Acoma Pueblo: North America’s Oldest Continuously Inhabited Settlement

Acoma Pueblo in Valencia County has been occupied by the Acoma people for over 800 years, since 1150AD – though today it only has 50 full-time residents. (Source: Daily Mail) Haa’ku: A Place Prepared The video below, Haa’ku: A Place Prepared, features Acoma tribal elder Ernest Vallo and Brian Vallo, Director of the Acoma Cultural Center, sharing […]

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Mike Lopez Roofing

I’ve spent the last four days meeting with a parade of inspectors, contractors, and a landscaper and an engineer in order the perform due diligence for on an amazing Eastside property that just might become the new home of Adobe Oasis. That’s right, we’re upsizing! Mike Lopez Roofing was on the short list of highly recommended […]

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Arroyo Hondo Panorama

Like a prairie dog popping up out of a hole in New Mexico’s high desert, I stood for a few minutes on a mound of earth near my friends home in Arroyo Hondo, surveying the late winter afternoon, the distant Sandia Mountains, the open space interrupted only by occasional chamisa and pinon,… A photograph can’t […]

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The Interior Life of Georgia O’Keeffe

I’ve just started Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe by Dawn Tripp (@dawntrippwriter ). One of my favorite subjects! I’ll update this post once I’m finished… I didn’t want to write the story of the O’Keeffe we know, but how she became the O’Keeffe we know. I wanted to reveal how perceptions of her have been shadowed by […]

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Radish & Rye Restaurant

Last night my bride and I ventured over to Radish & Rye (radishandrye.com and @RadishandRye), a newish farm inspired restaurant in Santa Fe. Simply put: it was awesome! Great eats, drinks, ambience, and service. Located in the former location of Ristra (one of my Santa Fe favorites looong ago), Radish & Rye’s decor and overall atmosphere is minimalist but elegant. […]

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Violet Crown Santa Fe

I’m pleased to report on our thoroughly enjoyable evening at Violet Crown Santa Fe (Santa Fe Railyard, 1606 Alcaldesa Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, 505-216-5678, santafe.violetcrowncinemas.com) last night. Here’s the skinny. Violet Crown Santa Fe’s 11 auditoriums feature state of the art technology, wall-to-wall screens, and large and luxurious cinema chairs. (Source: Violet Crown Cinema, Santa Fe ) […]

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Blake + Bacon = New Taos Ski Valley

I’d like to pass along a Technicolor Taos tease as featured yesterday in the The New York Times. Christopher Solomon’s “Mix of New and Old Enlivens Taos Ski Valley” is a stunning, well developed look at the current evolution of New Mexico’s prize cache for expert skiers. Solomon invites the reader on a virtual tour of some of the new (or, more […]

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Santa Fe Coworking: CoLAB at Second Street Studios

During a recent extended stay at Adobe Oasis I needed an dedicated workspace for a project that I was working on. Familiar with coworker spaces in theory but not in practice, I was excited to discover CoLAB at Second Street Studios. CoLAB is a progressive work environment providing a month-to-month desk rental for the independent […]

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La Casa Sena

Built in 1868, Sena Plaza is one of the oldest surviving houses in Santa Fe. It is located just one block from the city’s plaza, and just across the street from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. La Casa Sena, which means “the Sena House”, occupies an old hacienda style adobe. The Sena […]

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L’Olivier

One of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe (okay, so it’s not exactly a short list…) has got to be L’Olivier. Always tasty, always and friendly service. We consider it the perfect spot for a calm evening for two or a guaranteed-to-please dinner with friends. The restaurant occupies a beautifully redone space that has had […]

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