Penthouse Fiesta and Cheesecake

I could hardly sleep from the overload of carbs I inhaled at John and Barb McKinney’s penthouse Vallarta Garden Club fiesta last night. The food was so lovely that I dug in instead of photographing it. Then, when Chiara came to tell me she was cutting the cakes (plural and from Pavlova!), I followed and consumed a slab of chocolate mousse cheesecake covered in fresh berries. I am not going near a set of scales until next week.

Handcrafted cocktails preceded the buffet, enjoyed by all, including Bob Price, Curator of the Vallarta Botanical Garden south of town and founder of the VGC. Also enjoying the views and the company were Frank and Lupe Patterson, Sunny and Robert Rossi. Sunny is the Garden Club’s new President, taking over from John McKinney. Tom Montante, Andre Lategan, Clint Harris, Chair of Democrats Abroad, and Ron Harmer, President of Paws and Claws Puerto Vallarta, engaged Mike and Tricia Lyman in a little political banter. Jonathan Bailet joined Kimberley Bennett, the always exquisite Angela Curley, and me in a quick discussion on fashion and the often general lack thereof in Vallarta. Bill and Marcia Makley, Pilar, Sayuri and many more indulged in the wonderful food, libations, sunset, and more importantly, one another