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Santa Fe Restaurant Tour - The Cure for Too Many Good Choices

by Susan Orth

The most difficult part about living in Santa Fe New Mexico Real Estate, is making a decision when you go out for a night on the town. This is especially true when it comes to Santa Fe restaurants. There are so many options it can cause one's head to spin and one's mouth to water, all at the same time.

I may have stumbled upon the cure for the new Santa Fe homeowner who is desperate to try all of the renowned food that Santa Fe is famous for. Make a visit to the Santa Fe School of Cooking.  They have something called the "Restaurant Walking Tour." For $115, you can choose four different restaurants in which to dine, all in one night. For each restaurant, the chef serves a tapas-sized menu along with an alcoholic beverage, followed by his or her philosophy on cooking.
 
Restaurants in the line up include Restaurant Martin, The Inn at Loretto, The Plaza Cafe, II Piatto, Amavi, La Casa Sena, Rio Chama, Santacafe, Galisteo Bistro, 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, and La Boca.

If you are looking to try your hand at some Southwestern cooking at home, the School's market sells rare spices and seasonings, as well as one-of-a-kind kitchen gadgets.

Living in Santa Fe is the ultimate indulgence. Every sight, every taste, and every scent heightens the senses. While it is easy to be overwhelmed by the abundance of art venues and restaurants, once you become a Santa Fe homeowner, there is a sense of bliss that comes over you. You are surrounded by beauty and art and energy all of the time. It doesn't get any better than that. If this sounds like the kind of life you want to live, give me a call. I can help you find the perfect Santa Fe home.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com

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Reinvent Your Life in Retirement in Santa Fe

by Susan Orth

Santa Fe made it to yet another US News and Money Report Ranking! This time, it's been featured as one of the 10 Best Places to Reinvent Your Life in Retirement.

The article cites all of the reasons you probably already know about from reading the Santa Fe Home Store Blog...

  • Many Santa Fe Homes and buildings boast Unique Spanish-Pueblo architecture style codified into law
  • Santa Fe is the third largest art market in the country
  • With 300 galleries and dealers and over a dozen major art museums including the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe serves as an art lover's paradise.


The retirement years are a time to reinvent yourself. You are ending one point in your life and turning over a new leaf. Santa Fe does serve as a great place to find new hobbies and passions or maybe revisit old ones.  There are so many volunteer opportunities within the art community - from the art museums to the art markets. Activities like golfing, nature walking, and Native American culture are all ideal for the retirement age.

Dance in the streets at the Plaza...

Enjoy a Jazz concerts at St. John's College...

Enroll in a Southwestern cooking class

These are the kinds of activities that make one feel like a kid again, no matter how old you are.

If you are closing into your retirement years and are looking for a new place to call home, then maybe Santa Fe Real Estate is for you.  Give me a call and I can show you some beautiful Santa Fe Homes - whether you want to be in the Historic Downtown Santa Fe right in the heart of all the action, or in Los Alamos Santa Fe where you can find a home miles from civilization - Santa Fe is the perfect place to begin new life adventures.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com

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Ghost Ranch Near Santa Fe Represents Splendor Of New Mexico

by Isabella Luconi

When I think of the beauty and the splendor of New Mexico Real Estate I think of a small town about 50 miles north of Santa Fe called Abiquiui.  This little town holds a lot of history and fascination. It has been the setting for movies (Indiana Jones, City Slickers), it has been written about in novels, and, most notably, it was home to famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe from 1949 until her death in 1986. 

O'Keefe's actual home was in nearby Ghost Ranch. It's here, where towering rock walls and vivid colors abound, that O'Keeffe found her inspiration. It's here where red rocks formations stand majestic under endless skies. And it's here where many tales of ghosts and legends of hangings in the Ranch's history originated. 
 

Ghost Ranch is north of Abiquiui (just past Abiquiui Lake), about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Santa Fe. You must try to make the trip. There is absolutely nothing like a hike in the fall light up on Kitchen Mesa. I included pictures here for you to see, but it doesn't compare to the real thing. It makes me realize why I love living in Santa Fe, and working with Santa Fe Real Estate as much as I do. It is incomparable to any place I have ever lived and it's definitely a different way of living. If you are thinking about buying a home in Santa Fe, don't hesitate to call me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Orth & Isabella Luconi
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-216-6535
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com

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The Smell of Chiles Everywhere in Santa Fe

by Susan Orth

It's officially September in Santa Fe and that means that it's chile season! Our chile, however is not the same chile that most of you cold weather cities are experiencing this time of year. Our chile is a beautiful vibrant colored fruit that takes over Santa Fe in September. Chile roasters pop up on every corner - from parking lots to grocery stores. You can literally smell the aroma of roasting chiles in the streets. The best way to celebrate this native-grown fruit is the same way Santa Fe celebrates everything - with a festival!

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
The 20th Annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival runs from Wednesday September 22nd to Sunday September 26th. Attend seminars and tastings featuring special guest presenters like Master Chefs and Sommeliers. Learn how to pair wine with southwestern cuisine - most made with chiles of course. The 17th Annual Gruet Golf Classic has a different sparkling wine with a food from a different restaurant at every third hole. This event is simply fantastic and opens up your taste buds to the finest in Southwestern cuisine. It's so popular, in fact, that many of the events and presentations are already sold out, but it's worth a try to at least get on the waiting list and be the first in line come next year.

Hatch Chiles
Over Labor Day weekend, I attended the other notable Chile haven - Hatch, New Mexico. The annual Hatch Chile Festival is held in the tiny town of Hatch known for their incredible chile headquarters where their farmers are constantly creating new breeds and various tastes. Burritos, enchiladas, gorditas, caldillo, chile verde con carne, tacos, chiles rellenos, chile-topped burgers, chile in a sack, chile powders and chile sauces - it's like Bubba Gump's shrimp story, but with chile. Even though the festival is over, you can still order Hatch chile in every form imaginable -  seeds, dried, fresh, frozen, canned, and other specialties - straight from Hatch's New Mexico Chile website. Take a look below for pictures of my trip. I can almost smell the chiles just looking at the pictures.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Chile Rasberry Jam
As I said above, with Santa Fe's abundance of chiles, almost no food is safe from a chile experiment. You must make a trip to the Santa Fe Farmers Market for a jar of Heidi's rasberry jam. The most popular jam called "followed by red chile," combines molten rasberries with red chiles. Just take a look at Heidi's website to see what a runaway hit this chile concoction has become.

If you like the sounds of a city where chile fills the streets, food and culture are coveted, and taking breaks on the golf course means stopping for a wine tasting every third hole, then Santa Fe Real Estate is for you. If you are looking for a Santa Fe Home, please give me a call. I would be more than happy to introduce you into my world.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com

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A Trip to the Santa Fe Plaza

by Susan Orth

A perfectly pleasant trip to the Artist Market at the Santa Fe Plaza.

First a little shopping...

A stop to listen to some good street musicians...

And then tacos...

Another wonderful day in Santa Fe! Not a cloud in the sky, a light breeze, good art, and a vibrant atmosphere. Interested in Santa Fe Real Estate? Give me a call.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com

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Susan Orth
City Different Realty
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #190
Santa Fe NM 87505
505-216-6688
505-216-6688