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ken | Blog | July 9, 2015

If you are in the Vail Valley on any given Sunday throughout the Summer you must visit the Vail Farmers Market. This is not your grandmother’s local farmers market by any means. My fiancé, the kids and I decided to make a day of it. We lathered the sunscreen on the kids and we were […]

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Slifer Designs | Blog | July 4, 2015

Guests are arriving, summer is here and there is a definite buzz in the air. The Vail Valley really knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July, from Avon’s huge fireworks display to Eagle’s homegrown bike parade to Vail’s hours-long parade and patriotic concert. But when you arrive home to celebrate with family and friends, you […]

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Slifer Designs | Blog , Homes | June 9, 2015

Good design is ubiquitous. There is little better than finding a new ‘something’ that makes life easier. Of course finding good design is tricky. Creating good design is even harder.  A few years ago we were able to design an RV for a client. It was such a fun project and reminded us good design […]

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Artist and landscape architect Rosalind Reed cherishes the element of surprise and color, and uses both liberally and to arresting effect in her work. It is somehow fitting then, that her home, high on a ridge in Bellyache proves a wonderful surprise in itself.  The road up Bellyache winds and climbs until it reaches a […]

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Kimberly Nicoletti | Blog , Dining |

Four Vail Valley female executive chefs reveal their challenges and passions It’s hard enough to make the cut as an executive chef at a high-end Vail restaurant. But try breaking into a predominantly male career as a woman in the 1980s, like Larkspur’s, Paula Turner. Imagine navigating cultural and language barriers, like Veronica Morales, executive […]

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Why natural cleaners work and why you should use them Captain Vacuum’s All-Purpose Cleaner Ingredients for spray 1 tsp borax, ½ tsp washing soda, 2 tbs vinegar or lemon juice,                                          ¼ to ½ tsp vegetable-oil-based […]

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Helena Leslie | Blog , Features |

  If you sit and watch the world go by in Vail, Avon, Edwards or Eagle, or pop into one of our supermarkets, you will see valley locals, definitely of a certain age, going about their lives. You’ll notice the athletic spring in their step and that they are dressed to move. A high heel […]

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Holy Toledo | Blog , Fashion in the Vail Valley , Shopping , What's Haute | April 30, 2015

Consignment shopping in the Vail Valley is unique from many other stores across the country due to the proximity our stores are to two international mega-resorts, which attracts eclectic and couture items from all over the globe. Also, many of our seasonal residents, ski instructors and the like, come from all parts of Europe, NZ and Australia who consign their obscure labels […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog , Culture in the Vail Valley , Dining , Events , Vail | April 10, 2015

The Taste of Vail lamb event brings out the Vail Valley’s finest chefs, all competing for the grand champion title. Vinters from across the globe also show up to showcase their finest wines. The all access pass for this event was $75; a small price when you consider the countless lamb dishes paired with wine […]

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Slifer Designs | Blog | March 28, 2015

Vail Valley homes are wearing sheep – sheep skin that is. From pillows, to carpet, to upholstery, sheepskin ads a sense of light at style to any room. For a fun, festive and end-of-winter look, put a sheepskin rug on a hardwood dinning room floor. One of our favorite chairs is at once sexy, warm, […]

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