Mexico Bound For The Holidays

It’s been a week since I  returned from sunny Punta Mita, Mexico and I’m already missing it! I traveled there for my friend’s wedding and this time I took my boyfriend Tom with me <3  It was such a fun trip! We stayed at a private Resort Villa right by a golf course and the had the beautiful beach steps away. I had been wanting to take my boyfriend to Mexico fro a while now and this was the perfect occasion! It was 5 days of just relaxing at the beach clubs with spicy margaritas, all the while enjoying the view of the Sierra Madre palm tree-lined mountains that frame the bay. Really the best vacation ever!

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Photo by: @lizdvegaphotography  <3

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I am happy to say that it was beautiful this time of year! While it’s true that this part of Mexico is year round beach weather, it’s the months of November through April that are the best to visit. You get the warm sunny days without the excessive humidity or the threat of heavy rain (which are months July to early September). Just perfect to enjoy some paddle boarding, surfing or snorkelling if you wish. But I must confess I did none of the above, guilty I know! Tom and some of the other guys in the group did give it a try, maybe next time I’ll put down the margaritas and be more adventurous, but for this trip all I wanted was to enjoy the company and relax with a good book.. side note! I’ve been reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes lately and I’ve been loving it, but anyways back to my travels…

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Photo by: @lizdvegaphotograhy (Check her account, she’s amazing!)

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The entire trip I wore nothing but comfy summer-like dresses and bikinis, who does that in November, right?? This is why I’ve always loved the weather back home.

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This is the view of my charming seaside little hometown, Puerto Vallarta.

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This is St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, it is such a relaxing and luxurious hotel. I loved everything about this place and let me tell you the food here as amazing!! *Order the Octopus Tostadas, they are to die for! I enjoyed mine under the palm trees while laying in the lounge area. But the best part? I got to enjoy it with him. Out of all the good things that have happened to me in the last year, the thing I am most grateful for is this guy right here. His patience, love and support mean so much to me:) I am the happiest and my only wish is that we get to go back soon!

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All in all, one of my favorite trips ever. Until next year when we go back for more adventures, I will keep the memories of this trip very close to me and feel grateful for everything I got to enjoy! Hope your holidays are filled with fun and loving moments like this one, best wishes!

What I wore:

Ale by Alessandra Mother Earth Bikini | Merrilees Swimwear |

Round Metal Green Classic Raybans |

Thanks for reading,

xo Erika

 

 

Summer Getaway: Cancun

Hi There!

          Hope everyone’s week is going great. Im finally back from my little trip to Cancun and I’ve been dying to share it with you…

This summer I’ve been taking short trips to different parts of Mexico and its been a lot of fun. To be honest, my original plan for this summer was a bit different but things never go as we wish them to. But even though I’ve been really sad about it, I still had the opportunity to visit my beautiful country, so Im grateful for that and I’ve tried to make the most of it  <3 I don’t know if it was the tropical weather, the crystal clear water or maybe the fact that I got to see my family, but somehow this trip felt like a big giant hug. With that in mind, I know that traveling to touristy places can be tricky but since I grew up there I still have a few favorite spots that I love to visit;) For those of you who aren’t familiar with the area I have a few tips:

Isla mujeres is a lovely island to spend the day, I like Lancheros Beach. It has the most translucent water known to mankind, you get to swim with whale sharks which I’ve done before in Cabo and was amazing, now imagine the experience in the clearest water! Plus you’ll find the underwater museum which I have yet to try –if my sensitive ears will allow it.

If you’re going to do the whole natural park thing I absolutely recommend Xcaret! It is such an amazing place, you get to visit beautiful animals, swim in underground rivers and caves, enjoy the beach, get to explore and learn about the mayan town and the night show is a must.. this last one represents Mexico’s culture 100%, I love it! Don’t waste you time with Xel-Ha, its not as big or beautiful, there’s way less things to do and its a longer drive. Xplore is not my favorite but if you’ve tried one park and are looking to continue the experience I would go for this one instead;)

Cenote Dos Ojos is a natural swimming whole with rocky sides, much like a cave. Its gorgeous to explore, bring snorkel equipment, its a bit of drive but its really beautiful! Tulum is full of natural cenotes, so you have plenty of options this is just one of them.

I’ll post more photos and tips in the near future but for now I’ll share with you some of my favs from this trip! With such beauty around me I was inspired to wear all white for this trip to let the beautiful greens stand out;) The first is a beach cover up with embroidered flowers on the sides that I simply loved, its so fresh and comfortable to wear, perfect for a quick getaway. The second outfit is a white linen dress for a day, a lifesaver for any vacation spot you visit;) And the third outfit is my favorite, denim + stripes, this basic goes perfect with a day at sea…

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I would have loved to stay more days in my little Paradise, but unfortunately reality kicked in telling me its finally time to move to my new home this Saturday!! Im overwhelmed and excited at the same time so we’ll see how it goes…

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a great rest of your week! And as always thanks so much for reading…

Love, Erika.

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