Friday, September 30, 2011

New Exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art

Guests at The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn generally try to fit in a visit to the popular Museum of International Folk Art while in Santa Fe. Whether this is your first visit or you have been multiple times, the museum is always a delight. Along with the permanent collection (the world's largest collection of folk art) is a revolving exhibit that never ceases to amaze with its innovative and creative curating. Opening on Saturday, October 1 is the exhibit Young Brides, Old Treasures, featuring a magnificent collection of Macedonian embroidered dresses made primarily from 1890 to 1920. On display will be 27 mannequins wearing intricate and colorful ensembles representing various parts of the country, and women at various stages of life. Until fairly recently, one could ascertain not only where a Macedonian woman lived, but also whether she was married, had children, was widowed, and more, just by looking at her clothing. The ensembles often incorporated many fabrics, from wool to cotton to silk, along with intricate embroidery using metallic or cotton threads and adornments of metals, glass beads and plastic.

Admission prices are $9 for adults and no charge for children 16 and under. Another option is to get a 2-museum pass or 4-museum pass - definitely the way to go if you plan on visiting more than one museum during your stay.

This particular exhibit will be up through January 5, 2012. Museum Hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesdays through Sundays, closed Mondays.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Exhibit at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Art lovers congregate each evening at the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Social Hour, sharing their thoughts on Santa Fe's Museums and Art Galleries. Sure to foster much discussion are two new exhibits at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, featuring works from the permanent collection as well as a show of Robert Henri. Henri, an often overlooked American impressionist painter, is known as the leader of the urban realists group known as "The Ashkan School". The new exhibit, featuring 50 Irish-themed paintings on loan from both private and public collections, can be seen now through January 15, 2012.

The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm (open until 7pm on Fridays). General admission is $10, $5 for New Mexico residents, $5 for military and law enforcement officials, $8 for seniors and students age 18 and above, and free to all under the age of 18.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Experience the Passion of Flamenco

We provide the Bed and the Breakfast at Hacienda Nicholas, but the entertainment is up to you. I recommend to all guests this fall that they treat themselves to a night of exciting flamenco at The Lodge at Santa Fe, in the renowned Maria Benitez Cabaret Theatre. Here you will experience the fire and passion of Spanish Flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero & the EntreFlamenco Company. The production runs now through October 23, 2011, with performances beginning nightly at 8:30pm. This intimate theatre, with seating for just 160, also offers beverage and tapas service, making for a whole evening of Spanish culture.

These performances of authentic Andalucian Flamenco are directed and choreographed by principal dancer Antonio Granjero, who worked closely with Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco for over 10 years.

Tickets prices range from $25-$55 and may be purchased by phoning 505.988.1234 or online at

The Lodge at Santa Fe
Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco
750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Check out Globalquerque

Music lovers staying at The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn over the weekend of September 16 and 17 may want to spend some time at Globalquerque, New Mexico's 7th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture.

You will be entertained by world music entertainers from 5 continents, with musicians from Pakistan, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, France and New Zealand, to name just a few. Among the line-up are Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole from Louisiana, Buffy Sainte-Marie for some Cree music, DePedro from Spain, and Gaida from Syria.

The nightly concerts begin at 6pm and take place on three different stages. In addition to the musical events is the Global Fiesta, taking place from 10:30am-4pm, featuring workshops, demonstrations, hands-on crafts, international dance classes, food, shopping and more. The world comes to Albuquerque during these two days!

Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $60 for an adult two-day pass and $35 for an adult one-day pass. Save some money by purchasing your tickets in advance by calling 505.724.4771. Advance ticket prices are $50 for two days and $30 for one day. Children get in for half price.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
September 16 and 17, 2011
1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Calling all Willy Nelson Fans!

Many of our guests at The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn are music lovers, with some coming for the Santa Fe Opera, others for the Santa Fe Chamber Music or the Desert Chorale. For those who prefer country music, a real treat is in store with the upcoming performance of Willy Nelson and Family on September 17. Making the event that much more special is the venue. The legendary Willy Nelson will be performing at The Santa Fe Opera, a truly incredible stage.

This concert, a benefit for The Santa Fe Watershed Association, will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30pm, for one show only.

Ticket prices range from $25-$102 and may be purchased by calling 505.988.1234 or online at

Friday, September 2, 2011

21st Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival

The second most favorite event in Santa Fe for guests of the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn, after Indian Market, is the upcoming Wine and Chile Festival. This event, now in its 21st year, features five days of fabulous wine tastings and some of the best food the town has to offer.

The festival is a food and wine connoisseur's Disneyland, with cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and a myriad of special luncheons and dinners at Santa Fe's most highly-acclaimed restaurants. Choose from Wine Dinners at Amavi, Restaurant Martin, The Compound and many more top Santa Fe Restaurants. Capping off this glorious five-day abundance of food and wine is the Grand Food & Wine Tasting, where guests savor food from 75 of Santa Fe's best restaurants and great vintages from 90 world-class wineries. These festivities take place under huge tents at the Santa Fe Opera, with its scenic mountain vistas and dramatic sunset view enhancing the evening's enjoyment.

Because this is such a popular event, tickets tend to sell out. If you are planning on attending, I advise getting your tickets right away.

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
539 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505