Posts Categorized: Who's Who

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 »

La Plazuela Designated a Culinary Treasure

La Plazuela is #NewMexicoTRUE

The City of Santa Fe proclaimed Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Santa Fe Culinary Treasures Day to honor several Santa Fe restaurants, including our own La Plazuela, that have been designated as Culinary Treasures by the New Mexico Tourism Department. We attended the city council meeting to celebrate our recognition complete with ‘La Plazuela is New… Read more »

Inter “View” from the Plaza with Darren Vigil Gray

Darren Vigil Gray is an acclaimed contemporary artist who has called Santa Fe home since he was a boy.   He attended IAIA at age 15 through their high school program and was once described as the “Golden boy of the third generation of Native American modernists”.  He is a golden boy with staying power. His… Read more »