The cab dropped us off, and we hardly walked, and we just knew this will be good, there was an immediate sense of atmosphere. We had a beautiful table for two on the patio outside, sitting alongside each other, looking on the water. The staff was attentive yet not happy, pleased to spell out the entire menu pointing their stresses yet we never believed they had been pushing us to dictate more… the food was terrific; refreshing, tasty, diverse and superbly presented. The mariachi band walked around, spending a brief time in the table before going away. Since it was my birthday, the team brought a cake along together with the group playing with us highlighting a really unforgettable evening, to not forget, the very best Mexican supper we had weekly ).
We’ve traveled to Cancun many times and always love trying restaurants beyond the resort. However, this is our first time to Porfirio’s, and it won’t be our last! We sat on the patio, and while it was a little warm at first, once the sunset, it was beautiful, and we had a fantastic view of the brightly colored balls from the water. My daughter and I shared with the guacamole using ribeye (YUMMMM) along with the cheese along with shrimp, served with both corn and wheat tortillas.
These beers were yummy. I strongly suggest the guac/ribeye particularly. The place is so exceptional and delicious. My daughter had the mezcal shrimp, along with the fish were so plentiful this dish might have been shared with 2. I merely have a Caesar salad, so my kid was so pleased to share that yummy fish.
Also, it had been such a fantastic tableside, flaming demonstration. We proposed the meal, understanding that we desired churros for dessert, and they were yummy too. An extremely generous serving which may be shared among four or three, although both of them ate them dipping them at the delicious sauces: chocolate, caramel, strawberry, vanilla. We blended the toppings, which left them even more flavorful. There are many things that I wish to test in Porfirio’s menu. I can not wait to return!
This restaurant has been recommended by our resort so as the amazing cozumel jeep and snorkel excursion. It was ideal for what we wanted. We could sit on the deck, and it was terrific. Emilio and Brayan were quite beneficial. We ended up getting too much food, but every dish was delicious and beautifully presented. That is definitely on our list if we return to Cancun. This was a truly unique evening. I strongly recommend the cocktails and cherry salad.
Nestled on the shore, Porfirio’s is a massive terrace which greets you so that you could be side by side with water. The waiter was educated and hospitable, and the food has been tremendous and higher quality. The music was loud and not Hispanic but loud music. Last time I was here I recalled the excellent music. A mariachi band arrived and gamers that they were terrific but just played around 5-7 minutes. They had been for hire in your desk for 600 pesos each tune. Parking is free, or you can valet. I would still come back to the food.
We arrived Porfirio’s just before sunset to get my brother in laws birthday. They had been fantastic to accommodate our large collection along with the views, service, and the food was superb! I strongly suggest the cheese appetizer. It was yummy. My husband got the surf and turf and that I had the lobster enchiladas. Both were really good.
The resort is clean, with generally friendly staff and a pretty good place in case you choose to live outside the”hotel zone”. Location: Close to a massive shopping mall with lots of brands and a large food court. A 7 min walk to a bus which takes you to the hotel zone as well as the beaches. It is not that much to do in the area though.
Hotel: Clean room that has a fantastic ac, comfy bed and good wifi connection. Nice common area. Unfortunately no direct sunlight in the outdoor area in which the pool is. The food is not the best (the breakfast from the menu was a tiny bit better though), and the breakfast that’s included is abysmal.
I have been there a few times, You ought to take the Jr. Suite it’s a really spacious area, beds and cushions good, clean space, minibar, freezer, the resort staff are incredibly kind, request Norman he’s the one, the restaurant possesses quite wonderful food, fantastic price, I suggest that the “arrachera pepito”, swimming pool, fitness center, and smoking place, I enjoy this place.
On the images, the resort looked quite luxurious because of its cost, so that my boyfriend and I were somewhat skeptical before birth, as we had been expecting some sort of catch/disappointment. To the contrary, the resort turned out to be what we hoped for and a whole lot more. So was the cozumel flats fishing charters experience we took two days later.
Everything was just perfect. It is the type of place that virtually makes you regret going from the hotel to find the rest of the city. The staff was super excellent and eager to assist. We made two distinct bookings for both nights we remained here, but they made sure that we didn’t have to undergo the problem of changing rooms. Altogether a wonderful experience.
Stayed here for one night last minute as I came down ill. The resort employees were incredibly accommodating, letting me check in 4 hours (for a charge ). The resort room was comfy, spacious and clean. I enjoyed the water bottles that they supplied and the cable television that had some stations in English. The space service arrived quickly but did not taste particularly great. Overall had a very comfy and safe-feeling remain – precisely what I wanted.
This Resort is situated in downtown Cancun quite close to some commercial mall, and they give a continental breakfast that’s exceptionally great in reality. The rooms are large and clean, this Resort is little, so occasionally you may listen to the folks in the other walking or places in the hallways. The staff is amiable and helpful throughout my stay had been raining a lot, and that I wanted a cab, the team try everything to help me to locate one they were slightly worried for me personally. I’ll definitely back soon, it is quite significant for company travel.
This was my very first cruise, and I had been really pleased with the cleanliness, the ceremony, along with the meals. I anticipated to have bored on the boat but there was always something to do, and there were good shows to attend to each day.
It was excellent value for me personally, and this floating resort and entertainment park is fantastic for families and anybody with disabilities since it was secure, clean and enjoyable. I didn’t plan far for your cruise, but that’s the tremendous thing about cruises, you can just book the tickets, so pack your luggage and unwind as everything is cared for around the cruise.
The Royal Caribbean is a beautiful beachfront hotel with a massive pool area. It had been great for our family of 4 with a bedroom, and two pull down murphy beds in the living area. It’s also simple to use the adjacent Royal Islanders restaurant and swimming pool to get variety. A shuttle is given to additional “Royal” possessions Royal Sands and Royal Cancun that we used to have nearer to other nearby pursuits.
We stayed here 5 of the last 6 decades and hoped to go again based on forthcoming changes. All of us love the size, cleanliness, and design of the showers and suites. The staff recommended us amazing activities like sightseeing cozumel excursions. We love that it is not a large”party place”. This year introduced several more spring breakers, but no vast annoyances. Restaurant dimensions and staffing is somewhat decent although the food is marginal (which can be good enough for me). We have discovered that a significant remodel is in the works. Regardless of what next year holds up to the company model. Hopefully, it is not a fantastic thing coming to a conclusion.
The hotel is showing its age, but it’s well maintained and tidy. Check in and out was quick. Easy parking. Comfy beds. Peaceful stay. Potential improvements: much more amusement for younger children at the pool area, freshener for the bedroom area drawers that smell musty. Ocean was too mighty to acquire in. Next time we’ll search for a resort near Tortuga shore. The sea is far calmer there.
Beware if you’re planning to kayak, then this resort only has kayaks offered from the lagoon in which the vast crocodiles live. We chose to bypass the kayak and instead let a wave runner involving Tortuga and langosta shore. Wonderful ride!
Overall a fantastic experience in The Royal Caribbean. The maid went via our suitcases that the 1st moment. Along with the secure malfunctioned but I have it fixed. The room service was quite slow if you call the front desk at nighttime. The pillow is too high and that I have neck pain the following day. But it was not bad.
Breakfast staff they have down it to a science always loads of food and sort. Housekeeping daily once we got back from an outing we arrived into a clean, refreshing space. This group takes PRIDE in what they’re doing. Produced a telephone for Engineering that they had been up in under 5 minutes.
An individual would guess if you’re this happy where you operate it should stem from the very top and trickle down to a group Ms. Cecilia (GM) thank you for a beautiful stay we’ll return. On a side note, there’s Sam’s club there several places to eat at the mall.
Easy to access from airport. Parking is a bit funky… you need to have a ticket and park in the secure lot. However, they type it out in the desk. Grocery store next door, really simple to purchase mass water and stock up on snacks for the excursion. A fantastic taco place directly there too, where some guys talked to me about the cozumel fishing calendar. Really interesting. Should you arrive during regular business hours, then there are two banks at the complex for depositing money.
Longtime Diamond manhood here. Here is actually the first time that I’ve stayed at a Hilton property in Mexico because we had been laying over for a day until we headed down south. For people not having remained at Hilton properties in Mexico, allow me to highlight some notable differences between this land and sister Hampton Inn possessions in the U.S.1. Safety is somewhat higher here (apparent).
You’ll need your own card to use the lifts 24/7 it seems.2. This house is necessarily a part of a business/tourist park. Lots of eateries within walking distance- equally U.S. and Mexican. There’s a Wal-Mart affiliated grocery shop inside this park. The company center is the open atmosphere – not burnt off and the computer will do the job. The staff consists of the usual exceptional Hilton quality, and their English is excellent.
The staff in Hampton Inn were amiable, the breakfast was terrific. The area tidy, quiet and the bed comfy. Additionally, in the immediate area (walking distance), you will find plenty of restaurants, stores and a theater that was perfect for us, following a very long drive back from Rio Lagartos we desired convenience. We had a lovely swim at the pool that helped alleviate the aches of overly long in the vehicle. Fantastic value for money would surely stay here again.
After facing a challenging time using another booking with Booking.Com, we had no choice but to book another hotel as we’d been drained after a long trip and being stuck in the airport 3 hours after we landed. Management might have been harder, employing a previous and past useful mindset. Bathroom could have been cleaner. Bellmen Victor and Breakfast employees are a Wonderful Benefit to the home.
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with one of my favourite bloggers, Mimi Ikonn. She and her husband Alex are self-made millionaires who attempt to change the world by teaching people vital business, life and relationship skills. If you haven’t watched any of Mimi’s videos, head to her channel and I promise you’ll find some gems (hint: my favourite video is on how to make your dreams and goals come true ).
Anyway, since I absolutely adore Mimi, I was so excited about her new book called “The Bingo Theory”. The book is dubbed “a revolutionary guide to love and relationships”. Before you roll your eyes, it is not a guide on how to make someone fall in love with you etc. It’s a lot about knowing yourself and practicing self love. Here are a few reasons why I think you will benefit from reading this book.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS?
A big part of “The Bingo Theory” is about knowing and owning your strengths. The book argues that everyone has either a feminine or a masculine dominant energy, and in order to become the perfect Bingo (a.k.a. a balanced person), we need to be fully aware of our own strengths. Through a simple test, you can assess what energy is your dominant. Mimi helped to build the profiles for the 4 most common types (the feminine strength male and female, and the masculine strength male and female). She described in detail what kind of actions different people are good at. For example, feminine strength people have no problem connecting with others – they’re very open, friendly and easy going. On the other hand, masculine strength people are usually very ambitious, organised and hard working.
“The Bingo Theory” doesn’t identify one type as better than the other. It simply shows you what you’re good at. For me, the book was eye-opening in a few ways. I’ve always thought I am more of a masculine strength female (and I believe at some point in life I actually was). I am ambitious, competitive and like winning. On the other hand, I couldn’t explain my recent tendency to cry a lot, be over sensitive and dramatise. Through “The Bingo Theory” I realised I need to accept this part of my feminine energy, own it and use it as my strength.
ARE YOU WORKING ON YOUR WEAKNESSES?
Another big part of the book talks about actions we can take to increase the energy we’re lacking. I realise I’ve been doing it subconsciously before. Let me explain: at high school I used to take part in Maths and Physics competitions, which meant I was surrounded and competing with mostly boys. I’ve spent numerous hours with those people and I truly enjoyed it. My masculine ambition and competitive spirit were very high. However, I felt I was lacking something – the more girly, feminine part of me. This was the time I started developing my interest in beauty and fashion. Through the years, I crossed to the other extreme – I stopped reading anything more serious than Cosmopolitan, I was spending hours doing my hair and make up, I was super focused on always looking the part. Suddenly, I’d lost all my ambition, I simply didn’t care if I would win.
So this is exactly where the book comes in handy. When you realise what kind of person you are, you can identify what are your not so strong points. It can be either lack of ambition, or having too much of it. It could be being too assertive, or not assertive enough. Mimi has packed around 10 ways to improve your energy for each personality type, and I’m sure you’ll be able to find a few that will work for you. For me, the challenge was to increase my masculine energy – I did this through vigorous workouts, which truly helped me feel more powerful and helped me be assertive in other areas of my life.
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE REACT DIFFERENTLY?
I bet there was some point in your life when you couldn’t understand why your friend, family member or co-worker reacted in a way you’d never expect them to. For example, why is someone putting up with a cheating partner? Or why someone is so focused on their work and never has time for their family? In my life, there have been many situations where I simply couldn’t relate to my friends. I now realise I was having too much of my “masculine” energy and too little feminine, making it impossible for me to understand why my friend would put up with her cheating boyfriend.
Reading “The Bingo Theory” really helped to explain why certain people act and react in different ways. It also helped me to ‘categorise’ my friends and relatives in either more masculine or feminine type of people, which in turn makes it easier to interact with them. I try to be straightforward with my masculine strength friends, as they can take criticism well and tolerate no bullshit. I also try to be compassionate but firm with my feminine strength friends, caring about their feelings while still staying true to myself. This book would really help you to see the people around you in new light, and will help you improve your interactions with them.
DO YOU WONDER WHY PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS DIDN’T WORK OUT?
If there’s one thing to take from this book, maybe this is it – It didn’t work out because you were not compatible and together you didn’t work it through. Dot. Of course, it is explained in a lot more detail in the book, but it helped me to realise why I had behaved the way I did in some relationships.
I realised I had been a completely different person with two different guys – with my feminine strength partner, I was too dominant, ambitious and I put a lot of pressure on him. On the other hand, with a guy that was typically a masculine strength person, I was behaving like a complete fool, broadcasting only my super-feminine side. It didn’t work out because instead of trying to balance myself and look for a balanced partner, I was reacting to the people I was with. I was changing, not owning my strengths and not being who I am. That’s why I’m not surprised it didn’t work out.
So, “The Bingo Theory” can really help you figure out in retrospection why it simply didn’t work out with someone. If you’re single and constantly meeting the ‘wrong’ people, the Bingo Theory may have the answers for you, too. It may be harsh sometimes to read a description of yourself, but it can also be the revelation you need.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP?
Finally, Mimi’s book discusses relationships and how to make them work. The relationships between two people of the same energy are supposed to be more difficult to balance, but not impossible. For every combination, she has a few suggestions on what actions you can take in order to become closer to your partner. For example, if there’s a masculine strength guy and a feminine strength woman, there will be a lot of spark and attraction, but also quite a lot of tension. The guy may fail to see why his girlfriend is overreacting, and she may start crying to almost any criticism he gives her. The book suggests ways for the two partners to start understanding each other, and have a harmonious, balanced relationship.
Overall, I think “The Bingo Theory” is definitely worth the read. You can only benefit from what Mimi has summarised in her guide. I find the idea of being your best, most balanced version of yourself really inspiring. Yes, it can be challenging but also extremely rewarding to see the world in a whole new perspective. Give it a go!
I’m sure that unless you’ve just fallen from Mars, you’ve seen a bomber jacket. You can find them practically in every store, from couture to high street to even charity shops. Why do people love bomber jackets? For one, they are really comfortable, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the more structured blazers and jackets that ruled the catwalks in the recent seasons. Another reason may be the laid-back, chill vibe that this jacket emits. It practically screams to me “I’m cool and I know it”.
I wasn’t too keen to jump on the bomber trend though, as it seemed quite sporty for my feminine, more sophisticated style. However, I absolutely fell in love with this one from New Look (which is now on SALE for just £19, so it’s a bargain). It’s flattering, pretty and really versatile.
Here are a few tips on how to wear the bomber jacket.
Skirt: Zara (old)
Jacket: New Look
Necklace: Kakao by K
Boots: Jones Bootmaker
Jeans: New Look (I got mine in the teen section but any black skinnies will work)
Lingerie: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Jacket: New Look
Top: New Look (old)
Jacket: New Look
Shoes: bought in Bulgaria
Welcome to my first post of favourites! I know I’m probably the last person to do this and people are probably creating a more fun version (mid-July faves, I don’t know?), but hey, better late than never, right?
Without further rambles, let’s go into what I’ve been loving this month. I’ve got some pretty cool stuff to show you.
F A S H I O N
Off-the-shoulder tops, New Look
I was very hesitant whether this style is really me, but it turned out I LOVE it! These tops are so easy to wear and the price point is just too good. The high street has come with some nice suggestions, however nothing beats New Look prices. I got the grey top (similar here) for 5 pounds in the sale (take that, Zara!) and the palm print one has just got in the sale for 5 pounds, too! Snap.
Basic white t-shirt, Lilla P
I hate overpaying for basic stuff! However, I convinced myself that spending 30 pounds on a white t-shirt is worth it because it is a) so damn white b) super soft and comfy c) a perfect balance between loose and fitted. It’s so important to invest in basics, and I’ve only just started to realise that. This t-shirt not only looks great but also didn’t fade or loosen up after the first wash, while so many of the cheap ones have (H&M, I’m looking at you!)
I snapped the red and white baby for 50p in a charity shop, since it just screamed to me “you want me, I’m so chic and classic”. Despite never being too much into scarves, worn on the neck they look pretty sexy and classy. And no, I totally don’t care if you mistake me with a flight attendant.
Another New look find I’ve been wearing so much this month (do you spot a tendency here?). I knew I wanted a leather jacket for the summer because in Scotland it never really gets THAT hot. This one is perfect because it’s in such a nice, summery creamy shade. It looks way more appropriate than your typical black one, and it’s the perfect substitute of a bomber jacket if you’re not jumping into that trend.
These are not real Converse, however I wanted to test whether the style would suit me before splashing 40 quid on an original one. Oh my, where have I been? These shoes are so great, they look equally well with jeans and more formal pants, even with skirts. I also love the grey colour cause it’s a bit of a break into my all-black shoe collection, which can get pretty boring at times. If you’ve never had a pair of Converse sneakers, I highly recommend trying one (tip: try your local charity shops, I snapped mine for just 4 pounds).
B E A U T Y
I know that now pretty much everyone has their own little magical brush, however as I said I’m a bit slow sometimes to jump on trends. However, the Tangle Teezer is a real hero because it always leaves my hair untangled (what a surprise! ) and shiny. It’s really suitable for wet hair and makes the whole process of carrying a brush in your handbag one idea simpler, and prettier.
Chanel Rouge Coco lipstic in 424 Edith
I’ve had this lipstick for over a year now, however I never really got into wearing it. Which is a pity because it was 25 quid, and it’s also such a beautiful, summery shade of pink. If you’re looking for an understated, cool toned pink that doesn’t look fake, this can be your go-to colour. The texture is also dreamy – a nice, creamy touch that lasts long on my lips
Just a month ago I had only used this for cooking, but this month I read about coconut oil’s beauty benefits. Since then, I’ve used it three times as a hair masks, twice as a facial mask and numerous times instead of a body lotion. It’s so good, guys! If you’ve never fallen into the trend that coconut oil is, I highly recommend. Make sure you buy virgin, organic and raw one despite it being slightly pricey. It’s worth paying to avoid additives or coservants that dillute the quality of the otherwise superb oil.
Clinique Moisture Surge overnight mask
I’ve been on a hunt for an overnight solution since in the morning
B O O K S
This road I ride, Juliana Buhring
I have to admit this is the first book I’ve read since I came back from Singapore. The sole reason is that many books simply got boring after a while. Not this one, though! Juliana is the first woman to cycle around the world, and she did it in an incredible 150 days, setting a new record. It’s a great travel book, however I really liked the personal growth element of it. Juliana was misfortunate to grow up in a cult, being thrown into many places all over the world. However, I loved how strong she has become, and how she conquered this challenge like a boss. A must-read!
The Bingo Theory, Mimi Ikonn
I’ve done a whole blog post on the 5 reasons I believe you should read this book, but in short it’s such an eye-opener for many people, including me. It talks about the masculine and feminine energy within each of us, and how an imbalance can affect every aspect of your life. It gives a practical advice on how to become the perfect bingo (a balanced person), plus it provides help for healing relationships with your partner, family and friends.
I’ve seen so many bloggers photographing a strange, unknown magazine named PORTER. After looking it up, I found out it’s by the creators of Net-a-Porter, the leading designer fashion website. However, despite all the lust-worthy items inside that I can’t afford, I was surprised how much TEXT there was in the magazine. It’s become the norm for so many fashion magazines to completely ignore writing, so it was a breath of fresh air to read the wonderfully written full pages, as well as enjoy the gorgeous photography. If you’re into fashion, beauty, art or generally a beautiful lifestyle, this one is a must!
DIY Marble notebook
I’ve had a gorgeous pink Leuchtturm notebook for a few months now, and wanted to spice it up a little bit. It’s super easy and inexpensive to do – all you need is adhesive marble paper and 15 minutes. I’ll be doing a tutorial on this soon, so stay tuned!
B L O G S
Lydia Elise Millen
I found Lydia’s blog just a few months ago, and was immediately hooked by her impecable taste in fashion, and well, life in general. She’s been blogging for a fair few years now, but she’s gaining momentum with the speed of light. She’s seriously funny, relatable and so down-to-earth, something you wouldn’t normally expect from such a beautiful lady. Watch out Lydia as she’s overtaking the blogging world by a storm. I love her styling blog posts the most, as she can make a 10-pound ASOS top look classy and expensive by pairing it with the right accessories (over which I’m only lusting). Definitely a face to watch (and read)!
Maybe you’re not new to Stephanie’s blog, but I only found her in July, and I binge-read almost every post she’s ever written. She writes in an amazingly engaging way, giving super practical tips on everything from beauty and fashion to dealing with anxiety and weight issues. Her blogging tips are serious game changers, too! I’ve learn a lot about anything analytics related, some amazing photography tips and tricks and I’ve been seriously envious of her amazing Instagram skills. Check out her blog, I’m sure you’ll find something to love!
Paula can easily be described as a beauty with brains. She’s got a serious obsession with makeup and has the best, most trustworthy recommendations for any beauty-related question. I also love her Girl Talk series – they’re an amazing, real, inspiring read, and you can learn a lot from her experience. Did I mention that she’s not a full-time blogger but a paralegal? You would definitely not suspect that, as the quality of everything she produces is simply great! She has some enviable photography skills, and gives me hope that following her tips, I can achieve similar results one day.
Definitely check out those ladies, they’re amazing.
Do you have any favourites of the month? I’d be so happy if you share with me one thing you loved this month!