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When one is in New Mexico, some time around the plaza in Santa Fe is welcome. Maybe a limeade from the cart in the afternoon (or even some tamales if you please), or perhaps a gander at the Southwestern jewelry.
This time I discovered a new (to me) store. Passementrie sells artisan clothing made with fabric with hand-blocked patterns. For the materials and quality and style, their prices are reasonable, too. I liked their Santa Fe Dress with Cap Sleeves (actually I think it's the Top, but it's dress length, too). Feminine shapes, colors, and patterns that stand apart from trends. You can dress them up or down and fit them into a variety of styles. (The dress I'm wearing in the picture is not from there, though I am standing outside the shop.)
And then of course nearby the plaza area is Canyon Road, home to the art galleries. You could spend hours there visiting each one during the day if you like, or simply stroll on the outside in the cool evening. The buildings and the landscape are classic Santa Fe.
For classic Santa Fe fine dining, Canyon Road is also home to Geronimo Restaurant. The 1756 adobe has fresh white walls and tablecloths paired with muted lighting. Pictured is the Mocha Caramel Tart, which was perhaps a bit more like a mousse than a tart. But it was still pretty, a quiet way to finish off a Santa Fe day.