The 45th Pock Anniversary Sapphire Reunion 

June 29 - July 6, 2019

Join THE POCKS in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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When some of us met four and a half decades ago teetering on platform shoes in London and  Florence little did we know how the growth of the chosen family tree we planted there would grow and extend its branches back over the Atlantic to go on to provide us a gift that keeps on giving ever since our return stateside.  Through subsequent years at various places on the globe we have managed to cross paths and have been lucky enough to share great times together. From Europe in 1974, Mexico in 1984, Florida in 1994, Connecticut in 1999, Maine in 2004, to Michigan in 2009 we have reunited in mass to share our life stories amid  lots of laughs, and  with attendees  that have continued to grow in numbers as we added life partners, and  several amazing offspring. This doesn’t even begin to account for the various mini reunions we’ve shared in places like Washington DC, Chicago, Miami, The Keys, New York, Vancouver, & Seattle. Its been ten years since our last big hoe down and since then electronic screens have for better or worse interceded for most of our interactions. ITS OVERDUE FOR US TO MEET LIVE. Equally our return to Mexico for our 45th comes at dark times these days, and for that reason alone there is no better moment to come together again; this time under the San Miguel sun illuminating our friendships sans computer screens interceding. 

Lets watch Mexico work its magic on us.

 Hope, and inspiration are fruits our tree will be sure to bear here (and maybe some limes for those Margaritas awaiting us). 

¡¡¡Viva Mexico y viva los POCKS!!! 

This is also an invitation to experience the magic of San Miguel de Allende, recently named by Conde Nast “2018 Best City in the World” for the second year running. It is a beautiful place to enjoy friends and family and explore the heart of Mexico at its finest.. to walk romantic stone walkways and cobblestoned streets, to explore the history, art and culture of old Mexico, and to savor fine international dining and local Mexican favorites and to get together again!


We’ll have a Welcome Party and there will be plenty of group time as well as time to participate in tours and activities of your choice. If you’ve done any research about San Miguel de Allende you’ll know that there is more than enough to see and do! Upon arrival you’ll get a sheet of available activities along with costs. Casa de la Noche concierge will help you arrange your tours and activities.

OUR REUNION is held at San Miguel’s famous old Bordello, CASA DE LA NOCHE.

Participants choose their own room, first come, first served.

You may have a room to yourself or share a room with family or friends. Cost is dependent upon room choice and how many cost-related activities you are involved in. Our venue has its own project studio, spacious gardens and grounds, guest kitchen, superb location, and original art throughout the property. To learn more about historic Casa de la Noche, check the website:


San Miguel de Allende is in the heart of Mexico at 6200 ft elevation. The closest airports are Leon (BJX) or Queretero (QRO) and shuttles or private transportation can be arranged to meet you and drive you to Casa de la Noche, a 75-minute drive. You can also fly into Mexico City, a 3 1/2 or 4-hour bus or shuttle ride.

You will need a current Passport and a Visa (available at the airport upon arrival). Consider travel insurance in case your plans change. Some credit cards offer this as part of their perks! Check yours!

The ATMs in San Miguel accept VISA DEBIT cards for access to Mexican pesos.


Click on the PayPal button associated with the room of your choice to make a $300 USD deposit. Payment of the balance is required on or before (insert date)xxx. The balance can be paid by check to Casa de la Noche, 1735 Crockett Lane, Hillsborough CA, 94010. Please note xxx(name of workshop) on the memo line of your check.

EARLY BIRD RESERVATION BONUS: Register for your room before March 1, 2019 and receive a FREE roundtrip airport shuttle to the hotel when your final payment is made by May 15, 2019.

If you have any reunion questions, please contact Harvey Weiss ( Our multi-level hotel does not have an elevator. If you have concerns about your ability to negotiate steps, please let us know so we can help you choose your accommodation. If you have any lodging questions please contact Barbara at Casa de la Noche (; 831-373-8888).

Please make your room selections below.

All fourteen rooms are individually decorated and all have private baths. Some have kitchenettes, separate sitting areas, TVs, fireplaces, gardens, patios or terraces, and all have access to light cooking facilities and common living areas. Our main common rooms have in-floor heating and all accommodations have electric or gas heaters, fans or air conditioning. All water is purified and WiFi is located throughout the property. Healthy start, home-cooked Mexican breakfasts are included with your lodging.


SUITES $1575

(room rate includes daily breakfast, any special fees, and all taxes)

All suites have kitchenettes, cable television, air conditioning and private en-suite baths.

LA TERRAZA Available now!

This one-bedroom air-conditioned suite has its own plant-filled terrace along with outdoor seating for two. The hand-painted tile kitchenette has many windows with a pretty view, counter seating, and a sitting area with a couch, coffee table and tow chairs. Cable TV is in the living area. There is a private bath with shower. Two twin beds can be made into a king if preferred. To reserve La Terraza Suite use the PayPal button here:

La Terraza Suite

LA VISTA SUITE Available now!

This third story studio air-conditioned apartment has an open floor plan which includes a kitchenette, table and two chairs, an Equipali couch and chair, and cable TV. A closet separates the king bed (may also be 2 twins) from the main space. There is a private bath with shower. At the rear there are French doors to a second flower-filled terrace with a table and seating for two. For the view-lovers, there is a steep stair to the top-level terrace with 360 degree views. To reserve the La Vista Suite, use the PayPal button here:

La Vista Suite

MADAM’S SUITE Available now!

 This one-bedroom air-conditioned apartment has the largest living space with a couch and 2 comfortable chairs facing a large fireplace. The living space also has dining table and seating for 4 as well as a writing desk and cable TV. A talavera-tiled kitchenette has all the basics. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and private tub with overhead shower.  Twin beds easily convert to a king-size bed. To reserve Madam's Suite, use the PayPal button here.

Madam's Suite

PALOMA LOFT Available now!

The air-conditioned Paloma Loft is on the second floor of the Besitos Garden complex and has a balcony overlooking the garden courtyard. In addition to a small bath with shower, it also has a mini-kitchen and access to an open terrace and enclosed atelier. The Paloma can be rented with two twin beds or one king size bed. This room connects to the open-air meeting space which can be used for art, yoga, dance or other workshops. To reserve Paloma Loft Suite, use the PayPal button here:

Paloma Loft Suite


(room rate includes daily breakfast, any special fees, and all taxes)

Our luxury rooms are distinguished by their size or special amenities. Each is unique and special! There is a large shared sala and kitchen.

FIRST KISS ROOM  Available now!

The First Kiss room has a queen-size bed, with antique armoire and original art and has an en-suite bathroom with a tub and shower. It has a view of the distant hills and a glorious jacaranda tree from the bath and bedroom windows. To reserve First Kiss use the PayPal button here:

FIrst Kiss Room

KISS ME AGAIN Available now!

The Kiss Me Again air-conditioned room overlooks the bordello’s original dancing pavilion and may be made up as twin beds or one king bed. It has a working gas fireplace and hand-painted tiles in the en-suite bath with shower. Original art, high beamed ceilings, and a delightful view contribute to a charming experience. To reserve Kiss Me Again use the Paypal button here:

Kiss Me Again Room

LA TURCA’S Available now!

The owner’s former quarters, La Tura’s Suite has a Queen-size bed, with antique armoire and original art from well-known Mexican and American painters adorning the walls. It also features an en-suite bathroom with a tub, double sinks and separate shower. It has a beautiful stained-glass window in the bathroom that affords light and privacy. The bedroom has an ornamental fireplace, seating for two, and a small table. Wi-Fi, cable TV, purified water, small fridge, microwave, and in-floor heating keep this room always comfortable. The location is secluded from other rooms, offering extra privacy and a view of the fountain patio. To reserve La Turca’s, use the PayPal button here:

La Turca's Suite


(room rate includes daily breakfast, any special fees, and all taxes)

These charming Mexican style accommodations all have access to a common kitchen and sala area with fireplace, cable TV, and wireless internet making a perfect accommodation for friendly guest gatherings. All are situated around a secluded, pretty garden.


The Hummingbird air-conditioned room is a king or twin-bedded room that faces out into the garden. It has a private bath with tiled shower. Santa Fe styling and original art give this ground floor room a nice flair. To reserve Hummingbird Room, use the PayPal button here:

Hummingbird Room

MARIPOSA ROOM Available now!

The Mariposa room, with its large arched windows facing the Garden, is perfect for an artist or nature lover. It may be made up as a king or two twin beds and a private bath with shower. It is located on the ground floor across from the Besitos Garden Kitchen and Sala. To reserve Mariposa room, use the PayPal button here:

Mariposa Room

DRAGON FLY ROOM Available now!

The Dragonfly air-conditioned room faces out into the courtyard and has 2 twin beds or one king and private en-suite bathroom with Mexican-tiled bathtub and overhead shower. It is adjacent to the Besitos Garden Kitchen and Sala. To reserve Dragonfly room, use the PayPal button here:

Dragonfly Room


Recommended for single occupancy. (room rate includes daily breakfast, any special fees, and all taxes)

There are four cozy rooms in the main guest house, each with its own personality, that were once actually used by the working girls of the Bordello. There is a small efficiency kitchen area nearby as well as a common patio area and living areas.

JOVITA ROOM Available now!

The Jovita air-conditioned room is cozy with lots of light and a pleasing view. It has a queen bed with carved headboard, extra shelving and a small chair. It has a private bath with shower, and an electric fireplace for cozy nights. A nearby covered outside sitting area has a wicker couch and chairs and unusual ceremonial masks on the wall. This room has easy access to the Project Room and terrace. To reserve Jovita room, use the PayPal button here:

Jovita Room

CHIQUITA ROOM Available now!

Chiquita room is the first of four “working girl” rooms, each with its own personality. This is a cozy room near the main dining room. It has very high ceilings and a queen-size bed. There is a small gas fireplace, and chair and small table, as well as en-suite bath with shower. Nearby, there is a garden sitting area and fountain. To reserve Chiquita, use the PayPal button here:

Chiquita Room

PEPITA ROOM Available now!

The Pepita room is a cozy space with a queen-size bed, ½ stone wall, ½ antique tiled wall, and a hand painted desk and dresser combination and chair. It has a private bath with shower. Original Rubin Morales paintings are on the wall above an electric fireplace. Outside there is sitting alcove, also a nearby fountain.   To reserve Pepita, use the PayPal button here:

Pepita Room

ROSITA ROOM Available now!

The Rosita Room features a queen size bed with carved headboard, dresser and a side chair. There is an outside patio area with seating for two. Access to the Group Project Room is up the nearby stairs. This little room was original to the house but is now updated with bath, shower and sitting alcove.

To reserve Rosita, use the PayPal button here:

Rosita Room


I hope you’ll join us!

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