My Guide to Santa Fe, Part Two



I first visited Santa Fe in 1990. I fell in love with the landscape, the light, the turquoise and the guacamole! It felt similar to Colorado where I had spent my University years, but with indigenous tribes and local artisans. Last week was my fifth trip to the city. 

Reading and researching for a trip can be a lot of fun. Don’t miss this step in planning. I enlisted Indagare to plan our one year wedding anniversary trip to Santa Fe, Taos, NM to El Paso and Marfa TX. I can’t recommend them enough.

To do in Santa Fe

Visit the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and be sure to download the museum App. I loved her paintbrushes – she used to tailor her brushes to give her the precision she was looking for. Chic de la chic. I love this Tony Vaccaro photograph of Georgia O’Keefe.

Santa Fe City Guide ARossGirl Amanda Ross

More must-visit’s are the Museum of the International Folk Art and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian are a must. They are easy to get to as they are right next door to one another on Camino Lejo!

ARossGirl Guide to Santa Fe

ARossGirl Guide to Santa Fe

Be sure to drive along Canyon Road where the galleries and small shops are located. 

Meow Wolf is a contemporary interactive art exhibit constructed and designed by 150 artists. 


Rancho Encantado.

Photographed here at the bar. They have the best chips and guacamole. Here I am wearing a new favorite top, this one is available now at Net-A-Porter, a bandana (options here, here, and here), my Hopper Goods hat and lavender clutch from Hayward House. Also wearing my turquoise cuff is from Shiprock and the boots are Lucchese. (It’s all about the accessories, non?)

ARossGirl Guide to Santa Fe


Coffee Break. Sweet Lily Bakery next door has a delicious sugar glazed breakfast cake and great Chai Latte. Stop for lunch at The Tea House on Canyon Road. It’s is on the way to Museums.

My husband is my best in-house photographer. He knows how to grab the best close ups. Here I’m wearing my Dior La Lune sweater, Santo Domingo new beaded necklaces from Santa Fe Vintage Outpost in town, my turquoise cuff from Vicki Turbiville, favorite striped shirt from Ann Mashburn (similar one’s herehere, here, and here.)

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Lunch. Visit La Boca.

For dinner, a few suggestions:

Geronimo Restaurant on Canyon Road. 

The Compound.

Terra at Rancho Encantado.


In addition to La Boheme on Canyon Road and Santa Fe Vintage Outpost on East Palace Avenue, be sure to check out the museum shops. 

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Of course, the Shiprock Santa Fe

Santa Fe City Guide ARossGirl Amanda Ross

Santa Fe City Guide ARossGirl Amanda Ross

Back at the Ranch with Wendy Henry owner and designer of Back at the Ranch. 

Santa Fe City Guide ARossGirl Amanda Ross

O’Farell for Hats on the Plaza. 

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Lucchese on the Plaza for gold old fashion boot classics. See here for their city guide to Santa Fe!

Santa Fe City Guide ARossGirl Amanda Ross

Rainbow Man. Edward Curtis photographs, sprawling silver jewelry and all the classic turquoise, coral. 

Turquoise Arcade on the Plaza. 

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xo ARossGirl