Honeymoon Report, Part 1
As most of you know, my main squeeze Alex and I tied the knot on June 5, 2011, in Los Angeles. Our wedding was absolutely blissful and I can’t wait to share pictures (still waiting for images) of the beautiful day. In the meantime, you can read my post for Martha Stewart Weddings about our honeymoon in Tulum, which I’m convinced is the ultimate honeymoon spot. A lot of relaxing peppered with moments of adventure was exactly what we needed following the big day. Here are some highlights…
We spent the first few days doing absolutely nothing. We read a stack of back issues of The New Yorker, talked endlessly about the wedding, took much-needed naps and drank margaritas in the afternoon.
One of the first days began with a Mayan Clay Treatment at Amansala. Alex and I covered each other in a mixture of clay, honey and olive oil and were led to the beach for a guided meditation. Once the clay had dried on our skin, we opened our eyes and ran into the ocean to wash it all off.
Swimming in the underground network of caves connected by pure freshwater rivers known as Gran Cenote felt like a scene from a movie (or maybe like a fantasy date on The Bachelorette?? I mean, not that I tune into that garbage every Monday night religiously or anything). The water was so clear, cool and perfect – we hung out all day long.
Alex convinced me that we should do a bit of sightseeing, so we visited the ancient Mayan ruins known as Coba. And once we climbed the pyramid and saw the view of endless jungle, it all started to make sense.
After a morning at the ruins, we shopped for local wares (like the gorgeous embroideries below) and feasted on cochinita pibil and ice cold beers in the colonial town of Valladolid. I love how all the buildings look like petit fours.
When you’re on vacation for nine days, you tend to establish routines. By the end of the trip, I had fallen in love with our morning ritual, which included yoga followed by a wholesome (and delicious) breakfast of fruit and homemade bread with cheese and preserves at Uno. Why can’t all mornings start like this?
And before we left town, we went perfume and candle shopping at Coqui Coqui, the gorgeous hotel made kinda famous by The Selby. I picked up Orange Blossom eau de parfum and the most divine Coconut candles. These scents take me right back to honeymoon mode.
Next week I’ll be posting Honeymoon Report, Part 2! (Hint: it’s all about the food). Adios!