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Monday, September 14, 2015

A sad note in Santa Fe

We just returned from another glorious weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I love this town. I'm sure it's because of the age and history of the city. Surely has nothing to do with exquisite food and shopping opportunities in every nook and cranny and at all fingertips! ;-)

a link to a previous post on Cielo: 

One of my favorite places to shop was Cielo.  Past tense is intentional. I was shocked, saddened, distraught, sent into a fit of despair. It's empty and their are location available signs on both Cielo shops. They didn't check with me!!! How could they??? Why? Why? Why? 

Their stock of Le Jacquard table linens was amazing. 

I could always go check out the Sferra napkin colors. They had the best gifts for the hard to shop for.

photo courtesy Le Jacquard Francais

Where am I going to get my Le Jacquard fix? They sent me down this road...  Any ideas? Jsut because they thought it was time to retire......

Do you remember this cute, cute Cafe Paris which had indoor dining in the winter and outdoor dining in the warmer months? It was our Saturday morning breakfast spot. They closed this portion down and then it went was primarily front and center on the corner of Burro Alley and West San Fransisco streets. 

Ah, imagine our disappointment when this place was also boarded up and for rent/available to buy!
I think we found a couple of places to try the next trip. We will see. But they did have the best croissants this side of the Atlantic.
 All because of something to do with their liquor license....


Miss Merry said...

Both places sound very fun and interesting for a girl's day out. It is very sad they are closed. I am always very upset when I discover my favorite places to visit, even once a year, have closed without my knowledge and consent. I hope you can find some new places to take their place.

Tricia said...

Oh, that is SO disappointing when a beloved shop or restaurant closes! I still miss the wonderful Dansk outlet in New Orleans' French Quarter, where I always spent WAY too much money and time. And don't get me started on restaurants! We are overdue for a trip to Santa Fe. Hmmm, we DO have an anniversary coming up. . .

Glad to see a post from you pop up in my Feedly!

Pat Cantwell said...

So~o~o sorry,dear friend!!!
I understand your disappointment.
Several vacations ago, the same thing took place on the main shopping street in Lebanon, Missouri. However, we have found a few new amazing shops for adventure in Ozark, MO. Still, it is a "sign of the times", I fear.
Glad you were able to 'scout out' a few new places for opportunities in the future!!!
Oh, dear one. . .how I've missed your tablescapes!!!

Dianne said...

Marlis! Thriled to see a post from you, albeit a sad one. I hate when anything I love is gone, from a shop, to make up, hair products, and friends. So glad to see you are still here! Dianne

Sarah said...

Marlis, I loved both of those as well. Cielo had been a fixture in Santa Fe. I'm so sad they have closed. Like you, I always found something there ~ beautiful linens and ceramics of the highest quality. What a shame that it is no more!

Scribbler said...

So glad to see you! But so sad to hear about the closings. We haven't been back for soon to be three years, not since we went out and stayed a month. I keep up with some of the happenings online, but didn't know about this. I am sure something else wonderful will pop up soon.


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