OKC or Bust #2: A Night in Sante Fe

On our road trip to OKC, we took a little detour to Sante Fe, New Mexico, as a way to honor our first anniversary which was otherwise consumed by our move. We absolutely loved this little southwestern town… all gussied up for Christmas!

While we did manage to pop a bottle of bubbly while packing boxes on our actual anniversary (Nov. 28th), we didn’t really get to celebrate that day because the moving truck rolled in the next morning and we had so much to do! So this little overnighter in such a charming town was fun for us. Sante Fe is a gem; they’ve zoned pretty much the entire town to avoid large signs and bold colors that distract from the surrounding natural beauty. So everything is built low, neutrally toned, adobe, and southwestern in style. The town dates back 400 years, including this church, which I shot by day and night. 

We stayed overnight at the Hotel Sante Fe, which we totally recommend…it’s lovely and close to the historic plaza. Nathan got a shot of me in front of the beautiful entry.

Of course, we scoped out the absolute BEST place to get breakfast on our way out of town…the charming French Pastry Shop at the Hotel La Fonda on the Plaza. Nutella crepe stuffed with strawberries? Yes, please!

What’s not to love about a bakery with signs on the wall like “bread baked on premises daily” and “crepes as meal?” Yum, yum, yum. 

We’ll go back to Sante Fe for sure…and squeeze in nearby Taos next time, too! 

– HBA

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About Holly Baumann Photography

I am Holly Baumann Ambuehl, a commercial and portrait photographer based in Central Illinois. My blog posts feature client work, but I just love to write, so I also write about owning a business, food and drink, travel, and my personal life! I am always honored when clients trust me to capture their vision, and equally so when my readers converse with me about what I've photographed or expressed here. I hope we'll have an opportunity to collaborate professionally and/or become friends. I'd love to hear what you think! - Holly
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