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Mountain Mayhem: Bright nights

May Selby
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado
May SelbyMissy Brasington with Eric and Casey Wood at Liv Aspen Art Gallery.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, in New York City, Aspen/Snowmass and Quintes sentially, the world’s leading global luxury lifestyle group, hosted a soiree in SoHo.

‘Aspen Nights’ celebrated ski season in the world’s premier ski town with a fashion show fea turing apparel from designers J-Mendel and Bogosse and an A-list crowd including the cast of America’s Next Top Model. Aspen ski flicks played on plasmas at the hip William Bennett Gallery while DJ Robbie Loggia provided the beats.

On Saturday, Nov. 22, Leigh McGilvray and Jenny Moore coordi nated an offseason get-together at Riverside Grill in Basalt. The hostesses invited friends to gather at the downvalley hotspot and take advantage of the calm before the storm of the holiday season.

Aspen Magazine and Liv Aspen Art hosted an exhibit last Wednesday at the Aspen Highlands art gallery, offering a first look at paintings and photographs from local artists presenting their work in Miami next month. Artist and Liv Aspen Art Gallery owner Olivia Daane Reische organized the local exhibit and coordinated the artists joining her at the inaugural Bridge Miami Winwood from Dec. 2-7. The boutique-style fair features galleries and artists’ projects presented in a modular, museum-grade exhibition space, built on a 60,000-square-foot devel opment in midtown Miami.

Save the date for the annual Summit for Life Uphill next Saturday night. To kick off the weekend, J.Crew at-the-mountain is offering a shopping spree benefiting the Chris Klug Foundation, an Aspen-based nonprofit organization that promotes organ and tissue donation through action sports. From Dec. 5-7 shop at the new store, located at 205 South Mill St., and receive 10 percent off all items. In return, J.Crew will donate 10 percent of those purchases to the Chris Klug Foundation. Be sure to mention you’re shopping for Summit for Life to receive the discount.

On Saturday, December 6, the nighttime uphill race starts at the base of Aspen Mountain and ends with a party at the Sundeck. This year’s event offers two starting times ” 5:15 p.m. for the recreational wave and 6 p.m. for the competitive heat.

To participate, there is a $40 registration fee, which also includes a commitment to raise pledges for the Chris Klug Foundation. Racers are encouraged to raise as much as possible and be in the running to win a trip to the Dominican Republic, a two-night stay at The Little Nell or K2 skis. Supporters can also partake in the party at the Sundeck by registering to “Ride for Life” and take the gondola up.

To register for the race; donate to the cause or to learn more about Aspen Summit for Life 2008, visit or contact Holly at 970.274.0832 or at

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