MEXICAN MEMORIES VOL. 3: ONE-WAY TICKET TO PAPAYA PLAYA PARADISE

Have you ever been at one place which you did not want to leave? A place where the set up is just perfect? A place with the right crazy crowd, with creative and spiritual vibes, with electrifying music, with delicious food? A place on top with sun and beach and palm trees and turquoise sea water? A place where you just live the dream and enjoy every minute of the day?

Well, I had serious problems packing my luggage and leaving such a place… This is why I will book only a one-way ticket next time. Ladies and Gentlemen, I herewith present paradise on earth: THE PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT (www.papayaplayaproject.com).  

Behind all this stands Design Hotels’ founder Claus Sendlinger, a creative master mind and visionary, who found a shabby  beach stretch with some 100 cabanas which got refurbished by the Design Hotels’ creative team. Together with like-minded partners he built up this experiment, a 5 months pop up project lasting from December 2011 until May 2012, offering a platform for sustainable but at the same time cool and stylish tourism. 

The hotel bar is run by KaterHolzig, Berlin’s legendary Bar25’s offspring, being also responsible for the recording studio and all the unforgettable special event nights with DJs from around the world.

42 RAW, an organic restaurant concept from Copenhagen, fulfills all culinary dreams by preparing all food under 42 degrees and using only organic ingredients from near by.

On top “So Happy Spa” treats you with all kind of Mayan shaman secrets to pamper body, mind and soul and twice a week you can “oooooohm” good morning to sun rise.

Shopping addicts or simply those who want to buy fancy and traditional souvenirs will  get to know Konstantin and his Mini Super shop. It specializes in eccentric finds from solar-powered gadgets to unusual jewelry designs, beach wear, accessories, erotic toys and handicrafts from the region and beyond. And once the project is closed or you forgot to bring your nearest and dearest something special -> Konstantin will tour around Berlin with his mobile mini super. Have your eyes open!

So.. Around you is probably the most magical part of nature, set deep in the heart of mystical Mayan Tulum, where pleasure, travel and livelihood coexist in an eclectic life style, where ideas of the future are born. In this context, feel free to check www.findinginfinity.com, a non-profit organisation searching for this future powered solely by renewable energy and at PPP working on a system to use underground water for the hotel area.

Claus and general manager David explained us how they want to build up an open office space for creatives who can set up their work base once they reopen most probably in September 2012. Please think of me as I can’t wait to live this gypset lifestyle and continue working on some new collections inspired by Mexico for www.silviagattin.com.

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