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One-of-a-kind knives handcrafted by Santa Fe Stoneworks.

If it can fit onto a knife handle, William Wirtel knows about it. Not only does he know about it, but he’s probably searched for it, tracked it down, dug it up, cut it, studied it and used it for the handle of one the knives he sells through his business, Santa Fe Stoneworks.

February 25, 2021
The Firebird specializes in water-conserving irrigation systems

The moment for David Rentfrow came when he was hiking with his then twenty-year-old son, Sage, on Tesuque Peak. His son, who had planned to go to college in Missouri, turned to the west, looked at the sun coming down over the Jemez Mountains and said, “Dad, I’m moving here.”

February 25, 2021
Piñon nuts and coffee beans

Chile may be New Mexico’s most famous culinary ingredient, but the prized piñon takes a close second. This cherished pine nut may be small, but it’s packed with big, buttery sweetness.

February 25, 2021
Diablo Canyon Recreation Area in New Mexico

Under a Delft-like blue sky dotted with a few cotton-ball clouds, my husband Paul and I turned onto Old Buckman Road and immersed ourselves in the unexpectedly rich, complex history that lingered around us.

February 22, 2021
Spanish-Pueblo Revival aka Santa Fe style homes

Santa Fe’s cityscape is not utterly unique because of its mix of old and new buildings. But it is unusual to see centuries-old adobes side-by-side with brand-new adobe-style buildings that look quite the same.

February 19, 2021
Tin Heart by Andrea Soorikian

Santa Fe’s cultural and historical influences from around the world are on display throughout the city in shop windows, art galleries and homes. Among these diverse artifacts, milagros and tin hearts are common, especially during the winter holiday season.

February 19, 2021
A strand of turquoise

Turquoise, from the Old French turquoise, meaning “Turkish (stone),” is perhaps the oldest stone in our long history of adorning ourselves with treasures from the earth. Worn by kings, pharaohs, shamans and warriors, it is a stone of protection.

February 19, 2021
A majestic Sandhill crane in flight near Bosque del Apache.

Amy Gross began bird watching five years ago when she was looking for a new hobby. “I had specific criteria,” she says. “It had to be outdoors, low impact, not [cost] a lot of money and be something I could enjoy right away, even if I wasn’t an expert.”

February 18, 2021
Ayla Bystom-Williams, HoneyMoon Brewery Founder and CEO

What do you get when you put two enthusiastic homebrewers together with scientists from one of the world’s best-known laboratories? If you answered HoneyMoon Brewery’s pioneering hard kombucha, then you’ve likely tasted this adult beverage that blends beer and kombucha.

February 18, 2021