The Pastel Journal

MEXICO: En Plein Air and Beyond

As I sat on the rooftop deck of Casa de la Noche on my last night in San Miguel de Allende, eating pizza under the stars with new friends, I couldn’t believe it was just a few months prior that I’d first heard of this captivating city in Central Mexico. A friend who lived in Mexico years ago had recently extolled the town’s many virtues—the vibrant colors; the art schools and famous Parroquia, a majestic neo-Gothic church that towers over the city and glows vivid coral at sunset—so the place was already on my mind when I

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