Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On a Jet Plane~

I did it, one day early in fact, I delivered my whole sale order to my distributor one day early!! I am so glad to have it done. When I delivered it, she advised me not to take too much time off, I have to have a full line ready for a store here in Puerto Vallarta first week of October and double the order I just did for Cancun in October (this trip I will be going on, Lauren, will you be around 2nd week of October??) I know it sounds a long way off but really it's not!

Today I am packed and just getting ready to shower and head to the airport! I am headed to Washington for 3 glorious weeks~I can't wait~ I will do a trunk show July 9th at Manntiques spend lots of quality time with family and have a blast shopping! Yes there are meetings in Seattle and work too......but I am looking forward to a little down time!!!!

For now, adios Puerto Vallarta, adios Mexico, stay classy and stay tunned for some blogs from Gringolandia!!!!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Hurricane take 2~Beatriz

Here we go again....hurricane 2 of the season.......this one is coming close, we are all being warrned to batten down the hatches!!!! Adrian was the first of the season on June 8th, now 12 days later another one..........say a prayer for us! It is starting to rain now.......I'll hopefully have an update later, below is the latest update we got~!

Update: @ 2pm PDT the government of Mexico has extended the hurricane warning from Fortuna to Cabo Corrientes. As of 5am PDT on June 20th, 2011 tropical storm Beatriz was located about 245 miles (395 KM) SSE of Manzanillo, Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center there is a hurricane warning from Zihuatanejo to La Fortuna.
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast by Monday night or Tuesday morning within the warning region. Subsequently a tropical storm warning has been issued from Fortuna to Cabo Corrientes.
Beatriz is expected to produce 6 to 8 inches of rain on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, and Southwestern Mexico.
Updates will follow.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Work work work.............

I am up to my eyeballs in jewelry making!!! I'll be back blogging soon! In the mean time check out my facebook page! Contact me for orders.....ORDER BY JULY 4TH AND GET FREE SHIPPING TO THE US!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Things that make me SAD........

Coming out this morning and finding my car looking like this makes me more than sad. It's true there is no Shangri-La in the world~Even in our paradise. I believe in karma and what goes around comes whoever did this they will get theirs in the I am off to spend some more money to get this fixed.....seems like it's all hitting me at the same time!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


It was a sad day here in Coconut land........Yesterday my beloved drill press died. We had a great run together and it helped me turn out hundreds of pieces! But when you are a busy jewelry designer with a deadline coming up very soon, your drill press dying sends you into a downright PANIC! Thankfully I was able to replace it and the store actually had one in stock that was reasonably priced for Puerto Vallarta.
Yeah I know, boring to most people but I just spent on power tools what I had planned on spending on a new purse over my vacation...........'s hotter than I ever remember it being in Vallarta....last night at 12:25 am the feels like temp was 97 was down right MISERABLE. I am just not handling the heat well at all. I sure home it rains soon or surely I will go crazy! I am right now today the walking definition of a "Hot Mess"

Tonight we are headed to a birthday part for a friend of a friend at Molino Del Agua.....beautiful ocean front condos so it should be a fun evening!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hurricanse season is upon us~!

Well today is a new day and I am feeling much better~! I woke up on the right side of the bed and have lots to get done today! As I came into the office today and was doing my usual morning routine, getting coffee, making my oatmeal, chatting with Danny.........he advised me that our first "tropical storm" of the season has formed in the Pacific Ocean. Adrian is twirling and whirling out in the pacific and could head up this way during the weekend

They never usually come our way but it always make for some exciting times!!!

Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods??

Saludos Chantel

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

blah blah blah

Yep that was pretty much my day. From start to finish I just could never really get it together................this is pretty much how I felt ALL DAY LONG~!

But.........tomorrow is a new day, a day where I get to make up for all the things I didn't do today!~ Plus I get to go shopping with Sarah and start picking out baby stuff~~Hard to believer little baby girl will be here in 10 weeks~ So very excited for Sarah and Sergio!!!

For now I must sleep, good night Puerto Vallarta, good night Mexico and good night to all my friends and readers in all parts of the world~ Here is to tomorrow and making it a better productive day~


Monday, June 6, 2011


So I used to run.......I ran a lot, I ran every day, some days I ran up to 10 miles. Then life got in the way and I stopped running..............for a long time. Well now thanks to Antonio (my boyfriend for those of you new to the blog) he has rallied me and I am back at it! I am in LOVE with my Nike Plus~

I was just informed today that I have passed 50 kms over 31 miles for the last month! Yay me! Little by little I am making a dent!!! 49 I will break the 50 mile mark.........Now I just need the weight to start coming off!!~!!!

Here's to many more GREAT runs at The Fit Club in Puerto Vallarta!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Ramblings....

So it's another beautiful Sunday in my corner of the world! I went out last night with my good friend Deana and some others to watch the Stanley Cup playoffs........they are all from Vancouver so it's kind of a big deal!

We ended up at Garbos for a few drinks after dinner and there was the best acoustic guitar duo playing.......I was in heaven~ My morning was accompanied by a small headache!~ Needless to say I did make it to the gym got just under 3 miles ran......I swear, with the head and alcohol still in me, it was all I could get done!

Costco was a complete ZOO today...........I didn't even see it that busy during high-season. For those of you new to my blog, because I live in a resort town we have seasons here. High season here is October to May when all the snow birds are here and the hotels are packed with everyone from Canada and the US getting the heck out of the cold weather. When June rolls around we tend to slow down for a bit before the Mexican national crowd rolls in for the summer vacation season. Tends to be a big slower money wise for everyone. But if Costco today was any indication, maybe it will be a great "low" season~!

Yesterday was my last Old Town Farmers Market of the season! I am sad, I had so much fun selling my collection every Satruday~ The good news is I am now preparing a larger line for whole sale to Mexico City! Here we go, Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry stay tunned for more exciting info!!

I have a movie date tonight with my favorite Danny~! We havn't gone out in so long and he is really still trying to find himself after his breakup..........he is such a wonderful person I know he will find someone great.........until then hes stuck going to the movies with me!

Hope your all having a wonderful Sunday in your corner of the world!!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

~I AM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, wow....I am back......I've been so buy this winter that my blog has suffered a lot!!! I apologize I want to be a good blogger I really do......but being anal and fostering a growing business in a foreign country doesn't allow for a lot of extra time to blog.......yeah I know blah blah blah....get off Facebook and blog and there would be plenty of time to blog! I want to thank a few of my fellow bloggers for motivating me to keep the blog going!! Namaste by Day,Loves of Life, Canadian Chica in Cancun and Motherhood in Mexico~~~Thanks ladies for keeping me motivated!! I love all your blogs and respect you all as hard working young women keeping life fun and light!

So yes I am back~ Lots has happened in the last 12 months. I went through one of the hardest times of my life 12 months ago but now I am proud to say after some butt kicking I am back and better than ever. I came back to myself and decided to do what I love which is being creative and I have built a successful business! I am the designer and owner of Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewlery.....

I met my now boyfriend of more than a year, our first meeting.........I was less than impressed!! lol,

Our first anniversary at Costa Azul in San Pancho, Nayarit Mexico!

My 31st Birthday with my cutie!!!!

Most of all I am excited about this: I am going to be an Auntie!!!!

This is the beautiful couple that are the proud parents of this little bean!!! My brother Marcus and his beautiful wife Kelsie. They had their wedding here in Puerto Vallarta in 2009

My brother Gavin finally landed himself a pretty suave job in Seattle!! I will be flying up to visit the end of this month! Can't wait to spend a few days at his place in downtown Seattle!!! mom and dad's business Manntiques is ROCKING!!! So proud of these two, couldn't have better role models and mentors to help me along the way......I am one lucky girl!!!!

Ok, my first blog back to catch you all up~ Stay tunned as I have some more exciting news to share soon!!!