My husband and I have never been big on celebrating Valentine’s Day. We don’t buy each other expensive gifts or make really elaborate plans. Instead, we normally choose to have a quiet evening, cook a delicious meal and indulge in a good bottle of wine. For me, that’s perfect. Quality time is all I really need.
I want to start by thanking each and every single one of you who submitted comments, messages and emails in response to last week’s ‘Simple Things’. The fact that you took time from your regular lives to write me, showing your support and giving me advice, is something I appreciate deeply. So, thank you!
Sharing the Disney Marathon Weekend in the company of my in-laws was something truly special. I’m grateful for all the support they’ve given us throughout this crazy journey, and for waking up super early on marathon day to cheer for us along the way AND see us run through the finish line.
Hello, everyone! Gosh, it seems like such a long time has passed since I last updated the blog, doesn’t it? I certainly hope you had a lovely Holiday Season and a very happy NYE celebration! Let me tell you, it was so nice to take a small vacation with my close friends and welcome the New Year from Mexico City- a city which I love and, if all goes well, I’ll be making frequent visits to this year. After the Holiday Madness (and Holiday Blues), disconnecting from the world and just enjoying myself was all I really needed to reboot and start fresh.
I’m so sorry today’s post is a little late. As you can imagine, being the day before Christmas Eve, my husband and I have been running all over town trying to finish our Christmas shopping and get everything we need for tomorrow’s dinner. Even though it will be just the two of us, I still want to decorate the table and make it a really special evening.
Today’s post is going to be very brief. Being the first day of detox week (after Thanksgiving and this past weekend, it’s very much needed), I’ll likely spend most of my day in the kitchen, planning the menu and preparing the bases of our meals.
Planning a detox week does take a little bit of work, but, I promise you, it’s so worth it! You feel like a brand new person once it’s over.
It’s been quite chilly in Guatemala these past few days and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it! It’s finally time for indulgent homemade hot chocolate (yum!), Christmas cookies and movie marathons under fluffy and cozy throws. This is, indeed, my favorite time of the year- by far.
As I mentioned, last Thursday we attended Saul E Mendez’s fashion show and 60th Anniversary celebration. The night was, as expected, very well planned and organized, and the venue yet another beautiful Guatemalan landmark. You’ve got to give it to Saul’s team…they always choose the most interesting locations to hold their events.
Vacations are never long enough. This time, in particular, everything felt so rushed…just as we started to slow down, it was time to jump back on the plane and come back home.
I think everyone can agree that New York City is always a fun city to visit. With so much to do and see, it is impossible to sit still. Maybe it was just me, but I felt the city was even more electric that weekend with the excitement, anticipation and adrenaline from the 50,000 plus marathoners and their families.
What a weekend, huh? Traffic was unbearable. I had some important errands to run up in Carretera Al Salvador, but due to the landslide, I had to cancel and postpone it for another day.
Normally I don't mind the rain, I quite enjoy it actually (it makes for cozy movie nighs), but I think I've had enough of it at this point. Bring on the beautiful November weather!