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23 Holiday Gift Guide A few of our favorite things from Santa Fe’s one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques

36 Snow Time! Find the perfect something in our Holiday Gift Guide

14 Publisher’s Note


18 City Different The Santa Fe Film Festival, indoor and outdoor ice-skating, the Inn of the Turquoise Bear, and more 43 Art Mark White’s new Railyard space, Manitou’s holiday show, and gallery previews


Take to the slopes during Santa Fe’s snowy season

71 Dining A small-plate wonder, hotel fine dining, and a delicious holiday recipe 76 Events December and January happenings 80 Day Trip Sleigh riding in Angel Fire

60 Living Paul and Ashley Margetson’s eclectically styled home, and wood stoves for the winter



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December/January 2013


holiday issue


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Tom Perkinson, Winter at Dusk watercolor and mixed media, 29 x 39" Courtesy of Manitou Galleries.

publisher’s note


Skiing, like a few other areas of interest, goes beyond being just an activity or a sport and is instead a culture and a lifestyle unto itself. The immediate relationship I have with fellow skiers or snowboarders is akin to one shared between farmers. We love to discuss weather, and we revel when there’s moisture. We love to compare equipment, and our schedules revolve around the climate and specific weather conditions. For us, there are two seasons: skiing and non-skiing. We love the sport because nothing compares to the exhilaration of gliding down a mountain with views that can stretch nearly to Arizona and all the way to Colorado. In powder skiing, there’s the sensation of floating, as if on a cloud, as you descend through silent trees. It’s one of the great joys in my life. Santa Fe is a ski town. We all take interest in the snowfall and ski conditions. The whole town follows our sport whether they ski or not. Santa Fean founders Betty Bauer and Marian Love didn’t ski, yet they were so proud when we employees beat a formidable newspaper team in a 1991 ski race. Another benefit of skiing is that it allows for personal reflection amid the serenity of a beautiful mountaintop or while deep in a forest. I came to the final decision to purchase this magazine while skiing at Ski Santa Fe, free of noise and distraction. December 12 marks the 40th anniversary of the Santa Fean, founded by those previously mentioned amazing women. I’m extremely proud to be part of their legacy and part of this magazine. I want to acknowledge the Santa Fean’s incredible editors, art directors, advertising reps, and other professionals— especially the current ones—who have contributed to the Santa Fean’s legacy and ongoing success. And finally, 40 years doesn’t happen without wonderful readers and advertisers who are also part of the legacy. I thank you dearly, one and all. Have a wonderful winter and a holiday season filled with love and powder snow.



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Q: What is your favorite Santa Fe winter activity? “I remember walking up Canyon Road on Christmas Eve as a kid and warming up next to bonfires by my grandparents’ friends’ house, following the farolitos that lined the friendly galleries, eating warm posole, and talking with my friends. It was amazing to be part of that community activity, and now I can open my own gallery’s doors, line my wall with farolitos, and welcome everyone for hot apple cider, giving families and other kids a new memory of a community that has history and importance. This is what Santa Fe is, what it was, and what it will always be.” —Bobby Beals, owner, Beals & Abbate Fine Art 14

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“I love to ski, and I also love to enjoy a bottle of wine on our sunset terrace by the roaring fire.” —Rich Verruni, managing director, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa “My favorite winter activity is the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk on Canyon Road. Santa Fe is the first town I’ve lived in where one goes out on Christmas Eve. I remember the first year we were here to partake; it was 1991. I remember the smell of piñon, the beauty of the farolitos lining the street, and

luminarias where people stopped to warm themselves and sing Christmas carols. The street was filled with people jostling each other, joyful and anticipatory of the holiday and approaching New Year. I particularly loved the outfits people were wearing: Pendleton coats, turquoise and silver, cowboy boots and hats, leather gloves—all worn with aplomb. I knew then that I’d move to the Land of Enchantment, and I’ve had the good fortune to live in the most enchanting city to be found.” —Aleta Pippin, owner, Pippin Contemporary

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c e l e b r at i o n s Bundle up and grab your comfy shoes—it’s time for Santa Fe’s annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk! The popular event, which sees revelers make their way down Canyon Road and Acequia Madre guided by thousands of farolitos (sand-filled paper bags with votive candles inside), begins at dusk and features the usual accoutrements: carolers, bonfires, hot cocoa, cider, and—best of all—tons of community spirit. Visit for more information.

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food for thought e x h i b i t s More than 300 objects—from eating implements to Asian spice jars designed to keep out cacao thieves—are on display in New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas. Presented by the Museum of International Folk Art from December 9 through January 5, 2014, the exhibit explores how centuries of experimentation and the merging of cultures have produced today’s cuisines, including the food associated with New Mexico. The latter has a particularly rich history, whether it predates the arrival of the Spanish in 1598 or is a product of the subsequent blending of Old and New World practices. “Our culinary traditions reflect our various cultural heritages,” says curator Nicolasa Chávez. “Historically, food has been used spiritually, ceremonially, medicinally, and as sustenance . . . . This exhibition tells the story of discovery, cultural mixing, exchange, and how our current culinary traditions came to be.”

Actors Wes Studi, Maura Dhu Studi, and Martin Sheen at a 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival event

and . . . action! Film lovers rejoice—the annual Santa Fe Film Festival returns December 6–9 for its 13th season, presenting local, national, and international works at venues like The Screen, the Center for Contemporary Arts, and The Lensic. “Our lineup includes ‘the arts on film’ as a leitmotif and offers feature-length films, short narratives, and documentaries that cross styles, genres, and continents to bring fine art, folk art, the culinary arts, and music to screen at this year’s festival,” says Executive Director Diane Schneier Perrin. In addition to the roughly 60 films being shown this year, the Festival sponsors panels, workshops, and other interactive events. General admission tickets for screening events are $15 (student discounts available). Visit for this year’s schedule and to purchase tickets.

Chocolate-making implements and ingredients, including a 17th-century green ceramic chocolatero from China with an 18th-century locking lid of iron made in Mexico and a blue-and-white talavera chocolate pitcher typical to Mexico ca. 1775–1810.

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An Evening with Acclaimed Short Story Author

Edith Pearlman

Friday, January 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Worrell Lecture | No charge for admission Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College Edith Pearlman is the winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories. The winner also of the 2011 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, among many other recognitions, Ms. Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and nonfiction in national magazines, on-line publications, literary journals, and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Collection, and The Pushcart Prize Collection – Best of the Small Presses. St. John’s College is honored to welcome an author whose stories, according to Ann Patchett in her introduction to Binocular Vision, “are an exercise in imagination and compassion … an example of what happens when talent meets discipline and a stunning intelligence.” This lecture is part of The Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture Series on Literature 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca | Santa Fe | New Mexico 87505 | 505-984-6000 |

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stop and smell the piñon s i g h t s Don’t let Santa Fe’s holiday season pass you by without taking in the sights and smells that are legendary this time of year. Farolito-adorned roofs and walkways, snow-covered adobes, piñon-scented air, and a decoration-filled Plaza are all part of Santa Fe’s world-renowned charm. Enjoy!

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breaking the ice activities When the weather turns cold, Santa Feans turn to fun. Ice-skating is a popular winter pastime in the City Different and in nearby towns. The state-of-the-art indoor rink at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center ( is open for figure skating, ice dancing, and hockey practice in addition to public skating sessions. Also indoors, the Taos Ice Arena ( offers public skating as well as individual and group lessons, while the Los Alamos County Ice Rink ( is New Mexico’s only NHL-regulated outdoor ice rink. “[The Los Alamos ice rink] has been a popular community recreation venue for over 60 years,” says manager Dianne M. Marquez. “Many community members and visitors enjoy the unique aspect of skating outdoors in the elements.” So whether it’s indoors or out, rent some skates, or dig out your favorite pair, and take a spin on the ice this winter.

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local legend h i s t o r y Early-20th-century man-about-town Witter Bynner—poet, essayist, translator—was the embodiment of the color, creativity, and charm that still characterizes his Santa Fe estate 44 years after he last lived there. Occupied by Bynner until his death in 1968 and reimagined in 1996 as the Inn of the Turquoise Bear, a popular B&B, the rambling South Capitol compound is now on the market (for commercial or residential use), with nearly 7,000-square-feet of history included in the price. Bynner settled into the 19th-century adobe following a brief stay at Sunmount Sanatorium in 1922. After renting the home for a year, he bought it from painter Paul Burlin and later added to the building to create the current structure, which features classic SpanishPueblo Revival qualities—a flat roof, parapet walls, abundant vigas, and a signature portico. While Bynner lived in the home, he became a key player in Santa Fe’s social and political arenas, faithfully advocating for human rights and hosting famously raucous parties for friends such as D. H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, Igor Stravinsky, Errol Flynn, and Rita Hayworth, among many others. Bynner would likely be thrilled to know that as a B&B it’s welcomed guests like Bea Arthur, Lauren Hutton, and Rufus Wainwright. “After 17 years of care and restoration, the Inn has become a major part of our lives, and I am sure it will be difficult to turn the keys Here in this autumnal Spain over to someone else,” says Robert Adobes live with little rain, Frost, who co-owns the property with Ralph Bolton. “It is our hope And even crumbling seem to me that someone will come along that Sweeter than a spring can be can see the potential and respect the In any other place but this, history of the house.” Where an eternal autumn is. For more information on the compound, —Witter Bynner which is registered with the Reprinted courtesy of Historic Santa Fe Foundation, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry visit or

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a few of our favorite things

18 kt demantoid garnet ring with diamonds and Paraiba, $12,600, at The Golden Eye

Something special for someone special—that’s what our Holiday Gift Guide is all about. Whether it’s for a friend, a loved one, or even for yourself, you’ll find enchanting, one-of-a-kind items that evoke the charm, elegance, artistry, and sophistication of Santa Fe. From handmade turquoise jewelry to Native American pottery, from perfect pet accessories to hand-embroidered textiles, the City Different’s shops, boutiques, and galleries have it all. So go ahead—find something you like, and bring some Santa Fe cheer to the holidays this year!

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Black ceramic ring with onyx and 25 diamonds set in stainless steel, $2,500 White ceramic ring with pink tourmaline and 1.21 ct diamonds, $8,215, both at Charlotte Santa Fe

standout jewelry Tortoiseshell carved ivory earrings, $5,800, at Barbara Rosen Antique & Estate Jewelry

Sterling silver and 22 kt gold ring with Kingman turquoise, $2,100, at Packards on the Plaza

Koi ring with Paraiba tourmaline, white rose cut diamonds, 14 kt green gold, and 14 kt rose gold. Designed by Valerie Jean Fairchild. $50,000 (available with other gemstones starting at $7,000), at Fairchild & Co.

Gregory Segura New Mexico Collection sterling and turquoise Zia Pendant, $90–$175, at Ortega’s on the Plaza

6.37 ct yellow color oval diamond and white diamond set in platinum, price available upon request, at Jewel Mark

Claire Kahn bead crochet necklace with sapphires and glass beads, $4.445 ($2,225 with no gemstones), at Patina Gallery

Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver by Ball Watches, $2,599, at World Class Watches

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Handcuff bracelets in sterling silver by Lori Swartz, $228 each, at Jett Gallery, GVG Contemporary, and Cowgirl Red (Madrid)

StoryWheels (TM) 14 kt yellow gold lariat with turquoise and pearl beads, $6,229, at Rippel & Company For complete resource information, see page 59.

22 kt gold and 14 kt gold earrings with ammonite and granulation, $3,118, at James Kallas Jewelers

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gift guide women’s fashion

Whisper Silk Parallelogram Scarf with paillettes, in 100 percent silk, $148, at Eileen Fisher

Ivan Grundahl top ($489), skirt ($795), and belt ($369), at Cicada Collection

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Velvet Prairie Slip ($290) and Silk Corn Maiden Skirt ($272), at Homefrocks


Two-piece velvet dress with hand-detailing (stair-step lace cutouts and turquoise stones). First-place SWAIA design by Virginia Yazzie-Ballenger (Navajo). $2,200, at Jacqueline’s Place

Left: Leather steam punk hat ($165) and Karen Wilkinson serape vest with faux fur trim ($715). Right: Kedem Sasson jacket ($330) and tank ($295). All jewelry by Rocki Gorman. All items at Rocki Gorman.

Pleated City Pant ($235), Holiday Collection Boxy Jacket in lace print ($538), Holiday Collection Combo Trellas Tank ($289), at Babette

Silk and cotton hand-embroidered textile, with a linen body and old Chinese coin buttons, $2,600, at Dancing Ladies de Santa Fe

Sula dress ($399) and Girasole necklace with sterling silver, 18 kt gold, 24 kt gold, fine gemstones, and freshwater pearls ($160), at BODY of Santa Fe

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Men’s Lucchese Western boot with El Santo hand-tooled design, in calf, $459.99, at Lucchese Boot Company

Cream-colored embroidered jacket by Biya ($298), cap-sleeve shirt with lace trim by Komarov ($132), necklace with smoky topaz on gold vermeil ($180), at Sign of the Pampered Maiden

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Turquoise and black jade Navajo inlay buckle by B. G. Mudd, $925, at Tom Taylor Company

The Alameda black 6X hat with a beaded hat band by Pam Chappell, $550, at The HatSmith of Santa Fe

Henry Beguelin shearling short gray boot with long-hair lamb ($930) on a hand-knit and hand-crocheted scarf by Sophie Digard Créations ($280), at Desert Son of Santa Fe


Wrist belt bracelets with sterling silver on American alligator, $485–$585, at James Reid, Ltd.

don’t forget

the pets!

Original greeting cards by Krista Brooks, $3.50 each, at Retro Pets

Treats baked daily with all-natural ingredients, from $0.50, at Pooch Pantry Bakery & Boutique

Lenis Pack, available in small and large sizes ($55–$60), Comfort Traction Control Socks, set of four, available in sizes extra small– extra large ($10–$12), at Zoe & Guido’s Pet Boutique

The Log Cabin Bed in pine with coordinating cushions, $650, at Teca Tu

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gift guide

upscale, elegant, and unique Kewa Pueblo Polychrome Aguilar Olla by Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Caté (ca. 1880–1925) in clay and pigment, $8,500, at Adobe Gallery

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Out All Night, carved porcelain stiletto in 22 kt gold leaf and diamanté, $1,450, at Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School

Sony 84" XBR 4K LED television with 8 million individual pixels and four times more resolution than full HD, $25,000, at Constellation Home Electronics Vesuve by Rigaud Paris, essential oils of amber, cinnamon, pine, birch, and cedar, $38–$90, at Things Finer


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hit the slopes! Nau Waximum Trench in organic poplin cotton treated with synthetic wax for wind and water resistance, $315, at Alpine Sports

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Fischer Koa 98 My Style women’s alpine twin-tip skis, $699, at Santa Fe Mountain Sports

the gift of experience Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe’s 90-minute Head to Toe treatment ($225) includes a full body massage, a foot treatment, and a scalp massage.

Treat someone special to a day with fly fishing hall-offamer Taylor Streit, who offers guided excursions through his Taos Fly Shop. Full-day rates (which include lunch) begin at $325 for one person. Half-day rates begin at $250.

Hermès Birkin handbag in togo leather (calfskin), $12,000, at Real Deal Collection

A $225 gift card to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa covers access to the resort’s sulfurfree mineral waters, a 50-minute Ancient Echoes Therapy session, a 25-minute Mini Face Therapy session for a woman or Fitness Face Therapy session for a man, and lunch in the Artesian Restaurant..

A $350 Santa Fe School of Cooking gift card covers the price of one Restaurant Walking Tour, one hands-on class, and one demonstration class—plus a little extra to shop for ingredients to bring home. december/january 2013

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gift guide Glass plates with silver-plated backs, made in Turkey, $125 each, at Mediterrania


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home decor

Alex Marshall Studios hand-glazed Cylinder Vases, $64–$109, at Cielo Tabletop

Classic Copper Collection Quad Server in alloy and copper, $125, at NambĂŠ

Royal German silver candleholders ($120 each), 5 x 7" metal frame ($63), and Royal German silver decor eggs ($42 each), at ACC Santa Fe

Floral-scented silk sachets, from $21, at Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors

For complete resource information, see page 59.

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Beatriz Ball Fine Metalware in hand-hammered stainless steel with 24 kt gold trim, $50–$165, at asian adobe


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gift guide accent pieces A box from a collection of hand-stamped nickel silver boxes, frames, and candlesticks, $75–$550, at Nathalie

Ceramic and mixed-media covered jars by Vicki Grant, $280–$2,250, at La Mesa of Santa Fe

For complete resource information, see page 59.

Glass cabinet knobs from the Ice Collection by Schaub, $25.95 each, at Allbright & Lockwood

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snow time! there’s winter fun for all on Santa Fe’s storied slopes


ith the Southern Rockies arching their way across much of Northern New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment is also a land of excitement—especially in the winter. Each year, the high-altitude geography becomes a snowtopped playground for skiers and snowboarders, and the Santa Fe area is home to an impressive variety of resorts and facilities that cater to visitors no matter their experience, age, or skill level.

Ski Santa Fe

On clear winter days, the alpine panorama of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Deception Peak is breathtaking. But it’s not the crystalline scenery at more than 12,000 feet that attracts hordes of visitors to this lofty mountain, where skiers have been tearing down its slopes for more than 60 seasons. Just 16 miles from town, Ski Santa Fe (—which, at 10,350 feet, boasts one of the highest base elevations in the U.S.—is a winter wonderland that man36

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by Ben Ikenson ages some 660 acres within the Santa Fe National Forest. With an average snowfall of 225 inches per year (and additional powder-making capacity on half of its 77 runs), Ski Santa Fe attracts skiers and snowboarders of all levels who enjoy the steep bump runs, the open chutes, and the superb gladed trails. Last year, more than 132,000 visitors came to enjoy the slopes. Many, no doubt, came to learn how to enjoy them, as Ski Santa Fe offers a vast menu of ski and snowboard lessons, with group lessons, private lessons, and group lesson/lift ticket packages. The facility’s Chipmunk Corner includes a snowsports school for kids and a daycare center, while a terrain park, lovingly referred to as the “Bone Yard,” has beginner- and intermediate-level obstacle and

jump features on which snowboarders and skiers can practice their maneuvers. This year, expectations are high for another strong turnout. While the weather is always unpredictable, says Benny Abruzzo, mountain manager for Ski Santa Fe, “the forecast has been extremely positive, calling for a wetter, colder winter than in recent years, so we’re pretty optimistic about this season.” Also optimistic is Buzz Bainbridge, a local ski legend and former director of the New Mexico Tourism department. “[Ski Santa Fe] is a great place to ski, and it’s been amazing to watch the industry really grow up here,” he says. In 1946, Bainbridge and his wife Jean managed the Hyde Park and Big Tesuque ski areas, which were early predecessors to Ski Santa Fe. The couple were not only ski buffs before much of the rest of the country was swept up by the postwar craze, but they helped produce that craze, offering ski lessons and later promoting a “Ski the Rockies” campaign, which convinced elites they didn’t need to head overseas for top-notch skiing and introduced the sport to a broader swath of Americans. At age 91, Bainbridge no longer hits the slopes, but he’s maintained a fairly regular presence at Ski Santa Fe over the years and was around this past summer to observe the recent renovation and expansion of La Casa Lodge, originally built in 1966. With an addition of more than 12,000 square feet, the complex at the base of the slopes includes a new rental shop with top-of-the-line equipment, an expanded gear and apparel shop, and a large new food court.


Taos Ski Valley

Ski Santa Fe, set on 660 acres within the Santa Fe National Forest, has 77 runs and 7 lifts and is popular with skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

Ernie Blake, another legendary ski pioneer, was a manager at the Santa Fe ski basin in the early 1950s as well as a pilot. Blake, who passed away in 1989, thought he may have been hallucinating when, from the vantage of his Cessna 170, he spotted the virgin scenery of La Cal Basin, just north of Wheeler Peak. “There was a tremendous snow basin. . . . I thought it was an optical illusion,” he reportedly once said. Blake decided to pull up stakes, go north, and blaze his own trails, establishing Taos Ski Valley ( about 20 miles north of Taos in 1954 and ultimately helping to make Northern New Mexico a world-class ski destination. “This resort has rightly earned its spot in the pantheon of North America’s most challenging ski areas,” a New York Times review emphatically proclaimed of Taos Ski Valley. Of the resort’s 110 trails, many are steep chutes dropping from Highline Ridge that threaten to take even the most experienced skiers down their inclines in a less than graceful fashion. Fortunately for most of us, there are also plenty of more moderate runs from the West Basin and Kachina Peak as well, and, last summer, in response to longstanding criticism that even its beginner runs were steep, managedecember/january 2013

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Ski enthusiasts and novices alike can find what they’re looking for at any of the Santa Fe–area ski spots, whether it’s a first-time go on the bunny slope or a confident taking-tothe-air on a rented pair of snowblades. Below is a basic list of prices (per day, per adult) that are helpful to know before you go. For further information (hours of operation, package deals, group rates, and more), contact the ski areas directly.

SKI SANTA FE Lift tickets: $34–$66

Ski rentals: $25–$40

“Ski Santa Fe is a great place to ski, and it’s been amazing to watch the industry really grow up here,” says local ski legend Buzz Bainbridge.

Snowboard rentals: $28–$40

TAOS SKI VALLEY Lift tickets: $30–$75

Ski rentals: $31–$50 Snowboard rentals: $42–$45

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN Lift tickets: $35–$59

Ski rentals: $17–$25 Snowboard rentals: $20–$30 Snowblade rentals: $20–$22


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Ski Santa Fe has one of the highest base elevations for a ski area in the country. On the Millennium Triple Chairlift, skiers are taken as high as 12,075 feet.

ment oversaw the installation of a new beginner hill with a 1,400-foot-long lift. And it was only four years ago when the resort put out what was then a controversial welcome mat for snowboarders, who now make up a considerable portion of the 200,000-plus annual visitors that keep Taos Ski Valley and the tiny village at the foot of the slopes alive each winter. “Without snowboarding, we might not have survived,” says Adriana Blake, who heads up marketing for the ski facility and who is also Ernie Blake’s granddaughter. “We really felt we needed to enhance our market viability.” While there were some initial reservations by longtime ski purists, Blake says she no longer hears those complaints. “We can all get along,” she says, adding that her granddad “would be happy we were able to maintain the family business while getting more folks out to enjoy the slopes, whether on skis or snowboards.”


Pajarito Mountain

The Los Alamos community was yet another player in the postwar ski fervor in New Mexico. Bainbridge is reported to have said that the ski school he operated with Jean was popular because “the Los Alamos ski patrol, in their pedantic way, would stop awkward skiers and strongly suggest that they take lessons.” Established in the 1950s, the Los Alamos Ski Club included former Manhattan Project scientists, among other local enthusiasts, who soon found their own snowy slice of heaven on the east slopes of the Jemez Mountains, after moving from a nearby hill. Now with 40 trails, 5 chairlifts, and a surface lift, Pajarito Mountain (, also open to snowboarders and snowbladers, is a small, cooperatively owned operation that describes itself as New Mexico’s best-kept skiing secret. “When people come here for the first time, they’re really surprised by the variety and quality of terrain,” says Tom Long, the ski area’s general manager. “We have some double black-diamond runs, excellent bump skiing, and lots of great forest trails. And, because we’re such a small, low-key operation, there are never lines for the lifts. On a good year, we get maybe 50,000 people.” Given that the facility’s snowmaking operation isn’t very extensive, its seasons must rely on Mother Nature, which Tom suspects means an opening day this winter in mid-December. “When there’s good snow on the ground, just grab some skis and come on out,” he says.

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openings | reviews | people

During New Concept Gallery’s group exhibition of winter-themed works (December 15–January 19, reception December 15, 1–4 pm, 610 Canyon,, paintings and photographs find common ground in moody and evocative depictions of snow-covered sites. Aptly named Winter Scenes, the exhibit includes works by abstract painter Cecilia Kirby Binkley, traditional landscape painter Linda Peterson, and photographers Woody Galloway and Steven A. Jackson, among others.—Samantha Schwirck Steven A. Jackson, The Pecos River, San Jose, NM, archival digital print, available in two sizes, 17 x 11" and 23 x 17" december/january 2013

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masterpieces in miniature small-scale works light up a holiday show by B a r ba ra Ty ne r

Great things come in small packages at Manitou Galleries’ Holiday Small Works Show. Hot cider, live music, and the glow of farolitos warm body and soul, but the art warms the heart. The eclectic gallery specializes in figurative painting and sculpture, and this show features more than 20 of its artists’ works in intimate miniature. “This is a popular show that we do every year,” says Frank Rose, an art consultant at Manitou. “All the other galleries on the street have openings at the same time, and so many people come out to celebrate, regardless of the cold. It’s such a warm and festive atmosphere.” Forget “suitcase art”; some of these works—perfect for gift-giving, Rose notes—are small enough to slip into a Fendi. But they’re little jewels with great big presence and personality, and that’s not easy to pull off. Small works need big voices. Good miniaturists capture our attention, create drama and character, beckon us a wee bit closer. Suddenly, we’re hooked. Painter Tom Perkinson masters the mighty on the small scale. His soft pastel and watercolor works hum with the warmth and quiet majesty of the sun-stained Southwest landscape. His soft-focus vistas in melty, confectionary colors make windows superfluous. Perkinson depicts winter scenes that conjure timeless beauty, capturing what locals love most about the Southwest’s sleepy months. Animals are big (little) stars in this group show. Steve Worthington’s bronze sculptures are highly loveable, even if they’re more Dürer than Disney. His rabbits are bunchy, his frogs ribbety, his mice frolicsome, rendered through relentlessly good anatomical observation. Each carries just a tad of whimsy. Worthington’s animals are fun, perfect, and playful, and some even have little jobs as wine stoppers and shoehorns. But make no mistake: The sculptor is a serious observer of nature, even if several of his mini-mice sport wings. Jennifer O’Cualain’s paintings of sparrows, marmots, fawns, and jays carry the weight of portraiture. The works are heartwarming, generously infused with the artist’s love of all things furry, flapping, and flying. “I like that I can anthropomorphize the animals, but I don’t take it too far. I mean, I don’t put clothes on them,” she laughs. O’Cualain’s portraits are sweet, her tiny characters bright-eyed and ready to tell viewers their stories no matter the season. Holiday Small Works Show, December 7–31, reception December 7, 5–7:30 pm, Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace, 44

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Tom Perkinson, Heading South, watercolor and mixed media, 7 x 7"

Jennifer O’Cualain, At the Dance, oil on canvas, 27 x 33"





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branching out

an artist and gallery owner finds room to grow

by St aci G ola r

AlreAdy well-known for his striking kinetic sculptures that have become a familiar part of the landscape near his Canyon road gallery, artist Mark white is moving in new directions. “I like to experiment a lot in both art and in business,” white says, sitting among the brightly colored paintings and geometric sculptures in his new gallery, Mark white Contemporary Art, which he opened in September in Santa Fe’s railyard district. white launched his first gallery, Mark white Fine Art, on Canyon road in 2008. “The recession made me more serious about [starting] my own business. I wanted control over making sales and keeping people I already worked with employed,” he says. “It was a decision sort of based on fear, but it was also empowering.” while his first gallery has been successful, drawing a steady and loyal collector base, that hasn’t been enough to satisfy white. Something pushed him to continue exploring and expanding, both literally and figuratively. “I kept thinking about doing work that just didn’t seem to fit in the space,” he says, referring to the small, historic adobe-home-turned-gallery on Canyon road. “This [material] just wasn’t going to work there aesthetically or physically.” Galvanized by the success of his first art business venture, white took matters into his own hands and opened the more spacious sister gallery in the railyard, complete with a new series of work that includes welded stainless steel sculptures, painted engravings on aluminum, and more. “I thought about opening a gallery in another city, like los Angeles, and then realized that maybe I could do it here, in this area, and achieve the same kind of thing,” he says. So far, interest in the new space has been encouraging. “not everyone gets to experiment like this in business,” white notes, “I’ve been very lucky to do so.” Mark White Contemporary Art, 1611 Paseo de Peralta, Mark White, Reflective Moments, oil on panel, 36 x 36 x 2"

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Thomas Joshua Cooper: Selections from the Past Ten Years, James Kelly Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe, December 14–March 2, reception December 14, 5–7 pm In his second solo show with James Kelly Contemporary, landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper explores the metaphorical resonance of the Atlantic Ocean as it interacts with space and time. The San Francisco native and professor of photography at the Glasgow School of Art emphasizes textures and details of his subjects’ natural features, which allude to human history even as they transcend it.—ET


Then and Now Hill’s Gallery ReMix, 217 Galisteo, through January 5 Reception December 14, 5–7 pm In 1980, Art in America called Hill’s Gallery “the best place to see a broad sampling of good contemporary New Mexico work.” This 10-week show brings together pieces by artists from the gallery’s original 1970– 1981 period, among them John Connell, Jean Promutico, and gallery co-founders Jim and Megan Hill. A rotating exhibit also highlights the work of select artists such as David Kimball Anderson, Bruce Lowney, and John Tinker.—Eve Tolpa

Thomas Joshua Cooper, A Premonitional Work, (The Burning Tree), Lassen National Park, Shasta County, California, selenium and gold chloride toned silver gelatin print, 16 x 23"

A Square Foot of Humor Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, Through January 8 Zane Bennett’s artists celebrate the wisdom of the fool and the outlet for repressed impulses that folly provides. Mixed-media artist Holly Roberts reinterprets the seminal story of Adam and Eve with black humor, painter Joshua Rose recalls Shakespearean fools Yorick and Will Sommers, and sculptor Roger Atkins presents a wallmounted unmarked wooden box containing opening lines to some of his favorite jokes, extending to viewers the implied invitation to complete them.—ET Joshua Rose, Yorick, mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12"

Jean Promutico, Mountain Pass, acrylic, Conté, graphite, and colored pencil on paper, 29 x 38"

Brigitte Carnochan: Floating World VERVE Gallery of Photography, 219 E Marcy, December 7–January 19, reception/book signing December 7, 5–7 pm Inspired by Japanese poetry, the painted gelatin silver photographs of Brigitte Carnochan are slightly erotic and entirely sensual, simultaneously depicting the beauty of the human form and of nature. Carnochan’s book, The Floating World, represents her view of an impermanent world of fleeting beauty and includes the names of poets calligraphed on each image. The series was printed using archival Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks on uncoated Kozo (mulberry) paper handmade in Japan.—Zélie Pollon

Brigitte Carnochan, A Bird Comes, archival pigment ink print, 15 x 15"

Annual Holiday Event Shiprock Gallery, 53 Old Santa Fe Trail, December 27–January 31, reception December 27, 5–7 pm Dyani White Hawk’s bright oil paintings integrate geometric forms and Native symbols and patterns, speaking to her cross-cultural upbringing and existence as a Lakota woman in an urban American landscape. The beautiful and evocative work includes thick layers of pattern that weave cultural references and meaning. For White Hawk, it’s about looking at what it means to be represented and to self represent in culture.—ZP Dyani White Hawk, Day and Night, acrylic, oil, and charcoal on canvas, 60 x 60" 46

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Vittorio Masoni, Red Sun, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20"

Vittorio Masoni: Euro-American Abstract Paintings, A Gallery Santa Fe 154 W Marcy, #104, January 25–March 17 Reception January 25, 5–7 pm A Gallery Santa Fe—a new artists’ cooperative that opened this past September in Santa Fe’s GALA Arts District—premieres the paintings of Florence native Vittorio Masoni, who currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. Masoni’s abstract pieces, influenced by the likes of Kandinsky and Rothko, begin as spontaneous sketches and frequently take months to complete—perhaps because the artist’s approach involves “searching until I find,” he says. Masoni’s finished paintings are known for their bright colors and distinctive geometric shapes.—SS

Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Shingle Painting #32, oil and wax on canvas, 12 x 6"

Blair + Ernst: New Paintings GVG Contemporary, 202 Canyon December 21–January 15 Reception December 28, 5–7 pm GVG proprietors Ernst Gruler and Blair Vaughn-Gruler team up for a holiday exhibition. Vaughn-Gruler continues the exploration she began with her shingle paintings, a series of multilayered oil-on-canvas works, while Gruler, a fine-art furniture maker as well as a painter, explores material and process through mixed media on panel. He’ll also likely be displaying his Tree Lights, floor lamps made from saplings.—ET

Marci Erspamer, Two Together, acrylic on canvas, 15 x 30"

Marci Erspamer: Connectivity The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon, December 20–January 5 Marci Erspamer paints with a very distinct style, using solid, vibrant colors and connecting each segment of her painting with a dark contour line that she calls a web. Primarily depicting familiar images, the kaleidoscope of colors and shapes created by Erspamer is wonderfully reminiscent of Heinz Edelmann’s animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Apt, as Erspamer strives for universal connection—to beauty, simplicity, and clarity in life.—ZP



Winter Group Show Wiford Gallery, 403 Canyon December 1–January 31 A number of artists in this group exhibition take traditional media in unexpected directions. Case in point: David Nittmann’s wooden bowls that uncannily mimic the shape and texture of baskets. Then there’s the contemporary glasswork of Christopher Ries, which has the distinction of being carved from solid blocks of glass or leaded crystal. Similarly, jeweler and master goldsmith Larry Stark turns his talent to sculpture, where he contrasts metal and gemstones with wood. Other highlights include Swedish-born painter Inger Jirby ’s colordrenched abstract expressionist–inspired landscapes and the bronze wildlife sculptures by her countr yman Kent Ullberg. A nd anyone who’s wa lked down Canyon Road will recognize the organic shapes of Lyman W hita ker’s kinetic outdoor sculptures, creating mesmerizing interactions of positive and negative space.—ET Inger Jirby, Full Moon in Embudo, oil on linen, 24 x 30"

Contemporary Terrain Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon, through January 20 Contemporary Terrain features the varied and rich work of four highly recognized artists exploring perspectives on landscape and environment. The playful photo mash-ups of Deborah Oropallo incorporate historic figures and modern-day images, while Hung Liu’s portraits are superimposed over traditional, iconic Chinese landscapes. Shawn Smith, a newcomer to Turner Carroll Gallery, created a bright, sculpted fire of cubed balsa wood, while Eric Zener, best known for underwater scenes, turns to a more somber exploration of dense forest.—ZP

Eric Zener, Sanctuary, oil on canvas, 72 x 84"

David Nittmann, Acoma Noosphere, African mahogany, 25"

Karen Whitmore, Freedom’s Run, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"


Karen Whitmore: Have You Herd? Brad Smith Gallery, 634 Canyon, December 28–January 11, reception December 28, 5–8 pm Veterinary technician Karen Whitmore worked for many years caring for animals before deciding to pursue a career as a full-time oil painter. In this, her first solo show, Whitmore takes a colorful and textural approach to expressing the personalities of her subjects, which are, not surprisingly, also her former patients—everything from dogs and horses to cows, sheep, and chickens.—ET

NANCY WEEZY FORMAN Limited editionVintage trucks series on canvas

John Tarahteeff, Caught, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 13"

Figurations, Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon, December 21–January 6 Reception December 21, 5–7 pm Local, national, and international artists unite in their explorations of the figure. By contrasting the literal with the symbolic, Michael Bergt’s paintings offer a glimpse into a fluid reality. Alberto Gálvez creates serene oil-on-linen portraits that nod toward classical forms, and John Tarahteeff delves into his intuition and what he calls the “mysterious subtext that emerges” during the process of artistic creation.—ET



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Nance López, Floral Fantasy, weathered wood cross with smoky topaz, 12 x 8"

Artistry in Antiquities Michael Henington Fine Art, 802 Canyon, December 21–January 25 Reception December 21, 5–7 pm Jeweler Nance López displays her embellished mixed-media crosses, about which she notes, “Each one has a story or a history, either through the colors or the centerpiece, which is often an image of a saint.” Also on exhibit is silver work by her husband, santero Ramón José López; landscape paintings by son Miller López; and engraved silver by son Bo López, in collaboration with Rikki Vieira.—ET

A Square Foot of Humor NOVEMBER 30, 2012 - JANUARY 8, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-7pm

435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 T: 505 982-8111


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Joy Campbell, Censored, altered books encased in metal rods, 10 x 12"

14 Exceptions to the Rule ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon, through January 2 Moving beyond a standard holiday preview show, ViVO Contemporary is promising “a 14-artist group show that celebrates color, light, creativity, and multiple, individual themes,” none of which have anything to do with the holiday season. Among the participating artists are Rosemary Barile, Paul Biagi, Joy Campbell, George Duncan, Patty Hammarstedt, and Russell Thurston, each showing his or her work from the past year. The mediums range from painting, photography, and sculpture to mixed media and paper construction.—ZP

Andrew Beckham, The Bivouac, from The Lost Christmas Gift, mixed media carbon ink-jet print, 11 x 15"

Andrew Beckham: The Lost Christmas Gift: Images and Artifacts Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 702 ½ Canyon, Through December 29 This special exhibition is a companion piece to Andrew Beckham’s latest book, The Lost Christmas Gift, which chronicles a long-ago holiday adventure shared by a boy and his father. Artifacts from the project will be on display, including journal pages, packaging, and letters, as well as a selection of limited-edition mixed-media pieces. Says acclaimed author Pam Houston, “The story is deeply moving, the artwork simply sublime.”—ET

Lynda Ray, Red Trace, encaustic on panel, 40 x 48"

Winter Gathering 2012 Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon, December 14–January 7, reception December 21, 5–7 pm Selby Fleetwood brings the year to a close with an exhibition by gallery artists and guest artists invited to interpret the winter solstice season. Visiting painter Lynda Ray, for example, uses encaustic to express the notion that time is not linear but instead “condensed and compressed,” noting that the material’s transparent layers allow “the viewer to see the past, present, and future all at once.”—ET

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Friday, Nov. 2nd 5pm -7pm


Ed Samuels, Fall Flood, oil on canvas, 30 x 24"

Ed Samuels: A Few Favorite Things Ed Samuels Gallery, 924 Paseo de Peralta, #3, December 14–January 12 Reception December 14, 4–8 pm New oil works that capture New Mexico’s fall and winter landscapes are the focal point of this holiday show. Having moved to New Mexico in 1982, Samuels, who calls himself “the happiest of prisoners here with endless inspiration to draw on,” paints images that express his “total captivity with the land and people” of his high-desert home.—Amy Hegarty


Teruko Wilde, #0021, oil on canvas, 5 x 7"


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Teruko Wilde + Barbara Zaring: Taos Remarkable Women Total Arts Gallery, 122-A Kit Carson, Taos, through December 31 The complex, abstract paintings of Barbara Zaring convey her evolved perspectives on seeing nature and specifically the Northern New Mexico landscape. Her mixed-media work and layered abstracts have slowly replaced earlier narrative landscape images, and many new abstracts will be featured in the show. Teruko Wilde’s abstract oil paintings have been gaining in reputation and recognition, while her representational work—bright, colorful New Mexico landscapes—continues to draw admirers and collectors.—ZP




Sage Creek Gallery

Ed Aldrich, Foxy, oil on canvas, 12 x 9" Annual Winter Miniature Show features the work of Kevin Gorges, Sue Krzyston, Marilyn Yates, David Gray, Jennifer McChristian, Robert Johnson, Sandra Boschet, Bill Gallen, Ed Aldrich, Ron Rencher, and Karen Noles. Opening reception December 21, 5–7 pm. Show runs through January. 421 Canyon Rd, 505-988-3444,

New Millennium Fine Art

George Flett (Spokane), His Elk Medicine, Prismacolor, 14 x 18" George Flett (Spokane), the foremost living ledger artist, plus 50 ledger pieces, including works by Terrance Guardipee (Blackfeet) and Anderson Kee (Navajo). Santa Fe gallery since 1980. 60 E San Francisco St, Ste 112 (in the Santa Fe Arcade), 505-983-2002

Mark White Fine Art

Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden with Siri Hollander’s stunning horses to experience bliss. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Gino Hollander, Ethan and Mark White, and Charles Veilleux. We look forward to your visit at our Railyard gallery as well. 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073

GVG Contemporary

Ernst Gruler, Tree Lights Tree Lights are made from actual saplings, carefully chosen rock bases, and handmade Japanese paper. Multitalented artist Ernst Gruler, who is known for his unique contemporary handcrafted furniture but also makes paintings, has a new series of Tree Lights at GVG Contemporary. 202 Canyon Rd, 505-982-1494, december/january 2013

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Pablo Milan Gallery

Pablo Milan, Winter Trek acrylic on canvas, 22 x 66" Located just a few blocks off the Plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art. Come by and see the latest works by Pablo Milan, a New Mexico artist renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, which include loose brush strokes, washes, splatters, and, at times, heavy texture. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285

The William & Joseph Gallery

Dorielle Caimi She Got A Hold of My Lipstick oil on canvas, 30 x 30" Contemporary art, glass, and sculpture. Open daily. 727 Canyon Rd, 505-982-9404

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary

There is a strong narrative element to Ted Gall’s Wizard of Oz creations that reflects the artist’s personal take, which he intends as a departure point for viewers to add their own interpretations. Gall’s pieces are all one of a kind, a rarity in the field of bronze, and feature moveable parts that make the experience of owning them interactive and fun for art lovers of all ages. 200-B Canyon Rd, 505-984-2111,

POP Gallery

Spencer Herr, The Presentation oil on birch, 30 x 36" Newly located at the corner of Lincoln and Marcy, POP Gallery, established in 2007, features emerging and established New Brow contemporary artists in numerous media. Our vision is rooted in providing art lovers with thought-provoking alternatives, as we showcase internationally renowned artists representing a celebration of mediums and ideas, the dynamic union between independence and spirit, and the emergence of subculture on a contemporary platform. 142 Lincoln Ave, Ste 102 505-820-0788,

Reflection Gallery—A Santa Fe Tradition

Wang Bing, Tibetan Boy I, oil on canvas, 24 x 24" A diverse collection of international and U.S. fine art located at the beginning and the end of your search on Canyon Rd. 201 Canyon Rd, 505-995-9795,


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ViVO Contemporary

Jane Rosemont, She Never Fit in with the Crowd (Detail), photograph, 17 x 36" ViVO Contemporary photographer Jane Rosemont uses game pieces, iconic images, and vintage dolls to create characters that are far from ordinary. In ViVO's 14-artist group exhibit, 14 Exceptions to the Rule, Rosemont's piece She Never Fit in with the Crowd is an absurd but accurate self portrait—at least from days of yore. "Everyone else was bigger and better, at least in my mind," she laughs. "Portraying faces in this way is how I grapple with imperfection . . . which I can easily aspire to!" 725 Canyon Rd, 505-982-1320

The Ed Samuels Gallery

221 Galisteo Street • Santa Fe • 505.982.6250


Ed Samuels, Morning Snow oil on canvas, 30 x 24" The gallery's holiday show, A Few Favorite Things, will be on display from December 14 to January 12 with an opening reception on Friday evening from 4 to 8 pm. There will be 12 new oil works of the late fall and winter New Mexican landscapes and people, as well as mulled wine and holiday treats. 924 Paseo de Peralta, #3 505-986-3968

New Concept Gallery

Linda Petersen, Winter, Santa Fe, oil on canvas, 12 x 16" Winter Scenes opens on Saturday, December 15, with a reception from 1 to 4 pm. The exhibiiton highlights a variety of snowy landscapes and churches of Northern New Mexico. Photographs by Woody Galloway and Steven A. Jackson and oil paintings by Linda Petersen and Cecilia Kirby Binkley are featured. 610 Canyon Rd, 505-795-7570,

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Rippel and Company Celebrate with sterling and gold Storywheels™. Composable lariats with turquoise and pearl finials on sterling or 14 kt chains. Come to Rippel and Company for gorgeous jewelry, sterling buckle sets, and more. 111 Old Santa Fe Tr 505-986-9115

EntErtainmEnt systEms Audio & Video • HomE tHEatEr motoriZEd sHadEs & draPEs HomE automation FLat PanEL tELEvisions custom rEmotE controLs Charlotte on the Santa Fe Plaza Our patented and interchangeable jewelry system allows you to wear pieces as a ring, necklace, or bracelet . . . with endless possibilities! High-tech ceramic, stainless steel, 18 kt gold, or platinum . . . you decide! Call for a free catalogue. 66 E San Francisco St, 505-660-8614

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BODY is your one-stop shopping and rejuvenation center for the holidays and the New Year. Studio, spa, fit, café, kids, boutique, and events. Give the gift of health. BODY’s raw/vegan organic chocolates are healthy and handmade and make great gifts. 333 W Cordova Rd, 505-986-0362


Packards on the Plaza Sugilite, faceted quartz, and black-and-white diamonds set in 18 kt gold and midnight oxidized silver Incite your passions with Emily Armenta’s fabulous heraldic jewelry. Reminiscent of Guinevere, Charlemagne, and Marie Antoinette, pendants, bangles, earrings, and rings are set with beautiful gemstones. Select your special piece of romance at Packards on the Plaza. 61 Old Santa Fe Tr, 800-648-7358 or 505-983-9241,

Dove’s Jewelers Sterling silver filagree cuff bracelet with 14 kt yellow gold horse head and stars; sterling silver hand-engraved cuff bracelet with three stars; sterling silver hand-engraved cuff bracelet with a beaded center; sterling silver hand-engraved horse head ring; sterling silver filagree pendant with a 14 kt yellow gold horse. Award-winning artist Robert Dove has been nationally known for his handmade one-of-akind fine jewelry originals since 1972. In his Texas studio, Dove draws detailed renderings of each piece, which later become wearable art. 2611 Plaza Pkwy, Ste 301, Wichita Falls, TX, 940-691-3229,

Charlotte on the Santa Fe Plaza Black-and-white ceramic ring

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Our patented and interchangeable jewelry system allows you to wear pieces as a ring, necklace, or bracelet . . . with endless possibilities! High-tech ceramic, stainless steel, 18 kt gold, or platinum . . . you decide! Call for a free catalogue. 66 E San Francisco St, 505-660-8614

Available only at The Golden Eye, where creativity reigns and the possibilities are endless. Design your own unique statement from our collection of jewels set in 18 kt gold. One or many, mix and match. 115 Don Gaspar Ave 505-984-0040 800-784-0038

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The Golden Eye 18 kt gold Maltese Cross set with 3.17 TCW chocolate and white diamonds

Char at the White Studio Chain with citrine link; Sophia Locket with Virgin of Guadalupe image; blue topaz, green amethyst, and citrine precious stone charms; Virgin of Guadalupe medal


Sterling silver Sophia Locket holds your own precious cargo and images. Have fun building it yourself at Char’s studio boutique—add jewels, medals, and charms. Lockets and chains designed by Demian and Alex Vazquez of D&A Jewelry. It’s a great gift! 206 McKenzie St, #C, 505-988-5969

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Dressing uncommon women from ages 25 to 70, we feature clothing collections from small studio designers the world over. Textural, colorful, imaginative, assymmetrical—and that’s just the clients. Santa Fe is America’s most creative shopping destination, and SFWG is the jewel in the crown. 124½ Galisteo St, 866-982-1737

Custom-designed collar of natural-color pearls in pastel shades mixed with multicolored fancy sapphires and diamonds. The necklace is mounted in 18 kt white gold. A rainbow of treasure from the land and sea—appropriate for any mermaid or mortal. 100 E San Francisco St, 505-983-5552,

Boots & Boogie Steve Elmore Indian Art Vintage Navajo and Zuni jewelry Steve Elmore Indian Art is The destination in Santa Fe for great vintage Native American jewelry and historic Pueblo pottery. The gallery also features kachina dolls and original oil paintings by Steve Elmore, a New Mexico native. The website features more than 1,000 unique items. 839 Paseo de Peralta, 505-995-9677, 58

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Santa Fe’s premier gallery of fine handcrafted boots. Elegant while still being comfortable. Owner Roy Flynn will personally and expertly size you in the finest and most beautiful alligator boots—both belly and hornback, in myriad colors, and at the most competitive prices in the industry. Boots & Boogie utilizes five bootmakers and is committed to style, elegance, customer comfort, and satisfaction. Whether it’s the classic alligator or any of the hundreds of other designs available, Boots & Boogie outfits you with style. 102 E Water St, in El Centro Mall, one block southwest of La Fonda 505-983-0777,

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Where to buy items featured in our Holiday Gift Guide

ACC Santa Fe 620 Cerrillos 505-984-0955

Dancing Ladies de Santa Fe 667 Canyon 505-988-1100

Jewel Mark 233 Canyon, Ste 1 505-920-6304

Rippel & Company 111 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-9115

Adobe Gallery 221 Canyon 505-955-0550

Desert Son of Santa Fe 725 Canyon 505-982-9499

La Mesa of Santa Fe 225 Canyon, 505-984-1688

Allbright & Lockwood 621 Old Santa Fe Trail, #5 505-986-1715

Eileen Fisher 142 Lincoln, 505-986-0900

Lucchese Boot Company 57 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-820-1883

Rocki Gorman La Fonda on the Plaza 119 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-983-7833

Fairchild & Co. 110 W San Francisco 505-984-1419

Mediterrania 401 W San Francisco 505-989-7948

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe 198 State Rd 592 505-946-5700

Nambé 104 W San Francisco 505-988-3574,

Alpine Sports 121 Sandoval, 505-983-5155 Asian Adobe 310 Johnson 505-992-6846 Babette 110 Don Gaspar 505-989-3435, Barbara Rosen Antique & Estate Jewelry 213 W San Francisco 505-992-3000 BODY of Santa Fe 333 W Cordova 505-986-0362 Charlotte Santa Fe 66 E San Francisco, Ste 1 505-660-8614 Cicada Collection 221 Galisteo 505-982-6260 Cielo Tabletop 316 S Guadalupe 505-992-1960, Constellation Home Electronics 215 N Guadalupe 505-983-9988 Cowgirl Red 2865 NM 14, Madrid 505-474-0344

The Golden Eye 115 Don Gaspar 505-984-0040 GVG Contemporary 202 Canyon 505-982-1494 The HatSmith of Santa Fe 228 Ortiz, 505-995-1091 Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School 315 Johnson 505-988-2225 Homefrocks 611 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-5800 Jacqueline’s Place 233 Canyon, 505-995-1150 James Kallas Jewelers 2801 Rodeo, 505-986-1955 James Reid, Ltd. 114 E Palace, 505-988-1147 Jett Gallery 110 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-988-1414,

Nathalie 503 Canyon, 505-982-1021 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa 50 Los Banos Dr, Ojo Caliente 505-583-2233 Ortega's on the Plaza 101 W San Francisco 505-988-1866 Packards on the Plaza 61 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-983-9241 Patina Gallery 131 W Palace 505-986-3432 Pooch Pantry Bakery & Boutique 301 N Guadalupe 505-820-1130 Real Deal Collection 223 W San Francisco 505-795-5979 Retro Pets 621 Old Santa Fe Trail, Ste 10 505-983-2898

Santa Fe Mountain Sports 1221 Flagman Way, Ste B1 505-988-3337 Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe 505-983-4511 Sign of the Pampered Maiden 123 W Water 505-982-5943 Taos Fly Shop 308 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, 575-751-1312 Teca Tu 500 Montezuma, #116 505-982-9374 Things Finer 100 E San Francisco 505-983-5552 Tom Taylor Company La Fonda Hotel 108 East San Francisco 800-303-9733 Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors 150 S St. Francis 505-984-8544 World Class Watches 324 Mckenzie 505-992-0200 Zoe & Guido’s Pet Boutique 607-A Cerrillos 505-988-2500

living After falling in love with Santa Fe almost 30 years ago, Paul and Ashley Margetson (pictured) decided to pull up stakes and settle down in the City Different. Over the years they’ve turned their traditional Southwestern home into a stunning showcase for their various collections—from American quilts to religious iconography. Here, the couple provide an inside look at how this deeply personalized space came to be, and how it reflects and supports both their creative and professional lives.


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Paul and Ashley Margetson have lived all over the world, but when they came to Santa Fe, they knew it was home. It was 1984, and the couple—who had met seven years earlier in New York, where Ashley was modeling with the Ford Agency—were living in Dallas. “I was working briefly in Aspen,” says Paul, who comes from a manufacturing family in Nottingham, England. “Ashley, who is from San Antonio, had never been to Santa Fe.” But all it took was one visit. “Ashley said, ‘This is where I want to live.’” Soon after, Paul, a hotelier and CPA, was offered a job running the Eldorado Hotel, which opened in December 1985. He and Ashley moved to Santa Fe the following October, and they never left. Now Paul is the managing general partner and general manager of Hotel Santa Fe, which he built in partnership with the Picuris Pueblo and other investors. Although he has, in the words of his wife, “been involved with just about every organization in town,” he no longer serves on the various nonprofit boards he once did. However, his wide range of friends and acquaintances—not to mention what Ashley calls his “silly English sense of humor”—continues to make him “the most popular auctioneer in New Mexico.” “With Paul’s position, we have done a lot of entertaining in our home over the years,” Ashley continues. “It’s a wonderful venue for parties.” The home—which measures 6,130 square feet, has 180-degree views, and was recently put on the market—was clearly designed for it. The property’s original structure was built in the ’70s, and when the Margetsons bought it in the late ’80s, they decided to tear most of it down and rebuild. The result is a deeply Fragile hand-cut tissue-paper banners hang above the dining room table. Above, right: A hand-carved Chinese desk once belonged to heiress Katharine Drexel, who founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and was later canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.


A one-of-a-kind hand-carved door by Jeremy Morelli. Left: The master bath’s Jacuzzi tub looks out at the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Above: A child-size antique Italian santo sits on the living room’s banco next to a 16th-century leather chest from Peru.

“I like to buy and own and look at anything that is quite special and one-of-a-kind, things that have an interesting story,” says Ashley Margetson. Right: “The Red Alcove,” as the owners call it, is “a little museum filled with icons, memorabilia, and unusual ephemera.”

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When the weather turns cold, turn up the heat with an efficient wood stove. Simple, sleek, and stylish—and perfect with virtually any home decor—wood stoves help lower heating costs and decrease dependence on fossil fuels. Below are just a handful of the newest options for keeping you and your home nice and toasty all winter long.

Regency Fireplace Alterra CS2400 A traditional wood stove is given a modern look with clean lines, an oversized ceramic glass viewing pane, and a wood storage area. $2,704, The Firebird,

Jotul F370 This contemporary Norwegian model has a curved glass door as well as side glass panels so you can see the bright flames from multiple directions. $3,469, The Firebird,

Blaze King Sicorro 20 Rustic and charming, this stove comes with the option of adding a satin door handle. $2,100, Blaze King,

Wittus Shaker For a stove inspired by the Shakers’ legendary furniture design, simplicity and innovation are key, which is why this one is made with matte black steel and an attached side table. $4,860, Terry’s Chimney Service,

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Enjoy panoramic viewsÉ [on the market]

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Breakfast overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

This contemporary and minimalist three-bedroom home is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, as it borders the Santa Fe National Forest and provides easy access to the Dale Ball Trails, Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, and Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. The property is also well-suited for the environmentally minded, coming fully equipped with EnergyStar windows and appliances, a photovoltaic system, solar space heating, rainwater harvesting capabilities, a gray-water system, low-flow fixtures, xeriscaping, recirculating hot water, and 18-inchthick poured Pumice-Crete walls. The residence—luxurious but simple, indulgent but practical—is a tribute to the serene and well-balanced nature of Southwestern living. List price: $1.1 million Contact: Dougherty Real Estate Co.,

Dinner watching the sunset over the Jemez Mountains


It is worth a visit in person or on the web:

54 Headquarters Trail, Santa Fe, NM MLS #201104063 • Offered at $3,850,000 Nancy Lehrer Associate Broker Direct 505-984-2641 Cell 505-490-9565 Bell Tower Properties, LLC 218 Camino La Tierra 505-988-2428

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his gracious home is situated on top of 14.28 acres and offers 360 degree views. Included in the wellappointed residence are 4 bedrooms en-suite, two private offices, two powder rooms and a one bedroom guest casita with a full bath. The wonderful outdoor entertaining area is showcased by a large swimming pool complete with tiered waterfalls and lush manicured landscaping.



treasures Mediterrania Since 1994, Mediterrania has specialized in southern European and Spanish colonial reproductions, custom furniture, and antiques from Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and Peru; decorative accessories, lighting, and architectural elements; and textiles and rugs from the Mediterranean basin and the Americas. 401 W San Francisco St 505-989-7948

Clemens & Associates, Inc. A courtyard garden designed for inspired outdoor living From award-winning design to skillful installation, the talented experts at Clemens & Associates, Inc., will help you to realize your garden dreams, while their maintenance professionals give you the luxurious peace of mind and carefree enjoyment of year-round garden care. 1012 Marquez Pl, Ste 201, 505-982-4005

Asian Adobe Inspired by antiquity, the ANTIK Collection makes the past come alive in new and timeless forms. Featuring the most extensive selection of BEATRIZ BALL Fine Metalware products that are 100 percent recycled aluminum. Each piece is made entirely by hand, using the ancient art of sand-casting. These are beautiful yet functional pieces for entertaining and make perfect gifts for the holidays. 310 Johnson St, 505-992-6846,

Celebrating its 30th year, La Mesa is known for contemporary glass, clay, and furniture as well as colorful sculptures for your interior or garden. This fused glass sculpture is one in a new series by Melissa Haid. The Firebird—Stove, Fireplace, and Irrigation Specialists 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688 Scandinavian style and efficiency, wood stoves and inserts by HWAM HWAM offers a line of high-efficiency wood-burning stoves and inserts, all with beautiful Danish style created by HWAM’s internationally accomplished designers. The sleek glass pane door swings upwards in a single, elegant sliding motion with just one hand. 1808 Espinacitas St, 505-983-5264, 68

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La Mesa of Santa Fe "Necklace" fused glass sculpture by Melissa Haid


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Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors Explore our cache of treasures for the home gathered from around the world and locally crafted. Antique and new, large and small, remarkable surprises await . . . Professional interior design services available. 150 S St. Francis Dr, 505-984-8544,

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small wonders “The entrée is dead,” pronounced chef/proprietor James Campbell Caruso upon opening Taberna La Boca, his second small-plate restaurant in downtown Santa Fe, this past September. One bite from the menu at the buzzy younger sibling to his always-hopping La Boca will have foodies echoing his sentiment. No need to mourn the passing of a rigid dining concept, however—tapas and plate-sharing is more fun and allows diners to experience multiple flavors. Taberna La Boca’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere, complete with dark wood and sleek surfaces, gives you a sense of being transported to another city (Toronto, Seattle, and Madrid come to mind). The large tapestry by local artist Braldt Bralds that adorns one wall features a can of sardines with its lid peeled back, a hint at the yummy wonders on parade. Anchovy butter anchors a slice of hardboiled egg atop a crostini on one offering; tart slow-roasted tomatoes melt into the bread on another. A swirl of smoked salmon surrounds goat cheese and arugula, while a cazuela of garlicky sautéed shrimp begs for additional bread for dipping. By day there’s house-made pastries, empanadas, salads, soups, and so much more. Beer, Spanish wines, and sherries also fuel the scene, and at night live Latin jazz transports you to Iberia. Que viva deliciosa!—John Vollertsen Taberna La Boca, 125 Lincoln, Suite 117, 505-988-7102

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off the lobby There used to be a time when food connoisseurs avoided hotel restaurants like the plague, knowing they served only a perfunctory menu designed to fuel travelers but never thrill them. Thankfully, times have changed. In fact, in many cities worldwide, restaurants in prominent hotels are sought out by foodies and stand on their own as recognized and celebrated eateries. Such is the case with two Santa Fe hotel hotspots, both on the list of must-try culinary canteens and both under the direction of not-yet-40 chefs whose skills belie their years. At the Eldorado Hotel and Spa’s Old House Restaurant, the formal white tablecloths of yore are gone, and the new, more contemporary setting is reflected in Chef Evan Doughty’s eclectic menu. It’s still one of the prettiest dining rooms in town, though, with glowing candles and patches of brightly colored art on the walls. Doughty hails from Oregon, and his food mirrors Northwesterners’ reverence for fresh seafood and market vegetables. A crispy soft-shell crab appetizer late in the season gets a fiery kick of chipotle and topping of herbaceous pea shoots. The signature crab cake is very crabby and yummy, with a sweet corn reduction and zippy pico de gallo. The Thai-curry-inspired pan-steamed mussels get a fragrant Pernod splash to cool the kick, while the wedge salad sports crispy pancetta and a gorgonzola buttermilk dressing, allowing for a nice saltycreamy-crunchy play on the tongue. The crab-stuffed lobster tail with hollandaise sent my taste buds (and probably my cholesterol) over the top. Beef fans know that dry-aging the meat ups the flavor and tenderness, and the 28-day Black Angus rib eye corroborates that fact. Served with hatch green chile mac and cheese and a simple but tasty herb butter, it launched my carnivore friends into delirium. The vegetarian with us that night was suddenly pescetarian and consequently loved her pan-roasted sea bass with slow-roasted tomatoes. Chef Evan Doughty She could have had the chef’s vegetable

At the Old House Restaurant, Chef Evan Doughty’s Thai-curry-inspired pan-steamed mussels get a fragrant Pernod splash. Top, right: Crab-stuffed lobster tails are dressed with hollandaise sauce.


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In many cities worldwide, restaurants in prominent hotels are sought out by foodies. two-course tasting, which offered artisan gazpacho and mesquite grilled portobello with Parmesan risotto cake. Next time. The knowledgeable and hospitable staff was terrific at guiding us with wine selections and explaining the menu in detail, including the nifty three salts on the table and their origins (Cyprus, Hawaii, and Australia). A crisp Sauvion Sancerre was perfect with our seafood course. We lingered over a peppery Louis Latour Pinot Noir while gobbling up the decadent deconstructed caramelized “banana split” and a peach and berry cobbler topped with buttery oatmeal streusel. There is nothing old about this Old House. Brett Sparman at Luminaria at the Inn and Spa at Loretto comes to Santa Fe after stints at two top Texas restaurants: the Foundation Room in Houston and Nobu in Dallas. He has a somewhat non-traditional way of looking at food, but I love the tilt he imbues in his flavors. While Doughty dabbles with New Mexico ingredients, Sparman spins and juggles them, adding a touch of contemporary Spanish cuisine. Tacos are almost an art form here when decked with lobster that’s been bathed in an achiote citrus glaze and topped with micro basil. Delish. The romaine on our salad spent some time on the grill, giving it smoky notes that paired well with the limey Caesar dressing and Cotija cheese. Spice-crusted tuna came with a piquillo pepper salsa and Turkish anchovy, while duck breast gets an intense Mexican mole saucing with tart green apple to counterpoint the depth. Sparman likes his grains: A pancetta-wrapped sea bass swims on black-pearled barley, a risotto has green onion, and—the surprise hit of the night—a grilled marinated tofu steak (really) is dressed with mixed grains and a drizzle of chipotle crema that I could almost convert for. (Almost!) The desserts at Luminaria have a playful candy theme. Reese’s fans shouldn’t miss the Nutterfinger chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse and spicy peanuts. The chocolate banana cream tartlet gave me the happy memory of eating Coco Puffs with bananas as a kid.

Red Chile Bourbon Caramel Popcorn Balls If you ask Santa whether he prefers red or green, he’ll probably say Christmas! Leave these on the mantel for Old St. Nick, and I guarantee he’ll leave extra goodies under the tree.—JV

Makes 8 popcorn balls

Luminaria chef Brett Sparman’s pancetta-wrapped sea bass sits on black-pearled barley. Below, right: Romaine salad is briefly put on a grill, giving it a subtle smokiness.



Chef Brett Sparman

The bartender makes a tall and bracing Manhattan, and the lengthy wine list had much to choose from. We settled on a full-flavored (for this varietal) and citrusy Russian River Valley Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc for our appetizers and an inky cherry-rich Turley Zinfandel for the mains. Excellent service and lots of attention from the dining room manager made our evening a special event. With food this fabulous in our leading hotels, a staycation seems in order this winter.—JV

8 cups popped popcorn unseasoned (from ½ cup kernels) 1/2 cup salted butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup (or light corn syrup) 2 tbsp. bourbon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 2 tbsp. hot ground New Mexico Red Chile (available at Place popcorn in large bowl. In medium saucepan bring butter, brown sugar, and syrup to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and boil for five minutes; remove from heat. Stir in bourbon, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and red chile. Mix well. Pour over popped corn. Mix well to distribute caramel evenly. With buttered hands, and while popcorn is still warm, scoop 1 cup portions of popcorn and squeeze tightly into balls. Place on tray covered with wax paper and chill until set.

I, for one, am ready for the holidays! Election years are exhausting, so I suggest we all elect to relax and give in to the joys of the season. A moist and snow-filled winter is predicted, and what better place to celebrate than in a city that takes great delight in wining, dining, and housing locals and visitors alike. Farolitos atop the downtown buildings create a Southwest Currier & Ives postcard effect. Restaurateurs, hoteliers, and all their staff put on an extra big smile; there are fireplaces aglow to linger by; and some of the tastiest cuisine west of the Mississippi is on offer. This is the time to count one’s blessings, and my list includes the huge collection of talented chefs that keep me deliciously sated (plump) and inspired to write about our local scene. They make it so easy. Being a chef myself, I never take for granted the love, sweat, and tears that go into the food that keeps us all culinarily titillated. Have you heard the forecast of a bacon shortage in 2013? Now might be a good time to have a friend in the business, so watch out for former Tomme chef Brian Rood’s Jolly Hog Specialty Meats (, opening soon. As the project develops, the Jolly Hog will be delivering meals around town that will include their cured goodies . . . and bacon! In this season of abundance, I also never forget that for many in our state the question is not where to eat tonight but rather how. Thankfully, The Food Depot plays a year-round Santa

Claus by feeding the less fortunate. The demand is so great that they are building a new facility, which will have 22 times more freezer space, 7 times more refrigerator space, and 4 times more dry storage space. All that space means more room for more food! If you’d like to help fund the important expansion, go to And as Tiny Tim says at the end of A Christmas Carol, “God bless us, everyone.”—JV december/january 2013

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conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday–Sunday 5–9 pm.

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Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn


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125 Paseo del Pueblo norte, Taos 575-758-1977, Doc Martin’s restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Executive Chef Zippy White specializes in organic foods, with chile rellenos being his signature dish. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best of” award of excellence for over 20 years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091, Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and housemade pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Prix-fixe three-course late night dining, 9–10:30 pm, $20.12. No restrictions. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.” —Albuquerque Journal

India Palace

227 Don Gaspar, 505-986-5859 Voted “Best Ethnic Restaurant” in Santa Fe. Located just one block from the Plaza, India Palace specializes in the dynamic, complex cuisine of Northern India using ayurvedic (science of longevity) cooking principles. Homemade cheese, yogurt, ghee, kulfi (pistachio ice cream), and tandoori-fired traditional breads complement the extensive menu, which includes chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Entrées may be ordered mild, medium, or hot. No artificial flavors or MSG. Restaurant entrance is located at Don Gaspar and Water Street, inside the parking lot. Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5–10 pm.

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The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

142 W Palace 505-428-0690 This downtown legend is just west of the Santa Fe Plaza. A local favorite featuring a welcoming saloon and an elegant dining room with an affordable and late-night menu to finish the day. Live music on the side.

The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 Recognized by Gourmet magazine’s Guide to America’s Best Restaurants and The New York Times as a destination not to be missed. Chef/owner Mark Kiffin, the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef of the Southwest,” pairs seasonal contemporary American cuisine with professional service in a timeless, elegant adobe building designed by famed architect Alexander Girard. Extensive wine list, full bar, picturesque garden patios, and a variety of beautiful settings for wedding receptions, social affairs, or corporate events for 12 to 250 guests. Private parking. Seasonal specialty: tuna tartare topped with Osetra caviar and preserved lemon. Lunch Monday–Saturday 12–2 pm; bar nightly 5 pm–close; dinner nightly from 6 pm; full lunch and dinner menus available in the bar.

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with family recipes and specialties of his

homeland. The paella is classic and legendary— served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. The full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Occasional musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 Chef-owned with “made by hand,” eclectic, innovative international cuisine and known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Just a short walk to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, hotels, and museums. “I admire a restaurateur who says, Hey, I want to cook the foods I love, like a musician who says, I want to play the music I enjoy. He would have made a great


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La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232,

La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 28 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11:00 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday–Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm.

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531 or 505-984-7962 Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant illuminates the dining experience by offering casual dining by fireside and candlelight in the evenings. Executive Pastry Chef Andrea Clover (two-time Chocolate Fantasy Award winner) and her imagina-

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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 Experience Old World Santa Fe while dining at La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza. The menu showcases old favorites with New World twists. Our wine list is award-winning, our service is impeccable, and, according to reviewers, you’ll be dining in the “best of Santa Fe style.” La Plazuela hours: breakfast daily 7–11:30 am; lunch Monday–Friday 11:30 am–2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm; dinner daily 5:30–10 pm.

Rancho de Chimayó

Santa Fe County Road 98, #300 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, A treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage. A timeless tradition. Serving world-renowned traditional and contemporary native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this century-old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó’s specialty: carne adovada—marinated pork simmered in a spicy, redchile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days, May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Online store is now open!

The Ranch House

2571 Cristos Road, 505-424-8900 Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the

Tanti Luce 221, situated in a beautiful 100-year-old adobe hacienda, features elegant dining combined with a vivacious bar scene, bringing a hint of Greenwich Village to Santa Fe. The Tanti Luce menu includes European cuisine with a Southwestern influence and fine wine. Inside the 221 Bar you will find new friends, tapas, and an eccentric and fun cocktail list. Like us on Facebook!

Anasazi Restaurant & Bar 113 Washington, 505-988-3030 New Mexico’s most lauded restaurant and bar celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe, the Forbes four-star hotel, restaurant, and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Come savor the rich, earthy flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. Anasazi Restaurant is the perfect location for celebrating the holidays. Special holiday menus available. Private dining also available upon request.

greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and Cristos Road near Kohl’s. Open Monday–Sunday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm.

Rio Chama

414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 Located just south of the Plaza next to the State Capitol building, Rio Chama has been a favorite for locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Chef Russell Thornton focuses on contemporary American cuisine with Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 900 labels and 28 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of” award from Wine Spectator. It is sure to excite the oenophile in anyone. Rio Chama offers a mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to over 100 guests and offer several accommodations. Open daily 11 am–close.


231 Washington, 505-984-1788 Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro,

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Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, handshaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes— totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home-style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Lunch and dinner Monday–Friday 11 am–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon–10 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Tanti Luce 221 221 Shelby, 505-988-2355

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tive desserts are reason alone to visit. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 World’s Best, Gold List Award recipient. Breakfast 7–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5–9 pm. Early evening dinner Cena Pronto, 5–6:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–2 pm.

situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people-watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 Terra, the signature restaurant for Rancho Encantado, a Four Seasons Resort, features majestic views of the surrounding mountains and offers an inventive interpretation of American cuisine. Terra diners enjoy organic, locally sourced ingredients and majestic views of the surrounding desert. For a dining experience that is in perfect harmony with the local lifestyle, Terra’s thoughtful cuisine offers an inventive interpretation of classic Southwestern dishes and regional influences. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7–11:30 am (Saturday and Sunday to 11 am); lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–10 pm; brunch (Saturday and Sunday) 11 am–2:30 pm. december/january 2013

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...bringing great music to life

SUN., DECEMBER 16, 4:00 PM BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY BASH Incidental Music from Egmont Triple Concerto Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio Symphony No. 7

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NIELSEN, Mascarade RACHMANINOV, Piano Concerto No. 2 Spencer Myer, Piano American Pianists Association Fellow TCHAIKOVKSY, Symphony No. 5

For the most complete, up-to-date calendar of events in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, visit

December December 1 Dracula. The Santa Fe University of Art and Design presents an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic horror tale, with professor and professional actor Victor Talmadge in the title role. $12–$15, 7 pm, Greer Garson Theatre at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s, 505-988-1234, December 1 Traditional New Mexican Christmas. The Santa Fe School of Cooking hosts a Christmas meal demonstration. Highlights include shredded pork tamales, poblano and corn tamales, holiday posole, calabacitas, and bizcochitos. Reservations required, $85 per person, 10 am, Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe, 505-983-4511, December 1–2 Winter Spanish Market. Spanish Colonial art—including classic straw appliqués, tinwork, and retablos—is exhibited during this 24th annual event. Presented by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. Free, Saturday 8 am–5 pm, Sunday 9 am–4 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-982-2226, December 4 Ready for Success. Learn how to market yourself and your art with the help of celebrated designer Darlene McElroy. Presented by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. No tickets required, but RSVP. 6–7 pm, Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 W Marcy, 505-913-7266, December 6 New Mexico Tin Ornaments. Create a handcrafted tin ornament with artisan Richard Gabriel. No previous experience needed. $39, 6–9 pm, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards, 505-4281676, December 7 Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices. Grammy Award–winning Chanticleer performs a fresh take on seasonal classics. $10–$50 (discounts for students), 7:30 pm, St. Francis Cathedral, 131 Cathedral, 505-984-8759,

As the music soars, so will your spirits. Steven Smith, Music Director • Linda Raney, Choral Director • Gregory Heltman, General Director AT THE LENSIC: SANTA FE’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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The 2012-2013 season is funded in part by the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodger’s Tax, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

December 10 Aaron Neville Christmas. Aaron Neville and his quintet perform Christmas classics as well as selections from the R & B artist’s 2010 gospel album. Presented by Heath Concerts. $35–$62, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, December 24 Christmas Eve Concert. Eleven-year-old composer and virtuoso pianist Emily Bear joins the Santa

Fe Concert Association Orchestra for a performance of classical and jazz favorites. $25–$95 (discounts for students), 5–7 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234,

January January 5 New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance at La Posada de Santa Fe. This festive New Year’s Eve celebration includes dinner, drinks, and a live band as well as a performance by The Harlem Quartet. $325, 7 pm, La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace, 505-988-1234, January 10 Greg Brown. A concert featuring folk musician and songwriter Greg Brown, who is known for his intimate performances. Presented by Southwest Roots Music. $29–$39, 7:30 pm, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, 505-988-1234, January 11–13 Community Opera. Massenet’s Cinderella is performed by professional opera singers as well as the Santa Fe Concert Association’s EPIK Artists—students coached by Joseph Illick and Gina Browning. Free, 7–8 pm, first-come firstseated basis, Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta, 505-984-8759, January 12 Santa Fe Snow Shoe Classic. A 3.6-mile snowshoe race at 10,000 feet above sea level with awards, prizes, and a raffle. $15–$25, 10 am, Norski Trails, Hyde Park Road, 505-820-6247, santafesnowshoeclassic2012. January 19 Art + Life Workshops. A daylong papermaking workshop with a discussion, a demonstration, and a lesson focusing on the making of traditional Japanese paper. $145 (materials included), 10 am–4 pm, Jacqueline Mallegni Sculpture, 1521 Upper Canyon, Studio B, 505-692-3474, January 20 Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Winter Brilliance. A performance of Nielsen’s Maskarade, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. $20–$40, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, January 24 Louis Lortie. French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs in a concert presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association. $20–$50, 7:30 pm, St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 505-988-1234,

300 Years of Romance, Intrigue & History. Your stay becomes extraordinary at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza. Originally the hacienda of the influential Ortiz Family who settled in Santa Fe in 1694, we offer luxury guestrooms, private casitas and thoughtful touches for the leisure and business traveler alike. For the start of the day, lunch, or a lite dinner El Cañon offers fabulous fare morning, noon & night. Just steps from Santa Fe’s Historic Plaza with fine art galleries, museums and shopping—a unique experience in a unique destination.

open nightly for lite dining and spirits

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Taos December 8 Lighting Ledoux. Ledoux Street’s museums, galleries, studios, and merchants light the area with luminarias while playing music and serving refreshments. Free, 5–7 pm, Ledoux Street. December 8 The Wizard of Oz. Working Class Theatre, the Taos Center for the Arts, and the Taos Youth Ballet present The Wizard of Oz, directed by Ron Usherwood and starring Katy Palmier as Dorothy. Admission by donation, 7 pm, Taos Community Auditorium at the Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte,  575-758-2053, December 12 Brewmaster’s Festival. Twentyfive Southwestern breweries set up at Tenderfoot Katie’s and the Martini Tree Bar in Taos Ski Valley for the 17th year in a row. 21-plus only, $25, 4:30–7 pm, Taos Ski Valley, 866-968-7386, January 6 Buffalo Dance. Taos Pueblo hosts a traditional Buffalo Dance, which offers thanks for abundance during the winter months. $5–$10, 1 pm, Taos Pueblo, 120 Veterans Highway, 575-758-1028, January 30–February 2 Taos Winter Wine Festival. Now in its 27th year, the Taos Winter Wine Festival features tastings, dinners, seminars, and events with the help of 30 wineries and dozens of Taos restaurants. Various locations, 505-946-8506,

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Through September 2013 The Third Chapter: Woody Crumbo. An exhibition of the Potawatomi artist, flautist, and dancer’s work, which is also on display at the Smithsonian Institution. $8–$10, G. E. Foster Jr. Gallery of Prints at The Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux, 575-758-9826, Save the Date: February 9, 2013 A Sweet Affair. Mark your calendars now for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s 8th annual Sweetheart Auction on February 9, 2013, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The festive event, which raises funds for cancer patients in Northern New Mexico, includes dinner by Peas ‘n’ Pod Catering, a silent and live auction, and a vacation raffle with getaway options in Paris, Australia, New Zealand, Machu Picchu, or Maui. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through or by calling 505-955-7931 ext. 1.

Inspired by Northern New Mexico and infused with local and organically sourced ingredients, new Executive Chef Andrew Cooper’s menu blends a seasonal sense of balance, place and comfort to create a new twist on contemporary American cuisine.

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Angel Fire


Nothing says winter like a scenic sleigh ride through the crisp Northern New Mexico countryside, especially with hot chocolate in hand, soft snow all around, and warm blankets to cuddle up with. In the town of Angel Fire, about 90 miles northeast of Santa Fe and 25 miles east of Taos, you can experience just that. Roadrunner Tours takes groups of up to 12 people on excursions led by Percheron horses through Carson National Forest, over picturesque trails lined with smooth white powder and snow-heavy tree branches ($35–$45 per person, For even more of a winter fix, Angel Fire Resort ( keeps the fun going after sunset with memorable activities like night skiing and tubing.—Samantha Schwirck


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