The Mita – December 2011 – eNews from Club Punta Mita for residents, guests and friends of Punta Mita.

The Mita - December 2011 - Newsletter for residents, guests and friends of Punta Mita.

As 2011 comes to the close, it is the ideal time to reflect on the accomplishments, challenges and the collection of sweet memories formed during the past year.

We hope time enjoyed in Punta Mita has been a part of these memories – and will be a part of your coming year.

Our community’s spirit and common bond grows stronger with each season, and we are thrilled that so many of our owners are choosing to spend more – and longer – periods of time here. Friendships have been forged and events in the community are popular coming together points. Whether it’s morning yoga or PowerRopes classes, weekly golf socials, or monthly movies under the stars on the driving range of Punta Mita’s golf course, there’s more than a little bit of magic each day enjoyed here.

If you are spending the holidays in Punta Mita, you’ll find there is an abundance of festivities to enjoy. Our resorts have planned a menu of creative dining experiences from beachfront barbeques, to elegant gourmet affairs. The Beach Club will be geared up to welcome our many guests with special kids activities, and the new Kupuri beach pool and watersports palapa will be open and operating. Golf, tennis, fitness trails, surfing, paddle-boarding, scuba and snorkeling are all easily enjoyed within the Punta Mita resort. There’s no better place to enjoy time with family and friends celebrating the festive season, than under the warm Punta Mita sunshine.

Discover why Punta Mita continues to attract new residents, and why many of our early purchasers are choosing to “upgrade” into larger homes or custom home sites for building their dream residence. Discover and enjoy the barefoot luxury lifestyle of Punta Mita.

DINE, Master Developer of Punta Mita, together with Punta Mita Properties International Real Estate, Club Punta Mita and the Punta Mita Master HOA, wishes each of you a blessed holiday season, in the warm company of your family and friends and in the spirit of joy and generosity which this festive time honors.

Happy Holidays!

Celebrating Festive Season at St. Regis

Christmas and New Years at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a special time of the year, and as tradition holds, they will present an array of culinary delights in a selection of celebrations ideal for gathering friends and family. To view the details and menus, visit: http://puntamitagourmetgolf.com/mailing/newyear2011/index_eng.html

Or, if you are planning a special holiday party or celebration, allow St. Regis to offer their bespoke catering services in your home.

For details or reservations on the above, contact the St. Regis Resort at: (+52) 329-291-5800, or email: puntamita.butler@stregis.com

The St. Regis is happy to see so many Punta Mita homeowners back in residence over the winter months.

Remember: cardholders of the St. Regis Beach Club enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges, which extend to their guests. These benefits may be enjoyed at the Sea Breeze Beach Club, Marietas and Carolina restaurants, as well as Remède Spa. For additional details, contact Mike O’Hara, Director of Food and Beverage, at michael.ohara@stregis.com.

For information on what is happening daily at the St. Regis, you are invited to visit their daily resort blog: http://StRegisPuntaMitaToday.com.

Four Seasons Resort - Punta Mita
Nawua boutique opens to rave reviews!Nawua, the newest offering in The Boutiques of Four Seasons, has opened its doors to rave reviews. This new shop features a fine selection of artisanal, gourmet products and unique treasures for the home, handmade by Mexican artisans. Offerings here include cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, preserves, fine tequilas, mezcales and award-winning wines. Following a visit to Nawua, you’ll be living la buena vida (the good life) while enjoying the best of Mexico.All products for sale at Nawua are carefully selected and studied by the Four Seasons’ Executive Chef, Philippe Piel. The coffee comes from the state of Nayarit, while bread is baked fresh daily. Pantry goods include mole and signature dressings from internationally-known Mexican Chef Patricia Quintana, while traditional Mexican candies and sweets offer a fitting finish.

Exquisite artisan handcrafts are also offered for sale, such as unique home accessories by Maggie Galton, works by Emilia Castillo, an internationally acclaimed Mexican silversmith, and handmade glassware made in San Miguel de Allende by the Amoretti Brothers, designers who originated from Italy.

The shop makes it especially fun to learn more about the art of tequila and the nuances of the various brands, as well as regional wines, on the store’s iPad interactive displays.
Nawua is located off the lobby at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, open daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.

 

Chef Richard Sandoval adds his signature touch to Bahia oceanside restaurant

Chef Sandoval reinterprets coastal Latin cuisine in his newly crafted menu at the Four Seasons Resort’s oceanfront dining venue, Bahia Coastal Latin Grill, where he blends traditional Latino flavors with global ingredients. Start your meal with a variety of small plates, made for sampling and sharing. From the wood-burning grill, your fish or seafood entre is—literally—served ocean to table. Prime cuts of beef, pork or chicken are seasoned with vibrant Latin marinades. Signature sauces and spice blends accompany each dish, together with plentiful sides of local market produce.

About Chef Sandoval:
Growing up in Mexico City, Chef Sandoval and his family would gather at his grandmother’s table for large, lively meals. Chef Sandoval would join his grandmother in the kitchen as she prepared authentic Mexican feasts from scratch.  These early influences inspired Chef Sandoval to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America and launch a movement in contemporary Latin cuisine. The Chef’s signature style combines authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive culinary techniques. He has been recognized around the world for elevating Latin dining to new heights. At Bahia Coastal Latin Grill, Chef Sandoval accents fresh, local seafood and fine cuts of meat with signature sauces and spice blends.  Salud y buen provecho!

Celebrating Festive Season at Four Seasons

At the Asian-influenced Aramara, Four Seasons will present special festive menus and selected a la carte choices on December 24 and 25, and a decadent Chef’s Tasting Menu on December 31.

To celebrate the ringing in of the new year, Four Seasons turns back the clock and parties like it’s 1977 with a Studio 54-themed New Year’s Eve Party for all ages. The evening begins with a special sunset menu of local and organic foods at tables set up around the Nuna Pool, including raw bar and caviar selections; ceviche and tiraditos stations; salad bar; freshly-made sushi, sashimi and tataki with just-caught seafood from local fisherman from the costal region of Puerto Vallarta; a hot dogs and sliders station; grown-up “mac ‘n cheese” with shrimp, lobster and truffles; stir fry and grill stations; and of course a fabulous sweets corner.

Then, it’s time to turn on the disco ball and count down to 2012. Bell-bottoms and polyester optional as Four Seasons shakes up retro cocktails and guests enjoy dancing the night away to live music under the stars. There will be party favours for everyone to ring in the New Year with fireworks on the beach.

On January 1st, Bahía will offer a sumptuous buffet brunch from late morning through the afternoon.

For information and reservations for the New Years Eve dinner, contact Cristina Garcia at (+52) 329 291-6000, ext. 3210 or by email at cristina.garcia@fourseasons.com 

For Christmas dinner or the Bahía Buffet Brunch on Jan 1st please contact the Four Seasons concierge desk at (+52) 329-291-6000, ext. 3733, or by email at concierge.pun@fourseasons.com.

For Reservations, Contact your Travel Professional, visit www.fourseasons/puntamita or call the resort directly at 1 (866) 280 9490 or (+52) 329/291‑6000.

Casa Mita - Club Punta Mita

Special Punta de Mita Foundation Message

On Saturday November 26, the Punta de Mita Foundation held its fifth fundraising Gala at the Haitia development located in the neighboring community of Litibu. Haitia was very generous in hosting and fully underwriting the event so that 100% of the proceeds would go directly to the Foundation.

The event was attended by many Punta Mita area residents, who enjoyed a presentation of the Foundation’s work and achievements by founding Board Member and Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Greg Stanton. Those present also enjoyed a play that was written and performed by area high school students, highlighting the impact that trash has on us and on the environment.

During his presentation, Greg Stanton gave special thanks to all the committees that now work within the foundation including:

  • The Education Committee: Headed by Beth Fuller, this project has done tremendous work with the local Kindergarten, and is committed to following the kids as they move up the ladder. Education in general is a key area for the foundation.
  • Senior Center Committee: Renovation of this Center was done in 2011 so that the community elders have a location where they may hold their weekly meetings in a clean and functional facility.
  • Trash Committee: This project has been, and continues to be, funded by the Men’s Luncheon Group headed by Punta Mita resident Charles Ewell. This group’s commitment has meant that the highway from La Cruz to Punta Mita has been kept clean for the past three years and is now moving in the direction of cleaning and educating the people not to throw trash on the roads. A special recognition was made for Charlie Ewell who could not be present.
  • The “Angels” Ladies’ Group:  This special group of ladies funded a Nutrition and Health program that was well received by the community. They will continue to follow up on this program to ensure that the good work started continues. Sandy Howe made a presentation of the Angels’ work, and invited others to join in their endeavors.
  • Sports Committee:  This committee, headed up by Ranchos resident Peter Newton, just finished the construction stage of one of the most visual and important projects the Foundation has done to date. The new Sports Center for the communities of Coral del Risco and Emiliano Zapata was formally inaugurated at an event earlier that day. The inauguration was attended by Board Members, Sports Committee members, local and municipal officials and of course many of the local families who will enjoy this facility for years to come

In closing, Greg Stanton thanked all who have participated in the Foundation’s work, citing his words at the first Foundation event held four years ago when he stated:

Tonight is the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of those who live in our surrounding communities. Thanks to those who have served on the Board, its committees and most of all the donors. Lives have been changed and the community has improved.  With your continued support the Punta de Mita Foundation and its committees will continue to bring forward new projects that will continue to improve the quality of life for those that live in our surrounding communities”.

Club Punta Mita Membership Cards
During the busy holiday season, we’d like to offer a reminder to please present your new Membership cards when entering or using Club facilities, as well as to register each of your guests so that they may receive their cards as well. This serves to protect the exclusivity of our Club facilities, as well as to improve the welcome experience for your rental guests.

Visit the Club Punta Mita website: http://www.clubpuntamita.com

Punta Mita HOA
Annual Meetings week is coming soon!Mark your Agenda, Here are the dates for the 2012 Punta Mita Annual Meetings.Master Condominium Assembly
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2012
Ranchos Punta Mita Assembly
Date: Thursday March 22, 2012
Lagos del Mar Assembly
Date: Thursday March 22, 2012
Signature Estates Assembly
Date: Friday March 23, 2012
Four Seasons Villas Assembly
Date: Friday March 23, 2012
Residence Club Assembly
Date: Monday March 22, 2012
El Encanto Annual Meeting
Date: Friday January 6, 2012

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
For more information on the Punta de Mita Homeowners Association or to simply share ideas, get news & announcements, visit the HOA website: www.puntamitahoa.com

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