Beautiful Temporal TemptationsThere are many beautiful stores here in Monterrey--and my granddaughters and beautiful daughters would love them all!
This is the air conditioned mall we walk in when it is over 90 degrees. If we do a complete loop of the first and second floors, it is a mile. It is not quite like walking hills and we are plagued with five (yes, 5!) ice cream/yogurt stores along the route. We occasionally drift into the Liverpool department store to contemplate the cookie/candy display which is very tempting.
|Liverpool Department store at Valle Oriente Mall|
|Valle Oriente Mall first lap|
|This is the baptismal and First Communion clothes store--they just couldn't resist these tutus!|
|"Linda" means pretty--strictly nails.|
El Palacio de HierroThis is the Harrod's/Bon Marche of Mexico. The name means the Iron Palace. It is the priciest store in Mexico--so we grabbed our friends and went for a peek.
|Palacio de Hierro in San Pedro, Nuevo Leon|
|One of many inviting restaurants|
The following are fancy skirts for A.J.--the wedding planner and dress designer:
A little color from the mall:
|Little dresses for my little girls!|
And food--glorious food:
|Mall food court: Arabic, Japanese, American, Italian, Greek and Mexican foods|
Superama Food Store
After the mall, we popped into the local high-end food store over in the high-rent district. One of our local friends was having a birthday and has been trying to find poppy seeds for a recipe she wanted to replicate from the USA. We had heard that this store had an interesting cross-section of foods; and sure enough, they had not only poppy seeds, but poppy seed dressing, as well. We bought her both! Here are some of the things we saw at Superama:
|All packaged meat is behind glass doors|
|Lovely array of fresh fish and sea food|
|Freshly made cactus and jalapeño flour tortillas--had to try!|
And some of the most beautiful desserts you have ever seen: