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new mexico


September 15, 2015

greetings from new mexico!

i have had two days here packed full of conferences and a little bit of opportunity to see what is going on around this town. my co worker misty and i arrived here early afternoon on sunday and walked the town  of santa fe a little bit after we checked into the hotel. there was a parade going on so a lot of things around the town were closed but we found this really cute little farmhouse italian inspired restaurant that had a really interesting southwest infusion to it.

yesterday we had a jam packed morning and afternoon of conferences and seminars which let out around 1:30 because some people were leaving on a golf outing. i love golfing but i love exploring more. i went back to the room and answered as many emails as possible and headed out to do some exploring.

my two favorite places that i have found so far was the modern general store which had cookbooks, gardening, fresh milled flours, garden tours and a little cafe. it was so adorable! i couldn’t help but stock up on a few cookbooks i’ve never seen before. of course.

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after we took pictures of every single thing in the store because it was so adorable we headed to the shake foundation to get a little tasty treat. lets be honest, i just wanted to take the building home with me.

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we walked through some more awesome (expensive) antique stores then headed around some of the little market areas and then back to the hotel to get ready for dinner.
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we went to a restaurant inside the hotel la fonda which is one of the older hotels in the santa fe area. i had this amazing maragarita called naranjita borracha which the waitress said translated into little drunk orange. it was delicious. i then had stuffed chilies for dinner and went to bed stuffed. we have a full day jam packed with conferences and meetings today so our next opportunity for exploration will be our last night here on wednesday!

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happy tuesday everyone!


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  1. Laura says:

    Looks like you found some really fun spots! That general store looks so cute and makes me want to go check it out!

  2. Renee says:

    Ok- I must visit New Mexico! Looks like such a fun place to be!

  3. Destinee says:

    This looks like such a fun time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Meg S says:

    Wow! I love that general store too! I would be there every day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jill says:

    Sunflowers are my favorite! It looks like you had a great trip! What conference did you attend?

  6. I hope you’re enjoying your trip to NM! You captured these photos so wonderfully! Try Jambo Cafe and Iconik next! Or the Chocolate Maven! ๐Ÿ™‚

Abigail Albers       Author

Abby is a wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe.. Follow her on instagram @adventuresinabbyland.

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