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Jewels of the season • santa fe in winter • holiday art shows

December 2017/January 2018


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And now for something completely different...

Gallery owner Dan McGuinness has published his long awaited cookbook. Started over 20 years ago during his charter yacht days, here is the ultimate cookbook for anyone who enjoys consuming or cooking with beer, wine or any other alcohol. A full month of infused three course meals: appetizers, main courses and delicious desserts.

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A perfect holiday gift - even for yourself! Available in soft and hard cover

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Gold & Silver Gemstone Earrings with garnet, citrine, smokey quartz, and amethyst. Cranberry Garnet & Sterling Silver Necklace with onyx, agate, pearl, and rutilated quartz. Crescent Ring with Tahitian pearl, sapphire, amethyst, sterling silver, and gold.

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26 Winter Dreams

Four photographers share the magic and beauty of wintertime in Santa Fe

28 Silver and Stones

Local artists create unique wearables, from classic Western to right-now contemporary

30 ShowHouse: A Retrospective Five years of creative interior design, supporting kids through Dollars4Schools

34 Pieces of Santa Fe

These wearable winter fantasies are what dreams are made of

departments 16 Publisher’s Note 46 Art

Jeweler Belle Brooke creates art from negative space; Clint Mortenson brings the classic West to silver and saddles; upcoming art shows this holiday season

53 Living

Featuring an art collection inside and nature’s charm through the windows, a new home built into a hillside has some of the Northside’s best indoor and outdoor views

59 Dining

Pieces of Santa Fe, page 34. Jewelry by Karen Melfi Collection; eyewear available at Ojo Optique.



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Chef Johhny Vee discovers why Eldorado’s newest eatery, Arable, lives up to its name, and returns to one of his old Santa Fe favorites, The Bull Ring

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holiday issue ON THE COVER A male house finch adds a bright touch to this Santa Fe winter scene. Photograph courtesy Dolores Smart

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More and more, we crave authentic and genuine experiences in life. The imitation village just isn’t the same as the one that’s been around for 400 years. When a community has the traditions of more than four centuries of holiday celebrations, you can count on the fact that it will be authentic, unique, and most important, very meaningful. Even the most hardened Scrooge will be swept up by Santa Fe’s holiday magic. It’s no surprise that this is one of Santa Fe’s most popular times of the entire year, when hotels, second homes, and guest rooms fill up. If you’re lucky enough to be here during the festivities, you are in for a treat. As you will see in the pages of this issue, Santa Fe glows like the farolito, our enduring local symbol of holiday decorating. Often there will be snow on the ground, which creates a reflection of not just the pretty lights, but of the season's ambience as we put aside our problems and savor the holiday spirit that envelops us. Culturally, Santa Fe reawakens with ballet, symphony, stage, and all sorts of musical performances. There’s a lot going on and you wouldn’t want to miss out. Go to SantaFean.com and check out the long list of possibilities on our online calendar. An evening stroll under the lights around the Plaza on your way to the Lensic can be among the most relaxing and serene of all activities. The day’s sunlight will keep you a bit warmer if you venture up the mountains for a snowshoe or cross-country ski trek. For something more exhilarating, Ski Santa Fe offers terrain for any level of skier, along with unmatched views. When you come back down, a hot meal and warm fire will relax you, and create one of the most traditional winter evenings. Of all the experiences you might enjoy, I’m quite certain it’s the ones shared that will make this a most meaningful and special holiday season. It’s the people around us that sweep us into the truly memorable moments. This is our time to put our arms around them and let them know they are the most important part of the holiday magic.


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Santa Fe’s concert halls, churches, and other venues are all bursting with music during December as groups large and small celebrate the holidays. Here are a few performances to consider. After stops in Roswell, Corrales, and Placitas, The Santa Fe Opera presents former apprentices mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit and baritone Jorge Espino in a concert at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi on December 15. Expect holiday and winter-themed selections along with arias and duets from the operatic repertoire. Also expect a crowd—this free event fills the cathedral. Santa Fe Desert Chorale reunites for area concerts December 16–23, in a program titled Home For the Holidays. Featuring carols and lullabies from North and South America, catch the chorale at Cristo Rey on the 16th or at the Cathedral Basilica from December 20–23. Guillermo Figueroa leads The Santa Fe Symphony in an afternoon of holiday and winter-themed music at 4 pm on December 10. Ranging from the oh-sofamiliar to the less-so, the concert includes a side-by-side performance with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony. The Symphony returns to The Lensic on January 21 with Liszt’s Les Préludes, Grieg’s first suite from Peer Gynt, and Brahms’s lush Symphony No. 3. Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble performs at 6 pm and 8 pm each evening from December 20–24. The concerts, in the beautiful Loretto Chapel, include Bach, Handel, and Telemann, along with a selection of traditional carols. Mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski and contralto Avery Amereau alternate performances, and Stephen Redfield leads. Pro Musica returns to modern times with a December 29 concert, Love, the Magician. Violinist Benjamin Beilman takes the solo part in Bernstein’s Serenade After Plato’s Symposium. Trumpeter Greg Heltman is The Santa Fe Later in the month, January 27–28, rising pianist Conrad Tao plays Schumann, and Pro Symphony’s founder and serves as the group’s Musica presents the Escher String Quartet playing Haydn, Beethoven, and György Kurtág. executive director. Performance Santa Fe continues their tradition of early evening concerts on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This year, they have chosen some of the most well-known music in the symphonic repertoire: Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Dvořřák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” on the 24th; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 paired with violinist Augustin Hadelich playing the Mendelssohn violin concerto on the 31st.—Lisa Van Sickle

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winter dreams the magic of Santa Fe in the snow

by Anne Maclachlan photos by Chris Corrie, Rima Krisst, Gabriella Marks, and Dolores Smart


Alive with colorful lights reflected in fallen snow, the Plaza brings a cheerful, welcoming air to winter. Hot chocolate, cider, and other warming beverages can be sipped in the cozy cafés and lounges surrounding the historic square.

Above: Did this wooden coyote’s “howling” encourage a very real bunny to make literal and figurative tracks? 26


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A simple, bright wreath is all that is needed to create a holiday atmosphere. Nature adds the rest.



WHEN THE REST OF the Northern hemisphere blurs into black and white snowscapes, Santa Fe awakens in winter. The feeling is one of joy—soft-focus images of sugar-frosted adobes, vibrant lights and starry nights reflected in sparkling snow, and children of all ages lifting their faces to catch fat, fluffy flakes. With snow-capped mountains as a majestic backdrop and the delicious scent of burning piñon wood in the air, Santa Fe truly embraces the season. Stroll with us through the heart of the city and experience the winter magic of Santa Fe.

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Traditional farolitos line centuries-old Canyon Road during the winter, illuminating restaurant and art gallery pathways for visitors on dark evenings.

Above: Surpised by an unexpected spring snowfall, pink bleeding heart blossoms studded with icy accents hang like jewels.


Fresh and pristine early morning snow. By late afternoon, most of this will be gone. Perhaps another fluffy white blanket will appear overnight?

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Above: Made by Clint Mortenson for Working Ranch Cowboys Association members, this Spyderco knife is sterling silver with hand-engraved jeweler’s bronze overlay and rubies. 28


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Whether your style is a contemporary buckle set you can wear to the office daily, one-of-a-kind cufflinks for special occasions, or a showstopper of a concha belt, Santa Fe’s silversmiths likely create just what you’re looking for. Typical go-to options for purchasing a wearable piece of Santa Fe often include something Southwestern: turquoise or coral jewelry, cowboy hats or boots, and the like. However, Santa Fe is no onetrick pony—styles abound that speak to both a Southwestern and contemporary aesthetic. There are striking, exceptionally modern bolos ties and sleek, minimalist-inspired buckle sets, also known as ranger sets, that don’t necessarily say “Southwest.” However, there is no shortage of items with a more traditional Southwestern feel and a bit of flair—specifically, turquoise, coral, or lapis and silver hatbands; concha belts with stone or unusual fabrication; and ornate or inlaid bolos and buckles. The variety of modern and traditional silverwork includes cufflinks, knives, money clips, flasks, and notebook covers. Various shops and studios around Santa Fe sell pieces that can be completely customized.


Above: The Flame line from GL Miller at True West features sterling silver, black jade, orange spiny oyster shell, and opal. Several variations are available, ensuring that no two pieces are alike.

Above: The Magnus Boneyard Jewelry Collection began in 1990 with a skull buckle commission from Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The company continues to plan new designs.

Left: Sleek, modern, and infinitely wearable, these John Rippel ranger sets from True West work coast to coast.



Several Santa Fe silversmiths produce work with a decidedly Western feel—one of these being Clint Mortenson, proprietor and silversmith of Mortenson Silver & Saddles. Mortenson creates custom silver pieces with detailed engraving, sometimes incorporating gold and local turquoise or jewels of various sizes. The floral patterns he carves into saddle leather often find their way into his jewelry designs. Mortenson notes that is important to look after silverwork very carefully, advising that “. . . a polishing cloth works nice—it doesn’t rub off any or down into the engraving as much. After that, just a mild silver polish, but nothing too abrasive.” Santa Fe favorite Douglas Magnus operates a personal studio, and shows work in several local galleries, including Malouf on the Plaza. Aside from having a wow factor, Magnus’s art is edgy and stylish, and his Boneyard collection, in sterling silver and 14-kt gold, is designed for men or women. His stunning turquoise items certainly make eye-catching conversation pieces. Magnus’s designs run the gamut from geometric and contemporary to the classic ones created for Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary. The award-winning artists represented at True West create both traditional and minimalist options in belts, bolos, and cufflinks, with nearly limitless choices in range and style. Says jeweler Michael Dukepoo of his creativity and art, “There aren’t any rules; I can do anything with it.” Let’s not forget the always-classic hatband. O’Farrell Hat Company, a Santa Fe staple for over 30 years, offers a variety of styles to complete a Western look. Several talented artists create simple and multilayered styles in silver conchos, simple leather, turquoise and other stones, and porcupine quills. The best parts about adding some custom Santa Fe flair to your wardrobe? It fits right in, and it’s all right here.

Above: This sterling silver and turquoise hatband by Navajo artist Aaron John is classic with a touch of Southwest. december 2017 /january 2018

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ShowHouse Santa Fe a retrospective

by Ama nda N. Pitma n

With 2017 marking its fifth year, the annual ShowHouse Santa Fe continues to chalk up impressive numbers—both in attendance and money raised for Dollars4Schools, a nonprofit organization that funds activities, materials, and innovative programs for Santa Fe–area schools. This year alone, ShowHouse raised $50,000, with approximately 700 people attending the opening night gala and another 2,000 visitors during the two-weekend open house. The 2017 theme, “West of Contemporary—A Journey in Black & White,” inspired 30-plus interior and landscape designers to add a decidedly modern touch to the traditional yet stunning Sol y Luna estate (listed by Christine McDonald with Santa Fe Properties) on 36 acres along the Old Santa Fe Trail. Previous years have seen other unique themes, modern and Southwestern. Last year, 2016’s theme “Everything Old is New Again—Mexico!!” transformed 820 Camino Atalaya into a blend of Mexico and New Mexico with an emphasis on color, complete with brilliant turquoises and pops of pink and green. 2015 saw the iconic Frank Applegate estate filled with

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Left: Black, white, and antlers were common themes throughout the 2017 ShowHouse. Stivers and Smith Interiors (Patti Stivers and Virginia Smith) anchored the entry with a large, striking painting by local artist Kiki Martinez that makes a bold startement above a bridal rug settee and a Navajo weaving.

Above: Inspired by San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the 2016 Reside Home team (Jeff Fenton, Chris Martinez, and Kendra Henning) went for bright, commanding, and eyecatching combinations in this large living space. A nod to Piet Mondrian is evident on the wall behind the kiva. 30


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handcrafted art to wear 505.780.5270 821 Canyon Road - at The Stables bellebrooke.net

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Jennifer Ashton’s (Jennifer Ashton Interiors) 2014 Asianinspired master suite was divided into four unique parts. The sitting area, shown here, featured a rattan lounger and artwork by Danielle Frankenthal.

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Below: Millicent Rogers was the famous fashion icon who served as inspiration for Annie O’Carroll (Annie O’Carroll Interior Design) and Emily Henry’s (Emily Henry Interiors) 2013 bohemian living room. Loyal dog, Bo, approved.

Above: In 2015, Marty Wilkinson (Metamorphisis Home Staging & Design) transformed the outdoor sleeping porch with indoor/outdoor textiles and an unusual rocking bed she found at the Las Vegas Market.

leather, denim, and suede, as designers endeavored to reinvent the Western classics in “Lux New Mex.” In 2014, “Ancient Future” challenged designers to use elements such as wood, stone, and adobe combined with contemporary design elements to “create an appealing vision of modern life in an ancient setting” in the 1920s Casa la Luna mansion. In 2013, the very first ShowHouse, “At Home with Fashion” encouraged designers to draw inspiration from famous fashion icons—Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Millicent Rogers, and others. ShowHouse sprang from the desire of cofounders David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors and Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors to “bring together the Santa Fe design community and a community cause” and to show off the talent of local designers while supporting the growth of a local nonprofit that benefits Santa Fe schools. It will be exciting to see what 2018 holds for ShowHouse Santa Fe. 32


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special section

pieces of Santa Fe we a ra ble w i n t e r fa n t a si e s

Rich with gold, silver, and turquoise, these creations reflect the beauty of Santa Fe’s landscapes and the imaginations of our local artists. Clear blue skies, mountain sunsets, golden cactus, and local stones call up the beauty of Santa Fe all year round Photographer Gabriella Marks Photography Assistant Willie Jane Dent Hair and Makeup Jess Evans and The Beauty Bar Models Mara Anderson Brigitte Buckholtz



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Jewelry by Alexandra Hart Earrings Hammer-formed 18-kt gold, this pair of cactus bud earrings makes a sparkling souvenir of high desert charm. Necklace A hammer-formed 18-kt gold cactus pin/pendant, set with .08-ct diamonds, is hung from a steel cable necklace to create an unusually stunning set. Ring The Venus ring in sterling silver sparkles with 18-kt gold accents.

Earrings Coral filigree earrings by Federico bring warmth and brightness to a winter day. Necklace Wayne Aguilar’s 12-strand Mediterranean coral necklace is accented by a pendant of Kingman spiderweb turquoise. Cuff Aguilar’s matching cuff is highlighted with coral and Kingman spiderweb turquoise.

Malouf on the Plaza 61 Old Santa Fe Trail maloufontheplaza.com

Earrings Shooting star earrings by Cody Sanderson offer ways to make sterling-silver wishes. Necklaces Lawrence Baca’s silver beads with turquoise accent his silver and gold-filled creation to make a sparkling Santa Fe holiday set. Pendant Baca’s luminous red Car Heart pendant emerges from a frame of sterling silver and 14-kt gold.

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Earrings 22-kt gold and natural colored diamonds form these delicate hoop earrings with diamond drops. Necklace with pendant Diamonds and 22-kt gold shimmer in the holiday lights. Bracelets Stunning cuff bracelets in sterling silver sparkle with natural colored diamonds. Rings Three 22-kt and silver shield rings shine with diamonds and add unique character to the set.

Karen Melfi Collection 225 Canyon, #2 karenmelficollection.com



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Jewelry by Federico Turquoise cluster earrings, necklace, and cuff create the quintessential Santa Fe look.

Caption words TK Malouf on the Plaza 61 Old Santa Fe Trl maloufontheplaza.com Name of jeweler, .info on pieces

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Earrings Large diamond hoops with 18-kt round drum drops fall elegantly from 18-kt black and white diamond earrings. Necklace Generating its own luminescence is a 22-kt gold Thai weave necklace. Ring Reflecting the grace of the earrings, black and white diamonds set in 18-kt gold capture the light.

Bracelet Black and white diamonds set in 18-kt gold complete this exquisite ensemble.

Golden Eye 115 Don Gaspar goldeneyesantafe.com

Earrings Setting off Belle Brooke’s leather accessories are her delicate 18-kt yellow gold hoops with diamonds. Necklace and Pendant Suspended from an 18-kt gold chain, an understated African green-blue tourmaline is set into 18-kt gold and oxidized sterling silver. Belt Everyone can shine wearing this unisex leather belt with a Brazilian agate buckle set in sterling silver. Bracelet Leather adds a strong touch to this gorgeous sterling silver and 18-kt yellow gold setting.

Belle Brooke Designs 821 Canyon bellebrooke.net

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Earrings Sterling silver highlights a natural Kingman turquoise inlay for this Southwestern look. Necklace Striking notes of black jade complement the natural Kingman and Blue Gem turquoise and the Mediterranean coral in this sterling silver piece. Cuff Set in sterling silver, natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise and black jade form a dramatic addition to the set.

True West 130 Lincoln truewestgallery.com



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Earrings Red Shyanne coral warms these holiday earrings. Necklace A 5-mm glitter rope accents the long white heart beads in red, from which hangs a stunning red coral heart pendant. Caption words TK Bracelet A red coral bracelet completes this Rocki Gorman collection. Name of jeweler, .info on pieces

TK address, Rocki Gormanwebsite.com 119 Old Santa Fe Trl rockigorman.com

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contemporary jewelry from traditional approaches by Efra í n Vi l la

The tiny historic stable where contemporary goldsmith Belle Brooke creates her magic could not be a better workspace for her. Consumed by tradition and history, Brooke says, “I use traditional techniques to create all my pieces because craftsmanship is important to me.” Holding a gold and silver pendant showcasing her signature cluster of multi-sized metal circles, she continues, “Jewelry has always been important to humans. The first items you find from ancient civilizations are things that people wore to decorate themselves for symbolic purposes. Even today, a lot of jewelry is status driven, but my jewelry is almost like an anti-status symbol; it’s beautiful but it’s organic and affordable, not flashy.” Brooke relies on her experience as a photographer to strike balance, symmetry, and harmony through the circles of negative space that have become her trademark. “It’s sort of a mix of organic and manmade, and the intersection of that,” she says. “The strong geometric lines are the manmade element and the circles are the organic element. I’m trying to represent that everything is from nature and that we just appropriate that in different forms.” With the help of an assistant and an apprentice, Brooke employs the Buddhist principle of Right Livelihood in the creation of her works of art. “It’s about being ethical,” she explains. “All of our stones are certified conflict-free by the Kimberley Process, 70 percent of the cabochon stones I get are sourced and cut by New Mexican gem cutters, and all of our metal is certified 100 percent recycled. We also use eco-friendly studio practices in terms of the chemicals we use. Even the pieces we display from other artists have some kind of sustainable element.” In the summer, Brooke sets up an art station outside her studio so children can explore craft making. “Kids need to think of art as a fun thing to do,” she says. “There have been studies done that [prove] crafting can alleviate depression, and help with PTSD and dyslexia. There is really something almost magical that happens when you use your hands, and I think if people lose that, we’re going to end up with a really sad society.”

Left: Cielo large mandala pendant, matte oxidized sterling silver, 18-kt yellow gold, GVS diamond melee, 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"

Belle Brooke Designs, 821 Canyon, Suite A, bellebrooke.net

Above: Cielo floating diamond stud earrings, matte oxidized sterling silver, 18-kt yellow gold, GVS diamond melee, 1/2 x 1/16"



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Above: Gold rim medallion ring, matte finish 18-kt yellow gold, oxidized sterling silver, GVS diamond melee, Australian chrysoprase, 1 x 3/4"


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Clint Mortenson silver, saddles, style by Amanda N. Pitman

Above: Clint Mortenson is all smiles in his Santa Fe studio. In the foreground is a hand-tooled Charro saddle, similar in style to the one he made for actor Tommy Lee Jones in the 2003 film The Missing. Above: One-hundred-year-old leather-working tools are both useful and decorative. Left: Mortenson’s work is showstopping— this custom hand-carved, silver mounted holster for a Colt 45 was created for the star of the upcoming series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), produced by the Coen brothers.

Below: Mortenson’s horse, Colt, models a custom bridle with a 1950s-style hand-engraved sterling silver Visalia bit.

photographs by Gabriella Marks

Clint Mortenson knows silver. And saddles. And a whole lot of everything in between. Mortenson, a Santa Fean for close to two decades, operates a studio that looks like a treasure box from the good old days, filled with tools large and small. “I was probably about 10 [years old] with a little Tandy® Leather kit making belts and billfolds, and did that for money all throughout high school, and ended up going to saddle-making school.” He continues, “I started [my business] with the saddles—making saddles—about 25 years ago, and then I got into the silverwork, customizing a little bit more.” Custom work, in either leather or silver, is no simple task. Saddles, depending on their level of intricacy, take anywhere from two to six weeks to complete. They are customized to individuals’ riding styles, fit to their bodies with the proper seat size, and of course, made with a saddle tree that fits their horse. Custom belt buckles, with their meticulous sawing, cutting, soldering, and engraving, typically take at least 12 hours. When asked whether he prefers leatherwork or silverwork, Mortenson vacillates. “. . . kinda equal on both; I do less leatherwork now and I’m doing more of the design work and silverwork these days, but I like new, unique projects—it’s been fun working with the movies quite a bit.” In fact, several New Mexico-filmed television shows and movies feature Mortenson’s work; Tommy Lee Jones’s saddle from The Missing (2003), is just one shining example of his craftsmanship in action. However, he notes that “. . . now the silverwork has grown. We still do custom saddles and leather repair, but the silverwork is a larger portion of our business.” Confirming that this type of Western-style silverwork has worldwide appeal, Mortenson recalls making two particularly memorable custom buckle sets. Prizes for a polo match, they were won by Britain’s Prince Charles and Prince William. Mortenson Silver & Saddles, 96 Bonanza Creek Rd, silverandsaddles.com Below: An art deco-esque vintage style rodeo trophy buckle. Mortenson also makes rodeo queen crowns and other awards for the Rodeo de Santa Fe and various other events, both local and national.

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Doug Gillis, #639, kiln-formed glass on aluminum and wood, 20 x 20 x 3"

“400” holiday block pARTy Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Mark White Fine Art, Pippin Contemporary, Ventana Fine Art, Wiford Gallery 400 block of Canyon Road, December 15, 3–7 pm

Five galleries along the 400 block of Canyon Road are collaborating for a mid-December Friday evening holiday celebration. Farolitos, bonfires, music, and holiday food and drink welcome shoppers to the party. The participating galleries are offering art pieces ranging in price from $50 to $1,000—perfect for gift-giving. Complimentary gift bags are available for smaller items. With artists as diverse as painter Aleta Pippin, ceramic sculptor Kari Rives, and metalworker Suzanne Donazetti taking part, there is bound to be something for every taste. —Lisa Van Sickle

Above: Kiyomi Baird, Warrior, Voices oil on board, 48 x 36 x 1 1/2" OTA Contemporary 203 Canyon otacontemporary.com December 15–January 25 OTA Contemporary presents a group show including the work of Kiyomi Baird, Jacob Burmood, David Clark, Carlos Frias, Hernan Gomez Chavez, Mario Martinez, August Muth, Somers Randolph, and Nola Zirin. The work is varied. Randolph sculpts sinuous shapes from stone; Muth creates holographs; Frias, Martinez (Pasqua Yaqui Tribe), and Zirin are all abstract painters—although the work of each is distinct— and Baird’s oil paintings reflect metaphysical concerns and her Japanese heritage. One of Canyon Road’s newest galleries, OTA Contemporary opened earlier in 2017 with a view to “inspire curiosity and human passions.” The work they exhibit is decidedly contemporary. Voices will be the first time Jacob Burmood, sculptor, and David Clark, who works in encaustic monotypes, have shown in Santa Fe.—LVS

Albert Krehbiel & Albert Schmidt: Santa Fe Sentiments Gerald Peters Gallery, 1005 Paseo de Peralta, gpgallery.com Through December 9 Gerald Peters Gallery shows the work of Albert H. Krehbiel (1873–1945) and Albert H. Schmidt (1885–1957), two artists from the Santa Fe Art Colony. Beyond their first names, middle initials, and 72-year lifespans, the two men had plenty in common. Both studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and both continued their studies in Europe, including at the Académie Julian in Paris. Krehbiel left few records, making it uncertain when and how he arrived in New Mexico. Schmidt, like so many others, was on his way to California with his wife and son when he reached Santa Fe, and never left. Both men painted the landscape. Krehbiel’s work employs pure, clear color. He seems to have had a fondness for the horses and burros common to the streets of Santa Fe, while Schmidt turned a cubist’s eye towards the mountains and villages.—LVS Albert Schmidt, Adobe Village, oil on board, 18 x 24" 48


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Winter Group Show Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado meiklefineart.com Reception December 8, 5–7 pm December 8–31 Barbara Meikle Fine Art’s Winter Group Show highlights a variety of new paintings by Barbara Meikle, Robert Burt, and Carla Spence; textured ceramics from Randy O’Brien; and remarkable glasswork from David Shanfeld. On December 24, Barbara Meikle Fine Art participates in the annual Farolito Walk with twinkling lights, a big bonfire, warm cider, and of course, biscochitos.—Amanda N. Pitman Left: Barbara Meikle, Visiting the Ridge Trail, oil on canvas, 32 x 32"

Below: Nancy Michel, red and gold earrings, 18-kt and 22-kt yellow gold, red coral, 1 3/4 x 5/8"

Left: Wesley Anderegg, Oh Honey, ceramic, 6 x 6"

Microcosm: Small Works Invitational form & concept 435 S Guadalupe formandconcept.center Through December 23 For their second holiday season, form & concept enlists more than 20 invited all-stars to fill the gallery with works no larger than 8 x 10." These artists—all contributors to previous form & concept exhibitions—have produced bold new works to fill a chapter in their individual stories and form a unique microcosm in the gallery’s history. Select artists include Susan Beiner, Priscilla Dobler, Ryan Singler (Navajo) and Jonathan Nelson (Diné), Lisa Klakulak, Bunny Tobias, and many others.—ANP

Bottoms Up! A Celebration of Cups Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia santafeclay.com Through January 13 Santa Fe Clay has invited more than 150 ceramic artists to provide two drinking vessels each for this show, which examines a singular part of our daily lives. As small as a shot glass or as large as a café au lait bowl, as homey as a coffee mug or as elegant as a goblet, this theme seems to have no limit to its variations. Entries in Bottoms Up! include all types of ceramics with all manner of surface treatments. Selections range from pieces utilitarian enough for daily use to some whose purpose is entirely decorative.—LVS

’Tis the Golden Season Patina Gallery 131 W Palace patina-gallery.com December 15–January 14 Reception December 15, 5–7 pm This winter, all that glitters at Patina Gallery is indeed gold. Owners Ivan and Allison Barnett opened Patina Gallery in 1999, and have carried handmade jewelry since the beginning. ’Tis the Golden Season reflects the magic of gold, and includes paintings, ceramic sculptures, and jewelry. Pat Flynn, a contemporary jeweler from upstate New York, will have pieces in the show. Flynn combines iron with 24-kt gold dust, juxtaposing materials as humble as nails with gold, palladium, and precious stones while playing black matte iron against bright, glittery gold and gems. Flynn understands that fine jewelry is an investment, often purchased to mark special occasions. “I know my jewelry pieces mean a lot to people . . .” he says. “They are so important, such a keepsake.”—LVS

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, mugs, matte crystalline–glazed porcelain, each 5 x 4 x 3"

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Rendezvous With Light photo-eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe photoeye.com Through December 31 Juxtaposing works by represented artists David H. Gibson and Chaco Terada, Rendezvous With Light explores notions of light, time, space, and origin through the artists’ use of similar natural themes. These photographs—meditative, poetic, and otherworldly—are rendered in two different media. Gibson produces silver gelatin prints, pigment ink prints, and handmade artist books, while Terada’s process applies imagery on multiple layers of opaque silk, sometimes incorporating calligraphic brushstrokes with traditional Japanese inks. Gibson’s images have been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and reside in numerous public and corporate collections. His photographs encourage the viewer to develop a near reverence for place and light and emphasize his devotion to the art of printmaking. Terada, though originally trained in calligraphy, discovered photography after moving to the United States, and endeavors to incorporate the two into one-ofa-kind artworks. Her pieces have been exhibited worldwide.—ANP


Above: Chaco Terada, Garden Without Spacetime, pigment and sumi ink on silk, 10 x 7"

All Artists Show: New Works GF Contemporary 707 Canyon gfcontemporary.com Reception December 16, 3–5 pm December 16–30 With all new works from their roster of 16 artists, GF Contemporary hosts a winter show and reception with light refreshments and hot cider. Artists planning to attend the reception include sculptor Pascal Pierme along with painters Gigi Mills, Clayton Porter, and Kathleen McCloud. All works in this special exhibit will be priced under $2,000—perfect to give as gifts this holiday season, or even to keep for yourself.—ANP

Above: Kathleen McCloud, Venus Rising, mixed media on panel, 50 x 41"

Holiday Small Works Show Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace manitougalleries.com December 1–22 Reception December 1, 5–7:30 pm Manitou Galleries opens their Palace Avenue doors for the annual Holiday Small Works Show. All of Manitou’s artists are invited to create small works for the December exhibit. Hot cider and farolitos lend a holiday atmosphere to the opening reception. Look for painting, sculpture, and jewelry to all be on display.—LVS Right: Jennifer O’Cualain, Black Bear on Red, oil on panel, 6 x 6" 50


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Left: Douglas Fryer, Mountain Storm, oil on board, 12 x 9"


Below: Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Lingering, oil on board, 8 x 6"

Beyond the Fences Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon meyergalleries.com December 8–14 Reception December 8, 5–7 pm Like many an artist before him, Douglas Fryer has had to balance economic realities with the desire to make a living painting. He found a time-honored solution, learning the art of illustration as well as fine art. Teaching jobs have taken Fryer across the country and back, strengthening his love for and understanding of the landscape. Fryer’s paintings are loose, atmospheric, and not burdened with excess detail. He says, “I tend to see the land as shapes, patterns, and edges.” He shows the beauty in a rutted road or an almost colorless winter landscape as easily as in a lush springtime scene. Strong composition underlies everything Fryer paints, and many of his landscapes lie at the edges of abstraction, where shape, pattern, and edge are everything.—LVS

Right: The outdoor kiln where Hopi artist Rachel Sahmie fires her pottery.

Christmas/Chanukah Party Steve Elmore Indian Art elmoreindianart.com 839 Paseo de Peralta December 15, 4–7 pm Steve Elmore Indian Art is throwing a party in celebration of the holidays around the winter solstice. The gallery’s new Navajo rug room will be open, and refreshments will be served. Master potter Rachel Sahmie (Hopi) will make the trip from First Mesa, Arizona, to Santa Fe to be at Steve Elmore Indian Art. Sahmie is a fifth-generation Native American potter who has won awards at many major shows. She continues to use the techniques and materials handed down through her family, building pots by hand from coils of native Hopi clay and pit-firing them in the traditional way. The matriarch of Hopi pottery, Nampeyo, was Sahmie’s great-grandmother. The gallery will display works from all five generations of this esteemed Hopi family.—LVS

Jhenna Quinn Lewis: Solo Exhibition Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon meyergalleries.com December 15–31 Reception December 15, 5–7 pm Jhenna Quinn Lewis’s paintings are studies in contrast. Neutral, almost featureless backgrounds play against highly colored foregrounds. Elements from the natural world are placed in conjunction with manmade objects. Spare composition accents focal points that leave out no detail. A small, single songbird is caught in a rare moment of repose, before again taking flight. Lewis is a still life painter, typically of birds. She is fond of a quote from 18th-century English naturalist Gilbert White: “The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical: little is said, but much is meant and understood . . .”. Studies in the Japanese tea ceremony and flower arranging, and appreciation of historic Japanese painting and printmaking also inform her work. The small oil paintings are exquisite in their simplicity, saying little, and in their detail, meaning much.—LVS

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Right: Rob Yancey, The Corn Mother, lodge pole pine, oil paint, 84 x 30"

Seferina Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) (1931–2007), 10-piece nacimiento, clay and pigment, tallest figure 5"

Adobe Gallery Presents: Pueblo Pottery Nacimiento Sets Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon adobegallery.com Through January 6 Each year, Adobe Gallery ushers in the holidays with a show of Pueblo pottery nacimientos, or Nativity sets. The depictions of the Nativity range from the spare and simple to the highly complex, including as few as three figures or as many as 15 to 20. Southwestern touches abound—red chile ristras hang from the doorway of the stable housing the Holy Family in one, while another set includes the Wise Men bearing turquoise and corn rather than the traditional frankincense and myrrh. Helen Cordero (Cochiti Pueblo) (1915–1994), creator of the first storyteller figurines, made two of the nacimientos in the show. Although several of the artists represented, like Cordero and Manuel Vigil (Tesuque Pueblo) (1900–1990), have passed away, living artists such as Alma Loretto Concha (Taos Pueblo) are also included.—LVS


Annual Guadalupe Group Art Show Eye on the Mountain 614 Agua Fria eyeonthemountaingallery.com Opening reception December 9, 5–9 pm December 9–February 23 The Annual Guadalupe Group Art Show at Eye on the Mountain Gallery places the larger-than-life wood-carved sculpture Corn Mother, by Rob Yancey and Bob Zettler, front and center at this exhibition. Now in its fourth year, the show endeavors to address the parallels between Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Aztec mother goddess Coatlaxopeuh. The reception festivities will also include live music and maize holiday treats.—ANP



Holly, Jolly Houses Joe Wade Fine Art Buck McCain, Study for Drummers, oil, 14 x 11" 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 Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727 joewadefineart.com



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Do you go all-out in decorating your Santa Fe home for the holidays? Santa Fean is looking for houses whose halls and outdoor areas are beautifully or creatively decked out and that demonstrate the spirit of the season. If selected, your home would need to be photographed prior to the end of the 2017 holiday season for inclusion in the December/ January 2018 issue of Santa Fean magazine. Send Amy Gross, Living editor, a few snapshots of your holiday décor and tell her a bit about how you celebrate the holidays at amygross@sucasamagazine.com.


master planned a Texas couple designs their Santa Fe dream home down to the smallest details

by Amy G ro s s

Mike and Valana Fritchie’s brick-lined courtyard offers the ideal vantage point for watching Zozobra meet his fiery end. With doors to both the study (shown here) and front entry open, guests at the couple’s first-ever Zozobra party last year were able to flow easily inside and out. The rustic stone fireplace Mike helped design kept partygoers warm and toasty.

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IT’S OFTEN THE MOST challenging projects that end up being the most rewarding. Ask Mike and Valana Fritchie, who, after visiting Santa Fe for years, decided to cement their love affair with the City Different by building a second home here. Let’s just say it didn’t happen overnight. The hillside lot they purchased came with a host of unique challenges, but just steps from downtown, and with city views and nearly front-row seats to the annual burning of Zozobra, it was just what the creative Texas couple had been looking for. Working with veteran mountain home builders Zachary & Sons Homes, architect Lorn Tryk, and interior designer Troy Tryon, the team crafted a stunning—and even award-winning—custom residence that’s a feat of engineering, built in compliance with strict escarpment terrain management rules. december 2017 /january 2018

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“We were asked to dig into the contour of the land, so we went the extra mile to excavate the lot and build the house into the side of the hill,” says Mike. A lot with this much slope would typically demand a split-level design, but architect Tryk, using nearly every square foot of the site, was able to get all of the house on a single level. A huge challenge was that the 14-inch-thick retaining wall, forming the backbone of the kitchen, is built into a hill that rises almost to the divided-light clerestory windows. “When we built that wall, it had to sit for two months untouched so it would settle correctly,” says builder Josh Shultz. The hill behind the wall is so high, notes Mike, that when seated in their living room facing the kitchen, he and Valana often glimpse a doe and her two fawns walking past the windows. For a nature lover like Mike, those daily deer sightings are a real thrill. When not hiking, skiing, or fly fishing, he can be found prowling galleries on Canyon Road, in search of nature paintings that remind him of the beauty of New Mexico: blooming chamisa, woodsy snowscapes, brilliant aspens. Robert Reynolds, Jim Jennings, and Jack Dunn—Acosta Strong Fine Art’s “Tres Pintores”—are among Mike’s favorite painters (and, now, friends); their work is represented well in the new house. “I’ve been collecting this art for years, with the dream of building a place in Santa Fe,” Mike explains. “The lighting in this house was planned to feature it. The art even drove the color of the plaster.” Indeed, the polished diamond finish of the pure white walls, coupled with carefully placed recessed light-

Natural light floods downward through wall washer skylights, illuminating the diamond finish plaster and paintings by Jim Jennings and Robert Reynolds, left and right of the sculptural fireplace respectively. The mantel is supported by repurposed corbels and inset with a strip of decorative woodwork, both antique pieces from Seret & Sons.

Below: Old Spanish–style double doors make an impressive entry off the courtyard. An ornate mirror found at an estate sale in Dallas opens up the space above a settee for a lovely, simple tableau.

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Above: Georgia, named after you-know-who, likes to nap in the cozy living room of her second home.

ing and abundant natural light via skylights, creates a soft internal glow that enhances each colorful work. Though Mike and Valana are, for the moment, still just part-time residents of Santa Fe, their New Mexico art, at least, has come home for good, arranged in among cherished pieces of furniture and décor that the couple has likewise collected over the years. “We like an eclectic mix and blend of styles, a balance of classic and modern elements—old and new, if you will,” explains Mike. “I was aiming for a style I called ‘transitional Pueblo.’ Old world, Spanish colonial, along the lines of Santa Fe history and Pueblo style, but with some modern finishes.” As an example, he points out the way that the impressive wooden double doors from Santa Fe Door, which set the tone for a classic Santa Fe experience upon entry, contrast with the white subway tile in the kitchen, which is a clean, contemporary departure from Talavera. Interior designer Tryon worked with Valana (long distance, via text and email) to place treasures she’d acquired at estate sales and consignment stores in Texas, and to purchase some of the living room furniture. “I think we both like a blend of clean lines and classic antiques,” says Tryon. “I love the fact that it’s a nice-sized smaller home, and it’s done very well.” So did judges in the 2017 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes, who appreciated the jewel box quality of the 2,009-square-foot residence, awarding Zachary & Sons Homes honors for Best Craftsmanship, Best Kitchen, and Best Design. The latter is probably the most gratifying for Mike, who was heavily involved in the design and planning of every square inch of his home. With few outdoor views to speak of, the focus was instead on choosing exquisite finishes, furnishings, and art to create interior spaces that are views in themselves. Perfect planning, down to the details.

Above: There’s no wasted space in the compact but ultra-functional kitchen. Sparkling white cabinetry by Santa Fe Custom Works, white subway tile, and open shelving enlarge the feel of the space. The hillside behind the wall reaches almost to the bottom of the clerestory windows, through which Mike and Valana often see a family of deer passing by.

Above: For the master bedroom, Valana had bedding and pillows custom made from Southwestern-style fabrics she found at an interior designer’s clearance sale.

Right: The master bath exemplifies the modern finishes the Fritchies wanted to mix into the classic Pueblo style of their home. A freestanding tub, white granite countertops, and large-format modern tile give the space a spa-like feel. december 2017 /january 2018

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Marshall elias photography

[on the market]

2037 Calle Lejano

10 Altazano Drive

333 Magdalena

Known as Casa La Luna, the original part of this historic estate was built in 1920s, with a new wing later added by Jordanian architect Meisa Batayneh. The living areas add up to a staggering 13,400 square feet including seven bedrooms and seven and one-half bathrooms. For those who love antiques, the Rookwood Ceramic Factory fireplaces will delight, while a crafted mosaic reproduction from a church in Mount Nebo, Jordan, adds international flair. If you enjoy an intersection of art and history, this home’s history and abundant artwork make it a must-see. Other outstanding features include an Olympic-length swimming pool, tennis court, giant sundial, and outdoor life-size chess game. From many areas around the property, the fabulous New Mexico sunsets and vistas are easy to enjoy with views of the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The special touch of award-winning builder Mike Fisher is evident all over this beautiful, historic remodel. The stunning 2,519-squarefoot condo, in an enclave with only three units, is located across from the Scottish Rite Center and close to both the Plaza and Canyon Road. With views of the city and the mountains, this residence affords privacy, with a lovely yard and two designated parking spaces. Inside, the light-filled home features plaster walls, carved doors, coved and split cedar ceilings, brick and wood floors, and unique extras such as nichos and skylights. The floor plan of this condo features a private office and a large upstairs deck off the dining room and kitchen, ready for entertaining guests. A shared basement with one other tenant is a bonus, providing lots of additional storage. The cherry on top of this wonderful unit is that there are no HOA fees; each owner is responsible for their own unit.

A two-story, old world–style masterpiece awaits you through an iron gate on the historic Eastside of Santa Fe. At just under 4,300 square feet and on approximately 1.17 acres, this home is a rare oasis only minutes from historic Canyon Road and the Plaza. With three bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a chef’s kitchen, home theater, and a 450-square-foot, light-filled sunroom, every room offers a gracious amount of space. Remarkable details abound, including intricately carved wooden doors and accents, traditional vigas, walnut floors, exquisite stonework, diamond plaster walls, and wrought ironwork, making this home an absolute showstopper. The kitchen is smartly appointed with double wall ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a large wine chiller: perfect for entertaining. Outdoors, the grand living spaces continue with two large patios, one with a kiva fireplace and one with a pergola, plus a beautiful pool, two hot tubs, an outdoor shower, lush landscaping, and views for miles.

List price: $995,000 Contact: Linda Murphy, 505-982-4466, Santa Fe Properties, lindamurphy.com

List price: $1.595 million Contact: Victoria Markley, 505-927-3229, Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebyshomes.com

List price: $4.9 million Contact: Darlene L. Streit, 505-920-8001, Sotheby’s International Realty, santaferealestateproperty.com

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Right: The Arable wedge salad brings apple and smoked pork belly to the mix.

Below: Warm potato salad, bourbon-glazed carrots, and a perfectly grilled pork chop make a hearty dinner for a winter evening.

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eclectic farm-to-table The Agora shopping center in the Eldorado neighborhood south of town has hosted a multitude of restaurants through the years. The newest tenant, Arable, opened this fall by the folks who brought us the popular Loyal Hound Pub. It is sure to enjoy a healthy run, due to the careful planning of a menu that celebrates the farm-to-table trend, with friendly, homey service and deliciously executed dishes. Arable offers diners a short but creative menu that allows for regular updating. Don’t miss the housemade tater tot poutine with its blanket of melted velvety cheese curd and zippy green chile gravy. The Arable salad features crispy planks of pork belly on a lettuce wedge with just the right amount of blue cheese—a lot. A locally sourced pork chop is sided with caramelized bourbon-glazed carrots, while the tender hanger steak is paired with perfectly al dente green beans, fresh from the garden and seared with garlic. Generous sandwiches, burgers, barbecued pork nachos, decadent desserts (butterscotch budino—yum), beer and wine, and much more round out the eclectic menu. “Arable” means capable of producing crops and suitable for farming; at this delightful new eatery, the scrumptious harvest is in. Long may she grow!—John Vollertsen Arable, 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Suite B6, arablesantafe.com december 2017 /january 2018

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The Bull Ring simpl y c las s ic In a New York Times feature section in late August, food journalists forecasted trends and fads that we might see in the fall season. Veteran foodie columnist Florence Fabricant chronicled the continued popularity of the steakhouse concept, saying “. . . the standard leather-bound, mahoganypaneled, cabernet-soaked model . . . has become a New York preoccupation in recent years.” She went on to report on the variety of new beef-centric eateries that will tempt diners this fall, each given a unique spin to reinvent the classic wedge salad/ribeye/ creamed spinach/loaded baked potato genre we already know and love. Greek, Turkish, Argentine, Japanese, and cooked-on-a-salt slab versions of the classic steak are joining the already crowded carnivore concept. Here in Santa Fe, the owners of longestablished The Bull Ring follow the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” method, as they continue to give locals and visitors just what they want, and have expected since 1971. On a crisp autumn night mid-week the place is already hopping when my guests and I arrive for an early dinner. One of my guests Below: The Bull Ring's shrimp cocktail makes a cool, refreshing starter.


Above: At The Bull Ring, it's all about the beef. They serve steaks as large as this one, weighing in at 40 ounces. Fresh broccoli and potatoes au gratin are among the available sides.



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Above: Escargots placed in mushroom caps and cooked with plenty of butter provide a classic start to the meal, as does a martini.

is a die-hard fan of the Ruth’s Chris Steak House chain, and is eager to see if our homegrown version can measure up. We have run into Chef James Campbell Caruso from nearby La Boca on our way and implore him to join us for a drink in the comfy dining room. Seated around a spacious banquette, we are served dirty martinis, tequila, and glasses of wine as we rehash the culinary gossip of the latest openings and closings. A simple vegetable and olive plate is delivered, testimony to the classic trend of the days of yore. After a quick chew of the proverbial fat, Chef James heads to his stove to dish out his wonderful tapas and we peruse the menu. Our server is knowledgeable and professional, attired in the requisite white shirt, black vest, and tie. He knows exactly when to appear and when to leave us to our own devices, a skill I have found some younger

staff in the restaurant business doesn’t quite understand. We’re all ready to eat, so I suggest we share some appetizers. The large menu offers the obligatory steakhouse dishes, as well a soup and stew fired with our local chiles, and some non-beef choices (but feel free to leave the vegetarians home tonight). Garlicky escargots, tucked into mushrooms caps, are my favorite of the starters. The snails are plump and tender, and their buttery bath makes for great sopping with the crusty bread from the oft-filled basket. Although a shrimp cocktail would be the obvious choice for Americana dining, a zippy mustard rémoulade is a tasty alternative with perfectly cooked fat shrimp. Eyeing the potatoes au gratin as an accompaniment for our steaks, we nibble on the massive house-fried onion rings now, before we get too full (hah!). In this environment, you’ve just got to do a wedge salad, and a Caesar too. Both are terrific renditions, without any off-script additions: just good solid versions. Portions are generous, so we three opt to share a gigantic 40-ounce porterhouse cut, appropriately listed as “suitable for sharing.” I recall that the porterhouse cut is a T-bone with both a tenderloin and strip steak hugging the middle bone; it’s the quintessential carnivore’s delight. Sizzling hot plates are delivered to each of us, which sets off a delicious splatter of juices when we carve off a slab from the big one. With two sides, including creamed spinach and a simple preparation of potatoes au gratin, this makes an ample meal despite the fact that we are three big eaters. I might suggest a bit more salt in the accompaniments, but as I look around the room I surmise that the chef just might be seasoning to suit his older crowd, so a quick dash on my part suits my personal preference. The wine list offers many pocket-friendly choices, as well as a more expensive group designed for connoisseurs of heavy hitters such as Silver Oak, Caymus, Opus One, etc. Our selection of the Stag’s Leap merlot paired so well with our porterhouse that it required a second bottle (unfinished!). We barely manage to finish our classic pecan pie à la mode (yum) and leave well supped and content. As to whether the Ruth’s Chris fan has been completely swayed, the vote is still out (but I think so). In a world that is changing way too fast, it’s nice to know some things are perfect just the way they are, and you can go home again.—JV The Bull Ring, 150 Washington, santafebullring.com

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1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 hotelsantafe.com/amaya 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. Enjoy our newly renovated open air dining room, with lovely garden views.

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge 113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef Edgar Beas fuses old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and Native heritage and are consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe, offering guests an intimate dining experience with a sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas, Social Hour Sunday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings. Patio open seasonally. Private dining available.

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Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-984-7915 HotelLoretto.com Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant​​ and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and​​ tourists alike. Enjoy foods from our​​Executive Chef​​Arturo Urreola. We invite you to dine and discover the flavors of Santa Fe. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 7 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. Brunch available on the weekends. Patio open seasonally.

Cafe Sonder 326 South Guadalupe, cafesonder.com Located in the Railyard, we pride ourselves in submitting to you a menu wherein food is prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven modern comfort food. 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

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“Red or green?” in New Mexico refers, of course, to our heralded chiles, but they’re also the traditional colors of one of many holidays Santa Feans will be celebrating this season. I love the fact that we are a multicultural community, much more diverse than what I experienced growing up in Rochester, New York. I remember being impatient with learning Spanish in high school—but how lucky I was! I now use it daily in my hospitality career. Our Spanish and Native histories make us a true City Different, with cultural influences that are evident our cuisine, our art, and our architecture. As Santa Fe dresses up for the season with festive luminarias and lighted trees on the Plaza, I like to think of it as getting ready for friends, family, and visitors; it’s like polishing our shoes, pressing our pants, and baking that special dish. It’s what we do best, and this winter there is a host of new eateries to visit as you celebrate the season. Take your Texas guests to Paloma and let owner Marja Martin entertain them with her unique blend of Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking in a buzzy and stylish setting. If your family and friends like to dance, the revamped El Farol really gets hopping in the evening—I describe the food and the atmosphere as our town’s most fun hangout. Are your out-of-towners foodies? Check out the new Maize restaurant, next to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and sample what might be described as “newNew-Mexican” cookery in a classy, modern setting. Add to that more than 200 other dining establishments here, and I guarantee your palate will be tickled well into 2018! Christmas will have a bittersweet taste this year for me, as my 97-year-old dad left the planet this past September. He lived a long and happy life, and had a quick and easy exit surrounded by family, inspiring us all and making us laugh right up to the end. As my siblings and I cleaned out his apartment and divided family mementos, I saved a rather worn but cherished angel that has adorned the Vollertsen Christmas tree for over 60 years. This year, she’ll top my tree in Santa Fe as a reminder of all the angels that continually bless our lives in this world, and the ones in the next. Happy holidays, whichever you celebrate, and I hope 2018 is delicious!—JV

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! Best Patio in SF! Open seven days a week: 11 am–11 pm during the week and to midnight on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday. 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 awardwinning 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. 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. Gabriel’s Restaurant 4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000, gabrielsofsantafe.com Located five minutes north of the Opera on US 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels “one of America’s top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories.” Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with spectacular mountain views. Inside, thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made at your table, renowned margaritas, handmade corn tortillas and seasonal dinner specials. Reservations recommended. New weekend brunch. Open daily 11:30–9:30 pm. 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 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. 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. Open Monday–Sunday from 11 am until close. Reservations are strongly suggested. Plaza Café 54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 santafeplazacafe.com The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic

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The Historic Taos Inn | 125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte | 575.758.2233 | 575.758.2233taosinn.com | | taosinn.com New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat! The Ranch House 2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com The mouthwatering aroma of smoky barbecue greets you at the door of The Ranch House, a southside restaurant with the feel of a historic Santa Fe hacienda—warm and inviting, sprawling yet cozy. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining, and pair a signature cocktail, like the smoked pineapple margarita or BBQ Bloody Mary, with Ranch House favorites like the brown butter salmon and of course our famous baby back ribs and barbecue. Also open for lunch, with daily specials, The Ranch House is proud to serve premium natural hormone/antibiotic-free Angus steaks sourced from Meyer Ranch in Montana, and we offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. Save room for one of our delicious, house-made desserts! Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm. Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com Winner of the 2016 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award! Rancho de Chimayó - Celebrating more than 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition,” Rancho de

Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Try our Carne Adovada - a Rancho specialty. Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (MayOct), Tues-Sun 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store. Santacafé 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. We are now on Open Table!

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December December 2 In Honor of Lou In celebration of composer Lou Harrison’s centennial, a concert of Harrison’s compositions for gamelan and a screening of a biographical film. $15–$25, 4–6 pm, form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe, formandconcept.center. December 2–3 Young Native Artists Winter Show and Sale Children and grandchildren of the artists who show under the portal. Free, 10 am–3 pm, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, nmhistorymuseum.org. December 8 Christmas at the Palace Music in the museum galleries, Santa and caroling in the courtyard. Free, donations of non-perishable food appreciated. 5:30–8 pm, Palace of the Governors, 105 W Palace, palaceofthegovernors.org. December 9 String of Lights: A Holiday Market Over 50 vendors selling unique handmade gifts. 5–9 pm, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, ahafestival.com. December 10 Las Posadas A re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter. Free, 5:30–7 pm, Plaza and Palace of the Governors, 105 W Palace, palaceofthegovernors.org. December 16–17 Winter Indian Market

150 vendors with pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. December 16, 9 am–5 pm; December 17, 10 am– 3 pm; $10–$15, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, swaia.org. December 17 Menorah lighting Celebrate Chanukah with music, food, and ceremony. Free, 3 pm, the Plaza, santafejewishcenter.com. December 24 Farolito walk Canyon Road and surrounding streets are lit with farolitos, luminarias, and electric Christmas lights. Free, dusk– 10 pm, Canyon Road, facebook.com/ SantaFeCanyonRoadFarolitoWalk. December 31 New Year’s Eve The City of Santa Fe hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration on the Plaza. Free, 9:30 pm–12:15 am, the Plaza, santafe.org/NYE.

January January 12 WinterBrew New Mexico Brewers Guild presents beer from 15 New Mexico breweries. $25, 5–9 pm, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, nmbeer.org. January 23 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo All-male ballet troupe that expertly skewers classical ballet. From the pointe shoes to the stage names, their parody is pitch-perfect. $36–$94, 7:30 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. January 27 Souper Bowl XXIV Thirty of the city’s restaurants send their finest soups for tasting and judging. $30–$35, 12–2:30 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, thefooddepot.org.

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