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Why San Miguel de Allende Continues to Draw Creative Visionaries From Around the World - Departures

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

"Some residents call it an energy vortex—others credit the light and architecture" -

Maura Egan, January 14, 2019

"A lot of creative cross-pollination going on in San Miguel de Allende. Dôce 18 Concept House houses a floral studio, a clothing boutique, a ceramics kiosk, a macaron stall, several galleries, a small independent hotel, and a Casa Dragones tasting room. One afternoon González took me through a flight of sipping tequilas at her tiny space as a stylish Mexican couple with a large sheepdog watched through the sliding glass door. The complex was busy with international visitors but also young couples from Mexico City who’d come for the weekend. Afterward, we headed next door to the very popular Jacinto 1930 restaurant, where we sopped up the alcohol with oyster-mushroom tacos and suckling pig in mole sauce.

For more casual fare, Dôce 18 has a food hall in the back of the building where Donnie Masterton, an L.A. native, has opened a taco stand as well as a grass-fed-burger joint". - Maura Egan

Photography by: Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock


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