Category Archive: Costa Rica

Carolina On My Mind

Can you keep a secret? Her name is Carolina and she is hidden away in the Costa Rican rainforest. She is a true beauty, au natural. She will refresh you in her cool waters,… Continue reading

72 Hours

72 hours. 3 days in Costa Rica. Can it be done? Well, of course it can be done, but can it be done right??? Enter Jen and Colin. Jen and I grew up… Continue reading

Just Swell

The swell is coming, the swell is coming… Well, technically, waves are always coming, it just depends on when they actually are going to arrive. BUT, waves are actually coming this week…hold on Northern… Continue reading

Boat House Apparel

The surfing world can be very small at times. Like one or two degrees of separation small. Enter Becca. She contacted me back in December about her upcoming trip to Tamarindo. It just… Continue reading

FB Love

I kinda like to tell stories. According to my friends, I have a very special way of telling them. If I were to read between the lines, perhaps they are saying that I shouldn’t… Continue reading

The Beach Bazaar

Rainy season in Costa Rica; Tourist numbers plummet and locals go on one-to-two month vacations. I love it. The Earth comes back to life with lush, green vegetation. The smell and feel of… Continue reading

Puppy Love

Two weeks ago the only doggies that were on my radar were my doggy nieces and nephews, a la Maya, Pinto, Kiki, Pollo, John Adams, Niko, Lucas…the list goes on and on. Well,… Continue reading

Photo Shoots, Roadtripping, and Puppies…Oh My!

Rainy season here in Costa Rica means things slow down a little. I guess I didn’t get the memo. Nor did the sunny weather. Thank goodness because doing a photo shoot is not… Continue reading

Gone Fishing

Time. It seems to stand still and magically disappear at the same time here in Costa Rica. Besides a passing rain shower in rainy season, it is sunny and hot practically every day. Today… Continue reading

Trust the Process

“People often have much of what they need to succeed within them: ambition and the will to learn. This will to learn can prompt them to reach out to mentors and networks. They… Continue reading

Yours Truly

In the midst of all the craziness of the past couple of weeks, I chatted with Helena, Chief Bikini Officer of bikini company MI OLA, about bikinis, surfing, and living in Costa Rica.… Continue reading

Melissa & Francis

During the early morning, the lighting in Tamarindo is magical. However, there is a small window before the sun gets too strong and the light loses its glow. So when I suggested to… Continue reading

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

The last time I spent a week in Costa Rica was the last time I came here on vacation over two years ago. I came back to Pura Vida land last Tuesday and… Continue reading

Baby Bumps

What a week! In between sewing kimonos, doing stock for Samba to the Sea cards, training at jiu jitsu, twitter-floppy blogging for Robert August and Mi Ola, packing for my trip to the… Continue reading

La Sele

Every fours years for a month the world tunes into the World Cup. Our schedules are moved around so that we can watch our country play. If you are stuck at work, hopefully… Continue reading