I continue my love affair with Sayulita on the website of one of my favorite travel and fashion magazine founded by a group of London-based wunderkinds, Suitcase. This is definitely one of the most extensive travel guides I’ve done and there’s still tons I’d love to include, like my friends Nick and Alex’s new bar, Liquido on Calle Marlin right off the beach. Lots of my New York friends have told me in the recent years they’d love to join me in Sayulita, and I’m proud to say one of my closest, Jess, is finally going in March. I can’t wait to hear about her experience in my home away from home. Click through to see more of my Sayulita picks! http://suitcasemag.com/2015/02/12/sayulita-mexico-travel-guide/
As I continue my love fest of Sayulita this week. I thought I’d share one of my first travel guides on my home away from home.
Who doesn’t love brunching and shopping on a Saturday?! Enjoying Naty’s chicken mole tacos for breakfast. Sayulita. 2014 What’s on the menu? Watch my friend Isis in Sayulita as she teaches this gringa (that’s what you call a taco with cheese at Tacos del Ivan, btw) how to prepare huevitos a la mexicana in delicious handmade tortillas. Here’s what I’m coveting this Saturday, this awesome Alpaca Clutch bag from my friends at Anndra Neen. The line is made in Mexico City and designed by Mexico City natives & NYC-based stunning sister duo Phoebe & Annette Stevens. The first time I saw an Anndra Neen piece was when on friend, Kyleigh Kuhn and I was instantly obsessed. I’m an accessories addict and Anndra Neen takes the metal worked accessory game to a whole new level. I’m partial to the brand’s crossbody bags. It’s wearable art really. Alpaca Clutch with Brass and Metal Studs and Stripes, $725 Photos courtesy of ShopLatitude.com
Whenever I go to Sayulita, I always make sure to leave extra room in my luggage for the goods I get while there.
On New Years day, when I got the opportunity to go to Islas Marietas with a group from Mexico City, I jumped at the opportunity. New experiences? New people? This is what traveling is all about.
In a laid back town like Sayulita, surfer-chic rules and eclectic is key. Some of my favorite pieces, from jewelry to art to clothing I’ve found in Sayulita and I’m constantly inspired by the laid back beach style of the people there. Shoes and shirts are optional and natural jewelry compliments beautiful tattoos. There’s a certain natural effortlessness that if you stick around long enough, you start to adopt as well.
“What is this? Is that a face on your stomach?”
“I told you… this is my Pharrell swimsuit, it has a great butt… you’ll like it.” I mumbled as I self-consciously slapped his hands away as he tried to see what was going on under my crocheted Topshop mini dress.
Funny thing is, I didn’t sleep before I boarded my flight and packed / deliriously edited this video straight through the AM. So, this time on my trip, I forgot: my mascara, sunglasses, sports bra for hiking, socks, iPad charger and most importantly left my camera battery plugged into the wall. However, in that typically Sayulita way, everything actually worked out!
Sayulita, Mexico. 2015 Just back in New York City and the weather is in the 20s. Uploading photos from my recent trip to Sayulita is definitely warming up my spirit. Here’s a sneak peak of more to come. This photo is from the pool terrace of hotel Las Graditas — a gorgeous view of Sayulita downtown.
As the year is coming to an end, I am looking forward to beginning 2015 in a place that has recently become very close to my heart, Sayulita, Mexico. I tend to fall in love with many of the various locales where I travel but Sayulita, like Gallipoli, is a place where I’ve left a piece of myself, revisiting it every year as I shed the layers of the month past and start anew.