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Thursday, February 4, 2016

{Panama}: Lunch and Flowers at Finca Lérida, Chiriquí

Kimonos are great for staying cozy and looking chic during the fall and winter time!
Beautiful flowers at Finca Lérida, Chiriqui Panama

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Hi guys! For our third and last day vacationing in Boquete, I decided to take Gabe to one of my family's absolute favorite spots for lunch: Finca Lérida. Each time we visit Chiriquí, we always make sure to stop here to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal by a great view of the mountains and the coffee plantations. We also really enjoy taking a short walk around the area to see all the beautiful variety of flowers that grow there. If you visit Chiriquí, I definitely recommend stopping here at least for lunch (or even to stay!), it is like a peace of heaven on Earth.

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Para nuestro tercer y último día de vacaciones en Boquete, decidí llevar a Gabe a almorzar a uno de los lugares favoritos de mi familia: Finca Lérida. Cada vez que visitamos Chiriquí, siempre nos aseguramos de parar aquí para disfrutar de una deliciosa comida gourmet junto a vistas hermosas de las montañas y de las plantaciones de café. También nos gusta mucho caminar el área para disfrutar de todas las flores coloridas que crecen allí. La próxima vez que visiten Chiriquí, los exhorto a que pasen a almorzar en Finca Lérida (o incluso hasta quedarse!) porque es como un pedazo de cielo en la tierra. 

The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
Cute Kimono outfit for Fall or Winter
{Dress, Kimono, Shoes, and Rings/Vestido, Kimono, Zapatos, y Anillos: Forever21 (Panama)  ;  Tights/Medias: Target (USA)  ;  Earrings/Aretes: Stevens (Panama)}

Photos by/Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

{Panama}: Los Quetzales and Cerro Punta, Chiriquí

Loving this cute Fall outfit with red Boots
Floppy Hats are the perfect accessory for Fall and Winter

Monday January 11, 2016

Hi guys! For our second day vacationing in Chiriquí, we decided to drive up to Cerro Punta for some countryside sightseeing and a quick lunch at Los Quetzales. One of my favorite parts of visiting Chiriquí is simply driving around with my windows down and breathing in the fresh country air. The trip to Cerro Punta got even better after we bought several flowers for our city homes and enjoyed some delicious strawberries and cream, a traditional dessert of the area ;)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Para nuestro segundo día de vacaciones en Chiriquí, decidimos manejar hasta Cerro Punta para disfrutar de los bellos paisajes y almorzar en Los Quetzales. Una de mis partes favoritas de visitar Chiriquí es simplemente conducir con mis ventanas abajo y respirar el aire fresco del campo. El viaje a Cerro Punta se hizo aún mejor después de que compramos varias flores para nuestros hogares de la ciudad y disfrutamos de unas deliciosas fresas con crema, un postre tradicional del área ;)

Beautiful Scenary at Cerro Punta, Chiriqui Panama
Beautiful Scenary at Cerro Punta, Chiriqui Panama
Cows at Chiriqui Panama
Boquete Indigenous locals at Chiriqui Panama
Cute Cabins in Volcan, Panama
Enjoying delicious fresas con crema in Chiriqui, Panama
Strawberries and cream are a traditional dessert served in Chiriqui, Panama

Wishing you all a fantastic week!

Les deseo a todos un excelente semana!

Loving this chic black and white outfit for Fall and Winter
Lunching at Los Quetzales Hotel in Cerro Punta, Panama
Cozy dinner at The Rock in Chiriqui Panama
{Dress and Hat/Vestido y Sombrero: Forever21  ;  Tights/Medias: Target  ;  Boots/Botas: Present/Regalo}

Photos by/Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Monday, January 25, 2016

{Panama}: Flower and Coffee Fair, Boquete Chiriquí

Breathtaking View from Boquete Chiriquí, Panama

Sunday January 10, 2015

Hi guys! A couple of weeks ago, me and Gabe decided to take a mini staycation by driving up to Boquete in Chiriquí for a couple of days. Here are some photos of our first day in Boquete where we got a sneak peek of the amazing flower display for the upcoming Flower and Coffee fair that takes place in this town every year. The rich saturated colors of the sea of different types of flowers were absolutely breathtaking; especially with the mountains and river backdrop.

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Hace un par de semanas, Gabe y yo decidímos tomarnos unas mini vacaciones y conducimos a Boquete en Chiriquí para descansar un par de días. Aquí les comparto algunas fotos de nuestro primer día en Boquete donde pudimos ver un adelanto de las flores hermosas sembradas para la Feria de las Flores y del Café que toma lugar en este pueblo todos los años. Los colores saturados de los diferentes tipos de flores estaban absolutamente hermosos; especialmente junto al paisaje de montañas y ríos.

This floral maxi dress is perfect for Spring!
Gorgeous flowers in Boquete, Panama
Relaxing Vacation in Boquete, Panama. Click through for more photos!
Beautiful Flowers at the Feria de las Flores in Boquete, Panama
Beautiful Flowers at the Feria de las Flores in Boquete, Panama
Beautiful Flowers at the Feria de las Flores in Boquete, Panama
Beautiful Flowers at the Feria de las Flores in Boquete, Panama
Relaxing Vacations in Boquete, Panama. Click through for more photos!

Boquete is simply the perfect place to get away from the city and unwind. The weather is cooler, the breeze is lovely, the town is simple and quaint, and the views are spectacular. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is visiting Panama.

Boquete sencillamente es el lugar perfecto para escaparse de la ciudad y descansar. El clima es más fresco, la brisa es deliciosa, el pueblo es sencillo y pintoresco, y las vistas son espectaculares. Sin duda se lo recomendaría muchísimo a todos los que vengan a visitar a Panamá.

Cute Pony on my vacations in Boquete, Panama
Cute and Friendly dog on vacations at Boquete, Panama
Cocktails by the fire at Panamonte, Boquete Panama
Boquete in Panama is a fantastic vacation spot for locals and tourists! Click through for more details
{Dress, Jacket, and Shoes/Vestido, Chaqueta, y Zapatos: Forever21  ;  Necklace/Collar: c/o Onecklace.com}

Photos by/Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Saturday, January 23, 2016

{Sneak Peek}: My 1st City Apartment in Panama

Gorgeous view of Panama City at Night

Hello everyone!! If you follow me on Instagram (@thejoyoffashionblog), you probably already know that I recently received the keys to the first apartment I have ever purchased!! Can I get a hip, hip, hooray?!?! It is a 2 bedroom junior penthouse apartment in a building located in San Francisco (referring to of course an area in Panama City by that name, not in California, lols!). Plus, it is just a couple of blocks away from my office (goodbye Panama traffic!). 

-- En Español -- Hola chicos!! Si me siguen en Instagram (@thejoyoffashionblog), seguro ya saben que hace poco recibí las llaves del primer apartamento que he comprado en mi vida!! Weeeee!!! Es un apartamento de 2 habitaciones, junior penthouse, dentro de un edificio localizado en San Francisco (refiriéndome por supuesto a un área en la Ciudad de Panamá con ese nombre, no en California... jaja). Además, el apartamento queda a tan solo un par de cuadras de distancia de mi oficina (adiós tráfico horroroso de Panamá!).

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

I am super duper excited to be decorating my apartment and making it the chic and colorful world that I yearn to live in. You can definitely expect all sorts of colors, flowers, and fun details to be a part of my home decor. I can't wait to share with all of you every step of the way as well as DIY projects and decorating tips. For starters, here are a couple of sneak peeks of my new apartment before furnishing it:

Estoy super emocionada por decorar y amueblar mi apartamento para crear ese mundo chic y elegante en el que siempre he soñado vivir.  Por supuesto que pueden esperar de mi apartamento todo tipo de colores vivos, flores, y detalles divertidos. Estoy ansiosa por compartir con ustedes cada paso de este camino como también tutoriales y tips de decoración. Para empezar, aquí les muestro un adelanto de cómo se ve mi apartamento antes de amueblarla:

Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama

I was SOOOO excited the day I finally received the keys, that I decided to celebrate by sipping champagne while watching the sunset from my new balcony. The view from my apartment is absolutely magical, overseeing both the ocean and the city. I could not feel more blessed and happy for this amazing opportunity!! Hoooorrraaayyy!!! Thank you for letting me share this important step in my life with all of you :)

Yo estaba tan pero tan emocionada el día que por fin me dieron las llaves que decidí celebrarlo tomando champaña y viendo el atardecer desde mi nuevo balcón. La vista desde mi apartamento es realmente mágico porque se puede ver tanto el mar como la ciudad. No puedo creer lo afortunada y bendecida que soy por tener esta oportunidad tan increíble! Weeee!! Gracias por permitirme compartir con ustedes este paso tan importante en mi vida ;) 

Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Apartment with a beautiful view of Panama City, Panama
Cheers to a new Apartment!

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger