10/2/12

Aspen's Mother Lode Of Beauty And Shopping


Aspen is quite picturesque this time of year when the city’s finest treasure is on display for all to see.  From emerald green to yellow gold, the procession of aspen trees heading up the mountains is a magnificent sight.  At a distance, the brilliant glow of aspens is an annual reminder of nature’s richness, while the warm light beneath the canopy has the power to illuminate that which is most valuable to you.  

During early Autumn, Aspen is a popular destination for celebrating special occasions, particularly those monumental ceremonies that require the spectacular beauty of a mountain setting.  Native wildflower meadows, a pure flowing stream, and an untamed wilderness inspires loyalty to one’s soul and fidelity to another.  Being this close to the sky makes you feel elated that some people will move heaven and earth for a mighty union that endures. 


Aspen's golden treasure...

Aspen is a pedestrian-friendly town with plenty of sidewalk cafes and public squares to gather with friends and reflect on life’s unforgettable moments.  For a small, out-of-the-way town, Aspen has a mother lode of shopping opportunities for epicureans and style improvisseurs.   The Pitkin County Dry Goods store has been a leading purveyor of the mountain resort lifestyle since 1969.  Current brands include James Perse, Vince, Elizabeth & James, Sanctuary, and Velvet.  

Be sure to pack lightly for your Aspen getaway because you'll be charmed by the selection of designer fashion and local boutiques staged in 19th century buildings established during the mining heyday.


Ralph Lauren
Aspen, Colorado


Gucci
Aspen, Colorado


The Aspen Saturday Market, which just happens to be the best-dressed Farmers’ Market around, is a spirited gathering place for the community and tourists.  Handcrafted jewelry, European fashion, and pottery are available along with organic produce and flowers to brighten your day.  

Attending the street market is a fun way to enjoy an impromptu brunch and admire the local style:  women in low-heel boots and shorts with a long braid casually draped over their shoulder; groups of cyclists returning from a 50 mile ride along the scenic roads around Aspen; and happy dog owners who take their friendly companions everywhere.  


Aspen Saturday Market

The dramatic landscape surrounding Aspen is very inviting during the pleasant afternoons in Autumn.  It’s an ideal time to ride the Silver Queen Gondola or walk to one of the nearby trailheads to see the wealth of aspen gold in the mountains.