December 2020 / January 2021
As the Santa Fean continues to find its voice, I continue to listen to the voices of community members. I am thrilled to be a part of this community and to have the Santa Fean as a platform that celebrates Northern New Mexico. In the first two issues, we have recognized and honored our community’s resilience and gratitude. Now it’s time to celebrate Northern New Mexico’s winter gifts and to look the year ahead. Relaunching the Santa Fean has been both challenging and satisfying, and my team and I are excited about the possibilities that await us in 2021.
The articles in this issue remind us how much Northern New Mexico has to offer during this beautiful, snowy time of year. What could be better than cuddling up with a new canine or feline addition to the family? If you’re considering adopting a “fur baby”, you’ll enjoy reading Who is Rescuing Whom? and ¡Qué Santa Fe! Matteucci Galleries and the Art of the Dog. In Then and Now: The People’s House, you can stay warm while you time-travel and learn the history of the Governor’s Mansion. Or if you prefer to be outdoors, read about how you can enjoy our spectacular snowscape in If the (Snow) Shoe Fits: A Sport for All Ages and Connect with Nature in Taos.
More gifts: In the Lifestyle section, learn about handmade coats from Taos, the perfect boots to complete your winter look and a local store that features luxe, cozy cashmere items. Because the holiday season is approaching, we have included a Canyon Road holiday gift guide for art lovers, Flavor of the Town: Exploring the Santa Fe Chocolate Trail for chocolate lovers, Santa Fe-Style Sweet Treats for readers with a sweet tooth, and a feature on a beloved restaurant viewed by many as the city’s watering hole. In Arts & Culture we present an article about a cornerstone of our city’s vibrant arts scene that’s now bringing the gift of first-rate musical performances directly into our homes. Read about three artists who exemplify skill, gratitude and pride. Finally, if you want to give yourself the gift of less stress and better health, read functional nutrition and lifestyle practitioner Molly Brennand’s Small Steps, Big Results.
I look forward to sharing these Northern New Mexico winter gifts with you, our readers and subscribers. I wish each of you a joyful, safe holiday season. I’m excited for us to start a new year together and to continue the adventure.
Owner–Publisher, the Santa Fean
The City Different Publishing LLC
Kelly grew up in Western Pennsylvania. She has a BS in environmental science and a Master in Resource Law (MRLS). For nearly two decades, she lived in the West before she and her husband moved to Santa Fe, his hometown. She is delighted they can raise their two daughters in a multicultural city with extended family nearby. Descended from a long line of small-business owners, Kelly is enthusiastic about contributing to and building community.