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a birthday celebration in santa fe

a little disclaimer for those seeking my regular food photos: there aren't many here. we took off for a weekend in santa fe in the thick of doing the whole 30, which in the moment seemed like a bad idea, but it really wasn't. santa fe is an incredible place for health and wellness - art is celebrated here, restaurants are friendly to all diets and there is a balance found that you can't really explain... you just have experience it.

we spent the weekend at a casita in the acequia madre area of town, the city's oldest section, and wandered and explored from there. we also visited two incredible spas - the japanese mountain retreat, ten thousand waves, and ojo caliente, a hot spring just an hour north. it was an invigorating weekend and we left feeling refreshed and found an ease upon our return.

if the health food area sparks interest, here are a few of my favorites (*pictured*):

*santa fe farmer's market

*rasa juice bar

*modern general

cafe pasqual's

vinaigrette salad bistro

*verde juice