16.4.10

Hola from Los Cabos

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Warning: Depending where you are when you are reading this, you might feel a tinge of envy, but let me preface this post by saying that this vacation is just what I am needing to recharge and ‘smooth my feathers’... I am sitting on a beautiful sunny beach in Los Cabos, Baja Mexico sipping a Margarita and eating a pizza with Mexican hot sauce ....two weeks of bliss….with lots of  time to waste away in Margaritaville.  The resort I am staying at is situated on a magnificent private coral beach with 6 swimming pool, 3 restaurants, and a world famous Wine Therapy Spa with treatments called vinotherapy (more on that in another post.) I arrived late Sunday, and on Monday I did not leave the pool deck. I was totally mesmerized by the warm ocean breeze, the sound of the surf, and the reflections in the infinity pool.

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Mexican Pizza with Hot Sauce & a Lime Margarita
The bird in the background was trying to get a bite of my pizza.

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Wildlife at the pool.

This iguana has a good thing going. He slinks under the deck chairs and waits in prey for any unattended food that he can pilfer. The first time I noticed him (or may it is a ‘her’) he had a slice of tomato in his mouth, bigger than the size of his head, and was scurrying across the pool deck back to the safety of his rock to devour it. It quite shocked me the first time I saw him, but over the course of a few days the more I saw him the more familiar he became.

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The resort is at the bottom of a high outcropping of rock. Walking back to my room these are some of the view corridors to the ocean. My favourite time of day is in the late afternoon, when the sun is lower in the sky and casts dramatic shadows.

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Shadows on the trunk of a palm tree
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One of the restaurants is situated on the edge of the ocean and is lit entirely by candle light where Chef Gerardo Rivera reigns supreme. The service staff bring flashlights to look at the menu. For my main course I had the most delectable local Sea Bass firewood cooked with tomato chunks, lemon grass and cilantro accompanied by a glass of Chateau Camou, El Gran Divino”, (Late Harvest). For dessert I waited patiently for the 20 minute cooking time for the Chocolate Bomba scented with Cardamom and Bitter Chocolate, which was baked in a wood oven. In Spanish -  Bomba de chocolat amargo y cardomomo.

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Chocolate Bomba baked in a wood oven.

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One of the paths to the beach / Private deluxe beach cabanas

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An early morning walk on the beach
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The waves washing up on the beach (left) / The waves receding (right)

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Coral Reef Beach
Wish you were here!!!!

Patricia Gray Inc is an award winning Interior Design firm  in Vancouver, Canada who blogs about WHAT'S HOT  in the world of Interior Design.
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30 comments:

  1. How about TONS of envy :)
    Enjoy the beautiful weather and surroundings Patricia.

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  2. I like the environment of my life, but your pictures are an incredible dream. An increase is hardly possible.

    I close my eyes straight down completely, open it again and see the pics one more time....

    WONDERFUL!!!

    Hugs

    VINTAGE

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  3. Absolutely breathtaking. Yes, green with envy, but so appreciative of you sharing these wonderful images with us! Have a lovely vacation.

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  4. Oh..... I am so wanting to be there!!! Enjoy yourself.

    Northern Light

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  5. Eye Carumba! That looks heavenly! Two weeks of vacation in a serene setting like that...divine! Enjoy and post more food photos!

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  6. Monika17/4/10

    Hi, what a beautiful spot! I am glad you had a relaxing brake, better in Mexico than on Vancouver Island , I guess!?

    Take care, Monika

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  7. Renae Moore17/4/10

    Oh Patricia...what a lucky girl you are! Such a lovely place...enjoy every last bit of it. I like the idea of 'wine therapy!" I wish I was there too, the scenery is breathtaking!
    xx

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  8. Wonderful pictures, can feel the ocean breeze from hear...enjoy your vacation and have a fancy drink this afternoon for me...

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  9. ooooooooh meeee too! have a wonderful time... xoxo

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  10. I wish I was there with you.

    I am glad you are enjoying my country.

    Cheers! Iván

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  11. Yes I am jealous. You photos are beautiful. I really love the open architecture with light filtering in from the beautiful outdoors.

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  12. ok this is just one of my very favorite places to be. I am hoping to be there in a month or so if it works out. There is no better spot to relax and recoup and get ready to face the world again. enjoy!

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  13. I'm sitting here listening to the rain outside our window and wishing I was sitting on that beach! I just discovered your blog and what a delight it was. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos.

    Karina
    www.disegnoKarinaGentinetta.1stdibs.com

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  14. marina19/4/10

    wish i were there too !!
    hope you are keeping well patricia and enjoy your stay in paradise!!
    regards,
    marina

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  15. Enjoy your paradise moment! Ones back in the groove you'll need that memory and time of recharge!

    XX
    Victoria

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  16. officially jealous

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  17. Hi Patricia
    A tinge of envy is to put it mildly........


    my sister in loaw is building a house nearby and I am on the list as her first official guest....
    Have a wonderful blissful sun drenched vacation
    Francine

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  18. design that is truly amazing I love it.

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  19. Envy is not the word! And to top it off you then add all the photos, each one better than the last. So after some envious daydreaming. I ran a bubble bath !

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  20. Have a lovely vacation.

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  21. I wish I was there!!! please stop by my blog and participate in my giveaway with your great photos... enjoy!

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  22. We are going this Summer...I can't wait! I've really enjoyed all of your travel photos.

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  23. Um, yes, I wish I was there too. Your lovely photos will have to be the next best thing. Enjoy!

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  24. Wow - what a well deserved vacay for you! See, this is what I get for not visiting more often, I come to visit and you are away - ha!
    I can see you are working hard at relaxing and recharging!! Looks super.
    pve

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  25. Man, I wish I was there. Those are some great pictures and it seems so relaxing. I think I need a vacation.

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  26. Anonymous21/5/10

    well you did warn me but now i feel so so so so so in need of a pina colada, a beach, palm trees and a sunbed in the shadows......so nice, so nice photos and just so nice again....

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  27. Wow, that is absolutely amazing. Wish I could also be there! Great pics and article.

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  28. i can say just awesome!!! i feel being there.. would like to be there all the time...

    Satya
    ssrishtiindia

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  29. lanell18/2/11

    absolutely stunning....we who have moved up from the border of Mexico wish you safety and a good time. Isn't it wonderful that in this day and age we can go where we like. We are leaving for London the middle of April...I hope we can see Monet's garden while we are over in that area. Likewise we pray for our safety and a sane world at the time of our adventure. Stay alert. enjoy!

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  30. Renae18/2/11

    Patricia!
    You go to the BEST places. I DO wish I was there with you! Have a fab time. "See" you when you get home!
    Blessings.
    xx

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