Wedding Inspiration: Western Rehearsal Dinner

One wedding trend we can REALLY get behind is the formal wedding paired with an informal rehearsal dinner. What’s better than rocking heels one night and jeans another? One of our favorite themes in this vein is the Western Rehearsal Dinner. Nothing screams Aspen like some cowboy hats, laid-back fare and bluegrass music. This rehearsal… Read more

Wine Pairing with the Oscar Nominees

We had to share this fun post from SOMM Documentary Film on Facebook. SOMM is an upcoming feature documentary chronicling one of the hardest exams in the world – the Master Sommelier Exam. Filmed in six countries over two years, the film includes our very own Food and Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria as he wrestles with… Read more

National Margarita Day!

It’s National Margarita Day (who knew?), so we’re celebrating at Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain by serving up our Flaming Lips of Bell. This spicy marg will definitely put a kick in your afternoon. In a shaker filled with ice, combine: – 2 ounces Herradura Tequila – 1 ounce of Grand Marnier… Read more

Iron Bartender… the battle continues

Iron Bartender is back! Each Sunday night from 5:30-6:30 we’re pitting Aspen’s best bartenders in a head-to-head competition in the Terrace Bar. The winner will receive a trip to “Tales of The Cocktail” in New Orleans to party with some of America’s greatest cocktail creators. This Sunday, it’s Strider from the J-bar and Kayla from Jimmy’s…. Read more

Featured Wedding: Sarah and Shea

How did you two meet? A huge Colorado Snowstorm brought us together on my birthday in March 2010. Two days before my 31st birthday, my girlfriends were throwing me a party at Riever’s Bar in Denver. Around noon that day it began to snow. It snowed more than 20” in the mountains and more than 9”… Read more

Valentine’s Day in Aspen

The Little Nell’s Element 47 restaurant is offering a four course, $95 prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. So grab your honey and go celebrate! Call 970-920-6330 for reservations.

Element 47 Artists

Element 47, the new restaurant at The Little Nell, is just as much a feast for the eyes as the taste buds. Here’s a look at the artists and their work that are exhibited in the space. Paula Crown received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago… Read more

Cocktail Recipe: The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining – This is one of our newest cocktails at The Little Nell’s signature restaurant, Element 47. It’s the perfect special occasion drink with Vodka from Colorado, delicious fresh blood orange puree and even an edible silver leaf on top. Aspen was originally a silver mining town, so this drink is not only… Read more

Spring Rocks in Aspen

Aspen/Snowmass is celebrating the 10th season of the Bud Light Hi-Fi concert series with a top-notch line-up including Mutemath, Easy Star All-Stars, Brett Dennen, MarchFourth Marching Band and Grouplove. These acts will rock various locations around Aspen/Snowmass this winter as a part of the ongoing free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series and CORE Party concert,… Read more

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz makes lots of delicious treats this time of year. Her penguin snowboarder cupcake? Legendary. But perhaps the most warming, delicious concoction from her kitchen is her hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows. We also like to “super size” it by adding Amaretto, Bailey’s, Frangelica, Coffee Liqueur, Rumpleminze or another adult… Read more