Fall 2019 Story Ideas
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Using a holistic approach to architecture, interiors and landscaping, Demesne does not see three separate jobs, rather three entities considered together: a site, a building and the people. Architecture and design become the solution, contextualizing the home within the context of form, function and living. Architecture and design become the solution, contextualizing the home within the appropriate setting. Demesne uses an architectural vocabulary which includes climate, setting and the lifestyles and needs of the client. With offices in Dallas and Aspen, Demesne has designed boutique hospitality and luxury residential architecture and interiors for over 15 years.
PRACTICAL TRENDS | Aspen aims to reduce the amount of square footage inhomes, lessening the ecological impact and reducing maintenance. Combining the challenges of working within the tighter regulations of zoning codes with an understanding of how people use their space. People are living more efficiently and placing a premium on building material over square footage. Homes have seen an almost threefold decrease in size, from 15,000 sf to 6,000 sf. People are less formal in how they live. Rooms flow together with open floor plans, less service versus family space. The separation of rooms is blurred. Underutilized spaces like formal dining rooms have been phased out. As a culture, we live much differently than we did 20 years ago.
NEW & EVOLVING TRENDS IN MODERN ALPINE ARCHITECTURE | Look for a clean version of a mountain home that is evocative of a cabin but not in a traditional, literal interpretation. Alpine modern trends embrace materials and finishes that move away from the plagiarism of the old Colorado vernacular and move towards more contemporary modern construction to fit into a modern way of life. Ideally, architecture is edited down to essential needs, with no gratuitous use of ornamentation. With those solutions, spaces have a more light, clean elegant feel. Demesne’s latest project images / Lefkowitz home: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j1eo9h10s4lv19l/AACBzs-QtjcL7GaqdwAOwuuEa?dl=0
WEEKLY MEDITATIONS on the Aspen Mall | Wednesdays 2:15-2:45pm on Hyman Avenue Mall. Aspen Meditates’ engages participants in mental exercise, concentrating on breathing and repetition of a mantra or visualization. The Shakti meditation utilizes the powerful trinity of breath, presence and manifestation (incorporating mind, body, spirit) to elevate your health, intimacy and sleep, and to help you thrive at work and home. | Suggested donation: $5 per person. Free weekly meditations are available on the studio’s Soundcloud account.
FALL IMMERSIVE RETREAT – HARVEST SHAKTI | Luxury yoga, cycling and wine retreat in Napa Ca | Nov. 7–10, 2019. Yogi adventurers lead a getaway to Napa, California, during this harvest season. Guests will enjoy organic farm-to-table meals, private residence at a luxury villa, cycling, yoga classes, relaxation, guided meditation and spa treatments onsite. Guests are offered a viticulture seminar to learn what makes Sonoma County one of the top wine regions in the world. Activities from grape harvesting to biking through the countryside on a tasting tour immerse you in the region, which pairs well with yoga’s deep rejuvenation. Cost is $2,900 per person or $5,200 for couples/double booking.
FALL MOUNTAINTOP YOGA | Aspen Shakti’s Mountaintop Yoga atop Aspen Mountain extends through October 4, 2019 with classes offered Fridays from 10:30-11:30am.
SKI WITH KIM
When she isn’t at home in Aspen, CO. or surfing at her off-the-grid casa in Baja, Mexico — Kim Reichhelm, is on the slopes, just about anywhere in the world, hosting adventurous, exciting and life-changing ski camps. Fun-loving, detail-oriented, professional and dedicated to the spirit of adventure, Kim’s camps are unique and valuable experiential trips that leave lasting impressions. A champion in the World, U.S. and South American Extreme Skiing Championships, Kim Reichhelm has an arsenal of ski and life skills, and an endearing charisma to keep everyone motivated and having fun. Named by SKI magazine as one of the “Top Most Influential Skiers of All Time” Ski With Kim camps should be high on your 2020 vision board.
Ski With Kim’s two Sun Valley clinics will be highlights of her season:
Helicopter and Resort Skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, March 2-6, 2020
Women’s Ski Adventure in Sun Valley, February 25-28, 2020
Glass Casting & Glass Blowing
For 29 years, with three generations of artists, Spiro Lyon has explored the many aspects of glass art for use in design, sculpture, craft, and architecture; glass blowing, glass casting and glass sculpture for homes, furniture, interior or exterior design and landscaping features.
Spiro Lyon’s unique pieces stem from a one-of-a-kind, resin-bonded sand-mold process which produces thick glass panels in any shape and dimension. Hand carved designs leave a bas relief texture on one side of the panel. Spiro Lyon incorporates glass blowing for custom lighting projects, bowls, glasses, ornaments, and vases. Glass casting is utilized to design furniture, walls, doors, windows, table tops, sculptures and even items like lampshades, light fixtures and water features.
FALL 2019 GLASS BLOWING CLASSES:
Christmas ornament classes – $50 per ornament/per class.
11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21 – Call to schedule your instructional class between 10am-3pm on the ½ hour. Private group sessions available in the scenic Spiro Lyon gallery in El Jebel, CO – bring food, drink, activities for up to 8 people/3 hours.
ASPEN CUSTOM VANS
NEW VAN | Meet Grey Wolf, an exciting new build by Aspen Custom Vans. This 2018 Sprinter 2500 with 1500 miles is built to seat and sleep 2 adults and 2 kids. The clever design lends space for bikes, skis, luggage as well as ample overhead storage. The kitchen features trash drawers and a deep sink with hot and cold water, which is also available for use in the shower out of the van’s back. An easy-to-use induction cook-top can be plugged into any outlet, providing a safer alternative to traveling with a propane tank. The second-row two-seater bench is perfect for the kids, and both front seats swivel around for socializing in the van or to accommodate the amazing Cabbunk double-bunk sleeping system! A removable cassette RV toilet is discreetly stored in a drawer for inside or outside use. This is the ultimate family van! Rent on www.outdoorsy.com for $210/night – less if you book a week or more; Or own this dream machine – listing price – $115,000.
ASPEN ART MUSEUM
Celebrating 40 years as an institution, 5 years in the Shigeru Ban designed building and 15 years of ArtCrush.
Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you Gonzo?, October 18, 2019–January 26, 2020
Seth Price: No Technique, November 22, 2019–March 1, 2020
Oscar Murillo, November 22, 2019–May 17, 2020
Yayoi Kusama: Where the Lights in My Heart Go, December 20, 2019–May 10, 2020, Roof Deck Sculpture Garden
Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness, February 14, 2020–May 31, 2020
AAM | CURRENTLY ON EXHIBITION |
Oscar Tuazon: Fire Worship | June 7–Dec. 7
Rashid Johnson: The Hikers | July 4–Nov. 3
Erika Verzutti: Venus Yogini| June 7–Oct. 6
John Armleder: Spoons, Moons and Masks | July 4–Oct. 27
MARBLE DISTILLING CO.
Marble Distilling Co. (MDC) is an environmentally sustainable, zero-waste distillery born in the mountains of Colorado. MDC takes pride in their unique distilling process to produce great tasting, premium spirits. By sourcing all ingredients locally and making sure none go to waste, MDC produces an award-winning line of spirits everyone can feel good about.
NEW! PEACH PERFECT DISTILL: With 6,000 pounds of Paonia, CO peaches (valued at $3,000), MDC hand-processed a signature ‘eau de vie’ Marble Paonia Peach Brandy last fall. This batch will be ready to taste this fall after a year of aging in third generation Gingercello reserve casks. Reserve your bottle now.
AVAILABILITY: MDC is now available across the USA in: CO, TX, NM, CA, IL.
SUSTAINABILITY: Marble Distilling Co. will complete construction in mid-September of a 900 sq ft structure on the south side roof of the distillery, which will enable the installation of solar panels to offset consumptive use of grid electrical power. At completion, Marble Distilling will have 32kw photovoltaic panels and achieve its goal of net-negative electric use. Marble Distilling Co. continues to invest in minimizing its carbon footprint and waste steam.
EXPERIENTIAL: ‘Do it Yourself Distilling’ – Learn the process of mash billing, fermenting and distilling. Pick your cask, pick your finish.
- Stay at the luxury Distillery Inn while making your own whiskey or bourbon onsite at Marble Distilling Co. Seasonal daily rates from $259-$349 (King rooms).
- The 6-day DIY Distilling program is $12,000 (Limit 6 people.) including ingredients / 53- & 3-gallon barrels / bottles & labels (can be customized for additional fee) / warehouse aging will produce approximately 250 bottles. Additional costs: staying at the Inn.
BOTTLE GIFTS: Bottles of Marble’s unique infused vodka make great locally sourced gifts – flavors include hot pepper, toasted woods with a celery finish, vanilla lavender from the Flying Dog Ranch, Palisade peach, cherry and grapefruit. $38.99 per bottle.
TOUR & TASTE: Enjoy a tour and tasting with one of the Distillers for $20 for 2 guests, with any overnight stay at the Distillery Inn.
NEW! DESSERT DRINK: Moonlight Madness – Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, concentrated Moonlight EXpresso, Luxardo cherry and sauce, fresh mint.
NEW SPIRIT: Jezzie’s Gin is a new spirit in the Marble lineup. With floral notes, and a dry, bright, juniper forward flavor, the gin is only available at the tasting rooms.
NEW COCKTAIL: The Tippler Cocktail – Cucumber Vodka, Cucumber Juice, Lemon Juice, Splash of Simple Syrup & Cucumber Garnish.
NEW DOGS: The distillery has two new black and tan coonhounds named Elvis and Django.
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- How Does a Weekly, Public Meditation Affect a Community?
- Check Heli Skiing (and Visiting Sun Valley) Off Your Bucket List
- Extreme Ski Champ, Kim Reichhelm — on How to Ski All Day and Party All Night; & How To Get in Ski Shape with Kim Reichhelm
- What Comes After Glamping? Full on Family Van-cations Out West, In Style #Vanlife
- Yoga Retreats in Wine Country and the Desert
- On-Mountain app dating – Ski Champ Kim Reichhelm Has Some Saucy Slopeside Romance Stories to Share!
- Gone Are the Days of Antler Chandeliers – What’s Happening in Modern Alpine Design?
- Learn How to Blow Glass and Walk Home with Your Own Ornament!
- Thanks to the Netflix ‘Blown Away’ Series — Glass Blowing is ‘Hot’ Right Now —
and Happening Right Outside Aspen!
- Cutting Edge Contemporary Artists on Exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum — Currently Celebrating 40 Years as an Institution, 5 Years in the Shigeru Ban Building and 15 Years of ArtCrush
- DIY Distilling – Learn How to Distill and Create Your Own Spirits
- Local Colorado Sustainable Spirits – In Almost Any Flavor You Can Imagine For Under $40.
- Coed Couples (or Women Specific) Ski Camps in Top Resorts as Experiential Gifts
- Team Building or Group Glass Blowing Classes