By Linda Ripoll


Even though it’s only about a week since we marked the beginning of Autumn, travelers are already booking their ski vacations in the most exclusive ski resorts across the nation. The top ski destination for celebs, A-list movie stars and socialites alike is the chic and sophisticated ski town of Aspen. Aspen is the perfect combination of resort town and upscale vacation getaway located in west central Colorado. From top notch shopping at upscale boutiques to dining out at five-star restaurants, this ski resort is far from the typical cabin and hot chocolate faire most ski enthusiasts are used to. Whether you’re in the mood for outdoor activities or just like the idea of snuggling up by a fireplace sipping champagne, Aspen is your winter destination and sure to become your favorite winter wonderland.

The Sky Hotel is a premier boutique hotel located just steps from the base of the Aspen mountains. With gorgeous accommodations fit for a queen or more likely a superstar/pop princess, this hotel goes the distance with all of the amenities you could possibly need to keep you cozy and warm when not on the slopes. From high thread count luxury comforters and sheets to faux-fur throws, you will be hard pressed to find a reason to leave your room. All rooms include plush bathrobes and soothing Aveda bath and body products. You can even sip on complimentary Starbucks coffee while watching the snow fall on the mountainside in your room with a view. Enjoy this pet friendly hotel with unique touches that will surely remind you of home — only a thousand times better!

For more information, rates and to make reservations, visit

Takah Sushi is one of Aspen’s most celebrated Sushi restaurants. With a slew of celebrity clientele and some of the freshest fish west of the Mississippi, you will delight in the deliciousness while you dine on some of the most delectable sushi dishes ever created. From the decadent Lobster roll to the Hot Spicy Tuna Roll, there is something for all sushi lovers to feast on. Order some sake –hot or cold — and settle in for a one of a kind authentic Japanese dining experience. The sushi chefs know how to keep the fish coming! If you’re in the mood for something different, try an entrée of Teriyaki or tempura. Once your palate’s been sufficiently satisfied, it’s on to the sumptuous desserts that add a dash of sweetness. From Coconut-Lemongrass Crème Brule to “Jane’s Addiction” (a tempura made with banana, strawberry sauce and toasted coconut), there is enough sugary sweet treats for the biggest sweet tooth.

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Who said beauty and skiing were mutually exclusive? Many of the world’s most beautiful people vacation here, and need to stay looking their best at all times; so it’s no wonder there are amazing beauty boutiques like Cos Bar right in the heart of it all. Cos Bar is a one stop beauty shop stocked to the brim with all of the top cosmetics, fragrances and bath and body lines imaginable. From Cle de Peau to Yves Saint Laurent, there is a range of cosmetic lines guaranteed to keep you glowing brighter than ever. Ready for a relaxing bubble bath? Make your way over to the bath and body apothecary where you can purchase Molton Brown, Laura Mercier or Skin Apothecary. Stroll the aisles of this celebrated boutique and watch your bags fill up with some pampering treats.

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Originally published October 2006



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