Margaritas, Cold Shoulders and Family Reunions

Loreto Bay is a popular place for Canadians and Americans to buy second homes. The weather is glorious, the prices reasonable and the neighbors friendly. Tuesday was Margarita night at a local restaurant, so we went for drinks and to meet my cousin, who I haven’t seen in over 25 years.

Wearing- Cold shoulder top | cigarette pants 

dressed for dinner in Loreto Bay, Mexico

Pedro’s restaurant has just relocated to a new spot. They’ve poured the cement floor, erected the walls with doors and windows and opened for business. There’s no second floor or roof yet which hasn’t stopped them from serving and having a full house!

margaritas at Pedro's in Loreto Bay

Margarita night at Pedros
my cousin, me and me second oldest brother, Peter..I had the best hair that night:)

Even after 25 years, I could have picked my cousin out of a crowd. His resemblance to my oldest brother and uncle is startling.

I frequently see my Mom looking back at me from the mirror. He must see his Dad, my Mom’s brother….because he looks just like him.

After catching up on 25+ years of family history we headed into downtown Loreto for dinner at a fabulous new restaurant call Mia Loreto.

cold shoulder top

I wore my white pants and cold shoulder top in deep navy from Purple Poppy. I love the deep V-neck in the back and asymmetrical hemline. It’s flowy and falls away from my tummy… which hides a multitude of guacamole and chips:) The 3/4 sleeves are perfect for showcasing bracelets. I didn’t add a necklace because it would compete with the cold shoulder detail.

wearing cold shoulder top with the owner of Mia Loreto
With the owner of Mia Loreto restaurant

I like that this top is a knit so it’s drapey and never needs ironing. It came right out of my suitcase looking perfect. I’m wearing a medium but I could have probably worn a small too!

The weather continues to be hot and sunny so we’re packing a picnic lunch and headed to the beach tomorrow. I hope the weather is treating you well where you are.

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Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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  1. I am ordering that top right now in black. I was just going to ask what size you are wearing?!

    1. I’m wearing the medium but think the small would be a better fit for me. I may get the black in small!

  2. How wonderful that you got to see your cousin after all those years!

    I love the cold shoulder top with the white pants! Such a fun look!

    1. It was such a surprise and so fun.

  3. You look great in this and very youthful and relaxed. Enjoy your time there!

    1. It’s a very relaxing spot!

  4. Paula Lusk says:

    You look so happy and cute in these pictures. Sounds like you are having a great time.

  5. Well, here in central east Alberta, we got 6 inches of sloppy wet snow yesterday, so no, the weather isn’t treating us well at all! All the more reason to enjoy your experience vicariously. I think Brrr when I see your cold shoulder look, but I know it’s perfect for Mexico.

    Don’t you just love Mexican architecture?

    1. The architecture is glorious and fun! I hope it warms up for you, Elaine:)

  6. Love this outfit on you! I may just have to order it–it will be my very first “cold shoulder” top 😉 I do wish they would include measurements on the Purple Poppy size–unless they are there & I can’t find them…

    I think Loretto Bay looks amazing and I’m looking into booking a vacation there for my husband and myself, thanks to you! I surely appreciate your restaurant recommendations and any other tips you can share.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    1. Thanks Grace! I think this top runs a little big, which I like!

      1. Do you know why Purple Poppy doesn’t list their measurements?

      2. I do not, but I will ask. They do have a telephone number for the shop…perhaps they could tell you more about the sizing.

  7. You certainly did have the best hair that night. Lol How wnderful to reunite with a cousin after so many years.
    I’m trying my hardest to convince my hubby we should rent a villa in Mexico for a month next year. Please send more pictures. ????

    1. I will keep them coming! We may rent next winter too.

      1. Can you contact me, Jennifer? I’d like to get in touch with someone for a recommendation. It’s always a little scary to rent from afar.

      2. Emailing you now!

  8. Jennifer, you look so pretty in that cold shoulder top and white cigarette pants.

    1. Yes, it’s a 6 hour dress be north of Ls Paz in the gulf side. So pretty

  9. Your trip looks fabulous. YumYum Margarita(s). And your outfit is perfect too!
    Suz from Vancouver

    1. Thanks!! We are having fun.

    1. It was a very large Margarita:)

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