What I loved most about Tulum was the experience of
the landscape. From the edge of the perfect ocean to the inland Cenotes and ancient
ruins. Then adding to the scope, all of the incredible food and the rush of
Never one to compliment
loosely and coming from a guy who has over 40 stamps in his passport from
working with traveling photographers over the years, Andrew kept on telling me,
Tulum is the best. It’s his favorite place - he had been there at times
for as long as three weeks and over six times last year. Now that he’s been on his
own schedule shooting independently, he wanted to take me to Mexico to see for
myself. Well, if you insist.
Tulum went beyond my expectations, a glimmer
of just how beautiful it is I am hoping shines through in the pictures I took.
Only the first half, I am still sorting through all of the photos between two
film cameras, my digital pocket travel camera and my iPhone. Though I have yet
to wash some of the t-shirts I wore out there– I love the caught smell from the ocean
especially mixed with the Rosas Frescas perfume I picked up from the Coqui Coqui
perfumery. Andrew had brought me back Maderas oil and candles from his previous
trips, so it was fun picking out my own and remembering the trip by these new scents. We didn't stay at Coqui, we stayed at
a wonderful boutique hotel that Andrew’s friend in Tulum at Cocoshoot Production recommended to us. We definitely plan on staying in the same room again. I know there will be a next time.
“I am learning to see. I don’t know why it is, but
everything enters me more deeply and doesn’t stop where it once used to. I have
an interior that I never knew of. Everything passes into it now, I don’t know
what happens there…” – R.M. Rilke quoted in Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter
Was on Tulum time last week,
where the ocean is so blue it feels like it burns through your eyes.
I took so many pictures as I fell in love with the area,
will post my travel diary as soon as the film is developed.
Today was supposed to be our second day out in Tulum, our flight was one of the
thousands that got cancelled last minute during the aftermath of the terrible
hurricane. Losing the flight was a headache to reconcile but really is just the
tiniest of worries seeing how people's lives were completely turned upside down
by the storm. I am incredibly grateful that my family and friends are safe!
were able to reschedule our trip to the end of November, now I'm looking
forward to it more than ever.
So Halloween ended up being super low-key. My little bag was all packed, ready instead for Día
de los Muertos and channeling a costume of Jean Seberg on the beach.
Whenever I pack for warm weather I've found it useless to bring too many
things. I always think W.W.J.D: What Would Jean do (the J is
interchangeable with Jane Birkin).
as Cécile, with her bright yellow bathing suit, oversized chambray men’s shirt
tied at the waist and tortoise sunglasses. All this needs is a coconut with a
Thoughts of bright yellow sunshine to you and hoping all is
sound wherever you are.