Sunday, February 26, 2012

From Broadway to Santa Fe - Miss Patti LuPone!

Guests of Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn fortunate enough to be in Santa Fe on March 1 will have the incredible opportunity of seeing Broadway legend, Patti LuPone, at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Centre.

Miss LuPone's recent Broadway performances have been the critically-acclaimed "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Gypsy", for which she won a Tony and numerous other awards for her brilliance in the role of Rose.

She has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie HallKennedy Center, and throughout the world.  To see her in such an intimate setting as the Lensic is truly a treat!

Ticket prices range from $20-$92 and may be purchased online or by phoning 505.988.1234.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:30pm
Lensic Performing Arts Centre
112 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chocolate Seduction in Santa Fe

Chocolate, the food of the gods, is also a highly desired commodity around Valentine's Day.  Just a few blocks from the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn are two of Santa Fe's best chocolatiers, where you can find incredible selections of artisanal chocolates.

Kakawa Chocolate House, just around the corner from the inn at 1050 E. Paseo de Peralta, is featuring Aphrodisiac Truffles this Valentine's, as well as many other fabulous truffles incorporating the finest dark chocolate, agave, flowers, herbs, nuts, caramels and even gold!  I LOVE getting a box of Kakawa truffles for Valentine's Day!!!  Kakawa also specializes in authentic and historic drinking chocolates based on recipes from 1000 BC to the mid-1900's.

Another nearby chocolate wonderland is Todos Santos, just a few blocks down Palace Avenue in the Sena Plaza Couryard.  The specialty here is hand-carved chocolate milagros (religious folk charms), coated in edible chocolate and silver, which are delicious works of art.

Chocolate lovers staying at Hacienda Nicholas may also want to check out the Chocolate Decadence Treatment at Absolute Nirvana Spa, just across the street.  Two hours of chocolate bliss, including a full body massage, a scrub with organic raw cacao and cane sugar, a mask with yogurt and honey, your own private steam, and then a soak in a hand-carved granite tub filled with the petals of a dozen red roses.  While luxuriating in your tub, nibble on tropical fruits and, you guessed it, hand-rolled chocolate truffles made with organic raw cacao and agave.  Now this is Nirvana in Chocolate!



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day in Santa Fe

Looking for a bit of romance this Valentine's Day?  Book a room at The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn - perhaps one of the private suites with king beds and fireplaces - and then wow your sweetheart with a Couples Treatment at Absolute Nirvana Spa, just across the street.

Snuggle under our heavenly down comforters before heading over to enjoy a Southwestern-themed hot breakfast in front of a blazing fire.  Then choose from one of the many tantalizing spa treatments at Absolute Nirvana.  The spa is offering a Valentine's Special throughout the month of February, which includes two full body massages with warm oils infused with organic chocolate and rose essence, followed by a decadent rose petal bath in an oversized granite tub.  Luxuriate with your loved one in a sea of roses from the petals of two dozen red roses as you sip Javanese Ginger Tea and nibble on tropical fruits and homemade truffles, a fire burning at your feet.

Many of Santa Fe's restaurants offer special dinners for Valentine's Day, including La Casa Sena, Osteria  and The Old House (a $25 prix fixe menu!).  The staff of The Hacienda Nicholas will be happy to help you in booking your Valentine's dinner.