Dreams and Destinations
Dreams and Destinations has been a great partner for ASID Carolinas, crafting a customized, unique, and designer-centric experience to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We’ve done two trips to date and finalizing plans for our third and these experiences aren’t something we could do without the help of Melinda and her team. Trip participants have come back amazed, reenergized and ready to pack their bags again!
“Crafted…Specialized…Attention to Details…Flawless Execution Enthusiasm…Seamless…Exemplary Service…Beautiful Surroundings…Sounds like a DREAM interior design experience? Yes!! Isn’t this what designers strive to do for their clients? However, all these words describe the amazing travel experience Dreams and Destinations provided to ASID Carolinas. 5 days to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, for architectural tours, many behind the scenes visits and interactive activities (including shopping and gallery crawls and amazing food!) Thank you, Melinda, Anna and team for a huge dose of inspiration, happiness and sunshine. Sign me up for your next ASID Carolinas tour!”
-Susan Carson ASID CST Chair 2018
“This destination was not on our radar, but a colleague said it was worth seeing. My husband and I ventured with 26 other woman (yes my husband was the ONLY male on the trip!), designers and friends, to the amazing town of San Miguel de Allende in the mountains of Mexico. Not only was the city a cultural surprise, our accommodations were superb and the trip so tightly orchestrated there were no hiccups. The town and its people are so inviting, we can’t wait for the next trip!”
-Cynthia B. Zimmerman | Zimmerman Interiors
“Our trip to San Miguel de Allende was fantastic. I invited 7 friends to join me and they all said yes! We stayed in one of the Rosewood’s well appointed, beautiful four bedroom residences adjacent to the exceptional hotel. The tours, lunches and sopping were very enjoyable and we all learned so much about the Mexican history, interior design and architecture. Melinda and Anna were helpful, thorough and professional. There’s something for everybody in this charming city!
“San Miguel is a designer delight and an artisan treasure trove. The architecture is wonderful, the history is fascinating. Melinda and Anna (who probably never slept) did a fabulous job of booking tours, great guides, and designer focused events, to say nothing of delightful cocktail parties and dinner reservations. They also kept us on schedule and made it all look effortless. I am surely signing up for next year’s trip as there is so much more to see.”
-Marian Chatfield, ASID | Chatfield Interiors
“I have always found a sense of personal rejuvenation and design inspiration from travel. And our 5 days in San Miguel de’ Allende were certainly packed with lots of both. The local creative energy of San Miguel was perfectly balanced by the serenity of the beautifully designed Rosewood hotel. Seeing two beautiful projects by a talented local architect was truly fascinating. It reminded me, once again, that good design is its own international language. And it was interesting to see tile being produced at the Walker Zanger factory and interact with some of the ladies working there as we had a chance to design our own tile pattern. Of course, traveling with other designers provides a great opportunity to network and share insights on the business of design. I returned home inspired, rejuvenated and ready to write that new contract I’d been turning over in my mind.”
-Ann Ferguson ASID
“This San Miguel de Allende trip was my second and was just as wonderful as the first. Melinda and Anna are superb tour directors, foreseeing every issue and solving it before it happens. Francisco is a fabulous and funny tour guide, and a superb problem solver (and being handsome and knowing the entire population of the town doesn’t hurt either). The town is charming , the weather is heavenly, the food is fabulous – what’s to hate?! And the price is amazingly reasonable. I’d go again in a heartbeat!”
-Marian Chatfield 2019