“We don’t love to do something small,” Erik Torstensson joked as his friends marveled on the eating room scene inside Aspen’s legendary Caribou Membership. “This is only one of many surprises.”
Earlier within the day, on the invitation of Torstensson and his Body cofounder, Jens Grede, and Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, a pair of chartered planes hailing from New York and Los Angeles had descended upon the winter hideaway, with buddies and clientele for a wild “winter trip” filled with snowboarding, pizza, and Champagne.
Following a purchasing get together on the model’s Aspen boutique, which noticed the likes of Phoebe Tonkin and Elizabeth Chambers making off with Body sweaters emblazoned with alpine phrases like “Ski Bunny” and “Off Piste,” the gang decamped to the famed, subterranean Caribou Membership, with its darkish paneled partitions, taxidermy, and countless provide of plaid. The candlelit dinner started considerably buttoned up earlier than loosening up into an all-out dance get together underneath a glittering disco ball.
The subsequent morning, it was time to hit the slopes, with all roads resulting in Cloud 9, the on-mountain lunch spot accessible solely by skis and identified by locals as the most important purveyor of Veuve Clicquot Champagne within the city. With their various ranges of experience and the promise of fondue on the end line, friends made their approach down Aspen Highlands mountain and into the heat of Cloud 9. For first-timer skier Halima Aden, this was a welcome finish to the day. “I used to be so, so scared,” she stated with amusing. “However I did it. We made it. Let’s dance!” And dance we did, as the higher a part of the two-hour lunch was spent atop the chairs and tables of the eatery.
Later, the crew of 40 friends have been welcomed into Whitney Wolfe Herd’s not too long ago accomplished mountain house for a bon voyage pizza get together to ship everybody off to the following port of name. Noshing on slices from the native Brunelleschi’s pizzeria, Sean O’Pry and Nina Dobrev (who sported a sling from a briefly dislocated shoulder) shared conflict tales from the ski slopes. Jordan Barrett and Jessica Hart deliberate their travels for upcoming photograph shoots in far-off locales, and Tina Leung consulted with Olivia Munn and Keleigh Sperry on one of the simplest ways to alter garments and go instantly from the aircraft to Tom Ford’s fall exhibiting on the Park Avenue Armory.
The night got here to a rollicking shut as Sara Foster was offered with a sparkler-topped birthday cake and a picket ski topped with tequila photographs. “I believe we have to do that yearly,” Rachel Zoe stated with a smile. “This has been past main.”