Tag archive for ‘Joseph Toone’
By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Mexican Home Designs

When you are house shopping in San Miguel de Allende you’ll normally find two basic architectural styles – Mid-Century Modern and Colonial. As the name implies, Mid-Century Modern are homes with More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Landeta – Pooches, Picnics and Pools

Landeta is a pretty name that has been featured in San Miguel de Allende since the Inquisition.  Back then members of Landeta family-owned textile factories held important municipal offices and were elite movers More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Dancing Through Life

Dancing is a way to celebrate, whether it is a birth, a death, a religious observance, or folklore; dances are a way to celebrate life and express your feelings. Perhaps even more than learning the Spanish More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, June 1st, 2020

Secrets to Money in Mexico

Money is different in Mexico than up North.  Obviously, the look and feel, but also how money works and one’s relationship with it take some mental adjustments to financially succeed here. The currency More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, June 1st, 2020

Dirty Dancing Danzon

Mercedes, a senior in my English classes, introduced me to danzon, a style of dance (like a tap, square dancing, or salsa), forever changing how I experience Mexico.  Through danzon, I performed at festivals around More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, April 24th, 2020

Coloring outside the lines

The Mexican Maria dolls have fascinated me for a while now and I’ve tried various social media avenues to help the doll sellers out in their efforts to support themselves.  Plus I’m constantly More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Exploring San Miguel’s Streets’ Secrets (Part Two)

San Miguel’s neighborhoods and streets were first organized by the Spanish. Centro was for the Spanish with the four oldest areas (barrios) set aside for the indigenous in La Palmita, Ojo de Agua, Valle More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Exploring San Miguel’s Streets’ Secrets

The popular song lyric about the street with no name wasn’t written with San Miguel de Allende in mind.  Our streets all have names, often several, that combined with a Dr. Seus like nonsensical numbering More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The Holy Family in San Miguel

by Joseph Toone A hop, skip and a jump from the Fabrica Aurora is the chapel to Saint Joseph in colonia Obraje featuring one of our more notable pieces of local art.  The painting features the Holy Family (Mary, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, April 6th, 2020

Saint Corona, Social Media Darling

by Joseph Toone In uncertain times, it helps to have a powerful person on your side and the Corona pandemic is no exception. As millions scramble to adjust to life under quarantine, Twitter and other social More...