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100things: Why we love Albuquerque

Last Thursday evening I got a text from Sophie that said, "100 things we f.....g love about Albuquerque. Go!" Over the course of about half an hour we texted back and forth all of the things we love about the Duke City.  After I compiled the list, there were far more than 100 things! Here's what we have so far.  What…

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Added by Adelita on January 11, 2017 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

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Friday, January 6

  • Alice In Wonderland - The Vortex Theatre kicks off 2017 with a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland, directed by Lauren Dusek Albonico. A rowdy, engaging leap down the…
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Friday, December 30

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Added by Adelita on December 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

5things: Family Friendly NYE Celebrations

Recently on Twitter, Katie Stone, of KUNM's The Children's Hour,  lamented that about.com quit doing city event guides including the one for Albuquerque.  Best Weekend Bets were geared…

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Added by Adelita on December 28, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Friday, December 23

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Added by Adelita on December 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Handmade by Mom

I'm not ashamed to admit I was a spoiled kid. I was lucky enough to have parents who indulged both my and my sister’s artistic endeavors. When we entered UNM, we each were able to go to Langell’s Art Supply and buy…

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Added by Adelita on December 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

5things: Lights and Luminarias

The other evening my sweetie and I drove around Rio Grande Blvd. in search of spectacular light displays.  Needless to say, we were a bit disappointed.  Don't get me wrong, there were a few houses that had some pretty cool displays including one with a vintage truck decked out…

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Added by Adelita on December 21, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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Friday, December 16

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Added by Adelita on December 16, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dear Adelita: Luminarias vs. Farolitos

A timely Throw Back Thursday! 

Dear Adelita,

Please don't laugh, but every year when my relatives from Northern New Mexico come to visit for for the holidays we argue about silly stuff.  One of the things we don't agree on is the…

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Added by Adelita on December 15, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

5things: Sweets for the Sweet!

I have a terrible sweet tooth.  My father was a dentist so we didn't have a whole lot of candy at the house. My mom always had a hidden stash of chocolate bars and we all knew where to sneak a piece! Every year my dad would special order fancy Jordan Almonds for me.  I've never been able to find …

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Added by Adelita on December 14, 2016 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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Friday, December 9

  • 22nd Annual UNM Print Sale - Informal group exhibition/sale featuring work by alumni, current students and faculty at UNM and Tamarind Institute. Get great works…
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5things: Tamales!

Who doesn't love tamales?  They are a traditional holiday food in New Mexico and everyone has a favorite type of tamale.  A couple of years ago I wrote about the tamale making tradition in our family.  This happens to be one of…

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Added by Adelita on December 7, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

STOLEN!

This is the time of year when artists and crafts persons depend on big sales. For me, making jewelry is a hobby.  For others, it's their livelihood.  I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a post that made my heart sink and gave me a sick feeling.  Fellow jeweler …

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Added by Adelita on December 5, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Friday, December 2

  • Old Town Holiday Stroll- Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more! Enjoy holiday specials at the shops throughout Old Town and…
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Added by Adelita on December 2, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

5things: Etsy Local

If you hate crowds, don't want to deal with parking,hate shopping in cold weather but want to keep it local, then I have an easy solution for you!  Shop local Etsy vendors online.  If you never ventured into the world of Etsy, OH MY GAWD!  It's a wealth of handmade products as well as all the crafting supplies and…

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Added by Adelita on November 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Giving Handmade

Black Friday has come and gone. I didn't participate. Small Business Saturday was, hopefully, successful for local businesses.  The convenience of Cyber Monday is staring at us in the face today and my fingers are just itching to buy, buy, buy online. 

Honestly, though, the older I get, the more I prefer…

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Added by Adelita on November 28, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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Friday, November 25

  • 28th Annual Winter Spanish Market- Traditional and innovative Spanish Colonial art, featuring over 100 artists (adult and youth), music, food and more. Now in its fourth year in…
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Added by Adelita on November 25, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

On Being Thankful

This year has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for me. I’ve had some pretty big changes in my life.  Some of these changes have been difficult and others have been fantastic. On this Thanksgiving Day, I thought I’d tell the world what I am thankful for.

Thankful for good…

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Added by Adelita on November 24, 2016 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: The Karma Edition

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Added by Adelita on November 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Friday, November 18

  • Indigenous Comic Con - Indigenerds will rejoice as Albuquerque plays host to the first-ever Indigenous Comic Con. From November 18 through November 20, the Duke City will welcome Indigenous…
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Added by Adelita on November 18, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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