Gold is the new Black

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Photo Credit: As seen on Aspen Chamber Resort Association by Red Mountain Productions

It’s fall in Aspen and as always, it is absolutely gorgeous! The gold leaves make for a dreamy, almost surreal setting here. What better way to enjoy the colors then by going to the Maroon Bells?  It is truly magical this time of year! Local secret (I hope I don’t get in trouble)… go during the week to beat the crowds and drive up!

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Photo Credit:Brooke Casillas from The Scout Guide Aspen

With Gold and the Maroon Bells being the perfect combination, we suggest you take a peak at the Aspen Charity Bracelet. The Aspen Charity Bracelet is a simple but luxe collection symbolizing the designers love affair with Aspen. Crafted of diamonds, black diamonds, or sapphires in the minimalist form of the Maroon Bells.

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The pieces are perfect for all occasions… from the slopes to après and even paired with your finest evening outfit! We think this is the perfect sophisticated travel charm. The bracelets are available at Distractions in Aspen, Goldyn in Denver, or online through the site aspencharitybracelet.com

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Designer Jenny Lee Walsh; Photo from The Scout Guide Aspen

As a Colorado resident, Jenny wanted to donate a percentage of the proceeds to local non-profits. One of the non-profits being Aspen Valley Land and Trust, dedicated to preserving the pristine open lands of Western Colorado.

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Sep
29
2014

September Loves

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1.BOW SEASON: Eat Local, Live Local

2.HATS: We love everything Souchi, but these bobble hats make for the perfect touch of warmth in the fall.

3.BOOTS: Although in Aspen you can pull off boots most of the time, the fall is when you can throw on your favorite boots all day or go buy new for the cold season! Try The Little Bird Aspen for some beautiful boots.

4.FOOTBALLS: Time for football games, tailgating, and get togethers to watch the games! GO BRONCOS

5.FALL COLORS: Aspen is gorgeous this time of year! Watch green go to yellow, orange, and red during fall. Photo by TSG Aspen photographer

6. NY FASHION WEEK: Watch what fun fashions will follow us through the year during New York Fashion Week.

7.CAMPFIRES: We are getting cool nights and mornings with crisp air during the day. Go out and have a cozy campfire and make some s’mores to stay warm.

Photo credits: Find images on our local business websites, pinterest, and by our local photographer.

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Sep
10
2014

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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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Jul
16
2014