• Glenn Wilson
    May 24, 2019
    These three impressionistic Red Dress Women Series paintings are available and on display at The Michael Tolleson Robles Galeria de Arte, San Miguel de Allende.
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    Michael Tolleson Robles facebook
    facebook post about these paintings

    Website (click Shop to view or purchase)

    Michael Tolleson Robles Galeria de Arte (google maps)
    Aldama #3
    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700
    (images used with permission of the artist)
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 24, 2019
    If you moved to Mexico from another country, how do you feel about crime in San Miguel de Allende?

    Do you feel safer, less safe, or, about the same here as where you moved from?

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  • Glenn Wilson
    May 23, 2019
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    Now open every Friday night for dinner. Asian inspired sharing plates & new cocktail menu! Bookings suggested, limited seating. Email .

    Inside Cafe still has a great brunch, including bagel french toast.

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    And, of course, the Inside Cafe flat white. At Insurgentes 66 across from the Biblioteca.
    Photo © 2018 Glenn E Wilson (CC BY 4.0).

    Inside Cafe menu. Some images from Inside Cafe Instagram.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 23, 2019
    I know a few people that have been looking forward to trying the new Fátima Rooftop.

    Fátima Rooftop SMA is now taking reservations.
    Juárez No 7 Centro
    415 688 1438

    Facebook
    Image via Instagram.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 22, 2019
    Babs of San Miguel: I think it was a possum because it had a very long hairless tail. It walked by and then came back by going the other way. Now I know what has been digging in the flower pots all this time!.
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    Not the possum in this story! (Baby possum, Houston, Texas, 2008).

    Egrets or herons. They are the same, I have read. These nested here last year to have a bazillion babies and will be nesting til September when they leave. ...The sounds the egret/herons make sounds like a cross between a turkey and a duck! Strange. So far they only seem to make that noise at about 6:30AM! Time will tell how this will all play out.
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    I get up every day waiting to see what else is going to happen among the "wildlife" that surrounds me. It is interesting, usually, and fun, most of the time.


    More at Babs of San Miguel: Living WITH Wildlife!
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 21, 2019
    Terry L. Turrell: It started as a simple, fun weekend getaway to Puerto Vallarta. It didn’t end that way.

    Jon and I were only going to spend two nights in Puerto Vallarta, go out to dinner both nights, go to the beach for a couple of hours, and go to Kelly’s Pour Favor Saloon and Cookhouse to listen to music Saturday night. We never made it to anything fun before I became very sick.

    Nothing contagious. Just my GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder) that acts up once or twice a year. Normally, I take one of my metoclopramide (Reglan) tablets that I carry in my purse and ten or fifteen minutes later, I’m fine. Not this time. ...

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    Assorted medications.

    Read more at: A MEDICAL EMERGENCY IN MEXICO: New Lessons Learned
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 21, 2019
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    Shopping bag

    San Miguel de Allende.- This city will have legislation that will prohibit the use of plastic cups, bags and straws . The City Council received two proposals to unify criteria and that on the first day of 2020 the new regulation takes effect; Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal promised that this will be the case.
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    He announced that they will do an information campaign for six months and that on January 1, 2020 will be prohibited.

    Prohibit the use of plastic in San Miguel de Allende
    (Google translation).

    I have heard several times that plastic bags have been outlawed in San Miguel de Allende or were about to be. We'll see what happens with this.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 21, 2019
    Have you ever asked yourself "Do they deliver?" about a restaurant? Well, RubyJoy's Delivery Only Restaurant delivers.

    We have ordered food for delivery several times from RubyJoy's and have been happy with the food and the experience every time.
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    RubyJoy is a culinary artist. She has been cooking healthy, gourmet and organic food for over twenty years as a personal chef, caterer and the owner of RubyJoy’s Saucy Company. ... In 2012 RubyJoy moved to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico… And the rest is history!
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    All of our containers and utensils are biodegradable and earth friendly. RubyJoy’s donates a percentage of profits to charities.

    http://www.rubyjoys.com.mx/?page_id=40

    A few highlights from the menu include:
    • Spinach & Berry Salad
    • Turkey with Avocado Sandwich
    • Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
    • Black Bean and Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
    • Spicy Meat & Mushroom Lasagna
    • Apple and Fennel Coleslaw

    The menu notes a number of items that are normally, or can be prepared as:
    • Gluten free
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan

    The website is rubyjoys.com and a current (as of May 21, 2019) menu is attached to this post (click "Comments" if you don't see it below). Her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/RubyJoysRestaurant/.

    Monday - Friday, 12 noon - 5pm.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 19, 2019
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    One of the greeters at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery. Photo © 2018 Glenn E Wilson (CC BY 4.0).

    The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away. A unique and fantastical, joyful experience; click the two links above for more info and pics. Google Maps helped us get there. Requested donation 200 pesos per person. By appointment only. Tour lasts one hour. Be on time or Anado will start without you or maybe feed you to the dragon pictured above. If you come in a cab have it wait for you.

    San Miguel de Allende is popular among art lovers. There are dozens of private galleries throughout the city selling San Miguel de Allende art. In addition, the Mercado Artesanal in the center of town sells a variety of traditional local art. The city is known for being an artist colony.

    Our observations from living in San Miguel de Allende, and other parts of Mexico, for the past six months have shown us how artful and creative Mexican culture is. Art finds its way into many aspects of Mexican culture: the colorful piñatas during the holidays, the lively music and singing, and the multi-colored artwork of the indigenous groups.

    While there are many art galleries and museums you can choose to visit in San Miguel de Allende, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite. Here are four unique places to experience San Miguel de Allende art.

    Where To Experience Art While Living in San Miguel De Allende
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 19, 2019
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    Capilla del Arte, Puebla | © Capilla del Arte/WikiCommons

    Any galleries you would add to this list? Maybe a favorite in SMA, or, maybe your gallery in SMA?

    It’s no secret that Mexico is a great destination for art lovers and aficionados, but many may not appreciate the wealth of artistic life beyond the (admittedly fantastic) capital city. Whether you head north to Monterrey, or want to sun yourself on the peninsulas of either Baja or Yucatán, you can rest assured that there’s an art gallery for you. Here are the top art galleries across Mexico that you must visit.

    The Top Art Galleries Across Mexico You Must Visit

    They continue with a brief discussion of these galleries:
    • MARCO, Monterrey
    • Soumaya, Mexico City
    • Galería Sergio Bustamente, Guadalajara
    • Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende
    • Galería Mérida, Mérida
    • Capilla del Arte, Puebla
    • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca
    • Galería Ida Victoria, San José del Cabo
    • Galería MUY, Chiapas

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