Shopping in Santa Fe

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In addition to the incredible food and breathtaking scenery, one notable aspect of our trip to Santa Fe was the shopping so I thought I would devote the final Santa Fe blog entry to sharing the purchases we made during our tour of The City Different.

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My first purchase of the trip, which I made on the very first day, was this statement necklace made from vintage brass beads that I found at Blessings in the De Vargas Center.

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And while we were at the De Vargas Center, we visited Traveler’s Market, where I found this phenomenal straw & leather zebra bag, which I proceeded to use for the entirety of our time in Santa Fe.

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Another successful shopping excursion was our visit to Double Take, where we brought home a vintage piece of framed artwork, a set of ceramic soy sauce dishes, a couple of records (Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Lou Rawls’ Naturally)

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As well as this vintage necklace that I am completely in love with

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And what would a trip to Santa Fe be without a turquoise purchase? With the amount of turquoise available for sale in Santa Fe, I was expecting to find some great deals, but instead was quite surprised to find that it was not less expensive. (The same can be said for vintage tooled leather handbags). I was, however, able to find this lovely (and reasonably priced!) delicate turquoise bracelet on our final day.

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We could not resist bringing home a couple of records from The Good Stuff, our favorite coffee & record shop, which I first mentioned here.

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Finally, we wanted to bring something home for Elvis and we thankfully we found these amazing dog cookies from Teca Tu.

Santa Fe Snapshots

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1, 2 & 3. Quintessential shots of Santa Fe’s landscape 4. Our first meal after arriving in Santa Fe was at Shake Foundation 5. We stayed at the Inn At Vanessie, where we had a very spacious room with great architectural details 6. A snapshot from the Colors of the Southwest exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art 7. A portrait from the Palace of the Governors 8. Outside The Plaza Cafe 9 &10. One of our favorite places to eat was Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill, an unassuming counter-serve spot serving Baja-style Mexican eats. Honestly I think it was the best guacamole and fish tacos I have ever had. 11 & 12. Santa Fe blooms

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13. The iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto 14 & 15. When we saw there was a doughnut shop in Santa Fe, we knew we had to pay Whoo’s Donuts and ending walking out with a box, which included blue corn blueberry lavender (on the left), red chile maple bacon bit, green chile apple fritter, cherry coconut, dolce de leche with sea salt, blue corn maple bacon & blue corn strawberry jalapeño 16. A painting at The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 17. We had a delicious lunch at El Chile Toreado 18. It’s not a true getaway unless I get a frozen dairy treat of some sort and this trip was no exception with some Earl Grey gelato from ECCO Espresso & Gelato 19. In addition to great Mexican food, Santa Fe had some delicious BBQ 20. Painting at a gallery on Canyon Road 21. We saw Mad Max: Fury Road (which is SO awesome) at the Jean Cocteau Cinema and it was honestly one of my best cinematic experiences ever (and that’s really saying something) 22. Shopping in Old Santa Fe 23. On our layover in Denver during our return trip, we got iced teas from Caribou Coffee, which has really great, whimsical packaging 24. A sendoff snapshot of Santa Fe Depot

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is dedicated to the life, art and legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and is the largest single repository of O’Keeffe’s work in the world. The Museum’s collection of over 3,000 works comprises 1,149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculptures that date from 1901 to 1984. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of these works, as well as special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries.

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New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

During our trip to Santa Fe we visited the New Mexico Museum of Art, the oldest art museum in the state and one of four state-run museums in Santa Fe. The museum, which I definitely recommend visiting, collects and presents modern and contemporary art from New Mexico and the Southwest, and provides a quintessential Santa Fe art experience.

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Santa Fe, Part II

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200th Coast Artillery Marker and Eternal Flame

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Probably our favorite museum that we visited in Santa Fe was the Museum of International Folk Art, which houses an overwhelming amount of folk art & artifacts from over 100 countries. All of the folk art & artifacts in their permanent collection is encased in vitrines so it made it very difficult to take any pictures; however, I was able to take a few photos that managed to come out okay (above).

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Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, a church built between 1776 and 1796, is believed to be the oldest shrine in the United States honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico

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Outside Double Take, Santa Fe’s best consignment store

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Santa Fe Plaza

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Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (above) and Loretto Chapel (below)

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The Good Stuff was definitely one of our favorite places that we visited while in Santa Fe and fortunately for us, was about a block away from our hotel. It’s a café that in addition to delicious coffee, has a great collection of vinyl for sale, as well as books, t-shirts & sunglasses.

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This building, once the home of the Santa Fe Public Library, now houses the Fray Angelico Chavez library, the research library and photo archives for the New Mexico History Museum.

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