If you only have a few hours in Aspen…

For me, Aspen has only ever been a day trip while on vacation in Vail so I can’t tell you where to stay, where to ski, or how to spend your evenings there. I can, however, tell you two VERY important things: where to shop + where to have lunch!

If you only have a couple of hours to visit Aspen make sure you head straight to the city center/downtown area. Its a small village, very reminiscent of an outdoor mall, filled with luxury shops, restaurants, and a ton of pedestrian-friendly streets. You can stroll around leisurely while visiting storefronts of high-end brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Ralph Lauren. Retailers like Intermix and Yves Solomon also have a presence in this little ski town, which says A LOT about the people (and the average income) that tend to visit.

Shopping in Aspen

For lunch swing into The White House Tavern! If the weather is clear, opt for a table outside to enjoy the mountain view and activity. Either way, order a margarita, the deviled eggs, the crispy chicken sandwich sliders, and a side of fries. You can thank me later!

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The White House Tavern: A must-stop if you’re in Aspen
I don’t like slaw so I scraped it off, but the chicken was SO good!
Yummy deviled eggs!

Megan Pinckney Rutherford

Shades of Pinck is more than just a lifestyle blog. It is a guide to living a life of luxe, offering a notable, yet mindful approach for styling yourself, your travel, and your entertaining! Created for the girl that loves swanky places, magical moments, and all things chic, Shades of Pinck looks to inspire, educate, and alleviate the stress of planning for those moments.

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