ABQ Life


What to do? Studio Sway owner Ashley Biggers is also a writer. Find her book 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die on Amazon or locally at Bookworks on Rio Grande NW. 

ART!  Ann Marquis donated one of her gorgeous paintings to Sway, and the studio bought another one as well because we love her work so much.  Her paintings are sensuous, drenched in color, evocative and pleasing. Her work is reasonably priced.  One of the wonderful things about the gift of art is that it’s always original, often inspiring, and supports both the artist and the receiver.  Check out her images online at www.hartmarquis.com 

www.Etsy.com has a fabulous selection of handmade art, crafts, clothes, and jewelry. Support the arts by buying directly from the artists, and enjoy fabulous & unique pieces of work. You can narrow your searches to local artists. Find Nia dancer and artist Anne Woods in her Etsy shop, www.annewoods.etsy.com.


SEX!  There is a wonderful store in Upper Nob Hill called Self Serve.  This woman-owned business has many happy toys. I highly recommend you add a vibrator and lube to your love life. A big pillow called the Wedge gives exactly the right support and angle for sex, and its hefty price soon will be made up for in pleasure and ease.  Self-Serve holds frequent educational workshops as well.  Find them at 3904 Central SE, just west of Washington, or online at www.selfservetoys.com.  

Body Art Just next door to the previous location of Sway is a piercing salon, Evolution.  Noah was extremely professional, and my ear piercings healed beautifully.  It was a great experience, actually, not at all like being tagged at the mall.  It’s very intense to pierce one’s self, even if it is just for earrings, and I recommend Noah at this salon for an experience that is soul satisfying.