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Marina I. Jokic

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Entreflamenco Company: Teaching Santa Fe the Magic of Flamenco Entreflamenco Company: Teaching Santa Fe the Magic of Flamenco

By Marina I. Jokic

The Entreflamenco Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a nonprofit organization that offers live performances, educational activities for kids, dance instruction, lectures, and Spanish tapas to name a few.

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Santa Fe Divine Healing Center Teaches Self-Healing Hot Yoga and More Santa Fe Divine Healing Center Teaches Self-Healing Hot Yoga and More

By Marina I. Jokic

Santa Fe Divine Healing Center is a yoga-centric studio located in Santa Fe, New Mexico that has a comprehensive lineup of yoga classes and Reiki. Classes include Sacred Hot Yoga, Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Ashtanga.

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The Signature Gallery: A Purveyor of Fine Art for Over 20 Years The Signature Gallery: A Purveyor of Fine Art for Over 20 Years

By Marina I. Jokic

With locations in Santa Fe, Laguna Beach, and Scottsdale, The Signature Gallery is an artist-owned collective showcasing local, national, and international artists. With its first location opening in 1997, the gallery has been a hub for established and aspiring artists.

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The Supper Truck Merges Southern Comfort Food with Asian Street Fare The Supper Truck Merges Southern Comfort Food with Asian Street Fare

By Marina I. Jokic

Inspired by the food truck scene across the country, The Supper Truck in Albuquerque, New Mexico was an immediate hit with customers when it opened in 2012. If you crave Southern-inspired fusion fare with flair, then this is the right place for you.

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Grab a Fresh Bowl, Bun, or Sushi Roll Made Your Way At Mogu Mogu Grab a Fresh Bowl, Bun, or Sushi Roll Made Your Way At Mogu Mogu

By Marina I. Jokic

Mogu Mogu is a local café serving fresh Japanese home-style cuisine to go. New to the Albuquerque area, Mogu Mogu's recipes combine wholesome, raw ingredients with traditional recipes.

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SaLT of the Earth Massage Takes on Pain SaLT of the Earth Massage Takes on Pain

By Marina I. Jokic

A licensed massage therapist, Shawna Tucker founded SaLT of the Earth Massage studio in Albuquerque to help patients through physically taxing times in their lives. The studio specializes in prenatal, postpartum, infant and pediatric as well as oncology massage.

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Metta Rupa Massage: Your Ticket to Physical and Mental Health Metta Rupa Massage: Your Ticket to Physical and Mental Health

By Marina I. Jokic

Metta Rupa Massage provides restorative bodywork and integrative therapies that are rooted in ancient Sanskrit traditions. Traditional, therapeutic massage is combined with medical massage techniques and energy work to achieve a well-rounded, healing experience.

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Pictures Speaks Louder Than Words at Dooney's Photography Pictures Speaks Louder Than Words at Dooney's Photography

By Marina I. Jokic

A husband and wife team, Dooney's Photography in Rio Rancho, New Mexico offers individual and family portraits, expressive depictions of people's personalities and lives. Founder Dan Holguin is entrusted with the important task of preserving people's memories every day.

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Master Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra Las Cruces Master Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra Las Cruces

By Marina I. Jokic

Gracie Barra Las Cruces teaches various martial arts spanning the gamut of disciplines. Kickboxing, karate, and self-defense are just the tip of the iceberg. However, the studio is particularly known for its Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes.

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XPAC Fitness Studio: Hard Training with Big Payoffs XPAC Fitness Studio: Hard Training with Big Payoffs

By Marina I. Jokic

A fitness studio with a full spectrum of programming, XPAC in Albuquerque, New Mexico trains people in Pilates, martial arts, and many sports techniques. Equipped with the latest in exercise equipment, XPAC emphasizes cross training as a way to develop the body holistically.

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National Sinus Institute: Delivering Health Solutions to Urban and Rural Areas in New Mexico National Sinus Institute: Delivering Health Solutions to Urban and Rural Areas in New Mexico

By Marina I. Jokic

The National Sinus Institute in Los Alamos, New Mexico delivers much-needed health care to urban and rural communities, especially in areas that are lacking specialists. Founded in 2009, the institute and its seven clinics across the state offer pediatric and adult treatment for ear, nose, and throat conditions.

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Thornburg Investment Management Offers Paths to Long-Term Financial Health Thornburg Investment Management Offers Paths to Long-Term Financial Health

By Marina I. Jokic

Managing $48 billion in assets, Thornburg Investment Management in Santa Fe has been a leader in global asset management for the last 35 years. Working to meet the long-term goals of their clients, the firm offers competitive investment options.

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Grab Delicious Grub or Cater Your Next Event with Savory Fare Grab Delicious Grub or Cater Your Next Event with Savory Fare

By Marina I. Jokic

Savory Fare is a quaint, family-owned and operated business that has its mind set on delivering the freshest, tastiest, and highest quality breakfast and lunch items to its customers.

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Learn the Art of Quilting and Find Quality Gifts at Quilts Olé Learn the Art of Quilting and Find Quality Gifts at Quilts Olé

By Marina I. Jokic

Named one of the top-ten quilting shops in the country, Quilts Olé is located in the heart of the century-old farming community Corrales Village, immediately adjacent to Albuquerque. In business for more than a decade, the shop is a purveyor for quality fabrics and gifts, and offers classes as well.

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Have a Hearty Southern Meal at K'Lynn's Southern and Cajun Fusion Have a Hearty Southern Meal at K'Lynn's Southern and Cajun Fusion

By Marina I. Jokic

K'Lynn's Southern and Cajun Fusion in Rio Rancho, New Mexico is a restaurant and caterer that has mastered the perfect blend of Southern and Cajun foods. Owner Karen Johnson-Bey or Klynn, is a self-taught chef with a passion for cooking and sharing the delicious food she has grown up with.

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Let Trifecta Coffee Company Roast and Brew Your Cup to Perfection Let Trifecta Coffee Company Roast and Brew Your Cup to Perfection

By Marina I. Jokic

Trifecta Coffee Company in Belen, New Mexico roasts their coffee and brews it according to the latest techniques, yielding full and flavorful notes. All of their baked goods are made in-house daily.

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The Face as a Canvas at Genica Lee The Face as a Canvas at Genica Lee

By Marina I. Jokic

Genica Lee is a professional makeup artist with over 14 years of experience in television, independent film, print, bridal, and costume application. Based in Albuquerque, she is a versatile artist with extensive training and multiple certifications in her trade.

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Spreading Peace and Love, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque Welcomes All Spreading Peace and Love, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque Welcomes All

By Marina I. Jokic

Founded in 1949 as a fellowship, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque was built on the belief that the universe is far too intricate for any one belief system to encompass. More than five decades later, First Unitarian teaches the merits of critical thought, peace, ecological conservation, and justice and enjoys a diverse assembly of members.

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Remember Your Best Moments with Adam Durant Photography Remember Your Best Moments with Adam Durant Photography

By Marina I. Jokic

For Adam Durant, photography was always close at hand eventually becoming his vocation. Whether you need a professional portrait or want to capture your child's first birthday party, Adam Durant Photography can do it all.

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Wine, Dine, and Catch a Movie at the Violet Crown Santa Fe Cinema and Restaurant Wine, Dine, and Catch a Movie at the Violet Crown Santa Fe Cinema and Restaurant

By Marina I. Jokic

Dinner and a movie, one of our most popular pastimes, is redefined at Violet Crown in Santa Fe. At Violet Crown, you can have the ultimate movie experience while snacking on your favorite concessions or dining in full.

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Relax and Regenerate at the Lazy K Ranch in New Mexico Relax and Regenerate at the Lazy K Ranch in New Mexico

By Marina I. Jokic

Established in 1993, Lazy K Ranch in Edgewood, New Mexico is located about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. The bed and breakfast sits on 10 beautiful acres with magnificent views of the surrounding wilderness. It's the perfect long-weekend escape, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the sounds and sights of the unspoiled environment while also being pampered with amenities and deliciously prepared foods.

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Sachs Body Modification: Pioneering Body Art Since 1992 Sachs Body Modification: Pioneering Body Art Since 1992

By Marina I. Jokic

Specializing in piercings and tattoos, Sachs has a talented and experienced staff who create traditional as well as avant-garde ink designs and provide the safest piercing process and after-care for their customers.

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Fresh, Out-of-the-Oven Bread and Baked Goods at House of Bread Bakery Cafe Fresh, Out-of-the-Oven Bread and Baked Goods at House of Bread Bakery Cafe

By Marina I. Jokic

The Viks' love of baking has made their small franchise, made up of seven stores strewn across the west, wildly popular with customers.

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Flex Your Artistic Muscle at 9 Mile Tees Fast Screen Printing Flex Your Artistic Muscle at 9 Mile Tees Fast Screen Printing

By Marina I. Jokic

9 Mile Tees Fast Screen Printing in Albuquerque offers customizable t-shirt designs that are hand-printed in-house for a fraction of the price of other competitors

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Challenging and Stimulating Classes Found at Albuquerque's Rebel Workout Challenging and Stimulating Classes Found at Albuquerque's Rebel Workout

By Marina I. Jokic

Rebelling against monotonous exercise routines, Rebel Workout strives to offer students something quite different.

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Defying Gravity at Albuquerque's Ultimate Air Experience Defying Gravity at Albuquerque's Ultimate Air Experience

By Marina I. Jokic

Using the force of gravity to create one of the coolest aerial sports facilities in Albuquerque, Gravity Park lets you plunge into a world of trapeze art, aerial silks, foam pits, and extreme dodgeball among others.

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Cutting-Edge Skin Care and Body Treatments at Santa Fe's ultiSkin Cutting-Edge Skin Care and Body Treatments at Santa Fe's ultiSkin

By Marina I. Jokic

utliSkin is a boutique clinic focusing on aesthetic procedures such as laser treatments, chemical peels, light therapy, injectables and classic European facials.

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Tap Into Your Inner Strength at Budding Lotus Bodywork Tap Into Your Inner Strength at Budding Lotus Bodywork

By Marina I. Jokic

Budding Lotus doesn't only provide therapy and massage, but perhaps most importantly, teaches holistic self-care.

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Getting the Kinks Out at Suzy's Massage and Spa of Albuquerque Getting the Kinks Out at Suzy's Massage and Spa of Albuquerque

By Marina I. Jokic

Suzy's Massage and Spa in Albuquerque is a licensed massage and spa center that offers a variety of treatments tailored to people's individual needs and physical requirements. Suzy Frick, owner and massage therapist, discusses the menu of services at Suzy's and the tremendous benefits of regular massage work.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Chocolate Bliss at Albuquerque's ChocolateDude Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Chocolate Bliss at Albuquerque's ChocolateDude

By Marina I. Jokic

ChocolateDude Coffee and Candy in Albuquerque specializes in making chocolate and chocolate-covered confections, and was founded by rock and roll bandmates Kurt Oelsner and Kirk Clark.

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Exploring the World of Board Games at Empire Game Library Exploring the World of Board Games at Empire Game Library

By Marina I. Jokic

Board games are a great way to relieve stress and encourage social interaction. Instead of the usually isolating tendency of video games, playing board games can enhance your social life. It can also sharpen your thinking and create a tight-knit community.

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Avila Transforms the Way We Think of Airport Retail Avila Transforms the Way We Think of Airport Retail

By Marina I. Jokic

Avila Retail, founded in Albuquerque, is trying to change this preconception by introducing innovative products, décor, and exceptional customer service, which we don't usually associate with airports.

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Amore Gives Us Neapolitan Pizza Done Right Fresh Ingredients Straight From Italy Amore Gives Us Neapolitan Pizza Done Right Fresh Ingredients Straight From Italy

By Marina I. Jokic

Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria in Albuquerque is owned by Gabriel Amador, who swears by his Italian flour and tomatoes and the in-house crafted dough, sauce, and mozzarella he uses to make his pizzas.

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Lobo Beast Brings a Gastropub with a Flair for Fusion Foods to Albuquerque Lobo Beast Brings a Gastropub with a Flair for Fusion Foods to Albuquerque

By Marina I. Jokic

Lobo Beast 101 in Albuquerque is a gastropub with a flair for fusion foods and house brews. From their Blue Corn Calamari to the Mojito Fried Pork Shoulder, Lobo Beast 101 will not cease to surprise you with its interesting and changing selections.

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Restoring History with Santa Fe's Traditional Building Methods Restoring History with Santa Fe's Traditional Building Methods

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cornerstones prides itself on teaching and using only traditional building methods, and training their students through a hands-on approach.

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Art for a Good Cause at Santa Fe's Intimate Meikle Fine Art Gallery Art for a Good Cause at Santa Fe's Intimate Meikle Fine Art Gallery

By Marina I. Jokic

A native of New Mexico, Barbara Meikle always dreamed of living and working as an artist in Santa Fe.

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Career Success is Found with Interior Design Fabrication at Sew Right Inc. Career Success is Found with Interior Design Fabrication at Sew Right Inc.

By Marina I. Jokic

Sew Right Inc. in Corrales, New Mexico is a non-profit organization providing scholarships to women in transition.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico Helps Albuquerque Children Reach Their Full Potential Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico Helps Albuquerque Children Reach Their Full Potential

By Marina I. Jokic

For over one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has helped countless youths get on the right track.

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