Food, Wine, Crepes… and Stoli

Last Friday, about 70 of us descended upon—nope, make that ascended—Rick and Monica Miller’s penthouse terrace for their first pop-up party of this year—Stolie on vocals, guitar, harmonica, and looping provided the music. Everyone brought food and wine and enjoyed one of the most spectacular views in the city. I rode up that steep hill with Rob and Jan and came down from the mountain with Tom and Chiara Montante hours later. What a tremendous amount of truly beautiful people live in harmony in Vallarta. We were all drawn here somehow, from all over the planet, and we recognize one another almost instantly. I can’t wait to see where that goes.

The three ‘Witches of Eastwick’ convened together at last at the Creperie House on Francisco Madero Saturday morning. Over chai and coffee and sweet and savory crepes, Georgia Darehshori, Sandra Bradley, and I caught up on our various projects that included a lot of laughter and even more love. A busy summer is already unfolding, with trips being planned and health issues sorting themselves out.

A couple of hours later, I was at Qulture Galleries, standing in my old boutique space I had during Three Hens & a Rooster Market a few years ago. There is a new designer in town, and from photos I had seen, I knew I needed to meet Davide Stennett.

Originally from Jamaica, Davide now considers Vallarta his home, where he doesn’t just design practical and beautiful clothes that reflect the blast of colors from his childhood and the tropical vibe of coastal Mexico. No, he also designs leather footwear, jackets, wallets, coin purses, handbags, jewelry, and, oh yeah, he also paints. And well. His favorite things are collabs, often with painter friend Angelo Sannasardo – Davide designs a pair of sandals, and Angelo paints them. His price points are fair, and there’s a big sale happening at Qulture today, with all the resident artists selling wares for up to 50% off. Go check that out. There is also a pop-up at Casa Karma this evening celebrating World Art Day with 38 artists, including the fabulous Quetzal and Hector Belloc, from 5 to 10 pm. There will be live music.

I am going to The Palm Cabaret tonight for Nadia Turner; see you there for hugs From Here.