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For those who cannot make the trip to Casa Acanto in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (see Great Escapes, page 100), the home’s owners—the interior designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman—offer an alternative: Their Casa Acanto line, launched in October, comprises furnishings, candleholders, and other items based on those in their getaway villa in the Mexican highlands.

The Casa Acanto designs are available at a boutique in San Miguel de Allende and at the Fisher Weisman showroom in San Francisco, Calif. The line’s showstopper is the Veracruz outdoor dining table, a jigsaw-like furnishing made from sustainably harvested Brazilian teak ($2,100 to $3,600 per piece) or distressed concrete ($1,750 to ­$2,850 per piece). The table can be arranged in multiple configurations of oval, square, console, and center tables, which fit together seamlessly to suit virtually any alfresco setting. A set of three pieces—two shapes paired with a center table—seats between 12 and 20, depending on the configuration. Weisman says he expects to add matching iron chairs to the Casa Acanto line by this summer.

Only one object in the current collection is not made in Mexico, and it is one of the best sellers. The Golden Toad Talisman ($295) is imported from China, where Fisher and Weisman found it, and covered in 22-karat gold leaf in San Francisco. “It’s big—9 inches long and 9 inches wide,” Weisman says. “You think it’s some ancient precious thing, then you touch it and squeal with laughter because it’s rubber underneath.”

Casa Acanto by Fisher Weisman, 415.567.6632, www.casaacanto.com

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