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Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City of Turquoise is A Burgeoning Haven For Art Lovers

I am no novice to Santa Fe. Over the years I’ve visited multiple times, yet I remain impressed at its lists of notable residents. Long ago my attendance at Sunday mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi revealed an usher best known as ‘60s actor and heartthrob Tab Hunter. On my most recent visit, I was treated to an intimate, tented and chandelier-adorned tailgate dinner preceding a performance of the Santa Fe Opera. The crowning jewel of this crystal-stemware, sterling-silver type affair was its tableside preparation by James Beard award-winner Todd Hall, executive chef of Julia, La Posada’s signature restaurant. 

Not every trip to New Mexico’s capital city is punctuated by star sightings, but any visit can mean mornings with Native American artisans selling their wares, afternoons spent gallery hopping along Canyon Road and evenings enjoyed over meals in James Beard-recognized restaurants. Santa Fe is a don-your-turquoise-and-silver and kick-around-in-your-cowboy-boots kind of town. It is both sophisticated and laid-back. It’s these distinguished attributes that provide countless reasons to visit.

Cynthia Dial

Cynthia Dial is an admitted travel writing addict, and shares that she pinches herself each time she steps onto the promenade deck of a cruise ship, boards a train or settles into a plane seat to go to work. She's taken a city tour of Melbourne, Australia, from the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hiked the Austrian Alps and learned to surf in Waikiki -- all for a good story. A special corres...(Read More)

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