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Indian Market

  This weekend, August 16 to 18 is the 98th annual Indian Market here in Santa Fe. It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts...

Bolo Ties

The neck tie may be suffering a decline due to casual Fridays and Silicon Valley chic but out here in the west the Bolo ties is still the mark of a well-dressed man. Bolo tie? What’s that? The Bolo Tie is simplicity itself. A leather cord, usually braided, and held...

The Must See Miracle

  For visitors to Santa Fe the Miracle Stairway of Loretto Chapel is a MUST SEE. The Chapel choir loft is 22 feet above the floor, but with no way to get there. Legend says that to find a solution to this problem, the Sisters of the Chapel made a novena to St....

The Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route that connected  Independence, Missouri with Santa Fe , New Mexico. Pioneered in 1821 by William Becknell, the trail served as a vital commercial highway until the introduction of the Railroad to Santa Fe in...

Blooming Cactus

Now is the time to get out and hike the trails around Santa Fe. For the next few weeks the varieties of cactus from Claret Cup to Tree Cholla will be blooming. Yes, cactus does flower and when they do it is a sight not to be missed. In addition to the splendid cactus...

Low & Slow!

Lowrider season has begun in Santa Fe. What’s lowrider? They are incredible pieces of movable and functional art. These customized cars are individually painted with intricate and very colorful designs. They have created an entire sub category of painting called...

Canyon Road Historic Area

After walking on Canyon Road and taking in the art galleries walk down Garcia Street. Here you will encounter many of the charming old abobe houses that make up the Historic District. Stop and admire the unique walls, doors and windows. Stop in and have a coffee at...

Bandelier Waterfall Hike

It's spring and that means the record snow fall is melting. A wet spring and the melting snow means the rivers and creek are raging. A perfect time to hike the Bandelier National Monument Falls Trail. Sunday was a sunny day. Not too warm and not cool. In short, just...

An Evening at Coyote Cafe

The culinary scene is one of Santa Fe's most attractive features. Friday night we decided to go out and sample one of Santa Fe's best, Coyote Cafe. We chose to be seated at the counter were we had a clear view into the open kitchen. I believe this is the best seat in...

Final Ski Days of 2109

  Well, Ski Santa Fe's    closing day is April 14th. I did my final ski day  for the 2019 season on Monday, April 8, and slush was the word. Now, any day skiing is a good ski day, but slush is a sign that the ski season is coming to a close. It's time to put away...