winter

February 18, 2015

Warm Cocktails for the Winter Chills

Our snow dances don't seem to be exuding the "I think I have the flu", call into work powder days.  A friend of ours suggested we start having summer celebrations to aggravate the snow gods and get them to open up!  All myths aside, what's the one thing we know we will do for sure?  Make some warm cocktails and hope.  Personally, we think making the most cold weathered, winter cocktails will give everyone the warm and fuzzies, if nothing else.  No harm in that.  Today we have found one, that honest to God stops us dead in our tracks:

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 Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea

YUP.

Serves 1

6 ounces steaming hot water 2 chai tea bags 3 ounces Knob Creek Maple Bourbon 1 ounce half-and-half Cinnamon stick for garnish

Pour the steaming water over the chai tea bags in a heatproof mug. Let steep for 3 minutes, then remove the tea bags. Add the maple bourbon and half-and-half and stir to combine. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Double the Chai, double the fun as far as we're concerned.  Grab a flannel and enjoy!  And if you get more snow than us, stop enjoying and have a pina colada!

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!

January 10, 2018

Feeling The Chill Of Winter… And Embracing It!

Here are some GLE tips on how to embrace the winter climate, straight from the Rocky Mountains! Bundle up! Whether it’s for yourself or advising your guests, be sure to layer up and keep warm. We love when couples make the best of the brisk weather by incorporating a garment that’s cohesive with their color scheme and aesthetic. Get toasty! Offering pre-ceremony beverages is a sure way to keep guests bodies and mind off the chillier weather. Snuggle up! Offering blankets and heaters aren’t only weather-appropriate, they also offer a unique décor factor your guests will be sure to thank you for! Stay warm out there!!