Last summer, I was given the opportunity at work to manage the Starbucks sponsorship for The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. This was a challenging task, given that the event is the largest and most elite culinary festival in the world (one ticket is $1,500!). After hours and hours of planning every tiny detail, the event was a success and was super fun. I already knew that I wanted to do it again next year.
Well, my wish came true because I was asked to go back for the 2010 festival.
I've spent the past six days in one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world, and yet again, the hard work paid off. I'm exhausted, but it was a blast! Here are some of the photos from the trip:
Food & Wine Classic 2010
Me & Michael (from Edelman L.A.) at the Welcome Reception
Me & Sanja (she's a PR pro from Starbucks) at the Magnum Wine party
The tents are getting set up!
A visit to the top of Ajax mountain - my favorite part of the trip
The full team (Scott from Starbucks, Michael, Sanja, me and Anthony from Starbucks)
Ahhh!!! I met Giada. She is absolutely gorgeous!
The Starbucks team and famous food critic Gail Simmons
The team at the famous Hotel Jerome
Will I do it all over next summer? I sure would like to think so!