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la paleteria.

sleepy faces and 6 am sunrises.

Oh Tulum, how I wish I was still there…. mostly. I mean, really, I’d be happy to be anywhere if it meant being able to spend a week alone together (maybe with Marlowe), without any cares. After a few days on the jungle side, we moved to the beach. A sand surrounded bungalow home to call our very own. With it being a monday (or was it sunday?) most of the weekend travelers had left and we had the whole place mostly to ourselves– with the exception of a friendly “mexicali” couple (a couple from the other side of mexico– not california. I don’t fully understand, but they were nice). We had a shared open air kitchen, a cooler, and a block of ice, again, mostly to ourselves. Twice, I was up before the sun, propped into a beach chair, waiting for the sun to rise over the ocean. On the last day, a sleep loving Alex joined me— you can’t leave Tulum without watching the sunrise AT LEAST once, its phenomenal. As soon as we walked onto our beachside property, I was sold on coming back with Marlowe. Sand, toys, slides, swings, hammocks, and friendly beach dogs everywhere— perfect for anyone of any age. We loved sharing our meals here, with our toes in the sand and the waves crashing in front of us. Alex spent much of his time in and out of the water, while I lay, shaded, relaxing my day away. At night, we ventured to even more restaurants. We dined at Posada Margherita— one of my most favorite meals/dining experiences in Tulum— surprising since my first dining out choice is not typically Italian, but this place was a real gem… and pretty much my forever backyard inspiration. We sat in the table closest to the water— where we could see nothing, but black sky, and a billion stars. We each ordered a pasta dish and dined on bread— lots of it, but once our meals came out, we wished we had ordered only one meal to share together. Next time, we know. We took our wine to go and took a walk down the beach to find a beachside stage with salsa dancing. Despite both of us loving to dance together, we only sat on the side and watched— I’m not sure who’s to blame, it was probably me, but I like to think we were both intimidated. The last night in Tulum we made a stop at the beautiful Casa Jaguar. Take away the bugs, and you have my second favorite backyard inspiration spot– the food we could leave or take, but the atmosphere was almost perfect. Nights under the stars, a private roof top yoga experience for me, our private bungalow, long lazy days covered in sand, beach, and sun— three days relaxing on the beach was the perfect way for us to end our honeymoon together. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I’d like to go back and stay forever, with my family by my side.


  1. Hi, could you share where you stayed in Tulum. This place looks beautiful.
    Thank you!

  2. HI there! Where did you stay? Looks so lovely! I am booking a trip down this weekend. Thank you!

  3. Please give details of house with outdoor kitchen (4th pic from the top); it is really charming.
    Great pictures!


  4. Please give a few details about the house with the kitchen that is under roof but outdoors, with your husband in the picture–4th picture from the top. Thanks! You can email the info if you prefer.

  5. Where did you get your flowery pants from?? I love them!

    My boyfriend & I are heading down to Tulum in September, your pics are making me wish it was next week 🙂

  6. You captured the essence and the spirit of Conzumel Mexico. By the way I ventrued down to Miami(ohdeardrea inspired)and visited Viscaya museum & garden, feverish and a late lunch in Calle 8, I had a great time and I will be going to the Fruit and Spice Park in the next few weeks, I'm trying to explore Miami as much as i can before I leave beautifull sunny Floria :/

  7. Ahhh!!! This sounds amazing! Roof top yoga?! Wahh!!?? Love all the pics! I'm new(ish) to your blog (how is this possible? where have you been all my life?) and I have been loving catching up with your family's adventures. Thanks so much for sharing, your space is quite lovely! xoxo

  8. "i love your love":) My husband was watching over my shoulder as I looked at these photos and he says "that's you. that's me. that's us!..when are we going there?" It looks amazing:):)

  9. Lovely pictures. The swings on the beach look wonderful. And the photo of you on the balcony is beautiful.

  10. Aaawww your honeymoon is so laid-back and relaxing. Love your photos! 🙂