Starting the Sunday off with a brisk walk in the park and we’re lucky to live by one so pretty. The park includes a 3 mile pathway, a creek, dog agility zone, and free range chickens! All of this comes with beautiful views too.
After our walk, we went for breakfast in Barrio Antiguo. The restaurant was small and in a really old building which I loved.
Now that I’m fueled and energized, it’s time for the Sunday routine of food prep, laundry, and sofa time with Sr. Elizondo. Happy Sunday everyone!
It was time to have the besties girl trip and San Diego was the chosen destination. The beach cottage was in La Jolla was casual, cozy, and bright. It also had a back patio perfect for chatting. I would definitely stay here again.
So what happens on a best friends trip when you haven’t seen each other in over a year? A lot of catching up, eating, drinking, and having fun.
What doesn’t happen on a trip like this? Photos. You don’t even bother taking pics for your blog because you’re enjoying the moment too much. I did take a few, mostly of cocktails! San Diego has some great craft cocktails, champagne, and beers.
I did manage to take a few random scenery pics even if one of those sceneries was a bar view.
Btw: The Tijuana Airport has had some major upgrades. It still small, but feels like a real airport now.
Posted at 11:24 am by Browyn, on November 14, 2019
A quote from a Silver Sister/Grombre Instagram and I think it pretty much sums it up for me.
“It is not just grey hair. It is a sagging skin, extra pounds, hot flashes, inability to hold on to my emotions and fear of becoming invisible. I still do it. I am always thinking, if others see me it will be a little easier for them to walk this walk.“
Why have I stopped coloring my hair? Mostly because it’s time to start feeling proud with who I am today, right now.
Here’s my past year going dye free summed up:
The panic and loathing of the first sight of silvers only lasts a couple of months. After that, the urge to do a female comb over to hide the silver no longer happens.
You then get a sense of pride. “Yep, I’m doing this!”. A surge of confidence comes from no longer hiding the gray. It feels really empowering at this point.
It becomes really exciting to see exactly what is happening under all those dye jobs. What kind of Silver Sister will you be….I’m a silver streak in the front gal.
Then you fall back to moments of insecurity as in the above quote, but you keep going. The confidence that comes from owning yourself and who you are gets stronger each time.
When impatience comes, it comes on strong. You’re happy with your silvers and you just want a full head of gray now. And let’s be honest, half a head of gray isn’t the prettiest. This is when you need to power through.
When the impatience comes: Go to instagram and become re-inspired by all the beautiful ladies, young and old on Silver Sisters or Grombre. Read their comments and stories.
When the impatience comes: Think about going back to hours long hair appointments and spending hundreds of dollars.
Different lighting can dramatically change the color and how much silver you see. (See above progression pics)
I’ve read it takes approx 2 years for a full silver bob which seems about right. My natural hair is landing just below my eyes in length at this one year point.
In my opinion: Cutting is better than blending in gray highlights when frustration sets in, but this is definitely for every woman to decide for herself.
Eventually, you need to reassess your makeup. I noticed I’m now at this point, especially in photographs. I’m looking washed out. I’ve realized for me, darkening my eyebrows and lip color does wonders.
Coqui Coqui boutique hotels are simply the epitome of boho chic. There was one in Tulum, but unfortunately it closed. I made it a point to visit Coqui Coqui while in Merida and I knew immediately I had arrived when the wonderful smell of perfumes and candles took hold.
Coqui Coqui Merida includes a hotel, boutique, cafe, and a dining room area you can rent for small parties. I love everything about this place. Look at the courtyard cafe, and boutique below.
I wasn’t able to go into the hotel, but I found these pics below on the internet.
Sadly, it’s our last day in Merida before our plane leaves this evening. It’s also two days after the Day of the Dead and all of the Pan de Muerto is gone. I’ll have to wait until this time next year to have another bite.
We did some shopping, but much of what Merida sells is also available in Playa where my beach condo is. I didn’t buy much. For other visitors, Merida is the home of the guayaberas. If there is one thing a tourist should purchase from Merida, it would be this.
As we were walking around, we unexpectedly landed at La Negrita. La Negrita is a very popular bar/restaurant in the Merida. We sat at the large outdoor space with a bucket of beers and unlimited tapas. The tapas were tasty! When I asked if they were hot, the waiter said “poco”. He returned with french fries and ketchup for me. A very thoughtful gesture, but the fries were no comparison to the other Mexican deliciousness on the table. By the way, 6 beers and unlimited tapas cost Sr. Elizondo and I a whopping $10.
We then walked a couple of blocks to Hermana Republica. It had a more sophisticated vibe and sells only craft beers. We chose the pilsner.
What to do after drinking some beers at a couple of bars? Have some gelato of course. Pola has some yummy and crazy flavors, such as Blue cheese and apple (which wasn’t actually bad).
We were in desperate need of walking which at this point. We went to the Lucas de Galvez market. This is a huge market for the local people and it sells everything. It’s an experience to see. If you are smell sensitive, you might want to pass on the meat warehouse area.
Then a quick visit to the hotel to pick up our luggage and we were off to the airport.