Sunday, February 24, 2013

Santa Fe Weekend

We had another opportunity for a getaway for Presidents' Day weekend, so we went an hour north to Santa Fe to soak in some Northern New Mexico atmosphere. We had gorgeous weather, sunny but not too cold.

As we often do, we stayed at the LaFonda Hotel right on the Plaza, which meant we could park the car and walk to whatever we wanted to do. The hotel is undergoing a renovation right now, so prices were much lower than usual. Delicious food and drink were still available though!

Except for Bill Maher in concert, we didn't do much scheduling. He was hilarious, by the way. We had a lot of time to just hang out and explore. Of course, that's an opportunity for window shopping. Lots of jewelry! I liked the necklace below, with its heart motifs:

One of my sewing goals is to eventually make a Pendleton coat, so I always like to see examples:

Santa Fe has many arty clothing boutiques. I was quite taken by this ensemble, especially the scarf:

I also liked the top featured in this ensemble. Fortunately, it's pretty similar to this Vogue pattern, so I will be making one.

Sandra Betzina and Marcy Tilton favorite, Babette, has established a Santa Fe outpost. Interesting clothes, but I couldn't look much further since I walked by before the store opened on Sunday:

In the end, I did do some actual (sale) shopping. I purchased a slate blue cardigan, a skirt, and these shoes by a new-to-me brand called Fly London. Oh so comfortable, but with an edge!

On the way out of town on Monday, we also stopped by Santa Fe Fabrics where I picked up several items while DH relaxed at the bakery next door. I bought some basic black ponte for separates, a textured knit, and a couple of separating zippers.

This weekend has been at home, and I spent all day yesterday in the Sewing Cave working on a couple of items. Stay tuned for that! I'm not sure I will have them posted today but hopefully soon.


Martha said...

Fabulous items purchased. I'll look forward to seeing your creations with the new fabrics. I wonder if you ever visit Santa Fe Weaving Gallery? It is owned by the mother of a friend. I follow them via email but have never been to their shop.

Patricia said...

I love Santa Fe, and bought some great fabric there in 2006! The shopping there is really fun and a bit different. I would have had those shoes, too - I can see just from the photo they are comfy and easy to walk in. Very nice fabric choices, and I look forward to seeing what you do with those zips.

Dixie said...

Thanks for this vicarious visit to Santa Fe. It reminds me of when I visited it about 10 years ago. I love NM, but have only been there once as it's a long way from Massachusetts!

NancyDaQ said...

Martha, I didn't have a chance to visit the Weaving Gallery this time. I definitely need to!

Thanks ladies for your comments--interesting that Santa Fe draws visitors from all over.