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FIRST WORD With Fine Lifestyles editor EMMALY WIEDERHOLT

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ehold: Fine Lifestyles Santa Fe’s second issue! In thinking of all that’s in store in the coming pages, I’d like to ask you to consider what the idea of a fine lifestyle means to you. Is it fine art? Fine wine? Fine sunsets setting our mountains and skies aglow? Or is it more than that? In this issue, you will find profiles of Santa Fe Living Treasure Nancy Zeckendorf, legendary home guru and investment expert Scott McGillivray and local novelist Jann Arrington-Wolcott. We take a special look at how the Santa Fe Concorso got started, offer a sneak peek into what this year’s Century Bike Ride has in store, and give a well-deserved shout out to the very important philanthropic work happening at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. After you have a glimpse into the rich craft of traditional fiber arts, immerse yourself in our restaurant feature profiling several glorious local eateries. And for all you betrothed, we present everything you need to know to create your dream New Mexican wedding. In other words, there’s no single definition of what it means to enjoy a fine lifestyle. However you choose to follow your interests, the art of fine living is not so much a status but a state of mind. It involves a passion for quality, a zest for taste, and a scrupulous desire to enjoy the finer things, whether they be art, wine or endless enchanting sunsets.

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ou’ve seen the beautiful handwoven rugs and wall hangings in your favorite hotels and venues around town. Perhaps you even own a piece yourself, either for wear or decoration. The intricately designed and crafted textiles found both in fashion and home décor embody part of the flavor that is unique to the Southwest. New Mexico’s fiber arts heritage includes a number of styles and techniques ranging from Navajo weaves to Pueblo embroidery. Rio Grande Weaving, for example, was introduced by the Spanish and is characterized by bright colorful throw blankets. The world-famous intricately-detailed Navajo weaves are built on upright looms using wool from local shepherds. Pueblo ceremonial sashes made of cotton are popular as well, with the artists often tightly re-spinning the yarn to give it more definition. These handdied, hand-made textile traditions remain alive and well to this day.

To get involved in the fiber arts scene, a good place to start is by touring the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails, a collaboration between New Mexico Arts and the Department of Cultural Affairs. The North Central trail weaves up through Chimayó, Taos and Las Vegas. The Northwest Trail loops through Abiquiu and the Chama area. And the Southern Trail threads down through Magdalena, Truth or Consequences and Silver City. Each will give you a distinctive flavor and experience. Plan your visit at www. nmtrails.org. Or get hands-on by taking a class at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Classes are offered year-round in weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting and embroidery. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced weaver, you can dig in for just an afternoon class or over several weeks. More information is available at www.evfac.org. Of course, after touring the trails and taking a class, you’ll want your own beautiful wrap,

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shawl, rug or wall hanging. When looking for a piece to purchase, it is important to keep in mind the quality of the material. Española Valley Fiber Arts Center general manager April Jouse advises: “You want to look at finishing first. Make sure the hems are finished and there is no fraying. Material is another big indicator – is it wool or acrylic? I would also suggest you ask the seller or artist about the backstory. Where does the artist come from? Is the yarn or thread hand-spun and dyed or purchased retail? Many of these pieces are made with sheep wool from local ranches. You can find nice work but you won’t know unless you ask.” Whether you want to wear it or display it, take classes in it or watch a master at work, the New Mexico fiber arts scene is for anybody and everybody who enjoys art and beauty. Infused with the spirit of the region, textiles and hand-woven designs are connected to both our majestic landscape and rich cultural heritage.

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Treasures Abound at the Shops on West San Mateo Road By Deborah Stone Photos Linda Carfagno

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anta Fe is a consignment town. On West San Mateo, shoppers have their pick with Tesoro’s Consignment Galleria on one side of the street and Santa Fe Fine Consign across the way. “We help each other out by sending each other customers,” says Richard Peoples, Tesoro’s manager. He adds, “It’s good for business to have other consignment stores in the same area because it brings in traffic.” In Santa Fe, where there are more than 30 such shops, customers are a mix of locals and tourists. Richard sees almost an equal number of each come in to his store, though with tourists, it can be on a more seasonal basis. Some folks are just browsing; others are looking for something specific. At Tesoro’s, there’s a little of everything, from gently used furniture and one-of-akind antiques to high quality household items, artwork, jewelry and collectibles. Some of the more unique and eye-

catching items currently on display in the store include a large, detailed cabinet from Morocco, an ironwood door made by headhunters in Borneo, an 18th century apothecary, an ornate French antique puppet, an assortment of vintage celebrity paper dolls, a squash blossom and sterling silver necklace, and a bejeweled belly dancer belt. According to Richard, furniture and household goods are most in demand. And if the store doesn’t have what customers want, staff will make a note of it and then keep a lookout for the item if it should come in. “We do this all the time,” explains Richard. “Customer satisfaction is important to us, as is customer service.” He emphasizes Tesoro’s is a friendly place, adding, “We try and make people feel welcome and comfortable.” Tesoro’s keeps its prices reasonable and bargaining is allowed. New pieces come through every few days and Richard and

his staff arrange everything with an eye towards showing their customers how the various items can be set up in their own homes. “It’s a fun business,” comments Richard. “And it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. We provide a place for the community to bring in their unwanted items to sell, while at the same time offering a place for shoppers to purchase unique treasures.” Across the street at Santa Fe Fine Consign, owner Diane Kipp has established a reputation for selling furniture and home décor items, along with high quality artwork, Native American turquoise and sterling silver jewelry, and a small assortment of vintage cowboy boots and hats. Most in demand is the furniture, especially tables, loveseats and armoires, along with home décor accessories. “I am a very discerning buyer,” comments Diane. “If I don’t love it, I can’t sell it.”

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Diane takes pride in having unique antiques such as an 18th century Spanish Colonial kitchen buffet and a cast iron stove from the 1800s. She also has a number of Stickley pieces that have become collectors’ items. It’s not all period furniture though; there are plenty of contemporary offerings, too. As for artwork, the store’s walls are lined with paintings, including some by noted Santa Fe artists such as Frank Howell and Fritz Scholder. Diane entered the consignment business after a lengthy career as a nurse practitioner, though she’s been a longtime collector. She says, “I started collecting with my grandma when I was a little girl and I’ve just always been a treasure hunter.” She came to Santa Fe as a traveling nurse and after her three-month assignment ended, she stayed on. “I fell in love with the place,” she comments. “Then, I was shopping in Tesoro’s one day and met the owner at the time. I told her I’d always wanted to be in the consignment business. A week later, I had my own shop.” Customers of Santa Fe Fine Consign often comment on the store’s positive energy and welcoming vibe. They note how open and spacious the store is and how nice it is to be able to walk around without feeling crowded. They also love how the store is decorated and staged. That’s music to Diane’s ears, as she and her staff do all the design work. “I love to decorate,” she admits. “That’s the fun part — that, and meeting all the interesting people who come in. Our customers are like friends.” Being on San Mateo Rd. has been great for Diane’s business. She views the area as an up-and-coming location in Santa Fe. Like Richard, she is happy there are other consignment stores in the neighborhood: “It’s become a real destination.” Tesoro’s Consignment Galleria 900 W San Mateo, Santa Fe 505.670.5364 tesorosconsignment.com Santa Fe Fine Consign 851 W San Mateo, Santa Fe 505.983.0145 santafefineconsign.com CENTER Diane Kipp, owner of Santa Fe Fine Consign

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I got my hair cut. Doesn’t sound like front page news, does it? This was different, though. This was an enriching experience, like a reunion with inspiring friends or family. Except, this wasn’t a reunion; this was a hair appointment.

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ere’s the thing: I’m a fellow who’s particular about his looks. I moved to Santa Fe recently and was on the lookout for talented scissor operators. I approached strangers with excellent hair and asked, “Where’d you get that haircut?” Five words always emerged from these investigations: “Leave me alone and Wild Hare.” After leaving a voicemail on a Sunday, I was contacted by the owner of Wild Hare the next morning. “How can I make your day, Ronald?” Kristin asked. “Who’s your best?” I inquired, to which she responded, “I trust them all with my hair. They wouldn’t be working here if I didn’t.”  On appointment day, I opened the Wild Hare door and was struck by the energy of a hot-ticket art opening. The décor was an elegant combination of contemporary and personal. The stylist’s chairs were filled.  A charming woman sat at the front desk. Her haircut was fantastic. “You must be Ronald!” she said, and introduced herself as Kristin.  My stylist, Katrina, came forward and introduced herself. She offered a cappuccino, which arrived in a vintage china cup. I was led to a mirror and consulted on hair options. What I liked more than what Katrina said was how she said it — with confidence. “I like to first consider the overall silhouette we want to achieve and then choose the cutting technique based on your particular hair texture.” She gave me a relaxing shampoo with a blissful scalp massage. “We carry Davines hair care formulas from Parma, Italy. I’ve chosen the Energizing Formula: an elixir of cinnamon,

clove, caffeine and peppermint to invigorate your scalp and awaken the senses.” I was then seated and draped, and she began her work. When I inquired about hair color, Katrina explained Wild Hare has several options: Alfa Parf in addition to Davines, both of which offer ammonia-free options. Kristin checked in with us between her own coloring appointments. “What else do you offer here?” I asked her. “We have six eclectic hair artists who do impeccable women’s and men’s styles, coloring, hair straightening, extensions, and formal occasion hair. I’m very proud to have a lively and dedicated team,” she effused. After I paid and booked my next appointment, Kristin toured me around the salon, which was bustling with sunlight, invigorating music and intellectual banter. Kristin explained she opened Wild Hare in October of 2010 and expanded in 2013. She showed me the John Singer Sargent mural, introduced me to her Borzoi dog, December, and showed me the bathroom chalkboard where clients and staff share inspiring quotes. One caught my eye: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Proust   Wild Hare Salon 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe 505.988.1925 www.wildharesantafe.com

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Goler’s sophisticated, cosmopolitan, F ine i mp o rt ed S ho eS

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ince 1984, Goler Fine Imported Shoes has adorned the feet of many a Santa Fean and tourist alike. Opened by Guadalupe Goler 30 years ago, the store has evolved from a small family business to become a local staple in fashion, comfort and customer service. “The shoes store is practically my living room, though sometimes a little too crowded with shoe boxes! It’s where I have met many good friends. And it’s given us the opportunity to give back to our community as well,” Guadalupe describes.

With the help of her brother Alfonso Camarena and her daughter Paula Goler, Guadalupe’s unusual eye for fashion and her family background in shoe manufacturing have allowed Goler Fine Imported Shoes to grow from the avant-garde trendsetting shop of 30 years ago to a place now additionally noted for its sophistication and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Giusti Leombruni, Stuart Weitzman, Uggs, Vaneli, Sesto Meucci Matisse, Marco Delli, Cole Haan, Rudsak, United Nude, Vivanz, Cc Resort, Ilse Jacobsen, Havaianas, Johnston & Murphy, and Clarks, as well as high-end eye-wear from Eyebobs, Prada, Tom Ford, Versace, Ray-Ban and Toms, and handbags from Michael Kors, Hobo, MZ Wallace, Attilio Giusti Leombruni and Sam Edelman.

Goler Fine Imported Shoes is particularly known for its large selection over the last 16 years of Donald J Pliner shoes, as well as brands like Aquatalia, Pas de Rouge, BeautiFeel, Toms, Sam Edelman, Attilio

Guadalupe comes from a long family history of understanding top-quality shoes. “I come from a city in Mexico that is known for the manufacture of shoes. My grandfather had a shoe factory and

top Alfonso, Guadalupe & Paloa Goler, owners. photo Luke Montavon

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my father used to work with him. My aunt had a shoe store. I was born in the middle of leather and people talking about shoes all the time,” she remembers. She continued: “Thirty years ago, Santa Fe was a much smaller town with not as many fashion stores. So my husband at the time financially started the store, but he never wanted to work with the shoes. My brother came after a year. He came for a short visit and ended up staying for 29 years. My daughter in a way is like me. She was nine years old when I opened the store and has always been around shoes in one way or another.” Located in the Casa Sena, one of the oldest buildings in Santa Fe, Goler’s Fine Imported Shoes combines the old-world elegance of Santa Fe with the freshest in contemporary fashion footwear. Ever modest, Guadalupe puts it simply: “We didn’t plan all this in the beginning. We just put one foot in front of the other.” She might as well have said they just put one shoe in front of another, consistently outfitting Santa Fe in beautiful footwear for 30 years and counting. Special note: Donald J Pliner will be at Goler presenting his spring 2015 footwear collection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

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Twenty-four Hours in the life of donald J pliner 7 a.m.: Awakened by a morning kiss by our daughter Starr. Get her ready for school. Take Moonlight and Sunset on a short walk. 9 a.m.: Fully get up, wash, put on a morning mask and do my 45 minute exercise routine. 9:45 a.m.: Another quick walk with Moonlight and Sunset, followed by brushing and feeding them. 10 a.m.: I have my espresso, berry juice and vitamins (about 15 different types!) and maybe a bite to eat. 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Answer emails and phone calls. 12 p.m.: Take an hour long walk with the dogs. We live in a low mountain area so our walk starts at 4,000 feet, goes down to 3,000 feet, and then we take it back up. 1:30 p.m.: I work on designs and follow up. 3p.m.: Go to Westwood or Beverly Hills to have something to eat. 5:30 p.m.: Return home to walk and feed Moonlight and Sunset. 6:30 p.m.: I sit down with Starr, Lisa and Adriana (our nanny) and accompany them for dinner. We go over Starr’s school day and her tests and homework. 8:30 p.m.: Spend more time talking and playing with Starr before taking her to bed. 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: A big chunk of my work time is spent at this late hour when I finalize all emails, pay bills, and go over designs and problems. 2:30 a.m.: One final walk with Moonlight and Sunset, take my vitamins, take a shower and get some rest.

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hen planning a wedding, many brides don’t always know what they’re in for beyond the obvious arrangements. Stacy Blackwell of Legacy Media/New Mexico Wedding Expos & Guide shares with Fine Lifestyles some of the secrets to creating a Santa Fe dream wedding. 1. Create a bridal email address. This is the first and most important thing to do in order to stay organized. By keeping all your correspondence in one place, it’s easier to compare services, prices and more. After the wedding and all the bills are paid, close the email address account. 2. Be sure to read the fine print on every agreement with every business involved. Since weddings are such happy occasions, brides and grooms often hear what they’ve been hoping for instead of what’s real. “Bill shock” can really put a damper on your spirits or stress you out at the worst

possible time. Don’t forget to ask the pros you work with about the total cost. You might think something is $200, but it turns into $214 because of tax. Gratuities are often added for receptions and rehearsal dinners that couples may not be fully aware of until the bill is presented. These kinds of things add up — the next thing you know, you’re 30 percent over budget and wondering how it happened. 3. Ask lots of questions. Those of us in the wedding business know how important your questions are; if a particular businesses doesn’t share in your excitement, find another. Take advantage of our expertise. 4. Don’t use friends for jobs that are important to you. There’s no quicker way to harm a friendship or family relations than having someone do a job that’s crucial for you. Sure, Uncle Joe has a great camera and shot great vacation pictures, but that doesn’t mean he’ll do the same at your wedding. It’s much easier to share your expectations with

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a professional you’ve hired for the job. Involving loved ones often ends in resentment and regret. 5. Make a total budget, but be willing to bend here and there. If you find something you really want to spend more on, then find somewhere else to cut back. It’s also a great way to learn the art of compromising with your future spouse. 6. Remember this is supposed to be fun. Take your time, laugh and breathe. It’s a short time before you’ll be married and all the planning will be behind you. 7. Don’t forget why you chose to get married in Santa Fe in the first place! The clean, crisp mountain air and small-town atmosphere make couples feel healthy and happy. The warm colors of the adobe walls and the blue skies make for great photos. Plus the climate is incredible, so outdoor weddings and photos are almost always possible. Even our rainstorms rarely last long enough to ruin your special day!

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orthern New Mexico is among the richest places in the world when it comes to culture and tradition. The Native American, Spanish, Mexican and AngloEuropean cultures create a heritage unique in North America; the native civilization blends with that of the Spanish, in turn modified by the impact of Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As a result, wedding traditions in New Mexico rise to a whole new level when it comes to planning; with such a unique cultural mix, couples want the best of what northern New Mexico means to them personally for their special day. Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder offers a large variety of venues and options for the ultimate Santa Fe dream wedding. The most inclusive of all resorts in New Mexico, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder offers a romantic Spanish mission wedding chapel, award-winning cuisine, custom menus and consultations, a collaborative network of wedding professionals, world-class spa and salon facilities, the 27-hole Hale Irwin-designed golf course, pre-wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and Champagne brunches. Furthermore, they host creative LGBT weddings and celebrations, as well as traditional or themed weddings.

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“The brand name Hilton brings expectations to what we do here in Santa Fe,” says Peter Lovato, Director of Catering. “We create custom packages by identifying what is important to the couples. Some packages includes things like Native American dancers, Spanish colonial art, guitarists and Mariachis. Although we’re on a Native American-owned property, we really try to pay homage to all the different heritages of northern New Mexico,” describes Lovato. “For instance,” he continues, “we like to incorporate biscochitos or white sage into the welcome reception. Biscochitos date back to the time King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela reigned over Spain. Spices were brought up through northern Africa, and cinnamon became very popular. The people created biscuits with cinnamon as a form of welcoming, and that tradition translated to the new world and came up through Mexico. Today, the biscochito is one of our most celebrated cookies in New Mexico – it’s even the official state cookie. Our buffalo-shaped biscochito is kind of our calling card. We use them for all our events, including our weddings.” Many Native American cultures burn white sage at marriage ceremonies as it cleanses and sets the stage for a new beginning. Beyond the walls of Buffalo Thunder lies an exclusive opportunity rarely offered to the public; La Mesita Ranch is a private estate nestled in a lush river valley with eight private adobe residences

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designed by legendary architect John Gaw Meem. This equine property includes romantic pond vignettes with arching cottonwood trees and breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez and Barranca Mountains. Idyllic colonnades and intimate water features provide the most memorable wedding location in the Southwest. Native Americans first inhabited what is now La Mesita Ranch in the 1300s, establishing it as a religious and cultural center of the pueblo people. In 1916, industrialist Clarence Mott Wooley, founder of American Radiator & Standard Company and on the board of the Santa Fe Railroad, came by train to Santa Fe with his wife, Isabelle. They bought the land for a reported $132. Clarence brought his friends from the East Coast to play polo amid the dramatic backdrops of the Badlands. For nearly 50 years, the Wooley family enjoyed

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the property. Walter Goodwin, who also lived in the valley and played polo at La Mesita, bought the ranch from Wooley on a handshake for an undisclosed price. Goodwin was the creator of the Rydal Press, the foremost New Mexico publishing house from 1933-1980. Today, La Mesita Ranch is an exquisite private 139-acre equestrian property north of Santa Fe’s downtown plaza at the junction to the high road to Taos. The gated property contains beautiful cottonwoods and gardens, rolling hills, pastures, stables, an indoor horse arena, the historic main home, a pool and tennis court, guest houses and 360 degree panoramic sunrise and sunset scenes overlooking the nearby mountains. When it comes to planning your dream wedding at La Mesita, “Once again there is no cookie-cutter format,” explains Lovato. “Every event has to be tailored


and customized to whatever it is the client wants. At the La Mesita Ranch, we’ve done everything from Western-themed weddings and black tie events to even firework shows. With more than 23 different menu options, we can customize a wedding package to meet any taste or budget.” “We have the most resources at hand,” extolls Lovato. “With everything from golf and spa to tennis and horseback riding – we have seven restaurants, a casino and three swimming pools – we have a small city at our hands to make a custom experience you’re not going to find anywhere else in New Mexico. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony or a full-blown gala-type event, we’re able to create whatever experience you’re looking for.” Hilton Santa fe Buffalo thunder 30 Buffalo thunder trail, Santa fe 505.455.5555 Buffalothunderresort.com

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CHRISTINE’S BRIDAL

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hen a woman gets engaged, the most exciting and stressful choices she will make revolve around the big day. She wants to look beautiful. She wants to feel good about herself. And, of course, she wants to be comfortable and at ease enough to truly enjoy her wedding. This is where Christine’s Bridal comes into the picture. A mainstay in the Santa Fe industry for almost 30 years, Christine’s Bridal has become the go-to shop for everything from the dress and tux to wedding planning services. Owner Nicole Castellano recounts, “One of the best parts of my job are the customers who come in and say, ‘My mother got her dress here. My sister got her dress with Christine.’ So they come back. Our core customers are Northern New Mexico families who have shopped here for generations. They constitute 50 to 60 percent of our business. The other

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portion is out-of-state. Texas brides are a huge customer base. They come to Wine and Chile Fest, or to ski, and now they want to get married here.” For the lucky soon-to-be bride, Christine’s Bridal will practically walk her down the aisle. With three wedding planning packages to choose from — the allinclusive White Trumpet, the mid-level Calla Lilly, and the Forget Me Not for the Do-It-Yourself bride — Christine’s Bridal can make the wedding planning seamless, efficient and fun. The White Trumpet package includes help with budget preparation, venue selection, vendor negotiations, clergy coordination, stationary review, tasting support, rehearsal plans, wedding gown delivery, gift bag suggestions and regular updates throughout the process. Christine’s Bridal planners are involved in every step of the journey. The White Trumpet package is ideal for the bride

who does not have the time or energy to pin down every last detail of her wedding. The Calla Lilly package is a great option for the bride who is looking for hands-on guidance but is also comfortable taking the lead on some aspects. With many of the same services as the White Trumpet package, the Calla Lilly allows the bride to handle some details on her own. Lastly, for the independent DIY bride, the Forget Me Not package simply brings the guidance of an expert to help make those wedding goals come to fruition, with basic services like vendor contract review, meetings with florists, clergy coordination, stationary review, rehearsal plans, and ceremony and reception outlines. “We’ve had a year under our belt since rebranding Christine’s and taking it to the next level. Christine herself said she was looking for someone who could do that when she retired. Christine

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had left the business and my team had been integrated for about two months when she called looking for something to do, so I told her to come back part time. Christine and I have a very special friendship and business rapport. I respect the woman incredibly. She’s a brand,” describes Castellano. She continues: “We try to make a connection immediately with a bride, and the dressing room is often where that happens. Christine always said that. That’s where we learn how the bride got engaged, who her maid of honor is, how they met, etc. The bride will then feel like she can trust us to help make some of the biggest decisions of her life. And we’re happy to be a part of that over the generations.” Castellano would know; she got engaged this past December on a beach in St. Thomas. She’s thrilled, and can empathize with her bride-to-be clients on the importance of getting every wedding detail just right. Castellano also comes with more than 25 years of high-end fashion experience. She has an Executive MBA (EMBA) from Baylor University, and was a former fur, luxury and leather buyer for Neiman Marcus, as well as national retail manager for the Bill Blass Luxury Outerwear division. Aside from bridal gowns and wedding planning services, Christine’s Bridal also carries dapper tuxes (from Jim’s Formal Wear), as well as elegant evening wear and even colorful quinceanera dresses. Whatever the big occasion, Christine’s Bridal has it covered. Says Castellano, “The most fun for me is working with the customers and designers and pretty much being the goto place in Santa Fe. We’re one of the top destination cities in the United States to get married. Designers want to be in Santa Fe, and where do you go if you want to be in Santa Fe? You go to Christine’s.” Christine’s Bridal 179B Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe 505.989.9688 Christines-bridal.com

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Get Your Bridal Glow at Glow Skin, Lash and Spray Tan Boutique By Tori Stafford Photos Pam Houser

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here is a special moment during each wedding when the bride arrives and everyone turns to watch her walk down the aisle.

perfected their services in helping brides look and feel wonderful when they say “I do.”

In that moment, when all eyes are on the bride, she wants her love and beauty to radiate from within her — she wants to glow.

“Basically, all of the services we offer are really great for brides,” Duvall says, noting that Glow will soon be offering even more facial and skin treatments to improve overall skin condition.

At Glow Skin, Lash and Spray Tan Boutique, owner Jonelle Duvall and her team know all about getting brides ready for their big day. Having relocated to a space that offers a more serene atmosphere, Glow has

“It’s is really important that a bride plans ahead and considers all of the treatments she will want before the wedding, because you really do have to time it all out for the best results.”

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Tucked away in their new secondfloor location on West Cordova Rd., Glow offers a wide range of services to get a bride and her bridal party truly glowing. For rejuvenating their skin to a healthy glow, Duvall suggests bridesto-be consider a series of six corrective chemical peels (one every two weeks), beginning 16 weeks before the big day. Glow also offers teeth whitening, which brides should consider a month to two months before the wedding. While she’s having her teeth whitened, a bride may


also consider a trial spray tan. A trial run is a great way to ensure the right depth of color for the big day. Should she require any adjustments, such as a lighter or darker overall tone, doing a trial run means there is time for Duvall and her team to tweak the formula to ensure a bride’s glow is perfect on her way to the altar. To help brides put their best face forward, Glow offers services in waxing and eyelash extensions. If having a wax treatment, the bride will want to ensure it occurs prior to a spray tan, which should be her very last treatment before the big day. Lash extensions can be done two weeks before the wedding, with a refill done just before, or can even be done up until the day before. At Glow, Duvall and her team want all bridal parties to have the best experience possible in preparation for the wedding. The staff are happy to extend their hours to accommodate larger parties and group rates. A bridal party bonding over Champagne and spray tans is a great prewedding experience.

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“Working with brides and wedding parties is always so much fun,” Duvall says.

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“Sometimes, women in the bridal party don’t know each other, and having them all in here together is a great way to get them talking and excited… they can really get to know each other and have a great time, while getting treatments to look their best for the big day.” PREVIOUS PAGE L-R Alondra Pinon, Jonelle Duvall, Maria Belen

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Your Best Photo Weddings, Portraits, Business and Restoration By Courtney Tait Photos Carolyn Wright

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The Photography Studio, Inc. “When you hire me, I am working for you to give you the image you are looking for. People often tell me they can’t believe they took such a great picture.”

“It’s very important for a photographer to communicate well with their subject to understand how they want to portray themselves,” says Carolyn, founder of

The Photography Studio offers a range of services, including family, maternity, pet portraits, graduate sessions, wedding and other event photography, and commercial images. The studio accommodates individuals and groups, and Carolyn offers shoots outside as well. Carolyn’s

hen photographer Carolyn Wright takes a clients’ photo, her goal is simple: to capture them the way they want to see themselves. It’s a philosophy that has guided her career for 34 years, since she launched her first photography studio in 1981.

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portable studio, which includes various lighting and background options, allows her to shoot portraits on site, easing the process for some clients. Prior to the session, Carolyn and her clients have a consultation (either over the phone or in person) to discuss the purpose and desired style of the photos. On the day of the shoot, Carolyn says her job is to set people at ease and make the experience as pleasant and fun as possible. “I talk to my clients throughout,


@thephotographystudio), welcomes pets in the studio.

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On the commercial side, The Photography Studio helps artists and businesses promote themselves with expert images. For instance, you can find many of her images in this very issue of Fine Lifestyles. Carolyn shoots products, staff, customers, headshots and anything else needed to show a business in its best light. As Santa Fe is known for its artistic community, much of The Photography Studio’s commercial work is capturing paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other art forms. Have an old family photo that’s faded or damaged? One of Carolyn’s specialties is photo restoration, a technique she perfected even before the digital era

telling them what’s going on, and why I’m doing whatever I’m doing,” she says. “It’s a creative adventure, and they are part of the process.” Included in every portrait session is the option of having your photos retouched. Carolyn shows her clients their images immediately after the photo session, helping them decide which images they want to keep and how much retouching to have done. “I can correct as much or as little as they like,” says Carolyn. “People love how flexible their options are.” Want to include your furry family member in a portrait? Carolyn’s expertise in capturing animals is clear by the pet portraits that adorn her studio. She has photographed not only dogs and cats but birds, horses, goats, chickens and snakes. As an animal lover herself (she fosters kittens from a local shelter and shares images of them on Instagram:

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when it was done by hand on large format negatives. “Back then you would lose some of the photo’s quality when restoring it, but with digital enhancement, you can bring back the quality, sometimes making the image better than it was originally,” she says. Carolyn makes a copy of the original image, then fixes flaws on it such as cracks, holes, fading, discoloration or tape marks. While many of her photography peers left the industry when it transitioned to digital, Carolyn says she embraced the technology. “I love computers, and couldn’t wait for digital photography,” she says. “The digital age has made restoration much better, because the computer can enhance extremely subtle shade differences. It’s so much fun to show a client their restored picture, and

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see their face light up. It’s like being a magician.” Carolyn also co-owns Ceramic Images of Santa Fe, which features ceramic gift items such as tiles, mugs and cutting boards adorned with photography. Clients can customize gift items with photos they choose, creating their own artwork. Ceramic Images has a wholesale side for artists as well, enabling them to feature their work on ceramic products they then sell through their own businesses. Whether she’s doing a portrait session, commercial work, or a restoration, Carolyn says seeing people’s faces when she unveils their finished product is her

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most fulfilling moment. “I also love that I get to create something that’s going to be around for a long time,” she says. “Photography often is something people put off until it’s too late, but families treasure photos. If your family hasn’t been photographed in five or 10 years, it’s time. If you are running a business or just starting one, have photos taken of it for your website and archives. Photos are history. Don’t lose the chance to create a visual timeline of your life.” The Photography Studio, Inc. 34 Verano Loop, Santa Fe NM 505 471.3212 photstudio@aol.com www.thephotostudio.com www.ceramicimagssf.com


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Enjoy the SECURITY & COMFORT of Aging in Place in Your Home HEALTH & WELLNESS

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ou love your home. Perhaps you bought it when you were young, or designed it from scratch, or even remodeled it recently. Perhaps you raised a family in your home, or perhaps your home is your own private reprieve. While the meaning of home differs from person to person, it is always a place of belonging. Distinguished from “house” or “abode,” a home has all the personality and personal memories its residents imbue in it. So when you or your loved ones age, it can be difficult to stay in your home but even more difficult to leave. Thankfully, with the help of a certified aging-in-place specialist, there is no need to leave your place of comfort as aging sets in. Lisa Samuel of Samuel Design Group is a certified aging-in-place specialist, a certification given by the National Association of Home Builders. While there are a handful of local builders who also have the certification, Samuel is a distinguished interior designer as well; with Samuel’s help, not only will your home be aging-friendly, it will look beautiful as well. “Anyone who is building a house, regardless of their age -- whether they’re in their 30s, 40s, 50s or beyond -- should think about agingin-place features,” advises Samuel. “It’s the perfect opportunity to implement all of the recommendations to create the type of a house one can grow old in. Even a couple buying a house who plan on starting a family and having children should start to think about it, because a house that is friendly for aging in place is also friendly and appropriate for a family.” Oftentimes, people buy a house that’s already built, but there are modifications that can be done to the house that can make it possible for someone to comfortably age in place without being disrupted from their life and having to move if they become ill or have an accident. There are plenty of things that can be done to an existing house that help make it aging-friendly. ABOVE Lisa Samuel

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For example, some common aging-inplace features are grab bars to assist in standing, wide hallways, one level homes without steps, and curb-less showers with a wide opening or door so if someone needs to use a walker or wheelchair they can simply roll right into the shower. “Any time you plan a remodel or any kind of change, you need to think about aging in place, and then of course having an aging-in-place specialist is key. CAPS (certified aging-in-place specialist) is a term that’s somewhat new, so people don’t necessarily about it. People in their 50’s are beginning to think about aging and possible lifestyle adjustments that might be necessary. We receive inquiries from folks frequently who are interested in re-modeling bathrooms to make them more aging friendly, and are delighted when they learn of my expertise in this area. As people get older they think about the importance of aging in place, but they don’t realize there’s something they can do about it. Maybe AARP talks about some of these features, so they’re generally aware of it, but they don’t know who to turn to in order to implement it,” describes Samuel. With Samuel, your home can continue to be the place you return to after a long day, the place you share with family and friends, and a place filled with beloved memories. But it can also be a place that offers peace of mind in that it is equipped with amenities that make it safe and secure to age within. On top of that, Samuel can offer her signature look and feel, making your home deliciously designed and ready for whatever tomorrow brings. “It’s not about handicap,” notes Samuel. “It’s about being able to stay in a home you don’t want to leave. You don’t want to move to a nursing home or live in an assisted facility if you can help it. You want to stay at home. If your home is prepared and has the necessary features, the chances of you staying in your home are greater.” Lisa Samuel Samuel Design Group 428 Sandoval St. B, Santa Fe 505.820.0239 www.samueldesigngroup.com

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Providing HIGH QUALITY Oral and Maxillofacial Care Photos Linda Carfagno

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onita Medical Center is unique in that it is an oral and maxillofacial practice with an area dedicated to skin care. With specific regard to its maxillofacial care, Bonita offers dental implants, bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal, oral pathology, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma treatment, facial cosmetic procedures, CO2 laser treatments, Botox® and dermal fillers. Owner Dr. Edward Urig has been practicing comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgical care in Santa Fe since 1986. He is dedicated to maintaining a reputation of excellence and is highly respected by both referring doctors and his patients. Dr. Urig gives back to the community through his

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involvement with Villa Therese Catholic Clinic where he has volunteered his services for the past 29 years. He was a member of the cleft palate team for Children’s Medical Services and has spent 10 years with Donated Dental Services - a group specializing in aiding disabled and elderly patients. When speaking about his practice, you can feel Dr. Urig’s enthusiasm: “I love what I do. I find it really exciting to get up and come to work every day. Bonita essentially specializes in procedures from the neck up. We’re somewhere between medicine and dentistry. We get patients referred to us by dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, physicians and even former patients. I’ve taken out wisdom teeth

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from people who are now sending me their kids. In fact, most of our patients are referrals from other patients.” With regards to the implant process, Dr. Urig describes, “With people who have lost teeth, their biggest fear is the gap where the tooth is missing. We can take a tooth out, put in an implant and put a crown on the implant all in the same day. Our patients leave here without a space in their smile. Many times a crown and implant will last the patient the rest of their lives.” Bonita works closely with general dentists; Dr. Urig focuses on the surgical aspects and the general dentists on the restorative dentistry. As a result of the


Debbie Urig and Dr. Edward Urig

“One thing we’ve emphasized all these years is the ‘wow factor’ - patients may come in a bit anxious, but they leave saying, ‘Wow, that was great!’ two professionals working in tandem, patients get better results. Dr. Urig also stresses his availability to his patients: “People ask, ‘Can I call you on the weekends?’ And I say, ‘Sure.’ It’s not a problem to pop in to ensure they’re okay. And if there is a problem I can solve it earlier as opposed to a bigger problem later. The dentists I work with know they can call me anytime. If they have a patient that needs to be examined, I tell them to send them over, even if I have to stay late or work through lunch. We’re here for our patients.” Dr Urig’s wife Debbie, who runs the adjoining skin care clinic, adds “One thing we’ve emphasized all these years is the ‘wow factor’ - patients may come in a bit anxious, but they leave saying, ‘Wow, that was great!’’ Bonita Medical 1700 Hospital Drive, Santa Fe 505.988.2121 bonitamedical.com

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The Healthy Tan: Get and Maintain a HealthConscious Glow

so not only does it save your skin from damage, it saves you time and money too. And with the following tips and information, you can have and maintain a healthy glow any time of year.

Before Your SpraY Tan

Jonelle Duvall Glow Skin, Lash and Spray Tan Boutique 502 West Cordova Rd. Santa Fe 505.471.1008 info@geturglowon.com www.geturglowon.com

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here is nothing quite like the sun-kissed glow of a tan to complement the wardrobes of the sunnier seasons. And while the health risks and side effects associated with traditional sun bathing and tanning beds far outweigh the benefit of a good tan, there are other options to garner a glow.

Today’s spray tanning treatments offer an even, radiant tan without the risks of UV rays. One spray tan sessions is equal to roughly six UV tanning bed sessions,

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Keep in mind you will not be able to shower, sweat or get wet for eight to 12 hours following your spray tan treatment, unless you upgrade to a fast-acting solution. This means your spray tan must be your last treatment of the day, and cannot be followed by exercise or swimming. Hair removal prior to the spay tan is important because shaving or waxing will exfoliate the skin, causing your tan to disappear faster. If you are going to wax, do so the day before your spray tan. Shower and exfoliate the day of or before your spray tan. Because a spray tan affects the first layer of the skin, you want to remove any dead skin cells you can before the treatment so your tan will last longer and fade evenly. It is a good idea to have nail polish or a clear coat on your nails prior to the

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treatment so they can be easily wiped down and resist discoloration. If you are having a spray tan in preparation for an event, it is best to have a trial spray tan done in advance so your technician can tweak the formula as needed to obtain the perfect glow for you. Do not wear makeup or moisturizer on the day of the spray tan (or remove it before the treatment).

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Following the treatment, you will want to have loose clothing on, preferably in a darker color. You cannot get wet for up to 12 hours. Your technician should explain when and how to shower off the spray tan treatment, which continues to develop for 24 hours. Once you have showered off the initial spray tan, moisturize at least once a day. Moisturizing twice daily is recommended for maintaining your tan as long as possible. Be gentle to your skin following your spray tan and avoid exfoliation, as this will cause the tan to fade faster.


MEDICATIONS TAILORED

Specifically for You By Deborah Stone Photos Luke Montavon

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el Norte Pharmacy on Galisteo St. has long been a fixture in Santa Fe. The independent business — which has one other location in nearby Las Vegas, New Mexico — is known for its custom made medications or compounding. The practice of compounding, an ageold process dating back to the origins of pharmaceuticals, is the art and science of creating personalized medications. However, it’s only been within the last two decades that compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications. Compounding pharmacists work directly with doctors and practitioners to

provide personalized treatment options to patients. The medications may be given transdermally, through the skin, in lipsticks or lip balms, and in oral and topical sprays, or sublinguals.

from highly reputable suppliers and they are all FDA inspected. He says, “Our policies and procedures comply with the strictest guidelines to insure safety and efficacy.”

“We’ve been compounding medications since we opened,” says Brian Hunt, one of Del Norte’s three pharmacists. “We like to be known as Santa Fe’s compounding specialists.” Hunt notes that most pharmacies don’t compound because of the need for specially trained staff, proper facilities and specific equipment. “Here at Del Norte,” he adds, “we send the staff members involved in compounding for extra training. They actually attend a program at a compounding school.” Additionally, Hunt emphasizes that the pharmacy’s chemical ingredients come

Hunt explains the two most prominent uses of compounded medications are for biomimetic hormone replacement therapy and topical pain treatments. He says, “With biomimetic hormone replacement therapy, the advantage is you can use more natural forms of estrogen that mimic or replicate what your body produces naturally, both the type and amount. This is opposed to manufactured hormones that will include a combination of synthetic estrogens.” In regards to pain treatments, Hunt states that all oral pain meds have side effects,

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“Patients understand these medications are better able to suit their individual needs and that it’s not a one-size-fits-all type of solution. And they like that they have the ability to use different treatment modalities.” as well as a potentially addictive nature. With topical treatments, however, these effects are minimized because you are absorbing less systemically, or within the body’s bloodstream. “With the topical, you can apply it on the skin directly to the specific site — you can focus the medication better on where it’s most needed and where it will be the most effective,” he adds. “We can also combine several different types of medication in a compound to make it more effective.” The cost of the biomimetic hormone replacement therapy will depend on the particular product. Hunt comments that some insurance plans will cover this type of treatment, but others won’t. In general, biomimetic hormone replacement therapy is comparable

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or can even be more affordable than manufactured hormones and other alternatives. Pain creams, on the other hand, tend to be more expensive, but they are more frequently covered by insurance companies. Del Norte also has an in-house savings club to help patients with the cost of compounded, regular and over-the-counter medications. Over the years, Hunt has seen an increase in patient receptiveness to compounded medications. He says, “Patients understand these medications are better able to suit their individual needs and that it’s not a one-size-fits-all type of solution. And they like that they have the ability to use different treatment modalities.” Doctors also view compounded medications as a good alternative to traditional pain medications because they can circumvent a lot of side effects and lessen the addictiveness potential. Del Norte is well regarded in Santa Fe, not only for its ability to compound medications, but also for its stellar customer service. As an independent pharmacy, it can’t compete on volume

with the larger chain businesses, but it can make sure it stands out when it comes to personal service. “Our customers are very loyal and we strive to maintain that loyalty by attending to our customers’ needs and by providing good, prompt, individualized service,” says Hunt. “We know most of our customers by name and many have been with us a long time. Repeat business is important to us. That’s how we survive.” Del Norte prides itself on being a one-stop, hometown pharmacy and medical equipment provider. The store sells a variety of prescription and nonprescription medications, administers an array of immunizations and vaccinations. It also offers a large selection of home medical supplies. And if you’re a pet owner, you’ll be delighted to know that Del Norte’s pharmacists work with veterinarians to make custom pet prescriptions. Del Norte Pharmacy 1691 Galisteo St., Santa Fa 505.988.9797 Delnortepharmacy.com

Brian Hunt, Pharmacist

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TH E MONTE CITO Paving the Way in Luxury Senior Living Photos By Sandra Schoenenstein

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ust off Rodeo Road is the stunning senior community of The Montecito, the most luxurious of its kind in Santa Fe. With independent, transitional and assisted living on a campus that boasts just about every amenity one could ask for, The Montecito is where retirement and resort-style elegance meet. Executive director Jack Aronauer comes with 23 years of experience in senior care. When it comes to his plans for The Montecito, he says, “We’re revitalizing, rejuvenating and reenergizing. We’re putting an enormous amount of capital

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investment in the property to assure we exceed all expectations.” Voted Best Senior Community in New Mexico, The Montecito’s highlights include a clubhouse, 24-hour concierge service, Garbo’s Restaurant (open to the general public and run by executive chef Arnold Arvizo who hails from a Le Cordon Bleu and Four Seasons background), the Starlight Lounge and Cabaret (with happy hour, drinks, music and live entertainment), a full-service spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a juice bar, an exercise room offering yoga, Zumba and Wii fitness, hot tubs, a salon and

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barber, a library, an art studio and events ranging from cooking classes and movies to educational seminars and black jack. To round-out resort expectations, a movie theater, putting green, shuffleboard and swimming pool are soon to be added. Independent apartments range from 1 bedroom/1 bath and 2 bedroom/2 bath to 2 bedroom/2 bath plus a den. Included are daily continental breakfast and dinner prepared by the executive chef, bimonthly housekeeping and linen service, washer/dryer, utilities, transportation, an emergency call system, social events and full access to the country club amenities.


Assisted living apartments vary from studios and 1 bedroom/1 bath to a large 2 bedroom/1.5 bath. With nurses and trained caregivers on call 24-hours a day, assisted living includes all the luxuries The Montecito has to offer alongside individualized care, case management, help with all activities of daily living (ADLs), medication monitoring and administration, security features like walk-in showers and pull cords in every unit, and assistance with meals. For other Santa Feans who want to join the exceptional country club-like environment, The Montecito also offers outside memberships which allow access to the spa/fitness center, restaurant, bar and lounge. The entire campus is petfriendly and covered with walking paths

and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and plateaus. The Montecito also recently acquired the neighboring property, expanding its campus to 15.5 acres. “We have a lot of ideas for that piece of land. Most likely we’re going to build 45 to 60 more units. We’re probably going to build memory care and more assisted living — that will give us the full continuum of care. That means someone can move in living independently on their own, and then as they get older can come into our transitional unit, and then into assisted living, and then if necessary into memory care,” explains Aronauer. The Montecito is part of LifeHOUSE Health Services, based out of Culver

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City, California, and where Aronauer worked as a corporate officer for the past five years on both the clinical to operational side. Aronauer relates: “We purchased a property in Arizona very similar to our Montecito here in Santa Fe. We quickly took the census from 48 percent occupied to 100 percent with 14 future residents on a waiting list. I feel confident that we can do the same here in New Mexico. We have the skill set and the expertise to make The Montecito a destination of choice for seniors all across the United States.” He continues: “We boast a stellar group of department heads and staff who are truly committed and dedicated to delivering the best care and the highest customer service possible. Many of

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our department heads have relocated to be a part of this amazing community. We can easily differentiate ourselves from our local competition with our luxurious environment, free-standing restaurant, full-service bar with a stage for live entertainment, and opulent spa/ fitness center and salon. We have everything an individual looking to retire would seek in Santa Fe and we will strive to keep you healthy, happy, vibrant and independent.” Whatever your stage of retirement, The Montecito has just about every luxury and amenity you can imagine, as well as the care and community to give you peace of mind. Or as Aronauer puts it, “Life doesn’t end at the senior level; life only begins at the senior level.” . The Montecito Santa Fe 500 Rodeo Road Santa Fe 505.428.7777 www.montecitosantafe.com ABOVE Jack Aronauer, Executive Director, Arnold Arvizo, Executive Chef

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Aspen Medical Center and Aspen Wellness Urgent Care, Primary Care, and Acupuncture All Under One Roof

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spen Medical Center and its newest addition - Aspen Wellness - are offering the gamut in primary care, urgent care and even holistic medicine. From family doctor appointments and urgent visits to preventative medicine, chronic disease management and acupuncture, Aspen Medical/ Wellness Center is one of Santa Fe’s most wellrounded treatment centers, finding that perfect balance between Western and Eastern medicine. Started in early 2013 by Andrew Ropp, M.D., Aspen Medical Center is dedicated to serving the Santa Fe community’s health care needs. Dr. Ropp explains, “Aspen Medical Center is a collective vision to create

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our ideal health care center. It’s a one stop shop where we do urgent care, primary care, x-rays and labs. My background is in family medicine. When you’re trained in family medicine, you’re trained to look at the whole person and view people in the context of their families and communities. There’s an emphasis on prevention and community health.” Aspen Medical Center’s urgent care is particularly accessible; it’s open seven days a week from 8am (9am on weekends) to 9pm with no appointment necessary. All basic insurance is accepted, and Aspen Medical can perform about 80 percent of what the ER can do at approximately one fourth the cost. In the rare event Aspen Medical Center cannot fully address an emergency medical issue, patients are stabilized and transported by ambulance to the emergency room. The center’s primary care hours are currently Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. In addition to Dr. Ropp, the other medical providers at Aspen Medical include Cindy Forno, M.D., Scott Walker, D.C., NP-C, and Abby Rodriguez, FNP-BC. All are currently accepting new patients.

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All these medical providers have a panel of patients who they treat with respect and the kind of intimacy a well-trusted family doctor can offer. Should a condition require the help of a specialist, the team at Aspen can order lab tests, imaging studies and make the appropriate referrals. For instance, a person with an acute knee injury might arrive in the

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urgent care, get an x-ray on site, have an MRI ordered if necessary, and be referred to an orthopedic specialist. After this thorough care, such patients often decide to use Aspen for their primary care needs. Dr. Ropp is proud of the healing atmosphere for which Aspen Medical Center has quickly become known. “I believe we’ve done a good job of

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creating a place that benefits everyone. We’ve created a positive and healing atmosphere, and a place where people like to work. When people come in as clients or patients, they can feel that energy. It’s conducive to healing,” he says. In addition to the urgent and primary care services offered through Aspen Medical Center, Aspen Wellness was opened this past year, offering acupuncture, bodywork and herbal remedies. Led by Rachel Ropp, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, the Wellness Center complements the medical center by offering patients alternative treatment modalities. Rachel Ropp describes, “My husband was actually trained in acupuncture himself. He always had a vision of doing integrative medicine. He was trained in acupuncture by the Indian Health Service on the Hopi Reservation to provide acupuncture for people with chronic pain. That’s how I became interested in Chinese medicine and that’s the reason we moved to Santa Fe. Aspen Medical has been open for two years. We just opened the Wellness Center at the end of 2014. We offer acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, Reiki and essential oils. We really want

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the Wellness Center to be far more than a simple acupuncture clinic. We also offer a weekly Qi Gong class (Chinese exercises for health and longevity), and have created a walking club. In the spring, Aspen Wellness will be the headquarters for a ‘Hundred Mile Club’ during which city-wide participants will be challenged to build a healthy habit by walking a mile per day for one hundred days.” Dr. Ropp echoes Rachel’s sentiments: “I’ve always had an interest in complementary and alternative medicine. I was trained in acupuncture myself. I’m interested in what is known as integrative healthcare. That’s why we started Aspen Wellness. So much of Western medicine focuses on treating people who are already sick, but we also like to focus on prevention and keeping people healthy.” Many people do not get the preventative care they need to address problems before they become serious. To try to mitigate the problem, Aspen Medical does screenings to help prevent colon, prostate and breast cancers, as well as hypertension and diabetes. Ideally, the medical center and the wellness center support one another. A client might come in on the medical side

with headaches, vertigo, chronic pain or digestive problems who likes having the option of non-pharmacological, non-aggressive treatments such as acupuncture or bodywork. Conversely, someone might come in for a Wellness treatment and be referred to the medical side. Dr. Ropp clarifies: “Aspen Medical Center and Aspen Wellness are complementary practices. We see people in the medical center who can benefit from the services at the wellness center, and then of course Rachel is trained to recognize people who might need more than acupuncture and refers to the medical side if they need Western medical help.” He adds, “A lot of people in the health profession focus on one modality or the other, but I believe the two can work together. Acupuncture is one tool in the toolbox, and Western medicine is another tool. These two worlds don’t have to be mutually exclusive.” Aspen Medical/Wellness Center 3450 Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe 505.466.5885 www.aspenmedicalcenter.com www.aspenwellness.care ABOVE Rachel Ropp BELOW Dr. Andrew Ropp HEALTH & WELLNESS

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ancy King Zeckendorf wears her hair in an immaculate tight bun — a vestige of her ballerina days — and exudes both elegance and warmth. Her spry presence is a betrayal to the formidable force she has been in making Santa Fe a revered arts and culture destination. Currently chair of the board of directors at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (where she previously served as president for 12 years), Nancy has also served as president and chair of the Santa Fe Opera, president and chair of the Dance Notation Bureau and as vice president of the board of American Ballet Theater. To say she’s benefited and serviced the arts is an understatement. Nancy fell in love with dance at a young age. “I’d play records when I was three

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years old and move to the music. I always knew I wanted to be a dancer, and it was always the music that prompted me to want to dance. I grew up in a little tiny town in Pennsylvania called Tidioute. There was no dance teacher. We used to go to St. Petersburg, Florida in the winter, and I found a dance school there when I was 12. I went back to Pennsylvania and found a school 21 miles away. Mother said I could take lessons if I could get to the school. There was no bus so I used to ride in the mail truck. I would ride in the morning and come back in the evening and stay there all day helping with the other dancers,” she recalls. When Nancy was 17 she left for New York: “I ended up going to Juilliard the first year they had a dance department. From there I went to the Metropolitan Opera

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Ballet School. I got into a Broadway show and then I auditioned for the Met. They had 40 dancers for the company then, and I ended up performing for the Met for nine years. I also performed with the Santa Fe Opera.” It was while dancing for the Santa Fe Opera in the early 60s that she met her husband Bill, a real estate developer. They met on a blind date to the Bolshoi Ballet, arranged by Bill’s mother. In 1963 the couple married. From that early time in Santa Fe, Nancy remembers, “When I first came to New Mexico it reminded me of Greece. There’s a lot of Greece that’s about coming to terms with yourself and finding what’s real, and I found that here. As a friend of mine said, ‘You can’t come to Santa Fe and not change.’”


Upon returning to New York as a married woman, Nancy began serving on the board of the American Ballet Theater helping with fundraisers and galas. A funny anecdote she shares from her tenure there: “I got to know Jackie Kennedy while I was volunteering for ABT. We were sitting in a box one day watching a performance and she asked me, ‘How did you meet your husband?’ As I related the incident to Bill later, he said to me, ‘Why didn’t you ask how she met hers?!’” The Zeckendorfs relocated to Santa Fe permanently in the 1980s. One of Bill’s earliest projects was developing Los Miradores, a community near St. John’s College. Nancy took over the design and development of the project, discovering she had a passion for development almost as strong as her love for dance. “I’ve enjoyed my life because beyond dance I’ve been very engaged in redoing and redeveloping things. I like to make something work out of what you’ve got,” she explains. “What I’m doing is about space and design and line, which is also what dance is about. My husband loved that, and we had a lot to talk about and a lot to do together.” Beyond the Lensic and the Santa Fe Opera, Nancy was involved in the development of several of Bill’s real estate projects. The awards and recognition bestowed on the couple mounted as the years passed and their services to Santa Fe accumulated; they’ve even been recognized as Santa Fe’s Living Treasures. Bill passed away in 2014, shortly after the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Nancy, now in her 80s, is preparing to move to Los Miradores, the community she helped her husband develop in the 1908s. Her exquisite 6,000 sq. ft. Sierra Del Norte home is on the market with Barker Realty | Christie’s. She is going full circle and completely renovating a Los Miradores condominium with clean lines and plenty of windows and light. “I think Santa Fe is the best place in the world to live — the people, the climate, the culture,” Nancy extolls. As for what her future holds, whether dancing in her living room or embarking on a new project serving Santa Fe, it’s definite she won’t be sitting still. PREVIOUS PAGE Nancy at home in Santa Fe; On tour with the Met. TOP–BOTTOM Piano originally from the Drake Hotel in NYC, then on loan to Mikhail Baryshnikov for five years, now in Nancy’s home; Swan Lake recital; Nancy as a swan on rollerskates; Nancy in Opera Martha

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Performance Santa fe Bringing the World’s Finest Performers to the City Different

New York, London, Berlin… while you can expect to find world-class music, dance and theater in bustling cosmopolitan cities, you may not know you can experience the same exceptional artists without leaving New Mexico. As one of the premier presenters in the Southwest, Performance Santa Fe has delighted audiences for more than three-quarters of a century by bringing the world’s best artists to Santa Fe.

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n August 2014, Daniel Ulbricht and his Stars of American Ballet (principals and soloists from New York City Ballet) electrified audiences with two evenings of dance, including world premiere choreography by Justin Allen to music by Rodrigo y Gabriela, as well as choreography by Balanchine. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Tour traded London for the Lensic and brought a powerful production of King Lear to Santa Fe in October. In January 2015, The Hot Sardines took a break from sold-out gigs in New York City to cook up 20s, 30s, and 40s jazz on a cold winter’s night in Santa Fe during their first-ever national tour. Performance Santa Fe’s 2014-2015 season began with soprano Audrey Luna’s fearless coloratura complementing the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra in the Season Opening Concert, while 13-year-old Emily Bear, composer and virtuoso pianist, enchanted with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on Christmas Eve. New Year’s Eve was celebrated with Vadim Gluzman’s fiery violin. The season’s line-up also included an uplifting farewell performance by Anonymous 4 before their retirement next year. The second half of the season continues with the Spring Celebrity Series. And, though Performance Santa Fe’s 2015-2016 season will be just as stellar, it’ll be kept under wraps for a bit longer. The Spring Celebrity Series, which began with a recital by the legendary pianist Sir András Schiff on February 24 and ends with the renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble on May 11, will highlight some of classical music’s most transcendent artists. Susan Graham, Marc-André Hamelin, the Takács Quartet, Christian Tetzlaff, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will also appear in the spring series. Performance Santa Fe also dedicates itself to supporting music and performance education for Santa Fe students. This support includes providing professional mentors to school music programs, providing on-stage performance opportunities by school children for their families and all of Santa Fe to enjoy, as well as mentoring young people who show promise and uncommon musical talent. Their Family Concert Series provides an affordable opportunity for parents, grandparents and children to share the wonders of live performances.

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“Performance Santa Fe brings together the best of music, dance, and theater from all over the globe while never leaving this magical little city of Santa Fe,” says Performance Santa Fe Artistic Director Joseph Illick. “We cordially invite you to join us!” Performance Santa Fe 324 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. A Santa Fe 505.984.8759 www.performancesantafe.org

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GALLERY 901 Proposes a New Way to Buy and Sell Art

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ohn Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda, owners of Gallery 901 on Canyon Rd., are well-known as benefactors to the Encaustic Art Institute (EAI) and patrons of the arts. “People ask, ‘Why encaustic?’” relates Ikeda. “The vision for the EAI is to move it from Highway 14 into Santa Fe, where it will become the world’s preeminent encaustic art institute and museum with an annual international encaustic conference.” Schaeffer adds, “While we can’t be the epicenter of the world for oil painting, the very word ‘encaustic’ can become linked to Santa Fe which is primed to become the international hub of encaustic art.” As business partners with American Telepsychiatrists, Schaeffer and Ikeda built a company from scratch to become a multi-million dollar business, providing psychiatric services to over 100,000 people per year in under six years. Philanthropically, Schaeffer and Ikeda could do anything, but they love art and artists, and have a commitment to the community of Santa Fe. Anybody with money can open a gallery on Canyon

Rd. What’s different about Ikeda and Schaeffer is they took five years to become part of the community before opening Gallery 901. The general rule for artists looking for gallery representation is to look for a gallery that has been in business at least four years. That might be true for the typical gallery, but not at Gallery 901. Schaefer and Ikeda bring together passion, drive, their extensive understanding of psychology, great business sense and managerial skills. “We did it on our own so we could learn by trial and error, but six months into it we brought in local professional consultants as well as art gallery consultants from New York and Paris. We now have a social media expert and an experienced gallery manager with a proven track record. It’s all come together amazingly quick. A gallery’s goal must be to cultivate loyalty,” Ikeda shares, “to develop people into wise collectors who take pride in their collection and continue to grow it over a lifetime.” Schaeffer adds, “We work hard for our commission. We actively promote our artists and engage buyers, cross-promote

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with other dealers, and educate people about the art and artists we represent. But we have a larger mission.” With art buying, the old adage of ‘a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ is just plain wrong. A quick sale often leads to buyer’s remorse and drastically reduces the chances of purchasing art again. But facilitate a buyer to make a purchase that matches every identified, measureable need, and you will cultivate a joy of collecting art. This is the idea behind Schaeffer and Ikeda’s art buyer certification program. “There are a lot of people interested in art in Santa Fe, and a lot of guided tours of galleries. They’re usually about art education and not designed for buying and selling. We’re adding another option. With our new art buyer certification system, you answer an online questionnaire designed to identify your ‘art buying personality,’” Schaeffer explains. “Then, instead of randomly walking from gallery to gallery, now you can look at art and artists specifically suited to your interests and budget. What grew out of that simple idea is a complex algorithm designed to match buyers with galleries and artists. It’s not about promoting Gallery 901; it’s about promoting all galleries and artists.” Ikeda continues, “Many people are intimidated by buying art, afraid to ‘make a mistake’ or to spend ‘too much money on something I won’t like a year from now.’

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LEFT Chrome Sunflower in ice by John Schaeffer

They don’t trust their own taste. We want to make art shopping and buying a fun and rewarding experience for people who would buy art if they better understood the process. People spend a lot of time researching what automobile or TV to buy, but they have no understanding how to research art, artists and galleries.” Schaeffer expounds, “We developed a test that separates potential art buyers into broad categories and then fine tunes that information with details about interests. We’ve applied for a provisional patent on this process of using questionnaires identifying personality characteristics to buy and sell art. Sherry and I are interested in fundamentally changing the way art is bought and sold. We want art buying to be fun, intriguing and rewarding—not intimidating, scary and risky. We want to develop art collectors with confidence and new artists with high potential for success and growth. Art has to sell for both of those things to happen.” Once Ikeda and Schaeffer’s system is fully developed, it will look something like this: you register on their website and take the test. You’re then identified in terms of personality, taste and status, resulting in a badge of sorts identifying you as a capable buyer. You then literally wear this badge into art galleries. On the gallery side, subscribing galleries know they have a badged buyer before them, and Ikeda and Schaeffer have the participating gallery’s current inventory

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TOP Gallery 901 paint-out BOTTOM John Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda on segways

in their database. With the swipe of the buyer’s badge, the gallery instantly has three matching artists and paintings currently in stock to bring out and showcase. There is nothing left to chance. Everyone who takes the test is given the names of three artists and pieces of art that match their profile. “It’s valuable information, and people find it a lot of fun just taking the tests,” Schaeffer suggests. As you grow in knowledge and experience, you can build up your status as a buyer. You’ll have a profile on the website (public or private by choice), and you’ll continue to upload acquisitions to move up in status from Silver to Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Furthermore, Ikeda and Schaeffer plan to host an annual winter ball bringing together high-status collectors and artists to celebrate art and to mingle with like-minded people. “The biggest problem with the 50/50 commission split between galleries and artists is it’s hard for a collector to gain value in purchased art,” Ikeda describes. “If someone buys a piece for $5,000 and it doubles in value in five years, the collector has to solicit a seller who is going to take a 50 percent commission. If you can sell it, this brings you back to where you bought it five years ago. With our website, any art bought from a subscribing gallery can be put up for sale at any point for just a 10 percent commission. Suddenly, collecting has a higher potential to have a return on investment, and individual pieces continue to have a commercial life. Right now, a dealer’s idea of success is to get a work out the door and never see it again. But what if that dealer could continue to make revenue off a piece? Then he has a vested interest in not only the artist but in every piece that artist sells. Suddenly a body of work becomes much more valuable.”

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Artists will register on Ikeda and Schaeffer’s site as well, and they too will be categorized into productivity, promotability, class, category, genre, availability and mission. The website will use graphs to show an artist’s sales over time, as well as trends, promotions, exposure and exhibitions. A gallery owner using this system can show a potential buyer the investment probability of an artist. All promotional material done by a gallery is uploaded to the system as well so artists can see exactly how hard a gallery is working to earn its commission. A subscribing buyer to the website can search by categories of existing art, or you can commission the exact piece you desire. Schaeffer extrapolates, “If you want a 5’ x 5’ oil painting of a specific New Mexico church over your mantle, you can put out a request for a proposal with a questionnaire designed to pull specifics as to what best suits you. Artists can then submit a proposal explaining why they think they should be your artist. You’re now not only a collector of art, you’re a collector of fine artists.”

flowers and plants in blocks of ice, use the New Mexico sunrise or sunset as our light source, and then take photos through the ice. It provides amazing effects.” The art buyer certification program and guided tours roll out summer 2015. Galleries should be scrambling to subscribe to the website to post their inventories to get ready for the tours. In the next five years, Schaeffer and Ikeda plan to open additional galleries in San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London, and Paris to add to Gallery 901 in Santa Fe, and they fully intend to fundamentally change the way art is made, bought, sold, and collected. Both artists and collectors should take notice of Gallery 901 now and get in on the ground floor. A combined opening of Gallery 901’s expanded space and grand opening of the EAI’s new space at 632 Agua Fria St. is scheduled for March 27. Visit www.gallery901.org for details.

Ikeda and Schaeffer are also talented artists. “We have a show in June highlighting our ice photos,” says Schaeffer. “We freeze

Gallery 901 901 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe 505.780.8390 www.gallery901.org

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It’s that time of year when winter is well past its prime and the first notes of spring hint of warmth on the way. For the Santa Fe Symphony, it’s also time for Beethoven. “We’ve been doing Beethoven for well over two decades, and it’s an opportunity to get rid of the doldrums,” says Greg Heltman, Santa Fe Symphony’s founder and general director.

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“Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is sort of a special piece for me,” Chen reminisces. “It was the first piece I ever played with an orchestra — I played the third movement with the regional orchestra where I grew up when I was nine. It’s an incredible piece.” With Chen in the house, the Beethoven Festival on March 15 is bound to delight new and seasoned music lovers alike.

eltman continues: “There’s a reason we still play Beethoven’s music. It speaks to the listener, it’s familiar and yet there’s something new to discover with each hearing. The Beethoven Symphony No. 2 is considered a transitional piece from the Mozart mode. Mozart was very formalistic, and Beethoven used some unusual harmonies — unusual for his day; now they sound very familiar to us. Beethoven is also very rhythmic. Listen for the rhythms, and also listen for the virtuosity. During Beethoven’s time, he was the pianist of all pianists in Vienna.”

The Symphony’s next gust of springtide is Spring Joy on April 12. With compositions by Dvorˇák, Sibelius and Brahms, Spring Joy audiences are in for a treat: guest violinist Alexi Kenney will be joining the symphony to play the Sibelius Concerto for Violin.

But it’s not just a bit of Beethoven with which the Symphony rids the doldrums; no, they’re ringing in spring by bringing in guest pianist Sean Chen, 2013 winner of the American Pianists Association’s DeHaan Classical Fellowship and in the same year the Crystal Award Winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Kenney won the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition at the ripe young age of 19. In 2012, he was the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition winner. On the opportunity to visit the City Different, Kenny says: “I’ve never been to Santa Fe before but I’ve heard a lot about its rich arts and

culture scene. The Santa Fe Symphony in particular is a great organization. I’m extremely excited.” “Alexi Kenney is a young phenom. And the Sibelius violin concerto he plays is beautiful and rapturing. It truly is a remarkable work,” notes Heltman. Kenney adds: “Sibelius is one of my favorites to perform and listen to.” Also on the Spring Joy program is Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. “Brahms plays with the placement of the beat in waltz time, throwing the strong beat off its usual place. It gives a remarkable feeling of making listeners unsettled and then bringing us back to a comfortable place. Listen for the French horns and thematic material, especially in the last movement,” suggests Heltman. Spoil your ears this March and April with the Santa Fe Symphony’s spring programs, a lush herald of warm weather to come. For more information visit www.santafesymphony.org.

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Caring for Your Artwork

Matthew Horowitz Director of Conservation Goldleaf Framemakers 627 West Alameda Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.988.5005 F 505.988.5010 www.goldleafframemakers.com

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veryone owns art. You may have built a collection around a particular style or artist, or you may have a painting hanging in your living room your grandfather made. Your art may have monetary value or it may have personal value, but one thing holds true regardless of where you fall on the spectrum: your art needs to be taken care of. Galleries and museums already know what’s needed to care for a painting to honor the artist’s original vision, but do you?

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Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (attributed), Untitled (Still Life), circa 1659. This still life, attributed to 17th century French master Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, was restored by Matthew Horowitz and is now on display at Matthews Gallery at 669 Canyon Road. Monnoyer completed decorative painting commissions for Louis XIV at the Palace of Versailles, and his work appears in the permanent collection of the Louvre.

Matthew Horowitz, director of conservation and restoration at Goldleaf Framemakers, can tell you what the galleries do to care for their artwork. After all, he’s the go-to guy for the galleries. “Often, collectors and art owners aren’t aware restoration is an option for them. But restoration isn’t just for the galleries and museums. They don’t realize that I work on different kinds of paintings, masterpieces and family heirlooms alike,” Horowitz said. Another common reaction, Horowitz adds, is people are often intimidated by the prospect of bringing in a piece of

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art. “I let everyone know that they will be treated fairly whether they are a museum, gallery or private owner.” Horowitz worked at a well-known framing and conservation business in New York on paintings by Degas, de Kooning and Dali, to name a few. “There was the expectation that I had to make it perfect and I had to do it fast,” says Horowitz. “The paintings were either on display in museums or in the finest galleries in Manhattan. I’ve carried that state of mind with me in all of the work I do. I treat every job like it will be in a museum.”


Horowitz offers these bits of advice to help assess the condition of your artwork: First is understanding the difference between conservation and restoration. Conservation entails treating art to keep its value and integrity. There are various methods used to ensure the painting stays in as close to its original condition as possible. The treatment must achieve this by using ethical standards and materials certified by the American Institution of Conservators. Restoration, on the other hand, is needed when a painting has tears, chipping, paint loss, dulled colors, or stains. This process involves a combination of matching textures and colors to mitigate any appearance of damage. Cleaning the painting falls under both restoration and conservation. This process incorporates deducing the cause of discoloration and the type of dirt present, and then removing it with appropriate detergents and solvents without affecting the original paint. If your painting has been around smoke, hanging in a kitchen or direct sunlight, seems dull or dirty, or you do not know if it has ever been treated, you should consider having your painting examined.

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Local Author Captures

LocaL FLavor A By Emmaly Wiederholt Photography by Brad Bealmear

uthor Jann Arrington-Wolcott radiates the spirit of the Southwest. Her fingers and neck are adorned with silver and turquoise, and her home is beautified with kachinas and pottery. Her New Mexican spirit can be found in her books as well. Both her newest book, Deathmark, and her first book, Brujo — which was made into the movie Seduced by Evil — are as rooted in the local fabric as Arrington-Wolcott herself. A third generation New Mexican, Arrington-Wolcott grew up on a cattle ranch in the Southern part of the state. Of her first experience in the City of the Holy Faith, she recalls, “I fell in love with Santa Fe when I was 14 years old, and it is one of the true loves of my life. Coming from a ranching community and dancing in the plaza, it was just grand. I thought then at age 14 that I would live here someday. And I did; I have been here for 50 years.” Once an actress, teacher and journalist, ArringtonWolcott came into authorship later in life. “I got the idea for my first book from an article I was writing. Then the characters came to life and started talking. I was playing with the story on weekends and in the middle of the night for a couple of years. I was having a ball. It was sexy and scary with a great history in it,” she remembers. “I want to entertain, and through the entertainment I want to inform readers about things they wouldn’t normally experience,” remarks Arrington-Wolcott. “I

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take a character, and put the character in hot water, put them in danger.”

Deathmark is the story of Callahan, a famous Santa Fean artist. Her paintings depict her vivid dreams of being a young Lakota woman in the late 1700s. “She feels like she’s living in two different worlds — a foot in her daytime world and a foot in her nighttime world. As a Lakota woman, her husband is killed by a grizzly bear, so that’s the death mark,” describes Arrington-Wolcott.

Things take a turn for Deathmark’s heroin when a male escort in San Francisco has the same markings as the slain Lakota husband in her dreams. Arrington-Wolcott muses: “Deathmark is cross-genre like life is cross-genre. We have tragedy, horror, uplift, faith and surprises.” Deathmark is currently in talks to be made into a movie. It has been rewritten as a screenplay, and contracts are pending. “I wonder what kind of karma I have,” exclaims Arrington-Wolcott. “I’ve written two fictions and they will both be movies. People ask me, ‘How can I get my book made into a movie?’ And I don’t have a clue. I know you have to have the right product and then you have to meet the right people, but I didn’t have a clue this was all going to happen.” Find Arrington-Wolcott’s books at local bookstores and on Amazon and Kindle.

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Signature Cocktails AT THE JEAN COCTEAU CINEMA By Emmaly Wiederholt Photos Linda Carfagno

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LEFT Donato Giancola (Illustrator of the 2015 Calendar “A Song of Ice & Fire”) TOP LEFT George R.R. Martin and actor Pedro Pascal, who played Red Viper in ‘Game of Thrones.’ TOP RIGHT Performer and musician Amanda Palmer

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t’s the end of another long day. Perhaps you want to watch a movie, pick up a great sci-fi novel, or attend a local event. Or maybe you want to do one of the three with a great drink in hand as well. Lucky for you, the Jean Cocteau Cinema not only shows films, sells great sci-fi novels and regularly hosts events, but they also have a full bar with carefully concocted cocktails specifically served with a reason or season in mind. The Jean Cocteau Bar opened in January 2014 as phase two of the cinema. Owner, founder and local celebrity, George R.R. Martin, was interested in providing customers the rare opportunity to not only purchase popcorn and soda, but also wine, beer or spirits to take into the theater for the ultimate cinema experience. He was pleased when the Jean Cocteau Cinema was approved for a full liquor license and could now provide patrons with drink specials that promoted movies and special events and also paid tribute to visiting guest authors, artists, directors, film producers and musicians. “We have special guests who come to the area, and we like to cater and tailor our drinks to them. For example, we had Amanda Palmer who likes Champaign cocktails, so we came up with a concoction that had edible flowers in it. We called it The Deflowering. It had vodka, Champaign, black currant and vanilla,” describes Melania Frazier, general manager. She continues: “People don’t really know we have a bar. They think we’re just

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a theater, but our theater is based on the European model. Yes, you get your popcorn but you also get your drinks and you’re welcome to take your drinks into the theater. It’s not just beer and wine either; we have a full liquor license. We have cocktails just like any bar, but we like to make them themed around our special guests. In addition, we always serve the Burning Tumbleweed and Smoky Margarita, and we also have our own Game of Thrones beer. It’s a Valar Morghulis Dubble Ale. We also serve Mountain Mead and Santa Fe Ciderworks Hard Apple Cider, which are another of our little flairs. George likes for everybody to feel welcome and have a special drink.” Frazier and her husband Mateo usually come up with the unique cocktails, as they have experience owning and running a bar from when they lived in Colorado. “In terms of having special guests, Carrie Vaughn came who wrote the Kitty Norville series. The heroine is very strong; her kind of drink is an Old Fashioned with bourbon. So we made the Kitty’s Old Fashioned because it was related to the main character Kitty Norville. When author Dennis Lehane came we created The Bad Guy with rum, coconut and grenadine. We have at least two special guests a month, sometimes more. We have lots of fun stuff coming up,” she relates. The Jean Cocteau Cinema bar hours are Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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The Ambience of

El Farol

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Farol translates from Spanish to English to mean lantern, or light. Aptly named, some might call El Farol a particularly bright light among the many lights of Canyon Road. For the past 180 years — since 1835 — the old adobe building that houses El Farol has been a warm gathering place of great food, outstanding entertainment and warm friendship.

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avid Salazar bought El Farol on July 18, 1985. Before that, he worked in a number of fields ranging from cable television to contractual work for the government. Born in Hernandez, New Mexico (made iconic by Ansel Adams “Moonrise over Hernandez”), Salazar’s family history in New Mexico traces back to 1793. Salazar’s father ran a general store and the family used to deliver all the way up to the Colorado border. Salazar left New Mexico after high school and lived and worked around the United States. Before moving back to New Mexico, he was in Washington D.C. developing rural economic policy for the Carter administration.

When he returned to New Mexico, he continued to do contractual work for the government, but also took up real estate. As for how he came to own and run El Farol, he relates, “I listed El Farol and started looking at it more and more, thinking it was something I’d like to do. So I bought my own listing. I had never worked in a restaurant before in my life.” Though the building itself has housed businesses since 1835, it came to be known as El Farol in 1968. Salazar kept the name. “People liked the name and remembered it. The fact that El Farol is on Canyon Road, that it’s been here forever, that artists and musicians are associated with it — I wanted to keep all that but still bring in new life,” Salazar recounts.

He continues: “I took a big chance with the menus. I did something that hadn’t been done here yet in Santa Fe at the time. I set up Spanish food, very European, very Iberian Peninsula: tapas and entrees with a lot of seafood. Spain is the second country in the world as far as eating seafood is concerned. But of course we also added a New Mexican twist, adding a bit more picante and salsa.” Salazar is particular in serving wines that complement the menu. “We only have wines from Spain, Argentina, Chile and New Mexico. We pay special attention to New Mexico wines. New Mexico was the first place in the United States where wine was grown commercially, dating back to 1629. So we pay homage to New Mexico

ABOVE David Salazar, owner

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for its longest wine history in the United States. The Spaniards and the wines were here when Plymouth Rock was just a pebble.” El Farol is not simply a historic restaurant with a delectable menu; it also serves as the seat of some of Canyon Road’s best night life entertainment. “I take umbrage when people say there’s no night life in Santa Fe. For the past 28 years, we’ve had live music here at El Farol seven days a week. Basically we try to have people come out, have good food, listen to a little bit of music or dance and get home by 10:30 and still be able to function the next day. On the weekends, we let our hair down a little bit more and stay a little bit later,” describes Salazar. 2015 marks the 30th year of Salazar’s ownership and direction at El Farol. To celebrate, El Farol recently simplified and condensed its menu — while of course keeping old favorites — to also feature new items made with local fresh ingredients when possible. Salazar also plans to introduce more dinner shows featuring flamenco, blues and Broadway. “We keep adding and changing to stay relevant after 30 years,” says Salazar. Earlier this year, El Farol was listed on USA Today’s list of America’s most historic restaurants, mentioned alongside centuries-old dining spots around the country. So as Santa Fe celebrates Salazar’s 30 years at El Farol, the old adobe restaurant perhaps shines even brighter than usual. It is not only a place where you can find superb food and talented entertainers, but where you can also find the community essence of Santa Fe, as rich with local flavor as it was 180 years ago and counting. El Farol 808 Canyon Road, Santa Fe 505.983.9912 www.elfarolsf.com CENTER Guitarras Con Sabor, Gypsy Kings

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Midtown Bistro

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Walking up to Midtown Bistro on San Mateo Rd., a series of fountains and trees greet visitors, immediately stirring a sense of Zen. Upon entering the restaurant — a large structure with thick walls and high ceilings — the calm energy grows to become uniquely elegant. The dining room is open yet intimate, with fresh roses adorning each table. The already rich sensory experience becomes only more enhanced as savory smells waft from the kitchen and wash over the space, all before being seated.

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L-R Co-owners Edmund Catanach and Angel Estrada

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ut this wasn’t always the case. Before Midtown Bistro and its surrounding fountains and trees came to seduce locals and tourists alike, cement trucks came to load and unload at a concrete company located on the site. The current owner of the property and Midtown Bistro’s landlord, Burke Denman, had been a longtime businessman, contractor and developer in Santa Fe when he bought the land from the concrete company. At the time of purchase, the plot was at its rawest — covered in dirt, concrete and piles of sand. But Denman had a vision of turning the land into something that had a spiritual and Zen nature. “Burke developed this property with spirituality first and foremost in his mind,” relates Edmund Catanach, co-owner of Midtown Bistro. “The development of this land was very thought out. He put his soul into it. He built the structure that houses Midtown Bistro with the idea that it would be a restaurant one day, but he

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didn’t know when or how that would necessarily happen.” Catanach continues: “When we first saw the space, we couldn’t believe it was available. Chef and I had been looking for a while. We knew we wanted to be in this area. When we first walked in, it felt like home. It had a feeling of strength and good energy. Burke had always wanted a restaurant on the property, which surprised us. Not everybody wants a restaurant, as they can be hard on properties, but he seemed to know it was right for him and for us.” “We’re blessed,” says Catanach. “It has been a lot of fun over the past two years. We opened in 2013. We have a great staff; to have our employees on board with us because they share our passion is an honor, and it reflects to the customers when they come through the door.” Chef Angel Estrada has been in the restaurant business since he was 16 years old. He worked up the ranks, eventually

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becoming an executive chef. “Our chef takes American fare and blends it with his own brand of Southwestern flair. It’s incredible how he brings everything together. He’ll bring in chiles from Chimayo, fresh vegetables from the farmers’ market, even mushrooms from a guy who specializes in growing mushrooms. We were recently gifted a bottle of Wishniak cherry liquor from Croatia, and he’s going to make a special dessert topping from it,” describes Catanach. In Estrada’s kitchen, everything is made from scratch and ready to order with nothing manufactured. There’s no sauces sitting in a line on the stove getting steamed out; the food is made right then and there. In this way, Midtown Bistro is a hands-on operation. The strong connection and care Catanach and Estrada have toward their space, their meal preparation, their staff and, of course, their customers extend to even the artwork on the walls. “The art is significant. It was created specifically for


Midtown Bistro by Jason Roberts before he passed away,” shares Catanach. The little plot on San Mateo Rd. that once saw cement trucks coming and going is now home to Midtown Bistro and the surrounding gardens, fountains and businesses. The property Denman developed has grown from raw and industrial to a place of peace, communal gathering and delicious food. Catanach, Estrada and the staff recognize the impact Denman’s had on them and the space: “People are drawn together for certain reasons; we’ve been blessed since we opened the doors. We don’t take what we have for granted, and we want to continue to share our blessings, our passion and the gifts Burke has made possible for us with our community.”

TOP L-R: Bob and Starr Holland, Glorianna Lazane and Mark and Beth Hebner MiddLe Art by Jason Roberts BeLOw Building designed by Burke Denman

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Midtown Bistro 901 West San Mateo Rd., Santa Fe 505.820.3121 midtownbistrosf.com

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GRANDMA’S RECIPES with a Flair By Tobie Hainstock

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s you place it in your mouth, you let it lay on your tongue. Mmmm! The dark chocolaty goodness melts in your mouth, taking you back to grandma’s kitchen. You remember the warmth, the hugs, the smiles and the laughter. You remember the smells that came from the kitchen and how she would spoil you with treats. But wait! What’s this? Suddenly your tastebuds awaken as you experience the distinctiveness of chile. Your mouth is aglow with the thrilling sensation of sweet chocolate and spicy chile. Just a minute! Is that the salty nutty goodness of pistachio? Chile Pistachio Bark by Señor Murphy — sensual, exciting and delicious. Grandma certainly never served anything like this! As a fourth generation candy maker, Neil Murphy came to Santa Fe in 1971 with a pocketful of his Irish grandmother’s recipes and a dream to create something magical. “Murphy incorporated a New Mexican influence into the traditional recipes,” explains Harry Doscher, owner of Señor Murphy. According to Doscher, the most valued aspects of candy making at Señor Murphy’s are in maintaining the traditional methods. All fudges, brittles,

toffees and caramels are hand stirred in copper kettles and chocolates are hand dipped. This is done to ensure the rich, full taste and creamy texture meet the high standards of Grandma Murphy. He goes on to note only the finest ingredients are used; whenever possible, Señor Murphy sources top quality local suppliers which give every item on their menu a fresh local flavor. “We consider our candy making an art form or a craft,” he comments. “We do it all the old fashioned way and we can do it on a large enough scale to be the biggest candy maker in Santa Fe.” Doscher credits the excellence to the highly talented and dedicated staff at Señor Murphy’s. “Our candy is still crafted by the same candy makers as when we first opened. They started in their teens and learned the trade. The newer staff is made up of family members of our original team. We really are a family here.” The love and pride that goes into each piece of candy is evident in the remarkable quality and rich flavor. Señor Murphy offers a wide selection of candy, including decadent diabetic products with no sugar added. “They are so creamy and flavorful that you can’t even tell the difference,” states Doscher.

Purchase beautifully crafted custom parcels and packages designed by local artists that look as beautiful as the candy tastes. Ideal for gifts, special occasions or a treat for yourself; Señor Murphy candy is available online or in one of the four stores conveniently located throughout the Santa Fe area. For a taste of tradition with a southwestern flair, enjoy Señor Murphy chocolates and candies. Your tastebuds will thank you! Señor Murphy Candymaker DeVargas Center 177 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe NM 505.780.5179 LaFonda on the Plaza 100E San Francisco St Santa Fe NM 505.982.0461 Santa Fe Place Mall 4250 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe NM 505.471.8899 Buffalo Thunder Resort 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail Santa Fe NM 505.819.2151 Toll Free: 1.877.988.4311 www.senormurphy.com

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WHERE THE LOCALS GO FOR LUNCH

or to Dine With Great Wine By Deborah Stone Photos Luke Montavon

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erraCotta Wine Bistro is a smart casual food and wine restaurant located downtown in a charming 19th century adobe building near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. With globally-inspired food, wine and beer made from local and regional ingredients, TerraCotta Wine Bistro prides itself on its seasonally creative combinations. The ambiance is inviting, informal, upbeat and just plain fun — great for either intimate or large gatherings. Best of all, it’s moderately priced. Sold yet? TerraCotta is the inspiration of Executive Chef Catherine O’Brien (Chef Catie to her friends) and Glenda Griswold, owners of Peas ‘n’ Pod Catering. After years of often being encouraged by their many catering customers to open a restaurant, they finally did. Their stars aligned, and the timing, location and concept for TerraCotta Wine Bistro all came serendipitously together. Not only is TerraCotta a great place to grab a casual lunch or full-course dinner, it’s a wine bar as well, and currently

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listed as one of the top 10 wine bars in Santa Fe by USA Today. “We wanted it to be a wine bistro because we thought Santa Fe’s locals could use an easy place downtown to get a bite to eat and have an interesting glass of wine,” notes Griswold. “Our wine list is inclusive of all the areas in the world that produce quality wine, but it’s also at a reasonable price point. We sell $6 glasses of wine before 6 p.m., which includes anything we have by the glass, and we have 60 different wines by the glass at this point.”

previous owner began with talk about the weather and ended with him begging us to buy the restaurant.”

“Between the two of us, we’ve been in the food industry forever,” says Griswold. “We came to Santa Fe 19 years ago and opened the catering business Peas ‘n’ Pod. Two years ago, right about this time…” O’Brien interjects: “It was a cold February night and we had just seen a movie at DeVargas. We were hungry and looking for a warm, cozy place to eat.”

TerraCotta opened in July 2013. From the beginning, value was an important consideration for both Griswold and O’Brien. “Locals eat at our restaurant regularly because it’s hospitable and affordable. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion,” asserts O’Brien. “It’s really important for me to make comfort food for people. Even though it’s upscale, it’s still comfort food. People love sitting in our restaurant and enjoying the warm friendly atmosphere. I’ve cooked for

“We actually fell into it,” Griswold describes. “A short conversation with the

“I have to cook,” relates O’Brien. “If I’m away on vacation it makes me crazy. I’m always meeting chefs, going in their kitchens and learning new things. I even reinvent my breakfast. People tell me to stop playing with my food, but a lot of our great ideas have come from me playing with my food.” Griswold agrees, “That is true.”

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many celebrities, but I cook for everyone with the same care. I am just passionate about food.” What she doesn’t add, because she doesn’t need to: the food’s always great. TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., Santa Fe 505.989.1166 terracottawinebistro.com info@terracottawinebistro.com

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Delights for all Appetites at the

SWISS BISTRO & BAKERY By Deborah Stone Photos Luke Montavon

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hen Julio Marquez decided to open a restaurant of his own, he opted not to go the route of many Santa Fe eateries; instead of focusing on New Mexican cuisine, he chose to specialize in European dishes with origins in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. It was a matter of taste. Marquez simply liked the food from that part of the world and wanted to give locals and tourists a

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change of pace (and taste) from all the usual chile-laden fare. At Swiss Bistro & Bakery, a cozy and eclectic spot on Guadalupe St., you’ll first note the large glass case displaying an array of mouth-watering pastries, croissants, cookies and cakes – all baked fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. When presented with the menu, you’ll be amazed to see a range

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of exciting dishes ranging from hearty French onion soup and croque monsieur to chicken or pork jager schnitzel to Atlantic salmon with buere blanc sauce and fillet mignon with wild mushroom demi-glace. All of the dishes are served with locally grown vegetables. Crepes abound, sweet and savory, along with all different styles of mussels, fondue, salads, sandwiches and quiche. With a nod to Italy, there’s also pasta, lasagna,


“We want our customers to feel comfortable and at home. We also like to be a showcase for local artists’ work which we rotate on our walls.” risotto and even pizza. Burger lovers -- not to be forgotten -- will rejoice in such offerings as the monte christo burger, the black and blue, arugula and goat cheese, as well as Swiss and veggie. Early risers looking for breakfast will be equally satisfied with a selection of egg dishes and omelets, brioche French toast, eggs benedict and of course the heavenly croissants and Danishes. Manager Jennie Coe describes the bistro’s atmosphere as relaxed and artful. She says, “We want our customers to feel comfortable and at home. We also like to be a showcase for local artists’ work which we rotate on our walls.” The same goes for local musicians, featured Wednesday through Saturday evenings as well as on Sundays. The music spans from jazz and flamenco to traditional Irish. It’s all pre-set except for Wednesdays, when the bistro has open mike night. “We’ve just started the open mike night,” comments Coe. “We’re hoping to build it up. It’s a good opportunity for locals to come out and perform.” Since opening just a few years ago, Swiss Bistro & Bakery has earned a reputation for being a good meeting place for locals and tourists alike, as well as an ideal spot for business lunches. The location, according to Coe, is optimal. She says, “We’re in the Railyard District across from the train station, so in addition to the normal traffic we get a lot of passengers getting on and off the train which is great. They come in for a meal or to grab a pastry and beverage.” The bistro also offers an extensive selection of micro brews, imports and domestic bottled beers. And when it comes to catering your next event, the restaurant has you covered. “We are a full catering company as well,” notes Coe, “We work to fulfill all requests.” Swiss Bistro & Bakery 401 South Guadalupe St., Santa Fe 505.988.1111 www.swissbakerysantafe.com

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Traditional with a Twist Cowgirl Chef Patrick Lambert Spices up the Classics By Elaine Ritchel

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ith a menu as varied as it is classic -- filled with mouthwatering meals like the Bunkhouse Brisket and the Mother of all Green Chile Cheeseburgers -- The Cowgirl BBQ always seems to please everyone at the table. Thanks to its hearty fare, this local favorite consistently lands on the Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe lists and has appeared on the Food Network’s $40 a Day, Best. BBQ. Ever. and Heat Seekers. The Cowgirl’s award-winning menu reflects the taste of Chef Patrick Lambert, who claims his favorite style of cooking is “good food.” Hailing from Maine, Lambert

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cooked his way through college and spent several years in kitchens throughout the United States and Europe before landing in New Mexico in 1987. He’s been at the Cowgirl since 2001, where he distills all of that culinary knowledge to create meals that satisfy. “Comfort food is something that is really important to us, but it’s not old school. We try to upgrade and modernize it in a more contemporary and explorative manner,” explains Nicholas Ballas, coowner of the Cowgirl BBQ. For example, instead of typical meatloaf, the Cowgirl serves yak meatloaf on


The Cowgirl’s expanded catering menu, which includes Asian, Italian and Middle Eastern-inspired options, showcases Lambert’s versatility. While barbecue and burgers are popular catering picks, appetizers, tapas and special grazing menus are also perfect for any event, including corporate meetings, wedding receptions and family gatherings. The Cowgirl welcomes custom orders for groups of any size. When asked about his favorite part of the job, Lambert responds, “Really, it’s about the people. We care about our clients.”

EtouffEE saucE 2 cups diced onions 2 cups diced celery 1 cup diced green pepper 1.5 cups diced red pepper 8 cups of seafood stock 1/2 cups brown roux 1/4 cup Cajun spices 12 ounces butter 1. Sauté veggies in melted butter 2. Add spices and deglaze with stock 3. Thicken with brown roux 4. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking

chipotle mashed potatoes, drizzled with a molasses and port sauce and topped with a fried onion ring. Ballas and Lambert recommend pairing the meatloaf with a Left Hand Stout, one of 24 craft beers on the Cowgirl’s extensive Taproom menu. Seasonal offerings, such as the CajunCreole menu, also benefit from Lambert’s travels. Having spent time in New Orleans, Lambert is well-versed in regional classics such as jambalaya and gumbo, but he introduces some local flavor. The Cowgirl’s crawfish etouffee, for instance, is traditionally prepared, apart from the addition of a key ingredient – green chile. “Just a tweak to New Mexican-ize it!” laughs Lambert. “Green chile marries so well with Cajun food.”

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“This place has a big heart,” he adds, listing several organizations – St. Elizabeth Shelter, La Familia Medical Center and Santa Fe Public Schools, among others – the Cowgirl assists through events like Not-for-Profit Tuesdays. And as one of the largest restaurant employers in town, it truly is a community establishment. Whether lounging in the cozy dining room by a blazing fire, at the bar listening to live music, or in the Kid Corral where younger diners can run off the Ice Cream Baked Potato they just devoured, it’s hard not to feel that sense of community, to relax and to enjoy. “That’s really what we’re about – fun. Bringing food and fun to the people,” says Ballas. “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” The Cowgirl BBQ 319 South Guadalupe St., Santa Fe 505.982.2565 www.cowgirlsantafe.com

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Living the Dream:

DINNER AT BOUCHE By Ronald Owens Photos Carolyn Wright and courtesy of Bouche Bistro

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s this Paris? Or is Marc dreaming? Pinch him. Wait, don’t pinch him yet, not until he finishes his dinner. He’s had this reservation at Bouche Bistro for a week, and the tenderloin steak tartare and coq au vin “sous vide” are delighting his tongue. Marc is not a chef, but he knows he is eating no ordinary chicken dish; tradition and modernity fuse seamlessly. Past the crisp skin, every bite of dark and white meat melts harmoniously in his mouth. The food is delectable, whether he is dreaming or not. In fact, Marc is awake, and at Bouche Bistro in Santa Fe, which has an uncanny similarity to a locals’ spot he used to frequent in Paris. But if Marc were dreaming, here’s the look

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of the dream: a flame rises before the sous chef facing away from the dining room. Cooks and servers quickly converse with Charles Dale, the chef and owner of the bistro. All of the dishes pass through his station. The plates are alive with color, texture and arrangements of fresh vegetables, meats and seafood. The dishes are well-proportioned. Glasses of red and white wine are poured, followed by the crystal clinks of toasts being given. The selections on the wine list delight the amateur and connoisseur alike, especially given the reasonable prices. The air of superiority associated with French restaurants has been replaced at Bouche Bistro by authenticity. The waiters

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are experts, but dress comfortably. There is a certain openness, both spatially and psychologically. From his vantage point, Marc can see the entire kitchen. Reminiscing Paris, he sits close to other patrons – couples romantically whispering, friends lightly exchanging gossip and families gathered with smiles. Even the patrons dining one to a table

are not alone, but participate in this atmosphere of reverie. Antique mirrors line the walls, filled with smiles and other telltale signs of satisfaction. Celebratory candles atop desserts are brought to tables by waiters and Dale himself. “What are you celebrating tonight?” Marc asks the couple next to him while indicating the candle. “Oh nothing special – just another beautiful day,” the woman responds serenely. She offers Marc a bite of her chocolate cherry bread pudding. He finds the notes of sweet and bitter to be equally matched, and each bite inspires both appetite and memory. The soundscape around Marc titters; there is applause from a group of friends on the patio as the tarps are lowered to weather the sudden rain. He hears the hum of bliss in the mouths of women, men and children alike who have just taken their first bites. A conversation between sizzling ingredients rises from the steel kitchen pans. Patrons around the room compare notes on Dale’s finesse: “…he began cooking at the age of five…”, “…the first dish he prepared was ravioli in Monaco…”, “…what a high ABOVE Chef Charles Dale, owner

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respect for ingredients…”, “…his wife is a lucky woman…”, “…here is a chef who loves his roots.” Marc feels his back against the seat of the booth and his feet planted on the antique oak floorboards, weathered by 70 years of local footsteps. He holds his wine glass as he swirls his Ch. Jeanguillon, Bordeaux Superieur 2011. He smells his neighbor’s mussels in white wine and red chile broth and already knows he will visit again with that order in mind. The rest of his apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce awaits. He fingers the spoon resting on the small plate. The chef brings him a glass of Taylor Fladgate ruby port to finish his meal. He takes the last bite, savors the port and considers: to open a restaurant is to express the best of what you have seen, tasted and heard, offered to every patron and employee. To insist on and respect excellence is imperative. Marc finishes his meal. Plates and silverware are returned to the kitchen. Ian, his waiter, does not rush him. Marc is ready to be pinched, to awake from this culinary dream. Bouche Bistro has pushed Marc’s expectations. To experience Bouche Bistro is to discover the dining experience of your dreams. Bouche Bistro 451 West Alameda St., Santa Fe 505.982.6297 www.bouchebistro.com ABOVE Chef Charles Dale with Bouce Bistro Staff

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A Splendid Blend of the Southwest & France Photos Luke Montavon

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’Olivier — the lively little restaurant on the corner of Galisteo and Alameda — brings together the best of French cuisine and the famous flavors of the Southwest. Chef Xavier Grenet, in a signature French accent, tells how he and his wife, Nathalie, came to own and run L’Olivier. “I was in San Francisco looking for a job. At the time, there was a restaurant on Agua Fria called Ristra, and the owner was French. I saw an ad for a chef in the San Francisco Chronicle, so I sent my resume and five minutes later I got a phone call. Basically I got the job and I moved here. I worked for 13 years at Ristra and then the owner passed away. I tried to purchase the place but it didn’t work out. So I opened L’Olivier with my wife Nathalie a little over a year ago in December 2013,” Grenet recounts.

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Grenet trained at L’École Française de la Gastronomie Ferrandi in Paris and at L’École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience; first in France in some of the world’s best restaurants, and later at Les Célébrités at Hotel Nikko in New York, before working his way west to the landmark restaurant Barcelona in San Francisco, where he served as executive chef. Now deeply familiar with the Southwest and its food trends, Grenet enjoys combining his French expertise with New Mexican tastes. “I try to work with local produce as much as I can,” he describes. “In New Mexico we are known for chiles: green chile, red chile, Chimayo chile and Chipotle. I try to mix the chiles in the French cooking. I incorporate them in the sauces and garnishes, but never to the point where they become too strong or overpowering.”

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For example, in the mashed potatoes, Grenet adds green chile. But it’s not hot; it’s mild. “His forte is that he never overpowers anything. The main ingredient is the base and then he tries to enhance that. It’s subtle. You need the taste of the green chile, but if it burns you, you won’t be tasting the main ingredient anymore,” elaborates his wife Nathalie. What is perhaps most French about L’Olivier is, as Grenet puts it, his employment of French techniques: “Most of the big chefs, they get their basics from French techniques. I apply those same techniques to new recipes. If you want to know how to do fine dining or gourmet food, you study French techniques. It’s like if someone wants to study karate seriously, you go to Japan. And if you want to study the culinary arts, you go to France. We keep the classic French dishes traditional,


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but we mix flavors and spices in what’s known as nouvelle cuisine.” On March 19th, L’Olivier will be participating in a very special event known as Good France. An international celebration of French cuisine, the Good France is an orchestration of more than 1,300 chefs on five continents serving a classic French menu. It celebrates both the history and the innovation within French gastronomy. “That’s what the Good France is about — to show the specificity of France,” says Nathalie. “Chefs all over the world have the same guidelines for the menu. Everybody has to do one hot appetizer, one cold appetizer, one meat or poultry, one fish, some cheese and a chocolate dessert. Within that, everyone is free to do their own menu. And everyone has to give back five percent to a local organization that has a positive impact on the environment. We are giving to the Watershed Association.” “It’s a special menu we have for one day — just March 19th,” adds Grenet. “We’ll have a lot of very good food: lamb, lobster, and a cake at the end that is a mix of chocolate and coffee. It’s a classic French dessert and not easy to make.” The Good France menu is an extension of the professional service and delectable food for which Grenet is known. “The specificity of L’Olivier is that every dish has a different sauce, side, spice or flavor,” explains Grenet. “In France, the main dish is the fish or meat. But the sauce is what’s going to make you like it and change your experience. Every dish has its own personality. When you come, if you read the menu and can’t decide, it means the menu looks good. It’s my job to make it difficult to pick so you have to come back and try other dishes.” L’Olivier 229 Galisteo, Santa Fe 505.989.1919 www.loliviersantafe.com

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pring will soon be upon us and with it comes the first major cycling event of the season. Now in its 30th year, the Santa Fe Century continues to be a major draw for bikers of all ages and abilities. The ride, slated for Sunday, May 17, is known to have one of the most scenic courses in

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the country. Participants make their way down the ancient, historical Turquoise Trail through the picturesque mining towns of Madrid and Golden, across the mineral-rich Ortiz and San Pedro Mountains, through the Estancia Valley, past the villages of Cedar Grove and Stanley and on to Galisteo before arriving

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back into Santa Fe. Riders can choose to do the full Century at 103 miles, the half Century at 50 miles, or a 20-mile out and back course. New this year are two timed events, the Gran Fondo (103 miles) and the Medio Fondo (50 miles), where riders line up as a group and start together with a police escort in the lead, before breaking


away once they reach the city limits. Last year, 2,650 bikers participated with about half completing the full course. According to event director Charlie Loesch, the majority of riders come from New Mexico and neighboring Colorado. “We do have a few folks that come from other places in the country and we’ve even had some from Europe. They see Santa Fe as a desirable destination to visit and they can incorporate the ride within a longer vacation,” he says. For Loesch, the ride is special and stands out in comparison to many other Centuries in the United States. “It’s glorious,” he explains. “You’re out there in the countryside, in the mountains, and it’s beautiful. I’ve ridden in some Centuries where you’re going around malls and there’s nothing nice to see. This is such a treat.” He adds, “It’s also a very challenging ride because you actually gain 5,000 vertical feet in total.” There’s plenty of support for the event, provided by a cadre of dedicated volunteers. Every 20 to 25 miles there’s a food stop, toilets and a bike mechanic to assist riders with any equipment issues. And with an entrance fee of $35 per rider, the Santa Fe Century is one of the most affordable Century events. “The idea is to get people cycling and to have fun doing it,” says Loesch. “And then there’s the whole camaraderie of the experience that brings people together, doing something they truly enjoy.” Coinciding with the event this year is the second annual Bike & Brew Festival sponsored by Outside Magazine. The festival, which begins May 13, is billed as “Five Days of Bikes, Beer & Beyond,” and includes a series of activities such as group road, mountain and cruise tours for all ages, riding clinics, beer festivals, beer tastings, film screenings and musical performances. Visit www.santafecentury.com for more information on the Santa Fe Century and www.outsidesantafe to learn more about the Bike and Brew Festival.

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est known for his pearly white smile, honest advice and occasional antics as the host of HGTV’s popular Income Property, Scott McGillivray has built an empire from the ground up. Aside from hosting and producing the longrunning program, McGillivray balances being a family man with a career as a successful business owner, author and educator. But take away his international recognition and would it matter? No. Family is his first and foremost commitment. “Not a day goes by that I don’t acknowledge that becoming a father is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” states McGillivray. McGillivray married Sabrina in 2008, and since have become parents to two daughters, Myah, three and Layla, 18 months. “Having children is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened in my life. It’s changed my life completely.” McGillivray dedicates everything he can to his family, and that involves strict fashioning of his career and public life. “My primary focus is family and everything else has to work around it. We set up some work rules [and made] hard decisions, but they’ve been the right decisions. I’ve had to turn down opportunities, but I have to be able to just come home and be a dad sometimes.” Although McGillivray easily gushes about his wife and children, he remains modest about himself in the spotlight. Recently, People named him “Sexy Man of the Week,” which he finds humorous. “It’s probably the most awkward thing that’s ever happened to me. My wife [and] my friends thought it was hilarious. No one takes it too seriously, especially me.” At the age of 19, McGillivray was advised: “Life is too short to learn from your own mistakes.” He elaborates, “You’ve got to learn from other people. Lots of people have trouble listening and asking the right questions to people who have already done what they want to do.” Income Property is just one vehicle by which McGillivray educates homeowners on smart investing and renovations. Armed with more than 150 of his own income properties across North America and his B. Comm (Honours), he partnered with longtime friend, Michael Sarracini, and founded the Lifetime Wealth Academy, providing crucial real estate advice and education to want-to-be investors. “Teaching other people is something I always gravitated toward and I was naturally giving real estate and reno advice to my friends and family anyway,” he explains. “I feel my best when people can take something away from the show or a live event. I love hearing when people have learned something or have been inspired to buy a property or take on a renovation because of me. That’s the most rewarding.” In 2015, McGillivray will continue educating homeowners using his knowledge and expertise in real estate as a regular contributor to Fine Lifestyles and Fine Homes magazines. “It’s going to be a good year!” he says with his trademark smile. Check out the new season of Income property thursdays at 9 p.m. & 9:30p.m. et/pt on Hgtv CanaDa. /everythingscottMcgillivray | @smcgillivray @scottmcg | @scott_mcgillivray www.scottmcgillivray.com PREVIOUS PAGE PHOTO Tim Leyes THIS PAGE PHOTOS Richard Sibbald

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n a typical home, the backbone used to be electric, water and heat. Nowadays, the new piece in the puzzle is the network. All of your devices — your phone, your computer, even your thermostat — are increasingly tied to your network. If it’s a hot summer day and you want the house to be comfortable when you get home, you can do that well before you walk in the door with a thermostat hooked up to your network. Another step further: the shades can be automated to go up or down with the sun. Your network can control door

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locks as well, for those times when your UPS delivery comes when you’re away. The refrigerator is online, the stove is online, even you are online with devices monitoring your fitness. These Internetbased functionalities provide ease and service previously unimagined. But the big question is: who’s protecting them? Everything is hackable at this point. “A client of mine was hacked from five or six different countries. They attacked his house to tap into his business. It wasn’t about him. It was about using him to get into his company. Things are getting to

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that stage now,” warns Leonard Pascual, president of A Sound Look. A Sound Look provides network and security solutions for business and homeowners in this increasingly Internetdriven world. “I’m working with a company, and we’ve developed a method where a home now has preventative measures from being hacked. It’s an ever-changing landscape, but we can offer a level of security into the mix,” says Pascual. “I offer a network solution that allows quality connectivity among multiple hard-wired and wireless devices.”


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In a family of four, each person may have a phone, pad and computer. So there are at least 12 devices on the internet to begin with. Then add in smart TVs and cable boxes, so that’s another eight. When you include appliances from around the entire house, you may have up to 75 devices hooked up to the network, and this plethora of connectivity augments the need for management and protection. “Someone might create a widget that controls the lighting in a house, but the guy who created that widget isn’t thinking of its security; that’s up to the customer. And the average person doesn’t even think about it. I’m offering a router that will provide that security. The Internet connection comes through the modem and goes to the router, and the router is like the central nervous system,” describes Pascual. Key features of A Sound Look’s services include a multi-radio wireless router, Bluetooth audio with microphone, virtual room-to-room intercom and remote home connectivity; life safety features include smoke and carbon monoxide detection and emergency lighting; energy features include a digital thermostat and HVAC control, lawn watering management, LED lighting and HD wireless power charger; luxury features include surveillance camera connectivity, integrated 360° view nanny cam, surround sound system, door chime notification, intercom system and garage door control. “One day a hack could happen and it’ll be because nobody was proactive about protecting the network,” cautions Pascual. By using A Sound Look to protect your home and business, it won’t be you. A Sound Look 502 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe 505.983.5509 www.asoundlook.com

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van, a disillusioned seller, enters Robin’s office like a visitor to a museum gallery, humbled. The setting of Barker Realty/Christie’s International Real Estate reads confidence to him — impeccable design, courteous staff and great brokers. Robin Zollinger is no exception to that trio of adjectives. She is exceptional to so many for the skill, courage and motivation she inspires. Her office reminds Evan of an air traffic control tower: charts, reports, property images and sales goals. It is a space that exists to serve people’s needs with a commitment to movement and success. It’s not just real estate that is managed here, but respect for its impact on people’s lives and goals. Not that Evan knows how an air traffic control tower runs, nor does he have a degree in astrophysics. But if Robin wanted to, she could. In Evan’s mind, her possibilities are limitless. In Robin’s mind, everyone is born with heroic potential. She nurtures this way of thinking in all aspects of her life and business, including the rustic French culinary classes she teaches; results won’t be achieved by remaining still. ABOVE Robin Zollinger Photo by Linda Carfagno

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“With Robin we found a diamond of a broker. Her extraordinary knowledge of the market, attention to detail, precision and overthe-top diligence exceeded our experience with any other real estate professional. Ever.� Fred K. (Buyer) Phoenix, AZ Per Agent Productivity (Based On Number Of Transaction Sides) 60

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“During the height of the recession, and after listing with two other firms, we heard about Robin. We immediately knew she was exceptional and if any broker could help us it was her. Our decision was reinforced by Robin’s keen intelligence, organization, continual communication and veteran experience. She continually exceeded our expectations and worked tenaciously to get our property sold. Robin got it done and we recommend her to anyone wanting a calculated, rewarding transaction.” Jack and Mary S. (Seller) Chicago IL.

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Robin lived in New York City for 22 years, working as a freelance line producer for national television commercials and film. She is also a trained chef and has a deep interest in the arts, ecology, travel and the fostering of human potential in the global community. She believes the only steps worth taking are the ones taken with courage. Each step builds a story; inherent leadership emerges along the path. Without a deep understanding of a client’s goals there can be no discussion of change. And there will always be change, reaching beyond the immediate imagination. The choice is the degree of participation. As Robin finishes with her assistant at Barker Realty, Evan thinks back a few months when she called about his home that had been sitting on the market for more than a year. How fortunate he was that she reached out to him. He initially blamed buyers’ lack of confidence in the market for his housing problem. “I don’t believe in problems, Evan,” she said as she toured his kitchen. “There are only situations. I tripled my transactions during the recession. But still, every day I hold the mindset of starting at zero. I’m not complacent. We’ll make our own market for your property, create our pricing strategy and find your buyer. We will sell your home — you and I are going to make it happen.” Real Trends runs a report called the ‘Thousand’, which identifies the top one percent of real estate agents in North America; they confirm Robin’s sales in this calculation. When they parted that day, Evan was left feeling his home had already sold. Doubt made way for belief. After answering Robin’s insightful questions, Evan realized selling a home wasn’t only about financial concerns; homes are about life — his life and the lives of buyers, people simply wishing to move on and achieve their dreams. Robin Zollinger | Barker Realty Christie’s International Real Estate 530 S Guadalupe Santa Fe, NM 505.982.9836 505.660.5170 robin@santaferealestate.com

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rom a young age, Lisa Samuel always envisioned herself as an interior designer. It’s a career path she dreamed of as a child as she began to love and appreciate the finer points of art and architecture. When she was 19, she studied architecture and construction before working for mechanical and electrical engineers producing construction documents. She later worked for lighting designers as well. All this knowledge and skill contributed to making Samuel the preeminent and highly sought after interior designer of Santa Fe she is today. Owner and principal of Samuel Design Group, Samuel brings with her over 20 years’ experience and a reputation for excellence. She was invited to participate in the HGTV show The Designers’ Challenge and was announced winner of the challenge. She was also honored with a commission for the New Mexico Museum Foundation to design and produce a special chair to commemorate all past chairmen of the prestigious board of the foundation.

“Having been in business in interior design for 20 years, I feel like it’s a dream come true, but it was a long hard road. Doing design work, of any kind, is part God-given talent and intuitive. Then the knowledge, training and skill come on top of that,” Samuel asserts. Samuel Design Group has been around 17 years, and is comprised of a team of six excellent staff members. One has a degree in architecture, one has a degree in interior design besides Samuel, and the others are capable design assistants. “We have a great team. We work very hard on our process and on team cohesion,” remarks Samuel. Samuel Design Group’s mission is to create well-designed spaces that are functional as well as beautiful through respecting the environment and developing close relationships with clients by understanding their wants and needs. Whatever design projects are up your sleeve, Samuel Design Group has the know-how to make it happen.

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“Interior design is much different than interior decorating,” describes Samuel, a licensed interior designer and a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). “Interior decorating is making a room look pretty. Interior design, on the other hand, is a much larger process of programming (and many other steps), which means gathering information not only about the space but about the clients. Sometimes that space is not even real yet and still only exists on paper. The earlier a client comes to me, the more successful the project will be, because a trained interior designer can do space planning and understands critical path. Critical path is the process of what comes first, what comes second, how things build upon each other, etc., and if you have an interior designer who really understands that, it will make the process much smoother because you won’t have to go back and tear things up if they’re not right.“ She continues: “The whole process starts with programming, then a schematic phase, then design concept; it’s a whole series that’s dependent on the site, the

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space and the client or user. Really getting to understand and know your client is important to success, and my whole team happens to really love people. I think it’s a business of really being involved intimately with your client.” Samuel is also an accomplished furniture designer. Her furniture designs often come about organically with a project to seamlessly complement a space. Two and a half years ago, Samuel Design Group opened a new interior design studio on Sandoval St. with a home boutique. A furniture collection is currently being discussed. “What sets us apart are our talented team and our intellectual and innovative approach to design,” Samuel explains. “We have a unique interpretation of space. Whether it’s contemporary or traditional, we stand out. People often ask me if I have a signature style, and my answer is always ‘no.’ But I have had homes featured in many shows, and there are people who will always come and see my work, not because they’re looking for an interior designer, but because they follow my work. And some of these folks have been interviewed and have been asked why they like my work or how they know it’s my work. People respond this way all the time: ‘Lisa’s work doesn’t have a signature look, but it has a signature feel.’ So I decided to make a word to describe that: feel-osophy. All of my projects have to have a certain feeling. It’s important to me.” Samuel Design Group 428 Sandoval St., Santa Fe 505.820.0239 www.samueldesigngroup.com

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well-known fact about Santa Fe: we have superb weather. With 350 plus sunny days a year, and a high enough elevation to scare off the merciless heat to which surrounding states are prone, it’s pretty hard to not be outside from April to October — and perhaps even from March to November. In other words, if you live here, chances are you’re outside a lot; the vistas are endless, the skies are crisp and unfathomably blue, and all you want to do is sit and take it all in. But that seat from which you will enjoy New Mexico’s outdoor glory — what does it look like? Surprisingly, there are not many options when it comes to outdoor furniture in Santa Fe. In this land of design and color, designers and consumers have relatively few choices when it comes to that special seat in which they will spend the better part of April through October. This is where Exteriors Santa Fe comes in, a newly opened “to-the-trade” business specializing in outdoor furniture. Tothe-trade means Exteriors Santa Fe works and sells directly to interior designers, decorators, licensed trade builders, architects, hospitality and hotels. “There are probably two outdoor furniture to-the-trade stores in Colorado and a couple in Arizona, but there has never been one in New Mexico. Because of that, a lot of designers don’t really do outdoor spaces because their only choice is to go to a retail store and try to bargain for a discount. And the selection is limited. Before we came along, designers had to travel to where the market is bigger — usually Chicago or Los Angeles. The only other option was ordering through the Internet without actually seeing the product,” describes owner Les Samuel. “A designer working with you can bring you here to Exteriors Santa Fe where you can try different products firsthand,” he continues. “We represent between 22 and 26 different outdoor furniture companies with product that you can see, touch, feel and sit in. It’s not retail though, so once you’ve made your selections we then order the product you chose with your designer.”

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Samuel comes from a 38-year background in high fashion women’s wear. Since moving to New Mexico 14 years ago, he has worked as an executive business coach. As for how he came to open Exteriors Santa Fe? “Friends of my wife and I are Karen and Paul Galindo, who own three retail outdoor furniture stores and one to-thetrade store called Exteriors out of Austin, Texas. We were talking one night about how they should open a store here, but they decided it was too far away from their main location. But then they said they would consider it if they had a partner. That’s where I came in,” he relates. Now open to all designers and architects, Exteriors Santa Fe carries lines like Jensen Leisure, Sifas, Gloster, TUUCI Umbrellas, OW Lee, Barlow Tyrie and many more. “There’s only two stores in Sana Fe that carry outdoor furniture, both of which are retail, so many manufacturers have asked to be represented in the showroom. It’s of great interest to a lot of the designers here that they can come, sit down, see and order product for their clients and customers. We hope more and more local designers will be including outdoor spaces within what they offer to their customers,” says Samuel. With a mix of modern and contemporary to traditional, your designer can match your home’s style through Exteriors Santa Fe’s many options. Whether your aesthetic is rustic adobe or cubist contemporary, Exteriors Santa Fe provides outdoor furniture, through your architect or designer, to complement your porch or terrace.

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“We’re not going after the highest price, but we are going after the high style and good quality. There are several high quality collections we represent,” Samuel says. It’s the end of another beautiful spring day. The air tingles with coolness, but the stones under your feet resonate with warmth lingering from the midafternoon sun. A stunning sunset unfolds before your eyes. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains burn deep crimson before the sky to the west erupts in orange and fuchsia before darkening to a deep purple velvet studded with stars. You watch this all from your terrace in a chair of impeccable taste. Of course you’re not thinking about the chair, because you don’t have to. Your designer or architect chose it with your input through the high-end line of products at Exteriors Santa Fe, letting you simply relax and enjoy the view. Exteriors Santa Fe 428 Sandoval St., Santa Fe 505.930.5523 Exteriorsshowroom.com

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Smart Roofing Repair

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

Lots of snow is great for ski-enthusiasts but not for the thousands of flat-roofs in Santa Fe and surrounding areas. Each winter, snow and ice wreak havoc on flat-roofed buildings to the tune of millions of dollars.

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omeowners looking to repair and/or replace damaged roofing often have little or no experience, so it pays to do a little homework before hiring a roofer. Building owners in New Mexico need to make absolutely certain that the company they hire has a valid New Mexico Contractor License. In New Mexico anyone engaged in construction related contracting must be licensed. Roofing Contractors must have a valid GS-21 license. They can also have a GB-2 license for residential construction or a GB-98 for commercial and residential construction. If working on manufactured housing (mobile homes) these contractors must also have an additional Manufactured Housing license. If you do not already have a trusted roofing contractor, it is always a good idea to get two or three written estimates. Make sure you have a detailed

written estimate in hand before signing any contract. Discuss warranties with the contractor before signing any documents and make sure what you discussed is actually included in the contract. Once licensing is verified and estimates are in hand, check out the roofing businesses by contacting the local Better Business Bureau. Insist on references and ask for a list of recently completed jobs and current jobs-inprogress. Make a few phone calls to past and present customers and ask about their experience with the roofers you are considering. Once you have decided on your contractor, make sure he has general liability and workman’s compensation insurance. Insist on receiving proof of insurance and ask to be named as an additional insured on those insurances for the duration of the project.

ABOVE Before Single ply membrane roof, 10 years old (life expectancy 25 yrs), with puddling water. Leaking into interior due to gravel being left under original membrane and abrasion occurring.

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AFTER There are several excellent roofing material options for residential and commercial flat roof systems in New Mexico. The most common system is the Single Ply Membrane System. One of the most common of these is the Modified Bitumen roofing system. It is also referred to as a Bria or Torch Down. It normally has up to 15 years in Manufacturers Material Warranty and is an improved asphaltic system which has, by and large, replaced the old and much less reliable tar-and-gravel system for flat roofs.

Another option for flat roofs is the “Spray Foam Roof.” Personally, I am no fan of such roofs. Over the last several years I have responded to more water damage and mold cases associated with spray foam roof failure than from any other flat roof system.

Other excellent single ply roofing options are TPO (Thermoplastic Poly Olefin) or PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) roofing systems. They normally offer manufacturers material warranties ranging from 15 to 30 years, depending on the manufacturer. Some roofing contractors offer “lifetime” warranties for such roofs. As always, beware the fine print.

Roof repairs and replacements require building permits. There are often several steps in the inspection process. The inspections need to happen after the roof is torn off, when the decking is exposed, and before it is re-covered with new roofing material, followed by a final inspection once all work is complete. Insist on having written proof of inspections from your contractor.

The contract documents should reflect in writing all of the things you and the contractor discussed. If a salesman promises work to be done and it’s not on the written estimate/contract make sure it gets written into the documents and initial any changes.

Don’t be pressured into using an insurance company’s contractor. Above all, do not allow the insurance company to pay the contractor directly. There are all sorts of programs designed to save money for the insurance company. Often the contractors involved with such programs have agreed to do the job at cut-rate prices, and that means you get a cut-rate job. Remember, if you control the money you also control the work. When making payment, negotiate progress payments with the contractor. Never make your final payment until you are satisfied with the job and all of the inspections have been made. Our company, ARCS, performs free roof and building inspections. We also provide free estimates for repairs. ARCS is a GAF Certified Master Roofing Company and a Johns Manville Certified Roofing Company.

ABOVE After Newly installed TPO Roof and hand welding of flashing detail for proper sealing.

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Finding the Right Architect to Preserve Your Historic Property

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reserving historic property can be a complex process requiring the artistry and sensitivity of experienced architects; Conron & Woods Architects (CWA) has just that artistry and sensitivity. In business in Santa Fe since 1952 with experience in cultural, commercial and residential projects, CWA is especially known for its problem-solving abilities, effective communication and its attitude of investigation and discovery. Historic preservation is the practice of protecting, rehabilitating and re-

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ABOVE Full Renovation of a 100 year old Adobe home, Santa Fe RIGHT Workers using traditional lime plaster over handmade adobe bricks, Doña Ana Village

purposing historic sites and structures for ongoing contemporary use. It is both an applied science and an artistic expression with a sensitivity to culture, history and architecture. Every successful project first requires an assessment from an architect, setting the foundation from which all future work develops. The assessment includes feasibility, how to phase the project and realistic cost estimation. Some of CWA’s best-known historic preservation projects include the Palace of the Governors and Fine Arts Museum, the Harwood Museum in Taos and the revitalization of Dona Ana Village in southern New Mexico. Regardless of the scale, a historic preservation project can often require approval from many governing bodies. After developing a preservation strategy, the architect will help the client navigate the complex process of getting government approval at local, state and sometimes federal levels. This stage alone stops many projects in their tracks. This is where an experienced architect can help ensure a project’s success, from small residential restorations to preservation work at national landmarks. A proficient architect understands traditional building techniques and detailing. While other architects may employ new materials and techniques to make a building appear old, the team

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at CWA matches the construction techniques and skills of the original builders. Currently restoring Casa Grande in Vermejo Park, CWA is updating this century old mansion to meet contemporary technological and code requirements while protecting and restoring its historic elements. The majestically renovated 25,000 sq. ft. residence will be fully restored by summer 2015. CWA’s passion for historic preservation is born out of extensive experience working within the very fabric of New Mexico, providing detailed artistry and sensitivity in keeping the historic architecture of the Southwest well preserved.


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Anyone who has ever lived in or toured through New Mexico will know that beneath its majestic grandeur is tremendous social need. This is why North Central New Mexico is lucky to have an institution like the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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nlike other nonprofits, community foundations act as a resource for donors by investing and administering those donors’ funds. They are designated “public charities” rather than “private foundations,” allowing for many different areas of need to be addressed under one umbrella. Community foundations are also unique in that they serve a specific geographic region. How it works: individuals, families and organizations can create permanent charitable funds that are then distributed according to donors’ wishes. Donors can give to their favorite nonprofits anonymously if they so choose. Another advantage is that once the fund is opened and the donor has received their tax credit, they can take their time deciding how, where and when they want to direct their donation. Founded in 1981, the Santa Fe Community Foundation (SFCF) provides a vehicle both for donors to give and for nonprofit organizations to receive funding. “Generous individuals and families in the community open funds here at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. From there, the donor will receive a tax exempt letter and can then carefully recommend grants as they deem appropriate,” explains Christa Coggins, SFCF’s Vice President of Community Philanthropy. “If a donor has a passion for, say, horse rescue, they can learn through us what local nonprofits are working in that area and how to effectively help horses,” continues Coggins. “Whether a donor is interested in benefitting children, education, arts, health, environment,

human services, etc., we can help folks learn about the incredible work that’s going on in this community.” In addition to donor assistance, SFCF is well-known as a space that offers technical assistance for the nonprofit community. “We are also the home of several initiatives, including the Santa Fe Birth-to-Career Collaboration, MoGro (a mobile grocery) and Dollars4Schools, and we are also the ‘silent back-shop’ for community endeavors like The Empty Stocking Fund,” said Coggins. Yet another aspect of SFCF’s programming is its bi-annual grant cycle. In a highly competitive process, nonprofits apply for grants. A grants committee is charged with reviewing proposals, conducting site visits, interviewing applicant staff and making granting recommendations. Each season after the grants are awarded, SFCF puts together the Giving Together catalogue — a publication that includes summaries of all the grant proposals in that grant cycle. SFCF shares the catalogue with all of its fundholders so they can learn about worthy local nonprofits they might not have known about. Many fundholders choose to use the catalogue to help inform their philanthropic decision-making. In 2014, SFCF gave away $5.2 million in grants, benefitting the Land of Enchantment by helping it stay enchanting amidst lack and need. In the true spirit of community, in which its members support and strengthen one another, the Santa Fe Community Foundation continues its important work bridging people and making a difference. For more information for how to get involved visit www.santafecf.org.

TOP Jerry Jones, Interim President and CEO of SFCF, presents the 2014 Piñon Award for Quiet Inspiration to Adelante SFPS at La Fonda on the Plaza. PHOTO InSIght Foto, Inc. LEFT PHOTO Chris Corrie. MIDDLE Fred Cisneros, current SFCF Board Chair Suzanne Ortega Cisneros, Ocean Munds-Dry, and Kristina Martinez. PHOTO InSight Foto, Inc. RIGHT Viola Lujan of The Food Depot, 2014 Piñon Tried and True Award, and Gaile Herling of Adelante SFPS, 2014 Piñon Award for Quiet Inspiration, at La Fonda on the Plaza. PHOTO InSight Foto, Inc.

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Can Investors Learn from Yoga Followers?

Bob Graham Financial Advisor Edward Jones Investments 510 N. Guadalupe Street, Suite L Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 Office 505.820.0076 Toll Free 866.830.0076 bob.graham@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

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t’s probably not on your calendar, but World Yoga Day takes place on February 24. As more people have discovered its healthful benefits, yoga has grown in popularity. But whether or not you practice yoga, you can apply its lessons to other areas of your life — such as investing. Specifically, consider the following yogarelated themes and how they might translate into investment habits that may be beneficial: BALANCE — If you observe advanced yoga practitioners, you will be amazed at the balance they exhibit during

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certain positions. But for serious yoga students, the idea of “balance” goes beyond physical movements and extends to a concept of life that emphasizes, among other things, an avoidance of extremes. As an investor, you too need to avoid extremes, such as investing too aggressively, too conservatively or too sporadically. By building a balanced portfolio, and by investing regularly, you can help improve your chances of making progress toward your financial goals. FLEXIBILITY — Among its many benefits, yoga helps people increase their flexibility — and greater flexibility results in fewer injuries and an increased capacity to enjoy many physical activities. As an investor, you need to be flexible enough to adjust your portfolio as needed while still following a long-term strategy that’s appropriate for your individual goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. RELAXATION — For yoga students, proper relaxation is essential to achieving mental equanimity, emotional balance and inner strength. But relaxation doesn’t always come easily — even experienced yoga practitioners need to work at it. As an investor, you also may need to train yourself to relax because, given the ups and downs of the market, it’s not hard to become overwrought and make illadvised decisions based on short-term events. Staying calm and maintaining a long-term view of things may help you make better investment decisions.

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POSITIVE THINKING — Our own thoughts and actions are largely responsible for creating our happiness and success, according to yoga teachings. And positive thinking can play a key role in investing, too. For example, if you were to constantly look at negative headlines, you might conclude that it is pointless to invest for the future because external events — economic instability abroad, political squabbles at home, natural disasters and so on — will just disrupt your plans. Consequently, you might decide not to invest, or invest in such a way that can make progress toward your financial goals difficult. But if you maintain a positive attitude, you may be more inclined to invest wisely for your future. VISUALIZATION — In yoga, visualization is often used to reduce stress. At any given time, you might find it difficult to relax, but you can use your imagination to see yourself — and put yourself — in a relaxed state. As an investor, you need to visualize your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, before you can define a strategy to help you work toward them. By seeing yourself where you want to be, you’ll be motivated to take the actions necessary to work toward getting there. Try putting the principles of yoga to work, they may help you become a better investor. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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Greene Helps Small Business Owners Enjoy Success Associates has been doing since 1983. SUNBELT®, the world’s largest network of business brokers, took note of Greene and his team at Sam Goldenberg & Associates, and recruited them to be their sole affiliate in New Mexico. Greene shares some simple tips on what a small business owner should consider when it comes time to sell. 1. KNOW THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Michael Greene President Sam Goldenberg & Associates 505.820.0163 844.GO.NM.BIZ www.SamGoldenberg.com www.SunbeltNewMexico.com

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essie Nix had her heart set on moving to Santa Fe, but the higher cost of living and lower wage scale made a move feel impractical. Dayna Cerullo, owner of Santa Fe’s Underpinnings, needed to move out of state to be with her family. Sam Goldenberg & Associates’ president Michael Greene brought Nix and Cerullo together. Nix financed the purchase with her 401K savings with no tax penalties and acquired the business debt-free. Cerullo walked away from Underpinnings with a nest egg that helped her establish a new place of residence near her family. Bringing business buyers and sellers together is what Sam Goldenberg &

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When someone buys an established business, they are buying an operation already generating revenue and cash flow. Your staff, customers, vendors, location and reputation all increase the value of your business and are assets a buyer can take to the bank, making the purchase less risky than starting a business from scratch.

“SGA jumped through hoops to make a complicated deal work.” - Jill Heppenheimer & Barbara Lanning, sellers of The Santa Fe Weaving Gallery.

2. YOUR JOB IS TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS Think selling a business is much the same as the sale or purchase of a house? It’s not. It’s much more complex and time-consuming. You will benefit both psychologically and financially if you involve experts to market your business and interface with potential buyers and facilitate negotiations, allowing you to focus on the ongoing success of your business.

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“SGA fed us a constant stream of inquiries - nearly one a week. Their marketing was terrific.” - Joan & Mike Sickler, sellers of Amazing Pain-Less

3. CAST A WIDE NET When you sell a business, you want to attract the widest pool of potential buyers without revealing that your business is for sale. Sam Goldenberg & Associates has protected the privacy of hundreds of businesses while attracting regional, national and international buyers. Employees, vendors and customers do not find out until the paperwork is signed and the business has changed hands. 4. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE Small business owners often come to us after they have already found a business buyer. Why? They recognize they are in over their heads when it comes to the negotiations. This is where Sam Goldenberg & Associates shines. As trusted intermediaries, they keep both parties focused on the goal, smooth over hang-ups, and cut through red tape that can sometimes delay a closing for months. 5. AIR OUT YOUR CLOSETS Once a business is under contract, buyers and professional advisors will do rigorous due diligence. If you have skeletons in the closet, they will come out. Full disclosure from the start saves time and effort. Call Sam Goldenberg & Associates to schedule a free consultation on buying or selling a business or to discuss a valuation of your business.


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he idea that you work hard, build your savings and then retire used to be the standard script until baby boomers reached retirement age; then it all changed. Paul and Carol Hartsock are a case in point. They bought Greenberg Fine Art in the summer of 2014 with the help of Sam Goldenberg & Associates. “We would not be here without Michael,” says Paul. “The knowledge and finesse that he and his firm brought to our transaction were right up there with the best I have known.” For many years, this adventurous globetrotting couple lived in Hong Kong, Hanoi and Manila. Both have had supercharged careers. She is an artist whose largescale oil paintings have been exhibited in museums, solo shows and group exhibits. He is a Harvard MBA grad who also holds a Masters in Urban Planning. He led and consulted with multinational companies in Asia and was the first American to do a major business deal in Vietnam. After moving to Santa Fe in 2006, retiring was the last thing on their minds. They wanted to spend time together and grow a business they could both enjoy. An

art gallery was the natural choice. They evaluated six galleries in as many years before they saw Greenberg Fine Art on Sam Goldenberg & Associates’ website. Seven months and several successful shows since the gallery at 205 Canyon Road transferred hands, change is already evident. The interior is refreshed, the new website is bold and the Pinterest page is addictive. This is only the start. Prior to these enhancements, the Hartstocks’ first priority was getting to know the artists represented by the gallery. Their many years in Asia taught them the importance of developing personal rapport. After leisurely lunches, numerous cups of coffee and sharing personal anecdotes over long phone calls, all 23 artists chose to stay on. “These are more than business relationships,” says Carol. “We have made lifelong friendships.” With this personal philosophy in mind, the Hartsocks valued Greene’s emphasis on building trust between parties. His approach is based on transparency, full disclosure and impartiality. He encourages scrutiny from third-party experts.

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Home Furnishings Gallery Flourishing business with double-digit growth and prized downtown location. Price: $1.4 M; Cash Flow: $435,016.

Equity Partnership in Leading Gallery. Highly profitable, top-tier Santa Fe art gallery. $250,000.

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Eddie Corley Jr. Opportunity Driven From the Start

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n 1956 Eddie Corley Sr. arrived in Grants, New Mexico to work at the uranium mine. Because of his color, he was denied the job. So began the Corley legacy of taking obstacles and making them into opportunities as he built business after business from clothing stores, grocery stores, gas stations, car dealerships and more. Eddie Corley Jr. has followed and furthered his father’s legacy. The middle of nine children, Eddie Jr. began his career in his teens pumping gas at one of his dad’s gas stations. He took each opportunity as it was offered, earning his business degree in accounting while on football scholarship and progressing through the retail ranks in the car business until he purchased Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo in 1995. He began his service in the New Mexico legislature in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. That was only the beginning; he has a long history of giving back to the community in multiple capacities, including being on the board of trustees of the village of Milan and former president of GTG Health Care Center. He currently serves as the chairman of the Ford Motor Minority Dealers Association, as a board member of the United Way New Mexico and North American Minority Dealer Association, and as a goodwill ambassador for the New Mexico Amigos. This year Corley Jr. was recognized by Ford Motor Company in their prestigious Salute to Dealers for “his compassion and dedication to the worthy causes he supports which make a significant difference in the lives of people in need.”

“Just give me the opportunity to serve, to earn business and better the community. All I want is the opportunity.” —Eddie Corley

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Along with his service accomplishments, Corley Jr. has been recognized professionally as a Power Broker of New Mexico inductee, Time Magazine Dealer of the Year nominee and for years as one of the top profit Lincoln dealers in the FMMDA and multiple winner of the Gold Level Volvo Service Satisfaction. These recognitions have come to Corley Jr. because he has lived what he believes: “Just give me the opportunity to serve, to earn business and to better the community around me. All I want is the opportunity.”


“YES WE CAN… it is in essence the answer to any opportunity we are given.” —Eddie Corley

Yes We Can The First Words You Will Hear At Corley’s Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo Photos Carolyn Wright

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welve years before President Obama first used his campaign slogan “Yes We Can,” it was already the defining culture of Corley’s Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo. Says Corley’s owner Eddie Corley Jr., “When I was working toward my dream of being a car dealer I always envisioned I would name the dealership Opportunity. I wanted to name it Opportunity because I just wanted the opportunity to earn anyone’s business and with that opportunity would do everything in my power to keep it.

When we purchased Albuquerque Lincoln, the Corley name was already well known throughout New Mexico so I had to put Opportunity on the shelf.” Corley says he came up with the slogan “Yes We Can” because “It is in essence the answer to any opportunity we are given. In all departments, we say ‘Yes We Can’ as we find ways to create solutions for our customers.” One example of this is Corley’s unique approach to delivering vehicles. Corley general manager Dominic Salazar explains, “Our customers have unique and varied

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lifestyles. Many of our customers in northern New Mexico have second or third homes; they may be purchasing a vehicle while living in Taos but want it sent to their ranch in central Texas or even in the Northeast. We can and will do just that. We have delivered vehicles to both coasts and throughout the United States. We have many clients who have never been in the dealership but with our ‘Yes We Can’ attitude we still meet and exceed their needs.” Customers of Corley’s Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo are in for quite a surprise, as Corley’s is not your ordinary dealership. It

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“Our customers have unique and varied lifestyles…with our ‘Yes We Can’ attitude we can meet and exceed their expectations” —Dominic Salazar, General Manager

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"Our customers deserve our best and if they give us the opportunity we will give them our best." is a dealership that is designed to meet the needs of its luxury clientele. An onsite café cooks to order breakfast and lunch. In fact, when you come in for service you receive a complimentary continental breakfast. With a quiet out-of-the-way business center upstairs, executives can continue their daily routine or enjoy some peace and quiet. Many boards and civic groups utilize Corley’s conference room as it is equipped with audio and video amenities found in the finest of business complexes. Corley notes, “We have successful clientele and believe that with success comes perks. It is our job to provide those perks.” Another popular perk? “Our car washes,” says Corley. “Since we sell beautiful vehicles, we want them to stay beautiful. So when you purchase a vehicle from us you are entitled to free car washes as long as you own the vehicle. This is not just for our customers when they service their vehicle, but any time they need it — not a bad deal.” Not only does Corley provide free car washes, but they also provide free loaner cars. Another aspect of Corley’s service is their new Lincolns and Volvos have no charge maintenance for the first two to three years of ownership. “We believe we are not just leasing and selling vehicles,” Corley explains. “We are transportation specialists to help with all transportation needs.” Reflecting on the business slogan, Corley adds, “Our customers deserve our best and if they give us the opportunity we will give them our best.” Corley’s Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo is conveniently located on I-25 at the Alameda exit shortly after you enter Albuquerque. Of course, your vehicle can also be delivered to you as well because, as Corley always guarantees, “Yes We Can.” Corley’s Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo 9000 Pan American Freeway Northeast, Albuquerque 505.260.2200 Corleynewmexico.com

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icture this: a 1914 Ford Model T Runabout, a 1930 Packard 740 Roadster and a 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Berlinetta are parallel parked in Cerrillos in front of a picturesque Western façade. The Model T was originally priced at $500 and was famously sold in “any color you want as long as it is black.” The Packard is owned and driven by 104-year-old car enthusiast Margaret Dunning, who purchased and restored it in 1959. The Maserati has won more than one concours d’elegance and was once owned by the famous Italian singer Domenico Modugno. This is the world of the Santa Fe Concorso, an event launched in 2010 by retired automotive designer Dennis Little and his

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wife, Beverly, along with a small group of volunteers who share a passion for cars. The Concorso came about out of somewhat humble beginnings. Denise McCluggage, automotive journalist and former race car driver, started Tuesday Car Table, a weekly automotive gathering, about 14 years ago. The group continues to convene at the Santa Fe Bar and Grill every Tuesday at noon. “It’s for anybody who likes cars. You don’t have to have a fancy car. You can just show up and meet some like-minded people,” says Dennis. McCluggage and Phil Hill — race car legend, Fomula One World Champion and close friend of McCluggage and the Littles — urged Dennis to start a

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ABOVE Best of Show winners picked from the Best of Class winning cars. There are two awards given: Best of Show Sport—1956 Maserati Tipo 300S (red), Best of Show Elegance—1938 Packard Cabriolet (dark green), photo by Tony Bonanno NEXT PAGE TOP RIGHT 1956 Austin Healey 100M rolls across the awards stage and collects The Spirit of Santa Fe Award, photo Tony Bonanno MIDDLE L-R Patrons enjoy some of the cars on display during the Concorso, Garret Vreeland. Margaret Dunning receiving the HVA (Historic Vehicle Association) award with her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster. Margaret is 104 years young, photo Tony Bonanno BOTTOM L-R 1930 Iota Fraschini on the Concorso show field at the Santa Fe Concorso. 1913 Triumph Type C roadster motorcycle on the show field at the Santa Fe Concorso, photos Garret Vreeland

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concours d’elegance based in Santa Fe. It wasn’t until the death of Hill in 2008 that plans for a local concours got underway. By 2010, those plans were ready to become a reality. “It was a leap of faith,” remembers Dennis.

“We call it ‘Rolling Works of Art,’” says Beverly. Or as Dennis puts it: “It’s like walking through a gallery of sculptures or paintings, but of cars. It’s a contest of beauty — a concours d’elegance.”

In five short years, the Santa Fe Concorso has grown in size and scope. In 2014, over 100 worldclass vintage cars, motorcycles and bicycles participated, with a portion of the proceeds from the three-day event going to a number of youth organizations and charities.

The Santa Fe Concorso occurs the last weekend in September, but the rest of the year local car enthusiasts can further bond at Cars and Coffee, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Breakfast is often followed by a morning ride. For the Santa Fean who has, say, a new Corvette, Cars and Coffee is the perfect outlet to show off the new ride, kick tires and talk.

For participating cars, the stakes are high. The automobiles must be completely authentic, meaning that even if they are restored, they must be restored with original parts. Out of 18 different classes, judges choose a winner from each, and then an overall best of show in both sport and elegance.

Whether you have a beloved old truck to talk shop about over lunch at Tuesday Car Table, a shiny new exotic to flash at Cars and Coffee, or a museum-quality vintage Maserati to display at the Concorso, Santa Fe’s car culture is rich and alive with the road always beckoning.

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ABOVE 1948 Tucker’s owner stops to take in the beautiful scenery on The Mountain Tour, photo by Tony Bonanno . BELOW RIGHT Entrant cars arrive in the small town of Cerrillos parked in front of Mary’s Bar, and break for lunch. 1953 Jaguar C Type (first car), 1957 Jaguar XK SS (second car), 1966 Jaguar XKE coupe (third car), photo by Garret Vreeland.

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Service is Still Lexus’ Top Priority after 25 Years

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uxury brand cars have been enjoying great success in recent years by combining better performance with style. One luxury brand in particular stands out; Lexus has just celebrated its 25th anniversary in New Mexico. Fine Lifestyles magazine asked Tom Bohlman, managing partner of both Lexus of Albuquerque and Lexus of Santa Fe (the state’s

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only two locations), to what he attributes the success of the Lexus brand. Fine liFestyles: Thanks for sitting down with us Tom. How has Lexus come to be the well-known brand and dealership it is today?

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My favorite local Lexus story: I was on Paseo del Norte on my way to a meeting in Santa Fe when I saw my engine light go on. I called my service adviser and he told me to bring the car in right away. I said I was in a hurry for an appointment. He said he would have a complimentary loaner car ready for me; I wouldn’t even need to go into the dealership to fill out paperwork. When I arrived, as promised, the car was waiting for me. I handed him the keys and took off. —S. Gregory (owner of her fifth Lexus car)

Bohlman: That’s easy — our customer service. It’s true as well, though, that Lexus puts out a great product. In the past, Lexus was very conservative in their style but today, with products like the RC and NX and redesigned IS, the tide has turned and Lexus is much more progressive with its designs. Regardless of Lexus’ styles, we know, no matter how good the brand is, if we don’t exceed customers’ expectations then they have other luxury brands to choose from. We try to be in tune with what the customer wants. Our responsibility at the local level is to understand the needs of each customer and anticipate them. We do that by hiring employees with integrity who are passionate about what they do. Part of the Lexus service is free car washes by hand. On an average day

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they will do 80 car washes at just the Albuquerque dealership alone. Fine liFestyles: I would imagine the price that someone pays for a car has a lot to do with the type of service they receive? Bohlman: It actually doesn’t. Whether you buy a pre-owned car or truck of another model from us for $15,000, or if you buy a $91,000 Lexus, we will service you the same. You will be treated the same regardless. Fine liFestyles: You say preowned. How is that different from Certified Pre-Owned? Bohlman: Only a Lexus dealer can sell you a Lexus Certified Pre-Owned. These are pre-owned Lexus vehicles that have been well-maintained by Lexus mechanics.

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“I was waiting for my free car wash at Lexus but it was taking a little longer than usual. I was told the volume they were doing that day put them behind. I was concerned because I thought I would be late for a tee time. When they handed me the keys I left quickly. When I arrived at the course and opened my trunk, you can imagine my surprise to find a new box of golf balls and newly polished golf shoes and clubs.”

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Lexus Corporate is so confident in these vehicles they treat them as if they were new. Their warrantee offers a new car warrantee, which is three year or up to 100,000 miles from the time of purchase. It is a great way to own a Lexus with all of the warrantees without buying it new. Whether you’re looking to buy a new, Certified Pre-Owned or a pre-owned car or truck of another model, the Lexus dealership of Albuquerque or Santa Fe is well worth paying a visit. Lexus of Albuquerque 4821 Pan American Freeway 505.341.1600 Lexusofalbuquerque.com Lexus of Santa Fe 6824 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe 505.216.3800 Lexusofsantafe.com

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