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Rio Bravo Trading Company, oil on canvas, 64" h x 40" w (with frame)

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“The Color Of Oil” oil on Belgian linen 60” X 48” Margarete Bagshaw

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Oil on Canvas

26” X 36”

Dan Namingha © 2013


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35 Winter Wonderland



32 Rare Gems Innovative jewelry to instantly update your collection

A winter scene in Shidoni Foundry and Galleries’ sculpture garden. In the foreground, a painted steel sculpture by Ed Haddaway.



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publisher’s note


December/January 2014


holiday issue

fun local gift ideas ON THE COVER Roseta Santiago, Snow Pony, oil on archival board, 20 x 16" “This horse [in Snow Pony] belonged to my partner at the time I photographed it,” says artist Roseta Santiago. “I was mesmerized by the white on white and spots as he ran through the snow. I wondered then how I would ever paint it. ... [The scene] reminded me of a child playing in the snow—so sunny, crisp air, and total freedom. I will never forget it. The crisp air and white snow, with vivid shadows and clear light, are so indicative of Santa Fe. In this painting, just as in most of my paintings, I used many studies and then put them together visually to tell the story. The horse is my icon for life’s journey.” Roseta Santiago is represented by Blue Rain Gallery.

My good friend and Santa Fean subscriber Al Pons, after reading my Publisher’s Note in last year’s December/January issue, told his son how much he enjoyed my comments about skiing. My note and the stories featured in that issue took him back to his carefree days on the ski slopes and reminded him of the beauty of the Rocky Mountains when they’re cloaked in snow and set against dramatic cliffs and mountain peaks. Then in his 80s, Al went on to tell his son that he hadn’t thought about skiing for many years and that my note brought back all the memories of the joy he had once experienced. Two days later, Al passed away. Anyone who knew Al knows that, given the opportunity, he would have strapped on his skis and made one final run. We all have our own unique connection to and appreciation of winter in Santa Fe. Most Santa Feans daily gaze up toward the Sangre de Cristos and their white-capped peaks. We gauge a winter storm’s magnitude by the level on the mountain to which white snow has descended. I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s positioned their bed so that they can fully absorb the views of the snow-capped mountains with their head still on their pillow. It’s a captivating time of year as we all look forward to Santa Fe’s many winter events and the holiday season. Strolling up Canyon Road during the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk (Santa Fe’s most romantic holiday event), the lighting of the Plaza, the evergreen boughs hanging from downtown vigas, celebrating Las Posadas, and the Christmas Eve midnight Mass at the Basilica are just a few of Santa Fe’s cherished holiday traditions. At this time of year, it’s hard not to feel connected to the city and the season. May this winter in Santa Fe fill your heart with a connection to this magical place. May you also connect with someone special in your life and enjoy the charm of an adobe home adorned with snow and set against the backdrop of a snow-capped mountain. Like my friend Al Pons, make the most of every moment you can in our winter wonderland.




Snow Pony in progress, in the studio of artist Roseta Santiago

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“I love Christmas in Santa Fe, especially watching the dances at the pueblos. Every December 12, I delight in the Matachines Dance at Jemez Pueblo. Every Christmas Eve, I decide which location I will enjoy that year. There are so many tempting choices. I watch dances at various pueblos up to January 7.” —Susan Topp Weber, author of Christmas in Santa Fe and owner of Susan’s Christmas Shop

“As an artist, I find wintertime in Santa Fe so inspiringly colorful and alive. I love to create paintings of snow scenes; when Santa Fe and the surrounding landscape sport a fresh layer of snow, they have an inspirational magic all their own. It evokes a quiet peacefulness. At a time when many other cities in the country have cloudy skies and bitter cold, Santa Fe seems to radiate a winter warmth and always inspires me with its magic, luminous vitality.” —Tom Perkinson, painter

“Santa Fe is one of the most beautiful cities to me, especially during Christmas. It’s magical, with the decorations and lights, crisp winter air, and sunsets on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I love the beautiful architecture and the many different restaurants, museums, and galleries. Santa Fe is a unique place to spend time.” —Miguel Martinez, painter

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Winter in Santa Fe is a one-of-a kind experience, and the city’s lineup of holiday events is sure to make even the biggest Grinch’s heart grow three sizes. On December 13, Santa and Mrs. Claus stop by the 404-year-old Palace of the Governors building for free family fare featuring hot cider and live music. Two days later, the Plaza, decked out in eyepopping holiday decorations, hosts the annual Las Posadas procession, which allows visitors to join a candle-lit reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging the night Jesus was born. A different kind of candlelight—farolitos—guides thousands of visitors along Canyon Road during the annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, known for fostering community spirit in addition to the bevy of carolers and free cocoa and cider along its route. In December and January, all eight of the Northern Indian Pueblos, which lie between Santa Fe and Colorado, hold ceremonial dances that are open to the public, including a Buffalo Dance at Nambé Pueblo and a Deer or Buffalo Dance at Taos Pueblo.—Phil Parker 22


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...bringing great music to life

Sunday, January 19, 2014—4:00 p.m. James FeddeCk, ConduCtor mozart, Exultate Jubilate raChel hall soprano bruckner, Symphony no. 4 • Sponsored in part by Thornburg Investment Management •

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deck the (concert) halls Start the New Year on a high note with the Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve performance at the Lensic, followed by its black-tie Gala Dinner and Dance at La Posada de Santa Fe. Joseph Illick leads the orchestra in Brahms’s Second Symphony, Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos featuring Illick and Claire Huangci, and Broadway favorites from Camelot and Guys and Dolls sung by Eric Illick. After the performance, head to La Posada de Santa Fe and welcome 2014 with cocktails, dinner, and live entertainment courtesy of the band Soulstice Santa Fe. Concert tickets $25–$95; gala tickets $375. For more information, visit santafeconcerts.org.—Amy Hegarty performance

As the music soars, so will your spirits. Gregory Heltman, General director aT THe lenSic: SanTa fe’S performinG arTS cenTer

www.santafesymphony.org • 505-983-1414 The 2013-2014 season is funded in part by the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, New Mexico Arts, a division of the office of cultural affairs, and the national endowment for the arts.

nativity scenes

books Susan Topp Weber has been collecting nativities since 1965 and selling them at Susan’s Christmas Shop, her store just off the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, since 1978, so it’s only fitting that she recently published a book spotlighting almost 100 of her favorite handmade items from across the globe. Nativities of the World begins with a look at the historical portrayal of Jesus in the manger (the first nativities may have been carved in Roman catacombs) and then takes readers through to the present day, covering depictions of the nativity in live events like the annual Las Posadas procession in downtown Santa Fe. Weber’s book features dozens of engaging images, including a nativity from Australia in which koalas stand in for Jesus, Joseph, and Mary, and a kangaroo, platypus, and wombat represent the Three Wise Men; a Slovakian nativity made from corn husks; a nativity brilliantly carved from tagua nuts; and one that’s made from all recycled metal. There’s even a nativity carved onto the head of a kitchen match.—PP


Right, above: A clay Spanish nativity set in a milk crock. Right, below: A reproduction of an 18th-century Italian baroque-style nativity from Naples, Italy.and a Thai wood sculpture.


wearable art unique wome n’s clot h i ng f rom Sa nt a Fe’s lo ca l shops by Eve Tolpa

photo graph s by G abriella Ma r ks

Santa Fe’s sartorial sense is as diverse as its residents, but if everyone here had to agree on a guiding principle, it would be that comfort is key. Santa Feans are equally at home in jeans or at the opera—and, frankly, those two categories often overlap. Comfort and couture are not mutually exclusive, and one need only look to the City Different’s selection of women’s clothing for proof. Origins (originssantafe.com, 505-988-2323) is the 35-yearold brainchild of Judy Margolis, whose take on globalism helped set the tone for the city’s aesthetic. “Our Santa Fe style was an eclectic mix based on the idea of the ancient trade routes,” she says, noting that early customers included actress Elizabeth Taylor and sculptor Louise Nevelson. Margolis carries pieces ranging from the homegrown (items by knitter Faith Welsh and jeweler Susan Green) to the far-flung (pieces from cooperatives in India, Thailand, Morocco, and Nepal). Depending on whether shoppers are in the market for microfiber travel pieces or a repurposed antique kimono, Margolis is passionate about educating them on “techniques, artists, [and] the dynamics of what we carry.” Rocki Gorman (rockigorman.com, 505-983-7833) designed her first piece of jewelry when she was seven years old. Her father was a turquoise miner who traded stones for jewelry with Navajo artisans in the 1960s, when he opened the first Native jewelry retailer in New Jersey. Now Gorman is carrying on the family tradition. Her eponymous shop in La Fonda on the Plaza

Hand-painted bubble silk jacket by Lisa Mergen and long reversible coat by Vanity Couture, with Zelda black leather pants and a necklace by Susan Green. At Origins.

Wool, silk, cashmere, and cotton scarves. At Rocki Gorman.

The Gisela Pullover, a free-form pullover entirely hand crocheted of baby alpaca, merino wool, and nylon. At Peruvian Connection. 26


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boasts not only her long-established Navajo-crafted jewelry line but also an array of natural-fiber clothing in bright solid colors. Her fashion philosophy is “Keep it simple, and let the jewelry do the talking.” In addition to offering custom leather and faux-fur vests she co-created with Crystal Rose, Gorman also carries Atenti bags and rock star–endorsed (see: Guns N’ Roses’ Slash) retro headgear by hat companies Voodoo and Steampunk. Eva Jackson, owner of Sign of the Pampered Maiden (505-9825948), likes to stock as much American-made clothing as possible. Cases in point: boho-chic separates by store staple Johnny Was, dresses by Florida-based Elana Kattan, and Santa Fe–designed knits by Bucko. “I try to be exclusive with our lines as much as possible,” Jackson says. Layering is always practical in New Mexico, but this winter it’s stylish, too. Jackson recommends tunics (loose or cinched with a contour belt) and long cardigans topping off printed leggings or the counterintuitively ingenious Jag pull-on jeans that keep silhouettes smooth under multiple layers. Layers are also integral to the approach to fashion at Homefrocks (homefrocks.com, 505-986-5800). “Really fancy clothing that it’s okay to lie around the house in” is how Nancy Traugott describes her line of luxury bohemian apparel. Traugott creates her pieces using machine-washable, all-natural fibers, hand-dyed in super-saturated colors that often reflect high desert surroundings: dusty sage greens, vibrant aspen yellows, and deep sky blues, to name a few. Raw edges and inside-out seams add texture and primitivism to what Traugott calls “deconstructed” pieces, which “must fit beautifully, so when a woman inhabits these clothes, she shows through.” Color, says Marisol Ojeda, is what draws customers to Peruvian Connection (peruvianconnection.com, 505-438-8198)—that and the quality of the brand. South American alpaca sweaters and pima cotton separates, for example, come in a range of subtle hues from eggplant and russet to olive and teal. The look is “all-natural,” she notes, explaining that her clientele prefers skirts to dresses and that “people go crazy for leggings here in Santa Fe.” One of a handful of brick-and-mortar locations of the Kansas-based retailer, Peruvian Connection has been in the City Different since 1994, and Ojeda has been its manager the entire time. “I still have sweaters from 19 years ago,” she says, “and I still have customers from 19 years ago.”

Chimu Pima Cotton Clutch with a hand-crocheted tribal pattern and beaded fringe accents. At Peruvian Connection.

Plaid tunic, cowl-neck sweaters, embroidered bag by Johnny Was, wool felt hats, and print scarf. At Sign of the Pampered Maiden.

Silk organza marquesa coat and slip, both organically dyed, and Cara May felted wool pullover. At Homefrocks.

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gift guide Boots & Boogie 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, santafebootsandboogie.com

The Golden Eye Jewels for the king and queen in all of us The Golden Eye’s Ashanti Cross in sterling silver, 22 kt gold, and citrine shown with Sharon Sorken’s Snake Necklace in hand-crocheted Japanese Miyuki beads of palladium, 24 kt gold vermeil, and glass, with a 22 kt gold clasp. 115 Don Gaspar Ave, 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038 goldeneyesantafe.com

Charlotte Fine Jewelry

Carved Custom Cabinets

Gabriella Marks

Artisan-carved Taos and Valarde panels, Miel finish Amazingly affordable and authentic. Update, reface, transform! Scrumptious, buttery, personalized cabinetry with classic Santa Fe and Spanish Colonial Revival flair. Cabinetry as elegant and creative as your food is delicious. By appointment at 505-473-1246, carvedcustomcabinets.com

Dreams of rose gold and fancy diamonds over faceted rose quartz on chocolate brown rings. Change your setting to match your mood, the occasion, or just for the pure fun of it! Timeless, sophisticated, and incredibly unique. Call us for a catalog. 66 E San Francisco St 505-660-8614 charlotteshop.com



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Sarape Girl Cowgirl duster made of hand-loomed, cotton saltillo sarape. Ankle-length, lined, with pockets and silver conch button. Sarape Girl designs are all made of handmade traditional Saltillo sarapes loomed in cotton by our weaver in mainland Mexico. They are sewn in our factory in Baja California, Mexico. Each is unique, with a woven diamond pattern on the back and various linings. Christina Duwell Box 1255, Florence OR 97439 541-997-5127 sarapegirlstore.com

John Rippel U.S.A. The Lion’s Roar: Exquisite cigar box of crocodile and sterling silver with coral and jade. 111 Old Santa Fe Trl (between San Francisco and Water Sts) 505-986-9115, rippelandco@gmail.com, johnrippel.com

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths Designer jewelry gallery Wildly imaginative handcrafted designer jewelry designs by more than 35 artists. Specializing in custom wedding rings and commissions. Individual tastes happily accommodated since 1974. Located on Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. 656 Canyon Rd, 505-988-7215, tvgoldsmiths.com

Real Deal Collection Authentic pre-owned luxury consignment We buy, sell, and trade-in authentic handbags and accessories from designers including Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and more. . . . Visit our boutique across the street from the Sandoval Municipal Parking Garage or shop online anytime! 223 W San Francisco St, 505-795-5979, realdealcollection.com december/january 2014

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gift guide Susan’s Christmas Shop The new book by Susan Topp Weber, author of Christmas in Santa Fe, is a “must-have” for those who love this art form. Tomie dePaola, artist and author of books for children, says, “I love this book!” Hardcover, 160 pages, $25. The searchable appendix provides information about nativity exhibits in Europe, the United States, and the Americas. 115 E Palace Ave, 505-983-2127 stoppweber@gmail.com, susanschristmasshop.com

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 asianadobe.com

Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School Alice’s Teacup, porcelain sculpture, 22 karat gold, oil, w: 18" Heidi Loewen creates contemporary smoke-fired, gold-leafed, and oil-painted platters and vessels. Any shape, any size. Loewen loves to work with collectors, together designing their new commissions. Collectors are invited to become part of the creation − to place their hands on the clay to form their sculpture while at the wheel. Heidi also teaches pottery privately to people from around the world. 315 Johnson St, 505-988-2225 heidiloewen@yahoo.com, heidiloewen.com



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gemstones and other interchangeable design components in infinite ways. In recent years, German jewelry designer Wolf-Peter Schwarz has expanded Charlotte Fine Jewelry’s price point with fashion-forward ceramic pieces in white, brown, and black. “I’m always looking for creative ways to wear jewelry. It excites me, and our clients,” says Allison BuchsbaumBarnett, who, with her husband, artist Ivan Barnett, coowns Patina Gallery (patina-gallery.com). Patina is the exclusive representative for San Francisco–based artist Claire Kahn, whose luxurious crocheted necklaces of fine Japanese cylindrical glass beads can be twisted into many conformations and lengths. The work of Patina artists Iris Tsante and Kate Cusack reflects another imaginative movement in jewelry today: the use of ordinary items to create extraordinary wearable art. Tsante treats pencil nubs like beads, creating eye-catching statements “that make us explore how we think about beauty and value,” BuchsbaumBarnett says. Cusack draws on a background in costume design to transform zippers into necklaces and bracelets

Seafoam zipper necklace with silver, by Kate Cusak. At Patina Gallery.

“People love it if there are two or three ways of wearing a piece of jewelry,” says Samaya Blaise.

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innovative jewelry to instantly update your collection by Gussie Fauntleroy

One of the most inspiring RECENT trends in contemporary jewelry is actually a by-product of a dawdling economy: fabulous pieces that can be worn in multiple ways, stretching both dollars and fashion options. The Abiquiú-based husband-and-wife team of Studio Q Jewelry, represented by Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths (tvgoldsmiths.com), incorporates this concept in an elegantly variable version of the bolo tie. Their sterling silver “bolera” necklaces are accented with 22 karat gold and precious or semiprecious stones, and they have twin dangles perfectly weighted to allow symmetrical or asymmetrical positioning. The dangles, notes gallery associate Samaya Blaise, can be looped in various ways to create new looks. Also at Tresa Vorenberg, double-sided medallions by Heyoka show iconic Native American and other sacred imagery in flippable pendants. At Charlotte Fine Jewelry (charlotteshop.com), the many-in-one idea is the company’s cornerstone. “We specialize in interchangeable jewelry,” says co-owner Dorothee Maier. The patented system of rings, necklaces, and bracelets allows the wearer to continuously add layers of 32


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18 kt rose-gold centerpiece on a black high-tech ceramic ring with a Chesterfield design, by Caroline Schwarz. At Charlotte Fine Jewelry.


Chalcedony, 18 kt gold, sterling silver, and diamonds in a ring by Keri Ataumbi. At Shiprock Santa Fe.

of high craftsmanship and lovely flowing form. Valerie Jean Fairchild, lead designer and owner of Fairchild & Co. (fairchildjewelry.com), sees a growing interest in rare and unusual gemstones and materials among high-end jewelry collectors. Natural colored diamonds and sapphires and unusual stones such as paraiba tourmaline are valued not only for their extraordinary beauty but also for their increasing rarity, she notes. Designer Jan Ionescu employs modern and ancient stonesetting techniques, incorporating the richness of the past into a bold, contemporary style. Similarly, designs by Fairchild and others conjure uncommon allure in jewelry featuring ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins set in gold. Even with traditional materials, innovative methods of creating texture and unusual finishes add depth and sensuality to jewelry by such artists as Michael and Catherine Jensen, also at Fairchild & Co. Often combining silver and gold, the Jensens use a weathering technique to produce striking pieces with the look of archeological treasures. At Shiprock Santa Fe (shiprocksantafe.com), award-winning Kiowa/ Italian artist Keri Ataumbi makes delicate intaglio carvings of Native imagery in gemstones set in sterling silver or high-karat gold. Mexican-born Aaron Lopez Bautista, of Mixtec heritage, meticulously braids naturally tanned, hand-cut leather strips into intricate patterns for sought-after bracelets. And Glenda Loretto of Jemez Pueblo puts a contemporary spin on traditional jewelry methods by casting silver or gold in beeswax. The resulting honeycomb patterns are embellished with gold and stones, both precious and semiprecious.

Stainless steel cuff with ruthenated sterling silver centerpieces, by Caroline Schwarz. At Charlotte Fine Jewelry.

18 kt gold ring with blue sapphire cabochons and lapis lazuli inlay, by Valerie Jean Fairchild. At Fairchild & Co. The Milky Way Bolera necklace by Studio Q Jewelry is sterling silver with 22 kt gold accents. At Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths.


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With its scenic slopes and world-class resorts, Santa Fe is a major destination for cold-weather fun by ZĂŠlie Pollon

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Above and below: Visitors relax moutainside at Angel Fire Resort.


here’s nothing like winter in Santa Fe. From the beauty of its snowcovered mountains to the charm of its farolitotopped homes and storefronts, the city draws locals and visitors outdoors when the weather turns cold, only to lure them back inside with the intoxicating scent of piñon wood burning in kiva fireplaces. Whether you live in town or are visiting—craving either a staycation or a vacation—you can experience the local winter wonders that make Santa Fe unforgettable this time of year. The area’s top resorts provide the ultimate indulgences—including access to New Mexico’s best skiing—that are all part of the perfect winter escape. For unrivaled luxury and pampering, head to the five-star Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (fourseasons.com/santafe), where accom-



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The area’s top resorts provide the ultimate indulgences that are all part of the perfect winter escape.

modations include spacious and elegantly outfitted luxury suites and beautiful casitas with kiva or full-size fireplaces and private patios. The resort offers a Santa Fe Ski Package, which includes complimentary daily lift tickets for two. (Guests staying in one of the Sunset or Summit suites also receive two children’s or teens’ lift passes.) After a day of hitting the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, just 13 miles away, let yourself unwind in Rancho Encantado’s top-notch spa, where treatments are influenced by the healing practices of Native American, Far Eastern, and other cultures. Regionally inspired offerings include the Mountain Spirit Purification treatment, featuring a sage smudge, an adobe clay body mask, and a hotstone juniper-sage massage among other indulgences, and the Blue Corn and Honey treatment, which uses Native blue corn to exfoliate desert-parched skin and wildflower honey to hydrate it. In the evening,

Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (here and above) can stay in luxurious casitas and suites and enjoy cocktails on the heated outdoor patio.

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unwind a bit further with a world-class dining experience amid breathtaking views at the resort’s AAA Four Diamond restaurant, Terra, where chef Andrew Cooper’s American cuisine pops with organic local ingredients and Southwestern influences. For more casual fare, head to The Bar and enjoy cocktails either indoors or on the heated outdoor terrace. If you’d prefer to dine in private, the resort offers 24-hour room service. Before turning in for the night, soak away stress in your deep soaking tub, and then curl up in front of the wood-burning kiva fireplace, which you can either fire up yourself or leave to the expert care of a fireplace butler. For distinctive and historical local charm coupled with high-end elegance, head to The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa (bishopslodge.com), on 450 acres in the stunningly scenic Tesuque Valley. The former residence of Jean Baptiste Lamy, the Southwest Diocese’s first archbishop, the land was sold by the Catholic Church to the Pulitzer family in 1915, 27 years after Lamy’s death, and then bought in 1918 by Denver miner James R. Thorpe, who called the estate The Bishop’s Lodge. Today the resort, which offers two- and three-bedroom villas with wood-burning kiva fireplaces and private patios, is particularly popular for its horseback riding and hiking excursions 38


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Left: The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa sits on 450 acres in the scenic Tesuque Valley. Below: The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe offers treatments inspired by healing practices of Native American and other cultures.

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Roadrunner Tours (rtours.com) in Angel Fire takes groups of up to 12 on scenic sleigh rides through Carson National Forest.

in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In the colder months it offers a Winter Wonderland Ski Package, which includes discounted rates on lodging; a gourmet breakfast; and skiing amenities like gloves, lip balm, a compass, and a small first aid kit. Lift tickets aren’t included in the package, but round-trip shuttle service to Ski Santa Fe, just 16 miles away, is available for $14. For deep relaxation and rejuvenation, it’s hard to beat Bishop’s Lodge’s award-winning SháNah Spa & Wellness Center, whose facilities include private outdoor massage gardens and an authentic Native American tepee for massage and meditation. The resort’s Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar offers Continental American cuisine in a casual but upscale Southwestern ranch setting. Its bountiful Sunday brunch buffet, which includes free champagne and mimosas after noon, is, not surprisingly, exceedingly popular. About an hour north of Santa Fe, the Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant (thebavarian.net), nestled at the base of Kachina Peak, attracts ski enthusiasts from around the world who flock to the Taos Ski Valley for its double black diamond runs and its postcard-perfect scenery. The welcoming guest house, made of logs and furnished with European antiques, offers four

For a quintessential snow-season treat, take a scenic sleigh ride through Carson National Forest.

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winter wonderland luxury suites inspired by the lavish taste of Bavarian King Ludwig II, an eccentric known for building extravagant castles. The Bavarian, which sits at 10,200 feet, offers ski-in/ski-out accommodations, and its restaurant, dominated by an authentic Bavarian tile stove (called a kachelofen), serves guests gourmet versions of hearty German fare. The restaurant’s heated deck allows for outdoor dining yearround, with breathtaking views of the snow-covered slopes. The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort (angelfireresort.com), about two hours north of Santa Fe, is just steps from the Chile Express chairlift, which offers views of Moreno Valley and Wheeler Peak. The alpine resort, complete with an indoor pool and a hot tub, is a popular getaway for day and nighttime skiing, sledding, tubing, and skiing and snowboarding classes. A Stay & Ski package, which includes discounts on lift tickets, is available to guests staying at one of Angel Fire Resort’s homes or condos. Lodge accommodations are spacious (standard rooms begin at 500 square feet) and include suites. For a quintessential snow-season treat, take a scenic sleigh ride through Carson National Forest with Roadrunner Tours, based in the town of Angel Fire, and allow yourself to be invigorated by Northern New Mexico’s pristine air and unrivaled winter wonders.

The summit at Angel Fire Resort rises 10,677 feet.


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Shawn Smith, Glitch, plywood, ink, and acrylic paint, 35 x 39 x 31". Read about Turner Carroll Gallery’s show Idle Hands, which features Smith’s and other artists’ work, on page 46.

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by the book book artist Joy M. Campbell’s immersive process by B a r ba ra Ty ne r

Joy M. Campbell doesn’t judge a book by its cover. To the celebrated Santa Fe book artist, who makes sculptures out of discarded tomes, size is more important. So is texture. “I’m the person you’ll see at the Salvation Army going through the old books with my tape measure,” she laughs. Content doesn’t count much to Campbell either. Give her a deckle edge or an interesting binding and watch her eyes light up, her fingers fly. With deft folding, precise splicing, and lots of twisting and curling, Campbell transforms the most mundane pages (encyclopedia volume “G” is a favorite) into treasures. While many of her works retain elements of their formal structure, they transcend book-ness in every way. And though Campbell insists that words aren’t important when it comes to her work, ethereal, lacy, architectural, and insanely elegant are good ones to use to describe her pieces.

“To salvage something most people would consider trash and transform it into a piece of art—that’s very gratifying to me,” says Joy M. Campbell. A retired English teacher, Campbell developed a new affinity for books (ripping them up) when she took her first course in book altering at Santa Fe Community College in 2004. Her attraction to this art form is twofold. “I love the recycling aspect,” she says. “To be able to salvage something most people would consider trash and transform it into a piece of art—that’s very gratifying to me.” But materiality and the mechanics of her process are what really seem to ignite her. She talks “single fold” and “double fold” the way yogis talk breathing. “For me, it’s very meditative, folding pages and pages, over and over again,” she notes. Campbell’s background making clothes informs her process of making book art. “For years, I sewed pieces for my family,” she says—but she’s not talking about patching knees or darning socks; Campbell has created everything from evening gowns and wedding dresses to suits for her husband. Tailoring is indeed a felicitous way of describing what Campbell does with her book pages, creating the perfect crisp creases and voluminous forms. The artist admits that she doesn’t read the books she repurposes (they’re usually abandoned for a reason), but sometimes she has fun with content or simply a title. Tax Time: The Angst of It All is a humorous frolic. Visually beautiful, it’s a frothy nest of pages cut to ribbons, all wriggly and squiggly, with a distinct sea anemone quality. Only a closer look reveals the tendrils are bound to a stultifying tax book. “Whenever we hear giggling in the gallery, we know that someone is looking at Tax Time,” Campbell says. Group show featuring Joy M. Campbell, As Though Ice Burned, December 4– January 28, reception December 6, 5–7 pm, ViVO Contemporary, vivocontemporary.com 42


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Above: Joyce Kilmer’s Thoughts, altered book pages, 20 x 14 x 12". Left: Three of a Kind, altered book pages, 12 x 6".

Stacked Column, altered book pages, 20 x 10"

Blue Blazes, silk fusion and mixed media, 10 x 16 x 7"

Hot Topics, silk fusion and mixed media, 8 x 14 x 6"

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Linda Swa ns on’s home a nd wor k spac e by Eve Tolpa

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inda Swanson has built her life around art. She spends her days serving as chair of the art department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and her nights— not to mention her early mornings—in her work space, which doubles as her living space. The studio was originally constructed for her husband, sculptor Ed Visser, who’s based in Los Angeles, where Swanson lives part-time. “[Ed] designed it with a really good friend, David Perrigo,” Swanson says, adding that Perrigo, who died in 2012, “was the most low-ego architect I’ve ever known. He reduced things to a really simple form that worked really well.” The roughly 500-square-foot passivesolar adobe is elegant, spare, and practical, with abundant natural light and an outdoor area populated with fruit trees: apple, apricot, peach, and Asian pear. Sliding wooden doors separate the main room into two parts while regulating light and heat, and basic track lighting facilitates pre-dawn and post-sunset drawing sessions. What used to be Visser’s workbench now houses a sink and a hot plate, and a former shed serves as a bathroom and utility area. Swanson has been living and working here for the past 10 years. “I used to have a studio in the house,” she says, gesturing toward the property’s main structure, which is occupied by tenants. Back then, the parameters of family life shaped her approach to art. She’d been focusing primarily on painting, both Linda Swanson



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Linda Swanson’s roughly 500-square-foot adobe is where she both lives and works.

“When everything finds its place, there’s a huge amount of satisfaction,” Swanson says.

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2-D and sculptural. She found, however, that drawing (because it’s more portable) was a medium better suited to the demands of parenting. Happily, it also turned out to be “the thing I was most passionate about,” Swanson says. Swanson’s routine is decidedly low-key, determined by the momentum of any given piece, but she does have preferences for certain materials. “I like really, really sharp pencils, and a certain kind of paper,” she says. That paper is of substantial weight, which means she can bypass drawing boards and easels and attach it directly to the wall. She loves to create “drawings that are large physically, drawings that take a long time, drawings that have many components,” and her setup is a perfect fit for these types of projects. “It’s kind of ideal,” she notes. Like her approach to her work, Swanson’s space is intimate—and, in a way, it’s a composition unto itself. “You have to be highly selective, and you have to edit constantly,” she says of the studio’s arrangement. “When everything finds its place, there’s a huge amount of satisfaction.”

Linda Swanson, A Houseful of Suitors, graphite on paper, 120 x 42"

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Craig Varjabedian: Under a Western Sky William R. Talbot Fine Art, 129 W San Francisco, williamtalbot.com December 6–January 10, reception December 6, 5–7 pm Photography historian Beaumont Newhall has called Craig Varjabedian’s work “not only beautiful but also extremely valuable documents of [the] architecture, culture, and lifestyle of Northern New Mexico.” Some consider the photographer to be the Land of Enchantment’s own Ansel Adams. Whether classic or recent, Varjabedian’s crystal-clear images—primarily black-and-white, created with a large-format camera—inhabit a space between the temporal and the timeless. by Eve Tolpa

Craig Varjabedian, St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral Basilica, Christmas, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20"

Chuck Volz: A Santa Fe Winter Casweck Galleries, 203 W Water casweckgalleries.com, December 13–January 13 Reception December 13, 5:30–7:30 pm Chuck Volz credits a childhood exploring Montana and Oregon for his love of the rhythms of nature, and his plein air paintings chart the changing seasons of Northern New Mexico. Images in his latest impressionistic landscapes are likely to resonate with anyone familiar with the area: an icy creek, the cool lavender tint of winter light on snow, and red earth peeking out from beneath the spring melt. Chuck Volz, Deep in the Canyon, oil on board, 18 x 24"

Natasha Isenhour: A Prayer for the Wild Things The William&Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon thewilliamandjosephgallery.com December 14–January 14 Reception December 14, 5–7 pm This fundraiser exhibit for the Interfaith Community Shelter features works by oil painter and pastelist Natasha Isenhour, who often gathers inspiration from her Southwestern surroundings and recently turned her eye to the subjects of birds and vessels. “Birds represent the epitome of compassion and strength through incredible adversity,” she says, adding vessels symbolize “the endless capacity we have as human beings for compassion and love.”

Idle Hands Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon turnercarroll.com, through January 15 Artists working in multifaceted media explore fine art applications of what has historically been considered women’s crafts. Tracy Krumm incorporates “traditionally female” paraphernalia, (such as kitchen strainers and crocheted items) into her hanging pieces, while Davis Birks’s ingenious sculptures weave together material both natural and industrial. Work by Chuck Close (a tapestry created on a loom invented in 1801) and Rusty Scruby (woven photographs) similarly recontextualize fiber arts.

Natasha Isenhour, A Prayer for the Wild Things, oil on canvas, 8 x 10"

Rebecca Shore: Part and Parcel Eight Modern, 231 Delgado eightmodern.net, through January 11 In contrast to previous work focused on silhouettes and abstraction, Rebecca Shore’s current crop of gouache-onpaper and acrylic-on-panel paintings represents an exploration of the dimensionality of shapes while nodding in the direction of illusion and graphic design. “There is something magical about making an image that convinces us of a third dimension,” Shore says. “It catches our eyes and captures our imaginations.” Rebecca Shore, 2012-07, acrylic on panel, 18 x 16"



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Tracy Krumm, Cavity (Strainer), crocheted and fabricated metal, 52 x 9 x 13"

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Above: Ivan Barnett, Abstraction #8, oxidized steel, 15 x 38". Right: Ivan Barnett, Abstraction #12, oxidized steel, 15 x 53 x 9".

Over the course of his 40-year career, Ivan Barnett, director of Patina Gallery, has been a strong adherent to the foundations of design, and he sees commonality among successful works of art, whatever their genre. “There is a reason that there are ‘great works,’ and they’re great because of universal principles of composition, light, movement, proportion, and scale,” Barnett says. It’s this set of principles that forms the basis of both Barnett’s photographs of China, highlighting the painterly qualities of the country’s cityscapes, and his abstract mobiles constructed from oxidized steel. There are echoes of Matisse and Calder in the latter, as Barnett counts the two artists among his influences. “I feel as though I’ve made them my teachers,” he says. In addition to Patina, Barnett’s work can be seen at the Museum of International Folk Art and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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Ivan Barnett: Abstraction Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace patina-gallery.com December 6–December 29 Reception December 6, 5–7 pm

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Devocionales: Neo-Colonial Retablos from an Archetypal Perspective,Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon, tanseycontemporary.com December 20–January 31 Reception December 20, 5–7 pm Employing oil on canvas and panel, Patrick McGrath Muñiz has created a series of 20 new pieces offering an unorthodox take on traditional retablos. The U.S.–born, Puerto Rico–raised painter cites Roman Catholic iconography and Spanish Colonial art among his influences, and he pays homage to both while also using them to highlight social and economic issues in a modern, irreverent way.


Small Works Holiday Group Show Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon, giacobbefritz.com December 6–December 20, reception December 6, 3–5 pm Giacobbe-Fritz’s annual winter show spotlights nine gallery artists and a total of 25 pieces. Works on view include the Southwest-inspired wildlife portraits of oil painter Craig Kosak (which feature bison, horses, wolves, and Kosak’s signature ravens); Mary Alayne Thomas’s delicate and slightly Asian-inflected watercolor-andencaustic storyteller series; and classically trained Ben Steele’s hyper-realistic imagery, which cleverly charts intersections of art history and pop culture. Patrick McGrath Muñiz, Neo-Colonial Mass Media, oil and metal leaf on triptych panel, 21 x 23"

Winter Schnopps and Pops Eggman & Walrus, 130 W Palace, eggmanwalrus.com December 6–March 1, reception December 6, 5–9 pm Eggman & Walrus’s seasonal exhibition showcases the work of longtime painter/collagist Charles Greeley as well as painters John Barker, Joshua Neel, and gallery owner Evan Glassman, who explains that the show “features some of the artists I respect.” Its overall tone, he adds, reflects “references to the landscape and lots of abstraction and expression.” Visitors receive a free John Barker art book with every purchase over $100. Craig Kosak, The Queen of Elysium, oil on canvas, 24 x 24" Evan Glassman, Echo Canyon, Echo canyon, echo..., oil on canvas, 60 x 40"

Artists Inspired Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon fineartsantafe.com, December 1–January 31 Nature is a common thread in Winterowd Fine Art’s seasonal show, which unveils new offerings from artists such as Jamie Kirkland, Sarah Bienvenu, and Arturo Mallmann. The show also introduces works by sculptor Ryon Rich and painters Melissa Melero and Brian Coffin, whose elegantly composed metaphysical paintings combine vibrant colors and highly textured surfaces to create a complex visual language. Kathryn Stedham, Sounds of Light, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

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Kathryn Stedham: Alluvium Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E Palace ellsworthgallery.com, through January 4 A sailor, rock climber, and avid traveler, Kathryn Stedham views the artist’s life as a never-ending journey of discovery and draws inspiration from “explorers, scientists, and philosophers traversing great unknowns.” Her paintings, she notes, “accrete from a system of drips, scraping, and incising” similar to the natural processes of the earth; fittingly, they seemingly allude to the landscape while simultaneously transcending it.

Brad Smith: In the Moment Brad Smith Gallery, 634 Canyon, bradsmithgallery.com December 26–January 9, reception December 26, 5–7 pm Brad Smith unveils recent figurative oil-on-canvas paintings of women in a series that represents a departure from his previous work. The current pieces are bigger in scale than usual, focus on the line and composition, and possess a muted color palette rather than the vibrant one that’s been the artist’s calling card. With each painting, Smith says, “I’m trying to keep the mood of the sketches I do when working with a model.” Brad Smith, In the Moment, oil on canvas, 20 x 16"

Privacy and Secrets Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 S Guadalupe, zanebennettgallery.com December 13–January 10, reception December 13, 5–7 pm Privacy is a double-edged sword; it can just as easily foster mistrust as encourage intimacy. In Zane Bennett’s annual group show, gallery artists— including David Nakabayashi, Roger Atkins, Karen Yank, John Andolsek, Mary Shaffer, Rachel Stevens, and Joshua Rose, among others—weigh in on the contradictions of this timely topic, which affects almost every aspect of our lives via marketing, social media, and government surveillance.

David Nakabayashi, Family Reunion 42, collage on wood, 7 x 7"

David Ho, Missing You, mixed media on panel, 20 x 24"

Wild Rumpus POP Gallery, 142 Lincoln, popsantafe.com Through December 31, reception December 6, 5–7 pm In a rolling exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, artists including Renee Lawter, David Ho, and Arturo exhibit two- and three-dimensional pieces paying tribute to the legacy—equally whimsical and dark—of the late author and illustrator, dubbed “the Picasso of childrens’ books” by Time magazine. Concurrent with the show is POP’s annual food drive for Bienvenidos Outreach. december/january 2014

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Jack Sorenson, The Wild Bunch, oil on linen, 38 x 60" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year-round. Open 10 am–5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am–4 pm Sunday. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727, joewadefineart.com

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Karen Haynes, Listen to the Quiet oil on canvas, 42 x 48" Contemporary art, glass, and sculpture. A creative variety of artwork that stimulates and excites, especially when well placed within your home or that of a loved one. Open daily. 727 Canyon Rd, 505-982-9404 thewilliamandjosephgallery.com

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Pablo Milan, Blue Mirage acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72" 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 New Mexican artist Pablo Milan, renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, abstract artists Jennifer Lindberg and Len, contemporary Southwest artist Don Brewer Wakpa, and sculptor Kevin Sears. 209 Galisteo St., 505-820-1285 pablomilanart@earthlink.net pablomilangallery.com

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Mars Mystic II, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 84 x 16”

Chuck Volz, Winter Patterns, oil on canvas, 9 x 12" Chuck Volz Northern New Mexico Plein-Air Painter Opening Dec 13th 5:30–7:30 ‘Winter in Santa Fe’ “Painting the landscape I find endless opportunity to express my personal impressions of natural phenomena that move me. Although representational, I consider my work somewhat interpretive, impressionistic, and still very much based in abstract patterns of form, light and color.” 203 W Water St, 505-988-2966 casweckgalleries.com

Mark White Fine Art Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden to experience bliss with jd Hansen’s stunning figurative bronzes. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Ethan & Mark White, and Charles Veilleux, among others. We look forward to your visit! 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073 markwhitefineart.com

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The Galisteo Basin–facing view from what is now their deck sold Randy Falk and Robert Douglas on a lot in Lamy’s Rancho de Bosque. An outdoor fireplace warms the ipe wood deck, which leads into the home’s glassed dining room.


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Bridge House

a custom-designed home works with— and around—the local landscape

by Amy Gross


aving hiked the Galisteo Basin’s hills and valleys for years, Rob Douglas knew exactly where in Lamy he would build his and partner Randy Falk’s dream house if the chance ever arose. In 2003, he got that chance. “One day I noticed that the lot [I had loved] was for sale,” Douglas says. “I ran home to tell Randy, and we made it happen—fast.” Though dotted with junipers, piñons, aspens, and typical scrubby desert flora, the lot was otherwise a blank canvas, the perfect spot for two creative types—one an abstract artist, the other a modernist architect—to build their own architectural legacy.

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In his work as a commercial architect, Falk had certainly cut down his share of trees in preparation for new builds, but doing so always pained him. “I come from a long line of tree huggers,” he says. Resolved to avoid displacing trees in the building of his home, Falk created a floor plan in which several wings spike from main buildings via covered bridges. Because the bridges are narrow, they easily slip around and between trees, and, to Falk’s huge satisfaction, only two junipers december/january 2014

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The bridge connecting the entryway and kitchen with the living room hovers above the ground to allow rainwater to collect, via arroyos, in an underground cistern. Illuminating the handscraped, stained hickory floors, the heavy, commercial-grade windows are angled slightly in each bridge to add space and depth to the narrow passageways.

had to be removed. The bridges are raised off the ground to allow rainwater to run off underneath into a 12,000-gallon catchment system. To maximize the home’s deliberately scenic setting, “every window was designed around a view,” Falk says. Indeed, some of the best views are those immediately outside the bridges—extreme close-ups of the aspens and junipers that Falk was able to save. And while Falk and Douglas call their home The Bridge House, with all the windows, skylights, and views at every turn they could have just as easily called it The Tree House. The home’s twists and passageways certainly appeal to a childlike sense of exploration and adventure. The very feature of the property that makes the views so desirable—a steep drop-off on the southwest-facing side—is the same one that made designing a home on it such a challenge. Falk’s solution was to simply go with the flow. “We set all of the floor levels so that we didn’t have to change the topography or disturb the trees,” he notes. “No grading was done.” The master and guest suites are split-level rooms, in which 15-foot Trombe walls and Danish cast iron stoves serve as the focal points. (There are no TVs in The Bridge House.) Two doors in each suite open to mini-decks just large enough for a small chair or two. One false step, and you’ll quickly find out just how steeply that grade drops off. The suites, echoing the feel of the rest of the house, are decidedly Zen-like. “We wanted the house to feel like it was a little Japanese place in the woods,” Douglas says. “Little” might be pushing it (the square footage of all sections of the home comes in at just a hair under 5,000), but a teak-lined concrete tub, shoji screens, built-in cabinets with frosted glass, a contemporary bed frame, hand-cut dark blue slate backsplash, troweled cement walls, and simple decor (accented by Douglas’s oil and acrylic artwork) all point to a contemporary Asian aesthetic. 54


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The bridge connecting the guest house with Douglas’s studio is where the artist escapes periodically to recover from the frenzy of creation. Opposite: The guest house’s serene sitting area.

Clean-lined and eminently functional, the kitchen has its own Zen feel. The combination of earthy Silestone and industrial stainless steel countertops complement the warm chestnut cabinets and cast concrete sinks made locally by Spencer Martin. Hanging over the fireplace in the adjoining dining room is a painting by Douglas called Songu VI.

The house wanted—no, demanded—to be a tactile melding of earthy elements with industrial materials from Falk’s architectural playbook.

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Douglas, whose work is shown at Nüart Gallery on Canyon Road and in galleries in Aspen, Sun Valley, Park City, and Boston, custom-tinted all the colors in the home. “I can’t stand things out of a tube,” he says.

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Fifteen-foot ceilings and windows in the split-level master bedroom give the sensation of being outdoors. The homeowners eschew televisions, preferring instead to gaze upon a wood-burning stove, an earthy trombe wall, and a wooded landscape. Above, right: The Japanese-inspired guest bath features teak mats, shoji screens, and a concrete tub.



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The interior design of The Bridge House originally began as a typical high-gloss contemporary look, but, as Douglas says, “The house wouldn’t let us do it. It wanted to be what it wanted to be.” And what it wanted—no, demanded—to be was a tactile melding of earthy elements (American Clay, slate, smooth plaster, sand, hickory, and reclaimed wood) with industrial materials from Falk’s architectural playbook (steel I-beams, cement, commercial-grade windows and skylights, steel window frames, and lots and lots of concrete). Falk was adamant that not a surface was to be painted, opting more often than not for unusual materials and textures. It helped that his partner was completely on board with his out-of-the-box approach. “Rob told me, ‘Just go crazy!’” Falk says. “He pushed a lot to keep the design on the edge.” Borrowing a favorite commercial product for his own home, Falk liberally used Kalwall shoji-style skylights in many places, including the bridges, the guest bathroom, and the living room. The skylights cement the Japanese aesthetic of the home, certainly,

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but Falk’s primary reason for using them was to showcase—and protect—Douglas’s gorgeous artwork. “They let in natural light but aren’t damaging to the paintings,” Falk says.


Douglas estimates he creates some 60 to 70 original pieces of art a year. His 900-square-foot studio, with its 16-foot ceilings and numerous south-facing windows, is the building at the farthest edge of the compound, the realization of a dream after years of renting cold, cramped, dimly lit spaces. An evaporative cooler keeps the studio comfortable in the summer; another Trombe wall/wood stove combination allows for year-round use. “The studio design went through many transformations,” Douglas says. A guest house is currently set up for the purpose it was designed for—to be a quiet space for visitors—but Douglas uses it as a place for personal contemplation and decompression when he needs a break from the intensity of creating. At one point he’d planned to use the guest house for additional studio

For an artist, a dream studio has ample lighting, plenty of space to keep materials in order, and a comfortable temperature in which to work. Douglas’s hits the mark, with multiple workstations to boot.

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space—one room for woodworking, another for metalworking—but he ultimately realized its value as a getaway spot. Another bridge joins the guest house with the actual studio. It’s easy to see why this slightly wider bridge is one of Douglas’s favorite spots on the property: The comfy sofa is strategically placed to look out in both directions over garden spaces Douglas landscaped himself, offering plenty of opportunities for artistic inspiration and reflection.

an organic process

Falk and Douglas split their time between New Mexico and Philadelphia, where they keep what they call their “city house” and Douglas paints through much of the winter. No strangers to cold weather, they also recently purchased an old farm in Maine. Naturally, Falk is updating the old buildings (a barn is slated to become another studio), and the couple are looking forward to a new chapter in their lives, one that involves organic farming and rural living. For the moment, however, life is about building and designing things, not growing them. Old houses come with their share of challenges, but Falk and Douglas know they’ll enjoy the process of finding out what their new home wants, and shaping it to their own personal style. “I like a project that has lots of requirements,” Falk says. “It sends you in a direction.”

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A bridge to rest and reflection. In the foreground is an acrylic and oil painting by Douglas called Vertical Fold.

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the cozy kiva a beloved staple of Santa Fe style that warms up—and transforms—any room THERE’S no more quintessentially New Mexican scent than the sweet perfume of piñon smoke drifting over the parapet of a snug Santa Fe adobe on a cold winter night. And if you step inside, you might find an equally quintessential architectural feature blazing in the corner, its flickering flames holding you spellbound. While all roaring fireplaces are mesmerizing, a corner-set kiva fireplace earns extra points by turning the logs on their heads, inducing the flames upward, and creating a fiery pyramid straining for the dark void of the chimney above. Kivas tend to draw well and burn their fuel thoroughly, although their dimensions often require shorter split logs than a typical hearth. And their shape—an inverted cone with an elliptically arched opening—adds a sculptural presence to any room. Even unlit, it draws the admiring eye. Add a hand-crafted screen or perhaps a simple mantel or nicho in the chimney above, and you have a design element that is hard to translate outside New Mexico. As for the kiva’s provenance, its roots might be more Native American than Spanish. Though a mid-20th-century marketeer probably first applied the moniker “kiva,” you can trace this fireplace style to the hearths in pre-Chaco Canyon pueblos. The current design also resembles the outdoor horno, a domed, chimneyless oven pueblo folks still bake bread in—although the Moors brought that design to Spain, and then Spanish colonists brought it here. One thing is for sure, though: The kiva fireplace is key to Santa Fe style. The preeminent architectural historian Bainbridge Bunting extolled the corner fireplace in his classic Of Earth and Timbers Made: New Mexico Architecture: “The most interesting architectural feature of a traditional New Mexico interior is undoubtedly the fogón—the fireplace,” he wrote. Long built of adobe bricks (which contain straw), early New Mexican fireplaces sometimes caught fire. (Oven-fired bricks available in the mid-1800s solved that problem.) The kiva design went mainstream after World War II, when homes by production builders like Allen Stamm began sporting them. Today you see a variety of styles—kivas might be simple bulbs or they might be mantel-topped, square-edged, flagstoneaproned hearths. They might be squat and round or triangular and sharp-edged. Or they might wear a coat of colored plaster that contrasts with the room they inhabit. You can dress kivas up with customized wrought-iron screens, like the ones made by The Man of Steel (kivafireplacescreens.com); matching tool sets of pokers, brooms, shovels, and tongs; and cozy log baskets. Christopher Thomson Ironworks Studio (christopherthomsonironworks.com) hand forges all those accessories, according to marketing director Susan Livermore. Livermore helps with the designs, which she says hew closely to traditional abstract shapes—no coyotes or kokopellis here. Whatever your style, a character-filled kiva is one of the defining ingredients ofSanta Fe living, and curling up in front of one is a simple yet satisfying way to welcome the winter season.

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lighting the way

Electronic versions of farolitos—paper bags filled with sand and candles—line homes and other buildings around Santa Fe during the winter season.

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Paper bag. Sand. Candle. A farolito is so simple, yet its power to evoke everything from holiday cheer to community spirit is anything but. In the winter, farolitos (also called luminarias) famously draw crowds to Santa Fe from around the world—whether it’s to the downtown Plaza, where they line numerous store rooftops, or to Canyon Road, where, on Christmas Eve, they light the way for thousands of revelers taking part in the annual Farolito Walk. The origin of farolitos dates back centuries, to a trade relationship between Spain and China. Spanish merchants admired the colorful traditional Chinese lanterns, but the delicate paper lamps weren’t durable. When the Santa Fe Trail opened up access to new consumer goods (like sturdy brown bags), locals were able to make a more viable type of paper lantern, and a New Mexico tradition was born. Adam Pehrson, who owns Luminarias Limited in Albuquerque (luminariaslimited .com), calls his job of installing electronic versions of farolitos along the roofs of places like the DeVargas and Sanbusco centers in Santa Fe “fun as can be. There isn’t anything more traditional than luminarias or farolitos for the holiday season,” he adds. Clients of Luminarias Limited include businesses and homeowners, and the company provides a full range of services, from free consultations to installation, maintenance, and takedown. In addition to the warmth and charm farolitos bring to any setting, the paper lanterns’ enduring appeal stems precisely from their simplicity. The little boxes of light offer a welcome respite from the commercialization and consumerism that often define this time of year and instead allow locals and visitors alike to enjoy the season’s simple pleasures—from the comforts of home and infectious holiday cheer to the wintertime beauty of historic Santa Fe.

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53 This refaced kitchen showcases a personalized combination of styles available at Carved Custom Cabinets. The elegant look and finish are inspired by Spanish Colonial Revival furniture.

An alchemy involving tangible and intangible elements drives the unique artistry of Carved Custom Cabinets’ stunning handcrafted pieces—from the gloss and density of the wood to the feeling of timelessness each piece evokes. “We really, really like history,” says Lannie Loeks, who co-owns Carved Custom Cabinets with her husband, Chris Clemens. “That’s what our cabinetry conveys. We base our designs on New Mexico’s historic furniture.” The typical thickness for a cabinet door is about three-quarters of an inch, but Carved Custom Cabinets’ are more than one inch thick. The cabinets, doors, furniture, and other pieces are a rich, maple syrup–like color—a look that comes from a meticulous finishing process in which 10 to 12 coats are applied, with sanding performed between applications. Most pieces are made from alder wood, whose elasticity makes it ideal for intricate carving, and the finishing can make it look like any material a client desires—black walnut, cherry,

To reduce clutter, small appliances are tucked discreetly behind artisan-carved cabinet doors.

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pine, and so on. Clemens also refaces existing cabinets, installing just the company’s signature doors as an affordable alternative to an entirely new installation. A third-generation contractor, Clemens’s decades of experience have helped him develop a rapport with architects and designers looking to incorporate custom cabinets into new homes or remodels. Carved Custom Cabinets’ artistry is ideal for homes showcasing a distinctively Southwestern look. “What we like about what we do is that it’s so suited to New Mexico architecture,” Loeks says. “It’s fun to offer something that feels so right, that will last forever, and is truly beautiful. And it’s correct—it’s right for here.” For more information on designing and ordering individual pieces, visit carvedcustomcabinets.com.

“We really, really like history. That’s what our cabinetry conveys,” says Lannie Loeks, co-owner of Carved Custom Cabinets.



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Left: This kitchen underwent a complete transformation when its dated white, glazed, raised panels were replaced with warm, finely detailed, and timeless-looking cabinetry. Below: Carved Custom Cabinets co-owner Lannie Loeks says the cabinetry in her own kitchen “perfectly complements our love for enchanting Mexican and New Mexican folk art and furniture.”

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Functional and beautiful, Touchstone Gallery’s Calcite Lamp Square Marquis Pattern emits a soft, warm light that’s perfect for creating a soothing environment. When illuminated, the lamp reveals the gorgeous banding in the translucent stone as well as layers of crystal. Simple and attractive—but works of art in their own right—these lamps, which come in a variety of styles, fit in with any decor. $520, touchstonegalleries.com

Customize a holiday gift basket for the cook on your list at Santa Fe Olive Oil.

For the foodie on your list, a fine-quality olive oil or balsamic vinegar is culinary gold. Plain or infused (intriguing flavors range from roasted chile and black truffle to bacon and lemon pepper), Santa Fe Olive Oil’s cooking oils are perfectly complemented by their aged and flavored balsamic vinegars and gourmet sea salts. Ship the gift package, a customizable combination of bottles and salts, to a long-distance cook and make their holiday. $19–$45, santafeoliveoil.com 70


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Even grown-ups need to go on field trips from time to time. With the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Culture Pass, the entire state becomes an interactive, awe-inspiring classroom. The pass lasts an entire year from the date it’s first used and is a ticket to eight museums and six monuments. Four of those museums are in Santa Fe: the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the New Mexico History Museum (with access to the Palace of the Governors). The pass also provides access to Jemez State Monument, the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, and Coronado State Monument. $25, newmexicoculture.org Those people on your gift list who seem to have everything? They don’t have this. Modern artist David Van Ness’s “cubist cows,” at GF Contemporary, are cow and bull figurines sculpted from resin with geometrically precise polyhedral bodies that allow for easy stacking. “Soon, organisms will be another medium for artists to manipulate like clay,” Van Ness says in a statement. “It will only be the skill of the artist that might eventually determine a species, rather than the genetics of the species.” Unique and thoughtprovoking, Van Ness’s sculptures are also functional. They can be collected as stand-alone works of art or used as conversation-starting accent pieces in your home. $60–$75, gfcontemporary.com

Clockwise from top left: Candy Shirley, Courtesy of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Sabine Hirsch, Courtesy of Santa Fe Olive Oil

editors’ picks

sweet treats

If the holidays bring visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, you’ll want to check out the new Señor Murphy candy shop in the DeVargas Center. While you won’t find sugarplums for sale, there is a dizzying array of sweets sure to satisfy the cravings of anyone on your gift list. The celebrated confectioner, which has outposts in La Fonda on the Plaza and Santa Fe Place as well, has been around since 1971. Its new, 1,100-square-foot location enjoys prime positioning this holiday season, with Santa holding court just a candy cane’s throw away in the DeVargas courtyard. The requisite toffees, caramels, creams, and fudges, along with goodies packed with piñon and even red and green chile (try the green chile peanut brittle), celebrate local and all-natural ingredients. Hot, freshly roasted nuts and root beer floats round out the list of treats, and Señor Murphy is happy to ship gift baskets around the country. Life is sweet!—John Vollertsen


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a refined return

After Joseph Wrede won a Best New Chef Award from Food & Wine magazine in 2000, he went from being a small-town celeb in Taos, where he ran Joseph’s Table, to having national acclaim practically overnight. Wrede took it all in stride and managed to carve out a niche for himself in the local restaurant scene, while the barrage of media attention lured foodies from around the world to his already popular restaurant to see what all the fuss was about. Joseph’s Table stayed on top for a decade and weathered a location change, the opening and closing of a satellite bakery, and worldwide economic turmoil. When Wrede moved his family south two years ago to take on the Santa Fe dining scene, first at The Palace and then at Tomme, he continued honing his skills, with the added task of needing to cook within the framework of business partners’ themes and concepts. At the recently opened Joseph’s (josephsofsantafe.com) in the Guadalupe district, diners are experiencing a redefining and refinement of Wrede’s gastronomic vision. At his culinary pub, as he calls it, Wrede is cooking better than ever. His journey, with all its bumps in the road, has helped him refocus his skills; today his confident palate shows in every dish. As a restaurant owner, creating a decor you feel a connection to is tricky—designers often do too much visually and architecturally—but Wrede and his wife, artist Kristin Bortles, have gotten it right. By keeping things simple, they’ve put together a cozy space that’s both modern and classic. Artistic wall adornments create a warm atmosphere, a partition of lit votive candles illuminates a back nook, and stencils of acorns and pinecones on natural wood planks are a nod to the farm-to-table movement Wrede passionately follows. A large plaster angel, rescued long ago from

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a burning church, has­followed Wrede down the mountain from Joseph’s Table. Another chubby cherub on a mural overlooks the dining proceedings. As soon as my companions and I were seated, we received a basket of warm, house-made bread rolls with tasty herband-chive butter—a very good start. Wrede’s menu is eclectic, with a number of Mediterranean touches here and there. A rich garlic soup thickened with smoked paprika and bread is a delicious way to begin your meal—pungent but not too garlicky and gussied up with a perfectly poached organic egg. A warm chicken liver mousse on grilled polenta was so popular with my dining companions that we ordered a second one to accompany our main courses. Rock shrimp sautéed in a delicate smoked butter with crispy whole wheat phyllo and a pristine salmon sashimi with fried greens and dehydrated beets and squash were the most innovative dishes we encountered. Entrées include meat and fowl offerings and many intriguing options for vegetarians, including a leek cake, carrot pudding, and herb yogurt trio topped with a soft egg that had us licking the plate. The weaving of an East Indian–spiced spinach puree through an enchilada plump with pumpkin, kale, corn, and local chanterelles is a yummy global take on the New Mexico classic. Crispy Scottish salmon with steamed artichoke, lemon aioli, and radish potato salad is as pretty to look at as it is delish to eat. A rich rabbit lasagna with root vegetables and wild mushrooms had my Italian dining companion (and very good cook) swooning. The surprise of the night was a mustard seed–crusted seared cauliflower lobe served on a bed of tender white beans with a zippy anchovy tomato sauce that was truly the most delicious thing I have tasted in 2013. And then there was the duck fat–fried french fries! Desserts continued in the neat-clean flavor vein with killer chocolate pâté, subtle basil panna cotta with berry puree,

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At his culinary pub, Joseph Wrede is cooking better than ever. and a decadent butterscotch pudding with salted caramel drizzle that went around the table five times until every bit was gone. Joseph’s is truly a foodie heaven. Seven beers on tap and a diverse international wine list offer something for everyone, and in every price range. I enjoyed my St. Supéry sauvignon blanc by the glass throughout the meal, while my guests stuck with beer: a Belgian Chimay Triple. The staff is professional and accommodating, and they’re confident about their knowledge of food and wine. Fame can be fleeting in any industry, but perhaps no more so than in the hospitality biz. Restaurants come and go, but a true culinary talent just gets better and better. At Joseph’s, an older and wiser Wrede proves your cooking can be as vibrant and au courant as that of any of the young celebrity pups coming up through the ranks. Top chef? You bet!—JV

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“steak”-ing their claim a new Taos steak house offers sophisticated, eclectic fare When the snow flies in New Mexico, skiers from around the globe head here to enjoy our sunny slopes and great mountain vistas. This season, visitors to Taos have a new cozy hangout to recharge and refuel in. Martyrs Steakhouse (martyrs-steakhouse.com) is smack dab in the center of town and offers lunch and dinner with a large, eclectic menu that satisfies far beyond its meaty moniker. Some dishes are great versions of classics while others show off chef Gabriel Farkash’s creativity. Named for the street that runs adjacent to the building (a historic former residence), Martyrs is the dream child of owners Barbara and Dennis Coca, who, as fans of American chophouses, set out to create a comfortable, affordable restaurant that would fill a specific niche within the Taos culinary scene. The smart planning and clever marketing has paid off, as Martyrs has been packing in diners since it opened in June 2012. The handsome main dining room boasts a wood-burning fireplace that makes this the perfect destination for après-ski snuggling. During the day,

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ample windows keep away the winter gray and illuminate the eclectic artwork that adorns the walls. The building dates back to the 1920s, and attention has been paid to preserving its charm. Art deco lighting, wood floors, and dark stained wall accents set off white tablecloths and napkins, making for one of Taos’s prettiest dining rooms. Start your meal with a classic concoction by “Stevo,” the bar manager. The Martyrs Margarita is a bracing blend of fresh grapefruit and lime juices, elderflower liqueur, tequila, and agave nectar. (Talk about a Rocky Mountain high!) This mixologist really knows his stuff, and even brought in real copper cups for serving up Moscow Mules. Much care has gone into the wine list, which offers good choices in all varietals (and price ranges) from many countries. On my late fall visit, Martyrs’ marketing director, Jennifer Jordan, spoiled me with Jolivet Sancerre as we perused the menu. Chef Farkash, who’s cooked at many other popular local restaurants, offered us a tasting menu option that made dining all the more fun. Fat Blue Point oysters with tart basil mignonette, an impossibly rich lobster bisque, and delicious mac-and-cheese ensured I will maintain my winter weight! A fried herbed polenta cake sided with béarnaise sauce for dipping was immediately gobbled up. Fork-tender tournedos of beef, expertly grilled pink and sauced with a luscious cabernet reduction, and moist peppercorn-crusted boar tenderloin with chokecherry port sauce showed off the chef’s expert steak house grilling skills. The catch of the day, parrot fish, was light and simple with a zippy citrus sauce. Herb-roasted fingerlings, tempura onion rings, and grilled asparagus are tasty additions to the mains—I’ll be back for the potatoes au gratin. Service is attentive and friendly and matches the homey setting. Since a bulky sweater can hide a multitude of winter pounds, we did our best to put a dent in our dessert sampler, which included bourbon butterscotch crème brûlée, bread pudding with Southern Comfort sauce, and flourless chocolate torte. All were delish, but lingering over a full-bodied MacMurray Ranch pinot noir by the fire had me calling for my bed. Luckily, the famous Taos Inn is right across the street. I don’t think I’ll hit the slopes tomorrow—perhaps a dogsled!—JV Bread pudding with Southern Comfort sauce

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From top: Solstice Spice black tea from ArtfulTea, local wine from Vivác Winery, a paella pan from Nambé, and the ChocolateSmith’s chile pâté sampler.

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If, like me, you have a long list of foodies on your holiday gift list, you’re in luck. Santa Fe is a veritable Santa’s Workshop when it comes to sourcing unique and practical items an epicurean would love. Here’s a short list of goodies I’d be thrilled to receive and am certain any gourmand in your life would love, too. (Note to Santa: I’m at the same address as last year!) Since 1951, the name Nambé has been synonymous with Santa Fe style, and the new stainless steel Nambé Gourmet CookServ Cookware, designed by Neil Cohen, celebrates the timelessness of the Nambé look. The line’s wide range of items includes sauté pans, saucepans, soup and stock pots, and my favorite piece, the 14-inch paella pan. All come with lids that are dimpled to encourage constant basting, and each piece is elegant enough to go from the stove right to the table. Watch for monthly “Try Me” specials. Nambé Santa Fe, 924 Paseo de Peralta, nambe.com. Knife maker Ken Onion made such a splash with the complete range of chef ’s knives he designed for Japan’s Shun knife company that he recently teamed up with Chef Works to create the Rain Collection, which won the Kitchen Knife of the Year Award at the annual Blade Show in Atlanta. The design, which looks as though the blades have been dappled with rain drops, gives the surface a texture that creates friction and helps prevent food from sticking to the knife. The complete line offers more than a dozen shapes and sizes, but the eight-inch cook’s knife is a must-have for any discerning home chef. Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe, DeVargas Center, 181 Paseo de Peralta, lascosascooking.com. Wearing the right shoes is as important in the kitchen as it is on the sports field. On Your Feet, in the Sanbusco Market Center, has the complete line of Dansko clogs in a variety of styles and colors. The unique design offers firm arch and foot support and—very important—a non-slip bottom so you stand steady while taking the family turkey out of the oven. On Your Feet, 530 Montezuma, onyourfeetsf.com. Take home a piece of Santa Fe or send some of it to family and friends by shopping at the Santa Fe Farmers Market’s stores. The chocoholics on your list will love the ChocolateSmith’s chile pâté sampler—rich and fudgy pieces teased into a colorful chile shape— while tea lovers will adore the rich array of blends at the ArtfulTea shop, like the Solstice Spice black tea kicked up with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, orange, and pink pepper. There’s terrific local vino at the Vivác Winery Tasting Room, and the Farmers Market Gift Shop sells local and global treasures. Santa Fe Farmers Market, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, santafefarmersmarket.com. Gift certificates to your favorite restaurants also make great gifts. Treat your loved ones to a high-end outing, or let them indulge in their favorite international cuisine. And just as material gifts stimulate the economy, donating your time or your money to organizations that help and support others in need stimulates the soul. Four of my favorite organizations include The Food Depot (thefooddepot.org), Youth Shelters (youthshelters .org), Cooking with Kids (cookingwithkids.net), and Kitchen Angels (kitchenangels .org). Whatever holiday you celebrate at this festive time of year, I wish you peace, prosperity, and good eating always.—JV

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December December 6–22 Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. A retelling of the Christmas classic, in which a gruff stage manager and prop boy must step in for the actors playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim. $15–$20; Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 4 pm; The Santa Fe Playhouse; 142 E De Vargas; 505-988-4262; santafeplayhouse.org. December 11 Winter Dance Concert. This mixed repertory concert includes new works choreographed by Santa Fe University of Art and Design faculty and guest artists, with performances by the school’s dance majors. $12–$15 ($5 for students and seniors), 7 pm, Greer Garson Theater, 1600 St. Michael’s, 505-473-6011, ticketssantafe.org. December 14 Hibernation Hike. Join Cerrillos Hills State Park staff for a scenic hike, and learn how animals conserve energy to survive the cold weather. $5 per vehicle; 10 am; CR 59, Cerrillos; 505-474-0196.

December 27 White Christmas and Lawrence of Arabia. The classic 1954 holiday musical starring Bing Crosby screens at 2 pm, followed at 7 pm by the 1962 Oscar winner for Best Picture starring Peter O’Toole. Each is part of The Lensic’s 35 MM Archival Film series. $7, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

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December 24 Christmas Eve with the SFCA Orchestra. The Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major featuring violinist Caroline Goulding. $25–$95, 5 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

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January January 16 Notes on Music. Joseph Illick continues his popular series of illuminating performance talks with a sing-along through Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle. $20, 7:30 pm, United Church of Santa Fe, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso, 505-988-2353, santafeconcerts.org. January 17 Revisiting City Slickers. Westerns author Johnny Boggs introduces the 1991 comedy City Slickers, which was filmed in various locations in New Mexico and stars Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. Free, 6 pm, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 505-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. January 30 Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley (Man of Constant Sorrow) performs in Santa Fe as part of his farewell tour. $29–$79, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.


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Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

113 Washington, 505-988-3030 rosewoodhotels.com 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, earth flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. The Anasazi Bar is an intimate bar offering classic cocktails and fine wines as well as tempting bar menu. Private dining available for intimate gatherings or holiday events.

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Coyote Cafe

132 W Water, 505-983-1615 coyotecafe.com Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe’s most famous and celebrated restaurant, feted by critics and return visitors alike. Executive chef/owner is world-renowned Eric DiStefano, who brings with him his contemporary global style of cooking that has French-Asian influences accompanied with Coyote Cafe’s known Southwestern style.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com

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 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.

Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca 95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 ilpiattosantafe.com

Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and house-made pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Three-course late night dining, $20.13, 9–10:30 pm. 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 and 9–10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com

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 30 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 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 The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com

Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award-winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.

Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com

Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquite-smoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to Tex-Mex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Open seven days a week: 11:30 am–midnight during the week and 11 am on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday. 78


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Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-2233, docmartinsrestaurant.com

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 more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Lunch 11 am–3 pm; dinner 5–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com

A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic 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. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531 505-984-7962, innatloretto.com

Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant illuminates the dining experience by offering casual dining by fireside and candlelight. Executive Chef Brett Sparman’s “Innovative Santa Fe Cuisine” combines classic dishes with local ingredients. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best 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.

La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 lafondasantafe.com

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.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com

Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, hand-shaken 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.

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901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121 midtownbistrosf.com

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420 Catron & Guadalupe, 505-982-8900 4056 Cerrillos, 505-424-1200

San Q Japanese Sushi & Tapas 31 Burro Alley, 505-992-0304 sanqrestaurant.com

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, San Q resides in a quaint adobe building with an interior that fuses concepts from both New Mexican and Japanese design. But the ambience is not the only apsect that illustrates richness; the cuisine presents a delectable array of tapas and sushi that complement the scenic location. Using authentic Hatch chile and rich New Mexican salsa, San Q is inspired by the local culture and boasts avant-garde and enticing cuisine that will send you back for more. Enjoy delectable yellowtail tartar at the sushi bar or fire steak and sake on the patio. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, closed for lunch on Sundays. Reservations welcome. Check Facebook and OpenTable.

Rancho de Chimayó

300 Santa Fe County Road 98 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com

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, red-chilecaribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days, May–Oct., 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days Nov.–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast on weekends. Online store is now open!

The Ranch House

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com

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 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 Cristo’s Road near Kohl’s. Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.

Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe, Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S.  The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps the focus on fine food and conversation, the restaurant opens onto our patio for seasonal outdoor dining with amazing mountain views.

Plaza Cafe Southside

3466 Zafarano, 505-424-0755 plazacafesouth.com

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Start spreading the news! For nearly 20 years, New York Deli has been a staple for New Mexicans and tourists alike. For years, New York Deli has consistently been voted as one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe. New York Deli features freshbaked bagels, a variety of house-made cream cheeses, soups, Nova sandwiches, Reubens, hefty heroes with prime-cut cold cuts, hand-cut gyros, falafels, fresh salads, egg creams, and Dr. Brown’s sodas. We have the largest breakfast menu in Santa Fe, including several varieties of eggs Benedict, fluffy omelets, huevos rancheros, Belgian waffles, chicken fried steak, French toast, pancakes, and all your breakfast favorites. Serving breakfast and lunch all day.

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Midtown Bistro, located in the “heart” of Santa Fe, and only a short jaunt from the Plaza, features local cuisine with an international flair. Open daily. Guests enjoy dining indoors or on our patio among native flora, which creates a magnificent ambience while dining on an array of fresh meats, seafood, pastas, and much more. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer. Lunch Monday– Saturday 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner Monday–Saturday 5–9 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–3 pm.

Amaya Restaurant

Enjoy more than 100 years of tradition. Plaza Cafe Southside, the sister restaurant to the famous Plaza Cafe downtown delights both tourists and locals with delicious, regional diner cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual, friendly, but upscale atmosphere. Huevos rancheros, margaritas, breakfast all day; yummy fresh house-baked goods and the chef’s imaginative specials. Plaza Cafe Southside has something for everyone. If you don’t know the Plaza Cafe Southside, you don’t know Santa Fe! Monday–Thursday 7 am– 10 pm; Saturday 8 am–10 pm, Sunday 8 am–9 pm.

Rio Chama

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

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 800 labels and 20 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. 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.

Centrally located in the Design District of Pacheco Park, Sweetwater serves as an oasis where Santa Feans gather to be nourished and inspired. The global eclectic menu is sustainably and locally sourced when available, with many gluten-free and vegetarian items. New Mexico’s first Wine on Tap system supplies an SIP-certified by-theglass selection in addition to craft brews on tap. Breakfast features gourmet coffees and classic items like baked eggs with crème fraîche and herbs as well as lemon ricotta spelt pancakes made from flour freshly milled onsite. Check out guest chef Kimnath Nou’s Thai Night on Wednesdays or the special $19 fixed-price three-course menu Thursdays–Saturdays.


Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 fourseasons.com/santafe

414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 riochamasteakhouse.com

231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, 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. For specials, photos, video walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays.

1512 Pacheco, 505-795-7383 sweetwatersf.com

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 2014

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For fast-paced snow fun at a fraction of the cost of going skiing, it’s hard to beat Ruidoso Winter Park, about three-and-a-half hours south of Santa Fe. The park offers inner-tube rides down chutes that wind over big, snowcovered hills. (The site has its own snowmaking equipment in case Mother Nature holds back.) Nearly 1,000 tubes are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis, including huge ones that seat up to six people and small ones that children can take to the Kidz Korral. Check the calendar on the park’s website (ruidosowinterpark.com) for night tubing days, when customers can ride until 8 or 9 pm. Uphill conveyor belts spare leg muscles and save time. And best of all: there are free roasted marshmallows for everyone.—Phil Parker

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Ranch Ranch home home with with mountain mountain views views designed designed by by famed famed New New Mexican Mexican architect architect John John Gaw Gaw Meem. Meem. Just Just 60 60 miles miles from from Santa Santa Fe Fe and and 11 11 miles miles from from Las Las Vegas, Vegas, this this split split level level beauty beauty has has almost almost 5,000 5,000 square square feet feet with with 22 master master suites suites and and 44 additional additional bedrooms/study bedrooms/study or or office office spaces; spaces; nanative tive stone stone and and redwood redwood exterior; exterior; and and cut-stone cut-stone fireplace, fireplace, built-in built-in shelving, shelving, hot hot tub tub and and more....... more....... all all on on 55 wooded wooded acres. acres. Offered Offered at at $499,000 $499,000

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Exceptional Exceptional living living awaits awaits you you in in the the coveted coveted Park Park Estates of Las Campanas. This elegant Estates of Las Campanas. This elegant home home has has breathtaking breathtaking views views and and exquisite exquisite appointments. appointments. Open Open floor floor plan plan includes includes aa media media room/den room/den & & aa 4th 4th bedroom/ study. Gracious master suite has a spa-like bedroom/ study. Gracious master suite has a spa-like bathroom. bathroom. The The gourmet gourmet kitchen kitchen with with breakfast breakfast nook nook is equipped equipped with with top top of of the the line line appliances appliances including including is aa built-in built-in coffee coffee center. center. Beautiful Beautiful backyard backyard portal for entertaining. MLS# portal for entertaining. MLS# 201301783 201301783 $975,000 $975,000

Liz Sheffield

505-660-4299 liz@lizsheffield.com LizSheffield.com 505.983.5151 505.983.5151 -- 130 130 Lincoln Lincoln Avenue, Avenue, Santa Santa Fe Fe NM NM

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