Sustainable House in Taos, NM

You are almost upon Peter and Maria Selzer’s house before you notice it, tucked down into the rocky landscape on the edge of a river canyon at the southwest end of Taos. The building so harmonizes with the environment that coyote tracks speckle the patio the snowy day I visit. A bobcat frequently visits, too, and Peter recently spotted a bighorn ram outside the floor-to-ceiling great-room windows.

Not only is the Selzer house set within a beautiful landscape, but it features innovative and sustainable design choices, along with a welcoming, cozy atmosphere. Read my article Settled in Taos for New Mexico Magazine and get a full glimpse into this gorgeous Taos home.

Taos House Tania Casselle photo

25 Reasons to Love Taos (for New Mexico Magazine)

My first visit to Taos was during a road trip around the Old West, a world away from my home in bustling London. On my final day, I drove alone to the Río Grande Gorge Bridge, walked out to the very center, gazed into the river far below, and vowed out loud that I would return to Taos one day. “One day” turned out to be a couple of months later…

Read 25 Reasons to Love Taos in full, online at New Mexico Magazine, March 2013.

Ruidoso Travel Feature (New Mexico Magazine)

Ramblin’ Round Ruidoso
15 Discoveries in New Mexico’s Year-Round Retreat
by Tania Casselle for New Mexico Magazine

First-time visitors to the friendly mountain resort of Ruidoso are often stunned by the dramatic beauty of the landscape surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest, with 12,000-foot Sierra Blanca, southern New Mexico’s highest peak, dominating the skyline.

That’s partly because Ruidoso flies under a lot of people’s radar, even though regular vacationers are intensely loyal—and probably don’t want too many people to know about it. Well, apologies to Ruidoso fans, but this charming town just has too much going for it to keep the secret.

→ Full Clip: Ruidoso travel feature online at New Mexico Magazine, June 2012

Taos School of Music (for New Mexico Magazine)

Taos School of Music Celebrates 50 Years

The mountains come alive with the sound of music again this summer when the Taos School of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary season, featuring the chamber music stars of today—and tomorrow.

Feature for New Mexico Magazine (June 2012) on the history and highlights of the Taos School of Music and the annual Chamber Music Festival featuring Jupiter String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, American String Quartet, and Brentano String Quartet.