While in Los Cabos, in addition to deciding to get a professional photo shoot done, we also purchased a sunset booze cruise excursion. It was a great excuse to get out of San Jose de Cabo (where our hotel was) and go into the main tourist area of Los Cabos. Our cruise was on the Cabo Escape. While we waited to board the ship, the crew did a great dance number for us! Once on the ship, Ariel and I picked a prime table and staked our claim. We weren't alone for long, we soon made friends with a group of guys who were all friends and from both NYC and LA, as well as a nice couple from California who all joined us at our table. From there the ship's crew served what seemed to be a never-ending stream of margaritas. And later the nice couple from California started buying our table tequila shots. Lots and lots of shots. I actually lost count. I think I had around 5 shots and at least 3-4 margaritas on the ship alone. I swear I'm really not a lush, I just handle tequila really well. See the guy in the photo below on the bottom left? He was one of the guys from LA at our table. We later after our Cabo trip learned that this is the same guy. Seriously. We had no clue at the time, he was actually very nice and didn't mention a thing about his famous girlfriend. Neither did his friends. Once the drinks started pouring and we were served our taco buffet, the cruise set off and we got to see some gorgeous Los Cabos sights! Lucky for us, even though it was overcast when we boarded the ship by the time we got out to sea it had burned off, and we were treated to a beautiful sunset. We also got to see some seals. This little sad guy cracked me up. Towards the end of the cruise, we even saw a whale! Below is the best shot I managed to get of him. He was magnificent. Swam right alongside the boat dancing along the water. After the cruise came back into port, Ariel and I said our goodbyes to our new friends and decided to check out some of the other nightlife in Cabo. We wound up at Cabo Wabo where we spent the last few cocktails of the evening. Yes, there were more, we were on vacation after all! Cabo Wabo had a great band that evening. After we had finally had our fill of sunsets, good music and margaritas, we headed back to our hotel with the intention of watching the Oscars. We didn't make it past the red carpet before we both fell asleep. But at least we had a memorable time!
Sam the photographer, I think at that point in the evening we had already had way too much tequila. We scheduled our photo shoot for the very last day of our vacation to ensure we were bronzed enough. No point in getting glamour shots in Mexico unless your tan to boot. The shoot itself was a LOT of fun. It was kind of weird and awkward at times in a "this reminds me a little too much of my wedding photo shoot" but we ran with it and got a lot of fantastic images. My favorite part was when Ariel got photo-bombed by a Cabo local walking his adorable dog on the beach. Best part is before this shoot, we didn't have any photos of the two of us on the trip together. They were all of us separately. So now we have some really great quality shots of us and the beach we enjoyed on this memorable girls weekend. I think I may make a habit of getting a professional photography shoot every vacation I go on now. Have you ever gotten a vacation photo shoot? By the way, if you are ever in Los Cabos I highly recommend contacting Sam the Picture Guy. PHOTOS // by Samir Benyettou, the Picture Guy.
I'm finally back after a great, relaxing long weekend in Cabo. Here's some of my favorite moments from my trip, courtesy of Instagram. ABOVE // Me and my new boyfriend Mickey mouse. I swear I can't even make that up // CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT // My flight out was WAY too early! // My travel outfit. Stripes and skulls. // The view from our room at the resort // I lucked out with an entire row to myself on the flight out there. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT // Mexican dinner show on our first night // Cabo isn't humid, so my hair behaved beautifully // We HAD to check out Cabo Wabo! // My breakfast just about every morning. Veggie Omelet minus the egg, fresh fruit topped with shredded coconut and walnuts, hash brown potatoes, and refried beans // CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT // Our view during our Crossfit workout on the beach // Mega! Mexico's version of Walmart (and way too cool not to check out) // A beautiful marsh we discovered on one of our beach walks at the top of a huge sand dune // HOLA! The Hola Grand Faro resort, where we stayed // Are you on Instagram? You can follow me here.
After being so crazy burnt out from work the last few months, I'm super excited to be headed to Cabo San Lucas with a gal pal for a nice long weekend this week. I can really use a full weekend of relaxing, lots of reading, and of course skinny margaritas!
Here's some of the stuff I'll be packing to take with me. Besides a fully loaded Kindle, I usually like to travel with only a carry on so all my clothes need to do double duty. One of my favorite tips for a beach destination is to take a button down blouse with me to wear both as a cover up, as well as with jeans our to dinner.
What do you always take on a beach vacation?MELISSA ODABASH Panama Hat // Aviators// Leopard Blouse // RIVER ISLAND Mesh Insert Tunic Dress // TARGET MOSSIMO Black Bandeau top and Bikini Bottoms // TARGET MOSSIMO Zebra Bandeau top and Bikini Bottoms // DV by DOLCE VITA Archer Sandal // MANGO Denim Shorts // BAGGU Neon Backpack // AMAZON Kindle