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Papas Con Chili

Food & Drink, TravelJordan WiseComment

One thing that my closest friends and family know about me is that I am OBSESSED with chips. Barbecue, Sour Cream + Cheddar, JalapeΓ±o, like I am seriously into it. So when we arrived to mexico, gabe was really excited about getting me papas con chili. Little did he know by introducing me to this ridiculously amazing food item, he in turn, created a monster. 

Papas con chili are a staple. When I post photos on social media of it, my mexican friends comment words like, "I'm salivating." or "omg, give them to me nowwwww." Sure, they sell them at the markets, where you get the big bag of chips with little packets of hot sauce inside, but the real way to do it is find a cart. They provide fresh, and I mean fresh cooked papas, salsa that varies in temperature, and to top it of, the most important, lime.

San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

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San Miguel De Allende is as rich in culture as it is in color. We had so much fun exploring this small town on an overnight from Morelia.

STAY

EAT + DRINK

Moxi - Modern meets Traditional Mexican.
Restaurant Pegaso - Get the Poblano en Nogada
Lunas Tapas Bar - Margaritas on a rooftop. Need I say more?

DO

Explore the Mercado De Artesanias
Go sing Karaoke at Bar Mama Mia
Walk everywhere or you'll miss the precious nooks and crannies.


Mercado de Artesanias - San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

Food & Drink, TravelJordan WiseComment
Mercado de Artesanias

If you want to make me a happy girl, bring me to an open market, and let me spend hours looking, and discovering, and eating. Mercado de Artesanias was the first place Gabe brought me when we got to San Miguel De Allende for that exact reason.

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Santa Fe De La Laguna, Michoacan, Mexico

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Santa Fe De La Laguna Mexico

We made a pit stop here, as the sweet town of Santa Fe De La Laguna, on Lago de Patzcuaro is known for it's rebosos (shalls worn by woman to keep the sun off of their head and shoulders, or to carry a baby). I didn't end up finding the reboso of my dreams, but I did experience how beautiful small towns are for their own personal trades. We were invited into a home of a man making pottery, and women were in the center of the town scaling fish. All of this activity surrounded an amazing church, where each month, a different family from the town tends to the church and dogs. I think you'll start seeing this laced through all of my posts from Mexico, but community is really what they depend upon and RESPECT here, and I love that!

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Capula, Michoacan, Mexico

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Capula is a magical place. A small town on the right that could be easily passed on your way to Lago de Patzcuaro, it's a market town. We went for and strolled the streets for only an hour, but while we were there, we ate fresh pomegranate that they prepare for you, bought a hat to shield our heads from the hot sun, and met an old woman that had lived there an nowhere else for her entire life. I love Capula because it's humble. The beauty of it isn't the dirt roads, or different colored doors, it's the feeling of family and community there that I don't think I've gotten so strongly in any other place.

Neveria Erendira - Patzcuaro, Mexico

Food & Drink, TravelJordan WiseComment

Have you ever been to Berthillon in Paris and experienced what almost every food and travel writer has called the best ice cream in the world? Well, it's damn good, and Neveria Erendira is a VERY close second. Located in the small lake town of Patzcuaro, you take a ticket, wait in line, and read a menu of over a dozen AMAZING, and unique flavors. As we walked back to the car, ice cream in hand, we picked up a bag of papas to much on the long drive home! Mexico is not good for dieting, lemme tell you!

A Trio's Holiday Party

Food & Drink, DiaryJordan WiseComment

Some of us girls have been so busy with life, that we hadn't gotten together in a seriously long time. We decided to resurrect that, and had a party for three where we drank lemon lavender cocktails, ate cheese and baguettes as french as we could find, and played Frank Sinatra and other jazzy Christmas tunes.

Trou Normand - San Francisco, CA

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After coming back from France, Gabe and I were desperate to find PΓ’tΓ©, Terrine's and other meaty goodnesses that we had become obsessed over during our wedding. I stumbled across the instagram page for Trou Normand, a new American restaurant in SoMa. As I read the menu online, my belly was screaming, and I was holding back happy tears. Pomelo & Mandarin Salad's, Cheese and Meat plates, and the best pork meatballs I've ever had. 

Grey Whale Cove - Half Moon Bay, CA

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I think one of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area, is that no matter what season, you can find a sunny day, and with the right amount of layers submerge yourself in just enough wilderness to slow down a bit. 

A few days ago, we packed up a straw bag of figs, goat cheese and this herby, fragrant bread, and set out for Half Moon Bay which is only about 30 minutes south of San Francisco on Highway One. At one point, the wind died down, and we were able to relax in just our T-shirts!