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Checking out BetseyVille

November 18, 2013

Yesterday a friend and I traveled from Zihuatanejo, Mexico to Barra de Potosi, a short bus trip away, to watch kayak and canoe races. That part of the day wasn’t overly exciting, but let me tell you about the wonderful treat we were invited to witness. BetseyVille in all its old glory!

I hope you all remember the world famous designer Betsey Johnson. I remembered the name, but little did I know, Betsey moved to Barra de Potosi  several years ago and bought a rather run down place on the beach. With her talents, she created her own elegant little oasis. It appears that, after a time, she chose to move farther from civilization, than even Barra. She placed her delightful villa for sale, but throughout the years it didn’t sale and was sadly in need of recovery.

Well, to my delight and the people of Barra along came two creative and hard working people who are madly returning this jewel to the unique oasis it once was. My friend and I were lucky enough to meet and welcome Stasya and Michael who were hard at work, but took the time to chat and show us this beauty in the making. They certainly made the trip to Barra an exciting day. Unique is the word for every room. Miss Betsy had some incredible designs whether it was on dresses or homes. Today it is a bit still in the making, but chandeliers are hung in every room. The dressers in bedrooms are the most elegant I’ve ever wished for. Oh, my and the bathrooms are a pure delight. I can’t wait to see what Stasya and Michael reclaim and redo with their talent. Hotel Hacienda La Rusa won’t be ready for vacationers this year, but I would put this name in my bookmarks if you have ever dreamed of staying at the most enchanting place in perhaps all of Mexico, with lovely people  welcoming you to their home in paradise.

For a glance at what Betsy’s creative endeavor was in its glory.

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But I can’t wait to see what Hotel Hacienda La Rusa will become.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Candace George Thompson permalink
    November 18, 2013 9:37 pm

    It certainly sounds wonderful, Donna. Thanks for giving us a heads up. Candace

  2. November 19, 2013 2:47 am

    Thank you, Donna. It was honor to meet you. I am looking forward to seeing you again and hopefully spending more time with you. Stasya aka La Rusa.

  3. Bill Heiner permalink
    November 19, 2013 7:07 pm

    Wow sounds like you have a real diamond in the rough. Can’t wait to come and see the finished product.

  4. Sue Johnson permalink
    November 23, 2013 7:42 pm

    What a fantastic write up Stasya! Wishing you much success!

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