I was sick for our anniversary and for New Year's. I had cataract surgery on the 8th. Just really well enough to have it since the cold just would not leave. Then our son broke his kneecap. Not sure if surgery is needed or not. We will find out Thursday. So we ran away! I wish Santa Fe had had this much snow, the lack of precipitation is going to play havoc in the spring. But it was beautiful anyway!
Warning!! Picture heavy post.. so I'll leave the monologues out, ;-).
Regan thinking that he could hide in the suitcase. You know that white cats are invisible, right?
My favorite color on the portals.. Turquoise.
Saw this cute advent calendar in the store. A styrofoam ring covered in ribbon or red tape and then boxes hung by ribbons.
Love this jacket, the colors, the large collar, the mix of fabrics. Great inspiration for myself. Didn't buy this, but did find a blouse in guess which color? Turquoise, of course.
Went into Packards on the square. Had to look at some rugs. Not sure I want this much red in our living room but maybe under the dining table. Will have to photoshop it into a picture. Do you do that?
Packards has these gorgeous silver goblets that have a tinkling sound in their stem. I love the champagne flutes, but really love seeing the bubbles. Thinking water or wine instead.
And then there is the stunning placesetting! black and silver. just stunning.
If my son had tall ceilings in his apartment, this would be the perfect chandelier... guitars, music and cowboys!
There wasn't much snow at all. But the temps were cold, cold cold.. except in the afternoons when we strolled about in sweatshirts!
On to Cielo. Needed a few more glasses. And to admire their fabulous objets d'art for the table. Got to meet their buyer.. fantastic guy!
A close up of the wonderful runner on the table. Painted and beaded linen.
Why the fisheye was on on the camera, who knows. sorry.. don'tcha love the green napkin used under the placemat. Look at the flatware! Why does black, white and green always looks amazing?
From there on to the Swiss Bakery! Might I recommend their Apfel Strudel. The proprietress is from Wiesbaden, Germany. We did have a nice chat.. in German, too!
Thought this might be fun to do next Christmas or for any outdoor event.. Weave the lights through the stuff at the base of the plants/twigs, etc.
Things Finer is another one of my favorite haunts. Always love their windows. Apparently I'm not the only one as this time there were many waiting to snap a shot of the Haut Couture Pooch!
Came in for a bit of warmth and to change before dinner.
Then it was off to Ore House at Milagro.
Where they serve these delightful amuses-bouche while you are contemplating the menu.
I had the salmon and Mr. CJ had the steak.. both had us swooning!
This is their cute courtyard where it's fun to sit - in the summer!
Dinner and breakfast and a quick break at La Fonda. I guess we have been steady customers for 30 years. wow. This was a new one for us a Hornipolitan.. I'll share this beguiling recipe soon.
I do love just walking by the art that seems to be on almost every corner.
No turn around here? Really?
Poem. This cute little basket would make a great place to store almost anything. Easily made. But much faster to just buy!
As was this cute bunting in the window.
Next to Poem is this cute candy store!
Sorry, taken with my phone, yeah that was another treat.. the on button quit working.. getting a new one tomorrow.. which one?
On our way out of town..... can you believe this? I expected $4/gal!
Other places of interest:
We always eat at Cafe Pasqual's!
Browse the boots at Back at the Ranch.
Go into the Luchese flagship store on the Plaza.
Shop at the Chile Shop where she displays her own pottery designs,
add to the talavera collection at Guadalupano Imports,
Browse in Cowboys & Indians,
Visit the Indians selling their beautiful wares under the Portal,
Look for bargains at Ortega's.
Dine at Coyote Cafe, the Shed, La Fonda,
enter into bead heaven on Marcy street,
check out Overland Sheepskin Company,
hit a couple of resale/consigment shops,
the outlet mall (got some turquoise Le Creuset this trip),
Already planning to go back. April? August for sure....see you there!