Santa Fe

  by Kim D. McHugh   My eyes are about eight inches from the edge of a rug with a colorful, Southwestern pattern. I’m specifically looking at six or eight tight rows of yarn, an indicator that it an excellent reproduction of a Navajo rug, but not truly Navajo. My tutorial is compliments

Story and photos by Kim D. McHugh I am leaning over a long, glass topped display case admiring four similar Native American bracelets. To my untrained eyes they look virtually identical, each appearing to be made using silver and turquoise. But to my surprise, I’m told by the proprietor of

  By Kim McHugh I’m standing next to a pedestal that anchors an Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer that towers over 20 feet. From the brick colored bandana shielding the face, to the bell-adorned waist belt, to the frilled skirt, to the moccasin boots, sculptor Craig Dan Goseyun captures the pride

By Kim D. McHugh Watching a Corn Dance at the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo near Santa Fe gives me a better understanding of why New Mexico has “Land of Enchantment” on its license plates. In a gathering of more than 200 tribal members, the Corn Dance is performed as a blessing

By Neil Wolkodoff Santa Fe is the ultimate confluence of culture, history, art, ideas, activities and culinary diversions all of which in some way had influence going 400 years back. While the old Santa Fe Trail started in 1821 and served as the impetus for the trade upsurge through the

by Kim McHugh As reported in an earlier post, skiers and snowboarders aren’t content any longer to just cruise down the trails on their mountain vacations. Indeed, many resort visitors find relaxing in a quiet room, getting a massage, enjoying a facial or experiencing a host of body therapies (think

  by Kim McHugh Photographs courtesy of the resorts Mountain Resort Spas Vanquish Stress (Part 1) For centuries spas and soothing mineral springs have been vanquishing the specters of ill health, fatigue and too many laps around the chariot track. These days slope weary skiers and snowboarders are checking into

Story & photos by Kim D. McHugh You know an eatery is good when the parking lot is jammed. Such is the case when we drive up to El Parasol in Española. A walk up “restaurant” not much bigger than a Tuff Shed, it got its start in 1958 when

By Kim D. McHugh I’m two bites into a Blake’s Lotaburger green chile cheeseburger and the experience is heavenly. Opened first in Albuquerque in 1952 by Blake Chanslor, the fast food emporium is a New Mexico institution. For the uninitiated, a green chile cheeseburger is comprised of a beef patty,

  What’s the Deal: The Inn on the Alameda is offering a three-night package to experience Santa Fe and experience Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan at the beautiful hilltop Museum of International Folk Art. Details: The three-night package ranges from $417 to $957, depending on number of people, room-type, and dates selected, and does