I am picking up here where I left off with my previous blog, which is now being discontinued by the server….
Here I am, into the last couple weeks of my two month stay in San Miguel de Allende, MX. I had friends, Rob and Diane, visiting me for 10 days, and it is always fun to share the charm, food, and culture of this town with others. Rob had read about the pastries from a French bakery on an earlier blog posting, so as soon as he unpacked, he asked where the bakery was. For the duration of their stay with me, we had a buffet of pastries every morning!
And we had our share of ice cream at other times of the day.
I have been on many house tours over the past several years, and from year to year, the houses are repeated. But while Diane was here, we went on a Sunday tour to houses that were new to me. The tours are sponsored by the local library as a fundraiser for their literacy program.
The first house we visited was a gallery/house. The spacious main room, (18 x 18 x 18 ft.) served as a living room as well as a gallery filled with contemporary art. The headboard in the master bedroom was a cow hide.
A sofa, chair, a table suspended from the ceiling and a bull’s head were covered in drippy globs of black rubber.
It is unusual to encountered the purity of a minimalist decor in colorful Mexico!
The rooftop deck was multi-leveled and planted with groupings of interesting and unusual cacti, many just about to bloom.
The second house was a spacious, one story house arranged in a “U” around a courtyard. The open end of the courtyard extended beyond into gardens.
The decor was a fun mixture of old, ornate, primitive, and contemporary.
The next house was contemporary and multi-storied with lots of glass with plenty of light.
This house had some unique, custom features such as the Louise Nevelson-like reliefs high on the living room wall, bright green appliances in the kitchen, fun tile design in the master bath and quirky art, furniture and features. Of the three, I liked this one the best. And it is for sale – hummm….