Tag Archives: Mexico

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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Rancho La Puerta: We Hike to Eat

All the photos in this post were taken at or around Rancho La Puerta’s organic farm, Tres Estrellas, and culinary center, La Cocina que Canta, in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. RANCHO LA PUERTA is different things to different people. For … Continue reading

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Rancho La Puerta: Ranch in Bloom

HERE AT RANCHO LA PUERTA in Tecate, Mexico — the only fitness resort I’ve ever been to, and the only one I ever care to go to — there’s no need to exercise that gratitude muscle I referred to in … Continue reading

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