The tremendously chic financière Alexandra Lebenthal, who also attended the Love Heals Gala, explained that she had in fact settled on the fluffy slopes of Lake Tahoe for her vacation. “I’m going for four days to ski. I’m staying at a friend’s condo.”
Most Sierra Nevada skiers and mountaineers fly into San Francisco International Airport and drive, but another option is Reno-Tahoe Airport, which is served by Alaska, Delta, American, United and US Air, among others (renoairport.com).
At the ever-popular Heavenly Mountain Resort, you may find suitable accommodations at the Marriott Grand Residence Club, located in the prime Gondola Base Area, or if Squaw’s reported 25 feet of snow this season is a draw, check out the condo-style lodging at The Village (skilaketahoe.com).
“I’ve never been there,” Ms. Lebenthal continued. “I’m flying to San Francisco and driving from there and then going back to do some business.”
Mixing work with pleasure is simply the way to go in this chaotic and stressful day and age.
Saks Fifth Avenue contributor and “hungry editor” blogger Benjamin Setiawan rented a house with friends in Tahoe and flew United Airlines into San Francisco.
“We skied Squaw,” he told us. “The snow was good this year; there were definitely certain trails that were better than others.” As for his favorite culinary joint? Wildflour Baking Company. “Fresh cookies right out of the oven—so good!”
Jeff Goldstein, owner of the Blue & Cream boutiques, is also a skiing fan.
“We spend our whole summer in the paradise of the Hamptons, working. So in the ‘off-season,’ we need our holidays. We go skiing in Snowmass [aspensnowmass.com], Aspen’s snowboarding-friendly sister mountain.” Mr. Goldstein recommended a stay at the Viceroy [viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass], “Because the ski-in, ski-out experience cannot be beat.” When the man’s hungry, he heads to Paradise Bakery, where he gobbles up zucchini-nut muffins. “I think all year about [it],” he said. He also enjoys being greeted by Nobuko Kang for sushi dinners at Matsuhisa in Aspen [matsuhisaaspen.com].
“After sake bombs and way too much sushi, stumble over to Caribou Club [caribouclub.com] and fall into a couch. It’s like a place lost in time where you always see the same old friends,” he enthused.