My Private Mexico Uncategorized WINTER-SPRING BLOG


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Winter/Spring Blog 

What a Winter! Cold, cold, and colder, travelled to Mallorca for Reyes (Three Kings) Freezing temperatures but cosy warm dinners in some of our favourite restaurants. 



Simple “menu del dia”, local dishes excellently prepared. 

Situated in market area. 

Tel. 971 236566 


We also discovered an old restaurant out in the country past Airport.

DON CARACOL …. superb typical Mallorca cuisine. Blazing Fire. 


Don Caracol, 

The Piazetta,   

“Also known as the Plaza” 

Situated in the square Andratx 

The only Pizza I will eat…. Plus, delightful fresh Salads, Pasta  

Fish and Meat. 


MILLOR   restaurante/millor 

Call 687432823 

Family run Restaurant….Menu del dia,,,, 

Sundays a special day a delight often with Suckling Pig. 

JAVI is the Chef, and he is marvellous. 

Situated in Calle de’ Espartero 24. In the area known as Son Armadams. 

Simply the Best! 


Mel’s Bar  mel-s-bar 

Carrer dels Pins, bajo 17 bajo 7, 07610 Ca’n Pastilla, Balearic Islands, Spain 

A lovely afternoon with pale sunshine spent at Mel’s bar


A great meeting spent with our insurance agent Rita Last 

RITA LAST – Insurance 

C/ Garcilaso de la Vega, s/n (Complejo 4 Illes)
07181 Costa d’en Blanes (Islas Baleares)
Mob.: (+34) 618 327 307
Office: (+34) 971 675 413 

Best Insurance Person on the Island. 

Whilst visiting Rita you can pop into the

French Coffee shop 


Unfortunately, due to snow up in mountains not possible to visit our lovely  

Es Guix. 


I attended a glorious party for the launch of Gabriel Escarrer Founder   Book.  

My Dear friend Gabriel. what a joy he is. The event was hosted at the Victoria. One of Gabriel’s famous success stories, 


JUAN SANCHEZ NAVAS Oftalmologo www.juan-sanchez-navas 

This amazing man is an Ophthalmologist. He first gave me laser treatment twenty years ago. I still visit him on a regular basis. I trust him with my eyes. I would trust him with my life! 



Great flights as usual from EasyJet… How awful what they are going thru today with flight cancellations etc. They offer such wonderful service and will always have my vote 

“As an ex-stewardess I so appreciate a happy crew and super landings.” 

Francina Armengol Una mujer completamente incalificable,siempre hay una mencion de ella en la prensa almost every day es tan Fuerte , always giving staunch support. As President of the Balearics. 

Francine does her job so well. 




Attended the Foreign Airlines Association monthly luncheon, the first to be held in two years. Wonderful to see all my Airline colleagues… 

The Event was hosted at the CHESTERFIELD HOTEL. I had forgotten how lovely this property is. An old established Quintessentially British Classic place to stay. Full of charm, with a unique personality, housed in two very pretty buildings 

In Charles Street Mayfair, I would also like to add. Arriving on a freezing cold day I headed for the Powder room which was a warm and comforting delight. 


“London slowly coming back to life after Covid” 

Have made a couple of visits to R.A.C. in Pall Mall where everything is in full swing. The delightful Christophe Chilard Club Room and Cocktail Bar manager
and the charming Ryan make my time Spent there even more pleasant. 


Heard from Peter Traynor. Railbookers Please lookup this site it is so interesting. I have known Peter for many years, he is a craftsman of travel.  


Had great meetings with Justine of Cariad Marketing what would we do without them  


ELIAS FISH.  This wonderful fresh fish shop is based at 8 Bittacy Hill.NW7. 

If you live nearby do not fail to buy your fish here. If you do not live nearby. Go anyway!! 

Believe me you will not regret it.  


Valentine’s Day …! We went to Paris for Dinner….How grand…. EUROSTAR AS ALWAYS CHECK IN LIKE SILK…THEY MAKE IT SO EASY TO TRAVEL… 


Small, comfortable, quiet back street, no wonder we return here. so welcoming……Situated in Montmartre and close to Pigalle. 


25, Rue Le Peletier, 75009. 


We both love this restaurant. Oysters, set up outside on the cobbles, wonderful turn of the century atmosphere and décor. Frederick the manager is a delight. Always gives a warm welcome. Food sublime, they also do a dish of the day. Within walking distance of Hotel Anjou. Even in the rain it is romantic! 



Cancun, Riveria Maya, and Mexico in General continue to thrive well. The market has recovered to 2019 levels 


May 22nd to 25th 

Tianguis Turístico, which will take place in Acapulco. 

We are busy planning our arrangements to attend this event. This great Mexico Travel Market is returning to  

It is “home” ACAPULCO “where it first began in the sixties………. 

I cannot express sufficiently my happiness at returning here to visit both Las Brisas and The Ritz two of my favourite Hotels. We will be staying at the Ritz, where in fact I personally stayed on my first visit to Mexico all those years ago! My good friend Reyna Luna was there then, and she is still there now. This lovely Resort which began as a Fishing village and still retains its authenticity.  

News from friends in Mexico, some “giants of the industry” 

ELLA MERSSELI – from her adored Los Cabos 

SAKARI MALINEN – Sales Director Xcaret Hoteles These Hotels are an ecological Resort and a beautiful theme Park which will teach you more about Mexico and its beauty then a Guidebook!!!   

I have known Sakari since his days with Four Seasons, He is a great Hotel Man. One of the very best. 

BLANCA COSSIO –Parnassus Hotels. Cancun. I have known Blanca during all her hotel career. 

TUI. I attended Tianguis Flying with Tui. in Merida last November, there was not an empty seat on the aircraft. They are thriving throughout Mexico. They are a great company!!  Great people. Their team here in U.K. is second to none. 

HABITA: Upmarket Hotels. Stylish. Elegant. 


JUAN CARLOS DEL RIO EPIC. The very best Ground Operator for Los Cabos.  Epic Group DMC Mexico – Los Cabos 

Daniel Mellado: Just about to open SECRETS MOXCHE, PLAYA DEL CARMEN. This is going to be a sensational Property in the hands of a sensational hotel man.  



I have caught up recently with an old acquaintance the very famous Rick Stein. 

What amazing work this man has done for my adored Mexico….His restaurants are legendary. 

I have a special place in my heart for the first one…. Back to those golden days of Keith Floyd 

And Totnes…. I am looking forward to visiting Padstow and Rick sometime soon. 



www.mranthony fitton/consultant 

(Hons), MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast) 

GMC number: 3322156 

Practicing since: 1989 

A truly delightful man who will put you at your ease immediately you enter his Surgery 



Great News! Matt begins his wonderful Beach BBQs at Easter! Can’t wait one of my absolute favourite places. 



What would we have done during lockdown without the staunch support of Richard and Vicki not to mention great Takeaways. 



Phone: 01364 661629 

My Family now live in another part of Dartmoor. So, this is another marvellous find. 


The Plough on the Hill, Marlborough 

Break your journey at this fabulous Pub., just off the M4 Meet John and Sonia who will take great care of you. Super Sunday Roast!