Some Pics from 11/18

What a WONDERFUL afternoon we had. Thanks so much to:

  • All of you who attended, bought raffle tickets and brought yummy wine and food!
  • Evie Gauthier for opening her home and sharing her wearable art and jewelry.
  • Kim Crickard and Gila Joy Pascale for sharing their awesome art. Please visit their studios to contact them & make purchases!
  • Chris Harrell for playing and letting me sit in. So FUN!
  • Kay and Gary for collecting Raffle money, handing out tickets and name tags. We made enough to pay for Chris’s music and next month’s $100 raffle, as well as about $30 extra. Thanks also to Kay for taking photos (below). Thanks to everyone who helped set up and break down.

Please save the date: December 9 Savor Eldorado at Nicky Lambden’s house.

Savor event on 11/18 – Booked up!


Thanks for all your RSVPs. We are Filled up! Stay tuned for December 9!

Time for the next event! From 3pm to 6pm on Sunday 11/8, Evie Gauthier will open her home and share her lovely jewelry and wearable art. As president of the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association (which produces the largest studio tour in the state), Evie is well-connected with local artists and is welcoming Savor founder Gila Joy Pascal and Kim Crickard to share the spotlight. See their work below.

Our musician will be folk singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Harrell who is letting me sit in on the flute. Chris produced the very fun James Taylor Tribute Evening on November 4 at La Tienda Eldorado, to an overflowing standing room only crowd! Chris has 2 sides to his music. His original “Rhythms of Enchantment” label showcases his tunes about New Mexico. On the flip side, his alter-ego is “Curious Chris, The Singing Scientist,” who infuses original science songs with interactive science demos for kids. Chris often plays at the Eldorado Upper Crust. I’ve asked him to do at least one set of his Eldorado tunes for our enjoyment.

RAFFLE: Every $10 suggested donation gets 2 raffle tickets, making you eligible to win a $100 bill. The drawing will be held at about 5:30 pm. Must be present to win. We are hoping to sell 25 tickets which will set us up for next months raffle as well as compensating the musician, AND maybe cover some promotional magnets for Savor.

These pieces will be for sale at the event:



A Few Pics from 10/28 at the Weissman’s

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Look how Al & Donna prepared!

First things first: Save this date for the next Savor Eldorado at Evie Gauthier’s: 11/18. More about this soon.

What an amazing day we had on Sunday! The weather was perfect. Donna and Al were organized to a T! By the time I got there an hour early, everything was completely and beautifully set up and really there was nothing to do. Al kindly collected money and distributed raffle tickets with their friend Dave. Our 60-odd attendees donated a total of $235 which meant we could pay Chris Ishee who played beautifully and kindly let me sit in on the flute. (FYI – I’ll play at Upper Crust Eldorado this Friday 11/2 from 5:30-8:30  with guitarist singer Jim Harlan). After socking away a hundred for the next raffle, we will have $35 left over which is great. Thanks to all who came and brought amazing food and drink and who enjoyed this lovely party. Congrats to Gregory Frank Harris who sold two of his paintings at the event, included in the photos below. Thanks to Donna Boggins for going the extra mile and taking these shots.

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RSVP Now for 10/28

Chris Ishee, Jazz Pianist


Gourd artist Donna Boggins Weissman and Al Weissman have kindly opened their home for our upcoming 10/28 event. They did so last year and it went beautifully. Their Steinway will be played by Eldorado’s own fabulous jazz pianist Chris Ishee. The featured artist will be Gregory Frank Harris, who is represented by Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery. If the weather allows, the Weissman’s beautiful courtyard will be fully utilized. Otherwise, there is plenty of indoor space to enjoy. Please BYOB and finger food. Let’s have fun!

WHEN: Sunday, 10/28/2018 , 3 – 6 pm
WHERE: Donna Boggins Weissman and Al Weissman’s home in Eldorado. Directions will be sent to all who RSVP.
RAFFLE: Every $5 (suggested) donation at this event gets a raffle ticket, making you eligible to win  a $100 bill and/or a $50 gift certificate for a wash, cut and style with Gaby at Just Cuts hair salon in La Tienda Eldorado (See Hope’s cut >>). The drawing will be held at about 3:30pm. Must be present to win. Once you RSVP, you will be given directions. We are looking for light help for the event. Interested? Contact Hope. ❤️

NOTE: This is a fun opportunity to collect Greg Harris’ smaller, affordable pieces including ALL of the portraits and En Plein Air landscapes shown here:



  • 11/18 – Evie Gauthier, host
  • 12/9 – Nicky Lambden, host
  • 1/20 – Elaine Kaiser, host
  • 2/24 – Judy and Bob Faust, hosts

Hope’s cut from Gaby Parrish of Just Cuts:

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Gaby Parrish of Just Cuts is an amazing stylist!!

A Few Pics from 9/23

What a sweet event. Thanks to: Susan Latham for hosting, Tracy Weaver for playing music, Rachel Arvio for showing her beautiful jewelry, and Elaine Kaiser & Cindy Weaver for helping. It’s wonderful when long-time Eldoradoans and newcomers get to know each other. How fun to build community.  All guests are welcome to send their photos to savorhope at