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Thursday, August 2, 2012


I promised a recap of our blissful vacation, and I hope I won't bore you if a share a view of our quiet week in Mexico! We were so relaxed that we didn't even pull out a camera to take snapshots (I know, I know–what sort of blogger am I, anyway?! Luckily, things have changed little since last year, which you can see right here!), but I can still relive every sun-dappled moment when I close my eyes. 

If you've been reading for a while, you can attest to our love of routine–hell, you probably know what I'm going to have for dinner on Friday night! So when it was time to plan a little getaway, even though we debated some far-flung destinations, we ultimately decided to head back to one of our favorite places on Earth–Hotel Secreto, in Isla Mujeres. The island requires a serious trek (from the airport, there's a taxi, a boat, and another taxi!), but the minute that John and I swung open the tall wooden gates of the hotel, all that travel was worth it.

Our mornings were devoted to breakfast in bed. We spent afternoons lounging underneath palm trees, using up two bottles of SPF 100+ and snacking on coconut from the trees overhead, with John reading Fermenting Revolution and me devouring one novel after another on my Kindle. My reading list included The Rules of Civility, which I couldn't put down, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, which I couldn't wait to finish (a whole different thing), Heart of the Matter, a touch too serious to be a proper beach read, and Seating Arrangements, which I wished I hadn't read so quickly! 

And we spent each evening holding hands, eating tacos, drinking beaded bottles of Victoria and Palomas, which I may never order again in San Francisco. John shocked the girls at our favorite little restaurant by consistently ordering a half dozen fish tacos or more, and every night we'd skip one more dip in the pool in favor of the cool white sheets in our lovely room. For the two of us, it was the perfect vacation. 


Tell me, what's your dream getaway? 


Image by Adam Nyholt.

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely vacay! At this point my dreams are modest - a week on the Cape would serve me well!

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  2. It sounds like a dream vacation. How did you find it?

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  3. sounds perfect! right now I'm dreaming of Prague. me neighbor grew up there, and his stories are captivating.

    ps. I love a good routine.. and I had to giggle at that, because I definitely know what you're having for dinner friday nite. sometimes knowing what to expect is comforting. :]

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  4. Ah sounds magical and like a breath of fresh air! Thanks for the reading suggestions too- always on the lookout for some good novels!

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  5. Ah sounds magical and like a breath of fresh air! Thanks for the reading suggestions too- always on the lookout for some good novels!

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  6. You know it's a good vacation when you use up two bottles of sunscreen :-) Sounds like you had an amazing getaway!

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  7. Ah I feel like I am right there with you...sounds blissful!

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  8. this sounds like a brilliant vacation. It puts my Rhode Island vaca to shame.

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  9. This sounds like a great success! Love that you included your reads ;) but now I'm craving fish tacos like you wouldn't believe. Ethan and I have only vacationed once together (our mini-moon), but it opened my eyes to what I want for future vacations. A killer hotel, a stand-by restaurant, and lots and lots of lounging. Oh and someplace warm would be nice as well =)

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  10. That sounds perfect! I wish I was planning a vacation right now :)

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  11. Oh Lena this sounds like heaven... I think you've got my perfect vacation down.

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  12. I NEED to get more details because I want to do a trip jsut like this with my man. Exactly like this. Reading on the beach? Breakfast in bed? Seriously need this.

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  13. Sounds like an awesome vacation indeed. I have a week in a resort in Thailand booked this fall (after doing some travelling in other Asian countries), I am really looking forward to that as well!

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  14. sounds amazing! i'd love to see pictures :)

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  15. Oh my, it sounds so divine. There is nothing like lying on a beach with nothing to do!

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  16. My idea of the perfect getaway is a weekend in a swanky hotel with a huge indoor pool and room service!

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  17. Sounds like a great trip!! I love it, my dream trip would be very similar!
    velvetcupcakes

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  18. I wouldn't mind a little vacation in a paradise location like yours... Especially that breakfast in bed!

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  19. ah! this sounds completely & utterly amazing! so happy you two got to get away!

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  20. I envy the fact that you went on vacation and didn't pick up your camera once. It sounds so relaxing!!

    *Erin

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  21. AHHHH! Can I come next time? ;) I LOVE Mexico...the prettiest water.

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  22. I think the fact that you adore your beloved routine so much is one of the things I adore most about you. Also, I feel the same way about many places: I can sit on my same special beach in cape cod year after year after year, and it never gets old.

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  23. So glad you had such a wonderful vacation. It sounds perfect in every way. And yes, I bet I *can* guess what you're having for dinner tonight. I love that about you. :)

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  24. Wow! That place looks spectacular! We're hoping to head to Mexico next year so I'll definitely keep this place in mind.

    ~ Clare x

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