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…

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…

Puerto Vallarta Sundown Time Lapse Video

I did this quick and dirty time lapse video of Puerto Vallarta bay while dining at some friends’ Conchas Chinas condo sometime last week. As the sun went down, I had to adjust the aperture on my camera to compensate for the increasing darkness, which explains the sudden changes in lighting on the video. This…

A Nice San Pancho Casita

I recently had to dash to San Pancho to take some photographs for Vallarta Lifestyles and my friend Nicole invited me to stay at a cozy and affordable little casita, Casa de Rita, which she manages. Given its excellent location, I thought it would be worth sharing. Also, I understand that the owners, who live…

Polo in San Pancho

There is something inherently elegant about the sport of polo. At least I always thought there was. After all, I had never experienced a polo match in person. That is, until this weekend, only an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, right in the middle of San Pancho. Who knew that there is a thriving polo…

Explore Gringo Gulch and Caloso by Foot

Have you ever wondered where some streets end up as you explore the town? If you have, I have an urban walk for you, slightly over a mile long, that will take you through timeless cobble-stoned roads in Gringo Gulch, one of the original foreign settlements in town, passing by the formerly fabulous home of…

Visiting Galleria Dante

If a Puerto Vallarta newcomer on a tight schedule were to ask me “I only have time to explore one art gallery while in town. Which one would you recommend?” I would not hesitate to suggest Galleria Dante. Mind you, this doesn’t mean that Dante is special or better than any of the other unique…