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Monday, May 5, 2014

a tale of bachelorettes and babies

today, being cinco de mayo, seemed fitting to share the recent milestones of two of my favorite ladies, both of whom will always have fond memories of the gorgeous country south of our border.

about a month and a half ago, i headed to playa del carmen for a bachelorette extravaganza.  theresa, the bride to be and my bestie from high school, myself and some of her dearest college friends rented a house walking distance from the center of playa del carmen and enjoyed each moment to the fullest!

instead of relying on tours for transportation, we rented a mini van and made a day trip to tulum, about 45 minutes south of pdc to check out the gorgeous beachside mayan ruins.  after a refreshing swim in the vibrant turquoise sea, we enjoyed fish tacos, toes in the sand, a pleasant ocean breeze and relished the laid back vibe.  playa del carmen is definitely a happening place (and by that i mean busy) with lots to offer.  if you're looking for something mellower, then tulum is the place to be.

we took a private, pool side yoga class one morning that was incredible.  ellen at yoga by the way came to us, guided us through a detoxifying vinyasa and gave us great food recommendations.

trying to keep a little "cheese" in the weekend, we stopped for a beer at senor frogs and made sure to stay classy = )

we made sure to try as many tacos and margaritas as possible...el fogon is most definitely worth finding!

lovely ladies, the long weekend flew by and i look forward to seeing you in june!

just yesterday, we brought mexico to nantucket for my friend jen who is expecting her first baby in july.  the cinco de mayo themed shower was a successful surprise and a beautiful collaboration.  

most of the decorations (except the few things i picked up while in mexico) were homemade and we ordered the invitations through tiny prints

petticoat row bakery made the most festive mexican chocolate cupcakes 

the mama to be and i getting into character in the photobooth.

hope everyone was able to have a little ¡fiesta! today!