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    Mexico Inspiration — Rosemary Collective Boutique

    Sayulita Sea Turtles

    We are so fortunate to be near Sea Turtles, which are in danger of extinction!  Many evenings when surfing in the area you will see a little head pop up within feet of your board, and of course at first you are startled, but then you see it's just a lovely little turtle. Alejandra Flores Barba, one of our Rosemary girls, has helped pioneer Sayulita's Sea Turtle protection group.  She taught me a few things about Sea Turtles and I wanted to share them with you.    

    Female adult turtles come up onto the beach and lay their eggs at night. She will make a hole with her fins and if it’s quiet and dark she will start to lay the eggs. During this process the turtles are very vulnerable to poachers because they are in a sort of trance. When she is finished she will cover the nest with her fins and compress the sand with her body. Then she will return to the ocean. The mama turtle will never see her baby turtles. Turtles will lay an average of 100 eggs each time.


    The organization that helps to protect the turtle population here in Sayulita, come at night to find the nests and then they take the eggs back to the nursery. There they create a fake nest where the eggs can hatch safely. Incubation is around 45 days. The temperature of the nest will determine if the baby turtles are male or female. Baby turtles are super strong; they break their shell and start digging themselves out of the hole. The group releases the turtles at sunset when there are fewer predators. On average only 1 out of 100 will make it to be an adult turtle. Turtles remember where they were born and will return to the same beach to lay its eggs at about 6 years of age.

    So anyway our shop sponsored a release of baby turtles and it was really cool, and I learned a lot and just wanted to share! xo


    You're Your Own Worst Critic!


    A friend of mine took these photos on Thursday, and I love them for so many reasons. I love that it was my little Paul’s first time naked in the ocean.   I love that I shared that moment with a new friend. I love that our big Paul was surfing in front of us. I love that the day was stormy and the ocean had a mysterious feel, and it was warm out but not scorching hot. The air felt soft that day, like the sand. I love that it wasn’t planned because then everything was very natural.

     I was planning to sift through the photos and edit them, or just post the ones that I was looking best in… then I decided a few things. 1, this post wasn’t about me. 2, the theme of this day was about feeling the moment and being natural. 3, (and most importantly) why am I my own worst critic.

     It’s strange how your first instinct when you see a photo of yourself is to pick it apart and start staring at all the imperfections (for me anyway). Part of growing older for me is about accepting that your face and body grows older too, and that is ok. I wish I were a person who loved photos of myself. I have found one thing to be true though; have you ever looked back at a photo you hated a few years ago, and all of the sudden you don’t think its so bad? This happens to me all the time. I always think, “why did I hate this photo so much?”. I believe it’s because by the time you look back at it, you have already aged a few more years and are used to seeing the current you, so the old you starts looking better!  

     So, here are my photos from Thursday, unedited! Well I did do one little thing; I put a shell on my little Paul in the photo that was the most explicit.  Enjoy


    Busy season is here, and our shop is open for business!

    In Sayulita Mexico (where our flagship store is located) we have a high season and a low season.  High season is usually from about December to May.  Many business close up shop for the summer because the weather is very hot and humid and tourism is low.  But, there are some super cool things about summer in Sayulita which is starting to draw in the more savvy, rugged and adventurous traveler.  In the summer the rains are heavy and many of our streets turn to rivers.  The rains come once or twice a day and last for a few hours.  Sometimes the lightening and thunder that accompany the storms is so loud that it sounds like your roof is going to split open. If the rains start and you are in town, you may get trapped for a bit unless you are in the mood to get muddy and wet.  This is a fun time for the locals to get caught up and socialize.  I will never forget one local told me many years back that there is so much moisture and life in the air during this time, that you can actually watch a plant grow and open up right before your eyes.  Anyway, businesses in town take this time to relax and do small renovations to get ready for busy season and this is what we have been up to also...   Read more about our special little pueblito here,!


    New Hair Styles For 2015

     Looks like the days of long flowing locks and beautiful maiden-like
       braids are coming to an end (although I still love them)!  Short 80's
          hair seems to be coming back!  I was just watching the adorable Meg
           Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally", a classic 80's flick, and was cracking
               up at the outfits!  What's next? Blazers to go with the high waisted shorts??