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Lighting the Tyrolean Chalet, Before and After

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Featured Homes|Tags: |

When it comes to luxury homes in Vail, it’s no wonder that Tyrolean Chalet is the most coveted residence in the Valley. The stunning, bespoke chalet is a piece of Vail’s history, as the residence

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To Market We Go

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Vail Events|Tags: |

  With only a month left of the 15th year of the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show, I’m not letting a single Sunday go by without making my way down to Meadow Drive.With the

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Gourmet on the Gore 2016

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Vail Events|Tags: |

I can’t believe it’s already time for Vail’s famous Gourmet on the Gore event! It kicks off with a tasting tour from 6-9pm on the Friday evening of Labor Day weekend; this is essentially a

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Vail Oktoberfest 2016

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Food, Things To Do|Tags: , , |

The days are already getting cooler and the kids are going back to school. Vail Oktoberfest is just around the corner! It's hard to believe that the summer is almost over. But, with the ending

  • Contemporary Mountain Homes

Celebrating Luxury in the High Country

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Design, Real Estate|Tags: , |

Trends in contemporary mountain homes When you think of the traditional mountain home, visions of rustic enclaves filled with wood burning fireplaces and families gathered around the hearth come to mind. While that sounds cozy

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Weekend in Telluride

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Colorado|Tags: , , , |

Though it’s true that many people believe that the town’s name comes from the expression “to hell you ride,” an affectionate reference to the harrowing drive from Silverton to Old Telluride and then on up

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Golfing in the Vail Valley

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Just for Fun|Tags: , , |

 There are those moments in the Vail Valley that the beauty of the mountains and warm smiles from close friends and family make you realize you’ve uncovered a secret way of life. Hitting one of

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Vail International Dance Festival 2016

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do|Tags: |

The Vail International Dance Festival returns for its 28th season. Every year the Vail International Dance Festival brings renowned dance companies and performers from all over the world to Vail. This year the two-week festival features American Ballet

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Summer Camp for Kids

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do|Tags: , , |

  The Vail Recreation District offers a Summer Camp for Kids called Mad Scientists that teaches elementary school age children about fun sciencey stuff! With so many physical activities in the Mountains, it's nice to

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Vail America Days 2016

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do|Tags: , , , |

 Every year on the 4th of July the Town of Vail puts on a large parade followed by fireworks celebrating our country. The Vail America Days celebration begins at 10am with the parade, this year's theme

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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do|Tags: , |

There are many beautiful flowers and plants found in Colorado. Getting to see them all can take a lot of hiking. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a great place to see most of them,

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Vail Jazz At The Market

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do|Tags: , , |

  If you have been in Vail for the summer you know about the Vail Farmers Market but you may not know that the Vail Jazz Foundation hosts Vail Jazz at the Market! The Farmers

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Vail Arts Festival

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do|Tags: , |

Summer in the Vail Valley is a wonderful time. We've all heard the saying "Come for the winter, stay for the summer" and it is true! The Vail Arts Festival, now in its 32nd year, is

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Give Wildlife Room

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Local Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

I had a reminder recently that we do live among the wildlife. I spotted a young bear rummaging through the trash in my neighborhood!  Spring is the time for all of our four-legged friends to become

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Blues, Brews & BBQ (May 28th & 29th)

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Just for Fun, Local Tips and Tricks, Things To Do|Tags: , , , , , , |

  The 13th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ in Beaver Creek is a fun way to end the month of May and an unofficial HELLO! to summer. This fun weekend event is FREE to enter

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2nd Annual Fiesta Fun Run (May 15)

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Just for Fun, Things To Do, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

When you move anywhere, often it's hard to jump in and get involved.  There are plenty of fun things to do in Eagle, Avon and Vail but not all of it is conducive to meeting

  • Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Tips

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Local Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

  The idea of Spring Cleaning isn’t something that brings joy to most people’s hearts. There is always the occasional outlier who looks forward to this every year, but they are few and far between.

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Vail Parks

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: Local Tips and Tricks, Things To Do|Tags: |

  If you are new to town or vacationing, the town of  Vail can be a bit confusing.   It’s kind of hard to get your bearings on where things are as town after town

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Baking in Vail

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Food, Local Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , |

With soaring altitudes of 8,150 in Vail and 7,430 in Avon, baking at high altitudes is often something that can frustrate even the most seasoned of bakers. While there are great local bakeries like Mountain

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Spring Back to Vail (April 8-10th)

By | March 31st, 2016|Categories: Just for Fun, Local Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

  With winter officially over, greet Spring in a stylish, FUN way with the Spring Back to Vail event April 8-10th! The highlight event of this weekend is always the traditional “So long Winter, Hello

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Spring Skiing in Vail

By | March 25th, 2016|Categories: Just for Fun, Local Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

  Spring in Vail is different than it is in other parts of the country. Where many parts in the United States are seeing the fluorescent green of young shoots and early blooms on the

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A “Taste of Vail” (March 30- April 3)

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: Food, Things To Do|Tags: , , |

  The tagline says it all:  “Elevate your Palate” and that’s exactly what happens at the Taste of Vail Event coming up in a few weeks. Mark your calendars for March 30- April 3, 2016.

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Burton US Open Comes To Vail

By | February 24th, 2016|Categories: Things To Do, Vail Valley News|

  A world class snowboarding competition not to be missed!  The Burton US Open, which first took place in 1982, is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world and draws the best riders to compete

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Mountain Lions in the Vail Valley

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: Local Tips and Tricks|

Mountain lions have been spotted in almost every Vail Valley neighborhood.  I have never seen so many in our residential areas and on hiking trails.  There are daily deer kills in backyards.  Please use caution

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PinkVail 2016

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Just for Fun, Things To Do|

  On Saturday, April 2, 2016, I will be participating in Pink Vail to support patients and survivors at our local cancer center  in honor of my husband Gary, who I lost to cancer last