- The Sunsets
For the first time in my life I went to Mexico for a week last month. I know many of you have probably been to Mexico before me and that there are many, many amazing places to discover, but I just wanted to give a shout out to a few wonderful things that I discovered that will draw me back, not just to Sayulita, but to Mexico. It's an amazing and near country.
What are your Mexico loves??
Sayulita is a lovely little beach town and only a 45 minute car ride from Puerto Vallarta airport, which is, in turn, only a five hour flight from NYC and much closer to everyone else. Flights cost about $500 round trip and direct, but can cost much less with a layover.
- Mexican Tile is Amazing As Are Some of The Showers
This pic, taken in our bathroom, is a good example of some of the more organic design that melds Mexican and Spanish styles. The openness and lack of anything extra or superfluous in such a warm climate is liberating. There is nothing like this up north.
- Did I Mention The Sunsets?
This pic, taken from the pool outside of our house - Rana Verde - which we rented through SayulitaLife.com, was a lovely place to spend the hot afternoons with the children. They would play and I would just watch the light fade.
- Painted Floors
This pic, taken inside a shop in town, had an approach to their floors which I'd never seen. It's stunning, graphic and also seems very natural in the space.
- Incredible Handcraft Work
This skull, embossed with thousands of tiny beads might not be for everyone, but the sheer skill and proliferation of all things handmade and manufactured highlight a country where making things has not been lost. .
- Delicious Food
This little outdoor restaurant was only open for dinner and specialized in freshly made pasta by the Italian proprietor. Okay, so it wasn't Mexican food, but it was still amazing AS WAS the Mexican food. The point is, however, that Mexico is a foodie culture and everyone does their own thing and does it really well.
- Stunning Use of Color
It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot of color in Mexico. There is a ton of color all around and it is particularly wonderful and surprising inside. This pic, taken in our bedroom in Rana Verde, is one of my favorites. I love the handpainted flowers against the vivid two tone wall colors.
- You Don't Drive Cars...
...You drive electric golf carts. Well, in Sayulita anyway. We never rented cars and didn't need to. Instead we drove quiet, slower golf carts along the quiet streets of Sayulita. Leaving this particular part of civilization behind (the cars) was a liberation and a joy.