A second chance at romance

Where there was fire, ashes remain, an old Spanish saying goes. Sandra “Zandi” Richardson and Runno Sarv proved that rekindling the flame isn’t that difficult, after all. Originally published by Taos News (Taos Wedding Guide) Photos courtesy of Zandi Richardson Richardson and Sarv met at a Christmas party in 1980 in Sydney, Australia. “When I looked across…

Cooking with your hands, your mind and your heart at Ranchos Plaza Grill

Taos-born and raised Adam Medina grew up in a family that loved to cook. “My father was a chef and had a catering business for many years,” he said. “I often helped him so my culinary training started early.” Story and pictures originally published in Taos News. Photos: Katharine Egli Medina was originally interested in…

Bienvenidos a Taos

A classic ski resort, a historic art colony, a paradise for outdoorsy adventurers like river rafters and balloonists… Recently chosen by USA Today as one of the 10 Happiest Towns in the West… “A state of mind,” as D.H. Lawrence called it. Taos is all that, and more. Originally published in Enchanted Homes, a publication…

Biscochitos: a traditional New Mexico treat

  The name comes from the Spanish word bizcocho used in its diminutive form, biscochito. But there is nothing “diminutive” about these spicy, anise-flavored cookies. They are utterly satisfying, and, like so many delicious treats, loaded with carbs. Their main ingredients are flour, sugar, baking powder, and lard. Story originally published in Taos News The…

Aztec Dancers: Centuries-old tradition alive in Taos

Every July, right at the start of the Fiestas, a group of Aztec dancers perform in front of the St. Francis de Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos. Story originally published in Raíces, Taos News A symphony of color, music and movement, la danza is a memorable event. In preparation for it, dancers and other…

Sisters in business: Northern New Mexico Women’s Networking Group

  The Northern New Mexico Women’s Networking Group was started by Angelina Romero, who, after relocating to Taos seven years ago, saw the need for an organization like this one. Originally published in Taos News “It has been my dream to create a group of heart-centered women entrepreneurs who understand the importance of supporting each…

Focus of Taos group is nature-storytelling connection

Taos-based conservation platform wins two awards Founder and president Tara Waters Lumpkin Photo credit: Debra Denker, courtesy of Voices for Biodiversity  Story and pictures originally published in Taos News Connecting nature and people through storytelling Voices for Biodiversity, a Taos-based, community conservation platform with global reach, won again the 2016 New Mexico Press Women’s Award for “best…

Books + art = Taos Book Gallery

Books and art meet in Taos Book Gallery Originally published in Taos News Aptly named Taos Book Gallery, a new bookstore on Kit Carson Road showcases books and artwork. From a collection of signed first editions to the latest new books on New Mexico like Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company (that accompanies the exhibit at…

Habitat Taos ReStore: The hidden gem of the north side

Lincoln Quintana, a very happy client “If you haven’t been to the ReStore lately, you haven’t been to the ReStore” is the new motto of the Habitat Taos ReStore, and rightly so. Originally published in Taos News “We have been fixing it for the last four months,” said Iris Potter, one of the store’s associates….

The Fire Playce: Where art meets fun

Lara Craddock has never been afraid to follow a dream. She opened The Fire Playce as a mobile party business in 2012, practically on a whim. Story and picture originally published in Taos News “That year, in the summer, I visited a paint-your-own-pottery studio in South Dakota,” she said. “I had never been to one and…