Christmas in San Carlos, Mexico

I had lunch the other day with an American gentleman who had just returned from his annual family Thanksgiving holiday in Mexico.  It reminded me that many people have family traditions that include joining together at a family home or a favorite family hotel.  And, often these homes or holidays that envelop your family and [...]

Small Design Solutions for Carefree Living!

Can you imagine living in an 89 square foot home?  Well, I couldn’t either until I watched this YouTube video.  This designer provides an appreciation for small living and takes it to a new level! This home is all about efficiency which is a must in 89 square feet however, the designer did not sacrifice [...]

Living the

For the past five weeks I have been in Portland, Oregon (my, how this city has grown up!) for personal and business reasons.  As I go about a typical day, I meet many people and the fact that I live in Mexico often arises in conversation.  The response is so fun because people love Mexico; [...]

San Carlos Real Estate:  The Heat is On!

We have seen from the first two quarters of 2010 that the real estate market in San Carlos is on the upswing…and in a big way!  In the 1st quarter of 2010 we saw sales increase by 38% from 2009 and, real estate sales doubled in the 2nd quarter!  We are anticipating a big increase in [...]

Homes as Nest Eggs Back in Vogue

Real Estate is still a sound investment. Just when you thought investing in real estate was old news…guess again.  I just finished reading an article about the real estate market in Munich, Germany and real estate sales in this area are up 10% .  The article stated that real estate sales are up because of [...]

San Carlos, Sonora:  2010 2nd Quarter Market Report

Those of us who live in San Carlos already understand the quality of life that she provides; we enjoy the benefits of small town living with big city amenities.  Within minutes of our homes we can be on the beach, playing a round of golf, or hopping on a boat to go fishing or racing with [...]

The Colors of Mexico in San Carlos, Sonora

Paseo Alegre  is aptly named because a drive along this “Happy Path” is a joy to behold.  I came across this little lane recently and felt compelled to take out my camera and capture the personality that this color infused block of homes provides. I am a fan of energetic and bright colors and that [...]

Five Palms Restaurant, San Carlos, Sonora:  Breaking Records Against All Odds

When owner Nino Aidi told his friends and business associates that he was going to extend his Five Palm Restaurant chain to San Carlos they told him he was crazy.  They told him that this was too risky and the timing for opening a new restaurant wasn’t good however, they forgot that Nino loves the [...]

San Carlos, Sonora Home Inspections

It was a lucky day for San Carlos when Don Brame sailed into the San Carlos Marina seven years ago.  He wrapped up a lengthy sailing trip and moored his boat in San Carlos for several months with a plan to return the following year.    When he returned it confirmed his initial hunch that he [...]

San Carlos, Sonora...Ready, Set, Shop!

I often write design articles about the small things we can do within our homes in order to provide some much needed change with minimal effects on our pocket books.  I’ve written about the importance of  decluttering our cabinets, drawers, and closets and, I do practice what I preach!  My closets are  organized fairly well [...]