Creativity & Coffee in Aspen

Maker and Place is an eclectic coffee shop/marketplace

Aspen may not be known for funky, but that’s the adjective I would use for Maker and Place, an eclectic coffee shop/marketplace. Mother-daughter duo Candice Carpenter Olson and Michaela Carpenter are the entrepreneurs and creative thinkers behind this mash-up artisan coffee shop and globally sourced homeware storefront and gallery.

Whether it’s for the free Wi-Fi, the killer flat whites, or the black-rice porridge with fresh berries, almond milk and pumpkin seeds, Aspenites have embraced Maker as a place to get comfy and creative alongside other interesting souls. 614 E. Cooper Avenue, Aspen.


For a pre- or post-event cocktail, try the swanky, subterranean Bad Harriet in the Hotel Jerome. This sultry speak-easy is reservation-only and serves up excellent craft cocktails and complimentary passed small bites. 310 E. Main Street, Aspen; for reservations.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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