Bon anniversaire, Rylan |

Bon anniversaire, Rylan

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
1. Birthday girl Rylan with her mom, Jessica Phillips, and her dad, Tejay van Garderen.

International traveler extraordinaire Rylan van Garderen turned 1 in Paris in April and had a party in Aspen in May. Her parents, Jessica Phillips and pro cyclist Tejay van Garderen, hosted the first birthday soiree at the Limelight Hotel with the creative touch of their party-planning friend Britta Gustafson, of Aspen Petit Elite.

Since her arrival last spring, Rylan’s been to Europe three times, graced the podium twice on the pro-cycling circuit (in her father’s arms), developed quite the refined palate (she even likes liver) and made many friends. Several of her contemporaries, also born in 2013, were party guests, including Lachlan, Abby, Henry, Remy, Clark and Vita as well as older kids and siblings, relatives and her parents’ friends.

The French-themed event featured decor and delicacies like bikes, balloons, champagne and macaroons, along with savory bites from the Limelight, plus a table full of gifts for the amiable 1-year-old.

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