Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Brunch at Mansion de los Sueños

A group of Patzcuaro women who can claim diverse countries of origin and who use English as their lingua franca gathered today for brunch in Priscilla Madsen's elegant dining room at Mansion de los Sueños. Future brunches are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month.

These Flores de Pátzcuaro are searching for a good name for the group.

The monthly brunch is a good venue to meet interesting people, for enjoyable conversation and to glean practical tips. Mark your calendar.

Cross cultures.

Live in Patzcuaro.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Patzcuaro in Forbes Top Ten Culture Areas

The many attractions of Michoacan, Mexico, have been recognized. Forbes has listed Michoacan in its list of the world's top ten culture capitals. See In Pictures: World's Culture Capitals at

You, too, can live in Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Folk Art on the Plaza Grande

Parvada de Pájaros (Flock of Birds)
Hand-woven wall hanging
Artesanías Selectas, at Sur - Portal de Guerrero, 21, on the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in Patzcuaro (Plaza Grande) has a wide selection of beautiful, hand-woven wall hangings with a variety of colors and motifs. They will custom weave a wall hanging from a painting for you, if you want a certain subject or combination of colors.
This particular wall-hanging features a simpático flock of birds.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama in Patzcuaro

With friends, we watched the historic inauguration of the 44th President of the United States on Telecable, and then all ate a pozole on the back portal, accompanied by hummingbirds.