Whitewaller Aspen 2018 is taking you to Colorado for the Aspen Art Museum‘s annual ArtCrush event, highlighting where to go to eat and drink at, see art, and relax. Below, we’re sharing a list of top places to see art, eat, drink, and relax at by the manger at Hotel Jerome, Tony DiLucia.
WHERE TO EAT & SIP
For sipping, the Living Room at the Hotel Jerome right behind the mail lobby. It originally was the men’s smoking room back in 1889. The designer, Todd Avery Lenahan, recreated the room (without the smoke of course). Crafted cocktail list and delicious bites. Cache Cache is perfect for both sipping and eating. French bistro with some outstanding classics like escargot, onion soup, osso bucco, and the best rack of lamb in town. Extensive wine list as well. Located in the heart of Aspen.
WHERE TO SEE ART
We are so fortunate in a town this size to have a world class museum like the Aspen Art Museum. I also enjoy walking through downtown Aspen to see what is new at some of my favorite galleries, such as the Baldwin Gallery, Galerie Maximillian. There are many more with varied art for everyone’s taste and preferences—all walking distance throughout downtown Aspen. Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass is something to see with its workshops, artist in residence programs, events, and one of the best annual auctions in August each year. The Red Brick Center for the Arts is an interesting stop, located in the historic west end neighborhood of Aspen. It features and sells work of local artists, and offers workshops for both adults and children.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN & RELAX
There is so much to do here for fun and relaxation it is actually overwhelming. Winter favorites: long walk and hike up Independence Pass, ski Highlands in the morning, long lunch at Cloud 9, 90 minute massage. Summer favorites: hike the Hunter Creek Loop, lunch and nap by the river, early alfresco dinner and enjoy a performance at any of the venues presented by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen Music Festival, Theater Aspen, and Jazz Aspen.