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Archive for September, 2013

The Beauty of the Desert: Los Cabos Love

Los Cabos Love

I never would have imagined that a desert could be breathtakingly beautiful!

When my husband Wayne and I met in 1984, my idea if a dream vacation included lots of palm trees and tropical foliage and an ocean, like in Hawaii.

Wayne had been traveling to the Palm Springs area for many years as his grandparents would spend the winter there.

I fell in love with the beauty of the desert on my first trip! I had been worried about liking it as thought it would be dry, barren and ugly.

Deserts are unique bio systems filled with life! The sunlight in a desert area seems brighter and more luminous.

I love traveling back to the Baja and feel so blessed to have a little home/condo in the Los Cabos Corridor that is our sanctuary! I have named it Casita Topaz due to the gorgeous peachy topaz colour of the sand and surrounding rocks.

We hope you fall in love with the Baja too and we would love to share our casita with you as a Los Cabo Corridor beachfront vacation rental if you are ever interested.

Have a wonderful day my friends.



casita topaz ~ a tranquil desert jewel


Los Cabos on The Baja and Flora Farms

Flora Farms – One of the Faves

Many of my aunts, uncles and cousins lived on farms during my youth and I spent many happy times playing in the hay lofts, ponds, with the pets and helping in the gardens.

When we are at our comfy oceanfront casita Topaz at Casa del Mar in the Los Cabos Corridor or if guests are renting it, I always mention a trip to Flora Farms in Las Animas for drinks or a delicious meal.

Flora Farm is a working organic farm and is truly a delight to all the senses! You can purchase fresh produce and preserves, wander through the art gallery and/or book a tour of the farm and ‘culinary cottages’.

The resident dogs provide a very friendly touch!

Be sure to add Flora Farms to your list of ‘to dos’ for your next trip to Los Cabos!



Hollyhocks at Flora Farm


Los Cabos Fun in the Sun

Casa del Mar and Other Great Los Cabos Resorts

We have been vacationing to the Los Cabos area since 1990! Like today, the Pacific Northwest is well known for cool, gloomy rainy days and both my husband and I ‘got hooked’ on a sunny holiday to warm southern climates mid winter.

We picked the Los Cabos area initially as it was the closest hot and sunny destination from British Columbia. In those days we were traveling with very young children and flight length, sun and cost were the key factors!

We fell in love with the Baja and San Jose del Cabo on our first trip and have stayed at many resorts and condos over the years. We love the people of Mexico, the charm and the traditional Mexican architecture.

We have visited most of the areas in the southern third of the Baja and were really challenged when we finally decided to buy our own condo as there are many gorgeous locations and Resorts. Our criteria included: beachfront, tennis, swimming, golf, quietness, physical beauty, yoga if possible, a feeling of a peaceful oasis in the desert yet close enough to a larger center for groceries, shopping, restaurants and an airport!

We found our ‘desert jewel’ and are so excited to let you know that ‘Casita Topaz’ aka Pelicanos 202, Casa del Mar in the luxurious Los Cabos Corridor is available as a Los Cabos vacation rental!

‘Topaz’ is a one bedroom ocean view condo that sleeps four and is located in the prestigious Casa del Mar Resort, part of the Cabo Real development in the corridor between trendy touristy Cabo San Lucas to the south and quaint, quiet San Jose del Cabo to the North.

Let me know if you are interested in more information by calling us (Zoey 604-323-3700 or Wayne 604-649-7780) or messaging me through this blog.

Here is a ‘vintage’ family photo from Lis Cabos, we have so much fun!




Casita Topaz: Los Cabos Corridor Beach Vacation Rental

The calendar is starting to fill for our delightful one bedroom Los Cabos condo vacation rental in the luxurious Los Cabos Corridor. Enjoy yoga on the beach, golf, tennis, long walks, pools and sun! A full service spa is steps away as part of the 5 star boutique hotel in the resort!

Mi Casa es Su Casa! Enjoy some photos ….



Loving Fall and the Tomato Festival at Earthwise Garden in Tsawwassen

Earthwise Garden Tomato Festival

Oh my, did I ever have a wonderful morning browsing around the Tomato Festival at Earthwise Gardens in Tsawwassen.

Here is part of my bounty ….


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