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EXPERIENCE LOS CABOS A Pictorial Retrospective THE MAGIC OF A BAJA WEDDING A Lifestyle Story in the Press Cabo Events & Entertainment New Spectacular Villas Special Offers & Discounts A LMS Publication - Los Cabos, Mexico

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September/October 2010


Staying in a villa has never been so easy...


Lifestyle Villas Magazine - 2010 September/October Issue Welcome to Lifestyle Villas Magazine Welcome to the seventh issue of our bimonthly publication. Here, as well as on our brand new web site, you’ll find great tips for your Cabo vacation, as well as advice regarding villa rentals and amazing discounts. In this issue, we will take you on a road trip through the unknown Baja. We will also share with you the magic of a Cabo destination wedding, which we were honored to host and which has recently been published in Cabo Living Magazine. Don’t miss all the great events and activities for the entire family, and check out our specials on page 17. 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


Los

Experience Los Cabos

At LIFESTYLE, we do not mark up any activities, so you are sure to get the best possible rates plus the added security and confidence that you are dealing with reputable vendors.

Dolphin encounters, a must do while in Cabo Stand Up Paddle Surfing is making it big in Cabo

Experience the Sealions at the Arch.

Enjoy the stunning views of the pacific while on your ATV tour


Cabos

Activities & Leisure A Pictorial Retrospective

Enjoy the serenity. Kayaking, whether Single or Double... a great adventure!

...the endless waters. Hiking in the winter months is superb.Our desert is in bloom & water is flowing from our summer rains.


The Magic of a Baja Wedding Partial article inserts from Cabo Living magazine ~ Winter 2010 issue


A Lifestyle Story in the Press At Lifestyle Villas, we’ve been fortunate to witness many unforgettable moments. Our guests come to Cabo to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions, but probably the most moving ones are weddings! Recently we had the honor of hosting a spectacular destination wedding at the Blue Sea villas, which has been published in the current edition of Cabo Living Magazine. Here, we would like to share with you a few excerpts from this inspiring article. The bride, Anna Urbanik, recounted her wedding story: “And there I was, in the middle of my dream wedding, surrounded by people I loved, overjoyed and…married! Following 14 months of planning and preparation, my destination wedding was finally a reality. With a week-long all-out celebration and guests arriving from six different countries, speaking four different languages, I knew it was going to be an experience of a lifetime, not just for my fiancé and myself, but for all our guests as well. And I was right.


Our Vision ~ When my fiancé, Armando, proposed to me three years after we met, it was the happiest moment of my life. We were celebrating his birthday at Villa Serena, a spectacular beachfront property on the Los Cabos Corridor. At that very moment we decided that Villa Serena and the two adjoining villas that make up the Blue Sea compound would become the venue for our wedding. We were looking for an intimate and sophisticated celebration, and we knew a private villa could help us accomplish just that. After a few years of living in the area and having met here, it was only natural to pick Los Cabos as our wedding location. Baja’s natural beauty and Los Cabos’ prestige as one of Mexico’s top destinations only made the decision easier. Our vision was to keep the guest list small and the quality high. We would hire only Los Cabos’ top vendors and extend the celebration to a full week of fun. It was always difficult for me to think that my wedding day would be over in just 24 hours, so I said, “Why don’t we just turn our wedding day into our wedding week?” Making it last And that’s what we did.


Transportation ~ Our private transportation services made the couple’s life easier during the week-long celebration.

The three luxurious 6,000-square-foot Blue Sea villas provided accommodation for our out-of -town guests and served as the venue for the wedding. The sevenday festivity included a welcome dinner at the elegant 12 Tribes Restaurant in the heart of Medano Beach, our bachelor and bachelorette parties, snorkeling trips, a tour on the Cabo Submarine, parasailing in the Cabo San Lucas Bay, monster zip line expedition for the more daring, and all that just for starters. Since I am Polish and my now-husband Mexican, we also organized Polish and Mexican dinner parties at the villas, where each family would prepare their traditional meals. It was very amusing, to say the least, and allowed our families to get to know each other better...� Details add up ~ When planning a destination wedding in Los Cabos, you’ll have many options to entertain your guests. Take advantage of them. Your family and friends make a sacrifice of sorts to come to your wedding so far away from home, and they will certainly enjoy a fun Cabo vacation. Remember that there is a lot of planning that goes into it, though. Details such as transportation, activity bookings, restaurant reservations, in-villa meals, etc. certainly add up. However, there are companies such as Lifestyle Management Services who can help you make these a breeze. Just like they did for us!


Accommodation ~ Bluesea Oceanfront property Villa Serena, Villa Amanda & Villa Anne-Lie ...

Priceless advice that can make all the difference... My number one piece of advice for any bride who sets out organizing her wedding by herself is to go for it, but hire a coordinator for the big day. Pass on all the information to her in advance and let her take over, while you enjoy the day you’ve worked so hard to organize. It was the best decision I made, and Susana, our coordinator from Lifestyle Management Services, made it possible for me to have the time of my life without having to worry about a missing chair or making announcements or any number of unexpected problems. If you’re organizing your Cabo wedding from abroad, definitely consider a wedding planner for the entire process. Looking back ~ Before flying off to Southern France for our honeymoon, we looked back at our week-long Cabo wedding celebration, and all we could say was, “How in the world were we able to make it all happen?!” And the answer was this: vision, time, planning, and lots of love! ” On behalf of the entire Lifestyle Team, we wish the newlyweds lots of love and may they always be as happy as they were on their wedding day in Cabo.


Villa Anne-Lie ~ Offering a large pool deck, Villa Anne-Lie was the perfect venue for the reception.

Villa Amanda ~ The groom’s family enjoyed the spacious Villa Amanda that also became the venue for the wedding cocktail.

Villa Serena ~ The bride and groom chose the spectacular Villa Serena for their wedding accommodation.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS October 19-23, 2010: 2010 Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, Los Cabos For more info, visit: www.bisbees.com

October 20-24, 2010: 2010 East Cape Classic, Los Barriles, Hotel Palmas de Cortez For information, visit: www.lynnrosetours.com/eastcapeclassic.html

October 29-31 2010: 6th Annual A.L.M.A. Fishing Tournament, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort For information, visit: www.almacares.com/Eastcape_bill�ish_tournamen.html

November 2, 2010: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), nationwide Families and loved ones pay respect to the deceased by creating beautiful altars in the towns’ main square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes, that are elaborately decorated with photos, candles and offerings of food and drink. Preparations and partying for the festival starts the night before, which is the eve of All Soul’s Day. November 3-6, 2010: 2010 Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot, Los Cabos For information, visit: www.loscabostunajackpot.com November 17-21, 2010: 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada For information, visit: www.score-international.com

November 20, 2010: Dia de la Revolución (Mexican Revolution Day), nationwide This year Mexico is celebrating a centennial of the Revolution along with the bicentennial of its Independence. Expect to see parades and festivities on the main squares of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. December 1-8, 2010: Sabor a Cabo Food Festival, Los Cabos For information, visit: www.saboracabo.com


Ongoing EVENTS ongoing SAN JOSE ART WALK: Every Thursday 5-9pm (starting in November) Weekly event held by a dozen or so galleries, where you’ll be able to view artwork in a variety of media and meet the artists, all while enjoying a glass of wine and a scrumptious appetizer.

MEXICAN FIESTA - last Saturday of every month – 4-8pm Musical entertainment, special booths with tequila tasting, arts and crafts, �ine art galleries, and other activities 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 artists and performers. Dance, music, clowns, painting workshops for kids and lots of fun for the entire family. If you’re looking for an authentic local experience, this is it. SAN JOSE ORGANIC MARKET- Every Saturday 9 am-3pm (starting November 6th, 201) A great family-friendly event, where you can spend a day and stock up on organic fruit and veggies or simply listen to live music and try some of the organic delicacies. For more information, visit: www.sanjomo.com For information, visit: www.saboracabo.com


Featuring New Spectacular Villas in Our Lifestyle Portfolio

Casa Juan Miguel, Cabo Del Sol, Casa Juan Miguel is a beautiful ocean view villa, featuring 4,100 square feet of impeccably designed Spanish and Mexican architecture, located in the exclusive gated community of Cabo del Sol. This villa boasts great ocean and golf views of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. This 4 bedroom and 5 bath home offers ocean views from the master, living, dining and kitchen area. You will find marble and granite finishes throughout this newly built villa. Follow us to Casa Juan Miguel in Cabo del Sol...


Casa Corona, Cabo Del Sol, Casa Corona 5,000 square feet, 5-bedooms and has all the finishes you would expect in

a luxury villa rental: open-beam ceilings and natural stone throughout, exquisite kitchen, premium audio/video system, infinity-edge pool and spa with tiki bar, and a collapsing pocket doors that disappear to open up to opens to water and golf course views. Follow us to Casa Corona...


Casa Alegria, Cabo Del Sol, Lifestyle Villas is proud to present Casa Alegria. This beautiful Spanish/Mexican villa

features 6,000 sq. ft of interior living space, 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Overlooking the 18th hole & Cabo del Sol club house, the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez make a stunning backdrop for this villa. Cabo del Sol is only a 10 min drive to downtown Cabo San Lucas.. Follow us to Casa Alegria in Cabo del Sol...


Villa Dulce Vida, Punta Ballena, Villa Dulce Vida is a beautiful, well appointed home located in the private gated

community of Punta Ballena, which is home to the world famous Esperanza Resort. Beautifully framed archways of rich woods combined with marble floors, neutral tones and rich red and brown accents give a classic hacienda exterior look, yet a contemporary interior feel to this home. It is old world Mexico combined with modern day amenities. Follow us to Villa Dulce Vida in Punta Ballena... Tune in for the next issue to view our newest Villas in Palmilla that will be ready to book for the holidays.


Specials

SPECIALS

Now it’s time for YOUR Cabo event. Take advantage of our added value luxury villa rentals and have the time of your life surrounded by loved ones.

With every rental secured through Lifestyle Villas, enjoy 4th and 8th night free! Also, count on experiencing the following services without any extra charge: • • • • • • • •

Pre-arrival destination planning Pre-arrival grocery shopping & stocking (does not include grocery items) 1 arrival airport to villa private transportation in luxury late model SUV Arrival welcome cocktails & light snack Meet & greet by your Lifestyle concierge who is on call 24/7 Breakfast prepared fresh in your villa the �irst morning (Groceries not included) Daily housekeeping (Except Sundays & Holidays) Hand daily delivery of NY Times fax


Make your event or stay in Cabo distinctively YOURS with Lifestyle’s array of professional services: • • • • • • •

Personal Chef Catering Services Private Transportation Activities Reservations Butler Services Life Music And much more…

And for limited time, book your activities …


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Lifestyle eMag Sept/Oct 2010 issue  

Lifestyle eMag Sept/Oct 2010