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Stan Cheo’s Big 4-0

May Selby
Quite the party planner, Chris Cheo ensured that her husband, Stan, celebrated his 40th birthday in style.

Stan Cheo spent his 40th birthday surrounded by about 100 of his closest friends for a fiesta of grand proportions. Chris Cheo, Stan’s devoted wife, organized a dinner and dancing extravaganza staged at their home in Woody Creek last Saturday night. Chefs Todd Slossberg and Rob Zack of Crave Kitchen and Catering served up crab cakes, lamb chops, lobster ravioli and other delectable dishes. Bartenders cracked brews, poured wine and mixed many a martini – Stan’s signature cocktail. After dinner, guests gathered for a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” as Stan carefully made a wish, then blew out candles on a two-tiered chocolate cake. “Not only do we live in the best place on earth, but we have the most awesome friends,” said the slightly choked up guest of honor.

A few of his friends commented on how much they appreciate having him in their lives, as well. Chris Kelly who spent that day skiing Aspen Mountain with Stan and a band of friends, noted he’s “a wonderful father, a great husband and is the most sensitive guy. He also always wears the greatest shirts.” Aspenite Scott Hicks reminisced about meeting Stan when he first arrived on the scene more 15 years ago.”We were essentially in the same freshman class – 1990 in Aspen. I’m always surprised by how many of us are still living in the valley.” Longtime friend James “J.T” Timoneytraveled from Los Angeles for the occasion; Terri and Tony Caine flew in from Chicago expressly for the grand affair. “Stan’s so special – we couldn’t miss out,” Terri said. “There’s only one Stanley.”To contact May to send info, insights or invites, e-mail