Posts Categorized: Who's Who

Do You Know Olive Rush?

Recently, Barbara Felix and I had the pleasure of taking art historian Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore on a tour of La Fonda in search of evidence of artwork by critically acclaimed modernist artist Olive Rush. Dr. Gilmore has been spending time in Santa Fe this month finishing research and edits on her upcoming book, a… Read more »

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 »