Mexico: Cabo

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dear Olive,
We spent our first Mexican week living it up in the lap of luxury in the touristy little coastal town of San Jose del Cabo. Set towards the Southern end of the Baja peninsula, Cabo is surrounded by an amazing backdrop of mountains, huge cacti dot it's land, and stunning rocky headlands shelter it's beaches - it is a truly beautiful place in the world. We were there for the wedding of our friends, Paul and Liza, along with a small bunch of our friends. There is something so special about being overseas with friends, and the mateship was definitely the highlight of this week. The wedding itself was absolute perfection, held in a mind blowing private villa, with every last detail fabulous, including the radiant couple. (Oh, if only I had taken a photo of the table setting! The colourful flowers, the cactus, the gold plates, the mexican floral cloth serviettes ... right down to the matchboxes with pictures of Frida Kahlo with a glitter border. Painstaking details I tell you.) Much of the week was spent having fun in wedding party related group activities - generally involving a slew of margaritas. Time off was largely spent in the pool. With beer. You amazed Shane and I with your travel legs and party pants. You coped so well with everything, staying up late, and sleeping in like a rock star. You were a champion on the 22 hour start to finish journey from Sydney to Cabo on only a few hours sleep.
If our Mexican holiday began and ended in Cabo, I would have felt a little disappointed that I hadn't experienced the "real" Mexico. Cabo is very Americano - everyone speaks English and US$ are accepted everywhere - most times, the bill comes with two totals, one in US$ and one in pesos. (The prices being very Americano also!) But it was a terrific week, and ever so fun. I will remember it fondly for the dancing, the wedding, the margaritas, the pool, the views, and most of all the good times with great friends. The final photo shows one of my favourite memories - the Mexican captain of our yacht turned the boat home after an afternoon of snorkelling, turned up the music, and led the dancing. The moves on that guy were beyond belief! He even did the splits.
Next stop: we enter the craft heartland in the Mexican town of Oaxaca, and Day of the Dead festival.















24 comments:

Liza said...

Fun...Your polka dot sun-dress is lovely.

Steph said...

What a magic adventure you're having! The colours are just amazing. Hope your day is lovely. Steph :)

Lila Wolff said...

How lovely. You definitely have me considering Mexico as a someday destination.

Coryann said...

Your trip was exotic! It makes me travel hungry ; )

melynda said...

wow!!!

Melanie Waugh said...

KEL!!!!!! THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!!! HEAVEN!!!

Kate said...

Squee!! This sounds like the best trip. I feel like I'm on vacation just browsing through these... I might linger a bit longer tonight! ;)

SUNDAY COLLECTOR said...

Oh my! So much FUN! Amazing photos. x

Ellen Arthur said...

The wedding sounds amazing and the setting ideal! Enjoy the next leg of your travels :)

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

I must say, Shane looks very comfortable (not to mention handsome) on that boat there!

xo em

Madeleine said...

Amazing! Look at the weather, the mustaches, the colours and you in your wedding pantsuit (?)and blue party shoes. Aye Curumba Kell, Mexico really suits you! xx

Loulou said...

Sounds and looks like it was a wonderful time, made all the more special by the reason you and your friends were there! I was once in Cabo San Lucas, and found that part of the world to be so beautiful.

Loulou

sarah said...

oh those mexican colours on the quilts ... amazing. such fun memories for your family x

mama bear said...

Kellie...!!!! That sounds amazing. So happy to hear your guys are having a super holiday – after a hard year of work you bloody well deserve it. Kudos to Olive for an easy flight and sleeping in. (Sleeping in?! What a legend). Enjoy part two, and definitely hat storage on those Mexican baskets. xxx

alex sunday said...

love it all! ooh, and that polka dot dress is really lovely. xo

Jenni Booth said...

Hi Olive,
One of the highlights of this trip for me was also dancing up a storm on this boat (Marcus & I on right) but an even greater treat was meeting you and your fab Mum & Dad and hanging out in Oaxaca! Pip & Lily loved having a little friend to entertain them. xxx Jen

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

Dave and I can't stop looking at these photos Kel. The colours are glorious and you all look so relaxed and happy. You gorgeous in that pantsuit to boot!

Enjoy the rest of your Mexican fiesta guys! xx

I agree. Shane looks very 'at home' on that boat!

Melissa said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my little blog world. Yea, so happy to hear you are having a safe adventure in Mexico. We can't wait to feel safe to drive through Baja again.
Your pics are beautiful and I had fun skipping around your blog. Love it!
Melissa

Francesca said...

looks amazing. and what a lot of moustache action there is going on! :-) x

Catherine said...

What an amazing adventure for the three of you to go on and what a groover Miss Olive sounds like:) These photos are beautiful. x

Liv Lundelius said...

Wow! I always wanted to go to Mexico.
Sounds like you had a fantastic time.
I love your summer outfits and Olives too ;)

Lauren Knight said...

Wow, how beautiful! The colors in your pictures are so vibrant. And I am loving that wedding dress. Makes me yearn a little for the sun and sand.

Liv Lundelius said...

I just had a look at these again. And I love cool weddings, everytime I do a brides makeup for a wedding like this my heart jumps! This bride has such a great style! Thx for sharing.

Bridget said...

oh this time looks magical. as winter descends upon me here in massachusetts, i'm jealous! looks like you enjoyed your time immensely... and the bride's lacey top is gorgeous.

 

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