Contemporary Native Art

Pathfinding

Eric-Paul Riege wearing jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh 1, jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh 2, and his performance regalia. Native American artists forge a contemporary scene in the heart of traditional art country. Story by Ashley M. Biggers Photography by Riley Russill Jerry Brown lives in clay country. His home sits 45 minutes outside Gallup, the nearest town of any size. During summer monsoons or winter snowstorms, the …

Taos Instagram

Picture Perfect

San Francisco de Asís church.Photograph by Jessica WarnerTaos’ one-of-a-kind destinations are worth sharing. Grab the best shots with tips from fellow travelers — and tag #GuestLifeNewMexico for a chance to be featured here. San Francisco de Asís church  This church in Ranchos de Taos is one of the most photographed destinations in the state. “This mission church in Ranchos de …

New Mexico State Map

Lay Of The Land – New Mexico

DID YOU KNOW …• New Mexico became the 47th state when it joined the Union on Jan. 6, 1912. • Santa Fe is the nation’s highest state capital, at 7,000 feet above sea level. • New Mexico is 121,589 square miles, making it the fifth-largest state. • There are approximately 2.08 million people living in New Mexico, which comes out …

Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Photo courtesy Getty ImagesBookended by the Low-and-slow Río Grande and Granite Sandía Mountain Cliffs, Modern-day Albuquerque is Home to Creatives and Scientists in Equal Measure. Spanish Settlers Founded the Duke City in 1706. Today, It’s Known for Its Food Scene, Nightlife, and Easy-to-access Outdoor Recreation. High And Mighty On The Horizon Sawmill Reborn DON’T MISS Sandia Peak Tramway This aerial …

News Mexico Hikes

Enchanting Hikes

Sitting Bull Spring Trail.Photograph by Dennis McElveen.From scenic jaunts to epic journeys, discover the best treks in Southern New Mexico. By Jim O’Donnell Above the cool cascade of Sitting Bull Falls, my son peered through a craggy stand of willow and cottonwood. He spied a filament of blue cutting a path through a green, grassy meadow jeweled with white, yellow, …

Santa Fe Opera

The Right Notes

Robert K. Meya.Photography by Gabriella MarksSanta Fe Opera director Robert K. Meya continues the company’s tradition of making the art form accessible to all. By Nancy Zimmerman Robert K. Meya is only the fourth director in the Santa Fe Opera’s 64-year-long history, and his love of opera stretches back before the Connecticut native could form words. Meya’s grandmother, a trained …

Margaritas

The Marvelous Margarita

Margaritas.Photography by Getty Images.Santa Fe’s signature cocktail stands out from the crowd. By Ashley M. Biggers Natalie Bovis, aka The Liquid Muse (theliquidmuse.com), knows a thing or two about margaritas. She teaches cocktail classes, consults, and founded the NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival. She says the beginnings of Santa Fe’s must-order drink are murky. It’s been linked to a …

DIY Art

DIY Art

Bullseye Resource Center.Photo Courtesy Bullseye Resource Center.Santa Fe and Taos workshops invite inspired visitors to express themselves. By Ashley M. Biggers Santa Fe and Taos’ respective histories as art colonies date back to the early 20th century. The success of Los Cincos Pintores and the Taos Society of Artists drew artists to the northern New Mexico towns, which have cultivated …

New Mexico Breweries

Hop to It

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.Five newcomers are defining New Mexico beer’s identity. By Michael Dax Photography by Riley Russill With more than 85 breweries serving a little more than two million people, New Mexico ranks 10th for breweries per capita. More breweries open in the state every month. Here are a handful of breweries helping New Mexico beer develop its …

Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photography by Getty ImagesAdobe. Red Chile. World-class Museums. Cultural Festivals. These Are Just A Few Hallmarks Of New Mexico’s Capital City. From Shopping For Native Art Around A 400-year-old Plaza To Experiencing An Open-air Performance At The World-renowned Santa Fe Opera, The City Different Has A Vibe All Its Own. The Marvelous Margarita The Right Notes Spa Meditations DON’T MISS …