City Guide to Santa Fe - Part 2!

After a fun weekend with my boyfriend in Santa Fe last weekend (read my last post to understand why I went two weekends in a row), I was ready to check Santa Fe out with my sister and shopping buddy. This time around we spent significantly more time perusing the local shops and the infamous native american jewelry tradesmen in the square at the Palace of the Governors. I bought some gorgeous gold feather earrings to celebrate my (small, 1/8th) native american heritage. We purchased a couple of traditional Santa Fe style hand-made blankets and other trinkets from the Sante Fe Old Town Square before brunch.

All that shopping had us in dire need for some coffee and brunch! We found an adorable little French cafe called Chez Mamou that served baked goods, brunch, and prosecco - what more could we need? We asked to be seated outside in their quaint little courtyard to enjoy the beautiful day. It was a perfect venue for a relaxing light brunch,

Our small cottage that I found on Homeaway was perfectly situated within walking distance of all of the happenings. Around the corner is Whole Foods, perfect to grab a kombucha or light snack and it was walking distance to the Railyard. The second morning of our trip, I decided to go for a run around the neighborhood and I stumbled upon the Santa Fe Farmer's Market that is hosted every Saturday at the Railyard! I must have missed it last weekend since we were hiking. I quickly called my sister to meet me for some local iced coffee and lavender donuts (score!). There was live music, fresh and local produce, meat, soap, baked goods, and more artisan crafts like wooden baskets and art. I definitely suggest checking it out when you're in town - it was my favorite find due to all the hustle and bustle of locals.

Later that afternoon, my friend's wedding ceremony was held at the famous Cathedral Basilica of St. Francsis Assisi. It was a gorgeous Catholic ceremony right in the middle of the town square and the reception was within walking distance, complete with tequila donkeys! After the reception, we bar-hopped down Canyon Road which is known for it's gorgeous art galleries and high-end restaurants and bars.

My second trip to Santa Fe was equally fun as I got the chance to discover even more about this unique city! Hopefully I can make a trip back during ski season some time.

Kat - Wander Life