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FINE ARTS

DAN TELLEEN CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AS A JEWELER AT KARATS

An artist and creative thinker, Dan Telleen’s wearable artwork is dynamic and thought-provoking. Fifty years ago, dan telleen introduced his bold, organic jewelry to Vail. Since then, he has developed a unique style and strong following. Known for his custom designs, his impeccable craftsmanship  and his one-of-a-kind way of linking people with […]

ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT

ABSTRACT DEPTHS AT RAITMAN ART GALLERIES

Kristof Kosmowski’s artwork explores a world of mystery and excitement Kristof Kosmowski and his artistic wife, Noemi, grew up under communist rule in Poland, which Noemi describes as “a really sad … grey nation.” These days, Kristof’s abstract landscapes, full of rich colors, texture and emotional energy, show no signs of […]

ACTIVITIES

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER

From the bubbling rapids of the eagle river to the dips and eddies of the colorado, the rivers, streams and lakes of eagle county offer themselves to sportsmen, adventurers, conservationists and more. by Krista Driscoll and Katie Coakley – photography by Brent Bingham The put-in is alive with excitement. Commercial […]

Chef Profile, DINING

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Chef Wade Eybel talks food, family and the mountain lifestyle By Krista Driscoll, Photography by Brent Bingham If you want some insight into Wade Eybel, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek executive chef, look at his burger. It starts with Colorado Meat Co. grassfed, naturally raised beef, sourced within a 100-mile […]

SHOPPING, STYLE

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE

Photography by Brent Bingham A celebration is defined as “the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity.” Take the “action,” pair it with a glass of bubbly, give a gift of jewelry and let the celebration begin! For jewelry […]

DECOR, DESIGN, LOCAL CHARACTERS

AN OLYMPIAN’S SANCTUARY

Photography by Brent Bingham If you were to look in a dictionary for the explanation of the word “home,” you would find many definitions. “A place of residence.” “The place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.” “The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family […]

DECOR, DESIGN, HOME + GARDEN

ONCE UPON A HOME

This timeless home on Vail’s Beaver Dam Road exudes Old World charm Photography by Brent Bingham and Ric Stovall It’s a home with a story that began less than three decades ago but has now entwined its way around multiple generations and continues to unfold through present and soon-tobe new […]

CHRONICLES

IN A LAND OF GORE

The man whose name adorns a dozen or so natural landmarks had a large appetite or excess and the money to fuel it . The rugged mountain range that can be seen from almost anywhere in Vail and beyond has drawn people to this valley for generations. The only word […]

Activities

RUN ONE, RUN ALL

THE BEST RUNS FOR YOUR MIXED GROUP Navigating ski resorts like Vail and Beaver Creek can be a bit tricky when you’re with a group. Honestly, navigating just about everything (including dinner) can be tricky with a group but finding options to suit a range of skiers and riders on […]

Culture in the Vail Valley

THE ART OF DANCE

The Vilar Performing Arts Center’s winter dance sries is all about connection: with the art form as well as with one another By Caramie Petrowsky Dance is a living, breathing art form: nurture it, love it, support it and it will grow. As such, the future of dance depends on […]

DINING

CREATIVE CONFECTIONS

Photography by Brent Bingham Local pastry chefs produce the sweet creations that feed their cravings. From airy macarons in ethereal colors to dark, sexy chocolate with a comehither wink, sugar has its own revered place at the table. “When you go out to dinner, you remember what you ate first, […]

Activities

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

Head out and discover the magical world of snowshoeing by moonlight By Katie Coakley Photograph by Brent Bingham It was blissfully quiet as I gathered up my pack, strapped on my snowshoes and made my way to the trailhead. A group of five women were waiting; with minimal conversation we […]

Activities

SAVE THE LAST CHAIR

THE LAST WEEK OF THE SKI SEASON IS FULL OF MUSIC, COSTUMES, REVELRY — AND POND SKIMMING In those halcyon days of spring, there’s a unique feeling emanating from folks on the mountain. It’s a mix of joy and wistfulness, a desire to soak every last sensation out of the […]

Blog, DESIGN

Once Upon a Home

It’s a home with a story that began less than three decades ago but has now entwined its way around multiple generations and continues to unfold through present and soon-tobe new owners. The tale begins in the Tyrolean and Swiss Alps and then winds its way to Vail, in a […]

Blog, HOME + GARDEN

Colorado River Ranch

Contrary to popular belief, no one tames the Wild West we can only learn to live in harmony with Mother Nature as she graes us with her bounty, entrances us with her beauty and humbles us with her power. The early homesteaders were seeking to do just that — some […]

Featured Stories

Love on the mountain

We’ve always relied on horses. Now it’s their turn to count on us. And that’s what Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (MVHR) is all about. It’s a place that lets kids and adults love on horses, helping bring them back to life. And it seems, once someone sets foot onto this […]

Blog, LOCAL CHARACTERS

Lindsay Vonn

There’s never a dull moment in Lindsey Vonn’s life. Her home is always buzzing with activity. On this day, she’s rushing in from dropping off a friend at the Eagle Airport and now she must prepare for a photoshoot and interview. Her dogs Lucy, Leo and Bear are running through […]

Featured Stories

ALL THAT GLITTERS

The word “rainbow” can be a bit overwhelming, but many of this year’s festive jewelry collections, which are beaming with colored stones mixed, at times, with gold are meant to intrigue the most savvy collector. Cuff gold bracelets are still-and will always be hot. There are luscious solo chains. Bold […]

Featured Stories, LOCAL CHARACTERS

LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER

Mother-daughter relationships can be diverse and complex yet one of the most significant, as well. They can also be the trickiest to manage. While some mothers are best friends, others see each other once or twice a year. Some face their conflicts; others avoid it at all costs. And still […]

Featured Stories

HOMEGROWN ATHELETES

So, it’s not a surprise that some home grown athletes, as well as those who came to Vail to train—essentially “newbies” represented the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. It was their once-in-a-lifetime chance to cap off years of training—and they did not let us […]

Blog, LOCAL CHARACTERS

REMEMBERING TWO GREAT MEN

Vail has lost many storied people who contributed to the growth and image of the town in some special way. Each one touched lives and made an unforgettable impression on others in many ways. We refer to those people as “legends.”

Education

MI MUNDO ES TU MUNDO

Eagle County’s Dual Language program teaches more than a second language Photography by Brent Bingham It was 1963, and immigration from Cuba was causing a dramatic demographic shift in Miami, Florida. As a result, Coral Way Elementary School instituted conversational Spanish instruction adding a dual language program to its curriculum […]

MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLE

PAMPERED POOCHES

Several Vail Valley hotels make their canine customers feel special By Kimberly Nicoletti Bachelor and Scout, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, greet guests, pose for pictures with kids and play with dogs checking in with their owners nearly every afternoon at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek. Meanwhile, in Avon, […]