How many times have you daydreamed about moving to a tropical beach, far away from the hustle of everyday life to open a tiny beach bar? For me, it’s a bakery. Somewhere to enjoy a simple life, where time slows and you truly focus on what you love. Zan and I let ourselves daydream often, but then reality sinks in. We think about all of the wonderful opportunities home provides, how much we truly love Cali and the US and how hard it would be to move so far from friends and family. But the thought of owning a small business on a tropical beach will never leave our minds. I was inspired by Eric and Mya because they did exactly that. They moved from NYC to Tulum, Mexico, one of my favorite places I’ve ever traveled to, and opened the coolest farm-to-table, open air, zero electricity restaurant. Tulum is stunningly breath-taking and I remember being captivated by the beach there when I was 16 years old. I’ve been there twice, including our honeymoon and we plan to go back hopefully sometime soon. It’s part of the Riviera Maya in Mexico and has been rated one of the top ten beaches in the world. It’s becoming quite the chic place to vacay too. With that said, I can just imagine living in the lush rainforest, shopping local marts for fresh ingredients and then heading back to a no-walls restaurant to cook for some laid back beach goers… all while drinking a fresh, muddled cocktail. It’s all just too good. Ah, one can daydream! Here are some photos of Hartwood via The Selby.
All photos via The Selby