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Nope, not that Geronimo.

This Geronimo in Santa Fe!

Nicole-Rodriguez-Gasperov-Santa-Fe-New-Mexico-2010-32   Located at 724 Canyon Road, the Historic Borrego House originally built in 1756 combines classic adobe style with early Territorial style architecture & lies in the heart of an historical district known to many as the "art and soul" of Santa Fe.

Photo, Lisa Porter

The importance of Canyon Road is known internationally, and the Historic Borrego House remains one of the crown jewels. 

Photo, Lisa PorterSince 1990, it's been home to the world renowned restaurant, Geronimo.  

Step inside and you are greeted by an enormous set of bleached and varnished moose antlers which are stunning against the creamy smooth adobe walls.

Photo, Lisa Porter

Being in an old home that pre-dates the United States, the restaurant is
comprised of several intimate dining rooms with beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and cushioned bancos.  During the snowy winter months, dinners are also served by the fire in the very cozy bar.  That's where Nancy {mom} spotted Meryl Streep!   I swear, the woman sees "everyone" in Santa Fe.

Photo, Lisa Porter   Moving on...all the dining areas are adjoined by a long narrow hall.

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This is where I fell madly in love,

Original art, Geronimo with the floors!

Old brick with layers and layers and layers of brown & black paint, wax, and a spilled cocktail or two!  That's what one of Geronimo's owner told me.  I would consider him to be a credible source.

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Nancy {mom} claims she heard at a cocktail party from a very credible source that, "at one time the local mine comptroller lived there and was in a shoot-out with Geronimo & that's how the establishment got it's name!"      

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Her "source" tells her that he can walk into Geronimo and put his finger right into one of the bullet holes by the beehive fireplace in the bar!  Hmmmm.....

Original art, Geronimo

So while {Nancy} was looking all over for the bullet hole, I was drooling all over the floors.

Did I mention that we were there before dinner was being served? 

Thank goodness!

Photo, Lisa Porter

If you go, let me know because as I mentioned in "Good Morning Santa Fe" Canyon Road is not only home to one of Santa Fe’s many artistic communities. It is an ancient neighborhood of historic adobe houses, manicured courtyard gardens, and hidden alleys, all interspersed with some of the country's finest art galleries, interesting people & dining experiences!

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In my next post I'll take you grocery shopping in Tesuque Village with Pocahontas and Ali McGraw!

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Evening Dance

Here is the place where loveliness keeps house.

Between the river and the wooded hills.

Here you may meet with beauty. 

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Here she sits gazing upon the moon,

or all the day tuning a wood-thrush flute,

remote, unseen;

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Photo Lisa Porter When the storm is out,

it is she who flits from rock to rock,

a form of flying spray,

shouting, beneath the leave's tumultuous green.

Madison Cawein 1867- 1914

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From the book, A Taste of the Sweet Apple

by Joanna Holt Watson

Tall, Dark, and Handsome

Circa 1880

Louis XVI Semainier

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Mahogany chest having seven long drawers:

originally meant to hold a week's supply of clothing. 

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Antique Carrara Marble Top

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Dovetail Construction

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French Polish Finish

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Bronze Hardware

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   Jean-Marc and Cynthia Fray are mastering the art of juxtaposing museum quality pieces with fine art, exquisite Murano glass, glamorous Art Deco and whimsical mid-20th century finds.

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I subscribe to their website & visit Le Blog often.  I'll tell you, Jean-Marc & Cynthia are a delightful couple & Jean-Marc Fray Antiques is a delight for the senses!

The Best Hats For Summer

Are you a hat kind of gal?
I am.
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It's time to switch gears.
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For many of us, it's time to get serious about protection from the sun.
For some it's time to put on your best party hat!
Honestly, I wouldn't be caught dead in this thing but I thought you would appreciate it.

This is more my style.  Love it, love the ribbon, the dress, the bag.  Ahhh ChanelChanel

Have you noticed all the vintage hats around the pool lately?  _l8pygr8iNo1qcktk9o1_500 via lapoupeeprincesse tumblr
Would love to find one of these!  This would be my mother's style.  The bigger the brim, the better.
vintage straw
  And no Kate Spade, this is not how I got to Greenwich Village when I was a young girl!
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This little summer tweed is sporty and perfect for running all over town.
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I don't know that I could do this, but she sure can!
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via farmgirlinflipflops tumblr A respite from all the fuss. via made by gypsyI seriously love this.   via nicklecobalt tumblr
Who on earth?
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Who is this?1via social survival tumblrI couldn't write this post and not include these handsome gentlemen. 
Besides, I  love a man in a classic boater.

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Love the baker boy too!
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This would be my absolute favorite for Fall!

Wish I knew the source!

But for now, in this darn heat, simple straw will do.
via studded hearts tumblrI hope you'll find your favorite style here or in my other summer collection of Splendid Straw!
Stay cool!