Category: Articles

So, whatcha been doing?

Brent McAthey, aka The Brenster – from Brenster’s Beach Bash on Tuesdays at Diego’s, Canadian award-winning singer, songwriter and entertainer. [as told to Sheila Madsen on June 1, 2020] 1] So, what have you been doing? I am writing songs; one I am particularly proud of is It ain’t always Paradise in Paradise . I’ve…

The Nurse Station

Introducing, The Nurse Station – a team of nurses who help with your medical needs in your home. By Sheila Madsen, April 21, 2020 This wonderful new service was launched in October 2019 by nurse Nancy del Carmen Tirado Guiérrez. It was brought to my attention by one of Mazatlan’s most respected doctors, Dr. Jorge…

Antonio López Saenz Interview

Antonio López Saenz was born in Mazatlan in 1936. He is perhaps Sinaloa’s most famous living artist and sculptor. He graciously agreed to an interview with the host of Artists Studios, Cecilia Sánchez Duarte. Of course this is not the first time Maestro has been interviewed, but it is the first time he’s allowed his…

Stay at home services.

Your gym is closed and maybe you are feeling you just can’t get motivated at home. You’ve tried online but you miss the personal contact and being pushed or corrected. Yulma Sanchez has been a personal trainer for 10 years and used to work out of the Level Up gym in Playa Sur. Until that…

Want to recycle?

Want to recycle? Here’s where to go. By Carolina Vargas, February 2020, edited by Sheila Madsen. “We are still in diapers” is how Carolina began our interview. She is referring to the lack of knowledge, the lack of desire and the lack of places to recycle in Mazatlan. Carolina has spent months researching the information…

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…