My giveaway for $100 gift certificate to Macy's Department store
ends tonight - Saturday - at midnight. Don't forget to
enter if you haven't already by clicking here on GIVEAWAY.
Yes, they do have an on-line store if you don't live close to Macy's
or plan on a trip to New York City to see their flagship store,
especially wonderful during December. If you haven't been to
New York during Christmastime, you should put that on
your bucket list.
Last year Macy's New York windows featured Miracle
on 34th Street. This was their window with the Judge
receiving the letters from all the believers.
Each year the major departments stores in New York
create new wonderful windows to explore. It is a
fun part of the holiday traditions in New York.
When the snow and cold come, we start thinking of places to go
that are warm and by the ocean. Some friends invited us to go
with them to Puerto Vallarta and although we are taking the
family to Cabo for Thanksgiving, we were able to sneak away
for a few days.
Mexico has a great love of color and pink is one of the colors
that is found so abundantly there.
A curving path offers such mystery as to what
lies beyond and this one is charming in a pink brick.
The grounds at the home are just lovely, surrounded
by tropical plants yet with winding paths through grassy
Right across the street pink and orange bougainvillea cascade
down the aged brick wall.
Mexico loves gates and there are so many charming
ones, offering a sneak peak at what lies beyond.
The house next door has this gorgeous gate with views
of pink flowers and green mysteries.
There were many pink flowers around the property. I loved
this gorgeous hibiscus. There are two things I love most about
being in a tropical spot beside the ocean - the palm trees
and the gorgeous flowers.
What about this for hot pink? This is the restaurant in the resort
just down the beach from us.
We went to this wonderful restaurant last night. Everything was
I love the doors in Mexico. They remind me of the doors in
Italy. You could spend your whole vacation photographing doors.
The guys in the kitchen were happy to be photographed. It was
such a tiny little kitchen, but turned out fantastic food.
The atmosphere was a mix of old world and modern. I loved
the pink lilies up against the funky modern chandelier.
How about a golden pink sunset over the ocean. This was the view
from our outdoor table. I always marvel that people can be at home
freezing and people just a few hours in an airplane away can be
enjoying balmy tropical weather.
Although Mexican food and seafood is exceptional here,
we have found that Italian food is done incredibly
well also. Here is a shot of our bruschetta. This
one was taken by candlelight.
Spinach ravioli with creamy Gorgonzola sauce. My husband
took this one with his flash, but held the camera far away
and then zoomed in. I thought it did well for a flash photo.
Restaurant food in the evening is hard to photograph.
Up the coast just a little we went to a beach town called Sayulito.
I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but at one end of the
bay the sand looked like someone had dumped truck loads
of Martha Stewart's glitter in the water and the sand. I have never
seen such beautiful sand in my life. As the waves crashed the
waterjust sparkled gold. Can you see the gold glitter by my foot.
I don'tknow what created this sand but it was only at one end
and was breathtaking.
Mexico is celebrating its 100th Anniversary of their revolution this
week. Happy Anniversary to them. We were able to enjoy
fireworks as part of their celebration.
Come join me at