Two weeks ago I took some time off from making custom cookies for weddings, showers, and parties to take a trip to visit San Miguel de Allende, which is a colonial town located in the central mountains of Mexico. On the flight down I read a wonderful book called On Mexican Time by Tony Cohan, which captures the author’s journey relocating to San Miguel with his wife. The area has changed since Tony initially wrote the book about twenty years ago, but it still gave me some great insights into the culture and beauty of what San Miguel had to offer.
When we initially arrived in San Miguel, the ”New Yorker” in us didn’t know if we would be able to occupy ourselves for an entire week in this small colonial town, but we quickly realized that we were very wrong. We kicked off the week enjoying the beautiful architecture and taking a home & garden tour that includes stops at three of some of the nicest homes in San Miguel. We continued the week admiring the beautiful homes of San Miguel from the outside with each street more beautiful than the next.
San Miguel is also filled with wonderful artists and you can find many of their works at La Fabrica Aurora, which takes nearly a half day to see all of the work in this restored factory. Hubby took tennis classes in the mornings while I attended a wonderful cooking class at a tradition Mexican cooking school where I learned all about salsas and using chilies. Those little dried peppers have a whole new meaning in my book. YUM! We also took a day trip to Guanajuato where we visited the home of Diego Rivera, Don Quixote Iconographic Museum, and the mummy museum, which was a bit gross if you ask me.
No trip with the hubby and me is complete of course with finding some delicious restaurants. Besides the yummy street side rotisserie chicken that we gobbled down (I know it’s against the rules, but it was yummy) two of our favorite stops included an absolutely beautiful restaurant called The Restaurant at Sollano 16 and Jackie’s where Jackie herself greeted us at the door. We finished things off with Churros at San Agustine’s in el centro.
It’s back on New York time for me. Onto my next batch of bridal shower favor cookies for next weekend!