Celebrating Mom’s Birthday at Blue Fish.

On my mom’s birthday we had lunch at Blue Fish Restaurant, a place known for sea food and oh so delicious meals!

I ordered fish and shrimp tacos today, a plate that I often go to every time I come down to San Jose Del Cabo. I don’t know what it is but, I think the tacos here are so much better than in California. Could it be the combination of the fresh food or the way the food is cooked? One thing for sure is that I can’t seem to get enough of it. We ended our meal with a cheesecake dessert that were equally shared among the 3 of us. We were full and very satisfied.

After lunch, we walked around downtown San Jose where I made a quick stop at Rogelio Sanchez jewelry store. Rogelio, the owner and designer has the eye for intricate details and knows his silver rings inside and out. I’ve bought most of my rings from him and I always seem to come back every time I’m in town. Today was no different, I came home with 2 new rings and that I happily am glad to add to my collection.

The Club Fundadores in Los Cabos.

The rain followed me in Cabo because it poured the whole day. Luckily, there’s a clubhouse in Los Cabos that comes with a membership for those who live in the area. It contains a gym that my parents and I took advantage of on a rainy day like today.

The gym has a nice view overlooking a golf course and the beach. When we arrived I used one of the stair-master machines and spent a good hour sweating. I didn’t mind so much because of my view and the FREE wifi. If only I had a gym like this everyday, I’d probably spend most of my day working out. Hey, I can dream right?

A Short Stay In San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. (Video)

I arrived Saturday night, tired from the flight yet mentally excited for a much needed break in Mexico. Having been here many times now, I feel SJD has become my 2nd home, however, the amount of places to see is still vastly waiting to be discovered. SJD is a booming market with new hotels (i.e. La Ventana coming soon) and restaurants being built every year, there always seem to be something new to see.

As soon as I landed, my folks picked me up at the airport and we immediately went to try a newish restaurant in downtown San Jose.

The food was ok. I ordered the Chicken Fajitas, while dad had the Steak plate, and mom had the Red Pepper Stuffing dish. I think the Bone Marrow appetizer was the best plate we had that night to be honest.

After dinner we walked around the square and found it quite buzzing with the locals roaming around the area. There was music playing, kids riding scooters, skating, teenagers canoodling and/or family birthday gatherings. We bought some popsicles and sat on a bench to people watch. It was a cool night and a great way to end the day.

To be continued…

Farm to Table: Lunch at Floras Farm Restaurant (video)

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Whenever it’s warm and sunny like here in Cabo, I always gravitate towards something light to eat when I’m hungry. Therefore, when mom asked me what I wanted for lunch, I knew Floras Farm would be the perfect choice. Continue reading “Farm to Table: Lunch at Floras Farm Restaurant (video)”

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Visiting The Gallery District

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One of my favorite things to do in San Jose Del Cabo is walking through The Gallery District in downtown. It is definitely a must see and do when someone comes to visit for the first time. The streets are lined with small shops, art galleries, cafe’s, markets, restaurants, and much more. If, that’s not enough, every Thursdays there’s an art walk event between 5-9pm. The town comes alive with locals and tourists flocking the streets. Normally, the art galleries will have new exhibitions or a chance for people to meet with the artists. What’s not to like, right?
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Mercado Orgánico (video)

Mercado Orgánico (a.k.a. The Organic Market) market is an open air field with various vendors selling food, hand-made jewelries, bags, clothes, dog collars and just about any authentic knick knacks that you can find that are locally made. The event is definitely family friendly and is a great way to spend your Saturday mornings (think Whole Foods Markets).  Continue reading

BUZZing Around

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AH. The 80 degree weather hits me with open arms as I made my way out of the SJD airport. It has been two years since the last time I was in Baja and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be here. The air, smell, sound and everything about Mexico screams excitement in my head. There’s just an unexplainable happy feeling I get whenever I am in another country. Can anyone relate to this? Continue reading “BUZZing Around”

Sunshine in the Midst of Winter in San Jose Del Cabo.

My family is a rare breed. When most people spend their winter holidays locally, mine heads over to Mexico to spend most winter days soaking in the sun. I’m not complaining here. I’m fortunate that coming “home” from living abroad for a year is here in Mexico, in the middle of the dessert, enjoying the ultimate serenity and living a simple life. Continue reading “Sunshine in the Midst of Winter in San Jose Del Cabo.”