Author: Lisa Bruno

Mexican Textiles – Quality of Work vs Quality of Life

Walk through any Mexican market, or for that fact, many street markets in the USA, and colorful artesian goods that hail from remote parts of Mexico can generally be found. Typically, embroidered textiles find their way into bags, shirts, skirts, shawls, wraps and even carpets and felt toys.    Street markets have the reputation of … Continued

6 Sexy Ideas for Valentines Day

6 Sexy Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Mexico

The Pacific Coast of Mexico offers limitless virgin sandy beaches, unforgettable sunsets, and private places just waiting to transport you into romance mood. Whether dining al fresco with a lobster and champagne picnic under the stars or being seduced by the strains of a mariachi serenade in a historic building – the options for expressing … Continued

Punta Mita Jogging / Walking Trail

Punta Mita Jogging / Walking Path

Commune with Nature Along the Punta Mita Jogging / Walking Trail Growing up in England in the 1980’s, I used to take off for an evening jog after school, tightly swathed in plastic dry cleaning bags (this was a quick weight loss fad that appealed to my teenage vanity) underneath shimmering lycra leggings, fluffy ankle … Continued

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving…

Help Support our Punta Mita Fundraising Initiatives In 2007, the Fundacion de Punta de Mita was officially established by DINE, the developer of the impressive Punta Mita development (often referred to as “inside the gates”). The idea was to start a non-profit organization which would give back to the local communities surrounding Punta de Mita … Continued

Punta Mita 2016/17 Festive Calendar of Fun!

With 77 degrees, beautiful clear skies, gentle winds blowing and small waves lapping ashore… you have certainly found the perfect place to celebrate your family Christmas or ring in the New Year. There is a lot going on in Punta Mita. Here we have outlined the best of the best so you can plan ahead and make reservations where needed. … Continued

Prepare to be Happy… The PuntaTini

This is a drink I first came up with 16 years ago when I first moved to Punta Mita. I had PuntaTini parties and everybody had “a lot of fun”. The brand of vodka can be any as the pineapple flavour overthrows any specific undertones. Lisa’s PuntaTini Ingredients 1 whole pineapple 1 bottle of vodka (maybe more!) 1 litre of … Continued

How Much Should I Tip - Tipping Advice

How Much Should I Tip? | Tipping Advice

Saludos! One Frequently Asked Question I get is “How much should I tip and who should I tip?“ This is a question I am constantly asking wherever I travel. There is nothing like saying a big “Thank you” to the smiling, cheery person who cooked you a beautiful breakfast every day, or the staff member … Continued

What to Wear in Punta Mita | Packing Advice

Saludos! We are often asked by our guests what they should pack for their vacation to Punta Mita. And how hot does it get? The first thing we say is – “Wear sunscreen!” The temperatures are actually very moderate where we live, ranging from the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s from November to April. … Continued

Saving the Sea Turtles

Saving the Sea Turtles

Saludos! September is the month of Mexican Independence, an event which is celebrated widely and boisterously throughout the country. On Mexican beaches along the Pacific Coast, however, there is another kind of independence ritual going on from June until January – the independence or “liberation” of thousands of baby sea turtles. Our beaches are prime … Continued

The Huichol of Jalisco and Nayarit

I find the ancient Huichol people to be most fascinating. I have marveled at their incredible handiwork for many years, trying to understand how spirit forms are represented by what they create. I have traveled extensively and have always been drawn to explore the history and native peoples of the countries I visit. We all … Continued

Call our Concierge for Surf Lessons in Punta Mita

Let’s go surfin’ now

Super chic images of 1960’s California dudes and babes came to mind when I first thought about taking surf lessons in Punta Mita. I had lived here for several years but couldn’t tear myself away from the golf course long enough to indulge in other sports. Yes, I loved the ocean and swam daily but … Continued

Girls on Horseback at Vista Paraiso Ranch

Visit Vista Paraiso Ranch for an Unforgettable Outdoor Adventure

Vista Paraiso Ranch is a lovely, authentic ranch nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. Open daily, this 500-hectare ranch boasts miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and ATV adventures. Here, you sense the peace, tranquility and calmness of the natural surroundings. This is a wonderful venue to spend a few hours or … Continued

Andrew Ormsby catering services in Punta Mita

Ormsby Catering: First-Class Food for Fabulous Festivities

The world is a very small place, indeed… Some 16 years ago in Dallas, where I used to reside, I was introduced to a new chef who was making quite a name for himself. It was in a super-funky restaurant in a cool, then off-the-beaten-track part of town called Deep Ellum. The restaurant was named … Continued

Adventures in Golf

In his last newsletter Miguel alluded to the fact that he had a new passion…golf. He also has several other passions, the sports amongst them being fast-paced, strenuous and energy consuming. Golf is none of these. It has taken me several years to convince Miguel that he is extremely privileged to be a member of … Continued