Artist Lindsey Calla shares her favorite places.

Bishop's Lodge Foraging Hike
Try a foraging walk at the luxurious Bishop's Lodge. Photo courtesy of Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Sunset’s Insider Guide series highlights seasonal diversions and secret travel tips from local experts. Follow along as we learn where to eat, drink, stay, and shop.

Meet the Insider: Lindsey Calla, photographer 

Lindsey Calla Headshot

Lindsey Calla

Lindsey Calla is an artist whose ethereal Earth Auras series of photographs captures the essence of the high desert. Her pieces have been placed in top collections around the world, including that of an ARTNews Top 200 Collector, and are also exhibited at the iconic Santa Fe restaurant Geronimo. 


Ten Thousand Waves Massage
A massage at Ten Thousand Waves

Peter Barreras

Catch a forward-thinking experiential exhibit at SITE Santa Fe. Then soak in hot springs at Ten Thousand Waves to warm up. You get your own personal sauna with your soak. It feels like you’ve been transported into an onsen in the middle of the Santa Fe mountains. Or make an appointment at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center to view the artist’s personal library of books and materials up close. 


Legal Tender Cocktails
Cocktails at Legal Tender

Amber Quintana

Legal Tender is an off-the-beaten path treasure. It’s an old Western rail saloon and mercantile that serves delicious craft cocktails. For a non-alcoholic vibe, Kakawa Chocolate House is a must in the winter. Sip on some hot drinking chocolates from ancient recipes; the secret Marie Antoinette recipe is my favorite!


Spirit of the Earth Store Interior

Courtesy of Spirit of the Earth

Spirit of the Earth has cozy sweaters and beautifully curated objects. The owners have an incredible eye. Santa Fe has some of the greatest used bookstores in the country. I recommend stopping by Books of Interest and op.cit. It’s hard not to leave with a treasure! 


Santa Fe Bishop's Lodge Guestroom with Double Queen Beds and a Fireplace

Courtesy of Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection

Bishop’s Lodge is historic and close to the city, but immersed in the landscape. You can really get a sense of the magic of New Mexico. Inn of the Five Graces has a fantastic spa with gorgeous mosaic soaking tubs and piñon for your fireplace, and one of the owners does all the mosaics. 

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