January 16, 2013

Playa Del Carmen.

Hola amigos! As I mentioned earlier, I went on a trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with Emery's family to celebrate his parents' 30th anniversary! I just got back a few days ago and I'm already missing the tropical palms and balmy evenings. We seriously had the greatest time together! It can be so tricky trying to arrange a get-together for the eight of us with every body's different schedules and commitments so it was really amazing to be able to spend a full uninterrupted week together as a family.
We stayed at the most beautiful resort on the beach and spent our days playing in the waves, reading books by the pool, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and of course eating. (We definitely did a lot of eating, haha. I mean, the food was just too good to only take one trip to the buffet!)
On our last evening we all went down to the beach for a private beach barbecue dinner to officially celebrate their 30t anniversary. We ate fresh lobster and shrimp, drank champagne and shared some of our favorite moments from the week while the waves crashed onto the shore behind us. It was so magical getting to spend that time together as a family in such a beautiful environment! This trip is something that I will always remember and cherish.

Here are a few photos that I snapped throughout the week:
If you know Emery, you know that he freaks out at the sight of pretty much any wild animal, so this photo captures his personality to a T. Haha!
Short-shorts and cropped tops. All day, everyday.
We did some shopping and checked out some restaurants in downtown Playa Del Carmen. I really enjoyed scoping out that town because there was so much to see and there were tons of amazing restaurants to chose from! We ended up eating at a really incredible place that was located on top of a collapsed cenote which is like an underground river. It felt like we were inside of a cave that was packed full of tropical plants and lots of candles and tiki torches! It's sort of hard to explain and my pictures don't do it justice, but take my word for it when I saw it was seriously soo beautiful.
I definitely already miss this now that I'm home and back to reality...
Oh, did I mention that our city was hit with a huge blizzard the day we arrived back home? And right now it is currently -35 degrees Celsius? Oh, Winnipeg... you sure know how to welcome a gal back with open arms. ;)
XO, Stef

20 comments:

  1. HEllo, I'm from Mexico, and of course I love Playa del Carmen ;)

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  2. That's cool that we both visited the same place. Isn't the shopping great on 5th ave? I'd love to stay in one of the hotels on that strip if Todd and I could ever get away for a week just the two of us. I've also heard there's some beautiful places to stay around Tulum. Mexico is amazing.

    Very nice that you could all go together. Traveling with family is a unique experience ;-)

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    1. That's so amazing! Yeah 5th ave is pretty incredible, I loved your post on shopping there! I wish I could have stayed longer! I too have heard great things about Tulum, unfortunately we didn't make it out there thoough. Boo! Maybe next time? ;)

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  3. This looks like so much fun! Your polka dot skirt is so cute! and Emery's face is priceless in that picture!

    evon
    http://www.evon-von.com

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  4. Wow! That looks amazing! What a fun getaway, I'm dying for something like that right now.

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  5. Something similar happened to my husband and I. We went to sunny, warm Dominican Republic in Jan. The day we returned home, it was raining and 37 degrees! Talk about rude awakenings! Looks like a fun trip though. Becca :)

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  6. lovely photos, Did you stayed at Hotel Riu? because i went to Playa el Carmen last year, is wonderful place. Have a great day

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    1. thanks doll! no we didn't, we actually stayed in a place called catalonia yucatan.

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    1. they are actually an old pair of high waisted jeans from urban outfitters that i just cut into shorts!

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  8. Your vacation looks like heaven! So lucky :)

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  9. I love Playa Del Carmen! I spent a week in Cozumel a few years ago. SO HOT down there!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  10. i am so so jeal of this trip! i am so sick of winnipeg weather. one friend in hawaii, one, 2 in mexico. ay caramba!

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  11. It looks wonderful. I have one question how hard is it to get back to this cold climate?


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  12. Mexico looks wonderful! Living in Australia means it is verrrry far away. I have been to Fiji Islands though which was lovely, I definitely recommend it! Hope you stay safe and have fun!

    - Kate :)
    www.peachesandpennies.com

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  13. Your trip sounds and looks amazing! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  15. These are lovely pictures! I´m glad you had a nice time! :D

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  16. Hi!
    Always is a perfect time to have fantastic holidays at Playa del Carmen. I'm looking forward to going to Playa del Carmen because I think it's wonderful. We can see it for your pictures, thanks a lot!!

    Hoteles en Playa del Carmen

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  17. I envy how much you girls travel! And every place you gals visit always gets added to my list of places to go someday! They all just look so beautiful!

    xoxo
    Sara (tinysugarbee.blogspot.com)

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