san jose del cabo, claire bahn

San Jose del Cabo, The Top 5 Places to Visit

I love going to Los Cabos.  If you’re not familiar with the area, Los Cabos is made up of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the area in between is called the “Tourist Corridor,” see the map below for details.  I did a blog that was more focused on Cabo San Lucas last year, so this time I wanted to do a blog that focused more on San Jose del Cabo.  This was our first time staying in San Jose del Cabo and we decided to checkout all of the current hot spots.  We checked out several places, but these are the 5 places and events that made the list.
 
 

Top 5 Places to Visit in San Jose del Cabo

 

Flora Farms

Flora Farms is an oasis just outside of San Jose del Cabo, literally off the beaten path.  We took a taxi from our hotel in San Jose del Cabo and I joked with my husband that is was “probably located on a dirt road”, well 5 seconds later we turned onto a dirt road.  I had no idea what to expect, but as soon as we pulled into the compound I was amazed.   The grounds of Flora Farms are beautifully manicured, they have several shops, including a James Perse store, a spa and a wine bar/ coffee shop just to name a few. 

They have a full working organic farm, culinary classes, a bar and restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They grow all of their produce on site, so everything is extremely fresh.   We had dinner at the restaurant our first night in Cabo, then took I took a tamale making class later in the week.  The class was so much fun, the staff was so sweet and knowledgeable.… Read Full Post

Hair Care Favorites

My Current Hair Care Favorites

Today I’m sharing my current hair care favorites, the products that I use daily/weekly.  These are the ones I keep buying again and again.  Here are my current go-tos:

Hair Care Favorites- Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatments

Davines Minu Shampoo– This is a moisturizing shampoo, but it won’t weight down your hair or leave residue.

Matrix Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Conditioner– I use this conditioner daily, it very moisturizing so I only add it to the ends of my hair.

Aveda Clove Conditioner– I use this color depositing conditioner on my hair every few days.  I find that this conditioner isn’t very moisturizing so I use at the same time to the Matrix Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Conditioner.  

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo– I don’t use dry shampoo very often because I like to wash my hair everyday.  On the days that I don’t wash my hair, this is great.  My hair can get quite oily so this soaks up the oil without leaving a white cast or residue behind and it smells great.

Matrix Wonders Indian Amla Oil–  I love to use this in the shower while I condition my hair.  It just an extra bit of moisture to my hair when I need it.… Read Full Post

Eveleigh Lemonade, Tequila Lemonade

Tequila Lemonade aka the Eveleigh Lemonade

I love cocktails with tequila, but I have to admit sometimes I get tired of just having margaritas or a tequila and soda.  I have been in search of a new tequila drink.  Then I remembered a drink called the “Eveleigh Lemonade”, which is basically a margarita with lemon and honey instead of lime and agave nectar.
Eveleigh Lemonade, Tequila Lemonade
I first was introduced to this cocktail at it’s namesake restaurant The Eveleigh in West Hollywood, CA in 2012.  I’ve been in search of the recipe for this drink ever since and I finally found it on the Imbibe Magazine site.  What makes this drink interesting and different is the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and the use of the aperitif Cocchi Americano.    So, what exactly is Cocchi Americano?   Well, according to Wikipedia:
“Cocchi Americano is a quinine-laced aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy. Cocchi Americano is a variety of Americano. The wine was developed by Giulio Cocchi, and production began in 1891.”
Check out my video below to see exactly how I make the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and this wonderfully delicious tequila cocktail:

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rent the runway

Rent the Runway…You Want More Options

If you’ve seen my Instagram and my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile, you know that I like to get stuff from Rent the Runway. I know that for some of you renting clothing does not sound appealing. If you have any questions about that you can always take a look at my blog and video about Rent the Runway Unlimited. I’ve had requests to not only link to the Rent the Runway item, but also to the items to purchase if it’s available and to also link to an item that is more affordable if the item is expensive.You asked for it and I delivered…I updated the links to my last few Instagram outfit posts to give you more options, the links include the rental option if available, purchase option and lower-cost option.   Just click the photos below to check out all the options I’ve found for you…many under $50 too.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Monterey Tides Hotel

Monterey Tides Hotel Review, Monterey Area Hotel

I recently spent two days at the Monterey Tides Hotel in Monterey, California.  As some of you might know, I grew up in San Jose, California so my family would often drive south to Santa Cruz and Monterey for day trips.  I always remember passing by this hotel on the way to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a kid.  It was a Best Western then and now it is a more upscale Joie de Vivre Group owned hotel.    I fell in love with it’s beachfront location and thought that it would be a fun place to stay, now as an adult I finally got the chance to check it out.
 
My first experience with the Monterey Tides Hotel as an adult was getting breakfast with my family a couple years ago and being pleasantly surprised by the renovations and the good food.  A made a mental note at that time that I needed to come back and spend a couple days at the hotel with my husband.  The hotel has a laid back beachy vibe and the staff was lovely and super helpful.  The time that we were there was during spring break, so the hotel was being enjoyed by many families, so while it is family friendly you can still find some peaceful time if you’re going as a couple.… Read Full Post