Ringing it in | AspenTimes.com

Ringing it in

Sisters Liz and Julia Del Orme out on the town over the holidays. (May Selby)

Aspen has long been a popular spot to transition from one year to the next as evidenced by the slew of New Year’s Eve events staged around town. From ZZ Top live at the Belly Up Aspen to a festive fireworks show over Aspen Mountain to invite-only house parties, there wasn’t a lack of action or options for how to spend the evening in ’07.

A stop on the celebrity path this year was the Aspen Peak party at the St. Regis where the likes of Barry Bonds and Denise Rich made the rounds. Niche Media CEO Jason Binn was the consummate host for the annual event, which is always worth a visit to see how those on the eclectic guest list dress.

The Regal Watering Hole also hosted a gala on the 31st in their recently remodeled space. Formerly Bar Aspen and, prior to that, Shooter’s, the club’s face lift offers a fresh perspective with leather floors, a lounge, plenty of room to dance and DJs spinning on a nightly basis. New Year’s Eve was no exception with the crowd poised and ready to party like it was 1999.

Fittingly, a last leg of the night for many revelers was the sultry lingerie party at a Red Mountain residence that stretched into the early hours of the 1st. Fortunately, most guests were dressed for the feathers by the time they cabbed it home – making it easy to call it a night when getting in that morning.

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