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…

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….

Large murals bring out students’ creativity

For the past four years, Chris and Debi Taylor have been part of the Taos Municipal Schools’ Visiting Artist Program. They have worked with around six hundred students in the creation of six tile mosaic murals. Originally published in Taos News “We are always amazed by the enthusiasm of the students and their willingness to…

PärCht Bottleshop + Bites: the place to quench your thirst

Nathaniel Evans and Monserrat Oyanedel celebrate their third wedding anniversary at PärCht. Originally published in Taos News When Nicolette Casale and Kevin Hunter opened PärCht on April 15th they had a clear picture in mind—they knew exactly what they wanted to create in the cave-like space under The Gorge Bar and Grill, which had been…

Aceq: fun comfort food and esoteric wines

Chef Johnny Treasaigh Photo: Katharine Egli Picture and story originally published in Taos News With an extensive wine selection and unique house-made specialties, Aceq has been called “a hidden gem in Arroyo Seco” by a number of patrons. The restaurant has outstanding reviews in Yelp and other online guides. Owner and Sommelier Michael Wagener and…

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House: still a living, breathing artistic hub

Originally published in Taos News Photo: Katharine Egli Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House is more than a historical place: it is a living, breathing haven for all creative types. Inspiration is everywhere, from memories of famous guests like Willa Cather, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Thornton Wilder, to…

Terry Graziano and the mystique of hats

Photo: Katharine Egli Image and story originally published in Taos News There is something about hats. They can change a look in an instant from shy to coy to sexy to…potentially dangerous. Hats have been around for a long time serving different purposes, from purely utilitarian to status symbols and fashion statements. “They can complement…

Chef couple shares a passion for food

Story and picture originally published in Taos News Photo: Katharine Egli There is a new restaurant in town—Medley, that opened on May 28th. It is located where the Old Blinking Light used to be, but the owners, Chefs Wilks and Colleen Medley, want people to know one thing: “This isn’t the renovated Old Blinking Light,”…

Jethro’s Genuine Texas Barbeque: “the King and Queen of BBQ”

Originally published in Taos News When the 2015 Best of Taos Award for best BBQ went to a restaurant located in Angel Fire, Shera Maher and Richard Nance knew exactly what kind of business they were going to get into. “It was clear that Taos needed its own authentic BBQ place,” said Maher. And that…