Posts Categorized: Who's Who

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 »

A River Runs Through Val Kilmer’s Ranch

And it was flowing Thursday when he graciously opened his house for a luncheon fundraiser for The Wildlife Center. The Wildlife Center owns 20 acres of land south of Espanola, containing a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center. Their mission is to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public… Read more »

“Appetite” for a Good Read?

It is odd to read a book about the very business you run. But Stephen Fried wrote Appetite for America – How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West. I spent time with the charming Stephen Fried in Santa Fe a year or so ago before this book… Read more »

It is a Very Small World Sometimes

It’s not often that I read a business book that I can’t put down, but Chip Conley’s book, Peak – How Great Companies get their Mojo from Maslow, is one of them.  Perhaps it is because, like me, he is a hotelier, and so his examples resonate with me.  Perhaps it’s because he references two… Read more »

Hot off the Press!!!

For the first time ever, the submittals for Indian Market were of such caliber that the judges were not able to choose just one piece as Best of Show.   This year we have TWO Best of Show winners.  Filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe (Diné) won Best of Show for his film entitled Shimásání, which roughly translated means… Read more »