Authentic Guide to Santa Fe Blog
Nestled in the mountains of New Mexico, the Santa Fe Opera theater has captivated visitors for years with its brilliant architecture, state of the art productions, and an unrivaled natural backdrop. This vibrant cultural institution is an integral part of any … Continue reading
THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLIES OVER SANTA FE Sibley reached Santa Fe on March 13, 1862 (having set out from Texas on February 23, but not before the Union had destroyed the town’s supplies). The Confederate’s New Mexico campaign that was … Continue reading
“THE GETTYSBURG OF THE WEST” – THE BATTLE OF GLORIETA PASS PART 1: THE NEW MEXICO CAMPAIGN TO SEIZE THE U.S. WESTERN TERRITORIES Located less than a half hour away from the Inn on the Alameda, the battlefield of … Continue reading
This beautiful rural and rustic museum to the south of Santa Fe is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Anyone interested in livestock, farming, culture and living conditions during the early Southwest’s history will find this restored one-time caravanserai … Continue reading
Few cities are more inextricably tied to a central physical space than Santa Fe is to the Plaza. Santa Fe Plaza provided a definition and boundary between the state of ‘civilization’ for the Spanish and the ‘frontier’ without. In creating … Continue reading
Saint Patrick is the pre-eminent patron saint of Ireland whom we recognize annually every March 17th. This annual day of celebration in remembrance of Saint Patrick is an important spring festival in its own right, except when Easter falls on this … Continue reading
Most of us think of Benjamin Franklin when we think of the first kites. His famous experiment in 1752 “discovered” electricity by capturing negative charges from static electricity passing overhead while he flew a kite with a metal key attached. … Continue reading
The history of the ski industry in America has a special interest for Santa Fe, surprisingly combining our city’s beautiful ski basin with the defense industry that’s been such a major factor in New Mexican history. If the US had … Continue reading
The time around the holidays in Santa Fe is one of the most marvelous times of the year. Even if we do not have snow for the famous Christmas Eve Canyon Road walk, history has entrusted us with traditions that … Continue reading
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As the weather warms and flowers bloom, we wish you a season of new beginnings!
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu ~ May you enjoy loving and being loved today.
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum February 15-May 5, 2013 Since its inception, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has had as part of its mission the celebration of women artists. And this year, Santa Fe is in for a … Continue reading
The world has turned around for another 365 days, and now we start another new year. May 2013 bring peace, prosperity and pleasurable travel to all…Prospero Ano Nuevo!
Wishing you a table of plenty with family and friends gathered round to celebrate the blessings of the season!
November 15 is a very special day for lovers of Georgia O’Keeffe, and the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famed New Mexico artist gave us a chance to do something different to celebrate! To mark the 125th anniversary … Continue reading
The Santa Fe Opera, 7 miles north of Santa Fe on Highway 84/285 800-280-4654 http://www.santafeopera.org/tickets/index.aspx “I have longed for the sound of your voice.” So sings Nadir in Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers. And that’s an apt reflection of my feelings … Continue reading
We honor…….we commemorate……we bless……
A Blessing To Mothers Everywhere! And to every single man, woman and child who loves them, we wish a joyous and loving Mother’s Day holiday spent with that most special lady in their lives.
Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM Hours: Tue-Fri 10a-5p, Sat 10a-4p through June 8, 2012 Did you know that the Santa Fe Community Convention Center includes a Community Gallery? It’s a nice little secret to … Continue reading
Jaune Quick-to-see-Smith at Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson Street Santa Fe NM It’s actually hard to remember back before the O’Keeffe Museum was here. Of course, the Santa Fe lightbulb joke asks how many Santa Feans it takes to change … Continue reading
And to all, a good night….and joyful day!
The holiday tradition of Las Posadas takes place on Sunday, December 11, at 5:30pm at the Palace of the Governors So much of the holiday season seems so familiar and so relentlessly repetitive, and once-only experiences are becoming a rarity. … Continue reading
Consilience. That’s the word I suspect was trembling on the lips of our guide for the afternoon, Ranger Sarah Woods, as she led us for a walk with that eye-catching title, along a dusty, juniper-dotted trail in Cerrillos Hills State … Continue reading
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, 505-946-1000 There is nothing quite like a thoughtful retrospective of an artist’s work to encourage appreciation of that person’s talents and interests. With the good fortune to have the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum … Continue reading
September 11, 2001….ten years….we remember…..
The Santa Fe Opera, Highway US 84/285 For tickets: Box Office 505-986-5900 and 800-280-4654, or by email email@example.com Truth be told, my outing was actually a trifecta, rather than a marathon, but perhaps you’ll get the idea. Over the years, I have wondered … Continue reading
The Santa Fe Show takes place August 12-15 and August 18-21 at El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM, 505-660-4701 Such a simple title for what is surely a much more complex endeavor! Adding another major … Continue reading
El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe 505-471-2261 http://golondrinas.org/Museum_Info/Driving_Directions/index.html Just south of the city of Santa Fe, visitors can find a beautiful and unique place that seems almost unchanged by the winds of time. At the … Continue reading
The Santa Fe School of Cooking is located at 116 West San Francisco Street , Santa Fe, NM 1-800-982-4688 or 505-983-4511 On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SantaFeSchoolofCooking?sk=wall When people think of Santa Fe, frequently the first thing they think of is the food. … Continue reading
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performs at the Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 West San Francisco St. Santa Fe NM at 7:0pm on Friday, April 8, 2011 Tickets: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf We’re lucky here in Santa Fe…lucky that so many people want to come … Continue reading
In spite of having a week off with splendid weather – except for today with its blowing dust – I chose to do spring cleaning and intensive yard work instead of hiking, and consequently I don’t have an up-to-the-minute entry … Continue reading
The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, NM Phone: 505.988.7050 Box Office: 505.988.1234 E-News at http://www.lensic.org/content/lensic_enews Total opera fan that I am, the time between summer seasons of the Santa Fe Opera seems … Continue reading
Engaging and educational! That’s what I would call a sudden opportunity to help cover the midterm elections for Albuquerque Public Radio, KANW-FM. Although I’ve been a conscientious voter since I first registered, this was the first time I’ve had any … Continue reading
The Hotel Parq Central is located at 806 Central Avenue SE in Albuquerque, NM 87102. You can reach the hotel at 505-242-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sometimes when you’re traveling, you simply can’t get to your destination right away. That’s certainly true … Continue reading
Sometimes you just don’t need to say very much. This is what it looks like in the mountains above Santa Fe right now: Come see us.
The Santa Fe Opera presents Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring with six performances: 7/31 (Premiere); 8/4; 8/13; 8/18; 8/21; and 8/25. For tickets: Call 505-986-5900 “All Hail, Albert!” After last week’s stunning premiere of Lewis Spratlan’s’ Life is a Dream, one … Continue reading
Located at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on the NE corner of West Marcy Street and Grant Avenue from July 6-8, 2010. Registration in advance at email@example.com Every summer, the art opportunities in Santa Fe seem to get better … Continue reading
When you think of travel, one of the things that pops into your mind is what you had to eat that you wish you could have again. Food is definitely one of the elements that makes a journey memorable, and … Continue reading
Trail name: Dale Ball Trails South: map link here and here. Recommended seasons: These are all-seasons hikes. The trails can be snowy in winter but they are unsuitable for snowshoes. The Dale Ball Trail system ranges in elevation from 7000′ to 9000′ above … Continue reading
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum once again honors a renowned painter in the third installation of its “Living Artists of Distinction” series with a large show of works by Susan Rothenberg. This continuing artistic exploration has as its goal the exposition … Continue reading
Great dining destinations deserve great deals once in a while…and New Mexico delivers with its first annual restaurant week! For two exciting weeks, Santa Fe and Albuquerque restaurants will be upping the ante in the kitchen while they’re dropping the … Continue reading
Gloomy weather is always Nature’s way of veiling a secret undertaking on her part that will take more than the usual effort on your part to discover. It’s much more comfortable to stay warm and dry inside when the day … Continue reading
Yes, it’s over, but it sure was interesting! Everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that was there too, and I just didn’t see it! The Santa Fe Recycled Art Fair was held last weekend at El Museo Cultural – … Continue reading
One of the hidden gems of Santa Fe is the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Perched up on Museum Hill, but not part of the Museum of New Mexico system, this petite treasure house is a great museum visit … Continue reading