As the last of the snowbirds fly home, it has become a much quieter city these past weeks. That didn’t stop many hundred residents and visitors alike to join in the festivities of the 9th Annual Altruism Festival held at the CasaMarriot this past Sunday.
What a treat to sample all these wonderful restaurants in support of many of the Bay’s most needy charities. It was great to put so many faces to names and to finally meet many of you. I have to say my absolute favourite was the Grilled Oyster with Bacon Foam from Café des Artistes, but in truth everything tasted wonderful and it was a buffet for the senses. Lucky me! I even won a couple of the raffle prizes! If you haven’t been to this event or you head home too early to enjoy it, please consider attending next year. It’s so well produced, the food is excellent, it’s for a good cause and really the weather isn’t so bad…
That said, it’s like the seasons shifted this week. The heat is beginning to sap some of my energy and the rising humidity is doing things to my hair that no stylist can control. As a matter of fact, I issue you a challenge – short of cutting it all off – how do you contain wildly curly hair in this humidity?
That would be a great column to for this newspaper – beauty tips in the heat. Some other column ideas we are fleshing out include a weekly interview with a local resident. If you have a story to tell about why you love the Puerto Vallarta area and Mexico in general, we would love to hear it. Maybe over 2 for 1 Mojitos and Green Papaya Salad at Joe Jacks Fish Shack? Just a suggestion…
We are also going to bring you a series of articles on great things to do and places to visit to Beat the Heat this summer. First stop – Mascota for some paddling around the lake and star-gazing then up to Guadalajara for 72 hours of shopping, festivities, more shopping and eating.
If you’ve got story ideas, comments on the new path the paper has taken, or just want to invite me out for cocktails – send me an email. Always look forward to meeting new friends.