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Art Walk in the Park!

Jul 20
Art Walk in the Park!

by Gregory Gunter The recent CaminArte event in San Miguel de Allende’s Parque Juarez proved appealing to all lovers of art and culture, bringing attendees closer to poetry, painting, sculpture, music, writing and photography.  Event Organizer Daniela Alcázar and volunteer Alejandra García (shown here) even greeted guests upon arrival. June was the inaugural month, and now […]

San Miguel Lit Sala Sells Books!

San Miguel Lit Sala Sells Books!

by Gregory Gunter No one would ever accuse the San Miguel Literary Sala of sitting around on their haunches!  The organization keeps book lover–both readers and writers–busy with monthly, and sometime weekly, events. This last week alone, the Lit Sala hosted two events.  The Sala’s monthly author presentation hosted local author John Scherber and local […]

New Mixology at Hotel Matilda

Jun 25
New Mixology at Hotel Matilda

by Gregory Gunter Hey, Happy Hour fans, The Hotel Matilda here in San Miguel de Allende is raising the bar at its popular lounge by bringing on a rising star on the international mixology stage to re-energize and re-imagine Bar Matilda. The new Mixologist at Bar Matilda is Alberto “Riesler” Morales Perez, an accomplished and […]

Wine: Napa Valley to San Miguel

Jun 14
Wine: Napa Valley to San Miguel

by Gregory Gunter Oenophiles are slowly recovering from last week’s Auction Napa Valley, one of the premier wine events in North America and if you’re like your blogger, you would have given your left typing finger to have attended, yes? But remember, we have our own wine country here near San Miguel de Allende, too! […]

Chef Carlos Gaytan at Rosewood!

Jun 03
Chef Carlos Gaytan at Rosewood!

by Gregory Gunter Ready to tickle your taste buds at a special dinner in San Miguel de Allende?  Come on down to the Rosewood San Miguel’s 1826 Restaurant for dinner this Friday, June 6th at 8:00–don’t even think of skipping reservations!–for a taste of Michelin-ranked Chef Carlos Gaytan, owner of Chicago’s renowned Mexique restaurant. Want […]

A "Wild Night" of Faces & Flowers!

May 14
A "Wild Night" of Faces & Flowers!

by Gregory Gunter San Miguel de Allende may be small but we have our share of celebrities!  And no, we don’t just mean the Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp and Salma Hayek celebrities that live here temporarily while filming local movies here. No, we mean bona fide celebrities from their various walks of life, the stars […]

Café Roma Opens with Rooftop Pizza!

Apr 19
Café Roma Opens with Rooftop Pizza!

by Gregory Gunter Fashionistas in San Miguel de Allende already know the André Pascal styling salon on Hernandez Macias in Centro.  After all, André–born in Marrakesh, trained in Madrid, most recently from southern California, and a stylist to the stars–does all the best “do’s” in town. What you may not know is now André does […]

San Miguel Writers' Conference a Blockbuster!

Mar 24
San Miguel Writers' Conference a Blockbuster!

by Gregory Gunter The San Miguel Writers’ Conference–wow, this was their ninth annual event–keeps growing by leaps & bounds!  This year’s event boasted over 300 full-conference registrants, with some events packed to overflow capacity with more than 900 attendees. The 2014 conference hosted such authors as Calvin Trillin (shown here with Conference Founder Susan Page), […]

Cuba es Cultura en San Miguel!

Mar 14
Cuba es Cultura en San Miguel!

by Gregory Gunter The Cuban Culture Festival is underway in three cities of the Mexican state of Guanajuato, attracting large audiences to the annual performances.  While our capital of  Guanajuato and nearby Dolores Hidalgo also host the festival, San Miguel de Allende is alive with the sights and sounds of Cuba! The Festival’s agenda includes […]

Chef Rick Bayless at Rosewood Hotel!

Chef Rick Bayless at Rosewood Hotel!

by Gregory Gunter Foodies like me–I resemble that remark!–have heard of the upcoming Open Table event to be hosted March 20-23 at the development project called Otomi, just outside San Miguel de Allende. As Living and Travel posts, this long-awaited gourmet event brings together international chefs like Rick Bayless (Frontera, USA), Mauro Colagreco (2 stars […]