Stroll through The Little Nell Gardens

[slideshow] We love strolling through our gardens in the summer and enjoying the bright, colorful blooms. Take a look at what’s blooming this July! Photos courtesy of Dan Bayer. Garden tended by Busy Beavers Gardening.

The “+1″ Dilemma

Every year our Events Team puts on a series of fabulous weddings, particularly in the summer and early fall. We are at the middle of family dramas, planning dilemmas and any number of issues that are bound to come up while organizing such an important event. We receive TONS of questions from what food to… Read more

Hiking to Crested Butte

One of our favorite activities in the height of summer is hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte. It sounds daunting… Just driving to Crested Butte takes several hours via Kebler Pass, but this day hike is not only doable — it’s downright cushy (well, once you get done with the hiking part). We like to… Read more

Get to Know Carlton

This posting came from a blog post by C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). Our young and dapper assistant wine director, Carlton McCoy, received a scholarship from the organization which allowed him to pursue an education in the culinary arts.  C-CAP Alum, Carlton McCoy Class of 2002, Anacostia High School, District of Columbia It was… Read more

Wedding of the Month – Mawa and Daniel

How did you two meet?  We met nine years ago in Kennebunkport, Maine. Daniel and I were working for the same company but at different restaurants. Nothing ever happened between us at the time, but then we met two years ago in Kennebunkport again. He thought I was cute and interested in him, but I… Read more

Greenalicious

Children’s Health Foundation, an Aspen-based nonprofit dedicated to improving nutrition in schools, is presenting the 6th annual Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza at The Little Nell on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Hosted at the height of Aspen’s summer season, Greenalicious is an exclusive evening featuring exquisite food, tantalizing wine pairings, a luxury live auction and original entertainment… Read more

Summer in a Glass

Sabato Sagaria is the food and beverage director at The Little Nell in Aspen. He has worn several hats during his career as cook, restaurant manager, professor, author and most recently, master sommelier. He’s currently spreading the summer cocktail gospel to the masses… I fell in love with aperitifs on a trip to Fruili, Italy…. Read more

Perfect Day: Art

What’s Your Perfect Aspen Day? Who: The Art Lover What: Galleries, museums and more Where: Aspen and the surrounding area First, get your day started with a coffee and croissant. Care to try something new? Frank Thirion’s French Pastry Café on Hopkins Avenue is a great spot for a quick bite … or lingering over… Read more

Perfect Summer Day: Relaxation

What’s Your Perfect Aspen Day? Who: The Relaxation Warrior What: A day packed with relaxation, serenity and culture Where: Aspen and the surrounding area You like to exercise and have fun, but being in Aspen is all about relaxing and unwinding. Balancing the mind, body and spirit. Ahhhhh. Morning Yoga Looking for a group yoga… Read more

Perfect Summer Day: Adventure

What’s Your Perfect Aspen Day? Who: The Exercise Junkie What: A day packed with exercise and outdoors Where: Aspen and the surrounding area You like to bike. You like to hike. All in the same day! For this type of day, you are going to need a big breakfast. Take some time to load up… Read more