Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1) Deep conditioner for your hair -- melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave and comb it through dry hair. Pull your hair up in a clip and let it sit for an hour. Go ahead and slather a thin layer of oil on your face, too. Take a shower, and shampoo (twice, for good measure) and condition as normal. Much less expensive than commercial conditioner, too. Saturday morning at the coconut spa.
2) Make up remover. It's natural and very moisturizing.
3) In place of oil for making popcorn. That's right...I know this is going to totally blow your mind, but I make popcorn on the stove. The old fashioned way. Microwave popcorn tastes horrible and chemical to me. Try it. You'll never go back.
4) In place of oils when baking. It's supposed to be healthier. Can't hurt.
Please share any uses of coconut oil that you have found!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
|Hair of the Dog Poker Run|
Benefitting Isla Animals www.islaanimals.com
This was a blast! We had to 'run' to different bars and at each one we received a cocktail and a card. Bloody Mary at Jax, Margarita at Sunset Grill, Grapfruit Mojito at Ixchel, Coronita at Avalon and Sangria at Fenix. Yes. We completed the run. Our cards sucked but it was so much fun and we got to hang out with some really fun people.
|Me and Inge|
|The bar at Ixchel - you can see all of the Poker run participants in green shirts. Since we were staying there that night (yes, I get around), we went upstairs for a bathroom/photo op.|
|We were all too tired (sloshed) to walk all the way down the beach to the bridge to Avalon, so we cut through the ocean!|
|Me and Jeff -- he's a blast!|
|The official poker run tshirt.|
|Chilequilas from Tacos Tumbras. Second only to Alexia y Giovanni, but they were closed. No worries.|
|This is the view from Ixchel Penthouse 709 (partly). There was a wedding at Sunset Grill and we had massages on the balcony as the music and festivities drifted upward.|
|I seriously just sat up from where I was lounging on the beach and snapped this. Viola. Perfection.|
|Fantastic costumes at Carnivale Celebration on the Square|
|Tarzan and Me. Yep, we're a 'thing' LOL|
|Coronation of the Carnival King and Queen (Tarzan and me...again) ;)|
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
|Crepes with yogurt, granola and fruit for breakfast. Casa Sirena has the BEST breakfasts!!!|
|Good Morning, Isla!|
|This is Lia, my friend Nelsy's baby. We met up for lunch with Nelsy, her mother Gloria, sister Conchi, also friends Maggie, Ann, Gail and Jackie. We feasted at Qubano.|
|Nelsy is a proud Momma. Little Lia is so cute!!|
|Coco Poo Poos. Yes, I know they look vile, but they are delicious! Coconut rum, ice cold from a martini shaker, topped with chocolate whipahol.|
|"We're taking your wife out to dinner. You got a problem with that?" Said the Viking Princess.|
|Chicken Enchiladas for breakfast at Casa Sirena. Fresh fruit served as first course. Hot coffee and fresh OJ. A wonderful way to start the day!|
|Festive Carnivale decor at Casa Sirena|
|One of Josefina's cats at Casa Luz Spa|
|Cute decor at Casa Luz|
|Pam and Kitty (Artsy shot!!!!)|
|I just ADORE a penthouse view!|