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When Chicago businessman Walter Paepcke first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1945 he envisioned it as an ideal gathering place for thinkers, leaders, artists, and musicians from all over the world to step away from their daily routines and reflect on the underlying values of society and culture. He dreamed of transforming the town into a center for dialogue, a place for “lifting us out of our usual selves”.

What has always set Aspen apart from our other ski towns are the cultural organizations in our valley that bring us world premiere talent. With the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Music Festival & School, Aspen Film, Aspen Santa Fè Ballet and The Wheeler Opera House, amongst others, the best days are the ones where we play outside and then head over to one of our cultural institutions to elevate our minds.

Lead With Love 2018. Nourishment - A Game Plan for Prosperity

Lead With Love 2018. Nourishment – A Game Plan for Prosperity

The Lead With Love Summit 2018 just soulfully rooted itself in our mountain town October 25th - 28th. Kudos to founder and co-director Gina Murdock and team including; Jess Ewert, Abby Stern and Nicole...
A Quick Guide To Voting by Jill Soffer

A Quick Guide To Voting by Jill Soffer

A Quick Guide To Voting by Jill Soffer Jill Soffer is a Carbondale, Colorado based philanthropist largely focused on environmental progress, carbon reduction, and sustainable farming. She currently serves on the boards of Natural Resources...
Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Feels like winter today.  There's been a hint of it in the air, but today counts. The heat's on officially in my condo and the snow line is headed to 8,000.  You may wince...

Aspen Film’s 39th Aspen Filmfest Program

More than 20 notable films from the international festival circuit to screen from Sept. 25-30, 2018 2018 at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. Aspen Film to...
Women Empowering Women: An Aspen Business Connect Event

Women Empowering Women: An Aspen Business Connect Event

What is Aspen Business Connect At Aspen Business Connect we believe in having a positive impact in our community by promoting, supporting and growing ideas and businesses, and it was an absolute dream come true...
Isa Catto Accepts the Melva Bucksbaum Dedication Award at The Art Base

Isa Catto Accepts the Melva Bucksbaum Dedication Award at The Art Base

With much thanks to Art Aspen for the invite, last weekend I attended the "pARTy" at The Art Base, a gala supporting The Art Base mission to foster creative expression in the visual arts for all...
It All Begins with Community

It All Begins with Community

Aspen Business Connect events are not only a way to easily meet the business professionals of our valley and open up circles for enriching new relationships and collaborations, but they are also to connect...

Art Aspen 2018

LivAspen Art Gallery Owner, Olivia Daane, interviews artists and art patrons for Aspen Real Life. Interviews include; Artist Andy Moses; Gallery Owner Andrea Smith Zieher of Ziehersmith Contemporary Fine Art; Gregory Lahmi of Opera...
Aspen's Teen Artist Axel Livingston

Aspen’s Teen Artist Axel Livingston

Axel Livingston is a sixteen year old artist, and son of Aspen Real Life Editor, Jillian Livingston. Axel's work is influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and the lessor known artist, "Neckface," to name...