VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

November 26, 2015

This VIP Club Newsflash is sponsored by "Troncones Vacation Rentals"
VIP Club members Laura and Anthony Dwyer, long time residents of San Miguel, have enticed those having vacation rentals in the Troncones area to offer the VIP Discount. SUCCESS! We can proudly say that as of now there are 12 properties (Casa Manzanillo, Casa Canela, Casa Viva, Casa de la Sirena, Casa Las Piedras, Posada de los Raqueros, Casa Luna del Mar, The Inn at Manzanillo Bay, Hotel Los SueƱos, and Villa Privada: Al Lado del Mar in Troncones, and Casa Rosalinda and Casa Bertha in Playa Buenavista) that will offer a 10% discount to club members*.

 It gets cold over the next several months... enough at least to take advantage of the paradise that is the Pacific coast. Troncones isn't your typical tourist trap but an authentic fishing village, albeit "discovered" by gringos. You get the best of both worlds... local flavor mixed with stunning beach homes. Do you surf? La Saladita, just 15 minutes north boasts a world-class left break. Want to completely get away from it all? Playa Buenavista has no hotels, no restaurants, and barely any people on its 3 mile long sandy beach.

Located just 20 minutes north of Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo, and only a 6 hour drive from San Miguel. Visit for detailed driving directions. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at
*Some restrictions apply based on dates of travel. Most properties do not offer the discount for Christmas or Semana Santa. Discount not valid with other promotions.

(Businesses or individuals can sponsor VIP Club Newsflashes! We send emails to the membership once-to-twice a month. Cost to sponsor, 1500 pesos.)


First permit us to touch upon this upcoming Thanksgiving. Unless your head is deep in the ground we know the world has major problems and lately we've been privy to such as to witness much of the suffering endured by fellow humans. I realize, as a community and individually, we do have challenges but in the long run I sense as a collective whole we have plenty to be thankful for. A sincere Happy Thanksgiving to all members and a belated Thanksgiving to our Canadian members who celebrated theirs' last month.

Your VIP Club Welcomes back Restaurant Sabores and Salsas now relocated just across from the mirador, Queretaro 88a. 415-112-6304, (upstairs inside, Hotel El Mirador.) Many recall Chef Maria Auxillio Trujillo, a local girl, has provided various, tasty venues in San Miguel. Renowned for her terrific fajitas and Chiles En Nogado along with vegetarian dishes, Chef has a selection of other entrees for whose taste might vary. Sabores and Salsas, offers three stories of restaurant, full bar, plenty of parking outside close on the mirador, full bar and now breakfast all day, open 9 am til 6 pm everyday except Monday and Tuesdays. The upper third story view is awe inspired. VIP club members may take 10% off their bills.

"VIP Club participating hotel restaurant Hotel Mirasol invites you to enjoy their daily SPECIAL BREAKFAST every day Starting at 8:00 a.m, or MIRASOL LUNCH Packages Starting at 12:30 p,m All the rest of this month November & December we are going to offer SPECIAL Additional 5% discount to VIP members dicount on Breakfast between 8:00 - to 9:00 a.m or Lunch 3:00 to 4:00 p.m the only we require please show your Card Member with your order." Amparo Rivas Riva, Mirasol Administration
Pila Seca 35 centro Tels. 152 8057 & 1

The Food Factory Oko Nooldle House

Your VIP Club Welcomes the spa at Dos Casas Spa, inside the deluxe B & B, off the corner of Quebrada and Umaran in Centro. Besides having award-winning restaurant Aperi as part of the VIP Club line up we now are happy to have Dos Casas upscale spa offering club members a generous 15% off services. All details, services and prices are clearly written in English and Spanish. Open 9 am til 9 pm Wednesday til Sundays

(Your club has a number of diverse spas for various tastes an pocketbooks at other facilities catering to the grooming needs including: Hair-dressers and nail salons, independent massage therapists etc. On the navigation menu above click on the piece of the puzzle, "health and beauty."

Your VIP Club Welcomes Dental Age, Jose Zavala, Zavala #79, aka Libramiento, 121-2361, cel 415-113-7342, US # 404-521-8129, located on Dolores side of Cruz Rojo on the west side of the hiway. Dental age is headed up by Dr. Cedric A. McMillen, MAGD, President and Founder. Dental age offers a number of procedures all performed under one roof by a team of licensed medical professionals. VIP Club members are afforded A free complete oral examine (500 pesos value), Free Periapical X-Rays for Diagnostic and an additional 5% discount off of customary fees.

Who is Dental Age?
Dental Age is a Quality Oriented Dental Care Provider founded by Dr. Cedric A. McMillan delivering the highest standard of care to his patients. Dr. McMillan is a Member of The Academy of General Dentistry and Past Member of the American Dental Association and the British Dental Association.

Dr. McMillan is also The President and Founder of a Dental Charity, DentalMex Plan, A.C providing Free Dental Care to the Elderly and Young Children in Poor Communities in San Miguel de Allende. Dental Age Provides every phase of Dentistry: Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Partials, Implants, Maxilo-Facial Surgery, Orthodontics and Endodontics. The Staff of Dental Age are highly trained. Each Specialist has trained for 3 years in his/specialty. Dental Age's staff provides complete dental care under one roof.
Mondays to Fridays 10.00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

There is ample parking. Bus Stop in front of the Clinic.
Patients can also purchase a Dental Plan for one year.

We are Preferred Provider for : Cigna
Services Performed in the Clinic Cosmetic Dentistry (Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Bondingetc)
Prosthodotics (Full and Partial Dentures)
Endodontics ( Root Canal)
Orthodontics ( Brackets)
Periodontics ( Deep Scaling )
Maxillo Facial Surgery
TMJ Problems
Orthopediatra (Children Dentistry)
Amenities: Wi-Fi
Free Parking
24 hour Emergency

OFFER For VIP MEMBERS Free Complete Oral Exam (Normal Cost $500pesos)

Free Periapical X-Rays for Diagnostic
5% Discount on our Customary Fees

(When it comes to medical services and discounts being afforded to club members, because so much is subjective. and because of the sensitivity of health Your Club does not fully endorse treatments of any kind when it comes to client satisfaction. Your Club does have a line up of trained and licensed medical professionals within its ranks and we trust all are fully qualified and above board).

Longtime and chartered VIP Club member Ross MacDonald has teamed up with two other road warriors developing a delivery service taking items to the States and bringing them back and promising a two-week turn around! Ross says, for him, bringing in vitamins and US prescriptions!
VIP Club members get a 10% discount. Go to

Tio Lucas The Beer Company

Our trusty Satellite provider, Shaw Satellite TV Services, has a special deal for VIP Club members-those who are primarily snow birds. Paul Fireman, who honchos Shaw here, will generously provide an unheard of six-month package for snowbirds. See the rest of the NFL the payoffs and Super Bowl, see the hockey, see pro basketball, live and exciting curling, see March Madness, see HBO, TCM, TBS, AMX, local U.S and Canadian network and News channels, late night naughty and HD and much more. For details call Paul at 120-0200 or cel 415-106-5600.



From our Robin at La Mesa Grande: "La Mesa Grande is now taking orders for our delicious pumpkin and pecan pies for Thanksgiving. We are making two sizes of each pie this year, so be sure to let us know if you want a medium (pumpkin $300 or pecan $350) or large (pumpkin $350 or pecan $400) pie for your holiday dinner. We use all fresh and natural ingredients (no canned pumpkin!) and bake from scratch, so call us at 415.154.0838 to pre-order your favourite holiday pies. Zacateros 49, corner of Pila Seca 415.154.0838
Members: here are provided Thanksgiving Day menus from three of our hallmark San Miguel restaurants. Berlin Restaurant will be closed Thanksgiving!

The Restaurant's Thanksgiving menu

Hank's Thanksgiving menu

La Puertecita Hotel Restaurant

Our favorite Swedes, Anders and Kajsa, besides operating VIp Club participating restaurant Tapas SMA, Umaran #36, now will be available to cater your holiday festivities.

Restaurant Tannat, Centella #27, has suspended participation in the VIP Club until further notice due to the management getting their sea legs and price points right at the new location. We thank Tannat for their past generosity and wish them the best as they get through their shake down cruise.

Know that VIP Club participating restaurant Casa de Aves, your delightful in the campo hotel and restaurant can host your event. The entire property is available early in the week for your event.

Famed composer, pianist and VIP Club member, Greg Morton, harbors strong feelings about Domestic Violence! His feelings are so strong about the abuse he will perform nine musical essays in a special benefit to raise awareness of Gender Symmetry in Domestic Violence, taking place this Friday, November 28th at Bellas Artes at 7 pm. Gregg backs up his concerns with articles like:
You'll not only hear some great piano playing but perhaps help put light on the subject.

Congrats to Henry Vermillion and Britt Zaist, Javier Garcia, Juan Ezucurdia and the rest of the talented artists at Galeria Izamal, an institution, Mesones #80 just celebrated 23 glorious years. Their joint exhibition remains up through the month.

Looking ahead:

Look out for the Bug! Coming soon The Fashion Bug, your San Miguel, periodic, online, local fashion catalogue featuring what's available at many of our fine boutiques and shops dedicated to fashion. PLEASE sign up to receive the Fashion Bug! Just send an email to You'll be included in the mailings. This is an effort to show case fashionable stores to the membership without them having to break the bank. Soon, you be styling.

 Report missing or lost cards here for immediate replacement.

Counter Cultures Graces' Sofas

The truth be known, beginning January 1, 2016, cost for a year's membership for the VIP Club Card will be 600 pesos, (still under 40 USD) and those who renew within 45 days of expiration pay just 500 (way under 40 USD.) After 15 years we're going plastic! The 2016 card is very sharp in look and same size as in sturdy, credit card, plastic.

R.I.P. Gene Mason

Congrats on the forthcoming marriages of

Dennis Finch and Janice Page

Polo Agullera and Pauk Xoch

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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