Best Thing About the City
Aspen is like a neighborhood in New York City, but right at the base of the most beautiful mountains. You have great restaurants, theater, and shopping and yet in the morning, you can get up and go cross-country skiing. It’s just awesome.
Well mine, of course. Nuages is a clothing store that has an eclectic selection — Azzedine Alaia to Lainey sweaters to some Marni. They’re the perfect things to wear here. Amen Wardy sells all sorts of beautiful housewares.
It’s so dry here. I use La Mer face cream and just goop it on. The minute you arrive, you have to be well-equipped with a lot of Chapstick. You need it in every pocket.
Combating Hat Hair
It’s all about hat hair. You have to be very comfortable with how your hair looks when you take off your hat or helmet. The coolest beanie brand is Elder Statesmen. They’re so soft and they don’t itch.
People don’t wear a lot of makeup. It’s more about skin products and sun protection because we’re so high and it’s so dry. Skinceuticals sport block is the best.
Mostly people have private masseuses — there’s a woman named Jenette who is so in demand that you have to have her phone number. But the Remede Spa at the St. Regis is worth a splurge for an overall spa experience. Yoga is really popular here too. 02 Aspen has yoga, pilates, and a tiny spa for facials and waxing.
If I Moved Away, I’d Book Trips Back Just For…
I’d come back to ride my bike to Maroon Bells. That’s the spa treatment here – it’s a physical thing. The mountains are the spa.