VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Sunday, January 8, 2012


     This VIP Club Newsflash is being brought to you by VC and Friends, Hernandez Macias #83. 154-9070. VC and Friends is becoming San Miguel's new, live entertainment center, along with a full-bar and kitchen under the command of chef Gustavo Calderon. Live night time entertainment Wednesdays through Sundays. 

     First a correction from our last news flash: When welcoming Garufa Argentine style restaurant, off the corner of Canal and Hernandez Macias we wrongly posted the days of the one-peso corkage fee. It's Wednesdays and Thursdays! Also, slap my face, the phone # was also wrongly posted! It's 154-6555. Our apologies to Francisco and his crew.

    Now for a bit of housekeeping. This website has enjoyed a 37% increase in visits in 2011. Many do write in asking questions about locations, hours and information regarding VIP participating restaurants and other services. We are glad to personally answer such requests but do know people can always go directly to the website for up to date info.

    Your Club is also reporting that 62 free, travel vouchers were dispensed last year to members for the free shuttle ride to Leon's airport when employing Viajes Travel. That's 13 free shuttles over the previous year. Book five trips for yourself or others with Viajes during an 18 month period and get a voucher entitling yourself or someone else for the free trip.

    Bikini time will be here in no time! Fitness International's discounted membership drive ends January 15. Get in shape! Stay in shape! See details.

     What's heartening about fellow sanmiguelenses and the expat community is that when someone's in trouble the our friends and neighbors often join in lock step! In early December many flashed their spirit by attending the special photography benefit supporting Lulu Tobert who's in a sword fight with "Big C." Talk about organization! Over a span of four, magical days, too-many-to-mention VIP Club members came to Lulu's aid by purchasing Lulu's stunning photography or ponying up generous donations. Reports are that the take was bombastic with Lulu collecting enough to pull her through the latest rounds of treatment. Lulu's heart goes out to all. And Lulu, more than most, might attest that a picture tells more, so we're tagging an inspiring U-tube pictorial provided by VIP Club member, Bob Fogelnest, capturing the moment and highlighting a sampling of our friends who stepped up to the plate for Lulu. VIP Club members are the best as are all who turned out.
Youtube Link

    Your Club's up-to-date 2012 brochure is out and can be obtained at any of the Club's outlets: La Conexion, either Solutions location or Remax Real Estate Office, Recreo #14.

    We want to give a shout out for your VIP Club's red gravy joints. Everybody loves and wants to be italian, right? Get rich noodles and other Italian dishes at Antigua Trattoria Roma, Bacco, El Tomato, La Toscana (Tuscany), Silia en Boca and Vivole Cafe! "Moma mia, that's a spicy meatball!" 

     Border Crossings has gone out of business. If in the past if you have received mail via their 9902 Crystal Ct. location, sorry to say your mail will no longer get to you in San Miguel. Solutions has taken over their Mesones location. Yet you will have to use Solutions specific Laredo mailing address. Solutions also provides free-home mail delivery in San Miguel. Go to either of their offices for details. Also La Conexion now has mail centers at Longhorn Smokehouse BBQ, Monet, inside the pharmacy on the corner of Mesones and Relox, out on the Libramiento and at the Real Conde location.

    Some new changes at Petite Bar's Movie Pocket cinema. They now have two screening rooms, each showing featured films three times a day. Cost for the films is now 80 pesos, that includes comp drink. Buy a package of five tickets and there's a better deal.

    VIP Club members Gregory Diamont and Chris Davis are appearing in the play "Inherit The Wind." See attachment.

    Longhorn Smokehouse BBQ is now open Sundays all during the playoffs and Super Bowl.

   Also attached is the menu for participating VIP Club's Cafe Rama Wednesday night special dinner. Also here is Cafe Rama's new hours: Tuesday and Wednesdays: 11:30 - 4:30 pm, Wednesday night dinners, reservations only; Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 am until 1 am. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

     VC and Friends feature Oh-Witney, from Austin, Texas, Thursday night the 12th, 8 pm, 50 peso cover. Then the incomparable Maria belts out tunes this coming Saturday night at 10 pm. cover 120 pesos.

     VIP Club participating Arthur Murray Dance Studio/Baile Cafe, Hernandez Macias #68, features "Los Antillanos" the salsa band Saturdays January 14 and 28th. Also Manix plays Friday, Janaury 20th. See their webpage:

From Warren Hardy Spanish. The bellwether language school has developed new courses. Intermediate Conversation, taught by Rocio. If you took Storytelling and Level 3, this course integrates the Seven Indicative Tenses through readings and guided conversation. Level 5 - Nine Tense Integration taught by Antonieta--This course is to be taken after Level 4.   Integrate the nine Spanish tenses with exercises and conversation. There is also a focus on reflexive verbs. "Consecutive Course Special."  Pay for two courses and receive a $75 USD discount off tuition. Offer good through March 2012. For more info  contact Tuli directly: , 152 4728.

     Marcia Dolce, who operates VIP Club participating clothing boutique, Black and White, says she is blowing out much of her "Traveling Clothes" line of inventory for all of January, at her shop, Margarita Ledesma #12. Colonial Guadalupe.  

    If you're looking for a personal trainer consider VIP Club member Colleen Allem for one on one training. Colleen also specializes in Super Slow or HIT program.

    Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 -6 pm.

    On the horizon, Chili Cookoff, last Sunday in January. Visit Harry's VIP tent at the cook off!

Congrats to Ana Julia Aguado on the birth of her new beautiful daughter Anya.

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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