Francois Kress, Marlene Aguilar
and Jason Binn
Photo by Ricardo Savi

Kimberly Solaman and
Lynda Carter 
Photo by Ricardo Savi

Jamie Lynn and AJ DiScala
Photo by Michael Brands/Getty Images

Michele Herbert and
Thierry Chaunu
Photo by Michael Brands/Getty Images

Brittny and Lisa Gastineau
Photo by Michael Brands/Getty Images

Stephanie Labeille and
Denise Rich
Photo by Michael Brands/Getty Images

Rocks And Celebs
Heat Up The Winter

Story by Roger Webster

MONG the stars in Aspen this winter were Desperate Housewives’ Nicolotte Sheridan, who got quietly engaged to her beau Nicklas Soderblom, while staying at the Little Nell Hotel; Britney Spears and her new husband Kevin Federline; Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell; Katie Couric and her two daughters Elinor and Caroline; Anne Hearst, and her son Randy, who had a small mishap on his snowboard that landed him in the hospital for one night.

Also Gregory Peck’s son Tony Peck and his son Zack by Cheryl Tiegs; Michael Douglas’ ex, Diandra Douglas; Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia; Paula Zahn and her husband Richard Cohen; Julia and David Koch; Anne Bass; Melanie Griffith and Antonia Banderas; the singer Thalia; Adam Sandler and Mariah Carey

The Swiss jeweler Chopard threw a party to open its first outpost in the Rocky Mountains, where its U.S. division president, Thierry Chaunu, his wife Vivian, and associate Stephanie Labeille greeted guests, including the ski town’s mayor Helen Klanderud; The SopranosJamie Lynn DiScala and hubby AJ DiScala; Kerry Kennedy with Stuart Sundlun. 

Also Dr. Patrick and Stephanie Maxwell from Tennessee; Nicole Miller; Tracy and Jay Snyder; Michele and Larry Herbert; Suzanne Pfister; Fernando and Maria Allende; Jason Binn, who has a new magazine called Aspen Peak; and Denise Rich, smiling as a percentage of all the luxury store’s sales went to support her G&P Foundation for cancer research. 

Brittny Gastineau and her mom Lisa, in town filming their new E! Network series The Gastineau Girls, tried on a stunning four million dollar diamond and ruby necklace and the house’s stunning Ice Cube necklace, made of 1,608 diamonds set in white gold. Ooh la la!

Just around the corner, the legendary Italian jeweler Bulgari entertained 300 in their new location with a Dazzling White Night of glamour. Guests, including Haley Binn with her father Miami hotelier Alan Lieberman, interior designer Richard Mishaan with his lovely wife Marcia, Aspen MagazinesJanet O’Grady and Missy Spencer, Kieron Kawall and fitness guru High Voltage, R. Couri Hay, Catherine Brewton and Cynthia Petro, entered through an ivory colored tent that had been erected over the street.

They were greeted by Bulgari America’s managing director Francois Kress and marketing director Marlene Aguilar and were awestruck by the blazing white décor, enhanced for the night by sexy living Barbarella-esque tableaux in the windows and six-foot tall cylinders of white roses and white amaryllis.

The highlight was a fashion show with models wearing the elegant jewelry, especially Aubrey Brewer who came out in a white Russian squirrel short coat and brown fur pants by Fendi. When she took off the coat, gasps were audible as she was bare breasted except for the House’s famous million-dollar diamond Astrale Halter.

Even Wonder Woman Lynda Carter was thrilled when she tried on a pair of $76,000 platinum pear shaped diamond chandelier earrings.

There was a chic dinner at the posh Caribou Club, which too had been transformed into a dazzling white bistro in honor of Bulgari’s evening. Among those enjoying dinner and dancing and another fashion show was Jordan ’s exquisite Queen Noor.

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