January. Beginnings and endings. Looking forward and back. Reflection, celebration, hope, and inspiration.

January is thought to be named for the Roman god, Janus. He is the god of beginnings and transitions, and thereby of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings.

May this New Year bring you many gates that you may open them to the outside world and step into beauty and silence.

May it bring you many doors that you may explore unknown rooms and possibilities.

May it bring you passages that move you through grief or sadness to something brighter on the other side.

May it bring you endings so that you may discover new beginnings.

Janus also presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace.

We pray his door stays shut this year and that peace reigns with joy in your lives.

Happy New Year. Thanks for who you are and what you’ve brought to our lives this year.

Adam and Kim’s Christmas Trees


Adam & Kim’s Christmas Trees

Our truck is set to arrive on Friday with plenty of fresh trees direct from Oregon. We look forward to seeing old friends and new faces.

Adam & Kim’s Christmas Trees is an Eldorado-owned and operated business run by local firefighters. A portion of proceeds is donated to El Dorado Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

Once again, we will be offering quality, fresh-cut Christmas trees from Oregon. Douglas fir, Grand Fir, and Noble Fir will be available in sizes from tabletop to tall trees. Wreaths, garland, and chili ristras will also be available.

Our trees have just been harvested and will soon be on their way to Eldorado where they will be looking forward to the recent stormy weather – just like in Oregon!

Opening Saturday November 28th, at the north parking lot of La Tienda

We offer local delivery. Any questions or if you need to reserve a tree if you are coming from out of town – Call Adam (505) 930 0870

Like us on Facebook: AdamKimsChristmasTrees for regular updates.

Shoe Trunk Show at Utopia!

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On Saturday, November 14 from 11 am – 4 pm, Utopia is having a trunk show!
Our Italian shoe supplier will be here with samples of their fabulous boots and shoes. Summit is an American company, but it’s shoes are made in Italy. Their styles are classic and they’re beautifully made. Utopia is the only Santa Fe store that currently sells them.
Hope to see you there.



Oktoberfest will benefit the Solace Crisis Treatment Center. Live music, brats, activities for all ages. Saturday, October 24 from 12 – 4 pm. Music by American JeM. $5 admission, kids get in free.

Sidewalk Sale!!!


La Tienda merchants are banding together on Saturday, August 29 for a center wide sidewalk sale. Utopia is blowing out Summer merchandise. Eldorado Hardware is clearing seasonal, housewares, and more! The Pink and The Blue, Eclectics, and Barn Dogs are also making room for fall product. The deals will be spectacular and the party will be a blast. Stay tuned for more details!

Las Chivas Coffee Now Open!

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Greetings from Las Chivas Coffee.  The rumor is true!  Las Chivas Coffee is now open at La Tienda!

Even though we called the Agora Shopping Center our home for 20 years, we are excited about the change to La Tienda for the next 20 years!  The response we are experiencing to our move news has been nothing short of tremendous.

The folks at La Tienda have not only been wonderfully welcoming but enormously supportive and over the top helpful.  Steve and Destiny’s friendliness and genuine interest in Las Chivas Coffee has been a breath of fresh air for us.  We are inhaling deeply!  We look forward to meeting new neighbors and making new friends!

Cheers from Lynn and Ted


Oasis Cafe is Now Open!!!



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La Tienda is thrilled to welcome Oasis Cafe to La Tienda! They are located in Building A (just down from Eldorado Hardware) and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.

The Mediterranean menu features Gyros (regular, chicken, and even a Vegan option), Panini’s, Sandwiches, Salads, and Fresh Soups. The restaurant is a fabulous new choice in the Eldorado area. 

oasis menu

Call in an order at (505) 467-8982.

oasis cafe



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