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One of our favorite peeps, Anna Lynne (Shammy) and her husband Chris celebrated their birthdays together last night at The Beer Bucket. This is Shammy's 4th Birthday Bash in Playa del Carmen and she was surrounded by lots of friends, old and new. Read More...
Friday night marked the re-opening of the bar at Mom's Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Our pal Jurgen has been working hard to get the old bar polished up and well stocked and ready to welcome guests of the hotel, Playa residents and visitors. Rob and Read More...
Last night was the inauguration of "Bolister in The Blue", an evening of acoustic music and song from Playa favorite, the talented and charming Chris Bolister. Perched on a swing at the bar, surrounded by friends old and new, Chris entertained Read More...
Last night was the innaugural evening for this year's Paintings for Pets fundraiser hosted by Tony and Cheri Head of the famed Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Well loved, award winning artist Barry Launius generously offered to show and sell Read More...
Well, the rain finally let up enough to allow Sarah and Adam to make their vows on the beautiful beach of the Sian Kaan. We met the newlyweds and their entourage later in Playa for an after party at Brad Ryans' place, The Mojo Zone. I was lucky to Read More...
This week, Dr. Taco celebrates five years in Playa del Carmen, serving up some of the best and freshest fast food in town! In the recently innaugurated space on 10th Avenue , Carlo, Cecilia and the whole crew threw a raucous party on Saturday night with Read More...
Captain Dave's Bad Boys Beach Bar was the scene of this years rip roaring 4th of July celebration. Our own Cowboy John smoked an enormous pig and dozens of local folks contributed their favorite potluck side dishes, creating a fabulous feast. J.J. Read More...
We awoke to pleasant rays of much needed sunshine, bid a hasty "adieu" to Turtle Inn and carted ourselves back toward town to Captain Jaks , a modest but charming property recommended to us by a friend in Playa. We were immediately greeted by Read More...
" They say your heart never leaves, once you've been down to Belize ." So says songwriter and part-time Belize resident Jerry Jeff Walker. Rob and I have been to Belize three times this year already and certainly these lyrics ring true for Read More...
Well lubricated with tequila and sangrita , we wandered out into the square where hundreds of people were seated, dresses in their Sunday best, waiting patiently, staring at the enormous stage that had been constructed at one end of the street. Apparently, Read More...
Last night was the first of what we hope will be many Parrothead parties at The Luna Blue Hotel . Tony cooked up the best cheeseburgers in paradise, Jimmy Buffet streamed live via Radio Margaritaville , Jose kept us well lubricated with 2 for 1 margaritas Read More...
Day two of the Blogger Blowout was a hot one, much to the chagrin of us bloggers, each wearing varying shades of HUNGOVER! After a quick latte at Aluxes, we slowly piled into our carts and headed out across the island for a bit of good old-fashioned sight-seeing. Read More...
This weekend Rob and I and the kiddos traveled to Isla Mujeres for the very 1st Latin America Bloggers Convention or, as it has now been more appropriately dubbed, "The Blogger Blowout"! Our fearless leader, Wayne, aka "Isla Gringo", Read More...
I managed to sneak away from my sick husband for a few hours on Wednesday night and headed over to check out the festivities at the Peep Meet going on at La Ranita. It was a very good turn-out. Lots of famililar faces and some newbies too! Do you recognize Read More...
I have NEVER seen Playa as packed as it was on New Years eve. I don't know where all those people came from. If this NYE is any indicator of what kind of year we are going to see in the real estate market, well.....buckle up. It's going to be Read More...