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Today, I had the pleasure of visiting the new organic/farmers' market organized in Coco Beach inside the Les Alizes Condominium complex. Located just of of CTM, the mercado is a lovely option for the many residents and visitors to Playa's ever-growing north end. Read More...
One of the handcrafts we most wanted to find while we were in Oaxaca was its colorful textiles. Oaxaca is renowned for its intricately embroidered fabrics and woven rugs are we were certainly not going to return home without an armful. Read More...
Here's something else you might now know about my DH. He loves to shop. Mind you, it is possible he has never seen the inside of a grocery store and all of his clothes shopping is done online but when we go on vacation, Mr. Kinnon gets his shop ON! He is crazy for art and textiles and will spend hours and hours looking for just the right pieces to buy to bring home from our adventures. Read More...
Mexico's famous department store Liverpool opened a shiny new location in Playa del Carmen and while I am not much of a shopper, I still had to check it out! We have been to Liverpool in Cancun many times to make some purchases of good quality housewares unavailable in Playa del Carmen. While the prices are unarguably very high, when you really need something it was nice to know you could most likely find it at Liverpool, even if it meant paying a premium to get it. Now that we have our own Liverpool, I fear my wallet is going to suffer. Read More...
Going to the grocery store can be an entertaining adventure in Mexico! We enjoy exploring the culture through their food - and visiting a grocery store is an excellent start on that journey. Read More...
I haven't done one of these in awhile but when Rob asked me to give a very rough monthly budget for a couple who are thinking of buying a condo in Playa del Carmen, I figured it was overdue. Lots of things drag up the cost of living in Playa del Carmen. Real Estate is expensive. Rent, depending on the area, can be expensive. Read More...
One of the great things about living in Playa del Carmen is that we have access to great fresh fruits and veggies year round. Some, the staples like onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and limes, to name just a few, are remarkably inexpensive. Others, the more exotic treats that are shipped in from the US and Canada, can get pretty pricey and may only appear for a few days at a time in DAC, Chedraui or Soriana. If you are going to spend good money on fresh produce you want to eliminate as much waste as possible, right? What is the best way to keep our fruits and veggies crisp and delicious in a climate that turns bananas brown before I can get them home from the store? Read More...
“Over the ocean and through immigration to Grandmother’s house we go…” That’s right, the kids are off to visit Grandma in the States, their first trip flying solo. They are excited. We are excited. They will spend a week Read More...
This past Wednesday evening the ladies of Wednesday, Women and Wine hosted a special holiday bazaar at Coffee Cafe on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Members and friends of this social networking group were on hand promoting their businesses, selling homemade Read More...
If you've ever been to a fair here in Playa, then you know how much fun they can be. Frankly, only one time have I ever actually found anything I though was actually worth buying. Nevertheless, they are very entertaining, a great people watching opportunity Read More...
Sometimes, the best nights out with the girls DON"T actually involve shooters, dancing on bars and losing you clothes at the beach! Wait, actually NONE of my nights out have EVER involved ANY of those things (not that I can remember, anyway). But, Read More...
On our way to dinner last night, we came upon a small art exhibit on the street on Calle Corazon. There are about twenty artists represented, mostly showing paintings and photography. Rumor tells that sometimes there is a weaver working traditional fabrics Read More...
Since our last trip to The United States, a fabulous family Thankgiving and 60th birthday celebration for my MIL in Miami, I am even more appreciative of the affordability of our food staples and produce. Yesterday was Wednesday, the day where all the Read More...
Ever on the lookout for something yummy, last week, I stumbled upon some lovely homemade breads at my favorite produce market, Dac. For the past two weeks, a small table has been set up out front offering samples of these tasty baked goods to the customers Read More...