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FineLifestyles FALL 2015 | VOLUME 1 ISSUE 4

WHAT’S ON YOUR WISH LIST? AL PACINO STOPS THROUGH TOWN THE CONCORSO PAYS TRIBUTE TO DENISE MCCLUGGAGE BALLOONING GALORE

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Built by Designer/Builder Jay Parks and Located on a Hilltop 3 blocks from Historic Canyon Road. Nestled amongst the history of Santa Fe, incredible views of the city lights, Sangre and Jemez Mountains. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home with open concept kitchen and living room are defined by high ceilings, 2 fireplaces and 4 sets of French doors. Gary Hall Meleah Artley MLS# 201502561 505 982 9836 $1,595,000

Old World Elegance and Spectacular Views in the Northeast Hills of Santa Fe. This exceptionally upgraded adobe home with attached guest house encompasses the highest level of finishes, including oversized chefs kitchen that the most discriminating buyer will appreciate..

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s sublime as summer is, I can’t help but feel excited when that first autumnal hint of cool hits an otherwise balmy evening. The aspen soon cover our Sangre de Cristos with gold, and hot air balloons fill our sunny southern skies. It’s a time of change; things always seem to kick into gear in autumn. The hustle and bustle in the air reminds me of the importance of keeping healthy amidst the hullaballoo. Included in this issue is an exclusive interview with this year’s Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich, and our cover girl is none other than the premier vein and skin care expert in the state, Dr. Kristen L. Biggs. Her skillset covers the gamut from venous procedures and body sculpting to top of the line skin care techniques.

www.finelifestyles.ca Fall 2015 Volume 1 Issue 4 Editor Emmaly Wiederholt emmalyw@finelifestyles.ca Art Direction Lisa Redden Design Candace Haiko, Ghislaine Moffitt, Amber Moon, DeAnne Bell, Shanna Joudrey Staff Writers Trina Annand, Henny Buffinga, Melanie Furlong, Tobie Hainstock, Tonya Lambert, Tori Stafford, Courtney Tait Cover Photography Terry Behal

It’s also a time of year when I’m reminded what’s coming down the pipe: the holidays. Here at Fine Lifestyles, we’ve got you covered with our Wish List guide. From stylish boutiques to the finest in home décor, our radar is jam packed with the best Santa Fe has to offer.

Photography Linda Carfagno, Kara Duval, Daniel Nadelbach, Carolyn Wright

But perhaps the best part of autumn is the flow of transition; gardens are harvested, kids and grandkids head back to school, and the perfect thing to do is to curl up with your copy of Fine Lifestyles and cross from summer to winter. Enjoy!

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CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS STYLE ....................................................14 HEALTH & WELLNESS ......................34 ARTS, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT ...59 SPORTS, RECREATION & TRAVEL .. 112 PETS ..................................................... 117

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STYLE “In the last two decades, there’s been a nice introduction of modern fashion in Santa Fe. People are borrowing and mixing styles,” notes Ivan Barnett, owner of Patina Gallery. Patina paired German worldrenowned Peter Schmid of Atelier Zobel’s jewelry with the designs of Lars Anderson at this years’ Street Fashion Week. Not to be confused with Shea’s Street Fashion Week, Santa Fe Fashion Week celebrates its fourth year in October. Events include the Rock against Racism benefit concert, a screening of the documentary True Cost, the Shop n’ Stroll on Canyon Road and the main runway event at the convention center. “Santa Fe has the same panache as any major international city. People might think of turquoise and broomstick skirts when they think of Santa Fe fashion, but there’s a lot more depth,” says Amanda Caserta, executive director of Santa Fe Fashion Week. “There’s a conversation in fashion where some believe it is craft and others believe it is fine art. We believe it is three dimensional art, and the models are the canvas.” Another exciting event includes the fashion show as part of Indian Market. Separate from the clothing contest, the fashion show constitutes an opportunity for contemporary Native designers to show their work. “I’m really interested in Native fashion as art, pushing

the boundaries of not just a typical fashion show, but inviting visual artists to take part as well,” organizer Amber-Dawn Bear Robe explains. “When it comes to Native American art and fashion, people often like to romanticize based on stereotypes. I want to move forward beyond the same conversation about stereotypes and appropriation, so I do what I can do with the fashion show.”

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he world of fashion is an international one. In addition to fashionista destinations such as New York, Paris and London, add Santa Fe to the list, which has several fashion events ranging in size and scope. Each celebrates our city’s unique blend of traditional and cosmopolitan styles.

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“Santa Fe has been ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion today. People in Santa Fe dress as they please. They mix cowboy boots and jeans with tuxedo jackets at the opera, for instance. Women and men in Santa Fe are not afraid to create their own distinct look,” describes Amy Shea, executive director of Santa Fe Street Fashion Week, which includes some of the most internationally recognized designers in the world. Held the last week of August, 2015 was the inaugural year.

Other local events include the trash fashion and costume contest put on by Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, community events sponsored by Ezra Estes — head professor of fashion design at Santa Fe Community College, and this November the International Textile and Apparel Association will be hosting its annual meeting in the City Different. “On Santa Fe’s runway, there is no dominant design point, only an incredible palette. If you want a Santa Fe fashion experience, get ready to choose what you like,” reflects Shea. “It’s a very unique thing for people to come to a city of Santa Fe’s size and find the level of design available.” OPPOSITE Design by Orlando Dugi, photo by Nate Francis. LEFT Design by Orlando Dugi, Photo Mike Satterfield. ABOVE L & R Photo by Mike Satterfield. BELOW Photo by BLU Photography

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commentary speaks highly for Kaldoun. “He’s a magician,” Scappucci tells her friend as the singer fawns over a highnecked red leather coat. Another woman comes in to Eternity wearing a big sunhat. She tries on and buys a pair of crisp blue-gray heals, but finds herself lingering on her way out to admire a reversible water proof mink coat. Inevitably, she tries it on and falls in love with it. These sorts of happenstances are all too common in Kaldoun’s store. He relates how a doctor visiting from San Diego came in. “I prescribed her an outfit, and told her if she didn’t get compliments I would refund her money. She got a compliment within 30 seconds. I was happy for her. She was a beautiful woman who needed to feel beautiful in a simple way.” From opening night at the opera to a sassy night on the town, Kaldoun outfits his clients to find their hidden potential. “People leave saying, ‘Wow, I feel amazing,’ and I say, ‘Duh!’” describes Kaldoun. “That’s the whole idea: to show a person a part of themselves they haven’t discovered.” BOTTOM RIGHT Kaldoun Sassila, owner

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t was just another summer day when internationally acclaimed Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci walked into Kaldoun Sassila’s store, Eternity. As Scappucci was conducting Daughter of the Regiment for the 2015 opening night of the Santa Fe Opera, it behooved her to look her best. So she headed to Kaldoun’s Eternity. Specializing in European clothing, jewelry and décor, Eternity draws clientele like Scappucci because it is more than a retail shop; it is a place that unlocks a beautiful version of yourself you perhaps didn’t know existed. Since 1999, Kaldoun has offered private consultations to high- end customers looking for unrepeatable styles. He

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works closely with European designers to readjust styles and pick out colors to fit the needs of his clients. “Somehow the designers listen,” he laughs. Many of the shoes he carries are designed by the oldest shoemaking business in the world, who has been in business in Italy for 177 years. Kaldoun grew up in the clothing industry; his dad was in textiles, his greatgrandfather was a master weaver, and he is fifth generation in the textile and clothing business. “I love what I do. Who doesn’t love to dress a woman and make her feel good?” Kaldoun confesses. He also spent much of his life in Paris working closely with private design companies to create and enhance lines.

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“The world is a theater where we stage our lives. We play different roles throughout the day. What you wear and how you wear it reflects each role,” says Kaldoun. “Most people just cover up; they simply put on clothes. But your outfit reflects how people feel about you. If you’re walking down the street with the right jeans, the right shoes, the right shirt and the right handbag, it gives you more confidence. It’s energy; you have to feel it.” “Sometimes you have to dress your home as well as yourself. Your home reflects you and your energy, so it should make you feel good,” he notes. His store also carries French and Italian home décor. As Scappucci and a Berliner opera singer rustle through the rack of jackets, their

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From Design to Craftsmanship, Marc Howard Does it All Photos Carolyn Wright

There’s nothing quite like jewelry. It dazzles when the light hits it, makes you feel pretty, catches that special someone’s eye and maybe even makes you a bit more confident. However, as each person’s tastes are unique, so it is true with jewelry: no two people can wear the same piece alike.

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t Marc Howard Custom Jewelry Design, owner Marc Howard understands the uniqueness of each piece of jewelry to its wearer. “If you’re going to be wearing jewelry, it generally has to say something about you,” he explains. “I work with people who come in and don’t have a clue what they want. I urge them to look around town and pick out specific elements of things that appeal to them. Sometimes clients know what they want, and it’s fun to pull out elements of design with them and find what they really identify with.” Howard’s expertise spans the gamut from Etruscan and Edwardian to art

nouveau and art deco. Though the bulk of his work is fine jewelry, Howard enjoys craft jewelry projects as well. Craft jewelry, in contrast to fine jewelry, is less finished and more textured. There’s often more free form and layers of metal. It’s not as tailored, and oftentimes there are components of bone, wood or gems used organically. Fine jewelry, on the other hand, tends to be more tailored with cleaner lines. When working with a client on designing and crafting a new piece, Howard sees his role as that of an educator. “My job is to teach consumers how to describe what they want and give them incentive to look more closely,” he notes. “When

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most people look at a piece of jewelry, they see everything at once instead of the individual elements. They don’t see the way it’s connected or how the forms work together. They think it’s all one unit, and my job is to show them how to see each individual element.” He continues: “If you’re designing a ring, maybe you like prongs. Do you want them to be heavy or almost invisible? Then you look at the shank — is it straight and narrow or does it have texture or stones? Then there’s shape — wide, narrow, rounded or flat. There could be a pictograph, engraving or etching carved into it. There’s a lot that goes on within each element. Basically, jewelry combines engineering, chemistry, metallurgy and art.” It’s well worth noting Howard is one of the only jewelers in town who also runs his store. Though there are several designers who have a craftsman make the jewelry, Howard runs the store, designs and then makes the jewelry in the back. He describes how this is important: “If you talk to the person who makes your jewelry, you have a better chance of getting exactly what you want. I’ve been doing this for 43 years, and I almost always totally please my clients.” Marc Howard Custom Jewelry Design 328 S. Guadalupe St. 505.820.1080 www.marc-howard.com

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andering around the Plaza, the Railyard or up and down Canyon Road, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the many gorgeous trinkets and beautifully made clothes sold here in Santa Fe. Despair no more — Fine Lifestyles has compiled its style wish list for you. From galleries to boutiques, the best of the City Different is here.

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began her wholesale company doing special orders and repairs to the trade. Of that time, she recalls, “I never let my pride get between me and a job. I worked seven days a week for the first seven years I was in business.” Oftentimes people come to Fairchild with a ring she designed for their mother or even grandmother. “I’m now doing jewelry for the third generation of clients. Styles change,” she explains. “We are constantly working with people who have antiques who want to modernize the look or restore the antique settings.” “One of the most important things you can do when you’re making a custom piece of jewelry is to listen to what the client’s needs are so you can correctly interpret what it is they’d like to have,” Fairchild describes. “Sometimes the

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t would be the rare person who wakes up in the morning and carelessly throws on jewelry. Most of us are quite the opposite. Though we might dress in a hurry, the earrings we pair with a blouse or the sparkling ring we slip on is always placed with fastidious care. This is because jewelry transcends the everyday; it’s an ornament, a statement of personal aesthetic. Valerie Fairchild understands the value inherent in a fine piece of jewelry, and thus takes pride in the high level with

which she creates that special metal statement. Founded in 1976, Fairchild and Co. has become a destination for fine handmade jewelry. Fairchild is a trained goldsmith who, in the classical way, still hand draws her designs, which are then transformed into beautiful pieces of jewelry evoking nature, mythology, ancient cultures, science, travel and astrology. In addition to her custom-made work, she does insurance appraisals and repairs. Her store includes a full studio where she manufacturers her creatures on-site.

client will come in and say, ‘I don’t know what I want.’ When that happens, I show them the several different styles I work in — any style, including classic, antique, modern bold or delicate. And I’m creating lots of new designs in micro-mosaic inlaid stones.” Her many years practicing her craft and listening to the needs of her clients have paid off; her clients who shop internationally tell her she’s equal to any of the significant jewelers working around the world. Under Fairchild’s skilled eye, every exquisite piece she delivers is a work of art its wearer will cherish forever. Fairchild and Co. 110 W. San Francisco St. 505.984.2039 Fairchildjewelry.com fairchildjewelry@aol.com

“There are very few of us left in town who actually make the jewelry on the premises, as opposed to designing it and then having it manufactured elsewhere,” Fairchild explains. “I really like what I do, and I’m probably going to die doing this. I enjoy expanding my creative juices; I love exploring new feelings expressed in metal and stone. That’s one of the reasons that drives me to keep getting better.” After an apprenticeship in 1975 with a diamond setter in Portland, Oregon, Fairchild moved to Santa Fe, where she ABOVE Valerie Fairchild. Photos By Carolyn Wright

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of styles, including hand woven rugs, pierced metal hanging lamps from India, mirrors and an ever-changing array of consignment pieces from Santa Fe’s finest homes. High-quality leather and upholstered easy chairs, wingback chairs and sofas made in Toronto share floor space with the finest Chinese antiques — medicine chests, lacquered armoires and side tables, trunks, intricately carved screens, altar tables, garden stools and a variety of chairs. It’s a prime stop for gifts for weddings, celebrations and holidays, with New Mexico’s largest selection of Votivo candles and home fragrance items, and accessories such as leather and stone boxes, baskets, Buddha figures, silk and cashmere scarves, crystal paperweights, vases and luxurious sheepskin pillows. Discerning shoppers will find a full range of handmade Beatriz Ball metal ware. Made from brilliant, recycled aluminum, the sandcast serving and decorative pieces never need polishing and rival the more common Nambe ware in design and functionality. Famed contemporary Chinese artist Guo Ming Fu is shown exclusively in the United States at Asian Adobe. The selection of freshwater pearls — from necklaces to earrings, and from baroque to coin and ring pearls — is outstanding and most of it has been custom made to Kirk’s specifications. “When I travel to China, my first stop is the pearl market, where I’ll inspect the pearls and place an order. By the time I leave, the jewelry is ready to take with me back to Santa Fe.

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ne block west of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, nestled close to a bakery, wine bar and art galleries, Asian Adobe is a treasure house of exquisite home décor accessories, high-quality antique Chinese furnishings, gifts and the finest collection of pearl jewelry in New Mexico. Owner Fidelia Kirk traces the origin of the store to the mid-1990s, when she and her husband lived in northern China. Over time, she developed close relationships with local antique

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furniture collectors, began collecting hand-embroidered textiles and built her personal collection of pearls. Now those relationships and interests are showcased in this multi-room shop, and Kirk says her finest and most unusual pieces of Chinese art and furniture are on consignment from American collectors. “We are getting some amazing things,” Kirk says. “Everything from antique kimonos to a huge collection of blue and white ceramics to a rare coromandel

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screen. Many people have inherited antiques from their parents, and others are downsizing and find that their homes aren’t large enough, or they simply want to switch up their furniture and décor, so they place these pieces on consignment.” From its beginnings offering antique Chinese furniture, Asian Adobe has expanded and evolved to include the full range of home furniture and design, adding gifts, jewelry, flower arrangements and a myriad of accessories in a mixture

Famed contemporary Chinese artist Guo Ming Fu is shown exclusively in the United States at Asian Adobe. The selection of freshwater pearls — from necklaces to earrings, and from baroque to coin and ring pearls — is outstanding and most of it has been custom made to Kirk’s specifications.

Meeri Khalsa, the in-store designer, creates custom silk flower arrangements for any occasion and setting, and also provides custom home design and decorating services. In addition, all pieces can be taken on approval, to make sure they work perfectly with the homeowner’s existing décor. Asian Adobe 310 Johnson St. 505.992.6846 www.asianadobe.com

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or a custom creation, the experts at Santa Fe Goldworks are ready to assist in finding the piece that is uniquely you.

Owner David Griego and sales associates. Photo by Daniel Nadelbach.

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he right piece of jewelry is more than simple adornment; it can be timeless and as integral to a person’s look as their favorite shoes or signature glasses. Jewelry has become a lasting symbol of love and a way to commemorate special events and milestones. For David Griego and the team of experts and artisans at Santa Fe Goldworks, jewelry is a method of artistic expression like none other. “I like to make jewelry that is wearable art. It is very rewarding to create beautiful objects from raw materials and make our clients’ dreams come true,” says Griego. Since 1972, Santa Fe Goldworks has provided the city with one-of-a-kind pieces meticulously handcrafted to reflect the unique fusion of New Mexico’s customs and culture. Each and every piece features precious

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and semi-precious stones that are hand selected, making no two pieces identical. The store’s most coveted collection, the River of Love, is created in Australian opal, turquoise and Mediterranean coral. Inspired by the landscape of New Mexico and a symbol for the heartbeat, River of Love pieces convey the bond of a couple’s affection. “A lot of jewelry out there is mass produced, there is no heart in it, it’s just metal and stone,” says Griego, “We go the extra mile for our clients. Our jewelry passes through highly skilled hands that are dedicated to fine craftsmanship. So much love goes into each piece.” Using traditional jewelry making methods like the centuries old art of inlay, Santa Fe Goldworks creates timeless showpieces in silver and gold. Whether visitors are looking for a ready-made piece

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Striving to make a positive ecological impact in the community and the world, the jeweler is committed to sustainability through the use of recycled precious metals, as well as storied gemstones and diamonds. “We want our clients to know they are important to us and part of that is taking care of the environment. We have always felt we are all responsible for preserving our surroundings. We are not in this business just to make a living; we are here to build relationships with clients and take care of the planet as much as we can,” says Griego. Santa Fe Goldworks’ Zia collection is another beloved choice for clients, harnessing the strength and beauty of the state’s symbol in rings, earrings and necklaces. Luminescent opal and striking turquoise render this powerful symbol a personal talisman. After 43 years in business, Santa Fe Goldworks is truly dedicated to their clients old or new. “We go above and beyond for our clients. We want them to be happy with our work. I am still honored to work in a profession where I can create a sketch with a pencil and see it become a tangible item that makes people happy,” says Griego. At Santa Fe Goldworks, creativity is in their blood. Let the craftsmanship of their elegant lines become a staple in your life. Santa Fe Goldworks 60 E. San Francisco St. Suite #218 505.983.4562 Santafegoldworks.com info@santafegoldworks.com

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piece as it accents your neckline, ears or wrist. This is jewelry that demands to be picked up and held, to be worn and cherished. There is one word that perfectly describes SOMERS Jewelry: timeless.

To understand the appeal of SOMERS Jewelry, simply wear a piece. Feel the weight of solid silver and pure gold. Experience the graceful elegance of each

SOMERS Jewelry hosts a charitable event on the 1st of each month called Silver Linings. These events directly support Santa Fe’s most beneficial non-profit organizations by donating 25 percent of each sale to charity. Please stop in and see the wonderful collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings and help give back to the community.

hen you walk into SOMERS Jewelry, the first impression you get is similar to that of walking into a fine art gallery. Each piece of jewelry looks like an individually hand crafted art sculpture, and in fact they are. Getting inspiration from partner and sculptor Somers Randolph, owner Hillary Randolph miniaturizes each piece in beautiful silver and gold.

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Beautiful. Handcrafted. Elegant. Mario Chavez Designer Jewelry offers a multitude of services from custom creations to lapidary, repairs, stone setting, wax carving and casting, engagement and anniversary rings, and state-of-the-art laser welding.

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r. Kristen L. Biggs is the kind of doctor from whom you immediately feel a sense of competency and trust. The feeling is well founded; Dr. Biggs is the only board-certified vascular surgeon in Santa Fe. She completed a six-year general surgery residency program at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, followed by a twoyear vascular surgery fellowship at UCLA. Additionally, she is double board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.

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Originally from Texas, Dr. Biggs relocated to Albuquerque in 2008 to become assistant professor of vascular surgery at the University of New Mexico Hospital. Always interested in staying current in her field, she happily accepted an additional mentorship position as the associate program director of general surgery. Additionally, she served as the medical director of the UNM Vein Center from 2010 until she founded her own practice in Santa Fe in July of 2012.

“It’s so important to me to uphold the highest standard of care when treating patients,” Dr. Biggs says. “That’s always my focus. When I finished my fellowship training and was looking at different vascular surgery positions across the country, I fell in love with New Mexico. Not only is this a beautiful place to live, but I love the people here. For these reasons, I knew this is where I wanted to start my practice. This is where my husband and I want to raise our family.” Dr. Biggs and her husband, Jonathan, have three young children: Carter and the twins, Lauren and Jackson. Dr. Biggs’s practice began as a center where one could receive quality medical care for venous problems and skin care concerns. It has evolved to become a center of excellence and a destination location for the most advanced laser skin care, body sculpting and varicose vein treatment in the southwest. As the largest esthetics practice in northern New Mexico, the highly

trained and experienced team strives to be the leader in advanced skin care rejuvenation techniques. The center celebrates many points of distinction. It was the first in New Mexico to offer MiXto Pro® Microfractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, the only center in Santa Fe to offer DualSculpting with CoolSculpting® technology, the first vein center in New Mexico to be accredited in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), and the first non-pilot vein center to be accredited by the IAC in the entire nation. Dr. Biggs most recently purchased Eden Medispa, further augmenting her already impressive array of services. Dr. Biggs’s professional, welcoming approach and considerate team of staff aim to provide knowledgeable and thorough explanations of services and products, superior treatment techniques and the utmost level of patient and client care, enabling you to have an extraordinary experience.

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Given Dr. Biggs’s extensive training in vascular surgery, she makes an ideal doctor for seeking out vein treatments. “A lot of doctors who do venous work are not vascular surgeons, interestingly enough,” she describes. “I, on the other hand, approach patients differently because the veins routinely shut down for venous disease are the same vessels utilized when making a bypass for people who have arterial problems. For people who have arterial disease, it’s important to have availability of those vessels because they may need them to save their limb from amputation. Non-vascular surgeons doing venous work don’t always understand this and will potentially burn bridges for patients, costing them a literal arm or a leg.” To briefly explain, veins return oxygen-poor blood to the heart. Normal leg veins have one-way valves that help maintain blood flow against the force of gravity. The valves can become non-functional for a variety of reasons including genetics, hormonal changes, pregnancy, prolonged standing and a history of blood clots. When the valves are not working correctly, gravity acts on the blood in the venous system, causing the veins to become swollen with twisted, bluish cords known as varicose veins. The underlying valve problem can also contribute to symptoms of leg fatique, aching, pain, and swelling after standing for long periods. Untreated valve problems can progress to skin breakdown and the formation of an ulcer or sores close to the ankle. The spectrum of vein problems Dr. Biggs treats ranges from spider veins to varicose veins and venous stasis ulcers, and her surgical prowess ensures treatments are effective and long lasting. There’s no need to get a referral to see Dr. Biggs if a patient has a concern. “It constitutes a real medical risk. This is more than a cosmetic issue; it truly warrants medical attention and intervention,” Dr. Biggs notes. Oftentimes consultation, evaluation with ultrasound and the surgical procedures to address venous problems are covered by health insurance. Dr. Biggs’s office accepts most major forms of health insurance, including Medicare.

because often when lasers are performed it’s done with topical anesthetic only. Having a surgeon like myself perform this procedure allows patients to have one of the most aggressive treatments available to create dramatic results with minimal to no discomfort.”

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Dr. Biggs’ center carries the gamut of skin care services, including MiXto Pro® Micro Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 Laser Resurfacing, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®, dermal fillers (including Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® UltraPlus XC, Restylane-L®, Perlane-L®, Radiesse® and Voluma® XC), chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, laser treatment of facial blood vessels and laser hair removal. Of note is the MiXto Pro® Micro Fractional CO2 laser, an ablative fractionated laser operating at a 10,600 nm wavelength, which superheats water molecules in the skin causing vaporization of skin

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cells in a precise skin-peeling effect. This laser is fractionated, meaning instead of acting on the entire surface area of the treated skin, only a fraction of the skin is targeted with heat energy. Only one treatment is required to produce dramatic results, but the healing process involves approximately seven to 10 days of social downtime. “I am the first person to have this technology in the state and I operate it at an aggressive level to render the best cosmetic results,” Dr. Biggs says. “I employ a number of advanced nerve block techniques to anesthetize the entire face. This is a point of distinction

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An alternative for those who cannot afford to take over a week off from social obligations to heal, the Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 contains both a 1550 nm wavelength erbium laser and a 1927 nm wavelength thulium laser, and is classified as a non-ablative, fractionated laser. This laser targets water in the dermis, more gently heating it to cause controlled thermal damage. Because it is less aggressive, usually three to five treatments spaced four to six weeks apart produce the most optimal results. Social downtime is minimal, lasting zero to three days. This procedure is also offered at Dr. Biggs’s office. “Laser resurfacing accomplishes results that a surgical facelift cannot, such as stimulating collagen and thereby improving overall skin quality,” Dr. Biggs describes.

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Add to the list of impressive services Dr. Biggs’s center offers: it is the only practice in Santa Fe with CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, effective alternative to liposuction and other surgical procedures for fat reduction. This non-surgical procedure uses cooling technology to reduce bumps, bulges and areas of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise.

For the patient looking for non-invasive treatment, Dr. Biggs also offers chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, cosmetic injectables including BOTOX® Cosmetic and six different dermal fillers, and medical-grade skin care product lines like SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica®, Clarisonic®, Latisse®, Revision® Skin Care and Avène.

CoolSculpting® works by targeting the fat cells in a certain area and freezing them, which allows them to be reabsorbed by the body. When the CoolSculpting® applicator is applied to the treatment area, the cold triggers a death signal in the fat cells without harming other tissue, skin or blood vessels. The fat cells then die over a period of two to three months and are removed via the lymphatic system.

“Lynn Cordahi, MSN, FNP-BC, has 30 years of experience, eight of those with cosmetic injectibles,” says Dr. Biggs. “She is very skilled and has an eye for creating balanced, esthetically pleasing results. She has quite the patient following. When she came to my center, she brought her expertise, specifically with Voluma® XC.”

“This is ideal for people within 30 lb. of their ideal weight who have a stubborn bulge they can’t get rid of,” Dr. Biggs explains. “Essentially what it accomplishes is toning of the body. It sculpts inner thighs, abdominals and love handles.”

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Dr. Biggs’s CoolSculpting® team members have received advanced training in CoolSculpting® techniques. The center offers DualSculpting, which uses two machines to treat two areas (such as love handles) at the same time, shortening overall treatment time. Because the procedure is completely non-surgical, there is usually no downtime required.

“Our cosmetics practice philosophy is that people should look like an improved, refreshed version of themselves, not overly augmented,” reflects Dr. Biggs. “We want people to look natural and healthy. Our entire team is of this mindset because we recognize our patients are a reflection of us.” From venous procedures, CoolSculpting® and the array of skin treatments from topical to aggressive, Dr. Biggs and her excellent staff are unparalleled in their skill and expertise.

When combined with good diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® can permanently reduce the fatty tissue. Most individuals notice a visible reduction of fat in the treated area as early as three weeks after treatment. The most dramatic results are usually seen within two to three months after treatment.

Kristen L. Biggs, MD, Skin Care & Vein Centre, PC 409 St. Michaels Drive, Suites A&B 505.695.7070 www.kristenlbiggsmd.com

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available to offer additional screening to women with dense breasts. At Santa Fe Imaging, there is a 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) which is designed especially for screening dense breasts. ABUS does not use radiation or compression like a mammogram. The images from an ABUS exam help identify cancers which may be hidden in dense tissue on mammographic images. It is important to continue to have regular screening mammograms as well, since cancer may also appear in fatty tissue. How do I know if I have dense tissue? What should I do? • Get a mammography screening exam • Ask about your breast density • If you have dense breasts, ask your doctor about 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) ABOUT DR. SAINI Chief breast radiologist Dr. Monica Saini joined Santa Fe Imaging in September 2008. A radiologist specializing in breast imaging, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Science of Physiology at Rosalind Franklin University, and her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Saini completed her Internship and Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Her fellowship was in women’s imaging at the University of Washington-Seattle.

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ammograms alone may miss cancer in dense breasts, yet most women are unaware of their breast density. More than 40 percent of American women have dense breasts, which can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by four to six times. It’s a stronger factor in personal risk assessment than family history. You can’t tell by touch, sight or breast size. The only way to know if you have dense breast tissue is by having a mammogram. If you have dense breasts, it simply means your breasts are filled with more fibrous tissue than fat. Dense tissue can hide cancer on a mammogram and may require additional testing.

Many states have enacted legislation to tell women about their breast density; that is, when a woman has a mammogram, by law, the patient must be informed of her breast density and how it pertains to her risk of getting breast cancer. This gives women the opportunity to have additional testing as needed to ensure her imaging results are not only accurate, but as thorough as possible.

Dr. Saini has become well known in the implementation of 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound. Her expertise has been sought around the country to train others in utilizing ABUS for dense breasted patients, and she has been featured in Forbes magazine.

New Mexico has no such law. Sadly, this often means most New Mexican women are completely unaware of their breast density.

Santa Fe Imaging 1640 Hospital Dr. 505.983.9350

Fortunately, there is one facility in the state that has the newest technology Dr. Monica Saini

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From galleries to events, just about anything happening downtown is easily within walking distance.

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etting older is full of “whatifs”; it’s hard to know what will happen to each of us as we age. At the same time, our senior years should be some of the best in our life, filled with leisure, learning and lots of fun. That’s why it’s important to select a retirement community that can provide for your health and your social milieu. Here in Santa Fe, El Castillo offers the best of both worlds. El Castillo is the only continuing care retirement community in northern New Mexico. That means residents can move into an independent apartment and then, if necessary, take advantage of the assisted living, nursing and memory care

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services. This kind of care is unparalleled in the city. It gives seniors the option to have the security of knowing their longterm care is assured. “Most of our residents and prospective residents this day and age look at us as a life care community,” explains CEO Al Jahner. “We are an organization that offers a full range of housing, social opportunities, wellness and health care in order to serve our residents as their needs change over time. That’s why it’s called life care.” The memory care facility has been added only in the past year. El Castillo purchased its neighboring building, which

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was Mayor Valdez’ ancestral home, and remodeled it into 11 memory care units. “With more diagnoses of Alzheimer’s and dementia, it’s of concern for most seniors. The fact that we have added a memory care building has greatly helped with peace of mind,” says Jahner. El Castillo’s gorgeous facility is just off of Alameda. The Santa Fe River runs close by, and it’s so well nestled in greenery one might miss it if it wasn’t on one’s radar. “Location is key for us,” notes Jahner. “Even though we’re the only ones who provide the levels of care we do, we’re also the only ones downtown. All of our residents have the ability to drive or even walk to all kinds of activities.”

“We offer activities and cultural programs for everybody – from independent and assisted living to nursing and memory care,” says Jean Kessel, Director of Administration and Operations. “All of our programs are driven by the residents. We have several classes – writing, art, music (the El Castillo Choir) and exercise. We just set up a new state-of-the-art fitness center designed specifically for people over 50. We also provide transportation to local cultural events, dining out and off campus programs.” El Castillo has been around since 1971. Shortly after it opened, the health center and dining room were added, making it the high class retirement community it has been for the past almost 45 years. It’s important to note El Castillo is also unique in that it is a non-profit. “Here at El Castillo, the money stays within the organization and any profit goes to upgrades,” describes Jahner. “We’re governed by a local Board of Directors who all live in the community.” “I was born in Santa Fe and am now living in the ‘heart’ of the city at the lovely and friendly retirement residences of El Castillo. I have lived here for eight years and feel it’s been a wise decision. Because El Castillo is governed by a local Board of Directors, it avoids the cookie cutter management of large corporation life care facilities. The amenities I enjoy

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cover every need to make life a pleasure,” says resident Conchita Lopez. “Moving to El Castillo is like going on vacation and not having to go back home,” adds resident Charles E. Cole. Jahner relates, “Some years ago a gentleman made the comment, ‘My wife and I made the choice to move here so our kids wouldn’t have to make that choice.’ It’s a great comfort for families knowing exactly how elderly parents’ needs will be covered, whatever those may happen to be.” “We have third generation residents here now,” says Kessel. Jahner adds, “When you talk about why people move here, it’s about lifestyle and providing for your future. If and when you need healthcare, you know who’s going to deliver it. We strive to provide engaged living, wellness programs and social connections which may significantly increase quality of life.” From the perfect location to the incomparable care, El Castillo provides an ideal place to enjoy your senior years. The amenities are first class, the staff is excellent, the grounds are lush and, consequently, the residents can’t help but enjoy their lifestyle. In other words, El Castillo has it all.

El Castillo 250 E. Alameda St. 505.988.2877 Elcastilloretirement.com

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Diana James helps people go past where they stop themselves: “In a nutshell, I show people how to get what they really want and grow into happier, healthier, richer versions of themselves.”

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iana D. James quite simply wants to help you become the best version of yourself. Born with a unique set of special abilities, she has the skills and personal history to assess almost any situation and assist you in changing it for the better. “People come to me when they’re stuck,” she describes. “They know there’s something they want, whether it’s a beautiful relationship, a career or business doing something they love or a tricky health issue. I show people how to live an extraordinary life if that’s what they want.”

seeing the energy around people. “From a young age, I knew there was something about me that was different, so I did everything I could to figure out what it was and shut it off. For the first half of my life I ran from my abilities, just trying to fit in.” She gravitated to the sciences, focusing in school on pre-medicine and mechanical engineering. Later, she worked as a team builder and technical writer at Boeing Aircraft. That was her last corporate job before she finally said, “Yes” to her intuitive gifts and began using them to help people.

Diana recalls being born clairvoyant and clairaudient, hearing people’s thoughts as if they had spoken them aloud, and

Diana describes how it was necessary to reconcile her passion for science with her mystical gifts: to integrate her left

and right brain. “Many highly sensitive people try to deny their innate abilities, having been told their whole lives there is ‘something wrong with them’. I’ve found that these are the people who are sitting on solutions the world needs, especially now. They need help getting themselves out of hiding and into the marketplace,” she explains. Sacred Aromatics, Diana’s essential oil company, has existed for 22 years. “In the study of these complex plant medicines I found a perfect harmony of science and the mystical,” she says. “I’m sensitive to most pharmaceutical medications, as are many people, so I went looking for solutions to physical, mental and emotional imbalances and illnesses.” People come to her for custom aromatic blends, private coaching and ongoing classes.

“To work with me, someone needs to be willing to try new things, to change and to work,” she explains. “I’m not for everybody. I’m for the person who is called to live a bigger life. I’m not for the idly curious, but my proven step-by-step system gets results. I have clients who left dysfunctional relationships and are now in happy relationships. One client had a life-threatening brain injury. He outgrew the box he’d been stuck in; now he makes a six-figure income and is going into business for himself.”

want and grow into happier, healthier, richer versions of themselves.”

Diana James helps people go past where they stop themselves: “In a nutshell, I show people how to get what they really

Team members Vandya Hopkins, Randy Heller, Diana James, David Witherell and Katrina Koehler

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The staff respects and understands that each person is in charge of the direction his or her life takes; they simply are there to support them every step of their journey.

Residents at Pacifica Santa Fe are provided with every service and amenity they need, want and deserve to live each day just as they choose.

Nestled among the serene foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Pacifica Santa Fe offers residents stunning natural beauty. In the newly renovated community, visitors will find a bright, modern and open setting perfect for socializing with a welcoming atmosphere. “We laugh

acifica Senior Living Santa Fe is designed to meet the different needs, preferences, dreams and goals for each of its residents. The community offers both assisted living and memory care. Pacifica Santa Fe welcomes residents to live by their own design.

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here every day; it’s a fun place to be,” says Becky Roehning, community relations director. “We really do have a heart for our residents. Our staff is here because this is where they want to be — they love taking care of the elderly.” With its long-term staff, Pacifica Santa Fe fosters a true family feeling. Pacifica Santa Fe offers affordable fees and value for the many services the community provides to meet the daily living needs of the residents. The

new state-of-the-art renovation can be seen from the entrance in assisted living to a newly designed Alzheimer’s and dementia care neighborhood. There are 74 apartment homes in the two story building, which offers a variety of floor plans to meet the individual needs of the residents and also to give peace of mind for their families. “Regardless of the level of care needed, we work to empower our residents. The staff members uphold a sense of independence when increased care is needed,” says Tracy Murrell, executive director. “We truly love our residents and anything we can do to make them

happier and more comfortable is important to us.” Pacifica Santa Fe may seem like a luxury resort to the casual viewer with its modern interior, restaurant dining, full-time chauffeur, salon, barbershop and clubs lead by an activities director who thinks outside the box. “Our goal is to make life easier for our residents and their families. We want to take the stress out of daily life so they can simply enjoy their lives and their time together,” says Roehning. Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe 2961 Galisteo Rd. 505.438.8464 www.pacificasantafe.com | | |

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PILATES:

By Emmaly Wiederholt

Getting You Healthier, Leaner and Stronger

After immigrating to the United States, he opened a fitness studio in New York, sharing an address with the New York City Ballet. In fact, dance and Pilates have had a long history together. Dancers quickly adopted Joseph’s methods as a means of crosstraining and core stabilization. For most of the 20th century, Pilates was primarily practiced among dancers, performers, movie stars and the New York and Hollywood elite.

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prioritizes core strength and fluidity of motion. Its benefits include strong abs, lean muscles, range of motion, and reduced stress and injury.

Through proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth movement, Pilates conditions the entire body, not just certain muscle groups. This is why so many athletes use it as a cross-training mechanism. Because most of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, its low impact is attractive to people not

wanting to exert unnecessary pressure on their joints. Joseph Pilates developed the exercise methods known today as Pilates during World War I. Originally a self-defense instructor, Joseph was interned by the enemy camp where he created a workout system based on resistance.

Madeline Black of Studio M Pilates in Sonoma, CA is an international leader in movement and exercise education who coaches the most advanced teachers, raising the education and quality of instruction in the Pilates industry. She tours the world, providing lecture demos, hands-on work, and educational and supplemental materials to the highest level of Pilates practitioners. In selecting a Pilates teacher and studio, Black advises: “A good and safe teacher has been comprehensively trained in the Pilates Method, which means training on all pieces of apparati and matwork with a minimum of 450 hours of training. A well-trained teacher will have studied from a program that has been approved

by the Pilates Method Alliance, an accredited certifying organization. It is wise to see if the teacher has this accreditation. Studio atmosphere may be a reason to choose as well. The quality of the equipment, cleanliness of the space and overall vibe should feel right to the client. Pilates studios should not be noisy or distracting. Concentration is important and the environment should promote this. If someone has never tried Pilates, I recommend  a minimum of 10 private sessions before entering group classes.” After choosing the right Pilates practice for you, the benefits will be myriad. “Pilates is a whole body movement system that tones, supports and trains the nervous system to automatically move with strength and grace. Pilates develops balance, healthy range of motion and a non-bulky musculature. After a session, your body feels alive and energized, not beat up and exhausted,” describes Black. Today, over 10 million Americans practice Pilates regularly, with numbers constantly climbing. Whether you’re a long-time practitioner or new to Pilates, its benefits will make you healthier, leaner and stronger. ABOVE Photos by Cathy Stancil courtesy Studio M Pilates in Sonoma, CA

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Divine Dental

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t Divine Dental, the focus is on providing the highest quality oral care by using the most effective techniques available to ensure patients receive predictable and reliable results. Dr. Esmael Valdez values every one of his patients by caring about their experience. Dr. Valdez has been practicing general and specialized cosmetic dentistry since 2003. Using the latest technology in digital impression scanning, he has the ability to make crowns, veneers, bridges, partials, dentures and invisible braces. He also offers a full spectrum of preventative and restorative treatments, including no sensitivity teeth whitening.

Dr. Valdez, who owns dental practices in both Santa Fe and Las Vegas, puts heavy emphasis on building positive relationships with his patients. In his opinion, personal involvement is a priority. “We take the time to learn about our patients’ lives outside the office,” he explains. “We know what they do for work, what their hobbies are, about their families and about their lives. Our goal is to know them as people, not just patients.”

wonderful, that’s exactly what I want to hear,” says Dr. Valdez. “It means we’ve done our job in making our patients comfortable and welcome in our office. And it means we’ve shown we care about them and the experience they have here.” He adds, “I hire my staff based on their personalities. Plenty of people have the skills, but not everyone has the type of personality I want for my office — kind, friendly, helpful and humble.”

When it comes to feedback, the best comment a patient can make about his/her experience at Divine Dental is regarding the high quality of the staff. “When people tell me my staff is

Originally from Mora, New Mexico, Dr. Valdez graduated from Howard School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., where he received numerous awards for academic and clinical achievements. Before coming

to Santa Fe, he spent time in his hometown, giving back to his community by assisting and implementing a state-of-the-art dental clinic where underserved residents could receive dental care. Dr. Valdez is devoted to his profession; he never stops learning about innovative techniques and materials. An operative procedure such as an implant raises fears in patients because of the certain degree of risk. It also raises expectations on the dentist and his professional skills. Dr Valdez is one of the only dentists in Santa Fe using groundbreaking solutions for integrated

implant planning and treatment. This technology combines digital impression scanning with diagnostic 3D X-ray accuracy. No conventional impression is needed for chairside fitting of implants and crowns. Dr. Valdez spares his patients the unpleasant impression tray and the gag reflex often associated with it. Instead, with digital impressions he provides customized crowns and precise placement of implants, all in one session. With 3D X-Ray you can see more, which means greater safety and security. The X-ray exposures are taken digitally using the GALILEOS XG 3D unit.

“It’s a relatively new technique,” comments Dr. Valdez, “and there are only a handful of dentists in New Mexico who have the technology right now. Since I began using it, I find it greatly improves efficiency and saves time because all the work can be done in one appointment.” He adds, “The patients really like this technology too. I personally enjoy introducing them to it, showing them how it works and how it can benefit their smile.” Divine Dental 550-B St. Michaels Drive 505.471.7000 Divinedentalofsantafe.com

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Santa Fe’s Ultimate Eyecare Destination Same Great Doctor, Same Great Service, New Location By Trina Annand

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ight is one of the most important senses; you rely on it for most everything you do. It provides you with a unique and personal view of the world. Vision loss can affect every facet of a person’s life, which is why it is so important to have regular eye examinations. To see and look your best, you need an optometrist that has an eye for detail. After serving the community for nearly 30 years, Dr. Mark Rasmussen has expanded his optometry practice, nearly tripling its size in a new light-filled

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location. The newly renamed Ultimate Eyecare Santa Fe still offers the same expert service loyal customers have come to expect, but now in a now spalike atmosphere. The unique and modern atmosphere puts patients of all ages at ease. “We work together to create and provide the ultimate eyecare experience for everyone that walks through our doors,” says manager Mona Hoover. “We believe in service and doing what it takes to make our patients happy.” Specializing in eyecare rather than simply lens prescriptions, Ultimate Eyecare

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ensures not just great vision, but healthy eyes as well. Good vision and eye health are not the same thing, so it is important to work with a professional who knows the difference. “Eyecare is important because vision is important. Taking care of your eyes is the difference between sight and blindness. The ocular health component of the eye exam is just as important as the visual part, perhaps more so,” says Dr. Rasmussen. As a specialist in disease management, the doctor helps patients with degenerative conditions such as

glaucoma and diabetes to maintain their sight. “Your eyes are a part of your body, and some of the same healthy habits that protect general health can promote healthy eyesight. The key to eye health is catching problems early. Nowhere is this more important than with children who often can’t tell there is a problem,” says Dr. Rasmussen, “There is nothing more rewarding than helping a child see clearly for the first time or helping someone with an acute medical condition feel better.” At Ultimate Eyecare, seeing better and feeling better are just the beginning. Carrying the latest trends and styles to suit any personality, the clinic also helps patients look their best with brands including Ray-Ban, Vera Bradley, Coach and Joseph Abboud. To offer the very best service, Ultimate Eyecare gets to know each patients’ lifestyle and needs in order to develop an approach that works best for them.

Carrying anything from contacts and sunglasses to protective and specialty eyewear for sports, the clinic’s approach to sight is as unique as each of its patients’. “The doctor and staff of Ultimate Eyecare are very thankful for the support the community has given us over the years and we look forward to working with them in the future,” says Hoover. ABOVE Office staff Holly Smith, Niki Henan, Amber McKim and Mona Hoover

Ultimate Eyecare Santa Fe 1651 Galisteo Ste.1 505.983.7746 Ultimateeyecaresantafe.com

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Talking Vaccines with Pharmacist Brian Hunt

Brian Hunt Pharmacy Manager Del Norte Pharmacies and Home Medical Equipment of Santa Fe 1691 Galisteo St. 505.988.9797 www.delnortepharmacy.com

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ne of the great things about New Mexico is pharmacists have the ability to prescribe the vaccines you might need,” says Brian Hunt, Pharm.D, the manager at Del Norte Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment of Santa Fe. “Instead of having to go to the doctor first, you can come directly to us and speak with one of the pharmacists about what is recommended for you.” Eliminating a doctor visit not only saves you time, but can often lead to a great personal experience with a knowledgeable pharmacist. Independently owned pharmacies like Del Norte are able to offer greater personalized service to their customers. They place a large emphasis on customer interaction and take the extra time to

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explain everything to you and hear your questions, rather than pushing you out the door as quickly as possible like some of the larger chains are known to do. One of the most common vaccines administered at Del Norte is the flu shot. “The flu shot is such an important preventative tool, especially for older people or those with chronic health complications like diabetes or pulmonary diseases,” Hunt explains. “One of the biggest misconceptions about the flu shot is that it might give you the flu. It absolutely will not and those who do get sick later on generally experience a much more mild illness.” Another common concern centers on the mercury based preservative used in some vaccines called thimerosal. “Although thimerosal has been shown to be safe, we think it is important to address all of our patients’ concerns. Thus, we only carry thimerosal-free flu vaccines,” explains Hunt. This is just another example of the high standard of personal care and knowledge independent pharmacies like Del Norte are known for.

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Shingles is another important vaccine to consider. Shingles comes from the virus that causes chickenpox, so anyone who has had had chickenpox is at risk of getting this painful disease. According to Hunt, about one in three people will get it in their lifetime and some of them will develop serious complications. Many people who get shingles are hospitalized or develop long-term complications like post-herpetic neuralgia; an often painful disorder that lingers even after the disease has gone.

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The shingles vaccine can be prescribed right in the pharmacy for people 60 years of age and older and is now covered by all Medicare Part D plans. There is no need to visit the doctor beforehand. Hunt adds there is a newly recommended pneumonia vaccine, Prevnar 13. Those who have already received the other pneumonia shot, Pneumovax 23, are recommended to get this one as well. All of these vaccines are administered at Del Norte and their friendly pharmacists can help you determine which ones are right for you.

Whether you’re looking for a sense of community, an active retirement or just a beautiful place to call home, The Montecito offers the gamut. You can find the best of both worlds — the services and security you need to gracefully age in place and the active community you need to feel as physically and emotionally healthy as ever. Retirement should be the time of your life; by taking advantage of its exceptional quality of care, services and activities, The Montecito can help make it so.

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AL PACINO’S Love Affair with

SALOMÉ By Henny Buffinga Photos by Linda Carfagno

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l Pacino, the well-known and highly regarded film director and actor immortalized as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, paid a special visit to Santa Fe this past July to share a project near and dear to his heart: two films centered on Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé. According to Christian lore, Salomé was the daughter of Herod II who, though not named in the New Testament, is the woman who performed the Dance of the Seven Veils, which led to the death of John the Baptist. The ever flamboyant Wilde took the biblical story one step further: in his play, Salomé takes a fancy for John the Baptist and, when he doesn’t reciprocate her affections, she causes him to be executed. She agrees to perform the seductive veil dance in return for John the Baptist’s head. Wilde has not been the only artist inspired by Salomé. So too was the operatic master of the 20th century Richard Strauss. His operatic one-act rendition focuses the action on Salomé herself. And then there’s Pacino in the present-day; he first discovered Salomé in 1988 in London at a staging of Wilde’s play. There was a lovely confluence of Salomé fandom this past July 18 and 19 when the Santa Fe Opera premiered its production of

Salomé the same weekend Pacino aired his two film productions on the famous vixen at the Center for Contemporary Arts. The first film Pacino shared is a movie version of a 2006 Los Angeles theater production in which Pacino plays King Herod opposite Jessica Chastain as Salomé. The second film, Wild Salomé, is a documentary on Pacino’s infatuation over the years with the legendary lady. “I felt as if I had found a friend, someone I wanted to know,” he says of Salomé in the documentary. After the showings, a Q&A was conducted between Pacino and Daniel Slater, who conducted the Santa Fe Opera’s production of Strauss’ Salomé. When Fine Lifestyles advertising consultant Reggie Quintana asked Pacino himself, “What do you think of Santa Fe so far?” the star responded, “I love Santa Fe! It’s so comforting – there’s something very comforting about the place.” Most of us will agree that beyond the comfort of our bustling mountain metropolis, Santa Fe has its own mystique as well; there’s something about our ancient city in which a character like Salomé — whether on the stage or screen — finds resonance. Whether it’s Wilde, Strauss or Pacino, Salomé still has us smitten.

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the place, and paint it like someone who really lives there.” Over the years, Kang Cho’s oils and watercolors have won many awards, including the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Grant International Competition and the Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Grant National Competition. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West, Western Art Digest, Business Week, Colorado Homes and Lifestyle, the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. This year, he says he’s come full circle, returning to the spot that has served as an anchor for many years. Set up in an airy boutique gallery of his own on Paseo de Peralta and less than a mile from the Plaza, Kang Cho says he relishes being “back home” after living and painting in Venice, the Greek Islands and Nepal, as well as the Monterey/Big Sur area, Asheville, Charlotte, Savannah and the Outer Banks islands off the coast of North Carolina. “I’m really looking forward to painting in New Mexico again,” he says. “There is a universal quality of life here, and people leave you alone. It is perfect for the mature artist.”

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resh from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Korean-born Kang Cho first set foot in northern New Mexico in 1974, traveling to Santa Fe and Taos to paint. He says his classical training had emphasized the human form, but, “How could I not paint nature in this beautiful place?” Since those early days, he has returned to Santa Fe and Taos to paint his light-filled, exuberant landscapes — and figures — each year.

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Kang Cho also welcomes collectors to his studio, where he paints most days. In the early fall he will be announcing a grand opening event to show off the gallery as well as his oils and watercolors.

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“I paint all subjects,” he says. “I paint what excites and what visually stimulates me in the moment. I don’t start out with a preconceived notion of what I should paint, but respond to what is in front of me.” He says his first sojourn in New Mexico introduced him to a group of artists who have become his colleagues and traveling companions over the years. Many of them, like him, settled in Denver, using that spot as a home base for painting trips that took them all

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over the world and brought them back to New Mexico each fall, “With the golden light on the cottonwoods and the chamisa, and the smell of pinon smoke in the evening.”

Kang Cho Studio 1413 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. D 720.209.9072 | www.kangcho.com

Kang Cho, saying he favors “painting in my backyard,” has found several inspirational “backyards” throughout the world, citing Taos and Venice as the two locations that have been most fruitful. “I will stay for several months, get to know

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Ethelinda and Her

Larger than Life Paintings Ethelinda is well known for her expressionist paintings depicting galloping horses and for the vitality she imbues into her portraits and still-lifes.

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thelinda was born in Hawaii to an artistic family. Her mother, also an artist, studied with Nicolai Fechin and influenced Ethelinda’s love of painting. She says, “I have always painted, first sketching the characters from books my grandmother read to me as a child.” Ethelinda studied art and English literature in college and went on to learn French in Switzerland. She traveled extensively, spending time in New York before settling in New Mexico. Ethelinda says, “Perhaps this is why my artwork is so diverse. I paint what is around me — right now, in New Mexico, it is horses. The most important aspect to me is to see subject matter and to paint it in a manner which it is not painted elsewhere.”

real – horses, Native Americans, fruit, flowers – and then, through some alchemy, recreates them as grander versions of themselves.” In addition to Manitou Galleries, Ethelinda’s work is shown at the Booth Museum in Atlanta, Georgia and the Nelson Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Manitou Galleries is thrilled to be exhibiting new paintings from Ethelinda with an opening reception on Friday, September 11th. The opening will be at Manitou’s downtown location (123 West Palace Ave.) from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon Rd. 505.986.9833 123 W Palace Ave. 505.986.0440 www.manitougalleries.com

Charlotte Berny in Focus/Santa Fe writes, “Ethelinda’s vision transforms her subjects. She begins with things that are

ABOVE Ethelinda Moon Dancers 52” x 72” Oil on Canvas

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LACUNA GALLERIES 124 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico p: 505.467.8424 www.lacunagalleries.com

CHILEAN CARLOS CARULO’S works “Moai” and “Tolomiro” are inspired by the early Rapa Nui people from Easter Island. His sculptures are acclaimed as surrealistic and high-tech combining hard edged metals with soft washes and glazes to create unique works. In the background are recycled metal and ceramic Nests by Phil Lichtenhan.


which helps him simplify his work, but has an apparent quality which translates to his art. Biggers is fond of actually being on locations to paint. Or he will hike while observing nature and the scenes around him. He believes this gives heart to his work as he explains, “For me, being alone in nature and at one with my surroundings is where heart is discovered. It’s like when I am fly fishing; all the outer cares drift downstream and I’m in touch with my inner senses. Heart is not copying nature, but expressing it. I can’t put it into words — so I guess that’s why I keep trying to say it in paint.” Never satisfied to paint the same subject in the same way, Biggers forced himself to learn and see more while constantly searching for inspirations and techniques to give his paintings essence. He feels the best way to capture the heart of a subject is to paint from life and to continually search for new subject matter.

Lemons, 9 X 19, Oil on Board

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rom his studio in Estes Park, Colorado, a small scenic town in the Colorado Rockies, artist James Biggers enjoys his home on Little Prospect Mountain. Across the way he peeks out every morning at Lumpy Ridge and Deer Mountain, his favorite places for day trips to paint. Like many artists, Biggers started drawing in childhood at every possible opportunity. The foundation of drawing

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gave him the skills which led to his pursuit of art. His great influences include Father Walsh, who was a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Richard Schmid. Biggers graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree before moving to Colorado where he now resides and pursues his passion for painting. The strong sense of design evident in his paintings was developed during his work as a commercial artist.

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“When someone comes to me and tells me they have had one of my paintings for years and they can still feel the emotions of it, then I know I have succeeded as an artist,” he reflects. TOP: Mohab Delight, 18 X 36, Oil on Board Middle: Bear Lake South, 18 X 24, Oil on Board BOTTOM lefT: January Day, 36 X 48, Oil on Board BOTTOM RighT: Clouds on the Divide, 40 X 40, Oil on Board

Michael Wigley Galleries, Ltd. 1101 Paseo de Peralta 505.984.8986 www.BiggersStudio.com

”At some point you have to put something of yourself into your work. Without this element you will never have a great painting. Design and the subject may attract people to your painting, but heart is what keeps them there,” says Biggers. Biggers is quick to credit his years as a commercial artist during the late 1960s and early 1970s as reinforcing his foundation, especially in design principals. Often times in painting, less is more, a value and mantra

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For Irene, MacKnight was a perfect artist to represent in her new gallery. “I’ve been friends with Sheridan for years and I’ve always been drawn to her work,” she says. “Collectors are drawn to her work because of the stories her pieces tell of real people.” Another artist M.E.I. represents is the multi-talented Craig George. George has established himself as one of the leading contemporary native painters. He is most famous for his traditional native dancers riding bicycles with graffiti-covered walls in the backgrounds. “Living on the ‘rez’ gives me a wealth of material right in my backyard —night skies, ceremonies, music and landscape,” says George. “As an artist, I visualize and record what’s important to me and my culture.” George grew up in south central Los Angeles but was born on the Navajo reservation in Ganado, Arizona. He studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Kansas City Art Institute. He has paintings in the permanent collections of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe and the Fred Jones Museum at the University of Oklahoma. M.E.I. artist Anderson Kee exhibits traditional native portraits and landscapes of New Mexico. Kee, who grew up in Cottonwood, 25 miles from Chinle, has consulted on movies such as Dog Soldiers, The Little Big Horn and Into the West.

Artwork by Andersen Kee

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Kee also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the California College of Arts and Crafts. He now lives in Taos, where he has spent the last 25 years of his life. Kee finds inspiration in Indian life from the end of the 19th century, most notably Plains Indian tribes and their ceremonial use of feathers, colors and beads.

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ary Irene is used to being early on the scene when it comes to the art world; she was accepted into the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market at the age of 22. In the five years since, Irene has won many awards for her jewelry and has participated in shows at the Autry in Los Angeles, the Heard in Phoenix and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. This past September, Irene decided to take a step in an entirely new direction — she opened her own gallery, M.E.I. The name is Mary’s initials, Mary Elizabeth Irene. An art gallery owned by a young native woman is an anomaly even in Santa Fe, but the response has been tremendous. Established artists such as Sheridan MacKnight, Craig George, Anderson Kee, Ira Lujan, Sheldon Harvey, Patrick Hubbell, Upton Greyshoes Ethelbah and Ric Charlie are currently represented by the gallery. Artwork by Craig George

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TOP: Glasswork by Ira Lujan BOTTOM: Ledger art by Sheridan MacKnight

“I am so honored to share my paintings with such incredible talent,” says MacKnight, an artist with deep ties to the native art community. Her aunt, Tawacin WasteWin, helped establish 17 tribal colleges, received a MacArthur

Fellowship, and was posthumously inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. MacKnight works within the ledger art tradition — something she is drawn to because of the medium’s narrative potential.

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For Irene though, how the gallery’s artists support one another is what is most important: “I have found the art business to be very demanding and strenuous, but what makes it all worthwhile is being able to help friends succeed with their artistic careers. Seeing that is very rewarding.” MEI Gallery 662 Canyon Rd. 505.780.5476 www.MEIgallery.com

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Walking into a

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s the exclusive gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico, The Longworth Gallery will be hosting The World’s leading Magical Realist, Michael Parkes’ One Man Show and Reception Friday, 9th October from 5pm - 8pm. The special showcase will feature rare stone lithographs, fine art reproductions on canvas, paper and vellum. Also featured will be a number of Lost Wax Cast Bronze sculptures.

image for each new colour is drawn on the stone and in doing so, the previous colour-image is completely erased and irretrievable. You cannot backtrack for correcting or adding to a previous colour already printed. It makes the process much faster but the safety net is gone. To many artists this is terrifying and they refer to it as “the suicide run”. To Michael, it is a stimulating challenge that he loves to meet — one of the reasons for his 30 year love affair with stone lithography. Michael Parkes is a rare living master of this art form.

Beauty in Bronze and The Renaissance Collection Michael Parkes’ art is rooted in philosophy and spirituality. Through his paintings, lithographs, drawings and sculptures, Michael casts reality in a metaphysical and spiritual light to access a dream world he calls “Magical Realism”.

When Michael ceased working with lithography, Michael’s publisher encouraged him to commemorate his Angels from his lithographs and paintings by bringing them to life three dimensionally. So using the finest foundry in the United States, Artworks in Berkley California, Michael has now created a large number of bronze sculptures giving life to his work in three dimensions.

Michael’s ability to draw a firm line around his ideas is one of his greatest gifts – and absolutely essential for the demanding discipline of stone lithography. Michael began in the early 1980s making handpulled original stone lithographs, drawing them in the traditional manner directly onto the lime stone. A process first invented around 1798.

In today’s art world, the collector has developed a renewed sense of appreciation for the fine quality of the lost wax method when it comes to bronze sculpture. In recognizing the versatility and durability of three dimensional art, it can be placed almost anywhere: indoors or outside; the centre piece for a fine evening of entertaining. When the walls are full, sculpture enables you to continue your collection of timeless beauty.

An artistic process mastered by Michael and producing over a 30 year period more than 100 images. The medium is not tolerant of mistakes. Michael needs to know exactly what he wants to do and exactly how to do it. Michael’s stone lithographs can use as many as 14 colours and traditionally that would mean 14 different stones, but over the years Michael created a technique where he used two or three stones to produce the same results. The Left Goddess of the Hunt. Lost wax bronze; Artwork © 2015 Michael Parkes

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top Left Ex Libris last wax bronze in custom patina. 15”t x 4.5”w x 7”d top right Owner Lisa Rodgers standing in front of Morning Light - a small limited edition fine art reproduction on canvas 27.5” x 55”, and holding the bronze of Morning Light as well bottom Left Persepolis is a hand pulled stone lithograph 27.5” x 35.5”; All Artwork © 2015 Michael Parkes

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Contact The Longworth Gallery to receive your personal invitation to attend this rare opportunity to meet Michael Parkes.

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As a personal collector of, and representing her many artists for a decade on Canyon Road, Lisa Rodgers, the galley’s owner and director reveals, “They are all about light: physical, metaphorical, psychological and spiritual”. Internationally celebrated Russian painter Vladimir Kush, Winner of Artiste du Monde at Cannes 2011 has developed a style distinguished as Metaphorical Realism, where allegorical worlds exuding illumination and optimism merge. Gaze into his paintings, and feel the light of his message through his storytelling. New Mexican artist Monte Zufelt reminds us of the harmony that can felt at the celestial heights. His towering bronze angels send their messages of wisdom and love in the serenity of silence. Iranian artist Rahileh Rokhsari, inspired by the poetry of 13th century Persian spiritualist Rumi, found an unexpected parallel between the centrifugal aeration of red wine and the dance of the whirling dervishes. In motion, both dissolve into energetic light and colour in her rich and dynamic oil paintings. Award winning Australian artist Sandi Lear shows us the soulful and ethereal qualities of her subjects. Vivid, yet slipping into the dream world, Sandi creates light and movement with her water colours as she invites us to complete the story.

About The Longworth Gallery The Longworth Gallery is the only gallery in Santa Fe to exclusively represent artists who pair the mystical and metaphorical with the elements of reality. Apart from a shared sense of magic in the ordinary and the extraordinary in the everyday, there is something else — something subtler — a secret that all of the artists share.

Acclaimed New Mexican and Native American artist Andrew Rodriguez uses his internationally acclaimed use of basrelief sculpture to capture the spiritual emergence from the essence of human emotion and the restlessness of our journey in the here and now. The Longworth Gallery 530 & 532 Canyon Rd. 505.989.4210 TheLongworthGallery.com TheLongworthGallery@gmail.com top Left Sandi Lear, Pride 18 x 24 top right Andrew Rodriguez, Night Shield 29x21.5 bottom Left Rahileh Rokhsari, Colour of Love 24 x 31.5; All artwork on this page copyrighted 2015

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John Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda, owners of Gallery 901 at 708 Canyon Road, are Santa Fe’s preeminent art industry innovators. Continuing with

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their provisional patent to change the way art is bought and sold around the world, they announce their next step in its development.

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chaeffer explains, “We will first put together art walking tours in Santa Fe where we match people’s personalities and tastes to specific art they would most likely want to purchase. At the same time, we will match them to other people with similar tastes and interests. We will gather groups together for a tour, show them their ‘matched’ art and then share a nice meal to discuss the experience. We need a group of people to act as a pilot group to help validate our tests.” Schaeffer and Ikeda will be offering these participants discounts on future art walking tours/meals and on matched art. Additionally, anyone who completes the process will be eligible to win an original piece of art: ‘Café, Canyon Road’ by Deborah Gold (retail value $1,250). The working name of the project is “Art World Game Changer.” People interested in participating can go to www. ArtWorldGamechanger.com for more information and to sign

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up. It’s a fun new way to see great art, to socialize with others interested in similar art and to make new, meaningful, lifelong friends.

a product of all the art we’ve seen in our lives,” Schaeffer describes. “We’ve seen Van Gogh images thousands of times. How can we look at any art without some unconscious part of ourselves comparing it to Van Gogh? But it’s more than that. The survey is designed to get at art you would have never discovered on your own.”

“Many people who come through our gallery are intimidated by fine art. They don’t trust their own taste. We want to make fine art buying a fun and rewarding experience for the many people who would buy art if they better understood the process. People spend a lot of time researching what automobile or televisions they want to buy, but they have little understanding how to research fine art, artists and galleries,” Ikeda explains.

He continues: “I gave my sister the prototype survey. After the test, and before I revealed her matched three pieces, I sent her out to walk Canyon Road to each of the galleries and to come up with three pieces she liked on her own. In comparing the two groups, what she picked out was very basic, for lack of a better term. It was art that matched her furniture or current décor; safe, neutral and pretty, but emotionally unconnected. I stood her in front of the pieces I chose based on her test, and it brought her to tears and, I believe, has fundamentally changed the way she looks at and experiences art from here on out.”

Schaeffer adds, “Sherry and I are interested in fundamentally changing the way art is bought and sold. We want to develop new art collectors who are confident in their decisions and new artists with high potential for success and continued growth.” Once Ikeda and Schaeffer’s system is fully developed, it will look something like this: you register on their website and take a test. You’re then identified in terms of personality, taste and status. Depending on your results, you are given a little pin to wear on your lapel, like at the MET in New York, identifying you as a knowledgeable and capable buyer. You also receive an ‘Art World Passport’ that participating galleries can stamp whenever you make a purchase. The more stamps you have, the more you can participate in special invitation-only shows and discounts throughout the world.

Schaeffer, a psychiatrist with 30 years of experience in the study of human personality and social interaction, utilizes theories of Jung, Lacan, Piaget and others. “I’m trying to link psychology with art to harvest all that unconscious emotion in order to usher in far more people who can experience art as a means of deep expression and meaning. Sherry and I stood in front of a painting on Canyon Road about eight years ago. Spontaneously, both of us walked up to this piece at the same time and immediately felt an overwhelming emotion. We both stood there with tears running down our faces. Somehow, our separate but similar childhoods, our journey that brought us together, the images we’ve experienced and the lives we’ve led had a common core. To be able to give thousands of people questionnaires and then selectively bring six random strangers together in order to introduce them to a painting at the same time and predict with some degree of certainty all six of them are going to experience the same emotion at the same time is a very powerful thing. That’s ultimately what we’re going for.”

On the gallery side, subscribing galleries know they have a pinned/passport buyer before them. With the swipe of the buyer’s passport, the gallery instantly has three matched paintings to showcase. There is no guessing and nothing left to chance. The gallery can even print out a one-page dossier on the potential buyer telling them the buyer’s “art buying personality type” so they can customize the information to that specific person. No longer will buyers have to tolerate canned sales pitches. It’s like knowing the head chef at a restaurant and having him or her cook that special meal tailored to your tastes. You don’t have to look at the menu they give everybody else; you’re special, an instant VIP.

Gallery 901 708 Canyon Rd. 505.780.8390 www.Gallery901.org

“When it comes to art appreciation and finding art that ‘feeds our souls,’ we are

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The Lensic See The World in New Ways

Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour

Coming this Fall in Our Lensic Presents Series September 22 | Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour October 3 | The Met: Live in HD season opens with Verdi’s Il Trovatore

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October 12 | From Peru – The Cumbia All Stars November 1 | Imago Theatre: ZooZoo November 27–29 | Circus Luminous

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in the studio. Photographs are the literal record of the moment and the least relied upon. Second, the spontaneous painting study establishes the essence of light, shapes, shadows and the tonality of the art. Finally, the memory of the beauty and splendor gives her the third element to her art; memory fine tunes and embellishes the artistic outcome. These are her escapes into nature which she refers to as LandEscapes. In her artistic world, every journey into the wilderness, countryside or mountains is an escape into nature and the opportunity to create art with a unique and fresh presentation.

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appearing in more than 65 films and television projects. While her artistic talents are numerous and include acting, writing and advanced yoga instruction, her full attentions are on her painting career.

Forget the fact Sawyer enjoyed a successful career as a Hollywood actress,

Sawyer has been a painter and artist since early in life, which led her to study with Plein Air painters in California such as the renowned artists Ray Roberts and Karl Dempwolf. In New Mexico, one of her initial influences came from studies with Kevin Macpherson in Taos.

ccomplished in the arts, Kat Sawyer focuses on painting landscapes across America. As a resident of Santa Fe, naturally the genré of her work features New Mexico and Colorado. However, her roots extend to associations with the Plein Air painters of California, specifically those who followed the California Impressionist of the early 1900s.

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Residing in the rural north of Santa Fe, Sawyer and her husband live a life enriched by the beauty and abundance of diversity Santa Fe offers. Their comfortable home with scenic views includes a studio in which Sawyer can paint and create. From their home base they enjoy just about every artistic thing Santa Fe provides, along with biking, hiking, yoga, snow sports and relaxing before the next painting adventure becomes a LandEscapes.

In 2008, she established an association with David Ballew and his close friend, Colorado artist Michael Lynch. Sawyer is at the pinnacle of her artistic painting career because she understands artistic languages and applies them to her painting skills while maintaining her own style and artistic integrity. Sawyer begins her painting process by doing spontaneous outdoor studies. Photography records the moment, giving her three sources to draw upon

Michael Wigley Galleries, Ltd. 1101 Paseo de Peralta 505.984.8986 KatSawyer.com

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Elodie Holmes

Brings glass to Life

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olmes has been blowing glass for over 35 years. She came to Santa Fe in 1981 to run a glass shop on Canyon Road, and in 2000 bought the building on Baca Street where her gallery currently resides. As all her tenants are artists, she is pivotal in the little niche known as the Baca Street Art District. Hers is the only all-glass store in town, and her work is also sold at galleries and museum shops around the country. Despite Holmes’ illustrious work, to walk into Liquid Light Glass is to feel as if you are an old friend. Holmes and her staff are as unpretentious as the glass is gorgeous. If you happen to stop by at the right time, you might catch an impromptu glass blowing demonstration. For those interested in trying their own hand, Holmes and her staff offer limited classes. Beware though — the classes are quite popular and increasing in demand. Passersby often lose themselves in the striking colors of Holmes’ glass art. Her bestsellers are what she calls Aurora Sculptures, which mimic the aurora borealis. These bowl-like sculptures are mounted on swiveling stands so as to be admired from all angles. Her customers are smitten by her uniquely effervescent use of color. “I make the colors from raw materials. The formula is very heat sensitive, based on an ancient Italian glass blowing technique called Calcedonia,” she explains. “Metal oxides like gold, copper, cobalt or silver make the colors, and how much you heat it up and cool it down again determines the vibrancy. I do extra patterning that looks like stripes or peacock eyes. After I heat the glass back up, I lay it on a metal mold. The surface cools really fast where it touches the cold metal, and actually changes the color on contact. This way, I create extra layers in my designs.”

Walking into Elodie Holmes’ Liquid Light Glass gallery and studio is like walking into a rainbow. Colors abound in all directions. It’s the kind of place where you can’t help but amble about, appreciating the vibrant hues and swirling shapes of the glassware.

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Holmes is keen to share her glass passion with her community. She coowns Prairie Dog Glass at Jackalope, where they host a mentorship program for high school students. They are also in the process of taking over New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop, which will serve as a nonprofit umbrella from which to operate all the educational programs. Additionally, this December will be the 15th annual Baca Street

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Art District holiday tour. “It’s about promoting community and accessibility,” Holmes says. Whether you’re stopping by to purchase a sublime piece of glass art, to learn more about glass blowing or to become involved in the Baca Street art community, Holmes is the glass guru you’re looking for. Her love of the

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form and obvious skill make her much sought after, and her beautiful designs leave admirers breathless time and time again. Liquid Light Glass 926 Baca Street #3 505.820.2222 liquidlightglass.com Find us on

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A FrAme

for the Ages Photos Kara Duval

A picture frame is one of those things that, when done correctly, seamlessly enhances an image and, when not done correctly, is a bit of a sore thumb. A good framemaker knows this inherently. Here in Santa Fe, one such framemaker stands out above the rest: Marty Horowitz, president of Goldleaf Framemakers.

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o walk through Horowitz’ showroom and studio is to walk through time. “Over here, we have Spanish Colonial and Italian frames sorted by the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries,” he gestures to one corner. “If you go to any old shop, buy a frame, put it on your painting, and then wonder why it doesn’t look right, well, maybe you put a French frame on an Italian painting. Most framers don’t know the history. They also don’t have the selection of hand-carved real-gold frames we carry.” His tour continues — here are American Impressionists, there’s the Taos school, in another corner are French frames dating from Louis the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. Don’t forget the dark Flemish

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frames, or if you need a simple chopped frame, Horowitz has got you covered. “No matter what you walk in the door with, I have the right frame for you,” he says. The magic happens behind Horowitz’ showroom walls. The highly skilled staff can be found doing any number of tasks, from hand carving designs and meticulously sanding rough edges to painstakingly laying goldleaf and applying Horowitz’ signature patina or finish. The amount of work that goes into each frame is unbelievable, but as an assistant lays down the silk matting and overlays the gold frame around a client’s painting, the result is incomparable; the image instantly comes to life.

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top left Frame restoration top right Hand carving 16th century Spanish frame Middle left Golden leaf courtesy of artist Tom Joyce Middle right Marty Horowitz bottoM left Fine art restoration

“This is really a 17th century frame shop,” Horowitz describes. “Our job is to replicate history. If you come in with a Matisse, I have a frame for you. If you come in with a Picasso, I have a frame for you. If you come in with a Van Dyke, I have a frame for you.” From frames designed by Fechin to Newcomb Macklin and everything in between, Horowitz’ expertise is endless. And should your painting or picture frame need restoration, it just so happens Goldleaf Framemakers has you covered there too.

gilding industry for many years. His book, An Introduction to Water Gilding, is the bible for gilders internationally. His gilding courses at major industry trade shows are consistently sold out, and he continues to develop and refine his art, which is displayed in museums nationally. “The frame makes the art,” Horowitz reflects. “Everybody loves to come here because they love the gold, they love the designs and, more importantly, they know I’m not going to let them buy the wrong frame for their art. I look at frames as presentation; we’re presenting the art as it fits in history.”

Horowitz is a master at his profession. His interest began at age 13 when he began making picture frames for 50 cents an hour in a small shop on Long Island, New York. He has been well known in the

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A Photo Can Be More…

Carolyn Wright The Photography Studio www.thephotostudio.com photstudio@aol.com Photos courtesy of Ceramic Images of Santa Fe www.ceramicimagessf.com ceramicimagessf@aol.com

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photograph can be much more than just a piece of paper. The holidays are coming up and, at one time or another, everyone has received photographic prints from friends and family. These paper pictures sometimes make it into a frame on the wall, but too often they end up lost in a drawer, never to be seen again. There is another option out there: beautiful objects made from your photos. These customized objects might be a vibrant part of any décor, or they might be decorative as well as functional. Each item is unique, and very personal to both you and to the person receiving it. Some examples might be photos sublimated into the surface of ceramic tiles, tempered

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glass cutting boards, wood or ceramic desk accessories, functional kitchen décor and more. All will add a bright spot of color to any home, and many are also quite useful. They can be lighthearted and fun, like jigsaw puzzles and cell phone covers, or they can be truly elegant works of art such as ceramic tile murals that can be framed and hung on the wall. Many different types of photos might make a typical household object a treasured memento for a friend or family member. Family portraits, restorations of old family photos, photos of pets, vacation photos, even stock photos of objects or places that are important to the person receiving the gift are all great options. Photos can be cropped or combined, and personalized text can be added to make these gifts truly special. The photos can come from many sources: •

If there is an avid amateur photographer in the family, high

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resolution vacation photos are a great place to start. If there has been a wedding recently, you can often obtain digital copies of the wedding photos from the photographer and use these to create your gifts. Recent professional family portraits or portraits of children or pets can be used if your photographer offers digital versions of the images. Old family photos tucked away in albums and drawers can be digitally copied, restored and the new digital files can be used to create beautiful keepsakes. Some companies that make these photo products have a selection of stock photos available for their customers to choose from.

The key to getting a great final gift is to start with a good, high resolution photo. It should be sharp, and the colors should be clear and rich. It should also be several

megabytes in size. Tiny files taken off of social media websites or older cell phones are often too small to be printed without a significant loss of clarity and color. The layout of the photo should match the layout of the product you wish to make. For example, a horizontal landscape might not work well on a square ceramic tile set into a pen holder, but might make a beautiful tempered glass cutting board. If the product you are interested in is small, such as a cell phone cover, then a close-up photo will work better than one that is taken from far away. This is because the larger subject will be easier to see on the small object. Conversely, a photo taken from farther away that has more detail in it, such as a large family photo, works best on bigger objects such as large framed tiles and murals. If you would like to add text to your image, such as names, dates or places, make sure there is a relatively blank area

on the photo where you can place the text. Don’t use too much text on a small object, as it will become hard to read. Choose a font that is clear. Some fonts may be too ornate to read easily when they are reproduced. Once you have a great photo, you need to find a good place to have your product made. Many large store chains offer some of these products, and you can find more options if you Google “photo gift items” online. These options offer the advantage of low cost, and the quality of the product is usually pretty good. However, you will usually need to fit your image into a template offered, and there may not be a way to customize your gift exactly as you want it. If you have a good photo you know your friends and family will appreciate, and you need to stay within a budget, this might be a perfect way to give some gifts that will really be enjoyed. Another option is to work with a local professional. This way, you can work with

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the artist who will actually be creating your pieces. They should be adept at adjusting your photos and customizing them with text and other digital manipulation techniques to produce gifts that are truly beautiful and unique. This is also a perfect route for anyone who is not entirely comfortable trying to work with photography software and websites requiring image uploads and graphic composition. One local option is Ceramic Images of Santa Fe (www. ceramicimagessf.com). This company offers a wide variety of photo gift items, stock photos and professional help utilizing and customizing a client’s own photos. Your own favorite photos may be the solution to finding great gifts for all the hard to shop for people on your list this holiday season. A creation custommade from your photo will always be something you know that special person doesn’t have!

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they made subtle adjustments and enhancements until the digital version was just right. A set of fifteen limited edition prints were made from the final digital files. They were signed and numbered by the artist before matting, framing and finishing. “The prints produced by Graphic Sky for me are of excellent quality. Working with Josh and his team let me be faithful to my original paintings while creating a set of prints I am proud to put my signature on,” says Mendoza.

“Taos Mountains” Fine art print on satin canvas.

Antonio Mendoza at work on a canvas in his Santa Fe studio. Antonio is also a well-known musician in Santa Fe and beyond.

Since 2004, Graphic Sky Printing has been providing customized communications and printing for individuals and businesses in Santa Fe and beyond. The wide range of services include graphic design and a variety of printing options from business cards to fine art prints. Bring in your artwork or project today and see the creative options available to you at Graphic Sky Printing.

From Original Canvas to Fine Art Print Local Artist Finds a Printer that Exceeds his Expectations

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hen Antonio Mendoza — a master painter who works in oils and watercolor — decided to have a limited edition set of fine art prints made from some of his original oil paintings, he turned to Graphic Sky Printing. The first step was evaluating the paintings he wanted to reproduce and make initial decisions about print sizes, kinds of paper or canvas, and types of matting and framing that would work best to showcase his art to a broad range of customers.

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Mendoza’s paintings have a deep textured surface made with layers of oil paint, giving his works great depth and expansive light. The Graphic Sky team began by digitally photographing his work to optimize the importance of depth and texture using a specialized lighting technique. The goal was to create fine art reproductions faithful to his artistic intent and unique style. Once a high quality digital capture of the oil paintings was in hand, the files were color balanced to match the colors

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in the originals, with the output printer and specific paper characteristics in mind. After getting the color right, they scaled the images to the final output size and resolution with a program that uses fractal algorithms to enlarge while keeping the visual integrity of the file. Next, test prints were made to examine the printed output color and light balance against the original paintings. After making minor adjustments, the image was printed at full size. Graphic Sky worked with Mendoza to compare the prints to his paintings, and together

“Every job is different and every artists’ original work is unique. No matter what kind of artwork we reproduce, it is necessary to understand the artist’s intent in order to determine the best reproduction method,” says Josh Weybright, owner of Graphic Sky Printing. “We enjoy working with clients like Antonio; collaboration with the artist greatly improves what is possible in the reproduction process.”

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“Taos Pueblo” Fine art print on cold press archival paper.

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Capturing Nature’s Essence Oil Paintings • Photographs • Sculpture • Art Lessons

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anta Fe is blessed with something many places try unsuccessfully to recreate: atmosphere. Between our food, art and scenery, enjoying a beautiful evening in the City of Holy Faith isn’t hard to do. One thing that goes handin-hand with atmosphere is music and, of course, there’s nothing quite like enjoying the gifts of a musician live and in-person. One such local favorite is Stephanie Hatfield. Originally from the Detroit area, Stephanie grew up singing. She trained classically, and was also exposed to folk music through her parents and to old country songs through her Kentuckian grandparents. She sang in her church choir and entered classical voice competitions. While pursuing a degree in classical music and performance at Michigan State University, she took a jazz improvisation class on a whim, where, she recalls, “They didn’t quite know what to do with me. Most of the improvisation in jazz happens instrumentally, and besides that, my classical teachers hated the thought of me doing the jazz thing.” However, this blending of styles and musical traditions would become emblematic of Stephanie’s musical craftsmanship. Stephanie moved to Santa Fe after college and fell in love with it, as many of us do. “Being from Michigan, I felt like the open sky

gave me the ability to see beyond myself,” she says. She learned guitar and began writing her own songs under the influence of Boris McCutcheon, a well-known singer/ songwriter based in Albuquerque. “He was creating new songs all the time, and I thought I should try,” recounts Stephanie. “Up to that point I never thought writing songs was attainable for me.” It turned out writing songs was more than attainable for Stephanie, as she hasn’t stopped since. “I draw on personal experiences for my lyrics, as many artists do,” she describes. “I had a plethora of love affairs throughout my 20s and 30s to draw from. Since my husband and I got married, a lot of it now is reflecting on dreams or other people’s situations — where they’ve been, what they’re doing, what their experience has been.” Stephanie’s husband is another well-known name in the Santa Fe music scene: Bill Palmer, lead singer and guitarist of the TV Killers and producer/sound engineer at the music studio Frogville. They met because he produced her first album. “Before him, I vowed to never date a musician, but it made so much sense when we first fell in love. He understood my passion, which is something I’d never had before. I like that we share a common language,” she says.

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Today, Stephanie’s music lands somewhere in the indie/rock/folk category. She enjoys playing with many cultural influences. At a concert this past July, for example, she sang two songs with a mariachi band as well as a classical song in French alongside her usual musical fare. For a number of years, her band was called the Hot Mess. Today, her musical persona is just her name — Stephanie Hatfield. Perhaps the name shift is indicative of a larger shift in her music: “I’ve done rock and roll, of course, because it’s so much fun and there’s so much passion in the way the instrument is played and the voice is used. I was

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really attracted to that for a while. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve wanted to do something a little more sophisticated and mature.”

her contributions to the music scene are far from it. Aside from teaching classical voice lessons, she continues to write songs and perform around the Southwest.

Another fun note from Stephanie’s wild past is she raced motorcycles professionally. “I love motorcycles. It’s a great way to see the desert. The races are 75 miles, and it’s highly technical riding,” she explains. She did that for years before breaking several bones and turning to other interests. She won the state championship for her class the last year she raced, which was in the male division, as there was only a beginning class for women.

Her thoughts on the music scene? “Musicians nowadays aren’t supported by labels the way they used to be. You don’t get signed and have someone pay you to make your work. Independent musicians nowadays have to crowdfund. We need people to fund what we’re doing. It’s like any art or creative endeavor. We’re all trying to figure out how to keep making this happen.”

Though her years riding motorcycles and playing hard core rock n’ roll might be over,

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OPPOSITE PAGE RIGHT L-R: Students Aaron Daniels, Suzanne Orrell, and Eric Grelle enjoy individual instruction from executive chef Rocky Durham TOP LEFT L-R Hillary Ginepra, executive pastry chef, and Rocky Durham, executive chef and co-founder

Creating Chefs of the Future By April M. Brown Photos Carolyn Wright

Santa Fe is a mecca for fine dining and one-of-a-kind, southwest-inspired cuisine. Thus, it comes as no surprise we are home to one of the most unique, intensive culinary programs in the nation.

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anta Fe Culinary Academy offers an accelerated professional program that prepares students for success in the fine dining industry. This one-year program covers every aspect of the industry from basic cooking skills to how to fund and open your own restaurant. Classes are handson and have a low student to instructor ratio. In fact, students enjoy individual instruction from executive chef and cofounder Rocky Durham and executive pastry chef Hillary Ginepra, along with a host of other guest instructors from

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local restaurants, vending companies and community businesses. The Academy is the brainchild of Durham and president Erica Peters, both Santa Fe natives. Ginepra joined the team recently, rounding out the program for a truly holistic experience. Each have an extensive background in the dining industry, a passion for teaching and a deep love for the community. After speaking with them for even a few moments, it’s clear their focus is providing students with the most positive, enjoyable and supportive experience possible.

The program begins each September and follows four rotations over 12 months. It begins with a five-week intensive “boot camp” and culminates with the students designing and running their own restaurant. In addition to cooking skills, students also gain experience in marketing and management. The team is deeply dedicated to giving students the tools, skills and confidence to hit the ground running. What makes the Academy truly unique is their impressive classroom environment, including a lab-kitchen — also used for community cooking classes — and a full size, modular commercial kitchen. The commercial kitchen supports the student-restaurant, The Guesthouse, which is often open to the public for

lunch and dinner services. It affords students the opportunity to share their creations with enthusiastic guests and gain restaurant management experience. The program has attracted a slightly different demographic than originally anticipated; Peters shared that although they expected their student base to be high school graduates, they were pleasantly surprised to see how many mature career-changers were also enrolling. “The culinary field is very dynamic and attracts a wide range of people,” Peters explains. “Anyone with a passion for food and a willingness to learn is a great candidate for our program.” The Academy has only been in existence since 2012, with an average enrollment

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of four to five students per year. Even though they hope to see the program gain more of a following in the future, Durham expressed great admiration for his small student base, saying, “With the caliber of students we attract, we only need a few.” With passionate instructors, a state-ofthe-art learning facility and the generous support of the community, enrollees are guaranteed an all-encompassing, wellrounded education that prepares them for the world of culinary arts, both locally and abroad. Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W. San Francisco St., Suite 300 Santa Fe 505.983.7445 www.santafeculinaryacademy.com

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ed Sage, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder’s fine dining restaurant, entices with its warm and inviting style. The lively bar features a walllength fireplace with dancing flames, moving art and traditional sculptures. In other words, it is the Santa Fe destination for your next romantic night out, business dinner or group event. Fare rotates seasonally so you experience the best of what New Mexico has to offer year round. The natural light through sky-high windows warms the restaurant. Soft evenings on Red Sage’s patio mean good conversation as friends gather around fire pits. Dramatic flames from stone pillars edging the turquoise pool, spill light onto the patio. Views of the Sangre de Cristos — lit by the sunset — are magical, and an innovative seasonally rotating cocktail menu mirrors the changing seasons of New Mexico. Chef de Cuisine Edgar Morales’ exciting new menu offers visually appealing small plates with striking flavor combinations. He brings to Red Sage over 20 years of experience from casual to fine dining. Morales comes from the fast moving city of Las Vegas, NV, and has cooked for Rio, Bally’s Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Aria and Palazzo. Morales showcases his Vegas expertise with seafood and steak house classics by adding New Mexican influences. His passion for cooking shows in every dish. Creating a variety of tastes and unique flavors are his specialty. In addition to the delicious menu, Red Sage has a diverse wine selection of domestic and European varieties. This extensive collection earned the restaurant Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence. The award is no surprise to certified level II sommelier and Red Sage manager Laurie Catazone. “Our wines cover a variety of regions and flavor profiles,” she says. “There are many ways to pair wine and food. A richly marbled steak complemented with a structured wine full of tannins is a work of art.” Red Sage will present a five-course dinner featuring PlumpJack and CADE wineries for this year’s Wine & Chile Fiesta. For more on these scrumptious offerings, stop by and taste for yourself!

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Red Sage Restaurant Hilton Buffalo Thunder 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail 505.819.2056 | redsage-sf.com TOP Red Sage manager Laurie Catizone

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Where Tradition meets its

Sweet tooth By Deborah Stone

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hen you mention Señor Murphy’s to most longtime Santa Fe residents, you’ll likely get an instant smile mixed with a touch of nostalgia. Then the stories bubble forth as folks reminisce about visiting the store in the lower level of the La Fonda Hotel when they were children and getting a crisp caramel apple or other sweet treat. As the oldest and original candy maker in town, Señor Murphy’s has long been a local favorite. The company was founded by Neil Murphy, a fourth generation confectioner from Dublin, Ireland, who learned the craft from his great-grandmother. The Irishman opened the first Señor Murphy retail and production location in Sena Plaza in 1971. He was committed to high quality, locally made products, as well as to using indigenous New Mexican ingredients such as piñon nuts and chile

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in his chocolates and confections. Today, the Santa Fe based company has four retail stores and a factory, and though its line of products has greatly expanded, its dedication to hand-made techniques has never wavered throughout the years. Current owner Harry Doscher, who is coincidentally a fourth generation candy maker too, notes that longevity of staff has helped to retain product consistency and quality control. He says, “Our head cook and product manager have both been here 43 years. In fact, Neil trained them. Most of our people are Santa Fe and Española area natives who take great pride in their work. Tradition is very important to us and we continue to use Neil’s original recipes, which he brought over from Ireland.” Señor Murphy’s product line is extensive, ranging from decadent chocolates and melt-in-your-mouth creams to crunchy

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brittles, barks and toffees. “There’s little we don’t make,” comments Doscher. Some of the most popular and unique of the confections include bolitas, balls of fudge dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in crushed almonds; piñon rolls, vanilla fudge dipped in caramel and rolled in nuts; twin peaks, a concoction of caramel, almonds and dark chocolate; and chile pistachio bark. According to Doscher, it’s not only locals who enjoy the company’s sweets, but out of town visitors as well. “They love coming into the stores and sampling the different products,” he explains. “For many, it’s the first time they’ve tried chocolates with chile or piñon nuts and they realize they can get a true taste of New Mexico with our candy. They often end up buying after they sample and then some even get gift boxes to bring home to friends and family.” Doscher also notes the attractive packaging the store uses. It’s “fiesta style,” with bright hues of turquoise, fuchsia, purple and teal, evoking New Mexico’s brilliant color palette.

happiness to people. “This is a feel good business,” he says, “and I never get tired of hearing from customers about how much they enjoy our products.” Señor Murphy Candymaker DeVargas Center 177 Paseo de Peralta 505.780.5179 La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco St. 505.982.0461 Santa Fe Place Mall 4250 Cerrillos Rd. 505.471.8899 Buffalo Thunder Resort 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail 505.819.2151 Toll free: 1.877.988.4311 Senormurphy.com

For Doscher, the most satisfying part of being a candy maker is being able to bring

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telling people in Switzerland if you want the true food, come here to Swiss Bistro in Santa Fe. His uncle now comes in once a week, and his nephew comes in whenever he visits,” Marques relates. Beyond crepes, pastries and other goodies, Swiss Bistro has an excellent selection of wines. “We look for wines from small vineyards you’re not going to find in grocery stores,” Marquez explains. “We include vineyards from Europe, but our house wine is actually a Californian wine. It’s made by Europeans applying their methods to their vineyard in Napa Valley. I buy the best wine for the price I can get. I pay a higher price than most because I want a good wine on the table. People enjoy it and have a second glass. I always make sure the food and wine quality is as high as possible.” Whatever your reason for coming into Swiss Bistro — the high class wines, decadent pastries or scrumptious crepes — it’s not difficult to find a reason to stay and keep coming back for more. Swiss in Santa Fe never tasted so good. Swiss Bistro and Bakery 401 S. Guadalupe St. 505.988.1111 Swissbakerysantafe.com TOP RIGHT Julian Marquez, owner

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“There is actually a big Swiss and European community in Santa Fe, and they love to come in for the traditional pastries. We import Swiss chocolate and European butters.”

Owner Julian Marquez is proud of the authenticity of the place. “Swiss encompasses German, Italian and French, so when you look at the menu you’ll see the influence of all three,” he describes.

Beyond pastries and slow mornings, Swiss Bistro has added dinner to its repertoire. A new menu featuring crepes inspired from countries around the world has fast become a favorite in addition to the more traditional dishes for which the restaurant is well known. “The new crepe menu is stuffed with foods from different regions: Tanzanian, Polish, Vietnamese, Greek and huevos rancheros of course because we’re here in Santa Fe,” notes Marquez. “We’re known for crepes; it’s one of the things people like to come here for.”

t’s another sunny morning and Swiss Bistro is bustling, though it’s not so busy as to deter a newcomer. An older German woman sits in the corner, an Italian couple finishes their meal, and a man at the bar recites poetry to the barista. A large cowbell hangs over the cash register, while a suit of armor stands stoically between tables in the dining room. The air smells of quiche and crepes. There’s a whimsical old-world feel, as if you’ve stepped into a European café.

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Because summer in Santa Fe is particularly temperate, Swiss Bistro has a lovely outdoor European patio with a courtyard and fountain in the middle. A recent addition is a mural depicting the Swiss Alps, painted by Stephanie Love. The restaurant is also doing a small remodel by adding a wine room, giving the restaurant a cozier atmosphere and extending the bar. Swiss Bistro has been a City Different favorite for over 25 years. It started as the Swiss Palace Bakery, and under Marquez’ tenure it has garnered the respect of the European community. “One customer had his nephew in town. His nephew lives in Switzerland, and wanted to write an article in German for his Sunday paper

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When asked to describe her experience, Nicole Munger eagerly shares: “We cannot say enough about how much we love El Farol. We hosted our wedding reception on the lovely garden patio in the back of the restaurant and everything about it was a huge hit. From the appetizers to the main course and desserts, the staff was phenomenal and our guests had so much fun dancing the night away, with little white lights giving the whole thing a magical touch. Honestly, if we did it again, I can’t think of anything about El Farol we would change. We got so many compliments on how delicious the food was. It’s such a great spot with great food and great people!” Raffi Andonian echoes Munger’s enthusiasm: “My wife and I held our wedding reception at El Farol. The friendliness, authenticity and hospitality not only made it a pleasure to plan but gave us confidence everything would run fantastically when the day arrived — and that’s exactly what happened. Needless to say, the food was incredible, and to this day our guests bring up the dinner as a memorable experience from our wedding weekend. Add to that the setting of El Farol — the historic building, the vibrant artwork and the Canyon Road location — just made the entire experience so classy, tasteful and unique. We always recommend El Farol to locals and out-oftown visitors alike, whether for a small meal or big event.”

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Since a diverse and interesting menu is important when planning a special event, the catering menu covers a wide range of dietary needs from vegetarian to gluten free. “Whether you’re hosting an informal luncheon or a sophisticated affair, El Farol can provide the perfect location and friendly atmosphere in any of our six authentic Santa Fe art-themed dining rooms,” says David Salazar, owner of El Farol.

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Life is full of special events — weddings, graduations, retirement parties, anniversaries, religious celebrations, etc. — and when you need a helping hand, you want it done right with special care and attention. You want delicious and appealing food with attentive and prompt service, and you don’t want to have to worry about details when you are focused on the special people and moment. This is why you hire top of the line catering like that offered at El Farol.

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nown for its scrumptious Spanish tapa menu, classic entrees, elegant ambiance and nightly entertainment, El Farol is famous around town as the place to indulge and spend a relaxed evening. El Farol then is an obvious and ideal venue to call when you need a caterer — El Farol at your fingertips is like serendipity on your doorstep. General manager Freda Keller capably handles every catering detail with all the fastidiousness of a person who loves and cares about what she does. Since being listed on mywedding.com, El Farol’s catering services have become a favorite for brides planning their rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. With the romantic marquee and sweet smell of wine in the air, the setting is ideal for small intimate gatherings or a large and complex group of up to 150.

You can have the unique experience with the same quality and variety El Farol offers on premise, but delivered to your home or office. They ably can transform any venue into a deliciously warm and vibrant setting. bottom left Tiffany and Jon

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Home of the

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& AGED VINEGARS When you see our name — Olive Grove — don’t be fooled into thinking we’re just another one of those stores that allows you to taste 20 to 30 different oils and vinegars until your taste buds scream for mercy… that’s not us! We have a very small number of olive oils selected for their superior quality and taste. Our vinegars are the real thing from Modena, Italy; they’re not reduced and no sugars or caramel coloring are added. They are simply matured using the Solera method of blending in a battery of different wood barrels as they have been doing for centuries. We have 4, 8, 10, 12, 25, 30, 50 and 100 year balsamic vinegar.

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What is Olive Grove? You could call us a gourmet and rare food boutique, since we have seven of the rarest salts in the world and many other quality food products you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. From whole black truffles to saffron, duck fat to spicy tomato chutney, duck leg confit to “00” flour, truffle honey to whole grain mustard with a dash of old Irish whiskey, there’s always something unique and rare to be found at Olive Grove.

Your catering event can easily be enhanced with any variety of local entertainment. With the taste of Spain as its guide, El Farol offers its classic tapas and entrees, all complemented by the specialty wine selection. Add the dashing flamenco dancers and a wide array of musical offerings, and you will feast your senses on the El Farol experience.

Give us a try and we’ll help you discover new tastes or rediscover old ones since we have tasters for more than just our oils and vinegars. Stop in and you’ll see why Olive Grove is called “The Little Store with a Lot of Taste.”

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“We always extend a special invitation to you to add your own personal touch to your event by choosing from an elegant selection from our award-winning menu. We will always collaborate with you to ensure complete satisfaction and ultimate success,” says general manager Freda Keller. “I will be your guide throughout the event process. We want you and your guests to enjoy the best of Santa Fe’s authentic culinary experience.”

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It is reassuring to know El Farol carefully and tastefully considers your individual wants and needs. Keller and her team use their experience and knowledge to provide you with an event that is uniquely yours and yet features all of the outstanding ambiance that has become the signature of El Farol.

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The dinner menu highlights top quality meats such as grilled French cut pork chops with roasted sweet potato puree, baby bok choy and habanero pineapple sauce, and filet mignon with roasted poblano gratin, asparagus and red wine demi glaze. Achiote marinated, grilled Scottish salmon is accompanied by fingerling potatoes, broccolini and Tabiko caviar buerre blanc. The freerange chicken breast is prepared with a stuffing of Spanish goat cheese served with buttermilk polenta cake, sautéed vegetables, capers, pancetta and balsamic butter pan sauce. A wellcurated wine selection pairs elegantly with each menu choice, from the bluenose sea bass to the rack of New Zealand lamb and the vegetarian black bean and quinoa pilaf. Saturday and Sunday brunch menus feature the popular pork and chicken taquitos, house-made soup and pasta of the day, a wide selection of entrée salads, fluffy waffles, eggs served any

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ocated in the eclectic, bustling San Mateo/Second Street/ Pacheco triangle just a mile or so from the Plaza in Santa Fe, Midtown Bistro offers up fine dining with a Southwestern flair in a warmly sophisticated atmosphere. Executive chef Angel Estrada, a veteran of Santa Fe’s fine dining scene, is co-owner of the restaurant with longtime Santa Fe restaurateur Edmund Catanach. “Locals tells us they are so happy to have a fine dining spot in midtown,” Estrada says. “Visitors to Santa Fe have discovered us

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too, and the restaurant is very busy every day of the week.” With polished concrete floors, a soaring ceiling and cream-colored walls that set off the cherry and chocolate hues of the comfortable leather chairs, the open dining room is a favorite for the midtown lunch crowd, which often spills out onto the adjacent plant-filled patio. At night, the glow of candles and twinkle lights on the patio are just the touch of glamour called for on special occasions and celebrations.

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Estrada grew up in a farming family and places a high premium on fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, using free-range eggs from Abiquiu, seasonal vegetables from the Santa Fe Farmers Market for his popular vegetable tempura and New Mexico beef for the signature rib eye steak. “When you’re a chef,” Estrada says, “you put your own touches on everything,” tweaking classic dishes to produce memorable tastes. Many of those classics have become signatures at Midtown Bistro, including the Cobb salad, which Estrada prepares with

spinach instead of the usual iceberg or romaine lettuce, and tops with buttermilk dressing made only at Midtown. The roasted pork taquitos are an elegant twist on a Southwestern favorite, served with generous sides of guacamole, housemade salsa and sour cream. Served with citrus chipotle aioli and habanero pineapple sauce, the calamari appetizer is crispy and succulent inside a special gluten-free batter. Estrada always reserves room on the menu for seasonal specials throughout the year, relying on local farmers to supply the best of the changing harvests, such as squash blossoms in the summer months and winter vegetables for tempura later in the fall. The pasta of the day and the daily fresh-made soups and sandwiches — favorite lunch choices — also showcase the best of freshly harvested farmer’s market produce, along with elegant cheeses and meats.

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Make Any OCCASION SPECIAL

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style, omelettes, burgers, Pacific blue crab cakes and the signature grilled chicken sandwich with bacon, avocado, mozzarella and house-made lemon pepper potato chips. Classics also take high place at dessert, including chocolate layer cake with Chantilly cream and fresh berries, key lime pie, cheesecake with caramel sauce, crème brule, chocolate mousse, carrot cake, a light and fluffy tres leches cake with strawberry sauce, and an artisanal cheese plate. On the horizon for this fall is an expansion that will add a wine bar and more seating to accommodate the many discriminating diners — local and out of town — who now have Midtown Bistro high on their list of beloved fine dining spots in Santa Fe. “We’re very excited about being able to do this,” Estrada says. “It will give us more seating and give our customers another choice for seating.” The wine bar, which will offer the same menu as the large dining room, will also expand the choices for wine by the glass and is likely to become a favorite stop for early diners on their way to events around town. Midtown Bistro 901 W. San Mateo Rd. 505.820.3121 Midtownbistrosf.com photo top left Angel Estrada, Executive chef

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hot-air ballooning mecca, our state has a long history of ballooning, which can be traced back to more than a century ago when “Professor” P.A. Van Tassell, an Albuquerque bartender, piloted a “gas bag” from the center of town up to nearly 14,000 feet and then landed at the west end of the city. Ballooning remained obscure, however, until 1972 when Duke City became the site of the first Balloon Fiesta. It all began as the highlight of a 50th birthday celebration for 770 KOB Radio. Initially, only one hot-air balloon was planned for the festivities, but the number grew to thirteen. Pilots from surrounding states gathered in the parking lot of the Coronado Center shopping mall along with 20,000 curious spectators. Today, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is widely considered to be the premier international ballooning event. The annual fiesta draws hundreds of balloonists and nearly a million spectators to Albuquerque every October for nine days of excitement, ranging from morning mass ascensions and dawn patrol shows to nighttime balloon glows. It’s the city’s ideal weather conditions — a phenomenon called the box effect — which has earned it the title of balloon capital of the world. Winds blows predictably north at one elevation and south at another, allowing pilots to launch, fly, then change altitude to land close to their original launch site. Though Albuquerque is the center of ballooning in New Mexico, other towns now host their own balloon festivals throughout the year. In Taos, for example, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is a small, intimate event where spectators

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get plenty of up-close and personal interaction with the balloonists. Near Gallup, the Red Rock Balloon Rally is the second largest balloon event in the world with a landscape that’s a photographer’s dream. Balloonists soar over cemented sands of fossilized beach colored by dissolved iron and worn smooth by Anasazi residents of yore. The event is the only one to offer spectators the opportunity to join the balloon chase crews. Over at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, there’s the Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta. Historically, the regatta can be traced back to the 70s when balloonists would welcome the start of spring by making a seasonal inaugural flight over the lake. Most popular are the Splash-n-Dash balloon boat relay races. Also of special note are the chase crews, who perform their important roles in motorboats! Then there’s the White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational at Alamogordo. In its 24th year, the event takes place on the pristine, gypsum white sand dunes of White Sands National Monument. For those who want to do more than watch from the ground, there are numerous companies that offer rides with licensed hot-air balloon pilots. Flights tend to last approximately one hour in duration and typically occur at sunrise or sunset when weather conditions are most favorable. Beforehand, participants watch the crews inflate the balloons. Then it’s into the basket, or “gondola” as it’s called, and before you know it, you’re rising up into the wild blue yonder. It’s a grand and thrilling adventure you’ll find worthy of the proverbial champagne toast upon reaching terra firma.

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CAROLINE ROTICH By Emmaly Wiederholt

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here are few forms of exercise as straightforward and beneficial as going for a run. From increasing lung function and lowering the risk of blood clots to boosting your immune system and even elevating your mood, the benefits of going for a jog are enormous. And like anything, when it comes to running, enthusiasts span the gamut from now-and-then joggers to marathon winners. Santa Fe, with its high elevation, picturesque vistas and numerous trails, is an ideal place to take up the running habit, and nobody knows that better than 2015 Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich, who just happens to call Santa Fe home. Rotich hails from Nyahururu, Kenya. She recalls, “When I was little, I was always running around chasing my friends. When we had competitions in schools, I used to do well. My grandpa would inspire me and tell me I could do it. One of my cousins went to the Athens Olympics and I remember when he came back my grandpa wanted me to meet him at the airport in order to motivate me more. That’s when I started loving it and wanted to do more running. My grandpa was a big supporter of me. He wasn’t a runner himself, but he used to love walking everywhere.” Rotich attended high school on a sports scholarship in Japan at Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School — an institution known for its long-distance running program. It was there Rotich became serious about her training. “I went to Japan when I was 14 and ran for high school. After that I knew I wanted to be a

professional so I went back to Kenya and built up from there.” After moving to the United States to train full time, she found Santa Fe to be an ideal place to pursue her sport. “Santa Fe’s elevation and good weather throughout the year are great for training,” she describes. “There are many good trails here in Santa Fe similar to the trails back home in Kenya.” On April 20, 2015, she won the Boston Marathon with a winning time of 2:24:55. Although the weather on race day was gloomy and cold, she recounts how it barely affected her run. “I felt great all of the race and had a good time. The weather was tough but it didn’t take anything away. You never know what’s going to happen during the race and what kind of weather there’s going to be, so you just make the best of it.” Though a renowned professional runner, Rotich is a big advocate of getting kids and adults alike off the couch. She often does presentations as a motivational speaker at elementary schools around Santa Fe. “Running is not about winning a big race or even entering a big race,” she notes. “It’s about getting out there and just running. If you just do that, you’re already a champion. You don’t need a group or club to run. You can just do it any time, any day.” Her advice for a beginning runner: “Just get out there and do one minute today, two minutes tomorrow. It will take you from there. It’s just a matter of starting.”

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A Life-Saving Center for Change Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Rehabilitation Facility Offers More Than A Second Chance By Ben Swan, The Santa Fe Animal Shelter

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ocky, a gorgeous Cocker spaniel, didn’t like to be touched in certain areas and would often nip at those who came too close. He was relinquished to a shelter that slated him for euthanasia due to his aggressive behavior, until their employees reached out to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter for help.

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Rocky was immediately transferred to the shelter’s newly opened Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center, where the shelter’s behavior staff quickly worked to resolve Rocky’s issues. Once Rocky’s

behaviors were changed, he quickly found a loving home. Since its opening in the spring, the center, known as “Roddey’s Rehab,” has become a life-saving facility for animals who otherwise would face an uncertain future. “It will be interesting to see what it will be like over the next few years,” says executive director Mary Martin. “The center is incredibly meaningful to all of us. I know there will be dogs we still can’t help, but this will give us the time we didn’t have before and that’s huge.”

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The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, northern New Mexico’s largest animal shelter, is a private non-profit that relies on donations for supporting its programs and helping find homes for more than 5,000 animal companions annually. The shelter’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Barkin’ Ball, is coming up on Oct. 9th at their new venue, the Santa Fe Farmers Market. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. and canines are encouraged to accompany their owners. For tickets and more information, visit barkinball.org or call 505.515.0854.

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Barkin’ Ball 2015

Harvest Gala Friday, October 9, 5:30 p.m. Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo De Peralta Experience Americana at its best! Join the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Harvest Gala and bask with your friends in the warm ambiance of autumn. Enjoy Yappy Hour cocktails, a plated dinner, and find treasures at our Harvest Market store and silent auction – all in support of your hometown shelter.

Music by The Buckarettes $125 per person Tables Available Tickets Available Now

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Providing Local Products for Local Pets

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eca Tu has been the premier destination for locally sourced pet products since 1995.

service while enjoying each opportunity to work with customers, meet pets and assess individual needs.

They offer a dazzling array of goodies including pet apparel and neck wear, cozy beds, unique toys, healthy deli treats and gourmet food. They are best known for their exclusive doggie vestido coats and vests, hand-cut and sewn from Southwest-inspired Pendleton blankets.

They also share a great passion for helping less fortunate animals — a concept deeply rooted in the boutique’s history. The store is named for an abandoned dog discovered along the highway near Tecolote by the store’s founder, Diane Buchard.

Owner Laurie Wilson and managers Mira Lopez and Joanne Buchanan have always taken great pride in helping customers, both four-legged and human. In fact, Mira and Joanne have been with the store practically from its inception. With a combined pet industry knowledge and experience of more than 50 years, they strive to provide the best customer

Teca Tu is committed and passionate about working with New Mexican animal charities. Laurie sees this work as her highest purpose. Food and pet items donated by Teca Tu and caring customers go to the New Mexico Homeless Project, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, Santa Fe Small Animal Rescue and other rescue agencies.

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Teca Tu may be celebrating 20 years in Santa Fe, but there is no plan of slowing down. Laurie says they are considering a second location, as well as adding grooming services to their repertoire. It’s all in an effort to provide pets and their people the best products, services and customer experience available. Teca Tu A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium Sanbusco Market Center 500 Montezuma Ave. 505.982.9374 www.tecatu.com tecatu@gmail.com

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CURB APPEAL WITH WIN DOWS & D OOR S By Scott McGillivray

Investing in new windows and doors is one of the easiest ways to increase your home’s value, curb appeal and save you money in the long run. Windows: Repair or Replace?

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irst, check for draf ts, condensation and fogging. Then ensure the casings are in good condition and free of rot and mold. Make sure caulking has not deteriorated and maintains its seal. You might just be in for a weekend DIY project instead of an entire overhaul. If you decide to replace the windows, look for windows that are low-e (low emissivity) which reflect the heat to the warm side of the glass (to the inside in winter and the outside in summer) and have a good u-factor rating, which determines how well the window prevents heat loss.

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Doors: The Unexpected King of the ROI Dollar for dollar, replacing your existing front door is one of the best returns on investment projects you can do. And don’t forget about your door hardware. High quality door hardware complements and completes the look of the door and, more importantly, ensures your home’s security. You can always opt for a makeover instead of replacement. A fresh coat of paint and upgraded hardware will make a dramatic difference in curb appeal. While you’re at it, update the elements around your door as well, such as house numbers, mailbox, doorbell and exterior lighting.

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Windows:More than Just Glass

Klaus Herring Managing Partner/Owner ARCS (Alpha Restoration & Construction Services, INC.) 6820 Cerrillos Road #8 505.473.2057 Klaus.H@ARCS247.com www.ARCS247.com

“Windows mean light, wisdom means windows!” “Don’t get stuck with one window, one book, one man, one country and one belief! Increase your windows! Wisdom is the house made of only windows!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

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indows are the source for many a poetic metaphor and without windows our dwellings would be little more than dark caves. Residences in the great southwest feature windows of all kinds. Some are mere slits in ancient rock walls while others are the expansive glazed facades of modern industry. When walking around Santa Fe, you can see all sorts of windows in all sorts of dwellings and they are all designed to allow light to enter while providing a barrier to all manner of weather conditions. Depending on glazing and design, windows keep out the cold, keep in the warmth, keep out heat, keep in the cool, and keep us dry and comfortable. Modern double or triple-pane windows are very efficient at providing all of this and more. You can have these window panes framed in a variety of architectural styles and in an assortment of materials. You can have wood windows, metal windows, vinyl windows, fiberglass windows or a combination, like wood interior and metal exterior windows. At ARCS, we install all sorts of new windows and restore older, historic windows. The choice of window is often dictated by price. Currently, metal and vinyl windows

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are among the least expensive. Each has its pros and cons. Metal conducts heat and cold, while vinyl has been known to melt and warp when exposed to the warmer temperatures and high UV ratings of the desert southwest. All multi-pane windows installed at elevations at or above 5,000 feet must have high-altitude glazing. At higher altitudes, the pressure on glass panes and window frames increases. The higher you go, the more pressure there will be. High-altitude windows have a “breather tube” installed which allows the pressure in the space between the window panes to escape and equalize. Without such tubes, the spacers between the panes will bow and warp. Always verify that you are indeed purchasing high-altitude windows, as our city is at 7,500 feet above sea level. Installation of windows and doors in New Mexico does require a building permit. All new windows must now meet modern building and energy codes. Part of this code specifies windows (and exterior doors) must be flashed at the junction of wall to window. ARCS consistently deals with water damage and mold, which is the direct result of moisture penetration because

of insufficient or non-existent window and door flashing. Always insist on the installation of code-required flashing and make sure a building inspector actually inspects the flashing when installing new windows and doors, or when replacing existing windows and doors with “retrofit” windows and doors. It is our experience that almost all “window leaks” are not actual window leaks but are caused by mistakes in, or outright omission of, the window and door flashing. Much of the charm of the older parts of Santa Fe and other cities in the southwest lies in the historic districts. Owning homes there comes with the responsibility of maintaining the historic aspects of the house, including older windows and doors. Most of these

windows have outdated and inefficient single-pane glazing in wood sashes and frames. Replacing them with modern windows always requires prior approval from the respective historical boards, as well as a building permit. Many historic-home owners opt to have their older windows restored and then reglazed. Once the windows, frame and all, are removed from the window openings, a thorough assessment of their condition can be made. Sometimes minor repairs of the wood frames and sashes will suffice. In other cases, depending on the extent of insect damage and wood rot, the sashes and frames need significant restoration work. Often these windows, depending on their condition, will also accept more energy efficient double-pane glazing.

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When restoring such windows, doors or any exterior and interior wood trim and baseboards, they should first be tested for the presence of lead-based paint. If present, these items should be stripped to bare wood before re-use. The EPA’s lead paint rules require an EPACertified Restoration Contractor do this work. ARCS has been an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm since 2010. If you are planning a renovation or restoration project give us a call. ARCS provides free consultation and estimates. top Window flashing replacement bottom left Window with wood rot being prepped for restoration bottom right Casey Bell working on window frames with insect damage

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Following an Ethical ExamplE Photos Daniel Quat Prop Stylist Antonia Quast

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oug Cox, owner of Advantage Construction and Closet Systems, has worked in construction for more than 32 years and has been a contractor for 16. He is also a triathelete and a Santa Fe community college student. Throughout his endeavors, he is guided by his mother’s ethical example of hard and honest work. As he explains it: “My work ethic developed as a young boy quite by accident! I learned from watching my mother’s response to an unfortunate incident that happened in the summer of 1964 when she purchased an airstream travel trailer. Our plan was to travel throughout the United States.

We were entering the mountains in Flagstaff, Arizona as the sun was setting behind San Francisco Peak. As shadows darkened the road, my mother didn’t notice the large tire tread lying in the middle of her lane. It wrapped around the rear axle. Within seconds the trailer and car swayed violently, spun out of control and rolled down a 30 ft. embankment. The trailer was totaled but we were able to have it towed and parked in a lot next to our mobile home. Luckily, the car was relatively unscathed and so were we.

and interior paneling, electrical wiring and plumbing, she dismantled the trailer down to the steel floor frame. She worked from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and sometimes for seven days straight. Mother’s perseverance, her strong work ethic and genius accomplished what many would think impossible for a widowed mother raising a hyperactive child in the 1960s. We celebrated her amazing accomplishment as we set our course for the Grand Canyon exactly two years later to the very day.

“Mom spent three months researching and acquiring the information needed to dismantle and rebuild the trailer on her own. After removing the cabinetry

“The biggest challenge we face as home remodelers is leaving our customers delighted with the end product and happy to refer our company. I compare

this start-to-finish process to running a marathon. A lot can happen between mile one and mile 26. “That every customer loves what we do for them is my personal and professional priority. Thirty-two years of home remodeling experience has taught me that listening carefully ensures a defined understanding of what our customers want. “Home remodeling can be invasive and somewhat arduous. By working closely with our homeowners, a long remodeling process is less demanding and more positive and exciting. “I’m thrilled anytime an opportunity arises to brainstorm with the homeowners, my superintendent, Manny Atencio, and subcontractors to resolve complicated issues. When everyone contributes,

we can create a perfect solution to any problem.” The pictures in this article revealing the room addition for Jonelle and Laird and the library created for Edie and Mark reflect the work ethic Doug learned from his mother. These projects had challenges and what Doug likes to call “X-factors” to work through. By working closely with his clients, Doug, Manny and his crew created a beautiful, customized space the owners love and will enjoy for years to come. Doug notes all of his workmanship carries a lifetime warranty. Advantage Construction and Closet Systems 4170 Blue Spruce Dr. 505.471.1316 www.advconstnm.com

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“I found out about Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing through my real estate agent. After interviewing a few companies, I found them to be the friendliest. I wanted the work done before I moved into my home and they were absolutely terrific. They worked well with the other contractors and were very professional. They are very responsive to the customer’s needs. I also like the fact Salazar is a local family business. ” — Julio Blanco

and we’ll make it happen,” says Salazar. No detail is overlooked. The Salazar team keeps open communication with you throughout the process to ensure your satisfaction. “No matter what job we do, we stand behind our work,” Salazar comments. He adds they offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Although they make every effort to complete everything to your liking, sometimes small issues come up. If that happens, you can count on a quick response to your call to make sure you are completely happy with the outcome.

Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing:

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Trust, integrity and professionalism: that’s what Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing is all about. When you are a Salazar customer, you are treated like one of the family.

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e stand behind what we do!” states Dennis Salazar, owner of Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing. For more than 32 years, Salazar has been the name people in the Santa Fe area remember for top quality residential and commercial work. Salazar customers have the peace of mind knowing the owner of this longtime family business has over 40 years of experience to back up their work. “I started working with my brothers and learned the business from them,” he

recalls. “Then, I went on to work for another business and eventually became part-owner. After that, I decided it was time to branch out on my own.” Since the day Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing opened its doors, the focus has been on offering exceptional customer service. Building a business based on integrity and a willingness to put the customer’s needs first are just two of the many reasons why Salazar remains a well-respected business still serving Santa Fe today.

Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing offers a wide range of services including boiler installs, baseboard heating, radiant heat, furnace replacement, tankless water heaters, sewer lines, water main line, duct cleaning, air conditioning, swamp coolers and more. They are also pleased to offer Daikin ductless mini split systems.

Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing 1118 Don Juan St. 505.820.2007 www.santafeheatingcooling.com

Looking for the best in custom building? Salazar Heating Cooling and Plumbing works with you to get your project completed to your specifications. They design your system to run efficiently and effectively. “Just bring in your plans

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here’s no satisfaction quite like the one we take in our homes. It’s our own personal turf, per say, so naturally every detail warrants attention. From technology to décor, and everything in between, Fine Lifestyles has compiled your house/home wish list in order to ensure your casa is the peaceful reprieve you return to at the end of each day.

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More than Just a Rug Photos Carolyn Wright

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ohamed Sassila, owner of Silk Road Collections, grew up in northern Syria, which used to be the home of one of the largest population of weavers in the world. “Since I opened my eyes for the first time, I’ve seen rugs. It’s a part of my culture,” he says. His deep passion and understanding of weavings is evident upon stepping into his store. In addition to the Ulla Darni hand painted glass artwork, piles of ornate rugs and gorgeous tapestries line the walls and floor in every direction. And the most fascinating part? Each rug has its own unique history.

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Many of Sassila’s rugs are over 100 years old. He describes how they were made: “The weaver sat in front of the loom and tied individual knots by hand. Each weaving might range from 100 to 1,000 knots per square inch, with the higher number of knots being a determinant of quality.” He points out a rug that is 200 years old, made in the 1800s for the royal family by the Armenians during the Turkish Empire. On the longevity of such rugs, Sassila notes, “With old handwoven rugs, you have to remember they’re made completely out of wool from sheep, and thus will eventually disintegrate. You won’t find complete rugs older than 400 or 500 years old in the whole world,

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much less in my shop. You might find a remnant or a part, but there’s a limit how long it can last unless it’s preserved in a sealed container in a museum.” These old rugs are vibrant in color; one would never suspect they were woven well over a century ago. Sassila explains, “With natural dyes from herbs done correctly, it’s impossible for the rugs to fade or bleed. Synthetic dyes nowadays are easier, cheaper and more convenient but the quality of the coloring is not the same. It’s impossible for herbal dyes to fade, but they will oxidize with time. Oxidization is different from fading though. With exposure to the air, the

colors will change evenly, getting darker or softer dependent on the dye. Indigo gets darker while red gets softer. It’s a reaction the dye has to the air, but to see a clear shift it will take at least 40 years.” Rug after rug he pulls out, all lush with deep hues and intricate designs, all made in the 1800s. Though Sassila notes it’s hard to find rugs of this caliber in good condition, his shop boasts hundreds. Some of his finer rugs in fact have real gold and silver threaded into the knots. “This is a dying art,” Sassila states. “The new generation wants to get out

in the world, not sit down for months or years to weave a rug. With up to 1,000 knots per square inch, a single rug is made of millions of individually tied knots.” Perhaps then the real value of Sassila’s rugs lie not in their coloring, design or even age, but simply in the fact they exist.

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Our fine, early antiques are beautiful, handcrafted, functional and affordable. Enrich your life with pieces that speak to you from another era. Pink House Antiques also hosts the educational seminar series, “Why Antiques?” Call for more information or visit us online at pink-house-antiques.com 1925 Rosina Street, Suite A1 • 505. 428. 0889 • real.antiques.santafe@gmail.com • pink-house-antiques.com


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How Sam Goldenberg & Associates Became the City Different’s Best Small Business of 2015

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t the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce’s Gala Awards in June, Sam Goldenberg & Associates took top honors as the City of Santa Fe’s Best Small Business of 2015. The 32-year-old business brokerage is the name behind many of Santa Fe’s best-known brands: HäagenDazs on the Plaza, Señor Murphy, Capitol Computer, Eden MediSpa and Greenberg Fine Art just to name a few. How Sam Goldenberg & Associates became New Mexico’s most successful business brokerage and New Mexico’s

sole affiliate of the SUNBELT® Network is the story of delivering results that satisfy both business buyers and sellers. “Unlike a real estate broker, we work with both sides,” says Michael Greene, president of the brokerage. “We facilitate creating that neutral space where business sellers and buyers can come together to share information, build trust and identify where their interests intersect. The buyer secures an income that allows them to thrive in Santa Fe; the seller walks away with money to fund their next chapter. Dreams come true at

our closing table.” THE DREAM-WEAVER COLLECTIVE Greene has worked with business owners most of his 30-year career. The Harvard Law grad headed a Southern California M&A law firm, helmed a network of New Mexico commercial real estate brokerages, and co-founded a strategic business consultancy. His vision powers Sam Goldenberg & Associates, but he doesn’t do it alone. A collaborative approach differentiates it from the competition.

Above Tourists flock to Santa Fe during the summer and fall, and local businesses reap the benefits.

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“The 40 to 50 businesses we are working with at any time and 50 buyer inquiries a month mandate a team to handle the volume,” he explains. “Juliette Sweet guides our clients through the process, Erika Munde develops the marketing packages, and Jules Hoffmann analyzes the finances. She delivers on our commitment to provide as accurate and transparent data as possible.”

STRIKE UP THE BRAND But owner’s income isn’t the only factor. More so than other places, things get personal in Santa Fe. Acquiring an established business taps into word-of-mouth referrals and community goodwill. These intangibles often make the difference between business success and business mediocrity.

NUMBERS TALK Numbers tell a story. “Bookkeeping is more than a taxtime chore,” Greene says. “It’s a tool to determine if you’re meeting goals. It also evaluates performance and identifies growth opportunities. Good books strengthen a seller’s position.”

In return, the Santa Fe brand attracts buyers from around the country. Growing consumer confidence and improving small business fundamentals are beginning to create a sense of urgency. “The bottom line is improving for many local businesses, and this effects the value,” says Greene. “There’s a feeling that the train is leaving the station and buyers don’t want to be left behind.”

The attraction of buying an established business is it’s a proven model with immediate cash flow. The current owner’s earnings, after personal expenses run through the company are added back, help determine a business’ value.

Greene considers the Small Business of the Year award to be Sam Goldenberg & Associates’ top achievement to date. His

only regret is it may have been premature. “We are 33 percent ahead in business sales compared to this time last year, and we’ve got an exciting new initiative to announce. I firmly believe that, just like Santa Fe, our best years are ahead.” Sam Goldenberg & Associates 505.820.0163 844.GO.NM.BIZ www.SamGoldenberg.com www.SunbeltNewMexico.com

Above TOP LEFT Sam Goldenberg & Associates facilitated the sale of Underpinnings, ToP RIGHT Barton’s Flowers, boTToM LeFT Häagen-Dazs on the Plaza and RIGHT Capitol Computer & Network Solutions BUSINESS

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fter 25 years of “doing the corporate thing,” Jeni and I wanted to finally choose a place to live and manage our own business, instead of being managed by a corporation and living where they told us to live. We knew Santa Fe was the place and we found Michael Greene and the team at Sam Goldenberg & Associates (SGA) to be not only the gateway to the Land of Enchantment, but also the gateway to the Santa Fe business community. After initial telephone conversations with Michael, we met face-to-face in his Santa Fe office and discussed in detail my interests, goals, and desires regarding business ownership in Santa Fe. We found Michael to be focused on finding the right fit for us – something we greatly appreciated. Only after Michael got to know Jeni and me did he discuss in detail several potential opportunities. After proper due diligence, we chose to move forward with the acquisition of Capitol Computer of Santa Fe. Michael and the SGA team were masterful at guiding us through the process, navigating any issues and bridging differences between buyer and seller. They are true professionals who easily balance “doing the deal” with ensuring the deal is right for those involved. Now, as a resident of Santa Fe and a member of the business community, I can highly recommend Michael and the team at SGA as extraordinary partners to help buy or sell a business. I consider Michael a friend, neighbor and mentor – he is that good. Stephen S. Resnick, President Capitol Computer & Network Solutions Capitol Computer & Network Solutions 518 Old Santa Fe Trail #6 505.216.1108 www.ccandns.com

No Secrets to Investment Success

It’s time in the market — not market timing.

Bob Graham Financial Advisor Edward Jones Investments 510 N. Guadalupe Street, Suite L Santa Fe Office 505.820.0076 Toll Free 866.830.0076 bob.graham@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

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any people look for the secrets to investment success. Is it timing the market just right? Is it finding those hot stocks or getting in on the ground floor of the next big thing? Actually, these types of moves have little relevance to the vast majority of investors — even the most successful ones. So let’s take a look at some steps you can take that can be effective in helping you work toward your financial goals.

Some investors think they can succeed at “market timing” — buying when the price is low and selling when the price is high. And this would indeed be a good strategy if they could predict highs and lows. No one can accurately forecast these peaks and valleys, though. Instead of ducking in and out of the market in a vain attempt to catch the highs and lows, simply stay invested. The more time you spend in the market, the less impact you’re likely to feel from shortterm price swings. And if you’re always invested, you’ll always be in a position to benefit from the next market rally. It’s “buy and hold” — not “buy and sell.” Even if you aren’t trying to time the market, you may be tempted to buy and sell frequently as you look for new and better opportunities. This constant buying and selling can be costly. Frequent trading, with all the additions and subtractions from your portfolio, can make it hard for you to follow a consistent, unified investment strategy. You’re better off purchasing quality investments and holding them long term until either your needs change or the investments themselves no longer possess the same attributes they did when you purchased them. It’s building a strong foundation — not getting in on the “ground floor.” Many people regret not being one of the initial investors of a company that has done spectacularly well. However, most

new companies don’t achieve anywhere near that level of success. Instead of looking for the next big thing, try to build a strong “foundation” consisting of a mix of quality investments suitable for your risk tolerance, goals and time horizon. This type of investing may not sound glamorous, but a strong foundation is better equipped than a possibly shaky ground floor to withstand the shifting winds of market forces. It’s cool-headed thinking — not chasing hot stocks If you browse the Internet or watch one of the investment shows on cable television, you are bound to read or hear about “hot” stocks. But by the time the news reaches you, these stocks may already be cooling off. Even more importantly, they might not be right for your needs in the first place. Instead of chasing after hot stocks, which, by their nature, carry a strong emotional component (namely, the desire for quick, big gains), try to coolly and dispassionately analyze your situation to determine which investments are most appropriate for your goals. There really aren’t any shortcuts to reaching your desired financial destination, but by taking the slow and steady path, you can work toward getting there. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Logo Design: An Ancient Way of Communicating

for universal road signs, particularly in Europe where there are so many different written languages in a relatively compact continent. Road logograms are designed to be easily read, both from a distance and while moving. In this regard, the road signs in North America are too often indicated as white boards with a written message on it, instead of a universally understandable symbol. In a culturally diversified country such as the United States, you cannot expect all road-users to understand English. The advertising industry has long recognized the power of graphics. As corporate image development has become an integral part of today’s marketing, the ancient way of visual communication becomes of interest again. The graphic industry, however, has gone a step further. Due to the increasing demand on graphics — logos need to be recognized in a flash on TV or on billboards — graphic designers have developed ‘integrative logos,’ a highly sophisticated and effective technique of communication. Written words and/or names amalgamate their typefaces with the shape of the product or service itself. This way, you can see what you read at the same time.

Wilfried Haest Wilfried Haest Design 505.983.7076 companylogodesign.us whaest@hotmail.com

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ogo design is a form of visual communication. It is perhaps the oldest way of transmitting messages from one person to another. The practice goes back before there was any knowledge of a written language. Remember the Egyptian hieroglyphs? They date back from 3100 BC, and were a writing system based on logograms (signs that write out morphemes) and phonograms (signs that represent one or more sounds). In a similar way, in North America’s Native Indian culture, we find petroglyphs from centuries before European immigrants arrived. Although written languages have rapidly developed, the logo language has maintained its uniqueness through history. The Copts developed the Coptic language, the Greek the Greek alphabet, the Romans the Roman alphabet, not to

mention the Chinese, Japanese, Russians, etc. But in all these different cultures and regions, there always remained the need for visual communication. In the Roman army, ranks and legions were indicated by visual symbols, a tradition that still exists in modern day armed forces. In the 1600s in Paris, the homeless people, or “clochards,” developed a secret visual language to mark ways for survival. The symbols were painted and/or scratched on walls, doors and sidewalks to leave messages such as ‘potable water,’ ‘free food,’ ‘gentleman lives here,’ and ‘safe place to sleep,’ to mention a few. While written languages further diversified, logograms experienced a similar development. With the growth of the automobile industry and the network of roads, there emerged a need

In the 1970s, Wilfried Haest designed a logo for Ghent Grain Terminal, a Belgian grain elevator. He merged the initials GGT with the shape of an ear of grain. In this way, the logo says GGT but shows at the same time it has to do with grain (instead of airlines, beer or any other product). Following the same reasoning, Haest designed a logo for COSFUR Shipping and Agency, a joint venture between China Ocean Shipping Company and the Dutch Furness Shipping. The letters of ‘COSFUR’ appear in the shape of a vessel with a bow, a Plimsoll mark, a bridge and a rudder. In 2014, Gallery 901 — a new art gallery on Canyon Road — needed a logo. Haest replaced the ‘0’ of 901 with a painter’s pallet. Doing so, he made sure

the logo represented an ‘art’ gallery and not any other kind of gallery.

Wilfried Haest is a Flemish/American graphic designer who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a Master’s Degree in visual arts from the Higher Saint Lucas Art Institute in Brussels. Haest has worked in Europe, Canada and the United States. All his corporate logos are custom designed, and not simply generated from computer images. In designing corporate logos, Haest follows strict rules: First of all, according to Haest, a logo should image the intrinsics of the company (or person) it represents, and not the style of its designer. A logo for an Italian restaurant will therefore look different from a logo for a lumberyard. Second, a good logo should be flexible. It should be readable or recognizable at all times, whether you blow it up to the size of a billboard or you reduce it to a lapel pin and all applications in between. Therefore, it should be bold and avoid fine details, which disappear when reduced. For example, when Austrian Airlines decided on a new logo, it submitted a selection of five proposals to an ‘unsharpness’ test and a ‘movement’ test. The idea behind this was the logo on the tail of an airplane should be readable from the control tower in the fog as well as during takeoff and landing. One of the five clearly stood out among the others and was chosen. The same principle could be applied to logos and symbols that have to appear on cars, trucks and/or trains. Third, effective logos should be easy to reproduce. A limited amount of colors make the printer’s job a lot easier. Finally, while most logos are twodimensional, some can be designed as a three-dimensional concept that also can be reduced to two dimensions. In doing so, the logo can be fabricated as a statue in front of a building but yet be printed on stationery.

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The Santa Fe Concorso Honors Denise Mccluggage By Emmaly Wiederholt Photos Garrett Vreeland:

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stories about Denise. Two racing notables — Lyn St. James and Jean Jennings — will select a car Denise might have especially liked, and bestow upon it the Denise McCluggage Award. “She was a driving force behind the Santa Fe Concorso,” remembers Beverly Little, Dennis’ wife. Dennis adds: “The real significance of Denise is she set new boundaries for women. Back in the 1950s, it was unheard of to have a woman show up to race against the boys. And then to assert her voice as a writer — she was ahead of her time. She used to tell a story about how she showed up as a journalist at the 1957 Indianapolis 500. She was told she couldn’t go into the pit to interview the drivers because she was a woman, so she did her interviews from the other side of the fence. The drivers, who all knew her, would see her and come over to be interviewed. That’s the kind of thing people have to keep in perspective about her career; it was a man’s world she was playing in.”

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enise was a tour de force in the automotive field. She first developed an interest in cars while working as the associate editor at the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1950s. She served as the only female on the sports staff at the New York Herald Tribune before freelancing full time for several decades. Outside her writing career, she considered one of her biggest successes to be winning in a Ferrari 250 the grand touring class at Sebring in 1961. She lived well into her 80s, and called Santa Fe home since 1978. Denise, along with racecar legend Phil Hill and former automotive designer Dennis Little, conceptualized the Concorso, and the first event was held in 2010. In the

last five years, the event has grown to include more than 100 entries each year. Several special events are in store this year. Luigi Chinetti Jr. will be present to speak and judge. His father, Chinetti Sr., was the first person to sell Ferraris in the United States and started NART, the North American Racing Team, to promote the Ferrari marque in motorsport endurance racing in this country. Another feature on display will be the Buick Y-Job — the first concept car — designed by Harley Earl. Also in store for spectators is Billy Gibbons’ “Cadzilla” hot rod. Gibbons, best known as the lead singer of the band ZZ Top, had “Cadzilla” designed by Boyd Coddington, the premiere builder of hot rods in his day.

As for her final resting place, “Years ago, Denise was at Phil Hill’s 80th birthday party at Jay Leno’s garage,” Beverly relates. “Jay asked her, ‘Denise, what are you looking at?’ She replied, ‘Up there on that shelf, I now know where I want my ashes to go.’ When she died, I got on the phone with Bernard, the guy who takes care of Jay’s cars, and relayed the story. He passed it on to Jay.” The next day Jay Leno called the Littles. He said he would be honored to have Denise’s ashes at the garage. The urn is an old-fashioned oil can with a red polka dotted lid matching Denise’s trademark red polka-dotted racing helmet.

Of course, the regular Concorso programming will be in place as well, which includes an opening night VIP event Friday the 25th at the airport. Saturday the 26th has been declared Denise McCluggage Day by Mayor Gonzales. At 8 a.m., Concorso entrants will line up at the plaza, and at 10 a.m. they will drive along Canyon Road and over through Eldorado to the old west town of Cerrillos. Open to the public, this is a great opportunity to admire the cars against Santa Fe’s stunning backdrop.

“Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin,” Denise once wrote. As the Santa Fe Concorso moves on without Denise in its inner circle, her legacy will live on in the many lives she’s touched though her love of all things auto.

Sunday the 27th is the Concorso itself. Held on the grounds at The Club at Las Campanas, this is where the actual judged concours takes place. In addition, journalists and invited guests will share

For more information visit santafeconcorso.com

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THE SKY Is Your Road Photos Daniel Nadelbach

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hile flying is by far the most efficient way to get from place to place, most of us agree there is nothing particularly efficient, or even pleasant for that matter, about going to the airport. From long lines and delayed flights to missed connections and lost baggage, the public air transportation system can cause unnecessary grief, especially if you could just hop on your own plane and circumnavigate all that hullaballoo. Well with One Aviation, you can.

meetings, visit facilities and carry on business in multiple cities.” The public air transportation system is connected through hub and spoke systems, so you’re expected to connect through major metropolitan areas like Atlanta, New York or Los Angeles before your final destination. If your final destination is somewhere like Missoula, Montana, you probably have to go through Denver and then take a smaller regional aircraft to get there. When you have your own private mode of air transportation, that discontinuity and inefficiency is eliminated.

One Aviation offers the best in private jets — the 550-twin engine, the most economical light jet aircraft available today. “Think about the savings in time and efficiency,” says Ken Ross, president of One Aviation. “From a business perspective, an industry leader can utilize private air transportation to get to

“We manufacture the aircraft of choice, both for speed, cost and operational efficiency,” notes Ross. “It’s the best in terms of the aircraft sophistication in its class and also has the highest safety record of any twin engine light jet ever introduced. It’s an attractive product people want to fly. You see the benefits

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both from a personal perspective and business perspective. It’s a sexy, good looking aircraft.” The Eclipse 550-twin engine holds six people — one pilot and five passengers. It also features the latest in advanced avionics, with an auto-throttle system that controls speed and thrust when you set the throttles to the settings you want. There has never been such a high level of sophistication in automation offered by an aircraft manufacturer for less than 10 million dollars; One Aviation’s is sold at less than three million dollars. The quality components built-in to make it safe, efficient and easy to operate are unparalleled in the industry.

who fly our jets say it’s the only aircraft they need or want. With respect to maintenance and parts support, we have a 99 percent parts dispatch reliability within 24 hours, and it’s 100 percent within 48 hours, worldwide.” Because it flies at altitudes of up to 41,000 ft. at 420 mph with the most advanced features available, this is the aircraft of choice for people who want to move about efficiently and still be economical. It’s for those who live a lifestyle of adventure, timeliness and who want to travel in safety and elegance. One Aviation leads the way.

“Our customers love our product. We have a tremendous amount of brand loyalty,” says Ross. “The owner-operators

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Rocky Mountain RV & Marine Our Family Serving Yours By Tori Stafford Photos Carolyn Wright

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for the first time to find out more about the world of RVs, the team at Rocky Mountain welcomes each customer.

hen it comes to hitting the open road and taking in the views of this great country, no one in the state knows more than the team at Rocky Mountain RV & Marine.

“When a customer purchases a boat, motorhome or trailer from us, they become part of the family,” says Bob Scholl, assistant general manager and Roberts’ first cousin.

The Rocky Mountain family has been New Mexico’s go-to RV dealership since 1986, when siblings Judy Roberts and Rick Scholl first opened the business, but the family’s experience with RVs actually stretches back to the mid-1960s – and someone within the family has owned and operated a dealership in Albuquerque ever since.

“We expect them to utilize us… everybody has their doctor, their dentist, their hair dresser – we want to become their RV and marine dealership.”

Terry Roberts, general manager of Rocky Mountain RV & Marine, whose mother and uncle started the business on a two-acre lot, says, “Now, out of 49 employees, 12 of them are family, and the whole team has a real passion for what we do.” That passion translates into unsurpassed service and knowledge for their customers. Whether a client is returning for a new accessory for their luxury pontoon or coming through the doors

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top Row L-R Bob Franklin, Service Manager; Travis Roberts, Business Manager; Ernest Marquez, Parts Manager bottom Row L-R Scot Noland, Sales Manager; Bob Scholl, Asst. General Manager

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With a massive facility offering everything you need for traveling the roads and lakes of the U.S., Rocky Mountain ensures customers are comfortable and ready for any trip. The team stocks only the highest quality motorhome and trailer products,

parts and accessories. Similarly, Rocky Mountain offers high-quality boats, from simple jon boats and outboard motors to pleasure crafts, like runabouts and fishing boats. They also stock the very best for all of your towing needs, and accessories and parts for all new and used motorhomes, trailers and boats. Rocky Mountain’s experienced and knowledgeable service department boasting the most master certified technicians in the state offers everything from tune-ups to paint and body work, but the team’s commitment to keeping their customers safely enjoying their travel time doesn’t end there. Rocky Mountain offers the only lifetime RV warranty in the state, and is also a member of the Priority RV Network, which means their customers have

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access to over 100 locations across the country to address any RV needs that may arise during travel. It’s all part of making sure customers enjoy their time on the roads and lakes of America. “If you want to have good, quality family time – or ‘family fun times that last a lifetime,’ as we say – there is no better way of doing it than loading your family into an RV,” he says. “People don’t realize how beautiful this country is until they’ve had the opportunity to make some road trips and see the beauty it has to offer.” Rocky Mountain RV & Marine 12700 Central Ave. SE Albuquerque 505.292.7800 sales@rmrv.com www.rmrv.com

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DR. KRISTEN L. BIGGS Unparalleled in the Vein and Skin Care Field WHAT’S ON YOUR WISH LIST? AL PACINO STOPS THROUGH TOWN THE CONCORSO PAYS T...