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Strong at the Broken Places…

an Miguel Writers' Conference Executive Director Susan Page with volunteers Dorit Arazi and Dr. Beverly Nelson

Insider’s edge By Gregory R. Gunter Hemingway’s quote from A Farewell to Arms proved prophetic and ended the 10th Annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference with the walking⎯and imbibing⎯ghost of Papa encouraging those writers with countless rejection slips to remain strong at the broken places and keep trying. And when thriller novelist Scott Turow echoed author [...]

They Love to Watch Her Strut…

Cruz Roja president Lety Fernandez, Gustavo Ponce de Leon and Carlos Noyola

By Gregory R. Gunter San Miguel boys remember Bob Seger’s lyrics “…they do respect her but, they love to watch her strut…” and for such fans, September was the month for fashionistas to strut their stuff down the starlit runways when two major fashion shows served as fundraisers for style lovers. At the Z Club, [...]

‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Angel supporters Dennis Manske and Christine Yannitelli with Mary and Hans Oeter Jorgensen

By Gregory Gunter If the giddiness of spring wasn’t enough to put us all in a Purple Haze, the hookah room at Casita Linda’s 1960’s themed “Loose Under the Goose” party certainly was! The scene was, like, groovy, man, with the chicks in rainbow colors and the brotha’s sporting Shaft ‘fros and leathers…far out, dude! [...]

What’s New, Pussycat?!

By Gregory Gunter Crooner Tom Jones could’ve penned the theme for November’s SPA fashion fundraiser at Cristina’s Vivoli Café, where the haute dogs — board member Marc Berube missed his curtain call — and the pussycats were in force. Irene Diamant’s head-to-toe leopard suit gave Catwoman some claw-sharpening competition, but designer Darla Nordstrom stole the [...]

Misty water-colored memories; popcorn, too!

By Gregory Gunter Barbara Streisand didn’t actually visit San Miguel de Allende, but her lyrics seemed apropos for the Birthday Benefit Bash held at Maggie’s Farm in Jalpa for Refugio de los Recuerdos, a haven and retreat serving to celebrate the memories of women who have come to San Miguel from all over the world, [...]

From besos to books, February proved a carnival!

By Gregory R. Gunter What’s not to love about February? My favorite Aquarians celebrate birthdays—thanks, Mom!—while Carnival enlivens our winter blahs, and Dia de San Valentin makes lovers of us all, mi amor. Robin Loving’s Carnaval de Amor fundraiser for the girls of Santa Julia—emceed by Valentin himself—did just that at the Hotel Matilda, showering [...]

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