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  Villa de los Frailes 37790
  San Miguel de Allende
  Office: 415-154-4915
  Cell: 415-103-3355

April 09, 2009


     This VIP Club Newsflash is sponsored by Viajes San Miguel, 152-2537.

    Your VIP Club welcomes Casa Grau aka: el bajofondo organic restaurant, Zacateros #19, 152-1623. Located in the rear courtyard of the antique store, in a pleasant garden setting is El Bajofondo. Open Monday through Saturday, Mondays,  Noon - 6 p.m., every other day until 10 p.m. Your host and primary chef is Alicia. Hardly anything, if at all, comes out of a can or box. All foods are prepared from scratch and freshness is a priority. Also they have a tea area and tea time is 4-6 p.m. There's an assortment of gourmet wines. The lunchtime offerings are mostly vegetarian yet El Bajofondo also offers have a  dinner menu that includes meat dishes. VIP Club members may take 10% off when the bill exceeds $100 pesos and when paying cash.

    Pueblo Viejo and Villa Rivera have decided to drop out of the club. Your Club wishes to thank Jesus and Jose Maria for the generosity they have extended club members over the years and we wish them the very best.

     This month of April VIP Club participating restaurant Antigua Trattoria Romana, where Zacateros meets Codo, offers VIP Club members a complimentary glass of wine to each in their party when having dinner in addition to the 10% discount they offer Club members. Thank you Fernando.

     Buen Cafe on Jesus will be closing if they haven't already. Kris Rudolph plans on reopening at a new location come the end of May at Jesus #35 the next block down. Look for the new opening and Kris' eclectic and tasty menu.

     John Adams, formerly Ren Ellis Leather has moved again and this time to Canal #9, a larger space. Rebecca, and son John, are adding inventory from some of San Miguel's best artists and designers. The VIP Club's 10% discount only applies only to John Adams or Ren Ellis designs.

    Your VIP Club welcomes the legal services of International Lawyer, David Barrow. David has been practicing international law for many years and much of that time has been in Mexico. He is totally bilingual. Rather it be a will or forming of business, personal matters or real estate David wields his expertise, protects assets, from here that has bite on both sides of the border and renders legal advice and creates documents. Using Barrow can keep all on the straight and narrow. He can be reached at 154-8975, email: His new office is located on Refugio North #34. BTW: Your Club will soon have a local Will Bank for members. Details are still in the works.

     VIP Club member Mary Jane Miller will be conducting a special paint workshop that employs Egg Tempra. The workshop will take place Sunday April 26 to Friday May 1 at Monastery of the Soledad. Cost is $3,500 pesos that includes materials, instructions, room and board. For more information and registration contact Mary at 152-5762 or email

     VIP Club member Laura Reyes invites all to attend fashion Sundays with exquisite photos and fashion designs and paintings by Matthieu Kuhn from 10- 2 p.m. at 28 de Abril #50 in Col. San Antonio.

    In our last newsflash we asked members to suggest some items around town they could get VIP Club discounts. We got great responses. Members asked for discounts on skin-care products and discounts on Spas and discounts on the hot springs outside town. Within the month we will be adding another spa and a place that sells skin-care products. We're still working on the hot springs. Check out our line up at

    Be on the look out for new restaurants and other nifty services coming into the club by the end of the month. 

     Don't forget to take advantage of the great deal Your Club has when using Viajes San Miguel for their shuttle services to nearby cities and our iron clad guarantee. Use Viaje 5 times in 18 months and get a free shuttle ride to or from Leon's airport. See our webpage for details.

    If your membership expired and you want to renew without paying the price increase, now at $500 pesos, (still under $40 USD) contact us here to be grandfathered in at the old price of $400 pesos. We will extend our grandfather offer until the end of April. No member will ever pay a price increase if they continue their membership. TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER MEMBERS MUST RENEW DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CLUB AND NOT AT OUR OUTLETS.

     Your Club gets lots of feedback from members and there is comment page we post on the website but recently we received this one and would like to share it:

"Hi Lou!! I just would like to mention to you now that Je t' aime got included in the VIP Club, that the chef, Chava, won the national pastry award for that gorgeous Mexican, chili-chocolate cake a few years ago, source of pride to a lot, maybe you want to ask him or mention that next time? I found it strange he didn´t tell you... As always, nice to read your news of what goes around town and to say hi!! A hug! Ita"

    Arts and Crafts Fair at Instituto Allende all weekend.

     Happy Easter to all.

R.I.P. Brother George Davis. (George was a true gentleman and the epitome of proper decorum. We'll miss him.)

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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