Monthly Archives: December 2019

Paper Lantern Workshop with Helen Hiebert – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:30-4:30pm , Vail Public Library, Free

Paper Lanterns with Helen Hiebert

Paper Lantern Making Workshop with Helen Hiebert – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Vail Public Library, Free
Create your paper lantern at a free workshop in the Library Community Room with local paper artist Helen Hiebert. Bring your paper lantern to the Winter Solstice Lantern Walk through Vail Village following the workshop. Complimentary LED lights for your lanterns will be provided to those participating in the lantern walk. RVSP to meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344. Please indicate number in your party; children must be accompanied by an adult. artinvail.com  

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m. – Vail Village, Slifer Square by the Covered Bridge, Free
Complimentary LED lights for your lantern will be distributed from 4:45 to 5 p.m. Falling upon the winter solstice, enjoy this artful community celebration of light. Arrive early in Slifer Square to decorate a holiday cookie before the walk from 4 to 5 p.m. The short jolly procession through Vail Village will include illuminated lanterns, live music and other treats as the walk winds its way to the Gore Creek Promenade for the opening celebration of the Tenth Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater presented by Vicki and Kent Logan. The Paper Lantern Workshops and Winter Solstice Lantern Walk are generously funded by Doe Browning. artinvail.com gatewayland.com

The Happiness of Watching Snow Fall.

I am sitting at my desk in the Vail Village and watching the snow fall. Big fluffy snowflakes that are creating a winter wonderland. The white stuff is relaxing and mesmerizing it’s hard to get any work finished.

A snowflake is a single ice crystal that falls through the sky as snow. Complex shapes emerge and appear white in color but are actually clear ice and I could watch it snow all day!

Matsuhisa Vail – The Gardener

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s second Colorado location opened in Vail in 2011 in the heart of Vail Village in the Solaris with his new-style Japanese cuisine influenced from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world.

Start your dining experience off with an amazing craft cocktail. My favorite in The Gardener, which combines Hendrick’s gin, cilantro, serranos, ginger. lime juice and simple syrup. It is also delicious with Ilegal Mezcal instead of gin. Cheers and welcome to Winter!