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Mixta San Miguel de Allende

When John and I visited the Pritchard family last summer in San Miguel de Allende, we fell in love with the town. Billy showed us all the greatest parts like his morning walk in the Landetta and the best cappuccino at Buen Dia. And I cannot stop thinking about the chilaquilles we had at El Correo on our first morning. And then there were the margaritas we had at sunset at the rooftop bar at Rosewood!           Billy took us to one of his favorite shops called Mixta. It is owned and run by an awesome lady named Anna. The shop is an eclectic mix of home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. Many of the pieces are made locally, some things are vintage and just about everything I could easily have put in my suitcase to bring home with me.     The building is old with peeling [...]

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Settling in

  HOLA!  I’m back! I know that I claimed I was going to post a blog every few days about our time in Mexico….it seems that I lied. I hope you are not shocked. You shouldn’t be. I am a notorious liar and blog procrastinator.     I am sorry. Really. My intentions were good but for some reason it has been really difficult to get settled and into a good work groove. Everything is still feels a bit discombobulated and out of sorts.  It is weird…we are having lovely time and everybody is happy here (except maybe Stella…but she is a 12 year old girl and I don’t think I or any mortal has the power to make her truly happy anywhere.) I don’t know what the problem is …I guess just new place, new digs, new office, new language, etc. I spend an incredible amount of time just [...]

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President’s Day or The Glamorous Life of a Designer

Today’s Presidents Day and Franny’s out of school. Of course. Somebody’s always out of school. Schools do that to make you crazy, as everyone knows. Stella and Pete had three days off last week, “Winter Break”.  Which is just what every mother needs between Christmas Break and Spring Break, an extra Break, with extra chores, just to keep us on our toes. 
Sick-making. I never had a Winter Break. Or a Fall break for that matter. I could go on and on about the generational injustice of this new-fangled school calendar but I won’t… I have better things to whine about. So, since Franny’s with me today, I’m not really working. I’ve spent the day doing laundry. And going to the Wal Mart. And cleaning out a particularly jumbled bookcase. And mopping. And wiping up dog vomit. What can equal the thrill and challenge of domestic engineering? As it turns [...]

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