This week for ArtCrush 2017, Whitewall is exploring the city of Aspen. Surrounding the Aspen Art Museum’s festive week, visitors are sure to be vying for a good cocktail, a great meal, and a relaxing night’s rest. For the occasion, we’re putting together a list of our top recommendations on where to sip, shop, and stay.
WHERE TO STAY
Located in the heart of Aspen, the historic Hotel Jerome offers mountain visitors an elegant stay with genuine hospitality. With a superb spa, an atrium lobby, several socializing rooms for cocktails and light bites, and the only above ground ballroom in Aspen, the hotel also has a beautiful pool, complementary use of Mercedes Benz cars, and pet-friendly rooms.
330 E Main St., Aspen, CO 81611
Set on five unique acres of lush land, The Gant is a home away from home. Alongside delicious food and beverages from Pepperjack’s Cafe, the hotel also offers The Molly Campbell Conference Center, Aspen Airport transfer vans, and an intimate, central pool.
610 S W End St., Aspen, CO 81611
WHERE TO SIP
Located in the back of Hotel Jerome, J Bar offers specialty cocktails and an intimate escape. Short for “Jerome Bar,” this spot is an authentic, vintage-inspired bar with light fare and an Old West feel.
330 E Main St., Aspen, CO 81611
Known to be a cozy cocktail spot offering cocktails and beer, billiards and cigars, Eric’s Bar is a local spot open daily until 2 a.m.
315 E Hyman Ave. # 211, Aspen, CO 81611
WHERE TO EAT
The Wild Fig
Looking for classic European fare while in Aspen? If so, The Wild Fig is your spot for dishes derived from France, Italy, Spain, and Greece. With delicious classics like ravioli, gazpacho, steak frittes, and seafood stew, this restaurant is a cozy escape from the warm or cold months.
315 E Hyman Ave., Suite 301, Aspen, CO 81611
At The Monarch, guests can expect to find prime steaks, classic appetizers, cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Whether looking for a romantic dinner date spot, or a quick bite out, the restaurant greets its guests with a personal warm welcome.
411 S Monarch St., Aspen, CO 81611
WHERE TO SHOP
In Aspen, one can find some familiar shops, like Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and New York-born Kith. But what’s a shopping trip in Aspen if you don’t step out of the norm a little? At the base of Ajax mountain, Gorsuch is a pleasant boutique offering both modern fashion and traditional ski clothing. Alongside cashmere sweaters and Vilebrequin swimwear, shoppers can find pleasant surprises like sleek Brunello Cucinelli suits and silk Etro blouses.
611 E. Durant Ave., Aspen, CO 81611
Kemo Sabe Aspen
Boots, hats, jewelry, buckles, and more—Kemo Sabe Aspen has it all. From authentic personal shopping to gifting galore, the shop is full of fun and unique treats.
434 E Cooper Ave, # A, Aspen, CO, 81611
WHERE TO SEE ART
Marianne Boesky Gallery
At Marianne Boesky Gallery this summer, art lovers can find the newly-opened “John Houck: Tenth Mountain.” The gallery, open since 1996 and present in both New York and Aspen, offers a worldly view with a dynamic, international roster of both new and acclaimed artists.
Boesky West, 100 South Spring St., Aspen, CO 81611
Now on view at Baldwin Gallery is “Jim Hodges: tracing the contours of our days.” Known as one of Aspen’s most sought after contemporary galleries, the space, run by Richard Edwards, features an array of international artists ranging in mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and more.
209 S Galena St., Aspen, CO 81611
Since its foundation in 1979, the Aspen Art Museum has earned acclaim as a gallery prized for its impressive roster, its educational events, community engagement, and non-collecting status. Now on view at the museum is “Wade Guyton Peter Fischli David Weiss,” and soon to show are: colorful works by Sarah Cain; Zoe Crosher; a group show by Albert Bierstadt, Robert Gober, Richard Prince, and Meg Webster; and Thomas Struth.
637 E Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO 81611