my growth came
when I realized that
I do not have to
the way I have been told to
photography | #guatemala
just another day at the office. horchata de arroz + paches guatemaltecos with a side of videojuego snuggles.
have you tried tamales before? maybe mexican style? paches are similar to a tamal but made with puré de papa [potato base] and cooked in a banana leaf. there are hundreds of styles of tamales throughout the region and they date back to the ancient Mesoamerican societies.
would you want to try this? have you had anything else prepared in leaves before? would love to know what other cultures use this cooking technique! ✨🌿
magic happens when you don't give up.
the universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. ✨
so nice to be back home after a long weekend!
we spent the weekend in XELA, a different city in guatemala, and got some fun new content. the pictures came out and it felt like we were in athens or something. i posted to my story if you want to watch and give your feedback. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
also, i take zero credit for this garden. we rent this house and it includes a gardener. a quite lovely [and quite elderly] man has been tending to this house for years. he is an icon of this space and i totally understand why. how magical is my balcony view?
after 6 months of rain, we are totally aprovechando this sunny dry season here in guatemala. [sorry for those of you entering invierno but i'll be there with ya in just about 10 days] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
until then, i am keeping the festival vibras going through the entire weekend. me and the girls are heading to @laschusmitacs
festival in xela mañana and we're actually gonna set up a booth and sell some @hiptipico
goodies! i'll also take some time to show you around xela, the second biggest city here in guatemala! any xela suggestions, por fis leave them below!
i hope this weekend takes you where you want to go. . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if you had the option
to choose to go anywhere
in the entire world right now,
would it be to
“somewhere” or “someone”? 🌿🌺
here goes . . . 5 things you might not know about me:
1. ixi is the first dog i ever was close to. i didn’t grow up around dogs, loved them but didn’t understand them. i had lots of cats, i think at one point we had 4 or 5. so to put it simply. i’m actually cat person. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. i didn’t really drink coffee until i met my husband. i would have something light and sweet on occasion, more like a dessert. but it wasn’t really until 2014 when my friend made me go to café loco that i started having a regular afternoon coffee. which then led me to meeting DJ and becoming more of a coffee snob.
3. if you saw my recent story then you know this. i have 10 tattoos. the lion represents my LEO astrological sign, I was born 8/6/86 [M/D/YY]
4. i really don’t like 0 or 5s. for example, i can’t set my alarm clock at 7:45 or 8:00. it has to be 7:47 or 8:01. i can’t stop the thermostat at 70 degrees, has to be 69 or 71.
5. my middle name is Cate, after my grandmother Catherine.
i am so inspired by the messages and comments you send to me. please share with me something i might not know. i wanna hear all about you ✨ anything . . .
for us, a tuk tuk is nada.
it's just our common way of getting around.
they cost Q5.00 [$0.65] per person
and will bring you anywhere around town.
don’t you just love them!? have you ridden in a tuk tuk? what other country have you been to that use them?
you could literally be an angel walking on earth to serve mankind and someone will say you're not doing enough and you're doing it wrong.
thank you for this magical message ✨ @maryamhasnaa
her heart bloomed sunflowers
so she would always face the light 🌻
what does your favorite flower say about you?
¿qué dice tu flor favorita sobre ti?
we have been working well past sunset the past few weeks. and it's been a little cloudy. BUT i know my december will be filled with more of these sunsets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
. . . well, until i head to NJ for the holidays. i am not prepared for the impending cold. can you handle the cold weather? i ONLY deal with it if it's snowing. my thing is, don't just be cold. at least be cold and magical. i love the feeling of fresh snow on tree branches and still fascinated by icicles. otherwise, keep me at 70 degree or above. gracias!
#coronasunsets #lakeatitlan #thisisliving
kinda doesn't feel
like it's already
d e c e m b e r
and i like it 🌿🌸
does it feel like
it’s almost christmas
where you are?
sunlight speaks ✨
happy friday everyone!
it's been a long time since
i've recognized it's actually friday
my M-Th and F-Su usually just
blend all together. but
after this crazy week of
packing orders, it will
be nice to just enjoy
the weekend 💫 @vfl502
photography | #panajachel
the next step in our supply chain!
yep! this is how we are getting
all your #bfcm
orders out of our office
and to the shipping courier.
is jose, his nickname is pelota.
he's kinda round. [no, i didn't give him that name.]
and for those of you who want to understand
about our operations. this is why we
just can't accept returns at this time.
we would have to get your little package
all the way back to us, here.
and guatemala, just doesn't have
the infrastructure capabilities to do that.
they don't even have a fully operating
postal service. yeah - the post office, like
the federal mail system has been closed for like
3 years. closed. [i heard it might be back open?]
ups, dhl, fedex won't deliver to here.
that would be just way too convenient.
but actually we LOVE living, eating, breathing
* we do have a partner warehouse in nj
that will accept returns for any faulty,
damaged, defective items. that's bound
to happen in transit once in a while.
we try to keep it fair and honest and open.
and hope you find it in your heart
to understand us - all of us
a little more!
i'm ready for ya! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- t h i s w e e k e n d - right here in panajachel on lake atitlan is the best festival of the year! i especially love this event because it was created with all it's heart and soul with the intention of preserving lake atitlán! they do so much to involve the local community and remain as sustainable as possible.
me and all the @hiptipico
girls will be there, so be sure come by and say hola! link in bio to get your pre-sale tickets.
hasta sabado guate fam!
our - m o r n i n g - ritual
so tell me,
on a scale from 1-10
how happy are you?
tbh in this moment i'm a ten.
but throughout the day i float between
a six and an eight
my ‘unhappiness’ comes from
unbelievably high expectations
and too little patience.
sometimes at night
my thoughts get to me
and i can be at a five.
but that's ok! life isn't perfect
i'm not perfect.
all i know is that i find joy in
every. single. day.
and am excited to see
what the next will bring.
- p a l m e r a -
the palm was my newest
[when this photo was taken]
the arrow was my fifth
[i just got one more]
so, can you guess
how many tattoos i have in total?
[straps on sale 35% off @hiptipico