I just got back from Mexico, where my family and I spent the past week hanging out in the beautiful, laid-back, bougainvillea-strewn surf town of Sayulita. I was on assignment for CS and LA Interiors, writing a travel piece pegged to Chicago designer Patrizio Fradiani’s new thatched roof vacation home (an impulse buy he spent the last year renovating after falling in love with the town). I can’t say a lot about it until the story comes out (and I can post a full reveal), but here’s a sneak peek of the place in the meantime. Let me assure you: it is a complete fantasy. Flowers everywhere, pool surrounded by palm trees, rooftop soaking tub with a pinch-me view of the mountainous coast and sparkling ocean. And if you’ve seen Patrizio’s Tuscan farmhouse, then you can imagine the thoughtfulness, care and detail he applies to the interior.
For a four bedroom spread that spans two separate buildings (attached by a rooftop bridge), two pools, an outdoor shower and the perfect location on top of a hill full of spectacular views in every direction, Casa dos Chicos is reasonably priced. High season: $2,750 per week.