1/4

It looks like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have called it quits again…this time for good?
The couple reportedly split during their romantic New Year’s getaway to Mexico after a big blow-out fight!
An insider confirmed that their little getaway to Mexico didn’t go quite as planned.
“The two of them flew to Mexico for New Year’s Eve, but had a blow-out argument on December 30 and broke up. Selena left Mexico that same day and Justin left for L.A. on the 31st”, according to the source.
Maybe Selena wasn’t too impressed with rapper Lil’ Twist tagging along on their romantic tr ip?
Just a day before their breakup the couple was spotted smiling as they landed in Puerto Vallarta,Mexico to ring in the New Year.
The couple have been off/on since October but it appears they have called time on their relationship yet again.
Continue reading about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s Breakup in Mexico at OpposingViews.com!

It looks like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have called it quits again…this time for good?

The couple reportedly split during their romantic New Year’s getaway to Mexico after a big blow-out fight!

An insider confirmed that their little getaway to Mexico didn’t go quite as planned.

“The two of them flew to Mexico for New Year’s Eve, but had a blow-out argument on December 30 and broke up. Selena left Mexico that same day and Justin left for L.A. on the 31st”, according to the source.

Maybe Selena wasn’t too impressed with rapper Lil’ Twist tagging along on their romantic tr ip?

Just a day before their breakup the couple was spotted smiling as they landed in Puerto Vallarta,Mexico to ring in the New Year.

The couple have been off/on since October but it appears they have called time on their relationship yet again.

Continue reading about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s Breakup in Mexico at OpposingViews.com!

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It may be winter, but Jessica Alba is smoking hot!

The 31-year-old actress looks mighty fine while on vacation with her family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Appearing superslim and totally toned, Alba showed off her flat stomach in a retro printed orange, pink and green bikini while taking in the sun with daughters Honor and Haven.

Alba completed her beachy look with a high bun, trendy black glasses and a great tan.

If only all of us could have such a fit physique post-holidays!

Mario Lopez is officially off the market ladies!

"The X factor " judge married his longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza in his native country on Saturday, E news is reporting.

The newlyweds tied the knot at Lopez’s friend vacation home in Punta Mita, Mexico.

E News! Says that a Catholic priest wed the love birds in a traditional ceremony at sunset.

The publication adds that Lopez’s BFF (Best Friend Forever) Eva Longoria was a bridesmaid and walked down the aisle. Lopez and Mazza’s 2-year-old daughter, Gia, also walked down the aisle as a flower girl.

150 guests attended the ceremony.

In January of last year Mario Lopez got down on one knee with some serious bling and proposed to Mazza over the New Year’s festivities in Ixtapa, Mexico.  

"We took a walk alone as the sun was setting," Lopez told entertainment publication US Weekly.

"I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!"

"Besides our daughter’s birth, this was the best moment of my life!" Mazza added.

Continue reading about Mario Lopez and longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza at FoxNewsLatino.com!
11/29

Media personality Ryan Seacrest and dancer Julianne Hough enjoyed their vacation inMexicothis weekend, according to People.  The couple took a romantic stroll, hand-in-hand, along a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Saturday. Despite a lavish Thanksgiving meal a few days earlier, Hough maintained her toned physique while sporting a bikini. On the other hand, Seacrest showed no skin in a hat, shirt, and shorts. The pair met in 2007, when the Dancing with the Stars and American Idol sets were across the hall from each other.
Where are three romantic Mexican vacation spots to book with your partner?
Cupid’s Advice:
Romantic vacations send sparks flying in any relationship, and lavish getaways in exotic locales are closer than you think. If you’re thinking of dipping your toe in those warm tropical waters, take a look at these three exciting spots:
1. Playa del Carmen: A small town about an hour south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen was originally a fishing village, but now exists as a center of tourism toMexico.  You get the beautiful warm Caribbean waters without all the hustle and bustle ofCancun. And for scuba divers, the world’s second largest coral reef is right off the coast.
2. Puerto Vallarta: A well balanced tourist city; perhaps the full package. History, ecology, and tourist attractions litter the sites of Puerto Vallarta. No matter what kind of relationship you’re in, you’ll find something here. The Splash water park, and Vallarta Adventure Center offer great programs for couples or families who are looking to play on the slides, or swim with the dolphins.
3. Tulúm: Once a secluded getaway, the Cobá port houses some of the best preserved Mayan ruins, and breathtaking underground water caverns. Definitely the quietest option for a romantic getaway, the New York Times describes it as a “yoga aesthetic” for the well-traveled boomer era professional. Eco-adventures and plenty of accommodation make it the perfect spot for a magical getaway with your spouse.
(Via OpposingViews.com!)

Media personality Ryan Seacrest and dancer Julianne Hough enjoyed their vacation inMexicothis weekend, according to People.  The couple took a romantic stroll, hand-in-hand, along a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Saturday. Despite a lavish Thanksgiving meal a few days earlier, Hough maintained her toned physique while sporting a bikini. On the other hand, Seacrest showed no skin in a hat, shirt, and shorts. The pair met in 2007, when the Dancing with the Stars and American Idol sets were across the hall from each other.

Where are three romantic Mexican vacation spots to book with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Romantic vacations send sparks flying in any relationship, and lavish getaways in exotic locales are closer than you think. If you’re thinking of dipping your toe in those warm tropical waters, take a look at these three exciting spots:

1. Playa del Carmen: A small town about an hour south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen was originally a fishing village, but now exists as a center of tourism toMexico.  You get the beautiful warm Caribbean waters without all the hustle and bustle ofCancun. And for scuba divers, the world’s second largest coral reef is right off the coast.

2. Puerto Vallarta: A well balanced tourist city; perhaps the full package. History, ecology, and tourist attractions litter the sites of Puerto Vallarta. No matter what kind of relationship you’re in, you’ll find something here. The Splash water park, and Vallarta Adventure Center offer great programs for couples or families who are looking to play on the slides, or swim with the dolphins.

3. Tulúm: Once a secluded getaway, the Cobá port houses some of the best preserved Mayan ruins, and breathtaking underground water caverns. Definitely the quietest option for a romantic getaway, the New York Times describes it as a “yoga aesthetic” for the well-traveled boomer era professional. Eco-adventures and plenty of accommodation make it the perfect spot for a magical getaway with your spouse.

(Via OpposingViews.com!)

Diane Kruger knows how to stay sizzling hot during the chilly holiday season!

Just days after bundling up for the Champs Élysées Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Paris, the 36-year-old blond beauty headed south for some fun in the sun with her beau Joshua Jackson in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Kruger stepped out for some poolside relaxation time at their hotel looking as fit as ever in gray bikini bottoms and matching strapless bikini top.

The German-born actress completed her lounge look with a tan fedora hat and sunglasses (not to mention her rockin’ set of abs!).

Meanwhile,Jacksonlooked equally caliente in a pair of black, green and blue swim trunks.

(Via E! Online)

10/19

Kelly Osbourne was all smiles at a photocall for E! Entertainment in Mexico City on Wednesday.  She looked like a space-age stewardess in a silver peplum dress with a long purple ponytail.   

Home to world-renowned resorts such as the Four Seasons and Grand Velas - both more than a decade old, the Riviera Nayarit is no stranger to luxury. The St. Regis Punta Mita, the newest member of this AAA Five Diamond club, however, has been steadily redefining what it means to be a top-tier luxury resort in Mexico. By weaving the traditional rituals defined by The St. Regis over the years with some of the local of traditions of theBay ofBanderas area, The St. Regis Punta Mita offers guests a unique “Mex-Lux” experience.

Officially opening in November of 2008, The St. Regis Punta Mita has been receiving accolades since its inception. The resort’s architect, Roy Azar, was awarded Best Interior Design project inMexicofor his ability to successfully incorporate and showcase the surrounding nature of Punta Mita into the design of the resort and in 2010, the resort’s signature restaurant Carolina was also awarded AAA Five Diamond status, making it the only Five Diamond restaurant onMexico’sPacificCoast.

What has guests really raving, however, are the daily activities ranging from culinary lessons to extreme sports - all designed to introduce visitors to the local culture of Punta Mita. On Mondays, guests meet with local chefs to learn how to make Ceviche, a Mexican favorite consisting of diced onions, cilantro, tomato, cucumber, and raw fish or shrimp “cooked” with the acids of lime juice. Tuesdays offer Mexican cocktail classes at one of the resorts four bars and on Wednesdays, guests can learn how to make another staple of Mexican cuisine, Guacamole. Thursdays showcase a Mexican twist on the classic Spanish favorite, Paella, as chefs walk guests through the creation of the dish as they cook the seemingly endless ingredients over a massive fire pit on the beach. 

In addition to the culinary experiences, a new partnership with Punta Mita Expeditions has allowed The St. Regis Punta Mita to offer their guests a variety of physical adventures, all departing from the resort’s beaches. The activities range in difficulty-level from family-friendly adventures like Snorkeling and Stand Up Paddling to more serious excursions like SCUBA Diving and Spear Fishing. According to Nicolas Melani of Punta Mita Expeditions, the most popular expedition at The St. Regis Punta Mita has been the Sea Safari, a three-hour boat trip to the nearbyMarietaIslandswhere guests Snorkel and Stand Up Paddle Board. “Guests have been very responsive to our new line of experiences at The St. Regis,” commented Carl Emberson, the resort’s General Manager, “as they don’t waste any vacation time shuttling to and from external activities. Everything happens from our beach.”

The weekdays are certainly jammed packed with fun activities, but it’s the Fridays at The St. Regis Punta Mita that you don’t want to miss. Early risers can join a scheduled walk to the nearby fishingvillageofPunta Mitaat 9am, thrill seekers can try their hand at Stand Up Paddle Boarding at 10am, and fishermen can cast some lines at 11. And if your favorite angler strikes out, you’re still in luck as the 11:30 bell on the beach means it’s time for “The Catch of the Day.”

Each Friday at half past eleven, a boat full of local fishermen parks on the resorts Sea Breeze beach, loaded with the freshest of the morning’s catch. Local fish such as Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Sea Bass, Parrot fish, and Red Snapper (often massive in size) are laid out on a bed of ice for guests to inspect. The resort’s executive chef is on hand during the event to describe the difference between various fish and make recommendations as to the most delicious ways for each to be prepared. Guests can then choose what sounds best to have for lunch or that night’s dinner.

After the Catch of the Day, the remainder of the afternoon is one of leisure. At sundown, guests and staff meet in the stunningAltamiralobby for the famous St. Regis Champagne Ritual. The open-air lobby overlooks a seemingly endless river of infinity pools that run down the heart of the resort to the beach. Needless to say, the views are breathtaking and on Fridays, the sunset is made even more picturesque with the addition of a meticulously arranged pedestal, covered in white linen, upon which sit a golden-hilted saber and bottle of Veuve Clicquot on ice. True to the ritual, a staff member unsheathes the saber, which he swipes up the shaft of the bottle, slicing both the cork and the neck clean off in an explosion of bubbly excellence. Naturally, the champagne begins to flow and guests and staff mingle as the sun dips lazily below the horizon.

Freshly caught fish for lunch, a day by the pool overlooking the ocean, swords and champagne at sunset… what more could you ask for from the perfect Friday? How about a torch-lit, family style barbecue dinner on the beach? Each Friday evening, guests gather on the resort’s Sea Breeze beach where a dinner table fit for a royal feast awaits on the sand. The aroma of grilling BBQ ribs, steak, chicken, fish, and Mexican sausage wafts the beach as guests have the chance to meet, mingle, and dine together. A trio of local musicians strum classic tunes as the evening unfolds leaving many guests to conclude that at The St. Regis Punta Mita, luxury is truly paradise found.

9/25

Hidden Moon Star, Wes Bentley, Explains His Love of Mexico

Universal Pictures International Mexico presents the film “Hidden Moon,” a feature film written, directed, and produced by the winner of the “La Diosa de Plata,” Pepe Bojorquez. Produced by Antonio Ruiz Arrieta, Raymundo Diaz-Gonzalez and executive produced by Rodrigo Lobo Morales, with Victory Blvd Success Entertainment Films and production companies. The main cast is headed by Oscar® winning film actor (American Beauty) and BAFTA® nominee for Best Actor, Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), sharing credit with leading Mexican actresses Ana Serradilla and Osvaldo de León.

The Mexico Tourism Board was named “Tourism Board of the Year” by Virtuoso, the world’s most important luxury tourism network. The Mexico Tourism Board was recognized for the work performed and results achieved in promotion strategies, market diversification, advertising campaigns and partnerships with major travel agents worldwide. The recognition was given at Virtuoso Travel Week, one of the most recognized trade shows in the international luxury travel market which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo accepted the award.

"Mexico has been an integral part of the Virtuoso destination family throughout the years and continues to show its commitment to this network from the highest levels,” said Virtuoso president and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch. “Mexico is a unique destination, close to my heart, and I am thrilled to see that our members and their clients share my passion for the diverse beauty, proud heritage, stunning cuisine and a rich experience Mexico offers upscale travelers,” he added.

Virtuoso Travel week was attended by more than four thousand industry specialists and leaders from 85 countries and 350 thousand businesses, Mexico was the main highlight of the event in getting this highly praised award.

Photo: From left, Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, chief operating officer of the Mexico Tourism Board and Undersecretary of Tourism; Matthew Upchurch, chairman and CEO of Virtuoso; Mexico Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo; and president of Virtuoso Kristi Jones pose with the Virtuoso Tourism Board of the Year award during the Destination Showcase dinner on Monday, August 13, 2012 in Las Vegas. (David Becker/AP Images for Mexico Tourism)

Starting in July, audiences in Mexicoand South Americacan look forward to seeing the world famous performances of Dan Sperry and “The Illusionists”.

Sperry, whose acts on “America’s Got Talent” made him an international media sensation, is one of the seven members of this incredible group that includes Brett Daniels, Jeff McBride, Mark Kalin, Jinger Leigh, Andrew Basso and Joaquin Kotkin.

It has been announced that the Illusionists will first be taking stage at the world’s largest theater, theAuditorio Nacional, in Mexico City from July 12th through July 22nd. They will then perform at theAuditorio Banamex in Monterrey from July 26th -29th , and will finish off the Mexico tour at the Teatro Diana inGuadalajara,Mexico October 2nd through October 5th.

Fans will be able to see Sperry’s talents up close and personal, which have led to his off-Broadway success and growing role in the entertainment world. Sperry expressed that he wanted to give his supportive international audiences a chance to see him perform, and assures his team of illusionists will leave it all on the stage for his supporters in Mexico.

When not performing inNew York City, Sperry continues to be in-demand at venues throughout the world. Tour stops in earlier 2012 included the Sydney Opera House, the Marina Bay Sands inSingaporeand other sold-out appearances. In addition to performing, he also lent his talents in special effects and magic consulting earlier this year with popular band Jane’s Addiction for their “Theatre of Escapists” tour.

Chuck Hughes, celebrity chef from Montreal, took a tour of Mexicoto film his new eight-part TV series,Chuck’s Week Off. Through the show, he experienced many aspects of Mexican culture and found himself loving Mexico City, in particular, the French-influenced Condesa district. In describing Mexico City, he says, “It’s probably cooler than New York, it’s probably cooler than Paris, it’s probably cooler than London. It’s just a lot of creative young people.” Hughes traveled out of the city to the rural areas of Mexico, where he experienced lassoing, hiking, and diving. “I’d love to raise my kids inMexico City. I love the whole country, it was amazing, butMexico City in particular was really eye opening to me.”

Hughes felt at home in Mexicodue not only to the hospitality of the countrymen, but also because the staples of traditional Mexican cuisine reminded him of those of Canadian cuisine. “Being from Quebec, my whole life I grew up on pork, corn, potatoes, and when I look at Mexico it’s the same kind of deal,” he explained. One thing he found very different however was the hot habanera pepper!

While shooting inMexico, Hughes grew fond of certain Mexican foods, including tongue tacos and real cane sugar Coca Cola, which he had for breakfast. Later in the day, he devoured traditional street food made of cut mangoes, cucumber, and coconut seasoned with salt, chili flakes, and juice.

Of course, he dedicated a large portion of his time to learning traditional Mexican cooking techniques, where the technology was often less than what he had grown accustomed to in his well-known restaurants, Garde Manger and Le Bremner, both popular spots inMontreal. 

The trip proved to be an experience to remember, and he has a new appreciation for the traditions of Mexican cuisine and cooking methods. “I think that’s probably what I take back the most from my whole experience,” he explained “Not necessarily any specific recipe but more of a philosophy and a way of treating the ingredients, looking at ingredients and respecting the food.”



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