Paint and Sip: Alebrijes with Alex

This is our original alebrije-painting experience, featuring our favorite dynamic alebrije family from the village of Tilcajete, where this artisan tradition has been handed down for several generations. Join us in learning about the history and culture of this iconic colorful art form. Alex, our fourth generation alebrije artist, will walk you through each stage … Read more

Open-Air Cooking in the Campo: Tamales

Venture out to Yatareni with Tlayudona and Doña Juana for a taste of life in the campo.  Juana and her family dedicate themselves to cultivating a mixture of corns, beans, and squash, known locally as “la milpa”.  Their property is close enough to Oaxaca´s city center to make it an easy venture, although you´ll enjoy … Read more

Open-Air Cooking in the Campo: An Afternoon of Tamales

Venture out to Yatareni with Tlayudona and Doña Juana for a taste of life in the campo.  Juana and her family dedicate themselves to cultivating a mixture of corns, beans, and squash, known locally as “la milpa”.  Their property is close enough to Oaxaca´s city center to make it an easy venture, although you´ll enjoy … Read more

Paint and Sip: Alebrijes for the Day of the Dead

We are back in Tlayudona with Alex and our favorite alebrije-painting family from the village of Tilcajete for this workshop. This seasonal variation is oriented toward Day of the Dead, with special figures to paint in commemoration of the holiday. (We will also have typical alebrijes available for painting.) You´ll get the basics–color, design, and … Read more

Afternoon Open-Air Cooking in the Campo: Tamales

This experience follows our Covid Protocol. By reserving your spot, you are agreeing to those terms. Venture out to Yatareni with Tlayudona and Doña Juana for a taste of life in the campo.  Juana and her family dedicate themselves to cultivating a mixture of corns, beans, and squash, known locally as “la milpa”.  Their property … Read more

Roast Your Own Coffee for the Holidays

What better way to enjoy holiday travel than in the midst of great company and the aroma of freshly-roasted coffee beans? Join us for this opportunity to roast coffee hands-on with Kate from Cafébre, and to come away from this once in a lifetime experience with two bags of specialty coffee–one for you and one … Read more

Paint and Sip: Alebrijes

We are back in Tlayudona with Alex and our favorite alebrije-painting family from the village of Tilcajete for this workshop. You´ll get the basics–color, design, and some anecdotal information about the process that transforms copal into a woodcarving. This experience will launch directly into the practical side of this craft as you paint your piece. … Read more