Ajijic, Mexico: A privileged place to live. After Chapala, Ajijic is Lakeside’s best known town. Around 1941, “Petticoat Vagabond” Neil James – a contemporary at Scribners of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolf – made her home in the village. Among many altruistic deeds, she planted mulberry trees and experimented with silk weaving, then cotton weaving as a cottage industry for local residents. Restaurant Los Telares is housed on a part of the property where weaving workshops, with their rustic handlooms, or telares, were situated.