Monthly Archives: August 2011

Introducing “A View at the Plaza” Webisodes

I am very excited to introduce the premier of our new web series, “A View at the Plaza”. We hope that this will be the first of many behind-the-scenes glimpses of life at La Fonda. I spent half a day with a very small crew filming this first webisode that takes viewers on a tour… Read more »

Indian Market Celebrates 90 Years

The day dawned early and the crush of artists, patrons and collectors in La Fonda’s lobby buzzed with excitement. Nearby, in the Santa Fe Room, Patricia Michaels’ models prepared for their much-anticipated fashion walk around the Plaza. The models breezed quickly through La Fonda’s Lobby and out into the sunshine. Wearing Patricia’s nature-inspired designs, they… Read more »

Do you Dare Summit the Deception/Lake Peak Hike?

Most of the Santa Fe National Forest is now open and is very green and lush for hikers. On a recent hike from the bottom of the ski basin (a 20 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe) to Deception/Lake Peak, we saw lush fields of wildflowers and more chipmunks than I can count. We started… Read more »

New Look, New Home for View From the Plaza

I am pleased to welcome you to the new home of View From the Plaza, now hosted right here on La Fonda’s website. Our team spent the summer refreshing the website and as part of that process, View From the Plaza has moved from WordPress to its rightful home, www.lafondasantafe.com. I’m excited about the new… Read more »

A Hero’s Parade — Santa Fe Style

Yesterday I had a bird’s eye view of an event that the entire nation was watching–the parade honoring Santa Fe’s hometown hero, Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry. President Obama awarded Petry the Medal of Honor for his valor in Afghanistan; he is only the second living person since Vietnam to receive this award—the  highest military… Read more »

Innovation and Tradition Shine at 60th Anniversary Spanish Market

Spanish Market offers art lovers a chance to explore the evolution of an art form – from youth learning traditions to a new generation of artists expanding the definition of traditional Spanish art to the masters creating exquisite pieces of devotion. We are fortunate to have it all unfold right outside our door every summer.