Macy had a fun 2014 Halloween party! Thanks to all of our friends that came out!
Oklahoma Serve It Up, Inc. Tennis clinic
I recently traveled to Oklahoma to present a free tennis clinic to tribal members of the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band, and other tribes. We had close to 20 youth and their parents participate learning how to enjoy tennis together, with a court of without. We played at the Tahlequah High School Tennis Courts from 4-6 PM and had a great time. Thank you to Macy Rose, 11, for her help, I couldn’t have done it without her.
Serve It Up, Inc., a non-profit whose board is a majority of Native American tribal members, shares tennis with Native American communities throughout the United States as well as underserved children, teaching skills that translate on court and off.
The Eric Rose Family Portraits!
(with Wahlesah Rose and Macy Rose)
Thanks to Tailinh Agoyo who shot our family photo’s for 2014. It was so relaxed on a Saturday Morning and we shot at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Tailinh is golden and I love working with her and so when she let me know she had availability for family shoots, we jumped! Contact her to set up a time.
Macy modeling Penny Singer
Macy with Ryan Lee Smith
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 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:
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)
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
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.
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