Around Aspen: Summer events |

Around Aspen: Summer events

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
MEHMarian Davis celebrated her 90th birthday in July and was congratulated by Suzanne Pfister, left, and Betty Pfister.

Summertime in Aspen is filled with celebrations. Among them this summer were the 90th birthday celebration for Marian Davis, held in her charming home and beautiful gardens, and a show of paintings by Aspen watercolor artists at the Aspen Chapel, curated by Connie Madsen.

Theatre Aspen held its third annual Gourmet Dinner to benefit the Theatre Aspen School and year-round education programs on Monday, Aug. 11, at the home of Lynda and Doug Weiser in Old Snowmass.

The annual Gala Fleur de Lis dinner dance given by Les Dames d’Aspen will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows. Tickets are $125 per person for Les Dames members and $175 for non-members. Call 925-3771 for reservations.

Lowell Lebermann held his annual Aspen Cocktail Buffet on Aug. 13 at his home on Glen Eagle Drive. Lowell spends every summer in Aspen, away from his home in Austin, Texas.

In town for a month or so this summer to visit her grandson and great-grandson was Marta Ortega, who is living back in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina (a block from her daughter’s home). Living in Aspen during the 1980s, Marta was the manager for the Bulgari Jewelry Boutique and gave many elegant parties for the company.

In town this week, visiting with Trish Porch and many other old friends is Craig Dickson, who used to be production manager for The Aspen Times, and is now catering and giving parties for Saks Fifth Avenue in Las Vegas.

The September 2008 issue of Architectural Digest magazine includes an article about designer Donna Livingston and the yacht she designed for her husband, Norman Perlmutter, who has homes in California and Aspen. Donna created an elegant atmosphere while accounting for the spatial and mechanical realities of life on a seagoing vessel. Over the years, Donna has designed several homes in the Aspen area.

Undercurrent…It is scary the way tourists, who often haven’t ridden a bicycle in years, come to Aspen and rent a bike. They come at you, wobbling this way and that on the sidewalk ” it’s scary!

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