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January Loves: New Year, New you!



After all the holiday eating and drinking, take this time to replenish and the start the new year off right! Drink lemon water to start your morning, eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, and ditch the junk food! Get outside and enjoy your surroundings by partaking in all the amazing activities around. Even though it is winter, you can still go on some of your favorite hikes, go skiing, or even go on a snow bike and hit some of your favorite trails!



1. SNOW BIKING: Hit some of your favorite trails in the winter on these fat bikes! Call Ride Aspen to rent or buy your own bike #970-404-0190

2. WINTER PHOTOSHOOTS: Didn’t get that perfect shot for holiday cards? Have a fun winter wonderland shoot and send out a New Year card! Call Scout Guide photographer Brooke Casillas to schedule now! Need help creating a card? Call Fourteen Acres to create the perfect card!

3. REPURPOSING GARLAND: Have a Bay leaf garland that has been filling your kitchen with wonderful scents over the holidays? What better way to cook then using basil fresh from your garland! We also love having a good dinner party and throwing the garland down the center of the table for a lush and easy table decor.

4. X-GAMES: Check out the excitement of  extreme sports while X-Games is in town here in Aspen! January 22-25 2015 Aspen, Colorado

5. DETOXING: Cleanse your body after the holidays! Don’t want to go outside? Enjoy a full gym with a huge variety of classes at The Aspen Club and Spa or Yoga and fun unique classes at Aspen Shakti Shala! After getting in shape and working hard, relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment at The Aspen Club and Spa, Hotel Jerome Spa or a treatment at Salon Tullio.

6. LIP BALM: Keep hydrated and moisturized! Our Favorite lip balm, Lip Smart, can be found at The Hotel Jerome Spa in Aspen.

7. WHITE FLORALS: Fill your house with fresh white flowers and warm up your interior with white this winter! Call Mountain Flowers of Aspen for a beautiful arrangement like the one pictured! #970-920-6912

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The Holidays are here and we all fear those extra lbs you’ll gain going to holiday party’s, family dinners, and celebrating with specialty cocktails! Well, we have a solution for you… Stay fit at The Aspen Club & Spa. With a wide array of group fitness classes, private trainers, and an amazing cardio deck, you have no excuses!

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Join the movement and be part of  the premier healthy lifestyle company in the world. Join now to receive a pre-developement rate! Good things come to those who wait, but those who become members now will be grateful forever.

Whether it is to shape up, slow down, or let go, go spend the day at the Aspen Club!

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1.  MICHAEL FOX:  Join December 18th in the Aspen Club Café as he reviews the Redevelopment project at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. This discussion on the future Aspen Club is welcome to all members and staff.

2.  HOLIDAY 10 PACK: NOW available. Aspen Club Members can purchase the 10 PACK GUEST PASSES. All guest passes are transferable & expire one year from  purchase. Give your guests the gift of Health this holiday season!

3.  MOI CYCLE: Mind Over Intensity™ is coming to the Aspen Club this January. Check out the best spinning class Aspen has ever seen! The mind is the body’s best friend — mental determination is the factor that can bring physical endurance to new heights.

4.  INSANITY: Amp up your workout with The Insanity program emphasizes “max interval training”, a method of exercising during which one works out strenuously for 3–4 minutes and then rests or “cools down” for approximately 30 seconds before starting the process again. No equipment necessary for this INSANE workout.

5.  YOUNGER NEXT YEAR: Jump-start a healthier life at The Aspen Club’s upcoming YNY retreat. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-Tzu Let the Aspen Club be your first step.

6.  SpaAspenCome check out the fab new look in SpaAspen, and while you are there, grab the latest Clarisonic product the Smart profile. “Smarter. Easier. More Powerful.”

7.  AC CYCLE HAUS SESSION 2: This program starts December 29. The 8 week session takes you to the next level of athleticism, whether you are reaching for the podium or keep up with your kids skiing. Check in with Michelle in membership for rates Mborg@aspenclub.com

A personal referral is the greatest compliment you can pay The Aspen Club. Refer a friend to join theAspen Club and Spa and receive credit towards your own membership.


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Hotel Jerome’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

With the snow coming down, it is feeling like winter! It’s that time of year when we feel like bundling up, keeping warm by the fireplace, and baking  yummy treats for the holidays. Hotel Jerome’s pastry chef has wooed us with this gluten free pumpkin bread that may be the best we have ever had! If you can’t go cozy up by the fireplace in the Jerome living room, they have given us the recipe!



• 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin purée

• 4 eggs

• 1 cup vegetable oil

• 2/3 cup water

• 3 cups white sugar

• 3 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour

• 2 teaspoons baking soda

• 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Bake for about 50 minutes.

- Pastry Chef, Hotel Jerome

Don’t Forget Hotel Jerome is having a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 2-8pm. Learn more

Visit their website for more recipes, make a reservation to dine with them (highly suggested), or reserve a room!


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November Loves


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things!” ~Maya Angelou



1.SKIING: Opening day for ski season is November 27th and we can’t wait to hit the slopes! Visit Aspen Chamber to book your trip here!

2.PUMPKIN PIE: We love a good slice of pumpkin pie! Go to your local market and make this pie with friends and family.

3.BLANKETS: Peek in to Shakti Shala to find gorgeous & unique blankets, pillows, and more! While you’re there, work off that turkey feast by taking a yoga class!

4.CANDLES: Pick up one of these decorative candles at Blu Phoenix for yourself or use as a hostess gift to a holiday party!

5.GIVING THANKS: We personally want to thank all of the Scout Guide fans, clients, and loved ones out there! We appreciate your support and business!

6.THANKSGIVING DINNER: Don’t feel like messing with making a Thanksgiving dinner? Your in luck! Both The Hotel Jerome and Element 47 are having dinners for you! Look at their website to get more information.

7.FALL DECOR: Take in all the beautiful, rich colors of fall by decorating with pumpkins, gourds, or your favorite wreath!


The Perfect Way to Getaway

Julia Douglas from Jet Set World Travel tells us how to travel and live inspired…


Q: What inspired you to get in to the business of traveling?

A: As a dual citizen and the child of a Coca-Cola executive who grew up living between four countries and seven U.S. states, it was inevitable that I would continue to “move” in my adult life!  After two years of living and working abroad in London, I moved to Chicago and founded Jet Set World Travel in 2005 at the age of 24.  My passion ultimately became my profession!


Q: One of your tag lines is “live inspired. be inspired.” Why do you find it important to get out and travel? 

A: I have started to refer to Aspen as “my nest”.  Getting out and gaining perspective always helps us appreciate how good we have it here, and also temporarily satiates wanderlust.  When the wheels lift from the runway, I am always filled with a feeling of incredible opportunity.


Photo credit: (Myanmar) Pinterest,(South Africa)Courtney Sheeley,  (Italy) pinterest 

Q: During Off Season in Aspen, everyone heads out of town. What is your recommnedation for a getaway?

A: South Africa.  The bush, the wine, the people, the light.  It is a mesmerizing destination! I also love the wine regions of the world in October during the crush.  It is such a high energy period where one literally observes – and enjoys – the fruits of labor. For 2015: Myanmar, but you’ll have to plan well ahead as the destination is so hot it’s almost on fire!


Photo Credit: Yahoo Travel

Q: Where are you off to next??

A: In November, I head to The Brando in French Polynesia, which recently opened in July. This exclusive  private island, located 30 miles northeast of the island of Tahiti and accessible only by private charter, was purchased by “The Godfather” actor in 1966 after filming “Mutiny on the Bounty.”  


Q: What is your favorite travel piece?

A: I could not live without my White + Warren cashmere travel wrap.

Q: What do you think is the best way to explore a destination?

A: My morning run is the ultimate mode of transport as you can easily navigate one way streets, pedestrian zones, and more.  I also run with my iPhone for music, so have a camera on the ready to capture those magical moments!

Last piece of advice… “In the end we only regret chances we didnt take.”

To plan the perfect getaway contact Julia! Find more information on her website.

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