My last weekend in Chile was one of the best trips ever. Longtime friends from High School took me to a place called Los Molles – about 45 minutes North of my favorite beach Maitencillo. We got a house right at the beach with an ocean view for a fraction what you’d pay in California. No wifi, no TV – Just friends, alcohol, food, and music. Nothing to do but hang out with each other, talk , dance, and cook. We shut off the world and enjoyed being in a beautiful place with good people…something everyone should do once in awhile!
I don’t really know what my face is turning into but hopefully I’ll figure it out before I go home!
Walking home I found this tough guy
Today I went to Bellas Artes, which is sort of like the “Brooklyn” of Santiago. The artsy ‘hip’ area of the city ..
We checked out the museum first..
“Unidos en la Gloria y en la Muerte”
This painting is called “Cabeza” (Head) — I like the chaotic colors and the movement in this piece so much
Self-Portraits on a Mac computer mixed together to make 4 huge pieces?
This is by Klaudia Kemper – An older crazy Chilean/ Brazilian artist who grew on me the longer I looked
Paper Maché eggs and strange paintings that actually go great together
A mural of a city in a clothing store — love the simplicity!
Providencia, Santiago is my second home.
This time of year is so wonderful because the weather is perfect and the trees are so green !
During the week everyone either walks or rides their bike.
I, myself, am walking to Starbucks in this photo.. so American!
TEN YEARS LATER
My Best ceviche of my life– Don’t eat the pepper !
(Antonio Varas 2230)
Tami’s dog Syrah -I want her!
I didn’t do too much on this day just hung out and went to bed early like my usual grandma self.
Jet-lag didn’t hit me as hard here as my Japan/Thailand trip. We were vampires for a good week out in Asia. Here, I woke up at about noon and felt pretty normal!
My dad and Michelle picked me up for lunch at Da Dino’s– the cheesiest, most delicious pizza in the city by far!
We ordered Salmón Ahumado and Hawaiano! Yum.
We all had a good 2 hours catching up on life .. Drinking good beer..
the Original Capitan Memo
It was a pretty relaxed day, took some shots of the city’s buildings– Chileans love architecture!
Here’s a new, pretty one in the center of it all
Chileans also love to make a quick buck — they will entertain you at every red light by dancing, playing with fire, cheerleading, comedy acts – lo que sea!
We then went to the new GINORMOUS mall in Providencia – 7 levels! It’s a great mall actually, they’re catching up with a lot of stores from the U.S. like Steve Madden, MAC Cosmetics, Aldo, H&M .. they even have a machine in the parking lot that finds your car when you forget where you parked. Catch up America!
I ended up having a mellow night at home and caught up on good sleep.
On to day 3!
I arrived in Santiago at 7am , barely sleeping 2 hours out of the 13 hour flight. My dad was waiting for me since 6:45 but couldn’t find him for a good hour ; it didn’t help when his phone died. Great! When I did find him we hugged and headed for the car when I saw this sweet dog as homeless as could be. There are A LOT of homeless doggies here in Chile unfortunately, but Dad says it’s only gotten better over the years. My heart breaks for them!
I pet him a couple minutes and of course he followed me – I always fall for it. Sorry buddy!
My dad and I go to breakfast after not seeing eachother for a year!
I get to my rented apartment in Providencia ( thanks JoDee for recommending Airbnb.com, it’s the best!)
It’s pretty cute and comfortable, I have a little kitchen and everything.
After that LONG flight I hopped in the tub and caught up on some reading
Messing around til our dinner at my cousin Panchita’s house..
My cousin’s backyard has an incredible view of the city
My sister Michelle has been here 2 and a half months already!
My cousin Panchita! Love her!
Maca, Michelle, Me, Panchita- Sisters and Cousins!
Dad snuck in this one
Maca and her hubby
Like father , like daughter!
Pare a fumar!!
Panchita and her super adorable son
Nice teeth Michelle! I like this picture
Something was funny!
Dad entertaining the party as always!
My first night back was definitely a great one! I love my family so much and I’m so happy to be back.
What a memorable week!
I spent the last seven days with my boyfriend and best friends in paradise, Kauai.
Let me say I have never been anywhere more beautiful.
We learned to surf at Kahili beach, hiked the Na Pali coast, snorkeled with Captain Mike, and played cards while drinking cold beers in between. The house we stayed at had the most breathtaking view, you’d have to pinch yourself every morning just to know it was real.
It was life at it’s best. Here’s some pictures I took along the way..
This photo was taken the first night of our trip.. we were lucky enough to have Chef Aurora Rosen cater us. Hire her! She is really amazing at what she does. Healthy and delicious all on the same plate
Part of our view at our house on Anini Vista. The other side is just as good.. everyday the clouds put on a new show..
I took this shot riding a Zodiac boat up the Na Pali coast.. we had so much fun! Captain Mike took us under waterfalls and through caves. It was definitely one of my favorite memories.. Just look at that water!
From inside one of the caves.. creepy!
Sometimes we felt like we were on the ride ‘Pirates of the Carribean’.. speaking of.. the movie was actually shot in this location!
On the way back we came across a rainbow
Caught a beautiful sunset on one of our last nights there..
We spent my best friend Jodee’s birthday chilling on Hanalei Bay, one of the best beaches we ever dug our feet into. It looks cold and cloudy but it was hot and cloudless facing the water. Tricky Hawaii!
We went to a Luau at the St Regis hotel.. the view from their patio really leaves you speechless
Our last day in Kauai we hiked to Hanakapi’ai Beach. It was the hardest hike I’ve ever done but the local hawaiians make it look easy! Atleast at each end you have a reward of jumping into the warm, turquoise ocean! So amazing!
I got to sneak a few of my stickers around town. If you spot any of them make sure to hash tag me on instagram #pau_art
New York City is a special place.
Everything you want at the tips of your fingers
Stumbling into one coffeeshop of many
Fuzzy. .. @ the Cabin
Hello Mr Warhol
Kanye / Jay Z
PAU / VO
I found a Tom Otterness — He is a genius