Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BCS Pt. 2: Todos Santos

One of the best parts of our trip to BCS is exploring the town of Todos Santos. Just a short drive up the highway from Rancho Pescadero, downtown (if you can really call it that) Todos Santos is a charming place to spend the day. Full of colorful architecture, quaint shops and gorgeous art galleries, there is something for everyone. Every year I go back and discover different things I hadn't noticed the year prior.

Taking in some sun at the Jill Logan Galeria.
The Jill Logan Galeria is a must see. Not only is the artwork beautiful, but the gallery space itself is so quintessentially Baja. Jill herself is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and is happy to share about her artwork as well as the work of other local artists that she displays.


Outfit Details:

Sunglasses - Céline ZZ-Top
Bag - Céline Trio
Turquoise Necklace, Alanna Bess Jewelry
Bodysuit - Zara, similar here
Short - 7 For All Mankind, similar here
Sandals - French Connection Kristen



             








If you are in need of a break from traditional Mexican cuisine, Cafe Santa Fe is a great option for delicious Italian food. They have a beautiful courtyard in the middle of the restaurant, which I completely spaced on photographing! Here is some squid ink pasta to make up for it.


Another fun place to stop, at least if just to say you've been, is the Hotel California. Yes, THAT Hotel California. It's admittedly a bit touristy, but does have a nice gift shop to browse as well as some pretty decor to admire.



Be sure to take some time just to wander around and explore the nooks and crannies of the town. Lots of little stores to duck into. I love picking up unique gifts (no shot glasses, please), as well as traditional Mexican art. 

If you're lucky, you may just make some sweet new friends!

peek-a-boo.





I mean, these two!

Although it's not located in downtown Todos Santos, another favorite place of mine that absolutely needed it's own dedication, is Baja Beans Roasting Company. If you love coffee (this is not a question, is it?) and baked goods (again..you're not fooling anyone), Baja Beans is a must visit. Opened by a retired NHL player and his wife, it's the sweetest little spot, tucked away off the main highway.

Baja Beans roasts the most delicious coffee, grown in mainland Mexico. I always come home with at least 3lbs in my suitcase, so pack accordingly! 

If you happen to be in town on a Sunday, you are required by law (my law) to visit the farmer's market they host in the courtyard. Locals and expats alike sell everything from organic vegetables, to smooth as silk, hand-carved wood bowls and glistening silver jewelry. Get a coffee and peruse. Remember to bring cash, this is not plastic happy America!

Fear not, if you are not hashtag blessed enough to be traveling down to BCS any time soon, BBRC now sells the coffee online (hello, Amazon Prime)! You're welcome, everyone. 



Blueberry scone heaven.

Bonjour, chocolate croissant. 


I know even after 6 visits, there are things in Todos Santos I haven't seen. Have you visited - any must sees? I have to say, I've been dying to visit the Hotel San Cristobal after seeing a few gorgeous Instagram posts. Let me know if there is anything else I'm missing out on - I hate to be left out.

xx Kellie

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