So we are settling into life in Rincon and well, me encanta. :)
I feel a sense of belonging here that I didn't feel in Hatillo or Old San Juan and I'm so relieved. There is a big health movement making waves here. I guess it's only been in the last year or so that the Yoga/Health community has really taken the reins from the more party-rific folks. As we continue to try to find our business path, it's becoming quite clear that we may fit in best providing cuisine for the local villas who host Yoga retreats and other vacation getaways. As opposed to opening a restaurant, we are moving towards just transferring Tommy's Private Chef business, Quality Thyme to the island. We'll likely have to supplement our income beyond the Chef/Catering services but that's pretty standard here and we're thinking we'll likely try to sell some prepared foods at the local Farmer's Markets. The FM's here aren't nearly as big as the one's we are used to out in CA, but the health conscious folks are certainly hungry for what they offer. We've already met a handful of Yoga teachers and Villa owners who are looking for exactly the type of services we are used to providing and if we go this pathway, we'll be able to make our own schedule and have full control over every aspect of our business without a huge start-up cost. I just love the idea of providing healthy food for people on a case-by-case basis.
I'm super anxious to get working and feel like things are finally unfolding---it's been a huge undertaking transitioning to this new life--BUT it's happening. Rincon is special and meeting so many like-minded individuals has been food for my soul. It's country out here and yoga pants are becoming a bit of a uniform but you know, it's starting to feel like home. And well, that feels unbelievably good.
Here are a few pics of our neighborhood. Looking forward to a full moon beach bonfire tomorrow, which I'm sure will yield more great photos. Love to you all y gracias para leyendo, Juni
|Tommy enjoying a beer at La Copa Llena|
|One of the most amazing snorkeling beaches, Steps|
|Sunset at Villa Cofresi|
|One of the local Yoga studios, La Paz|
|a neighbor's cool tree with interesting white leaves|
|large pods on the ground|
|the pods come from these trees with the red flowers|
|close up of the red flowers|
|We cannot figure out what these large round fruits are...literally the size of bowling balls!|
|My favorite coffee shop :)|