Making a Move Abroad, and Working There, Too

WHEN Patrice Wynne shuttered her independent bookstore, Gaia, in Berkeley, Calif., and retired, she knew three things. She wanted to move to a place where she could slow down the tempo of her life, and it was cheaper to live, but where she could continue to work in some fashion. “I promised myself — I’m […]

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Masks! Goody, goody, goody.

                It’s a trifecta of kindness, generosity and safety. First, the obvious: you gotta wear a mask. It keeps you safe and protects the health of others. We hardly need to say this because you stepped up to the plate on this one, and never looked back. Thanks, […]

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Aging out of Place

  When this is all over, you may be thinking about moving to someplace warm and sunny. Here is one woman’s experience, luckily done long before the current crisis.  …in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Patrice Wynne, 68, a former bookstore owner in Berkeley, California, moved to San Miguel de Allende, an artsy town in […]

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Gina Hyams Design Blog

Patrice Wynne Interview: San Miguel de Allende Expat Entrepreneur on Doing Business in Mexico, Beauty, Aging, and Love Inspired by the colors, exuberance, and traditions of Mexico, Patrice Wynne created Abrazos featuring San Miguel Designs, her boutique in San Miguel de Allende and production company designing textile products, which are handmade by local seamstresses working […]

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The most inspiring natural scenery in San Miguel de Allende

Today is Earth Day. There will be speeches about  world’s environmental challenges, sustainability, civilization, etc…etc…etc… But not from us, today we want to talk to you about “Earth Inspiration”. Nature is the major source of inspiration. When viewing nature from unusual or different perspectives, designers can produce more original and visually interesting results. The power of […]

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The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden announces its major 2015 exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden, focusing on the iconic artist’s engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. Opening on May 16, 2015, and remaining on view through November 1, 2015, the exhibition will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo’s work in New York City […]

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