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Monday, October 17, 2016

Fall at Los Poblanos Historic Inn

How was your weekend, friends? I had a rare productive Sunday, so I'm starting the week with all the laundry, grocery-shopping, and chores done! I honestly feel like I could conquer the world right now!  Why can't I do that every weekend?! Oh yeah, because weekends are for fun.

Mr. Sugarplum and I had an amazing getaway to beautiful New Mexico last week. Everything about the quick trip was gorgeous and delicious (more on that later!), but it was the hotel that captured our hearts. It is a true destination in itself, and I couldn't wait to share Los Poblanos with you!

Never mind that getting here is so easy (quick and inexpensive flight to Albuquerque, plus a 20-minute drive!), once you pull in the tree-lined drive, you'll leave everything from your daily life behind. Los Poblanos is spread out over 25 peaceful acres, and nothing will disturb you except the wandering alpacas, kitties, and the occasional peacock.

This historic property (designed by the renowned John Gaw Meem in 1932) includes formal gardens, lavender fields, a cultural center, a shop, heated saltwater pool, and an organic farm. Breakfasts are included and feature fresh ingredients from the farm, and the amenities in the guest rooms are made from the lavender grown and distilled on site.

Charm drips from every nook and cranny, and no detail is overlooked. Bicycles are even available for exploring the picturesque Los Ranchos neighborhood, and Rio Grande river nearby.

While the darling shop and restaurant are open to the public, only hotel guests have free-reign throughout the estate and grounds. One evening we ended up watching the bubble-gum sunset while wandering the property in our bathrobes. And we weren't the only ones!

These Koolaburra by UGG boots served as both my slippers, and cozy boots for exploring. Koolaburra is actually the little sister to the popular UGG brand, with several fun styles available, and an affordable price point. #winning 

Fit Tip: Half-sizes aren't available, but I recommend sizing down if you're in-between.


Breakfast is served every morning in this cheery room, or the adjacent patio with a roaring fire. We helped ourself to coffee, fresh juice, and homemade granola, then chose between the three or four new options presented each day. Clearly mornings were our favorite time. 

The only way I can describe the light in New Mexico is 'technicolor.' Everything just glows with such intensity, and the sunsets are enough to take your breath away. Especially with views out to the Sandia Mountains.

Our room had the world's most comfortable bed, a wood-burning fireplace that was cleaned and stocked daily, a tile floor I'm determined to duplicate, and this little garden patio...where, by the way, Patrick the peacock slept every night! Enchanting enough for you?!

Have you ever seen any place in the States as enchanting? I certainly haven't (hence the photo overload)! Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm rivals any village we explored in Provence, minus the jet lag! And while Albuquerque doesn't have the notoriety of Santa Fe (or the crowds!), it certainly has the charm and beauty. I'll share more of this area with you soon, and I'm sure you'll be adding it to your trip list!

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  1. Well, this looks DREAMY! And you looked DARLING in all of your cute outfits! What a nice little getaway.

  2. Looks like the perfect couples retreat. I too got all the laundry done AND put away this weekend...feels amazing!

  3. Oh, Cassie--it looks amazing! We go to Sante Fe every year with the kids, but it looks like we need an adults-only getaway to this little spot. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I guess you didn't miss snuggling with me since you had your Mr. Sugarplum with you! ;)

  5. Cassie, are these pics iPhone photos? Or a camera? I have started a blog and use iphone pics most of the time. I was just curious. Your pictures always look so pretty. When you do mirror selfies, I assume you use your phone?

    1. Most of my blog pics are with a real camera, except the Dressing Room selfies. Most of what I post to my Instagram and Facebook is with my iPhone, too. xoxo Have fun with the blog!! Welcome to the online community! xoxo

  6. loved your photos: i'm pretty sure you meant that Mr. Meem is famous (infamous is not a complimentary adjective). he started the regional movement in the 30's that has produced many, many beautiful Northern New Mexico style buildings.

    1. Thanks so much for catching that!!! I certainly wouldn't want to offend...Mr. Meem is enormously talented! I've update the post! xoxoxo

  7. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful city! We do have some of the best sunsets, sunrises, and weather in the country. Hopefully you were able to be here as the balloon fiesta was taking place. Nothing like seeing the skies filled with hundreds of colorful hot air balloons and all that beauty in the background!! Love your blog btw!!

  8. I love that area of New Mexico! In fact, there are many areas that I love. I always feel "at home" there. Perhaps I was there in a past life, who knows? It's just so beautiful and the foliage is like "real" fall that we don't see here in Texas. So glad you had a great trip!



Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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