Hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend. The holiday reminds us of Aspen, Colo., where many of our clients and colleagues spend summer vacation. Whether you’re already there or heading out later this season, here’s a quick guide to what’s new and happening in one of our favorite ski towns. Chances are, we’ll see you out and about.
Following its recent expansion to South Florida, Sotheby’s auction house officially opened an Aspen gallery on July 2. The inaugural exhibit “In Focus: Warhol on Paper” is actually a group show that also includes works by David Hockney, John Chamberlain and Peter Doig, among several artists, through July 31. Also browse luxury jewelry, handbags and furniture.
After popping up at Four Seasons Miami, Manhattan-born omakase den Taikun Sushi returns to Marble Bar Aspen (behind the Silver Circle Ice Rink) through October. Enjoy its talented chef’s 13-course omakase at two nightly seatings, with à la carte menu items soon to come. Reservations, which are required, can be made through Resy.
Citizens of Humanity
Los Angeles-based fashion brand Citizens of Humanity chose Aspen for its first-ever freestanding store. Simply called Humanity, the lifestyle concept stocks its signature denim, tees and such, as well as other designers’ items like Adam Wade Wagner handbags, Dorchester Industries Pottery, a Haas Brothers’ fleece collaboration and Jessica McCormack jewelry.
A longtime collective effort in the making, the Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) offers diverse programming. Upcoming shows include “Outside/In,” a site-specific work by Colorado’s Impact Dance Company on July 16; acoustic folk blues musician Chris Smither on July 28; comedian Tig Notaro on August 3, and the Travelin’ McCourys on August 5.
The Austin-based hospitality group behind the popular Clark’s oyster bar in Aspen launches a new restaurant in Jimmy’s former space on Mill Street in late July. Las Montañas specializes in elevated Tex-Mex dishes like lobster quesadillas, ceviche, enchiladas and 10 types of fajitas. Sample a large selection of mezcals and tequilas, too.
Four One Nine
Souchi boutique has a new owner and name—Four One Nine. Longtime customer and friend Kristin Yeary purchased the mainstay for women’s clothing and accessory lines like Rachel Comey, Corey Lynn Calter, Cindy Kirk handbags (pictured) and, of course, original namesake Souchi knits. New collections include K.Jacques, Parker Blue Cashmere, Raag and Ranna Gill.
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