JANRUARY~ 4TH~ 2013 raymond reluctantly drove me to santa fe today. we milled around downtown and went to my favorite bookshop~ BOOKS OF INTEREST. the owner knew the whole legacy of red soldolski and and baroque books, (former owner~bookshop of what is now antebellum) we then met antebellum poet~ ALEX GLIDZEN for tea. joining were promoter~ RED CELL & his young BF~ JC GONZO. the five of us had a grand ol time sipping tea and chatting about everything from punk rock to santa fe opera to laurie anderson tattoos! alex choose a sweet little bakery called ~ chcolate maven. for afternoon tea we had a large pot of lavender earl~grey accompanyed by finger sandwiches of cucumber & smoked salmon, and a small plate of dainties. the company was a total tea gem, however the tea was bagged and the dishes however tasty were way too small.
JANUARY 1ST~ 2013 11:45AM~ and here comes raymond! he is worried that he's late, but i calm him down by telling him the train was very early.... which is unheard of.
we take a little side trip to check out the HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL. originally built in 1926, it used to be a mental ward and has now be converted into a luxury hotel. i don't know.. i don't think it's gonna work.. the place it too austere, and the vibe feels like something outta american horror story.
raymond & i chat nonstop up the mountain to beautiful jemez springs. my second favorite place on earth.... the first being antebellum.
raymond's house is always a joy to stay at. everything about it is magical and inspiring.
raymond has an elk that visits his property on a regular basis.
raymond named him~ ERNIE.
he has two husky dogs~ KAI & AZULA
raymond has a frozen glass in his front yard~
raymond's sculpture of a red satyr.
raymond's paper mache of gabriel on a mirrored world.