There are so many things I love about Santa Fe, from the beautiful landscape to the delicious food. Whenever we go shopping on the plaza, we always eat at The Burrito Company. Good stuff!
A few random pics from the plaza.
I also love all the street vendors selling their goods around the plaza. I've gotten some really beautiful jewelry both from the street vendors and from jewelry galleries on the plaza.
Aside from the jewelry, many local artists sell their art on the square. One of my very favorite local artists is Patricia Wyatt. Everytime we visit Santa Fe, I buy one of her prints. I really want one of the framed giclees but they are quite expensive so for now I would just have to settle for the hand colored prints.
These are a couple of the prints that I already own.
These are the prints I'm hoping to add to my collection soon!
Albuquerque is not far from Santa Fe and is where we usually stay when we visit. Last year, we stayed at the Hyatt in Albuquerque Uptown. Wow, talk about some good shopping! With stores like Anthropologie, Ann Taylor Loft, MAC, and Gymboree (hey, I'm a mom), I was in heaven! But the hubs wasn't so much after my shopping spree. If you visit, I highly recommend staying nearby.
Albuquerque also has a great little aquarium and botanical gardens that I love.
Some pics from the botanical gardens.
Moray eel. Aren't they creepy?
So this is what I've been dreaming of. With student teaching in full force, lesson to plan, kids to tend to, and a 4 foot tall pile of laundry, I really need a break soon. Hopefully it will be in New Mexico!