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Taos has long attracted mavericks and outlaws, bohemian artists and outdoor enthusiasts who together with the Native and Hispanic communities, make this town absolutely unique.

Marshall’s Great Noodles

Be sure to wander over to the Dunn House complex next time you find yourself in town. Just look for the line under the old plum tree – you might miss the yellow noodle sign if as many people are gathered around as was usual these past couple of summers – and order up

Taos In The House

  Taos 1960’s – Present opened yesterday evening at the Vivian Horan Gallery on 67th street in Manhattan. I arrived in… Read more »

Work by Women: Erin Currier

I don’t recall how or where I first met Erin Currier, but I’ve been looking at her work since her… Read more »

Work by Women: Maye Torres

The Harwood Museum show, Work by Women, would not be complete  without the inclusion of one Taosena in particular. A… Read more »

Work by Women: Zoe Zimmerman

  Work by womenZoe Zimmerman was born on May 24 1965  in NYC. That same year another Zimmerman (Bob Dylan), released… Read more »

Get Shanked

When Rachel Bell moved her salon, Shank, to a half empty block on the Paseo last year, a lot of people… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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

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.

Paseo Project Party

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

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.

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.

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.

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 »

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.

Michelle’s

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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