Mountain Mayhem: Summer Celebrations |

Mountain Mayhem: Summer Celebrations

01: Palladium Properties' launch party in their new space across from the art museum.

This summer has seen a parade of celebrations from birthdays to anniversaries to new business ventures.

On June 26, Keele Loyd celebrated the eighth anniversary of her luxury consignment shop and resale boutique, The Little Bird, in the Aspen Grove building. Since opening in 2007, The Little Bird has carried couture from top designer fashion houses such as Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Valentino, and also expanded to a second outpost near the Galleria on Post Oak Boulevard in Houston.

Business partners Krista Klees and Sarah Smith of Palladium Properties hosted a launch party for their new company on July 30. The afternoon gathering took place in their bright and windowed office directly across from the Art Museum with apps, drinks and many friends and clients.

Founded in 2010, the Aspen Valley Marathon celebrated its fifth annual running last month. Race organizers Katherine Fitzgerald and Sean Solon produced yet another successful series of events on July 19, including a full marathon (a Boston qualifying event) and half-marathon, both well-supported and scenic runs along the Rio Grande Trail, and a 5K around Basalt.

The 11th annual ArtCrush summer benefit for the Aspen Art Museum was another resounding success. Held over the last weekend, the sequence of events included WineCrush, PreviewCrush, ArtCrush and AfterPartyCrush.

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