When our friends and LB neighbors, Howl Adventures, told us they were renovating a beautiful home in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, into an Airbnb, we were definitely intrigued. But it wasn’t until we saw the Pinterest-worthy photos of La Casa MX that we knew it needed to the location for Prism boutique’s first international photo shoot.
A 3.5 hour flight from LA, Zihuatanejo is beautiful, tranquil, and full of the most amazing food, people, and beaches. The seven-bedroom home was at the top of a mountain overlooking the picturesque Pacific Ocean. We literally had to climb 100 stairs to reach it! Each room had a private balcony with a full view of the ocean and was finished in a minimalist, modern way with all-white bedding (swoon!). Some even featured outdoor baths, showers, and hammocks.
Our model, Yazmin, was from a city called Oaxaca. We found her through a modeling agency in Mexico City. Her flight was delayed by a day but when she showed up, we knew it was worth the wait! She was a ravishing, Mexican beauty, with a smile that could light up a room and a warm energy that radiated around her. We shot all around the house and our clothes and swimsuits looked stunning on her.
On set, we feasted on fresh ceviche, shrimp, salsa, and tortillas. We ended the evening with homemade Mezcal margaritas. Not a bad day at the office, right?
After the shoot, we were lucky enough to enjoy all Zihuatanejo had to offer. We had massages in our room, enjoyed sunsets in the pool at the top story of the house. We wandered the streets and bought handmade bags, blouses, hats, and dresses to bring back to Prism because we knew how much all of you would love them. We ate more guacamole than you could imagine, but our all-time favorite meal was at this little restaurant called Augustina, where we ate fresh local food while listening to a live guitarist.
While we may have missed our flight (too much fun, plus a ton of margaritas can do that to ya), we couldn’t have been happier to have chosen La Casa MX as the backdrop for our most recent lookbook. The clean white walls, lush flora, tropical fruits, and wanderlust-worthy views made it the most perfect backdrop for our spring and summer styles.
Special thanks to our friends at La Casa MX, our stunning model Yazmin Escoba, and our photographer, Grant Puckett for making this our best shoot yet!
Behind the scene photos by Laura L Ryan
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