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A little happy for your Friday

As usual, it's freezing here in Ottawa and I have just about HAD IT with winter. I thankfully decided to take a little 10 day trip to Puerto Vallarta at the end of the month to meet up with my folks who are there for 6 weeks. While I'm on that topic, if anyone happens to know of any interesting shops that sell decor items or architecture I should photograph (I'm bringing all my camera gear) in PV PLEASE email or leave a comment. Unlike my other visits there, this time around I'd like to do something besides laying around the pools (although I still plan to do ALOT of that).
Back to the real reason for this post. I found these adorable little cabins in Stuart McIntyre's portfolio when I was working on yesterday's post of his work. Grass, flowers.....I almost forget what summer feels like.

Reader Comments (20)

Definitely go to "Old Vallarta" across the bridge. There is a tile making factory there that is great, and it's much more authentic than the main touristy part of PV. If you do get a chance to get out of the city, head to Sayulita about 45 north of the city (you can take the bus that costs about $3). Have fun! Can't wait to see the pics.

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThea

Thanks for the tips Thea!!

5 Feb 2010 | Registered CommenterKiM

Freezing here too. (sigh)

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush

That's definitely some "happy"!! Brightened my day for sure! Thanks for sharing!

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIvy Lane

I agree with Thea, go to Old Vallarta outside the tourist area. If you can rent a car and want a beautiful adventure, go to Tonala outside Guadalajara. (I think there are tour buses, too). That is where all the craftsman make everything. You can get gorgeous tile, ironwork, glass and furniture. The prices are amazing- a lot better than in PV. I think it is around a 5 hour drive. My husband and I took a couple days to go there and did not regret it. Guadalajara is an amazing city, too.

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

I will be staying in Sayulita for the last two weeks of February. We're making an escape from the Olympics here in Vancouver!! I haven't been before but have been hearing nothing but good things about the place. It's about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Drop me an email if you decide to stop by... :) I'm hoping to do a little of the same... explore and hopefully discover some inspiring little shops and galleries. Tonala sounds like an interesting place to visit. Have got that marked down on my list of possibilities... ;)

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

hi ! i am from guadalajara, and yeah if u can make the trip to the city and get to see tonala and tlaquepaque u are gonna be so happy u did that ! guadalajara is ana amazing city and its full of crafts . Sayulita is a full time surf spot ! and u can take amazing pictures there...i fully recomend stayin until u get to watch the sunset...its quite a thing. Punta de mita and bahia de banderas are amazing spots too and for food, peae and quiet, ask a local taxi driver to take u to boca de tomates...its a little local secret beach at the end of nuevo vallarta , the food is amazing, cheap, safe and u can get a lot of beach for yourself. Enjoy ! i love my country !best wishes !

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commentertatahuates

Horray to Friday!

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhatu

Oh my grandma had a pitcher like that. Happy times.

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAppleTree

love the daybed!


Oh my goodness! I want to run away and spend my spring reading and running outside there!

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremily

PV is wonderful.

If you get a chance you should take a day trip to Yelapa. My husband and I honeymooned at Verana which is in Yelapa. They have a WONDERFUL day spa...camera worthy!

Check it out...verana.com

Safe Travels.

5 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremily massey

Thanks for the suggestions Carissa, Elizabeth, tatahuates and Emily!! (tatahuates, if memory serves me right, my parents always stay in nuevo vallarta so i'll be TOTALLY checking out that beach!!)

5 Feb 2010 | Registered CommenterKiM

oh! those are the DEAREST little cottages!

and yes...grass and flowers sound delightful on this snowy morning...

6 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbettye

Este lugar es soñado. un despertar allí, seria como ser parte de un cuento felicitaciones por compartir esto tan lindo desde Buenos Aires Argentina

6 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiliana

This posting is absolutely perfect! It is so lovely to see something that reminds me that sunshine will return! Feel better and enjoy your weekend.

7 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrocantess

oh, I wish i was there! This is the way a cottage should be, the kind of place where ladybugs and dogs are welcome! So adorable - thank you, I needed that..

7 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranne-marie

Oh these are just delightful! Such gorgeous shots!

Ah! I wish my bedroom was like in the 8th photo... :)

8 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAydan

Wow what a perfectly beautiful boutique home stay! Do you know if this is for holiday rental at all? We'd love to find the owner to see if they'd want to list on the Unique Home Stays website :)

20 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire Ray

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