Around Aspen: Greenalicious
At the end of the 2008 Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, there was a special event at Belly Up called Greenalicious, which benefited the Childrens Health Foundations Lunch for Life initiative and Food & Wine Magazines Grow for Good campaign benefiting Wholesome Wave Foundation.The evening featured culinary creations by famous chefs Michel Nischan, founder of Wholesome Wave Foundation, who has Dressing Room, A Homegrown Restaurant in Westport, Conn.; Mark Miller of The Coyote Cafe in Santa Fe; and Rick Moonen of Las Vegas. Another guest of honor was Ivanka Trump. One of the auction items at the benefit was a private shopping experience with Ivanka at her Madison Avenue boutique in New York City.Aspenites can now plan for another New York City trip The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by part-time Aspenite Evelyn Lauder, will hold its annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 29 at the Waldorf-Astoria. The Jill Rose Award will be presented to world-renowned cancer biologist Robert Weinberg, Ph.D., of the Whitehead Institute at MIT. The Humanitarian Award will be presented to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. For reservations or more information, call Anne MacGillivray at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at 646-497-2606. News of college students: Katherine Ann Panek, a junior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., has been named to the Deans List for academic achievement for the spring 2008 semester. Victoria H. Work graduated this spring from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a degree in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology/biochemistry. At Colby, Victoria was named to the Deans List, Distinction in Major, and Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. She is a graduate of Aspen High School and the daughter of Stephanie and Horace Work of Snowmass Village.Aspen author Dexter Cirillo has published a new book, Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions, which is a sequel to her critically acclaimed Southwestern Indian Jewelry. The new book, with photography by Addison Doty, features more than 80 jewelers from 18 tribes, including the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Apache, and Rio Grande Pueblo peoples. These artists represent the new generation of jewelers who have emerged within the last 25 years. Dexter is busy this summer traveling and doing book signings.Undercurrent … The poppies are at their peak!
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