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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.
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.”
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.
Santa Fe has long been known as a hub of creativity, but last summer the three founders of Earthseed Black Arts Alliance, a new artist collective, decided something was missing: a way to bring together Black artists and creatives in Northern New Mexico. Earthseed answers that need.
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.
Along with many other Santa Fe nonprofits, the Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund was hit hard by the pandemic in early 2020. As the head of the Advisory Committee of the Artists’ Medical Fund, I became frustrated when we had to shut down our operations and end our 2020 plans.
Anyone who has visited the Andean region of Peru knows the spirit of this part of the world stays with you. Breathtaking mountains lined with terraced fields of crops reflect the balance between humans and nature that has been the way of life here for centuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.