This year I did something I’ve never done before. I escaped Christmas. In the days leading up to “the big day” I baked the cookies and gave out the tips to service people. I went to a few parties and bought a little gift here and there.
But right now, as you perhaps are cleaning up ribbons and wrappings, I am digging my feet into the warm sand. Just a three day escape to change things up.
It is my way of announcing to the world (and to me) that “things have to be different around here.” It is to teach me to be flexible and spontaneous and mostly to embrace the new. It was time to step out of the (beloved) family traditions — the smoked salmon on pumpernickel and the caviar blini, the frosty champagne, the beef wellington and the buche de noel.
I’m not particularly a beach person. I like the beach well enough, but I don’t crave it, as some people do. The drive to Tulum where I am at the moment, is but a three hour drive from my house. Here I am sitting with strangers from cold, northern climes who are soaking up the sun and chugging the margs.
This winter Caribbean is too chilly, for this tropical gal who’s used to 100F weather, to be sunbathing in a suit. I’m cozy in a delicious hoody — precious since it’s from the now defunct American Apparel. I am given over to a delicious novel. There’s a bottle of serious wine to accompany a can of award winning pate (really!) my DD brought me from the Aveyron. A jar of cornichons, some fine crackers, a bar of chocolate and some crisp apples. My Christmas on the beach.
Wishing you peace and love, today and always.
P.S. You can see photos from my trip if you click on the Instagram photos on the bottom right of this page.
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