Bonita Sayulita

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

Hola!  Just hoped into bed after a day in work mode and I was surprised to find a little slug in my bed!  So crazy…and it’s extra funny because I have a weird fear of slugs haha.  All good now, the little guy was moved safely outside.  It was actually perfect as I was stressing out about work today and this totally reset me and made me laugh before bed.  Anyway, thought I would share some photos and tips on the town of Sayulita, Mexico.  The main area of town is small and super easy to get around on foot.  It’s very catered to tourists with booths selling Mexican blankets and other goods (like the pompom I got!) set up in some streets by day.  Since it’s a small town, the touristy vibes are not over the top and you still get an authentically Mexican vibe.  The town is literally right on the beach with many streets leading to the sand.  My favorite is the street covered in flags.  The main square has a pretty white church and there’s fun touches all around town like “love” signs on trees and benches that remind you to smile.  Walking down from Gringo Hill where we stayed you pass by so many pretty houses painted various bright colors, as well.  A couple of places I would recommend to grab a sit down dinner would be Maria’s for all things Mexican (the tacos there are the best!), and La Rustica for brick-oven pizza and nice cocktails (great nicer date spot).  For dessert there’s actually a couple of ladies who sell tasty homemade cakes by the slice from tables in the main square late into the night.  If you want to beat the heat grab a Mexican popsicle at Wakika Heladeria…soooo good and refreshing (Mango is my favorite), right next to La Rustica.  There is also an elusive churro man who sells fresh churros from a cart…I wasn’t lucky enough to come across him but my friends said they were absolutely delicious!  Time to dream of tacos and churros babeskillets, Tita xx

Advertisements

Puffy Sleeves

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

top: Zara / skirt: Forever 21 / kicks: Superga

Hola!  Had an early one this morning and am already back from the office.  Monday morning productivity at it’s finest.  Taking a little lunch break to enjoy the sunshine in my backyard then back to work…but from home in the garden so I can’t complain!  I’ve been into big sleeves and ruffles for a while and so obviously this Zara top is right up my alley.  Off-shoulder with fun sleeves, perfecto.  I paired it with my denim skirt and some platform kicks but it would look really cute with white jeans and espadrilles as well.  These white walls went well with my tan haha.  Sayulita had adorable things around every corner, like this bench which reminded you to smile.  Love all the cacti, too…need to add some to our garden here.  Work time!  Talk later tonight babeskillets, Tita xx

Boat Look

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

bikini: Billabong / shorts: Gypsy 05 / sunnies: Wildfox / sandals: Coach

Days spent on the water the best days.  We were lucky and went out on a boat in Mexico to check out the coast, off shore surf spots, and even some fishing!  The cloudy weather was perfect for boat deck lounging and the sea breeze was so pleasant.  Since summer is in full swing and boating season in here (in the ocean, in a lake, in a pool…) so I thought I’d share a boat day look.  A bikini of course…but an extra cute one.  This ruffled Billabong bikini looks like a cute summer top.  Gypsy 05 is a brand perfect for beachy and nautical adventures.  They make really pretty and chill pieces out of super breathable and light fabric.  These white lacy shorts are so comfortable and look so cute!  I think white looks extra nice on the water.  Voila!  The easiest outfit to convert into swim/surf mode in…just pull off the shorts and you’re set.  Could have used a little boat ride today…but I got a ton of work done and even took a mini break with my sister to get fresh lemonade in the park.  Felt so summery doing that!  Time to get ready for the week, going into the office early tomorrow so I want to be well rested.  Hope your Sunday was chill and nautical babeskillets, Tita xx

 

 

Flamingo Top

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

bikini top: Wildfox / denim shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch / sandals: Coach

Sunny Sunday over here!  It’s a scorcher, definitely going to have to be late evening run tonight.  Yesterday we took Moka for a walk midday and she was so tuckered out from the heat.  Fetch was not happening haha.  Got up early to get work done, which is always awesome.  I love feeling productive by noon on weekends.  Time to make some refreshing lunch (feeling a caprese salad sandwich with fresh basil from the garden) and then get back to work for the afternoon.  Here’s a fun beachy look for you guys.  I love bikini tops that can pass as shirts in the summer.  This flamingo bikini by Wildfox is so cute…pink with ruffles, girly and fun.  If you have a pair of high-rise denim shorts that fit well, you’re basically set for the summer in my opinion.  Pair them with bikinis, cute tops, casual tanks…they go with everything!  I’ve had this pair for a while and they just look better with every wash.  Oh man, I miss all the colorful walls and tropical foliage in Mexico!  It’s pretty beautiful in Vancouver, too but a whole different kind of summer scenery.  Have a lovely Sunday babeskillets, Tita xx

La Lancha

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with b5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

 bathing suit: San Lorenzo Bikinis / sandals: Coach

Sipping a cup of herbal tea after a day of using my brain and I am so ready to chill for the rest of the night.  It was a hot one today, but not quite as hot and humid as Mexico.  Here’s an awesome spot to check out if you’re in Sayulita as it’s nice to get out of the little town explore surrounding areas…especially epic beaches.  We went to a different spot everyday and it was awesome.  La Lancha is just a quick hitch hike away from Sayulita (about fifteen minutes).  That’s right…we hitch hiked.  Literally so easy to do there as many people drive trucks…you just walk up to main road, stick out your thumb, say “to La Lancha”, and in minutes you and your surfboard are on the way.  Pretty cool way to travel and you don’t have to worry about your car/the things inside it while you’re at the beach and surfing.  Recommend it if you’re in Sayulita for a short time with no car and want to surf/check out surrounding spots…but only if you know exactly where you want to go and you’re in a group of course…I think it’s safer if there’s at least one guy in the crew as well.  What was really sweet is the place we rented boards from had a shop right by La Lancha as well so those of us who rented didn’t even have to commute with boards.  Across the road from the surf shop, you walk down a forest trail for five minutes and you’re at the beach!  La Lancha is a fairly popular spot but much less busy than the beach in Sayulita.  There’s some waves to surf, warm water to frolic/swim in, white sand to walk on, and some cool cliffs to hike up for a nice view.  We had a mix of sun and very welcome clouds when we were there…and I still burnt a little!  Recommend this spot, especially if you want to post up on the beach for the day: lots of space and no vendors walking around trying to sell you things.  It had a nice wild feel to it.  Time to relax and fall asleep dreaming of Mexico’s beaches.  Goodnight babeskillets, Tita xx

Casualito

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

top: Wildfox / shorts: Wildred / kicks: Superga / sunnies: Wildox

Here’s a casual summer outfit for a chill Saturday morning.  Shot this in Sayulita where it was especially toasty.  This top from Wildfox is mega soft with light-weight fabric, ideal for the heat.  It’s a actually a cover up dress but I tied up to make it a shirt.  Love these silk shorts as well, a perfect mix of comfortable and cute.  We were cruising around town on our final morning in Mexico (picking up the last breakfast empanadas of the trip haha) and I came across this pretty spot and had to take some photos of course.  Time for me to get to work, on the work grind all weekend but I’ll take some breaks in the sunshine to walk Moka and go for a run this evening.  Perks of working at home!  Have a nice Saturday babeskillets, Tita xx

Mexican Casita

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

Done work for the day and it’s time to relax and go to bed.  Chill Friday nights are the best sometimes.  Here’s some photos of the casita we stayed at in Sayulita…it was so epic!  The cooling pool and top deck were bonus touches.  The views from up top were gorgeous…such a good spot for a beer at the end of the day, or a siesta in the middle of the day.  The only thing about Mexico is the mosquitos!  Sooo many, but luckily there are plenty of cute little gecko’s around to eat them…and mosquito nets around the beds so you don’t get nibbled on all night.  Definitely still got some bites, though haha.  Overall it was such a cool house, with the main floor having one big balcony instead of a wall.  Our suite by the pool had high ceilings with large openings from which we could hear the sounds of the jungle before dozing off…and roosters the morning haha.  It was dope though.  We stayed on “Gringo Hill” where there are tons of homes like this, which I’m sure are vacation rentals as well.  The exterior entrance were so pretty, loved the bright colors!  A quick jaunt down the hill into town and Sayulita beach but away for the noise in town…so perfect.  One thing I don’t miss is the humidity…so excited to hop in my bed at home and snuggle up in dry/non-sweaty sheets haha.  Goodnight babeskillets, Tita xx