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for more information and some great stories.

 

Traditional Spanish Market & ¡Viva La Cultura!

July 29-30, 2017 on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society is proud to announce the 66th Annual Traditional Spanish Market on the historic Santa Fe Plaza on July 29-30, 2017.

Approximately 250 Spanish Colonial Artists from New Mexico and Southern Colorado will take part in this enchanting event, bringing to downtown Santa Fe a critical mass of exponents of woodcarving, tinwork, colcha, hide painting, retablos, straw appliqué, furniture and furnishings, weaving, jewelry, filigree, pottery and ironwork.

Read more about it here: http://spanishcolonial.org/spanish-summer-market-santa-fe/


Sky Redhawk
Native Sounds Musical Instrument Store and Art Gallery
228 Old Santa Fe Trail,
Santa Fe, NM
505 983-2897

Open Thursday - Monday

This magical shop is one of Bart's favorite places to chill out on a hectic day about town. Sky Redhawk, owner and fabulous musician, is always there to greet him with a smile and a pat on his little head. The shop/gallery is filled with beautiful handmade flutes and drums and other Native American instruments, but also Native American handmade gift items. Treat a friend or yourself! Sky will not only take the time to connect you with the perfect flute for your spirit, he will also give instructions on how to play it until the music pours from within! Carrying a flute is like having yoga by your side at all times. You can retreat and relax the moment you pick up this incredible instrument.

Sky Redhawk is also available for hire to play at your next party or event, either solo or with his group, Native Spirits. This shop is a "don't miss it!" in Bart's opinion for tourists and locals alike!


Books of Interest
311 Aztec Street
Santa Fe

Open Monday - Saturday 10 am 5 PM,
Sunday haphazardly
505 984-9828



Bart's 4 Paw rated used bookstore, is located off Guadalupe on Aztec Street. Bart comes here to browse through their incredible collection of books in this charming, well-lit store. His personal favorites are the books of local interest and the art section. Enough to keep a little guy like Bart busy for hours of browsing! Bart is of the opinion that nothing beats the book-in-paws feeling that you just can't get from your Kindle! As for personal service, he passes right by Amazon and spends time with the owners, Leo Romero and wife/partner Elizabeth Cook Romero when he wants service and something that simply can't be found on the internet --- real conversation and a warm, personal touch! Bart believes that Santa Fe has so many fabulous businesses around town that we should all do our share to support them so that our town can thrive once again! Big woof to you, Bart! See you in the stacks!

 


Rocki Gorman
at La Fonda Hotel
119 Old Santa Fe Trail

505 983-7833

Winter Hours:
Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 PM
Sundays 11:00 am – 5:00 PM


Looking for Santa Fe Chic? Whenever Bart and his escort are in the mood to shop, they head right on over to their favorite boutique in town, Rocki Gorman at La Fonda Hotel. Bart loves the salesfolks there, as they always have a warm smile and a pat on his little head waiting for him, and they can help you to get that "Santa Fe look." Not difficult to do here since the clothes and the jewelry are to die for gorgeous! The jewelry is designed by owner/designer extraordinaire, Rocki Gorman, who is in the shop frequently. Not only is the jewelry exquisite, but it is all hand-made in New Mexico by Native Americans who have been with Rocki since the 70's and 80's! Rocki Gorman is constantly designing new work, so visit frequently to see her latest work. She also has a line of her own clothing. Rocki's first love is jewelry which she has been designing since the age of 7, and her experience and passion glows in each piece.

 

 

ROY FLYNN
SANTA FE BOOTS AND BOOGIE
102 E. Water Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505 983-0777

Where do you stop first for some of that Santa Fe Style? Boots and Boogie, of course! Bart's personal favorite for custom made boots is located right off The Plaza in El Centro Mall opposite the SW corner La Fonda Hotel. Try not to be overwhelmed by the beauty of the inventory. Owner/operator Roy Flynn who exemplifies Santa Fe Style himself, will be happy to connect you to the boot of your dreams. In fact a pair (uhhhh--bettter make that TWO pairs!) of boots is now on Bart's personal Christmas list and his escort will never hear the end of it if they're not under the tree.

Remember, nothing is quite as elegant as a white shirt, jeans, and a fabulous pair of cowboy boots! The style is timeless even in the big city. Grab yourself a piece of Americana and enjoy the comfort and look of the Old West which will make a fashion statement no matter where you're heading!

Boots and Boogie boots have received Bart's 4-Paw Rating for long-lasting comfort and design.

 

Silver Sun, Santa Fe
656 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM
505 983-8743

Silver Sun, Albuquerque
116 San Felipe NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505 246-9692

When Bart is escorting jewelry shoppers, here is where he heads first. Delightful and knowledgable owners Cheryl Ingram and Dianna Olson, former teachers, will educate you on exactly what to look for when shopping for turquoise and Native American jewelry in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The shops are packed with gorgeous hand made items separated according to the turquoise mine of their origin so customers can easily see the differences in each mine's unique turquoise. Colors are exquisite! Entering the store is an education in itself, and the owners couldn't be more accommodating and friendly. Come and see for yourself why Bart gives Silver Sun a 4-Paw rating!

 

 

Maurus Chino
Artist/Jeweler
Albuquerque, NM

AcomaSilverworks now on Etsy


Although his headquarters are in Albuquerque, Acoma Pueblo's artist extraordinaire, Maurus Chino sells his gorgeous jewelry at Indian Market and at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe. Bart met him for the first time courtesy of his escort who owns quite a few pieces of Maurus Chino's jewelry. He was stunned by the beauty of Maurus' work and immediately handed over the coveted 4-Paw rating for his craftsmanship and design. Each piece of work is embedded with passion, love, and joy. Although you can't buy the ring pictured on the left (Sorry but Bart's escort beat you to it!) you can view more of Maurus Chino's work on his Etsy Shop, AcomaSilverworks. Bart hopes you'll treat yourself by adding one of these treasures to your own collection of fine jewelry.

 


Dean Cheek
DC Knits,
Custom Designed Knitwear 


102 E. Water Street
(Entrance on Shelby St.)
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505 471-3640
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Want an outfit that is truly unique? Bart recommends stopping in DC Knitwear. Luscious colors and styles---and did he mention a cute puppy named Trixie to meet you at the door? The store will delight the senses. Stop in and say hi to Dean and Trixie and tell them Bart sent you. Don't forget to check out the stunning dog coats. Needless to say, this shop gets Bart's Four-Paw rating!

 

Museum Hill Cafe
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Open 6 days a week
Tuesday-Sunday

11 am - 3 pm
Closed Mondays

Bart happens to think that owner Weldon Fulton of The Museum Hill Cafe is just the best! Mr. Fulton welcomed Bart with open arms when he dined outdoors on a sunny day with artist Franque Zamora, who painted the gorgeous mural at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Maybe it was because he was personally served a refreshing bowl of water in a classy silver bowl and a rather generous handful of his favorite snack, Charlie Bears, but Bart just can't stop thinking about how nice he is. And the food! Bart rates it 4 Paws! His very favorite is the Best Pattie Melt---grass-fed beef with Swiss cheese, grilled onions on grilled rye bread (really a juicy, drip on your paws patty melt). What's NOT to like! Don't just wait until you visit the museums---drop in any day and enjoy a spectacular view, incredible service and boy oh, boy good food! When you get there, tell Weldon Fulton Bart sent you!

 

Amaya Restaurant at Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(855) 825-9876 for Reservations
Dinner Reservations: dine@hotelsantafe.com or Call : 505-955-7805

Visit Our Santa Fe Hotel Lounge Every Friday and Saturday 7:00pm to 9:00Pm for Live Music!
Ronald Roybal – Enchanting the soul with his Spanish Guitar and Native Flute.

Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe is one of Bart's favorite spots to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night to enjoy great food and the soothing, spiritual sounds of one of his favorite local entertainers, Ronald Roybal. For either casual dining in the bar while you listen to the music or inside the elegant glass-enclosed patio for more formal dining, Bart gives Amaya a 4-Paw Rating. If you're in the bar, sweet potato fries and the Bison Burger is Bart's first choice. In the romantic dining room, he'd never miss an opportunity for the duck. He thinks it's the best in Santa Fe! And believe me, this pooch knows duck!

After the meal, head into the boutique and check out the incredible Native American art and jewelry. One stop dining and shopping. Bart's favorite combo! Don't forget to tell them Bart sent you!

 

The Plaza Cafe
54 Lincoln Avenue on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza

thefamousplazacafe.com
(505) 982-1664
Open 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Santa Fe's oldest restaurant, The Plaza Cafe, has been feeding hungry locals and visitors alike since 1905. The cafe is warm and friendly, and the food is wonderful! Bart recommends the Huevos Divorciados, but he loves the French Toast too. In fact, it's hard for him to pick a favorite as there is so much yumminess to choose from he usually has to flip a coin (not an easy feat with furry paws!).

Drop in any time of the day for a great, casual meal and Greek and New Mexican food that will make your heart sing! If you can, sit by the window and watch The City Different pass by on The Plaza. Don't be surprised if someone on a horse pulls up to the railing while you're there. This IS Santa Fe, after all!

Cafe Fina
624 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Brunch
Mon – Fri 7 am to 3 pm
Sat and Sun 8 am to 3 pm

Dinner
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dogs allowed on the back patio. Need we say more? Bart loves hanging out in this delightful local spot, especially for breakfast. He loves the Cloud Cakes. The name will be evident at the first heavenly bite! The El Dorado Omelet also gets a 4-Paw rating. They even have a drive-in window for those too busy to stop inside where you can call in your order and pick it up on the go! Give it a try for dinner too. Food is fab and the folks working there are friendly and professional.

 

Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(855) 825-9876 for Reservations
stay@hotelsantafe.com

 

Bart has been a regular to Hotel Santa Fe for quite some time now. His escort, artist M. E. Bilisnansky McMorrow was a featured artist last year at "Dining with the Artist," a monthly dinner event hosted by the hotel. Since then, Bart has been frequently seen in the lobby on Saturday nights when he heads to the hotel to listen to the incredibly talented musician, Ronald Roybal who has been playing there on Friday and Saturday nights for going on 19 years. Ronald Roybal plays classical Spanish guitar and hypnotizing Native American flute, which is about the most perfect way to wind up a busy week that Bart can imagine. And Bart would be the first to admit that he has a bit of a crush on the charming hostess at Amaya, Sophie Palm, who always has a kiss on both cheeks (it makes him blush!) and a warm smile for him. Bart hopes you'll pay a visit to their fabulous restaurant, Amaya, and say hi to Sophie for him! If you are coming from out of town and looking for a unique Santa Fe experience, head on over to one of Bart's 4-Paw Recommended hotels and enjoy hospitality Native American style!

 

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa
330 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM, 87501

Reservations: 855-210-7210
Tel: Local 505-986-0000



Bart is always greeted by name by the hotel valet when he comes to visit with his escort at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, another favorite downtown hotel that rates 4 Paws. The hotel is exquisitely beautiful and rich in history, with an outdoor dining patio that will leave you breathless! In addition to fine dining and entertainment, the hotel hosts a Thursday morning Memoir Writing Workshop hosted by the hotel's Gallery Manager, American artist, Sara Eyestone. Weekly tours of art and history lectures are also given in the lobby by the glorious fireplace on Friday evenings at 4 PM. If you aren't lucky enough to be a guest there, do make the effort to try Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar - named after Julia Staab, the resort's historic original owner, legendary hostess and reputed ghost. It's sure to be a haunting experience!

 

La Fonda Hotel
100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Toll Free 800-523-5002 • Phone 505-982-5511



The gorgeous, historic La Fonda Hotel is one of Bart's favorite places to dine and shop when he's in town. And if his constant stream of guests are looking for a hotel with the best location in Santa Fe, this is where he sends them. Talk about convenient! It's located right on The Plaza which is the heart of Santa Fe and the hot spot for meeting friends, shopping, special events and entertainment. The hotel lobby has been newly renovated but has stayed true to Santa Fe style and elegance. From coffee and pastries to fine dining, the hotel is one-stop munching for those with an appetite for New Mexico.

If you're looking for the best view in town for Spanish and Indian Markets, this couldn't be a better location! Grab some grub and head outside to shop until you drop! La Fonda also hosts some of the finest boutiques in town for finding or maintaining your own Santa Fe style and for unique gifts of all kinds for yourself and maybe even someone you left behind. If you see a little doggie in the lobby, shopping bags in paw and a smile on his face that looks like he's on top of the world, stop by and say hi. It has to be Bart!

 

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
750 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Summer Schedule: 7 days a week 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter Schedule: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays) from October 1 through April 30.

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society was founded in Santa Fe in 1925 by writer Mary Austin and artist/writer Frank G. Applegate. Its purpose was to preserve and perpetuate the Hispano art forms that have been produced in New Mexico and southern Colorado since the region was colonized by Spain in 1598, and to educate the public about these art forms and the art of all the Spanish colonies. Bart's escort was attracted to Santa Fe many years ago just because of this art form, and now Bart shares that passion.

 

Ronald Roybal
Musician/Composer/Native American flute & Spanish Guitar
House Musician at Hotel Santa Fe

Performing Live on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 PM - 9 PM



One of Bart's favorite places to chill out and enjoy great food and the peaceful, soulful, music of Ronald Roybal at the Hotel Santa Fe on a Friday or Saturday night from 7 PM to 9 PM. Ronald Roybal has been the house musician there for almost 19 years and is followed by locals and returning visitors to Santa Fe alike. This first set of classical Spanish guitar melodies is just a warm up for the fabulous treat of Native American flute which follows.

To purchase Ronald Roybal's music, please visit his website at ronaldroybal.com by clicking here or better yet, pick them up while you are enjoying his music at the Hotel Santa Fe! Be sure to say hi to Bart. He's usually in his favorite leather chair enjoying a juicy bison burger while his troubles melt away with Ronald Roybal's music. Could an evening be more perfect?

 

Sky Redhawk
Native Sounds Musical Instrument Store and Art Gallery
228 Old Santa Fe Trail,
Santa Fe, NM
505 983-2897

Open Thursday - Monday

This magical shop is one of Bart's favorite places to chill out on a hectic day about town. Sky Redhawk, owner and fabulous musician, is always there to greet him with a smile and a pat on his little head. The shop/gallery is filled with beautiful handmade flutes and drums and other Native American instruments, but also Native American handmade gift items. Treat a friend or yourself! Sky will not only take the time to connect you with the perfect flute for your spirit, he will also give instructions on how to play it until the music pours from within! Carrying a flute is like having yoga by your side at all times. You can retreat and relax the moment you pick up this incredible instrument.

Sky Redhawk is also available for hire to play at your next party or event, either solo or with his group, Native Spirits. This shop is a "don't miss it!" in Bart's opinion for tourists and locals alike!

Santa Fe Pedicabs
505 577-5056


Have you shopped until you're ready to drop? Do what Bart does when his tootsies are too tired to travel and he still has miles to go to explore Santa Fe. Hire a Pedicab! Pedicabs are a unique and fun way to see Santa Fe and learn more about our town from energetic, bright and interesting people who operate the cabs. Santa Fe Pedicabs can take you to almost anywhere your heart desires in Downtown Santa Fe, the Railyard and Canyon Road. If you’ve worn yourself out from walking or partying or simply because the elevation is tiring you out, give them a call or flag one down on The Plaza and take an enjoyable ride to your favorite restaurant, museum or shopping spot. Tours are a mere dollar a minute, Rides are the same at about $3-15 downtown. What a great way to see the town! Their knowledgeable drivers will be happy to take you on a tour of the city, custom-built to your tastes

How to find a ride
A. When our drivers are without guests they often drive around the downtown Plaza, if you are already on the Plaza you might catch a ride by flagging down an available driver. You can also call (505) 577-5056, and we can send an available driver.