Santa Fe's best? Hmmm. The city ranks second with the cleanest air in the U.S. and is #4 for the best place to retire and I love the mountain hiking. Last weekend I attended the 57th annual Spanish Market held on the Plaza. I'd love to collect more of the traditional Spanish colonial arts such as the Santa Anna bulto like this one, left, which is on the Spanish Colonial Museum's website for Spanish Market. I'll have to look for one at Winter Spanish Market.
Best Carving Art: Last summer I went to Frankie Lopez's studio on a Spanish Colonial Art Museum tour. One of his carvings of Santa Barbara was selected for this summer's Spanish Market poster, right.
Biggest event in Santa Fe? Indian Market, held this year on August 23rd and 24th, is the largest attended annual event (80,000 people).
Santa Fe Reporter's Best of Santa Fe Awards is just out. This is such a prestigious thing here that businesses hang their award in the front windows. My favorite is one that can't hang the poster in the front window: Best Blog: Santa Fe Library Blog.