Casa Estana

Luxury villa rental in historic center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Olio Fino

Fabulous olive oil and balsamic shop and tasting room. Creative infused light & dark balsamic vinegars - my favorites are the serrano/honey white balsamic and pomegranate dark balsamic. Try several EVOO's from the world over, or get funky with something a little more edgy - I like the persian lime olive oil.

Located conveniently across the street from my other favorite shop, Camino & Silvestre.

Yes, they pack 3 different sizes of custom printed bottles for travel.

83A Zacateros

415-152-3946

http://www.oliofino.com/

XochiCoatl

A new discovery on my favorite shopping street Calle Loreto. This young couple creatively reinvents many aspects of nature; beautiful framed butterflies, art and wearables from leather, silver and copper. Silver and pearl spider earrings were stunning. Carolyn Kennedy and Sharon Osborne would be equally enchanted with this shop!

 Loreto #20

415-152-3816

Camino Silvestre

This newly opened boutique features carefully chosen home decor and a true love for everything avian. Their custom glass hummingbird feeders are unique and lovely, making a great gift. Visit with Alfredo the proprietor for a peek into the bird life of San Miguel.

Zacateros #46

415.122.3293

http://www.caminosilvestre.com.mx/

ablu

Transplanted Manhattanite Tim Johnson started producing artesanal bath and bodycare products  using organic and local ingredients this year. The results are wonderful. Stop by to sample their handmade products for men and women ranging from soaps and body washes to moisurizers and bath salts. Great for gifts to bring home as well.

Recreo #11 (April 2011 update: Moving to Cuna de Allende shortly)

415.152.5870

Mixta

Clever little shop with witty jewelry, cards and found objects all sourced by it's creative Australian owner. Now, in its new location in a historic hacienda on Pila Seca.

Pila Seca #3

www.mixtasanmiguel.com.

The Leather Markets of Leon

90 minutes from San Miguel are 10 square blocks of market stalls adjacent to a mall of 70 leather shoe shops! This was a great day of hunting and shopping. And there were very good deals on cowboy boots, jackets, purses, ipad covers etc.

Veronica can arrange a day trip for you.

My Little Secret

On Relox .... all the way down, past the Artisans Market. On the left side you will find a small shoe maker. Handmade leather, suede, or in my case COW HIDE shoes await you at ridiculously low prices. Tell him Liz sent you and get your custom shoes (or boots!) made in 48 hours.

Senor Ricardo Arroyo

Relox #108     9:00-3:00, 4:00-8:00. Saturday 9:00-3:00