Visvim Opens Its First Women’s Store in Santa Fe (Vogue)

New Mexico is having a moment. Its capital, Santa Fe, has long been known for its desert spas and rich Native American culture, but the city has lately become a destination for urban dwellers craving a little peace, solitude, and otherworldly scenery. Visvim’s Hiroki Nakamura and his wife, Kelsi, visit Santa Fe once a year—their friend Jed […]

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NM’s Enchanting Architecture Gets National Attention (Albuquerque Journal)

USA Today readers across the country had a chance to feast their eyes on New Mexico’s most iconic spots this spring thanks to a novel collaboration between the nationally read newspaper and the American Institute of Architects. A feature story in USA Today’s travel section on May 10 touted vivid images of 25 sites emblematic […]

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The Hollar Restaurant

Travel a bit outside of Santa Fe to visit the Hollar Restaurant in Madrid! Founded by executive chef, Josh Novak in November of 2008, the Hollar specializes in fusing southern cuisine with the freshest local ingredients. The result is comfort food done right!   A native of Florida, chef Novak attended Auburn University and is […]

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The Gorge Bar & Grill

Here at the Gorge, we are providing a clean, fresh and modern sense of casual dining without sacrificing quality of service and the quality of our food and drinks. […]  We are dedicated to New Mexico grown foods that represent the best this great state has to offer. Everything we make is made from scratch […]

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The Chocolate Smith in Santa Fe

A good friend helped me celebrate my birthday with the gustatory equivalent of the fabled fountain of youth. Chocolate. Chocolate! And not just any chocolate, but a truly decadent assortment of epicurean dark chocolates from The Chocolate Smith in Santa Fe. All semblance of restraint abandons me when confronted with good chocolate, and this most recent […]

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Marqués de Rubí Visits Santa Fe in 1766

The New Mexican is republishing columns written by Marc Simmons who wrote a weekly history column for the periodical for more than 35 years. One that caught my attention was the following story in their historical section, “Trail Dust: Report gave glimpse of Santa Fe in 1766.” Simmons’ article tells the story of the Marqués de Rubí’s (a Spanish […]

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Chef John Rivera Sedlar’s Eloisa Restaurant 

Much anticipated and much celebrated Chef John Rivera Sedlar opened his first Santa Fe restaurant last year after an extraordinarily successful restaurant career in Los Angeles. And I’ve been returning eagerly ever since the first days open. My most recent visit to enjoy Sedlar’s creative twist on modern southwest cuisine was no exception, except I finally […]

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New Mexico True Chocolate Trail

“In New Mexico, where a small group of artisanal chocolatiers creatively and passionately ply their trade,… [they all share a] devotion to their craft and the daily satisfaction of putting a smile on their customers’ faces.” (Source: New Mexico True) Are you interested in a road that is “Paved with Chocolate“? Well, there is no literal chocolate […]

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Last Waltz: Spring Skiing in Santa Fe

One month ago, on April 5, 2017, I skinned and skied Santa Fe’s local ski hill for the last time second to last time this season. Long after winter had turned into spring and the snow had begun to melt, Santa Fe received several significant snowfalls. In the vernacular of my fellow powder hounds, a couple […]

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The Santa Fe Opera

Every July and August since 1957, opera lovers have been drawn to the magnificent northern New Mexico mountains to enjoy productions by one of America’s premier summer opera festivals. Here, The Santa Fe Opera’s dramatic adobe theater blends harmoniously with the high desert landscape. It is this fusion of nature and art that leaves such […]

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