Posts By: Jenny Kimball

A La Fonda Love Story

Olga Chavez' grandfather, Jose Garcia is on the far right.

Olga Chavez is a third generation Santa Fean and realtor with Barker Realty. She says she wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for a love story that began at La Fonda. Olga’s grandfather, Jose Garcia was born in Durango, Mexico in 1907. His father brought the family to El Paso in 1912 so that they… Read more »

Proud New Owners of La Fonda

My family at the La Fonda sale announcement.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be part owner of a hotel. Never. I’m still pinching myself. Yet, as of October 31, 2014 the sale of La Fonda is official. My brother, Phillip Wise, his company, Cienda Partners, a few impressive investors, and I are the proud new owners of La… Read more »

Celebrate the Holidays in Santa Fe

Those who groan about seeing holiday décor too early in the season won’t mind so much when it heralds a trio of Southwest holidays. Winter marks a second high season in the Santa Fe Plaza, with such beloved festivities as tree lighting (nightly starting Nov 29) and menorah lighting (at sunset during Chanukah); Christmas at the… Read more »

Balloons and Art Tours Galore

Rise early to reach a Park & Ride lot in time to catch the Mass Ascension. If you follow the balloons in your car, you might well be on hand to help one land in a field or parking lot, as local residents enjoy doing. Afterward, make like the pilots and head towards a hearty breakfast. Balloons frequently… Read more »