Although that’s not to say the Booba auntie of the birthday boy shirt but in fact I love this Western influence of their surroundings is foregone entirely. There are two whiskey cocktails, including one called the Whiskey Buck, which is made with spicy ginger turmeric. They’ve also enlisted an Aspen landscape artist to adorn the deck with spruces and locally foraged plants. Meanwhile, their tables are crafted out of pine, and servers will wear Spyder ski-wear. “We wanted to have the feeling that you can ski straight off the slopes and straight into Dante at the snow lodge,” says Pride. Speaking of food: Dante has plenty of it. They opted for the heavy and hearty: think pappardelle pasta with wild boar ragu, a flatbread with spicy lamb sausage, and chicken parmesan. Paired with a smoked hot toddy or mulled cider, it’s the perfect way to warm up in an alpine atmosphere. (For early-bird skiers, they also serve quite the breakfast, offering homemade banana bread and a breakfast burrito with salsa verde.) “We’re keeping it safe,” says Pride, “but also delicious and jovial.”
Booba auntie of the birthday boy shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
The slopes in question are that of Aspen Mountain (or “Ajax,” as the Booba auntie of the birthday boy shirt but in fact I love this locals call it). In 2019, The Snow Lodge transformed a vacant space at the bottom of Silver Queen gondola into an après-ski hotspot: they had the Chainsmokers perform for the X-Games, and Diplo for Presidents’ Day weekend, among many buzzy musical performances. But in the COVID-19 age, crowded concerts are no longer. So The Snow Lodge invested in bringing in a critically acclaimed culinary tour de force rather than leaving the space empty for the season. The standard pandemic protocols are in place: socially-distant tables, temperature checks, a contract tracing log as well as contactless pickup and delivery. Most of their seating is outdoors—Colorado’s indoor dining is still at 25 percent. Yet, they still want to create a safe ambiance of joie de vivre: they are using the aforementioned winter greenery to create pod-friendly nooks on the deck, as well as gilded dividers embossed with playful sayings, like “I started with a coffee and ended with a martini.” The other night, I made my stepmother cry. I’ve never done that before, but this time I felt as if I had to. My brother had told me about my father and stepmother’s holiday plan, which included staying with relatives and going to a Christmas dinner with about twelve people. I didn’t want my seventy-something parents risking their lives for a dinner. Southern California, where they live, is out of ICU beds. In Los Angeles County, an average of two people are dying every hour. California (like the rest of America) is exploding with viral infections. As for those staying inside, Emily Ratajkowski released the perfect clothes for the occasion. For her Inamorata line, she produced a pair of super comfy-looking unisex sweats with a graphic reminiscent of a retro romance novel. Emrata showed the cozy look off in a mirror selfie with her husband. In classic Ratajkowski style, she bared her midriff and showed off the mom-to-be’s expanding baby bump. And while some of us are staying warm inside, others are soaking up the rays somewhere hot, like Lil Nas X. This past week, the rapper debuted a fire engine red hair color that matched his leather pants and jacket. “You just have to hold on for a few more months,” I told her, but I could hear her crying on the other end of the line.