The weather gods shined down on Nottingham Park in Avon, the scene of the annual pancake breakfast to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and families with MS. Hundreds of people showed up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Triple Bypass with Chef Biju Thomas, a lifelong cyclist who regularly cooks and eats with the best athletes in the world. 1 Dr. Allen Lim, Founder of Skratch Labs, maker of healthy alternatives to sports nutrition products. 2 Triple Bypass riders Rebecca Gross, Aimee Ross and Derek Woodrum. 3 Chef Biju and Lisa Mattis, CEO of Can Do MS. 4 Chef Biju Thomas of Biju’s Little Curry Shop, Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs and the crew that hosted the event. 5 Civil Air Patrol Volunteers for Can Do MS and Triple Bypass
The 19th annual Carpenters’ Ball fundraising gala in support of Habitat for Humanity Vaill Valley was held Saturday, March 10, at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, with western wear “chic” the dress of the evening. The goal of the ball was to raise enough money to break ground on a new Habitat home- and that was done successfully! The organization believes that the home is the key to stability and should provide an atmosphere of contentment and calm where individuals can thrive 1 Haley and Mike Pearson. 2 Dan and Sue Godec. 3 Kyle and Nikki Denton with Emily and Mike Kearl. 4 Christine and Dan Fitchett. 5 Lin Bercher with Ian and Debbie Sacks. 6 Bob Jamar and Cynthia Kruz. 7 Christina and Matt Lyons.
The 28th annual Taste of Vail featured more than 30 guest chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers as well as more than 55 top wineries from around the world. Over the five-day festival, attendees experienced signature events including the Debut of Rosé, the American Lamb Cook-Off and Aprés Ski Tasting, the Mountain Top Tasting and the Reserve Grand Tasting as well as seminars, intimate wine pop ups, dinners and more. The outstanding seminars included a global focus that highlighted some of the best winemaking regions of the world.
At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns, over a million cases of Beaujolais nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! “The New Beaujolais has arrived.” Hovey and Harrison, too, celebrated the wine’s arrival with an evening of Beaujolais Nouveau and hors d’ oeuvres. Needless to say, a good time was had by all! 1 Gretchen Hovey and Molly Harrison. 2 Emily Kulpa and Peter Schramm. 3 Erin Collins, Craig Bale and Jennifer Lillo. 4 Bella Arguello. 5 Martha and Will Jacob. 6 Dana and Brendan Addis. 7 Mary Sue Katz and Ann Lieff.
More than 600 people attended The Education Foundation of Eagle County’s (E(f)ec) Project Funway event, held in February at Dobson Arena, which raised $100,000. The funding allows E(f)ec programs to ensure low student-teacher ratios, facilitate important new STEM curriculum and retain top-quality teachers to continue and positively impact the youth of the valley. Denver born fashion designer, and Project Runway finalist Mondo Guerra was the guest judge. Some of the innovative designs included coffee filters, cardboard, cans and bamboo placemats. 1 Guest judge and artist “Britten” with model Trista Sutter. 2 Judge Mondo Guerra, Project Runway All Stars Winner and Season 8 Finalist, with models Berit Kirchner and Audrey Wright. 3 Guest judges Beth Slifer, Diane Boyer and Britten. 4 Vail International Gallery co-owner Marc LeVarn. 5 Steven Kirchner and Amy Bamford. 6 Heidi and Sophie Brunner. 7 Maria Diaz and Mariano Avendaño.
Take your favorite NYC jazz club, add the rustic Rocky Mountain charm of Vail Village, and you’ve got the Vail Jazz Club Series. The late night series combines unmatched intimacy, spectacular dining and stunning entertainment at Ludwig’s Terrace at the Sonnenalp Hotel. Performances are held in an elegant alpine jazz club setting, complete with dinner service (additional cost). It’s a great way to spend an evening with a selection of tempting cuisine, libations and, of course, spectacular jazz! Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter René Marie debuting in Vail for the Jazz Series. Jazz Club Founder Howard Stone, Nancy Blaze, Bill Blaze and Cathy Stone. Jazz vocalist René Marie and her band members. Wing Mayer, Maureen Mayer, Nancy Gage and Allan Finney. Hugo Rodriguez, Roxie Herrera and Marcia Cooke. Emily Keating, Pat Keating, Rita Keating and Les Stern.
For 25 years, The Scarab in Minturn has specialized in handmade oriental area rugs and kilns. The store provides custom-made rugs for traditional, Western, transitional and contemporary designs. Additionally, the store shares handmade jewelry, vintage collectibles and up-cycled merchandise recreated from found objects. “We are always creating, unfolding the mystic behind what we find beautiful, realizing the notion of finality is obsolete,” says Larry Stone, co-owner. Scarab co-owner Larry Stone acting as bartender for the affair. Janie Viehman and Kathryn Eddy. After 25 years, The Scarab has become a favorite rug store of the Colorado interior design community, artisans and friends. It offers handmade area rugs, artisan jewelry and one-of-a-kind finds. A sampling of some of the great items besides rugs that The Scarab has to offer. Interior designers Amy Casey, Courtney St. John of Casey St. John; Marilyn Heaney of Slifer Designs and Elizabeth Basso of Basso Interiors.
Bill Rey, owner of Claggett/Rey Gallery led a discussion between Michael and RJ Rushmore (father and son, respectively) for a Vail Symposium event titled, Banksy and Beyond: The Rise of Street Art. The two experts are well-versed in street and contemporary art. The event was held a The Grand View in Lionshead Village, where the Rushmores defined street art, including how it’s different from other forms of contemporary art, and talked about the future of this field. Co-presenter Michael Rushmore. Paige and Michael Hill. Doug Male and Caroline Caldwell with co-presenter RJ Rushmore. Cheryl Jensen and Michele Mittelman. Kim Bernstein, Bill Rey, Maggie Rey, David Bernstein and Jackie Bernstein. The Bernsteins introduced Bill and Maggie to the idea of this presentation. Jamie and Joy Harrison. Becky Hernreich and Susan Milhoan.
Now in its seventh year, the Art on the Rockies festival featured eclectic art, cuisine, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction at the festival, which was held at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Over 100 artists from all over the country exhibited work in every genre, including painting, sculpture, fashion, jewelry and photography, ceramics, glassblowing, woodworking and fine furniture. Artist and sculptor David Nelson, from Marble, Colorado with his life-sized Bald Eagle sculpture. Artist Jessica Gilbert with Art on the Rockies organizer Coleen Everett. Street scene of Art on the Rockies. Gary and Connie Bardsley with artist David Rec and his amazing wood bowls. Jewelry designer Joni Gotthelf with Julie Donohue admiring her work. Lee Ann and artist Carlos Page from Cave Creek, Arizona.
A fashion show and presentation titled “Women in Philanthropy,” featuring clothes from Nina McLemore was held at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens last summer. This year’s “Breakfast in the Gardens” will be held on Friday, June 23, from 8:30 to 10:30am. The event, which celebrates the gardens’ supporters, will showcase apparel from Nina McLemore, Pepi Sports and Luca Bruno.