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Canyon Road – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico – Michael’s Blog

Canyon Road – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico – Michael’s Blog

Rich in art and history, Canyon Road is the cultural center of Santa Fe.  Located in the heart of the Historic Eastside, the art galleries found on the ¾ mile lane are what help make Santa Fe not only a world-class travel destination but also the 2nd largest art market in the country.  My family takes its daily walk on Canyon Road from our home in the South Capitol District.  One of our favorite destinations is The Teahouse,

on the corner of Palace Avenue and Canyon Road, where we stop for one of their exotic teas and a decadent pastry. The adobe walls and luxury gardens are a spectacular sight this time of year and it’s a delight when we can discover who and what lives behind them. Santa Fe was once known as the Lilac Capitol of the world.  The word “Gringo” was given to us during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), when U.S. Cavalry troops, riding through Mexico, would sing “Green Grow the Lilacs”.   You’ll also find Nathalie’s

clothing and furniture shop, fine dining at Geronimo’s,

live music and Spanish tapas served at El Farol.

If you hear my Christmas music album, “A Tender Santa Fe Christmas“,

you’ll get the feel for what awaits you on Christmas Eve, when thousands of people from all over the world gather here to walk Canyon Road in a light snow, to view the decorations, sing carols around blazing luminarios and to share in the spirit that is Santa Fe.



My Business to Business Referral

Each week I present to you an outstanding business.  Dr. Gabriel Roybal is our family dentist and has been for 20 years.  His office is one of the most elegant and was designed by local architect David Naylor. Dr. Roybal has achieved national recognition for excellence for cosmetic dentistry by his peers.  It is estimated Dr. Roybal has placed more than 30,000 porcelain veneers, crowns and crown restorations during the course of his career.  Gabriel is a person I can put my name to.  He can be reached at 505.989.8749 and on the Web at www.gabrielroybal.com Let him know I referred you and he will take extra special care of you.  If you need something, please call me on my cell at 505.470.4180 or Email me at mumphrey@Brisf.com

I’ll see you in the neighborhood,


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