Style and traditions merge in the Taos Royal Pageant

Originally published in The Taos News Attendees to the 2011 Taos Royal Pageant had a glimpse of the youngest, happiest, brightest faces in town. The event took place at Bataan Hall on Saturday, June 18th from 5: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and was emceed by Don Francisco Trujillo II. ‘The Taos Fiesta Council takes…

Papaya Suite: a three-city journey to adulthood

Interview with Cuban Writer Teresa Bevin  Teresa Bevin is an educator, author and psychotherapist. Born in Cuba, she emigrated to the United Statesfollowing several interim years in Spain.  She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and George Washington University. Ms. Bevin resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico and works with victims and perpetrators…

Essential Garden Tools

Originally published in The Taos News Summer is here and it’s gardening time under the expansive blue skies of Taos. This may be the first summer you attempt to grow something besides sage and weeds in your backyard or you may have been gardening for years. In any case, there are a few essential precautions…

Secrets of Seco

Abe and his daughters Lina and Olympia At 7,634 feet of elevation, the villageof Arroyo Seco, located between Taos and Taos Ski Valley, is a small, vibrant community that offers, as the locals say, un poquito de todo, a little bit of everything. Shop Arroyo Seco Mercantile carries “new stuff, old stuff and stuff you need.”…

Finding your casa in Taos

(Originally published in Enchanted Homes) Glenda Archuleta Al-Nachef is a one-of-a kind Realtor. Not only does she speak three languages (English, Spanish and Arabic) but she also has an impressive resume as an administrator and an energetic, cheerful outlook on life. And she has a passion for teaching. Currently, besides working as a Realtor, Archuleta…