This week it’s all about the Land of Enchantment, Santa Fe, New Mexico!
The first thing you want to do when you get to this beautiful city is to go to the Plaza. You can sign up for walking tours along the Historic Railroad District, and Canyon Road where there are dozens of galleries lining the streets.
My favorite gallery on Canyon Road is New Concepts Gallery. There are always fabulous new pieces from contemporary artists – stop by and see for yourself!
After that, you’ll want to take a ride up to the ski basin to Ten Thousand Waves. It’s a beautiful area with views of downtown Santa Fe. You can get a massage, and even relax in a hot tub in the middle of the forest. Just magical!
In a town of beautiful adobe buildings, there’s the famous Santa Fe Farmer’s Market! It’s one of the largest farmer’s markets in the United States with over 150 vendors and hundreds of different agricultural products. Not to be missed!
The art scene in Santa Fe is unbeatable in the summer months. Visit the International Folk Art Market, the largest in the world with 160 artists from 53 countries. There’s also the Santa Fe Indian Market, which takes place the third week of August in the downtown Plaza with over 1,000 of the best Native American artists.
One of my favorite galleries outside of Santa Fe in a little town called Glorieta is Gallery Zipp, in a 200-year-old farmhouse. A husband and wife team, Bunny Tobias and Charles Greeley, will share their art, along with a beautiful collection of other local artists.
When it comes to the music scene, the Santa Fe Opera is happening through August 26th. It’s their 61st season, with five different operas, in one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen. Get your tickets online at santafeopera.org.
There’s also the Chamber Music Festival, from July 16th to August 21st. There are over 40 different concerts this season! Check the online schedule here.
A special favorite of mine is Doug Montgomery at Vanessie Santa Fe. It’s a little restaurant piano bar and Doug sings and plays. A wonderful way to spend an evening, and a delicious one too!
Whether you’re in the high desert this summer wearing those fringe leather jackets, cashmere sweaters and denim work shirts, or you’re in steamy Florida wearing those lightweight cottons and linens, remember that it’s all about style!
I’ve put together a special Santa Fe Collection this week, featuring lightweight sweaters for desert nights, light jackets for daytime, and delicious silicon scarves to add a pop of personality to any look.
Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:
1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.
Feel good, and look even better!