Sayulita's street dogs are pretty independent, but that doesn't mean we can't help them with their basic needs -- one of which is water. River and Diamond Jameson, part-time residents of Sayulita, have started a projected they are calling, "Fresh Water for Dogs." The Jameson's purchased 20 metal water bowls which can be attached to outdoor water faucets so the dogs will know where to go to get fresh water.
There's nothing more appealing than a cute and cuddly kitten, but when Mommy cats are popping out an average of five kittens a litter it becomes impossible for any community to care for each and every one. An ounce of prevention will prevent the heartbreak of seeing undernourished stray cats overrun our Magical Pueblo.
If you are in need of inexpensive Mexican "Equipale" furniture, there's only one place to go-- and it's a terrific overnight adventure. I normally encourage folks to shop locally, but since we no longer have a furniture store in town, I'm free to offer this fun and practical advice without guilt.
Rollie's is a unique act. The breakfast is pretty darn tasty and Rollie will always offer you extra pancakes, just in case your main portion didn't fill you up! It's the social morning scene of Sayulita, especially during weekends. That's why I like to sit downstairs in the main dining room-- to soak up the atmosphere as my pancakes are soaking up the syrup.
We have a few women friends who are without partners and who travel by themselves. It's a world onto itself. One friend commented that she doesn't like to sit at a restaurant table by herself; she prefers the sit at a bar and possibly converse with whomever. And of course, single people like to be in an environment where they can meet people and not feel like a 'fifth wheel.' Sayulita seems to be a perfect destination.
Sayulitanimals has offered a free spay/neuter program since the doors opened, but the economy keeps changing and that is now affecting their ability to give this amazing service to the town of Sayulita.They take this program very seriously and have always used the highest quality equipment including the anesthesia, sutures, and after care.Refusing to give less than the very best to the dogs and cats of Sayulita, they’ve chosen to apply a small fee for future surgeries.
For most Sayulita homeowners, a trip to Guadalajara (GDL) is necessary to buy essential house items. If you want really good Mexican ceramic dishes and glassware at very low prices, that's the place to head. Most tourists stay at Talaquepaque (Hotel La Villa del Ensueno has donated to GPS and is a first class boutique hotel) and then head to one of the funkiest markets in Mexico, just at the far edge of the city, called Tonala. It's a 'zoo scene,' indeed, but once you get used to it, you'll find all kinds of handcrafted furniture, decorative items, glassware, metal-craft, etc. -- there's something for everyone.
Dr. Charlotte Burns and her crew of dedicated volunteers are coming back for the second spay/neuter clinic of this year. You can bring your dog or cat to Sayulitanimals Monday and Tuesday, the 15th and 16th to help stop the cycle of unwanted pets on our streets.The surgeries are offered to the community animals for a donation, but please remember your donation is what allows the vets to continue this service.
When you live here, you get used to things; family and friends who have come before are also used to how the town is. But someone brand new, visiting our town for the very first time, has a much different way of seeing Sayulita.
Like other Sayulita homeowners, when our house was completed about seven or eight years ago, we needed some outdoor patio furniture for our terraces. Well, after a quick shopping trip, it didn't take long to figure out that Sam's had some nice looking furniture that was half of the price of the upscale places in PV. You probably have seen the pieces-- white aluminum frame with white, blue, green or orange material-- in chairs and chaises. When Sam's had them in stock, they sold like Rollie's hotcakes.
I love going to restaurants but I'm getting fussier. I mean, if you buy fresh fish just a few hours out of the ocean, there's not much you have to do to cook a pretty tasty meal. So when I go out, I'm demanding to eat 'comida' that I can't cook easily at home. And I must say, out of the many (well over 100 restaurants in all) eateries all around town, many surpass my standards. I really can't beat Don Pedro's or Sayulita Café, for example, but I'm trying. Even many of the small ones are surprisingly sophisticated in their cuisines.
The PAIRS seminar being held In Sayulita March 20, 21, and 22 is not only good for couples, it's also a great tune-up for any relationship -- friends, co-workers, parents and adult children -- even siblings, according to Holly Weaver, a part-time resident of San Pancho. "I have known Robin (Robin Temple, facilitator of the seminar) for 30 years and have participated in PAIRS seminars a number of times," Weaver said. "I attribute most of the healthy communication skills I have to what I learned in PAIRS. Personally, I don't know how people can maintain loving, nurturing, fulfilling and supportive relationships without these skills."
Those of us who live here need transportation. Those who drove here in their own cars have their own stories and issues-- cars brought in have to leave again. We flew here so we had no choice. Our architect/builder said on our very first day that we needed wheels, so he took us to various dealers and we opted for an inexpensive one-year old blue Platina Nissan with 16,000 miles on it and scratches all over. That was fine with us; we just wanted something that would work and not have to worry about. We had several wonderful trips around the country in this car.
Even when things are going well in a relationship there is room for improvement. Are your communication skills a little rusty? Is your relationship suffering from a build-up of sludgy old arguments? Could the pistons of passion be firing better? Here's your chance to get a tune-up from Robin Temple, MA, MSW, and Michael Moore, PLS, through a PAIRS Passion Weekend in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
For all who want to dance to save the lives of Sayulita’s homeless animals, head to Don Pedros’ palapa, Brisa Mar tonight, March first at 8 pm for your free tango dance lesson followed by dancing from 9 to midnight! Tickets are only $200 pesos for entry with all proceeds going to Sayulitanimals.
Don Pedros is nice enough to underwrite the GPS annual Fiesta-Fundraiser, and because of my past involvement, I've spent a number of hours setting up at their Brisa Mar Palapa site at the point. This is where many of the weddings are held. On many mornings, you can go there to do yoga in a drop-in class. Whether you are there for yoga, for a wedding or party or just to get some exercise, it's worth the visit. The view is exquisite! It's simply one of the most sublime spots in all of Sayulita.
Sayulitanimals fundraiser event, Dance the Night Away is right around the corner, and they want you to know why your attendance makes all the difference. Many look at Sayulitanimals and don’t fully understand what is involved financially.
We live up in the hill with views of ocean, town and jungle. I love sitting with a glass of wine and gazing around. The houses pop up from the jungle settings. Many are perched out from the steep hillsides in order to achieve those breathtaking ocean views.