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Lazy weekend in San Miguel

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Succesfull American TV writer Deborah Schoeneman wrote about her three night – four day trip to San Miguel, check it out…

I’ve been waiting around for an invitation to San Miguel de Allende for years.

Friends who have gone to weddings in the Spanish colonial town in central Mexico have come back positively giddy. They’d trill away about the romantic cobblestone streets, the sunny desert climate, the great galleries and shopping. Plus that extra something they just couldn’t explain with mere words like “magical” and “cool” to describe the town that’s been a magnet for expats since the 1930s. (It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008).

My husband and I wanted to go somewhere exotic but relatively close to Los Angeles. We had recently attended a 30th birthday bash in Vieques, which was a very fun, boozy beach trip. At risk of turning into SoCal people who only vacationed at the beach, we wanted to do something cultural. Hola, San Miguel. We booked a trip for three nights and four days.

I started emailing my aforementioned friends for suggestions of where to stay and what to do there. My friend Lucy, who had lived there for years, suggested checking out the local pyramids, La Gruta hot springs, and the neighboring town of Guanajuato.


We didn’t make it to any of those, but we did check out Media Naranj (Hidalgo 83; +52-415-152-2184), a simple, healthy, fresh lunch place next to the market, which itself is worth a visit. I bought a pretty caftan for $18.

My husband’s mother, who sells folk art, housewares, clothing, and jewelry, mostly from Mexico and Guatemala, at her store in San Diego, said we should check out La Aurora, a former textile mill just outside town that now houses galleries, shops, and a great restaurant. We loved it. We didn’t end up buying anything as the prices were fairly steep, but we had a good time.

It turned out that my friend Irene Neuwirth, jewelry designer extraordinaire, was going to be in San Miguel with a crew of friends, and we would overlap for two nights and days. This turned out to be far luckier than we expected…

Click here for full article on Forbes.com

Source: Forbes.com

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