Mexico. Chilequiles. Margaritas. Guacamole. Best friends and great people. What else could you possibly ask for??
I’ve been in Playa del Carmen at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya for the past week for Food Blogger Camp. Can you say fabulous?!? Because, that is what it was. There were endless amounts of guacamole, and really what more could a girl ask for?!? The sessions were educational and inspiring. The resort was mind blowing and breath taking. I was ready to call my boyfriend back in LA and have him pack up the apartment and meet me in Mexico so we could move into the Grand Velas permanently. I’m fairly certain that if I was able to get The Real Housewives series in Mexico, then moving there would be a simple thing to do! But, I have my priorities people – so I am back safe and sound in L.A.
It’s hard to sum up the event into a post, so I want to share a few of my favorite things…
Between learning valuable info from all the great leaders, I got to spend the week with one of the most beautiful people in the world, my roommate, Brooke from Food Woolf. She is amazing. Love her to the moon and back.
I got to spend amazing time with some of my best friends Brooke, Matt, & Adam, and some of my favorite people, Lucy, Carrie, Marla, and Michael. I also was fortunate enough to be with some amazing role models and mentors Todd and Diane, Elise, David and Jaden and met so many more fabulous people.
The tequila and margaritas were in abundance… as was the guacamole. Obviously the idea of guacamole available at all hours of the day is extremely exciting to me! At one point in time I thought I might have overdosed on guacamole… but about 45 minutes later I got over it and was back to my food of choice!
Mexican food buffets were around every turn. I think I have turned into one giant Mushroom Quesadilla – because I literally ate 3 plates of them a day. Happiness.
I was eager to try a Lebovitz Isle. Fabulousness in a cup. Pineapple juice and champagne. Perfection. I’m bringing that drink back to L.A. for sure! It’s the perfect poolside cocktail!
And of course there was 24/7 room service which we took full advantage of in the wee hours of the morning…
All in all the week was amazing, delicious and yummy 🙂 I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful resort to kick off 2011. I’m already looking forward to next year, wherever camp might be!
Read more posts about Food Blog Camp 2011:
(I’ll be updating this all the time – so if you write a Food Blog Camp post – leave me your link and I’ll add it ASAP!
Food Blogger Camp (Website)
Food Blogger Camp Photos (Flickr)
Food Blogger Camp Riviera Maya (Family Fresh Cooking)
10 Lessons Learned from Food Blog Camp 2011 (Food Woolf)
Pool Time! Video (Matt Bites)
Food Blog Camp: Seeing the Light (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
The Greatest Job in the World (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
Food Blogger Camp 2011 (David Lebovitz)
Food Blog Camp! ¡Hola! México! Part Uno (Kitchen Conundrum)
Food Blog Camp 2011 (Mommy Cooks!)
Food Blog Camp 2011 (Deliciously Organic)
Food Blog Camp: Hello from Mexico! (Daily Nibbles)
What I learned…Food Blogger Camp 2011 (A Communal Table)
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Food Blog Camp 2010 (Adventures of an Amateur Foodie)
Hola from Riviera Maya (Savuryandsweet)
If You’re Happy and You Know it, Eat Foie Gras (FRANtastic Food)
Food Blogger Camp: Molecular Gastronomy Demonstration (The Recipe Renovator)
Community Across the Globe: Food Blog Camp 2011 (The Urban Baker)