I was lucky enough to get the plus one to a fabulous wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the beginning of December. To be honest, Cabo was never high on my list of must-see travel destinations but after spending five sun-filled days there I could easily make it an annual trip! There is rarely a cloudy day, Dirty Monkeys and margaritas are the drinks of choice, the mix of desert and ocean scenery is surreal, and eating Mexican food for every meal is totally legit!
Although I think Mexican flair can boarder on kitschy at times, I absolutely adore the colorful Oaxaca-style textiles and fabrics. I picked up a beautiful peach embroidered table runner while south of the boarder, and am carefully plotting a party in the near future to put it to use.
Here are a number of Mexican inspirations from my personal archives and the recipe to the Dirty Monkey (aka Banana Special, Dirty Money, and Banana Cognac) – enjoy!
Dirty Monkey Recipe
1 oz rum or vodka
1 oz creme de bananes
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
2 scoops vanilla ice cream or milk
Blend six ice cubes with ice-cream in a blender until smooth. Add liqueurs and continue blending, again until smooth. Add more ice-cream if needed (for milk-shake consistency). Pour into a highball glass, and serve.
Embroidered Mexican fabrics at Jacaranda
Tibi Cockatoo skirt at Anthropologie (my summer obsession)
La Super-Rica Taqueria via Sunset Magazine. Santa Barbara favorite!
La Super-Rica featured in Saveur Magazine
Embroidered pillow at Jacaranda
Wedding by Celebrations of Joy and Isabel Lawrence Photography via Style Me Pretty
Wedding rehearsal fiesta by Details, Details via Style Me Pretty
Fiesta dishware via Replacements.com