Taos de la Tierra
2019 Post-Conference Press Trip
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Geronimo and Angeliso of Heritage Inspirations doing horno bread baking in Taos

Five IFWTWA journalists participated in celebrating all that makes Taos so special.

The magic and indulgence of El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa entranced attendees with its natural beauty and luxurious environment upon the group’s arrival. De La Tierra restaurant located at the resort was the perfect beginning to the trip. Starr Interiors grabbed the group’s attention with its vast array of beautiful textiles. A stop at the local chocolate maker, Chokola Bean to Bar, educated all on the steps to making perfect chocolate. Dinner at Stakeout on Outlaw Hill (where guests could ride horseback to dinner) provided a wonderful setting as well as a meal with local chefs and farmers. Cocktails followed at the boutique Lounge by Rolling Still Distillery.

A highlight for the group was seeing horno baking at Taos Pueblo led by Heritage Inspirations. Of course, Taos is known for its art, and the walking tour of many of the local galleries verified the wide variety available to art connoisseurs. Dinner was at Love Apple, home to local organic cooking set in what was once Placitas Chapel. Tango is big in this state, and a trip to Casa Gallina with PM Wines ended a memorable trip. 

Media Trip Host: Visit Taos

IFWTWA thanks our host for coordinating our stay. 
All opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the the individual writer and not influenced by IFWTWA.

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Milks, Linda. Toasting Food Wine & Travel, January 20, 2020
Explore the Rich Culture of Pueblo Taos, New Mexico
Taos Pueblo was admitted to the World Heritage Society in 1992 as one of the most significant historical cultural landmarks in the world. This was the place where we learned how to make bread in a horno oven. (Companion image at top of this page.)

Kompanik, Noreen. BuzzFeed, January 17, 2020
5 Ways To Tap Into The Treasures Of Taos In 2020
Taos casts a lingering spell. A kaleidoscope of diverse cultures, ancient history, world-class art, amazing New Mexican cuisine is all set amid awe-inspiring landscapes. This is just a snippet of all that makes Taos so special. This fascinating city in New Mexico perfectly fits the state's moniker "Land of Enchantment."

The Many Colors and Culture of Taos Painting

The Many Colors and Culture of Taos © 2019 Noreen Kompanik

Kompanik, Noreen. Travel Pulse, December 18, 2019
3 Magical Not-To-Be-Missed New Mexico Towns
From a plethora of outdoor activities to a thriving art scene and more, these New Mexico cities have something to offer every traveler.

Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico

Milks, Linda. Toasting Food Wine & Travel, December 8, 2019
A Luxurious and Tranquil Visit at El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos, New Mexico
Plan a destination getaway to the luxurious El Monte Sagrado in Taos, New Mexico.

Pueblo style living room with kiva fireplace, vega ceiling & burnt orange walls

Living Room at El Monte Sagrado Resort
in Taos, New Mexico @ 2019 Linda Milks

Milks, Linda. Toasting Food Wine & Travel, December 8, 2019
For the Love of Chocolate at Chokola Bean to Bar in Taos
Who knew that as part of the chocolate making process, the chocolate bean ferments just like wine. I thought I knew a lot about chocolate. After all, I have eaten and loved it all my life. I found out I knew little.

Chokola Chocolate Truffles on display

Kompanik, Noreen. CrochetGetaway.com, November 30, 2019
Tapestry of Life: The Ancient Art of Zapotec Weaving
Magnificent Taos, New Mexico has long been known as a mecca for artists and visionaries.Susanna Starr, founder of Starr Interiors, shares insights into the magnificent art and history of Zapotec weaving.

Leah Sobol on the Flat Loom demonstrating Zapotec weaving.

 Leah Sobol on the Flat Loom demonstrating 
Zapotec weaving @ 2019 Noreen Kompanik

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