Road Trip: Mexico City
By Adam H. Graham
Day Three: San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City
MORNING: San Miguel is filled with boutiques selling high-quality, low-priced artisanal foods, silver, glass, leather, wood-wares, and metalwork. La Casa del Vidrio (Correo 11, +52-415-152-0102) is a treasure trove of beautiful handblown glass, while Piel Canela (Cuna de Allende 11, +52-415-152-1801) is a tidy leather boutique selling goods under $20, which they�ll monogram for free.
AFTERNOON: Start with a cooking class or a market tour at Saz�n (Correo 22, +52-415-154-7671) with gay chef Paco, who also owns the adorable and successful El Petit Four patisserie (Mesones 99, +52-415-154-4010). Paco will show you the secrets to successful salsa and fill you in on the town�s gay and foodie gossip. Continue back to Mexico City, which should take you about two hours. If time permits, stop in Quer�taro for a quick bite or to pick up some of its celebrated opals.