To say that Santa Fe is colorful would be putting it mildly.
They call it the “Land of Enchantment” you know.
One of the best ways to get a feel for Santa Fe is to take a drive.
We love to take a slow easy drive through the soft-brown foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains 10 miles north of Santa Fe to the quaint village of Tesuque.
Tucked quietly away behind low adobe and stick walls under the shade of cottonwood trees you’ll catch a glimpse of beautiful old compounds. Sitting high on the mountain ridges you’ll find stunning estate properties featuring traditional Santa Fe architecture and sweeping views.
Initially Tesuque drew in artists because of it’s affordability and beautiful setting. Later, the more affluent caught on to its “back to nature” appeal and began to seek out its peaceful environment.
Today it’s home to famous artists & local families & celebrities & civic leaders like Ali MacGraw.
It’s also home to the world famous
“Think chic general store with a hipster aesthetic” TVM
It’s a good spot to pick up provisions if you live in the surrounding hills - or do as we did, have a wonderful long lunch and keep an eye out for Ali.
Oh, I’ve only mentioned Ali MacGraw on my blog how many times? Meanwhile my mother runs into her here at the market!
I would be remiss if I did not mention that their Tortilla Soup with cotija cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and tortilla chips is the best in the world!
Remember, “Land of Enchantment?”
Taylor became completely enchanted not only with this,
but also with this!
In fact, I’ll let her show you around the market…
I swear there were other folks there…
Fresh baked bread, a deli, homemade deserts,
fresh bunches of lavender,
I think I saw on their Facebook page that he was employee of the month!
Thank you Taylor for the colorful tour of Tesuque Village Market! And thank you Nancy for the wonderful lunch!
Even though we missed Ali, you two made it the most memorable afternoon!
To read more about Ali MacGraw’s private journey to live an authentic life in Tesuque, read the story by Sheila Weller for Vanity Fair Magazine.