New Mexico was always one of those far off places that I always wanted to visit, but never seemed to add it into my travel plans. What a mistake! I regret that I only traveled there at this juncture in my life, and not sooner. The food was tasty, the landscape breathtaking, the culture unique, the people genuine and friendly, and the colors more vibrant than I ever imagined. My best friend Jeff and I traveled from Alburquerque to Santa Fe and back, staying at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe,while embarking upon hiking, tram rides, museums, and The Turquoise Trail along the way.
Of course, some shopping was involved, and I couldn’t help but pick up some artisan-made souvenirs for myself and my family. One thing that was a bit tricky when figuring out what to pack and wear was the drastic changes in temperature from day to night in the area. It could be as much as a 30 degree difference (we often lit a fire at night), so having warm clothing and something with long sleeves nearby was a necessity. I packed this tunic dress from TerritoryAhead.com by Tasha Polizzi, inspired by Native American textiles, that I figured would be right at home in New Mexico. It was a dream, allowing me to seamlessly transition from day and night, while remaining cool and warm, respectively. From an aesthetic standpoint, I couldn’t help but be affected by the colors, traditional fabrics, and silhouettes of the region, especially having paid a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which are sure to stick with me for a long time — at least until the next time I can squeeze in a trip to New Mexico! Stay tuned for more coverage on the blog from my days spent in the land of enchantment.
In This Look:
Left Wrist: Pyramid Stud Bracelets, all Sorrelli (c/o)
Right Wrist: Kenneth Cole Men’s White Ceramic Watch (c/o), Crystal Bracelet (gift)