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FIRST WORD With Fine Lifestyles editor EMMALY WIEDERHOLT

NEW MEXICO has a rich past, and that past has a very special way of lingering on into the present. From our food to our holiday traditions (think Dia de Los Muertos or farolitos/ luminarias), the Land of Enchantment is particularly enchanting because of its strong cultural ties to yesterday. This issue of Fine Lifestyles, connect with the past in any number of ways. Visit Las Golondrinas for the Harvest Festival, or take one of the many historic ghost tours offered in Albuquerque, Santa Fe or Taos. There’s nothing quite as autumnal as ghosts and green chile. New Mexico’s past also serves as a springboard to the present and future. The Women’s International Study Center draws upon the legacies of strong historical women to offer opportunities and symposia that support the women of today and tomorrow. Another example is the burgeoning film industry; the Coen Brothers are currently filming their next Western in New Mexico, an apt choice given our state’s prime role in the Wild West. Then there are the many businesses who draw upon New Mexico’s identity but add something new and fresh. Sazón, our cover, flourishes exactly because it embellishes the Mexican experience so central to our history. The seasons are winding down, but that’s no reason to hibernate. As is true with so many aspects of our state, what came before is what makes what comes next so great.

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FALL 2017 Volume 3 Issue 3 EDITOR Emmaly Wiederholt emmalyw@finelifestylessw.com DESIGN DeAnne Bell COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Caitlin Elizabeth PHOTOGRAPHY Linda Carfagno Caitlin Elizabeth Jennifer Lake, Daniel Quat Ernest Trujillo CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Deborah Stone PUBLISHER Mike Puzey mikep@finelifestylessw.com 910.508.3694

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50 CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS STYLE .................................................... 8 HEALTH & WELLNESS .....................24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ..................36 DINING ..................................................50 DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE ................62 HOUSE & HOME ................................ 72 PETS .................................................... 90

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FEATURES COVER: Sazón: Dining Par Excellence .............50 Celebrating the Women’s International Study Center ..................36 The Coen Brothers Come to Town ...42 Fall into Fun at Las Golondrinas........48 Explore New Mexico on A Ghost Tour ........................................91

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here is a Navajo prayer that translates in English to “walking in beauty.” The prayer itself refers to walking through life with awareness and thoughtfulness toward the universe around us. An enchanting stroll at dusk through the desert is enough to elicit the feeling of walking in beauty so poetically described in the prayer. “Walking in beauty” is also an appropriate description of Santa Fe Style. Beyond the handcrafted jewelry and bright clothing, Santa Fe is known for its unique sense of place. That feeling of place – nestled against the base of the Sangre de Cristos—has influenced designers and fashionistas around the globe. It’s not just a look; it’s an embrace of cultural traditions with deep roots in the region, flowering into an aesthetic that is both rustic and sophisticated. Consider the jewelry: Native American jewelry combining silver and turquoise, as well as other colorful gemstones, has become a pride of the American southwest. Primarily designed in the Navajo, Zuni and Hopi tradition, the often elaborate lapidary settings bedeck natives and gringos alike. Turquoise was long revered by the Pueblo and Navajo tribes before the Spanish introduced silver-smithing. Many native jewelers today infuse their tribal traditions with their own innovation and creativity, both honoring their past and pushing where the art of jewelry-making can go. Then there are the clothes. Santa Feans know instinctively that a flash of color against our majestic blue sky is the ultimate statement. Denim is always in style, as are breezy skirts and

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blouses. Adorned with accessories—concha belts, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, hats, hat bands, bolos, and jackets —and we’re ready for the opera, the bandstand or simply the grocery store. The delineations between “dress” and “casual” blur out West, but folks with Santa Fe flair enjoy distinction wherever they go. That’s not to say the rest of the state doesn’t share this artful aesthetic. Combining aspects of the Native American, Hispanic and Western frontier is a time-honored state tradition. From food to architecture, blending styles and fusing cultures is part of what makes New Mexico so unique. Pairing a classy evening dress with cowboy boots is completely acceptable, as is switching out a tie for a bolo. Felt cowboy hats keep the bright sun out of many a New Mexican’s eyes, and leather is always in season. New to our great state? Take a minute to look around. Appreciate the seamless weave of styles. Let the colors of the sky and landscape work their way into your wardrobe. Celebrate the distinct cultural traditions that have shaped our state by incorporating them into your dayto-day attire. Most of all, remember to walk in beauty, both literally and metaphorically. With each step, you’ll look good, and feel good too.

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CASA NOVA’S ANIMAL HOUSE Photos Caitlin Elizabeth

Situated in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic Railyard district, Casa Nova is a dynamic up-market shop highly regarded for its unique blend of art, craft and contemporary design. Perhaps best described as “New African,” the house style is urban, edgy and vibrant with echoes of traditional Africa.

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wner Natalie Fitz-Gerald likes to refer to her shop as a “visual feast.” Creating a medley of cultural fusion, she personally sources her stock from primarily African countries, though other regions of the world are also represented. “I was born in South Africa,” she notes, “and for many years I admired all the wonderful art being created in rural cooperatives. I knew I wanted to open a store one day and sell those exceptional products.” Fitz-Gerald’s co-conspirator is the ever-effervescent Nelly-Joy Irakoze, a Burundi native who previously ran a Santa Fe bed and breakfast. “The best thing about Casa Nova is the joy I feel when I walk in the door,” she says. “I am very fortunate to be part of this amazing gallery, and am happy to be surrounded every day by the unique art and craft Casa Nova offers. It brings me back home each time I enter Casa Nova!” The cornerstone of Casa Nova’s trading ethos is the support and nurturing of craftspeople and designers. Empowering artisans and artists, and thus creating sustainable employment, is an integral part of Casa Nova’s business ethos. To this end, Casa Nova assists with product development and design by

collaborating with local craftspeople. The result is innovative, finely-made work. Two such artisan groups are Projekt and Streetwires, which each create delightfully imaginative animal figurines. Projekt is a fairtrade initiative providing skills through workshops to its members who come from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Congo and South Africa. The project is based in Hout Bay, South Africa, where most of its craftswomen live in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement. Working with 100 percent cotton and linen, the group creates lively contemporary designs that retain a strong African feel. A favorite in Casa Nova is Projekt’s whimsical crocheted animals. Streetwires, based out of Cape Town, South Africa, was launched in 2000 with the aim of training and supporting those who may otherwise be jobless. Today, Streetwires employees over 100 men and women, exporting stunning handmade crafts to more the 15 countries globally, including Santa Fe’s own Casa Nova. The intricate wire sculptures and beadwork for which they are best known build upon traditional craftsmanship to create modern and aesthetically impressive accessories and ornaments. These and other initiatives whom Casa Nova helps support recognize and develop artistic ability and innovation, reviving the folk arts to become a bridge between traditional and contemporary. Fitz-Gerald also leads tours to Africa once a year, an insider’s tour for those interested in exploring the continent in depth. She infuses the experience with cultural and culinary forays, as well as with a hearty dose of adventure. Casa Nova by Natalie The Art of Living and Living With Art 530 S. Guadalupe St. 505.983.8558 CasaNovaGallery.com

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he word that comes to mind upon entering Earthfire Gems Gallery is “wonder.” From ornate gold and silver jewelry to fossils and minerals, the thousands of one-of-a-kind gems and curios from throughout the globe are enough to make one wander the store in wonder. Owner Forrest Broadley is a gemologist. He has searched the markets of India, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Brazil, East Africa, Australia and Burma for more than 45 years to bring together his eclectic oneof-a-kind collection. “I have gems from every gem-producing region in the world,” he states. The gemologist has been in Santa Fe for over 34 years, and has run Earthfire Gems since 1974.

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In addition to selling, Earthfire Gems is also a buyer. “I’m a secondary market for anything from grandmother’s jewelry, old coins, as well as gold, silver and platinum,” Broadley explains. For his knowledge and willingness to educate, Broadley is considered a resource in the gemstone community. He is also a film actor who goes by Forrest Fyre.

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Should you have a hankering to be filled with wonder, there’s no need to travel far and wide. Broadley is doing it for you: All you have to do is admire the wonders of the world within his store. Earthfire Gems Gallery 121 Galisteo St., Santa Fe 505.982.8750. EarthfireGems.com Tom Forrest Broadley Gemologist (GIA)

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Where Luxury Accessories Abound By Debbie Stone

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uality pre-owned luxury handbags and accessories are the name of the game at Real Deal Collection. The shop has earned a reputation for offering high-end designer brands at a fraction of retail price. “We have hundreds of awesome pieces,” says owner Corey Palmer, “And every item is guaranteed authentic—forever.”

Palmer, a longtime collector of vintage bags, got into the business because she wanted to prevent the circulation of counterfeits. “I got scammed before… there’s just so much smoke and mirrors out there,” she explains. “It’s upsetting, which led me to becoming an authenticator myself.” Palmer started Real Deal Collection in 2006, and has been going strong for over 10 years. “Everyone can wear accessories, no matter what dress size you are,” explains the luxury handbag aficionado. Palmer stay true to her store’s name: She offers the ‘real deal.’ The most popular brand at Real Deal Collection is Louis Vuitton, followed by beloved brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Gucci, Prada, Bottega Venetta and Céline. “Women just love these gorgeous classic designs,” Palmer asserts. In addition to handbags, the store offers luxury brand shoes, scarves, wallets, sunglasses, jewelry and luggage—all in gently used condition. Furthermore, Real Deal Collection buys, sells and trades bags and accessories, and thus is a great resource for someone looking to clean out their closet or turn their no-longerworn items into cash or trade for something fresh. Real Deal Collection 223 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe 505.795.5979 RealDealCollection.com TOP RIGHT: Corey Palmer

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t all started because I’m obsessed with my horse,” says Pamela Kellett of her whimsical horse-inspired designs and jewelry. “Having taken thousands of photos of my horse, I’ve often thought: How can I combine my passion for horses with my artistic endeavors?”

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my breath away every time I see him. If I can share that feeling, that’s what I’m going for.” A writer and artist by trade, Kellett jumped into the jewelrymaking business this past year after designing her signature motif: two horses entwined in the infinity sign. She relates how one afternoon after riding her horse, Tupelo Honey, she was sitting at her kitchen counter doodling a figure eight pattern. She recognized in the figure eight both a riding pattern and an infinity sign. She sums up: “It’s called infinity horse; it signifies to me how love of horse goes on forever.” The resulting sterling silver jewelry line features the infinity horse symbol in every piece. Each piece is made in-state with the wellrespected Santa Fe jeweler Michael Tatom. Cast in Ruidoso and assembled by either Kellett or Tatom, the line includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hatbands and chokers, as well as boot bracelets that can be wrapped around cowboy boots or bridal charms to dress up a beloved horse. Each piece may be special ordered with precious gemstones – such as sapphire, ruby or emerald – while others feature leather cord. The figure eight pattern in the design is a riding pattern, often used as a warm-up or cool-down. Kellett describes: “When I saw the suppling pattern and the infinity pattern overlaid together, I thought, ‘Ah ha!’ Tupelo is my muse; we’ve gone through a lot together. I felt the infinity was significant because that love goes on forever.” Tupelo Honey is Kellett’s first horse. She had previously been afraid of horses, but started riding on a dare. When she saw Tupelo’s face eight years ago, she recalls fireworks. Since then, her love for her horse has only grown. “I have an un-ending, undying love for the horse,” Kellett shares. “Tupelo literally takes

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Kellett finds her work doesn’t just speak to horse-lovers, but to anyone who loves animals. Her creations are available for order on Etsy or through her website, and can be special ordered with specific leather colors or precious stones. Birthstones are an especially popular addition to the design. “I sit and assemble everything, and people like that personal touch,” she explains. Each order comes with an accompanying tote bag with the infinity horse design. Charcoal colored caps with the design are also available for purchase. “I love the fluidity of the design and the way the finished pieces feel in my hand. They are steady and solid,” Kellett says. “People have told me they are comfortable to wear, and it’s such a unique design. I’ve never seen horses and the infinity symbol combined in such a way before.” Pamela Kellett Creations 505.919.9551 PamelaKellettCreations.com


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nspiring, uplifting and creating a sense of tranquility is a passion for brothers Hari Mander Jot Khalsa and Sat Gurumukh Khalsa. The Albuquerque natives run Sukhmani Designs and Sukhmani Home, located across the street from each other in the historic Nob Hill district.

The Khalsa family has a 40-year history in the jewelry business. The parents sold wholesale jewelry for over 30 years, including to the Smithsonian, before the family branched into retail in 2009. Sat Gurumukh originally opened the store with their sister, Sat Bachan Kaur. “Our family has always been known for offering unique and wonderful products,” describes Hari Mander Jot. Sukhmani Designs sources jewelry components from throughout the world, including India, Poland, Tibet, China, Nepal, Bali and Native communities across the United States. “We travel all over, finding unique and exquisite items,” explains Sat Gurumukh, whose particular talent for jewelry design was cultivated by their award-winning mother.

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Colorful, fresh, intricate and with attention to detail: these are words that come to mind when walking into Sukhmani Designs. Sat Gurumukh is not afraid to play with colors and textures—like pearls, turquoise or amber—and most pieces are one-of-a-kind. Men’s designs are carried alongside women’s, and custom orders are easily accommodated. Sat Gurumukh says people love simply spending time in Sukhmani: “Customers are always looking to take a piece of the store home with them. That’s part of what inspired us to open our home décor store.” When storefront space opened across the street about a year ago, the brothers were prompted to open a sister store. “Our family has had multiple houses—in Wyoming, here in New Mexico, in India and in Malaysia—so decorating has become a passion. We love creating spaces that are cozy and sacred,” relates Hari Mander Jot. A specialty of Sukhmani Home is repurposing architectural elements for functional use. For example, stylized and intricately carved archways common in Indian, Pakistan and Nepal are converted into sideboards or mantels. Not all pieces are repurposed; there are several antiques as well as newly manufactured items, although all predominantly derives from an old-world aesthetic. Every item is hand-selected by the brothers, and they source their items—including textiles, statuary and furniture—from throughout India, China, Tibet and Morocco. “Our décor works great in New Mexico, blending with the contemporary southwestern look,” says Hari Mander Jot. “If somebody is looking for a beautiful piece that pops, we have many unique items that help pull a room together.” The brothers’ pride themselves on customer service; they are happy to bring pieces to a customer’s house, and helping set up a space is no additional charge. “We like breaking bread with our clients. We want to know what inspires them.” Sukhmani translates to “perfect bliss,” an apt moniker to describe the feeling that the Khalsa family hopes each customer experiences. “We love helping people identify what is inspiring to them,” says Hari Mander Jot. Sat Gurumukh echoes: “We like to give people an uplifting experience.” Sukhmani Designs 105 Amherst Drive SE, Albuquerque 505.255.2883 www.SukhmaniDesigns.com Sukhmani Home 112 Amherst Drive SE, Albuquerque 505.255.2889 www.SukhmaniHome.com Main and Bottom Photos by Jennifer Lake Remaining photos by Gurusurya Photography STYLE

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Alleviating and Addressing Alzheimer’s By Emmaly Wiederholt

In May of this year, NBC News reported that Alzheimer’s disease has risen 55 percent in the past 15 years, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. While the rise is most likely due to a variety of factors, including the aging population of Baby Boomers and better diagnostic techniques, Alzheimer’s is nevertheless the sixth leading cause of death in the US. As there is no cure or medical treatment, it’s especially important to consider the ramifications of the disease on families and caregivers. Since 1983, the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has been giving people the tools and resources they need to cope.


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he Alzheimer’s Association was established in the early 80s as both an advocacy and support organization to raise awareness as well as help the caregivers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. The New Mexico Chapter is one of over 80 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States. Executive Director Gary Girón has been with the association for three years, and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. The native Santa Fean and mental health therapist says he lost his father five years ago to Alzheimer’s, and stresses how devastating the experience was. While the NM Chapter is a staff-run organization, it depends heavily on the work of its many volunteers. Several fundraising endeavors throughout the year allow for the organization’s services to continue free throughout the state. These endeavors include The Longest Day (a summer solstice fundraiser), the Dancing Stars Gala and The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2017, the NM Chapter will host five walks at its offices across the state: Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, 8/26), Farmington (Berg Park, 9/9), Albuquerque (Hoffmantown Church, 9/30), Las Cruces (Young Park, 10/7) and Roswell (Pioneer Park, 10/14). Caregivers themselves often suffer tenuous health outcomes because of the stressful demands Alzheimer’s brings. One of the most popular resources provided by the Alzheimer’s Association is a 24-7 hotline that is available to help problem-solve difficult situations that might come up. Another resource is the care consultation, in which the person diagnosed with the disease and the family are aided in building a plan of action. The NM Chapter’s best known service is caregiver education in the form of “The Savvy Caregiver” seven-week course or, in Spanish, “Cuidando Con Respeto.”

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Alzheimer’s disease is currently among the most expensive diseases to treat. In 2017, the direct costs to American society for caring for those with the disease will total an estimated $259 billion, with just under half of the costs borne by Medicare. This cost is projected to increase to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by 2050. Forbes Magazine published in March of this year that the costs of treating Alzheimer’s could bankrupt Medicare if left ignored. An underutilized resource provided by the NM Chapter is the Respite Reimbursement Program. The organization can provide a $300 a year respite reimbursement for in-home caregivers to have someone watch their loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, as well as a $1,000 once-ina-lifetime emergency respite reimbursement. “Although it’s not a lot, it’s a way for us to support caregivers and let them know it’s important to take a break and recharge,” emphasizes Girón. Girón explains how New Mexico faces specific challenges with regards to Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, 14 states are projected to have a 40 percent or greater growth in the total number of persons age 65 and older who are living with Alzheimer’s, and this includes New Mexico. Given our state’s large rural expanses, there are many areas that lack regular access to physicians and care. “Folks might be living without support,” warns Girón. “We need to build a healthcare system in New Mexico that is responsive to the needs of small communities around the state.”

IF WE CAN PROVIDE THE TOOLS TO ALLOW A FAMILY TO STAY TOGETHER AN EXTRA FEW YEARS, GIVING THEM A DECENT QUALITY OF LIFE AND AVOIDING INSTITUTIONALIZATION, THAT’S OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY

He continues: “If we can provide the tools to allow a family to stay together an extra few years, giving them a decent quality of life and avoiding institutionalization, that’s our highest priority. If we’ve given a family the best tools we can offer but the situation is still unmanageable, then we need to find appropriate placement outside of the home that still allows for the family to stay connected. The earlier we’re involved, the more resources we can provide.” Essentially, the NM Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association aims to help people around the state make the decisions about their care and their loved ones that makes most sense for them.

For more information, visit www.alz.org/NewMexico.

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Expert ADVICE

How Your Vision Changes as You Age

Risk of developing glaucoma increases each decade after age 40. If detected early, glaucoma can be controlled with medical treatment or surgery. AGING ALSO AFFECTS OVERALL EYE STRUCTURE Changes include: • Color Vision Loss • Pupil Shrinkage • Vitreous Detachment • Dry Eyes

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e are all aware of how physical strength wanes as we age. Not surprisingly, our eyes similarly decline with age. Specific age-related eye changes, such as cataracts or farsightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens in the eye, are perfectly normal and don’t signify a disease process. Millions, however, will experience more serious age-related eye diseases with far greater impact on their quality of life. WHEN DO AGE-RELATED VISION CHANGES BEGIN? Passing age 40 is typically a first trigger. You may begin to notice more difficulty focusing on close objects. The lens inside your eye is slowly hardening – presbyopia – resulting in loss of focusing ability. Many find they can compensate for this by simply holding their reading materials farther away from their eyes. Eventually, proper reading glasses, multifocal contact

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lenses or multifocal eyeglasses are the correct solution. Cataracts are quite common among seniors. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. About half of all 65-year-old Americans have some cataract formation. Closing into age 70 and beyond, that number jumps much higher. Luckily, modern cataract surgery is extremely safe and effective, so much so that 100 percent of vision loss due to cataract formation can usually be restored. AGE-CENTRIC EYE DISEASES • Diabetic Retinopathy • Macular Degeneration • Glaucoma Over 10 million Americans past age 40 have diabetes. Best estimates show that 40 percent have diabetic retinopathy at some level. Controlling the underlying diabetic condition in its early stages is the key to preventing vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a leading cause of blindness among seniors. There is no known cure for AMD although medical treatment may slow its progression.

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Retina cells, responsible for proper color vision, decline in sensitivity with aging. This causes colors to appear duller and with less contrast. Muscles which control pupil size and reaction to light weaken with age. This results in smaller and less responsive pupils. Due to this, people above age 60 require up to three times the ambient light as younger people for comfortable reading. Seniors are also more likely to be dazzled by bright sunlight and glare when emerging from a dimly lit building. With age, the gel-like vitreous inside of the eye begins to liquefy and pull away from the retina, causing “spots and floaters” and “flashes” of light. This condition, called vitreous detachment, is typically harmless, but floaters and flashes of light can signal the beginning of retinal detachment – a serious problem. Aging bodies produce fewer tears. This is especially true of postmenopausal women. Many experience burning or stinging. ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM Routine eye examinations are especially necessary for the elderly. Uncorrected vision problems may lead to falls and/or permanent vision loss. Call today to have a complete eye exam.


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ince 2009, AlluraDerm MD Med Spa has been the #1 provider of Fraxel® Laser skin resurfacing in New Mexico. Prior to Fraxel®, skin resurfacing lasers produced impressive results, but had a risk of infection and scarring. This conundrum led Harvard scientists to create Fraxel®—a safer alternative to improve, resurface and rejuvenate damaged and aged skin. “With robust science behind the technology and many peer-reviewed studies substantiating its safety and efficacy, AlluraDerm purchased and upgraded the Fraxel® laser to provide state-of-the-art treatments in skin resurfacing for our patients,” says AlluraDerm’s Dr. Lam. “Considered the gold standard non-ablative resurfacing laser in the industry, nearly a million patients and growing have been treated with Fraxel® to date.” In addition to its cutting-edge technology and sound safety profile, patients rave about their results from Fraxel®: “I had laser resurfacing done elsewhere, but I never got the results and pleasant experience I got at AlluraDerm. You guys are truly amazing!” “Fraxel® at AlluraDerm made me look years younger and now I love my face again!” “I never realized I could get rid of years’ worth of aging with a few treatments of Fraxel®. Having not only a caring but knowledgeable staff made every experience absolutely delightful!” “The real magic of any treatment stems from the operator,” Dr. Lam explains. “The Fraxel® experts at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa individualize every treatment to achieve the best results in the safest manner possible. At AlluraDerm, we take pride in what we do!” AlluraDerm now also offers the “baby” Fraxel®, Clear + Brilliant®. Often referred to as a “lunchtime laser,” Clear + Brilliant® can provide skin rejuvenation, improvement in tone, texture and pore size as well as address early signs of aging and existing sun and/or pigment issues with minimal post treatment social downtime.

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lluraDerm MD MedSpa, directed by Dr. Nicholas Lam, has been the top provider in New Mexico for Thermage® since 2013. “Not only do we have the most up-to-date equipment, but my expert staff is what sets us apart from other practices. We really care about our patients’ experiences and outcomes,” Dr. Lam shares. “That’s what makes AlluraDerm consistently number one, not only in Thermage®, but in other treatments and services as well.” Thermage® is a non-invasive tightening and contouring laser that provides results within six months, and those results can last for two to three years. Not only can Thermage® help tighten and contour the face, but it can address other areas such as arms, legs and abdomen. When asked why AlluraDerm MD Med Spa chose Thermage® over other technologies, Dr. Lam explains, “We want to do what is best for our patients. Having conducted and published many clinical trials myself, I constantly research techniques and devices that are evidence-based, not just hype or empty claims.” The staff at AlluraDerm, along with Dr. Lam, really love the benefits Thermage® provides patients. As we age, many of us struggle with sagging skin that makes us look older than we really are. Thermage® can rewind the hands of time and restore a level of tightness, while contouring areas of concern for lasting results—all without downtime. “To be able to address and improve multiple areas without surgery is incredible for patients seeking to tighten skin,” says Dr. Lam. “You can go back to work the next day without anyone knowing you’ve had anything done. Our expertly trained staff can conduct a complimentary consultation to help you determine if Thermage® is right for you.”

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ybella® and CoolSculpting® are two of the top market leaders in nonsurgical fat reduction in the United States. AlluraDerm MD Med Spa with Dr. Nicholas Lam is the top provider for both procedures in the state of New Mexico. Kybella® is the first and only FDA approved injection that can permanently reduce submental fat, improving the appearance of an undesirable double chin. Following Kybella® injections, patients have less submental fat after each treatment and can experience skin tightening and retraction, resulting in a trimmed and more defined jawline. Kybella® treatments are highly injector dependent, requiring high level of skill and precision to yield the best reductions with the most pleasing appearance at full results. Ranked as the top injector of Kybella® in the state, Dr. Lam has been touted as the “King of Kybella®” for consistently delivering exceptional post treatment outcomes again and again. CoolSculpting® is an FDA approved permanent fat reduction treatment to eliminate unwanted fat all over the body. It is the number one non-invasive fat reduction procedure in the United States, with over four million patients treated to date. Patients love that they can reduce unwanted bulges with no surgery or downtime. AlluraDerm’s top ranked CoolSculpting® specialists have been expertly helping patients achieve their fat reduction goals since 2011. Like Kybella®, CoolSculpting® is highly dependent on who administers the treatment; certification, experience and knowledge are paramount. FDA approved to treat flanks, abdomen, thighs (inner and outer), arms, bra bulge, back fat, banana rolls and submental fat, AlluraDerm’s elite CoolSculpting® specialists exclaim, “If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!” Call AlluraDerm today to schedule your complimentary consultation to see what CoolSculpting® can do for you! AlluraDerm MD Med Spa 9501 Paseo Del Norte NE, Suite B Albuquerque 505.821.9630 Alluraderm.com

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THE MONTECITO INVITES YOU TO

‘Live Well’ LIVING WELL is often described as an art and, as you age, it becomes increasingly important to maintain and strengthen that art. The Montecito Santa Fe calls itself ‘The Art of Santa Fe Senior Living,’ and it takes the moniker to heart. The independent and assisted living community (memory care to be added soon) prides itself on resort style senior living at its finest. 34

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picturesque back patio can accommodate up to 120, while the Oscar Wilde theater can seat up to 35 comfortably and is ideal for lectures or presentations. The Truman Capote Library is perfect for private luncheons, and the Starlight Lounge can be reserved as well. Several local non-profits have utilized The Montecito’s catering services, including the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the National Parkinson Foundation and Leadership Santa Fe. The Montecito boasts a 24 hour healthcare team. Its assisted living caregivers are available anytime day or night, and the director of nursing lives onsite. Also available are home health services for independent living residents who need a little extra assistance. Locals can also take advantage of The Montecito’s gym facilities. Private memberships to the fitness center are $45 a month. Other amenities include the billiards room, the Edward Scissor Hands Salon and The Montecito Spa, which offers massage, facial and reflexology sessions. A shuffle board court and putting green make for a great game on the back courtyard. “We want to invite the outside community in,” says Rachael Hemann, Montecito’s Community Relations Director. “We are a retirement community, but we’re open to the public. We’re part of the larger community, and we want people to enjoy coming here.”

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he 15 sprawling acres with mountain views are dotted with fragrant roses and sage. The community’s center island features a stunning sculpture park, with works by Mark White and Siri Hollander. White’s dancing kinetic piece surrounds two of Hollander’s famed horse sculptures.

Whether you’re a Montecito resident who has long taken advantage of the serene atmosphere and superior services, or a local senior who drops in a few times a week for lunch at Garbo’s and a workout at the gym, chances are you’re living well. The Montecito’s goal is once again accomplished.

While The Montecito certainly impresses at first glance, it is the inside that truly fulfills its promise of resort style senior living. Take, for instance, the Starlight Lounge and Garbo’s Restaurant. Both are open to the general public beyond Montecito residents, and a $2 club fee grants outsiders unlimited access to both Garbo’s and the Starlight Lounge for 30 days. The Starlight Lounge is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., and features live local entertainment including Half Broke Horses, Sand Andy Jazz Trio, The Jazzbians and Swing Set. Garbo’s is open every day for breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., lunch from 12 to 2 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. The relaxed atmosphere, great service and reasonable price point make it an ideal spot to wine and dine.

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Chef Arnold Arvizo brings to the table his training at Le Cordon Bleu and his experience as a chef at The Four Seasons in Scottsdale, AZ. He is known for delectable dinners ranging from American and Southwestern fare to occasional ethnic cuisine. Menus change seasonally, and lunch and dinner always feature day-to-day specials. Due to Garbo’s popularity, it’s a good idea to call ahead and make reservations. Chef Arvizo also caters events, and The Montecito can accommodate a variety of sized parties. The

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n Acequia Madre, there sits a house with both exquisite history and significant investment in the future. Built and occupied by Eva Scott Fényes, her daughter, Leonora Curtin, and granddaughter, Leonora Curtin Paloheimo, the influence of the Acequia Madre House and its goings-on has had momentous impact on Santa Fe for the past century. With the passing of Leonora Curtin Paloheimo in 1999, an analysis began of the property and legacy in order to determine appropriate future use. Born out of that analysis was the Women’s International Study Center (WISC).

Officially founded in 2013, WISC builds on the contributions of the three women of Acequia Madre House, advancing their work in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy through study and research, as well as through intergenerational, multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue. Gloria Zamora, president of the board and one of WISC’s founders, says, “We wanted to create programs that would honor the three women who owned the property, but we did not merely want to look to the past and the women’s contributions. Rather, we wanted their lives’ work to help shape the future of women.” ABOVE: 2016 WISC Fellows-in-Residence from Colombia

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WE NEED NEW MODELS AND SYSTEMS, MORE LONG-TERM THINKING, AND DEFINITIONS OF SUCCESS THAT GO BEYOND ECONOMIC GROWTH AND PROFIT. FEMALE LEADERS TYPICALLY BRING THESE CHARACTERISTICS AND VALUES TO THE TABLE. That investment in the future takes the shape of fellowships and symposia. Each year, 12 fellows are chosen from across the globe to stay at Acequia Madre House for one month, receiving a $1,000 stipend to put toward their area of study. WISC also hosts a symposium biennially, with at least two programs in the interim year. The symposia are usually comprised of a keynote speaker, panelists and breakout sessions over one and a half days. The first symposium in 2014 featured Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Subsequent symposia have discussed women in the arts and, most recently, “Women & Money.” One upcoming program, sponsored in part by the Finlandia Foundation on the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, is a conversation with Finland’s former president Tarja Halonen and Icelandic businesswoman and 2016 presidential candidate Halla Tómasdóttir, a previous WISC symposia speaker. “WISC has a relationship with the Finlandia Foundation and, coincidentally, we found that both President Halonen and Halla Tómasdóttir would be visiting the United States at the same time. The WISC board thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to present a discussion with these two Scandinavian female politicians,” explains Zamora. The public program will essentially be a discussion moderated by Willa Seldon (partner of San Francisco’s Bridgespan Group) between Tómasdóttir and President Halonen at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium on September 18th. A private reception and dinner will follow. “The two will talk about women in leadership and how women approach issues differently than men. Women tend to work more collegially and cooperatively, traits we need more of in government,” Zamora describes. President Tarja Halonen is a Finnish politician who served as the 11th and first female president of Finland from 2000 to 2012. She continues to serve as a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose TOP: Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at 2014 WISC event MIDDLE: Presentation at Acequia Madre House BOTTOM: Acequia Madre House


mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. Halla Tómasdóttir is a business leader and cofounder of Audur Capital, a financial services and private equity company that has been instrumental in rebuilding Iceland’s economy since its collapse in 2008. She was a member of the founding team of Reykjavík University in 1998, and announced her candidature for the presidency of Iceland in 2016. She received 27.9 percent of the vote, the second highest share. “We are confronting great challenges across the world, from human security and climate change to inequality and new technologies,” says Tómasdóttir. “More of the same will neither deliver adequate solutions nor lead us toward a sustainable future. We need diversity of thought and style, courage and creativity around the key decisions to bring about the changes we need to see. We need new models and systems, more long-term thinking, and definitions of success that go beyond economic growth and profit. Female leaders typically bring these characteristics and values to the table.”

“WISC board members strongly believe that diversity in age, ethnicity and gender in our audiences makes our conversations richer,” Zamora asserts. “To encourage participation by younger women, WISC makes scholarships available to all of our programs.” ‘A WISC Conversation: Leadership Values in a Changing World’ will take place at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium on Monday, September 18, 2017. Doors open at 5:40 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m.

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he Lensic stage became a sparkling enchanted forest—a luminous full moon floating high above the trees—at the nonprofit performing arts center’s fifth annual fundraising evening, Dinner Onstage at The Lensic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nearly 200 guests attended the June 24th gala, many dressed in whimsical costumes inspired by Shakespeare’s fantastic comedy. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails, dinner and a performance by aerialists from Wise Fool New Mexico. Later, a live auction featured adventures in exotic locales from Bali to Iceland and Tuscany. “The evening was a smashing success,” said gala chair and Lensic board member Lisa Barker. “Our sponsors and guests gave generously.” All proceeds support The Lensic and its performance, community, and education programs, which touch the lives of more than 14,000 students each year. TOP: Wise Fool New Mexico perfoms high above the crowd. BOTTOM: Costumed kids thank the guests for generously supporting Lensic education programs.

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When the COEN BROTHERS Come to Town By Christa Valdez

Santa Fe is no stranger to the western film genre. Since “Indian Day School”—the first-known motion picture documentary filmed in the area back in 1898—New Mexico has played host to hundreds of period films and series. From “Lonesome Dove” to “The Lone Ranger,” the feel and authenticity of a New Mexico western is unmatched. National and international audiences see the state’s scenic vistas in everything from slapstick comedies like “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and “The Ridiculous Six” to fabled western character portrayals in films like “Young Guns” and “The Magnificent Seven.” No matter the subgenre, the Land of Enchantment often finds itself playing a leading role in visually stunning movies.

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his past summer, Santa Fe garnered global headlines when it was announced that the capital city and surrounding area will play host to a six-part western anthology series by the Coen Brothers. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” will be the Brothers’ first foray into creating for the small screen. Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are globally known for their riveting motion pictures, including “Blood Simple,” “Raising Arizona,” “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and over a dozen other renowned movies. The Brothers’ legacy has woven its way through New Mexico before. When the famed directors/writers/ producers first brought their work to the state, they struck gold. Their New Mexico-made movie, “No Country for Old Men,” racked up an impressive four Academy Award wins in 2007. The brothers returned to the state with New Mexico film regulars Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon for 2010’s “True Grit.” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is an original work penned by the Coens. The anthology will follow six different storylines. Joel and Ethan will both produce and direct the project, which is being filmed in New Mexico through fall 2017. The production will employ approximately 200 New Mexico crew members, 15 New Mexico actors, and hundreds of New Mexico background talent, according to the New Mexico Film Office. “To have filmmakers with the distinction of the Coen Brothers return for a third time is a testament to the quality of our crews, our support services, our infrastructure, our communities and our significant work letting filmmakers know they’re welcome in New Mexico,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. Adding to the allure and mystique of this production is the George R.R. Martin connection. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” will partner with Martin’s newly formed Stagecoach Foundation Studio. The 30,000 sq. ft. former biotech space will house the Scruggs production throughout filming. “Our dream is to bring more jobs to the people of Santa Fe, and to help train the young people of the city for careers in the entertainment industry through internships, mentoring and education,” Martin said in a statement. Mayor of Santa Fe Javier Gonzales says it’s a “Giant step forward for our film economy.” Both the Scruggs production and the new Stagecoach Foundation are tremendous assets to the already booming New Mexico film industry. The Coen Brothers’ artistry and notoriety is sure to lend another gem to the state’s impressive production catalogue, and Martin’s continued investment in New Mexico talent is an unparalleled asset to the community. Main Image: Photo by Carol Skipwith Left: Joel and Ethan Coen Top: Stagecoach Foundation, photo by Cheyenne Powers Middle: Photo by Alex Rose Bottom: George RR Martin (R) with Alejandro Montoya at Santa Fe Screening, photo by Kiko Sanchez


Watercolour Double Dose Watercolour is one of those mediums wherein the artist is more of a magician than a painter; the seemingly simple process of combining paint and water belies the prodigious skill it takes to successfully render forms and ideas on cotton paper. Two such masters of watercolour are Charles Frizzell and Sandi Lear.

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hile Frizzell is recognized worldwide for his acrylic and oil paintings, he holds a special place in his heart for watercolours. His paintings focus on the vanishing way of life of the old West, and the tools people used in adapting to the land. His mystical images of Native Americans have been collected worldwide, as have his works of fantasy lands and mysterious figures.

light. In 2012, due to her affinity for photography, her partner convinced her to pick up a pencil and draw. In July of that year, she attended ArtEscape in Cairns, a workshop run by Mike Ferris—a celebrated architect and watercolourist. ‘Pride,’ the piece Lear produced as a result, won Best Emerging Artist that year. The experience sparked in Lear a passion, dedication and allconsuming love of the watercolour medium.

The Kentucky native graduated from Murray State University in 1967 with a B.S. in Fine Arts, and headed West soon after. “The western landscape, the indigenous peoples of the West, and the amazing high altitude light inspired a major shift in my imagery, which I continue to follow to this day,” Frizzell says. A member of the International Guild of Realism, Frizzell’s art is collected worldwide, and the list of honours and awards he has received in regional and national exhibitions are extensive.

Lear poetically describes the power of watercolour: “Water with colour—gorgeously organic, lusciously rich, no mixing, blending, matching—just beautiful 100 percent cotton, spritzed with clear, pure water, and stunningly transparent or granulating pure pigment. Allow to melt together, tilt and bend the paper, encourage the magic, add water.”

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Debuting in the US at The Longworth Gallery, Lear’s rapidly growing list of national prizes also includes one of her proudest moments: being awarded “Signature Member of Artists for Conservation,” which is the world’s leading group of artists supporting the environment.

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Frizzell and Lear will be in Santa Fe on Friday the 29th of September for The Longworth’s Gallery’s “Watercolour Double Dose,” a reception featuring an open wine bar, live music, hors d’oeuvres and, of course, the artists. Additionally, the two watercolour masters will paint side by side at the gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday the 29th, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday the 30th. “I love making art, and have followed that love throughout my entire life,” Frizzell shares. Lear similarly has a drive to create: “People are constantly telling me how hard it is, and I say, ‘Is it?’ I don’t know how hard it is, nobody told me!”

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A reception featuring an open wine bar, live music, hors d’oeuvres and, of course, the artists. The two watercolour masters will paint side by side at the gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday the 29th, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday the 30th.

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n artist for over 50 years, Ann Hosfeld’s distinctive botanical paintings, abstracts and wood sculpture will be showcased in a retrospective of her five-decade career on display September 1-30 at New Concept Gallery, which Hosfeld founded in 2007. Fifty percent of all proceeds from the exhibition will benefit New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA). Ann’s career as an artist began when she was accepted at Cooper Union Art School in NYC. After passing a rigorous testing process, she was offered a tuition-free education. There, she studied primarily with the secondgeneration Abstract Expressionists, including painter Charles Cajori and sculptor James Rosati. Later, she also studied under painters Wolf Kahn and Nathan Oliveira. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles, where she developed a unique artistic style influenced by the tropical plants of the southwestern US and Mexico. Her work expanded to incorporate the palette and plants of the high desert when she moved to Santa Fe in 1982.

Ann Hosfeld, Spider Forms, Acrylic on Canvas, 42” x 48”

Inspired by the talent she saw on display at NMSA’s annual Art Spring performance, Hosfeld decided that 50 percent of the proceeds from her retrospective would benefit the school. Tuition-free, and with admission by audition only, the mission of NMSA resonated with Ann and her experience at Cooper Union. “NMSA is influencing high school students in much the same way that Cooper Union influenced Ann,” explains Troy Buchleiter, New Concept’s assistant director. “It’s recognizing young people with talent, drive and passion, and then equipping them to pursue a career in the arts.” NMSA is currently raising funds to relocate their campus to the former Sanbusco market center Hosfeld’s opening reception is Friday, September 1 from 5 to 7p.m., and her retrospective exhibition will remain on display through September 30. New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe 505.795.7570 NewConceptGallery.com Ann Hosfeld, Una Pianta Rossa, Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 42”

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Featuring the work of: Pablita Velarde (1918-2006) Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Margarete Bagshaw (1964-2015) Original paintings, reproductions, bronzes, jewelry, books,and lots of 3D

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New Mexico is unique in that its history is its present: many of the traditions that once defined the area live on today. Nowhere celebrates this blur of past and present as seamlessly as New Mexico’s living history museum, El Rancho de Las Golondrinas.

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Goodman describes seasonal activities like making tortillas, crushing wine grapes, roasting chiles, stringing ristras and pressing cider, as well as shopping at vendors who sell New Mexico specific products. There’s always a craft for kids to partake in, like making harvest wreathes or cornhusk dolls, and all the mills and demonstrations—like baking bread in an horno oven or milling sorghum into molasses—are in full gear. “El Rancho de Las Golondrinas is a real place in history. With museums, you typically go to see the ‘real thing;’ with Las Golondrinas, you not only see the ‘real thing,’ you experience it too,” reflects Goodman. “Our Harvest Festival immerses visitors in the traditions and cultures of New Mexico in a way that feels familiar and fun, as a lot of these traditions are alive and well. Not only are we preserving our state’s history; we’re showcasing practices that continue to this day.” Locals can get involved beyond partaking in a day trip. Donations are always accepted, and volunteer opportunities abound, from being a costumed tour guide to administrative help. The ranch’s season is June through September, open Wednesdays through Sundays every week.

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nce located on El Camino Real—the royal road that extended from Mexico City to Santa Fe – El Rancho de Las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) was a place to exchange goods, as well as a reprieve for weary travelers en route to and from Santa Fe. Many of the original families still owned the property up until 1932, when the Curtain family purchased the entire premise during the Great Depression and ran it as a dairy farm. The daughter, Leonora Curtain, who was very influential in Santa Fe’s early art scene, married a Finnish consul, Y.A. Paloheimo. It was Paloheimo who saw the ranch’s potential. The Scandinavians started the concept of living history museums, so it wasn’t a huge leap for him to see that Las Golondrinas could be the perfect site for such a museum. After restoring existing buildings and erecting other period structures, Las Golondrinas formally opened in 1972, and has since been educating and inspiring students, families and tourists alike. Around 60,000 visitors a year delight in the opportunity to travel back in time to the days of Spanish Colonialism. Every fall, El Rancho de Las Golondrinas puts on the Harvest Festival—a chance to see the ranch in its full glory. Though usually occurring the first weekend in October, this year the Harvest Festival falls on September 30th and October 1st. “We create an immersive, fun environment for people to come have a great time,” describes Daniel Goodman, Interim Museum Director. “It’s one of our most popular events, and we utilize all of our resources and volunteers to pull it off.”


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Sazón has only been in Santa Fe for two years, but in that short time has achieved more in terms of food, service and ambiance than many establishments achieve in decades. Chef Fernando Olea, his business partners Lawrence and Suzanna Becerra, Debra Olea, and Sazón’s dedicated staff have recently been recognized with a coveted Four Diamond Award from AAA. The achievement ranks Sazón among the top two percent of restaurants nationwide.

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“There’s been a maturation process from everyone,” says Lawrence, as he reflects on Sazón’s tremendous past two years. “It’s like a sports team coming together; everyone knows what part they need to play in order to achieve Sazón’s vision.” One aspect of that vision is Chef Fernando’s innate hospitality. Already revered for his culinary prowess, he adds his personal touch by regularly coming out and introducing himself to diners. “I really make a point of spending time with our guests,” he says. “People always say, ‘Thanks for taking the time to come out and say hi to us.’” Lawrence adds: “It’s obvious to our patrons that Chef cares about their dining experience. That care translates to the staff, from the hostess to the servers. They pick up his vibe. We’re real sticklers for service; we focus on the details.” Chef Fernando has garnered a reputation far and wide. His signature Sopa de Amor has won many an award, and his bone

marrow plate and dulce sinfonia dessert continue to be popular among diners. “The cream of poblano soup with crabmeat and amaretto foam was the most indulgent and complex soup I’ve ever eaten. Beautiful and serene atmosphere. The service was attentive and the chef came by to check on us and make us feel welcome,” described one diner from New York. “Fantastic! Unbelievable combination of flavors and great presentation! Most original meal I have ever had,” said another from Houston. Guests can take Sazón home with them by purchasing any one of their jarred to-go products. In addition to the Mole Negro, Mole Coloradito and New Mexican Mole – which have been available for purchase online or in the restaurant for the past several months—Olea recently added three new moles to-go: Pipian Rojo, Mole Verde and Mole Blanco. There are also three new salsas: Jalapeno Verde, Morita (a small chipotle chile) and Tacuba (a Thai chile). All can be shipped nationwide.

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The Sazón experience begins the moment guests walk through the door; it’s ambiance is in part due to the vibrant and colorful artwork adorning the walls. Suzanna Becerra is responsible for the restaurant’s interior décor, and her bold vision makes for a stunning visual pairing with the menu. “My design for Sazón came easily, as I love many parts of Mexico,” she says. Sazón recently acquired several new works by Mexico City’s Julio de Rita, who is known for his enticing representations of the iconic Frida Kahlo. “The animation and energy of his work is very elevating,” Suzanna asserts. “We want every individual to take away not only a gastronomical experience, but an enriching one too.” Then there’s the touted wine, tequila and mezcal offerings. The extensive bar menu is comprised of 74 wines from throughout Europe and the Americas, with a reserve list highlighting the best of the best. Sazón also offers world-class tequila, mezcal and sotol, with flights and tastings available. “Mezcal is the fastest growing spirit in the world,” cites Lawrence, “and we have the most extensive mezcal collection in the state.” All this excellence has led to Sazón’s recent recognition by AAA. The Four Diamond Award is only presented to the top two percent of restaurants out of a sampling of 31,000 food establishments across the country. Sazón underwent an anonymous evaluation at some point in the past year, and in June received a letter with congratulations on its Four Diamond Award assessment. Sazón is now one of only three local establishments with the distinction.

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Additionally, Sazón has been recognized by Trip Advisor and Open Table. Lawrence stresses the value of receiving all three honors: while the Four Diamond Award is given by AAA—an institution comprised of industry experts—Trip Advisor and Open Table allow for client reviews, so recognition from all three demonstrates the well-roundedness of Sazón’s acclaim. “We want to be around for a long time,” Lawrence explains. “To do that, we continue to focus on service, food, presentation, ambiance and the overall experience.” Chef Fernando chimes in: “We make everyone who comes to dine at Sazón feel welcome, as if they are friends and family being welcomed into our home.” Sazón 221 Shelby St., Santa Fe 505.983.8604 www.SazonSantaFe.com

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The word ‘diner’ connotes comfort food and an extensive menu of options that are well-known and satisfying. Café Sonder takes that Americana concept and adds its own twist. “We’re the modern version of the traditional diner,” says owner Dan Razatos. “What we offer is healthy and organic, but it follows the diner concept that a whole group of people can go out to eat together, each can order something different, and all will leave fully satisfied.” 54

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or example, instead of the traditional diner pork chops with gravy and mashed potatoes, Café Sonder offers organic pork chops with braised cabbage and a German potato salad. “We’re trying to bridge the gap between meat and potato people, and more health-conscientious cooking,” Razatos explains. “You can get lamp chops or a veggie vegan burger.” The restaurant makes a concerted effort to source ingredients that are organic and sustainably farmed or ranched. All bread is made in-house (including a gluten free option), and Café Sonder proudly sources products from local producers, including Kyzer Farms, Mary’s Free Range Chicken, Sweet Grass Beef, Tucumcari Cheese, Anasazi Beans, Navajo Nation Beef, Bosque Farms, Sangre de Cristo Flour Co., La Montanita Co-op and the Santa Fe Farmers Market. The menu options span the gamut. Take, for instance, the Japanese Ochazuke Breakfast, served Saturdays and Sundays on the brunch menu. The unusual plate has pickled beets and onions on a bed of sticky rice with nori seaweed, grilled tofu and shitake mushrooms. However, on that same brunch menu is pork belly, served over a frisee salad. Two of Café Sonder’s noteworthy lunch sandwiches include the pastrami sandwich and the grilled ahi tuna sandwich. The pastrami is made in-house as part of an eight-day curing process. The flavorful ahi tuna sandwich comes with a spicy coleslaw on it. Dinner features a few out-of-the-box favorites, like the oxtail ragu fettuccine. Razatos describes the oxtail as so tender, it’s akin to roast beef. For traditionalists, the roast chicken is organic and free range, served alongside mashed potatoes and asparagus. For those who are gluten free or vegetarian/vegan, Café Sonder has no shortage of menu options to fit any diet. Most plates can simply be substituted with gluten free bread if there is a gluten component. For vegetarians and vegans, Razatos points to the vegan plate, a complete protein entrée, or the edamame pate sandwich, served with walnuts, red peppers, mint, cucumbers and arugula. Razatos, whose family also runs and owns the famed Plaza Café Downtown, emphasizes that the difference between the two establishments is Café Sonder’s emphasis on providing a fine farm-to-table dining experience in a casual environment. Razatos says that people often think of Café Sonder as a fine dining establishment because of the look and taste of the food, but that it’s actually more of a casual diner: “Our menu looks and tastes like it should be expensive, but it’s not.” Café Sonder 326 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe 505.982.9170 CafeSonder.com

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Fine Dining WITHOUT PRETENTION By Debbie Stone Photos Caitlin Elizabeth

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pening a new restaurant, especially in a town like Santa Fe, is no easy task. Competition is fierce within this city, which is highly regarded as a food lover’s paradise. However, Chef Mark Connell knows the culinary scene well, having worked at a number of famous establishments in Boston, Napa, Reno and Italy, as well as at noted local favorites including, most recently, Arroyo Vino. “I’ve cooked at a lot of places over the years,” says Connell, “and I finally decided it was time to do my own thing.” With that as his impetus, Connell opened State Capital Kitchen about a year and a half ago. He describes the food as “rustic with a contemporary edge,” and strives to create dishes that are familiar,

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THE MENU IS MEANT TO REPRESENT THE LANDSCAPE, AS WELL AS THE CHANGING SEASONS, WITH WARMTH, AUTHENTICITY, EXCITEMENT AND IMAGINATION

but with a unique twist. “I want to surprise people and give them a meal and an experience that is truly memorable,” he explains. Connell uses all his own recipes, and sources ingredients from sustainable fisheries, small farms and ranches, as well as from the wild. The menu is meant to represent the landscape, as well as the changing seasons, with “warmth, authenticity, excitement and imagination.” Popular items include Pan Roasted Poussin with chanterelles and cornbread, Suckling Pig Three Ways, and Seamless Ricotta Ravioli, accompanied by tomato consommé and foraged dandelion greens. “I pick the greens myself to put in the consommé,” comments Connell. “They add a nice bitterness to it.” Other entrees feature red snapper, NY strip steak and mussels, along with several innovative greens like the Stone Fruit Salad with elderflower vin and hibiscus panna cotta. Asparagus aficionados will enjoy the veggie in soup form, as well as in frites, which they can dip into Hollandaise sauce. Connell also offers a Chef’s fivecourse tasting menu with a vegetarian option available. And, of course, there are libations, with a wine list that’s notable.

range from eggs Benedict and bagel melts to pancakes, omelets and a breakfast quesadilla. The latter is one of Connell’s specialties. “I make the cheese crispy,” he explains, “and that makes all the difference.” Both locals and tourists have embraced the restaurant, and even celebs are touting the food. They also note its charming ambiance. “This is a place where you are going to get fine dining without pretension,” describes Connell. “The food is high-end and creative, but you can come in here and be super casual or dressed up; it doesn’t matter. I just want guests to feel comfortable.” In addition to State Capital Kitchen, Connell also operates Gnar Chow, a food truck. Over the summer, it was parked out at HIPICO for the equestrian competitions but, according to Connell, the plan is for the truck to be based in Los Alamos come fall.

New for the restaurant, which has focused solely on dinner, is weekend brunch. “Brunch is popular in this town, and there’s just not enough good options here,” says Connell. Offerings

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PERFECT Pairing When planning a holiday party or get-together, choosing the best wine can be a difficult decision. Laurie Catizone, Hilton Buffalo Thunder’s restaurant manager, is a certified sommelier with extensive industry knowledge. She gives some helpful tips for pairing wine with popular seasonal dishes.

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or a wine that suits most palates, Catizone recommends a pinot noir. The lighter red wine is known for pairing well with turkey, as well as being a universal favorite. Should your event have appetizers or hors d’oeuvres, she suggests serving sparkling wine to help get guests in a festive mood. Catizone says sommeliers used to be very specific about which wines paired with which dishes though, while some still holds true, she says the best rule of thumb is simply picking a wine you like. “Ask yourself first if you enjoy the taste of the wine with the food,” she posits. However, pairing a lighter wine with a lighter dish, and vice versa, is a good criterion. A summery salad doesn’t normally pair well with a heavy cabernet, but when dishes are heavier and more seasoned, a complex

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red wine is generally the best compliment. Serving white wine in winter isn’t always a no-no; full-bodied chardonnays or dry rieslings, for instance, are commonly enjoyed year around. At the end of the day, Catizone says it comes down to preference. If you don’t know where to start, Catizone suggests just trying different wines with different dishes. “Discover what your palate is drawn to,” she emphasizes. “Wine pairing is best done when you can taste each bite alongside each sip.” Let Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder’s Red Sage Restaurant help pair wine with your next meal or host your holiday celebration. Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe 505.455.5555 www.HiltonBuffaloThunder.com

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The TeahouseMORE THAN JUST TEA By Debbie Stone Photos Caitlin Elizabeth

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f you’re a local, you’ve probably been to The Teahouse at the top of Canyon Road numerous times. This Santa Fe gem has long been popular for its extensive tea selection. But, those in the know now frequent this charming establishment for more than its special libations. They go for the food, which is fresh, seasonal, locally sourced when possible, and made to order, as well as reasonably priced. The Teahouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with options to dine inside the quaint adobe house or al fresco on the patio with its lovely courtyard.

It’s no surprise that Freedman, who studied cooking in Italy, went with an Italian inspired dinner menu. Entrees include such items as lasagna Bolognese, eggplant parmigiana, Italianstyle meatloaf, spicy Italian sausage and pesto lasagna, and Italian chicken pot pie. The latter is a classic favorite with a twist - a polenta and parmigiana topping. “We also have a slow cooked dish of the day—a stew or braised dish,” adds Freedman. “And then there’s our house-made desserts, like tiramisu, strawberry shortcake, gingerbread, and key lime pie.”

“We started serving dinner some time ago,” says owner Rich Freedman. “When I purchased The Teahouse five years ago, I wanted to add great food to the menu. It’s such a great location – I thought it would be nice to offer customers more than just tea.”

The Teahouse also offers a nice variety of wines, as well as beer and cider, and will do pairings with any of its food items. Freedman is happy that the restaurant attracts many of the tourists who are exploring the galleries and shops on

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Canyon Road, but he is most grateful for the loyal following it has in the local community. “We have dedicated regulars,” he explains, “who have been coming to The Teahouse for years. We understand that they have a lot of choices and really appreciate that they choose to dine with us.” With the warm weather, diners have been flocking to the restaurant’s patio to enjoy meals in the peaceful setting. It’s an oasis with beautiful fruit trees—some over 70 years old—that help give the impression you are far from the crowd, despite being just off of the ever-bustling Canyon Road. The ambiance is captivating. The Teahouse 821 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe 505.992.0972 TeahouseSantaFe.com


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intage 423, located in Albuquerque’s northeast heights, believes in transforming each guests’ day through fresh, high quality flavors and genuine hospitality. Everything is made from scratch, and 95 percent of the menu is gluten free. Executive chef Rafael Zamora has been at Vintage 423 for almost four years. “He’s very creative; his dishes are visually very pretty, like a piece of art,” praises general manager Chris Vasilion. Ingredients are often sourced locally, especially produce and, of course, the green chile. Favorites include the Chilean seabass as well as the ribeye steak, fillets and swordfish. The restaurant opened a new rooftop patio in June, which seats 65 and can accommodate up to 100 with its standing room bar. It boasts stunning views of the Sandia Mountains and the entire Albuquerque metropolitan area, especially at sunset. The private dining room for banquets and functions can seat and serve up to 40 people or, for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, up to 80. The room includes a private bar, and is thus ideal for parties, receptions and corporate events, especially with the approaching holidays. Vintage 423 prides itself on making all its drinks from scratch. “We don’t use any bottled syrups, and we infuse a lot of our drinks with fresh fruit,” says Vasilion. The restaurant is known for its craft cocktails; both the indoor bar/lounge and rooftop patio have specialty cocktail menus. The restaurant is one of the only in New Mexico to use a woodchip fueled smoke-box to infuse cocktails with a smoky aroma. Other creative inhouse infusions include cucumber Patron, banana Maker’s Mark and blueberry Absolute Vodka. “We have a great atmosphere, very contemporary,” describes Vasilion. “It’s a big city feel, and we’re putting out some delicious food and drinks to be enjoyed alongside our stunning view. It’s a really unique spot.” Vintage 423 8000 Paseo Del Norte, Suite A1 Albuquerque 505.821.1918 www.vintage-423.com


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The best designs marry form and function, and no company knows that better than Samuel Design Group. The highly sought-after and award-winning Santa Fe design firm has been creating interiors that are both stunning and functional for nearly 20 years.

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rom high-end residential to commercial and hospitality, owner Lisa Samuel and her team know how to effectively communicate and work alongside each client, routinely creating spaces that support the end user. “It’s more than just the look of the place or the functionality that’s important,” explains Samuel. “It’s ultimately a feeling we want our clients to have when they’re in the space.” Samuel—a Santa Fe native—heralds from an extensive background in architecture, lighting and interior design. She takes pride in serving as a mentor to up-and-coming designers,

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helping each develop their skill, eye and intuition to become the best they can be. She considers mentorship an important part of her mission. One of her three designers, Greg Purdy, has been honing his eye during his past five years with Samuel Design Group. He previously worked for 25 years in high-end showrooms in California before transitioning into interior design after moving to Santa Fe. “My personal aesthetic continues to evolve and change,” says Purdy. “When I first moved to New Mexico, I was enamored

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A recent project of a historic home on East Palace Avenue is a model of Purdy’s evolved aesthetic. The property was nearly destroyed by fire and sat abandoned for some time. Because of its location in the contributing historic area of town, the couple who acquired the home saw it as a dream opportunity. “The clients had an idea of what they wanted, but needed someone to give them guidance,” explains Purdy. He describes how he was brought into the process when the home was still dirt floors and exposed bricks; Purdy was involved with everything from tile layout to placement and selection of lighting fixtures and furniture. The finished home is quiet and contemporary. Bronze fixtures and

black and white coloring make for stunning and clean décor. “It’s about presenting the client with more than they expect,” reflects Purdy. “I learned that from Lisa. Anybody can decorate, but I love pushing the envelope and giving clients options they never thought of.” For example, in the East Palace home, Purdy suggested recessed niches in the walls to hide the cords of the suspended televisions. The finished effect is tidy and efficient. It’s also worth noting Purdy’s skill in landscape design. The master gardener and bonsai artist says the exterior is an extension of the interior. He enjoys building upon the natural landscape to create living art.

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with the architecture and textures of the Southwest but, having lived here for 12 years, I’ve grown to appreciate cleaner, simpler and more quiet textures and colors.”

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New Mexico gets over 300 days of sunshine a year. Especially at our high altitudes, getting a little relief in the form of shade can go a long way. Santa Fe Awning provides much-desired shade by way of artful yet functional shade sails. A great accent to homes and gardens due to their colors and shapes, one woman once described them as “geometric flying structures.”

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omprised of commercialgrade mesh fabric, shade sails block 90 percent of UV radiation. Moisture, light and air pass through, so plants do just fine under a shade, while simultaneously protecting from the sun’s harmful rays. The most important consideration is how the sun moves over a patio, garden or pool during the day. By defining hot spots (those areas which receive the greatest sun) and cooler spots (those which require some shade but not full coverage), well-placed shades can

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mitigate direct sun while still allowing for precipitation or a cooling breeze. A savvy homeowner might incorporate several shade sails by overlapping their positions, mounting them at different heights, introducing more than one color in a field of sails, or cutting them in a variety of shapes for greatest artistic effect and coverage. By cutting the fabric on the bias, a finished shade sail curves along it’s sides with graceful arching. And while various triangles are pleasing, even rectangles, trapezoids or kite-like shapes can result in dramatic coverage.

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Depending on the design, shade sails are attached to anchors on a house or independent posts. As each sail is custom built, the number of attachments can vary from three to six points. Colors range the gamut from neutral to bright; Santa Fe Awning has over a dozen options. One customer combined red, off-white and aquateal over her swimming pool. The combinations of colors and shapes are virtually endless. “Some people come in and say, ‘I love the shade sails—they’re so artful and creative, but I don’t know if bright color is my thing.’ Those people opt for more neutral colors instead. Other people go bold; one client put up 12 yellow shade sails around the house,” relates manager Sara Talachy. Shade sails routinely go up in the spring and are taken down late fall, as the sails cannot hold snow load. However, this extends the 10-year warranty of the fabric, as well as allows for solar gain. While some customers request Santa Fe Awning’s assistance taking them down, others prefer to do the job themselves. Although shade sails can readily be ordered online, not all are built to withstand wind. Santa Fe Awning’s sails perimeter webbing can withstand 6,000 lbs of strength through the use of heavy D-rings which secure the sails to their posts, as well as two-inch seat belt webbing around the perimeter of each sail. In a place like New Mexico that has over 150 windy days a year, proper wind design is a must. Custom-designed shade sails ensure you can enjoy your outdoor living space with the help of a durable, functional and attractive shade sail. Staying cool in the shade has never been easier, nor as artful! Santa Fe Awning 28 Bisbee Court Ste. B-7, Santa Fe 866.989.8678 SantaFeAwning.com

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Good Design is Livable Design Shopping for furniture, redecorating a room, or even remodeling a home can be a daunting task. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which are quality made products, much less find the perfect blend of comfort and style. Santa Fe Home prides itself on making the process easier, even fun!

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cott and Mary Patten opened Santa Fe Home in December 2015. After spending 40 plus years in the furniture and design industry in New Hampshire, they permanently relocated to sunny Santa Fe a little over two years ago. Santa Fe Home carries mid to high-end furniture, as well as upholstery, lighting, wall hangings, rugs and bedding. Additionally, they offer interior design consultation and services. Santa Fe Home enjoys strong relationships with a number of reputable manufacturers, like Lee Industries, which prides itself on having the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification a manufacturer can attain. Santa Fe Home also carries Century Furniture—an established and revered American furniture company—as well as Lillian August, Hickoy White, Hancock and Moore, and Robin Bruce, all of which are Eastern based companies. Since moving to Santa Fe, the Pattens have extended their business relationships to include Burton James and Eleanor Rigby, two Western lines. For many of these manufacturers, Santa Fe Home is the exclusive carrier of their products in the state of New Mexico. “We require all of our upholstery products be American made,” Mary explains. “The quality of the construction and the foam used in the cushions are key considerations.” In fact, Santa Fe Home does its best to carry mainly American-made furniture, though some case goods are imported from South America and Italy. “Quality is what’s most important,” Mary asserts. Beyond running the story with her husband, Mary is a designer with decades of experience. Along with fellow designer Kim McIntosh, Mary offers free in-store consultations to customers. Beyond helping you select your upholstery or bedding, Santa Fe Home can also provide full on-site design services. Mary and Kim are trained to work alongside architects and builders to achieve fullscale remodels, including lighting, tile and plumbing. Whether it’s a complete renovation or a simple room makeover, Santa Fe Home can pull your design project together. “The most important thing is that the designer with whom you’re working pays close attention to what you’re saying,” Mary counsels. “In the end, it’s not about your designer’s preferences. It’s your home.” Mary describes how she was once asked about her design signature, and she replied she hopes she doesn’t have one. “Good design is livable design. It’s not just about the material composition and aesthetic; good design should be comfortable and satisfying.” Santa Fe Home prides itself on accommodating most any approach or budget. Mary says she and Scott spend a majority of their time following up with customers. “For some folks, I think buying furniture can be daunting. We try to make that process easier. Our goal is to offer the finest design and furnishings available.” Santa Fe Home 530 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe 505.930.5956 www.santafehomellc.com

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he first thing you notice when you walk into Linson’s Design Source is its vast showroom. Design samples are everywhere, from window coverings and upholstery, to bedding and furniture. “We carry over 450 lines of interior and exterior fabrics,” says owner Lupie Linson, “which gives us the distinction of being the largest fabric supplier in New Mexico.” She adds, “People are always very surprised at our extensive selection. And chances are, if they don’t see it here, we can get whatever’s out there for them.”

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Linson, who runs the company with her husband Chris, has been in the design business for 39 years. “Chris got started as an upholsterer, and then we began manufacturing our own furniture, which we’ve shipped all over the world,” explains Linson. “We eventually expanded to include window treatments—blinds, shades, curtains, valances, swags—and bedding. We have our own drapery and upholstery workrooms, so everything is made onsite, which is a real plus for us, as well as for the customer.” Additionally, Linson is a major Hunter Douglas dealer.

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WE TAKE THE TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE NEED AND WHAT THEY REALLY WANT The store, a fixture off Cerillos Road, serves Santa Fe and the surrounding area, though its reputation exceeds the local region. “Our reputation is farreaching,” adds Linson, “as we have clients from all over the country.” More than a phenomenal selection of great products, Linson’s is known for its professional services and for its long-term commitment to the community. The company works with interior designers, as well as directly with customers, on both residential and corporate projects. “We have a positive attitude with each of our customers, no matter the size of the project,” explains Linson. “And we love our work because each job is different and creative in its own special way.” Customers often remark on how happy Linson and her staff are, including their installers. They also note how much they appreciate the personal “counseling” they receive when it comes to selecting the right products. “We take the time to find out what people need and what they really want,” says Linson. “It’s important to know how and where the product is going to be used—are there going to be kids around? Do they entertain a lot? Does the product need to give more light? More insulation? Softening?”

Linson emphasizes that she won’t let a customer buy something that is not going to meet their needs: “We don’t let people make mistakes.” Word-ofmouth has primarily been responsible for spreading Linson’s reputation for exceptional quality and service. The company has many repeat clients and serves generations of families. “We are very grateful for the business,” acknowledges Linson, “as it is the reason we have had staying power all these years.” Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of window fashions With Hunter Douglas an economy, array of fabrics, textures and colors.store Contact us is with the healthyintoday. the window Currently, fashions, the We’re the Hunter Douglas experts, guiding you possibilities are endless. in the selections that’ll make your home even more busier than ever, and Linson admits she probably beautiful––whatever your style. measures around 200 windows a week. “We do a lot of in-home consultations too,” she says. “No matter Linson's Design Source Cerrillos Rdneeds will how busy we are, our customers and1305 their T-F: 10:00-5:00 Sat: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm always come first.” S-M: Closed

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Real Estate Market Insights Homes for Sale 2Q17

-1.2%

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249 180 228

3Q16

253

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The number of Luxury homes for sale swells by 25% - 35% during the summer months demonstrating the market perception of many sellers . . . however the number of sales during this time increases far less. Makes one rethink what time of year is the best to sell.

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he following statistics compare Santa Fe Luxury real estate market (properties over $1,000,000) 2nd Quarter of 2017 with the 2nd Quarter of 2016. Activity is up significantly and prices are showing improvement. While many other luxury markets are showing signs of slowing down, our market is the picture of stability. DBarker@SantaFeRealEstate.com LBarker@SantaFeRealEstate.com 505 992 3563 505 490 2626

530 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe • 505 982 9836 • SantaFeRealEstate.com


The Santa Fe Luxury Real Estate Market Luxury Sales

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4Q16

39

3Q16

15.8%

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The Santa Fe Luxury real estate market is at a record setting pace in terms of transactions closed with a strong gain of over 33% from the first quarter of 2017. While comparisons over short time periods can show greater fluctuations, year over year stats show a strong increase of 15%.

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When one looks at the annual statistics here, there is real stability and remarkably little change for the past 3 years.

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$399

One would think with the improving market that we’d see greater gains in the average price per square foot in the Luxury Market but that is not the case. Sales of older dated homes are flat and buyers seeking high quality and unique features & design are building at a much higher price per square foot. New construction is up in this category and very little of that is included in these numbers.

Luxury Days on Market 2Q17

$381

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27

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33%

2Q17

40

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3.7%

Median

$1,438,000 $1,248,000 $1,584,000

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$1,350,000

4Q16

$1,351,000 $1,229,000 $1,364,000

3Q16

$1,195,000

2Q16

$1,334,000 $1,203,000

We are starting to see this increase slowly because we are seeing an increase in Luxury sales over $2,000,000, moving both the average and median price up.

So far in 2017 we have seen growth in the luxury market returning to parity before the recession. Homes with unique features or new construction are demanding higher prices, while dated homes are once again finding buyers to breathe in a second life. Conservatively speaking, it’s a safe time to make a move, with good opportunities still to be found.

For real-time neighborhood specific data & statistics, visit SantaFeRealEstate.com/Market-Insights *Data source: All information contained herein is derived from the Santa Fe MLS and is believed to be accurate.

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1303 Camino Corrales 92 Avenida de las Casas

OFFERED AT: $3,450,000 INQUIRIES: 505 577 5273 ASSOCIATE: Mark Banham

OFFERED AT: $2,850,000 INQUIRIES: 505 577 7800 ASSOCIATE: Pamela Preston

59 Tesuque Ridge

OFFERED AT: $2,250,000 OFFERED AT: $1,650,000 INQUIRIES: 505 577 5997 INQUIRIES: 505 455 8880 ASSOCIATES: Gary R. Hall + ASSOCIATES: Grant Alexander + Meleah Artley Stephanie Duran

20 Apache Trail

12 La Vega

OFFERED AT: $1,110,000 INQUIRIES: 505 660 5170 ASSOCIATE: Robin Zollinger

OFFERED AT: $1,250,000 INQUIRIES: 505 204 2491 ASSOCIATE: Stephanie Duran

73 Thundercloud

7 Lilac Circle

OFFERED AT: $945,000 INQUIRIES: 505 603 1494 ASSOCIATE: Georgette Romero

1301 Canyon Road

OFFERED AT: $940,000 INQUIRIES: 505 577 5909 ASSOCIATE: Tami Acker

152 S. Armijo Lane, B

530 S. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 505 982 9836 • SantaFeRealEstate.com 2317 Wilderness Heights

OFFERED AT: $995,000 INQUIRIES: 505 470 4348 ASSOCIATE: Tom Matthews

624 E. Alameda, 15 & 16

OFFERED AT: $995,000 INQUIRIES: 505 470 1098 ASSOCIATE: Laura Lichtenstein

OFFERED AT: $1,198,000 INQUIRIES: 505 670 8201 ASSOCIATE: Michael D’Alfonso

100 Pedregal Place

OFFERED AT: $1,175,000 INQUIRIES: 505 690 7333 ASSOCIATE: J.C. Linson


21 E. Golden Eagle

OFFERED AT: $935,000 INQUIRIES: 505 690 6826 ASSOCIATE: Cav Merchant

758 Ridge Canyon

OFFERED AT: $925,000 INQUIRIES: 505 930 9102 ASSOCIATE: Coleen Dearing

1020 Bishops Lodge Rd

OFFERED AT: $895,000 OFFERED AT: $799,000 INQUIRIES: 505 660 6008 INQUIRIES: 505 455 8750 ASSOCIATES: Carol Hawkins + ASSOCIATE: Natalie Rivera Benavent Stephanie Duran

50 County Road 240

54 Churchill Rd

OFFERED AT: $775,000 INQUIRIES: 505 470 2081 ASSOCIATE: Barbara Graham

OFFERED AT: $789,000 INQUIRIES: 505 699 7835 ASSOCIATE: Kathy De La Torre

7 Calle Belicia

188 Calle Galisteo

OFFERED AT: $675,000 INQUIRIES: 505 577 5909 ASSOCIATE: Tami Acker

124 Elena St

OFFERED AT: $549,500 INQUIRIES: 505 660 3610 ASSOCIATE: Jody Lusk

998 Acequia Madre

530 S. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 505 982 9836 • SantaFeRealEstate.com 815 E. Alameda, #3

OFFERED AT: $475,000 INQUIRIES: 505 231 1528 ASSOCIATE: Spencer Ralston

2247 Calle Cacique

OFFERED AT: $469,000 INQUIRIES: 505 577 5997 ASSOCIATE: Anne Driscoll

OFFERED AT: $725,000 INQUIRIES: 505 690 8682 ASSOCIATE: Nancy Avedisian

1571 Kachina Ridge

OFFERED AT: $400,000 INQUIRIES: 505 670 1229 ASSOCIATE: Patricia Love


“Key local companies are making moves in the commercial market, and others are following suit. Prices may not be appreciating substantially, but confidence in the market is growing, along with transaction volume.”

– Ben Mohr associate broker 505 455 8686 | Ben@SantaFeRealEstate.com

“Our minimal and available inventory for sale in Santa Fe proper has brought about what seems like a feeding frenzy and that is great for sellers looking at putting their homes on the market. Prices between $250,000 and $500,000 are highly sought after with hidden gems still yet to be found.”

– Ernie Zapata associate broker 505 470 7314 | EZapata@SantaFeRealEstate.com

530 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe • 505 982 9836 • SantaFeRealEstate.com


“The right home loan will help you build wealth and set you up for financial success. It is my mission to find the right loan for every family. Call me for an extraordinary experience.”

– Randall Montoya CMG Financial | Loan Officer, NMLS# 198143 505 238 1800 | rmontoya@cmgfi.com

“Santa Fe’s core Historic Eastside has returned to parity with the years prior to the recession. The builders are back to new construction of custom and spec homes on very special lots in this walking part of Santa Fe.” The listings that are premium properties in this area are generating multiple showings and offers.”

– Gary R. Hall + Meleah Artley associate brokers 505 920 0900 HallArtley@SantaFeRealEstate.com

For real-time neighborhood specific data & statistics, visit SantaFeRealEstate.com/Market-Insights

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Purchasing PEACE OF MIND

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hen your business, professional and private interests expand, your risks increase. And, as those interests start to overlap, the stakes become even higher. Suddenly, you’re dealing with complex issues that require the assistance of seasoned experts. HUB International identifies, assesses and manages the unique set of risks that come with a high net worth. The highly trained and experienced insurance professionals specialize in providing customized risk management solutions. HUB International was born in 1998 with the merger of 11 privately held insurance brokerages. That number has grown to a network of more than 400 integrated brokerages across North America. Today, HUB is one of the largest insurance brokers in the world, and represents a broad, deep, one-of-a-kind aggregation of insurance entrepreneurs. Your home is probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make. And it’s not just an investment—it’s the hub of your everyday life. That’s why you need to protect your home against threats that can change everything in the blink of an eye. When something

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happens to your home or possessions, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’ll replace what’s been lost. With comprehensive homeowner’s insurance, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your property and its contents are protected. Many homeowner’s insurance policies don’t provide adequate coverage in the event of a complete loss. You want to be sure that your policy provides compensation for: •

Reconstruction costs if your home is destroyed or seriously damaged

Living expenses (such as hotels and meals) if you are temporarily unable to live in your home due to a disaster

Coverage for replacement of jewelry, art or other valuables if stolen, lost or destroyed (You may want to purchase additional coverage depending on the value of your possessions.)

Liability coverage if you are sued for accidental injury or property damage

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Whether you have precious family heirlooms, jewelry or high-value paintings, antiques or sports memorabilia, a standard homeowner’s insurance policy will not provide adequate coverage for your most treasured and valuable possessions. In fact, a standard homeowner’s policy provides limited coverage for such items— just a few thousand dollars, typically—and that’s after your deductible. Unique and valuable collections or cherished jewelry items require a special kind of safety net. Scheduling items in your insurance policy is one of the best ways to protect you and your possessions against losses due to accident, theft, fire, shipping and loaning, natural disasters and more.

Linda Byford Santa Fe 505.992.1864 linda.byford@hubinternational.com

Many collectors do not secure proper coverage for their heirlooms or passionate investments. Too often, they over-insure against minor risks and under-insure against major ones. HUB International understands how to best insure valued collections, and can advise you about a supplementary policy—or valueditems rider—that covers your belongings worldwide, including during transit and shipping. Then, when an object is lost, stolen or damaged, its monetary value will be covered.

HUB International is uniquely equipped to deal with the concerns of clients with high net worth. Robin Schritter (in Albuquerque) and Linda Byford (in Santa Fe) are currently the only two insurance brokers in New Mexico with the Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA) certificate from PRMA (Private Risk Management Association). Additionally, brokers Vivian Austin and Sandy Caporale (both in Albuquerque) come with years of experience finding the perfect insurance solutions.

It’s also vitally important to keep your fine arts and jewelry insurance policies and your appraisals updated. If you add items to your collection, make sure to update your coverage.

Robin Schritter Albuquerque 505.828.4085 robin.schritter@hubinternational.com

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Sandy Caporale

Vivian Austin

Albuquerque 505.828.4088 sandy.caporale@hubinternational.com

Albuquerque 505-828-4102 vivian.austin@hubinternational.com

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Expert ADVICE

Commonly Asked Questions About Mattresses

Mary Domito and Sharon Scott Owners

Sleep & Dream Luxury Bed Store 510 West Cordova Rd. 505.988.9195 MySleepandDream.com

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lthough most of the big-name brand mattresses sold in the chain stores carry 10-year warranties, the mattress chains and manufacturers are recommending in mass marketing campaigns to “Replace Every Eight,” as a customer’s mattress may no longer be comfortable even though it is still in warranty. All the major brands primarily use layers of poly-foams, which begin to break down after a few years. Even so-called luxury mattress brands, which can top $5,000 and that are carried by the big chains, are comprised mostly of layers of foam, leading many customers to complain of sagging after only a few years of use.

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This is one of the main reasons we founded Sleep & Dream. We knew there were mattresses still being made with high quality and much-longer lasting materials such as cotton, wool, latex and horsetail hair, and we wanted to make them available to customers looking for real quality, longevity and comfort. The higher quality mattresses are made to last for anywhere from 15 years to a lifetime. Here are some common questions we have been asked: Why should I spend $20,000 or more on a mattress? A luxury car – which may look beautiful, be very comfortable and can be a status symbol – doesn’t necessarily last any

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longer than a more modest well-made car. However, a top-of-the-line luxury bed such as Hastens or Vispring will provide incredibly luxurious comfort and support for 40 years or more! You just need to start thinking about the bed differently. A bed is not a throwaway commodity (as it seems to be with the big brands) but a lifetime investment in your health, luxury and overall improved quality of life. Customers who know the benefits of a true luxury bed are passionate about the important role it plays in their life. If we are lucky enough to live to 90, we will have spent 30 years sleeping! Do they still make two-sided beds you can flip? Although the big-name brands have all been one sided for many years now,


there are still mattress companies making two-sided mattresses. Hastens, Vispring & Royal-Pedic are all two-sided brands that we carry at Sleep & Dream.

variance in the actual measurement of a mattress, depending on the manufacturer.

Why should I consider an adjustable bed? With the advent of the digital age and everyone using computers for work and play, the demand for adjustable beds is greater than ever before. Gone is the notion of a hospital bed; adjustable beds fit in with today's active lifestyles. Many people like to use their computer while in bed as well as read or watch TV. Adjustable beds eliminate the need for putting multiple pillows behind you to prop yourself up. In addition, adjustable beds are terrific for helping people with many health issues, such as acid reflux and elevating feet for circulation. These days, the motors are whisper quiet, and some models offer a chaise lounge position for relaxing as well as massage features. An adjustable bed makes it that much easier to find your perfect comfort position.

A full/double is 54” x 75”.

What is the difference between a California King and a regular king mattress? A California king is 72” x 84” and a regular or standard king is 76” x 80”. It is recommended that your mattress be at least eight inches longer than your height for maximum comfort, so a California King may be a wise choice if you are over six feet tall. What are the dimensions of a mattress? First, keep in mind that there can be up to a one inch or so

A twin measures 38” x 74”, sometimes 39” x 75”. A queen is 60” x 80”. A standard/regular/Eastern king is 76” x 80”. A California king is 72” x 84”. Do they make custom size mattresses? The big-name brands in the chains are volume driven and do not do any custom sizes. However, there are manufacturers that do. Vispring and Royal-Pedic are two companies that will do almost any size requested, both of which we carry at Sleep & Dream. How important is a pillow to getting a good night’s sleep? We like to call the pillow a “bed for your head.” The pillow completes the job of the mattress, cradling the head and supporting it comfortably so the upper vertebrae stay in proper alignment. Ever woken up with your head and neck in a bad position? Not a good feeling. We recommend trying out pillows in the store until you find the one that works best for you, and then using that same pillow throughout the process of laying down and testing the mattresses in the store. These days there are a wide variety of sizes and materials to suit every person’s preference.

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Expert ADVICE

Color Restoration and Stain Removal

MICHAEL ROSE Owner

One World Rug Care and Gallery 8212 Pan American Frontage North Albuquerque 505.821.0302 OneWorldRugCare.com

BEFORE

AFTER

One World Rug Care is the only artisan rug, textile and commercial/ residential cleaner and restorer in the entire state of New Mexico. We also specialize in performing intricately detailed color restorations on Persian, Navajo and Oriental rugs, including fine textiles and commercial/residential carpet. Color restoration is our specialty! Over time, all things fade, and One World Rug Care has the skills and professional capability to restore back to the original color. We utilize custom techniques and high tech equipment that was specifically developed to achieve the best results in the entire industry. There is no other company who is able to perform these intricate color restorations on fine rugs,

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AFTER

textiles and commercial/residential carpeting. For this reason, we have rugs shipped nationwide to our facility to be restored. What can be done to restore sun fading, chemical staining, and/or pet urine damage? Let me first tell you what not to do! There is so much problematic information online, which 99 percent of the time will lead to permanent damage from over-the-counter cleaners. However, I will not mention any sources, as we will not criticize any particular organization. To appropriately assess the type of damage and what should be done, We are a phone call away for free at-home advice regarding maintenance of your area rugs and wall-to-wall carpet. GOT STAINS? You name it, we can clean it! Wool, silk, rayon, viscose, any poly fibers… the list goes on. The only fiber that will not take dye is nylon because it has no dye-sites. If you have experienced stain problems or “uncorrectable color damage,” give us a call and we will be glad to assist. WE PROVIDE QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST AND INTEGRITY YOU CAN COUNT ON!

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Why Choose One World Rug Care & Gallery as Your Trusted Rug Expert?

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ith over 40 years of experience and training in the industry, one can guarantee to be treated with respect, fairness and integrity while we reveal our hidden love affair with rugs. Making the most educated decision when purchasing a new rug can be very difficult. Our philosophy is to educate our clients about the “AgeOld Art We Call Rugs,” so that you can make the most educated decision regarding budget and what your love.

5) Last but not least, take the rug on a FREE test drive to see if it creates the proper harmony in the space and luxuriates the aesthetic value of your home.

We specialize in all types of rugs from around the globe... New, Semi Antique/ Vintage, Antique, Traditional, Contemporary, Tribal, Modern, Transitional, Hand Knotted, Woven, and the list goes on. We have a rug for everyone’s taste!

2) Moving Sales that never actually move.

At One World Rug Care and Gallery, we are proud and active members with The Academy of Oriental Rugs, who uphold the highest standards in the world. In 2014, we were elected TOP 72 Rug Care Experts in the World by The Carpet Collectors Magazine and in 2015 by the “Persian Rug Collectors Guide.” Plus, in 2016, YELP named us New Mexico’s LOVED go-to rug experts. Even if you’re not 100 percent ready to buy, we invite you in as family for a cup of tea or coffee to alight your senses and facilitate your onward love and passion for handmade rugs. Feel welcomed to check out a book from our library of rug books.

4) Auctions where your emotions create bidding wars and the price always exceeds the actual appraisal value.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT: 1) All rugs are sold at fair market value.

HOW TO BUY A NEW RUG: Helpful hints on buying your next rug. AVOID: 1) Up to 75% OFF Sales, where your favorite rug starts at 10% OFF and the one you don’t like is 75%OFF.

3) Going Out Of Business Sales that eventually open with a new name and or never actually close.

NOTE: Just as there are 365 days in a year, so there are 365 ways to generously mark up a rug to be marked down. Even though 75% off sounds tempting, in most cases it is still above appraisal value. Why do we stress appraisal value? Accidents happen and insurance companies will only insure and/or reimburse certified appraisal value, not an invoice purchase price. If you are ever in question regarding the value of a potential new purchase or existing rugs in your collection, feel free to contact us for a COMPLIMENTARY verbal appraisal. Visit us online at www. OneWorldRugCare.com.

2) Every rug purchased at One World Rug Care comes with a one year service maintenance program and a certificate of appraisal. Why? To reassure that you are purchasing the rug at market value and to assist maintaining its beauty for generations to come. 3) NO hard ball pressuring / all sales final tactics pressuring you to buy a rug you don’t love. 4) We offer COMPLIMENTARY interior decor assessments to help achieve the appropriate look and character you are trying to achieve.

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One World Rug Care 8212 Pan American Frontage North Albuquerque 505.821.0302 OneWorldRugCare.com

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Expert ADVICE

Getting Rid of Mold Easier Said Than Done

KLAUS HERRING

Managing Partner/Owner ARCS Alpha Restoration & Construction Services, Inc. 505.473.2057 3812 Oliver Road Santa Fe Klaus.H@ARCS247.com www.ARCS247.com

ABOVE: ARCS mold remediation technician wire brushes and scrapes mold from interior framing.

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he quote above is from Dr. Cynthia Carey at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The word in parentheses was added by us, as mold, in its infinite number of species, is also a fungus.

“IF YOU DON’T GET RID OF THE FUNGUS (MOLD), ALL YOU’RE DOING IS PROVIDING IT WITH LUNCH.” –DR. CYNTHIA CAREY

IF YOU HAVE MOLD, HOW DO YOU GET RID OF IT? The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) publishes the ANSI approved Standard for Mold Remediation. Dozens of experts in the field review this publication and all are in agreement with Dr. Carey, but getting rid of mold is easier said than done. With all the roof leaks and various other forms of water damage occurring in many New Mexico homes, mold is having a field day. Plenty of moisture (all that water getting into your house

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from that leaking roof you didn’t fix before winter started), a nice dark space (the space between plaster or drywall and the stucco on the outside of your house), plenty of organic food (all that tasty wood or the scrumptious cellulose on the back of the sheetrock) and really comfy temperatures (right around 68 degrees Fahrenheit) make a perfect home for your newest house guests (Mr. Penicillium, Mrs. Aspergillus, Aunt Cladosporium and Uncle Stachybotrus, just to name a few). Once they’ve moved into your home, getting rid of these house guests is a daunting task. Some folks will lead you to believe that simply wiping the offending fungus away with bleach will do the task. Others swear by any number of magic cures, potions and assorted other hocus pocus that’s to be sprayed over or painted on.


CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: ARCS technician removing mold from frame; Mold on sagging ceiling due to leaky roof; Ceiling with water damage.

The fact of the matter is that nothing works as well as physical removal of the offending house guests. Before you serve eviction papers, there are some critical preparations that need to be made. First: Protect yourself at all times. Wearing proper personal protection equipment, including eye and respiratory protection, will keep you from getting into a knock-down, drag-out with these house guests. They’ve been known to invade your personal space and cause all sorts of illness and disease. Second: Build a protective containment. Keep in mind that mold spores are microscopic in size and adept at avoiding attacks directed against them by launching themselves into the air and floating throughout your living space. Picture blowing directly onto a dandelion… the seeds all float in the air. This is similar to what mold does when disturbed, except billions of microscopic mold spores float in the air. To trap them, you will need a HEPA-filter equipped device that scrubs the air clean of the offending escapees (a negative air machine or air scrubber).

Third: Evict the mold. This requires some actual elbow grease as the plaster or sheetrock on your walls and ceilings will need to be removed (along with all the mold attached to the back of it). The moist insulation needs to be pulled out and discarded and then you’re finally left with all the mold attached to the framing and plywood. This needs to be wire brushed, sanded or scraped off. Wait! You’re not done yet. There are still spores hiding in all sorts of nooks and crannies. These need to be removed by using a HEPA vacuum, and every millimeter of walls, floors and ceiling inside your enclosure needs to be carefully vacuumed. Finally, the last step of the eviction process is the detailed wipe down of the walls, floors and ceilings to make sure you got every last spore. Fourth: Verify, verify, verify. Hire a qualified, professional third-party testing company. These folks perform a post-remediation verification test and provide you with written test results. These are pass-or-fail results. ARCS guarantees to pass such a test the first time. In the event we do not pass

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we will return and re-clean any areas in question at no additional charge. This document proves the remediation efforts have been successful and should be kept with other important papers (like your insurance policy). There are still some insurance companies who do provide limited coverage for mold remediation. Check your policy to determine if you have such coverage. Once you have passed the clearance test, ARCS’ restoration technicians make sure any damaged areas in your home are restored to match your existing finishes as close as possible. To help our customers, ARCS has a 24hour emergency response line, always answered by one of our on-call staff.

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The Importance of

Photo by Corinna Stoeffl

PROACTIVE PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE By Tom Larrabee, Manager, Truly Nolen, Santa Fe Service Office

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ince 1938, Truly Nolen has been an industry expert and continued innovator. While we have two other service offices in New Mexico, local Santa Fe residents continually asked our corporate office when we would bring a branch to the state capital. After researching the market and seeing what kind of pest control needs there would be, we realized Santa Fe was a market that was a perfect fit for our company. We opened in March 2016 with fanfare, a mouse car parade, a visit from Air Mouse One, and a core belief that we would add values to the lives we touch. While many people purchase pest control on an as-need basis, the cost of several visits during the year for different problems

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can end up being more than expected. With changing weather conditions throughout the year, each season brings a new type of pest to the forefront. Proactive pest control is a way to help customers protect their homes on a quarterly basis. Many companies offer this service because it is cost-effective and because it helps keep insects at bay. From our company’s standpoint, our proactive approach to residential pest control – which is called our Four Seasons Approach—helps proactively address seasonal changes in pest behavior. Our company’s team members live where you do, and your neighborhood pest control expert is part of a family of service offices. At the same time, they are also very familiar with local

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pest trends in your individual community. When pest activity increases, generally more than one homeowner will report the same or similar pest issue to our team, which in turn helps us identify and handle the issue. Pests go all out during the warmer months, eating and destroying everything

in sight. With an increase in temperature and pest populations, pests can move around quicker and seem less fearful of predators. While there’s no absolute cure, proactive pest control during the summer should focus on the following: treating outside entry points and hot spots; power treating the edges of landscape features and paved surfaces like patios, driveways and walkways; spreading granular bait in mulch, rock beds, thick grass and other areas with decorative landscape features; and minimizing insect reproduction by applying granular baits in strategic locations.

By hiring a company with a proactive pest control approach, the likelihood of pests causing recurring issues in your home goes down. Identifying problem spots before they even become problems is something that can make all the difference when it comes to peace of mind. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook. com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www. twitter.com/TrulyNolen). In addition, call our Santa Fe service office at 505.989.5047. We are a proud partner each year of Rodeo de Santa Fe, and truly enjoy being involved with local community events, such as sponsoring the Santa Fe Fuego. Truly Nolen Pest Control 1441-A South St. Francis Drive, Suite D, Santa Fe 505.989.5047 www.TrulyNolen.com

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Managing Your Investment Property

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o you have a vacation rental or long-term investment property that is not performing to its maximum ability? What is the difference among property management companies?

Fridays Off in Santa Fe (FOSF) is the local expert specializing in full service property management for short and long-term rentals. Germaine Gomez and her partners consult and work closely with homeowners to manage all the intricate details and amenities necessary to generating cash flow and adding value to your investment. They have a demonstrated and proven track record of success. WHAT SETS FOSF APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES? Germaine: Market intelligence and cutting-edge technology, combined with hands-on management, set us apart. We constantly monitor and track data to detect market trends, which allow us to anticipate and implement changes in guest behavior, tastes and preferences. Our software is the best in the industry, and is constantly being updated to track and streamline the entire process of reservations, check-in, maintenance, money management and payments. I’m able to monitor revenue in real-time and compare a particular property to competing properties, allowing me to see how we can increase income. We utilize digital marketing channels to expose homes and attract guests, but we receive many of our reservations through our website. WHAT ABOUT HANDS-ON MANAGEMENT? Germaine: The latest technology applications do not replace the need for hands-on, day-to-day management. Ask your manager, “When was the last time you personally visited or inspected my property?” Nine times out of 10, the manager will say the maintenance or cleaning crew keep an eye on things, but the manager personally has not stepped on the site in a while, sometimes years. Management is more than sitting behind the computer and hoping nothing goes wrong. We visit each property at least once a week to catch little problems before they turn into big expensive problems. These visits also allow us to see how your home can be updated to increase its appearance and cash flow. FINAL THOUGHTS? Germaine: Bigger is definitely not better. We are the best property managers in Santa Fe because we have personalized service and demonstrated expertise in what we do. Call us; it’s worth a conversation! Fridays Off in Santa Fe 1219 Luisa St., Ste. 3B, Santa Fe 505.946.8524 FridaysOffInSantaFe.com Fridaysoffinsantafe@outlook.com

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Selecting the Best Plumbing/Heating/ Cooling Company for You

Rich Duran Owner

Rich Duran Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 17 Bisbee Court, Suite E Santa Fe 505.992.0306 Rich@RichDuranPlumbing.com

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ere at Rich Duran Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we have been servicing homes in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. As plumbing and heating specialists, we are often called upon for water, gas and heating/ cooling emergencies. Homeowners often feel comfortable enough with our knowledgeable service technicians to inquire about their options. They may have heard or read about the latest technology, and thus request an estimate to replace or upgrade their existing systems. Homeowners need a company they can trust; this is where myself and my crew of over 20 employees make the difference. With so many high efficiency options for hot water or heating/cooling your home, how do you choose the best technology for you? What are the most important questions to ask? First, find a reputable company to discuss and review your options. Second, confirm that the equipment specified in the project outline is available locally, and is

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Keeping Your Pet Happy in Costume Perhaps the only thing more adorable than a child dressed up for Halloween is a pet in costume. Whether you’re dressing your favorite critter as a ghost or witch, or pushing the boundaries of pet-creativity through a witty handmade creation, the very sight of a costumed dog or cat is enough to make your friends and neighbors melt into smiles.

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owever, it’s important to remember your pet’s comfort and safety. Here are a few tips courtesy petsmart.com for keeping your four-legged kid happy in its costume this Halloween.

1. Remember to keep identification tags visible. This is especially important lest your pet decide trick-or-treating is an escape opportunity! 2. If your dog or cat (or parrot) isn’t comfortable being dressed up, don’t force it. Some pets are more comfortable in clothing than others. If your pet is new to costuming, start early and slowly to get her/him used to the idea. 3. Be careful of costumes that confine or constrain your pet, especially around the arms and legs. 4. Make sure there are no small parts of the costume that your dog might chew on.

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5. Ensure any capes or dangling props won’t cause your pet to trip. 6. Once your furry friend is dressed, check around the ears, eyes, nose and throat to make sure they can properly breathe, hear and see. You’re all set! Enjoy the chuckles and coos you’ll hear all evening; a pet in costume is the life of every party!


Explore the History and Mystery of New Mexico’s Past on a GHOST TOUR

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By Debbie Stone

Ghost tours have always been a traditional Halloween activity, but due to their rising popularity, many operate year-round now. TV shows like “Ghost Hunters” and “American Horror Story” have contributed to the public’s interest in paranormal activity and unexplained events. Many cities offer ghost tours, recognizing that they have become a boon to tourism, attracting locals and visitors alike to experience history in a fresh and exciting way. New Mexico, with its colorful past, is ripe for ghost tours, especially in such destinations as Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos.

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n Albuquerque, the Ghost Tour of Old Town, which is the city’s original ghost walk since 2001, takes participants through 306 years of haunted history. Founded in 1706, Old Town is the birthplace of Albuquerque. For more than three centuries, people have lived and died around the Old Town Plaza. The area’s buildings and dark alleys conceal longforgotten secrets of murders, hangings, battles and hidden cemeteries. Julie Brown, manager of Tours of Old Town, claims that Old Town is one of the most actively haunted locations in the country. “People who live here, employees of businesses, and even tourists have all experienced unexplained phenomena— something they’ve seen, heard, felt or even smelled,” she says. “On our tours, we present the history behind the ghost and provide proof of what happened, along with scientific evidence that’s been collected by ghost hunters over the years. The story must be reputable and must have been reported by at least a few people.” With regards to evidence, Brown explains that this can include energy readings, photos, audio and video recordings, or temperature changes. She adds, “We encourage our guests to come with an open mind, and also to bring their digital cameras, as they may capture unexplained phenomena during the tour. You never know what’s going to happen!” In Santa Fe, visitors and locals alike have been taking The Original Santa Fe Ghost Tour since 1993. Owner and guide Peter Sinclaire views himself as a storyteller and entertainer who enjoys sharing tales of the various characters who have lived in town over the years; some whose spirits still remain. “I have interacted with over 15,000 ghost walkers,” says Sinclaire, “so on the tour you’ll also hear about the experiences of tour participants with Santa Fe’s spirits.” Some of the city’s well-known ghosts are purportedly in residence at such historical hotels as La Posada and La Fonda on the Plaza.

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WE ENCOURAGE OUR GUESTS TO COME WITH AN OPEN MIND, AND ALSO TO BRING THEIR DIGITAL CAMERAS, AS THEY MAY CAPTURE UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA DURING THE TOUR. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN! Julia Staab, who is probably Santa Fe’s most famous ghost, and who has been featured on the TV program “Unsolved Mysteries,” haunts La Posada. Julia took to her room and died on site in 1896 at the age of 52. No one knows if it was suicide, or maybe murder. Over the years, numerous sightings of a woman dressed in black with white hair have been reported in the hotel, along with unexplained events like water and heat suddenly turning on, glasses falling off shelves, heavy breathing, a woman’s voice coming from the room where she died, and other strange occurrences. “La Fonda has five different ghosts,” says Sinclaire. There’s also the Smelly Ghost over at Grand Art Gallery, and La Llarona, the spirit that Santa Fe mothers warn their kids about, telling them not to play by the Santa Fe River.


On a Ghosts of Taos Tour, owner and guide Melody Romancito takes visitors around the town’s historic district, regaling them with stories of the past and the spirits that continue to maintain a formidable presence in various buildings, cemeteries and along certain streets and lanes. “When it comes to being haunted,” says Romancito, “Taos is an eleven on a scale of one to ten. The town has had a great deal of turmoil dating back to the Pueblo Revolt, but it’s not only the historical events that contribute to the paranormal activity, but also recent happenings.” She cites as an example an incident that happened around 12 years ago when pedestrians were mowed down on Kit Carson Road. The accident subsequently caused numerous sightings and apparitions of people dashing across the street. At the Old Taos County Courthouse, where there are a few jail cells, individuals have reported smelling terrible odors, specifically burnt hair and flesh. “The story behind this one dates back to 1957 when a prisoner, who was locked in solitary confinement, immolated himself,” explains Romancito. “Taos has a target rich environment when it comes to the paranorma—such a ghostly past!”


FOLLOWING THROUGH A Golfer’s Passion and a City’s Budget By Henry Gerard Lucero Photos Mike Billingsley

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nitiating momentum can prove to be a challenge in its own right, especially when something becomes new and unfamiliar. On the one hand, you have cynics that speak of and display criticism that will, in-turn, escalate into a public controversy. And, on the other hand, you have activists who are passionate about implementing a course of action that could bring potential gain. It should come as no surprise that Santa Fe, back in the 90s, was in desperate need of a recreational complex. But to what extent? For the past two decades, loyal patrons and dedicated city employees have fused a golfer’s passion and a city’s budget into a must-see, highly-anticipated recreational complex and golf course that has serviced more than 793,000 rounds of golf since opening day in 1998. Since the conceptual approval of city councilors to buy land from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1991, this complex has welcomed sports enthusiasts to its 1,200-acre complex. For many, Marty Sanchez has been a must-play course that locals quickly adapted to due to its links style course, well-maintained grounds and visual scenery that so eloquently captivates the colorful splendor of the

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southwest. Its ability to maintain competitive low rates that surpass local competitors have set this course on the map as an affordable outing for locals and tourists alike. However, the most significant moment in its 20 years has been honoring the legacy of a promising young golfer named Marty Sanchez, a beloved Santa Fean whose passion for the sport is now the namesake of the course. A year dedicated to honoring the achievements of the past is certainly something to celebrate, especially when community leaders fought vigorously throughout the years to secure adequate funding for what was planned to be a multimillion-dollar project. To celebrate two decades of service to the local community, Marty Sanchez is initiating a celebration to honor the inception that was set forth 27 years ago.

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Turns out, the challenge to initiate an idea with a city’s budget wasn’t all that bad. Gaining national fame on Fox Sports and Golf Life television networks helped bring awareness to those unfamiliar with the course, not to mention securing a national award by Travel+Leisure Magazine for “top three big little courses in the United States.” Initiated by the city’s efforts and a golfer’s passion, the course is now set to become a legacy our community can utilize for years to come. So, here’s to the present: A year dedicated to honoring the achievements of the past while taking aim towards the future, one swing at a time. Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja Del Rio Rd., Santa Fe 505.955.4400 www.linksdesantafe.

For many, Marty Sanchez has been a must-play course that locals quickly adapted to due to its links style course, wellmaintained grounds and visual scenery that so eloquently captivates the colorful splendor of the southwest.


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Malware Awareness

LEONARD PASCUAL A Sound Look 502 Cerrillos Road 505.983.5509 ASoundLook.com

APPLE Malware once again rears its ugly head. Even Apple is starting to suffer from the malware bug. As of the writing of this article, Apple has been hit with MAC malware called Fruitfly. There are several variations of this malware. Its current intent is to spy on people. The computer camera will turn on and the attacker can view the user on their own camera. This malware can also capture all screen shots from your computer. This means everything you have open and all your typing is visible from elsewhere. Every button you press also creates a log for the hacker to track your movements. Adware on Apple devices sky rocketed during the 2016 year. This includes Apple devices and PCs.

PC Legacy systems, such as all the older and thus not-supported Windows operating systems, were recently infected by a malware called “Wanna Cry.” This virus attacked computers and then

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blackmailed the user, ranging from $300 to $600. While this virus affected a cross section of users, the most affected were small businesses. This occurrence was in May of 2017.

• Browsing history can be tracked in real time.

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• Internet Pause is a feature which allows for the internet to stop working during events (like parties, etc.).

Toy items—including cameras, microphones and other computer functions—are now being hacked by outsiders. Giving kids access to smart objects opens additional opportunities for hackers. This trend is becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry.

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Currently, companies are coming out with methods to help prevent intrusions and viruses: • Router Limits has many functions, which help break habits with over usage of the internet. • The system can set time limits on each internet user.

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• Safe searching of websites is another attempt to protect against malware.

• YouTube has many levels of viewing (G, PG, R and X). • The Everywhere Function allows for the device setup in the home to have the same parental controls even outside the home.

A SOUND LOOK We at A Sound Look work with partners to help close as many holes as possible in the malware fight. Give us a call for any assistance in computer needs.


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Kate Rollins Kate Rollins Web Design, LLC (website design, SEO & SMM) 888.242.1773 www.KateWebDesign.com

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ebsites that woo you with sleekness of appearance are the ones that grab the visitor’s attention, but website design is not so much about looks anymore as it is about marketing performance. Beautiful design is still crucially important for that first impression, but your website needs to be found in order to have that chance to impress your potential clients or customers! Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is fundamental to the success of your website in bringing customers to, and profit for, your business. This makes it imperative that professional website designers are now savvy search engine marketers as well. Success depends on following Google’s ever-changing rules and knowing what Google is looking for to rank your website high in search results.

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This information will most likely become obsolete in a year, but as of RIGHT NOW, check out these basic SEO requirements that will make your website competitive and improve its search ranking. Here is what the Google search bots look for when crawling your website and deciding its fate: 1. USER EXPERIENCE: Is your website mobile-friendly and does it load fast on all devices? Research shows that more than 40 percent of visitors will not wait for your site to load if it takes longer than three seconds. Nor will Google choose to serve your slowloading pages to users! 2. SECURITY FOR USERS: Does your website have an SSL Certificate? Google is pleased by websites with a Security Certificate, even when they don’t sell anything nor collect data from visitors. While GoDaddy still charges $69.99 per year for that SSL, other hosting providers have started offering it for free. Caution: If your website uses referral traffic to earn money by sending people to other sites, switching to HTTPS will stop your website from sending referral data to HTTP sites, so it would not be advisable for you to make the switch. 3. KEYWORDS: You need to use them, but don’t abuse them! Your content

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is the biggest asset of your website, but if you stuff it with repeating keywords, Google will catch you and penalize you. What many website owners and designers alike don’t know is that every image on your website is powerful if you name it right (hint: use relevant keywords!). 4. BACKLINKS: Placing links to your website on local or authority websites in your niche is, in my experience, a most cost-efficient and effective SEO strategy. 5. SOCIAL LINKS: If you are active on Social Media, you may discover that Google lists your Facebook business page or LinkedIn profile higher in search than your website. Add social icons on your website, and your website address on your social profiles! Two statistics from Google that are not to be ignored: • 82+ percent of smartphone users search to find local businesses (Google Consumer Surveys, 2015). • 66+ percent of mobile searchers make a purchase, either online or in a store found online (The Consumer Barometer Survey, 2015). Do you need help getting Google on your side? Call for a free website evaluation!

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Diversify Your Investments … But Consolidate Your Providers

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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ou have probably heard that diversification is a key to investment success. Thus, you might think that if diversifying your investments is a good idea, then it might also be wise to diversify your investment providers—after all, aren’t two (or more) heads better than one? Before we look at that issue, let’s consider the first half of the “diversification” question, namely: How does diversifying your investment portfolio help you? Consider the two broadest categories of investments: stocks and bonds. Stock prices move up and down in response to many different factors, including good or bad corporate earnings, corporate management issues, political developments and even natural disasters. Bond prices are not immune to these dynamics, but are instead driven by changes in interest rates. To illustrate:

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If your existing bond pays two percent interest, and new bonds are being issued at three percent, the value of your bond will fall, because no one will pay you full price for it. (Of course, it may not matter to you anyway, especially if you plan to hold your bond until maturity, at which point you can expect to get your full investment back, providing the bond issuer doesn’t default.) Here’s the key point: Stocks and bonds often move in different directions. If you only own US stocks, you could take a big hit during a market downturn, but if you own domestic and international stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit and other types of investments, your portfolio may be better protected against market volatility, and you’ll have more opportunities for positive results. (Keep in mind, though, that even a diversified portfolio can’t prevent all losses or guarantee profits.) It clearly is a good idea to diversify your investment portfolio, so let’s move on to diversifying financial service providers. Why shouldn’t you have one IRA here and another one there, or enlist one advisor to help you with some types of investments and a different advisor assisting you with others? In fact, there are good reasons to consider consolidating all your investment accounts

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with one provider. For one thing, you’ll keep better track of your assets. Many people do misplace or forget about some of their savings and investments, but this will be far less likely to happen to you if you hold all your accounts in one place. Also, if you have accounts with several different financial service providers, you might be incurring a lot of paperwork— and many fees. You can cut down on clutter and expense by consolidating your accounts. Most importantly, by placing all your accounts with a single provider, possibly under the supervision of a single financial advisor, you will find it much easier to follow a unified investment strategy, based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. You won’t get conflicting advice and you’ll receive clear guidance on important issues, such as the amounts you can afford to withdraw each year from your retirement accounts once you do retire. Diversification and consolidation – one is good for building an investment portfolio, while the other can help you invest more efficiently and effectively. Put the two concepts together and make them work for you. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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