Pinterest from Country Living

2. YARD GAMES: From Pineapple bowling to bocce ball, we love a good yard game!

3. POOLS: Take advantage of this beautiful weather and lay by the pool! Pool pictured was at the Viceroy Snowmass for EKS photoshoot!

4. TENNIS: Try out Aspen Club & Spa’s tennis court and take advantage of their “pre-development rate” on membership!

5. RAFTING: Haven’t been out on the water yet? Call Elk MTN Expeditions to book an appointment, too much fun!!

6. BACK TO SCHOOL: SHOP LOCAL!

7. GRILLED CORN: Grab some Olathe Sweet corn from Colorado while it is in season!

Photo Credits: Pinterest, Brooke Casillas Photography, and Elk Mountain Expeditions website

Tell them Scout sent you!

EditorSignatures_Brooke

Aug
13
2014

Cocktails & Handbags, Oh My!

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Come have a glass of wine and get a private viewing of these amazing handbags! Can’t make the the cocktail reception? Come the next day for the trunk show!

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Above: Sneak peek at Paige’s newest collection

Paige Gamble handbags are one of a kind and limited edition clutches, purses, belts and hairpieces hand-made in New York City. The designs marry exotic leathers such as alligator, crocodile, stingray, python, and lizard with semi-precious gemstones and minerals from around the world. Each handbag is hand cut and bench-made in house by craftsmen specializing in couture level detailing.

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Never been to The Little Bird? Tucked off Cooper Street, The Little Bird has everything from unique handmade items, such as Paige Gamble’s handbags, to Chanel and Hermes. If you are looking for something gorgeous to add to your closet, The Little Bird is the place to go!

We can’t wait to see you at the cocktail reception!

EditorSignatures_Brooke

 

 

Jul
30
2014

BIJA LIFE RETREAT

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell  bijalifeyoga

Above: Jayne Gottlieb and students practicing yoga on Sunday morning

We just spent a day with two very special people in Aspen. Jayne Gottlieb and Lisa Cohen are the “Bija Girls” who lead our retreat on Sunday. Joseph Campbell’s quote help set the theme of the day; transition. Transitioning into different yoga poses, moving forward into healthier eating habits, and setting personal life goals. It started out with an uplifting and spiritual Bhakti Flow class at Jayne’s le cercle yoga studio.

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Following yoga, we had a short walk to Lisa’s house for a healthy snack and green smoothie. Lisa Cohen is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist and really impressed us! She started us off with cherries and whole wheat toast with almond butter and sliced strawberries-a much better alternative than strawberry jam!     bijalifesmoothie_0116

This was our favorite part of the snack, a green smoothie! It is such a refreshing and clean way to start your morning. Lisa recommends 16 ounces in the morning and she shared her recipe with us:

1 cup almond milk

2 handfuls of spinach or combo with kale

a few basil leaves

2 stalks of celery

a few parsley leaves

half a cucumber, peeled

1 handful of ice

1 red apple

1 banana

some optional but important add ons:

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon of essential fatty acid supplement

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, then add the apple and banana. Blend again and voila! Your green smoothie is ready to drink!

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From top left: Robbie Mascotte, Anna Bugge, Marcella Mascotte, Emily Petrilla and Kathryn Adickes with our Bija Girls Lisa Cohen and Jayne Gottlieb. From right: Lisa Cohen hiking up Basalt mountain

Lisa and Jayne led us on a beautiful hike up Basalt mountain. Look at Mt. Sopris in the background, it was so inspiring!

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Above: Chef Krisi and the beautiful lunch she made for us

After our hike, we went back to Lisa’s where Chef Krisi had prepared lunch for us. She outdid herself with this light and refreshing summer Vietnamese Salad. Most of us couldn’t help but go back for seconds! We begged for Krisi’s cookie recipe, they were a perfect something sweet after lunch to get us ready for weight training.

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During our weight training session, Lisa gave us some excellent tools to take home. Whether you’re traveling or in the gym after 30 minutes of cardio, it is a great way to tone and tighten!

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Jayne ended our day with a short mediation and closing thoughts. We had a few minutes to reflect on our day and all came up with one word to describe how we felt at that moment. Rejuvenated, peaceful, happy, excited! We highly recommend that everyone go to Bija Life, it was an experience that will keep you motivated and moving forward in the journey of life. Lisa and Jayne, thank you for everything, we had an amazing time and can’t wait to do it again!

Tell them Scout sent you!

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Jul
16
2014

7 Things We love about JULY!

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1.BBQ: This is the best time of year to be outside and grill with friends and family! If you want to plan a big get together and need some help putting together a fabulous soirée, call one of our amazing event planners EKS Events or Bluebird Productions! Don’t like to man the grill? Call Caribou Catering or Catering at The Little Nell to whip up some yummy food!

2.PATRIOTISM: Celebrating all things American. Shop Local. Love Local.

3.BLUEGRASS: Enjoy Bluegrass on Sundays at the top of Ajax Mountain. Visit Aspen Chamber to see schedule.

4.HIKING: Go for beautiful hikes around the valley and enjoy the amazing surroundings.

5. FLY FISHING: Call up our favorite outfitters at The Little Nell Adventures and schedule a fly fishing trip.

6.ROSE: What better way to spend your afternoon. Go to Aspen Meadows Resort, Hotel Jerome, or The Little Nell Aspen and sit on their patio to enjoy a nice glass! If you feel like staying home, stop in to Catherine’s Store and grab a bottle from their AMAZING selection!

7.PICNICS: We love nothing more than to hike up to the Maroon Bells and set out a picnic or pack up a lunch and go fishing for the day! Grab some goods from one of our local stores and a bottle of wine and relax outside.

Tell them Scout sent you!

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Jul
12
2014

SCOUT IS OUT, volume 3 is here!

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Above: Editor Brooke Casillas in front of Baldwin Gallery

SCOUT IS OUT!

What a succesful launch to volume 3 of The Scout Guide Aspen! Bluebird Productions and Caribou Club Catering pulled all the stops to make this a beautiful evening.

The Scout Guide is a growing network of 50 + cities and growing everyday (Aspen was one of the first 4 locations). We wanted to highlight this unique network by showing off some of the fabulous cities in the Scout family through our food and beverages.

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Catering by Caribou Club Catering

Flavors of the night…

Palm Beach, FL: Gazpacho Shooters with a green chili tostado

San Francisco & Marin County, CA: Causaki Style California Roll

Aspen, CO: Caviar & creme fraiche on blini

South Shore, MA: Oysters Poblano

Austin, TX: Texas smoked brisket soft taco

Drinks

What’s a party without signature cocktails??

Atlanta, GA: Georgia Peach Bellini

Washinton, DC: Dirty Martini

New Orleans, LA: Hurricane

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It’s all about the Details!

Each table was topped with an absolutely gorgeous arrangement by Mountain Flowers of Aspen! Tasty Roaring Fork Beer was served in Mason Jars for a rustic Colorado feel.

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Top Left to right: Marcella Mascotte Abramowicz (year one and two editor for Scout) with Estela Cockrell, Anita Lupow & Rachel Hansen, Holly Upper from JazzAspenSnowmass & Brooke Casillas, Ashley Chod, Sarah Gercke from Gray Aspen and Kate from Kate Baby, Rachel Manning and Samantha Jacobs, Mark Welgos from Ride Aspen and Suzi Johnson from Souchi, Michael Reveal & Daryl Cramer from Genshaft Cramer.

Thank you everyone for coming out to help celebrate!

Tell them Scout sent you

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Jul
3
2014