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Personal chef Paola Osuna

Nothing says luxury and relaxation like a personal chef – meet Paola Osuna By Sheila Madsen, December 2019 Some people actually enjoy cooking and planning a menu for a dinner party at home. Then there are others, like me, who worry and wish I’d never invited anyone. I am a great planner but an awful…

Purple Rain. Juan Deer. Margarita Ville. Orange Crush. What?

Karen’s golf carts to go By Sheila Madsen, December 2019 Karen Sloan arrived in Mazatlan from Washington State solo, retired and without a hobby. She was used to remodeling houses in the US, but that was not an option for her in Mazatlan. Like so many other transplants, Karen fell in love with Mazatlan, fell…

Introducing, Casa Lulu Boutique Hotel

By Sheila Madsen, October 2019 Casa Lulu is a boutique hotel that quietly opened in December 2018. Quietly is the key word here as it’s truly an oasis in Mazatlan. It certainly ticks all the boxes that define a boutique hotel. It’s petit with nine rooms [all with gorgeous spacious ensuite bathrooms]; it’s intimate with…

Mazatlan’s hidden art – The paper florist.

By Maaike Hoekstra, October 2019. [Maaike is the founder and owner of Mazaltan’s only street food tour, Flavor Teller.] [The following is a true story steeped in ancient traditions – about women who are dedicated to their art, and possess an abundance of patience and love. If you visit a cemetery in Mazatlan during Dia…

Venados Baseball Schedule 2019-2020 Season

Note: Home games are in red. Tickets are also for sale every Tuesday at the popular Brenster’s Beach Bash at Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m. The Venados have a representative at the Beach Bash who will sign you up if you wish to join the Venados Booster Club – see information below. Water’s Edge Bistro…

Mazatlan’s Bilingual Guidebook

Mazatlán – A Travel and Historical Guidebook By Sheila Madsen, April 2019 This beautifully designed bilingual guidebook is unique, there’s not a single book like it. Two words come to mind: Finally. Consolidated. The book marries the past with the present and the stunning photography -black and white and colour – compliment the text just…

Flavor Teller Food Notes

The Flavor Teller Shines a spotlight on tamales. By Maaike Hoekstra, owner and founder of Mazatlan’s original street food tour, Flavor Teller. “Para todo mal tamal, para todo bien… también! Translation: if things go wrong, have a tamal and if things go well… also have one!” It’s the perfect ‘energy bar’ with its spongy corn…

Mazatlan becomes part of
UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

[Updated July 2019: Mazatlan’s initial application was reviewed by UNESCO and they recommended that the team strengthen certain areas in the gastronomy section – therefore, the formal application for 2020 was not formally submitted. Mazatlan’s hard-working UNESCO team will revisit the “weak areas” and try again for 2021. SM] [Updated by Maaike Hoekstra, a team…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Mazatlan, Mexico, April 28, 2018

Peter Greenberg’s radio show is two hours and it’s all about his recent visits to Mazatlan. He’s enthusiastic and loves Mazatlan BUT he’s clearly frustrated by the messaging of U.S. State Department advisories throughout Mexico. If you don’t wish to listen to all two hours, [Peter is very entertaining] here are some local expats and…