One of the trends I’ve been noticing a lot lately are pop-up this and that. There was a pop-up art gallery by Artists of the West Elks this winter in Crested Butte, where I live and work. The Little Nell had a Veuve Clicquot-branded pop-up champagne bar “The Oasis” that was moved around Aspen Mountain, with guests able to find clues about the location on Twitter and Facebook. Adorned in yellow, the bar had umbrellas, lounge chairs, a solar-powered sound system and flags and other eye-catching features to make it easy to spot.
I also have been reading about pop-up restaurants in the Wall Street Journal. These are fun ideas that can be incorporated into meetings and events. In fact, The Little Nell’s mobile bar is available for groups with a food and beverage minimum.
On another dining note, the Mollie Kathleen Mine is opening its new diner, located in a renovated Pullman rail dining car, the end of May. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, the diner overlooks Poverty Gulch, where the initial gold discovery at Cripple Creek started the illustrious history of this prolific gold camp. The mine offers the world’s only 1,000-foot vertical shaft gold mine tour. Tours are guided and narrated by miners, and guests ride an air-powered mining train and witness a 1890s steam hoist in full operation.
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Photos via Beth Buehler
Photos: The Little Nell’s pop-up champagne bar in Aspen. Photos by Mike Arzt (close-up) and Dan Bayer (shot at a distance).