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MiguelA1969

47 M
Los Angeles, California

I love to hike and do art. I love the beach. I work as an administrative assistant. Soccer and tennis are my favorite sports. I like to volunteer at the LA LGBT Center. Modigliani and Diego Rivera are my favorite artists. I love Asian food - Japanese mostly. I love to travel.

Member Since: May 14, 2017 | Originally From: Bell, CA | Relationship Status: In a relationship
Body Type: Few extra pounds | Ethnicity: Latino/Hispanic | Friends Call Me a: Art Lover, Beach Bum, Coffee Addict, Fashionista, Foodie, Shopaholic, Music Lover, Activist | I'm looking for: Friends, Networking

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MiguelA1969 Loves These Places
  • Nice French/Mexican fusion!!!!
    I had high hopes about Cafe des Artistes. Really high!!!! The food is exceptional. It's creative. It's very Mexican with strong French influence. The place is gorgeous!!!! It looks like a museum!!!! The garden is equally gorgeous BUT PEOPLE CAN SMOKE THERE - UGH!!!! I ordered the lamb chops and taboule. I didn't really like my taboule appetizer. The lamb chops were to die for!!!! They were not lamby at all. Perfect!!!! They have exceptional choices for wine!!!! Service was top notch!!!! My matcha white chocolate cake really disappointed me. I am a huge matcha fan and the matcha flavor was just not there. We got foie gras and macarons compliments of the chef!!!! What can I do without at Cafe des Artistes? Smoking in their gorgeous garden!!!! They have too many dishes with my least favorite "very Mexican" ingredients (yucky things that repeatedly made it to our dinner table as I was growing up) - like chayote squash - ewwww!!!! What stands out at Cafe des Artistes? Exceptional meat!!!! Sheer beauty!!!! Four stars!!!! Cafe des Artistes is really ridiculously great!!!!

    May 14

  • Nice beach and OK food!!!!
    The place looks really, really nice and the beach is not rocky as it was at The Westin. There is great ambience here!!!! We rented a Balinese bed and it was pretty comfy!!!! We had a time share guy come to us and we agreed to check out their presentation so we lost two hours of our sunning time!!!! However, we did get free hour long massages and an $800 peso discount!!!! It was kind of worth it. We had no problem with our service. Jonathan was great!!!! Although the food we ordered (sliders and club sandwich) was was weak as were the margaritas they did have exceptional craft beers for only $75 pesos!!!! I got the Los Cuentos craft beer!!!!The crowd is cool we actually got to meet some friendly guys from Rancho Cucamonga!!!! The pool is pretty murky - ewwww!!!! There is a dressing room with lockers and showers and they are clean. What can I do without at Mantamar? The time share guy. The weak sliders. The murky pool. What makes Mantamar stand out? It is not run down like Blue Chairs. The great craft beers!!!! The beach!!!! Four stars!!!! Mantamar is really ridiculously cool!!!!

    May 14

  • DIVINE swimsuits!!!!
    The swimsuits are DIVINE!!!! There is a great variety in styles and designs!!!! They are Mexican designs which means a lot to me - I certainly hope they are made in Mexico too!!!! The fit is exceptional - there are different sizes so that you don't have to deal with those annoying drawstrings on mass produced swimsuits!!!! Alphonse encourages you to try on each swimsuit to make sure you are more than satisfied and offers great advice!!!! Even great travel advice LOL - what more can you ask for?!!!! You can even get custom made swimsuits from what I understand!!!! Best of all the prices are really cheap considering their exceptional manufacture and sheer aesthetic qualities!!!! Prices range from $15 to $35!!!! You can buy from his boutique in Puerto Vallarta or online!!!! I'm officially addicted!!!! Alphonse is very talented and a genuinely nice guy!!!! I'm glad I met him!!!! I WILL be back!!!! While it may be kind of hard to find Alphonse's shop, at least for me, it was very, very well worth it!!!! The shop is in a condominium complex conveniently close to the gay beach Playa de Los Muertos. Google maps can get you there easily.

    May 14

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