What began as a small mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom of the late nineteenth century has since become the favourite retreat of the world's elite. Aspen, Colorado, treasured for what is above ground rather than below it, has a storied history almost as dense as the directory of A-listers who have adopted the jewel of Pitkin County as their second home, or settled indefinitely on the slopes. From the "fortified compound" that was Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm, to John Denver's "Starwood in Aspen", to the dozens of financial titans who also call the mountain home, Aspen has long drawn an eclectic and wide-ranging crowd. With an introduction by Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of AERIN,
Aspen Style celebrates and pays homage to the stark glamour, working-class history and romance of the virtually untouched landscape that gives the town the unique charisma that attracts new devotees every season. Exploring the rustic-chic ambience of Hotel Jerome, the architectural excellence of Herbert Bayer's restored Wheeler Opera House and the local culture found in Schlomo's Deli & Grill, to name but a few, this deluxe book is brought to life with stunning actual and historical images capturing the miraculous evolution of this mountain town over the past century.
The book has 272 pages and measures W 25 x L 33 x 3.7 cm.