Debe Holland Garden Design Studio

by philipaross on April 6, 2010

debe holland

garden design studio

santa fe – new mexico

A landscape design firm specializing in intimate southwest gardens by incorporating xeriscape, feng shui, zen living, stone, boulder and creative water elements into their projects. debe holland associates pride themselves on customer service for over 20 years.

debe holland holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Landscape Design & Associate s of Arts in Management/ Business.  She has owned her own landscape design firm for over 25 years.  She incorporates natural architecture, 5 element Feng Shui and Zen living into her clients gardens to create a contemplative and intimate space for the whole family.

In addtition she is an avid photographer specializing in nature and macro photography.  She has served on the Beaverton, Oregon Design Review Board for 5 years, an exhibit designer for the Seattle Garden Show, a Street of Dreams Designer and has taught at Santa Fe Community College, Portland Commnity College and Maui Community College,  also featured in newspaper, radio and local television.  She is a Certified Member of APLD, (Association of Professional Landscape Designers).

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Dorothy Has Friends in Santa Fe

by philipaross on April 2, 2010

Who are the “Friends of Dorothy” anyway? And why does this mysterious lady seem to be popular enough to have friends in Santa Fe?   Actually it is a special interest group that host informal gatherings for gay and lesbians to meet and mingle and enjoy the gay life in Santa Fe. The term Friends of Dorothy, often abbreviated as FOD, became popular in the 50’s as the LGBT community felt a special connection to Judy Garland.  And thus became a secret code word that gays used in discreetly identifying other gays to socialize with.

Fast forward to the present. We are here! And we are queer! No longer feeling the need for secrecy, Friends of Dorothy gatherings have become a huge social network across the globe and its presence in Santa Fe is no different. The group meets once a month on Friday’s at 6pm onwards and is attended by 200 – 250 members of Santa Fe’s gay community.

It is hosted by a different venue each month including such places as Ecantado Resort, Las Posada, Inn and Spa at Loretto,  Santa Fe Capital Grill, Bishops Lodge Resort & Spa just to name a few. The hosting company generously supplies the group with an array of appetizers.

In the winter months we enjoy the warmth of the roaring fires inside while watching the snow gently fall on Santa Fe. During the summer months we gather outside sipping cocktails while watching the gorgeous Santa Fe sunsets magically appear before setting behind the mountains. Finally the clear night overhead gives way to millions of stars which is not to be missed.

Friends of Dorothy is a great opportunity to meet new friends, see old friends and connect with Santa Fe’s gay community in a beautiful setting.  If you are visiting Santa Fe and want information on attending  or for more information on enjoying the Gay Life in Santa Fe CLICK HERE

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Rancho Viejo in Santa Fe, New Mexico

March 10, 2010

For several reasons, many members of the gay community have chosen to call Rancho Viejo home. The 11,000 acre master planned community of Rancho Viejo has been in development for over 10 years and features homes in a variety of price ranges and styles.  The community is surrounded by open space with views of the [...]

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Gay Ski Week Santa Fe

March 8, 2010

There are a lot of good reasons to live in Santa Fe. But one of my favorites is for the snow skiing and there are a lot of choices when doing so.  An hour and a half from Santa Fe is Taos Ski Valley, and in 2 hours you can be at both Angel Fire [...]

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Feature your Gay Owned Business Here

March 7, 2010

Seeking Gay Owned
or Gay Friendly Businesses
to feature in
The Gay Santa Fe Business Directory

If you would like to reach
the Gay Santa Fe Community
Submit Your Request Here

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Friday Night with Dorothy

March 2, 2010


Friday March 26th
6:00pm onwards
“The Tesuque Pavilion”
The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch and Spa

This is our first time at this award winning venue. They will be providing complimentary appetizers and there is plenty of free parking….At the moment they are doing a Winter Dinner special and they will extend the hours on [...]

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Exciting news in Santa Fe.

February 25, 2010

The Silver Starlight Lounge at RainbowVision has been great for creating so many fun events for the LGBT crowd from drag shows, trash disco, etc. and now they have done it again.
They have put together the first ever Men’s Only Dance.  So let’s pack the house and spread the word.

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This weekend in Santa Fe

February 18, 2010

Friday, Feb 19th:
Friday Night with Dorothy
6:00pm onwards

The Living Room
“Inn and Spa at Loretto”
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Come and join in for our first “Friday Night” of 2010 and the Hotel listened to our complaints of too expensive drinks last time and will be offering us all well [...]

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El Rito Home for sale with El Rito Creek Frontage

February 17, 2010

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Nestled in the picturesque Northern New Mexico town of El Rito lays this 6.59 acre country estate. Idyllically sited, the property is bordered by the El Rito Creek & [...]

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Three Daily Dallas/Santa Fe Flights

February 13, 2010

New flights provide three daily links to Dallas
Bob Quick | The New Mexican
Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 – 2/5/10

Expansion of American Eagle airline service between Santa Fe and Dallas/Fort Worth takes off this weekend.
Starting Friday, a new early departure — leaving Santa Fe Municipal Airport at 8:15 a.m. and arriving at DFW at 10:55 a.m. [...]

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