Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Delicious Food

Just a few of the delicious breakfasts we make here at Barclay Heights bed & breakfast.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Beauty of Upstate New York

Come stay with us at Barclay Heights bed & breakfast to experience the beauty of Upstate NY.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

More fun in the Catskills

More fun things to do when you come stay with us!
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Woodstock Farm Festival, looks like a lot of fun! Vendors, farmers, music and local food!
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Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival - Saturday, June 16
This exciting wine and food festival highlights wines produced by all thirteen member wineries of the Shawangunk Wine Trail, as well as other select regional wineries, distilleries, hard cideries and craft breweries for a truly unique opportunity to enjoy side-by-side tastings of the region's finest libations all under one roof!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Things to do to enjoy your stay.

Here are some upcoming things to do while you visit us here in the Catskills!
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Read this 5 part series on The new Kaaterskill Falls trail



Kingston NY Farmers Market is open for the season! Fresh local food is the best!



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Inner peace

Finding inner peace can be daunting when faced with the pressures of our daily hectic lives, but we can learn simple techniques to make it easier to feel relaxed and confident no matter what our day brings. Come for a retreat in Costa Rica, feel the pura vida go home energized and ready for anything.

Back in the Catskills

We just returned home to NY from our winter in Costa Rica at our retreat center on the Nicoya Peninsula. And we are blessed with the first guests of 2018... and the first breakfast of the season..banana walnut pancakes and 4 minute eggs... yum!

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Abundance

Nature is good at showing us how to celebrate abundance, look at the mango tree so much fruit no one could eat it all..the monkeys, birds, horses, and insects all get some and we also have more than we need or can eat...life is filled with abundance all around us..it's up to us to.find and celebrate these opportunities.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Diversity

Even in the little moth we can see such detail and creativity..noticing these details and appreciating the diversity of life, this is pure vida...come to Costa Rica and get lost in the details of nature with us at beautiful Casa Bellavista
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Costa Rica Wildlife

We live with nature here in Costa Rica, toads, frogs, beetles, butterflies, monkeys, birds, and so much more all around..keeps us entertained and also with an awe  of nature and it's splendor.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Celebration

Living a pure life is important for good health, but it's also healthy to also have fun too and cake is a great way to celebrate special events! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID WE LOVE YOU!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Origin matters

We choose where our food comes from. Supermarket shopping is convenient, but it's good to also take time to frequent the area farmers' markets, or join a community supported agriculture group, CSA. Learn where your independent farmers and and support their efforts.. organic is good, generally speaking, but sometimes locally produced sustainably farmed produce is even better. We procure our eggs, dairy, and meat from local farmers and the quality is far superior to store bought mass produced..a bit more expensive yes, but a worthy investment in our health and wellbeing.

Reiki life source energy

Learn how to build your life source energy at a Reiki retreat in Costa Rica. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing art formalized by Dr. Usui. 

Tropical fruits

Guayaba is sweet and fragrant, we picked these from the tree in our yard at Casa Bellavista in Costa Rica. Sampling tropical fruits is fun and sometimes surprising...All part of the fun of an exotic vacation..

Home cooking is best

Cooking at home furthers longevity,  taking a cooking course with friends and family can be fun and satisfying especially when paired with a tropical vacation. Come to Costa Rica for a designer course especially for you and your friends and family.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sunrise meditation

Rising with the wildlife to greet the coming of the day is a wonderful way to relax and be in the moment...The monkeys and birds share their joy at the new day and we can do the same too, mindful of our blessings on planet earth

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunrise meditation

Rising with the wildlife to greet the coming of the day is a wonderful way to relax and be in the moment...The monkeys and birds share their joy at the new day and we can do the same too, mindful of our blessings on planet earth

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nature's beauty

Here at Casa Bellavista flowers are always blooming...taking time to enjoy flowers can calm the mind and improve longevity according to Blue Zone experts.

Leaf cutter ants

Watching leaf cutter ants is a meditation in its own right. Come study mindfulness meditation in tropical Costa Rica for fun, information, and relaxation.

The art of doing nothing

Learning how to slow down and relax can take practice. Indulge yourself in a wellness retreat in Costa Rica..come to Casa Bellavista and celebrate siesta time...

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fertile soil

After several big tropical rainstorms new sprouts are emerging from the red earth, hidden potential, the life cycle continues..we are like the seeds waiting for a rainstorm to emerge anew and find our purpose..meditation helps clear the mind and make way for a fresh new start..come to Casa Bellavista in tropical Costa Rica for a renewing experience.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hibiscus

The flower of Jamaica, the hibiscus makes a lovely colorful tart tea packed with flavor...

Nance tree flowers in yellow, orange, red...

The perfection of nature..and after the flowers come the nance fruit which all.the birds adore..





Potential

A seed holds the potential for future life, a new plant. Here are white beans ready to sprout after a tropical rainstorm, look closely and you will see the new plant emerging...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Casa Azul Renovations

Rustic style and modern conveniences, best of both worlds..Casa Bellavista Las Delicias Montezuma Costa Rica Pura Vida..

Pretty yellow flowers

Pretty little flowers in the yard..

Siesta time...

Taking a rest in the afternoon furthers stress reduction...siesta time!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The little details

Sometimes slowing down to take in the details...is just what the doctor ordered. In Costa Rica we enjoy plentitude of birds, butterflies, flowers, and colorful surroundings, makes it easy to stop to smell the roses..

Building relationships for longer lives

Blue zones are places in the world where people can live longer happier lives, these people tend to build lifelong relationships with their community and family members, having a lifelong pet can help too. Lucy the Macaw is 27, She came to live with us when she was 5 months old, She can live to be 80 or older..maybe even a 100 if she is very lucky..I hope to be around to share the decades ahead with her my lifelong friend.

Coloring for adults

Coloring is fun and easy to do, alone, with family or friends, coloring is therapeutic relaxation...come for an art therapy retreat in Costa Rica, no skill.required...just desire to relax and be here now.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Wonderful Retreat


Pure Life - Pura Vida - this is about living an authentic life, clean food, clean air, healthy living, time for rest, time for family, a life with meaning, living authentically.
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The amazing Paul Bloom, and our retreat guests. It was a Great Qigong retreat...it's been an honor to facilitate.


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Animal.Companions Animal.Reiki

Animal.reiki is easy and intuitive, come for a Reiki retreat in Costa Rica and enjoy a tropical adventure, meet wild animals, and learn how to help your animal companions simply and safely...

Color Therapy in Costa Rica

Ah the flowers, bees, butterflies, and birds of Costa Rica! Colors and sounds and scents nourish us in ways indescribable...tropical locations like Costa Rica, where flowers bloom year round and the air is rich aroma and an ever changing cacophony of songbirds and wildlife excited to be alive..this is pura vida..look, listen, feel the inner peace brought about by even a little time in nature :-) bring that back home and experience more happiness and joy today and everyday....

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Chocolate delicious and nutritious..

Dipping our coconut maduro cupcakes into the chocolate ganache we made from scratch...

Having fun is important

Making coconut chocolate cupcakes today! We celebrate life!

Living longer happier lives

Taking a few minutes to admire the sunset each night allows for a time to reflect on the blessings of the day...