Renewal Health Club offers a suite of services designed to help clients take control of their bodies. New members receive wellness evaluations and body measurements, helping the club's experts devise a regimen of healthy living to achieve each individual's goals. Health and wellness counselors give tips on revamping bad habits, and foot-detox programs draw out toxins from past lives spent eating poorly and jumping in industrial waste in search of superpowers.
Helmed by a seasoned faculty of chefs with diverse kitchen experiences, Santa Fe School of Cooking serves up internationally acclaimed culinary instruction with a specialty of Southwestern cuisine. Chef-led demonstration classes pack expert cooking techniques, take-home recipes, and full, freshly prepared meals into lively 2.5- to 3-hour food frenzies. Guests can choose from nearly 30 menu offerings, such as Southwest Tapas, which picks apart traditional finger foods and constructs modernized classics in the form of sautéed shrimp glazed with an orange-chipotle honey mustard and apricot empanaditas. The Southwest Brunch menu harvests a bounty of local ingredients while toeing the line between dawn and noon, tossing up blue-corn pecan pancakes, huevos rancheros, and quiche brimming with chipotle spinach and goat cheese. Drawing heavily from the innovation that distinguishes Santa Fe cuisine, Contemporary Southwest VI demonstrations delve into regional classics, including smoked pork tenderloin basted in a red-chili cider glaze and Mexican chocolate bistro cake—a scrumptious dessert crowned with freshly whipped cream and almonds toasted atop phoenix feathers. Check the schedule for a full listing of current offerings, all of which can save students from embarrassing Thanksgivings, disastrous dinners with in-laws, and foolhardy tamale-making face-offs.
Lauded for its inimitable art scene set against a stunning desert-dotted backdrop, Santa Fe might be the the ideal place to hold an art fair. Peppered with works from some of its 240 city galleries and pieces from international exhibitors, Art Santa Fe—now in its 13th year—expands on the city's proud tradition to showcase some of its most striking opuses alongside works by exhibitors from such far-flung locales as Madison, Wisconsin and Osaka, Japan. Visitors mingle with artists and art dealers while perusing gallery exhibits and art installations, all of which leads to a greater appreciation of the perfectly parallel yellow lines painted masterfully on many of America's highways. All tickets include admission to demonstrations of hanji papermaking by a Korean expert and monotype printing by a graphic artist.
For the fourth year in a row, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival has gathered filmmakers and performers to celebrate the independent film movement. The organizers continue to hold the event in an effort to boost economic development while also providing opportunities for educational, cultural, and artistic growth for the community. In doing so, they host panels with authors and decorated directors and question-and-answer sessions after screenings. Sponsors such as Cowgirl BBQ, KUNM 89.9 FM, and Garrett's Desert Inn serve swag and grub respectively, and every night of the festival sees its visitors feting films at bars around Santa Fe. The screenings, many of which are New Mexico premieres, take place at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, and the Center for Contemporary Arts.
Nambé has been a family owned company since 1951. The company uses its own unique metal alloy and a 15-step casting process to produce high-end tabletop, gift and home décor items. Nambé maintains the resultant metal designs have the beauty and luster of silver and the strength of iron, yet will not crack, peel or tarnish.
New Mexico Magazine showcases the diversity of its namesake southwestern state, documenting the fiestas and colorful characters of its tiniest communities along with the nightlife and gourmet cuisine of its metropolises. Founded in 1923, the publication stands as the country’s oldest state magazine, still piquing the interest of more than 100,000 readers after almost a century. One of its recurring features, the “Tasting NM” column, delights readers with favorite recipes and food facts, which can range from how to best prepare lamb to the easiest way to boil toast. Each of the magazine’s monthly issues pivots on a theme, such as October's “History and Mystery,” an issue that guides readers on a journey through local heritage, travel, and folklore.