Monday, October 31, 2011
TODAY IS HALLOWEEN!!!
One of my favorite holidays.
I have adopted this Holiday
because its fun and I adore costumes.
BUT I´M MEXICAN AND AS MUCH AS I LOVE TO ADOPT CUSTOMS
FROM OTHER COUNTRIES;
I EMBRACE MY CULTURE, AND AT HOME WE ALSO
CELEBRATE THE DAY OF THE DEAD.
Halloween and Day of the Dead have somethings in common:
celebrating souls that are not living with us anymore.
In Halloween people dress up as ghouls, ghosts,
mummies and skeletons,
so spirits can confuse them and will not do them
any harm on the 31st.
And November 1st and 2nd Day of the Dead
we celebrate the Dead by
visiting their graves with their favorite food,
or making altars with
drinks, food, some of their favorite
things that our beloved ones
enjoyed while they where alive.
We decorate with candles, photos and flowers.
The Day of the Dead is also celebrated in some
Latin American countries.
For example, it is a public holiday in Brazil,
when people visit churches
and cemeteries. This holiday is also observed in the
Philippines. In the United States,
The Day of the Dead is also observed as a holiday among
Mexican-American communities. So, while majority of
America celebrates Halloween on October 31st night,
the Hispanic population considers The Day of the Dead as a special
event honoring the dead. In Mexico it is a
El día de Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a time of
remembering and rejoicing.
Families prepare an altar
decorated with flowers, bread, fruits and candy.
Pictures of deceased family members are kept on that altar.
In late afternoon, candles are lit, as to remember the departed souls.
Just as in the United States, there are Halloween special recipes and treats,
Day of the Dead is also celebrated with unique and weird recipes like
chocolate skulls, marzipan coffins, white chocolate skeletons,
milk chocolate bones.
There are skeleton figurines, skeletal brides, evil dolls,
spirit and ghost figures, are quite popular
gift and home décor items.
November 1st and 2nd can be a wonderful
time to visit Mexico,
as you will get to see a celebration full of flowers
People parade through the streets dressed as
ghosts and candles are meant to burn all night.
We have culture which believes in a vibrant afterlife
and remembers the departed ones with joy!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Well I love pompons and we know
that there are a lot of DIY
on the web for paper and cloth pompons,
but I decided to POST about one
involving plastic bags we keep from
the super market,
or our shopping and this
is a GREAT DIY recycling project for your
Why because you can re-use
and its great for out door weddings.
FIRST CHOOSE YOUR PLASTIC BAG
I CHOOSE PINK SINCE ITS OCTOBER
AND ITS THE THINK PINK MONTH
SECOND CAREFULLY CUT ALONG STRAIGHT RECTANGLES
TIE THEM TOGETHER IN THE MIDDLE
START PULLING BOTH SIDES OF THE PIECES OF
PLASTIC TO MAKE THE POMPON SHAPE
HANG IT AND ENJOY
Saturday, October 29, 2011
for these great images he took on
the wedding of Pily & Andres
from Mexico City during their
wedding at our Riviera Maya
I just wanted to share with you
this personal photos that
were taken while I'm doing
my JOB (which BTW I LOVE)
Friday, October 28, 2011
... AS PEOPLE SAY CALM FINDS ITS WAY
AFTER TROPICAL STORM RINA
WE ARE BACK ON TRACK
SIGN IS BACK UP AND VENUE READY
Thursday, October 27, 2011
WE HAVE TO TAKE SAFETY MEASURES TO
ENSURE THE LEAST OF DAMAGES TO OUR VENUE.
THIS IS HOW WE GET READY TO RECEIVE
WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE LAST
HURRICANE OF THIS 2011 SEASON.
we are removing beach gates
last but not least the lights around the coconut trees
we have more than 15 palm trees with this kind of lights
here we are taking sign down
taking good care of it
Yes the sign is safe
but will be up there again
SO WE HOPE HURRICANE RINA
COMES BY JUST A A TROPICAL STORM OR
CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE
In any case we are now more than ready!!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
DETAILS IN WHITE
with a slight touch or turquoise blue.
Ceremony by the beach
lovely center pieces
As you may all know, the word classy means very stylish and elegant.
And this just exactly how the wedding of
ALICIA (Mexico) & MAX (France) turned out to be.
On the morning of October the 22nd 2011,
The Team Of UTOPIK Event Planning
arrived to our Riviera Maya VENUE
to start building their magic.
This is the last wedding of the year
2011 for these amazing pair of talented
Tania & Ale waved their magic wands
and let the sun shine and the rain go away.
Until the morning prior to wedding we were
To our surprise we had a very COLD
night but the party kept going until
4am when the last bus arrived and
everybody left happy to their hotels.
The menu was amazing
provided by Chef FEDERICO LOPEZ
All well orchestrated by Angie from Gourmands & Gourmets
Entrees for this 4 course dinner
included this delicious Fish & Shrimp salad
rolled on a Jicama leaf
Mariachi played during the sunset for the
cocktail party on the beach.
DJ Yoda played his part making people
dance even with the cold weather
(believe me it was very cold)
The highlights of the decoration
provided a very authentic mexican
wedding atmosphere where guests
from France, Mexico and USA
lived a true