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  • Goggles and Gold
    ken | Featured Stories , Features | February 22, 2018

    Okay, we’ll admit fine jewelry and casual skiwear isn’t a trend. But it could be. Don’t ‘ya think? The radiant colors of this season’s skiwear combined with all sorts of jewelry is quite a chic look and might just wake up the latent trendsetter in each of us.   So, why not just go for […]

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    Becoming Dorothy Hamill
    Brenda Himelfarb | Features | December 8, 2017

    In the beginning, we were drawn to her eyes. Those bashful eyes, much like the pure, innocent look that we saw in the eyes of Diana, Princess of Wales, when she was first introduced to the world by Prince Charles. And like Diana became England’s revered princess, this fresh-faced young woman would become our pride […]

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CarsonPierce | Featured Stories , Features | June 26, 2016

When you really think about it, good old fashioned camping is basically an outdoor version of housekeeping. As writer-humorist, Tim Dowling, puts it, “Camping is to living as cooking is to barbecuing. There is something satisfying about escaping from our reliance on infrastructure that turns the most tedious chore into an adventure. Suddenly making toast […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Environment , Featured Stories , Features |

It flits. It flutters. It fascinates us. And if one gets very close, it’s as though you’ve somehow been specially chosen to enjoy its dance. Then, in a blink of the eye it’s gone. And you’re left savoring the moment you’ve just experienced; a few seconds that will delight. It’s that extraordinary and, in its own way, feeds your soul. The flight of a hummingbird is mesmerizing. When they […]

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Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 20, 2015

Bob Lazier always loved cars. His first auto purchase at age 14 was an “ice car,” appropriately named since it could only be driven on frozen Lake Minnetonka during the winter months, but his parents helped him procure a four-year-old Jaguar in 1958. “I absolutely love cars, and I absolutely love driving cars, and I […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Fashion in the Vail Valley , Features |

As visionary designers push the boundaries of fine jewelry, the use of non-traditional, non-precious metals are being incorporated into the look of contemporary jewelry – all being used with increasing frequency by jewelry designers seeking new ways to excite customers. Today’s designs sometimes include pieces of oxidized metals, agate, rough-cut stones, antique coins and even […]

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In Medieval days, when kitchen hearths were placed in the center of the home, the inhabitants – even the livestock – huddled around during deepening winters for warmth and light while women cooked over open fires. Today’s kitchens have come full circle. Although cooks no longer slave over open flames in smoke-filled rooms, and the […]

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Shauna Farnell | Featured Stories , Features , Focus Vail Valley | December 17, 2015

Tucked between the mountains at the far side of Minturn, the first indication that Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy is unlike any school anywhere is that it is surrounded by miles and miles of Nordic ski trails. Then there is the massive, state-of-the-art fitness center next door to where Lindsey Vonn and other Olympians work […]

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Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 10, 2015

In the heart of Vail Village, on Bridge Street, you will notice a charming, quintessential Alpine lodge with an inviting deck. On sunny days, people gather on that deck to eat, drink, people watch, listen to music and party. After all, they’re on vacation! And what better way to relax than on Pepi’s deck at […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features , Wedding | December 8, 2015

Many people might be surprised to see a bride – veil flowing, bouquet in hand, bridegroom in his tuxedo at her side – skiing down a mountain in the middle of winter. But in Colorado, it’s commonplace. Perhaps it’s the memories of vacationing here with the family or having met the ideal mate on a […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | June 5, 2015

As Damian Woetzel tells it, his story begins with he and his brother having a lot of options. And that’s a big part of his outlook both personally and professionally: “To have as many possibilities as you can – no matter what you’re doing. “My brother, Jonathon, and I had all sorts of lessons,” Woetzel […]

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Kari Corbin | Features |

If your baby grows up to be a cowboy, there are some fun places to let them ride. You can smell a rodeo before you see it: horses, leather, hay, chemistry. Prancing ponies and cocky cowboys, fancy hats, fancier chaps. Rodeos are part of the Wild West’s final frontier – there’s no buffer, no softening […]

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