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ART & MUSIC AROUND LOS CABOS - Summer fun for the entire family Strolling the San Jose Art District Live music highlights for a sultry Cabo night Family events around Los Cabos Original art treasures behind the doors of Lifestyle Villas Yandi Monardo - Following the zeal for art all the way to Los Cabos
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Lifestyle Villas Magazine - 2010 July/August Issue
Welcome to Lifestyle Villas Magazine Welcome to the sixth issue of our bimonthly publication. Here, you’ll find great tips for your Cabo vacation, as well as advice regarding villa rentals and amazing discounts. In this issue, we will guide you through the growing local art scene. You’ll find out just what to see and hear around Los Cabos this summer. Don’t miss all the great events and activities for the entire family, and check out our specials on page 8. Lifestyle Villas, a division of Lifestyle Management Services, is a carefully handpicked selection of stunning beachfront, ocean & golf view villas and condominiums in Los Cabos’ most prestigious developments. As a locally owned and operated company, we are dedicated professionals with over a decade of experience in providing luxury villa rentals, hospitality, property & lifestyle management services for sophisticated travellers like you who appreciate our attention to detail and personalized service. Enjoy our magazine and we look forward to working with you & providing an unforgettable experience that leaves you longing for your return. Sincerely, Alejandro (Ali) & Sheri Ordonez Co-Owners, Managing Partners Lifestyle Villas & Lifestyle Management Services
Strol ing the San Jose Art District Strolling the San Jose Art District On a lazy summer a�ernoon or evening, take a leisurely stroll through the ever growing San Jose Art District. Just behind the main square, away from the busy main streets, you’ll be able to experience Los Cabos and Mexico through the eyes of local and interna�onal ar�sts and ar�sans. These unique galleries hosted in old adobe buildings will surely oﬀer a cultural ou�ng like no other. Maybe you’ll even meet the ar�st and hear a story or two hidden behind each piece of art. It’s a great way to ﬁnish oﬀ an evening, a�er a gourmet dinner in one of the many ﬁne restaurants surrounding the gallery district.
AMBER ART - An art gallery featuring the ﬁnest Chiapas amber collec�on, handcra�ed by the owner. It includes perfume bo�les, jewelry and sculptures as well as handmade Chiapas tex�les and original local ﬁne art. Obregon #18 Historic District, Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Daily 10 am-6 pm. Phone: 105-2332. ARTE JULIAN GARCIA - Julian Garcia’s pain�ngs and metal sculptures are a must see when you’re in Los Cabos. Also featuring na�onal and interna�onal art exhibi�ons. Plaza Paulina, Morelos at Comonfort, Historic District, Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Open Mon--Fri 9am2pm and 4pm-7pm; Sat 9am-2pm. Phone: 142-3566. BARRIO LATINO - The perfect combina�on of fantas�c La�n art and ﬁne jewelry. Hidalgo at A. Obregon, Historic District, Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Mon-Sat 10am–8pm Phone: 142-6394. CASA DON PABLO - Custom ironwork, original Mexican art, Talavera, woodcarvings, ﬁne silver, and local historic photographs. V. Guerrero between A. Obregon and Zaragoza, next to Ida Victoria, Historic District. Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Daily 10am–7pm. Phone: 142-2539. GALERIA DE IDA VICTORIA - Fine art by local and interna�onal ar�sts featuring pain�ngs, sculpture, photography and limited edi�on prints. Exhibi�ons change o�en. Custom archival framing studio. V. Guerrero 1128, between A. Obregon and Zaragoza, two blocks behind the church in the Historic District Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Open Mon-Sat 10am–7pm. Phone: 142-5772. LA DOLCE GALERIA - Artwork by na�onal and interna�onal ar�sts with modern pain�ngs that embrace color, texture and self-expression. Inside La Dolce Ristorante, Plaza Mijares at Hidalgo and Zaragoza Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Open Tue-Sun 11am--12am. Phone: 142-6621. OLD TOWN GALLERY - See Mexico through the eyes of the ar�st. Original art reﬂec�ve of Los Cabos by local and interna�onal ar�st, and unique Bohemian crystal sculptures. 20 A. Obregon, between Morelos and Guerrero, Historic District Downtown San Jose del Cabo. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Phone: 142-3662. PEZ GORDO - A most unusual art gallery. Original modern art by many Mexican and interna�onal ar�sts, with changing exhibi�ons and shows. Two loca�ons: (1) A. Obregon 19 between Morelos and Guerrero, Historic District, Downtown San Jose del Cabo. (2) Tiendas de Palmilla. Transp. Hwy Km.7.5, San Jose del Cabo. Open Mon to Sat 10am–6pm and Sun10am—2pm. Phone: 142-5788.
LIVE MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS for a sultry Cabo night While in Los Cabos, explore the local music scene as it grows and makes a name for itself. With many established groups and new ar�sts, you’ll be sure to ﬁnd just the beat you enjoy. Jazz with a twist - In addi�on to classic jazz, you may want to check out some new takes on the genre. On Fridays at Local Eight, Sebas�an Dimarco and Todd Clouser try their hand at jazz and beyond. On Thursdays and Saturdays at the Esperanza Resort restaurant, don’t miss piano/organist Roberto Blanco with a quartet performing popular material with a jazz bent. Every Wednesday, local musicians gather at Casa Natalia in downtown San Jose to fuse jazz, funk, reggae, and La�n sounds. On weekends, check out jazz at Ruth’s Chris Steak House with saxophonist David Cantoni. There’s gonna be some rockin’ - For rock fans, there are some excellent rock cover bands in town. A favorite is La Flaka, a ﬁve-piece band performing 90's rock from the States and Spanish language hits each Friday at the Corner Bar in San Jose and Saturdays in San Lucas at Desperado's. For an all-English experience, Hot Steel performs Fridays at Baja Brewing in San Jose del Cabo and Saturday at the brewery's loca�on in Cabo San Lucas, oﬀering energy-laden rock and R&B, with a spa�ering of Elvis Presley. And don’t forget the classic--the Cabo Wabo Can�na is celebra�ng its 20th anniversary this year. Viva Mexico! For a more tradi�onal Mexican beat and family-friendly entertainment, choose a Mexican Fiesta with folkloric dances, music and food. One of the most seasoned ﬁesta spots is Solmar Suites’ La Roca Restaurant. Live music, piñatas, folkloric dance show and an 18-dish buﬀet are all part of the fun. Every Saturday star�ng at 6:30pm. In San Jose, a great op�on for a Mexican ambiance is Tropicana Restaurant. A favorite hangout for the local Gringo community with nightly live entertainment.
Family Events Around Los Cabos MEXICAN FIESTA - last Saturday of every month – 4-8pm. Musical entertainment, arts and cra�s, ﬁne art galleries, special tequila-tas�ng booths, as well as other ac�vi�es at the San Jose City Hall Plaza in downtown San Jose. PLAZARTE- Every Sunday 6-10pm San Jose del Cabo, Plaza Mijares Cabo San Lucas, Plaza Leon Cota Collins Family entertainment by local ar�sts and performers. Dance, music, clowns, pain�ng workshops for kids and lots of fun for the en�re family. If you’re looking for an authen�c local experience, this is it!
Original art treasures Behind the doors of Lifestyle Villas
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Casa Stephens, Punta Ballena, features 5,800 interior square feet, with a total of six bedrooms, one of which is an outside casita located next to the pool, and a total of six and one-half baths. All six bedrooms have an attached private bathroom. The outside casita has a full kitchenette, half bath and steam shower located steps from your large infinity edge pool and Jacuzzi. This five-star property is a second-row villa, located in the gated community of Punta Ballena. Situated within a five-minute walk to the beach and beach club and a ten-minute walk to Esperanza resort, where you can enjoy a nice lunch or visit their award winning spa. The dining room with ocean view features a beautifully handcarved table for ten and a bar that seats four. The kitchen features top-ofthe-line appliances and a breakfast bar that seats five. View this listing...
Casa Stamm -Casa Stamm, Cabo del Sol, is a 3,900 squarefoot single-story, Hacienda-style home situated on the 1st fairway of the
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The Internview... Yandi Monardo—artist and teacher inspired by Los Cabos’ magic It comes as no surprise that, over the years, Cabo has become an enclave for artists from around the globe. Driven here by the stark landscape and the special quality of light, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers and many other inspired individuals now call Baja their home. Love at first sight - Among them is Yandi Monardo. While still fond of the green fields of his native Uruguay, where traditional barbeques, soccer and mate are at the core of daily life, Yandi has made a new life in Mexico. Having first arrived in Mexico City in 1997, he and his family have discovered the magic of Los Cabos just six years ago. It was love at first sight. They were instantly struck by the natural light and long sunny days, but most of all, as Yandi recalls, “by the colors that are real and don’t lie.” Past and present in his work - In Los Cabos, Yandi has encountered a firm motivation to reflect on and document the importance of the area: its rich waters, flora, fauna, its people with their culture and history. He looks up to the ancient masters who left their symbols in the area over 13,000 years ago. Finding inspiration through daily work, he says, “When it comes, I like it to find me right there…working.”
Yandi Monardo Following the zeal for art all the way to Los Cabos.
In his work, Yandi most often turns to themes that reflect on our traditions (myths and legends) as well as on the commitment each human being should have with the reality in which he lives. With a strong background in constructivism, he makes a line the starting point for each piece of art, where an inventory of ensembles, collages and characters come to reassess direct language through symbolic expression and traces of primitivism.
Yandi Monardo Following the zeal for ar t all the way to Los Cabos
Yandi Monardo Fo l l o w i n g t h e z e a l f o r art all the way to Los Cabos.
Fun and inspiring children’s art workshop- Yandi’s own community involvement is an important part of his work. For over a decade he’s been involved in a project to promote and rescue the art of north Argentinean villages. In Los Cabos, he’s been wholeheartedly committed to an art workshop for kids of all ages. His workshop helps children explore different techniques through which they can express their emotions and feelings. At the same time, it’s a fun and creative activity young participants truly look forward to.
For more information about Yandi’s work as well as his workshops, you can contact him directly at: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: (624) 174-4145 Web: www.monardoyandi.com
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Published on Aug 4, 2010