Wedding Planner Spotlight: Cristina Verger

Cristina Verger is an event planner based in New York, who specializes in destination weddings. Cristina orchestrated an elegant, black tie wedding at the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain this past April. We asked Cristina to answer a few questions on her experiences with planning destination weddings, and how she overcomes the obstacles of a mountaintop wedding. Q: What led you to… Read more

The Red Light Lounge Returns

The Little Nell’s Red Light Lounge returns for a special one-night tasting on Thursday, Dec.10, at 10 pm. Join Carlton McCoy, Chubby Oveges, wine distributor Craig Lewis of Stelvio Selections and Lyle Railsback to enjoy fine wines in the cellar at The Nell. This exclusive event is hosted by The Nell with a first-come, first-served… Read more

Enter Our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest

We’re excited to announce our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest on Instagram for the 2015/2016 ski season and invite you to express what #NellStyle means to you – from your skiing & winter adventures to wining & dining or simply unwinding. To enter, there are just a few simple instructions to keep in mind: 1) Follow @thelittlenell… Read more

5 Reasons to Ring in 2016 at The Nell

If you’re going to be in Aspen this New Year’s Eve, The Dom Pérignon Party is the place to be. Here are the top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year at The Nell: 1.) Bottomless Dom Pérignon + an open bar. Bottles of Dom will be pouring all night, and if you’re thirsty for something other than champagne,… Read more

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