It all started 8 years ago when I visited Sayulita and met Sara Briner. We became friends, and I learned of her precious Sayulitanimals organization. All the animals that have been saved, fostered, healed, spayed, neutered and found new homes are due to my beautiful friend´s motivation and determination.
This is a delicate issue because my friends who own the big restaurants that are paying rent and maintenance do not enjoy seeing fast-sprouting eateries putting tables out in public space for free while taking away valuable parking spaces. However, I must admit that the streetside tables add a lot of charm to our town. Of course, it would be fair for the town to collect sizable fees for the use of public space.
Tickets are now available for Live Theater Sayulita (LTS)'s production of Vagina Monologues. The production is slated for Thursday, February 14, 2013, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 and the play begins at 7:30. Tickets are $400 pesos and include Los Afortunados' famed three-pasta dinner and one beverage.
About a year ago, I wrote about public art and gave some examples of what might happen in Sayulita (you can still read it in ElSayulero's GPS archives). Unfortunately, government bureaucrats didn't read the article and certainly have little aesthetic sense. Which is why Sayulita ended up with an entrance gate (one of four installed in the region) and the red metal sculpture on the plaza.
It's almost a toss up with Don Pedro's (which anchors the beach and is part of every beach shot used in magazines) but I think I'd have to say that the landlmark of Sayulita is Calypso. Give credit to the Rodriguez family and their architect, Ropy. I don't go back as far as many residents, but I still remember when the space that is now Calypso was just a rough hangout for teenagers. It was one of two "not-so-great-second-floor-spaces" facing each other.
We’ve all heard about canine vaccinations, but is it really that important? Life here seems ideal, so why should we worry about shots for our dogs? Let me tell you. Sayulita has had an increase in tragic deaths for our furry friends due to canine distemper. The last few months has brought much sadness to many dog owners and pain to many owned and street dogs. You can prevent this with a basic, inexpensive, and harmless vaccine for your dog.
I've stopped writing as president of GPS but I thought I'd continue a column in some form. The question was-- what should be my theme? I'm an artist, so perhaps I could write about aesthetic issues or highlights in town. Sayulita has a lot of attractive features. So many, in fact, that we can almost consider ourselves a "Pueblo Magico."
Whether it's to decorate your things, give to a friend or to a family member, stickers have been a favorite for generations. Stickers bought at Revolución del Sueno always delight with fresh graphics, sharp colors, and encouraging phrases. Now you can go and buy your sticker and have yet another reason to enjoy your purchase.
Tickets for Live Theater Sayulita (LTS)'s production of Vagina Monologues, go on sale Monday, January 21, 2013. The production is slated for Thursday, February 14, 2013, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 and the play begins at 7:30.
Sayulitanimals has been offering free spay and neuter clinics and weekly operations every year. In 2009 there were 360 surgeries, in 2010 361, in 2011 410, and in 2012 466. The impact in Sayulita has been so profound; they are now able to branch out to other surrounding towns.
If you are a property manager or home owner in Sayulita and you rent out rooms or homes to vacationers, please read this article to see how you can spread the word about Sayulitanimals and help increase adoptions and donations for animals in need.
Janine's beautiful artistic vision is an amalgamation of poetry, memories, collage, a unique style, daring and talent. Her artwork at JaLu Gallery is compelling. It asks you to take a very long look and let it register in your mind and heart. It may even say, "Take me home."
As Eve Ensler, creator of the Vagina Monologues (VM) says, she never imagined she would end up talking about vaginas - in fact, she doesn't think she had much to do with it -- "It possessed me," she says.
"Here's to freedom, cheers to art. Here's to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start." -Jason Mraz
This certainly seems to be the philosophy of Tracie Willis, ChocoBanana's former owner. Never one to conform to the "shoulds" in life, Tracie has chosen a life of adventure over mundane predictability. Here is her fascinating story of how destiny brought her to Sayulita, and how she became one of its most enduring icons:
Sayulitanimals would like to say thank you so much to all who participated in the F*ck You I'm Wearing My Shoes event. They raised almost $15,000 pesos which will cover nearly a month and a half of overhead.
Sayulita has so much to offer, but it is truly the beach itself that has captured local residents and keeps the tourists coming. It's true there are great waves for longboarding, gentle swimming, warm water and blazing sun. You will get a stunning tan or lobster skin and have a day of fun and rest, but what else are you getting? Well really nearly anything you may need or want.
Sayulitanimals is hosting their annual "F*ck You I'm Wearing My Shoes" event to help raise money for street animals while telling the cobblestones and potholes we will prevail in stilettos, boots, loafers, and pumps. It's time to bring out your best footwear and bar crawl through Sayulita for free drinks, snacks, and a contest for the best pair of shoes.
It's not the planned vacations that take you far down destiny's path, sometimes it's a spontaneous getaway, a chance remark, or a suggestion passed down from a friend that opens up horizons you'd never even dreamed of, let alone considered. Such was the case with Nancy and Ed Rinas, owners of Sayulita's bookstore. In Nancy's words, here is their story of how they came to discover Sayulita:
We truly appreciate and respect every person who rescues any animal. We are not a rescue organization, we do not take in abandoned animals, and we do not go find animals that are reported to us. If you help an animal, it becomes your rescue pet, and we are here to support you!