About Us: Jillian Livingston, Founder of Aspen Real Life

About Aspen’s Favorite Blog

Welcome to Aspen Real Life, a destination site that creates a culture of connection and community, sharing what’s happening and cool in our valley.

Whether you are a visitor looking to get to the core of our valley to plan the coolest trip ever, or a local wanting to connect more with our business community through the Aspen Business Connect network, Aspen Real Life is here to share the voices from our community and provide you with everything you’ll need to explore, connect with, and learn more about the best that our valley has to offer!.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look around and join our community.

FOUNDER: JILLIAN LIVINGSTON moved to Aspen in 1990 after working at Simon & Schuster and Seventeen Magazine in New York City. Five years later she met and married her Colorado-born husband and they started a family. Wanting to create a life where she could earn an income while being with their boys, Jillian started a blog in 2009 documenting life lived in one of America’s top resort towns. As her audience grew and her boys demanded a more private existence, she switched from stories from the home to stories about local life lived in our valley. An influencer, podcaster, radio host, and freelance travel writer, Jillian believes in the power of unity, doing whatever she can to intentionally create community. Jillian has contributed to luxury travel sites such as; Inspirato, Quintess, Bespoke Concierge Magazine, and Destinations Travel Magazine.