Monday, January 26

south of the border

A recent trip to Punta Mita, Mexico, for a friend's birthday bash provided me with ample sunshine, quality time with the hubby, and more margaritas than I care to count. It also granted an opportunity to trial run spring clothing I recently purchased like this Natalie Martin dress, these K. Jacques sandals, and this Melissa Obadash bikini. And it made evident what other 80-degree-ready pieces I still need, such as this sunset cocktail-perfect, back-baring Alice McCall dress, this Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit, this J.Crew pom pom tunic, and these Valentino sandals. In between birthdaying, there was surfing, fish taco eating, and siesta-ing. Here, some of the highlights.  

Late afternoon strolls along the beach were constants on our agenda as were frequent dips in the perfectly temperate ocean. My Joie cover-up, above, was my third and final cover-up outfit change of the day! This multiple-caftans-per-day practice of mine justifies my excessive caftan buying. Here are more I like from Vix, OndadeMar, Tt Beach, Vitamin A, Nanette Lepore, and Melissa Obadash.

Everyday I went running along deserted paths that winded through lush, jungle-like fauna. Though it was stunningly beautiful, I must admit I was little afraid that I'd come across a scorpion, or even worse, a jaguar. Such a city girl I am!

Our daily seaside lunch menu presented us with the trip's only hardship: having to decide what to eat!  Everything was muy delicioso, especially the just-caught shrimp tacos, which I doused with pico de gallo and habanero sauce. Oh, and the margaritas were (nicely) stiff, too!

Patiently waiting (well, sort of) for said shrimp tacos in a Natalie Martin dress. See its brethren here.

Faced with another hard decision at the coconut stand... I went with the natural as I was still feeling the lunchtime margarita buzz. I'd say a smart decision on my part.

Ready to party in my strapless Missoni! You can find a similar one here

Mother Nature beautifully choreographed the backdrop for my friend's birthday fete. It was one of the most epic (electric!) sunsets I've ever witnessed--and it's why I'll be back in Punta Mita one day soon! Hasta luego!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! May I ask where you stayed there?

Jane Andersen said...

I want to visit this place too. Thank you for share your story :)

loriputoto said...

love to know where you stayed for planning a trip there:)

Marlien Rentmeester said...

We stayed at the Four Seasons and went to various party events at the St. Regis and elsewhere. Feel free to email me if you want a more detailed lowdown!

Michelle said...

You look great in both the Natalie Martin and Missoni dresses. Let me know if you tire of either dress!!!

Marybeth Reid said...

As I read your post and looked at the photos I could see that you were at the Four Seasons there. It is a favorite of ours. We have gone a dozen and a half times in the last decade. We are never disappointed.