summer

July 1, 2014

Summer Lovin in Aspen

Summer Lovin in Aspen: We have now officially entered the summer season! This is a time for barbecues, pool parties, outdoor weddings, luaus, and more. These are the delightful months when our senses defrost from the harsh winter and the chilled spring. The days lengthen, the evenings linger, and we take it to the outdoors. Celebrations occur all over the world when the summer solstice arrives. Here in Aspen, the saying goes that we come for the winters but we stay for the summers. The snow-packed mountains draw us here in the cold months, but the warm days and brisk nights of summer are where we fall in love. Many of our brides and grooms would agree with this. That is why summer is our busiest time of the year at Gold Leaf. Here are our some of our favorite things about summertime: Summer Lovin' The Sunsets: That last moment of the day when the sun is hanging on for one more picture before it makes its way behind the distant peaks for the night. That’s the time of day we live for at Gold Leaf. It’s where we get the best photographs and the most memorable moments for our clients. Everyone loves a good sunset, but add a blushing bride and a lucky groom in the foreground and you have yourself an image that will last a lifetime. Summer Lovin' The Wildflowers: In the Colorado high country, a breathtaking adornment of summer is the wildflower. Packs of them can be seen almost anywhere. They’re sprinkled on the rolling meadows, situated throughout the Aspen groves, and, if the flowers are not endangered or taken from a national forest, they can be seen filling out bouquets for a bride and her bridesmaids. Summer Lovin' Extended Days: Everyone loves the long days that the summer months bring. With more sunshine, events can start later and last longer. Plus the light provides even more opportunities to capture those special moments. Summer Lovin' Fresh Fruit: A Colorado summer would not be complete without your favorite succulent fruits. Berries, peaches, pears, and mangos are officially in season! But, just like summer, these delicious drupes won’t last long so get them while you can! Summer fruits are splendid to eat on a daily basis for pure enjoyment, but they also make great desserts for events. No one can turn down a homemade peach cobbler or a luscious berry pie. It’s simply an impossible task. Summer Lovin' These are some of our favorite things about the summertime. Make sure to tell us what you like most about this season!
March 11, 2015

Spring Cleaning? Maybe Spring Shopping

 

Although we didn't have the winter of our dreams here in Aspen, we had some pretty incredible powder days and we are thankful.  With that being said, we are psyched for spring!!  It is just around the corner and although that means a mud pit of a town for the next 2 months, it also means bright blue skies only graying to bring our May flowers.  Our homes will get a good spring cleaning and our fleece bed sheets washed and packed away.  The tourism will quiet down and the locals will pipe up, leading to outdoor fun and preparation for the sweet summer!  We have put together a few items to revamp your home and life for the fresh new season!  (We pre-apologize to any men in your life, these things are girly...but it is physically impossible to turn down rain boots with a bow on them).

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#1-The Perfect Rain boots-  Well we know it's going to rain! Technically these are a necessity...this-exact-pair.  Classy while keeping it young.  In love.

#2-James Smith Umbrella- Convenient and fashionable in one try.  Bring on the weather!

#3-Hello/Goodbye Doormat-  I need something to wipe my perfect wet boots on!  And how polite?

#4 & #5- Square & Lumbar Pillow-  We are loving this new print by Pottery Barn this spring.  It is happy, fresh, and just the right amount of whimsical (psst-it also comes as a bed set)!

#6-Wooden Chimes-  The sound of wind chimes always reminds us of open windows and doors.  Welcome the new breeze with a little song!

#7-Face Vase- We need them all.  The unique shape, style, and pastel colors have us trimming all the plants in all the neighbors' garden's.

#8-eRide Rock Crawler's- We figured opening and ending a blog segment with shoes is never a bad idea.  THESE shoes however, are amazing; perfect for the wet and slippery terrain everyone's going to be experiencing on the first hikes of the season.  These shoes have amazing traction and amazing support for up and downhill.  No more smashed toes!

We hope everyone had a joyful, safe winter and we send our cheers' for a gorgeous and adventuresome spring season!