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Tuesday
Mar092010

I'm back

Buenos dias everyone! I am back from my too-short trip to Mexico, having arrived late last night. I had a blast as I always do in Puerto Vallarta (that was my third or fourth time there). I took lots of photos which I hope to share here and on Flickr and bought as much stuff as I could cram in my suitcase (which I will get photos of ASAP). Luckily I took today off work so I can get groceries, do some laundry, clean the house and hang out with my boyfriend who unfortunately did not accompany me on the trip. I don't have time to get a regular post ready but I thought I'd show you some photos I took of a shop I found in the cool surf town of Sayulita. 

 

This town was an hour bus ride from PV, and was worth the trip. We spent the day there and had a great time hanging out on the beach watching the surfers, shopping of course, and eating the best freaking burritos I've ever had. I uploaded a photo a couple days ago on Flickr of the floor in this shop (whose name I cannot remember) and it's been such a hit that I thought I'd put it and some others here. I love painted floors and this floor has to be my new favourite, hands down. Frankly, everything about this shop was hip and funky which is relatively uncommon. (Pardon the quality of some of these photos - it was often easier to sneak them instead of trying to explain why I was taking them).

Reader Comments (28)

LOVING that shop & their amazing floor! ...and all that color! We've still got snow here!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTess Carter

Amazing pics... Love them!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle Revolution

What a brilliant shop!! The turquoise two seater is to die for. I love the rich colours Mexicans use in everything they create.

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecofabulous

isn't this a shop called "pachamama sayulita, la vie est belle" held by the French sisters Mignot ? I can see their embroidered wedding gowns ont the wall and also the jewels with the pearls of Tahiti ... Their jewels collections are so beautiful! you can check their website: www.lesgazelles.com. I'm addict to their lifestyle!!!
thanks for sharing your sunny pictures!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commentermiss sunrise

I love PV, too! That shop is totally darling - I cannot wait to see photos of your purchases!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbarchbo

What a fantastic shop... the kind of place that needs exploration! And you're right about the floor. FAB!
Victoria

No way!!! Sayulita is my fave! I've gone there for the past 4 years! Isn't shopping there the BEST?!? xoxo

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

She's back! I'm so glad. I missed you. But you're not online at the moment :( Love the floors. Do you think at my age my knees and back would allow me to do that to a bedroom floor?

9 Mar 2010 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

I have been to PV and Salyulita! I loved that little town so much! I'm glad you had a great vacation! XO

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjordan

I just got back from Sayulita in December! My sister, her boyfriend, and their baby live there. Great town, i can't wait to return! I love that shop, unfortunately i missed that one! Is it in Sayulita? I will have to visit next time around. I also took a bunch of photos that I posted on my blog! Can't wait to check out yours! I loovvvveee it!! xoxo

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Diaz

Absolutely love those floors and all the color that store has to offer!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCayla

I am just back from 2-weeks in Sayulita and I also fell in love with that shop, and that beautiful town!!! A colourful blend of Cobblestone streets, bohemian chic mixed surf style... I felt immediately as though I fit right in there. Spent a day in sleepy San Pancho and a quick trip out to PV. Did you catch any part of the Sayulita Day Celebrations?? Or the rather large groups of brass bands that made their way around town day (& night!!) Looking forward to seeing all of your little treasures.... ;)

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Looks and sounds like a great vacation! Nice. Welcome back.

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

OMG! Your skin is the same color as that sofa! OMG!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

Thanks for the info miss sunrise!
Elizabeth, no, I didn't know about Sayulita Day celebrations. Sounds like that would have been something to see.
Priscilla, my lobsterness has turned into a lovely tan now. :)

I'm amazed how many people know of Sayulita. I'm kind of pissed off at my parents for only finding out about it last year. I would have loved to have gone there on my other trips to PV, and I will for sure go back next year.

9 Mar 2010 | Registered Commenterkim

Love the first image and the shop floor!
Welcome back.

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlices of Beauty

i love sayulita! we spent a week there a while ago and it was bar none the loveliest, most relaxed place i've ever been in mexico. also, the best fish and shrimp tacos. ever. nice pictures!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

Welcome back! And wow - what a layout! Gorgeous store - glad you were able to share the images with us :)

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeli

I love Puerto Vallarta. It takes me about 3 hours to get in vacation mode. Taxi to the condo, stuff in the room, and walk down the beach to La Palapa for seafood and margaritas with my toes in the sand. We always stay in the old city where it feels like Mexico, I love that part. Watching every step as we walk on sidewalks that are sometimes missing big pieces or 3" high off the road. Buses and cars that fly down the street and don't slow down for pedestrians. The beach in the late afternoon after all the tourists have gone in to get refreshed for the night, and the Mexican families come out bringing dinner in a pail which they flip over for Mama to sit on. The Zocolo in the evening. And the Processions in December singing and walking, with their Indian ancestors protecting their path to the church. Have you eaten the prawn tacos on the corner across from the Supermercado? We go every day. She makes a good flan also. And if you find someone selling chocolate cake baked with flan on top, get two, trust me.I think this is my very first comment to you, but your posts just took me back. Lucky you!!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

bienvenida de regreso!
very nice shop - what vibrancy!

9 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYpille

OMG! I took photos of that same floor when I was in Sayulita last month! Small world. Also, I basically lost my sh*t over that gold and red fringe bag in the 4th photo down. It was about 5000 pesos, which I unfortunately did not have but I think of it often, and now I have a photo!

And let me guess - BURRITO REVOLUTION?! THAT PLACE IS AMAZEBALLS! I also had the best burrito of my life there. Sigh, Mexico. I would also recommend spending a few nights in Yelapa on your next trip - magical.

10 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Heather, I looked at the prices of a couple things and then went back to taking photos. :) And YESSSSS it was Burrito Revolution!! Makes sense because I was laughing at the propaganda posters on the wall and the comment on their chalkboard about how they appreciate tips so more AK47s could be purchased. (!!!)

Amber, it is SO dangerous walking around there. My mom broke her elbow on the second day slipping on the road, and there were tons of foreigners with broken bones/smashed faces. I didn't get a chance to try those prawn tacos or chocolate cake/flan. :( Next time!

10 Mar 2010 | Registered Commenterkim

Stunning shop! I'd love to be in that store in person :) Thanks for sharing.

10 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenter31everything

I live here!!! (IN PV) would have loved to meet you!

I am so glad you enjoyed it. and YESSSS I agree, Sayulita is the best!

xo

10 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

the owners of the shop are also residents of santa barbara. they are the most talented, creative and physically beautiful family you'll ever have the pleasure of knowing. free spirits for sure!

10 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkate

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