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Category: Santa Fe

The Tequila Master and the Margarita

April 22, 2016

Santa Fe has had a long illustrious relationship with tequila. And the margarita. Since its origins as one of the key outposts along the Camino Real (the “King’s Highway” of Colonial times that stretched 1,200 miles from just north of … Continue reading


A Tale of Two Spanish Cities at Spring

April 15, 2016

I know both Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico very well. Right now spring is arriving in these mountain valley towns. Here, the beauty is so remarkable that, if you were an artist, you would be helplessly drawn … Continue reading


Joe and Mike’s Blog: Onward Spirit Soldiers

February 24, 2016

Pilgrimages are as old as most religions, tied together by and sharing a similar goal and a path to follow to get there.   And as defined, somewhat, by Eleanor Munro in her book On Glory Roads: A Pilgrim’s Book … Continue reading


How Time Slips Away in Santa Fe

December 17, 2015

The Inn on the Alameda stands poised to begin its 30th year of business in Santa Fe. During that time I have gone from my latter 30’s to my latter 60’s, and my son Michael has grown from 2 to … Continue reading


Dys(ney)Topia

November 23, 2015

We have just returned from a weeklong trip to the Greater Disney Entertainment Complex in central Florida having thoroughly “done Disney” and, no offense to Old Walt, it only made us appreciate the values and unique attractions of the Inn … Continue reading


Day of the Dead = Dia de los Muertos

October 24, 2015

This fascinating two-day celebration at the first of November is not only the oldest American ritual honoring the dead, but the most popular holiday in all of Mexico. The native peoples that inhabited Mexico before the Spanish conquest in 1521 … Continue reading


Good Growth of Santa Fe

October 11, 2015

The Inn on the Alameda and Santa Fe Builders Supply Company ( Sanbusco ), an 1882 builders supply company at the northern terminus of the AT&SF Railyard, are two unlikely twins. Certainly not identical twins, but both properties were created from old structures … Continue reading


Long History of Great Food in Santa Fe

September 13, 2015

Santa Fe is a hybrid culture, a unique blend where the parts make up a greater whole. The traditions and foodstuffs of the pre-Columbian peoples, the stylistic influence of the Hispanic culture (both recent and hundreds of years old) and … Continue reading


Hunters + Gatherers

March 11, 2015

There is a building in downtown Santa Fe that houses a world class collection of contemporary art, a building that is itself an example of the cultural synthesis that defines Santa Fe style and New Mexico culture: The New Mexico … Continue reading


How the West Was Fed: A Tale of Fred Harvey and His Girls

February 24, 2015

Will Rogers described Fred Harvey as the man that “kept the West in food…and wives.” Fred Harvey pioneered many of the innovative approaches to food service, hospitality, and of the Southwest style in both jewelry and architecture. As a young … Continue reading


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