Santa Fe’s sun-washed mountains beckon quadricentennial celebrants with open-air opera, farm-to-table dining, history, and art.

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Casa de Estrellas’ award-winning villas.


  • Casa de Estrellas’ award-winning villas (shown left and below) are blocks from Canyon Road and the Plaza. The intimate, Moroccan-themed spa unveils recent renovations and a new skin-care line just in time for summer. casadeestrellas.com
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Casa de Estrellas’ award-winning villas.


  • Housed in a humble adobe dwelling, Touching Stone Gallery shows Japanese artists (shown right: wood-fired ceramic vase by Yoshitaka Hasu), a complement to the indigenous arts. touchingstone.com
  • “Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction” is the eponymous museum’s summer exhibition, while the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture displays “Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World” (shown far right: votive gourd bowl). okeeffemuseum.org, indianartsandculture.org
  • Patina Gallery features jeweler John Iversen’s nature-inspired designs in 18-karat gold and oxidized silver, as well as German Atelier Zobel’s masterworks (shown far right: earrings in 18-karat gold, platinum beryls, and Russian diamonds). patina-gallery.com
  • The beauty of Mark White’s kinetic sculptures mesmerizes Canyon Road tourists, which explains the disclaimer: “Extended viewing may cause extreme relaxation and bouts of pleasant daydreaming.” As they move, the curvilinear parallelograms shimmer with unexpected life. markwhitekinetics.com
  • SITE Santa Fe’s contemporary exhibit, The Dissolve, is part of their Eighth International Biennial. Local tip: First hit the nearby Farmer’s Market for a breakfast burrito and coffee. sitesantafe.org
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Clockwise from left: wood-fired ceramic vase by Yoshitaka Hasu; votive gourd bowl; earrings in 18-karat gold, platinum beryls, and Russian diamonds.


  • A trip to Santa Fe isn’t complete without chiles served up in Restaurant Martín’s cozy bistro. Another must-do: Santa Fe School of Cooking’s Restaurant Walking Tours, which offer private tastings (shown right) and meetings with chefs. restaurantmartinsantafe.com, santafeschoolofcooking.com
  • For a classic Santa Fe evening, enjoy live show tunes by the waitstaff at La Casa Sena. Oenophiles be prepared: The award-winning wine menu is extensive. lacasasena.com


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Santa Fe School of Cooking’s Restaurant Walking Tours