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.
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.
Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings | Necklace | Leopard Belt
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!
*This post was created in collaboration with Koolaburra by Ugg, but all clothes, ideas, and peacock-chasing are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Hi Sugarplum running!*