Macy modeling Penny Singer

Macy modeling Penny Singer

Macy with Ryan Lee Smith

Macy with Ryan Lee Smith

Indian Market 2014 with Carolyn Jackson. Wonderful lady and wife of Troy Jackson Jr

Indian Market 2014 with Carolyn Jackson. Wonderful lady and wife of Troy Jackson Jr

Wahlesah’s Thursday Indian Market To Do’s:

Grab breakfast at Tia Sophia’s

The La Fonda (I recommend the Huevos Rancheros and a Acai Berry Smoothy)

The Tea House on Canyon Road

or if you are on the Go at The Beestro downtown. (Devin, Natalie, and Chef Greg will treat you so nice)

10-5 IFAM Market in the Railyard Plaza. Starting at Noon the Stage will have various acts and performances to enjoy.

Make Sure you stop in at the booths of:

Nanibaa Beck 206, Heidi Brandow 212, Aaron Brokeshoulder 203, Kelly Church 409, Sun Rose Iron Shell 114, Courtney Leonard 107, Jane Osti 146, Diego Romero 405, Tchin 237, Stephen Wood 146, Cyrstal Worl 235.

Take a late lunch and Enjoy Tapas at La Boca from 3-5, swing around the corner to Ecco Gelato for some cool gelato and taste your heart away.

4 PM Hotel De Chimayo Dorothy Grant Fashion Show.

5-7 PM IAIA Mocna Late Summer Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception 108 Cathedral Place

8 PM-10 PM Concert on the Hill at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo. A Tribe Called Red will perform. Free.

My wonderful husband, daughter and I enjoyed the Patio at Inn of the Anasazi last night, special plus: it rained on us!

My wonderful husband, daughter and I enjoyed the Patio at Inn of the Anasazi last night, special plus: it rained on us!

My favorites from this summer:
Pick them up at the Cos Bar in Santa Fe or from Mac.

My favorites from this summer:
Pick them up at the Cos Bar in Santa Fe or from Mac.

Wahlesah’s Wednesday August 20th, 2014 Indian Market Things to Do:
Once you arrive to town you will want some red chile or green chile and a Margarita:
Tomasita’s 
The Shed
La Fonda La Plazuela
Gabriel’s (a drive, but worth it)
1:00 View the film: “Navajo Film Themselves” at the New Mexico History Museum downtown (113 Lincoln Avenue). A film about in the summer of 1966 where Navajo students were taught to use cameras to produce documentary films. 118 minutes. Presented by the National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA as part of the Native Cinema Showcase. More Info
Enjoy the vendors on the Plaza under the Portal of the Governors. Take Cash. If you forget your cash, there is an ATM a block away at First National Bank. 
Then, stop in at  Malouf on the Plaza to buy some bling pre-Indian Market and those leggings or jacket that you forgot to pack (since it’s Monsoon season). If you came to Santa Fe without your turquoise (the real thing, not the fake, here in Santa Fe we can tell the fake a mile away. In this city  don’t dare to be spotted with fake turquoise or fake coral) Pictured: Artie Yellowhorse & Daughters Turquoise Bracelet $730.00

Next Up, Luccehse (Open from 10-6) 57 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-820-1883
Pick up some cowboy boots. These “Averill” beauties are made of Goat Leather $1,095. Now, Disclaimer all of us locals will know you are a tourist. But, that is okay. If you come to Santa Fe, rock them because they are gorgeous after all.

However, if you are more in the mood for something you can wear once you are back, I’d pick up these “Carolina’s” made from Alligator for 1295. Buy it all here


Since all of that shopping, ones husband and you will need a pick me upper:
Head over to Kakawa Chocolate House 1050 Paseo De Peralta and pick up some Souvenir Chocolates for your friends and drink a cup of Chocolate. More Info

5:30 Collected Works Bookstore Book Signing with Native American Artist Kevin Red Star. Sponsored by SWAIA and Collected Works. Dorothy, one of the co-owners, is a great lady. We always enjoy going in and picking up some gifts and books. If you get there before me and pick up the last turquoise journal, I will be upset. My daughter took over on my latest one. Anyway:
202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe Free to the Public. Pick up the book for $50 dollars.

Kevin Red Star is not only one of the most acclaimed Native American artists, but he is also a visual historian of his people, the Crow. His art celebrates, commemorates, and perpetuates the Crow culture. Daniel Gibson and Kitty Leaken showcase the talents of Red Star in this collection of artwork while also exploring his motivations. Red Star’s childhood on the reservation, his time at the Institute of American Indian Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, and his friends and family are all a part of his ever-evolving path of expression that makes his artwork so iconoclastic. (From Collected Works website)
Dinner on the Patio at: (If you don’t follow anything else I say, Believe me when I give restaurant recommendations, we eat out all the time, and all of the restaurants are on my speed dial. My mother is an excellent cook, I choose not to be)
Coyote Cantina (Tory, one of the owners is a gem)
La Posada El Fuego Restaurant (They may even have smores available later in the night outside for you)
Luminaria
Inn of the Anasazi (we were there last night, at this time of year you can’t expect the best service, but the food from Chef Juan was wonderful as always.)
La Casa Sena
After Dinner Drinks and enjoy the sunset:
La Fonda’s Bell Tower (closes one hour after sunset)

The Coyote Cantina or inside at The Coyote Cafe
or La Posada’s Bar
Afterwords:
Check out IFAM’s Kick off Party at The Den (below the Coyote). Begins at 9 AM. Cover Charge $5. Drink Loads of water while you are here,  and remember the altitude effects your alcohol intake. (Go light). Have tons of fun and be safe.
-Wahlesah

Wahlesah’s Wednesday August 20th, 2014 Indian Market Things to Do:

Once you arrive to town you will want some red chile or green chile and a Margarita:

Tomasita’s

The Shed

La Fonda La Plazuela

Gabriel’s (a drive, but worth it)

1:00 View the film: “Navajo Film Themselves” at the New Mexico History Museum downtown (113 Lincoln Avenue). A film about in the summer of 1966 where Navajo students were taught to use cameras to produce documentary films. 118 minutes. Presented by the National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA as part of the Native Cinema Showcase. More Info

Enjoy the vendors on the Plaza under the Portal of the Governors. Take Cash. If you forget your cash, there is an ATM a block away at First National Bank. 

Then, stop in at  Malouf on the Plaza to buy some bling pre-Indian Market and those leggings or jacket that you forgot to pack (since it’s Monsoon season). If you came to Santa Fe without your turquoise (the real thing, not the fake, here in Santa Fe we can tell the fake a mile away. In this city  don’t dare to be spotted with fake turquoise or fake coral) Pictured: Artie Yellowhorse & Daughters Turquoise Bracelet $730.00

Next Up, Luccehse (Open from 10-6) 57 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-820-1883

Pick up some cowboy boots. These “Averill” beauties are made of Goat Leather $1,095. Now, Disclaimer all of us locals will know you are a tourist. But, that is okay. If you come to Santa Fe, rock them because they are gorgeous after all.

However, if you are more in the mood for something you can wear once you are back, I’d pick up these “Carolina’s” made from Alligator for 1295. Buy it all here

Since all of that shopping, ones husband and you will need a pick me upper:

Head over to Kakawa Chocolate House 1050 Paseo De Peralta and pick up some Souvenir Chocolates for your friends and drink a cup of Chocolate. More Info

5:30 Collected Works Bookstore Book Signing with Native American Artist Kevin Red Star. Sponsored by SWAIA and Collected Works. Dorothy, one of the co-owners, is a great lady. We always enjoy going in and picking up some gifts and books. If you get there before me and pick up the last turquoise journal, I will be upset. My daughter took over on my latest one. Anyway:

202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe Free to the Public. Pick up the book for $50 dollars.

Kevin Red Star is not only one of the most acclaimed Native American artists, but he is also a visual historian of his people, the Crow. His art celebrates, commemorates, and perpetuates the Crow culture. Daniel Gibson and Kitty Leaken showcase the talents of Red Star in this collection of artwork while also exploring his motivations. Red Star’s childhood on the reservation, his time at the Institute of American Indian Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, and his friends and family are all a part of his ever-evolving path of expression that makes his artwork so iconoclastic. (From Collected Works website)

Dinner on the Patio at: (If you don’t follow anything else I say, Believe me when I give restaurant recommendations, we eat out all the time, and all of the restaurants are on my speed dial. My mother is an excellent cook, I choose not to be)

Coyote Cantina (Tory, one of the owners is a gem)

La Posada El Fuego Restaurant (They may even have smores available later in the night outside for you)

Luminaria

Inn of the Anasazi (we were there last night, at this time of year you can’t expect the best service, but the food from Chef Juan was wonderful as always.)

La Casa Sena

After Dinner Drinks and enjoy the sunset:

La Fonda’s Bell Tower (closes one hour after sunset)

The Coyote Cantina or inside at The Coyote Cafe

or La Posada’s Bar

Afterwords:

Check out IFAM’s Kick off Party at The Den (below the Coyote). Begins at 9 AM. Cover Charge $5. Drink Loads of water while you are here,  and remember the altitude effects your alcohol intake. (Go light). Have tons of fun and be safe.

-Wahlesah

Jamie Okuma’s Italian Pony Hair Tote. I absolutely love it. Hand Sewn and Fabricated. An original by an award winning Native American artist. (Luiseno/Shoshone- Bannock) Get it at her Indian Market Booth this weekend in Santa Fe at 218 PAL. (Palace Avenue)

Jamie Okuma’s Italian Pony Hair Tote. I absolutely love it. Hand Sewn and Fabricated. An original by an award winning Native American artist. (Luiseno/Shoshone- Bannock) Get it at her Indian Market Booth this weekend in Santa Fe at 218 PAL. (Palace Avenue)

Indian Market is upon us! 
A very exciting time, Amber-Dawn Bear Robe is having an open call for models for the SFIM14 Fashion Event Series. 
Due by August 15th, 2014

Indian Market is upon us!

A very exciting time, Amber-Dawn Bear Robe is having an open call for models for the SFIM14 Fashion Event Series.

Due by August 15th, 2014

I love that she leans on  me.

I love that she leans on  me.

It’s summer.

I love my Chanel’s but totally love these beaded sunglasses as well. Totally cute and made by Native’s.

Top: Candace Halcro  (XL Hippie Beaded Sunglasses)

Buy them here $60

Bottom:  Page G (Hand Beaded Black Sunglasses)

Buy them here  $28.50

Happy Birthday Little M.

Birthday’s are always a big deal in our house, we are glad Little M enjoyed her birthday by taking a trip to the waterpark, having a shopping spree at the mall, and a dinner party at Inn of the Anasazi, then cake and ice cream back at the house. We enjoyed it, but now mommy and daddy are exhausted. ha.

What Wahlesah Wants (for the home)

Butterfly Blanket by Mi Lo Creations $69.00

Buy it here

100 percent cotton

i”ndicative of Michelle signature attention to detail and balance, the “Transformation” design depicts a butterfly in the Acoma tradition.  So whether you’re curling up on the couch to transition form work to relaxation or relaxation to work, this blanket will make sure you and your loved ones get there in style and comfort.”

Who doesn’t need another throw! They always come in so useful when guests arrive or in our case when Macy decides she wants to add another ten blankets to her bed.

Transformation Throw Pillow by Mi Lo Creations (Black and White)

16 x 16  $34.00

Buy it here

Perfect to add some pop to a room! This will look great on our turquoise couch.

Kamama Skin Care (Native Owned and Operated Organic Skin Care Line)

I’ve been using Kamama Pure Silk Skin Care lotion the past few months, since the desert completely dries out my skin and every other lotion makes me feel heavy or I have to put on a gallon of it to get the effects. This one absorbs quickly, I can’t smell a scent which I like because I like to layer my Marc Jacobs Dot parfum with it, and the moisturizing effects last for hours.

Kamama is Native American owned and operated by my dear friend and a great lady, Holly Kirk. “Kamama Skin Care was founded in 2010 by Holly Kirk as part of a vision to provide a natural and organic based line of skin care products to Oklahoma. Utilizing a holistic approach to skin management, Kamama directly draws upon the principles and practices of Ayurveda in developing and making all of its products.”

Buy it here at Kamamaskincare.com: