Urban Design & Color

As a designer I am aware of the effect of color in the interiors of our homes.  Much has been written on the psychology of color and even without these theories most of us know when we are in environments that we find pleasing to our senses.  I was doing some research recently on the effects [...]

Guaymas, Sonora Historical Homes
An Unbeatable Combination:  San Carlos, Sonora & Chilko Lake, British Columbia

Watching the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia from my home in San Carlos, Sonora reminded me that I have found an unbeatable combination.  Vancouver’s motto is “where the mountains meet the sea,” and we refer to San Carlos as the city where “the desert meets the sea.”   My Canadian home is at [...]

San Carlos, Sonora February 2010 What You Get For....

San Carlos Golf Course What:  A two-bedroom two-bath Spanish charmer located on the San Carlos Golf Course. How Much:  $319,000 Size: 2,400 sq. ft. usable Setting:  Situated on the 16th fairway of the 18-hole Roy Dye Designed Golf Course El Tesoro, the treasure is the perfect name for this charming home within the gated community [...]

Curb Appeal: The Block

As a designer I am very aware of all things visual.  One of my favorite network television channels is HGTV, Home & Garden Television.  I watched a show the other night called Curb Appeal:  The Block.  Curb appeal is something I am very interested in because I live in a Mexican resort community on the Sea [...]

Sonoran Governor Padres Announces Major State Water Restructuring Plan
Tidbit, My Mexican Muse

Last spring my heart was yearning to share love and the object of my affection arrived in the form of a Mexican rescue puppy.  I turned on my laptop one morning and saw an ad on our local community board for “Tidbit.”  Needless to say, I fell in love immediately and called the people that [...]

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My Move to Mexico

Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and bought property on the third day of your visit?  Well, I have…and not just once but twice!  Both of these spontaneous acts occurred in Sonora, Mexico:  lovely, beautiful, theatrical Mexico.  My first adventure began during a week long vacation to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.  The Spanish Colonial architecture [...]

2010 Winter Olympics in San Carlos, Sonora

This youtube video brought tears to my eyes and it makes me home sick for my other home, Canada.  This Friday I will be hosting family visiting from British Columbia to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics hosted by the gorgeous city of Vancouver.  I admire people that have a dream and [...]

Holland America Arrives in Guaymas, Sonora!

My family, visiting from British Columbia, Canada and Calgary, Alberta really enjoyed the festivities provided as a welcome for the   Holland America cruise line passengers today in Guaymas.  By the looks of the streets around town the passengers were out enjoying their 9-hour port of call.  From Mexican Mariachi bands to local shrimp tacos they [...]