Mountain Mayhem: Celebrating Spring
Rounding up social and community events from the past few weeks, it’s been a spring chock full of celebrations.
Related and Aspen Magazine hosted a fabulous party on March 23 at the Viceroy Snowmass, welcoming owners, guests and friends for a deluxe evening of drinks, dinner and dancing. The Viceroy ballroom was decked to the nines with specialty cocktails bars, raw bars, passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts, along with lounge seating and high-top tables for dining and a dance floor to get down to the sounds of DJ Vice (no relation to the property, but a great brand fit!). The urban theme threaded through the party highlighting new Related properties in New York such as 70 Vestry in Tribeca and 520 West 28th in West Chelsea, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, and Hudson Yards on the West Side of Manhattan and in Chicago such as One Bennet Park.
Aspen Film celebrated its 25th annual Shortsfest this spring from April 5 to 10 with comedies, dramas, documentaries, animated films, and student shorts among the submissions. Aspen Shortsfest is recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America and both the jury (comprised of critic/programmer David Ansen, critic/writer Lisa Kennedy, and producer Danielle Renfrew Behrens) and audience chose the winners for a variety of categories, providing career distinctions and prize money to the selected filmmakers. Visit http://www.aspenfilm.org for news and membership opportunities.
Aspen Buffs is the official alumni association for The University of Colorado who live in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Buffs hosted a spring ski day on April 8 on Aspen Mountain with home base at Buckhorn Cabin, hoisting a CU flag in the snow and serving up beers, burgers, brats and more. The next Aspen Buffs gathering will be this summer. To join the list and learn more, visit http://www.aspenbuffs.org.
Last Friday, Aspen Sojourner editor-in-chief and freelance writer Cindy Hirschfeld marked a milestone birthday with a party at Woody Creek Community Center. Orchestrated by her husband Todd Hartley, also a writer who pens a column in The Aspen Times, the evening was a great success with friends of all ages in attendance and Todd’s witty limericks recited before blowing out the birthday candles.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
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This weekend we go local. After the bacchanalia that was the Food & Wine Classic last week, we turn to Snowmass for a kinder, gentler wine gathering as the 19th Snowmass Wine Festival gets underway.