High points from Aspen’s spring skiing scene; Bicycling from London to Paris; Jude and Sadie’s frosty moment; Is Ferry Sunk?

Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret

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David Linley, aka Viscount Linley, aka Queen Elizabeth’s nephew, aka furniture maker and designer extraordinaire, is doing a remarkable thing in honor of his mother, the late Princess Margaret. In her memory, he established the Princess Margaret Fund at the Stroke Association, a national charity in London, to raise funds and awareness for research in this dreadful condition that besets so many young people. David saw the devastating effects it had on his mother and he is more determined than ever to help.

Now, in a unique venture, David Linley plans to bicycle all the way from London to Paris on April 12-18, a 325-mile trip. He’s asking for support for this endeavor and the response has been heartening and successful.

David has been training for six months for what sounds like a really grueling journey — so he’s very slim, very healthy. He already rides a motorcycle everywhere in London like a pro — he was taught by the police — so it’s not like he’s never been on wheels before. It sounds like time for a seat cushion. Maybe two.

Colorado has had more than 7 feet of snow in the last month and with 18 inches of fresh powder, spring skiing in Aspen is better than it’s been in years. In town for the fun was Bono, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year and last, and his wife, Ali Hewson. You remember the singer got plenty of kudos for his performance of "Hands that Built America" from "Gangs of New York" at the Oscars, and now he has quietly recorded a duet with Jennifer Lopez. She is practically beside herself with excitement and says that they are waiting for the right time to release it. "I hope it sees the light of day soon," she breathed.

Enjoying themselves at the Aspen Mountain Club last week were Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, who was celebrating his 70th birthday. Festivities included a dinner party for family and friends at their house on Roaring Fork Road. Others in town are Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Mike Myers, all shopping at Prada. At the Christian Dior boutique, Tommy Mottola dropped in with his wife, Thalia, who picked up a pair of Eskimo boots because you just never know when you’ll need them. And Wolfgang Puck, fresh from cooking for 1,400 at the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball, had dinner at the Caribou Club, as did Kevin Costner, Luis Miguel, Robert Wagner and Jill St. John. That’s it for the Rockies, I mean that’s really it.
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