The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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Best Home Furnishing­s Best Place to Buy Floor Coverings Best Local Rock Shop Taos Gems and Minerals 637 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-3910 Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle Dan’s Carpet Tile and Window Coverings 815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-7730 Taos Gems and Minerals is the oldest store of its kind in town. This well-establishe­d, family-operated treasure trove opened more than 45 years ago. The shop offers beautiful minerals and related items – such as dishes carved from fossil-filled rocks – and a healthy selection of jewelrymak­ing supplies. One reviewer said it all: “Everything you can imagine if you are an artist using gems and minerals. Fun place to browse and nice pieces for sale. Very knowledgea­bleknowled­gable owner, good prices.” 7237 State Highway 518, Ranchos de Taos (575) 758-2420 mattressma­ danscarpet­ Mary Domito (aka “Mattress Mary”) M began her business life in Taos by opening Sleep Sanctuary in 2004 with a mission of offering a warm, friendly sleep shop in an otherwise rather nondescrip­t industry. Sixteen years later she’s expanded to two home furnishing­s and mattress stores in Taos and another in Alamosa, CO. Establishe­d in 1988, Dan’s is consistent­ly ranked at the top among Best of Taos voters when it comes to all things for floors and windows, having won the honor 10 years in a row. Why Dan’s? Expert advice, profession­al staff, courteous and reliable service, large selection and reasonable prices that are comparable to big-box stores. Dan and his staff are a pro’s pro. Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle Mattress Mary’s Taos Lifestyle Larry Martinez Jewelry Taos Rockers Vargas Tile Company 710C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-0800 229A Camino del la Placita, Taos (575) 758-2326 4114 State Road 68, Ranchos de Taos (575) 758-5986 taoslifest­ taosrocker­ Best Place to Buy a Mattress Best Place to Ship a Package Best Local Jeweler Larry Martinez Jewelers 822 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-4169 Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle 9- 5 Ship and Print 925 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 751-1313 larrymarti­ 815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-7730 In a town known for its many talented artists, Larry Martinez consistent­ly tops the jewelry mountain. He is best known for his complex, museum-quality pieces that are “inspired by Native America,” he says. Exhibited in museums around the country, Martinez also has an impressive selection of vintage pieces. mattressma­ When needing to carefully package and mail a treasured heirloom or that special gift, which may have taken several hours searching to find, Taoseños say they turn to tried-and-true 9-5 Ship and Print. A box full of pottery chards that was once a whole pot? Bad. USPS, DHL and FedX? Good. You don’t use the moniker “Mattress Mary” if you don’t know a thing or two about a good night’s sleep. For more on Mattress Mary, see the previous listing. Mattress Mary’s Taos Lifestyle Maria Samora 824 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 751-7103 United States Postal Service 710C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-0800 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos; (800) 275-8777 • 110 Bertha Street, Taos; (575) 758-2081 • 4 San Francisco Road, Ranchos de Taos (800) 275-8777 mariasamor­ taoslifest­ 36 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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