Saturday, January 28, 2012

Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - Not to be Missed!

Guests come to the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn from far and wide to explore Santa Fe's Native American art and culture.  A current not-to-missed exhibit at The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is Woven Identities, showcasing a wide array of baskets woven by artists from 60 different North American tribes and pueblos.  While the majority of these baskets were made for purely functional  purposes such as carrying food and water, and even cooking, basket making is truly an art.  This exhibit was curated to illustrate the weavers' focus on creating utilitarian objects with a clear emphasis on beauty.

Of the 241 baskets in this major exhibition, you will see examples of braiding, coiling, false embroidery and cross weaving.  Baskets also incorporate materials found in the wild such as wrapped twine, corn husks, roots, branches, leaves, bark and grass.

While you are on Museum Hill, you might also want to check out the famous International Folk Art Museum, a favorite of our returning guests.  Should you need a bit of nourishment in between museums, step into the Museum Hill Cafe for a tasty selection of soups, sandwiches and burgers, along with a stunning view..

This fascinating exhibition runs now through April 1, 2014.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
710 Camino Lejo (off Old Santa Fe Trail)
Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Allure's Big January Sale

Many of our female guests at The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn (and male too, for that matter!) will be interested in checking out the mega sale happening now at Allure, purveyors of luxurious lingerie in downtown Santa Fe.   Stop by their boutique at 328 Guadalupe Street and take advantage of discounts up to 75% on selected items.

You might also want to stroll across the street to visit the jewelry shop of my friend Dell Fox.  Dell goes to Bali at least once a year for inspiration, jewel buying and creation of her truly stunning pieces.  Along with an Indonesian flavor, she also gets her inspiration from the cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and India.  She uses 22K gold and precious stones to make the most intricate and delicate of pieces results in the most stunning jewelry.  Dell Fox Jewelry is located in the Sanbusco Market Center at 500 Montezuma Avenue.

The Sanbusco Market Center is also home to many more fun and interesting shops, as well as a couple of tasty dining establishments.  In the mood for yummy Italian?  Check out Pranzo Italian Grill.  New to the Sanbusco Market Center is Ragaa, serving authentic and perfectly spiced East Indian cuisine.

There is way more to Santa Fe than shopping, but that being said, we are known for our plethora of unique shopping opportunities.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine's Day is Fast-Approaching - Are you Ready?

Valentine's Day is the ideal time to show your loved one how much you care, and a stay at a romantic B&B like Hacienda Nicholas Bed and Breakfast Inn in Santa Fe makes for a truly memorable time together.  Choose a room with a king bed and fireplace where you can enjoy a bottle of wine or champagne from the vast selection at The Casa Sena Wine Shop, just two blocks away.

For a truly fabulous Valentine's, book our Romance Package, which includes a couples treatment at our Absolute Nirvana Spa, located in the quiet gardens of our neighboring sister inn, The Madeleine.

Upon arrival you will find a dozen red roses and chocolate covered strawberries in your room.  Along with two nights of lodging, our Romance Package includes a relaxing Master-Level Master's Massage for two, followed by a bath in an oversized granite tub filled with the petals of two dozen red roses, a fire burning at your feet.  Two nights stays begin at just $539.

For the ultimate indulgence, choose the Deluxe Romance Package, which includes two nights of lodging, roses and chocolate covered strawberries in your room, PLUS a Two Hour Couples Deluxe Treatment at Absolute Nirvana Spa.  Consider the Organic Chocolate Decadence - a full body massage with warm aromatic rose & chocolate infused oils, a scrub of raw cacao, brown rice powder and cane sugar, followed by a mask of cacao and yogurt.  After basking in your own private steam room, slip into a sea of rose petals as you nibble on tropical fruits and homemade chocolate truffles, while gazing at the fire.  Prices for the Deluxe Romance Package start at $720.