Apr 232011
RETAIL: B'Jewel Aspen (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering an additional 10% off.  For more information, please visit the B’Jewel Aspen website.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka sent you!  Do you want to support your local community? (it’s free)  

Apr 232011
SERVICE: Sun Dog Athletics (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering an additional 10% off.  For more information, please visit the Sun Dog Athletics website.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka sent you! Do you want to support your local community? (it’s free)

Apr 232011
SERVICE: DL Event Planning (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering an additional 10% off your full service event planning fees.  For more information, please visit the DL Event Planning website.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka sent you! Do you want to support your local community? (it’s free)

Apr 232011
ASPEN: Oy Vey Cafe (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering an additional 10% off your restaurant bill.  For more information, please view our profile on  Tell them Resort Workers (fka sent you!

Apr 222011
2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

  JUNE 17-19, 2011 For 28 years, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen has been the premier culinary and wine event of its kind. Each June, FOOD & WINE magazine hosts 5,000 highly targeted consumers, members of the restaurant industry and press in Aspen. The three-day weekend brings FOOD & WINE to life with cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. Seminars led by wine and food superstars such as Mario Batali, José Andrés, Jacques Pépin, Gail Simmons, and Joshua Wesson provide a world-class experience. GRAND TASTING PAVILION Located in downtown Aspen, FOOD & WINE’s Grand Tasting Pavilion commands center stage from Friday through Sunday. During five consumer Grand Tastings and two Private Trade Grand Tastings, wine and food enthusiasts make their way through the tents sampling wines and culinary delights from around the world. For the full schedule of events, go here. Buy Tickets

Apr 222011
Get Your Body Bathing Suit Ready

The topic of getting bathing suit ready for the warmer seasons is usually aimed toward women. A lot of the same tips and tricks to look great in revealing outfits, especially ‘bare-it-all’ swimsuits are adaptable for men as well. After all a lot of men are just as nervous about dropping towel near the water. Diet for Life Rather than deciding in late May that it is time to start starving to fit into a small swimsuit, people should open their minds to the idea that overhauling one’s lifestyle to be healthier every day is a far better choice not just for summer but for the long run. Try spreading meals out so that there are 3 definite meals each day: morning, afternoon and evening. Fill in the between time with healthy snacks like a piece of fruit or a protein rich shake. Rather than worrying about cutting out food […]

Apr 182011
Tips For Traveling Abroad

If you are planning a trip abroad, we recommend that you consider these following guidelines from the U.S. State Department to ensure a safe trip. Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so the State Department can better assist you in an emergency: Let the  know your travel plans through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, a free online service at This will help us contact you if there is a family emergency in the U.S., or if there is a crisis where you are traveling. In accordance with the Privacy Act, information on your welfare and whereabouts will not be released to others without your express authorization. Sign passport, and fill in the emergency information: Make sure you have a signed, valid passport, and a visa, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport. Leave copies of itinerary and passport data page: Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas […]

Apr 172011
BALANCE: Achieving Balance In Paradise

Change can be good. Take it from me: a NYC pseudo-executive turned struggling Aspen entrepreneur. I understand the frustrations of being stuck career wise. A life lived on the rat-race wheel, chasing dollars to maintain a lifestyle that no longer serves your emotional wellbeing, is no fun. As the owner of Sharing Profiles (a network of resort-based websites), I had reached my Dow Jones limit at the end of 2008. Yet, I continued to hold on to that corporate job until early 2010 when it became increasingly evident that I was doing a disservice to both my company and to myself by staying in a position that lacked creativity and inspiration. Have you endured a similar situation of staying when all you want to do is run away? With each passing day, it became more and more painful to put on a fake smile. The torture I felt from the […]

Apr 162011
EXERCISE: Getting In Shape For Summer

It’s about that time of the year when you realize that bathing suits, tank tops and shorts are in the very near future, so it’s time you start preparing for them.  Have you been sitting on the couch during ‘pre-season’ in an attempt to avoid the inevitable, or have you been honoring yourself year-round, so this time of the year is a walk in the park? With the economy and the weather the way it is, I have to admit I fit in the former description − avoiding the inevitable and lounging around.  I wake up renewed and ready to move, but it seems like something gets in the way.  I log onto the computer and three hours go by in the blink of an eye.  I eye the outdoors only to see a storm a-brewin’.  I walk by the fridge only to peak inside and succumb to temptation.  The […]

Apr 162011
HOUSING: Will I Ever Be Able To Afford A House Here?

Affordable housing in pricey resort towns can be a reality.  In an effort to stay vibrant, several Rocky Mountain cities offer deed-restricted housing to teachers, officials and others. After spending his day in front of a middle school classroom, Brook Yeomans sometimes jumps on his skateboard for the short commute to his home, a two-story, coffee-colored townhouse with views of the vast Wyoming mountains. The home is the equivalent of real estate gold: He and his wife, Jessica, recently purchased it for $230,000, a far cry from its $750,000 market price. In most of the country, the two-income couple would be unlikely candidates for subsidized housing. But in this Rocky Mountain resort town, where the median home price is $1.2 million, officials have made it a top priority to ensure public employees and other middle-income residents can live in town. If that means subsidizing families with incomes up to six figures, so […]

Apr 162011
Scott Henke: ASPEN

VITAL STATISTICS Current Residence:                Carbondale, Colorado Hometown:                            Carbondale, Colorado Age, Gender:                           n/a , Male Work Experience:                   35 years Time in the Valley:                  40 years Education Level:                     high school graduate   MY JOB CATEGORIES MAIN CATEGORY: Home Repair SPECIFIC JOBS: water heaters, interior painting, electricians, carpenter, general, flooring, cabinets, drywall, sprinkler systems, maintenance. HOURLY RATE $50 – $100 per hour AVAILABILITY   ABOUT ME My name is Scott Henke, I was in the construction business for over 25 years; working for varies contractors in the Valley. I built 2 homes of my own in the valley. The first a 1,650 square foot house in 1990. The second house, in which I now live in is a 2,200 square foot house built in 1995. I did all the work on both houses myself except digging the foundation and laying the carpet. This includes building the cabinetry, plumbing and electrical. The last house has […]

Apr 122011
It's All About Mind, Body and Spirit

Nowadays, stress has become a normal part of life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sneaking away for a long weekend is sometimes a necessity to maintain balance, start to relax and just rejuvenate that tired body of yours. So, if you’re long overdue for some R&R and have nothing planned in the near to immediate future, why not book a spa weekend? Heavy workloads, screaming kids, demanding spouses, draining friends…these situations can easily lead to burnout if you don’t pay attention and practice extreme self-care.   Expending energy without ever filling back up takes a toll on your psyche, your body and your spirit.