You can ring my bell anytime.

On our last night in Mexico, they held a beautiful dinner and awards presentation in the Zen area of the resort; jungle-ish as opposed to beach-ish. The Coach and I were so impressed by the event planners’ set-up. Yesterday, this had been an open grassy area where we took a picture of the entire group of attendees via drone.
Then on this night, it was a gorgeous setting with a huge tent, lights, fabulously decorated tables; we were both thinking “wedding for Lolo”. 

Although, it’s more ‘over the top’ than she wants; we loved the ethereal feel with all the greenery, white stemmed flowers and floating lights and candles everywhere.

Shadow much? 

They had these ‘ring bell for champagne’ signs in the cocktail area before you entered the dining area. I was all ‘ring for what? I don’t even like champagne, but I do enjoy an activity’!


HOW flipping clever is that? There were champagne angels behind the wall that handed out glasses after you rang the bell.
I need this, but for wine
and in my family room.
Of course, I’d have to replace the bell too often because of wear and tear.

It was a great end of our long weekend. Until next time Mexico!

Casa again, Casa again, Jiggity Jig.

We not only survived our convention/getaway to Riviera Maya, Mexico, but we had a fantastic time. 
Our business was invited to this event which was hosted by Cosentino (Quartz stone tops) for the top 100 dealers in the USA.  It was held at a five-star all-inclusive resort. We’ve never been to an ‘all-inclusive’ anything before, aside from a cruise we took as a family about 14 years ago (never again) so we didn’t know what to expect. 
Our room was quite awesome, as was the entire resort. There’s a little splash pool on the patio next to the perfect chaise lounge-for-a-nap-spot. 
Each night they hosted a dinner/event for the whole group. We ran into these guys; not sure what they really were. Mythical Aztec dragons? 

It was really windy for most of our stay, and Suz’s thin, fine hair doesn’t do wind well. That was my only complaint really and I had to whip out a clip or bobby pins quite often.

You could pop into any of the wonderful restaurants whenever you felt hungry. (most had dress codes for dinner though; no beachwear, shorts or flip flops at night)

When I think of Mexico, I think of chips & salsa, tacos, and margaritas. While you could find some of those things, the restaurants were quite gourmet; somewhat fancy.
Also, you could ask for room service 24 hours a day.
Want a glass of wine and some snacks at 1:32 am? Just give them a ring and it’ll be there within 10 minutes. Ya know, that could be dangerous for me. Well, I was most likely asleep dreaming about mythical dragons at that time, but you know what I mean.

I opted to have breakfast in the room each day because, mornings.

I ordered my regular fare; eggs, a bit of toast, coffee and fresh OJ. It always tastes better while wearing PJ’s. 
I was pleasantly surprised to see that they also added some dessert for me. Dessert after breakfast? Thank.you.very.much. 

Turns out, that was not the chocolate mousse cup that I suspected it was.
Refried beans in a tortilla.
Well played Mexico, well played. 

*no one got sick; it wasn’t even a thought at this resort. (unlike our last trip to Cabo)
* I was not kidnapped; not even an attempt was made.
* I didn’t do any shopping because we didn’t have an inch to spare in our suitcases. *sigh*

I’ll share a bit more from our fantastic trip later.
Adios!

XOXO