WHAT A WEEK IT WAS....
I always say that SANTA FE is a candy box of delights...This week was no exception. The Lensic Performing Arts Center presented a most unusual evening. Peter Altmann, the son of Maria Altmann - niece of Adele, The Woman in Gold in Gustave Klimt's famous painting - spoke about the back story of the painting and his mother who took on the Austrian government in a decades-long struggle to recover her family's artwork
that was stolen during WWII.
But, the star of the show was the re-created couture dress that Adele wore in the painting - creating a brilliant TABLEAU VIVANT - a living picture of the famed canvas...
The original dress in the painting was created by Austrian Couture Designer Emilie Floge - life partner of Klimt - and a name forgotten in the shadows of time.
Santa Fe Artist, Corky Brown, created the gown as a gift to ARTSMART; it was auctioned during the evening. Needless to say, seeing this exquisite
gown modeled by Maribou Latour was a rare treat!
CLAFOUTIS HAS RE- OPENED!
The much-anticipated 'new' Clafoutis Restaurant is smashing! I stopped by the French eatery the other day to take a peek and was WOW'D. The space is wonderfully-designed; garage doors open onto the main dining room and a light-filled second room touts a communal table and additional seating. The walls are artfully decorated; the long glass display case is filled with treats; the snappy wait staff is feted-out with bow ties and suspenders...and co-owner Ann-Laurie Ligier - husband, Chef Philippe works the back of the house -
greets everyone with a "Bonjour" and a big smile.
Chef Philippe's magic happens behind this door...
C L A F O U T I S
333 WEST CORDOVA RD.
NEXT TO BODI
Open - Breakfast & Lunch
isn't a special event happening.
And it's often full of delightful surprises...like the sidewalk poet that set up
shop and was doing a brisk business.
And, just as I was walking to La Fonda on the Plaza, the strains of a Mariachi Band could be heard escorting a smiling bride and groom and their guests to La Fonda as well... THE MAGIC OF SANTA FE