Hotel Talisa’s Matterhorn Cocktail (Recipe included)
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Hotel Talisa’s Matterhorn Cocktail (Recipe included)

Opening this year, Hotel Talisa is the new kid on the block in Vail, Colorado.  You may not know Vail was modeled after the alpine town of Zermatt, Switzerland.  In Hotel Talisa’s restaurant Gessner, you get to enjoy a blend of the Colorado Rockies and the Alps in the cuisine. My cocktail of choice while … Continue reading

Time at Talisa
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Time at Talisa

I had been wanting to check out Hotel Talisa, Vail’s newest resort.  The rosé event to kick-off Taste of Vail and celebrating two friends’ birthdays were the perfect excuse! Located on the west end of Vail, Hotel Talisa is a retreat on Gore Creek.  They have shuttles running constantly to take you to Lionshead or … Continue reading

Sweet Basil
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Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil was one of Vail’s food pioneers. This legendary restaurant just celebrated its 40th birthday “cookin’ up something good” since 1977. This swanky spot is a must on a visit to Vail. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. The vibe is mountain cool and the food is creative, modern, and really, really good. Since … Continue reading

Apres Shopping at La Bottega in Vail
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Apres Shopping at La Bottega in Vail

La Bottega is my favorite place for Italian food in Vail.  I stumbled upon the sunny patio I love a few years ago while covering the then Teva Mountain Games.  When I was in Vail for an afternoon of GoPro Mountain Games and shopping recently, I got to introduce my friend Christy to this lovely … Continue reading

Summer Sangria in Vail
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Summer Sangria in Vail

I’m really picky on sangria so rarely drink it.  But, at La Bottega I’ll drink it all afternoon long!  They have red and white.  It was a very warm sunny afternoon when I was in Vail recently so I opted for the white. With bite size pieces of apples, it was crisp, light and refreshing…like … Continue reading