Travel Guide: New Mexico

Summer is around the corner which means so is vacation season! Today we’re sharing a travel guide for the Santa Fe area! Stephanie was lucky to recently spend a few weeks in the Land of Enchantment and today we share her favorites along with places that good friends recommended during her stay.

 

Georgia O'keeffe home and studio

Georgia O'Keeffe’s home and studio.

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Inspired by Japanese onsen retreats, when entering Ten Thousand Waves you may forget that you’re in the American Southwest. The spa and hotel has both public and private hot tubs, massage treatments and an amazing restaurant, Izanami.
 
Located about an hour north of Santa Fe is Georgia O'Keeffe's home and studio. Take in the incredible landscape and home that fueled the painter’s work. Plan ahead, as tickets for the tours sell out fast.
 
A 25-mile trail network for hikers and bicyclists alike in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This incredible trail system is accessible from downtown Santa Fe and is the fastest way to get from the sidewalks of the town into the mountains! Via Dale Ball Trails you can access Pichaco Peak and Atalaya Mountain.

 

 

Pichaco Peak

The view from Pichaco Peak

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Home to four museums including The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The International Folk Art Museum, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. In July Museum Hill is also home to the International Folk Art Market, we’d love to come back during this time to visit this amazing event. Also, there’s a great spot for lunch here, Museum Cafe!
 
After visiting O’Keeffe’s home you can now view her paintings and learn even more about her life and work. If you visit on the weekend be sure to have lunch at Santarepa Cafe right next door!
 
The historic, walkable city center is a great place to begin your exploration. Make sure to walk on the perimeter streets too, there are even more shops and galleries!
 
In the Railyard on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm you’ll find a sprawling market with fresh veggies, fruits and nursery plants grown in New Mexico. Shop for chilies, apothecary and more!
 
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Coral & Tusk pillows at Array Home

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Array Home

Located in the Railyard & Guadalupe corridor, Array Home carries Coral & Tusk along with other artisanal treasures including candles, soaps, ceramics and more.

Elyse Allen Textiles

Check out Elyse Allen’s exquisite knitwear collection! Her studio is located in a community of artists and designers. 

Shiprock

A gallery located on the Plaza that has an incredible collection of both historic and contemporary Navajo rugs and blankets, Native American jewelry and Pueblo pottery. 

Goler

A must if you're in the market for a pair of beautiful shoes. 

La Boheme

A boutique that carries ethically sourced and handmade clothing and jewelry. On Canyon Road where you can find more little stores to shop.

 

La Reina at El Rey Court

La Reina at El Rey Court

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Dolina

Santa Fe has no shortage of delicious food! Go to Dolina for breakfast and pastries. 

Tune Up

A  casual spot for all meals. Stephanie recommends the El Salvador Combo Plate. 

La Reina at El Rey Court

A beautifully designed hotel bar and restaurant with live music and wood fired pizza. 

Geronimo   

The best, quintessential Santa Fe restaurant in town!

Los Poblanos

If you fly into Albuquerque, be sure to stop at Los Poblanos on the way to Santa Fe. The historic inn and organic farm is home to Campo where they serve brunch and dinner. You can also swing by the Farm Shop.

 

STAY

There are many beautiful Airbnb rentals in the area but if we went back we would book a room at Houses of the Moon at Ten Thousand Waves or El Rey Court!

 

 

Tsankawi, Land of Pueblos and Tigue people

Tsankawi, Land of Pueblos and Tigue people

 

DAY TRIPS

Santa Fe is a great homebase for day trips! From hiking to hot springs here are a few of our favorites. 

 

Tsankawi at Bandelier National Park

Located on the Land of Pueblos and Tigue people, Bandelier National park has cave dwellings and petroglyphs. Spend a day hiking here and immersing yourself in history and nature. 

Valles Caldera

An incredible crate that measures 13 miles across in the Jemez Mountains. A beautiful spot to hike.

 

Taos

Visit hot springs and the Rio Grande gorge in Taos. Manzanita Market is a great place for lunch. If you decide to stay overnight in Taos, check out an Earthship! These are homes that are constructed with repurposed materials or materials naturally found in the area where the Earthship is built. They also use renewable resources like solar and wind energy, and collect rainwater.

 

 

High Road to Taos

Take the highway to Taos and then come back down the "high road" to Santa Fe. This route will take your through the valley and the landscape is gorgeous. Stop at the little towns on your way including Penasco and eat at Sugar Nymphs.

Truchas is another great stop on the High Road where you can shop at Eight Million Gods where you will find a slew of treasures including Surprise Balls by @koreanlemons

Last, do not miss the little church at Chimayo! Rancho De Chimayo is an incredible lunch spot.  

 

 



 

Five Favorite Things | May 2022

It's the May edition of our regular series where we share what we're doing, seeing, making, listening to and where we're donating this month. Read on for links and our recommendation round-up!

 

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Applications are open for the  Wyoming Arts Council Native Arts Fellowship! The Native Art Fellowship is a $3,000 unrestricted award of merit, based on the artist’s portfolio, honoring the work of Native artists based within Wyoming. Two fellowships will be awarded along with honorable mentions. 
 
Learn more and apply here, and share!

As part of our Reconciliation efforts we donated $5,000 in 2021 to fund The Native Art Fellowship with the Wyoming Arts Council and will continue to contribute $1,000 to the fund every year through 2027 or until our Navy Quill design is retired.

 

Assembly Line NYC Design Week
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We visited Assembly Line, the store by Interior Design Studio General Assembly during New York City’s Design Week. We saw amazing vases and drinkware by our favorite glass artisan Sophie Lou Jacobson, as well as the gorgeous new collection from Clè tiles with the fun, textile inspired “Granny Squares” design.


Also on display at Roll & Hill during Design Week are Stephanie’s large scale textile pieces, Great Grey Owl and Roseate Spoonbill. Catch them there while they’re up!

 

Hello, Molly! A Memoir
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We loved listening to Molly Shanon on a recent episode of Fresh Air. A phenomenal listen, Molly is truly a breath of fresh air. We can’t wait to read her new memoir Hello, Molly! A Memoir

 

DIY Candles

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Collect and save your beeswax candle scraps! Beeswax can be recycled and reused, from making fresh candles to your own crayons there are so many different ways to reuse that wax! 

To make a candle from beeswax scraps, first collect your beeswax (the candle pictured above has two years worth of scraps!) Then, use a double boiler to melt down the wax. Choose a container, we used a recycled sake cup, and heat the container up before pouring in the melted beeswax. For this candle we used butcher's twine and a metal grommet to anchor the twine which is then tied to a chopstick. Then pour in the melted wax and let it cool.

You can also donate the wax to candlemakers through The Beeswax Exchange or The Beeswax Recycling Program

 

Abortion = Liberty

Image via The Meteor

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In light of the recent leaked SCOTUS draft opinion written by Justice Alito, which argues for overturning Roe v. Wade, we’re supporting local abortion funds and donating to organizations fighting for unrestricted abortion access in our country. A country that does not have guaranteed paid parental leave, lacks universal healthcare and universal childcare, has a frightening maternal mortality rate, and is currently in the midst of an infant hunger crisis

 

Here are a few of the organizations we’ve contributed to along with articles we’ve found informative and interesting.

 

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Abortion Care Network

Independent abortion providers care for the majority of people seeking abortion care in the United States – often serving individuals and families with the fewest resources and in the most rural parts of our nation.

Founded in 2008, Abortion Care Network (ACN) is the national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. They work to ensure the rights of all people to experience respectful, dignified abortion care.

Support ACN to keep independent clinics open, funded and providing essential healthcare.

 

The Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who ensure reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights for the dignity, equality, health, and well-being of every person.

Abortion is still legal in the United States. What if Roe Fell? is a project that maps out which states have trigger bans that will take effect when Roe is overturned. People seeking abortions in these states will need access to what should be safe and necessary healthcare. It is important to know where your own state stands, likely next steps, and researching organizations to support in states with trigger bans.

 

Local Abortion Funds

The National Network of Abortion Funds has a map of local abortion funds contribute to your local fund or adopt a fund in a state that is less hospitable to abortion.

“Abortion funds are the experts in overcoming obstacles people face when getting their abortions. But they can’t do it without you. In FY 20, member abortion funds received 81,692 requests for assistance and were able to support 44,880 callers. With your support, abortion funds can make it possible for more people to get their abortions.” - The National Network of Abortion Funds

 

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To Be Pro-Choice, You Must Have the Privilege of Having Choice

“People seeking abortions in America must consider: Do I have the money? How far is the nearest clinic, and can I get there? Can I take off work? Will I be safe walking into the clinic? For more privileged people, these questions are rarely a deterrent. But for many women of color and poor people, they are major obstacles. That’s how white supremacy works.” - Monica Simpson, the New York Times

 

Why There Are No Women in the Constitution

The Devastating Economic Impacts of an Abortion Ban

 

What’s Missing From the Drafted Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

“When Roe was decided, a married woman in the United States needed her husband’s permission to get a credit card, something that did not change until 1974. No state outlawed marital rape until 1975. No man was found liable for sexual harassment until 1977. Pregnancy was a fireable offense until 1978.” - Jessica Winter, the New Yorker