Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I consider myself to be one of the luckiest gals on the planet for many reasons
but today because of how close I live to
the Land of Enchantment and magical city of Santa Fe, New Mexico

We are only 5 hours and the drive is part of the wonderfulness of it

we try to visit a few times each year 
and if you twisted my arm behind my back,  I could not choose which season I love the best...

 they are all beyond breathtaking

I'm sorry MLK had to die, but for us it creates a bank holiday, and with 
baby Pshigoda due in February...this will be our best time to go for a while

This trip we are staying somewhere new....it's fun to experience them all!!
(I am sharing the hotel site photos...they are wonderful and make me so excited to go!)

we will arrive in the day for check in

but can you imagine walking into this lobby after a long drive or flight?
I can't stop looking at it

I think I could spend the entire weekend right here reading about

but this looks pretty inviting
and so does this!

The Screto Lounge was winner of Best Cocktails in 2013
I can only think they got better with time!

one thing I try to see each time 
is something that just makes this life's journey seem to be in another realm....
please tell me you will put this on your life list!

On a trip to Taos many years ago, Mr. PV bought me this bracelet that I love and wear almost every day....it's true...
my soul 
lives in the Land of Enchantment

Wishing you all a safe long weekend and please use the link below to book your trip and meet us there!



Karena Albert said...

Enjoy Gina, the Hotel St. Francis looks marvelous! Oh and I would love to see the miraculous staircase!

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Anonymous said...

that truly is the land of enchantment, a beautiful place for sure, a beautiful bracelet as well , such a wonderful gift,

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Gina,
It truly is one of the most soulfully beautiful spots ... Enjoy refresh, enrich and cut loose.

Heather - New House New Home said...

Jealous girl here in Canada!!! Having been to Santa Fe just once (and probably the only time), I long for it's beauty too.
I can still taste the chill rellenos at the courtyard restaurant!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

We're on our way to meet you! Love the bracelet!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Your trip sounds so wonderful. I love the serenity those photos give of that hotel. Enjoy your time.

miss b said...

Happy New Year! The hotel loooks wonderful and the lobby in particular looks so warm and inviting. I've always loved spiral stircases too and this one is stunning!

Brandi said...

Hope you have a great trip!

António Jesus Batalha said...

Muito bom o seu blog, estive a percorre-lo li alguma coisa, porque espero voltar mais algumas vezes,deu para perceber a sua dedicação em partilhar o seu saber.
Se me der a honra de visitar e ler algumas coisas no Peregrino e servo ficarei radiante.
E se gostar e desejar comente.
Que Deus vos abençõe e guarde.
Abraço.Peregrino E Servo.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Palavras gentis são um favo de mel, doçura para a alma
e saúde para o corpo.(Pr 16,24)
Obrigada amiga, pela visita atenciosa!
Beijo grande, Marie.

Ivy and Elephants said...

It is so enchanting! Now this is what I call a relaxing vacation. So peaceful and calming. Take ME!!!
Have a wonderful time, and a safe journey.
Big hugs,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a gorgeous place, GINA! And I wish you a lovely and safe trip.

Thank you my friend, for coming by to visit. I simply have no time, even time to repost as you suggested. The only thing I will be doing is taking my mornings before work to VISIT you all, but I have to put my blog to sleep for a while so I can devote those long hours I used to spend searching for photos to my PRIVATE writing life. I can't grow as I want and need to as a writer if I keep spending those hours on social media. I am however, still visiting, and I am not deleting my blog at all.

You are so kind. Just go back to past posts if you wish; what one of my writing dreams is is to take my best blog posts and include them in a self-published book. I'd need to have my own photography for that, however. It's a fun project as I continue my writing courses!


Anonymous said...

I believe I will meet you there! See you tonight Gina!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

You are lucky...Santa Fe is one of my favorite places...its gorgeous!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Santa Fe is my favorite city In the U.S., and like you I try to get there twice a year. I love the Saint Francis's Lobby.

designchic said...

I have never been to Santa Fe, but it's definitely on my list…have fun!!

Fashion-isha said...

This is such a beautiful post! Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fashion-isha said...

So beautiful! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Marissa said...

Lucky you... OH those cocktails look delicious..
I probably would try all of them.

The Charm of Home said...

I love that tub and that bracelet!

Ann said...

Enjoy! Such a lovely place
and Georgia O'keefe is a fave
she is so talented.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

WOW - what an amazing sounding and looking trip!! You earned it :)

bj said...

Santa Fe....a dream place for sure.
Have fun.

White Lace and Promises said...

Right now I'd prefer to soak in a tub of bubbles, a pillow behind my head and a good book.

You have a way with words. Your writings are beautiful.

SuperLux said...

That sunset is just breathtaking.
And lovely staircase, I must add.

You really are one lucky gal.