Around Aspen: More ballet gala
There were so many people having such a good time at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Gala that I had enough photos for two columns. Co-chairs for the event were Mona Look-Mazza, Carolyn Powers and Sandy Soares, while honoree Betty Weiss was honorary chairman.The October issue of Town & Country magazine (on the stands now) features an article and many photos of part-time Aspenites Lynda and Stewart Resnick and the “Pom Palace,” their palatial and art-filled home in Los Angeles. This month, works from the Resnick collection will be displayed in “Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection,” one of the inaugural shows in the new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The new art museum, whose architect is Renzo Piano, is one of Lynda’s passions. According to the magazine, the Resnicks – outgoing Lynda and the more reserved Stewart – entertain the likes of David Geffen and Nora Ephron at home, appear in society pages, and as Michael Govan, LACMA’s director notes, “always check the top box for donations on benefit RSVPs.” They are self-made billionaires, owning Teleflora, POM Wonderful, Fiji Water, and are owners of many California orchards. They sold their profitable Franklin Mint in 2006. The Resnicks have a home here near Independence Pass and are supporters of the Aspen Institute and many arts organizations.The same issue of Town & Country includes their annual wedding issue and two of the featured brides with many photos of their weddings are Sydney Johnson, who wed Chad McConathy, and Alexa Weeks, who wed Rodrigo Pessoa. Both young women spent many of their growing-up years in Aspen, as their families had homes here.Undercurrent … The yellow leaves skitter down the streets when the slightest wind blows.
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Pitkin County administrators are proposing a more than $142 million budget for 2020, which is about $6 million less than this year because of fewer construction projects and capital improvements.