Day 13 - Taos - New Mexico

Trip Start Oct 13, 2012
Trip End Nov 19, 2012

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

I thought I would treat myself to one last day in Taos as it truly is lovely.

I have moved to a new B&B as the gorgeous Prudy and John at Dreamcatcher were booked out so now I'm staying with the super chirpy and fun Paco at his B&B, La Dona Luz (right on the Plaza). Art runs through the veins of Paco's family. The B&B is a house inherited from his grandfather who was a painter and moved to the area in 1903.

I know I said it was an artist's mecca already, but that's almost an understatement. The area is so beautiful and inspiring to artists of all types (painters, sculptures, jewellers, potters, photographers etc etc) that it seems to only take one visit before the decision is made to move here.

That's what happened to Paco's grandfather. And his artistic talent has not skipped a generation. Paco's mother was an artist and made the beautiful Indian dolls in my sitting room, and both Paco and his brother are jewellers. Paco doesn't make jewellery any more as he's busy running the B&B but his brother still does and makes and sells it in the trading post shop his grandfather set up. But just because Paco's no longer a practicing artist doesn't mean he's stopped loving it, every single inch of this place is crammed with local art in every form you could think of, it's like being in a gallery, and in many ways better than visiting some of the galleries is the collection is so eclectic.

So after a day spent checking out galleries, to finish at Paco's gallery is a real treat.

I've really lucked out on accommodation here, both places I've stayed were beautiful. But then if you know the town you know that's not hard to do.
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