so excited to finally be able to announce this giveaway that we’ve been planning for months! i love sharing my travel adventures on the blog and thought it was time to give you all a chance to win an adventure for yourself.

we are partnering with , they are an amazing tool for finding the hidden gems of mexico accommodations and destinations. they go beyond the traditional mexico vacation that we often imagine and provide smaller, unexpected options that are just right for the traveler who wants a more authentic experience.

this giveaway package for two people includes:

• 2 round-trip coach airline tickets from the closest major airport to your home to the puerto vallarta airport  (the airfare portion of this giveaway is provided by ). ground transportation to and from the puerto vallarta airport also included. 

• a 3 night stay at the beautiful, boutique, beachfront  (includes all meals and alcoholic beverages!). located in gorgeous punta de mita, this hotel is a gourmet all-inclusive like no other. it’s tiny, only 8 rooms, private and pretty much perfect.

• 3 nights at the stunning  in downtown puerto vallarta. continental breakfast each day is included for two. transportation between hotels is provided. or, if exploring the city first and then heading to the beach is more your style, we’re happy to set it up that way, too.

• complimentary dinner at the famed .

• one  of your choice during your time in mexico. (swim with dolphins, zip line etc.)

oh man, it’s killing me and my entire office that we won’t be able to go on this trip. looks like an absolute dream for a perfectly relaxing start to your vacation. with food and drink included there won’t be anything to worry about except clearing your mind and perfecting your tan.


after your stay at you will take an hour long scenic drive to the stunning  in downtown puerto vallarta where you’ll spend the second half of the trip (3 nights). this hotel  features three pools, extraordinary views of the city and perfect proximity to the cultural highlights of puerto vallarta. you’ll be walking distance from great museums, restaurants and markets. i love the idea of mixing a vacation with half city and half beach. spending time in the sand and sun is perfectly relaxing and than getting to explore a new city always leaves me feeling inspired.

during your stay at the you and your traveling companion will be treated to dinner at the famed by Thierry Blouet. considered the leading gourmet restaurant in puerto vallarta, this innovative venue is a must and judging by  you won’t be disappointed.

you’ll also receive one  of your choice during your time in mexico. you can choose from scuba diving, whale watching, sailing, zip lining and many more!


here’s how to enter… note: this giveaway is open to our international readers! (CLOSED)

1) “like”  and take a new picture of something you’d bring on the trip to mexico. add the hashtag #designlovefestgiveaway so we can see your entry . what would you pack? a bright swimsuit? a patterned poncho? your boyfriend? show me!

2) “like” .

3) “like”

4) leave a comment on this post letting us know you’ve completed the above and include a link to your photo.

one winner will be chosen at random on wednesday january 29th. for official rules and regulations, click here

UPDATE: congrats to #442 , kasi!


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    Mary Jenkins says:

    I have completed everything, and here is my url to my entry

    You’ve gotten me daydreaming about Mexico. I’ve never been, but from the photos you posted, Puerto Vallarta looks gorgeous!

    Jessica says:

    Oh my gosh…I squealed when I saw this giveaway 🙂 My fiancé and I are getting married in April and haven’t been able to book a honeymoon yet due to finances. This would be PERFECT!
    I liked the Facebook page and followed on Twitter (@glistenfit).

    Here is the link to my Instagram picture:

    I would bring my favorite red dress and my fiancé, of course!

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!
    xo, Jessica

    Lauren says:

    Whoa! This is such an incredible giveaway. My fingers are crossed so hard!

    I did it all and here’s the link to my IG photo:

    Thanks, Bri & co! 🙂

    this looks amazing! i’ve already completed all the requirements *fingers crossed*
    here’s my entry –

    Kim says:

    I did all of these. I would so, so love to win this so my husband and I could have a vacation together- something we haven’t done in years. Here is the link to my photo-
    Thanks so much! xoxo Kim

    Catherine says:

    Well this is awesome! I would love to win this prize and discover a totally new-to-me part of the world. I’ve done all of the requirements and here is my picture.

    Thanks Bri! x

    Jennifer says:

    Please let me win, I so need this…

    Darian says:

    I would absolutely love to go on this trip- see my photo for the only essential item I would bring 🙂

    Emily says:

    Dream come true.. all liked and posted @emybrooke

    Instagram here:
    Twitter handle: Redheadrambling
    Facebook under: Rachael Bouchard

    I’d love to win this for my husband and I. We will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary in July. We never got a honeymoon because our daughter was 7 months old at the time we got married. This would be the most perfect gift I could think of for him. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

    Thank you Bri and Mexico Boutique Hotels (and all the other awesome sponsors!) for holding this giveaway!

    sara says:

    Here you have. Cross fingers!

    ava says:

    Pretty please! Would LOVE to go to Mexico!!
    Link for you 🙂

    Lindsay says:

    This giveaway is amazing! I’ve always wanted to go to Mexico and it sounds like y’all planned the perfect trip. My favorite is a mix of relaxation and city time…fingers crossed! My husband and I could definitely use a second honeymoon. I liked and followed Mexico Boutique Hotels, have been following you guys forever on Instagram :), and here’s the link to my favorite floppy hat that I’d bring:

    Chloe G. says:

    all of your giveaways are perfect, but this one definitely wins all the gold medals (in the spirit of the winter olympics) 😉
    my fingers are super super crossed!

    ok enough excited babbling, here’s the link to my insta!

    thanks SO much for the chance to win this amazing trip and memory!!

    Lauren says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! Fingers crossed!

    virginie says:

    Hi Bri! Belated happy new year!
    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway and the daydreaming with these beautiful pics!
    I did all the above and my instapic is here:

    Brittany K says:

    Woahhhhh!!!! My husband and I have been trying to decide where we’d like to go for our first anniversary, and this sounds like perfection!

    Heather says:

    Ahhh I would so love to go on a little getaway with my husband after having a baby a year ago. It would be so great to have some alone time!!

    bekah meyer says:

    How do you find these places! When my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Panama we stayed in similar small boutique places…even some eco tourism! This looks like a bit more glamorous version!
    I ‘liked’ Mexico Boutique Hotels and Facebook and started following them on Twitter. Of course I’ve followed DLF on for a while! Here’s the link to my photo! Thinking happy warm thoughts!

    Heather says:

    Oh and I forgot the link to my photo!

    This trip sounds incredible! Would be an amazing amazing surprise for my husband, who’s working like crazy in graduate school!
    Finished the requirements, here’s the pic 🙂

    Carolyn says:

    Oh pick me, pick me!! DesignGood introduced me to your blog, and I am completely addicted! Thank you for always posting such fun, creative content for us. 🙂 Much love!

    this. giveaway. is. AWESOME! i buy mexican coffee here, on cape cod…grind it and drink it. i LOVE good coffee! i would bring my trusty coffee grinder, purchase some local mexican coffee and sip it slooooooowly!

    Laura B. says:

    Done, done and done!! A trip to Mexico would be amazing right now and so much better than my work space heater set on 80 😉 What would I bring?

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Wow, if this isn’t meant to be, I don’t know what is! My fiance and I are currently planning our wedding for this September, and putting off honeymoon planning until 2015. Wouldn’t this be fantastic?! Thanks for the giveaway!

    courtney says:

    ahhh! i am currently in the process of planning my honeymoon!! this would be soooooo awesome!!! beyond amazing and wonderful!
    i don’t have , but i followed on ! here’s my picture link:

    Jeweli Oatley says:

    All the steps are complete! I wouldn’t go anywhere without my makeup bag and favorite orange scarf!

    Rachel says:

    UNREAL. This would be so perfect for me and my fiancé for our honeymoon! I don’t have Instagram or Facebook, but I liked Mexico Boutique Hotels on Twitter!

    tamara rodriguez andreu says:

    I have complete it. this is my :

    Lauren Patchett says:

    Done, done and done! The pictures even have my boyfriend hopeful, and he’s not a contest do-er!!!! This would be the most magnificent 6 days, I am so happy to have stumbled across this post!

    I would bring this hat because it’s ultra pretty floral! Thank you Bri for yet another amazing give away post!

    kelly says:

    Estoy enamorada con México, por favor! I did all the requirements and even tweeted! Hope to see you on the other side of the boarder 😉 Here is the link to my pic: xx Thanks so much for the amazing info and opportunity!

    angie says:

    I could use an adventure to put the wind back in my sails. This 8-5 grind is killing me! Fingers and toes crossed!

    I did all of the things, and here’s my link!

    Erin says:

    This giveaway started my day perfectly. Just looking at those pictures of the beach make me feel all warm inside even though it is freezing outside. This would be the perfect trip for my husband and I to get refreshed after a really hectic 2013. I am so excited to be apart of this giveaway! Here is the link to what I would bring along…
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

    natalie says:

    oh, how wonderful! it’s snowing right now, and I’m SO into this. love boutique hotels.

    my profile is private, but I’ll make it public before the 29th. here’s my link, in the meantime!

    Allison says:

    Check. Check. Check.

    My fingers will be tired from crossing them for the next two weeks…

    Jayme says:

    All is done! This is incredible! What an amazing give away-ya’ll have really out done yourselves! My boyfriend and I could use this! But I think I would take my Mom- we both could use a change of scenery to rest and recharge!

    Elly says:

    All of the things, done!

    Amanda Gross says:

    Everything Completed and I’m ready to start packing. A trip like this would be the ultimate adventure mixed with much needed down time.

    Christine says:

    All done! How crazy would it be for me to win! Me and my boyfriend sooo need this. Didn’t have a alot of alone time together since our son was born 16 months ago! Here is the link to my picture: Thanks for this great giveaway! 🙂

    Katie Buffa says:

    Everything completed, let’s go to Mexico!!!

    Krista Fotheringham says:

    done! fingers crossed. have been dreaming of returning to beautiful Mexico.

    Kati says:

    I completed everything! Here’s my Instagram photo: Yay!!

    Immy says:

    I am going to dream a little dream 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity.

    Immy says:

    I am going to dream a little dream. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Kelsey says:

    Oh my gosh! This looks so wonderful! We’ve been to Mexico, but have always stayed at the big resorts. This would be such a different and cultural experience for us!

    I’ve completed everything. Here is the link to my Instagram photo:

    Even if I don’t win, it’s wonderful to dream. Thanks for this opportunity DLF!

    Check, check, and check! This is such a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for hosting it! This New England winter is kicking my butt already, so a Mexican vacation sounds unbelievably nice right now. I haven’t traveled internationally in years and would absolutely love to see Mexico. (PS I hope it’s OK i linked via Statigram and not Instagram’s site– it’s being weird on my browser right now!)

    Winning this would be a great way to celebrate our 1st year anniversary this summer! I was so excited when I read that this was open to international readers. Thanks Bri! Have an awesome year!

    I’ve followed @designlovefest with my public Instagram account @starsfordreams, and liked Mexico Boutique Hotels’ Facebook (my name) and Twitter accounts (through @starsfordreams).

    Here’s the Instagram URL –

    Shannon Buckley says:

    (Sorry for the second comment– not sure if you can see the Instagram photo that’s linked via my name above? If not: )

    melissa lynn says:

    Dude, WAY TO SPICE UP A WEDNESDAY! Thanks for the hard work! This frock would most certainly be in my bag:

    I’ve completed everything! Here is a link to the bikini I designed for Level Six which I would most definitely bring with me :

    @chelslovesyou insta: @chelslovesyou fb: chelsea lundy

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! you rock bri. xo

    Jennifer says:

    OMG this is my dream vacation!!! The resorts look amazing! Here is my IG pic:

    Katherine says:

    All done! How amazing would this trip be. What a treat, Bri! I would most definitely pack this fantastic number here:

    Jacqueline says:

    So many hats and not nearly enough vacation!
    Even if not the winner, liking the and Facebook pages may necessitate a visit anyway, it looks so beautiful.

    Jennette says:

    I need a vacation.

    Emily Jetter says:

    Hello! What an exciting opportunity. I’d love a chance to bust out my wedding shoes again! Thank you Bri and mexico boutique hotels.

    My link, xoxo:

    Anna says:

    Everything is done! This single mama needs a trip to Mexico!!!!

    Kegan Warner says: