Turquoise + silver + desert + spanish-style everything = my heaven. Therefore, i LOVED Santa Fe. So my style with the white buildings and clay-tiled roofs. Yes plz.
Last time I was in NM was for a soccer tournament in Albuquerque a long time ago (2006ish ?). I still wear a silver/turquoise handmade ring that I bought from one of their flea markets to. this. day. I love it so much. Must be the sentimental aspect/me missing soccer that is playing a part in my obsession with this teeny piece of jewelry.
Where we stayed: La Alameda Inn (HIGHLY recommend). Loved the vibe and architecture of this boutique hotel. Completely epitomized Santa Fe without trying too hard.
What we ate: For dinner the first night, we ate at Mucho Gusto, right around the corner from the Hotel. Amazzzing Mexican food. The next morning we grabbed breakfast/lunch at The Modern General. I would check it out just to see the space alone. It’s literally a modernized general store with a kitchen, garden, and home section. Such a cute idea.
What we did: Walked around the main square at sunset with all the touristy stuff. And after being hunted down by various store clerks (as they all sold pretty much the same things), I landed on purchasing a (surprise surprise) silver/turquoise handmade ring from one of the local sidewalk vendors. I guess i have to make it a tradition now of buying a new piece of silver jewelry every time i’m back in NM!