Loretto Chapel

As my time is winding down here in New Mexico, I’m trying to fit in every tourist-y thing that I haven’t seen yet. The mysterious Loretto Chapel Staircase, located near the Santa Fe Plaza, was on this list. Legend says that an obscure (and some say unpaid) carpenter built this magnificent structure for the sisters … More Loretto Chapel

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


This place was brought to my attention by a friend of mine. It’s right next to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and there’s parking in the back. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to meet up, this is it. Georgia has a Happy Hour every day of the week from 4-6 pm, so forget about … More Georgia

Il Vicino

From the first time I walked into Il Vicino (right off the Plaza in Santa Fe), I was in love. Their courtyard seating area in the back reminded me of the open air dining places in San Miguel de Allende. And Il Vicino serves GLUTEN FREE PIZZA… Yay! Unlike most places in downtown Santa Fe, … More Il Vicino

Meow Wolf

There was a lot of hype surrounding the grand opening of Meow Wolf & the House of Eternal Return. So, Sophia and I decided to go check out this major artist collab on opening weekend. Meow Wolf is described as “a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit…with fictional worlds … More Meow Wolf