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Last night Per Langoe and Lena Bermann invited all of their friends to celebrate a truly momentous occasion: the 10th anniversary of Babe's Restaurant in Playa del Carmen. Without a doubt, Babe's is now practically synonimous with Playa del Carmen, Read More...
Yesterday afternoon, the beach in front of Wicky's Restauran t in Playa del Carmen was the place to be for great BBQ and live music! The fundraiser, "Hope for Haiti", benefiting, Doctors Without Borders , was hosted by Wicky's, attracting Read More...
On Sunday January 24th, fund-raising events will be executed simultaneously in Playa del Carmen and Akumal to raise much needed funds for the victims of the devastating earthquake that wracked the small island nation last week. This initiative, “Hope Read More...
A few days ago, many Playa del Carmen residents,including our family, received a message from Miss Sarah, Captain Dave's sister up in Memphis Tennessee. It seems after a battery of tests, doctors have discovered that our favorite pirate has small Read More...
Recently, Captain Dave invested in a new sound system, some top of the line equipment to support Playa's favorite house band, The Nasty B.astards. We have been a little tied up lately, getting the kids settled back into school, working with clients Read More...
On Friday evening, Chef John Gray invited friends, foodies and members of the "Uncorked Club" to enjoy a special tasting of three wines from Mexico's prestigious Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards . This beautiful estate was established by Tru and Read More...
At long last, our beloved Mayte Vargas has her very own place. Mayte and her friend Ale have opened "El Bar", a cheerful, open air, rooftop bar located across from the Hotel Kinbe on calle 10 in downtown Playa. From my perch on the swings, I Read More...
Finally, after three months of hard work and countless hours of planning and organizing, Taste of Playa went off to rave reviews. The event saw nearly three thousand Playa del Carmen residents and tourists come through the grounds. Some came just to look Read More...
This week, leading up to the First Annual Taste of Playa International Food Festival on September 5, 2009, an event that features some of the most talented chefs in the Riviera Maya, tickets went on sale at various locations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Read More...
Last week, at our weekly "Uncorked Club" outing, Rob and I had the good fortune of getting a sneak preview of John Gray's new signature wine, "El Corazon". Made from grapes sourced in Mexico's beautiful wine region , Valle Read More...
For months, Rob and I have been looking for an excuse to check out Cocina 38, one of the newer fine dining establishments in the burgeouning north end of Playa del Carmen. Back in June, during the initial organizational phase of Taste of Playa , Roberto Read More...
One of our very favorite spots in Playa del Carmen, one of the first we ever dined in even before moving to Mexico, is La Cueva del Chango . When we arrived, five years ago, this restaurant, nestled in the jungle off of Calle 38, seemed to be in the middle Read More...
The Mojo Zone was THE place to be last Thursday evening as musicians and music lovers from all over the Riviera Maya packed into Bad Brad's place to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of this popular live music venue! It was standing room only, and just Read More...
Life in Playa del Carmen just keeps getting better and better! When we moved here, almost five years ago, the options for foodies and oenophiles were very limited. Having sold fine wine in a previous life, the transition from my gourmet lifestyle took Read More...
I've been getting quite a few messages over the past few weeks, Life's a Beach readers wondering “What's up?”. As many of you also follow this blog on Facebook and Twitter, you have undoubtedly seen the cryptic messages….the Read More...
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