Fashion at the Bay—A Benefit in Boca de Iguana, Jalisco

Published by LaCatalinaSchool on December 30th, 2013 - in Blog

Stunning setting for event at Chantli Mare Restaurant

Have you been out to Chantli Mare, the new Restaurant & Inn in the nearly virgin beach of Boca de Iguana, Mexico?  Roberto Contreras and has wife Ibett have poured their heart and soul into turning an old dilapidated family beach home into an elegant fine dining restaurant and hotel which was recently given the Boutique hotel status because of its luxury facilities in a small, intimate setting.

Chantli Mare currently has six rooms, a pool, stunning landscaping, and a restaurant with the renowned chef, Greg Coulliard, preparing exquisite meals. Chef Couillard, originally from Toronto, partnered with Kim Everest and Chef Glenroy Anderson at the fabulous Number Four restaurant in Ajijic, prior to becoming the chef at Chantli Mare.

Feeling blessed with what all they have received from others, Robert and Ibett graciously agreed to host the fundraising benefit, “Fashion at the Bay”, with the proceeds to support our sister non-profit organization, La Catalina Foundation.  The event will take place on Friday, January 10th at 12pm and include a fancy luncheon, live music and a fashion show with a chic, eclectic array of eight Mexican, American and Canadian models showing off clothing and swim wear from Café Calypso boutique in Melaque and Misifus in Barra de Navidad.  The models are teenagers through mature adults, all of whom live in La Manzanilla or spend the winter there.

One hundred percent of the event earnings will go to La Catalina Foundation, serving La Manzanilla, Jalisco area.  This grass roots organization,

A few of the kids who receive financial support for their studies through La Catalina Foundation

founded in 2004, has been working to improve social conditions in their community through providing free educational advancement opportunities to their local residents.  The foundation offers English, art and technology training to students.  Currently, the foundation has 45 youth, ages 13 – 22, who receive financial support and tutoring to help keep them in school.   In mid-January, the La Catalina Foundation will proudly be opening the doors to a new computer literacy classroom which they worked hard to build and equip, where children, teens and adults will come to develop their computer skills. This event will help purchase additional computers and pay for expenses to operate the computer lab.

There is limited seating for Fashion at the Bay benefit.  Tickets are 350 pesos per person and includes the lunch, fashion show and chance to win a door prize. To make your reservation and support this good cause, contact Julie from La Catalina Foundation by email at: or by phone at 315-351-5540.

© La Catalina Natural Language School
Design by Nery Consulting