Aspen Travel Diary | My Real Life Snow Globe

Aspen is quite literally like walking into your very own snow globe. It’s one of the few winter trips we take to someplace snowy, and year after year it’s one of our favorites. This time felt especially different, since it was our first experience going with Evan (we skipped it last year, because Ev struggled with major altitude changes when he was just a babe). But to say he LOVED it would be a major understatement. It was the perfect place to take him as a year-and-a-half because he was just big enough to run in the snow, give knuckles to Frosty, and even hop on SKI’S for the first time! Which, by the way, made me realize I am a total stage mom already LOL. I had zero chill. I was jumping up and down as though my child was in the Super Bowl (but I mean, that’s obviously part of a mom’s job, right? #superfan). I snapped so many photos and videos that my phone ran out of storage. Who am I?! BTW, getting him into all the gear — like the helmet, boots, goggles, etc. — was the hardest part and we almost didn’t make it out of the lodge because of it. But once he was actually on the hill, he loved it (for about 10 minutes LOL). Then it was onto the next thing!

This was also the first non-work trip that Marianna and I took together since starting Summer Fridays. She was in Aspen at the same as us, along with some of my extended family, which made the trip more fun. We totally needed a few days of hitting the reset button, and I’m really grateful we ended 2018 with weekend away.

I am officially declaring Aspen to be the happiest place on earth (sorry Disneyland)! Here are some of my favorite snaps from the mountains, and of our first family photos from the SNOW! I also shared my guide to visiting Aspen if you ever make a trip — from coffee spots, to hotels, to restaurants and shops.

Keep scrolling to see me twinning with Marianna (obvi), Evan on skis, and my attempt to rock crop top in 26 degrees… 😉

Snowsuit: Cordova | Boots: Moon Boot

HOTEL | Hotel JeromeSt. Regis Aspen | Cozy Air BnB Cabin

SKI | Snowmass for kids + intermediate skiing | Aspen Mountain for advanced skiing and/or to take the gondola up and visit the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at the top

SHOPPING | Forty Five TenBandana Kids | The Ski Shop Ajax

EAT | Ajax Tavern | Nobu | Clarks Oyster Bar

DRINK | Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro | Bar Jerome

BREAKFAST | Poppycock’s Cafe | Victoria + Co

TO DO | Ice Skating outside the St. Regis | Dogsledding | Spa Day at the St. Regis


Jacket: I AM GIA  | Beanie: Anthropologie (Similar)

Evan’s Snowsuit: North Face

Snowsuit: Perfect Moment

Jacket: Moncler (Similar)  | Hat: Peppermint Pine  | Pants: Zara

Jacket: SAM.  | Jeans: Agolde | Boots: Marc Fisher

Sweater: House of Harlow

Photos by Cibelle Levi