Mountain Mayhem: Evening on the lake
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies presented a spectacular Evening on the Lake, its annual summer benefit held July 13. The misty weather set the tone for a mystical yet elegant evening as guests arrived carrying umbrellas in an array of colors while some even donned Wellingtons for walking the path to the preserve. The decor was spot on for the summer celebration with mason jars with violet flowers lining the walkway to the party, and clear-topped tents surrounding Hallam Lake held lanterns in pastel hues, strung from the ceiling. Additional touches included live music by Pearl & Wood played and appearances by ACES’ resident birds.
The menu featured Woody Creek Distillers cocktails, a gourmet dinner by chef and restaurateur Mark Fischer featuring sustainably grown food from Rock Bottom Ranch, and wines by Margerum Wine Co. presented by The Little Nell’s master sommelier Carlton McCoy.
ACES 2017 honoree Chip Giller, founder of Grist, spoke about the work the non-profit online magazine has been focusing on, having published environmental news and commentary since 1999. Proceeds from the evening will benefit ACES’ environmental science educational programs. Learn more about ACES online: http://www.aspennature.org.
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