Posted on May 5, 2012
Last year I had the good fortune to celebrate the Battle of Puebla, or Cinco de Mayo, in the beautiful city of Puebla itself. In the heart of central Mexico, the already colorful town came alive with a parade of vibrant floats, vivid costumes and festive music. People were gathered as far as they eye could see, everyone in good cheer, enjoying life in the sunshine.
Nicknamed the City of Angels, this colonial town is full of gorgeous architecture and what seemed to be a church on every block. This makes a beautiful backdrop for enjoying excellent food, a rich local art scene, and time spent with friends and other friendly locals.
I’m missing Puebla today, spending this Cinco de Mayo back at home, but dreaming of a return visit to the City of Angels.
Posted on March 23, 2012
Making up a friendly and creative community, the locals of Santa Fe seem to be a happy bunch. Maybe it’s the beautiful mountain views, maybe the awesome tamales, maybe living the artsy life. Whatever their secret is, I believe part of it has to do with all the vibrant colors that are woven throughout the city.
From the plaza shops to the art galleries to the farmers market, Santa Fe is full of color and personality. Visiting places like this always puts a smile on my face and makes me wonder why someone wouldn’t paint their front door turquoise…?