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Upcycle Coca Cola Bottles as Planters

Recycling and upcycling is huge in Mexico making my time here a frugal experience. Even trendy 5th Avenita incorporates upcycling in its restaurant and boutique decor.  One of my favorite hings to  partake in down in the steaming, hot Yucatan is an ice cold bottle of Coca Cola (paired with a bag of pork rinds).…

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Upcycled Plant Pots

Mexico is famous for using every day items for a purpose. The country is constantly coming up with creative ways to upcycle. After a visit the local plant nursery  to purchase succulents for a new project, I found the containers they were in to adorably rustic and simple. They look delightful on my balcony and…

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Chevy’s Frozen Pool Party Piña Colada Drinks

It was a pool party on the rooftop down in the Yucatán. Hotdogs, raw veggies and watermelon were the main course, but the real hit was the frozen  piña colada pineapple drinks created by Chevy.   We sipped the cool drinks from the pool ledge as we volleyed the ball back and forth over the net.…

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Andale’s 10th Anniversary in Playa del Carmen

The music from the Andale 10year anniversary bazaar echoed from my balcony. We walked toward a barricaded street stuffed with people. Andale is a publication in Playa del Carmen. Crowded groups push their way along piles of used and new items. Books, pallet furniture, clothes and godly amounts of shoes. Snack vendors hog the street…

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Robin Kavanagh Gallery

Robin Kavanagh is a Canada based artist and graphic designer who has been painting and drawing seriously for almost 25 years. Click here to read Robin’s full biography and to view his artwork. Descriptions depicted by Robin are below each piece of artwork.  Hereditary Cloud – digital illustration (iPad) Mental illness runs in my family like a line…