Alibi V.12 No.51 • Dec 18-24, 2003 

Food Article

If you're looking to pull out all the stops this year, check out the two ridiculously luxe packages offered by El Monte Sagrado resort in Taos. The first will set you back $2,935 and includes a five night stay in a suite, admission to the New Year's Eve masquerade ball, New Year's Day recovery breakfast and a choice of three spa treatments per person.

The second package includes a seven night stay in a suite, admission to the New Year's Eve masquerade ball, New Year's Day recovery breakfast, choice of four spa treatments per person plus a vintner's wine dinner on January 3. The cost is $3,795 and probably worth every penny.

If you were already planning on being in Taos for the night you might want to buy tickets for the ball, including five-course dinner, open bar and after midnight breakfast bar. Tickets cost $295 per person.