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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Rick French | rfrench@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Caitlin Causey | caitlin.causey@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Cheers to the Year THE SEASON OF REFLECTION IS UPON US. While glittering lights, gift-giving,

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and parties galore can entertain us this month, I think of December as a time for some good old-fashioned rumination, too. Despite its glitz, this month begs asking that pesky perennial question: What have you done this year? Meaning, what have you accomplished (or not)? What have you given, how much have you loved, who have you helped? Not to send anyone into a tailspin of existential dread! But seriously, I think it’s healthy to set aside a little time at the end of each year to reflect honestly on what we’ve done, and how we can improve. When I look back on the stories Roaring Fork Lifestyle has featured in 2018, I feel immensely proud to live in a place where the people are truly engaged with life and with each other. We live surrounded by neighbors who give, love, and help—and yet still find time to dream, adventure, create, inspire, and celebrate. If this monthly community magazine can bring the stories of even the tiniest percentage of our amazing local residents to the forefront, we hope to have fulfilled a purpose here. With this in mind, what stories need spotlighting in the coming year? If you or someone in your circle has an amazing story that needs telling, we want to hear about it. Email me directly at Caitlin.Causey@LifestylePubs.com and let’s chat. Until the last speck of glitter has fallen on New Year’s Eve, may you reflect on 2018 with satisfaction and look toward 2019 with hope. Happy holidays, all!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2018

FEATURES 14 Room at the Inn A Holiday Staycation in Carbondale

22 Simple Joys Glenwood Baker Sarah Niebler's Family Christmas Cookie Recipes

28 The Nice List Holiday Gift Ideas for All from Hookers, Downtown Glenwood's Newest Shop

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42 Thank You Publisher Rick French Thanks the Community for a Great Year

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

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Travel Destination

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Financial Buzz

34 Back Stage 36 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Parting Thoughts


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design brings to mind the era in which the historic property was built (1903), yet it still feels right at home in the 21st century. Since the restaurant opens its doors at 5 p.m., guests can use key-code access until 4 p.m. to also Y

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If you’d rather venture outside to explore the town,

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the trails, or the nearby ski slopes, then all it takes is

But, did you also know that the owners

reaching out to hotel and event manager, Jes Tilton.

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In fact, once a booking is made, Tilton will get in

Wise) also extend their hospitality by

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if requested. According to Tilton, “It’s all about build-

after the landmarks visible from the

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windows, each room, across a narrow

together the entire endeavor at The Way Home.

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Denver, you’ll only find clean lines, simple well-built

Fork Valley locals alike to Carbondale. So, after a

furniture, and uncomplicated decor.

birthday dinner, an anniversary toast, or for just a

Although the layout of the rooms varies a bit,

well-earned weekend away, you can round off the

they’re outfitted similarly with king-sized beds,

evening by heading up one flight of stairs to sweet

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straightforward desks, spacious bathrooms, and plenty of dresser and closet areas. All this is within

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(CON TI N U ED)

A DECEMBER STAYCATION IN CARBONDALE: + Take off work around noon on a Friday. + Arrive at The Way Home  with your spouse/ friend/family member, and settle in upstairs before using the  front dining room to enjoy the snacks you packed for the trip.

+ Read through a list of area hikes that Jes Tilton sent you; choose Mushroom Rock for the stunning view of Carbondale.

+ Come back, shower, and head downstairs for a delicious, locally-sourced dinner.

+ Take a walk, just a couple blocks off Main Street, to Thunder River Theatre to see “Kimberly Akimbo,” a hilarious dark comedy running through December 15.

+ Head “home” and stop in the restaurant (open ‘til 10 p.m.) to discuss the play over dessert prepared by chef Flip Wise.

+ Saturday: sleep in, and then stroll to The Launchpad, the heartbeat of Carbondale’s arts community, and shop their holiday showcase of handmade gifts by area artists and craftsmen called  “Deck the Walls”  (see calendar on page 36 for details).

+ Head back to The Way Home for a nap, curl up on the king-sized bed, sleep, repeat!

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SIMPLE JOYS “I’VE BEEN BAKING WITH MY MOM, JAN, SINCE I WAS TWO YEARS OLD,” SARAH NIEBLER RECALLS. “She says I would whine until she let me help her bake, and only then I was happy.” Fittingly, the toddler who cried in her mother’s kitchen years ago would eventually grow up to open her own bakery. Niebler can now make all the cakes, pies, breads, candies, and cookies she wants, and her customers are quite happy about it. As the owner of Sunshine & Moons in Glenwood Springs, Niebler has carved a niche for herself in the valley’s sweets scene by offering goods made with natural, organic, and specialty ingredients. During the Christmas season, like many a talented and ambitious baker around the globe, she pulls out all the stops. Sunshine & Moons offers a special holiday menu of items that would make even Scrooge and the Grinch

Sarah Niebler (left) bakes holiday cookies with her mom, Jan, at Sunshine & Moons.

warm to the joys of the season. “This year we’ll have homemade confections like toffee and peppermint bark, all sorts of Christmas cookies, traditional made-to-order pies that can be ready in three hours, plus some different items like gingerbread bundt cake and holiday pumpkin bread,” Niebler says. Although her bakery produces a spectacle of treats for every taste each Christmas, when Niebler returns to her own home it’s the simple family cookie recipes that she holds closest to her heart. “I grew up doing lots of cookie projects with my mom,” she remembers. “Those are such wonderful memories for me.” Here Niebler shares three favorites from her family’s recipe box, which are all easy to make with children (ahem, overeager two-year-olds!) and require no professional experience—only a little love, butter, sugar, and flour. 20

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GLENWOOD BAKER SARAH NIEBLER SHARES CHRISTMAS COOKIE IDEAS STRAIGHT FROM HER FAMILY’S OWN RECIPE BOX


INGREDIENTS ++ 1 ½ cups powdered sugar ++ 1 cup butter ++ 1 egg ++ 1/2 teaspoon almond extract ++ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract ++ 2 1/2 cups flour ++ 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ++ 1 teaspoon baking soda DIRECTIONS Combine the powdered sugar and butter in a mixer; then, mix in the egg and almond/vanilla extracts. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining three ingredients. Gradually add this flour mixture to the butter mixture. Chill dough for one hour in refrigerator. Roll into small balls about the size of a nickel, and place on a cookie sheet. Press a pecan half or favorite nutmeat on top of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. CONTINUED >

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SIMPLE JOYS

(CON TI N U ED)

GRANDMA’S COOKIES: INGREDIENTS ++ 1 cup butter (Grandma used lard and said ‘do not substitute,’ but we use butter at Sunshine & Moons) ++ 1 cup sugar ++ 2 eggs ++ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Grandma used anise extract; we use vanilla instead) ++ 2 teaspoons cream of tartar ++ 1 teaspoon baking soda ++ 3 cups flour ++ Pinch of salt JACKIE’S SUGAR COOKIE FROSTING: INGREDIENTS ++ ⅓ cup butter ++ 2 cups powdered sugar ++ 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract ++ 2-4 tablespoons hot water DIRECTIONS Beat the butter and cream with the sugar in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, and continue to beat. Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and slowly add to the butter mixture. Chill dough one hour or overnight. Roll dough 1/8 to 3/16 inch thick. Cut with favorite cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for eight to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make frosting: heat butter on low in a saucepan until melted. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in one tablespoon of hot water at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add food coloring if wanted. When cookies have cooled, frost and decorate with colored sugars, sprinkles, nonpareil, jimmies, etc.

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INGREDIENTS ++ 1 3/4 cups flour ++ 1 teaspoon baking soda ++ 1/2 teaspoon salt ++ 1/2 cup brown sugar ++ 1/2 cup sugar ++ 1/2 cup shortening ++ 1/2 cup peanut butter ++ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ++ 1 egg ++ 2 teaspoons milk ++ 48 milk chocolate candy Kisses (The shop instead makes an organic chocolate ganache, pictured) DIRECTIONS Combine

all

ingredients

except

candy in large mixer bowl. Mix on lowest speed of mixer until dough forms. Shape dough into balls, using a rounded teaspoonful for each ball. Roll balls in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Top each cookie immediately with candy Kiss. Press candy firmly so cookie cracks around the edges.

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THE NICE LIST

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FROM HOOKERS, DOWNTOWN GLENWOOD'S NEWEST SHOP ARTICLE BRIDGET GREY

PHOTOGRAPHY ESTATEPHOTOVIDEO.COM - MICHAEL HEFFERON

YOU WON’T FIND ANOTHER FLY SHOP QUITE LIKE HOOKERS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY. Glenwood’s newest retail addition, located just below the bridge on the west side of Grand Avenue, is a dream years in the making for its owners, the Davis family. And what a dream it is: The meticulously renovated shop brims with gorgeous old-fashioned charm, top-notch fishing gear, and unique mountain lifestyle goods that beckon visitors even if they’ve never wet a hook in their lives. This month Roaring Fork Lifestyle invited the Davises (owner Steve and his wife Marilyn, their son Ryan, and daughter-in-law Tara) to share some of their favorite ideas for the holiday gift-giving season. The ultimate present would, of course, be one of the shop’s guided fishing trips—but the family also has ideas for memorable smaller gifts as well. 28

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Great Finds...

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Gearheads, rejoice: At Hookers, Steve and Ryan have chosen the highest quality men’s clothing and fly fishing paraphernalia available anywhere. “We are proud to carry Orvis, synonymous with fly fishing since 1856,” Steve says. “We also carry Filson products, another old and trusted brand.” As a local outfitter on both the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers, Ryan certainly knows his products well. “Ryan is one of only three outfitters with a permit for Glenwood Canyon through the Forest Service,” Steve notes. “Hookers has its lifestyle side, and its technical side—that’s what sets us apart. Ryan shows his expertise through the fishing items he buys for the shop.”

1. Orvis Ultralight Wading Jacket $249 2. Filson Rugged Twill Duffle $350 3. Filson Tin Cloth Fishing Pack $295 4. Howler Brothers Flannel Snapshirt $89 5. Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece $99 CONTINUED >

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THE NICE LIST

(CON TI N U ED)

The shop stocks a stylish selection of women’s mountain lifestyle clothing and accessories selected

Something Special...

by Marilyn. Items like best-of-the-best Costa sunglasses are offered alongside beautiful sweaters and

for Her

jackets from such brands as Orvis, Patagonia, and Tonia Debellis. Chill Angel, a sleepwear company based in Steamboat Springs, is also a favorite line. Hookers further distinguishes itself as a unique player in the valley’s retail community by offering hot yoga and other fitness classes starting in January 2019. Some of these will be led by Tara, who also curates the shop’s selection of yoga clothing by Alo. “This brand is very well-made, and it’s got a little urban pizzazz, which I think we need more of in the mountains,” Tara says.

1. Tonia Debellis Remy Jacket $178 2. Chill Angel Merino Jammie Top $129 3. Alo Yoga Legging $92 4. Orvis Tech Chambray Shirt $89 5. Costa Anaa Sunglasses $159

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Stocking Stuffers...

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for All

As the former owners of Summit Canyon Mountaineering in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Davis family understands the value of offering a wide variety of mountain goods that are both

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functional and just plain fun. “We know that not everyone who comes here likes to fish of course,” Steve says. “So we also cater to people who want a unique souvenir or a gift that can’t be found anywhere else in town.” The shop’s colorful socks have been a hit since Hookers opened in October, right along with branded accessories and products from world-renowned artist and fisherman Derek DeYoung.

5. 6.

1. Rep Your Water Trout Skin Hat $25 2. Wingo Fish Skin Socks $15 3. Orvis Hydros SL Reel $198 4. Hookers Fly Case $14.50 5. Filson Leather Hip Flask $85 6. DeYoung Pint Glass $20 December 2018 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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BACK STAGE

S ongs o f Sparkle SINGER JEANNIE WALLA PRESENTS AN EVENING OF JAZZY CHRISTMAS TUNES IN WILLITS ARTICLE CAITLIN CAUSEY PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN WALLA

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JEANNIE WALLA IS ONE OF THE VAL-

been able to live here and find so many

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opportunities to do what I love.”

LUMINARIES. A local resident since

This month, locals have the chance to

1974, when she moved to Aspen seeking

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a job with the now-shuttered Crystal

night-only performance of holiday classics

Palace dinner theater, Walla is a musical

and fun surprises, she gathers her band of

chameleon and actress who has graced

talented regional musicians for an evening of

stages across the region. Perhaps you’ve

Christmas jazz at The Temporary in Willits.

seen her headlining a play, crooning big

Whether you’re new to Walla’s voice or have

band tunes with Symphony in the Valley,

been a fan for decades, this special event

singing to the back row in a beloved

showcases the sparkle she brings to the

Broadway musical, or performing sacred

cultural landscape of our valley.

music at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Or,

And if you can’t make it to the show?

maybe you tune in to her weekly jazz

Check out Walla’s playlist of 10 personal

program on Aspen Public Radio. If you’re

Christmas favorites below, perfect for lively

really lucky, perhaps you’ve even been the

holiday gatherings throughout December.

recipient of an original tune from her singing telegram business, Melody Messages.

The Temporary presents “A Jazzy Christ-

“It’s true what they say—that if you love

mas with Jeannie Walla and Friends,” De-

what you do, you’ll never work a day in

cember 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance,

your life,” she says. “I’m very lucky that I’ve

$20/day-of. TACAW.org

Jeannie's Jazzy CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

1. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

DIANA KRALL

2. “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” BRENDA LEE 3 .“ W hi t e Chr is t mas”

Nat King Cole

5. “Santa Baby”

Eartha Kitt

6. “CHRISTMAS BOSSA NOVA” 7. “Mary's Boy Child”

HARRY BELAFONTE Jan Garrett

4.“Chr is t mas S ong ”

BING CROSBY

8. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR'S EVE?” ELL A FIT ZGERALD

9. “The Christmas Waltz” Frank Sinatra

10. “Baby, It's Cold Outside”

DEAN MARTIN

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DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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7

7&8

DECK THE WALLS HOLIDAY MARKET

JOYOUS SONGS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Basalt Regional Library

Come

transforms the R2 Gallery at The

Nothing compares to the exuberance

C.A.R.E.! Enjoy complimentary hors

Launchpad into a festive shop filled

of youth performing songs of joy that

d'oeuvres, photos with Santa, and

with artisanal goods by local and

accompany the spirit of December

waived adoption fees during this

regional artists! Handmade items

holidays. Join in this seasonal spirit

annual event. Bring donations to help

include candles, scarves, hats, jewelry,

with your hearts and voices at 5:30

fill the homeless animals' stockings!

skateboard decks, calendars, felted

p.m. as the Roaring Fork Youth

4:30-6:30 p.m. on December 7 and

animals, ceramic mugs, soaps, mittens,

Orchestra performs traditional songs

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 8.

and more. See CarbondaleArts.com 

representing many cultures in a sing-

Visit

for shop hours and information.

along event. Cookies and punch will

for more information.

The Launchpad

For the holidays, Carbondale Arts

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DARING WOMEN AND BALANCE Rocky Mountain Alternative Health

celebrate

the

season

at

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9-12 MOUNTAIN MAMA ROASTERS GRAND OPENING

Ever wonder what Ayurveda med-

BASALT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

icine is all about? This seminar in

Lions Park

Celebrate the grand opening of

Glenwood Springs dives straight into

Bring the family for downtown

downtown

this unique approach to balancing the

Basalt's most festive holiday event!

coffee shop! Enjoy free drip coffee

mind-body connection. Practitioner

Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, car-

and $1 drink specials during these

Susan Horning will guide partici-

olers, the Basalt High School spirit

four fun days only. Also try our

pants through ancient practices and

team, ornament making at the Art

breakfast, lunch, and fresh baked

healing processes. Learn recipes and

Base, and a visit from Santa and Mrs.

goods. Open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

pick-me-up tips that fit easily into

Claus. Chili, cookies, hot chocolate,

weekends, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

all dosha (energy) types. 6-8 p.m.

and cider donated by the Basalt

weekdays. Come share a cup. 

Purchase tickets ($10-$15) by search-

Lions Club. 4-6 p.m.

MountainMamaRoasters.com

ing the event at EventBrite.com.

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15 SAWLIDAY CELEBRATION

DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

Studio for Arts and Works (S.A.W.)

From 2-7 p.m., the creative stu-

dios of SAW in Carbondale will open to the public for a holiday art sale! Handmade jewelry, weav-

ings, photography, pottery, prints, sculpture, paintings, living plants, floral

arrangements,

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Same great staff and our Locals Wellness Package

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16 JINGLE BELL RUN Downtown Carbondale

Independence Run & Hike sponsors this annual celebration race, which winds through downtown Carbondale and up White Hill before finishing back at the store in La Fontana Plaza. 11 a.m. to

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Join us for our annual gingerbread house competition from 3-4 p.m. Enter alone or with friends to make a creative and festive gingerbread house!  For kids and teens fifth grade and up. BasaltLibrary.org

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21 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS DIVA CABARET Thunder River Theatre

DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

Thunder River Theatre Company in downtown Carbondale presents

"Home for the Holidays," a heart-

warming, family-friendly wintertime cabaret featuring Aspen Valley’s

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New Year’s Eve in Snowmass is a festival of light. At 6 p.m., experience the spectacle of a traditional torchlight parade: Skiers and snowboarders ages eight and up are invited to join in the fun. Later in the evening, at 10 p.m., take in the sight of fireworks illuminating the sky and slopes. GoSnowmass.com


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PARTING THOUGHTS

Thank You

Rick and Linda French outside their Glenwood Springs home. Photography: EstatePhotoVideo.com - Michael Hefferon

2018 WAS AN EXCITING YEAR.

Suzanne W. Kirch, Nicolette Toussaint, and Geneviève

Roaring Fork Lifestyle went through dramatic changes

Joëlle Villamizar. I have never met a team so committed

that allowed us to offer a new perspective on the inter-

to writing meaningful articles that both delight and inform.

esting people, businesses, and organizations that make

This year we also added the skills of a fantastic local

this valley the special place it is. I thank everyone for the

photography studio, Estate Photo Video. Owner Michael

love and support we have received. To our community,

Hefferon and his team contributed photography for multiple

we must ask: What can we do to help you in the coming

features each month and have also taken assignments for our

year? Our goal is to sing the praises of our valley while

marketing partners. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, Estate

also serving its needs through storytelling and promotion.

Photo Video helps us bring even more life to our magazine.

I want to give a big callout to our professional contrib-

2018 was amazing. 2019 will offer challenges, which

utors who are always finding new ways to make Roaring

we enthusiastically embrace. After all, what is success

Fork Lifestyle special for our readers. A powerful engine

without a few challenges?

is only as good as its parts. First, a huge thank you to my editor Caitlin Causey, a gifted wordsmith who gives life, organization, and soul to the editorial side of the magazine. Those of you who have had the opportunity to work with her know she is tireless and gives her heart to create the best work possible. Next, a huge thank you to all of our contributors but especially our core freelance writers: 42

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