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Post No. 8

Post No. 8

How I Hiatus...

CDMX is a modern metropolis shaped by many great artists and designers over the centuries. From the once dominant Aztec city-state, it emerged as a global architectural capital in the 1960s. Mexico City based and beloved architect Luis Barragan, was even awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1980 for his contributions. Modern architects like Alberto Kalach, whose portfolio includes the Biblioteca Vasconcelos, carry on this legacy today. We recently had the opportunity to stay at Reforma 27, one of Kalach's rare endeavors into the residential. Like our own designs, the building follows the classic principles: beauty, strength, and utility. Our favorite...


Post No. 7

Our spring break in Cabo could not have been more relaxing. We were excited to stay at the Grand Velas, a new hotel, wonderfully decorated by our friend Melin Castro. Set on the last sliver of undeveloped beach, right by Playa el Chileno, the hotel's luscious and colorful landscaping overlooks the very tip of the Gulf of California.

This was the perfect setting for some sunset margaritas on white sandy beaches. At night we were able to catch some of the most incredible blood moons melting warm light over the nocturnal waves.

The true highlight though, was joining the whale watching boat ride,...


Post No. 6

We just got back from the Bahamas -- a journey of 3 planes (one of which was a 19 seater prop plane), a boat and a golf cart. When we finally jumped off the boat onto Harbour Island we knew it had all been worth it. A tiny Island less than a 1/2 mile in width, Harbour lies just northwest of Eleuthera in the turquoise Caribbean Ocean. Here we got to celebrate our dear friends wedding and explore the island's small town of Dunmore. We stayed at the most wonderful hotel, the Ocean View Club, situated on a hill above the long pink sand beaches of the eastern shore. 

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Post No. 5

Last week we spent time in a true dream landscape, the Mahekal Beach Resort, our favorite hideaway on the Riviera Maya. This is one of the oldest resorts in Playa del Carmen and the only one with traditional palapa palm leaf roofs!

Exquisitely decorated and with a cheerful staff, the Mahekal is exactly the kind of retreat space we treasure. We spent the week visiting ancient Mayan ruins, walking on palm lined white beaches and swimming in the crystal clear Carribean Sea. 

So long Mexico, hope to return soon to your mystical and colorful land.


Post No. 4

The adventures continue, this past weekend we got to spend time on a beautiful avocado and citrus farm up the coast, in Carpinteria. We were in complete awe of the perfectly kept ranch and walked for hours under a 70 year old canopy of trees...

How special to be on a cliff facing both south and west over the Pacific Ocean. To see a property that is so loved and nurtured is truly inspiring and reflective of the mission we have here at Hiatus, to take in all the details of life and slow down to enjoy time with loved ones and notice the beauty around...