Over the past few years we have been sharing our own insider’s tips as to why one slip away to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico for a vacation of a lifetime. And just this past month, one of the America’s leading lifestyle magazines, “MORE”, echoed so many of the treasures that await future visitors to our own vacation rental in San Miguel, Casa Magdalena, which is just moments from the magnificent city of San Miguel.
It gives us great pleasure to share some of their highlights with you now. And when you’re ready to enjoy what the magazine notes as an ‘incomparable mix of colonial architecture, lively cafes and one of a kind works of artists and artisans”… just contact us directly and we’ll hold a special spot for by the pool at our country-side villa in San Miguel.
Some of our favorite things to do that we’re shared in MORE magazine’s editorial follows.
… In the late afternoon it’s always a delight to go to El Jardin, the plaza in the heart of the city, where you can stroll and buy an elote (corn on a stick) for a street vendor.
… To really experience San Miguel, rent a house for a week. While you pick up fruits, flowers and Oaxaca cheese from the Mercado, you’ll bump into things and people you might not if you’d stayed in a hotel.
… Friday night drinks at Hotel Matilda are always fun. The hotel has a modern, urban feel – the kind of place where you can wear high heels and order cocktails. It is also a showcase for an impressive modern-art collection.
… Mixta … offers cool and eclectic clothing, objects, fabrics, furniture and more … ranging from enamel tequila cups to beaded T-shirts.
… Kingsley Market is a great addition to San Miguel for its leather goods. Lisa Kingsley’s bags are all made in Mexico and have become a cult favorite.
… Pozos is an abandoned mining town frozen in time. I love walking among the ruins and then visiting the charming little bazaar. Nearby is a lavender farm.
… You must go to the art and design center Fabrica la Aurora which includes all sorts of galleries and shops. My first stop is always La Cantadora for unique Mexican antiques.
… My favorite ice cream place is Gelato Doce, next to El Jardin. There are some great local flavors, such as corn and avocado. It’s one of those things you have to try when you are here.
And that’s just the beginning. Start packing now and we’ll see you by the pool at our San Miguel home at Casa Magdalena.