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Do drop by frequently to see what our local bloggers are discovering they make the rounds covering the people, places, restarants, bars and visiting stars aqui en Taos!

Robert Cafazzo’s Ranchos Treasure Trove

  Stepping inside the centuries old building that houses the Two Graces Gallery in Ranchos de Taos, one feels as if one… Read more »

Taos Blue On Bent Street

Locals too, know that they can find unique gifts here, with no need to look anywhere else, be it for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift.

7 Best Reasons To Get Married In Taos Ski Valley

As Taos Ski Valley gets ready to open for the Season, I thought it a perfect opportunity to share this post. The third… Read more »

All Souls Day At The Martinez Hacienda

Long a tradition in these parts, All Saints and All Souls Day are observed with ritual and prayer as October comes to an end and November heralds the advent of Winter.

Queen of the Mountain

Elisabeth Brownell arrived in Taos in 1962, shortly after meeting Taos Ski Valley founder Ernie Blake at a Chicago Ski Convention, where she’d come from Milwaukee to work at the German Consulate.

Chokola:From Bean To Bar and Beyond

One of Taos’ best kept secrets is about to be a secret no more! This chocolate, much like a fine wine, is to be savoured not inhaled.

Anais Rumfelt At The Harwood

108 Crows was what came directly out of my drawing challenge. A friend wanted me to paint a crow, so I did. And then another. And then another.

Paul O’Connor’s Infinite Eye

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Paul O’Connor has lived in Taos with his wife Tizia since 1989. Known for his portraits of… Read more »

7 Best Reasons To Have A Taos Wedding

There are several good reasons to have a destination wedding, especially one here in the Land Of Enchantment, where a sunny day is a virtual given.

Woman Solo

Honestly, I’m still pinching myself that I was able to find as much help as I did in a place where I didn’t know anyone. Taos angels are real!!”

Sonya Davis At The Harwood

Behind the scenes at The Harwood Museum of Art, a few women are very busy making sure everything runs like a well oiled machine.

Shemai Kamala Rodriguez At The Harwood

Shemai is the Manager of Marketing, Media and Memberships and brings her own deep New Mexican roots and incredible professionalism to her position.

Real Men Wear Pink And Drink Rose’

I’ll begin with the wine, which is where he began, on his way to becoming one of the most inspiring entrepreneurial restaurateurs in Taos

Reto Messmer At Envision

Jimmy Murray’s Envision and Georgia Gersh’s Magpie are next door neighbors and on Saturday evening, you will be treated to… Read more »

Dr. Richard Tobin At The Harwood Museum

The Harwood Museum of Art may be a centenarian but the new energy sweeping through its venerable hallways and galleries is deserving of our attention.

Jayne Schell At The Harwood

The museum is actively engaged with the community in regards to our children; their education and their future.

KOKO Does More Than Coffee

In a town not lacking in great coffee (we rival Seattle and NYC in my opinion), I’d had my share of excellent beans that day, not least of which, the one’s I’d brewed at home upon waking.

Taos Spice Merchants

We currently have over 200 spices, salts and blends. We have a large curry selection and numerous whole chili pods from both Southeast Asia and Latin America as well.

Where There’s Smoke There’s Common Fire

As we talked about the changes Common Fire has gone through, it became clear to me that Andy Lynch is not only on his game, but also ahead of his time.

Paseo Project Party

It’s that time of year again! The PASEO  Project is back – a smaller version this year – centered on… Read more »

Running and Biking Races in Taos

Taos’ Line-Up of Summer Races for the Adventure Traveler

UP & Over 10K Trail Run

Between scaling steep ski slopes to jogging through aspen groves, mountain trail runs challenge participants with hard breathing climbs and free… Read more »

Music And More On The Mountain

In Taos Ski Valley where the elevation soars and temperatures plunge, you can enjoy a break from intense heat and humidity and a chance to enjoy an inspiring setting and majestic vistas.

Bill Curry On Both Sides Of The Lens

Bill Curry, he’s dined with paupers and kings, appeared in countless editorial and ad campaigns, on TV and in Film, yet he’s as unaffected as it gets.

Coyota’s Magic Tamales

There are tamales and there are tamales. But nobody makes tamales like Coyota  –  tamales unlike any you have tasted before, filled with magic and memory.

Joan Severance For Fandango 2017

Joan Severance is helping to promote Fandango 2017, the annual Gala event to benefit Taos Historic Museums. Book signing by Joan, raffle and buffet.

Tim Woolridge At The Sagebrush Inn

It was perfection; medium rare, finished with the compound butter and served with julienne vegetables and a baked potato. Easily enough for two and at an unbelievable $17.95, the best kept secret in town. But not for long.

100 Things To Do In Taos

Spend an evening at the annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow. (second weekend of July) *Hot Tip: Join in with the dancers in an informal ‘Round Dance’

July 4th At Taos Ski Valley

Experience a high altitude, Alpine Independence Day at Taos Ski Valley, on the Mountain, where the air is fresh and clean, cooled by evergreen breezes.

Taos School of Music

June 18 – August 6, 2017
Over 50 years of preparing young masters for the world stage and bringing superb performances to chamber music lovers.

Adapted Sports Clinics

Cycling – Sitting Volleyball – Kayaking Clinics When: 11:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Where: Taos Charter School and… Read more »

Our Lady Of Mercy

Miguel Martinez was born and raised in Taos. The influence of women underlies all of the artist’s work and it’s not… Read more »

Cherie Burns Goes Diving For Starfish

Cherie was leaving for NYC the following morning and had a million things on her agenda, but kindly took time out to talk to me about her new book, Diving For Starfish.

William Coupon At DAFA

From paupers to Presidents, William Coupon has shot them all. And he’s lived to tell the stories. I remember William Coupon… Read more »

Art and Chocolate Plus Three Golden Tickets

A Tasty Fundraiser for The PASEO in Taos When: 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 Where: Chokola on… Read more »

Hacienda del Sol

Blog courtesy of taoStyle.net In the era of airbnb, it’s easy to forget about the fabulous Bed and Breakfast Inns… Read more »

The Apartment On Dona Luz

Blog courtesy of taoStyle – Read more at www.taoStyle.net On the corner of Dona Luz, across from the Guadalupe Church,… Read more »

ACEQ

      If you are planning on skiing Taos this winter, don’t miss ACEQ in the village of Arroyo… Read more »

Bookends

As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the shattering impact this year has had on so… Read more »

The Gift of Giving With Claireworks

  Giving it back or paying it forward, tithing is living according to the Golden Rule that says the Universe… Read more »

Manzanita Market

If the Manzanita Market looks familiar, it’s because this little apple didn’t fall very far from the tree. Manzanita Market… Read more »

Three’s A Charm At Wilder Nightingale

Winner of the 2016 American Art Awards for Best Gallery in New Mexico, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is home to several talented artists.

Aventura

Aventura’s vests, jackets and coats are as much about function as they are about form; cocooning the body with the cozy warmth of a favorite blanket.

Winter In Taos

  I thought these pictures, by Bill Curry, of Patricia Michaels in winter with her partner James, were the perfect segue from Robert… Read more »

Chokola

Mousse and bon bons aside, the emphasis at Chokola is definitely on the in-house production of the chocolate they make from the ethically sourced aforementioned beans.

Chocolate and Cashmere

Haleigh Palmer, the owner of Golightly Cashmere, available exclusively online or at her two retail outlets, Chocolate and Cashmere in… Read more »

Michelle’s

Michelle McIntosh was born in Santa Monica and brought up in Malibu, Taos, Maysville, Kentucky (where her mother Ellie is… Read more »

Twirl, A Play and Discovery Space

Twirl is housed in a sprawling 150 year old adobe building in the heart of the Historical District in Taos…. Read more »

Robert Mirabal

When I contacted Robert earlier this week regarding this profile piece on him, I asked if he had anything specific… Read more »

Dennis Hopper’s Taos Legacy

“I was born in Dodge City, Kansas, on a farm, in 1936. I followed the light changing on the horizon”… Read more »

Paul O’Connor

2014 was a great year for Paul O’Connor. His acclaimed book Taos Portraits won in three categories including Best Book… Read more »

Lenny Foster

There’s a serene stillness that permeates Lenny’s work which is not surprising given that he views his photography as part… Read more »

Agnes Chavez

Agnes Chavez is a Cuban-American multi-media artist and educator. Her work and vision is at the core of Taos’ celebrated,… Read more »

Auromesa

Tizia O’Connor’s Auromesa is an Ayurvedic Haven on Hondo Mesa.

Taos Blue

Taos Blue celebrates 27 years on Bent Street this month!

Roberto Ugalde

The Michael McCormick Gallery has a new addition to its already impressive stable of artists.

El Caballero

Traditionally Caballero (translated from the Spanish), means a Knight or a gentleman, but here in the Land of Enchantment it also refers to an exceptional horseman.

A Season of Magic

Farolitas are lit all through town and if we are lucky, a light dusting of snow will grace us with picture postcard beauty.

Luminarias or Farolitos?

Luminarias or Farolitos? No matter what you decide to call them, firelight is a major theme for the Holidays in the Land Of Enchantment!

Nancy Laupheimer

Nancy’s considerable musical experience continues to inform her own creative passage and the uniqueness of Taos Chamber Music Group’s programming.

Angus MacDonald

Angus MacDonald’s story reads like a novel. Born and raised in Marfa, Texas before Donald Judd arrived and staked out the town’s Art cred,

Earthships: Taos Born and Bred

When Reynolds first came to Taos in 1969, fresh out of architecture school, there were only a few paved roads and a Piggly Wiggly grocery store on the Plaza.

Paseo à deux

Inspired and inspiring, these two remarkable members of our vibrant Art Community, Agnes Chavez and J Matthew Thomas have gifted Taos.

Chris Maher’s Not So Secret Suppers

The founder of one of Taos’ best eateries, a working actor and a world-class chef, Chris is another reason Taos is so special.

Taos Takes Manhattan

And Patricia Michael’s unique vision is right on time in an era when Fashion more than ever before, celebrates individuality.

An Afternoon with Dean Stockwell

Rumor has it when Dennis was looking for a ranch to buy after making Easy Rider, it was Dean who suggested he look in Taos.

Richard Spera and J.Matthew Thomas

A native New Yorker, Richard graduated from Cornell University’s Hotel and Restaurant School before creating and managing several successful restaurants in the City.

The Love Apple

This beautiful, chic young mother and entrepreneur, grew up here in Taos and managed the highly acclaimed Joseph’s Table, before opening The Love Apple.

El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa

A vaulted dining space off the lobby boasted a five-star culinary experience, but the space that really got people talking was the bar.

Zoe Zimmerman

Born in New York City, for all her years here, Zoe couldn’t shake the NY vibe if she tried, but Taos is where her heart is.

Amber In The Red Dress | Taos Youth Ballet

Amber Vasquez is a true Taos Treasure. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, Amber is the Founder and Director of the Taos Youth Ballet.

Palacio de Marquesa – A Change of Scenery

The Palacio de Marquesa is in high demand for travelers to Taos, and rightly so. I left feeling pampered and rejuvenated.

Taos Ghost Tours – Melody Romancito

Taos with its long and often fraught history is most definitely haunted and Melody is happy to show you exactly where these wraiths prefer to hang out.

Kristian Moore’s Letherwerks

Google him and you’ll have an “aha” moment. He’s appeared in many major motion pictures and films made for TV; Moore is the epitome of a working actor.

The Historic Taos Inn

Home to The Adobe Bar and the famed Doc Martin’s Restaurant, The “Inn” as it is affectionately referred to by locals, is an historical landmark in Taos.

Pärcht Bottle Shop and Bites

Speaking of interactive, we quickly got down to business on some of those Bites. First up, arugula/pear/ricotta with honey. Then charcuterie, cheese, cornichons, caperberries.

This Ain’t No Disco

Taos Mesa Brewing’s original location (dubbed the “Mother Ship” by its owners), is housed in an old, converted airplane hangar, four miles east of the bridge on 64., and has been one of the hippest hangouts in Taos since opening in 2012.

Dennis Hopper Days

When Dennis Hopper passed away just a couple of weeks after his 74th birthday in May 2010, American Pop Culture lost one of its greatest iconoclastic figureheads.

Taos Pow Wow | In the Buffalo Pasture

The Annual Taos Pow Wow is an incredible celebration of culture and tradition which brings together people of all the nations on this Turtle Island.

Angelisa Espinoza – Heritage Inspirations

It is her love of geology, history and culture that sets her apart, and make her tours memorable.

Clinton Joseph Murphy – Shree Yoga

Shree Yoga Taos has a roster of incredible Yoga instructors aside from Suki and Genevieve, both of whom you have met here today meet Clinton Joseph Murphy.

‘Tis The Season To Shop

Substance is the go to boutique in Taos for stylish women who crave the latest fashion trends. Substance offers a… Read more »

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