As I write this post on my Apple MacBook Pro at a friend’s apartment in Brussels, I am delighted to relive every moment captured during my September shoot at Coco Tulum Hotel. I love Europe so dearly, especially the brisk October weather up north, yet this particular slideshow makes me realize yet again that more than any particular place in the world, what I actually love most is my job! Photography, writing and all the amazing technology tools available today, allow me the luxury of complete geographical flexibility as well as ability to share the magic of places like Coco Tulum in Mexico from all the way across the Atlantic! For me, despite all our global and territorial problems, moments like this make the entire planet feel like home. Therefore, as I send big love to all my friends at Coco and in Tulum, I also want to take this opportunity to express enormous thanks to someone who may seem completely disconnected from this story, but actually has everything to do with it – namely my personal hero, Steve Jobs. Sad as I am about this great man’s untimely passing this week, I celebrate his enduring legacy in a very personal way because years before becoming so ubiquitous, his ‘bite-the-apple’ logo inspired me to listen to my inner voice and drastically switch universities in order to follow a career in graphic design. To this day it never ceases to amaze me how this choice made so long in the past, ultimately paved the road to living my dream in the present…
In the meantime, I hope that all my readers, wherever you are in the world, will share with me this little bit of Caribbean warmth through Coco Tulum images. And if you have the option, do yourself a favor, visit www.cocotulum.com and book a trip to this haven of beauty and simplicity, where you can slow down time and reflect on your own dreams.