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Colorado

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St. Regis Aspen Resort
315 E. Dean St., Aspen
Even among Aspen’s supply of extravagant hotels, the St. Regis stands out. It hits you when you walk through the doors and see the giant stone fireplace in the lobby, which has that rustic-yet-polished feeling you get at the best ski resorts in the world. The guest rooms are outfitted with custom leather bed frames and faux-fur throws, and some have marble fireplaces (be sure to request a room with one—it makes a huge difference). And the fifteen-treatment-room Remède Spa is a super decadent spot to recharge after a day on the slopes—or after a day doing anything, really. We’re partial to the Rocky Mountain Ritual, which moisturizes wind-whipped skin.
The Eating Recovery Center
1830 Franklin St., City Park
This national program offers residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient level recovery services for adults, adolescents, and children struggling with binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, and other eating and mood disorders. The course of care is tailored to each person's needs and includes an autonomous step-down level to help people transition back into their daily lives after treatment. There are more than ten Eating Recovery Centers throughout the US.
Food Lab Boulder
1825 Pearl A, Boulder
Boulder has steadily grown to become a foodie destination, in-part because of its long history of serving farm-to-table fare, but also due to its high concentration of talented chefs. A newer addition to the city’s culinary scene, Food Lab makes itself at home as a community-driven cooking school. Founder and owner Casey Easton describes the space as “inviting and not-intimidating,” offering a place for couples, friends, families, and companies to bond over the communal act of cooking. The three-hour-long classes are totally hands-on, and range from pasta-making to paella with the last thirty minutes or so reserved for dining together. Easton’s taste for interior design is evident in the chic, industrial, bright space, which makes coming here for a cooking lesson even more fun.
The Stanley
333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park
Built in 1909, The Stanley was famously the inspiration for The Shining, and the hotel plays right into its reputation, offering a “night spirit tour” that features dark corners of the property where paranormal activity has been recorded. If you can get past the haunted element, it really is by far the nicest place to stay in Estes Park, especially if travelling with kids. Plus, it’s only a few miles from the park entrance, and a partnership with Kent Mountain Adventure Center means you can actually book guided hikes and other park activities along with your room. For the littles (and the grown-ups), there’s snowshoeing, back-country and cross country skiing in winter, while in the summer the hiking and wildlife viewing is just out of this world.
Lynn D. Austin
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Lynn Austin does most of her work by phone—but she's one of those people who puts a lot of emotion into her voice (and belly laughs), so a reading with her is more like a casual chat with a friend. She is an evidential medium, and will produce plenty of names and anecdotes, describing what she is seeing all-the-while. She is also known for her work with pets, and is particularly good at addressing the issue of children—whether you have them, want them, or are curious as to know if you will be having more.