Bonita Sayulita

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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

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La Lancha

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 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

Mexican Casita

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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

Cooling Pond

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bathing suit: San Lorenzo

Hola, finally got a handle on work and had a chance to edit some recent photos…so back to regular blogs!  How amazing is this jungle bathtub oasis?  This was at the house we stayed at in Sayulita.  Some friends of ours are renting the place for the month and we flew down for a week to live it up in Mexico.  Such a sweet spot with epic views and a quick walk into town and the beach, so grateful to have had a chance to spend a week down there (thanks Jeremy and Lauren!).  I’ll make a post on the casita MTV cribz style because it was ultra gorgeous.  This cooling pond zone was right next to an outdoor shower and also mine and Essex’s suite.  It’s super humid there so a dip in cold water is the best medicine after walking up the hill home!  It felt like I was in a jungle watering hole…what better place to wear a lion one-piece.  Love this San Lorenzo suit, they are my favorite for one-pieces!  Super good for surfing, too.  Wish I had a cooling pool to dip into this eve, it was a warm one today full of work, work and more work then a quick run before the sun went down.  Time to snooze though, I enjoy being on the early morning program in the summer when the sun rises earlier…maximizing those daylight hours!  Talk tomorrow babeskillets, Tita xx

Travel Look

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jumpsuit: Aritzia / denim jacket: Forever 21 / kicks: Superga / hat: Brixton / bag: Cole Haan / choker: Leah Alexandra Jewelry

Hello from Phoenix!  I have an hour layover and time to chill so here’s the outfit I’m wearing today.  This jumpsuit is so cozy for travel days, and it looks cute with a denim jacket.  I’m a big fan of platform kicks right now and these ones are the perfect replacement for classic white Converse.  Next stop Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita!  Going to relax and enjoy my time with Essex but will for sure post some photos once I’m back home next week.  Have an awesome week babeskillets, Tita xx

Vacation Mode!

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layout – bathing suit: San Lorenzo Bikinis / shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch / hat: Aritzia

Good morning!  Just a quick post before I take off…about to hop on my first flight of the day to Phoenix.  Wearing a super cute jumpsuit today, shot some photos this morning and I’ll try to post them on my layover.  Above is my beach uniform for the week: bathing suit, shorts and hat (gotta protect that face from the sun yo!).  Moka was bummed she couldn’t come with me.  I’ll miss that little ween…but I’m extra excited because Essex is meeting me in Mexico!  Can’t wait to see him.  Six weeks is a long time without your favorite person.  It’s going to be sooo nice to relax together.  Time to fly!  Talk later babeskillets, Tita xx

Airport Life: LAX-SFO-YVR

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Hola!  Heading to Mexico in the AM and in light of my airport day tomorrow I’ll share a couple airporting tips haha.  I’ll be flying through Phoenix, a new one for me!  A flight I catch often is LA to Vancouver, sometimes via San Francisco.  Here’s my thoughts on how best to do that (short) trip.  Ideally you have a midday flight from LA so you don’t have to wake up super early and also avoid traffic a little…but it doesn’t always work out that way haha.  Travel outfits are always cozy for me.  A pair of white wash jeans, a long sleeve top, some Velcro kicks, and a leather jacket…perfecto.  If I have a hat I’ll usually travel in it too, as they’re hard to pack.  It’s nice to grab a quick cup of tea or coffee in LAX as you wait for your flight.  I tend to get there early because you never know how big the security line will be in such a big airport so I usually end up with time to spare at the terminal.  Also, I almost always check-in to my flight online…super convenient, especially when you only have a carry on!  Next stop San Francisco.  If I have a longer layover (a couple hours) I like to grab a sandwich from Boudin, they have the best sour dough.  Turkey and avocado is my fave.  Added some Peet’s Coffee to help me stay awake on my next flight so I could get a little work done.  Recommend it, my latte was tasty!  On the plane I’m either working, editing photos from a trip, or sleeping/listening to music.  On long flights, like to Europe, I always catch up on movies…mini marathon every time haha.  So there you have it, back in Vancouver in no time…as seen by the foggy views we flew into haha.  Alright, time to finish up my pedicure (currently soaking my feet) and get to sleep…up bright and early tomorrow.  Had a lovely afternoon with some family visiting from London, we took them to the dope fish and chips spot and strolled around the waterfront park…glad I got to see them for a day at least!  Goodnight babeskillets, Tita xx