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It’s winter somewhere, just not here in Mazatlán

Paul and I had a lovely quiet Christmas. We made ourselves a nice meal and spent the day Skyping and Facetiming with friends and family. It was very nice, just exactly what we felt like this year. We have been having a good time, though. At the top you’ll see a picture from Playa Norte on one of our walks along the malecon, and below you’ll see a typical scene from our table at Puesta del Sol on Stone Island...

Steamroller Printing in Mazatlán

It was a very lucky day for Mazatlán when Glen Rogers decided to make her home here.  That was about ten years ago.  She has been an energetic, driving force in this community who has helped make Mazatlán the art destination it is today.  She created the First Friday Art Walk and has a wonderful gallery, Luna Arte Contemporaneo.  She is a talented painter, monoprint artist, teacher and sculptor and she is always having interesting ideas that bring together artists...

Love and Non-Love in Mazatlán

You all know how much I love it here. I loved it one early evening this week when Paul and I strolled along the malecón, stopping here and there to take pictures. The one at the top is one of those lovely evening moments – a group of friends out boogie boarding at the end of the day. Truly gorgeous. The picture below is another good one. I had been hoping that one day the city would make repairs to...

Just Regular Life in Mazatlán

Life here has finally settled down a bit since the holidays.  I always love the crush of parties and visiting and the festive feeling but I am often ready for life to calm down a few days before it does! Now life is normal for winter – I am just the right amount of busy. I wrote a new column for January’s M! Magazine – on food treats from around México. Last Saturday was the first weekly Organic Market at...

The Diego Rivera Murals at the National Palace in Mexico City

México City is a spectacular place.  I enjoyed a lot of cultural attractions while I was there this time, and a favorite for me were the murals of Diego Rivera in the National Palace. If you visit México City you’ll surely go to the Zócalo, the main square downtown.  On one side is the main cathedral, and on another is the Palacio Nacional. This huge building (pictured below) is more than 600 feet long and one of the large balconies...

Mazatlán sultry summer Sunday

After our big rain last week (NINE inches in just a few hours!) it has cooled off a lot here – today the temperature in my kitchen hasn’t risen over 78 degrees! We don’t expect to see temperatures this cool until November!  We know it’s just a little break, but the whole city is enjoying the cool.  I think it’s probably perfect for surfers, with nice waves and some clouds to shield them from the sun.  The picture above is...

Mazatlán art tease

Paul and I started a tradition not long after we got married. Instead of buying each other gifts for our birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas, we shop together for artworks for the house. We have bought some wonderful things over the years.  I think it’s a great tradition – instead of a closet full of unworn items  we can enjoy our gifts every day of the year. I’ve been thinking about anniversaries since it is the anniversary today of two of...

End of the season…

Here in Mazatlán, the snowbirds have gone North again and those of us who stay all year wonder why they leave so early. The weather is perfect – in the 80’s during the day and 60’s at night.  The beaches are ours again, and the water is pleasant. Beer is 15 pesos, you can buy a mango on a stick or a cup full of cut up watermelon… and along with a good book, what more could you want?x Last...

Mazatlán’s artistic side…

If you are visiting Mazatlán in the winter, you owe it to yourself to spend the first Friday of each month visiting open artist studios in Centro Historico.  First Friday Art Walk is from 4-8 pm, and you can amble from one studio to another using the maps & artist profiles that are available all over town (and on the website link above).  This month the First Friday art walk is actually taking place on the second  Friday, the 11th,...

You can find your inner artist here…

There are a lot of things going on in Mazatlán that you can do or visit if you’re an art lover. During the season (November to May) you can go on the First Friday Art Walk in Centro Historico.  More than 40 artists show their work in a fairly compact area of Mazatlàn’s Old Town.  The Art Walk is from 4 pm to 8 pm, so after you pick up a map and plan your route you can  finish the...

There’s plenty to do around here…

I’ve talked before about how there is always a lot going on in Mazatlán in the wintertime.  Here’s a taste: Last Friday was the First Fridays Art Walk.  (actually the second Friday because of New Years Day) A couple of friends came over and the four of us headed out together.  There had to be several hundred people cruising around Centro clutching maps (see above) and visiting artist studios, galleries, and private homes.  We saw some wonderful art while chatting...

Painting the town …

There are some very talented urban artists here in Mazatlán.  Last week we were walking down Mariano Escobedo and watched several artists working on a ruin.  This was broad daylight and they signed the work, so we believe that the property owner gave his permission.  So without further ado, here are pictures of the new work. There are more Mazatlán urban art pictures here, taken over the last few years. Please like and share this post!20...

New style graffiti

I’ve become really interested in the new style graffiti I’m seeing around town.  Some is freehand, artistic painting and some is done using stencils or even collage.  English words are sometimes used.  Anyway, I’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves. x x x x x x x x x x   Please like and share this post!20...

More on the D.F. trip

I just had to put a picture (above) of the retablo we bought in the Mercado San Juan. To continue, though. Saturday we jumped in their car along with the dogs and headed to Tepotzlán. Adam and Martha have been looking at property there and we wanted to see the town and the property on this trip. John had done a number of posts on the area recently, and with Adam and Martha’s descriptions, we were very intrigued. The drive...