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la zona romantica

  • road vogue
andrew and ibiza travel south of the border to celebrate the holidays with their families. from puerto vallarta to sayulita, mexico they soak up the sun and good vibes. 


ibiza at puesta del sol, where we stayed in puerto vallarta

destination: puerto vallarta and sayulita, mexico

purpose of journey: christmas and new year's with our families 

never travel without andrew: a swimsuit (birdwell beach britches) ibiza: my nano titanium by babyliss pro travel blowdryer. it's super compact so it saves space in my luggage for cute outfits ;)

favorite outfit you packed ibiza: i was really excited about spending nye in puerto vallarta. everyone there has fun with their outfit and looks really fantastic. i wore a red slip dress by alexander wang, a sheer white "duster" coat by blk dnm, shoes by robert clergerie and bag by alexander wang. andrew: sailor striped pocket t-shirt by j.crew and off-white chinos by saturdays.

how many pairs of shoes andrew: 2, black vans authentics for everyday, and a pair of black barney's bluchers for nye. ibiza: 5. white sneakers by sandro, flats by robert clergerie, gray suede heels by jill sander, sandals by alexander wang, and patent leather mary-jane's by saint laurent.

what were yall listening to: el taxi by pitbull and mariachi.

favorite meal ibiza: my aunt pilar hosted our christmas eve dinner. she made two different kinds of bacalao - one with a tomato sauce and another with mole. andrew: marlin ceviche on fresh corn tostadas.

highlight of the trip: celebrating new year's eve with our families on the beach. at midnight the entire bay shot fireworks and everyone on the beach lit paper lanterns and ate grapes while making their 12 wishes.


our balcony overlooking the marina, puerto vallarta 

ew sitting on “la rotonda del mar” (alejandro colunga, 1996), on the malecón 
(the boardwalk in downtown puerto vallarta)

the shoreline at playa maraika, a secluded beach south of puerto vallarta, accessed by panga boats which deploy from boca de tomatlan. one of these boats can be seen in the upper right hand corner of this photo motoring back to boca

exploring playa maraika

cart on the malecon, 
puerto vallarta 

"triton and mermaid" (carlos espino, 1990) silhouetted on the malecón

chilling out with a highly stylized vw bug in downtown puerto vallarta

surfboards ibiza's family borrowed for us to use at playa patzcuales, a secluded surfing beach north of punta de mita

still life with shells, sea glass, pesos, and bubu lubu, a popular mexican candy

checking out the outdoor shower in our cozy jungle rental in sayulita. a vacation within a vacation!

surfboards at quiverito, a wonderful surf shop with rental boards for traveling surfers

vintage triumph sports car,  puesta del sol

ibiza's christmas look: rag & bone dress, saint laurent shoes, margiela bag

new years look: alexander wang dress, blk dnm duster, robert clergerie shoes, alexander wang bag 

las velas, a beachside resort, on new year's eve

new years eve dinner at 
las velas

dance party, las velas

traditional mariachi band performing on new year's eve between dj sets

 church of our lady of guadalupe

ibiza along the rio cuale in la zona romantica

staircase across the rio cuale in la zona romantica

"caballito de mar" (little seahorse) by rafael zamarripa, 1976 -- the symbol of puerto vallarta!

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