MHG Jewelry Mexico Adventure
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself into the Mexican culture of San Miguel DeAllende while learning Matthew’s innovative techniques for jewelry design. Whether you are looking to expand your horizons and try something new, or you want to take your jewelry making to the next level, Matthew will be your personal guide through the sketching, designing, and creating process. With many years of knowledge and experience, Matthew will show you how to incorporate the beauty of your surroundings, whether it is the local plant life, or architecture to inspire you. The first trip is scheduled for February 2023 and reservations are now being taken for February 2024.
Please contact Matthew for more information.
February 2023 Itinerary:
Sunday February 12 / Day 1: We leave Detroit at 6:30a and fly to Mexico where we arrive at 1p. Eduardo, our private driver, will pick up everyone from any of three local airports. We will meet in the center of town in the evening at El Jardin (the Garden) and have dinner at one of its courtyard garden restaurants. After dinner, we will take a stroll around the historic city and enjoy the sounds of Mariachi bands.
Monday February 13 / Day 2: We will meet at El Jardin for Breakfast. We will start the day with a 4-hour walking tour and lunch of historical downtown San Miguel De Allende with our private tour guide Horacio. The sidewalks and streets are cobblestone, so please bring good walking shoes and a walking stick. After the tour, we will take a siesta because we are all old. Then we will meet at El Jardin and have dinner followed by a fantastic surprise!
Tuesday February 14 / Day 3: We will meet at El Jardin for breakfast. Then, we will walk to the Galleria San Francisco and meet Rhoda Draws (yes, that is her real legal name.) She will give us a lesson on urban street drawing and take us to inspiring places to draw the amazing architecture of San Miguel. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and continue our tour with Rhoda. It is siesta time! After dinner at El Jardin, we are on our own to explore the sights.
Wednesday February 15 / Day 4: I recommend walking down to the market for fresh fruit, coffee, and some of the local delicious Atole de Avena (mexican oatmeal.) The local Urban sketchers group will meet in the morning and anyone is welcome to join us. Bring your own pencil and paper. We will meet at El Jardin at noon and head to the hot springs! The hot spring Escondido Place or La Gruta Spa is an amazing spa with many hot spring pools, restaurants, massage, and more. We will spend the afternoon there and have lunch at one of the outdoor cafes. After siesta time, we will meet at El Jardin and have dinner. Then, we will make our way to the Teatro Angela Peralta to watch a Mexican Flamenco show (which is different than a Spanish Flamenco show.)
Thursday February 16 / Day 5: Have breakfast on your own early, then we will meet at El Jardin at 8:45 am and head out with Horacio to Guanajuato. This is where silver was first discovered in Mexico. It is also the birthplace of the artist Diego Rivera. We will also see mummies and a local Hacienda. It is an amazing city that has a European ambiance. We will get back in the evening, so you will be on your own for dinner.
Friday February 17 / Day 6: In the morning, we will meet at El Jardin for breakfast followed by a walking tour of the local jewelers and the Arte Instituto. Then we will have lunch at one of the local restaurants. It is siesta time again. For dinner, we will go to the home of Bill and Howard who moved to San Miguel De Allende after they retired in the US. Their home is like a museum and they love to give tours of the property. They are both amazing individuals who have given so much to the people of San Miguel. It will be a terrific evening.
Saturday February 18 / Day 7: We are meeting at El Jardin for breakfast. Then the group will disband so you can explore, shop, and have lunch on your own. Then we will meet again at El Jardin for dinner. After dinner, we will get drunk and sing with the Mariachi bands- a great ending to our fabulous journey.
Sunday February 18 / Day 8: Eduardo
will drive everyone to the airport and
then we will fly home.