New Mexico Museum of Art

While I was out for First Friday, I decided to pop into the New Mexico Museum of Art. (Currently, admission is free on Fridays from 5-8 pm.) The Southwest Sampler exhibition was on display as I walked into the first floor gallery.  The Sampler showcased work created in New Mexico by Taos Society Artists, Santa … More New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico History Museum

DE.PRESS.ING. Yikes! I knew that New Mexico had quite a history, riddled with wars and bloodshed, but seeing it all condensed into one seemingly never-ending display was very disturbing. I’m not much of a history buff, but I thought I’d finally stop in here during my First Friday excursion. Once again, the admission was free … More New Mexico History Museum

La Fonda on the Plaza

The historic La Fonda Hotel has several different restaurants to choose from, including a morning coffee bar. But this night, my friends and I were out bar hopping during happy hour, and at some point we ended up at La Fiesta Lounge. It was a lively and somewhat crowded atmosphere, but it was nice inside … More La Fonda on the Plaza

Riverbend Hot Springs

One of my friends mentioned this place to me, so I booked a stay here as part of my overnight ‘Soak and Sands Getaway’. Truth or Consequences is about 3 hours from Santa Fe, and it was a really gorgeous scenic drive. New Mexico always surprises me — I didn’t expect it to get greener … More Riverbend Hot Springs

Tesuque Village Market

I love this place. There isn’t much to do in Tesuque, as far as I could ever tell, so this bar & grill is like a gem in the middle of an otherwise sleepy little New Mexican town. (At least I think it’s the middle of town…) The Tesuque Village Market has a kind of … More Tesuque Village Market