From The Publisher


Summer is once again upon us, bringing with it the events and festivities that make our beautiful mountain town the world-renowned place we’re lucky enough to call home.

The summer event season starts off with its usual bang with our annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. This extravaganza brings with it the top experts and leaders in the culinary and wine fields. With amazing opportunities to expand your knowledge or simply take in all the event has to offer, celebrity chefs and famous vineyards make this a don’t miss event. Our man on the scene, The Little Nell’s own master sommelier, Carlton McCoy, also gives his tips on how to do Food & Wine the right way. We also talk with Maximilian Riedel about the importance of stemware when it comes to wine.

When you think about summer in Aspen, you can’t go past what brings so many people to town: the music!. Our feature article focuses on the who, the what, and the where of the music you can hear this summer. Which brings to mind our cover feature subjects, Hall & Oates, who are closing out the summer music season when they headline the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience. We catch up John Oates, who discusses his career, the duo’s many hits, and their upcoming summer tour.

What an exciting issue! We take a peek behind the door marked “PRIVATE” of the world-famous Caribou Club. The woman behind Katherine LeGrand Custom Goldsmith takes us behind the scenes of her jewelry world. We check in at the Aspen Art Museum, take a spin in the Ultimate Taxi, and take in the amazing sights dining at Aspen Kitchen.

Our real estate expert Jonathan Boxer gives us a vision of what is happening at the reenergized Snowmass Base Village. We hear about the ultimate fall getaway, taking in European Christmas markets, and we also look back fondly at the FIS World Cup Finals from the end of the winter.

With so much excitement ahead, we look forward to seeing you out there, and we hope that everyone enjoys the wine, the dining, the art, and the fashion that makes up our Aspen Luxury Life.

Scott and Carly Weber