My favorite wardrobe staple and travel essential for summer are white shorts + print top. Outfits for our next trip in September which will be to Punta Mita Mexico for a wedding.
In June 2014, we visited Mexico City for the first time and could not get a reservation to Enrique Olvera's Pujol, which is on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. We heard from several friends (strangely all lawyers based in the States) and locals that the food was innovative and different. Instead, we ate at Martha Ortiz's elegant Dulce Patria, also located at the posh Polanco district, where we dined on creative dishes which included seasonal insects. The experience left us fascinated with upscale Mexican cuisine. Although we eat a lot of Mexican food in San Diego (the Americanized versions, street tacos and mariscos trucks, authentic home made dishes), Mexican fine dining is new to us.
This year, we visited Mexico City for my Birthday again (we love the city) and booked dinner at Pujol over a month in advance on Open Table. Voila we had our seat.
When I heard that Baja Med pioneer Chef Javier Plascencia was opening a restaurant in Little Italy, I was intrigued by the menu and excited because it is just a few minutes walk from my place. We had very good meals at the Plascencia Group owned Caesar's and Erizo Cebicheria in Tijuana and Romesco in Bonita (their bone marrow sope is a bite of nirvana).
When a friend booked us a table for our girl's night out dinner, I was thrilled.
Upon entering, I felt like I was in the Polanco, the upscale cosmopolitan neighborhood in Mexico City where we visited last June. The decor is rustic understated casual refined, the upscale dishes are modern and creative, the clientele look polished and the place has a relaxed laid back vibe despite the fact that it was very busy.
I fly to Manila yearly to visit my mom. We were there last April, flew to Vietnam for 10 days then back to Manila to finish errands. We were not planning to go to the beach but squeezed in a last minute trip to Bohol since a trip to the Philippines would not be complete without a beach trip. We booked a flight from Manila to Tagbilaran (less than 1 1/2 hour flight) and stayed a night at the Amarela Resort on Panglao Island. It was our first time there and it was incredible.