An Old-School Mexican Vacation

Dream Escape

Ahhh Mexico. I took my vacation there earlier this year with a mid-winter escape and I'm still dreaming of the beach, the infinity pool and the daily margaritas and tacos. It was my first post-college (post-spring break) Mexican vacation and I found that my views of the country had changed. I was less interested in booze cruises and beach parties and more into the bright, saturated colors, rustic design and hotel amenities.

I love a hotel that provides all the luxuries and services you need while still giving you an experience unique to your location. Nothing is worse than a nondescript, cookie-cutter hotel room where you could be anywhere from Dubai to Detroit. I want to feel the flavor of my vacation, whether I'm out seeing the sights or in my room.

My dream Mexican hotel room is upscale but not fussy. It's classic Mexican style elevated: a stone floor with a bright zapotec rug but also luxurious Frette linens and a fabulous private outdoor sun/sleep deck with ocean to sky views.

Images:
1. An outdoor bed is the most peaceful experience ever; it's almost too beautiful to fall asleep. Via ABC News
2.Hotel sheets are the ultimate extravagance. This Frette set from Pioneer Linens is a classic.
3.Mexican textiles are so bright and beautiful and the patterns are traditional to different areas of the country. The Mexican Clothing Co. explains them all.
4.The rope chandelier in our hotel seemed to me both traditional and beachy. This one from Pottery Barn is a close match.
5.To welcome us, a lovely man arrived at our hotel room with a margarita cart and made us fresh drinks on the balcony! This colorful pitcher from Gifts.com reminds me of his glassware.
6.Stone floors are both beautiful and sand friendly! Via Kutchcraft
7.A welcome touch was when my hotel provided beach bags so you wouldn't need to pack one. This roomy tote is from JCrew.

(Images: As credited above.)

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