Little Nell keeps five-star rating
For the 17th year in a row, Aspen’s Little Nell hotel has earned the Forbes Five-Star Award for 2012.
Only 57 hotels and resorts hold this distinction, cementing the Nell’s reputation as one of the finest hotels in the world.
The Little Nell’s Montagna Restaurant has also been recognized for 2012, earning a Forbes Four-Star award along with only 145 other restaurants in the world.
The Little Nell has a year-round concierge team of six, in addition to its 300 employees that attend to guests’ needs.
Candy company goes online
Just in time for the holidays, the Aspen Candy Co. is now offering its goods on the internet.
Web surfers can browse the site at aspencandycompany.com for gift baskets, party buckets and candy boxes that can be shipped anywhere in the world where mail is delivered.
The store, which opened in May, is located on the Cooper Avenue walking mall, next to the Red Onion. The three local owners encourage everyone to stop in for a free sample of weekly fudge flavors.
Roaring Fork Liquors gives away 1 percent of Black Friday profits
Roaring Fork Liquors donated 1 percent of its gross profits from last week’s “Black Friday” to the Lift Up local food pantries.
Lift Up food pantries serve over 2,600 people every month from Aspen to Parachute. The current economic climate has seen the numbers swell as more people are using the services of this not-for-profit organization.
“I know that so many of our neighbors are in some dire economic circumstances,” said Roaring Fork Liquors owner Ken Robinson. “I encourage everyone that can to give to a charity of their choice. Whether it’s to Lift Up through us or by other means, please help your less fortunate neighbors.”
Jeff Wertz can now practice law in England and Wales
Aspen attorney Jeff Wertz has passed the bar transfer test in London and has fulfilled all requirements to be called to the bar of England and Wales as a barrister in 2012. Wertz, a founding partner at the Aspen law firm of Allen, Wertz and Feldman, LLP, became a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2010, which is one of the four Inns of the Court that comprise the bar of England and Wales.
Wertz will continue to practice in Aspen as a litigator in both criminal and civil matters. He also serves on the Aspen Liquor Licensing Authority Board.