Give'r mittens

After successful Kickstarter campaigns to introduce its 4-Season Gloves and Ol’ Faithful pullover, Give’r is crowdfunding again, this time for mittens. It’s raised more than $386,000 so far.

Ranch sale deadline extended

If you’ve been overwhelmed putting together your $50 million (or whatever) offer for 580 acres at the north end of Spring Gulch, you are lucky.

The deadline for offers, originally set for Monday, has been extended a week to Oct. 21.

A message from Icon Global Group announced that the postponement of the cutoff was decided on “due to the number of qualified requests for a deadline extension.”

The offer is the biggest undeveloped piece of land in Jackson Hole to hit the market since the sale of the Walton Ranch in October 2016. That ranch went totaled 1,848 acres, and changed hands for an undisclosed price.

The Spring Gulch acreage is divided into four open ranch parcels, one of 115 acres and three of 162 acres each, and two neighboring residential lots, 35 and 37 acres, at the base of West Gros Ventre Butte. The ranch parcels have been advertised at $45 million to $62 million; the house lots have been advertised at around $9 million.

An article about the land, its history and the sale appeared in the Jackson Hole News&Guide on Aug. 14.

Icon can be reached by emailing or calling 214-855-4000.

— Mark Huffman

Give’r goes big on Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign for Give’r’s newest product, the Frontier Mittens, achieved its fundraising goal in the first hour after going live Oct. 9.

The campaign had been asking for $32,000, but by 12:30 p.m. it had amassed over $100,000 from more than 1,000 donors. A week later the total had risen to more than $386,000, with 17 days to go.

Give’r founder Bubba Albrecht told the Jackson Hole News&Guide that he expects to fulfill orders in December before winter is in full swing.

The Frontier Mittens are similar to the 4-Season Glove, the company’s first product that saw concentrated support on Kickstarter. To participate in the Kickstarter go to

— Tom Hallberg

Alpyn Beauty hits the red carpet

Products from a Jackson Hole beauty brand attended last month’s Emmy Awards — on the face of actress Taraji P. Henson.

According to The Zoe Report, celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks applied Alpyn Beauty’s Line-Filling Eye Balm and then prepared Henson’s skin for makeup with the company’s PlantGenius Survival Serum.

That’s not the only recent press for Alpyn Beauty, which was started by Kendra Butler.

The PlantGenius Survival Serum is one of The 36 Most Exciting Beauty Products to Try in 2019, according to Allure magazine. And named Alpyn Beauty one of The Coolest Clean and Green Skincare Brands of 2019.

— Staff report

Wort and Anvil make Conde Nast list

The Wort Hotel and the Anvil are on the list of the Top 20 Hotels in the Southwest and West in Conde Nast Traveler’s 32nd annual Readers Choice Awards. Both, in fact, are in the top 10.

The hotel selections were based on survey responses from a record 600,000 readers, Conde Nast said on its website.

The magazine’s Wort review read, in part, “The location of this Old West-style hotel is hard to beat — as is its polished country decor (think cherry red leather couches fastened with brass studs, floor-to-ceiling pine wood wall paneling, and cozy stone fireplaces anchoring the rooms) and the perennially-rotating list of musical acts (both local and big-ticket) that churn through the doors of The Showroom, a venue found inside its Silver Dollar Bar.”

About the Anvil, the review said the lobby feels like a Western movie set you’d want to live in, the crowd is the global-nomad type — “young, hip and in no rush to be anywhere” — and the hotel restaurant, Glorietta, is “outstanding.”

As for the rooms, the walls are thin, the review said, but “what redeems them completely is the style,” including custom cast-iron beds, Woolrich blankets, trendy brass light and sink fixtures and parquet flooring with kilim rugs.

“For stylish rooms and a cozy lobby (plus, you’re within walking distance from everything), the price is right—and you can put up with a little noise from your neighbor.”

— Staff report

Contact Jennifer Dorsey at or 732-5908.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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