Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving at La Fonda

Posted in Santa Fe Dining with tags , , , on November 26, 2010 by Jenny Kimball

We served over 550 people yesterday at our Thanksgiving buffet. Where else can you see two life-size Canadian Geese flying high overhead, carved completely out of ice, while at the same time, partaking of Chef Lane Warner’s top notch cuisine? The table had a bounteous array of colors and delectable offerings. Despite the size of the crowd, including a large group of long-time attendees, The Roads Scholars, the line moved quickly, keeping one and all satisfied. We even had one intrepid guest, Mr. Pipes, line up at 8:30 am for an 11:00 buffet; just to make sure he got the seat he wanted (sounds like some of the lines for the Black Friday sales!)

Hungry for 1st La Fonda Thanksgiving!

La Fonda also took care of its own by sticking to its long held tradition of giving a turkey to each employee, to make sure all had a bountiful meal. We at La Fonda have much to be thankful for, and I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Santa Fe Recycles!

Posted in Art, Santa Fe Non-Profits with tags , , , on November 15, 2010 by Jenny Kimball

Recycle Santa Fe’s Art Festival occurred this past weekend at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, located in the Railyard. Attached are a few pics showing some of the goodies from the show. From evening gowns to placemats, there was something there for everyone. Each product must contain at least 75% rescued/reused materials and the creativity and artistry were amazing. I came home with a fabulous piece of art. This is the 12th year of the festival and it shows how many Santa Feans care about recycling and helping our planet survive.

One of the original organizers and the inventor of the “Trash Fashion Show”, Nancy Judd, has produced a lovely evening gown out of recycled La Fonda bed sheets which is to be adorned with long paper chains of pledges from children around the country explaining how they will save the planet. Check out her website for more amazing creations.  recyclerunway.com


Mostar Bridge

Posted in General with tags , , , on November 4, 2010 by Jenny Kimball

Every Wednesday the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper chooses a reader submitted photograph to publish in its travel section.  On pure whim, I submitted a photograph from my recent family trip to Croatia.  Much to my surprise, my photo was chosen for publication.

If you didn’t catch Wednesday’s edition, here is the photo that was chosen.

This bridge in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina has a storied history only a few decades longer than La Fonda.  Commissioned in 1558 and one of a kind in the region, its stone arch design was considered state of the art technology at the time.

Read more about the ‘Sloping Bridge’ here.

A River Runs Through Val Kilmer’s Ranch

Posted in General, Santa Fe Non-Profits, Who's Who on November 1, 2010 by Jenny Kimball

And it was flowing Thursday when he graciously opened his house for a luncheon fundraiser for The Wildlife Center. The Wildlife Center owns 20 acres of land south of Espanola, containing a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center. Their mission is to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. Their volunteers and staff brought a variety of owls to Kilmer’s Ranch to show them off to all potential donors. Attached are a few pics of a burrowing owl, a screech owl and a great horned owl. Check out the Wildlife Center’s website www.thewildlifecenter.org to learn more about what they do and to read about donor and volunteer possibilities. My check is already in the mail. And, if you have a few extra dollars lying around, Kilmer’s Pecos River Ranch is on the market for a cool 23 million, which is down from the earlier listing price of $33 million a few weeks ago.