Wedding Planner Spotlight: Daughter of Design

Annie Lee, a wedding planner based in New York City, is the daughter of an interior designer, explaining the origins of her company name “Daughter of Design,” and her understanding of both event and interior design hemispheres. Her own signature style stems from her dual background, creating weddings that feel more individual, artistic and non mass-produced. She recently… Read more

New Sommeliers; Uncorked the Series

The Little Nell takes pride in our wine program at the hotel, overseen by Master Sommelier and Wine Director Carlton McCoy. McCoy leads wine tastings and classes for staff on an ongoing basis. The Nell also supports staff pursuits towards wine certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Last week, a number of staff from… Read more

Winter Storm Ajax Drops Up to a Foot of Snow on Ajax

Aspen ski season has started off with a bang at Aspen Snowmass, thanks to a series of winter storms that have swept through the Rockies, including one this week aptly named Ajax. With ample snow for an early opening, Aspen Mountain presented a Preview Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday. Nov. 14, to the… Read more

Hot Toddy Recipe

A hot toddy is the perfect drink to warm up and unwind after a day on the slopes. At The Little Nell, we prepare our hot toddy with Colorado Bourbon from Peach Street In Palisade, honey from hives on Aspen Mountain – produced exclusively for element 47 by ski patroller Ed Colby who is a beekeeper in… Read more

Biju’s Little Curry Shop Guest Chef Dinner

This winter, The Nell introduces our Guest Chef Dinner Series, enlisting talent from acclaimed restaurants across the country and even abroad for unique culinary experiences at element 47. For the first installment, Biju’s Little Curry Shop, based in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, will take over element 47 for a special, one-night only dinner. Chef Biju Thomas, founder and… Read more

The Nell Takes Part in Boulder Burgundy Festival

From October 22 – 25, Boulder Burgundy Festival brought together leading wine professionals, producers, aficionados and enthusiasts from across the country, including a significant number from Aspen and The Little Nell, for a four-day extravaganza of events. Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman founded the festival five years ago, creating an opportunity to… Read more

2016 James Beard Awards Call for Entries

The countdown to the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards is underway. Considered the Oscars of the American restaurant world, the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers… Read more

Photographer Spotlight: Scott Clark

Scott Clark is a photographer based in Los Angeles who frequently shoots weddings for The Little Nell. His background in photography started as a child, when he and his father built a darkroom in their basement. His professional background is primarily in the commercial and editorial fields, shooting for clients such as the Gap, Crate and Barrel, GQ, Martha Stewart, Hallmark and… Read more

Frieze London

The Little Nell, Aspen Skiing Company and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association were in London last week for Frieze London, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, held in Regent’s Park from October 14 to 17. The 13th edition of the fair featured works from 164 galleries from 27 countries, primarily post year 2000,… Read more

A Photographer’s Favorite Spots in Aspen

Brian Leahy is a photographer based in California who frequently visits Aspen to shoot weddings for The Nell. He’s photographed endless weddings along the coast, on the beach, and in the hills, but doesn’t always get the chance to take advantage of such wide and sweeping landscapes in places like Aspen. We asked Brian to share his five… Read more