First things first – if you didn’t read la primera parte (the first part), get to it or you’re going to be a tad lost. I named it “The Mexico SERIES” for a reason, ya know? Catch up here!
Sunday, May 1st. Our first FULL day of seven. Fun fact about myself: it is nearly impossible for me to sit and just do nothing. I constantly need to be doing something to feel like I am progressing myself. I am a full-blown Capricorn after all. I go totally insane if I don’t have some sort of schedule so I had to build out a basic breakdown of my week. Bradford on the other hand is the textbook definition of go-with-the-flow. I guess that’s why our relationships works? Who knows.
Here’s an outline of how each day generally went down:
8:30AM: Coffee, fruit, and pastries were delivered to the room for breakfast numero uno. I would sit on our back-deck overlooking the ocean and just really take my time waking up. Bradford slept-in you know, like a normal person on vacation.
9:15AM: I workout heavily five days a week so there was NO way in hell I was not going to work out for a full week. I would throw on my workout clothes and head to the Naay Spa and Gym. The walk to the gym was about a half-mile through a beautifully gardened serene pathway. When I got there, my sinuses were instantly cleared with the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils circulating in the air. On. Cloud. 9.
Since there wasn’t tons of equipment, Andre, my trainer and good friend, had me do all bodyweight exercises. 300 squats, 200 pushups, and 100 assisted pull-ups. Once I would get that nonsense over with, I would go on a 25 minute run through the resort since I wasn’t able to do so directly on the beach. The beach just wasn’t wide enough for it.
The first gym selfie I’ve ever taken! Hello baby abs, I see you forming!
One of the mornings, I did an AM yoga class on the pier with my mom and it was heavenly. There really is no other way to do yoga than beachfront.
11:00AM: Bradford would FINALLY wake up and meet me down on the beach for breakfast numero dos. Our waiter would come by and pour us our fresh-pressed green juice, water, and coffee. The buffet line had EVERYTHING I could have wanted. I typically would have my made-to-order veggie omelet with extra jalapenos, a few pieces of smoked salmon, grilled veggies, and more fresh fruit.
11:30AM: After breaky two, Bradford would meet my parents at our beachfront palapa and I would get changed into my swimsuit. Before getting situated in my palapa, I would head over to the bar to get my drink – a limonada. It was something they made specifically at the resort, but it’s super basic. It definitely inspired my signature drink that I now down on the daily. With the heat and sun, the electrolytes were 100% necessary. I would alternate drinking a limonada with a few waters. I didn’t drink any alcohol during the day – how lame of a twenty-four year old am I? Whatever though, I’m just not a big drinker anymore so sue me.
Loving this suit SO much – buy it here!
Before I would go lay on the beach sans top (we’ll get to that in a sec), I would sit under our palapa and do some blog work. Always at least an hour each day. I wanted to be able to share this experience with you guys since it was so awesome, so it was a priority I fit in this time. Plus could you even really call it “working” since I was sitting on the beach?
Selfie under our palapa because #mexico
1:00PM: Limonada in hand, SPF 50 lathered on, booty in the sand, and bathing suit top off. Like I said in part one of the series, this was an adult-only resort. Everyone was either on their honeymoon, over the age of 45, or european. There was a good handful of women everyday who would go topless and no one gawked or took Snapchats. It was all in very good taste. I’ve NEVER liked wearing bras so I avoid them at all costs. I figured I’d join those ladies and #freethenipple because 1) it was hot as Hades 2) I didn’t need the horrendous tacky tanlines and 3) they’re just boobs so who cares? I’ve never really been worried about what other people think of me, so I was all in.
Another fun fact about me: I rang in 2016 by getting one of my nipples pierced. I don’t really know why, but me and one of my best friends were talking about how we didn’t want to add any more to our ears, but still wanted another piercing. The nipple was the first thing that came to mind. I saw that Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid had both done it and I thought it was actually pretty badass so I decided to do it. I went over to this place to get pierced by the wonderful Cozmo! It all went super smooth. I’ve had a bunch of piercings and this is definitely my favorite. I also totally suggest going here for any piercings. They are AWESOME.
SOOO tanning topless and freeing the pierced nipple was really liberating. There were two girls tanning right behind me and I overheard them talking about how they could never go topless. Five minutes later both of them were topless and loving life! I was stoked that I had kind of helped inspire some confidence in them.
Again, so obsessed with this suit. You can buy it on this site!
5:30PM: After I browned myself in the sand and Bradford napped in our shaded palapa all day, we would head up to have a little Don Julio Reposado and get cleaned up for dinner that night.
7:00PM: Dinner was always at the same time every night planned by our butlers. We had everything from Italian to Asian to Mexican to American cuisine and all of it was delicious. I typically ate some sort of seafood because what else do you eat at the beach? Also I’m a pescetarian so I always opted for a seafood or vegetable based-dish.
9:00-9:30PM: The night-life wasn’t super crazy since it was an older crowd, but they always had live music or some event at the main bar, so we would sometimes go for a bit to have a drink. The sun was so draining that all we wanted to do was sleep! At that point we would just head up to the room to chill and then hit the sack to do it all again the next day. Apparently I’m like 80 years old.
One specific day I want to walk through was the spa day I had with my mom. In reality it’s kind of like who needs a spa day when you are on vacation LITERALLY relaxing all day? Whatever, we had one and it was fire. My mom and I were escorted via golf cart by our butlers over to the spa like the celebs we were for the week LOL. We were given robes and special shoes to wear for our hydrotherapy session pre-massage – casual, you know?
First we lathered ourselves up with this goop that looked like wasabi. It was a mix of peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, all combined into some sort of paste. We sat in this hot-as-hell steam room in separate little cells for about fifteen minutes. Talk about opening up the pores! The next step was rinsing off and moving to this cold chamber for three minutes. My mom hated it, but I thought I died and went to heaven. Step three was the hydro-pressure shower. We got into this crazy shower for about two minutes and had several high-pressure faucets loosen up the muscles. Then we moved on to the jet pool where we could lay, swim, relax for about ten minutes. Step five was the jacuzzi and step six was the polar bear plunge. My mom refused to do it, but I jumped in and loved it. It was part of the process and I wanted the FULL effect.
We finally moved upstairs to have our hour massages. In all honesty, it wasn’t the best massage I’ve ever had, but the whole spa process was really unique and relaxing. After the massage they walked us to a set of chaises where we sat with some mood lighting, green tea, raw almonds, and a shot of chlorophyll water. HEAVEN I TELL YOU!!
In a nutshell this is how it went down for a week MINUS our day-trip to Cozumel, which I will be posting as the third part next week – sneak peak pic below!
Leave a comment below on any questions you have about the resort, the trip itself, or any positive feedback! But no internet trolls, no one has time for the negativity. Let’s get to know each other some more 🙂
ONWARD TO PART THREE, SHALL WE?
Photography by Rebecca Rollolazo and Bradford Pasquali.