Puerto Vallarta's Two Dicks

Puerto Vallarta has—well, had—two Dicks. Dick #1 came here to star in a movie but, that was 50 years ago. Dick #2 came here to meet with the president of our country, but that was 39 years ago. Can you guess who they are? And if you can, would you actually book a Puerto Vallarta…

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…

Broadway Nights—A Review

It is fairly well known that most all-inclusive hotels in Puerto Vallarta offer a variety of in-house entertainment options, many of which include song and dance performances offered exclusively for their guests. For the rest of us, however, the opportunities to enjoy the treat of live, professional dance troupes in town, are few and far…

Is Allyna Vineberg a Thief?

[UPDATED December 30, 2009] Allyna and I have talked about this and had a few laughs. First and foremost, Allyna and I are friends and love each other. We have mutually agreed to leave this post online and intact for a couple of reasons. First of all, we agree that friends and colleagues should allow…

Seven Life Lessons from Roberto Bermejo

You may be asking yourself, “who is Roberto Bermejo?” I asked myself the exact same question earlier this week, when I received an email message from him asking me to write about him in this blog. Did I meet him at some party? At the office, perhaps? My first reaction was to dismiss the request….

Mikki Prost Works Hard For Her Money

I’ll be the first person to admit that, when it comes to musical stage performances, I am a shameless snob. I can’t help it! For better or worse, having spent two decades living in northeastern United States, attended music school, and being partnered for nearly one of those decades to an extremely talented musical composer,…