San Miguel de Allende Design with Architectural Digest

Voted “The Best Small City in the World” for the fifth time this year, the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende provides the perfect contrast to Mexico City’s action, with its charming UNESCO-protected heritage architecture, contemporary art and design, fantastic food (and tequila!) and artisan studios. With its colorful houses and cobblestoned streets, San Miguel presents the cultural—and literal—heart of Mexico, beloved by natives and expats in equal measure. Sample the best of this beautiful city (that travelers can’t get enough of) with behind-the-scenes access and events at homes featured in the pages of Architectural Digest, in the company of AD‘s Alison Levasseur and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.

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Read more about what makes San Miguel de Allende so special from one of Indagare’s editors here.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Architectural Digest to give you unmatched access to San Miguel de Allende. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Experience an exclusive immersion into the beauty of this charming colonial town through guided tours focused on architecture, history, modern and contemporary art, design and markets (known for antiques, textiles, ceramics and other crafts). A photographer’s, foodie’s and design-lover’s dream, San Miguel has become one of the most celebrated culture cities in the world.
  • Discover the unique flavors and traditions of Sanmiguelense cuisine and spirits with cooking classes and tastings.
  • Enjoy exclusive invitations to receptions at dazzling private residences featured in the pages of Architectural Digest, such as the colorful abode of AD100 designer Michelle Nussbaumer.
  • Savor four nights’ accommodations at the beautiful Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, one of the city’s most pampering hotels (featuring expansive grounds, fantastic rooms and gorgeous public spaces, including a pool patio, gardens and one of San Miguel’s most sought-after panoramic rooftops, Luna).


Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    February 26 - March 2, 2023
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Style Mavens , Intellectuals , Foodies

This Journey's Host


Alison oversees residential project submissions at AD and directs the much-anticipated annual AD 100 list of the industry’s best. With the AD editors, she created AD at 100: A Century of Style, a new collection celebrating AD‘s centennial in 2020. Alison holds a special passion for gardens, and she is a graduate of Cornell University and the Sotheby’s Works of Arts course in London.


After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels and scouted in Mexico many times. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, was released in the fall of 2021. This September, Melissa was named host of a new radio show and podcast on SiriusXM, Passport to Everywhere.

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    February 26 - March 2, 2023
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 20 travelers
  • Host
    AD's Alison Levasseur and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • Four nights’ accommodation at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. Indagare can arrange upgrades, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from Mexico and any Covid-testing fees
  • Meals not specified and premium or alcoholic beverages; optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
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What To Read

Indagare has selected articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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