Last September 23, 2011, the autumn began in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the astronomical convention. As we know the astronomical beginning of the seasons is given, as the moment when the Earth passes through a certain position in its orbit around the sun. In the case of The Fall, this position is from the center of the Sun as seen from Earth crosses the apparent movement in Ecuador to the south. The day this happens, the length of day and night practically coincide, and therefore, this circumstance is also called the autumnal equinox. At the same moment in the southern hemisphere spring begins.
It is an ideal time for hiking, collect nuts, berries, mushrooms, but always showing respect for the environment. It is a special season to enjoy rural landscapes; as in the city cannot be appreciated in the same way. The flora and fauna sensing the onset of winter are being prepared, and we will have a unique opportunity to observe these changes.
Although in Cabo, we do not see these changes in such a clear way, we do see how the location where the sun sets, changes from season to season, giving us an amazing variety of colors and so different scenarios; that you can not refrain yourself from enjoying. And the best place to do this is of course…. Sunset Da Mona Lisa.
by Edith Navarro, Hostess at Sunset Da Mona Lisa.
Shoot at a variety of exposures - if you let your camera decide what shutter length to shoot at you’re likely to get a shot that doesn’t really capture the beauty of the light. Quite often the shot will be under exposed because the sky is still reasonably light.
Look around you – The wonderful thing about sunsets is that they not only create wonderful colors in the sky in front of you but they also can cast a beautiful golden light that is wonderful for other types of photography. As the sunset progresses keep an eye on other opportunities for shots around you (not just in front of you).
Keep Shooting – A sunset or sunrise constantly changes over time and can produce great colors well after the sun goes down or appears so keep shooting at different exposures and focal lengths as I’ve mentioned above until you’re sure it’s all over.
Think Ahead - While sometimes wonderful sunrise and sunset shots can be taken spontaneously without any forethought it’s often the case that the best ones come out of planning. Scope out places that might be good for sunsets in the day or two before your shoot.
So we invite you to come and practice at Sunset Da Mona Lisa, to be followed by a romantic dinner on the cliff.
by Gerardo Corona
It is always a pleasure to meet new talent in the wedding industry. I met her in “action” a very friendly and smiley face, running around, getting to know our beautiful Restaurant and take the best shots for the bride and groom.
Then I went to her website and WOW, what a surprise, she has an amazing portfolio of not only Wedding Pictures, but models, fashion, maternity, engagement, family photos, etc…. Where have you been hiding.
So this time we decided to share her first session at Sunset Da Mona Lisa…. With you!! We hope you enjoyed it as we did.
by Renata Mohar, Operations Manager at Sunset Da Mona Lisa
In any business, communication with customers is a MUST. The Social Networks among other cyber tools have done this task a lot easier, but at the same time more competitive. Today, at Sunset Da Mona Lisa, we decided to share some tips of what we use as part of our Marketing tools to communicate to our clients, the fantastic view we have of the bay of Cabo San Lucas and the great service and food we are commited to give.
We hope it helps!!
Invite your friends: In this option you will be able to invite your friends from your personal account to join your page. Just click on INVITE FRIENDS, and choose who you want to invite. Check the box next to the person’s name, and then click on SUBMIT. Facebook will automatically invite them to like your page.
Tell your fans: That’s the most effective way to get fans, but you’ll need to have an email database or an email account to link to Facebook. To do it, click on IMPORT CONTACTS. You will find 2 options there-upload a contact file or find your web email contacts. On upload contacts, you will need to have a file with your contacts’ email addresses. Facebook supports pretty much any file format
Post status updates: Here is where you can share stories, photos, videos, and questions-pretty much anything you want-with your fans. I recommend you start with posts about your place (specials, events, etc), and later on you can share other types of content to generate interaction and engagement. Posts don’t need to always be related to your business, but try to stay on subjects that will remind your fans of you.
Promote this page on your website: This topic is about the little “Like” box you can add on your website. To do that though, you are going to need a little knowledge on html, or you can just ask whoever built your page to add the box code on it. When you click on ADD LIKE BOX, Facebook will take you to its developer website and show you how to add the code to your website.
Once you get 25 fans, Facebook will give you the chance of choosing a short link for your page. The link is usually formed by the website address and your business name (ex: www.facebook.com/YourNameHere). Use the short link on posters, flyers and anywhere you can, and ask your customers to “like you on Facebook.” As you get more fans, the greater chance you have of increasing your business.
As you start using the Facebook tips, the platform will show you new ones. There are tons of other ways to promote your page and connect with your fans (tabs, apps, shops, ads, etc.) but the most important thing is to keep it simple and show your fans that you care about them. If they comment on something or ask a question, be quick on answering. If they make a complaint, explain your reasons and offer compensation. Interacting with fans on Facebook is nothing different from interacting with them at your place-it’s just a different environment. And remember: Facebook is about bonding with your clients and establishing a personal relationship, and not all about sales. Don’t load your page with advertising!!! Give your fans something to talk about, some room for interaction and some useful content-if they like it, they will naturally do the word-of-mouth marketing for you.
By Gerardo Corona
The Orion SkyQuest XX12g is one of the top telescopes from the Orion brand. It is incredibly powerful and primed not only for planets, but more especially for deep sky viewing. It can bring out galaxies, nebulas and a host of other celestial features with a maximum focal length of 300x and a awesome 12 inch aperture.
An important feature of the XX12g is its ability to track celestial object without you needing to constantly adjust knobs. That’s because the XX12g is fully motorized. Once you tell the encoder what you want it to track, the telescope will slew its way to your object of choice–then stay on it! Unless you’re keen to track an object manually, this motorized dobsonian is the way to go and the best way to give a grand finale to your dinner with us.
Why not? Take a look to the October´s Moon, Vega, Arcturus, Jupiter and many other objects in the deep sky.
by Efrain Perez Astronomer and Photographer at Sunset Da Mona Lisa
1 pc Ciabatta bread homemade wood oven
100g beef fillet
15g Horse radish dressing
10g Goat cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
For the dressing:
Grate the horse radish and mix the sour cream, salt, a pinch of pepper and half teaspoon of white vinegar
Preparing the fillet:
Season the fillet with fine herbs, salt and pepper, let it rest and put in a hot frying pan with olive oil to seal it, until caramelized.
Cut the bread and put the dressing in both sides, prepare a bed of fresh arugula at the bottom, on top, the meat previously cut into strips and complete with crumbled goat cheese, cover the whole with the other half of bread and seasoned with extra virgin olive oil flavored with the herbs.
And you can enjoy with the best view of Cabo and glass of wine from our new wine list, only at Sunset Point, Wine and Pizza Lounge.
By Salvatore Messina, Executive Chef at Sunset Da Mona Lisa
The October Moon has inspired poems, songs and films. It’s also been the unparalleled backdrop for many a family or romantic photograph. And, we couldn’t forget to mention that the October Moon is also the seductive key to sublime romantic evenings that end in a considerable number of births nine months later, filling the hospitals with beautiful babies during the month of July.
by Efrain Perez Astronomer and Photographer at Sunset Da Mona Lisa
It is a method that treats the farms as a unified and individual organism with the interrelationship of the soil, plants and animals as a self-nourishing system and the help of an astronomical sowing and planting calendar based on the moon phases without the help of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. The approach considers that there are astronomical influences on soil and plant development, specifying, for example, what phase of the moon is most appropriate for planting, cultivating or harvesting various kinds of crops. This aspect of biodynamics has been termed “astrological” in nature.
One of the multiple Biodynamic wines that Sunset da Monalisa has is this magnificent Italian wine EBO Val di Cornia DOC Suvereto Rosso a Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot blend from Petra Winery, the label features a celestial vault crossed by twelve lines that representing the months of the year, surrounding by eight spheres representing the phases of the moon and seven concentric rings symbolizing the days of the week. The symbol summarizes the relationship between the vineyard and the stars that influence the wine production.
by Alejandro Enriquez, Floor Manager at Sunset Da Mona Lisa
One more time I decided to “steal” my friends Alec & T´s blog and share it with our readers. And how I could not do it, when the pictures are amazing and a the perfect memories for our shared clients. They are also a constant reminder of the magical place, we are very lucky to work at….so we don’t forget that at Sunset da Mona Lisa, we have the best view of Los Cabos.
Thank you Alec & T…. for everything!
Los Cabos Mexico Wedding Location Sunset Da Mona Lisa. Talk about great wedding photos in Cabo! I love this wedding venue. The views will take your breath away, like out of a dream. Sunset Da Mona Lisa has a special place in my heart. Alec and I really understand the light and how the light works in this venue. We have not shot a single wedding at this venue that we have not just loved the photos.This was a very windy day in Cabo and it still worked beautifully. We also have a wonderful working relationship with David the events manager. So now you take an amazing venue in beautiful Mexico and you, place a stunning bride in one of the most spectacular gowns I have ever seen with a totally regal groom and Alec & T Photography (lol)… OH YES you get magic! Sabrina and Eric your wedding was beautiful Thank you for trusting us with your memories xoxo Alec and T