Wedding of the Month – MOTB Edition

We often feature brides from fabulous Little Nell weddings in our “Wedding of the Month” highlights, but this June, we thought we would spice things up a bit! Nancy Brown, an MOTB (mother-of-the-bride), was kind enough to answer all our questions and talk candidly about her experience helping to plan a wedding at The Little… Read more

Summer Wine Picks from a Master

Wondering what to pour and enjoy this summer? We’ve asked our wine team what they are drinking as the weather turns warm, and we’ll be sharing their answers with you this month on the blog. First up: Two great picks from Master Sommelier Sabato Sagaria.  Txomin Etxaniz, Getariako Txakolina, Spain Don’t be afraid of all… Read more

Save the Food!

When the Bureau of Land Management recently delayed its proposed August lease sale in the North Fork Valley to further analyze the impacts of drilling, our chefs were cheering. The Aspen Skiing Company’s food and beverage team, including Michael Daley, Robert McCormick and Sabato Sagaria of The Little Nell and On-Mountain Executive Chef Jim Butchart, led the charge… Read more

Heli-fly fishing with The Little Nell

Fly Fishing at its Best All avid fly fisherman, my Dad, my brother-in-law and some family friends from Northern Michigan came to Aspen last Fall to pay me a visit and check out the foliage. Knowing that we had only one full day to fly fish, I decided to start at the top — The… Read more

What A Wonderful Wedding

Our Events Team is gearing up for wedding season here in Aspen. Our summer/fall is jam-packed with events, so we’ve been looking back at past events for a bit of inspiration and nostalgia. Here are a few fun videos of mountain-top bliss on our wedding deck! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8f0k3iucyI&w=560&h=315] [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/30579796 w=500&h=213] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLr2SlWXXHE&w=560&h=315] [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27712299… Read more

Connect the Dots in Aspen – May 5

Here’s info on a really cool event the Aspen Skiing Company is working on with 350.org on Saturday, May 5, including screening of James Balog’s film “Chasing Ice” at the Belly Up, speakers, kids’ activities, educational booths, live music, drink specials at Ajax Tavern and the world’s toughest ski race! Here are the details from 350.org. … Read more

Wine in the Workplace

Wine in the Workplace I was in a colleague’s office recently and was admiring the nice collection of wine that he had received as gifts. Unfortunately, he was storing them on his top shelf where they were subject to heat and light. (You never want to expose your wine to the elements like this!) I… Read more

Clean the World – One Bar at a Time

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, so we thought we’d share a fun little eco-factoid from the hotel. Ever wonder what happens to the half-used bar of soap or partially used bottle of shampoo once you check out of The Little Nell? Gioanna Villabrille, The Little Nell’s executive housekeeper, asked the question and identified an alternative… Read more

Time to Shut Her Down

Spring sprung a bit early in Aspen, so we’re responding to mother nature accordingly. This weekend marks the end of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass, with closing day festivities at Snowmass, Aspen and Highlands all happening with a bang. We’ve got the guide to making this one COUNT. Will you be celebrating at all three? Snowmass Saturday,… Read more

Spring Wine Picks

Whether you celebrate spring with a family feast of ham, lamb or cabbage and carrots, here are 5 great wines to enjoy!  2007 Schramsberg “Blanc de Blancs.”  A terrific domestic sparkling wine. Great with oysters or on its own. 2010 Lewis Cellars Chardonnay, Napa.  A full-bodied and delicious chardonnay that’s great with matzoh ball soup… Read more