Jenny's View

Lights, Camera, La Fonda!

Dear Friends,

Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in America, and our “inn at the end of the trail” has always been the place where Native American, Spanish Colonial, and Anglo cultures intersect. We are blessed to be in the center of such a dynamic city, and we understand our responsibility to honor the rich history, cultures and people that make Santa Fe a sought-after destination worldwide. Part of that responsibility is documenting and safeguarding the events and people that animate our community and make La Fonda brim with stories – old and new – creating a sense of place that is authentic and true.

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That’s why we poured our heart and soul into the making of La Fonda’s Centennial documentary, a film by Hutton Broadcasting. It is narrated by our dear friend Ali MacGraw and includes many of Santa Fe's luminaries, such as Paul Bardacke, Tony Abeyta and Barbara Felix, to name a few. The film captured the stories of Santa Fe treasures Marian Silver, Tom Catron and Bud Kelly; all recently departed and greatly missed. The project took three years of research, interviews, and editing, and it was worth every minute. I’m thrilled to announce that the film, highlighting our 100-year history, will air this May on NMPBS. Mark your calendars for our watch party in the Lumpkins Ballroom on Thursday, May 11, 2023. The documentary will air at 7pm, so arrive early and enjoy drinks and lite fare before the show! 

With Easter Sunday right around the corner, Chef Lane and his team have put together a special prix fixe menu for families to enjoy at La Plazuela. Check out the menu here.  This special menu is available only from 11am – 2:45pm. It’s always recommended to book a table in advance – especially on holidays!

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And, if you haven't caught one of our special Jazz Jam sessions with Delbert Anderson at La Fiesta Lounge, make sure you make it to one of his performances this month. The Institute of American Indian Arts’ Artist in Resident brings together communities through music and laughter. Delbert, along with his rotating crew of visiting musicians and comedians, will be performing April 6th, 14th, 20th in La Fiesta Lounge and closing out his tenure with a Grand Finale Performance in La Fonda’s Lumpkins Ballroom on Friday, April 21st. Free and open to the public, the event combines original instrumental compositions of the Delbert Anderson Trio with a display of eight large format, multimedia art pieces painted by artist, Karen Ellsbury and photographed by Patrick Hazen.  We hope you can make it!

Happy Easter and Happy Passover!


Jennifer Lea Kimball
Ambassador & Board Chairman Emerita
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Detours at La Fonda

There's nothing quite like keepsake jewelry to remind you of a very special time and place. Hand crafted Catherine Maziere jewelry does just that. Explore her latest pieces at Detours. 

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La Plazuela

Stop by La Plazuela to explore our newly launched wine menu and make sure to book our special Easter Sunday Prix Fixe!

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Cynde Roof Fine Art Gallery

You do not have to snatch treats like the  Sugar Bowl Bandit. Just come to Cynde Roof Fine Art and select your sweet treats from the newest collections!

Cynde Roof Fine Art
105 Old Santa Fe Trail   
Santa Fe


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Inventory Reduction Sale

The esteemed Photogenesis Gallery, located in La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe for over 35 years, will be relocating.  In order to make the move easier, Photogenesis will be having an inventory reduction sale. All  photographs will be 25% off during the month of April.  We are grateful for all the people who have wandered through our gallery and allowed us to grace their walls with stunning photographs of New Mexico and beyond.  Your patronage and loyalty throughout the years has made Photogenesis a Santa Fe landmark.  We will be sharing the exciting news of our new location soon. 

To order please call (505) 989-9540 or email:, or stop by to visit Joette in the gallery.

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Rocki Gorman

Make a bold statement with handcrafted Southwestern inspired accessories and jewelry that seamlessly blend classic and contemporary styles.

Phone: 505-983-7833

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Gemsong Gallery

Now expanded next to Detours at La Fonda!

Gemsong Gallery features a large selection of pieces by top Indigenous artists, along with an extensive selection of collectible American Turquoise from the gallery founder's five decades of experience as a trade leader in the Gemstone and Indigenous Jewelry & Arts industries.

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Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor offers America's largest selection of premium leather & exotic skin belts, buckles & bags.

Explore their latest!

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The Shops at La Fonda

Discover the fall offerings from the amazing Shops at La Fonda!

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Activities in Santa Fe

There's so much to see and do in Santa Fe, so make sure to plan ahead!  Whether you're into live concerts, hiking, biking or golf -- there's something for everyone in The City Different.

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