"I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote." — Frida Kahlo
I'm back from Guanajuato capital city and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico! I made new connections with Mexican tourism boards, hoteliers and event planners at the World Romance Travel Conference - Love Mexico that was focused on romance, honeymoon, and destination wedding travel throughout Mexico. It was a full week of cultural immersion as well as networking opportunities, especially in the post-conference days spent in San Miguel Allende. A highlight was a mojigangas workshop - making traditional Mexican puppets with famous artisan Hermes Arroyo, who's patient and full of joy as he works. I purchased one of his original Day of the Dead puppet dolls, and he painted his name onto it - an art piece I'll always treasure. He's a resident artist at the divine Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel, San Miguel de Allende, a Virtuoso property I had the pleasure of touring privately during a free night in the program. I had a lunch and dinner at their Restaurante del Parque, relaxing amid a garden of cactus and agave trees. The entire Belmond team are warm, gracious, and welcoming, and this is a very special hotel, centrally located yet intimate and calming inside with a comforting feeling of privacy.
Another Virtuoso property I fell in love with was Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort. The trade show portion of our conference was held here, and on my last day, I met with their sales rep (and my new friend) for a complimentary (and my first ever) facial oxygen appointment in their award-winning spa followed by a delicious breakfast and fun tour of this spectacular property. CLICK HERE to watch four short videos on our adventurous property tour Saturday morning for snippets of the sensory pleasures around every corner. I also loved its shops featuring highly curated artisans pieces (art, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home goods). I didn't want to leave!
I have a LOT of photos and videos to sort through, so keep an eye on the Nine Muses Travel social media pages via the links down below to not miss when I start posting them - including more from the conference farewell dinner (photo above) with all of us in Day of the Dead make-up. Of course I had mine done in Nine Muses Travel colors!
San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato capital are both colorful, magical places full of art and inspiration, and I'd LOVE to help plan your own journey of discovery to these captivating cities. They're perfect for a romantic getaway, anniversary, honeymoon, friends trip, and a unique destination wedding. I'm now connected to the best event planner in San Miguel Allende - a company that uses local, handmade décor, high quality materials like handwoven textiles, minimal disposables, all with festive, sophisticated Mexican flair. Touring their office and warehouse was like visiting a craft museum!
Whatever your reason for traveling to Mexico, Nine Muses Travel is ready to make your next stay unforgettable!
P.S. I put my new LARQ PureVis Water Bottle to the test on this trip, and it worked perfectly! It's self-cleaning and SANITIZES the water inside! I used it regularly for a week in Mexico on one charge, and I drank a LOT of water due to the high altitudes in the Guanajuato region. I was able to drink from any water source including hotel sink faucets with total peace of mind. It's one of the best travel investments I ever made, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! This would make an awesome gift for the travel lovers in your life. CLICK HERE to shop all the beautifully made LARQ products, and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases using these links. Thank you for supporting Nine Muses Travel while you shop!
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