VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

March 14, 2015

Grace’s Sofas, 415-154-0475, is bringing this VIP Club Newsflash to you. Grace's Sofas, San Miguel's bellwether headquarters for custom sofas, chairs, sectionals and now, sofa beds. New pillows or slips covers, no problem. Proprietors: Scotty Mason and Annie Lapham are hands on.

(Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out 2000 to our members once to twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1500 pesos.)


Professional health care and property protection are becoming first tier priorities as we grow older, especially if we live in a foreign land.

Your VIP Club has negotiated with health coverage providers and desires to make available what makes sense for the membership! Your Club hopes some will take advantage.

SKYMED: The name says it all. Here’s the info from Sarah Ash, Skymed’s exclusive rep in San Miguel

“If you need to be evacuated to the home hospital area of your choice, in the USA, Canada or Mexico, in the event of a medical emergency: YOU NEED A SKYMED PLAN!

“I am happy to announce that Special VIP Club discounts are now available in SMA on the most popular SkyMed plans. As the Full-time SkyMed Rep: SMA, I am the ONLY person authorized to give these VIP Club discounts. You will NOT find these special prices online and they are NOT available from head office. Just bring your VIP Club card with you when we meet! With rates as low as $299 per year and the new VIP Club discounts... It’s the ideal time to contact me about getting that affordable peace of mind...a SkyMed Takes You Home plan!

Sarah Ash

Full-time SkyMed Rep:SMA, Cell: 415 125 3537


In addition: Your Club visited the offices of WIS Insurance seeing what we could do for top shelf medical care at the most reasonable price. Here is what Your Club was able to negotiate with Victor Ruiz: WIS can offer to all your VIP Club members these promotions: “Multivais The Insurance company from the Angeles Hospitals Group (Queretaro) offering full coverage protection with special benefits and low prices!


1. No deductible in Accidents

2. No Co-payment ( In Angeles Hospitals)

3. Angeles’ Doctors consultations discounts

4. Angeles drugstore discounts

5. Angeles Restaurant discounts

6. Up to 69 years old acceptation

Example: Complete Health Insurance for a 65 years old man/woman less than $980.00 US dollars per year (Ask for your personal quote)

“Protect your Home and belongings with HDI home owners Insurance and get 10% discount


Victor Hugo Ruiz C., Insurance Consultant

Tel. (415)1546924 (415)1524969

Cel. (442)

Your Club also now welcomes the culinary expertise of top chef, Julián García. The self-taught foodie has interested about cooking since a youngster. Julian began his career in 2002 at the Mayan Riviera as a private chef, He then moved throughout Mexico and then worked in France. He does specialize in Mexican and Spanish cuisine. Julián's thrives on vibrant dishes based in a careful selection of the best quality ingredients. Fluent in English Chef Julián works better if booked 5 days in advance but last minute plans can be managed. VIP Club members can take 10% off for his service Facebook:

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Your Club welcomes Hotel Arcada, Hotel, spa and restaurant. Calzada de la Estacion #185, 415-152-8940 or 50. Nancy Ramirez is your host. 15% off Spa services, 10% off rooms and restaurant. Black out periods are in vogue, Semana Santa, and Christmas week.

From Fran Llano at VIP Club participating Restaurant Paprika: Ancha de San Antoinio #7, 2X1 4 -6 pm, Red Wine; Wednesdays: Jazz night, Joan Yonkler, Ken Basman y Antonio Lozoya, 7 - 9 pm; Thursdays: Dance & Rock with David Garza y Lynx Maple & Vudu chile banda, 7 - 9 pm; Fridays: Julian Arcos, acustic guitar, 7 - 9 pm.; Saturdays: Jazz Trio, "El guero Azul,” Bobby Kaap, Gabriel Hernandez y Adrian Flores, 7 - 9 pm; Sundays, Marie Goudy y Andres Gandara 2 - 4 pm

From member Mike Hager: “Yes, it's that time of the year again...The Festival of Ten Minute Plays opens Thursday, March 19th. We want to invite you our third year of celebrating this innovative theater experience. Our theme this year is LOST IN TRANSLATION. This year's festival has drawn noted playwrights from all over the world and promises to be as entertaining, humorous and thought provoking as our previous festivals. Don't hesitate to purchase your tickets NOW, because last year's event sold out well in advance of opening night. Look forward to seeing you there and make sure to invite friends? (See poster attachment)

From member Jim Newell and kudos to Jim for his recent and outstanding theatrical performance portraying Sherlock Holmes. Jim wants members to know about Thee San Miguel Playhouse Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show to Benefit The San Miguel Playhouse Arts Education Program. Bruch and a mimosa at the beautiful Toyon Vineyard. Fashion inspired by pre-Hispanic cultures and present by Angel Nasta of Sindashi Designs. Live music, cave tour, Saturday March 21, 11 am. – 3 pm. Tickets 300 pesos available at La Conexion, Aldama Location, Sindashi Stores, Mesones #73 & Hernandez Macias #84, Izamal Gallery next to Anglea Peralta. Need transportation? Meet at St. Paul’s church 10:15 am.

Also the 21st, in San Miguel the Baroque Orchestra of Mexico, at 7 pm. Teatro D Troje (see attached poster)

You Club gives a big shout-out to member Susan Page for pulling off another bombastic Writers Conference. You go, girl!

VIP Club member and local musician Doug Robinson wants members to know about “The Paint the Town All-star benefit Concert for The Children’s Art Foundation” headlined by Doug and Iraida Norega, Wednesday, March 25th Teatro Angela Peralta, 8 pm. (See attached poster for more info)

Your Club heard from 13 Cielo’s chef/owner/operator, Juan Pablo, a participating VIP Club restaurant, Correo #34, 152-0053. The gourmet restaurant, that often varies courses, has some specials they’d like the membership to know about: Lunes: Margaritas 2X1; Miercoles: VIno tinto o Blanco de la casa 2X1; Jueves: Mezcales 2X1’ Sabado: Musica en vivo de 8:00 a 10:00 pm (see attachments)

VIP Club member, Ron Lenox, honchos, The San Miguel Marketplace a weekly electronic newsletter about just what's going on all week. Want to get on it? Email Ron:

VIP Club member, Lourdes Cordero has a 2006, Sport 4 X 2 Jeep Liberty for sale$86,000 pesos. Mexican titled, all taxes paid through 2015, automatic, well maintained, Contact

March Madness fans: We do have bracket action! No vig. Go to click on games etc., register if necessary, join our group, we are: sanmiguelhoops password is deanmaritinis. Buy-in: 200 pesos, two bracket picks permitted by each suc . . ., I mean player! Kenny Peters of Dean Martinis is driving the bus, collecting the money and paying out winners. Kenny will be at Dean Martinis, starting at 5 pm, all week, up until Thursday. If you place an entry please indentify yourself rather than just being the "ragin' cagin'!" All players welcome. Be somebody!

Welcome into the world: Mia Echevarria MacKenzie, new daughter and first born to Robin & Fernando of Mesa Grande Bakery (photo attached)

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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