The begining of a new tradition…Margarita-Mani/Pedi Day


When I asked my friend, Andrea if she would be interested in joining me for a Pedicure I had no idea that it would be the beginning of a new tradition for us! Given the fact that we’re pretty new friends, I wasn’t sure if she was interested in getting her feet beautified, you know, some people just don’t enjoy having their feet touched so I was prepared to have my invitation rejected. I wanted to just throw it out there on the chance that she too saw the need for a bit of pampering. I’m happy to report that although pedicures have never been a regular occurrence for her, she was totally on board with me and ready to dive in to “pedicure heaven”! Gotta love a gal who’s ready to embrace all things new and fun!! I then began my little (pathetic) search for a place to have a good pedicure day. Not being in the “know” about any of the local beauty establishments I found myself first checking out the most touristy of places and learning that they were just a bit on the expensive side. After I told Andrea about my progress in searching out our pedicure, she then took the reigns and may I say, She is just the gal to be in charge of research! She actually found the BEST Manicurist! Her name is Rhea and she is not only very professional and creative , but she makes house calls!! OMG!! How perfect is that ? Well, I think pretty damn perfect! Andrea made spectacular Margarita’s and a black bean Hummus to die for, served with warm pita to boot! I don’t think Ive ever enjoyed a pedicure as much as my first pedicure here in Boquete with my new friend Andrea! We felt so pampered and our “crusty”(Andrea’s description, not mine) feet were transformed into things of divine beauty! She even had Rhea paint adorable little flowers on her nails , to her great delight! Andrea’s home was the perfect setting for our little spa day. She has this wonderful outdoor space where we were protected from the crazy storm that blew in during our pedicures. It was quite a downpour with some monstrous thunder and lightening! No storm can dampen our Margarita-Spa day! This will be a new tradition for us! We set up our next appointment for five weeks from now and we are officially hooked on Margarita-Spa day!!
My last pedicure in Los Altos I remember,I was sitting in the pedicure chair and Andrea and I were messaging back and forth on Facebook about the cocktail hour we would share when I finally got to Boquete! I remember being so excited to meet her and getting to know this women who I was hoping was a cool as she seemed. Well, as you can see, I found a kindred spirit who is indeed pretty damn cool and any girl who comes up with the idea to have pedicures with cocktail is my kind of girl!!

In case your wondering what the guys did during our luxurious afternoon….They exited stage left and luxuriated at the bar! We have two very wise men in our lives who know just what to do when two women are jonesing for a little girl-time! Yes, life is good and toes and fingernails are just beautiful. A new tradition has been born and “Crusty” feet are a thing of the past! Cheers! Here’s to falling in love with our feet and discovering the very best Manicurist in town! Oh, let’s not forget Margarita’s , life is better with purty toes…:)


About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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  1. Hi Holly, My husband and I are just beginning our quest into to retirement in Boquete. I’ve been following your blog and learning so much. Am so jealous too. We are planning our first trip to visit in Feb. I hope we can meet up with you and your husband. Until then I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

    • Hola Barbara! Thanks for letting me know that your enjoying my blog, it’s good to know. Keep me posted on your visit here and we will try to connect with you in Feb. They call it the Pipeline Trail because it follows a big water pipe that collects water from the river up there. I’m assuming it’s a source of water for Boquete, it’s a pretty big pipe. Cheers!

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