Monica Turner

Monica is the PR contact for Stark Insider, and helps with calendaring, coordinating SI video shoots, and assisting with inquiries. monica (at) starkinsider.com.

Loreto Bay

This is Bob and Suzie and we’re down in Loreto Bay for a 3 week visit! Construction seems to have slowed down considerably on our home in AV 186 and Loreto Bay in general since our October visit. The organic garden at the Inn seems to have been abandoned;...

‘The Happening’: Being chased by wind and talking to plants marks another low for M. Night

By the time the protagonists are running from the wind during the climax of  M. Night's 'The Happening' , like some kind of Frankenstein version of The Sound of Music and Twister, there is little left to do but laugh, or cry. Or perhaps sit there numbly staring aghast at this disaster...

My favorite movie moments: ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

There are some movies you can just watch over and over, and still get the same goose bumps and chills. Breakfast at Tiffany's is definitely one of them. It has classic written all over it. No doubt, the centerpiece is Audrey Hepburn portraying a character, Holly Golightly, she was born...

My favorite movie moments: ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’

Why not share a favorite movie moment? Maybe you'll agree, or have your own memorable ones. Hitchcock is one of my all-time favorites. Everything about his movies seems just right: the pacing, the characters, the plot and the directing. These are movies I can enjoy over and over again. Whenever the...

‘The Dark Knight’ combines epic storytelling, visceral action and Joker redux

Almost 20 years ago, Jack Nicholson, dressed in outlandish purples, greens with an electronic Prince soundtrack thumping in the background bellowed "Wait'll they get a load of ME!" It was one of several memorable quotes from Tim Burton's successful vision of Batman that re-ignited the series as serious blockbuster...

Holiday Gift Idea: The top 10 magazine subscriptions (and 5 to avoid)

Although the online world has put a dent in the traditional magazine publishing model, there are still plenty of hard copy magazines (and newspapers for that matter) worth reading. In fact, perhaps because of the heightened competition brought on by the Internet, the quality of content has actually increased....
Tabor Canyon Loreto

Loreto Bay: Tabor Canyon an ideal hike

We traveled with several of these little froggie fellows with orange spots....does anyone know if this is a frog or a toad? Nothing like we had ever seen....

and the answer is ….

I’ve been advised that the market has now switched to Saturdays until further notice! Apparently they told people who shopped at last weeks market so there you have it! The Sunday Market is now The Saturday Market.

Sunday Market queries

In spite of the fact that I have lived here for years, the intricacies of the Sunday Market still befuddle me. 90% of the time you can rely on it but today was another example of showing up there with my bags in hand, thoughts of meals to...