It was a perfect birthday getaway, a weekend in Telluride, Colorado in a glass house at the end of the road. The interiors are designed by my friends Mat and Brandon who conceived the perfect peaceful sanctuary bathed in light and wrapped in nature. Having a March birthday, I love retreating to the mountains to reflect on the passage of time and celebrate the beauty of life.
We skied her perfect slopes with sweeping views of white capped mountains. We cozied up by the fire, Après-ski sipping on spiced hot chocolate and recapping the day’s events.
This little town that sits inside a teacup of mountains has somehow preserved its down home roots without pretension and for the love of all things natural. I spent a couple of hours at the holistic Medicine Ranch, a boutique shop with an array of locally made elixirs, incredible all natural moisturizers and every kind of rock, crystal and stone to cure whatever ails you. I also adored a little store and local grocer called Over the Moon where you can find everything from artisanal cheeses to the antique French boards to serve them on.
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This past weekend was my birthday and I was really looking for a lot of peace and quiet, something totally different from the hustle and bustle of city life. We found ourselves at our first Aman experience out in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Amangani to be exact. Aman Resorts all around the world were first introduced to us by our manager who described it as life changing, like nothing else in the world, saying you can never travel the same after it…and now I know exactly what she meant.
We spent the mornings and night in the hot tub overlooking the Teton mountains. We awoke on Sunday morning to view a blanket of falling snow out of the floor-to-ceiling windows our bed faced. We had wine by the fire every night and left the Indian flute music playing as we ate breakfast and read the New York Times in our suite. We went skiing everyday, tumbing together down the mountain in fits of laughter and finding the day’s biggest accomplishment landing both jumps on our last run. We DIED over the food at Snake River Grill in downtown Jackson Hole and on my birthday I tried elk for the first time.
Traveling has a way of healing your soul…and we need it most around birthday time.
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