Mountain Mayhem: ‘Tis the Season |

Mountain Mayhem: ‘Tis the Season

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
Friends Angie Comer, Karin Derly, Gina Tolleson, Rhonda Fischer, and Amy and Roland Zimmer at French Alpine Bistro. Courtesy photo.
Chica’s ribbon cutting with John Kunkel, Yavuz Pehlivanlar and Michael Main. Nik House Media photo.
The Chica Aspen team. Nik House Media photo.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s Liz Cluley, Sarah Lasser, Mackenzie Sexton, Bridget Crosby, and Debbie Braun at Chica’s ribbon cutting. Nik House Media photo.
Madhappy Outdoors' photo shoot in Aspen featuring the first-ever headphones collaboration with Apple Beats. Courtesy photo.
Madhappy Outdoors x Apple Beats. Courtesy photo.
Belly Up Aspen owner Michael Goldberg with the one and only Wyclef Jean.
Photographer Gray Malin in Aspen with his team Erin Littlepage, Andrew Sisk, Isabella Lyle-Durham and Gigi Avendano.
Amnon and Shana Levy ring in her 50th at Betula.

The holidays are here with an action-packed calendar of events around Aspen from tree lightings at hotels to live music and DJ sets booked at Belly Up to seasonal menus and prix fixe dinners at restaurants to retail pop-up shops and capsule collection drops.

On Monday, Dec. 6, 50 Eggs Hospitality Group commemorated the opening of its newest location of Chica at Residences at The Little Nell with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Aspen Chamber Resort Association President and CEO Debbie Braun and other representatives joined 50 Eggs Hospitality Group Founder and CEO John Kunkel, Chief Operating Officer Yavuz Pehlivanlar, Vice President of Operations Michael Main and General Manager Anthony Viera for the celebration. Those in attendance had the opportunity to exclusively experience the new restaurant and indulge in a sampling of the menu and a celebratory Champagne toast. Chica will be open year-round offering lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, as well as après-ski, grab-and-go and a late night menu. Partner Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia curated the menu, which draws from Chica’s Miami and Las Vegas locations and also showcases new dishes, allowing guests to explore the bold flavors of Latin American with influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, and beyond.

On Dec. 9, the cult-followed lifestyle brand Madhappy launched the winter installment of Madhappy Outdoors featuring the first-ever headphones collaboration with Apple Beats, alongside a limited-edition collection of sportswear and gear with a photo shoot set in Aspen. Celebrated for their purpose-driven hoodies and sweats, as well as high-profile collaborators and celebrity fans, this marks the apparel brand’s first foray into outdoor equipment. Customers can now shop on their Instagram account and as well as at Madhappy Aspen from Dec. 17 through January at 204 S. Galena Street.

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