At LAX by sunrise, in Cancun by sunset.
The Ritz Carlton was gorgeous (duh!) though I did find the mix of French and Mexican a bit odd. Like Versailles plopped onto a Mayan ruin.
But our VIEW, my pretties, our view was exactly what I had hoped it'd be. Nothing like that breathtaking turquoise color. Plus my mom's never been to the gulf side of Mexico. Happy 60th birthday to her.
Wasted no time in getting our fruity drinks and splashing on ;)
Anytime I get my mom anywhere near water I am ecstatic. You see although I am a water baby she is agua-phobic. Mostly because she doesn't know how to swim. In one of the most ironic twists of our story, she taught me how to swim when I was little. Cosas de la vida.
One thing we can both appreciate: a fine birthday dinner on the Mexican Riviera.
Tasty fish tacos for me
A superb sea bass with asparagus for her
Ended the night with a little surprise for the adorable birthday mami.
Wonderful start to our last minute getaway. This is going to be fun...
Forever 21 dress and jacket
Fashion District necklace and flip flops
Very odd packing for a tropical destination in November. But I could definitely get used to it.
Opted for a little white and black number for the plane. Comfortable, easy and cool.
Added the newish lightweight military jacket to combat the airplane draftiness. Plus I figured it will be the perfect rain jacket for tropical showers and wind.
The red coral necklace offered a nice bit of pop.
But my favorite accessory today: the face masks my mom insisted we wear on the plane. After all, we were traveling to the country where the swine flu pandemic started. Loved how our masked mugs freaked everyone in the airport the F OUT! Perfect repellent for chatty neighbors. In fact, I overheard the guy next to me talking on the phone and saying he was sitting next to "two Korean ladies with those scary face masks on." HAHAHAHAH!