Vitea Gets It

Take a good look at this photograph. No, I didn’t take it. I saw it posted on Vitea‘s Facebook page with the caption “Especial del Chef: Tallarines picantes al estilo thai con camarones, callos, hongos shiitake y verduras 135/235 pesos Chef Special: Thai style spicy rice noodles with shrimp, bay scallops, shiitake mushrooms and vegetables…

The Metropolitan Opera Comes to Jalisco

For several years now, (four, I believe) New York’s Metropolitan Opera company has been broadcasting their Saturday Matinee performances live from Lincoln Center in high definition, to selected movie theaters in the United States and an increasing number of countries. The Peabody and Emmy Award-winning endeavor involves the latest audio and video technology, with ten…

Three Things I’d Buy at Angel’s Store

I was walking around my neighborhood today when I heard my name called from across the street. Much to my surprise, it was Angel Torres, an amazing hair and fashion stylist who has collaborated with me in a couple of photo shoots, including a Vallarta Lifestyles cover featuring top local restaurateurs. It’s been a while…

Two Unique Puerto Vallarta Dining Experiences

The fact that Puerto Vallarta has an amazing array of choices when it comes to dining is no secret to many. And our town has spent decades perfecting the fine art of creating unforgettable experiences at the dinner table. There are annual events such as the International Gourmet Festival which takes place every November, or…

Make Inexpensive Refrigerator Magnets From Mexican Tiles

Here is an easy, inexpensive way to turn Mexican tiles into fun refrigerator magnets! Decorative Mexican tiles can be found in just about any traditional Mexican home. They are manufactured in several sizes and shapes. And for those of us in Puerto Vallarta, we are fortunate to have a tile factory right in the heart…

Don Luis Solorio, Master Clay Artist

Shopping around Puerto Vallarta you can come across a broad variety of reproductions of pre-Columbian ceramic reproductions from all over Mexico and Central America. The last thing I anticipated is that I would get a chance to meet one of the few master clay artists creating these pieces during my recent stay at Hotelito Jardin…

Jorge's Gordas and Leather Daddies

Finding out my friends’ hidden interests and talents is something I truly enjoy. Not too long ago, I decided to pack my paper crafting supplies and headed south to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens, looking for a peaceful afternoon to work on my paper mache refrigerator magnets (more on that, soon!). I ran across my…

Print Your Own Photo Book

Designing and printing your own photo books has been possible in the US and Canada for quite some time. Most of the photo book printing companies that offer this service rely on straight-forward PC and Mac-compatible design and layout applications that can be downloaded to your computer. Once you assemble the pages using your own…