Dear Reader, I hope you enjoy this article. -Vitaliy If you love it, share it with your friends, enemies, and perfect strangers.(they can subscribe here). Article available in Spanish here. In August we are raising money for Tikva Children Home (Odessa)
Santa Fe, my home and heart since 2015. Beautifully written Vitaliy!
I love your comments about Santa Fe. I spent the summer of 1974 there while I was House Manager of the SFO. I liked the city so much that I looked into living there. But the only real options for a newly-minted college graduate to earn a living were working in restaurants, and I was a complete failure as a waiter. So I came back east. I took my wife there in 1994, but have not been back since. I hope it has not changed much. I'll make the trip one of these days...
I will make a donation today! We adore SF and had out first visit back the week of July 4th since Covid and as always it was magical. We always go to the Opera when we are there if we can and saw Tosca that week and it was sublime. We are not opera goers except in SF where the experience coupled with the design and setting is unrivaled and nourished our souls. We visited all the marvelous museums, galleries on Canyon Road, stopped in to visit our fiends who own the Monroe Gallery of Photography, spent a day at Ten Thousand Waves to restore our bodies and had many wonderful meals at our standbys - Pasquales, Tune Up Cafe, The Pink Adobe Pancakes on the Square on July 4th - but also a few new spots for us - Joe's Culinary Pub and Horno but our absolute new favorite is Mille - a fabulous French pastry shop - where we had the most amazing croissants and crepes - both sweet and savory - along with other goodies - and kept coming back 4 days in a row. I am still trying to get the 5 pounds off I gaimned from that trip!