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

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

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

Family Getaway to Aspen

Keri Blair, owner of The Style Studio, recently visited Aspen to meet with clients and enjoy a weekend getaway with her family. As a personal stylist and image consultant, Keri knows a thing or two about style, and says The Little Nell did not disappoint. This fall, Keri stayed at The Nell with her husband and daughter,… Read more

Top 5 Winter Adventures in Aspen

Temperatures are cooling and leaves are falling. We all know what that means – winter is coming. The Little Nell’s Skiing and Winter Adventures offer a variety of activities for all types of guests. Want to be the first skier down the mountain? Learn to operate a snowcat? We’ve got all that and more. Start planning your winter… Read more

Ride & Dine Dinner at Rock Bottom Ranch

Have you experienced a farm-to-table dinner this summer? Don’t miss your chance! Join us for the final event in our popular Ride & Dine Series Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4-9 p.m. at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt. The Little Nell is proud to team up with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) to support its Sustainable Agriculture Education Program…. Read more