Hey Fourth Street peeps, I thought I would explain the lack of activity on FS in advance.  I'll be taking the rest of the month off from blogging on due to time constraints.  I have always strived to provide the best content possible for FS' readership, and I am at a point in time where I simply feel I cannot do that. Once I get back to a manageable schedule, I'll be back on FS full swing.  Thank you for your patience, and as always for your FS support.  It is greatly appreciated.  

Hope the remainder of your month is absolutely lovely.



Did you know that a full "blood moon" is coming on Wednesday, October 8th?  It will be visible in the US and Canada early Wednesday morning. The full eclipses will begin at 6:25AM EDT. Full lunar eclipses are often called "blood moons" because of their reddish tint they adopt from sunsets and sunrises seen from Earth reflected onto the surface of the moon.  This will be last blood moon of 2014. A blood moon could mean many things depending on religious and social beliefs. Divine signs? Prophesies? End of times? You name it. I find it interesting that even though the last one we experienced occurred in April of 2014, this one falls in October.  True to the season, it's a bit more eerie, a tad bit enthralling, and falls in a month known for many myths.  

In spite of all of the cryptic signs October brings, it is such a lovely month.  With leaves falling in shades of gold, bourbon and deep rosewoods, there is a lot to love during these thirty one days.  

Pumpkin patch visits, scarves circling your neckline, stepping inside to enjoy spicy foods, shrub cocktails, and mouthwatering desserts over great conversations with loved ones.  

October, despite the feelings I've held for you in the past, I'm elated you're here. It's time to take in the view you bring.

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I've raved about the NYC based footwear brand, Coclico in past posts. The elegance, the comfort, they way they are so artfully designed. This year while perusing through the F/W 14 collection I was told a story that made me fall in love with them even more. Enter Mallorca.
My passion for eco-friendly brands runs deep. When I learned (then tasted) the olive oil that surrounds the Coclico factory in Mallorca it felt like a tad bit of heaven had been bottled up. This post is to fill you in on a little known fact about this fabulous brand. The grounded pits from the delicious olive trees are used to generate power for the Coclico factory. This beautiful brand of shoes are not only a luxurious style, they also consciously seek the highest level of ethical and environmental responsibility. 
Sandra Canselier, founder and designer of Coclico decends from a long line of French shoemakers. Her father, grandfather and great-grandfather have all created shoes in the province of Pays de la Loire. Now she lives in New York and brings with her this mastered and eco conscious collection of elegant shoes.  Below are my favorites from the F/W 14 collection, but there are so many more I utterly adore.  Be sure to visit the website--I'm certain you will literally fall head over heels for the entire line. 

one - bailiee smudge
two - natali balck
three - celeste flint
last image - bel stone

*p.s.  for you stylish santa fean's, i hear they are currently carrying a selection at Cupcake.

*images via/olive oil provided by coclico/thoughts and opinions are solely of FS.



This is my opinion, and my opinion only.  Chances are if you are terrified of a decision, whether it be venturing out on your own, moving, starting a new line of work, taking the next step in a relationship that means everything to you--it's your gut telling you there is a desire inside you that you haven't addressed yet. Where it will lead? Who knows? You will only discover it if you pursue it. If anything, the experience will definitely be worth the ride. 

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Truthfully, I'm not only wondering where the first part of September went, I still can't wrap my head around the fact that I completely missed August. With a major move to a new state behind me, settling into an awesome city (Austin) and starting a killer position, whirlwind doesn't even begin to describe what the past six weeks have entailed. Other than I can honestly say I'm insanely happy (and thankful) with the opportunities that have been given to me. I'm really digging this new adventure. 

With fall being one of my favorite seasons, in Austin you can't exactly embrace the scarf/boot/lightweight army jacket holding a pumpkin spice latte just yet, but I have heard the time will come to layer away.  With a simple plane ride to Santa Fe and Denver, fall will now come in bits and pieces.  Pretty priceless when you still have the option for the next few months to lay by the pool.  Which for me, are literally the best of both worlds.

However your September has gone thus far, or wherever you are enjoying it, 
I hope it has been absolutely wonderful.

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With Labor Day almost behind us, let's face it--skiers and boarders are getting ancy. Fall is just a prelude to winters first snow fall.  Once that happens, it's game on, or gear on for serious winter fans. My favorite basin already has its game face on and it's ready for you.

Gold Passes went on sale today, and will be until October 12th.  There's a massive gear sale going on in the Ski Shop, and fall chairlift rides have started (check out the live quad cam).  See the Aspens change color in an awesome way while your waiting for opening day. There's a lot going on at the mountain so check in on skisantafe.com or follow their social media channels for updated deets. You don't want to miss out.

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Scottie Hussion, Seth Fuller