Siestas in Mexico

That’s not my siesta… she’s my mama!

Sorry, couldn’t resist a classic.

After the excitement of exploring our local cenotes, our second day in Mexico was spent just lapping up the sunshine, gorging ourselves on avocado (again), reading our books and playing in the waves.

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Starting with a good old drink of that sunrise, and a dance with the waves.

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Wearing a dress from potentially my new favourite dress brand. These guys!

Everything is incredibly feminine, very flattering and very red dress emoji.

Though no match for that sea breeze!

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We had breakfast beside the pool of our hotel.

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Lounged and watched the morning sky come to life, while sipping on a big mug of coffee.

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Sitting comfortably in companionable silence, just appreciating the jaw dropping beauty of the place.

Counting our lucky stars and breathing it all in.

A little later, we slathered on sunscreen, slipped into swimmers and set up camp on the beach.

Strolled along the bay with fresh coconuts, chatting away about everything and anything!

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Yellow mesh bikini // Black cat eye sunnies (bargainous!)

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A far cry from the mirror-like, turquoise lake of a sea we were expecting, waves rolled in strong and fast.

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Supplying us with hours of amusement!

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I was very pleased I packed my little waterproof camera, we laughed so much taking these snaps; I must have swallowed half the ocean in the process!

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Beach babe ^ for life.

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We read our books beneath the palms.

I loved “Gone Girl” & “Girl On The Train” and “The Girl With No Past” has been hailed as the new page turner… don’t bother. It’s awful. We both read and hated it.

However we’ve both started “The Ship of Magic“… and it is spectacularly good! First part of a trilogy, too. So there’s lots more goodness to come.

Next on the list – “All The Light We Cannot See“.

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We took up our already familiar seats for lunch.

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Tucking into fresh fish, tacos and as much guacamole as we could manage.

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Before retiring to our sunbeds for two well deserved siestas.

Later in the afternoon we padded over barefoot to the tree-house bar.

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Collected a couple of frozen margaritas, blitzed with fresh strawberries and drizzled in lime.

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We slurped them overlooking the bay.

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And when the waves got too much to resist, we took them on a little stroll through the shallows.

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We spent our day between the pages of our books, ducking and jumping the rolling waves, stretching out on the soft sands and generally melting into a state of holiday bliss.

Exactly what the doctor ordered to see off the January blues!

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For supper we walked through the steamy evening, along the winding path and over to the garden restaurant.

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We were serenaded by a beautiful man plucking at a Spanish guitar.

Here we dined on a light supper of seafood and iced wine.

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And toasted to a proper day of nothingness, done just right.

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  • This looks amazing!! πŸ™‚ love this post!

  • Ooo, a day of nothingness sounds amazing! What a beautiful place x Jersey Girl x

  • Merinda

    Rosie, this place looks amazing. Giving me massive wanderlust while I sit here at work. By the way, you’re looking INCREDIBLE. All of that guac and tacos must be working for you!! I’m down for that diet. Haha x

  • Roxana

    Amazing! You look incredible!

  • This sounds like the perfect lazy beach day! And I love your bathing suit!!

  • I am SO envious Rosie! I’m just about to book a trip to Mexico, Belize and guatemala for April and these pictures just make me want to be there right now!! Can I ask which camera you are using these days? xxx Thanks love!

  • looks so gorgeous!!! love that bikini on you πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for the book recommendation! (And non-recommendation ! It’s nice to know when novels don’t live up to the hype)

  • love your bikini!! so cute and perfect the summery vibes at the beach. so sad I’m stuck in cold DC rn :/

  • That place looks amazing πŸ™‚ Wish I was on the beach right now!

  • Your trips are always so amazing looking!


  • Looks gorgeous! Love the dress and that brand is just dreamy!! xxx

  • Just lovely!

  • Love this post! Think I might have to pay Mexico a visit!

    LEACH |

  • Ah, Mexico looks so good right now!! I feel like I am the only one that did not like “Gone Girl” I was expecting so much more from the ending that I was just like….eh. Loved the “Girl on the Train” though.

  • Ella Christian

    That yellow bikini is stunning on you! Such a great color <3 I've loved keeping up with your Mexico trip – did you get a chance to grab any guacamole at the airport when you left? It's so cheap and so delicious!

  • i’m curious to know.. does your mama take these beautiful shots of you rosie???

  • Vanina

    How wonderfully relaxing and recharging it all sounds and looks! The simple things…

    Side note: Rosie, EVERYTHING you wear ALWAYS looks so much better than on the models of the original web links. You kind of show it the way it was intended. πŸ™‚

  • Gorgeous photos, the sea is so blue! Looks like you’re having a fab time xx

  • I have the best of fun jumping into the waves when I go to Brittany in France over the summer so I can definitely understand all the fun you must have had in those massives ones in Mexico, I bet the sea was slightly warmer than the Atlantic;). What a fun and relaxing holiday you had, lucky girl!

  • Elanor

    It looks amazing there! I’m very jealous, I wish I had a holiday to go on to get away from this cold weather…

  • That yellow dress is a must for a beach vacation!

  • All The Light We Cannot See is so good! If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you add Station Eleven to your list. One of the best books I’ve read in ages! x

  • I loved All The Light We Cannot See. Also nice seeing more bloggers talk about reading and what there reading.

    Fiona xx Coffee and Confetti

  • I love the pictures of you playing in the waves, they’re great! Your mum is such a babe, I aspire to look like her now let alone when I’ve got grown up children of my own! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

  • Oh my good.. I could not help but dribble when reading this post. the photography is amazing as it just shows how much fun these holidays are! The place looks beautiful and the food incredibly tasty. That yellow dress suits you sooo well! x

  • Madison

    LOVE the spirit of this trip – sunshine, sea and relaxing with mom. Would definitely spoil my mother this much if I could!!

  • Mal

    Makes me miss Summer ever more!

  • Looks amazing! Plus that yellow dress is stunning!

  • Emma

    This looks so heavenly! I loved All the light we cannot see, it is a really lovely book x

  • Yellow is such a beautiful colour on you rosie!! And i love those shots of your mama! πŸ™‚

    xx Carina // Blog . YouTube

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Seriously loving your holiday pictures! The pictures of you on the waves though, wow!

  • Ah so many amazing photos! I love the dress you’re wearing!

  • Well if this isn’t the perfect haven to relax I don’t know what is – seriously considering a beach escape ASAP!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • I was considering Mexico for my honeymoon and now I am certain after seeing your pictures! Glad you and your mum are having such a fabulous time! Steph xx

  • You look gorgeous in your yellow dress Rosie! You & your Mum look so alike!!!! I read all three of the books you mentioned & agree with your sentiments! I got so bored with The Girl With No Past. I’m off on hols on 20th so have made a note to download The Ship Of Magic – thanks for the recommend.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • What a dreamy day – I love splashing around in proper waves and I want to swim in that guac! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Enjoy the Ride

    I really enjoy your posts, but your puns… you got to love them. πŸ™‚

  • Kari Guastella

    I want to just slide into this post! How incredible!

  • *Books flight to Mexico* this looks so gorgeous, definitely on my to travel list now!

    The LDN Diaries

  • Victoria

    Wow, it looks incredible!!
    I also LOVED ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Girl On The Train’ but thought ‘The Girl with No Past’ was so disappointing, so much so that I gave up reading it about half way through!

  • I love your mumma-daughter getaways! xo

  • The slow pace

    I’ve just finished All the light we cannot see and I loved it. The kind of book you can’t stop reading. But I have to warn you: the reality it represents it’s very, very hard. But I’ve felt like I’ve learnt a lot from it. It’s funny how much you can reflect and learn from those kind of bestselllers…

  • Looks like a dream!! So fun, and I love all the yellow! It looks really good one you. The dress and bathing suit are so cute.

  • Ashlee

    Wow that yellow dress is stunning!

  • Rosie your pictures are stunning. I can actually hear the waves crashing just looking at them!!

  • Love this post – days of nothingness are exactly what my dream holidays consist of. There’s nothing better than relaxing with a good book! Speaking of books, I love hearing your recommendations, because I seem to love and loathe the same ones that you do. If you could set up a Good Reads account, or write a post about your all time favourites, that would be dreamy! Rosie x

  • Sepideh

    How amazing to do a trip like that with your mom! I’d love to do that too!

  • Seriously beautiful photographs. I love Mexico, have been three times, it’s a lovely place!

    The yellow dress and bikini really are gorgeous.

    Laura xo