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Gena Hawkins

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At Your Service ‌ by Linda

Hayes

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Chefs

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Gena Hawkins

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Fashion Changes - Style Endures by

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Quintessential Essentials Body Dwell Eat Fun

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Community 66 Publisher Letter 15 Tips 62 Treats 74

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The Magic of Glass by Gena Hawkins

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Stephanie Trenchard – Dynamics – 15 x 25 x 4

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G

lass occurred in nature before man discovered how

to make it or shape it. Volcanoes and lightning strikes both were responsible for forming glass. Man found these hard composites and carved them into tools, money and items of adornment. The basic formula for glass was discovered; sand, plant ash and lime.

History points to the Syrians as

the first glass makers. Using sodium carbonate to support their cooking, the material fused with sand and made a clear glass. This was approximately 2000 B.C. But in 1500 B.C. glass items did begin to appear in Egyptian tombs. The evolution of glass ebbed and flowed for hundreds of years. The high heat required for production was very often problematic for many civilizations. Some towns outlawed glass-making due to the risk of fire and its devastation. But in 300 B.C. the blow pipe, the foundation of modern glass, was invented and revolutionized glass production. Many of the early tools and techniques are still in use today and have been highly guarded and passed through families for generations.

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ast forward to present day and step into Pismo Glass in

Aspen and you have burst into a kaleidoscope of fantastic color and form. It is truly breathtaking! Pismo has one of most extensive collections of contemporary glass art in the Rocky Mountains. Owner, Sandy Sardella, states that she has always been attracted to glass and feels fortunate to have started a glass gallery when she did. With a background in business and tax law, Sandy sought a lifestyle change.

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Leah Wingfield – Conversation # 18 – 44 x 19 x 10


ICON Early in her gallery career she had a lot of art furniture. “It became like a museum. Items were not selling.” She pursued glass and when her current location, 433 East Cooper Avenue, became available she began her Aspen gallery in 2003. “The location is so good. I had to say yes.” Pismo is located at the entrance to the Cooper street walking mall. Looking at a vast variety of glass that is displayed here it is fascinating what artists can create through this medium. It is easy to see why Sandy was drawn to it. Centuries of innovation and the marriage of art and production are apparent in each piece. In the late 1950’s studio glass art became a movement. Glass was no longer only made in factories. A large community of artists formed particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Out of this movement sprung Dale Chihuly celebrated for his organic shapes, and ambitious installations. He has elevated the perception of glass and has helped the glass art movement to be taken seriously by museums. Pismo represents Chihuly and his museum quality art in their three locations; Aspen, Vail, and Cherry Creek in Denver. Pismo has done close to ten shows with Dale Chihuly, which averages to be about one every two years. This summer, at Pismo in Cherry Creek he will be displaying new pieces in tandem with an outdoor exhibition at the Denver Botanic Gardens. “Each of our galleries are different. We are not cookie cutter,” Sandy explains. Of the three galleries, Aspen has the most international set of collectors. They are world- traveled and their tastes are sophisticated. “We try to keep things fresh. We are always looking for new artists,” Sandy explains. Inventory can be switched between the galleries as well but to understand who your buyer really is, and have a gallery that speaks to that is very important. Not all glass art is blown, it can be cast or carved. Caroline Harris, Pismo’s manager for the Aspen Gallery, walks me about the displays. “Wilfried Grootens is a great example of a new artist for us.” He is a German artist, and is represented exclusively by Pismo in the U.S. Grooten takes layers of glass, each 3 millimeters thick and paints on either side. He then assembles them in stacks to create cube forms. Each layer, when viewed together, results in an image that appears to be floating inside the cube. It is an optical and geometric illusion. “Grootens is an excellent choice for collectors.”

Richard Jolley – Red Doves – wall installation – 39 x 62 x 11

Christopher Ries, first worked with blown glass but after studying the quality of light and how it was absorbed by impurities, he began his search for the purest glass he could find. His search concluded with pure lead crystal. This glass is the best transmitter of the spectrum. He began to carve and polish the cold glass for the optical illusion he wanted to create, and for the effect; ‘To rivet you in time and space.’

“I love glass and what I do,” Sandy says. But she does speak to the down side of being a highly recognized glass gallery with a good reputation. Many artists solicit Pismo for representation. Many you have to turn down. Glass as a medium is difficult. It takes years and years of practice to reach proficiency sometimes. Historically many of the glass blowers began to apprentice as children and developed their art throughout a lifetime. But if an artist was turned down previously over time it is possible for their work to have advanced and for the fit to be right. In her search for new artists Sandy has had the opportunity to try to blow glass. She laughs aloud at how difficult it was. Pismo Glass has also been selective to offer a wide range of price points. Naturally some artists command more but there is something at Pismo for everyone’s budget. Jewelry, glass wear and other functional items could be the perfect gift for a wedding or personal indulgence. The feeling is very welcoming and Caroline, the store manager, is a gracious and informative guide.

Whether you are a valley resident or visiting, do yourself a favor and step into

Pismo Glass.

You will be glad you did.

Lino Tagliapietra – Dinosaur 52.5 x 24.5 x 9.5


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HE NAME IS PERFECTLY SELECTED AS THE ASPEN JEWEL BOX SITS PERCHED NEAR THE BASE OF THE

SILVER QUEEN GONDOLA JUST STEPS AWAY FROM THE RESIDENCE AT THE LITTLE NELL IN THE CORE OF ASPEN. CONTEMPORARY FLOOR TO CEILING GLASS GRANTS PASSERBY A TEMPTING VIEW OF HER FINE JEWELRY SELECTION.

Owner Sarah Hunt welcomes you into the store she began in 2005.

This is the appeal Hunt

wanted the Aspen Jewel Box to have. A

clean,

open,

working,

uncluttered

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the

much

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prior to opening her own business. Her

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to grow as has sought the right lines and the

amongst Aspen guests. Sarah selects all her pieces with

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that in mind. Step in, 555 East Durant Avenue, and enjoy.

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professional service and warmly welcoming atmosphere are hallmarks, which is why

Aspen Square is known as the hospitality place in downtown Aspen.

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At Your Service

Photo: Robert Millman

Rob Ittner Serves the Aspen Community Well

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SHAKING HANDS WITH LOCALS HE’S CALLED FRIENDS FOR AGES, AND SIMPLY SPREADING HIS PARTICULAR BRAND OF ENTHUSIASM FOR THE PLACE THAT HAS BEEN HIS HOME FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS. “It’s just a part of what I do,” says Ittner, who as both long-time owner and full-time champion of the popular Rustique Bistro in Aspen, and chair of the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners, clearly understands the benefit of walking the talk. “It’s crucially important to walk around, to sell the restaurant on a weekly or daily basis. I give out $5-off discount cards and say ‘come in and try us.’ People like to get a little local attention and it’s important for them to know that (Rustique) is a place that’s a real part of Aspen.” While the path to his role as a successful restaurateur took some strategic moves, it also involved a bit of serendipity at the start. In 1998, he was an instructor at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, teaching business classes and running their flagship restaurant, NECI on Main, but looking to relocate.

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ICON The day after he arrived, Ittner was hired as a general manager at the Hotel Jerome by Tony DiLucia (Todd Slossberg was executive chef). As a side job, he did wine pairings at the original Cooking School of Aspen a couple of nights a week. It was there that he met Charles Dale, owner of Aspen’s highly respected Renaissance restaurant.

"Renaissance was the French Laundry of Aspen," Ittner notes with due reverence. "Charles had just gotten a batch of awards, including a Best New Chef award from Food & Wine magazine and a nomination for Best Chef by the James Beard Foundation." In need of someone with business skills to manage both Renaissance and the upstairs R Bar, Dale hired Ittner for the winter season. "I skied and learned," Ittner recalls. "Charles and I got along really well." "I wanted to move somewhere with great food -Portland, Oregon, Napa Valley, San Francisco," he recalls. "One night, I was cooking salmon a friend had brought back from Alaska for forty people. Lindsay Yaw from Aspen was there by chance. Aspen had been getting a lot of press for its restaurants and Nobu (Matsuhisa) had just opened there, so it was on my radar." Yaw's parents happened to have a place for rent in Aspen. Ittner moved there on a whim.

”Restaurant

ownership and government are both personality jobs. You have to be involved with the community either way, walking around town or talking with people t a b l e - s i d e . ”

Photo: Ricardo Gutierrez

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ver time, Ittner and Dale’s partnership continued to spawn new concepts and directions, including the re-connecting of Renaissance as Range. Most notably was the acquisition of what was then Mirabella and its transformation into Rustique. “We went under contract for the restaurant in the summer of 2000 and opened that September,” says Ittner. Four years later, Dale moved on and Ittner bought out his interests in both Range and Rustique. He later sold Range. In spite of all the behind-the-scenes activity, Rustique prospered. Its concept as a French country bistro was spot-on for the tastes of the times, during which the bistro craze flourished nationwide, including at such high-profile spots as Bouchon in Napa Valley, and Balthazar and Artisanal in New York City.

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he idea of transitioning chefs in and out of the restaurant’s kitchen proved insightful as well. “We had always intended to rotate in different chefs de cuisine,” Ittner says. “At various times, we had an entourage of guys -- Ryan Hardy, Jason Tostrup, Bryan Nelson -- in-house until they went on to other places. Hardy, for instance, did a significant stint at Montagna at The Little Nell, and now is winning accolades at Charlie Bird, his white-hot restaurant in New York City’s Soho. In those capable hands, Rustique’s country French cuisine was an instant hit. Many of the dishes, such as onion soup gratineé (served in terracotta pots instead of the traditional white porcelain bowls), steak frites (made with a flavorful flatiron cut rather than more common New York strip), as well as veal sweetbreads and calf’s liver with bacon and onions, remain on the menu today.

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“It’s the kind of food you’d stumble upon in the countryside in France,” Ittner notes. For more adventurous palates, boudin noir, tongue, calf hearts, kidneys and other more uncommon parts are often featured in what are playfully referred to as “weird dishes,” which Ittner says make some people really happy.


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his summer, Chef Ulises Salas, who signed on with Ittner last March after working locally as a private chef, will add a lighter touch to the restaurant’s menu with a collection of new dishes -- sole stuffed with crab, artichokes with sauce gribiche (cold egg sauce similar to mayonnaise) and pesto-crusted salmon in tomato broth, to name a few. As always, diners will continue to enjoy them within Rustique’s casual, French country setting, complete with terracotta floors, barn wood walls and dried herbs dangling from the rafters, or outside on the curbside patio. While brainstorming with chefs, organizing wine deliveries and cranking numbers by day, and hobnobbing with guests during dinner service may seem at odds with Ittner’s role on the Board of County Commissioners, it only seem to complement it. “Restaurant ownership and government are both personality jobs,” he explains. “You have to be involved with the community either way, walking around town or talking with people tableside. You have to provide service, whether it’s giving guests the experience they anticipated before they walk in the door, or serving the broad range of people in a community.” Adding to an already full plate is Ittner’s hope of opening a new iteration of the Cooking School of Aspen, plus a gourmet food market, in the little cottage building next door to Rustique in 2015. “We’re there for the town, open all year and with staff members that have been with us for over ten years,” he says. “It’s a new direction that will only add to the appeal.”

pot au feu SERVES 4

Prepare

6 pounds shorts ribs 1/4 cup olive oil 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced in 1/2 - inch - thick coins 1 leek, washed and sliced crosswise 8 garlic cloves, sliced 1 small bunch fresh thyme Salt and pepper Water (to cover) 1 medium - size Savoy cabbage 24 small ( or 12 large ) new potatoes 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup coarse sea salt to present at table

Preheat the oven to 325*F. Season the short ribs liberally on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat an 8 to 12 quart stockpot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Brown the short ribs, three at a three at a time, on both sides. Remove the short ribs and set aside. Add the sliced carrots and onions to the pot. Stir for two minutes, then add the leek, garlic cloves, thyme, and water. Return the short ribs to the pot; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and place on the lower rack of the oven. Cook 4 hours. Slice the cabbage into six wedges and wash the new potatoes thoroughly. Add the cabbage and potatoes to the short ribs in the oven and cover. Cook one more hour, or until the meat almost falls off the bones. Remove from the oven and keep hot. Meanwhile, combine the horseradish and the sour cream. Salt to taste.

Assemble

Place a wedge of cabbage into each of 6 bowls, spoon the carrots, potatoes, and juice around the cabbage, and place a three-bone short rib on top. Serve immediately, passing the coarse sea salt and horseradish cream to serve on the side.

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VISION

Immersion Britten 40”x40” ASPEN HAS LONG UPHELD THE CULTURAL VISION THAT TO HAVE A FABULOUS COMMUNITY YOU MUST ENHANCE THE MIND, THE BODY AND THE SPIRIT. ART HAS BEEN ESSENTIAL TO THIS VISION. ENJOY THE VISION. Aspen’s most established gallery is nestled in the courtyard of the Aspen Grove building on Cooper Avenue in the heart of downtown. Aspen Grove Fine Arts has served collectors and art enthusiasts for 35 years, exhibiting unsurpassed quality in its expansive collection. Aspen Grove prides itself in establishing and cultivating relationships with clients from around the world, as well as local residents. Many loyal customers have consistently collected with the gallery for three decades. Aspen Grove is committed to providing outstanding fine art, friendly service and experienced consultation to all of its customers, from the browser or the first-time buyer, to the seasoned collector. Aspen Santa

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a large group of galleries, with sister locations in Dallas, providing an expanse of unique artwork

Vail, Beaver Creek, to offer clientele.

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King Kong of Chefs

by Jeannie Walla


ICON ASK CHEF JIMMY NADELL WHICH SECRET INGREDIENT HE FINDS HIMSELF ADDING TO MORE MENU ITEMS THIS SEASON AND HE’S QUICK TO ANSWER, “TRUFFLES!” TRUFFLE OIL, ESPECIALLY, MAKES ITS WAY INTO ALL SORTS OF FOOD PREPARATIONS INCLUDING HIS FAVORITE SNACK…TRUFFLED POPCORN WITH A GENEROUS HELPING OF PARMESAN CHEESE ON TOP. HE’S FOND OF MAKING MAC AND CHEESE FOR HIS FAMILY WITH A LIBERAL SQUIRT FROM A BOTTLE, NOW THAT HE CAN FIND SUPPLIES OF THE ONCE RARE COMMODITY WITHOUT HAVING TO REFINANCE HIS HOUSE.

B orn in Chicago immigrants, Nadell

to a family of German and Italian grew up cooking in many of his family’s seventeen restaurants. His father taught him to ski when he was six and his family spent numerous winter vacations in Aspen and Vail. By the age of eight, Nadell had also skied some of the most challenging mountains in the Alps. By the age of sixteen, he was managing chef of the family’s famed Medium Rare Steak House in Chicago Ridge where five hundred dinners might be served on a busy night. In high school, the fledgling chef enjoyed early release from school at 1:00 pm to train in the family’s variety of kitchens, receiving culinary school credits for his efforts. At seventeen, Nadell had more actual restaurant experience than any of his instructors.

After high school, Nadell found a culinary home at Joliet

Junior College where the German Gold Medal Culinary Olympic team taught the program. With six instructors and a graduating class of only twenty seven, he experienced priceless and extensive training. At the same time, Nadell was cooking during the evenings at the Hyatt and Marriott Hotels. Post graduate work for Nadell included taking the helm at the popular Port of Entry Restaurant where he’d serve up to a thousand meals daily. When the restaurant came to its untimely end in an unfortunate fire, Nadell was inspired to relocate to Aspen.

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he chef decided to relax and enjoy a winter of daily skiing, but was foiled in his efforts when he met Tim Cottrell who persuaded Nadell to become the executive chef at Cottrell’s hot restaurant, The Smuggler Land Office. Nadell moved from there to The Motherlode, Charlemagne, Le Cadeau and Syzygy over the next few years. He’d opened The Caribou Club working under legendary celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman. When Waxman departed, Top Chef Charles Dale replaced him briefly. In 1993 Chef Nadell was appointed the Caribou Clubs Executive Chef position adding Mark Fischer as sous chef to the team. This arrangement of Chefs Waxman, Dale, Nadell and Fischer brought Caribou owner Harley Baldwin the kitchen of his dreams.

1998, Pine Creek Cook House, Kurt Boucher and Jimmy Nadell. Boucher went on to be a Food Network Iron Chef.

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Fillet Stuffed with Lobster Niro’s favorite creation

is of

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hat particular restaurant cake was nicely iced with Olivier Jakerko performing sommelier duties and Jimmy Yeager of Jimmy’s Restaurant as the general manager. The Caribou attained national attention and was on plenty of lists of the best restaurants in North America.

In 1997 Nadell decided to relocate from Aspen to the East

Coast and there met Rick Garced, founder and CEO of the US Sommelier Association. Their match up has continued to this day, recently completing Degustation events together in Miami. Chef Nadell founded the US Chef Association, a membership trade association created to rapidly advance an up and coming chef’s career through education and certifications. With over a thousand members throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, the Association is rapidly gaining respect in the global culinary arts field.

2006, Nadell Accepting the "Distinguished Chef Award" from Johnson and Wales; Executive Chef Michael Moskwa (left) & Johnson and Wales Universities President; Dr. Donald McGregor (right)

Inspired by the Colorado style

Ancients, a 2,000 year-old dish, -Pomegranate Infused Colorado

done Lamb


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oday Nadell owns Aspen’s top catering company, Bravo Fine Catering. His client list includes celebrities, dignitaries and royals including Prince Andrew, Robert De Niro, Jon Bon Jovi, Sean Combs, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Haya to name a few. He’s currently writing The Aspen Diet, a longevity life plan book. When asked what Nadell prepares for himself when eating at home, his answer was a crisp, fresh salad and a grilled salmon steak or fillet. His clients from around the world tend to request native Coloradan dishes like lamb and elk, venison and buffalo. Nadell remarked his buffalo tenderloin might be twice as expensive as beef tenderloin, but, “Man, it’s worth every penny.” Bravo Catering also features its enormously popular Pomegranate Infused Colorado Lamb. Its preparation dates back two thousand years since the pomegranate juice adds sugar which neutralizes the sometimes gamey flavor of the lamb and the acidity of the juice serves to tenderize the meat.

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ecently Nadell was called upon to cater food for twelve riders who are part of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a bike endurance challenge which extends from coast to coast among our nation’s fallen heroes, military personnel who were injured in Afghanistan and Iraq. These veterans ride for four hours at a time with six riders on wheels and six recovering. Nadell’s most challenging food request: smoothies with hemp protein powder. That ought to keep them going and enjoying a few laughs, too.

Nadell shared his biggest and most exciting challenge currently is catering for workers involved in wildfire emergencies. He facilitates these operations using the largest mobile kitchen in Western Colorado, appropriately named “King Kong”. To that, we say, “Bravo!”

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UNDAUNTED IN SPIRIT, ASPEN ATTRACTS PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LUST FOR LIFE AND THE SURGING OUTDOORS; INDIVIDUALS THAT SEEK A PERSONAL CHALLENGE. YOU MAY WANT TO SKI THE EXTREME, ADVANCE YOUR TECHNIQUE THROUGH A LESSON, OR DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE. PREMIERE INSTRUCTORS MAKE THIS POSSIBLE FOR LOCALS AND GUESTS ALIKE. Aspen Dermatology is the high altitude skin care facility offering new state of the art technology for the skin, hair, and nails with an award winning Board Certified Dermatologist and two locations Vail and Aspen. Both offer dermatological care including medical procedures as well as cosmetic services. Its only appropriate that Aspen has a “secret door” allowing cosmetic patients to keep a low profile, waiting rooms that have beautiful windows looking out onto the mountains of Colorado, a warm welcoming professional staff as well as large examination and treatment rooms with a skin shop for patients prescription and non-prescription skin care needs. Our mountain town sure does have it all!

“The local support of our clinic has been overwhelming; and we cannot express enough gratitude to the Roaring Fork community. We look forward to may years of continued excellence with in the mountain region” Sarah Youngblood, PA-C Nikki Stephens, Medical Esthetician

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Iconic Art in an Iconic Town by Gena Hawkins

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ESSENTIAL TO ENTER THE WIND RIVER GALLERY, NEXT TO LITTLE ANNIE’S, INSIDE THE HISTORIC UTE BUILDING IN ASPEN, YOUR ICONIC ADVENTURE IS WELL UNDER WAY. THIS IS A PURELY AMERICAN JOURNEY. WIND RIVER IS THE LONGEST LASTING GALLERY IN ASPEN THAT FEATURES ART OF THE AMERICAN WEST. IN MAY OF 2014, WIND RIVER, WILL CELEBRATE ITS 25TH YEAR IN BUSINESS. NO EASY FEAT IN A TOWN THAT NOW CHANGES SEASONALLY. SO HOW HAS WIND RIVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL?

Meet Brian Leach, the owner of the gallery. “My parents began this endeavor twenty-five years ago and by 1992 they had two locations, the one here in the core and the other, on the walking mall, which later sold. Once I finished college I came to join them.”

A love of Aspen, its uniqueness and its western history are sited points that drew Brian and his family. What began as a summer hunting grounds for Ute Indians for over one thousand years, was then settled in the 1870’s by early miners. This is when the town’s core began.

Brian describes what was typical for his family as, “a leap into a new realm. My parents had been collectors of art from the American West. But the gallery began with the town first.”

Aspen has evolved many times over since its early beginnings and currently has great cosmopolitan appeal but as Brian points out, “At its core, it is still very much a western American town.”

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ICON To walk through the gallery with Brian is to get a better understanding of his collection and to see western art again for the first time. “I like art that shows effort and our theme is purely American.” Brian introduces me to the some of the works of the few dozen artists he represents. Michael Coleman is a great example. He is considered a ‘master of our time’. As a young boy Coleman loved to hunt, trap, fish and sketch. His knowledge with his subject is first hand. That intimacy comes through in his animal portraits. Coleman is well traveled, a big game hunter and, much like Hemingway, can take us into a world that we may not have seen but we know. His paintings depict an iconic reality and a lifetime of work that remains true to his experiences first hand. Brian describes his work as solid. Another painter that has exquisite detail is Roger Ore. Not unlike Andrew Wyeth he works dark to light, from background to foreground. His pieces are honest and can be moody in tone like some of the weather we experience here in the west. One can marvel both about the detail that he exhibits and the temperament it must take to work that exquisitely. Roger Ore paintings are long awaited as they are time intensive. Ore is a great example of the effort Brian admires in his artists. On the other side of the spectrum is an artist like Robert Harper. He is a landscape painter that you do not need to scrutinize. His paintings are serene and bright. They set a mood.

“Has this helped you with the sale of art,” I ask. “It is all about relationships. A great deal of our business is repeat customers. But I look to see what excites the client. If it does not speak to them, it does not matter. I want them to connect with the piece they select.” Many second home owners and collectors depend on Brian and the staff at Wind River Gallery. Not all art galleries are created equal. Integrity and provenance of the art itself are vital components. In some cases, Brian has the pleasure of seeing where the art is displayed, but not always. “We ship worldwide.” While visiting Aspen, it is well worth it to step into Wind River Gallery at 505 East Hyman Street, to enjoy his current collection, and to see a nostalgic and historic depiction of what has made our West the West.

ART OF THE AMERICAN WEST IS TRADITIONAL IN MEDIUM; PAINTINGS IN OIL AND WATERCOLORS; BRONZE SCULPTURES.

Brian has a relationship with the artists he represents which in turn informs him as an art dealer. Take for example, Harry Jackson, a bronze sculptor. Harry’s pieces represent the strength and dignity of native people, early pioneers, Calvary and frontiersmen. Jackson uses the lost wax method of casting. Brian opens a book and we begin to discuss the painstaking process. I guess Brian’s background is art history. He laughs and says, “No, psychology.”

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nestle next to international design house fashion. active wear both are players. next fabulous piece.

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Not your average men’s store, Testosterone provides an edgy yet classy shopping experience, focused solely on men. Jagermeister is always on tap, an astonishing large flat-screen plays only the best sporting events, and Testosterone Private Label cigars are sold in store. Hip day-to-night apparel, fashionable shoes, and bold accessories can all be found in this man-cave. After you have shopped for the ultimate outfit, complete your look with grooming and skincare products, or cologne. In addition, specialty gadgets perfect for gifting include chess sets, travel humidors, drinking tools, custom vaporizers, leather iPad cases, man bags and so much more.

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F A S H I O N C H A N G E S STYLE ENDURES By

Chequers,

Gena Hawkins

in its twenty-first year of business,

makes relevant, Coco Chanel’s title quip, ‘Fashion

changes but style endures.’

It has taken both,

keeping up with fashion and trends in the world of interiors, for this stores collective style to endure.

Chequers, specializes in furniture, an-

tiques and accessories for the home. “We focus on

quality. It lasts,” says owner, Becky Dumeresque.

Becky began her early design career in fashion as a model and has worked with an enviable list of renowned designers. What sounds like a fantasy come true, Becky acknowledges as very fortunate to have been a part of the fashion world. “I learned from the

best.” Going from fashion to interiors was a natural, easy transition. “What’s the difference? The same

principles apply. You look at the house just as you would fashion. Look at the bones. Does it have good bones? Put it together.” I am compelled to ask, of all the designers she worked with if she had a favorite. Yes. Becky loved Bill Blass, as did everyone. He did not need a public relations firm. He was that well liked.

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So it is no surprise that when she opened Chequers, at 520 East Cooper Avenue, twenty-one years ago,

Valentino

and

longtime

lo came in to her store.

partner

Giancar-

Upon looking about Val-

entino said, “Now this is a store!”

“It was like

having a blessing from the Pope,” Becky describes.

“When we began everything was over embellished. Now there are not as many pieces but the pieces have meaning and significance. It is a cleaner environment.” It takes timeless pieces with modern accents to tell the story.

Becky,

a tall, striking woman, cites the focus of her

business. She has always carried high quality lines that her customers seek and stayed current with the change in trends. Becky has listened to both customers and designers to keep things fresh. And, like every retailer, she has worked through the effects of the Internet and how on-line sales have affected business. On all fronts she is confident. “We have always been about service.” With a welcoming sales staff, Chequers has been a resource for designers and clients alike, looking for just the right piece. A new addition to Chequers service offerings is a full in-house designer on staff, Tanya Miller.

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ESSENTIAL

Tanya, long time valley resident, has a deep appreci- She

then will make design changes to the architec-

ation for the exceptional living environment that Aspen

tural salvage so that it fits todays lifestyle. Function is

and the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer. It is a unique

relevant.

lifestyle and her design solutions reflect that. She values

country church and converted it into a console. English

the collaborative process and works as a curator between

ballot boxes can convert to a wonderful end table, leather

her clients, vendors and craftsmen, keeping note of all the

gun cases find new purpose. Each article is custom and

details that must occur to create the right outcome. Tan-

exclusive. Becky designs pieces that cannot be found on

ya is highly regarded by her peers and this gives Becky

line and this differentiates her as a high end resource.

more time to focus on the retail end of the business and

These items are a part of The Kenworthy Collection.

procuring items not found anywhere else. “I am all about

Becky shows me an ad with a warm sepia photograph

retail,” Becky states. It shows. The store is beautiful.

of a dapper gentleman. The feeling is one of a reference

Becky looks at scale and proportion, style, color and lay-

to the past with a nod to the future. The photo is of her

ering to give her customer options to choose from. Her accessories are selected with a design for living in mind. Design has been Dumeresque’s lifelong dream. “I love

finding things that would not have a purpose anymore.”

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Becky has taken railing from a French

father and is the brand image for the Kenworthy Collection. As a business woman Becky continues to deepen her branding, reminding customers of what she offers and helping them to continue to see her in a new light.


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Becky

acknowledges that people are her biggest

resource. She cannot be all places and maintain the high experience of her store. She has foragers in the field looking for choice items. Many are in the UK and Europe. She works with very small upholsterers

in

the

US,

to

offer

excellent

craftsmanship to her brand. But she does not leave it entirely in the hands of others. Our interview was just days before she was traveling to select more antiques and vintage items for her store. A designer brings resources to the client. So the continued relationship with people in the field is greatly important.

She may know just the piece a

project needs to be completed and not have it. a

But she knows she can find it. huge

element

to

great

design

This is solution.

The icon of The Kenworthy Collection, Becky’s Father, died at age sixty-five. A home interior design store had been Becky’s dream since she was a girl. “I

asked my Mother if I could have an advance on my inheritance”, a small one she notes. “My mother invested her trust and confidence in me. I was not going to let her down.” Twenty-one years later she is still going strong. I ask her if she would do it again. “In a heartbeat,” she exclaims. Our interview has come to a close and I sit back with my feet up on an ottoman and look about Chequers. Life really is good, I think.

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Georgia Brown

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Aspen Brewing Company

Rustique

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Aspen Grove Fine Art aspengroveart.com 970-925-5151

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Baldwin Gallery baldwingallery.com 970-920-3500

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Daniels Antiques danielsantiques.com 970-544-9282

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Elliot Yeary Gallery elliotyeary.com 970-429-1111

Jitrois jitrois.com 970-925-2272

E.S. Lawrence Gallery eslawrence.com 970-920-2922

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Forre & Company Fine Art forrefineart.com 970-544-1607

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Gallerie Maximillian galleriemax.com 970-925-6100

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Keating Fine Art keatinggallery.com 970-925-7042

mariodileone.com

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Kemo Sabe

Malo Aspen

Korologos Gallery korologosgallery.com

The Viceroy Snowmass

970-923-8000

Pismo Contemporary pismoglass.com 970-920-1313

The Westin Snowmass westin.com/snowmass

970-923-8200

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Quintenz & Company quintenzgallery.com 970-429-8666

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and

School

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T

DWELL

here is no one style of home that will be found in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

The

vernacular is as diverse as the people whom it attracts.

Dwell-

ing, has long given way to a form of expression for personality rather than simply

offering

shelter.

A

few

elements

remain consistent throughout however; mindful design is essential, comfort and ease never go out of style and no detail is too small. What a wonderful approach to life and home.

DID YOU KNOW? ASPEN HAS HAD 5 ARCHITECTS NAMED AS FELLOWS BY THE AIA IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, THE 1ST BEING FRITZ BENEDICT. For more ESSENTIAL DWELL see page 70 Furniture by Cathers Home

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ASPEN HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR GIVING BACK. OUR PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS ARE WIDESPREAD AND REACH DEEP INTO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, LENDING A HAND TO MANY WORTHWHILE EFFORTS AND ENTITIES. ESSENTIAL ASPEN IS HAPPY TO DO OUR SHARE BY SUPPORTING A DIFFERENT COLLECTION OF NON-PROFITS IN EACH ISSUE. WE HOPE YOU WILL

ADD

YOUR

SUPPORT

BY

ATTENDING

SOME

OF

THEIR

WONDERFUL

LOCAL

EVENTS.

COMMUNITY The Aspen Hope Center PO Box 1115, Basalt, CO 81621 970-925-5858 AspenHopeCenter.org Chris Klug Foundation PO Box 64, Aspen, CO 81612 970-618-7120 KrisKlugFoundation.org

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Mercy & Sharing 1101 Village Road, Suite LL4D, Carbondale, CO 81623 1-877-424-8454 1-970-925-1492 HaitiChildren.com Red Brick council for the Arts 110 E Hallam Street, Aspen, CO 81611 AspenArt.org 970-429-2777

Roaring Fork Conservancy P.O. Box 3349, Basalt, CO 81621 970-927-1290 RoaringFork.org Sustainable Settings 6107 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623 970-963-6107 SustainableSettings.org

The Thrift Shop of Aspen 4 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611 970-925-3121 AspenThriftShop.org


COMMUNITY

Sustainable Settings integrated thinking

solutions to

children,

is

an

for host

entrepreneurial

sustainable

re-skilling

non-profit

development. workshops

We

for

organization train

adults,

young and

that

inspires

organic

demonstrate

people

farmers

and

and

state-of-the-art

communities

ranchers,

teach

sustainable

to

embrace

whole-systems

human

settlement.

Thousands of people per year find us for practical know-how and local food. Educational programs are open to all schools, organizations and residents of all ages. We are committed to building regenerative health in the soil, producing safe organic food for our community, all by harvesting nature’s intelligence. Sustainable Settings’ ranch, a 244-acre historic settlement at the base of Mt. Sopris in the Crystal River valley, is dedicated to research, demonstration and educational activities in sustainable agriculture, land stewardship and green development. The ranch is home to protected open space, a critical wildlife corridor, and is a diversified model of sustainable agriculture featuring raw dairy, organic gardens, an heirloom orchard, and heritage breeds of chickens and pigs. Aiming to inspire learners of all ages to future — one that promotes healthy local

discover viable solutions to help move us toward a responsible, regenerative

economies, local energy and food security, provides hope, and changes lives.

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Celebrating 65 Years Over $6.5 Million Given Away!

Invitation

The ladies of the Thrift Shop of Aspen encourage everyone to help celebrate their 65th Birthday. Come shop and The Thrift Shop is truly a community icon that represents the heart and soul of Aspen. It started in 1949 and was located in the old assay office on E. Hopkins Ave. across the street from the present location. The original goal was to help fund housing for nurses who worked at the hospital which was in a Victorian home at the base of Red Mountain. As the years rolled by the Thrift Shop took on many more deserving organizations; hot

lunch

Aspen’s

first

kindergarten,

program,

and

Aspen

Ski

first Club.

As business grew the Thrift Shop hopped around town to the lean-to attached to the Armory that is now City Hall and then for years at the Wheeler Opera House. Fast forward to 2014; the store has been in its current location between the fire station and Peaches Café since 1983. They are on track this year to donate over $500,000 to over 200 non-profits in the valley.

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check out the ever-changing inventory of fantastic items. All are invited to attend the Birthday Party on Sept. 7 in front of the Shop and Fire Station.

AspenThriftShop.org 422 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-3121 Monday – Saturday: 10am-3pm


COMMUNITY

FOUNDED IN 2003 BY LIVER TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT & OLYMPIC MEDALIST SNOWBOARDER, CHRIS KLUG, THE CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION (CKF) IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING LIFE-SAVING ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THOSE TOUCHED BY DONATION. CKF is dedicated to sharing the message of donation, and educating people on the impact one person can have on the lives of many others. More than 122,000 people are currently on waiting lists for lifesaving organ transplants across the United States. CKF is devoted to making a difference to those waiting for a second chance! Through its educational program, Donor Dudes, CKF targets young people around the country through awareness events and an educational video project that is shared in driver’s education and health classes. These events span from grassroots events executed by volunteer high school and college students, to large scale National events including ESPN’s Winter Games, the Vans Warped Tour, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race. Awareness campaigns are essential in communities where donation rates are low. In 2014 CKF is expanding our efforts in New York State, where just 18% of the population are registered organ & tissue donors.

ChrisKlugFoundation.org Chris Klug Foundation PO Box 64, Aspen, CO 81612 970-618-7120

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YOU CAN SAVE LIVES Susie Krabacher

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spen locals Susie and Joe Krabacher’s lives were forever changed, as were the lives of the abandoned, neglected, and most vulnerable children of Haiti, 20 years ago. Susie, author of the book, Angels of a Lower Flight, chronicles her amazing story: it’s a journey that took her to Haiti — a journey that has brought help and hope into the lives of so many.

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Mercy & Sharing is a Haitian-registered, non-profit organization operating in Haiti to rescue abused, abandoned, and disabled children and provide them with care, rehabilitation, education, hope, and opportunity. Mercy & Sharing is also a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the U.S. Tax Code. 100% of all donations go directly into humanitarian programs and are fully tax-deductible. For 20 years, Mercy & Sharing has operated a multifaceted organization that impacts the lives of thousands of Haitian children every day.

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COMMUNITY The Aspen Hope Center is a 24-hour crisis and referral agency, serving the Aspen Valley. Their mission is to extend a beacon of hope to those in emotional crisis and offer a continuum of comprehensive care while steadfastly working to decrease clinical The

the care,

public

Hope

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mental

education,

community

collaboration

staff

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individuals, difficult

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support

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collaboration

components to the success of the Hope Center. partnerships

through

being

community

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illness

and

connecting

individuals in crisis with support from other agencies, professionals and peers, healing and hope are attainable. To reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, conversations

must

continue,

and

educating individuals about mental illness and teaching people how to approach, support and gain resources for loved ones is an essential. Groups, therapy

classes, and

outreach

crisis are

assessments, all

daily scope of the Hope Center.

within

AspenHopeCenter.org

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Call for more

information on how to help a loved one or yourself, details on volunteering, or to set up an appointment or register for a class.

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Roaring Fork Conservancy has become one of the most respected watershed conservation organizations in Colorado. We bring people together to protect our rivers. Our mission is to inspire people to explore, value and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. From Aspen to Glenwood Springs, Meredith to Marble, Roaring Fork Conservancy is focused on : Water Quantity – keeping water in our rivers Water Quality – keeping our rivers healthy Habitat Preservation – keeping our riparian habitat intact Our Watershed Action Program addresses current issues and future threats to our watershed. Proactive science and watershed planning help inform decision makers and drive on-the-ground projects to improve and restore our watershed. Inspiring people to take action requires knowledge Each year our Watershed Education Programs reach thousands of students and adults with hands-on science, exploration and experiences.

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For a listing of the programs we are now offering, visit RoaringFork.org


COMMUNITY

The Red Brick is your go-to place for Aspen Art. The Red Brick

is

the

Roaring Fork Valley

hub

of

local

art

in

Aspen.

With

monthly

exhibits,

featuring

artists, artists in residence, and approachable, affordable offerings

for art education and experiences,

The Red Brick

is the go-to place for everything

Aspen

art.

Once a 1940’s school, The Red Brick was transformed into a community resource that now houses non-profit offices along with resident artists’ studios, a state-of-the-art conference room, and a dance studio that serves as a rehearsal space for community performers.

Art openings are a highlight of the year-round

programming and give art-lovers an opportunity to meet and greet with the exhibitors and to take home a piece of Aspen created by a local artist. The Red Brick also boasts dynamic year-round programming for children and adults.

You are sure to find an educational opportunity or visual experience perfect for you.

110 E Hallam Street, Aspen AspenArt.org 970-429-2777

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FUN

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING FUN TO DO IN THE WILD WILD WEST... ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER! Take a ride down to the Snowmass Rodeo and watch as cowboys and cowgirls ride into the arena and pay tribute to the American Flag. There are many events such as bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, dally ribbon roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Prior to the rodeo there are activities such as roping for kids, a petting zoo, mechanical bull rides, big inflatable bouncy horse, shopping, a cowboy dinner along with a saloon! After the rodeo you can join a campfire sing-along and listen to Twirp Anderson sing Western tunes under starry skies!

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ASPEN GROVE FINE ART 525 East Cooper In the Courtyard Aspen

Located in the heart of Aspen for over 35 years, Aspen’s most established and spacious gallery represents both regionally and internationally renowned artists. Aspen Grove’s expansive collection offers diverse genres of traditional and contemporary fine art. Kimono, James Jensen

Autumn Beckons, 36”x48”, James Scoppettone

AspenGroveArt.com • 970-925-5151


INTERIOR DESIGN I RETAIL SHOWROOM I RUG GALLERY

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Genuine Fossil Crocodile eocene, 54 - 37 Million Years old Khoribga, Morocco

The Columbine of Aspen

museum quality genuine fossils, crystals And meteorites 516 e. durant Ave Aspen, Co 81611 • 970.920.1515

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Genuine Fossil Poebrotherium Wilsoni Middle Oligocene, 23 - 33.9 Million Years old Shannon County, South Dakota

The Columbine of Aspen

museum quality genuine fossils, crystals And meteorites 516 e. durant Ave Aspen, Co 81611 • 970.920.1515

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Genuine Fossil Crab Eocene, 54 - 37 Million Years old Monte Baldo, Verona, Italy

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museum quality genuine fossils, crystals And meteorites 516 e. durant Ave Aspen, Co 81611 • 970.920.1515

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Genuine Fossil Ammonite Cretaceous, 88 million Years old Ulyanovsk, volga, russia

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museum quality genuine fossils, crystals And meteorites 516 e. durant Ave Aspen, Co 81611 • 970.920.1515

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Essential Aspen Magazine  

Summer/Fall 2014