Modern General, Santa Fe

I have a new favorite store in Santa Fe: Modern General. It has quality gardening and kitchen tools, but it also serves as a lunch and meeting space. And their smoothies are so good. And super healthy.

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I was surprised to see Hartwood here, a cook book from a restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. I’m kind of Tulum obsessed and I had seen the book mentioned on Instagram. So cool to find it here. modern general 4modern general collage

It’s a good place to bring kids. My youngest felt really comfortable here. And she liked that healthy smoothie, too. So now I’m thinking I need the recipe for my picky 12 year old who never eats vegetables. _MG_3726modern general 5.jpgmodern general collage 2_MG_3711

I love when a store owner puts so much thought into design and purpose. If you find yourself in Santa Fe, be sure to check it out. It is not too far from the plaza and the train station.

Have a great  day,


All pictures taken by Sofija Burton

Modern General, Santa Fe

Slow Travel: Taking the Scenic Road to Santa Fe

This is my favorite drive in New Mexico. If you are coming from Albuquerque, take I-40 East. Take the Cedar Crest exit, heading north on Highway 14. It takes you through Golden, New Mexico, where I usually stop at a cute little Catholic Church to take pictures. The gate was closed and the kids were freezing, so we didn’t stay long.

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Another great stop is Madrid, a little Hippie Town, with cute little shops and more affordable art galleries.

If you are coming from Santa Fe, going south on I-25 take the Cerrillos exit.

Here are some more pictures of the church in the summer.

Have a lovely day,


3rd picture from the top taken by Lucille Burton. 4th from top taken by David Burton. All others taken by Sofija Burton.



Slow Travel: Taking the Scenic Road to Santa Fe

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Remember I told you about driving up to Santa Fe for our anniversary a week ago? Well, we did and we took our three year old with us. Here are some pics from that day.

The first picture is San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in the US.


Here we grabbed some fish tacos at a rooftop cantina. Little miss shades was styling and cute, always fun to have her.


Here she is in her boyfriend jeans and Converse shoes.
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I have been watching this man pushing strollers for 15 years, never gets old.IMG_2469 IMG_2472 IMG_2473

This is where we always get our dessert. French pastries deliciousness!!


Lots of beautiful Catholic churches in Santa Fe.
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On the way home.



I’d say put Santa Fe on your list of places to go…

Have a great day!


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