These days it has been challenging for small businesses to find ways to reward their team members for their hard work. I am very grateful that I was fortunate enough to reward 8 of my team members for exceeding our goals for 2010!
We began our excursion on Sunday, March 6th arriving in paradise in only 4 ½ hours and drove 1 ½ hours from the airport to arrive at our final destination of Tulum, Mexico. This is by far one of my favorite places to vacation – It’s a bohemian, cool, laid back town with exquisite white sandy beaches.
We stayed at the Coqui Coqui residences www.coquicoquispa.com/residences where there is a perfumery on-site where you can purchase their variety of intoxicating perfumes, soaps and candles.The combination of orange blossom and coconut scents with the sound of the ocean breeze made this the perfect setting for a relaxing get away.
The next few days were spent enjoying massages, doing a bit of yoga, swimming in the ocean and mostly lounging on the beach. As this past winter in New York was such a rough one, we all worshipped the sun for those few days! At night we hit some of Tulum’s best restaurants, one of them being Posada Margherita www.posadamargherita.com . Owned by native Italians, Posada makes the best homemade pastas, bread and also offers delectable seafood dishes using organic ingredients. After our delicious evening our palettes were left longing for more so we decided on Mexican food and headed over to El Tåbano. With it’s eclectic mix of traditional Mexican fare combined with Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine, El Tabano made us feel just like we were in grandma’s kitchen. The gorgeous open air night sky and refreshing cucumber margaritas made it the perfect night!
Being in the beauty industry, we always come prepared with “equipment”; blow dryer, styling products, the works but being that Coqui Coqui is an Eco-friendly hotel, we decided to go au naturelle and skip on the blow dryers and hairsprays. Our hotel bathing water was actually sea water and with the combination of the ocean air we all had beautiful beach waves day and night. The best way to achieve this look is by always adding extra moisture to your hair with a leave-in conditioner of your choice. My Assistant Manager ,Yasmin used the perfumery’s own hair conditioner as she loved the aromatic scent of orange blossom every time the wind blew in her hair. My favorite conditioner/styling product was the coconut oil – It’s great to tame any frizz and conditions dry or sunburned skin. Our trip to Tulum was such a team building and bonding experience that we will never forget.