Urban Zen Revisited and Valentina Kova

teak tree root

teak tree root

Valentina at work

Valentina at work

Lara hat a la Dr. Zhivago

Lara hat a la Dr. Zhivago

Valentina window

Valentina window

It was wonderful as always to be back in Aspen, as always, but this time was particularly poignant, as I sold our beloved Aspen Edge condo building, where I spent ten fun-filled years owning my very own piece of the rock….and I do mean the magnificent Rocky Mountains…and writing all my articles for the Aspen Daily News, as its fashion and style editor.  I always maintained that Aspen is the only ski area in the United States that can keep a reporter busy almost all year long covering social events and openings and closings of stores.  I enjoyed every minute.  So I was delighted when I had the chance to go back to my old beat and revisit Urban Zen that I had covered in its original location two years ago before I moved away and interview the owner of a new store in town, Valentina Kova.  Enjoy!

FYI….Burberry, my former place of employment for eight years, is now closing when its 10 year lease is up in May.  We had a lot of fun there too, selling those gorgeous coats ‘out the door’!  I still love all of mine!  Thank you, Burberry!


About fashionistainaspen

Hi! I've been the fashion writer for the Aspen Daily News for five years. I'm probably the only one in the Rocky Mountains since no other ski area in the region can boast our brand of style, events, and now, even our own Fashion Week. Please contact me with any ideas, events or links that you think my readers need to know! My motto: Do it with style!
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2 Responses to Urban Zen Revisited and Valentina Kova

  1. Jill Libman says:

    We will miss Giovanna de Russo’s fashion critiques, so expertly written. From Food and Wine to Dennis Basso to Tony Bennett to Around Town.
    Those were our times and we both have made exits from this magical town of lingering memories and friends who have departed as well.
    Thank you Giovanna for your contributions . Thank you for the memories and Thank you for your friendship. Aspen can never be replaced. And it shouldn’t.
    Jill Libman~New York

    • Thank you, Jill, for your most kind comments. I will treasure them. Yes, so glad we got to experience Aspen up close and personal for so many years. May our friendship continue along with the magic of Aspen!

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