Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
San Miguel de Allende - Snake dance
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Two of the guests were a cousin of my Mom's, Marje, and her daughter, Jill, who were visiting from Minneapolis. Jill was convinced she was going to loose weight on her visit since she did not like Mexican food and was sometimes a picky eater. When she got back home, her friends could not believe she was the same person for she loved the food on her trip and that she had eaten rabbit and liked that too!
Dianne is ready to dig into the "Conejo."
Bon Appetit! Seconds anyone?
Please let me know if you are interested in joining me on one of my tours. I would be more than happy to organize a custom cooking class for you ranging from Mexican dishes, Italian pastas & raviolis to Spanish tapas. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Monday, May 24, 2010
It is always a dilemma on what to buy. The Gladiolas look good and such an array of colors. I usually pick up five dozen Glads to fill my entry and living room.
I also like to buy an array of Gerber daisies and float them in one of my pilas (fountains).
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Proves what I have been saying for some time... block by block, San Miguel de Allende is a world wonder! It's why I say - if you want a short break from the pressures of today's busy life... if you long for a brief holiday in a totally different and wonderful hideaway...if you want to shop 'till you drop...or dine where each menu exceeds the previous...or if you'd enjoy discovering art treasures the world seems to have forgotten... Meet me in San Miguel!
All my previous tours were a huge success. My October tour is filling fast. I will have another one in January. Please email me if you or someone you know might be interested in joining me on one of my tours.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Next stop, Bar El Tenampa!
What a funky interior. The things I do to make my tours the best!
I talked to Celestino, the guitarist, and arranged for his trio to come to my house for my group's farewell reception and dinner. Los Comodines play ranchera music. Ranchero is the traditional Mexican music that is often about the life on the ranch and in the countryside of rural Mexico. In the north, these trios are referred to as Conjuntos.
Trio in San Miguel de Allende - Los Comodines
Los Comodines (singing the song, Caminos de Guanajuato)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Two years ago this summer, my husband and I went on a Crystal Cruise starting in Venice with stops in parts of Greece and Turkey. We met some great people from all over the United States and Latin America. One such couple was Charlotte and Jim from Naples, Florida. Standing: Len (my husband), Jim and Howard. Seated: Charlotte, ME, Arne (chief officer) and Leslie.
We immediately hit it off with Jim and Charlotte and often joined each other for cocktails and some of our meals. Since the cruise, we have stayed in touch via emails. I wrote Charlotte about my tours to San Miguel and she said they might be interested in joining me on my next one. I sent them the itinerary and within days I received a note that they wanted to sign up! They sent me their deposit checks and all we had to do was wait until January rolled around to get together.
Charlotte and Jim were in Denver this last week and my husband and I had a wonderful dinner with them at Luca d'italia along with their two daughters who live in Colorado. It was just like the four of us were back on the cruise ship and no time had elapsed. I am sure that before too much time has passed, we'll plan to get together in the near future. Charlotte told me that she enjoys reading my posts and checks my blog daily!
Monday, May 10, 2010
The back splash was changed to a brushed stainless and low voltage lighting was added. The lighting gives the kitchen such a "glamorous" look. My husband thinks it looks like a kitchen one would find on a Deco cruise ship in a Thin Man movie. I agree. The only thing missing is Asta, the Jack Russel Terrier, and a few martinis.
"The secret to a long life is to eat garlic, but the difficult part is to hide the secret.."