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Collectible Creations

This, Vail’s 50th Anniversary, will be an entire year of celebration – and it’s already begun. So, this winter, it’s time to pull out the sequins and glitz to really shine through it all! The question is not just what to wear to the endless stream of parties, gallery openings, concerts and festive dinners that will populate all the proverbial social calendars but rather, how creative do you want to get? Make a statement with your entrance in a sumptuous fur, only to reveal your oh-so-subtle sultry dress accessorized with an array of big, bold, dazzling bling! Lace and sheared mink coat by Designer Furs Cleopatra neclace with silver mabe pearl and gold by Carolyn Tyler, available at Karats Cleopatra earrings with silver mabe pearl and gold by Carolyn Tyler, available at Karats Rings available at Karats Shoes by Stuart Weitzman at Vail Boot & Shoe Lynx jacket by Designer Furs Leopard […]

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Vail Holidaze

Christmas is in full swing throughout Vail Valley. The Christmas tree lighting took place at Slifer Plaza last Sunday. Frosty the Snowman and dancing Christmas Trees helped bring the event to life. Don’t miss the upcoming events throughout the city to bring in the holiday cheer. The Candy Cane patrol and holiday Carolers will be roaming the Village and there are many other activities the whole family can enjoy.

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Michael Franti at Snow Daze

Friday night Michael Franti lit up the stage at Ford Park. Magical. Uplifting. Energetic. and Beautiful performance and he did it all barefoot! Snow Daze was a success thanks to Franti as well as other performances by Wilco and The Shins.

Packy Walker, Vail Valley, Colorado
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Packy’s Big Adventure

There isn’t anyone who has lived in Vail for more than a year that hasn’t heard of Packy “Douglas” Walker. He, along with several other irreverent souls, brought color and life to this nascent community. It’s the stuff of legends. Sure, many have heard bits and pieces of the goings on that took place “in the beginning.” Things that could never take place now. It was fun. It was outlandish. It never gets old. Everyone who hears about the old days wishes they had been around. And no one can tell it better than Packy – in his own words – and in no particular order. Packy and Dave Garton honor actor William Holden who died, suddenly, after tripping on a rug and hitting his head while inebriated. THE ARRIVAL I was driving out to California; I’m not sure I was going anywhere. I was in my car and I […]

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A Matter of Taste

Forget the fluff and frills, these days kitchens are sleek and sophisticated, yet still comfortable. Today, a myriad of kitchen trends are influenced from places in every corner of the globe and by our lifestyle. With advances in technology, out-of-this-world options might include your oven being programmed – while you’re at work – to keep your food cold until it’s cooking time. Or your being able to change its cooking directions from your office computer. You can even change a fridge drawer into a freezer with a flip of a switch. A trip can influence the design of a kitchen. The sights and smells of, say, a rustic, European city can encourage an Old World feel. An Asian-inspired kitchen, with its touches of bamboo, built-in teriyaki grill and Japanese-style sliding doors will create a Zen comfort to help one unwind. Still the center of life in a home, some kitchens […]

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A Mountain Wedding to Sweep you off your feet (no matter the price)

It’s a blizzard outside, fires are roaring in fireplaces and skiers’ and snowboarders’ heads are dancing with dreams of acres of deep, white powder and endless vertical miles. Summer is light years away. Not for the wise and savvy bride-to-be. If she’s like most brides, she’s dreaming of that summer wedding. Or, maybe the lacy flurries are reminding her why she and her beau fell in love with the Vail area in the first place. What could be more perfect than the Vail or Beaver Creek Chapel with a winter wonderland as a backdrop? Either way, the wise bride is already putting her ducks in a row for that perfect, once-in-a lifetime day. Now is the time to make sure you have venue in hand, wedding planner in tow and all the delicious details falling harmoniously together so bride and groom can truly enjoy that special day. Eagle County is […]

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Country Strong ~ Mountain Elegance Reinvented

Photographer Brent Bingham Stylist Joette Gilbert Hair and Make-up by Ralffy, Posh! Salon & Boutique The fashion rhythm in the mountains 
has always had a western beat. Clothes in wool, leather and fur make 
a strong statement. But the true Western woman is an individualist 
and creates her own sense of mountain elegance, not afraid to combine the romance of ruffles and lace with sexy, sleek riding breeches or sumptuous cashmere, worth every penny, topped off with a cowboy hat.  And the beat continues with attitude, combining diamonds, pearls and precious stones with jeans, a white blouse and a leather coat. It is a timeless look, 
a rhythm that rocks anywhere you go! Purple Italian cashmere wrap 
sweater by Manrico, $1750.00, 
available at Manrico Cashmere. Watch with orange leather watch 
band by Michael Kors, $195.00, 
available at Hughes Precious Metals. Orange purse by Bottega Venta, $3480.00 available at Gorsuch, Ltd. […]