Outside Nathalie's on Canyon Road
With more than 100 art galleries, Canyon Road probably has the prettiest holiday decorations of anywhere in Santa Fe. It’s great to drive up on a quiet night. The newly formed Canyon Road Gallery Association is organizing a holiday celebration with Canyon Road galleries staying open late this weekend Dec. 17-18 and again on Dec. 21-22, for holiday shopping, farolitos, bonfires, and hot chocolate.
Patricia Carlisle Fine Art on Canyon Road
It was tempting to stay home today with two inches of snow slowly amassing on the tree branches outside my windows, but I had a lunch date at Bagelmania, which has been taken over by New York Deli. It’s now not only serving deli fare, but also lattes, a Chinese chicken salad, and fabulous Chocolate Maven chips from local Gemini Farm-grown vegetables like plantains, parsnips, leeks, and beets. Even though it snowed all day, folks were hustling and bustling in and out of there.
Back at home, I found a great source for home-delivered firewood in Santa Fe—leave me a blog comment if you’d like his name! Nothing like a wood-burning fire for peaceful companionship on a winter’s night.
Above: My mustang Ryo in Tesuque, NM. Our barn owner in Malibu described him as Ghandi-esque because Ryo didn't fight for the best feed bin like the other horses. When Ryo died in Tesuque, I turned on my car radio to hear John Lennon singing "Imagine"... that was Ryo "living life in peace."
PHOTOS BY WOLF SCHNEIDER