flowers brought me here: tulum

Photo Nov 29, 2 36 29 PM (2)As I am preparing to go to Sayulita for ten days, I am reflecting on the last time I was in Mexico. And the time before that, and the time before that, and the time before that. I’ve been so fortunate to have work bring me on amazing adventure and one that tops my list is having my job take me to Tulum four times in two years. Yes, you can hate me. I almost hate me.

Photo Nov 28, 2 59 52 PM (1)Over these four very special visits I have gotten to know the beautiful beach, the people and the quirks of this very magical destination. What I love about so much about Tulum is that the main stretch of beach where the bungalows and hotels are, is really just that, a stretch of beach. It is one main road that stretches

Photo Nov 26, 10 24 45 AMPhoto Nov 22, 5 39 52 AMPhoto Nov 29, 12 15 04 PM (1)It is all about slowing down, taking in the light and enjoying the environment in Tulum. The tourists are often from Europe, the main mode of transportation is bicycle and a smoothie is considered a solid meal. Sometimes there is kelp on the beach and quite often the power goes out. It’s a little slice of heaven in Mexico and it’s right up my alley. Although, I know this doesn’t sound like everyone’s cup of tea. Or, shall I say margarita?

Photo Nov 19, 6 22 01 AMI find that more and more people are going to Tulum every year, so I wanted to give you my top tips! If you are planning your wedding or special birthday in Tulum, I invite you to take a look at a post I wrote for Hither + Thither on my tips for partying in Tulum and the Mayan Riviera.

If you like it chic and sort of New Yorky stay here or just pop by for a cocktail.

If you love and LA vibe and are a boho at heart or just like gelato and a good glass of rose eat AND stay here.

If you like to be away from everyone and just relax, and are not afraid of iguanas stay here.

If you are on more of a budget and want the same vibe, stay here.

Wait in line to eat here. It really is that good.

For authentic food in one of the oldest restaurants in town, eat here.

Om yourself here.

Most of all, my most important tip, is to pack your bug spray!