Monday, April 28, 2014

Leaving Santa Fe

It was such a wonderful time with wonderful women in a wonderful place. We made memories. Nancy (and Tony, who learned quite a lot about the ways of sewing friends, and that Nancy's behavior re textiles is perfectly normal) were perfect hosts and guides, and everything went so smoothly. Her suggestion that we stay at La Fonda masse for a wonderful stay. I recommend this fabulous hotel for anyone wanting a relaxing, pampered getaway. Meeting Margy and Sharon (Shams) was so much fun, and I know we'll be getting together again. Ann was with us for what seemed like a very short time. She is such a delight that we wanted more.
And Patti. The originator of our group, she is a masterful mixer of personalities, always congenial and of course, she's a Legend!
This dragon was in front of a gallery on Canyon Road, a delightful art district with lots of outdoor art as well as lovely shops. Jan and I took a short walk from La Fonda on the advice of Margy, and it was well worth it. I loved this little Frog Prince.
We enjoyed visiting the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Palace of the Governors, which is also a museum. We had the most fantastic tour guide there,a former librarian from USC, who really made it comes alive, and drew everyone into the narrative.
I will probably be writing more later about this trip, and especially about the wonderful Snoop Shopping we did. Santa Fe Dry Goods, you are a wonderful place!

12 comments:

Donna W said...

Looks like a fun time!

Gorgeous Things said...

It was so wonderful to see everyone again and to meet Margy and Sharon/Shams!!!!

cidell said...

This sounds fabulous.

patti said...

Nancy did a fantastic job putting the weekend together. I am savoring the memories, and already looking forward to the 2015 get-together!

Mardel said...

It looks like you all had such a wonderful time and I am sorry I could not be there as well. But I'm happy that you took that dress you wore for the dinner.

Vicki said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Liana said...

Mardel, I think of you every time I wear that dress. The gorgeous Valentino fabric is perfect, thanks to you!

Carole Mellin said...

What a wonderful getaway with such delightful sewing friends! I grew up in New Mexico and we always stayed at La Fonda when visiting Santa Fe. I miss Santa Fe and REAL Mexican food all the time.

Sharon Nichols said...

Carole, I grew up in New Mexico too! About 30 miles from Santa Fe. I very much miss it too.

Jane M said...

Fabulous! The fun and creative energy are just bursting off my screen. So happy to see you enjoy this great visit. I haven't been to any part of New Mexico yet so love your pics.

shams said...

A nice recap, Liana! It was so delightful to meet and chat with you! We definitely need a follow up! (And I will follow up on some of your bra recommendations.)

Goodbye Valentino said...

What a great group of women! I know you had a blast together :)