Happy New Year Babes, one of my New Year’s resolutions, is to not procrastinate as much. With that said before I get into some of the New Year’s topics/ blog posts I wanted to write, I thought I would start with getting my Aspen Guide out as it is fresh in my mind.
I have been going to Aspen since I was born, my grandfather (my dad’s dad) bought a house many many years ago and the families have been going up ever since. I have talked about my love of tradition before and this is another tradition my parents created for us that I am forever grateful for. We go up every year for Christmas or just after Christmas and spend about a week in our winter wonderland oasis also known as Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen is the most quaint, posh, magical, and picturesque winter wonderland, ski town in Colorado. Just when you think it can’t get more beautiful, it starts to snow… as each pine tree branch collects with snow, and the roads disappear, the clouds slowly begin to cover over the mountain tops, and you feel like you’re in a real-life snow globe.
I didn’t get many pictures this year as the trip got a little hectic and I was trying to unplug and unwind, but I will share the few pics I did get. I will also for sure return back and flood your feed with pics next time.
Below I will share my favorite places to eat, stay, shop and what I like to do during our stay.
My Winter Guide to Aspen, Colorado!
Where to Eat:
There are soo many amazing restaurants in Aspen, that you can really spend some of your days just hoping from restaurant to restaurant.
- Hotel Jerome- The prospect restaurant in the hotel is where I like to eat almost every morning. It has the best lattes and breakfast options, and for sure gramable inside. My go to order is the Jerome Breakfast with a side of avocado and tomatoes, and pork sausage or the Huevos Rancheros.
- Spring Café- healthy spot that’s quick for sit down or to go.
- St.Regis- The breakfast buffet is on point. I like to sit there in the mornings and enjoy there outdoor Christmas decor.
- Velvet Buck- cute new spot I have yet to try but on my list for next time.
- Hickory House- it’s your typical old fashion mountain town breakfast spot.
- Creperie du Village French Alpine Bistro- the cutest little French bistro with amazing cheese fondue, chocolate fondue and crepes in town.
- Ajax Tavern- The best Wagyu Chili is the best in town and I crave it the second we land. Ajax is our first stop always. Ontop of the chili I cant get enough of the truffle fries… YUM!! Also it is inside and outside of The Little Nell hotel and it is so much fun to sit outside snd people watch!
- Element 47- yummy little place inside the little Nell hotel to get a good meal inside.
- Meat and Cheese- All the yummy cheese boards you can imagine
- White House Tavern- The Crispy Chicken Sandwich with fries is to die for.
- Matshuyisa- best sushi in town
- Grey Lady- New England style seafood
- Kenichi- where we go for Sushi if Matshuyisa is booked
- Mi Chola- yummy Mexican restaurant, my go to are the fajitas
- Casa Tua- Italian – has amazing truffle fondue
- Mezzalunas- yummy Italian
- Cloud 9- take a snow cat all the way up the mountain to a cute dinner in the cloud 9 cabin restaurant
- Lynn Britt Cabin –
- The Monarch- really cute steak house. They have this plaid wallpaper and décor that I swoon over.
Where to Stay:
What to do:
- Après Ski- get drinks at Little Nell, Ajax, or the St. Regis, which is where I like to go for hot cocoa and S’mores by the fireplace.
- Ski or Snowboard on one of the amazing mountains- buttermilk, highland, Ajax, Snowmass, etc.
- Dog Sledding
- Walk around the beautiful town and shop: Intermix, Gorsuch, Pitkin County, Rag n Bone, Frame, Gucci, Forty Five Ten, Cosbar, O2 Aspen (workout clothes)
- Cross Country Ski
- Take the Gondola to the top of Ajax mountain and enjoy the views and go for lunch.
- Spa day: My favorite to place to enjoy a relaxing day is at The St. Regis. Start with using their workout room, the hot and cold pool and the oxygen room where they serve tea and complimentary champagne (if you are getting a service.)
If you have any other questions on travel or want more details, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below! I hope you all had the best holiday and are getting back into the swing of things with more pep in your step as we embark on a New Year.