Tag Archives: Mexico

Last Look at San Miguel

AS IF TO MAKE SURE I would leave San Miguel de Allende thoroughly in love with the place — as if to hammer home the point that it is spectacularly deserving of its perennial spot among the top few on … Continue reading

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San Miguel de Allende: Nothing Not to Like

MY TWO-WEEK VISIT TO THE MEXICAN FANTASY-VILLAGE of San Miguel de Allende is coming to an end. I have only good things to say, except in one regard: the drinking water. It’s true what they say: don’t drink it. And … Continue reading

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Textures of Mexico, Seen in San Miguel

MY TIME IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE IS FLEETING BY and I have nothing to complain about. Certainly not the weather, balmy compared to New York’s (though my white pants and tank tops remain in the closet). After ten days … Continue reading

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Finding My Rhythm in San Miguel

DOWN JACKET. Thick wooly socks. Cashmere and corduroy. Hat, gloves. If you’re thinking of coming to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in mid-winter, put those on your list. They’re on my list for next time — and the good news … Continue reading

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San Miguel, Meet My Expectations

I’M IN FABLED SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, waiting for the magic to happen. This central Mexico town of 80,000, made wealthy half a millennium ago as a way-station between the silver mines to the north and the capital 200 miles … Continue reading

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World’s Wackiest Buildings

Nautilus House, Mexico City, Mexico. Arquitectonica Organica, 2006. The inside is just as extraordinary; to see it, go here. WHEN IT COMES TO ARCHITECTURE, give me crazy over boring any day. Along comes an e-mail — OK, a forward, and … Continue reading

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Rancho La Puerta: Garden Close-Up

I’M HOME FROM RANCHO LA PUERTA and not too happy about that. The sun is shining here in East Hampton, N.Y., and things have greened up slightly. The daffodils are still in force; my scrawny magnolia is in what passes … Continue reading

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