2011 January 20
Our very own Dora the Explorer-esque Rebecca Minkoff recently headed to Mexico for a little R&R, and she's making us long for margaritas and sun.
"If you’ve been keeping up with my column, you know that I have a chronic addiction to the sun that leads to great voyages spanning both land and ocean in search of sand heated by warm rays. Rancho Pescadero at the tip of the Baja Peninsula was the backdrop for this sleepy senorita’s winter siesta. Bike, boat, or ride a burro around this natural paradise – yes, I did all three. This trip was all about total mind detox: no email, no phone. On my schedule? Breakfast in bed, beachside yoga, couples massages, pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain (and don’t ask me what I did in the dunes of the cape…).
Let’s talk about something only Mexico does absolutely and perfectly right: margaritas. Tequila, triple sec, and a lime I literally picked off the tree myself to squeeze into my drink. No salt on the rim, though, I swallowed enough salt water in the ocean. With over two miles of pristine beach, the Sierra Laguna Mountains, and world-famous surfing all within walking distance of our cabana, naturally we spent our time sidled up to the beachside bar…Just kidding!
We ventured to Todos Santos to soak in some of the local culture and see the sites. While lacking the design inspiration I was hoping to find, we did enroll in a tequila making class where we learned the 'correct' way to take a shot of tequila (or ten). If strolling the amazing art galleries helped you work up an appetite, head to La Paz – recently named Guinness World Record home to the World's Largest Burrito. Chimichangas, fish tacos, churros, oh my! Mexico, I love you but you make the winter feel that much longer and that much colder…"