Friday, 25 September 2015

A Summer Blog

July 2015

Hot as hot can be in Mallorca so it was back to the coolness of England!
First stop was to the annual summer fair held at Shallowford Farm, Devon. This event is to help raise funds for the continuation of work done by Shallowford to help inner city people experience life on the farm. It was a joy of a day, a typical English summer day. Our dog Radiby won the competition for the “Best looking”! There were lots of tea, strawberries & cream, cakes etc to be enjoyed! 

Back to London where, as normal it was sweltering & sticky. As always I had hundreds of meetings lined up & first off was to meet with Vanessa, my new business partner & friend to discuss my new venture “My Private Mexico!” 
Another meeting was with the Global Account Manager the lovely Eva Marie, Global Account Manager Luxury SalesMelia White House Hotel London, one of my favourite places. It serves great Spanish food. As many of you know I work with many of the Melia properties throughout Mexico.  I am hoping that Melia Paradisus will be featured in “My Private Mexico”
One of the highlights of being back in London was that I took Charlie for his first Knickerbocker Glory at Fortnum & Mason! My mother took me as a child & I used to take Joanne, so now the tradition continues. I love to shop here not only for the products but for the great customer service. I would especially like to mention Michael for his continued good service.

 August 2015

Off we were again to Mallorca for a flying visit for the “Lluc a Pied”, the pilgrimage walk up to the beautiful Monastery. I have only been able to persuade my husband to do this once, so now I do it alone, all 40km of it!

A favourite topic of mine… Food! So here are a couple of places I have visited recently.

A wonderful summer lunch at Grainger & Co. in Kings Cross. I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough it is truly sensational. Great food, a wonderful ambiance, light , sunny & trendy.

A visit to my favourite Indian Restaurant Bayleaf. This is always a lovely treat, very pleasant surroundings and great food.

I have a new, part time trainee assistant Dominic Corral. Dominic is the son of a very good friend of mine, Juan Corral, Director of Hacienda de Cortes in Cuernavaca. A lovely property and a most definite candidate for “My Private Mexico”

Cancun Travel Mart

I am currently in the process of making Travel Plans to attend this Travel event.

I hope to also include a visit to my beautiful Cozumel, it is here on this wonderful Island, where it began all those years ago for me.

Talking of Cozumel, they are holding a wonderful event called SCUBA FEST. The new program has been established by COPARMEX Cozumel (Mexican Chamber of Commerce) and the organization board. This new festival edition aim is to promote Cozumel Island as a first class worldwide dive destination. This is why we are very honoured to invite the divers from all over the world as well as the local population to celebrate the underwater marine life and to honour men and women who defend our oceans meanwhile they will discover and dive on the New Jean Michel Cousteau’s Scuba Fest Route from the 9th through the 14th of December.

This fabulous event is hosted and organized by Pedro Joaquin, why not pay a visit to World Travel Market, 2-5 November 2015 & visit the stand of Mexico here you will find all the information on Cozumel and of course you will find me plus Pedro will be there in person.

I will be staying at various hotels during my visit to Cancun all situated along the Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Let me tell you about this wonderful property, Grand Velas Riviera Maya. It has taken me 25 years to appreciate the "all inclusive" hotel. We at Mexican Tours have always specialised in the small boutique, off the beaten track & very private located properties.

Now I have discovered Grand Velas Riviera Maya, all inclusive & luxury beyond compare, “My Private Mexico” will be working with this great property. GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA  all inclusive luxury beyond compareThe location and the restaurants have to be seen to be believed. Let me give you an example, I was recently invited to…

“Experience the flavours of Mexico” 

Frida, The acclaimed Riviera Maya restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, came to London to celebrate the dual year of commerce between Mexico and the United Kingdom; Executive Chef Ricardo de la Vega recreated a taste of the award winning Frida Restaurant.
Let me tell you it was some of the best Mexican Cuisine I have ever experienced. The desserts were simply mind blowing.

Come and visit Grand Velas Representatives at the Mexican stand at World Travel Market to find out more about this, wonderful property.
Come and visit the Grand Velas representatives at the Mexican stand at World Travel Market to find out more about this, wonderful property.


I will be doing a complete new blog when I return from my trip.